Community Events, Fundraisers and Family Activities in Milton and Halton Region for April 2019

Spring has finally arrived and there are so many great events coming up in April. Celebrate Easter with fun Easter hunts, support great causes with different charity events or just enjoy some shopping for yourself.

Halton Skills Competition

April 2, 2019  Craig Keilburger S.S.  8am - 6pm

Craig Kielburger Secondary School is proud to host the 30th Annual Halton Skills Competition on April 2nd 2019. This event will see over 1,200 students from around Halton competing in around 40 events in skilled trades, computers and robotics. Thousands of other students from the region will also be bused in to view the competition on the day. There will be events such as a downhill distance challenge for hand built go carts and competitions in carpentry, auto mechanics, hair styling, landscaping, robotic, cooking and baking plus many more. A Career Showcase is also part of the event with local colleges, business and industry showing students what they have to offer as far as continuing education and jobs. This event will also be open to the public although parking may be limited.

 

Community Dinner

April 4, 2019  Grace Church  5pm - 6:30pm 

A home cooked meal is served the first Thursday of the month. This is open to the community.

 

The Decent Blokes

April 6, 2019  Rad Brothers Sports Bar and Tap House  9:55pm

Nothing Decent about these guys, Truly awesome musicians and regulars to The Rad stage!! Can’t wait for this one.

 

100 Women Who Care Milton - 2019 2nd Annual Meeting

April 10, 2019  Country Heritage Park  6:30pm - 7:30pm

What if you could be a part of a group of women that aims to raise $10,000 for a Milton based charity in under an hour?  It's simple: We meet. We connect. We vote. We donate. For more information and to become a member please visit our website.

 

Fundraiser - Women Changing the World

April 11, 2019  NUVO Network  6:30pm - 9pm

Join us as we hear from women leaders who are actively working to change the status quo; who are lending their skills, expertise and experience to help others lead a better life. Speakers include:
Jody Steinhauer, Keka DasGupta, Merri Macartney and there will be a panel discussion on mental health, with panelists.

 

Girls Inc PA Day Camp

April 12, 2019  Our Lady of Victory School  9am - 4pm

Operation SMART: Girls will develop enthusiasm for and skills in STEM fields through hands on, minds on activities. Girls will be encouraged to explore, ask questions, make mistakes, and solve problems!

 

PA Day at Cirque du Play

April 12, 2019  Cirque du Play  9am - 4pm

Calling all master builders! Students will learn physics and science while building a motorized LEGO® model during this fun and educational PA Day Camp held in an indoor playground. Additional activities include science experiments, STEM crafts and/or coding lessons.

 

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

April 12, 2019  Miss Bailey Brown Chocolate  7pm - 9pm

Join us for a fun and tasty time together. Learn about wines paired with our gourmet chocolate truffles & desserts.

 

Garage Band Night

April 12, 2019  Mohawk Chop House  7pm - 11pm

Introducing the first ever garage band night!! There will be 2 bands playing!

 

Downtown Milton Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 2019  Downtown Milton  10am - 12pm

Hunt for Easter treats and join in fun activities at participating businesses. Be sure to bring your Easter baskets and wear your bunny ears! Main St. E. will be closed to vehicles from Martin St. to James St. for the event to ensure everyone stays safe. This year we are partnering with the MCRC - Milton Community Resource Centre to help them raise funds for services that support local families.

*PANCAKE BREAKFAST*
The Office of MPP Parm Gill will be hosting a FREE pancake breakfast at the event! Hot pancakes with local maple syrup will be served starting at 9:30 a.m.

*EASTER BONNET PHOTO CONTEST*
Get creative and make a special Easter Bonnet for our contest! Take a photo on your mobile device at the selfie station and post it to Facebook and tag @downtownmilton with the hashtag #MustDoInMilton for your chance to win $25 at a Downtown Milton business of your choice. Business must be a part of the Downtown Milton BIA. See website for full contest details & rules. https://downtownmilton.com/event/easter-2019/

 

Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event!

