Dinner’s on: Wednesdays made easy. Evergreen Brick Works Pizza Nights have returned and there is so much to love: Pizzeria Libretto pizzas, play in the Children’s Garden, hiking in the Don Valley and biking for the kids. IMG_6236

There’s more pizza on Friday, July 17 at Christie Pits for Pizza in the Park. It starts at 6 pm and word is get there early. (It’s a monthly happening – August 14 and September 11.)

Every Friday, one of the best parks in Toronto, Dufferin Grove Park, hosts a weekly community supper made from local food from its Thursday farmers’ market. It’s delicious and super kid-friendly.

Game’s on: Yes, the Pan Am Games are in full swing with almost 50 different sporting events across the GTA. But there is another not-yet Pan-Am game worth checking out. The city’s professional ultimate team the Toronto Rush has their season-ender on Sunday, July 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Lamport Stadium. (They were voted the most entertaining pro sports team in Toronto.)

ROMdinocastleRainy Day: The ROM gets in the Pan Am Games spirit with its Big Weekend on July 18 and 19. They’ll be sport-related activities throughout the galleries. (PS – next door at Varsity Stadium, the Pan Am Games Archery finals take place on Saturday.)

Also indoors is the Design Exchange Kids Sundays with hands-on activities from 12 to 4 p.m. (Exhibition admission is free for up to two adults accompanying children under 12.)

Stuck at home: Indoor, outdoor, around the hood, treasure hunts don’t have to be a complicated to be a success. Pull together a simple list of things to find in your backyard (leaves, rocks, something round, something blue) and get the kids collecting. We’re inspired by this neighbourhood hunt by MamaNonGrata.

Keep Mom Sane: Sounds like a perfect eve to me. The Toronto Botanical Gardens hosts weekly free concerts on Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. in their gardens. The Garden Café is open for dinner. Arrive early and check out the organic farmers’ market (on from 2 to 7 p.m.)