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August 2022

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham in August

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

National Peacekeepers DayNational Peacekeepers' Day

Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in various peace support efforts will gather at events across the country to honour their comrades. A national ceremony is held each year in Ottawa at the Peacekeeping Monument on the Sunday closest to August 9. It is organized by the local chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (2019 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS is May 29).

If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance
- get it listed on our calendar page!

August 2023 Early Bird Listings

Early Bird

 

2022

to August 10 ~ Artists of Uxbridge

Artists of UxbridgeFabulous Mediums ~ Art Show
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr, Ajax
Ajax https://artistsofuxbridge.com/

to Sept 4 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caSutures Eve Tagny + Emii Alrai
143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville
w: vac.ca

 

to Aug 8 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland Players The Graduate
Cobourg A staged reading.Yaucht Club
Cobourg Yacht Club Lawn
100 Hibernia St., Cobourg
https://northumberlandplayers.ca

 

to August 28th, 2022 RMG

RMGElemental: Oceanic
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
https://rmg.on.ca/

 

 

to Sept 11 ~ The Colborne ART Gallery

Colborne ART GalleryGood Vibrations
51 King. St. W, Colborne
https://thecolborneartgallery.ca/

 

August 3 ~ Summer in the Square

Music in the Square (7 – 8:30 p.m.)
August 3 – Simply Spice (Spice Girls Tribute)
Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W., Ajax)

August 4 to September 4 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine Arts

9 to 5: The Musical
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
August 4 – September 4
A funny and fierce musical about female empowerment!
Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy–giving him the boot! Featuring songs by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 is a musical re-imagining of the hilarious 1980 hit film.
https://capitoltheatre.com/event/9-to-5-the-musical/
https://capitoltheatre.com/ | 905-885-1071
Cameco Capitol Arts Centre | 20 Queen Street, Port Hope

to August 11 ~ Noisy Art in the Library

Pickering Public LibraryPickering Public Library and PRAC are please to once more present an art show for kids "Noisy Art in the Libary"
Awards Reception ~ Aug 10th from 6-7pm at the Central Library Auditorium.
www.pickeringlibrary.ca

August 4 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryJune 9, 6PM – Rob Tardik
Join us at Station Gallery for Thursday Night Life for 8 evenings of live music, refreshments and art. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca/thursdaynightlive

 

August 9 - Paper Quilling WorkshopLynde House

Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Learn how to create your own beautiful quilled artwork with Nesrin Blair & Rola Jaber! All supplies provided.
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

August 10 ~ Noisy Art in the Library Awards

Pickering Public Library and PRAC are please to once more present an art show for kids "Noisy Art in the Libary"
Awards Reception ~ Aug 10th from 6-7pm at the Central Library Auditorium.
www.pickeringlibrary.ca

 

August 10 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandFantasia @ 7:30
RS McLaughlin Bandshell
https://www.facebook.com/OshawaCivicBand

August 10 to Sept 25 ~ RMG

RMGSeniors Art Competition and Exhibition: Victory
Opening and Awards Reception:
Gallery A, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Wednesday / Aug 17 / 2:30 pm
PRAC artists: Nesrin Blair
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
https://rmg.on.ca/

Aug 10 to Sept 14 ~ Norman Smith and Ramona Marquez-Ramraj

Art Show
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr, Ajax

August 10 ~ Summer in the Square

Kids in the Square (7 – 8:30 p.m.)
August 10 – Jessica Towler (Disney Hits)
Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W., Ajax)

 

Aug 12 to 22 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersLove Letters A staged reading.
Lioness & Lions Pavilion
Victoria Park, Cobourg
https://northumberlandplayers.ca

 

 

Aug 12~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsKITCHEN PARTY
Such Great Buzzes

20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 2Y7
905-885-1071
https://capitoltheatre.com

 

August 12 to 21 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreEVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL

Regent Theatre
50 King Street East, Oshawa
https://regenttheatre.ca/

 

 

Aug 10 to Sept 14 ~ Fabulous Mediums

McLeanCC AjaxNorman Smith and Ramona Marquez-Ramraj
Art Show

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr, Ajax

 

 

 

August 14 - Durham StorytellersLynde House

Durham Storytellers is an enthusiastic group that aims to keep oral storytelling alive, promote an awareness of storytelling and illustrate how stories fit in today's society. By conveying each story without books or notes, through members from all walks of life and at various stages in their storytelling journey, they strive to inspire others to want to share and tell their stories.
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

14 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtAugust 14th from 1 - 3 PM for Sandra Poytress' Acrylic Pouring Workshop! In just two hours you will learn how to make a gorgeous piece of art to take home and display.
Prices are $40 for members/$70 for non-members with a $20 supply fee for materials.
Visit our website for registration and more details: https://agiftof-art.com/.../august-14-acrylic-pouring.../

August 16 ~ Valerie Kent

Paint Your Pet Portrait workshop for Trent University on Tuesday, August 16th from 7 to 9 pm
https://trentucontinuinged.corsizio.com
Valerie Kent 647 223 5531

