Community calendar

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November 20 – Investing 101: Learn how to invest your money
This session provides a basic overview of investing. You’ll learn about the various savings vehicles (e.g. TFSA’s, RRSP’s, non-registered investment accounts) and the investment options and strategies available to all of us. Whether you are a seasoned investor or just starting out, the class will provide tips to get you on track to achieve your short term and long term objectives! Presented in partnership with John Hastings of RBC Dominion Securities. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday November 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information, go to

November 21 – Escape the Library
Celebrate the release of R.J Palacio’s book, Wonder, turning into a movie with an escape room at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Tuesday November 21 at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Can you and your team solve all the clues about the book turned into a movie, and escape before time runs out? Winners will walk away with a prize. For teens aged 13 to 18 years of age. Registration is required. For more information go to

November 21 – Westboro Community Association Annual General Meeting
Please join us and our Councillor, Jeff Leiper, for our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 21 at 345 Richmond Rd. (Churchill Seniors Center) Come out to meet your neighbours and discuss the issues that are important to our community! Doors and community kiosks open at 6:30 p.m, followed by reports from Board of Directors at 7 p.m., election of new Board of Directors, special guests, and presentations. Refreshments will be served. Membership is required to vote but you can attend without joining. Membership is $10 for one year or ($20 for family membership.) We are always looking for new board members who want to bring their talents to our community. Questions or interest in being a board member? Email us at or contact

November 22 – workshop
Learn how to use, one of Ottawa Public Library’s resources. With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, is the place to go for learning computer programming, multimedia software, 3D animation, photography, project management, and much more. is free through the Ottawa Public Library website. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday November 22 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to

November 24 – Arts Night
The next Arts Night at First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave.) is taking place at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and see Shelina Merani, comedian; Nagwaeen Atef, painter; and Liliane Lalonde & Joanne Parenteau, pianists. Admission is $5. For information call 613-725-1066.

November 24 – Friday Night of Worship and Ministry
Join us as we gather at St Mary’s Church (100 Young St.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Night of Worship and Ministry. The speaker will be Fr. Francis Donnelly, Companions of the Cross. The theme will be “Acknowledge Him in All Ways.” A reception will follow (in the lower hall).

November 25 – Concert
Galerie Côté Créations (98 Richmond Rd.) is offering a free, one-hour concert by Camerta Flutes on Saturday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. The trio’s name, Camerata Flutes, is a tip of the hat to the small group known as the Florentine Camerata, who invented opera. Dan Trumpler, Vic Norian, and Janet Kreda have been playing together for three years in their spare time. They play a diverse repertoire, from Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and Modern period music interspersed with Cuban dance music, gospel and contemporary tunes. Listen to some wonderful music and visit the gallery, filled with art by local artists in a variety of media (glass, metal, ceramics, felt, oil, acrylics, watercolour). Don’t miss the annual juried exhibition by the Ottawa Guild of Potters. It ends November 30.

November 25 – Fall concert
The Parkdale United Church Orchestra and Music Director Angus Armstrong are pleased to present our opening Fall concert on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm entitled, “European Soundscape”. This concert features Ottawa Symphony’s Principal Clarinet Shauna McDonald. Held at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Ave at Gladstone. Tickets at the door: $15 Adults/$10 Students/Seniors. Free for ages 12 & under. For more info, please visit our website at

November 25 – Bob Seger Tribute Show
Against the Wind’s Bob Seger tribute show is coming to the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at the branch’s upstairs bar or at the door starting at 7 p.m. For information go to

November 25 & 26 – Holiday showstoppers shopping extravaganza
Fun and local! Stop by QWest at 88 Richmond Rd. for holiday shopping, sweets, eats, bikes, and bling. Crafts for kids, holiday trees and wreaths, and photo opp with Elsa from Frozen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 25 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday November 26. $2 admission at the door goes to the Westboro Region Food Bank.

November 27 – A Private Safari In Tanzania and Rwanda
Safaris, safaris, safaris! Where is the best place to see the most abundant and the largest variety of wildlife: Tanzania. The Serengeti Plain, located in north-central Tanzania, is world renowned as an ideal location for wildlife and nature photography. Much of the beauty is attributed to its sweeping vistas and dramatic natural features that extend over 60,000 square kilometers. Join Carole Gobeil as she shares her travels to Tanzania and Rwanda! Happening at the Carlingwood Library on  Monday November 27 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to

November 29 – Westboro Beach Community Association AGM and Community Meeting
Westboro Beach AGM and community meeting will be taking place at 6:45 p.m. at the Field House at 29 Van Lang followed by the AGM at 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Community Meeting: Developing a Vision for the NCC Land, East of Westboro Beach to the Champlain Bridge. NCC Staff will be present and everyone welcome. What would you like the area to become? What don’t you want the area to become? More information at

November 30 – Knight at Nepean
Knight at Nepean is Nepean High School’s annual fundraiser for programs and clubs that directly benefit students. Everyone is invited! Tickets are available online at The event will include an Italian-themed dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a silent auction and a cash bar. For more information, to volunteer, or to donate a silent auction item, contact

December 2 – St Martin’s Christmas Bakeshop & Baubles Bonanza
Featuring home-baked yuletide yummies, Christmas cakes by St Martin’s very own Rector, unique gifts, fashion accessories, seasonal décor items, silent auction treasures, jewellery, knit goods and crafts bistro lunch. Saturday, December 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 2120 Prince Charles Rd. at Lockhart. For information go to

December 2 – The Fisher Park Christmas Craft Sale
The Fisher Park Christmas Craft Sale, a West Wellington holiday tradition, featuring over 100 vendors. Free parking and admission. Saturday Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fisher Park Public School (250 Holland Ave.) Non-perishable donations for the Parkdale Food Bank are most welcome.

December 6 – What is Expedition Cruising?
Cruising is a popular way of traveling today.  There are many types and sizes of ships navigating the globe. Carole Gobeil has a yearning for smaller and more intimate ships. She enjoys the opportunity of meeting people around the world who favor traveling on these expedition ships. Getting closer to nature, wildlife, and the locals are all part of what we call expedition cruising. Come and find out more! Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

December 15 – Drop-in Folk Song Circle
Stop by the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) on Friday December 15 for the Drop-in Folk Song Circle. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Cost: $2.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927.

December 19 – Teen holiday DIY
Teens! Save some cash this holiday season. Join us at th Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library for an evening of DIY fun and create an assortment of ornaments made with recycling materials from the Body Shop. Perfect gifts to give away during the holidays. Mocktails will be served. Registration is optional. For more information go to

December 20 – Afternoon Tea & Dance
Stop by the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) on December 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for            ballroom, line and latin dance in a social setting on a large, wood spring floor. No partner required. Cost: $3.50. For more information, please call 613-798-8927.

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