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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  • Name of event
  • Date
  • Start and end times
  • Location
  • Website
  • Description of event (maximum 100 words)

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December 15, 2018

The Stairwell Carollers

Starts: December 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ends: December 15, 2018, 9:30 pm

Location: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave at Bank St.

Description: Come hear a capella singing at its finest: The Stairwell Carollers, “An a capella Christmas,” at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave at Bank St, Saturday December 15th, 7:30pm.<br><br>Tickets, are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance at Compact Music, 206 & 785 1/2 Bank Street, <br>or online at <a href=""></a&gt;. 

December 16, 2018

Christmas Tea

Starts: December 16, 2018, 10:30 am

Ends: December 16, 2018, 2:30 pm

Location: Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St, Ottawa

Description: Reservations for the Billings Estate National Historic Site’s special Christmas Tea service open Monday, November 5 at 10:00 AM. Reservations can be made by phone at 613-580-2088 ext.35258. Their Christmas Tea Service is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit as you enjoy the festive decorations, a Christmas-themed menu, and carolers. Tea will be served on Sunday, December 9 and Sunday, December 16 with seatings available at 10:30 AM , 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. This is always a popular event and is sure to fill up fast!<br><br><a href="">Find out more »</a>

A World of Carols, Presented by the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa

Starts: December 16, 2018, 3:00 pm

Ends: December 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

Location: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue

Description: Website:

Timeless and historical Christmas Carols, plus the world premier of Angels in the Snow, by Canadian Composer Laura Hawley, all beautifully performed by the Cantiamo Girls Choir, Apprentice and Training Choirs; Artistic Director, Jackie Hawley; Guest cellist: Thaddeus Morden

Tickets at the door and via Eventbrite
Adults $20
Students/Seniors $15
Children under 12 free

December 18, 2018

Carleton Hosts Screening of Ottawa-Set Second World War Film: Captains of the Clouds

Starts: December 18, 2018, 6:00 pm

Ends: December 18, 2018, 9:00 pm

Location: Room 2200, Richcraft Hall Theatre, Carleton

Description: Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Film Studies will host a screening of the Ottawa-based, Second World War film Captains of the Clouds. <br><br>The little-known Warner Brothers motion picture was produced in co-operation with the National Film Board of Canada and the Royal Canadian Air Force as part of the Canadian government’s effort to increase support for involvement in the war.<br><br>The film screening begins at 6:30 p.m.  <br><br>Room 2200, Richcraft Hall Theatre, Carleton <br>Registration for this event is available <a href="">online</a&gt;. A campus map can be found here.<br><br>Media are invited to attend the event<br><br>The film,


Starts: December 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Ends: December 18, 2018, 8:00 pm

Location: Bronson Centre Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Description: Website: <a href=""></a><br><br>In high demand for their energy and musicianship, these OrKidstra students will inspire and delight you at their holiday concert! Join us for our annual Holiday Concert (Centretown Hub) on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 PM at the Bronson Centre Theatre (211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa). This concert will get you into the holiday spirit with a wonderful array of classical, jazz, world music and sing-along holiday favourites! FREE – donations in support of OrKidstra's mission to empower kids and build community through music are welcome (tickets not required). Visit the OrKidstra website for more information or call 613.859.3559.

December 20, 2018

15th Annual Digi60 Kicks Off Dec 20 w/ 40+ Ottawa Made Films

Starts: December 20, 2018, 12:00 am

Ends: December 24, 2018, 12:00 am

Location: SAW Video Media Hub Space 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON

Description: Digi60's 2018 Festival Presents 28 Scripted and 12 Documentary Short Films, Each Created in Ottawa in Only 60 Days.<br><br>Contact: Veronica Roy -<br><br>Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival is in its 15th year and will be presenting 28 scripted short films and 12 documentary short films, on December 21-22, 2018 at the Alma Duncan Salon, located in the new Ottawa Art Gallery. Digi60 offers new and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to see their productions screened in front of the public and receive prizes in multiple categories, as juried by accomplished industry professionals with ties to the Ottawa Film Industry. <br><br><br>The 2018 Digi60