August 17 ~ Summer in the Square

Music in the Square (7 – 8:30 p.m.)
August 17 – Bruno Nesci and The Dreamers (Elvis Tribute)
Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W., Ajax)

 

August 18 - 55+ Chair Yoga with AnnalisaLynde House

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF YOGA IN A BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SETTING
LEARN A SERIES OF POSES FOR PAIN RELIEF, RELAXATION & FLEXIBILITYWITNESS THE PROFOUND TRANSFORMATION THAT CAN OCCUR BY CHANGING THE MIND AND BODY TOGETHER
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

August 18 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryJune 9, 6PM – Rory Taillon, TBD
Join us at Station Gallery for Thursday Night Life for 8 evenings of live music, refreshments and art. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca/thursdaynightlive

 

August 18 - Introduction to Watercolour TechniquesLynde House

Join Whitby artist Marni Bachuk to discover the techniques you need to get started in the beautiful art of watercolour painting! Workshop fee includes all necessary supplies.
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

 

Aug 21~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine Arts

The WonderPhil Magic Show

20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 2Y7
905-885-1071
https://capitoltheatre.com

August 20-21 ~ Destination Pickering

Destination PickeringCultural Fusion Fair 11am-7pm
The City of Pickering and Pickering Rotary Club present a unique, one of a kind festival that will give attendees the opportunity to celebrate the many places where culture has melded and fused to create new and beautiful traditions and cultural practices.
One the Esplanade
pickering.ca/culturalfusion

August 23 - Swans at Lynde Shores Paint NightLynde House

Paint Night with Mina Daya
All abilities welcome! No experience necessary!
Supplies list provided at registration.
CAN OCCUR BY CHANGING THE MIND AND BODY TOGETHER
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

August 24 ~ Summer in the Square

Kids in the Square (7 – 8:30 p.m.)
August 24 – Bumbling Bert (Magic Show)
Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W., Ajax)

 

August 24 - Rhythmic Fun for EveryoneLynde House

INTERACTIVE DRUM CIRCLE FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING AND SHARING Facilitated by Julie Ditta
Using hand drums, rhythmic instruments, and simple drum circle games, a positive, non-competitive experience is created for people of all ages and abilities. Being part of a drum circle lifts the spirits and offers a sense of personal empowerment.
Drums and rhythm instruments will be available to borrow on a first come basis, or bring your own! NO PREVIOUS DRUMMING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

August 27 ~ Zumba in the Square

Pat Bayly Square will also become your Saturday fitness destination! On July 16 and August 27, celebrate the summer and enjoy energizing outdoor Zumba parties! All ages and levels are welcome and no previous experience is required. Wear your brightest athletic clothing, and get ready to sweat and smile. Registration is free but required. Please visit www.ajax.ca/groupfitness to register.
Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W., Ajax)

 

Aug 27 to Sept 5 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersLaundry and bourbon A staged one act play
Lioness & Lions Pavilion
Victoria Park, Cobourg
https://northumberlandplayers.ca

 

 

August 27 - Blacksmithing WorkshopLynde House

Facilitated by Blacksmith Ryan Leis
Learn the historic techniques used by smiths, and forge your own steel knife!
Lynde House Museum
900 Brock St S, Whitby
https://www.lyndehousemuseum.com

 

August 31 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandOf Sailors and Whales @ 7:30
RS McLaughlin Bandshell
https://www.facebook.com/OshawaCivicBand

August 31 ~ Summer in the Square

Music in the Square (7 – 8:30 p.m.)
August 31 – Hotel California (Eagles Tribute)
Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W., Ajax)

 

 

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Pickering ~ Summer Concerts

Sundays @ 2 ~ Gazebo at Esplanade Park
July 3 ~ Pickering Community Concert Band
July 10 ~ Andy Earle and the Bandits
July 17 ~ The Lincolnaires
July 24 ~ Soul Jazz Express
July 31 ~ Alex Whorms (Pop/Jazz)

August 7 ~ Food Truck Festival - no music
August 14 ~ The Sideman (Jazz)
Augusdt 21 ~ Cultural Fusion Fair - no music
August 28 ~ Faith Armour (R&B)

Thursdays @ 7 Millennium Square

July 7 ~ Fiddlestix
July 14 ~ Project Pheonix
July 21 ~ Lost Socks
July 28 ~ Sammy Duke

August 4 ~ Vintage
August 11 ~ Jason Maxwell
August 18 ~ Kim & Company
August 25 ~ Twisters

 


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Pickering Musuem Village
July and August

Garden Gnomes & Fairy Homes
Izzy's Mystery Adventure
What's the Scoo;?
Barn & Butter
1920s Prohibition Escape Room
The Ane Experience
Junior Carriage Painter

Summer Concerts
Sundays at 2 Esplanade Park

July 3 Pickering community Cocnert Band
July 10 Andy Earle and the Bandits
July 17 The Lincolnaires
July 24 Sould Jazz Express
July 31 Alex Whorms
August 14 The Sideman
August 28 Faith Armour

Thursdays @ 7 Millennium Square
August 4 vintage
August 11 Jason maxwell
August 18 Kim & Company
August 25 Twisters

 

 
           

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