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What’s On This Weekend

It must be spring, because the list of fun and frugal stuff to do just keeps growing…

This weekend in Ottawa:

The Tulip Festival opens! You can check out the official site here, and my “Best of the Fest” listing here; Spring Flowers Have Sprung in Gatineau Park (Sun, 10:30 am in French, 1:30 pm …

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What’s On This Weekend

After yesterday’s crazy winds, I’m happy that the forecast for the weekend is calling for warm temperatures and (mostly) sunny skies. Here’s what’s free and frugal this weekend in Ottawa:

The Ottawa Art Gallery is hosting its last Art, Paper, Scissors Creative Sunday of the season (Sunday, 1-3 pm); The Ottawa International Writer’s Festival has some free events …

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The Easter Bunny Plans Ahead

Hubby and I cringe at how much chocolate the kids get at Easter. Not surprisingly, the more chocolate the kids get, the more chocolate they – and I - end up eating. (Hubby doesn’t like chocolate. Is that really possible?) Though we try to limit the kids’ chocolate intake, the grandparents don’t seem to mind loading them up on the sweet stuff …

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Earth Day

Kids will be off school tomorrow for the Easter long weekend.  Tomorrow also happens to be Earth Day, and luckily for parents looking to keep the kids busy, the Museum of Nature is offering free admission to celebrate.   

Kids off school + free admission to the Museum of Nature = lots of free fun!

Tomorrow’s Earth Day celebration at the …

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International Day for Monuments and Sites

Edited on December 3, 2011: The NCC has revamped their website and the links below no longer work, but you can find the NCC’s new public art page here.

Today is the International Day for Monuments and Sites. In the past, the NCC has organized guided walking along routes that visited various downtown monuments. This year they’ve …

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Bagpipes on the Hill

I grew up a few doors down from a branch of the Canadian Legion, and I would often wake up on Saturday morning to the sound of bagpipes. You might think that I would have hated being woken up that way, but I didn’t mind at all. Over the years, I grew to really love the …

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