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November 2016

Learn to Skate

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Habourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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Whether your child is a seasoned skater or a rookie to the ice, skating lessons are the perfect present. Our skating classes are held on the beautiful outdoor Natrel Rink, overlooking Lake Ontario. It’s scenic, seasonal fun.

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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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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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Learn to Skate at Harbourfront

Sunday, January 1 - Monday, January 30
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Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Get ready, Toronto! It’s time to lace up and hit the ice, as Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program returns, from November 2016 – February 2017. Learn to Skate offers numerous classes tailored to suit skaters of all ages and skill levels, from Kinderskate to Adult Intermediate.

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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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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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ROMKids Day Camp

Friday, January 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days?
Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

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$59.99

PA DAY : Robotics Workshop (Ages 5-17)

Friday, January 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Inc., 1111 Albion Rd, Unit G1
Etobicoke, Ontario M9V 1A9 Canada
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Spend your entire day building and programming robots from 9 AM to 4 PM for only $59.99 during our PA Day Robotics Workshop. Additional care is available for $7 per hour.

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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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ROMKids Junior: Saturday’s PM

Saturday, January 21
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Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child.

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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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$29.99

Robotics Workshop (Ages 5-17)

Saturday, January 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 27, 2017

Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Inc., 1111 Albion Road, Unit G1
Etobicoke, M9V 1A9
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IRIS' Introductory Workshop of LEGO® WeDo™ ROBOTICS (Ages 5-8) or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 (Ages 9-17) is available every Saturday or Sunday from 10 AM to 12 PM and 12 PM to 2 PM.

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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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ROMKids Junior: Tuesday’s AM

Tuesday, January 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
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Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child.

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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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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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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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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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Power Kids: Off to the Races

Sunday, January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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This workshop is inspired by Jonathas de Andrade's film O levante (The Uprising) (2003), which features a rare racing event in the city of Recife, Brazil. After discussing the contrast between rural and urban cultures of Recife we will create our own rubber-band powered horse-drawn carts out of wood, string and modelling clay.

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February 2017
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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$59.99

Robotics YRDSB PA Day Workshop (Ages 5-17)

Friday, February 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Inc., 1111 Albion Rd, Unit G1
Etobicoke, Ontario M9V 1A9 Canada
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All YRDSB students, this is your chance to spend your day building and programming robots from 9 AM to 4 PM for only $59.99 during our PA Day Robotics Workshop. Additional care is available for $7 per hour.

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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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$225

Minecraft Robotics: Beginner (Ages 9-17)

Saturday, February 4
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Saturdays & Sundays from Feb 4 to April 2
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Inc., 1111 Albion Road, Unit G1
Etobicoke, M9V 1A9
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For the first time at IRIS play your favourite game while exploring STEM-based areas! As one of our hands-on, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based learning programs, students will explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics topics beyond the classroom,create real world applications and discover countless career opportunities in the related fields.

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FREE

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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$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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Power Kids: Time for Chimes

Sunday, February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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Maria Hupfield’s video Yes Yes Yes No No No (2013) inspires this sculpture-making program. Participants will discuss the contextual importance of Hupfield’s sculptures, each made for use during performances.

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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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ROMKids Sleepovers

Friday, February 10 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, February 11 @ 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!

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$99

Family Sleepovers at Ripley’s Aquarium

Saturday, February 11
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One event on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada
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Spend the evening exploring the Aquarium, participating in hands-on educational experiences and learning about the animals that call the Aquarium home. After a delicious bedtime snack, tuck into your sleeping bag for sweet dreams in the “Dangerous Lagoon” shark tunnel.

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$15

Give a Jam!

Sunday, February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, M6G 1R7
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A family fundraiser for the Regent Park School of Music. Moe Berg with daughter Fireese, Don Kerr, Barrel Boys Bluegrass, Kai Hutton-Wakely (9 year old piano player), Surprise Guests!

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Scenes from a Tree

Wednesday, February 15 - Sunday, February 26
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A charming tale about growing up and putting down roots, specially designed for tiny tots.

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ROMKids Day Camp

Friday, February 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days?
Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

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A Merry Munsch Pyjama Party

Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, March 26
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, The Madison Centre, 4950 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6K1 Canada
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Put on your PJs and jam with us! Solar Stage's annual Munsch show tradition continues! This brand new play is based on five books: Get Out of Bed; Roar; We Share Everything; No Clean Clothes; and Pyjama Day.

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Power Kids: Smoke and Mirrors

Sunday, February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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In this workshop, we will consider the use of two spy-holes in Maria Hupfield's exhibition, one of which looks out onto the Lake Ontario harbour.

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Free

Family Day FREE Community Skate

Monday, February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J2 Canada
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Bring your family & friends to the MAC for a free skate on Mattamy Home Ice for Family Day!

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4th Annual Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause

Saturday, February 25 @ 8:15 am EST
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support our polar bear family!

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March 2017
$225

Robotics March Break Camp

Monday, March 13 @ 12:00 am - Friday, March 17 @ 12:00 am EDT
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Inc., 1111 Albion Road, Unit G1
Etobicoke, M9V 1A9
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MARCH BREAK CAMP 2017 detailed

Spend you March break building and programming robots at IRIS' Robotics March Break Camp! At IRIS, we provide students with educational STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning programs using LEGO Robotics technology! Our hands-on approach allows students to exercise their problem-solving skills while working in an atmosphere of creativity and teamwork.

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March Break Camp

Monday, March 13 @ 9:00 am - Friday, March 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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One of Toronto's most creative and diverse March Break day camps, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by our world-class Museum.

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$100

A Temple Sinai Program – Music with James Funnyhat

Monday, March 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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One event on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:00am

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, M5M 3B1
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A Temple Sinai Program - Music with James Funnyhat

Join us for a morning of song and dance for you and your child up to 18 months.

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April 2017

ROMKids Junior

Saturday, April 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child.

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Power Kids: Filmmaking by Hand

Sunday, April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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Jonathas de Andrade, like many other contemporary artists, creates films in the 16mm, a format which dates back to the 1920s! In this workshop, participants will discuss the contemporary use of older media.

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ROMKids Junior

Tuesday, April 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child.

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