Second annual Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Village of Beacon Hill
Move over, Great Glebe Garage Sale. The Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale is coming to town. The event features over 85 locations only 10 minutes from downtown. Download a map at

Spring Give-Away Weekend 2010
When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: All over Ottawa
Don't put your unwanted items in the garbage. Set them out at the curb and mark them “free." Treasure hunters can then tour the neighbourhood, community and city to find those hidden gems.

Orléans Festival
When: Sunday
Where: Orleans
Features headliners BAM percussion, Les Affreux Lurons, Cobra du Mandingue, an African music and dance group and Steve Marriner, one of Canada's premier harmonica players. A complete schedule is at

Car wash for CHEO
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Where: Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre
The Professional Firefighters Association is hosting a car wash and a barbecue for CHEO. All money raised will be donated to the CHEO Telethon, also being held this weekend.

Bike-in Movie Night
When: Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Strathcona Park
Held in support of the Pin It for the Planet campaign. Attendees will also have a chance to win bike-related prizes.

Doors Open Ottawa 2010
When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: At 119 buildings across Ottawa
Ottawa residents are invited to check out 119 buildings, from embassies to science labs and from radio studios to traffic control stations. Visit