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April 13, 2017: Community Calendar Plus. | NEWSWEST on-line

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April 13, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

April 13, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

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April 10 – Sing along with Moore & McGregor.
Join in as Moore & McGregor (also known as the Celtic Rathskallions) lead a sing-along of fun and familiar favourites. Song sheets will be provided for those who wish to fully participate, and others can just tap their toes and enjoy the music. Sponsored in partnership with MASC. Drop by the Carlingwood Library on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca .

April 11 – Online Crime Reporting; Free Training Session. ++++
7 p.m. At the Bayview Innovation Centre. See the February 16th Newswest article for more details.

April 11 – Westfest Volunteer Orientation meeting. ++++
At the Laroche Park field house, 42 Stonehurst Avenue, from 6 and 8 p.m., to learn how you can help create the best music festival Ottawa has ever seen. See the March 16th Newswest article for more details.

April 11 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. “Pruning: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” with Laura Moses. Participants will gain knowledge to perform proper pruning. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

April 13-15 – Easter Services at St. Martin’s.
St. Martin’s Anglican Church, is located at 2120 Prince Charles Road. Services are; on Good Friday, at 1:30 p.m.; on Holy Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.; on Easter Sunday, April 15, at 8:30 a.m. spoken Eucharist, and at 10:00 a.m. for the choral Eucharist. Celebrate with us! (Reverend Canon John Organ).

April 19 – Compassionate Care Information Session.
Nancy Roberts with Hospice Care Ottawa will be talking about the compassionate care provided from the time of diagnosis through palliative care and the end-of-life journey, including grief support. Come by on Wednesday April 19 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.). Admission is free. For more information, call 613-798-8927 .

April 19 – Friends of the Farm Annual General Meeting. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. Public is welcome, membership not required. Guest speaker is Richard Hinchcliff, whose topic is “Bloomers are the Craze: Images of the Farm’s Gardens.” The decision to move the AGM from September to April was taken last fall by the board of directors. Meeting and presentation at K.W. Neatby Bldg with free parking. To register for this free event call 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca .

April 19 – Free Heritage Ottawa Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Prime Ministers’ Row Project”. The extraordinary built heritage of Ottawa’s Laurier Avenue East, historically home to seven Fathers of Confederation and eight Prime Ministers, will be transformed into Canada’s first street museum and more by this unique and innovative initiative. Suneeta Millington is Chair of the Board of Directors, Prime Ministers’ Row. The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register. Takes place in the Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street. The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register. For more information please visit the Heritage Ottawa website at http://heritageottawa.org .

April 20 – Build Better Bones!
Attend this session to discover: myths about bone health; risk factors for breaking a bone; where to find reliable information on the prevention and management of osteoporosis; how to build strong bones for life; tips for caring for someone with osteoporosis, including how to prevent falls. Presented by Christine Thomas, Board of Directors, Osteoporosis Canada. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday April 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/build-better-bones .

April 21 – Drop In Folk Song Circle.
Come by for Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (at 345 Richmond Rd.), on Friday April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will sing songs from the 50s to the 80s, Celtic and other folk music. Cost is $2.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927 .

April 21-22 – Electronics and textile recycling. ++++
Fundraiser for Connaught Schoolyard Renewal, on April 21, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and April 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Connaught Public School parking lot off Rosemount. Have electronic waste? Bring it to Connaught and support fundraising for a new play structure! Visit for more details. http://connaughtschoolyardrenewal.ca/news_events.html

April 22 – Hintonburg Street Hockey Tournament. ++++
So Game On! We’re back for another great year of street hockey. Assemble your team for the Co-Ed showdown to determine who will lay claim to the crown of Hintonburg Hockey. Visit http://hintonburg.com/hockey17.html for Rules and regulations. See https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hintonburg-street-hockey-tournament-tickets-32473946448 to register your team; Tournament is on Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue North and Armstrong. See https://www.facebook.com/HintonburgCA/?fref=nf for updates from the HCA.

