This coming weekend is a big one here in the London area! It’s both Culture Days and Doors Open for starters:
“Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The third annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 28, 29 and 30, 2012, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities.” (from the Culture Days website).
Storytelling workshops, Artist Trading Card workshop, En Plein Ai painting, belly dancing showcase, make Japanese carp windsocks, SO MUCH MORE!
“In its eleventh year, Doors Open London will be themed “Defending a Nation” Commemorating 2012 as the Bicentennial Anniversary of the War of 1812.Doors Open London has become widely recognized as a weekend of communal gathering, celebration and recognition for London’s numerous, significant landmarks. Doors Open London is a two-day event that opens up spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors to engage with.” (from the Doors Open London website)
Eldon House, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Grand Theatre, St. Peter’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s Seminary, Wolseley Barracks, Museum London, Museum of Ontario Archaeology, London Regional Children’s Museum and more are on the list of sites you can visit for free as part of Doors Open.
Kusterman’s Fall Festival in Mt. Brydges (goes until November 4th) http://www.berryblue.org/getlostlondon/features pumpkin sling shots, corn maze, pedal kart track, petting zoo, pick your own pumpkins, wagon rides, pony rides, hay bale adventure zone, and more
The Grand Theatre is having an amazing costume sale! ttp://www.grandtheatre.com/index.php/articles/costume-sale/ “Have you ever seen an amazing costume on our stage and wished it could be yours? Now’s your chance!
Our Wardrobe Department storage is bursting at the seams and we need to make room for this season’s exciting creations, so we’re having a sale!” (from the Grand Theatre website) They will have clothing for men and women and accessories including hats, shoes, wigs, and more. It’s the perfect time to stock up for Halloween! Saturday Sept. 29 from 9 am to 12 pm in the McManus Studio Theatre downstairs at The Grand
Campus Crew Warehouse Sale at Western Fair fairgrounds: This Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm, Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. http://www.campuscrew.com/
Giant Book Sale http://www.londonbooksale.com/ Friday, 2-7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, Western Fair West Annex Building
Londonpubliclibrary.ca – you should check out their events calendar on a regular basis for many family activities throughout the year from puppet shows to movies to story times to craft activities and much more.