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This Week

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street. Registration required.InfoService (613) 580-2940 Thursday Mar 02, 2017 at 6:00pm
March 02, 2017
Alright you Potterheads, you asked for it, and we are bringing it to you! #ToastedTrivia is finally presenting... HARRY POTTER TRIVIA! The trivia will be based off of the movies, and will be 7 rounds of questions. Teams can be anywhere from 1-4 people. You must pre-register your team. To do so, email amanda@toastedtheatre.com with a team name, the amount of people in the team and a contact phone number. Dress in costume! Every person who dresses in HP costumes will be entered to win a super special prize. It is $5 to play, which can be paid at the door.
March 02, 2017
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival swings into spring with a live annual auction and benefit concert featuring Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter Alex Cuba at Library & Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.), March 2, 6:00 pm Swing into Spring tickets are $50 and available online or call the office at 613-241-2633
March 02, 2017
Hosted by illumine, a uOttawa SFUO and Carleton CUSA club Free Catered dinner by Bridgehead Coffee Co. Free Dinner at 7:00pm. Discussion follows at 7:30pm. University of Ottawa SITE A0150, 800 King Edward Ave. Have you noticed what’s happened to sex? Studies suggest today’s millennials talk more openly about sex than any other time or place in history. Sex used to be taboo, and now every aspect of it is up for public discussion, debate, and celebration. What happened? Why now? And is there anything we can learn? This talk will be delivered by our first international guest speaker, Kent Reeder, and is open to all individuals university-aged and older.
March 03, 2017
 
 
Miguel & Friends: Betty Ann Bryanton - vocal Miguel de Armas - keyboard J.P. Lapensee - bass Friday, March 3, 7:30 - 10 pm No cover. The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, 613-271-3370, http://www.marshesgolfclub.com/index.php/ironstone I will be joining my good friend, Miguel, for Friday night jazz at the Marshes! Come out and kick off the Friday with us. Enjoy a delicious meal or a beverage in this beautiful ski-chalet-inspired venue. Two sets of music: 7:30 - 8:30 and 9 - 10 pm. http://www.migueldearmas.com https://www.facebook.com/events/259493291128976/
March 03, 2017
Sunday March 5, 2017. Time: 4:30 pm. Where: First Unitarian Congregation Church, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa. Join Musica Serbica Choir in a panoramic exploration of traditional Serbian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, and Russian songs, with pieces by Leontovych and Cui. Tickets: $25 (Family) | $15 (Single) | $10 (Senior/Student). www.musicaserbica.ca
March 05, 2017
Calling all Parents who want to workout with their bundles of joy. Yoga Instructor Karen, will guide you through a yoga poses to relax and stretch you out. Your baby will love it. Also a great way to support postpartum healing and toning in a fun and relaxed way. Tickets: $10.00 Purchase on: www.yourfitmindbody.com/workshops
March 05, 2017
March 6 LUNCH and BRIDGE. Come join us at 12:00pm on Monday March 6th at Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orleans. Tickets $15.00 each. Purchase your ticket(s) in advance and bring a bridge partner with you. Call 613-837-6784.
March 06, 2017
The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary "Power to Change - the Energy Rebellion." The film will be followed by a discussion with by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation. 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Event is free. Registration is mandatory.
March 06, 2017

