Weekend What’s On: November 6 – 8 2015

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Don’t miss the wonderful things going on in Oshawa this weekend:

Catch a free screening of the 2015 film The Man From U.N.C.L.E at the Legends Centre Branch of the Oshawa Public Library.  Date: November 6, 2015.  Time:  6 pm.  Location:  1661 Harmony Road North.  Cost:  FREE.  Registration required. 

Check out the sounds of indie pop band Language Arts, and Katie Du Temple’s electric jazz at RMG Fridays.  All ages welcome, cash bar available.  Date:  November 6, 2015.  Time:  7 pm to 10 pm. Location:  72 Queen Street.  Cost:  FREE.

Imagine Festival presents the distinct Celtic, pop, rock and folk sound of Canadian icons Spirit of the West at the UOIT Regent Theatre.  Date:  November 7, 2015.  Time:  8 pm.  Location:  50 King Street East.  Cost:  $50, purchase online.  

Watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Cineplex Family Favourites for less than $3 a ticket.  Date: November 7, 2015.  Time:  11 am.  Location:  1351 Grandview Street North.  Cost:  $2.99.  Insider Tip:  Catch holiday favourites starting late November, including Arthur Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, and Home Alone.

Make elegant poppies at The Living Room Community Art Studio.  Note that the poppies will be made using a candle flame so please be aware that some may need assistance if they choose to take part.  A candle-free poppy making option will be available. The money made from this workshop will be donated to the Royal Legion’s Poppy Campaign to support veterans and their families.  Date:  November 7, 2015.  Time:  2 pm to 4 pm.  Location:  149 Simcoe Street South.  Cost:  $10, or pay-what-you-can.  Register at info@thelivingroomcommunityartstudio.org.

Read the touching wartime letters from William James Garrow, who, in 1915, enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Montreal, and died in Belgium, aged 22.  These letters chronicle William’s time overseas, starting with his arrival in England, following him as he moved to the Western Front, and ending with his family’s notification of his tragic death.  A small exhibit about William Garrow is on display at the Oshawa Community Museum, in Guy House, until November 9, 2015.

Learn about Oshawa during the war, and the war monuments around the city, at the Wars and Remembrance in Oshawa lecture presented by the Oshawa Historic Society and the Oshawa Community Museum. This lecture highlights the way that Oshawa commemorates the various wars its citizens participated in.  Date:  November 8, 2015. Time:  1 pm.  Location:  Oshawa Community Museum, Guy House.  For registration and ticket information call (905) 436-7624 or email info@oshawamuseum.org.  

Go back in time at the Remembrance Lecture Stories from the Homefront, and learn what Oshawa was like during the Second World War, including rationing, the Red Cross and War Brides.  Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015 Time: 1 pm.  Location:  Oshawa Community Museum.  For registration and ticket prices call (905) 436-7624 or email info@oshawamuseum.org.

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