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July 21 & July 27- Romeo and Juliet
Passions soar and hearts break in this 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s love story for all time. Here is love as obsession, love in a time of darkness. Here is craziness in the face of a culture where honour killings are rampant, and death is a better option than marriage to a chosen suitor. Join us outdoors to celebrate the long evenings and warm weather and enjoy theatre that stands the test of time. Bear & Co. brings you an experience close to the touring companies of four hundred years ago. Bring a cool drink or a full picnic, raingear in case it mizzles, and bug spray, and watch six actors conjure the warring families of Verona in front of your eyes, while letting you in on the technical fun of staging a play in the open air. Suggested donation: $20 per person. July 21 at Hintonburg Park (behind the community centre), and July 27 at Clare Gardens Park in Westboro. For information go to bearandcompany.ca.
July 15 – Raspberry Pi programming workshop
FIRST Robotics Team 2706 will teach you how to program a robot driven by a Raspberry Pi mini computer. Create a program to drive the robot and avoid obstacles using an ultrasound sensor! For teens 13 to 18. Happening at Carlingwood Library on Saturday July 15 at 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
July 18 &August 15 – Battle of the Books Teen Book Club
The Teen Book Club will be reading and discussing 8 Canadian YA books (as part of this Summer’s Battle of the Books) voted on by YOU the reader. One YA book will win the top spot. For teens 12 to 18. Happening at Carlingwood Library on Tuesday July 18 at 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Registration is optional. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
July 25 & August 15 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Westboro
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Torchlight Shakespeare. Company of Fools, a local Torchlight Shakespeare theatre company, are making their annual return to Westboro with this year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
- Clare Gardens Park – July 25 at 7 p.m.
- Lions Park – August 15 at 7 p.m.
Admission is pay-what-you-can. Tickets are not required, but Torchlight accepts donations and both credit and debit cards can be used on site. It is also suggested that you bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information go to fools.ca.
July 26 – Learn Storytelling Through Play
Aboriginal storyteller, Lesley Parlane, will show you how to create and use your own storytelling cards to build your own stories. Ages 4-12 at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Registration required. July 26 at 10:30 a.m. For information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
July 27 – Escape the Library
The library is turning into an escape room! Can you and your team solve all the clues and escape before time runs out? For teens 12-18. Happening at Carlingwood Library on Tuesday, July 27 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Registration is optional. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
August 8 &12 – Ingenious Inventions
Be the next Canadian inventor. For children 9-12. Happening at Carlingwood Library on August 8 & 12 at 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
August 15 – Battle of the Books Teen Book Club
The Teen Book Club will be reading and discussing 8 Canadian YA books (as part of this Summer’s Battle of the Books) voted on by YOU the reader. One YA book will win the top spot. For teens 12 to 18. Happening at Carlingwood Library on August 15 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Registration is optional. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
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