Ongoing Events

The Bank of Canada Museum presents Mining the Miners, an exhibition about a booming economy of sky-high prices and staggering profits, broken dreams and some very unorthodox banking. Presented in a beautifully detailed diorama of original Dawson buildings, see how the profits were really made in this wild and wooly frontier metropolis. Along the way, you’ll also see some bank notes specific to the gold rush, tokens good for a variety of human vices and of course, a real nugget of the stuff dreams are made of. Mining the Miners opens on 24 June 2016 and will run until the end of 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec. Located on the lower level, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection.
June 24 - December 29, 2017
A Leadership "Mastermind" is an innovative peer-to-peer professional development and support group comprised of a small group from different industries and regions who help each other problem-solve, strategize and grow. It's cost-efficient, collaborative and suitable for all levels of leaders, including entrepreneurs, project leaders, mid-managers and executives. Participants are screened through an application process, and sessions are moderated by a Ubiquity Executive Coach. Selected Members join a 1-hour video conference twice monthly. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and to accomplish them. It requires commitment, confidentiality and willingness to give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth and to support colleagues. There is no cost to Apply for Membership, however, Membership Fees will be applicable to each Applicant who is selected to participate as a Member.
September 06 - August 29, 2017
Please email exoticdancersofcanada@live.com or Call 1844 347 2789 for your special invitation to the Hottest Exotic Dancer Party in The Country. Events take place in Ottawa & Montreal. RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW. Also contact us for all your stags and Bachelor party needs!
December 31 -  30, 2017
Improve your spoken French and meet new friends in a relaxed setting. Ottawa Public Library, Cumberland branch, conference room Wednesdays starting January 4, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m. No registration required InfoService (613) 580-2940
January 04 - May 31, 2017
A series of discussions and presentations reflecting on Canada's past and current situation and exploring possibilities for our future. The focus would be on the continuing development of a healthy, peaceful and prospering Canada in a rapidly changing world. We expect to be opening with a different topic each week, including environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities. Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street.Drop-In.
January 30 - June 05, 2017
Improve your spoken French and meet new friends in a relaxed setting. Drop-in. Free program at the Cumberland branch of the Ottawa Public Library. 1599 Tenth Line, Orleans. Wednesdays, starting March 1st, 2017, 6:30-7:15 p.m. InfoService 613-580-2940
March 01 -  29, 2017

Upcoming Events

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
March 08, 2017
Starts March 8th 6:45 pm (EVERY WEDNESDAY) Social running club. Drop your items at YFMB and run with us. Members are free. Drop ins pay $3.00, which will be donated to local farmers. Grab your pre-workout Smoothie from our Smoothie bar to fuel your run. 2 Ullswater Drive, Unit D Nepean, ON
March 08, 2017
The facts are clear, 2.8 MILLION children’s lives could be saved each year if all women had access to secondary education. It has been estimated that if all women completed primary education, the under-five mortality rate would fall by 15% in low- and lower- middle-income countries, saving almost a million children’s lives every year. Secondary education has an even greater impact: if all women in these countries completed secondary education, the under-five mortality rate would fall by 49% – saving 3 million children’s lives annually. Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country. On International Women’s Day 2017, ONE Members around the world are standing up and demanding our leaders to do MORE to help empower women and girls around the world by giving them equal access and ability to go to school and receive a quality education!
March 08, 2017
The stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Piff the Magic Dragon will be the last show in the 2016/2017 ACT Comedy Series. Think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks, then throw in the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua – Mr Piffles. TICKETS $30.00 Tickets available in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office or online through Ticketfly here: http://ticketf.ly/2eaFmwM DATE, TIME & LOCATION Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:00pm – 10:00pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