April 13, 2019  Ireland House Museum  11am - 3pm

Hunt the Easter egg trail for a golden egg and meet the Easter bunny! ACTIVITIES INCLUDE Magic show on the main stage, Petting zoo, Children’s activities: face painting, crafts, and games, Vendor mini-market, Self-guided tours of the Ireland family home and historic demonstrations, Hot chocolate served from the historic wood stove and CAKEbar desserts

 

Digging In To What Makes Milton Milton

April 13, 2019  Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop  10:30am - 11:30am

This is a great opportunity to learn about and share knowledge on various engaging topics. Each will bring to life, people, places and events that mark our past. Adults can drop into this open friendly program on Saturday mornings for an hour to enjoy a coffee, meet new friends and learn some of our history.

 

All Handmade Spring Marketplace

April 13, 2019  St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre  10am - 4pm

A curated group of over 80 of the top artisans from the GTA. All uniquely Handmade items - a food truck, beautiful accessories, decor, desserts, drinks, baby and toddler items, men’s products, bath and body, furniture and so much more!!! Free admission, Free parking, Wheel chair & stroller accessible, Raffle and over 80 artisans. Not your average craft show.

 

ChildProofing your Finances

April 17, 2019  Beaty Branch Library  7pm - 8:30pm

Calling all new and expecting parents! So you're on a parenting journey – but how do you afford it…? There's no shortage of things to buy to prep your life and home for the oncoming baby or current children and everything costs money! This workshop will walk you through the budgeting basics you'll need to stay out of debt when costs go up during mat/pat leave all the way past daycare years into rebuilding your savings. Run by Kathleen Daunt, a Financial Planner at The New School of Finance, an advice-only financial planning firm offering unbiased, objective financial advice for Canadians. Register here

 

Restore Your Core - Milton

April 18, 2019  The WOMB  10:30am

Do you leak when you cough, jump or sneeze? Have you been asked if you are pregnant when you are not? In this women-only workshop you will learn exercises to train your “Core 4″, deep foundation, prevent and help correct pelvic organ prolapse, and resolve incontinence.

 

Springridge Easter Festival

April 19 - 21, 2019  Springridge Farm  10am - 4pm

Experience the magic of Easter with activities the whole family will enjoy. Admission to Easter Festival is $13.00 per person and includes: Egg Hunt with the Bunny, Eggcellent Easter, Professional Puppet Show, Bunny Face Painting, Bunny Ears to colour and wear, Access to the Fun Farm Yard, Baby Animals, Wagon Ride Farm Tour, Singing Chicken Show. This is also opening weekend at the farm - explore their springtime selection of home decor and enjoy their fresh baking for your Easter entertaining!

 

Canada's Largest Egg Hunt

April 20, 2019  Milton Fairgrounds  10am - 9pm

Through the creation of the LARGEST egg hunt in Canada, we are providing families with a unique opportunity to have fun and collaborate with each other in this team-based event. This event also strives to foster intentional presence of its attendees by making it a deviceless environment. We aim to deliver an experience that is truly memorable. This will NOT be a traditional egg hunt! Families will now have to interact with each other AND work with other families to achieve a common goal - score the most POINTS! Families will be divided into 4 colour teams – blue, red, green and yellow. Each team will search through their coloured eggs to find challenges and complete them before the 1-hour time limit is up. The winning team will get a chance to win a terrific family experience package. Prizes will also be hidden inside the eggs to add to the FUN!

 

Victorian Easter

April 20, 2019  Bronte Creek Provincial Park  10am - 4pm

Chicken or Rabbit? You and your kids will enjoy searching for Easter Eggs and visiting with our farm animals. Kids 10 and under can burn off some of the chocolate energy at the playbarn! Enjoy a nature walk, visit the gnome road and even have a picnic! Should be a nice time for a family photo session.

 

3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 2019  Rockmosa Community Centre  10:30am - 1:30pm

Benefiting the Rockwood Nursery School. Our headlining feature of the Easter egg hunt has 3 different age categories. The first age group is 0-3 years which starts at 11am (parents can accompany child in the hunt), 4-6 years starts at 11:45am (parent can accompany the child onto the field but not participate in the hunt) and our final group 7-12 years starts at 12:30pm (no parents to accompany the child during the hunt). On top of the Easter egg hunt, we have "Golden Egg" prizes, games, Zumba, music, story time, face painting, food trucks and a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny himself!! and SO MUCH MORE!!! This event is RAIN OR SHINE and remember to bring along your own Easter baskets for the hunt.

