Saturday, May 7:

Montreal Fire Department Open Houses

For the fourth straight year, the Montréal fire department (SIM) is inviting Montrealers to take part in an open house day at 22 fire stations.  This is a chance for Montrealers to learn all about the jobs done by firefighters and prevention officers, to pick up some useful fire-prevention tips, and to climb aboard and check out the fire trucks.

Where: Fire Department in the Following Cities: Dollard Des Ormeaux, L’Ile Bizard, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, City of Baie-D’Urfé, City of Pointe-Claire

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Ages: All ages

Cost: Free

Additional Info:  http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/sim/en/open-house

 

DDO Ecological and Gardening Day

Come and join us to celebrate the beginning of spring. We have reading activities and seeding project.

Where: Civic Centre parking lot # 3

Time: 9am to 2pm

Ages: All ages

Cost: Free

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1VHG6IX

 

 Cooking Class: Mother’s Day

Children will learn to create a mouth-watering meal of muffin tin hash brown nests, mini-pancake skewers, fruit salad, and flower decorated cupcakes.

Please be advised that our Cooking Schools are not allergy-free zones.

Where: Provigo Le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion

Ages: 6 to 11 yrs old

Time: 9:30am- 11:00am

Cost: 15$ per person

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1TcLOfs

 

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE FARMER’S MARKET- OPENING DAY

St-Anne’s Farmers Market in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is back on the waterfront for this summer, starting May 7th . 35+ Local artisans and producers will be there with delicious food & produce, local artwork and beautiful finds! Food, Fresh drinks, tea, honey, samosas, tacos, fresh produce & local artisanal products for moms & their kids. 

Where: Waterfront in Sainte-Annes- Rue Lalonde

Ages: All ages

Time: 9am to 2pm

Cost: Free admission

Additional Info.: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718284388454359/

 

Forrest Hill’s Craft Fair 2016

More than 35 local artisans on hand, Bake sale, Raffle and much more.

Where: Forrest Hill Senior Campus, 1449 rue Bédard,Saint-Lazare

Ages: All ages

Time: 10am to 4pm

Cost: Varies from vendor to vendor. Free entrance

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/807099962751421/

 

Children’s Book Launch and Free Puppet Making Workshop!

Join author Lydia Lukidis as she launches her newest picture book, Melvin and the Madcap Musical. Lydia will read her book, conduct a brief Q & A, and offer a puppet making workshop. Each child will create their own unique puppet based on the characters from Lydia’s book. All materials will be provided.

Where: Chapters Pointe Claire, 6321, Trans-Canada Highway

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Ages: 2 to 8 yrs old

Cost: FREE. Registration required

Additional Info: Please reserve your spot at info@lydialukidis.com.

 

Cineplex Sensory friendly Movie- The Jungle Book

Cineplex sensory friendly presentations are in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada. Enjoy lower sounds, increased lighting, spacious seating, bring your own snacks, and a quiet Calming Zone separate room throughout the movie.

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 10:30am

Ages: All ages

Cost: 2.99$

Additional Info: http://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/SensoryFriendly

 

SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME

This parent-child activity introduces youngsters to the joys of reading. Fun and simple stories, with rhymes and songs, followed by a coloring activity. No registration required. First come first served! Psst…It’s free!

Where: Kirkland Library

Ages: 2 to 5

Time: 11 am to 11:45 am

Cost: Free

Additional Info.: http://bit.ly/1PUkTne

 

Mommy and Me Event

Come and join us for Mother’s Day! We are inviting both the moms and their little ones to share beautiful moments with us. There will be touching stories and a very special craft for BOTH the moms and the kids, among other things. It’s a great occasion to spend quality time together while celebrating all the mothers in the world!

Where: Chapters Pointe Claire, 6321, Trans-Canada Highway

Time: 11am to 12pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1SYiZJz

 

CINEPLEX FAMILY FAVORITES

This week they are showing The Iron Giant

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Ages: Rated PG

Time: 11 am

Cost: $2.99

Additional Info.: http://bit.ly/1F3yiF6

 

Big Family Get Together

Activities for families are planned at this festive day: clown, face painting, various shows and more! In case of rain, activities will be held in the gym of the school Dalbé-Viau school.

