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129 minutes English sub-titles Bolívar is in the Colombian city of Bucaramanga awaiting news of developments at the Ocaña Convention, which is expected to generate a constitution for Colombia. In dramatic days marked by intrigue and treachery at the hands of General Francisco de Paula Santander, the future of Grán Colombia is decided as Bolívar recalls key moments in his life. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 05, 2015
74 minutes English sub-titles Sofia and her husband Gustavo live in a small village in the Colombian countryside. Their life has just been a long repetition. Sofia has a dream: to go to the seaside. Gustavo stubbornly refuses to entertain such an idea. Frustrated, Sofia decides to take charge. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 06, 2015
Wednesday May 6, 6:30 - 8 pm @ Spirit Art Studio, All Saints Church, 317 Chapel St. Are you in the midst of a change or about to embark on one? Want to re-energize your life with a renewed sense of purpose? In this introductory session, you'll get a taste of the Living Aligned framework developed by Linda Vanderlee, who has decades of experience as a life coach, executive coach, and facilitator. You’ll play with a blend of creative activities to explore ways you can live better aligned with your vision, values, and circumstances. Drop-ins welcome, but it would be helpful to know if you are coming in advance. Learn more: 819-459-3580 | linda@lindavanderlee.com | www.lindavanderlee.com
May 06, 2015
98 minutes English sub-titles n addition to being 76 years-old, rather eccentric and visually impaired, Mr. Kaplan finds himself in the midst of an unexpected, late-life existential crisis. Offbeat and droll, Mr. Kaplan was Uruguay's submission for 2014 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 07, 2015
Leadercast® is a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world. Free parking, conference materials, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch and coffee/juice breaks included! Join other local professionals in watching world leaders such as Seth Godin, Malala Yousafzai, Bill McDermott, Andy Stanley, Rudy Giuliani and more! visit www.leadercastottawa.com for details and registration.
May 08, 2015
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe is presenting Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood) on Friday, May 8 at 7 pm, and Saturday, May 9 at 2 pm. The children’s opera combines a handful of professional and semi-professional performers along with many children who will perform the theatrical and singing parts of the animals rescued by the Ark. Directed by St. Matthew’s music director Kirkland Adsett, the performance will star baritone Mark Wilkinson as Noah and mezzo-soprano Lydia Piehl as Noah’s wife. Fabulous music. A great family event for all ages. Offered on a freewill basis. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave., near Bank St. Telephone 613-234-4024
May 08 -  09, 2015
102 minutes English sub-titles João, a solitary truck driver, rides the seemingly endless highways of Brazil, headed nowhere. By chance - or luck - João comes across a youngster, full of faith in life and its promises, who is searching for the father he has never met. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 08, 2015
Curious about tango? Looking for the perfect mothers’ day gift? Come check out an intro tango lesson and contribute to a good cause. On Friday May 8th, Ottawa will be having its first Dance for Hope Milonga. Dance for Hope offers a beginner's Argentine tango class for the curious, and a full-on milonga for the avid dancer. Net proceeds from this special night will go to the World Partnership Walk –Canada’s largest event raising awareness and funds for alleviating global poverty. 100% of donations raised by the World Partnership Walk support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities in Africa and Asia. To learn more about this cause, visit thewww.worldpartnershipwalk.com Come dance and contribute to bringing hope to these vulnerable communities. $10 Beginner Lesson @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM $10 Milonga with DJ Lihui @ 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM $15 class & milonga
May 08, 2015
The arts for Leukemia fundraiser was created for funding the research for Leukemia/Lymphoma by having the Performing Artists, Visual Artists and Creative Artists come together for one evening to have fun and support a very important cause. This year the show is on Sat.May 9th 7pm at the Barrhaven Legion on Fallowfield rd. There will be music all night long , silent art auction and baked goodies as well as amazing crafts.....all for a $10 donation entry .
May 09, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
May 09, 2015
Join award-winning local author Perry Prete at Chapters Kanata, 400 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata, on May 9th from 12-4 pm. Perry will be signing and discussing his thrilling mystery novels set right here in the familiar streets of Ottawa!
