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What's coming up in the 'hood:

May 4 & 5 - Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau 
If you like to get outside and you’re enthusiastic about learning about your community, its history and its future, join Jane’s Walk to explore Ottawa-Gatineau through free walking tours on May 4 and 5. Read more right here.

May 4 – Clare Gardens Park Spring Clean-Up
It’s that time of year. The WCA and the Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park are hosting the park’s spring clean-up Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Rain date: May 5 – same times). There’s more plastic garbage in the park so we’ll be picking it up. We’ll bring rubber gloves and large plastic garden bags. If possible we’d appreciate if you could bring a broom, a rake, and/ a shovel. We might also be moving mulch, so wheelbarrows would be welcome. Bring your families and meet your neighbours! We’ll have refreshments and goodies. See you in the park!

May 4 – Woodroffe Ave. Public School Car Wash Fundraiser
Come out to Woodroffe Ave. Public School (235 Woodroffe Ave.) for our Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost per vehicle is by donation (any monetary amount accepted). Get a spring cleaning for your vehicle and support the grade 4’s field trip fundraiser!

May 4 – Garage sale
Our Lady of Fatima Church church garage sale is taking place at 153 Woodroffe Ave. corner of Byron and Woodroffe) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Money raised supports charities in the Ottawa area.

May 4 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Yard Sale
Drop by and peruse books, jewellery, baking, and silent auction items at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (corner of Golden and Byron Avenue in Westboro) Saturday May 4 at 8 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. promptly. RAIN OR SHINE. Refreshments available.

May 4 – Coffee House
An evening with Birch Bark Coffee Company founder Marc Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, about his project to purchase equipment to bring potable water to Indigenous community homes. May 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Dessert and coffee will be served.  Birch Bark Coffee Company organic and certified free trade coffee will be available for sale. Entertainment by Indigenous artists. Free event. Everyone welcome. At All Saints’ Westboro / First United 347 Richmond Rd (near Churchill). For more information call 613-725-9487.

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.

See our community calendar for a full listing. Do you have a non-profit event to share with Kitchissippi readers? Send your info to  

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