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Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations in Nova Scotia!

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Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations in Nova Scotia!

This Saturday, July 16th is Canada’s Parks Day! It takes place on the 3rd Saturday of July each year.

Nova Scotia Provincial parks and historical sites as well as Parks Canada sites are participating. You will likely find fun and educational family activities at a park or museum near you. Some activities include:

Colchester County

Aboriginal Traditional and Ecological Knowledge with Gerald Gloade
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Introduction to Geocaching
Macelmons Pond Provincial Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Kings County

Wildflower Walk and Forest Fighting with Smokey Bear
Blomidon Provincial Park
1:30pm

Yarmouth County

Scavenger Hunt & BBQ
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
11:45am to 1:00pm

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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March Break Camps in Cape Breton

What’s going on in Cape Breton for children and families during the March Break, March 10-18?

Cape Breton Centre For Craft & Design March Break Camps

Kids n’ Craft for ages 7-12
Daily, March 12th to March 15th, 9am to 12pm
Instructor:  Tammy Sophocleous – MacDonaldn:
Fee:$60

Pottery for Kids for ages 10+

March 12th to 15th, 2012, 1:00pm to 4:00pm daily

Instructor:  Patricia MacNeil
Fee: $75

To register or for more information phone 539-7491 ext. 111
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney
tammy@capebretoncraft.com

March Break Activities at Two Rivers Wildlife Park
Canteen open everyday
Free Wagon Rides daily from 1-3pm
And of course all the animals will be happy to see you as you walk through the 1km wildlife trail, or stop down the petting zoo.
Park admission:  4 & under free, Youth/Seniors $4.50, Adults $6.50

The 12th Annual Albert Bridge Winter Carnival
Proceeds go to the Albert Bridge Community Fire Truck Fund and the Atlantic Burn Camp.
Donations of food items will also be accepted on behalf of the District 1 Food Bank at all events.
Friday March 9th – Opening Parade at 6:30pm at the fire hall.
Bring a flashlight. Hot dogs, cake and hot chocolate will follow. There will be a kids dance downstairs for children 12 years and under with music by Bobby Burke. Admission to the kids dance is a food bank donation. Munchies provided. Saturday March 10th – Pancake Breakfast at Riverside School from 8:30am to 11:30am. Admission is $5.00 per person. Tickets available from Committee Members or at the door.
– Dance will take place at the Fire Hall at 9pm, admission is a donation at the door.
Monday March 12th
– Coasting and Animal visit to Hanson’s Farm on Trout Brook Road at 12 noon.
Hot dogs and hot chocolate. Admission is a food donation.
– Bonfire will take place from 5pm to 7pm at the fire hall.
Tuesday March 12th – 2pm to 4pm Seniors Social at the Albert Bridge Fire Hall with the Inspirational Singers. Tea and sandwiches and sweets. Admission is a monetary donation at the door.

Irish Heritage Festival
Sunday March 11th to Saturday March 17th
in Dominion
Sponsored by the Shamrock Club. Events will include tarabish, cribbage, family skating, a senior’s triathlon, karaoke and more. For event details please call 849-2600

ACAP Cape Breton Day Camp
ACAP Cape Breton’s March Break Eco-Day Camp will take place from Monday March 12th to Friday March 16th from 9am to 12 noon. Space is limited and pre-registration is advised. For more information or to register please call ACAP at 561-1628.

Dominion Rink Skating Party
Monday March 12th at Dominion Rink from 5pm to 7pm.
Klutzy and characters will be there from 5:30pm to 6:30pm with treats for the kids. Free admission.

County Arena, Coxheath Free Family Skate
Tuesday March 13th from 2pm to 3:30pm

Centre 200, Sydney Free Family Skate
Friday March 16th from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Ski Ben Eoin
March Break Day Camps for ages 6+
March 10-18th, 9:30am – 2:30pm
1 day=$55, 2 days=$100, 3 days=$135
call: 828 2804

YMCA Cape Breton – Sydney Location
The YMCA of Cape Breton is holding March Break activities from Monday March 12th to Friday March 16th with a fabulous week of activity and creativity. Children will enjoy games, create works of art and meet new friends. Activities will be age specific from 8:30am to 4:30pm. A single day for members is $25.00 per child and non-members $30.00. The full week (5 days) will be $100.00 for members and $125.00 for non-members. To find out more information or to registers please call the YMCA at 562-9622 extension #1.

Cape Breton Regional Libraries
Fun March Break activities will take place on McConnell Library in Sydney from Tuesday March 13th to Friday March 16th for children in grade Primary and up. For more information please call the library at 562-3161.

Town House – Glace Bay
March Break Program Monday March 12th to Friday March 16th – 8am to 4pm
Passchendaele House on Dominion St. in Glace Bay.
Cost is $80.00 per child and $65.00 for each additional child in the same family or $20.00 a day per child and $15.00 per day for each additional child in the same family.
If you would like more information or to register please contact Town House at 849-2449.

Lighthouse Church Undercurrent Youth Group – Glace Bay
March Break Skateboard Camp
March 13-15, 1:30-5pm – $3.00 per day
Lessons, Games, Contests, Food, Skating, Prizes
Kid’s Week – A 4-day Vacation Bible Camp
Primary – Grade 5
March 13-15, 9am – noon AND Friday night closing party 6-8pm

Do you know of an event I’ve missed?  Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.  Thanks!

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March Break Camps & Activities – Cape Breton

What’s going on in Cape Breton for children and families during the March Break, March 12-20?

