APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 7 – April 8, 2018)

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 7 – April 8, 2018)

 



**SATURDAY,  APRIL 7, 2018**

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

Movie: PADDINGTON 2

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 with your family.

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

*Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. 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! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*Kids Workshop (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Home Depot
All Over Ontario

FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.
Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate.

Build a Window Birdhouse
If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own birdhouse with a window.

http://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

*Home & Lifestyle Show (Newmarket)
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex
100 Eagle Street West
Newmarket, ON
Largest Show in the Heart of York Region! With landscaping to renovating to decorating, the show brings together products and vendors, expert ideas and home trends in one convenient location. Kids entertainment, DIY seminars & food!
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Entrance Fee Admission – $5.00 per person Kids under 12 – Free

www.newmarketchamber.ca/homeshow

*Grand Re-Opening McDonald’s (Newmarket)
12pm-4pm
McDonald’s (Yonge and Eagle)
17155 Yonge St.
Newmarket, ON

Next Saturday April 7th at 12:30 p.m. local McDonald’s franchisee Peter Miller is reopening the doors of his Yonge and Eagle location (17155 Yonge St.) to celebrate the recent updates made to the restaurant.

· Activities for Newmarket families including face painting and a live musical performance.

michael.pernal@post.mcdonalds.ca

*April Weekends (Scarborough)
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

April might be rainy, but it’s always sunny at the Scarborough Museum! All month long the museum has flower themed crafts and a yummy spring egg pancake recipe for visitors to try! If you’re lucky you might even get to see the beginnings of the museum’s beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.

Canadian Taste Buds: April 28 & 29
The monthly Canadian Taste Buds recipe for April is light and sweet Lemon Meringues. They will definitely satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooth!

Cost
Free. Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201802-fevrier-february

*Green Living Show (Toronto)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

The Green Living Show is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event offers inspiration for all ages and features over 350 exhibitors focusing on eco home and garden design, local and organic food, wine and beer, health and wellness, eco fashion and green beauty, electric cars, nature exhibits and fun activities for the entire family. Discover influential speakers, engaging workshops, hands-on demonstrations, green car test drives and local beer and wine tastings. Join us this year and discover how you can become a healthier you, and help create a healthier planet!

www.greenlivingshow.ca

*Creative Spring Handmade Sale (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-4pm (Kids Corner is 11am-1pm)
56 Neilson Drive
Toronto, ON

Neilson Park Creative Centre is hosting our annual Spring Handmade Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! New this year is our Family Craft Corner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Young artists with their families are welcome to come and create three different crafts with the guidance of our children’s instructor.
Admission is free and all materials are supplied!

Shop directly from local artists and artisans from Neilson Park Creative Centre and the GTA for handmade clothing and accessories, home decor, artwork and more. In our art gallery there will be demonstrations of painting, quilting, rug crafting, spinning and weaving, and calligraphy by artists from our six resident art groups.

http://www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com

*Nature Play in The Children’s Garden (Toronto)
1pm-2pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Earth Month – Join us for songs, art and stewardship during Earth month as we explore and celebrate our planet and the different plants and animals which call it home. See below for a list of themes for April.

Themes for April:
April 7 & 8 | Plants
April 14 & 15 | Birds
April 21 & 22 | Trees & Drop, Swap and Shop: Earth Day Weekend
April 28 & 29 | Animals

Cost
$5 suggested donation

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/nature-play-childrens-garden/

*Bowmore “Make It!” Fair (Toronto)
11am-3pm
Bowmore Road Public School
80 Bowmore Road
Toronto , ON

Our parent volunteer organized event is open to the public, with maker demonstrations, activities and unique products for sale. Check out our Facebook Page for a full list of participants.
Free/Pay-what-you-can Admission. Fun for all ages!
Join us on April 7th!

http://www.facebook.com/bowmoremakeitfair

*World Autism Awareness Day Family Carnival (Hamilton)
10am-3pm
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
20 Education Court
Hamilton, ON

A free Family Carnival celebrating World Autism Awareness Day. The day includes crafts, games, community information booths, Zumba classes, Home Depot workshop, service dogs and Willy Dogs food truck. There will also be visits from the Hamilton Fire Department and the Hamilton Police Department with an officer on horseback. This event will be held at the Hamilton Wentworth District Board of Education, 20 Education Court, Hamilton (near Limeridge Mall).

benishd@hwcdsb.ca

*Sunday’s at Westfield (Hamilton)
12:30pm-4pm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift Shop for unique finds.
You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on 500 beautiful acres.
For more information visit our website.

