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  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This will be a three-part adventure that takes place in the ongoing location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. Though this game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 1st or 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • 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. ​

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    If an elephant and a salmon became one animal, what would this creature look like? Inspired by the playful sculptures and drawings of Russell Yuristy, come play with some clay and sculpt your own imaginary critter. Ages 7-12.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    From sprout to bloom. [Drop-in, registration recommended.]   

    We will learn about seeds and flowers as we make a simple window greenhouse and decorate a flowerpot.

    Ages 4-6

  • acrylic pour painting

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Bring your creativity for an evening of painting and mocktails at Carlingwood!

    By following the provided video tutorial, you can create a masterpiece while enjoying some light refreshments.

    Registration required

    Ages 13-17

  • Saturday Apr 06, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Annual and perennial herbs are great additions to your garden and your kitchen!

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Participants will consider the potential for disasters including winter storms, heat waves, power outages, floods, pandemics, and more, as well as the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves to be ready when emergencies occur.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join a professional from the Chartered Professional ​ Accountants of Canada to learn how to address age ​appropriate money-related topics with young kids, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults. Topics such as the evolution of financial decisions throughout childhood, giving allowances, budgeting, credit cards, cell phones, and virtual spending will be covered. ​

    Registration is limited. Please register online. 

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​