SEPTEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (September 4 – September 6, 2015)

SEPTEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (September 4 – September 6, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Everyone! We are now entering the final weekend before we send our Children off to School. This is very bittersweet for me. My 3 year old son Bentley is starting Junior Kindergarten and this is the first time he will be away from me all day. No more afternoon cuddles 🙁

The Calendar is a little quiet this weekend. This must be because School is starting this week.

Make sure to check out my FREE LIST OF PARKS & FARMS in Ontario! You can entertain your kids all weekend without spending any money!

For those of you that are looking to be crafty this weekend on a dime, you can check out my  SUMMER BUCKET LIST. I have listed 100 things to do with your kids.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and the kids enjoy their first day back!

 


 

garfield-happy-friday-gc1


 

**FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015**

*Fun Zone (Vaughan)
9:30am-11:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM
Ongoing | Monday, Wednesday & Friday

A great place to socialize, play, and meet new friends. Explore the different play centers, fine/gross motor skills toys, hands-on activities, and circle/story time. On Fridays, we highlight Shabbat by signing songs and eating challah together.
Parents, Grandparents, and/or Caregivers are welcome with children!

Age Recommended: 0-4 Years

Member Value Fee: $2.00
Non-Member Fee: $4.00

Certified ECE teacher
Take home crafts
Circle & story time
Fridays, Challah is served

For further questions/concerns, please contact: Tonya (Children & Family Program Coordinator): tonyas@srcentre.ca

http://childrenandfamily.srcentre.info/programs/Fun-zone.asp

*Design & Build (Vaughan)
2pm-4pm
The Schwartz Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
Vaughan, ON

Ages 6+ Drop Off
Through; Science, Technology, Engineering/Architecture, Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M. Education) a mixture of hands-on learning, technology, and curriculum is reinforced for children in a fun, safe and relaxing environment where innovation and imagination are celebrated.
Participants will receive a 7 day family guest pass upon registration, so parents can enjoy our facilities while their kids are building and playing!

$10 for Members
$12 for Non-Members

http://childrenandfamily.srcentre.info/pages/learn-build-play-calendar.asp-177.asp

*Kids Talent Show (Markham)
10am-11:30am
Welcome Centre Markham North
8400 Woodbine Ave
Markham, ON

Ten year old Joelle will be hosting a talent show with other local kids on Friday, September 4 to raise money in support of Markham Stouffville Hospital, including the Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children. Take in all the talent starting at 10 a.m. at the Welcome Centre Markham North and entrance is $5.

fanshirley@yahoo.com

*Canada’s Largest Ribfest (Burlington)
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

Each year, Canada’s Largest Ribfest features award-winning Ribbers from all over North America to show off their succulent skills and compete for titles such as “Best Sauce” and “Best Ribs”. The event welcomes over 150,000 people over Labour Day weekend and provides visitors with jam-packed, family-friendly fun, of musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for the kids and, of course, messy, mouth-watering ribs! This year marks the 20th anniversary of this charitable fundraising initiative run by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore which as to date raised $3 million for local and international charities and community programs. To celebrate, the event has been extended to begin a day earlier, running from Thursday September 3rd until Monday September 7th, 2015. Enjoy the new “Throw Back Thursday” with throw back music and pricing on beer and ribs.

http://www.canadaslargestribfest.com/


 

631975227eabbf3de7


 

**SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015**

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

Movie: MVP: Most Valuable Primate

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!

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

*Farmer’s Market (Woodbridge)
9am-1pm
Woodbridge Village Farmers Market
Hwy #7 and Islington Ave., at the Woodbridge Pool & Memorial Arena parking lot.

The market runs every Saturday, rain or shine. There is plenty of free parking at our market. Our local farmer vendors are passionate about their produce.
Our Kid’s Club includes creative crafts and engaging activities weekly.

http://www.woodbridgevillagefarmersmarket.com

http://www.woodbridgevillagefarmersmarket.com

Yes! Live singing, free children’s crafts, splash pad, park and on most days we have book readings too (a lady comes and reads a book to the kids and does a little activity with them)

http://theaurorafarmersmarket.com/hours/

*Farmer’s Market (Newmarket)
8am-1pm
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
(corner of Doug Duncan and Timothy St.)

