Category: April 2016 Calendar

APRIL/MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 29- May 1, 2016)
APRIL/MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 29- May 1, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNETREE BOOKS DEAL
MagneTree Books are the newest thing in personalized books! These unique books are magnetic and use your own pictures to put your child’s loved ones right into the story. MagneTree Books is a family company founded by a local Richmond Hill mom and her brother. The stories are ideal for ages 2-5.

HOW IT WORKS
1) Chose your story (boy or girl)
2) Upload 9 photos of mom/dad/siblings/grandparents/pets.
3) DONE! We send your book out within a day or two.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL FOR THIS GROUP!
Get 10% off your order using coupon code ‘EKOAD10’ when placing your order.
For more information, go to: http://www.magnetree.ca

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RUG RATS EXPO THIS WEEKEND!

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The 3rd Our Rugrats Kids EXPO is happening on THIS SATURDAY April 30th at The Trio Sportsplex in Vaughan!

Sign up below to get your FREE TICKETS!
https://woodbridge.snapd.com/#/events/view/854208

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CUTE KIDS STUFF DEAL
Use code “EKOADmom!” to get a FREE PAPYRUS Mother’s Day Card (Value up to $8.95) when they buy anything on www.CuteKidStuff.com between now and Mother’s Day. (You need to put the card you want in your cart, then apply the code to get it for free.)

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Summer Camp at Discovery Academy private school​ in Richmond Hill is awesome. I have toured their private school grounds and I was very impressed.

This Day Camp:
• Is for Kids SK to Grade 5
• Combines education, creativity, and fun.

Cost is $300 per week and includes a full course lunch each day.

http://www.discoveryacademy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Web-page-summer-camp-2016.pdf

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**FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 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

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Richmond Hill)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
SilverCity Richmond Hill
8725 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.

Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.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

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Oakville)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
Film.ca Cinemas
171 Speers Road
Unit 25
Oakville, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.
Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.com

*Arts For Life Children’s Festival (Mississauga)
11am-5pm
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre presents the Arts For Life Children’s Festival – a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, activities and opportunities for kids to express their creativity. The weekend features both ticketed and free events and activities for your 4 to 12 year old children; theatre performances, family-friendly music and entertainment, a Creative Zone, dance and visual arts activities, and much more!

Free Outdoor Activities
Miniature Train Ride
Face Painting
Airbrush Tattoos
Native Storytelling
Interactive Inflatables
And more!
Free Indoor Activities
Creative Zone – Arts and Crafts Stations
Entertainment Stage with musical and dance performances
Roaming Entertainers

http://www.livingartscentre.ca

 

 

 

 


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016**

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

Movie:  THE NEVER ENDING STORY

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

*Our Rug Rats Expo (Vaughan) (FREE)
9:30am-3:30pm
TRIO Sportsplex
607 City View Blvd.
Vaughan, ON

Come out and join us for our 3rd Annual Our Rug Rats Expo.
Lots of fun and interactive activities for children of all ages. Information and resources for parents, live music, food fun & games and MUCH MORE! Check out our website for more information on this and other exciting events.

www.ourbrands.ca

*Paint a Pot & Plant a Seed (Vaughan)
11:30am-12:30pm
Dufferin Clark Library
1441 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, ON

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Celebrate Earth Day by showing your green thumb at Paint a Pot & Plant a Seed! Paint a clay pot at the library, then take it home along with some soil and seeds and watch your plant grow. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.

http://www.vaughanpl.info/programs/view/1782

*Movie Madness (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
2pm-3pm
Central Library
1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Looking for a great way to spend an afternoon? Join us for Movie Madness at the Library!
On Saturday April 30th, we will be showing the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

Please feel free to bring a nut-free snack to the movie.

Tickets for the movie will be handed out 15 minutes before the movie starts in the Warm Walkway on the East Side. There is a limit of 80 tickets for each movie.

Note: An adult must stay with all children under the age of 8 years during the entire movie. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up for the safety of the child.

http://www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/Programs/ProgramDetail.cfm?programID=728

*Grand Opening (Richmond Hill)
1:30pm-6:30pm
Bytes Burgers ‘n Fries
10066 Bayview Ave Unit #1
Richmond hill, ON

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All are welcome to join in for great food and fun at the newly opened Bytes Burgers ‘n’ Fries!!

Come out and try burgers, fries, hand battered fish n’ chips, home made souvlaki , soft ice cream and much more!!

There will be face painting, balloon twisting, a visit from Princess Jasmine, close up magic and more.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non profit organization.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Bytes Burgers ‘n’ Fries!!!

http://www.bytesburgers.com

*Parent & Child Cookie Decorating Workshop (Toronto)
2pm-4pm
Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas Street W
Toronto, ON

Get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day with a special cookie-decorating workshop for Mom with Mom! Or, surprise her with a decorated gift with Dad’s help! Each parent/child team will decorate and prepare a Cookie Bouquet consisting of flowers, birds, and seasonal themed cookies, while learning techniques such as painting and flooding. Maximum of two children per parent.

