Month: May 2015

BALLOON DECORE CONTEST

Bubble Twist Designs has been kind enough to provide an amazing give-away for my readers.

One lucky child will receive a FREE Decorated Balloon Column for their child’s birthday!

Here is the contest information below:

1) LIKE THE BUBBLE TWIST DESIGNS PAGE ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/BubbleTwistDesigns

2) Join The Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) SHARE MY OFFICIAL POST on The Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group
The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

4) WRITE “BUBBLE TWIST DESIGNS” In the OFFICIAL POST THREAD
Once you have done this, please write “BUBBLE TWIST DESIGNS” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my group wall.

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive a FREE Balloon Column.
Prize Details: You can choose from Mickey, Minnie, or Frozen themed. You can only choose one! This is a $65 value.
Pick up is available in Maple. If you would like to have it delivered, there will be a delivery cost.

*This prize is valid until May 31, 2016

Contest Details: The contest closes on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 10pm. The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 8, 2015. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook.

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


INTERESTED IN BOOKING A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH JUDY FROM BUBBLE TWIST DESIGNS?
Judy does balloon twisting for children’s birthday parties which makes their day very special. She also does different types of balloon decore.

For more information, you can call Judy at: (416) 562-9028 or visit her Facebook Page at:  https://www.facebook.com/BubbleTwistDesigns?fref=ts

 

Bubble Twist Designs CONTEST ENTKIDSONADIME

MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 29-May 31, 2015)

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Hopefully I am not too old that no one understood me posting a picture of Justin Timberlake from Nsync. LOL!
I am now recovering from my Spring Fling event last weekend. The event was really fun and I got to meet some amazing Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and Kiddies! I loved meeting people who read this blog and are members of my Facebook group. It was very special for me! My 5 year old daughter told her teachers all about the event and how she helped me put together all of the swag bags. I think she was more excited about it than me!

I will definitely do another one! I just need to get my head back together again.

Now on to this weekend, for some reason there are a lot of FREE events happening. I am definitely not complaining. It just seems like there are more than usual.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the weekend!


**FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 50% off Admission (Vaughan)
Hop Hop Jump
400 Spinnaker Way
Vaughan, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$3.45-$4.95 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.hophopjump.com

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

*Indoor Play-50% Off Admission (Vaughan)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$4 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*Outdoor Movie (Newmarket) (FREE)
8:45pm
Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Watch Paddington (2014) with your family! Paddington is a story about a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. The movie will be played on a huge inflatable screen at dusk (approx. 8:45 p.m.). Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars. Admission is free. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be played inside Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall.

http://www.newmarket.ca/en/events.asp?_mid_=483

*Indoor Play Zone- 50% Off Admission (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $3.50-$5 per child.

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/coupon

*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/

*Rexdale Foodie Festival (Toronto)
4pm-7pm
The Albion Library
1515 Albion Road
Etobicoke, ON

Join us for over 4000 samples of food from Rexdale’s local restaurants including Hamdi Restaurant, Roti Roti, Lola’s Kusina and Jennifer’s Catering!
The Foodie Garden area will provide workshops on pallet and container gardening as well as seed saving and composting.
The Little Foodies Children’s Area will offer Chef Dress Up, Face Painting, a Sports Activity Bouncer and A Foodie Movie.
There will also be cooking demos from various community chefs and performances from local hula and zumba dancers and so much more!

http://www.blogto.com/events/rexdale-foodie-festival/

*Agricultural Fair (Schomberg)
4pm-10pm
Schomberg Agricultural Fair
319 Main Street
Schomberg, ON

Come check out our agricultural and horticultural events and the Amusement Rides. The Schomberg Fairgrounds are located right in the heart of downtown Schomberg. Click here for a list of all the activities during the fair.

http://www.schombergfair.com/events

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Barrie)
9:30am-9pm
Georgian Mall
509 Bayfield St.
Barrie, 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


**SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015**

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

Movie: Free Birds

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!

Create: DIY PAPER FANS

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*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 -50% OFF Admission (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

50% off Child 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.
$15 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

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

*GPS/Geocaching Weekend (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON

Join the worldwide scavenger hunt!

Find hidden geocaches at Kortright. Enjoy workshops, guided hikes and more!

Regular Admission Applies
Adult – $6.50
Senior – $5.50
Kids 15 & under FREE

http://www.kortright.org

*5th Annual Bayview Community Block Party (Aurora) (FREE)
4pm-8pm
Ada Johnson Park
Conover Ave. & Hartwell Way
Auora, ON

Come, join in on the fun, get to know your neighbours.
BBQ, Bouncy Castles, Live Music, and so much more..
The Event is free.

*Expo (Markham) (FREE)
12pm-12am
Markham Civic Center
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON

With an approximate attendance of about 6,000 people annually, Markham Expo incorporates a variety of food vendors, offstage and onstage entertainment, and booths for different non-profit organizations. There is going to be different types of inflatables, the Step To It dance competition, Battle of the Bands, and a food eating contest! There is no admission fee and is fun for all ages! So bring all of your friends and family down to the Markham Expo on May 30!

http://www.markhamyouth.com/markham-expo/

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

Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.

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

*Amici’s Canoe Heads for Kids (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-3:30pm
Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre
283 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON

The ninth annual Amici’s Canoe Heads for Kids will see over 130 former campers strap canoes to their backs and complete a 15-kilometre portage and paddle through Toronto’s beautiful waterfront to raise funds for Amici Camping Charity, which sends at-risk children to summer camps across Ontario.
This year’s event aims to surpass last year’s result of $140,000 to give over 140 at-risk children the camp experience of a lifetime.

All are welcome to watch and cheer on the teams! Admission is free.

http://canoeheadsforkids.wordpress.com/

*MAP- MUSEUM ART PASS VISITS YOUR LIBRARY (All Over Toronto)
All Over Toronto

Libraries Participating are:
St. Lawrence Library
Todmorden Mills Library
Malvern Library
Mount Dennis Library
Pape/Danforth Library
Centennial Library
Pleasant View Library
Weston Library

Click Below For The Schedule
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Erp=20&N=37867&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0&Ntt=map+saturday&view=grid

*Slobberfest (Toronto)
9am-3pm
Leuty Pavillion
Foot of Lee Ave.
Toronto, ON

Slobberfest celebrates everything canine. Dog contests and events, vendors and a BBQ.

http://www.centre55.com/events_slobberfest.htm

*Painting The Town (Oakville)
10:30am-12:30pm
Oakville Town Square
94 George Street
Oakville, ON

Fun fair for the whole family, live animals, face painting, balloon making, puppet show and The Chartwell House Early Learning Centre’s children’s recycled art gallery! And the BEST part…..a chance to meet the little artists!!!!
Live animals 10:30-11:30 and puppet show 11:45- 12:30

http://www.thechartwellhouse.com

*Halal Food Fest (Mississauga)
11am-7pm
International Centre (Entrance 5)
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON

At Halal Food Fest Toronto, we have a special area just for children – this year it’s sponsored by Mina Halal.

Fun for children of all ages! Enjoy:
Bouncy castles
Obstacle course
Repillia animal encounters
Science shows
Character meet and greets!
This is NOT a drop off centre, parents must supervise children at all times.
Cost to enter for each child is $5. Supervising adults are free of charge. Kid’s Zone admission is good for the entire day – both days of Halal Food Fest TO!

Entry can be purchased at the registration kiosk or at the Kid’s Zone entrance located outdoors.

Kids Zone Hours: 11am – 7pm on both festival days!
Saturday and Sunday Schedule:

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Mad Science Show

2:00pm – 7:00pm
Reptillia

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Super Hero and Princess Meet and Greet!

http://halalfoodfestto.com/kids-zone/

*EcoFest (Kitchener) (FREE)
9:30am-4:30pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON

A FREE and fun filled day to celebrate our environment and showcase ways to reduce our footprint one step at a time.

