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March 2018

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in March

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

1 ~ Happy Commonwealth Day

Early BirdMarch 2019 Early Bird Listings

March 3, 2019 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Classics: Past and Present at 3 pm
Special guests The Young Singers, royce Rich and premiere of "Peggy's Medicine" by Canadian composer Paul Alexander.
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax L1T 2T8

Durham ShoestringMarch 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 2019 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

“Are you one of those people who watch me through the mirror?”
A futuristic drama set not too far from now in a society optimistic that people can be the best version of ourselves. Mandatory screening has eliminated most genetic disorders, but one particularly troubling case remains: Jessie, the 12 year old daughter of a long-dead murderous psychopathic parent. She has been under close clinical observation for years. Is she dangerous? Is she evil? And what do you do with the material when the study ends? DSP is proud to present the North American premiere of an important story.
2018-2019 the 45th Season performances at 8 pm
Durham Shoestring Performers
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St., Oshawa, L1H 3Z2
905-725-9256 |

March 2018

1 to 17 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateWhen the Cat’s Away
6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering

3 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisThe Fitzgeralds – 7 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787

3 to 31 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAEquine, Bovine, Ovine
Please join the artist members of the SCA and the Scugog Council for the Arts in celebrating our rural roots with this show and sale of original artwork.
on at the Scugog Council for the Arts
from March 3 to 31, 2018.
This show is about more than horses, cows and sheep (were you wondering what ovine is?). We are welcoming several more more barnyard friends. We are very “eggcited” about this agricultural based art show and sale.
The show and sale continues throughout March and is sure to be well attended. 21 artists are represented with 60 peices on exhibit. Work includes oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, photography and fibre.
The Artist Reception is on Saturday, March 3 from 1pm to 3pm.
The SCA Gallery is located at
181 Perry St., downtown Port Perry.
Hours of operation are 11am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

3 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Winter Concert 2018 – 7:30 pm
Salvation Army Temple
570 Thornton Rd., N. Oshawa 905-579-2401

3 ~ Little Big Night Out

LatchamAnnual Fundraiser for The Latcham Gallery
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
Join the fun and celebrate a night out on the town in support of The Latcham Gallery. Enjoy tiny tastings and sweet bites from local restaurants and a cash bar with a selection of wine, beer, and signature cocktails. There will be an art auction featuring small-scale original works of art and a silent auction featuring a variety of exciting items and experiences.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Gallery (6240 Main Street, Stouffville) 905- 640-8954.

4 ~ The Durham Chamber Orchestra | Christine Dandavino | Forest Brook C.C

Durham Chamber Orchestra

“A Musical Journey” - Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
At this concert, the Durham Chamber Orchestra will take the audience on a wonderful musical journey to various countries around the world … no passports required! The orchestra will perform the dynamic Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” (Russia), Beethoven’s “Symphony No.2 (Germany) the highly spirited “Havah Nagila” (Israel), and the emotional “Finlandia” by Sibelius (Finland). The renowned and amazing 65 voice choir “Shout Sister”, will sing Leonard Cohen”s “Hallelujah” (Canada), and there will be two fabulous opera singers to continue taking the audience on their musical journey. Mezzo-Soprano Kristine Dandavino will do her magic, singing the dramatic Bizet’s “Habanera” from Carmen (France), and Tenor Kijong Wi will sing the ever popular “La Donna e Mobile” by Verdi (Italy). Both singers will be accompanied by the orchestra.
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, in Ajax
Tickets: $20. and are available at
Children under 12: Free with paying adult.

4 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryOrdinary Extraordinary
1450 Henry Street, Whitby

Underground Studio with Joey



5 ~ Latcham Gallery


LatchamThe Latcham Gallery 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition

The Latcham Gallery is looking for submissions in all media for this exciting and much anticipated exhibition. A maximum of two recent (2016-2018) original artworks may be submitted by each artist. All works being considered must be dropped off in person at the Gallery between 11am and 8pm on Monday, March 5. The exhibition runs from March 10 - April 28, 2017. Submissions will be assessed by three art professionals and $750 in cash awards will be presented! For complete details please drop by the gallery to pick up an entry form or visit to download a pdf of the form.
The gallery is located at 6240 Main Street, Stouffville

5 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArt Talk ~ Brutes, Folks & Outsiders
1-2pm An art form that has many names: raw, rough, naïve, outsider, folk. It’s been created outside the boundaries of official and academic culture. During this hour, join SG Curator Olex as he ventures across the globe to uncover the margins of the unconventional practices of self-taught makers and their elaborate fantasy.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby

7 ~ Cavan Art Gallery

CavanNew Weekly Courses Starting:

Evening Acrylic Program for Beginners and Intermediates from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, 8 Weeks starting on March 7th. We paint the important landscape elements: trees, skies, clouds, foliage, lakes, rivers, creeks, reflections and the elements and principles of good composition.
$240.00 Limited Enrollment. Registration now open.

Evening Watercolour Program for Beginners and Intermediates from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Mondays, 8 weeks starting on March 5th. We experience the important techniques that make up watercolour paintings and the elements and principles of composition.
$240. Limited Enrollment. Registration now open

Mixed Media Workshop. With Valerie Kent Make two specialty papers to use with collages. Apply many textures and various materials and learn the use for various gels, pastes and mediums. Theme for this workshop is Movement. Suitable for all skill levels. Supply list available upon registration. Registration is now open. Limited Enrollment.
$70.00 Saturday, March 17 from 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

After School Program for Children: Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2,9,16,23,30,
May 7th. 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Drawing, Painting, Sculpture. Different theme every week.
Acrylic and watercolour. Canvas, canvas board and wood panel.
$150 Limited Enrollment.Registration now open 705 944 9444

Cavan Art Gallery
1535 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 705 944 9444


7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd.
Room #2 located by the squash courts
, Pickering

7 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Sheila Burns, PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary
“The Mission of the PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary”
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264


to March 8, 2018 ~ Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Pickering Rotary Music FestivalOpening Ceremonies Saturday February 24th, 2018
Stars of the Festival Saturday April 7th 2018
The Festival is taking place at St. George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Drive, Pickering Village, Ajax

7 ~ Markham Group of Artists

Markham Group of ArtistsMonthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Markham Village Library
6031 Ontario 7, Markham

9 ~ Station Gallery

1450 Henry Street, Whitby


10 to April 8 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC)

VACOpening Reception: Look Out / Look In - Works by Fiona Crangle
2 PM - 4 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1 - 3 PM
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville

10 to April 28 ~ The Latcham Gallery

Latcham2018 Annual Juried Exhibition
6240 Main Street, Stouffville.


10 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Subscription Concert #4 – 8:00 pm
P.C. Ho Theatre
5183 Sheppard Ave. E

13 ~ Palette of Friends

Monthly Meeting – 10:00 am
Ajax Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Rd., W., Ajax

13 ~ Pick. Twp. Historical Soc.

PTHSMonthly Meeting–7:30 pm
Guest Speaker Grant Kareich
delivers an illustrated talk on First Nation’s ancient trails and portages
Pickering Central Library
One The Esplanade S., Pickering



14 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Rec.Bldg.
3551 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood

14 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAAnnual General Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St, Oshawa

14 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Durham MPP Granville Anderson
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264


March 15 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAOshawa Art Association 50th annual juried show "Call to Artists" to be held at the Robert McLaughlin gallery, 72 Queen Street Oshawa, between April 19th 2018 - May 6th 2018.
Deadline for entry is March 15th 2018.

15 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery7-8pm Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles’ eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Marking the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this encore art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record’s psychedelic sleeve.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby

17 to 31 ~ Galerie Q

La jeunesse du printemps, Youthfulness of Spring
1521 County Road 10, Millbrook

18 ~ 18 ~ Forest Brook Community Gallery and Adonai Creative Arts

ART TALK: James Tughen
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2

21 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Sheila Hall, Executive Director, Clarington Board of Trade
“Economic Development in Clarington: Providing Services for Seniors”
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264



23 ~ Allan O'Marra

'Magical-Mystical-Mythical' plus 'Lush Gravitas'
7-9 pm The show will be comprised of the works shown in Allan's Magical-Mystical-Mythical exhibition at the Art Gallery of Bancroft last spring plus all of his realist paintings completed since then. Also included will be a selection of the Lush Gravitas large-scale portraits displayed in exhibitions in Whitby, Bancroft and Aurora in 2016 and 2017.
Mclean Community Center at Ajax
95 Magill Dr, Ajax

23 to 31 ~ Dur. Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringGirl in the Goldfish Bowl – 8 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St., Oshawa

23 to May 5 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateOld Love – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering

23 ~ Allan O'Marra

Magical-Mystical-Mythical plus selections from Lush Gravitas
Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 7 - 9 PM
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

24 & 25 ~ Art Guild of Scar.

Spring Show & Sale – 10 am
Centennial Comm. Centre
1967 Ellesmere Rd., Scar.

25 ~ The Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber Orchestra

“A Musical Journey” - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:30pm
Town Hall 1873
302 Queen St., Port Perry

25 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandOshawa Stake is celebrating the Easter Season with music and verse. Oshawa Civic Band will be performing as part of this Cantata including the closing selection of Brass Band and the Choirs of Oshawa Stake.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
632 Thornton Road, Oshawa
facebook event

25 to April 8 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC)

VACOpening Reception: Look Out / Look In - Works by Fiona Crangle
2 PM - 4 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1 - 3 PM
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville

25 ~ Songs of Ages - Toronto Northern Lights and The Young Singers

Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Dr, Ajax, ON L1T 4N2

28 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSpeaker’s Series
Wednesday at 10:30am – 11:30am
Myno Van Dyke, Newcastle Village and District Historic Society
“The Vampire Jet Crashes in Clarington”
187 King St. E, Newcastle 905 987 2264

31 ~ SPARK ~ Ajax Library

Children’s Juried Art Show – 2 pm
Awards Presentation
People’s Choice Voting at 1:30 pm
Main Branch Rotary Room
55 Harwood Ave., S. Ajax





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Juried Art Show

Check out Theatre On The Ridge and Durham Improv's
upcoming classes on our workshops page!

If you are a PRAC member your event
SHOULD be listed on this page!

PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please complete our on-line form HERE or send plain text, do not send attachments, word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy, Leslie and Mary.

speaker's series AND art TALKS

Please check our members' websites and PRAC's facebook event listings.

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery

ArtScene deadlines HERE

Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan. & Feb. 2018 ~ Katlin Rohn
Mar. & Apr. – James Ruddle
May & June – Sharon Ridge

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Charles Burke
March April ~ Gwen Williams
May & June – Mary Woodside

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library

Jan. & Feb. - Nesrin Blair
Mar & Apr. – Eileen Myers
May & June – Maggie Burgess

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

January 2 to February 26, 2018 | Sharon Steinhaus
February 26 to April 30 | Jayshree Mina Daya
April 30 to June 25 | Harry Fraser

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

January 8, 2018 to February 12 ~ Allan's Artists
February 12 to March 19 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
March 19 - April 23 ~ Allan O'Marra
April 23 - May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 - Jul.9 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 9 - Aug.7 - Charles Burke, Rola Jaber and Nezrin Blair
Aug.7 - Sept.10 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.10-Oct. 25 - Cheryl Helferty and Harry Fraser'
Oct. 25 - Nov.25 - PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 – Ajax photo show (not ours)


ArtfestRegistration form for Artfest on-line
DEADLINE April 1, 2018
and start looking for signage for your outdoor art show tents.


March Break


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