March Break Activities

If your kids aren’t signed up for any day camps, there are many other great activities for kids in the Niagara area. Most of the libraries are offering programs throughout the week for all ages. There are many free public skating and swimming times. Also, some stores are offering activities for little ones.

Library Programs

Lincoln Pelham St. Catharines Thorold Welland Port Dalhousie Niagara Falls Fort Erie Niagara on the Lake

St. Catharines

Central Library

Shamrock Science
Celebrate with St. Patrick’s Day-themed science experiments.
Tuesday, March 17th
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 7 – 11
Fee: $4.00
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Castlemoon Theatre Presents Chester
Become part of the magical world of puppetry at this performance based on the picture book by Melanie Watt and make your own puppet.
Wednesday, March 18th
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 2 – 6 with Adult Accompaniment
Fee: $5.00 per child
Mills Room
Limited Seating. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Inspired by Artists: Wassily Kandinsky
Follow in the footsteps of Wassily Kandinsky and create your own abstract masterpiece. Explore the use of shapes in art and discover the different ways a painting can be made.
Wednesday, March 18th
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 5 – 9
Fee: $2.00
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Minecraft in Real Life
Do you love everything Minecraft? Take a step away from the computer and join us for an exciting real life Minecraft adventure! Create your own Steve or Creeper craft and participate in an awesome element synthesizing scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to restore your hunger points with some Minecraft-themed snacks!
Wednesday, March 18th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 8 – 12
Fee: $3.00
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Metamorphosis Butterfly
Welcome spring by learning about butterflies through stories and make an amazing craft that will magically transform a caterpillar into a butterfly!
Thursday, March 19th
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 3 – 6
Fee: $1.00
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Boogying Bert and the Big Magic Show
Bumbling Bert will amaze and astound children with his hilarious comedy-magic show and draw the audience to their feet with a foot-stomping, twirlywhirly, dancing party right after! Tickets required for every child and adult attending. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Friday, March 20th
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3-11 with adult accompaniment
Fee: $4.00 per person
Mills Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Ninja Academy
Do you have what it takes – can you be sneaky and stealthy with the best of the best? Test your superstealthy ninja skills with stories, games, and all around fun.
Friday, March 20th
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 5 – 9
Fee: $2.00
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Break a Guinness World Record
Think you have what it takes to break a Guinness World Record? Compete in a series of fun and fastpaced challenges to see if you could be the best in the world!
Saturday, March 14th
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 9 – 14
Fee: $2.00
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Wii Mario Party
Join the party! Bring your friends to the Library and play Mario Party 9 on the big screen.
Friday, March 20th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages 9 – 14
Free
Mills Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

LEGO Stop-Motion Animation
Want to make your own LEGO movie? Using stopmotion animation technology, you’ll work in groups to create a short film starring LEGO minifigures. Please bring a digital camera with a memory card and USB cable. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance.
Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages 12 – 18
Fee: $5.00 + HST
Mills Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Game On!
Join us for an unplugged afternoon of gaming, featuring board game favourites like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Apples to Apples and more. Snacks will be provided!
Thursday, March 19th
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 12 – 18
Fee: $1.00 + HST
Mills Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Pendulum Painting
Experiment with the science of physics to make your own abstract painting. Bring your creativity and be prepared to get a little messy as we build our own swinging pendulums in the name of art!
Saturday, March 21st
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 11 – 17
Fee: $3.00 + HST
Story Hour Room
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.
Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Candy Bingo
Come and play a delicious game of candy bingo. Join us for sweet fun and the chance to win some prizes!
Tuesday, March 17th
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Ages 7 – 12
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Once Upon A Time
Some of the Fairy Tale characters have escaped from their books and are having a party in the library! Join us as we celebrate the magic of fairy tales with stories, games, and a craft. You’ll live happily ever after!
Wednesday, March 18th
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 4 – 7
Fee: $1.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Oh, Canada!
Join us for a fun program full of games, books and crafts inspired by our great country, Canada!
Friday, March 20th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 5 – 8
Fee: $1.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Arm Knitting
Knit yourself a big, cozy cowl using no needles at all! All you need to bring are two 100g balls of bulky yarn and your arms will do the rest. No knitting experience necessary, but participants are to provide materials!
Wednesday, March 18th
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ages 11 – 17
Free
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Zumba Dance Party!
Come join the party and learn some fun dance moves!
Saturday, March 14th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 9 – 14
Free
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Marshmallow Challenge
You’ll have a blast constructing a tower as high as possible, using only marshmallows and spaghetti! Work on it by yourself or with a partner.
Thursday, March 19th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 9 – 14
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

