Community calendar

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October 24 – Let’s Talk About Elder Abuse: Protect yourself and others in the community

In this social awareness session, the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre’s Elder Abuse Response & Referral Service (EARRS) will share how to recognize elder abuse, and much more. EARRS is working to effect positive change when seniors reach out for help or offer help to others.  Seniors, and all who know and work with them, are invited to join this conversation. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at 3 pm  [Registration required] For more information go to:

October 25 – Night of Worship and Ministry

Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on October 25, 7:00-9:00 pm. Theme: “Consumed by His Love”. The speaker, Pierre O’Reilly is the Executive Director of NET Ministries of Canada. He is passionate about mission and evangelization, especially spreading the love of God to the youth. 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); (

October 26 – Woodroffe United Church Fall Bazaar

This event will take place at 207 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items available include clothing, china, books,
bake table, gift baskets, tools, white elephant, silent auction, toys,
kitchenware, Christmas decorations, jewellery, furniture and much more.

For more information, please contact the Church at 613 722-9250.

October 26 – Johnny Cash Tribute

Paul Anthony, award-winning tribute artist, will perform in the downstairs hall, 389 Richmond Rd., from 8-11 p.m. The bar opens at 5 and the kitchen will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets ($25) are available at the upstairs bar and at the door. For more information: 613-725-2778.

October 26 – Seniors Health and Wellness Fair

The Seniors Health and Wellness Fair promotes the health and well-being of the citizens of Ottawa by raising awareness of the resources and supports available in our community. This event will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ron Kolbus Centre, 102 Greenview Ave (next to Britannia Beach) and provides residents an opportunity to explore and connect with over 50 exhibitors that support seniors health and well-being in our community.  It is being organized by the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre and the Ottawa West Community Resource Centre, which can also arrange for transportation if required. Admission is free! Join us for keynote speakers, live demos and health screenings.

October 26 – Church Bazaar

Our Lady of Fatima Church Bazaar, 153 Woodroffe Ave. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas crafts, white elephant, jewelry, baking, books, toys, tearoom and more. Everyone welcome. Info 613-722-7661.

October 26 – Fall Bazaar

The Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Ave (Two blocks south of Richmond Road), is holding a fall bazaar on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Affordable items by local artists. Great selection of used books, knitting, jewelry, home baking and our friendly café.

October 26 – Young String Performers in Concert

The Young String Performers’ Foundation presents Young String Performers in Concert featuring promising and talented string musicians 18 years and under. These concerts are suitable for all ages and are sure to take your breath away! Our goal is to create, provide, promote and subsidize opportunities that will develop the abilities of promising young string performers of the National Capital Region. We are a charitable organization dedicated to nurturing promising young string players, as selected by their teachers. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave. Tickets are $15 (adults), $5 (students), free (children 10 & under). For more info:

October 26 – Kiwanis 11th Annual Shred-it Day

Hampton Park Plaza 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dispose of your personal records – and support Kiwanis programs. Watch as Shred-It technicians securely shred your documents. $8 per box, maximum 5 boxes per person. Call 613-233-1900 or Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Food Basket Program for families.

October 26 – Champlain Park fun run

Champlain Park is once again hosting its annual fun run through the Champlain Woods. The race starts at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 26. Runners 5 and under run an 800 meter loop and the 5 and overs (ability dependent) complete a 2K. This year we will take advantage of the newly de-paved SJAM connection to the woods! Prizes will be awarded for best costume and top 3 finishers per age category. All participants receive a candy medal. Donations of $10 or more per runner are encouraged but not required and funds this year go to OSS u14 girls basketball and the ‘Jumpstart’ equal access to sport fund. No registration is required; just show up in costume and run. Come out and run and send a message to kids in the community that Halloween can be about more than just sugary treats! Volunteers are welcomed as finish line coordinators or on course Marshals. Donations of food and drink are also welcomed. Contact if you are able to help.

