This round-up has it all: Canada’s only live-action horror fan convention, Downton Abbey tea, a photography auction at the RMG, plus lots of fun and (mostly) free things to keep everyone busy!
It’s not until November 28, 2015, but we’re getting the word out a bit early because it’s a Canada-first and it’s taking place right here in Oshawa: The Strange and Astounding Show, an immersive, live action horror and pop culture fan convention. Fans can find vendors, have a festive photo taken with Zombie Santa, and have their pants scared off by the craziest cosplayers and scareactors around. All this and more takes place November 28 and 29, 2015, at 151 Cadillac Ave, in Oshawa. Adults are $10 per day at the door ($8 with a donation to Simcoe Hall Settlement House), children under 10 are free.
The final season of Downton Abbey, the beloved British drama, will soon air in Canada, and the Oshawa Public Library invites fans of the show to say farewell at the Downton Abbey Tea. Date: November 14, 2015. Location: McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library. Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Cost: FREE. Registration required.
Prospective students, friends, family and community members are invited to the Durham College Fall Open House for tours and information sessions. Date: November 14. Location: 2000 Simcoe Street North. Time: 10 am to 2 pm. Cost: FREE.
Head to the Living Room Community Art Studio and up-cycle a boring composition notebook into a one-of-a-kind art journal that you can use to hold keepsakes, write and make art in! All materials will be supplied, all ages and abilities are welcome! Date: November 14, 2015. Time: 2 pm to 4 pm. Location: 149 Simcoe Street South. Cost: $10 or pay what you can. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss RMG Exposed, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s fundraising auction of juried photography! Proceeds support education and community programming at the RMG, while helping to increase awareness of contemporary photography. Date: Saturday November 14, 2015. Location: 72 Queen Street. Time: 7 pm to 10 pm. Cost: $30. Tickets can be purchased online.
Try Yoga in the Elements, a Climate Controlled Yoga Journey at the UOIT ACE Wind Tunnel. Date: November 16. Location: 2000 Simcoe Street North. Time: 6 pm to 7:15 pm. Cost: $24.79.
Learn how to make vegan burgers and salad dressings at a cooking class taught at The Table by Carol. Each participant goes home with four burgers and 250 mL of each dressing, plus recipes and nutritional values. Date: November 17, 2015. Location: 20 Simcoe Street South. Time: 6 pm to 9 pm. Cost: $75.00. Call 289-240-8720 to reserve a spot.
The Oshawa Durham Area Walkers Group presents animal behaviorist Kerry Vinson at a free seminar on assessing and predicting animal behavior. Date: November 18. Location, Legends Centre, 1661 Harmony Road North. Time: 7 pm. Cost: FREE.