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Check out our Southern Ontario Events Calendar for lots of interesting and fun events and activities for local families in Durham Region, the Greater Toronto Area, York, Peel, Hamilton-Halton, the Kawarthas, Niagara and more...

Family Board Game Fun

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Who loves board games? We do! Have a fun-filled afternoon trying new board games and enjoying your old favourites. Come as a family or bring your friends. Family program. Sign up: https://bit.ly/2Lo5rot

BBQ Day at the Train

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Ride the train today and receive a hamburger or hotdog. Enjoy family friendly on-board entertainment! Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Tea & Walk: Garden Tour

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The Henry House Heritage Gardens are in full bloom and now is the time to see them in their entire splendor. Join Visitor Hosts, Kathryn and Lauren, as they show guests the various plots of herbs and flowers, their uses and meanings. Learn about the special features in the garden too; our fleur-de-lis was a mystery when it first arrived but now has a place of prominence near Henry House. How do you read a sundial and why do we have one? Find out all of this and more during our June Tea & Talk on Sunday June 24th at 1 pm., visitors pay $10 and OHS members pay $5. Reservations are required for tea & scones. To make a reservation or find out more about joining the Oshawa Historical Society, please phone Jill at 905-436-7624 x.106

Cirque du Soleil

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After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre for a limited run of six performances, from June 21 to 24, 2018. This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Corteo

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CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Show Schedule: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm Tickets will be available on cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Tickets start at $39 (subject to change).

Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport

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"It’s going to be INCREDIBALL! The Redpath Waterfront Festival is back June 22-24 with carefree fun, endless entertainment and classic summer eats! Have a ball exploring HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes, a larger-than-life installation made up of six, 6.5” tall motorized beach balls. Catch a performance of Aqua Cirque, a water-inspired circus show. Stick around after performances, and kids can learn a few tricks of their own at guided workshops led by the acrobats. For more thrills, bounce over to the Family Fun Zone, where kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy arts and crafts, games, educational activities and carousel rides. Kick back with tall drinks and big eats with the return of the Waterfront Artisan Market and the Wine & Spirit Festival. And Ahoy Matey! The Royal Canadian Navy will be cruising in on the HMCS Oriole, a legendary sail-training ship. For more information, visit towaterfrontfest.com or check out the festival’s Facebook page @TOwaterfrontfest."

Summer Clearance Blowout

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💥 OUR LONG-AWAITED SUMMER CLEARANCE HAS ARRIVED! 💥 Join us this week-end, Friday through Sunday, for our best summer deals to date including BONUS DEALS! Friday: 50% off all specially marked clearance AND all sleepwear! Saturday: 60% off all specially marked clearance AND all books! Sunday: 70% off specially marked clearance AND all bodysuits! Shop early for best selection OR shop later for best discount! It's a WIN WIN either way! *All sales final. Specially marked items only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion, offer or discount. Not valid on previous purchases. While quantities last. Additional restrictions may apply. See store for details.

Rooks to Cooks Summer Cooking Camps

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Have you been searching for something new, educational and fun to occupy your child this summer? If so, then our cooking camps are for you. Rooks to Cooks Summer Day Camps are conveniently located in 12 locations across the Greater Toronto Area. We offer 10 sessions to choose from, for kids ages 5 and up. Sessions start June 25th and run until Aug. 31st. Cost is $380-$475 per week. All snacks and lunches included in registration fee. Only 18 spots available for each session, so register soon to secure a spot. We hope you can join us and cook up some fun this summer! Please register at www.rookstocooks.ca

After School French Club

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A place to practice your French in a group setting. All comprehension levels welcome. Ages 5-9. Sign up: https://bit.ly/2M3JZ8u

Ashunyung Singers

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In honour of National Indigenous History Month, Ashunyung Singers, an emerging Indigenous men's drum group from around Lake Simcoe, will perform traditional songs for healing and enjoyment. Experience the rich culture of First Nations people through storytelling, dance and rhythms. Family Program. Sign up: https://bit.ly/2M2uw8P

Neighbourhood Parks Family Fitness Tour - Orono

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Community Services Department staff will tour various Clarington Parks throughout the month of June to provide fun ways to play and be active as a family in celebration of “June is Recreation and Parks Month”! Ride your bike or walk over and join us in Orono for fun fitness activities!

