Events

Message from Chief Administrative Officer,

City of Pickering

October Events

Join us online for fun for all ages!

Haunted Ghost Drive-Thru Tour (for ages 12 and up)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: 2365 Concession Road 6

Take a driving tour of the historic village at night and hear stories from the past that still haunt us today. Learn about paranormal investigations that have found evidence of spirits and ghosts and hear stories of past. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Pre-registration required click here. Tours start every 5 minutes between 7:00 and 9:35 p.m., 25 minute experience.  Cost:  $20/vehicle.

Pre-registration required by going to https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofpickering/ActiveNet_Home?FileName=onlineDCProgramDetail.sdi&dcprogram_id=4&online=true

Virtual Live Education Programs

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday, 28, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

Location: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering

Don’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of a virtual field trip experience for your students with PMV! Grade 3 and 7/8 teachers may choose from a select offering of themed virtual live programs. We’ve adapted some of our most popular on-site program elements into live conference video presentations. We’ll come to you from our log schoolhouse with the help of modern technology!  Programs will operate via the WebEx platform, offered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.  Call 905-683-8401 and reserve your preferred time!

Program Choices:

School Days - $40 per presentation (40 minutes, Grade 3)

Recess Play - $40 per presentation (40 minutes, Grades 2 and 3)

The Underground Railroad - $60 per presentation (60 minutes, Grades 6 to 8)

Rebellion of 1837 - $60 per presentation (60 minutes, Grade 7)

Early Settler Tours

Tuesday, October 27,2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Location: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering

Have the children missed out on field trips the last few months? Looking for something to do outside the house with your family or social bubble? Join us for a 50-minute tour focusing on Early Settlement in Pickering. Featured buildings will include the Log House, Log Barn, and Blacksmith Shop. Although this tour is designed for Grade 3 curricula and includes a toy that school children make and take with them, it is fun for all age groups.  We will follow current COVID-19 guidelines.  Group maximums will be observed, and members of the group must be from the same social bubble. 

Cost:  $50 plus HST/booked group. 

Tours are to be booked in advance by calling 905-683-8401.

Living Life to the Full

Thursday, October 29,2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Upcoming dates in November on Thursdays - see below

This course is for older adults 55+, seniors 65+, caregivers and people in need of mental health support during and post-COVID-19.

Location: https://www.careachc.ca/Global-Assets/Programs/Living-Life-to-the-Full

Living Life to the Full is a free eight-week online course that provides skills and knowledge to help you cope with life’s challenges.  To register, contact Michelle at 905-420-0333, ext. 2285

 

Bounty of the Harvest: Pumpkins, Squash, and Pickles

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Adults

Location: 2365 Concession Road 6

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!  Workshop costs $22 per person.

Pre-registration is required in advance via https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofpickering/Activity_Search/bounty-of-the-harvest-pumpkins/15438 or in person at the Pickering Museum Village gift shop. 

Upcoming November Events

Living Life to the Full (for adults 55+)

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: https://www.careachc.ca/Global-Assets/Programs/Living-Life-to-the-Full

This program continues from sessions on October 22 and 29.  Living Life to the Full is a free eight-week online course that provides skills and knowledge to help you cope with life’s challenges. This course is for older adults 55+, seniors 65+, caregivers and people in need of mental health support during and post-COVID-19.  Upcoming Dates are Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Registration required by calling Mitchelle at 905-420-0333.

 

RMG Fridays: Focused

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: 72 Queen Street. Oshawa

New name, but the same great event, and more! RMG Exposed is adapting to our current situation and we are combining our popular annual photography fundraiser with our fun, community-oriented RMG Fridays event. We bring you: RMG Fridays: Focused.  Website:  https://rmgfridaysfocused.com/

Registration is required.  Your email address is required to complete your registration.  All event information program and auction catalogue, as well as your access code and link to the livestream will be sent to you via email one week prior to the event, on October 30th.

 

Online Remembrance Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Location: One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7  (Wheelchair accessible)

Please join the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606 to show your support for Remembrance Day. The 2020 event will be hosted online through the City of Pickering Great Events page Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pickeringevents on Wednesday, November 11 - Parade & Service

 

Christmas Drive Thru Tour

Saturdays, November 14, 21, and 28, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sundays, November 15, 22, and 29, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering

Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas drive-thru tour. Journey back through the years to learn how our popular Christmas traditions started. Hear how Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer came to be and when the Christmas carol first started. End your tour with a safe-distanced visit with Santa Claus!

Tickets are timed entry, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Tour time is approximately 35 minutes.  Cost per vehicle is $20 plus tax.

Pre-registration is required in advance either online on our what’s On page at https://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/pmv-whats-on.aspx or by calling the museum at 905-683-8401.

 

Wreath Making Workshop ~ REGRETABLY SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: 2365 Concession Road 6

Deck your halls with a lovely evergreen wreath - made by you! You'll gather fragrant boughs from our woods and then warm up with a hot beverage and cookies. Our horticultural guru will show you have to fashion them into a seasonal masterpiece, complete with ribbon and natural accents like pine cones and bittersweet. Bring a basket, garden gloves and a set of clippers for harvesting your boughs.  Cost for the workshop is $45 per person and registration is via ActiveNet at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofpickering/Activity_Search/wreath-making-workshop-16-yrs/17339 or in person at the Pickering Village gift shop. .For more information call 905-683-8401.

 

Santa Claus Parade Call to Participate

Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex - Arena Parking Lot

The Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering presents the new Santa Claus Drive-Thru Parade: "Santa At The Drive-In".

Applications to participate in the parade are available at https://forms.pickering.ca/Forms/SCP2020.  

Deadline to apply is November 6, 2020!  Free for participants.

Looking Ahead ...

Mark your calendars:

Christmas Drive Thru Tour

Saturdays, December 5, and 12, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sundays, December 6, 19, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering

Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas drive-thru tour. Journey back through the years to learn how our popular Christmas traditions started. Hear how Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer came to be and when the Christmas carol first started. End your tour with

a safe-distanced visit with Santa Claus!

Tickets are timed entry. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tour time is approximately 35 minutes.

Cost per vehicle is $20 plus tax.

Pre-registration required in advance either online on our What's On page at pickeringmuseumvillage.ca or by calling the museum at 905.683.8401.

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee

Friday, January 1, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: One The Esplanade, Pickering ON, L1V 6K7, Pickering Civic Complex

Join Mayor and Members of Council to bring in the New Year at this free family event!

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Watch for the dates for more events for November and December as they become available.

 

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