Thursday, May 12, 2022
After a six year hiatus, the beloved Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival is returning to Almonte in summer 2022. Today through Sunday the festival presents “Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Basketballs” at the Almonte Old Town Hall. The puppet show, aimed at mature audiences, will raise for the family friendly festival, which runs August 12 to 14th.
▪️The Canadian Tulip Festival is back with an eye popping 300,000 blooms in Commissioners Park near Dow’s Lake. The festival’s free and ticketed events include walking tours, Tulip Bingo, a boutique, movies, and a blacklight boardwalk from 8:00pm to 11:00pm daily. The festival winds up with fireworks on Sunday May 22nd at 10:00pm.
▪️The first annual Perth Short Film Festival hits the Full Circle Theatre on May 13th at 7:00pm and continues Saturday May 14th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 each. 26 Craig Street, Perth.
▪️We loved seeing the brilliant orange Orioles who visited our garden one day this week, and if you’re like us you’ll want to check out the free Ottawa World Migratory Bird Day Festival on Saturday. The family friendly event runs 1:00pm to 4:00pm and offers tons of information on birds passing through our area at this time of year. Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave.
▪️It’s Cleaning the Capital Saturday in Hintonburg and Wellington West, from 9:00am to noon. Bring the whole family, your garden gloves, and your rakes. Participating kids will be given a gift. Be at 151 Huron Ave N or the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St. W) for 9:00am.
▪️Celebrate the life of the late Pat MacLeod, affectionately known as “The Mayor of Hintonburg,” with the ribbon cutting of the Pat MacLeod Community Stage at Parkdale Park. 1:00pm to 3:00pm. 366 Parkdale Ave.
▪️On Saturday evening, grab a glass of wine and attend the Provincial Election All Candidates Discussion in Ottawa West - Nepean virtual panel, hosted by the Council of Canadians Ottawa Chapter. Found out where each party stands on four topics: Democracy, Watersheds, Housing, and Healthcare. Free. 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
The Slay Society supports families of people struggling with Glioblastoma, a grade 4, advanced form of brain cancer. On Sunday May 15 the Slay Society’s Plantopia fundraiser pulls up at Broadhead Brewery from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. In addition to a fabulous selection of perennials, herbs, veggies, and house plants, you’ll find a bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, a selfie wall, food, and of course Broadhead beer. 1680 Vimont Cres, Unit 106, Orléans.
Deal of the day
The Sale page at Northern Standard has deals on stylish and well made sweatshirts, hoodies, Long sleeve tees, beanies, and even onesies for infant Ottawans. The best part: everything’s made in Canada.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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