MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 26-27, 2018)

MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 26-27, 2018)

Have a great weekend!!!
Entertain Kids On A Dime is not responsible for any events listed below. All events can be cancelled or changed at any time. 


**SATURDAY,  MAY 26, 2018**

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

Movie: PETER RABBIT

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 with your family.

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

*Hot Wheels™ Challenge (All Over Ontario)
11am-1pm
Toys R Us Locations
All Over Ontario

See you at the finish line!
Bring in your kid(s) to design their own Hot Wheels™ car! Race it or crash test it on our exclusive track sets.

No purchase necessary. Activities recommended for kids 4 and up. All event material and giveaways are available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Max. 100 cars per store. Limit one giveaway per child.

http://www.toysrus.ca/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3373022

*Family Fun Day (Richmond Hill)
10am-3pm
York Region Public Works
55 Orlando Ave
Richmond Hill, ON

Facility tours, charity BBQ, interactive displays, giveaways and more

http://york.ca/familyfunday

*May Weekends (Scarborough)
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Tea brings people together, and Scarborough Museum wants to share this tradition with you! Come in and try savoury scones baked over the open fire, with a cup tea. For Mother’s Day let mom have a break with these delicious treats, while kids make a Mother’s Day card and try their hand at a paper tea cup craft. It’s high time for tea time all May long at Scarborough Museum!

Admission is pay what you can.

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

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201805-mai-may

*Doors Open Toronto (All Over Toronto) (FREE)
Various Toronto Locations

One weekend every year Doors Open Toronto provides an opportunity to explore some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, many of which are not usually open to the public.
The event also features walking tours, a speaker series, music series and other special programs. All activities are free, but some require advance registration.
Film: The Great Romance
For 2018 Doors Open Toronto will shine the spotlight on the city’s film and television industry. Visit historic cinemas, film and television studios, post-production houses, digital media studios, artist-run centres as well as buildings that have been featured in film and television.
With more than 1,400 on-location film, television and digital media productions taking place in the city each year, Toronto is North America’s third largest screen-based production centre and the heart of Canada’s film and television sector.
Full event details and a complete list of participating buildings will be available on the Doors Open website early in May.

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

*Woofstock (Toronto)
Woodbine Park
Toronto, ON

It’s grown into a festive tour de force, now drawing tens of thousands of dogs in the know, their faithful humans in tow, from across the country and the U.S. It’s without question, the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.
Woofstock was the first festival to allow people to celebrate their dogs, indulge them, party with them and let them show off their special talents in fun and wacky contests and fashion shows. Woofstock is world famous, drawing vendors from across North America. There isn’t a toy, fashion line, accessory, and type of treat or exclusive service for dogs that you can’t find at Woofstock.

www.woofstock.ca

*Sunday’s at Westfield (Hamilton)
12:30pm-4pm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift Shop for unique finds.
You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on 500 beautiful acres.
For more information visit our website.

Admission: $11

www.westfieldheritage.ca

*Touch A Truck (Hamilton)
10am-3pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road Ancaster, Ontario
Hamilton, ON

Join us for the 9th Annual Touch a Truck Event at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 10am – 3pm. Get up close and personal with vehicles of all descriptions. Meet the drivers. Ask all those questions you have been curious to know the answers to. All proceeds from this event go to support education in our community. This event is presented in partnership with the Ancaster Agricultural Society, Queen’s Rangers Public School & Theatre Ancaster. Admission is $5, Kids 23 months and younger are free! Tickets will be sold at the gate enterance of the event. CASH ONLY

http://www.facebook.com/Ancaster-Touch-a-Truck-232602383427652/

*Made in Dundas Community Family Festival (Dundas)
11am-3pm
Dundas Museum and Archives
139 Park Street West
Dundas, ON

Mark your calendars! Made in Dundas Community Family Festival Presented by Turner Funeral Home returns on May 26 from 11am – 3pm.

