APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 22 – April 24, 2016)

Hello Everyone!

To those who celebrate Passover, I hope you and your families have a great holidays. The weather is looking nice for this weekend, so enjoy it with your kids!


 

Passover Camp DEAL At Reptilia

You can pay for as many days as you want.

Camp Cost: $45 per day from 8:30am-4:30pm.
(Regular Price: $69 per day)

Camp is for ages 4-12 years of age.

*Limited Spots available.
For more information, go to: http://www.peachybuy.com/mom

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

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

(Tickets are less than the price of general admission)

You MUST buy your tickets in advance.

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

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GREAT WOLF LODGE DEAL FOR THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 24th!

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Summer Camp at Discovery Academy private school​ in Richmond Hill is awesome. I have toured their private school grounds and I was very impressed.

This Day Camp:
• Is for Kids SK to Grade 5
• Combines education, creativity, and fun.

Cost is $300 per week and includes a full course lunch each day.

http://www.discoveryacademy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Web-page-summer-camp-2016.pdf

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NEW CONTEST: WIN $100 GIFT CARD TO WALMART!

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My then 3 year old was with me in line at the grocery store and she very loudly pointed and said, “Oh mommy can I have penis, I love penis!”….She meant to say peanuts, but the older woman in front if me was mortified!

-Nancy S. (Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group Member)

 


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**FRIDAY, April 22, 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

* The Incredible World of Bugs (Vaughan)
1pm-8pm
Al Palladini Community Centre
9201 Islington Ave.
Vaughan, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.
The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Richmond Hill)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
SilverCity Richmond Hill
8725 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.

Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.com

*DJ Skating Night (Toronto) (FREE)
7pm-9pm
CF Shops at Don Mills
1090 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON

Lace up your skates and take a twirl on CF Shops at Don Mills’ very own skating oval. Bring your friends and family out for some fun in the fresh air…all for FREE!

Join CF Shops at Don Mills’ resident DJ as he spins your favourite tunes while you skate. Friday Nights, 7 – 9pm
Forgot your skates? We’ve got you covered with skate and helmet rentals and skate sharpening. Visit our Skate Shack next to the skating oval for assistance.

*All events are weather dependent and are subject to change.

http://www.cfshops.com/shops-at-don-mills/news-events/events/skating-at-shops—opening-this-week-.html

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Oakville)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
Film.ca Cinemas
171 Speers Road
Unit 25
Oakville, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.
Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.com

*Earth Day Expo (St. Catherines)
10am-3pm
Earth Day Expo 2016
91 King Street
St. Catharines, ON

The children of the Niagara Region are invited to come join us as we learn about recycling, water conservation,composting,energy conservation and much more all through fun and interactive activities!

lphan@niagarasustainability.org

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 22-24, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!

Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
Debunk car seat myths at the Car Seat Safety and Installation Seminar and book into the brand new Graco Car Seat Clinic on Sunday, April 24th where CPSAC certified technicians will check and install seats for all ages, across any brand
Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
Meet your favourite characters including Angelina Ballerina, Jess the Cat and Little Charmers
Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
Sing and dance along to Dora the Explorer at the Toddler Time Stage

Cost
$10 – $16 (kids under 12 are free)

http://www.babytimeshows.ca

*Friday Flicks (Barrie)
7pm-9pm
Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Ave.
Barrie, ON
Bring some popcorn and join us at Painswick for some Friday evening feature films. We’ll be screening movies for the whole family, so you can spend some quality time decompressing from your week. Sit back, relax and enjoy our show!
On April 22, we’ll be screening the movie Turbo (Rated G, 96 min.) After a freak accident, a garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world might just realize his goal.

http://sierra-app.barriepubliclibrary.ca/record=g1000256~S1

 


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 23 2016**

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

Movie:  THE CROODS

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

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Vaughan)
11am-5pm
Al Palladini Community Centre
9201 Islington Ave.
Vaughan, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.
The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

*Spring Movie (Aurora)
4pm-7:30pm
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC)
1400 Wellingtong Street East
Aurora, ON

Spring Movie in the SARC – we are kicking off the Movies in the Park series early this year with an indoor movie at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. On Saturday April 23 we will show Minions. The pre-movie activities are from 4-6pm and the movie starts at 6:15pm. The movie will be in the Pfaff Areana (the ice is out) so bring a lawn chair or blanket as we are sitting on the concrete. Entrance is FREE. A food donation for the local food pantry is appreciated.

