What’s On Oshawa Weekend May 25-27 2018

Join the City of Oshawa’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge for a “Power Off and Play!” free public swimMay 26 2018. 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Centennial Pool, Civic Recreation Complex. 99 Thornton Road South, Oshawa. FREE. 

Closing this weekend! The Oshawa Little Theatre Youth Group presents Bring it On: The Musical! Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. May 25 & 26. Various times. 62 Russet Ave, Oshawa. $28. 

Get gardening! The Oshawa Gardening Club is holding their annual Spring Plant Sale, so stop by to pick up a few bargains on herbs, annuals, perennials and more. May 26 2018. 9 am to 3 pm. South Oshawa Community Centre, 1455 Cedar Street South, Oshawa. 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is hosting a free talk by Jennie Suddick and Anna Rose about their current installation, Primavera in Sospeso, on now at the RMG. The installation Primavera in Sospeso (Spring on Hold) reexamines Botticelli’s Primavera, an iconic image that is often romanticized and commercialized, deconstructing and re-framing the late-Renaissance masterpiece and its ubiquitous postcard format within the artists’ personal perspectives. May 26 2018. 1 pm to 3 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE. 

Take a road trip to Pickering for Artfest on the Esplanade! Check out lots of local vendors, plus plenty of art activities, dance, and music for the whole family. May 26 2018. 11 am to 5 pm. Esplanade Park, One The Esplanade, Pickering. FREE. 

Are you ready for another year of great eats, amazing music and lots of fun? The Rotary Club of Whitby’s 2018 Food Truck Frenzy Event is all set to go! Enjoy over 30 of the best street food vendors from across the GTA and the best of our region’s talented food artisans and performance artists to help create a vibrant, weekend long festival for families and foodies alike.  May 26 & 27 2018. 11 am – 11 pm Sat. 11 am to 8 pm Sun.  Iroquois Park Grounds, 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby. 

Trafalgar Castle School is hosting the annual May Court Festival! This family event includes the formal proceedings of the court to festival fun, enjoy the diversity of the Trafalgar community through cultural dances and the ever-popular Maypole Dance. Includes pop-up shops food, rock climbing wall, and activities. May 26 2018. 11 am to 3 pm. 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby. FREE. 

Pioneers, doctors, teachers, manufacturers and politicians. What do they have in common? Their names and professions link them to some of the most prominent citizens in Oshawa’s history. Head to the Oshawa Museum for tea and scones to learn what made these men tick, why they came to here, how they made their fortunes, and how their contributions to society helped them to make their mark in Oshawa. May 27 2016. 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Oshawa Museum, Lakeview Park. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for OHS members. Reservations are required. Please phone Jill at 905-436-7624 x. 106. 

Durham Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is proud to be hosting the inaugural Youth Pride Durham! Durham CAS is collaborating with several community partners to present Youth Pride Durham. Partners include Durham District School Board, Durham Regional Police Service, Pride Durham, PFLAG Durham Region, the City of Oshawa, Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, Carea Community Health Centre, and the Regional Municipality of Durham – along with financial support from TD Canada Trust. This is a FREE outdoor festival geared towards youth age 15-20, but everyone is welcome. It’s a safe and celebratory event, highlighting their goal to ‘Embrace, engage and empower LGBTQ2S+ youth, their family and allies.’ May 27, 1 pm to 5 pm.  1320 Airport Blvd, Oshawa. FREE. 


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