Community calendar

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April 26 – Arts Night
The April edition of Arts Night will be taking place on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave.) Everyone is invited to come and see local artists talk about, demonstrate, or perform their art. This month’s line up includes: Henrik Vierula, poet; Sumayyah Petrus, visual artist; Joyce Lundberg and Huguette Voyer, sopranos; John Royle, pianist; David VanDine, cellist. Admission is $5. For information please call 613-725-1066.

April 25 – Mystery in the ‘hood: Where the bodies are buried! Author visit with Brenda Chapman and Barbara Fradkin
Come join authors Brenda Chapman and Barbara Fradkin for an evening discussion of their work! Led by CBC radio host Giacomo Panico. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Drop-in event. For more information go to

April 27 – An age in a moment fundraiser concert
An age in a moment fundraiser concert at Saint-François d’Assise church, 20 Fairmont Avenue (at the corner of Wellington West) on Saturday April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Daniel Cheug, Yiran Zhou, Adam Tung, Juliana Hentosz and Thomas Mennill will present virtuosic music from four periods of music. Chamber works by Telemann, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Bruch, Glazunov, Hindemith and Shostakovich. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. An elevator is available on the west side of the church (next to the Hintonburg Community Centre). OC Transpo bus no. 11 stops in front of the church. Information: 613-728-1983.

April 27 –  Spring Craft & Rummage Sale
Ottawa Grace Manor is inviting the public to our annual Spring Craft & Rummage Sale on Saturday April 27 from 9 a.m. to  2:30 p.m. Some of the great artisanal items you will find from vendors include knit wear, woodwork, jewelry, homemade baking, spices, painting, greeting cards, dolls & collectibles, and much more! There will also be a used book and rummage sale outdoors and a small café onsite.  All rental fees from vendor’s table, sales proceeds from the resident tables, and rummage sale go towards supporting resident activities. We are located at 1156 Wellington Street, on the corner of Parkdale and Wellington. For more information, please contact Que Chanh at 613-722-8025 ext. 135.

April 27 – Nepali Gala
Namaste. On behalf of the Women’s Foundation Nepal we invite you to the annual Nepali Gala to be held at First Unitarian, 30 Cleary from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for a delicious Nepali meal of dahl, butter chicken and curried vegetables prepared by members of the Ottawa Nepali community; enjoy our unique silent-auction items; sale of hand-woven silk and cashmere scarves and be entertained by Nepali dancers. Proceeds from the event will support the Women’s Foundation Nepal in their work to provide shelter and assistance to victims of gender-based violence and exploitation. Tickets for the April 27 Gala, including dinner are $30 (children $15). To reserve your seat contact Patricia at 613-820-4061 or

April 27 – Spring Rummage Sale
The Parkdale United Church Spring Rummage Sale is taking place  Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.- to noon. Use Gladstone Avenue door. Clothing, household items, toys, books, electronics, furniture, linen, plants, sports items, oodles of items.  Donations are welcome but must be delivered before April 25. For information call 613-728-9686 or go to

April 28 – Open House at Hintonburg Pottery Shop
Come and celebrate Spring and create a clay bird! Drop in between 12 and 4 to get muddy and explore hand building pottery. Fee: by donation only. All proceeds going to the Youth Services Bureau.

April 28 – A concert for the whole family
Parkdale United Church Orchestra and Music Director Angus Armstrong present “Children’s Corner”, a concert for the whole family at Parkdale United Church on Sunday April 28 at 3 p.m. This will be a benefit concert for Orkidstra with many members of Orkidstra joining us to play. You will hear well known shorter pieces, playful tunes, and an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra with Benjamin Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Tickets at the door are $20 adults; $15 students / seniors. To purchase in advance at a discount, see our website

May 3 – Nepean Choir’s Spring Concert
Nepean Choir is pleased to present “For the Living: Songs of Rest, Renewal and Hope.” We are particularly excited to be performing the Ottawa premiere of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem For the Living.” Our programme also includes an uplifting selection of traditional and modern pieces from Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” to Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run.” Please join us for the final concert of Lee Carter’s inaugural season as director of Nepean Choir. Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) Tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 at the door; children free. For info go to

May 4 – Woodroffe Ave Public School Car Wash Fundraiser
Come out to Woodroffe Ave Public School (235 Woodroffe Ave.) for our Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost per vehicle is by donation (any monetary amount accepted). Get a spring cleaning for your vehicle and support the grade 4’s field trip fundraiser!

