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March Break Madness: Past Times on Planet Earth!

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Are you excited for March Break? So are we! In this blog post, we'll give you a sneak peek at some of the fun programs that we have planned for those of you taking a break from school!

Every year, we try to come up with a theme that will appeal to everyone. In past years, we've had fun with themes such as outer space and animals from around the world. This year, we're pleased to be back for our first in-person March Break in two years! We thought it would be fun to offer programming centred around people and animals that inhabited our planet in the past. Read on to learn about all the fun activities we have in store for you!

Dynamic Dinos Storytime - Does your little one love dinosaurs? So do we! We have a super-special March Break story session all about the wonderful Prehistoric world of dinosaurs. Come stomp, sing, and roar along with us!

Register through Eventbrite. Happening on Tuesday March 15th and Thursday March 17th.

Terrific Turtles: Modern Day Dinosaurs - In this joint event with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, join their education staff to learn more about the turtles who live in Ontario, how they have remained unchanged since ancient times, and how we can help to protect them in the future! Register through Eventbrite; happening on Wednesday March 16th at 10:30 AM in Holland Landing, and at 1:30 PM in Mount Albert.

Past Times Painting: Pop Art - Everyone can make art, and anything can be art – that’s what the pop art movement of the 1950s and 60s was all about. Create a vibrant painting with pop art techniques, and have fun connecting with new friends over paint and canvas! All supplies included – just bring yourself, dressed & ready to get a little messy. Register through Eventbrite; happening on Thursday March 17th at 10:30 AM.

Write Your Own Story! - In partnership with The Writer's Community of York Region, we are pleased to announce a workshop to help you jumpstart the creative process for our annual Write On contest for 2022! Kindle your creativity, light a fire within your imagination, and follow along in this interactive workshop facilitated by author, musician, and martial artist Paul Yanuziello for ages 7 - 12. Register through Eventbrite; happening on Thursday March 17th at 6:30 PM.

Ancient Egypt: Canopic Jars! - Make your own canopic jar and learn about the mummification process! Test out what mixture works best to preserve organs (aka sliced apples). Ages 6+. Register on Eventbrite; happening on Friday March 18th at 1:30 PM.

French Storytime - Join us for some fun stories and songs, all in French! Whether you’ re already fluent in French, are currently learning it, or are a complete beginner, it doesn’t matter! Come join us in spreading a love of languages and language learning. Register on Eventbrite; happening on Friday March 18th at 10:30 AM.

Dino Bop - What's more fun than dinosaurs and dancing? Come dressed as your favorite dinosaur, and experience the world of movement and dance. Register through Eventbrite; happening on Saturday, March 19th at 10:30 AM.

Retro Beats for Teens - Learn to use beats and stems to remix your own retro music. You’ll use an Akai MPC synth pad, MakeyMakeys, and a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to get started creating or remixing your own sounds. It’s also the place the meet up with other creative EG teens interested in making digital music. If you want to keep any recordings you create in the session, bring an email address to use for file sharing. Register on Eventbrite; happening on Saturday March 19th at 1:30 PM.

We hope that you can join us for all our fun themed March break activities two weeks from now!

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