April 22 – The Great Bach Marathon.
Pianists, singers, strings and organists (including Hintonburg organist Gilles LeClerc), students and adults, learning and experienced all performing the works of J.S. Bach, with choristers from St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:30 – 6 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) Come when you can; leave when you must. Freewill donations will be accepted to benefit the scholarship fund for young organists. For more information go to http://rcco-ottawa.ca/events.html, for any information not there or to volunteer to assist in the afternoon, please contact Sondraproctorgoldsmith (at) gmail (dot) com.

April 25 – Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
from 7 to 9pm. “Gardening for Beginners” with Mary Reid. Participants will look at the real basics of gardening. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

April 28 & 29 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring Rummage sale.
A fine selection of clothing, jewellery, shoes, boutique items, books, collectibles, household items, toys and more make this a popular event. Friday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 630 Island Park Dr. (at the Queensway). For information call 613-722-7254 .

April 29 – Parkdale United Church Spring Rummage Sale.
Clothing, household items, toys, books, electronics, furniture, linen, plants, sports items, oodles of items. Donations are welcome before April 26. From 9 a.m. to noon at 429 Parkdale Ave. at Gladstone (use Gladstone Avenue door). For more information go to http://parkdaleunitedchurch.ca/NewsAndEvents/News.htm or call 613-728-9686 .

April 29 – St. Patrick’s Organ Tour. ++++
St. Patrick’s Basilica, 220 Kent Street (at Nepean), Saturday April 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Please join us for a tour of the historic organ at St. Patrick’s Basilica, hosted by Jacquelin Rochette, the Artistic Director at Casavant Frères. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear this historic instrument up close, and learn about its recent restoration. There will be a coffee and cookies reception afterwards. This event is free for RCCO Members, non-members are asked to contribute a donation of $10, see http://rcco-ottawa.ca/events.html for more info.

April 29 – Clean the Capital. ++++
Saturday, April 29 join us to help clean up the Hintonburg neighbourhood. Registration takes place at the Hintonburg Community Centre at 9 a.m. A lunch will be provided for volunteers, courtesy of The Hintonburger. Please bring gardening gloves, a rake or broom and a coffee mug. Yard waste and garbage bags will be provided.

May 2 – Internet safety.
This session is for parents who’d like to learn about internet safety and how they can protect their children and young teens. Nowadays, children as young as two have been seen entertaining themselves on parents phones, tablets and iPads. We aim to provide awareness towards internet safety and social media. Hosted by Cst. Lemieux and Cst. Neilly. Presentation followed by Q&A. Light refreshments will be available. May 2 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St. W.).

May 3 – Parkdale Food Centre AGM.
The Parkdale Food Centre Annual General Meeting will be taking place on May 3 in the Wellington Room at the Hintonburg Community Centre. Registration is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the AGM begins at 7 p.m. Come out and support the work that is being done in your community to reduce food insecurity, create opportunity and address isolation. Everyone is welcome! For more information about the Parkdale Food Centre, go to http://parkdalefoodcentre.ca .

May 4 – Hampton-Iona Community Group Annual General Meeting.
The Hampton-Iona Community Group is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Westboro Superstore (Richmond at Kirkwood). Our own Grant McSheffrey is the guest speaker. Grant will share his experience as a recent contestant and winner on the game show Jeopardy. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Executive of the Board of Directors (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) or want more information regarding the election or becoming a Director of the Board, please contact Marg Hillier at mhillier144@gmail.com . Nominations close at 5 p.m. on April 21. See this month’s Newswest article for more details.

May 3 to 5 – The Happening Ottawa.
The Happening Ottawa (formerly Hintonburg Happening) is a celebration of arts and businesses in Wellington West. Join us for events at over 40 businesses May 3-5 and for the Park pARTy on Saturday, May 6 from 1pm-10pm at Hintonburg Park. Full details on the website: http://www.thehappeningottawa.ca/2017-festival/ .

