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NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 25-27, 2016)
NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 25-27, 2016)

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**FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Christmas at the Kids Safety Village (Whitby) (FREE)
5:30pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!
This special event will include 26 miniature buildings and storefronts, holiday inflatables and projections.

 


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**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016**

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

Movie:  Home Alone

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

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

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Cookies with Santa (King City)
10am-2pm
King Heritage and Cultural Centre
2920 King Road
King City, ON

Join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, cookies, and a visit from the Big Man in Red!

http://kingmuseum.king.ca

*Santa Under the Stars (Aurora)
6pm-8pm
Orchard Height Blvd. to Murray Dr.
Aurora, ON

Dress up in your winter woollies with a cup of hot chocolate and join us for this year’s evening parade as Santa comes to town.
The parade will travel south on Yonge Street from Orchard Heights Blvd to Murray Drive .

http://www.aurora.ca/Thingstodo/Pages/Special%20Events/Santa-Under-the-Stars%20Parade.aspx

*Movember Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON
Celebrate Movember at Scarborough Museum! The Victorians loved ‘staches” of all shapes and sizes, and so do we! Not growing one? Don’t worry, Make Your Own Mustache craft taking place all month long.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Christmas at Gibson House (Toronto)
12pm-5pm
Gibson House
5172 Yonge Street
North of the North York Centre Subway Stop
Toronto, ON

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider. Holiday admission applies.
Adults $8.85,Seniors/Youth (13-18 yrs.) $7.08, Children (6-12 yrs.) $5.75 (plus tax), Children (5 and under) Free.

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

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Santa Claus Parade (Pickering)
11am-5pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. East
Yonge-Dundas Sq
1 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON

Join Downtown Yonge BIA at Yonge-Dundas Square for a day of fun for kids of all ages, meet Paw Patrol’s Chase & Little Charmer’s Hazel, ride the Ferris wheel and much.

http://www.downtownyonge.com/events/calendar.html?m=11&y=2016

*Santa Claus Parade (Ajax)
6pm-9pm
Downtown Ajax
Ajax, ON

Once again, Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”.
The parade begins at the intersection of Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue, proceeding east along Bayly and then north on Harwood Avenue South, concluding at Ajax Town Hall.
Immediately following the parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South) with children’s activities.
Parking at Town Hall is limited and patrons are encouraged to park at the Ajax Plaza, Harwood Shopping Centre or Baywood Centre.

http://www.ajax.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=f64dc3ba-6ae3-4fbf-9c46-fd40eebc157c&PID=calendar

 

*Christmas at the Kids Safety Village (Whitby)
5:30pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!
This special event is open to the public nightly from Friday November 18 to Saturday November 26, 2016 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm and will include 26 miniature buildings and storefronts, holiday inflatables and projections all decorated in the spirit of the season. Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region is located at 1129 Athol Street in Whitby. Everyone is welcome!

*Santa Event (Keswick) (FREE)
10am-2pm
Keswick Dental Centre
417 The Queensway South, Suite#202
Keswick, ON

Free Event, open to everyone (Patients, and non-Patients). You can have your picture taken with Santa, bring your camera if you like, or we provide a picture to take home. Crafts, snacks, games, face painting, write a letter to Santa.

http://keswickdentalcentre.ca

*Christmas At Blue Craft & Gift Show (Collingwood)
Blue Mountain Village
108 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

2nd Annual Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show. Over 100 vendors for your gifting ideas. Bring the kids to meet Santa. Something for everyone.


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**SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*SantaFest Parade (Vaughan) (FREE)
2pm
Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie
Vaughan, ON

HO HO HO – Have you heard the News?
Someone special is coming to town…..
The 3 km parade begins at Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie and Jane St and travels eastbound along Major Mackenzie and ends at Vaughan City Hall just east of Keele Street.

www.santafestinmaple.com

*Movember Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON
Celebrate Movember at Scarborough Museum! The Victorians loved ‘staches” of all shapes and sizes, and so do we! Not growing one? Don’t worry, Make Your Own Mustache craft taking place all month long.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Santa Claus Parade (Toronto) (FREE)
2pm
Weston and Church Street
Weston, ON

The Parade begins at Weston and Church Street and proceeds south on Weston Road ending at Sidney Belsey Crescent.
The parade is in its 37th year and is still going strong with an attendance of over 20,000 people each year.
COME ON OUT for the more than 50 entries including bands, community floats, clowns, and of course … our favourite chap with the white beard and the red suit!

http://www.westonvillagebia.com/santaparade

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Santa’s Village Family Event (Mississauga)
1pm-4pm
Streetsville Square
Streetsville Village Square Queen Street South and Main Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 1L6
Mississauga, ON

Join us for an afternoon full of family-friendly fun at the Streetsville Village Square as we welcome Santa & a host of holiday activities to the Village!
Bring the whole family to Streetsville at 1:00pm to enjoy the newly reimagined Mississauga Santa Claus Parade running down Queen Street South! After the parade, make your way to the Square to enjoy crafts, activities, and games running until 4:00pm! Snack on complimentary hot chocolate & s’mores as you listen to a live rendition of The Night Before Christmas. The ‘Big Man in Red’ will be at the Square all afternoon for photos! Boys & girls, be sure to visit the letter-writing station to write, and then send your letter to the North Pole!

