MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 8- May 10, 2015)

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 8- May 10, 2015)

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I just wanted to wish all of the beautiful Mothers and Grandmothers a VERY Happy Mother’s Day.
Whether you are a first time Momma or a vet, I hope you have an awesome weekend with your family.

If you are looking for two easy crafts, you can check out my hand crafts: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2014/05/02/mothers-day-hand-print-crafts/

Enjoy the weather!


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**FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015**

*Museum’s Youth Expo (Markham)
6pm-9pm
Markham Museum
9350 48 HWY
Markham, ON

Change the World Markham and the Markham Museum are holding a Youth Expo on May 8 (PA Day).
We will be displaying youth talent and having many interactive, cool, activities for youth to participate in. We are now recruiting and will be highlighting youth in various categories including art, dance, music, technical skills, and are recruiting talented youth to lead yoga, martial arts, live art demonstrations and youth performers to perform.

http://facebook.com/ctwmarkham

*Mother’s Day Craft (Toronto)
4pm-5pm
Steeles Library
Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
Toronto, ON

A fun program for children for Mother’s Day.

416-396-8975

*Mother’s Day Craft (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Deer Park Library
40 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Let’s make a Mother’s Day craft together. All ages.

416-393-7657

*Create Your Own Scent Event (Milton)
4pm-8pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South

Do you favour tangy citrus or romantic florals? Mix and match essential oils to create a unique blend. Each mixologist will take home a bottle of customized perfume to treat themselves or to give as a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Receive your 10 ml bottle* when you make a $5 donation to the Milton Community Resource Centre Infant Food Bank.
-while supplies last.

http://miltonmall.com

*FUN School FUN Night (Port Credit) (Free Admission)
5:30am-7:30pm
44 Port Street West
Port Credit, ON

FUN School is a lively and entertaining event with music, games, prizes and treats for all ages!

FUN Station Event Activities Will Include:
Bouncy Castles and Slides, Fire Truck Visit, Face Painting, Crazy Hair Station, Fun Tattoos, Amazing Maze and more!

Enjoy pizza, cupcakes, candy kebobs, lemonade and more!

http://www.fun-school.ca

*Mother’s Day Fancy Tea Party (Whitby)
10am-7pm
Monkey Business Play
1121 Dundas St E, Unit B5
Whitby, ON

Price: $7 per child

Dress fancy, Free treat for child and free treat and tea for mom.

http://monkeybusinessplay.ca/


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**SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: The Wizard Of Oz

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! 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!

Craft: Birthday Hats

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Build a Picket Fence Frame (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Home Depot
Various Locations

Kids will learn how to build a Picket Fence Frame with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

The workshop is for kids ages 4 – 12 and they must be accompanied by an adult.

You must pre-register

http://www.homedepot.ca/workshops/build-a-picket-fence-frame

*Build and Grow Clinics (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am
Lowes Home Improvement
Various Locations

Build A Mother’s Day Planter

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

Register in advance to avoid disappointment!

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

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*Mother’s Day Tea Party (Richmod Hill) (FREE)
1pm-2pm
1 William F Bell Parkway
Richmond Green Library

Mother’s Day is coming a day early at Richmond Green! Moms, step-moms, grandmas, aunts, friends, and tots can enjoy a special storytime filled with stories, crafts, and, of course, tea and biscuits.
Note: Each adult and child attending must have a ticket.
Age group: Family (All Ages).

Please pick up your free ticket 15 minutes before the program starts at the Circulation Desk of the Richmond Green Library.

http://www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/Programs/ProgramDetail.cfm?programID=1225

*Movie Madness (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
2pm-3:30pm
Central Library
1 Atkinson Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Join us for Movie Madness at the Library!
On Saturday May 9th we will be showing Annie.

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.
Age group: Family Program.
Admission: FREE.

*Doors Open (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Various Locations In Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is pleased to open the doors to some of our most unique and intriguing heritage sites for everyone to experience. Admission is FREE.

Many intriguing cultural, historic and religious sites within Richmond Hill will open their doors to the public. Even long-time Richmond Hill residents will likely learn something new about their hometown after visiting Doors Open sites.

http://richmondhill.ca/subpage.asp?pageid=heritage_doors_open_event

*Mother’s Day Community Event (Aurora) (FREE)
12pm-2pm
Aurora Shopping Centre
14800 Yonge Street

Bring the Family to the Aurora Shopping Centre. Meet the Central York Fire Team, FREE face painting for the kids and pick up a FREE bouquet for Mom

www.aurorashoppingcentre.com

*Spring Mom2Mom Sale (Aurora)
10am-1pm
Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Road
Newmarket, ON

Join us for a fun day of shopping, deals, and Minions!!

http://www.momsale.ca

*Family Safety Event (Stouffville) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Community Safety Village
3291 Stouffville Rd.

