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February 2020

9 & 99: The Howe Gretzky Exhibition

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 1
Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8 Canada
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$14 – $20
9 & 99

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest compilation of milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia, all hand-picked by Hockey Hall of Fame curators from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. Revel in the legacy and indelible bond of ‘Mr. Hockey’ and ‘The Great One’.

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Exhibit: Archaeology Alive!

Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday, June 20
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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General admission

Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site, uncovered in southeast Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003 and 2005. Engage with artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History and the Huron-Wendat Museum, a 3-D gaming experience, and oral histories from Huron-Wendat Nation members. This exhibit will run through June of 2020 and is available to be seen during Museum's regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday. General admission applies.

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Mindworks

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, April 26
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Mindworks at the Ontario Science Center

Take an unforgettable journey through your own mind and question how you think, feel, and react to the world around you at MindWorks, a new exhibition researched, designed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre. Explore topics such as consciousness, decision-making, emotions, creativity and personality to understand your own mental processes. Sparking moments of mindfulness, this exhibition encourages active questioning and discovery through hands-on experiences. Presented with Knowledge Partner the Ontario Brain Institute. To April 26, 2020.

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Kindermusik: Cuddle and Bounce (Newborn – 16 months)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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For Ages Newborn - 16 Months Make baby’s first class musical! Music is one of your baby's favorite things - AND it's one of the best thing for your baby's developing mind. Kindermusik Cuddle&Bounce classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences. Cuddle & Bounce classes…

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The Dr. Seuss Experience

Tuesday, February 18 - 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 18 - 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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Music Classes for Babies

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 22
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs music classes for babies are a perfect way to spend your mat leave! Have a great time giving you baby a head start, making new friends and singing song.1 Highlights of our Baby Music Classes: Bond with your baby and make friends with other class participants in a loving, nurturing and musical setting Sing silly lap rhymes, playful songs, lovely lullabies, , tickling tunes and more! Enrich your baby’s cognitive development while having a great time Teach your…

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Music Classes for Toddlers 2-4 years

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 22
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs engaging music classes for young children are a great way to have fun and to prepare your child for kindergarten. Our 2-4 year old programs will have you and your child singing and enjoying music and movement activities together. Preschool Music Programs for 2 – 4 year-olds highlights: Develop language skills by learning to chant simple rhymes and participate in call-and-response songs Introduce bodily kinesthetic movements using props such as the rainbow stretchy band Learn more complex musical…

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Music Classes for Toddlers 1–2 years old

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 22
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs Music classes for 1-2 year olds are a joyful, participatory program with 20 locations throughout Toronto. Make music, play and explore with your 1-2 year old toddler while making friends in your neighbourhood. Our early childhood music and movement classes will have you and your toddler tapping, moving, clapping and singing! Check out our locations here: www.rainbowsongs.com Some highlights of our Music Classes Engaging songs and interactive activities that help your toddle rlearn about body parts, colours, and…

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Skate On The Square

Tuesday, February 18 - 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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Terra Lumina

Tuesday, February 18 - Monday, April 13
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Terra Lumina

Terra Lumina is the eleventh unique experience created in Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series. After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo this winter, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Your journey begins when a portal carries you into the luminescent wonders of the year 2099, a time when humans and nature have learned to live in harmony. Let yourself be transported by vibrant lighting, multimedia…

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Come From Away

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, May 31
Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8 Canada
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It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity. Come From Away is the breathtaking new musical that Toronto has embraced with open arms and has audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they are “proud to be Canadian!” Written by Tony®-nominated Canadians…

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Musical Munchkins™ (Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers)

Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:01 pm - Tuesday, June 30 @ 12:30 pm
Musical Munchkins, 361 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 Canada
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Clap, Tap, Sing and Shake with Musical Munchkins! Fun-filled classes for babies and toddlers provide musical experiences with playful rhythms and rhymes in a nurturing environment. Musical movement is introduced with action songs, instrument play, floating scarves and dance. A wonderful collection of songs is designed to inspire a love of music and support sensory, communication and motor skills. Enjoy nurturing time with your child as you sing and play with music! FREE TRIAL CLASS! Visit us at www.musicalmunchkins.ca

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Blumination Dream Trail

Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday, March 28
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA + Google Map
Free
Blumination Trail

Blumination Dream Trail lights the night at Blue Mountain Village – on now until MARCH 28, 2020, dusk to 10 pm! Enjoy a dancing light display to music every night. Updated light show schedule below: January lights dancing to music: 6 pm,7, 8, 9 pm February 1st - March 6th lights dancing to music: 7 pm,8,9 pm March 7th - 29th lights dancing to music: 8 pm and 9 pm Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one-kilometer stroll through the heights…

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ROM Kids Junior

Tuesday, February 18 - Tuesday, February 25
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Kids Jr

Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child. Bring your child on an eight-week sensory adventure as you tour galleries with our early learning instructors, and join them in creative play-based activities, and social interaction in a classroom setting. Meet other parents, caregivers, and children and engage your child in interactive learning for life. Winter 2020 - 8 Week Sessions: Tuesdays, January 7…

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ROM Saturday Club Winter Session

Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday, March 7
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. 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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Tri-Passes on sale now at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:01 pm - Sunday, March 29 @ 5:00 pm
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Jan - March 2020: Triple your fun and enjoy three trail passes at a discounted rate. Tri-passes are now on sale – 3 day trail passes for just $58.50 (plus hst). Flexible so you can either ski 27 km of cross-country trails or snowshoe 10 km of dedicated paths. Valid any day of the week. Use them yourself or bring a friend. Order by phone or purchase when you arrive. Questions? (705) 446-0256 ext. 223 / sceniccaves.com

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Toronto Light Festival

Tuesday, February 18 - 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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Busy Buddies Winter Drop-In Days

Tuesday, February 18 - Tuesday, March 31
Busy Buddies Markham Indoor Playground, 114 Anderson Ave. Units 4-5
Markham, ON L6E1A5 Canada
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Need a place for your kids to move around while you relax? Busy Buddies provides a bright and clean indoor play space for kids to exert their energy, 7 days a week, all year-round! With over 7000 sq.ft. of fabulous fun, families appreciate a spacious and comfortable place to play, socialize and relax. At Busy Buddies, there is something for everyone to have a fantastic day! Babies and pre-toddlers may explore on little climbers or catch a ride on the…

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Hello Winter!

Tuesday, February 18 - 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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KUUMBA25

Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday, February 29
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, Harbourfront Centre’s KUUMBA, marks 25 years of celebrating the heritage, culture and traditions of Black Canadians with a series of talks, workshops, events and performances throughout February. The 2020 festival is curated by Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, who most recently spearheaded Nuit Blanche in Scarborough and is responsible for introducing internationally acclaimed projects and artists to new audiences in Toronto. As one of Toronto’s foremost contemporary arts festivals, this year’s silver anniversary theme is A…

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Bloodsuckers Family Experiences

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 22
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Legends to Leeches

In celebration of the ROM original exhibition Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches, the Museum is rolling out the (blood)-red carpet for families. Every weekend from February 1 to March 22, 11 am to 3 pm, ENJOY EVERY LAST DROP of this ROM-original exhibition with new Bloodsuckers Family Experiences Visit our Family Experience Concierge to curate your visit Meet ROM experts and interact with real scientific specimens Watch family-friendly films at the Vampire Family Cinema Listen to tales of bloodsucking creatures with…

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Save 20% at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 29
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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For a limited time, save 20% by pre-purchasing weekday (Monday – Friday) Nordic Trail Pass or Trail Pass/Equipment Rental Package for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Glide along our 27km groomed trail network on cross country skis or hike by snowshoe on 10km of dedicated trails winding through a majestic old growth forest. One of the paths leads you across Southern Ontario's longest Suspension Bridge. Limited to six (6) per person. Excludes Feb 17/20. Passes valid until March 29/20. Must be…

