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OCT 2013 TO APRIL 2014

AT T H E O A K V I L L E C E N T R E

THE NIGHTINGALE FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY SHELDON CASAVANT THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR DINO-LIGHT PINOCCHIO


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Welcome back!

Welcome to the second issue of “LIVE! For Kids”, featuring the Oakville Nissan Family Series. This season’s six performances have something for everyone! From the outstanding puppetry in Rag And Bone Theatre’s The Nightingale and Theatre Tout à Trac’s Pinocchio, the high energy musical adaptation of Julianne Moore’s beloved Freckleface Strawberry, to the mind-boggling magic of Sheldon Casavant, we’re sure you’ll want to come back again and again. And if you’ve never experienced black light theatre at its finest, you’re in for a real treat with Mermaid Theatre’s award-winning adaptations of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories, as well Corbian Visual Arts and Dances’ truly unique and visually dazzling Dino-Light.

But that’s not all! Our goal is to make your entire experience an enjoyable one. To that end, we’ve created puzzles, games, quizzes and crafts (based on the different performances) that we’re sure will be fun for the entire family – even after you’ve left the theatre! So please feel free to take this program home with you and even ask for extra copies if you’d like. Finally, we encourage you to support our Family Series sponsor, Oakville Nissan, as well as the advertisers in this program – Burl Oak Theatre Group, Core 1, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Marbled Meats, Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Halton Region Museum, TheKidsScoop.com, LifeWithKids.ca, Oakville Symphony and McCann Professional Dog Trainers. Enjoy the show!

To order tickets, go to www.oakvillecentre.ca or call 1.888.489.7785 or 905.815.2021 locally. The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a division of the Recreation and Culture Department of the Town of Oakville.

LIVE! For Kids is published by Green Light Graphics Inc. To advertise in future issues, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at green.light@sympatico.ca or 905.469.8095. Space is limited.

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iOS 7 is now available Completely Redesigned User Interface & Great New Features Apple has released iOS 7, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users as a free software update. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes. In addition, iOS 7 has been engineered with deep technical and design integration with both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. With more than 200 new features, iOS 7 includes: • Control Center, which gives you quick access to the controls you want in one convenient place with just one swipe from the bottom of your screen; • Notification Center, now available from the Lock screen so you can see all your notifications with a simple swipe, and the new Today feature gives you an at-a-glance view of your day with a summary of the important details such as weather, traffic, meetings and events; • improved Multitasking that gives users the ability to switch between their apps in a more visual and intuitive way, and iOS 7 pays attention to which apps you use most and automatically keeps your content up to date in the background; • AirDrop, an entirely new way to quickly and easily share content with people nearby; • new Camera app filters so you can add real-time photo effects, a square camera option, and you can quickly and easily switch between your four cameras – video, photo, square and panorama – with just a swipe; • a redesigned Photos app that introduces Moments, a new way to automatically organize your photos and videos based on time and location; • full-screen browsing with Safari’s new redesigned user interface, the new smart search field helps simplify searching, and there’s a new view for your bookmarks and your Safari tabs; • Siri with new male and female voices, Twitter search integration, Wikipedia integration and Bing web searching within the app; and • iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store, combined with features only iTunes can deliver. Additional new iOS 7 features include a new Find My iPhone Activation Lock, that requires your Apple ID and password before you can turn off Find My iPhone, erase data or re-activate a device after it’s been remotely erased; FaceTime audio for high quality calls over a data network; and new ringtones, alarms, alerts and system sounds. Core 1 is your local Apple Specialist. Located in Downtown Oakville, Core 1 offers all the latest Apple products in a customer friendly environment. Come in and check out the latest Macs, iPads, iPods, iPhones and accessories. Having problems with your Apple hardware? We are an Apple Authorized Service Provider. We’ll fix you up and get you on your way in a hurry. Come in and visit us soon – 249 Lakeshore Road East, just west of Trafalgar, or visit www.core1.ca.

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Cushion Concert Series • For children ages 2-5 •

What better way to spend your Saturday mor ning than to br ing your own cushions and laugh, sing, and play! Join us in our Community Studio Theatre for three delightfully magical performances, followed by fun activities.

