APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 21 – 22, 2018)

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 21 – 22, 2018)

 



**SATURDAY,  APRIL 21, 2018**

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

Movie: Pup Star: Better 2Gether

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

*Play Day (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
11am-1pm
Toys R Us Stores
All Over Ontario
Join us for an outdoor inspired event featuring: active play demos, giveaways and more!

Little Tikes Tot Sports – Clearly Golf
FORE! Look out parents, as event participants will take their best swing with this fun golf set!

Little Tikes Tot Sports – Basketball Set
The oversize rim helps shots go in easier. The smaller basketball is easier to hold and shoot. More buckets mean more smiles!

Glove A Bubble & FREE Bubble Giveaway
Participants can make bubbles with their own hands! Just put on the glove, dip in the solution and wave your hands to create endless bubbles!

Alex Brand Backyard Safari Adventures – Survival Knots
The survival knot is perfect for the young survivalist or outdoorsman! Learn 12 different knots and how to use them in the great outdoors!

Kinetic Sand Giveaway
Squeezable sand where you can feel the fun! Pack it! Pull it! Shape it! Love It! You’ll never want to put it down!

No registration required. Activities recommended for kids 4 and up. All event material and giveaways are available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one giveaway per child.

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

*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.

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

*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 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/

*Nifty Nests and Bouncing Babies – Family Nature Walk (Toronto)
1:30pm-3pm
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Dr

Springtime breathes new life into High Park as many of our residents are having babies! Join us to explore who is being born at this time of year as well as looking out for their nifty and creative nests. You’ll also learn about some of the most quirky mating behaviours.
This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family!
No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person.

Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr.

Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person.

http://www.highparknaturecentre.com

*Earth Day Celebration (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Botanical Garden with a series of earth-friendly events for the entire family.
Come celebrate Earth Day at Toronto Botanical Garden! Help plant the Teaching Garden, create nature crafts, listen to nature-themed stories, ride the blender bike and more!
All activities take place in the Teaching Garden. Park in the TBG lot and then follow signs through Wilket Creek ravine to the west side of the creek to access the Teaching Garden.
Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Lug a mug and water bottle to help us reduce waste at this event.
FREE but registration is recommended. Stroller accessible.

www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/enjoy/special-events/earth-day-celebration/

*International Children’s Day (Toronto) (FREE)
1:30pm-5pm
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Turkish Society of Canada is organizing International Children’s Day Multicultural Dance and Art Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Nathan Phillips Square with the expected participation over 1000 guests representing the cultural mosaic of Toronto and participation of honourable guests, Members of Parliament, City Councillors, Trustees and Media.
Children from different cultural backgrounds will come together and celebrate the day with shows, folk dances and share their folk music. The program will consist of a variety of entertaining shows. Fun-fair activities such as clowns, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy stations, balloon sculpting and multicultural art shows by the communities will also take place where children have the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy the day and make friends all while being integrated to the highly cultural diversity found in Canada.
We would like to extend a special “thank-you” to the City of Toronto for their support in organizing this important event.
We are inviting the children of all nations to unite in Canada!
We look forward to seeing you and your family with us as we come together to celebrate International Children’s Day Multicultural Dance and Art Festival.

www.turkishcanada.org/international-childrens-day-multicultural-dance-and-art-festival/

*Monkeys Kids’ Club (Milton)
10am-12pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON

Celebrate Earth Day with the Milton Monkeys! Learn more about the environment, make and take home a neat globe craft and travel the mall to find answers to trivia questions in a fun and educational scavenger hunt.
The Milton Monkeys Kids’ Club is open to children ages 4 to 12 and is free of charge. Supplies are limited to the first 200 children.

For more information or to register on-line, visit www.miltonmall.com and click on Kids’ Club.

http://miltonmall.com

*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

*The Plant Faire at RBG (Burlington)
9am-2pm
Royal Botanical Gardens – RBG Centre
680 Plains Rd. W.
Burlington, ON

RBG is proud to present its second annual Plant Faire, a great way to get a head start on the gardening season, find unique plants for your home garden, and speak to passionate gardening professionals.
Vendors featuring unique seeds, specialty plants and native plants RBG ROYALSELECT™ plants
Educational presentations on the hour and half-hour
Displays by plant societies and horticultural groups
Expert information about gardening and plants
Food and drink
Admission with donation

http://www.rbg.ca/plant-faire

*Sheridan Sharks Kids’ Club (Mississauga) (FREE)
2pm-4pm
Sheridan Centre
2225 Erin Mills Parkway South
Mississauga, ON

Celebrate Earth Day with the Sheridan Sharks! Learn more about the environment, make and take home a neat globe craft and travel the mall to find answers to trivia questions in a fun and educational scavenger hunt.
The Sheridan Sharks Kids’ Club is open to children ages 4 to 12 and is free of charge. Supplies are limited to the first 200 children.

For more information or to register on-line, visit www.sheridancentre.ca and click on Kids’ Club.

http://www.sheridancentre.ca



**SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018**

*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

*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

*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 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/

*Downsview Park Earth Day (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Downsview Park
Carl Hall & John Drury
Toronto, ON

Fun for the whole family!
Earth Day at Downsview Park has been a yearly tradition tree plantings that has helped us build our urban forest; thousands of trees have been planted by families, groups and organizations which are beautifying the Park and will be enjoyed for generations to come. For our 2018 Earth Day celebration Downsview Park will offer new and different programming, which will include an afternoon of activities, stewardship and education.
Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with a variety of FREE activities for the whole family. All programs run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Activities:
-Birds of prey demonstrations (11:30-3:30)
-Seed ball making
-Garlic-mustard pesto making (12:30-1:00, 3:30-4:00)
-Arts and crafts station- Using natural materials
-Face painting (11:30-3:30)
-Sing-along by the campfire, complete with marshmallows (11:30-3:30)
-Family Nature walk (11:00-12:00, 1:30-2:30, 3:00-4:00)
-Invasive species removal (11:30-12:30, 2:30-3:30)
-Litter pick-up
-Urban Farm Open House, Pop-Up Garden Centre and -Plant Sale at Fresh City Farms
Participants may learn more about some of our tenants that are making a positive impact like Fresh City Farms, Toronto Beekeepers Collective, Toronto Wildlife Centre and Toronto Black Farmers and Growers.

http://en.downsviewpark.ca/event/Earth-Day-2018

*Earth Day POP-UP Adventure Playground (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St W
Trinity Bellwoods Park, between Queen St. W. and Dundas St. W. (north of the playground)
Toronto, ON

Springfree Trampoline and Earth Day Canada have partnered to host the Springfree for Earth Day Pop-Up Adventure Playground – an outdoor, media and family-focused event intended to highlight the link between outdoor play, physical literacy and environmental action.
At the Springfree for Earth Day Pop-Up Adventure Playground, children will be provided with an environment which allows them to truly be kids – without the distraction of screens and technology – and encourages them to exercise self-reliance and creativity to have fun.

www.earthday.ca

*Earth Day (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

Rediscover how old-fashioned “make do and mend” habits can help the planet! Create environmentally-friendly artwork, visit our historic 1940s Cottage to sample a ration-era recipe, and tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley.

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

*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

*Earth Day (Simcoe)
1pm-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

Celebrate our beautiful planet Earth with an afternoon of crafts and activities.

http://museum.simcoe.ca


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