AUGUST FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 8- August 14)

by Jennifer Stallman
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We are now moving into the second week of August. The summer has sure flown by fast. 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 City. Have a great weekend Moms!

***BELOW IS A CALENDAR FOR TORONTO,  FOR A FULL CALENDAR LISTING OF CITIES ALL OVER ONTARIO (Including Aurora, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Vaughan Markham, Milton, Oakville, Durham Region, Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Etobicoke, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington, Innisfil, and Barrie) CLICK ON:  http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2014/08/07/august-free-cheap-events-august-8-august-14/

CHEAP & FREE THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO (August 8– August 14)

**Friday, August 8, 2014**

*Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (Toronto) (Free Admission)
6pm-12am
Greektown
Danforth Ave (Between Broadview Ave and Jones Ave)
Toronto, ON

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.
The Festival’s Toronto Star Kid’s Zone will feature activities, costumes, photo opportunities and the chance to win movie prizes for the upcoming films Paddington and The Boxtrolls.

416-469-5634
http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com

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**Saturday, August 9, 2014**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over Ontario)
11am
Various Ontario Locations

Movie: Rio 2
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Jesse Eisenberg
Plot: It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar® nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy® winner Bruno Mars, Tony® winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy®/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland.

Admission (taxes included): General: $2.50

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

*Build and Grow at Lowe’s: Monsters vs Aliens Trolley (All Over The GTA) (FREE)
10am
Lowes Home Improvement
Various Locations Across Ontario

This product and activity is for children ages 5 and older. Building of project to be initiated only with adult supervision.

What Kids Will Take Home: The toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles.

How to Register: In advance in-store either at the Customer Service booth or through a Store Associate.
Please note: You can register the day of the workshop. However, space is limited to 50 children per store. Register in advance to avoid disappointment!

Website http://www.lowes.ca/articles/build-and-grow-clinics_a756.html?linkloc=PDIY

*Build a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder at Home Depot (All Over The GTA) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Homedepot
Various Locations Across Ontario

Build a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder at Home Depot
Kids will learn how to build a mini-crate pencil holder with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
A great free activity for children ages 4-12.

Kids will learn how to build a mini-crate pencil holder using a hammer and glue.

You can now register online for workshops.

Website http://www.homedepot.ca/workshops/build-a-mini-crate-pencil-holder

*North York Festival (Toronto) (Free Admission)
12pm-10pm
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Special Community Tents of Chinese, Korean, Persian & Russian Kid Fun Zone
Food / Beverage / Juice / Ice cream
Free Live Music
Free Performances
Free Dance competitions
Free Singing competitions
Magicians

www.NorthYorkFestival.com

*Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club Annual Summer BBQ (Toronto)(Free Admission)
12pm-4pm
Perth Square Park
350 Perth Ave
Toronto, ON

Bring the family and join the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club for a fun filled afternoon featuring: DJ and Steel Pan Music, Games, Bouncy Castles and Slide, Face Painting, Watermelon eating contest, Lucky Draws, BBQ Hot Dogs and community representatives. At Perth Square Park, 350 Perth Ave, just north of Bloor. Saturday August 9th from 12-4p.m.

http://www.dovercourtkids.com/

*Grange Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Grange Park 
23 Grange Road
(Queen Street West and McCaul Street)
Toronto, ON

Come out with your family and enjoy the fun and festivities at the 2014 Grange Festival. This festival is held in Grange Park and is in its 75th year. Entertainment, games, prizes, food and magic are all included for kids of all ages! Did we mention that it’s free? YUP! It’s a FREE event! Special thanks to our major sponsor, International Financial Data Services and our supporting sponsor, Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma. Hope to see you there!

http://www.universitysettlement.ca

*Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (Toronto) (Free Admission)
12pm-12am
Greektown
Danforth Ave (Between Broadview Ave and Jones Ave)
Toronto, ON

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.
The Festival’s Toronto Star Kid’s Zone will feature activities, costumes, photo opportunities and the chance to win movie prizes for the upcoming films Paddington and The Boxtrolls.

