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Are you ready for icy weekend fun?

weekendPhoto: Henry Lin via IceFest

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:

Ice, ice, baby. Get your ice on at Bloor-Yorkville’s ice-carving competition – vote for your favourite sculpture, see on-street skating performances, and experience the magic of the “Enchanted Garden” centrepiece – with fairies, gnomes and oversized butterflies. All that, and delicious treats from local vendors.

(Bloor-Yorkville IceFest, Sat, Feb. 23 and Sun, Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m. start time, Bellair and Cumberland, (416) 928-3553 ext. 24 , FREE.) 

SATURDAY:

Family snowshoeing! Kids as young as three can learn the art of snowshoeing at the Humber Arboretum. A snowshoe tour will explore the various habitats at the Arboretum, and take a stop to feed the birds – with luck, you’ll have a chickadee eating from your hands. Snowshoes available in all sizes.

(Family snow shoeing, Sat, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College Blvd., 416-675-5009 – event is weather dependant, call ahead to register, $6.78, $8.47 – for snow shoe rental.)

 ALSO SATURDAY:

The African Theatre Ensemble puts on a free performance at the Maria A. Shchuka Library of LostMudupe Olaogon’s play about 15-year old twins who get separated from their family on their way home to Burundi after being refuges in Tanzania. For ages ten to adult.

(Lost, Sat, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Maria A Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton W, 416-394-1000, FREE.)

LOST by Modupe Olaogun from AfriCan Theatre Ensemble on Vimeo.

SUNDAY:

Family Purim Celebration! Sing Purim songs, participate in a costume parade, entertainment and more!

(Family Purim Celebration, Sun, Feb. 24, 11 a.m., Morris Winchevsky School, 918 Bathurst, 416-789-5502, $10 -adult, $5 – kids.)

ALSO SUNDAY:

After weeks of opening their puppet-making workshop to the community, Clay and Paper Theater’s newest wearable puppets are ready to hit the ice at Dufferin Grove.

(Puppets on Ice, Sun, Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m., Dufferin Grove Park Skating Rink, Dufferin S of Bloor, 647-338-9642, FREE – donations appreciated.)  

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