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Tuesday September 16th. 6:30pm. Let music fill your life. Release you inner Diva. Join Canadian Showtime Chorus! Come out to our rehearsal and see how much fun we have performing a cappella, 4-part harmony. 35 Stafford Road, Bells Corners. Call 613-596-5783 or email member@canadianshowtimechorus.com
September 01, 2014
Come join us for the Grand Opening at the Sugar Babies Club this Wednesday September 3rd at 8pm. Take a load off from your work week and mingle with some of Ottawa’s Hottest singles. Socialize and relax with beautiful hostesses while enjoying a sultry lingerie show. Visit our site or contact our office for more information as well as to reserve your spot. (613) 695-3362 Sugar-babies.club Join our mailing list http://sugar-babies.club 613 695 3362
September 03, 2014
Ottawa Classical Choir: 2014-15 Season Call for Auditions The classical focus and collaboration with three other choirs in Montreal, Ste. Therese and Tremblant offer unique opportunities for choir members. • Work with professional conductor Maestro Michel Brousseau. • Receive periodic vocal coaching from co-founder, soprano Maria Knapik • Rehearse with acclaimed pianist and pedagogue, Jean Desmarais. • Perform major works in Ottawa, and Montreal with opportunities to sing internationally. • Perform in China in the summer of 2015 This Season’s Repertoire 2014 - Handel’s Messiah Baroque ensemble Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3 pm The Theatre of the Canadian Museum of History 2015- Carl Orff's Carmina Burana 6 percussionists, 2 pianos, 3 soloists (TBA) Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms Auditions take place: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord 1940 Saunderson Dr Ottawa, ON K1G 2C9 Contact: Nicole Bélecque nicole.belecque@gmail.com 819-682-4215
September 04, 2014
Feeling ANTsy about back-to-school? Bug your parents to check out Bug Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Visit the Taking Care of Beesness exhibition and try to spot the queen bee in the live observation hive. Get the buzz on how bugs help pollinate food crops such as blueberries and apples, and join the Entomological Society of Ontario for insect nature walks, face-painting, cockroach races, and loads more. Admission to the Museum is FREE September 6 thanks to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist’s Club.
September 06, 2014
 
 
Everyone’s back! Come share your vacation stories with each other, enjoy D’Arcy McGee’s variety of great beer & food, and be entertained by Cara Q! This band has been entertaining fans in the Ottawa area for over three years now, and has built a solid reputation as a fun group that plays familiar songs of the 60s, 70s & 80s! Hope you can join the party!
September 06, 2014
Feeling ANTsy about back-to-school? Bug your parents to check out Bug Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Visit the Taking Care of Beesness exhibition and try to spot the queen bee in the live observation hive. Get the buzz on how bugs help pollinate food crops such as blueberries and apples, and join the Entomological Society of Ontario for insect nature walks, face-painting, cockroach races, and loads more. Admission to the Museum is FREE September 6 thanks to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist’s Club.
September 06, 2014
Event: Bug Day! When: Saturday September 6th, 10am to 3pm Where: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa Who: All ages Cost: FREE!!! Come and join us for a fun-filled bug day! Get the buzz on bugs and come learn everything you ever wanted to know about insects. Activities will include insect tastings, cockroach races, crafts, insect expeditions, bug bingo, caterpillar rearing, bee house building demos, and more. This event is organized by the Entomological Society of Ontario and admission to the Museum is FREE September 6 thanks to the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club (Paid parking). For more info: http://www.entsocont.ca/bug-day-ottawa-2014.html.
September 06, 2014
This is it, the 2nd Annual Super Centretown Garage Sale. Last year it was a hit with over 80 vendors participating. This year, it'll be bigger still. 9 am - 3pm. No rain date. Centretown residents will be selling cool stuff and bargain hunters can grab crazy deals. You will find books, kitchenware, clothes, collectibles, DVDs, sporting goods, jewelry, and everything else under the sun. Not only will it be fun (and environmentally friendly), vendors can voluntarily donate 10% of their proceeds to a good cause – the Centretown Community Health Centre, a non-profit organization providing health services to Centretown residents for over 40 years.
September 06, 2014
Would you like crickets with that? Think outside the lunchbox and learn how food-grade crickets are farmed and prepared. Renowned future food Chef Cookie Martinez will present select cricket canapés with a wine and beer pairing. The practice of eating bugs, Entomophagy, is widespread; today insects feed about two billion people per day. Eaten whole, or ground into powders and pastes, insects will be an increasingly important source of protein, vitamins and minerals in the future. Join Alimentary Initiatives to learn more about this 'Future Food' issue. Two presentations: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
September 06, 2014
The 26th annual Guide Dog Dice Run is an all-brand motorcycle ride in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Hosted by the Ottawa River Riders, all bikers are welcome to join us, rain or shine, in a 200-km ride through Eastern Ontario to raise funds towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Registration is from 9:00-10:30. Depart on your own or as part of guided rides leaving at 9:30 and 10:00am. After the ride, stay for a barbecue, prizes, and a walk through our kennels to meet some dogs. Cost is $20 per person, which is paid on-site and includes ride registration, one score card, and one BBQ ticket. Call us for more information at 613-692-7777, or check the Ottawa River Riders online at www.ottawariverriders.ca. Location: 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick.