Event highlights include:
– FREE GRT shuttle from Fairview Park Mall to the Waterloo Region Museum
– Environmental exhibits that educate and motivate
– Horse drawn wagon rides through Doon Heritage Village

Region of Waterloo – EcoFest Exhibitors
EcoFest is a fun and interactive fair designed to educate the public and motivate them to reduce their environmental impact. To make this happen, we are looking for entertaining, interactive and educational exhibits to inspire families to reduce their environmental footprint.

As an EcoFest exhibitor, you can:
– Promote your sustainable products or services to the Regional community;
– Reach out and increase your audience/client base;
– Network with other sustainable organizations in the area; and directly contribute to building a more sustainable culture!
To apply, please complete the application below:
The 2015 Exhibitor Application

*6th Annual Touch a Truck (Hamilton/Ancaster)
10am-3pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road
Ancaster, ON

Touch a Truck provides a rare opportunity for kids, young and old, to climb on board and safely explore many exciting vehicles usually seen only from a distance.
Vehicles on display will include a milk truck, tractors, a snowplow, Ontario Hydro equipment, a logging truck, a flat bed truck, an antique fire truck, fire equipment, police vehicles, and even a rarely glimpsed bomb disposal truck. Touch a Truck is organized by participating local school councils and supported by the Ancaster Agricultural Society.
Proceeds from the event go directly to the schools involved.
A colouring contest and live entertainment ensure there is something for everyone!
Touch a Truck draws attendees from all over South Western Ontario.
Organizers hope to beat the successes of the last three years, as word of the event spreads throughout the region again.
A true community effort that involves Ancaster and Hamilton fire departments and police stations, businesses that make generous donations and volunteers who give their time.

http://ancastertouchatruck.com

*Canadian Tire Jumpstart Day (Burlington)
11am-3pm
Candice Tire
777 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON

Canadian Tire invites Burlington community members to come out and participate in fun activities including a BBQ, face painting, balloon animals and games for kids, for a small donation to Jumpstart. One hundred per cent of customer donations raised help children in the local community get in the game.

This year is Jumpstart’s 10th anniversary of giving kids across Canada a sporting chance. Since 2005, Jumpstart has given over 3,486 children in Burlington – and almost a million across the country – the opportunity to play.

Follow Jumpstart Day activities from communities across Canada and participate in the conversation using #JumpstartDay, or tweeting to @ctjumpstart.

416-520-3184

*Ward 6 Car Street Festival (Burlington) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Ward 6 Car Free Street Festival
4150 Palladium Way
Burlington, ON

Join Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster for the annual Ward 6 Car Free Street Festival. This free event welcomes the community to come together in a day of live music, games, prizes, giveaways, refreshments and more on Palladium Way. During a Car Free event the roads are closed and off-limits to any cars so that the residents can take over the street on foot, blades or wheels. The community is given to the opportunity to come together as residents and local groups and business to promote healthy lifestyles and relationships.

http://www.w6carfreefestival.ca

*Petapolooza (Pickering)
10am-5pm
Grand Valley Park Third Concession West of Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

“There will be something for all animal lovers and pet owners including opportunities to learn from industry professionals,” said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Animal Services “Most importantly, it will be a great event where your pet can get some exercise, have some fun, and show off its skills.”

In addition to a large array of exhibitors, the tradeshow will have an Ask the Vet Booth, food truck, and an amateur dog obedience show.
Although the tradeshow is free, voluntary donations of $2 can be made to help raise funds for a permanent Animal Shelter in Pickering.

pickering.ca/petapolooza

*Agricultural Fair (Schomberg)
9am-9pm
Schomberg Agricultural Fair
319 Main Street
Schomberg, ON

Come check out our agricultural and horticultural events and the Amusement Rides. The Schomberg Fairgrounds are located right in the heart of downtown Schomberg. Click here for a list of all the activities during the fair.

http://www.schombergfair.com/events

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Barrie)
9:30am-9pm
Georgian Mall
509 Bayfield St.
Barrie, 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


**SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*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

*Bowl For Autism (Vaughan)
11am-2pm
Lucky Strike Lanes
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.
Vaughan ON

Your contribution will help fund necessary services, supports, and programs
for Kids and Youth with Autism.

You can participate by creating your own team, or you can attend and enjoy the event.

This year we will have a photo booth, face painting, open lanes for family bowling, and THE BOWL-A-THON.

Sign up to participate or RSVP to attend thorugh this link
https://www.facebook.com/events/799172536840321/

*GPS/Geocaching Weekend (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON

Join the worldwide scavenger hunt!

Find hidden geocaches at Kortright. Enjoy workshops, guided hikes and more!

Regular Admission Applies
Adult – $6.50
Senior – $5.50
Kids 15 & under FREE

http://www.kortright.org

*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.

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

*Halal Food Fest (Mississauga)
11am-7pm
International Centre (Entrance 5)
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON

At Halal Food Fest Toronto, we have a special area just for children – this year it’s sponsored by Mina Halal.

Fun for children of all ages! Enjoy:
Bouncy castles
Obstacle course
Repillia animal encounters
Science shows
Character meet and greets!
This is NOT a drop off centre, parents must supervise children at all times.
Cost to enter for each child is $5. Supervising adults are free of charge. Kid’s Zone admission is good for the entire day – both days of Halal Food Fest TO!

Entry can be purchased at the registration kiosk or at the Kid’s Zone entrance located outdoors.

Kids Zone Hours: 11am – 7pm on both festival days!
Saturday and Sunday Schedule:

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Mad Science Show

2:00pm – 7:00pm
Reptillia

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Super Hero and Princess Meet and Greet!

http://halalfoodfestto.com/kids-zone/

*Kid’s Superhero Party (Ajax)
12pm-3pm
Boston Pizza Ajax
8 Salem Rd. S.
Ajax, ON

Watch Superheroes guard the universe on our 150″ TV!!
Dress up as a Superhero & receive a FREE Kids Meal (with purchase of an adult meal). Take home your very own Superhero!! (while quantities last).

905-686-1908

*Rose of Durham Community Picnic (Oshawa) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Memorial Park
Corner of John Street and Centre Street
Oshawa, ON

Free family-friendly event open to everyone. Activities include live music by The Leggo Trio, face painting by Sunflower the Clown, exotic animals by Hands on Exotics, jumping castle, carnival games, activity stations, glitter tattoos/hair chalk by Glitz n’ Glam Mobile Parties, craft station, Oshawa Garden Club potting activity, City of Oshawa fire truck (1 p.m.), character surprises, community partner displays, Trash to Treasure table and more! BBQ lunch, sno cones and cotton candy available for purchase for minimal fee. Thank you to all of our sponsors and community partners!

http://www.facebook.com/events/811411242261465/

*Mackenzie Park Open (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
Mackenzie Park Open
1234 Mackenzie Drive
Oshawa, ON

This is an annual event for all the children, their families and the surrounding community.
Things to include: batting cage, BBQ, pony rides, raffles, tug-of-war, bake sale, jumping castle, Minute to Win It, Karaoke and much more. Come on out and join us!

http://www.mackenzie-park.com

*Woodview Annual Park Opening Fun Fair (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
Woodview Park Neighbourhood Association
151 Cadillac Ave. N.
Oshawa, ON

Annual Park Opening – Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, Balloons, games, BBQ, music – a fun time for the family.

*Agricultural Fair (Schomberg)
8am-4pm
Schomberg Agricultural Fair
319 Main Street
Schomberg, ON

Come check out our agricultural and horticultural events and the Amusement Rides. The Schomberg Fairgrounds are located right in the heart of downtown Schomberg. Click here for a list of all the activities during the fair.

Websitehttp://www.schombergfair.com/events

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Barrie)
9:30am-6pm
Georgian Mall
509 Bayfield St.
Barrie, 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


TO RECEIVE COUPONS TO REPTILIA, THE ROM, AND LEGOLAND:
Go to: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons/

SPRING FLING PARTY IS TOMORROW!!!

MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

I HAVE UPDATED ALL OF THE EVENT INFORMATION ON THE LINK BELOW!

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2015/04/29/spring-fling-party-early-bird-tickets/

I hope I can see you there! If not, have an awesome weekend!


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MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 22 -May 24, 2015)

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I am very excited for my second largest event this Sunday. The Spring Fling party is here! My house looks like a tornado! It is full of swag bags and raffle gifts! My 5 year old daughter helped me pack every bag. She really wanted to be involved. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


**FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 50% off Admission (Vaughan)
Hop Hop Jump
400 Spinnaker Way
Vaughan, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$3.45-$4.95 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.hophopjump.com

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

*Indoor Play-50% Off Admission (Vaughan)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$4 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*Indoor Play Zone- 50% Off Admission (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $3.50-$5 per child.

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/coupon

*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/

*Rotary Rib N Roll (Brampton)
5pm-11pm
Gage Park
45 Main Street N
Brampton, ON

Come and join us at Gage Park
Featuring Ribs by Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, Jake’s Boathouse, Big Z’s Smokehouse, Turtle Jack’s and RD’s Southern BBQ.

*Pre-teen Dance (Pickering)
7pm-10pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

Dances for students in Grades 5-8 are held monthly throughout the school year at the Pickering Recreation Complex.
Purchase tickets online $8.75 each

https://www.pickering.ca/en/living/preteendances.asp

*Stargazing at Lakeview Park (Oshawa)
5pm-10pm
Lakeview Park
Oshawa, ON

Telescopes will be set up along path to view crescent moon, Venus, Jupiter and its moons as well as star clusters. Bring a telescope if u have one.

http://www.drastronomy.com/news.php

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
5pm-10pm
Centennial Park – Centennial Beach
Barrie, ON

Free Live Outdoor Music & Entertainment For All Ages!
Kicking off the summer festival season with music, a midway of rides, face painting, carnival games, street vendors, great food and contests. New this year is the Food Truck Showcase offering a range of culinary delights. Licensed beer/wine garden.

Free outdoor stage offering a variety of music including hip-pop, classic rock, blues, swing and tribute.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


**SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015**

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

Movie: The Boxtrolls

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!

Create: RED & WHITE CRAFT STICK FLAGS

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*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 -50% OFF Admission (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

50% off Child 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.
$15 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

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

*Dog Photo Fundraiser (Markham)
11am-4pm
E.T. Crowle Public School (On the field)
15 Larkin Avenue
Markham, ON

Families! Come out with your furry friends and get an 8×10 PET PORTRAIN on the SPOT for a donation of $15.
Pet Value will be donating dog treats.

All proceeds goes to help Kaleb go to camp Northland Bnai Brith for 3 weeks in july to August ♥

https://www.facebook.com/events/1235443266549838/

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gardiner Museum visits Brentwood (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Brentwood Library
36 Brentwood Road North
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!

416-394-5240

*MAP Family Saturdays-Royal Ontario Museum visits Evelyn Gregory (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Evelyn Gregory Library
120 Trowell Avenue
Toronto, ON

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

416-394-1006

*MAP Family Saturdays – Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Black Creek (North York)
2pm-3pm
Black Creek Library
1700 Wilson Avenue
North York, ON

How does the wool on a sheep’s back turn into a woollen shawl or sweater? Families will help to tease, card, and finger spin wool. We’ll talk about natural dyes, spinning, and weaving. Everyone will take home their own woollen bracelet and a sample of the sheep’s wool they have carded, and come away understanding how the pioneers took sheep’s wool and created cloth.
For families with children 6 and up.

416-395-5470

*MAP Family Saturdays – Museum of Inuit Art visits Fairview (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Fairview Library
35 Fairview Mall Drive
Toronto, ON

The Museum of Inuit Art comes to the library! Get up close to museum artifacts from their hands-on collection, play traditional Inuit games and make your own piece of art to take home.
Drop-in, no registration required. For more information, please call 416-395-5750.

*The Beach Village Spring Fling (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Ivan Forrest Gardens
131 Glen Manor Drive at Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

Join us for The Beach Village Spring Fling Weekend with sidewalk sales along Queen St. E and entertainment and activities featuring Comedy Entertainer – John Park, Break Dancers, Hula Hoop demos, Paint Splatter crafts, face painting, music and more at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen & Glen Manor). Free admission and free activities.

http://www.thebeachvillage.com

*Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Toronto’s Waterfront
207 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, ON

Fun for the entire family.
NEW this year, enjoy rides with Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating and kids can hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship. Have your picture taken with pirates as they invade the Waterfront. See the William Lyon Mackenzie Fire Boat in action and tour the Toronto Fire and Marine Station 334 and the Toronto Police Marine Unit.

www.waterfrontbia.com

*DOORS OPEN (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
All Over Toronto

The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2015 offering free and rare access to more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

This year’s theme, Sports, Recreation and Leisure, will offer attendees a sneak peek inside private and public recreational facilities used by its residents for sporting, recreation and leisure time ranging from indoor rock climbing facilities to dance studios and locations that are soon to become cultural or sporting tourism attractions.

LIST OF PLACES OPEN:
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=0d0bfa2cd4a64410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*Doors Open (Toronto) (FREE)
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON

Come and enjoy a look behind some of the oldest doors in Toronto! With over forty buildings dating between 1816 and 1867 Black Creek brings together a variety of architectural styles and a unique mix of commercial and domestic buildings from across southern Ontario.

http://www.blackcreek.ca

*Sportplay 4th Annual Right To Play Day (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-2pm
Polson Pier
Toronto, ON

Come and try out a FREE Half Day of our Cool-sport (Ages 5-12) and Multi-sport (Ages 3-7) Summer Camp! Kids can try a variety of camp activities including Mini-Putt, Rock Climbing, Beach Volleyball, Soccer and more for a “donate what you can” contribution to Right To Play. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the fun.

ALL proceeds go to Right To Play.
COST: Free – Donations accepted for Right to Play.

http://www.sportplay.ca

*National Public Works Week Family Fun Day (Mississauga) (FREE)
1pm-5pm
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

Join us as we celebrate Family Fun Day at Celebration Square! With activities for all ages, visitors can see educational displays, demonstrations of heavy equipment, road design, and the Spill Response Unit. Don’t miss an unforgettable demonstration by the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Extrication Team!

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/celebrationsquare/celebrationsquarewhatshappening

*Festival of the Family (Brampton)
9:30am-6pm
Shoppers World Brampton
499 Main Street South
Brampton, ON

The Festival of the Family is a kid-friendly event that showcases family-oriented businesses, summer camps, music schools, learning centres and neighbourhood services for the entire family. Families will find practical information and resources at this event while kids of all ages can enjoy the main stage entertainment and interactive activities throughout the day. Enjoy a magic show, storytime with a Frozen princess, crafts and many more!

http://www.familyedcentre.org

*Rotary Rib N Roll (Brampton)
12pm-11pm
Gage Park
45 Main Street N
Brampton, ON

Come and join us at Gage Park
Featuring Ribs by Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, Jake’s Boathouse, Big Z’s Smokehouse, Turtle Jack’s and RD’s Southern BBQ

*Touch-a-Truck (Burlington)
11am-2pm
Burlington Roads and Parks Maintenance Facility
3330 Harvester Rd
Burlington, ON

At the Touch-a-Truck event, families are invited to:
– Get close to city vehicles, including a fire truck, street sweeper, and
snowplow
– Sit in a backhoe simulator to experience what it’s like to be a driver
– Enjoy a free barbeque (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

905-335-7600

*Durham West Blues Fest (Pickering) (FREE)
11am-6pm
Esplanade Park
One The Esplanade South
Pickering, ON

Live Blues – Musical Instrument Inspired Art Auction – 2 stages – Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop – Family Event – Gourmet Food Trucks – BEER TENT.

