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June 22, 2017: Community Calendar Plus. | NEWSWEST on-line

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June 22, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

June 22, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

DRAFT UPDATED June 21st. See bottom for late additions.

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June 23 – Friday – Night of Worship and Ministry.
Join us for an evening of praise and worship at St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young St.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday June 23, 2017. The speaker will be Father Sean Wenger, CC (Companions of the Cross). Prayer Teams will be available. A reception will follow in the lower hall. For more information, please email Lise Going at night.worship.ministry@stmarysottawa.ca or call 613-728-9811, ext. 720 .

June 24 – Summer Solstice Craft Show. ++++
at Parkdale United Church 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission, snack shack and live music. 429 Parkdale Avenue.

June 24 – Strawberry Social.
You are cordially invited to the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club’s annual Strawberry Social and fund raiser (strawberry shortcake, tea, coffee and lemonade), to be held on Saturday June 24 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 439 Golden Avenue (corner of Golden and Byron Avenues). Cost: Adults $8, and $6 for Children.

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 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 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 .

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).

June 30 – Arts Night.
You are invited to come and see artists demonstrate, talk about, and perform their art. This month’s guests include Linda Wiken, literary artist; Hannah Ranger, artistic feltmaker; and Audrey Saparno, singer/songwriter accompanied by Shalini Ahuja, drums. 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave (off Richmond Road). Admission: $5. For information call 613-725-1066 .

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.

July 9 – Friends of the Farm Tree Tour, ++++
at 10 a.m. Bldg. 72 Tree Growth and Pruning. Learn how pruning can improve the appearance and life of trees and shrubs. Free event, register at trees@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted. 613-230-3276, visit http://friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ for more info.

July 13 – Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre presents Snippets 150.
Join Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library as they bring your favorite Canadian songs and stories to life in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday as part of the AOE Neighbourhood Arts 150 project. Each performance is tailored to the surrounding neighbourhood and will feature guest readers and lots of audience participation. Ages 4-12. Thursday July 13 at 10:30 a.m. For information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca .

July 26 – Learn Storytelling Through Play.
Aboriginal storyteller, Lesley Parlane, will show you how to create and use your own storytelling cards to build your own stories. Ages 4-12 at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Registration required. Wednesday July 26 at 10:30 a.m. For information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca .

July 30 – Friends of the Farm Tree Tour, ++++
at 10 a.m. Bldg. 72 What does it mean to be a Native Tree? Discover the impact of invasive species on indigenous trees. Free event, register at trees@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations welcomed 613-230-3276, visit http://friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ for more info.

July 30 – Friends of the Farm Victorian Tea, ++++
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Classic tea is served on the lawns of the Arboretum. Dress in full Victorian garb, (optional), listen to live music, enter the best hat and costume contest. Formal Tea $13 at Bldg 72, CEF Arboretum east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276, visit http://friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events/ for more info.

August 12 – Friends of the Farm Art, ++++
on the Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rain Date August 13, Free. Artists working in various media will display and sell their original work under the trees at the Arboretum. Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276, visit http://friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events/ for more info.

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.

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!

Volunteer opportunity.
Do you love fair trade? Have four hours twice a month? Apply to join the volunteer team at Ten Thousand Villages! Volunteers spend time doing tasks around the store like receiving inventory, interacting with customers, ringing in sales and helping with other tasks that make for the smooth running of the store. Stop by 371 Richmond Road to get an application.
There is also a blog post about it: https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/blog/2017/04/you-can-volunteer-too/ .

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

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 .

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.

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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