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Community calendar We welcome your submisions of upcoming community, non-profit events. Please email events to by 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

• NOV. 19 AND 20 Come out to the Eastview Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Cyr Ave. Entertainment includes Fran and the Rebels playing from 7 to 11 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov.20 from 7 to 11 p.m., and Simon Clarke on Sunday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free Admission – all are welcome. For more information, contact the Branch at 613-741-9539.

our local vendors. St. Ignatius Parish at 518 Donald St. will host a bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts/Gift Tables/ Books/Raffles/Baked Goods. Lunch Room. Plenty of free parking. Food Bazaar - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 579 Parkdale Ave. (corner of Sherwood Drive). Deli, frozen foods, candy, baking, gift baskets, German food table and coffee shop

• NOV. 20 AND 21

• NOV. 20 Welcome Winter with Dylan Thomas and music. Rob Clipperton reads A Child’s Christmas in Wales, in harmony with voices of The Canterbury Alumnae Trebles and Canterbury High School’s Vocum, The Savoy Society and Maria Woyiwada. 4:30 p.m., Glebe-St. James United Church, Lyon at First Avenue. Tickets from the Church, Compact Music Stores, Kaleidoscope Kids Books on Bank at Lansdowne Park or at the door ($15 adults; great for children 10 and over, who enter free.) Net proceeds benefit The Ottawa Food Bank. Further information: 613 235 4144. Christmas Craft Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trend Arlington Community Center, 50 Bellman Dr. Free admission and parking. Refreshments and hot dogs available. Nature games, handmade jewlry, pure natural skin care products, wood crafts, baked goods, sewing, pottery, lace cupcakes and more. Please come and support

The 2010 Ottawa Independent Writers fair and will take place at a new location, Dominican University College, at 96 Empress Ave. near Somerset and Bronson in Ottawa on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 45 local authors will display and sell their books. New this year will be a workshop for writers on the Saturday; tables for local artisans and public tours of Dominican University College, which is quite historic. For more information about the fair, please contact OIW President George Laidlaw: (613) 831-2505 or Information can also be seen at:

• NOV. 27 Irish Social Dance, St Margaret Mary Church, 7 Fairbairn ave, 8-11 p.m. For singles and couples of all ages, no dance experience required, all dances are easy to learn, free Irish dance lessons, free munchies/desserts and tea, live Celtic music by the Ottawa Ceili Band, entertain-


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ment by local Irish/Scottish dance schools. We welcome all ethnic groups to experience a bit of Irish Culture. Donation. 613-523-9702, The Ching Hua Chinese Language School is a non-profit organization, hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to noon. Our Saturday morning Chinese language school is part of the Ministry of Education’s International Languages Program, and is heartily supported by a volunteer organization (Parent Association Council). Classes range from kindergarten to Grade 8. We are co-located and affiliated with the St. Anthony School in Ottawa at 391 Booth St., and our Saturday morning program is open to students of all backgrounds. For our history, mission, and particulars please visit us at:

• NOV. 28 Ottawa Brahms Choir Christmas Concert will be held at 4 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle, 2345 Alta Vista Dr. The Ottawa Brahms Choir, in its 30th Anniversary Season, presents Christmas Favourites under the direction of Kurt AlaKantti, with the Polished Brass Quintet and accompanying pianist Ioulia Blinova. Tickets are $18 in advance at Leading Note on Elgin, and European Delicatessen on Merivale Road; $20 at the door. For more information, contact Leo Heistek 613 749-2391; Carleton University Library of Friends and the Institute of African Studies present a panel

discussion entitled The early days of Tanzania’s independence from 2 to 4 p.m. at Room 2017, Dunton Tower. The five panellists include the director of the African Studies Institute, and Tom Torrance author of Dar es Salaam 1963, a memoir of 36 vignettes for his first three months on a temporary job as a junior economist for the Government of Tanganyika.

• DEC. 4 Christmas: more than toys and tinsel. Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Dr. invite you to an interactive “Messy Church” event with crafts, music, story, worship and celebration for the whole family. Followed by supper. 4:30-6:30 p.m. For info, call: 613 733-7735.

• DEC. 5 Christmas bazaar: Annunciation of the Lord Church, 2414 Ogilvie Rd., Ottawa. 613-7457774 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, white elephant, bake sale and tea room. A Christmas Fair with Eastern European Flair: Christmas Bazaar at Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, 15 LeBreton St. North (off Somerset between Booth and Bronson), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Russian Tea Room with sweet and savoury goodies. Sale tables include home baking, preserves, crafts, attic treasures. Other attractions include roast chestnuts, face painting for kids of all ages, raffles, and an icon painting demonstration. Join one of the short explanatory tours which will be offered throughout the day. Part of the Bazaar proceeds will go to support the Dalhousie Food Cupboard .

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