8 Brilliant Things to do in October


Okay, we lied…there are more than 8 awesome things to do in Oshawa this October, including unique buildings, ghost hunters and Oshawa’s very-own FanCon! Check them out:

Start October with a rare, behind the scenes look at some of Oshawa’s historic and unusual buildings, including the Oshawa Executive Airport, Camp-X at Intrepid Park, 61 Charles Street, and the Islamic Centre of Oshawa, or take part in this year’s walking tour, Science & Spectacle:  A Walking Tour through the Alexandra Park neighbourhood. October 1, 2016. For the full brochure, including locations and times, click here. FREE. 

Check out Culture Days celebrations in Oshawa! On October 1, 2016, come to Civic Square (in front of City Hall), for bucket drumming, interactive musical instrument demonstrations, sketching, Indian dance, sidewalk chalking, and more.  Plus, you can take the kids to the nearby Robert McLaughlin Gallery for a mini-makers session in the Studio!   1 pm to 3 pm.  FREE.

Continue the Culture Days celebration and join visual artist Patrick Moore for thoughtful and inspiring sculpture workshop for youth, Re-imagining the Book at the Robert McLaughin Gallery between 1 pm and 3 pm (72 Queen Street, Oshawa).  Or test our your vocal cords with Oshawa Opera and dress up like an opera star, participate in free singing classes, improv and more at the Arts Resource Centre! 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. October 2, 2016. 2 pm to 4 pm.  FREE.

Lace up and head to beautiful Lakeview Park for the Run for the Cure, the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause!  Run or walk the 1 km or 5 km route. Funds raised support research that saves and improves the lives of women with breast cancer as well as support services to help all those affected by the disease. Register online.October 2, 2016.  9 am to 12 pm. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. 

Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for RMG Fridays! Catch the opening of Jay Dart: Greetings from Yawnder! with all things mystical and magical, including performances from The Unfaithful Dog and Kim the Lion. Make your own Magical Mystery Beard in the studio to wear during the evening, as well as the opening of Emily Smit-Dicks: Fichu in Gallery A and Karolina Baker: Do You Hear What I Hear? Investigating Sonic Art in the Art Lab. October 7, 2016. 7 pm to 10 pm. 72 Queen Street.  All ages, all welcome. FREE. Cash bar. 

Watch Canadian and NATO military vehicles roll past at the last Tank Saturday of 2016 at the Ontario Regiment Museum! October 15, 2016.  11 am and 1 pm. Admission: $5.00 (adults); $2.00 (children). Veterans always free. 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa. 

Calling all superheroes! Unleash your powers at the first ever Oshawa Public Libraries FanCon. Visit interactive booths and vendors, enter to win prizes, and pose for photos that are out of this world. Come in costume – wear your best cape, ears, shield or uniform to show off your fandom! (All costumes must be PG13.) A partnership with the Teen Advisory Board.  Family program. And don’t forget to check out the stellar line-up of sci-fi and fantasy author visits throughout the month of October! Find the full schedule here.  McLaughlin Branch, Auditorium. October 15, 2016. 11 am to 3 pm. 

The Ontario Philharmonic presents Random Acts of Music! Take the family to the Teddy Bear Series of free childrens’ concerts at the Northview Community Centre and the South Oshawa Community Centre.  Adults must be accompanied by children! October 18, 2016. 7 pm to 8 pm. FREE. Contact the Ontario Philharmonic directly for more information. 

The Paranormal Seekers return to the Canadian Automotive Museum for a special investigation just in time for Halloween! This event will be longer and more in-depth than previous investigations with only 15 places available for a 5 hour investigation! Tickets are $40 per adult or $35 for CAM members. The price includes dinner, beverages, snacks, and the opportunity to meet the museum’s house spirits!. Reserve your spot online through The Paranormal Seekers website.  Please note this is an 18+ event.  October 29, 2016. 6 pm 11 pm. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 



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