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Featuring one of Ottawa's largest collections of bronze sculpture and paintings in oil and acrylic. Mitchell and Janet would like to welcome you into their home studio/gallery to share a little pre holiday season cheer and see what they have been doing over the past year. Please feel free to invite a friend or two. Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, November 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday, November 22 from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 23 from noon to 5 p.m.
November 20 -  23, 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
Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilees sing "Welcome Yule", under the leadership of Artistic Director Linda Crawford and Accompanist Bonnie MacDiarmid. Our seasonal concert features Mozart's Te Deum with guest artists as well as traditional seasonal music from Canada, Britain, Estonia, United States and Germany at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road in Kanata on Saturday November 22 at 7 pm and Sunday November 23 at 2 pm.
November 22 -  23, 2014
It’s a new Trend! Don’t settle for cookie-cutter gifts again this Holiday season! Avoid the press of the shopping malls, and come to the 3rd Annual Christmas Craft show presented by the Capital Artisans Guild. The event features 50 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. The show takes place on November 22 and 23 at Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Road in Nepean. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking and admission are free, but visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or make a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank. For more information, go to www.capitalartisansguild.org. Link to our event on Facebook or follow @capitalartisan on Twitter.
November 22 -  23, 2014
 
 
Sunday, November 23 matinée performance at 2 pm. Handel’s superb oratorio with large choir and professional orchestra, directed by St. Matthew’s Kirkland Adsett. Soloists: Jennifer Taverner (soprano), Lydia Piehl (mezzo), James McLean (tenor) and Geoffrey Sirrett (bass). A memorable launch to the Christmas season in the intimate setting of a candlelit church. Come early and enjoy a glass of wine or cranberry beverage at the wine bar. If interested in sponsorship or placing ads in the program, please contact Peggy Nankivell at nankivell@rogers.com. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe, 130 Glebe Ave. near Bank St.Tickets $15 to $40. Purchase online at www.stmatthewsottawa.ca or at the church (weekdays 9 am to 1 pm), tel: (613)234-4024, Compact Music & CD Warehouse.
November 23, 2014
The Ottawa Youth Orchestra will be performing this Sunday (23 November) at 2:30 pm at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts (310 St Patrick Street) in its first concert of the season.  John Gomez will conduct selected works by Dimitri Kabalevsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, William Walton, and César Franck.  Please join these talented musicians for an amazing show! Tickets will be available at the door, and are also available online for a reduced price at https://www.oyoa-aojo.ca/public/eng/index.php?p=tickets
November 23, 2014
Debra DiGiovanni performs her award winning stand-up live in Ottawa on Nov. 24th at Absolute Comedy. One night only!! Tix: $25 Showtime 8:30pm. Phone reservations required. 613-233-8000
November 24, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:30pm at Carlingwood Library 281 Woodroffe Ave. The goal of this session is to create empowered consumers. We will address common misconceptions / misunderstandings about financial strategies. The aim is to fully inform the consumer as to how government programs work, as well as explore the consequences of common investment and planning decisions. We will take time to fully understand the pros and cons of common investment products. We will show attendees how to evaluate different strategies and apply them to their own plan. Attendees will be able to make the most of their investment contributions now and over time. Offered in partnership with Drew Ross of SunLife Financial.
November 24, 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. Register at the service desk at our library, or call 613-580-2424 x20264. We are located at 1547 Merivale Rd.
June 05 - December 11, 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
Dancing For Fun!Everyone is welcome.No experience necessary. Saturdays 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Fall 2014: Sep.20, Oct.18, Nov.15, Dec.13 Winter 2015: Jan.17, Feb.14, Mar.7, Apr.11, May 9 Heron Community Centre 1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, ON K1V 6A5 (just east of Alta Vista) Heron Room (3rd Floor, go left at the top of the stairs by the main entrance) $10 per person (Families of 3 or more*: $25) For information, contact: Wendy VanderMeulen at:613-987-2711 or wendyv@sympatico.ca Or Sue Morin 613-277-5535 or Solomon_sue@yahoo.ca Singles welcome: 2 singles = 1 couple! Dress casual. Wear comfortable shoes. Take water with you. *2 Adults and up to 2 Children (ages 10-15)
September 20 - May 09, 2015
Join us for a relaxed evening with Scrabble at the Emerald Plaza Library on 1547 Merivale Road; bringing your set is recommended. This program runs bi-weekly starting September 23, from 6 pm to 8 pm. All levels welcome.
September 23 - December 16, 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
Thinking of changing your look, decorating for the season or shopping for a special person, the annual Ottawa Mennonite Church sale is the place for you every weekend in November. In partnership with the non-profit Ten Thousand Villages, the sale brings creations directly to you from artisans in developing countries. An Ottawa tradition for over 40 years. Drop by Fridays, 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1830 Kilborn Ave., Alta Vista. Watch for notices of special events at www.alternativetrade.com/festival.htm, Facebook.com/VillagesOttawa and Twitter@VillagesOttawa or call 613-759-4701.