 

Merritt Branch

Wild about Bears!
Spring is here and the bears have woken up from their sleep! Celebrate by learning all about our furry friends from Karma Wilson’s Bear stories. We will enjoy snacks and games and create a cave in which bears can hibernate next winter.
Tuesday, March 17th
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 3 – 7
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Let’s Play Chess
Children who have experience playing chess are invited to sharpen their chess-playing skills.
Tuesday, March 17th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages 6 – 12
Free
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Wax Resist Watercolour Painting
Create fun and colourful paintings using a combination of wax drawing and bright watercolour paints!
Wednesday, March 18th
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 7 – 12
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Family Game Night/Board Games
Come to the Merritt Library and enjoy playing modern and classic board games with your family. We will provide the games as well as some light refreshments.
Wednesday, March 18th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ages 8 – 12
Fee: $2.00 per family
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

A Bunch of Munsch
Whether you can sing like Mortimer, wear a paper bag like Princess Elizabeth, or throw a wild birthday party like Moira, you’ll enjoy this celebration of all things Robert Munsch! Celebrate our favourite Canadian children’s author with stories, games, snacks, and a craft.
Thursday, March 19th
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Ages 4 – 8
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Candy Science
Think you’re a candy expert? Put your skills to the test with sweet candy experiments. Practice being a scientist as you predict and observe the truth behind favourite candy myths.
Thursday, March 19th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 7 – 11
Fee: $4.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Geek Out!
Are you obsessed with superheroes? Do you love all things Star Wars? Are you a fan of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games? Wear your nerdiest shirt and join us as we Geek Out over some of the best fandoms in popular culture with trivia and crafts. Prizes to be won!
Friday, March 20th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ages 9 – 14
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

 

Port Dalhousie

Candy Bingo
Come and play a delicious game of candy bingo. Join us for sweet fun and the chance to win some prizes!
Thursday, March 19th
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 7 – 12
Fee: $2.00
Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

 

Niagara Falls

Family Storytime
Everyone’s invited for books, songs, stories and rhymes!
All Ages. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.
Drop In. Free.
Tuesday March 17, 10:30am @ Victoria

Combine a touch of science with a touch of art and create a masterpiece.
Children encouraged to wear old clothing.
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $2.00
Registration Required.
Monday, March 16,
10:30 a.m. @ Community
Monday, March 16,
2:00 p.m. @ Stamford

Books, Songs, Rhymes…and Ooey-gooey Science Fun!
Ages: 3-5, accompanied by parents or caregivers
Cost: $1.00
Registration Required.
Monday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. @ Victoria
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. @ Community
Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. @ Chippawa
Wednesday March 18, 2pm @ Stamford

Get your hands dirty with our crazy experiments!
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $1.00
Registration Required.
Monday, March 16, 2:00 pm @ Victoria
Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 pm @ Community
Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. @ Chippawa
Wednesday March 18, 2pm @ Stamford

LEGO Robotics
What can you do with LEGO WeDo?
Come and see!
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $2.00
Registration Required.
Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. @ Victoria

Movie Time
Movie: Penguins of Madagascar (Rated PG) 92mins
Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. @ Chippawa
Friday, March 20, 2:00 p.m. @ Victoria
Movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Rated PG) 98mins
Wednesday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. @ Victoria
We provide the movie – you bring the snacks and pillows!
All ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.
Drop In. Free.

