Month: April 2015

MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 1- May 3, 2015)

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**FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015**

*Shabbat Program (Maple) (FREE)
9:30am-10:30am OR 10:30am-11:30am
The Chabad Romano Centre
10500 Bathurst St
Maple, ON

Join us for a FREE Mom & Tot Shabbat Program.This runs every Friday morning.
We have Jewish songs, crafts, challah making and a special kids service.
Up to Age 5.

Time Slots Choice are: 9:30am or 10:30am

RSVP to: chabad@chabadrc.org or (905) 303-1880

http://www.chabadrc.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/543331/jewish/Mom-Tot.htm

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*Arts For Life Children’s Festival (Mississauga)
6pm-8:30pm
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre is dedicated to artistic, cultural and entertainment experiences for children ages 4-12 and their families. The festival offers a variety of fun and engaging activities, both ticketed and free, for all to enjoy!

Indoor activities include stage shows, creative zones, exhibitors and artist demonstrations, taking place in the Atrium. Families can enjoy creating arts and crafts and take in the sights and sounds of some of the finest performers in the GTA including:

Mini Pop Kids
Alice in Wonderland
Dino – Lights
Imagination Movers
Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra
Splash N Boots & Circus Johnathan Variety Show

Outdoor activities include exciting opportunities for fun and learning continue throughout the Living Arts Centre Park with tons of fun activities including:

A play zone
Bouncy Castles
Face painting
Strolling entertainers
Outdoor Community Stage
Food Vendors and much more!

http://www.livingartscentre.ca/


saturday


**SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun!

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Our Rugrats Expo (Vaughan) (FREE)
TRIO Sportsplex
601 Cityview Blvd.
Vaughan, ON

FREE family event in Vaughan next weekend.

Legoland Play Zone
Reptile ZOO
Food Trucks – beaver tails/mini donuts & ice cream
Bouncey Castle
Karaoke
ELSA / FROZEN Photo Booth
Super Heroes Photo Ops
Vendors
And more!!!

Come bring the kids for some family fun!!!

www.ourrugrats.ca


come visit us


*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*Mother’s Day Program (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
10:30am-11:15am
Richvale Library
40 Pearson Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with a fun program with stories, songs & music. Come join us and make a special craft for Mom!
Note: Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the safety of the child.
Age group: 3-8 years.
Admission: FREE.
Richvale Library
Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk of the Richvale Library.

(905) 889-2847

*Farmer’s Market (Aurora) (Free Admission)
8am-1pm
49 Wells Street
Aurora, ON

Join us at the Aurora Farmers Market this upcoming Saturday for our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!!!
There will be live music, free face painting, a plant-your-own seeds craft, a scavenger hunt with prizes, free cupcakes and a $5 market buck free giveaway every hour!
Make sure to stop by our sponsor booth to guess how many potatoes are in the jar for your chance to win our amazing market bag filled with yummy goodies!!!

http://www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

*Family Fun Science Workshop (Markham)
10pm-11:30pm
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road

Ages: 4 and up

As the days get hotter, let’s look closely at what makes our world tick through a potato clock, making perfume, super strong bubbles and vanishing colours. Pre-registration required.

Call 905-305-5970 to register today!

COST $18.00 for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $9.00 each (max 2 children)

http://www.markhammuseum.ca

*May Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Come celebrate Mother’s Day every weekend at Scarborough Museum! Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Kids Fleamarket at City Hall (Toronto)
12pm-6pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto, ON

Your kids want to buy that new toy and are looking to earn a buck? You would like to free up some space in the house? Let your kids join the children only flea market on Nathan Phillips Square on the second of May. It is part of a liberation festival in which the Dutch thank the Canadian’s for their crucial contribution in liberating the Netherlands during the second world war. You do not have to be Dutch to join! All kids are welcome.

http://www.thankyoucanada.nl/kids-zone/

*Avengers…Assemble (Toronto)
1pm-4pm
Richview Library
1806 Islington Ave
Toronto, ON

Excited to see the new “Avengers: Age of Ultron”? See the film that started it all and relive the epic adventure. Come dressed in costume, participate in activities, and perhaps even win a prize. Enjoy a screening of the first “Avengers” film before you go see the sequel.
For families with children ages 6 and up.
Drop in only.
“Avengers” is rated PG.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT197589&R=EVT197589

*Origami Flash Mob (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Parkdale Library
1303 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Make an Origami Butterflies and set it free! Artist Sam Dizon will be teaching students to create these paper art pieces and together we will create an outdoor art installation. No registration required.

416-393-7686

*MAP Family Saturdays – Textile Museum visits Long Branch (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Long Branch Library
3500 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON

Discover how cloth is made, and weave your own bookmark to take home with you.

416-394-5320

*MAP Family Saturdays – Toronto Zoo visits McGregor Park (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
McGregor Park Library
2219 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Wild for Cats!
Tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars are some of the large wild cats found at the Zoo. Known for their powerful roars, they are strong predators in their habitat. What do wild cats eat? How does a wild cat hunt? Learn more about what features the wild cats share with your favourite fluffy pet kitty and what it takes to be a wild cat.

Register in branch or call 416-396-8935

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gibson House Museum visits Locke (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
Locke Library
3083 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Join costumed interpreters from the Gibson House Museum and discover historic toys and games! These hands-on activities are available for everyone to come and play with at the library.
Children will also be invited to make a small toy to take home.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Register in branch or call 416-393-7730.

*MAP Family Saturdays – Bata Shoe Museum visits Victoria Village (Toronto)
10am-11am
Victoria Village Library
184 Sloane Avenue
Toronto, ON

Have you ever wanted to feel a sealskin boot or touch a shoe made from a tire? Well now is your chance!
Join the Bata Shoe Museum staff and touch and examine museum objects up close while hearing the fascinating stories behind the shoes.

You’ll also get to make a shoe-shaped magnet craft to take home!

416-395-5950

*MAP Family Saturdays – Scarborough Museum visits Cedarbrae (Toronto)
1pm-2pm
Cedarbrae Library
545 Markham Road, Toronto, ON

Scarborough Museum presents: The Early Settler Experience.

Enjoy discovery boxes, games, reproduction 19th century toys, and stories as you discover Scarborough’s past!

416-396-8850

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gibson House Museum visits Downsview (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Downsview Library
2793 Keele Street, Toronto, ON

Join costumed interpreters from the Gibson House Museum and discover historic toys and games! These hands-on activities are available for everyone to come and play with at the library.
Children will also be invited to make a small toy to take home.

416-395-5720

*MAP Family Saturdays – Bata Shoe Museum visits Thorncliffe (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Thorncliffe Library
48 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON

Have you ever wanted to feel a sealskin boot or touch a shoe made from a tire? Well now is your chance!
Join the Bata Shoe Museum staff and touch and examine museum objects up close while hearing the fascinating stories behind the shoes.

You?ll also get to make a shoe-shaped magnet craft to take home!

For more information, call 416-396-3865.

*MAP Family Saturdays – Royal Ontario Museum visits Humber Summit (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Humber Summit Library
2990 Islington Avenue
Toronto, ON

ROM Rocks!
Fossils, Meteorites, Gems. Learn about the collections at the ROM and make a craft to take home.

416-395-5840

*MAP Family Saturdays – Museum of Inuit Art visits Bloor/Gladstone (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Bloor/Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Join the Museum of Inuit Art at Bloor/Gladstone branch to touch some museum artifacts from their hands-on collection, play traditional Inuit games and make your own piece of art to take home.

416-393-7674

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gardiner Museum visits Parliament Street (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Parliament Street Library
269 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON

Did you know that in many east Asian Cultures the Dragon is a symbol of luck, hope and prosperity? Join the museum?s potters and learn how to make your very own dragons using only clay and a few tools!

416-393-7663

*MAP Family Saturdays – Colborne Lodge visits Spadina Road
2pm-3pm
Spadina Road Library
10 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON

Time travel with Colborne Lodge: Enjoy games and toys from more than 150 years ago. Share your favourite riddle and listen to a story or two.

416-393-7666

*Arts For Life Children’s Festival (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre is dedicated to artistic, cultural and entertainment experiences for children ages 4-12 and their families. The festival offers a variety of fun and engaging activities, both ticketed and free, for all to enjoy!

