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Hotdogs and handmade treats

It's farmers market season, and the markets are starting up left, right and centre. The Skinner's Locks Market is a few minutes north of the city in Lockport. While you're there you can treat yourself to a Skinner's hotdog as the market is right next door. Many vendors show their handmade goodies, rain or shine, every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Hotdogs and homemade treats? It's worth the drive.

Icelandic independence

Iceland may be a tiny country between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, but Icelanders are well-represented here in Manitoba. Come join Icelandic-Canadians at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. to celebrate Jon Sigurdsson Day and Icelandic National Day. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Sigurdsson statue on the north side of the building.

Bingo that benefits schools

Are you a bingo player? Whether you're a full-fledged bingo nut or haven't played since your teacher awarded candy instead of money, bingo is an interesting way to meet people. Shamrock Maple Leaf Bingo happens Tuesdays and Fridays at two different places, Christ the King School on Lennox Avenue and St. Gerard School on Foster Street. The proceeds support the schools. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the regular program starts at 7:30 p.m. They sell dabbers and glue sticks if you need them.

Kicking for a cause

This Saturday, Poong Baek Martial Arts Academy is holding its annual Kick-a-Thon fundraiser. The students have been collecting pledges and will kick for one hour straight in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. There will also be other martial arts demonstrations, a free martial-arts class for kids, a Chinese lion dance, bake sale and silent auction. It's happening at the Linden Woods Community Centre from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

History lesson

We live in a beautiful city lined with buildings rich with character and history. So what kind of stories are hidden in your house? Or how about the buildings you walk past every day on your way to work? Christian Cassidy has uncovered the social history of more than 300 buildings, from commercial properties to private homes. He will show you how to do your own investigations and research on the history of buildings. The class is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Millennium Library. Call 204-986-6450.

Bicycles and breakfast

Oil up those chains and pump those tires, it's bike week! So pedal into the fun, whether that means biking to work or going for a ride with the kids in the evening. To launch the week Monday, you can enjoy breakfast on your bike with pancakes at the MTS Centre, free for the first 300 people. Then, Friday is the seventh annual Bike to Work Day, with pit stops all around the city, including food, drinks and prizes. You can find all the details at www.bikeweekwinnipeg.com.

War Horse canters into Concert Hall

War Horse, the Tony Award-winning Broadway play that was later made into a movie, is coming to Winnipeg, Wednesday through Sunday. The play takes you back in time to England and Europe at the beginning of the First World War. It's a beautiful story of a powerful friendship between a boy and his horse, and how they are separated during the war. The show is at the Centennial Concert Hall, and you can find tickets and showtimes at their website.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 15, 2014 ??65534

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