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Upcoming Events:

The Art of Parenting features the original art by children's book illustrators Barbara Reid, Derek Douglas, and Hilary Leung. Runs from June 2 – June 25 at the Carnegie Gallery, 10 King St. W. in Dundas. Special event for kids and parents is on Sat. June 24 from 11:30 am – 2 pm at Carnegie Gallery. Book signing, talk to the artists, movies, art activities, and juice. CarnegieGallery.org

"Trip to Paris" avec nous during this fun kids' event at Book Outlet in Welland on Saturday, June 24 from 10 am to 11 am. We will have: free refreshments available (while supplies last). Story time reading Madeline & Eloise books. An opportunity to learn some French vocabulary with a fun word game. An Eiffel Tower craft. BookOutlet

PoultryFest is Saturday, June 24 in Smithville. Free, fun, family events all day long... celebrating our Poultry roots! All at the West Niagara Agricultural Centre in Grassie, ON - right in the middle of Smithville & Grimsby, ON. Visit www.poultryfest.ca for more information.

Summer events at the Book Outlet in Welland Every second Saturday, the Book Outlet has activities for children including A Morning in Hundred Acre Wood on July 8, Peppa and Friends on August 5, and Teddy Bear Picnic on August 19. Get more info on their website: BookOutlet

Little Mermaid the Musical at HAMILTON Place on July 3. Go on a fantastic journey underwater with your favorite mermaid! A musical live show for the entire family! The 100 first tickets are 50% OFF! Enjoy the PRESALE 1 855 251-6107! or littlemermaidthemusical.com

Under the Sea is a fun kids' event at Book Outlet in Welland on Saturday, July 8 from 10 am to 11 am. We will have: free refreshments available (while supplies last) Story time and crafts with Ariel. BookOutlet

Port Colborne Lions Club Carnival runs July 13 – 16 at Lions Field, 130 Killally St. in Port Colborne. www.WorldsFinest Shows.com

A Morning in Hundred Acre Wood is a fun kids' event at Book Outlet in Welland on Saturday, July 22 from 10 am to 11 am. We will have: free refreshments available (while supplies last). Story time and crafts about Winnie the Pooh and friends. BookOutlet

Peppa and Friends is a fun kids' event at Book Outlet in Welland on Saturday, August 5 from 10 am to 11 am. We will have: free refreshments available (while supplies last). Story time and crafts about Peppa Pig and friends. BookOutlet

Bring your favourite stuffed animal for a woodland picnic. Teddy Bear Picnic is a fun kids' event at Book Outlet in Welland on Saturday, July 22 from 10 am to 11 am. We will have: free refreshments available (while supplies last). Story time and crafts . BookOutlet

Telling Tales is Sun. Sept. 17 come anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Celebrate books, storytelling, authors, illustrators, and children's music at this free annual outdoor festival. Swap books, read new books, learn illustration techniques, and discover new books and authors. Download the poster with presenters' names: Poster PDF or check website: TellingTales.org

We email the Kidfo eNewseltter every 2 weeks. View our recent newsletter: June 16, 2017


Mom to Mom Sales

Community Garage Sale @ The Salvation Army Mountain Citadel, June 24, 8am-12pm. Come shop from a variety of community vendors, or purchase a table to sell your own items. $15/table (indoors or outdoors- your choice!). To book your table contact Kassie at 905-389-3618, or samountaincitadel@gmail.com

Canada Day Activities

Canada 150 celebrations in Hamilton. There are many different types of activities planned for celebrating Canada's 150th birthday, including 11 Tall Ships anchored at Pier 8, Discovery Drive. Fireworks are scheduled to go off at 10 pm at Bayfront Park. Check out the list: Hamilton.

The Great Hamilton Scavenger Hunt app is the best way to ensure you don’t miss any of the exciting festivals, events and attractions planned throughout Hamilton this summer. Check activities off your list, earn points and win prizes!  Visit Wesley.ca/scavengerhunt for more information, and to sign up to receive a download link once the game is live!

It's Your Festival from June 30 – July 2 from noon to 11 pm daily. Free admission. ItsYourFestival.ca

Canada Day Pancake Breakfast on Sat. July 1 between 9 and 11 am at Harmony Baptist Church. Free pancake breakfast with sausages, fruit and beverages. Face painting, candy toss, free flags, balloons, and more. They will be collecting non-perishable food for Neighbour to Neighbour. HarmonyBaptist.ca

Grimsby 150 on Sat. July 1 from 10 am – 3 pm at Grimsby Museum, Nelles Manor Museum, and in Coronation Park: sing O Canada, Author readings, a play ring bells, photo contest, and more. Grimsby

Ongoing Events

Girls Only, aged 7 – 12 years. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton offers healthy, active programs every Monday 6 – 8 p.m., 77 Purnell Dr., Unit 118. Aim is to increase female participation in physical activity and leadership opportunities.

