Thursday, April 11, 2013

Upcoming Events: Museum of Nature; folk concerts; National Wildlife Week

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Have no plans for this weekend?  Read Apartment613's round-up of upcoming activities.  Looking for other things to do beyond this weekend? See this list from Ottawa Start Blog, as well as the summary of events below.

Events in April

Green Living Ottawa notes in a post that the Canadian Museum of Nature has a series of events and exhibits this month on the Arctic.

Geek Girls Dinner Ottawa announce that their next event will take place on Tuesday, April 16, as award-winning author Shari Graydon shares how her organization, Informed Opinions, is building women’s leadership through media engagement and bridging the gender gap in public discourse.

In a recent post, the Spirit of Rasputin lists the following events:
  • The Great Canadian Song-a-Long in which songwriters compose a song to one of several predefined set of topics.  The shows are scheduled for Friday, April 12, and Saturday April 13.
  • Finest Kind, a folk trio from Ottawa, are also playing the Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill on Saturday, April 20.
  • The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is set for Saturday, Apr 27, and Sunday, April 28, at the Rideau Curling Club, 715 Cooper St, corner of Percy. 
  • Finally, on May 1 at 7:30 pm, there is Gil’s Hootenanny songs of protest, songs of hope.  This event is set to occur at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue..
Events in May

The Old Ottawa South Community Association has details on The Tracey Arnett Realty 2013 Hike for Hospice that will begin at The Hospice at May Court on Sunday, May 5th at 9 am..

The Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association notes the upcoming production of the Drowsy Chaperon,  a musical comedy set in the 1920s.  The show runs from May 7 to 11 and will take place at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre.  For more information you can read this article from West Carleton EMC.  To purchase tickets online go to or call the box office at (613) 832-1070.

Twitter Talks about Summer Fun

Ottawa Rickshaw took the twitterverse to find out what people were looking forward to this summer.  Click here to see what they found.

National Wildlife Week

The blog Green Living Ottawa has a post about National Wildlife Week.  According to the post, to celebrate this event the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge is organizing Ottawa Goes Wild, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 (rain date Sunday April 14) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brewer Park.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) also is inviting people to sign up for their Walk for Wildlife program, with events across Canada.  A local walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, when the CWF will lead a walk through the beautiful Fletcher Wildlife Garden from 9:30 to noon.

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