Out & AboutOut & About: February 16-22, 2018

Out & About: February 16-22, 2018

Out & About: February 16-22, 2018

Family Day on the Farm at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Feb 19

Spend your Family Day on a thrilling family adventure at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Take part in a multisensory look into daily farm life with animals, exhibitions, artifacts and hands-on demonstrations. Enjoy family fun both indoors and outdoors with activities for everyone no matter the weather. Make sure to visit the Demonstration Kitchen to pick up a special surprise! Adult tickets are $10, youth (3-17) tickets are $8 and senior (60+) or student tickets are $8. Event starts at 9:00 a.m.


Family Day at the Museum at Canada Science and Technology Museum, Feb 19

Swing by the brand-new Canada Science and Technology Museum this Monday to embark on a family friendly digital experience that will inspire kids and adults of all ages with a passion for science and innovation. Adult tickets are $17, youth (3-17) tickets are $11 and senior (60+) or student tickets are $13. Event starts at 9:00 a.m.


OttawaReads Volunteer Training at Richard Pfaff Alternative, Feb 21

Interested in volunteering as an OttawaReads Read Aloud volunteer? The Ottawa Network for Education is hosting a training workshop to help you support students from JK through grade 3 using a variety of early literacy strategies. Police Vulnerable Sector Check must be completed prior to volunteering, but registered volunteers can still attend the workshop. Make sure to register on Eventbrite due to limited space. Training starts at 9:30 a.m.


Tales of the Arabian Nights at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall, Feb 20-21 

Transport yourself to the mystery of the Arabian Nights through Rimsky-Korsakov’s bright and sparkling Scheherazade. The heroine of the classic tale is brought to life as Alain Lefèvre lends a firey passion to Quebec master Walter Boudreau’s concerto. Show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available now.


Heritage Day at Jean Pigott Place- Ottawa City Hall, Feb 20

Join the Community Recreation & Cultural Program Service and the Council of Heritage Organizations in recognizing Ottawa's incredibly diverse culture and history. Visit tabletop displays by historical societies, heritage groups, and museums while enjoying music and entertainment or chatting with one of the costumed interpreters. Light refreshments available. Event is free and runs from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.


REVISED DATE Brain Development and Numeracy at Richard Pfaff Alternative School, Feb 21

Ever wondered if brain development is influenced by the 5 senses? Ever wanted to know if there critical periods in brain development and whether adults can help brain development in their children during those periods? Sign up for this Brain Development and Math workshop to get the answers to those questions and more and learn about how you can support children`s brains for math growth. The program will be hosted by the Ottawa Volunteers in Education program and facilitated by Josee Debrouillette from the Parent Resource Centre. Make sure to register through Eventbrite since the room is small. Workshop is free and starts at 1:00 p.m.


The Merry Universe of Thomas Cadabra at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Feb 19

Come one come all to witness some of the most entertaining magic tricks in the world in this new show by Thomas Cadabra. Children will become musicians-in-training as they travel to Thomas’ imaginary world and learn to help him onstage. This free magical performance is fun for children of all ages. Show starts at 11:00 a.m.


Winterlude in Canada’s Capital Region

If you haven’t taken in Winterlude yet, this weekend is your last chance! Most festival activities are free to attend and are spread out throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Sno-Bus, a free Winterlude shuttle service, if you plan on visiting multiple sights! Programming includes dog sledding, tubing and ski lessons for kids  at Jacques Cartier Park and amazing live concerts on the Circle K stage at Confederation Park. JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Francesco Yates will be taking the stage on Saturday, you’ll surely not want to miss it!


Mental Health Best Practices, Tools and Resources at Jean Pigott Place, Feb 21

Join local public-sector professionals for an insightful discussion and a series of workshops about mental health. Topics of focus will include wellbeing and and self-care strategies, how mental health stigmas impact work relationships and how we can all contribute to fostering a safe, supportive and healthy work environment. Panelists include Paula Pyne (Uplift Consulting), Steven Dolan (Health Canada) and Ed Mantler (Mental Health Commission of Canada). The workshops are free to attend and registration is open now!


2018 Ottawa Wood Conference at Shaw Centre, Feb 21

If you’re interested in learning a thing or two about wood, one of the world’s most important natural resources, don’t miss the 2018 Wood Conference! The event will feature a full of workshops and presentations about structural mass timber, midrise wood costing, wood acoustics and much more. For any out there studying the trade, the event qualifies for OAA Con-Ed Structured Learning Hours so take advantage of this valuable opportunity. The conference starts at 8:30 AM and registration costs $125.


