This Weekend in London

may

It is Mother’s Day weekend! And if you’ve had a peek at the weather, you’ll see Mother Nature is blessing us with some warmth, perfect for getting out and tackling spring projects! Or if you don’t feel like doing any work, try some of these ideas:

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Both the Masonville Farmers’ Market and the Hyde Park Outdoor Market open for the season this weekend! Masonville opens Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm and Hyde Park is open Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

LONDON SPORTS AND ACTIVITY EXPO

The BMO Centre London is hosting the London Sport and Activity Expo this Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This FREE event for the whole family will include demonstrations and active participation in sports, games, drills, and exercise for everyone. Activities will be taking place on four fields, the track, and outdoors. For the full event schedule, see HERE.

HOME DEPOT AND LOWE’S WORKSHOPS

Send your partner and the kids to either Home Depot or Lowe’s this Saturday to create a special Mother’s Day gift for you or Grandma!  This Saturday, May 9 at 10:00am kids 4-12 years old can make a picket fence picture frame at Home Depot. Saturday at 10:00am at Lowe’s, kids from grades two to five can make a Mother’s Day Planter. Register in advance to ensure a spot!

STARS ON ICE

The Investors Group Stars on Ice 25th Anniversary Tour is coming to the Budweiser Gardens this Sunday, May 19 at 4:00pm. See this amazing show starring and choreographed by Kurt Browning and featuring all of your favourites like Tessa and Scott, Patrick Chan, Joannie Rochette, and Jeffrey Buttle, plus many more! There are still seats available in almost every price range! Tickets range from $25 to $75 for adults and are less for children and seniors. Need a last minute Mother’s Day plan? This is it! Dinner packages are also available. See all of the information HERE.

MOTHER’S DAY

Check back with us tomorrow for all the details on what is happening this Sunday, May 10 for mom’s in London!

 

 

 

This Weekend in London

APRIL

The good news is: there’s no more snow in the forecast. The better news is: it’s almost the weekend. Here is what is happening in our fine city this weekend!

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY

To finish off the week of Earth Day celebrations, London Clean and Green is hosting a Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 25. There are many locations across the city that you can join and pitch in! Pick up litter, plant trees, remove graffiti and have some fun. Bring the kids and get the whole family involved in making our city beautiful. If you can’t make it to one of the scheduled clean up locations, clean up your own neighbourhood a little bit. Just remember to stay safe and watch for sharp things.

TOONIE SWIM

This Friday, April 24 is one of the City of London’s three monthly toonie swims. Head over to Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre from 7:30 to 9:00pm with your family and pay only $2 per person for admission.

FOREST CITY ROAD RACE

The annual Forest City Road Race is this Sunday, April 26. There is still time to register for this event, although online registration ends tonight, April 23 at 6:00pm.  Bring the kids for the Kids Fun Run or challenge yourself with the 5K, 10K or half-marathon events. 100% of the proceeds raised at the FCRR go toward programs at Thames Valley Children’s Centre. If you aren’t going to the race, but have any business in the downtown or old north London areas on Sunday morning, be advised that there will be delays and detours.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Storybook Gardens is open for the spring season with some fun new things for the kids! Check out the Peddle Car Track and Felix the Fox Archery from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The castle is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays through April.

HOME DEPOT WORKSHOP

Have you been considering upgrading your flooring? The Home Depot is hosting a workshop this Sunday, April 26 at 1:00pm on installing laminate flooring. Learn how to cut and lay the flooring, what tools you will need, how to undercut door jams, and lots of useful tips on how to make flooring easier.

 

This Weekend in London

APRIL

Now that spring has actually sprung, the city is coming alive with activities and events and nature! If the sun and blue sky aren’t enough to draw you out, pick from any of these fun things!

KIDS 1ST DAY

Tomorrow, Friday, April 17 is a PD day for kids and also Kids 1st Day! Check in with us first thing tomorrow morning for a run down on all the fun things to do and see in the city to celebrate!

BUDWEISER GARDENS

It’s a busy weekend at the Gardens! Friday night has the Tragically Hip making an appearance, Saturday you can see the Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo Live! and on Sunday the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour will be stopping in to wow and amaze your family. For all the details, see HERE.

SUPER ADOPTION DAY

This Saturday, April 18 the Western Fair District is hosting a Super Adoption Day for anyone interested in hearing about cat and dog adoption, helping or supporting the cause or in adopting some of the loving animals that they will have there to meet your family! 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Canada Building.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Did you know that Storybook has opened up again? Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm only you can explore the park and between 11:00am and 3:00pm you can check out their new exhibits – the Peddle Car Track and Felix the Fox Archery.

ST THOMAS MOM TO MOM SPRING SALE

If you don’t mind the drive south, St Thomas Senior Centre will be home to the fourth annual Mom to Mom Spring Sale from 9:00 to 11:30am on Saturday, April 18.

HOME DEPOT LAWN WORKSHOP

Does your lawn seem daunting and confusing this time of year? You’re not alone, which is why Home Depot is offering a one-hour workshop this Saturday, April 18 at 10:00am on how to prepare your lawn for spring. Register HERE.

This Weekend in London

MARCH

What a fantastic weekend ahead! The world is beginning to thaw and March Break is starting for those kids in the TVDSB and LDCSB. There’s a lot happening in our fine city this week, beginning with all of this:

SUGAR BUSH

It’s the perfect weekend to head out to the sugar bush and sample some of that delicious Canadian maple syrup. There are many in our area to choose from and most are offering a pancake lunch to sample the goods after you see how and where it is made. See HERE for the full list and locations.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

There are three games at the Gardens this weekend: Friday night the London Knights take on the Owen Sound Attack at 7:30pm; Saturday the London Lightning take on the Brampton A’s in the first Playoff home game at 7:00pm, then again for the second Playoff game on Sunday at 2:00pm.

BUILD AND GROW AT LOWES

Once a month, Lowes hosts a Build and Grow clinic for children in grades 2 to 5 and it is happening this Saturday, March 14 at 10:00am. Register in advance in-store. Registration is FREE, but is limited to the first 50 children. See HERE for more information and Lowes locations.

WORKSHOP AT HOME DEPOT

Home Depot hosts monthly workshop for children ages 4 to 12. Their workshop for March is on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00am to noon. Kids will learn to build sports book ends using a hammer and glue. All materials are provided and the workshop is free; parents are expected to stay and participate with their child(ren). Register online HERE.

FOREST CITY DERBY GIRLS

The Derby Girls are having a double header this Saturday, March 14 at the Western Fair District, Canada Building. The event begins at 5:00pm and is a family-friendly, licensed event. To buy tickets in advance, go HERE.

 

 

 

Boxing Day

BOXING DAY

Looking forward to Boxing Day shopping? If you still prefer to do your shopping in person (as opposed to online) and love the rush of grabbing that great deal, then here is your 411 on where to shop and when the doors open. Get your elbows ready!

White Oaks Mall

1105 Wellington Road

Friday, December 26, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday, December 27, 9:30am to 9:30pm

For deal samples see HERE.

Westmount Shopping Centre

785 Wonderland Road South

Friday, December 26, 8:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday, December 27, 9:30am to 9:00pm

For a sample of deals, see HERE.

Masonville Place

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