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Weekend Wrap-up Feb. 24-26

Introduce the kids to something new this weekend! Build confidence, get revved up, enjoy an African fable, or play pinball. All these fresh experiences are brought to you by the letters, F, R, E, and E!

It’s time to hone your Spidey Senses and take part in SISU Women’s Self-Defense free Family Superhero Self Defence Clinic from 1-2 on Saturday. Connect with your Super Powers—everybody’s got them—and try out a few new techniques! Designed for all fitness levels, this class explores some really basic mental and physical skills to detect, avoid, and escape potentially dangerous situations. Take these free skills with you and create a safe space for the whole family wherever you go!

Come Try Soccer for free at the Shearwater Gymnasium! Top coaches from all over the region are getting together to bring the world’s most popular game to all children of the community! Hour-long sessions are being offered to a variety of ages on Saturday and Sunday. Check here for more deets on their sched.

Celebrate African Heritage Month with Anansi! A special puppet show, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, is being performed at various Halifax Public Library locations. Watch as this crafty Spider tricks all the animals… until he’s taught an important lesson. Halifax Central showtimes are Saturday at 10:30 and Sunday at 2, and the show will go on at Woodlawn on Friday at 10:15 and 11, Saturday at 10:30.

Do you know about the Chocolate Lake Best Western on St. Margaret’s Bay Rd by the Rotary? Sure it houses visitors to Halifax for a decent deal, but do you know that it’s a total community asset? The folks running that place really give a hoot about providing fun and affordable family-friendly things to do! They have a sweet arcade that is turning 1 year old this Saturday at 6. Sadly, pinball games are not around every corner anymore and if your kid has never played one, come check out the Silverball Games’ 1st Birthday Bash. They’ve got Flash Gordon, Frankenstein, and Motordome to name a few pinball games and some classic arcade faves like Street Fighter II and Crusin’ World USA as well as a photo booth. Regular hours are ery day all day (6-11). If that wasn’t enough, there’s a little pool down the hall and it only costs $5 per adult, $3 per child. Go ahead and give the hotel a call (902) 477-5611 if you want more info on their amenities.

About Urban Parent

Urban Parent (formally HRM Parent) is a an online community for families living, exploring and playing in the Halifax area. We connect local parents with events, information, services, products – and each other. Our online community of local parents is growing every day and we’re so grateful for all who are a part of it. Our Facebook and Twitter “inbox” questions have been known to cause some wild conversations, unite families with similar needs and most importantly let many parents know they are never alone! Urban Parent is run by local parents, for local parents. We know what a struggle it can be to find local information and resources, so we’ve done the work for you in the hope that it has made your day a little easier and maybe even given you some cool parent points with the kids! Have an idea for a blog? Need more information? Want to advertise with us? Just send us an email at info@urbanparent.ca we’d love to hear from you.


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