Halton & Hamilton Events

ONGOING EVENTS

SUNDAYS

Open Studio
1 to 4 p.m.: Visit the Art Gallery of Burlington for a free drop-in open studio art workshop for families. Visit artgalleryofburlington.com.

Hike at RBG

Each Sunday of the month, volunteer Back to Nature hike leaders offer free hikes through the vast ecosystems of RBG’s lands, allowing people to familiarize themselves with the area so they can continue to explore with their friends and family. For more details, visit rbg.ca

 

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Hamilton Farmers’ Market

Open year-round, the Hamilton Farmers’ Market features 60 vendors offering produce, meat and more. hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca

SATURDAYS

Family Storytime Drop-In

10:15 a.m. Drop-in storytelling for families with children up to six years of age at Milton Public Library’s Beaty branch. Mpl.on.ca

SATURDAYS UNTIL MARCH 28

Terra Greenhouse Winter Market Milton

At Terra Greenhouse Milton. More than 160 food and artisan vendors spread over both locations. Grab a friend and do some grocery shopping, enjoy some lunch and the warm greenhouse all the while supporting local businesses. To find out more, visit terragreenhouses.co,

 

TUESDAYS

Shake, Rattle & Read Drop-in

1:15 p.m. Drop-in storytime for children 2-4 years and their caregiver at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch. Year-round. mpl.on.ca

 

WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday Wigglers

10 a.m. The Wiggler program provides children aged 2 to 4 years with the opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities. A themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres. Find more information and programs at Hamilton.ca/childrensmuseum.ca

 

THURSDAYS

Toddler Days

10:30 a.m. Each Thursday at Ireland House Museum, explore a new theme and participate in hands-on activities. Ages 2 to 4. For more details, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

AGH Friday Free Night

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the first Friday of every month, admission to the AGH is free. Join AGH Docents in a free, guided tour at 6:00 pm. Free Friday tours take on a more casual, conversational approach, and add some interesting facts and stories to your Gallery experience. For details, visit artgalleryofhamilton.com

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN MARCH

Bronte Creek’s Annual Maple Syrup Festival

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March, when the park’s annual Maple Syrup Festival gets under way. Attractions include: Pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more. To find out more, go to visitoakville.com

 

UNTIL MARCH 8

Taste of Burlington

Burlington’s finest restaurants offer prix-fixe and/or dinner options. For more details, visit tasteofburlington.ca

 

MARCH

WEDNESDAY MARCH 4

Fred Penner: The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour

A gentle giant with an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 40+ years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that blends the many genres of performing and communication. To find out more, visit coreentertainment.ca

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 4

Harry Potter Alliance Chapter Meeting

Ages 9 to 12, 6: p.m. at the Milton Public Library. Join this environmental club, which will use Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as the basis for creating change.

To find out more, phone: 905-875-2665

 

SATURDAY MARCH 7

Our Voices, Our Journeys: Black Communities in Peel 

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), a unique exhibition and oral history project combine powerful and personal stories from community members about their journeys to Caledon. Showcasing personal objects – books, clothing, photographs – that carry special historic meaning to these individuals. Exhibition reception 2 to 7 p.m. To find out more, visit pama.peelregion.ca

 

SATURDAY MARCH 7

Mike Super: Magic and Illusion 2.OH

Mike Super’s family-friendly magic and comedic wit bridges generation gaps, and takes the audience on a journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, fear and wonder that only he can deliver. It’s magical.

To find out more, visit burlingtonpac.ca

 

SUNDAY MARCH 8

Llama Llama – Live

For children aged 3+. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep, except they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical is based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney.