Pre-registration only. Call 416-394-8113.

$25 plus tax for each parent/child team.

http://www.toronto.ca/montgomerysinn

*Miss Lou’s Room Family Activities (Toronto) (FREE)
12:00pm–3:00pm
Miss Lou’s Room
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

We all have stories to tell and we should take pride in our own culture. Come and learn about Miss Lou as you explore our interactive exhibit and participate in engaging hands-on family activities.

Month-Long Activity: Puzzling Protagonist
This month, in addition to the specific weekend activity listed, create a character drawing and turn it into a unique puzzle. Challenge your friends and family to piece it together.

April 30 & May 1: Flip Book

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=7030&festival_id=0

*Halton Community Resource Fair (Milton) (FREE)
10am-2pm
Craig Kielburger Secondary School
1151 Ferguson Dr
Milton, ON

A great opportunity to learn more about the services offered in your community.

ALL WELCOME
FREE Admission & Parking

• Bouncy Castles (Weather Permitting)
• Face Painting
• Henna Tattoos
• Prizes
• Food Trucks (Cost)

http://goo.gl/EV5D0n

*Arts For Life Children’s Festival (Mississauga)
11am-5pm
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre presents the Arts For Life Children’s Festival – a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, activities and opportunities for kids to express their creativity. The weekend features both ticketed and free events and activities for your 4 to 12 year old children; theatre performances, family-friendly music and entertainment, a Creative Zone, dance and visual arts activities, and much more!

Free Outdoor Activities
Miniature Train Ride
Face Painting
Airbrush Tattoos
Native Storytelling
Interactive Inflatables
And more!
Free Indoor Activities
Creative Zone – Arts and Crafts Stations
Entertainment Stage with musical and dance performances
Roaming Entertainers

http://www.livingartscentre.ca

*Tilley Community Carnival (Bowmanville)
10am-2pm
45 Westside Drive
Bowmanville, ON

This carnival is going to be amazing for all ages, even parents too!
Some highlights:
-Vendors
-Bouncy Castles
-Carnival games and prizes
-Door Prizes
-Food
-Petting Zoo
-Fire Truck (interactive)
-Book Fair
-And so much more…

https://www.facebook.com/events/492501227621901/


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**MONDAY, MAY 1, 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

*Mom2Mom Sale (Newmarket)
11am-3pm
Ray Twinney Complex
100 Eagle St West
Newmarket, ON

Fee: $3 Admission
The original Mom2Mom Sale of the Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Stouffville and Richmond Hill area is coming to the Ray Twinney Complex on May 1st for it’s 10th year. Don’t miss great deals from moms and local businesses. The Newmarket Mom2Mom sale has plenty of fun for kids in the Kids Zone with bouncy castle, balloon animals, vendors, demos, magic show and more!

https://m.facebook.com/events/969187636483364/

*Guided Walk (Stouffville)
10am-12pm
Hollidge Tract
16389 Highway 48
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Celebrate Earth Week in the forest! Discover the many health benefits of spending time in the forest. Learn how to protect the wild places you love. Registration required for guided walks.

http://york.ca/forestevents

*Miss Lou’s Room Family Activities (Toronto) (FREE)
12:00pm–3:00pm
Miss Lou’s Room
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

We all have stories to tell and we should take pride in our own culture. Come and learn about Miss Lou as you explore our interactive exhibit and participate in engaging hands-on family activities.

Month-Long Activity: Puzzling Protagonist
This month, in addition to the specific weekend activity listed, create a character drawing and turn it into a unique puzzle. Challenge your friends and family to piece it together.

April 30 & May 1: Flip Book

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm?id=7030&festival_id=0

*Arts For Life Children’s Festival (Mississauga)
11am-5pm
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre presents the Arts For Life Children’s Festival – a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, activities and opportunities for kids to express their creativity. The weekend features both ticketed and free events and activities for your 4 to 12 year old children; theatre performances, family-friendly music and entertainment, a Creative Zone, dance and visual arts activities, and much more!

Free Outdoor Activities
Miniature Train Ride
Face Painting
Airbrush Tattoos
Native Storytelling
Interactive Inflatables
And more!
Free Indoor Activities
Creative Zone – Arts and Crafts Stations
Entertainment Stage with musical and dance performances
Roaming Entertainers

http://www.livingartscentre.ca


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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR EVENT ON THE ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A DIME CALENDAR?

*Please note that your event must INCLUDE this to be CONSIDERED:
*Admission is Free or Under $15
*The event must have kid’s activities or entertainment
*The even must be held in the province of Ontario
*Your event must have a website or Facebook Page with information
*You must send your event 1 WEEK BEFORE the date!

To Submit an Event, Click HERE!

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 22 – April 24, 2016)
APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 22 – April 24, 2016)

Hello Everyone!

To those who celebrate Passover, I hope you and your families have a great holidays. The weather is looking nice for this weekend, so enjoy it with your kids!


 

Passover Camp DEAL At Reptilia

You can pay for as many days as you want.