*Fall Magic Show (Pickering)
12pm-2pm
Boston Pizza Pickering
1899 Brock Road
Pickering, ON

Come Join us for our fall kids party!! Magician, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Loot bags, colouring contest, magic show $4.99 Kids meals!

schoutena@bostonpizza.com

*Community Christmas Party (Clarington)
1pm-3pm
Clarington Community Christmas Party
26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville Ontario
Bowmanville, ON

Clarington Community Christmas Party
On Sunday November 27th, the Clarington community of all ages can join in on an afternoon of fun, as we celebrate the holiday season. Event Location: Clarington Beech Centre, 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville. Time: 1 to 3 pm. Enjoy carnival Christmas games, crafts for young and old alike, Pepper the Clown with her face painting + balloon creations, a Christmas sing-a-long with the BOAA Choir, museum display, a visit Santa plus hot dog or a hamburger and refreshments are offered. The admission to this event is a toy or food items brought into our entrance in support of our local food bank and/or toy drive. Be prepared for a few surprises throughout the event.
We are very proud to say that this event is a collaborative event brought to you by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington, Bethesda House, Clarington Museum, Clarington Older Adult Association, The Firehouse Youth Centre, the Lions Club of Bowmanville, the Rotary Club of Bowmanville, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and the Municipality of Clarington. This is an event for all ages. Get in the spirit of the season by coming out to a great party! If you require further details call 905 623-6646

*Christmas At Blue Craft & Gift Show (Collingwood)
Blue Mountain Village
108 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

2nd Annual Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show. Over 100 vendors for your gifting ideas. Bring the kids to meet Santa. Something for everyone.


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NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 18-20, 2016)
NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 18-20, 2016)

TOMORROW NIGHT!

FOR THE ADULTS …

Adult Paint Night!
At That’s Italian Ristorante in Woodbridge!
On Friday November 18th from 6:30pm-9pm

Your Evening Includes:
Your materials, painting, a buffet meal with dessert, and your choice of 2 beverages or one glass of wine!
Regular Price: $70 +tax

* OUR PRICE: $55 +tax per person
ONLY 26 SPOTS!

Purchase your tickets here: https://gateway.helcim.com/hosted/?merchantId=2301505657&token=ec1450896143c6ga73
Event Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1118925601523335
*This event is organized by That’s Italian Ristorante

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**FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Zootopia Movie Night (Scarborough) (FREE)
7pm-9pm
St. Mark’s United Church
115 Orton Park Road
Scarborough, ON

Free Community Movie Night

office@st-marks.ca

Eglinton Square Santa Parade (Toronto) (FREE)
4pm-8pm
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre
1-70 Eglinton Square
Toronto, ON

Join us on Friday, November 18th, 2016 for Santa’s Arrival at Eglinton Square Shopping Centre.
Magic Show: 4:00pm to 4:30pm at Eglinton Square Shopping Centre.
Balloon Sculptors, Face Painters and Crafts for Kids from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Santa Parade starts at 6:30pm.
Balloon Sculptors, Face Painters and Crafts for Kids will stop at 6:15pm and will resume at 7:00pm after the Santa Parade.

http://www.eglintonsquare.ca

*Teddy Bear Night at the Museum (Kitchener)
6pm-8pm
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON

Children and their favourite stuffed animal are invited to a party! At the end of the evening kids will leave their stuffie for a sleepover at the museum. Then come back the next day to pick up your stuffie and see the pictures of all the adventures the stuffed toys had overnight.
Games, crafts, storytelling, cartoons and delicious snacks are part of the party!
Admission is $5 per child plus HST, with a accompanying adult.

www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/

*Christmas (Whitby) (FREE)
5:30pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!
This special event will include 26 miniature buildings and storefronts, holiday inflatables and projections all decorated in the spirit of the season.


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**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016**

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

Movie:  The Secret Life Of Pets

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

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

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Santa Claus Parade (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
6pm-7:30pm
Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Join in the excitement of the Santa Claus Parade, as it brings the holiday spirit to life each year. The Parade attracts thousands and features a number of diverse floats from the community. Please check back on our website for NEW and Full route details!

*Santa Claus Parade (Newmarket) (FREE)
11am
Lorne Ave. and Eagle St.
Newmarket, ON

Join us in welcoming Santa Claus to Newmarket! The parade starts at the corner of Lorne Avenue and Eagle street, proceeds east on Eagle Street then north on Main Street. The parade will end at Ontario Street.

Remember to bring your non-perishable food items.

http://www.newmarket.ca/thingstodo/pages/recreation%20and%20culture/events/santa-claus-parade.aspx

*Santa Claus Parade (Uxbridge) (FREE)
Brock & Centre
Uxbridge, ON

Welcome to the 56th Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade!
Start Time: 11am – approx 1 hour

http://www.uxbridgesantaclausparade.com

*Movember Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON
Celebrate Movember at Scarborough Museum! The Victorians loved ‘staches” of all shapes and sizes, and so do we! Not growing one? Don’t worry, Make Your Own Mustache craft taking place all month long.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Christmas Pet Show (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Downsview Park
40 Carl Hall Road
Toronto, ON

A truly unique family event for you and your pets!
Over 200 exhibitors, 50,000+ Square Feet of space, and 2 full days with Santa! An indoor where your pets are welcome to come!
Enjoy some time with the whole family, at the Toronto Christmas Pet Show.

http://www.torontochristmaspetshow.ca

*MAP Family Saturdays (Toronto)
Various Library Locations in Toronto
Toronto, ON

MAP family saturdays brings the museum to the library. Your child participates in a craft or an activity to learn about a specific topic from one of the museum or art galleries in Toronto.

Check your local library listings for locations.

