Girl Guide Cookie Day
Thousands of budding girl-entrepreneurs will be on-hand in Sears stores, selling Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide Cookies for $4 a box. The fundraising drive helps girls and young women gain valuable life and career skills.
Saturday, Sears Rideau Centre.
Gold Drive for Cancer
Recycle Frog will host Gold Drive events in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Agents will test the purity of the items, weigh them and then make a purchase offer based on the current price of gold. The Canadian Cancer Society will receive a percentage of each transaction and Recycle Frog will match the amount dollar-for-dollar.
Weekend, Dovercourt Recreation Centre and Nepean Sportsplex.
The Old Grey Mayor
Ottawa StoryTellers presents The Old Grey Mayor, a light-hearted murder mystery that weaves local history into the scenes. It is 1921 and Ottawa is on the eve of a municipal election. A Hollywood film company arrives to shoot a murder mystery.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Billings Estate Museum.
Rattle Me Bones
The 2010 Rattle Me Bones, presented by Merck, is a popular road race and fundraiser with a fun Halloween theme. It is the region’s second largest road race and one of the fastest growing timed races in the area. Proceeds go towards improvements to patient care, arthritis and orthopedics research at The Ottawa Hospital.
Sunday, 9 a.m., Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus.
Marie-Josée Lord: Bouillon
Marie-Josée Lord, the award-winning Haitian-born soprano, will be the star performer for the opening of the Cathedral Arts 2010-2011 Concert Series.
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa
9 Run Run
The 9 Run Run, Ottawa’s first annual emergency services run, kicks off with a 3K race and a half-marathon. All proceeds go to Project S.T.E.P. to help fight youth addiction.
Saturday, 9 a.m., Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville.
Just For Laughs presents Margaret Cho’s new show, Cho Dependent, a mix of new stand-up and live music. The show features her trademark raunchy, socially relevant and politically-charged comedy, and also offers a unique chance to see her perform a handful of songs from her new album, also entitled Cho Dependent.
Sunday, National Arts Centre.
Girl Guide Cookie Day