What’s On Durham: May

What’s On Durham: May is on the Rogers TV schedule! Watch What’s On Oshawa’s editor Anna Huk and her guests talk about family fun in Durham Region, or get a sneak peek below:

Forsythe Family Farms in Uxbridge is offering Little Sprouts Tot Spot, a program for young children and their parents! Enjoy 1½ hours of engaging activities led by their experienced and talented farm educators; singing, story time, visiting the farm animals, taking a wagon ride and playing. All activities are seasonally themed and stimulate their senses, connecting them to the farm and where their food comes from. The structured program ends at 11:00 but participants are welcome to stay and continue enjoying time on the farm.

Durham Improv presents a night of improv comedy with Colin Mochrie on May 31st, 2018 at 8pm, in the beautiful Regent Theatre in Oshawa.  Durham Improv also offers fun classes for adults, teens, tweens, and kids!

Get artsy in the City of Pickering! Artfest on the Esplanade returns with a day of music, dance, hands-on art activities and local vendors! Saturday, May 26, 2018, Esplanade Park, Pickering Civic Complex, 11 am – 5 pm.  FREE.

Take a stroll back in time and get behind the scenes access to Whitby and Brooklin’s historic and unusual buildings and homes at Doors Open Whitby! This annual event allows visitors to explore various historical locations and learn about the people and places that help to build Whitby and Brooklin. This year there are 12 sites to visit and 2 guided walking tours, so get your feet on the streets and discover something new in your community! Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE.

Check out Tank Saturday at the Ontario Regiment Museum! Visit the museum, watch a live vehicle demonstration, and explore their impressive collection. May 12 2018, doors open at 10 am. Check the website for vehicle demonstration times!

Rainy day? Burn off some energy at The Grid Entertainment Centre in Whitby! Enjoy Nerf battles, trampolines, bowling, arcade games and much more! By reservation only.

Get back to nature with local organization We Grow Food at one of Oshawa’s community gardens! Pitch in as a family to help with spring clean up and planting, or attend a Healthy Kids or  Oshawa Public Library story timeprogram. Check their website for the schedule of activities. FREE.

Other Events!

Celebrate Youth Week in Whitby with free activities May 1 to 7! Check out the Youth Fair, grab free pizza at the Youth Room Open House, and get hands on with Art Attack!

On Sunday May 6, 2018, join fellow cyclists for Jane’s Walk: An Urban Loop Cycling Tour and roll down the trails and streets of Oshawa! Explore the city of Oshawa on two wheels slowly while travelling this local on and off-road urban loop. Start off at City Hall Square then head northwest along the Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path, and then some local on road cycling routes to connect us with the Harmony Creek Trail for the southbound portion of your trip, down to scenic Lakeview Park, and then loop back to City Hall. There are lots of cool spots to stop along the way – museums, restaurants, a stop at Second Marsh and more! This free ride starts at 11am, departing from Oshawa City Hall, Civic Square (Centre Street); it runs rain or shine, and the ride will take approximately 2 hours.

Head to Heber Down Conservation Area for BioBlitz!  BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set: the species list, which provides a snapshot of the biodiversity in that location on that date.  May 12-13 2018. Visit the website to find out how to participate!