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This Weekend

Kanata Art Club’s Annual Show and Sale is April 29 - May 1, 2016 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, 1135 March Rd, Kanata. Original Art by over 25 artists. Free admission and parking. Friday, April 29- 6-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday May 1st noon-4:00pm. See www.kac1.ca/events.
April 29 - May 01, 2016
Show Tune Showdown™* takes place Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm at École secondaire publique De La Salle auditorium. (501 Old St Patrick (near the Byward Market in Ottawa)) Participating teams include Confidential Musical Theatre Project*, Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (ASNY) Productions and Suzart Productions Show Tune Showdown™ is a musical theatre performance game show with a unique blend of singing competition, and Name That Tune with loads of Broadway glitz thrown into the mix. Advance tickets are available online at http://tonecluster.ca ($25.70 + 70 cent admin fee). Tickets at the door are $30. Kita Szpak, KS Communications, kita@sympatico.ca
April 30, 2016
What springs forth as temperatures rise? The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus celebrates the arrival of fresh starts in their concert titled "All Nature Sings and Swings’ where the blessings of flowers, song birds and gentle breezes will swell from the rafters. Under the direction of Robert Dueck and chorus accompanist Peter Brown, the harmonious voices of the chorus are bound to please the most discerning ear. Also performing as concert guests will be the recently established Carleton Place Offbeats – a vocal swing/jazz ensemble under the direction of Margo Smith. The audience will be able to take a 'Sentimental Journey' as they sing along with this favourite tune and listen to new melodies that will remind all of new beginnings. On April 30th at 7:00pm St. Paul's Anglican Church, 20 Young Road in Kanata will be alive with joyous song celebrating the arrival of Spring. This annual performance will lift spirits and put everyone in the mood to enjoy the season. In tune with the theme, a silent auction will feature garden items and special baked goods along with other selections. Advanced tickets are $15—tickets at the door are $20—ticket and concert information available by email at westottawaladieschorus@gmail.com. Youtube/Facebook: West Ottawa Ladies Chorus
April 30, 2016
Spaghetti dinner and dance Freedom Dog Rescue, Ottawa Dog Rescue and Poets Vision are hosting their first annual Spaghetti Dinner. Come and join us for alot of fun benefiting an amazing cause. Date: April 30th, 2016 Time: Starts at 6:00 PM Location: Manotick Legion (5550 Ann Street) Tickets $20 (Please purchase by emailing dogsandmeatballs@gmail.com as tickets are limited) Must Be over 19 We will have: Spaghetti Dinner 50/50 Draw Silent Auction Live Music (Fred Delorme country singer) Cash Bar To purchase your tickets send us an email at dogsandmeatballs@gmail.com
April 30, 2016
It's time to learn how to get great picture and sound in POST. We've got more spots remaining in our Adobe Premiere Pro Picture Editing Workshop, coming up Saturday, April 30th, and our ProTools Sound Editing Workshop coming up on Sunday,May 29th. You'd better snag your spot NOW!
April 30, 2016
The Ottawa Grace Manor Spring craft sale on Saturday April 30th has been cancelled due to an outbreak in the facility.
April 30, 2016
#BREAKTHECYCLE Help Break the Cycle of sexual violence with the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre by participating in our 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon fundraiser! Whether you are a spinning master or a beginner, we invite all to come down and exercise for a great cause! If spinning is not your thing, we invite you to check out our online silent auction, live now! https://www.32auctions.com/breakthecycle
April 30, 2016
May 2, 7 pm. The conversation on electoral reform in 2016 goes deeper. Hear what the NDP and Conservative critics have to say about keeping the Liberal government accountable as their voting reform initiative goes forward. Let’s build a politically legitimate reform that works for all parties and all Canadians. Fair Vote Canada local chapter AGM; open to public; free admission. Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road. Doors open 6:30 pm, AGM business 7-8 pm; speakers 8 pm.
May 02, 2016
Learn what you need to consider and how to plan for starting your business. Invest Ottawa business advisors present this information-packed workshop to get you started in the right direction. All are welcome. Ottawa Public Library - Hazeldean Branch May 2 at 6:00 p.m.
