Category: May 2016

MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 27- May 29, 2016)
MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 27- May 29, 2016)

THE ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A DIME PARTY IS THIS SATURDAY EVENING!

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

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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**FRIDAY, MAY 27, 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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*$5 Sand Painting (Vaughan)
3pm-6pm
Sandyart Land
361 Connie Crescent (Inside IFA Playground)
Vaughan, ON

$5 Admission per person for 30 minutes of Sand Painting.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.sandyart.ca

*Buy One Get One 50% Off (Vaughan)
10am-8pm
IFA Playground
361 Connie Crescent
Vaughan, ON

Buy one, get one 50% on Admission Tickets. ($15 for two kids)

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://ifaplayground.ca

*CuddleCot Fundraiser (Vaughan)
3pm-8pm
FUNtastic Forest
14 Connie Cresent
Concord, ON

This fundraiser is to raise money to purchase a CuddleCot for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A CuddleCot is a system that will allow parents who unfortunately lost their baby have extra time to say good-bye.

The event will be great for both kids and parents…
FUNtastic Forest is great for all age group…. There will also be a mini vendors market, interactive activities, entertainment and great raffles.

Admission is $2.00 per adult and $5.00 per kid.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cuddlecot-fundraiser-presented-by-todays-mom-tickets-24931110623

*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

*30% Off Admission (Richmond Hill)
9:30am-7pm
Explore Center Indoor Playground
385 Enford Rd Unit 1
Richmond Hill, ON

Children under 2- $4.20 new price
Children 2 and up- $7.70 new price

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.explorecenter.ca

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*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

*Half Off Admission (Brampton)
10am-3pm
Jumping Jacks Indoor Playground
12 Fisherman Drive. Unit 5
Brampton, ON

Children 0-3: $3 new price
Children 4-12: $4 new price

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.jumpingjacksindoorplay.com

*Friday Flicks (Barrie)
7pm-9pm
Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Ave
Barrie, ON
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Bring some popcorn and join us 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! Also see our Reel Time Films – Family Style for more film showings.

On May 13, we’ll be screening LITTLE MANHATTEN

http://sierra-app.barriepubliclibrary.ca/record=g1000281~S1

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Barrie, ON

On May 27th, 28th & 29th, the 12th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


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**SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016**

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

Movie:  The Neverending 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

*Exclusive Event: Reptilia Party (Vaughan)
5pm-7pm
Reptilia
2501 Rutherford Road
Vaughan, ON

We are so excited for the Entertain Kids On A Dime Reptilia Party.
Included with your ticket: Zoo admission, Crafts by Reptilia, Manis by Glama Gal Tween Spa, Spray tattoos by Pop Events, Hair styles by Melon Heads, DJ dance party by Superfly, Magic Show with Steve, Art with Sandyart Land, Face Painting with Krafty Hands, Building with Brickz 4 Kids, and a special rap performance by Lil’ Jaxe.

Although you can purchase your tickets at the event, if you Pre-buy your tickets, you will receive a FREE slice of pizza, a free drink, and will be guaranteed a swag bag.

$13 + tax/fees per person
Kids under 2 are free

Buy your tickets here:
http://www.reptiliaparty.eventbrite.ca

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*Fossil Hill’s Fun Fair (Woodbridge)
11am-3pm
Fossil Hill Public School
2 Firenza Road
Woodbridge, ON

Fossil Hill Public School is putting on a Fun Fair!
Come with your family to enjoy the event!
There are a lot of amazing activities such as:
Bouncy Castles, Reptilia, Mad Science, Bricks for Kidz, Balloon Animals and more!
To participate, you will need a wristband, which is sold for $5.00/child at the door.
The community is welcome to this event, not just our students.

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair (Aurora)
8am-1pm
Aurora Town Park
49 Wells Street
Aurora, ON

All are welcome shop and visit a variety of farm, food and artisan vendors at our outdoor market, featuring free children’s crafts and entertainment.

http://www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

*Spring Forest Festival (Stouffville)
10am-3pm
Hollidge Tract
16389 Highway 48
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Spring is a magical time in the forest! Listen to spring bird calls and discover spring flowers. Meet a forester and learn how tree planting transformed a desert landscape into a forest. Go on a wagon ride, try a guided walk and much more.
Open to all. Registration recommended for guided walk.
Register online at York.ca/forestevents or by phone at 1-877-464-9675.

http://www.york.ca/forestevents

*Nature Play (Toronto)
10am-4pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Join us for songs, art and stewardship during Planting month as we celebrate the different plants and animals springing to life this season and do our part to make the garden green.

