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February 16 to 22, 2012

It’s the final Winterlude weekend! You can find my Best of Winterlude picks here, and the official Winterlude site here.

More fun this week:

The University of Ottawa Wind Ensemble performs at Tabaret Hall on Thursday (admission is by voluntary contribution); The Great Backyard Bird Count is on this weekend, from Friday to Monday. I …

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February 9 to 15, 2012

This week in Ottawa:

Winterlude! You’ll find my Best of Winterlude picks here, and the official Winterlude site here.

Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, and Koba Entertainment and The Backyardigans are offering free Valentine’s Day e-cards for kids! The card includes a picture of The Backyardigans and a personalized message. Just send a Valentine’s message to the …

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February 2 to 8, 2012

This week in and around Ottawa:

Winterlude starts on Friday and runs until February 20th. You can find my Best of Winterlude picks here, and the official Winterlude site here. Here’s hoping the weather cooperates…! The City’s Rink of Dreams is officially open at City Hall and is open to the public from 8 am …

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January 26 to February 2, 2012

Photo by rickbond79, Flickr Creative Commons

This week in Ottawa:

Catch Abduction (PG13) at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Friday – these movies are usually Almost Frugal but the Municipal Centre is showing them for free until the new projector arrives! The Dovercourt Recreation Centre is holding a night-time winter carnival on Saturday from 4 …

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January 19 to 25, 2012

This week in and around Ottawa:

Catch Johnny English Reborn at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Friday – these movies are usually Almost Frugal but the Municipal Centre is showing them for free until the new projector arrives! The 10th edition of the Mont Bleu Hobby and Miniature Festival takes place in Gatineau on Saturday …

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January 12 to 18, 2012

This week in Ottawa:

The outdoor skating rink at Rideau Hall is open! Public skating times are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm – scroll down and click on “Outdoor Skating Rink” for more info; Lowes is offering a Kids Build and Grow Clinic on Saturday (build a castle). Register by calling 613-830-6370 for …

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January 5 to 11, 2012

This week in Ottawa:

Thursday is the last day to enjoy free laser tag at Funhaven; The North Grenville Municipal Centre’s Holiday Skate & Movie Events continue with skating and showings of The Art of Getting By on Thursday, and The Smurfs on Friday; The lights of the downtown Christmas Lights Across Canada display can be seen until Saturday; The …

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Holiday fun, and a contest!

Congrats to Shannon B., winner of the Skate & Movie Event tickets! There’s still time to enter my NAC Orchestra contest for tickets to a Family Adventure Series concert - the first draw for tickets to see The Mozart Experience will be held on January 3rd.

Ed. to add: I’ll be updating this post throughout …

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What’s On This Weekend

I can’t believe this is the last weekend before Christmas! I did 98% of my Christmas shopping in two hours on Thursday. I am a shopping super star! :)

This weekend in Ottawa:

Friday is family movie night at the Glebe Community Centre, with a free showing of The Polar Express at 7pm; Take …

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What’s On This Weekend

This weekend in Ottawa – lots of Christmas fun!

Take in Christmas Lights Across Canada at Parliament Hill and other downtown locations; The Currency Museum is offering a new exhibit, Holiday Traditions Around the World; The Home for the Holidays celebration continues at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Friday through Sunday (Almost Frugal); Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides and holiday choirs in the …

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