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April 2020

The Dragon’s Song

Sunday, April 5 - 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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StudentScholars After-School Programs

Sunday, April 5 - Tuesday, June 30
StudentScholars Academic, Art & Music Centre, 7725 Birchmount Road, Unit 38
Markham, Ontario L3R 9X3 Canada
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StudentScholars offers a 'One-Stop Education & Skill Building Centre for Children' offered by Ontario Certified Teachers and Specialized Schools. For More Information: studentscholarscentre.com/ Contact: 905-604-7740

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Spring 2020 Art Classes at Art One Academy Markham!

Sunday, April 5 - Sunday, June 21
Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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$19 – $570

Art One Academy Markham offers a high quality education and instruction in the visual art with the learning environment that is as unique as each student and art classes for all ages, skill levels and abilities. Professionally developed Art Programs based on Ontario Curriculum for Fine Arts and cover the theory of color, drawing and sculpture. The studios professionally equipped with easels and high grade materials encourage our students to grow artistically strong to become very skilled and well rounded…

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Sweet Water Season

Sunday, April 5
Crawford Lake Conservation Area, 3115 Conservation Road
Milton, ON L9T 2X3 Canada
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Join us for the celebration of the Indigenous heritage and many flavours of maple! Guests will enjoy syrup sampling and learning how to make maple taffy on snow and maple sugar. Maple is more than pancakes, maple sap is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make a wide array of tasty treats.

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Muskoka Maple Trail

Sunday, April 5 - Friday, April 24
ON Canada + Google Map

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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Take Home Art Kits

Sunday, April 5 @ 8:30 am - Monday, April 6 @ 5:00 pm
Glaze Craze, 11005 Yonge Street, Unit D4
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0K7 Canada
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In an effort to help families with self-isolation we are offering take-home art kits by curbside pick up as well as delivery. Currently, we have pottery painting and canvas kits available. We will be adding clay kits (with free live classes online to follow along with) shortly. All details can be found on https://glazecraze.ca/collections/take-home-kits We are also posting videos daily on Instagram and Facebook with fun tips, techniques and ways to keep creative through all of this. We truly want…

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Online Camps For Children Grades 1-8

Sunday, April 5 - Thursday, April 30
StudentScholars Academic, Art & Music Centre, 7725 Birchmount Road, Unit 38
Markham, Ontario L3R 9X3 Canada
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$10 – $15

Our team at educators is offering Math, English and French programs at a nominal rate for Grades 1-8 during the school closure time. Programs are geared towards helping kids be engaged in educational programs and activities at a nominal fee of $10 - $15. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.studentscholarscentre.com/studentscholars-online-camp / Call 905-604-7740 Please share with family and friends who will find this resource useful.

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Colouring The World At Your Feet

Sunday, April 5 - Wednesday, April 8
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Free

Download the special BSM Colouring The World at Your Feet colouring sheets and share your creations online by tagging us @batashoemuseum and using #BSM

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Weekly STEAM Classes – Maker & Robotics

Sunday, April 5 - Saturday, May 30
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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The STEAM Project's Youth Makerspace Campus is the perfect place for kids who love to create and build things (or take things apart). With access to robotics, electronics, woodworking, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, vinyl cutting and all kinds of tools and materials, it's a place where kids can MAKE anything! Classes are taught and supervised by Ontario Certified High School Teachers with a passion for giving kids meaningful experiences in STEAM and opportunities for learning in a hands-on…

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ArtVenture Online #McMichaelFromHome

Sunday, April 5 - Friday, May 1
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free

Stay connected with the McMichael collection, educators and artists through art activities, videos, tutorials and more from home! Stay tuned for new posts every week.

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ROM Saturday Club – Spring Session

Sunday, April 5 - Saturday, June 6
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Saturday Club

This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat! Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy eight Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries. 8 Week Spring 2020 session:  April 4 - June 6 (Excludes April 11 & May 16) One of the city's most…

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Acrylic Painting 101 For Teens/Adults at Winged Canvas

Sunday, April 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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4 Week Crash Course
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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If you like the idea of painting but feel like you’re a complete beginner, or have completely forgotten the techniques you learned a long time ago, this 4 week course is perfect for you! Learn how to paint in the popular medium of acrylic and rediscover painting in an inspiring studio space filled with artwork, materials, and creative peers! The first two weeks are taught step by step to learn the process of painting. The last two weeks is a…

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401 Art Hunt

Tuesday, April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
401 Richmond, 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
Free

Art Hunt has been postponed temporarily - new date to be announced SOON! Art Hunt, a scavenger hunt is back this year at 401 Richmond! 401 Richmond’s building-wide scavenger hunt takes place, on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 from 5-6PM. Folks will be given a series of clues, taking them around the basement and first floor of the building to discover the secret locations of hidden one-of-a-kind art treasures made of wooden eggs! It’s finders’ keepers so arrive on time and…

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Mindful Minis

Wednesday, April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fernhill Community Centre, 123 Fernhill Blvd
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Little Sprouts Classes presents Mindful Minis, a fun introduction to mindfulness practices for toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents! This 45 minute parented class includes mindful moments, plus crafts, games, songs, and lots of fun! Ages 2-4. Parents must stay and participate. 10 week session. March 25 to May 27 2020.

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Eco Tots

Wednesday, April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fernhill Community Centre, 123 Fernhill Blvd
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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$100

Join Little Sprouts Classes for Kids for Eco Tots! This 45 minute class for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents includes upcycled crafts, backyard gardening, games, stories and more!

