What can we do this Weekend? July 28th Edition

Back to school Organization

Summer Heat Festival Kids in Niagara

St. Catharines Library Events

Story Corner

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00AM – 11:30AM

Where: Central Library
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 227

Meet in the Children’s area at the Central Library at 11:00am every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring your favourite stuffed animal friend.

  • Free
Crafternoons

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: Port Dalhousie Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 500

Drop in for crafts and activities. We provide the materials, you let your creativity run wild. Parents or older siblings may need to help younger children with activities.

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Free
Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:15PM – 2:45PM

Where: Merritt Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 400

Meet in the Children’s Area every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring along your teddy!

  • Ages 5 and under & their families
  • Free

TD Niagara Jazz Festival

Various events around Niagara click here for details and ticket information

Family Day NiagaraGrimsby Farmers Market

Thursday July 27th | 3pm – 7pm

The market was established in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of “home grown” products from the Niagara Region. Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market.

We close a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario Streeets at 1:30 each Thursday from May 30 until October 10, 2013 to set up our market so that we are ready to start at 3:00.  The market runs rain or shine for the entire season.

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Market Day: Drop & Shop

Thursday July 27th

Drop & Shop at the Grimsby Market!

Drop your child off for up to one and a half hours for some creative fun while you go shop and enjoy the market!

(We have a waiver/contact form that will need to be filled out and then you are good to go!)

Supervision, snack and juice included.

Price is based on piece selected per child, ages 5+ are welcome, availability depends on a first come, first serve basis.

Drop-offs start at 3pm with our last pickup time being 8pm.

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 29th & Sunday July 30th | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

Port Colborne Farmers Market

July 28th | 7am – 1pm

Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!

66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

 

Family Day Niagara

The Pelham Farmers Market

From our gate to your plate; Farmers feed cities! Support your local farmers, and know who grows your food.

Join us at Pelham Town Square for Pelham’s best produce, where the food is fresh, high in quality and the next best thing to harvesting it yourself.

When: Thursdays May 4th to October 5th
Where: Municipal Parking Lot, Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
Time: 4:30 PM to dusk

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Family Day Niagara

Friday July 28th…

Ridgeway Farmers Market

July 29th, 2017 | 7:30am – Noon

Family Day Niagara

Welland FloatFest

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Welland Farmers Market

July 29th, 2017 | 6am – Noon
Raising community awareness, with many vendors, about the benefits of eating healthy and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

 

Welland Rowing

July 23rd

Summer Music Festival

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

Family Day Niagara

Check out the Fireworks over the Falls this Weekend!

Family Day Niagara

art kids niagara

July 30th | 1pm – 3pm

Drop in to our Family Friendly Art Studio, on select Sundays to make your own artwork. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to explore art and get creative! Families are encouraged to see the exhibition in our gallery and then get their hands messy working on their own artwork in our studio.

$2 suggested donation.

Lions Carnival Niagara on the Lake

What Can We Do This Weekend? | July 21st Edition

Back to school Organization

Public Skating Niagara

St. Catharines Library Events

Story Corner

Saturday, July 22, 2017
11:00AM – 11:30AM

Where: Central Library
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 227

Meet in the Children’s area at the Central Library at 11:00am every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring your favourite stuffed animal friend.

  • Free
Crafternoons

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: Port Dalhousie Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 500

Drop in for crafts and activities. We provide the materials, you let your creativity run wild. Parents or older siblings may need to help younger children with activities.

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Free
Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:15PM – 2:45PM

Where: Merritt Branch
Contact: 905-688-6103 ext 400

Meet in the Children’s Area every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring along your teddy!

  • Ages 5 and under & their families
  • Free

Family Day Niagara

Happening at the Forty

Join us for our Free Community Festival, Happening at the Forty
3 days of fun for the whole family
FREE, mostly, Community Festival in the Heart of Downtown Grimsby.
3 fun days.

Thursday, July 21 3pm-7pm: Grimsby Farmers Market
7:30-10 pm: Fireworks at Murray St. Park, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks at Dusk (9:45) PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEATING and please leave your pets at home!

Friday July 22: Noon to 2ish: Lunch on the Lawn, Join us in Coronation Park for Live Music at Lunch time with Two Sheets to the Wind, Free Lunch for first 125 people in Park. Brown bag it and bring your own lunch and enjoy FREE live music. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEATING

Friday July 22: 6pm – 11 pm: Jazz and Wine by the Creek.
Food, Wine and LIVE Music in Coronation Park. No Charge to enter licensed area, food and drinks sold on site. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SEATING and please leave your pets at home!

Saturday July 23: 10 am -6 pm. Main Street and Coronation Park. Vendors, Sidewalk sales, Artisans Alley, Childrens Area, Childrens Entertainment in Park, Live Bands on Main STreet until 8 pm. Food Trucks and SO MUCH MORE.

Come out and see what a great community we have and celebrate with us!

Grimsby Farmers Market

Thursday July 20th | 3pm – 7pm

The market was established in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of “home grown” products from the Niagara Region. Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market.

We close a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario Streeets at 1:30 each Thursday from May 30 until October 10, 2013 to set up our market so that we are ready to start at 3:00.  The market runs rain or shine for the entire season.

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 22nd & Sunday July 23rd | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

Port Colborne Farmers Market

July 21st | 7am – 1pm

Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!

66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

 

Family Day Niagara

The Pelham Farmers Market

From our gate to your plate; Farmers feed cities! Support your local farmers, and know who grows your food.

Join us at Pelham Town Square for Pelham’s best produce, where the food is fresh, high in quality and the next best thing to harvesting it yourself.

When: Thursdays May 4th to October 5th
Where: Municipal Parking Lot, Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
Time: 4:30 PM to dusk

skateboarding pelham

Family Day Niagara

 

Friday July 14th…

Ridgeway Farmers Market

July 22nd, 2017 | 7:30am – Noon

Family Day Niagara

Welland Farmers Market

July 22nd, 2017 | 6am – Noon
Raising community awareness, with many vendors, about the benefits of eating healthy and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

 

Welland Rowing

July 23rd

Summer Music Festival

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

Welland RibFest

Welland Rib Fest

At the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds – 1100 Niagara Street, Welland

Friday 4pm – 11pm

Saturday 11am – 11pm

Sunday 11am – 7pm

ROBERTSON AMUSEMENTS CARNIVAL

Carnival Welland

Fun for all ages, family & friends!

Front parking lot from July 21-23
Friday 5PM – 11PM, Saturday 11AM – 11PM, Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Tickets $1.75 each, 16 for $25 or 26 for $40

Family Day Niagara

Check out the Fireworks over the Falls this Weekend!

What Can We Do This Weekend? | July 14th Edition

Public Skating Niagara

Family Day Niagara

Happening at the Forty

Join us for our Free Community Festival, Happening at the Forty
3 days of fun for the whole family
Thursday, July 13: Grimsby Farmers Market on Main Street from 3-7
Friday, July 14: Lunch on the Lawn in Coronation Park, free lunch and live music 12-2
FIREWORKS at the NEW Southward Park with 3 live bands, food, kids activities and more. Headlining DESIRE, Grimsby’s own U2 Tribute band 7-11pm

Saturday, July 15:
Vendors on Main street from Mountain to Patton Streets
Kids area and entertainment on the stage in Coronation Park
10-6
Lord of the Wings noon in Coronation Park

Come out and see what a great community we have and celebrate with us!

Grimsby Farmers Market

Thursday July 13th | 3pm – 7pm

The market was established in response to a growing demand by the residents of Grimsby to enjoy the freshness of “home grown” products from the Niagara Region. Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market.

We close a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario Streeets at 1:30 each Thursday from May 30 until October 10, 2013 to set up our market so that we are ready to start at 3:00.  The market runs rain or shine for the entire season.

Popup Vintage Market

Crock a Doodle Grimsby

July 13th | 3pm – 8pm

Drop & Shop at the Grimsby Market!

Drop your child off for up to one and a half hours for some creative fun while you go shop and enjoy the market!

(We have a waiver/contact form that will need to be filled out and then you are good to go!)

Supervision, snack and juice included.

Price is based on piece selected per child, ages 5+ are welcome, availability depends on a first come, first serve basis.

Drop-offs start at 3pm with our last pickup time being 8pm.

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 15th & Sunday July 16th | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

Port Colborne Farmers Market

July 14th | 7am – 1pm

Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!

66 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

 

Family Day Niagara

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Family Day Niagara

Friday July 14th…

Ridgeway Farmers Market

June 24th, 2017 | 7:30am – Noon

Family Day Niagara

Welland Farmers Market

July 15th, 2017 | 6am – Noon
Raising community awareness, with many vendors, about the benefits of eating healthy and the importance of supporting a sustainable agricultural community.

 

Welland Rowing

Summer Music Festival

 

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

Family Day Niagara

Check out the Fireworks over the Falls this Weekend!

What can we do this Weekend Niagara? July 7th Edition

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15th Annual Classic Car Show

Weekend Niagara

6th Annual Community Fair

Saturday July 8th | 10am – 3pm

Trinity Christian Reformed Church

1230 Old Martindale Rd., St. Catharines ON,

Come join us for a fun day that the whole family will enjoy. Toddler bouncer, kids games and crafts, obstacle course, treat bags and snacks. Pulled pork and drinks for lunch.

Under the Sea Book Event

Saturday July 8th |10am – 11am

The Book Outlet

340 Welland Ave, St. Catharines L2R7L9

Grab your whosits, whatsits, & thingamabobs for an adventure with Ariel! 🍴🦀🐠
We will have:
Story time with Ariel
Treasure hunt under the sea game
Seashell painting & coral reef craft
Free refreshments available (limited quantities)

Code 4 Kids Camp

Saturday July 8th | 10am – 3pm

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

425 Carlton St., St. Catharines

Your kids will be hooked! During our one day coding camp, your children will learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets like iPads and Android tablets.

Kids take home a coding kit that has dozens of app building projects ranging from the simple: 2 lines of code, to complex: 60+ lines of code ($30 value). Kids will get to continue the learning on their own and build countless apps and share them with their friends.

Space is limited, so register now!

www.code4kids.ca

Other dates available!

Teddy Bear Picnic at Morningstar Mill

Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 10:30 am – 1 pm

2714 Decew Road, St. Catharines

Join us for a morning of fun, history, and furry friends! The picnic will feature a look inside the historic mill and home on the property, a craft, games, lunch and more! There will even be a nurse’s station for the minor repair of special friends, so make sure to bring your favourite teddy bear or doll!

Please call the St. Catharines Museum at (905) 984-8880 to reserve your spot. Get ready to have an un-bear-ably good time!

Ages 4 – 9
$10 per Child
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Day Niagara

Cherry Festival

July 8th | 9am – 3pm

St Mark’s Anglican Church

41 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Come for the fresh-baked cherry pies and stay for the fun at this family friendly event. New this year is a destinations and events silent auction including concerts, dinners and vacation homes. BBQ breakfast and lunch served, designer and nearly new clothing, treasures, jewellery, music, bake table, children’s activities and bouncy castle. Fort George Fyfe and Drum Corps performs at noon.

 

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Family Day Niagara

Puddicombe Farms Train Schedule

Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th | 10am – 4pm

Puddicombe Farm1468 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek

Come ride the Train at Puddicombe Farm!

Family Day Niagara

An afternoon out with your Dog instead of your kids…

The Muddy Paws Wine Festival

Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th | 12pm – 5pm

Vineleand Estates Winery

3620 Moyer Rd, Vineland

This Festival presents a unique opportunity to celebrate excellent wine and food in Niagara – and bring along your best (four-legged) friend. On this weekend, Vineland Estates Winery and Featherstone Estate Winery will open their doors to well-behaved dogs on leash who wish to accompany their owners.

