Grapevine March 2024



ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) BOOK SALE, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., until March 29. – Pocket Book: $1.00, paperback: $2.00, hard cover: $3.00 or, fill a $10 bag (available at Reception) with as many books as it will hold.


ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St., Tel.: 613-230-5730) Learn & Explore Speaker’s Series, Wednesdays, 1:00-2.30 p.m. – Mar. 13: Abbotsford Seniors Centre Community Support Services short presentation followed by Q&A session with Abbotsford’s own Kirsten O’Brien & Jane Stallabrass. LIVE only. – Mar. 20: Nora Pat Marshall, when in her fifties, decided to answer the call of her Irish blood and took up the harp. Pat will be playing Irish songs as you come in for a presentation on The History of the Irish Harp. How did the harp become the symbol of Ireland? Where did it originate? What is the difference between an Irish harp and a concert harp? Did Queen Elisabeth I truly order all Irish harpers to be killed? After the presentation participants can try their hand at the harp if they wish. LIVE only. – Mar. 27: Pat Goyeche, coordinator of Abbotsford Community Programming has been travelling again! Last summer she and her husband had a remarkable trip to the islands of Haida Gwaii in B.C. She will share photos and reflections of their journey. It will be held LIVE and on ZOOM simultaneously. Apr. 3: What’s important for students to learn in today’s schools? What special role do schools have in democratic societies? What kind of citizens do we want students to be when they graduate? Joel Westheimer is professor and former research chair in democracy and education at the University of Ottawa. He will discuss the second edition of his now classic book, What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good. It will be held LIVE and on ZOOM simultaneously. The lectures are free but one must register in advance for a seat or ZOOM link. Tea/coffee and treats available for purchase in the dining room courtesy of your Members Council.


CALLING GLEBE ARTISTS! THE GLEBE ART AND GARDEN TOUR 2024 will be held on July 6 and 7. We are accepting applications from local artists who live, work or have studios in the Glebe, and we are looking for a variety of high-quality, original artwork from painters, potters, sculptors, photographers. We also have a few spots available for guest artists who may exhibit their work in the garden of a Glebe resident. The deadline for submission is April 30. For information and an application form please contact or visit our website

COFFEE HOUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY are open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Glebe Community Centre. The topics covered are: Sun., Mar. 24: Greenspace & Water ManagementSat., Apr. 27: TransportationSun., May 5: Responsible ConsumptionSat., June 8:  Climate Risk – Basement Flooding (N.B.: this one will be held at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd.) – For more information or to register for those free events, please go to


GLEBE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (GCA) next monthly meeting is on March 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Contact the GCA at for the link. All are welcome.


OLD OTTAWA SOUTH GARDEN CLUB MEETING, Old Ottawa South Community Centre (The Firehall), 260 Sunnyside Ave., Tues., Mar. 12, 7 p.m.: Gardening for your Health. Gardening may not come to mind when you think of an aerobic or strength workout, but research shows that regular gardening activities and tasks can deliver health benefits comparable to those of a traditional exercise program. Francisco (Paco) Paniagua, a specialist fitness instructor, will help us to discover that gardening work, done with purpose, delivers strength, aerobic and cardiovascular benefits. – Tues., Apr. 9: A Garden for the Birds. Wild birds across North America are currently facing a multitude of threats and many bird species are in decline. Master Gardener and President of the Ottawa Horticultural Society, Julianne Labreche, will review the most common threats and provide gardeners with some practical, positive ways to make their gardens more bird friendly and encourage birds to visit their
gardens year-round. – Membership: $25 per year, $40 for a family, drop-in fee $7 (Taxes not included) per meeting. Info: 613-247-4946 or


Let’s celebrate the arrival of spring with yoga! PATHWAY YOGA, located at 253 Echo Dr. in Church of the Ascension, is hosting an Open House on Sat., Mar. 23 from 1 to 3:30. There will be a free all-levels class from 1:00 to 2:00 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. We invite you to check the details on our website:


PROBUS Ottawa is welcoming new members from the Glebe and environs. Join your fellow retirees, near retirees and want-to-be retirees for interesting speakers and discussions, not to mention relaxed socializing. See our website: for more detailed information about the club and its activities as well as contact points and membership information.  We will be meeting on Wed., Mar. 27 at 10 a.m. at Gloucester Presbyterian Church, 91 Pike St. for a presentation from the Ottawa Riverkeeper.


Hi Neighbours! I am a HOUSESITTER who is available in the GLEBE to move in and care for your home while you travel for short term vacations or to a second home or cottage. I have experience watering plants, collecting mail, gardening, supervising renovations, shovelling snow, packing and moving a home, etc. I am a young lady who studies Theology (the Holy Bible) remotely at home with several years of recent HOUSESITTING experience in the GLEBE. I have excellent references from many families in our neighbourhood. I have cared for and lived in many homes over the last five years. I also love caring for animals, especially puppies! Please contact Sarah 613-682-0802 (


Beautiful solid CRYSTAL EASTER EGGS, purchased from Tiffany & Co. New York, 1962.

Larger unembellished egg is 3.5” long. The smaller egg is etched with a ram for April’s zodiac sign and measures 3” in length. $35 each. Will sell the two for $60. Call Sue, after 4 p.m. 613-230-4327.




Very responsible Mt. Allison University student, looking for a HOUSE/PET SIT for the months of May, June, July in the Glebe or OOS. Will be working full time. Unique situation, flexible. Please contact 613-866-6604.


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