OTTAWA – Check out local and community events happening this weekend!

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John Valberg Memorial Blood Drive

 

Weekend:

 

Eggstravaganza

  • Bytown Museum
  • Follow the clues to find eggs hidden throughout the museum and collect a prize before you go!
  • April 19-21, 2014
  • 613-234-4570 x221
  • www.bytownmuseum.com

 

Easter at the carp farmers’ market

  • Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds
  • The largest producer-based farmers’ market in Eastern Ontario, with over 100 vendors offering produce, baked goods and crafts. April 19, 2014 www.carpfarmersmarket.com

 

Easter at the farm

  • Presented by: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
  • Come and celebrate spring at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum with the rabbits, newborn lambs and newly-hatched chicks. Don’t miss the annual egg hunt, and the “signs of spring” trivia found in the barns!
  • April 18 to 21, 2014, Friday to Monday; 9 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: Families $26,adults $10,children $7
  • At: Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Central Experimental Farm

 

The Bell House bunny hop

  • Fairfields Heritage Property, 3080 Richmond Road, Ottawa
  • April 19, 2014, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Cost:  $6 person, $10 pair, $16 family

 

Maple syrup fun

  • Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush
  • Sleigh rides, maple taffy on snow, interpretive walking trails and hearty maple meals.
  • Until April 21, 2014
  • 613-256-3867
  • www.fultons.ca

 

Taste of Chinatown food tour

  • Somerset Street West
  • Discover the best foods Ottawa’s Chinatown has to offer on this 2.5-hour walking tour by C’est Bon Epicurean Adventures! Learn about this fascinating area of town through its people, its culture and its food.
  • April 19-26, 2014 (Saturdays)
  • 613-722-8687
  • www.cestboncooking.ca

 

Ottawa orchid show

  • Kanata Recreation Complex
  • Come see displays featuring hundreds of orchids! There will also be a sales area and orchid artwork.
  • April 19-20, 2014
  • 613-749-0614
  • www.ottawaorchidsociety.com

 

Saturday:

 

Easter at the estate

  • Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa
  • Dates: April 19, 2014, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: $6 person, $10 pair, $16 family

 

Easter egg hunt

  • Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum
  • Look for Easter eggs in hundreds of places in the 100,000 square foot bunker and also make an Easter craft! These activities are included in museum admission.
  • April 19, 2014
  • 613-839-0007
  • www.diefenbunker.ca

 

Easter egg hunt with curious cottontail

  • Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
  • 2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland
  • April 19, 2014, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: Adults $7, Seniors and Students $5, Families $18

 

Eye for love tour benefit concert

  • Presented by: Moon Dog Theatre
  • Pour Boy Pub, 495 Somerset St. West, Ottawa
  • Join us for a full and varied evening of entertainment by an impressive line-up of local musicians, in support of Moon Dog Theatre’s Eye for Love Bus Tour. This is a cross-country project to gather stories about love and turn them into a theatre production and possibly a video.
  • Dates:  April 19, 2014
  • 7 pm to midnight
  • Cost: Donations Accepted, $10

 

Sunday:

 

Salvation Army Easter Dinner

  • Booth Centre location
  • Three sittings: Noon, 3pm and 5pm

 

Shepherds of Good Hope Easter Lunch

  • 11:30 -12:30

 

Monday:

Ottawa Mission Easter Dinner

  • 11:30am – 5pm

Later this month:

Roast beed buffet dinner

  • Join us at Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer
  • annual Spring Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday, April 26, 2014.
  • Two sittings: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Take out also available.
  • Adults $12.50; children 12 and under, $5. Take out available.
  • Reserve your tickets for pick up at the door by E-mailing aylmerunitedchurch@gmail.com.

Upcoming events in May:

 WALK FOR LUPUS

  • Saturday, May 10
  • Ottawa RA Centre on Riverside Drive in Ottawa
  • Contact Lisa O’Kane for information about the Ottawa walk  613.435.1330 lisanewton09@hotmail.com