Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Open year-round, the Hamilton Farmers’ Market features 60 vendors offering everything from produce to meat, fish, poultry, eggs, baked goods, flowers, specialty foods and artisans. Hours of operation and details at hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca.
Family Storytime Drop-in
10:15 a.m.: Drop-in storytime for families with children up to 6 years of age at Milton Public Library’s Main and Beaty branches. Details at mpl.on.ca.
1 to 4 p.m.: Visit the Art Gallery of Burlington for a free drop-in open studio art workshop for children and parents. For more information visit artgalleryofburlington.com.
Second Monday of every month
Parental Leave First Timer? New Parents, Babies and New Releases
10 to 10:45 a.m.: Parental Leave First Timer? Visit Oakville Public Library’s Woodside Branch for New Parents, Babies and New Releases. If you are a parent caring for a child younger than 12 months old and want to explore books and culture with a staff librarian and other parents, bring your baby, some snacks and join in the free fun. More information at opl.on.ca.
Wee Reads Drop-In
2 p.m.: Drop-in storytime for children 6 – 23 months of age and their caregiver at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch. Year-round. Details at mpl.on.ca.
Shake, Rattle & Read Drop-in
2 p.m.: Drop-in storytime for children 2 – 4 years of age and their caregiver at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch. Year-round. Details at mpl.on.ca.
9:30 to 11 a.m.: Children age 2 to 4 years engage in activities at Hamilton Children’s Museum. Details at Hamilton.ca/childrensmuseum.
First Friday of the month
AGH Friday Free night
4 to 8 p.m.: On the first Friday of every month, admission to Art Gallery Hamilton is free. Add to your evening by joining a guided tour. Details at Hamilton.ca.
Until January 31
Winter Festival of Lights
Explore the amazing glowing light displays that make up the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls every evening along an 8 km route. Details at niagarafallstourism.com.
Until February 18
Winter Sleigh Rides
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Don’t let winter keep you inside – at Mountsberg Conservation Area, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. Available daily from December 26, 2018 until January 4, 2019 and weekends and holidays from January 5 to February 18. Visit conservationhalton.ca for more information.
Burlington Public Library
All Burlington Public Library branches offer fun events monthly for parents and children to enjoy together. For more information, visit bpl.on.ca.
Friday February 1
P.A. Day Afternoons at the Museum
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Spend the afternoon at Erchless Estate for museum-inspired activities and a tour. Ages 6 – 10. $11.98. Oakville.ca.
Friday February 1 and 15
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Register your 6-12 year old for single day camps, which include exhibition tours, art and craft making at Art Gallery of Burlington. Register at artgalleryofburlington.ca.
Oakville Public Library PA Day Programs
10 to 11 a.m.: Drop in to Oakville Public Library’s Central branch to make, create, learn and discover. Ages 5 and up. opl.on.ca.
Saturday February 2
Chinese New Year Celebration 2019
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Redleaf Cultural Integration is hosts hosts this event at Burlington Glad Tidings Church. redleafculturalintergration.ca.
Mike Super – Magic & Illusion
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Join Mike for an evening of mystical wonders at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.
WNED-TV’s Kid Fest
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Head to Royal Botanical Gardens for meet-and-greets an assortment of activities, prizes, and more. Visit wned.org.
Roaring ‘20s Gala
5:30 p.m.: Barton Village Festival hosts this fundraiser at The Venetian Club Ballroom. Proceeds to the festival. Email email@example.com.
Sunday February 3
Art of Time Ensemble: Hosted by Glenn Gould
4 to 7 p.m.: Art of Time Ensemble brings this performance to Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Visit burlingtonpac.ca.
Classical Family 3 Game On!
2:30 p.m.: This is Niagara Symphony Orchestra presentation at Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.
Monday February 4
Oakville Public Library Unicorn Party
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Head to Oakville Public Library’s Glen Abbey Branch to celebrate unique you. Ages 5 – 8. Details at opl.on.ca.
Wednesday February 6
Rumble: The Concert
7:30 p.m.: This concert at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines tells the story of how Indigenous musicians influenced popular music. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.
Thursday February 7 – March 28
COPEing With Toddler Behaviour
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: For parents of children ages 12 to 36 months a free eight-week workshop at the Sanford Avenue EarlyON Centre in Hamilton. Details at mchcommunityed.ca.
Saturday February 9
Things My Fore-Sisters Saw
2 p.m.: An one-woman show presented at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.
Sunday February 10
Heritage Bread Workshop
1 to 4 p.m.: Bisit Ireland House Museum for a heritage bread workshop. For more information, visit museumsofburlington.ca.
Rumble The Concert
7 p.m.: Presented at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets available at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.
