April

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Register Now! Spring Office Dodgeball

Registration is open for spring dodgeball! Get a team together and register for 5-on-5 recreational co-ed dodgeball (at least 1 male and 1 female to start). Cost is $150/team.

Where: The Ville, Fredericton

When: Every other Tue at lunch (6 games in total), drop-in games 1600-1800 hr EVERY Fri followed by drinks!

 

Til 1 Apr: Swingin’ to Spring

Fredericton Swing Dance is inviting community members, music lovers, and dance aficionados to Swingin’ to Spring 2017, a swing dance party. It’s an exciting weekend jam-packed with dancing, 3 local live bands, workshops, and tons of fun! The Fri and Sat night dances are $30/person and workshops are $15/person. A weekend pass for all of the events is $100/person, or $90/person if purchased in advance! Tickets available online or at Read’s Newsstand and Cafe at 435 King Street.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Fredericton

When: Visit the Fredericton Swing Dance’s website for details here

Til 8 Apr: YFC Burger Battle

Fredericton Burger Battle is back this spring with 15+ Fredericton restaurants vying for the title of ultimate #YFCBurgerBattle Champion!

Where: Visit YFC Burger Battle’s Facebook page here to learn about participating locations

1-7 Apr: FitKids Indoor Soccer Academy Registration

The FitKids Soccer Academy is coming to the Base Gym for spring sessions 7 Apr-12 May. Programs are available for kids aged 3 & 4 years, 5-7 years, 8-9 years, and U15. Register by calling 422-2749 or by visiting the Base Gym.

Where: Base Gym, Oromocto

When: Visit website here to see costs and hours for registration.

1 Apr: Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the top paddling films of the year from around the world. The films are rich in culture, nature, and adventure. Come be entertained, get excited for warmer weather, and win prizes!

Where: Tilley Hall, UNB, Fredericton

When: 1830-2200 hr

1 Apr: Innovative Hybrid Wrestling

IHW is coming to Fredericton! Advance tickets are $15/adult and $12/kids. Tickets at the door are $20/person. Come check out the live action!

Where: The Ville, Fredericton

When: Doors open at 1900 hr, show 1930-2200 hr

1 Apr: The Bel Canto Singers of Fredericton

Celebrate Canada! The Bel Canto Singers of Fredericton and the Mount Allison University Elliott Chorale collaborate in a concert of music entirely by Canadian composers and arrangers to tell Canada’s multicultural story in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Tickets $15/person or $10/student and $30/familiy, available from Westminster Books or at the door.

Where: Wilmot United Church, Fredericton

When: 1930 hr

1 Apr: Family Storytime

The whole family is invited to the library for a fun-filled half-hour with stories, songs, and games on the first Sat of every month. No registration is needed for this free, drop-in program.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1030 hr

1 Apr: Oromocto Youth Soccer Registration

Sign up your kids for local soccer! Registration is taking place 1 Apr at Hazen Park between 1000-1500 hr as well as 18 & 25 Apr at the OASA Office between 1900-2100 hr. Costs vary depending on age and whether you are an Oromocto resident. To learn more, email oasaregistrar@gmail.com. U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, U15 and U18 teams are available.

Where: Hazen Park, Oromocto on 1 Apr; OASA Office, Oromocto on 18 & 25 Apr

When: 1000-1500 hr on 18 Mar & 1 Apr; 1900-2100 hr on 18 & 25 Apr

2 Apr: Oromocto Market

The Oromocto Market (T.O.M) is run by the community FOR the community and is open the first Sun of every month! Come check out 30+ vendors, have a snack, and find unique gifts!

Where: Hazen Centre, Oromocto

When: 1000-1400 hr

2 Apr: Capital Area Minor Football Association Registration

Register your child for the local spring football league!

Where: UNB Dome, Fredericton

When: 1030-1100 hr

2 Apr: Lead Climbing Course

Looking to bring your climbing to the next level? Become qualified to LEAD CLIMB at the Gagetown climbing wall. Register today by calling 422-2749! Cost is $40/person ($20/person for Rec Members). Prerequisites: Participants must be confident belayers and must have their own climbing rope.