November 16 at 11am Storyteller NATHALIE VACHON Imagination on The Loose

January 11 at 11am PETER AND THE WOLF Figura Theatre

May 3 at 11am PINOCCHIO IN MY SUITCASE Vox Theatre

Tickets On Sale NOW. Only $10 + HST each! HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: • In Person ~ 440 Locust Street • By Phone ~ 905.681.6000 • Online ~ www.burlingtonpac.ca • Box Office Hours: Mon to Fri 10 am to 5 pm & Sat 10 am to 2 pm

Experiences that Inspire!

By Phone: 1-888-655-9090 9 am to 10 pm, 7 Days a Week

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Can you help? The Bird wants to connect with his good friend the Emperor! START

FINISH

Some ways to help you be a good friend... Talk - about things like what's going on and shared interests - so that you have lots to talk about. Share the conversation, so that you each get a chance to be a listener and a talker. Listen to what your friends are saying and ask questions about it. Praise your friends when they do something well. Use your manners - say please and thank you. Friends like to be pleasant to each other. Think of yourself as being a friendly person, look friendly and be friendly - and others will find you friendly. Be helpful - do things for your friends without keeping a score on who's done the most favours. Give back things you have used or borrowed from each other (this is a good idea for siblings too). Be aware of others’ feelings - think before you speak. (Sometimes it is a good idea to keep your thoughts to yourself rather than upset people's feelings.) Handle conflict - by being clear about what you want and how you will compromise. Share your time with other friends. Try to understand people by thinking about things from their point of view. Don't argue and get upset if your friend doesn't agree with you about something. That's O.K. they have the right to an opinion too! 6


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OAKVILLE NISSAN presents

THE NIGHTINGALE Sunday October 6th at 1:00 & 3:30pm Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre Rag And Bone Puppet Theatre • Recommended for ages 5 to 15

Ancient China was the most beautiful place in the world – and the most beautiful thing in it was the song of the Nightingale in the forest by the sea. When the Emperor heard the Nightingale sing, her song brought tears to his eyes. He ordered a gold cage for her, so that she could live at court from now on. Soon the Nightingale was all anyone ever talked about. One day, a present arrived for the Emperor, a gift from the Emperor of Japan. It was an artificial nightingale that turned around and even played a little tune. The people at court were so thrilled with it that they hardly noticed when the real one flew away, back to her own green woods. Everyone agreed that the artificial bird was better anyway. They played it over and over again until one day it broke. It was almost worn out, and from then on it could only be played once a year. Years later, the Emperor was dying. He lay in bed, all alone, haunted by the memories of all his

good deeds and all his bad deeds. Death hovered, ready to take the Emperor away. Suddenly, at the window, the real Nightingale began to sing. Her song chased away the Emperor’s fears, and brought him strength. Death was filled with a longing for his garden, his home. He changed into a cold white mist and floated out the window. “You saved my life,” said the Emperor. “Take my gold cape.” “I don’t want a reward,” answered the Nightingale. “I want to be your friend.” In the morning the servants tiptoed in, expecting to see their dead Emperor’s body, but there he was, all better. Healthy and happy, he called out to them: “Good Morning!” This is Rag & Bone Theatre’s most popular show. It’s good for the whole family: exotic music, colourful puppets, and a great story. The story emphasizes friendship, inclusion, empathy, leadership, kindness and caring. 7


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Halton Region Museum – There’s Always More to Explore Discover a rare opportunity to look into Halton’s past, roam the grounds of the scenic Alexander homestead, attend a special event or stage your own event! conditioned and have authentic wood-burning fireplaces. Parking is complimentary. Visitors to the Museum can explore Halton’s natural and cultural heritage. As a leader in heritage stewardship, the Museum preserves and promotes Halton’s history. In addition to the collection, the Museum houses a reference library and a collection of local documents dating back to 1830. The Museum also hosts a variety of special events, including Alexander Family Farm Day and International Museum Day and sponsors historical presentations such as the Spirit of Harriet Tubman – a one-woman show following Tubman’s emancipation from slavery. Environmental and heritage programs are available for school excursions, day camps and adult groups. Consider a guided hike in Kelso Conservation Area along the Bruce Trail, a Museum tour or artifact presentation for your next group. A variety of educational programs offer curriculum based, hands-on learning experiences for students beyond the classroom. Developed and delivered with a cross-curricular approach, school programs combine science, history, geography, environmental literacy and physical education to ensure a comprehensive educational experience for both students and teachers.

