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Welcome! This is a user-created list of events (of any sort - concerts, garage sales, whatever) in the Ottawa area. Please post events to share them with everyone else.

This Week

Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed atmosphere in this book-club style chat about a particular film and cinematography. This month's film is The Boxing Girls of Kabul. Drop in. Wednesday, April 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr Ottawa
April 23, 2014
Learn how to reduce taxes and enjoy more of your own money Presented by Wade Brown, M.A., MBA, Investment Advisor and Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities. Register with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr 613-580-2710
April 24, 2014
The Fine Folks Forum offers monthly conferences in Ottawa about various topics (see our website http://www.finefolksforum.com/ for more information). It is completely free to attend but we do accept monetary contributions to cover the cost of organizing the event. This month, Christopher Buchanan will be presenting a talk on Sustainable and Renewable Energy. Christopher is a fourth year student at Carleton University. He will be pleased to share his knowledge on the latest trends in "green" energy, policies, the global perspective and also aspects that we can relate to here in Ottawa. Date and Time: Thursday April 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM Location: Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa Topic: Sustainable and Renewable Energy - Christopher Buchanan Hope to see you there!
April 24, 2014
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is an annual celebration of folk music, dance and the spoken word. Our festival is run completely by volunteers, along with sponsors, who make the free afternoons possible. On Saturday and Sunday there are free activities all afternoon, followed by a ticketed evening performance. Food will be available for purchase.
April 25 -  27, 2014
 
 
Treat yourself and your family to a musical evening with our special guests from Dublin, Ireland, Friends of Emmet, with Ottawa's own Wicked Grin and Nothing (the band) With every ticket purchased, you are someone’s HERO as you support Cancer Patient Care for someone in need throughout Ottawa and the surrounding areas.Proceeds from the event will support The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.
April 26, 2014
Treat yourself and your family to a musical evening with our special guests from Dublin, Ireland, Friends of Emmet, with Ottawa's own Wicked Grin and Nothing (the band) With every ticket purchased, you are someone’s HERO as you support Cancer Patient Care for someone in need throughout Ottawa and the surrounding areas.Proceeds from the event will support The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.
April 26, 2014
Discover a comprehensive and innovative way to achieve your goals with our personal development workshop! Location: Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1 Time: 10am to 1:30pm For more info contact us at Info@TheSuccessRoom.ca
April 26, 2014
Tone Cluster partners with youth from the Ottawa/Gatineau region to celebrate diversity through the arts, and promote a message of support and inclusiveness to all those who face the challenge of embracing their unique identity on Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 pm at Centretown United Church. (507 Bank St, Ottawa). Guest High School Choirs include Chorale De La Salle (Ottawa) and Red Velvet (Arnprior) as well as local choirs Ottawa Gay Men's Chorus and Harmonia. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. They’re available at After Stonewall, The Leading Note, Compact Music, Venus Envy, and Books on Beechwood. Note the free admission for accompanied children under 12. The repertoire includes Born This Way (Lady Gaga), Everything Possible (Fred Small), I Don’t Like Mondays (Bob Geldof), We Rise Again (The Rankin Family), You Walk With Me (from the Movie The Full Monty, among others. For more information visit www.tonecluster.ca Media: Kita Szpak, KS Communications, kita@sympatico.ca #613-725-3063
April 26, 2014

**FREE Food, Drinks and Prizes**

**FREE 5 Minute Chair Massages**

Discover our clinic and chat with our practitioners and staff.

Receive an introductory package with discounts on our services!

Help us support the Ottawa Food Bank!

In exchange for our services please donate non-perishable food or items.

DATE: Saturday, April 26th, 2014

TIME: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Hampton Wellness Centre- 1419 Carling Avenue, Suite 209