Tween Tech @ the Library

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See what new and exciting features are available to you with some hands-on fun in our pop-up MakerSpace. Ages 9-12. Sign up: https://bit.ly/2I7ZTN4

PA Day Fun: Get Your Game On!

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Get Your Game On! Bring your friends and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of competition and fun playing various board and card games in the Library. All ages. Drop-in. Space limited by room capacity.

Babysitter Training on a PA Day

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Babysitter Training course is ideal for kids 10 – 13 years. Course is one day, 9am - 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required a week prior to start date. Designed to teach babysitter skills, leadership and first aid in a fun and informative session. Information shared is geared on caring for infants, toddlers and children. Along with working with parents, and responsibilities. Kids will complete activities, role playing and have hands on practice and receive a copy of the St. John Ambulance Babysitter Manual and certificate of completion. Call St. John Ambulance to pre-register 905-434-7800. Courses offered throughout Durham Region each month.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival

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The Strawberry Festival is a free Summer festival that offers something for everyone – A street market featuring over 200 artisans and vendors, great food, live entertainment, outdoor performances, bouncy castles, carnival rides and more! Join us as we celebrate Canada Day all weekend long from June 29-July 1. Extra amazing fireworks on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day!

Toronto Ribfest

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Kick Off Summer at Toronto Ribfest! Who needs the cottage? The good times are right in your own backyard! Live music, our massive Midway, Kids Zone, and – of course – delicious food await you at Toronto Ribfest this Canada Day weekend. Toronto Ribfest is 100% volunteer driven. 100% of the proceeds from Toronto Ribfest go back into the community. Help Rotary reach our goal of $500K for local causes at this summer’s biggest summer kickoff!

Canada Day Weekend at Lynde House Museum

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Kick off Canada Day Weekend at Lynde House Museum. Learn about the history of Whitby and the Lynde Family during a tour of the museum with costumed interpreters. Enjoy children’s crafts and games in the park. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy the festivities. Shop in the Warren General Store now featuring preserves along with artwork from local artists. Donations kindly received. For more information visit www.lyndehousemuseum.com, email info@lyndehousemuseum.com or call 905-665-3131. The Museum will be closed Sunday July 1st.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival

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The Strawberry Festival is a free Summer festival that offers something for everyone – A street market featuring over 200 artisans and vendors, great food, live entertainment, outdoor performances, bouncy castles, carnival rides and more! Join us as we celebrate Canada Day all weekend long from June 29-July 1. Extra amazing fireworks on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day!

Toronto Ribfest

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Kick Off Summer at Toronto Ribfest! Who needs the cottage? The good times are right in your own backyard! Live music, our massive Midway, Kids Zone, and – of course – delicious food await you at Toronto Ribfest this Canada Day weekend. Toronto Ribfest is 100% volunteer driven. 100% of the proceeds from Toronto Ribfest go back into the community. Help Rotary reach our goal of $500K for local causes at this summer’s biggest summer kickoff!

Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

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A Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, live music all weekend, headlining band The Carpet Frogs, guided hiking, family activities, Subaru Movies Under The Stars and FIREWORKS!