October 28 – Small Business Financing

Join Antonio Garcia, small business advisor at Scotiabank, for an informational talk about how the process works and how to prepare before applying for credit (any credit) and/or grants for your small business.  Antonio will focus on financing for startups.  What are the options for finding financing for your startup? What information do you need to provide to apply for financing?  Antonio will share essential information about credit, loans, other options, and useful tips about credit and alerts.  Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm.   [Registration required] For more information go to:

November 1 – 6th Annual Pumpkin Path

On Friday, November 1, bring your Halloween pumpkins to the Byron Linear Tramway Park (along the Byron pathway between Island Park Drive and Granville Avenue). Come back between 6 and 9 p.m. to walk a path of glowing pumpkins. Candles will be provided, but extra tea lights always appreciated. Everyone welcome!

November 1 – Yuletide Bazaar

Parkdale United Church’s Yuletide Bazaar will take place at 429 Parkdale Ave at Gladstone on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Large selection of goods include: baking, jewellery, antiques and collectibles, silent auction, books, fashion boutique, etc. For more information please call the church at 613-728-8656,

November 2 – St Martin’s Anglican Church Bistro & Bazaar
The event will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9 am to 1:30 pm at 2120 Prince Charles Road. Featuring homemade baked goods, unique gifts, fashion accessories, seasonal décor items, silent auction treasures, knit goods and crafts. After shopping you can stay and enjoy our bistro lunch!

November 8 – Live: Gib Rozon Band

Enjoy a mix of classic rock, blues, and country music from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. Public admission: $5. (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members $2.) For more information: 613-725-2778.

November 11 – Remembrance Day

The Westboro Legion’s service and wreath-laying ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the cenotaph in Byron Linear Park. Afterward, follow the parade back to the branch and gather with neighbours in the branch’s upstairs lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. For more information: 613-725-2778.

November 13 – Lunch and fall fashion show

You are invited to attend our Friendship Lunch and Fall Fashion Show on November 13, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre.  Good food: warm soups, delicious sliders, salad and tasty desserts with a taste of what’s fashionable this Fall. Cost: $18 for 65+, $20 adult. Registration is at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Center.

November 16 – Fall Fair

Biggest church bazaar in town! Great deals on gently used clothing, books, jewellery, electronics and other treasures. Fabulous silent auction; two food venues; knitted items, baking and jams.  9:30 am – 2:30 pm. 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa. or 613-725-1066.

November 16 – Annual Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar

Welcome to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall for our popular bazaar. The doors open on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1000 Byron Avenue. Our Ukrainian hot lunch will be beckoning or start with a coffee and roll. Take home our baked goods, borscht, perogies & cabbage rolls. Purchase a variety of local products, unique gift items, imported Ukrainian embroideries & Handicrafts & look for the Christmas crafts and White elephant table. Admission & parking are free. Info: Doreen Keir. 613 826 0353

November 23 – The Parkdale Orchestra Presents: A Tribute to Shostakovich

The Parkdale United Church Orchestra and Music Director Angus Armstrong present “A Tribute to Shostakovich,” their first concert of the 2019-2010 season, on Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. The program features 5 works by this brilliant Soviet composer, including his Symphony No. 5. This concert is dedicated to Angus Armstrong, who is retiring as Music Director after 15 years on the Parkdale podium. Tickets are available in advance Rob’s Music, The Leading Note, The Ottawa Conservatory or at for: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door for: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students Children are free.  Join us for a reception after the concert.  Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa.

December 7 – Holiday Market

Join us for an afternoon pop-up craft fair of sustainable and hand crafted offerings from noon to 7 p.m. at the Metta Movement and Meditation Studio, 5 Hamilton Ave, North.

December 8 – Bytown Voices Community Choir Winter Concert

Bytown Voices celebrates is celebrating its 20th year of choral singing!
Our winter concert “Ring the Bells in Celebration” will be a lively salute to the holiday season as well as to the enjoyment of singing. Over 60 male and female voices plus violinist Eric Johnson will be ready to entertain you under the musical leadership of Joan Fearnley and accompanist Carla Klassen. Join us on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. in St Basil’s Church, 940 Rex Ave. Off Maitland north of the Queensway. Tickets in advance $18 from Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., or from choir members. $20 at the door. Children 12 years and under free. Post concert reception included in ticket. Information:

December 11 – High Tea/Bake Exchange

The Churchill Seniors Recreation Center will host a High Tea/Bake Exchange from 2:00 – 3:30pm on December 11. Cost is $18 for 65+, $20 adult. Registration is at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Center.

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