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Friends of the Library Open House at Sidney/ North Saanich Branch Library. Celebrate the good work of the Friends of the Library, who raise funds for special projects and help make the library a great place to be. Music and refreshments. The mascot “Tales the Whale” will be there for photos and cuddles too. 2-3pm.

Lego Stories, Holiday Edition at Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library. Use the library’s Lego and listen to seasonal stories while you build a festive masterpiece. Creations go on display in the library windows. Ages 5-12. 3:30-4:30pm drop in. Email or phone 250-656-0944 to 4th Annual Ogden Point Light Up at Ogden Point, Pier A Warehouse. Enjoy an afternoon filled with register. holiday activities for the whole family. Music; kid’s crafts; local vendors; food trucks; face painting, SATURDAY rd popcorn and pictures with Santa by donation. Stay Santa’s Pancake Breakfast at Burnside Gorge until dusk and watch the truck convoy as they light Community Centre. Come for a delicious pancake up with thousands of Christmas lights and head breakfast with craft activities, toddler play area, out for the start on their city-wide journey. Bring musical entertainment for the whole family, and a non-perishable food item and cash donations to the opportunity to have your photo taken with support the Mustard Seed and local food banks. Santa. This fun event is a great way to kick off the 2-6pm. holiday season and celebrate with community. $10/ family (up to four immediate family members); $5/ SUNDAY th person or additional family member. 9-11:30am. Going Squirrelly at Francis/King Regional Park. What does it take to survive as a squirrel? With a Christmas Paper-printing at Francis/King Regional CRD Regional Parks naturalist, discover what keeps Park. Join in the spirit of the special time of year these furry creatures busy at this time of year. Meet with a CRD Regional Parks naturalist at the Francis/ at the Nature Centre off Munn Rd at 1pm. 5+ years. King Nature Centre. Sip hot apple cider and make 250-478-3344. gorgeous (and green) paper creations. Make cards, one-of-a-kind paper, and spend some winter wonder Movie Night in the Pool: Home Alone at Panorama time with your wee ones, family and friends. Meet at Recreation. Come for a movie night swim and watch the Nature Centre off Munn Rd. 11am-2pm. All ages. the movie on the big inflatable screen while enjoying 250-478-3344. some popcorn. 7:30-9:30pm. 1885 Forest Park Dr. 250-656-7271.



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Tis the Season at Saanich Centennial Branch Library. Sit back and relax with a cup of hot apple cider, two professional storytellers and a night of traditional and comical stories for the holiday season. Andrea Brimmell and Moira Walker will warm your heart and make you smile. 7:30pm. Doors open at 7. Members free; Drop-in $7.




Breakfast with Santa at Kindergym at Greenglade Community Centre. Enjoy breakfast with Santa and have some rockin’ fun around the Christmas tree. For 1-5 years with parent. Pancakes and fruit will be served from 9:30-10:30am. 1885 Forest Park Dr. 250-656-7271.




The Comedy of Music at Mary Winspear Centre. A one-man show with song, dance, improvisation and many instruments. Tickets available online or in person. 7:30pm.




Wreathmaking at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists in the spirit of the season to make a festive wreath. We’ll supply the materials and instructions—you supply the creativity. Drop in any time and bring a mug for hot apple cider, and clippers if you have them. Meet at the Nature Centre off the main parking lot. 11am-2pm. All ages. 250-478-3344.

Island Parent December 2016  

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