Historical Society of Ottawa Speaker Series, Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St. Doors open 30 minutes before. See website for updates and to reserve seating for an evening event: hsottawa.ncf.ca
Wed. Oct. 30 @ 1 p.m., Hunter McGill,”History of the Rideau Canal,” the legacy of our historic waterway.
Thurs. Nov. 14, @ 7 p.m., Phil Jenkins, “50 Years of Ottawa: What I’ve Seen & Learnt,” perspectives from a well known writer & musician.
Wed. Nov. 27, @ 1 p.m. Joanna Dean, “Ottawa’s Urban Forest,” the world that surrounds us — hidden in plain sight.
Wed. Nov. 27, @ 2 p.m. Stephen McKenna, “Chief Justice Patrick Kerwin,” life & times of Canada’s 10th Supreme Court Chief Justice.
Allsaints program, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Vanier Moderns new showroom is expected to open in late October.
Oct. 26 “I put a spell on you” Halloween Party
Nov. 3 Sweater Weather Get Together with shopping, treats
Nov. 16 Mistletoe & Ivy Holiday Market
Nov. 16 Bettye Hyde Trivia Night (details below)
Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m., Documentary and discussion at Amnesty House. The Sandy Hill Amnesty International group invites you to a screening of the short documentary “They’re Killing Us”, followed by discussion with Nelson Arturo Ovalle Diaz, a human rights lawyer from Colombia who now teaches at the University of Ottawa. Everyone is welcome; arepas and coffee will be served. Amnesty House, 312 Laurier Ave East
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 Andrew Ager’s opera Frankenstein — a fully-staged production features Canadian talent including Music & Beyond stars soprano Bronwyn Thies-Thompson and baritone James Coole-Stevenson. Hailed by Toronto’s Whole Note magazine as “gripping from start to finish”.
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, Metcalfe St. at Cooper, 7:30 pm
Nov. 2 Something New Edinburgh Craft Show, MacKay United Church (Memorial Hall), 39 Dufferin Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Admission is free. One-of-a-kind wares from exceptional local artisans, door prizes, and mouth-watering lunch from Angry Dragonz food truck.
Nov. 9 One & Only Arts & Crafts Fair — Plus . . . Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. East, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular annual sale with more than 40 artist and artisan vendors with a wide array of handmade items; perfect for Christmas shopping. Light refreshments will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for everyone: shoppers, vendors and volunteers. Free admission; hosted by Action Sandy Hill, net proceeds from the Fair go to local causes including the Strathcona Heights Homework Club.
The Plus at One&Only this year is a Book Sale: selected books to read, keep or share. Book donations would be appreciated. Call 613-565-4828 or 613-230-4247 to arrange drop off before November 8. Come early to get the best of the best. We regret that it’s cash only for books.
Nov. 16 Bettye Hyde 13th annual Trivia Night at allsaints event space, upper level. Doors open at 7 p.m.; games begin at 8. A cash bar and food service will be available. If you would like to order food for a group in advance of the event please let us know and we will forward you the menu. There will also be a 50/50 draw, a door prize, and a live auction of a huge art piece that the BH class of 2018/19 created. Either come alone and meet others that also are looking to meet new people, or with a friend, or you can put together a team; tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance online bhtrivianight2019.eventbrite.ca. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy at email@example.com
Nov. 23 and 24, “Gift of Art” Open House and Art Show noon to 6 p.m. at Sandy Hill’s Worldview Studio, 210 Blackburn Ave. Artists Janet K. MacKay and Mitchell Webster have a wide range of unique art to choose from: original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze and stone sculptures, as well as art calendars and gift cards. Art collectors and browsers are welcome. Worldview Studio is always open by chance or appointment, as well as every weekend (noon to 5 p.m.) leading up to Christmas. Worldview Studio and Gallery of Fine Art’s website: www.worldviewstudio.ca
Oct. & Nov., One World Film Festival Schedules, and updates, at: oneworldfilmfestival.ca/.
Nov. 10 Ottawa premiere of Gay Chorus Deep South at 2 p.m. at allsaints event space, 315 Chapel St., followed by a performance of the Ottawa Gay Men’s Choir. $25. For movie and choir.
Nov. 13 Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont’s new documentary, Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power, at ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $12. Q and A with Raymont afterwards.