Public Service Announcements
Saturday February 2, 2013
Winterlude Weekend One Highlights
Saturday February 2:
-30th Annual Winterlude Triathalon starting at Dows Lake - 8 am
-Free pancake breakfast at Marion Dewar Park- 10 am to 12 pm
-33rd Annual Bed Race on Dows Lake - 12:30 pm
-K-Pop Night, Featuring VJ Gee and DJ Jaybe Park at Marion Dewar Park at 8 pm- celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with South Korea, and 60th anniversary of end of Korean War
- 22nd annual Byward Market Stew Cook-Off
- Performances in various venues such as Centrepointe Theatre, Shenkman Centre, NAC
-delegation from NWT - main level of Ottawa Convention Centre
-activities with Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival
-Outdoor Light Art Gallery in Marion Dewar Park
-Various events on Rink of Dreams by Ottawa City Hall
-26th International Ice sculpture Competition in Confederation park
-Lanterns from Lantern Garden of the Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival - a tunnel made out of over one thousand lanterns in Confederation Park
-celebration of Samuel de Champlain's passage through the Ottawa area 400 years ago
-Anishinabe (Algonquin) Village in Jacques Cartier Park
-Superslides at Snowflake Kingdom in Jacques Cartier Park
Film screening of "W.A.R. Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney"
Saturday February 2, 2 pm, Wellington Room of Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. West.
Hosted by the Guyana Ottawa Cultural Association, this 90 min film covers the life of world renowned, historian, author, and activist, Dr. Walter Rodney who was assassinated on Friday, June 13, 1980, at age 38, in his native Guyana. It's a story of a man who dedicated his life, and ultimately, gave his life, in the struggle for equal rights and justice. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including the playwright, Clairmont chung, via Skype. Admission is $5. 613 291-3915.
St. Brigid's Day
Saturday February 2, 7:30 pm, 310 St. Patrick St.
Celebrate St. Brigid's Day with Diana Beresford-Kroeger and Ellen McIsaac and the Ottawa Celtic Choir. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist," brings together ethno botany horticulture, spirituality and alternative medicine to reveal a path towards better stewardship of the natural world. Ellen McIsaac is the creator and leader of the Ottawa Celtic Choir, which reflects a rich heritage of Celtic music in our community. The choir will sing the music of the Celtic nations and diasporas, both accompanied and acapella, in English and a variety of Celtic languages. Tickets are $10. Call 613-225-1830
2 Women Productions Presents "Ask No Questions: Family Secrets"
Thursday February 7, Full Circle Theatre at 32 Craig St., Perth;
Friday February 8, Wakefield Community Centre, 38 chemin Valley, Wakefield;
Saturday February 9, Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. North, Peterborough;
Sunday February 10, Neat Café, 1715 Calabogie Rd., Burnstown
Ask No Questions: Family Secrets belongs in a long tradition of storytelling that reveals how the keeping of secrets has such power to effect the way individuals, families and society at large develop. The piece holds a host of secrets at its centre, some big some small. Audiences are in for a real treat, not only because the story is a good one, but because, Jan Gregory is one of Canada's most dynamic tellers bringing decades of experience both in the theatre and on the storytelling stage to the telling of this deeply personal narrative.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. All shows start at 7:30 pm.
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Saturday January 26, 2013
The Organic Farmers' Market of Ottawa
Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm, Heron and Bank, behind Canadian Tire, in the Canada Care Building. The market provides exclusively organic products from vegetables, meats, herbs, breads and pasteries, to oils, skin care products and more. Growers and producers are locally based and are practitioners of sustainable organic farming, sustainability, bio-diversity and truly natural food. Parking is free.
Ottawa Chamber Orchestra 20th Anniversary Gala
Saturday January 26, 8 pm, Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St.
Music by Dvorak and Brahms. Canadian premiers - Rhapsodie on a Theme of a Gregorian Easter Chant for Harp and Orchestra, Morceau de Concert for Harp and Orchestra and Andrew Ager Suite from The Wings of Dove. Donnie Deacon, conductor; Julie Nesrallah, mezzo soprano; Caroline Leonardelli, harp; Harmonia Men's Choir and Tone Cluster Men's Choir. MC is Laurence Wall. Tickets are available at the door, or at the Leading Note. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students. To reserve tickets in advance for pick-up at the door, please contact the ticket manager at Tickets@OttawaChamberOrchestra.com
Old Fashioned Barn Dance Fundraiser
Saturday January 26, 8:30 pm - 12:30 am, The Drummond Building, 22 Ryan Street, Spencerville. The Drummond Building, located on the George Drummond Memorial Grounds, serves as an Emergency Evacuation Shelter in case of emergency in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township. This dance is a fund-raiser to support this important project. Hosted by the Spencerville Agricultural Society. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple at the door.
Storybook Magic by Majinx
Sunday January 27, 2 pm, Almonte and District High School.
On Stage for Kids is presenting Storybook Magic by Majinx. Explore magic tricks and illusions from your favorite children's stories. Tickets are $10 at the door. Come out and bring the family to a great show in a relaxed atmosphere where kids can be kids.
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Saturday January 19, 2013
Sat Jan 19, 3:30 pm - 5 pm, Churchill Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Rd.
Family Dance is a community dance experience for all ages. There will be fun, simple dances from Canada, the US and Britain danced to live music. All dances are taught -no experience is necessary. Please bring indoor shoes. Cost is $10 for adults and free for youth 16 and under. THe programme is presented in English.
Theatre Wakefield Presents Honky Tonk Blue - The Night Patsy Met Hank
Sat Jan 19, 7:30 pm, Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre, 38 Valley Drive, Wakefield.
Honky Tonk Blue is a musical about a star-crossed meeting between a young Patsy Cline, just beginning her climb toward becoming the queen of country music, and country's broken king, Hank Williams, just days before his death. Theatre Wakefield is thrilled to be hosting this fundraising event on behalf of the Wakefield Youth Sports Pad Fund. Tickets are $15 and available online.
MERA Presents Harpist Sharlene Wallace
Sun Jan 20, 2 pm, MERA Schoolhouse in MacDonald's Corners.
Harpist Sharlene Wallace will be presenting a wide range of music on her celtic and classical harps, as well as a unique insider's view of the instruments and their histories. Her program promises to be one of beauty, inspiration and fun as she has a wonderful sense of humour. Sharlene is both a classical harpist and one of Canada's most prolific and influential Celtic harp players. Tickets are $25 and are available online, by telephone (613) 485-6434 or in person at Jo's Clothes, 39 Foster Street in Perth, or at the door. Teenagers are free.
Second Annual Art Child
Sat Jan 27, 12 - 7 pm, Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave.
Art Child is a one day art festival that fosters the development of the arts by providing free workshops to children of all ages in a wide range of art forms. Workshops will include film, arts and crafts, dance, singing, photography, cooking, hair styling and more. There will also be a teen fashion show, art exhibit and live performances.