November 01 -  29, 2014
Learn how to make one of the oldest fabrics known to humankind. Using water, soap and pressure we will make incredibly warm, beautiful and wearable art. Just in time for winter! Instructor: Ingrid Dabringer Wednesdays, November 5-26 6:30-9:30pm $163.75 #917730 For more information or to register today visit us at www.ottawa.ca/nepeanvisualartscentre
November 05 -  26, 2014
Mark Twain once observed “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”. Join Dundas County Players for “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman, a drama about how a simple lie can destroy lives. Presented on Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the Winchester Old Town Hall (478 Main St. Winchester, about 1 h south of Ottawa). For information and tickets: 613-297-0097 or dcplayers.ca.
November 21 -  30, 2014

Upcoming Events

Curious about canning and preserving food? Join Chef Emerie Brine from Bernardin at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum while he demonstrates how simple and easy it is to preserve fall harvests and turn them into great gift ideas. Ask the expert and pick up tricks to help preserve fresh fruit and vegetables for the rest of the year. The presentation will be in English only with a bilingual Q & A. $10 per person Reservations required
November 26, 2014
A series of portraits, recording the new poor and marginal of the recent recession, from a painter’s point of view. Greek Canadian visual artist Stephanie Sampson was living in Athens, Greece when the recession hit the country particularly badly at the end of 2011 and into 2012 and on. Stunned by the sudden appearance of the homeless and poor on Athens streets, Sampson decided to meet, interview and paint those people in order to understand their situation. Hosted by Transition Ottawa Jack Purcell Community Centre Wednesday, November 26 @ 7:00- 9:00 pm
November 26, 2014
CONTENTS: Detailed coverage of LEED v4 Design and Construction rating system. DELIVERY MODE: In-class instructor-led and online in real-time. WHEN: November 26, 27 & 28, 2014 WHERE: Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada, 359 Terry Fox Dr. Suite 210, Ottawa, K2K 2E7 SCHEDULE: 8 am to 5 pm Lunch provided: 12:00pm to 1:00pm COST: -- Classroom, instructor-led: $850 plus tax -- On-line classroom: $700 plus tax REGISTRATION: -- Event manager; -- In person at Vitesse's office: 359 Terry Fox Dr, Suite 210, Ottawa For additional information please contact: Roland Michaud at 613-254-9880 ext. 227; mobile: 613-286-2863, or Ray Barton at 613-254-9880 ext 223 INSTRUCTOR: Renée Benjamin, PhD, LEED AP (BD+C), CEM Dr Benjamin is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and an award-winning consultant with over fifteen years of work experience in the areas of energy and sustainability programs in the US and Canada.
November 26 -  28, 2014
Ignite is a free, fast-paced geek event featuring presentations by Canadian Museum of Nature experts who work behind-the-scenes at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Quebec. Speakers are given 20 slides and five minutes to talk about their area of work and why they do it. The format is rapid-fire; ten presentations over 1 hour covering fossils, minerals, botany, zoology. 7 p.m. 240 McLeod St. Free but reserve in advance at lbeaudoin@mus-nature.ca. Information: nature.ca or 613-566-4700.
November 26, 2014
Help support the Stittsville Co-operative Nursery School, a wonderful non-profit preschool program that is an integral part of the Stittsville community, and Terrace Youth Wellness Centre to bring awareness to youth mental health! “Ladies’ Night Out” will take place on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 from 6-10pm in the upstairs hall of the Johnny Leroux Arena in Stittsville (previously known as the Stittsville Arena). Ladies’ Night Out is an event where Ottawa-wide artisans and entrepreneurs showcase their products and services for the Stittsville community to purchase. The event will be about creating an elegant evening with mocktails, appetizers, and a silent auction comprised of donated prizes. The profits received from the “Ladies’ Night Out” event will go towards SCNS's preschool program as well as the creation of “anxiety backpacks” consisting of various items such as journals, stress balls, calling cards and music devices for youth in need.
November 27, 2014
Ottawa City Hall, Elgin Street at Lisgar, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Pottery, knitting, woodwork, jewelry, all-natural skin care and much more. A portion of the proceeds to Ottawa Hospital Foundation Cancer Research. Something for Everyone!