September 07, 2014
Treat the grandparents to a scrumptious brunch at the historic Canadian Museum of Nature. It's the perfect opportunity to thank them for all they do and for their special role in your life. After brunch, wander through world-class museum galleries and discover Canada's amazing natural history. For more information, email Richard.Lussier@gourmetcuisine.com. Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
September 07, 2014

Ongoing Events

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
Learn computer, Internet and e-mail basics every Thursday at the Emerald Plaza Library. We offer two one-on-one sessions at 3:00 and 3:30 every Thursday starting June 5th. Register at the service desk at Emerald Plaza, 1547 Merivale Rd.
June 05 - September 26, 2014
This temporary exhibition, by the Currency Museum, walks you through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1 cent piece. Featuring 12 significant coins, this exhibition evokes Canadian and world history even as it profiles our humble pennies. The coins are backed up with entertaining graphics in a fun catalogue format demonstrating the enormous change in the buying power of the cent over the last 100 years. Come and see both the first and the last pennies struck at the Royal Canadian Mint. Come see what they could buy. CENTimental Journey opens on June 27, 2014 and will run until June 26, 2015. Located behind the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec. www.historymuseum.ca Behind the Grand Hall
June 27 -  26, 2015
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. As Canadians across the nation reflect on the war to end all wars, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will showcase one of the conflict’s forgotten stories — the War’s horses and the veterinarians of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps who cared for them. Life for horses in the War was hard. They often lived outdoors, subject to the elements in dirty, wet environments. At times, water and food were scarce. Fear and stress were high, and not only were horses threatened by shellfire, but disease was rampant. With artifacts from the C.A.V. Barker Museum of Canadian Veterinary History, this exhibition explores how the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps worked to prevent and treat disease and injury among horses used during the First World War.
August 04 - March 31, 2015

Upcoming Events

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:30pm-2:45pm. Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Room 1B
September 11, 2014
Welch Legacy Foundation (the charitable arm of Welch LLP) is holding its Fourth Annual Ottawa Beach Soccer Tournament at Britannia Beach, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. All of the proceeds from this tournament will go to support Bruyère Continuing Care and help aging Canadians to remain as healthy and independent as possible. We would love for you to be a part of it by registering a team, becoming a sponsor, or making a donation! For more details on how you can get involved, check out our website at http://www.welchbeachsoccer.com
September 13, 2014
Muck MS is a 5km obstacle course that challenges participants to crawl, jump, slide and wade through mud to reach the finish line. The event is a team challenge where family and friends can get together to get muddy, have fun and raise funds for an end to MS. Are you up for the challenge? Register your team at www.muckms.ca Saunders Farm 7893 Bleeks Road Munster (Ottawa), ON K0A 3P0 Early bird registration rate ends July 19, 2014.
September 13, 2014
Learn the basics of bookbinding in this one-day workshop organized by the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). You will learn the terms used in bookbinding, familiarize yourself with the tools, and create samples of simple books, including stitched pamphlets, accordion fold and Japanese stab stitching. Materials, safety issues, and different styles of bookbinding will be discussed. You will go home with at least five finished books.
September 13, 2014
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk Ottawa is hosting its 25th annual candlelight Walk to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. This fundraising event benefits seven local charities that provide direct support for those affected by HIV/AIDS, while promoting community outreach, education, and prevention. Come support this worthwhile event on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Snider Plaza, 150 Bank St.! There will be a community fair, obstacle course, food, music, painting, games, popcorn, cotton candy and much much more!
September 13, 2014
The 4th Annual Ottawa/Gatineau Pinball & Gameroom Show! AYDELU CENTRE 94 Rue du Patrimoine Gatineau, QC J9H 3M3 Saturday Sept 13 12pm - 8pm Sunday Sept 14 10am - 6pm Admission: Adults $15 Day Pass - $25 Weekend Pass Children 12 and under $10 Day Pass - $15 Weekend Pass We're looking to have the biggest and broadest selection of games than ever before, so mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this spectacular hands-on exhibit of art, engineering, and pop culture. There will be gameroom items, games for sale, etc. contact us for more info. As always, admission price includes all the gaming you can handle. All games are set to free play, so you can leave your piggy banks unsmashed! If you have a game at home you'd like to show off, sell, or trade; everyone who brings a game for free play will receive a free weekend pass. Pick-up and delivery can be arranged if given enough notice. We're incredibly excited and hope to see you all there!
September 13 -  14, 2014
On Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 PM at Mercury Lounge join us for this fun fundraiser event !! Enjoy.. * A free welcome drink * Short SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA dance lessons -- Just for fun, no experience required !! * Great prizes, and a few surprises * At 10:00 PM DJ Trevor Walker will join the party and guests are invited to dance the night away. Stay tuned for more updates on our Facebook event page. Get Your Tickets Now by making a $30 donation per person at www.dance2endkidscancer.ca (A tax deductible receipt will be issued for your donation.)
