Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Smouldering Songs Set The Scene For Drayton Entertainment’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe


Drayton Entertainment’s final show this season at the Drayton Festival Theatre is the iconic Smokey Joe’s Café.  This production is performed completely through song.  The singers bring the heat with songs like Ruby Baby and they set the stage on fire with their rendition of Jailhouse Rock, but it’s the smooth songs like Hound Dog that smoulder throughout the show.


 

All of the songs featured in this musical are written by the famous songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller, who had many hits throughout the 1950’s. The songs in Smokey Joe's Cafe are accompanied by choreography that brings the story of each performance to life.  The mix of solo and ensemble songs along with the live band on stage, sets the scene of local nightclub from that era.

Get Your Tickets


Smokey Joe's Café runs until September 3, 2016 in Drayton Ontario at the Drayton Festival Theatre.
Tickets are $44 for Adults and $26 for Youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $36. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com, in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, or by calling toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Events At Kitchener Market – Enter To Win


The fall season is quickly approaching and Kitchener Market is preparing for the harvest season. Being the Food Revolution Ambassadors for Kitchener Waterloo we are always excited for this time of the year! Below is a list of events and activities that will be happening at the Kitchener Market.

Enter the rafflecopter contest at the end of this post for a chance to attend a COOKING CLASS @ Kitchener Market for you and a guest!

As always we suggest you click the links to get all the registration information.
SEPTEMBER 2016

September 1
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp
September 7

Just roll with it: Sushi - Sep. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
One of the most popular Japanese foods found in North America is sushi! Instead of going out to a restaurant, why not try your hand at making your own sushi? For fresh, homemade sushi, let our professional chefs show you how to 'roll' in style! * Most classes are $47 unless otherwise noted in class details. Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

September 8
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

September 10
Kids In The Kitchen 10am-Noon FREE EVENT

Bring your kids age 7-12 to the Marketplace to stir up a storm with fun themes and activities focused around food, cooking and nutrition. Classes are taught by one of our professional chefs who give your kids, and you, lots of opportunities to participate. The theme for this month's Kids in the Kitchen is Harvest Time! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=e84e41b4-d5a9-48a1-b545-5994e602c76f

September 13
Kids Hop with Erick Traplin FREE EVENT 11am-Noon http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

September 14
Indian Cuisine - Sep. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Indian food can be spicy, sweet, sour, buttery and salty - but most of all it can be addictive! For authentic Indian recipes and hands-on teaching from a professional chef, look no further. Our Indian Cuisine class will show you just how easy it can be to make classic Indian dishes to wow your family and dinner guests alike. * Most classes are $47 unless otherwise noted in class details. Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

September 15
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

September 21
Tasty Thai - Sep. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
One of the most popular international cuisines, Thai dishes are created using many different elements in a harmonious way to create a full dish. Although it sounds complex, the ingredients are simple and healthy! Come in and learn about all of the different components of Thai cuisine, and leave with recipes for some of your favorite meals from Thailand.  * Most classes are $47 unless otherwise noted in class details. Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

September 22
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

September 24
 
HARVEST FESTIVAL – WINE AND DINE FARMER STYLE FREE EVENT
9 am: Fall Soups and Stews -Autumn leaves are swirling down; the air is starting to feel crisp and frosty! Warm up to a bowl of homemade soup or stew using one of the fabulous recipes you'll learn in this cooking demonstration.

10 am: Sheridan Nurseries Learning Session on prepping and planting bulbs in the fall time! Please join us for this fun, free session.

11 am: Local Wine and Cheese - We continue our celebration of autumn harvest with a wine and cheese pairing class featuring Kitchener Market vendors Pillitteri Estates Winery. The cheese used in this class is from Mickey McGuire's Cheese and River's Edge Goat Dairy. ChefD of At Home with ChefD on Rogers TV will be the hosting chef for this event. If you want to learn more about classic wine and cheese pairings this is the class for you!

