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Wednesday
Sep122012

What To Do With Your Kids in Edmonton This Weekend | September 15 - 16

Edmonton Family Friendly EventsPhoto by Kamila Gornia

Edmonton Community Day

If you do nothing else on Saturday, please go attend the Community Day event happening in your neighborhood. While you’re there buy a membership to your community league to help make your neighborhood stronger.

Your Library Inside Out

EPL Squared
What:
Join the Edmonton Public Library at an outdoor family festival and book sale.
Why:
Go for the stories, games, live music, prizes, food and, of course, the book/ CD/ DVD sale.
Where:
Sir Winston Churchill Square
When:
Saturday, September 15, 2012. 10am – 6pm

Creative Communities

Art In Our Park
What:
Art market, performances, workshops, and activities for all ages.
Why:
Get busy! Create sidewalk chalk art, listen to a story, build a birdhouse, get a tattoo, make spin art, learn to walk on stilts, groove in a hip hop dance workshop, build with Lego and more.
Where: James Ramsey Park,
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Leaping Lizards

Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Exhibit
What:
Get up close and interactive with socialized animals.
Why: Holding a snake could ‘make’ a little one’s day.  
Where: West Edmonton Mall, Phase 4. Main floor. In front of Chapters.
When:
Saturday, September 15, 2012. 10am – 4pm

Good Bye Summer Sale

Multi-Store Blow Out
What:
A gathering of local merchants with products marked down 40-80% off.
Why:
Support great local stores like Adorable Baby, Key-Lime, Baby & Beyond, Maude & Max …  and stock up on items for next summer.
Where:
Centre In The Park. (Festival Lane and Sherwood Drive, in the same building as the library). Entry is $2 for adults. (free for kids)
When:
Saturday September 12, 2012. 9am – 3 pm.

When I Was Your Age

Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party
What:
Remember Saturday morning as a kid? Watching cartoons and snacking on cereal? Put on your best PJs and experience it all over again on the big screen.
Why: Share your childhood cartoons from the 70’s and 80’s with your kids.
Where:  Garneau Theatre. Admission (includes cereal): $10 Adults, $8 Students /Seniors, Children $6
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012. 10am – 1pm.  

Extraordinary vs. Everyday Art

BMO All Day Sunday
What:
AGA gets family friendly as educators show how art is lurking in the most common things and spaces.
Why:
Get inspired by the newest exhibit: Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque. Then create your own art using everyday objects or create a Baroque inspired picture frame.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta. Free with Gallery admission
When:
Sunday, September 16, 2012. 12 – 4pm. 

Tip: Take ETS, present your transfer to AGA to get a discount on your admission.

Wonderful Whyte

Off Whyte Garage Sale
What: Old Strathcona is holding a family fun street fair – with games, music, shopping, fitness demonstrations, food and shopping.
Why: Check out Imagination Station craft making and EPL’s activity tent with stories, face painting and book making.
Where:
Wilbert McIntyre Park (8331-104 Street). Plus, 83 Avenue in front of the farmers market, and in the bus lane on Calgary Trail.
When:
Sunday September 16, 2012. 12 – 5 pm

 

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