The day will include a full roster of free activities and crafts for families and kids of all ages. Annual favourites such as horse drawn carriage rides with Stan Nowak, antique fire trucks, and face painting will all be back with the addition of new special features.

http://dundasmuseum.ca/events/event/made-in-dundas-2

*National Public Works Week Family Fun Day (Mississauga) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Mississauga Celebration Square
City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

Do you know what it takes to keep the city moving each day? From providing clean water to building roads and bridges or planning for mass transit, to removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management plans, public works services contribute to a city’s quality of life. Join us for Family Fun Day – a celebration of National Public Works Week (NPWW).

http://culture.mississauga.ca/event/celebration-square/national-public-works-week-family-fun-day-0

*Kids Free Pasta Workshop (Mississauga) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Mississauga Girl Guide Centre
1563 Dundas Street West
Mississauga, ON

Rooks to Cooks invites you to join us on Sat. May 26th for a hands-on cooking workshop, hosted by Chef Maysaa. Little ones, ages 4 and up, will learn basic culinary skills, make fresh pasta dough, and roll, cut, and fill their own agnolotti. They’ll also get kid-friendly cooking tips and tricks.

Time: 3 Sessions to choose from:
(1) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (2) 12:30 – 1:30 pm (3) 2:00 – 3:00 pm

To secure your spot, Please book your Free tickets through Eventbrite link below!
EVENTBRITE:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rooks-to-cooks-pasta-workshop-in-mississauga-tickets-45810941760

*Only 20 spots available per session so please sign up soon.
**If your child is between the ages of 4 & 5 we ask that they are accompanied by an adult

*”Mask Magic”kids’ table at City of Pickering Artfest (Pickering)
11am-5pm
City of Pickering Complex
1 The Esplanade City Complex
Pickering, ON

​City of Pickering MASK Magic at Artfest 2018!

Join us at the “Kids table” on May 26th between 11AM to 5PM!

Thanks to the continued support of Enbridge Pipelines Inc.​, to PineRidge Arts Council!​

​The ​”Mask Magic” with Rola Jaber and Cartooning with Michael Jack and amazing youth volunteers!
​City of Pickering ​ Artfest, now in its 21st year, will includ​e​ over 80 artists, artisans and crafters selling original works and live performances by local artists and groups.
​PineRidge Arts Council minutes of a meeting in 1997.
​”Projects for the 1997 Year: One of the big projects we would like to become a reality this year is an artisan show involving all the visual and performing artists. An outdoor show at Rotary Park in Ajax or at Pickering Town Hall with pantomime, bands, artists, craft show and hands-on demonstrations.” from PRAC minutes. First Artfest was held on Saturday, September 12, 19​97​

​Hope to see the family come and watch the children have a super time creating their artwork on the masks and take them home!​

http://www.pineridgearts.org

*May Court Festival (Whitby)
11am-3pm
Location
Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street
Whitby, ON

This time-honoured Trafalgar tradition dates back to 1907 and brings our school community and neighbours together to celebrate the crowning of the May Queen and her Court. The May Queen and her Counsellors are elected as the students who best exemplify our school motto; Veritas, Virtus, Venustas – Truth, Virtue, Loveliness.

The May Court Festival is fun for the whole family. From the more formal proceedings of the court to the fun festival which follows, each student is involved in making the day special. Guests are immersed in the wonderful diversity of our community through cultural dances and the ever-popular Maypole Dance performed by our Grade 5 and 6 students.
A family fun event with pop up shops, food, activities. NEW this year a rock climbing wall!
Event is open to the community.

http://www.trafalgarcastle.ca

*Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Port Perry)
9am-12:30pm
Port Perry Fairgrounds
15835 Old Simcoe Rd.
Port Perry, ON

DFRFR is proud to host the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day on Saturday May 26th, 2018 at the Port Perry Fair Grounds, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Kids ages 5- 15. Safety day includes lunch, snacks, t-shirt and take-home bag. Registration fee is $5 or $15/family. Safety Topics include working with tractors, horses and chainsaws as well as electrical safety, fire prevention and hearing protection. To register or for more information contact Karen Barkey at onfarm@durhamfamilyresources.org or 416-571-2572.

https://www.progressiveag.org/

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON

On May 25th – May 27th, 2018, the 14th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.
The FREE ADMISSION BIG 101.1 AND 93.1 FRESH RADIO will be located in Heritage Park with an adjacent beer garden. Festivities will kick off at 5 pm on Friday, May 25th and continue until 10:00pm. Festivities will continue Saturday May 26th from noon to 10 pm and Sunday May 27th from noon until 6 pm.

Lido Chilelli and Pat Carpignano organize the event – the same producers that created Toronto’s Beaches International Jazz Festival, now in its 29th year of operation and drawing crowds in excess of 900,000 people. Chilelli, recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and Carpignano are proud to be part of this exciting event in Barrie and have personally selected bands that are real crowd pleasers.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca



**SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
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

*May Weekends (Scarborough)
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Tea brings people together, and Scarborough Museum wants to share this tradition with you! Come in and try savoury scones baked over the open fire, with a cup tea. For Mother’s Day let mom have a break with these delicious treats, while kids make a Mother’s Day card and try their hand at a paper tea cup craft. It’s high time for tea time all May long at Scarborough Museum!

