This is it, folks! The last weekend in March. Can you believe it?! We’re moving on from winter activities finally and starting to think about Easter!
Before we dive into the family-friendly ideas, a quick word about this week’s sponsor! (Yes, we accept paid sponsorships for these weekend round ups. We spend hours away from our own family each week, curating and writing these round ups that help thousands of local families enjoy our community ; we appreciate every business and organization that steps up to support our efforts through advertising in this way. Interested? We have openings for April! Send us an email.) We LOVE the passion among the actors who are part of Hubcity Theatre. This community troupe brings Shakespeare to Victoria Park and classics like this weekend’s Circle Mirror Transformation to our venues. It’s a great date night idea if you’re looking for something a little different to enjoy this weekend! Grab your tickets here.
Now, on to the main show!
Baby at home? Having struggles with sleep? We’ve got some great resources for you! This week’s Pickle Planet Podcast guest is a local sleep consultant – yes, a LOCAL, trained sleep training guide that can help you out. (The podcast drops on Friday.) There’s also a great workshop happening Friday at Close to the Heart with another podcast regular, Dr. Sarah Hardy Walsh. She’ll be dispelling infant sleep myths, sharing information on baby’s development and how it relates to sleep, and suggesting strategies for you and baby through the first year. Register here: http://bit.ly/2uyVwpY
Also happening at Close to the Heart this weekend is a book swap – adult titles this time! Drop by five to 10 books before Friday, come back and grab new-to-you titles on Saturday!
This weekend at the Moncton Coliseum, the New Brunswick’s Sportsmen’s Show, the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum, and the Moncton Boat Show are all happening!
Who’s planning some fun for April 1st?! Get in the pranking mood with a special workshop at Resurgo Place! The Capitol Theatre Academy will be on site to share some improv and spark creativity. (Included with regular admission.)
Enjoy a Saturday drive and celebrate maple season in Albert County with a special breakfast at the Curryville Community Outreach Center; they promise Pumpkin Spice French Toast!
Saturday is a great time to check out one of Riverview’s newest establishments, the Glass Roots Gallery on Coverdale Road. Pop in between 11am and 4pm on Saturday to check out the artwork and some awesome coffee from Picadilly Coffee Roasters!
Chapters Moncton is holding two Princess Tea Parties on Saturday; there are limited spots available, so be sure to call 855-8075 to secure a spot – tell them Pickle Planet sent you! Tickets are $5, with the money going towards the Love of Reading campaign. There will a mini concert with princesses, snacks, and crafts.
The regular Chinese Storytime at Moncton Public Library is this Saturday morning, with stories and songs in Mandarin. Call 869-6000 ext 2 to register.
Riverview Skating Club shows off its talents this Saturday with a Blades on Broadway performance.
The Oulton Colleges Human Services class is co-hosting a Spring Fling Family Fun-Raiser with the Moncton Lions Club on Saturday at the club on Mark Avenue. There will be a scavenger hunt, games, face painting, BBQ, meet & greet with IHW wrestlers Brody Steel and Titus, and more. There’s a family dance from 6-8pm, too, and an adult dance in the evening. Admission to the day is $10/family, the dances are $5.
Saturday there’s a family square dance at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church with Gordon Stobbe calling the sets! (Calling the sets means anyone can follow along – a great activity to enjoy with the whole family! Just $5/person admission.
Sunday your kids can try rugby at the Moncton Dome morning. This free, all ages event is Rookie Rugby, a non-contact game.
This weekend is the last of the scheduled Sunday winter openings at the Magnetic Hill Zoo. This is a cash-only fundraiser, with adults admission $5, youth $3, and those three and under are free.
Don’t forget all the great local attractions, too! Check out our MEGA LIST of things to do with kids in Moncton. It includes swimming, skating, the Cineplex family favourite movie (Racetime this week, Space Jam next Saturday), Micheal’s events (Easter themed crafts this weekend) and more! (Please note: public skating in Shediac on Friday is cancelled this week.)
And a reminder for Monday: it’s the kick off of Youth Mental Health Awareness Week and Pickle Planet Moncton’s Jenna Morton will be hosting a Facebook Live on the Atlantic Wellness Centre’s page with counselor Jessica Taplin. You can tune in and ask questions live, or send yours in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.