RSVP Online or Call 613-761-1600

April 26, 2014
Spring is in the air and Mother's Day is right around the corner; it must be time for the Capital Artisans Guild's Spring Craft Show. The event features over 30 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. The show takes place on April 26 and 27 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 1515 Tenth Line Road in Orléans. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking and admission are free, but the public is encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable food items or cash for the Orléans-Cumberland Emergency Food Program. For more information, go to www.capitalartisansguild.org. Join us on Facebook at “Capital Artisans Guild”. Join our Facebook event “Spring Craft Show”
April 26 -  27, 2014
In this workshop facilitated by Deanna Young, participants will consider the elements of highly effective poems that hinge on a single moment. After examining poems of this nature by well-known poets, the group will turn its attention to a poem by each participant and workshop it in a supportive environment. Once registered, email up to five pages of poetry (poems focusing on one moment encouraged but not required) to Poetry@ottawa.ca by Saturday April 12 or drop them off at the Nepean Centrepointe Library in an envelope labelled Poetry Workshop by April 12. Saturday, April 26, 2:00pm-4:00pm; Registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card is required. Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa
April 26, 2014
Time to come out of hibernation! Call your friends and come on down to D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans for an evening of fun, food and great music by Cara Q (www.caraq.ca). This band is always a hit with the crowd, playing familiar songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s,...whether you want to dance, clap or simply sit back and relax, you're sure to enjoy this party! Come early and enjoy selections from D'Arcy's great menu!
April 26, 2014
Time to come out of hibernation! Call your friends and come on down to D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans for an evening of fun, food and great music by Cara Q (www.caraq.ca). This band is always a hit with the crowd, playing familiar songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s,...whether you want to dance, clap or simply sit back and relax, you're sure to enjoy this party! Come early and enjoy selections from D'Arcy's great menu! Venue: D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans, 9:00 PM - 1:00 260 Centrum Blvd Orleans, ON K1E 3P4 (613) 841-4784
April 26, 2014
Come drop-off your old TV's, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, computers and other electronic gear for free and ensure they are recycled safely, while supporting a local school. Saturday April 26 8am-1pm at Stittsville Public School, 40 Granite Ridge Dr, Stittsville. For more information, visit www.spscouncil.com.
April 26, 2014
Has this winter left you longing for heat, waves and summer sun? Do you hear the beach calling your name? Await no longer!! The Shimmy Shimmy Shakedown will bring you a retro themed beach party so bring you beach wear!!! Our Rocklily beauties will serve up piping hot acts to take away the winter chill. We will be having best beachwear contest, so dress to impress! You better warm up those hips to our hula hoop contest too! Hosted by Adam Tupper Featuring special guests: Holly Sin and Charlize-Angel from the Sin Sisters Dj Lowpass will be serving up retro tunes you can really dance to!!! So the question is: Who likes it hot? Zaphod's, 27 York Street, Ottawa Market Doors at 8:30pm, 19+ event $10 in advance,$12 at the door Tickets available at http://shimmyshimmy.eventbrite.ca/
April 26, 2014
Are you curious about 3D printers but have never had the opportunity to see one up close? Here’s your chance to see a hands on demo! Local 3D printing experts Luc Lalande and Jeff Ross will be on hand to demonstrate the creative capabilities of this technology. Drop in. Saturday April 26 from 1-4 pm. Greenboro District Library, 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive. For more information, please phone 613-580-2957.
April 26, 2014
Club SAW (#67 Nicholas St.) Screening time: 7:00pm Admission: $12 The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO) invites you out to FILM SCAPE; a screening of new Super 8/16mm and 35mm short films which run the gamut; from an intimate evening backstage with Canadian rockers I Mother Earth, to a visually stunning illustration of one man’s process in documenting his last will and testament. Join us at FILM SCAPE for a transformative experience!
April 26, 2014
The well-loved duo Bet.e & Stef are back at La Grange de la Gatineau for two consecutive evenings of latin jazz and bossa nova, on Friday, April 25, and on Saturday, April 26, at 8pm. They will play some favourites such as Day by Day, All Is Well and Vagabond, as well as new songs from their latest album, Remix Deluxe… and even some new compositions! La Grange de la Gatineau offers a candle-lit, cabaret style setting with a bar that will be operating throughout the evening. Tickets for the show are available at $28.75 tax included. A dinner-show package is also offered for an additional $34.50 with tax. Reservations are required, and can be booked online: www.grange.ca
April 26, 2014
Join the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and Conductor John Gomez for an afternoon of classical music. This youth orchestra - one of the best in Canada - will present pieces from Brahms, Elgar, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and more. The concert is on Sunday April 27th, at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, at 2:30. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets available at the door or in advance online (best price!) at oyoa-oajo.ca All proceeds support the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy - a registered non-profit providing needed ensemble training for our talented Ottawa area youth musicians.
April 27, 2014
Reiki is simple to learn and the benefits are endless. Learn a great tool to help manage stress, aches and pains, anxiety and so much more. In this class students learn the history of Reiki, an introduction to chakras and the human energy field. Receive their initial attunement to re-open the energy centres within us to access reiki energy. Learn how to use Reiki on themselves, family, pets, plants and many other ways. Held at Filosofi Laser and Massage Clinic, 255 Centrepointe Dr, Suite 255 April 27th, 10am-6pm Cost is $150 +hst= $169.50 Space is limited, please reserve your spot. www.tranquilswan.com
April 27, 2014
There are books about art in your library, but did you know that a book can also be a work of art? The Ottawa Art Gallery presents a hands-on creative workshop on how to create an artwork in the form of a book, using an everyday sticky-note pad. Be a part of the fun, and participate in a city-wide art exchange!Register with a valid Ottawa Public library card. Monday,April 28, 6:45pm-8:45pm Elmvale Acres 1910 St-Laurent Meeting room
April 28, 2014
with David (mandolin); Patrice Servant (guitar) & Christian Saint-Louis (upright bass) 10$, 7:30pm at Les Brasseurs du Temps, 170 rue Montcalm Gatineau call for reservations 819-205-4999 ext 1
April 28, 2014
Come and learn how to manage chronic and acute pain naturally with doTerra essential oils. Most of the over-the-counter and prescribed medications have harmful side effects, especially when used long term, they can cause damage to our liver. Pain is very debilitating and prevents us from living life to the fullest. It's time to reclaim your freedom from pain!! Visit www.tranquilswan.com
April 28, 2014

