This Weekend in London

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We’ve had enough of those April showers (and SNOW!) and we are ready to welcome in the May flowers. This weekend will be gorgeous and it’s time to break out of the house and have some fun in the city. Here is what you can do:

THE BRUSH OFF

Start the weekend off early tonight with The London Children’s Museum’s fundraising event The Brush Off. Sixteen artists will be competing in this live painting competition over four rounds until the winner is determined. You will help determine who the ultimate winner is and even have the chance to bid on the artwork. Proceeds from the event and silent auction will go toward the London Children’s Museum’s Priority School Subsidy Program. For tickets, see HERE.

CHAINSAW CARVING

This three and a half day event is sure to entertain and enthrall your kids while raising money for a great cause! The Easter Seals Camp Woodeden is hosting a Chainsaw Carving event beginning today, April 30 until Sunday, May 3. Come and see as 12 chainsaw carvers create art sculptures around Camp Woodeden as well as carvings for sale for you to take home. Camp Woodeden is a camp for children with physical disabilities that allows them and their families to participate in all of the joys of summer camp. For more information including the line up of carvers and the event hours, see HERE.

COMPOST VALUE DAY

Saturday, May 2 is Compost Value Day. For locations and times of where you can pick up a large bin of compost for only $3, see HERE.

REFOREST LONDON TREE SALE

Reforest London is having a tree sale this Saturday, May 2 from 8:30am to 11:30am at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic School in northwest London. These low cost, native trees are available as a part of the One Million Tree Challenge.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day! Anyone who visits one of the participating comic book stores this Saturday will receive a free comic book. There are five participating stores in London and one in St. Thomas. For stores and more information, see HERE.

LUKE BRYAN

If you were one of the lucky ones to get tickets for Luke Bryan at the Budweiser Gardens, you’re in for a good show! The concert starts at 7:30pm this Sunday, May 3.

 

 

Compost Value Day

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Compost Value Day is this Saturday, May 2, from 8:00am to 2:00pm – if it lasts that long! 

WHAT IS IT?

Bring a 30L container and shovel to either of the Compost Value Day locations and fill it for only $3. If you don’t have a container, it is $4 for the same amount.

The compost is made from leaf and yard materials and is garden-ready.

Compost is full of great things for your garden and your lawn, improving soil quality and the health of your grass and plants. Mix it with your own compost, topsoil, or just put it directly on your garden.

WHERE?

Amway: 365 Exeter Road at White Oak Road

Masonville Place parking lot behind Nash Jewellers: Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond St. north

PROCEEDS from the Compost Sale go to:

London and Area Food Bank

Boys & Girls Club of London

Community Garden Project

Thames Region Ecological Project

London Composts