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    Fridays, Mar 08, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    75 minutes

    Join us for a fascinating program of short films for adults from women filmmakers!  

    The Girl with the Red Beret celebrates harmony and togetherness in its lighthearted look at the vagaries of taking public transit.  

    In Zeb’s Spider, when the superstitious Zeb finds a spider in her apartment, she must do everything in her power to keep the unwanted guest’s appetite satisfied, or risk being eaten herself.  

    The End of Pinky, adapted from a short story by Heather O’Neill, who also narrates the film, follows three fallen angels seeking companionship in Montreal’s red-light district.  

    Etched directly onto tinted 70 mm film, Two Sisters depicts the story of two sisters: Viola, who writes novels in a dark room, and Marie, her only companion.  

    A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence. 

    In the voiceover for The Great Malaise, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection and the pursuit of happiness. 

    The Cannonball Woman is a bittersweet stop-motion animated film about love standing the test of time. 

    Arctic Song tells Inuit stories of how the land, sea and sky came to be in beautifully rendered animation.  

    64 min. Film brought to you by the National Film Board. 

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    Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 3:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for a fascinating program of short films for adults from women filmmakers! 

    The Girl with the Red Beret celebrates the vagaries of taking public transit. In Zeb’s Spider, Zeb must keep her apartment’s spider’s appetite satisfied. The End of Pinky follows three fallen angels in Montreal’s red-light district. Two Sisters depicts the story Viola, who writes novels in a dark room, and Marie, her only companion. The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence. The Great Malaise illustrates the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection. The Cannonball Woman about love standing the test of time. Arctic Song tells Inuit stories of how the land, sea and sky came to be.

    64 min. Film brought to you by the National Film Board.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 4:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a fascinating program of short films for adults from women filmmakers!

    The Girl with the Red Beret celebrates harmony and togetherness in its lighthearted look at the vagaries of taking public transit.

    In Zeb’s Spider, when the superstitious Zeb finds a spider in her apartment, she must do everything in her power to keep the unwanted guest’s appetite satisfied, or risk being eaten herself.

    The End of Pinky, adapted from a short story by Heather O’Neill, who also narrates the film, follows three fallen angels seeking companionship in Montreal’s red-light district.

    Etched directly onto tinted 70 mm film, Two Sisters depicts the story of two sisters: Viola, who writes novels in a dark room, and Marie, her only companion.

    A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.

    In the voiceover for The Great Malaise, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection and the pursuit of happiness.

    The Cannonball Woman is a bittersweet stop-motion animated film about love standing the test of time.

    Arctic Song tells Inuit stories of how the land, sea and sky came to be in beautifully rendered animation. 

    64 min. Films brought to you by the National Film Board.

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join a CPA professional to have a better understanding of Canada’s tax system and minimize the amount of tax you need to pay. Topics such as tax planning, reducing taxable income, tax credits, record keeping, and understanding basic tax law are covered. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Demo on how to enhance your photos by adjusting light, colour, and composition. Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will be using free photo editing software available for both Windows and MacOS. 

  • Sundays, Mar 10, 2024 - Jun 09, 2024
    12:00pm
    180 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Interested in miniature gaming with toy soldiers? Join in to play science fiction, high fantasy and historical games. Presented by the Ottawa Miniatures Gamers.

    Drop-in program for ages 12 and up.

    All materials will be supplied.

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
    10:30am
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere on the Second Monday of the month.

    The Stittsville Open book club is a drop in that runs monthly from September to June.

     Books are available at the Stittsville branch Hub (central desk). 

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.