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

*Swedish Christmas Fair (Toronto)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Get into the spirit at this two-day holiday extravaganza! Warm up to the sounds of children singing carols at the Lucia Pageant and participate in folk dancing, craft making and more. It’s the perfect place to sample delicious Scandinavian food and have a rinkside drink of glögg. Check off your gift list with imported handmade crafts, unique Christmas decor, textiles and tasty Swedish delicacies.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/index.cfm

*Illuminite at Yonge Dundas Square (Toronto)
5:30pm-7:30pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. East
Toronto, ON

Downtown Yonge BIA invites you to kick off the holidays with Illuminite, a magical evening of music, dance & spectacle in Yonge-Dundas Square.

http://www.downtownyonge.com/events/calendar.html?m=11&y=2016

*Santa Claus Parade (Oakville) (FREE)
9am
Oakville, ON

Santa Claus is coming to Oakville!
Theme: A Magical, Musical Christmas
And don’t forget to bring unused unwrapped toys and games for the parade’s toy drive!

http://www.oakvillesantaclausparade.ca

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

Bring your best singing voices as the Milton Monkeys get musical. Kids’ Club friends will be making their own song books and instruments at 10 am. A sing along starts at 11 am and Santa arrives at 12 noon!
The Kids’ Club is free and no pre-registration is required. For details, visit our website & click on Kids’ Club. Supplies are limited to the first 200 children present.

http://miltonmall.com

*Santa Parade (Hamilton)
4:30pm
From Queen and Main Streets
Hamilton, ON

The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade is a cherished tradition in Hamilton, please come out and enjoy the fun.

*Santa Claus Parade (Kitchener)
10:30am-12pm
Kitchener-Waterloo Santa Claus Parade
King, Victoria & Weber to Erb
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

This year, the Lions Club of Kitchener Santa Claus Parade will take place on November 19th at 10:30am beginning at the intersection of Ottawa St. and King St. in Kitchener and extends to Cedar St. to Victoria Street and will head East on Victoria to Weber St., then North on Weber to Erb St. (between & Bridgeport).

www.lionsclubofkitchener.com

*Santa Claus Parade (Niagara)
11am
Downtown Niagara Falls
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, ON

The Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade has been named one of the TOP 100 Events in Ontario! Fabulous marching bands, stilt walkers, clowns, and so much more! Meet with Santa after the Parade at City Hall on Queen Street.

www.niagarafalls.ca/santa

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

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

Bring your best singing voices as the Sheridan Sharks get musical. Kids’ Club friends will be making their own song books and instruments at 2:00 pm. A sing along starts at 3:00 pm!
The Kids’ Club is free and no pre-registration is required. For details, visit our website & click on Kids’ Club. Supplies are limited to the first 200 children present.

http://sheridancentre.ca

*Character Meet & Greets (Mississauga)
10am
Toys”R”Us
3150 Argentia Rd
Mississauga, ON

Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.
The full event schedule is available at www.toysrus.ca/events

*Santa Claus Parade (Brampton) (FREE)
5pm
Main St. – Sproule Dr. to Elgin Dr.
Brampton, ON

Lights, music and merriment . . . join in welcoming Santa to Brampton. Find a spot along Main Street and see twinkling floats, marching bands, over 200 costumed characters and so much more.
Make memories NOVEMBER 19, 2016 at 5PM under the stars!

http://www.bramptonsantaclausparade.com

*Santa’s Parade of Lights (Oshawa) (FREE)
6pm
Oshawa, ON

Santa’s Parade of Lights
There’s a new parade route this year so check website for details!

http://www.oshawasantaclausparade.org

*Christmas at the Kids Safety Village (Whitby) (FREE)
5:30pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!

*Santa Claus Parade (Keswick)
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Biscayne
Keswick, ON

Join the community to celebrate the annual Santa Claus Parade

*Santa Claus Parade (Barrie) (FREE)
5pm-10pm
Tiffin and Lakeshore
Barrie, ON

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Santa. He joins us each year for this fun night parade that features fantastic lights, colours and music.
This year’s parade is scheduled for 5pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The theme will be Christmas Around the World. We expect that our floats will pull in some creative ideas from different countries and cultures around the world, making this our most exciting and memorable parade yet!
We will be traveling the same route again this year, departing from Tiffin and Lakeshore, heading straight up Tiffin to Bradford Street. We will then head North on Bradford to Dunlop, then through Downtown Barrie, where we will be part of the Downtown Barrie Tree Lighting festivities!

http://barriechamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/barrie-santa-claus-parade-november-19-2016-1226

*Breakfast with Santa (Barrie)
8:30am to 9:30am
Georgian Mall
509 Bayfield St.
Barrie, ON

Join Santa for a memorable A & W Pancake Breakfast
Tickets $5.00 (only 300 available)
All proceeds go to the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie

http://riocangeorgianmall.com


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**SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Swedish Christmas Fair (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Get into the spirit at this two-day holiday extravaganza! Warm up to the sounds of children singing carols at the Lucia Pageant and participate in folk dancing, craft making and more. It’s the perfect place to sample delicious Scandinavian food and have a rinkside drink of glögg. Check off your gift list with imported handmade crafts, unique Christmas decor, textiles and tasty Swedish delicacies.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/index.cfm

*Santa Claus Parade (Toronto)
12:30pm
Christie Street and Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Since 1905, the Toronto Santa Claus parade has made its way through the streets of downtown Toronto. Today, The Santa Claus Parade is the longest running children’s parade in the world and one of the overall largest parades in the world.
The parade begins at Christie Street and Bloor Street West. See website for full route details!