Ongoing Events

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is hosting our 4th annual Rain Barrel Sale until Saturday, May 3, 2014. Water & sewer rates continue to rise. Rain barrels save you money by capturing and storing rain water collected from roofs through downspouts. They provide chlorine-free and fluoride-free water which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees. Collected water has a number of other uses including washing cars, cleaning floors, laundry and more. These many uses can provide cost savings and conservation opportunities for every homeowner, especially those who pay to have water trucked in, use a well or have a water meter installed. Purchasers have a choice of colours and each rain barrel available through this sale comes equipped with all the parts you need to set up your barrel These environmentally friendly products were once used to transport fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and repurposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. Rain Barrels are $60 each and must be ordered in advance online at www.rainbarrel.ca/guidedogs or by phone at (613) 692-7777. Order now, and you may then pick up your rain barrel at our truckload sale on Saturday, May 3, 2014 between 10am and 2pm at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick.
February 08 - May 03, 2014
Ever wonder how Ottawa works from the ground up and how citizens can best make a difference? Citizens Academy's Civics Boot Camp is back again this Spring from April 24 to May 22, 2014, mixing online learning and in-person workshops, to help you understand the basics of how things work in Ottawa, at the neighbourhood level and within City Hall. Lean the basics of Ottawa's diverse geography and people, who and how decisions are taken at City Hall, municipal budgeting and land-use planning. The Civics Boot Camp is FREE - transportation and caregiving costs can be refunded for those who need it. Apply online or by phone by FRIDAY APRIL 4th. contact "at" citizensacademy.ca or 613-288-5810
March 21 - May 22, 2014
This summer, treat your child to a world of discovery and fun—in a cool castle filled with dinosaurs, fossils, mammals and live creatures. Nature Camps offer children aged 6 to 14 unique activities and experiences. Thematic camps with choice between: Arctic, Bioluminescence, Canada's Creatures, and Dinosaurs and Fossils. Each action-packed week includes: access to Creatures of Light blockbuster exhibition, a 3D movie, interactions with live animals, an opportunity to trade personally-collected natural specimens at the Trading Post, exclusive gallery tours, and daily outdoor activities. Nature Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm. Before- and after-camp daycare is available. Details at nature.ca
March 25 - June 30, 2014
The Unison Festival is a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) choral festival that brings together choristers and other music artists from across Canada. Ottawa will host Unison 2014, from Friday May 16 to Monday May 19, 2014 at École secondaire publique De La Salle, Old St. Patrick Street. Tickets for Show Tune Showdown (Saturday, May 17) are available at www.centrepointetheatre.com All concert blocks are open to the public. Friday 05/16 7:00 PM – Opening concert Saturday 05/17 12:00 PM – Concert Block 2 Sunday 05/18 12:00 PM – Concert Block 3 Sunday 05/18 12:00 PM – Concert Block 4 Monday 05/19 11:00 AM – Closing concert Unison Festival Concert pass: $75; Individual concert block: $20 Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/unison-festival-unisson-tickets-10967816033 , and as of April 7 at Wilde's, Leading Note, and the Ottawa Festivals office (47 William Street, Byward Market) or at the door. Festival Contact: Gianluca Ragazzini, #613 523 6132, gragazzini@sympatico.ca
April 01 - May 19, 2014
Time to Take Control – Decluttering your Home and Office Get some tips and tricks to organise your surroundings and gain a sense of control. Presented by Jennifer Dawson – Owner of Adventures in Organising and Vice-Chair of the Professional Organizers of Canada - Ottawa Chapter. Hosted by the Ottawa Public Library. Registration Required. North Gloucester, 2036 Ogilvie Thursday April 3, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Emerald Plaza, 1547 Merivale Thursday April 10, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Sunnyside, 1049 Bank Thursday April 17, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Orleans, 1705 Orléans Thursday April 24, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Cumberland, 1599 Tenth Line Wednesday April 30, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Rosemount, 18 Rosemount Wednesday May 7, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Hazeldean, 50 Castlefrank Monday May 12, 7:00-8:15 p.m. www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca InfoService 613-580-2940 InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
April 03 - May 12, 2014