Cobourg Waterfront Festival

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The 2018 Cobourg Waterfront Festival is Saturday, June 30th through Monday, July 2nd. Join the Town of Cobourg, the Rotary Club of Cobourg and the Lions Club of Cobourg to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend. The Rotary Arts & Crafts Show and Lions Marketplace are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saurday and Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. There are a variety of activities in Victoria Park each day, ending at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Rotary Arts & Crafts Show: $5.00 day pass Canada Day Celebration - Victoria Park Entertainment - Lions Marketplace: Free Admission - All weekend

Canada Day Heritage Train Ride

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Special Fares for July 1, 2018 Celebrate Canada Day with a ride on-board a heritage train through the Oak Ridges Moraine. Enjoy our doors open baggage car and on-board family entertainment.

Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day

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The City of Vaughan will host its award-winning annual Canada Day event on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 12 - 8 p.m. at the Boyd Conservation Area located at 8739 Islington Avenue in Vaughan. Presented by TD and Event Sponsors CN and Tim Hortons, this fun-filled event will feature FREE admission, activities and entertainment for the whole family including live performances, inflatables, rock climbing, a zipline, life size games, a disco dome, a fully accessible inflatable maze, face painting, arts and crafts, a business zone, and a food zone to make for a very entertaining day! Featured artists include JENNA Nation, Jordan John, Epic Journey Tribute, and headlined by the 2018 Juno Awards Nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Virginia to Vegas!

Canada Day Celebration 2018, Mississauga

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Celebrate Canada's 151st birthday with your favourite artists and 100,000 new friends at Mississauga Celebration Square. Headlined by multi award nominated and winning artists Magic! and live on stage with Allie X and William Prince there's good reason to celebrate this Canada Day. Hosted by ET Canada's Sangita Patel, the Canada Day event at Mississauga Celebration Square is going to be explosive. World renowned Canadian scratch DJ, Kid Koala will keep the crowd pumped all night long. Capped off with an explosive fireworks finale presented by Tim Hortons, Canada's 151st birthday is one event you don't want to miss. The event kicks off with an afternoon of kids activities at Camp Canuck. With fantastic food trucks, roaming entertainment, a busker stage, crafts and giveaways, Camp Canuck has something for the whole family. Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie at our Official Ceremony at 4 pm and participate in the Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation oath.

Canada Day at Niagara Falls

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Celebrate Canada Day with Fireworks and excitement all around. There are free things to do for members of the whole family.

Canada Day Celebration - Daytime (Pickering)

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Free family event celebrating Canada's birthday. All ages, community event with live entertainment, activities, games and so much more! Special interest areas for kids, teens, adults and family. Plan for a full day of fun at the park! Details will be added as they are confirmed. Bouncers | Activities | Food Trucks | Live Entertainment and more Parking available at Pickering Town Centre or Pickering Rec Complex.

Canada Day at Scarborough Museum

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Looking for a unique and memorable Canada day? Scarborough Museum hosts their annual celebration in Thomson Memorial Park. Demonstrations include historic blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and leatherworking. Don’t forget to check out the Scarborough Historical Society Archives tent and browse through archival aerial photos, maps, and lots of information on the history of Scarborough. The museum's annual pie eating contest is also back by popular demand. Finally, enjoy celebratory Canada Day historic treats and stroll through the vendor market.

Canada Day at Mackenzie House: Put a Maple Leaf on It

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Celebrate Canada's birthday with a visit to Mackenzie House, the home of Toronto's first mayor! Visitors can use the 1845 press to print their own Maple Leaf postcard.

Canada Day at Fort York

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Fort York, the birthplace of urban Toronto, will celebrate Canada Day with a free, daylong, all-ages celebration packed with family-friendly activities, demonstrations, tours, and performances. In addition to flag raising and flag lowering ceremonies, the Fort York Summer Guard, dressed as members of the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry (circa 1815), will perform demonstrations of musketry, artillery, and fife and drum music. Children can enjoy a drill activity, music classes, and a scavenger hunt. The Fort's volunteer historic cooks group will demonstrate period-specific cooking methods and recipes in the historic kitchen—allowing visitors to see, hear and taste what life must have been like for the Fort's early 19th century inhabitants. Free guided tours of barracks and fortifications will focus on the evolution and history of the old western entrance into Toronto harbour and highlight the lives of soldiers and officers at Fort York.