SPEAKING OUT - Under the Palm Tree: Sankofa Stories at NAC, Feb 22

Presented by Onyxstasia African Diaspora Productions, Under the Palm Tree: Sankofa Stories is a live, interactive event of perfect for the entire family. African dance teacher and storyteller Kahmaria Pingue and visual artist Hamid Ayoub will bring the classic African-Caribbean tales of Anansi the Spider to life through animated storytelling, drumming and traditional African dance. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn about Afro-Caribbean cultures and be entertained. The show starts at 7:30 PM and Tickets are on sale now–$22 regular and $18 for seniors.


Series Dance 10 #30 - Katia Gagné at Arts Court - Ottawa Dance Directive, Feb 22 – 24

Come join Katia Gagné and friends at Arts Courts for an evening of breathtaking dance. The three-day display will feature a video installation by Gagné, showcasing her stunning choreography, as well as photos, all accompanied by a soundscape and original music composed by Bruno Pucella and Dino Giancola respectively. The show promises to explore the tender mix of memories and present reality. Tickets are available now.


Taking Care of Yourself: Personal Planning for Business Owners - Invest Ottawa, Feb 22

Business owners and aspiring business owners, this is for you! Join Alaina Spec, of Business Law and Estate Groups, for a presentation about business strategy and its relation to your personal life including how to get money out of a corporation, how to use your business structure effectively, how to pass your business to your successors, and how to leverage your business during personal transitions such as marriage, divorce, having children and retirement. The presentation is at 9:30 AM and is free to attend.


The Ottawa Bachata Festival at Ukrainian Banquet Hall, Feb 16-18

Are you a fan of Latin Dance? I mean, who isn’t? This year the Ottawa Bachata Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever, and we don’t want you to miss it! It’s a 4-day event showcasing the talent, hard work, and passion of Ottawa dancers. Come see dance styles ranging from Bachata to West Coast Swing! With 25+ dance workshops and a ton of amazing DJs, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The full festival pass is $99 — visit the Festival website to get yours now!


MIA KELLY + JAKE GERALD: FRIDAY at The Origin Arts & Community Centre, Feb 16

Jake Gerald and Mia Kelly are teaming up for an unforgettable show! The Ottawa R&B and alternative pop singer and songwriter and the Gatineau singer/songwriter and multi-talented musician have added a show tonight, Friday February 16, by popular demand — so don't miss out! The two have been performing together since 2013 but this will be their FIRST LIVE CONCERT! Tickets are $5-10 and the show starts at 8pm.


Nick Maclean Quartet - Ottawa CD Release featuring Brownman Ali at Avant Garde Bar, Feb 17

The Nick Maclean Quartet is celebrating their debut studio album with a concert this Saturday! The album, Rites of Ascension, features the powerhouse quartet, with internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet iconoclast, Brownman Ali, as well as some of Canada’s best and youngest jazz musicians: Nick Maclean on piano, Jesse Dietschi on bass, and Tyler Goertzen on drums! Tickets are $15 at the door, or email nickmacleanquartet@gmail.com to get your $10 advance list tickets!


Children's Yoga at PranaShanti, Feb 17

The beauty of Yoga is its flexibility and versatility — it really can be for everyone. This Saturday, bring your kids to PranaShanti’s Children’s Yoga! Kids can learn to slow down, breathe, and feel playful! You’re never too young to gain a better awareness of your body through yoga. The poses will focus on balance, strength, and acceptance, with an equal amount of play and rest. There are yoga games, yoga songs, and yoga stories too! These classes happen once a month: February 17, 2018 March 17, 2018 April 21, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $12.00 per child or sign up for all 4 classes for $42.00 per child. Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre Write them into your calendars! Ages 4-9 years old.


Ben Globerman - Musical performance and Q & A at City Hall - Art Gallery, Feb 18

This Sunday, don’t miss the musical performance like no other… Ben Globerman’s exhibition, Call to Prayer is an immersive sonic installation which draws on the musical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The artist uses harmonies to weave a musical web — you’ll hear the voices of three local vocalists gradually become entwined into a tonal fabric! It’s an inclusive, visceral, and ultimately emotional experience! The exhibition continues until March 14. The show starts at 2pm and is free!


Pool Party at the Kanata Wave Pool!, Feb 18

Come to the Kanata Wave Pool this Sunday for some family fun! Autism Ontario presents a Pool Party for your friends and family — bring your own snacks, and enjoy the water! Don’t forget to register all members of your family who will be attending, whether or not they plan to swim. Open to children with ASD, their siblings, friends and caregivers only. If you’ve never been to a wave swim before, then watch out for the warning horn — you’ll hear it ever 7 minutes before the waves start. The event starts at 7:30pm and is free! Parents please note that you must be within arms reach of a child 7 years old and under.


Girls on the Spectrum Ottawa Drop-in Program at Orleans United Church, Feb 18

This Sunday, the Girls on the Spectrum Ottawa Drop-in is giving girls on the Autism Spectrum and their parents the change to socialize in a safe environment! With fun activities and great opportunities to make friends, this is the perfect way to socialize with support from both peers and parents. It starts at 1pm, and is free!

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