Upcoming Events

In this workshop we will cover the most common sleep obstacles and gentle solutions to help Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers up to age 6 to get better sleep. This seminar will help you better understand key principles of child sleep, realistic expectations and gentle steps to improve sleep. Q&A will be included. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Wednesday, April 30, 7:00pm-8:30pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa
April 30, 2014
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Samir K. Sinha, DPhil, FRCPC, Expert Lead, Ontario Seniors Strategy. Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto. TOPIC: "AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES: PIPE DREAMS OR POSSIBILITIES?” Wednesday, April 30, 2014,Social Hour:11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,Cash Bar / Silent Auction Lunch & Presentation, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. THE OTTAWA CONVENTION CENTRE, 55 Colonel By Drive,Level 4, Trillium Ballroom,Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2 Individual Ticket: $60 - Sponsor a Table (10): $550 For registration & information, visit our website at : www.coaottawa.ca or contact Lise-Michèlle Bouchard at: 613-789-3577, x. 11, E-mail: l-m.bouchard@coaottawa.ca * Table purchases are encouraged and will receive special recognition * Official receipt for the tax-deductible portion provided on request. Payments accepted via cheque,VISA or MasterCard, Mail cheque to: The Council on Aging of Ottawa, 101 – 1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9
April 30, 2014
As one of the world’s most skilled technical cave divers, Canadian Jill Heinerth has set diving records and encountered extremes the world over. When directors like James Cameron have a problem on an underwater shoot, he calls on Heinreth to collaborate on difficult underwater scenes. But nothing prepared her for what she encountered exploring cave systems inside Antarctica’s giant icebergs. Take the plunge and join us for an epic talk on undersea exploration and adventure by Jill Heinerth, inaugural winner of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s prestigious Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Date: Wednesday, April 30th at 7 p.m. Venue: Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa Admission: Tickets are $15 and are available at rcgs.org/speaker. Buy your tickets now as seating is limited.
April 30, 2014
The fourth concert in the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season celebrates the romance of Paris and the charm of France. Featuring a unique ten-piece chamber jazz ensemble and special guest vocalist, Diane Nalini, performing an intimate evening of songbook favourites, traditional French chansons, and original songs by Diane Nalini, several of which will be premiered at this performance, all arranged by OJO Artistic Director, Adrian Cho. Celebrated vocalist, Diane Nalini, composes and sings in four languages. She has recorded four albums, sung at jazz festivals around the globe, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. She was nominated for the Grand Prix de Jazz General Motors at the 2002 Montreal International Jazz Festival, and was one of two finalists for the UK’s Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year awards for 2001. Diane’s original songs have also been featured in television, independent films, as well as the Hollywood movie “Charlotte Grey” starring Cate Blanchett, which featured her song “L’amour d’autrefois”, co-written with UK arranger/composer Dick Walter.
May 01, 2014
Meet 12 singles in one night! Hosted by the premier speed dating company; 25Dates.com (as featured on CNN Headline News). This event is for Men and Women ages 25-35. Come out for this fabulous night which includes hors d'oeuvres and your chance to meet up to 12 singles. If you don't get a match, you get to come back for free! 25Dates.com; your chance to find love! Sign up for this and other singles events at: http://www.25dates.com
May 01, 2014
A Brush with Art in Manotick The Manotick Art Association invites you to its annual Spring Show and Sale. The opening reception, with hors d’oeuvres, wine and music, will take place on Friday May 2 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets are only $10 and are available in Manotick at Office Pro or Lindsay and McCaffrey or from 613-692-6281 or 613-821-3163. Free entry to the Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am - 4:30pm. More than forty local artists will be participating. Part of the proceeds go to support local youth associations. Venue: The Manotick Curling Centre, 5519 South River Dr., Manotick
May 02 -  04, 2014
Suitable for the entire family. This play pokes fun at two neighboring dads who couldn’t be more different. Albert Williams is a highly opinionated man who is lovingly suffered by his wife and kids. His more playful neighbor Hubert is the life of the party and revered by the community. Except Hubert keeps a secret that just might change everything. Tickets $10 advance purchase or $15 at the door.
May 02 -  04, 2014
Learn the secrets public figures use to build self-confidence with our personal development workshop! Location: Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1 Time: 10am to 1:30pm For more info contact us at Info@theSuccessRoom.ca
May 03, 2014
You are invited to an exciting Spring Craft and Wellness Show coming up on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the RA Centre and it's just in time for Mother's Day! That's right, a craft sale and wellness fair all in one place. There will be over 40 local vendors selling quality handmade items and gifts as well as vendors promoting health & wellness. Our focus is on being creative, being wholesome and improving our lives. We invite you to join us and help support our local artists, artisans, crafters and wellness enthusiasts. Donations towards the cure for breast cancer will be graciously accepted. FREE door prizes and FREE parking. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/ottawaspringcraftandwellnessshow
May 03, 2014
May 3 - 4, 2014 The EY Centre 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2N6 With Extreme Makeover's Chris Powell and celebrity trainers Tommy Europe, Todd Durkin and more... Activate Expo brings together world-class presenters, celebrities, instructors, fitness enthusiasts and athletes. Participate in classes and lectures whether you are a fitness beginner or professional, that showcase the latest health, fitness, wellness and nutrition trends -no gimmicks, just pure education and energy. With dozens of exhibitor booths, you can learn, sample, purchase and network with the industry’s finest! http://www.activateexpo.ca/ Event Date & Time May 3: 8:00 am-6:00 pm May 4: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Admission: $14.95 (web only) $20 at the door. Weekend pass: $25.00 (web only) $30 at the door. Email: info@activateexpo.ca Venue: www.eycentre.ca Phone: (613) 822-8800
May 03 -  04, 2014
CLAMSHELL BOX Learn to make a wonderful box for a valued book or any treasured item you wish to place inside. These sturdy, protective boxes are constructed in such a manner that they are works of art in themselves. Made of bookboard and traditionally covered with paper, cloth, or leather, these boxes will stand the test of time. Several sizes will be available to make during this course and can be covered with your own paper or pre-pasted cloth. Materials and bookbinding tools will be provided to those who do not have their own. No bookbinding experience is required to take this workshop. For more information about CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter: http://cbbagottawa.wordpress.com/
May 03, 2014
CLAMSHELL BOX Learn to make a wonderful box for a valued book or any treasured item you wish to place inside. These sturdy, protective boxes are constructed in such a manner that they are works of art in themselves. Made of bookboard and traditionally covered with paper, cloth, or leather, these boxes will stand the test of time. Several sizes will be available to make during this course and can be covered with your own paper or pre-pasted cloth. Materials and bookbinding tools will be provided to those who do not have their own. No bookbinding experience is required to take this workshop. For more information about CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter: http://cbbagottawa.wordpress.com/
May 03, 2014
Learn to make a wonderful box for a valued book or any treasured item you wish to place inside. These sturdy, protective boxes are constructed in such a manner that they are works of art in themselves. Made of bookboard and traditionally covered with paper, cloth, or leather, these boxes will stand the test of time. Several sizes will be available to make during this course and can be covered with your own paper or pre-pasted cloth. Materials and bookbinding tools will be provided to those who do not have their own. No bookbinding experience is required to take this workshop. For more information about CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter: http://cbbagottawa.wordpress.com/
May 03, 2014
May 3 - 4, 2014 The EY Centre 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2N6 With Extreme Makeover's Chris Powell and celebrity trainers Tommy Europe, Todd Durkin and more... Activate Expo brings together world-class presenters, celebrities, instructors, fitness enthusiasts and athletes. Participate in classes and lectures whether you are a fitness beginner or professional, that showcase the latest health, fitness, wellness and nutrition trends -no gimmicks, just pure education and energy. With dozens of exhibitor booths, you can learn, sample, purchase and network with the industry’s finest! Event Date & Time May 3: 8:00 am-6:00 pm May 4: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Admission: $14.95 (web only) $20 at the door. Weekend pass: $25.00 (web only) $30 at the door. Email: info@activateexpo.ca Venue: www.eycentre.ca Phone: (613) 822-7488.
May 03 -  04, 2014
Rock and Rescue Ottawa is based on the format of design by rockandrescue.org. R&R Ottawa is a unique, national humanitarian ven­ture designed to combine musical talent and public awareness of dog rescue while rockin it out! The result? An inspiring experience geared toward making a difference. This awareness-promoting concert puts sex, dogs and rock & roll right there on centre stage. The event features the hottest bands, up-and-coming talent, and well-known musical stars--with everyone geared toward the same goal: raising awareness of dog rescue and adoption, and promoting pet sterilization. After all, safe sex is not just for people! WHO ROCKS? Animal lovers and music aficionados, weekend socializers to band groupies. This event attracts everyone loving dogs, music, entertainment and the community.
May 03, 2014
 