Located inside Milton’s Kelso Conservation Area, the Halton Region Museum offers historical charm and an inviting ambience that is ideal for meetings, conferences, social occasions, tour groups, team building and educational programming year round - indoors or out in any season. The Halton Region Museum site was originally settled in 1836 by the Alexander family, Scottish immigrants who farmed the 200-acre property for four generations. Today the Museum’s focal point is the original Alexander Barn, one of seven buildings on the site. The barn’s two upper floors feature exhibits and artifacts and the Loft Room which accommodates up to 65 people, receptionstyle. The Hearth Room, the largest space on the main floor, is showcased by mill stone, antiques, an open “hearth” and original hand-hewn wooden beams. The room can accommodate over 100 people for sit down banquets or 140 for receptions with extended space available on the adjoining walkout patio. The patio and museum grounds are ideal for staging picnics, outdoor events and photo sessions. The Loft Room’s century old hardwood floor and beautiful view of the Niagara Escarpment are unforgettable. Both rooms, radiating warmth and ambience in a unique 19th century setting, are air

Visit www.halton.ca/museum for more information or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HaltonRegionMuseum. Visit the award-winning virtual tour of the Niagara Escarpment at jeffshome.halton.ca, call 905-875-2200, or email museum@halton.ca

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Make your next event a historic performance! Halton Region Museum

Take advantage of a convenient location and historic surroundings in the heart of Kelso Conservation Area Halton Region Museum inside Kelso Conservation Area

The Halton Region Museum offers a unique historic venue – ideal for corporate meetings, retreats, weddings and events. Experience the charming setting of the Alexander Barn where meeting rooms feature fieldstone walls, beamed ceilings and fireplaces.

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OAKVILLE NISSAN presents

FRECKLEFACE THE MUSICAL

Sunday November 3rd at 1:00 & 3:30pm Recommended for all ages Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse...FRECKLES! Now, in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times’ Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they’re in. And what a story you’ll see! Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it’s her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that’s what makes everyone special! With fun music, awesome dancing… and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages...freckles or not! 11


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Match the senses to the items below Draw a line to connect the 2 items together. We started one for you, good luck!

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TOUCH

HEARING

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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book In the story of Freckleface Strawberry, you meet a little girl who’s different . . . just like everybody else . . . just like you! Why not create your own book that is ALL ABOUT YOU? Decorate the book in any way you like. We would suggest that you draw or tape a picture of yourself to the front cover page and put your name and date on it. Then on the first inside page talk about yourself physically, for example what colour your eyes are, what colour is your hair, short or long, and so on. On the following pages we suggest you have at least one page for each of the five senses. Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. For example,you can talk about what you love to look at and either draw them or tape pictures into your book. Example: I love the taste of chocolate ice cream. The activity below will help give you ideas for your book. You may need some help putting all of the pages together to form a book. One suggestion is to punch a hole with a hole puncher (with help from an adult) and tie a ribbon or string threw it to make a bow. Be creative, make it your own, remember this book is for you to learn more about yourself. Have fun! Tuck the book away somewhere special so that you can read it years down the road! 12


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The Oakville Symphony Orchestra presents

2013/14 Young People’s Mini-Concerts

Proud supporter of The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts

These concerts are part of the Oakville Symphony’s series of FREE Mini-Concerts held in the lobby of the Oakville Centre. These delightful presentations will captivate the attention and imagination of all ages, especially ages 4 to 9. The concerts are appproximately 30 minutes in length. Choose a 10:00 am or 11:00 am performance. Spaces are limited.

