No need to hibernate all winter! There are lots of community events going on for the rest of this month in the Durham Region.
Jan. 14 from 2:15p.m.-3:15p.m. : A Free Public Skate day Iroquois Park Sports Centre, 500 Victoria St. W., Whitby.. at Wendy’s Arena 2. Note that some extra fun and surprises may be in store courtesy of Wendy’s!
Jan 14 from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. : Look for Animal Tracks and Signs in Pickering’s Altona Forest. It’s a free event and hikers will meet at Altona Forest parking on Altona Road across from Pine Grove Avenue. In addition to searching for tracks and signs, the hike ends with a chance to examine pelts and plaster casts of paw prints of common animals of the forest. Note that the hike is on rain, sleet, snow or shine, so dress for the weather. For information e-mail AltonaForest@hotmail.com .
Jan. 21 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Free “Hoot and Howl” at the Claremont Field Centre, 4290 Westney Rd. N. After a short presentation on owls and coyotes, take to the woods to call out to animals and see if they will hoot or howl back. For information, e-mail email@example.com or call 416-303-8346.
Jan. 21 10:30 a.m. When winter arrives in Canada, it’s not just hockey season, it’s time to curl. If you’ve never tried it, Annandale Golf and Curling Club, 221 Church St. S., Ajax, hosts a Robbie Burns Funspiel! Featuring two to six end games, lunch and dinner, dancing, prizes and more, beginners are welcome! The cost is $200 per team. For information, visit annandalecurlingclub.com , e-mail Cathy1985menard@gmail.comor call 905-683-3210.
ARTS & MUSIC
Jan. 14 at 8:00 p.m. : Zepology performs a Tribute to Led Zeppelin, with a focus on the band’s The Song Remains the Same. IZepology features singer Nello Virdo and guitarist Garry McDougall. The show is at the Regent Theatre, 50 King St. E., Oshawa. For tickets, visit regenttheatre.ca or call the box office at 905-721-3399, ext. 2.
Jan. 21 at 8:00 p.m : Port Perry’s Town Hall 1873, 302 Queen St., hosts a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, Green River Revival, on. The band has toured North America and Scandinavia and will be playing CCR’s hits. Tickets are $39, available at www.townhall1873.ca or call 905-985-8181.
Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. St. Francis Centre, 78 Church St. S. in Ajax, hosts A Thousand Kisses Deep -- Patricia O’Callaghan sings Leonard Cohen and Kurt Weill. A cash bar is available. Get tickets at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax and McLean community centres, the Audley Recreation Centre or online at stfranciscentre.ca . For more information call 905-619-2529, ext. 2787.
JAN. 28 : The region’s premier place to see art, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, starts is 50th anniversary celebrations with a look at the past -- and the present and the future. Durham Reach is an exhibition featuring the work of more than 70 Durham artists at various points in their careers. The gallery began in 1967 with a call from local artist William Caldwell to like-minded people, and the Oshawa Art Gallery became the RMG. The show opens on Jan. 28 and runs to April 2 at the gallery, 72 Queen St.