Indoor activities include stage shows, creative zones, exhibitors and artist demonstrations, taking place in the Atrium. Families can enjoy creating arts and crafts and take in the sights and sounds of some of the finest performers in the GTA including:

Mini Pop Kids
Alice in Wonderland
Dino – Lights
Imagination Movers
Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra
Splash N Boots & Circus Johnathan Variety Show

Outdoor activities include exciting opportunities for fun and learning continue throughout the Living Arts Centre Park with tons of fun activities including:

A play zone
Bouncy Castles
Face painting
Strolling entertainers
Outdoor Community Stage
Food Vendors and much more!

http://www.livingartscentre.ca/

*Kids Fishing Day (Hamilton) (FREE)
9am-2pm
Safari Lake
771 Safari Lake
Hamilton, ON

Hosted by the Optimist Club of Strabane
Free event features fishing, lunch, educational programs and demonstrations by members of the Hamilton Police Service.
Interactive model boat display and prizes for young anglers.

http://www.thespec.com/events/5562190–murray-mccullum-memorial-kids-fish/

*Arborfest 2015 (Burlington)
9am-1pm
Central Arena
519 Drury Lane
Burlington, ON

Learn more about the benefits trees bring to our community. Meet community groups, gardeners and landscape enthusiasts who play a key role in promoting the health and benefits of our urban forest.
• vendor exhibits • tree planting in Central park • fun activities for children

905-333-6166

*Earth Day Event (Waterloo)
1pm-4pm
Westmount Sportsfields
440 Westmount Rd
Waterloo, ON

Waterloo Earth Day is a free community event focusing on the planting of native trees and learning about our environment through educational hands-on activities.

Help us celebrate Earth Day™ by joining in on these activities:
dig in and plant a tree
meet live animals
build a bird house with the K-W Woodworking and Craft Centre
earn tips from local exhibitors: explore nature, be water wise and live local

Free bus shuttle
Leave your car behind and hop aboard a free GRT bus! The bus shuttle will pick up participants every 30 minutes, staring at 12:30 p.m. from the west entrance to the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex at 101 Father David Bauer Drive.
Register your group of 10 or more to ensure your spot on the bus!

http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/earthday.asp

*Hip Hop in the Park (Pickering)
2pm-4pm
Diana, Princess of Wales Skate Park (behind Pickering Recreation Complex)
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

Free Teen event for Pickering Teens 13-19 yrs. Live DJ, break dancing floor, “best trick” skateboarding competition, graffiti demos and hip hop artist performances.
Plus free giveaways.
For more info call 905.420.6588 or
http://pickering.ca/teen

*Minecraft Party (Pickering)
2pm-3pm
Pickering Central Library
1 The Esplanade South
Pickering, ON

Join us for Minecraft fun! There will be Minecraft related crafts, activities and food! 8-12 years old.

http://www.picnet.org/programs

*Maple Festival (Bowmanville) (Free Admission)
9am-5pm
King Street
Bowmanville, ON

Enjoy a day of everything maple in Historic Downtown Bowmanville
Admission and parking are free. Our 2015 Maple Festival includes maple syrup and maple products from local producers, a pancake breakfast, crafts, food, live music, fun for kids, and much more. The businesses of Historic Downtown Bowmanville welcome Maple Fest visitors with their own displays, events, and hospitality. With four city blocks fully accessible to pedestrians, there’s more to see, and lots to do throughout the festival.

http://www.bowmanville.com

*2nd Annual Cause for Celebration (Keswick) (Free Admission)
10am-2pm
Learning Centre for Georgina
23324 Woodbine Avenue
Keswick, ON

13 vendors, yard sale, BBQ, crafts for kids to make for mom, face painting, cards and cookies.

(905)476 -9900



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**SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

http://fitness.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym-324.asp

*May Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Come celebrate Mother’s Day every weekend at Scarborough Museum! Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Toronto Reptile Expo (Toronto)
9am-4pm
Downsview Park
40 Carl Hall Road
Toronto, ON

Canada’s longest running reptile show and sale geared to the snake, lizard, arachnid and exotic lover. We’ve designed our shows to not only offer great value to vendors and attendees alike, but we’ve worked hard to create an amazing family oriented event. Looking for something new to do with the kids? Come our to one of our Canadian Pet Shows!

-Reptile products
-Snakes, lizards, arachnids, amphibians
-Family activities
-Free Parking
-Knowledgeable reptile keepers
-Reptile feeders & supplies

Adults $10.00,
Children 7 yrs of age to 14 yrs of age Seniors $5.00

http://www.reptileexpo.ca

*Mother’s Day Family Sunday (Toronto)
2pm-4pm
Art Works Art School
238 Jane Street
Toronto, ON

Message in the Bottle – Design, decorate and hand paint a beautiful bottle of any shape or design enclosed with a special hand-written letter to your mother inspired by the story of The Little Prince.
Bring your own bottle or jar. $5/person or $20/family,
please reserve in advance

http://artworksartschool.com

*Comic Con (Milton)
1pm-4:15pm
Milton Public Library
1010 Main St E
Milton, ON

Join us for ComicCon at the Milton Public Library on Sunday, May 3rd! Enjoy an afternoon of costumes, author / illustrator / collector talks, crafts, games and more.
Get your photo taken with Batman, Sad Monster or even ELSA!! from Frozen between 1-3pm
Meet Sci-Fi author Robert J. Sawyer and Director Kurt Dettbarn who will be screening “Sad Monster” which won top film at Comic Con Awards in Chicago last year.
Pick up your free comic book at Fortress Comics on Saturday, May 2nd.

http://mpl.on.ca/a_programs.php#comiccon

*Family Sundays (Waterloo)
1pm-4pm
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North

Drop-in 1 – 4 pm All ages welcome
Activities designed for ages 4 – 12 + adult companion Share time with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Enjoy the exhibitions and make one-of-a-kind artwork of your own, take part in drama workshops and interactive games, and listen to stories told by our friends at the Kitchener Public Library.
Exciting new activities each month; visit our website for updates. *Suggested donation of $5 per child.

http://www.kwag.ca

*Children’s Film Festival (Mississauga) (FREE)
4pm-6pm
Sampradaya Theatre
3250 Ridgeway Drive, Unit #4
Mississauga ON,

Children | Free

This is a family-friendly event for children and youth to take in an afternoon of great film shorts as curated by our partner , FILMI Toronto showcasing the talents of South.

http://sampradaya.ca

*Arts For Life Children’s Festival (Mississauga)
11am-6pm
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre is dedicated to artistic, cultural and entertainment experiences for children ages 4-12 and their families. The festival offers a variety of fun and engaging activities, both ticketed and free, for all to enjoy!
Indoor activities include stage shows, creative zones, exhibitors and artist demonstrations, taking place in the Atrium. Families can enjoy creating arts and crafts and take in the sights and sounds of some of the finest performers in the GTA including:

Mini Pop Kids
Alice in Wonderland
Dino – Lights
Imagination Movers
Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra
Splash N Boots & Circus Johnathan Variety Show

Outdoor activities include exciting opportunities for fun and learning continue throughout the Living Arts Centre Park with tons of fun activities including:

A play zone
Bouncy Castles
Face painting
Strolling entertainers
Outdoor Community Stage
Food Vendors and much more!

http://www.livingartscentre.ca/

*Sunday Funday (Oshawa)
12pm-4pm
Oshawa Community Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON

Bring a camera or use your phone to take a photo tour of the Museum! On this ‘Amazing Race’ style of scavenger hunt, you’ll make your way through the clues and interactive activities that will lead you to your next destination, photographing your journey along the way!

http://www.oshawamuseum.org

*Trafalgar Castle Open House (Whitby)
11am- 3pm
Trafalgar Castle School
Whitby, ON

Price: Free (food and drinks)
Food from around the globe, vintage pizza, vintage photo booth, castle tours, entertainment, zoo to you display, wagon rides and more.

http://www.trafalgarcastle.ca

*Warm Up to Your Museum (Peterborough)
1pm-4pm
Peterborough Museum and Archives
300 Hunter St.East

Drop in to the Museum on Sunday afternoons and enjoy plenty of fun and crafts at these popular free family days.

http://www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca/What_s_On/familyevents.htm

SPRING FLING PARTY (EARLY BIRD TICKETS)

ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A TIME PRESENTS: SPRING FLING KIDS PARTY
SPONSORED BY: VARAGESALE

BUY YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS BY MAY 1st AND YOU WILL SAVE MONEY AND BE GUARANTEED A SWAG BAG.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spring-fling-kids-party-tickets-16361772502

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

*PLAYGROUND FUN
PLANET FUN is a 10,000 square foot indoor playground and children’s party venue. They feature a gigantic multi-tier play structure, designated toddler area, and a jumping castle.
Children will be able to have fun in the play area.

For more information about birthday parties and drop in play, please go to: http://planetfun.ca

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*DEEJAY DANCE PARTY (9:45am & 12pm)
SUPERFLY ENTERTAINMENT will be playing songs throughout the entire event.
They will be having two interactive dance parties (9:45am & 12pm) playing the best Top 40 songs.

If you are looking for a Deejay for a birthday party, school, or have a special occasion, I highly recommend them.
http://www.superflyentertainment.com/private-index.php

*BALLOON TWISTING (9am-11am)
Judy from BUBBLE TWIST DESIGNS will be making balloon characters for the kids.

If you are looking for balloon decore or hands on twisting, you can find Judy at: https://www.facebook.com/BubbleTwistDesigns?pnref=story

*HANDS ON CRAFTS (9am-1pm)
KREATIVE KIDZ ART BUS is a very unique company that provides a bus filled with tables and chairs and LOTS of ART! Kids get to do their craft on the bus instead of making a mess at home.

