Orpheus Musical Theatre: Ragtime

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June 2 – June 11
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Dr

Community organizations often ask for their councillor's help to draw attention to worthy causes. In this case, it's the Orpheus Musical Theatre, a longtime Ottawa cultural institution — founded in 1906 — that puts on top-quality musical theatre performances using mostly amateurs and volunteers, and also supports other charities around town.

Their latest production, Ragtime, set in New York City in the early 1900s, combines great music, acting and dance with a contemporary social justice message concerning racism, immigration and discrimination — issues that unfortunately still touch us today in Canada, in Ottawa, and even in Capital Ward.

Until May 24, you can take advantage of their special two-for-one ticket sale. Go to  www.centrepointetheatre.com/promo and enter the code RAGBOGO.

Greening the Great Glebe Garage Sale

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The Great Glebe Garage sale on Saturday, May 27 is a fabulous annual event organized by the Glebe Community Association.

As always, sellers are encouraged to donate 10% of sale proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank. In addition, various organizations use the GGGS to raise funds and/or awareness while encouraging environmental stewardship and the responsible and pro-active disposal of leftover items. Instead of sending unsold, unwanted items to the landfill, donate them!

Donating leftover items for re-use or recycling

This is an environmental partnership initiative between the Environment Committee of the Glebe Community Association, the TWIGS Club at Glebe Collegiate Institute, and Glebe St. James United Church.

Donating items to be sold at the Great Glebe Garage Sale

If you will be out of town for the weekend or just don't have time to participate, a number of local organizations are accepting donations of items:

  • The Glebe Collegiate Prom Committee will have a booth on the school’s property on sale day. They are accept donations until May 26 of items toe sell, with proceeds going to lowering the cost of prom tickets. Contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
  • Ottawa Centre Refugee Action is holding a fundraiser for refugee sponsorship. Drop off on Friday, May 26, from 4  to 8 p.m., or Saturday, May 27, from 7 to 11 a.m. at 164 and 166 Glebe Ave (corner Lyon). For more information, contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

Free trees!

Ecology Ottawa volunteers will distribute thousands of free saplings to residents and shoppers throughout the neighbourhood during the GGGS — the single largest one-day distribution of trees Ottawa has ever seen!

Ecology Ottawa’s “Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale” will once again be located at the corner of Bank and Glebe in the Kunstadt and former Rogers Plus parking lots. This year, instead of collecting donations to re-sell, they will host a fun community zone and give away thousands of free trees in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! There will be a veggie BBQ, public washrooms, a water bottle filling station, music, kids' activities and more! Come get your free sapling(s)!

Presentation on King’s Daughters and Sons expansion

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Presentation on King’s Daughters and Sons building expansion

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
567 Cambridge St. South

Residents are invited to attend a presentation on the proposed expansion of the King’s Daughters and Sons (KDS) seniors' apartments at 567 Cambridge St. South.

Presentation boards will be on display for viewing in the meeting room. Representatives from KDS will describe the organization and its mission, while project architect CSV Architects, planning consultant Novatech, and City of Ottawa planning staff will be in attendance to answer questions about the project and the planning process.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the councillor's welcome begins at 7 p.m., followed by presentations and a question and answers session.

Children's Garden redesign revealed at open house

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The Old Ottawa East Children's Garden will be closed this year due to soil contamination. Facebook/Children's Garden

Old Ottawa East popular garden to be closed this summer for soil remediation work

Michelle Nash Baker,  Ottawa Community News

The Old Ottawa East Children's Garden will be closed this year due to soil contamination. The park will be undergoing soil remediation. An open house will be held on May 15 to reveal the garden's redesign, as well as give residents the opportunity to speak with city staff about the remediation process that will be taking place this summer.

Designs for Old Ottawa East’s Children’s Garden will be unveiled at an open house on May 15.

The consultation at Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main St. will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation from Lady Evelyn Alternative School students.

The students helped the Children's Garden volunteer board with the redesign, and will be showing off the new plan.

Following the presentation, there will be an activity for community kids to provide their input on the proposed design.

The main idea, according to organizers who held a community meeting on April 23, is that the design will be explored based on what the children said they wanted.

The garden was created in 2009, in Robert Legget Park, 321 Main St., a small green space at the corner of Clegg and Main streets.

Lady Evelyn students created the plan for the garden, complete with a picket fence the children painted.

Managed and run by a volunteer board and a summer student co-ordinator, the garden has offered local children the space for volunteers to educate them about nature, food-growing, composting.

The space is also used for playgroups, giving children the opportunity to play in an urban nature setting.

Organic gardening workshops, science activities, summer camps, and harvest feasts have taken place at the space since it opened.