Frankencraft
What amazing creations can you bring to life?
All Ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.
Drop In. Free.
Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. @ Stamford
Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. @ Community
Friday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. @ Victoria

Light it up! With LED Bracelets and Pop-Up Cards
Learn how to make an awesome LED Bracelet or Pop-up Card.
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $2.00
Registration Required.
Monday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. @ Chippawa
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. @ Stamford
Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. @ Victoria
Wednesday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. @ Community
Friday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. @ Stamford

Join The Ontario Planetarium and Nationally-renowned space journalist/author Peter McMahon for a Tour of the Universe at Victoria Branch!
Take an amazing guided trip through space in this traveling inflatable planetarium dome.
Registration is required.
Cost: $2.00/ticket.
Thursday, March 19th, @ Victoria
20 minute shows at:
10:00 a.m. , 10:30 a.m. , 11:00 a.m. , 11:30 a.m.
30 minute shows at:
1:00 p.m. , 1:45 p.m. , 2:30 p.m. , 3:15 p.m. , 4:00 p.m.
www.ontarioplanetarium.com
Children 5 and under must be accompanied by parents or caregivers.

Lincoln

Registration begins Monday February 23.
All programs, except Drama Club and Doggie Tales, are $2 per participant.

Monday March 16. 3:30-4:30 pm
Fleming Library
Drama Club
Grades 6 – 12
Find your inner actor in this cool program!

Thursday March 19, 3 – 4 pm
Fleming Library
Wreck It Journal
Grades 6 – 12
Make a “Wreck this Journal” to keep! Use the journal like a scrapbook, art journal or writing journal. Not sure where to start? Every page has an activity! All materials provided.

Friday March 20, 3 – 4 pm
Fleming Library
Duct Tape Wallets
Grades 6 – 12
Using everyone’s favorite material, learn to make a wallet and more!

Fleming Library
In the Fleming Centre
5020 Serena Drive
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2
905.563.7014
Moses F. Rittenhouse Library
4080 John Charles Blvd.
Vineland, ON L0R 2C0
905.562.5711

Tuesday March 17, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Fleming Centre – Meeting Rooms B & C upstairs
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
All Ages
Come sing with Elsa, Anna and Olaf as we watch the Sing-Along Edition of Disney’s Frozen! Enjoy “cool” activities before the movie. Come dressed as your favourite character!
Allergy Alert: movie-themed snacks will be provided.
Parents must accompany children under the age of 10.

Wednesday March 18, 10 am to 12 pm
Fleming Centre – Meeting Rooms B, C & D upstairs
Book Bash on the Break!
All Ages Drop-in; no registration required
Do you love Percy Jackson, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries? How about Elephant &
Piggie, Curious George or Scaredy Squirrel?
Join us as we create fun crafts and play games based on your favourite books.

Thursday March 19, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Moses F. Rittenhouse Library
Book Bash featuring
Mr. Bubbles!
All Ages
Join Mr. Bubbles for a special reading of The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak. Do fun crafts and activities based on your favourite books!
“Mr Bubbles”, aka Jens Hansen, is one of Lincoln’s best-known actors, who has performed with the Lincoln Lamplighters, Peninsula Players in Grimsby and the Grimsby Museum’s Cemetery Tours.

Saturday March 21, 2 – 3 pm
Fleming Library
Doggie Tales
Ages 6 to 12
Doggie Tales helps children develop confident reading skills. This St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dogs program gives children the opportunity to read at their own comfort level to a well-trained and peaceful dog.
Book a free 15-minute time slot.

Thorold

Backyard Yarn Creatures
Monday, 16 Mar 2015 10:30 AM
Make your own yarn creature! For more information and/or to register, please visit the Library.

Town Crier Kids Competition
Monday, 16 Mar 2015 1:00 PM
Hear ye! Hear ye! Learn how to be the Town Crier. Taught by Thorold’s crier Tony Vandermaas! Free. For more information and/or to register, please…

Super Smash Brothers Competition
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 10:30 AM
Smash!! Who is the best smasher of them all? Let’s find out! FREE. For more information and/or to register, please visit the Library.

Children’s Movie
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 2:00 PM
The penguins are back! FREE. Please pick up your ticket at the Information Desk. Bring your own snacks.

You Are My Pot of Gold Bedtime Stories
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 6:30 PM
Follow the rainbow to the Library for Bedtime Stories. FREE. Enjoy great stories, games and activities in the Library. Families are welcome!