To find out more, visit burlingtonpac.ca

 

SUNDAY MARCH 8

Family Makers

Central location. What can you make with lose parts? Combine creativity, ingenuity and design thinking through loose parts play. Explore opportunities to design, invent, create and re-imagine together as a family. All ages welcome. Drop-in. To find out more, visit bpl.on.ca

 

THURSDAY MARCH 12

Explore Christie Lake

Hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski and explore Christie Lake’s 10-km recreational trail system. While you’re there, consider taking part in a game of Disc Golf. Conservation area park is open daily from dawn until dusk. To find out more, visit conservationhamilton.ca

 

THURSDAY MARCH 12 TO MONDAY MARCH 16

Disney on Ice

Various times. See the Disney/Pixar Car crew race across the ice; dive into undersea fun with the Little Mermaid’s Ariel; join the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the Toy Story gang; and journey with Anna, Elsa and Olaf of Disney’s Frozen to discover true love. Show times and tickets at disneyonice.com

 

FRIDAY MARCH 13

Masters of Illusion

Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have ever seen. Watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done…or can they? You will be on the edge of your seat from the jaw-dropping grand illusions, while laughing out loud at the hysterical comedy magic, as performers from around the world create magic, in front of your eyes.

Find out more at visitoakville.com

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18

Music & Movement

10 a.m. For ages one to five and caregivers. Brant Hills location, Interactive and imaginative music and movement fun. To find out more, visit bpl.on.ca

 

FRIDAY MARCH 20

Jamie Adkins: Circus Incognitus

Ages 6 and up. Jamie Adkins is a performer in the vaudeville tradition of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. With no hi-tech distractions, his irresistible character heroically battles with the everyday objects of life, permanently on the verge of disaster… moving but hilarious. He treats the audience as a partner and as a result, the show is fresh and keeps everyone enthralled and on the edge of their seats.

Find out more at visitoakville.com

 

SATURDAY MARCH 21

History Explorers Club – Medicine

At the Joseph Brant Museum. Learn all about medicine through the ages. Participants will learn about how plants were used as medicine and plant their very own peppermint seeds, which they can take home and grow. They will also meet a special guest who will bring in old medical devices and equipment for them to learn about. Participants will get to be inventors, coming up with, and making, a new medical invention. To find out more, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

MONDAY MARCH 23

Baby Rhyme Time with Stay & Play

10 a.m. For babies up to 12 months and caregivers. Come prepared to have fun with baby. Bring a blanket for baby to lie on. Lots of music, rhymes, tickles and bounces. After story time, stay for a social and play time with activities that encourage little ones to explore and discover the world around them. To find out more, visit bpl.on.ca

 

THURSDAY MARCH 26

Toddler Days – Day at the Beach

Let’s have some fun in the sun. It is only March, but we can’t wait to catch some rays. Today we will enjoy delicious “crab cakes,” decorate our own beach balls, and make an everlasting sandcastle to take home. To find out more, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

MARCH BREAK MARCH 16 TO MARCH 20

The Magical World of Wizarding

Get your wands ready as the Children’s Museum transforms into a magical school of wizardry! Visitors will learn all about Charms, Potions, Divination and even how to take care of Magical Creatures. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite witch or wizard! To find out more, visit Hamilton.ca/childrensmuseum.ca

 

Mysteries, Myths and Monsters

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each day explore one of earth, air, fire, water and ice through a variety of crafts, games and activities. Includes visits to the special exhibition, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures that will be on display at Joseph Brant Museum from the American Museum of Natural History. For more details, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

Sense-sational Arts March Break Camp

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each day, campers will explore one of the five senses through a variety of crafts, games and activities at the Ireland House Museum. For more details, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

March Break at the Museum

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 10. Explore, discover and create at your community museum this March Break. Take inspiration from the historical collection at the Oakville Museum as we explore wild watercolours, thrilling 3-D crafts, awesome abstract art and more. Challenge yourself to create a masterpiece at the museum. For more details, visit oakville.ca

 

March Break Camps 2020 Halton/Hamilton

 

Monday to Wednesday March 16 – 18

 

Ultimate Sports and Activity Camp

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sign up for the ultimate sports and activity camp at St. Thomas More Secondary School gymnasium. Includes three days of camp, T-shirt and all camp activities. For more information, visit ultimatecamp.ca

