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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...

Tea & Talk: Education in Oshawa

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Enjoy tea and scones while Visitor Experience Coordinator, Jillian Passmore discusses early education in Oshawa. Through the editing of an unpublished manuscript the Oshawa Museum has learned much more about what Oshawa and the schools within it were like from 1800 - 1967. Artifcats from Oshawa's history will be on hand to enhance your experience. Sunday, September 25th at 1 pm Guy House $10 per person; $5 per OHS member

Anniversary Sale-A-Bration!

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Thank you Durham Region! We're celebrating 12 years here in Oshawa atleast 30 years in Durham Region. Join us for two days of celebrating! Save 10% up to 25% off your pieces, try out clay or glass fusing for $5, enter our draw! Three awesome prizes up for grabs: custom snowman, ornament party for 6 and pottery wheel class for two. Free Gift (at cash out) for the first 25. Cake while it lasts. Walk-ins welcome.

Graffiti Fundamentals Workshop Sundays

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Learn theory and techniques for developing your own Graffiti script and block letter style, colour theory and letter fill techniques, and how to produce impressive blackbook and canvas pieces. Sundays, September 25-November 20, 4:30-6:30 Cost: $160 All ages. No experience needed. To enrol: email paulpaget@hotmail.com Space is limited!

Graffiti Fundamentals Workshop Mondays

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Learn theory and techniques for developing your own Graffiti script and block letter style, colour theory and letter fill techniques, and how to produce impressive blackbook and canvas pieces. Mondays, September 26-November 21, 4:15-6:15 Cost $160 All ages. No experience needed. To enrol: email paulpaget@hotmail.com Space is limited!

Free Graffiti Youth Drop-In Program

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Urban Arts for Social Change continues! Drop in & Connect with other like minded artists, share your work, and develop your technique along with Graffiti School mentors Theresa, Paul, Courtnee, AJ & Joe on Wednesday afternoons the Living Room Community Art Studio between 4pm and 6pm. It's Free & All ages & abilities are welcome! Make your mark, change the world. Begins September 21st. Cost: FREE No Registration Needed Ages 11-19

Free Graffiti & Street Art Workshops

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Join us on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6 pm and participate in a series of Graffiti and Street Art workshops. This youth-facilitated program is offered by the students of R.S. McLaughlin C.V.I., in partnership with the Durham District School Board, the City of Oshawa, and the Ontario Ministry of Education. Begins September 28th. All materials and supplies are included. Cost: FREE No Registration Needed Ages 11-19 Workshops: September 28: Graffiti Fundamentals 1: TAG... You're It! October 5: Graffiti Fundamentals 2: The Throw Up October 12: Graffiti Fundamentals 3: The Piece October 19: Graffiti Canvas Piece October 26: Spray Paint Stencils! November 2: Design Your Own Skateboard November 9: Say Something T-Shirts November 16: Toy Hacking Sculptures November 23: Sticker Making & Sticker Swap November 30: Makey Makey Interactive Art December 7: Build Your Own Art Making Robot December 14: Graffiti A Hat

Mysterion the Mind Reader

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We’re excited to bring you Canada’s foremost mentalist, magician and psychological entertainer. Prepare to be amazed as your thoughts are revealed in a showcase of magic that borders on the impossible. Seats are limited so register early. Ages 15 +. Register here: http://bit.ly/2cVaayw

New Cadet Information Night

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This session is open to parents and any youth age 12 or older. This is a chance to hear first hand about this impactful and cost effective training program. Cadets learn about responsibility, accountability, aviation, leadership, and community service. Our programs are accessible and open to everyone including band, effective speaking, debate, rifle and sports nights. Come learn more & get all your questions answered or send inquiries to ihowie@2vandenbos.org.

