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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: May 26: Come to Manotick Public School’s 2nd Annual Spring Fair on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy things like a Gladiator joust, bouncy castle, petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, silent auctions, presentations and much, much more! May 26: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kars will host a plant, rummage and bake sale in the church hall, 6810 Rideau Valley S. from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. May 26: Indoor garage sale. Rain or shine at the Greely Legion Branch 627, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, Gloucester.  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Vendors wanted - must preregister. Contact Arlene at 613-822-1709 or Linda at 613-821-4149. May 26: From 9 a.m. to noon, come to Watson’s Mill for the annual Spring Plant Sale, hosted by the Manotick Horticultural Society. For those who have generously

supported this initiative in the past, you are well aware of the quantity, quality and variety of perennial plants available for sale.  These garden beauties are fool-proof, healthy, and affordable. Plan to arrive early and bring a box!  While you’re there, pick up a loaf of freshly baked bread, featuring Watson’s Mill’s stone-milled whole-wheat flour.  Come by early though—they go fast! May 26: Greely Gardeners Group Annual Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, May 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Andrew Shields Park, 1455 Old Prescott Road, Greely. Open to the general public. The plants for sale have been growing in our members’ gardens for at least a year and are divisions or entire plants raised by our gardeners. Here is your opportunity to purchase the best values in garden perennials in the area.  Prices start at $0.50 and with a few exceptions no plant is priced at more than $5. Expect hostas, primulas, sedums, ornamental grasses, ground covers, plants for

shade and plants for sun and some vegetable seedlings. Come early, most plants are sold before 10:30 a.m. Contact either Gary or Heather at 613-821-7445, or by email at May 26: Carleton Golf & Yacht Annual Community Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. off of Rideau Valley Drive North, 7 kilometres south of Manotick. Join us for our Annual Community Garage Sale. Lots of great stuff including clothing, toys, books, furniture and more! May 26: Kids Craft Day at the Osgoode Township Museum. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 kids aged six to 12 can create beautiful painted flower pots and plant your very own flower in your finished masterpiece!  Parents are welcome to stay, and children under six years may also participate if accompanied by an adult. The cost for this activity is $5 per child. To register call 613-821-4062. May 27: Raise the Roof

Concert for Watson’s Mill at the Manotick United Church, featuring Les Emmerson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20/person, or $50/family package (two adults and their children under 14 years). Les will take the audience on a trip down memory lane—hirevised version of the history of Rock’n’Roll through song and story. Les will incorporate long time friends Ted Gerow (keyboardist, 5 Man Electrical Band) and Mike Crepin (The Groove Junkies) to enhance the story. Please note: this is alcohol free, family friendly event. Call 613-692-6455 for more details. May 29: Trying to land a job?  The Osgoode Youth Association can help!  Teens aged 15 to 19 can sign up for O-YA’s Job Skills for Teens workshop series, for $5 per person. On Tuesday, May 29 practice your interview skills from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the OYA centre. Our workshop host will help guide you through how to prepare, what to wear, what questions you’re likely to hear and more. To register email or call 613-826-0726. May 30: All business owners, including home based business owners, from the Village of Greely and surrounding areas are invited to attend an organizational meeting for the Greely Business Association, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Greely Community Centre. The Board of Directors will be elected. Please make every effort to support the development of a strong business organization in rural south. June 2: Card Making Day at the Community Christian School, 2681 Glen Street, Metcalfe from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chautauqua! A Storyteller’s Evening

Billings Estate National Historic Site 2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa Friday, May 25th 7 pm


Experience a night out from a time when radios weren’t yet popular but tent shows certainly were! An evening of music, comedy, politics and culture from the start of the 20th century. 613-247-4830 26

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Learn scrapbooking techniques and make five different cards. Free lunch, snacks, and parting gift. Door prizes. All proceeds to Community Christian School. Registration/Information: Jenny 613835-3279, or sj.johnson@ June 6: Greely Gardeners Group monthly meeting, Wednesday, June 6th at the Greely Community Centre, 7 p.m. Come learn all about “Culinary Herbs and Their Uses” with guest speakers George and Gerry from The Herb Garden in Almonte. Membership is $10 or $2 for visitors. For information contact Gary at 613-821-7445 or visit www.greelygardeners. ca.  June 9 – 10: “Of Brush and Clay”, an exhibit and sale of Ann Gruchy’s latest paintings and Marie Paquette’s recent clay objects. This fabulous complicity of Brush and Clay will be held at Marie’s studio, 1584 Sobeau Court in Kars, June 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations for the Canadian Guide Dogs for Blind will be accepted. To contact Ann or Marie, visit their website at: www.anngruchy. com or www.mariepaquette. June 16: Volunteer awards presentation, Seniors’ Strawberry Social and community picnic for Osgoode Ward! The annual Osgoode Ward Volunteer Appreciation Awards and the Seniors’ Strawberry Social will both be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Osgoode Community Centre and park.  In case of rain, the event will be held on the rink pad in the arena.  The day begins with a fun-filled morning of outdoor activities followed by a barbecue at noon.  The strawberry social and awards presentations will take place in the afternoon. Nominations for outstanding residents who have contributed so much to our community can be made between now and May 31.  Please include with your nomination a short biography, if possible, and forward to florence.moffatt@ottawa. ca or telephone 613-580-2490.  The categories for nominations include youth volunteer, community volunteer, H.R. McLaughlin Memorial senior award, Kay Johnston Outstanding Community Service award, Special Business Commendation award. June 16: Charity yard sale at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 7103 Parkway Road, Greely. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Proceeds to All Saints’ Anglican Church in Greely.  Sale items all in A-one condition. Enjoy a bake table as well with delicious home-made

desserts. Come and enjoy a home-baked muffin and coffee for $1. Info: Aileen 613821-2326 or Carole 613-8213573 Ongoing:

The City of Ottawa’s Rural South Ottawa Recreation is offering a variety of camps for children of all ages this summer. On My Own Adventures in Greely & North Gower, Just Incredible Kids Camp in Greely, North Gower, Manotick, Vernon (August 7 – 10) and Osgoode (August 13 – 17) and Lego - Powered Up in Manotick (July 23 – 27). For more information visit, email or call 613-580-2424 ext 30235. The Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon is offering community service hours to any high school student interested in helping with the museum’s exciting summer events including our annual Pioneer Day and Strawberry Social taking place on Saturday, July 21, as well as our children’s summer drama camp which will be preparing a production of Peter Pan. If you are interested in any of these fun volunteer opportunities, please call the museum at 613-821-4062 or send us an email at osgoode-museum@  Greely’s Canada Day celebration needs volunteers to make the event special for everyone.  If you would like to give back to the Community or are a student who needs volunteer hours, please contact Bruce Brayman at Old Time Music and Country Dance, first Friday of each month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door. Yearly memberships available. Free for musicians and singers. Come and have a good time with us. Trinity Bible Church Summer Camps in Osgoode – Upward Soccer Camp & “Sky” VBS, ages 5-11 yrs. Half day and full day programs. Preregistration is necessary. For more info visit or call (613) 826-2444. Guitar Lessons and Teahouse at O-YA. Learn to play the guitar or brush up on your existing guitar skills in a fun group style lesson while enjoying a mug of hot tea and a snack at O-YA. The instructor is Grant McGee. To register download a form from Space is limited.

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