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February 2020

The Dr. Seuss Experience

Tuesday, February 25 - Sunday, March 22
Square One Shopping Centre, 199 Rathburn Rd W
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience! An imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax! ...make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ...stroll through towering clovers listening for…

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The Dragon’s Song

Tuesday, February 25 - Saturday, July 18
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R1X8 Canada
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Be the hero. Discover the magic. Save the dragons. You have been asked to embark upon a dangerous quest: to save dragons from extinction. To do so you’ll need to sneak into a mysterious tower where the last dragon egg is rumored to rest. Will you find the egg and learn the secret of the dragon’s song? The Casa Loma Escape Series invites you into a fantastic world, full of strange science and mystical wonders. It’s the perfect adventure for…

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Skate On The Square

Tuesday, February 25 - Friday, March 20
Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Free

Enjoy a holiday skate at Celebration Square's outdoor community rink. Special hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years Eve.

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After School Opera Program

Tuesday, February 25 - Thursday, March 12
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 4G1 Canada
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$11

The Canadian Opera Company’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program where children between the ages of 7 and 12 create and perform their own opera. Under the guidance of lead artists, as well as special guests, participants learn about the different elements that make up opera – music, drama, design and composing – during the 10-week session. Along the way, they create and rehearse their own mini-production and perform it before an audience of friends and family…

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Toronto Light Festival

Tuesday, February 25 - Sunday, March 1
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada

The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. During the cold, dark days of winter, The Toronto Light Festival offers visitors a reason to bundle up, get outside and celebrate the season, creativity and life in the big city. The Festival, now in its third year exhibits local and international light artists. Artworks are curated to educate, warm hearts, inspire or just put a smile on visitors faces.

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Hello Winter!

Tuesday, February 25 - Saturday, February 29
City of Barrie Barrie, ON Canada + Google Map

The City of Barrie proudly presents Hello Winter! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter all February long! Follow @creativebarrie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram​ for exciting announcements and as more programming is announced! View event schedules on website.

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Summer Dance Camp Registration

Tuesday, February 25 @ 10:12 pm - Monday, August 17 @ 8:00 am
Revival Dance Company, 165 Matheson Blvd E Unit 10
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3K2 Canada
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Register for 2020 Summer Dance programs at Revival Dance Company. A wide variety of programs for ages 3 to 18 years. MINI DANCE & PLAY July 14-17 2020 Ages 3-6 $240 Early bird rate $225 ends March 29th Four fun-filled days of Dance classes, Drama activities & crafts. A creative performance will take place on the last day of camp, showcasing their wonderful talents put together. MINI PRE-COMPETITIVE INTENSIVE July 21-23 2020 Ages 5-9 $240 Early bird rate $225 ends…

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A Temple Sinai Young Families Shabbat Mishpachah — Building

Friday, February 28 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1 Canada
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$22

A Temple Sinai Young Families Shabbat Mishpachah — Building Community In honour of Torah portion Exodus Terumah, which features the building of the wilderness tabernacle, our focus will be building community! We will create a building craft together to enhance the theme. Time: 5:45 p.m. Cost: Member Adults: $18; Member Children: $10; Non-member Adults: $22; Non-member Children: $12 Children under 3: Free. We at Temple Sinai want to make our events accessible to all. Please notify us of any severe…

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Moonlight Snowshoe

Saturday, February 29 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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Free

Enjoy the winter scenery at Claremont Nature Centre on a guided snowshoe! Try out snowshoeing and learn about the night sky above. Afterwards we’ll warm up around the campfire with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Please register for this event. Hike Distance: 2 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (beginner and seasoned snowshoers welcome) Trail Surface Type: Natural Age Range: Family Friendly (recommended for children ages 6 and up) Meeting Place: Claremont Nature Centre Parking Lot In the event…

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Owl Prowl

Saturday, February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Sunday, March 1, 2020

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON M1B5W8 Canada
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Wondering what might be active in the late days of winter? Come and investigate what the owls of Rouge Valley might be up to. Discover who's out there on an evening of discovery and adventure with one of our Rouge Valley Foundation biologists. The night will begin with a short presentation on owls and their ecology as well as our local coyotes, followed by a walk into the woods. Enjoy the crisp winter air and the peacefulness and dark skies…

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March 2020

Sunday FUNday – Learn Cursive Writing

Sunday, March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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Free

Handwriting is becoming something of a lost art, but we can teach you! Learn cursive handwriting just as a Victorian child would have, using pen & ink. Examine handwriting and drawing books that real kids used in the 1900s.