Thursday February 14
The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
1 p.m.: Leslie McCurdy invokes the spirit of Harriet Tubman in this presentation at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. oakvillecentre.ca.
February 14 – 17
Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
Various show times: Follow the story at the students of East High at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.
Friday February 15
The Sleeping Beauty
2 p.m.: The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa performs at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.
Rumble: The Concert
1 and 8 p.m.: Presented at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.
Saturday February 16
Pete the Cat: Theatreworks USA
2 to 5 p.m.: A new musical based on the widely popular Pete The Cat series of children’s books. Recommended for children ages 4+. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.
Steelpan: Music and History
3 to 4 p.m.: A melodic black history presentation suitable for ages 8+ at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch. Register at mplca.evanced.info.
Meet Teresa Pitman
1 p.m.: Parenting author Teresa Pitman will be at Indigo Burlington Centre discussing her book about baby-led weaning. Details at Indigo.ca/events.
Sunday February 17
History Explorers Club – Renaissance
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Become a Renaissance master at Ireland House Museum. museumsofburlington.ca.
Monday February 18
Family Day Event
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Tour Bronte Creek Provincial Park and enjoy activities. Visit brontecreek.org.
TheatreWorks USA – Pete the Cat
1:30 p.m.: This new musical is presented at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.
Tall Stories of England – Emily Brown and The Thing
9:30 & 11:30 a.m.: Tall Stories presents this show at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. firstontariopac.ca.
Family Day – Dufflebag Theatre Company presents Peter Pan
10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.: Presented at Rehearsal Hall, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.
Monday February 18 to March 10
Taste of Burlington
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Burlington’s finest restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner options. Details at tasteofburlington.ca.
Friday & Saturday February 22, 23
Pete the Cat
11 a.m. Friday and 1 p.m.: Presented at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.
Saturday February 23
Mini Pop Kids Live
3 p.m.: Canada’s number one music brand for kids comes to Hamilton’s FirstOntario Concert Hall. Tickets at coreentertainment.ca.
Sunday February 24
Heritage Jam Workshop
1 to 4 p.m.: Prepare and sample an assortment of jams. Details at museumsofburlington.ca.
Wednesday February 27
Pete the Cat: The Musical
7 p.m.: Presented at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.
Wednesdays February 27 – April 17
Circle of Security
6 to 8 p.m.: For parents of children ages 1-6, a free eight-week workshop at Family Church of Heritage Green, 360 Isaac Brock Dr. Stoney Creek. Details at mchcommunityed.ca.
January 23 to February 6
Taste of Oakville
Taste of Oakville features several of the Town’s finest restaurants, all offering signature prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus. For details visit atasteofoakville.com.
Saturday January 26
Family Literacy Day Performance:The Three Little Pigs
2 – 2:45 p.m: The ever-popular Dufflebag Theatre Group returns to OPL for another special performance to celebrate Family Literacy Day. This hilarious and energetic troupe brings popular and classic fairytales to life using elements of improv and audience participation. Tickets available at all OPL branches starting Satruday, Jan 19. Details at www.opl.on.ca.
The Mozart Effect Live
7:30 to 10 p.m.: Based on the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and featuring his most popular works, The Mozart Effect: Live takes the presentation of the live symphony orchestra to an entirely new place. Performed by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information, visit hpo.org.
Sunday January 27
Family Literacy Day
Family Literacy Day encourages parents to practice learning with their children every day. Celebrate at home or your local library. Visit abclifeliteracy.ca.
One Thing Leads to Another: A Young People’s Theatre Production
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: One Thing Leads to Another is a popular and critically-acclaimed show commissioned by Young People’s Theatre, and created specifically for infants. As they develop and thrive, babies use their sense to learn about the world. In this play, performers engage with the audience using music, enticing visuals and tactile experiences. For more information, visit burlingtonpac.ca.
Family Literacy Day Celebration
2 to 4 p.m.: Celebrate Family Literacy Day at Oakville Public Library’s White Oaks Branch. Enjoy activities, games, and crafts where families and children will connect, play, and learn. Details at oplon.ca.
Tuesday January 29
Boys, Girls and Other Mythological Creatures
1 p.m.: This is a thoughtful and hilarious play about our ability to transform, presented at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Suitable for Grades 1 to 5. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.
Taste of Burlington Launch Event
5:30 to 8 p.m.: Enjoy an evening of food tasting and drink sampling at the Taste of Burlington event at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Meet the participating restaurateurs and their delectable cuisine. For more information, visit tasteofburlington.ca.
Wednesday January 30
7:30 p.m.: Indigenous dance group Djuki Mala brings their high-energy contemporary dance and storytelling show from North East Arnhem Land, Australia. The YouTube sensations fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture to create an exuberant performance. Presented at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. Tickets and more information at firstontariopac.ca.