May 28-29: Plants

Always evolving, the Children’s Garden in Chimney Court is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage in open-ended play. Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.
Weekly activities respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials we have available. Most importantly, our activities are a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/9491/

*Open Doors (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, offering FREE and rare access to more than 120 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history. Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

*Sunnylea Family Fun Day (Etobicoke)
11am-2:30pm
Sunnylea Jr Public School
35 Glenroy Ave
Etobicoke, ON

Fun for the Whole Family, Sat. May 28th, 11am – 2:30pm at Sunnylea Jr Public School.
Bouncy Castles, Dunk Tank, Police Car, Snow Cones, Candy Floss, Cake Walk, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Ice Cream Truck, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Animal Adoption Centre, Gourmet Gringos, and BBQ. Free Admission and all are welcome!

*Muirhead PS Fun Fair (Toronto)
11am-3pm
Muirhead PS Grounds
25 Muirhead Road
Toronto, ON

Fun and excitement -Inflatable Slide and Obstacle course, Games, Fire Truck, Police K9 Unit, Police Squad Car, Silent Auction, Face Paint, BBQ, Bake Sale, Raffles, Henna and much more RAIN OR SHINE.

http://www.facebook.com/events/533938863459121/

*Maple Grove Spring Fair (Oakville)
10am-2pm
Maple Grove Public School
288 Maple Grove Drive
Oakville, ON

Please Join Us for Maple Grove’s third Spring Fair. Fun, Games, Food & Laughter for the Whole Family! Everyone is Welcome!

http://mgpsspringfair.wix.com/mgfair

*Farmers Market (Binbrook/Hamilton)
8am-12pm
Binbrook Fairgrounds
2600 highway #56
Binbrook, ON

Rain or shine every Saturday you can do some local shopping from fruits and vegetables to soaps and everything in between. Activities for the kids too!

http://binbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com

*Fairy Tale Physics (Brampton)
11am-12pm
Brampton Library Four Corners Branch
65 Queen Street East
Brampton, ON

Put yourself to the test with a series of science and engineering build challenges inspired by some of your most beloved fairy and folk tales. Using the principles of physics and simple everyday items, you will be challenged to design and create sturdy structures, bridges, and more. Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

http://www.bramptonlibrary.ca

*Peel Planet Day (Brampton)
8am-2pm
Claireville Conservation Area
8180 Highway 50
Brampton, ON

Peel Planet Day is the biggest event of its kind in Ontario, bringing over 300 youth volunteers together to help give back to the environment. By doing this, we are able to promote the sustainability of our planet for future generations. Come and participate in our interactive, hands-on workshops and plant trees! A full lunch will be provided, as well as lots of snacks, coffee, and iced tea. There will be lots of giveaways at the event, including gift cards and cool prizes!

http://www.volunteeringpeel.org/events.php

*Whitevale Spring Festival (Pickering)
9am-6pm
Whitevale Spring Festival
Whitevale, ON

Join us for a day of country fun, beginning at 9am with an Artisan Demonstration and Craft Sale at the church, and continuing with a bake sale, live music & beer tent at the park, self guided tours of the historic village, kids games, a petting farm, and more…. See you there!

http://www.whitevale.ca

*Durham West Blues Fest (Pickering) (FREE)
12pm-8pm
Esplanade Park
One The Esplanade South
Pickering, ON

FREE – Live Blues – Musical Instrument Inspired Art Auction – Live Festival Painting – Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop – Family Event – Gourmet Food Trucks – FULLY LICENSED

*Feathered Friends Festival (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
General Motors Headquarters of Canada
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, ON

This event is a festival celebrating the return of migratory birds. The theme of the event is birds and all aspects related to birds (feeding, viewing, landscaping, etc.).
There will be no cost to attend this event. We hope to have our visitors connect with birds in a fun and meaningful way by providing hands on experiences through bird presentations, crafts, hikes and other activities.
Event will run rain or shine.
No dogs permitted at the festival and it is a smoke free.

http://www.secondmarsh.ca

*Mackenzie Park Opening (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
Mackenzie Park Opening 2016!
1234 Mackenzie Drive
Oshawa, ON

