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Let's Talk Pickering.  Learn more and get involved.

Virtual Programs are Back!  Learn more.

Pickleball Moves Indoors.  Learn More.

Seniors 55+ Programs:  For programs and March schedule,

visit Seniors Centre Without Walls 

May Events

City Nature Challenge 2022 - Toronto and GTA

Sunday, May 1, 2022 – 12:05 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Monday, May 2, 2022 – 12:05 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Address: Anywhere!

Need something fun to do? Live in the Greater Toronto Area? Love being outdoors? Try the City Nature Challenge! It is an exciting event where participants explore their local environment, find wild plants and animals, and share observations with others. Running from April 29 to May 2, this free event is open to everyone.  By participating, you not only learn more about the nature that’s around you, but you also support scientists, governments, and local communities working to understand the natural world around them. Each observation you record is like an extra piece in the puzzle toward living more sustainably.

Playing together we all learn more about protecting species in our cities.  It’s a win for you and a win for the planet!

Want to up the fun? Enter our SPRINGO contest and have your name entered into our raffles of EcoSpark swag and a 1-year Family Membership to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Ornithology collections. Whe you register now you get a 15% discount on select 1-year memberships to ROM!

To register, visit

Moving Connections: Dancing Collected Stories

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Address: Zoom

Join our FREE online movement practice from the comfort and safety of home! Introducing a new variation of Kaeja d’Dance’s beloved Moving Connections, called Dancing Collected Stories! Moving Connections is a community movement practice, conceived and developed by Karen Kaeja in 2018. During the pandemic, this practice took the form of virtual workshops delivered via Zoom.  Dancing Collected Stories offers participants the opportunity to collaboratively create new movement experiences in each session that are based on personal stories. 

Cost:  Free

Participants will be led through the workshops by a team of professional dancers.  This program is designed for all ages, bodies, and abilities – no previous dance experience required.  Adults, aged 50+ are encouraged to participate.  Committed to making our programming accessible during the pandemic, we are pleased to continue to offer all Moving Connections sessions free of charge. 

For more information and to register, visit


Tea & Talk: Pickering’s Roaring 1920s

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Address: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L1X 0J3

Despite voting itself dry since the 1800s, Pickering was anything but in the 1920s! Come enjoy a refreshing cup of tea (this is a temperate function after all!) with a homemade scone and sweet, followed by a talk about Pickering’s less-than-temperate decade. Funding provided by the Government of Canada, and created with the assistance of Central Counties Tourism”:  Minimum age: 12 years. 

Cost:  $25 including tax ($22.12 before tax) per person.

To register, visit the Pickering Village Museum website at


Guided Tours

Sunday, May 1, 8, and 29, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, and 14, 2022 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Address: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L1X 0J3

Join us for a 45 minute in-person walking tour of the museum. Book a tour time for your group of up to 9 people. A variety of themes to choose from seasonally:

  • Anne in Pickering

  • Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

  • History Detective

  • Pickering's Past

  • Hallowe'en

  • Holiday

Vaccine Passport not required for this program. COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

Cost:  $60 before tax ($67.80 including tax) per group. 

Registration is required in advance.

To register, visit the Pickering Museum Village website at or call 905-683-8401 for assistance.


Introduction to the Birds of Pickering - Webinar

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Address: Pickering, Ontario

Many birds live in and around Pickering but how can one see them? Long time naturalist James Kamstra will present on some of the basics for anyone interested in knowing more about these fascinating organisms including: common species present throughout the year, birds of different habitats, miracle of migration, and where to look for birds locally. 

Cost:  Free

Pre-registration is required.  To register, visit

Mom-osa Mothers Day Celebration!

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Address: Online

Need a getaway?? 👋🏽 Join Durham Family and Cultural Centre for our 2nd Annual Mom-osa - a celebration of mothers and the spirit of motherhood! Online Friday May 6 at 6:30pm Enjoy a lovely cocktail with us as you wind down for the weekend!🎉❤️ Our host this year is Geena Lee and the Grand Prize, courtesy of Via Rail Canada, - a round trip for 4 anywhere in the Windsor-Quebec Corridor!  Bring your mom, daughters, auntie, neighbour or female mentor!  We will make some cocktails, play some games and test how well you know your mom!  Let’s make memories together! 

Cost:  Free

To register, visit


WWF’s Run to Restore Nature

Saturdays, May 7, and 14, 2022 - 7:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Sundays,  May 8, and 15, 2022 – 7:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Monday, May 9, 2022 – 7:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – 7:00 a.m. to 11;55 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – 7:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – 7:00 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Address: Virtual Event

WWF’s Run to Restore Nature is a fun, family-friendly event taking place from May 7-15 across Canada. The distance you go for wildlife is up to you—walk, run, wheel or even skip the 5 km Swift Fox Sprint, 10 km Tiger Trek or the Great Half-Marathon Caribou Migration (21 km). Do the entire distance in one go or tackle it one day at a time.  There is no fee to register.  Every dollar you raise and every step you take is a step forward for nature and wildlife.  Register today as an individual or with a team of colleagues, students, friends or family.

Organized by WWF-Canada (


Birdwatchers for Beginners

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Address: Alex Robertson Park, Pickering Ontario

Join the Pickering Naturalists as they discover the birds in Alex Robertson Park and teach you about birdwatching. You will be lead around by an experienced birder who will give you tips and tricks to help you along the trail to spot the many birds in the Pickering area. Each participant will receive a set of binoculars to take home.  This is a rain or shine event.  Walking shoes or boots are required.  Cost:  Free.

Pre-registration is required.  Please register only if you are able to attend as spaces are very limited. 

To register, visit


The Anne Experience – Mother’s Day Edition

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Address: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L1X 0J3

Join us for a very special Mother’s Day Anne Experience. Feel the maternal connections with Anne Shirley and Marilla Cuthbert as you explore the world of Anne of Green Gables in a behind-the-camera tour of Pickering Museum Village, the set of various ‘Anne’ productions for almost forty years. Enjoy a picnic lunch, taste a scone as you blend your own tea, and listen to an audio tour with Anne recounting some of her favourite memories.  Visit the historic houses and learn about Lucy Maud Montgomery and historic fashions from Anne’s time.  Take part in a painting workshop as you bring the past to life in this fun experience.

Lunch includes ½ egg sandwich, ½ turkey and cheese sandwich, a drink and a snack of an apple and cookies.  Scone is served with cream and jam, and tea is blended by participants.  No substitutions available.

Minimum Age is 12 years old.  Cost:  $45.20 including tax ($40 before tax) per person).

For more information and to register, visit the Pickering Village Museum website at


Strides for Kids

Monday, May 9, 2022 - 9:00 a.m.

Address: 1320 Aiport Blvd, Oshawa ON L1J0C6

May 9th until June 10th - Strides for Kids is a virtual exercise a thon that you can participate in right from the comfort of your own home! You can participate individually, with a fundraising goal of $500 or as a team of 4, with a fundraising goal of $1500. Funds raised will support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs for children and youth. You can sing up for CanadaHelps and join the event page through DC AF’s FB page to sty in touch with other participants and receive updates!  As well, all participants are invited to Rings of Hope (July 23rd), where you will be eligible to win, if you reach your fundraising and stride goals, from various prizes such as Air Canada tickets, VIA Rail Travel Credit, Foursome Golf Passes and more.  Cost:  Free

To register, visit


Roaring 1920s Drive Thru

Fridays, May 13, and 20, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, May 14, 21, and 28, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Address: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L1X 0J3

Hop in your jalopy and journey back in time to the Roaring 1920s. Learn about Pickering’s toe-tapping music scene and how the dry days of prohibition led to bootlegging. Presented as part of Drama in Durham: War on Whisky tours through South Durham. After your visit to the museum, Download the Temperance & Temptation podcast and self-guide driving tour to visit local micro breweries and learn how the Bluenoses who supported Temperance openly clashed with the bootleggers and moonshiners who defied the movement.

This program is done entirely from your car. Price is per car, not per person.  Tour is approximately 1 hour in length.  Cost:  $22.60 including tax ($20 before tax) per vehicle.

For more information and to register, visit

1850s Apprentice Cook

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Address: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L1X 0J3

Spend the day with a heritage cook! Travel back to the smells, tastes and textures of an 1850s inn using seasonal ingredients from Upper Canada. Join our costumed heritage cook to prepare an 1850s-inspired three-course spring meal over the wood stove, and then enjoy the fruits of your labour in the museum’s 1850s-era dining room.  Bring an apron, or per-order one of ours!  Minimum age:  16 years.  Cost:  $95 including tax ($84.07 before tax) per person

For more information and to register, visit


Compost Giveaway

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Address: 940 Dillingham Road, Pickering, Ontario

Free Compost Giveaway Saturday, May 28th, 2022 Don Beer Arena Parking Lot (940 Dillingham Road) Residents may fill up to four (4) blue boxes with compost. *Must bring your own shovel to pick up compost.* Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will be available for sale. Damaged blue boxes and green bins may also be exchanged for new ones free of charge, while supplies last.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food drive.  Cost:  Free  Non-perishable food donations are welcome.

For more information about garbage and recycling in Durham Region, visit or call 1-800-667-5671.



Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Dates:  Saturdays, June 4 and 11, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1v 6K7

Artfest will be back in person for 2022, in Esplanade Park. Residents can enjoy browsing through an open-air market while experiencing the sights and sounds of artistic expressions.  Cost:  Free.

New this year, we are extending the artist market to three Saturdays in Esplanade Park! Saturday, May 28, June 4, and June 11, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m., Esplanade Park.


Kick Off Celebration – May 28th

Over 50 Artist/Artisans selling and showcasing their work

Live entertainment by Pickering Community Concert Band, Lexy the Rapping Dad, Need Some Koi

Hands on activities from PineRidge Arts Council, Station Gallery, Pickering Public Library, Pickering Camps

Drawing Lessons from Artist Judith Jewer

Charity BBQ by The Canadian Progress Club, Durham Region Women

Plant Sale by the Pickering Horticultural Society

Student Art display by Durham Catholic District School Board Schools


Artist Market – June 4 and 11

Over 50 Artists/Artisans selling and showcasing their work

Live entertainment

Charity BBQ by The Canadian Progress Club Durham South


For more information, contact City of Pickering Community Services at 905-420-4620.


Apprentice Spinster

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address: 3550 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L1X 0J3

‘Spinster’ used to mean someone who spun wool. Experience the texture and softness of fleece as you work with our Museum Interpreter to wash, pick and card wool. Then, you'll try your hand, and practice the art of spinning fleece into yarn on a drop spindle. The program fee includes a museum-made drop spindle for you to keep, and a hank of fleece to use in the program to get you started!  Minimum age:  14 years. 

Cost:  $45 including tax ($39.82 before tax) per person.

For more information and to register, visit

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