http://www.thesantaclausparade.ca

*Santa Claus Parade (Milton) (FREE)
1:30pm
Along Main Street
Milton, ON

Please bring canned goods for the Salvation Army’s Food Bank.
Please Bring your “Toys for Tots” Donation.
This year, the parade will only travel along Main Street.

www.miltonsantaclausparade.ca

*Christmas Fair (Burlington)
12pm-4pm
Halton Waldorf School
2193 Orchard Road
Burlington, ON

Everyone is invited to our 31st Annual Christmas Fair! The whole family will enjoy festive activities, delicious food, and gift shopping with local vendors.
Our activities will include cookie decorating, a puppet play, candle dipping, a forest quest, a candy cane fairy, candle holder decorating, gnome home treasures, candle lake, and a knights in training obstacle course.

http://www.haltonwaldorf.com/event/christmas-fair-3/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

 


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NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 11- 13, 2016)
NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 11- 13, 2016)

We have a quiet weekend :) There isn’t much listed. Don’t forget to support your local indoor playgrounds :)

Have a great one!


There are THREE other Facebook Groups in the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community!
PLEASE JOIN THEM!

1) Entertain Kids: Parenting 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekoadparenting

(All parenting related questions, deals on groceries, diapers & clothes)

2) Entertain Adults On A Dime
https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainadultsonadime

(This group for adults)

3) MOMS & NANNIES
https://www.facebook.com/groups/momsandnannies

(Find babysitters, nannies and cleaning help)

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FOR THE ADULTS …

Adult Paint Night!
At That’s Italian Ristorante in Woodbridge!
On Friday November 18th from 6:30pm-9pm

Your Evening Includes:
Your materials, painting, a buffet meal with dessert, and your choice of 2 beverages or one glass of wine!
Regular Price: $70 +tax

* OUR PRICE: $55 +tax per person
ONLY 26 SPOTS!

Purchase your tickets here: https://gateway.helcim.com/hosted/?merchantId=2301505657&token=ec1450896143c6ga73
Event Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1118925601523335
*This event is organized by That’s Italian Ristorante

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**FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees (Bobcaygeon)
Settler’s Village
85 Dunn Street
Bobcaygeon, ON

Come and see over 200 decorated trees, wreaths, garlands. Other attractions: Christmas Boutique, Toyland Showcase, Craft Fair, Childrens Workshop, Santas Secret Shoppe, and more!.

www.kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org

 


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**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016**

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

Movie:  Air Bud Golden Receiver

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

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

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Family Nature Walks in High Park (Toronto)
1:30pm-3pm
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Drive
Toronto, ON

Get outside and explore nature in High Park with your whole family! Grandparents, parents, teens, children and babies alike will love this chance to discover the natural wonders in High Park’s incredible ecosystems!
No pre-registration required!
Recommended donation of $2- $5
High Park Rangers- Know Your Nature

See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. The 12-16 year olds of the High Park Rangers have been busily creating an engaging and informative hike to teach you about some of

http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/family-nature-walks

*MAP Family Saturdays (Toronto)
Various Library Locations in Toronto
Toronto, ON

MAP family saturdays brings the museum to the library. Your child participates in a craft or an activity to learn about a specific topic from one of the museum or art galleries in Toronto.

Check your local library listings for locations.

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

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls)
5pm-8:30pm
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Please join us at 5:00 pm as Santa arrives for our annual Santa’s Wonderland Event.
Light refreshments will be served, FREE photos with Santa as well as many other activities for children including games and product/toy demonstrations.
Santa stays with us until Christmas Eve, please visit our website for more details.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*TVOKids Book Club Tour (Brampton)
11am-12pm
Brampton Library Gore Meadows Branch
10150 The Gore Road
Brampton, ON

The TVOKids Book Club Tour is coming to Brampton Library! Two books will be featured: Small Saul by Ashley Spires and the TVOKids Book of the Month. Join us to meet the TVOKids pirates and pick up your special TVOKids gift bag to take home.

http://www.bramptonlibrary.ca/index.php/component/content/category/17-children

*Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees (Bobcaygeon)
Settler’s Village
85 Dunn Street
Bobcaygeon, ON

Come and see over 200 decorated trees, wreaths, garlands. Other attractions: Christmas Boutique, Toyland Showcase, Craft Fair, Childrens Workshop, Santas Secret Shoppe, and more!.

www.kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org

 


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**SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees (Bobcaygeon)
Settler’s Village
85 Dunn Street
Bobcaygeon, ON

Come and see over 200 decorated trees, wreaths, garlands. Other attractions: Christmas Boutique, Toyland Showcase, Craft Fair, Childrens Workshop, Santas Secret Shoppe, and more!.

www.kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org

 

 


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NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 4- 6, 2016)
NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 4- 6, 2016)

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Well! Halloween has finally passed, and my husband made a great point! Why do we do so much for one night? To tell you the truth, I don’t really know.  Besides it being fun. My nephew’s birthday is on Halloween so we had a big family dinner and I took my kid’s to our street to do our trick or treating. I left a “TAKE ONE” note with a big bowl of Candy on my front porch. It was gone very fast. Something tells me one child had a lot of extra candy that night! Haha!

SAVINGS TIP: The day after Halloween, head straight to Walmart. Depending on your luck, you can score on amazing costumes and decorations for next year. I got two 4 ft licensed blow ups for $7 each,  a pop up coffin for $5, and 3 boxes of 24 mini chip bags, for $2.60 per box! Yesss! I am now ready for next year!

 


There are THREE other Facebook Groups in the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community!
PLEASE JOIN THEM!

