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December 2016

Santa’s Missing List: A Family Adventure Escape Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms, 322 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor
Toronto, M5S 1W5
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Santa's Naughty or Nice list has gone missing! With only 60 minutes remaining before he is to depart the North Pole, you and your group of friends have been tasked with attempting to recover the list in time!

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The Evergreen Winter Village

Friday, December 23, 2016 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Evergreen Winter Village

Enjoy Evergreen Brick Works all season long, with special activations every weekend including delicious food, live music and lots of activities for all ages. Plus, come to skate, hike and enjoy nature in the city.

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$30 - $40

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm EST
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment.

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January 2017

ROM’s Dinosaur Gallery

Sunday, January 1 - Monday, January 30
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Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Dinosaur Gallery

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you'll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world's best collections.

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Flight of White: Experience a Snowfall of Butterflies!

Sunday, January 1 - Sunday, January 29
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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This truly unique holiday exhibit transforms the tropical butterfly conservatory into a magical oasis featuring 1000's of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely through the Conservatory.

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Free

Family Literacy Month at Toronto Libraries

Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Join us throughout January as we celebrate families sharing the joy of reading and literacy together. Just taking 15 minutes a day to read or do a learning activity with children can improve their literacy skills dramatically.

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The Ugly Duckling

Saturday, January 14 - Sunday, February 5
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, The Madison Centre, 4950 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6K1 Canada
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We all have a home somewhere, but it's not always easy to find. The Duckthing hatches in an empty nest and has no idea where it came from or where it belongs. Lucky for the duckthing, this world is full of catchy tunes and helpful creatures.

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Aurora’s Borealis

Thursday, January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
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Aurora Town Park, Wells St
Aurora, ON L4G Canada
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The Town of Aurora is pleased to present Aurora's very own Borealis to residents and visitors at Aurora Town Park!

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Toronto International Boat Show

Friday, January 20 - Friday, January 27
Enercare Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 Canada
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Toronto Boat Show

The Toronto International Boat Show, North America's Largest Indoor Boat Show, drops anchor January 20-27, 2017. We are... SUMMER! Find the boat of your dreams – and everything to go along with it – at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

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$13.50 - $17.00

Cow Over Moon Presents Beauty and the Beast

Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 22
Pia Bouman Studio, 6 Noble Street
Toronto, M6K 2C6
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Cow Over Moon Children's Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary season with a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. In our modernized version of Beauty and The Beast, every show will be slightly different because the audience will help shape and determine the action of the show based on suggestions they give the actors.

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Forest School PA Days

Friday, January 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:00am

Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Come to the Kortright Centre for Conservation on your PA Day and explore the world of Forest School. Each day begins with an adventure into a woodland setting.

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1920s PA Day Camp at the Spadina Museum

Friday, January 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5 Canada
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Discover the 1920s through arts, crafts, games, dress up play and more. Register your camper online at toronto.ca/torontofun.

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My Gym Markham PA Day Camps

Friday, January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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One event on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12:30pm

My Gym Markham, 50 Anderson Avenue, Unit 14
Markham, ON L6E 1A6
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My Gym Markham PA Days

Don't miss out on the fun at My Gym's PA Day Camps for the 2016/2017 School Year!! Children will have a blast during the 2 hour drop-off program.

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Free

PA Day Performance: The Comic Juggler

Friday, January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
McLaughlin Library, 65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1N2 Canada
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This PA day the whole family will be entertained by the comedic adventures and juggling antics of the amazing Craig Douglas. Family program. Register: http://bit.ly/2ivPHVe

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January Weekends at Scarborough Museum

Saturday, January 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sunday, January 29, 2017

Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Warm up after your toboggan time with hot chocolate and something sweet! It's cozy family fun all month long at Scarborough Museum. Admission is Pay What You Can.

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Snowshoe Ecotour

Saturday, January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K6 Canada
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Pre-registration is required. Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present while being followed by hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand! For more information please visit our website.

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$9.99 - $19.99

3HL Oshawa Showcase

Saturday, January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
General Motors Centre, 99 Athol St Eeast
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1J8 Canada
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The 3HL TOUR is the world’s first 3 on 3 professional hockey league showcasing Canada’s aspiring and accomplished pro hockey talent.

