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- Identity Theft Workshop
What is identity theft, how can you be aware of the damage, and how can you protect yourself? We will discuss, with real life examples, signs of victimization and what you should do when you see them or when you are a victim.
- Introduction to Spinning or Weaving with OVWSG
The Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will give demonstrations of spinning or weaving. Learn theory of fiber and fabric creation. See how ancient fiber arts are preserved and made modern. Ancient techniques for modern uses, see how to spin, weave and dye fiber. Presentation of the theory of spinning and colour-blending of fiber, weaving and felting.
- How were the Egyptian Pyramids Built?
How were the Ancient Egyptians able to build the pyramids using 2.5 ton stone blocks with no machine power? What if the answer lay in your neighbourhood? Join us for a special presentation with Dominic Raina, a local amateur Egyptologist who will demonstrate his solution to this age old question. This is a family friendly program and all ages are welcome, although explanations are targeted to an older audience.
- How to Sponsor your Spouse, Partner or Children
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, common law partner or dependent children. Determine your eligibility, learn the steps for application, and get information on the process with this workshop. Offered in partnership with the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre. Registration recommended.
- 4th Annual HERA Mission Fundraiser is coming up on October 15
Our 4th Annual HERA Mission Fundraiser is coming up on October 15th, 2014 at TD Place at Landsdowne Park, Ottawa’s breathtaking and newest sports and entertainment venue.
- Don’t Let Mike Maguire Kill Phase 2 Light Rail in Ottawa
At first glance it looks like Mike Maguire is proposing to drive a train through a number of sensitive environmental areas. We need to look at this more closely in order to better understand the implications.
- Iceland in Winter
Carole Gobeil visited Iceland in late November, during off season; what a great time to experience the Aurora Borealis and this island's many thermal baths. She also visited the northern coast where an episode of Game of Thrones was filmed.
- Printmaking workshop with Violeta Borisonik
Participants are introduced to several printmaking techniques including relief and monocopy. Participants are asked to bring in four meaningful photographs from their lives. They will work from these photos to create sketches that will, in turn, be transformed into prints. All materials are safe to work with and will be provided by the artist. Offered in partnership with MASC.
- Concert - Alex Toucourt
The Alliance Française of Ottawa cordially invites you to their next concert by Alex Toucourt from France to be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6pm, at 352 MacLaren Street, Ottawa.
- FILM SCREENING - "Quai d'Orsay" by Bertrand Tavernier
Join us for the FREE FILM SCREENING "Quai d'Orsay" by B. Tavernier on October, 10 2014 @ 6pm in Alliance Française of Ottawa Gallery. Venez assister à la projection gratuite du film "Quai d'Orsay" de B. Tavernier. Le vendredi 10 octobre 2014
- Pre-Samhain Halloween Fortune-telling with Bones, Beads, Gemstones and Tarot Cards at Highjinx Antiques on Sat, Oct 4th 2014, 1;30pm to 6:00pm
This Sat, Oct 4th from 1;30 to 6;00pm. get your fortune told with gemstones, bones and tarot cards by Dot Iskra Rekrut of Magickal Fortune Forest at High Jinx Store, 621 Somerset St. West $20 for a 20 minute reading.
- Fall Brunches and Chairlift Rides during the Fall colours Oct 4-19
Enjoy the fall Rhapsody celebration at Camp Fortune, in the Gatineau Park. We have delicious brunches Sundays and holidays as well as scenic chairlift rides.
- Support Your Community By Volunteering at a Christmas Kettle
Volunteer Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Bell Ringers Needed in Ottawa Call: 613-241-1573 x. 307 or by email email@example.com
- Fall TUrkey Supper, Saturday, October 25, 2014
Come to Aylmer United Church for a full turkey dinner, Sat., Oct. 26, 2013, for the 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. sitting. Order tickets in advance at 819-684-7993 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Take out also available. Tickets adults $12.50, under 12, $5.
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