We welcome your submissions of upcoming community, non-profit events. Please email events to OTWevents@ metroland.com by 4:30 p.m. Friday
MAY 5 This event will be captioned. Ear Rage - featuring Gael Hannan writer, actor and public speaker who grew up with a progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound. Her signature solo shows Ear Rage! is a hilarious and moving performance that takes an audience into the heart of one of the fastest growing health issues in the world today. May is Hearing Awareness Month. This Admission Free event will be of interest to hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing adults; Youth in high school and university; Hearing healthcare providers and students – Audiologists, Hearing Instrument Specialists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Disorders Assistants; Service providers in all fields who may have clients with hearing loss: Teachers, Health Workers, Government Offices, Banking, and Retail; anyone who wishes to understand the impact of hearing loss and to learn strategies for improved communication.
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 7:00 pm; St. Patrick’s High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa. This event is sponsored by the National Capital Region Branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association. For more information call: Michel David, 613526-1584 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 6 Blues in the Pews Open MIC & coffee house Friday May 6 from 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church 206 Montreal Rd More info 613 746-8815. Come & enjoy an evening of music, entertainment & fun. People wanting to perform please show up at 7:30 p.m.
MAY 5 TO 8 Ottawa Independent Writers Basic Training Memoir Writing Weekend. Take part in memoir writing workshops led by Ottawa author Emily-Jane Hills Orford who will explain how to write a compelling family story or dedicate your time to writing in the privacy of your room or on the grounds at the Marguerite Centre in Pembroke. Cost includes meals and accommodations. Basic training in memoir writing: $383.25 for OIW members; $438.25 for nonmembers. Retreat: $283.25 for OIW members; $338.25 for non-mem-
bers. For information, contact Carl Dow at 613-233-6225 or carl.dow@ sympatico.ca.
MAY 7 Rideau River & Overbrook Cleanup Day Saturday, May 7 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meet at Riverside Memorial Park, corner of Queen Mary & North River Road at 10 am. Dress appropriately, coffee and clean-up materials supplied free. We hope that all Overbrook residents will participate and help keep our neighbourhood beautiful!New Edinburgh park cleanup and plant sale The Friends of the Park Committee welcomes all to the Spring Cleanup. Please being your own bag and gloves. Participate at your own risk! The deposit place for garbage bags is on Stanley Ave. in front of the fieldhouse. Very informal approach this year. Just clean the park! River Cleanup: Saturday May 7 from 10 am - 1 pm. Meet at Stanley Park Fieldhouse to pick up garbage bags, equipment and instructions. Refreshments and T-shirts to volunteers. For more information, contact Gemma Kerr at newedgem@magma. ca. Sponsored by NECA, the Urban Rideau Conservationists and the City of Ottawa.
Plant Sale: Stock up on your spring annuals at the Crichton Community Council’s annual plant sale - from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Stanley Park Fieldhouse. Coro Vivo Ottawa under the direction of Antonio Llaca presents a benefit concert for CHEO; Hooray for Hollywood: Greatest hits from Broadway and Hollywood. Saturday May 7, at 8:00 p.m. École Gisèle-Lalonde 500 Millennium Blvd.Orleans. Adults $ 20, free for children 14 and under. Tickets available at Leading Note, CD Warehouse, Compact Music or at the door. Call 613-841-3902 www. corovivoottawa.ca
MAY 8 Jubilee Garden Annual Spring Cleanup Rockcliffe Park roadways, school grounds, village green, Sunday May 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. At the Community Hall Choose a street or area to clean Get garbage bags and gloves
MAY 14 Assumption Parish Yard Sale Assumption Parish Knights of Columbus will be holding a yard sale on Saturday May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. Assumption Church is located at 320 Olmstead St. Vanier Community Garden is building 11 more plots. If you can give a helping hand on Saturday May 14 please contact jardinvaniergarden@gmail. com. Overbrook Garage Sale May 14 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Come to Riverside Memorial Park, shop, and enjoy a BBQ lunch Rent a space at the Park to sell your stuff Please register beforehand. Cost is $15 for a 10’x10’ space; you will need to bring your own table. You can also bring donation items to the Park by 9 am Place donation items on your driveway by 8 am with a donation sheet attached Volunteers will pick up items to be sold at the Park between 8 and 9 am on the day of the sale. All unsold items will be donated to charity. To register or find out more information, email Joanne Lockyer at email@example.com.
Vanier Community Association meeting 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 300 Peres Blancs Ave, Richelieu VanierCommunity Center. All welcome,
May 5, 2011 - OTTAWA THIS WEEK - EAST