Wagon Rides on every 2nd and 4th weekend every month, face painting and more.

http://www.newmarketfarmersmarket.com

http://www.newmarketfarmersmarket.com

oin the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective on weekends this summer for fun filled Victorian parlour entertainments and popular 20th century board games. Enjoy delicious local delicacies from the Americas. Family fun guaranteed.

Admission is pay what you can.

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

*Vietnamese Lantern Festival (Toronto)
2pm-8pm
Dufferin Grove Park
875 Dufferin St Park E
Dufferin and Bloor

The Vietnamese Lantern Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival is a day for all families and local communities in Toronto to gather and to celebrate the end of summer by eating moon cakes and exploring what the Vietnamese culture has to offer. Our free and family-friendly event offers children activities to display local talents and the Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) competition. We have a lantern competition, which is the pride of the festival because it shows the dedication into making their unique lanterns. The Ao Dai competition is a fashion show for everyone of all ages to show off their unique dressing style. At the end of the festival, we will have a maleficent lion dance dancing with the children.

http://www.vlf.vwat.org

*Music Festival (Hamilton)
12pm-11pm
Westdale Village BIA
King St. W
Hamilton, ON

We’ll have a professional balloon artist, bouncy castles, workshops, children’s performers, and even the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are coming to bring a football toss and a chance to win tickets to some games.

http://www.facebook.com/westfestwestdale?fref=ts

*Canada’s Largest Ribfest (Burlington)
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

Each year, Canada’s Largest Ribfest features award-winning Ribbers from all over North America to show off their succulent skills and compete for titles such as “Best Sauce” and “Best Ribs”. The event welcomes over 150,000 people over Labour Day weekend and provides visitors with jam-packed, family-friendly fun, of musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for the kids and, of course, messy, mouth-watering ribs! This year marks the 20th anniversary of this charitable fundraising initiative run by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore which as to date raised $3 million for local and international charities and community programs. To celebrate, the event has been extended to begin a day earlier, running from Thursday September 3rd until Monday September 7th, 2015. Enjoy the new “Throw Back Thursday” with throw back music and pricing on beer and ribs.

http://www.canadaslargestribfest.com/

*Polish Day (Mississauga) (Free Admission)
10am-8pm
John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Road
Mississauga, ON

Did you know that Polish Canadians make up one of the largest ethnic groups in the Peel Region? We want to share our vibrant culture with you! The Polish Canadian Congress Mississauga District is proud to present Mississauga’s first annual Polish Day festival. Come for an interactive and exciting experience. There will be live performances, traditional cuisine & BBQ, an art exhibit, activities for the whole family and more!

Free admission, free parking

http://mississaugapolishday.ca

 


 

 

picgifs-sunday-8028190


 

**SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015**

*Rosh Hashana Kids Baking Workshop (Maple)
1:30pm-2:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

In this workshop, families will learn how to make homemade apple cake for Rosh Hashanah (to be baked at home) that will taste even better than the store bought version! Following this, children will make apple-shaped rice crispy snacks.

Fee:
$20 per child
$35 for two siblings
$50 for three siblings

http://childrenandfamily.prossermanjcc.info/schedule/Family-Holiday-Workshops-class-915.asp

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

oin the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective on weekends this summer for fun filled Victorian parlour entertainments and popular 20th century board games. Enjoy delicious local delicacies from the Americas. Family fun guaranteed.

Admission is pay what you can.

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

*Canada’s Largest Ribfest (Burlington)
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

Each year, Canada’s Largest Ribfest features award-winning Ribbers from all over North America to show off their succulent skills and compete for titles such as “Best Sauce” and “Best Ribs”. The event welcomes over 150,000 people over Labour Day weekend and provides visitors with jam-packed, family-friendly fun, of musical entertainment, an artisan fair, activities for the kids and, of course, messy, mouth-watering ribs! This year marks the 20th anniversary of this charitable fundraising initiative run by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore which as to date raised $3 million for local and international charities and community programs. To celebrate, the event has been extended to begin a day earlier, running from Thursday September 3rd until Monday September 7th, 2015. Enjoy the new “Throw Back Thursday” with throw back music and pricing on beer and ribs.

http://www.canadaslargestribfest.com/