May 09, 2015
105 minutes English sub-titles Inspired by images from a Swedish explorer at the beginning of the 20th century, Andrés embarks on a journey into the world of the Guaraní and to study and observe this indigenous society isolated and uncorrupted by the western world. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 09, 2015
85 minutes English sub-titles For most of his life he's been an absent and rather immature father. Perez now decides to try to make it up to his 22 year-old daughter, Roma, whom he has only seen a few times in his whole life. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 09, 2015
92 minutes English sub-titles The Great Madcap concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat indulgent and hedonistic ways by fooling him into thinking his large fortune is gone. They assume a life of poverty in Mexico in an attempt to teach him a lesson. River Building Theatre, Carleton University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 pm General Admission $13.00 CFI Members, Students, Seniors $9.00
May 09, 2015
Come join us at the Giant Tiger in Stittsville (6081 Hazeldean Road) from 11am to 3pm as we sell hamburgers, hot dogs, home baked treats and our Cookbooks. 100% of the proceeds will go to our many charitable projects and programs. Many thanks to our sponsor Giant Tiger.
May 09, 2015
You are invited to Ottawa Idol's 8th Annual Red Carpet Concert! The 2014 Ottawa Idol winner was Bernice Reyes! Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/619032868196232/ TICKETS $20.00 - General Public Tickets available online through Ticketfly here: http://www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com/event/815287-ottawa-idol-8th-annual-red-ottawa/ DATE, TIME & LOCATION Saturday May 9th, 2015 at 8pm Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8, Canada
May 09, 2015
Queenswood United Church will be holding it's annual “Spring Fling Yard & Bake Sale” on May 9th from 8:30-1:00pm. We will have a plant table as well as a BBQ at lunch. Come join us!
May 09, 2015
LGBT XPO OTTAWA connects LGBTTIQQ2SA community members with a variety of local queer and queer friendly businesses, organizations and services! Find social groups, sports groups, support services, advocacy and activism organizations, and so much more! Own a business? Work with an organization? Want to reach our community in a dynamic way? Join us as an exhibitor! CONTACT US for more information! Date: May 9, 2015 Location: Jack Purcell Community Centre - 320 Jack Purcell Lane Time: 10am - 5pm
May 09, 2015
Elmdale will host a collection event on May 9th, 9-3p.m. to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, TVs, VCR & DVD players and recorders, radios, and more. As part of our Annual Spring CTE, Plant, and Bake sale, Elmdale will be trying to raise money through the collection of both e-waste, and new this year, used clothing. The event is being held in cooperation with RecycleYourElectronics.ca — Ontario’s electronic waste diversion program, operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). OES makes it easier for Ontarians to safely recycle their electronic waste and keep it out of landfill. Contact elmdalesale@gmail.com
May 09, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - starts 9:00 am. - Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, QC. Furniture, dishes, etc., for the cottage; great deals on treasures - good used items, books, baking, and household items; plus lunch.
May 09, 2015
Main Talk: "Invisible But Audible: Postwar English Immigrants in Canada" by Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson. Location: The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free parking and free admission. Register at the Membership Table in the atrium just outside The Chamber. (The Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library is located in the same building, and it has a very good collection of genealogy books).
