Community Events Calendar

The Community Events Calendar will be updated every Tuesday. Submit early to spread the message about your local event!

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September 22, 2018

Tree Fest Ottawa

Starts: September 22, 2018, 12:00 am

Ends: September 24, 2018, 12:00 am

Location: Brewer Park by the pond

Description: Love trees? Urban festivals? Spending time in a park? Visit Tree Fest Ottawa’s fall tree festival on September 22 and 23 in Brewer Park by the pond. The free festival features music, art, guided walks, workshops and a range of kids’ activities. See: <a href=""></a>&nbsp;   

Scouts Canada's Pop-A-Thon

Starts: September 22, 2018, 10:00 am

Ends: September 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Location: Cabela's Ottawa, 3065 Palladium Dr, Ottawa, K2T 0N2

Description: Scouts Canada is inviting members of the community to attend the inaugural Scout Popcorn Pop-A-Thon. Local Scouts across the country will be popping fresh popcorn in return for donations. All funds raised will help support local group adventures for the year and a percentage of donations will go directly back into Scouts Canada's No One Left Behind program, which helps families with financial barriers experience the adventure and fun of Scouting.

Since 1989, Scouts Canada's annual Scout Popcorn fundraiser has helped youth discover a world of adventure they wouldn't have elsewhere. From learning how to plan and lead a camping

Sarah MacDougall Meets the Ghost of Beethoven

Starts: September 22, 2018, 3:30 pm

Ends: September 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

Location: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St, Ottawa


Neon Night Kemptville

Starts: September 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

Ends: September 22, 2018, 10:00 pm

Location: Riverside Park, Reuben Crescent, Kemptville, ON

Description: Neon Night Kemptville is a fun, non-competitive 2K/5K walk/run for all abilities that takes place at night with participants in fun neon wear. This is our 5th year raising funds for childhood cancer research. Last year, we had over 800 participants and to date we have raised over $250,000 for childhood cancer research.<br><br>Free for all ages, all abilities<br><br>Website: <a href=""></a&gt; or <a href=""> </a>

Pellegrini Opera presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Starts: September 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: September 22, 2018, 10:00 pm

Location: Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa

Description: Renowned soprano Maria Knapik in Starring Role<br><br>The performance with acclaimed soprano Maria Knapik in the title role of Cio Cio San, and tenor Corey Arnold as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton, with Danielle Vailliancourt as Suzuki and James Levesque as Sharpless, will be presented semi-staged in concert with chamber orchestra led by Music Director Andrew Ager. <br>Vincent Thomas who has been Artistic Director of Pellegrini Opera for four years, once again is spearheading this production – a significant undertaking to maintain and nurture opera and its up and coming artists in the nation’s Capital. <br>"I'm very excited to welcome you to

September 23, 2018


Starts: September 23, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: September 23, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: Heart & Crown ByWard Market (Black Rose Room), 67 Clarence St, Ottawa

Description: We are collecting stories on the theme "A" for Effort. Sign up to tell your story by sending your pitch to <br><a href="">more</a&gt;

September 25, 2018

Library and Archives Canada: Jeff James, Chief Executve and Keeper at The National Archives (UK) Date: September 21, 2018 at 2:53:53 PM EDT

Starts: September 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Ends: September 25, 2018, 3:30 pm

Location: Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street, 2nd floor Ottawa, Ontario

Description: Please join us for this lively presentation by Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper at The National Archives (UK).<br><br>This presentation is part of Library and Archives Canada’s Wallot-Sylvestre Seminar series. These seminars provide opportunities for Canadian and international leaders and strategic thinkers to share their ideas on topics in information science, librarianship, archival science, and history.<br><br>ABOUT THE WALLOT-SYLVESTRE SEMINARS<br>The Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars are a lecture series focused on informing and disseminating strategic thinking in the domains of information science, archival science, history, etc. Lecturers are invited by Library and Archives Canada from the academic, public and private sectors, and include scholars

Fall Open House Offers Hands-On Activities and Opportunity to Learn About the Adventures of Scouting

Starts: September 25, 2018, 6:00 pm

Ends: September 25, 2018, 7:30 pm

Location: Beaverbrook Community Centre, 4 Beaverbrook Road, Kanata, Ont., K2K 1L1

Description: Discover the Adventure of Scouting at a free open house and interactive drop-in event. Boys and girls of all ages can participate in a wide range of fun activities from crafts to building survival kits, and learning about tracking wildlife with a matching game, in a welcoming and fun environment. Parents and prospective volunteers will receive a plethora of Scouting knowledge through short presentations, information packages and one-on-one time with Scouters (current volunteers) to answer questions and share their experiences.