This event is open to the community, kids and families in the Mackenzie Park area playing soccer, softball and hockey. The Mackenzie Park Open promises to be a fun filled day for the whole family! Events include: BBQ, bake sale, Treasure Hunt, jumping castle, batting cage, Photo Booth, raffles, carnival games and much

http://mackenzie-park.com

*May Court Festival (Whitby)
11am-3pm
Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street
Whitby, ON

May Court Festival is an annual event for Trafalgar Castle School. This family friendly event is open to the public and is free admission.
Some of the activities at this event will be:
Strawberry Social
Wagon Rides
Jumping Castles
Dunk Tank
Entertainment
Zoo To You
Trafalgar Art Display & Sale
Castle Tours
Face Painting
Food from around the Globe

http://www.trafalgarcastle.ca

*Gillie Beans FUN Day (Whitby)
11am-3pm
John Dryden Public School
40 Rolling Acres
Whitby, ON
Gillie Beans FUN Day is an annual event that is fun for the entire family! This annual event raises funds for paediatric cancer at Sick Kids Hospital and offers lots of activities of kids of all ages. Featuring carnival games, inflatable games, entertainment, silent auction, draws, food and more! A family play all day pass including lunch is $40.00.

http://www.gilliebeansfund.com

*Family Fun Day (Whitby)
11am-4pm
Party Giant
9 Carlow Court
Whitby, ON
Enjoy a Family Fun Day and Sale at our new store location!  Enjoy a free day with your friends and family outdoors. Free activities include Bouncer (via Merlins Party Bouncer), Bob The Magician, Face Painting by Sunflower, Petting Zoo, visits with Costume Characters, and more!
The first 200 through the store will receive swag bags, and store stock will be up to 80% off! Blowout prices on many items. Stock up on dress up costumes, tableware, party decor and more.
10% of the days sales will go to Camp Ooch – for Children with Cancer.

whitby@partygiant.com

*Honey and Garden Festival (Simcoe)
9am-4pm
Beeton Honey and Garden Festival
Main St.
Beeton, ON

Our quaint Victorian Main Street will be lined with over 170 vendors selling items for the home, garden and you! Snap up that perfect vintage table at our Antique Alley, purchase an Alpaca sweater at our International Bazaar, or a one of a kind piece of art at the Artisan Marketplace. It’s time to think about the outdoors. Perennials, garden stones, metal decor for the flower beds? Rustic benches, solar lights, fresh herbs for cooking? What about a colourful new sundress, sunhat or sandals? Let our local firefighters cook your Pancake Breakfast! Prepare to be entertained by talented musicians at the Muddy Water Bandshell. Juggling and Magic Shows will be held throughout the day at our action packed Kids Corner. Show off your Classic Car or Truck at our Show’n’Shine. No Pre-registration required! Local honey vendors will be selling the sweet golden nectar and offering displays to educate and interest us. Don’t get us started on the food! Fresh cut local fries, Fish Tacos, Carribbean Jerk, Sushi, Souvlaki, Pizza, Soft Pretzels, Gourmet Grilled cheese, Funnell Cakes, Fresh Fudge, Kawartha Ice Cream and on and on!

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Barrie, ON

On May 27th, 28th & 29th, the 12th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


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**SUNDAY, MAY 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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*Open Doors (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, offering FREE and rare access to more than 120 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history. Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

*Nature Play (Toronto)
10am-4pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Join us for songs, art and stewardship during Planting month as we celebrate the different plants and animals springing to life this season and do our part to make the garden green.
May 28-29: Plants

Always evolving, the Children’s Garden in Chimney Court is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage in open-ended play. Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.
Weekly activities respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials we have available. Most importantly, our activities are a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/9491/

*Adam Beck Mayfair (Toronto)
11am-3pm
Adam Beck Public School
400 Scarborough Road
Toronto, ON

Adam Beck PS is hosting their annual family and community event. Mayfair is a day of games, activities, music, magic and food for children of all ages. Sunday May 29th, 11am-3pm….come out and help raise funds for the students music and art and literature initiatives.

http://adambeckevent.com

*Family Walk & Wag-a-thon (Burlington)
10am-2pm
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

Come one, come all – furry friends too – to our Burlington Humane Family Walk and Wag-a-
Work your paws on our Walk-a-thon (2km and 4km options)
Participate in our wacky Dog Show with a panel of local celebrity judges!
Check out our top notch Vendor Alley, delicious BBQ and Silent Auction
$5 entry fee per person. Each attendee receives a free loot bag!
Collect pledges and compete for our Top Fundraising titles!

