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September 2019

Celebrate 50 Years with the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, September 21 @ 12:36 am - Tuesday, December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada

For our 50th birthday year, we’re rallying all generations of dreamers and doers to join us in celebrating the human adventure of discovery. Exciting Programming — All Year Long A full calendar of events will take place every month throughout 2019 — from Sleepovers and Maker Workshops to Star Parties, Nuit Blanche and our Great Conversations Speakers Series. There is always something happening for everyone at the Science Centre!

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Daily Pre-School Workshops at Main Street Kids

Saturday, September 21 - Friday, December 20
Main Street Kids Unionville, 157 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R2H1 Canada
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$25
Pre-School Programs at Main Street Kids

Main Street Kids Pre-School Workshops run each weekday and offer enhanced hands-on learning activities that inspire and encourage children ages 2 –4 years. Children will get their hands into learning while being introduced to a variety of topics. Pre-reading, number/letter recognition, science and math are explored through these workshops in a fun and creative way. See website for registration information.

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After-School Workshops with Homework Club

Saturday, September 21 - Friday, December 20
Main Street Kids Unionville, 157 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R2H1 Canada
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$25

Main Street Kids after-school workshops are fun and educational and include free pick up service to centre from local schools. Children will be offered a healthy snack and get ready to participate in a variety of workshops then end off with our homework club to get all their work done! Schools we serve: Parkview, Unionville Public School, William Berczy, Castlemore, St Matthews, St Edwards, Lincoln, Alexander Public School, John McCree… just to name a few!

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Fall Art Classes registration at Art One Academy Markham!

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Monday, February 3, 2020
Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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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. Our programs has been designed to combine the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture into exceptional program that utilizes a broad range of materials and based on The Ontario Curriculum for Arts. Art history is introduced through hand-on projects that include assignments on Canadian…

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Youth Pottery (6-14) at the MNjcc

Saturday, September 21 - Monday, November 25
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue at Bloor
Toronto, M5S 2J2
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$285

Get creative and make fun, functional projects using pinch pot, coil and slab techniques. Includes materials and firings. POTTERY 1 (ages 6 - 10) Mondays | 4:30 - 5:30 pm September 9 - November 25 Wednesdays | 4:30 - 5:30 pm September 11 - November 13 Saturdays | 9:00 - 10:30 am *NEW* September 14 - November 9 POTTERY 2 (ages 11 - 14) *NEW* Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm September 14 - November 9 (No classes September…

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Chappell Farms Fall Festival

Saturday, September 21 - Thursday, October 31
Chappell Farms, 620 Penetanguishene Road
Barrie, ON Canada
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From late September all the way until Halloween, Chappell Farms offers our Fall Festival! It’s an amazing place for kids and adults alike! We have all kinds of activities such as feeding animals, a spooky haunted tent, a less spooky Boo Barn, pumpkin picking, magic shows, wagon rides and train rides. There are hay bales to run on, jumping castles to play in, an obstacle course to challenge your agility and a corn maze to explore. There is also plenty…

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WISE Girls and WISE Boys Club 2019-2020 (Ages 6-12)

Saturday, September 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2019

Private Residence Richmond Hill, ON Canada
$30 – $40

Mindset skills for success, confidence, and happiness for your children Hello parents! Do you want your children to: - Develop powerful thinking skills – mindset skills – that will enable them to handle the ups and downs of growing up? - Have the resources they need so they don’t get down on themselves or give up on themselves? - Learn a powerful way of thinking so that they are confident and prepared to choose the right path in life? -…

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Toronto Biennial of Art

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm
Multiple Locations in Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Launching September 21, 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. For 72 days, Toronto and surrounding areas will be transformed by free exhibitions, talks, and performances that reflect our local context while engaging with the most pressing issues of our time. The inaugural Biennial will present over 100 works by Canadian, Indigenous, and International artists installed at more than 10 sites on or near…

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Mount Pleasant Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Village, 512B Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2M2 Canada
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The Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village are thrilled to present the 10th annual Harvest Fair taking place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 21st on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville Avenues. This family-friendly event will see the return of Harvest Fair activities like the Pumpkin Carving contest, crowd favourites like the Kids arts and crafts corner, and of course, a bouncy castle, and assorted entertainers. In addition to the returning activations, the Mount Pleasant Village BIA will…

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First Annual Richmond Hill City Fest

Saturday, September 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond HIll, ON Canada
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Free

Deputy Mayor Perrelli is hosting his First Annual City Fest. It will feature free live music, events, games, attractions, giveaways, balloons for the kids, caricature artist, and a special guest. Richmond Hill residents will also receive free food from a variety of gourmet food trucks, a barbeque and complementary ice cream cone when they register. To register please visit, https://carmineperrelli.ca/events/deputy-mayor-perrelli-first-annual-city-fest As we are anticipating thousands of residents to attend, please register as soon as possible to avoid the rush. If…