Where: Base Gym, Oromocto

When: 0900-1300 hr

2 Apr-28 May: Kids Rock Climbing Program

Get your little one climbing to new heights! The Base Gym is hosting rock climbing classes for kids aged 7-10 years. They will learn the basics of climbing and have fun! Cost is $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Call 422-2749 to register!

Where: Base Gym, Fredericton

When: Weekly on Sun, 1300-1430 hr

3 Apr: Of Mice and Men

 “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.” John Steinbeck’s adaptation of one of the most widely read and beloved novels. Traveling companions, George and Lennie, wander the countryside during the Great Depression. Both dream of a better life for themselves…until one fateful day.

Where: Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton

When: 1930 hr

3 Apr: Film Night

The NB Film Co-op presents the Fredericton Monday Night Film Series. The series presents limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films for one-night screenings with the goal of diversifying local access to cinema. These films are new or recent releases, which would not otherwise be available to Fredericton audiences on the big screen. Cost is $7/person regular admission, $4/member. Tonight’s movie is La La Land:

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

Where: Tilley Hall, UNB, Fredericton

When: 1930 hr

4 Apr: S.T.E.A.M.

Families are invited to the library’s experiment-themed storytime on 4 & 18 Apr: S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) on Tue nights. Upcoming themes are jellybeans and the night sky. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1830 hr

4 Apr: Strategies for Challenging Behaviors

Need some help with your child’s challenging behaviors? The MFRC has a session for you. Register by 3 Apr with the MFRC by calling 422-3352. Cost is $30.

Where: Gagetown MFRC, Oromocto

When: 1830 hr

4 & 6 Apr: Oromocto and Area Minor Baseball Association Registration

Sign your kids up for the local baseball league! Registration is taking place 4, 6, 11, & 13 Apr and 10 May!

Where: Hazen Centre, Oromocto

When: 1800-2000 hr

5 Apr: Urban Teaching Farm Public Information Session

The Urban Teaching Farm project aims to establish an on-going season-long Farmer training course at the Hayes Farm on Fredericton’s north side. The focus will be regenerative organic vegetable production – farm fresh veggies grown right in the heart of the city! Drop in to learn more!

Where: Kinsmen Club of Nashwaaksis, Fredericton

When: 1800-2000 hr

5 Apr: 3rd Annual UNB Pow Wow

Please come join in for drumming, singing, chanting, vendors, candy dance, potato dance, a customary give-away, and more! This year the theme is “Beyond 150: Celebration of Resilience.” Schools who would like to bring students to experience the pow-wow are encouraged to do so. This event is FREE and EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to come.

Where: Richard J. Currie Centre, UNB, Fredericton

When: 1100-1600 hr

6 Apr: Family Movie Night

FREE! Celebrate Military Child Month with the local MFRC by grabbing your family and heading to the Base Theatre. Pick up your tickets in advance at the Gagetown MFRC. The movie is to be determined.

Where: Base Theatre, Oromocto

When: 1830 hr

6 Apr: Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar/Creative Differences

Real roots and soul in the taproom. Five-time Maple blues nominee! Creative Differences plays at 1930 hr and Samantha Martin & Delta sugar play at 2000 hr. Cost is $15.

Where: Grimross Taproom, Fredericton

When: Doors open at 1830 hr, show at 1930 hr

7 Apr: Preteen Creating Club

Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to meet at the library the first Fri of each month to make something new. Come today to try Makey Makey and see what you can do with electricity. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1530-1630 hr

7-9 Apr: Fredericton Home Show

For 35 years now, the Fredericton Home Show has been an amazing resource for those wanting to see, try out, book, and buy all the latest products and services for kitchens, bathrooms, patios and more!

Where: Capital Exhibit Centre, Fredericton

When: 1200-2000 hr, Fri; 1000-1800 hr, Sat; 1000-1600 hr, Sun

7-15 Apr: The Bunny is Back!

Come get photos with the Easter Bunny with all proceeds going to the Girl Guides! The cost is $5 with a free treat and colouring book included!

Where: Brookside Mall, Fredericton

When: See website here for hours.

8 Apr: Creative Colouring

Adults are invited to come to the library for some relaxing colouring and conversation. All materials are supplied. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1400 hr

8 Apr: Oromocto and Area SPCA Easter Egg Hunt

Hippity hop down to the Oromocto and Area SPCA for its first ever Easter Egg Hunt! Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of egg hunting and Easter fun. Find the golden egg and win a special Easter Surprise! Registration is $5. RAIN OR SHINE!

