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Family Activities August 11, 12

Aug 10, 2018

Another great summer weekend to have fun and make memories is upon us! See kids friendly events in the area:

Sundridge Sunflower Festival 2018 
The Sundridge Sunflower Festival is the largest annual summer festival in the Almaguin area. Located downtown in beautiful Sunny Sundridge, Ontario this festival features live music, family activities, great food and a street market with over 100 vendors. With new activities and events added every year this year’s festival will be better than the last. Last year (2017) was a very successful year with an estimated attendance of approx. 5,000 people. That means more than 5 times the population of Sundridge came out to enjoy the Sunflower Festival! We hope that we can continue this success in 2018. The 2018 Sundridge Sunflower Festival will be held the weekend of August 11th, 2018. Come out and bloom with us.
August 11, 7:30 am - 11:59 pm, Sundridge – Downtown, Main Street, Almaguin Highlands
 
Britt And Byng Inlet 150th Birthday 
Events all day including children’s fishing derby, face painting and games. Classic car show, live music, craft vendors, food, beer tent, cake cutting, historic photos etc. Events take place on the waterfront and at the Britt Recreation centre. Hwy 69 to Hwy 526, Britt and follow the signs. 
August 11, 9:00 am - 11:59 pm, Britt Legion, 511 Highway 526, Parry Sound
 
Ontario Early Years Centre – Nipissing
Stay and Play all day. Obstacle Course. At 12:30 pm Circle: Literacy rich songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories for everyone.
August 11, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 171 Chippewa Street West, North Bay, ON
705-474-8910 ext. 0
 
Hiking Laurier Woods - Youth Outdoors Hike
Come join in on a great Saturday hike in the beautiful outdoors. We will be meeting at Laurier Woods Conservation Area to begin the hike at 10am. We will be on the lookout for all kinds of animals and birds while enjoying the fresh air and natural environment.
Did you know that being outdoors has proven to enhance focus, boost energy, and improve one's relationships? One study even showed a strong correlation between youth being outdoors and increased academic performance.
Please bring the following so you are comfortable and prepared: water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent.
Note: We are meeting at the Brule St. access point and not the Laurier Ave. access point.
This event is totally free and for all aged 13-19. Extra water and some snacks will be provided.
August 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Laurier Woods Conservation Area, Brule Street, North Bay
 
Quilting in the Country
The Almaguin Quilt Guild is again having a quilt show called Quilting in the Country in a century old barn. There will be a Merchant Mall, a Daily Demo, a Tea Room, a Quilt Raffle and door prizes.
August 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
August 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Sohm Homestead, 167 Bunker Hill Road, South River
 
Family Favourites: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.
August 11, 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 
705-476-6410
 
Lego Build Tournament
Join our summer student, Allie Hamilton, in completing a number of Lego challenges to see who will take home the Lego Cup. Or, just use the library’s massive lego collection to free build. Ages 6-12.
August 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan
 
Makerspace & Lego Club
Makerspace: 12:00 - 1:00, Lego Club: 1:00 - 2:00 Weekly on Saturday. Starting at 12, tinker with some of the newest tech toys, gadgets and games. Then at 1:00, we break out the Lego and you can build the biggest, wildest creation you can think of.
August 11, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan
powassaninfo@gmail.com
 
STEAM Saturdays at Callander Library
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Different programs being run every Saturday between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. These are drop in programs, no registration required.
August 11, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 30 Catherine St W, Callander
705-752-2544
 
Public Swimming
Public Swimming in Powassan happens Saturday 1pm to 4pm (for August). Cost is $4 per person.
August 11, 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm, Powassan Lions Community Pool, 341 Edward Street, Powassan
705-491-1065
 
Kid Zone Saturday At The Library
Join us for games on the Wii, classic board games, colouring, crafts and snacks every Saturday afternoon from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. This program is FREE, no registration required.
August 11, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Parry Sound Public Library, 29 Mary Street, Parry Sound
705-746-9601
 
Sunday Community Breakfast
Breakfast every Sunday includes coffee and tea. All ages - $6
August 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Corbeil Four Seasons Club, 1482 Corbeil Road, North Bay
Corbeil4seasons@gmail.com