Celebrate the 100th anniversary of McLaughlin Week with Parkwood Estate’s popular basement tours! Venture into the basement of Parkwood with a historic interpreter to see the workings of the building, and learn about the physical plant that was required to operate the 55 room mansion of the McLaughlin family. August 5 to 19 2017. Tours run throughout the day, starting at 10:30 am. 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. Ticket $10 pp.
East of Six SUP is hosting a Full Moon Paddle! Join them for a beginner stand up paddle lesson, guided tour of the area, and picnic on the water. Bring glow in the dark bracelets, clothing, and your full moon craziness! August 6 – 8 2017. Pickering. 5:30 pm to 9:90 pm. Call or text 289-992-7585 to book. $60 pp. Ages 14+.
Start your weekend with a morning of yoga in the Oshawa Museum’s historic gardens, in partnership with Durham Yogi Community! Classes are drop in only. Participants are required to being their own mats and water. August 4 2017. 10 am. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. FREE, donations to the museum gratefully accepted.
Head to Whitby for Fresh Air in the Square! It’s a new, outdoor recreational program that’s free, open to all ages, and led by qualified Fitness Instructors from the Town. August 5 2017. 10:30 to 11:30 pm. Celebration Square, Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby. FREE. Drop in.
Cool off in the air conditioned comfort of Cineplex Cinemas at Cineplex Family Favourites and catch the family film Pup Star! August 5 2017. 11 am. 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. $2.99 per ticket.
Visit to the Oshawa Museum where you can discover the era of vehicle manufacturing in Oshawa before automobiles! The Oshawa Museum will be interpreting their collection of McLaughlin carriages made in Oshawa during the early 20th century: from the early beginnings in Enniskillen to the manufacture of automobiles, learn more about the McLaughlin Carriage Company and the early carriages they made. Get a rare opportunity to see inside the Oshawa Museum Drive Shed and view carriages made by the McLaughlin Carriage Company! $5/person, and tour of Drive Shed and Oshawa Museum included. August 6 2017. 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. $5 pp.
Want more cars? Head to the Canadian Automotive Museum for their Built in Oshawa Tour! From McLaughlin to General Motors, learn the history of the cars manufactured over the last 100 years in Oshawa such as McLaughlins, Buicks, and Chevrolets. The museum’s knowledgeable guides will highlight cars manufactured at both the north and south plants in Oshawa. August 6 2017. 2 pm to 3 pm. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. This tour is included with regular admission ($10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/youth).
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