In case of poor weather, we have scheduled a rain date of June 5th at Spencer Smith Park
Want to get involved? We are graciously accepting vendors, sponsors and gift donations.

http://burlingtonhumane.ca

*Community Celebration (Brooklin)
11am-1pm
Bryson Insurance
10 Roebuck St.
Brooklin, ON

This is also your children’s and grandchildren’s chance to meet Princess Elsa and Batman in person, visit Princess Elsa’s animal sanctuary courtesy of WindReach Farm, plant and take home a GIANT sunflower, and taste the best popcorn on earth popped by our local Optimist Club of Brooklin.
Live music will fill the air and a great selection of food will be available.
This is one family friendly, pet friendly (outdoors), community friendly event you do not want to miss.

http://www.facebook.com/events/1764811803755304/

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Barrie, ON

On May 27th, 28th & 29th, the 12th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


 

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MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 13- May 15, 2016)
MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 13- May 15, 2016)

I hope that all of you had a nice Mother’s Day!

I ended up spending time with my parents and in laws, and my kids got to play with their cousins. Sadly, I did not sit by myself and drink mimosas, but my kids did give me extra kisses and hugs. You can’t beat that.

Have a great weekend Everyone!


 

 GREAT WOLF LODGE MAY DEAL – FOR NEXT WEEK!

Great Wolf Deals for next week leading into long weekend.
Choose from Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday!

www.entertainkidsonadime.com/2016/05/05/may-great-wolf-lodge-deal

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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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2 MORE WEEKS TO GO!

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

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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**FRIDAY, MAY 13, 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

*$5 Sand Painting (Vaughan)
3pm-6pm
Sandyart Land
361 Connie Crescent (Inside IFA Playground)
Vaughan, ON

$5 Admission per person for 30 minutes of Sand Painting.

Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.sandyart.ca

*Buy One Get One 50% Off (Vaughan)
10am-8pm
IFA Playground
361 Connie Crescent
Vaughan, ON

Buy one, get one 50% on Admission Tickets. ($15 for two kids)

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://ifaplayground.ca

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*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

*30% Off Admission (Richmond Hill)
9:30am-7pm
Explore Center Indoor Playground
385 Enford Rd Unit 1
Richmond Hill, ON

Children under 2- $4.20 new price
Children 2 and up- $7.70 new price

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.explorecenter.ca

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*$3 Off Admission (Toronto)
10am-5:30pm
100 Queen’s Park
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, ON

Get $3 off Daily Admission.
Coupon must be purchased online.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/buy-tickets

*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

*Half Off Admission (Brampton)
10am-3pm
Jumping Jacks Indoor Playground
12 Fisherman Drive. Unit 5
Brampton, ON

Children 0-3: $3 new price
Children 4-12: $4 new price

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.jumpingjacksindoorplay.com

*Asian Heritage Month (Ajax)
6:45pm-7:45pm
Ajax Public Library, McLean Branch
95 Magill Drive
Ajax, ON

Bring the whole family, and join the fun at our Friday Family Fun Nights! Share stories as a family, followed by fun games, crafts and activities.
May 13 – Asian Hertiage Month
Celebrate Asian heritage with a special henna hand painting workshop and experience the intricate Indian art of henna.

http://www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events

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

Bring some popcorn and join us 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! Also see our Reel Time Films – Family Style for more film showings.

On May 13, we’ll be screening Shaun The Sheep

http://sierra-app.barriepubliclibrary.ca/record=g1000281~S1


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**SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016**

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

Movie:  Shorts

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

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

Build An Angry Birds Birdhouse
Kids will learn how to Build an Angry Birds Birdhouse with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.