November 27, 2014
THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY’S CHRISTMAS MARKET: 5 YEARS WORTH CELEBRATING IN STYLE! November 27 to 30 | Museum of History, Grand Hall Come celebrate the Christmas Market’s fifth anniversary. For the occasion, more than 75 exhibitors will await you in the majestic Grand Hall to showcase their delicious edibles and unique handmade creations. Cheeses, breads, candies, organic produce, artisanal spirits, handcrafted jewellery and amazing fashion accessories. The Christmas Market is a great place to do your holiday shopping in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. Don't forget your wish list! Schedule: Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission 819-776-7000, 1-800-555-5621, Information@historymuseum.ca
November 27 -  30, 2014
We've often heard of that there's a Canadian brain drain particularly in researchers (all fields, academic and non-academic) and inventors. We also hear that the Canadian economy needs to be more innovative, creative and develop more highly skilled people. Join me on November 27 from 1pm to 3pm for a discussion about the concerns, constraints and obstacles that Canadian researchers face. What kind of support do they need? What kind of problems do they face? What kind of services do they need to do their work? What can we do as a community of practitioners to support their work? Not a researcher or an inventor but would like to participate? Please do. Please rsvp Renée Gendron at renee@vitaeydnamics.com Can't make it but would like to know more? I'd still like to chat with you. Drop me an email.
November 27, 2014
Guild Pottery Sale at Lansdowne Park Nov 28 – 30 Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 10am-5pm The show features over fifty (50) area potters, kids craft table and wheel demonstrations. Proceeds from the sale of specially marked items will be donated to Helping with Furniture (URL), a local Ottawa charity. www.ottawaguildofpotters.ca 613-230-2446
November 28 -  30, 2014
Build the first piece of a Christmas village and create a new family tradition! This two day workshop is designed to guide you on creating a pottery holiday heirloom for the whole family to enjoy. Escape the cold weather and join our warm pottery studio to create something wonderful. All supplies included, just bring yourself! Friday, November 28 & December 12 6:30-9:30 p.m. $111.75 929243 For more information or to register today visit us at www.ottawa.ca/nepeanvisualartscentre
November 28 - December 12, 2014
Kick-start your holiday shopping at Bayshore! We are extending our hours to 7AM to 11PM on Friday the 28th so you can get the most out of this amazing shopping day! We want to make your Black Friday shopping even better! On Friday, November 28th, visit the Black Friday lounge located adjacent HomeSense on level 1 of the mall to see the secret code word. Simply, text the secret code word to 393939 for the chance to win a $25,000 shopping spree. For complete details, see Contest Rules and Regulations at www.bayshoreshoppingcentre.com. Come recharge in our Black Friday lounge, specially equipped to fuel your shopping! - DJ - Giveaways - Free treats - EXPRESS tote bags - And more!
November 28, 2014
Visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Saturday, November 30 for a uniquely barnyard bazaar! Hand-crafted items and local food products will be on sale as you visit the animal barns.
November 29, 2014
St. Andrew's annual Scottish Tea & Christmas Bazaar will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent St. at Wellington, Ottawa on Saturday, Nov. 29th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Attic treasures, art, baking, books, crafts, jewellery, jams, Silent Auction and an elegant Tea Room. Church office 613-232-9042.
November 29, 2014
Please join us for our annual Christmas Market on Saturday, November 29th from 10am-3pm at 2211 Thurston Drive, Ottawa ON. And there's no need to worry about parking- it's free and there's plenty of it! Just don't forget your Christmas list, since we have items for everyone! Grow Studios (jewelry, pottery, and cutting boards), Usborn Books, Lavish Soaps, 5 Cupcakes, Rachel Gillian Art, Spread the Joy (homemade canned goods), David Kitz Books, The Potty Project (indoor plants) and much more!
November 29, 2014
Winter is coming. Before you go into hibernation, join the OSU for a Fun Frog Fundraiser, and help us raise funds for our upcoming projects! This is a family friendly event, with activities for everyone! Avec l'hiver qui approche, venez vous réchauffer avec le OSU et leurs grenouilles sympathiques, tout en contribuant à nos projets futurs! Amenez votre famille, vos enfants, vos amis, les enfants de vos amis! Plus on est de fous, plus on s'amuse! Quand? Le samedi, 29 novembre, de 13h à 16h Where? St Giles Presbyterian Church, corner of Bank and First Mais qu'est-ce qu'on fait à un tea party de grenouilles? 13h30 - Présentation de ANURA, which was last performed at Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau, au Musée Canadien de l'Histoire. 14h - 16h : Bricolage, musique, photos, tea, cookies... Make your own frog eyes, learn some acrobatics, or give stilt-walking a try! 0 - 5 ans/years: 0,00$ 5 - 15 ans/years: 5,00$ 15+ ans/years: 15,00$ Cash @ door.