Canada Day - Evening Main Stage and Fireworks

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Free Family Canada Day - Evening Main Stage Celebrations! Featuring: 7:00 pm Splash'N Boots 8:00 pm Mega Magic 9:00 pm Blue Radio - The Ultimate "Blue Rodeo" Tribute The evening ends with a Giant Pyromusical Fireworks show! Take the free event shuttle bus to the park starting at 6:00 pm from the Pickering Go Station, as well as 777 and 889 Brock Road South. Arrive early and enjoy a treat from our Food Trucks, on location for the evening starting at 6:00 pm. KickAss Donuts, Tropic Love, Fully Loaded TO, and more to come...

Scarborough Celebrates Canada

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Celebrate Canada’s diversity with food, vendors, prize giveaways, live music, performances and much more at Scarborough Celebrates Canada (Free entry!) outside Bridlewood mall.

Clarington Celebrates Canada Day!

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Join us in Bowmanville on Sunday, July 1st for our Canada Day celebration! The party starts at 7:00 pm with live entertainment and food vendors and concludes with a spectacular display of fireworks at dusk.

Historic Dominion Day at Lang Pioneer Village

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Honour Canada’s birthday with an 1860’s celebration with official ceremonies accompanied by the Peterborough Concert Band. Witness a raid re-enactment as the Canadian Militia ward off the advances of the Fenians. Learn about the First Nations perspective on Confederation and their contributions to the development of the nation. Finish the day with a complimentary piece of cake!

TD Summer Reading Club Canada Day Kick-Off Party

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Celebrate Canada Day and kick-off the TD Summer Reading Club at your Library! Drop by for 20 minutes or two hours to explore, learn, and create with us as we put on our discovery hats and get ready to beat Summer Brain Drain!

Township of Scugog Canada Day 2018

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The Township of Scugog celebrates Canada Day in Palmer Park! Join us on July 1 for unforgettable fun and entertainment! Our celebrations kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a parade through Historic Downtown Port Perry, featuring our annual "Vettes for Vets", along with antique cars, local athletes, fife & drum and pipe bands, historical characters, and more! While the parade ends in Palmer Park, the fun has only just begun! After opening ceremonies, the day is packed full of live performances, kids' activities in the Kid Zone, tasty vendors, beverage tent, and tons of exciting, inclusive events for the entire family. The night ends with the best firework show in Durham Region, displayed over Lake Scugog. You will not want to miss out as Scugog celebrates Canada Day in Palmer Park!

Canada Day Celebration, City of Hamilton

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Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Hamilton at Bayfront Park! Beginning at 12pm, come enjoy live performances, children’s activities, local food trucks and a dazzling fireworks finale beginning at 10 pm. Free event.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival

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The Strawberry Festival is a free Summer festival that offers something for everyone – A street market featuring over 200 artisans and vendors, great food, live entertainment, outdoor performances, bouncy castles, carnival rides and more! Join us as we celebrate Canada Day all weekend long from June 29-July 1. Extra amazing fireworks on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day!

Toronto Ribfest

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Kick Off Summer at Toronto Ribfest! Who needs the cottage? The good times are right in your own backyard! Live music, our massive Midway, Kids Zone, and – of course – delicious food await you at Toronto Ribfest this Canada Day weekend. Toronto Ribfest is 100% volunteer driven. 100% of the proceeds from Toronto Ribfest go back into the community. Help Rotary reach our goal of $500K for local causes at this summer’s biggest summer kickoff!

Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

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A Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, live music all weekend, headlining band The Carpet Frogs, guided hiking, family activities, Subaru Movies Under The Stars and FIREWORKS!