Fairy Tale Stories
Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 10:30 AM
The magic continues during March Break. Cinderella and Snow White will be sharing their favourite stories and games! FREE. Registration is required….

MakerSpace
Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 2:00 PM
Create with the materials provided. What will you make? FREE. For more information and/or to register, please visit the Library.

Bert’s Buds, Blossoms and Blooms Magic Show
Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 2:00 PM
Hilarious, bumbling-fumbling comedy, dazzling magic and loads of audience participation! Bumbling Bert will have your children utterly enchanted. The…

Dr. Seuss Bingo
Friday, 20 Mar 2015 10:30 AM
Play a game of bingo based on Dr. Seuss’ books. FREE. For more information and/or to register, please visit the Library.

Pelham

Programs are suitable for everyone, but only participants over 5 can be present without a supervising parent.

Look, I made it with a book!!
So many things you can do with a book when you are done reading it. (Unless it has to go back to the library of course). Book art , monsters and more (inspired by the monster book in Harry Potter).
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Mon., Mar. 16th, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm

Mad Science
Presenting “Playing with Polymers” – Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own green St. Patrick’s Day slime!
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Tues., Mar. 17th, 2015 Time: 1 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime and Celebration
Wear your greenest clothes to the library for some storytime fun.
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Tues., Mar. 17th, 2015 Time: 11:00 am

“Fairy-ilicious” Storytime
Join us for some “fairy-ilicious” FUN .
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Wed, Mar. 18th, 2015 Time: 11 am

Castlemoon Theatre will bring to life Canadian author Mélanie Watt’s wonderful characters in a new puppetry play for preschool aged audiences. The audience will participate in what is supposed to be the story of a mouse. Unfortunately, it gets taken over by Chester, a cat who thinks he should be the star of the show. This workshop brings together music, visual arts and puppetry to create an inclusive experience for our very young audiences.
Don’t Miss out!!!
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Wednesday, Mar. 18th Time: 1:30 pm

Everything “Frozen”
Come celebrate the hit movie Frozen with us. Stories, crafts and a sing along. Don’t miss out.
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Thurs., Mar. 19th, 2015 Time: 11 am

Star Wars /Lego Mania
For all the Star Wars/Lego fans out there. Join us for some Yoda Soda, Chewbacca cookies Jedi games and Lego building.
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Thurs., Mar 19th, 2015 Time: 1:30 pm

Let’s Make Minions
Get ready for the release of the movie “The Minions” with your own minion creation.
Fonthill Branch Cost: $4
Fri., Mar 20th, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm

Welland

MONDAY, MARCH 16
Chess (7-12 years) 10:30am – noon It’s time to show off your chess master skills. Come to the library and play with your friends.
Paws for Stories (all ages) 11:00am – noon Sometimes it just helps to have someone listen to you read. A furry friend perhaps? Book your 10 minute reading session with a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog.
Craft Wars (8-12 years) 1:30 – 2:30pm Do you have what it takes to win a craft war? The quick thinking, the creative eye and the ability to make something out of nothing? If this sounds like you, you’d better come to the library for the Craft Wars.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17
Super Hero Training (6-8 years) 10:00 – 11:00am Wanna save the world? Well you’re going to need some skills, a costume and of course, a comic strip to tell your own story. We’ve got it all.
Comic Strips (8-12 years) 1:30 – 2:30pm Everyone knows comics are the coolest way to tell a story. We agree! And we’ve got everything you need to start your very own.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Master Chef Welland (6-10 years) 10:00 – 11:00am Are you a madman in the kitchen? We’d love to see your skills! Come to the library and show us what you can make in just one hour, with surprising snacks.
MaKey MaKey Computer Creations (10-12 years) 1:30 – 2:30pm Are you ready to use a computer with a banana mouse, or play dough as the arrow keys? What about a tinfoil space bar? Do you think you can create something better? Come give it a try.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 Dough Monsters (6-8 years) 10:00 – 11:00am It’s alive! Or not. But one thing’s for sure – these crazy little monsters are totally fun to make!
Family Paint (all ages) 2:30 – 4:00pm Bring the whole family to the library to meet local artists James Takeo, Meaghan Mulcair and Marion Forget and free your creative side with a painting session.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20
Puppet Fairy Tales (all ages) 10:30 – 11:30am You know all the fairy tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, but do you really know what happened? And have you ever seen it with puppets? Join us as Studio Babette tells us some fairy tales with their puppets. No registration required.
Mockingjay (teens) 1:00 – 4:30pm We’ll test your knowledge of the Hunger Games, with a few yummy prizes and then we’ll watch the movie. Rated PG-13: 123 minutes Tickets are required for this program. Parents must obtain tickets for children under the age of 13.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 Diary Days (all ages) 10:00 – 11:30am Having a diary can be great. Think of all those great diary books. Wimpy Kid, Dear Dumb Diaries. Dork Diaries. Would you like to come and make your own?