GREEN LIGHT GRAPHICS We sure hope you like this second issue of “LIVE! For Kids”

MEET A PERCUSSIONIST - Saturday October 26, 2013 Featuring Lorne Grossman, Principal Percussionist with the Oakville Symphony MEET A CELLIST- Saturday, February 15, 2014 Showcasing Jose Shapero, Principal Cellist in the Oakville Symphony MEET AN OBOIST – Saturday, March 29, 2014 Presenting Nancy Nelson Principal Oboist in the Oakville Symphony

Please reserve attendance by phone at: 905-844-6920 or by e-mail: osochildrenconcert@gmail.com For more information, visit www.oakvillesymphony.com/community-outreach

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OAKVILLE NISSAN presents

SHELDON

CASAVANT Thursday December 19th at 7:00pm Recommended for all ages Passionate about magic from a young age, Sheldon is one of Canada's most highly sought after performers, with a repertoire of magic that is contemporary, fun, and highly interactive. He performs regularly at corporate functions, performing arts centres, festivals, and schools, and tours internationally. Sheldon has entertained across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Panama, China, and has performed over 630 shows in Japan. Sheldon is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most promising performers in the field of magic and illusion. He was recognized for his stage performance as the 2009 and 2010 Entertainer of the Year by the Canadian Events Industry and was selected to perform at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. More recently, he wrote the illustrated children’s book, Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show. From intimate gatherings to audiences in excess of 25,000 people, Sheldon's contemporary style of magic has been appreciated around the world.

“Sheldon is one of the rising stars in the world of magic. His magic is new, exciting, and original.” ~ Jeff McBride, Las Vegas Magician

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Try your hand at a cool Coin Trick In this trick, you’ll need the help of a discreet assistant, practice together, and get ready to WOW the crowd. Remember, a magician never reveals their secrets. Here’s what you'll need to get started 4 coins (a penny, hopefully you still have one, nickel, dime, and quarter) Mug or cup with handle HERE’S HOW IT WORKS Ask someone to choose 1 of the 4 coins while your back is turned. Have your trusty assistant cover the selected coin with a coffee mug (upside down) and remove the other 3. Now you turn around and announce what the covered coin is. IT’S MAGIC! WHAT’S THE SECRET? Ahead of time, instruct your assistant to place the mug so that its handle indicates the coin underneath. For example if it's a penny your assistant would face the handle at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock for a nickel, 6 o’clock for a dime, and 9 o’clock if it's a quarter. Just make sure you both agree which way the “clock” is facing!

The magician got so mad he pulled his hare out.

Riddles

1. What has hands but cannot clap? 2. What kind of tree can you carry in your hand? 3. What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”? 4. What is at the end of a rainbow? 5. You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer? 6. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?

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7. What has one eye but cannot see? 8. We see it once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day. What is it?

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Knock Knock! Knock, knock Who’s there? Justin. Justin who? Just in the neighborhood, thought I would drop by. Knock, knock Who’s there? Dozen. Dozen who? Dozen anybody want to let me in? Knock, knock Who’s there? Roach. Roach who? Roach you a letter, did you get it?