Cobourg Waterfront Festival

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The 2018 Cobourg Waterfront Festival is Saturday, June 30th through Monday, July 2nd. Join the Town of Cobourg, the Rotary Club of Cobourg and the Lions Club of Cobourg to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend. The Rotary Arts & Crafts Show and Lions Marketplace are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saurday and Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. There are a variety of activities in Victoria Park each day, ending at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Rotary Arts & Crafts Show: $5.00 day pass Canada Day Celebration - Victoria Park Entertainment - Lions Marketplace: Free Admission - All weekend

Toronto Ribfest

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Kick Off Summer at Toronto Ribfest! Who needs the cottage? The good times are right in your own backyard! Live music, our massive Midway, Kids Zone, and – of course – delicious food await you at Toronto Ribfest this Canada Day weekend. Toronto Ribfest is 100% volunteer driven. 100% of the proceeds from Toronto Ribfest go back into the community. Help Rotary reach our goal of $500K for local causes at this summer’s biggest summer kickoff!

Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

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A Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, live music all weekend, headlining band The Carpet Frogs, guided hiking, family activities, Subaru Movies Under The Stars and FIREWORKS!

Cobourg Waterfront Festival

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The 2018 Cobourg Waterfront Festival is Saturday, June 30th through Monday, July 2nd. Join the Town of Cobourg, the Rotary Club of Cobourg and the Lions Club of Cobourg to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend. The Rotary Arts & Crafts Show and Lions Marketplace are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saurday and Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday. There are a variety of activities in Victoria Park each day, ending at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Rotary Arts & Crafts Show: $5.00 day pass Canada Day Celebration - Victoria Park Entertainment - Lions Marketplace: Free Admission - All weekend

SRC Epic Experiences - Dinosaur Detectives

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Get up close with dinosaur fossils with this interactive archaeological experience direct from the Royal Ontario Museum! TD Summer Reading Club registration required. No charge. Program may be limited on a first-come, first-served basis due to space constraints.

Amazing Animal Adaptations - Family Nature Walk

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Do you know how woodpeckers can tap on trees without hurting their brains? Or how salamanders communicate to their family members through smell? Join us to learn amazing physical and behavioural adaptations of some of High Park’s resident animals! We’ll also teach you tracking skills so you can search for animal evidence and hopefully spot some of these amazing creatures. This is a FREE all-ages event, great for the whole family! Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person.

Summer Wednesdays

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Soak up the sun at Summer Wednesdays! Bask in the setting sun as you kick back with an ice cold drink, grab a bite of delicious summer fare and make the most of those warm summer evenings. The hottest place to spend Wednesday nights is at Evergreen Brick Works, nature's patio. For dinner, enjoy gourmet selections from street food trucks or platters of seasonal food and hand-baked bread made by Forno Cultura in our wood-fired oven. Plus, join us for the Live Music Series, Presented by Muskoka Brewery on select dates, where you can enjoy music from local bands, or drop by to shop from makers at the Etsy Market three nights throughout the summer! For all the details, visit https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/summer-wednesdays/

Kids in the Village

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Join our costumed interpreter for an hour and a half interactive program for children ages 3 to 12 years. Children will learn and play old-fashioned games, followed by a heritage-inspired craft they can take home. Discover a new theme each week.

TEEN DANCE PARTY - FRIDAY, JULY 6TH

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Calling all teens ages 13-16 who love to dance - then this is your night to dance and have fun with friends in a nightclub just for teens! Concert style light and sound, Live DJ, red carpet, prizes, GLOW face/body painting, store/cafe, water station and VIP seating available. Security. Parent lounge. Host your birthday party in 1 of our VIP Party Booths!

Friday Maker Nights: Dr. Slime Experiments

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Is it slime, flubber or silly putty? Put on your safety goggles and get out your science beakers! Construct a slimy craft or two, using various ingredients and food colouring. All Ages. Drop-in.

