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What’s On This Weekend

March is almost over - I sure hope it goes out like a lamb! I’m so ready for spring. I’ll start putting together my Tulip Festival listing soon, 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, Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm;
  • Maple Sugar Fest in Richelieu Park, home to North America’s only urban sugar bush. Admission is free for Celebration Weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm;
  • The Secret Garden (Part 2) 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 – The Good, The Bad, and the Fake. Free admission.
  • Stargazing at the Museum of Science and Tech on Saturday during Earth Hour, starting at 8 pm. (You can also read my blog post about this event  here.)
  • I posted it last weekend too, but I think it bears repeating that Fulton’s Sugar Bush, located in Packenham, is open for the spring season. It’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 children’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!  (Another sign of spring?)

Have a great weekend!