Crafts for kids hosted by Artshine
Face painting by Bree Creative

http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=f14174f3-aa2c-4b54-babc-67b776baf4b3

September 27
Kids Hop with Erick Traplin FREE EVENT 11am-Noon http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

September 29
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

OCTOBER 2016


October 1
HARVEST FESTIVAL – THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES FREE EVENT

10AM-11AM
Join our Chef for a tour of the lower market where he will show off his favorite local vendors. Once the tour is done you can come back up to the Marketplace and watch a live cooking demonstration using the ingredients he purchased! Sample the dish and then feel free to continue exploring the market on your own.
This time we feature side dishes! Side dishes are more than a green bean casserole or mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, learn a few new fab dishes to compliment your meal!
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=66ab291a-1f1f-4996-8a6b-bc9d8e6c7740


October 4
Kids Hop with Erick Traplin FREE EVENT 11am-Noon http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

October 6
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

October 7-10

OKTOBERFEST HAUS AT KITCHENER MARKET
Located in the market district, you can make this your one stop destination for most of the points of interest when visiting Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Just down the street from the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Official Retail Store, for all your festival keepsakes and souvenirs, steps to downtown shopping and The Museum, and 4 blocks from Joseph Schneider Haus!

Be treated like royalty: Oktoberfest Haus received the ‘Best Small Hall Hospitality’ Award two years running! Enjoy outstanding entertainment. We’ve got Onkel Hans, Drew Ripley and his balloon animals, an award-winning band and other surprises. Everybody raves about our Kitchener Market vendor food. We have an amazing selection of food and treats waiting to serve you! Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Thanksgiving weekend and again on the following Friday and Saturday!
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=b05ffdd5-798c-481b-98bf-3c20bfaa5c16


October 10
KITCHENER WATERLOO OKTOBERFEST THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
The parade begins at the Kitchener Market at 8:30am http://kwoktoberfestparade.oktoberfest.ca

October 8
HARVEST FESTIVAL – COOK LIKE OMA FREE EVENT

Bring your family to learn how to make pretzels and other traditional German food like Oma makes, but Chef D style. Afterwards, see traditional German dancers and music, along with appearances from some of your favorite Oktoberfest mascots!
This is a free event however we would like to encourage participants to bring a non-perishable food donation with them which will go toward the Waterloo Region Food Bank for the Thanksgiving holiday season!
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=dd7f21e0-ec4f-4294-a422-9e77102d5773

October 13
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

October 14 and 15
OKTOBERFEST HAUS AT KITCHENER MARKET

Located in the market district, you can make this your one stop destination for most of the points of interest when visiting Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Just down the street from the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Official Retail Store, for all your festival keepsakes and souvenirs, steps to downtown shopping and The Museum, and 4 blocks from Joseph Schneider Haus!

Be treated like royalty: Oktoberfest Haus received the ‘Best Small Hall Hospitality’ Award two years running! Enjoy outstanding entertainment. We’ve got Onkel Hans, Drew Ripley and his balloon animals, an award-winning band and other surprises. Everybody raves about our Kitchener Market vendor food. We have an amazing selection of food and treats waiting to serve you! Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Thanksgiving weekend and again on the following Friday and Saturday!
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=b05ffdd5-798c-481b-98bf-3c20bfaa5c16

October 20
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

October 25
Kids Hop with Erick Traplin FREE EVENT 11am-Noon http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

October 27
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

NOVEMBER 2016

 
November 3
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

November 8
Kids Hop with Erick Traplin FREE EVENT 11am-Noon http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

November 10
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

November 12
MOVEMBER KIDS KW – ANNUAL FREE EVENT 10am-NOON
Info to be posted soon!


November 17
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

November 24
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARTSHINE will be hosting a FREE parent n' tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

November 22
Kids Hop with Erick Traplin FREE EVENT 11am-Noon http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

November 29
Gift Giving With Bernardin cost is $5 at the door. Time to be announced

Enter To Win


Enter for a chance to attend a Kitchener Market Cooking Class for FREE along with one guest!

