Community calendar

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April 25 – Battlefields, Monuments, and Cemeteries of Canadian Significancein  Northern Europe
Al Sangster will focus on WWI and WWI battlegrounds and memorial sites as well as associated  historic towns and villages. WWI sites visited include the Ypres Salient area and the Somme River area including Ypres, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, Beaumont Hamel and other smaller sites. WWII sites Include Dunkirk, Dieppe and Normandy.  Short visits will be made to Camp Westerbork, Amsterdam, Brussels, Ypres (now Iper), Brujes and Paris. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Tuesday April 25 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

April 26  – Google Analytics: Uncovering Your Website’s Secrets
This session is meant for the beginner Google Analytics user. Your website has lots to tell you about visitor behaviour. However, if you’re like most entrepreneurs, website owners, and bloggers, you don’t get strategic and meaningful data from the metrics produced by Google Analytics. In this introductory session, learn how Google Analytics tells you the story. We will include in the workshop a live demonstration to show you how to use Google Analytics. Offered in partnership with David Bird of Bird’s Eye Marketing. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday April 26 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

April 28 & 29 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring Rummage Sale
A fine selection of clothing, jewelry, shoes, boutique items, books, collectables, household items, toys and more make this a popular event. Friday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 630 Island Park Dr. (at the Queensway). For information call 613-722-7254.

April 28 – Arts Night
Drop by to see local artists and performers talk about, demonstrate or perform their art. This month’s Arts Night features Betty Warrington-Kearsley, writer; Maya Hum, visual artist; Sam Clemann, Elisabeth Morrison and David Van Dine, musicians. 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave.) Admission is $5. For information call 613-725-1066.

April 28 – Night of Worship and Ministry
You’re invited to join us as we gather at St Mary’s parish to experience God’s presence and healing through powerful worship music, an inspiring talk, and whole-hearted fellowship. Our next gathering is at St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young St.), from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The speaker will be Fr. Dennis Hayes, CC (Companions of the Cross).  Prayer Teams will be available.  A reception will follow (in the lower hall). For more information, contact Lise Going at night.worship.ministry@stmarysottawa.ca or call 613-728-9811, ext. 720.

April 29 – Clean up the Capital
It’s time for the annual “Clean Up the Capital” in Hintonburg and Wellington Village! Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon (Rain date May 6). Registration: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre. Coffee and refreshments provided by Cyclelogik and the Hintonburger. Gifts for kids 10 and under by Giant Tiger Express. Come out as a family and help spring clean your neighbourhood. BYO gloves and rakes. Sponsored by the HCA, WVCA and WWBIA.

April 29 – Parkdale United Church Spring Rummage Sale
Clothing, household items, toys, books, electronics, furniture, linen, plants, sports items, oodles of items. Donations are welcome before April 26. From 9 a.m. to noon at 429 Parkdale Ave. at Gladstone (use Gladstone Avenue door). For more information go to ParkdaleUnitedChurch.ca or call 613-728-8656.

April 29 – Bottle drive
Bring your empty beer and wine bottles and help to support Citizen Advocacy Ottawa and people living with disabilities! April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beer Store Parking Lot at 1546 Scott St. For more information, call 613-761-9522.

May 1 – Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking ControversyThe explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group. Chris will share information about using these tools so that you don’t compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday May 1 at 6 p.m.  For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

May 2 – Internet safety
This session is for parents who’d like to learn about internet safety and how they can protect their children and young teens. Nowadays, children as young as two have been seen entertaining themselves on parents phones, tablets and iPads. We aim to provide awareness towards internet safety and social media. Hosted by Cst. Lemieux and Cst. Neilly. Presentation followed by Q&A. Light refreshments will be available. May 2 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St. W.).

May 3 to 5 – The Happening Ottawa
The Happening Ottawa (formerly Hintonburg Happening) is a celebration of arts and businesses in Wellington West. Join us for events at over 40 businesses May 3-5 and for the Park pARTy on Saturday, May 6 from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. at Hintonburg Park. Full details on the website: thehappeningottawa.ca/2017-festival/.

May 3 –  Parkdale Food Centre AGM
The Parkdale Food Centre Annual General Meeting will be taking place on May 3 in the Wellington Room at the Hintonburg Community Centre. Registration is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the AGM begins at 7 p.m. Come out and support the work that is being done in your community to reduce food insecurity, create opportunity and address isolation. Everyone is welcome! For more information about the Parkdale Food Centre, go to parkdalefoodcentre.ca.