November 29, 2014
Pet Valu Westgate presents Spot's Dog Rescue Adoptions. Join us November 29th from 11am to 3pm and have a chance to meet some rescued dogs and have the opportunity to take them home! Call us at 613 722 1113 for more info! facebook.com/PetValuWestgate twitter.com/PetValuWestgate
November 29, 2014
Barrhaven United Church (3013 Jockvale Road)Christmas Bazaar - Saturday, November 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Baked goods, crafts, silent auction, decorations, books, light lunch & more. Free admission & parking. More info at 613-825-1707 or www.barrhavenunited.org
November 29, 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
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA! Don't miss this exciting event with over 60 vendors featuring local artists, artisans and craftspeople that will be showcasing their quality handmade items and gifts. Enjoy the one-stop-shopping event with the whole family where you will be sure to find that special unique one of a kind gift. Come and join us and help support our local artisans and small businesses. Reduce carbon footprint by purchasing local. See you there! Location: TUDOR HALL 3750 North Bowesville Road (Near Riverside and Uplands Drive) FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING and FREE AWESOME DOOR PRIZES! We will be graciously accepting donations towards the fight against breast cancer. Your support is greatly appreciated! www.ottawacraftandgiftshows.blogspot.ca www.facebook.com/OttawaCraftandGiftShows
November 30, 2014
9 AM to 3 PM. 212 Glebe Avenue $30 for a table - all proceeds go to The Ottawa Food Bank. The Winter Craft Fair for The Ottawa Food Bank is back at Glebe Collegiate for it’s second year! On November 30th, 2014, Glebe Students’ Council and Leadership Development Initiative Team would like to invite community members to come out and support the Ottawa Food Bank at this student-run event. Stop by in between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for locally made food, crafts and art! A great opportunity to connect with local artists, get in some holiday shopping and support an important cause. If you’re a craft vendor interested in selling at this event, the cost of a table is $30, and all proceeds go to the Ottawa Food Bank. Contact glebestudentscouncil@gmail.com for more information. Suggested admission is $2, or one non-perishable food item. We hope to see you there!
November 30, 2014
PetValu Westgate in cooperation with B.A.R.K dog rescue presents Pet Pictures with Santa! 10$ Pet Pictures with Santa at PetValu Westgate on November 30th from 1pm - 3:30pm. All proceeds go towards B.A.R.K dog rescue! For more information call us at: 613 722 1113 or visit https://www.facebook.com/PetValuWestgate https://twitter.com/PetValuWestgate http://www.bark-ottawa.com/
November 30, 2014
Just in time for Christmas, take part in making your own natural skin care product, demystify natural skin care, learn how to rid yourself of toxins in mass produced products, discover the healing properties of essential oils, leave with a wholsome appreciation of taking care of your skin naturally and your personalized hand moisturizer. Registration required at Eventbrite, limited space, Time: 7-9pm Location: Village Clinic , 361 Churchill Ave. (Westboro)
December 02, 2014
Join us for a very special evening. Local poet Daniel Boland will be launching his second collection of poems, Detours, at the library. Detours celebrates the mystery and transformative powers surrounding commonplace events in the everyday post-modern world. With deep insight, frequently interlaced with wit and humour, Daniel Boland's poems explore the often hidden interconnectedness of all things. Join us at the Emerald Plaza Library at 1547 Merivale Rd at 7pm for this author's book launch of Detours.
December 02, 2014
The objective of this seminar is to help YOU procure valuable patents. The seminar presents practical aspects of the patent system, including: what is a patent? who is an inventor? what inventions can be patented? and the patent procurement process. The presenter is Peter Kwa of the Ottawa Patent Agency.
December 03, 2014
The first Wednesday of the month from October to May, from 10:00 - 11:30am. Free! 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 little ones make art inspired by the exhibitions. Strollers are always welcome in the galleries. No need to register. December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6
December 03, 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
December 03, 2014
Do you ever feel you have to justify who you are and what’s important to you with your family and friends during the holiday season? Do you find that your nutritional and other lifestyle habits go “out the window” when the holiday’s come around? Do you feel like you’ve betrayed yourself what you told yourself what’s important (“this year, I won’t _____!”)…and yet did it anyway? Life Coach Matthew Cragg will discuss useful techniques including: How to communicate what’s important to you to those around you Learn how much to expect from yourself when it comes to your lifestyle (100% isn’t realistic, but neither is 50%) What to choose that’s aligned with who you are when faced with a buffet to holiday sweets and treats How to create an internal environment (physical and emotional) to support what you want, not what others tell you you ‘should’ want Click URL to register. Upon registration, you’ll be emailed the location, as well as some notes to consider in order to get the most out of the time and energy.
December 03, 2014
Get an up close and personal tour of India with John DuVernet a Friendship Force traveller. The Friendship Force is a signature program of home hospitality where local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region. Presented by John DuVernet. Join us at 1547 Merivale Rd at the Emerald Plaza Library at 6:30 pm for a wonderful trip to India through pictures!
December 03, 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
Join us at Dominion-Chalmers United Church for this unique opportunity where Jerry Granelli guides us down his own personal "A Charlie Brown Christmas" memory lane. Hear songs from the award winning television classic performed by the Jerry Granelli Trio at the acoustically perfect Dominion-Chalmers United Church. A perfect show for jazz lovers and a huge amount of fun for the family! This concert/lecture experience promises a nostalgic romp, and an unforgettable Christmas concert from three of Canada’s most celebrated jazz musicians Simon Fisk on bass and Chris Gestrin on piano. Jerry’s tunes have been a part of Christmas tradition for North American families for the past forty-five years. Join this outstanding jazz band for a trip down memory lane and a great musical experience for all!
