GRAPEVINE :December 2023



ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) BOOK SALE, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. – Pocketbook: $, paperback: $2, hard cover: $3 or until December 22, fill a $10.00 bag (available at Reception) with as many books as it will hold.


ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FOR 2024 began on Fri., Dec. 1 and registration for winter programming will start on Wed., Dec. 13 for those who have renewed their membership. Members keep the same key-tag but cannot register unless they have renewed their membership. The only ways to renew are to call (613-230-5730) or come in person. We need to update any changes and like to check in with our membership. We will not be renewing memberships on Dec.13 due to registration. New members for 2024 can drop in and tour the facility, meet the staff and fellow members and get their own key-tag for registration. – Please note that Abbotsford will be closed Dec. 22 to Jan. 2.

ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) MINI-CRAFT SALE, ongoing near Reception until Dec. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) SENIORS ACTIVE FAIR 2024, Fri., Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Join us for fun and an informative day of demonstrations, classes and presentations. We will have a trade fair of business and organizations that focus on seniors’ health and active living. – Free and open to all seniors, bring a friend! Registration begins Dec. 15. Member may register on Non-members must call 613-230-5730 to register.

ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE is now available. Pick up your own paper copy at Abbotsford, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or go to under Abbotsford Community Program and Current Program Guide. – For those who have renewed their 2024 membership, registration can be in-person or by telephone (613-230-5730) with Visa or Mastercard and also on-line with your own member key-tag: (look for Abbotsford at the Glebe Centre). – Please note that Abbotsford will be closed Dec. 22 to Jan. 2.

ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank) continues to look for books, flea market items and your treasures to sell in house. Accepted at Abbotsford House on Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., your donations will be supporting the Centre’s Programming and Services.

BIG SOUL PROJECT Christmas concert, “A Soul-Filled Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Carleton Dominion Chalmers. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets on Eventbrite: $25 adult, $15 students; free for children under 12. Dress rehearsal on Monday, Dec. 4 at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, with tickets available on Eventbrite.

BYTOWN VOICES CHOIR CONCERT “Comfort and Joy!” Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Ave.

CANADIAN CENTENNIAL CHOIR ( presents John Rutter’s exuberant Magnificat for SATB choir, soprano soloist and orchestra. This joyous celebration of the Virgin Mary is inspired by festivities in countries such as Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. We’ll round out our holiday program with works by Rheinberger, Gjeilo, Sirett and plenty of audience singalong carols. With soprano Emili Losier and organist Elaine Graham. Magnificat! / Magnificat! – Tues., Dec 12 at 7:30 p.m., Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets for this concert are Adult: $25; Senior/Student: $20. Available at


CHRISTMAS VOICES CONCERT, Sunday, Dec 10, 5 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church.

Sing along with Christmas Voices featuring members of the Caelis Academy Ensemble, the Notre Dame Schola Cantorum, the Lansdowne Carollers and the Glebe Collegiate Chamber Choir with baritone Garth Hampson and organist Matthew Larkin. All proceeds to the Centretown Community Food Centre.


FIRST COMMUNION AND RECONCILIATION PREPARATION AT CANADIAN MARTYRS ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH. If your child is in Grade 2 or older and ready to continue their faith journey, please register them to join us! First communion classes will take place on Saturdays at 3 p.m., beginning in January. There will be a parents’ meeting in January as well. If you would like us to contact you when registration opens, please go here: or contact us at, or call (613) 232-5347.


PATHWAY YOGA, located at 253 Echo Dr. in Church of the Ascension, is hosting an Open House on Sat., Jan. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a free all-levels class from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a tea social. At 2:30, the Pathway Yoga teachers will provide a half-hour demonstration using the new rope wall. A tea social will follow. Start the New Year off with yoga! We invite you to check the details on our website:

RIDEAU CHORALE SINGS BAROQUE, Sunday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Southminster United Church. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

SOUL MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS – Enjoy the London Trio Plus on Sun., Dec. 10, 4-6 p.m.  at Glebe-St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. South – Experience a memorable evening filled with soulful, heart-warming gospel music for the holidays. Tickets at Eventbrite $33.28. All proceeds will go to “Haven Too Youth Shelter” Ottawa.


Just in time for the holidays, PUZZLES, SEASONALS CARDS AND A VARIETY OF BOOKS celebrating the farm can be purchased from the Friends of the Farm Boutique (

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