May 09, 2015
Fairfields Heritage House Sunday, May 10 from 11 am to 2 pm Celebrate your mom while learning about the Bell family women at our Mother’s Day tea service and garden party. Kids can venture into the house to make a special Mother’s Day card using the traditional technique of quilling. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family 613-726-2652 museums@ottawa.ca
May 10, 2015
Nepean Museum Sunday, May 10 from 1 pm – 4 pm Show Mom you appreciate all that she does with lemonade and cupcakes! Take some time to make flowers for your Mom. Together, you can discover some other remarkable moms from Nepean, like Mary Honeywell, Ida Long, and Ruth E. Dickinson. See you at the Museum! Cost: by donation 613-580-9638 museums@ottawa.ca
May 10, 2015
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site Sunday, May 10 from 10 am to 4 pm What better way to celebrate Mom than at our opening event of the season, Mother’s Day! Spend quality time with Mom as you learn how to arrange flowers, inspired by the Victorian era. You’ll learn a little, play and little, and make some terrific memories as a family! Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family museums@ottawa.ca 613-832-4347
May 10, 2015
Let Mom know how special she is. Treat her to a delicious buffet at the beautiful Museum of Nature. After brunching, wander through world-class galleries featuring dinosaurs, mammals, birds, minerals, rocks, ocean wonders and a 19-metre blue whale skeleton. See the new Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibition. Menu highlights: Breakfast bar, omelette station, roast beef, chicken, salmon, pasta bar, salads and other savoury selections; dessert station, and much more! Prices at http://nature.ca. Prices include general museum admission plus 15% gratuity. (Taxes are extra as well as the special exhibition, Animal Inside Out and 3D movies). Time: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Reservations: 613.232.6976 / Joel.Frappier@compass-canada.com. Address: 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa
May 10, 2015
LUNCH and BRIDGE on May 11th at noon. Queenswood United Church, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orleans. Tickets $12.00 each. Purchase your ticket(s) in advance and bring a bridge partner with you. Call 613-837-6784.
May 11, 2015

Ongoing Events

If “we are what we eat,” then we are all consumers of food science — even if we may not be aware of it. With a pinch of history and a dash of myth busting, Food Preservation: The Science You Eat highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe from farm to fork. In this interactive museum experience, explore the fascinating world of food preservation both at home and in larger scale operations. Learn the scientific reason why long-used methods of food preservation continue today and discover new innovations that will affect our food choices into the future. You’ll find something to feed your mind and imagination on the menu! Presented by Nestlé Canada. Supported by the Government of Canada.
May 13 -  13, 2015
This temporary exhibition, by the Currency Museum, walks you through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1 cent piece. Featuring 12 significant coins, this exhibition evokes Canadian and world history even as it profiles our humble pennies. The coins are backed up with entertaining graphics in a fun catalogue format demonstrating the enormous change in the buying power of the cent over the last 100 years. Come and see both the first and the last pennies struck at the Royal Canadian Mint. Come see what they could buy. CENTimental Journey opens on June 27, 2014 and will run until June 26, 2015. Located behind the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec. www.historymuseum.ca Behind the Grand Hall
June 27 -  26, 2015
Dancing For Fun!Everyone is welcome.No experience necessary. Saturdays 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Fall 2014: Sep.20, Oct.18, Nov.15, Dec.13 Winter 2015: Jan.17, Feb.14, Mar.7, Apr.11, May 9 Heron Community Centre 1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, ON K1V 6A5 (just east of Alta Vista) Heron Room (3rd Floor, go left at the top of the stairs by the main entrance) $10 per person (Families of 3 or more*: $25) For information, contact: Wendy VanderMeulen at:613-987-2711 or wendyv@sympatico.ca Or Sue Morin 613-277-5535 or Solomon_sue@yahoo.ca Singles welcome: 2 singles = 1 couple! Dress casual. Wear comfortable shoes. Take water with you. *2 Adults and up to 2 Children (ages 10-15)
September 20 - May 09, 2015
What is coaching? It's when you want or need someone to help you change one or more aspects of your personal or professional life such as unhealthy, negative behaviours, and habits that no longer serve you. A coach will listen, act as a sounding board and motivate you in moving forward through life to ultimately reach your full potential. Not certain if coaching is for you? Why not call Christine for a 45-minute complimentary coaching session and see if she's a good fit as a coach for you. Still uncertain? Why not try the HEART & SOUL BEST LIFE coaching kit which includes our unique 5-step S.O.U.L. process that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Stop procrastinating and start doing - and create the happiness you deserve. Get your kit today!
February 17 - June 30, 2015
Anger is a common experience for parents – no matter how much you love your children. We’ll look at positive ways to express your anger and practical strategies to manage your children’s behaviour.
