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May 25, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

May 25, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

DRAFT UPDATED June 7th. See bottom for late additions.

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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 23 – Plant Sale and Auction.
Ottawa Horticultural Society plant sale and auction is an opportunity to choose from a great selection of plants, including some unique ones. 7:30 p.m. at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Ave.)

May 25 – Carlingwood Film Club.
Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-club-style chat about film and cinematography! For May: A Murder of Crows. Crows are one of the most intelligent species on the planet. This visually stunning HD documentary offers fresh insight into the secret life of crows, using tiny, state-of-the-art radio tracking devices, creative camera techniques and pioneering field research. A Canada 150 Film event, with the May theme of ‘Storytelling Through Cinema.’ Film Club runs from March-May. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/carlingwood-film-club .

May 26 – Arts Night.
Come and see artists talk about, demonstrate or perform their art at First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave.) This month’s guests include Ruth Latta, writer; Charles Spratt, landscape painter and Clayton Connell, jazz musician. Admission is $5 and the evening begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 613-725-1066.

May 27 – ArtsPark,  plus call for volunteers. ++++
Back for another year of great entertainment, delicious food, and wonderful vendors. Interested in volunteering to help out? Send us a note at info@hintonburg.com with “ArtsPark Volunteer” in the subject line.

May 27 – Triple B Fundraiser.
The 96th Ottawa Scouts will be having a bottle drive, BBQ and bake sale on May 27th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church. Help the troop get to the Canadian Jamboree in Nova Scotia!

May 28 – Connaught Day.
The Hintonburger, in its new location at 1066 Somerset St. W., will be hosting fun activities for kids to draw attention to the Connaught School Playground Renewal campaign. A portion of sales that day will be donated to the campaign. For more information go to https://connaughtschoolyardrenewal.ca . (See the article in the May 25th issue of Newswest.)

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/ .

May 28 – Dollars for Dogs. ++++
Calling all dog owners in the Ottawa area! You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. On Sunday, May 28, 2017, participate in “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The fun takes place at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue. All well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. You and your pooch can join in the dog social, then walk 4-Kms through the park, and stay around for a barbecue and plenty of door prizes. The dog social and registration is from 9:30-10:15 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:30 a.m. Pay $30 on-site to participate or waive the entry fee by obtaining pledges in advance. Entry forms are available by emailing events@guidedogs.ca . You can also sign up for the event online at http://www.guidedogs.ca .

May 29 – The Quiet Body.
Led by dance instructor Lola Ryan, this session is ideal for people with limited range of motion. The activity emphasizes mobility and relaxation and invites participants to engage their minds as well as their muscles. Sponsored in partnership with MASC. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday May 29 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/quiet-body-0 .

June 2 – Tony Turner Trio. ++++
Local celebrity Tony Turner’s final show in Ottawa will be on June 2nd at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street. The Tony Turner Trio will play a set of his original songs, followed by the dance-able tunes of his other band, Shirt Tearing Boys. According to Turner: “It promises to be a big musical party where I hope to see many friends and supporters.”
For more information on Tony Turner, visit: https://www.tonyturner.ca . (See the article on Tony in the May 25th issue of Newswest.)

June 3 – Books, Baking and Blooms Sale.
Come for the bargains, stay for the bacon. Woodroffe United Church invites you to its Books, Baking and Blooms Sale on Saturday, June 3 from 9 to noon. Pick up summer reads, something for your sweet tooth and plants for home and garden. Enjoy delicious bacon on a bun while you shop. For more information, call 613-722-9250 .

June 3 – Perennial Plant and Bake Sale.
The Friends of Churchill Recreation Centre is holding a perennial plant and bake sale in the parking lot at 345 Richmond Rd on Saturday June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cash only please.

June 3 – UPDATE Big Art and Plant Sale in Westboro. -> Rescheduled to Saturday June 17th.

June 3 – Craft and Rummage Sale.
The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor will again be holding its combination Craft and Rummage Sale on Saturday June 3 at 1156 Wellington St W from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Numerous vendors will be selling items such as knitwear, jewelry, gifts & collectibles, baked goods, and more. There will also be a rummage sale of gently used book and household items as well as a small café on site. All proceeds go towards supporting resident activities. For more information, please contact Marcia at 613-722-8025 ext. 112 .

June 3 – Art Lending of Ottawa. ++++
A summer exhibition of visual arts. Lease, lease to purchase or purchase original fine art at reasonable prices. Local artists. Large selection of works. Saturday, June 3, 2017 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). RA Centre (Outaouais Room, east entrance) 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. Free admission. Free parking. http://www.artlendingofottawa.ca .

June 10 – Prose in the Park Literary Festival.
The Third Annual Prose in the Park Literary Festival begins at 11 a.m. on June 10 in the Parkdale Park, Ottawa and finishes at 6 p.m. This beautiful outdoor day of readings, panel discussions and book-buying is the high point of Ottawa’s literary calendar. Mayor Jim Watson will open the festival at noon. At 2 p.m., we will announce the winner of the Frank Hegyi Award, Canada’s newest national literary prize. Meet Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels, Stephen Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis, France-Quebec Prize winner Catherine Leroux and many more outstanding writers. For details, visit http://proseinthepark.com .

