MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 22 -May 24, 2015)

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I am very excited for my second largest event this Sunday. The Spring Fling party is here! My house looks like a tornado! It is full of swag bags and raffle gifts! My 5 year old daughter helped me pack every bag. She really wanted to be involved. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


**FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 50% off Admission (Vaughan)
Hop Hop Jump
400 Spinnaker Way
Vaughan, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$3.45-$4.95 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.hophopjump.com

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play-50% Off Admission (Vaughan)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$4 for per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play Zone- 50% Off Admission (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

50% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $3.50-$5 per child.

Please call to confirm they are not booked for a private party.
(416) 650-5060

http://www.activekidszone.com
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupon

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*Rotary Rib N Roll (Brampton)
5pm-11pm
Gage Park
45 Main Street N
Brampton, ON

Come and join us at Gage Park
Featuring Ribs by Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, Jake’s Boathouse, Big Z’s Smokehouse, Turtle Jack’s and RD’s Southern BBQ.

*Pre-teen Dance (Pickering)
7pm-10pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

Dances for students in Grades 5-8 are held monthly throughout the school year at the Pickering Recreation Complex.
Purchase tickets online $8.75 each

https://www.pickering.ca/en/living/preteendances.asp

*Stargazing at Lakeview Park (Oshawa)
5pm-10pm
Lakeview Park
Oshawa, ON

Telescopes will be set up along path to view crescent moon, Venus, Jupiter and its moons as well as star clusters. Bring a telescope if u have one.

http://www.drastronomy.com/news.php

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
5pm-10pm
Centennial Park – Centennial Beach
Barrie, ON

Free Live Outdoor Music & Entertainment For All Ages!
Kicking off the summer festival season with music, a midway of rides, face painting, carnival games, street vendors, great food and contests. New this year is the Food Truck Showcase offering a range of culinary delights. Licensed beer/wine garden.

Free outdoor stage offering a variety of music including hip-pop, classic rock, blues, swing and tribute.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


**SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015**

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

Movie: The Boxtrolls

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!

Create: RED & WHITE CRAFT STICK FLAGS

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

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*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

*Soap Making Workshop -50% OFF Admission (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

50% off Child Admission for a soap making workshop with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.

Drop off Optional for Kids 6 and Up.
Call in advance to make sure there is room.
$15 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Dog Photo Fundraiser (Markham)
11am-4pm
E.T. Crowle Public School (On the field)
15 Larkin Avenue
Markham, ON

Families! Come out with your furry friends and get an 8×10 PET PORTRAIN on the SPOT for a donation of $15.
Pet Value will be donating dog treats.

All proceeds goes to help Kaleb go to camp Northland Bnai Brith for 3 weeks in july to August ♥

https://www.facebook.com/events/1235443266549838/

*MAP Family Saturdays – Gardiner Museum visits Brentwood (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Brentwood Library
36 Brentwood Road North
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!

416-394-5240

*MAP Family Saturdays-Royal Ontario Museum visits Evelyn Gregory (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Evelyn Gregory Library
120 Trowell Avenue
Toronto, ON

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

416-394-1006

*MAP Family Saturdays – Black Creek Pioneer Village visits Black Creek (North York)
2pm-3pm
Black Creek Library
1700 Wilson Avenue
North York, 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.

416-395-5470

*MAP Family Saturdays – Museum of Inuit Art visits Fairview (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Fairview Library
35 Fairview Mall Drive
Toronto, ON

The Museum of Inuit Art comes to the library! Get up close to museum artifacts from their hands-on collection, play traditional Inuit games and make your own piece of art to take home.
Drop-in, no registration required. For more information, please call 416-395-5750.

