This October in Clarington

Knox Pumpkin Farm
All October
Come out for the pumpkins and stay for the fun! Find your perfect pumpkin here, as well as a variety of other fall favourite activities.
http://www.knoxpumpkinfarm.com/

 Pingles Farm Market
All October
A great time of year to visit Pingle’s Farm Market and enjoy a family fun day for all. Take a walk through their market, pick a perfect pumpkin, and even get lost in the giant corn maze! There is something for everyone!
http://www.pinglesfarmmarket.com/Fall.html

Spirit Walks with Clarington Museums
Wednesday and Thursday evenings in October, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
They’re back! Join Clarington Museum on an interpreted walk through Historic Downtown Bowmanville during the month of October.
Join in this annual Spirit Walk and experience a ghostly walking tour as you learn about local accounts of apparition encounters.
To reserve tickets, please call or visit the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre at 905-623-2734 or 62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville.
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=4534

Newcastle Harvest Festival
Saturday October 4th, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Newcastle Village
Join us in Clarington Saturday October 4, 2014 for the Newcastle Harvest Festival!
Located at the junction of the 401 and 115 highways in historic Newcastle Ontario.

A great family day out, rain or shine, bring the family have some good old fashioned fun. The streets close down and open to the public with arts and crafts, food truck alley, petting Zoo and animal show, live entertainment, and Octoberfest lunch at the Newcastle Community Hall. Check out locally grown harvest produce, and visit the vendors and local businesses and organizations set up along King Avenue. Festivities begin at 9 am with kid’s crafts and a pancake breakfast, and the Lions Club Walk for Dog Guides. Take a stroll downtown to the antique tractor and classic car show, or enter one of the many contests. Hope to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleHarvestFestival?fref=ts

Scavenger Hunt at Samuel Wilmot Nature Area
Saturday October 4th, 10:00am to 11:30pm
Newcastle
Learn about and find different plants and animals that live in and around the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area!

Enjoy the trails while hunting for natures clues.
FREE and fun for all ages
Hunt followed by educational talkMeet at 10am at the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area at the Toronto Street parking lot
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=4544

Introducing A Country Path driving tour – launching this month!
Folllow ”A Country Path” to a less travelled, quieter way of life.

“Meet the Pumpkin Farmer, Organic Beef Farmer, Country Herbalist, Potter, General Store Keeper, Miller by the pond, Cider Maker, Wine Maker and Owner of an Eclectic Gift Store. Dine at a local restaurant and enjoy country hospitality at a B & B.  Drive or cycle at your own pace. You never know where the path may lead when you make it your own!”

Come and enjoy a wonder down our Country Path
http://acountrypath.com

Breakfast On The Farm at Wilmot Orchards
Saturday, October 4th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Newcastle, Ontario
What is Breakfast on the Farm? Family friendly event that gives visitors a glimpse of what farming is all about.
Tour a farm, see farm animals and farm equipment, talk with farmers and enjoy a breakfast featuring Ontario foods.
Event runs from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.; breakfast will be served from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Event is free to attend but tickets are required. You can reserve your FREE ticket http://www.farmfoodcare.org/

‘Clarington Remembers’Stories from WWI & WWII”
Saturday October 11th, 10am and 4pm
Celebrate the opening of our new exhibit with Clarington Museums – Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. – “Clarington Remembers: Stories from WWI & WWII”. Explore the exhibition, use invisible ink, unlock cyphers and more!
Free admission
http://www.claringtonmuseums.com/events-summer-camps-more/

Apple Festival and Craft Sale
Saturday October 18th, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Downtown Historic Bowmanville
This tremendously popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple.  Four city blocks become a showcase for our many local apple growers who proudly offer up a wide variety of fresh picked apples and other goodies.   You’ll also find fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple pies and crisps, candy and carmel apples, cider donuts, and so much more.  Be sure to make a stop for our famous fresh hot apple fritters.
FREE admission and FREE parking.
http://bowmanville.com/events/apple-festival-craft-sale

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Hallowe’en Howl
October 24th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ganaraska Forest Camp
Get into the Hallowe’en spirit during this spooky night in the Ganaraska Forest. Carve pumpkins, enjoy an interactive and fun campfire, and then go on a guided night hike through the forest.
$12/adult & $6/child
Pre-registration & payment are required by calling 905.885.8173
http://www.grca.on.ca/calendar/2014/10/24/259/Hallowe’en_Howl/

OPG Family Days: Pumpkin Bee
Saturday October 25, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Kirby, Ontario
Come to Clarke Museum in Kirby to pick your pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and give it a nice face! Warm up in the historic schoolhouse where pumpkin crafts, face painting and toasty warm refreshments await you! Prizes for best costume and our traditional pumpkin toss.
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3630

Dinner Theatre: ‘In Flanders Field’
 Saturday, 25 October, 5:00pm start
Clarington Beech Centre
26 Beech Ave, Bowmanville
Presented by Smile Theatre, come jion us for an evening of fun with dinner & a Musical based on the extraordinary life of Major John McCrae
Contact: Sharon Mansfield
Email: smansfield@bellnet.ca
Phone: 905-697-2856

Current Exhibition
Into the Woods: Etchings by George Raab
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Exhibition Running Current until October 12

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, this major exhibition celebrates the etchings of Millbrook, Ontario artist, George Raab. “George Raab’s practice spans four decades and is grounded in portraying the wooded world. From his early etchings to his present day intaglio prints, the artist’s work portrays the iconic forest.” (Carla Garnet, exhibition curator)
Raab’s work is held in more than 100 public, private and corporate collections. He has exhibited across Canada and internationally, and is a past winner of the Grand Prize for Prints from the American Biennial of Graphic Art.
http://www.vac.ca/

Juried Art Show
October 26 to November 16
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Thirty Fourth Annual Juried Show  – see website for entry form
http://www.vac.ca/

2014 Clarington Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday October 25th

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 the Municipality of Clarington will welcome the 2014 inductees into the Clarington Sports Hall of Fame. The 12th annual Hall of Fame ceremony will feature guest speaker Henry “Gizmo” Williams, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Hall of Fame.
The Clarington Sports Hall of Fame recognizes the teams, individuals and volunteers (builders) who have dedicated themselves to the sports community in Clarington.

A limited number of tickets are available for this marquee event. Tickets are available at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex (2440 Highway 2, Bowmanville). $55 per person; $40 for alumni includes dinner, cash bar. For additional information or to purchase tickets call 905-623-5728
Guest Speaker: Henry “Gizmo” Williams
This year’s inductees:
Ray Bester, Builder
Gail Johnson, Builder
Heather LeVon (Geboers), Athlete
Frank Mohun, Honourary
Harry “Dutch” Osborne, Athlete
Greg George Vey, Athlete
Tickets: $55 per person includes dinner, wine at table, guest speaker & ceremony
Call 905-623-5728 for tickets and more information

Trick or Treat at the Library
Friday, October 31st from 9am-4pm
Come trick or treat at your Clarington Public Library, and receive a treat for your mind as well as your stomach!
All branches, all day, while supplies last.
http://www.clarington-library.on.ca/

If you are an event organizer and have a community event that you would like featured here and in the Clarington Community Calendar, please share your details here: http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?com=submit

These are just a few that we’ve mentioned! For a complete list of events, we provide several outlets. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page, as well as the Events page on the Clarington website Also download our Clarington App for free, available for iPhone,  Anroid with mapping to events and local information on the go!

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