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us what fall events at the Kitchener Market that you plan on attending in comments. It may just win you a night out for you and a guest to attend a Kitchener Market COOKING CLASS!
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

There Is Some Necessary Roughness In Drayton Entertainment’s Unnecessary Farce



Drayton Entertainment has always been known for their musical productions, but over the past few years they have become the go to company for their farce comedies as well.  With the successful productions of It Runs In The Family and Run For Your Wife , this late summer stage show of Unnecessary Farce is sure to be a hit especially with the inclusion of a hitman.

What To Expect At Unnecessary Farce


The stage is set in an adjoining motel room set up for an undercover police operation.  The two officers involved are wanting their sting to help them move up the rankings of the police force, and they won’t let their inexperience stop them.  The other cast of characters include the local mayor, his wife, his security guard, a newly appointed accountant and a legendary hitman.  Together this ensemble learns about a crime ring which is has been embezzling funds from the local government and using city hall as the means to launder the cash.  While this sounds like the plot to a serious crime story, this show will have you laughing out loud as you watch the actors stumble and bumble their way through the “almost” professional investigation.  There are one-liners, misinterpretations and some necessary roughness throughout Unnecessary Farce.  We think it would be a good choice to take in Unnecessary Farce on your next Parents’ Night Out.
Unnecessary Farce is playing right now at The Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge Ontario.
Tickets are $44 for Adults and $26 for Youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $36. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com, in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, or by calling toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Drayton Entertainment Female Force Comes To Play In Norm Foster’s The Ladies Foursome


It’s time to hit the green once again with Drayton Entertainment’s THE LADIES FOURSOME.  This follow up to Norm Foster’s THE MEN’S FOURSOME, a production they performed earlier this theatre season, has brought audiences back to the St. Jacob’s Country Playhouse for more guffaws on the golf course.  Unlike The Men’s Foursome which had the fellas reminiscing after a University reunion, these gals are playing a round in honour of friend that had just passed away.  Three of the four ladies knew each other through weekly golf games with the deceased and the fourth was the owner of a vacation spot that the recently departed stayed at annually.  Each of the women had very different personalities, jobs, dreams and family issues, but these issues were looked at with fresh eyes as each topic came to light throughout the course of the day.  Most of the conversations were met with a bit of sarcasm and someone pointing out the obvious to another that was oblivious.  Tension was met with humour and ultimately each of the ladies left the day feeling more supported and accomplished than when she arrived.

You don’t need to be a golf pro or even an amateur to appreciate Drayton Entertainment’s THE LADIES FOURSOME and with the LPGA heading to the area later this month for the Manulife Classic, this play will help you get into the swing of things!


 

Regular performance tickets are $44.00 for adults; $26.00 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $36.00. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.

The Ladies Foursome runs through August 27. Tickets can be purchased in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, online at www.stjacobscountryplayhouse.com or by calling the Box Office at (519) 747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

Friday, August 12, 2016

For Pete’s Sake, Go See Disney’s Pete’s Dragon - Review

When I first received the press release in 2015 that Disney would be releasing a new live action version of Pete’s Dragon I had no idea just how amazing this film would be.  Not only was this movie on point with the visuals it also pulls at your heart strings. So much so though that I keep thinking that it’s a pun on a famous Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song.  I feel the title of the song should now be “Stop DRAGON My Heart Around”

So yes during this film I laughed and cried. We can say it had “all the feels” that you expect from a Disney classic. 

What To Expect From Pete’s Dragon


 


The film begins in a very sweet way but soon you learn how Pete became lost in the forest.  The young boy is in what could be a very awful situation until he happens to be saved by a dragon.  Soon you see the film change as you learn Pete has been growing up in the woods under the watchful of dragon he named Elliot.  This scene in the forest are very reminiscent of Mowgli and the animals in THE JUNGLE BOOK that was released earlier this year.  Soon after the plot changes again as Pete and Elliot learn about the world just outside of the forest.

The animators did a great job of bringing Elliot to life through CGI.  When he is first introduced you notice the fur and the forest colours in it, but as the movie goes on you begin to recognize the facial features and characteristics of the 1977 animated version of Elliot.  They also kept the time frame the same with the use of station wagons, pickup trucks and corded telephones from that era. 