Enjoy a FREE Screening of La La Land Under the Stars

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Discover why La La Land has won more than a dozen awards to date (or fall in love with it again), during a FREE screening of the musical rom-com as part of the Aga Khan Museum’s Dancing in the Park series. Returning for a second season with performances and films sure to get guests moving, events within the series take place in the Aga Khan Park adjacent to the Museum and include various food offerings. With the Museum’s extended hours until 9 p.m., guests are also invited to explore the galleries, with admission by contribution. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are both struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Cartooning & Anime Classes at Winged Canvas

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Learn the techniques and methods to drawing your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? Go behind the scenes to discover how artists create and bring characters to life! This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! Manga is a style of Japanese cartooning (also known as "anime") that has captivated the world. Saturday 2:00 - 3:30 pm starting July 7 Sunday 4:15 - 5:45 For more information, please visit our website ! https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Teddy Bear Train

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Children 12 and under with a teddy bear or stuffie ride for only $2! (maximum of 2 children per adult) Dr. Bear will be riding the train today to give your child's favourite stuffie a check-up and a clean bill of health. Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for the doctor. Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm

Sunday FUNday: All About Archaeology

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Help us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gertrude Bell. A renowned archaeologist during the nineteenth century, Bell was a trailblazer and founder of the Iraq Museum. She was a scholar and world traveler in a time when women rarely had these opportunities. On Sunday, July 8, interact with artefacts from Oshawa's Ancestral Wendat archaeological sites at our Sunday FUNday! Found in 1967 and 1992 these excavations have provided us a link to Oshawa's pre-history. Learn about tools of the trade, dating techniques and put together clay pots! View artefacts on display from past digs at the Museum. Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its collection.

Pop Up in the Park

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Have you ever wanted to check out the Oshawa Museum, but not sure if it’s the right thing for you, or if your kids will like it? Stop by our Pop Up Museum in the Park every Monday starting July 9! From 12:30 – 3:30 pm each week, the Museum will have family friendly artefacts on display and free activities for kids. Find us at the playground in Lakeview Park, Oshawa between the Oshawa Museum and the Jubilee Pavilion.

SRC Epic Experiences - Tuesdays on the Trail

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OPG Darlington Tuesday, July 10th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; or 1 to 3 p.m. TD Summer Reading Club registration required. No charge. Program may be limited on a first-come, first-served basis due to space constraints. Learn all about local wildlife and the great outdoors while playing games outside! Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen! Additional location details can be found on the OPG webpage: https://www.opg.com/communities-and-partners/host-communities/Pages/Tuesdays-on-the-Trail.aspx

Tree-mendous Trees - Family Nature Walk

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Join us for a tour of the tremendous trees in High Park! Get to know majestic Black Oaks, towering White Pines, beautiful Paper Birches and many more. We’ll also talk about how animals, including humans, benefit from trees in a variety of ways, as well as some of the latest research on how trees communicate with each other.

Summer Wednesdays

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Soak up the sun at Summer Wednesdays! Bask in the setting sun as you kick back with an ice cold drink, grab a bite of delicious summer fare and make the most of those warm summer evenings. The hottest place to spend Wednesday nights is at Evergreen Brick Works, nature's patio. For dinner, enjoy gourmet selections from street food trucks or platters of seasonal food and hand-baked bread made by Forno Cultura in our wood-fired oven. Plus, join us for the Live Music Series, Presented by Muskoka Brewery on select dates, where you can enjoy music from local bands, or drop by to shop from makers at the Etsy Market three nights throughout the summer! For all the details, visit https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/summer-wednesdays/

Acrylic Painting Classes at Winged Canvas

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Learn how to unleash your natural ability to interpret the world through the art of painting, and discover the lives and work of famous artists. Create colourful acrylic paintings inspired by icons such as Tom Thompson from the Group of Seven, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and contemporary artists practicing today. Learn the creative process and the artistic techniques, materials, and tricks of specific artists, their history and their works to create your own imaginative works of art. Over the course of the program, students will be able to choose their own subject matter for their paintings and develop a good understanding of composition, balance, and brush techniques as well as the importance of colour and value, It's a perfect opportunity for developing portfolios as well as new artists picking up a brush after a long time. This course is beginner friendly. July 11 - August 29, 2018 Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm For more information and pricing details, please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/acrylic-painting-class-for-adults

Kids in the Village

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Join our costumed interpreter for an hour and a half interactive program for children ages 3 to 12 years. Children will learn and play old-fashioned games, followed by a heritage-inspired craft they can take home. Discover a new theme each week.