New and favourite wines will be available by the glass and renowned chefs will be serving delicious fare all afternoon. There will be a canine theme to the weekend, with special events at each winery and a portion of wine sales will support National Service Dogs.

Tickets are $20.00 (+ HST) and include access to the Festival area at both wineries; one glass of wine and one commemorative glass. NEW THIS YEAR: Your ticket will be valid for either Saturday or Sunday, please specify which day you would like to visit when you purchase your ticket.

On Sat July 8 and Sunday July 9, tickets can be purchased at the door.

VENDORS:
NRP K-9 Unit
Habitat for Humanity – Dog House Raffle
Welland SPCA – Adopt a Dog Truck
Healthy Hearts Animal Wellness
Indigo Pet Photographer
Luck and Mutts
Hammer City Paws Rescue Inc
Live Music at both locations
Fresh Baked Artisan Dog Treats
Chefs Justin Downes, Patrick Engel and Mike McColl will be creating delicious menu options for you to enjoy.

Family Day Niagara

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Family Day NiagaraRidgeway Festival 2017

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Summer Music Festival

Children’s Concert – Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:30pm

Sonshine and Broccoli

Here is the rest of the Summer Line up!

Welland Summer Music festival 2017

What can we do this Weekend? June 30th, 2017

July 1st, 2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of Canada. Each community has been tasked with planning a celebration you won’t forget to honour our great country. We have complied a list by community of all the Canada Day 150 Celebrations across Niagara.

Family Day Niagara

Celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1, 2017 at Charles Daley Park (North Service Rd,. Jordan – between Jordan Rd and Seventh St.)

The fun-filled family event includes:

  • Musical entertainment
  • Canada’s Birthday Cake
  • Food Court
  • Children’s Bouncers
  • Face-Painting
  • Fire Trucks
  • Mad Science
  • FIREWORKS at 10 pm and much more….

Park admission is $2 per person

Details coming soon!

Family Day Niagara

 Scotiabank Children’s Zone with Free Inflatables!  Queen St & Erie Avenue

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Sandcastle Building & Demonstration.
  • 12:00 am – 4:00 pm    Free Electronic Animal Rides.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Free Children’s Inflatables.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Free Rock Climbing Wall.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Free Family Mini-Putt.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Free Face Painting.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Reptile Kingdom.

Scotiabank Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park) 

  • 11:00 am – Choir Rehearsal with Choir Nation. Everyone welcome!
  • 1:00 pm – Welcome by Emcees.
  • 1:00 pm – Illusionist Lucas Wilson.
  • 1:30 pm – Bubbleology Show with Miss T the Bubble Queen.
  • 2:00 pm – Mad Science Show.
  • 2:30 pm – Princesses – Belle, Princess Elsa, & Friends.
  • 3:00 pm – Peter Pan interactive show.
  • 3:30 pm – Loopy-Doo Circus

Scotiabank Children’s Zone – Near the Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park)

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Free Face Painting & Community Group Displays.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Story Walk by the Niagara Falls Public Library.
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm   Mad Science Fun Station.
  • 12:45 pm -1:30 pm    Bubble Station.
  • 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm    Circus Workshop (Isabella Hoops).
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Mad Science Fun Station.

Fireworks

Queen Victoria Park 10pm

Public Skating Niagara

Come celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with the City of St. Catharines. Join us for fun family activities, live music and other free festivities July 1, 2017 at Rennie Park in beautiful Port Dalhousie.

Noon to 4 p.m.
Rennie Park – 60 Lakeport Rd.

Fireworks – St. Catharines

Presented by the Lions Club Port Dalhousie

Lakeside Park 10pm

Family Day Niagara

Family events being held at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park throughout the day. Fireworks along the Canal at dusk.

