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March 26 – Grey Jazz Big Band Dance
The Grey Jazz Big Band Dance is held every last Sunday of the month (March, April, May) at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and donations to Parkinson’s Ottawa are welcome. Sway to the musical memories from the golden age of song or dance to popular swing hits of the big band era. The Grey Jazz Big Band, now in its 30th year, is a labour of love dedicated to preserving the music of a timeless era. Don’t let the grey hair fool you. This passionate group of veteran musicians promises you a memorable evening of entertainment. For more information go to greyjazzbigband.ca.
March 26 – Paint with Janet at the Westboro Legion for Under My Wing Pug Rescue Who says you can’t paint? Everyone has talent. Discover yours and join your friends at the Westboro Legion for an afternoon of fun, laughter and painting. The bar will be open. You must register in advance. Cost is $40 per person to participate. To register please visit Under My Wing Pug Rescue’s Facebook Page or email email@example.com.
March 27 – Magnificent Canada
Join us for a sesquicentennial look at some spectacular scenes from across Canada. We will travel to places familiar and less known and meet people from Atlantic to Pacific to the Arctic. Presented by Alex Bissett. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
March 31 – Arts Night
See presentations and performances by Peter Sorokan, Q.C., writer; Sandra Marshall, ceramic sculptor; Althea Bassude, vocalist. 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave. (off Richmond Rd.) Admission is $5. For more information call 613-725-1066.
April 1 – VIMY. 100 years.
Noted Canadian historian Norm Christie will present “Masters of War,” an outline of the development of the Canadian Corps from its early days in WWI and through to the end of the war when they were seen as the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. 2 p.m. at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. (downstairs). Donations to “Help Recover Our Vimy Heroes” appreciated. Refreshments available.
April 1 – Registered Disability Savings Plan
Many Canadians worry about how a loved one with a disability will be cared for in future years. Thanks to the RDSP and generous federal grants and bonds, now it is easier for people with disabilities to save for their long-term financial security. Join Financial Advisor John Kitcher as he explains how the RDSP can work for you. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Saturday April 1 at 2 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
April 2 – Ukrainian Easter Bazaar
Over the years our bazaar patrons have shown eggceptional skills as they refine the art of designing beautiful pysanky (Easter eggs). Pysanka decorating supplies including traditional dyes and kystkas (pens) will be available along with beautifully illustrated books. The Ukrainian Women’s Association hosts its bazaar from noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral hall (1000 Byron Ave.) on Sunday, April 2. Admission is free with parking on Byron and the church parking lot. The popular Ukrainian luncheon will be a surprise! It has been traditional to include varenyky and holubtsi but Ukrainians do have many other culinary dishes to offer. You will still be able to stock up on varenyky, holubtsti and borscht for your freezer. Visit booths with new imports of Ukrainian embroideries, handicrafts, ceramics, local raw honey, gift items and knitted goods. Choose from an assortment of home-made treats and favourite goodies like lemon poppy seed and carrot cakes. For more information call Doreen Keir at 613-826-0353.
April 3 – Art Blooms for Home & Garden
Design and assemble brilliantly coloured blooms for table tops, gardens, or walls. Using permanent materials, draw your inspiration from nature, imagination, or creative experiments. You may integrate personal objects (e.g. buttons, jewelry bits, tiny china/glass bits, lace) if you wish. Sponsored in partnership with MASC. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday April 3 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
April 7 & 8 – Fibre Fling
Over forty “Out-of-the-Box” fibre artists present their sixth annual Fibre Fling Show and Sale at the Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Dr.). The event runs over two days: Friday April 7 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday April 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artwork includes every form of fibre art such as quilting, felting, beadwork, stitchery, doll-making, rug-hooking, knitting, jewellery, wearable art and more. The popular “Sales Table” offers items for every budget. A $5 admission will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The very popular High Tea will be served on Saturday afternoon for $10. Parking is free. For additional information, contact Rita at 613-723-7404 or visit out-of-the-box.org.
April 10 – Sing along with Moore & McGregor
Join in as Moore & McGregor (also known as the Celtic Rathskallions) lead a sing-along of fun and familiar favourites. Song sheets will be provided for those who wish to fully participate, and others can just tap their toes and enjoy the music. Sponsored in partnership with MASC. Drop by the Carlingwood Library on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
April 20 – Build Better Bones!
Attend this session to discover: myths about bone health; risk factors for breaking a bone; where to find reliable information on the prevention and management of osteoporosis; how to build strong bones for life; tips for caring for someone with osteoporosis, including how to prevent falls. Presented by Christine Thomas, Board of Directors, Osteoporosis Canada. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday April 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca.
April 28 & 29 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring Rummage Sale
A fine selection of clothing, jewellery, shoes, boutique items, books, collectibles, household items, toys and more make this a popular event. Friday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 630 Island Park Dr. (at the Queensway). For information call 613-722-7254.
May 3 to 5 – The Happening Ottawa
The Happening Ottawa (formerly Hintonburg Happening) is a celebration of arts and businesses in Wellington West. Join us for events at over 40 businesses May 3-5 and for the Park pARTy on Saturday, May 6 from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. at Hintonburg Park. Full details on the website: thehappeningottawa.ca/2017-festival/.
May 6 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Annual Yard SaleDrop by Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (Byron Avenue at Golden) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine for home baking, books, jewellery, coffee and more! Refreshments available. For more information go to highlandparklawnbowling.ca.