Hi Moms! I hope everyone is enjoying the Summer weather. I have posted the schedule for this week. Hopefully you and your families will be able to enjoy some of these fun events happening in the Toronto area. Have an awesome weekend!
CHEAP & FREE THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO (August 16– August 21)
**Saturday, August 16, 2014**
*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over Ontario)
Various Ontario Locations
Directed by: David Soren
Cast: Michael Pena, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Reynolds
Plot: Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. His obsession with speed has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow and cautious snail community. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living, and he gets that chance after a freak accident leaves him with the power of incredible speed. The newly turbo-charged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that the Indianapolis 500 has to offer.
Admission (taxes included): General: $2.50
*York-Eglinton International Street Festival (Toronto)
Eglinton Avenue West (Marlee Ave. to Dufferin Street)
This fantastic street festival features lots of live entertainment, great food, and plenty of activities for the kids. Bring the entire family out for this celebration of the wonderful cultural heritage of this diverse North Toronto neighbourhood.
*Toronto Port Authority Presents Sail-In Cinema (Toronto)
5 Dockside Drive, Corus Quay Drive
Canada’s Sugar Beach is transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre. Movies are shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. You can watch movies for free from Sugar Beach or Lake Ontario.
If you’ve got your sea legs, you can come to the movies by boat and drop anchor.
If you’re a landlubber, bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket.
Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
You must register for your free ticket.
**SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014**
235 Queens Quay W
This free, family-friendly outdoor yoga festival offers two joyful days of movement, music and meditation. Live music sets the tone for each class. Our Kids’ Space caters to children and families, and the Wholesome Marketplace showcases goods to support your healthy lifestyle. There’s something for everyone!
**Movies In The Park (Toronto)
Riverdale Park East
550 Broadview Avenue
Movie- The Wizard of Oz
Free, movie-screenings helping kids organizations
*Ukrainian Village BBQ (Toronto)
Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre
60 Richview Rd
Bring your family, friends and neighbours for an afternoon full of games, prizes, live music, a fortune teller, water balloons, egg toss, chocolate fountain, face painting and much more!
This fundraiser is in support of our 2014 Scotiabank Marathon Campaign for quality seniors’ care. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
For tickets and information, please call Anna at 647-725-0843.
**MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014**
*Movie Under The Stars (Newmarket)
St. Nicholas School
480 Keith Ave. (Inclement weather inside gym)
Movie: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
*Toonie Morning Movies (Keswick)
11 Church Street
Come and see Mr. Peabody & Sherman this week at the Gem.
We are featuring toonie morning movies every Monday to Friday at 10:30am.
Admission is only a toonie!
905 476 0184
**TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014**
*OPG’s Tuesdays on the Trail (Pickering)
Sandy Beach Road entrance to Alex Robertson Park
A Science Carnival
It’s carnival time for future scientists. Explore the world around us, examine bugs and bunnies, build a roller coaster, and discover what happens when you put soap and water together. With Scientists in School, discovery is cool!
Weather permitting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Programs are suitable for ages 6 to 12. Due to the nature of program activities, day care groups and camps cannot be accommodated.
For program details and directions please visit www.opg.com
**WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014**
*Summer Crafts (Toronto) (FREE)
Treasure Island Toys
581 Danforth Ave
Every Wednesday starting July 2 to August 27, free crafts from 10am to 1pm. No sign up necessary.
**THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014**
*Movie Night in The Beaches (Toronto)
Starts at Dusk
131 Glen Manor Drive
Movie- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Come early to settle in and enjoy the pre-show entertainment.
*MAP Family Summer Event – Toronto Zoo visits Port Union (Toronto)
Port Union Library
5450 Lawrence Avenue East
Join us this summer at Port Union as the Toronto Zoo presents: PAGES WITH PANDAS!
This summer join us for a wild and educational book reading and then meet with Toronto Zoo Giant Panda Mascots. At the end of the program you will be given a fun Zoo activity sheet to take home! Encourage your passion for animals with games, colouring and more! Come and learn how the Toronto Zoo saves and protects animals and their habitats at home and abroad.
The program lasts one hour and is for children ages 5-12.
*Science Club (Toronto) (FREE)
Treasure Island Toys
581 Danforth Ave
Every Thursday afternoon starting July 3 to August 28, free science afternoons from 3 to 4pm. Sign up necessary