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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April 21, 2018

Children's Theatre Festival

Starts: April 21, 2018, 10:00 am

Ends: April 21, 2018, 2:00 pm

Location: Canterbury High School, 900 Canterbury Ave, Ottawa

Description: <br>A Fun, family, event with food, games and prizes!<br>The annual Children’s Theatre Festival. We host a festival at our school where we present our shows for ages four to ten, as well as offer food, games, and prizes. We also travel to schools, some even in lower income neighbourhoods. Our goal is to introduce the arts into people’s lives by presenting our shows to the community, as well as lower income families since they would not be able to otherwise. <br><br>Donations are greatly appreciated.<br><a href=""></a>

Ecology Ottawa celebrates Earth Day with second annual Ottawa Park Summit and Earth Day party

Starts: April 21, 2018, 2:00 pm

Ends: April 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

Location: Sandy Hill, Ottawa, ON

Description: <font size="1" face="Arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: white;">Ecology Ottawa is celebrating Earth Day with the second annual Ottawa Park Summit, the largest park gathering in the nation’s capital. Event Space in Sandy Hill, the summit brings togetherOttawa residents for an afternoon of connections, lessons learned, inspiration and ideas on activating Ottawa’s park network.<br><br>“This year’s Park Summit will build on the success of last year, where we brought together over 50 community associations and organizations active in parks across Ottawa,” said Robb Barnes, Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa. “We are excited to connect withover 200 Ottawa residents and build momentum for greater

April 22, 2018

Gypsy Muse: The music of Django Reinhardt

Starts: April 22, 2018, 11:00 am

Ends: April 22, 2018, 12:00 pm

Location: 750 Gladstone Avenue Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5

Description: Gypsy Muse is Justin Duhaime's tribute to the legacy of Django Reinhardt. At its core, it is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new. <a href="; target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class=""></a><br class=""><br class="">Justin Duhaime - acoustic guitar<br class="">Nabil Yaghi - acoustic guitar<br class="">Brenn Dalle - violin<br class="">Normand Glaude - standup bass<br class=""><br class="">10$ cash at the door. 8$ for advanced tickets, available through <a href="; target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class=""></a> only. <br class="">The event is all ages.<br class="">

Free Song Writing Workshops: Write and perform songs of protest and hope.

Starts: April 22, 2018, 2:00 pm

Ends: April 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Location: Black Irish Pub in Eastview Plaza, Montreal Road

Description: Calling all Songwriters:<br> Gil’s Hootenanny is Sponsoring FREE Workshops for Collaborative Sing-Along Songwriting<br><br><br>Gil’s Hootenanny is offering a set of free songwriting workshops on for songwriters of all ages and all levels, who are interested in a collaborative approach to writing sing-along songs of hope and protest.<br><br>Participants are asked to attend both sessions to generate, finesse and finalize these songs. Experienced song writers are a welcome addition to the groups as their expertise will be greatly valued by up-and-coming songwriters. And both lyricists and instrumentalists are vital to this process.<br><br>Led by Ottawa-based singer-songwriter-teacher Jamie Anderson, the songs created at the workshop

Hallelujah!' Concert Series

Starts: April 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

Ends: April 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

Location: St. Giles Presbyterian Church - 729 Bank St. at First Ave.

Description: <br><br>This is your chance to hear several of your favourite choirs in one venue! The diversity of the music – from acapella pop to large sacred choral works – provides something for everybody. Garth Hampson will be our MC. <br><br>Featured choirs: <br><ul><li>The Notre Dame Cathedral Children's Choir <br></li><li>The Glebelles <br></li><li>Relative Pitch <br></li><li>Glebe Collegiate's Chamber, Concert and Man Choirs <br></li><li>Matthew Larkin's Caelis Academy Ensemble <br></li></ul><br>We will conclude with a sing-along of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. <br><br>Admission is by donation (suggested $20.00 / person). Tax receipts are available and the proceeds go to support local charities.

Ottawa StoryTellers: (UN)TOLD: STORMY WEATHER

Starts: April 22, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: April 22, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: The Tea Party, 119 York St, Ottawa

Description: "Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky" ... So goes the song<br> Maybe you've seen the eye of the storm...<br> Or been the storm itself...<br> How did you deal when the clouds and rain poured in?<br> We are seeking your personal stories on the theme of "Stormy Weather"<br> <br>To sign up to tell your story, send your pitch to Stories should be 7 minutes or shorter, and told without notes, costumes or props. <a href="">more</a&gt;

April 24, 2018

STORIES & TEA: Travels, Trials, and Trust

Starts: April 24, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: April 24, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: The Tea Party, 119 York St, Ottawa

Description: Kim Kilpatrick and Janet LeRoy explore the unexpected twists and turns that push us to our limits.

Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture

Starts: April 24, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: April 24, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout

Description: <b>"Flowers and Vegetables "</b> with Judith Cox. Add beauty to your vegetable garden and reapthe rewards. FCEF members $12, non-members $15<br><br>613-230-3276 <br><a href="; target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span color="purple"><span color="blue"></span></span></a>

April 25, 2018

DVA Clinic Grand Opening Open House

Starts: April 25, 2018, 1:00 pm

Ends: April 25, 2018, 7:00 pm

Location: DVA Clinic 381 Kent St, suite 4004

Description: Website: <a href=""></a><br><br>Our team would love to meet you!<br>Please join us for refreshments and Prize Draws including:<br>Health "Battle Bags", Tim's Cards, and our Grand prize draw for a brand new TV from Best Buy!<br>We offer wrap-around physical & mental health care for Veterans. We offer multiple services all in one location eliminating the need to drive to countless appointments in various locations.<br>DVA is a new kind of service provider dedicated to the well-being of our Canadian Veterans. DVA has been created by Veterans, for Veterans.

April 26, 2018

OSFAS) Spring 2018 program

Starts: April 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

Ends: April 26, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Auditorium of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch

Description: The Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences (OSFAS) is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 program. <br>Paul Beckwith, a leading climate system scientist and professor in climatology with the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa, will speak on:<br> <br>Abrupt Climate Change Driving Weather Mayhem: Where we were, where we are, and where we are going. <br><br><br>For more information about OSFAS please visit the website <a href=""></a&gt;

April 27, 2018

GOOD2GO + The Mere Humans

Starts: April 27, 2018, 9:30 pm

Ends: April 27, 2018, 11:00 pm

Location: Irene's Pub 885 Bank the Glebe

Description: <br>Website: <a href="; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer"></a><br><span style="color: rgb(75, 79, 86); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">GOOD2GO - With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Clash and The Ramones , GOOD2GO kicks out the jams at full throttle and always has a blast doing so! Fronted by the dynamic Miss Maureen on vocals, the band whips up a rock 'n' roll juggernaut that is both mischievous and captivating. GOOD2GO is rounded out by Ottawa music scene veterans Glen Russell (guitar), Reg Allen (bass) and Gilles Mantha (drums)</span>