Camp Cost: $45 per day from 8:30am-4:30pm.
(Regular Price: $69 per day)

Camp is for ages 4-12 years of age.

*Limited Spots available.
For more information, go to: http://www.peachybuy.com/mom

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Get your tickets for the Entertain Kids: REPTILIA PARTY​ on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 5pm-7pm!

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/entertain-kids-reptilia-party-tickets-24444135066

(Tickets are less than the price of general admission)

You MUST buy your tickets in advance.

Your ticket includes all entertainment and hands on activities, swag bags, zoo admission and pizza and a drink!

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GREAT WOLF LODGE DEAL FOR THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 24th!

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Summer Camp at Discovery Academy private school​ in Richmond Hill is awesome. I have toured their private school grounds and I was very impressed.

This Day Camp:
• Is for Kids SK to Grade 5
• Combines education, creativity, and fun.

Cost is $300 per week and includes a full course lunch each day.

http://www.discoveryacademy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Web-page-summer-camp-2016.pdf

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NEW CONTEST: WIN $100 GIFT CARD TO WALMART!

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My then 3 year old was with me in line at the grocery store and she very loudly pointed and said, “Oh mommy can I have penis, I love penis!”….She meant to say peanuts, but the older woman in front if me was mortified!

-Nancy S. (Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group Member)

 


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**FRIDAY, April 22, 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

* The Incredible World of Bugs (Vaughan)
1pm-8pm
Al Palladini Community Centre
9201 Islington Ave.
Vaughan, 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.

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Richmond Hill)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
SilverCity Richmond Hill
8725 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.

Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.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

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Oakville)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
Film.ca Cinemas
171 Speers Road
Unit 25
Oakville, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.
Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.com

*Earth Day Expo (St. Catherines)
10am-3pm
Earth Day Expo 2016
91 King Street
St. Catharines, ON

The children of the Niagara Region are invited to come join us as we learn about recycling, water conservation,composting,energy conservation and much more all through fun and interactive activities!

lphan@niagarasustainability.org

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 22-24, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!

Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
Debunk car seat myths at the Car Seat Safety and Installation Seminar and book into the brand new Graco Car Seat Clinic on Sunday, April 24th where CPSAC certified technicians will check and install seats for all ages, across any brand
Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
Meet your favourite characters including Angelina Ballerina, Jess the Cat and Little Charmers
Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
Sing and dance along to Dora the Explorer at the Toddler Time Stage

Cost
$10 – $16 (kids under 12 are free)

http://www.babytimeshows.ca

*Friday Flicks (Barrie)
7pm-9pm
Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Ave.
Barrie, ON
Bring some popcorn and join us at Painswick 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 April 22, we’ll be screening the movie Turbo (Rated G, 96 min.) After a freak accident, a garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world might just realize his goal.

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

 


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 23 2016**

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

Movie:  THE CROODS

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

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Vaughan)
11am-5pm
Al Palladini Community Centre
9201 Islington Ave.
Vaughan, 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.

*Spring Movie (Aurora)
4pm-7:30pm
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC)
1400 Wellingtong Street East
Aurora, ON

Spring Movie in the SARC – we are kicking off the Movies in the Park series early this year with an indoor movie at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. On Saturday April 23 we will show Minions. The pre-movie activities are from 4-6pm and the movie starts at 6:15pm. The movie will be in the Pfaff Areana (the ice is out) so bring a lawn chair or blanket as we are sitting on the concrete. Entrance is FREE. A food donation for the local food pantry is appreciated.

http://www.aurora.ca/moviesinthepark

*Guided Earth Week Walk (Stouffville) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Hollidge Tract
16389 Highway 48
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Celebrate Earth Week in the forest! Discover the many health benefits of spending time in the forest. Learn how to protect the wild places you love. Registration required for guided walks.

http://york.ca/forestevents

*Earth Month Celebration (Markham)
9:30am-6pm
CF Markville
5000 Highway 7
Markham, ON

Come by and learn to live a more sustainable lifestyle all year long. Enjoy a free family-friendly event that features an engaging and educational sustainability fair.
Brought to you by the City of Markham, and supported by Markham’s Environmental Advisory Committee.

www.markham.ca/EarthMonth!

*Battle of York Commemorative Weekend (Toronto)
Historic Fort York
100 Garrison Road
Toronto, ON

Fort York commemorates the 203rd Battle of York, fought on April 27 1813.
The day features drill and musket firing demonstrations, Georgian-era cooking techniques in the Officers’ Quarters kitchen, and tours of the fort and barracks with period animation. There is also a 1812-era soldiering drills for children.

Price Summary: Included with admission to Fort York (Adults: $7.96, Seniors (65+)/Youth (13–18 yrs.): $4.87, Children (6–12 yrs.): $3.76, Children (5 and under): Free)
Audience: All ages

*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! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork. Tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Learn about the impact of industrialization on our landscape through a special guided tour of the site.

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

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

Kick off the growing season with TBG’s Family Earth Day celebration! Follow the signs up for a 5-10 minute walk through Edwards Gardens to the Teaching Garden, including a stroller accessible route. Guided walks to the Teaching Garden will take place throughout the afternoon.

