Issue 560 Volume 3 Number 57
It’s Thursday, June 23, 2022 and have you bird watched in the Cooper Marsh convervation area?
▪️Summer Street Market in Almonte, tonight from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Many of the cheerful little town’s local businesses will be taking part with sidewalk sales, food and drink, and entertainment.
▪️If you’re near the Market, ByWard Night Market hits York Street and ByWard Bops and Ottawa Mic bring the bands to the George Street Plaza. 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
▪️Ottawa Jazz Festival returns with a strong opening weekend line up of ticket shows , free club shows, and there’s even a Block Party on June 25th and 26th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Marion Dewar Plaza. Related: Buddy Guy has had to cancel his Ottawa Jazz Festival appearance for medical reasons.
▪️Mayor Watson and Councillor Glen Gower attend the naming ceremony for Lee Boltwood Park in Stittsville. 2:00pm at 4879 Abbott Street East.
▪️The WOW5: Solstice Celebration will combine interactive movement, music, storytelling and art-making in a green space along Gladstone Avenue. The event , presented by Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities (MASC) and Together Ottawa Ensemble, runs from 7:30pm to sunset, and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. 950 Gladstone Avenue.
▪️Stray Dog Brewing’s Shuffle Party with DJ Kam promises killer tunes and delicious beer on tap. The dance party gets underway at 8:00pm and goes til late. $11. 501 Lacolle Way, Unit 4, Orléans.
▪️Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival gets underway at Mooney’s Bay with weekend-long racing, on-shore all ages concerts, food vendors, crafts and activities.
Now’s the time to add fresh garlic scapes to your cooking, and Foster Family Farm has them. Head to the Beechwood Street Market or buy them online.
New market alert: Ottawa Street Markets and the St. Thomas Parish launch the Alta Vista Market tomorrow (Saturday June 25th) at 9am, at the front lawn of St. Thomas Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive. You’ll find fresh, local fruit and veggies, bread, free range eggs, beer, and more from over 40 vendors.
Biagio’s launched reservations for their special event, a farm to table Garden Dinner, on Thursday June 30th. The five course tasting menu by Chef Jessica Hendren will feature some of the stars of the restaurant’s own garden, as well as produce, cheese and meats from the hard working farms and restaurants in our area. This special dinner costs $80 per person.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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