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Special Events:

Zehrs Markets has a cooking school and children's day camps all summer. Call Sharron at 905-765-7072 or check website: www.pccookingschool.ca

Kids Cooking Classes at Fortinos (Main Street West). Join the Community Room for our Kids Cooking Classes for kids of all ages. Learn all about basic kitchen skills, whip up delicious recipes and finish the day with a fun craft. Contact us by email: fcr00067@loblaw.ca

Customer Choice on Sat. Aug. 27 from 10 –11 a.m. at Book Outlet, 340 Welland Ave. in St. Catharines. You choose the event! Get ready to vote on which even you'd like to attend the most. Book

A Day in the Park is on Sat. Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mount Hope. entertainment, bouncy castle, petting zoo, reptiles, vendors, silten auction, and food. The HSR trolley will be travelling through the village of Mount Hope to give residents a lift to the Mount Hope Community Park (behind library).

Ice Age On Ice, based on the blockbuster multi-billion dollar animated movie franchise; features Scrat, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the prehistoric pack. Sept 3 & 4 in Toronto or Nov. 18 – 20 in Hamilton. www.iceageonice.com

Skating, swimming, and recreation registration starts Aug. 22 for the city of Hamilton.

Gymmies Gymnastics has summer camps or register for the fall online: www.gymmies.com

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

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

Camp Creativity on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am – 12 noon at Michaels. A different theme each week. Do a craft for $5 or 3 crafts for $12. July 4 – Aug. 19. Michaels

Wiggle Waggle Walk for the SPCA on Sun. Sept. 11 starting at 10 a.m.

Telling Tales is Sun. Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate books, storytelling, authors, illustrators, and children's music at this free annual outdoor festival. TellingTales.org

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Mom to Mom Sales:

Ready, Set, Shop Sale at the Royal Canadian Legion 828 Legion Rd, Burlington on Sept. 3 from 10am to 2pm. www.facebook.com

Ready, Set, Shop Sale on Oct. 29 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Holy Trinity Banquet Hall, 880 Barton St. E, Hamilton.


Fall Activities

Binbrook Fair is Sept. 16 to 18. Demolition derby, midway, reptile show, more. $8 for adults, children under 12 free. Parking free on grounds

Applefest Fall Fair on Sat. Sept. 25 from 11 am to 4 pm at Ireland House Museum. Applefest celebrates autumn with activities for young and old. Take in some main stage entertainment, participate in our many special attractions, take a tour of the historic Ireland House Museum, visit with our vendors, and enjoy our delicious harvest fare menu and apple desserts. 905-332-9888 or visit www.museumsofburlington.com.

19th Annual PumpkinFest at Gourley Park on Sunday, Oct 23 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. Rock climbing wall, petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, horse & wagon rde, costume contest, magician and more. Neighbour food bank donations accepted. South-west corner of Gourley Park by the Tennis Courts.

First AnnualPumpkin Fest on Sat. Oct. 29 from 2 – 9 p.m. Line the sidewalks of Concession with your carved made pumpkins. $500 for first prize. Start at at 2 p.m. at the library viewing of Hotel Transylvania. 4 – 9 p.m. line the street with pumpkins; judging begins at 7 p.m. Events all day on the street something for everyone to do!

Upcoming Events:

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.

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour is a free parenting workshop for parents of toddlers 12 – 36 months. Next session starts Tues. Feb. 16 from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. at the Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club Early Years Centre, 45 Ellis Ave. in Hamilton. Email Julie: ellisjul@hhsc.ca

Right From the Start is a free parenting workshop for parents of children aged 1 – 6. Next session starts Wed. Mar. 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, 325 Wellington St. N. in Hamilton. Email Julie: ellisjul@hhsc.ca

Ongoing Events

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

Learn to Fence on Saturday morning or Thursday afternoon. Ages 7 – 12.12-week session and summer camp. Equipment provided. Call 905-962-5863.

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

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

Tips for Tots to Teens
and everything inbetween

  1. 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.
  2. Fill a kiddie pool with ice for outdoor potluck salads and meals. It may also help contain spills and drips.
  3. Wrap a facecloth around the bathtub tap with an elastic band to keep bumps to a minimum.
  4. Avoid wearing a winter coat in a car seat because you won't be buckled in as tightly.
  5. Use monster spray—or any spray air freshener—to ward off monsters. Apparently, monsters don’t like the smell of the monster.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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