May 6 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Annual Yard Sale.
Drop by Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (Byron Avenue at Golden) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine for home baking, books, jewellery, coffee and more! Refreshments available. For more information go to http://highlandparklawnbowling.ca .

May 7 – Guided Tree Tour of the Arboretum. ++++
Explore this urban gem with tour leaders. Sunday May 7, “Flowering trees: blossoms and pollination”. The tour will focus on showy tree flowers like the magnolias but there is much to learn about all trees in bloom. Some trees are male, some female, but most are both! Climate change is also affecting the flowering and leafing-out of trees. The flowers and pollination are the key to their survival. Come and enjoy the colour as you learn about the trees. The tour leaders are Robert Glendinning and Zoe Panchen. The tour will start at 2pm by Building 72 in the Arboretum. Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance at trees@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276 . Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour. Visit http://friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ for more information.
And Mark your calendars! Upcoming Tree Tours include:
May 28 – Tree Leaves of Canada with tour leaders Zoe Panchen and Eric Jones.
June 11 – Insect Tree Tour with tour leaders Christian Schmidt, Henri Goulet.

May 7 – Hazardous waste depot. ++++
The annual household hazardous waste depot in our ward will be held on May 7 at Tunney’s Pasture. For more info on this Tunney’s depot and others across the city visit http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/garbage-and-recycling/hazardous-waste-and-special-items .

May 9 – Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9pm. “Container and Balcony Gardening” with Rebecca Last. For those of us with limited growing space, gardening in containers can be a great way to accommodate more plants, grow things out of zone or out of season. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

May 14 – Friends of the Farm Plant Sale. ++++
From 9am to 1pm. Everything you need for your garden! Specialty growers and plant vendors, garden accessories, plant ‘coat-check’ service, Master Gardener advice. In Neatby Building parking lot at Carling & Maple Drive. Free admission, donations to Friends of the Farm kindly accepted. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events .

May 20 – Friends of the Farm Lilac Walk Tour, CEF Gardens. ++++
Starts at 2 p.m., Donation. Take a guided tour with the Friends’ Lilac Team and discover the many varieties of lilacs and their history at the CEF. Meet at Macoun Garden in the CEF Ornamental Gardens, park at Ag Museum lot, follow the signs. 613-230-3276 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events .
And don’t miss “June Blooms – Strolling Through Garden History” on Saturday June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 23 – Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. “Going Grassless: Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn” with Julianne Labreche. Ideas and inspirations on ways to create a grassless front garden. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

May 27 – ArtsPark, Call for volunteers. ++++
Volunteers needed for Artspark to be held on Saturday, May 27th. Interested in helping out with the always awesome ArtsPark event? Please send an email to info@hintonburg.com with subject line “ArtsPark Volunteer”.

May 28 – Guided Tree Tour of the Arboretum. ++++
“Tree Leaves of Canada” with tour leaders Zoe Panchen and Eric Jones. Sunday May 28 at 2 p.m. Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout. Spring is upon us and with that trees are leafing out and the Arboretum is coming back to life. In this tour we will meet the trees that are early to join spring and those that wait till the last moment to leaf out. Come enjoy stately views of the Arboretum during the magnificent spring flush. Tours are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. Free admission, donations kindly accepted during the tour. For more info 613-230-3276 or e-mail trees@friendsofthefarm.ca . See http://friendsofthefarm.ca/event/tree-leaves-of-canada/ .

Friends of the Farm’s new book ‘Blooms’ ++++
Is about the Ornamental Gardens at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm A wonderful gift for anyone who loves gardens and flowers, as well as a treat for those interested in Canadian history. It is the Friends’ contribution to the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Available at http://friendsofthefarm.ca/ and local bookstores. Catch the author May 15 at 7 p.m. Russell & District Horticultural Society (Richard will present the History of Horticulture at the Central Experimental Farm), or May 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chapters South Keys – Richard will be signing Blooms books, or May 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lee Valley Ottawa – Richard will be signing Blooms books, or
June 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Kanata-March Horticultural Society – Richard will present “Photographing the Central Experimental Farm” (Book available).

