What’s On Oshawa Weekend May 11-13 2018

Inspired by the #metoo movement, the Oshawa Opera and the Westminster United Church Outreach Committee are coming together to raise funds for Luke’s Place. Inglorious Women is an evening of music performed by women, for a good cause. May 11 2018. 8 pm. Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Road East, Whitby. $10 at the door. 

UOIT and DC welcome inquiring minds of all ages to Science Rendezvous 2018, where people and science meet: a hands-on opportunity to explore and create! Meet the scientists who turn innovative research ideas into real solutions for society, try experiments and more. May 12 2018. 10 am to 2:30 pm. 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. FREE.

Check out the BioBlitz Base Camp Festival at Heber Down Conservation Area, because the 2018 Ontario BioBlitz summer of blitzing is about to kick off in a HUGE way! BioBlitz will be having a free, outdoor festival with food trucks, games, workshops and of course bioblitzing. The festival is open to the public! May 12 2018. 11 am to 5 pm.  FREE. All welcome! 

Head to the Ontario Regiment Museum for the first Tank Saturday of 2018! Explore the museum’s collection of military vehicles, learn about Oshawa’s military history, and watch a live vehicle demonstration at 1 pm. May 12 2018. 10 am. Adults $10 Student/Senior $5, under-12s FREE. 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa. 

Head to The LivingRoom Community Art Studio and join artist and LivingRoom coordinator M Nowick for a fun afternoon workshop to transform simple materials into dog and cat toys! Make as many as you like for your own animals, or share them with a local animal shelter. May 12 2018. 12 pm to 2 pm, everyone welcome! Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Like (PWYL) in support of the LivingRoom project always appreciated. Contact at info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information. 

Come out to the Artists in the Garden annual Plant Sale for some of the best deals in the city, an amazing assortment of plants, and all proceeds go to support Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre! May 12 2018. 8:30 am to 1 pm. 86 Colborne Street West, Oshawa. 

We Grow Food’s South Patch Garden is hosting its 2018 season opening! All are welcome… great for the whole family. Help clean up the pollinator garden, top a few beds with compost, and do some early planting.  Lunch will be served! Please register so they know how many people to prepare for. May 12 2018. 10 am to 2 pm. 863 Glen Street, Oshawa. FREE. All welcome. 

Still no gift for mom? Aide Body Care is hosting a Mother’s Day Pop-Up with flowers, butter tarts, and lots more that mom will love. May 12 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. 463 Bond Street East, Unit 3, Oshawa. 

Catch the Durham Region Roller Derby 2018 Season Opener, a jam packed evening of full contact women’s roller derby! Durham Region’s Atom Smashers take on the Striking Vikings @ 5 p.m. followed by the DRRD’y Farmers vs. the Toronto Vipers @ 7 p.m. Doors open 4 pm. May 12 2018. Harmony Recreation Complex, 171 Harmony Road South. $10 at the door. CASH ONLY! Kids 12 and under free with an adult.

It’s OPG Second Sundays at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! Head to the studio to get hands-on with different kinds of art based on the theme Feels Like Home. May 13 2018. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE.

Treat the special lady in your life to a Mother’s Day Tour at the Canadian Automotive Museum! They’re offering a special talk: Women & Automotive Design, highlighting women’s influence in the car industry, including GM’s “Damsels of Design.” May 13 2018. 2 pm to 3 pm. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. $10 adults, $8 student/senior, $5 youth. 

Lviv Hall is hosting a Mother’s Day Craft Market, and the first 100 moms will receive a free long-stem rose! This event will feature over 80 vendors selling handmade goods and homebaked treats, spring-themed family portraits by Jevonna Wynter Photography, live music by Bonnie Wilson from Merry Melodies, henna tattoos by Zeenat Henna Art, a huge charity raffle benefiting Art with a Heart, door prizes, free craft tables for the kids, and a scavenger hunt with prizes! May 13 2018. 10 am to 3 pm. 38 Lviv Blvd, Oshawa. $2 admission, under 12s FREE.