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

*Sustainable Saturday (Vaughan) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON

Interested in an electric ride? Ever wondered what a sustainable house looks like? Join TRCA, Plug n Drive and the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada for a fun filled day of test drives and Q & As – even the kids can ‘test drive’ our toy solar cars and bake cookies in our solar oven! Learn about sustainable living on a guided tour of the Archetype Sustainable House or take a walk along our Innovation Trail to learn about wind and solar power and to tour our newly renovated off grid cottage.
While this is a free event, registration is appreciated.
A BBQ lunch will be available for purchase.

http://www.kortright.org/whats-on/special-events.dot

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*PAWS in the PARK (Aurora)
9am-3pm
Aurora’s PAWS in the PARK
Sheppard’s Bush (enter at Industrial Parkway South and Cousins Drive)
Aurora, ON

Celebrating the love of dogs! Learn about the Town’s pet bylaws and how to license your pet.
Enjoy free treats, activities, meet other pet owners and local pet vendors!
Pet passport activity with great prizes
Free giveaways
Food vendors on site-Please note, nominal fees apply.
Fashion show @ 2 pm
Photo’s for your pet.

We reserve the right to cancel, amend or change activities. Event takes place rain or shine.

http://www.aurora.ca/pawsinthepark

*Farmers’ Market (Aurora)
8am-1pm
Aurora Town Park
49 Wells Street
Aurora, ON

All are welcome shop and visit a variety of farm, food and artisan vendors at our outdoor market, featuring free children’s crafts and entertainment every Saturday from 8am-1pm

http://www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

*Family Fun Day 2016 (East Gwillimbury) (FREE)
10am-3pm
York Region Family Fun Day
90 Bales Drive
East Gwillimbury, ON

Tour our facilities, participate in interactive displays and enjoy our charity BBQ benefitting The York Region Centre for Community Safety. This is a free event for families of all ages.

http://www.york.ca/familyfunday

*Fun Fair & Open House (Uxbridge)
10am-2pm
Uxbridge Montessori School
167 Main St. N
Uxbridge, ON

You are invited our very first FUN FAIR and OPEN HOUSE on May 14th from 10am – 2pm! Food by Mad Millies, face painting by Face It!, Princess visits from Snowflakes & Fairytales, bouncy castles, carnival games plus so much more! So much fun! Open to anyone and

office@uxbridgemontessori.com

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*Family Saturday’s (Toronto)
2pm
Runnymede Library
2178 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON

Learn how newspapers and images were created in the 19th century. Print your own souvenir. For children ages 6 and up.

Call 416-393-7697 or visit the branch to register.

*WOOFEST (Toronto)
11am-4pm
2 Howard Park Avenue
Toronto, ON

Master Mechanic High Park and Dundas West Animal Hospital Presents WOOFEST! A Festival of Community, Dogs,Adoptions, Kid’s Activities with Music, Food and Contests.

http://www.torontowoofest.ca/

*Ontario Model Soldier Society’s Show (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON

Children of all ages will enjoy Fort York as it hosts the Ontario Model Soldier Society’s annual show and competition. Take in demonstrations of casting and painting; displays of connoisseur figures, dioramas, and tableaux of more than a thousand pieces. Many vendors will be offering toy soldiers for sale. Included in regular admission.

Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 years and under are free.

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

*$3 Off Admission (Toronto)
10am-5:30pm
100 Queen’s Park
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, ON

Get $3 off Daily Admission.
Coupon must be purchased online.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/buy-tickets

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

Let’s get physical! The whole family is welcome to try our indoor endurance course. Milton Monkeys will be making trophies and medals, plus there are ribbons for everyone taking part! Parents are encouraged to put away their electronic devices and join in the old-school unplugged fun with their children.

http://www.miltonmall.com

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

Let’s get physical! The whole family is welcome to try our indoor endurance course. Sheridan Sharks will be making trophies and medals, plus there are ribbons for everyone taking part! Parents are encouraged to put away their electronic devices and join in the old-school unplugged fun with their children. We promise, it won’t be too difficult!

http://www.sheridancentre.ca

*Cruisefest (Innisfil)
9:45am-3:15pm
Innisfil Beach Park
Innisfil, ON

Cruisefest 2016 is the Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car club’s first classic car show of our season!
Come out and see many fantastic cars from years gone by as well as many different and rare vehicles. Last year we had close to 300 cars throughout the day and we hope this year will be bigger and better than ever!
This year we have a small $5 entrance fee for classic cars who enter the show. 100% of proceeds go to local food bank. We will also accept non perishable food items. Registration begins around 10am. Your vehicle must be registered by 1pm! Winners for this years trophies to be awarded around 3pm.

Napoleon BBQ will be showcasing their BBQ’s and will also be providing their services by cooking up some great burgers. Proceeds from this will be going back to a charity as well.