Gamers Club

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A multiplayer tournament of hit games like Skylanders SWAP Force and MarioKart 8 for Wii U. Game on! Ages 10+, Drop-in.

Cartooning & Anime Classes at Winged Canvas

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Learn the techniques and methods to drawing your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? Go behind the scenes to discover how artists create and bring characters to life! This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! Manga is a style of Japanese cartooning (also known as "anime") that has captivated the world. Saturday 2:00 - 3:30 pm starting July 7 Sunday 4:15 - 5:45 For more information, please visit our website ! https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

22nd Annual Transportation Day Car & Motorcycle Show

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Car enthusiasts from across Ontario showcase their antique & classic cars and vintage motorcycles with over 50 trophies to be won. Enjoy historic demonstrations, live music, horse and wagon rides and more!

Pizza Day at the Train

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Ride the train today and receive a free slice of pizza at the Uxbridge station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Enjoy family friendly on-board entertainment! Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Grandpa Henry's Picnic

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We are excited to throw the fourth annual Grandpa Henry’s Picnic on Sunday, July 15! Plan for a vacation back in time when you and your family spend the day at the Oshawa Museum. Our relaxing gardens, sunny backyard and friendly staff and volunteers will awaken your curiosity for the past! Check in with our Victorian style experts; enjoy a leisurely game of croquet or horseshoes, see what’s buzzing with local beekeeper JoAnn Poirier, of Kiss My Bees, or reward yourself with some delicious homemade ice cream! On your journey, learn about the Henry’s, one of Oshawa’s earliest settler families. Did you know that every year patriarch, Thomas Henry would throw a special picnic for his grandchildren? He had fifty-five grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren! This year Grandpa Henry’s Picnic is FREE and everyone is welcome. Come along, this is a picnic you don’t want to miss! Find us in the Heritage Gardens of Henry House on Sunday, July 15 from 12 – 4 pm.

Royal Tea Party with Cinderella

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Calling all princesses, princes and mice! We are hosting our annual Royal Tea Party featuring cookies, punch and the Disney live action movie, Cinderella (Rated G). All ages. Drop-in.

SRC Epic Experiences - Paint Peril

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Sling paint and make patterns with gravity by engineering a pendulum! Find out if different pendulums make different patterns! TD Summer Reading Club registration required. No charge. Program may be limited on a first-come, first-served basis due to space constraints.

Summer LEGO Science Camp

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e² Young Engineers is for anyone who loves to experience, experiment, and have a ton of fun through LEGO building. Our camp participants will participate in experiential and challenging learning through games and scientific experiments that visualize natural phenomena and the forces acting around them. Each day, participants will partake in a variety of diversely enriching activities across different science subjects. Likewise, the children will enjoy an educational experience. e² Young Engineers Camps are unique and innovative and will provide their participants with an amazing time!

Pop Up in the Park

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Have you ever wanted to check out the Oshawa Museum, but not sure if it’s the right thing for you, or if your kids will like it? Stop by our Pop Up Museum in the Park every Monday starting July 9! From 12:30 – 3:30 pm each week, the Museum will have family friendly artefacts on display and free activities for kids. Find us at the playground in Lakeview Park, Oshawa between the Oshawa Museum and the Jubilee Pavilion.