Activities include:
– Guided Hikes
– Make your own totally green drink! Smoothie ingredients picked fresh from the garden and blended via pedal power (Blender Bike)
– Plant Dinosaur Kale
– Earth Day Scavenger Hunts
– Tree Puzzle Crafts, Build a Miniature Dinosaur Garden and Seed papermaking with DiscoverAbility
– Story Time with Don Mills Library
– Performance from VIBE Arts Youth Artist-in-Residence

http://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/learn/kids/earth-day-family

*Kid’s Club (Milton)
10am-2pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON

Kids’ Club friends get earth friendly! Create your own veggie garden at 10 am and learn some new conservation ideas from the experts at 11 am. And, we’re launching our Plant a Tree, Win some Green Contest on April 23rd – enter to win a $500 gift card from Terra Greenhouses when you pick up your free tree seedling from the Kids’ Club Registration Table – all of the contest details are on the tag attached to the seedling.
The club is open to children ages 4 to 12 – there’s no need to register, but if you do sign up while you are at the event, your child will receive a free backpack and membership card entitling them to more gifts when they reach 10 and 20 visits.

http://www.miltonmall.com

*Doors Open (Guelph) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Doors Open Guelph
Various locations
Guelph, ON

Doors Open Guelph is a free day-long celebration of Guelph’s finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. The program aims to showcase and celebrate the hidden gems as well as the great resources, businesses, and creative spaces in Guelph.
The intent of Doors Open Guelph is to build awareness of creative, artistic, cultural, built, and natural heritage among community residents and visitors by providing free access to buildings and properties of architectural and historical value.

http://www.guelpharts.ca/doors-open-guelph

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 22-24, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!

Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
Debunk car seat myths at the Car Seat Safety and Installation Seminar and book into the brand new Graco Car Seat Clinic on Sunday, April 24th where CPSAC certified technicians will check and install seats for all ages, across any brand
Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
Meet your favourite characters including Angelina Ballerina, Jess the Cat and Little Charmers
Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
Sing and dance along to Dora the Explorer at the Toddler Time Stage

Cost
$10 – $16 (kids under 12 are free)

http://www.babytimeshows.ca

*Mayfield West Spring Fair (Caledon)
10am-2pm
Southfields Village Public School
110 Learmount Avenue
Caledon, ON

This FREE family event will provide a ton of fun for the entire family.
Kids will get to visit the KIDZONE with fun games, activities and scheduled events such as a Sing-A-Long with Cinderella, Spring Time Storytime with Caledon Public Library, Cardio Kids Drumming session with Caledon Parks & Recreation and Interactive Musical Entertainment with Caitlin for Kids.
In partnership with the Town of Caledon, families will also be able to enjoy outdoor activities on the school grounds with the Walk, Bike and Roll fair. Families will enjoy learning about enhancing their lifestyles and participating in the Bike Safety Station and Guided Community Walk along the Etobicoke Creek.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1715103285438219/

*Earth Day Fun Fair (Ajax) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Lincoln Avenue Public School
70 Lincoln Street
Ajax ON

Come and celebrate Earth Day with games, crafts, silent auction, children’s raffle, bake sale and lunch, great giveaways and prizes. Meet local artist Geordie Lishman, donate a used bicycle to Africycle, recycle your old cell phone with PhoneApes in support of the Toronto Zoo, bring your electronic waste for recycling and purchase a rain barrel (pick up May 19). Fun for the whole family.

laura@lauramcbride.ca

*Equestrian Summer Camp Expo (Pickering) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Belle Wood Equestrian Centre
2745 6th Concession Road
Pickering ON

Second annual summer camp expo. Meet the instructors, coaches and ponies for Summer Camp 2016. Jjumping castle, pancakes, Easter egg hunt for prizes and much more. Proceeds to be donated to the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation to benefit the Ajax and Pickering hospital.

905-995-3109

 


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**SUNDAY,  APRIL 24, 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

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Vaughan)
11am-5pm
Al Palladini Community Centre
9201 Islington Ave.
Vaughan, 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.

*Kids Super Sunday Party (Scarborough)
1pm-3pm
Boston Pizza Morningside
25 Cinemart Drive
Scarborough, ON

Come Join us for our Kids Super Sunday and Hang out with Lionel!
$4.99 Kids Meals
Loot Bags
Face painting
Colouring Contest

schoutena@bostonpizza.com

*Battle of York Commemorative Weekend (Toronto)
Historic Fort York
100 Garrison Road
Toronto, ON

Fort York commemorates the 203rd Battle of York, fought on April 27 1813.
The day features drill and musket firing demonstrations, Georgian-era cooking techniques in the Officers’ Quarters kitchen, and tours of the fort and barracks with period animation. There is also a 1812-era soldiering drills for children.