The 2nd Annual Durham West Blues Fest will feature live music performances on 2 outdoor stages from award winning and emerging blues artists. The 2015 line-up includes Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, VOODOO Pawn Shop, Carlos del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill, Road Dogs, Wicked Grin, Voodoo Walters and Erin McCallum.
The festival also includes a blues guitar workshop from 1-3PM taking place in the acoustical setting of Council Chambers, hosted by Rick Fines.
In addition to world-class blues, the Durham West Blues Fest will once again include the unique musical instrument inspired art project, where artisans bring music to life through their creative expression.
The 2015 volunteer driven and locally organized Durham West Blues Fest is modeled after other successful community blues festivals. Our objectives are to present an annual event to promote, educate and celebrate the art of the blues music genre and visual arts within a fully accessible community festival, while heightening awareness to the realization for a Visual and Performing Arts Centre in Durham Region.

Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities can be found by visiting the website. Consider supporting the Durham West Blues Fest Kickstarter Campaign.

http://www.durhamwestbluesfest.com/

*Feathered Friends Festival (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
General Motors of Canada LTD, Headquarters
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, ON

This event is a festival celebrating the return of migratory birds. The
theme of the event is birds and all aspects related to birds (feeding,
viewing, landscaping, etc.). There will be no cost to attend this event.
We hope to have our visitors connect with birds in a fun and
meaningful way by providing hands on experiences through live bird
presentations, crafts, hikes and other activities.
Dogs are not permitted.

http://www.secondmarsh.ca

*Gillie Beans FUN Day (Whitby)
11am-3pm
John Dryden Public School
40 Rolling Acres
Whitby, ON

The Gillie Beans FUN Day is a fun-filled event for the whole family! As this is our fifth year, expect bigger and better than ever! The FUN Day features, carnival games, face painting, entertainment, silent auction, promotional draw, live hair donations and much much more! All of the money raised goes toward Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, research at Sick Kids. Come and have a great day with us and help a great cause at the same time!

http://www.gilliebeansfund.com

*May Court Festival (Whitby)
11am
Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street
Whitby, ON

Celebrating our school’s 140th anniversary. With food from around the globe, vendors, vintage pizza pie, photo booth, castle tours, entertainment, strawberry social, zoo to you, wagon rides, old fashioned games, dunk tank. Free admission with nominal fee for some activities & food.

http://www.trafalgarcastle.ca

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie) (FREE)
12pm-10pm
Centennial Park – Centennial Beach
Barrie, ON

Free Live Outdoor Music & Entertainment For All Ages
Kicking off the summer festival season with music, a midway of rides, face painting, carnival games, street vendors, great food and contests. New this year is the Food Truck Showcase offering a range of culinary delights. Licensed beer/wine garden.

Free outdoor stage offering a variety of music including hip-pop, classic rock, blues, swing and tribute bands.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


**SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*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

*Family Fun Science Workshop: Engineering (Markham)
3pm-4:30pm
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road

There’s no better way to learn about engineering than making play dough, building marshmallow towers, and launching rockets! Pre-registration required.
Ages: 4 and up.

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

http://www.markhammuseum.ca

**ENTERTAIN KIDS EXCLUSIVE**
*ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A TIME PRESENTS: SPRING FLING KIDS PARTY (Scarborough)
Sponsored By: Varage Sale
9am-1pm
Planet Fun Indoor Playground
24 Lebovic Avenue
Scarborough, ON

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.

*DEEJAY DANCE PARTY (9:45am & 12pm)
*BALLOON TWISTING (9am-11am)
*HANDS ON CRAFTS (9am-1pm)
*REPTILIA MEET & GREET (9am-1pm)
*HAIR COLOURING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, NAIL PAINTING, AND MORE (9am-1pm)
*INDOOR SAND ACTIVITY TABLES (9am-1pm)
*FACE PAINTING (9am-11am)
*MICKEY & MINNIE VISIT (9am-11am)
*FROZEN MUSICAL SHOW (11am)
There will be a MUSICAL DANCE SHOW featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Hans and Kristoff!

*SWAG BAGS will be given out to the first 100 families!

*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.
The money raised will help her family with their costs of travelling to the MAYO CLINIC in the States to receive new treatment.

Buy your tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spring-fling-kids-party-tickets-16361772502

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2015/04/29/spring-fling-party-early-bird-tickets/

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*Doors Open (Toronto) (FREE)
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON

Come and enjoy a look behind some of the oldest doors in Toronto! With over forty buildings dating between 1816 and 1867 Black Creek brings together a variety of architectural styles and a unique mix of commercial and domestic buildings from across southern Ontario.

http://www.blackcreek.ca

*The Beach Village Spring Fling (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Ivan Forrest Gardens
131 Glen Manor Drive at Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

Join us for The Beach Village Spring Fling Weekend with sidewalk sales along Queen St. E and entertainment and activities featuring Comedy Entertainer – John Park, Break Dancers, Hula Hoop demos, Paint Splatter crafts, face painting, music and more at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen & Glen Manor). Free admission and free activities.

http://www.thebeachvillage.com

*Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Toronto’s Waterfront
207 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, ON

Fun for the entire family.
NEW this year, enjoy rides with Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating and kids can hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship. Have your picture taken with pirates as they invade the Waterfront. See the William Lyon Mackenzie Fire Boat in action and tour the Toronto Fire and Marine Station 334 and the Toronto Police Marine Unit.

www.waterfrontbia.com

*Rotary Rib N Roll (Brampton)
5pm-11pm
Gage Park
45 Main Street N
Brampton, ON

Come and join us at Gage Park
Featuring Ribs by Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, Jake’s Boathouse, Big Z’s Smokehouse, Turtle Jack’s and RD’s Southern BBQ.

*Wiggle Waggle Walkathon (Kitchener)
10am-2pm
Victoria Park
Corner of Joseph St and Gaukel St –
Walk begins at the Clock Tower
Kitchener, ON

Get Excited! Get Involved!
Register for the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society Wiggle Waggle Walkathon! New This Year – Registered Walkers will receive a VIP ticket to the ReMax Hot Air Balloon.
This year’s Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is packed with all kinds of fun –
•a beautiful fundraising walk through Victoria Park
•a performance by Four Paws Flying Entertainment
•extra family fun with the KWHS Canine Family Olympics!
Check out the Kids Fun Zone including a bouncy castle, popcorn and cotton candy!
• Take a chance on the raffle
•Grab a bite to eat
•Explore our special vendor tables
•Get your pet micro chipped ($30)
We can’t wait for you to join us!
Be sure to invite your friends and family to help you reach your fundraising goal! $300 provides a full month of care for an adoptable pet.

http://www.kwhumane.com/events

*11th Annual Barrie Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
12pm-6pm
Centennial Park – Centennial Beach
Barrie, ON

Free Live Outdoor Music & Entertainment For All Ages!
WHAT: Kicking off the summer festival season with music, a midway of rides, face painting, carnival games, street vendors, great food and contests. New this year is the Food Truck Showcase offering a range of culinary delights. Licensed beer/wine garden.

Free outdoor stage offering a variety of music including hip-pop, classic rock, blues, swing and tribute

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca

VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND (May 15-May 18, 2015)

The MAY LONG WEEKEND has arrived. Whether you are going away out of town or staying home, be sure to enjoy the weather! Have a great weekend with your children!


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**FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 50% off Admission (Vaughan)
Hop Hop Jump
400 Spinnaker Way
Vaughan, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$3.45-$4.95 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.hophopjump.com

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

*Indoor Play-50% Off Admission (Vaughan)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$4 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*Indoor Play Zone- 50% Off Admission (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $3.50-$5 per child.

