DPAC adds fifth Paw Patrol show in May

Paw Patrol is coming to the Triangle – and apparently lots of kids and parents are excited about it.

The show hits the Durham Performing Arts Center in May. DPAC recently added a fifth show – at 6 p.m., May 20.


Show times now are 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., May 20, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., May 21. Tickets start at about $21. They are on sale for all shows except the newly added show. Tickets for the 6 p.m., May 20, show go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m., Friday, March 17, according to Ticketmaster.

This is the first live tour for the popular Nickelodeon show.

Here’s a description: “It’s the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest, to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.”

Parents, kids line up to meet favourite cartoon characters on Family Day

It was hard to keep a leash on the excitement at Tecumseh Mall on Mornday, when hundreds of kids got a chance to meet their favourite canine cartoon characters.


Three dogs from the Canadian animated children’s series Paw Patrol were stationed at different parts of the mall to meet fans during the “Paw-sitively Fun-Filled Family Day” event. The festivities coincided with National Love Your Pet Day.

The Paw Patrol TV show follows 10-year-old Ryder and his league of rescue dogs as they save lives and prevent disaster in Adventure Bay. It airs on TVO Kids and Télé-Québec.

Alysha Sutherland brought her 18-month-old son Maverick to meet the characters from one of their favourite shows.

“We saw it on Facebook, and we were very excited,” Sutherland said. “We love Paw Patrol.”

The event started at 12:30 p.m., but some parents like Lisa Pikul lined up early. Pikul said she and her daughter Eva were waiting in line for almost 40 minutes before getting to meet Marshall, the firefighter dog. Afterwards, Eva was bouncing with excitement.


Many kids came decked out in Paw Patrol gear, including Mason and Hunter Smith. The four-year-old twins love the characters Skye and Chase — the pilot and police dogs on the show. Skye and Chase were also at the mall posing for photos with fans.

Those in attendance also received a ballot to enter the Paw Patrol grand prize draw, which includes four tickets to the Paw Patrol Live Show at the Sony Centre in Toronto on Feb. 25.

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society was also at Tecumseh Mall to promote its services to the long lines of animal lovers.


“It’s very busy today,” said Emma Truswell-Amlin, events and community relations co-ordinator at the humane society. “There’s a lineup all the way down the mall.”

Truswell-Amlin brought Louis, a white rabbit, and Violet and Lavender, two guinea pigs, to meet the families waiting in line.

“It’s a great way to promote our adoption programs and birthday parties,” said Truswell-Amlin. “There are lots of ways to get kids involved.”

14 Times ‘PAW Patrol’ Made Me Question My Life Choices

PAW Patrol has taken over my life. Its songs have infected my brain and I have learned the unique features of each character, including but certainly not limited to: their vehicles, colors, catchphrases, and individual backstory. I couldn’t even escape its clutches on holiday in Portugal recently; every gift shop had a knock-off version of the cuddly pack of rescue dogs and their caretaker. In other words, the moments PAW Patrol made me question my life choices are seemingly endless.


If you haven’t yet been tortured with this particular cartoon, let me break it down for you while simultaneously feeling ridiculously jealous of you. I mean, how did you escape the clutches of this television show while parenting? (Don’t answer that. I do not want to know.)

PAW Patrol is a Canadian show enjoying international popularity since its conception in 2013. It’s about a little boy, Ryder, who lives alone (let that sink in) with a bunch of dogs who, together, perform rescue services for the town of Adventure Bay. Each dog has their own cool rescue vehicle, except for poor Rocky, who drives a garbage truck. (Tough break, kid). The town has a mayor (refreshingly, a woman of color) but rather than run the town herself, she gets on her smartphone (heavy reliance on technology in this show) and calls for Ryder and “his team of pups” to help with every problem imaginable.

There are more than a few times I have been left scratching my head while watching an episode, wondering if the life choices I’ve made that have lead me to this point in my life are the “right” ones. I guess, as with everything in life, you just have to take the good and the bad together when it comes to parenting. Ugh.

From your TV to Hampton Roads, The Paw Patrol Pups have arrived

Paw Patrol Live is at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia this weekend. We chatted with Paw Patrol Live Spokesperson, Molly Jackson, about the show and what audiences of all ages can look forward to! Come see your favorite characters and help the pups in their newest adventure.


PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour:

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.
Catch the show happening this weekend only at Chrysler Hall!

Paw Patrol toys ideal for kids this Christmas on Mirror Reader Offers

Paw Patrol are the two words on everyone’s lips this Christmas, but if you’re still struggling to decide which of the themed toys to buy, here’s our round up of all the best from our favorite characters on TV


Christmas is almost here and it’s time to fill up those stockings for the little ones.

In 2016 the hot toy of the year is anything Paw Patrol themed, so there’s no doubt most children’s letters to Santa include a few gifts from the animal rescue team.

Our round-up of the best Paw Patrol themed toys on the market is sure to put a smile on kid’s faces come Christmas morning.

Including offerings for all price ranges and interests, if you’re shopping for a Paw Patrol fanatic, this is the only gift guide you’ll need.


If you’re after other presents for your friends and family, also feel free to check out our other gift ideas, including presents for him, her, kids, foodies and even personalised gift ideas.

This fire truck means they can act out all their favourite Paw Patrol scenes
Kids can play out pup inspired rescue missions with this toy truck fire engine from Paw Patrol.

They’ll want to collect all the characters from the team including Chase, Rubble and Skye so they can save the world one adventure at a time!

Paw Patrol Live, Winter Art & Craft Bazaar plus 14 other things to do this holiday weekend

Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions:


1. Paw Patrol Live. Watch your favorite pups from Adventure Bay come alive on stage at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Beginning Friday at 6 p.m., Chase, Ryder and Skye head out on a mission to save Mayor Goodway. Additional shows are on Saturday and Sunday. Children 1 and older must have a ticket. Ticket prices range from $21.25 to $79.25. More.

2. Family Fun Day. Head out to Midtown Crossing on Saturday for face painting, photos with Santa, balloon animals and more. Holiday characters and carolers will be singing in the neighborhood at this event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The night ends with the annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at 7 p.m. in Turner Park. More.

3. 5th Annual Winter Art & Craft Bazaar. Get creative with your holiday shopping. Buy items from local businesses who make things by hand. The annual bazaar will be held at Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. More.

4. Milk and Cookies with Santa. Visit Santa after hours at the Omaha Children’s Museum on Saturday. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. children can tell Santa what they want for the holidays, make arts and crafts and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $25 per person for non-members and $15 for members. More.

5. Holiday Poinsettia Show. Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St., will display thousands of colorful poinsettias, starting on Friday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. visitors can also walk the garden and enjoy model garden trains and a poinsettia tree. More.

6. Santa’s Magic Shows. The Omaha Children’s Museum opens its “Santa’s Magic” exhibit on Friday. Visit with characters such as the Snow Queen, Holly the Elf and Santa. On Friday, Santa will perform at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The exhibit will remain open until Dec. 23. Cost for museum admission is $12 for adults and children ages 3 to 15. Children under 2 are free. More.

7. Go to a holiday lighting ceremony. The Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony starts at 5:40 p.m. at Gene Leahy Mall, 14th and Farnam Streets, on Thursday. Local mom and daughter duo Belles & Whistles will kick off the evening with a performance followed by Mayor Jean Stothert’s light display countdown. The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. will have cookie decorating, holiday crafts and Santa followed by the lighting of their indoor Christmas tree. Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St., has free carriage rides, live music and face painting on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

8. Christmas at the Mansion. Gaze at holiday festive decor at the Arbor Lodge Mansion in Nebraska City. All 52 rooms will be decorated in vintage decor with holiday-themed collections and music to surround you with the spirit of the season. Hours for this event are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3 to 12. More.

9. Wildlife Refuge Film Series at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. On Saturday and Sunday, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, located at 1434 316th Lane in Missouri Valley, Iowa, will show a free wildlife film: “The Key to Duck ID.” The film is a 15-minute feature that gives viewers tips on how to tell different duck species apart. The movie starts at 1:30 p.m. both days. More.