September 13, 2014
What is The Mystical Event? It is a bilingual well-being healing event for everyone that connects the mind, body and soul. There will be an exhibition room with 50 booths, a dozen conferences and several special guests. It is exclusive in the National Capital Region. Thousands of visitors will have the unique opportunity to build relationships and learn the benefits of meditation, yoga, energy healing, holistic therapies, alternative medicine, massage therapy, reflexology, natural products, tarot readings, aura readings, dowsing, mediumship, Reiki, shamanism, angel therapy, past life regression, life coaching, hypnotherapy, and much more. Why mystical? It is a wellness event for mental, physical and spiritual levels with a mysterious touch. Different modalities are effective, but often beyond human comprehension. Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa formerly Château Cartier in Aylmer from When: September 11 to 15, 2014. The special guests will be on September 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 each evening at 6:30PM. The exhibition will be from 9:00AM to 6:00PM on Saturday, September 13 and from 10:00AM to 5:00PM on Sunday, September 14. For more information; visit: www.themysticalevent.com
September 13 -  14, 2014
On Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 PM at Mercury Lounge join us for this fun fundraiser event !! Enjoy.. * A free welcome drink * Short SALSA, BACHATA and KIZOMBA dance lessons -- Just for fun, no experience required !! * Great prizes, and a few surprises * At 10:00 PM DJ Trevor Walker will join the party and guests are invited to dance the night away. Stay tuned for more updates on our Facebook event page. Get Your Tickets Now by making a $30 donation per person at www.dance2endkidscancer.ca (A tax deductible receipt will be issued for your donation.)
September 13, 2014
This year's Ottawa Turkish Festival will be held in September 13-14 at 335 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata. Please visit www.ottawaturkishfestival.com and www.facebook.com/OttawaTurkishFest for more information.
September 13 -  14, 2014
Date: Saturday, September 13 Meeting: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Talk: "Tracking Your Scottish Immigrant Ancestors" (Before BIFHSGO Education session) Time: 9:00 am to 9:30 am Talk: "Preparing for a Research Trip to Scotland" (monthly meeting) Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Speaker for both talks: Christine Woodcock, genealogytoursofscotland.ca Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario Contact info: www.bifhsgo.ca
September 13, 2014
Talk: "Tracking Your Scottish Immigrant Ancestors" (Before BIFHSGO Education session) Time: 9:00 am to 9:30 am Talk: "Preparing for a Research Trip to Scotland" (monthly meeting) Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Speaker for both talks: Christine Woodcock, genealogytoursofscotland.ca Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario Contact info: www.bifhsgo.ca
September 13, 2014
Act now to secure your team’s spot in the 2014/2015 Ottawa Senators Adult Hockey League (OSAHL) Winter Season. For the first time, Ottawa’s top adult league offered in two locations – the Bell Sensplex in the West and in the East at the brand new Richcraft Sensplex. Check out all of the details and great league benefits, including food & beverage vouchers, free ice time, Sens ticket offers and more! Early bird pricing only available until July 4 so act now! Men’s and Women’s teams can register HERE: http://www.sensplex.ca/2014-15-winter-osahl-east-rsp. Contact the OSAHL via email at adultleague@ottawasenators.com or 613-599-0269. We look forward to seeing you at the rink this fall!
September 15, 2014
Volunteer Ottawa is excited to welcome you to a night celebrating the shining stars of our community. The VOscars is a night packed with glitz and glamour, awards, food and lots of laughs. The VOscars is more than just a fundraiser – it is a way to recognize those who raise awareness of volunteering and encourage volunteerism in our community. Visit our website at volunteerottawa.ca to find out more!
September 18, 2014
The Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show presented by Davidson Hearing Aid Centres, will be held at the EY Centre (near the airport) on September 19 + 20, 2014. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Sponsors, exhibitors, lively entertainment and informative presentations round-out this exciting event! Well over one hundred exhibitors offering products and services catering to the mature market. Brought to you by Coyle Publishing Inc., producers of the award-winning 25 year-old Fifty-Five Plus Magazine.
September 19 -  20, 2014
The Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show presented by Davidson Hearing Aid Centres, will be held at the EY Centre (near the airport) on September 19 + 20, 2014. The show runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Sponsors, exhibitors, lively entertainment and informative presentations round-out this exciting event! Well over one hundred exhibitors offering products and services catering to the mature market. Brought to you by Coyle Publishing Inc., producers of the award-winning 25 year-old Fifty-Five Plus Magazine.
September 19 -  20, 2014
The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra celebrates the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare with a fabulous double bill. Vocalist Diane Nalini will sing selections from her album Songs of Sweet Fire, a collection of sonnets and songs from the plays of William Shakespeare set to Diane’s original jazz, blues, folk and pop music. She will be performing with a trio and soloists from the orchestra. The 15-piece Ottawa Jazz Orchestra will then perform Duke Ellington’s rarely heard, seminal 12-movement suite, Such Sweet Thunder, in which Ellington and Billy Strayhorn depicted characters and vignettes from Shakespeare’s plays. Don’t miss this amazing concert!
