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Montreal Families

City teeming with FREE art-centric events

The 19th edition of the city’s Journées de la culture takes place, Sept. 25 to 27, and offers activities in more than 350 neighbourhoods in the province. We’ve highlighted a few that are geared to kids. The events are free, but reservations or early sign-ups may be required. For more information, visit journeesdelaculture.qc.ca.

1. Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Participants aged 7 to 12 are invited to a sound-effects workshop where they will get tips on how to emulate the sounds of animals, rain storms and creaking and squeaking noises. They’ll then practise what they learned by lending their sound effects to an animated film about a mill in the rain. Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m., Cité Historia, 10897 Du Pont St., 514-850-4222 or email info@citehistoria.qc.ca

2. Plateau-Mont-Royal

A musical instrument building workshop will attempt to uncover the mysteries of the violin. Children 7 to 12 will learn about how and why the violin is built the way it is. Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Hall de la Maison des JMC, 305 Mont-Royal Ave. E. 514-845-4108 or email billeterie@jmcanada.ca

3. South-West Montreal

At the St. Charles library, a ceramic workshop for parents and their children, ages 18 months to 5 years. Explore and touch (and get dirty) to your heart’s content, or help build a ceramic village. Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 1050 D’Hibernia St. 514-872-3035

4. Villeray-St. Michel-Park Ex

La TOHU will make a circus performer out of you and your child. A workshop will show participants how to juggle balls, and wield Chinese plates and the diabolo. Get tips from the pros. Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2345 Jarry St. E. 514-374-3522 ext. 2288.

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