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Weekend Wrap-up: September 27-28, 2014


1. The new Tony Hawk Rad Science exhibit is now open at The Discovery Centre! At the Exhibit, visitors will be immersed in the skatepark culture that features special skateboarding workshops and demonstrations, multi-media elements and highly interactive exhibits.

Take a dip into Newton’s Pool and discover three laws of motion; find the sweet spot on Board Balance; and discover thrust on the Momentum Machine. The Exhibit also includes a stationary skateboard designed to test your balance while performing common tricks, and a Create-a-Skate session, where visitors can learn the science behind skateboard design. And at the 900 Vert Theatre, you can watch a short video of Hawk completing his historic “900” move, which revolutionized the sport.

2. Join Peter in Peter and the Wolf on a musical adventure as he explores the forest, and encounters birds, ducks, and cats – and a big bad wolf! Prokofiev’s classic tale is full of imagination and whismy, and is a delightful introduction to different instruments of the orchestra. This FREE concert is musical fun for all ages at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Sunday. No need to worry about staying still and being quiet – they encourage activity and participation. Families are welcome to come and go freely, whether they’re trying out Long and McQuade’s Musical Instrument Fun Zone, exploring the Maritime Museum, or just taking a break.

3. As part of the nationwide Culture Days, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is offering a free How-to-Tie-Dye workshop on Sunday. Lena Hardiman will teach how to tie-dye using resist dying techniques to create designs of the 1960s and ‘70s including spirals, mandalas and peace. Please bring your own white cotton shirt to dye. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

4. It’s a big fall party on Argyle Street and an open house at Neptune Theatre! Drop in and spend some time exploring Neptune Theatre as part of the national Culture Days celebration with special backstage tours. Not only is it a great way to spend an afternoon, it’s a celebration of the best of Halifax! They’ve partnered with local neighbours & shops to be part of the “pop-up of pop-ups” as they throw a family-friendly party for our fans.

5. t’s the annual OutGROW OutPLAY Children’s Consignment Event at Soccer NS!  Find everything you need for your child (newborn – 16yrs) at a fraction of the prices you would pay in store!

6. Head to Patch on Robie Street for Learn to Sew, Machine EditionGeared towards kids aged 8+, this one’s for the young sewer who wants to get comfortable with a sewing machine and make a personalized accessory. They’ll learn the basics while making scrunchies or a headband and gain the confidence that comes with learning a new and fun skill. No experienced required!



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