*The Beach Village Spring Fling (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Ivan Forrest Gardens
131 Glen Manor Drive at Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

Join us for The Beach Village Spring Fling Weekend with sidewalk sales along Queen St. E and entertainment and activities featuring Comedy Entertainer – John Park, Break Dancers, Hula Hoop demos, Paint Splatter crafts, face painting, music and more at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen & Glen Manor). Free admission and free activities.

http://www.thebeachvillage.com

*Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Toronto’s Waterfront
207 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, ON

Fun for the entire family.
NEW this year, enjoy rides with Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating and kids can hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship. Have your picture taken with pirates as they invade the Waterfront. See the William Lyon Mackenzie Fire Boat in action and tour the Toronto Fire and Marine Station 334 and the Toronto Police Marine Unit.

www.waterfrontbia.com

*DOORS OPEN (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
All Over Toronto

The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2015 offering free and rare access to more than 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

This year’s theme, Sports, Recreation and Leisure, will offer attendees a sneak peek inside private and public recreational facilities used by its residents for sporting, recreation and leisure time ranging from indoor rock climbing facilities to dance studios and locations that are soon to become cultural or sporting tourism attractions.

LIST OF PLACES OPEN:
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=0d0bfa2cd4a64410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*Doors Open (Toronto) (FREE)
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON

Come and enjoy a look behind some of the oldest doors in Toronto! With over forty buildings dating between 1816 and 1867 Black Creek brings together a variety of architectural styles and a unique mix of commercial and domestic buildings from across southern Ontario.

http://www.blackcreek.ca

*Sportplay 4th Annual Right To Play Day (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-2pm
Polson Pier
Toronto, ON

Come and try out a FREE Half Day of our Cool-sport (Ages 5-12) and Multi-sport (Ages 3-7) Summer Camp! Kids can try a variety of camp activities including Mini-Putt, Rock Climbing, Beach Volleyball, Soccer and more for a “donate what you can” contribution to Right To Play. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the fun.

ALL proceeds go to Right To Play.
COST: Free – Donations accepted for Right to Play.

http://www.sportplay.ca

*National Public Works Week Family Fun Day (Mississauga) (FREE)
1pm-5pm
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

Join us as we celebrate Family Fun Day at Celebration Square! With activities for all ages, visitors can see educational displays, demonstrations of heavy equipment, road design, and the Spill Response Unit. Don’t miss an unforgettable demonstration by the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Extrication Team!

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/celebrationsquare/celebrationsquarewhatshappening

*Festival of the Family (Brampton)
9:30am-6pm
Shoppers World Brampton
499 Main Street South
Brampton, ON

The Festival of the Family is a kid-friendly event that showcases family-oriented businesses, summer camps, music schools, learning centres and neighbourhood services for the entire family. Families will find practical information and resources at this event while kids of all ages can enjoy the main stage entertainment and interactive activities throughout the day. Enjoy a magic show, storytime with a Frozen princess, crafts and many more!

http://www.familyedcentre.org

*Rotary Rib N Roll (Brampton)
12pm-11pm
Gage Park
45 Main Street N
Brampton, ON

Come and join us at Gage Park
Featuring Ribs by Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, Jake’s Boathouse, Big Z’s Smokehouse, Turtle Jack’s and RD’s Southern BBQ

*Touch-a-Truck (Burlington)
11am-2pm
Burlington Roads and Parks Maintenance Facility
3330 Harvester Rd
Burlington, ON

At the Touch-a-Truck event, families are invited to:
– Get close to city vehicles, including a fire truck, street sweeper, and
snowplow
– Sit in a backhoe simulator to experience what it’s like to be a driver
– Enjoy a free barbeque (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

905-335-7600

*Durham West Blues Fest (Pickering) (FREE)
11am-6pm
Esplanade Park
One The Esplanade South
Pickering, ON

Live Blues – Musical Instrument Inspired Art Auction – 2 stages – Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop – Family Event – Gourmet Food Trucks – BEER TENT.