 

Ramadan Festival - Oakville

April 21, 2019  St. Joseph's Banquet & Conference Centre  12pm - 8pm

A fun packed day for all family! One stop for all your needs for Ramadan & Eid Shopping. We have some of the best vendors offering a great assortment of Gifts, Crafts, Clothes, Jewellery, Dates, Food, Great Deals and much more....Free Entretainment, Giveaway, Clown and face painting and a lot of surprises...

 

Swing FORE Fertility Hope

April 23, 2019  FarAway Greens Indoor Golf  7pm - 9pm

Golf Season is around the corner as well as International Fertility Week. We are inviting you, to join us for a fun night to learn how to improve your swing indoors before your first game. Learn some tips and tricks from Fareen Samji a 5 time Canadian Champ. Then try hitting some balls and having some fun all in support of those struggling with infertility. Not into golf, no worries, there will be lots of networking, mingling, games, and fun going on to support the Blooming Hopes Fertility Program. The Blooming Hopes Program helps those suffering with infertility by raising awareness, providing resources and funding treatments. We are 100% volunteers, all proceeds go directly to Blooming Hopes.

 

Sip & Shop Pop-Up Market

April 26,2019  Country Heritage Park  4:30pm - 10:30pm

A curated market with live music, drinks, food & amazing handcrafted businesses!
Come hungry, food truck will be outside the barn. $2 admission (cash only) - cash bar - NO ATM ON SITE. 50% donated to Fetch & Releash, a local volunteer run dog rescue. Local sponsors are Academy of Music- Milton & Salon Jade. Music by No Subtitles, Ioulia McKee & Aubrey Wilson Duo. Full list of vendors: www.sipshoppopup.com
 

The Mom Show

April 27, 2019  Milton Sports Center  10am - 3pm

Famiizuu and Family Matters Magazine Milton have created this event with the MOMS in mind! This one is for ones who work tirelessly every day and put themselves last. It’s for those of you who are craving an afternoon of me time. We invite you to come out, stroll, chat and check out the stuff you love. Hair products, spas, makeup artists, dance studios, wine tasting, speaker, mini-workshops, massages, foot rubs, treats and so much more....
It’s all waiting for you! Now, let’s face it, even the moms who understand time to themselves is important, may not be able to come sans enfants! It’s totally ok to bring the little ones! We have entertainment for them too!
Vendors and Sponsors have a unique opportunity to market to a captive audience of females ages 25 to 70. Moms shopping for moms, daughters shopping for moms, moms shopping for themselves and because the event is strategically scheduled before MOTHER'S DAY, to give everyone ample opportunity to shop for that perfect Mother's Day gift for the mom in their life! And dads, that goes for you too, no excuse for that last minute shopping!

 

Mother’s Day Workshop

April 27, 2019  TinkerLab for Kids  10am - 12pm

Happy Mother’s Day Mamas! TinkerLab will be hosting a Mother’s Day Workshop for dads and littles to make a surprise gift for you! This is an all-in-one workshop, meaning when your family leaves the studio they will have a creative handmade gift that is wrapped with a card and a little something extra! Parental participation is required for this event. Registration for this event is required.

 

Denim and Diamonds Dance

April 27, 2019  Country Heritage Park  6:30pm - 10:30pm

Proceeds for the annual Denim and Diamonds Dance will be going towards the Milton District Hospital Foundation and the Townsend Smith Foundation. Join us for a fun night of good food, line dancing, silent and live auction, and live music from the Groovy Brothers. Tickets are limited, so pick them up now (early bird pricing until March 31st). You can purchase them online through our website, or from a Rotarian. Contact us if you are interested!!

 

Real Men Do Zumba

April 28, 2019  Milton Fairgrounds  4pm - 6pm

Local men are volunteering their time to shake it for a great cause. Reach out Center for Milton has been helping our kids with loss, suicide prevention, change in family dynamics, bullying and more for many years and yearly we like to give back by hosting a FUN fundraiser for ROCK. Zumba Instructors will also be donating their time for this cause. We welcome men/women spectators for this cause but would LOVE EVEN MORE for you to join in on the FUN to support mental health awareness. Light snacks and water will be provided. Vendors (health/fitness/wellness related will be on site as well as well as silent auction items and door prizes!
 

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