by Gay Cook

Have fun and chill out on the final weekend of Winterlude at the first annual WinterBrewed festival on Sparks Street Mall. This is Ottawa’s annual craft beer festival to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of craft brewing in the National Capital Region. Enjoy local craft-brewed favourites along with artisinal food. Visit <> for more exciting event details!

Thinking of treating your sweetie to a night on the town? Come and prepare a number of dishes to be shared. Head to The Urban Kitchen, for cooking classes, 424 Parkdale Ave. 613-722-3332. Wednesday, February 13, 6 – 9 p.m. Prelude to a Kiss, Resident Chef Anna March Hfood ands-on cooking class, $125 pp. For more information visit on line or register online: