Modern Mama Spruce Grove

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weekend Guide: July 1-3



What: Pancake Breakfast
Who: Servus Credit Union and The City of Spruce Grove
Why: Enjoy a $3 pancake breakfast while listening to local musicians!
Where: Spruce Grove Composite High School Sports Field at 1000 Calahoo Road.
When: Canada Day from 8-11am.

What: Street Performers Festival
Who: The City of Spruce Grove
Why: Vendors, roving entertainment, face painters, a parade, birthday cake, and more!
Where: Spruce Grove Composite High School Sports Field at 1000 Calahoo Road.
When: Canada Day from 9am- 6pm. See website for complete schedule.

What: An Evening of Celebration
Who: The City of Spruce Grove
Why: Enjoy a "beverage", listen to live entertainment, celebrate our City's 25th Anniversary, and end the evening with fireworks!
Where: Spruce Grove Composite High School Sports Field at 1000 Calahoo Road.
When: Canada Day from 6-11pm.

What: Main Street Parade
Who: Multicultural Heritage Centre
Why: Lots to see- decorated bike contest, horses, wagons, hot rods, and more!
Where: Main Street, Stony Plain
When: Canada Day at 10 am.

What: Canada Day Celebration
Who: Multicultural Heritage Centre
Why: Free concert, petting zoo, jumpy tent, Show & Shine Car Show, artists in action, and more!
Where: 5411-51 St, Stony Plain
When: Canada Day from 10am-5pm.

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "Larry Crowne".
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For all LOCAL events and happenings (not just for us mommies) visit talkofthetown.name.
For all events in and around Edmonton visit City and Baby.
For all #yeg style and happenings visit City and Dale.

Photo courtesy of Teagan Photography.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mama & Tots- play+learn+move!


Mama & Tots! Spruce Grove's only summer program for children aged 0-3 years runs July 6th- August 24th. This 8 week program meets outdoors at the TLC on Wednesdays from 10:30am- noon. There's "Mama Bags", door prizes, a "mom's helper", and more! Register today!

July 6th
Meet & Greet- sponsored by Cake Pop Junkie
The ABC’s of Sign Language- a sign-language demo teaching the alphabet and first signs!
Tiny Hands Talk- Jenny McConnell

July 13th
Picture Day- each mom receives a FREE 5x7 MOMento picture! 
The Ingredients of a Playful Life- teaching tots through play with the right play clothes!
Discovery Toys- Carrie Peteresen
Peekaboo Beans- Trisha Hillaby
Gymboree- a demo encouraging development through playing and learning!

July 20th
Speech and Language Development- what to look and “listen” for as baby goes from babbling to talking!
From Play to Words- Jodi Sommer, Speech Language Pathologist
Tai Chi Demo
nrg4u Fitness- Laura

July 27th
Potty Training- tips, strategies, and more!
Pediatric Occupational Therapist- Joel W.
H.A.W.T- Family Fun demo!
H.A.W.T.- Meaghan Dickert

August 3rd
Health & Safety- sun safety, medications for kids, car seat safety and more!
Pharmacist- Karen with Rexall
RCMP Safety Officer
Dancing for the Soul- a dance demo for ages 2+!
Dance Soul- Erin Stanley

August 10th
Our Nervous System- tips on taking care of the developing nervous system- eg. tummy time, stretching, etc!
Back on Track Chiropractic- Dr. Angel Regier
Kindermusik- swing, sway, laugh & play!
Moves and Grooves- Sheena M.

August 17th
Babywearing Workshop- learn about and TRY ON all different kinds of carriers and WHY you should babywear! 
Natural Urban Mamas- Natasha Chiam, Certified Babywearing Educator
“Stroll into Shape”- a “stroll” through the City of Spruce Grove trails with your stroller or carrier.

August 24th
Mom and Baby Swim- pool demonstration on pool safety and fun!
Tri-Leisure Center- TLC instructor

Join us to play+learn+move! Register today! "Mama & Tots"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekend Guide: June 24-26


What: Summer Solstice Swim
Who: Stony Plain Outdoor Pool
Why: “Christmas in June” with tons of fun games, cool prizes, and a free hot dog and drink! Cost is $5.
Where: 5210-55 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Friday 8-10pm.

What: Annual Beach Bash
Who: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
Why: Kick off the ultimate summer of  fun at the TLC.
Where: TLC Aquatic Centre
When: Saturday 12-5 pm.

What: 5th Annual Block Sale!
Why: Find cool collectibles and treasures.
Where: Belfry Fairway Crescent, Stony Plain
When: Thursday & Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 8am- 4pm.