10. Catch a show at the Omaha Community Playhouse or the Rose Theater. “A Christmas Carol” is the holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his life-changing journey. The show runs until Dec. 23 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Children under 3 are not allowed. The Rose Theater’s production of “Prancer” takes the stage Nov. 25. In this production, a young girl nurtures a reindeer back to health and tries to get the animal back home despite obstacles. The two-hour show is recommended for children 7 and older. More.

11. The King is Dead! The Regicide of Charles I at The Durham Museum. In 17th century England, even being a king could be a dangerous job — sometimes you could even lose your head! “The King is Dead” explores the reign of England’s King Charles I and the story behind his eventual trial and execution for high treason. Cost is $11 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (ages 62+), $7 for children (ages 3-12) and FREE for members. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8. More.

12. Go ice skating with your kids. The Motto McLean Ice Arena (inside Hitchcock Park at 45th and Q Streets) offers Family Skate time Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Ralston Arena is open to the public on select days for ice skating. Cost is $5 and includes free skate rental. More.

13. See an indoor movie with your kids. Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St., has plenty of family-friendly movies showing every weekend. Plus, visit every Tuesday for $6 movies all day. Forever Young Family & Children’s Film Series will take place select Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St. This Saturday’s films are “Duck Soup” and “Room Service.” This Marx Brothers double feature runs Sunday and Dec. 1, 3, 4, and 8. The series’ next film is “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” Admission to most films in the series for kids 12 and under is $2.50. More.

14. Do some crafts. Kids can create a “Hit The Slopes! Skiers” at Lakeshore Learning Store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See “Arts for All.” Explore your creative side Saturday at the South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with art projects based on books and illustrations. The class is taught by professional artists and art teachers in partnership with Arts For All. The program is for children ages 8 through 12. Registration is required.

15. Social Play Group. Snyder Charleson Therapy Services, located at 8031 West Center Road, Suite 300, is hosting social play groups every Monday and Thursday. The play group sessions are 60 minutes and take place at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. All groups are run by speech language pathologists and occupational therapists. Group time will focus on sensory integration, communication and social skills through structured play-based activities. Social play groups are targeted toward children 2 to 6 years old. Groups will consist of two to four children depending on their age, skill level and areas of need. To schedule an appointment, call 402-763-4408 or email pediatrics@snydercharleson.com.

16. Do something you’ve never done before: Check out 40 off-the-beaten-path things to do in Omaha if you’re looking for something new to keep you busy this weekend.

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol to star at Big Christmas Event in Grimsby – and you can meet them

IT’S going to be BIG again in Grimsby this Christmas … thanks to an event that is packed with fun for all the family.

The Grimsby Telegraph is supporting this very special town centre event and can reveal a great treat for the youngsters and we are sure the parents will love it to!


At this year’s BIG event on Thursday November 24, we are excited to announce that heroic pups Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol will be making personal appearances at intervals between 3pm and 6.50pm in St James’ Square.

There is no doubt that Chase and Marshall will be hugely popular, so make sure you are down there in good time to enjoy the experience.

But of course, that is not all – there is simply stacks of Christmas entertainment for you to enjoy at what has become the annual Big Christmas event in Grimsby – which includes the official festive lights switch-on and marks the start of late night shopping at Freshney Place.

The fun starts at 3pm and continues until 8pm, when you will have the chance to experience the true start of Christmas in our town. Attractions include a seasonal market, rides and stalls for children, a reindeer petting area, donkey rides, the Santa parade and, of course, the lights switch on.

The festival lights are turned on annually by a Local Hero, who is nominated by you – our readers. If you know anyone who deserves this very special treat – young or old – then make sure you complete the form on this page and return it to us. Once all the nominations are in, a panel of judges will select the most deserving to be our guest of honour.


And if that is not enough, it has also been revealed that the dogs and their owners of Grimsby’s based Klever K9′s will be dancing and wagging tails to favourite Christmas songs as they join Father Christmas in the parade. The Klever K9′s will also take to the stage for a festive routine of tricks and dance moves.

Award winning theatre production group, Curtain Up will also be getting everyone in the festive mood with live performances of festive tunes and songs from the West End when they’re on the Compass FM / Lincs FM stage.

And performers from one of the best known and longest running Dance Schools in North East Lincolnshire, the Pat Yarborough Theatre Dance School, will escort Father Christmas to the Minster in the Parade and take to the stage, performing dance routines to well-known Christmas classics, getting everyone in the festive mood.