December 04, 2014
A Christmas play with a difference - moving story of the forgotten Ottawa-born actor Rockliffe “St. Patrick” Fellowes during his last years in Hollywood. He was barely out of his teens when he abandoned Ottawa for an older woman...and the bright lights of Broadway. He became a household name with his first silent movie, Regeneration, in 1915, and went on to make movies with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. By 1935, his star fading, he was reduced to making uncredited appearances in B westerns and living in a Los Angeles rooming house. Dec. 4 5, and 6, 7:30 p.m. Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans. $15, $12 (children). Tickets at door or reserve at 613-860-0603, or online www.vintagestock.on.ca. More Information: vintagestockproductions@gmail.com.
December 04 -  06, 2014
Coro Vivo Celebrates Thirty Christmases December 5 & 6, 2014 Orleans United Church 1111 Orleans Blvd. Orleans Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 free for children under 14 Join Coro Vivo in celebrating thirty years of caroling. This Christmas concert promises to be a true gala of the holiday spirit. We celebrate the season with some familiar pieces as well as some new works. The program will feature new arrangements of beloved carols by such composers as Randol Alan Bass, Bob Chilcott and Mark Sirett. At the centre of this celebration, we are very proud to present John Armstrong’s Gold and Glory, a work commissioned by Coro Vivo Ottawa to mark thirty years of singing and community involvement.
December 05 -  06, 2014
What better way to enjoy the spirit of the season than to laugh along with DuffleBag Theatre's hilarious rendition of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol”. Presented by the Ottawa International Children’s Festival, this outrageously funny, interactive version of the beloved tale of Mr. Scrooge is unpredictable as selected audience members will be brought on stage to play various roles in the story. This benefit performance for the Children’s Festival also includes “mystery presents” – a collection of fun items for sale before the shows! Great fun and guaranteed value! Join us for this great adventure into the land of hilarious improv as done by the one and only DUFFLEBAG Theatre. Don’t be disappointed! Get your tickets early! For tickets visit www.ottawachildrensfestival.ca or call 613-241-0999 Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 1:00PM EST Ottawa Little Theatre (400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa) Price: $18 for adults $12 for children twelve and under
December 06, 2014
Merrickville's annual kick-off to the Holidays, takes place on Saturday, December 6 throughout Merrickville. This community non-profit event is for families and friends to enjoy a full day and evening of food, fun and festivities: Breakfast and photos with Santa, cookie walk and weigh, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus parade, street entertainment, petting zoo, children's activity centre, shopping spree prizes, silent auction, steamy cider, hot chocolate, chili tent, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, Brock Street Rocks, Devon the Juggler, street broomball match, tree lighting ceremony, funky, festive hat challenge and more. Don't forget a non-perishable food item for the Merrickville Lions Christmas Hamper Fund and Build a Mountain of Food Drive. More information call 613-791-4756 or visit website.
December 06, 2014
Local meats and produce on sale along with unique gift ideas from local artists and artisans, home made foods and fresh baked goods, Home made breakfast and lunch available on site. Contributions accepted for local food bank and free draws for gift baskets
December 06, 2014
Requiem for Fourteen Roses is a new concert-length work for choir, soloists, and 8-piece chamber ensemble that has been written to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique tragedy of December 6,1989 in Montreal QC. Elise Letourneau, composer - conductor Sienna Dahlen - vocal soloist Jeremy Burko - vocal soloist Adrian Harewood - guest host from the CBC With Capital Vox Jazz Choir; Vox Eclectica Women's Chamber Choir; The Elise Letourneau Singers; Steve Boudreau, piano; John Geggie, bass; Peter Rapson, cello; Nicholas Dyson and Roberta Archibald, flugelhorn; Mark Ferguson and Ryan Purchase, trombone; Mike Tremblay, flûte Location: Knox Presbyterian Church Ottawa Date and time: Dec. 6, 2014, 7:30PM Tickets: $25 Available online at http://www.eliseletourneau.com/music.html or from choir members, and at the following Ottawa locations: Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Avenue The Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street Herb & Spice, 1310 Wellington Street W Compact Music, 785 1/2 Bank Street
December 06, 2014
