APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 1- April 3, 2016)

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 1- April 3, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2, is World Autism Day! Make sure to LIGHT IT UP BLUE on Saturday to show your support!

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day

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Need Ideas to fool your children tomorrow on APRIL FOOLS DAY? Here are some great ideas!

http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-april-fools-pranks/

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 


 

HELP SUPPORT THE NEVILLE-LAKE FAMILY!

I have started an initiative to help out the Neville-Lake Family!
What you do is buy a magnet (with a picture of the children) stating “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE” and “NOT ONE MORE” and place it on the back of your car!

$1 of every purchase goes to MADD CANADA
The purpose of this:
• To remember Daniel, Harry, and Milly
• Announce to everyone that you won’t drink and drive
• Talk to your kids about the dangers of drinking and driving
• Support MADD CANADA

Cost of a magnet:
$5 plus tax (includes shipping)

Price Breakdown:
$1 – to the company for their labour and shipping
$3 – materials and shipping
$1 – goes to MADD Canada

* Please support this great cause for Jen, Ed, this community, and MADD!

Purchase your magnet here:
https://www.magnetree.ca/products/neville-lake-car-magnet-supporting-madd

This is what it looks like on the back of my car!

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CHECK OUT MYSELF & Josie Isakow on CP-24!
We promoted the magnets in support of the Neville-Lake family and MADD Canada.

HERE IS THE VIDEO:
http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=837503

BUY your magnets here:
https://www.magnetree.ca/products/neville-lake-car-magnet-supporting-madd

#notonemore

cp24

 


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Silas NEVER says bad words, not even when prompted by his 21 year old sister. When he was 18 months, Mickey Mouse Club House was on and Mickey dropped something to which Silas yells out “OH FOR F*CK SAKES MICKEY MOUSE”!!!

-Julia D. (Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group Member)

 


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**FRIDAY, April 1, 2016**

*Maple Syrup Festival (Vaughan)
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan,ON

Wagon Rides
Easter Egg Hunt
Face Painting
Live Birds of Prey Show
Traditional Games
Play family friendly games that test your reflexes, agility and balance.
Strolling Magician
And more
General Admissions
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE (with adult ticket purchase)**
** Excludes Daycares, Day Camps and School Groups. To reserve for these, please call 416-667-6295, ext. 3.
Parks Members- FREE
Parking $4 (HST Included)

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.

•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park
3291 Stouffville Road
Stouffville, ON

It’s a sure sign of spring! Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!

Special family-fun activities on weekends
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE
Parking FREE

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*DJ Skating Night (Toronto) (FREE)
7pm-9pm
CF Shops at Don Mills
1090 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON

Lace up your skates and take a twirl on CF Shops at Don Mills’ very own skating oval. Bring your friends and family out for some fun in the fresh air…all for FREE!

Join CF Shops at Don Mills’ resident DJ as he spins your favourite tunes while you skate. Friday Nights, 7 – 9pm
Forgot your skates? We’ve got you covered with skate and helmet rentals and skate sharpening. Visit our Skate Shack next to the skating oval for assistance.

*All events are weather dependent and are subject to change.

http://www.cfshops.com/shops-at-don-mills/news-events/events/skating-at-shops—opening-this-week-.html

*Friday Crafternoon with Anime (Toronto)
4:30pm-6pm
Lillian H. Smith Library
239 College Street
Toronto, ON

April 1: Secret Book Box: Make a secret compartment in an old book!

Drop-in! All materials provided. Room B/C
Fandom crafting with anime screenings.
Eat popcorn. Craft. Relax.
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT17231&R=EVT17231

*Incredible World of Bugs (Milton)
Milton Memorial Arena
77 Thompson Rd. S.
Milton, 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/

*Maple Syrup Festival (Halton Hills)
Terra Cotta Conservation Park
14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, ON

Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
Easter Egg Hunt
Wagon Shuttles
Taffy Making
Giant games
And more

Special family-fun activities on weekends
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*Bear’s Night At The Museum (Waterloo)
6pm-8pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, 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 liveshttp://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bShare on Facebook
Children and their favourite stuffed animal are invited to a party! At the end of the evening children leave their stuffed animal for a sleepover at the museum, and then come back the next day for pick up and to see all the adventures the stuffed toys had overnight.
Games, crafts, storytelling, cartoons and delicious snacks are part of the party! Appropriate for ages two to six.
Pre-registration required. Admission: $5 per child plus HST, accompanying adult free. Members receive a 10 percent discount

http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=415&type=0&calendar=1

*Friday Flicks (Barrie)
7pm-9pm
Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Ave.
Barrie, ON

Bring some popcorn and join the Barrie Public Library at the Painswick branch for some Friday evening feature films. We’ll be screening movies for the whole family, so you can spend some quality time decompressing from your week. Sit back, relax and enjoy our show!

