Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala @ Centre In The Square – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive complimentary tickets to this show, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance at a pair of tickets to the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT


We love going to the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala.  So much so that it was our “event of choice” when asked what we loved seeing at Centre In The Square.  You’ll see us at the 1:19 point of this video.

You see how we’re saying we laughed so hard we start crying? I think this began when we first attended the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala in 2014 and Elvira Kurt gave her version of directions to CENTER IN THE SQUARE.

This year Elvira Kurt is back and joins headliner Brett Butt and a great line up of comedians for this year’s Comedy Festival Gala.

Centre In The Square is proud to once again be partnering with the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival to co-host the Festival Gala on March 2, 2017. This year's festival is hosted by James Mullinger and features headliner Brent Butt, best known for his role as Brent Leroy on the CTV sitcom Corner Gas. The Gala line up will also include Phil Hanley, Chad Daniels, Elvira Kurt, Alex Falcone, Chris Robinson and JC Coccoli.

Please note this show will contain mature language and/or explicit content
Are you ready to laugh so hard it brings tears to your eyes? Then get your tickets to this year’s Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala.  It’s happening Thursday March 2, 2017 at Centre In The Square in Kitchener Ontario.



Enter To Win

We think this will be a great PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! Which means we are excited to giveaway a pair of tickets! The contest listed below (might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form. If the contest does not pop up, clear your cache and refresh) is for a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala on March 2, 2017 at 8pm at The Centre In The Square.

You must provide your own transportation
Let us know what makes you laugh in the comments for a chance to win tickets to the KW Comedy Festival Galaa Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bring The Family To The KW Titans Game - Fill The Seats With Fans #CONTEST




Tonight’s loss was a tough one for the KW Titans.  With the weather not co-operating it made it hard for fans to get to the game tonight.  We know that the energy from the crowd really makes an impact on the players and we want to show the KW Titans that we all support them! That’s why we’re having a FILL THE SEATS WITH FANS contest! Read on to learn more.
Bring On The Homemade Posters!


We want you to work together as a family to make fantastic homemade poster to bring to the KW Titans January 24, 2017 game! You’ll have a great time cheering on the KW Titans while waving around your extra special sign.  Who knows your awesome poster and super cool dance moves might even get you on the DANCE CAM!!!!!


After the game you can MEET THE TITANS and they will SIGN YOUR HOMEMADE POSTER!  How cool would that be?


So grab tickets before they are gone!

Then next home games for the KW Titans takes place THIS TUESDAY January 24, 2017 at 7pm Get your tickets for the game by visiting the KW Titans Schedule page.  There you will find the information for both home and away games this season. http://www.kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results


Plus the KW Titans organization are thrilled to see so many Stuff To Do With Your Kids In Kitchener Waterloo families at the games, so they are giving away a family four pack of tickets to the January 24,2017 game to a lucky family! Read on to see how you have a chance to win those tickets

Enter To Win

We are giving away a family four pack of tickets to the KW TITANS GAME AT THE KITCHENER MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM ON JANUARY 24TH AT 7PM! Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with what you would put on a fan-made poster for the KW Titans.  It may just win you tickets to the game!
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Overtime Win For The KW Titans Basketball Team



The KW Titans treated their fans to an exciting overtime win over the London Lightning today at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. 
A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on
 
This battle between two Highway 401 West teams had everything a basketball fan could ask for. Both teams were back and forth when it came to taking the lead, and at several times throughout today’s game the score was tied.

A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on

 

In the fourth quarter the KW Titans were putting up a good fight but it again resulted in a tie.
A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on

 
 

A photo posted by Diane Morgan & Lisa McDonald (@those2girls) on
Once OVERTIME began the KW Titans seemed to march down the court with lots of confidence and enthusiasm and it showed on the scoreboard.  The final score had the KW Titans winning by 10 points!

The game wasn’t the only thing that kept the audience on their feet today.  There was also a presentation for a local hero, a quick hello from the NBL Canada Commissioner and speech by the KW Suicide Prevention Council naming the KW Titans as their ambassadors for 2017.  Being Movember committee members we appreciate hearing about the mental health initiatives that the KW Titans are involved with.