Price Summary: Included with admission to Fort York (Adults: $7.96, Seniors (65+)/Youth (13–18 yrs.): $4.87, Children (6–12 yrs.): $3.76, Children (5 and under): Free)
Audience: All ages

416-392-6907

*Earth Day Tree Planting (Toronto)
11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm or 2:30pm
Downsview Park
70 Canuck Avenue (Parking lot)
Toronto, ON

Come out and participate in Downsview Park’s annual Earth Day tree planting!

Participation is free, pre-registration is required and a non-perishable food item is requested for donation in support of the North York Harvest Food Bank.

How to Sign Up:
Please RSVP as an individual or group using the following tree planting time slots.

Slot One: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Slot Two: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Slot Three: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Slot Four: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Meet in the parking lot at the base of 70 Canuck Avenue (near the corner of Keele Street/Sheppard Avenue) and follow signs to check in. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your selected time slot.

A drop-in campfire with marshmallows and a self-guided park tour brochure will be available for the duration of the event, while supplies last.

One tree planted per person/family, while trees last. Shovels and tools provided. Staff are available to assist. Please dress appropriately. Rain, snow or shine.
Your non-perishable food item (such as canned goods) will be donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Please register in advance as drop-ins may not be accommodated.
All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register online.

http://downsviewpark.ca/en/event/earth-day-2016

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 22-24, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!

Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
Debunk car seat myths at the Car Seat Safety and Installation Seminar and book into the brand new Graco Car Seat Clinic on Sunday, April 24th where CPSAC certified technicians will check and install seats for all ages, across any brand
Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
Meet your favourite characters including Angelina Ballerina, Jess the Cat and Little Charmers
Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
Sing and dance along to Dora the Explorer at the Toddler Time Stage

Cost
$10 – $16 (kids under 12 are free)

http://www.babytimeshows.ca/

 


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*Please note that your event must INCLUDE this to be CONSIDERED:
*Admission is Free or Under $15
*The event must have kid’s activities or entertainment
*The even must be held in the province of Ontario
*Your event must have a website or Facebook Page with information
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APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 15- April 17, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Everyone. I am sad to say that my Husband’s Uncle Brian passed away yesterday. We are all still in shock and heart broken. I was working on the calendar this week to keep my mind busy. Thanks again for anyone who sent well wishes to my family.

I hope you all get to enjoy the weekend!


 

Passover Camp DEAL At Reptilia. 

You can pay for as many days as you want.

Camp Cost: $45 per day from 8:30am-4:30pm.
(Regular Price: $69 per day)

Camp is for ages 4-12 years of age.

*Limited Spots available.
For more information, go to: http://www.peachybuy.com/mom

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$200 Canadian Tire Gift Card Contest ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT!

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Find out how you can win a $200 CANADIAN TIRE GIFT CARD from Entertain Kids On A Dime by following the instructions below!

Thank you to MY BROTHER Jordan Waxman from Hollywood North Auto Parts​ for running this contest!

 

Good Luck Everyone!

 


 

Get your tickets for the Entertain Kids: REPTILIA PARTY​ on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 5pm-7pm!

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/entertain-kids-reptilia-party-tickets-24444135066

(Tickets are less than the price of general admission)

You MUST buy your tickets in advance.

Your ticket includes all entertainment and hands on activities, swag bags, zoo admission and pizza and a drink!

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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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STUCK AT HOME WITH THE KIDS?
Did you know that KIDS’ CBC has educational activities to do with your kids that are FREE or inexpensive to do?

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http://www.cbc.ca/parents/guide/tag/spring

Printable Spring Scavenger Hunt: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/printable-spring-scavenger-hunt
Recycled Water Bottle Wind Spirals: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/water-bottle-wind-spirals
7 Activities for Little Bird Lovers: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/8-activities-for-little-bird-lovers

 

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My 3 year old likes to tell me he ran out of farting power.

-Rebecca P. (Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group Member)

 

 


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**FRIDAY, April 15, 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

*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 15: Harry Potter Wands: Yes, the wand chooses you, but first you must make it.

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

*Celebrate Earth Day Craft (Toronto)
10am-3pm
Perth/Dupont Library
1589 Dupont Street
Toronto, ON

Come and drop in to celebrate Earth Day. Make a newspaper pot and then plant some wild flower seeds to attract bees.

416-393-7677

*Plasticine Play PA Day (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Don Mills Library
888 Lawrence Ave E,
Toronto, ON

Mold and shape plasticine into different creations on your day off from school. Movies, crafts, activities and more! Ages 6-12.

Drop-in.