Diamond Trail Branch

MONDAY, MARCH 16
Craft Wars (8-12 years) 3:45 – 4:45pm Do you have what it takes to win a craft war? The quick thinking, the creative eye and the ability to make something out of nothing? If this sounds like you, you’d better come to the library for the Craft Wars. Drop-in, no registration required.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17
Paws for Stories (all ages) 3:45 – 4:45pm Sometimes it just helps to have someone listen to you read. A furry friend perhaps? Book your 10 minute reading session with a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
MaKey MaKey Computer Creations (10-12 years) 3:45 – 4:45pm Are you ready to use a computer with a banana mouse, or play dough as the arrow keys? What about a tinfoil space bar? Do you think you can create something better? Come give it a try. Drop-in, no registration required.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
Dough Monsters (6-8 years) 3:45 – 4:45pm It’s alive! Or not. But one thing’s for sure – these crazy little monsters are totally fun to make! Drop-in, no registration required.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Face Painting (all ages) 11:30am-12:30pm Do you want to be a princess? Or a super hero?Come to the branch and get your face painted.
Mad Science: Taste (all ages) 1:00 – 2:00pm What makes things taste sweet? What about delicious? Come out for some of the Mad Science of taste! Who knows, you might even get to try a sweet or two!

Drop-in, no registration required. All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Please register in advance by calling the library or by stopping by the Information Desk.

Main Branch
50 The Boardwalk, Welland,
905-734-6210 ext 2521

Diamond Trail Branch
315 Southworth St., Welland
905-322-1061

Fort Erie

Monday March 16
Mystic Drumz
“The Button People” takes “Larry the frog” and “Slappy the Dolphin” deep below the enchanted sea to find the fabled Buttonville metropolis. Larry and his friends navigate the under-sea world to find the amazing button people. Featured instruments include Trinidad’s Steel Pan, Cuban Bongos, Spanish Castanets, European Xylophones to mention a few. All ages. Tickets $2. Centennial Branch, 10:30am. Crystal Ridge Branch, 2pm.

Tuesday March 17
Silhouette Art
Create a unique piece of art using mixed media techniques and your very own shadow! Pre-registration required. All ages. Parental participation required for children under the ages of 6. $2. Centennial Branch, 10:30am
Today is the day to wear your green and hunt for the gold! Where will the rainbow take us? Pre-Registration required. All ages. Parental participation required for children under the ages of 6.$2. Stevensville Branch, 2pm.

Wednesday March 18
South America’s Amazon Rainforest Show
This show takes a look at the bio-diversity of rainforests and the animals within them focusing mainly on South Americas Amazon Rainforest. We will display beautiful animals such as a Red Eye Tree Frog, Yellow and Green Anacondas! Also Tarantulas and Scorpions, Giant toads, Green Iguanas and a Dwarf Caiman too. All ages. Tickets $2 Centennial Branch, 10:30am. Crystal Ridge Branch, 2pm.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Everyone is invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Library for a sleepover! We will have a bedtime story time and craft, then we’ll tuck the animals in for the night, while the children go home to their beds. Do the stuffed animals have a night-life? We’ll find out with our secret cameras! All ages. Parental participation required for children under the ages of 6. $2. Stevensville Branch, 6pm.