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

We think this film is a great way to spend some family time, not only to see the film, but also to learn about the importance of trees and surrounding environment.
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Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Events, Activities And Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo



As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast

Ongoing Events

Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research
Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study cclr.uwaterloo.ca

Infant Studies Group
If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!
WEB: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-studies-group
TEL: 519 888 4567
ext. 31164
EMAIL: babylab@uwaterloo.ca

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are a the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area! No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website: www.scouthouseband.com/cadets

Daily
Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:
The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.
The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly starting January 2016 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings
Parents/caregivers can register online at http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-registration.html The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-regist…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo
Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/

 Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free https://creeksidechurch.ca/playground/ 

Mondays
Laundry Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies)http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca

Classic Car Mondays
Kitchener-Waterloo residents of all ages are invited to join car enthusiasts as they showcase their special edition and classic cars every Monday from June 6th to September 19th. Show & Shine Classic Car Mondays will run from 6 pm until dusk in the PartSource parking lot at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (weather permitting).  Admission is free and there are there great prizes to be won.  Public transit and parking is available.
https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCarMondays/


Tuesdays
Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!
With Erick Traplin Aug 2,16 and 30th http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

PLUS
Bike It You’ll Like It and Long Table Tuesdays http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=840e1401-bbbb-46ae-923a-909356351592


Wool Processing @ Joseph Schneider Haus
10am-5pm http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca regular admission applies
Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcomin…/event-details/…

Wednesdays
Folk Medicine @ Joseph Schneider Haus
10am-5pm http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca regular admission applies

Thursdays

Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…
PLUS
Live Music http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=2e5e2005-e5ca-4638-9dea-281c1f56e2ea


 Food Preservation and Storage @ Joseph Schneider Haus
10am-5pm http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca regular admission applies
Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON)
Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcomin…/event-details/…

FIVE THE MAGICIAN
Boston Pizza at Erb and Erbsville is every Thursday 5:30-7:30pm

Outdoor Concert Series @ Castle Kilbride Baden
Concerts are every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Weather Permitting)
Admission is by donation.  http://www.wilmot.ca/en/living-here/Events-and-Exhibits.aspx

Fridays
Bake Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies) http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca

FREE FLICKS @KPL DOWNTOWN
2pm-4pm http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx
Construction Squared
A weekly noon hour event series featuring local performers.Join us in Waterloo Public Square every Friday from 12-1pm.http://www.waterloo.ca

Movies Under The Stars @ Shades Mill Cambridge
Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 10 and continuing until mid- September in the new outdoor amphitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park on Avenue Road in Cambridge. Please note that movies are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather.Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 9 p.m. during the longer days of June and July to 7:30 p.m. in September. Cancellations due to poor weather or schedule changes will be posted on the GRCA events calendar, Facebook and Twitter, or call the park at 519-621-3697.The movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G). Specific movies for each Friday are listed in the Events Calendar on the GRCA website at www.grandriver.ca/events.
https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2016-06-10-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars


Saturdays
KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex
11am http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

FREE FLICKS (suited for the older teen crown) @KPL DOWNTOWN
2pm-4pm http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/EventCalendar.aspx

Bake Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies) http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca

Sundays
Sunday Family Fun Days @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Enjoy hands-on activities, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more!


Horse-drawn Wagon Rides in the Village
Sundays in July and August, 1 to 4 p.m.
(note on July 24 wagon rides have been cancelled)
Sunday afternoons in July and August enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through Doon Heritage Village then enjoy our Summer Music Series and the hands-on museum gallery and village activities and demonstrations. Wagon rides and all activities are included with general admission. $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=381&type=0&calendar=1


Sunday Sampler @ Joesph Schneider Haus
1pm-4pm (regular admission applies) http://museums.regionofwaterloo.ca

Waterloo Public Square Drum Circle - Sunday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Uptown Waterloo.Bring your drum & percussion & a folding chair.It's free & everyone is welcome! https://www.facebook.com/KWDrumCircles/?fref=ts

August 2016 Blast


August 2


Stargazing Event @ University of Waterloo Brubacher House
8:30pm
Parking will be available in the OpenText lot on Frank Tompa Drive, north of Brubacher House. Please do not park in the small gravel lot adjacent to the field, as your car lights interfere with our stargazing.
https://uwaterloo.ca/science/events/stargazing-party-and-lecture-distant-planets-and-search-life

PARENTS DAY OUT
Aug 2-7
Legends Of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.  See our review at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/07/celebrating-summer-with-drayton.html
Aug 3-6
It Runs In The Family at the Drayton Festival Theatre, Drayton Ontario. See our review at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/07/family-matters-farce-with-drayton.html

August 3
Outdoor Movie With Your Dog
Civic Centre Park Kitchener (Near KPL and Centre In The Square)
Families are welcome to attend FREE of charge and bring their dogs too!
Things will kick off at 8 pm with a walk to tire out the dogs and the movie to follow at sun down.
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1279510495393414

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 7 – 8pm
Location:
St. Marys Museum, St. Marys Ontario
Summary:
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an outdoor concert on the front lawn of the St. Marys Museum with local bluegrass band, Corduroy Gordon! Concert will be moved to St. James Anglican Church (65 Church Street South) in inclement weather.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Schedule:
Aug 3: Corduroy Gordon
Aug 10: Cat Clyde
Aug 17: Steph and the Gals
Aug 24: Phil Ruthig
Aug 31: The Gee Gees
Phone number:
519-284-3556
Website:


August 4
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location:
4273 King St East
Kitchener, ON, Canada N2P 2E9
Summary:
Allianz Global Assistance hosts an annual BBQ and Carnival in support of Send’em Off Smiling (SOS).  SOS is a children’s charity where we fundraise to purchase new school supplies, clothes and running shoes and put it all into a backpack for underprivileged children in our community for their first day back to school.

Our event will include games such as a water bucket splash, pie in the face, high striker, raffle table, henna tattoos, and many more fun carnival games where people can win prizes. There will also be a great BBQ to end the summer.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


The Jungle Book
Cambridge City Hall
http://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=2998&ms=2016-07-07&s=3

August 4-7
Kitchener Bluesfestival
Victoria Park and Downtown Kitchener
There is a cost for the Thursday night concert, but the rest of the outdoor concerts at City Hall and Victoria Park are free. 
Plus there is a Children’s Stage on Saturday and Sunday afternoon on King St between Ontario St. and Queen St.
http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com

http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com/childrens-stage/


August 5
The Avengers
Guelph Market Square
http://guelph.ca/event/movies-square-big-hero-6/

The Peanuts Movie
Shades Mill Cambridge - admission applies
https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2016-07-01-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill

August 6


Blues Breakfast @ Kitchener Market
10am-Noon
Stop in at the Kitchener Market for breakfast and cooking demo with Chef Derek Hines, and get into the groove. Get your blues on with Jay and Wendy outside on the piazza. Jay will be on the guitar and Wendy’s voice is sure to get you in the blues spirit with the sounds of Janis Joplin.
There will also be face painting and fun crafts for kids!
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=39309073-b464-4ed5-aa00-75e0c891b094

Baden Cornfest
http://www.badencornfest.ca/events.html

Grow Your Own Herbs @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
1:30pm-3:30pm Learn about and how to plant and save herbs to use in your home. See, smell and taste the extensive collection of herbs grown in Doon Heritage Village’s gardens. Learn their historic and modern uses and how to clean, prepare and store them for lasting vitality.In this hands-on workshop, you will start your own potted herb plants from freshly collected seeds to take home for your garden or window sill.
Admission is $10 per person plus HST. Member’s discount applies. Advance registration is required. Capacity is limited. Advance registration required. To register and purchase tickets call 519-748-1914. VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Member’s discount applies. No cancellations or refunds. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=188&type=0&calendar=1

Galt Grandfest Music Festival (Cambridge)
Experience live music in the heart of the city – Downtown Galt. Join us on August 6th, 2016 to hear music by artists and bands playing tribute to some of the biggest names out there. Two stages: Upper Dickson Street and Lower Main Street; food vendors, beer & wine, sidewalk vendor sale and fun activities for the whole family! This festival comes to you once a year and is put on by the business owners in the Business Improvement Area core – you don’t want to miss it!
Visit our events pages for complete artist listings for both stages: Main Street Stage and Dickson Street Stage.
http://galtonthegrand.ca/galt-grandfest-music-festival


August 7

GOSPEL BLUES PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday August 7th, 2016
10:00am to 12:00pm
Downtown Kitchener BIA Stage
FREE pancakes, coffee, juice and water (while supplies last)
Featuring A Joyous Noise
Brought to you by the businesses of Downtown Kitchener
Donations to the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society accepted
(We love our furry friends too… But please leave them at home. Pets are not permitted within the fenced area).
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/156186641453202/ 

August 8

Women's ride/safety training/bike workshop

  • Date: Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Recycle Cycles (37 Market Lane, downtown Kitchener)
  • Details: This is a FREE friendly meet-up event for local women who are eager to feel more comfortable riding a bike in the city. Bike maintenance and road safety experts will be on-site for: group info sessions, one-on-one assistance, and bike tune ups. Later in the evening, those who are interested can head out on a casual group ride.  
  • How to sign up: RSVP @ Eventbrite: Women's Bike Safety Night.
http://kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/BikeKitchenerEventsandPrograms.asp
 

August 9
Movie In The Park For The Dogs
(with your dog) @ Waterloo Park
Hotel For Dogs
You do not have to own a dog to attend. $2 donation per adult to attend
https://www.facebook.com/events/623867301103968/

August 11
Zootopia (read our review at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/03/disneys-zootopia-advance-screening.html )
Waterloo Park
http://parkmovies.ca/#home

Finding Nemo
Cambridge City Hall
http://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=2998&ms=2016-07-07&s=3

August 12
Peanuts Movie
Williamsburg Park
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10154326357630750/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1104313312969016/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1469808641834745

Igor
Shades Mill Cambridge - admission applies
https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2016-07-01-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill

Aug 13
Lowes Build and Grow Race Car Workshop
10am
Free but you must register https://www.lowes.ca/articles/Build-and-Grow-Clinics_a756.html

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Skateboard Pencil Case
10am
Free but you must register https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

Sheridan Nurseries Little Diggers – Tic Tac Toe Board
10:30amPre-registration is required.Members: $5.00  Non-members: $7.00 http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/little_diggers_club/tic___tac___toe_fun___little_diggers_
Placemaking Challenge in Kitchener
Various Sites
11am-3pm
Eight groups of informal neighbours will transform places in their neighbourhoods into something even better. Everyone is welcome to join the fun and see what placemaking looks like in action!
• A secret fairy village, with hidden and magical discoveries at Shantz Park (at River Road and Manchester Road)
• A “gaga ball” court and tree planting at Marl Meadow Court cul-de-sac
• An historical map workshop featuring local landmarks of Lower Doon at Willow Lake Park
• An interactive mural painting, featuring local youth collaborating with an artist to paint a storage shed at the Forest Heights Community Centre edible forest
• A beach picnic in Victoria Park, complete with beach games, sandboxes and tunes
• A pollinator garden of raised beds with plants friendly to bees in a vacant lot just off the corner of Wellington Street and Lancaster Street
• Soccer nets and a food truck on the massive cul-de-sac at Hartwood Court
• A lemonade stand and community message board at the Ferdinand Street entrance to the Spur Line trail

https://www.facebook.com/events/1579863862313427/



13th Annual Soapbox Derby! Calvary will provide the Soapbox!! All you need is a helmet!
10am (Cambridge)
Ages 5 - 10 can participate, but bring the entire family for a fun day!! Register at www.mycalvary.life/soapbox
Paw Patrol at
Fairy Tale Magic Event @ Preston Kinsmen Hall Cambridge

