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

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