This Weekend in London

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** You might notice that our post is BLUE today! That’s because it is WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS  DAY. We have lots of love for our children, neighbours, friends, classmates, cousins, nephews, nieces, sisters, and brothers with autism, all of the therapists, teachers, aides, volunteers, and clinicians who are working with the ASD community and ESPECIALLY all of the LondonMoms out there who are supporting someone with ASD. For more information on ASD and the London branch of Autism Ontario, see HERE

It is Easter weekend and if your kids are school-aged, that means they’ll be home for a whole four days in a row. That is either cause to celebrate or cringe! We suggest you enjoy it! If you’re looking for something to do before or after that giant bunny drops by your house, here are our suggestions. 

EASTER EGG HUNTS

There are a number of Easter Egg Hunts happening in London this weekend, other than the ones that the EB may leave for you in your own home! 

German Canadian Club

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This Weekend in London

MARCH

Spring is here, Easter is around the corner, roadkill is gracing the main roads, and life in this gorgeous city is becoming a bit more bearable. If you would like to get out of your house and shake off some of this cabin fever, here is what London has to offer you:

SUGAR BUSH

It’s the last weekend for many of the sugar shacks in the London area. If you haven’t yet had your maple fix, get on out there and enjoy it. The maple season only happens once per year, but you can buy local maple products throughout the year at local markets and even many grocery stores. Be sure to either stock up or read the labels so that you’re supporting our fabulous local maple farms.

FAMILY FAVOURITES

Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel is going to be playing at Silver City Theatre in Masonville at 11:00am this Saturday, March 28. Admission is only $2.99 per person, no matter your age! If Alvin is a little too squeaky for you, Silver City and most other local theatres are playing Cinderella, the new animated movie Home, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, or Insurgent for the older kids. If you received a Cineplex Holiday gift card and it came with coupons, those coupons expire at the end of the month, so go use them while you can!

BOLER MOUNTAIN

The season is almost over at Boler Mountain, but weather permitting the slopes will be open this weekend for tubing from noon to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday, for skiing or snowboarding from 9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm Sunday. Go enjoy the snow before it’s gone!

ESCAPE ROOMS

Don’t be scared! And don’t put it off too long or you’ll be disappointed. If your interest was piqued about the escape rooms, book one now for this weekend and have a solid hour where you definitely won’t be thinking about the kids.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

It’s time for the OHL Western Conference Quarter Final. Games one and two are this weekend at the Bud Gardens with the London Knights. They are playing against the Kitchener Rangers Friday night at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm. There are limited tickets available, so snag some quickly!

 

March Break 2015

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The March Break is finally here! For the vast majority of children and teens, the countdown probably began the first week in January, so let’s make it worth the wait. If you’re leaving our fine city for somewhere warm – enjoy yourself! If you’re sticking around London and your kids aren’t signed up for camps (if you’re scrambling, here is our list), here are some of the highlights of what is going on:

FLEETWAY

Fleetway is ready to celebrate the March Break all week with bowling from 9:00am to 6:00pm (extended to 2:00am on Friday), the rock wall from 11:00am to 8:00pm (extended to 11:30pm on Friday), and all day fun with glow-golf, billiards, and the Pladium Lite games room.

WESTMOUNT SHOPPING CENTRE

Westmount has daily fun for the family with the VOCPRI Charity Used Book Sale daily, Salthaven Wildlife Presentations on March 16, 17, and 20th, and The Fossil Guy on March 18 and 19. See the link for times and more information.

EAST PARK GOLF GARDENS

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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.

 

 

 

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Baby, it’s cold outside. While we wait for that thermostat to get back to single (negative) digits, try to warm up with some of these fun activities!

COMMUNITY LIVING LONDON: NIGHT OF HEROES

Known as one of the best fundraisers of the whole year, the annual Night of Heroes fashion show pairs Community Living London clients with local heroes from London and area. Music, laughter, dancing, and an amazing silent auction round out this night of fun. The event is TONIGHT Thursday, February 26 at the London Convention Centre. The doors open and silent auction begins at 6:00pm, the fashion show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $50 each or reserve a table of ten for $500. For tickets, see HERE.

WOMEN’S WAREHOUSE SALE

The Women’s Warehouse Sale is back with the same great deals on women’s clothing: athletic wear, casual and lifestyle clothing. 40-60% all brand name clothing and accessories. The Sale is running Friday, February 27 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday, February 28 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, see HERE.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

Two great games are happening at the Bud this weekend. The London Knights are playing the Guelph Storm Friday night at 7:30. The London Lightning are taking on Mississauga Power at 7:00pm on Saturday evening.

STORYBOOK GARDENS SKATING

It is the LAST WEEKEND to skate around the trail at Storybook Gardens. The skate trail and miniature play village are open Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.. Storybook Gardens skate trail closes for the winter season on March 1st.

WALK TO REMEMBER

The Bereaved Families of Ontario are having their 18th annual Walk to Remember at Westmount Shopping Centre this Sunday, March 1. Registration is at 9:30am and the indoor walk is from 10:00am to 11:30am. There will be refreshments, prizes and draws for all participants. If you have had a child or sibling die in your family, please see HERE for more information.

