Things to do in Durham Region in April

Celebrate Earth Day by pitching in with a community clean up in Oshawa! The Kick Off Week is April 21 to April 28, 2018, and all you need it to do is organize a group, pick a location, and fill out and return a record of community involvement form to register.  The City of Oshawa will provide gloves and garbage bags, and upon completion of a registered clean up, a certificate! Questions? Email specialevents@oshawa.ca. 

City of Oshawa, Downtown Oshawa and the John Howard Society will host Communities with Brooms on April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet at the North Parkette of City Hall to pick up bags, gloves and join a team for the 10th annual downtown clean up. BBQ lunch provided to registered participants! Email brooms@jhsd.ca to register.

Enjoy Earth Day by learning about alternative energy vehicles at the Canadian Automotive MuseumApril 22, 2018. 1 pm to 2 pm. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. $10 adult, $8 student/senior, $5 youth. 

Check out Oshawa Music Week! There are plenty of events, including a World Music Festival, Indie Rock Showcase, lip sync battles, conferences, and much more! April 5 to 12 2018. 

The Oshawa@Play Mobile Unit is coming to a park or recreation facility near you! Throughout April (until August), these travelling events will take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 pm. The City of Oshawa will provide equipment, staff and supervised space in our neighbourhood parks & recreation areas so that children and youth can power off, connect with friends and play right outside their door!

To celebrate the opening of their new wind tunnel, iFly Toronto-Whitby will host the Canadian Indoor Skydiving Championship! It’s open to the public, so drop by! April 6-8, 2018. 75 Consumers Dr, Building I, Whitby. 

Head to Parkwood Estate and enjoy a Hats and Bonnets Tea in the Gardener’s Lodge!  M&R Catering will serve an assorted variety of finger sandwiches and fancy desserts and traditional scones and clotted cream on tiers and fine china. $35 + taxes per person. Call 905.433.4311 to purchase tickets and reserve your table.  April 21 2018. 1:30 pm. 270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. 

The Oshawa Little Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast, the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Until April 21 2018. $28 per ticket. Various times. 62 Russet Ave, Oshawa.