To find out more birthday party information, go to: http://www.kreativekidzartbus.com

*REPTILIA MEET & GREET (9am-1pm)
REPTILIA will have a table at the event showcasing their slithery creatures. Kids will be able to come up, meet and touch the animals.

To visit The Reptilia Zoo in Vaughan or host a birthday party there, go to: http://www.reptilia.org

*HAIR COLOURING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, NAIL PAINTING, AND MORE (9am-1pm)
THE PERFECTLY PAMPERED PRINCE & PRINCESS will be doing washable hair colour for boys and girls, nail painting, and more for the kids.

To find out about their Pampering Parties, go to: http://www.theperfectlypamperedprincess.com/

*INDOOR SAND ACTIVITY TABLES (9am-1pm)
Sand Activity Tables from SANDS ALIVE will be there to keep the kids busy. Sandsalive is a hypo-allergetic, non toxic and bacteria-free indoor sand.
You can now buy it at your local toy stores.
http://www.sandsalive.org

*FACE PAINTING (9am-11am)
AJ CHILDREN’S PARTIES will be providing the Face Painting at the event.
To find out their party services, go to: https://m.facebook.com/AJchildrensparties

*MICKEY & MINNIE VISIT (9am-11am)
AJ CHILDREN’S PARTIES will be providing a Mickey & Minnie at the event.
To find out their party services, go to: https://m.facebook.com/AJchildrensparties

*FROZEN MUSICAL SHOW (11am)
JOIN BRAVO’s PARTY as they do a MUSICAL DANCE SHOW featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Hans and Kristoff!

To find out more about their party services, go to: http://www.bravosparty.com

*SWAG BAGS (ONLY GUARANTEED IF YOU PURCHASE YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKET)
If you purchased your swag bag AFTER the early bird pricing, they will be given out one per family on a first come first serve basis. The first 100 families who arrive will receive Swag Bags.
Each swag bag will have a toy or craft for the child to take home.

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET

*FAMILY VENDOR SHOPPING
Stop by the Family Friendly Vendor booths and check out some of the businesses in your area.
Please note, if you would like to purchase an item, please bring cash or cheque.

VENDORS PARTICIPATING:

*VARAGESALE (EVENT SPONSOR)
VarageSale is a buy and sell site that has recently launched a FREE App! VarageSale is currently launching their Scarborough online community. Come and visit them and see what the hype is all about.

To learn how you can sign up for this FREE service and make some money by selling your used stuff, go to: https://www.varagesale.com

*SCENTSY
Nicole Cobham from Scentsy offers fabulous scents and fun accessories that smell so good!
http://www.2galpals.scentsy.ca

*LUV LOCKITS
Luv Lockets is a fun jewelry locket line. They will be on site selling their Child locket pieces.
http://www.luvlockits.com

*KNOWLEGE FIRST FINANCIALS RESPS
Debbie Spigelman will be there talking to parents about RESP Plans.
http://www.knowledgefirstfinancial.ca/public/cspalias/SalesRepEn/default.aspx?SalesRepWebID=debbie.spigelman

*JUICE PLUS
Learn about how you can lose weight eating clean or about the Adult and Children’s fruit and veggie suppliments.

*PAINTED LEGGINGS
Check out Nicole Starkman’s fun and comfortable leggings for Moms and Daughters.
https://www.facebook.com/PaintedLeggings?fref=ts

*JAMBERRY NAILS
Aislinn will be showcasing some of the coolest nail patterns for Moms and Daughters.
www.nailsandcookies.jamberrynails.net

*YOUNIQUE
Stephanie Sepia from Younique will be selling cosmetics. Her biggest seller is the 3D microfibre lash Mascara.
www.sepia3dlashes.com

*GEM FOR GEMS
The founder Theresa will be showcasing her own handmade adorable jewelery for adults.
https://www.facebook.com/gemsforgems?fref=ts

*JANICE CRAFT CREATIONS
Janice will be selling hair clips, head bands, pillows and more.
www.facebook.com/JaniceCraftCreations

*E & E KITCHEN
Jessica from E & E Kitchens will be selling some useful and wellpriced home accessories.

*LILY’S CROCHET WORLD
Miroslava will be selling her adorable chrochet items.

*STEEPED TEA
Louise will be selling all different kinds of cold and warm teas.
steepedtea.com/louisesiberry

*CAREOPOLY
Careopoly helps people connect with caregivers matching what they need.
You can search for Nannies, Babysitters, PSW’s, Nurses, Early Childhood Educators, IBI and ABA’s, Cleaning Help, Pet Sitters, and more.
http://careopoly.com/

*SCARBOROUGH OUTGROW OUTPLAY
The children’s Clothing Consignment Company will be here to meet new Parent’s in the area.
http://scarborough.outgrowoutplay.com/

*KREATIVE HANDS
Kreative Hands will be selling candy kabobs for the kids to take home.

*CUTE KIDS STUFF
Cute Kid Stuff will be selling Carlton Cards Father’s Day Cards for $2 each.
They will also be selling The Burger Master For Father’s Day
http://cutekidstuff.com/

*FOOD

Food is available for purchase at the Venue.
(NO outside food allowed)
PLANET FUN prepares their food on site fresh.
MENU IS SHOWN BELOW WITH PRICES

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*FROZEN CHARACTER PICTURES
If you would like to have your child take a professional take home picture with the cast of Frozen, the cost is $10.

*CHARITY RAFFLE
You have the option of purchasing RAFFLE TICKETS at the event to support Kayla Johnston.
Kayla is 18 yrs old, and became ill 2 years ago with a rare life threatening condition (EDS TYPE 3 AND SMA SYNDROME) Her bladder shut down, her colon motility slowed, her stomached doesn’t work.
Here in Canada she has only been fixed her by band-aids. She uses a catheter to pee, and an enema to have a bowel movement.
The money raised will help her family with their costs of travelling to the MAYO CLINIC in the States to receive new treatment.

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If you can not attend the event, you can donate here:
http://www.gofundme.com/atszz0

CHARITY PRIZES:
*BLOW DRYER from THE BEAUTY SUPPLY OUTLET (On Atkinson)
https://www.facebook.com/BSORosedalePl?fref=ts

*HAIR STRAIGHTENING IRON from THE BEAUTY SUPPLY OUTLET (On Atkinson)
https://www.facebook.com/BSORosedalePl?fref=ts

*2 Gift Cards from AJ CHILDREN’S PARTIES
https://www.facebook.com/AJchildrensparties?fref=ts

*$25 Gift Cards to KRYSTAL LYN PHOTOGRAPHY
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Krystal-Lyn-Photography/399046036923218?__mref=message_bubble

*One Family Day Pass Packs to WHITTAMORES FARM
The pack has 6 day passes inside.
https://www.facebook.com/whittamores

*Princess Book Basket Set from BAREFOOT BOOKS
https://www.facebook.com/booksandbears.ca?fref=ts

*1 Week of Day Camp from KIDS OF CANADA CAMPS
http://www.kidsofcanada.com/day-camp/

*4 Zumba Classes from BRAVO’S PARTY
http://www.bravosparty.com/

*Indoor sand play kit from SANDSALIVE
http://ca.sandsalive.com/

*Adidas Bag, Adidas Hat & Towel from Dentist DR. JEFF MARGOLIAN
https://www.facebook.com/DrJeffMargolian?fref=ts

*Earrings from GEM FOR GEMS
https://www.facebook.com/gemsforgems?fref=ts

*4 Tickets to Marvel Live from PEACHY BUY
http://www.peachybuy.com/

EVENT RULES/FINE PRINT:

* EVERYONE must take off their shoes when entertain the venue. SOCKS MUST BE WARN for adults and children inside the facility!

* Strollers are not allowed in the venue, as it becomes a potential fire hazard. There is lots of parking right in front of the facility.

* No Outside Food is allowed. FOOD will be available to PURCHASE on site!

* No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

* Everything is included in your ticket price, except if you want to buy food, raffle tickets for charity, vendor items, or a Frozen picture with your child.

* Adults must attend the event with a child.

I am excited to meet everyone who comes out to the event!


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NIAGARA WATER PARK CONTEST! (CONTEST)

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Yay another Water Park contest is here! 

Beach Dental Care is generously donating a Niagara Falls Overnight Water Park Package for One Lucky Family.

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW (You will need Facebook)

1) Join My Blog Email List
-Scroll down to the bottom of this page
-Find a botton at the bottom that says “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL”
-Put In your Email Address and Click “FOLLOW”
(If you get emails from this blog already, you have already subscribed).

2) LIKE Beach Dental Care’s Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/DrJeffMargolian?fref=ts

3) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

4) SHARE THE “OFFICIAL FACEBOOK CONTEST POST that is pinned at the top of the page.