May 02, 2016

Ongoing Events

1837: rebellion and economic disorder provide an ideal environment for phantom banks, fictional banks represented by phoney paper currency. An exhibition from the Bank of Canada Museum Swindle! tells a spirited tale of shysters, suckers, hard times and worthless money. Compelling artifacts and fun, historical tableaux provide a picture of the precarious economy of 1837 and the lives of Canadians who lived in this turbulent era. Located at the Canadian Museum of History - Behind the Grand Hall (Level 1, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection)
June 26 -  19, 2016
The weekend is for learning! Loops, arrays, classes and applets - Junior Java coders will be learning all this and more as they program real JAVA applications. Classes are designed for ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome to participate. The JAVA programming classes are held every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn, with the 1st session on October 17. We also hold Minecraft EDU programmes for ages 6 and up on the 1st Saturday of every month. For more information, kindly contact Mary at 613-721-3872. Classes are held at Academie de la Capitale, 1010 Morrison Dr. Suite 200, Ottawa, ON K2H 8K7
October 17 - June 18, 2016
Start to speak French and meet new friends in a relaxed setting. Mondays, 1 p.m. (2hrs) Drop-in program Cumberland Branch, Ottawa Public Library 1599 Tenth Line Rd Orléans
January 11 - May 30, 2016
40th Exhibition and Sale of over 100 original works by local artists. Open every day Noon to 6pm, Thu and Fri to 6pm. Free admission. St John's Church at Elgin and Somerset. Ottawa K2P 0H8 613-232-4500 www.artcredo.ca
April 16 - May 01, 2016
FUNRITURE SHOWROOM CLOSING DOWN MASSIVE SELECTION STILL AVAILABLE HUGE SAVINGS! MASSIVE LIQUIDATION SOFAS, CHAIRS, COFFEE TABLES, LAMPS, RUGS, DECOR ETC Please Call or Email us at Sales@zuffahome.com for reduced prices. Discount prices can only be obtained by contacting us or coming into the showroom at 81 montreal rd. 81 MONTREAL ROAD 613.695-0777 WWW.ZUFFAHOME.COM
April 19 - June 01, 2016
We run a bunch of small but perfectly formed creative, craft recycling workshops for those folks who'd like to upcycle but don't know how to start. All materials are supplied. Current workshops run most Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30 pm and currently include recycling paper into beads and note pads, twigs into brooches, etc. We are also available for one-on-one sessions or private party events. These workshops are suitable for adults, teens, and kids (kids under 12 years must be accompanied by an parent or responsible adult). Please visit us at www.recycle-eh.com for dates, workshop costs, and other details. Email us at recycle_eh@yahoo.ca and we will be happy to any questions. Register early and don't miss out.
April 30 - May 28, 2016

Upcoming Events

Learn about market research and how to use free, essential online business resources. Presented by a Business Librarian. Ottawa Public Library - Hazeldean Branch May 3 at 6:30 p.m.
May 03, 2016
Queenswood United Church requires strong backs to help bag mushroom compost for a fundraising drive. If you need hours towards your School Community Service requirement, you would work under adult supervision in the evenings between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. If interested, contact Steve Williams 613-834-9559. Bring work gloves, shovel and your school community service form which we will fill in, and bring a friend!
May 03, 2016
Beginner Turkish classes at University of Ottawa's Continuing Education. Total of 16 hours, 2 hours every week, for 8 hours. Wednesday nights, 7pm - 9pm.Starts on May 4th. Location: Ottawa University's Desmarais Building at the corner of Laurier and Nicholas. Bus stop right in front of the building. $130 for all 16 hours. We learn the basics of the language and Turkish food and culture. You can register online: http://www.continue.uottawa.ca/program_EN.cfm?courseID=840&groupID=12&catID=6 Deadline for registration is 22nd of April. Come join us in opening new doors in cultural exchange.
May 04 - June 22, 2016
Michael Hatfield, Deacon at First Baptist Church, Ottawa, will discuss how in a world where many armed groups claim to be carrying out God's will through violence, it is relevant to reflect on God's will in a great conflict: the American Civil War. Hatfield will discuss Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address in which he proposed that God's purpose in the American Civil War was distinct from that of both parties to the conflict. With God On Our Side? Lincoln, God’s Will, and the American Civil War takes place at First Baptist Church Ottawa on May 4th at 7p.m. (doors open 6p.m.) Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more details see http://firstbaptistottawa.ca/
May 04, 2016
WHEN: May 5, 11:15AM WHERE: Bayshore Shopping Centre (Level 1, by H&M) WHO: Melody & Alyssa WHAT: You're a new mom! Congratulations! Now it's time to figure out how to dress and pamper your new body and lifestyle. Let our style and beauty experts Alyssa Beltempo and Melody Iafelice, show you the hottest fashion and beauty trends and how to easily incorporate them into your busy life as a new mother. We've got easy tips & tricks for you to keep looking fabulous & stylish. COMPLIMENTARY: session, no registration needed, just bring your beautiful self and your newest bundle of joy. COMPLIMENTARY: Starbucks & treats
May 05, 2016
The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is known for being the most creative, sexy, and all-around fun performance, with a geeky twist to classic burlesque. This round the girls will amaze and pump up this fantasy spectacular with new stripteases and entertaining crowd involvement.
May 05, 2016
Back by popular demand, the second annual Science By Night event at the Canadian Museum of Nature includes lots and lots of great activities. So come and unleash your inner geek! Join in some trivia as well as Jurassic Jeopardy. Try some DNA extraction, owl pellet dissection and even video gaming. Be challenged by the museum's experts ... and so much more! Free entry! 5 pm to 9 pm. Cash bar. Address: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa
May 05, 2016
Welcome/Bienvenue to St. Albert Cheese Ottawa PoutineFest May 5-8, Poutine Plaza (City Hall) featuring traditional, exotic & now extreme poutine, the world record attempt for the biggest poutine, craft beer garden, poutine eating contest, new kids fun zone, king of poutine competition, live music all weekend long and more.
May 05 -  08, 2016
Ottawa's premiere leadership event. This year's theme is Architects of Tomorrow, featuring guests speakers who are considered visionary. Visionary leaders have the ability to see a preferred future, operate in the present, and utilize the resources around them to architect a clear path to a new destination. They work tirelessly to empower those around them to bring a vision to life. Net proceeds from Leadercast Ottawa are donated to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and The Ottawa Mission.