Thursday March 19
Pete the Cat Party
Pete the Cat sure is groovy! Join us for some groovy stories and groovy crafts … and lots of groovy fun! Pre-Registration. All ages. Parental participation required for children under the ages of 6. $2. Crystal Ridge Branch, 2:30pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Everyone is invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Library for a sleepover! We will have a bedtime story time and craft, then we’ll tuck the animals in for the night, while the children go home to their beds. Do the stuffed animals have a night-life? We’ll find out with our secret cameras! All ages. Parental participation required for children under the ages of 6. $2. Centennial Branch, 6pm.

Friday March 20
Home Alone Course
Safety, first aid and comfort skills are covered in this course through interactive games and role playing. Pre-Registration is required, and may be made by calling 905-356-7340. Course fee of $30 to be arranged with SJA at time of registration. Space is limited to 18 participants. For youth ages 8 and up. Centennial Branch, 1-4pm.

Niagara on the Lake

Marck Break 2015 – Super Hero Week!

From March 17th-21st, put on your mask, lace up your boots, and join us for Super March Break!
Here’s the lineup:

Tuesday
Pieces of Prehistory
Start the week where it all began – come learn about the super heroes and super villains of prehistoric times!
Tuesday, March 17 • 10:30 am
Ages 4 & Up • $3/person
Register in advance at the Library.
Limited space.

Mario Kart 8 Tournament
Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate Mario Kart champion? Show us your best driving skills to win a great prize!
Winner will get a $25 EB Games gift card.
Friday, March 20 • 2:00 pm
Ages 10 + • $2/person
Register in advance at the Library.
Limited space.

Wednesday
Superhero Training Academy
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Suit up, get the moves, get the powers and Pow! Bam! ZAP! your way into the Library League of Super Friends!
Wednesday, March 18 • 10:30 am
• Ages 4 + • Free
Register in advance at the Library.
Limited space.

Maker Space
Squish, Build, Paste, Stick, Play, Create & Explore! Visit stations around the library and try new and favourite activities like Lego, playdough, duct tape creations, and more.
Wednesday, March 18 • 1:30 to 3:30 pm
All ages • Free • Drop In

Thursday
Megamind Movie Night
Get ready for an evening of action and adventure! Jump into your superhero pajamas and get ready for a movie night featuring everyone’s favourite super villain – Megamind! Super snacks are included.
Thursday, March 19 • 6:00 pm
Ages 4 + • Free • Film rated PG
Register in advance at the Library.
Limited space.

Friday
Meet a Firefighter
Meet Fire Chief Burbidge of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department. Interact with real firefighting equipment and learn what it takes to be a real life superhero.
Thursday, March 20 • 10:30 am
Free • All Ages •Free
Register in advance at the Library.
Limited space.

Minecraft Club – Every other Saturday from January 17 to March 28
10:00 am

Meet in the computer lab to break and build blocks and create anything you can imagine. Play alone or work together to make a new world.
Space is limited. Advance registration in person is required. It is reccomended that participants have their own account.
Fee: $2.00

 

St. Catharines Recreation

Monday, March 16

Leisure Swims
Leisure Pool 8 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, 1 – 3 p.m., 4 – 7 p.m.
Lane Pool 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 3 – 5:30 p.m., 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Public Skating
Bill Burgoyne Arena
Public Skate 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 6:00.p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.
Tuesday, March 17

Leisure Swimming
Leisure Pool 8 – 10 a.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 4 – 8 p.m.
Lane Pool 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 8 p.m.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.
Little Ray’s Reptiles
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at 2 p.m.
Pre-registration recommended.
Admission by donation ($2 suggested).
Call 905.984.8880 or email the Museum to register.

Public Skating
Bill Burgoyne Arena
Public Skate 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Adult & Preschool skate (3-6yrs) 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Rex Stimers Arena (Garden City Complex)
Public Skate 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply

Wednesday, March 18

Leisure Swimming
Leisure Pool 8 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, 1 – 3 p.m., 4 – 7 p.m.
Lane Pool 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 3 – 5:30 p.m., 6:30 – 9 p.m.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Public Skating
Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
Public Skate 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Stick & Puck Preschool (3-6yrs) 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Bill Burgoyne Arena
Public Skate – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Victorian Tea Party
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at 2 p.m.
Pre-registration recommended.
Admission by donation ($2 suggested).
Call 905.984.8880 or email the Museum to register.