 
Remove subconscious self-sabotage. Talk to your subconscious mind. Positive change is easy when you know how. Learn powerful yet simple methods to change your beliefs. When you change your beliefs, you literally change your life. It’s easier than you think. For further info and to register, go to: https://www.psych-k.com/events/event/basic-workshop-79/
May 03 -  05, 2014
The annual Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market, in support of The Salvation Army Grace Manor, is coming up on Saturday, May 3rd, 2013 from 10am to 3pm. There will be discounted sales on fabrics and all things sewing related. The Fabric Flea Market is held at The Hintonburg Community Center at 1064 Wellington Street, just east of the Parkdale Market in Ottawa. $2 entry fee. More info or to buy a table 613-797-5908 fabricfleamarket@hotmail.com
May 03, 2014
The Caldwell Family Centre invites you to their Spring Sale ( garage sale, plants, home baked treats and jewellery boutique) on May 3, 9:00am - 1:00pm, at St.Bonaventure Church (basement), 1359 Chatelain Avenue (corner of Kirkwood), Ottawa. For more information: 613-728-1800.
May 03, 2014
Members of the public are welcome to attend the festivities at Jean Pigott Hall Place, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West from 13:00 to 16:30. Admission is free. This is a unique opportunity for Ottawa to participate in the multi-cultural celebrations of Asian Heritage and mark Vesak Day which commemorates the Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing. In addition, the occasion will be used for an inspirational talk on cyber-bullying by Dr. Ian Prattis. The delivery of the official proclamation of “Vesak Day” in Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson will be at 14:00. There will be a number of performances at the festivities. The Thai Dance Troupe of Ottawa (TDO), and People’s Choice Awards Winner 2009, a fifteen minute journey through time, music, and dance which celebrates the Birth of Lord Buddha, his teachings and his disciples. Seniors from the Chinese Senior Support Centre in Kanata will perform a dance and a Vietnamese Buddhist youth group in Ottawa will perform the Lion Dance.
May 04, 2014
Join Navan Animal Rescue Corporation at our Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw for some Refreshments and Snacks, meet our volunteers, clients, family and friends. Already over 40 items for auction and more coming in daily, see updates weekly! Pictures of auction items will be found at www.narc-charity.ca. Event is held at the Navan Memorial Centre & Arena, 1295 Colonial Road, Navan, Ontario on May 4th, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm.
May 04, 2014
with les Vigoureux Cacochymes 15$, 7:30pm at Les Brasseurs du Temps, 170 rue Montcalm Gatineau call for reservations 819-205-4999 ext 1
May 05, 2014
Kyla Ubbink will show you how to stop the deterioration of your family's historic documents, memorabilia, and scrapbooks through the practice of archival preservation. Learn how to avoid damage, acquire safe handling techniques, explore digitization options, and gain knowledge of basic treatments that you can apply at home. There will be demonstrations on cleaning books, paper and more. Presented by Kyla Ubbink, professor of cultural preservation at Algonquin College and owner of Ubbink Book & Paper Conservation. At the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1637 Stittsville Main Street Tuesday May 6, 6:30-8:15 pm To register, go to BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/Program InfoService 613-580-2940
May 06, 2014