Centre For Craft & Design March Break Camps

Registration for all March Break and Summer Camps is on until March 9th.
Kids ‘N’ Crafts – 9am to noon March 14-16 – Ages 7-10 – Tuition $60.  Tuition fee includes all supplies.

Working With’ Clay March 15-18 – 9am to noon  Ages 10-14- Tuition $75, includes all supplies.

Drawing & Cartooning – Mar 14-17 – 1-4pm – Ages 10 & up – Tuition $60, includes all supplies.

To register or for more information phone 539-7491
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney
info@capebretoncraft.com

March Break Activities at Two Rivers Wildlife Park
Kick-off March 12th 6:30-9pm – Coasting Party with Free Sleigh Rides!
March 12-20th
1 km Wildlife Trail & Petting Zoo open daily 10 am – 4 pm.
Free Sleigh Rides Daily 1-3 pm
Canteen Services 1-3 pm upstairs in Admin. Bldg. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Beverages
Fill out a ballot to win a family pass for a year!
Park admission:  4 & under free, Youth/Seniors $4.50, Adults $6.50

Albert Bridge Community Winter Carnival March 10-15th

Friday, March 11th
6:30 p.m. Grand Opening

Albert Bridge Fire Hall
Opening Parade—Bring a flashlight
Hot Dogs, Cake and Hot Chocolate.
Kids Dance Downstairs
Age 12 and under
Admission: food donation. Music donated by Bobby Burke. Munchies provided.

Saturday, March 12th

8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast, Riverside School,Hornes Road
$4.00 per person, Tickets available at the door.
Accepting donations for District 1 Food Bank.

Monday, March 14th.
10:00 a.m. To 1:30 p.m.
Coasting and Animal Visit, Hanson’s Farm, Trout Brook Road
Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate, Admission: food donation
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m,
Bonfire At the Fire Hall
Roasting Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate

Friends of Mira Provincial Park Winter Festival
March 12-13
Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge
Cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow sculptures, ice fishing, canteen facilities
For more info: 577-8065 or jfraser@syd.eastlink.ca

ACAP Cape Breton Day Camp
March 14-18 – 9am-noon – $8 per day or $30 for the week; family rate is $12 per day or $60 per week for 2 children.
ACAP’s Centre for Sustainable Communities, 582 George St., Sydney.  567-1628
A week of eco arts and crafts, games and nature!

Expose Yourself at the Southend Community Centre
Youth ages 16 and up can perform music to an audience free of charge.  Donations at the door.
For more info: adminscc@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Free Family Skate @ Centre 200, Sydney
Saturday, March 12 – 11:30-3pm
For information contact aron.ashton@publichealth.ns.ca or 563-2497

Free Family Skate @ Sydney Mines & District Community Centre
147 Legatto Street, Sydney Mines
March 15th 11:30am-1pm
Bring a food donation for the food bank
aron.ashton@publichealth.ns.ca or 563-2497
March 17th Johnny Miles Family Skate 1pm
Donations for the food bank welcome.

Family Skate at New Waterford Rink
March 13th 3-3:50pm, free admission, helmets encouraged
March 19th – 3-4pm
aronashton@publichealth.ns.ca or 563-2497 for more info.

Free Family Skate @ Bayplex, Glace Bay
March 16th Noon-1pm
aron.ashton@publichealth.ns.ca or 563-2497

Free St. Patrick’s Day Family Skate @ Dominion Arena
March 17th 4-6pm Helmets encouraged

Ski Ben Eoin
Snowshoeing – Wed & Sat at 10am. 2-hour guided tour in the Back Country.  For more information, contact Micheline lobelia4@gmail.com

Day Camps March 12-20, 2010
Discover Skiing or Snowboarding, for kids aged 6 and up.
9:30am to 2:30pm. $55 per day or $100 for two days or 3 days for $135. Lunch is unsupervised – lift & rental not included ~ One day lift is $12, one day rentals $12.

YMCA Cape Breton – Sydney Location
Day Camp 11am-4pm Daily; for 5-12 year olds

Check your local YMCA for details on day camps in your area.

Cape Breton Regional Libraries

March 15-17th.  Check your local Library branch for March Break Fun.

March 18th at McConnell Library, Sydney – PJ Movie Night 6:30pm
NFB Short Films with a winter theme

Do you know of an event I’ve missed?  Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.  Thanks!

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Looking for Things to do for Valentine’s Day?

Today is Valentine’s Day!  Here are some arts and crafts and Valentine’s themed ideas for you:

  • CurrClick has a free math-based e-book “Loving Sums” for about Preschool to Gr. 1.  There are a number of other Valentine’s freebies available as well as for sale for $0.50 and up at Currclick HERE.
  • PaperValentines.com has all sorts of free Valentine’s arts and crafts ideas.
  • NotebookingPages.com has Valentine’s Notebooking pages, cards, labels, and envelopes to download.  Simply scroll down and you will find them under the heading “Free Winter Holiday Notebooking Pages.”
  • KBTeachers.com has free Valentine’s worksheets
  • Learn more about St. Valentine and the history of Valentine’s Day at History.com.
  • Free Valentine’s Day History/Creative Writing course for ages 9-adult at Connect The Thoughts.
  • Go to Exploratorium.edu for a lesson in “The Sweet Science of Chocolate.”

If you live in Cape Breton and want to get out of the house and do something fun, some of the activities happening today are Skating, an Art Exhibit at CBU, and Dinner Theatre at the Savoy.  You can see a calendar of events at What’s Goin On.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,