May 06, 2016
Vesak Day and Asian Heritage – May 7, 2016 Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 VesakInOttawa@gmail.com Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
May 07, 2016
Local horror author & poet will be appearing at Singing Pebble Books Saturday, May 7th, 11am - 1pm. Join us at this book signing featuring the entire Symbiot Series! The Symbiot (I) The Hunt: Symbiosys (II) Necropolis (III) Also featuring, for the first time in print, "A Dark Corner of My Soul", a selected collection of dark poetry.
May 07, 2016
Queenswood United Church will be holding it's annual “Spring Fling Yard Sale” on May 7th from 8:30-2:00pm. There will be burgers and hot dogs for sale at lunch. “Lionel”, Boston Pizza’s mascot will be there between 11:30am – 12:30pm so come join us and bring the kids! We are located at 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orleans. Visit our website for directions: www.queenwoodunited.org
May 07, 2016
Looking for a healthy way to kick off the summer? The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has just what you need! Join best-selling author, registered nutritionist and Founder of Live the Smart Way, Kathy Smart for an interactive workshop at the Museum celebrating Canada’s favourite super-food, Pulses! The workshop will include a presentation from Kathy Smart, as well as a cooking demonstration of four of Kathy’s healthy, delicious recipes featuring pulses- all high in protein, low in fat and packed with vitamins and minerals! Cost: $25
May 07, 2016
Indoor/outdoor Spring Sale - Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 9 am - Aylmer United Church, 164 Principale, Aylmer, Quebec. Looking for furniture, dishes, etc., and great deals on previously-owned treasures? Come and browse through our good used items, books, baking, furniture, and much more! Take-out lunch. Contact: aylmeruc@lycos.com or 819 685 0656. To rent a table, $25, contact 819 682-7553 or gregme@videotron.ca.
May 07, 2016
Get your lightsabers out and get ready for an out of this world musical adventure! Viva Suzuki is a concert that involves all our SuzukiMusic students, from the earliest beginners to the most senior: violinists, violists, cellists, flutists and guitar students all perform in SuzukiMusic’s most important annual fundraiser, scheduled for May 7th, 2016 at 2pm, at Cedarview Alliance Church in Barrhaven. The concert is a tribute to Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and his timeless vision of changing children’s lives through music. All funds raised go to support school programming, Faculty development and our sister school, Vision Nouvelle in Haiti. Tickets: (available for online purchase) $15 Adults $10 Seniors (60+) $8 Child (2 to 18) $45 Family Pack (2 adults + unlimited children)
May 07, 2016
Treat Mom to a delightful brunch. Buffet highlights include hearty breakfast fare, omelette station, seafood au gratin, citrus-crusted salmon, beef au jus, pasta station, salads, and exquisite desserts. Two seatings: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Prices at nature.ca; includes general admission to the museum and a 15% gratuity (taxes and 3D movies are extra). Reservations: 232-6976 or email: reservations.ottawa@gourmetcuisine.com. Don't delay, reserve now!
May 08, 2016
Kiwis love setting off on a Tiki Tour. It’s a trip where you take the scenic route, sidetrack a little, linger and experience new things. We invite you to join us on the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour. An evening of meandering, digressing, indulging and awakening the senses. Who knows where, what or whom you’ll discover! What we do know is there will be amazing NZ wines, fascinating people and memorable photo opportunities. It’s time to escape and explore! NEW Sauvignon Blanc Regional Counter The explosive varietal that awoke the world! Let us take you on a journey of taste and experience how terroir and winemaking results in the many unique styles of New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc. Participating Wineries Babich Wines Matua Wines Oyster Bay New Zealand Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand Sacred Hill Vineyards Saint Clair Family Estate Spy Valley Wines te Pa Family Vineyards Toi Toi Wines Villa Maria Estate Whitehaven Wine Company
May 09, 2016
This session provides a basic overview of investing. You’ll learn about the various savings vehicles (e.g. TFSA’s, RRSP’s, non-registered investment accounts) and the investment options and strategies available to all of us. Presented in partnership with John Hastings of RBC Dominion Securities. Ottawa Public Library - Hazeldean Branch May 10 at 6:30 p.m.
May 10, 2016
Ottawa School of Art’s Annual Fundraising Party Wednesday, May 11th 2016 from 6-9pm 1233 Wellington St W Costumes & Cocktails Dress as your favourite Artist or artwork! An Evening with Thyme & Again Creative Catering Silent Auction | Appetizers | Live & Interactive Art for all ages! In support of the OSA’s Community Outreach & Bursary programs: Teaching tuition free art course in seven different community centres & shelters across Ottawa Early bird tickets: $40 Regular tickets: $50 As we continue to organize this unique event, we would like to keep you informed and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact our Resource Coordinator, Malika Welsh, at development@artottawa.ca, or call 613-241-7471, extension 31. We hope to see you can help us celebrate the impact OSA has on our community and the work we will continue to do for the city of Ottawa! WHEN Wednesday, 11 May 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar WHERE 1233 Wellington St W -1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON
May 11, 2016
Hulse, Playfair & McGarry is hosting a complimentary and informative seminar addressing important issues to you and your family. Marcia A. Green, a lawyer at Nelligan O’Brien Payne, will provide useful tips for preparing your Will and choosing an Executor. Our preplanning consultant will provide an honest approach to funerals and how to plan ahead to make things easier on your family. RSVP to preplanning@hpmcgarry.ca or 613-233-1143
May 12, 2016
An event to celebrate and empower local street-engaged youth. Come join us to view and bid on their artwork and watch them perform live music. Also sign up for a paint night experience with local artist Sarah Moffat and enjoy goodies from local bakeries. This is a family friendly event. There will be crafts for the kids and grown ups alike. Come help raise money and awareness of a great program for local homeless and at risk youth. 1525 Princess Patricia Way. Lansdowne Horticulture Building 6:30-9:30pm FREE ADMISSION!
