Tuesday, July 12 - Fairytale Splash at the Westboro (Dovercourt) wading pool; 11-2; Favorite storybooks will apparently come to life.....can't wait to see what that means.
Hintonburg Summer Movie Nights Saturday, July 16th; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules at 7 pm and Gulliver's Travels at 9 pm. Movies are shown courtesy of the Hintonburg Community Association in partnership with the Hintonburg Community Centre. Films are shown at the Community Centre with the 7 o'clock showing inside and the 9 o'clock showing outside. Admission is free with refreshments at reasonable rates. See http://www.hintonburg.com/ for more details.
The Hintonburg Centennial 5k with a 1k for kids will be held again this year on July 17th. For more information see http://hintonburg.com/run11.html. Children under 3 can race for free in either the 5 or the 1K though donations to youth programming offered in the community by the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee are encouraged. And yes, parents can run the course with their children. Just don’t get left behind......
Monday, July 18th - ok, I missed posting the first two but....the third in a series of Mom and Tot groups will be hosted by All Saints United Church and Carlington Community Health Centre on July 18th from 9:30-11:00 http://www.westborobeach.org/home/specialmomsandtotsprogram
Tuesday July 19th - "Girls on the Move" at Roy Duncan Park, 295 Churchill Avenue from 5-6:30 , a free program for girls aged 9-13 to get out and get active. Runs for 6 weeks (started July 11) and hosted by Carlington Community Health Centre. Snacks provided.
The Wiggles "Big Birthday"- July 26th, 6:30 pm - at Scotiabank Place; http://www.scotiabankplace.com/. They put on a good show - if you have little kids you should go!
Thursday, July 28th - the famous Bubble Bath Brunch at McKellar Park wading pool. Bring a tub toy, bring a blanket and picnic lunch and enjoy the bubbles in the pool. Perfect for preschoolers.
Ice Cream Festival - August 7th at the Canadian Agricultural Museum
Puppets Up! In Almonte, Ontario this is another total favorite of mine (oh, I mean the kids). August 6-7, 2011 http://www.puppetsup.ca/. They’re still in the planning phase but keep checking out their website. Their photo gallery should get you inspired!
Friday, August 12th - I think this one is new but I could be wrong. "Christmas in the Summer" will be an evening of games, carols and Christmas (!?) activities from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Saturday, August 13th - Ottawa Kids Triathlon, Duathlon at Westboro Beach- http://www.ottawakidstri.ca/;
Saturday, August 13th - Hintonburg Summer Movie Night with Toy Story III at 7 pm and Ferris Bueller's Day off at 9 pm at the Community Centre. I'd take the kids for the first but not the second!
Sunday, August 28th - the annual dog swim at Westboro (Dovercourt) wading pool; bring your kids AND the dog, or just the kids if you don't have a dog becuase it's just fun to watch. 5-6 pm