Join us for some holiday fun and support families in your community all year long together with the Running Room and The Salvation Army at the 2014 Santa Shuffle on Saturday Dec. 6th at 10:00 at Tunney's Pasture in Ottawa. Participants in the 5K Fun Run or 1K Elf Walk collect pledges to assist families and individuals in need at Christmas and all year long. There will be post event refreshments, awards and a unique Santa Shuffle finishers’ medal for all participants. Santa Claus will be leading the Elf Walk and also joining us are Star Wars and princess mascots who will meet and greet families along the route.The registration deadline is Dec. 3rd at midnight. For more information and to register you can log onto www.santashuffle.ca or visit your nearest Running Room location. You can also contact Tammy Kohls at the Salvation Army at 613-233-8428 ext. 221 or email Tammy_Kohls@can.salvationarmy.org
December 06, 2014
Enjoy the Christmas season’s most loved music in a concert of Messiah's Finest Moments. With over 150 performers on stage, including professional musicians, soloists and choristers, the Ottawa Classical Choir presents the most loved arias, duets and choruses from this magnificent work. Under the direction of Maestro Michel Brousseau, the Ottawa Classical Choir will be accompanied by the orchestra and choirs of the New World Philharmonic Society. The concert will take place Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the theatre of the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau. Ticket price: Reserved seating: $45.00, General admission: $35.00. Contact: Nicole Bélecque nicole.belecque@gmail.com Phone: 819-682-4215 Wheelchair Accessible
December 07, 2014
Victorian Christmas at Fairfields – December 7 from 1 pm to 4 pm Fairfields Heritage House This family-friendly event harkens back to a simpler time in history when decorations were homemade and families rejoiced in the beauty of carolling together. Our guided tour will highlight family Christmas traditions from the era, our carollers will be music to your ears, and our workshops to make popcorn string, cornucopias, and Christmas tree ornaments make sure you’ll have a keepsake of the day to bring home with you. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-580-9638 museums@ottawa.ca
December 07, 2014
Christmas Tea at the Estate – December 7 and 14 from 11 am to 4 pm Billings Estate National Historic Site The holidays are the perfect time for indulgences, wouldn’t you agree? Our Christmas Tea this year introduces you to the imported decadences of the Victorian era when such treats and toys were hard to come by. With carollers, ornament-making workshops, and traditional Victorian Christmas decorations, you can spend a Sunday treating yourself during this hectic time of the year. Cost: Admission to the museum is free with tea service purchase. Regular tea room prices apply: $12.50 + tax per person for our 3-tier service. Reservations are strongly recommended. A limited number of walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 613-247-4830 museums@ottawa.ca
December 07, 2014
12th Annual Choir & Carol Concert with Barrhaven & area church choirs. Sunday, December 7 at 7:00 pm, Barrhaven United Church, 2013 Jockvale Road. Light refreshments. Goodwill monetary offering to support Barrhaven Food Cupboard.
December 07, 2014
Visit both Israeli and Palestinian areas and have a look at at Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures and historic places. See the people of this truly fascinating place with Alex Bissett -- world traveler. Location Carlingwood 281 Woodroffe Meeting room Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:30pm Meeting room 105 mins.
December 08, 2014
Entertaining and informative introduction to JobJoy approach to job change with Career Expert, George Dutch, in downtown Ottawa at Suite 900 - 275 Slater St. (& Kent), from 7-8pm. Tell a friend or bring a friend! Register at 613-563-0584.
December 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
December 10, 2014
What: Comedy event Where: Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave. #240, Ottawa When: Wednesday 10 December, 2014 at 8:00PM (Bar opens at 7:00) Tickets: $20 Montreal comedians, Eman El-Husseini and Jess Saloman are bringing Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays back to Ottawa for its fourth consecutive year - a Jewish-Muslim comedic extravaganza! They will be joined by Nour Hadidi, Wafik Nasrallah and Jon Selig. Part of the show's proceeds will support the work of the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) which works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities.
December 10, 2014
Come enjoy the magic of Christmas carols old and new with one of Ottawa's premier a cappella ensembles. All proceeds go to support local charities. Friday, December 12, 7:30 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St. Ottawa. Tickets $15 in advance (available online at www.stairwellcarollers.com or from The Leading Note, Compact Music's Bank St. locations, and Books on Beechwood) or $20 at the door. Listen to samples of our music at www.youtube.com/stairwellcarollers.