May 12, 2016
Estate Planning means preparing the process to distribute your assets upon death. This panel discussion will be of interest to seniors and also to their family members. Join us for practical information on topics such as financial planning matters, powers of attorney, wills, dying without a will, and funeral and cemetery pre-planning. Three experts will share their knowledge in the field of estate planning and provide a comprehensive picture of what you need to consider. Light refreshments served. Join us Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank St., May 12, 6:30-8:00 pm. Register for this free event on the Ottawa Public Library website www.biblioottawalibrary.ca/programs, or call 613-580-2940.
May 12, 2016
Join the Canadian Public Relations Society for its last professional development event in Ottawa-Gatineau before the summer break. Connect with communications professionals in the National Capital Region and discover which practice tools are recommended to communications managers as being essential in an ever-changing digital age. Featured guest speaker, Julia Oosterman, Director of Communications with the Toronto Central Community Access Care Centre, will explain why communications professionals must not only understand the current landscape, but must have a line-of-sight to what will be “the next big thing.” Information discussed will be appropriate and executable across all vertical markets.
May 12, 2016
The monthly céilí for Comhaltas Ottawa. Great fun for the entire family with live trad music. Join in on the fun dances, each walked through so all levels of dancing welcome. $15 for guests, $5 for students, children under 12 free. Intermission features local performers. Cash bar and complimentary snacks. Blessed Sacrament Hall, 194 Fourth Avenue. 14 May, 7pm.
May 14, 2016
Catalyst 2016 is an interdisciplinary health + fitness conference for professionals, students and enthusiasts. We bring together industry experts that satisfy 3 requirements: 1) wide social influence, 2) proven credentials, 3) evidence of industry progression. Our experts belong to multiple disciplines such as: sports medicine, strength + conditioning, business, nutrition, psychology, movement therapy and yoga. This year we will be located at EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle for the Friday pre-conference and at the beautiful Centre for Construction Excellence for the main 2-day conference (Saturday and Sunday). You can expect 10 presenters - 4 internationally acclaimed and 6 local heros who will take you through a combination of lecture, interaction and practical application. Be prepared to be educated, inspired, and captivated.
May 14 -  15, 2016
the Labrador Society of Ottawa will be hosting its annual dinner dance on May 14th – 6pm at the legion on Kent st. Live music with the Heartbeats, full dinner. Tickets $40.00, $20 for 10-15 year olds, free for under 10. All proceeds go towards cultural projects in Labrador! Check us out on twitter, facebook, or at our webpage Labradorsociety.ca For tickets call Hannie at 613-722-9240 or email money transfer friendsoflabrador@gmail.com
May 14, 2016
Join Coro Vivo Ottawa in a concert that proposes to be a tour around the world. Music is an intrinsic part of any culture, offering a window into the unique individuality and idiosyncrasy of each nation. Ethnomusicologists have long-determined the role music plays in establishing culture and shaping identity, ultimately influencing defining characteristics.  From a world of song, we invite you to join Coro Vivo for an exploration of world music in a dynamic performance with guest musicians, where our insightful director, Antonio Llaca, will provide commentary, knowledge and understanding on what makes world music so colourful and unique. A World of Song Saturday May 14, 8 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd., Orleans Tickets: $20, free for children under 14 Available at: the door, Leading Note, Compact Music or call 613-841-3902 www.corovivoottawa.ca This is a benefit concert for the CHEO Foundation
May 14, 2016
The Outaouais Wood Carvers proudly presents our 28th annual wood carving and pyrography show, Poetry on Wood, where wood artists from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and beyond gather in Ottawa each year to showcase their wood artistry and to compete at all skill levels from beginner to accomplished. The event will take place at the Kars Recreation Centre, 1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars, ON. There will be close to 200 artworks to admire. Club members will be doing carving and pyrography demonstrations throughout the show and a live whittling contest will take place at 2 to 4 PM.
May 14, 2016
613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where Ottawa's creative community along with entrepreneurs and small businesses showcase their products and creations to shoppers. Artisans, designers, artists, musicians and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and FREE! It’s all happening at the new Lansdowne Park from 10am-4pm on the following Saturdays: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23,August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, 2016.www.613flea.ca
May 14, 2016
Join Bicycle Craft Brewery for a traditional style biergarten with a bicycle twist Saturday May 14th, 135 Barrette St. in Beechwood Village. New brews, food trucks, local music and more. Open to all ages, pets and bicycles. Free admission!
