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

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/