Submit your Ottawa-based event to email@example.com or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, MAY 19Sakè Tasting—The Embassy of Japan presents its annual Sakè Tasting with hosts Sam Toma and Yumiko Tsunakawa. 6 p.m. $45 members; $55 non-members. www.cjso-ottawa.com
Fashion Cures—A runway fashion show featuring Canadian designers, with proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Canada. 5-10 p.m. Residence of Barbados High Commissioner Edward Evelyn Greaves, 368 Lisgar Road. 613-867-9446 or www.fashioncuresalamode.com
THURSDAY, MAY 20Cameroon celebrates its Independence Day. A unitary state was created in 1972. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-236-1522
Reading: Of Hockey and Hijab—Join author Dr. Sheema Khan for a reading of her book Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman. Presented by the Writers Festival. 7 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St. www.asianheritagemonth.net
FRIDAY, MAY 21Screening: Kung Fu Dunk—An orphan who grew up in a kung fu school helps a local basketball team rise to the top with his superhuman slam-dunks. With English subtitles. Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada. 7 p.m. Free. Auditorium, National Library and Archives, 395 Wellington St. 613-231-5080 ext. 237.
Yumiko's Ikebana Demonstration—An invitation-only demonstration of the art of Japanese floral arrangement by Yumiko Tsunakawa. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Business attire. Rideau Club, 99 Bank St. 15th floor. RSVP to 613-241-0699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MAY 22Yemen celebrates its National Day. North and South Yemen were unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. For information on any celebrations, please call the embassy at 613-729-6627.
TUESDAY, MAY 25Argentina celebrates the May Revolution. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-236-2351.
Jordan celebrates its National Day today. Jordan gained independence from the UK in 1946. For information on any events, please call the embassy at (613) 238-8090.
Transatlantic Panel on Disengagement in Afghanistan—The CIC, National Capital Branch, and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation present "Afghanistan Disengagement: Balancing Security, Foreign and Domestic Policy Implications: A Transatlantic Dialogue." 4-6 p.m. Free. RSVP to 613-520-3916 or email@example.com
Concert: Azerbaijani Classical and Folk Music—The Embassy of Azerbaijan invites you to a concert of traditional Azerbaijani classical and folk music to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of Azerbaijan's Independence Day. 7 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. RSVP to 613-288-0497 ext. 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26Georgia celebrates its Independence Day. On this day in 1918, Georgia's First Republic declared independence from Russia.
PM Harper to Meet with Mexican President—Mexican President Felipe Calderon makes an official visit to Canada. May 26-28. Ottawa, Ont.
2010 Canada-Europe Business Lecture—Carleton University presents the 2010 Canada-Europe Business Lecture "Canada-EU 'Enhanced Trade': An Insider's View—Real Opportunity or Business as Usual?" Guest speakers include José Luis Pascual, Embassy of Spain, and Miguel Fraile, OHL Construction Canada. 4-6 p.m. Free. Senate Room, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Col. By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to email@example.com
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