May 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free with museum admission In addition to being critical for the growth and maintenance of our muscles, blood and other tissues, stem cells are a part of our Canadian history as adult stem cells were first discovered by Canadian scientists in the early 1960s. World-wide, 50,000 bone marrow transplants of blood stem cells are performed each year. A decade ago, we discovered that age-related osteoporosis is caused by a loss of bone stem cells; and recently, demonstrated that transplantation of bone stem cells in mice can prevent osteoporosis. Join Dr. Bill Stanford as he explores the facts and myths surrounding adult stem cells in aging and regenerative medicine! The presentation will be in English only with a bilingual Q & A.
May 14, 2016
Spring Roast Beef Buffet - Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Aylmer United Church, 164 Principale, Aylmer, Quebec. Sponsored by Overton's Big Rock Farm and Aylmer United Church. Two sittings 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm in the church hall. Adults $14; children under 10, $7.00. Take out available. Everyone welcome. Reserve tickets by calling 819 684 3571 and leaving a detailed message.
May 14, 2016
The Ottawa Rowing Club, Canada’s oldest rowing club established in 1867, will be hosting the Tulip Relay Rowing Regatta on the Rideau Canal on May 14 between 10am and 12pm. The first edition of this event will feature Ottawa Rowing Club rowers racing over a 250m distance of the Canal between Fifth Avenue and Lansdowne Park. Crews will row 250m out, around a buoy and race the 250m back in a relay style competition that will feature single, double and quad rowing shells (boats). Spectators are welcome! This is a fantastic opportunity to get a unique up close view of competitive rowing crews racing head to head. Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Rideau Canal, as well as the beautiful Tulip Festival and as we kick off the 2016 rowing season!
May 14, 2016
At 2 pm. Under the direction of music director Kirkland Adsett, the combined choirs of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe are planning a joyful journey of song across a millennium of English church music. Beginning with Gregorian chants, the May 15 Sunday afternoon concert will follow the development of sacred music to present times. Starting at 2pm, it will be presented on a freewill offering basis. Rev. Canon James Beall, hon. assistant at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, will explain the context of the pieces selected and how English sacred music evolved. Multi-talented Scott Bradford, formerly director of music of St. James the Apostle in Montreal, will be the organist. The program includes compositions by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams John Dunstable, Herbert Howells, Edward Bairstow, and Sidney Campbell. St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Ave. near Bank St. Freewill offering.
May 15, 2016
Chances R presents the 7th Annual Dining in the Dark; Unseen Cuisine, in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Dine in the dark on Monday, May 16, 2016 with a blacked out restaurant and served four course 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 six years of this event, Chances R has raised over $25,000 from Dining in the Dark. About Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind: Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 780 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 the organization, visit www.guidedogs.ca or phone (613) 692-7777.
May 16, 2016
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) invites you to an hour of lively conversation with the former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien. Mr. Chrétien will be the guest of Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, as part of the Signatures Series, which features original interviews with individuals who have donated their archives to LAC. Almost 40 years of political life are contained in the archives held by LAC. Places for this free event to be held on May 18 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., at LAC, 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa, are limited, so please register by email at bac.marketing.lac@canada.ca. Documents from the Jean Chrétien fonds will be on display during the event.
May 18, 2016
Our 1st film of the Season! May 20th 8pm George Street (between ByWard and Sussex) Presented by the ByWard Outdoors Vendor's Association, The ByWard Market BIA & The City of Ottawa Bring your blankets, chairs and friends and join us for a evening of fun!
May 20, 2016
Calling all Christians Men and Women from ages 25 and up in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, surrounding areas and U.S.A. to come out and enjoy a fun evening full of excitement!!! When: May 21, 2016 Location: 415 Piccadilly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 0H3 Bus 2&16 and there is free Parking There will be Prizes Entertainment Games Meet & Greet Speaker Appetizers/Desserts Refreshments Christian DJ Surprises Semi-Formal no Jeans or Caps By Ticket Only Please Reserve by May 1, 2016 Contact for more information Email: christiansinglesknowyourworth@gmail.com Phone: 613-501-4280 or 613-712-7990
May 21, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the Museum for all things sheep! Highlights include border collies at work, spinning and weaving, felt-making, and much more. #SheepShearFest
May 21 -  22, 2016
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff | Swimming Against the Flood: How the World We've Built Challenges Our Children's Health and Weight
How the world we’ve built challenges both kids and parents alike in living healthful lives, and the few first steps we might all try to take to do something about it.

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff is an outspoken family doc, blogger, radio columnist, trouble maker, assistant prof. at the University of Ottawa, author of The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work, and founder of Ottawa's non-surgical Bariatric Medical Institute – a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre.

$10, students $5
(All proceeds to go to charities)
Ticket purchase: www.rpns.eventbrite.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 7pm - 9pm
Riverside Park Nursery School
3191 Riverside Drive
May 28, 2016
613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where Ottawa's creative community along with entrepreneurs and small businesses showcase their products and creations to shoppers. Artisans, designers, artists, musicians and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun, fabulous and FREE! It’s all happening at the new Lansdowne Park from 10am-4pm on the following Saturdays: May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23,August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, 2016.www.613flea.ca
May 28, 2016
From Vintage to Va-Voom!! This year's fabulous Tour cuts a swath right through central Ottawa, from Revelstoke Drive to Alta Vista, to the venerable old neighbourhoods of New Edinburgh and Rockcliffe -- featuring six homes and two extra gardens ranging from Victorian to ultra-modern. You don't want to miss this!! For more information, or to purchase your $35 tickets, click http://laurentian.iode.ca/.
