Weekend Fun: Community Cleanup and beery rewardsWed Oct 10, 2012 Miss Vicky
Fall is awesome. But it sure is busy - packed full of community events, and new traditions seem to be added each year.
There is some fun stuff in the 'hood this weekend. You get to give back to your community, eat some burgers, sample some craft beer and tasty treats, and have your rock collection checked out by Real Government Scientists (apparently they still have some!).
Saturday morning is Hintonburg's annual Community Cleanup. Show up at the Community Centre any time between 9 and 10:30 to register and get your tickets. Bring along your gardening gloves, a rake or broom. Yard waste and garbage backs are provided. There'll be coffee from Cyclelogik (bring your own mug!) and the cleanup will be followed by a volunteer BBQ at Hintonburger at noon.
And if raking leaves you with a first - fret not, because Ottawa's first Brewery Market starts at noon at the future location of the Eddy Condos (formerly Wally Becker's garage). Like a farmer's market - but for beer! Admission is free; beer is $6 and there will be eats from Union 613, Hintonburger, Relish Food Truck and the Hintonburg Public House.
Sounds just fine to Miss Vicky, who's particularly excited about being able to try the new but not-yet-open neighbourhood brewery, Beyond the Pale. Also participating are Ashton, Beau's, Beyond the Pale, Big Rig, Broadhead, Cassel, Clocktower, HogsBack, Kichesippi & Mill Street.
And on Sunday, there will be plenty of scientific family fun at Natural Resource Canada's Booth Street complex, at their annual Science Fun Fest. We've always had fun at this event - plus, plenty of free maps and stuff to take home! Fair warning from the Webgeek: retirees have lots of questions about the rocks they find, so if you do bring your collection, be prepared for a wait.
Also, government scientists need some love, before Harper cuts them entirely.