September 19, 2014
Nepean Sportsplex/Sportsplex de Nepean The show features demonstrations, displays, seminars and informal gemstone evaluations. The hall will be filled with dealers, customers and onlookers shopping for some of the best gemstones and minerals in the world offered at reasonable prices. Au salon il y aura des démonstrations, différentes activités comme des expositions, de l’information et de l’évaluation informelle de gemmes. Vous y trouverez des exposants venus offrir aux visiteurs différents articles fait de pierres précieuses et de minéraux offerts à bon prix.
September 20 -  21, 2014
Join us for the Ottawa Bonsai Society’s 2014 Annual Bonsai Exhibition on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Japanese Embassy, 255 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. Whether you are new to the world of bonsai, an experienced artist or are just curious, this show will have something for you. Admission is free and parking is available. For more information please visit http://www.ottawabonsai.org/ .
September 20 -  21, 2014
Saturday, September 20th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am Petrie Island is well-known for its relatively pristine natural environment, given the close proximity to Ottawa. This low island contains a well-preserved natural plant community, with good examples of regionally uncommon woody plants such as Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), Black Willow (Salix nigra), and Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia). Come discover this unique ecosystem with us! This guided walk will emphasize interaction and public education, with all questions from participants welcome. Price: $10 individual / $20 family (*Friends of Petrie Island members will receive a discount on ticket price) Registration is required. Please email K. Forster at petrie.coordinator (at) gmail.com to reserve your spot. Meet at Nature Centre on Petrie Island (north Trim Road). More details at http://www.petrieisland.org/naturewalks.html.
September 20, 2014
The Singing Swords Fundraiser a collection of fight scenes and arias from some of the world's best known operas, performed by some of Canada's best rising and established opera stars. Compiled, directed, and choreographed by Pellegrini Opera's Artistic Director, Vincent Thomas (AFDC). The segments range from the traditional to the fantastic, without the usual physical limitations of a given full production. Performed semi-staged and choreographed fight scenes, with piano accompaniment by Pellegrini Opera Music Director D Kai Ma. Swords, spears, dragons, and surprises - There is something for everyone here, and a great introduction to opera for someone new to the art form! One Night Only! Tickets are sold online at http://www.pellegriniopera.net/ Saturday September 20, 2014 at 7:30pm Dominion-Chalmers Church (355 Cooper Street in Downtown Ottawa) $25 advance tickets available online only at www.pellegriniopera.net ($30 at the door) Check out www.pellegriniopera.net and our Facebook page for all the details.
September 20, 2014
 
 
Natural Immune Boosting It’s back to school time! This time of year we are more sus­cep­ti­ble to get­ting sick. Learn tools to stay healthy all year long! What You’ll Learn In this work­shop our natur­opath, Dr. Heather Prescott, will teach you how to strengthen your immune sys­tem. You will also learn inter­est­ing nutri­tional tips, includ­ing which nat­ural reme­dies to use in order to stay healthy. COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOP Date: Wednes­day Sept. 24th Time: 6:30 PM -7:30 PM Loca­tion: Hamp­ton Well­ness Centre
September 24, 2014
"Two friends find themselves tumbling through time and space after discovering a time machine disguised as an outhouse. Every move they make could alter the fate of the entire universe..." *Sketch Comedy Show* *Complimentary Snacks All Evening* *St-Ambroise Beer & Wine Available for Purchase* *Burlesque After Party*
September 26 -  27, 2014
Muck MS is a 5km obstacle course that challenges participants to crawl, jump, slide and wade through mud to reach the finish line. The event is a team challenge where family and friends can get together to get muddy, have fun and raise funds for an end to MS. Are you up for the challenge? Register your team at www.muckms.ca Player's Paradise Sports Complex 565 Seaman Stoney Creek (Hamilton), ON L8E 5Z5 Early bird registration rate ends August 2, 2014.
September 27, 2014
11 am to 3 pm. Bring family and friends to St. Matthew’s great beer and beer mug sale to be held in the church’s atrium-like parking lot on Sept. 27. Featuring the Polished Brass Quintet. The event was inspired by the donation of a large and eclectic collection of beer mugs from the M. Erele Armstrong Collection and will include locally crafted beers from the Glebe’s Clocktower Brew Pub which is sponsoring the event. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The collection includes mugs from breweries like O’Keefe’s and German breweries, universities, corporations, and face mugs. The mugs are stoneware, salt-glazed, porcelain, metal, glass and even wood. There will be no entry fee and children are welcome. Free mug with first beer purchase. Proceeds will go towards St. Matthew’s roof restoration, which will costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank Street. For information call 613-234-4024.