Markham Fair

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here is fun to be had for the whole family at the 2016 Markham Fair, especially the children! Four action-packed days that will have your children moving out in the community. Be sure to get there early, and that should not be a problem with free parking at the Fairgrounds. The ever-so popular Nickelodeon Dora The Explorer will be attending the Fair to meet and greet fans on Sunday, October 2nd. Wanting to see a variety of horses, the Ram Rodeo will be featured on the track on Saturday and Sunday. And be prepared to be amazed by the Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration entertaining young and old with grace and precision. All ages will be in awe of the Largest Outdoor Monster Truck Madness with Freestyle Motocross FMX. There will be cars crunched, bikes doing tricks you don't want to try at home, pure excitement that will be on Thursday and Sunday night! There is great family entertainment to be seen at this year's Markham Fair. The comedic juggling of Craig Douglas, the magnificent Magician Glenn Ottaway, and daily walk around entertainment featuring Doug the Great, Silver Elvis, Trulee Odd Show, and Kobbler Jay. Be sure to make some time for Friday, as the President's Choice SuperDogs will be showing their skill and ability at the Friday Night Show (4pm, 6pm & 8pm). Look to the sky at nightfall, as there are spectacular nightly Fireworks! Cruising around the Markham Fair with strollers on the paved and dirt roads has memories in the making, but why not take a ride on a pony, or a monster truck! There is free face painting Saturday, and Sunday afternoon by the ever so talented Picasso! Have your children come face to face with farm animals at Old MacDonald's Barn, whether it is a Clydesdale Horse, or a Pot bellied Pig. Your children will be able to touch, and experience farm life! Be sure to hang around to see a sheep being sheared, or a cow being milked!

The Nook: After Hours Launch Party

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We’re keeping the Main Branch open just for you and this special event! Join the Teen Advisory Council and staff for the big reveal and celebration activities including: A Candy Bar Live music Gaming Special Guest Speaker Please note Main Branch will be open late and will definitely be louder than usual. Drop by and join in on the fun!

Artoberfest

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What happens when you combine art with Oktoberfest? You get ARToberfest! Station Gallery is having its first-ever ARToberfest on Friday, September 30. Your $50 ticket gets you: - An SG beer tasting glass to keep - Three samples of local craft beer - Authentic and delicious German food Also on tap: live music, cash bar, art activities and prizes! All proceeds support Station Gallery's community education programs.

Markham Fair

Description

here is fun to be had for the whole family at the 2016 Markham Fair, especially the children! Four action-packed days that will have your children moving out in the community. Be sure to get there early, and that should not be a problem with free parking at the Fairgrounds. The ever-so popular Nickelodeon Dora The Explorer will be attending the Fair to meet and greet fans on Sunday, October 2nd. Wanting to see a variety of horses, the Ram Rodeo will be featured on the track on Saturday and Sunday. And be prepared to be amazed by the Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration entertaining young and old with grace and precision. All ages will be in awe of the Largest Outdoor Monster Truck Madness with Freestyle Motocross FMX. There will be cars crunched, bikes doing tricks you don't want to try at home, pure excitement that will be on Thursday and Sunday night! There is great family entertainment to be seen at this year's Markham Fair. The comedic juggling of Craig Douglas, the magnificent Magician Glenn Ottaway, and daily walk around entertainment featuring Doug the Great, Silver Elvis, Trulee Odd Show, and Kobbler Jay. Be sure to make some time for Friday, as the President's Choice SuperDogs will be showing their skill and ability at the Friday Night Show (4pm, 6pm & 8pm). Look to the sky at nightfall, as there are spectacular nightly Fireworks! Cruising around the Markham Fair with strollers on the paved and dirt roads has memories in the making, but why not take a ride on a pony, or a monster truck! There is free face painting Saturday, and Sunday afternoon by the ever so talented Picasso! Have your children come face to face with farm animals at Old MacDonald's Barn, whether it is a Clydesdale Horse, or a Pot bellied Pig. Your children will be able to touch, and experience farm life! Be sure to hang around to see a sheep being sheared, or a cow being milked!

Doors Open Oshawa 2016

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Doors Open Oshawa gives the public a chance to explore the historic architecture and fascinating sites found throughout the City of Oshawa. Medical Science and Innovation will be highlighted in our Doors Open Oshawa 2016 program. Spend a day discovering local history first-hand and celebrate our community heritage during the 13th year of this event.

