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May – June 2013
For families with children ages 5 – 11. Microgreens are delicate, young plants that are harvested and eaten while they are tiny and tasty. Often used by chefs in the finest restaurants, you will learn the tricks to growing and eating these healthy little bursts of flavor at home. You will sample some of these tiny delights and make a ‘microgreen monster’ to plant up and take home. Two Sessions 10:30 – noon or 1:30 – 3 p.m. Member Family $15, Non-Member Family $25 (includes admission to the Garden). Fee covers up to 2 adults and 3 children. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. More program details on the Children and Families Page <http://vancouver.ca/vandusen/childrenFamilies/childrenFamilies.htm on the web site. Pre-registration required by calling 604-718-5898 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bursaries for a free program are available for families in financial need. For more info call 604-718-5898.
What: ArtStarts at River Market presents Exploring the Impossible with magician Sheldon Casavant
When: Sunday, May 26, 2013 – 11am & 1pm (2 sessions)
Where: River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, V3M 6B9
Cost: Free! No pre-registration necessary. Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Kids: Ideal for 5 to 12 year olds, but all ages welcome.
Parking: Walk if you can, but pay parking is available across the street.
Sheldon’s magic show is light-hearted and highly interactive. Objects will appear, disappear, and even float in the air. Magic is traditionally passed on from magician to magician, so Sheldon will even teach the secrets of some magic tricks to those in attendance. Sheldon’s contemporary style of magic has been appreciated around the world, from Canada to Japan. Free! No pre-registration necessary. Ideal for kids 5 and up, but all are welcome!
ArtStarts in Schools is pleased to bring you this new monthly program sponsored by River Market and Donald’s Market ONE Prize. ArtStarts at River Market is a free workshop series for families at River Market at Westminster Quay, featuring free, fun, 45-minute, culturally diverse workshops with some of the best children’s artists!
For more information, visit http://artstarts.com/free-weekend-workshops
Jump down the rabbit hole for a ‘Mad Hatter’s’ celebration on Hastings Street! It’s a party along Burnaby’s Hastings Street, as Heights Merchants and the community “take their hats off” to their customers, locals, and visitors alike. You’ll find a kids fun run, a parade, a vintage car show, food, music, and adventure for all ages.
Visit www.hatsoffday.com/ <http://www.hatsoffday.com/> or see the event program in the Wednesday, May 29 issue of the Burnaby Now.