What’s on at Story Planet This Week

On the surface, January will look like a quiet month at Story Planet. But don’t be fooled by our cool collected demeanour because, just like ducks, we are paddling furiously just below the surface trying to organize all the incredible programs and events we have planned for 2014!

In the meantime, we have some fabulous friends who will be using our space to run their programs starting this weekend. See below for more details!



Bad Dog Youth Academy: Winter Registration

Classes run Saturdays, Jan 18 to March 22, 2014 (9 classes in total). No class February 15, March 8 due to holidays.

We are offering three classes for ages 10 to 18: Youth Foundations 2 from 12-2 pm, Youth Foundations 1 from 2-4 pm and Youth Performance Ensemble 4-6 pm. You can find more information on each class on the Youth Academy site.

Each class will participate in our Academy Showcase on March 23 at Palmerston Library.

We will also be presenting the premiere of our Bad Dog Kids Show on Saturday, February 1st at Palmerston Library. This is monthly improv show for kids and families that provides an exciting alternative to Saturday morning cartoons and brings childhood literacy favourites to life with an improvised twist!

For more information on classes and enrollment please contact Lisa at Youth@BadDogTheatre.com


MKLogoTransBreathe In & Shine: Mindfulness for Children & Families

Are you interested in sharing mindfulness with your children?

In this 4-week program, Sara will introduce child-friendly mindfulness practices to children and their families that they can then practice together at home. Practices will include games, songs, stories, art activities and everyday mindful awareness practices that can help to reduce stress and support connection in today’s often hectic households.

WHO: For children ages 6-8 and their caregivers.
WHEN: January 20 – February 10, 2014 (4 Mondays), 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Story Planet. 1165 Bloor St. W. (Bloor just West of Dufferin).
COST: $110 per family (up to 3 people.) – includes all art materials, a mindfulness
activity booklet and a copy of “No Ordinary Apple: A Story about Eating Mindfully”

Please email info@mindfulfamilies.ca to register. Space is limited to 5 families.

Sara Marlowe is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and so the program may be covered by some extended benefits plans. Please discuss with your insurance provider.