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/


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**SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015**

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

Movie: THE NUT JOB

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!
Activity: KNOTTED FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*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 -50% OFF Admission (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

50% off Child 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.
$15 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

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

*International Museum Day (Markham) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road

Come prepared to get messy helping to plant Canada¹s native plant life in a beautiful garden or explore how the Museum is contributing to a sustainable society with a Geocaching tour throughout our 25 acres.

FREE drop-in event from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Last admittance at 3:30 pm).

http://www.markhammuseum.ca

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gibson House Museum visits North York Central Library (North York)
2pm-3pm
North York Central Library
5120 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.

416-395-5535

*MAP Family Saturdays – Scarborough Museum visits Kennedy/Eglinton (Scarborough)
2pm-3pm
Kennedy/Eglinton Library
2380 Eglinton Avenue East
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! Tickets will be given out at 1:30pm.

416-396-8924

*MAP Family Saturdays – Bata Shoe Museum visits St. James Town (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
St. James Town Library
495 Sherbourne Street
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!

416-393-7744

*MAP Family Saturdays – Todmorden Mills Heritage Site visits Main Street (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Main Street Library
137 Main Street
Toronto, ON

Toys of the Past!

Explore the amusements of the past with Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. Try out historic toys and make your own 19th-century plaything to take home!

416-393-7700

*MAP Family Saturdays – Bata Shoe Museum visits Annette Street (Toronto)
10am-11am
Annette Street Library
145 Annette Street
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!

416-393-7692

*MAP Family Saturdays – Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Goldhawk Park (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
Goldhawk Park
295 Alton Towers Circle
Toronto, ON

How does the wool on a sheep’s back turn into a woollen shawl or sweater? Families will help to tease, card, and finger spin wool. We’ll talk about natural dyes, spinning, and weaving. Everyone will take home their own woollen bracelet and a sample of the sheep’s wool they have carded, and come away understanding how the pioneers took sheep’s wool and created cloth.
For families with children 6 and up. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out at 10am.

416-396-8964

*Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Please stop by Centreville Amusement Park with your favourite stuffed animal for a healthy heart check-up! There will be lots of other fun activities for kids to enjoy.

Live performances by James Funnyhat 30 minute shows each day, 12:00, 1:00, 2:15, & 3:15, face painting and more!

COST: Event is Free – Rides at an extra cost

http://www.centreisland.ca

*HarbourKIDS International Circus Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

This three-day festival promises the fascinating spectacle of the circus for those curious enough to venture through.

Festival Highlights:
Zero Gravity – The main stage showcase, featuring an amazing assortment of daring and mesmerizing circus professionals. Aerial acrobatics, hilarious comical antics and high powered acrobatic dance.

Sideshow Alley – Find the inner sideshow character that is yearning to be free. Five contemporary artists will work with you to bring that character to life.

Wow Hoop Vau Vanne Baby Circus – All the way from Finland, this performance group offers a circus specifically made for children 18 months and under.

Corpus Dance Projects – Camping Royale – Two queens from a different time go on an absurd camping trip, far away from court. Without servants, they will have to use their creativity to survive in the wild. Their castle is reduced to basic tents, royal dances have to be executed on grass, one needs to fish for lunch and cope with the unpredictable whims of mother nature… A charming and interactive adventure for all ages.

http://www.tocircusfestival.com

*World Fiddle Day at Fort York (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-6pm
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON

Fiddles at the Fort! Fort York welcomes World Fiddle Day for a day-long celebration of bows on strings. Join us as players of bowed string instruments from several traditions teach and perform leading up to our community “Around-the-World Jam” where violin, viola, cello and bass players of all levels play their way through 40 tunes from 25 countries.

http://www.toronto.ca/

*Rotary Wing Festival (Pickering)
11am-11pm
Pickering Recreation Complex, Arenas
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

This charitable indoor family event is not to be missed! This year’s venue will be larger – much larger due to the overwhelming interest and demand last year. We also will feature greater variety of Wing Vendors and Craft Breweries. Think about all the variety of wings and other tasty treats all under one roof? There will be live entertainment, contests and free giveaways all during the event! See you, your friends and family there!

$5.00 entrance fee
children under 12 yrs free

http://www.pickeringwingfestival.com

*Sutton BIA Spring Fling (Keswick)
8am-2pm
High Street in Sutton
Keswick, ON

Visit High Street in Sutton – the square will be closed to traffic and lots of shopping and family fun will be happening- great deals.

*Fireworks Celebration (Niagara Falls)
7pm-10pm
Heartland Forest Nature Experience
8215 Heartland Forest Road
Niagara Falls, ON

$10 per carload Bring your own folding chairs or blanket
French fries, snacks, refreshments available
Train rides, mini putt, trail walks, playground, fishing pond (bring your rod)
Fun for all!
-Rain date is Sunday, May 17, 2015

http://www.heartlandforest.org

*Victoria Weekend Celebration (Collingwood)
10am-10pm
Blue Mountain Villiage
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

Family friendly events and concerts in the Village.
The link below has a calendar of the festivities.

http://bluemountainvillage.ca/maylongweekend/


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**SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

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

*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

*Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Beasley Bear is hosting his Teddy Bear Picnic at Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm on Toronto’s Centre Island this May!

Please stop by Centreville Amusement Park with your favourite stuffed animal for a healthy heart check-up! There will be lots of other fun activities for kids to enjoy.

Live performances by James Funnyhat 30 minute shows each day, 12:00, 1:00, 2:15, & 3:15, face painting and more!
COST: Event is Free – Rides at Centreville extra.

http://www.centreisland.ca

*HarbourKIDS International Circus Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

This three-day festival promises the fascinating spectacle of the circus for those curious enough to venture through.

Festival Highlights:
Zero Gravity – The main stage showcase, featuring an amazing assortment of daring and mesmerizing circus professionals. Aerial acrobatics, hilarious comical antics and high powered acrobatic dance.

Sideshow Alley – Find the inner sideshow character that is yearning to be free. Five contemporary artists will work with you to bring that character to life.

Wow Hoop Vau Vanne Baby Circus – All the way from Finland, this performance group offers a circus specifically made for children 18 months and under.

Corpus Dance Projects – Camping Royale – Two queens from a different time go on an absurd camping trip, far away from court. Without servants, they will have to use their creativity to survive in the wild. Their castle is reduced to basic tents, royal dances have to be executed on grass, one needs to fish for lunch and cope with the unpredictable whims of mother nature… A charming and interactive adventure for all ages.

http://www.tocircusfestival.com

*Victoria Day Fireworks (Hamilton) (FREE)
6pm-10pm
Dundas Driving Park
Hamilton, ON

Live music and food trucks will be on site starting at 6pm. Fireworks display will begin at 9:30pm, weather permitting (Rain date: Monday May 18th).
Free event, donations to the Rotary Club are appreciated. Please note: there will be no parking on Helen Street during the event, and no personal fireworks or sparklers are permitted in the park.
There is free parking in all municipal lots on Sunday.

*Victoria Weekend Celebration (Collingwood)
10am-7pm
Blue Mountain Villiage
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

Family friendly events and concerts in the Village.
The link below has a calendar of the festivities.

http://bluemountainvillage.ca/maylongweekend/


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**MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015**

*Victoria Day Fair & Fireworks (Nobelton/King City)
11am-Dusk
Nobelton Arena Grounds
15 Old King Rd

Township of King Parade: 11am
Activities & Entertainment: noon-dusk
Fireworks start at dusk

Midway, Food, Music, Reptilia and more

http://nobletonvictoriaday.com/

*Indoor Play- 50% Off Admission (Scarborough)
Planet Fun
24 Lebovic Avenue (Pharmacy & Eglinton)
Scarborough, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$4 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://planetfun.ca

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

*Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Beasley Bear is hosting his Teddy Bear Picnic at Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm on Toronto’s Centre Island this May!

