7 THINGS TO DO TODAY
FOR THE FAMILY Westfest: At the free street festival on Richmond Road, there’s a full day of theatre, spoken-word, art and children’s activities — in addition to an A-list of Ottawa-area musical talent on the main stage, including Fiftymen, Camp Radio, Ana Miura, Slo’ Tom and the John Henrys. See westfest.ca for details. BACK IN TIME Art Fayre: At Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Features 17 area artists, including sculptors, potters, fibre artists and painters. Take Highway 417 east to the Maxville/Highland exit, go south on Highland and east on County Road 24. Info: 613-527-5230 or glengarrypioneermuseum.ca . Pre-washing machine days: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum at 2940 Old Montreal Rd. depicts life in rural Ottawa in the 1930s. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., try your hand at doing laundry using period equipment, and see examples of period advertising directed at women. Info: 613-833-3059 or ottawa.ca/museums . Walking tour: Heritage Ottawa’s first walking tour of the season takes place on the Central Experimental Farm. Learn about the farm’s history, its residents, heritage and more with Katharine Fletcher, author of Capital Walks: Walking Tours of Ottawa. Meeting place for the 2 p.m. tour is the Dominion Observatory at 930 Carling Ave. Info: 613-230-8841 or heritageottawa.org . FOR ART LOVERS Stories and art: At the Canadian Museum of Civilization, listen to Cree stories by Saskatchewan artist Neal McLeod and join an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. painting workshop by an area artist. The storytelling is at noon, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibition, In My Lifetime: Contemporary Aboriginal Art. Info: 819-776-7000 or civilization.ca . Renoir’s landscapes: In conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada’s Renoir Landscapes: 1865-1883 exhibition. Colin B. Bailey, exhibition coorganizer, will give a 2 p.m. lecture in the auditorium exploring Renoir’s experimental landscape painting. Info: 613-998-8888 or national.gallery.ca . FOR HOCKEY FANS The science of hockey: The Canada Science and Technology Museum is celebrating Canada’s favourite pastime with 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. activities on the science of hockey. These include a contest to design a goalie’s mask, a scavenger hunt to win tickets to a 2007-08 Senators game, and more. Info: 613-991-3044 or sciencetech.technomuses.ca .