(Photo: Barry Gray)
Christmas is around the corner and Santa will soon be visiting all the kids and filling their wish lists so why not check out Stittsville’s local businesses for that perfect gift. Shopping done – there are some events happening you won’t want to miss.
Saturday, December 14th
From 10:30 – 11:30 am at Re-Read Used Books – come meet and greet with Rachel Kowert and pick up a copy of her new book “Pragmatic Princess”! Remember to stick around as Rachel also does a reading of her new book!
Running on Empty is being hosted by the Caring and Sharing Exchange‘s Christmas Exchange program! Return your empties (bottles, cans, wine bottles, etc.) to any Beer Store in Ottawa & surrounding area between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The money you help us raise goes directly to our food assistance program, helping feed families in need over the holidays.
On December 14 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm or December 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, attend a presentation, reading and some Q&As at the Special Screening of the new Anthology #2 – “Legends of Folklore and Other Tales” written by Joseph Carbonetto and Allan McCarville being released in January 2020. The launch takes place at Re-Read Used Books.
St. Thomas Anglican Church on Stittsville Main Street is holding an Open Table Community Meal. The doors open at 4:00 pm and the meal is served at 4:30 pm. The meal is free but donations are appreciated.
Covered Bridge Brewing Inc. on Iber Road is holding a night of fun Classic Rock Trivia from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. See if your team has the smarts to beat out all the others. You can grab some dinner while you are there as well. To register your team or find out more — https://www.coveredbridgebrewing.com/event-info/classic-rock-trivia-night.
Tis the season to rock out in your ugliest Christmas sweater at Brew Revolution. From 8:00 – 9:00 pm hear the music of Spencer Scharf.
Sunday, December 15th
The last Market at the Barn is taking place from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Get that last minute shopping in and support local vendors at the same time. The vendors participating at this last market are: Taste Blooms – delicious baked goods; Kristys Naturals – low sugar preserves; Munster Farm – local, grass-fed beef; Joys of Amaranth – Amaranth based snacks; and Lotus Bracelets (https://www.instagram.com/lotusbracelets.lb) – Natural gem stones and Volcanic Eruption essential oil diffuser bead jewelry. Reminder to bring cash as not all vendors have debit/credit machines.
Wildpine Residence is the place to be on Sunday afternoon! From Noon – 6:00 pm their Battle of Bands and Holiday Rock with U-Rock Music School (U-Rock musicians are on stage at 3:00 pm) is being held. Musical acts will be judged by the Wildpine residents and the most votes from the Battle of the Bands will get a six-month contract to play at Wildpine. Enjoy hot chocolate, candy canes and festive fun for all ages at 10 Wildpine Court and it is all free.
That pretty much wraps up the weekend, but a FREE fun event takes place next weekend on December 22nd. An afternoon of free public skating is being hosted by Councillor Gower at the CardelRec Complex – Goulbourn from 2:15 to 4:15 pm. Donations will also be collected at this skate for the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund. If you have new or rarely used winter outerwear, the Fund will appreciate receiving your donation. Can’t make the skate, but still want to donate check out the Snowsuit Fund’s website at https://snowsuitfund.com/get-involved/snowsuit-donations/ for items they can use and other drop-off points.