On Friday, April 1, we’ll be screening Paddington (rated G, 95 min.)

http://sierra-app.barriepubliclibrary.ca/record=g1000256~S1

 


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend wit

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

*Maple Syrup Festival (Vaughan)
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan,ON

Wagon Rides
Easter Egg Hunt
Face Painting
Live Birds of Prey Show
Traditional Games
Play family friendly games that test your reflexes, agility and balance.
Strolling Magician
And more
General Admissions
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE (with adult ticket purchase)**
** Excludes Daycares, Day Camps and School Groups. To reserve for these, please call 416-667-6295, ext. 3.
Parks Members- FREE
Parking $4 (HST Included)

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*Awareness Skate (Stouffville)
1pm-3pm
Stouffville Clppers Sports Coomplex
120 Weldon Rd.
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Hello my name is Jason Faustino, I am a facility operator for the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville at the Stouffville arena on 9th line. Attached is a letter describing a free public skate to raise autism awareness being hosted by myself and partnered with the town.

jasonfaustino@hotmail.com

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park
3291 Stouffville Road
Stouffville, ON

It’s a sure sign of spring! Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!

Special family-fun activities on weekends
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE
Parking FREE

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*Seedy Saturday and Green Fair (Scarborough)
11am-4pm
Blessed Cardinal Newman High School
100 Brimley Rd South, SOUTH of KIngston Rd
Scarborough, ON

Come out to East Toronto’s great Gardening and Green Event!Learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds and learn more about the nature around us. Join in one of our various gardening and environmental workshops . Looking for answers to your garden questions? Then stop by one of our local garden clubs’ tables, flower association booths, or the Toronto Master Gardeners booth and ask an expert!
This day promises to be fun for everyone. Over 60 exhibitors will include heirloom seed vendors, green exhibits, bee products, worm composting ,Scarborough parks, garden associations and regional environmental organizations.

New this year – the Scarborough Community Garden Network booth. Sign up to join our network and put your garden on the map! And we are adding to our workshops this year with 6 different ones !

And bring your bicycle and learn all about getting your wheels ready for Spring!!
Be a steward and bring in your used electronics for recycling!

And there will be KIDS ACTIVITIES too brought to you by BEAT from Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate and St.Agatha Catholic School.
Admittance is $2.00 or Pay What You Can.

http://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair

*The Baby Show (Toronto)
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON

The Baby Show – Toronto’s premium pregnancy, baby and toddler show. Shop from local and national brands for all of your pregnancy and baby needs including green and eco friendly products and services. Learn from experts about everything you need to know during this beautiful time in your life. Interact with other parents and brands.

http://www.thebabyshows.com/toronto/SpringCpe

*Incredible World of Bugs (Milton)
Milton Memorial Arena
77 Thompson Rd. S.
Milton, 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/

*Maple Syrup Festival (Halton Hills)
Terra Cotta Conservation Park
14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, ON

Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
Easter Egg Hunt
Wagon Shuttles
Taffy Making
Giant games
And more

Special family-fun activities on weekends
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*Parenting Expo/Mom 2 Mom Sale (St. Catherines)
9am-2pm
Merritton Community Centre
7 Park Avenue
St Catharines, ON

The First 100 moms get an AMAZING goodie bag/treats. LOTS of wonderful vendors selling/promoting their family friendly products or services as well as moms selling new or gently used baby, children’s or maternity items. Close to 100 tables wide aisles. Stroller friendly 🙂

$3.00 admission ~ Something for the whole family!!!