Where: Oromocto and Area SPCA, Oromocto

When: 1300-1500 hr

8 Apr: 4th Annual Fredericton York Easter Egg Hunt

Everyone is invited to HOP on over to the 4th Annual Fredericton York Easter Egg Hunt for a morning filled with music, prizes, refreshments and of course…LOTS of Easter Eggs.
This is a complimentary event Hosted by MLA Kirk MacDonald and sponsored by the Fredericton York PC Association.

Where: Royal Road School, Fredericton

When: 1000 hr

8-9 Apr: First Aid

The local MFRC is offering First Aid courses. Register by 5 Apr by calling 422-3352. Cost is $45/person.

Where: Gagetown MFRC, Oromocto

When: 0800-1600 hr

10 Apr: Book Lover’s Dessert and Discussion Group

Meet new people and learn about new books! This month is all about sharing our favourite books or books that have inspired us. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1830 hr

10 Apr: Film Night

The NB Film Co-op presents the Fredericton Monday Night Film Series. The series presents limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films for one-night screenings with the goal of diversifying local access to cinema. These films are new or recent releases, which would not otherwise be available to Fredericton audiences on the big screen. Cost is $7/person regular admission, $4/member. Tonight’s movie is Tulip Fever:

An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

Where: Tilley Hall, UNB, Fredericton

When: 1930 hr

11 & 13 Apr: Oromocto and Area Minor Baseball Association Registration

Sign your kids up for the local baseball league! Registration is taking place 4, 6, 11, & 13 Apr and 10 May!

Where: Hazen Centre, Oromocto

When: 1800-2000 hr

12 Apr: Photography Club

The Gagetown MFRC is hosting a new photography club! Come for an information night and meet other passionate photographers, share your knowledge, and challenge yourself! Register by 10 Apr by calling the MFRC at 422-3352.

Where: Gagetown MFRC, Oromocto

When: 1830-2000 hr

13 Apr: Gardening Workshop: Starting Seeds

Learn about what seeds to start and when to maximize your growing potential! Some free seeds will be given and you’ll receive a digital booklet on the 20 easiest vegetables to grow, along with recipes from Chef Lisa. Please email alison@greenervillage.org to reserve your space. FREE for Greener Village clients, or $5 for community members.

Where: Greener Village, Fredericton

When: 1800-2000 hr

15 Apr: Mactaquac Provincial Park Easter Egg Hunt

Visit Mactaquac Provincial Park and have fun at its Great Easter Egg Hunt! Perley the Magician will be performing his tricks. Don’t forget your best Easter bonnet! Enjoy this annual treat for Easter. Arrive early for instructions! To learn more, call 506-363-4747.

Where: Mactaquac Provincial Park, Mactaquac

When: 1200 hr

15 Apr: Family Scrabble Club

The library is starting a new Family Scrabble Club every third Sat of the month. Fun for the whole family with Scrabble boards and dictionaries provided! FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1400-1600 hr

15-22 Apr: 2017 Canadian Police Curling Association Championship

This prestigious Police curling bonspiel brings together 12 Provincial Championship teams, and approximately 100 players, officials and guests, competing to represent their province at Nationals!  FREE admission all week encourages fans to frequent our Capital Winter Club venue and experience top calibre Police curling!

Where: Capitol Winter Club, Fredericton

When: Visit the website here for more details!

16 Apr: Easter Sunday Shootout!

The SSC, a religious organization in Fredericton, is hosting an Easter -Shoot Out’ through its KONNECT Kids services. There will be indoor soccer, team challenges, lots of chocolate, and a retelling of the Easter story.

Where: Smythe Street Cathedral, Fredericton

When: 0900 and 1100 hr

18 Apr: Oromocto Youth Soccer Registration

Sign up your kids for local soccer! Registration is taking place 1 Apr at Hazen Park between 1000-1500 hr as well as 18 & 25 Apr at the OASA Office between 1900-2100 hr. Costs vary depending on age and whether you are an Oromocto resident. To learn more, email oasaregistrar@gmail.com. U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, U15 and U18 teams are available.