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marbled meats 100% Natural, Free Range and Local Meats “And finally, the most unique beef product we offer is Marbled Meats (conveniently located across from the our 100% natural Prime Grade beef – corn and beer Kerr Street Beer Store on Lakeshore) specializes in 100% finished, dry aged, hybrid breed from Wellington County, natural, Free Range and local premium meats, sourced providing a very well marbled, extremely tender and full from family farmers. They represent the very best when it flavoured striploin or rib eye steak. We’ve been told by our comes to Ontario farmers, and continuously strive to raise the bar to offer the freshest, healthiest and tastiest regulars it is the best steak they have ever had.” products for you and your family to enjoy. Their 100% natural and grazing pork comes from St. Jacobs. It is a Berkshire Breed providing outstanding Their poultry comes from Fenwood Farms just outside tenderness and flavour. It is harvested every Monday, Ancaster. Owner Tom Stasiuk states, matter-of-factly that hung on Tuesday, and delivered on Wednesday. “We “it is by far, the best chicken you will ever have.” Vitamins typically sell out of all the cuts by Sunday so we encourage and herbs are used to build their immune system so that special orders to ensure availability.” no antibiotics are ever used, and the feed consists of a custom blend of “We also provide a Free Catering natural grains. Each bird is provided Service for our baby back ribs. They are with fresh air, clean well water, and lots slow cooked to order but do require at of space to roam to ensure a true Free least 3 hours notice, resulting in very moist, tender, and fall off the bone ribs.” Range product. The sausages Marbled Meats offers “Our chickens are harvested every are a healthy alternative to a typical Tuesday, air chilled and vacuum packed sausage. Hand made from 100% patural for delivery to our Oakville location Marbled Meats is located on the pork every Thursday morning, using every Wednesday morning – and we north side of Lakeshore Road across only premium cuts, with natural herbs always sell out by Sunday! We also offer from the Kerr Street Beer Store. and spices and absolutely no fillers. Tom a Free Roasting Service for the chickens, just let us know what time you carries a selection of Honey Garlic, Salt would like it ready I’ll make sure that’s and Pepper, and Hot sausages – but be when it will be coming out of the oven warned – they are extremely popular for you,” says Tom. “If it’s truly not the and usually sell out by Sunday. The 100% Natural, Free Range eggs best roasted chicken you’ve ever had we come from Green Meadow Eggs in will gladly give you twice your money Aylmer. “They are an Amish Family Farm back. Try it, you’ll love it!” raising small flock hens which are fed To offer a fantastic 100% natural only grass, grubs and grains resulting in beef selection to suit every taste, flavour the most natural tasting eggs you will profile, and budget, Tom deals with ever enjoy.” They are delivered to three different local beef farmers. The first – 100% grass fed, and dry Marbled Meats every Thursday to ensure Owner Tom Stasiuk is passionate aged beef – arrives every Wednesday the utmost freshness. about his products and is happy to (based on availability) from Simcoe During holidays like Thanksgiving answer any and all questions. County. It is a true Grazing Red Angus and Christmas they specialize in custom orders like Free Range Turkeys, Natural Smoked cattle which is dry aged for a minimum of 14 days to Hams, or any other specialty item you might require. Just provide a very lean, tender, and healthy option. Tom give Tom a call to place your order. points out – “It is also a fantastic value. Compared to what “It was a long search to discover the current family others charge for a similar product we are always at least farmers that truly represent what Marbled Meats stands 25% less!” for – 100% Natural, Free Range, and Local meats. I have The second is grass fed, finished on corn and dry aged beef which arrives every Tuesday and/or Thursday from met with many farms that strived to meet all three criteria, Norwich. It is a family farmed Limousin cattle which is dry but most fell short. The current group of Family Farmers that we deal with truly represent our philosophy of aged for a minimum of 14 days to provide a tender, well responsible and sustainable farming with a sincere marbled, and flavourful option. “It is our biggest and most passion for what they do.” popular supplier offering great variety and value.”

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OAKVILLE NISSAN presents

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and Other Eric Carle Favourites Sunday January 5th at 1:00 & 3:30pm Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia • Recommended for ages 3 to 7 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s award-winning performances feature Jim Morrow’s spectacular black light puppetry and brings to life three of Eric Carle’s classic and timeless stories. These stories enchant and delight both young and old as the animal characters discover how change is a necessary part of understanding who you are. This stunning production includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky; and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains. The work closely follows the books from which they are adapted, providing a new generation with a seamless entry into the world of live theatre and music.

Founded in 1972 in Wolfville, NS, Mermaid Theatre has recently celebrated their 40th season of continuous operation. In 1987, they moved to the neighbouring town of Windsor, and helped to revitalize the historic town’s downtown business core. Their extensive headquarters includes production studios, administrative offices, rehearsal quarters, a versatile studio, and an elegant 400-seat performance facility known as The Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC). The universally enthusiastic response to their innovative family audiences programming has enabled them to establish unparalleled touring circuits. Each year they present more than 400 performances for 200,000 spectators – many of them new to the theatre experience. Their contributions to the local economy as well as their role as cultural ambassadors for Nova Scotia and for Canada have merited Export Excellence awards from both the Governments of Canada and of Nova Scotia.

