MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 12-13, 2018)

MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 12-13, 2018)

To all of the mothers reading this…
Being a mother is the hardest job you will ever have.  Take a day to be appreciated for all that you do!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Entertain Kids On A Dime is not responsible for any events listed below. All events can be cancelled or changed at any time. 


**SATURDAY,  MAY 12, 2018**

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

Movie: Jumanji

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

*Mother’s Day Event (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
11am-1pm
Toys R Us Stores
All Over Ontario

Let’s cook up some fun with Barbie® this Mother’s Day weekend!
Decorate a cookie treat with your kids and receive a $5 Shopping Card*. Explore the Barbie® Pizza Chef Doll and Playset and create doll-sized mini pizzas through our demo and play session!

No registration required. Limit three cookies per child. While quantities last. *No purchase necessary.Available instore only. Shopping card will be distributed to adults only. Redeem with minimum spend of $5 or more (before taxes) Some conditions apply, see card for details. While they last.

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

*Free Kids Building Workshop (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
The 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.
Check locations near you for details.
Build a Windmill Planter
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 windmill planter out of wood.

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

*Doors Open Richmond Hill (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Various Sites in Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill, ON

• The Key to Exploring your Community
• Doors Open Richmond Hill is an event that supports cultural sites in the community to open their doors to
everyone. This FREE event is part of Doors Open Ontario, launched in 2002 by the Ontario Heritage Trust
• Discover the heritage, architecture and culture Richmond Hill has to offer at our 15 featured sites.
• Full details and a Map of all 15 locations is available at www.richmondhill.ca/doorsopen
• For the map in an alternative form, please contact Heritage Services at 905-737-1818, ext 6010

Free of charge

https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/things-to-do/resources/880-DoorsOpenBrochure_WEB.pdf

*Joe Persechini’s Charity Midway (Newkmarket)
Newmarket Magna Centre
800 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON

The Joe Persechini Charity Midway is coming to town May 10th to 13th. This year’s Midway is moving to the MAGNA CENTRE and once again, you can take advantage of a great deal on a ‘RIDE ALL DAY” Midway pass. For just $25 dollars go on as many rides as you can all day long! Passes are only available ONLINE so get yours today and help support Easter Seals and Southlake Regional Hospital.

https://campbellamusements.com/event/joe-persechini-charity-midway

*Science Rendezvous (Markham)
10am-3pm
Main Street Markham
132 Robinson Street
Markham, ON

Science Rendezvous is Full STEAM Ahead! Saturday, May 12, 2018, and you are invited!
Science Rendezvous takes science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) research and innovation out of the lab and onto the street for you to discover and experience.
Hands on experiments, make-and-take projects, and demonstrations will allow you and your family to participate, and really get into the action.

Join us on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at the Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market to experience this great community event!

http://www.sciencerendezvous.ca/event_sites/york-university

*World Migratory Bird Day (Scarborough) (FREE)
8am-1pm
Rouge National Urban Park, Zoo Road Welcome Area
1749 Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join Parks Canada and the Toronto Zoo as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in Rouge National Urban Park. Come celebrate the return of migratory birds in the Rouge and help us kickoff of the 2018 Toronto Bird Celebration! This free outdoor event invites birders of all ages and levels to enjoy a full morning of guided birding outings, activities and live bird shows.
Live birds of prey shows and displays by Wild Ontario
Expert-led guided birding outings (registration required)
Club Parka “Birding 101” programming for kids!
Learn how to start your own native wildflower garden the Pickering Bloomers and Britches Heritage Gardeners
Self-guided trail games and bird scavenger hunt
Face painting
Birding crafts
Interactive displays by Earth Rangers and the Toronto Wildlife Centre!
Event Schedule:
8 a.m. – Guided birding outings*
9:15 a.m. – Birding with Parka outing
9:30 a.m. – Guided birding outings*
10 a.m. – Wild Ontario Birds of Prey show
11:15 a.m. – Birding with Parka outing
12 noon – Wild Ontario Birds of Prey show
1 p.m. – More World Migratory Bird Day activities at the Toronto Zoo!

*Pre-registration is required. To register for guided birding outings, contact echristens@torontozoo.ca or call (416) 392-5960.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/evenements-events-2018/20180512–oiseau-bird

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

Tea brings people together, and Scarborough Museum wants to share this tradition with you! Come in and try savoury scones baked over the open fire, with a cup tea. For Mother’s Day let mom have a break with these delicious treats, while kids make a Mother’s Day card and try their hand at a paper tea cup craft. It’s high time for tea time all May long at Scarborough Museum!

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.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201805-mai-may

*MAP Family Saturdays (All Over Toronto) (FREE)
Toronto Public Library (Select Locations)
Toronto, ON

This fall join us on Saturdays to explore the different museums in the city.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Erp=20&N=37867&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0&Ntt=map+saturday&view=grid

*Science Rendezvous (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
1 Bridgepoint Drive
Room 850-2

Come out and be a scientist for a day! Join volunteers from the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute for Science Rendezvous, a family friendly science festival.
This event will take place on Saturday May 12th from 12-4pm in the main floor auditorium at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare.
Extract your own DNA, make DNA models from candy, control a robotic claw with your brain and get your face painted.
This event is completely free of charge and open to the general public.

http://www.scihigh.ca

*Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-9pm
Several Toronto Locations
Toronto, ON

The 6th Annual Spring Festival is the largest free outdoor event held within our BIA, attracting thousands of local & neighbouring visitors to the heart of Parkdale Village! Be a part of this vibrant event & help support the arts, community, culture, diversity & shopping local. Enjoy 150+ vendors, entertainers, a 10,000sqft Kids Zone, over 5 Markets including the 10,000sqft Foodora Night Market showcasing local Chefs & new this year is the Zero Waste Fair.

