What’s On Oshawa Weekend June 1-3 2018

Head to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for RMG Fridays: Pride! Celebrate Durham Region Pride Week and join us for a night of live music, film, art, and more that celebrate the vibrancy and resilience of queer creatives. June 1 2018. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 7 pm to 10 pm. FREE. All welcome! 

Love biking? Join the #RideJamesRide team for a slow family ride in Whitby, leaving the Whitby Public Library at 8 am, then riding east on the watefront trail for 25 km, then returning to the library.  Completing the ride isn’t mandatory, and riders can drop out any time! June 2 2018. 8 am. Whitby Public Library. FREE. All ages welcome.


Check out the Paramedic Services Week Open House! See live scenarios, new and vintage ambulances, teddy bear clinic, games, prizes, and more! June 2 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. Paramedic Services Headquarters, 4040 Anderson Street, Whitby. FREE. 

Friends of Second Marsh in partnership with General Motors of Canada will be hosting the 5th annual Feathered Friends Festival at General Motors of Canada headquarters overlooking the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Second Marsh Wildlife Area in Oshawa! Celebrate the return of migratory birds with a live bird show, hikes, crafts and activities for the whole family. Rain or shine! Please leave your dogs at home for this event. June 2 2018. 10 am to 3 pm. 1908 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa. FREE. 

June is Recreation & Parks Month and celebrate National Health and Fitness Day with getting your groove on in a FREE Family ZUMBA class in the Civic Fieldhouse! June 2 2018. 3:15 to 4 pm. Civic Recreation Complex, 99 Thornton Road, Oshawa. FREE! All welcome. 

Visit the Station Gallery in Whitby for the Opening Reception of Rosalie Favell’s Exhibition: Facing the Camera and Gerald Wayne McLeod’s Exhibition, Without Reservations: Contemplations of a First Nation Canadian.  Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artists behind these extraordinary exhibitions.  Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist born in Winnipeg, Manitoba who draws inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree, English) heritage. Artist, educator and docent Gerald Wayne McLeod originates from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation located on the picturesque shores of Georgian Bay. June 2 2018. 1 pm. 1450 Henry Street, Whitby. FREE. 

Pitch in for Planting Day at Alexandra’s Bounty Community Garden! All are welcome to come and plant dozens of varieties are fruits and veggies. Bring your water bottles! Park behind O’Neill Collegiate or at Alexandra Park. June 2 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. Simcoe Street just north of Lakeridge Health in Oshawa. Lunch will be served! Please pre-register on the Facebook event page.

It’s Sunday FUNday at the Oshawa Museum! Come and play in the museum gardens where staff and volunteers will be on hand to discuss herbs and their uses, or try to write your name using plants and herbs.   June 3 2018. 12 – 4 pm. Henry House Heritage Gardens, Lakeview Park, Oshawa. FREE. All welcome. 

Drop by the Station Gallery with your family to experiment and play with unexpected art materials! From string to aluminum, paper to plastic – you’ll be amazed at the extraordinary things you can make with ordinary stuff. June 3 2018. 11 am to 2 pm. 1450 Henry Street, Whitby. FREE. Pre-registration encouraged.