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ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) is Halton Region’s largest accredited children’s mental health organization serving infants, children, youth and their families. With programs geared towards prevention, assessment, early intervention and crisis situations, ROCK is a leader in providing mental health services using a unique, multi-disciplinary approach. Our staff consists of social workers, psychologists, child and youth workers, occupational therapists and psychometrists who collaborate to provide holistic care, treating clients in the context of their lives. One of ROCK’s most successful programs is our Youth Aiding Youth program. YAY allows us to provide prevention and early intervention strategies for kids who are at risk of developing further mental health issues. A peer mentoring program, YAY matches at-risk children ages six to twelve with a youth mentor ages 16 to 24.

The goals for the Youth Aiding Youth program are to develop social skills and increase selfesteem. Matches engage in recreational activities, such as games, crafts, sports and other ventures that promote coping skills, facilitate friendship and provide opportunities to engage in positive social interactions. This program promotes growth and development working by the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Youth Aiding Youth is really a “win-win” program. The child benefits greatly from the special relationship that is developed with the youth volunteer, and the youth mentor also benefits by gaining first-hand experience in the social services, helping to build experience in the mental health field, and promoting awareness of strategies that can work to address at-risk behaviour in children. This experience is invaluable for youth and young adults pursuing a career in the social sciences. If you are interested in becoming a mentor with Youth Aiding Youth, or would like more information about ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids, contact Lauren Chomski today at laurenc@rockonline.ca or 905-634-2347 ext. 269.

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Colour Me!

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Creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp

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OAKVILLE NISSAN presents

DiNO•LIGHT Sunday January 26th at 1:00 & 3:30pm Corbian Visual Arts & Dance in collaboration with Lightwire Theater Recommended for ages 7 and up Lightwire Theater presents DiNO-Light as created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance where electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. Truly unique and visually dazzling, DiNO (formally known as Darwin) has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance audiences all over the world.

“The glow light and duct tape ingenuity of Darwin the Dinosaur is the kind of magic-on-a-shoestring that is only possible in the theater. You can’t get this at the movies or in a DVD. Taking your kids to see Darwin the Dinosaur teaches them why live theater will never go extinct.” ~ Leigh Witchel, New York Post

“An eye-popping display of storytelling that's like nothing else you’ve ever seen. Corbian Visual Arts and Dance is a force to be reckoned with” ~ Broadwayworld.com

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Take the Dino Quiz 1. What is a dinosaur? ❍ Mammal ❍ Amphibian

❍ Reptile

2. What is a paleontologist? ❍ Someone who studies marine life ❍ Someone who studies fossils ❍ Someone who studies astrology 3. How long have dinosaurs been extinct? ❍ 65 years ❍ 6,500 years ❍ 65 million years 4. What are the only living relatives of dinosaurs today? ❍ Birds ❍ Sharks ❍ Crocodiles 5. What blockbuster movie featured dinosaurs in it? ❍ Chicken Little ❍ Jurassic Park ❍ March of the Penguins

ANSW ON PAGERS (NO PEE E 30 KIN G!)

Make a Dino Origami Have fun making your own Dinosaur head. Read the instructions carefully. Have an adult help if you need it. To make it snap, hold as shown and press together. Don’t forget to add some eyes!

Your finished Dino Origami.

1. Start with a rectangular piece of paper, coloured side up.Fold in half, then open.

6. Fold front layer up to top, then do the same at the back.

2. Fold in half downwards.

7. Pull the sides apart and flatten.

3. Bring corners in to centre line.

8. Gently pull the top parts of the model outwards, making a boat shape.

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4. Fold uppermost layer upwards & do the same to the back. Crease well.

9. Flatten well.

5. Pull the sides out and flatten.

10.Tuck the little centre triangle under one of the sides. Then bring the outside corners to meet together, letting the sides move outwards.


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905-808-0669 oakville@stagecoachschools.ca www.stagecoachschools.ca Singing, Dancing and Acting Classes for children 4-16yrs!

