Community calendar

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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 biblioottawalibrary.ca.

May 23 – Wheels on the Street, A Pottery Throw Down!
Thursday May 23 at 6:00 p.m.To celebrate the warmer weather and the start of the New Clay Conference, we will be putting the pottery wheels on the sidewalk! We invite you to come to Hintonburg Pottery (1242 1/2 Wellington St.W.) and watch as local ceramic artists and pottery students come together in friendly competition in various pottery challenges! If you don’t have any experience on the wheel, we invite you to come and watch and cheer on the artists as they try to throw blindfolded among other challenges! For more info and to R.S.V.P. contact christine@hintonburgpottery.ca or call 613-725-6909.

May 24 – The Happening Launch Party
We are excited to launch The Happening 2019 festival at Vimy Brewing Company on Friday, May 24. Join us for a night of craft beer, live art, crafts and movies for the kids. PLUS the folks from Birling Skateboard Shop will be on site offering free skateboard lessons to anyone interested (7 pm to 9 pm). Skateboards and helmets will be provided to those who do not have them. Something for everyone, so stop by for a fun night in the hood with friends and neighbours. This will kick off a fun week of celebrating our Wellington West neighbourhood. Follow The Happening Facebook and Twitter for details about special events and Happening-themed fun, leading up to The Happening ArtsPark on Saturday, June 1 at Parkdale Park from 10 a.m to 10 p.m.

May 25 – Not Just Another Fish Fry Dinner
Woodroffe United Church on Saturday May 25. Two sittings, at 5 p.m.  (eat, then be entertained) and at 6 p.m. (entertainment first, then eat). Meal includes fish, fries, coleslaw, beans, dessert.  Beer and wine available. Maritime music entertainment provided by Fumblin Fingers. Tickets can be purchased online via Paypal at woodroffeunited.org, by phone 613 722-9250, or at the church (207 Woodroffe Ave.). Tickets $20, $10 for kids under 10. Plenty of parking.

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 biblioottawalibrary.ca.

June 1 – Afternoon Tea Dance
Starting in June, the afternoon tea & dance will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Churchill Senior Recreation Center. Ballroom, Line and Latin Dance in a social setting on large wood spring floor. No partner required.Cost: $3.75     

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/400388430796433/.

June 1 – The Big Give 2019
The Big Give (www.thebiggive.ca) is an annual opportunity for local churches across Canada to provide their community with free goods and services. On Saturday, June 1, St. Mary’s Catholic Church (at the corner of Bayswater and Young Streets) will host its second annual Big Give for all members of the community. This year’s event will feature free services like haircuts and bicycle repairs, free goods like clothing and baked goods, and much more. There’ll also be a BBQ and a bouncy castle for the kids. The Big Give 2019 at St. Mary’s Church runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Everyone is invited!

June 1 – Afternoon Tea Dance
Starting in June, the afternoon tea & dance will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Churchill Senior Recreation Center. Ballroom, Line and Latin Dance in a social setting on large wood spring floor. No partner required. Cost: $3.75.

June 3 – Daytripping: Ottawa and Beyond
Travel doesn’t have to be far away to be exciting. Join author and local travel expert Laura Byrne Paquet to hear about her favourite day and weekend trips in and around Ottawa. Discover ideas for short, easily accessible trips to explore the exotic locales in your own backyard! Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

June 7 to 9 – Westfest
One of Kitchissippi’s favourite festivals, and it’s free! Join your friends and neighbours at Tom Brown Arena park for a three days of music, art, and community. Food trucks, workshops, crafters, and buskers, will round out the weekend. Check the full schedule at westfest.ca.

June 7 – Night Market on Fox
The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre’s Night Market on Fox (located at the corner of Woodroffe and Fox Crescent) returns Friday evenings beginning June 7, 2019 through August 23, 2019. Unique to Ottawa, the Night Market brings together vendors offering local fresh produce and locally made food and crafts. Every Friday night we invite our community to the table by having dinner at the market, enjoying our playground and performers and connecting with neighbours. For more information go to www.nightmarketonfox.ca. We are accepting vendors and entertainment. Apply by calling 613-725-1733 ext 216 or send an email to nightmarketonfox@bethanyhopecentre.ca.

June 8 – Live band: The Classics
Dance to classic rock ‘n’ roll and country music from 7-11 p.m. in the Westboro Legion’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. Public admission: $5. (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members $2).  For more information: 613-725-2778.

June 8 – Plant sale
The Friends of Churchill are hosting the “All Under One Roof” plant and curio sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Churchill Senior Recreation Center parking lot. Tables will be set up for a Mad Hatters Tea Party as well, where you can purchase and enjoy some sweet treats. The Churchill Senior Recreation Center will host the event inside should it rain.   

June 10 – Law Affecting Older Adults
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults, and those who care for them, under Ontario law. Join a lawyer with expertise dealing with the legal issues and needs of older adults to discuss a variety of topics. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

June 22 – Live music at the Westboro Legion
See Country Reflections on stage from 7-11 p.m. in the branch’s Upstairs Bar & Lounge, 391 Richmond Rd. Public admission: $5. (Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members $2). For more information: 613-725-2778.

June 25 – BBQ at Westboro Beach
Everyone is invited to the Westboro Beach Community Association “Opening the Beach” Barbeque on Tuesday June 25 (rain date June 26). There will be face painting and a treasure hunt for the children. Several tables will highlight how we can enhance and protect this treasured green space in our neighbourhood. The barbeque starts at 4 p.m. For more information, please contact infowestborobeach@gmail.com.

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