May 4 – Garage sale
Our Lady of Fatima Church church garage sale is taking place at 153 Woodroffe Ave. corner of Byron and Woodroffe) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Money raised supports charities in the Ottawa area.

May 4 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Yard Sale
Drop by and peruse books, jewellery, baking, and silent auction items at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (corner of Golden and Byron Avenue in Westboro) Saturday May 4 at 8 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. promptly. RAIN OR SHINE. Refreshments available.

May 4 – Coffee House
An evening with Birch Bark Coffee Company founder Marc Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, about his project to purchase equipment to bring potable water to Indigenous community homes. May 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Dessert and coffee will be served.  Birch Bark Coffee Company organic and certified free trade coffee will be available for sale. Entertainment by Indigenous artists. Free event. Everyone welcome. At All Saints’ Westboro / First United 347 Richmond Rd (near Churchill). For more information call 613-725-9487.

May 5 – Sultans of String
Sultans of String, an instrumental music group based in Toronto, combining elements of Celtic reels, Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz are presented by the Young String Performers¹ Foundation (YSPF). They are 3x Juno nominees and SiriusXM winners. The group’s leader is award-winning producer and Canadian musician Chris McKhool. This show will not disappoint! Event will be May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Congregation (30 Cleary Ave.) For ticket info, please visit or Eventbrite.

May 6 – Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chanoyu (‘tea and hot water’) is a fascinating tea ritual still practiced in Japan and throughout the world today. Join Rebecca Cragg, Omotesenke teacher and practitioner with over 20 years experience as she introduces the tools, history, health benefits and cultural impact of the tea ceremony. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

May 9 – Canada’s NEW Food Guide – What’s on your plate?
Healthy eating is important for healthy aging!  The new food guide encourages Canadians to think not just about what they eat, but how they eat. In this session we will look at the new food guide, and how older adults and their caregivers can incorporate the food guide in menu planning. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday May 9 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

May 11 – Great Bach Marathon 3
The Ottawa Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is pleased to be hosting the third annual Great Bach Marathon on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.), beginning at 1:30 p.m. This event includes performances by organists and pianists of all ages, along with a special cellist, all celebrating the music of Bach. A freewill donation is accepted, which goes to support the Centre’s Scholarships for Beginning Organ Students.

May 11 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club open house
Drop in, have fun! Try lawn bowling at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (corner of Golden and Byron Avenue) Saturday May 11 between 2 and 4 p.m. or Tuesday May 14 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday May 12.) Please wear flat soled shoes for tryout. For info go to

May 11 – Walk for dementia
Join the Walk for Dementia at Tunney’s Pasture for outdoor fun, fitness and to raise much-needed funds to support caregivers and people diagnosed with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. When you walk, you send a message of hope to the almost 20,000 people in Ottawa and Renfrew County currently living with dementia, and many more who care for them. With a 1km or 2km walking route designed for all ages and abilities, the Walk for Dementia is great for spending time with friends and family. The Walk for Dementia is The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County’s annual fundraising event. Monies raised support local programs and services that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, as well as support other activities like education and public awareness. For more information, email, or call 613-523-4004, or go to

May 16- Parkdale and Fairmont Avenues: A Visual History of the People and Properties
The Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association’s (CHNA) History & Heritage Committee will present an engaging photo history of the people, properties and happenings on the southern stretches of Parkdale and Fairmont Avenues, going back more than 100 years. This event starts at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 579 Parkdale Ave. (at the corner of Sherwood Drive). Donations welcome. For more information, visit:

May 23 – Windows Performance Tune-up
If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don’t have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. While a few techniques are exclusive to the latest version of Windows 10, most also apply to older versions of Windows. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday May 23 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

May 25 – Plant sale
The Spring Fair and GranAid Perennial Plant Sale will be taking place Saturday May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at All Saints’ Westboro Anglican Church (347 Richmond Rd.). Come and find used books, crafts, jams and jellies, and acclimatized perennials for your garden.

May 29 – Bee Keeping
Hear from an experienced second-generation beekeeper to learn how to set up a beehive and manage it. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to


June 1 – Summer Spectacular Kitchissippi Community Garage Sale
Councillor Jeff Leiper and many Kitchissippi community associations and volunteers are organizing a Kitchissippi-wide garage sale on June 1 (rain date: June 2). Interested in clearing your closets and selling your goods? Maybe you’d like to promote a lemonade stand or porch performance on that day? This is going to be a BIG event, right across Kitchissippi. Post your info (and find details and tips) on the official FB event page:

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