Admission is pay what you can.

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

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201805-mai-may

*Doors Open Toronto (All Over Toronto) (FREE)
Various Toronto Locations

One weekend every year Doors Open Toronto provides an opportunity to explore some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, many of which are not usually open to the public.
The event also features walking tours, a speaker series, music series and other special programs. All activities are free, but some require advance registration.
Film: The Great Romance
For 2018 Doors Open Toronto will shine the spotlight on the city’s film and television industry. Visit historic cinemas, film and television studios, post-production houses, digital media studios, artist-run centres as well as buildings that have been featured in film and television.
With more than 1,400 on-location film, television and digital media productions taking place in the city each year, Toronto is North America’s third largest screen-based production centre and the heart of Canada’s film and television sector.
Full event details and a complete list of participating buildings will be available on the Doors Open website early in May.

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

*Woofstock (Toronto)
Woodbine Park
Toronto, ON

It’s grown into a festive tour de force, now drawing tens of thousands of dogs in the know, their faithful humans in tow, from across the country and the U.S. It’s without question, the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.
Woofstock was the first festival to allow people to celebrate their dogs, indulge them, party with them and let them show off their special talents in fun and wacky contests and fashion shows. Woofstock is world famous, drawing vendors from across North America. There isn’t a toy, fashion line, accessory, and type of treat or exclusive service for dogs that you can’t find at Woofstock.

www.woofstock.ca

*Milton Mutt Strutt & Spring Fair (Milton)
9am-12:30pm
Victoria Park
100 Mary Street
Milton, ON

Join us at the Milton Mutt Strutt & Spring Fair on Sunday May 27! The animals need you to help fight cruelty. Donations to OMHS help protect and care for the animals, fund cruelty prevention and education programs and enforce the law. This is a great way to walk and raise money for the 5,000+ animals OMHS cares for every year. Shop at the Vendor Marketplace, visit the kids zone and dog agility demonstrations and make this a fun morning out for everyone!

www.omhs.ca/

*Escape & Eat For MS (Hamilton)
12pm-5pm
Burlington Music Centre
2311 New Street
Burlington, ON

Join us during MS Awareness Month at this exciting community outreach & fundraising event! Enjoy music & delicious food from local food trucks, test yourself in the Mission Possible portable escape room, compete in fun contests, take photos with Burlington’s antique fire truck & let your kids explore some hands-on activities!

The food trucks will be:
– 50 Pesos
– Olympic Softee Mobile Ice Cream Service
– The Salted Pig Ltd.

The portable escape room is brought to us by Mission Possible: Escape Rooms.

Music generously provided by 953 Fresh Radio & MC services donated by Hub of the Hammer Event Planning.

Kids activities:
– Obstacle course sponsored by 9Round Burlington
– Crafts with volunteers

Special guests & vendors include:
– Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring
– Burlington Councilor who recently announced she’s running for Burlington Mayor, Marianne Meed Ward (Marianne for Mayor)
– Melissa with iDream Travel will address guests to discuss accessible travel. Melissa’s husband lives with MS and is familiar with accessible travel needs to meet the needs of those living with MS.
– Able Sail
– Cannabis Supply Co. (Burlington)
– doTERRA Essential Oils

The City of Burlington, Ontario’s antique fire truck will also be there!

*No matter how well-behaved or lovable they are, please remember to leave your furry family members at home for this event*

https://www.facebook.com/events/1820757928221386

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON

On May 25th – May 27th, 2018, the 14th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.
The FREE ADMISSION BIG 101.1 AND 93.1 FRESH RADIO will be located in Heritage Park with an adjacent beer garden. Festivities will kick off at 5 pm on Friday, May 25th and continue until 10:00pm. Festivities will continue Saturday May 26th from noon to 10 pm and Sunday May 27th from noon until 6 pm.

Lido Chilelli and Pat Carpignano organize the event – the same producers that created Toronto’s Beaches International Jazz Festival, now in its 29th year of operation and drawing crowds in excess of 900,000 people. Chilelli, recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and Carpignano are proud to be part of this exciting event in Barrie and have personally selected bands that are real crowd pleasers.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


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