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Family Activities December 8, 9

Dec 7, 2018

This weekend is definitely something to look forward to – even more Christmas events and fun happening in the area:

Breakfast With Santa Presented By The Optimist Club Of Parry Sound 
Come and enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Bobby Orr Community Centre on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8am - 12pm. Breakfast Pricing: $3 for Children, $5 Adults, $15 for a family of 4. Contact kimberlys@onekidsplace.ca for meetings with Sensitive Santa.
December 8, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Bobby Orr Community Centre, 7 Mary Street, Parry Sound
 
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. Daddy & Me: Enjoy a light snack and lots of fun with other dads and their children (Registration required).
December 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 171 Chippewa Street West, North Bay, ON
705-474-8910 ext. 0
 
Photos With Santa
Book your appointment to visit with Santa and have your photo taken from 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday December 8 at 250 Clark. It's free. Call 705-724-2813 to book your appointment. Be sure to bring your letters to Santa. 11:30 am – 12 pm is more informal - just come for a chat with Santa.
December 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 250 Clark Street, Powassan
 
Emmanuel Annual Cookie Walk
On December 8, 2018 from 10 am until sold out (or noon) at 395 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Emmanuel United Church is having our Cookie Walk. We will help you fill your box with your selection of cookies and squares - cookies $8.00 per dozen and squares $10.00 per dozen. Parking off William Street.
December 8, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Emmanuel United Church, 395 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay
 
Grinch Slime Party
Our Grinch Slime Party all about making slime. Slimy Demonstrations and Hands-On Slime Making abound. The party participants will create their option take-home slime, including Grinch Slime, Rudolph Slime, or Snowball Slime.
Drop in. Depending on ability and age it can take anywhere from 30 min to 1 h. Come by anytime between 11am - 2pm. Activities and other crafts will be available for the kids to make and play. It's a real party. This event is hosted in the WKP Kennedy Gallery.
$15. All children must be accompanied by an adult - accompanying adults are admitted free.
December 8, 11:00 am - 02:00 pm, W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, Main Street East, North Bay
 
Annual Christmas Party For Family Support Services Families 
Annual Christmas Party for Children's Respite and Family Support Services families. Santa will be there, cookie decorating and gifts from Santa. RSVP required.
December 8, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Highlander Brew Co, 309 B HighwaY 124, South River
705-584-5384
 
Santa's Little Village
Mr. & Mrs. Claus are visiting the Y and bringing Santa's Little Village with them. All are welcome for games, a bake sale, silent auction, face painter and of course, pictures with Santa.
December 8, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Parry Sound YMCA, 36 Smith Crescent, Parry Sound
705-746-0511
 
Family Favourites: Polar Express 3D
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.
December 8, 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 
705-476-6410
 
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.
December 8, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan
powassaninfo@gmail.com
 
Saturday Series: Grinch Escape Room
The Library is the place to be on Saturdays. This Saturday, sign up for an awesome Grinch Escape Room. 
$2 per person, please pre-register.
December 8, 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm, Powassan & District Union Public Library, 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.
December 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 30 Catherine St W, Callander
705-752-2544
 
A Northern Christmas
South River Skating Club annual Christmas Carnival. South River Skating club presents… A Northern Christmas with special appearance by the Almaguin Spartans. Admission - $5, children 5 and under free. Raffle, 50/50 draw & Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
December 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, South River - Machar Community Centre & Arena, 1A Lincoln Ave, South River 
 
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.
December 8, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Parry Sound Public Library, 29 Mary Street, Parry Sound
705-746-9601
 
Sundridge Santa Parade And Tree Lighting 2018
The parade begins at the Sundridge Centennial Public School at 4:45 p.m. and ending at the SSJ Arena. Lighting of the Tree Ceremony is at the Sundridge-Strong-Joly Arena at 5:15 p.m. Visit Santa, enjoy hay rides, refreshments, free skating.
December 8, 4:45 pm - 11:59 pm, Sundridge Centennial Public School, 118 Main Street, Almaguin Highlands
 
NBSO: How The Grinch Stole Christmas
A North Bay tradition. Celebrate the season with your favourite music performed by orchestra and choir. It's the timeless holiday story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
December 8, 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm, Capitol Centre, 150 Main St. E., North Bay
705-474-4747
 
Cookies With Mrs. Claus
The Burk's Falls and District Historical Society is hosting a Christmas Celebration and Mrs. Claus is coming to town. Join us to decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus at the Burk's Falls Arena. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
December 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Armour Ryerson Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena, 220 Centre Street, Almaguin Highlands
705- 382-3332
 
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.
December 9, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ryerson & Burk's Falls Memorial Arena, 220 Centre St, Burk's Falls