Our round-up of all the brilliant things happening around Oshawa this weekend!
It’s AQUINO Tank Weekend at the Ontario Regiment Museum! See, hear and experience military history at this incredible show. Watch tanks and armoured vehicles in action, battle reenactments, living history and simulated tank battles! May 27 & 28 2017. 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa. 9 am to 4 pm. Weekend passes are: Adults $20, Students/Seniors/Under 12s $10, Family Pass $40.
The Rotary Club of Whitby presents the 4th Annual Food Truck Frenzy! Check out over 30 vendors serving the best street food from across the GTA, plus Durham’s talented food artisans and performance artists for a vibrant, weekend long festival for families and foodies alike. May 27 & 28, 2017. Sat: 11 am to 11 pm, Sun: 11 am to 8 pm. Iroquois Park, 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby. Free parking in the Whitby GO Station parking lot.
The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to invite residents to celebrate National Public Works Week. Visit the Traffic Operations Centre to see the BIG-screen traffic monitor where Durham’s traffic signals are controlled in real time. Learn about the state-of-the-art traffic signal control system, as well as see first-hand how road signs are made. Staff from various areas of the Works Department, such as Waste Management and Technical Support, will be on hand to educate residents about programs and services. There will be a live broadcast by a local radio station and a face painter for the kids. May 27 2017. 101 Consumers Drive, Whitby. 10 am to 3 pm. FREE.
Celebrate May Court Festival at Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby! Enjoy cultural dances and international food, the crowning of the May Queen and her Court, plus local vendors, a strawberry social, horse-drawn carriage rides, dunk tank, and food. May 27 2017. 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby. 11 am to 3 pm. All welcome.
North Durham Nature and Friends of Nonquon are hosting Passport to Biodiversity, an exciting spring experience at the Nonquon wetlands. Families are invited to learn about the many plants and animals that make their home in a wetland. With your biodiversity passport in hand learn from experts at stations such as: Pondering the Pond, Feathered Friends, Incredible Insects, Biodiversity in my Backyard, Making my own Insect Home (Kawartha Conservation) and Plants and Trees. May 27 2017. 9:30 am to 12 pm. Meet at the Pheasant Pen Classroom Site of the Nonquon Environmental Education Centre (19745 Old Simcoe Road, Greenbank, ON), on the East side of the street, 1 km North of Scugog Line 10. About 5 km North of Port Perry. FREE.
Get outside for an afternoon of planting, & general gardening joy in The LivingRoom Community Art Studio’s Parking Lot Garden! Plant seedlings and paint containers, then launch the garden for the summer season! Have some plants of your own that you’d like to find a home for at the studio? Bring them along! Want to make some art to brighten up the back yard? Feel free to create it! This event is free for everyone – all ages and abilities are welcome! Please bring gardening gloves and trowels if you have them. May 27 2017. 1 pm. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. FREE.
MacKenzie Park opens for 2017 with their annual community fun day, including food, a jumping castle, games and more! May 27 2017. 10 am to 3 pm. 1234 Athabasca St., Oshawa. FREE.
Get planting with a visit to the Oshawa Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale! Find perennials, veggies, speciality Geraniums, clematis, dahlias and much more at reasonable prices. Representatives from the Master Gardener’s and experienced club members will be on hand to offer advice on plant choices. May 27 2017. South Oshawa Community Centre, 1455 Cedar Street. 9 am.
Cineplex Family Favourites will be showing the animated film Storks! May 27 2017. 11 am. Cineplex Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. $2.99 per ticket.
The Oshawa Museum hosts Tea & Talk: The Story of Henry House. If its walls could talk, Henry House would have thousands of stories to tell! Learn the History of Henry House, from the earliest owners of the land through the years of the Henry family and beyond, and why Museum staff decided to challenge the accepted narrative that had been a part of our story since the 1960s. Tea and scones will be served at 1pm. May 28 2017. 1 pm to 3 pm. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. $10, $5 for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.
Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for Showing the ‘Shwa: a Curators Talk, where Curator Jayne Wilkinson, who was born and raised in Oshawa, will share the ways contemporary artists are documenting our city in the exhibition Visitor Information, while Oshawa Museum archivist Jennifer Weymark, will delve into the ways historical photographs from their collection capture the personal and intimate stories of Oshawa residents. May 28 2017. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 1 pm to 3 pm. FREE.