Free & Cheap Event Round-up for June 27 and 28

cow 2What do cows, Kerbals and amateur boxers have in common?  They’re all part of our Free & Cheap weekend round-up:  

Saturday June 27

Have you ever watched a robotic milker, or walked through a state of the art dairy barn?  Find out where your food comes from at the Dairy Farmers of Ontario Open House event at Loa-De-Mede Farm (around the corner from the Oshawa Zoo).  Location:  Loa-De-Mede Farm.  Time:  9 am to 3 pm.  Parking at the Legends Arena. Free bus rides to the farm.  Cost:  FREE.

Start your own space program and reach to the stars! Kerbal Space Program is an award-winning game that teaches players real-world physics and engineering skills as you attempt to explore the Kerbal solar system. Players assist the lovable-but-hapless Kerbals as they build rockets and carry out orbital missions. In the end, players learn the difficulties NASA and ESA face when traveling to the stars. This introductory session will go over everything you need to know to build a rocket and send your Kerbal to the Moon! Space is limited. Ages 12-17.  Location:  McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE, but registration is required.

It’s the final day of Fiesta Week, presented by the Oshawa Folk Arts Council, so pick up a Passport at any of the pavilions and check out a show, or enjoy a meal before it’s too late!  Hours of operation and performance times vary by location, so check the schedule before heading out.  Passports are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children under 14 are free.

The Metis Heritage Celebration runs June 27 and 28, offering free entertainment, fiddling, jigging, drumming, storytelling, childrens’ activities, voyager games, arts and crafts, Aboriginal vendors and food.  Don’t miss the Grand Entry and Opening Ceremonies, Saturday at 12 pm. Location:  Memorial Park, Downtown Oshawa.  Time:  June 27 10 am to 8 pm, June 28 10 am to 4 pm.  Cost:  FREE

Sunday, June 28

Boxing fans can take part in a talk and tour with Sean O’Meara – a former amateur boxer, current Oakville city councillor and the sport-organizing chair for boxing at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games! Attendees will also have an opportunity to join Senior Curator Linda Jansma for a guided tour of the special exhibitionBoxing: The Sweet Science.  Plus, stay for an artist talk in Gallery A and learn more about Monique Ra Brent’s work and exhibition!   Location:  Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street.  Time:  1 pm to 3pm.  Cost:  FREE

History buffs can learn the stories behind the names of Oshawa’s streets at Tea and Talk, hosted by the Oshawa Historical Society at the Oshawa Community Museum. Reservations are required to book your sitting for tea and scones.  Location: Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park.  Time:  1 pm to 2:30 pm.  Cost:  $10 per person, $5 for OHS member.

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