AUGUST/SEPTEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (August 29- September 4)

by Jennifer Stallman
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Hi Moms!
It is the last weekend of Summer and I am so sad. I have really enjoyed taking my kids to the beach and to different splash pads. I hope all of your little ones have an awesome first day back to school.

***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/2014/08/21/august-free-cheap-events-august-22-august-28/

CHEAP & FREE THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO (August 29– September 4)

**FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014**

*Summer Movies at Brentwood (Toronto)
2pm-4pm
Brentwood Library
36 Brentwood Road North
Toronto, ON

Kids, come join us weekly to come see your favourite movies!

Movie- Smurfs 2

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?R=LIB07

*Fan Expo Canada (Toronto)
10am-7pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street W
Toronto, ON

Now entering its 20th year, FAN EXPO Canada™ showcases over 900 exhibits and sprawls to over 750,000 square feet and over 100,000 fans. Each year the Expo has a phenomenal celebrity guest list who sign autographs, host presentations and conduct question and answer sessions with their fans. FAN EXPO Canada™ has become one of the most famous fan events in the world, and the largest of its kind in all of Canada! Come see famous guests including: Hulk Hogan, Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillian, Stan Lee, Elijah Wood, William Shatner, Adam West, Ian Somerhalder, and so many more!

Adult Tickets: $25-$50
Kids: 5 and Under are free
Buy one adult ticket and get one kids ticket for $10.

KIDS LOUNGE
For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone and Family Lounge is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of activities for the kids including LEGO play stations, art and crafts tables, reading nook and TV cartoon theatre with content provided by Teletoon. Famous costumed visitors will be through the lounge regularly all weekend!

416-241-7827
http://www.fanexpocanada.com/

*Eco-Art-Fest (Toronto)
11am-11pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road
Toronto ON

Presented by: No. 9 Contemporary Arts and the Environment
Daily activities (offered for a fee) include:

Watercolour Painting and Animal Habitat Workshops (for families): 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sustainable Architecture and Design Workshops (for youth): 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Clay Stein and Pizza Making (all ages): 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free Parking

Call for more information.

416-644-1019
http://www.no9.ca/home.php
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=93221d18ed7a0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

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**SATURDAY, AUGUST 39, 2014**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All over the GTA)
11am
Select Cineplex Theatres
All Over The GTA

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00am and Wednesday afternoons at 12:15pm for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50.

The Croods
Directed by: Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco
Cast: Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds
Plot: The Croods is a comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home, is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

Admission (taxes included): General: $2.50

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

*Fairytale Land Back to School Open House (Toronto) (Free Admission)
10am-2pm
Fairytale Land
1614 Queen St. West

Face paint and tattoos will be complimentary done for each child.
We warmly recommend registering by calling us at 647.300.5783 or email us at Party@FairytaleLand.ca

http://FairytaleLand.ca

*Fan Expo Canada (Toronto)
10am-7pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street W
Toronto, ON

Now entering its 20th year, FAN EXPO Canada™ showcases over 900 exhibits and sprawls to over 750,000 square feet and over 100,000 fans. Each year the Expo has a phenomenal celebrity guest list who sign autographs, host presentations and conduct question and answer sessions with their fans. FAN EXPO Canada™ has become one of the most famous fan events in the world, and the largest of its kind in all of Canada! Come see famous guests including: Hulk Hogan, Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillian, Stan Lee, Elijah Wood, William Shatner, Adam West, Ian Somerhalder, and so many more!

Adult Tickets: $25-$50
Kids: 5 and Under are free
Buy one adult ticket and get one kids ticket for $10.

KIDS LOUNGE
For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone and Family Lounge is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of activities for the kids including LEGO play stations, art and crafts tables, reading nook and TV cartoon theatre with content provided by Teletoon. Famous costumed visitors will be through the lounge regularly all weekend!

416-241-7827
http://www.fanexpocanada.com/

*Withrow Park Farmers Market (Toronto)
9am-1pm
Withrow Park (North East Corner, near splash pad)
McConnell Ave. and Carlaw Ave.
Toronto, ON

The Withrow Park Farmers’ Market has been a Saturday morning outdoor community hub for 7 summers! It is a place where Ontario farmers and local food entrepreneurs share sustainable food with Toronto’s eaters.

Kids craft table.

Meet Some of our Wonderful Volunteers!

*Eco-Art-Fest (Toronto)
11am-11pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road
Toronto ON

Presented by: No. 9 Contemporary Arts and the Environment

Daily activities (offered for a fee) include:
Watercolour Painting and Animal Habitat Workshops (for families): 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sustainable Architecture and Design Workshops (for youth): 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Clay Stein and Pizza Making (all ages): 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free Parking

Call for more information.

