Grapevine September 2023
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE
(950 Bank St., Tel.: 613-230-5730) Learn & Explore Speaker’s Series, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 20: Former RCMP officer Calvin Lawrence will be presenting Women’s Safety: Verbal and Mental Approach and Situational Awareness. It is always important to be self-aware as a woman to possible situations and circumstances when we can be particularly vulnerable. Let’s arm ourselves with knowledge. Live only. Sept. 27: Illustrated Tales of an Antique Postcard Dealer. John Gallop, a retired investment professional, spent 20 years as a part-time postcard dealer. He will talk about buying and selling postcards and will show very unusual samples from his own collection. LIVE only. Oct. 4: Pat Goyeche, coordinator of Abbotsford Community Programming has been traveling again. This summer took her and her husband on a remarkable journey west to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. Join Pat for a glimpse into the beauty of this land through photos and reflections of her journey. Live and on Zoom simultaneously. Oct. 11: Patrick Davidson Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He will be presenting some recent findings on memory, attention, problem-solving and other mental processes. (1:30 p.m. start) Live and on Zoom simultaneously. Oct. 18: Paul McAllister, a real estate broker, will be presenting: Decluttering, Downsizing & Finding a New Home. To declutter, sell a family home, find a new dwelling and move in is a daunting task. Paul will ‘feed us’ the best practices in manageable bite sizes! Live and on Zoom simultaneously. N.B.: The lectures are free, but one must register in advance for a seat or zoom link. Tea/coffee and treats available for purchase in dining room courtesy of your Members Council.
ABBOTSFORD GALA: MYSTIC CARNIVALE (glebecentre.ca/mysticcarnivale/)
Takes place on Thursday, October 12 at the Lansdowne Horticulture Building. This fundraising spectacle will include a multicourse dinner, circus performers, a silent auction table and dancing in a fun and festive atmosphere! Information: 613-238-2727 ext. 316.
BRAIN ACTIVITY WALK FOR DEMENTIA (dementiahelp.ca/walk/)
Sun., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The New Dementia Society Centre, 2327 St. Laurent Blvd. Join us on 1 kilometre symbolic walk. Bring your family and friends to honour a loved one or to support your local Dementia Society, learn something new about your brain, enjoy healthy food, ice cream and music, meet likeminded people in your community and visit our new Dementia Society Centre where we offer free education and social events along with a variety of support groups throughout the year.
FRIENDS OF THE FARM USED BOOK SALE,
Oct. 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Friends of the Farm, Building 72, Arboretum (east of the Prince of Wales roundabout). For more details, go to friendsofthefarm.ca/event/2023-used-book-sale.
OLD OTTAWA SOUTH GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Old Ottawa South Community Centre (The Firehall), 260 Sunnyside Ave., Tues., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.: Taking your Photography to the Next Level. Ross Laing, a keen amateur photographer for over five decades will focus his presentation on the distinction between taking pictures and making pictures. He will present images that illustrate ten common photography mistakes and offer twenty techniques to improve images. Membership: $25 per year, $40 for a family, drop-in fee $7 per meeting. Info: 613-247-4946 PARKDALE UNITED CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE, Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-noon, 429 Parkdale Ave. Use Gladstone parking lot entrance. Clothing, shoes, books, toys, puzzles, household items, linen, electronics, sports equipment and more. Bring your own cloth bags. Entry may be limited at the start for safety reasons. 613-728-8656. www.parkdaleunitedchurch.ca
POETRY READING/LAUNCH of “Girl Watcher”
a poetry collection by Claude Anthony, Sept. 17, 6–8 p.m., Erling’s Variety, 225 Strathcona Ave.
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: www.probusoav.ca for more detailed information about the club and its activities as well as contact points, membership information and meeting location. We will be meeting on Wed., Sept. 27 for a presentation about Raoul Wallenberg.
HOUSESITTING IN THE GLEBE! Are you leaving town for an extended period of time, to vacation or just to the cottage, and need a housesitter? Do you need someone to care for your home, water plants, pick up mail, garden, supervise renovations, shovel snow, etc.? I am a young lady who studies theology/bible at home with several years of recent housesitting experience in the Glebe. I have excellent references from many family homes in the Glebe I have cared for and lived in over the last five years. I love caring for animals, especially puppies! Please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-682-0602.
YARD MAINTENANCE AND LEAF RAKING
General garden clean-up, removal of debris, weeding, trimming, planting and more. References available. Please call/text 613-293-6883 if you need our services.
3 ELEPHANTS (2 are lamps!), $300; Pair of IVORY VENETIAN BLINDS, 6 ft wide, $400; ANTIQUE IRISH CRADLE (circa 1830), $500; GOLF CLUBS (12), Callaway woods, Mizuno irons, $600. Please call 613- 231-7834 for time and place to view/buy.
PARKING SPACE for rent in the Glebe, with in-and-out access, for small car. Please contact me at email@example.com