(416) 395-5710

 


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016**

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

Movie: RIO

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

*Bye Bye Snow (Newmarket)
10am-4pm
Newmarket Community Center and Lions Hall
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Summer is coming! Welcome the season with some shopping? Spice up your wardrobe, buy new jewelry, get your body summer-time-ready with some beauty products, OR come taste fresh & creative meals. Come out and support local crafters and vendors!
40+ Vendors
FREE Goodie bags
FREE Entry
FREE Parking
FREE Pictures with Superman

We ask everyone to bring any clothing or other small items they find around the house that they don’t use that someone else will! We will be donating items to the Salvation Army on Davis Dr.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/563254803824467/

*Geocaching Treasure Quest (Uxbridge)
12pm-4pm
Uxbridge Seniors Centre
75 Marietta Street
Uxbridge, ON

With Spring just around the corner, we are all eager to get outside! To encourage families to explore the outdoors, the Township of Uxbridge is excited to be hosting another fun, ‘free’ Healthy Kids Community Challenge event! Mark your calendar and RSVP to attend Uxbridge’s new Geocaching Treasure Quest being held on April 17th from 12-4 p.m. at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre. This event is sure to be enjoyed by all ages as participants learn all about hidden treasure and discover why geocaching is a world-wide hobby! To share geocaching tips, experts from Rather Be Caching will be onsite to guide you along your way as you explore this modern day treasure hunt, that’s enjoyed using a cell phone or hand-held GPS unit. Kids will love this event since there will be a ‘free’ activity zone and prizes to be won!

http://www.trailblazerevents.com

*International Children’s Day (Toronto) (Free Admission)
1:30pm-5:30pm
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON

Children of all ages are invited to International Children’s Day – Multicultural Dance and Art Festival.

Children representing the cultural mosaic of Toronto 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.

http://www.facebook.com/23AprilInternationalChildrensDay

*Family Fun Weekend (Toronto)
10am-4pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

This special Family Fun Weekend features four exciting galleries, special arts and crafts, I-Spy in the galleries, and colourful tattoos.

Kids can also try on some funky footwear!

Included with museum admission.

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/event/march-break-at-the-bsm/

*Spring Wreath for Kids (Waterloo)
10:30am-11:30am
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON

Join us to make a spring wreath for your front door in this workshop for children.
Child and parent work together to create a beautiful Spring wreath with felt, yarn and flowers.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Appropriate for children aged two to six. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required. Capacity limited. 10 percent membership discount applies.

http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=532&type=0&calendar=1

*Firefighters perform Robert Munsch (Burlington)
10am-11:30am
Aldershot School
50 Fairwood Pl
Burlington, ON

The Burlington Professional Firefighters in partnership with Aldershot School present “The Children’s Show”. 5 stories from Robert Munsch. Public performance Saturday April 16 at 10 am. Performance at Aldershot School Auditorium. All proceeds go to the Aldershot School “Seat Yourself Campaign”, Halton Food for Thought and Food4KIDZ.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on line at ALD.HDSB.CA.

The event organizer is providing tickets for this event via an external ticket provider. Please click the button below to obtain tickets.

http://ald.hdsb.ca/Content/?documents

*Family Festival (Niagara)
10am-2pm
Centennial Secondary School
240 Thorold Road West
Welland, ON

Join us for our second annual spring fundraiser – FREE ADMISSION with donation to the Food Bank
BBQ, Vendors, Silent Auction, Penny Sale, Games, Mad Science, Face Painting & more!

*Durham Business Expo 2016 (Oshawa) (FREE)
12pm-6pm
Midtown Mall
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200 John Street, West
Oshawa, ON

The 3rd Annual Durham Business Expo 2016 is a combination of a trade show and craft show rolled up in one featuring about 50 vendors.
Its a free event for the family to attend.

There will be Critter Companion Shows (small animals) by www.crittercompanion.ca, Family Painting (on Saturday only) by www.artedvantage.com, products and business services showcases.

www.tasteofdurham.ca


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**SUNDAY,  APRIL 17, 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

*Family Fun Weekend (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

This special Family Fun Weekend features four exciting galleries, special arts and crafts, I-Spy in the galleries, and colourful tattoos.

Kids can also try on some funky footwear!

Included with museum admission.

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/event/march-break-at-the-bsm/

*Books & Breakfast Series (Toronto) (Free Admission)
9:30am-11:30am
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON

For the Spring edition of our books + breakfast series for young kids and their parents, we will be featuring two beautiful and poignant children’s books – Danielle Daniel’s Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox and Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher’s Malaika’s Costume.

In conjunction with their informal readings and book presentations, all three authors and illustrators will lead interactive creative writing and drawing activities.

In addition, we will be launching our “Walk, Stop, and Wonder” photography project, in partnership with the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. Families are invited to join us for a short photo walk from Artscape Youngplace to Trinity Bellwoods Park, where children (and their parents) are encouraged to take photos of what the children notice. Check our website for more information, soon!

Families are also welcome to enjoy breakfast treats in the Coffee Public café* with additional interactive craft and play activities with the Smart Cookie Club.

Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7

Program does not include any food or beverages purchased at the Coffee Pub
Bookmarkers: a books + breakfast series for young kids & their parents.

*Drop, Swap & Shop, an Earth Day Celebration (Toronto) (Free Admission)
10am-5pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Make spring cleaning fun! Gather your unwanted electronics, clothing and more and more to EBW to our Drop Swap and Shop, an Earth Day Celebration. Unload unused items, trade for new treasures, eat great food, and learn tips from expert organizers and more!

