The Robert McLaughlin Gallery welcomes everyone to RMG Fridays: The Spirit of Song! On the first Friday of the month, join the RMG in celebrating local talent. The gallery buzzes with live musical performances, interactive art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and more. Suitable for music lovers, youth, families, date nights, and culture-vultures. April 6 2018. 7 pm to 10 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE. Cash bar. All ages welcome!
Join Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) for the first ever Sugar Bush Lantern Walk at the Purple Woods Conservation Area! Family and friends will enjoy this opportunity to learn about the history of maple syrup, listen to stories from interpretive staff, try their hand at Sugarbush tasks and taste some of that amazing Purple Woods maple syrup. Lanterns will be provided and a candlelight dessert and cider will be served in Heritage Hall at the end of the walk. April 6 2018. 7 pm to 9 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or in person at the Conservation Office, 100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa during business hours. Cost is $5/person plus HST and children 2 and under are free. Space is limited! Sorry no tickets at the door.
The Oshawa Skating Club is celebrating it’s 80th year with Skating Through the Decades! Hosted by Oshawa’s own King of Blades Don Jackson and Oshawa’s Own Pairs Champion Barbara Underhill, will feature guest skaters including Olympic Medalist, World Champion and three-time Canadian Champion Jeffrey Buttle, two-time Olympic Medalist, three-time World Champion and nine-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko, as well as Oshawa skaters aged two to adults. Take a step through time and enjoy some great family entertainment. April 7 2018. 7 pm to 9 pm. Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa. $20 per ticket.
Head to Ashburn and stop in at the Swing into Spring event at WindReach Farm! Check out sheep shearing, wagon rides, chicks & lambs, petting zoo, interactive wool demos, crafts, and more! Food and refreshments available for purchase. April 7 2018. 10 am to 3 pm. 312 Townline Road, Ashburn. Admission $25 per vehicle.
It’s the Oshawa Music Week Award Show! Hosted by SlowCity.ca’s Will McGuirk, the first annual OMW Music Awards Show will highlight the amazing influencers within the Durham region’s music community – as chosen by you, plus live performances from local bands. April 7 2018. 6 pm to 9 pm. 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. Tickets online.
It’s Sunday FUNday at the Oshawa Museum! Join Museum staff and members of Club Carib as they play and display the Club’s first steel pan. April 8 2018. 12 pm to 4 pm. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. FREE.
The Canadian Automotive Museum presents Author Talk: Tanya Bailey – The First American Grand Prix. Spectators have been enthralled by car racing since the first automobiles hit the roads. Author Tanya Bailey will take her audience back to the early days racing when pot holes were filled straw and safety went little beyond wearing goggles. Bailey has recently been working with the Canadian Automotive Museum as part of her Master’s degree program. Her racing images and anecdotes are both entertaining and relevant for modern car enthusiasts. April 8 2018. 1 pm to 2 pm. Included with admission. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa.
Hey families! Get unplugged and head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for OPG Second Sundays and hands-on art experiences that are suitable for all ages! This weekend, come play around with landscapes inspired by the current Tom Thomson exhibition. Kids will have characters running, jumping, and climbing through their artwork by the end of this drop-in! April 8 2018. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE. No registration required.
Join The Wild Nellies for a feel-good afternoon full of smiles and heart at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! The Wild Nellies have gathered a marvelous ensemble of women creatives to perform and exhibit their diverse works. Admission and refreshments are free. Take part in a creative collaboration with The Denise House, led by vision board guru, Mona Blaker. The finished piece will return to the shelter as a message of encouragement. April 8 2018. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE.
The Durham Philharmoic Choir presents Music for the Masses, a performance of wonderfully contrasting and contemporary works by two of the world’s most prolific and popular composers – the luscious and beautiful ‘Requiem’ (1985) by John Rutter will be performed alongside the exhilarating ‘Gloria’ (2010) by Karl Jenkins. Both works are by British composers and both are settings of a Mass with added texts specifically chosen by the composers. The Requiem and Gloria will be performed with soloists and orchestra. April 8 2018. 3 pm to 5 pm. College Park Church, 1164 King Street, Oshawa. $35 per ticket/$15 secondary school students/$5 youth.
There’s a Punk Rock Flea Market at Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe, where 20 vendors will be selling records, patches, jewellery, apparel, plus craft beer and snacks. April 8 2018. 74 Celina Street, Oshawa. 11 am to 5 pm.
Learn Korean at Ice Bar Dessert Cafe! Classes are free and participants will learn numbers, greetings, phrases and the basics of Korean Language. 13+. Runs every Sunday until the end of April. Please RSVP on their Facebook page! April 8 2018. 3pm. 10 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. FREE.
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