Jump n Bounce/Inflatables, Pony Rides, Silent Auction, Fundraising Bake Sale, Children’s Characters, Nursing Moms Area, Face Painting, Balloons, Photo Opportunities, Games, Refreshments & Beverages, Fire truck, and sooo much more!!!
If you are looking for a successful Event; this is the one to be at. THOUSANDS ATTEND! This event is advertised all over the Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Burlington, Brampton, Toronto, areas and beyond!

http://www.facebook.com/events/1552751661682990/

*Therapy Tails (St. Catherines)
2pm-3pm
Thorold Public Library
14 Ormond Street North
Thorold, ON

Read to a well-trained, friendly dog! No registration is required. FREE. Families are welcome. For more information, please contact the Library.

http://www.thoroldpubliclibrary.ca

*Sustainable Day (Pickering)
9:30am-6pm
Pickering Town Centre (Centre Court)
1355 Kingston Road
Pickering, ON

The 11th annual Sustainable Pickering Day will give visitors an opportunity to purchase and learn about locally grown/made products, discover ways to contribute to a healthy environment, and receive one-on-one advice from tree and gardening experts.

Along with shopping the indoor farmers market, and watching the gardening demonstrations, visitors can enjoy free family activities, including crafts, milking Maple the Cow, and a green screen photoshoot.

http://www.pickering.ca/en/Calendar/Living/Details.aspx?Id=34f644eb-bb02-49f8-a883-55316752a775

*Autism Awareness Day (Bownmanville)
11am-2pm
Bowmanville Zoological Park
340 King St. E.
Bowmanville, ON

Bowmanville Zoo will host their first Sensory Friendly event this Saturday, April 2, from 11 am to 2 pm, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day 2016. Families of children with an ASD are invited to come FREE to the zoo to see the animals and enjoy a barbecue ahead of the crowds and chaos of the May 1 season opening day. Small groups will tour the property and interact with several types of exotic and endangered animals in a safe environment. Information will be shared about animal-assisted therapies (AAT) and the new Animal Buddies program, part of the Zoo’s growing Eco Adventure Day Camp. Donations to Autism Ontario Durham Chapter will be accepted.

Register at: http://www.bowmanvillezoo.com

*FanFest 2016 (Keswick)
10am-2pm
Keswick Library
90 Wexford
Keswick, ON

Activities include Super Hero training, an illustration workshop, video gaming, a Pokemon Tournament and a costume contest…Special guest characters will be appearing throughout the day.

http://georginalibrary.ca

 


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**SUNDAY,  APRIL 3, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.

•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*Maple Syrup Festival (Vaughan)
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan,ON

Wagon Rides
Easter Egg Hunt
Face Painting
Live Birds of Prey Show
Traditional Games
Play family friendly games that test your reflexes, agility and balance.
Strolling Magician
And more
General Admissions
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE (with adult ticket purchase)**
** Excludes Daycares, Day Camps and School Groups. To reserve for these, please call 416-667-6295, ext. 3.
Parks Members- FREE
Parking $4 (HST Included)

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park
3291 Stouffville Road
Stouffville, ON

It’s a sure sign of spring! Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!

Special family-fun activities on weekends
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE
Parking FREE

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

*March Family Fun (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Not only is it easy to be green it’s also great fun!!
Come celebrate everything green this month at Scarborough Museum as we get ready for St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring. Want to get a head start on your garden? Kids make lawn ornaments to take home to jazz it up!

Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=518d2271635af310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*The Baby Show (Toronto)
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON

The Baby Show – Toronto’s premium pregnancy, baby and toddler show. Shop from local and national brands for all of your pregnancy and baby needs including green and eco friendly products and services. Learn from experts about everything you need to know during this beautiful time in your life. Interact with other parents and brands.

http://www.thebabyshows.com/toronto/SpringCpe

*Incredible World of Bugs (Milton)
Milton Memorial Arena
77 Thompson Rd. S.
Milton, 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/

*Maple Syrup Festival (Halton Hills)
Terra Cotta Conservation Park
14452 Winston Churchill Blvd.,
Halton Hills, ON

Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
Easter Egg Hunt
Wagon Shuttles
Taffy Making
Giant games
And more

Special family-fun activities on weekends
Adults (Ages 15 – 59) $8.85 + HST
Seniors (Ages 60+) $5.75 + HST
Children (Ages 5-14) $5.75 + HST
Children 4 years and under FREE

http://www.maplesyrupfest.com

 

 


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