Free & Cheap Things to do October 3 & 4

zombie walkAn art festival, free pancake breakfast and, of course, zombies.  You’ll find them all in this weekend’s round-up of Free & Cheap things to do in Oshawa!

The Oshawa Art Association presents the 34th annual Fall Art Festival, showcasing the works of 70 local artists.  Date: October 2 to 4.  Location:  Camp Samac, inside Council Hall.  Enter off Conlin Road.  Time:  10 am to 5 pm. Cost:  FREE.

Celebrate The Living Room Community Art Studio’s first anniversary Birthday Yard Sale! Art kits, crafts, art, loot bags and craft material will be for sale – so stock up!  Date:  October 3.  Location: 149 Simcoe Street.  Time:  10 am to 4 pm.  Cost:  FREE to attend.

Bruce Croxon, former judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and co-founder of the online dating service Lavalife, will share his thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship, as part of UOIT’s Homecoming 2015 celebration.  Date:  October 3.  Location:  Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, gyms 3 and 4 2000 Simcoe Street North.  Time:  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Get your Halloween makeup out early, because the 3rd Annual Oshawa Zombie Walk is limping it’s way through Memorial Park.  All ages, styles, and stages of decay are welcome.  Date:  October 3. Location:  Memorial Park.  Time: gather at 7 pm, walk at 7:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Lace up your running shoes for a good cause – Durham’s 16th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure! The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single-day, community driven fundraising event in support of a vision to create a future without breast cancer. To register or donate go to, and for more information contact the INFO Line at 905-448-2881.  Date: Sunday, October 4.  Location : Lakeview Park.  Time:  8 am: Final registration and donation drop off,  10 am Start.  

Bring the family to the Fire Prevention Week Kick-off at the South Oshawa Community Centre! Enjoy a free pancake breakfast with the firefighters, then kids and grown-ups can check out the interactive activities, plus the chance to win a door prize.  Date:  October 4.  Location:  1455 Cedar Street.  Time:  10 am to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE, but donations to the Grandview Children’s Centre are welcome. 

Check out the Oshawa Community Museum Sunday FUNday and explore Archaeology in Oshawa! Explore artifacts found at First Nations sites in Oshawa, plus the chance to make your own artifact. Date:  October 4.  Location:  Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park.  Time:  12 pm to 4 pm. Cost:  FREE.

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