1) Entertain Kids: Parenting 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekoadparenting

(All parenting related questions, deals on groceries, diapers & clothes)

2) Entertain Adults On A Dime
https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainadultsonadime

(This group for adults)

3) MOMS & NANNIES
https://www.facebook.com/groups/momsandnannies

(Find babysitters, nannies and cleaning help)

groups

 

 


FOR THE ADULTS …

Adult Paint Night!
At That’s Italian Ristorante in Woodbridge!
On Friday November 18th from 6:30pm-9pm

Your Evening Includes:
Your materials, painting, a buffet meal with dessert, and your choice of 2 beverages or one glass of wine!
Regular Price: $70 +tax

* OUR PRICE: $55 +tax per person
ONLY 26 SPOTS!

Purchase your tickets here: https://gateway.helcim.com/hosted/?merchantId=2301505657&token=ec1450896143c6ga73
Event Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1118925601523335
*This event is organized by That’s Italian Ristorante

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**FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

 

 


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**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016**

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

Movie:  Air Bud Golden Receiver

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

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

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*50th Birthday Celebration (Kleinburg)
1pm-4pm
Kleinburg Library
10341 Islington Avenue North
Kleinburg, ON

Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) invites you to join us on November 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate Kleinburg Library’s 50th birthday at the Kleinburg Retrofest. The official welcome at 1p.m. kicks off an afternoon inspired by the 1960s.
Guests are encouraged to wear their best mid-60s attire and may be awarded prizes for costume excellence. While ingesting 60s-style food and beverages, the community is welcome to enjoy late 60s music on vinyl and a slide show of Kleinburg during that era. Kids are able to experience toys of the 60s, including the beloved hula hoop.

http://www.vaughanpl.info

*One Stop Shopping for CMHA (Newmarket)
10am-5pm
Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

For a $2 entrance fee (ages 16+) you can do the following:
– Shop from over 40 vendors
– Bid on a large number of silent auction items
– Visit the Henna Artist
– Have fun in the kids area ($3 per ticket or 4 for $10) which includes a face painter, photo booth, candy buffet table, balloon artist, a craft area and hopefully more.
– Enjoy the magic of a local magician
– Purchase a $2 ornament for the Xmas tree – write your thoughts about Mental Health, Mental Wellness, and who you are thinking of daily. One person will win the decorated Xmas tree to take home.
– at least one food truck – hopefully more
The first 100 guests will receive a free re-usable bag filled with lots of wonderful goodies! One of these bags will have a ticket for the guest to automatically win a $100 Women’s Watch
Please bring donations for the 360kids_york – see list atwww.judybrunton.ca
Please invite all your friends, the more, the merrier and the more we can raise for a great cause
For more information about this show and why I’m doing my Mental Health fundraising – please visit www.judybrunton.ca

http://www.cmha-yr.on.ca

*Day of the Dead Festival (Toronto)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), a festival of reverence for those who have left the world of the living. Presented by Scotiabank, the two-day festival will explore Mexico’s most popular cultural celebration with live music, theatre, art installations, family activities and more.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/dayofthedead/

*MAP Family Saturdays (Toronto)
Various Library Locations in Toronto
Toronto, ON

MAP family saturdays brings the museum to the library. Your child participates in a craft or an activity to learn about a specific topic from one of the museum or art galleries in Toronto.

Check your local library listings for locations.

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

*TVO Kids Bookaneers Tour (Hamilton)
11am-1pm
Hamilton Public Library – Central Library
55 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON

Come to the Central Library to celebrate the love of reading at the TVO Kids Book Tour kickoff event! Listen to the TVO pirates read some titles from the TVO Kids Book Club list, including the TD selected Grade One book, “Small Saul” by Ashley Spires, then participate in some fun and engaging activities. Attendees will also have the chance to meet our TVOKids pirate who will be signing autographs! Each child will receive a special TVOKids gift bag to take home! Reading at 11:00am. Families are encouraged to come for crafts and other activities after Melissa reads at 12:00pm. Fun activities until 3pm.

http://kids.hpl.ca/tvo-kids-bookaneers-tour


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**SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*EcoFair at the Barns (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto , ON

The 8th Annual EcoFair at the Barns is a free, family-friendly event that informs and inspires people to make greener choices in their homes and communities. Join us on Sunday, November 6th from 11am-4pm to learn about and celebrate the programs, products and services of over 40 environmental not-for-profit organizations and eco-friendly businesses.
At the EcoFair:
test drive an electric car
enjoy hands-on activities for kids and adults alike
have fun at the POP-UP Adventure Playground
lengthen the life of your wardrobe by bringing clothes to be mended at the Repairathon
enjoy delicious food
Visit the EcoFair website for event details and a list of exhibitors. Join us at the close of the EcoFair to watch a free screening of the fun and inspirational film “The Clean Bin Project: A competition where less is more” (reserve your spot at http://EcoFairCleanBin.Eventbrite.ca).
Co-hosted by Green Neighbours 21 and Transition Toronto. Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.

http://ecofairtoronto.org

*Day of the Dead Festival (Toronto)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), a festival of reverence for those who have left the world of the living. Presented by Scotiabank, the two-day festival will explore Mexico’s most popular cultural celebration with live music, theatre, art installations, family activities and more.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/dayofthedead/

*HOWLER Dog Walk Fundraiser & Family Fun Day (Waterloo Area)
10:30am-2:30pm
Snyder’s Family Farm
936685 Blenheim Road, Ayr, ON (minutes from K-W)
Ayr, ON