Begins at 11am
Ticket info
https://www.facebook.com/events/461370794059463/https://www.facebook.com/events/461370794059463/

Bracelet Of Hope Summer Festival in Guelph
Noon-7pm
Claire Coutts doing face painting, while Spiderman and friends have some fun with the kids. Plus live bands and food trucks https://www.facebook.com/events/1014780931933591/

Art In The Car Park @ The Family Centre 65 Hanson Ave. Kitchener
1pm
FREE and FUN Activities for the Whole Family
Have fun with Electronic Music Making 
Create your own colourful Pinwheels and Spinning Animation 
Enjoy writing your name is Arabic Calligraphy
Decorate your hands with beautiful Henna Designs
Love dancing? Dance with Syrian Debke group 
Face Painting, Balloon Animals & MORE
FREE Picnic Lunch for the First 300 Registrants
Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-in-the-car-park-tickets-25760646788


Saturday, August 13, 2016 2pm-4pm
Location:
Victoria Park Island, Kitchener
Summary:
To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90 birthday, Kitchener Centre Conservative EDA is hosting a garden party on Victoria Park Island on August 13,2016 from 2:00 t0 4:00. This community party is not only to honour a personal milestone in Her Majesty's life but to also celebrate an historic occasion in our Nation.
Light refreshments of scones, jam, tea, ice tea and lemonade will be served in tents near the band stand as guests are entertained with music by the Kitchener Music Society. Garden party attire is encouraged and formal garden party attire is most welcome. Feel free to bring your own favorite tea cup.
Tickets to the Garden Party will be available at the bridge entrance to the island,from members of the Kitchener Centre Conservative EDA or by calling 519-743-1996 or email queengardenparty@gmail.com. The cost is $5.00 per individual and $10.00 per family. Limited number of tickets are available so purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Because of the numbers of guest please leave Rover at home. Dogs will not be allowed on the island during the Garden Party.
Come and enjoy Her Majesty the Queen's Garden Party by wishing her many happy years ahead and thanking her for her gifts of service, dedication, and love to our Nation.
Cost:
5
Phone number:
519-743-1996

Kids In Kilts @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
This month crafty kids will have tons of fun creating spectacular Shimmering Chandeliers. $3 per child, adults, no charge. http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=261&type=0&calendar=2

Aug 13 and 14
Farm Animals Weekend @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Discover the basics of horse care, watch harnessing demonstrations or assist our farm staff with barn chores. You won't be able to contain your egg-citement at our interactive chicken discussion, and children will love discovering the animal answers to our interactive scavenger hunt. (regular admission applies) http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=396&type=0&calendar=1


August 13 and 14
Cambridge Street Art Festival
http://www.cambridgestreetartfestival.com

Aug 15
Boys Action Camp @ Doon Presbyterian Church
35 Roos St Kitchener
9am-3pm for ages 8-13, cost $12https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10154314796410750/

Monday, August 15, 2016 | 5 – 6pm
Location:
985332 Perth Oxford County Road, Tavistock, Ontario985332 Perth Oxford County Road, Tavistock, Ontario
Summary:
The RCMP Musical Ride will be coming to Tavistock on August 15! Come check out these talented officers and their horses put on an amazing show!!
Tickets are $10 in advance for adults, $5 for children 6-14 and kids 5&under are FREE!! Please go to www.tavistockfallfair.com for more information or call 519-655-2776 for tickets!!
All proceeds are going to the Tavistock Agricultural Society, and we will be putting that money back into the community by hosting more great community events such as the Annual Fall Fair!!
Hope to see everyone out!!
Phone number:
519-635-6896
Website:

Games, activities, food and more..
Popcorn, snowcones, juggler and Jumpy castle.
Here’s your ticket, you’re on your way
Come on down to Doon Village today!
868 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener
August 17