As always, we were thrilled to see so many Stuff To Do With Your Kids In Kitchener Waterloo families at the game!

Make sure you’re at the upcoming games as well.

Then next home games for the KW Titans takes place THIS TUESDAY January 10, 2017 at 7pm Get your tickets for the game by visiting the KW Titans Schedule page.  There you will find the information for both home and away games this season. http://www.kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

 

Were you at the KW Titans game or plan to attend one soon? Let us know in the comments. We love hearing about your experiences and what our readers think!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The King Will Be In Kitchener! Elvis Lives Is Coming To Centre In The Square – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to attend the concert too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 

The news might get you ALL SHOOK UP! The King Is Coming To Kitchener’s Centre In The Square for a One Night Only performance.  Wednesday February 8 2017 at 8pm is when ELVIS LIVES will hit the stage.

This tribute show will have you thinking you are watching Elvis Presley right in front of you.  These tribute Elvis singers are on point with their Elvis style.  Take a look at the videos below to see what we mean.

 

As you can see this show will provide lots of wonderful performances and then some.

The tour marks the third time in the production’s six-year history that all three Elvis tribute artists are top winners of the contest. Bill Cherry, Dean Z and Jay Dupuis from 2009, 2013 and 2014 have reunited as the featured touring cast of ELVIS LIVES during the initial leg of the 2017 tour. They will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist. The upcoming tour will see more songs added to the set list, including “Return to Sender,” “Bossa Nova,” and more. As a co-producer of the tour, Graceland is providing rarely seen restored video and photo assets from its Graceland Archives to enhance the production. The 2017 tour will feature new media direct from Graceland, never before seen on an ELVIS LIVES tour. Fans can expect to see new material and Elvis memorabilia provided by Graceland in the ELVIS LIVES lobby display at each performance.

Now’s the time to dig out those BLUE SUEDE SHOES and grab your tickets for ELVIS LIVES! https://centreinthesquare.com/event/elvis-lives.

Plus, we have a contest! See below to learn about how you can win a pair of tickets to the concert!

Enter To Win


We are giving away a pair of tickets to ELVIS LIVES @ Centre In The Square! Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with an Elvis song and what it means to you.
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Friday, December 30, 2016

January 2017 Events, Activities And Stuff To Do With Your Kids 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

University of Waterloo Research Studies

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!


TEL: 519 888 4567 ext. 31164 EMAIL: babylab@uwaterloo.ca

Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
Website: uwaterloo.ca/social-development-lab
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775
Email: sdl@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

Be a snow angel! Keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow can be very challenging for older adults and people with limited mobility. As a snow angel, you can be good neighbour by clearing snow for those who need assistance. All you have to do is adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand. It’s also a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours needed and to exercise outdoors! Learn more: www.kitchener.ca/snowangels

Best Places To Toboggan In Kitchener Waterloo



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

Discover Mondays @ Chicopee

There is no better time to try the amazing sport of skiing or snowboarding than on a Monday at Chicopee! For only $29, the lowest price in Ontario, you get a beginner lesson, equipment rentals and a Learning Centre Lift Ticket. Station lessons run from 5pm - 8pm and are provided in a station style format - go through different micro-lessons at your own pace and advance when you want. Lift tickets valid until 9pm. Program is available every Monday after 5pm (Starting January 9th). http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/rates-memberships/lift_tickets/

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! (resumes Jan 24)
January 24: Erick Traplin

Tots Time @ Waterloo 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. (resumes Jan 17)


Wednesdays

Student Wednesdays @ Chicopee

Studying is hard work. Why not take a break and get some fresh air? Whether you’re in elementary school, high school, university, or college, just show us your active student card (if over the age of 16) and get an All Access Lift Ticket for ONLY $20! Offer is available every Wednesday night after 5pm (Starting January 11th). http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/rates-memberships/lift_tickets/

