Kindertown Family Guide: January

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After the holidays, things are usually pretty quiet as we all try to recover from the ‘holiday hangover’ of too much food, fun and relaxation. With the weather getting gradually colder, and the work week seemingly a bit longer, staying cozy inside with a good book is always a preferred option. However, this doesn’t mean you and the kids need to be cooped up all month, there are a few things happening around Hamilton that can be fun and inexpensive for the whole family.

Below is a quick and easy guide to some things happening around town in the next few few weeks!

Ace Academy Flight Experience - https://bit.ly/2Ay99ca

Pilot a First World War biplane using motion-sensing technology in this exciting interactive exhibit from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Moving their arms and tilting their bodies, participants can manoeuver a Sopwith Camel through an immersive onscreen environment.

Date and Time: Until March 17, 2019

Location: 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope

Contact: museum@warplane.com

Storytime in the Gallery - https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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A morning of storytelling and artful exploration at the AGH. Storytime in the Gallery is an opportunity for preschool children and their caregivers to enjoy a relaxed morning together in our Gallery spaces. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month to engage your child in an art-themed story read by AGH staff, and view our current exhibitions outside of public hours at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other caregivers in an inspiring setting!

Date and Time: Tuesday January 22, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton

Contact: AGH https://www.facebook.com/events/1126335254209369/

Lego Mania - https://www.hpl.ca/legomania

Children and families are encouraged to drop in to build, imagine and play with Lego at the Valley Park Public Library Branch.

Date and Time: Saturday January 12, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Valley Park Library, 970 Paramount Drive

Contact: mcumming@hpl.ca

Hamilton Bulldogs First Responder Appreciation Day - http://hamiltonbulldogs.com/

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Come cheer on the Hamilton Bulldogs as they take on the Mississauga Steelheads at First Ontario Center. The team will also be celebrating the contributions of Hamilton’s First Responders, as well host a Rappel Team Performance!

Date and Time: Saturday January 26, 2019, 4pm

Location: First Ontario Center, 101 York Boulevard

Contact: Ticketmaster https://bit.ly/2sntCMB

Mr. Ben at the SHED - http://lagershed.com

Join Mr. Ben every 4th Sunday of the month at the Shawn & Ed Brewery in Dundas for an hour of live kids' music! Lots of your favourites, new songs, old songs, dancing songs, pretending songs, lullabies, a book set to music maybe.... FUN!

Date and Time: Sunday January 27, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Location: Shawn & Ed Brewery, 1570 Main Street West

Contact: Mr. Ben’s Open Door Music https://www.facebook.com/events/365347304028957/

Paul Russumanno