(Winter walk along Poole Creek. Photo: Barry Gray)
In light of the arrival of COVID-19 in the Ottawa area, some of the events planned for this weekend have been cancelled, but there are still a few to choose from. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself and make sure to wash your hands!
Friday, March 13, 2020
From 7:00 – 9:00 pm you can join a group that comes together to offer each other support as they make special greeting cards for their loved ones. The fee is $5.00 for the evening includes materials and stamps and you will craft two cards. Drop in to the Stittsville United Church for this creative workshop.
It’s Acoustic Night at Brew Revolution. From 7:00 – 10:00 pm listen to the tunes of GAMUT. Ken, Joe and Mike on the Cojone box drum.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
NOTE: Councillor Gower’s ‘Councillors Chat’ is CANCELLED for this Saturday. His next ‘Chat’ is being held on March 28th.
Funk that Junk is holding an Electronics Recycling day from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Johnny Leroux Community Centre, 10 Warner-Colpitts Lane. This year, the proceeds from the collections will support Their Opportunity to alleviate alleviate the financial costs of sports enrollment fees for low-income families.
Join Carol Deschamps-Peters at the Stittsville United Church as she teaches the craft of greeting cards from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. You will make 10 + 1 greeting cards. She has prepared 10 greeting cards and if you finish early, you can make the ‘bonus’ card! Products used are from the Stampin’ Up! spring catalog. No previous experience required! Cost is $30.00 and a light lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to spin some of your tunes on vinyl. Check out Vinyl Exchange Round 3 at Brew Revolution. Trade ’em or buy ’em from 1:00 – 7:00 pm.
NOTE: The Open Table Community Meal at St. Thomas Anglican Church has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 virus. The community meals will be cancelled until further notice. Stay safe everyone.
The Chile Relleno Cooking Class is taking place from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Little Red Spade. The Class is hosted by San José Mexican Foods. The Mexican dish originated in Puebla and is an authentic recipe handed down for generations in Brenda Cortes’ family. The cost is $60.00 and includes all ingredients for you to cook this amazing dish. And, of course, fun is included too! Get your tickets at: https://thelittleredspade.com/store/?model_number=69BC01.
Mentioning The Little Red Spade, Lorette is looking for some Canadian artisans to exhibit their crafts at her ‘Canadian Made Outdoor Market’ coming soon. The deadline for vendors to apply is March 18. Visit https://thelittleredspade.com/about/ to find out more!
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Youth and adult members of the community are invited to participate in rehearsals for the Second Chances – Family Musical based on the Story of Jonah. The rehearsals are taking place at the Stittsville United Church from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on both Sunday and Monday, March 16. The music rehearsals happen from 1:00 – 2:30 pm and the dramatic rehearsal is from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.
Bring your own instruments to George Turcotte’s ‘Open Mic’ from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Brew Revolution. Meet new friends and have some fun playing the tunes.
There are lots of local activities taking place at the Stittsville Library (https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/branch/stittsville), Goulbourn Museum (https://goulbournmuseum.ca/event/march-break-craft-camp-7/) and The Little Red Spade (https://thelittleredspade.com) for kids. Some are free and some have a small fee attached to the event. Take in Stittsville’s local offerings and enjoy your time off!
And don’t forget to drop into these two art installations —
Throughout the month of March, the Art Space Wall at Stittsville Public Library will be showing the art work of Stittsville Art Mad Artists. The display will feature new work, for sale, in acrylic, watercolour and watercolour pencil. The group meets to paint at the Library every Friday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. Visitors to the exhibition are welcome to drop in to meet the artists.
From March 14, you can visit the Ottawa West Arts Association (www.owaa.ca) public art exhibit New Beginnings. Visit the owaa gallery to view the latest exhibition. While there fill out a People’s Choice Ballot for your favourite pieces at the Cardel-Rec Complex-Goulbourn at 1500 Shea Road. Open 7 days a week, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.
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