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Fall Fair Weekends at the Scarborough Museum

Saturday, September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 22, 2019

Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Scarborough Museum's Victorian buildings are set in beautiful Thomson Park, full of fall colours in September. Join us on September weekends for old-fashioned fall fair fun with bottle ring toss, bean bag toss, three legged races, and fall activities. Enjoy tasty apple pie and cider, go on a time traveller scavenger hunt, and make crafts while sharing community history. This event is part of Toronto History Museums Fall and Harvest programming. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums…

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Downsview Park Orchard Party

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join us at Downsview Park as we celebrate the autumn harvest at the Orchard! This is a free event, but spots are limited, please register early. You are welcome to visit us anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. Activities Tours of the Orchard Forest nature walk Snacks (while supplies last) Campfire Apple cider U-pick at Fresh City Farms (see below) Open house at the Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective (middle greenhouse-back door) and more family friendly activities While at Downsview Park…

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Harvest Day Celebration

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Celebrate the growing season in the TBG’s Teaching Garden. Plant garlic, ride the smoothie bike, walk the ravine, arts and crafts with Discoverability, enjoy story time with the Don Mills Library, and harvest veggies for the Dorset Park Food Bank. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Lug a mug and water bottle to help us reduce waste at this event. Stroller accessible. FREE but registration is recommended. Stroller accessible.

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Exploring Spadina’s Orchards

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5 Canada
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Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us in the Spadina Museum orchard to enjoy outdoor acoustic music with different musicians each week - The History Buffs (September 15) and The Tall Poppies (September 22). After the performances make sure you linger a while to enjoy the grounds and play outdoor games like croquet, quoits and badminton. Learn about the historic orchard and the different varieties of apples grown over the years. Sample some of these varieties and compare…

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Wee-fun Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St., S.,
Newmarket, ONT L3Y 3Y7 Canada
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$3

Toddlers aged 1 to 3 are invited to this drop-in session dedicated to making crafts and other activities. Activities will stimulate communication, cooperation and imagination through arts and crafts and playtime. When: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon Where: Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South) Cost: $3 per child and caregivers are required. Weekly Themes: Under the Sea - September 18 Art Attack & Crayon Creations - September 25 Fall Fun - October 2 Thanksgiving - October…

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Barrie Culture Days

Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29
City of Barrie Barrie, ON Canada + Google Map
Free
Barrie Culture Days

The City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture from September 27 to 29, 2019. Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first Culture Days was held in September 2010 in over 700 Canadian cities and towns and was a great success. Annually,…

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Kids Night Out

Friday, September 27 @ 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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The Big Draw Festival Toronto 2019

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Free
The Big Draw Festival

Ready. Set. Draw! The world’s largest drawing festival is coming to Toronto History Museums. The free event is open to all-ages and abilities and welcomes everyone who loves to draw to make a mark on their city. Bring your own paints, pencils, and crayons or use those provided to create your own masterpiece. Get inspired by the sites' architecture, artefacts and gardens or participate in a collaborative art project. The Big Draw Festival has attracted more than four million people…

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Culture Days Weekend

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Enjoy a weekend of free admission as part of Culture Days, Canada’s national celebration of community arts. Explore the Gardiner’s world-renowned collection of ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Europe, China, Japan, and contemporary pottery. Guided tours will take place daily at 2 pm. 10 am – 4 pm | Raku firing on the Plaza Join us for live Raku firing! An exciting pottery technique that has its origins in 16th-century Japan, Raku ware is placed in a container with combustible…

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Culture Days Milton!

Saturday, September 28
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join us a for a Cultural Extravaganza at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton! Free activities for all! Join us at the Escarpment Hall on Saturday Sept 27 12-4pm for Creative Art & Crafts, with a mindful purpose! Then stay and explore all the amazing cultural and artistic events! Free!

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Paint & Popcorn, Kids Canvas Workshop

Saturday, September 28 @ 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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October 2019

PA Day Camp at the Scarborough Museum

Friday, October 4
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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$40.50

This boredom busting PA Day Camp at Scarborough Museum gives kids ages 6 to 11 a chance to bake over the hearth, play games, make crafts and enjoy outdoor fun in the park! 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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Art Fundamentals

Saturday, October 5 - Saturday, October 26
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$120

Learn the FUNdamentals of Drawing, Shading, 2D & 3D Design, Sketching, Still Life. Our Art Programs are facilitated by our Child & Youth Care Practitioners. Children & Youth of all exceptionalities are welcome We have 3 classes for ages 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12

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October Family Fun Weekends at the Scarborough Museum

Saturday, October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 20, 2019

Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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During October's Family Fun Weekends enjoy treats and activities like an enchanted scavenger hunt and tour the historic buildings. Try a slice of Devil's Food cake made in a wood burning stove with a cup of pumpkin spice drink, dress up in pioneer costumes and make a 3D pumpkin craft. This event is part of Toronto History Museums' Fall and Harvest Traditions programming. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and…

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Nuit Blanche at the BSM

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, October 6 @ 7:00 am
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
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Nuit Blanche

Join us for Nuit Blanche and experience art all night long! All museum exhibitions are open all night! October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 6 @ 7:00 am Free Event

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Sunday FUNday – We DIG Archaeology!

