What’s On Oshawa Weekend Sept. 16-18 2016


Have a brilliant weekend with these awesome Oshawa events:

Friday, September 16, 2016

Come for the mutants, stay for the danger room! Fans of X Men can head to Parkwood Estate to visit the original location of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, plus grab a free X-Men Apocalypse t-shirt, while supplies last using the special password, Graymalkin.  270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.  10 am to 5 pm.  FREE.

Hotel Royal, 20 Amp and Madbot play the Moustache Club.  15 Simcoe Street North. Doors at 9 pm.  $5.

For get TIFF – stay local and catch 53 films, over 3 days, at 4 venues from 18 countries. The Durham Region Film Festival is here! September 16 – 18, 2016! Click here for schedule, tickets and info.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

It’s the Birds, Beavers & Butterflies Nature Festival at Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve!  Enjoy an enchanted garden walk, build your own nature box, a magic show and creepy critters, plus much more.  Take Thickson Road South to the Waterfront Trail, and follow the signs.  9 am to 3:30 pmWhitby.  Adults $5, children $2, families $10. Cash only.  

Head to Chapters Oshawa for On a Roll with Paw Patrol! Children can enjoy Paw Patrol themed activities, storytime and more! Chapters Oshawa, at the Oshawa Centre. 11 am.  FREE. 

From the creators of Air Bud and Air Buddies comes the brand new movie, Pup Star! Catch it at Cineplex Family Favourites, and it’s FREE! 1351 Grandview Street North. 11 am.  

Celebrate 150 years of service and sacrifice with the Ontario Regiment. The Regiment will troop its Guidon and will be joined by its Cadet Garrison in welcoming a new Commanding Officer and Regimental Sergeant Major at the GM Centre at 11 am.  At the conclusion of the parade, the Regiment and its Old Guard will march through downtown Oshawa led by the Regimental Band of the Governor General’s Horse Guards, arriving at the Armoury for a reception immediately afterwards, at approximately 1 pm.  Visit the website for full details.

Bottom’s up! It’s time for the Oshawa Wine Tasting Festival, featuring Ontario wineries. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 day of event.  Ticket includes admission to the festival, 6 wine samples, Wine Booklet which includes information about the wines, a wine glass, and a wine glass neck holder.  September 17, 2016. 12 pm to 7 pm. Victoria Street, downtown Oshawa. 

Join the staff at Lynde House Museum in Whitby for a historic walking tour of Werden’s Plan, one of Whitby’s oldest neighbourhoods. Meet at the Lynde House Museum, 900 Brock Street South.  Please register by calling 905-665-3131 or email: info@lyndehousemuseum.com.  Note this is a walking tour and there will be no entrance to the homes.  11 am – 12 pm.  FREE.  Rain or shine. 

Discover the stories of Oshawa’s Union Cemetery like never before! Scenes from the Cemetery, a dramatic tour through Oshawa’s history, takes place Saturday, September 17.  On this walking tour, actors will bring stories to life, portraying people from Oshawa’s past, sharing stories of society, humour, and of war and loss.  Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase at the Oshawa Museum. As the number of tour spots for each group time is limited, please purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Various start times, beginning at 2pm.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lace up and head to Storie Park in Oshawa for the 36th Annual Oshawa Terry Fox Run!  The route is fully accessible  via bike, skateboard, wheelchair, stroller, roller blade or on foot, all ages are welcome and dogs on leashes are welcome, too. Many free activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, fire truck, yoga and live band.
There will also be a BBQ, Silent Auction, and t-shirt sales, all in support of The Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. No minimum donation required. No need to pre-register. For further information, check out the Facebook event page or contact us at: oshawaterryfoxrun@gmail.com.  Storie Park, 101 Mill St., Oshawa.  8 am to 1 pm. Official start at 9 am.

Enjoy Community Yoga at Parkwood Estate on September 18, 2016! Hosted by the Durham Yogi Community. 2 pm to 4 pm.  FREE. 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. 


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