Community Events Calendar

The Community Events Calendar will be updated every Tuesday. Submit early to spread the message about your local event!

For listings of events that are family-friendly and open to the public, please submit
the following information to

  • Name of event
  • Date
  • Start and end times
  • Location
  • Website
  • Description of event (maximum 100 words)

Please note, submissions may be edited for clarity.


April 20, 2019

Hop Into Spring

Starts: April 20, 2019, 10:00 am

Ends: April 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

Location: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland, ON

Description: <br>Cost: $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. <br><br>Children 5 and under are free. Annual memberships are welcome.<br><br>Join us at the museum to celebrate spring’s arrival and explore vintage Easter traditions from the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy family-friendly fun with the Easter Bunny Challenge, add a colourful touch to the day with traditional egg dyeing, put your green thumb to the test planting carrot seeds, and more. The Heritage Livestock Club of Eastern Ontario will be bringing some furry, and feathery, visitors along to Hop into Spring. <br><br>And, you might even catch a glimpse of

Bell’s Bunny Hop

Starts: April 20, 2019, 10:00 am

Ends: April 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

Location: Fairfields Heritage House, 3080 Richmond Rd, Nepean

Description: <br>Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person <br><br><br>Ever wondered what bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter? Collect all the pieces to your Fairfields puzzle as you complete family-friendly activities inspired by spring on the Bell family farm and the history behind some of the symbols connected to the season. Finish the puzzle for a delicious chocolate treat! Don’t forget to get into character by decorating your very own bunny mask.<br><br>This is a drop-in style program. No registration is required. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for weather conditions.<br><br>613-726-2652 <br><br><a href="" id="ow2535"

Easter at the Estate

Starts: April 20, 2019, 10:00 am

Ends: April 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

Location: Billings Estate National Historic Site 2100 Cabot Street Ottawa

Description: <br>Cost: $17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person<br><br><br>Enjoy family-friendly fun inspired by the spring season on the Billings farm. Explore Easter traditions as well as life on the farm as you complete activities and collect tokens to redeem for a delicious treat. Visit the Big Sky Ranch (link is external) petting zoo and say hello to our special animal guests. Animal feed is available for $1 per handful (Animal feed proceeds support Big Sky Ranch animal rescue programs).<br><br>This is a drop-in style program. No registration is required. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please

OHS Easter Craft and Bake Sale

Starts: April 20, 2019, 1:00 pm

Ends: April 20, 2019, 3:00 pm

Location: Ottawa Humane Society, 245 W Hunt Club Rd, Nepean

Description: <br><a href="; id="ow313" __is_owner="true">Website</a><br><br><br><br>Looking for some Easter treats? The OHS Auxiliary will be selling home made treats and crafts at the Ottawa Humane Society’s Hoppy Easter Open House Saturday April 20th 11 am - 1:00 pm at the animal shelter 245 West Hunt Club Rd (behind Hunt Club Nissan). We accept cash, credit or debit. Admission and parking are free. <br><br>For more info call Maureen 613-225-2860 or go to <a href="; id="ow323" __is_owner="true">Facebook</a>.<br>  

April 23, 2019

Storytelling with Stories & Tea

Starts: April 23, 2019, 7:00 pm

Ends: April 23, 2019, 9:00 pm

Location: The Royal Oak, 318 Bank at MacLaren

Description: Join us for an evening of storytelling with Stories & Tea on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at The Royal Oak, 318 Bank at MacLaren.

Stories for Springtime with Murray McGregor

Stories start at 7pm with a break in between for treats and chatting.

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 minimum).

Stories & Tea is presented by the Ottawa StoryTellers.

Ottawa Hortricultural Society April Meeting

Starts: April 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

Ends: April 23, 2019, 9:00 pm

Location: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON


April 24, 2019

'Speaker Series'

Starts: April 24, 2019, 1:00 pm

Ends: April 24, 2019, 2:30 pm

Location: Abbotsford Dining Room

Description: <br><a href="; id="ow959" __is_owner="true">Website:</a><br><br><br>Description: Karen Walker will talk about what she learned about the Israel-Palestine conflict during a recent trip. The group that she traveled with met 23 different organizations and individuals with a particular role, story or point of view to share including the Canadian ambassador, a representative of the PLO, a UN agency, a member of the Knesset and various NGOs. Please register in advance at Reception due to limited seating at 613-230-5730. $2.00 admission includes: speaker, tea/coffee and a treat! 

April 25, 2019

Medieval Mania: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Take Over LabO!

Starts: April 25, 2019, 7:30 pm

Ends: April 25, 2019, 9:30 pm

Location: LabO Theatre, 10 Daly Avenue

Description: <br>Night of Medieval Mania:Canterbury Tales’ Lusty, Long-suffering, and Devout Women<br><br><br>Famous English poet Geoffrey Chaucer has been called the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, whose most famous work,The Canterbury Tales, contained 24 stories, many of which centered around Medieval women - but did he really know anything about his subjects?<br><br>As Chaucer writes, late in the 14th century thirty pilgrims on their way to Canterbury engaged in a game of tale-telling. Though this was a time of plague and war, his pilgrims didn’t tell stories about those evils. Instead, most of their stories showed how, one way or another, women

April 26, 2019

E-Waste Recycling at Lady Evelyn School

Starts: April 26, 2019, 12:00 am

Ends: April 27, 2019, 12:00 am

Location: Lady Evelyn Alternative School, located at 63 Evelyn Ave

Description: Got e-waste cluttering up your house?

Don't throw it in the trash -- recycle it!

From April 26-28, you can drop off your used electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs, monitors, cameras, small appliances, stereos, speakers, anything with a cord), used batteries and used metals at Lady Evelyn Alternative School.

Collection hours will happen April 26 from 4pm-7pm, April 27 from 9am-1pm, and April 28 from 9am-1pm.

On April 27 we'll also have some fun Earth Day activities planned, so bring the whole family!

It's all happening at Lady Evelyn Alternative School, located at 63 Evelyn Ave in Old Ottawa East.