Issue 645 Volume 3 Number 145
It's Thursday, November 3, 2022 and we've just moved back to our hometown from the big city to help save our family’s Christmas movie business, which is being threatened by a sexy jerk. Maybe we can use this map of where all the Chrismas movies are being filmed in Ottawa to save the family business and ultimately find true love!
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▪️The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival launches today and continues through Sunday. All screenings at the ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St.
▪️This Saturday and Sunday, shop from local makers and support the Lanark Animal Welfare Society at the same time, at the Christmas in the Valley artisan show. Find 20 vendors at the Upper Hall of the Almonte Arena, 182 Bridge Street, Almonte.
▪️On Saturday and Sunday the Traditions Christmas Craft Show at Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School, returns to 1515 Tenth Line road, Orléans. The event is hosted by National Capital Artisans and runs from10:00am to 4:00pm. Free entry, with donations accepted for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.
Thursday November 3
▪️The Katherine Muir Miller Gallery in Perth is holding its second annual Small Works Event from today until November 13. 23 local artists are taking part, and all pieces will be priced at $250 for 12x12 or $300 for 14 x14.
▪️Gather your courage and head for the stage at Lowertown Brewery ByWard Market’s Open Mic Night, hosted by Mike Lalonde. Sign up starts at 7:00pm.
▪️At 5:00pm today - mere minutes from now! - the Pride, Not Prejudice virtual craft and community fair returns with a roster of more than 60 local vendors. The fair runs until Sunday November 6, and proceeds will support Assembly of Seven Generations, an Indigenous owned and youth-led non-profit that supports Indigenous youth through cultural support and traditional knowledge.
▪️Metsaema brings their Eastern European and North American early folk music to The Art House (555 Somerset St. W). $11.62 per ticket.
▪️Thursdays are for Jazz and cocktails at the Apothecary Lounge. Free admission. 54 York St.
Friday November 4
▪️The Huntley Community Association is collecting scrap metal and electronic recycling. Items can be dropped off – at no cost – in the bins located on the Carp Fairgrounds Nov. 4-6. Select Venue Carp Fairgrounds
Saturday November 5
▪️The All Saints Craft Fair in Kanata is substantial: visit 160 tables brimming with crafts and gifts. From 10:00am to 3:00pm at All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave. The event raises money for the the All Saints community including the Christmas Hamper Program.
▪️Blondie Apparel will be hosting a retail day from 9:00am to 1;00pm at 2394 Dwyer Hill Road.
▪️The 1928 silent classic Fall of the House of Usher screens at the Mayfair Theatre, with live music by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic.
▪️The Community Builders’ Craft Fair at Almonte’s Union Hall might not be the biggest craft market you’ll shop this weekend, but it’s possibly the only one that will have a wood stove burning. 10:00am to 4:00pm at 1984 Wolf Grove Road (at the corner of Tatlock Road) in Almonte.
Sunday November 6
▪️While online registration is now closed for Sunday’s Course de L’Armée du Canada Army Run, latecomers may register on site. The in person event includes 5K and 10K runs.
▪️Shop the final Parking Lot Pop-Up of 2022 with Vintage Pop-Up613. Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 298 Preston Street in Little Italy.
▪️The Kanata Central BIA is raising funds for The Kanata Food Cupboard at its Holiday Craft Fair. Entrance to the fair is free but you are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or financial donation. 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ottawa in Kanata, 101 Kanata Avenue.
▪️Canzine is Canada's largest festival of zines and independent print culture. For people like The Ottawan's Darren and Martha, this is basically the same as Christmas. Today at the Alma Duncan Salon in the Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge. Admission is free.
Deal of the day
All women’s and men's cozy, Canadian-made robes are 25% off the regular price at 49th Apparel. Use the code WRAPUP25 until November 15.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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