Thursday, March 19

Club Rex Dinosaurs
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at 2 p.m.
Pre-registration recommended.
Admission by donation ($2 suggested).
Call 905.984.8880 or email the Museum to register.

Leisure Swimming
Leisure Pool 8 – 10 a.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 4 – 9 p.m.
Lane Pool 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 7 p.m.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Public Skating
Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
Public Skate – 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Adult & Preschool skate (3-6yrs) 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Rex Stimers Arena (Garden City Complex)
Public Skate 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Friday, March 20

Leisure Swimming
Leisure Pool 8 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, 1 – 2 p.m., 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Lane Pool 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 3 – 5:30 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Public Skating
Bill Burgoyne
Public Skate 4 – 6 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
Public Skate 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Saturday, March 21

Leisure Swimming
Leisure Pool 9 a.m. to noon, 1 – 3 p.m., 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Lane Pool 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Public Skating
Rex Stimers Arena (Garden City Complex)
Public Skate 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
Public Skate 7 – 9 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.
Sunday, March 22

Leisure Swimming
Leisure Pool 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 6 – 8 p.m.
Lane Pool 12 – 4 p.m., 6 – 8 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Public Skating
Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
Public Skate 1 – 3 p.m.
Regular admission rates and supervision rules apply.

Every day

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
First World War Patriotic Poster contest.
Artifact scavenger hunt.
Week-long build of a LEGO model of a canal lock.
Bring a few 2×4, 2×6 and 2×8 LEGO bricks to add to the project.
Exhibits on display: Doing our Bit; Citizen Soldiers; Paving the Way for Victory; and more. Visit www.stcatharinesmuseum.com for more information.

Welland Free Skate
March 16 – 20, 2015 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena (Youth)

 

Grimsby Museum
Prices are per person per programme. A waiver must be filled out for each participant.
Limited space available. Pre-registration required.

Circus Fun!
Monday March 16th
Visit our exhibit “Under the Big Top” focusing on circus toys! Lots of fun circus crafts & activities. Can you juggle? Walk a tight rope? Walk on stilts?
~ Ages 4 & 5 years
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
~ Ages 6 to 8 years
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Members $18.00 Non-Members $ 22.00

Stuff – It Animal
Creations Workshop!
Thursday March 19th
Ages 5 & UP
Build your own Buddy
Participants will stuff their own 16” animal. Choice of stuffed animal for each workshop must be made with registration. Limited number of each animal – register early!
Mystical Magic ~ 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Choice of Unicorn, Dragon or Dinosaur.
Teddy Bear Picnic ~ 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Choice of Teddy Bear—Theodore, Pink Patch, Honey, Angel, Blue Patch Honeypot, Crinkles Brown Patch or Rainbows.
Members $22.00 Non-Members $25.00

Be A Scientist!
Tuesday March 17th
Fun with science using everyday household items!
~Ages 5 & 6 years
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
~Ages 7 to 10 years
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Do your own experiments and record the results!
Members $18.00 Non-Members $ 22.00

The Travelling Reptile Show
Friday March 20th
Two fun packed shows
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Ages 4 & up
Live animal shows! This is a hands on show where you interact with the animals. This fun programme helps educate children about reptiles.
Limited space is available; please pick up tickets in advance at the Grimsby Museum.
Members $5.00 per person
Non-Members $8.00 per person

Wacky Science!
Wednesday March 18th
More fun with science using everyday household items!
~Ages 5 & 6 years
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
~Ages 7 to 10 years
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Do your own experiments and record the results! Make a Lava Lamp to take home!
Members $18.00 Non-Members $ 22.00
REGISTRATION : Limited space is available; register early to avoid disappointment. Registration is confirmed with payment. Phone registrations will
be held for 48 hours only at which time the space will be released. A waiver form must be filled out by a parent or guardian.
MEMBERSHIP FEES: Family—$25.00 per year; Individual— $16.00 per year; Corporate—$75.00 per year
REFUND POLICY: Due to costs incurred by preparation and purchasing supplies, the Grimsby Museum cannot give full refunds without 7 days notice. A 50% refund is available for cancellations with less than 7 days notice.

