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March 2019: Fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay

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March is about pancakes, movies and playing in the snow: we can get on board with that. Read on to discover all the family events going on in Thunder Bay in March 2019, including March Break.

March 1

PA Day activities, various branches of the TBPL

At Brodie, there’s a Scaredy Squirrel puppet show and activities at 10:30, or you can watch the Paddington movie at 2:30. County Park hosts Science North and an extreme sports exhibit from 2:30-4:30. At Mary J. L. Black from 2:30-4, there’s the “Birthday Cake” puppet show and activities. And at Waverley, the Auditorium is open for free play from 9:30-4pm. Free.

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March 3

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

Winter Science is the theme of this event, co-hosted by Science North. 2-4pm, free. There’s also a free indoor craft at the Baggage Building Arts Centre from 1-3pm.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

Movie Afternoon, West Thunder Community Centre

Penguins of Madagascar is the movie this month, and the canteen will be open for lunch. 1-3pm, admission by donation. Doors open at 12:30.

More info West Thunder Community Centre on Facebook

March 5

Pancake Dinner, St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Pancakes for dinner? Yes please! There will be fruit and sausage too, along with nut-free and gluten-free and dairy-free options. Admission by donation, 5-6:30pm.

More info St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Facebook

March 8

Movie Night, North End Community Centre

Watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on the 120-inch screen! 6:45-9pm, doors open at 6pm and the canteen will be open. Free admission.

More info North End Community Centre on Facebook

March 8-10

LUNSA Powwow, CJ Sanders Fieldhouse

Presented by the Lakehead University Native Student Association, this three-day powwow has a theme of Celebrating Community. There will be dancing, singing, drumming and a traditional feast. Free admission.

March 10

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

Parks Canada features some fun outdoor activities today, plus as always there’s skating on the rink. 2-4pm, free. You can also warm up with an indoor craft at the Baggage Building Arts Centre from 1-3pm.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

March 11-15 (March Break)

Family Favourites, Silver City Thunder Bay Get your family movie fix. Each weekday at 11am, choose from one of four movies for $2.99. The movies are Smallfoot, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Grinch or Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups.

March Break activities, various branches of the TBPL

The TBPL has got you covered when it comes to March Break activities, from a glow-in-the-dark storytime and Hotel Transylvania tea party to a Science North “Mighty Machines” exhibit and a Grumpy Grandpas family concert, plus lots more. Free.

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March Break activities, Toy Sense

Toy Sense is offering a variety of kid-friendly activities from 1-4pm each weekday, including a sock puppet craft, robotics event and camp crafts. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

More info Toy Sense on Facebook

Free public skating, various locations

Get the skates! March 11, Delaney and Grandview. March 13, Fort William Gardens and Port Arthur Arena. March 15, Current River Arena and Fort William Gardens. 1:30-3:30, free. More info Thunder Bay Arenas & Stadia on Facebook

March 15

The Big Freeze, Mount Baldy Ski Area

Ski, snowboard or tube for a great price in support of local organizations. There will also be a kids’ zone with competitions throughout the day, a bonfire, hot chocolate and more. 10am-9pm, $15 admission, kids under 5 free.

More info Mount Baldy Ski Area on Facebook

March 17

Shamrock Shakedown, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

At this all-ages event, you can get jiggity with traditional Celtic music, watch Irish dancers and take part in snacks, crafts and games. 2-5pm, free admission.

More info SGBC on Facebook

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

This is the last Winter FunDay this year! Come in costume to skate on the rink along with some friends from All the Daze Productions. 2-4pm, free. From 1-3 pm, you can stitch and paint your own travel bag indoors at the Baggage Building Arts Centre.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

If more March events come up (especially the second half of the month), we will keep you posted!

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