Doors Open Ajax

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Be a tourist in your own town! Celebrate Canada's Culture Days as we open the doors to fascinating buildings and unique heritage sites rarely open to the public. Doors Open is a community initiative providing an opportunity to showcase and promote our past, to glimpse inside our unique and historical buildings and to explore the local architecture and culture of Ajax. This event offers residents and visitors with a day to explore a side of Ajax they likely have never seen. For details of our sites visit http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Ajax.aspx Sites this year include: -Ajax Fire Headquarters -Ajax Kinsmen Heritage Centre -Ajax Town Hall -Defence Industries Limited (DIL) Walking Tour beginning at -Town Hall -Friends Cemetery -Health Movement Pilates -Lishman Residence -Quaker Meeting House/Doric Masonic Lodge -Village Community Centre -The Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 322 -The William Hartrick House -St Nedela Macedonian Orthodox

Markham Fair

Description

here is fun to be had for the whole family at the 2016 Markham Fair, especially the children! Four action-packed days that will have your children moving out in the community. Be sure to get there early, and that should not be a problem with free parking at the Fairgrounds. The ever-so popular Nickelodeon Dora The Explorer will be attending the Fair to meet and greet fans on Sunday, October 2nd. Wanting to see a variety of horses, the Ram Rodeo will be featured on the track on Saturday and Sunday. And be prepared to be amazed by the Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration entertaining young and old with grace and precision. All ages will be in awe of the Largest Outdoor Monster Truck Madness with Freestyle Motocross FMX. There will be cars crunched, bikes doing tricks you don't want to try at home, pure excitement that will be on Thursday and Sunday night! There is great family entertainment to be seen at this year's Markham Fair. The comedic juggling of Craig Douglas, the magnificent Magician Glenn Ottaway, and daily walk around entertainment featuring Doug the Great, Silver Elvis, Trulee Odd Show, and Kobbler Jay. Be sure to make some time for Friday, as the President's Choice SuperDogs will be showing their skill and ability at the Friday Night Show (4pm, 6pm & 8pm). Look to the sky at nightfall, as there are spectacular nightly Fireworks! Cruising around the Markham Fair with strollers on the paved and dirt roads has memories in the making, but why not take a ride on a pony, or a monster truck! There is free face painting Saturday, and Sunday afternoon by the ever so talented Picasso! Have your children come face to face with farm animals at Old MacDonald's Barn, whether it is a Clydesdale Horse, or a Pot bellied Pig. Your children will be able to touch, and experience farm life! Be sure to hang around to see a sheep being sheared, or a cow being milked!

Sunday FUNday - Seed Wreaths

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Come down to the Museum on October 2nd from 12 - 4 pm, to celebrate Culture Days at our Sunday FUNday! This month we'll be making seed wreaths, an example of Victorian handiwork. Pioneers and Victorians were notorious for not wasting anything! If you had a bountiful harvest and could spare the seeds, why not use them to make a decorative wreath? Tour the Museum and look for other examples of recycling and reuse. They're everywhere! This event is free for all ages, while supplies last.

Applefest

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Tempt your taste buds with the sweetest event of the year! Come out to Lang for a colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest season.

Babysitter Training for Tweens

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Ideal for kids 10 – 14 yrs. 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. Kids will complete activities, role playing and have hands on practice. St. John Ambulance Babysitter Manual and certificate of completion issued. Pre-registration is required 905-434-7800 courses offered each month in Durham Region