Where: Hazen Park, Oromocto on 1 Apr; OASA Office, Oromocto on 18 & 25 Apr

When: 1000-1500 hr on 18 Mar & 1 Apr; 1900-2100 hr on 18 & 25 Apr

18 Apr: S.T.E.A.M.

Families are invited to the library’s experiment-themed storytime on 4 & 18 Apr: S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) on Tue nights. Upcoming themes are jellybeans and the night sky. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1830 hr

19 Apr: Lunch for Literacy

Eat at Caribbean Flavas in Fredericton or Griffins Pub & Eatery and The Sour Grape in Oromocto to support adult literacy! Money from your purchase today will be donated to Oromocto’s Central Valley Adult Learning Association. Treat yourself to a meal out for a good cause!

Where: Caribbean Flavas, Fredericton; Griffins Pub & Eatery and The Sour Grape, Oromocto

When: All day!

20 Apr: The Breakfast Club

This is a relaxing break for military spouses whose partners are away or who just need a break. The local MFRC invites you to join others at Griffin’s Pub for breakfast and a chat. Free casual childcare is available by calling 422-4405. Register by 18 Apr by calling 422-3352.

Where: Gagetown MFRC, Oromocto

When: 1000 hr

20 Apr: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Conversation

This is a relaxing break for military spouses whose partners are away or who just need a break. The local MFRC invites you to join others at The Sour Grape for a coffee and a chat. Free casual childcare is available by calling 422-4405. Register by 18 Apr by calling 422-3352.

Where: The Sour Grape, Oromocto

When: 1830 hr

20 Apr: Gardening Workshop: Starting Seeds

Learn about what seeds to start and when to maximize your growing potential! Some free seeds will be given and you’ll receive a digital booklet on the 20 easiest vegetables to grow, along with recipes from Chef Lisa. Please email alison@greenervillage.org to reserve your space. FREE for Greener Village clients, or $5 for community members.

Where: Greener Village, Fredericton

When: 1800-2000 hr

20-22 Apr: Handmade’s Tale: A Story of Craft and Creativity

A Story of Craft and Creativity is back during the Annual Handmade’s Tale Spring Craft Show! Exhibiting local crafters and over 20 years’ experience, you’ll find something unique for everyone!

Where: Brookeside Mall, Fredericton

20-23 Apr: Flourish Music Festival

Fredericton’s interdisciplinary arts and music festival will return again this spring. Spread across a wide mix of venues throughout the city’s downtown core, Flourish 2017 will bring over 50 musical acts together with more than a dozen visual artists and independent filmmakers for a weekend celebration of all things creative. This year’s musical lineup includes performers from Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Maine, with many making their first trek to the capital city.

Where: Fredericton

When: Visit the Flourish Music Festival Facebook page here to learn more!

21 Apr: Browse and Brunch

The over-sixty crowd is invited to meet at the local library to see old friends and meet new ones. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 0900-1000 hr

21 Apr: Imagination Stations

School-aged children are invited to the library to explore their inner builder during this hour-long program with building blocks. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1530-1630 hr

21 Apr: Roller Derby Saved My Soul

Since premiering in 2011, Roller Derby Saved My Soul has become a huge hit on the fringe circuit. Roller derby and superheroes collide in this delightful comedy, described by critics as “perfect escapism and purely satisfying entertainment.”

Where: Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton

When: 1930 hr

22 Apr: The 11th Annual Fredkid Fair

Don’t miss out on a full day of exciting events for the whole family, activities and stage shows are geared towards families in Fredericton. Admission is $4.

Where: Brookside Mall, Fredericton

When: 1000-1600 hr

22 Apr: Kings of Comedy

Live Stand-up Comedy is proud to present John Wing, Kings of Comedy. This will be Live Stand-up Comedy’s show of the year and its last show of the season. You won’t want to miss it! Not only will you see Canadian Comedy legend John Wing, but also James Mullinger and Francois Weber…two of the best comedians in Canada. A great night of laughs!

Where: Delta Hotel, Fredericton

When: 2000 hr

22 Apr: Craft-a-Long

Bring your current craft project to the library for the Craft-a-Long program and work along with others to learn and share new skills. FREE! Please register in advance by calling 357-3329.