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 (resumes Jan 12) http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…

Tots Time @ Waterloo 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.(resumes Jan 17 for Tues and Jan 19 for Thursdays)  


Fridays
Kitchener Market

Music and Movement 10 -10:30 a.m. Jan. 6- Mar. 31
Drop in Play Time 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6- Mar. 31

Imagination and creativity are developed and explored through rhymes, songs, finger plays and gross motor activities. Come out and support your child's language development and experience the benefits of physical activity. Ages: Newborns - six
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=da344a53-1ad8-403a-be06-6ffe15ca65f5

Family Fridays @ Chicopee

It’s been a long week. Time to spend some time with family! Come out to Chicopee on Friday night and experience a fun and healthy activity together. You can take advantage of our $39 discover programs (Learning Centre lift ticket, rentals and beginner lesson) or $25 all access lift tickets. Station lessons run from 5pm - 8pm and are provided in a station style format - go through different micro-lessons at your own pace and advance when you want. Program is available after 5pm every Friday (Starting January 13th). Must be a family of 2 or more. http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/rates-memberships/lift_tickets/


Saturdays

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

Sundays
Free Flicks @ 2pm at KPL Main Branch (Downtown) http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

January 2017 Event Blast


Various events over the Christmas Break

Please go through the FULL LIST as some events require pre-registration

Gift Of Lights @ Bingemans – Learn more at (January 1-7 2017) http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/11/bingemans-giftoflightskw-and-united-way.html

Girls Events @ YWCA Cambridge


Free Tim Hortons Skate Times – Locations and times vary. Info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/12/tim-hortons-free-skating-times-in.html

Safety Tree Safety Classes For Kids – Locations and age groups vary. Info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/12/start-2017-safely-with-safety-tree.html




Waterloo Region Museum Christmas Break Calendar (note admission fees apply) http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/daily-activity-schedule-january-2-to-8

Extended Hours @ Bingemans Funworx http://www.bingemans.com/funworx/contact.php

January 1 2017

Free Community Skate 10am-Noon @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium


January 2 2017

NORTH DUMFRIES / AYR

The North Dumfries Community Complex (AYR) will be open on Monday, January 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. only for the Mayor's Levee and free skating. Celebrate the New Year, meet and greet Mayor Foxton and members of Council, and mingle with your neighbours. Live local music, tasty treats and more!

Ward 4 Mayor's Levee will be held at the Scott's Women's Institute on January 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Celebrate the New Year, meet and greet Mayor Foxton and members of Council, and mingle with your neighbours.



January 5

Free skate on 2:30-4:30pm at the Preston Arena. Boston Pizza will be joining us too. They'll be bringing some fun loot bags.
In support of our local Food Bank, they will be collecting non perishable food items.
https://www.facebook.com/events/229414284163751/

January 6

Free skate on January 6th from 1:30-3:30pm at RIM Park.
In support of our local Food Bank, they will be collecting non perishable food items. Everyone is welcome!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1035948313199130/

January 7

29th Annual North Waterloo Farm Toy Show
from 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Linwood Community Centre
5279 Ament Line, Linwood
Live Charity Auction at 1:00 pm by Hei-View Auctions
All proceeds donated to Children's Wish
Admission: $2.00 (children 12 & under are free)
Contact: Fred at 519-335-6065 or
fred@tcdiecast.ca http://www.kijiji.ca/v-events/kitchener-waterloo/north-waterloo-farm-toy-show-29th-annual/1227652310

Free Skate Sponsored @ Cambridge Ice Centre (Cambridge Mall)
Date: January 7, 2017

oin us for a FREE skate on Saturday January 7th, 2017 from 3:40pm-5:30pm sponsored by Tracy Valko - Dominion Lending Centres.  FREE skate rentals will be provided by Friesen Flooring! http://www.cambridgeicecentre.com/special_events.php


