Looking for exciting things to do this month? Check out our guide for what’s on in Kanata this month and head on out with your family to soak up the fun!
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2012 – ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRE WEST
The Ontario Early Years Centre has lots of weekly drop-ins for parents and their children all over Kanata. Check out the official drop-in schedule and head out to meet other new parents in your community. See the schedule here.
ON-GOING: PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT BEAVERBROOK LIBRARY
Children’s preschool programs are on at the Beaverbrook Library. All programs are drop-in. Check the website for more information: www.biblioottawalibrary.ca. Storytime is every Tuesday at 10:15AM; Toddlertime is each Wednesday at 10:15AM and Babytime is each Thursday at 10:15AM. The Beaverbrook Library is at 2500 Campeau Drive.
ON-GOING: EVENTS AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Ottawa Public Library features many great events in our local community for adults and children. You can check out each of their schedules on the following links: Hazeldean Branch, Beaverbrook Branch, Carp Branch and the Constance Bay Branch.
ON-GOING: THURSDAYS, KANATA MIXED BOWLING LEAGUE
Kanata Mixed Bowling League is looking for new members. They meet at 7PM at the Merivale Bowling Lanes, 1916 Merivale Road. Contact Sean Baizana at or e-mail for more information.
ON-GOING: BINGO AT THE KANATA LEGION
Bingo at the Kanata Legion happens every Sunday at 1PM. Bingo held at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road. Win up to $1,500 weekly and play all games for as little as $11. For more info, call .
NOVEMBER 3, 2012 – KANATA FOOD CUPBOARD FOOD DRIVE
The Scouts will be hosting a food drive at local grocery stores. Head on out to support them on the 3rd! Click here to get details on this event and see the other Kanata Food Cupboard events.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 3, 2012 – KANATA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Halloween may be over after Oct. 31, but you can stay in the spirit until Saturday, Nov. 3, with a concert of spooky favourites presented by the Kanata Symphony Orchestra. Sure to appeal to the whole family, the fun begins at 7 p.m. at Glen Cairn United Church, located at 140 Abbeyhill Rd. Click here for more details.
NOVEMBER 7, 2012 – PEEKABOO BEANS OPEN HOUSE
Want to learn more about becoming a Stylist with Peekaboo Beans in Ottawa?
Join us for a no obligation meet-and-greet over coffee to learn all about Peekaboo Beans and the opportunity to run your very own business as a Play Stylist. We will share Peekaboo Beans’ passion, vision, and all the rewards that come from starting your own business! These rewards include generous commission, tax benefits, a 50% product discount and stylist recognition programs. We welcome you to bring a friend as well, the more the merrier! All participants will be entered into a fabulous door prize draw! Wed Nov 7th 7:00-8:00pm at Sippy Cup Café – 1104 Klondike Road. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=4691948745
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 – NEIGHBOURHOOD TOY STORE DAY!
Saturday November 10 is Neighbourhood Toy Store Day across Canada! More than 50 independent specialty toy stores belonging to Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS) will feature an astonishing variety of activities including Speed Stacker demos, visits from Princesses, Orb Factory Sparkle Up ‘make & take’ tiaras and crowns, scavenger hunts, colouring with Calico Critters and Thomas the Train templates, building with Straws and Connectors, draws and raffle prizes, game tables, science tables, face painting, discounts, giveaways and much more on Saturday, November 10, allowing children and parents alike to experience the ‘wow’ factor of shopping at their local ‘neighbourhood’ toy store. For a full list of participating retailers and to find the one nearest you go to www.neighbourhoodtoystoreday.com.
NOVEMBER 15, 2012 – KANATA FOOD AND WINE SHOW
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 15th and make sure you don’t miss the best value food and wine show around. Guests pay one ticket price and enjoy an evening of culinary delights by participating area chefs, partnered with beverage samplings by featured wineries and breweries throughout the world. Enjoy an evening of merry mixing and mingling, as well as a Live & Silent Auction for some early holiday shopping! Click here for details and location info.
NOVEMBER 17, 2012 – KANATA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Saturday November 17, 2012 at 10 a,m. Parade starts at Terry Fox and Castlefrank along Castlefrank to Abbeyhill to the Hazeldean Mall. The Kanata Food Cupboard is also accepting donations during the parade, click here for more info!
NOVEMBER 19, 2012 – FOOD SECURITY WEEK, KANATA FOOD CUPBOARD
November 19th is Food Security week and the Kanata Food Cupboard is kicking off the launch of their new grocery store concept. Clients will be invited in to shop for food instead of being given a set amount of food items. Big change! Click here to get details on this event and see the other Kanata Food Cupboard events.
NOVEMBER 23, 2012 – JUSTIN BIEBER AT SCOTIABANK PLACE
Bieber Fever is taking the world by storm yet again. As millions of fans count down the days until the June 19 release of his fourth studio album, BELIEVE, platinum-selling pop singing sensation Justin Bieber announces a headlining tour of North America. The Believe Tour, presented by AEG Live and featuring Carly Rae Jepsen as a special guest through January, will begin Sept. 29 in Glendale, Arizona, at the Jobing.com Arena and blaze a trail through more than 45 cities – including Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place on Friday, Nov. 23 – before wrapping up in Miami, Florida, on Jan. 26, 2013, at the American Airlines Arena. Get tickets and more information here.
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