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May 27 – Triple B Fundraiser
The 96th Ottawa Scouts will be having a bottle drive, BBQ and bake sale on May 27th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church. Help the troop get to the Canadian Jamboree in Nova Scotia!
May 28 – Connaught Day
The Hintonburger, in its new location at 1066 Somerset St. W., will be hosting fun activities for kids to draw attention to the Connaught School Playground Renewal campaign. A portion of sales that day will be donated to the campaign. For more information go to connaughtschoolyardrenewal.ca.
May 29 – The Quiet Body
Led by dance instructor Lola Ryan, this session is ideal for people with limited range of motion. The activity emphasizes mobility and relaxation and invites participants to engage their minds as well as their muscles. Sponsored in partnership with MASC. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday May 29 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
June 3 – Books, Baking and Blooms Sale
Come for the bargains, stay for the bacon. Woodroffe United Church invites you to its Books, Baking and Blooms Sale on Saturday, June 3 from 9 to noon. Pick up summer reads, something for your sweet tooth and plants for home and garden. Enjoy delicious bacon on a bun while you shop. For more information, call 613-722-9250.
June 3 – Craft and Rummage Sale
The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor will again be holding its combination Craft and Rummage Sale on Saturday June 3 at 1156 Wellington St W from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Numerous vendors will be selling items such as knitwear, jewelry, gifts & collectibles, baked goods, and more. There will also be a rummage sale of gently used book and household items as well as a small café on site. All proceeds go towards supporting resident activities. For more information, please contact Marcia at 613-722-8025 ext. 112.
June 3 – Perennial Plant and Bake Sale
The Friends of Churchill Recreation Centre is holding a perennial plant and bake sale in the parking lot at 345 Richmond Rd on Saturday June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cash only please.
June 3 – Big art and plant sale in Westboro
Affordable artwork and jewelry by local artists and a great selection of plants, books, treasures, home baking, and our friendly café at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (470 Roosevelt Ave.) on Saturday June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 10 – Prose in the Park Literary Festival
The Third Annual Prose in the Park Literary Festival begins at 11 a.m. on June 10 in the Parkdale Park, Ottawa and finishes at 6 p.m. This beautiful outdoor day of readings, panel discussions, and book-buying is the high point of Ottawa’s literary calendar. Mayor Jim Watson will open the festival at noon. At 2 p.m., we will announce the winner of the Frank Hegyi Award, Canada’s newest national literary prize. Meet Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels, Stephen Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis, France-Quebec Prize winner Catherine Leroux and many more outstanding writers. For details, visit proseinthepark.com.
June 10 – Aboriginal Storytelling with Louise Profeit-Leblanc
Traditional Aboriginal storyteller Louise Profeit-Leblanc will warm your imagination with stories for all ages. This drop-in program is happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, June 10 at 10:30 am. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
June 15 – Estate planning with John Kitcher
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Financial Literacy program will host a presentation on Estate Planning, for anyone who wants to create a plan for how to distribute assets during their life or at their death. Presented by John Kitcher, CFA, CPA, CA, a Financial Advisor with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network and an Investment Fund Advisor with Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
June 15 – HCA Disability in the workplace event
Hintonburg Community Association is partnering with Ottawa Workers’ Rights law firm, Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP, to hold a free legal talk about disability in the workplace from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 15 at the Hintonburg Community Centre (104 Wellington St.W.) . Randy Slepchik & Dina Mashayekhi, lawyers of the firm, will be speaking about employee privacy with regards to medical information, an employer’s duty to accommodate disabilities in the workplace, as well as accessing disability benefits. Following the discussion, they will be taking general questions from the audience (it is important to understand that they cannot provide legal advice in this session with respect to anyone’s specific circumstances). The event is open to the general public.
June 20 – Freedom on Two Wheels: the Power of the Bicycle
Join Dr. Chandan Brar from Activate Chiropractic to explore the power of this humble but timeless innovation: he will be discussing how you can incorporate biking into your life as a low impact method to keep you healthy and keep your joints mobile. Please register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca..