Five things to do in Scugog during the week of September 22-28
Looking for something to do in Scugog next week? Here are five ideas for the week of September 22-28:
1.) Looking to hit the dance floor on Friday night? The Port Perry Legion will host a 50s and 60s Sock Hop from 8pm to midnight on September 23 where you can dance the night away to Elvis, The Beatles, Del Shannon, The Drifters and Jerry Lee Lewis. There will be prizes for the best dressed and the best dancers. There is no entrance fee and everyone is welcome; membership in the legion is not compulsory. The Port Perry Legion is at 484 Bay Street For more information, call 905-985-8502.
2.) Culture Days will return to Scugog on September 24 where visitors can enjoy arts and crafts, music, demonstrations, workshops and more on Queen Street in downtown Port Perry as well as other venues across the township, including the Scugog Arts Space, Scugog Library, and Lavender-Blu between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information and a list of events and locations, visit www.scugogarts.ca.
3.) Also in downtown Port Perry on September 24, the Port Perry BIA presents the “Port Perry Street Partyfrom 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be dancing in the streets (Queen Street will be open to pedestrians), a beer and cider garden courtesy of Old Flame Brewery, and fun, oversized games for the family. There will be also live entertainment, including pipers, DJ Bruce (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.), Mitch Tones (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and Kim and Co. (8 p.m. and 9 p.m.) Admission is free. more information, visit www.discoverportperry.ca.
4.) Also on September 24, but at the Scugog Shores Museum, Theater on the Ridge will present “The Story of Samuel Stout” by Uju Umenyi, starting at 2 p.m. The event will be a staged reading and premiere of Uju Umenyi’s completed final play in partnership with Theater on the Ridge. It is inspired by the life of Professor Samuel Stout, the first black resident of Port Perry. It is a show for all ages and free. The Scugog Shores Museum is at 16210 Island Road.
5.) North Durham Nature will welcome Peter Rasberry to his September meeting which will focus on flora and fauna. “Gaia, A Photographic Celebration of Flora and Fauna with Peter Rasberry” premieres at 7 p.m. September 27 at the Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water Street Gaia was the Greek goddess of the earth, or “Mother Earth”, who in mythology gave birth to the mountains, the sea and the sky. The September 27 flora and fauna presentation celebrates the beauty, complexity and diversity of some of the many species with which we share the planet and their roles in maintaining the balance of life. For more information, visit www.northdurhamnature.com.