TWELFTH NIGHT
An Ancient Midwinter Celebration
8pm, Saturday January 7, 2017
The British (UK) Club of Cambridge
35 International Village Drive, Cambridge
Tickets: $15.00Advance, $20.00 at the Door
The evening’s festivities will include demonstrations of English folk dancing by
Orange Peel Morris
and
Forest City Morris & Sword
. Orange Peel Morris will also present a
traditional Cornish Mummers Play entitled St. George and the Dragon and sing Pub Carols from
South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
Local band
Tethera
will provide ambient instrumental music to set the
mood, and
Relative Harmony
from Guelph will host an English Country Dance where those willing can join in and participate.
Old Father Christmas will be in attendance in the role of Master of the Revels, accompanied by The
Green Man. People are encouraged to come dressed in
costume or any fancy dress of their choice 
http://www.millracefolksociety.com/images/pix17/TwelfthNightPR.pdf
http://www.millracefolksociety.com/Cafe.html

January 8 2017

CITY OF KITCHENER
Kick off 2017 with some fun at the New Year’s Levee
Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate the New Year with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic and members of council at the 2017 New Year’s Levee. This free carnival themed celebration is on Jan. 8 from 1:30-4 p.m.

Activities include:
Vintage Carnival Games and Inflatable Hose Hockey from Grand River Inflatables
Balloon shape artist Bubbles the Clown
Bre-Creative face painting
Magician from Big Smiles Company
Live musical performance by local jazz singer and pianist, Tim Louis
Skating on Carl Zehr Square
Kitchener Public Library craft table
KW Sidewinders Sledgehockey Performance
Attendees are invited to warm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy popcorn, cotton candy and light refreshments catered by Bingemans. The 2016 Mayor’s City Builder Award recipients will also be acknowledged at the opening of the event.

 What: 2017 New Year’s Levee

 When: Jan. 8, 2017

 Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

 Where: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W. 

 Who: Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, members of council, Mayor’s City Builder Award recipients.

For a detailed schedule visit: www.kitchener.ca/levee


CITY OF WATERLOO

The community is invited to celebrate 2017 with Mayor Dave Jaworsky and council at the annual New Year's Levee. 

Details

What: 2017 New Year's Levee

When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo

Activities
  • Free skating from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Free swimming from 2:05 - 4 p.m.
  • Free face painting and clowning around with Bre Creative
  • Live entertaining featuring Erick Traplin, Grand River Swing Band, Crossing Borders
  • Free cookies and refreshments while quantities last!

Grab your kids, grab your skates and swim suit and come out for a fun afternoon with Mayor Dave Jaworsky and council! 



CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Mayor Doug Craig's New Years Levee
Sunday, January 8, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Date and Time:Sunday, January 8, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 50 Dickson St., Cambridge City Hall - Bowman Room
Please join Mayor Doug Craig and members of Cambridge City Council for Free family-friendly, children's activities and a little holiday cheer as we celebrate the New Year. 

Admission: Free


KW TITANS GAME 2PM @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium


January 8-11
Try KW Syncro – various times and locations https://www.facebook.com/KWSynchro/photos/a.278266242223417.78658.276482059068502/1269182563131775/?type=3&theater

January 10

KW TITANS GAME 7PM @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium



January 12
Homer Watson Gallery Birthday Party

It’s time to party! On Thursday, January 12, join us as we celebrate the 162nd birthday of Homer Watson, our namesake and renowned Canadian landscape artist! On this day, we will be honouring Watson and celebrating his tremendous accomplishments and contribution to our history.  Join us at Noon for a FREE lunchtime lecture, Executive Curator Faith Hieblinger will be delivering an informal discussion on the life of Homer Watson, along with tours of the museum, and of course birthday cake! Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Watson, his artwork, the museum or our programs.Admission for this event is FREE.
Call ahead to reserve your seat as space is limited!
http://www.homerwatson.on.ca/homer-watsons-birthday-2/

January 14

Kids In The Kitchen – Snowman Soup 10am-Noon register  http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_in_the_Kitchen.asp

Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM @ Home Depot

Kids will learn how to build a large crate tool box with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Kids' projects can be painted in-store. Please dress appropriately for painting. Ages 5-12 register https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html?searchterm=workshop

Paper Bag Owl Puppet @ Sheridan Nurseries

Kick off the new year with this fun creative craft the whole family can hoot about!

Saturday January 14th, 2017

10:30 - 11:15 am

Pre-registration is required.


Family Fun Skate program @ Waterloo Public Square Noon-4pm

On Saturday Jan. 14 we'll be hosting a great event where we mash two amazing themes together to great one incredible, super exciting, lots of fun, somewhat silly, over the top theme.  Our first theme (on Jan. 14) is Royal Dinosaurs. We invite everyone to come dressed as either a dinosaur, a member of the royal family (king/queen, prince/princess, jester, etc) or both!! We'll have themed music, as well as an art activity for the kids. http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Family-Fun-Skate.asp

Tri-Con KW 2017 @ THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener)

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Tri-Con KW is Waterloo Region's annual convention, celebrating cosplay, interactive experiences, and all things nerd! THEMUSEUM will once again host this fun and welcoming event for all ages at, 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3.
This year’s convention will include:

·         Meet & Greet Spaces for Fans & Cosplayers

·         Special Guests

·         Entertainment

·         Panels, Group Discussions, Crafting & Workshops

·         Maker Space Activities

·         Gaming Zones

·         And much more!




PADDINGTON BEAR’S FIRST CONCERT – Centre In The Square

The story of Paddington Bear™ comes to the KWS stage! In this charming narrated concert, the KWS takes Paddington Bear to his first concert with the Symphony. It will be full of stories and will feature music from Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous and virtuosic Flight of the Bumblebee!

Doors open at 1:15 pm for fun and interactive pre-concert activities including: Art activities hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, music activities hosted by Music for Young Children, and 'My First Music Lesson' where kids can take a mini lesson from a KWS musician on a variety of instruments. Pre-concert activities are FREE with ticket purchase! Performance begins at 2:30pm tickets available at https://centreinthesquare.com/event/paddington-bears-first-concert

January 15

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 10am – 3pm
Location:
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, OntarioParis Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris, Ontario
Summary:
MULTIPLE OPERATING LAYOUTS

DEALERS * CRAFTSMEN TABLES*

ADMISSION: General - $5.00, Under 12 Free

A great family event with free parking


Join MPP Catherine Fife at Golf’s Steak House for her annual New Year’s Levee!
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Golf’s Steak House, 598 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener

Brunch and refreshments will be provided http://catherinefife.com/youre-invited-2017-new-years-levee


Free all-access lift ticket from 5pm to 9pm for anyone with proof of residence in Kitchener. $29 Discover Package also available. http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/events
January 15-16
Banff Mountain Film Festival 7pm @ UofW
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
https://uwaterloo.ca/theatre-centre/events/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour

January 17

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT @ KITCHENER MARKET

Knife Skills - Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #233615

Sharpen your cutting skills with this intensive hands-on tutorial and learn the basics of how to hold, sharpen, clean and purchase knives, as well as some classic cuts. You'll soon be chopping with confidence! There is a light menu of food for this class.

Registration info http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

January 21

Tots Workshop @ Waterloo Region Musueum (DOON) 10:30-11:30am

Come and have fun with our snowman wreath to celebrate the wonders of snow! For ages 2 to 5 years old.

Tots will make a snowy-themed wreath with snowman decorations and when they are finished they can make their own playdough snowman.  Some fun indoor games will round out the morning.

Admission is $10 per child plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity limited. Pre-registration required. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express accepted. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914. Space is limited so 1 adult per child must accompany tot. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=814&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0

Pinecone Bird Treats @ Sheridan Nurseries

Birds of a feather flock together! A fun craft to keep our feathered friends fed!

January 21st, 2017

10:30 - 11:15 am

Pre-registration is required.