5) Once you have completed steps 1-4, you will write “BEACH DENTAL” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my group wall.
The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

(YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS ABOVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST)

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive a $300 credit to use at either The Americana Waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge, or Niagara Falls Water Park Package with Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, Skyline Inn and Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10pm. The winner will be announced Friday, May 8, 2015. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook.

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

1) AMERICANA?

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2) GREAT WOLF LODGE?

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3) NIAGARA FALLS WATER PARK HOTELS?

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If you would like to book your family for a dental appointment, at Beach Dental Care, you can call them at: (416) 699-2914

BEACH DENTAL CARE is located: 1989 Queen Street East (White house next to Kew Beach Park/Gardens)

http://www.torontobeachesdentist.com

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FREE EVENT IN VAUGHAN THIS SATURDAY

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GREAT EVENT IN VAUGHAN FOR FAMILIES

Are you looking for some FREE FUN to do with your families in Vaughan this weekend?

Our Rug Rats Expo is fast approaching!
The event is FREE for both kids and adults.

Drop in anytime on Saturday, May 2, 2015 between 10am-5pm!

The Address:
TRIO Sportsplex
601 Cityview Blvd.
Vaughan, ON

The Kids Will Love …
Legoland Play Zone
Reptile ZOO
Food Trucks – beaver tails/mini donuts & ice cream
Bouncey Castle
Karaoke
ELSA / FROZEN Photo Booth
Super Heroes Photo Ops
And more!!!

Lots of shopping and child friendly services.

Come bring the kids for some family fun!!!

http://www.ourrugrats.ca/

come visit us


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APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 24- April 28)

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**FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015**

*Shabbat Program (Maple) (FREE)
9:30am-10:30am OR 10:30am-11:30am
The Chabad Romano Centre
10500 Bathurst St
Maple, ON

Join us for a FREE Mom & Tot Shabbat Program.This runs every Friday morning.
We have Jewish songs, crafts, challah making and a special kids service.
Up to Age 5.

Please call in the morning to confirm that there is a spot. The Shul opens at 9am.
Time Slots Choice are: 9:30am or 10:30am

(905) 303-1880
http://www.chabadrc.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/543331/jewish/Mom-Tot.htm

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10:30am-2pm
Bounce And Play Two
5875 Highway 7, Unit 7 (Highway 7 & Highway 27)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.bounceandplaytwo.ca
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play- BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $7-$10 for 2 Children.

Please call to confirm they are not booked for a private party.
(416) 650-5060

http://www.activekidszone.com
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*Shchuka Idol (Toronto)
3:30pm-4:30pm
Maria A. Shchuka Library
1745 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON

Show off your talent to our judges and you could be the next Shchuka Idol!

(416) 394-1000

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
International Centre, Hall 5
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

The 17th annual BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us will be here just in time for spring. The show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must haves, and all things prenatal to preschool! Learn from top pregnancy and parenting experts including Nanny Robina, discover new and innovative products, check out special performances by Barney and Toopy & Binoo at the Toddler Time Stage and much more!
Cost: Parents and friends: $16 / Grandparents: $10 / Kids 12 and Under Free

http://www.babytimeshows.ca/

*Kids2Kids Dance (St.Jacobs/Waterloo)
6:30pm-10:00pm
Woolwich Community Centre
31 Parkside Drive
St. Jacobs, ON

This popular event is a safe and fun DJ’ed dance for kids grades 5 – 8, held at the Community Centre in St. Jacobs – 31 Parkside Drive. Tickets are $5 at the door, and snacks are available for purchase. Organized and chaperoned by the St. Jacobs Lions Club in partnership with the Optimist Club of St. Jacobs.

http://www.stjacobslions.org


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun!

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Play Day (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
11am
Toys R Us
Various Ontario Locations

Join us for Make and Takes, Demos, Giveaways and MORE!
LEGO® ELVES Make and take
Girls Rule! Barbie ∙ Monster high ∙ Ever After High
CRAYOLA COLOUR WONDER
COOL PRODUCT DEMOS
Discover and play with the latest hot toys!
LITTLE TIKES COZY COUPE PHOTO-OP – DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!
Take a photo in your favourite little car – the Cozy Coupe!

And don’t forget to enter The Great Get Out & Play Giveaway Contest for your chance to win a $4,000 Little Tikes Ultimate Backyard for your kids!
No purchase necessary. Recommended for kids ages 4+. While quantities last! Excludes the Cedarbrae Mall location & Express stores. Activities may vary by store.

http://m.toysrus.ca/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11502193&locale=en_CA&camp=CME:TRU:TRUCA_Email_Aspot_PlayDay_042515_EN

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*Soap Making Workshop (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

BUY ONE GET ON FREE for Children Admission for a soap making workshop. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Drop off Optional for Kids 6 and Up.
Call in advance to make sure there is room. Two Kids for $30.
905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*April Weekends (Scarborough)
12am-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road

April is the month for springtime adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger hunt. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. 12 to 5 p.m.

Extra Fun! Saturdays in April, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bring your favourite children’s book and stories to share with the McCowan Log House Reading Circle. You may read it aloud to the others or we’ll read it for you. Enjoy hearing the favourite tales of the others, too!
(Don’t worry, you’ll take your treasured book and stories home with you!)

Admission is Pay What You Can

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

Let’s Get Messy For Luca (Toronto)
10am-11am OR 11am-12pm
Mess For Fun
73 Alness Street, Unit # 3
North York, ON

Come join us for a fun filled craft party with craft guru, Tiffany Pratt on Saturday, April 25th for a good cause!!
Baby Luca, at 21 months old suffered a near drowning accident. He was expected not to survive. Doctors predicted he would be deaf or blind – if he lives. BUT he has continued to fight all odds and prove there are no limits of what he can do. He is in need of extensive therapies, which unfortunately is NOT covered by insurance. To read more: www.lucaswilltolive.com
All proceeds will go towards the recovery of this amazing little fighter.

Limited spots – 2 sessions only. 10-11am OR 11-12pm.
To register: please email Karen at kverrelli@hotmail.com

http://www.lucaswilltolive.com

*FiddleFire! with Chris McKhool (Toronto) (FREE)
2pm-3pm
Cosburn United Church
1108 Greenwood Ave.
Toronto, ON

Violin sensation Chris McKhool gets children and families dancing, clapping, laughing and singing songs. Chris plays several musical styles (jazz, blues, classical, Rumba flamenco, funk, world beat, East Coast fiddling and more) to engage children and parents in the world of music with Fiddlefire!
Kids and their parents scat-sing, become a rhythm section and join Chris on stage to play rare percussion instruments. Participation both from their seats and onstage is encouraged as Chris and his band explore music from around the world!

http://www.music-toronto.com

*Yogurtys Junction Grand Opening Party (Toronto)
1pm-3pm
Yogurty’s Froyo
3074 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Join us for our official grand opening party!
Free frozen yogurt and toppings, giveaways, crafts, games, DJ and dancing from 1-3PM. Entertainment will be provided by Kidz360.

http://www.yogurtys.com/2015/04/youre-invited-junction-grand-opening-party/

*CLOTHESPIN AIRPLANES (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Jane/Sheppard Library
1906 Sheppard Avenue West
Toronto, ON

Children are invited to make fun and colourful clothespin airplanes. Ages 6-12.
Please register by calling 416-395-5966 or email janesheppard@torontopubliclibrary.ca.

*Earth Days 2015 (Mississauga)
9am-3pm

Million Trees Planting & Mississauga Earth Market – Bring your friends and family to Iceland Arena for a day of family fun including a tree planting and tour, environmental workshops, live music, tasty treats and green activities for the whole family.

For more details about these events and to register, visit mississauga.ca/earthdays
http://www.mississauga.ca/earthdays

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
International Centre, Hall 5
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

The 17th annual BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us will be here just in time for spring. The show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must haves, and all things prenatal to preschool! Learn from top pregnancy and parenting experts including Nanny Robina, discover new and innovative products, check out special performances by Barney and Toopy & Binoo at the Toddler Time Stage and much more!
Cost: Parents and friends: $16 / Grandparents: $10 / Kids 12 and Under Free

http://www.babytimeshows.ca/

*Remembering the Pledge of the Crown (Hamilton) (FREE)
Hamilton, ON
11am -Parade at Dundurn Castle (610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON)
12pm-4pm -Hamilton Military Museum (610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON)

On April 25, 2015 the City of Hamilton and Six Nations community members are joining to commemorate the end of the War of 1812. Representatives from twenty Native Nations will be invited to Dundurn National Historic Site on the 200th anniversary of the 1815 Peace Council which was organized to acknowledge the Native Nations who were British allies during the war. A parade of Nations will kick off the event at 10 am on the front lawn of Dundurn Castle.
Between 12 and 4 pm Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum offer a free open house. Come view War of 1812 architectural features built into Dundurn Castle and sample white corn bread and strawberry juice in the historic kitchen. Learn about the people living on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812 as you explore the exhibit Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape at The Hamilton Military Museum.

http://www.tourismhamilton.com/bicentennial-1812/ongoing-events/pledgeofthecrown

*Children’s Corner (Hamilton)
6pm (Show starts at 7pm)
Peter’s HARRRP CC
705 Main St E.
Hamilton, ON

Presented By: Steeltown Symphony
Come and join us at 6pm to introduce your child or even yourself to the orchestra by letting them see, hold and yes even try the instruments. Then sit back and relax as you hear a short concert with your family to see all of these instruments in action.