September 27, 2014
EPIC WALK FOR CANCER CARE A 25KM WALK OF EPIC PROPORTIONS September 27, 2014 Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation REGISTER AT : WWW.OTTAWACANCER.CA
September 27, 2014
How did people find information about their ancestors before online databases and internet sites became popular? This workshop will focus on the basic types of print material for genealogy and family history research, and will include examples of resources which are available at the Ottawa Public Library. Registration is required. At the Nepean Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe, Room 1 B Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Registration (15) For more information call InfoService 613-580-2940
September 27, 2014
A four kilometre walk dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight human trafficking in Canada. The term "human trafficking" often conjures images of brothels in South East Asia or forced labour in sweatshops throughout the developing world, but unbeknownst to many in our own communities, it is happening in Canada as well. Join us September 27th at the inaugural [free-them] Freedom Walk to be a part of the solution to end slavery in Canada! Hear from some of Canada's greatest voices on the issue of human trafficking from our government, law enforcement, and survivors of human trafficking. Then head into the streets of Ottawa to walk for freedom. Come join us at The Ottawa Convention Centre at 9am.
September 27, 2014
an event celebrating our Canadian Culture through artistic mediums and showcasing local Canadian businesses. It is a multi-dsciplinary showcase of what it means to be Canadian in 2014 expressed through art, dance, song, poetry and video. Since confederation, Canada has been a medley of different cultures coming together to create a new culture. We have such a rich culture in which peoples’ stories and how they view their citizenry should be shared. We are giving you a little bit of Canada in a fun and interactive way. This is an opportunity to show different viewpoints, explore the idea of nationalism and diversity. Furthermore, it is a unique opportunity to see how this diversity fits into Canadian identity through an open social dialogue. This event is inspired by the One Young World Summit that will be taking place in Ottawa in 2016. All proceeds from the event are going towards One Young World sponsorship.
September 28, 2014
The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. When it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer of Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr. Ottawa
September 29, 2014
A basic introduction to computers and using a mouse and keyboard. No experience required. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public library card.
September 30, 2014
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check the website for more information.
October 02, 2014
Explore some excellent sources for genealogical research in Canada and elsewhere in this hands-on session. Internet experience is required. Registration is required. Greenboro, 363 Lorry Greenberg, Computer Lab Thursday October 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Registration (10) For more information call InfoService at 613-580-2940
October 02, 2014
This seven week workshop designed for those aged 50+ introduces the participant to computers, a computer mouse, some basic text processing, saving and organizing files, using and basic searching of the Internet and using the web-based email called Gmail. No experience necessary. Thursday, October 2-Thursday, November 13, 2:00pm-4:00pm, in the computer lab. Nepean Centrepointe LIbrary 101 Centrepointe Dr., 613-580-2710 Free registration with a Valid Ottawa Public Library card.
October 02 - November 13, 2014
Fight to End Kids Cancer. Challenge yourself and your friends to run 100 kilometres in one day. Help us to reach the 2014 fundraising goal of $1.2 million. Take part in the Sears Great Canadian Run and create a team today. Teams of up to 20 will run from Ottawa to Montebello and raise funds in support of the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation. Join our journey at TheRun.ca and help us fight to #EndKidsCancer.
October 04, 2014
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout the day. Check the website for more information.
October 04 -  05, 2014
To connect, inspire and teach women to the path of becoming a successful entrepreneur by providing workshops, networking opportunities, and access to educational and start-up services in Ottawa A very special thank you to all who supported us last year in with our very first Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo. We are very excited to announce that this year, we plan on hosting two Expos: Ottawa, October 2014 and Toronto, November 2014. We invite you to be a part of our movement to educate and inspire Immigrant Women of Canada to become successful entrepreneurs. This October, in the Downtown Toronto core, will be host to our second edition of our Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo. We had an overwhelming response from last year’s event, so we are looking forward to doubling our numbers this year (at the very least). Last year, we were very fortunate to have partnered with outstanding companies such as WES, Plan Canada’s Because I’m A Girl, Artscape, Microskills, Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, CSI, Professional Edge Consulting, among many others. This year, we are confident that with the help of our partners and sponsors, we will set a high standard in the Small Business Sector for years to come. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING: EXHIBITORS, WORKSHOP CONTRIBUTORS, SPONSORS, DOOR PRIZES, VOLUNTEERS. ADMISSION: FREE IN ADVANCE Tickets: www.smallbizexpo2014Ottawa.eventbrite.ca
October 04, 2014
Muck MS is a 5km obstacle course that challenges participants to crawl, jump, slide and wade through mud to reach the finish line. The event is a team challenge where family and friends can get together to get muddy, have fun and raise funds for an end to MS. Are you up for the challenge? Register your team at www.muckms.ca Dicklands Farms 41984 Sinclair Road Chilliwack, BC Early bird registration rate ends August 9, 2014.
