Community calendar

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January 28 – Ottawa Horticultural Society January meeting

Join Emma Terrell, the Urban Botanist, at the Ottawa Horticultural Society January meeting, January 28 at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Station Road, starting at 7:30 p.m. Emma will teach us all about the fundamentals of terrarium building with a live demonstration and sample terrariums, and educate us on the different types of plants that can be used to build terrariums. The event is free.

January 31 – Arts Night

First Unitarian Church 30 Cleary Ave (off Richmond Rd). You are invited to come and see Janna Klostermann, writer Lois Siegel, Photographer and Scott Voelzing, pianist talk about, demonstrate or perform their art. Admission: $5 Information: 613-725-1066

February 15 – Rock & Roll Never Forgets

Canada’s Bob Seger Tribute Show returns to the Westboro Legion’s Downstairs Hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Advance tickets ($20) now on sale in the upstairs bar. At the door: $25. Bar opens at 7 p.m. – first set at 8:30 p.m. For more information: 613-725-2778.

February 21-22 – Elmdale BookFest 2020

Because of renovations to the school, Elmdale Public School’s BookFest 2020 takes place at Fisher Park/Summit Alternative Public School at 250 Holland Ave. on Friday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and books cost between $.50 and $3 (cash only). There will also be a raffle and bake sale.

February 22 – Parkdale Proms

The Parkdale United Church Orchestra and guest conductor John Kraus present “Parkdale Proms” on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Parkdale United Church (429 Parkdale Ave. starting at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a journey through centuries of British music, from George Frideric Handel to William Walton. The concert will feature Ralph Vaughn William’s The Lark Ascending, with soloist Adam Nelson and Jeremiah Clarke’s The Prince of Denmark, with soloist Anne Shea. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets are available in advance from Rob’s Music, orchestra members, or at for: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door for: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. Children are free.

February 22 – Poetry Workshop with Apollo the Child

Join spoken word artist and Awesome Authors contest judge Apollo The Child for tips and tricks on how to write a winning poem. This workshop is aimed at teenagers ages 13-18 at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library 2 p.m. -3:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information go to

February 25 – Teen Ink Night

Join our teen artists who will help you get started drawing. Paper and pens will be supplied. Delicious mocktails will be served. This workshop is aimed at teenagers ages 13 to 18 years at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Drop-in. For more information go to

February 25 – Ottawa Horticultural Society February meeting – Botanicals and Drinks

Whether your drink of choice is beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, or tea, plants make up many of the beverages we enjoy every day, and the natural history of these important plant species is deeply intertwined with the cultural history of these drinks. Join Canadian Museum of Nature botanist Paul Sokoloff in exploring the botany behind what’s in your cup. There is also a seed swap beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Tom Brown Arena.

February 26 – Scam Avoidance and Trust

Join Lawrence Patterson (ISSO, ITIL & two decades supporting people’s personal/ professional technology needs) as he reviews the significant difference between blind and wise trust, the various scam sources, tips to be aware of, details common to all scams and, most importantly, how to take control.  Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday, February 26 at 6 p.m.  [Registration required] For more information go to:

February 28 – Friday night dance

Country Reflections performs in the Westboro Legion’s upstairs bar & lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. Cover $5 (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members $2). For more information: 613-725-2778.

February 28 – 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 28t, 7-9 p.m. Theme: “Priests, Prophets and Kings”. The speaker is Fr. Francis Donnelly of the Companions of the Cross. The Night of Worship and Ministry is held every fourth Friday of the month. For more information, please contact: Natalia Lacar (613- 728-9811 x720); (

Mondays – Toastmasters

Learn confidence. Hone your Leadership skills. Above and Beyond Toastmasters meet every Monday (except Holidays) at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on the Main floor in the Bickell Room. Relaxed atmosphere. Meet great people. Everyone 18 and up are welcome. More info contact

Tuesdays starting January 21 – Alpha Dinner and Film Experience

Come and explore the big questions of life, meaning, and faith at our Alpha Dinner and Film Experience – Tuesday evenings starting January 21. Check-in 6:28 PM. Register via, email: or leave a message at 613–728–9811 x701. St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 100 Young Street. Access via parking lot. Alpha is free, the experience priceless!

January – June – Homework Club Program

Starting in January , Frontier College will be offering a Homework Club program for children ages 6–12 at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The program will run Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Learners at the Homework Club will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with volunteer tutors in an environment adapted to their individual needs. No prior registration is required and all programming is free. For more information, please contact the Carlingwood branch of the library, or else email

April 24 and 25 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring Rummage Sale

A fine selection of clothing, jewelry, boutique items, shoes, books, collectibles, household items, toys and more make this a popular event.  Friday April 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon,  at 630 Island Park Drive (at the Queensway).  For information 613-722-7254 or

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