Tickets: $12.00 at Door, Advance $10.00

www.steeltownsymphony.com

*Tim Hortons Community Cleanup (Waterloo)
10am-12pm
Waterloo Park
50 Young St. West
Waterloo, ON

Families and friends are encouraged to lend a helping hand and remove litter from Waterloo Park. Participants receive a free t-shirt, refreshments and great prizes from Tim Hortons (while quantities last)!
This event runs rain or shine, no registration is required.

http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/timhortonscommunitycleanup.asp

*Niagara Family Festival (Niagara Falls)
10am-2pm
Centennial Secondary School
240 Thorold Road West
Welland, ON

A Child’s World Family Child Care Services of Niagara is a non-profit organization striving to provide quality child care for families across the Niagara Region. We currently operate 23 centres for children from infant through 12 years of age. We are hosting a fundraiser called Niagara Family Festival – Sponsored by A Child’s World. It will be a carnival style event with vendors, games, face painting, food trucks, a silent auction and much more!

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/events/719324751498390/

*Game Over (Minesing)
9am-4pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!
Don’t forget to join us during March Break for even more fun. Climb to the top of our leaderboard during our week-long High Score competition. If video games aren’t your thing, travel back even further in time and play Crockinole, Skittles and a tabletop version of Croquet –no quarters or electricity required!
Regular Museum admission rates apply: Museum Members and Preschoolers are free; Adults $6. Senior/Student $5; Child $4.

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca

*Town & Country Living Show (Bradford)
9am-5pm
Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre
125 Simcoe Road,
Bradford, ON

Come and see what Bradford has to offer from Home Decor and Landscape design to tasty local treats and fine arts
-Kids Activities
-Art Show and Cafe experience

*YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka “Move to Give” (Barrie)
8am-2:30pm
YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka
22 Grove St. W.
Barrie, ON

This year do something massive! Join us for “Move to Give” on Saturday, April 25th a 6 community, spectacular day that gives back to a critical cause.
The Barrie Y will host an indoor style triathlon with an array of activities such as cycling, running, swimming, Zumba and yoga!
There is no fee to participate; instead register and use the provided Move to Give tools to raise pledges. Your fundraising efforts will help lift up vulnerable and disadvantaged families, seniors, youth and kids in our region.

http://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/join-an-event/

*MEET CAST OF DEGRASSI (Barrie)
2pm-4pm
RioCan Georgian Mall
507 Bayfield St.
Barrie, ON

On Saturday, April 25th RioCan Georgian Mall will host the launch of the third #RedDotSafeSpot event – declaring all RioCan properties as “bully-free” zones. The event will feature a panel discussion with three members of the Degrassi cast (Season 14), Leave Out Violence (LOVE) and Psychologist, Sara Dimerman, around the issue of bullying and presenting solutions to eradicate this social problem. The event will also premier a PSA featuring Degrassi and unveil a new online resource www.reddotsafespot.com that provides a national directory for bullying support in local communities across Canada.
Receive an autographed image and get your photo taken with the Degrassi cast.

http://www.reddotsafespot.ca

*Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival (Collingwood)
8am-5pm

The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is a fundraising day which supports needs within the community.
All proceeds from this one day event are turned back to our schools, children’s music programs, library support, arena and community hall projects, girl guides and scouts, as well as helping many other projects where other financial sources are not available.Event includes and arts and craft show, pancake eating contests, vendors, and live entertainment.

http://www.emsf.ca/festival-map/


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**SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015**

*Pleasant Ridge Library Grand Opening Celebration (Thornhill)
1:30pm-4pm
Pleasant Ridge Library
300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue
Vaughan, ON

Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) invites you to the official Grand Opening Celebration of Pleasant Ridge Library.
The library opens at 1 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of family entertainment between 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy music performed by the Thornhill Community Band, refreshments and family activities including special storytimes, meet with Buzz Lightyear, face painting and balloon art.

(905)653-7323

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

http://fitness.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym-324.asp

*April Weekends (Scarborough)
12am-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road

April is the month for springtime adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger hunt. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. 12 to 5 p.m.

Extra Fun! Saturdays in April, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bring your favourite children’s book and stories to share with the McCowan Log House Reading Circle. You may read it aloud to the others or we’ll read it for you. Enjoy hearing the favourite tales of the others, too!
(Don’t worry, you’ll take your treasured book and stories home with you!)

Admission is Pay What You Can

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Fundraiser Family Event (Toronto)
Artscape Youngplace, CMCP
180 Shaw Street
Lower level II
Toronto, ON
11am-4pm

Montrose Children’s Place is a charitable community organization that provides free services for families and children in the GTA.

Come and join the fun in this special gastronomic and full of fun activities day! And help us reach our fundraising goals to continue providing great spaces for families in the Toronto area.

Come and enjoy:
– International food fair
– Silent auction with amazing prices from local sponsors
– Music, a special performance of oOzakazoo young folk rock!
– Crafts for children all ages
– Face painting
– Performers
– Professional family portraits booth

COST:
$10 In advance
$15 at the door
Children under 10 are Free

*FAMILY DAY (Toronto)
11am-4pm
Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park
Toronto, ON

Join our mascots Arabella, Ting, Clayton and Nicco, and bring the whole family to the Gardiner for family-friendly activities — free with admission! Kids under 12 are always free (with the accompaniment of an adult).
Most activities take place in the lobby, but if you don’t see us when you come in, just ask our friendly front desk staff where they are taking place.
Family Days run from 11 am to 4 pm with activities for children to do on their own or with an adult.
Make sure you also check out our discovery boxes, do a scavenger hunt and take some colouring sheets home with you.

Cost:
Adults: $15
Students: $9
Children Under 12: FREE

http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/family-days

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
International Centre, Hall 5
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

The 17th annual BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us will be here just in time for spring. The show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must haves, and all things prenatal to preschool! Learn from top pregnancy and parenting experts including Nanny Robina, discover new and innovative products, check out special performances by Barney and Toopy & Binoo at the Toddler Time Stage and much more!
Cost: Parents and friends: $16 / Grandparents: $10 / Kids 12 and Under Free

http://www.babytimeshows.ca/

*Family Dance Party (Hamilton)
2pm-4pm
Mills Hardware

For those new to the concept, it’s an afternoon of fun for the entire family. Parents too! Come down in large groups of family and friends or come down with just your family. DJ Donna Lovejoy keeps the afternoon moving with songs that kids and parents know and love. We have one dance party per month.
Juice and pop are available at the bar for the kids. Parents can also get some craft beer from Collective Arts and Mill Street as well as red and white wine.

It’s Pay What You Can at the door. Just plop whatever you can afford to pay in the big green bucket.
A great time is had by all. It’s always one of our favourite events of the month. Hope to see you there.

millshardware.ca

*Princess Par-tea (Ajax)
12pm-3pm
Boston Pizza Ajax
8 Salem Rd. S.
Ajax, ON

Calling all Princesses!!!! Please arrive at the stroke of mid-day for ‘tea’ and watch the Princess kiss the Frog on our 150″ TV!
Dress-up like a Princess & receive a FREE Kids Meal (with purchase of an adult meal)! Make your very own crown!

905-686-1908

*Let’s Recycle (Niagara Falls)
11am-3pm
Farmers Market
91 King St.
St. Catharines, ON

Let’s Recycle, Niagara-Earth Day Celebration and opportunity to learn how local companies are making our Niagara green. Create unique recycle crafts and art, bring your e-waste.

http://www.linksforgreenerlearning.org

*Game Over (Minesing)
1pm-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!
Don’t forget to join us during March Break for even more fun. Climb to the top of our leaderboard during our week-long High Score competition. If video games aren’t your thing, travel back even further in time and play Crockinole, Skittles and a tabletop version of Croquet –no quarters or electricity required!
Regular Museum admission rates apply: Museum Members and Preschoolers are free; Adults $6. Senior/Student $5; Child $4.

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca

*Warm Up to Your Museum (Peterborough)
1pm-4pm
Peterborough Museum and Archives
300 Hunter St.East

Drop in to the Museum on Sunday afternoons (1-4 p.m.) and enjoy plenty of fun and crafts at these popular free family days.

http://www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca/What_s_On/familyevents.htm


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**TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015**

*Outdoor Discovery & Adventure Night (Newmarket) (FREE)
6pm-7pm
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive

Join us for an evening of discovery featuring “Mad Science”. Bring a lawn chair.
Inclement weather location inside Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Free.

http://newmarket.ca/en/events.asp?_mid_=1336

MONSTER JAM CONTEST

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The wonderful people at Peachy Buy are giving away four complimentary vouchers to 3 lucky families to see MONSTER JAM in Hamilton.