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Hoot and Howl at Altona Forest

Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
George Ashe Community Centre, 470 Kingston Rd
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A5 Canada
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Free

Join us for a night of fun and adventure! Enjoy a short indoor presentation on owls and coyotes followed by a trip into the woods. Together we will call out to these wild creatures in hopes they will hoot or howl back! Hike Distance: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Trail Surface Type: Natural Age Range: Family Friendly (recommended for children ages 7 and up) Meeting Place: George Ashe Community Centre Parking and washrooms are available at the meeting site. This event…

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Celebrate Toronto

Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 8
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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Celebrate Toronto

Celebrate Toronto, the 2-day festival honouring Toronto's 186th Anniversary, will be held at Nathan Phillips Square, March 7th - 8th 2020. Shop from local vendors, feast upon the diverse cuisines from Toronto based Food Trucks, get cozy in our Licensed Warming Lounge. Live music, DJ skate parties, and interactive activities honouring Toronto's 186th Anniversary all weekend long! Food trucks and shopping vendors will be open until 8:00pm, and skates can be rented on site. More details to come! Free admission…

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St. Charles Garnier Community Building Event

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Charles Garnier Catholic School, 4233 Central Pkwy E
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1M7 Canada
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Free

Event Activities include: Fire Truck and Police cruiser visit Dance with CHUCK E CHEESE Face painting, raffles, prizes Community Vendors And much MORE! St. Charles Garnier School 4233 Central Parkway, East Mississauga, L4Z 1M7 Saturday March 7th, 2020 10:00 am until 3:00 pm Parking and Admission FREE! All family members WELCOME!

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Toronto Storytelling Festival – Stories and Songs and Rhymes

Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
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Join us for “Stories and Songs and Rhymes, Oh My!” a special presentation by storytellers Carol Ashton, Rita Cox and Sally Jaeger. Great for kids of all ages.

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Snowshoes and Snowclues

Sunday, March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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Free

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Join us to track and identify signs of local animals, and learn some of their secrets for surviving chilly winter temperatures. Try out snowshoeing and leave behind tracks of your own! Snowshoes will be provided. In the event of a snow-free day, join us for a winter walk through the woods.

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Muskoka Maple Trail

Friday, March 13 - Friday, April 24
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The most Canadian of culinary trails, the Muskoka Maple Trail features stops across Muskoka that have infused locally harvested maple syrup into their culinary offerings. From maple drizzled waffles to smokey-maple ribs, maple craft beer to maple gelato, discover the incredible depth of Canada's most beloved natural product on the Muskoka Maple Trail. #muskokamapletrail

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Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Dr
Toronto, ON M5A 1B6 Canada
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Free
SugarShackTO

Winter just got a little sweeter on Toronto's waterfront. The fifth annual Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath Sugar returns to Sugar Beach March 14-15 to celebrate all-things maple. Spend the weekend on the beach with us as we chase away the winter blues with live entertainment, ice activities, delicious food and sweet, sweet maple syrup! Two sugar shacks serving fresh Ontario maple taffy $3 a ta​ffy or 2 for $5. CASH only. ATM onsite. Sweet treats and giveaways from…

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March Break at the Museum!

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20
Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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Free

Every day, a new partner and new activity! Throughout March Break, Oshawa's amazing culture groups will be popping up in the Verna Conant Gallery! In the Museum houses, there will be tours and activities to complement our feature guests! Monday: Oshawa Museum: School Days Tuesday: Oshawa Public Library Wednesday: The Livingroom Community Art Studio Thursday: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Friday: Ontario Regiment Museum

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SpringFestTO

Monday, March 16 - Saturday, March 21
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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SpringFest offers Toronto families an indoor fun park with the latest in children’s entertainment, games and activities taking place March 16-21, 2020. We are thrilled to be back for our 17th year of quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, food vendors, a little tots area for kids under 5, arts and crafts, and 3 daily Children’s Shows. SpringFest Fun…

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April 2020

A Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event

Saturday, April 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7P 5A8 Canada
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$5

Hop on over to Ireland House Museum for a fun-filled day featuring an Easter egg trail and visits with the Easter bunny! Find 3 of the same colour eggs and exchange them for a treat bag. If you find the golden egg, you will win a special prize. FEATURED ACTIVITIES -Mobile Petting Barnyard featuring mini horses, Wilson the goat, ducks, chickens and more. -Make a paper Easter basket craft for all of your treats. -Sing and dance along with Miss…