 

This Weekend in London

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It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day and if you’re not going to spend it outside playing in the mounds of snow or inside crafting those incredible, heart-shaped, Pinterest-inspired works of art with your kids, then might we suggest something like this:

LA BOHEME

La Boheme is on stage at the Paul Davenport Theatre this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Plan a night out with your sweetheart or girlfriends before the chaos of next weekend!

LONDONLICIOUS

Instead of fighting the hoards of other romantics next weekend, plan a night out with your love this weekend and take advantage of the last few days of Londonlicious! For one set price, enjoy the best that some of London’s most fantastic restaurants have to offer. Londonlicious winter edition ends Sunday night.

TOBOGGANING

The snow is here, you may as well enjoy it! While this isn’t a planned event in London, the hills will be alive with the sounds of squealing and laughter. Check in with our Facebook Page to weigh in on the best slopes in London. Doidge Park and Basil Grover Park top our list!

ESCAPE

Have you heard of Escape? You and three friends (or five or seven) get locked in a room and the clock begins to tick as you need to escape. Insight, logic, teamwork. There’s even a GroupOn for it right now!

BUDWEISER GARDENS

There is only one game happening this weekend! On Friday night, the London Knights are playing the Niagara IceDogs at 7:30pm.

 

 

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January

This weekend is going to be lovely! Need something to do? Here are some ideas:

The Grand Theatre

The 2015 theatre season is kicking off with The Ladies Foursome. This charming and funny play explores the friendships, loves, and lives of a foursome of friends after one of them passes away. Great for a night out with your girlfriends, your sister, your mom or any other woman in your life. For tickets and show information, see HERE.

Budweiser Gardens

There are two games happening at the Budweiser Gardens this weekend. Friday night, the Knights drop the puck at 7:30pm against the Sarnia Sting. Come back on Sunday, January 25 for a London Lightning game against the Brampton A’s at 2:00pm.

Boler Mountain

The weather is perfect to get outside with the kids and get in the snow! The trails, lifts, and tube park are all scheduled to be open this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bundle up the kids and head over to the Bump for some family winter fun.

White Oaks Mall

In need of a little retail therapy? Retail stores are looking to clear out their winter stock and get ready for spring, which means sale time for you! White Oaks Mall has a number of sales beginning this week. Have a look!

 

 

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January

Pack up the tinsel, put away the wreaths, try not to twist your ankle as you wind your way through the maze of new toys…and if you need to escape it all, we have a few suggestions for you.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival 

Mickey Mouse and friends from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story are going to rock the Bud Gardens this Sunday for two musical shows that will get you and your kids on your feet dancing! There is a show at 12:00 noon and a show at 3:00pm. Tickets range in price from $31.75 to $83.75.

Budweiser Gardens

The London Knights are playing this Friday at Bud Gardens against the Sarnia Sting. The game begins at 7:30pm.  The London Lightning are facing the Windsor Express at 7:00pm this Saturday night, January third.

Tim Hortons Free Skate

This is the last weekend for Tim Hortons Free Skates in London! There is one at Medway on Saturday and four free skates on Sunday at Silverwood, Earl Nichols, Carling, and Farquharson.  For times and more information, see HERE.

Kennedy’s Kridders at the London Children’s Museum

Spiders, scorpions, and snakes, oh my! Come the London Children’s Museum this Saturday, January 3 at 1:30pm for some up close and personal time with Matthew Kennedy and his creepy friends. Stick around for some museum fun like Ice Painting and DIY Snow Globes. The museum is open 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Boler Mountain

Boler Mountain is open this weekend for skiing, snowboarding and now tubing! Buy a day pass or use your season pass for even more fun. The hill is open for skiing and snowboarding from 9:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday. The Tubing Park is open 11:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 26

Whether you’re still feeling the holiday cheer or you would like to pack it in and move on, here are some ideas to keep you busy this weekend:

BUDWEISER GARDENS

London Lightning basketball is happening at the Budweiser Gardens this Saturday, December 27. They’re playing the Brampton A’s, tip off is at 7:00pm. Sunday afternoon, the London Knights take on the Windsor Spitfires at 2:00pm.

WILD KRATTS LIVE!

Wild Kratts, Live! are coming to the Centennial Hall this Saturday, December 27. The show is at 1:00pm.

SHREK, THE MUSICAL

Shrek is still running at the Grand Theatre! There are performances this weekend on Saturday at 1:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm. Pack up the family and get your Ogre on.

SKATING

Tim Hortons free skates are happening at Earl Nichols, Stronach, Argyle, and Oakridge Arena’s this weekend. For dates and times, see HERE. For other arena times, see HERE.

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Museum is open and full of fun for the kids. Mad Science, Kwanzaa, Fizzing Candy Canes and more! The doors are open between 10:00am and 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Boler is open for skiing and snowboarding with a special Boxing Day sale! $25 for an all-day ticket until December 29th. The weather may feel a bit like spring, but the mountain has snow, so grab your skis (or rent from them!).