Infrastructure Ride

  • Date: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
  • Time: 5-6 p.m.
  • Location: the ride will begin and end in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King Street West) by the CAB bike rack
  • Details: Not sure what different road signs or pavement markings mean for cyclists?  Danny Pimentel, active transportation planning project manager for the City of Kitchener, will be leading a bike ride of the city's cycling infrastructure so you can familiarize yourself with the rules of the road and the types of infrastructure being put in place to improve cycling around the city.
  • How to sign up: RSVP by emailing cycling@kitchener.ca
http://kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/BikeKitchenerEventsandPrograms.asp


August 18
The Peanuts Movie
Waterloo Park
http://parkmovies.ca/#home

Mrs. Doubtfire
Cambridge City Hall
http://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=2998&ms=2016-07-07&s=3

August 19th

Kombucha Tea @ Joseph Schneider Haus 2pm
Steeped in tradition, help stimulate your metabolism and maintain a healthy immune system with this refreshing, naturally effervescent drink. Learn all about the health benefits of Kombucha tea with Cathy Kelly. Included with admission. http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=602&type=0&calendar=3


August 20
Aviation Fun Day @ Waterloo Region International Airport
10am-4pm
http://www.waterlooairport.ca/en/abouttheairport/events.asp

Community Gardens @ Joseph Schneider Haus
1pm
Learn how to become part of a community garden or how to start one in your own community and then have a tour of the gardens at Joseph Schneider Haus and the community garden across the street. Included with admission. http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=603&type=0&calendar=3

THE 7th ANNUAL SCOUT HOUSE INVITATIONAL TATTOO
SALUTES THE CORPS, CADETS AND BANDS OF OUR COUNTIES
6:30pm University Stadium, Seagram Dr. Waterloo http://scouthousetattoo.com

The Tragically Hip - A National Celebration concert in the Waterloo Public Square!
8pm-11:30pm
Free Livestream of the concert https://www.facebook.com/events/129818710787292/?active_tab=highlights
August 20-21
Moparfest New Hamburg
http://moparfest.com/   

Aug 21
KIDSPARK
We always recommend this yearly event!
11am-5pm at Victoria Park Kitchener
http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?&eventID=157

Open Streets Uptown Waterloo
Noon-5pm
http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Open-Streets.asp


August 24
The Angry Birds Movie
Victoria Park
http://parkmovies.ca/#home

August 25
Zootopia
Cambridge City Hall
http://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=2998&ms=2016-07-07&s=3

August 25-28

Waterloo Busker Carnival
http://waterloobuskers.com/

August 26
Books and Babies @ Words Worth Books Waterloo
10:30am
A fun-filled half hour of stories and songs to help you bond with your little bookworm.  Suitable for babies and toddlers; must be accompanied by a guardian.
http://www.wordsworthbooks.com/book-clubs

Bee Movie
Shades Mill Cambridge - admission applies
https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2016-07-01-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill
 
August 27

Wonders of Nature Festival @ Huron Natural Area Kitchener 
11am-2pm
Explore nature in the city. We’re partnering with Waterloo Region Nature for the second Wonders of Nature Festival, Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huron Natural Area. It’s free and there will be lots to do for children and adults. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/651010895064272/ 

Cambridge Comic Arts Festival
11am-5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1011155232296165/

August 27-28
Apple-iscious Weekend @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
11am-4pm
As the summer season comes to an end, it's time to bring in the apples! Join our staff to try some of the delicious things you can make with apples, learn how to make cider, or what kind of care goes into growing your own apples. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=397&type=0&calendar=1

Aug 28
The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to host the 6th Annual Doon Cruise-In auto extravaganza 9:30am-4pm
All makes and models will be on display, custom & stock 1990 and older. Tour the living history village, visit the new galleries in the museum and enjoy a classic car show. Our Summer Music Series takes place at the gazebo with the John McKinley Band performing throughout the afternoon. The car show and live entertainment are included with general admission. Visitors: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST. Car show participants are free with a food or cash donation to the local food bank. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=274&type=0&calendar=1

Paw Patrol @ Shamrocks Fundraiser For United Way
Noon-4pm
$10 for tickets
446 Kingscourt Dr. Waterloo, back of building
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=843818512417788&set=gm.10154291954545750&type=3&theater