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The Yoga Mamas Bunny Social

Thursday, April 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Toronto Yoga Mamas, 1402 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4L 1C7 Canada
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$29

Dress up your cute little bunnies and come to our Bunny Social. Chocolate covered bunnies, Easter eggs and pretty flowers await. ​​Our monthly socials are festive afternoons where you can come with your babe to relax and enjoy some yummy treats, coffee, and tea, while watching your little one meet new friends. A Yoga Mamas social wouldn't be complete without a professional photo booth! We will have a professional photographer and a beautiful themed backdrop so you can enjoy a…

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Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, April 10
Kew Gardens, base of Lee Avenue
Toronto, M4E 2P2
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The third annual Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt will take place Friday, April 10th in Kew Gardens starting at 11am – 2pm. There will be FREE face painting and children’s entertainment. Plus age-grouped egg hunt activities. BYOBasket. Don’t miss out on the special visit from the Easter Bunny too. ​ How the Egg Hunt Works: The Easter Egg hunt will take place in Kew Gardens. There will be three dedicated Easter Egg Hunt zones for children organized in age groups:…

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Aurora Easter Spring Fling

Saturday, April 11 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Aurora Seniors Centre, 90 John Way West
Aurora, ON Canada
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Hop on down to the Easter Spring Fling brought to you in partnership with the Aurora Girl Guides. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Aurora Seniors' Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Drop-in any time that works with your family's schedule. ​​The activities are spread throughout the Aurora Seniors' Centre and outside along the Arboretum Trail. Attire for indoor and outdoor activities is advised.

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Oil Painting Courses For Teens/Adults at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Wednesday, April 15 - Wednesday, June 3
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Learn the properties of oil paint (both traditional and water soluable), and the creative process for starting and completing a painting. Students will complete two oil paintings in this course, one monochromatic study, and one landscape in colour, guided step by step by a professional artist. Lessons are beginner friendly, and students will be well primed for future studies in oil painting. Rediscover painting in an inspiring studio space filled with artwork and creative peers. All materials are included. Course…

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May 2020

The REAL DEAL Kids Sale

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oshawa Curling Club, 226 Bond St East
Oshawa, ON Canada
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$2.00

The REAL DEAL Kids Sale is a semi-annual sale for the Durham Region community to buy and sell gently used children’s clothing (from preemie up to size 16 kids), maternity clothing, and a wide variety of toys. You can also find great deals on strollers, bikes, and baby equipment. We have a reputation for high-quality used items in multiple quantities. For more information on becoming a seller, please email us at: [email protected] Be sure to arrive early and bring your…

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Foodalicious

Wednesday, May 13 @ 11:00 am - Thursday, May 14 @ 11:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free – $8

Toronto’s fourth annual Foodalicious Food Festival takes over Downsview Park. Enjoy great food, live music and attractions from some of Toronto’s top local vendors and entertainers. Foodalicious Food Festival welcomes you to a large selection of Toronto’s top food trucks, carnival games, inflatables, stage shows, live music and so much more. Foodalicious is guaranteed fun for all ages.

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Barrie Waterfront Festival

Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24
Barrie Waterfront, 1 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON Canada
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Mark your calendar for Barrie's favourite FREE ADMISSION music festival, May 22 - 24th! Come on down to Centennial Park the 16th Annual FREE Barrie Waterfront Festival. There will be live music, delicious beer and food trucks PLUS a children's midway...fun for the whole family! The 16th 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,…

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Schomberg Fair

Thursday, May 28 - Sunday, May 31
Schomberg Fairgrounds, 319 Main Street
Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Canada
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The Schomberg Agricultural Fair is a heart-warming and fun local tradition and is celebrating its 169th year! Every May, Schomberg plays host to a colourful celebration of local agriculture, art, and talent. Held at the Schomberg Fairgrounds, which are nestled in the heart of downtown Schomberg, the fair offers a sprawling array of fun activities. Year after year, the midway, carnival games and food carts are a big attraction.

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July 2020

Kempenfest

Friday, July 31 - Monday, August 3
Barrie Waterfront, 1 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON Canada
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kempenfest

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Kempenfest! This will be our biggest and best event ever. Looking back on 50 years and what's to come in the next 50 years! Ontario's biggest and best waterfront festival featuring over 400 vendors, live music, youth village, arts and crafts, antiques, great food, an across the bay swim, midway and much more. Celebrate the arts with us at Kempenfest this summer. Kempenfest has been giving back to Barrie for 50 years!

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