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW:
(You must have a Facebook Account)

1) Subscribe to Peachy Buy at http://www.peachybuy.com. You put in your email and city. (If you have already subscribed to this site, skip this step)

2) Subscribe To The Blog Entertain Kids On A Dime.
Scroll down to the bottom left of this page. Find where it says “Follow Blog Via Email.” Put in your email address and click FOLLOW. You will then receive an email to confirm this.
(If you have already subscribed to this site, skip this step).

3) “LIKE” Peachy Buy’s Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=121306481260051

4) Go on The Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/ and find the OFFICIAL POST pinned to the top of the page and you will write “MONSTER JAM” into the comment thread. (On a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

THE PRIZE: The giveaway is for three winners to each receive four free vouchers to see Monster Jam at First Ontario Centre in Hamilton.
The show is for Saturday April 25, at 2pm.
The prize includes four complimentary vouchers to the show.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10pm. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 20, 2015.
The prize winners will be contacted through Facebook.

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.

GOODLUCK!!!

For Those Interested In Purchasing Monster Jam tickets

Monster Jam roars into the FirstOntario Centre April 25 and 26! PeachyBuy.com is offering you a special promo code that will save you up to $10 a ticket!

Visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_anchor_header_search&user_input=monster+jam&q=monster+jam and use promo code PBMONSTER to access the discount.

Kids’ tickets are only $15!


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APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 17- April 19, 2015)

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**FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015**

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10:30am-2pm
Bounce And Play Two
5875 Highway 7, Unit 7 (Highway 7 & Highway 27)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.bounceandplaytwo.ca
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play- BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $7-$10 for 2 Children.

Please call to confirm they are not booked for a private party.
(416) 650-5060

http://www.activekidszone.com
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*TIFF Kids International Film Festival (Toronto)
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
King Street West and John Street
Toronto, ON

Discover the best in Canadian and international children’s cinema! Featuring over 100 films from more than 35 countries, free activities and more, this year’s selection has something for every taste, interest and age group!
From high adventure to hilarious comedies, live action to animation, and dramas to documentaries, the TIFF Kids Festival brings the world of film to ages 3 to 13.

Costs:
Adult: $13
Student: $10.50
Child: $9
Senior: $10.50
Cost Information: Film + digiPlaySpace Combo also available: $15 for kids and $20 for adults.

http://tiff.net/tiffkids

*PD Day Fun (Waterloo)
9:30am-5pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd
Kitchener, ON

Join us to celebrate Earth Day with ongoing and specially scheduled activities. Make crafts, test your detective skills, play games, and explore our featured exhibit, Ocean Bound!

Puppet Play: 1 p.m. and 3pm

All the Water in the World Craft: Ongoing throughout the day
How much of the earth’s water is available for drinking? Find out when you join our staff to make a bead bracelet or key chain craft about All the Water in the World.

Groundwater Detective: Ongoing throughout the day
Become a detective and search for answers to groundwater riddles throughout the museum! Be sure to pick up your activity copy at the
front desk.

Make Your Own Ocean Craft: 2 p.m. (each day)
Join our staff for a fun craft where you get to make and take home your own ocean in a bottle.

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.

waterlooregionmuseum@regionofwaterloo.ca


**SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: Dolphin Tale 2

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun!

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Pancake Festival (Maple)
8pm-4pm
Maple Community Centre (In the arena)
10190 Keele St. (Keele & McNaughton Rd.)

We are continuing to offer a GLUTEN FREE pancake breakfast in addition to our usual delicious Pancakes.

Join us for a day of delicious food, great music, magic tricks and much more!

There is fun for the whole family – there will be exciting rides, face painting, music and performances by Arcadia Academy of Music.

There is a cost for each kids activity.

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*The Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party (Richmond Hill)
12pm, 1:30pm or 3pm
The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre
19 Church Street North
Richmond Hill, ON

Reserve Your Spot Today! 905-780-3802
“Celebrate silliness with us!” This year the Mad Hatter is inviting you to be creative in the craft room and decorate your own unique mad hat to wear at the tea party. Enjoy a light lunch with sandwiches and some fun and fancy dessert treats.
$15.00 per person.

http://richmondhill.ca/heritagecentre

*Soap Making Workshop (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

BUY ONE GET ON FREE for Children Admission for a soap making workshop. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Drop off Optional for Kids 6 and Up.
Call in advance to make sure there is room. Two Kids for $30.
905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Mom to Mom Sale (Thornhill)
9am-12pm
Thornhill United Church
25 Elgin St

Come out to the longest running Mom to Mom sale in Markham! Great deals on everything you need for your new baby, toddlers, or school aged kids. Durable goods, books, clothing, and more. Buy some treats at our bakesale too! $2 entry fee, with proceeds supporting Yellow Brick House Shelter. Check out our contests on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ThornhillM2M).

http://www.momtomomsale.ca/Thornhill_United_Church.html

*Meet Cast Of Degrassi (Toronto)
2pm-4pm
Yonge Eglington Centre
2300 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON

Yonge Eglington Centre will host the launch of the second #RedDotSafeSpot event – declaring all RioCan properties as “bully-free” zones.
The event will feature a panel discussion with three members of the Degrassi cast (Season 14), Leave Out Violence (LOVE) and Psychologist, Sara Dimerman, around the issue of bullying and presenting solutions to eradicate this social problem. The event will also premier a PSA featuring Degrassi and unveil a new online resource www.reddotsafespot.com that provides a national directory for bullying support in local communities across Canada. Receive an autographed image and get your photo taken with the Degrassi cast.

http://www.reddotsafespot.ca

*Earth Day (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue E
Lawrence Avenue East and Leslie Street

Cost Information: Free, no registration required.

Kick off the growing season with TBG’s Family Earth Day celebration! Guided hikes, scavenger hunts, nature theatre and woodland crafts with DiscoverAbility and planting in the Teaching Garden. Grab a Discovery Map and follow the balloons up to the Teaching Garden. Stroller accessible.

416-397-1341
http://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/learn/kids/earth-day-family/

*Mom to Mom Spring Sale (Toronto)
9am-1pm
Baron Byng Beaches Royal Canadian Legion
243 Coxwell Avenue
Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East

Perfect place to shop for your babies, kids and parents to be, a little something for everyone. Everything from books, clothes (lots and lots of clothes), toys, gear, and treats. Not only do we have parents selling their gently used items but we have an assortment of family businesses selling products and services.
Cost Information: $2 per person

http://www.torontomomtomom.com

*International Children & Youth Day Festival (Toronto)
1:30pm-5pm
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street W
Queen Street West and Bay Street
Toronto, ON

Children representing the cultural mosaic of Toronto will come together to perform their national dances and share their folk music. There are also many fun-fair activities such as clowns, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy stations, magic show and balloon sculpting, where children have the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy the day and make friends all while being integrated to the highly cultural diversity found in Canada.

416-419-5970
https://www.facebook.com/23AprilInternationalChildrensDay

*Earth Day at Todmorden Mills (Toronto) (Free Admission)
12pm-4pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road
Broadview Avenue and Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON

Cost Information: Free admission. Free parking.

Discover what you can do to help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork. Tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Learn about the impact of industrialization on our landscape through a special guided tour of the site.

416-396-2819
http://www.toronto.ca/museums

*Bengali New Year Festival (Toronto)
12pm-8pm
Ghoroa Restaurant Parking Area
2994 Danforth Avenue E
Danforth Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue
Toronto, ON

Come celebrate the popular Bangla New Year 2015/ Pohela Boishakh 1422 with us this spring! This year, we will have traditional Bengali folk and modern songs, dance performance, famous Pohela Boishakh Rally/ Mongol Shova Jatra, sports, quiz, free gifts and chocolates for kids, face painting and more!

647-891-6592

*TIFF Kids International Film Festival (Toronto)
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
King Street West and John Street
Toronto, ON

Discover the best in Canadian and international children’s cinema! Featuring over 100 films from more than 35 countries, free activities and more, this year’s selection has something for every taste, interest and age group!
From high adventure to hilarious comedies, live action to animation, and dramas to documentaries, the TIFF Kids Festival brings the world of film to ages 3 to 13.

Costs:
Adult: $13
Student: $10.50
Child: $9
Senior: $10.50
Cost Information: Film + digiPlaySpace Combo also available: $15 for kids and $20 for adults.

http://tiff.net/tiffkids

*BMO Host Free Skate (Oakville)
3:30pm-5pm
Canlan Ice Sports Centre
2300 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON

The BMO branch on Cornwall Street will be hosting a free skate at the Canlan Sports Centre. Great prizes. Everyone welcome!

james.ryan@bmo.com

*Earth Week EcoFair (Burlington) (Free Admission)
10am-4pm
Central Library
2331 New Street
Burlington, ON

It’s an all-day celebration of Planet Earth and the environment! FREE admission. All ages welcome.

