Community calendar

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June 16 – June in the Park Month
Hampton Iona Community Group will be participating in Ecology Ottawa’s “June in the Park Month.” HICG has received a TD Bank Parks People Grant and is hosting a “Leave your Mark on Iona Park” series of events in Iona Park under the guidance of artist Claudia Salguero. It all culminates on June 16 when we hold a Gardening Party while finding inner calm with Yoga in the Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your own mat.

June 17 – Bike Fest
Bike Fest is an annual event run by parent volunteers for our students and the community. Drop by Dovercourt between 1-4 p.m. on June 17. This year we’ve partnered with Dovercourt, Ottawa Safety Council, Ottawa Public Health, and Ottawa Mountain Bike Association and they will all be there! It is a great way to kick off the biking season to ensure your bike is meeting all the safety requirements and is ready to go. It will also include obstacle courses, bike art, traffic safety, basic instruction, plus lots of tire pumping! Interested in helping? Volunteer signup at:

June 20 – Have You Had ‘The Talk?’
Can you live as long as you want as well as you want in Ottawa? Begin one of the most important talks of your life. Take part in a discussion about Advance Care Planning – a process of conversations, decisions and caring for each other. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday June 20 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

June 22  – Friday Night of Worship and Ministry
Join us at St Mary’s Church (100 Young St.) from 7-9 PM for the Night of Worship and Ministry. The speaker will be Father Sean Wenger, pastor of St. Mary’s Church.  The theme is “The Promise of Abundant Life in Christ”. The Worship Team will be Cameron Turner. A reception will follow in the lower hall.

June 23 – Strawberry social
You are cordially invited to the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club’s annual Strawberry Social and fundraiser (strawberry shortcake, tea, coffee and lemonade), to be held on Saturday June 23 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 439 Golden Ave. (corner of Golden and Byron Avenues). Cost: $8 per adult, $5 per child.

June 26 –  St. George Parish Strawberry Social
We’re breaking out the fine china for the St. George Parish strawberry social on June 26 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Join us and bring a neighbour for a fun tea party at 415 Piccadilly Ave. in the parish hall! Delicious church sandwiches, homemade cake with locally sourced strawberries and ice cream, and plenty of tea and coffee. Family friendly. Great raffle prizes and a bake sale table. Tickets available at the door: $10/adult, $5/child. All proceeds support the parish’s charitable activities in the neighborhood. All are welcome.

July 5 – Strawberry Social
Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) invites you to our annual Strawberry Social on Thursday, July 5. Between 5 and 7 p.m., we will be serving a ham and salad supper and one of the best treats the season has to offer: strawberry shortcake. $15 per person, children 10 and under free, family max $40. Tickets are available through the church office at 613-722-9250.

July 9 – Summer Teen Cooking 101
Jacklyn Villeneuve, Registered Dietitian from Loblaws, will be teaching teens how to make a quick and easy one-pot meal at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Monday July 9 at 5 p.m.until 6.p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

July 10 – Songwriting Basics: Workshop for Teens
Workshop presenter Amanda Balsys has played and taught the violin for over twenty-five years. She has also worked as a touring and studio musician as a violinist, guitarist and vocalist throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. This workshop will introduce Teens to some basic songwriting techniques including lyrics and 3-chord composition using a standard acoustic guitar or ukulele. No experience necessary and ukuleles will be provided at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Tuesday July 10 from 5 p.m until 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

July 14 – Raspberry Pi Teen Programming Workshop
FIRST Robotics Team 2706 will teach you how to program a robot driven by a Raspberry Pi mini computer at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Saturday July 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

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