March Events Round-up

March 8th, 2014 by Comment button No Comments »

Here’s a taste of what’s going on in Oakville this month:

March 8: 9:30am-3:00pm: The sap starts flowing the first Saturday in March, and you’re invited to see how it’s made. Take a guided tour of Maple Lane and sample hot pancakes with syrup, and maple taffy. A great place to take the kids, it’s open daily through March Break. For more information visit the website.

March 9: 11am-7pm: Oakville Place Presents: “Just Dance 2014,” a daily dance off competition for kids of all-ages. The dancers with the highest scores in each age group will be invited back to compete on March 15, 2014. All will walk away with a $500 shopping spree at Oakville Place. Competition runs daily until March 15. For more information, visit Oakville Place’s website or call: 416-895-5536.

March 12: 9:00am-4:00pm: March Break Arts Camps: For kids with a passion for arts. Offered in English and French to kids from 6-12 years of age. For more information visit the Oakville Galleries’ official website, or call: 905-844-4402.

March 14: 9am-4pm: March Break at the Oakville Museum: Take a hands-on look at history this March Break. Countries featured: Scotland, India, France, Japan, and Canada. A perfect activity for kids from 6-10 years of age. For more information visit the website, or call 905-338-4400.

March 17: 9am-4pm: The Museum Scene: Got an actor in the family? The Oakville Museum serves as a backdrop, and inspiration for a kids’ week-long drama camp to learn acting techniques, play games, and act in a play. For more information on the program call the museum at: 905-338-4400. You can register online at Oakville.ca with registration code: 190999. The museum is located at Erchless Estate: 8 Navy St, Oakville.

March 20: 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Oakville Conference Centre: Canadian Club of Halton/Peel: The Canadian Club’s Halton-Peel chapter presents ICU Nurse Tilda Shalof with her presentation on Tips you need to know about being a Patient. Shalof will use her own experience as a patient undergoing heart surgery and what she learned during a week-long stay in hospital. Tickets are $45 each; to buy email Barry Wylie at: barrywylie@gmail.com, or call 905-827-6302 for more information. For more on the Canadian Club visit their website

March 21: 8-10pm: Welfarewell: Join the Oakville Players at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts as they present their comedy about 80-year old retired actress Esmerelda Quipp, and her quest to be incarcerated for life. Tickets are available by calling: 905-825-0374, or by visiting this link. Can’t make it tonight? Performances continue March 22 at 8pm, March 23 at 2pm, and March 26-29 at 8pm.

March 24: Poetry Contest: The Oakville Literacy Alliance invites all poets to submit their poems for a chance to win cash prizes. Submit through email by March 31 to: Elka Enola: ere@bell.net , or Ivy Reiss: ivy_reiss@hotmail.com . Contestants must use the words: Pair, Pear, and Pare to indicate this poem is an entry for the contest. First prize is $50, second prize is $25.

March 27: 6-9pm: Oakville Conference Centre: 19th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence: Join the Chamber of Commerce to honour business excellence at the Oakville Conference Centre. Call: 905-845-6613 ext. 205, or visit the website.

March 28: Tim Hortons Bowl for Kid’s Sake: 6:30-9pm: Join Oakville M.P.P. Kevin Flynn at Classic Bowl for bowling for Kids’ sake to help Big Brothers and Sisters of Halton. Sign your team up, or sponsor your friends by visiting the website. For more information call: 905-339-2355 ext. 222.

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About the author: Laura Steiner

Laura Steiner is a Freelance Journalist with 4 years experience covering news and events around Milton. When she isn't working on a story, she enjoys volunteering in the community with the Milton Centre for the Arts, and the Challenge Foundation.

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