(Winter snow in Stittsville. Photo: Barry Gray)
With the wallop of weather we received this week, take the time to get out over the weekend to enjoy some of Stittsville’s local events. There are some important meetings coming up this week and the details are listed below. Don’t forget to celebrate Leap Year Day on Saturday!
Starting this weekend and throughout the month of March, the Art Space Wall at the Stittsville Public Library will be showing the art work of Stittsville Art Mad Artists during library hours. The display will feature new works for sale, in acrylic, watercolour and watercolour pencil. The group meets to paint at the Library every Friday afternoon between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Friday visitors to the Library are always welcome to drop in to meet the artists.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Looking for a spot to ski the trails Friday night? Join Wesley Clover Parks on Corkstown Road for a fun, friendly, free evening social ski on the trails. Free for members, non-members need a day pass ($). Bring dinner or a nut-free snack. Enjoy the warmth of our cabin with friends old and new. We will have coffee and hot chocolate, loaner headlamps, and a few treats and surprises along the way. The rental shop ($) will be open if you bring friends or family without equipment. More details at: http://www.kanatanordic.ca/event/family-night-ski/.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Carp Winter Carnival has lots of events planned – snow sculptures, outdoor rink skating, cross country ski and snowshoeing on the river trail behind the Diefenbunker and the HCA Mess Hall, a chili competition, hot chocolate and beavertails and a horse-drawn sleigh for rides around the fairgrounds. Here is a link to more info and the full schedule: https://hca-carp.ca/carp-winter-carnival-2020.
The Stittsville Brainery is offering an interactive class on Bullet Journalling from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Hazeldean Gardens. Are you feeling disorganized or overwhelmed by your to-do list? Do you find yourself missing important dates or appointments? If so, this workshop is for you! Bullet Journaling, also known as Bujo, is a personal organizational system, popularized on Pinterest and Instagram with its eye-catching and often artistic designs. Developed by designer Ryder Carroll, it aims to organize your to-do lists, schedules and reminders into a single resource, a simple notebook. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions.
It is a Leap Year and what better way to celebrate than a Leap Year Dance from 5:00 – 10:00 pm at the Stittsville United Church. Join in the fun dancing the night away while listening to Divided Highway perform live! Everyone is welcome!
If you are wanting some more live music, head over to Brew Revolution to hear Keystrings play some covers and their own original tunes. They will be there from 8:00 – 11:00 pm. Great way to spend a Saturday night!
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Feel like some Sunday afternoon live music? Head over to the Stittsville Legion’s Downstairs Lounge to hear some great live music from The High Maintenance Band. They are playing from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. It is FREE and you’ll be guaranteed a good time!
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Mark your calendars for this important Information Session on the development project for 1000 Robert Grant Avenue. The session begins at 7:00 pm at the CardelRec-Goulbourn Complex – Main Hall. The developers (Lepine) for 1000 Robert Grant want to reduce parking and have applied for a zoning by-law amendment to increase the building heights from 9 storeys to 12 or 15! Find out more from the developers, Councillor Gower and, importantly, bring your comments.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Want to learn more about Pollinator Friendly Gardens? An Information Session on Pollinators is being held from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Stittsville Library. Pollinators come in many shapes and sizes, and play an essential role in our food systems and ecosystems. Sadly, they face many threats, among them a lack of habitat and food sources due to land development and inhospitable garden environments. Pollinator-friendly gardeners have an important role to play in supporting these invaluable and often beautiful creatures. In this workshop we will learn about native and non-native pollinators, as well as garden design, plant selection, and garden maintenance practices to attract and support them. Register at: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/pollinator-friendly-gardens.
Councillor Glen Gower is holding his first of two public workshops (March 4 at the Johnny Leroux Arena from 7:00-9:00 pm and March 7 at the Johnny Leroux Arena from 3:00-5:00 pm) on the Revitalization of Stittsville Main Street. The session starts at 7:00 pm and the Councillor is seeking your feedback and ideas on the future of our main arterial roadway through Stittsville. To read his discussion paper, take a survey, and register for either workshop, visit: https://www.glengower.ca/community/stittsville-main/.
Friday, March 6, 2020
Goldie Ghamari, Carleton MPP, is hosting a Carleton Conversations Town Hall on – SAFE SCHOOLS: PREVENTING BULLYING & HARASSMENT – from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Richmond Memorial Arena, 6095 Perth Street (corner of Huntley Road). Goldie wants to hear your thoughts, ideas, suggestions and feedback on this important issue. RSVP to Goldie on her website so seats are available for all – https://goldiempp.ca/…/carleton-conversations-safe-schools…/.
Until March 13, you can visit the Ottawa West Arts Association (www.owaa.ca) public art exhibit Travel. Visit the owaa gallery to view the latest exhibition that highlights beautiful destinations, near and far, real and imaginary. 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.