The 2nd Annual Durham West Blues Fest will feature live music performances on 2 outdoor stages from award winning and emerging blues artists. The 2015 line-up includes Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, VOODOO Pawn Shop, Carlos del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill, Road Dogs, Wicked Grin, Voodoo Walters and Erin McCallum.
The festival also includes a blues guitar workshop from 1-3PM taking place in the acoustical setting of Council Chambers, hosted by Rick Fines.
In addition to world-class blues, the Durham West Blues Fest will once again include the unique musical instrument inspired art project, where artisans bring music to life through their creative expression.
The 2015 volunteer driven and locally organized Durham West Blues Fest is modeled after other successful community blues festivals. Our objectives are to present an annual event to promote, educate and celebrate the art of the blues music genre and visual arts within a fully accessible community festival, while heightening awareness to the realization for a Visual and Performing Arts Centre in Durham Region.

Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities can be found by visiting the website. Consider supporting the Durham West Blues Fest Kickstarter Campaign.

http://www.durhamwestbluesfest.com/

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

This event is a festival celebrating the return of migratory birds. The
theme of the event is birds and all aspects related to birds (feeding,
viewing, landscaping, etc.). There will be no cost to attend this event.
We hope to have our visitors connect with birds in a fun and
meaningful way by providing hands on experiences through live bird
presentations, crafts, hikes and other activities.
Dogs are not permitted.

http://www.secondmarsh.ca

*Gillie Beans FUN Day (Whitby)
11am-3pm
John Dryden Public School
40 Rolling Acres
Whitby, ON

The Gillie Beans FUN Day is a fun-filled event for the whole family! As this is our fifth year, expect bigger and better than ever! The FUN Day features, carnival games, face painting, entertainment, silent auction, promotional draw, live hair donations and much much more! All of the money raised goes toward Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, research at Sick Kids. Come and have a great day with us and help a great cause at the same time!

http://www.gilliebeansfund.com

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

Celebrating our school’s 140th anniversary. With food from around the globe, vendors, vintage pizza pie, photo booth, castle tours, entertainment, strawberry social, zoo to you, wagon rides, old fashioned games, dunk tank. Free admission with nominal fee for some activities & food.

http://www.trafalgarcastle.ca

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie) (FREE)
12pm-10pm
Centennial Park – Centennial Beach
Barrie, ON

Free Live Outdoor Music & Entertainment For All Ages
Kicking off the summer festival season with music, a midway of rides, face painting, carnival games, street vendors, great food and contests. New this year is the Food Truck Showcase offering a range of culinary delights. Licensed beer/wine garden.

Free outdoor stage offering a variety of music including hip-pop, classic rock, blues, swing and tribute bands.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


**SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015**

*Indoor Play- 20% Off Admission (Vaughan)
Funtastic Forest
14 Connie Crescent #12
Vaughan, ON

20% off Admission with the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8-$12 per child. Can be used with more than one child.

http://www.funtasticforest.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*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

*Family Fun Science Workshop: Engineering (Markham)
3pm-4:30pm
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road

There’s no better way to learn about engineering than making play dough, building marshmallow towers, and launching rockets! Pre-registration required.
Ages: 4 and up.

COST
$18.00 for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $9.00 each (max 2 children)

http://www.markhammuseum.ca

**ENTERTAIN KIDS EXCLUSIVE**
*ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A TIME PRESENTS: SPRING FLING KIDS PARTY (Scarborough)
Sponsored By: Varage Sale
9am-1pm
Planet Fun Indoor Playground
24 Lebovic Avenue
Scarborough, ON

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
*PLAYGROUND FUN
PLANET FUN is a 10,000 square foot indoor playground and children’s party venue. They feature a gigantic multi-tier play structure, designated toddler area, and a jumping castle.