Seedy Saturday Marketplace with eco-friendly vendors
Seedy Saturday Seed & Book Exchange
45-minute seminars by expert speakers (10.30am-2.30pm)
Interactive displays by local community groups dedicated to sustainable living
Hands-on crafting fun for Earth lovers of all ages

Grow Up Green Family Storytime & Craft (10.30am-11.30am)

Hands-on drop-in food workshop with Halton Food Council (11.30am-1pm)

TV Puppetree presents “Too Much Garbage” for ages 7+ (3pm-4pm)
Presented in partnership by Halton Food Council, ArtHouse, and Burlington Public Library

http://www.bpl.on.ca/earth-week-ecofair

*Earth Day (Waterloo)
11am-5pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd
Kitchener, ON

Join us to celebrate Earth Day with ongoing and specially scheduled activities. Make crafts, test your detective skills, play games, and explore our featured exhibit, Ocean Bound!

Puppet Play: 1 p.m. and 3pm

All the Water in the World Craft: Ongoing throughout the day
How much of the earth’s water is available for drinking? Find out when you join our staff to make a bead bracelet or key chain craft about All the Water in the World.

Groundwater Detective: Ongoing throughout the day
Become a detective and search for answers to groundwater riddles throughout the museum! Be sure to pick up your activity copy at the
front desk.

Make Your Own Ocean Craft: 2 p.m. (each day)
Join our staff for a fun craft where you get to make and take home your own ocean in a bottle.

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.

waterlooregionmuseum@regionofwaterloo.ca

*Library 10th Anniversary (Mississauga)
1:30pm-3:00pm
Courtneypark Library
730 Courtneypark Dr W
Mississauga, ON

Stop by the Courtneypark Library to celebrate its official 10th anniversary. Following the official ceremony, the Library is hosting a number of fun activities and programs for the whole family.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/library

*Sheridan Sharks Kids’ Club Earth Week Event (Mississauga)
2pm-4pm
Sheridan Centre
2225 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON

Kids’ Club friends will reduce, reuse and recycle to make their very own recycled CD craft at 2 pm. The magic of recycling will complete the afternoon from 3 to 3:45 pm.

http://sheridancentre.ca

*Pre-Teen Video Dance Party (Bolton)
7pm-10pm
Bolton Event Hall (Old Legion)
50 Ann Street Bolton
Bolton, ON

Join us for our Monthly Video Dance Party for Pre-teens ages 8-14 at the Simcoe Recreation Centre! Admission is $10 and the dance runs from 7-10pm. Tickets are available online anytime or at the door starting at 5pm the day of the dance.
Dances run every month from September to June. These are monthly fundraisers for Bolton Sports Clubs and Service Clubs and are chaperoned by parents/adults.

An incredible light show, huge screens, contests and giveaways are all part of the show! There is also a snack bar on-site. Content is edited for the intended audience.

Awesome prizes from Mr. Sub in downtown Bolton.

For Parent info, Dance rules and more information please visit our website: www.videodanceparty.ca

*Swing into Spring (Ashburn/Durham Region)
10am-3pm
WindReach Farm
312 Townline Road
Ashburn, ON

WindReach Farm Annual Swing into Spring Event. Fun for the entire family! Wagon rides, baby chicks and lambs, petting zoo, interactive wool demos and more! Live sheep shearing from 10am to 12pm.
New this year vendor tables. Food & Refreshments for purchase. This is a great event for family & friends. For more information contact 905-655-5827.

http://www.windreachfarm.org


**SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

http://fitness.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym-324.asp

*TIFF Kids International Film Festival (Toronto)
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
King Street West and John Street
Toronto, ON

Discover the best in Canadian and international children’s cinema! Featuring over 100 films from more than 35 countries, free activities and more, this year’s selection has something for every taste, interest and age group!
From high adventure to hilarious comedies, live action to animation, and dramas to documentaries, the TIFF Kids Festival brings the world of film to ages 3 to 13.

Costs:
Adult: $13
Student: $10.50
Child: $9
Senior: $10.50
Cost Information: Film + digiPlaySpace Combo also available: $15 for kids and $20 for adults.

http://tiff.net/tiffkids

*Earth Day (Waterloo)
11am-5pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd
Kitchener, ON

Join us to celebrate Earth Day with ongoing and specially scheduled activities. Make crafts, test your detective skills, play games, and explore our featured exhibit, Ocean Bound!

Puppet Play: 1 p.m. and 3pm

All the Water in the World Craft: Ongoing throughout the day
How much of the earth’s water is available for drinking? Find out when you join our staff to make a bead bracelet or key chain craft about All the Water in the World.

Groundwater Detective: Ongoing throughout the day
Become a detective and search for answers to groundwater riddles throughout the museum! Be sure to pick up your activity copy at the
front desk.

Make Your Own Ocean Craft: 2 p.m. (each day)
Join our staff for a fun craft where you get to make and take home your own ocean in a bottle.

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.

waterlooregionmuseum@regionofwaterloo.ca


Below is a coupon link for Medieval Times, LEGOLAND, Reptilia and The Rom. There are deals for all. Make sure you use them before April 30, 2015.

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 10-April 12)


**FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015**

*ENTERTAIN KIDS EXCLUSIVE: DROP IN CRAFT (Thornhill)
11:30am-4pm
Yogurtys
9001 Dufferin Street (at Autumn Hill)
Thornhill, ON

Come drop in and decorate a chef’s hat, a wooden spoon animal and a pretend cake plate.

COST:$5 plus tax per child.

Spend $10 on yogurt before tax and get a free specialty hot chocolate, coffee, or tea drink.

**No Yogurt Purchase Neccessary to do the craft

(905) 707-0923

*Grand Opening (Vaughan)
5pm-8pm
Fiesta4Kids
10 West Creek Dr. Unit 16
Vaughan, ON

Fiesta4Kids is excited to open the doors to their brand new location in Vaughan.
The public is invited to celebrate the Grand Opening with Ribbon cutting celebration to the new 6,200sq ft. facility that features a beautifully decorated showroom that showcases balloon decor and carnival games.
Food, games, fun and a live magic show (6:30pm – 8:00pm) for kids to enjoy with surprises and giveaways to be raffled off.

RSVP to: info@fiesta4kids.com or 905-738-5437

http://www.fiesta4kids.com

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10:30am-2pm
Bounce And Play Two
5875 Highway 7, Unit 7 (Highway 7 & Highway 27)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.bounceandplaytwo.ca
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play- BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $7-$10 for 2 Children.

Please call to confirm they are not booked for a private party.
(416) 650-5060

http://www.activekidszone.com
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*Spy Games (Toronto)
3:30-4:30pm
Black Creek Library
1700 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join us for some games and test your detective skills.

416-395-5470

*Painterville (Toronto)
4pm-5pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn Library
1748 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON

Drop in to explore and experiment with a wide variety of painting techniques. You are guaranteed to have a blast!

416-393 -7709

*Let’s Get Crafty (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Maria A. Shchuka Library
1745 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON

Come and visit the library during Passover Break and make an arts and Craft project.

416-394-1000

*Incredible World Of Bugs (Oakville)
1pm-9pm
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.

The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

http://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bugs/

*Flashlight Fridays (Ajax)
6:30pm-7:30pm
Ajax Public Library, McLean Branch
95 Magill Drive
Ajax, ON

Bring your family, and your flashlight, to share stories and activities in the dark.
Games in the Dark.

Register online or by phone at: 905-428-8489
http://www.ajaxlibrary.ca

*Game Over? (Minesing)
9am-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca/


**SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: Air Bud

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/familyfavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun!

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Build a Chalkboard Planter Stand (All Over The GTA) (FREE)
10am-12pm
The Home Depot
Various Locations In Ontario

Kids will learn how to build Build a Chalkboard Planter Stand with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

From 10am to Noon, The Home Depot at locations across Toronto is hosting a free DIY workshop for kids to build their very own Chalkboard Planter Stand.

The workshop is for kids ages 4 – 12 and they must be accompanied by an adult.

http://www.homedepot.ca/workshops/build-a-chalkboard-planter-stand

*Build and Grow Clinics (All Over The GTA) (FREE)
10am
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Various Locations In Ontario

Create: El Toro Loco

Recommended: For children from grades two to five.

What Kids Will Take Home: The toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles.

How to Register: In advance in-store either at the Customer Service booth or through a Store Associate. Find your nearest Lowe’s Store.

http://www.lowes.ca/articles/build-and-grow-clinics_a756.html

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*Soap Making Workshop (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

BUY ONE GET ON FREE for Children Admission for a soap making workshop. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Drop off Optional for Kids 6 and Up.
Call in advance to make sure there is room. Two Kids for $30.
905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Genealogy for Children (Newmarket)
10am-12pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

Children will love playing Ancestor Detector in this two-hour program that will teach them to look for clues and sift through information for answers. The genealogical treasure hunt is a search for something more precious than gold or jewels – information that reveals something about your family and your community.
Suitable for ages 10-17. Fees apply.

