Ongoing Events and Activities

This section lists events and activities that occur regularly on an on-going basis.

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Storytime at the Ottawa Public Library

Movie Screenings at Ottawa Family Cinema

Movies at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville

Movie Screenings at Rainbow Cinemas, St. Laurent

Concerts by the University of Ottawa's School of Music

Strollercise with Boomerang Kids

Ottawa Comic Jam

Playgroups and Drop-Ins

Monday Night Runs at euro-sports

Concert Series at Ottawa Churches

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  Name:   Storytime at the Ottawa Public Library

 
  Location:   Various branches; see website for details

 
  Dates:   Ongoing

 
  Times:   Various, see website.

 
  Description:   The Ottawa Public Library offers a variety of storytime activities on an on-going basis. These activites include stories, rhymes and songs. Check their website for storytime dates and times at your local branch.

REGISTRATION IS SOMETIMES REQUIRED! See website for registration details.

Babytime - For babies 0 to 18 months and a parent or caregiver.
Evening Storytime - For children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.
Family Storytime - For children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.
Storytime - For preschoolers aged 3 to 6 and a parent or caregiver.
Toddlertime - For babies 18 to 35 months and a parent or caregiver.

The library also offers many other programs for children of all ages, including book clubs, homework clubs, and special event programming. Frugal Fun Ottawa will occasionally list some of these events in our One-time Events calendar, but they are just too numerous for us to list every one, and the library website offers a great search engine for finding these activities.
 
 
Website:
 
http://programmes.biblioottawalibrary.ca/oplevent/events/libraryevent_e.cfm

 
  Event number:   20014  

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  Name:   Movie Screenings at Ottawa Family Cinema

 
  Location:   Notre Dame Auditorium, 710 Broadview Avenue (just north of Carling Avenue)

 
  Dates:   Most Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons; see website for current shows.

 
  Times:   Varies, see website.

 
  Description:   Ottawa Family Cinema is a not-for-profit movie theatre staffed by volunteers. Proceeds from all their shows are donated back to the community. Parking is free, and snack prices are very reasonable (most small items are only $1.50). See the website for their latest movie showings.

Tickets are $7.00 at the door BUT you can save up to $4.00 per ticket if you buy a membership and purchase your tickets in advance. A family membership is $25.00 and allows immediate family members including grandparents to take advantage of the discount.

 
  Website:   http://www.familycinema.ca

 
  Event number:   60013  
     

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  Name:   Movies at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville

 
  Location:   North Grenville Municipal Centre
285 County Road 44, Kemptville

 
  Dates:   Various, see website for current shows.

 
  Times:   Varies, see website.

 
  Description:   The North Grenville Municipal Centre plays current movies and often has special event movie packages. Visit their website for current listings.

Movies are $5/person.

 
  Website:   www.northgrenville.ca/Movies.cfm

 
  Event number:   20025  
     

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  Name:   Movie Screenings at Rainbow Cinemas St. Laurent

 
  Location:   St. Laurent Shopping Centre, 1200 St. Laurent Boulevard

 
  Dates:   Most days of the week; see website for current shows.

 
  Times:   Varies, see website.

 
  Description:   Rainbow Cinemas offers frequent 10 a.m. "Early Bird" shows for $3.00 per person, as well as toonie Tuesdays. And at $5.00 per person, even regular admission still qualifies as Almost Frugal!

 
  Website:   www.rainbowcinemas.ca

 
  Event number:   20027  
     

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  Name:   Concerts by the University of Ottawa's School of Music

 
  Location:   Various locations; see website for details

 
  Dates:   Ongoing; see website

 
  Times:   Various; see website

 
  Description:   The School of Music at the University of Ottawa puts on several concerts and recitals each month; I try to list the orchestra and ensemble concerts in the Frugal Fun Ottawa calendar, but the School of Music also offers master classes, recitals by individual students, and lectures on various musical topics.

Admission to most of these events is with a voluntary contribution; some have free admission.
See their website for the complete list of this month's events.

Thanks to Rochelle for emailing me about these concerts!

 
  Website:   www.music.uottawa.ca/concert.html

 
  Event number:   50028  

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  Name:   Strollercise with Boomerang Kids

 
  Location:   Boomerang Kids store locations, see website for details.

 
  Dates:   Ongoing.

 
  Times:   Various, see website.

 
  Description:   Boomerang Kids offers free strollercise with certified fitness instructors and personal trainers. A great way to get exercise and socialize at the same time!

Thanks to Mary and Erin for submitting this event!

 
  Website:   www.boomerangkids.ca/strollercize

 
  Event number:   20033  
     

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  Name:   Ottawa Comic Jam

 
  Location:   Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. West.

 
  Dates:   Last Wednesday of each month, except December.

 
  Times:   7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 
  Description:   A Comic Jam is when a bunch of cartoonists gather and draw comics together. There are jams in a lot of major cities in the States and here in Canada. There are monthly Toronto and Montreal jams that have been going on for several years. The past Ottawa Jams have been sporadic, but the current Ottawa Comic Jam has been regularly meeting at the Shanghai Restaurant since May 2009!

Jamming together is a great way to improve storytelling, speed, confidence and watch your work take unexpected turns for the better. Isolation is rough for creative types: jamming is the antidote!

 
  Website:   comixjam.tripod.com

 
  Event number:   20034  
     

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  Name:   Monday Night Runs at euro-sports

 
  Location:   13 Bullman Street (off Parkdale)

 
  Dates:   Every Monday (except holidays)

 
  Times:   6 pm start

 
  Description:   Free Monday night drop-in runs, no cost or registration necessary. Distances range from 5-10km, all abilities welcome.

See the website for weekly route details.

 
  Website:   euro-sports.ca

 
  Event number:   20035  
     

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  Name:   Concerts at Ottawa Churches

 
  Description:   Various Ottawa churches offer concerts on an on-going basis. Admission is by donation or through a freewill offering.

On now:

Organ Tuesdays at St. Andrew's Church
82 Kent St.
Visit their website for details.

Sunday evening Recital Series at St. Luke's Church
760 Somerset St. W.
Visit their website for details.

 
  Event number:   20036  
     

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