Join us at the Community Safety Village for a free, fun, family day and learn all about York Regional Police.

Members of our Canine, Traffic and Emergency Response Units will be on hand to conduct demonstrations and there will be many fun activities for kids.

Donations for the local food bank are welcome.
Hope to see you there!

http://calendar.yrp.ca/Event/Index/aedb336d-b638-4032-9e95-a48000c73918

*Science Rendezvous (Markham) (FREE)
10am-3pm
132 Robinson Street, Parking Lot (Markham Road, 2 lights north of Highway 7)

A free hands on Science Fair! learn how to walk on water, pet a comet, make giant bubbles and make a DNA banana necklace and more! In conjunction with the opening of the Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market. Live music BBQs, craft vendors. Free parking and wheelchair accessible washrooms.
www.mainstreetmarkham.com.

*May Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Come celebrate Mother’s Day every weekend at Scarborough Museum! Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.

Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
7am-4pm
Tommy Thompson Park
1 Leslie Street
Foot of Leslie Street, at Unwin Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join us at the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation. A variety of free activities will be offered for people of all ages and all birding abilities.

http://www.springbirdfestival.ca

*MAP Family Saturdays – Royal Ontario Museum visits Burrows Hall (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Burrows Hall Library
1081 Progress Avenue
Toronto, ON

ROM Rocks!
Fossils, Meteorites, Gems. Learn about the collections at the ROM and make a craft to take home.

Register in branch or call 416-396-8740.

*MAP Family Saturdays – Museum of Inuit Art visits Maryvale (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Maryvale Library
85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 16
Toronto, ON

Join the Museum of Inuit Art at Maryvale branch to touch some museum artifacts from their hands-on collection, play traditional Inuit games and make your own piece of art to take home.

416-396-8931

*MAP Family Saturdays – Mackenzie House visits Dufferin/St. Clair (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Dufferin/St.Clair Library
1625 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON

Learn how newspapers, books and images were created in the 19th century. Print your own souvenir on the Mackenzie House press! Suitable for all ages.

416-393-7712

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gardiner Museum visits Sanderson (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Sanderson Library
327 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON

Did you know that in many east Asian Cultures the Dragon is a symbol of luck, hope and prosperity? Join the museum’s potters and learn how to make your very own dragons using only clay and a few tools! For ages 5-12.

416-393-7653

*MAP Family Saturdays – Todmorden Mills Heritage Site visits S. Walter Stewart (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
S. Walter Stewart Library
170 Memorial Park Avenue
Toronto, ON

Toys of the Past!

Explore the amusements of the past with Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. Try out historic toys and make your own 19th-century plaything to take home!

416-396-3975

*MAP Family Saturdays – Toronto Zoo visits Agincourt (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
Agincourt Library
155 Bonis Avenue
Toronto, ON

Wild for Cats!
Tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars are some of the large wild cats found at the Zoo. Known for their powerful roars, they are strong predators in their habitat. What do wild cats eat? How does a wild cat hunt? Learn more about what features the wild cats share with your favourite fluffy pet kitty and what it takes to be a wild cat.

416-396-8943

*MAP Family Saturdays – Scarborough Museum visits Highland Creek (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Highland Creek
3550 Ellesmere Road
Toronto, ON

Scarborough Museum presents: The Early Settler Experience.
Enjoy discovery boxes, games, reproduction 19th century toys, and stories as you discover Scarborough’s past!

416-396-8876

*MAP Family Saturdays – Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Steeles (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Steeles Library
Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
Toronto, ON

How does the wool on a sheep’s back turn into a woollen shawl or sweater? Families will help to tease, card, and finger spin wool. We’ll talk about natural dyes, spinning, and weaving. Everyone will take home their own woollen bracelet and a sample of the sheep’s wool they have carded, and come away understanding how the pioneers took sheep’s wool and created cloth.

For families with children 6 and up.
Tickets handed out 30 minutes before start of program.

416-396-8975

*MAP Family Saturdays – Colborne Lodge visits Palmerston (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Palmerston Library
560 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto, ON

Time travel with Colborne Lodge: Enjoy games and toys from more than 150 years ago. Share your favourite riddle and listen to a story or two.

416-393-7680

*Science Rendezvous (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. East
Toronto, ON

Check out the robots, enjoy interactive experiments and take in a fire show – all at Science Rendezvous sponsored by Ryerson University.

