What’s up this May 24 weekend

Lookout over the marsh at the head of Poole Creek, along the Trans Canada Trail just west of Stittsville. Photo by Glen Gower.

The Bryanston Gate Community Association garage sale is on Sunday, May 26th starting at 8:00 a.m. This Stittsville neighbourhood is located around Johnwoods and Alon Streets and those streets in between.

The Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticulture Society is holding their annual fundraising Plant Sale on May 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot at Bradley’s Insurance on Stittsville Main Street. You can also find some decorative garden items, pots, trays and garden implements for sale. Make sure you get there early — plants sell fast because of the great deals and ‘sage’ gardening advice being shared!

The Goulbourn Museum is holding two events this weekend. On May 25th come out at 1:30 p.m. to hear their retrospective of General Stores in Goulbourn – Reminiscences of the Village General Store. This is part of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society‘s monthly speaker programs. The presentation will be punctuated with artefacts and anecdotes. There will even be an interactive Price is Right activity that will test your knowledge of the cost of goods in 1902. Everyone is welcome! Parking and refreshments are free and the Museum is handicap accessible.

The second event being held at Goulbourn Museum is on Sunday, May 26. It is time to clean and cheer up the grounds of the Museum. Volunteers are needed to help out from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You’ll be thanked with a pizza lunch and refreshments. Good opportunity for students to get those needed volunteer hours completed.

If you are looking for something new to satisfy your taste buds – Euro Bites is holding its Grand Opening tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. This new food truck in Stittsville is located on Iber Road in front of Covered Bridge Brewery – a perfect pair!

Our neighbours next door in Kanata are celebrating Kanata RibFest and Car Show this weekend – it all starts today. There will be midway rides, live entertainment, craft beer gardens, food vendors and best of all – BBQ’d ribs, chicken and pulled pork. The best ribs competition is on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. It all takes place at Community Hub, 400 March Road.

Sunday, May 26, The Barn at the Village Square Park is opening this season’s first ‘Market at the Barn’ from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be veggies, aromatherapy products, some felted products and home made bath bombs – to name some of the products that the vendors will be selling. Look forward to another great season at The Barn!

The biggest garage sale in Ottawa – The Great Glebe Garage Sale – is taking place tomorrow – May 25th – from whenever you get up until they run out of stuff to sell! Better wear your wellies – it’s supposed to rain.

The Tamarack Race Weekend is on. Head to downtown Ottawa and cheer on some local Stittsville runners as they complete their respective races. If you hear a sudden roar here in Stittsville around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, it’s probably the Canadian Forces CT-155 Hawk making its way back to Ottawa International Airport after a flypast for the race.




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