Community calendar

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December 14 – Children’s Book Launch!

Join author Theo Heras, and illustrator Alice Carter to celebrate their latest picture books, My Puppy Patch and Our New Kittens. Come for a fun story time, kid’s craft and book signing! This is a free event. (Books will be available for purchase.)  Saturday, December 14, 2-4 p.m. (*Story time starts at 2:15pm) at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave. For more information visit

December 14 – Behold the Light!

Join the First Unitarian Choirs for a choral celebration of Christmas and solstice on December 14 starting at 3 p.m. Freewill donation. 30 Cleary Avenue: west of Westboro, east of Woodroffe Avenue, off of Richmond Rd.

December 15 – Westboro Legion Jazz Night

Constant Black will entertain in the branch’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Advance tickets ($10) available at the upstairs bar. At the door: $15. For more information: 613-725-2778.

December 15 – Cantiamo Choirs ” A Merry Little Christmas” Concert

The Cantiamo Girls Choir, Apprentice, Training and Primary Choirs invite you to join us in concert! Feed your festive feelings with Christmas songs and carols, new and traditional. Special guest: The Northwinds Brass Quintet! This mix of marvelous music, sensational singers and incredible instrumentalists will fill your ears and heart with the joy of the holiday season. Have yourself a “Merry Little Christmas”! Woodroffe United Church, 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. $20 adult/ $15 seniors & Free for students/ children under 12.

December 17 – Christmas Evensong

Kitchissippi United Church is presenting an Field Mice Imageevening choral service on Tuesday, December 17 at 7 p.m. The service will feature Christmas choral works by renowned Canadian composer Donald Patriquin, sung by the Kitchissippi choir under the direction of Gavan Quinn. Music will be interspersed amongst readings and prayers led by Kitchissippi United’s minister, Rev. Jenni Leslie. Come experience the beauty of the Christmas season in what will be a peaceful and joyous worship service! Admission is free and there will be a reception to follow. 630 Island Park Drive.

December 17 – Night of Caroling

The 96th Venturers (a senior section of Scouting) are hosting a night of caroling,campfire, hot chocolate and baking on December 17 from 6:45 p.m. to about 8 p.m. at Woodroffe Park. Donations welcome.

December 25 – Christmas Day Meal

19th annual free Christmas Day Meal at the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street, (Armstrong at Parkdale right next to the Parkdale Market) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Christmas Day. Don’t be alone at Christmas; come and spend it with your neighbours and friends. Listen to some great music from musicians in the community, great food.  A vegetarian meal will also be available at the dinner provided by Indian Express. For information contact: Cheryl 613-728-7582 or Not wheelchair accessible. Donations appreciated of turkeys (at least 10 days before Xmas) baked goods, new gifts for adults (men & women)(ie: gloves, hats, gift certificates, telephone cards) as well as gifts for teens, children and pet food. We provide close to 1000 meals that day. Please leave gifts unwrapped but we appreciate gift bags. Gifts can be dropped at the Carleton Tavern the week before Christmas.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party

Bring in the new year in the Westboro Legion’s downstairs hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Advance tickets ($10) available at the upstairs bar. At the door: $15. The downstairs bar opens at 7 p.m. and The Gib Rozon Band will be on stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

January 28 – Ottawa Horticultural Society January meeting

Join Emma Terrell, the Urban Botanist, at the Ottawa Horticultural Society January meeting, January 28 at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Station Road, starting at 7:30 p.m. Emma will teach us all about the fundamentals of terrarium building with a live demonstration and sample terrariums, and educate us on the different types of plants that can be used to build terrariums. The event is free

January 31 – Arts Night

First Unitarian Church 30 Cleary Ave (off Richmond Rd). You are invited to come and see Janna Klostermann, writer Lois Siegel, Photographer and Scott Voelzing, pianist talk about, demonstrate or perform their art. Admission: $5 Information: 613-725-1066

Mondays – Toastmasters

Learn confidence. Hone your Leadership skills. Above and Beyond Toastmasters meet every Monday (except Holidays) at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on the Main floor in the Bickell Room. Relaxed atmosphere. Meet great people. Everyone 18 and up are welcome. More info contact

Tuesdays starting January 21 – Alpha Dinner and Film Experience

Come and explore the big questions of life, meaning, and faith at our Alpha Dinner and Film Experience – Tuesday evenings starting January 21. Check-in 6:28 PM. Register via, email:
or leave a message at 613–728–9811 x701. St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 100 Young Street. Access via parking lot. Alpha is free, the experience priceless!

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