I know the lawn needs mowing. Sure, the plants could use a water and your house could use a dust. But toss those meddlesome chores aside and keep yourself and the kids busy this weekend by heading south of Ottawa to Manotick village where its medley of villagers will be celebrating the birthday of its founder Moss Kent Dickinson.
The weekend-long birthday celebration kicks off tonight with an old-fashioned parade down Main Street. Saturday is traditionally the best day to show since there's the morning pancake breakfast, arts & crafts sale, kids' fishing derby, and a whole mess of pioneer demonstrations and local performance acts.
It's a great day out for the family. And it's free.
For all the details: http://www.manotick.net/dickinsondays/
Free parking abounds, but the Manotick arena is probably your best bet.