Pound Dog Rescue and Snyder’s Family Farm proudly present the 2nd annual HOWLer.
This is an event for the whole family — four legged, bushy tailed included — and will involve a 2.5 km fundraiser dog walk, barbecue, vendor tent, raffle prizes , various dog demonstrations, and more!
The HOWLer promises to be a memorable, fun-filled day for the whole family. All proceeds go to raise money for local dogs in need!
Tickets can be purchased online at www.pdrhowler.ca. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to purchase a ticket as a donation.
The event consists of:
– a giant pack walk, for which we collect online pledges through Canada Helps.
– vendors for those who love to shop for stuff for their dogs and for themselves.
– a raffle for dozens of fantastic prizes.
– exciting dog demonstrations including:
– Police K9 unit featuring police dog “Titan”
– agility dogs
– rally-obedience
– scent detection
– trick demonstration
– food and beverages.
– yummy treats for dogs and their humans too.
– many of the activities normally found at Snyder’s Family Farm are also available like the giant bouncy pillow, pedal carts, haunted house, corn maze, etc..

www.snydersfamilyfarm.com

*Escape the Library (Brampton)
1:30pm-4:30pm
Brampton Library Mount Pleasant Village
100 Commuter Drive
Brampton, ON

Are you and your friends smart enough to Escape the Library? You will work together to solve puzzles that will test your critical thinking skills and creativity. Only the brightest Bramptonians will be able to successfully escape! Teens, adults or families welcome. Register at the library or by calling 905-793-4636.

* Sunday FUNday – Mini Music Makers (Oshawa)
12pm-4pm
Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South, Lakeview Park
Oshawa, ON

Come down to the Oshawa Museum for the LAST Sunday FUNday of 2016! On Sunday November 6th, Visitor Hosts will show you how to make hommeade harmonicas and egg carton shakers. Afterwards you can visit the Museum’s latest exhibit, Getting in Tune: Oshawa’s Musical History. Learn about our piano factory and see Edison Phonographs!
Location: Guy House, Verna Conant Gallery
Cost: $5 per person

http://oshawamuseum.org

*Christmas Shopping & Fun Day (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
Extensions Dance Company
423 Bloor St W #5, Oshawa
Oshawa, ON

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & FUN DAY at Extensions Dance Company 423 Bloor St West, Oshawa
Get lots of items on your Christmas shopping list checked off at this shopping and fun day. Shop at a variety of vendors and bring the kids so they can get a photo with Santa, decorate a gingerbread house or cookie, make a hot chocolate at the Hot Chocolate Bar.
FREE ADMISSION & LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON!
Come decorate a gingerbread house $8 or a gingerbread man $3
Get a photo with Santa $2 (emailed)
Enjoy a hot chocolate from the Hot Chocolate Bar $3
Popcorn $2
and more…

http://www.facebook.com/ChristmasShoppingFunDay/

 


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Reminder: Contest Ends Tonight for Medieval Times

REMINDER: Medieval Times Contest ENDS TONIGHT at 6pm! Don’t forget to enter!


 

MEDIEVAL TIMES CONTEST

The amazing people at MEDIEVAL TIMES are giving 4 complimentary show tickets to ONE very lucky family! We just went for the first time, and completely loved it. Your tickets include your show and your meal.

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW:

1) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime)

2) Add EIGHT Facebook Friends To My Group
To add friends in to my group, you click on the top right arrow of the group page and under the box where it says “Add Member,” type in 8 names to add in the group. (Please make sure that they live in Ontario and are Parents or Grandparents).

I can also see who adds friends from the admin side, so please follow the steps to be entered correctly.

3) Once you have added your EIGHT friends into the group, you will write “Medieval Times” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest Post from my group wall.

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive 4 FREE tickets to see Medieval Times in Toronto.  The tickets include your show and your meal. The winner will speak with the marketing department at Medieval Times to book their show.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that evening or the following day. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook.

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


PICTURES FROM OUR VISIT TO MEDIEVAL TIMES

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The Best Family Halloween Movies
The Best Family Halloween Movies

My kids, Hubby and I like to get into a Halloween Holiday Spirit! This also happens around Christmas Time too, where we like to bust out our favourite themed movies and cuddle on the couch. 

I have decided to share my favourite Halloween movies with you!

I have divided them into two categories. One is for Smaller Children and the other is more for Tweens and Teens. I still recommend that you investigate a movie before you watch it, to see if it would be too scary for your child.

ENJOY THIS LIST!

 


*HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR SMALL KIDS*
1. Hotel Transylvania

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2. Hotel Transylvania 2

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3. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

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4. Casper

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5. Paranorman

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6. Hocus Pocus

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7. Coraline

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8. Monster House

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9. Scared Shrekless

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10. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

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*HALLOWEEN MOVIES FOR BRAVE TWEENS & TEENS*
1. The Monster Squad

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2. The Goonies

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3. Neverending Story

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4. Goosebumps

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5. Ghostbusters 

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6. Ghostbusters II

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7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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8. Beetle Juice

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9. Gremlins

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10. Little Monsters

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11. Scooby Doo

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12. The Addams Family

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13. Jaws

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14. Jurrasic World

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15. Corpse Bride

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The Halloween Costume Deal is Back!
The Halloween Costume Deal is Back!

GREAT NEWS EVERYONE!
The Costume Superstore likes us so much, that we are getting another GREAT DEAL from them!

The Deal:
* GET 30% OFF Costumes $30 or MORE
* FREE Shipping on Orders $80 ore MORE

This DEAL ENDS OCTOBER 10, 2016 at MIDNIGHT!

Costumes are for Babies, Toddlers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Dogs! Plus size costumes are available.

