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What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton With Kids | April 20 - 22

Edmonton Events for Kids April 2012

Live Local

What: If there is one show to attend this season, this is it. Featuring unique baby products and services by local artisans, boutiques and family-focused organizations.
Why: Make sure to check out locally designed products from Bibagogo at BumbleBee Kids, CoverbooCouture, DarlingDesignz, GollyGeeBaby, Whimsical Elements, WildCotton and more. 
Where: Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre, 11410 Kingsway Avenue. $5 admission. $3 after 1pm.
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012. 10am – 4pm. 

Lawful Learnings

Law Day
What: The most fun way to celebrate our legal system with mock trials, court tours and activities.   
Go see the Children’s Trial: “The Wizard of Oz: We got hustled!”
at 11:15 am or 2:30 pm. Also visit the canine unit, bomb disposal unit and other exhibits outdoors.
Where:  Edmonton Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012. 9:45am – 3:30pm.

Break a World Record

The Great Cloth Diaper Change - 2012
What:  A Guinness World Record event for changing the most babies at one time, plus learn more about cloth diapering options, meet vendors and a bid in the silent auction.
Why:  Help beat the world record. Considering diapering options? You may be surprised at how good cloth diapers are in 2012.
Where: West Edmonton Mall, Lower Level Phase IV in front of Chapters. Register early.
When:  Saturday, April 21, 2012. 9am – 12 pm. Change at 10:30am sharp.

Cultivate Life

St Albert Lifestyle Expo & Sale
What: This tradeshow features all things great about St. Albert and has a glorious horticulture bent with workshops and presentations from well loved experts like Jim Hole.
 Kids activities include a pet fashion show, Baby Crawl Contest, inflatables, gaming centre, petting zoo, magician, colouring, face painting, photos and a ‘potting zoo’.
Where: Servus Place, 400 Campbell Road. St. Albert.
When:  Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22.

Edmonton Earth Day Events 2012

Edmonton Earth Day Festival
What: Celebrate our earth with live music, performances, workshops, Body Friendly Food Fair, earth-friendly displays and special art exhibits.
Why: Make sure to stop in at the Family Eco-Adventure Area for kid-friendly activities, parade and dance party.
Fort Edmonton Park, Blatchford Hangar.
When: Sunday, April 22. 12 – 6pm
ETS has a free shuttle running from South University Campus LRT station (Foote Field) to the front entrance of Fort Edmonton Park. And there is a bicycle parking lot.

Green Shopper Expo
What: A collection of green exhibits passing along eco-learnings. Live music and dance will make it festive.
Some hands on activities for kids.
Where: West Edmonton Mall, Phase 1 outside The Bay.
When: Sunday, April 22, 2012. 11am – 5pm.

Birthday Bashes

Congratulations to the following local businesses on achieving another year in business. We salute your success and we’re so thrilled to be able to SHOP LOCAL! 

Princess and the Pea
For you: 20% off regular merchandise
Where: 9654 142 Street, Edmonton.
When: Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21

Bellie Maternity
For you: Cupcakes, juice, prizes and a little gift with purchase while supplies last! Look for 20% off items and 50% off one clothing item.
Where: 120, 700 McLeod Avenue, Spruce Grove.
When: Saturday, April 21.  10am – 5:30pm

Lizards, Snakes & Frogs

Safari Jeff’s Wild Living
What: Get up close and personal with exotic reptiles and amphibians.
Why: If you have a child that loves snakes, lizards, frogs and giant tortoises you know this will light up their little faces.
Where:  Millwoods Town Centre. 66 Street and 23 Avenue
When: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22. 1pm and 3pm. 

Let’s Go to the Movies

Family Favourite Movies
What: Cineplex is showing their second last family classic movie this weekend. Saturday's show is Babe.
Why: For only $2.50/ person your family can enjoy a kids movie and a portion of the proceeds go towards the Starlight Children's Foundation. This is the 3rd last show!
Where: Participating theatres
When: Saturday, April 21 at 11am.

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