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Kindness Club

Wednesday, April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fernhill Community Centre, 123 Fernhill Blvd
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Join the Little Sprouts Kindness Club! This friendly, 45 minute class for toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents, focuses on co-operation, kindness, and working together through themed crafts, games, and songs! Note: This is a parented class, and parents/caregivers are expected to stay and participate. 10 week session.

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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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The Big Museum Hunt

Saturday, April 11 - Sunday, April 12
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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Easter at Fort York Museum Hunt

Pick up a map with clues to find the whereabouts of the hidden soldiers of Fort York National Historic Site. Drop off your entry for a free candy stick and a chance to win the Easter prize pack. Fort York is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum, a 43-acre national historic site located in the heart of downtown Toronto, is a registered archaeological site, and home to Canada’s…

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The Big Museum Hunt – Scarborough Museum

Saturday, April 11 - Sunday, April 12
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Hop over to the museum for an “eggciting” Easter egg hunt and be on the lookout for the “Golden Egg.” Enjoy carpet bowling, crafts, floral shortbread cookies and refreshing lemonade from the historic kitchen. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum interprets the development of Scarborough from its founding and early settlement to its growth and emergence as a major suburb in the 20th century

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The Big Museum Hunt – Colborne Lodge

Saturday, April 11 - Sunday, April 12
Colborne Lodge, High Park
Toronto, Canada
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Hop on down to High Park and track down the hidden bunnies that have made Colborne Lodge their den. Help bring them back to their burrows for Easter. Colborne Lodge is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum explores 19th-century innovation and creativity, city building, science, technology and design as exemplified by John Howard one of Toronto's first architects.

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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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Paint & Popcorn, Kids Canvas Workshop

Saturday, April 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Glaze Craze, 11005 Yonge Street, Unit D4
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0K7 Canada
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$25

Paint, Popcorn and Fun, who could ask for more? Every other Saturday we offer a different workshop design for kids to have some fun, learn some tricks for painting, enjoy some popcorn and create a fabulous piece of art.

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STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

Tuesday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Hands-on workshops that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 6 to 12. Every other Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (alternating with Club Franco for Homeschoolers). Please contact Tommy at [email protected] for more information.

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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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The Big Earth – Fort York

Sunday, April 19
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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Earth Day at Fort York Toronto

View environmentally-focused short films on rotation in the Visitor Centre theatre, tour the community gardens and learn about sustainable growing methods and companion planting. Use recycled paper to make your own seed paper. And don’t forget to drop by the historic kitchen for a sampling of seasonal treats. Fort York is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum, a 43-acre national historic site located in the heart of downtown…

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The Big Earth – Scarborough Museum

Sunday, April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Plant seeds and get your hands dirty, while getting tips about recycling, sustainability and gardening from staff and community partners. Play games, create art and celebrate our beautiful planet! Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum interprets the development of Scarborough from its founding and early settlement to its growth and emergence as a major suburb in the 20th century.

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The Big Earth – Todmorden Mills

Sunday, April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON M4K 2B9 Canada
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Learn about wartime “make do and mend” habits and try our historic and modern recipes designed to minimize food waste. Hear about our relationship with the Earth from an Indigenous elder and meet environmental educator Rochelle Strauss and archaeologist Heather Henderson. Plus, take a stroll in the Wildflower Preserve, make crafts from recycled materials, and put your stamp on our Big Earth mural. Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts,…

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The Big Earth – Colborne Lodge

Sunday, April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colborne Lodge, High Park
Toronto, Canada
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Participate in demos about spring seedlings and native bee homes in the glass house. Watch seed dispersals and learn about the effects of plastics in our lakes and oceans through thought-provoking experiments. Join Live Green Toronto's TransformTO Team to discover what communities can do to help combat climate change and participate in the free tree give-away. Colborne Lodge is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum explores 19th-century innovation…

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Kids Night Out

Friday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Glaze Craze, 11005 Yonge Street, Unit D4
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 0K7 Canada
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$30

Join us on the last Friday of every month from 6-9pm for a pizza meal, movie, and some crazy fun crafts. Kids get a fun night out without the parents (we should really call it parents night off!) and make some amazing art to keep.

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Pokémon League at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do, come play Pokemon TCG (trading card game), do a scavenger hunt, or do some Pokemon crafts at the library! All ages are welcome.

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Animation Workshop For Teens At Winged Canvas Art Hub

Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Animation Workshop Sunday, April 26 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Suitable for Teens 13+ Animation is the art (and magic!) of making images move. Experience the wonder of the creation process, and go behind-the-scenes to learn the 12 principles of animation. Create your very own looping animated gif of an original character to take home! All beginners are guided step-by-step to create their own original looping animation based on the squash & stretch principle. We'll be designing an original…

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May 2020

Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Saturday, May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Saturday, December 5, 2020

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Offered the first Saturday of every month 3–7 p.m Come celebrate neurodiversity! The Ontario Science Centre is partnering up with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming. With a variety of communities in mind, Sensory-friendly Saturdays were developed to provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and respectful. Open to everyone, the programming is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Dates in 2020: February 1 / March 7 / April 4 / May 2 /…

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Mother’s Day Painting Event at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Treat mom to a special day filled with art and creativity! Bond over brushstrokes and make a colourful work of art, step-by-step with a Winged Canvas instructor. Learn the basics of the creative process, how to design an appealing composition, and painting techniques in acrylic, step by step. Painters can choose to create individual paintings, or pair them up to display together! Step by step painting workshops Sat May 9, 2020 | 10:30 - 12:30 pm - Floral Bouquet Sat…

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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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