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What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | May 1 - 3, 2015

Hello from sunny Florida.  (Though yesterday it was warmer in Edmonton than here in Orlando.) I’m on a much-needed vacay but thought I’d post a few ideas of things to do with your family this weekend.

Here’s what’s happening:

Our favourite moms' group, Momstown, is holding a community celebration and transforming the ice rink at West Edmonton Mall on Sunday. Go enjoy kid-sized houses, a royal tea party, get flipbooks or photobooth pictures (in support of LLSC), make a fun craft, let your kids drive a car and more.

May is biology month at the Telus World of Science. This weekend visit the The Body Fantastic Gallery to learn about organ function and see a dissection.

The Shrine Circus is in town from April 30 – May 3. Proceeds from the event actually goes to help Al Shamal Shriners local projects.

Be a tourist in your own city with Jane’s Walks this weekend. This event features a number of walk and talks about Edmonton’s communities. Walks focus on different topics including art, history, architecture, urban design and development. If you can’t make a scheduled walk, check out the smartphone self-guided tour of Churchill Square. You’ll be surprised what you learn about Edmonton.

If you’re enjoying being outside and want to teach your kids about taking care of their community, why not take part in the Mill Creek Clean Up.

On the theme of community beautifying, check out the micro-grant that Make Something Edmonton is offering for individuals, families and groups who want to do a mini-make over of a space in their community. I’ve pinned a bunch of ideas so think about what you could do in your neighbourhood and apply by May 11.

If you’re looking to do some shopping, the Butterdome Spring Craft Sale is happening May 1 – 3.  There will be lots of Mother Day gift ideas there – for you or your mom.

Need baby clothes, toys or gear for summer? Check out the three I’ve Outgrown It Sales happening this weekend. Details are on this City and Baby post.

Let the outdoor market season begin! Callingwood’s Farmers’ Market opens on May 3. On opening day they’ll have live music, a petting zoo, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon twisting.  City Market Downtown doesn’t open for another two weeks, but we’re looking forward to having them back on 104 Street for the season. 


What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | April 25 - 26, 2015


Weehelp Pop-Up Sale
What: An outgrown it sale with a very large heart. Parents stock up on all the necessities (and more) at super low prices because items are donated  , donors feel good knowing their previously loved items are going to a happy home, and the kids at the Stollery continue to receive the care they need. 
Where: Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd.
Saturday, April 25, 2015. 10am – 4pm.

Read more: 10 reasons to check out the Weehelp Pop-Up Sale on the Modern Mama Edmonton North & St. Albert blog.


Edmonton Earth Day Festival
What: Celebrate Earth Day while learning ways to make your commute cleaner, getting tips from many community partners and enjoying local food from Sailin’ On Food Truck.
Where: Parklet at 10120 – 104th Street
When: Sunday, April 26, 2015. 12 – 4pm.


Family Favourites Movie: Cats & Dogs: The revenge of Kitty Galore
The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.
Where: Cineplex Odeon North and South Edmonton & Galaxy Cinema Sherwood Park
Admission:  $2.99
Saturday, April 25, 2015. 11am.



Out Of Town Outgrown It Sales

Millet PIPS Spring Outgrown-It Sale
Where: Millet - Millet Community Hall, 5107 - 50th Avenue
 Saturday, April 25, 2015. 10am – 3pm. 
Admission:  $2

Camrose "Little Swappers" I've Outgrown It Sale
Camrose: Norsemen Inn, 6505 48 Ave, 
 Sunday, April 26, 2015. 10am – 2pm.

Devon Outgrown It Sale
Devon – Community Centre
Saturday, April 25, 2015. 11am – 2pm.
$2 per adult. 50% of proceeds given to charity.
Sellers: Details are here.


Other things you need to know:

Downtown Road Closures

 In the upcoming months, there will be some downtown street closures to accommodate the development of the LRT South-East Valley Line, Rodgers Arena, the new Royal Alberta Museum and other exciting city-building projects. As a result many downtown bus routes will change as of April 26. The City of Edmonton has posted the details


Make Voting A Priority: May 5

In the last Alberta Provincial Election in 2012 there was only a 54.4% turn out. That’s really sad and we can do better. I encourage you to right now put an appointment in your calendar to vote on May 5. Schedule it in. Make it a priority. 