May 28, 2016
Join us on Saturday, May 28 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm to learn how you can repurpose an old wooden picture frame using the art decoupage. All materials including the frame will be provided as well as light refreshments. The workshop will be held in our downtown Ottawa studio and is suitable for adults and teens (13+) – no experience necessary. Cost is $45.00 (+HST) per person and includes all materials. Payment is via PayPal - please read our Workshop FAQs for PayPal details (you don’t have to be a PayPal member) and our cancellation policy. To find out more about our workshops, visit us at www. recycle-eh.com
May 28, 2016
The Ottawa Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in Canada (established in 1867!) and one of Canada's largest clubs. The Adult Rowing League is just one of the amazing programs we offer. ARL is perfect for the brand new rower or rower with some experience just looking for fun. Register as a team, with friends, or on your own and we will set you up with a crew, a boat and coaches! Practices are held weekly in June, with race nights held weekly in July. The BBQ is on and the bar is open. ARL is all about FUN! Visit www.ottawarowingclub.com to find out more.
May 31 - July 28, 2016
At 7:30 p.m. Directed by Kevin Reeves Seventeen Voyces will present Shakespeares words set to beautiful music by some of the worlds greatest composers. Starring Peter James Haworth. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. in Ottawa South. www.seventeenvoyces.ca or at Compact Music, 206 Bank or 785 Bank St.; Book Bazaar, 417 Bank St.; Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.; Herb & Spice, 1310 Wellington St. West or at the door.
June 03, 2016
Westfest is a party like no other! Each year more than 100,000 people attend Westfest during our outdoor, three-day celebration of Canadian art and culture. As a free multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to showcasing Canadian artists and their work in an accessible and inclusive setting, this year’s Westfest will take place at Laroche Park, filling this riverside green space with a variety of artistic disciplines, from music, to visual art, spoken word, Aboriginal art forms, children’s entertainment, and so much more. Each year we host an outdoor main stage and feature some of the best acts our country has to offer. Past headliners have included Buffy Saint-Marie, Sloan, Joel Plaskett, Jane Siberry, Kathleen Edwards, and more. Established in 2004, Westfest places a special emphasis on diversity, children, and all families. Taking place annually, this year’s Westfest will be happening from June 3-5 and is proud to be Ottawa’s only festival of its size and scope that is free and open to all!
June 03 -  05, 2016
Prose in the Park Saturday, June 4th, 2016 11 am - 6 pm Ottawa's favourite open-air literary festival and book fair, Prose in the Park, will take place on June 4, 2016, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Parkdale Park. (click here for a map to the Parkdale Park). And it is absolutely free. Everyone is welcome! Le festival littéraire et foire de livres à ciel ouvert le plus aimé d'Ottawa , La Prose des Vents, aura lieu le 4 juin 2016 de 11 h à 18 h au Parc Parkdale. (cliquez ici pour un plan au Parc Parkdale). Et l'entrée est libre. Tout le monde est bienvenu! I will be there! I'll be at table 4a
June 04, 2016
JKT’s young actors present their spring play, The Mirror Never Lies, a family-friendly murder mystery. Show times: June 4 @ 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm/ June 5 @ 12:00 pm. Old Metcalfe Town Hall, 8243 Victoria St. Tickets: $10 / Contact president@justkiddintheatre.com or 613-800-2500
June 04 -  05, 2016
Celebrating Perths 200th anniversay and Downton abbeys final season. Music provided by St Andrews Baroque Ensemble. 1920s dress optional. Tickets $30 in advance. 6132672152. The Crossroads tearoom
June 05, 2016
A brand new and free festival in the most sought-after locations in Ottawa to live, eat, work, shop and play, will “ignite” Richmond Road between Golden Avenue and Island Park Drive, June 10-12. Fire up with the MEC Westboro Mile; soar down a 400 foot zipline; take in the best of the PC SuperDogs; look for the Aeriosa dancers as they leap through Westboro’s skyline and move your feet to the funky beat of The Peptides and the HiFi Showband. A foodie’s heaven, Westboro FUSE has its own Craft Beer Garden, samplers, brew and culinary stations, as well as gourmet burgers, savory snacks, fine dining, rich coffees, clean eats and divine treats along its main street. FUSE in all its blazing glory is produced by Aboriginal Experiences Arts & Culture in collaboration with The Westboro Village BIA. All you need to do is Get Set n Go!