 

Monday to Friday, March 16 – 20

 

YMCA of Oakville March Break Camp

Challengers

Ages 6-9. A great choice for both returning and new campers, Challengers offers a variety of active games and crafts to enjoy while making new friends. Campers will participate in fun activities including games, crafts, swimming and rock climbing. Location, Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St. For more information, visit ymcaofoakville.org

 

Active Athletes

Ages 7-9. With a focus on participation, teamwork and fun, campers will spend each morning being active and developing skills in a variety of sports. After lunch, campers will participate in rock climbing, group games, team building activities and recreational swimming. Location, Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St. For more information, visit ymcaofoakville.org

 

Star Athletes

Ages 10-12. Designed specifically for campers who are enthusiastic about sports and want to take their skills to the next level. Each morning is spent learning the fundamentals of the designated daily sport through skill sessions and games. The remainder of the day will include team-building initiatives, rock climbing, recreational swimming and a weekly theme day. Location, Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St. For more information, visit ymcaofoakville.org

 

Creative Arts

Ages 7-10. Discover a new talent as a photographer, painter, sculptor and more. Each morning will be spent exploring a variety of art mediums related to the weekly theme. After lunch, campers will participate in drama and music games, photography, swimming and rock climbing. Location, Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St. For more information, visit ymcaofoakville.org

 

March Break Camp overnight

Ages 13-15

In partnership with YMCA Camp Pine Crest, this is an overnight camp experience where teens will sleep in winterized cabins and eat in a winterized dinning hall. With a balance of indoor and outdoor programming, camp activities will include group games and initiatives, low and high ropes, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross country skiing, shelter building and campfires.  For more information, visit ymcaofoakville.org 

 

Day Camp at Oakville Gymnastics Club

Ages 4-5 & 6-12. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Full-day campers will participate in games, gymnastics activities and crafts. At least three hours will be spent on the gymnastics equipment throughout the day, including vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline. For more information, visit oakvillegym.com

Half-day Camp at Oakville Gymnastics Club

Ages 4-5 & 6-12. Morning Camp 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Afternoon Camp 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Half Day campers will participate in games, gymnastics activities, and crafts. For more information, visit oakvillegym.com

 

Arts & Media Camp

Ages 4-14. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March Break Arts & Media Camp offers an opportunity for campers to explore and develop their artistic talents in painting, theatre, music & movement and digital photography. Taught by experienced artist-instructors, this dynamic camp is designed to provide a “sampler” of great activities selected from our popular summer Arts & Media Camps. For more information, visit appleby.on.ca

 

Early Discovery Camp

Ages 4-7. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Laugh, play and discover with Appleby’s March Break Early Discovery Camp, specifically designed to engage active and creative kids. Whether it’s working on arts and crafts projects, practicing fun sports or laughing while playing traditional camp games, there is plenty of fun to be had. For more information, visit appleby.on.ca

 

Hockey Camp Jr. & Senior

Ages 7-10 & Ages 10-15. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sharpen your skates and join us in the J.S. Gairdner indoor arena for some skill building and fun this March break. Appleby March Break Camps have joined forces with Ivy Hockey Academy and together we have designed a program for campers ages 7 – 10, and ages 10 – 15 that will engage all hockey skill levels. For more information, visit appleby.on.ca

 

Science & Success Camp

Ages 7-14. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March Break Science & Success Camp is experiment- based camp, igniting camper’s interest in science and is hands-on fun. For more information, visit appleby.on.ca

 

Sports & Adventure Camp

Ages 7-14. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sports Camp gives campers an opportunity to try their hand at a wide variety of sports, games, and team challenges. Blending instruction, competition and fun challenges creates a great experience for all participants. For more information, visit appleby.on.ca

 

Rescue Rangers
Ages 4-5 at RBG Centre. Become an animal rescue ranger as you learn how animals are rescued around the world. Come and explore our Wildlife Rescue exhibit and adventure outside through our gardens and forests. For more information, visit rbg.ca

 

Eco-system All-Stars

Ages 6-7 at RBG Centre. Become a junior ecologist as you explore how living things depend on each other to survive, and how small actions we can all take can bene t these living things. We visit our Wildlife Rescue exhibit and spend lots of time outside hiking and exploring Hendrie Park and Valley.