Hamilton Youth Soccer Club has summer house league soccer for boys and girls from 3 to 19 years. Register before March 1 to take advantage of early bird registration. Call 905-318-1933 or www.mhysc.org

Youth Ball Hockey for ages 3 – 17. Learn to play and ball hockey leagues. Register online: www.HamiltonBallHockey.com

Ontario Early Year Centres (OEYC) provide a place for parents and their children to access free programs, activities and learning opportunities for all children 0-6 years and their parent/caregiver.  Check out 5 locations in East Hamilton! http://www.kboysandgirlsclub.com

Amazing Adventures Playland
www.amazingadventuresplayland.ca
Amazing Adventures Playland is an indoor adventure playland filled with soft play structures, foam ball and cannon arenas, toddler play areas and thrilling arcade games! Now 3 locations!
Burlington Location
4325 Harvester Road, Burlington
(905) 639 6544
Hamilton Mountain Location
240 Nebo Road, Hamilton
(905) 574 7529
Mississauga West
3450 Ridgeway Drive, #10 Mississauga
(905) 607 3861

IndigoKids Story Time is back. Visit Indigos each Friday at 10:30am for a story time in the IndigoKids department!

Duel Nature Fencing Learn to Fence 7 to 12 yrs and MiniFence 5 and 6 yrs. Learn the FUNdamentals of an Olympic Sport. Sat, Monday or Thurs. each week. Equipment provided Call 905 962 5863 in Hamilton. www.duelnature.com

Fencing Classes and Camps for all ages. No experience required. All equipment provided. www.FencingNiagara.com

Sit, Stay, Read on Mondays at 6 pm at Turner Park Library. For ages 8 – 12 years. Registration required: 905-546-4790.

The Hamilton Toy Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm at 1231 Main St. E. in Hamilton. Adults $5, children $3. ToyMuseum

Free admission to Canada Parks in 2017. Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.  To mark this special year, they’re offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and you can join them for the celebration. Your Parks Canada Discovery Pass provides free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast! ParksCanada

Can you escape in 60 minutes? These escape rooms offer entertainment for the whole family: TheCrux.ca in Hamilton and AdventureRooms.ca in Niagara Falls and Kitchener. Suitable for ages 8 to 77. Your group is locked in a room puzzles that must be solved to find the key to unlock the door. Only 20 percent of people have solved the puzzle within the one-hour time limit. It is recommend that children are 10 years of age or older to play without adults in the room. You must book a time online. TheCrux.ca in Hamilton or AdvertureRooms.ca in Niagara Falls and Kitchener.

PA Days at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. Want to provide your child with some unique learning experiences that connect the arts with the culture and history of working people? Camps are facilitated by professional artists and include a wholesome lunch and snacks. Dec 2, Jan 27 and Jun 9. www.wahc-museum.ca

Ignite: After School Drop-In program this Thursday too! It's for student's in grades 1-8, and it's just a fun time to goof off, run around, play some games, or even catch up on homework if they'd like. It goes from 2:30-5:30PM, right from when school ends to right before dinner begins. Student's can come and go at any point throughout the program, as long as they (or a parent) sign themselves out, that's why we call it a drop-in! Harmony Baptist Church on Upper James St. in Hamilton.

Venture Engineering and Schience, Computers and Technology fall and winter clubs. Register at venture.mcmaster.ca

Free Family Movies every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Turner Park Library and Central Library.

Tips for Tots to Teens
and everything inbetween

  1. Store elastic pontytail ties on a carabiner or other closing loop so they don't get scattered everywhere.
  2. Store Lego bricks, small animals, or other small toys in hanging shoe organizers.
  3. Use a hot-glue gun to seal the holes of bath toys so mold doesn't form.
  4. Use an empty egg carton and squeeze paint into each little bowl.
  5. Place Press'n Seal wrap over your children's shirt before starting a messy craft—or sloppy dinner—so it doesn't get dirty.
  6. Put a chip clip on the end of a burrito, fajita, or wrap to keep the contents from falling out.
  7. Put a cell phone, purse, or your lunch on the floor of the backseat of your car so you see your child in their car seat. If they're sleeping, you could forget them in a hot car.
  8. Fill a kiddie pool with ice for outdoor potluck salads and meals. It may also help contain spills and drips.
  9. Wrap a facecloth around the bathtub tap with an elastic band to keep bumps to a minimum.
  10. Avoid wearing a winter coat in a car seat because you won't be buckled in as tightly.
  11. Use monster spray—or any spray air freshener—to ward off monsters. Apparently, monsters don’t like the smell of the monster.
  12. Read aloud to your children to help them thrive at school later. Read aloud with unique voice and expressive eyes. Make the books come alive as if you’re the author reading the book.
  13. Change a pair of socks into leg warmers for baby. If you have a hole in your sock, cut off the foot and they become leg warmers for a baby.
  14. Stand Mr. Freezies up in the freezer to freeze them so they're easier to open. The air will be at the top so it's easier to cut the top off to eat.
  15. Add a cooler wrap to your child's water bottle so it stays cold and it's easier to spot. When my daughter plays a sport, there are several water bottles on the bench, but she can identify hers easier because of the wrap.


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