Why is it good to SHOP THERE?
* There are already very marked down items (if you don’t find over $30 Costumes)
* VERY FAST DELIVERY because their warehouse is located in Ontario

Instructions
Step by-step instructions on how to claim your coupon code. 

Step 1) Click on the following link to activate the offer: http://bit.ly/2dfL50j

Step 2) Add the items you want into your shopping cart.

Step 3) During step 2 of the checkout process on the “Shipping Options” page, enter the following coupon code: YZAZCZK30

 

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* PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS CODE with others!

* ONLY SHARE THIS LINK
This is the only link we can use to track your orders!
We want this to be successful so we can get future orders!

If there is an issue, please contact me at: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/contact


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Contest: Win Free Halloween Party Tickets
Contest: Win Free Halloween Party Tickets

FREE HALLOWEEN PARTY TICKETS (5 WINNERS)

GYM-O-Gym (In Markham) are giving away 5 PRIZES to 5 lucky families! 4 Winners will win ONE FREE ticket to the GYM-O-GYM Halloween Party and 1 Winner will receive 12 FREE weeks of Classes ($240 Value).

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW (You will need Facebook)

1) “LIKE” The GYM-O-GYM  FACEBOOK GROUP
https://www.facebook.com/gymogymtoronto

2) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) Once you have completed steps 1-& 2, you will write “GYM O GYM” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my Facebook Group wall.

(If you are already in her group, skip this step)

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

(YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS ABOVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST)

THE PRIZE:
Prize #1– 12 weeks Bronze membership starting anytime in 2016. 12 Classes Total (worth $240)
Prize #2, #3, #4, #5: 1 Complimentary Event ticket to the Gym-O-Gym Holiday Party

Contest Details: The contest closes on  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that night. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook (so check your “others” folder).

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


ABOUT THE GYM-O-GYM
Our mission is to create a safe environment, high quality programs and services that engage children and families into lifelong fitness. By providing them positive reinforcement, non-competitive and supportive atmosphere, children at Gym-O-Gym develop confidence, self-esteem, skills and patience to become healthy young adults.

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ABOUT THE GYM-O-GYM HALLOWEEN PARTY

Join us for a spooktacular party with your little one(s).

This event features:
– Your first Haunted house
– Meet your favorite Princess / Queen / SuperHero
– Decorate your own cookie. Bring home your own cookie
– Best Costume Contest
– Halloween Craft

Date / Time:
October 22 (Saturday)
12:30 – 2:30 pm

October 23 (Sunday)
11:30 – 1:30 pm

October 29 (Saturday)
12:30 – 2:30 pm

Age: 1 – 10 years

Tickets:
Child 3-10 yrs: $15 Early Bird before Oct 20th
Child under 3 yrs: $10
Infant 7 months and under: FREE
(For Kids Ages 3-10 YEARS: Cookie decoration, pizza, juice, Trick-or-treat, Craft, Spooktacular gift, best
costume contest)

Adults: $2.50

For more information, contact: info@gymogym.com

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1 Year And Never Forgotten: Neville Lake Family
1 Year And Never Forgotten: Neville Lake Family

 

1 YEAR AND NEVER FORGOTTEN: NEVILLE-LAKE FAMILY

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Today marks the 1 year anniversary since the Neville-Lake Tragedy!
Sadly on September 28th, the world lost Daniel, Harry, and Milly Neville-Lake (and their Grandfather Gary) due to the careless act of a drunk driver.
This thoughtless action, caused Jennifer & Ed Neville-Lake to lose the people they most loved in their lives.

For those of you who do not know, the Children’s mother Jennifer Neville-Lake was a part of the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community. I immediately felt the need to help her in any way I could.
During this time, I was able to get to know Jennifer and meet some of her family members. Jennifer is a genuine, caring and kind person, and my heart aches seeing her in so much pain. She is extremely fortunate to have an amazing group of friends, a kind Mother, and supportive siblings by her side.

I am beyond impressed how the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community has banded together and helped support this family.

BELOW ARE SOME INITIATIVES THAT WE HAVE DONE THIS YEAR TO HELP!

1) RAISING MONEY FOR FOOD 

The very first initiative we did, was raise $1000 for Jennifer and Ed. The money was raised on TILT and I purchased Walmart Gift Cards and mailed it to Jennifer and Ed.

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2) THE CHRISTMAS GIFT INITIATIVE

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We raised money through the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community and got incredible donors to help us

• FOR JEN’S GRANDMOTHER JOSEFINA:
* Kleinburg Nursery had donated beautiful plants to her.

• FOR HER MOTHER NERIZA:
* $100 gift card to Chapters/Indigo
* The Aveda Wild Strawberry Salon has donated a manicure, pedicure, wash cut & blow dry, and a facial for Jen and her Mother.

•FOR JEN & ED
* Blue Mountain Resort has donated a one-night, mid-week stay in a Village Suite
* The Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain has donated free entry into the hot and cold baths
* The group purchased had purchased $600 in restaurant gift cards so they don’t have to worry about cooking
* 2 NIGHTS AT Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa: We had purchased a night at Langdon Hall Adults Only Hotel in Guelph.
Jen and Ed will have all of their meals covered and you will each get $300 worth of spa treatments for their stay.
Langdon Hall has donated their second night inclusive of all of their meals.

They are probably not in the mind set to do this year, but we hope one day they will!

•TRIBUTE TO THE KIDS AND DAD
* We purchased a bench that has been installed at Kettle Lake Park in King City. The bench has a plaque that reads “In memory of Gary Neville & Daniel, Harry and Milly Neville-Lake”
* Greenside Gardens N More donated 4 trees to be planted next to the bench. The Township of King will donated the labour and we have purchased a plaque for each tree with the name of her Children and her Father.