Sunday, October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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Free

Interact with artefacts from Oshawa's Ancestral Wendat archaeological sites at our Sunday FUNday! Found in 1967 and 1992 these excavations have provided us a link to Oshawa's pre-history. Learn about tools of the trade, dating techniques and put together clay pots! View artefacts on display from past digs at the Museum. Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its collection. 12—4 pm in the…

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ROM PA Days

Friday, October 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
$85

Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp! Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp. This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more! Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. Registration is on…

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Halloween Spooktackular!

Friday, October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$25

Let's kick start your Kids Halloween fun with a morning of Arts & Crafts on Friday October 11th at 10:30am-11:30am! Ages 0-4yrs. Dress up your littles Ghouls & Goblins, Prince & Princesses & Superheros! Our C.Y.C.P's will be dressed up as well!​

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Toronto and Richmond Hill Pumpkinfests

Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Toronto or Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 days with great food, vendors, entertainment and loads of pumpkins! Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things Autumn. Why not enter your child into the Costume Contest or Little Miss Pumpkin Fest Contest? Don’t have kids? Not a problem! You can participate in our Pumpkin Carving Contest or take a…

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Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

Monday, October 14
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free with gallery admission.

Autumn Celebration Drop-in Art Workshop | 11 am to 4 pm Celebrate the changing of the seasons in this family-oriented art workshop inspired by the "Maud Lewis" special exhibition! Visitors will explore the blooming fall colours with paper collages and oil pastels. "The Cow Show" by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre | 2 to 3 pm | Online reservation required Discover the history of the world on a “moosical” journey from the perspective of the cow, from the dawn of…

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ROM Saturday Club Fall Session

Saturday, October 19 - Saturday, December 7
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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. NEW! In addition to our popular morning classes, we now offer afternoon and full-day classes. Combine a morning class and an…

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Howling Hootenanny

Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 26, 2019

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York, ON M3J 2P3 Canada

Get ready for some spook-tacular fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village! With amazing shows, a Haunted Maze, trick-or-treating, great games and more, you’re sure to have a howling good time! Check back soon for more event details! Featuring: Live entertainment Trick or Treat Village Haunted Maze Apple Sling-shot Spooky stories Pumpkin Decorating

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Girl Expo Canada

Sunday, October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
International Center, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$12 – $15

Discover a world of possibilities for girls ages 5-12. Celebrate all girls are, can do and can become with creative workshops, sports and fitness activities, interactive technology, guest speakers, inspiring performances, author readings, a unique marketplace for girls, giveaways and more! It is never too early to show girls how to reach their full potential for greatness. Don't miss the only show of its kind in Canada where we demonstrate that girls can do anything!

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Halloween Blast from the Past

Saturday, October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Wear your Halloween costume to Scarborough Museum for a fun-filled day of activities. No costume? No problem! Come as you are or dress up in one of our pioneer outfits and take some spooky selfies. Try freshly baked devil’s food cake, sample pumpkin spice drink, go on an enchanted scavenger hunt and make a 3D pumpkin craft. Don’t miss out on trick or treating at the museum buildings! Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where…

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Spooky Halloween Crafts Ages 5-12

Saturday, October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$40

Join our C.Y.C.P's for a creepy crafty time on Saturday October 26th at 2pm! Come in costume for spook-tackular time! There will be witches, and wizards, potions and spells for all to enjoy. Limited spaces available!   Saturday October 26th 2019 Cost $40  

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November 2019

The Dragon’s Song

Friday, November 1, 2019 - Saturday, July 18, 2020
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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Join us for a Holly Jolly Crafty Party!

Saturday, November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$25

Join our C.Y.C.P Elves for Christmas time crafts on Saturday November 30th, December 7th & 14th Make a keepsake craft for your tree or present for a loved one! There will be festive music and photo ops with our elves! All supplies are included Cost $25 Babies & kids Ages 0-3yrs 10am to 11am Kids 4-7yrs 11:30am-12:30pm Kids 8-12yrs 1pm-2pm Youth 13-17yrs 2:30pm-3:30pm

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June 2020

The Incredible Bubble Show

Saturday, June 13, 2020
$25 – $80

The Incredible Bubble Show- June 13, 2020- Markham Fairgrounds The Incredible Bubble Show is packed with exciting entertainment and endless activities for kids and families. Experience a spectacular event filled with wonder and delight which features a Laser and Light Show and Bubblicious activities. Kids will enjoy learning about the science of bubbles and how bubbles can change form. The event features: A Spectacular Laser Bubble Show Bubble Art Studio Water Spheres and much more Start the day with AMAZING…

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