Community calendar

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November 23 – Night of Worship and Ministry
Join St. Mary’s Parish for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on November 23, 7-9 pm. The theme is “Worship: Encountering Heaven.” Michael Sarich, the speaker, is a gifted leader of various ministries at St. Mary’s Parish and he serves the Body of Christ through his charisms in teaching, prophecy and leading worship. The Night of Worship and Ministry is held every fourth Friday of the month. For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar at 613-728-9811 x720 or email

November 24 – The Merry Christmas Craft Show!
Join us at St. George’s Church (415 Piccadilly Ave. N.)  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find your Christmas gifts, pick up your wreath, or centerpiece. ŠNo matter what you’re in the market for, you’re sure to find a hidden gem when supporting local at the Merry Christmas Craft Show! 50 Local Vendors to support and shop from, with everything from…. Christmas Wreathes, Beeswax Candles, Marmalade and Jams, Wood Works, Knitted Goods, Jewelry, Soaps, Essential Oils, Bath Bombs, Pet Supplies, Herbal Remedies, Macrame, Native Crafts, Baked Goods, Clothing, Greeting Cards, Gem Stones, Stained Glass, and so Much More! With a little live music and yummy snacks and treats, it’s sure to be Merry!

November 24 – Grace Manor’s Christmas craft sale
Ottawa Grace Manor is inviting the public to our annual Christmas Craft Sale on Saturday November 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some of the great artisanal items you will find include knit wear, woodwork, jewelry, homemade baking, painting, greeting cards, dolls & collectibles, and much more! There will also be a used book sale and a small café onsite. All proceeds go towards supporting resident activities. We are located at 1156 Wellington Street, on the corner of Parkdale and Wellington. For more information, please contact Lise at 613-722-8025 ext. 135.

November 24 – Churchill Alternative Holiday Craft Sale
Start your holiday shopping off with the incredibly talented local artisans and fabulous kid crafters at Churchill Alternative School (345 Ravenhill Ave.). Enjoy some hot soup and a delicious baked treat, browse our book sale and create a beautiful hand-dipped beeswax candle in a natural holder (family friendly craft). Saturday, November 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 24 – Hintonburg Artisan Craft Fair
Come join your neighbours for a day of holiday shopping with local craftspeople and makers! Handcrafted items, bake sale, music, hot chilli lunch and lots of familiar faces! Saturday November 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre. See the event page on Facebook

November 28 – Christmas Bazaar
Join us at Amica at Westboro Park for our Christmas Bazaar! A variety of Westboro vendors will be there selling everything from baked goods to clothing to jewelry. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served. The event runs in our Duke of Richmond Pub from noon to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call Julia at 613-728-9274.

December 1 – Christmas Concert and Market
Do your Christmas shopping with us: Silent Auction, Crafts, Baking, Books, Jewelry, Treasure Table! Enjoy lunch and let us entertain you with the joyous sounds of the season. Adults $12, Seniors/Students $10, Children under 12 free. Call 613-567-4241 or buy tickets at the door. Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive.

December 1 – Fisher Park Christmas Craft Market
Please join us for the Fisher Park Christmas Craft Market, a West Wellington holiday tradition. Over 100 vendors. Free parking and admission. Donations to the Ottawa Food Bank are most welcome! Saturday December 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fisher Park School (250 Holland Ave.). This event helps fund community programs.

December 2 – Songs of Hope – A Winter Choral Concert
What gives you hope during these turbulent times? Come listen to the three choirs at First Unitarian as they explore the concept of hope through songs by Craig Hella Johnson, Eleanor Daley, Gordon Lightfoot, Sam Cooke and many more. Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m, 30 Cleary Ave. Freewill donation accepted at the door.

December 2 – Handel’s Messiah: Christmas
Handel’s Messiah: Christmas will be performed by the combined choirs of Woodroffe United Church, Kanata United Church and St John the Evangelist Anglican Church along with the Strings of St. John’s Chamber Orchestra, 2 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.). Tickets available at the door, from the church office, or online at

December 7 – Light Up The Grace
Please join the Ottawa Grace Manor (1156 Wellington St. W.) for our annual Light Up The Grace. This seasonal tradition and celebration is for residents, staff and the local community. It’s an opportunity to welcome support from our gracious donors. Light up the Grace is a neighbourhood tradition carried through from the Grace Hospital, and we are pleased to carry it forward. Your generous support will go towards new dining tables, garden furniture and resident lifts. Join us for carols, a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and Christmas treats.

December 9 – Christmas Open House at Hintonburg Pottery
The Hintonburg Pottery Annual Christmas Open House is December 9 from 1-4 pm! Join us for some pottery and some cheer. Enjoy some beautiful local pottery and create your very own pinch-pot teacup! Our wonderful instructors will show you how to make a teacup using only your hands. Our Open House is a free event, if you would like to make a teacup, the cost is a donation that we will pass on to our local Food Bank. Info:

December 12 – Friendship Luncheon
Come and join us at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Center (345 Richmond Rd.) from noon to 2 p.m. for a Christmas themed lunch to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy a home-made meal, including coffee, tea, and fresh-baked dessert. We look forward to being entertained by ballroom dancers. Cost $12.50.

December 16 – A World of Carols
Come and join the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa for A World of Carols on Sunday, Dec. 16th at 3 p.m. in Woodroffe United Church. This seasonal celebration will feature a unique arrangement, by Canadian composer Willi Zwozdesky, of a suite of carols from five different countries, which will include special guest cellist, Thaddeus Morden. This performance will also include the World Premier Cantiamo commission of Angels in the Snow by Canadian composer Laura Hawley. Cantiamo is also thrilled to share William Matthias’s seven movement masterpiece: Salvator Mundi which is accompanied by piano four hands to showcase our stellar accompanists Nick Rodgerson and Teresa Van den Boogaard. Welcome Yule! Tickets at the door or at Eventbrite; Children under 12 admitted free. Info at:

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