June 10 -  12, 2016
Local Horror Author & Poet, Michel Weatherall will be at Coles, Billings Bridge Plaza 2269 Riverside Dr. Ottawa, Ontario 613-731-2444 Saturday, June 11th 11 am to 1 pm Featuring The Symbiot Series, Books 1 to 5 H.P. Lovecraft fans rejoice! This is a series of books worth checking out! “Reminiscent with Guy de Maupassant's The Horla" 'Seph Sayers, Blogger & Reviewer "In the Symbiot, Weatherall has created a spine chilling tale reminiscent of the style of Stephen King."TDC Book Reviews
June 11, 2016
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Nine & Dine Golf Fun Day and Lobster Dinner will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Canadian Golf & Country Club, 7800 Golf Club Way, Ashton, west of Stittsville. The day features 9-holes of golf with cart, plus a scrumptious, full lobster dinner to follow. Shotgun start is 2:00pm, with dinner at 5:30pm, and plenty of prizes. This is meant as a fun day of golf. Experienced players are certainly welcome. However, we encourage new or occasional golfers to join in the fun, with no pressure! Cost is $99 per player. You can sign up for the Nine & Dine at www.guidedogs.ca. For more information or to register by phone call (613) 692-7777. Whether you golf frequently or just once or twice a year, please consider participating in this event. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 780 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 Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities.
June 12, 2016
Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s is a charitable cycling event taking place on Sunday June 19th, 2016 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 cyclist! Join us!
June 19, 2016
Running June 22 to August 28, Wed. to Sun, 11 am to 12 noon, this family-friendly "play that moves," focuses on early interactions between European settlers and the Algonquin people who have lived here some 8,000 years. Heritage Perth.
June 22 - August 28, 2016
Funky-fresh fruit brews, concocted kombuchas, live funk bands and amazing food trucks will make Ontario's first outdoor sour beer festival one you won't want to miss! Hosted at Sawdust City Brewery in Gravenhurst, Muskoka on July 2nd between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Featuring one-of-a-kind sour brews from 17 Ontario craft breweries. Tickets are $15 and include entry to the first annual FunkFest Sour Beer Festival, FunkFest tasting glass, 4x drinking tokens and access to 'What Makes Beer Funky': an in-depth demonstration by Escarpment Labs. This is a 19+ event and valid photo ID will be checked with tickets at the door. More information at funkfest.sawdustcitybrewing.com.
July 02, 2016
Glebe Collegiate Institute, 9:30 am to 4 pm daily, July 4 to 15. Our 10-day camps for young string, brass, wind and percussion musicians are led by some of Ottawa’s finest professional musicians and teachers. Daily ensemble playing, group lessons, theory and ear training, for beginner to advanced players, lead up to a concert on the final day. Sports, crafts and recreation activities balance music studies. Nos camps de 10 jours couvrent les cordes, les cuivres, les vents et les percussions. Nos enseignants sont des musiciens professionnels comptant parmi les meilleurs de la région d’Ottawa. Chaque jour, nous offrons des séances de jeu d’ensemble, des leçons en groupe et des cours de théorie musicale et d’éducation de l’oreille, qui culminent avec le concert de la dernière journée. Des activités sportives, récréatives et d’artisanat ponctuent les études musicales.
July 04, 2016
Duelling knights, dastardly pirates, proper princesses, promiscuous prostitutes, an ancient goddess and not one but two shipwrecks! How could the Fools have waited so long to tell the thrilling tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre! When our hero discovers a dark secret about the evil king of Antioch, Pericles is forced to flee for his life. So begins an epic voyage that takes him across several seas to far off lands where he discovers adventure, love and just maybe what life is all about. Don't miss this exciting, fast paced escapade set in a mythical world and played against the backdrop of Ottawa's parks. Fun for the entire family! Artistic Team: Director: Catriona Leger Costume Designer: Vanessa Imeson Set Designer: Stephanie Dahmer Composer: Mishelle Cuttler Cast: Pierre Brault, Jennifer Cecil, AL Connors, Mary Ellis, Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha, Mekdes Teshome
July 04 - August 20, 2016
The Ottawa Rowing Club is Canada's oldest rowing club (established in 1867) and one of Canada's largest clubs. We offer a variety of amazing programs, including Discover Rowing Summer Camps! Discover Rowing Summer Camps are a great way for boys and girls ages 12-17 to learn about rowing and decide whether to take up the sport more seriously. For those who have already tried and enjoyed rowing, camp is a way to improve their skills! Camps run in week-long sessions from 8:30pm-3:30pm, except on public holidays. The camps are directed by experienced rowers and coaches who are qualified in first aid and CPR. Campers get out on the Ottawa River daily, and learn water safety, boat rigging and maintenance. The camp also features other age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities. The following camp weeks are offered: July 4-8 July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29 August 8-12 August 15-19 August 22-26 Visit www.ottawarowingclub.com to find out more.
July 04 - August 26, 2016
The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra from New York returns to Centrepointe Theatre for a one-night performance only on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The iconic band presents its 2-hour greatest hits show that includes the timeless classics  In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade,Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction.  A must-see performance for all jazz and swing fans of the Big Band era! Tickets are now available at www.centrepointetheatre.com or by calling 613-580-2700.
July 08, 2016
LEARN A LIFELONG SKILL * MAKE NEW FRIENDS * HAVE A BLAST DOING IT Voted one of Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO! GTA Photography Classes is a premier photography school, offering: Summer Camps in Toronto, Ottawa and Chicago, March Break & 10 Week programs. Campers learn photography & film in a fun and interactive environment! Teen Camp 1 teaches campers to use their cameras in full manual mode so that they can artistically and confidently capture the world around them. Daily outdoor excursions to many great Ottawa locations encourage students to practice aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Creative photo activities allow campers to have fun expanding their creativity. DATES: Jul 11-15 | Ottawa Jul 25-29 | Ottawa TIME: 9 am - 3 pm AGE: 13 - 17 years old DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://gtaphotographyclasses.com/kids-teens/summer-camps/teen-camp-1-ottawa/
July 11 -  15, 2016
The Classic Theatre Festival presents a heartfelt comedy about a father and daughter rebuilding their relationship after years of disconnection. 8 shows per week, with pre-show talks half-hour before each show.