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OAKVILLE NISSAN presents

PINOCCHIO Tuesday April 1st at 7:00pm Theatre Tout à Trac Recommended for ages 6 to 10 Montreal-based theatre company Theatre Tout à Trac uses state-of-the-art puppets in their telling of the classic children's tale about a wooden marionette who longs to become a real boy. To do so, he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of Mr. Fox and his sidekick, the Cat, and escape from Toyland to save his father from the belly of the giant fish! The age-old fairytale is told in a folkloric style and includes all of the tale's beloved characters - puppet master Geppeto, the sly fox and, of course, Jiminy Cricket. The puppets have been carefully hand-carved out of wood and hold true to the story's descriptions, right down to Pinocchio's evergrowing nose! Tout a Trac's Pinocchio is a lavish and extravagant re-telling of the classic tale of fatherly love, boyhood antics and the unending yearning to be "real". The elegant costumes, the sophisticated sets and the impeccable acting will ensure audiences feel the sawdust of the Geppetto 's workshop, the sense the trepidation of meeting the Puppet Master, Mangiafuoco, and the joy of Cricket's friendship.

“Every detail is artfully executed in this disarming retelling of a classic tale.” ~ Montreal Gazette

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PINOCCHIO

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Make your own Pinocchio Nose ! In the story of Pinocchio, his nose grows when he tells a lie and shrinks when he tells the truth. His nose grows so long that it starts to interfere in things he wants to do. He quickly learns that it's not good to lie. You will have a great time making it grow and shrink.

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Decorate the construction paper first. It will add fun to the project and it will give you a chance to learn about the story and the idea behind the nose growing.

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Roll the sheets vertical-wise, once finished decorating each sheet of construction paper. However, roll the first sheet looser than the second one and roll the second one looser than the third one. That way they fit into each other. You don't want them fitting too loosely into each other, you want it to stick a little when you pull each one out. Secure each roll with tape, that way you can unroll if needed.

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Pull each one out so that they are still connected but you have a long "nose." You don't want the nose to be that long, so cut off the end of each one until it's as long as you want it to be.

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Place Velcro on each end of the rolls. Place the rolls inside of each other again and place them back and forth. The Velcro will help each roll from not coming completely out when you make the nose "grow."

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Make a small hole with a pen on the side that your nose will be, insert the string into it, and tie to secure it. Bring the string around your head for measuring. Then make another small hole on the other side of the role to insert the other end of the string and make a knot. 28


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McCann Dog Trainers In just a few weeks, your dog will become a good family member! Marti and Deb McCann are internationally recognized as Canada’s leading trainers and as pioneers of positive reinforcement methods. And the McCann Method™ certainly gets results! More than 50,000 dogs and their owners have mastered their proven techniques. “Our approach helps you understand and use the natural instincts that motivate your dog.” says Deb, “We show you the techniques that easily develop your dog’s good behaviour and maintain it.” Visitors are always welcome at McCann Professional Dog Trainers. Their world-class 26,000 sq. ft. facility features 3 modern Training Halls, a 12,000 sq. ft. heated indoor Agility Arena, a fully stocked store offering the latest in dog training products and a large outdoor exercise area, all situated on a beautiful 7 acre country setting. “Our Training Halls are climate and sound controlled, and provide plenty of space for the entire family to enjoy training from a spacious viewing area,” boasts Marti, “and our indoor Agility Arena has premium sportfield surfacing, plenty of natural light and is fully heated for year round training.” Classes offered Monday to Saturday – mornings, afternoons and evenings. The weekly lessons last 4, 8, or 9 weeks (depending on the level) and new sessions start each month, all year round. “We train all breeds and all ages, but most importantly, we train people,” says Deb. “Our Head Start class, for puppies 10-16 weeks, prevents problems before they start. Our Grade 1 class teaches you how to gain control over your dog in a positive training environment. And our Grades 2, 3 and 4 classes will develop an all-round, versatile canine companion who is a pleasure to own! The dogs learn jumping, retrieving, advanced hand signals, and complete off-leash and distance control.”