May 3 – Herbal Tips and Tricks Gardening
This workshop will begin with a “walk on the wild-side” to learn about the benefits of common garden weeds before delving into easy-to-grow garden herbs. The edible and medicinal properties of each plant will be discussed as well as a brief overview of proper harvesting techniques, safety, and practical tips on how to use them. Offered as part of the à la carte food literacy project in partnership with Just Food. Funded by the government of Ontario. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday May 3 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

May 4 – Hampton-Iona Community Group Annual General Meeting
The Hampton-Iona Community Group is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Westboro Superstore (Richmond at Kirkwood). Our own Grant McSheffrey is the guest speaker. Grant will share his experience as a recent contestant and winner on the game show Jeopardy. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Executive of the Board of Directors (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) or want more information regarding the election or becoming a Director of the Board, please contact Marg Hillier at mhillier144@gmail.com. Nominations close at 5 p.m. on April 21.

May 5 –  Second annual night in Vegas
The Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma is hosting its 2ND Annual Night in Vegas at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. It’s  a fun-filled evening with casino games, live and silent auctions, and so much more! Guests will have the opportunity to play their favourite casino games like roulette, blackjack, poker, and craps, with the “Casino Money” that is included with each ticket. Lucky winners then use their winnings to bid on the prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tables open at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this event will allow CTSACT to provide services to those who would not normally be able to afford therapy. For tickets and information go to nightinvegas.ca.

May 6  – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Annual Yard Sale
Drop by Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (Byron Avenue at Golden) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine for home baking, books, jewellery, coffee and more! Refreshments available. For more information go to highlandparklawnbowling.ca.

May 12 to 14 – Inter-faith food drive
Good Samaritans invite Ottawa residents to join an Inter-Faith Food Drive to feed the poor in our community and show solidarity with one another. Bring some non-perishable food to your place of worship on Mother’s Day weekend. We are asking each place of worship to announce the food drive several times and deliver the food donations to the Ottawa Mosque parking lot, where volunteers will load it onto Ottawa Food Bank trucks. Places of worship can deliver their food donations to the Ottawa Mosque (251 Northwestern Ave.) on Friday May 12 from 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 13 from noon to 7 p.m.; or Sunday, May 14 from 1 to 7 p.m.

May 13 – Improving Income in Retirement
Are you approaching retirement? This presentation is an overview of the income sources available to Canadians during retirement. It will highlight important considerations that affect retirement income. In particular, recent government changes to CPP and Old Age Security and the move toward defined contribution plans by corporations are discussed. Learn how proactive planning can help improve after-tax income. Presented in partnership with Elie Fakhouri, Chartered Financial Analyst. Elie specializes in tax planning and retirement strategy. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Saturday May 13 at 2 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

May 13 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club open house
Drop by, have fun, and try lawn bowling at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club open house (corner of Golden and Byron). Saturday May 13 from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. (Rain date: May 14) or May 16 from 7 pm. to 9 p.m. Please wear flat soled shoes for the tryout. For more information go to highlandparklawnbowling.ca.

May 13 – Garden, Goodies and Gift Sale
Unitarian GoGos will hold their annual Mother’s Day weekend Garden, Goodies and Gift Sale on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave.). All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Contact unitariangogos@gmail.com for more information.

May 13 – All Saints’ Westboro Spring Fair
Pick-up locally grown and acclimatized perennials ready for your garden, proceeds to GranAid. Find new treasures at the Flea market, browse for books and shop at the bake table. (Early birds might find a homemade rhubarb pie.) Saturday, May 13 from  9 a.m. to  2 p.m. at All Saints’ Westboro (347 Richmond Rd.) New this year, discover one of a kind wooden toys and home decorations from Good Day Workshop, a social enterprise operated by Shepherds of Good Hope. Contact the church office for more information at 613-725-9487.

May 14 – Mother’s Day Dance
Join us at the Westboro Legion for another Westboro Music Appreciation Event – A 50’s/60’s Dance in honor of mothers on Mother’s Day.  The dance is being held in the downstairs hall. The doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the dance is from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The bar and Café 480 will be open. Admission is $10 each or $15 per couple in advance or $12 each or $17 per couple at the door. Advance tickets available at the Westboro Legion bar. Please join us for live music performances that include Wilf Arsenault, Brad McCumber, Gil Charron, Louis Lacelle, Darien Hamilton-Thompson, Lorne Daley, Gene Gorgichuk, Ginette Hamilton, Neville Wells, Ron Moors and more.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information visit rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.

May 15 – Fraud Protection for Seniors
Learn the various reasons why seniors are particularly vulnerable to fraud, and how to protect yourself. We will discuss how different types of fraud work, what fraud looks like, how to recognize signs of being victimized, what to do if you’ve fallen victim. Understand from real-life examples what criminals want, how you can be prepared, and what steps to take to be in control. Presented in partnership with CPA Canada. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday May 15 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

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.  7:30p.m.  at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Ave.)

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