March 09 - June 15, 2015
Spring into Art! Children / Enfants Kick-IT Choreography Workshop A prep workshop with The DanceXperience in-house dance crew to practice some moves for Kick-IT dance club events at Centrepointe Studio Theatre. Nepean Creative Arts Centre 4-10 years Sat. 2-3:30 pm Apr 11 $16 927722 Youth / Ados Family / Famille Dramatic Storytelling Workshop Take a journey through the creative process re-imagining folk stories using voice, movement and sounds. Characterisation and storytelling will be explored to achieve a deeper understanding of culture. Find your creative voice within! Nepean Creative Arts Centre Instructor: Jacqui Dutoit May 3 Sun. 1-4 pm 5-14 years $31.75 957562 15-18 years $36 957563 19+ years $47 957561 Lasting Silhouettes Workshop Create a family memory together. Share in the experience of painting a family portrait on canvas. A great Mother's Day activity! Two canvases and supplies included. Additional canvases may be purchased. Nepean Visual Arts Centre Family Sun. 9 am-noon Apr 26 $49.50 956803
April 11 - June 11, 2015
This program is a call to action directed at youth between the ages of 14-18 with the goal of increasing volunteerism. This program runs from April 12-May 24. Dozens of organizations will send us their events and volunteer need and we post them on our website allowing students to uniquely choose what interests them. All hours raised are tallied up and reported. This year we are hoping to surpass last year's totals of 7000 participants and over 30,000 hours raised. All participants will receive a Change the World certificate with their volunteer hours recorded. Depending on how many hours an individual raises they have a chance to win some incentive prizes.
April 12 - May 24, 2015
Anxiety Prevention Program for children 7-9yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety This 9 week program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It's fun too!
April 15 - June 17, 2015
CHS Orange Emperor Tulip From May 1, 2015 to June 20, 2015 to celebrate the Canadian Hearing Society’s 75th anniversary and Speech and Hearing Awareness Month, CHS has partnered with Vesey’s Bulbs from PEI to bring you the magnificent Orange Emperor Tulip. A portion of the proceeds will support your local CHS office in serving people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. The Orange Emperor is an award-winning, brilliant orange tulip with a darker interior dotted with a pale, buttercup yellow base and black anthers. It is a highlight flower at the world famous Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. Bulb size: 12cm+; planting instructions included. Package of 10 Tulip bulbs for only $10 Package of 20 Tulip bulbs for only $20 Shipping & Handling: Pick up at your local CHS office: free ​Home delivery via courier from Vesey’s in PEI: $7.08 + HST Reserve your order for the CHS Orange Emperor Tulips for fall delivery by ordering here.
May 01 - June 20, 2015
Since 1985, the Ottawa International Children's Festival (OICF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged four to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children's education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world. Schools, community groups, caregivers and families of children age four to 15 are the target audience of the OICF. (French) http://ottawachildrensfestival.ca/fr/
May 04 -  13, 2015
This solo exhibition will feature local hyper-realist painter, Sheryl Luxenburg's acrylic on linen canvas paintings of The Elusive Window Reflections of The Ottawa Conference Centre. A significant portion of the proceeds of the sales of the paintings will be donated to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, namely The Women's Heart Health Centre. Income tax receipts will be issued to those who buy a painting. The show opens at Wallack Gallery, 203 Bank St. Ottawa, the vernissage is on Friday, May 8 from 6-8pm and the show continues to May 23, 2015.
May 08 -  23, 2015

Upcoming Events

Under the expert direction of Betsy Mann this workshop looks at: understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources.
May 12 -  26, 2015
VOLBEAT, with special guests Anthrax and Crobot, will bring their tour to The Arena at TD PLACE on Wednesday May 13, 2015. VOLBEAT, avec invités spéciaux l'Anthrax et Crobot, apporteront leur spectacle à L’Aréna de la Place TD le mercredi 13 mai 2015.
May 13, 2015
REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT “INCREASE YOUR WEALTH THROUGH REAL ESTATE” SEMINAR Ottawa's Most Informative and Action Packed Real Estate Workshop! INCREASE YOUR FINANCIAL IQ and join us on, Wednesday, May 13th 2015 REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at bennettseminars.com or at 613-233-8606 Seating is Limited Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket! A must attend event for all investors. As a Bennett VIP Investor you will gain access to AMAZING HOME DEALS - hot foreclosure properties, below market value homes, homes NOT on the Internet and exclusive properties not yet on the market. GOOD news is that we are living 20 years longer. BAD news is that we may run out of money! More MILLIONAIRES have made their fortunes in real estate than anything else! ANYONE CAN DO IT, NOT EVERYONE WILL...WILL YOU? Find out how ordinary Canadians become millionaires! Get your monthly retirement pay cheque. New Central Location with FREE underground parking! Location and Time will be sent to you upon confirmation.
May 13, 2015
Same Day Theatre’s The End of Civilization by George F. Walker Directed by Mary Ellis Henry and Lily Cape may be having a rough time these days but they certainly aren’t alone! Joining them on their journey to The End of Civilization are Sandy, the practical and resourceful prostitute who lives next door at the motel and Donny and Max, homicide detectives investigating an escalating series of threats. Rest assured they all have issues of their own …
May 13 -  31, 2015
Open to parents of children all ages. Discover new strategies for making parenting more effective, less stressful and more rewarding - for everyone. Topics include: reasons for misbehaviour, communication skills, building positive relationships, effective discipline techniques…
May 14 - June 11, 2015
Greta’s Organic Gardens Plant Sale 2015 May 15th to June 24th 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Closed Wednesdays Plants available: tomatoes (over 200 varieties), Peppers hot and sweet, Eggplants, cucumbers, zucchini and lots more Also lots of Herbs Small fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blue berries, haskaps, sour cherries, elder berries, goose berries and more Sweet potato slips early June.
May 15 - June 24, 2015
DECYPHER presents it's first Pop Up Shop Event "Everyday is Halloween" We love cute 'n creepy clothing, accessories and home decor and feel it should be celebrated everyday and not just at Halloween! Come and join us and add to your spring/summer wardrobe that can be worn everyday! Or, shop for a unique gift for your beloved ghoul friend! If you like to shop at Hot Topic, you can't miss our event! Store operations will be the following: Friday, May 15 - 11:00am - 7:00pm Saturday, May 16 - 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday, May 17 - 10:00am - 5:00pm LOCATION: 129 Holland Avenue, Pop It Up Shop For transit takers, you can take the #86, #2 or get off at Tunney's Pasture Station and walk approx. 10 min. along Holland Avenue to Wellington.
May 15 -  17, 2015
Various individual houses in our community will be holding garage sales between 8am and 2pm. Please drive by and take a look. We are located between Cedarview Rd and Fallowfield Rd just south of the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. You can enter the Community from Woodsia Ave off of Cedarview Rd or from O'Keefe Rd off of Fallowfield Rd. Look for the signs.
May 16, 2015
Music and Beyond is holding a very special fundraising concert featuring Canadian outstanding pianist, Janina Fialkowska. The event will take place on Sunday May 17th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa. There will be a silent auction from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and during intermission. Ms Fialkowska will perform works of Grieg, Ravel, Chopin and Beethoven. Ticket prices are $30 and $60 with special Fundraising tickets for $150. Student tickets are $10 and $20. Tickets are available online www.musicandbeyond.ca, at Music and Beyond (51 William St., 613-241-0777) and the following outlets: Leading Note, Granata Music, Compact Music, Books on Beechwood, Librairie du Soleil, Ottawa Folklore Centre, Book Bazaar and St. John's Music. Proceeds go to support Music and Beyond summer programming.
May 17, 2015
Gear up for cycling season at MEC Bikefest! This family-friendly event will take place in store at MEC Ottawa on Sunday, May 17 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Join a group ride in the morning, then spend the day checking out clinics and activities, learning cycling skills, and getting to know your bike with the help of expert mechanics. Browse the gear swap, take a test ride, and meet cycling advocacy groups and clubs. Registration for group rides and clinics is now open. Group rides depart from MEC Ottawa at 8:30 AM, and clinics take place in store between 11 AM and 5 PM. For more information, visit www.events.mec.ca or email ottawabikefest@mec.ca.
May 17, 2015
Don’t miss the world premiere of Brian Doyle’s Up To Low, adapted for the stage by Janet Irwin. Up To Low is populated with strangely familiar and heart warming characters. They are born storytellers with a taste for wit, music and poetry, living larger-than-life, and family and place. Join us and a cast of remarkable local actors and musicians for a memorable journey from Lowertown, Ottawa, to Low, Quebec in the summer of 1950. Up To Low is a unique theatrical event for audiences of all ages. Thursday May 21, Preview, 7:30pm Pay what you can Friday May 22, Preview 2, 7:30pm $20.00 Saturday May 23, Preview, 2:00pm $20.00 Saturday May 23, opening night, 7:30pm $40.00 Sunday May 24, Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31, Saturday June 6, Matinees, 2:00pm Pay what you can FOR TICKETS WWW.UPTOLOW.COM
May 21 - June 06, 2015
IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet May 21st from 6-9pm. Women of all ages are invited to attend and discover ways to help in their community. For meeting place & more information please contact Alia at 613-864-6779.
May 21, 2015
The entire museum comes alive at night with an engaging line-up of fun, science-based activities. Let your hair down. Inquire, explore, discover, listen, laugh and unleash your inner nerd. Meet some of our experts and hear their remarkable stories. Find out how to de-grease a blue whale, or how stunning X-ray images of Arctic fish changed our understanding of their classification. Take part in a "fact or fiction" dino game show and learn what Hollywood got right (and wrong). Don't miss the Science Salon where fascinating diverse perspectives will be shared on a current science-related issue. Feeling hungry? Delicious treats and beverages will be available for purchase. Grab your friends and join us for some sensational hands-on science amidst four floors of world-class galleries. This event is targeted to adults. Cost: Free, with a fee for some activities. Time: 5-10 pm. Address: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
May 21, 2015
NEW AND UNIQUE IN OTTAWA OTTAWA SOLEIL Your Unique and Fabulous Intercultural THEMED DINNER-SHOW-DANCE in Ottawa Discover and experience fine gastronomy with our French Top Chef, enjoy the show, and dance with our artists like you were in a paradise and tropical island This is a great and fun evening to meet new and exciting people. Buy your tickets now! They are selling very fast. A fabulous party in Ottawa! Don’t miss it!
May 23, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Indy Eleven Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
May 23, 2015
Information Day events offer hope and support to patients, caregivers and survivors by providing the opportunity to connect with others on the brain tumour journey as well as with health care professionals in the top of the field of neuroscience and oncology. Topics covered at the events can include brain tumour basics, surgery, non-malignant brain tumours, pediatric brain tumours and quality of life issues. There are opportunities to hear exciting speakers, connect with experts and find others on the brain tumour journey.
May 23, 2015
Order now and pick up on Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. at Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, QC. The online ordering site is now open - www.rainbarrel.ca/gatineau. Rain barrels cost $55.00 if ordered online in advance or $60.00 if purchased on site the day of the sale. Other items such as downspout diverters, wood stands and flower pots are also available. E-mail aylmeruc@lycos.com for additional information.
May 23, 2015
Tone Cluster presents nonSense and inSensibility Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3pm First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue W. Ottawa K1P 5J4 Whether it’s style, logic, political correctness or outright censorship that’s in question, Tone Cluster - quite a queer choir – presents an entertaining concert of playful, silly, and moving pieces by Canadian and international composers. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, with a $10 student rush price at the door. There is free admission for accompanied children under 12, with tickets available at Leading Note, Books on Beechwood, Venus Envy, After Stonewall, Compact Music and online at www.tonecluster.ca
May 24, 2015
Atlantic Voices salutes the musical legacy of one of Canada's songwriting greats with "From Fogarty's Cove to Freshwater: Celebrating Stan Rogers". With director Scott Richardson and accompanist Theresa Clarke, the choir sings pieces from throughout Stan's remarkable but tragically brief career, presenting songs from each of his albums, reimagined by some of Canada's leading choral arrangers. Main show starts at 3:00 pm; pre-show with Fumblin' Fingers starts at 2:15 pm. Reception and silent auction follow the show. Advanced tickets $15 until May 22: at Leading Note (370 Elgin St.) or call Hannie (613.722.9240). $20 at the door. Free for children 12 and under.
May 24, 2015
Chances R presents the 6th Annual Dining in the Dark; Unseen Cuisine, in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Dine in the dark on Monday, May 25, 2015 with a blacked out restaurant and served four courses meal. Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open one hour before and there are two sittings; 5:00pm and 7:30pm. You must purchase a ticket in advance to attend, and tickets do sell out quickly. Tickets are available at Chances R in the College Square plaza at 1365 Woodroffe Avenue. In the first five years, Chances R has raised over $20,000 from Dining in the Dark.
May 25, 2015
EcoEquitable will be holding its first Metamorphosis Eco Fashion Show. This will showcase the power of recycling fabric and transforming clothing to raise funds for immigrant and marginalized women in the Ottawa community. Barbara Laurenstin, co-host of Entre Nous, Rogers TV, will be the host. It will take place at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The event will include a catwalk showcasing the spring and summer fashions of EcoEquitable designers and Ottawa-based designers using recycled fabrics and upcycling of clothing. Fabulous silent auction and door prizes are sure to keep the night moving. All proceeds from the event will to go towards EcoEquitable’s “Sowing for Jobs” program, a professional sewing training that supports the economic and social integration of people in need, especially immigrant women.
May 27, 2015
Calling all non-fiction readers! Join us for a lively discussion of current non-fiction titles on the last Thursday and Saturday of every month. Book titles can be reserved and picked up at the branch of your choice prior to each month's meeting. Bring your suggestions for future months! Nepean Centrepointe Public Library 101 Centrepointe Room 1B Last Thursday of the month - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Last Saturday of the month - 10:30 am to 11:30 am Reading list: April 25th & 30th - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer May 28th & 30th - Behind the Beautiful Forevers [Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity] by Katherine Boo June 25th & 27th- The Power of Why by Amanda Lang
May 28 -  30, 2015
A comic opera, semi-staged with bass-baritone Joel Allison as Don Quixote. Music by Georg-Phillip Telemann. Presented by Ottawa chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, directed by Kevin Reeves. With the Ottawa Baroque Consort consisting of two violins, viola, cello and harpsichord. Now two nights! Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. At 7:30 pm.
May 29 -  30, 2015
The Art of Meditation courses teaches the Sahaj Samadhi meditation technique. Sahaj, in Sanskrit, means effortless and Samadhi is the silent yet lively state of awareness that lies at the source of thought – a state beyond waking, sleeping and dreaming that is an unlimited reservoir of energy, intelligence and creative power and a place of infinite peace and tranquility. Schedule: Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration: www.artofliving.org/ca-en/program/823 Email: ottawa@artofliving.ca
May 29 -  31, 2015
See the Ottawa Fury FC take on the FC Edmonton Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at TD Place. Tickets start at just $17 for adults and youth 12 and under. OttawaFuryFC.com
May 29, 2015
E-Waste Recycle.ca will be holding an E-Waste Collection Event Saturday May 30th at 1 Sweetnam Drive Stittsville. 10 Am to 1:00 Pm Get rid of all your old Electronics TVs, Radios, DVD / CD Players, Wires and more for FREE that have been piling up and unwanted. If it has a cord or battery we take it, We will take All Electrons and Small Appliances including Microwaves. E-Waste is processed and becomes New Products instead of going into the landfill. Volunteers welcome to assist in saving our environment. Book Now for Spring and Summer E-Waste Fundraiser Events for your group, or organization. We will be pleased to help you.
May 30, 2015
Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s is a charitable cycling event taking place on Saturday May 30th, 2015, in Gatineau Park to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research. The event will take place along a 21 km panoramic loop within Gatineau Park where, solo or in a team, participants can see how many loops they can complete in 3 hours. The loop consists of hills and thrilling descents along smooth parkways untouched by salt and hard winter conditions. This event is for anyone passionate about supporting Parkinson’s research and has something to offer to all types of cyclists in a team or solo category. Join us May 30, 2015! Registration is NOW OPEN! http://lapthegats.org/en/registration--pledge.html
May 30, 2015
This is a Special Event for Speakers, Trainers, Authors & Experts and a Rare Opportunity to Radically Improve Your Business! Plus You Get to Take Part in the Annual CAPS Ottawa Live Silent Auction! Morning Session: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm - "Help Me Hire YOU! 21 Strategies to Get Booked and Stay Booked As a full-time speaker who spent a year booking other speakers for 160+ events, David will show you how to build your business and increase your visibility, credibility, and hire-ability! Learn exactly what gets speakers hired using 21 specific strategies from someone who booked speakers daily. Extensive handouts will be provided. Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Workshop: "Live Ammo Marketing Lab for Speakers" This hands-on "roll-your-sleeves-up" program is designed for both emerging and experienced professional speakers who want to grow their businesses more rapidly, stand out from the competition more clearly, and win bigger and better clients.
May 30, 2015
Bird Day Fair Presented By: Nature Canada Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm Ottawa’s third annual Bird Day Fair will take place on Saturday May 30, 2015 at Andrew Haydon Park. It will be a day to “Welcome back birds” in a public celebration of International Migratory Bird Day in the national capital region’s own Important Bird Area (IBA). There will be lots to do for the entire family including guided bird walks, a bird banding demonstration, craft and activity stations to engage visitors of all ages, and a stage where informative talks, music and other entertainment will take place all day long. The event is free and fun for all ages. ... For more information on what is happening at the Bird Day Fair, visit naturecanada.ca
May 30, 2015
History (a)Live: Pasts off the Page & on the Stage at the National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage Eight powerful stories told through film, theatre, poetry and oral storytelling will illuminate the past and its impact on the present for one evening in Ottawa. Founded by three volunteer co-directors, Staging Our Histories brings performers from diverse traditions together with members of academia and the general public. An evening of performances, as well as interactive talk-backs moderated by host Adrian Harewood, will engage the artists and audience in a dialogue about the ways we express and understand our pasts beyond the page. The performances and talk-backs will be followed by a brief reception, also at the National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage.
May 31, 2015
Calling all dog owners in the Ottawa area! You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. On Sunday, May 31, 2015, participate in “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The fun takes place at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue. All well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. You and your pooch can join in the dog social, then walk 4-kms through the park, and stay around for a barbecue and plenty of door prizes. The dog social and registration is from 9:30-10:30am, with the walk starting at 10:30. Pay $30 on-site to participate or waive the entry fee by obtaining pledges in advance. Entry forms are available at various area locations or email events@guidedogs.ca . You can also sign up for the event online at www.guidedogs.ca . Register online and create your own profile page to ask friends and family to sponsor you in this fantastic event. The first 100 to show up on May 31 receive a free grab bag. It’s a fun day for your dog, but he needs you to get him to the park; Andrew Haydon Park on Sunday, May 31 for Dollars for Dogs. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 760 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the local area with mobility-related disabilities. To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
May 31, 2015
Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival celebrates innovative theatre from across the country with live performances, Pay-What-You-Can presentations, artist encounters, and free community events. As Canada’s only national theatre festival, we bring Canadian stories to life on stage to create a cultural experience that can transform lives. Get tickets and full details at www.magneticnorthfestival.ca
June 04 -  13, 2015

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