December 12, 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
Quite a Queer Qhristmas Tone Cluster continues to come up with new ways of hearing familiar and favourite songs. This holiday season, Their wonderful take on Christmas: Quite a Queer Qhristmas concert includes Gordon Lightfoot’s “Song for a Winter's Night”, a jazzy version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and a rather cheeky selection called “Coming Out at Christmas” in the midst of well-known holiday standards. Quite a Queer Qhristmas is a concert worth attending for hearing some wonderful a capella spiced up with a good dose of holiday humour. Saturday, Dec. 13 7:30 pm $18 $20 at the door, $10 Students Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street Ottawa ON K2P 1Z5 (613) 232-9854 tonecluster.public@gmail.com http://www.tonecluster.org/
December 13, 2014
Quite a Queer Qhristmas Tone Cluster continues to come up with new ways of hearing familiar and favourite songs. This holiday season, Their wonderful take on Christmas: Quite a Queer Qhristmas concert includes Gordon Lightfoot’s “Song for a Winter's Night”, a jazzy version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and a rather cheeky selection called “Coming Out at Christmas” in the midst of well-known holiday standards. Quite a Queer Qhristmas is a concert worth attending for hearing some wonderful a capella spiced up with a good dose of holiday humour. Saturday, Dec. 13 7:30 pm $18 $20 at the door, $10 Students Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street Ottawa ON K2P 1Z5 (613) 232-9854 tonecluster.public@gmail.com http://www.tonecluster.org/
December 13, 2014
If you love DIY projects then you have come to the right place! Why not do something different for Christmas this year? Make creative and personable gifts in this one day workshop. Bring your friends and spend quality time together making artful presents. Wine and cheese will be served. Supplies are included, just bring yourself! Saturday, December 13, 2014 noon-6 p.m. $137.75 929148 For more information or to register today visit us at www.ottawa.ca/nepeanvisualartscentre
December 13, 2014
It’s time to mark your calendar for the 3rd annual West Ottawa Ladies Chorus ‘A Garland of Carols’ Christmas Concert. Two performances will be presented this year: Saturday – Dec. 13th at 7:00pm and again on Sunday – Dec. 14th at 2:30pm, both at St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 20 Young Road – Kanata. Music guests include the Trinity Handbell Quartet, Robin Tropper – oboe player and Gary King on guitar. Tickets are $15 for advanced or at the door and available from Gaia Java Coffee Shop at 1300 Main St. Stittville and also from the Kanata Barber Shop at 2 Beaverbrook Rd. Kanata. Limited free admission tickets are available for children 12 and under.
December 13, 2014
The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a holiday concert on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 4 PM at the Ottawa High School Auditorium. Soloists will be Sue Gillio, internationally known, and principal flute player of the orchestra, and Dane Suarez, tenor, and a 2014 National Semi-Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, who will perform on the Met Stage in March to compete for the national title. This is a holiday program the whole family will enjoy. Music director and conductor of the Illinois Valley Symphony orchestra is the esteemed Lucia Matos. Admission is by season subscription or individual ticket at the door, or online at ivso.org: Adult $15.00; Student K-College $5.00 with ID. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The auditorium is handicapped accessible. www.ivso.org
December 13, 2014
You are cordially invited to the Berdy Elegance Networking Event, a private retail experience to help men look distinguished! The event is taking place on December 13, 2014 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre in the Lift Restaurant. This is a unique opportunity to experience our selection of fabrics swatches while you are meeting new people in a different networking experience. Our goal is to provide the most innovative customed tailored suits service in the city. Our motto: “Always looking good” represents our commitment to assist our customers with a personalized approach so that they can look at their best in every occasion. This monthly event is our way to say thank you to those who support our brand. The tickets are $10 which include your entrace at the event and a complimentary drink. You can contact me if you are interested to participate in our event as an Exhibitor. We look forward to seeing you!
December 13, 2014
Get into the Christmas spirit with the The Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols at Centrepointe Theatre on Sunday December 14th 2014. Come and enjoy your favourite Christmas carols featuring Festival Massed Bands of The Salvation Army in Ottawa, Festival Chorus, Trumpet Soloist Carl Fraser and Sifa, a female East-African Christian choir. The annual Festival of Carols is a thank you for your support through the year. There are two performances 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at no cost to you. Tickets will be available as of October 31st, 2014 by contacting the Centrepointe Theatre Box office at 613-580-2700
December 14, 2014
Noël at Nepean – December 14 from 1 pm to 4 pm Nepean Museum Explore some of Nepean’s local landmarks while satisfying your sweet tooth by joining us for an afternoon of making gingerbread houses! Help us recreate some of Nepean’s notable houses and civic structures like the home of A.N. Dunnings, Maplelawn, Ben Franklin Place, and the Nepean Sportsplex. And if you’re nice, Santa may even stop in for a visit. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-580-9638 museums@ottawa.ca
December 14, 2014
 
 
Organized by The Compassionate Friends in memory of children who left us too soon. Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7 p.m. (please arrive by 6:45 p.m.) at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Street, Ottawa. The non-denominational program includes individual and group readings, music, reading of children’s names, and lighting of individual candles. Info: tcfottawa.net
December 14, 2014
Wonderful family friendly Christmas Presentation beginning with a short play depicting the real meaning of Christmas, followed an 8 horse/rider Musical Ride performed on horse back and concluding the evening with treats and hot chocolates in the tack room! All Welcome and please bring a friend! Grandprixbreeders@yahoo.ca http://www.grandprixbreeders.com 613-489-1948
December 15, 2014
Come enjoy the magic of Christmas carols old and new with one of Ottawa's premier a cappella ensembles. All proceeds go to support local charities. Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Rd. Ottawa. Tickets $15 in advance (available online at www.stairwellcarollers.com or from The Leading Note, Compact Music's Bank St. locations, and Books on Beechwood) or $20 at the door. Listen to samples of our music at www.youtube.com/stairwellcarollers.
