The Syringa Tree
When: Now through Oct. 4
Where: The Great Canadian Theatre Company at 1233 Wellington St. W.

Directed by Lise Ann Johnson, Pamela Gien’s an award-winning one-woman show spans four generations and twenty-four characters.

O-Town Hoedown
When: Friday to Sept. 26
Where: Various venues.

The third annual O-Town Hoedown is a celebration of music of all kinds, from folk-rock to punk-country to bluegrass and rockabilly. Performers include Ken Workman and the Union, Lynne Hanson, Trevor Alguire, the Bible All-Stars and John Carroll. See

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
When: Saturday, 5 p.m.
Where: Festival Plaza

With a fundraising goal of $100,000, the 19th annual walk, which is held across the country, benefits seven Ottawa organizations with HIV/AIDS programming, including Bruce House, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, the Youth Services Bureau, the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Pink Triangle Services and Planned Parenthood.

The Arthritis Walk
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: Vincent Massey Park

Held in support of The Arthritis Society, the walk will see participants walking on behalf of their “Arthritis Hero” and others living with arthritis in the Ottawa community.

La Vendemmia’s Grape Stomp
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 301 Preston St.

Presented by the Preston St. BIA and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, this year’s event will have participants stomping grapes, making pasta and pizza and designing the dining table.

Harvest Festival

When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Featuring crafts, demonstrations, wagon rides, unique people in period costume and children activities, this festival invites people of all ages to jump into the fall season.