Community calendar

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February 19 – Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers 2019 at FirstU! A contemporary service featuring some favourite jazz standards sung by Fusion Choir, readings, and live painting by Laurie Foster-MacLeod. Tuesday, Feb. 19,  from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Unitarian (30 Cleary Ave.). Freewill donation accepted at the door.

February 21 – Trans-Pacific Travelogue    
Join presenter Alex Bissett to hear about his Trans-Pacific Ocean crossing from Sydney Australia to Vancouver on a Holland America ship with visits to six Polynesian islands and three Hawaiian islands. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday February 21 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

February 22 & 23 – Elmdale BookFest
BookFest, Elmdale Public School’s iconic annual second-hand book sale, is an opportunity to find a great read while supporting a good cause. With more than 25,000 titles there¹s something for everyone, all at very low prices (cash only). Complete with raffles and a bake sale. BookFest 2019 will take place in Elmdale Public School’s gymnasium (49 Iona St. – enter from Java St.) on Fri., Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sat., Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have a box of books you’d like to donate? We’d be glad to come and get them. Email Click here for more information about BookFest.

February 22 – Night of Worship and Ministry
Join St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young St.) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on February 22, 7-9 p.m. The theme is ‘Light the Fire Again’. Fr. Rob Arsenault, the speaker, is currently the Secretary-General of the Companions of the Cross. He is also Pastor of Annunciation of the Lord Parish. He is a notably gifted homilist and is passionate about evangelization and parish renewal. The Night of Worship and Ministry is held every 4th Friday of the month. For more information, please contact: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720); (

February 25 –  How the Internet Works…. and doesn’t
Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will explain how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to troubleshoot things when they don’t work as they are supposed to. Note: This is a fairly technical presentation. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday February 25 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

March 1 – Time and Talent Auction  
FirstU’s annual on-line auction gets underway on March 3 at 11:30 a.m. and will last for 1 month. This very popular auction provides an opportunity to purchase one-of- a-kind items, unique experiences, personal services, and travel opportunities. Proceeds go to worthy community causes that First Unitarian supports. To participate, go to and place your bid. The auction winds up in mid-April after two silent auction components at FirstU on April 7 and 14. Winning bidders will be contacted shortly thereafter.

March 2  A Bartered Bride and Guests
Join the Parkdale United Church Orchestra and guest conductor Serena Reuten on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for a musical tour through Eastern Europe. Enjoy the romantic symphonic music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Smetana, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Meet the musicians at the reception following the concert. The concert is at Parkdale United Church. Tickets are available at the door or in advance through our website or pick up at The Ottawa Conservatory. For full details visit

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