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March 10: March Break Junior Chess Tournament – Alderney Gate Library

Pre-registration has started for the March Break Junior Chess Tournament on Saturday, March 10th at the Alderney Gate Library.  This is a popular free tournament with prizes and medals for the winners in the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sections.  Places are limited so reserve yours now by phoning Library Youth Services at 490-5748.

Important: Even after you have registered you must be in attendance between 9 am and 9:30 am to get your registration package.  Then you must exit the Library and re-enter at 10am when the library opens.

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March Break Camps & Activities Around Nova Scotia

What’s going on for children and families during March Break on the mainland, March 12-20th?

Chester Playhouse March Break Youth Acting Camp
A Grimm Tale to Tell – An examination of archetypes in fairy tales
March 14-18 9am-3pm
Registration: $150.00

Artech Studios
Cirque d’Artech! And Stunt Riders! Our March Break camps will be held at Armbrae Academy on Oxford Street.  See the full line-up of MARCH BREAK CAMPS!

YMCA Day Camps
All Across Nova Scotia – contact the YMCA near you, or click on the link above

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Halifax
Sunday, March 20
Family Sunday: Foolin’ Around with Art

Explore humour in art.  A playful afternoon of art making creating 3D portraits and lively, colourful paintings.

March Break at Ross Farm Museum
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Children’s Events, Arts/Crafts – March 12 – March 20, 2011
During this time Ross Farm will be opened daily from 9:30- 4:30. Come for a sleigh ride, visit Rosebank Cottage and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Help the farmer with his chores and visit the farm workshop. Keep a watch on the web site for more daily hands on activities. or visit the Facebook page.
For additional information:  Joan Lenihan,902-689-2210, 1-877-689-2210, [email protected]

The Navy: Adventures at Sea Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Heritage, Children�s Events

March Break at the Museum of Industry
March 12 – March 20, 2011
Museum of Industry, Stellarton
March Break – Pack Your Bags!
Pack your Bags for fun and adventure at the Museum of Industry. Travel: maps, landmarks, music and games.
Admission: Adult $8.15; Children 5yrs & under Free; Children 6 to 18 yrs $3.60; Family $16.80; Senior $4.85
For additional information:Denise Taylor 902-755-5425, [email protected]

March Break at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Children’s Events, March 15 – March 19, 2010
Get out and explore March Break. Crafts, stories and games!
For additional information:Linda Baker,902-634-4794, 1-866-579-4909,[email protected]

March Break Activities at Your Local Library
See your local library branch for what’s happening in your area or click on the link above.

Dance ConXion
March 14 & 16
– DAY (or 2!) OF DANCE. Register for the day and learn jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop technique as well as some great choreography.The day starts at 10:00 and runs until 4:00 (early drop off/ late pickup is available).To register call or email the studio 365-7300
[email protected]

DANSXpress Dance Centre
Annapolis Valley – March 14-19
Ages 5-8 from 9-12 daily. Ages 9+ from 1-4 daily. Kids will participate in classes including Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Acro, ballet and more. Register at the studio or email for more information at [email protected]

**Do you know of an activity that I have missed?  Let me know and I will add it to the list. Thanks!**

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March Break Camps & Activities – Cape Breton

What’s going on in Cape Breton for children and families during the March Break, March 12-20?

Centre For Craft & Design March Break Camps

Registration for all March Break and Summer Camps is on until March 9th.
Kids ‘N’ Crafts – 9am to noon March 14-16 – Ages 7-10 – Tuition $60.  Tuition fee includes all supplies.

Working With’ Clay March 15-18 – 9am to noon  Ages 10-14- Tuition $75, includes all supplies.

Drawing & Cartooning – Mar 14-17 – 1-4pm – Ages 10 & up – Tuition $60, includes all supplies.

To register or for more information phone 539-7491
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney
[email protected]

March Break Activities at Two Rivers Wildlife Park
Kick-off March 12th 6:30-9pm – Coasting Party with Free Sleigh Rides!
March 12-20th
1 km Wildlife Trail & Petting Zoo open daily 10 am – 4 pm.
Free Sleigh Rides Daily 1-3 pm
Canteen Services 1-3 pm upstairs in Admin. Bldg. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Beverages
Fill out a ballot to win a family pass for a year!
Park admission:  4 & under free, Youth/Seniors $4.50, Adults $6.50

Albert Bridge Community Winter Carnival March 10-15th

Friday, March 11th
6:30 p.m. Grand Opening

Albert Bridge Fire Hall
Opening Parade—Bring a flashlight
Hot Dogs, Cake and Hot Chocolate.
Kids Dance Downstairs
Age 12 and under
Admission: food donation. Music donated by Bobby Burke. Munchies provided.

Saturday, March 12th

8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast, Riverside School,Hornes Road
$4.00 per person, Tickets available at the door.
Accepting donations for District 1 Food Bank.

Monday, March 14th.
10:00 a.m. To 1:30 p.m.
Coasting and Animal Visit, Hanson’s Farm, Trout Brook Road
Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate, Admission: food donation
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m,
Bonfire At the Fire Hall
Roasting Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate

Friends of Mira Provincial Park Winter Festival
March 12-13
Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge
Cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow sculptures, ice fishing, canteen facilities
For more info: 577-8065 or [email protected]

ACAP Cape Breton Day Camp
March 14-18 – 9am-noon – $8 per day or $30 for the week; family rate is $12 per day or $60 per week for 2 children.
ACAP’s Centre for Sustainable Communities, 582 George St., Sydney.  567-1628
A week of eco arts and crafts, games and nature!

Expose Yourself at the Southend Community Centre
Youth ages 16 and up can perform music to an audience free of charge.  Donations at the door.
For more info: [email protected]

Free Family Skate @ Centre 200, Sydney
Saturday, March 12 – 11:30-3pm
For information contact [email protected] or 563-2497

Free Family Skate @ Sydney Mines & District Community Centre
147 Legatto Street, Sydney Mines
March 15th 11:30am-1pm
Bring a food donation for the food bank
[email protected] or 563-2497
March 17th Johnny Miles Family Skate 1pm
Donations for the food bank welcome.

Family Skate at New Waterford Rink
March 13th 3-3:50pm, free admission, helmets encouraged
March 19th – 3-4pm
[email protected] or 563-2497 for more info.

Free Family Skate @ Bayplex, Glace Bay
March 16th Noon-1pm
[email protected] or 563-2497

Free St. Patrick’s Day Family Skate @ Dominion Arena
March 17th 4-6pm Helmets encouraged

Ski Ben Eoin
Snowshoeing – Wed & Sat at 10am. 2-hour guided tour in the Back Country.  For more information, contact Micheline [email protected]

Day Camps March 12-20, 2010
Discover Skiing or Snowboarding, for kids aged 6 and up.
9:30am to 2:30pm. $55 per day or $100 for two days or 3 days for $135. Lunch is unsupervised – lift & rental not included ~ One day lift is $12, one day rentals $12.

YMCA Cape Breton – Sydney Location
Day Camp 11am-4pm Daily; for 5-12 year olds

Check your local YMCA for details on day camps in your area.

Cape Breton Regional Libraries

March 15-17th.  Check your local Library branch for March Break Fun.

March 18th at McConnell Library, Sydney – PJ Movie Night 6:30pm
NFB Short Films with a winter theme

Do you know of an event I’ve missed?  Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.  Thanks!