Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things To Do In Ottawa this Weekend - March 30 - April 1

Be sure to visit the Going Out page to check out all the local attractions.  Here's what is unique for this weekend:

Saturday is the last day for the Fraud Prevention Month Exhibit at the Currency Museum.  Lots of activities and fun - test your fraud detection skills and see if you can spot the fake!

Visit the Easter Bunny this weekend at Carlingwood Shopping Center for free crafts and sweets!

Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging - Saturday - A Community Food Advisor will share their love of food and knowledge about healthy eating for adults. Information will include making food choices as dietary requirements and changes are needed to continue good health and healthy aging.

Join Juno Children's Album of the Year nominee, Charlie Hope, for a fun filled hour of song and dance for the whole family at the Sunnyside Branch of the Library!

Earth Hour is Saturday at 8pm.  It's the darkest the city will ever be, and the perfect time to star gaze.  Bundle up the family and head out to go star gazing, and here's a link to pdf star charts by month - see how many you can find!

There is also a Candle Light Vigil at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in support of Earth Hour.

Family Story Time at the Library (some branches also offer an accompanying craft) - Beaverbrook,   Carlingwood,  Centerpointe,

Reading Circle for ages 5-11, Elmvile Acres Library, Rideau Library,

Go Fly a Kite - Ages 9-12  - Celebrate Spring with story & craft

Almost Free:
Aboriginal Family Festival & Pow Wow at Carlton University Saturday & Sunday - Ceremonies, Dance Demos, Craft Vendors - Admission is donation and parking $2

April Showers and May Flowers at the Nepean Museum - $1/child

Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny this weekend at Carlingwood Shopping Center, and stop to make some Easter crafts!  Crafts are free, the photos are $10 for a photo disc.

Live Irish Music & Pancake Breakfast - Pancakes, Ham, Home Fries, Fruit, Juice/Tea/Coffee for $5/adults and $3 for children.  Sunday, 10 am - noon.  Hosted by the St Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Cumberland Lions Club is hosting its 43 Annual Maplefest - All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast - includes sausages and local maple syrup.  $7/adults, $4/children under 10 - Maple Syrup products and bake goods for sale by the Cumberland Scouts and three local churches.

Not Free:
The Canadian War Museum is opening two new exhibits on Sunday - First World War Kits and Maple Leaf Badges - Admission is $12/Adult, $8/child or $30 for a family, and free for past & present Canadian Military Personnel

The Owl Prowl - Guided Owl Seeing tour in Gatineau Park - Cost is $15/adults, $12/students & $5/children

The GNAG Theater is presenting King Lear at the Glebe Community Center - Tickets are $20/Adults, and $15/Seniors & Students

The Wind in the Willows presented by Rag & Bone Puppet Theater - Tickets are $10 ea, or 4/$32

The Juno Awards are right here in Ottawa this Sunday at the Scotia Bank Place.  Capital Tickets says there are still tickets avaiable $68 - $245 ea.

Capital Parent is hosting a Parent & Kids Show and Wildlife Festival - Sat & Sun at the Nepean Sportsplex - There is a Wild Animal Exhibit, Little Rays as well as Dora, Diego, Darth Maul & Storm Troopers for pictures.  Kids play zone, Midway rides, face painting, etc... Admission is $13.25+tx /Adults, $10.50+tx/kids, Under 2 is free OR Family 4 pack $37.17+tx.

Local Sales & Bizzares:
Antiques Show & Sale at the Fieldhouse at Carlton U - Friday to Sunday - Admission $8/adult Under 18 free - check out some of the vendors being featured at the web site


And I know its random, and not directly Ottawa, but apparently Myth Busters is doing 2 shows in Montreal... what's a two hour drive to see something soo cool?