Where: Fay Tidd Public Library, Oromocto

When: 1400-1600 hr

22 Apr: Annual Spring Bazaar

This celebrated family event has a variety of games and activities for all ages.  There will be a cake walk, face painting, Chinese Auction, mock jail, ticket raffles, spin the wheel, and so much more! All money raised will go towards Geary Elementary Community School.

Where: Geary Elementary Community School, Geary

When: 0800-1300 hr

24 Apr: Gardening Workshop: Starting Seeds

Learn about what seeds to start and when to maximize your growing potential! Some free seeds will be given and you’ll receive a digital booklet on the 20 easiest vegetables to grow, along with recipes from Chef Lisa. Please email alison@greenervillage.org to reserve your space. FREE for Greener Village clients, or $5 for community members.

Where: Greener Village, Fredericton

When: 1200-1300 hr

25 Apr: Tankers SCUBA Club Basic Open Water Course

Come take the plunge! Our local dive club is starting a Basic Open Water Course for those interested in learning to dive and becoming certified. Cost is $350/person. For more information and to sign up, call Bob Bissonnette at 471-2214.

Where: Base Gym, Oromocto

25 Apr: Learn to Play Pickleball!

Pickleball is a combo of tennis and table tennis played on a badminton-sized court with a tennis-sized net. Learn to play with experienced players from the Fredericton Pickleball Club! All equipment will be provided, just grab your indoor sneakers and gym clothes! Ages 18+.

Where: Harold Peterson Middle School, Oromocto

When: 1830-2030 hr

25 Apr: Oromocto Youth Soccer Registration

Sign up your kids for local soccer! Registration is taking place 1 Apr at Hazen Park between 1000-1500 hr as well as 18 & 25 Apr at the OASA Office between 1900-2100 hr. Costs vary depending on age and whether you are an Oromocto resident. To learn more, email oasaregistrar@gmail.com. U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, U15 and U18 teams are available.

Where: Hazen Park, Oromocto on 1 Apr; OASA Office, Oromocto on 18 & 25 Apr

When: 1000-1500 hr on 18 Mar & 1 Apr; 1900-2100 hr on 18 & 25 Apr

29 Apr: Silent Disco

Picture it. A crowd dancing in the silence of the ballroom. Sporting brightly lit wireless headphones. The best night out you’ve had in years. Silent Discos are a trend around the world, and FCC is pleased to present this event for your dancing pleasure! Just tune your headphones to the channel of your choice and start dancing! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door (cash only at the door).

Where: Fredericton Convention Centre, Fredericton

When: 2100 hr

29 Apr: Fredericton Poutine Festival

All you can sample poutine plus craft beer, cider, and mead!

Where: Crowne Plaza Fredericton, Fredericton

When: 1130-2200 hr *Be sure to check out the Facebook page here to see the different timings*

29 Apr: Lucien & Jimmy the Janitor

Lucien and Jimmy are back with Full of Beans—their explosive new comedy. The totally hysterical Maritime duo chase every man’s dream with embarrassing side effects. Warning: This comedy features Nort’ Shore English and Cape Bretoneese, beer and beans are consumed on stage, and there’s some partial nudity (topless moose). Rated PG (Pretty Great)!

Where: Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton

When: 1930 hr

29 & 30 Apr: Cabaret

Our local Lintuhtine Melodies & Note-ables presents its 8th annual Cabaret. Admission is $15/adult, $12/senior, and $10/student. Discounts available for attending both nights! For more information, call Lee at 452-8999.

Where: Oromocto High School Theatre, Oromocto

When: 1900 hr

30 Apr: The Great Fredericton Gear Swap

Here comes the first annual Great Fredericton Gear Swap presented by the Radical Edge and Second Nature Outdoors! It is a great opportunity for people looking to buy or sell used outdoor gear. There will be tents, sleeping mats, camping stoves, canoes, kayaks, and so much more! Admission is $2 per person and all proceed will go to Partners For Youth to support youth involvement in outdoor adventure based programs.

Where: The Ville, Fredericton

When: 1100-1400 hr

30 Apr: Children’s Toy, Clothing, and Equipment Sale

Need to get rid of outgrown clothes and move up a size? Join the local MFRC for this kids stuff only only yard sale. Register by 27 Apr by calling 422-3352. Cost is $5/table.

Where: Gagetown MFRC, Oromocto

When: 0900-1200 hr

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