We have a new feature this year too. We would like to welcome TEAM T&J who are local children’s entertainers (but are starting to be known all over Canada) they will be entertaining the children during 2 shows at 1130am and 1pm. You won’t want to miss them as they promise to bring lots of fun, dancing and singing for all ages!

For our fellow car club’s out there who will be joining us. If you wish to have spots reserved for your club members please contact Rick at swinso703@rogers.com asap as we will have limited reserved spots. Please arrive early to register you classic’s too as the first 100 cars will receive a great grab bag filled will goodies again this year from some of our sponsors and local businesses in Alcona and surrounding areas.
Please note if it rains on Saturday, our rain date is Sunday!

kim.ibccarclub@yahoo.ca

*Garage Sale and Family Fun Day (Barrie)
8am-6pm
88 Finlay Mill Road
Midhurst, ON

Please join us for a day of family fun in support of The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Events include: garage sale, silent auction, face painting, bouncy castle, mini-golf, baked goods, and much, MUCH more!

http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Toronto2016?px=4029206&pg=personal&fr_id=1561

 


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**SUNDAY, MAY 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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Day Fundraiser (Aurora)
12pm-5pm
Aurora Public Library, Magna Room
15145 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON

An afternoon of card and board games at the Aurora Public Library, Magna Room. Bring your friends, choose some games and just have fun! $10.00 donation to play. Snacks, bottled water and Scentsy products also for sale to support the cause. RSVP to amanda.amanda.robar@gmail.com if you think you may come. Looking forward to a great day!

(905) 716-1895

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*The Amazing Birds of High Park (Toronto)
10:30am-12pm
High Park
1873 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON
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Listen, watch, spot and identify resident and migratory birds with experienced and knowledgeable birder Brian Bailey. Meet at the benches across from the Grenadier Restaurant.

http://highpark.org

*$3 Off Admission (Toronto)
10am-5:30pm
100 Queen’s Park
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, ON

Get $3 off Daily Admission.
Coupon must be purchased online.

• Show your Entertain Kids Coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/buy-tickets

*Spring into Action: Heroes from Fantasy & History (Caledon)
2pm-4pm
Caledon Community Complex
6215 Old Church Road
Caledon East, ON

This family friendly concert event features casual cafe style seating, free refreshments and a Fan Costume Contest. Musical selections will include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dr. Who, Hockey and Olympic Themes. Proceeds support the Caledon Concert Band Association musical education Scholarship Program and music development opportunities within the community.

http://www.caledonconcertband.com

 


 

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MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 6- May 8, 2016)
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It is Mother’s Day Weekend! Before I get to the Happy Stuff, I am asking everyone to please say a few prayers for three families that are/were members of this group.

We sadly had lost two Moms in the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community over the past 2 years. Irina Shoykher and Amanda Prosper both lost their lives too young both each leaving 3 children behind.

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This is also the first Mother’s Day that Jennifer Neville-Lake will be spending without her kids. Although her kids are not with you, it does not take her  title of Mom away. You are an incredible person and a wonderful Mother!

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To all of the MOMS, STEP-MOMS, AND GRANDMOTHERS in my Entertain Kids On A Dime Community, I wish you a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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

We are getting so excited! Keep your kids happy, active, and fed on a Saturday night!

You MUST buy your tickets in advance or you will NOT get a FREE Pizza & Drink!

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

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

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BIG DEAL ON CHILDREN’S LABELS!
$25 for $50 worth of Personalized Labels from LABEL DADDY! (They have Disney, NHL, Marvel, MLB designs and much more!
Great for Camp, School, Daycare, and Vacations!

To view this Deal, go to: http://www.peachybuy.com/mom

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT PACKAGE!
Buy two FaceOff Cloths for $25.90 +tax and get FREE SHIPPING and a FREE Chocolate Bar! 
(Great for you and Mom OR it will be 6 months worth of Cloth Use for her).

EXPIRES: This SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2016 at 11pm

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.

Please visit us at: www.faceoffcloth.com

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**FRIDAY, MAY 6, 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

*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

*Friday Flicks (Barrie)
7pm-9pm
Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Ave
Barrie, ON
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Bring some popcorn and join us 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! Also see our Reel Time Films – Family Style for more film showings.

On May 6, we’ll be screening Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (rated G, 101 min.)

http://sierra-app.barriepubliclibrary.ca/record=g1000281~S1

 


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**SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016**

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

Movie:  The Iron Giant

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

*Build and Grow Clinics (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am
Lowe’s Home Improvement
All Over Ontario

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!