For more information, visit rbg.ca

 

Animal Adventurers

Ages 4-5 at Nature Interpretive Centre. There’s no better way to learn about the animals of the forest than by seeing them for yourself. We read stories, make nature crafts and learn with all five senses about the animals that live at RBG and what they do to survive. You may even encounter one face-to-face.

For more information, visit rbg.ca

 

Tree Trekkers
Ages 6-7 at nature Interpretive Centre. The natural world is full of exciting things, and we are on an outdoor quest to find them! Join us to experience the magic of the forest and wetlands around RBG. Invent a folk story with a puppet you create, pretend to be a local forest creature, or explore a forest meadow in search of animal tracks. Come ready to learn all about the hidden world outdoors. For more information, visit rbg.ca

 

Eco Explorers
Ages 8-9 at nature Interpretive Centre. Our beautiful Arboretum is the perfect place to learn all about the living treasures of the forest and wetlands. Each day you get the chance to discover something new about the natural world, whether through exploring forests and fields, using natural plant dyes, playing games, or taking on conservation projects. What will you find on your expedition? For more information, visit rbg.ca

 

Trailblazers

Ages 10-13 at Nature Interpretive Centre. Become a scientist, survivalist, and explorer — and then tell your tale. Learn by doing hands-on explorations of forests and fields, making observations of wildlife, and playing field games. Be inspired to create and share stories about the importance of diversity in the wilderness around you. For more information, visit rbg.ca

 

Performing Arts Camp

Ages 7-12. Learn the fundamentals of acting and storytelling through fun theatre games that will help you to develop your confidence and creativity while exploring all aspects of movement, singing, and dancing. For more information, visit firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

 

Visual Arts Camp

Ages 7-12. Sign up for our visual art camp and experiment with a variety of artistic mediums. For more information, visit firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

 

Sew Cool Camp

Sign up for one of our sewing camps and learn to hand-stitch to update old clothing items, create pencil cases, and device covers. You’ll also print fabric, make totes and learn about all sorts of fabric. For more information, visit firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

 

Performing Arts Camp – Junior

Ages 8-10. Explore theatrical arts and learn theatre techniques through a variety of games and activities. Work together to develop characters, build sets, improvise scenes and create choreography for a stage production at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. For more information, visit firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

 

Performing Arts Camp – Senior

Ages 9-13. Develop theatre techniques through a series of games and activities. You will also get an opportunity to direct scenes, run a rehearsal, and design the staging for your final performance at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. For more information, visit firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

 

March Mania Camp

Ages 6-14. Join McMaster University for its March Mania Sport and Activity camp. And take part in a variety of activities ranging from aquatic games and water sports, arts and crafts, drama, multi-sport, outdoor adventure and so much more. For more information, visit rec.mcmaster.ca

 

Burlington Soccer Club

Multi-Sport March Break Camp

Ages 4 to 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Boys and girls participate in a fun-filled sports week with experienced camp coaches. Sessions will be entertaining and engaging with variety of games and activities and a daily movie. This camp takes place at Sherwood Forest Domes and no previous soccer experience is required. For more information, visit burlingtonsoccer.com

 

Princess Camp

Ages 5 – 12, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Princess Camp is where your child takes an art-inspired journey to becoming a princess. She will learn to sing like Cinderella, learn to dance like a princess and create magical princess-inspired art projects and activities. On the last day (Friday) of the week, family and friends are invited to our Princess Ball where the students will showcase their week’s work. For more information, visit oakvilleacademy.com

 