Summer Wednesdays

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Soak up the sun at Summer Wednesdays! Bask in the setting sun as you kick back with an ice cold drink, grab a bite of delicious summer fare and make the most of those warm summer evenings. The hottest place to spend Wednesday nights is at Evergreen Brick Works, nature's patio. For dinner, enjoy gourmet selections from street food trucks or platters of seasonal food and hand-baked bread made by Forno Cultura in our wood-fired oven. Plus, join us for the Live Music Series, Presented by Muskoka Brewery on select dates, where you can enjoy music from local bands, or drop by to shop from makers at the Etsy Market three nights throughout the summer! For all the details, visit https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/summer-wednesdays/

Acrylic Painting Classes at Winged Canvas

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Learn how to unleash your natural ability to interpret the world through the art of painting, and discover the lives and work of famous artists. Create colourful acrylic paintings inspired by icons such as Tom Thompson from the Group of Seven, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and contemporary artists practicing today. Learn the creative process and the artistic techniques, materials, and tricks of specific artists, their history and their works to create your own imaginative works of art. Over the course of the program, students will be able to choose their own subject matter for their paintings and develop a good understanding of composition, balance, and brush techniques as well as the importance of colour and value, It's a perfect opportunity for developing portfolios as well as new artists picking up a brush after a long time. This course is beginner friendly. July 11 - August 29, 2018 Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm For more information and pricing details, please visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/acrylic-painting-class-for-adults

Mental Health First Aid Course

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health need or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just like traditional first aid, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or crisis is resolved. Anyone can benefit from MHFA and more & more Canadians are being trained – MHFA is well suited for individuals seeking knowledge, workplaces seeking to reduce incidences of Mental Health and community groups. This is a 2-day course

Afternoon Tea at the Museum

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This summer experience afternoon tea in the Oshawa Museum’s Henry House Gardens. Relax by the lake and enjoy a light lunch of scones, sandwiches, desserts and your choice of tea as well as a tour of the three beautifully restored heritage buildings. Teas will be held on Thursday July 19 and Thursday August 16 with sittings at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, if necessary; the cost is $15 per person and $10 for Oshawa Historical Society members. Reservations are required and can be made online or over the phone at 905-436-7624 x106. Space is limited, so book now!

Kids in the Village

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Join our costumed interpreter for an hour and a half interactive program for children ages 3 to 12 years. Children will learn and play old-fashioned games, followed by a heritage-inspired craft they can take home. Discover a new theme each week.

Museum Minecraft

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Back by popular demand! Unplug for the day and join us for our live version of the computer game. Mine for resources throughout the village and craft your items to get through our game levels. To finish all levels of our game may take over 3 hours, so bring your lunch and spend the day! Last admission time is 3:00 pm for participating in Minecraft activities. Please note: no computers are used in our live version of the game and running shoes are recommended!

Cartooning & Anime Classes at Winged Canvas

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Learn the techniques and methods to drawing your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step, What makes cartooning and anime so fun? Go behind the scenes to discover how artists create and bring characters to life! This class is all about improving your drawing skills and learning the art of storytelling: how to draw proportions, refine linework, master colouring techniques, draw expressions and figures in action, and simple storyboarding. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at cartoons from around the globe — particularly the popular world of Japanese Manga — and discover a new world of inspiration! Manga is a style of Japanese cartooning (also known as "anime") that has captivated the world. Saturday 2:00 - 3:30 pm starting July 7 Sunday 4:15 - 5:45 For more information, please visit our website ! https://www.wingedcanvas.com/cartooning-anime-drawing-class

Pop Up in the Park

Description

Have you ever wanted to check out the Oshawa Museum, but not sure if it’s the right thing for you, or if your kids will like it? Stop by our Pop Up Museum in the Park every Monday starting July 9! From 12:30 – 3:30 pm each week, the Museum will have family friendly artefacts on display and free activities for kids. Find us at the playground in Lakeview Park, Oshawa between the Oshawa Museum and the Jubilee Pavilion.