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November 2019

Celebrate 50 Years with the Ontario Science Center

Wednesday, November 13 @ 2:05 pm - 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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9 & 99: The Howe Gretzky Exhibition

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Sunday, March 1, 2020
Hockey Hall of Fame, Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario 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!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
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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IMAX Super Power Dogs

Wednesday, November 13 - Tuesday, December 24
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in…

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Music Classes for Babies

Wednesday, November 13 @ 2:05 pm - Sunday, December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada + Google Map

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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Join Us For our Fall Semester

Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday, December 12
ON Canada + Google Map

JOIN US FOR 12 WEEKS OF MAGICAL, MUSICAL FAMILY FUN THIS FALL! Classes begin September 15. Locations in Markham Village and Cliffside Village (Scarborough). Visit www.mtinthevillage.com for more details and to REGISTER TODAY! OR Sign up for a FREE Trial Class (Trial class space is limited and does not guarantee enrolment in a registered spot). JOIN OUR MUSICAL COMMUNITY! "Music together with Josie is an experience that has been formative in my son's life. A better combination of program and…

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Cirque du Soleil Alegría

Wednesday, November 13 - Sunday, December 1
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Under the Big Top at Ontario Place, will have audiences fall in love with timeless Alegría. With its signature songs, acrobatics and memorable characters that have helped define the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, Alegría is the reincarnation of a classic, reinterpreted for the age, and rekindled to inspire fans—old and new alike. A production destined to change the history of the company, Cirque du Soleil first presented Alegría in April 1994, launching an emblematic show that was to win over…

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Fall Classes with Music Together in the Village

Wednesday, November 13 - Saturday, November 30
ON Canada

Registration is open for our Fall 2019 session of family musical fun! 12 weekly, 45-minute classes which include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences–developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers–regardless of their own musical ability. 1 CD and Digital Download Files, as well as an illustrated Songbook are included! Locations in Markham Village and Cliffside Village (Scarborough) – Weekday or weekend classes.

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Family Kit: Among All These Tundras

Wednesday, November 13 - Saturday, December 7
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0H4 Canada
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Free

Looking for something to do with the kids in the city? Bring the family to Onsite Gallery, OCAD University! We're happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, Family Kit / Among All These Tundras. Intended audiences: Children from 3 years +, but toddlers may also join the fun Teenagers Their companions and/or caregivers

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Toronto Biennial of Art

Wednesday, November 13 @ 2:05 pm - 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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Mindworks

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Sunday, April 26, 2020
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)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 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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Music Classes for Toddlers 2 – 4 years

Wednesday, November 13 - Saturday, December 21
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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Baby Music Program

Wednesday, November 13 @ 2:05 pm - Saturday, November 30 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:05 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 21, 2019

88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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A steady beat is the foundation of all music (and language)! Babies first experience steady beat in the womb–listening to their mother’s heartbeat and feeling the rhythm of her steps. Kindermusik activities are carefully designed for a child to experience steady beat using multiple senses: HEARING IT: Whether singing a capella, reciting a poem or rhyme, playing an instrument or listening to a recording, the steady beat is everywhere in a Kindermusik class! FEELING IT: Children feel the steady beat…

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Mixed Age Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Wednesday, November 13 - Saturday, December 21

Rainbow Songs is Toronto's beloved music school for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. With 20 locations in Toronto, we're sure to have a location near you! www.rainbowsongs.com Our mixed age classes encourage families to join our programs to sing together! Have more than one child? Rainbow Songs loves it when families sing together! Siblings can join the same class and enjoy an enriching musical experience with you as a family! Why it's Great to Make Music Together as a Family: Enroll…

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Music Classes for Toddlers 1 – 2 years old

Wednesday, November 13 - Sunday, December 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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Rainbow Songs Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Wednesday, November 13 - Tuesday, December 31
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada + Google Map

Rainbow Songs is Toronto largest and best loved music program for babies and toddlers. Sign up for a free preview class at any of our 20 locations in Toronto. Rainbow Songs offers a inclusive, joyful, interactive music classes that encourage the participation of you and your child. Rainbow Songs music classes include super fun music and movement songs and activities for you and your little one. Come bond with your baby in our baby music class. Play and explore with…

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ROM Saturday Club Fall Session

Wednesday, November 13 - 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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Kindermusik Wiggle and Grow (18- 36 months)

Wednesday, November 13 - Tuesday, December 31
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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Wiggle and Grow is a super-fun, music-filled learning experience. In these 45-minute classes, young children enjoy singing, dancing, and instrument-play activities that are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage social skills like sharing and turn-taking, and cultivate early literacy skills. Wiggle and Grow classes offer monthly enrollment and a year’s worth of exciting 4-week sessions, each with its own theme. Bring the learning home with physical home materials that include a book and CD with all of the lyric songs.…

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The Dr. Seuss Experience

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
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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Fall Colours Celebration

Wednesday, November 13 @ 2:05 pm - Sunday, November 17 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:05 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Monday, October 28, 2019

Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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$3.00 – $8.50

Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring some food to roast over the campfire! (We’ll provide the grill and roasting sticks.) DATES Saturdays and Sundays in October, plus Thanksgiving Monday (October 14) 10:00 a.m.…

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The Dragon’s Song

Wednesday, November 13, 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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BSM Warm the Sole Sock Drive

Wednesday, November 13 - Saturday, November 30
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
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New socks are the most requested item of clothing. Please consider donating to our annual sock drive and help your community! Donate on the weekend and enjoy free admission to the BSM!

