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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October 17, 2019

MSF Canada Info Session - Ottawa

Starts: October 17, 2019, 7:00 pm

Ends: October 17, 2019, 8:00 pm

Location: 75 Bruyère St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C9

Description: Please be advised of the following MSF Info session in ENGLISH on October 17th, 2019 at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, Auditorium.<br><br><br>Eventbrite link:<br>Facebook page link: <a href="; id="ow2899" __is_owner="true"></a&gt;

October 18, 2019

Enriched Bread Artists 27th Annual Open Studio

Starts: October 18, 2019, 6:00 pm

Ends: October 18, 2019, 9:00 pm

Location: 951 Gladstone Avenue (just West of Preston)

Description: Vernissage: Friday, October 18th, 6 to 9 pm <br><br><b>Open Studio continues on October 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th:</b><br><b>Each day from noon to 6 pm.</b><br><br>Enriched Bread Artists welcomes you and your family to our 27th Annual Open Studios event. Meet with the artists in their studios, enjoy the exhibition and participate in our artists' talks. Feed your creative soul and support the artists in your neighbourhood. A free event, open to art lovers everywhere.   <br><br><a href="; id="ow428" __is_owner="true">Website</a>

October 19, 2019

RA Centre Curling Club - Youth Curling Program

Starts: October 19, 2019, 9:00 am

Ends: October 19, 2019, 11:00 am

Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa

Description: <br>The RA Curling Club’s Youth Curling Program begins on Saturday October 19 at 9:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the year until Saturday, April 4, 2020. Each class is 2 hours in duration. The Fall session focuses on instruction for all new curlers. The fee is $145 for RA members and $155 for non- RA members<br><br>For more information contact Melody Rochon (<a href="" id="ow904" __is_owner="true"></a>). To register for any instructional program call Members Services at 613-733-5100 or on line at <a href="; id="ow891" __is_owner="true"></a>.

St. Matthew's Treasures Auction

Starts: October 19, 2019, 11:00 am

Ends: October 19, 2019, 5:00 pm

Location: St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, 217 First Ave., near Bank St.

Description: <br>Adults: $20, Students: $10 (includes catalogue, food, tea room, music and more) <br><br>Contact: Peggy Nankivell <a href="" id="ow446" __is_owner="true"></a>. Church tel: 613-234-4024<br><a href="; id="ow433" __is_owner="true"></a><br><br>St. Matthew's Anglican Church's lively Treasures Auction includes live and silent auctions, fabulous hors d'oeuvres, a tea and coffee room and Arts & Travel wine bar. In character with St. Matthew's music tradition, musical entertainment, includes harp, piano and violin. Stunning art, vacation properties, silver vaults and more. Supports the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund, the Youth Services Bureau and St. Matthew's projects. 

Gelaxian Fantasies

Starts: October 19, 2019, 7:30 pm

Ends: October 19, 2019, 11:30 pm

Location: 750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

Description: Pressed<br>750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6X5<br>An exploration of your inner dreams and fantasies. <br><br>Manifested through the sights and sounds of : <br>GelaX (Toronto Female fronted Fantasy Indie band ) <br><a href="; id="ow715" __is_owner="true"></a><br><br>Carbon Memory ( Toronto alternative rock ) <br><a href="; id="ow728" __is_owner="true"></a><br><br>No Mistakes In Space (Ottawa Indie post-rock ) <br><a href="; id="ow741" __is_owner="true"></a><br><br>Mismatched Socks ( Ottawa 3 piece indie rock) <br><a href="; id="ow760" __is_owner="true"></a><br><br>Doors 7:30 PWYC suggested 5-10$

October 20, 2019

Chillings Estate Halloween Party

Starts: October 20, 2019, 10:00 am

Ends: October 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

Location: Billings Estate National Historic Site 2100 Cabot Street Ottawa

Description: <br>Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person<br><br><br>Join us for a family-friendly Halloween celebration! Come dressed in your costume and help us put the ‘trick’ in ‘trick-or-treat’ as we explore the whimsical, wily, and sometimes troublesome history of Halloween pranks. Complete fun Halloween activities and challenges to enjoy a delicious treat. Additional vintage treats and coffee will be available for cash purchase.<br><br>*Please dress for weather conditions; activities will take place both indoors and outdoors.<br><a href="; id="ow427" __is_owner="true"></a><br>Billings Estate National Historic Site <br>2100 Cabot Street<br>Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1<br>Tel.: 613-580-2088<br>Fax: 613-247-4832<br><a href="" id="ow440" __is_owner="true"></a><br><a href="; id="ow453" __is_owner="true"></a><br><a href=";

October 22, 2019

RA Centre Curling Club - Adult Learn to Curl instructional program

Starts: October 22, 2019, 5:00 pm

Ends: October 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa

Description: On Tuesday, October 22nd the Evening Division of the RA Centre Curling Club begins their 10-week Adult Learn to Curl instructional program at 5 p.m. Students will have 2 hours of instruction each week, with more than an hour on the ice. The fee is $260 plus GST for RA members and $285 plus GST for non- RA members<br><br>For further information, contact Melody Rochon at <a href="" id="ow443" __is_owner="true"></a>. To register for any instructional program call Members Services at 613-733-5100 or on line at <a href="; id="ow430" __is_owner="true"></a>.

International Garden Festival: Jardins des Metis

Starts: October 22, 2019, 7:30 pm

Ends: October 22, 2019, 9:00 pm

Location: Tom Brown Arena, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4L6

Description: Website: <a href="; id="ow3458" __is_owner="true">All events: public | Ottawa Horticultural Society</a><br><br>Alexander Reford , from Jardins de Metis, will talk to us about the International Garden Festival . This is the 20th year that Alexander and his famous Quebec gardens are hosting this Festival. A select number of designers, from around the globe, will create temporary gardens throughout the grounds. With the St. Lawrence River as a backdrop, visitors wander through the displays in awe of the (many interactive) presentations. This will be a "must see" event.<br><br>Note: This presentation is for members of the OHS only. If you wish to attend,

October 23, 2019

Doors Open for Music at Southminster DOMS Fall 2019 - ROMANTIC PIANO MASTERWORKS

Starts: October 23, 2019, 12:00 pm

Ends: October 23, 2019, 1:00 pm

Location: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave, Ottawa

Description: Doors Open for Music at Southminster DOMS Fall 2019 - ROMANTIC PIANO MASTERWORKS
Roland Graham, Artistic Director
Venue: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave
Time: 12 pm (45/60-minute concerts)
Admission: Freewill offering ($10/$20 recommended)
Info: / 613.730.6874

Italian pianist Antonio Di Cristofano plays masterworks by Brahms (Op.118/1-3), Chopin (Op. 61), Rachmaninoff (Op.3/1), and Scriabin (Op. 62).
Antonio Di Cristofano, piano