Community calendar

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August 14 – Riversong Concert at Westboro Beach
Come and celebrate in music and song on the shores of one of Canada’s great rivers! Join Radio Active, Pat Mayberry, Just Voices – An Activist Choir, Barbershop Therapy and Flying Rowan on Westboro Beach, as we raise our voices to keep the Ottawa River clean and beautiful for future generations. Family-friendly. FREE. August 14 at 7 p.m. Concert rain date: August 16 at 5:30 p.m. Check the event page on Facebook for weather updates the day of the concert.

August 18 & 19 – Westboro Fuse Street Festival
Fuse brings performers, demos, shopping, food, and lots of fun activities for the whole family to the heart of Westboro. Find more information about this community street festival at

August 18 – Brewery Market at Hintonburg Park
Expect your standard local favourites, along with some tasty special-edition beers. Hintonburg Park is a grassy oasis-bring a blanket, or your lawn chairs and kick-back for the afternoon. The features a splash pad and playground, so bring the little ones! This event is free, all-ages and runs rain or shine. Proceeds to benefit the Parkdale Food Centre. For information go to

August 20 – Toastmasters Speechcraft Program
Do you have trouble finding the right words to say when speaking to a group of people? A Speechcraft workshop can help you become a confident poised speaker. The Above and Beyond Toastmasters program starts on Monday, August 20. It lasts for six sessions each on Monday night every week except holidays. The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are in the Bickell Room of the Civic Campus. For enrollment information contact: Lucille at or go to

September 1 – Techno Buddies
Teen volunteers share their knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. For adults 50+ at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Wednesdays, August 1 to August 15 at 3 p.m. Registration is required. For information go to

September 8 – Westboro Beach closing bonfire
Say goodbye to a great summer at Westboro Beach. Info to come! Follow the Westboro Beach Community Association Facebook page for updates.

September 10-  Ardbrae Scottish Country Dance
For FUN, FITNESS and FRIENDSHIP try country dancing, Scottish style. The Ardbrae Scottish Country Dancers of Ottawa Introductory Welcome Class takes place Monday September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Churchill Recreation Centre (345 Richmond Rd.), and classes continue every Monday through May 2019. Come and see what Scottish Country Dance is all about! The best time to start is in September but new dancers are welcome to join at any time. You don’t need to be Scottish to recognize Scottish Country Dancing is good value for your money, good for your health, and great for making new friends! First three classes are free! Scottish Country Dancing is a lively social form of dance done in groups of eight. People of all ages and nationalities enjoy Scottish Country Dancing worldwide. The music is lively and adds to the exhilaration of the dance. You don’t have to be a Scot; you don’t have to bring a partner and you don’t have to wear a kilt! Just wear comfortable clothing and bring soft-soled shoes. Come to a class, or drop by one of our socials to watch the fun! For more information go to or email

September 10 – Folk Song Circle
Beginning September 10 and meeting once a month, Folk Song Circle is an opportunity to get together and sing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic, and other folk music at the at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Bring a copy of “Rise Up Singing” if you have one. Song leaders from Churchill Seniors’ Center Song Circle will lead this program. Mondays from September 10 to June 10, 2019. Drop-in from 2-4 p.m. For information go to

September 15 – Taste of Wellington
TASTE of Wellington West is back! Kitchissippi’s favourite local food festival is September 15. And this year it’s bigger, greener, and more community-minded than ever – with all proceeds to Parkdale Food Centre. Try TASTE Plate samples from restaurants and food shops across Hintonburg and Wellington Village starting at 1 p.m. There’s also an all-day sidewalk sale, performers, G.T. Express KID Zone, a family movie night at Parkdale Park with Pixar’s Ratatouille, a fall “Prix Fixe” menu promotion and more! See for details.

September 15 – Family Movie Night
The third movie in this year’s Wellington West Pop-Up Cinema Series is coming to Parkdale Park on September 15 as part of TASTE of Wellington. Presented by the Wellington West BIA in partnership with Mizrahi Developments and Capital Pop-Up Cinema, the food-themed, family-favourite Ratatouille (G) is sure to offer an entertaining evening under the stars. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

September 22- River Parkway Children’s Centre’s 50th Anniversary
Since 1968, RPCC has been a warm, nurturing environment where children develop creativity, independence, co-operation and discover the joy of learning.  That calls for a celebration! We are inviting the community to join us for music, face-painting, centre tours, sandwiches, cake and more on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  We are nestled on the campus of First Unitarian Congregation 40 Cleary Ave. Feel free to visit our website at Please RSVP to

September 27 – Carlingwood Film Club
Carlingwood Film Club begins September 27! Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-club-style chat about film and cinematography! Last Thursday of the month (September to November, then March to May) at 6:30 p.m. at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For more information go to


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