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Early Bird Season Pass at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Wednesday, November 13 - Sunday, December 1
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Until Dec 1, 2019 Early Birds save 22% on Nordic Season Passes purchased before December 1/19 for the 2019-20 season. May be used seven days a week for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing plus access to the Suspension Bridge. Glide on 27 km. of cross-country ski trails professionally groomed daily for classic/skate styles. Stomp along 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe trails, one of which crosses Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge. Trails are well marked and rated by level of difficulty. High…

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Wizard of Oz Month at the BSM

Wednesday, November 13 - Saturday, November 30
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
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In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the BSM will feature continuous screenings every weekend in November! Kids can also dress up in costumes inspired by the film, try on funky footwear and make a Wizard of Oz themed craft. November 2 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play — Free Playground Access

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Friday, February 7, 2020
Area51 Lasertag, 2501 Rutherford Rd, Unit 30
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6 Canada
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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play is proud to support the Sick Kids Foundation. Join us during the WEEKDAYS from 10AM to 5PM for FREE Playground entry with a donation of $2, $5, or $10. Our 10,000 Sq.ft family entertainment facility is located in the heart of Vaughan. Please visit www.planet-play.ca for more information. Valid Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm.

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The Quest to Save Christmas Family Escape Room

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Friday, January 31, 2020
Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms, 322 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor
Toronto, M5S 1W5
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Mysterious Minds Christmas Escape Room

Have you ever wondered how reindeer fly?  Come and experience Toronto's holiday-themed escape room! Available for booking in two different difficulty levels, this 60-minute adventure is guaranteed to get the whole family involved! Santa's Head Elf in charge of his reindeer has been kidnapped! You have 60 minutes to gain access to the office of Pepper Minstix and create the Magical Reindeer Dust needed in order to help his reindeer fly in order to save Christmas! Bookings are required in…

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 2:05 pm - Sunday, January 5, 2020 @ 11:40 am
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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This rollicking new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation. CANADIAN PREMIERE • HOLIDAY MUSICAL MAINSTAGE • Nov. 11, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 Recommended for Ages 5 & up Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram Book by Brian Hill Directed by Sheila McCarthy  

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Toronto Christmas Market

Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, December 22
distillery district, 55 Mill Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada
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$8 – $12

The Toronto Christmas Market takes place in Toronto's Distillery Historic District from November 14 to December 22, 2019. The event, celebrating its 10th year, recreates the romance and magic of traditional European Christmas markets which date back to the early 1400s. The Toronto Christmas Market features non-stop entertainment, European food delicacies, unique gift items from around the world, outdoor heated beer and mulled wine gardens, and a 50+ foot Christmas tree decorated with more than 40,000 lights and ornaments.

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Hockey Helps the Homeless 2019 York Region Tournament

Friday, November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angus Glen Community Centre, 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr East
Markham, ON L6C1P8 Canada
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Hockey Helps the Homeless is a not-for-profit charity that runs pro-am hockey tournaments across Canada, where amateur players fundraise to skate with hockey greats including NHL Alumni and female Olympians. All net proceeds stay local in the city we’re hosting in to help Canadians find a safe place to call home and give the supports needed to get back on their feet.

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Markham Home for the Holidays

Friday, November 15 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham ON Ontario Canada + Google Map
$2.00 – $18

Welcome to our 32nd Markham HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Nov 15-17 at the Markham Fairgrounds! We have over 130 juried exhibitors from Ontario, as well as Nova Scotia & Quebec offering Christmas decorating accents & accessories, personalized ornaments, stained glass, Shabby Chic furniture & custom furniture, Christmas food galore to taste test, Christmas shortbread cookies in gourmet flavours, stunning handcrafted jewellery, Christmas fascinators to add that Christmas sparkle to you! Fresh Christmas greenery to decorate the inside and outside of…

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Baby Drama Time at YPT

Friday, November 15 @ 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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Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 16 @ 10:30 am
Downtown Bowmanville, Church Street
Bowmanville, ON Canada
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Free
Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

The annual Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade takes place on the 3rd Saturday in November. This community event is funded by the generous donations of local community partners and businesses, and the sale of parade buttons. The Bowmanville Legion coordinates the selling of the buttons at the event and all proceeds raised go directly back into funding the following years parade. The Parade is organized by volunteers from the community whose goal is to provide entertainment to both children and adults…

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Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Uxbridge Parade Route, starts Brock St & Center Street -through the downtown Brock St, ends on Franklin Street.
Uxbridge, ON Canada
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Free

Saturday November 19th 2016 - Theme for 2016 - "A Christmas Toy, Story". Parade route - Starts at the corner of Brock St. & Centre St. (ALL floats line up on Centre St., Bands on Brock St.) & heads east on Brock St. through town to Nellkydd Lane & finish at the HIGH SCHOOL.

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Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
Newmarket Parade Route, Eagle Street to Main Street to Davis Drive
Newmarket, ON Canada
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Free

Join us in welcoming Santa Claus to Newmarket! Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Lorne and Eagle Street, proceeds east on Eagle Street and north on Main Street. Please note: due to construction on Davis Drive the Parade will end at Simcoe Street.

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