Admission: $11

www.westfieldheritage.ca

*Build a Bee Box (Mississauga)
9:30am-11am
The Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, ON

Bees are sadly in decline. Learn about native bees and help them out by giving them a house! In this workshop you will build a bee box using a power screwdriver, then mount it on a stake, fence or tree. You can then stuff it with hollow plant stems. All material will be supplied including a limited amount of stuffing.

Donations to help cover the cost of materials will be gratefully accepted.

info@theriverwoodconservancy.org

*Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival (Sunderland/Durham)
Downtown Sunderland
Sunderland, ON

All day breakfast, enjoy outdoor entertainment and vendors. Horse and wagon rides, come taste the sweetness!!!!

maplesyrupfestival.ca/sunderland/

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

A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup. Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more.

All-inclusive admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants. Cash only at the gate.

https://www.nvca.on.ca/events-education/events



**SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018**

*Autism Sensory Event (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
(First Hour The Store Is Open)
Toys R Us
All Over Ontario

Join us in-store for a sensory friendly shopping hour that includes:
• In-store activities brought to you by Crayola, Tutti Frutti, Mattel and Magformers
• No in-store music or announcements
• Dimmed lighting
• Designated quiet areas

*First hour of business may vary by store.

http://m.toysrus.ca/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3373022

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
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

*Home & Lifestyle Show (Newmarket)
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex
100 Eagle Street West
Newmarket, ON
Largest Show in the Heart of York Region! 
With landscaping to renovating to decorating, the show brings together products and vendors, expert ideas and home trends in one convenient location. Kids entertainment, DIY seminars & food!
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 – 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, April 8th, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Entrance Fee Admission – $5.00 per person Kids under 12 – Free

www.newmarketchamber.ca/homeshow

*Me So Chic Marketplace (Stouffville)
10am-4pm
Lebovic Centre Of The Arts
19 Civic Avenue
Stouffville, ON

A marketplace to come and network with other local business owners as well as shop till you drop. Fun kids zone and photo booth with other interactive vendors.

mesochic22@gmail.com

*April Weekends (Scarborough)
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

April might be rainy, but it’s always sunny at the Scarborough Museum! All month long the museum has flower themed crafts and a yummy spring egg pancake recipe for visitors to try! If you’re lucky you might even get to see the beginnings of the museum’s beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.

Canadian Taste Buds: April 28 & 29
The monthly Canadian Taste Buds recipe for April is light and sweet Lemon Meringues. They will definitely satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooth!

Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201802-fevrier-february

*Downsview Park Nature Connection (Toronto)
2pm-4pm
Downsview Park
70 Canuck Avenue (back door)
Toronto, ON Downsview Park staff will take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park!
Registration is required.

en.downsviewpark.ca/educate/nature-connection

*Grand Re-Opening McDonald’s (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
McDonald’s (Yonge and Eagle)
17155 Yonge St.
Newmarket, ON

Next Saturday April 7th at 12:30 p.m. local McDonald’s franchisee Peter Miller is reopening the doors of his Yonge and Eagle location (17155 Yonge St.) to celebrate the recent updates made to the restaurant.

Activities for Newmarket families including face painting and a live musical performance.

michael.pernal@post.mcdonalds.ca

 

*Green Living Show (Toronto)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

The Green Living Show is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event offers inspiration for all ages and features over 350 exhibitors focusing on eco home and garden design, local and organic food, wine and beer, health and wellness, eco fashion and green beauty, electric cars, nature exhibits and fun activities for the entire family. Discover influential speakers, engaging workshops, hands-on demonstrations, green car test drives and local beer and wine tastings. Join us this year and discover how you can become a healthier you, and help create a healthier planet!

www.greenlivingshow.ca/

*Nature Play in The Children’s Garden (Toronto)
1pm-2pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Earth Month – Join us for songs, art and stewardship during Earth month as we explore and celebrate our planet and the different plants and animals which call it home. See below for a list of themes for April.

Themes for April:
April 7 & 8 | Plants
April 14 & 15 | Birds
April 21 & 22 | Trees & Drop, Swap and Shop: Earth Day Weekend
April 28 & 29 | Animals

Cost-$5 suggested donation

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/nature-play-childrens-garden/

*Sunday’s at Westfield (Hamilton)
12:30pm-4pm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift Shop for unique finds.
You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on 500 beautiful acres.
For more information visit our website.

Admission: $11

www.westfieldheritage.ca

*Sunday FUNday – Steel Drums (Oshawa)
12pm-4pm
Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South
Robinson House
Oshawa, ON

Join Museum staff and members of Club Carib as they play and display the Club’s first steel pan. Take pleasure in the warm, soothing Caribbean music and dancing to get you ready for summer!
Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its collection.
12 – 4 pm in Robinson House.

http://oshawamuseum.org


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