What’s On in Oshawa: January 22 – 24, 2016

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Don’t let the cold temps keep you indoors!  Check out all the fun, free things to do in Oshawa this weekend:

It’s a PA Day for kids in the Durham District School Board, so keep them active in Whitby at Lisa and Lauren’s Family Fun Skate! Enjoy skating, free hot chocolate and door prizes. Date:  January 22, 2016. Location:  McKinney Centre, 222 McKinney Drive, Whitby.  Time:  1 pm to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Who doesn’t like free films?  So watch the 2015 film Pan at the Legends Centre Branch of the Oshawa Public Library. Date:  January 22, 2016. Location:  1661 Harmony Road North.  Time:  6 pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required. 

Skip the drive to Toronto and catch live theatre right here in Oshawa at a performance of The Book of Esther by the Durham Shoestring Performers!  Date: January 22 – 30, 2016. Location:  45 Queen Street, Arts Resource Centre.  Time:  Doors open at 7:30 pm, curtain at 8 pm.  Cost:  $15.  

Already forgotten those “get healthy in 2016” resolutions you made a few weeks ago?  Head to the Oshawa and District Shrine Club for the Winter Health and Wellness Expo, presented by JCIC House, and talk to local health practitioners, nutritionists, weight management consultants, business owners and fitness experts. Date:  January 23, 2016.  Location:  1626 Simcoe St. N., Time:  9 am to 3 pm.  Cost:  FREE.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day early at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library!  Come for fun and games, move from station to station, explore our MakerSpace and win prizes.  Date:  January 23, 2016.  Location:  65 Bagot Street.  Time:  11 am.  Cost:  FREE.  No registration required.  

Catch the opening of The Other NFB: The National Film Board of Canada’s Still Photography Division, 1941 – 1971, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.  The National Film Board (NFB) has long been acclaimed for films, but few Canadians know that during a pivotal period in the country’s history – the mid-twentieth century – the NFB also functioned as the country’s official photographer.  Date:  January 23 – May 1, 2016.  Location:  72 Queen Street. Cost:  FREE.  

Put on your kilt and celebrate Robbie Burns Day at Knox Presbyterian Church for an evening of Scottish Song and Smiles featuring Celtic band Claidhmor!  Date: January 23, 2016.  Location:  Knox Presbyterian Church, 147 Simcoe St. N., Cost:  $20 for adults, $5 for students (and there’s a $2 discount if you wear a kilt, but make sure you put something on underneath it, lads – this is a family friendly event!) For more information e-mail rayteno@rogers.com or call 905-430-0180.

Bundle up for a day of tobogganing and skating courtesy of The Salvation Army Church of Oshawa!  Bring your own sleds and skates to have fun on the hill and pond. For the adventurous, two hours of optional tree-top zip-lining will be available at 1:30 pm for roughly $25. Date:  January 23, 2016.  Location:  Trillium Trails Banquet Centre, 53 Snow Ridge Ct. Time:  1:30 pm to 4 pm.  Call 905-436-0011 or e-mail ask@oshawa-temple.org .

Join professional artist and graphic designer John Krohnert at The Living Room Community Art Studio for an afternoon of creative play with water colours! Learn water colour techniques,  plus tips and tricks for working with a medium that everyone can enjoy! Date:  January 23, 2016.  Location: 149 Simcoe St. S., Time:  2 pm -4 pm.   Cost: Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can.  Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information. All ages and abilities welcome. 

Skate for free, plus enjoy hot chocolate and giveaways, courtesy of Liberty Tax Service!  Date:  January 24, 2016.  Location:  Legends Centre, 1661 Harmony Road North. Time:  1 pm – 2:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE, first come, first served.

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Enjoy a guided tour of 6 whiskies with Dave Mitton, at Buster Rhino’s Southern BBQ.  Date:  January 27, 2016. Location:  28 King Street East.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost: $20 

Battle of the Magicians, part of the New Battle, New Show, New Foe Tour, sees Ray Anderson and Richard Forget challenge each other in a lighthearted competition that pits Ray Anderson’s comedy magic against Richard’s classic style and presentation that culminates in a spectacular finish. Date:  February 12, 2016.  Location:  UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East.  Time:  8 pm.  Cost:  $33 per ticket.  

 

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