Community calendar

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February 22 & 23 – Elmdale BookFest
BookFest, Elmdale Public School’s iconic annual second-hand book sale, is an opportunity to find a great read while supporting a good cause. With more than 25,000 titles there¹s something for everyone, all at very low prices (cash only). Complete with raffles and a bake sale. BookFest 2019 will take place in Elmdale Public School’s gymnasium (49 Iona St. – enter from Java St.) on Fri., Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sat., Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have a box of books you’d like to donate? We’d be glad to come and get them. Email Click here for more information about BookFest.

February 22 – Night of Worship and Ministry
Join St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young St.) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on February 22, 7-9 p.m. The theme is ‘Light the Fire Again’. Fr. Rob Arsenault, the speaker, is currently the Secretary-General of the Companions of the Cross. He is also Pastor of Annunciation of the Lord Parish. He is a notably gifted homilist and is passionate about evangelization and parish renewal. 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); (

February 25 –  How the Internet Works…. and doesn’t
Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will explain how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to troubleshoot things when they don’t work as they are supposed to. Note: This is a fairly technical presentation. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday February 25 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

March 1 – Time and Talent Auction  
FirstU’s annual on-line auction gets underway on March 3 at 11:30 a.m. and will last for 1 month. This very popular auction provides an opportunity to purchase one-of- a-kind items, unique experiences, personal services, and travel opportunities. Proceeds go to worthy community causes that First Unitarian supports. To participate, go to and place your bid. The auction winds up in mid-April after two silent auction components at FirstU on April 7 and 14. Winning bidders will be contacted shortly thereafter.

March 2 – Eight Decades of Fashion
Join us on Saturday, March 2 as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Woodroffe United Church with a fashion show and tea featuring clothing from the 1940s to the present day. 207 Woodroffe Ave. We have sittings at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available through the church office (613-722-9250) and on our website ( through PayPal. Proceeds will go to the excellent programs of Local Outreach and Indspire. Come dressed in an outfit from your favourite decade! Door prizes.

March 2 – Woodroffe Avenue Public School Book Sale
Calling all book enthusiasts! Woodroffe Avenue Public School’s Annual Book Sale is Saturday March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. There will be a selection of second-hand children’s and adult fiction,  non-fiction, comics, games and DVDs. Books range from $1-$3. Cash only! Location of book sale is 253 Woodroffe Ave. Come out to buy some great reads and support our school programs!

March 2  A Bartered Bride and Guests
Join the Parkdale United Church Orchestra and guest conductor Serena Reuten on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for a musical tour through Eastern Europe. Enjoy the romantic symphonic music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Smetana, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Meet the musicians at the reception following the concert. The concert is at Parkdale United Church. Tickets are available at the door or in advance through our website or pick up at The Ottawa Conservatory. For full details visit

March 15- St. Patrick’s Day at Amica
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us in our Duke of Richmond Pub with live musical entertainment by The Chords, a local Ottawa band. Enjoy green beer and plenty of Irish-inspired appetizers. Hosted at Amica Westboro Park, 491 Richmond Rd. Please RSVP for you and your guests to Julia at 613-728-9274.

March 28 – Duplicate Bridge
Join us at Amica Westboro Park for Duplicate Bridge on Thursday, March 28 from 1 p.m. to  4 p.m. Hosted in the Duke of Richmond Pub at 419 Richmond Rd. with Director Mike Abbey. RSVP now to guarantee your spot! Call Julia at 613-728-9274.


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