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2012-11-02

What to Do This Weekend - Fairs, Plays, New Family Fun ... and even a visit with Santa!

Well, Folks: Two things
  1. It is the weekend of the Fall Fair... and...
  2. Christmas events have officially started for the Season!
Oh yeah, you read that last part right...This weekend marks the Colony of Avalon's Christmas Open House (Saturday and Sunday)! There will be plenty to see in their gift shop and 17th century replica kitchen and I have to say, methinks there will be a trip to Ferryland for me in the next couple of days ;) But that is not all for Christmas, no sirree: Santa is scheduled to make an early-bird appearance at the SPCA Fall Fair this Saturday at 1PM! Children are welcome to bring their letters if they already have them done.

As for Fall Fairs, well, the SPCA isn't the only one - on Saturday there are the following events planned in and around the city: St. James United Church Sale & Morning Coffee; St. John the Evangelist Flea Market; St. Mark's Church Fall Fair; St. Peter's Parish Fall Fair; and the True Crafter's Fair...and on Sunday, there is the International Food and Craft Fair at the Holiday Inn. Details on all these events can be found in the calendar

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We are into a new month (nah... ya don't say?) and that brings a change in the theme of the Fluvarium Kid's Program - Fish Nests! Children will learn all about how trout prepare their nests and lay their eggs... and they may even see a female do just that in the underground viewing area! Saturdays and Sunday at 1:30.

Botanical Garden Family fun program continues and this is also the last weekend, I believe, for their Edible Garden. If it is decent out, it is always well worth a stroll.

Also, don't forget: Pony rides for kids ($5) every weekend at Clovelly Stables Family Sundays!



The theme for The Rooms Family Fun Program this weekend is Fun with Flags, children will learn why and how  flags were so important in days gone by and will make their own special family flag! Sunday 2-4 PM. The Rooms also has a family-friendly play on Sunday as part of the Storytelling Festival: Nutty Neighbours and Gluttonous Guests... pop over and make an afternoon of it!

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As always, you can find details for these events and more in my calendar here. In the meantime, here is a snapshot of the week ahead.... have a good one!

Fri Nov 2  
  • Story Telling Festival
Sat Nov 3  
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  • Story Telling Festival
  • St. James UCW sale and morning coffee
  • SPCA Fair (Santa at 1PM)
  • St. John the Evangelist Church Topsail flea market
  • St. Mark's Church Fall Fair
  • St. Peter's Parish (Upper Gullies) Fall Fair
  • True Crafter's Fair
  • Colony of Avalon Christmas Open house
  • St. John’s Farmers’ Market - Lion’s Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue 
  • Fluvarium Kids Club November Program: Fish Nests!  
  • Saturday Afternoon Storytime @ Mount Pearl Public Library  
Sun Nov 4  
  • Story Telling Festival
  • Colony of Avalon Christmas Open house
  • FAMILY PERFORMANCE: NUTTY NEIGHBOURS AND GLUTTONOUS GUESTS
  • FALL FAMILY PROGRAMS @ MUN BOTANICAL GARDEN 
  • St. John's Kid Hava Java Playdates - Hava Java  
  • CLB Sunday Market - CLB Armoury, Harvey Road  
  • Fluvarium Kids Club November Program: Fish Nests!  
  • FUN WITH FLAGS (The Rooms Fam. Fun)
  • Clovelly Stables Family Sundays 
  • Flea market @ Jack Byrne Arena 
Tue Nov 6
  • Family and Child Care Connections drop-in playgroups - Family Childcare Connections 50 Pippy place, St. Johns 
  • Active Kids @ NL Sports complex on Crosbie Road 
  • Weekly Tots Program at The Rooms 
Wed Nov 7
  • Free Admission @ The Rooms - The Rooms 
  • Children's Remembrance Day event at The Mount Pearl Public Library
Thu Nov 8  
  • Family and Child Care Connections drop-in playgroups - FCC - 50 Pippy Place 
  • Active Kids @ NL Sports complex on Crosbie Road 

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