Plus characters from this year’s panto at Grimsby Auditorium will be both in the parade and on the Compass FM / Lincs FM stage.

Looking forward to the event is North East Lincolnshire council leader, Councillor Ray Oxby, who said: “Each year, we try to make Christmas a bit special in our towns and this year is no exception.”

The event is organised by the private sector led Visitor Economy, Service and Retail (VESR), the group behind DiscoverNEL, in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council, and in association with a number of partners including the Grimsby Telegraph.

PAW Patrol stars meet hundreds of children in Shrewsbury

Hundreds of families flocked to Shrewsbury Shopping’s Darwin and Pride Hill Centres at the weekend for fantastic fun-filled storytelling with children’s favourites from PAW Patrol.



On Saturday, fire dog Marshall and police pup Chase swapped exciting rescue missions in Adventure Bay for an extra special appearance in Shrewsbury, where adoring fans had the chance to meet the TV heroes.

At intervals throughout the day, the popular Nickelodeon characters brought smiles to hundreds of children’s faces, with everything from PAW Patrol storytelling and photographs to animal crafts and treasure hunts.

“Our visitors had a fantastic time with Chase and Marshall on Saturday,” said Shrewsbury Shopping Centers Manager Kevin Lockwood. “We are so pleased that the characters’ visit proved to be so popular. We had a brilliant response from our shoppers, who told us how much they enjoyed meeting the PAW Patrol stars and that it made for a great Saturday at the center. “

During their appearances, we had hundreds of parents and their children lining the balconies at the Darwin Center to catch a glimpse of Chase and Marshall. The little ones were in awe whilst listening to brilliant PAW Patrol stories, before having the chance to meet and take photographs with their favorite doggy character.”



As part of the PAW Patrol fun, Shrewsbury Shopping’s Pride Hill also hosted free craft workshops. “It was great to see so many children enjoying themselves,” Kevin said. “They took part in doggy mask making, where they could make their very own mask to look like Chase or Marshall. Plus, they had the chance to win sweet treats by completing our PAW trail, which ran through the Darwin and Pride Hill Centres.”

To get everyone in the mood for the special visit, Shrewsbury Shopping launched a social media competition on its Facebook page, which saw more than 400 people enter. The lucky winner, Jess Berkeley, took home some fabulous PAW Patrol toys from The Entertainer.

“We are absolutely delighted that our PAW Patrol event was so popular,” said Kevin, “and we’re just thrilled that everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.”

Frozen’s Anna and Elsa and Chase from Paw Patrol support Cosmo’s charity event

Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Bumblebee from the Transformers, Paw Patrol‘s Chase and a Minion are supporting their friend Wish Bear during an event this week.


Wish Bear is the mascot for Nottinghamshire charity When You Wish Upon A Star, which makes dreams come true for children suffering from life-threatening diseases.

The popular characters will be at the COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, in Milton Street, between noon and 3pm on Tuesday as part of an afternoon of fun to celebrate the charity’s fundraising partnership with the all-you-can-eat restaurant, which serves up more than 150 dishes from 10 different countries, including Japan, China, Brazil and Italy.

There will also be a face painter as part of the fun, which has been organised to officially mark the launch of the charity and restaurant’s Family Tuesday campaign, where children under 150cm tall can dine for just £1, with every pound going towards the worthy cause.


Diners will also be able to learn more about the charity, which grants wishes for children living with a life-threatening illness across the UK.

James Brion, director of COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, says that he is delighted to be working in partnership with When You Wish Upon a Star and hopes that plenty of families come along to enjoy a meal and join in the fun.

PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall visit The Harvey Centre in Harlow

Chase and Marshall from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol made a special visit to The Harvey Centre in Harlow for the summer holiday Kids’ Club.

The heroic pups visited during story time sessions and told the children the tales of their adventures.

There was also face painting and a balloon modeller to keep everyone entertained.

The Harvey Centre’s Kids’ Club is free to join and provides families with free seasonal activities throughout the year, so it is a great way to get the kids out of the house and keep them entertained without draining your bank balance.