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Owl Prowl

Experience an evening with live owls. Go on a night hike and call to wild owls in hope that they call back! Advance registration is required! Tickets Tickets: https://trca.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=100&date=20170121.

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$6 - $12

Owl Prowl

Saturday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, L4L1A6
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Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre, then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts through owl habitat and call to Kortright’s wild owls.

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Family Funday: Fossil Fest

Sunday, January 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Come along on a prehistoric journey millions of years in the making! From tiny beginnings to enormous dinosaurs, discover the trail of fossils that life on Earth has left in its tracks with ROM researchers and exciting activities.

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Winter Fun day at Colborne Lodge

Sunday, January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Colborne Lodge, High Park
Toronto, Canada
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Join us for fun wintery activities for the whole family @ Colborne Lodge. Roast marshmallows and sip warm cider in the great outdoors. Make a feeder for our feathered friends in the Coach Hous

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Family Sundays at the AGO

Sunday, January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 Canada
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With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.

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Winter in the Valley Walk

Sunday, January 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON M4K 2B9 Canada
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Tour the Wildflower Preserve to learn how birds, animals and plants adapt to and survive harsh winter conditions. Enjoy mulled cider after the walk.

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Free

Macramé Wall Hangings

Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Legends Centre, 1661 Harmony Rd North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K5 Canada
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Make cool macramé artwork to hang on your bedroom wall. You’ll be able to tell your friends you made it yourself! Ages 12-17. Register: http://bit.ly/2jgfHBY

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Big Wall o’ Fun!

Thursday, January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Northview Branch, 250 Beatrice Street East
Oshawa, L1G 7T6
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Challenge your friends with interactive touchscreen games, like Hangman, Charades and Escape Rooms. Come by and try them out on the big screen, multi or single-player games available. Ages 5-12. Register: http://bit.ly/2j5X3NA

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All Ages Board Games Night

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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Last Thursday of every Month
Gibson House, 5172 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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As part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Socials, the last Thursday of each month is Board Games Night at Gibson House Museum. The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games!

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Free

Bedtime Bash: All About Munsch!

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Northview Branch, 250 Beatrice Street East
Oshawa, L1G 7T6
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Do you have a favourite Robert Munsch book? Come join us as we play games, listen to stories, and have lots of fun! Family program. Register: http://bit.ly/2ipQIh5

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Free

Forest of Reading Family Story Time

Friday, January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
McLaughlin Library, 65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, L1H 1N2
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Explore the nominated titles for the Blue Spruce Award and discover a great book to read. Family program.

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ROMKids Sleepovers

Friday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, January 28 @ 10:00 am EST
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Bunk down for the night at Toronto’s ultimate backstage museum pass at the Royal Ontario Museum! Before bedtime, visitors are invited to get up close to Museum artifacts with exclusive after-hours access to our galleries, speak with ROM experts, enjoy a special movie screening, and make your own souvenir to take home.

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MonsterJam

Saturday, January 28 - Sunday, January 29
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1 Canada
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Monster Jam Contest

Monster Jam® is the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks!

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Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm UTC-4
Bracebridge in Muskoka, Manitoba Street
Bracebridge, ON Canada
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Fire and Ice Festival Muskoka

The Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival is a newly formed festival in Downtown core of Bracebridge. The festival will offer a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival.

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Free

Port Union Winterfest 2017

Saturday, January 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5
Port Union Winterfest, 5450 Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Port union Winterfest is a family winter festival which offers free family fun ( live entertainment and games as well as inflatables) for the community!

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Snowshoe Ecotour January 28th

Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K6 Canada
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Pre-registration is required. Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present while being followed by hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand! For more information please visit our website.

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Free

Acton Winter Carnival

Sunday, January 29

Take the drive to Acton for their annual Winter Carnival - join in a community dance, pancake breakfast, tractor and wagon rides, ice skating, outdoor curling, ice sculpting, bingo, chili cook off and much, much more winter fun!

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Mosaic Storytelling Festival

Sunday, January 29
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One event on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00am

St David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donalnds Ave. (at Donlands Station)
Toronto,
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Mosaic Storytelling Festival is a series of all-ages winter storytelling events. Come out of the cold and hear some of Toronto's best storytellers weave their tales of magic and wisdom.

