Welcome to October; a time to give thanks, and enjoy the harvest. Here are some ideas to celebrate Fall in Oakville
October 4: 3:30-4:30: Come kick off Oktoberfest with the Oscar Key band at a mid-afternoon concert at 1459 Nottingham Gate. Call 905-469-3232 for more information.
October 5: 10am-4pm: Fall Fest. Bring the family to downtown Oakville to help celebrate all things fall. Activities and roaming entertainment are at Towne Square: 92 George St, Oakville. For more information visit downtown Oakville’s official website.
October 6: Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts: Nightingale-Rag and Bone theatre: A play for 5-11 year olds about the special bird’s relationship with the Emperor of China told through hand-carved puppets. There are two shows at 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 each, and available by phone: 905-815-2021 or through their website
October 8: Senior Sewing Classes at Lollipop Art Lounge: 2-5:45pm: Ever wanted to learn how to sew? Here’s your chance. The Lollipop Art Lounge hosts a group of seniors sewers who will familiarize students with the sewing machine, and then teach new techniques. The class runs Tuesdays from October 8-29, and November 5-26. Call 905-849-1711, or visit the Lollipop Lounge’s website for more information.
October 11: Free Hockey- 9:30-11:30am at River Oaks Community Centre. Sponsored by the RBC, this is a free skate event for skaters of all ability levels. Visit this link for more information about the program. River Oaks Community Centre is located at: 2400 sixth Line, Oakville.
October 14: Tricks and shortcuts to playing the piano, guitar, and hand drum: 7:30-8:30pm: Discover different methods for playing the guitar, ukulele, and banjo. This is open to musicians of all level from those just learning, to expert level. The fee is $20/ each for students, and audience members alike. Pre-register with Jim Arnold via email. Folklore Music and Arts is located at: 3022 Prentiss Rd.
October 16: CCM- The Best Bikes In Town: 7:30- Author John McKenty shares the history of Canadian bike maker CCM. This session is hosted by the Oakville Historical Society, and takes place at St. John’s United Church: 262 Randall St. Oakville. Call: 905-844-2695 for more information.
October 17: Canadians in Support of Afghan Women (CSAW): 7-9:30pm. CSAW holds its annual fundraiser at St. John’s United Church featuring Activist/ Author Sally Armstrong. Tonight she speaks about her new book: The New Wave Of Change. Tickets are $25 each, or $15/ students. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Lantern Fund in support of Teacher training programs in Afghanistan. To learn more about the Lantern Fund visit this website.
October 19: Ghost Walks- 6pm. Come explore the spookier side of Oakville’s history with an hour-long ghost walk presented by the Oakville Historical Society. They cost: $6-12 each, and Walks begin at 110 King St. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please bring some good walking shoes. For more information call: 905-844-2695 or do visit the Historical Society’s website.
October: 23: Business Week, After Hours Trade Show 5-8pm. Oakville Chamber of Commerce presents their annual After Hours Trade Show at Le Dome Banquet Hall. Come out and network with local professionals, enter draws, and enjoy refreshments. Admission is free. To book a table phone Carina Cicero at 905-845-6613 ext. 205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the Oakville Chamber’s official website
October 25, 2013: Pool’s Paradise: A British Farce 8pm. West End Productions present a British Farce at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts; come have a laugh at the crazy antics at Reverend Lionel Troop’s Vicarage in Merton-cum-Middleton. Tickets are $22-28 and available by calling: 1-88-489-7784, or through the website.
October 26: Oakville Art Tour: 10am-5pm. Interested in Art? The Oakville Art Society presents the 7th annual Art tour. It’s self-guided with a PDF of a map to 12 locations where visitors can buy art, and interact with the Artists. For more information, and to download the map, visit their official website
October 29: Citizen’s Police Academy 7-10pm: Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is giving citizens a chance to learn about the issues involved in policing as either an officer, or a civilian member of HRPS. Come out and learn about how to prevent identity theft, the Forensic Identification Service, or the Homicide Unit. Call 905-878-5511 or visit their website for more details.
October 31: Time to get out that costume, and candy because it’s Halloween. Watch out for the little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treating in your neighbourhood.