Where: Dalbé- Viau Park, 740 Esther-Blondin Lachine

Time: 11am to 2pm

Cost: Free

Additional Info: http://www.parentslachine.ca/en/

 

Parents and Kid workshop: My mom is the best

Give mom the mother of all Mother’s Day gifts! A hand painted portrait of her, made with love, professional acrylic paint, artist canvas, cut paper and love! You and your child work together to create one beautiful masterpiece you can both be proud of!  Registration includes one adult and one child. Please register one of the two participants only.

Where: 4cats Art studio West island, 2748 BLVD. ST-CHARLES, KIRKLAND

Ages: 3+ with Adult

Time: 1pm to 2:30pm

Cost: $30 +tx

Additional Info:  http://www.4cats.com/westisland/class/my-mom-is-the-best/

 

Westisland Art Hive

The West Island Art Hive is a community art studio that offers to the public an opportunity to create, connect and collaborate. It is a non-profit program that provides space and art supplies for people of all ages to come together and express themselves in various forms of art.It is NOT an art-course and no instruction will be offered. It is instead an opportunity for children, teens, parents, grandparents, individuals and groups to spend the afternoon creating together, letting their imagination run free, in a welcoming environment that fosters community amongst artists of all ages and skill levels.

Where: Lakeside Heights Baptist Church,275 Braebrook, Pointe Claire

Ages: All Ages

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Cost: Free

Additional Info: http://www.lakesideheights.org/west-island-art-hive/

 

Mother’s Day Nature Walk

This is the time of year to truly enjoy the beauty of nature. Bring your mother on a stroll through the maple grove in full bloom. Biologist Robert Patrie will introduce you to different species of wild flowers and explain their reproductive strategy.Please wear appropriate clothing, including waterproof boots and bring your binoculars, field guides, water and a snack. Registration required.

Where: Morgan Arboretum, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, 150 ch. des Pins, Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Ages: All ages

Cost: Adults $6, children $3 (reduced cost for members)

Additional Info: http://www.morganarboretum.org/upcoming-events.html

 

3D Design & 3D Printing Workshop For Kids

Kids will learn how to design in 3D for 3D printing using a 3D design software.

Where: MatterThings, located at Faubourg de L’Ile Shopping Centre, 101 Cardinal-Léger, Pincourt

Ages: 7 to 12yrs old

Time: 3pm

Cost: 40$- Registration Required

Additional Info: http://bit.ly/1VvrEmN

 

 The Becket Players 2016 Fundraiser “Shut Up and Dance”

Our 2016 Fundraiser is in support of the Centre Kizmet on the west island of Montreal. Centre Kizmet will be a place where young children will be given the lifelong advantages provided by growing up in a vibrant, supportive family within a caring community.

Where: Kirkland Arena, 16950 Boulevard Hymus, Kirkland

Ages: All ages

Time: 1pm and  8pm

Cost: 28$

Additional Info: http://www.becketplayers.ca/home.html

 

Sunday, May 8:

 Free Entrance for Mom’s & Dad’s at Zig Zag Zoo

Celebrate Mother’s Day with fun and games. A continental breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Zigzagzoo, 980 St. Charles Ave., Vaudreuil-Dorion

Time: 10am

Ages: 12 and under

Cost: FREE admission for Mom & Dad. General admission prices for all others

Additional Info: http://www.zigzagzoo.ca

 

Mother’s Day Nature Walk

This is the time of year to truly enjoy the beauty of nature. Bring your mother on a stroll through the maple grove in full bloom. Biologist Robert Patrie will introduce you to different species of wild flowers and explain their reproductive strategy.Please wear appropriate clothing, including waterproof boots and bring your binoculars, field guides, water and a snack. Registration required.

Where: Morgan Arboretum, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, 150 ch. des Pins, Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Ages: All ages

Cost: Adults $6, children $3 (reduced cost for members)

Additional Info: http://www.morganarboretum.org/upcoming-events.html

 

Geordie Theatre: Beethoven Lives Upstairs 

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! At first Christoph resents their new tenant but slowly he comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. A beautiful and mesmerizing story for all ages, Beethoven Lives Upstairs also introduces its audience to some of the composer’s most memorable works. Geordie is thrilled to bring back its beautiful adaptation of this great classic story.

Where: D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve St. W., Montreal

Ages: 5 and up

Time: 1pm and 4pm

Cost: Adults $21.28, students/seniors $18.98, children $16.68

Additional Info: http://geordie.ca/

 

 Craft for Mom 

Surprise your mom by making a very special gift for Mother’s Day.

Where: Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Ages: 7 to 12 yrs old

Cost: Free for library members. Registration required

Additional Info: http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca