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Family fun in the GTA (May 23rd – 29th)

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Every Wednesday we’re going to post a list of family-friendly events going on in Mississauga and the GTA during the coming week and weekend.  Most of the events are free (or very inexpensive)-perfect for fun on a budget.  It’s definitely worth a look, there’s some pretty cool stuff going on!

Thursday, May 24th

Free Movie @ The Central Library in Mississauga: 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM


Friday, May 25th

Ontario Science Centre: SCI FRI-This week’s theme: I LOVE H20! http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/scifri/default.asp   Think globally; play locally at SCI FRI, the Ontario Science Centre’s FREE event for teens

Port Credit’s Frantic Fun Fair: 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/eventscalendar;jsessionid=U3SGOP13MRHNRTRPH3XD4FWOF25W4PW0?paf_gear_id=4600018&itemId=115200649n&viewCal=month&viewMonth=5-2012 The Frantic Fun Fair features midway games, bouncy castles, heritage tea room, baked goods, Blue Jays On The Road program, dance performances and live music. Proceeds go to upgrading learning tools and equipment for Riverside P.S. students.

Saturday, May 26th

Peel Regional Police-11th Division Open House: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?PID=calendar&Calendar=5849e943-a811-4714-828a-4cbd13e26e75&Field=c082a548-09ce-4f64-9f5d-2753cb97ff7d&Id=5244713e-1079-4ef6-bf90-cdcef351bdae  Just down the street from Thinnox.  Stop by after your Thinnox course for hamburgers and hotdogs, jail photos, games, a DJ, and station tours!

Yarn Bombs workshop by Amy Barnes: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM http://www.artofthedanforth.com/2012-festival-details/ Yarn bombs will startle, surprise and sprout up alongside flower beds and lampposts, in all sorts of unlikely places, highlighting details that otherwise go unnoticed in the neighbourhood.

Sunday, May 27th

Ontario Science Centre: Creative Science Sundays-Music and Technology FunLabs: 1:30-2:30 PM and 3:00 PM-4:00 PM http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendar/default.asp?eventid=788&ddmmyyyy=23052012  An interactive musical learning experience where participants explore the science behind old and new music technology, learn the basics of DJ “scratching” and collaborate to create their own electronic musical

Downsview Park: Nature Connection: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM http://www.downsviewpark.ca/content/downsview-nature-connection A FREE nature program for families. Downsview Park staff are putting the WILD into your spring and summer. They’ll take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on naturethemed topics to get you exploring the natural world—starting with Downsview Park! Each two-hour program will explore a natural theme. May theme: Urban food and ‘Mother’s Day in nature’. Activities will be flexible to reflect the interest of participants and may include bird counts, plantings and wildlife identification. On rainy days indoor activities will be available.

All Weekend

Doors Open Toronto: 200 Years of Building the Urban City http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen.nsf/BuildingsAll?OpenView&count=999  As the city commemorates the War of 1812 Bicentennial, Doors Open Toronto 2012 looks back over the past 200 years to reveal the fascinating personalities who shaped Toronto’s architecture and history. More than 135 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings will open their doors for the weekend and highlight the people who built our city. All for free!

Carassauga Festival of Cultures  http://www.carassauga.com/  Carassauga Festival is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization that is now in its 27th consecutive year of operation. The Carassauga is a “Festival of Cultures” reflecting the rich ethnic mosaic of the Mississauga community. It is a 3-day, 22 hour event that takes place May 25, 26 and 27, 2012.  Carassauga has been included in the Top 100 Festival Events of Ontario for the past three years.

Monday, May 28th

Teen Book Club @ Central Library: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/eventscalendar;jsessionid=U3SGOP13MRHNRTRPH3XD4FWOF25W4PW0?paf_gear_id=4600018&itemId=114000363n&viewCal=month&viewMonth=5-2012 Join teens at Central Library the last Monday of the month to discuss great books, chosen by teens. Copies of book club titles can be picked up at the Readers’ Den Information Desk, on the first floor of Central Library (or bring your own copy). Titles were selected by Central’s Teen Advisory Group. Ground Floor Program Room. Ages: 12-19Tuesday, May 29th

Astronomy Series Presented by RASC (Mississauga) @ Riverwood http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/eventscalendar;jsessionid=U3SGOP13MRHNRTRPH3XD4FWOF25W4PW0?paf_gear_id=4600018&itemId=115100269n&viewCal=month&viewMonth=5-2012  Randy Attwood of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Mississauga Centre) invite you to explore the beauty of the night sky. Bring your own telescope or binoculars and enjoy a spring evening star gazing at Riverwood. Star maps will be distributed. Telescopes will be set up for observing the moon, planets and stars on the lawn in front of Chappell House.


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: May 2012 http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/

Art of the Danforth: May 20th – June 10th  http://www.artofthedanforth.com/2012-festival-details/

Farmer’s Markets-Think Green!  http://www.mississaugakids.com/component/content/article/19-tips-for-parents-in-mississauga/105-2012-mississauga-oakville-farmers-markets

Missisauga Bird Hike  http://www.mississaugakids.com/events?task=view_detail&agid=604&year=2012&month=05&day=30

Ontario Science Centre: SPARK! The Heart of Art & Science. Expect to see artistic elements in images brought forth from scientific research, including a mouse embryo, breast cancer cells, and more. http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendar/default.asp?eventid=1166&ddmmyyyy=23052012



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