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Hands-On: 8 can’t-miss activities at Oakville Culture Days

Culture Days is a celebration of hands-on activities that provides exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at local cultural, artistic and athletic programming. 

We’ve gone through the entire lineup of events to highlight some of the most unique and exciting opportunities to try out while you’re in town. 

Keep reading to select your favourites:

1. Have your “Ghost” moment

Make like Demi Moore and learn to throw, shape and mold clay into something beautiful at this all-ages drop-in course

Saturday, Sept. 28: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

2. Nature walk into mindfulness

Clear your mind with a 45-minute nature walk through Oakville focusing on breathing exercises, dynamic and fluid movements and active meditation. 

Saturday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Oakville Public Library

3. Try your “hand” at typing history

Test your dexterity and speed at the Old-Fashioned Manual Typing Challenge, inspired by the exhibit “What’s Your Type”. 

Saturday, Sept. 28: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

4. Design your next invite

Delve into the world of printmaking with this program where you will be provided with a variety of inks and papers to create unique designs. There are separate classes for adults and children. 

Pre-registration is required. 

Adults:

Saturday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Child (parented):

Saturday, Sept. 28: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

5. Let a little Italy into your kitchen

Don’t worry about dinner this weekend, as you’ll learn to make pastas from scratch with this hands-on culinary tutorial. There are separate classes for adults and children. 

Pre-registration is required. 

Adult:

Saturday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Child (parented):

Saturday, Sept. 28: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

6. Face the music

Drop the beat and learn how to use digital programming to make your own music in a fully equipped music lab. There are separate classes for youth and children. 

Pre-registration is required. 

Youth:

Saturday, Sept. 28: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Child (parented):

Saturday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

7. Paint your own postcard

2018 Art in the Park

Explore local nature while experimenting with your creativity at this two-day watercolour workshop. Take home a memory of Oakville that will last forever. 

Friday, Sept. 27: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Nottinghill Youth Centre

8. Fight with the whole family

Break out a sweat with this non-contact family-friendly kickboxing class! This workshop is open to children ages 6-12 and registration is required. 

Saturday, Sept. 28: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

There are plenty more activities where these came from, so choose your own adventure and explore all that Oakville has to offer.

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