March 09, 2017
Imagine Kanata and Ottawa’s most fascinating and engaging presenters, artists and thinkers coming together to share their passions and discuss their visions for the world all within an underlying theme. Join us March 9th, 2017 at the Brookstreet Hotel from 3:30 pm to 9 pm for an evening of inspiration, innovation and, of course, ideas worth spreading— featuring some of Canada’s most incredible speakers. The theme for TEDxKanata 2017 is "The Next 150: Driving Change" in support of Canada celebrating 150 years as a nation. Ticket applications are open and the deadline is Jan 20th, so apply today to attend! Please check the website to apply: http://tedxkanata.com/tickets/
March 09, 2017
Join us Thursday, March 9th - 6 p.m., at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre as the St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa Foundation proudly presents their annual gala - "A Night at the Tropicana". Come experience a delicious Cuban inspired four course meal and the hip-swaying, rhythmic sound of Cuban-born musician, Miguel de Armas and his talented band. Tickets available by calling the Foundation office at 613-731-4660 ext 352 or online at http://www.stpatssoiree.com/.
March 09, 2017
PUCCINI’S TOSCA ROME 1800: FAMOUS ARTIST UNDER ARREST: SINGER GIRLFRIEND SEEN ENTERING POLICE HEADQUARTERS! Late yesterday evening the glamorous, impetuous soprano Floria Tosca was hurried into Police Headquarters by personal assistants of Police Chief Scarpia. She is known to have been a very close friend of Mario Cavaradossi for the past year. Is she implicated in a plot? Is there a “deal” being made? Come and learn more! Attend Pellegrini Opera’s TOSCA March 10 and 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Dominion Chalmers Church (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario). Vincent Thomas, Artistic Director; Michel Brousseau, Music Director; Maria Knapik, Floria Tosca; Steeve Michaud, Mario Cavaradossi; Jeffrey Carl, Baron Scarpia; Kyle McDonald, Cesare Angelotti; Ryan Hofman, A Sacristan; Corey Arnold, Spoletta Tickets are available in Ottawa at Leading Note, Books on Beachwood and online at www.pellegriniopera.net For information and media inquiries contact Kita Szpak, KS Communications, kita@sympatico.ca #613-725-3063
March 10 -  11, 2017
Orpheus Musical Theatre Society presents Catch Me If You Can The Musical. Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture, Catch Me If You Can follows the adventures of Frank Abagnale Jr., a suburban kid in the early 1960s who leaves home before graduating from high school and parlays a gift for telling tall tales and forging checks into an around-the-world spree. Doggedly pursued by FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Frank manages to pose as an airline pilot, an emergency room doctor and a lawyer, and wins the heart of nurse Brenda Strong along the way. Narrated by Frank as if his story is a television special, Catch Me draws audiences in to his web of relationships with his parents, FBI agent Hanratty, and eventually his girlfriend and her parents. Performances run March 10-19, 2016 at Centrepointe Theatre (Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm). Tickets are $15-$45.
March 10 -  19, 2017
Try your hand at swing dancing to the fabulous music of Glenn Crytzer and his New Yorkers! No partner or experience necessary - just bring a pair of indoor shoes. Beginner lesson at 8:30 followed by social dancing to live music all night. Tickets $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Friday night at St. Joseph's Parish (174 Wilbrod St.) Saturday night at Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Ave.) For tickets and more information, visit http://www.otownshowdown.com
March 10 -  11, 2017
You are invited to The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa to hear a talk by historian Dr. Gillian Leitch, entitled “From Famine to Prosperity to the Longue Pointe Asylum: the Varied Life of John Patrick Cuddy”. Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Come early - from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m., there will also be a talk on an educational topic of interest to family historians. Check website for details. Free parking and free admission. For more info: http://www.bifhsgo.ca/eventListings.php?nm=127
March 11, 2017
 