May 7 – I Love You Planter

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

*Mother’s Day Tea Party (Vaughan)
11:30am-12pm
Dufferin Clark Library
1441 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, ON

Children of all ages are invited to bring their favourite lady to the library for activities and tea. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.

*Movie Night (Thornhill)
7pm-10pm
Bathurst Clark Resource Library
900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, ON

Celebrate Youth Week and join us for a night of adventure as we watch Mockingjay Part Two, and then use our skills to survive the 76th Hunger Games. For ages 12 – 18. Please pre-register at the Service Desk.

http://www.vaughanpl.info/programs/view/2201

*Community Cleanup and Fun Day (Newmarket)
8:30am-4pm
Newmarket Recreation Youth Centre & Sk8 Park
56 Charles Street
Newmarket, ON

Enjoy a coffee before heading off to help with the clean-up. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event; no pre-registration is required. Cleanup is from 9 a.m. until noon. Supplies for the cleanup are provided
including gloves and garbage bags. Following the cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to stay and take part in the Newmarket Recreation Youth Centre & SK8 Park Community Fun Day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://newmarket.ca/events

*Touch A Truck (Newmarket) (FREE)
5:30pm-8:30pm
Operations Centre
1275 Maple Hill Court
Newmarket, ON

About: This fun hands on event allows you to touch, explore and get up close and personal with vehicles of different sizes. Explore some of your favourite trucks such as a fire truck, zamboni, backhoe, Dump Truck and more! Come into the Newmarket Operations Centre and learn about recycling, and garbage collection, road safety, how a fire hydrant works and more.

http://www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Touch-A-Truck.aspx

*Department Open House (Stouffville)
10am-2pm
Fire Department Open House
100 Weldon RD
Stouffville, ON

Fire Department Open house. Fun for the whole family. Games, shows, give-aways, food.

jennifer.cooper@townofws.ca

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

In collaboration with York University and the Opening of the Markham Farmers’ Market, come pet a comet, learn to walk on water and make a DNA banana necklace! Lots of free hands on experiments and live music! Farmers’ Market starts at 8am. www.mainstreetmarkham.com for more detailed info. Don’t miss it!

http://www.mainstreetmarkham.com

*Expo (Markham)
2pm-11pm
Milliken Community Centre
7600 Kennedy Rd
Markham, ON

The Markham Mayor’s Youth Council is hosting their 5th annual Markham Expo on May 7th, 2016! It’s going to be a day filled with fun, laughter, food, live entertainment, and sports! Everyone of all ages are welcome and will be able to explore a variety of different activities, non-profit booths, and food vendors! The highlights of Markham Expo will be on stage with showcases of different types of talent that you can find throughout Markham and the GTA! At night, dance your worries away during the Expo After Party at 8:00pm!

*Comic Book Day (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Up,up and away!! Check out what’s happening at Scarborough Museum in honour of Free Comic Book Day! Not only will artists be on hand for family fun, but there is plenty of awesome space around the museum to read. Bring your comics and a blanket to sit on (or your cape!) and join in on this fun-filled afternoon. All ages welcome!

Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Free Comic Book Day (All Over Toronto) (FREE)
Various locations Toronto

Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day!

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

http://www.freecomicbookday.com

*Pampered Pooches (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-6pm
Liberty Village Presentation Center – West Parking
80 Lynn Williams
Toronto, ON

This FREE to attend, one-day event will have you and your pooch indulging in food, fashion, pet health, grooming and more! This one-stop-pooch-shop offers a unique shopping and infotainment market geared for the urban dog lover. Over 45 vendors on site, including food trucks.