Please stop by Centreville Amusement Park with your favourite stuffed animal for a healthy heart check-up! There will be lots of other fun activities for kids to enjoy.
Live performances by James Funnyhat 30 minute shows each day, 12:00, 1:00, 2:15, & 3:15, face painting and more!

Event is Free – Rides at Centreville extra.

http://www.centreisland.ca

*HarbourKIDS International Circus Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

This three-day festival promises the fascinating spectacle of the circus for those curious enough to venture through.

Festival Highlights:
Zero Gravity – The main stage showcase, featuring an amazing assortment of daring and mesmerizing circus professionals. Aerial acrobatics, hilarious comical antics and high powered acrobatic dance.

Sideshow Alley – Find the inner sideshow character that is yearning to be free. Five contemporary artists will work with you to bring that character to life.

Wow Hoop Vau Vanne Baby Circus – All the way from Finland, this performance group offers a circus specifically made for children 18 months and under.

Corpus Dance Projects – Camping Royale – Two queens from a different time go on an absurd camping trip, far away from court. Without servants, they will have to use their creativity to survive in the wild. Their castle is reduced to basic tents, royal dances have to be executed on grass, one needs to fish for lunch and cope with the unpredictable whims of mother nature… A charming and interactive adventure for all ages.

http://www.tocircusfestival.com

*Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park (Toronto) (FREE)
10pm
Ashbridges Bay Park
Lake Shore Blvd Est
Toronto, ON

Come enjoy the end of the first long weekend of summer at Ashbridges Bay Park. Celebrate Victoria Day with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics that will definitely impress. The show is free and begins at 10pm sharp. Please do not bring or light personal fireworks.

http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1/

*Victoria Day At Fort York (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Fort York
250 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON

What better way to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday than to visit the birthplace of Toronto? Enjoy kids’ activities such as soldier’s drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, English country dancing and tours.

Adults: $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are free

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=7899606b4d301410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*Victoria Day Fire Works (Hamilton)
6pm
Dundas Driving Park
Hamilton, ON

The Victoria Day Celebration and Fireworks is supported by the City of Hamilton and presented by The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 (rain date May 18th) at dusk. This is a free event but the Rotary club would appreciate cash donations at the gate to help finance the club’s local and international service work. Snacks, soft drinks and glow sticks are available for purchase before the fireworks begin.

The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Hamilton are pleased to present Victoria Day Fireworks at the Dundas Driving Park on Sunday May 17th. Live music and food trucks will be on site starting at 6pm. Fireworks display will begin at 9:30pm, weather permitting (Rain date: Monday May 18th).

This is a free event, however donations to the Rotary Club are appreciated.

http://www.hamiltontransit.ca/2015-victoria-day-fireworks-dundas-driving-park/

*Spring Time on the Farm (Burlington)
12pm-4pm
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Dr
Burlington, ON

Join the hands-on fun at Spruce Lane Farmhouse in Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Celebrate SPRING the way they did in the Victorian Era. Fun activities for all ages. Farm animals, crafts, heritage demonstrations.
Wildflowers, young farm animals.

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek

*Victoria Weekend Celebration (Collingwood)
10am-4pm
Blue Mountain Villiage
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

Family friendly events and concerts in the Village.
The link below has a calendar of the festivities.

http://bluemountainvillage.ca/maylongweekend/

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The newest and largest indoor playground, FUNtastic Forest is generously giving away a FREE Birthday Party package.
One lucky family will be able to throw a FREE birthday party for their child!

Here is the contest information below:

1) LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE: Go to The FUNTASTIC FOREST Facebook Page and LIKE it: https://www.facebook.com/funtasticforest.ca

2) Join The Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) SHARE MY OFFICIAL POST on The Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group.
The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

4) WRITE “FUNTASTIC FOREST” In The OFFICIAL POST THREAD
Once you have done this, please write “FUNTASTIC” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my group wall.

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive:
A FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE at FUNtastic Forest!
The Birthday package is The Squirrel Package – Valued at $269+HST.
This Includes:
· 2 hours in private party room
· UNLIMITED playtime once the party ends
· Your birthday party set up and clean up
· Party coordinator with PA announcement
· Invitations
· Plates, napkins, utensils, cups and stir sticks
· Coffee and tea for adults
· 1 drink per child (water, apple or orange juice)
· 1 FREE return pass for the birthday child
· Up to 12 children and 12 adults
· Party size pizza (choice of pepperoni or cheese)

* If you would like to add more Children, there WILL be a cost of $15 per extra child.
* If you would like to have more adults attend, there WILL be a cost of $5 per extra adult.

* There is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit is required at time of booking to secure the requested date and time.
* This Prize is subject to availability and valid until June 30, 2016.
* This prize is only valid to the entitled winner and cannot be transferred / sold or redeemed for monetary value.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10pm. The winner will be announced on Friday, May 22, 2015. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook.

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

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FUNtastic Forest is a brand new indoor playground and birthday party facility.
Children ages 1-13 will have the time of their lives in our indoor soft-play area.
Their playground features multi-level jungle gyms, exciting tunnels and mazes, a toddler area for your little ones, and exciting slides to keep your kids happily entertained.

For more information, go to: http://www.funtasticforest.ca


MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 8- May 10, 2015)

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I just wanted to wish all of the beautiful Mothers and Grandmothers a VERY Happy Mother’s Day.
Whether you are a first time Momma or a vet, I hope you have an awesome weekend with your family.

If you are looking for two easy crafts, you can check out my hand crafts: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2014/05/02/mothers-day-hand-print-crafts/

Enjoy the weather!


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**FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015**

*Museum’s Youth Expo (Markham)
6pm-9pm
Markham Museum
9350 48 HWY
Markham, ON

Change the World Markham and the Markham Museum are holding a Youth Expo on May 8 (PA Day).
We will be displaying youth talent and having many interactive, cool, activities for youth to participate in. We are now recruiting and will be highlighting youth in various categories including art, dance, music, technical skills, and are recruiting talented youth to lead yoga, martial arts, live art demonstrations and youth performers to perform.

http://facebook.com/ctwmarkham

*Mother’s Day Craft (Toronto)
4pm-5pm
Steeles Library
Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
Toronto, ON

A fun program for children for Mother’s Day.

416-396-8975

*Mother’s Day Craft (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Deer Park Library
40 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Let’s make a Mother’s Day craft together. All ages.

416-393-7657

*Create Your Own Scent Event (Milton)
4pm-8pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South

Do you favour tangy citrus or romantic florals? Mix and match essential oils to create a unique blend. Each mixologist will take home a bottle of customized perfume to treat themselves or to give as a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Receive your 10 ml bottle* when you make a $5 donation to the Milton Community Resource Centre Infant Food Bank.
-while supplies last.

http://miltonmall.com

*FUN School FUN Night (Port Credit) (Free Admission)
5:30am-7:30pm
44 Port Street West
Port Credit, ON

FUN School is a lively and entertaining event with music, games, prizes and treats for all ages!

FUN Station Event Activities Will Include:
Bouncy Castles and Slides, Fire Truck Visit, Face Painting, Crazy Hair Station, Fun Tattoos, Amazing Maze and more!

Enjoy pizza, cupcakes, candy kebobs, lemonade and more!

http://www.fun-school.ca

*Mother’s Day Fancy Tea Party (Whitby)
10am-7pm
Monkey Business Play
1121 Dundas St E, Unit B5
Whitby, ON

Price: $7 per child

Dress fancy, Free treat for child and free treat and tea for mom.

http://monkeybusinessplay.ca/


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**SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015**

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

Movie: The Wizard Of Oz

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!

Craft: Birthday Hats

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

*Build a Picket Fence Frame (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Home Depot
Various Locations

Kids will learn how to build a Picket Fence Frame with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

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

You must pre-register

http://www.homedepot.ca/workshops/build-a-picket-fence-frame

*Build and Grow Clinics (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am
Lowes Home Improvement
Various Locations

Build A Mother’s Day Planter

Conveniently shop while your kids build a fun and educational project!
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.