Call for volunteers. ++++
Clare Park Gardens is looking for a few good gardener/volunteers. Details to come…

Westboro Legion’s Bingo and Leagues.
Bingo every Wednesday night at the Westboro Legion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Café 480 and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Join us with your friends, or come and meet new friends. Funds raised are donated back to community organizations. We also have bid euchre, darts, pool and sandbag leagues on a weekly basis. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778 .

Westboro Legion’s Saturday Pool.
Free pool from noon to 5:00 p.m. upstairs at the Westboro Legion. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.

Third Friday Song Circle.
Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (at 345 Richmond Road), every 3rd Friday of every month All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will sing songs from the 50s to the 80s, Celtic and other folk music. Cost: $2.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927 .

Carlingwood toastmasters. ++++
Looking to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Join us at Carlingwood Toastmasters every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 at St. Martin’s Church 2120 Prince Charles Road. Find us online at http://carlingwoodtoastmasters.org for more information.

The OWCS Grocery Bus. ++++
For Seniors in Hintonburg, Carlington and Westboro who need assistance with grocery shopping. For only $6 Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) provides door to door transportation and help with bagging and carrying of purchases. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, the bus departs OWCS at 9am, picks up seniors from their homes and takes them shopping at local supermarkets. For more information about the Grocery Bus and other OWCS programs, please contact the office at 613-728-6016 ( and look for their September 1st article here in Newswest On-line ).

English conversation group
Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Tuesdays at 6:30-7:30 p.m. No registration is required for this drop-in class. Tuesdays, January 17, 2017 to June 27, 2017. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/english-conversation-group-tuesdays-groupe-de-conversation-en-anglais-mardis-mardi .
++++ For Rosemount Library’s second Wednesday of the month, English Conversation Circle (7:00 p.m.) see https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/english-conversation-circle-0

Carlingwood Reading Group #1. ++++
Drop-in and share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere, in the Carlingwood Library Meeting room, first Wednesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
May 3rd : “Outline” by Rachel Cusk
June 7th : “Such A Long Journey” by Rohinton Mistry.
For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/carlingwood-reading-group-1 .

Carlingwood Reading Group #2. ++++
Drop-in and share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere, in the Carlingwood Library Meeting room, second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
April 12th 2017 – “Solitude Creek” by Jeffrey Deaver
May 10th 2017 – “Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler
June 14th 2017 – “Hero’s Walk” by Anita Rau Badami
For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/carlingwood-reading-group-2 .

Painter’s Circle.
Do you want to paint, but just don’t do it at home? Join a friendly group on Tuesday mornings at the Unitarian Church on Cleary Ave. All levels of ability are welcome, although there is no teaching, so participants are expected to know how to paint already. $10 fee goes entirely to the church. For full details contact Clea Derwent 613-695-0505; clderwent@gmail.com .

Bytown Swing. ++++
Come dance Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing with us on Saturday nights in Ottawa. Grab a pair of indoor shoes and get ready to hit the dance floor. Non-profit, holds a dance every Saturday at Studio X, 122-250 City Center Avenue ( 3 minute walk from the Bayview Transitway stop ). Parking available. Beginner lessons start at 8:15 p.m., DJ’d social dancing starts at 9:00 p.m. Cost is just $7 cash at the door and $5 for students and seniors.
Starting in 2017 there will be no more bi-weekly dances: we’re moving to one-off Lindy Hop events like bar nights, pop-up dances, and special live band events. The Westie Underground will be hosting bi-weekly WCS dances under a new name. Stay tuned for future announcements on dates and details! See http://bytownswing.com or https://www.facebook.com/bytownswing/ .


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