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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: john.curry@metroland.com The sixth annual slo-pitch tournament hosted by the Munster Cooperative Nursery School is taking place from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at the Munster park in Munster. Free Junkyard Symphony performance on Saturday at 11 a.m. KIDZONE with free activities on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including crafts, bubbles, sand toys, fish pond, balloon animals and more. Raffle table and bake sale. Vendor market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closest ball contest on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with lots of amazing prizes. Slo-pitch ball games, BBQ and DJ throughout the weekend. Tournament semi-finals begin on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Fallowfield United Church at the corner of Fallowfield Road and Steeple Hill Crescent in Fallowfield is holding a yard sale and a bake sale on Saturday, June 7. Everyone is welcome to attend. The second annual Fairwinds community garage sale will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fairwinds community in Stittsville. Rain date is Sunday, June 8. Participating streets as of now Maple Grove, Coriolis, Burnaby, Par-La-Ville, Vendevale, Brigatine, Harmattan, Sonesta, Rosehill, Kohilo, Etesian, Shawondasee, Mistral, Pampero and Tempest. The Stittsville District Lions Club in partnership with Tysen Lefebvre’s

“Mission To A Million” on behalf of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is hosting a free electronics e-waste drop-off at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome to drop off their e-waste including televisions and computer items – it’s all free and quick. The Goulbourn Museum will be participating in Doors Open Ottawa 2014 on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the Museum’s artefact collection area with costumed guides. See the Museum’s exhibits. Enjoy the re-enactors of the 100th Regiment of Foot and the Richmond Spinners and Weavers. It’s all free. IODE Walter Baker Chapter is holding its second annual BBQ and bake sale on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Giant Tiger at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Hamburgers, hot dogs and home baked treats. Cookbooks will be for sale. All of the proceeds will go to the Chapter’s charitable projects and programs. For more information, please check www.iodewalterbaker. weebly.com . Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville is hosting a

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Fun Day Sunday on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Inflatable obstacle course, games and BBQ. Everyone welcome to attend. Registration for the 2014-2015 Scouting year of the 1st Stittsville Scouts will take place on Tuesday, June 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street in Stittsville. Scouting has programs for youth aged 5 to 17 including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. For more information, please contact Bruce Leblanc at 613-294-1955 or visit the website at www.stittsvillescouts.org . The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is holding a consultation session about proposed walk zone and bell time changes at Stittsville area schools (Sacred Heart High School, Holy Spirit Catholic School, St. Stephen Catholic School, Guardian Angels Catholic School, Westwind Public School, St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond and Stittsville Public School) on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville. The new Jackson Trails Community Association is holding its first annual general meeting on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre at the corner of Pretty Street and Orville Street in Stittsville. Election of president, vice-president, treasurer

and secretary. Voting on the constitution. Everyone in the Jackson Trails community welcome to attend. The Richmond Legion is hosting a summer barbeque on Friday, June 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Ottawa Street in Richmond. Subsequent barbeques will be held on Fridays June 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22 and Sept. 5 and 19. Menu will include steak as well as burger and hot dog platters. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. The Stittsville Childcare Centre at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Manchester Street just north of Abbott Street in Stittsville is holding its seventh annual fundraiser BBQ for the Canadian Cancer Society on Friday, June 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. BBQ, fish pond, face painting and children’s play area. Everyone welcome. All funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of two of the parents from the Childcare Centre. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street in Stittsville is holding a yard sale on Saturday, June 14. Everyone is invited to drop by and browse for bargains. Munster United Church on Munster Road in Munster is holding a yard sale on Saturday, June 14

from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as a BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs on the menu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church’s Youth Group will have a bake table at the event as well. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club is holding an open house on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Club’s lawn bowling green beside the Goulbourn Town Hall (former Goulbourn municipal building) on Huntley Road at Stanley’s Corners south of Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend and try out the sport of lawn bowling. The Richmond Family Fun Day hosted by the Richmond Village Association will take place on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Richmond fairgrounds and Richmond Curling Club. Gift and craft show. Battle of the Bands. Car show. The Richmond Volunteer Firefighters will be holding their annual chicken BBQ at the Dining Hall at the fairgrounds as well on this day. The annual Park Party and BBQ hosted by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. The Park Party and BBQ will be in support of GMS Dreamcatchers and its goal of raising $3,000 for Tysen’s Mission To A Million campaign.

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News - Strawberry season will be here soon. And that means that the annual community strawberry supper hosted by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stittsville will be taking place soon as well. It’s all happening on Wednesday, June 25, when St. Andrew’s will be hosting its annual community strawberry supper. As was the case last year, this year there will be three sittings: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be take out available

as well. The supper will include turkey, ham, salads and, of course, strawberries and ice cream, all served right there in the church’s basement hall at the church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street in Stittsville. Cost this year is $15 for adults, $5 for children aged 6-12 and free for children aged 5 and under. For tickets, please call the church at 613-831-1256 or Geppy Walton at 613-836-5019.

News - Suicide happens in today’s society. It causes grief to many. To help people understand about suicide and its impact, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Richmond is holding a grief workshop on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the church on Fowler Street in Richmond. The topic for the grief workshop will be “Suicide.” Grief educator Ian Henderson will be the facilitator for the workshop. To register to attend this workshop, please contact Rev. Michel Dubord of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church at 613-838-6075. There is no registration fee but a donation of $10 is suggested.

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