Register in advance to avoid disappointment!

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

*Mother’s Day Tea Party (Richmod Hill) (FREE)
1pm-2pm
1 William F Bell Parkway
Richmond Green Library

Mother’s Day is coming a day early at Richmond Green! Moms, step-moms, grandmas, aunts, friends, and tots can enjoy a special storytime filled with stories, crafts, and, of course, tea and biscuits.
Note: Each adult and child attending must have a ticket.
Age group: Family (All Ages).

Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk of the Richmond Green Library.

http://www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/Programs/ProgramDetail.cfm?programID=1225

*Movie Madness (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
2pm-3:30pm
Central Library
1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Join us for Movie Madness at the Library!
On Saturday May 9th we will be showing Annie.

Please feel free to bring a nut-free snack to the movie.

Tickets for the movie will be handed out 15 minutes before the movie starts in the Warm Walkway on the East Side. There is a limit of 80 tickets for each movie.

Note: An adult must stay with all children under the age of 8 years during the entire movie. 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: Family Program.
Admission: FREE.

*Doors Open (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Various Locations In Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is pleased to open the doors to some of our most unique and intriguing heritage sites for everyone to experience. Admission is FREE.

Many intriguing cultural, historic and religious sites within Richmond Hill will open their doors to the public. Even long-time Richmond Hill residents will likely learn something new about their hometown after visiting Doors Open sites.

http://richmondhill.ca/subpage.asp?pageid=heritage_doors_open_event

*Mother’s Day Community Event (Aurora) (FREE)
12pm-2pm
Aurora Shopping Centre
14800 Yonge Street

Bring the Family to the Aurora Shopping Centre. Meet the Central York Fire Team, FREE face painting for the kids and pick up a FREE bouquet for Mom

www.aurorashoppingcentre.com

*Spring Mom2Mom Sale (Aurora)
10am-1pm
Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Road
Newmarket, ON

Join us for a fun day of shopping, deals, and Minions!!

http://www.momsale.ca

*Family Safety Event (Stouffville) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Community Safety Village
3291 Stouffville Rd.

Join us at the Community Safety Village for a free, fun, family day and learn all about York Regional Police.

Members of our Canine, Traffic and Emergency Response Units will be on hand to conduct demonstrations and there will be many fun activities for kids.

Donations for the local food bank are welcome.
Hope to see you there!

http://calendar.yrp.ca/Event/Index/aedb336d-b638-4032-9e95-a48000c73918

*Science Rendezvous (Markham) (FREE)
10am-3pm
132 Robinson Street, Parking Lot (Markham Road, 2 lights north of Highway 7)

A free hands on Science Fair! learn how to walk on water, pet a comet, make giant bubbles and make a DNA banana necklace and more! In conjunction with the opening of the Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market. Live music BBQs, craft vendors. Free parking and wheelchair accessible washrooms.
www.mainstreetmarkham.com.

*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

*Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
7am-4pm
Tommy Thompson Park
1 Leslie Street
Foot of Leslie Street, at Unwin Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join us at the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation. A variety of free activities will be offered for people of all ages and all birding abilities.

http://www.springbirdfestival.ca

*MAP Family Saturdays – Royal Ontario Museum visits Burrows Hall (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Burrows Hall Library
1081 Progress Avenue
Toronto, ON

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

Register in branch or call 416-396-8740.

*MAP Family Saturdays – Museum of Inuit Art visits Maryvale (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Maryvale Library
85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 16
Toronto, ON

Join the Museum of Inuit Art at Maryvale 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.

416-396-8931

*MAP Family Saturdays – Mackenzie House visits Dufferin/St. Clair (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Dufferin/St.Clair Library
1625 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON

Learn how newspapers, books and images were created in the 19th century. Print your own souvenir on the Mackenzie House press! Suitable for all ages.

416-393-7712

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gardiner Museum visits Sanderson (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Sanderson Library
327 Bathurst Street
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! For ages 5-12.

416-393-7653

*MAP Family Saturdays – Todmorden Mills Heritage Site visits S. Walter Stewart (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
S. Walter Stewart Library
170 Memorial Park Avenue
Toronto, ON

Toys of the Past!

Explore the amusements of the past with Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. Try out historic toys and make your own 19th-century plaything to take home!

416-396-3975

*MAP Family Saturdays – Toronto Zoo visits Agincourt (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
Agincourt Library
155 Bonis Avenue
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.

416-396-8943

*MAP Family Saturdays – Scarborough Museum visits Highland Creek (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere 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!

416-396-8876

*MAP Family Saturdays – Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Steeles (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Steeles Library
Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
Toronto, ON

How does the wool on a sheep’s back turn into a woollen shawl or sweater? Families will help to tease, card, and finger spin wool. We’ll talk about natural dyes, spinning, and weaving. Everyone will take home their own woollen bracelet and a sample of the sheep’s wool they have carded, and come away understanding how the pioneers took sheep’s wool and created cloth.

For families with children 6 and up.
Tickets handed out 30 minutes before start of program.

416-396-8975

*MAP Family Saturdays – Colborne Lodge visits Palmerston (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Palmerston Library
560 Palmerston Avenue
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.

416-393-7680

*Science Rendezvous (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. East
Toronto, ON

Check out the robots, enjoy interactive experiments and take in a fire show – all at Science Rendezvous sponsored by Ryerson University.

Free and suitable for everyone – ages 3 to 103.

http://www.ryerson.ca/sciencerendezvous

*Mount Pleasant Village Kids’ Fun Day (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville
Toronto, ON

Presented by the Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village, Kids’ Fun Day will offer a full day of free, fun family activities.

Some of the activities will include two Kid’s Fun Zones where you’ll find the Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd Skate & Scooter Park, and the WWF Happy Face bouncy castle. Attendees can join in the Interactive Community Art Installation with artist Lauren Satok and vote for their favourite gourmet grilled cheese in the first annual Restaurant Grilled Cheese Competition.

With more local businesses participating than ever, this year’s Kids’ Fun Day is sure to be the best yet. Sidewalks will be bustling with entertainment, activities, games, contests, discounts, giveaways and food so come one, come all to the 3rd Annual Kid’s Fun Day!

http://www.mountpleasantvillage.ca/kidsfunday

*BSM Birthday Bash (Toronto) (Free Admission)
10am-4pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

The Bata Shoe Museum is turning twenty this year and we’re throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate. It’s an open house and everyone in Toronto is invited!
Join us on Saturday, May 9th for a day full of free admission, family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Visitors can experience our exhibitions coming to life or delight in our playful atrium art installation and of course join us for a birthday cupcake!

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca

*Halton Regional Police Day (Oakville)
10am-2pm
Halton Regional Police Headquarters
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON

Fun day for the family to interact with their local Police Service and Community Partners.

LOTS TO SEE AND DO!
– Live demonstrations and interactive displays
– Family-friendly entertainment and rides
-HRPS Pipes and Drums and Chorus

Children’s Safety Village tours (Note: Requires on-site registration – limited space)
-BBQ by Troy’s Diner of Milton

http://www.haltonpolice.ca/AboutUs/Events/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=346

*Create Your Own Scent Event (Milton)
10am-2pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South

Do you favour tangy citrus or romantic florals? Mix and match essential oils to create a unique blend. Each mixologist will take home a bottle of customized perfume to treat themselves or to give as a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Receive your 10 ml bottle* when you make a $5 donation to the Milton Community Resource Centre Infant Food Bank.
-while supplies last.

http://miltonmall.com

*West Credit Annual Plant Sale and Family Fun Day (Mississauga)
8am-1pm
West Credit Secondary School
6325 Montevideo Rd
Mississauga, ON

Each year West Credit Secondary School hosts a Plant Sale and Family fun day. Students work all year in the horticulture classes preparing for this event. Students and staff volunteer their time to come out and showcase the talents of the students. Many different vegetables, tomatoes, mixed hanging plants, insect homes and many more creative things are sold. We also hold a bbq, where you can come for breakfast, or lunch, have bouncy castle, caricature artist, carnival games, face painting, and hospitality students, sell their freshly baked bread, cookies and homemade doggie treats. It is a great event for anyone looking for some great plants and a fun time for all ages.

michelle.vivian@peelsb.com

*Science Rendezvous (Mississauga)
2pm-4pm
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON

Take science from the lab to the street! Experience fun, hands-on activities with Let’s Talk Science and meet with scientists from the University of Toronto – Mississauga to learn about innovative research projects happening in your city.