October 04, 2014
The Condors are a family of ice hockey teams for dependent individuals with developmental disabilities. players ages 6 & up of any skating ability are welcome. We have 3 teams: 2 in Kanata and 1 in Gloucester. Player learn to skate, learn hockey skills, and have a lot of fun with new friends! Our season runs from October thru March and includes: practices, games, tournaments, and lots of social events! For more information or to register, please visit our website: www.capitalcitycondors.org and look under "New Player Registration"
October 04 - March 28, 2015
Ottawa's auditions for the Nutcracker performances will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1:00-4:30 pm at The Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa. Requirements: • Aged 8 – 17 years • Dance training required, ballet is an asset All candidates must register online before the audition date at: http://www.balletjorgen.ca/index.cfm?pagePath=Education/Nutcracker_Youth_Program/Register_Here&id=24795 Visit http://www.balletjorgen.ca for more details.
October 04, 2014
Inspiring a love of reading in children, TVOKids Read with Ranger Kara tour visits the Ben Franklin Place on Saturday, October 4 from 1-3:30 pm. Geared towards kids aged 4 to 11 and their families, TVOKids host Ranger Kara reads "Doors in the Air". This Canadian children’s book is about a boy who is fascinated by doors – real and imaginary. His imagination leads him to many different doorways that take him from one world to another. Kids can get creative and enjoy learning with fun activities onsite and get up close with Ranger Kara in a meet-and-greet autograph session following the reading. The first 350 kids in attendance will receive a special Read with Ranger Kara gift bag. Kids can catch more of Kara on TVO’s "The Space", Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm – 7 pm. LOCATION: Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, 101 Centrepoint Drive, Ottawa, ON ADMISSION: Free
October 04, 2014
A community event to gather the wellness providers and share with the community what services they have to offer. Activities for the entire family include keynote speakers, info tables, raffle prizes and a kids corner! Sunday, October 5th from 10am to 3pm. This is a FREE event! https://www.facebook.com/events/1515262992022130/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
October 05, 2014
Sellers from across Ontario and Quebec bring their most fascinating finds for a fun day of selling, buying and trading! Anything amazing and interesting can be found, from Retro to Vintage to Antiques. Currently accepting vendors, find out more by visiting the website or calling Greg at 613-889-5055. Setting up is more affordable than you would think, and we are always looking for both new and experienced sellers! Held October 5th and the Centurion Center in Ottawa (map at www.retrovintageantique.ca/retro-vintage-antique-ottawa-ontario-show-location/). Convenient, easy access with free parking. Admission discounts and special offers available on the website. See you there on October 5th!
October 05, 2014
Discover the content and use of this popular genealogy database and learn some tips and tricks in this Powerpoint presentation. Registration is required. Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2500 Campeau, Room A Tuesday, October 7, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Registration (15) For more information, call InfoService 613-580-2940
October 07, 2014
Learn about using common Windows features. You must know how to use a mouse and keyboard. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card.
October 07, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro.Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public library card. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:30pm-2:45pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa 613-580-2710
October 09, 2014
What is The Box 2014? This event is structured for entrepreneurs that want to grow their company and network with like minded local business people. At the event, you will receive specialized training, learn about groundbreaking ideas, network with other entrepreneurs/business owners, and most importantly, think outside the box! Amazing networking opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity to meet new clients or business partners and develop strategic partnerships! Take Your Business to the Next Level: The event will give you the tools to go further, whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or simply looking for the next business idea. Inspiring Speakers: The stage will be filled with the widest cross-section of entrepreneurial geniuses. Get the inside scoop and expert advice from leading entrepreneurs and thought-leaders in sales, marketing, finance, accounting & more. Here are a few of the speakers and facilitators that will be guiding your business transformation.
October 10, 2014
Learn about word processing and create a document by changing the font, columns, tables and more. You must know how to use a mouse and keyboard. Tuesday, October 14,2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr, 613-580-2710 Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card.
October 14, 2014
Experience a wide spectrum of true jazz performances in a variety of intimate venues – pubs, restaurants, church sanctuaries – located in the heart of the historic 19th century village of Merrickville. Highlights of this year’s festival include Merrickville’s own Swing Bridge Band, Caridad Cruz & Miguel De Armas, Norman Marshal Villeneuve's Jazz Message, Denielle Bassels Quintet, A Tribute to Blossom Dearie, and renowned jazz pianist, Brian Browne in concert, as well as leading a special master class on Sunday morning. See website for all the details, ticket prices and festival pass options. October 16 to 19. 613- 290-0028.
October 16 -  19, 2014
If you write or illustrate books for children and teens, join SCBWI Canada East for “The Art of Story” on Oct. 17–19, 2014 at the Albert at Bay Suite Hotel, Ottawa. Visit the Canada East chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators website at canadaeast.scbwi.org for more information. Early Bird Draw: Register before July 30th and you could win one of two written critiques (max 2500 words) from editor Lisa Cheng (Running Kids Press).