Arrive at 11AM to collect one of our VIP swag bags!

http://www.pamperedpoochesto.com

*Pawsitively Pets Street Festival (Toronto)
11am-3pm
125 Brentcliffe Road
(Eglinton/Bayview)
Toronto, ON

$10 per child includes 1 adult – includes, pony rides, animal interactions, face painting, bouncy castles & more!

www.PawsitivelyPetsForKids.com

*Spring Fair (Toronto)
11am-3pm
Bayview Middle School
25 Bunty Lane (Bayview and Sheppard area)
Toronto, ON

Spring Fair is a community event and fundraiser for Avondale Schools, a TDSB elementary school. The event features fun activities for all ages including bouncers, rock climbing, a free sports zone, games, face painting, henna, a trampoline, live music, animals, planting, a book sale, a fantastic silent auction, delicious food, visits from special guests including firefighters, a princess and a superhero and much more! Proceeds from the event will fund arts and technology for Avondale Schools. Don’t forget to bring a non- perishable food item for the North York Harvest!
Admission to the event is free but tickets are required for food, games and many attractions. Tickets can be purchased at the event. You can get great deals at the book sale and the silent auction.
For more information, contact parentcouncil@Avondaleschools.ca

*Waldorf Academy School Fair (Toronto)
10am-3pm
Waldorf Academy
250 Madison Avenue
Toronto, ON

A community event for all ages!
Seed planting, tea room, ball hockey and meet the flower fairy!

Grade 4 Maypole dance at 2:30pm
Food: Gr. 8 Fundraiser BBQ

Tomato plants and herbs for sale, grown by Waldorf Academy students!
Free admission

http://www.waldorfacademy.org

*Earth Day & Park grand opening (Waterloo) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Westmount Sports Park
440 Westmount Rd N
Waterloo, ON

Waterloo Earth Day is a free community event focusing on the planting of native trees/shrubs and learning about our environment through educational hands-on activities. Plant a tree, enjoy free-flying birds of prey shows, build a bird house and learn tips from local experts: explore nature, be water-wise and live local! Event participants have a chance to win a prize. See Earth Day webpage for more details.

This event will be delivered in conjunction with the park grand opening and will feature the unveiling of a bird-themed natural playground and interactive signage, highlighting the importance of the UW Environmental Reserve as habitat for local birds.

http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/earthday.asp

*Charity Carnival (Mississauga)
10am-4pm
Stephen Lewis Secondary School
3675 Thomas St,
Mississauga, ON

Carnival being hosted by Stephen Lewis Secondary School on May 7
All proceeds and donations raised will be donated to Aboriginal Nutrition Program through Canada Feed the Children
Timings- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
All ages are welcome and there are carnival based games for adolescents and young children
It is open to anyone and everyone in the community

*Minion Party (Pickering)
2pm-3pm
Pickering Public Library
One the Esplanade
Pickering, ON

Join us for some amazing minion fun! There will be minion related crafts, activities and food!

http://www.picnet.org

*Comic Book Day (Oshawa) (FREE)
10am-6pm
1120 Simcoe St N
Oshawa, ON

FREE COMICS
DRAWS
SPECIALS
REFRESHMENTS
LOCAL ARTIST RICHARD ROBBINS
PEPPER THE CLOWN WITH BALLON FIGURES AND FACEPAINTING

http://gnubooks.net

*Maplefest (Bowmanville)
9am-5pm
Historic Downtown Bowmanville

Come celebrate the start of spring with ‘Maple Fest’ in Historic Downtown Bowmanville! Delicious treats, music and fun activities for the whole family!.

http://bowmanville.com


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**SUNDAY, MAY 8, 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

*MOTHER’S DAY TEA (Newmarket)
1pm-2pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm
Elman. W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street
Newmarket, ON

Bring your Mothers and enjoy an old-fashioned afternoon in a historical setting on Saturday May 7.
Two sittings: 1:00-2:00p.m. or 2:30-3:30p.m. A variety of teas, old-fashioned sandwiches and sweets will be served on vintage china.
Suitable for ages 12+.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online or in person at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. Presented as a fundraiser by the Friends of the Museum.

http://www.newmarket.ca

*Parent To Parent Sale (Toronto)
10am-2pm
Wychwood Barns
39 Benson Avenue
Toronto, ON
Come and shop some great deals on gently used kids stuff!
Tons of kids activities.
Admission is FREE.

https://www.facebook.com/boomerangsale/

*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+tax

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

*Mother’s Day Tea (St. Catherine’s)
2:30pm-3:30pm
St. Catharines Public Library
54 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your favourite lady. Join us for stories, treats and a special craft to make together. Please register in advance as space is limited. (Ages 3 -7 and caregiver) Central, Story Hour Room, Fee: $3.00 per child.

http://www.stcatharines.library.on.ca/

 


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*Admission is Free or Under $15
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*Your event must have a website or Facebook Page with information
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APRIL/MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 29- May 1, 2016)
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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!
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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


submitEvent

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!