 
A special and traditional St. Patrick's Day celebrated with friends and family with an Irish stew dinner with dessert followed by performances by local dancers and a céilí with fun dances you can join in with no partner and no experience needed. $25 for guests, $5 for children. Advance tickets only: info.ottawacomhaltas@gmail.com.
March 11, 2017
Acoustic music, Yoga and Reflexology(pressure point therapy) to bring one into a deeper experience of relaxation. Special Guests- Karina V- http://fitescapes.ca/ As a lifelong athlete and dancer, Karina fell in love with yoga nearly a decade ago. Since then, she has launched a career in the world of fitness and has never looked back. Throughout the years, Karina has successfully built a roster of high profile clientele including celebrities, athletes and executives. Cameron Wyatt- http://www.cameronwyattmusic.com Cameron Wyatt is singer/songwriter/producer currently based out of Ottawa, Ontario. His current projects include indie/rock band "Kasador", studio cover band "The New Originals", solo works and a start up promotional video company "HW Media". Tammy Robinson- Certified Canadian Reflexologist Therapist/Personal Trainer/ Health Coach. Her passion for people and life drives Tammy to share health and wellness with everyone she meets. To get your tickets: yourfitmindbody.com/workshops Tickets: $39.99
March 11 -  12, 2017
An increasing number of cities and urban centres are looking to define themselves as “smart cities,” and Canada has joined this global trend. A smart city uses information technology to increase its efficiency and communications, thereby improving its services. Many aspects of its residents’ lives are affected, especially quality-of-life areas such as the economy, education, culture and the environment. Now is the perfect time, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, to join the conversation: we will imagine a future “smart” National Capital Region, and hear what is currently being thought of and carried out in Ottawa–Gatineau, and what the effects may be on residents. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Key figures from the academic, public and private sectors will exchange their views on the future National Capital Region. Registration is free.
March 13, 2017
De plus en plus de centres urbains veulent devenir des « villes intelligentes », et le Canada s’est joint à ce mouvement mondial. Les villes intelligentes utilisent les technologies de l’information pour être plus efficaces et améliorer leurs communications, rehaussant du même coup la qualité de leurs services. Cette démarche a plusieurs répercussions sur la qualité de vie des citoyens, car elle touche notamment l’économie, l’éducation, la culture et l’environnement. Alors que nous célébrons le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération du Canada, c’est le moment idéal pour se réunir et discuter d’idées de développement « intelligent » pour la région de la capitale nationale. C’est aussi l’occasion de nous pencher sur les projets et les réalisations d’Ottawa–Gatineau, et leurs répercussions possibles sur les citoyens. Ne ratez pas cette chance unique! La conférence « Villes intelligentes » rassemblera des personnalités importantes du milieu universitaire et des secteurs public et privé qui partageront leurs points de vue sur l’avenir de la région de la capitale nationale.
March 13, 2017
Looking for a job? New Career? Immediate Hiring? Direct Interview? JOBS CANADA - FAIR From 1pm- 4pm. Free Admission. Ottawa - Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 Westin Hotel Ottawa 11 Colonnel By Drive. Ottawa. Ontario. K1N 9H4 Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and hiring companies from the Ottawa and across Ontario. DO NOT MISS !!! Check the list of job postings and the List of Exhibitors on the website link below: http://www.wbgcanada.com FREE ADMISSION. ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
March 14, 2017
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
March 16, 2017
After the success of our sold-out show in Almonte, we are bringing this great material to you here in Ottawa. Celebrate Canada's 150th through music! Compositions by jazz musicians across our country, and even in our own backyard! Betty Ann Bryanton - vocals David Miller - keyboard Howard Tweddle - acoustic and electric basses. Limited seats! Starts at 8pm. $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Contact Betty Ann (bettyann@bettyannbryanton.com) for tickets. Pressed 750 Gladstone Ave (at Arthur) Ottawa, 613-680-9294 http://www.pressed-ottawa.com
March 18, 2017
A Man of No Importance tells the story of Alfie Byrne, an Oscar Wilde-loving bus driver in 1960’s Dublin who directs an amateur group of thespians called the St. Imelda’s Players. Filled with lilting Irish music and wry humour, it is a small, lovely musical that touches the heart and brings a smile to your face. This moving, elegant depiction of coming to terms with oneself reunites the award-winning team from Ragtime. The show will be a fundraiser for the Youville Centre, which motivates, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. TICKETS: thegladstone.ca, 613-233-4523 or at the Gladstone Box Office. Adult: $38, Senior: $34, Student/Artist/Unwaged/Preview: $22
March 21 -  25, 2017
Calling all cool-cats and daddios! This March come out to the 50's Jukebox Jam at the Centurion Conference & Event Centre! The Algonquin College Event Management students are hosting a dinner gala in support of the Children's Wish Foundation. This classic evening will provide old-school fun, prize winning opportunities, jukebox jams and a delicious 3 course meal. Don't miss out! Visit our website for details. We promise - this ain't your average sock hop!
March 24, 2017
March 24 Queenswood United Church presents its annual Time & Talent Dinner and Auction. Choice of Lasagna or Shepherd’s Pie. Be entertained by Auctioneer, Chad Simmons as he leads the bidding on our Live auction. Viewing & Dinner 6:00pm at Orleans United Church, (1111 Orleans Blvd.). Lots of items for the Live & Silent Auction. Auction 7:30pm. Advance Dinner tickets only. $15 each or 2 for $25. Call 613-837-6784 or email queenswood.uc@rogers.com. Cash or cheque only.
March 24, 2017
Alice's Village Cafe will be hosting local horror author & poet Michel Weatherall for a meet-and-greet & book signing! Pick-up your copies of the Lovecraftian horror, The Symbiot-Series. See what makes the creative mind tick! Drop by, get your books autographed. Sit and chat! Great conversations are always welcome and encouraged! ~ ~ ~ "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft Most horror today is little more than cheap jump-scares, splatter and gore. True horror brushes against the unknown. The gooseflesh that runs down the back of your neck is cerebral. Hitchcock had it right. The reader's imagination can paint a picture far worse than anything the writer could describe. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates! Dates soon to come! (other guest authors may appear!) Saturday, March 25th between 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (Times are tenative and may change)
March 25, 2017


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