416-644-1019
http://www.no9.ca/home.php
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=93221d18ed7a0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*It’s A Kids Life (Toronto)
2:30 pm
Spadina Museum
285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON

Experience the sumptuous world of the Austin children, and all the rules that went with it, and the working class lives of the chauffeur’s son and daughter. Live the life of a 1920s and 30s child through toys, games, school lessons and more.

Regular admission: Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth (13-18 yrs.) $5.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $4.87 (plus tax), Children (5 and under) Free.

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=919d2271635af310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

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**SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014**

*PlayZone (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Exhibition Common

Discover Harbourfront Centre’s new imagination playground. This innovative playground encourages learning, movement and fun while families build new worlds, imaginary places and dramatic scenarios—on a larger-than-life scale.

Our Play Zone is an imagination playground that encourages learning, social development, movement and fun. Kids can build, connect pieces, create walls, forts, castles and all kinds of fun environments. Kids decide how and what to build without any influence from grown-ups.

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/onthesquares/index.cfm

*Fan Expo Canada (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street W
Toronto, ON

Now entering its 20th year, FAN EXPO Canada™ showcases over 900 exhibits and sprawls to over 750,000 square feet and over 100,000 fans. Each year the Expo has a phenomenal celebrity guest list who sign autographs, host presentations and conduct question and answer sessions with their fans. FAN EXPO Canada™ has become one of the most famous fan events in the world, and the largest of its kind in all of Canada! Come see famous guests including: Hulk Hogan, Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillian, Stan Lee, Elijah Wood, William Shatner, Adam West, Ian Somerhalder, and so many more!

Adult Tickets: $25-$50
Kids: 5 and Under are free
Buy one adult ticket and get one kids ticket for $10.

KIDS LOUNGE
For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone and Family Lounge is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of activities for the kids including LEGO play stations, art and crafts tables, reading nook and TV cartoon theatre with content provided by Teletoon. Famous costumed visitors will be through the lounge regularly all weekend!

416-241-7827
http://www.fanexpocanada.com/

*Open Streets TO (Toronto)
8am-12pm
Yonge & Bloor Street
Toronto, ON

A large portion of Yonge and Bloor streets will be handed over to pedestrians, cyclists, and outdoor community events.
Bloor will be closed to auto traffic from Spadina to Parliament and Yonge from Bloor to Queen from 8 a.m. to noon. Intersecting streets will remain open and cars allowed to pass through the event.

http://www.openstreetsto.org/

*Ashkenaz Festival (Toronto)
1pm-10pm
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto, ON

North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns with its 10th biennial celebration.

12pm-6pm-Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre @ The HarbourKids Tent
1pm-6pm- Jewish Junk Band Craft Activity @ The Community Village in the North Exhibition Commons
2pm- Children’s Book Reading and Performance @ The Studio Theatre

http://static.ashkenazfestival.com/2014-festival/family.1.html

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**MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014**

*Family Hike (Toronto)
10:00am
Rouge Hill GO Station, main ticket building
Toronto, ON

Walk is up to 5km

What to expect: Enjoy the last long weekend of the summer with a relaxing walk by the lake. We’ll look at the birds and trees and hear the waves against the shore. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. This is a great way for kids to get rid of some nervous energy before they go back to school.

Family Friendly: Children on foot able to walk the distance and pace. Younger children in carriers or strollers.
Dog Friendly?: Dogs on leash welcome.
RSVP for this event.

http://rougepark.com/hike/walks_september_2014.php

*Ashkenaz Festival (Toronto)
1pm-10pm
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto, ON

North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns with its 10th biennial celebration.

12pm-4pm-Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre @ The HarbourKids Tent
1pm-4pm-Jewish Junk Band Craft Activity @ The Community Village in the North Exhibition Commons
2:30pm & 5pm- Free Performance of the book “Something From Nothing” @ The Studio Theatre

http://static.ashkenazfestival.com/2014-festival/family.1.html

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**TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014**

Nothing Listed: ENJOY THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL EVERYONE!

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**WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014**

*Yorktown Family Services: Drop-In (Toronto) (FREE)
10:30am-12:30pm
Dufferin/St.Clair
Toronto, ON

Families & caregivers of children 0-6 years old can enjoy this FREE drop-in program. Explore a variety of activities, arts & crafts and circle time.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37846+37867&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0&Ntt=Drop+in

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**THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014**

*Call of Gamers: Teen Video Game Nights (Toronto)
6:15pm-7:45pm
Malvern Library
30 Sewells Road
Toronto, ON

Join Malvern’s Youth Advisory Group for a night of fun and video games including games for Wii, PS3 and XBox 360.
No registration required, just drop-in and get your game on!

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Nr=p_cat_branch_name:Malvern

 ***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/2014/08/21/august-free-cheap-events-august-22-august-28/

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