416-469-5634
http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com

*Humber Bay Shores Waterfront Festival (Toronto)(Free Admission)
10am-6pm
Humber Bay Shores
(Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West)
Toronto, ON

Artisans, children’s village, face painting, bouncy castle, farmers market, live music, food trucks, and much, much more!

416-357-3899
http://www.humberbayshores.org

*YTV Summer Beach Bash (Toronto)(FREE)
12pm-5pm
Sugar Beach
Toronto, ON

Free concert on Toronto’s Waterfront.

Nick Cannon, the multi-faceted entertainer (America’s Got Talent), film star, comedian, TV and radio host, musician, writer, director, executive producer and philanthropist is heading to Toronto to host YTV’s first ever Summer Beach Bash, a free family concert at Canada’s Sugar Beach.

Scheduled performers include:
•Victoria Duffield – The multi-talented pop star released her sophomore album, Accelerate, this spring, featuring the hit single “More Than Friends,” which is the follow-up to her debut JUNO Award-nominated 2012 album Shut Up and Dance. Victoria was also a Top 6 finalist on The Next Star Season 3.
•4Count – Brought together and managed by Nick Cannon, and starring in a YTV show set to premiere later this year, this emerging boy band will perform inspiring and energetic singles from their debut album that features their signature upbeat sounds and killer dance moves.
•Alicia Moffet – The Next Star season 6 winner will perform her single “Why Do Boys Lie,” produced by hit-maker Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys).
•Rebel Coast – Fresh off their win of The Next Star: SuperGroup and solo concerts in Montreal and Toronto, the boy band will perform their singles “We Are The Brave” and “Don’t Stop Now.”
•Some Assembly Required Stars – Charlie Storwick (The Next Star Season 4 winner) and Kolton Stewart will entertainment the audience with musical performances.

Alongside Nick Cannon, YTV on-air personalities, The Zone’s Carlos Bustamante, Mark “Suki” Suknanan, Rachel Bonnetta and Undercover High’s Lisa Gilroy will be in the crowd as roving reporters between sets and throughout the event. Dancers from Jade’s Hip Hop Academy, flyboarders, wakeboarders, extreme bubble artists, amazing magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists and more acts are on deck for a day of non-stop action. Fans can keep a close eye on www.ytv.com/spikepages/sugar-beach.

Website http://www.ytv.com/spikepages/sugar-beach

 

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**SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014**

*Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (Toronto) (Free Admission)
12pm-8pm
Greektown
Danforth Ave (Between Broadview Ave and Jones Ave)
Toronto, ON

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination.
The Festival’s Toronto Star Kid’s Zone will feature activities, costumes, photo opportunities and the chance to win movie prizes for the upcoming films Paddington and The Boxtrolls.

416-469-5634
http://www.tasteofthedanforth.com

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**WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014**

*MAP Family Summer Event – Toronto Zoo visits Morningside (Toronto)
2:30pm-3:30pm
Morningside Library
4279 Lawrence Ave E
Toronto, ON

Join us this summer at Morningside 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.

Children ages 5-12.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=summer+event&Nso=0&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&N=4294952167&view=grid&Erp=20

*You Can Make Magic with Owen Anderson (Toronto) (FREE)
2:00pm-2:45pm
Don Mills Auditorium
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Even kids can make magic! Join Owen Anderson in a interactive show of comedy and magic. Each child will learn a simple magic trick they can make at home.

Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start of the program. Limit 100.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT163544&R=EVT163544

*Summer Crafts (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-1pm
Treasure Island Toys
581 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON

Every Wednesday starting July 2 to August 27, free crafts from 10am to 1pm. No sign up necessary.

4167784913
http://www.treasureislandtoys.ca

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**THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014**

*Science Club (Toronto) (FREE)
3-4pm
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

4167784913
http://www.treasureislandtoys.ca

***FOR A FULL CALENDAR LISTING OF CITIES ALL OVER ONTARIO (Including Aurora, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Vaughan Markham, Milton, Oakville, Durham Region, Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Etobicoke, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington, Innisfil, and Barrie) CLICK ONhttp://entertainkidsonadime.com/2014/08/07/august-free-cheap-events-august-8-august-14/

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