The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket @ Centre In The Square                       
Saturday, January 21 @ 11AM and 2PM
Tickets: $10 (Child), $15 (Adult), $35 (Family 5-Pack)
Read more at
http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2016/05/family-fun-starts-with-5-for-centre-in.html



Children’s Workshop – Tile Painting @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 1:30-2:30pm

Build your artistic skills by trying out tile painting. Learn the different painting techniques required when painting tiles and create a ‘story theme’ by painting a picture that takes place over 3 tiles. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Beautiful art that you can hang on your wall at home!

Admission is $15 per person plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity limited. Pre-registration required. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express accepted. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=740&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0

January 21-22

Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for oodles of winter fun. Stay inside to play some winter themed games or be ready to head outside and join us for our snow critters contest. Design and build your own snow critter to be entered in a draw to win a free family membership.

Daily crafts will be on going throughout the day. Join us in the Christie Theatre at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. for a hands on presentation about snowflakes. You see them every winter but now see them in a whole new way. Included with regular admission. 

Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.

Note all outdoor activities are weather dependent. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=811&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0

Family Art Hangouts | Free
Saturdays  21 January, Drop-in 1-3 pm | All ages
Everyone welcome | Activities designed for ages 4-12 with adult companion

Meet us at The Family Centre once a month for free hands-on art-making fun for the whole family!  Activities take place at The Family Centre in the Creative Space, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener.  New activities each month. http://www.kwag.ca/en/programs/FamilyArtHangouts.asp



January 22

January 22 : Community Night - Waterloo @ Chicopee

Free all-access lift tickets from 5pm to 9pm for Waterloo residents with proof of residence. $29 Discover Package also available http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/events

January 24

KW TITANS GAME 7PM @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium


January 26

KW TITANS GAME 7PM @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium


January 27

PD DAY
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Make your winter weekend a little longer and a little more fun with a visit to the Waterloo Region Museum. To help celebrate that extra day off school Snow Graffiti Family Fun Theme Weekend has been extended one day to include Friday.

Join us for barrels of winter fun. Dress to be indoors to play some winter themed games such as human snow blower, snowman bowling and many more. Or dress warm and meet us outside to make snow graffiti!  This is your chance to get creative and make your own art work in the snow (outdoor activities are weather dependent). Included with regular admission.

Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=11&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0

January 27 : Educator Appreciation Night @ Chicopee

Free skiing and snowboarding for all educators and their guest from the WRDSB & WCDSB from 5pm to 9pm. http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/events

January 28

Children’s Workshop – Design Your Own T-Shirt @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

In preparation for the exciting new Tyrannosaurus – Meet the Family exhibit coming to the Waterloo Region Museum, you can design your own dinosaur t-shirt. Ages 6 to 12 years old.

Using your own awesome designs you can create your own t-shirt to wear when you come to meet the new dinosaur family in town!

Admission is $20 per person plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity limited. Pre-registration required. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express accepted. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=751&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0

January 28-29

Snow Graffiti @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for barrels of winter fun. Dress to be indoors to play some winter themed games such as human snow blower, snowman bowling and many more. Or dress warm and meet us outside to make snow graffiti!

This is your chance to get creative and make your own art work in the snow . There will also be seasonal crafts on going in the Grand Foyer. Join us in the Christie Theatre for a hands on presentation about snowflakes at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. You see them every winter but now see them in a whole new way. Included with regular admission.

Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST. Note all outdoor activities are weather dependent. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=812&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0

January 29
Family Literacy Day @ Conestoga Mall
Various events. https://www.facebook.com/EarlyLiteracyAllianceOfWaterlooRegion/photos/a.187069031417035.6606.184020365055235/426566800800589/?type=3&theater

January 29 : Community Night - Cambridge @ Chicopee

Free all-access lift tickets from 5pm to 9pm for all Cambridge residents with proof of residence. $29 Discover Packages also available http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/events/

January 31

KW TITANS GAME 7PM @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

Info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/12/kw-titans-propose-to-put-kitchener.html

Looking Ahead
Make sure to register for March Break Kids In The Kitchen Day Camp @ Kitchener Market before it fills up! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Camp.asp