*DEEJAY DANCE PARTY (9:45am & 12pm)
*BALLOON TWISTING (9am-11am)
*HANDS ON CRAFTS (9am-1pm)
*REPTILIA MEET & GREET (9am-1pm)
*HAIR COLOURING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, NAIL PAINTING, AND MORE (9am-1pm)
*INDOOR SAND ACTIVITY TABLES (9am-1pm)
*FACE PAINTING (9am-11am)
*MICKEY & MINNIE VISIT (9am-11am)
*FROZEN MUSICAL SHOW (11am)
There will be a MUSICAL DANCE SHOW featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Hans and Kristoff!

*SWAG BAGS will be given out to the first 100 families!

*CHARITY RAFFLE
You have the option of purchasing RAFFLE TICKETS at the event to support Kayla Johnston.
Kayla is 18 yrs old, and became ill 2 years ago with a rare life threatening condition (EDS TYPE 3 AND SMA SYNDROME.
The money raised will help her family with their costs of travelling to the MAYO CLINIC in the States to receive new treatment.

Buy your tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spring-fling-kids-party-tickets-16361772502

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2015/04/29/spring-fling-party-early-bird-tickets/

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*Doors Open (Toronto) (FREE)
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON

Come and enjoy a look behind some of the oldest doors in Toronto! With over forty buildings dating between 1816 and 1867 Black Creek brings together a variety of architectural styles and a unique mix of commercial and domestic buildings from across southern Ontario.

http://www.blackcreek.ca

*The Beach Village Spring Fling (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Ivan Forrest Gardens
131 Glen Manor Drive at Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

Join us for The Beach Village Spring Fling Weekend with sidewalk sales along Queen St. E and entertainment and activities featuring Comedy Entertainer – John Park, Break Dancers, Hula Hoop demos, Paint Splatter crafts, face painting, music and more at Ivan Forrest Gardens (Queen & Glen Manor). Free admission and free activities.

http://www.thebeachvillage.com

*Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
Toronto’s Waterfront
207 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, ON

Fun for the entire family.
NEW this year, enjoy rides with Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating and kids can hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship. Have your picture taken with pirates as they invade the Waterfront. See the William Lyon Mackenzie Fire Boat in action and tour the Toronto Fire and Marine Station 334 and the Toronto Police Marine Unit.

www.waterfrontbia.com

*Rotary Rib N Roll (Brampton)
5pm-11pm
Gage Park
45 Main Street N
Brampton, ON

Come and join us at Gage Park
Featuring Ribs by Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse, Jake’s Boathouse, Big Z’s Smokehouse, Turtle Jack’s and RD’s Southern BBQ.

*Wiggle Waggle Walkathon (Kitchener)
10am-2pm
Victoria Park
Corner of Joseph St and Gaukel St –
Walk begins at the Clock Tower
Kitchener, ON

Get Excited! Get Involved!
Register for the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society Wiggle Waggle Walkathon! New This Year – Registered Walkers will receive a VIP ticket to the ReMax Hot Air Balloon.
This year’s Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is packed with all kinds of fun –
•a beautiful fundraising walk through Victoria Park
•a performance by Four Paws Flying Entertainment
•extra family fun with the KWHS Canine Family Olympics!
Check out the Kids Fun Zone including a bouncy castle, popcorn and cotton candy!
• Take a chance on the raffle
•Grab a bite to eat
•Explore our special vendor tables
•Get your pet micro chipped ($30)
We can’t wait for you to join us!
Be sure to invite your friends and family to help you reach your fundraising goal! $300 provides a full month of care for an adoptable pet.

http://www.kwhumane.com/events

*11th Annual Barrie Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
12pm-6pm
Centennial Park – Centennial Beach
Barrie, ON

Free Live Outdoor Music & Entertainment For All Ages!
WHAT: Kicking off the summer festival season with music, a midway of rides, face painting, carnival games, street vendors, great food and contests. New this year is the Food Truck Showcase offering a range of culinary delights. Licensed beer/wine garden.

Free outdoor stage offering a variety of music including hip-pop, classic rock, blues, swing and tribute

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca

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