Learn the physical, emotional, mental & spiritual messages hidden within your body!

Most people are so stressed out, worn down, overworked and overwhelmed that they wonder how they will make it through their day.

But it doesn't have to be that way! Your body is in constant communication with you but how aware of this are you? Find out how your body adapts to stress and how it releases tension so you can live the life of your dreams!

In this 60 Minute Workshop with Dr. Amanda Chan, you'll learn:

  • How stress creates your body's postures
  • What pain means about you and your life
  • How to connect and release tension so you can enjoy the life of your dreams

DATE: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

TIME: 6:30pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: Hampton Wellness Centre- 1419 Carling Avenue, Suite 209

Spaces are limited to 15 people.

RSVP online at www.hamptonwellnesscentre.com or at 613-761-1600

May 06, 2014
"When I was a kid, one of the major folk voices of the era lived just a few streets away", recalls Segun Akinlolu (aka Beautiful Nubia), Nigeria's foremost contemporary folk and roots musician, "We would often hear his unmistakably rich and resounding voice wafting through the cool evening as he rehearsed in his house. When he drove or walked by, all the neighbourhood kids would scream "Blackman! Blackman!" 40 years later, in an Ottawa slowly and brightly emerging from a long winter, Beautiful Nubia, now widely regarded as the foremost folk and roots musician of his generation, will share the stage, for the first time, with that great, booming voice of the 70s and 80s, 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem. Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Venue: Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5 Time: 7pm Fee: $10 More about Beautiful Nubia: www.beautifulnubia.com More about 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackman-Akeeb-Kareem-OFFICIAL-FAN-PAGE/354451448834
May 06, 2014
The first Wednesday of the month from March to June, from 10:00 - 11:30 am Free and drop-in tours for parents or caregivers with their babies or toddlers in tow. Adults are given the opportunity to look at and discuss art with gallery staff while llittle ones make art inspired by the exhibitions. Strollers are always welcome in the galleries. No need to register. March 5 April 2 May 7 June 4
May 07 - June 04, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende. Drop in Thursday, May 8, 1:30pm-2:45pm Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr Ottawa
May 08, 2014
Meet 12 singles in one night! Hosted by the premier speed dating company; 25Dates.com (as featured on CNN Headline News). This event is for Men ages 35-45 and Women ages 30-40. Come out for this fabulous night which includes hors d'oeuvres and your chance to meet up to 12 singles. If you don't get a match, you get to come back for free! 25Dates.com; your chance to find love! Sign up for this and other singles events at: http://www.25dates.com
May 08, 2014
The Ottawa International Children’s Festival is the only performing arts festival dedicated to young people in Ontario. It is a one-of-a-kind festival where children of all ages can experience professional theater, music and dance, designed for young people. The festival runs over five awe-inspiring days in late spring at Lebreton Flats Park in the heart of the National Capital. With a full slate of activities, workshops, and performances each day, the Ottawa International Children’s Festival is fun for the whole family!
May 09 -  14, 2014
Coro Vivo Ottawa (director Antonio Llaca) presents A Grand Night for Singing: 30 Years with CVO featuring memorable favourites of Coro Vivo Ottawa sung over the last 30 years. This rich and varied celebration concert will encompass pieces from Broadway, Canadian folklore to classical bests, with guest musicians and reception, Friday May 9 at 8:00 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd. Advance tickets will be available at Leading Note, CD Warehouse and Compact Music or by calling 613-841-3902. Adults $ 25, children 14 and under free. www.corovivoottawa.ca
May 09, 2014
The Ottawa Classical Choir under the direction of Maestro Michel Brousseau and pianists Jean Desmarais and Danielle Maisonneuve is presenting Brahms Requiem (Johannes Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem”) on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa). Brahms Requiem is the composer’s most popular concert composition, that was composed between 1865 and 1868. It comprises seven movements, which will make up the evening’s concert. Soprano Maria Knapik and a yet to-be-named baritone will accompany the Choir and pianists. Tickets are now available online at http://www.ottawaclassicalchoir.com
May 10, 2014
There are books about art in your library, but did you know that a book can also be a work of art? The Ottawa Art Gallery presents a hands-on creative workshop on how to create an artwork in the form of a book, using an everyday sticky-note pad. Be a part of the fun, and participate in a city-wide art exchange!Register with a valid ottawa Public Library card. Saturday, May 10, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Rosemount Library 18 Rosemount Meeting Room
May 10, 2014
Writing for young people is about going there: feeling what it felt like, being back in the world of youth. Jan Andrews helps you conjure that time within yourself and capture it in the written word. She discusses character building, plot development and setting; dialogue and pacing. She talks about picture books, early chapter books and novels for young adults, answering any question you may have about publication possibilities along the way. Offered in partnership with MASC. Adults 50 +. Registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card is required. Saturday, May 10, 11:00am-1:00pm, Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa
May 10, 2014
May 10th, 2014 Elmdale's Spring CTE and Plant Sale Elmdale Public School invites you to its ‘Spring 2-in-1 Sale’, Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (cash only) in the school gym, 49 Iona Street (Use Java Street entrance). This sale includes quality, gently-used children's clothes, shoes, outerwear, puzzles, games, strollers, bikes, baby gear, and more. Contact us for more details and to find out about being a vendor at elmdalesale@gmail.com. Also, Plant Sale including potted plants, seedlings and hanging baskets as well as Rain barrels from Ottawa Riverkeeper which can be pre-ordered at $55 each at www.RainBarrel.ca/ottawariverkeeper or by calling 613-321-1120.
May 10, 2014