If you are unsure of anything about the election – your riding, where to vote, what ID you need to vote, if you’ve moved…. Answers are on the Elections Alberta website or you can call them at 1-877-422-8683.

Dave Cournoyer, an Edmonton writer and political watcher, has assembled a list of candidates along with their website and social media profiles. I’ve found it to be a useful tool to be able to research and follow candidates.



I’ve Outgrown It Sales 2015 | Edmonton and Area

Edmonton Outgrown It Sales 2015 

The highly requested outgrown it sales post is back for 2015. Below is a running list of Edmonton and Area sales. They are listed by date and are updated as I find out about new events. Make sure to visit often! (Updated April 5) 

If you find an Out Grown It Sale that isn’t listed, please add it to the comments section below or email me at cityandbaby (at) gmail (dot) com.

New to Outgrown It Sales? Check out this post for tips on how to save and survive.

Hope you find some great deals!


April 2015

Little Monsters Swap Meet
Where: Spruce Grove - TransAlta Tri Leisure Center, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, 
When: Saturdays: April 11, May 23, October 3. 10am – 3pm
Admission: Early bird (10am-12pm): $5. Regular (12-2pm): $2. After 2pm: Free. 
Sellers:  Details 


Edmonton Twin & Triplet Club – We’ve Out Grown It Sale
Where: Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, 9615 - 153 Avenue, Edmonton. 
When: Saturday, April 11 2015. Public shopping 12pm – 3pm.
Admission: $1
Sellers: For members of the ETTC only. 


Gish Baby & Tot Items Sale
Where: Elmer S. Gish School, 75 Akins Drive. St. Albert
 Saturday, April 11, 2015. 9am – 12pm
Admission: $2 per adult
Sellers: Tables closed. Check here for next sale.


I’m Too Big For It
Where: Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd
When: Saturday April 11th 10am – 1pm
 doesn’t say if there is a fee


Tamarack Outgrown It Sale
Where: A. Blair McPherson School, 430 Tamarack Green. Edmonton
Saturday, April 11, 2015. 10am – 2pm.
Admission: $1


Sparkletown Upscale Out Grown It Sale
Where: West End Christian Assembly Gym, 6315 – 199 street. Edmonton.
April 18, 2015. 10am – 3pm.
sold out


Devon Outgrown It Sale
Devon – Community Centre
Saturday, April 25, 2015. 11am – 2pm.
$2 per adult. 50% of proceeds given to charity.
Sellers: Details are here.


Pop-Up Tot Shop
Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd., Edmonton. 
 Saturday, April 25, 2015. 10am – 4pm 
Clothing Donations: 
Clothing is donated pre-event and then sold. Proceeds go to Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. 
For donation information email Andrea
Admission:  Free but please consider donating a few dollars at the door.


Millet PIPS Spring Outgrown-It Sale
Where: Millet - Millet Community Hall, 5107 - 50th Avenue
 Saturday, April 25, 2015. 10am – 3pm. 

Admission:  $2

Camrose "Little Swappers" I've Outgrown It Sale
Where: Camrose: Norsemen Inn, 6505 48 Ave,
When: Sunday, April 26, 2015. 10am – 2pm.


May 2015

Kinderland Market
Where: St. Albert, Servus Place, 400 Campbell Road
When: Saturday, May 2 2015. 11am – 3pm
Admission: Early bird (11am – 1pm) $5 per adult. Afternoon (1-3pm) $2.

Sellers: Apply 


Outgrown It Sale – Hamptons Community
Where: River West Christian Church, 19815 45 Ave, Edmonton
When: Sat May 2nd 10am-2pm 
Admission: $1 or a donation of any amount to Bessie Nichols playground 


Lovable Littles Uptown Market
Where: Terwilligar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd
When: May 2, 2015. 10am – 4pm.
Admission: $3


Little Monsters Swap Meet
Where: Spruce Grove - TransAlta Tri Leisure Center, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, 
When: Saturdays: May 23, October 3. 10am – 3pm
Admission: Early bird (10am-12pm): $5. Regular (12-2pm): $2. After 2pm: Free. 
Sellers:  Details 