Free and suitable for everyone – ages 3 to 103.

http://www.ryerson.ca/sciencerendezvous

*Mount Pleasant Village Kids’ Fun Day (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville
Toronto, ON

Presented by the Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village, Kids’ Fun Day will offer a full day of free, fun family activities.

Some of the activities will include two Kid’s Fun Zones where you’ll find the Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd Skate & Scooter Park, and the WWF Happy Face bouncy castle. Attendees can join in the Interactive Community Art Installation with artist Lauren Satok and vote for their favourite gourmet grilled cheese in the first annual Restaurant Grilled Cheese Competition.

With more local businesses participating than ever, this year’s Kids’ Fun Day is sure to be the best yet. Sidewalks will be bustling with entertainment, activities, games, contests, discounts, giveaways and food so come one, come all to the 3rd Annual Kid’s Fun Day!

http://www.mountpleasantvillage.ca/kidsfunday

*BSM Birthday Bash (Toronto) (Free Admission)
10am-4pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

The Bata Shoe Museum is turning twenty this year and we’re throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate. It’s an open house and everyone in Toronto is invited!
Join us on Saturday, May 9th for a day full of free admission, family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Visitors can experience our exhibitions coming to life or delight in our playful atrium art installation and of course join us for a birthday cupcake!

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca

*Halton Regional Police Day (Oakville)
10am-2pm
Halton Regional Police Headquarters
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON

Fun day for the family to interact with their local Police Service and Community Partners.

LOTS TO SEE AND DO!
– Live demonstrations and interactive displays
– Family-friendly entertainment and rides
-HRPS Pipes and Drums and Chorus

Children’s Safety Village tours (Note: Requires on-site registration – limited space)
-BBQ by Troy’s Diner of Milton

http://www.haltonpolice.ca/AboutUs/Events/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=346

*Create Your Own Scent Event (Milton)
10am-2pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South

Do you favour tangy citrus or romantic florals? Mix and match essential oils to create a unique blend. Each mixologist will take home a bottle of customized perfume to treat themselves or to give as a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Receive your 10 ml bottle* when you make a $5 donation to the Milton Community Resource Centre Infant Food Bank.
-while supplies last.

http://miltonmall.com

*West Credit Annual Plant Sale and Family Fun Day (Mississauga)
8am-1pm
West Credit Secondary School
6325 Montevideo Rd
Mississauga, ON

Each year West Credit Secondary School hosts a Plant Sale and Family fun day. Students work all year in the horticulture classes preparing for this event. Students and staff volunteer their time to come out and showcase the talents of the students. Many different vegetables, tomatoes, mixed hanging plants, insect homes and many more creative things are sold. We also hold a bbq, where you can come for breakfast, or lunch, have bouncy castle, caricature artist, carnival games, face painting, and hospitality students, sell their freshly baked bread, cookies and homemade doggie treats. It is a great event for anyone looking for some great plants and a fun time for all ages.

michelle.vivian@peelsb.com

*Science Rendezvous (Mississauga)
2pm-4pm
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON

Take science from the lab to the street! Experience fun, hands-on activities with Let’s Talk Science and meet with scientists from the University of Toronto – Mississauga to learn about innovative research projects happening in your city.

Please call first to confirm the event is on.
905 615-3200 Ext:3589

*Janet Lee Elementary School Community Fun Fair (Stoney Creek)
11am-2pm
Janet Lee Elementary School
291 Winterberry Drive
Stoney Creek, ON

Community Fun Fair – bouncy castles, face painting and balloon making, dunk tank, reptile show, visits from local heroes: fire, police, ambulance, local community organizations invited , indoor vendor fair, Kelsey’s BBQ, children games, silent auction. Admission $5.00 per child and food donation collected for neighbour2neighbour food bank.

905-573-9113

*Science Rendezvous (Oshawa)(FREE)
10am-3pm
UOIT and Durham College joint campus in north Oshawa (follow singage on campus to event entrance)
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) will open their doors on Saturday, May 9 as they co-host Science Rendezvous 2015.
The free admission event promotes science awareness for all ages and is part of the nationwide Science Rendezvous celebration being held at universities and colleges all across Canada.