Markham Fair

Description

here is fun to be had for the whole family at the 2016 Markham Fair, especially the children! Four action-packed days that will have your children moving out in the community. Be sure to get there early, and that should not be a problem with free parking at the Fairgrounds. The ever-so popular Nickelodeon Dora The Explorer will be attending the Fair to meet and greet fans on Sunday, October 2nd. Wanting to see a variety of horses, the Ram Rodeo will be featured on the track on Saturday and Sunday. And be prepared to be amazed by the Ontario Extreme Cowboy Demonstration entertaining young and old with grace and precision. All ages will be in awe of the Largest Outdoor Monster Truck Madness with Freestyle Motocross FMX. There will be cars crunched, bikes doing tricks you don't want to try at home, pure excitement that will be on Thursday and Sunday night! There is great family entertainment to be seen at this year's Markham Fair. The comedic juggling of Craig Douglas, the magnificent Magician Glenn Ottaway, and daily walk around entertainment featuring Doug the Great, Silver Elvis, Trulee Odd Show, and Kobbler Jay. Be sure to make some time for Friday, as the President's Choice SuperDogs will be showing their skill and ability at the Friday Night Show (4pm, 6pm & 8pm). Look to the sky at nightfall, as there are spectacular nightly Fireworks! Cruising around the Markham Fair with strollers on the paved and dirt roads has memories in the making, but why not take a ride on a pony, or a monster truck! There is free face painting Saturday, and Sunday afternoon by the ever so talented Picasso! Have your children come face to face with farm animals at Old MacDonald's Barn, whether it is a Clydesdale Horse, or a Pot bellied Pig. Your children will be able to touch, and experience farm life! Be sure to hang around to see a sheep being sheared, or a cow being milked!

Free Graffiti Youth Drop-In Program

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Urban Arts for Social Change continues! Drop in & Connect with other like minded artists, share your work, and develop your technique along with Graffiti School mentors Theresa, Paul, Courtnee, AJ & Joe on Wednesday afternoons the Living Room Community Art Studio between 4pm and 6pm. It's Free & All ages & abilities are welcome! Make your mark, change the world. Begins September 21st. Cost: FREE No Registration Needed Ages 11-19

Babysitter Training for Tweens

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October 7 PA Day fun ! Ideal for kids 10 – 14 yrs. 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. Kids will complete activities, role playing and have hands on practice. St. John Ambulance Babysitter Manual and certificate of completion issued. Pre-registration is required 905-434-7800 courses offered each month in Durham Region -

PumpkinFest Toronto

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This Thanksgiving weekend on October 10-12, visit Downsview Park for the annual Pumpkinfest Toronto. The family-friendly event features lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages, including rides, contests, food and more. Ride the Pumpkin Express train through the park to visit all the sights, including a bustling kiddy midway, magician acts, inflatable slides a carousel and more. Admission and parking are free!

PumpkinFest Toronto

Description

This Thanksgiving weekend on October 10-12, visit Downsview Park for the annual Pumpkinfest Toronto. The family-friendly event features lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages, including rides, contests, food and more. Ride the Pumpkin Express train through the park to visit all the sights, including a bustling kiddy midway, magician acts, inflatable slides a carousel and more. Admission and parking are free!

PumpkinFest Toronto

Description

This Thanksgiving weekend on October 10-12, visit Downsview Park for the annual Pumpkinfest Toronto. The family-friendly event features lots of outdoor fun for people of all ages, including rides, contests, food and more. Ride the Pumpkin Express train through the park to visit all the sights, including a bustling kiddy midway, magician acts, inflatable slides a carousel and more. Admission and parking are free!

Il Divo

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Il Divo is coming to the General Motors Centre in support of their 7th studio album and the most ambitious yet.

Free Graffiti Youth Drop-In Program

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Urban Arts for Social Change continues! Drop in & Connect with other like minded artists, share your work, and develop your technique along with Graffiti School mentors Theresa, Paul, Courtnee, AJ & Joe on Wednesday afternoons the Living Room Community Art Studio between 4pm and 6pm. It's Free & All ages & abilities are welcome! Make your mark, change the world. Begins September 21st. Cost: FREE No Registration Needed Ages 11-19

REALTOR® Connect

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REALTOR® Connect is a real estate trade show with professional development sessions, prize giveaways, networking and more! Connect with industry professionals such as lawyers, mortgage brokers, trades, stagers, movers, etc. FREE for REALTORS®

The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour

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Marvel in awe of our life-size LEGO models! Jump into a giant LEGO Brick Pit! Save the day on awesome digitally-enhanced LEGO play missions and learn tips from a Master Model Builder at the most EPIC building event to ever hit Canada! Over 2.5 acres of interactive building fun is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 14 to 16! GET YOUR TICKETS: LEGOImagineNationTour.com

Gamers Club

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Compete in multiplayer tournaments of hit games such as Skylanders SWAP Force, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, followed by free play of any games the group would like. Game on! Now featuring Wii U, Playstation 4 and Xbox One! Drop-in program for ages 10 and up.