“These advanced family dog programs develop allround versatile companions.” says Deb. “But before any advanced training can take place, your puppy will need to learn the basics!” “Head Start is our unique 4 week course for puppies 10 to 16 weeks of age. This class ensures that your puppy develops a positive attitude towards learning and becomes a friendly adult dog. All family members are welcome to participate. Each lesson lasts 1.5 hours and includes a question and answer period.” Deb explains, “We teach you to teach your puppy how to stop nipping or biting your family and friends, come to you even when playing with toys, and even ask to go outside to relieve itself – on command!” “After completing this class, your puppy will stop chewing your things, learn to play games that last a lifetime, and not be possessive of its toys or food.” Their Grade 1 class is for dogs 4 months of age & older. You don’t have to take the Head Start class to enrol into Grade 1, but it is highly recommended, and you even receive a discount. “Grade 1 is our obedience training class that enables the dog owner to gain control over the family dog. This 9 week course has a total class time of 14.5 hours. Most lessons last 1.5 hours and include a question and answer period. All family members are welcome to attend,” explains Marti. “In this class your dog will learn to come the first time every time, sit while greeting guests and not jump up, sit and stay even when distracted, lie down and stay as long as 30 minutes, walk on a leash happily without pulling you and play and then settle down on command.” Marti and Deb McCann and their staff are passionate about dog training and are adament that any dog can learn The McCann Method™. Phone or come to see them to find out when the next class is starting. They will happily answer any of your questions.

McCann Professional Dog Trainers 929 Brock Road, R.R. #4, Flamborough ON L9H 5E4 T: 905-659-1888 / 1-888-681-7877 www.mccanndogs.com

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Riddle A nswers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

A clock! 6. A Secret A palm! 7. A needle A teapot! 8. The letter “E� The letter W! You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line!

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Dino Quiz Answers 1. Reptile (Dinosaurs lived through three periods of the Mesozoic era: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.) 2. Someone who studies fossils (A paleontologist is a scientist who studies prehistpric plants and animals. They study dinosaur bones to find out how long ago they were alive. The average fossil is more than 10,000 years old!) 3. 65 million years (Dinosaurs roamed the Earth for more than 180 million years and became extinct 65 million years ago.) 4. Birds (The birds we see flying around today are the only living relatives of dinosaurs left.) 5. Jurassic Park (In the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, scientists brought dinosaurs back to life by cloning their DNA.)

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IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, YOUR DOG BECOMES A GOOD FAMILY MEMBER! Just listen to our students . . . BURLINGTON “All the books in the world (and I have them all!) cannot take the place of the one-on-one feedback at McCann Dog Trainers. A total stranger, who saw our first attempts of going for a walk with our dog, commented today on how much he has improved in only a few weeks!” BRANTFORD “I didn’t realize how much fun it can be coming to class each week.” CAMBRIDGE “I’m so fortunate that my vet highly recommended McCann Dog Trainers for my dog.” DUNDAS “I recommend McCann Dog Trainers to anyone who asks for a good training school (I work at a vet clinic). This is my second dog being trained here and if we had a third it would also come here.” HAMILTON “This is my third dog that I’ve trained at McCann Dog Trainers and I am as impressed now as I was back then.” KITCHENER “The staff’s availability to answer problems or questions on the phone or in person was exceptional.” MILTON “I have been to other obedience schools that were not nearly as effective. We noticed an improvement in our dog after just one class!” MISSISSAUGA “I have made great strides with my dog since being enrolled in this class.” OAKVILLE “I love the fact that there are so many instructors in each class to give feedback and individual attention. I receive many compliments on how well my dog behaves, especially for such a big dog.” STONEY CREEK “We would never have believed our dog could learn so much so quickly.” WATERLOO “The drive was definitely worth it from Waterloo. Money well spent!”

For more information please visit our website or call 1-888-681-7877 Ask about our Full Money-Back Offer! Visitors are always welcome at McCanns

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Oakville Nissan is conveniently located near the Bronte Go station, at 2316 South Service Road West in Oakville, and is easily accessible from anywhere in the GTA for motorists looking for top-quality new Nissan and used vehicles, professional maintenance and repair service and a massive selection of genuine Nissan parts and accessories at morethan-competitive prices. We are proud to sponsor these exceptional Family Shows at The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts. We encourage you to send us an email, call us or drop in at our dealership if you have any questions or wish to learn more about our cars, SUVs and trucks in stock, our financing and repair services and our exclusive promotions!

OAKVILLE NISSAN 2316 South Service Road West, Oakville, ON L6L 5M9 Tel. 1.877.524.5310 www.oakvillenissan.com


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