Ottawa Citizen

7 THINGS TO DO TODAY

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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 .

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