The day-long event includes dozens of hands-on activities such as INVENTours and Science Cavalcade; Science Jeopardy; and mini-workshops. Fun interactive experiments include Candy Bombs, Dry Ice Rainbows, Glowing Crystals and Magic Monster Slime, to name only a few. Explore LEGO Robotics and help solve the Stolen Cookie Mystery in the Forensic Fun Zone.
When you arrive, pick up a copy of the Science Rendezvous program and your official Science Rendezvous passport. Kids can collect activity stickers and stamps for their passport as they visit each station. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Check the Science Rendezvous 2015 website for a full list of activities and directions to campus (Science Rendezvous parking is free). BBQ food and refreshments are available.

http://sites.uoit.ca/rendezvous/index.php

*Decorate a Pot & Plant A Seed For Mom (Oshawa)(FREE)
12pm-3pm
5 Points Mall
Oshawa, ON

Decorate a clay pot and plant a seed for mom

Ages 12 and Under

http://www.fivepointsmall.ca/calendar/index.ch2?temp_year=2015&temp_month=5&event=1552#1

*Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy (Whitby)
11am-9pm
Iroquois Sports Centre Parking Lot
500 Victoria Street West
Whitby, ON

Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy Whitby returns in 2015 with delicious eats from more trucks and a new venue! There will be great food, craft breweries, Ontario wines, entertainment and a family friendly zone. Admission is free. Funds raised will support community charities, so bring your family and friends to Iroquois Park and eat with purpose!

http://www.foodfrenzywhitby.ca

*Huge Garage Sale Fundraiser (Ajax)
8am-1pm
Royal LePage Connect
335 Bayley St W
Ajax, ON

BBQ, Bake sale, face painting, raffle table and DJ

*Fundraiser for Ryan Lafleur (Bowmanville)
11am-5pm
95 Baseline Rd West (TSC parking lot)
Bowmanville, ON

Charity Event for Ryan Lafleur who is fighting a rare form of brain cancer.
BBQ lunch, face painting, jumping castle, pony rides, petting zoo, bake sale, raffle draw for a new BBQ.

*How-To in 10 Travelling Festival (Bowmanville)(FREE)
10am-2pm
Clarington Public Library
163 Church Street
Bowmanville, ON

Experience a great new twist on learning at the Library!
Love to learn new things, but never seem to have the time? The How-To in 10 Festival is intended to make learning new skills fun, easy, free, and fast! Various booths and vendors will be set up around the Library for you to explore, and each will help you learn a new skill in under 10 minutes.
Want to learn even more? Visit www.howtoin10.com to see all participating Durham Region libraries!
Drop in; no registration required.

http://www.clarington-library.on.ca

*Pom Pom Pets (Georgina)
12:30pm-2:30pm
Peter Gzowski Library
5279 Black River Road
Sutton, ON

For ages 9 to 12…create your own pet from pom poms you will learn to make.

emcleish@georgina.ca

*Spring Thaw Pancake Breakfast (Barrie)
10am-2pm
Memorial Square
65 Dunlop St. East
Barrie, ON

‘Tap into Spring fever’ with pancakes & real maple syrup compliments of the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA).
Join us in Memorial Square for Downtown Barrie’s annual Pancake Breakfast. Other activities include free inflatables for the kids & wagon rides, along with musical entertainment. Lots of fun for the whole family!

http://springthawpancakes.ca/


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**SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5
Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

http://fitness.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym-324.asp

*May Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Come celebrate Mother’s Day every weekend at Scarborough Museum! Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.

Admission is Pay What You Can.

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

*BSM Birthday Bash (Toronto) (Free Admission)
12pm-4pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

The Bata Shoe Museum is turning twenty this year and we’re throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate. It’s an open house and everyone in Toronto is invited! Join us on Saturday, May 9th for a day full of free admission, family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Visitors can experience our exhibitions coming to life or delight in our playful atrium art installation and of course join us for a birthday cupcake! If you can’t make it on Saturday come by on Sunday for free admission and arts and crafts.

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca

*Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy (Whitby) (Free Admission)
11am-6pm
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
500 Victoria Street West
Whitby ON

There will be food, craft breweries, Ontario wines, entertainment and a family friendly zone. Funds raised will support community charities, so bring your friends and family to Iroquois Park parking lot and eat with purpose.

http://www.foodfrenzywhitby.ca

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Gallery! Create a unique tile mosaic, a beautiful card and gift wrap for a special person in your life. Mother’s Day Brunch is also available.

The RMG is open seven days a week. Parking is available on site, and is free after six and on weekends. The RMG is free to visit. A suggested donation of five dollars can be made at our reception.

http://rmg.on.ca

*Mother`s Day Automotive Museum Tours (Oshawa)
11am-2pm
Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe St S
Oshawa, ON

Price: $8 adults
MOMS are FREE

Highlights are cars owned by remarkable women

http://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/

*Gamers Club (Ajax)
1:30pm-3pm
Ajax Public Library, Main Branch
55 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, ON

Compete in multiplayer tournaments of hit games such as Skylanders SWAP Force, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, followed by free play of any games the group would like. Game on!
Now featuring Wii U, Playstation 4 and Xbox One!
Drop-in program for ages 10 and up.

http://www.ajaxlibrary.ca