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May 6 – Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chanoyu (‘tea and hot water’) is a fascinating tea ritual still practiced in Japan and throughout the world today. Join Rebecca Cragg, Omotesenke teacher and practitioner with over 20 years experience as she introduces the tools, history, health benefits and cultural impact of the tea ceremony. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

May 7 & 11 - Strings of Magic, Nepean HS drama production 
Strings of Magic, an original play written and directed by Elizabeth Baxter, Jay Burns, and Audrey Lee, who are three Nepean High School seniors in the drama program. Read more right here.

May 9 – Canada’s NEW Food Guide – What’s on your plate?
Healthy eating is important for healthy aging! The new food guide encourages Canadians to think not just about what they eat, but how they eat. In this session we will look at the new food guide, and how older adults and their caregivers can incorporate the food guide in menu planning. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday May 9 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to

May 11 – IODE Laurentian Chapter 58th Annual House and Garden Tour
Tour five homes and gardens across Ottawa. Tickets are $30 and are available at Flowers Talk Tivoli or at The focus recipient for this year’s tour is the Youville Centre. To learn more about them visit For more information visit our website or call Jo at 613-842-5304.

May 11 – Great Bach Marathon 3
The Ottawa Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists is pleased to be hosting the third annual Great Bach Marathon on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.), beginning at 1:30 p.m. This event includes performances by organists and pianists of all ages, along with a special cellist, all celebrating the music of Bach. A freewill donation is accepted, which goes to support the Centre’s Scholarships for Beginning Organ Students.

May 11 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club open house
Drop in, have fun! Try lawn bowling at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (corner of Golden and Byron Avenue) Saturday May 11 between 2 and 4 p.m. or Tuesday May 14 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday May 12.) Please wear flat soled shoes for tryout. For info go to​

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Jenn H. has won the passes to the Ottawa Children's Festival. 
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