July 17, 2016
The Classic Theatre Festival presents George Bernard Shaw's wittiest comedy, a satirical look at war. 8 shows per week, with pre-show talks half-hour before each show.
July 22, 2016
The prestigious International Conference on Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids to be held on August 11-12, 2016 at Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Canada will focus on the theme “Recent Advancement and Progress in the field of Food Chemistry and Hydrocolloids”. We are confident that you will enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming Conference.
August 11 -  12, 2016
The Classic Theatre Festival presents a mystery in which a body is found and everyone is suspect. Running 8 shows a week, with pre-show talks a half hour before each performance.
August 19 - September 11, 2016
Running July 1 to August 26, Fridays at 7-8 pm,this family-friendly theatrical historic walking tour focuses on Perth's history of brewing, and the women who fought the ill effects of alcohol.
August 26, 2016
Ottaw Craft Beer Festival August 26-28th Lansdowne Park/Aberdeen Pavillion -Three days of Sampling -Largest Craft Beer Festival in Ontario - Participate in seminars,Onsite Activities, and much much more! Visit our website - www.craftbeerfestival.ca Twitter- https://twitter.com/ottbeerfestival Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/craftbeerfestivals/
August 26 -  28, 2016
Irish musicians Rory Makem and Mickey and Liam Spain. Seving up a night of great Irish music. At Centrepointe Theatre Saturday, September 17th 2016 @ 7:30pm
September 17, 2016
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? This is your chance! Easter Seals Drop Zone is a unique and exhilarating fundraising event that encourages ordinary individuals to become superheroes for a day. On Monday, September 21, brave individuals will challenge themselves and change lives by harnessing up and rappelling 19 storeys down the Morguard building (280 Slater St, Ottawa) for the 5th annual Drop Zone Ottawa presented by Morguard to raise funds for children and youth with physical disabilities. Rappelling participants must raise a minimum of $1,500, take part in a pre-event training session and will be guided by highly trained experts throughout the entire process. The rappel is facilitated by Remote Access Technology, a company whose staff are fully certified and highly-trained in rappelling and rope access. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER TODAY! You can register as an individual rappeller or create a team of superheroes. Visit www.TheDropZone.ca to register.
September 19, 2016
From September 21-25, 2016 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters. Whether you love classic cartoons, mind-bending experiments, fantastic digital creations, dazzling effects, technical fireworks, thought provoking observations, or pure gut-busting fun, there is something for everyone and anyone at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OlAF). For 40 years, the OlAF has attracted film and animation buffs, art lovers and filmmakers from around the globe. You won't want to miss this year's exciting line-up of screenings, workshops, panels and parties taking place at the ByTowne Cinema, National Gallery of Canada, Arts Court, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, and the Chateau Laurier. Join us for this week long birthday celebration, and as usual, of all things animation!
September 21 -  25, 2016
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo! Looking for your next step in education or to travel? If you’re considering an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or a shorter-term program abroad, or are looking to travel for a gap year or in your vacation, this expo is for you! The Study and Go Abroad Fair will feature: • Top-ranked universities from around the world • Undergrad and postgrad degree programs • Gap Year options • Work abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel • Scholarship tips and info • Free seminars starting one hour before the fair opens • Your chance to win an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world in our Grand Prize Draw • Free copy of Canadian Student Magazine • Free admission Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info and to pre-register online to enter our Grand Prize Draw, and follow us on social media for all the updates.
September 29, 2016
Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo! Looking for your next step in education or to travel? If you’re considering an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or a shorter-term program abroad, or are looking to travel for a gap year or in your vacation, this expo is for you! The Study and Go Abroad Fair will feature: • Top-ranked universities from around the world • Undergrad and postgrad degree programs • Gap Year options • Work abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel • Scholarship tips and info • Free seminars starting one hour before the fair opens • Your chance to win an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world in our Grand Prize Draw • Free copy of Canadian Student Magazine • Free admission Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info and to pre-register online to enter our Grand Prize Draw, and follow us on social media for all the updates.
October 01 -  02, 2016
A Centenary Commemoration or Easter 1916 in words and music. At Centrepointe Theatres 613-580-2700 or centrepointetheatres.com
November 09, 2016
Malaysia International Jewellery Festival 2016 (Spring Edition) will showcase the very best in jewellery design, unique and elegant collections from around the world. A whole range of jewellery collections, namely diamond, pearl, gemstone and jade await at the event, giving jewellery enthusiasts the ideal opportunity to purchase all under one roof. For further information, please contact +603 – 2171 2564 or visit www.mij.com.my. Event Date: 11th – 14th November 2016 Event Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm Venue name: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Hall 5 Event Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 11 -  14, 2016
The Royal Academy of Dance Presents their Solo Seal Examination. The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education organizations. Their exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide and they are a global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance. Join the Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/414798635387091/
December 04, 2016

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