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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-2265, E-mail: The deadline for community submissions is Friday at noon.

Jan. 11

Euchre, sponsored by the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club, at The Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Cash prizes, light lunch, bar. For details call 613-836-2657.

Leacock Dr., Kanata at 10 a.m. for coffee and a guest speaker. On Jan. 14, Dr. Tim Pychyl will speak on Procrastination. The Probus Club is for retired and semi-retired men and women who appreciate and value opportunities to meet others with similar levels of interest. For details, call Pat Thompson at 613-591-1390.


Jan. 13

Public consultation with bylaw staff to discuss parking issues Community Bible Church, on front lawns and the dif1600 Main St., Stittsville, ficulty of keeping local roads invites senior citizens to the clear for emergency vehicles Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In for coffee, home baked sweets in winter. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Richcraft Recreation Comand presentations by Mark plex-Kanata, 4101 Innovation Sullivan of Home Instead and Dr. All interested residents are Ken Miller of Golden Age welcome. Concierge. Services aimed at enabling seniors to stay in their own home longer will be the topicCity of the day.2009 We Jan. 18 Volkswagen Volkswagen look forward to welcomTrinity Presbyterian Church 2.0 at ing all seniors, regardless Jetta of Sedan presentsTreadline an evening of music 2.5105sp at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, religious affiliation, from to 11:30 a.m. For details, visit 20 Young Rd., starting at 7 or call 613p.m. The concert, featuring 836-2606. Michael Curtis Hanna, Jazz & Blues Vocalist and Kyle 45,625 km Zavitz, professional pianist, m 2.5L, Manual, Blue Graphite matic, CandyJan. White, is the first inPearl, a series of com14Black Anthracite Maxima Cloth. loth. munity concerts. Although The Probus Club of Western the concert is free, any good Ottawa meets on the second Stock will donations will go to Tuesday of each month at A0425 33



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Come to the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata, 4101 Innovation Dr., for the first Town Hall Meeting of 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Minto Room. Items include: snow clearing, Klondike Road construction, input on Earl of March addition, information for new development on March Road, update on 1131 Teron Rd., discussion on location for new public school and 2014 construction activities. Contact Coun. Marianne Wilkinson at 613-580-2474 or marianne. to add items.

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day at the Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Dr. at 6 p.m. with a traditional supper prepared by the United Church Women’s Group, followed by entertainment by the Alana

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The Briarbrook Morgan’s Grant Community Association hosts Winter Family Fun Day at Juanita Snelgrove Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event features skating, donuton-a-rope and a host of other games and activities.

The Sons of Scotland present Burns Night at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, 101 Lyon St. starting at 6 p.m. Includes a traditional Burns Supper with haggis, entertainment and dancing. Tickets are $65. For details and reservations call 613-521-5625. Semi-formal or highland attire.


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purchase musical equipment for Trinity’s new church, presently under construction on Richardson Side Road. For details, visit or call 613-836-1429.

Jan. 26

The Walk for Memories is Ottawa’s premier indoor fundraising walk, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Carleton University Fieldhouse. The goal this year is $275,000 and funds raised stay in the community to help people living with dementia. Form a team or come as an individual and join in the fun. To register visit For details visit or contact, 613-5234004 ext. 132.

Until Feb. 2

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery, a non-profit art organization, presents its new show entitled “Points Of View.” The gallery exhibits and promotes the sale of original works of art by its members. For details and hours, visit


Used books are needed. The Kanata United Church 24hour book drop will be open from Jan. 13 to Feb. 10 at 33 Leacock Dr. to receive book donations for its Feb. 20 to 22 Book Fair. No magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks please. For details, call 613592-5834.

weekday mornings to support the growing needs of the organization. For more information, please email volunteer@ The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit program to buy fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. For details and to order call the distribution site Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church, 46 Castlefrank Rd. 613-831-7458 or 613-860-6767 and visit Retired from Bell? We’re the Bell Pensioners’ Group, representing retirees from Bell and its affiliate companies. Our mandate is to protect your defined benefit pension and benefits. Visit us online at and if you’re not already a member, click on the membership tab or contact us at ottawa@


The Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Kanata, 101 Kanata Ave. Visit nepeankanatarotary. com for details. Kanata Mixed Bowling League meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Merivale Bowling Lanes, 1916 Merivale Rd. Contact Sean Baizana at 613680-4918 or email ronzert@ for details.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a weight-loss support and wellness organization that meets Monday evenings at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Dr., at 6 p.m. There is a $32 annual fee, plus $1.50 weekly. Contact Christabel, 613-762-8853 or for details.

The Ottawa English Country Dance Club hosts dances Friday evenings until June at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Couples and singles welcome. The cost is $10 per person, per evening, which counts towards annual membership of $60. The first evening is free. We have live music once a month. For details, visit or call Brenda at 613-824-7418.




The Kanata Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, 20 McKitrick Dr. Players of all ages and playing abilities are welcome. Contact Dave Anderson at 613-8366869 for details.

The Kanata Food Cupboard is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks on

entertainment, and/or educational program for seniors and adults with disabilities. The program runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Call 613-591-3686 ext. 316 one week in advance to register.

Kanata Diners Club is hosted by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, providing a nutritional lunch,

Kanata military family playgroup is a place to meet other military families, play and interact with your child and get information about services available. Program runs every Saturday at the Western Ottawa Community resource Centre, 2 MacNeil Crt., from 9 to 11 a.m., but closed during long weekends. For details, contact 613-9984888.

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Morris and Friends Fiddle Group and Sherry’s School of Highland Dance. Instruction for Scottish country dancing will be led by Charlie Inglis of the Scottish Country Dancing Society and friends. Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for children under 12. A cash bar will be available. Contact Sherry Sharpe at 613-5922777 or se.sharpe@rogers. com for tickets.

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