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Family Sundays at the AGO

Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 Canada
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With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.

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Open House: Weddings & Social Events

  If you are looking for a unique space to host your upcoming wedding or social event we would love to meet you at our Open House! We invite you, your family and your friends, to view our beautiful event spaces, meet some of our wonderful vendors and taste some of our delicious food! Details

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February 2017

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

Friday, February 3 - Sunday, February 5
Mill Pond, 321 Mill Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 7W6 Canada
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The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Free

Kuumba

Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 11
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Toronto's longest-running celebration of Black History Month returns this year, and this time we’re adding a second weekend! Join us for a series of thought-provoking panel discussions and socially-driven cultural programming that explores blackness in the 21st century.

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PA Day Painting Camp

Friday, February 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Winged Canvas Pa Day

Every PA-Day, we invite students to the Art Hub for a fun day of painting! There are different, inspiring themes each day, and everyone takes home their colourful creations! The theme for February 3 is Superheroes. Beginners welcome: we will teach you all the basics, step-by-step.

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Free

Kidnetix Zumba Glow Launch Party

Friday, February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Kidnetix Brampton, 35 Van Kirk Drive unit#15
Brampton, L7A1A5
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Join us at Kidnetix Indoor Playground Brampton, for a high energy, fun glow in the dark Zumba dance class. Designed for children ages 4 to 10. The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans, where they can play out loud and rock with friends to their own beat!

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Barrie Winterfest – Festival of Fire & Ice

Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5
Barrie winterfest

The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter with us on February 4th & 5th, 2017. This great family event includes Polar Bear Swim, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Dogsled Rides, Lumberjack Show, Ice Maze and much more!6. . This great family event includes Polar Bear Swim, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Dogsled Rides, Lumberjack Show, Ice Maze and much more!

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Free

2017 LunarFest

Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5
Metro Hall, 55 John Street
Toronto, M5V 3C6
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Re-live the Olympic hype this January and help Canada bring home the gold at the LunarFest Rooster Winter Games! The Year of the Rooster in the lunar calendar is a year for courage, bravery, and hard work - do you have what it takes to reach the podium?

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The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs Cinderella

Saturday, February 4
Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true. Set to the music of S. Prokofiev and inspired by the timeless fairy tale, Cinderella is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets.

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Kindermorning

Saturday, February 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Avenue
Toronto, M4V 2W6
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Interested in learning more about the Waldorf kindergarten program? Try a Kindermorning! You and your 3 to 5-year-old child can sample a Kindergarten morning with story, circle, craft, movement and baking with one of our lead kindergarten teachers.

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Burlington Heritage Fair

Saturday, February 4 @ 10:00 am EST
Burlington Central Public Library, 2331 New Street
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4 Canada
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The Burlington Heritage Fair is the official kick off of Heritage Month. The theme for 2017 will celebrate Canada 150 and the history of sports in Burlington. Enjoy a free day of seminars, interactive displays, children’s activities and exhibits by local heritage and sports organisations.

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Splash ‘N Boots – 1PM

Sunday, February 5
Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd
Markham, ON L3R 8G5 Canada
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Timeless, universal and fun, their music has just the right amount of – so parents and kids alike can share in the moment. A positive and empowering experience for children, Splash n’ Boots is an undeniably fresh approach to family entertainment.

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Picks & Giggles

Sunday, February 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Kingsway College, 1200 Leland Rd
Oshawa, ON L1K 2H4 Canada
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Have you heard about Durham Region's Largest Mom to Mom Trade Show? Picks And Giggles will be in Oshawa at Kingsway College from 9am-1pm with over 90 booths to shop from!

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$25

Destination Classics – The Meditteranean

Sunday, February 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave W,.
North York, M3N 1M6
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Destinations Classics cultural project creates an interest in the international cultures, classical music, languages, arts and world history.

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James and the Giant Peach

Monday, February 6 - Saturday, March 18
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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James and the Giant Peach

This rollicking musical version of the beloved children’s classic returns due to overwhelming demand after a nearly sold-out run in 2014. A wonderfully whimsical journey to warm up the winter months. Look for the giant peach on YPT’s roof!

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