Don’t miss the last Tank Saturday of 2018 at the Ontario Regiment Museum! At 1 pm catch the final live show of the season, and visit the permanent museum collection that houses artifacts, medals, weapons and uniforms covering 150 years of military history from the Fenian Raids of 1866 to the conflicts of today. October 13 2018. 10 am to 4 pm. 1000 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa. $10 adults, $5 student/senior, under 12s FREE.
Parkwood Estate National Historic Site is offering special Servant’s Life Experience tours! See newly opened and rarely seen spaces that include the servant’s dining hall, the butler’s keep, the head housekeeper’s room and the third floor spaces occupied by many of the household female servants from 1917-1972. Tours run from October 13 to 21, 2018. 207 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and is $15 per person + HST. Please be aware that stairs are required to access several of the rooms on this tour.
Pumpkinville returns to the Town of Ajax! This popular event includes horse-drawn wagon rides, No Frill’s Pumpkin Patch, inflatable rides, Haunted House, children’s activities, live entertainment, interactive experiences and more. October 13, 2018. 11 am to 5 pm. Limited parking, take the free shuttle bus! FREE (nominal fees for food). Greenwood Conservation Area – 2290 Greenwood Rd, Ajax.
Check out original art by local artists at the Oshawa Art Association’s Fall Art Festival! This year includes over 70 artists in all mediums. October 12-14 2018. 10 am to 5 pm. Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road, Oshawa. FREE admission.
UOIT is hosting Go ENG Girl, an exciting opportunity for Grade 7 – 10 girls to visit the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and learn about the wonderful world of engineering. Meet women currently studying engineering at UOIT, learn about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participate in cool hands-on activities. Parents/guardians welcome! October 13 2018. 9 am to 1 pm. Software Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) – University of Ontario Institute of Technology North Campus 40 Conlin Road, Oshawa. Registration required. FREE.
It’s the 3rd Annual Oshawa Public Libraries FanCon! Fandoms unite! Show your love for superheroes, magic, and sci-fi, plus meet local comic artists, buy art pieces, play games, win prizes and take photos with familiar characters! Cosplay costumes should be PG 13. October 13 2018. 11 am to 4 pm. McLaughlin Branch, 62 Bagot Street Oshawa. FREE. Family friendly.
Take a Gallery Highlights Tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum collection! Discover the stories behind the cars on display beyond the standard label text. This tour is included with admission and is approximately one hour in length. Perfect for all ages and prior knowledge levels. No RSVP neccessary. October 13 2018. 1 pm. 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $5 youth.
Oshawa Little Theatre presents the dramatic comedy, Steel Magnolias! October 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 2018. Various times. 62 Russett Ave., Oshawa. $25 adult, $15 student.
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery presents the Ideas Digital Forum 2018: Art Now + Art Next. Guided by thought-leaders from Berlin, England, and across Canada, participants and presenters will come together to discuss the opportunities and obstacles that digital media brings with it, collaboratively finding answers for some of the medium’s more precarious questions: how it will it affect artists’ practices; how will it be curated; collected; written about; archived; and engaged. October 12 & 13 2018. 9:30 am. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. One Day Pass: $125
Student Pass: $60, for a one or two day pass (you will be asked to specify days attending upon registration)
* Registration includes refreshments and a catered lunch. Register online.
Visit the opening reception on Luminous John Lander: Landscape, Portrait, and Still Life at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Oshawa born artist John Lander (1951-1992) created a body of work in prints, paintings, and woodcuts that speaks to an intense encounter with life. From his earliest screen prints to his final paintings, Lander’s aesthetic combines high style, humour, and saturated colour. October 14 2018. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 1 pm. FREE.