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Special Events at the MARC in Dayspring!

Date July 4, 2024 | July 11, 2024 | July 18, 2024 | July 25, 2024 | August 1, 2024 | August 8, 2024
TIME 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Region Dayspring & Area

Special Events (Ages 3-12)

Join our active and friendly staff for our weekly themed events at the MARC in Dayspring. Bring a change of clothes, sunscreen, and a water bottle. All special events include games, crafts, walking adventures, and snacks. All of our special events are FREE so bring as many friends as you can for an adventurous afternoon of fun and games! Donations for PRO Kids are welcomed! Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

For more information contact Jessie Laffin, Special Events Manager, at (902) 530-3285 or Jessie.Laffin@modl.ca.

Special Event 1: Ice Age Excursion

Hop in the time machine and roam the frozen prehistoric land of dinosaurs. Our participants will make new friends, craft, and play games.

Thursday, July 4, 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Special Event 2: Inventors Adventure

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the magic of science with the wonder of invention. From inventions like planes in the sky to the cars around us, our participants will be having fun while learning.

Thursday, July 11, 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Special Event 3: Rodeo Round Up

Are you ready to boot scoot? The time machine is going to the wild west as we rope in the afternoon with fun activities, snacks, outdoor games, and crafts!

Thursday, July 18, 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Special Event 4: Disco Fever Boogie

In the time machine as you dance to the MARC and join us for groovy activities, snacks, and crafts that’ll sure get your funk on.

Thursday, July 25, 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Special Event 5: Space Expedition

Fast forward through time and blast off as we explore the Milky Way and all of the planets and extraterrestrial life inside. See you there for some out-of-this-world snacks, games, and crafts.

Thursday, August 1, 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Special Event 6: Wet N’ Wild

Get ready to make a splash! Our event is the perfect place to beat summer heat and have fun in the sun. With a variety of water-based games and activities, make sure you dress for the water.

Thursday, August 8, 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

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