December 17, 2014
Poetry lovers, come join us for an evening of poetry hosted by a local poet and inspired by a tradition that goes back several thousands of years. Bring your favorite poem to recite, and listen to other’s favorite poems. We will be honoring the ancient Persian tradition of reciting poetry during Winter Solstice. The evening will be hosted by local poet Daniel Boland. Join us at the Emerald Plaza Library at 1547 Merivale Rd at 6:30pm.
December 17, 2014
Get out of the deep Freeze that's Ottawa and make tracks to the toasty warm Gladstone Theatre! Freezing; a fun, family musical tale filled with magic and intrigue: a queen, two princesses and a villain so evil, he wants to rid the world of winter's wonderland. Bring the kids so they can "boo the bad guy" and "cheer on the hero"! Sing, dance and laugh the time away... Freezing!...Terrific family entertainment that will warm your hearts! December 18 through January 4th at the Gladstone theatre. Tickets at www.thegladstone.ca !
December 18 - January 04, 2015
Edwardian Séance – December 19 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm Billings Estate National Historic Site Séances aren’t just for Halloween! They were actually very popular at Christmas during the Victorian and Edwardian eras as a way to connect, during this very special time of the year, with a loved one who had passed. Sign up soon as our séances are super popular and sell out fast! Cost: $30/person. Registration required. Adults only, please. 613-247-4830 museums@ottawa.ca
December 19, 2014
Christmas shopping done,...time to start celebrating! What better way to launch the party season than with a group of friends and neighbours, at your local pub! Cara Q returns to the stage at D'Arcy McGee's, Orleans for an evening of fun and familiar tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s! Hope you can join the party! Reservations are recommended; call (613) 841-4784 Venue: D’Arcy McGee’s Orleans 260 Centrum Blvd. Ottawa (Orleans), ON K1E 3P4
December 20, 2014
Join over 1,000 party-goers at Ottawa's Biggest & Hottest Countdown to 2015! Escape the cold and bring on the heat! We're celebrating the New Year, Havana-style at the Canadian War Museum. Picture fresh Mojitos, Cuba Libres and Cuban-inspired hors d'oeuvres. After midnight, enjoy delicious treats from the Dessert & Espresso Bar! One lucky guest will win a trip for 2 to Havana, Cuba! 19+ event | Valid ID required TICKETS $65 until December 5 $75 between December 6 and 15 $85 starting December 15 ADMISSION INCLUDES - Live Latin Entertainment plus DJ Ray Ray back by popular demand - One complimentary beverage of your choice (alcoholic / non-alcoholic) - Hors d’oeuvres from 9 to 11PM - Party Favours - Dessert & Espresso Bar at 12 midnight - Chance to win a Trip for 2 to Cuba - Discount rates at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre ($109) - Silent Auction in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation - I love Cuba Photobooth - and plenty more surprises! www.NYEOttawa.com | #NYEOttawa
December 31, 2014
Take the plunge and help #EndKidsCancer! Challenge yourself and your friends to jump into the freezing cold waters of the Ottawa River on New Year's Day. The Chill is a series of polar bear dips that raises money for local and national paediatric oncology initiatives through the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation. Register as an individual or gather the gang and sign up as a team to Stop Kids Cancer Cold – thechill.ca!
January 01, 2015
Join us at the 4th Stage of the N.A.C, 53 Elgin St. Ottawa Fools past and present will be having fun with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, performing excerpts of our upcoming shows, showcasing some of our past best bits, and of course all the prizes, food and silliness that you've come to expect from our annual 12th Night Celebration! January 5th, 2015 The doors open at 7:00 and the fun begins at 7:30
January 05, 2015
The Canadian Hearing Society offers ASL classes taught by certified Deaf instructors in a supportive and interactive environment. Whether you are just starting out or you already have some experience, we have a course level that is right for you. Sign Language Classes Winter 2015 Schedule – OTTAWA for more information follow the URL.
January 14 - March 18, 2015
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
This session provides attendees with a general introduction to stamp collecting and postal history. Topics include where to acquire stamps, what supplies and tools are useful and different methods of arranging and storing stamps. The session will be led by members of the Ottawa Philatelic Society. For more information, call 613-580-2940 Free but registration with a valid Ottawa Public Library card is required. Monday, March 23rd - 7:00pm - 8:00pm Hazeldean Branch Library 50 Castlefrank Ottawa, ON
March 23, 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
Reebok Spartan Race integrates obstacles with the natural terrain to create the best racing experience possible. Each course is unique. So racers never compete on the same course twice. What happens if you fall off or fail to complete an obstacle? It’s simple, just drop and give us 30 burpees before moving on! To register please visit our website at: http://ca-en.spartanrace.com/
July 04 -  05, 2015


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