 

Welland Museum

  • Monday March 16
    • 10am – Noon: Ceramics and More presents animal painting. $8.00 per child
    • 1:30pm – 3pm: London Reptiles presents Giant Creatures Show with feeding time. $5.00 a child
  • Tuesday March 17
    • 10am – Noon: Search and Rescue Niagara. FREE programming.
  • Wednesday March 18
    • 10:30am – Noon: Niagara Regional Police Forensics Unit presents CSI at the Museum. FREEprogramming.
  • Thursday March 19
    • 1 – 3pm: Niagara Handweavers and Spinners Guild. FREE programming.
  • Friday March 20
    • 1 – 2pm: Mad Science presents Che”Mystery”. $5.00 per child.
    • 2 – 3pm: Mad Science presents Taste. $5.00 per child.
      ** only 8.00 per child if you register for both programs!

Address: 140 King Street, Welland
Telephone: 905-732-2215
Website: http://www.wellandmuseum.ca/

Niagara Falls History Museum

Get up close and personal with the live birds of prey from Mountsberg Conservation. Learn the unique stories of each raptor as well as general information about their species. Shows at 11am and 1pm daily. Then, explore the museum including temporary exhibits Northern Owls and Hands-On Nature on loan from the ROM. Complete a scavenger hunt, make a craft, then finish off the day with a movie @ 3pm.

Date:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 until Friday, March 20, 2015
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact:
Niagara Falls History Museum
905-358-5082

 

Pen Centre

Free events in Sears Court:
Sat March 14: Time the Puppet Tamer, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sun March 15: Creature Quest, 11am-3pm
Mon March 16 – Wed March 18: Niagara Inflatables, 10am-4pm
Thu March 19: World Water Day, 10am-9pm
Fri March 20: Mad Science of Niagara, 11am-2pm

 

Chapters Indigo
Great free activities for kids over the March Break.

MONDAY: DR. SEUSS STORYTIME -Plenty of Hoopla & Silly Stories
TUESDAY: WIMPY KID JOKES & READ ALOUD -Just-For-Fun Jokes & Read Aloud
WEDNESDAY: LEGO – Minifigures Swapathon & Make-And-Take Activity
THURSDAY: DISNEY CINDERELLA -Have A Ball & Read Some Magic
FRIDAY: KLUTZ – Arts & Crafts, Science & Laughs

Address: 285 Geneva St, St Catharines
Phone: 905-934-3494
Website: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/march-break/events/?ref=store-events-listings

 

Toys r Us

BIG HERO 6 – MONDAY
Make your own inflatable Balloon Baymax robot! A lovable, huggable character from the Disney Big Hero 6 Movie.

Play Day SEW COOL – TUESDAY
Sewing has never been so easy with Sew Cool the thread less Sewing Studio! Join us to create stuffed characters, purses, pouches, aprons and more.
No skills required, just turn on, push the button and start creating! Limited quantities of each creation available to take home.

Play Day AVENGERS & CINDERELLA – WEDNESDAY
Kids can practice their concentration while having fun with the classic game of BINGO, Avengers style! Make a horizontal, diagonal OR vertical line
to get a BINGO and receive a small prize.

Play Day STAR WARS CHARACTER QUEST – THURSDAY
Get to know your Star Wars characters with the Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Character Quest. Find and identify popular characters from
the Star Wars movie’s throughout the store and receive a small prize!

Play Day FROZEN – FRIDAY
“Do you want to build a snowman?” Come learn how to build your own Disney Frozen Olaf out of Play Doh and take home Arendelle’s friendliest snowman!

No purchase necessary. Recommended for kids 5+ years of age.

Address: 87 Meadowvale Dr, St. Catharines
Phone: 905-646-8697
Website: http://www.toysrus.ca/home/index.jsp?categoryId=2567269

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