Scouts Canada is the country's leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. Kids in Scouts

Ottawa StoryTellers: Stories That Make Us Who We Are

Starts: September 25, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: September 25, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie Street in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

Description: Stories That Make Us Who We Are: Stories of identity, friends and family with Kim Kilpatrick and Leah Sander

Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at Bluebird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie Street in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

Stories start at 7pm with a break in between for treats and chatting.

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).

Stories & Tea is presented by the Ottawa StoryTellers.

September 26, 2018


Starts: September 26, 2018, 6:30 pm

Ends: September 26, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: Ottawa Public Library main branch (120 Metcalfe St.)

Description: Dorothy Phillips, author of Victor and Evie: British Aristocrats in Wartime Rideau Hall, will give a brief talk at the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch as part of their Heritage Ignite series. The series invites Ottawa's history enthusiasts to share their passion for the past. Local history experts are given five minutes each to share what ignites their passion for Ottawa's history.

Copies of Victor and Evie will be available for purchase and to be signed!

Carleton University’s Science Café

Starts: September 26, 2018, 6:30 pm

Ends: September 26, 2018, 8:30 pm

Location: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library at 1049 Bank Street (at Aylmer Avenue)

Description: Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés, held twice a month during the fall and winter terms. Each café begins at 6:30 p.m. with a 20-minute talk by a scientist followed by a 40-minute Q&A. Engage in a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. All are welcome. <br><br>Information: <a href=""></a> or 613-520-4388.<br><br>Sept. 26 - Richard Ernst, Earth Sciences<br><br>Oct. 10 - Rowan Thomson, Physics<br><br>Nov. 14 - Sonia Chiasson, Computer Science<br><br>Nov. 28 - Erling Rud, Health Sciences<br><br>Butterfly Show<br><br>The Ottawa Butterfly Show is a free annual event at Carleton featuring 1,300 butterflies representing 41 different species worldwide. Butterflies love to

September 27, 2018

All Candidates’ Meeting

Starts: September 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: September 27, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third at Lyon

Description: <br><br><b>Capital Ward Councillor candidates </b><br><b><br></b><br>Sponsored by Heron Park Community Association, Ottawa South Community Association, Ottawa East Community Association, Dow’s Lake Residents Association, Glebe Annex Community Association and Glebe Community Association

September 28, 2018

2018 SPAO Artist Residency Exhibition

Starts: September 28, 2018, 6:00 pm

Ends: September 28, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), 77 Pamilla St, Ottawa

Description: Join us at the SPAO Centre Gallery (77 Pamilla St.) for the opening reception of the 2018 SPAO Artist Residency Exhibition, featuring the photo-based work of India d’Scarlettand Neeko Paluzzi. The SPAO Residency is designed for artists who have completed formal training and are ready for an intensive focus on an aspect of their career or a specific project. It is a self-directed residency that affords the time and environment needed to research, experiment, and produce a new body of photo-based work.<br><br>For more information, please contact:<br>JONATHAN HOBIN<br>Creative and Executive Director<br>School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa<br><a href=""></a><br>613 562 3824<br><br><a href="">CLICK HERE

Sounds and Scenery: Music from Debussy to Piazzolla with Duo Kalysta

Starts: September 28, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: September 28, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 5G4

Description: <br>DUO KALYSTA (harpist EMILY BELVEDERE and flautist LARA DEUTSCH) presents a spellbinding program of works inspired by nature and art, and the stories behind them. A blend of classics with works by Canadian and contemporary composers including R. Murray Schafer and Jocelyn Morlock. <a href="">GET TICKETS</a>.