Our 5th annual eco fair will be taking place Saturday May 10th from 11am - 4pm at the Merrickville Community Centre. Admission is free! Come check out over 30 local vendors, food producers, artists and craftspeople. There will be yoga classes by donation (don't forget your mat!), demonstrations and door prizes. Connect, barter and celebrate community!
May 10, 2014
The Canadian Hearing Society’s (CHS) Ottawa office is hosting an electronic recycling event to give residents an opportunity to safely dispose of electronic waste on May 10, 2014. Everyone one is invited to support “Out with the old, in with the new” and show their commitment to environmentally-friendly programs like the Ontario Environmental Stewardship (OES). The event is being held in cooperation with RecycleYourElectronics.ca – Ontario’s electronic waste diversion program, operated by OES. The OES program’s slogan, “Your old electronics are creeping out your new electronics,” fits nicely with the day’s “Out with the old, in with the new” theme. CHS is using this event as reminder to people to get rid of their old communication devices like computers, telephones, TVs, and stereos. The proceeds from the donated devices will help CHS provide new communication equipment like hearing aids, FM systems and alerting devices to those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. CHS Ottawa’s event takes place during the #HowDoYouCommunicate campaign to bring attention to the many ways we communicate as part of Speech and Hearing Month in May. Not only will we see this message of #HowDoYouCommunicate in the equipment and tools people recycle, but also in knowing that funds raised benefit CHS programs that help people who are Deaf and hard of hearing communicate with new technology, tools and programs. You are invited to bring your used, broken and outdated electronics to our site! CHS Ottawa offices’ parking lot at 2197 Riverside Drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 Event Kick-off at 9 a.m. This is CHS’ 2nd Annual Electronic Recycling Day. Last year, CHS collected more than 5,000 kg of material and raised nearly $1,200. This year, our goal is to double the amount of electronics collected. Funds raised will benefit CHS programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing in the Ottawa region. How can you help? 1. Attend the event and show your support in person. 2. Share this event with your parish/congregation. Let them know how they can support CHS by getting rid of their old electronics. Electronic waste such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players and recorders, radios, and more can be dropped off at the Ottawa office on or before the event day. http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/garbage-and-recycling/hazardous-waste-and-special-items/electronic-waste http://www.chs.ca/electronics-recycling-fundraising-day Thank you for your participation!
May 10, 2014
Spend time with your family at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for Mother’s Day. Learn about “farm mothers”—the animals that work year round to produce many of the foods on which we depend such as milk, eggs and meat.
May 11, 2014
Marvelous Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Maybe you and Mom went out for brunch and are looking for a way to spend the rest of the afternoon together – if so, head over to the museum! Try your hand at planting flowers in our garden while learning about the local Horticultural Society and the difference between native and non-native plants. Paint flower pots together while learning the secrets of colour mixing and a new appreciation for springtime cultivation. We’re mounting new artefact displays, too, to help connect you to the past by exploring some of the most influential Nepean moms like Mary Honeywell and Ida Long. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-723-7936 museums@ottawa.ca
May 11, 2014
Mother’s Day Tea and Garden Party – Sunday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every mom makes a special contribution to their family and their community. For the first time, Fairfield’s will be celebrating these contributions – and the contributions of the Bell family women – with a tea service and garden party. Have fun playing Victorian lawn games like croquet and the game of graces, making a special Mother’s Day card by quilling, and taking a guided tour through this very special property. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-723-7936 museums@ottawa.ca Find more information about us on Facebook via Nepean Museum and check this page regularly for updates to our events and programs!
May 11, 2014
Learn about and practice using Google+, the 2nd largest social networking site after Facebook. A Google account (aka Gmail account) is required and will be used in the workshop. Please do not register if you do not have a Google account. Free but registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card is required. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Nepean Centrepointe Branch Library 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa 613-580-2710
May 13, 2014
If “we are what we eat,” then we are all consumers of food science — even if we may not be aware of it. With a pinch of history and a dash of myth busting, Food Preservation: The Science You Eat highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork. In this interactive museum experience, explore the fascinating world of food preservation both at home and in larger scale operations. Learn the scientific reason why long-used methods of food preservation continue today and discover new innovations that will affect our food choices into the future. You’ll find something to feed your mind and imagination on the menu! Presented by Nestlé Canada. Supported by the Government of Canada.
May 13 -  13, 2015
Explore some excellent online sources for genealogical research in Canada and elsewhere in this free, hands-on session. Internet experience is required. At the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Computer Lab Wednesday May 14, 9:30 am-12:00 noon To register, go to BibliooOttawaLibrary.ca/Program InfoService 613-580-2940
May 14, 2014
Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson are two of the foremost harpers of Ireland and Scotland. Combining their extraordinary talents on harp as well as concertina, tin whistle and bouzouki, these Masters of the Celtic Harp have been performing all over the country and dazzling audiences with their artistry. Friday May 16th at 7:30pm. Venue: First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa Admission: Adult: $20, Student (under 25): $15 Tickets online at www.eventbrite.ca
May 16, 2014

Join us this May in mark­ing National Lyme Dis­ease Aware­ness Month. A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary, Ticked Off: The Mys­tery of Lyme Dis­ease will be fol­lowed by a Lyme Dis­ease info ses­sion led by our Natur­o­pathic Doc­tor , Marie Math­e­son.

DATE: Fri­day, May 16th, 2014

TIME: 7:15pm-9:00pm

LOCATION: Rama Lotus Yoga Cen­tre- 342 Glad­stone Avenue, Ottawa

NO RSVP Required

May 16, 2014
It’s time for our sheep to be shorn at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Highlights include shearing demonstrations, border collies at work, spinning and weaving, felt-making, and much more.
May 17 -  19, 2014
Laurie Riley has been turning wood into beautiful objects for many years. He is the current editor for the Valley Woodturners Newsletter. His website is http://www.klcrafts.ca/about-the-artist.html If you have ever thought about woodturning, this is the program to attend. Please note: This program is rescheduled from an earlier date. register with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Tuesday, may 20, 6:15pm-8:15pm Stittsville Library 1637 Stittsville Main St Meeting Room For Information, call 613-580-2710
May 20, 2014
Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed atmosphere in this book-club style chat about a particular film and cinematography. This month's film is Bone Wind Fire. Drop in. Wednesday, May 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr Ottawa
May 21, 2014
There are books about art in your library, but did you know that a book can also be a work of art? The Ottawa Art Gallery presents a hands-on creative workshop on how to create an artwork in the form of a book, using an everyday sticky-note pad. Be a part of the fun, and participate in a city-wide art exchange!Register with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Wednesday, May 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm Orléans Branch Library 1705 Orléans Blvd
May 21, 2014
This is a must-read for anyone who struggles with weight, health issues, or lack of motivation. Gloria's compelling story—which includes her own transformative journey and her 7-Point Plan for Success—will empower you to change the way you think, overcome obstacles, optimize your health and fitness, and get your best body for life. The reading will be followed by a book signing. For more information about the author and the book, visit www.personalbestthebook.com. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Thursday, May 22, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Nepean Centrepointe Library, Room 1B 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa 613-580-2710
May 22, 2014


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