June 10 – Aboriginal Storytelling with Louise Profeit-Leblanc.
Traditional Aboriginal storyteller Louise Profeit-Leblanc will warm your imagination with stories for all ages. This drop-in program is happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, June 10 at 10:30 am. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/aboriginal-storytelling-louise-profeit-leblanc .

June 10 – Featured Artists Series. ++++
Spirit of Rasputin’s Featured Artists Series presents a performance by the colourful veteran folksinger Doug McArthur on Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., at Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. N. at Byron. Doug is continuing a long and colourful career on the folk scene as singer, writer and festival organizer. His songs have been performed and recorded by artists including Valdy, Stan Rogers, Garnet Rogers, Colleen Peterson and Nancy White. Tickets are $20 and are available at http://rasputins.ca using PayPal or credit cards.

June 10 – Friends of the Farm June Blooms, ++++
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., donation. Join us to celebrate Canada’s 150th with guided tours of the historic CEF Ornamental Gardens, meet Blooms book author Richard Hinchcliff, refreshments. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca 613-230-3276, see the article in the May 25th issue of Newswest.

June 11 – Friends of the Farm Tree Tour, ++++
at 2 p.m. Bldg 72. Insect Tree Tour. Tour leaders will point out evidence of insect activity on leaves, twigs and bark of various trees. They will also comment on insects that are found on or off trees. The tour will highlight the interdependence of plants, insects and birds, all providing support for the natural world. Free and open to the public, register at trees@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted http://friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ .

June 15 – Estate Planning with John Kitcher.
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Financial Literacy program will host a presentation on Estate Planning, for anyone who wants to create a plan for how to distribute assets during their life or at their death. Presented by John Kitcher, CFA, CPA, CA, a Financial Advisor with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network and an Investment Fund Advisor with Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/estate-planning-6 .

June 15 – HCA Disability in the workplace event.
Hintonburg Community Association is partnering with Ottawa Workers’ Rights law firm, Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP, to hold a free legal talk about disability in the workplace from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 15 at the Hintonburg Community Centre (104 Wellington St.W.) . Randy Slepchik and Dina Mashayekhi, lawyers of the firm, will be speaking about employee privacy with regards to medical information, an employer’s duty to accommodate disabilities in the workplace, as well as accessing disability benefits. Following the discussion, they will be taking general questions from the audience (it is important to understand that they cannot provide legal advice in this session with respect to anyone’s specific circumstances). The event is open to the general public.

June 17 – Spring Festival.
Saturday June 17th, Hampton-Iona Park Community Association will be hosting a Spring Festival in Iona Park. This will take place rain or shine, starting at 10.00 a.m. and feature our “new” Fieldhouse and our park garden. As part of Canada Garden Days, from June 9-18th, this will be our activity for “Ottawa Garden Days” to enjoy our garden culture with family and friends. Food and beverages will be available.

June 17 – Big Art and Plant Sale in Westboro.
Saturday June 17rd, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Ave (Two blocks south of Richmond Road). Affordable artwork and jewellery by local artists. Great selection of plants, books, treasures, home baking and our friendly café.

June 20 – Freedom on Two Wheels: the Power of the Bicycle
Join Dr. Chandan Brar from Activate Chiropractic to explore the power of this humble but timeless innovation: he will be discussing how you can incorporate biking into your life as a low impact method to keep you healthy and keep your joints mobile. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/freedom-two-wheels-power-bicycle .

June 24 and 25 – Friends of the Farm Used Book Sale, ++++
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free. Literally the best used book sale in Ottawa, choose from thousands of titles. It’s a two-day book sale for a reason! Bldg 72, CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events/ .

June 27 – Summer Flower Show.
The Ottawa Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show will be taking place June 27. Come and hear about Front Yard Edibles from Jordon Bouchard of Just Food Ottawa. 7:30 p.m. at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Ave).

October 21 – Nepean HS Class of ’67 Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion.
Members of the Nepean HS Class of 1967 are organizing a Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion, to be held at Nepean High School on Broadview Ave on Saturday, October 21, 2017. All grade 12 and 13 graduates from 1967 and classmates who graduated after grade 12 in 1966 are invited to come back and relive memories of their high school days, meet their former classmates and mingle with current staff nd students. For more detailed information, please visit the reunion web site: https://sites.google.com/site/nepean67reunion/welcome-1 .

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).

Camp Awesome is looking for campers.
This one-week long day camp from July 24- 28 offers a fun-filled program for children 4 to 12 at Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Dr. behind the Royal Ottawa).The program includes outdoor play, stories, songs, crafts and snacks. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-camp and post-camp care is also offered. The cost for the week is $80 (some subsidized spots are available). For more information and camp registration forms please go to www.kitchissippiuc.com/what-we-offer/camp-awesome or contact Camp Coordinator, Kirsten Gracequist at kgracequist@kitchisisppiuc.com or call 613-722-7254. All are welcome!