How:

-DROP your unused electronics and bikes
-DROP & SWAP clothing, jewellery, accessories, baby gear, toys, art, housewares, books, DVDs, video games, sports & recreational equipment
-SHOP from Etsy vendors, food trucks at our Container Market and more.

Baking Brownies with Bugs

10am-12pm at The Children’s Garden

The secret ingredient is… bugs! University of Toronto Bug Bites promotes the consumption of insects on campus and beyond. Join them in the Children’s Garden where they’ll be making Cricket Flour Cookies and brownies. They’re delicious! But don’t take our word for it, try the sweet treats for yourself!

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/12148/

*Halton Eco Festival (Oakville)
10am-5pm
Glen Abbey Community Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

A free to attend, one-day only environmental fair promoting healthy living, biodiversity and sustainability. Featuring booths, educational speakers, Sciensational Sssnakes!!, play Eco Jeopardy!, kid’s eco fun zone, eco cafe, eco short films and documentaries presented by Halton Green Screens, free blue and orange boxes with a one per family limit, door prizes, yoga presentations and much more! Sponsored by Conservation Halton, Niagara Escarpment Views, Town of Oakville’s Environmental Policy Department and Halton Region’s Public Works Department. Free parking on site; please carpoolShare on Facebook

http://oakvillepeacecentre.org

*Earth Day (Burlington)
1pm-4pm
Ireland House Museum
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON

Come to Ireland House at Oakridge Farm to celebrate Earth Day 2016 Victorian Style!
Guided tours of the historic house will highlight how the Ireland family reduced, reused and recycled
Hearth demonstrations will include candle making and natural dyes
Make your own paper spills while learning about life before hydro
DIY papermaking will demonstrate how paper was made in the past

Adults: $5.00
Seniors (65+)/Students (12+): $4.50
Children (3-12): $2.50
Children (Under 3): Free
Family: $15.00 (2 adults/seniors and up to 4 children, no substitutions)

http://museumsofburlington.com/events/169-earth-day-april-17-2016

*Sunday Fun (Pickering)
1pm-3pm
Boston Pizza Pickering
1899 Brock Road
Pickering, ON

Come Join us and Meet Elsa!
$4.99 Kids Meals
Loots Bags
Face Painting
Colouring

http://www.facebook.com/events/534692453357940/

*Earth Day (Simcoe)
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

Spend the afternoon touring the Museum grounds and discover the beauty of nature and Simcoe County’s historic past. Create your own biodegradable plant pot, learn how to protect our Earth, and sample refreshing pop with an earthy-herbal twist. Don’t forget to finish your day making your own candle that will help you save energy at home.

Regular Museum admission rates apply: Museum Members and Preschoolers are free, Adult $6; Seniors/Students $5; Children $4. Outdoor activities are weather permitting.

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca

 

 


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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR EVENT ON THE ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A DIME CALENDAR?

*Please note that your event must INCLUDE this to be CONSIDERED:
*Admission is Free or Under $15
*The event must have kid’s activities or entertainment
*The even must be held in the province of Ontario
*Your event must have a website or Facebook Page with information
*You must send your event 1 WEEK BEFORE the date!

To Submit an Event, Click HERE!

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 8 – April 10, 2016)
APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 8 – April 10, 2016)

 

Hi Everyone! I am sad to say that this Calendar will be a very short one. My husband’s young Uncle Brian got sick suddenly and is now on life support. Our family is just devastated and I am having trouble concentrating on the Calendar. Please excuse me this week for it being so small. Although the news is not good, we still would love any prayers for him.

For those of you really unsure what to do, it is best to check your local library calendars to see what is happening!

 


 

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In memory of the Neville-Lake children, Daniel, Harry and Milly, FaceOff will be contributing a portion of their proceeds to MADD Canada. Please help us support MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
For each cloth sold on the website, during the month of APRIL, FaceOff will make a $2 donation to MADD Canada.
FaceOff is a natural, soft, reusable cleansing cloth that removes all face and eye makeup, even mascara, using only warm water.
1 Cloth will last you 3-4 months which is cheaper than buying many other expensive removers.
It instantly eliminates dirt, excess oil and skin impurities leaving the complexion fresh and radiant.
It gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin, and it is safe and suitable for all skin types. It is gentle enough for babies and children.
FaceOff is free of all detergents and chemicals and eliminates the need for expensive make up removers and disposable wipes that contain chemicals and detergents that may irritate and dry the skin.

Cost: $12.95+ tax and shipping
Buy 2 cloths and get FREE shipping

Please visit us at: www.faceoffcloth.com

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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**

*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

*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

*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!

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: ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: ROAD CHIP

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

* Building Workshop (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
The Home Depot
Various Locations in Ontario

Kids will learn how to Build A Butterfly House with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

You must sign up in advance

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

*Build and Grow Clinic (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am
Lowe’s
Mulitple Locations
Toronto and GTA, ON

Conveniently shop while your kids build a fun and educational project!

Recommended: For children from grades two to five.

What Kids Will Take Home: The toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles.