June 2015

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July 2015

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August 2015

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September 2015

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October 2015

Little Monsters Swap Meet
Where: Spruce Grove - TransAlta Tri Leisure Center, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, 
When: Saturday, October 3. 10am – 3pm
Admission: Early bird (10am-12pm): $5. Regular (12-2pm): $2. After 2pm: Free. 
Sellers:  Details 


Please add any 2015 outgrown it sales that I may have missed in the comments so all the readers can see them too. I'll add them periodically to the post in the appropriate month. Thanks! - Jen 


What To Do With Kids This Weekend In Edmonton | November 8 - 9, 2014

Photo by Rebecca Sims via flckr 

Rutherford House Remembers
What: Rutherford House is recognizing women’s experience during World War I who remained at home in Edmonton. See what went into oversea care packages, what type of socks were knitted for troops, read letters from war time, and even sample a war budget meal.
Where: Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive
When: Sunday, November 9, 2014. 12pm – 4pm.


Mom to Mom Shop and Swap
What: Fun for both parents and kids. 200 vendors in the pregnancy, baby, child and family sectors including swap tables, selling pre-loved children’s clothing and items. Plus a kiddy corner with bouncy castles, face painting, and free photos with Santa.
Admission: $5. Proceeds go to WeeHelp Foundation.
Where: University of Alberta, Butterdome 115 Street and 89 Avenue.
When: Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014. 10am – 3pm. 

Tip: Go early to get one of the swag bags and wear babies to make it easier to get around.


Canadian Finals Rodeo
What: The most hardcore cowboys, cowgirls & animals of professional rodeo ride into Edmonton.
Where: Rexall Place, 7515-118 Avenue
When: November 6 – 9, 2014.


Farm Fair International
What: Go country. Be entertained and educated with heavy horse pulls, breed shows, a large market place and a Kids Country area. Saturday is also the 4-H Day.
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515-116 Avenue
When: November 5 – 9, 2014.      


Preschool Picasso
Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children aged 3 - 5. This Saturday’s class is “Floral Art Fun” where kids will make a unique vase and flowers out of a wide variety of fabulous and fun materials. Register in advance.  Cost $10.
Where: Art Gallery of St Albert - 19 Perron St, St. Albert 
When:  Saturday, November 8, 10:30 – 11:30 am



What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids | March 21 - 23, 2014

Image by blink via Flickr

Edmonton Home and Garden Show
What: Friday is Family Day! Bring your tots by for a fun-filled afternoon. The first 100 parents will receive a grab bag. Visit the child friendly features at the Main Stage including:  kids crafts, cooking, face painting, tattoo artists and make sure to play in the Hudson Park Playground.
Admission:  Adult $15 at the door. Free admission for children ages 12 and under. Use coupon code HGTV and save  $5 online.
Where: Northlands, Edmonton Expo Centre
When:  Thursday, March 20 – Sunday, March 23, 2014 


Science FunDay
Free family science exhibition. Over 40 interactive science demonstrations, a penguin presentation by WEM Marine Life, tours of the botanical gardens, visit of the observatory, an epic rocket launch, and many more activities!
University of Alberta, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS)
Saturday, March 22, 2014. 10 am – 4pm.


I’ve Outgrown It Sale
What: Pick up some gently loved clothing, toys, books, and baby equipment.
Kenilworth Community Hall, 7104 87 Avenue
Saturday, March 22, 2014. 10am -2pm


Mary Poppins
What: Mary Poppins and the Banks family sing and dance their way onto The Citadel’s stage for a month of childlike wonder and awe.
The Citadel Theatre
March 15, 2014 to April 20, 2014


Norman Foote
What: Juno Award winning musician and entertainer, Norman Foote will entertain families with his songs, outrageous props and sense of humour.
Admission: $12 per ticket.
Where: Fort Saskatchewan. Dow Centennial Centre | Shell Theatre
When: Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21, 2014. 7:00pm performance.


University of Alberta CO2 Drag Races
What: Cheer on 100 junior high students competing for the honour of having the fastest C02 car! Also enjoy interactive displays, presentations about cars and robots, and even challenge friends to robot wrestling.
Where: West Edmonton Mall, HMV Stage – Level 1, Phase 4. 
When: Friday, March 21, 2014.  3:30 – 8:00pm