You must register for this program.
elmanmuseum@rogers.com

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
9am-4pm
Horton Tree Farms
5924 Slaters Rd
Stouffville, ON

Savour the taste of hot pancakes fresh off the griddle smothered with our homemade maple syrup in the old log cabin. Experience maple syrup being made in the pioneer and modern ways is a Canadian tradition to be enjoyed year after year.

The festival is open to families on weekends – No reservation required.
All activities are continuous throughout the day – allow 2-3 hours

WEEKEND ADMISSION PRICES
Adults – $6.50
Seniors and Students – $5.50
Children ages 5 to 12 – $4.50
HST Included
Please bring cash – We aren’t equipped for for debit or credit cards
Dogs on a leash are welcome.

http://www.hortontreefarms.com/maple_syrup.php

*Earth Month Celebration (Markham) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Thornhill Community Centre
7755 Bayview Avenue
Markham, ON

Event Description
FREE activities, giveaways, eWaste drop-off and more!

http://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/AboutMarkham/NewsRoom/NewsReleases/earthmonthcelebrations/

*April Weekends at Scarborough Museum (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road

April is the month for springtime adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger.

Bring your favourite children’s book and stories to share with the McCowan Log House Reading Circle. You may read it aloud to the others or we’ll read it for you. Enjoy hearing the favourite tales of the others, too!
(Don’t worry, you’ll take your treasured book and stories home with you!)

COST: Admission is Pay What You Can

416-338-8807
http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Pop-Up Cards (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Lillian H. Smith Library
239 College Street,
Toronto, ON

Calling all crafters: pop-up cards are popping up at the library. Learn to make your own creative greeting cards in this fun session. All materials will be provided. Intended for ages 6-12.

To register, please visit the branch or call (416) 393-7746.

*Baisakhi Fair (Toronto)
1pm-11pm
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute
3663 Danforth Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Cost Information: Entry Fee: $5

This year, join the 80,000+ strong Bangladeshi community in celebrating Toronto’s 9th annual Poila Boishakh Fair! Set to be the most lavish yet, this year’s celebrations will feature music, art, dance and theatre as well as over 80 vendors displaying Bengali and Bangladeshi handicrafts, fashion, jewellery and cuisine.

647-886-6427

*Incredible World Of Bugs (Oakville)
11am-5pm
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.

The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

http://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bugs/

*In2Sports 1st Anniversary (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
In2Sports Mississauga
5955 Latimer Drive Unit #3
Mississauga, ON

There will be a DJ, Refreshments, giveaways and of course, some great deals on EVERYTHING SOCCER!

http://www.in2sports.ca

*Vaisakhi Festival- YMCA (Brampton)
12pm-4pm
YMCA 20 Union Street Brampton
20 Union Street
Brampton, ON

Open house on Saturday April 11 2015 12 Noon – 4:00 PM at 20 Union Street Brampton YMCA to celebrate the cultural festival of Vaisakhi Mela. As part of this event we are organizing Punjabi Bagra dance, Music and food etc. All are welcome.

joshua.cherian@ymcagta.org

*Poetry Dance Party (Oshawa)
10:30am-11:30am
Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch
65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, ON

It’s time to rhyme and step in time at our crazy dance party! Let’s all cheer, Poetry Month is here!
Ages 3-6.

http://www.oshlib.ca

*Awesome Boxes (Oshawa)
2pm-3pm
Oshawa Public Libraries, Jess Hann Branch
199 Wentworth Street West
Oshawa, ON

Whether you are on your own or with friends, drop in and grab an Awesome Box! You can play games, get creative, or build something. Jenga, magnetic poetry, craft supplies – you never know what you’ll find in an Awesome Box!
Ages 6-14.

http://www.oshlib.ca

*Maple Sugar Festival (Mount Albert)
9:30-4:30pm
Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road
Mount Albert, ON

Admission:
$8.00 / guest
Kids 2 & under Free.

Event Includes
Train or Wagon Ride
Self Guided & Guided Educational Tours
Sap & Syrup Tastings
Camp Fire in Sugar Bush
Maple Sugar Products
Pancake House
Barnyard Playland (Weather Permitting)

Pancake House Serving:
Pancakes with REAL Maple Syrup
Maple Muffins & Butter Tarts
Sausage
Hot Drinks: Coffee/Tea & Hot Chocolate

Children must be accompanied by an adult
No Pets or Outside Food Permitted

•Dates subject to change. Please check website before making the trip!

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

*Game Over? (Minesing)
9am-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca/

*Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival (Barrie)
9am-3pm
Tiffin Centre for Conservation
8195 8th Line
Barrie, ON

A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup. Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants.

http://www.nvca.on.ca


**SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

http://fitness.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym-324.asp

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
9am-4pm
Horton Tree Farms
5924 Slaters Rd
Stouffville, ON

Savour the taste of hot pancakes fresh off the griddle smothered with our homemade maple syrup in the old log cabin. Experience maple syrup being made in the pioneer and modern ways is a Canadian tradition to be enjoyed year after year.

The festival is open to families on weekends – No reservation required.
All activities are continuous throughout the day – allow 2-3 hours

WEEKEND ADMISSION PRICES
Adults – $6.50
Seniors and Students – $5.50
Children ages 5 to 12 – $4.50
HST Included
Please bring cash – We aren’t equipped for for debit or credit cards
Dogs on a leash are welcome.

http://www.hortontreefarms.com/maple_syrup.php

*April Weekends at Scarborough Museum (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road

April is the month for springtime adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger hunt.

Bring your favourite children’s book and stories to share with the McCowan Log House Reading Circle. You may read it aloud to the others or we’ll read it for you. Enjoy hearing the favourite tales of the others, too!
(Don’t worry, you’ll take your treasured book and stories home with you!)

COST: Admission is Pay What You Can.

416-338-8807
http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Baisakhi Fair (Toronto)
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute
3663 Danforth Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Cost Information: Entry Fee: $5

This year, join the 80,000+ strong Bangladeshi community in celebrating Toronto’s 9th annual Poila Boishakh Fair! Set to be the most lavish yet, this year’s celebrations will feature music, art, dance and theatre as well as over 80 vendors displaying Bengali and Bangladeshi handicrafts, fashion, jewellery and cuisine.

647-886-6427

*Incredible World Of Bugs (Oakville)
11am-5pm
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.

The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

http://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bugs/

*Mom 2 Mom Sale (Pickering)
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road

Free Swag Bags to the first 200 people.
Over 60 tables to shop from.
Visits by princesses and Chuckie Cheese.

http://www.picksandgiggles.com

*KW MOM SHOW (Kitchener) (Free Admission)
10am-4pm
Kitchener Schwaben Club
1668 King Street E
Kitchener, ON

Come out and support mompreneurs. FREE Admission, DOOR prizes, FREE Balloons and facepainting (for a minimal fee) Courtesy of Discount Balloons and Teens with Talent and so much more. Free goodie bags for the first 50 attendees and a FREE Spring photo courtesy of Paula Whitten Photography.

http://www.facebook.com/momshow

*Maple Sugar Festival (Mount Albert)
9:30-4:30pm
Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road
Mount Albert, ON

Admission:
$8.00 / guest
Kids 2 & under Free.

Event Includes
Train or Wagon Ride
Self Guided & Guided Educational Tours
Sap & Syrup Tastings
Camp Fire in Sugar Bush
Maple Sugar Products
Pancake House
Barnyard Playland (Weather Permitting)

Pancake House Serving:
Pancakes with REAL Maple Syrup
Maple Muffins & Butter Tarts
Sausage
Hot Drinks: Coffee/Tea & Hot Chocolate

Children must be accompanied by an adult
No Pets or Outside Food Permitted

•Dates subject to change. Please check website before making the trip!

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

*Grilled Cheese Building Competition (Keswick)
5pm-7pm
Boston Pizza
253 The Queensway S
Keswick, ON

Do you make the best grilled cheese? What do you put in yours?
Come out and see if you become the Gilled Cheese Champion
FOR MORE INFO & to Sign call: 905-967-2429

*Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival (Barrie)
9am-3pm
Tiffin Centre for Conservation
8195 8th Line
Barrie, ON

A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup. Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants.

http://www.nvca.on.ca

*Game Over? (Minesing)
1pm-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca/

*Warm Up to Your Museum (Peterborough)
1pm-4pm
Peterborough Museum and Archives
300 Hunter St. East
Peterborough, ON

Drop in to the Museum on Sunday afternoons (1-4 p.m.) and enjoy plenty of fun and crafts at these popular free family days.

http://www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca/Contact_Us.htm


Below is a coupon link for Medieval Times, LEGOLAND, Reptilia and The Rom. There are deals for all. Make sure you use them before April 30, 2015.

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

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