Please call first to confirm the event is on.
905 615-3200 Ext:3589

*Janet Lee Elementary School Community Fun Fair (Stoney Creek)
11am-2pm
Janet Lee Elementary School
291 Winterberry Drive
Stoney Creek, ON

Community Fun Fair – bouncy castles, face painting and balloon making, dunk tank, reptile show, visits from local heroes: fire, police, ambulance, local community organizations invited , indoor vendor fair, Kelsey’s BBQ, children games, silent auction. Admission $5.00 per child and food donation collected for neighbour2neighbour food bank.

905-573-9113

*Science Rendezvous (Oshawa)(FREE)
10am-3pm
UOIT and Durham College joint campus in north Oshawa (follow singage on campus to event entrance)
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will open their doors on Saturday, May 9 as they co-host Science Rendezvous 2015.
The free admission event promotes science awareness for all ages and is part of the nationwide Science Rendezvous celebration being held at universities and colleges all across Canada.

The day-long event includes dozens of hands-on activities such as INVENTours and Science Cavalcade; Science Jeopardy; and mini-workshops. Fun interactive experiments include Candy Bombs, Dry Ice Rainbows, Glowing Crystals and Magic Monster Slime, to name only a few. Explore LEGO Robotics and help solve the Stolen Cookie Mystery in the Forensic Fun Zone.
When you arrive, pick up a copy of the Science Rendezvous program and your official Science Rendezvous passport. Kids can collect activity stickers and stamps for their passport as they visit each station. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Check the Science Rendezvous 2015 website for a full list of activities and directions to campus (Science Rendezvous parking is free). BBQ food and refreshments are available.

http://sites.uoit.ca/rendezvous/index.php

*Decorate a Pot & Plant A Seed For Mom (Oshawa)(FREE)
12pm-3pm
5 Points Mall
Oshawa, ON

Decorate a clay pot and plant a seed for mom

Ages 12 and Under

http://www.fivepointsmall.ca/calendar/index.ch2?temp_year=2015&temp_month=5&event=1552#1

*Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy (Whitby)
11am-9pm
Iroquois Sports Centre Parking Lot
500 Victoria Street West
Whitby, ON

Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy Whitby returns in 2015 with delicious eats from more trucks and a new venue! There will be great food, craft breweries, Ontario wines, entertainment and a family friendly zone. Admission is free. Funds raised will support community charities, so bring your family and friends to Iroquois Park and eat with purpose!

http://www.foodfrenzywhitby.ca

*Huge Garage Sale Fundraiser (Ajax)
8am-1pm
Royal LePage Connect
335 Bayley St W
Ajax, ON

BBQ, Bake sale, face painting, raffle table and DJ

*Fundraiser for Ryan Lafleur (Bowmanville)
11am-5pm
95 Baseline Rd West (TSC parking lot)
Bowmanville, ON

Charity Event for Ryan Lafleur who is fighting a rare form of brain cancer.
BBQ lunch, face painting, jumping castle, pony rides, petting zoo, bake sale, raffle draw for a new BBQ.

*How-To in 10 Travelling Festival (Bowmanville)(FREE)
10am-2pm
Clarington Public Library
163 Church Street
Bowmanville, ON

Experience a great new twist on learning at the Library!
Love to learn new things, but never seem to have the time? The How-To in 10 Festival is intended to make learning new skills fun, easy, free, and fast! Various booths and vendors will be set up around the Library for you to explore, and each will help you learn a new skill in under 10 minutes.
Want to learn even more? Visit www.howtoin10.com to see all participating Durham Region libraries!
Drop in; no registration required.

http://www.clarington-library.on.ca

*Pom Pom Pets (Georgina)
12:30pm-2:30pm
Peter Gzowski Library
5279 Black River Road
Sutton, ON

For ages 9 to 12…create your own pet from pom poms you will learn to make.

emcleish@georgina.ca

*Spring Thaw Pancake Breakfast (Barrie)
10am-2pm
Memorial Square
65 Dunlop St. East
Barrie, ON

‘Tap into Spring fever’ with pancakes & real maple syrup compliments of the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA).
Join us in Memorial Square for Downtown Barrie’s annual Pancake Breakfast. Other activities include free inflatables for the kids & wagon rides, along with musical entertainment. Lots of fun for the whole family!

http://springthawpancakes.ca/


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**SUNDAY, MAY 10, 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-4pm
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

*BSM Birthday Bash (Toronto) (Free Admission)
12pm-4pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

The Bata Shoe Museum is turning twenty this year and we’re throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate. It’s an open house and everyone in Toronto is invited! Join us on Saturday, May 9th for a day full of free admission, family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Visitors can experience our exhibitions coming to life or delight in our playful atrium art installation and of course join us for a birthday cupcake! If you can’t make it on Saturday come by on Sunday for free admission and arts and crafts.

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca

*Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy (Whitby) (Free Admission)
11am-6pm
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
500 Victoria Street West
Whitby ON

There will be food, craft breweries, Ontario wines, entertainment and a family friendly zone. Funds raised will support community charities, so bring your friends and family to Iroquois Park parking lot and eat with purpose.

http://www.foodfrenzywhitby.ca

*OPG Second Sundays (Oshawa)
1pm-3pm
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street
Oshawa, ON

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Gallery! Create a unique tile mosaic, a beautiful card and gift wrap for a special person in your life. Mother’s Day Brunch is also available.

The RMG is open seven days a week. Parking is available on site, and is free after six and on weekends. The RMG is free to visit. A suggested donation of five dollars can be made at our reception.

http://rmg.on.ca

*Mother`s Day Automotive Museum Tours (Oshawa)
11am-2pm
Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe St S
Oshawa, ON

Price: $8 adults
MOMS are FREE

Highlights are cars owned by remarkable women

http://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/

*Gamers Club (Ajax)
1:30pm-3pm
Ajax Public Library, Main Branch
55 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, ON

Compete in multiplayer tournaments of hit games such as Skylanders SWAP Force, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, followed by free play of any games the group would like. Game on!
Now featuring Wii U, Playstation 4 and Xbox One!
Drop-in program for ages 10 and up.

http://www.ajaxlibrary.ca

Help Kayla Johnston

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Hello Parents,

This post is NOT about Entertaining Kids On A Dime. It is about an amazing mother named Leigh Ann Johnston (who is a part of the Entertain Kids Community) and needs financial help with her daughter Kayla’s illness.

Kayla Johnston 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, and her stomache 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. They are leaving soon and it will be extremely expensive. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to help pay their medical bills.

I am asking the Entertain Kids On A Dime community if you can help out any way possible. Whether you can give $1, $5, $20, or $50… any amount will help this family!

Kayla is the type of child who worries about everyone else. She is active in volunteering for the Starlight Canada Foundation where she has raised thousands of dollars helping children with Cancer. Sadly this time she needs your help! Kayla is beautiful inside and out and is a real warrier.

Leigh Ann has also set up a Facebook Group to keep everyone posted on Kayla’s medical updates. You can feel free to join the group and stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportkaylajohnston/

Here is the link where you can donate for Kayla!
http://www.gofundme.com/atszz0

Below is the video of Kayla’s Journey so far!