When Clinics Are Held: Once a month at 10am at every store.

How to Register: In advance in-store either at the Customer Service booth or through a Store Associate. Find your nearest Lowe’s Store.

Please note: You can register the day of the workshop. However, space is limited to 50 children per store. Register in advance to avoid disappointment!

Free apron and project patch at every clinic!

April 9 – Build a Blue Thunder Monster Truck

http://www.lowes.ca/articles/build-and-grow-clinics_a756.html

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

The “Make It!” Fair is returning to Bowmore Road Public School (just east of Coxwell/Gerrard). Our parent volunteer organized event is open to the public, with maker demonstrations, activities and unique products for sale.

You’ll also be able to try an Oculus VR headset, play with robots, learn finger knitting – and more.

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 9th!

Cost: Free/Pay-what-you-can Admission

http://www.facebook.com/bowmoremakeitfair

*Storytelling Festival (Toronto)
Harbourfront Center
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

Loose yourself in the myths, wondertales and true stories of some of the world’s finest storytellers.

Harbourfront Centre hosts Toronto’s first-ever Story Fair with events for the whole family. Co-produced by Storytelling Toronto.

Toronto Storytelling Festival Highlights:
• Storytelling Concert Gala: Hosted by Catherine Porter, four world-travelling storytellers weave an unforgettable tapestry of words, wonder and risk, featuring personal stories to tales of Arabian nights.
Storytellers: Tahir Shah, Chirine El Ansary, Ivan Coyote and Tuup.
• Storytelling Picnic (Teddy Bears welcome!): A fun, interactive storytelling gathering rhymes, stories, songs and movement. Hosted by Mariella Bertelli.
Storytellers: Sally Jaeger and Erika Jaeger
• Wondertales: Leslie Ogilvie shares Jack tales and fairytales filled with twists and turns and thrilling adventure.
• Liars’ Concert: The art of exaggeration and downright deception will be in full display as host Sandra Whiting invites audience members to tell their best whoppers.

Cost: Free. Some cost, but it says on the website.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

 

 


 

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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

*Family Movies (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-2:30pm
Earl Bales Community Centre
4169 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON

FREE! Sunday afternoons movies for families (children ages 6 to 12)
April 10, Over the Hedge

416-395-7873

*Storytelling Festival (Toronto)
Harbourfront Center
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

Loose yourself in the myths, wondertales and true stories of some of the world’s finest storytellers.

Harbourfront Centre hosts Toronto’s first-ever Story Fair with events for the whole family. Co-produced by Storytelling Toronto.

Toronto Storytelling Festival Highlights:
• Storytelling Concert Gala: Hosted by Catherine Porter, four world-travelling storytellers weave an unforgettable tapestry of words, wonder and risk, featuring personal stories to tales of Arabian nights.
Storytellers: Tahir Shah, Chirine El Ansary, Ivan Coyote and Tuup.
• Storytelling Picnic (Teddy Bears welcome!): A fun, interactive storytelling gathering rhymes, stories, songs and movement. Hosted by Mariella Bertelli.
Storytellers: Sally Jaeger and Erika Jaeger
• Wondertales: Leslie Ogilvie shares Jack tales and fairytales filled with twists and turns and thrilling adventure.
• Liars’ Concert: The art of exaggeration and downright deception will be in full display as host Sandra Whiting invites audience members to tell their best whoppers.

Cost: Free. Some cost, but it says on the website.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

*East End Expo (Pickering)
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

East End Expo proudly brings 8,000 square feet of pure awesomeness to the City of Pickering. This new, annual event features pop culture artists and celebrities alongside tables of collectables vendors. It is our mission to bring to Durham Region the best that comic and toy conventions have to offer. Why? Because we deserve it! The time has come for Durham to host such a show and draw collectors to our region searching for anything and everything from their favourite childhood action figures, comics, games and toys to the most recent, up-to-date must haves. Our vendors will feature products from Marvel, DC, Nintendo, PlayStation, X Box, Star Wars, GI Joe, Ninja Turtles, WWE, Power Rangers, Spawn, Hot Wheels, and Sports Memorabilia to name a few categories. This is a family-friendly, all-ages event which will inspire and appeal to the child, geek and nerd in each of us.
We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at the door for the Durham Region Police Toy Drive. We will also be raising money through raffles and draws for various other local charities and not-for-profits in our community. Please give generously. For Sponsor, Vendor, Guest, Ticket or Event information please visit our AjaxPickering.ca Profile. You’ll find us in the business section under “Family”.
Cost: Adult General Admission – $10; VIP Early Admission – $15; Children under 10yrs – Free Admission (with a ticket bearing adult – terms may apply)
The event organizer is providing tickets for this event via an external ticket provider. Please click the button below to obtain tickets.

http://www.eastendexpo.com

 


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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/

 

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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

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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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*Admission is Free or Under $15
*The event must have kid’s activities or entertainment
*The even must be held in the province of Ontario
*Your event must have a website or Facebook Page with information
*You must send your event 1 WEEK BEFORE the date!

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