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3) CAR MAGNET PROJECT
Early this year, I teamed up with a Company called MAGNETREE BOOKS to create car magnets with pictures of the Neville-Lake Children. On the magnet, the words read “NOT ONE MORE” and “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.”
The magnets were put on the back of cars to remember the Children and remind people not to drink and drive. The proceeds from the magnets, went to MADD Canada.

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4) NEVILLE-LAKE MEMORIAL
We held a Memorial Event on August 14th at Wellesley Park in King City, to honor the Neville-Lake family. Hundreds of people came out to support the Neville-Lake family. Since our group was so big, we couldn’t have the Memorial Celebration in Kettle-Lake Park where the bench, plaques, and trees were planted, so we moved to a bigger location within a 5 minute drive.
The event was beautiful. We had a dove release ceremony, where Children of all ages let 4 doves into the sky, as we listened to the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (the Kid’s favourite song). The children blew bubbles into the sky during the dove release.
We had lots of eventful entertainment for the kids. We had a colour theme at the event symbolizing the birth dates of the Kids and their Grandfather (Light Blue, Green, Purple, and Red). We sprayed the attendee’s hair in those colours, gave out necklaces, sunglasses, and bubbles as well.
I would love to do this again next year. I hope more of you can come out and support the family!

Donor Thank You List

•4 Trees generously donated by Greenside Gardens N More
10462 50 Hwy
Brampton, ON

•4 Plaques & Bench were paid for by the members of the Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group who raised the money collectively.

•Planting labour is being donated by: The Township of King

•4 Doves have been donated by: White Dove Release

•Porto Potty donated by: AMPOT

•Animal Entertainment has been donated by Reptilia Zoo

•Face Painting by: Minerva’s Creations

•Rapunzel, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Minion Mascot & Chase From Paw Patrol donated by: Treasure Your Moments Princess Parties

•DJ Entertainment provided by Superfly Entertainment

•Blueberry Mascotts, Stickers, and Bags, donated by WHIFFER SNIFFERS

•2 Jumping Castles have been donated by: JUMPARTY by Aeroinflatibles

•Public Relations Consulting has been donated by: Milestones PR

•Printing of the programs have been donated by: In-House Printing Services

•Food Tucks At The Event:
*The Travelling Fork (grilled Cheese & loaded potatoes)

*I Love Lasagna (lasagna, sandwiches)

*The Leaky Lemon (lemonade & candy)

*Icecream Co. (icecream & popsicles)

•Monetary Donations have been donated by:
*3 Step Recruitment

*Cute Kid Stuff

*AJ Printing

*Kid’s Therapy Services

*Rugcutterz Danz Artz

*Sunshine Learning Centre Inc.

*Peachy Buy


PICTURES OF THE EVENT

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WHERE WE GO FROM HERE?
1) WE SUPPORT
It is important we continue to support Jennifer and Ed Neville-Lake. They wake up in pain daily, and we need to show them we care!
A wonderful Charity is being formed called: “MANY HANDS DOING GOOD” by the friends of Jennifer and Ed. This is to honour the Neville-Lake Children and offer programs like art therapy to kids who need it.
I volunteered to be on the Committee and I will inform the group when there is something happening where you can help support the cause.

2) WE LEARN
The message here is no matter what, NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE! This story has still not stopped the amount of DUI’s happening in Ontario. This is a big problem! People aren’t learning from these tragedies.

3) WE REMEMBER
It is important that we remember Daniel, Harry, Milly and their Grandfather Gary. I am always open to allowing positive and heartfelt messages to Jennifer and her family on the Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook group. The Community has been an amazing support system to this family.

 


 

Watch this beautiful tribute to the Neville-Lake Family!

 

 

 

CONTEST: WIN TORONTO RAPTOR’S TICKETS
CONTEST: WIN TORONTO RAPTOR’S TICKETS

WIN 2 TICKETS TO SEE THE TORONTO RAPTORS!

LAYLA (A Fido Dealer Ambassador) is giving away 0n behalf of FIDO: a 2 FREE TICKETS TO SEE THE TORONTO RAPTORS (IN THE 100 LEVEL) to one lucky Family!

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW (You will need Facebook)

1) JOIN LAYLA’S “ASK A FIDO DEALER”  FACEBOOK GROUP
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1057398011018580

2) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) Once you have completed steps 1-& 2, you will write “LAYLA FIDO” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my Facebook Group wall.

(If you are already in her group, skip this step)

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

(YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS ABOVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST)

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive TWO TICKETS TO SEE THE TORONTO RAPTORS AT THE ACC! The seats will be for a set game in the 100 Levels.

Contest Details: The contest closes on  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that night. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook (so check your “others” folder).

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


ABOUT LAYLA

I have known Layla myself since High School, and I was really excited to find out that she is an Ambassador for Rogers & Fido!  Her job is to connect people in the Community and help them SAVE MONEY on their Telecommunications Services! She will be doing a few Contests with us and her prizes are amazing!

A Message From Layla:
“Hi Everyone. My name is Layla. I am your Exclusive Fido Dealer Ambassador. I’m here to answer your telecom questions, tell you about the latest deals and even address concerns…hey, no one is perfect! Most of all, I’m here to help! I’m a mom and I know that keeping kids busy is hard work. I got an idea – how about a free Fido ZTE Tablet?
After the Contest has been announced, I will share some app ideas that are fun and educational.

Thanks so much!”


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