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Winter Light Exhibition 2020

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 29
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Winter Light Exhibition

Come explore the 3rd annual Winter Light Exhibition on the West Island. Utilizing creativity, innovation, light and discovery, Ontario creators from all artistic streams will showcase their exhibits following the curatorial theme of “Cocoon“. Take a look and explore the exhibits already announced below! Everyday, from 4 pm to 11 pm. You can also check out these videos from our first and second year.

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Jungle Book

Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday, March 21
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $43

The classic story reimagined. A wild ride awaits in this inventive and timely take on the beloved classic! An immersive multi-media adaptation, Jungle Book will transport you from the urban jungle to Mowgli’s childhood in the forests of India – with Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and more of your favourites along for the journey! MAINSTAGE • Feb. 10 - Mar. 21, 2020 Recommended for Ages 5 & up • SK-Grade 6 Written & Directed by Craig Francis &…

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Jungle Book

Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday, March 21
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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YPT Jungle Book

A wild ride awaits in this inventive and timely take on the beloved classic! An immersive multi-media adaptation, Jungle Book will transport you from the urban jungle to Mowgli’s childhood in the forests of India – with Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and more of your favourites along for the journey! “A MUST SEE!” – Broadway World “Like stepping inside a beautifully illustrated children’s storybook. It’s a magical experience.” – Sarasota Observer Ancestral Teaching: Exploring the concept of Respect…

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2020 Canadian International AutoShow

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, February 23
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON Canada
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With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and annual attendance of 360,000, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year. Besides the multitude of family vehicles…

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Family Storytime

Wednesday, February 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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

Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! Every Wednesday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am until February 26, 2020. Drop in!

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Multilingual Storytime (Mandarin)

Wednesday, February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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

Introduce your child to new languages through songs, stories, and rhymes! This is a fully bilingual program. No prior knowledge of a second language is required. Mandarin/English storytime is from February 19th to March 25th (Except March 18th). Every Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Drop in!

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Baby Social

Friday, February 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 28, 2020

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

Drop in and meet other parents and babies in your community! We will feature a new topic every week along with activities, singing, free play, and occasional guest speakers. For ages 0-12 months with a parent or caregiver. Every Friday morning from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. January 10 – Let’s Get Moving! We’ll not only talk about strategies on how you can help your baby learn how to roll, sit up, move, etc., but we will also get up…

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Baby Drama Time at YPT

Friday, February 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $12

Baby Drama Time is a new interactive drama, movement and music class for a caregiver or parent to enjoy with the baby in their life! Expanding on YPT’s hugely successful work with theatre for babies, each term will explore a particular theme through sensory play, storytelling, and song. Meet new parents and enjoy a relaxed environment to spend time with your babies — and have fun introducing the building blocks of storytelling and interactive play to your baby! Baby Drama…

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Owl Prowl

Friday, February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre, then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts. We’ll explore owl habitat and call out to Kortright’s wild owls. Please dress for the weather. DATES AVAILABLE: February 8 & 21, 2020

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Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause

Saturday, February 22
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support our polar bear family!

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STEAM Storytime

Saturday, February 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

Investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play. Ages 3-5. Every Saturday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am until February 29, 2020. Drop in!

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A Temple Sinai Young Families Whimsical Water Havdalah

Saturday, February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1 Canada
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$20

With joy we draw water from the wells of salvation! These words from our ancient tradition of Havdalah celebrate the renewing waters of God’s deliverance. Water as renewal or rebirth is an essential theme to our tradition. Our children will have the experience of watching a water expert show us the joy of bubbles as we enhance this timeless theme. Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20 per family (pizza dinner included). We at Temple Sinai want to make…

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