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October 16, 2019 | Wednesday
Lulu's Childcare Centre - Open House
Lulu's | 9824 Fourth Street Sidney
Free.
Our childcare centre is complete! We are ready to share our beautiful space with families & educators. Please come say hello & take a peek!.

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October 17, 2019 | Thursday
Kindergym Drop-In
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
Drop in for $3.25
Kindergym is a movement program designed for children and their caregiver to play together. Balls, hoops, ride-on toys, climbers and mats allow children to creatively explore. Staff will lead songs and circle time. Get active together for life. $3.25 per child..

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Youth Life Skills Cooking - Tacos
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
1 class for $10.00
Join us for a monthly culinary feast! Each course will cover safe knife skills and meal planning as youth gain hands-on experience cooking with fresh, local ingredients creating mealtime favourites..

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October 18, 2019 | Friday
Halloween Dive-in Movie
Nanaimo Aquatic Centre | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Enjoy a Halloween-themed movie in the pool..

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Coast Capital Free Swim
Beban Pool | Nanaimo
Free
Admission to pool only; weight room not included..

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DigiLab: Sew What?!
Nellie McClung Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Combine simple hand sewing with technology to make gloves you can use with a smartphone. This program is by teens, for teens. Supplies provided. Beginners welcome. For ages 13-18. Registered..

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Lego Stories
Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library | Sidney
Free
Listen to stories while you use the library's Lego to create a masterpiece to put on display at the library. 5 years and up..

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October 19, 2019 | Saturday
Forest Spook-tacular
Francis/King Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Drop by anytime between 11am and 2pm with family and friends for this spook-tacular day of Halloween fun with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. At 11:15am and 1:15pm, join the guided walks if you dare. The cauldron will be filled with spooky treasures from the natural world. Displays, activities, and Halloween crafts await. Wear a costume and win a prize. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Rd. All ages..

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Kindergym Drop-In
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
Drop in for $3.25
Kindergym is a movement program designed for children and their caregiver to play together. Balls, hoops, ride-on toys, climbers and mats allow children to creatively explore. Staff will lead songs and circle time. Get active together for life. $3.25 per child..

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Home Alone Program Preparing Youth
Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way Victoria
1 class for $35.00
The before and after school times or occasional outings for parents are easily dealt with when your child is H.A.P.P.Y a Home Alone Program Prepared Youth! Program focuses on home and personal safety and emergency procedures. Booklet and Parent/Guardian handout included..

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Vic west toy library
HighPoint Community Church | 949 Fullerton Ave Victoria
$15/6 months or $30/year
We are a volunteer run toy library where parents, grandparents or caregivers can borrow a large variety of educational toys, games and new play materials on a regular basis, significantly contributing towards the development and education of your....

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MINI GARDEN series (Terrarium Gardens)
the Gardens at HCP | 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Victoria
$85/4 week series or $ 25/1 week
What is it about miniature gardens that intrigues us? Is it the adorable tiny plants we choose to nestle into interesting and unusual containers…vintage, upcycled, or made? If you love miniatures of all kinds, give this a try!.

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Night at Museum: Maya Family Sleepover
Royal BC Museum | 675 Belleville ST Victoria
$80
During our next family Night at the Museum, you will travel back to the rain forests at the heart of the Maya culture, inspired by the Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition..

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Indigenous Stories for Families with Miss Vancouver Island
James Bay Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Join Katelynne Herchak for stories and myths from the North. Katelynne is an Indigenous education leader and was both the 2015 Miss Vancouver Island and 2019 National Canadian Miss Coastal British Columbia. She is Inuk from Kuujjuaq, Quebec, and has been a visitor on Kewungen territory for 23 years. For children and their families. Registered..

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Tsawout First Nation Stories and Crafts
Central Saanich Branch Library | Victoria
Free
Join a Tswawout First Nation Cultural Elder in Residence for an afternoon of Indigenous storytelling and traditional crafts and to learn workds and phrases in SENCOTEN, the language of the Saanich People. For children and their families. Registered..

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Maple Leaf Movie Nights: Giselle
Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet | 310 Henry Street Victoria
$10
Join us the third Saturday of every Month to enjoy a screening of a well known ballet! We ask that you please do not bring outside food or drink, this is a fundraiser and concession will be available. Tickets: Available in advance and sold at the door $10 General admission $8 Youth(under 12)/ Senior.

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October 20, 2019 | Sunday
Forest Spook-tacular
Francis/King Regional Park | Victoria
Free
Drop by anytime between 11am and 2pm with family and friends for this spook-tacular day of Halloween fun with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. At 11:15am and 1:15pm, join the guided walks if you dare. The cauldron will be filled with spooky treasures from the natural world. Displays, activities, and Halloween crafts await. Wear a costume and win a prize. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Rd. All ages..

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Slider's Surprise Birthday Party
Greenglade Community Centre | Sidney
Surprise Slider at a secret Kindergym birthday party. Make birthday cards and decorations, and when the birthday boy arrives, yell surprise. Party games and cupcakes to follow. Ages 0-5 with a parent. Limited spaces..

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Slider's Birthday Stroll
Panorama Recreation | Sidney
After his morning birthday party, Slider heads over to Panorama to share his cake with everybody he sees..

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October 22, 2019 | Tuesday
Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Victoria City Hall, Antechamber | Douglas St and Pandora Ave Victoria
Free
Are you and your family prepared for an emergency such as a power outage, winter storm, earthquake or tsunami? Learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster..

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