March Break at Oakville Academy of the Arts

Dance, sing, and participate in drama, fine arts, and musical theatre projects; over an exciting week of fun. An expert team of enthusiastic arts professionals will introduce campers to the world of dance, art, music, and drama classes. Campers will enjoy a variety of group activities and team-building games. For more information, visit oakvilleacademy.com

 

March Break Basketball Camp

Ages 8-14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Become a basketball pro over March break at Burlington Basketball. Campers will work with coaches to learn how to play basketball or enhance their skills. No basketball experience is required. For more information, visit burlingtonbasketball.ca

 

March Break Cop Camp

March 16-19. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hamilton police are inviting youth between the ages of 9 and 14 to learn more about policing over March break. Children are engaged through physical activity, fun games and interactive presentations. Cop Camp, which has been running for more than 20 years, is offered at the East End Station For more information, visit hamiltonpolice.on.ca

 

March Break at Whitehern: Anthropomorphia

From political posters, 1930s advertising, and Beatrix Potter’s storybook creatures, to Shopkins and Transformers. Try our Hidden Objects Challenge. Spot tiny Shopkins and other anthropomorphic items hidden amongst the McQuesten family’s every-day items, enjoy creating some of your own anthropomorphic crafts in The Stable and play some traditional games like marbles and bean bag toss.

For more information, visit hamilton.ca

 

Oakville Wild March Break Soccer Camp
Ages 6-8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spend your March Break at OSC’s Oakville Wild Soccer Camp. Campers will participate in skills and drills, learn about the game of soccer, go on three off-the-pitch adventures. The activities at the Oakville Wild March Break Soccer Camp include fun games and skill development activities, an Oakville Wild Camp Cup Tournament, as well as three off-the-pitch adventures – swimming, movies and bowling. Campers will also be provided with a Pizza Pizza lunch on Friday and receive a T-shirt to wear throughout the week and soccer ball. For. More information, visit oakvillesoccer.ca

 

Kids & Critters March Break Camp
Ages 9-12, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Each day of camp at Oakville and Milton Humane Society

has a different animal focus. Campers will have hands-on time with shelter animals, play games, do crafts and meet a variety of wonderful guest speakers. Sign up for one day or all five. For more information, visit omhs.ca

 

“Sense”-sational March Break Camp at Ireland House Museum
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each day, we’ll explore one of the five senses through a variety of crafts, games and activities. For more information, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

Mysteries, Myths & Monsters
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each day we’ll explore one of earth, air, fire, water and ice through a variety of crafts, games and activities. The itinerary will include visits to the special exhibition, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures that will be on display at Joseph Brant Museum from the American Museum of Natural History. For more information, visit museumsofburlington.ca

 

Create with Clay
March 16. Ages 8-12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In this camp, artists will learn a variety of fundamental hand-building ceramics techniques. For more information, visit artgalleryofburlington.com

 

Art Skills
March 16-March 20. Ages 8-12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring your expressions to life experimenting with a wide variety of materials and techniques. In this class, both traditional and non-traditional approaches to making art will be explored as we learn to work from observation and imagination. For more information, visit artgalleryofburlington.com

 

Ceramic Art
March 16-March 20. Ages 13-17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In this camp, artists will learn a variety of fundamental hand-building ceramics techniques. They will practice with pinch-pots, slabs, and mixed media to sculpt and then paint their projects. For more information, visit artgalleryofburlington.com

 

Busy Little Artists

March 16. Ages 4-6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This camp will keep your little artist busy while having fun creating in a supportive environment tailored to engage all skill levels. For more information, visit artgalleryofburlington.com

 

March Break Soccer Camps
Ages 6-13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Milton Youth Soccer Club is hosting its second March break soccer camp. The camp will teach a variety of soccer skills. Held at Dome Jean Vanier. For more information, visit miltonmagic.com

 

Milton Theatre March Break

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Country Heritage Park is filled with song and laughter as 100+ campers enjoy drama games, crafts, dance, vocal and much more as their love for the arts and the theatre world grows. All campers will end their camp week with a performance catered to the theme of the week.

For more information, visit miltontheatre.ca