Open House

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Trafalgar Girls don't wonder if they'll be ready for the world. They wonder if the world will be ready for them. Join us for our Open House and see what it means to a Trafalgar Girl.

The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour

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Marvel in awe of our life-size LEGO models! Jump into a giant LEGO Brick Pit! Save the day on awesome digitally-enhanced LEGO play missions and learn tips from a Master Model Builder at the most EPIC building event to ever hit Canada! Over 2.5 acres of interactive building fun is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 14 to 16! GET YOUR TICKETS: LEGOImagineNationTour.com

The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour

Description

Marvel in awe of our life-size LEGO models! Jump into a giant LEGO Brick Pit! Save the day on awesome digitally-enhanced LEGO play missions and learn tips from a Master Model Builder at the most EPIC building event to ever hit Canada! Over 2.5 acres of interactive building fun is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 14 to 16! GET YOUR TICKETS: LEGOImagineNationTour.com

Free Graffiti Youth Drop-In Program

Description

Urban Arts for Social Change continues! Drop in & Connect with other like minded artists, share your work, and develop your technique along with Graffiti School mentors Theresa, Paul, Courtnee, AJ & Joe on Wednesday afternoons the Living Room Community Art Studio between 4pm and 6pm. It's Free & All ages & abilities are welcome! Make your mark, change the world. Begins September 21st. Cost: FREE No Registration Needed Ages 11-19

Fright at the Museum

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At this 4th annual Halloween attraction, find items around the spooky Museum buildings and grounds to unravel this year's mystery! Family appropriate, some scary content! Similar to a haunted house but interactive! This event will proceed in rain or "moonlight".

Pre-Professional Teen Dance Intensive

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In this 6 week session, Lexy Cox will teach you how to enhance your music theatre dance technique through activities focused on strength, flexibility and style. If you’re heading to music theatre dance auditions of any type including post-secondary, this pre-professional dance class will prepare you to feel confident in your dance technique and style. Fridays October 21-November 25, 5:00-7:00pm $295 + HST Contact admin@bravoacademy.ca or 647-350-7464 to register!

Bryson Insurance 9th Annual Pumpkin Guveaway

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The seeds have been planted and plans are well under way for the harvesting of the annual pumpkin patch at Bryson Insurance. The Bryson pumpkin give-away is truly a family event with the always popular face painting tent, balloons, raffles, bake table, popcorn, barbecue and so much more – all topped off, of course, with your pick from the Bryson pumpkin patch on the way out!! This year, visitors to the pumpkin give-away will once again be asked to bring a non-perishable food item in support of Feed the Need in Durham. All monies raised at the annual event this year, however, will go to COPE Mental Health Durham.

Treehouse TV's Splash'N Boots Bring Big Yellow Boot Tour to Toronto!

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"Hands up let's see you jump!" with Treehouse TV's SPLASH'N BOOTS! The three-time JUNO nominees are bringing the BIG YELLOW BOOT TOUR to Toronto this fall! For the first time ever, they will be bringing all their Big Yellow Boot Friends as seen on TV - Charlie, Keys and Jumping Jack Granny - across the country with them, stopping in over 30 Canadian cities along the way! This is the first show of its kind for Splash'N Boots, so put on your best YELLOW AND BLUE outfit and get ready to sing and dance with Canada's premiere children's entertainers! ** $1 of each ticket sale of The Big Yellow Boot Tour will go towards Splash'N Boots 4 Kids- A Foundation Dedicated to Bringing Musical Opportunities to Canadian Children and Families in Need. **

Halloween Trains

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Enjoy entertainment and Halloween themed activities on board the decorated train. Children 12 and under in costume ride for $1. Children will receive a loot bag upon departing the train. Visit our website for train departure times.

Tamil Reading Circle

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Share stories in both Tamil and English. Practice your Tamil speaking and writing skills as we explore crafts and fun cultural activities. Sept. 18 – Learn the traditional dance Bharatanatyam. Oct. 23– Depawali Festival of Lights; make a Depawali pot and learn the basics of violin the Tamil way. Drop-in family program for all ages. Parental participation is encouraged.