http://www.aurora.ca/moviesinthepark

*Guided Earth Week Walk (Stouffville) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Hollidge Tract
16389 Highway 48
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Celebrate Earth Week in the forest! Discover the many health benefits of spending time in the forest. Learn how to protect the wild places you love. Registration required for guided walks.

http://york.ca/forestevents

*Earth Month Celebration (Markham)
9:30am-6pm
CF Markville
5000 Highway 7
Markham, ON

Come by and learn to live a more sustainable lifestyle all year long. Enjoy a free family-friendly event that features an engaging and educational sustainability fair.
Brought to you by the City of Markham, and supported by Markham’s Environmental Advisory Committee.

www.markham.ca/EarthMonth!

*Battle of York Commemorative Weekend (Toronto)
Historic Fort York
100 Garrison Road
Toronto, ON

Fort York commemorates the 203rd Battle of York, fought on April 27 1813.
The day features drill and musket firing demonstrations, Georgian-era cooking techniques in the Officers’ Quarters kitchen, and tours of the fort and barracks with period animation. There is also a 1812-era soldiering drills for children.

Price Summary: Included with admission to Fort York (Adults: $7.96, Seniors (65+)/Youth (13–18 yrs.): $4.87, Children (6–12 yrs.): $3.76, Children (5 and under): Free)
Audience: All ages

*Earth Day (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

Rediscover how old-fashioned “make do and mend” habits can help the planet! Participate in creating collaborative, environmentally-friendly artwork. Tour the Wildflower Preserve to discover the natural habitats of the Don Valley. Learn about the impact of industrialization on our landscape through a special guided tour of the site.

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

*Earth Day Celebration (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Kick off the growing season with TBG’s Family Earth Day celebration! Follow the signs up for a 5-10 minute walk through Edwards Gardens to the Teaching Garden, including a stroller accessible route. Guided walks to the Teaching Garden will take place throughout the afternoon.

Activities include:
– Guided Hikes
– Make your own totally green drink! Smoothie ingredients picked fresh from the garden and blended via pedal power (Blender Bike)
– Plant Dinosaur Kale
– Earth Day Scavenger Hunts
– Tree Puzzle Crafts, Build a Miniature Dinosaur Garden and Seed papermaking with DiscoverAbility
– Story Time with Don Mills Library
– Performance from VIBE Arts Youth Artist-in-Residence

http://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/learn/kids/earth-day-family

*Kid’s Club (Milton)
10am-2pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON

Kids’ Club friends get earth friendly! Create your own veggie garden at 10 am and learn some new conservation ideas from the experts at 11 am. And, we’re launching our Plant a Tree, Win some Green Contest on April 23rd – enter to win a $500 gift card from Terra Greenhouses when you pick up your free tree seedling from the Kids’ Club Registration Table – all of the contest details are on the tag attached to the seedling.
The club is open to children ages 4 to 12 – there’s no need to register, but if you do sign up while you are at the event, your child will receive a free backpack and membership card entitling them to more gifts when they reach 10 and 20 visits.

http://www.miltonmall.com

*Doors Open (Guelph) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Doors Open Guelph
Various locations
Guelph, ON

Doors Open Guelph is a free day-long celebration of Guelph’s finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. The program aims to showcase and celebrate the hidden gems as well as the great resources, businesses, and creative spaces in Guelph.
The intent of Doors Open Guelph is to build awareness of creative, artistic, cultural, built, and natural heritage among community residents and visitors by providing free access to buildings and properties of architectural and historical value.

http://www.guelpharts.ca/doors-open-guelph

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 22-24, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!

Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
Debunk car seat myths at the Car Seat Safety and Installation Seminar and book into the brand new Graco Car Seat Clinic on Sunday, April 24th where CPSAC certified technicians will check and install seats for all ages, across any brand
Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
Meet your favourite characters including Angelina Ballerina, Jess the Cat and Little Charmers
Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
Sing and dance along to Dora the Explorer at the Toddler Time Stage

Cost
$10 – $16 (kids under 12 are free)

http://www.babytimeshows.ca

*Mayfield West Spring Fair (Caledon)
10am-2pm
Southfields Village Public School
110 Learmount Avenue
Caledon, ON

This FREE family event will provide a ton of fun for the entire family.
Kids will get to visit the KIDZONE with fun games, activities and scheduled events such as a Sing-A-Long with Cinderella, Spring Time Storytime with Caledon Public Library, Cardio Kids Drumming session with Caledon Parks & Recreation and Interactive Musical Entertainment with Caitlin for Kids.
In partnership with the Town of Caledon, families will also be able to enjoy outdoor activities on the school grounds with the Walk, Bike and Roll fair. Families will enjoy learning about enhancing their lifestyles and participating in the Bike Safety Station and Guided Community Walk along the Etobicoke Creek.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1715103285438219/

*Earth Day Fun Fair (Ajax) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Lincoln Avenue Public School
70 Lincoln Street
Ajax ON

Come and celebrate Earth Day with games, crafts, silent auction, children’s raffle, bake sale and lunch, great giveaways and prizes. Meet local artist Geordie Lishman, donate a used bicycle to Africycle, recycle your old cell phone with PhoneApes in support of the Toronto Zoo, bring your electronic waste for recycling and purchase a rain barrel (pick up May 19). Fun for the whole family.

laura@lauramcbride.ca

*Equestrian Summer Camp Expo (Pickering) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Belle Wood Equestrian Centre
2745 6th Concession Road
Pickering ON

Second annual summer camp expo. Meet the instructors, coaches and ponies for Summer Camp 2016. Jjumping castle, pancakes, Easter egg hunt for prizes and much more. Proceeds to be donated to the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation to benefit the Ajax and Pickering hospital.

905-995-3109

 


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**SUNDAY,  APRIL 24, 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

*The Incredible World of Bugs (Vaughan)
11am-5pm
Al Palladini Community Centre
9201 Islington Ave.
Vaughan, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.
The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

*Kids Super Sunday Party (Scarborough)
1pm-3pm
Boston Pizza Morningside
25 Cinemart Drive
Scarborough, ON

Come Join us for our Kids Super Sunday and Hang out with Lionel!
$4.99 Kids Meals
Loot Bags
Face painting
Colouring Contest

schoutena@bostonpizza.com

*Battle of York Commemorative Weekend (Toronto)
Historic Fort York
100 Garrison Road
Toronto, ON

Fort York commemorates the 203rd Battle of York, fought on April 27 1813.
The day features drill and musket firing demonstrations, Georgian-era cooking techniques in the Officers’ Quarters kitchen, and tours of the fort and barracks with period animation. There is also a 1812-era soldiering drills for children.

Price Summary: Included with admission to Fort York (Adults: $7.96, Seniors (65+)/Youth (13–18 yrs.): $4.87, Children (6–12 yrs.): $3.76, Children (5 and under): Free)
Audience: All ages

416-392-6907

*Earth Day Tree Planting (Toronto)
11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm or 2:30pm
Downsview Park
70 Canuck Avenue (Parking lot)
Toronto, ON

Come out and participate in Downsview Park’s annual Earth Day tree planting!

Participation is free, pre-registration is required and a non-perishable food item is requested for donation in support of the North York Harvest Food Bank.

How to Sign Up:
Please RSVP as an individual or group using the following tree planting time slots.

Slot One: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Slot Two: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Slot Three: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Slot Four: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Meet in the parking lot at the base of 70 Canuck Avenue (near the corner of Keele Street/Sheppard Avenue) and follow signs to check in. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your selected time slot.

A drop-in campfire with marshmallows and a self-guided park tour brochure will be available for the duration of the event, while supplies last.

One tree planted per person/family, while trees last. Shovels and tools provided. Staff are available to assist. Please dress appropriately. Rain, snow or shine.
Your non-perishable food item (such as canned goods) will be donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Please register in advance as drop-ins may not be accommodated.
All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register online.

http://downsviewpark.ca/en/event/earth-day-2016

*The BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 22-24, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!

Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
Debunk car seat myths at the Car Seat Safety and Installation Seminar and book into the brand new Graco Car Seat Clinic on Sunday, April 24th where CPSAC certified technicians will check and install seats for all ages, across any brand
Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
Meet your favourite characters including Angelina Ballerina, Jess the Cat and Little Charmers
Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
Sing and dance along to Dora the Explorer at the Toddler Time Stage

Cost
$10 – $16 (kids under 12 are free)

http://www.babytimeshows.ca/

 


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