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September 28, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

September 28, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

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September 29 – Ottawa Family Cinema. +++
Friday at 7 p.m. Brilliant new film telling the true story of one man’s journey to solve the greatest mystery of all time! “The Case for Christ” (rated PG) plus Door Prizes. Don’t miss the kid’s matinee in 3D Saturday at 2 p.m. Go to http://www.familycinema.ca for full details.

September 30 – Parkdale United Church Fall rummage sale.
The Parkdale United Church Fall rummage sale will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a. m. to noon. Use Gladstone Avenue door. Clothing, household items, toys, books, electronics, furniture, linen, plants, sports items, oodles of items. Donations are welcome but must be delivered before Sept. 27. For information please call 613-728-9686 or go to http://www.parkdaleunitedchurch.ca .

September 30 – One World, one tulip.
Plant the new yellow Friendship Tulip, the symbol of Peace, at Iona Park, between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and take home a few for your own garden. “Yoga in the Park” will be offered by New Moon Yoga, at the same time, please bring your mat.

September 30 – Ottawa Choral Society’s Open House ++++
At Kitchissippi United Church on Saturday, September 30th 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Have you dreamed of singing the great masterworks (like Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony?) Don’t be shy… Whether you are actually looking around for a new choral home or just looking for a great Sing, come to our Open House! Read through the Mozart Requiem with us and learn more about the historic (and hip!) Choral Society. All voices and ages are welcome. Scores will be provided (or bring your own.) Kindly RSVP choirmanager@ottawachoralsociety.com .

September 30 & October 1 – Book sale.
Don’t miss this big book sale at Dovercourt Community Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave.) Thousands of gently used books and lots of children’s books. All proceeds go to K.L.E.O Support Group education programs in northern Thailand. Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & Sunday, October 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

October 15 – Friends of the Farm Tree Tour ++++
at 5pm Bldg. 72 Photography on the Farm Explore how light tells the story of a landscape such as the Farm. Free, register at trees@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations gratefully accepted 613-230-3276 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ .

October 16 – What is Expedition Cruising?
Cruising is a popular way of traveling today. There are many types and sizes of ships navigating the globe. Carole Gobeil has a yearning for smaller and more intimate ships. She enjoys the opportunity of meeting people around the world who favor traveling on these expedition ships. Getting closer to nature, wildlife, and the locals are all part of what we call expedition cruising. Come and find out more! Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/what-expedition-cruising .

October 18 – A Conversation with Councillor Leiper.
The Hampton Iona Community Group will be hosting a seminar, “A Conversation with Councillor Leiper – Ward 15 looking 4Ward,” at 7 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen at the Real Canadian Superstore on Richmond Road. Details will soon be available at http://www.hamptoniona.wordpress.com . See this month’s article in Newswest.

October 19-22 & October 27-29 – Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio. ++++
Ottawa’s largest art studio cooperative is celebrating its 25th Annual Open Studio with a two-floor contemporary art exhibition. Located in an old bread factory, the EBA studios house 22 artists working in diverse media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and digital media. Visitors can explore each studio encountering the artists. Admission is free. Opening Night is Thursday 19 October 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibition continues over that weekend and the next. Visit http://www.enrichedbreadartists.com for times and more details. EBA is located at 951 Gladstone Avenue, just west of Preston Street.

October 20 – Trivia Challenge for Charity.
Get a team together and compete for cash donations for your favourite charity at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. Door, bar and Café 480 open at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7:30. Cost: $10 per player (maximum team size six). Reasonably priced pre-game food, door prize speed draws, early bird team draw prizes, and more. Team registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis: www.rcl480.com. For info call 613-262-8647 .

October 21 – Friends of the Farm Used Book Drop Off ++++
from 10am to 3pm. Save your books and re-gift them for a great cause. Please note we do not accept magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedia. Drive up to Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events/ .

October 21 – Kiwanis Watch-It Shred-It Day.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is holding their Annual Watch-It Shred-It Day fundraiser on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hampton Park Plaza (Carling and Kirkwood). Cost is $8.00 per box (size of a bankers box, approximately 12” x 16” or similar size) with a maximum 5 boxes per person.

October 20 – Trivia Challenge for Charity.
Get a team together and compete for cash donations for your favourite charity at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. Door, bar and Café 480 open at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7:30. Cost: $10 per player (maximum team size six). Reasonably priced pre-game food, door prize speed draws, early bird team draw prizes, and more. Team registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis: http://www.rcl480.com For info call 613-262-8647 .

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 and students. For more detailed information, please visit the reunion web site: ttps://sites.google.com/site/nepean67reunion/welcome-1h .

October 21 – Woodroffe United Church Fall Bazaar.
Items available include china, books, bake table, silent auction, toys, jewellery, used furniture and much more. 207 Woodroffe Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments and lunch available. For more information, please contact Woodroffe United Church at 613-722-9250 .

November 18 – Family Dance with live music.
Come dance with your young family, grandkids or kids you know at a super fun community dance in the heart of Westboro! Fantastic live traditional music (think fiddles). No experience necessary as all dances are taught and very family-friendly. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with optional potluck after! For more details go to http://www.ottawacontra.ca/familydance . Can’t make it to the November dance? Mark these dates in your calendar: January 20 2018, March 17 2018, April 21, 2018 .

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.

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://www.rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778 .

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

Toastmasters.
Above & Beyond Toastmasters meet through the summer months as well as all year on Monday nights (Except Holiday Mondays) at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on the Main Floor in the Bickell Room. It is a friendly atmosphere where one can learn to hone their leadership skills and become more confident in speaking.

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 ).

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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