Kid Free Weekend: Free Events Sept14-15 (St. John’s area)

After the first full week back to school you might be looking to cut loose with the kids and celebrate some of that exploration and freedom from the summer.
It promises to be a hot, humid, and rainy weekend, so outdoor activities might get the kibosh (though a warm rain can be fun for a swimsuit puddle jump party).
If you’re looking for indoor events, check these out:

ARTfusion (Mount Pearl)
ARTFUSiON Festival, Saturday, September 14 at Kenmount Park Community Centre, includes performances by dancers, hula hoopers, jugglers, and musicians of all kinds. There will be displays by local artists and artisans, crafts and activities for the kids, and everyone can participate in one of our easy community art projects.
SATURDAY Free admission.

Toys R Us Kick Start the New School Year!
Join us instore for a fun, play-filled event with Make N’ Takes, games, giveaways and MORE!
Play Day activities include:
• Build with Mega Bloks: Glam Style Barbie or Hot Wheels Rip Cord Racer
• Make a mini glitter globe with Glitzi Globes
• Moshi Monsters In-store Scavenger Hunt
• Test your skill with Hasbro’s Nerf Rebelle, B-Daman Break Bomber and Beyblade Octagon Showdown
• Show your inner artist with Crayola Extreme Colouring
• Create your own personalized Monster High bag
• Test your skills with NHL rod hockey *select stores only.
Free sample giveaways from Blingles, Swappz, Gelarti, Moshi Monster, Kawaii Crush,
Thomas and Trends International stickers!
Saturday September 14th, 2013 (11a.m. – 1p.m.)
SATURDAY Free program and giveaway

Learn to Play Cricket
Cricket Day in St. John’s: An introduction to cricket for anyone curious about the game, including practice matches for kids and adults, bowling, batting, and fielding activities. Kelly’s Brook Park-Newtown Rd (Sat Sep 14 from 1pm to 5pm)
SATURDAY Free program

Kite Festival
A Celebration of Flight: Celebrate the wonder of flight with contests, prizes, and kites for sale, in support of Children’s Wish Foundation, Bowring Park-Upper main field (Sat Sep 14 from 1pm to 4pm)
SATURDAY Free admission (fundraising)
EDIT: POSTPONED TILL NEXT WEEK

Swim the Kyle
The 4th Annual Swim the Kyle in Harbour Grace. At 2pm, Libby Earle, daughter of the late Captain Guy Earle, legendary sea captain and last owner of the SS Kyle, will make her annual swim to touch the bow of the Kyle. Kelly Russell will be reciting his Dads poem Smoke Room on the Kyle, author Pat Collins will be signing his book The Spirit of the Kyle, Corrina Fahey will be unveiling a new painting of the SS Kyle, and the Battalion 201 Drum & Gloc Corps will be providing music.
SATURDAY Free admission

Fluvarium Kids Club
Back To School: Learn about the secret life of fish with games, stories, crafts, and outdoor activities, Fluvarium-5 Nagle’s Pl (Sat Sep 14 / Sun Sep 15 / Sat Sep 21 / Sun Sep 22 / Sat Sep 28 / Sun Sep 29)
SATURDAY & SUNDAY Free program with Fluvarium admission.

Jedi Training
Learn the art of lightsaber attacks and defense to protect yourself from the dark side, with training sabers available, free, Centennial Park-Mount Pearl 765-9383 (Sun Sep 15 at 1pm)
SUNDAY Free program

Children’s Read-Along
Songs and stories with Debbie Hanlon, author of the “Gus and Isaac” series, free, Rocket Bakery-272 Water St (Sundays at 10am)
SUNDAY Free admission and program

Demo-X – Great for Teens
On Sunday, September 15, The Peoples Assembly NL and The Social Justice Co-operative NL present Demo-X, a free public workshop and an experiment in democracy, from 7-9pm at the Foran/Greene Room at St. Johns City Hall.
Just in time for upcoming municipal elections, the workshop which will give participants the opportunity to experiment with different democratic processes which have taken place all over the world.
No registration is required. For more information, visit the PANL website or contact Jon Parsons at 237-5109 or Lori Heath at 753-3594.
SUNDAY Free program

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