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Weekend Wrap-up: June 15-16, 2013

1. Let your Curiosity get the best of your with the Curiosity Kits! Join the Discovery Centre on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm for an event that will have kids bouncing off the walls! Local toy company The Orb Factory, has launched a make-bouncy-ball kit which, after being featured on The View has become one of the hottest craft kits in North America.

Pulsar Powerballs allow children to design and create their own bouncing balls that really light up! The Orb Factory is partnering with the Discovery Centre to let children try the Powerballs for themselves – for free! 2. Are you ready to take the first step in the fight against prostate cancer? Put on those running shoes, invite your friends and family, and make this Father’s Day one to remember. Head to the Canada Games Centre at 9:30am on Sunday for for the Prostate Cancer Walk/Run. 3. The oldest and largest cultural festival in Halifax, NS. Join in this weekend for authentic entertainment, delicious food, cultural exhibits and tours and family activities! Greek Fest welcomes your little Olympian with an area dedicated just for them! They have face painting, an inflatable ride, cool treats, and balloons (of course). Or bring your kids to participate in the Greek Fest Scavenger Hunt – a fun and interactive way of learning about Greek culture. Find all the items on the sheet, get them stamped and then return the sheet to the Kid’s area for a prize! 4. It’s Telus Family Sunday at the Art Gallery! Join them for an afternoon of art making inspired by Nova Scotia folk art! Work in both two and three dimensions to create whimsical and humourous pieces of art. So much fun for the whole family, from 1-4 on Sunday! 5. The Sobey MBA Society, in support of the Make a Wish Foundation presents the Pirate Family Fun Day. Join them for a water fight on the high seas (Halifax Harbour Waterfront, Cable Wharf) as Theodore the Tugboat and the Tall Ship Silva duke it out for naval supremacy! There will be two sails, one at 9:30am, and one at 10:00am from the Cable Wharf Dress: Participants are encouraged to wear pirate gear! Yarr! There will be Face painting, Barbeque, Tattoo Booth, Make-A-Wish Merchandise!

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