March is almost over -Â I sureÂ hope it goes out like a lamb! I’m so ready for spring. I’ll start putting together my Tulip Festival listing soon,Â a good sign that spring is just around the corner.
This weekend in Ottawa:
- Friday night: The Austrian Embassy presents Arts Cafe at Tabaret Hall, featuring pianist Stefan Stroissnig;
- The Aboriginal Family Festival at Carleton University,Â Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm;
- Maple Sugar FestÂ in Richelieu Park, home to North America’s only urban sugar bush.Â Admission is free for Celebration Weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm;
- The Secret Garden (Part 2)Â at Billings Estate, Saturday at 1pm;
- Creative Sundays at the Ottawa Art Gallery, 1 pm;
- The Currency Museum is open Saturday and Sunday; their exhibit is all about money â€“ The Good, The Bad, and the Fake. Free admission.
- Stargazing at the Museum of Science and Tech on Saturday during Earth Hour,Â starting at 8 pm. (You can also read my blog post aboutÂ this event Â here.)
- I posted it last weekend too, but I think it bears repeating that Fultonâ€™s Sugar Bush, locatedÂ in Packenham,Â is open for the spring season. Itâ€™s a bit of a drive from Ottawa, but unlike many other area sugar bushes, it offers free admission and parking, as well as free access to various nature trails, free childrenâ€™s play areas, and horse-drawn sleigh rides for $2.00 per person.
- Almost Frugal: The Museum of Agriculture’s family admission is only $16 (2 adults, up to 3 kids). I hear they have some brand new piglets for the first time in 3 years!Â (Another sign of spring?)
Have a great weekend!