October 17 -  19, 2014
Cool Ethan Presents is pleased to be bringing The Adam Growe Quiz Show, a comedy show with a trivia twist, to the Ottawa Little Theatre, Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Growe, host of Cash Cab, invites audience members on stage to participate as contestants. Audience members can win money right out of Growe's pocket as he combines stand-up comedy and trivia for a funny, unpredictable show. Tickets are $30 and go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. via www.ottawalittletheatre.com or 613-233-8948. Since 2008, Adam has been the host of Discovery Channel Canada's, Cash Cab. He is one of Canada's most accomplished stand-up comedians, starring in his own Just for Laughs Gala, as well as Comedy NOW! on CTV and CBC's COMICS!. For more information about The Adam Growe Quiz Show please visit www.adamgrowequizshow.com or www.coolethan.ca.
October 18, 2014
The Sogestu Ottawa Branch in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan present Ikebana Inspiration, an exhibition of Japanese floral art inspired by Canadian Artists on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. Opening ceremony 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and parking is available. For more information call 613-523-5603.
October 18 -  19, 2014
Learn how to organize files, create shortcuts and more. You must know how to use a mouse and keyboard. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr, 613-580-2710 Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card.
October 21, 2014
It’s back! The National Women’s Show returns October 25 & 26, 2014 at the Ernst and Young Centre. Come down for great food, fashion and fun. Shop till you drop at over 250 exhibits showcasing the best selection of products and services just for women. Watch great stage presentations, delicious cooking demos and celebrity guests on Centre Stage. Don’t miss the Ultimate Girl’s Day Out. Buy your tickets online today at www.nationalwomenshow.com.
October 25 -  26, 2014
Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his work on the Snowden documents will talk about his meeting with Edward Snowden, NSA/CSE, the attack on privacy and the impact of this on Canadians. ​Glenn​ is also a NYT best selling author and frequent commenter on CBC, MSNBC, Morning Joe, and Democracy Now. Glenn Greenwald is now recognized as one of the most influential journalists in America. Glenn's latest book, "No Place to Hide" was named by Amazon as "the most important nonfiction book of 2014". ​ ​Jesse Brown will moderate and have a discussion with Glenn Greenwald after his talk. Jesse is an independent journalist who has covered privacy, surveillance and digital rights for the CBC, Maclean's, Toronto Life and The Toronto Star. He is the host of the CANADALAND podcast. Tickets and event info can be found here: ​ http://glenngreenwaldspeaks.eventzilla.net/
October 25, 2014
Discover five proven behaviours that can get you from overwhelmed to in control. Start living your day – and your life – with less stress and more purpose! Saturday, October 25, 9:30-3:30. Brookfield High School. $52.00 + HST. Register through Ottawa Carleton District School Board Continuing Education. Course #75869. http://www.ocdsb.ca/programs/continuweb/Pages/default.aspx Instructor Martha Jane Patterson is a public sector manager with proven skills in training and facilitation. www.marthajanepatterson.com
October 25, 2014
Outreach Officer Stewart Boden will provide a comprehensive tour of the Archives of Ontario website and will discuss using the website and the Microfilm Interloan program to access Archives of Ontario collections from a distance. Registration is required. At the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe, Room B125 Saturday, October 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am Registration (30) For more information, call InfoService 613-580-2940
October 25, 2014
Glenn Greenwald is coming to speak in Ottawa Glenn Greenwald is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his work on the Edward Snowden NSA documents. Glenn is also a NYT best selling author and frequent commenter on CBC, MSNBC, Morning Joe, and Democracy Now. Glenn Greenwald is now recognized as one of the most influential journalists in America. Glenn will be speaking about state surveillance, privacy and its impact on Canadians. Jesse Brown will be acting as moderator and will conduct an interview with Glenn following his talk. Tickets can be purchased here: http://glenngreenwaldspeaks.eventzilla.net/
October 25, 2014
An introduction to searching the web using Internet Explorer. It is recommended (but not required) that you also register for Introduction to Computers: Using Internet Explorer (Part 2.) You must know how to use a mouse and keyboard. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public \library card. Tuesday, October 28, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr, 613-580-2710
October 28, 2014
Expand your basic repertoire of Internet sites for genealogy in this hands-on session. Internet experience is required. Registration is required. At the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe, Computer Lab Wednesday, October 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon Registration (10) For more information, call InfoService 613-580-2940
October 29, 2014
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Director Wallace Worsley). An evening with Lon Chaney and Seventeen Voyces chamber choir directed by Kevin Reeves. The 1923 silent film classic will be projected on a large screen and accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso - Matthew Larkin. Special for Hallowe’en! Adults $25, Students $15. St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Ave. 7:30 pm.
October 31, 2014
Hunchback of Notre Dame (Director Wallace Worsley). An evening with Lon Chaney and Seventeen Voyces chamber choir directed by Kevin Reeves. The 1923 silent film classic will be projected on a large screen and accompanied by live choral music and organ virtuoso - Matthew Larkin. Special for Hallowe’en! Adults $25, Students $15. St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Ave. 7:30 pm.
