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Family Activities November 24, 25

Nov 23, 2018

Warm and snowy weather – what can be better for a family winter adventure? Go out and have fun with these local events:

Parry Sound Ems Toy Drive
Ambulances will be collecting donations for the annual Toy Drive at these locations plus during the Santa Clause Parade: Parry Sound Mall, Canadian Tire, Shoppers, Walmart
November 24, 7:00 am - 11:59 pm, Parry Sound - various locations

City Streets Christmas Artisan House Tour
Mark your calendars - Saturday, November 24th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. This event showcases 29 of the local artisans. Quality gifts are waiting for you at 871 Bourke St., 635 Scollard St., 1184 Lawson St., 379 Maplewood., 970 Premier Rd., and 358 Fifth Ave. W. Detailed brochures for this event with maps to locations and information about the artisans will be available at The FARM, 154 Main St. W., North Bay or on our website at
November 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 am, City Street Tour, 871 Bourke Street, North Bay

Emsdale Agricultural Society Christmas Craft And Bake Sale
Let’s get the Christmas Shopping Season started Lots of local crafters, vendors, artists, bakers and small businesses... Refreshments available.
November 24, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Emsdale Community Centre, 32 Joseph St, Almaguin Highlands

Highland Christmas Craft Show
The Annual Highland Christmas Craft Show is happening on Saturday November 24, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Sundridge-Strong-Joly Arena in Sundridge.
November 24, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, SSJ Arena, 14 Albert Street North, Strong Township

Ontario Early Years Centre – Nipissing
Stay and Play all day. At 12:30 pm Circle: Literacy rich songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories for everyone.
November 24, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 171 Chippewa Street West, North Bay, ON
705-474-8910 ext. 0

Kearney Christmas Fun Fair
Christmas crafts, baked goods, senior’s penny sale, face painting and children's crafts. Draw for grocery basket. Soup, snacks, luncheon plates and beverages available. Santa will be there as well, so bring your camera.
November 24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Kearney Community Centre, 8 Main Street, Kearney, Almaguin Highlands

Grace Anglican Snowman Christmas Bazaar 
Bake sale, pantry sale, Christmas treasures, craft sale and candy sale. If you want to get warmed up their luncheon that starts at 11 a.m. has homemade chili, sandwiches and desserts.
November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Grace Anglican Church, 92 Ottawa Ave., South River

One Of A Kind Show Artisan Show
Christmas at the Stockey Centre will showcase the work of the most talented artisans from all around our region. This is an opportunity to find that special something for the hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list.

  • November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • November 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario, Parry Sound

L'Arche North Bay 9th Annual Craft Sale and Bake Table
All are welcome to attend this annual event in support of L'Arche North Bay. Lunch is being served from the kitchen from 11:30 - 1:00 pm ($6 with children under 10 @ $3); the facility is wheelchair accessible. We look forward to seeing you there.
November 24, 10:00 am - 03:00 pm, Holy Name of Jesus Parish 895 Memorial Drive, North Bay

Cookie Walk - Trinity United Church
Delicious holiday treats sold by the container. Come early for best selection. 100% of proceed will be used for Trinity’s maintenance and general expenses. Only cash can be accepted.
November 24, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm, Trinity United Church, McIntyre Street East, North Bay

Youth Chess Tournament
Youth Chess Tournament Saturday, November 24th at 10:15 am to 3:45 pm Fees: $10 for Recreational, $27.50 for Standard Awards ($20 before Nov. 22), $32.50 for Premium Awards ($25 before Nov. 22). Contact Robert to register 705-746-3164
November 24, 10:15 am - 3:45 pm, Parry Sound Public Library 29 Mary Street, Parry Sound

Family Favourites: Home Alone
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.
November 24, 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 

Saturday Public Skate
Saturday Public Skate 12pm - 2pm, $2/skater. Skates only; no boots, strollers or wagons. CSA approved helmets strongly recommended.
November 24, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 7 Mary Street, Parry Sound

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.
November 24, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan

Lego Tournament
Think you're a Lego Master? The challenge is on (again) and the winner will take home a Lego Trophy. How do you win? Get the best score in our 3 speed rounds, creativity round and our blindfold round. Show off your skills. Please pre-register. Register By: Friday, 23 November 2018
November 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan

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.
November 24, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 30 Catherine St W, Callander

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.
November 24, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Parry Sound Public Library, 29 Mary Street, Parry Sound

Optimist Club Of Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade 2018
The Optimist Club of Parry Sound is once again partnering with the Town of Parry Sound to bring you the Santa Claus Parade. This year's parade will be held on Saturday, November 24. For more information, visit
November 24, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Parry Sound - James Street

Mattawa Christmas Parade Of Lights 2018
The parade will be leaving the Algonquin Nursing Home at 6:00 pm on Saturday, Nov 24th, 2018 and will end up at Mike Rodden Arena. Free skating & snacks at the arena from 7:00-9:00 pm. Santa will be there to hand out candy to the children.
November 24, 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm, Mike Rodden Arena, Pine Street, Mattawa

Public Skating
Public Skating at the Burk's Falls, Armour and Ryerson Arena every Sunday 1-3pm. $2.00 18 years and older, $1.00 children under 18. The Arena has a limited selection of used figure/hockey skates and helmet for use, just ask the canteen staff for assistance.
November 25, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ryerson & Burk's Falls Memorial Arena, 220 Centre St, Burk's Falls