Family Day Niagara

AK Wigg to Harold Black Park
Fonthill, Ontario
View on Google Maps

Category:

Canada 150

Event Details:

The Canada Day Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 at **3:00pm** sharp!
Parade route will travel from AK Wigg to Harold Black Park

Family Day Niagara

Celebrate Canada Day in downtown Welland. Enjoy Family Fun in Merritt Park. Free activities on the water all from the King Street Docks. Final Round for the Canada 150 Talent Showcase starts at 2:30pm on the Merritt Park Amphitheatre. Fireworks at 9:50pm.

  • When: Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • Time: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
  • On The Water @ Merritt Park:
    Free Water Activities: Paddle Boards, Pedal Boats, Canoes and Kayaks
    Wibit on the Water: Reach the peak on the massive IceTower XXL. Ride the tubes on RodeoSplash for the ultimate cooling-down experience.
    Lifeguards will be On Duty for all water activities and Life Jackets are mandatory!
  • On the Merritt Park Amphitheatre @ 7:30pm:
    The beat definitely goes on this Canada Day when the legendary ’80s band The Kings take to the Merritt Park Amphitheatre, where they will no doubt perform their greatest hit: “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”.
    Opening act: the Madhatters
  • In The Park: Inflatables, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Canada Day Cupcakes, Pop-Up in the Park, Kub Kar Racing Track
  • On King Street: Explore the Museum’s 150th Exhibit, Robert Wood Singers, Smudge Fundaes, Food Trucks, Bike Valet Onsite

Family Day Niagara

Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake with the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada! For over 20 years, thousands of visitors to Niagara and local residents have gathered in the Old Town and Fort George National Historic Site for day-long, family-friendly, Canada Day festivities.

Whether this is your first time celebrating Canada Day with us, or you’ve made this event a yearly tradition, we cordially invite you to join us on July 1!

Admission to Fort George is free on Canada Day!

Pancake Breakfast in Simcoe Park

Canada Day celebrations start early, with a pancake breakfast in Simcoe Park in downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake. From 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake will serve hot pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee in the park. Picnic tables are available throughout the park for seating.

Canada Day Parade

The Canada Day parade has become a longstanding tradition in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and features the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps, soldiers from Fort George and a giant cake donated by Willow Cakes and Pasteries. The parade begins at 2:45 p.m., travels along Queen Street and concludes in Simcoe Park, where the giant cake will be sliced and served.

Friends of Fort George BBQ

Join us for a BBQ dinner inside Fort George, starting at 5:00 p.m. We’ll be serving up hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and pop! Proceeds from the BBQ go to support the Friends of Fort George.

Evening Program

Each year, our evening Canada Day program features entertainment that is fun for the whole family. Kids can learn what it was like to be a soldier in 1812 with the Kiddie Militia and Drill. Enjoy historical music performances by the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps. Musket and artillery demonstrations.

This year’s musical entertainment features the Howling Horns: “From the ashes of the Horns from Hell comes the HOWLING HORNS! An 8 piece horn band featuring music from blues to dance to classic rock, come howl the night away with this premier Horn Band!”

The evening program begins at 6:30 p.m. inside Fort George. Admission is free!

Musical Fireworks Display

Canada Day celebrations at Fort George conclude with a spectacular musical fireworks display! Fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m. Free admission.

Canada Day Schedule 2016

Free Admission to Fort George!

10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Pancake Breakfast

Simcoe Park, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Canada Day Parade

Queen Street, 2:45 pm

Friends of Fort George BBQ

Fort George, 5:00 pm

Evening Program

Fort George, 6:30 pm

Musical Fireworks Display

10:00 pmFamily Day Niagara

Canada 150 Celebrations: Parade (Jul 1, 2017)

Location: Crystal Ridge Community Centre

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation with a parade through Ridgeway.

Start Time: 11:00 AM

End Time: 12:00 PM

905-964-7286

Canada Day Fireworks (Jul 1, 2017)

Location: Fort Erie Waterfront (Lakeshore Rd. at Beatrice St.)

Fort Erie celebrates Canada Day with an amazing fireworks show. Begins at 10 p.m. even if it rains.

Start Time: 10:00 PM

End Time: 10:30 PM

905-871-9868

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