November 01, 2014
Broadband internet has significantly transformed content delivery to our households. A growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair of Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the options to maximize your streaming experience. Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Saturday,November 1, 2014, 10:15am-12:15pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr, 613-580-2710
November 01, 2014
Improve your web searching skills using Internet Explorer. It is recommended (but not required) that you also register for Introduction to Computers: Using Internet Explorer (Part 1.) You must know how to use a mouse and keyboard.Free registration with a valid Ottawa public Library card. Tuesday, November 4, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr. 613-580-2710
November 04, 2014
Join us on November 15, 2014 at 6 pm for a cooking demo with Chef Justin Scott followed by a three-course dinner. A Silent Auction will also proceed through the evening. This is an inaugural event in support of the students attending Clifford Bowey Public School, all of whom have developmental disabilities. Location: 1300 Kitchener Avenue, Ottawa. Tickets: $45 per person.
November 15, 2014
Learn how to use the web-based e-mail called Gmail. Basic computer skills and a Gmail account are required. If you do not have a Gmail account please call 613-580-2424 x41484 to create an account.Free registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card. Monday, November 17, 2:00pm-4:00pm Nepean Centrepointe Library 101 Centrepointe Dr., 613-580-2710
November 17, 2014
Whether young or old, everyone has a life story to tell, and these stories should be preserved for future generations. Ron Lajoie will present an overview of the popular Write It Now program, which gives participants an easy to follow structure for sharing their family and community stories. Registration is required. At the Nepean Centrepointe Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 101 Centrepointe, Room 1B Tuesday, November 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Registration (15) For more information, call InfoService 613-580-2940
November 18, 2014
Digitization is a great way to facilitate creative use and sharing of photographs. This workshop will discuss equipment and software; digitization techniques; organization of images, and some projects you can undertake. Registration is required. Presented by Kyla Ubbink, owner of Ubbink Paper & Paper Conservation. At the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe, Room B125 Saturday November 22, 10:00 am - 11:30 am Registration (15) For more information call InfoService 613-580-2940
November 22, 2014
Keynote Speakers, Dr. Thierry Vrain, retired Agriculture Canada Soil Biologist and Tony Mitra, Videographer and Food Activist, on a cross Canada Speaking Tour, launch this 2 day educational Symposium about GMO's, Organics, Food Security and more. Preregistration required for Keynote speakers,panel discussions,organic lunches with several dining options and a Wine and Cheese Evening with the Speakers but shop for free in the organic marketplace and learn more in the NGO area.
November 22 -  23, 2014
Relax and Enjoy is an all-inclusive luxury wellness vacation with coaching for 8 days and 7 nights in the caribbean island of St-Maarten Departure are from Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto. It is a journey to relax, learn how to deal with stress and frustrations and find inner peace, harmony, happiness, meet new people, develop your network! To help you in this quest for happiness you will be transported in a beautiful setting. Then you will be accompanied and guided by Coach Dr. Harry Zwanenburg. A new concept that combines an exciting and relaxing vacation,and seminars to reconnect with all your senses, hearing, smell, touch, taste and sight. Especially designed for those who want to combine the culture of St-Maarten with relaxation, inner peace and happiness!
November 30 - December 07, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan.Drop in. Nepean Centrepointe library, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, Room 1B Thursday, December 4, 1:30pm-2:45pm 613-580-2710
December 04, 2014
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition. Acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen has created a ballet destined to become a national treasure. Dancers move across the stage in over 100 richly coloured costumes to Tchaikovsky’s beloved musical score. Stunning 30-foot backdrops feature landscapes from The McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This enchanting classic is sure to bring magic to your holidays! Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Set and Costume Design by Sue LePage Lighting Design: Bonnie Beecher Centrepointe Theatre 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 (613) 580-2700 December 13 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. http://www.centrepointetheatre.com Tickets: $52 / $42 / Shenkman Arts Centre 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1 (613) 580-2787 December 14 at 7 pm and December 15 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm http://www.shenkmanarts.ca Adult $47; Senior $42; Child $37; Student $37; Group of 10+ $42.50;
December 13 -  15, 2014
Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a discussion of The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:30pm-2:45pm. Drop in. Nepean Centrepointe Library, 101 Centrepointe Drive, 6135802710
January 15, 2015
An evening with Berlioz presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces. Directed by Kevin Reeves. Starring Todd Duckworth. A staged production with French composer Hector Berlioz as he recounts his tumultuous life in 19th century Paris. Based on his Memoirs. Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
March 13, 2015
An evening with Berlioz presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces. Directed by Kevin Reeves. Starring Todd Duckworth. A staged production with French composer Hector Berlioz as he recounts his tumultuous life in 19th century Paris. Based on his Memoirs. Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
March 14, 2015
Looking for the ultimate girl’s day out? Come to The National Women’s Show, a fantastic day filled with fashion, food and fun. With over 250 exhibits offering the best and the largest selection of products and services there is something for every woman! For more information, visit www.nationalwomenshow.com.
April 11 -  12, 2015
A comic opera, semi-staged with bass-baritone Joel Allison as Don Quixote. Music by Georg-Phillip Telemann. Presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, directed by Kevin Reeves. With the Ottawa Baroque Consort consisting of two violins, viola, cello and harpsichord. Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
May 29, 2015


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