What: What Do You Do?
Who: RCMP Officer Constable Barb Roy
Why: Learn about child safety!
When: Saturday from 10:30-11:30am.

What: Summer Kick-Off Party and BBQ
Why: Face painting, games and concert by Ballooner Landing. BBQ with proceeds donated to the Slave Lake Library. Register for the Summer Reading Club, too!
Where: Rick Delorme Memorial Park (across from the library).
When: Saturday from 11am- 3pm.

What: Annual Spring Garage Sale
Why: Over 40 tables of antiques, collectibles and treasures! Organized in support of the Parkland and Area Youth Emergency Services.
Where: 4912-50th Ave, Stony Plain (Main St.)
When: Saturday from 10am- 4pm. (Rescheduled from June 18th.)

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "Cars 2, Bad Teacher, and Transformers (Wednesday)". First 50 tickets for Cars 2 get a FREE poster and puzzle. Tickets are on sale now!
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For all LOCAL events and happenings (not just for us mommies) visit talkofthetown.name.
For all events in and around Edmonton be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all #yeg style and happenings visit City and Dale.

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Hood Photography.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekend Guide: June 17-19


What: Father's Day!
Who: Redline Diner
Why: Treat dad to lunch or supper at a family-friendly local restaurant!
Where: 300 St. Matthews Ave, Spruce Grove
When: Sunday from 12-8pm.

What: Peakaboo Beans Open House/Soiree
Who: Peekaboo Beans Stylist- Megan Mercier 
Why: Enjoy drinks and snacks while you peruse sample clothing! "Little beans" are welcome!
Where: 37 Heron Crescent, Spruce Grove
When: Friday between 6-10pm. RSVP to meganm.stylist@peekaboobeans.com.

What: 1 year in business celebration!
Who: Love Your Bump Maternity
Why: Prizes, cake & juice! Sale items are 30-70% off and new stock is 10% off.
Where: #123 McLeod Ave, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday from 10am- 7pm.

What: Anniversary Sale- Celebrating 6 years in business!
Who: Shelly's Finds
Why: Select home decor and giftware 20-40% off and a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.
Where: #104, 3805-49th Ave, Stony Plain; The Junction
When: Starts Friday, June 17th.

What: Garage Sale(s)!
Who: Some Stony Plainers and the City of Spruce Grove Garage Sales
Why: Another (wo)man's junk is another (wo)man's treasure!
Where: 4911-54 Ave, Stony Plain 
When: Friday 2-8pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm.

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Who: Parkland Cinema
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend are "Green Lantern 3D and Mr. Poppers Penguins".
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

For all LOCAL events and happenings (not just for us mommies) visit talkofthetown.name.
For all events in and around Edmonton be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all #yeg style and happenings visit City and Dale.

Photo courtesy of Heart and Soul.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Guide: June 10-12



What: Swap Meet for Mommies
Who: Little Monster's Swap Meet
Why: Shop for new and gently used items!
Where: TriLeisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday June 11th from 11am- 3pm.

What: Bike Rodeo
Who: City of Spruce Grove
Why: Children up to 12 years old can come to have bikes and helmets inspected and learn about bike safety.
Where: Central park, 450 King St., Spruce Grove
When: Saturday June 11th from 1-4 pm. Rain or shine!

What: Local Farmer's Markets
Who: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Farmer Markets
Why: To shop for anything made, baked, or grown locally!
Where: 100 Railway Ave, Spruce Grove and 5008-51 Ave, Stony Plain
When: 9:30am- 2:30pm and 9am- 1pm.

What: Movie Theatre
Who: Parkland Cinema
Why: Enjoy family time or a date night! New this weekend is "Super 8".
Where: 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
When: Friday-Sunday evenings and Saturday-Sunday matinees.

What: Summer Solstice Sale
Who: Phina's (Home Decor/Giftware and Coffee Bar)
Why: A sale where the earlier you come, the more you save!
Where: 5111-50 St., Stony Plain
When: Saturday June 11th from 6-7 am (50% off), 7-8 am (40% off), 8-9 am (30% off), 9am -5 pm (20% off ). Applies to regular priced merchandise.

What: Dog Gone Walk-A-Thon
Who: Sundance Canine Rescue Society
Why: To Support Sundance Canine Rescue Society. Bouncy tent, charity BBQ, face painting, vendors, Adoption Day & silent auction.
Where: Rotary Park, Stony Plain
When: Sunday June 12th 11am- 2pm

For all LOCAL events and happenings (not just for us mommies) visit talkofthetown.name.
For all events in and around Edmonton be sure to check out City and Baby.
For all #yeg style and happenings visit City and Dale.

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Guertin Photography.