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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...

Dress Up Your Life For Breast Cancer Research, Presented by Cleo

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Dress Up Your Life for Breast Cancer Research this October! The Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC) invites Canadians to Dress Up different aspects of their lives this October and raise funds for breast cancer research. Since 1998 Canadian companies, schools, and organizations have participated in Dress for the Cause by hosting local and individual fundraising events. Dress for the Cause has raised over $10 million for breast cancer research. WHEN October 1 – 31, 2020 WHERE 1. Register at dressforthecause.ca 2. Plan your Dress Up activities on your own or with a team 3. Challenge your network to Get Dressed 4. Donate the money you raise online WHAT Dress Up Your Life for Breast Cancer Research, presented by Cleo Week 1: Dress Up your Door (ex. house, office, doggy door, car, garage) Week 2: Dress Up your Desk (ex. home office, company office, or any workspace) Week 3: Dress Up your Best ____ (ex. prized possession, pets, cars, cottages, boats) Week 4: Dress Up Yourself (ex. Pink, pink pink!, clothes, Halloween costumes) WHY - One in 8 women women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime; - This year, more than 27,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer; - On average, 14 Canadian women will die from breast cancer every day. 2020 partners include: Cleo and The Weather Network. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, (BCSC) is a registered, national non-profit charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. BCSC raises money to fund patient focused research for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. Visit dressforthecause.ca to sign up, follow the Breast Cancer Society of Canada on social media and use #DressForTheCause & #ResearchMatters.

Bounty of the Harvest

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 - apples, orchards and apple crisp Saturday, October 17, 2020 - parsnips, root vegetables and preserves Saturday, October 31, 2020 - pumpkins, squash and pickles 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Feel the soil between your fingers as you harvest fresh produce and herbs from our orchards and gardens. Learn to prepare, pickle, or preserve it the way early Pickering inhabitants did. This program includes hands-on harvesting, a heritage food recipe, a mini food prep session, and an opportunity to take home what you've made. Everything can be made in your kitchen at home! Advance registration is required and opens on January 1. To register, visit pickering.ca/ActiveNet or call 905.683.8401.

Harvest Time in the Village

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Time travel in your own vehicle, and truly go back in time to the autumn of years gone by. This drive through tour of the Village is a peek into snapshots of pioneer life at harvest time, when preparations for the long winter ahead were in full swing. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Entry is first come - first through. *This is a completely hands-off experience, and vignettes are meant for viewing only.

1850s Apprentice Workshop: Blacksmith

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 or Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Become a blacksmith apprentice for a day and learn how to forge at Pickering Museum Village's blacksmith shop. Join us for a project based workshop, where you will learn the basics of blacksmithing, as well as the skills needed to be a 19th century blacksmith. Advance registration is required and opens on January 1. To register, visit pickering.ca/ActiveNet or call 905.683.8401.

1850s Apprentice Workshop: Blacksmith

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 or Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Become a blacksmith apprentice for a day and learn how to forge at Pickering Museum Village's blacksmith shop. Join us for a project based workshop, where you will learn the basics of blacksmithing, as well as the skills needed to be a 19th century blacksmith. Advance registration is required and opens on January 1. To register, visit pickering.ca/ActiveNet or call 905.683.8401.

Historic All Hallows' Eve

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Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween in this historical tour exploring the stories behind our modern-day Halloween beliefs and practices. Some of them are not what you think! Tours run every 15 minutes and must be purchased in advance.    *Please note this is a historical tour exploring Halloween customs, and while some origin stories are quite dark, this is not a frightful experience.