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 (345 Richmond Rd.), every third Friday of every month, 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will sing songs from the songbook “Rise up Singing” and include music from the 50s to the 80s, Celtic and other folk music. Cost: $2.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927 for more info.

Contra Dance.
Never heard of contra dance? Think trad dancing with awesome live music (fiddles+) and a really vibrant happening community! Everyone welcome, no experience necessary, all dances taught, and you can come alone, with friends or family. It’s a great time 1st and 3rd Saturday at the Churchill Recreation Centre. Intro session 7:30pm, dance 8-11pm. $12, 16 and under free. www.ottawacontra.ca

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.
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.
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/ .


Late Additions:

May 30 – Hintonburg Supper Club.
The next Hintonburg Supper Club event will be held at The Hintonburger’s new location at 6:00 p.m. on May 30th. Note that the event is almost full. For more info, send an email to supper@hintonburg.com .

June 4 – Hintonburg Garage Sale.
Want you house included in our Garage Sale map? Send a note to info@hintonburg.com with your address and “Garage Sale” in the subject line.

June 10 – Westboro Beach Community Garage Sale.
Westboro Beach Garage Sale is neighbourhood-wide, and is taking place June 10 from 8 a.m. to 1.p.m. (Rain date is June 11.) Look for households from Remic Avenue and north of the Transitway to the Ottawa River. Treasures are cash only please! For information contact infowestborobeach@gmail.com .

June 10 – The Wild Wild WESTboro Garage Sale.
The Wild Wild WESTboro Garage Sale is happening from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 10, in Westboro Kiwanis Park at Dovercourt Recreation Centre (No rain date). This fundraiser supports the Westboro Community Association. There’s a bouncy house too! For more information, or to book a table, go to http://dovercourt.org .

June 10 – Spirit of Rasputin’s Concert. ++++
At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. N. at Byron on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $20, available at http://rasputins.ca through PayPal. Our long-awaited Doug McArthur concert with Paul Roberto, opening artist. (Doug McArthur’s song “Tears Like Rain” was performed by Randy Bachman in the early days of Bachman-Turner Overdrive). A few last-minute tickets may be available for cash at the door, but seating capacity is limited, so advance purchase is strongly recommended.

June 11 – First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa Open House.
The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa invites you to an open house to celebrate 50 years in our beautiful building at 30 Cleary Ave. on Sunday, June 11 from noon to 3 p.m. Join us for free entertainment, guided tours and refreshments, For more information contact 613-725-1066 .

June 15 – The Day of the African Child.
Please join the Ottawa-Gatineau Grandmothers Advocacy Network at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (30 Cleary Ave.) on June 15 for an informative and entertaining evening on education on sub-Saharan Africa, seen through drama, storytelling, and music. 7-9 p.m. Free will offering accepted.

June 17 – Father’s Day Dance.
There will be a Classic Country Barn Dance at the Westboro Legion (389 Richmond Rd.) in the main hall with Doug and Pam Champagne. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance will be from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bar and canteen will be open. Wear your best country outfit and dancing shoes. Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple. We welcome all fathers to this event but especially members of our Armed Forces. Tickets are available in the upstairs bar at the Westboro Legion. Join us for the fun of it. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778 .

June 24 – Above & Beyond Toastmasters Club’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Hear one of our Charter Members give her inspirational keynote address as she takes us down memory lane. In addition, founding members, and past presidents will share their memories. Terrific Table Topics will add to the fun, and there will be plenty of time along the way to reconnect with old friends, make new and Celebrate! Saturday June 24, at 6 p.m., 75 Cleary Ave. Cost is $25 and includes a sumptuous buffet, celebratory cake made by one of our members, beverage, gratuity and tip. Activities include 50/50 and Door Prizes. Reserve your ticket by contacting l_bouthillier@yahoo.ca .

June 26 – How to Take Better Vacation Photos.
Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Also, learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of “being there” when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday June 26 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/how-take-better-vacation-photos-13 .

July 9 – The Hintonburg 5k Run (and Newswest Kids 1K). ++++
Registration is now open for Ottawa’s funkiest little road race: the Cyclelogik Hintonburg Centennial 5K and Newswest 1K!  – Race Day is Sunday, July9th! As usual we’re offering free registration to kids under 13, and of course at the finish line there will be cake (and lots of it) !  Go to http://www.hintonburg5k.ca/ for more info and to register.

Ottawa Tool Library – Shop Night. ++++
Every first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. come book our benches to grind away at your projects with tools from our library. Book on line at http://www.ottawatoollibrary.com and then come to your bench for the might in Makerspace North, 250 City Centre Avenue, Bay 216 (upper level). Just $5 for members and free for members 55 or older, with lots of parking.

Ottawa Tool Library – Community and Demo night. ++++
Connect and chat with other makers around Ottawa at our tool library. Learn and observe with live demonstrations starting at 6 p.m. on topics such as Bikes, Gardening, Carpentry, Painting, Canning, Wiring etc. We are a volunteer-run nonprofit providing endless opportunities to create, garden and cook. Located in Makerspace north, 250 City Centre Avenue in Bay 216 (upper level), we are open Mondays 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find us on Twitter and Facebook, @yowtoollibrary.

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