Sidewalk Festival – 11 am to 6 pm. Foodora Night Market – 4 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Queen Street West from Roncesvalles to Dufferin
Foodora Night Market – 1325 Queen St W
Kids Zone – 1624 Queen St W
Zero Waste Fair – Zero Waste Fair vendors are located around the Library, along Cowan and within Masark-Cowan Park
Parkdale Flea Market – Parkdale Flea vendors are within the Dufferin Amphitheatre and along Noble Street
Cycling Zone – 1586 Queen St W
Community Zone – 1313 Queen St W

http://parkdalevillagebia.com/festival

*Pampered Pooches T.O. (Toronto) (Free Admission)
11am-6pm
Liberty Village Presentation Center – West Parking
80 Lynn Williams
Toronto, ON

Are you a dog lover? Then this is the place for you! Join us Saturday, May 12th, 2018 in Toronto’s beautiful Liberty Village from 11AM-6PM for Toronto’s one and ONLY West End doggie festival!
Powered by Toronto Art Crawl, Pampered Pooches T.O. is a one-stop-pooch-shop for the urban dog owner.
It is FREE to attend and is the perfect combination of unique shopping and infotainment, where you and your dog can indulge in food, fashion, pet health, grooming, and so much more!
Our event is located at 80 Lynn Williams, Liberty Village Presentation Center – West Parking Lot (facing Shops at Liberty King inc. Metro, Cibc, The Beer Store, Starbucks etc).

http://www.pamperedpoochesto.com

*Compassion & Tolerance (Toronto)
9am-3:30pm
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St. W., Toronto
Toronto, ON

Come celebrate Truth, Compassion, Tolerance!
Bring health and joy into your life with Falun Dafa!
The Falun Dafa meditation and exercise community invites you to come celebrate the universal principles of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance.
Enjoy on-stage entertainment, explosive lion dances, traditional Chinese drummers, arts & crafts activities for the kids, and join in a grand parade led by a 150-piece marching band!
There will also be free meditation and qigong exercises classes!
This annual fun filled event takes place from 9:00am-3:30pm on Saturday May 12th at Nathan Phillips Square.
Bring the whole family for a wonderful afternoon!
9:00-11:00am: Group exercises – Come learn the exercises. It’s free and everyone is welcome.
11:30 – noon: Opening speeches/performance – Join local VIPs to share in the beauty of Falun Dafa.
12:00-3:30pm: Live performances – Lion dance, classical Chinese dance, ancient instruments. Prepared to be delighted by the beauty of traditional Chinese culture.
1:15-3:00pm: Grand parade through downtown – Come watch the parade that will bring the joy and beauty of Falun Dafa to the streets of Toronto. Stand against the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China.
Don’t miss calligraphy, lotus flower folding, kids face painting and more from 11:00am to 3:30pm.
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http://www.facebook.com/events/439867873120294/

*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

*Family Petting Zoo (Hamilton) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
35 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON

FREE PETTING ZOO:
WHERE: Outside the Jackson Square entrance to the Market. This takes place inside the mall, right outside the doors to the Market.
MORE INFO: Educate the whole family about farm animals and even get the opportunity to feed some of the animals. Some the barn yard animals you’ll get to meet include a young baby sheep & the parents, goats, chickens, rabbits, and more

http://hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca/article/mother-s-day-at-the-market-free-petting-zoo-live-music

*VegFest (Mississauga)
11am-6pm
Port Credit Memorial Arena
40 Stavebank Rd
Mississauga, ON

Mississauga VegFest is the city’s first vegan festival! Over 60 vendors will showcase the GTHA’s finest veg-based food, drink, clothing & accessories, products, advocate groups and free children’s activities.
VegFest is the place for everyone from foodies, animal and earth lovers, to the health-conscious. Whether you just want to eat mouth-watering food or want to save the world, all are welcome to explore the life of animal-free alternatives to benefit humans, animals and the environment!
Join the thousands of vegan and veg-curious visitors at Port Credit Memorial Arena on Saturday, May 12th from 11 am to 6 pm. Admission is free!

http://www.mississaugavegfest.ca/



**MAY 13, 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

*Joe Persechini’s Charity Midway (Newmarket)
Newmarket Magna Centre
800 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON

The Joe Persechini Charity Midway is coming to town May 10th to 13th. This year’s Midway is moving to the MAGNA CENTRE and once again, you can take advantage of a great deal on a ‘RIDE ALL DAY” Midway pass. For just $25 dollars go on as many rides as you can all day long! Passes are only available ONLINE so get yours today and help support Easter Seals and Southlake Regional Hospital.

https://campbellamusements.com/event/joe-persechini-charity-midway

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

Tea brings people together, and Scarborough Museum wants to share this tradition with you! Come in and try savoury scones baked over the open fire, with a cup tea. For Mother’s Day let mom have a break with these delicious treats, while kids make a Mother’s Day card and try their hand at a paper tea cup craft. It’s high time for tea time all May long at Scarborough Museum!

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.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201805-mai-may

*Mother’s Day Tea and Tour (Toronto)
1pm-4pm
Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea. Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.

Cost: $7 plus tax

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

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

It feels like home to me! Create a personal and unique resist watercolour painting inspired by our beloved home, family, friends, pets and toys!

http://rmg.on.ca/events/opg-second-sundays/


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