Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Super Circus Spectacular Is Coming To The Aud In Kitchener Ontario – 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 too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 


When I was young it was all about the CIRCUS coming to town.  There weren’t many kids shows back in 70’s here in Kitchener so you were always excited to hear when the Circus would be in Kitchener.

Perhaps it had to do with a weekly TV show that aired on CKCO, now known as CTV Kitchener


June 3rd will be the day the Circus comes back to Kitchener for its new generation of fans.

This amazing show will entertain you from start to finish with artists from across the globe. The renowned Super Circus Spectacular features comical clowns, energetic animals, spellbinding aerialists, dare-devil motororcyclists and so much more for the family!

This will be the FINAL tour to Canada for the all new 2017 Super Circus Spectacular!

Get Your Tickets For Super Circus Spectacular


Event Info

Three spectacular showings to catch!

Saturday, June 3 - 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Tickets

SAVE 50% OFF with the Advanced Family Pack Special! (2 adults, 3 kids): $49.50 plus applicable fees.

Regular Price

Adult: $24.00

Child: $15.00

Find the ticket info at
Enter To Win

We are giving away a Family Pack of Tickets to attend the Super Circus Spectacular! 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 would make the Circus Super Spectacular for you!
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Ship Take Over In The Toronto Harbour #PiratesLife



While we had let you know in an earlier post that 2017 would mark the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, we did not know how cool the promotion for this film would be.  Take a look at what happened in the Toronto Harbour


Can you imagine seeing that up close? Soon you can see all these pirates on the big screen as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to sail into theatres on May 26th!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Marathon of Hope: The Musical Hopes to Inspire the Next Generation to Continue Terry Fox’s Fight



Drayton Entertainment brings their Marathon of Hope: The Musical to the stage at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge Ontario in hopes of inspiring the next generation to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive. 



To do this they are concentrating on bringing several school groups in to see this run of performances aside from the ones scheduled for public audiences.

Inspired by Terry Fox and his Family


During the intro to last evenings opening at the Dunfield Theatre the audience was told how this inspiring story came to be a musical through the assistance of Terry Fox’s family, friends and individuals he met along his journey.  As added surprise, Terry Fox’s 2 brothers, Darrell and Fred, were in attendance for last night’s show in Cambridge. Darrell Fox took time to speak to those in attendance about what this show meant to him and his family.  This brought a lot of prospective to what the family of Terry Fox went through during the time Terry Fox began creating and embarking on his Marathon of Hope. He also mentioned that the next generation were not alive during Terry’s journey and how important it is to pass this story on to them so they can continue Terry’s fight.

More Than a Musical


This touching rendition of the Terry Fox Story brought back many childhood memories for me. I remember watching Terry Fox on TV and it was really my first introduction to what cancer was and how devastating the disease could be.  What began as a Marathon of Hope in the 80’s continues on today here in our community and around the globe. Marathon of Hope: The Musical is more than just a musical. It’s a look at Canadian history during Canada’s 150th birthday and a glimpse of what took place before, during and after Terry Fox’s journey. You can learn more about the research that went into this production by watching the video below.


Marathon of Hope: The Musical covers many facets of Terry’s remarkable story, starting with his high school athletic career and family life in Port Coquitlam, BC, continuing through his cancer diagnosis and right leg amputation above the knee, and then chronicling the people and places that motivated him during his 143-day marathon spanning 5,373 kilometres.


Marathon of Hope: The Musical is on stage from May 15 to June 4.  Regular performance tickets are $46 for adults; $27 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for selected Discount Dates and groups of 20 or more are $37. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

KW Titans 2 For 1 Tickets COUPON for Game 3 On Wednesday May 10, 2017

Titans 2 For 1 Tickets For Game 3 On Wednesday May 10, 2017

As they say this Wednesday is "DO OR DIE" for the KW Titans.
This important game is a make or break for the team, and we want to make sure you are in the stands!
To make this happen the KW TITANS are offering 2 FOR 1 BOWL TICKETS for this Wednesday's game. In order to do that you must print off this coupon below and present it at the box office. NOTE THIS IS NOT VALID FOR ONLINE PURCHASES.

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BOWL SEATS mean regular seating in the stands. Floor/Court Side seats will be regular price.

Are you going to the game? Let us know in the comments!

Stuff To Do On Mother’s Day Weekend - Events In The Kitchener Waterloo Area


Ongoing all weekend
Barry and Jonas in the Home
Info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/05/norm-foster-finds-home-st-jacobs.html

May 12
IF NECESSARY KW Titans Playoff Game at the AUD info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/04/kw-titans-head-to-playoffs-titans-time.html

FREE community paint night on Friday, May 12 at 7pm.
Come on out and make your own masterpiece to take home and display.
All AGES and SKILL Levels Welcomed :)
(All Materials Provided)
Refreshments will be provided

Registration Deadline is May 7th.
Please call 519-744-3051 or email office@gospelcentre.net with "Paint night" in the subject line to register.
International Gospel Centre
35 Charles ST E
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 2P3

May 13
Waterloo Region Police Services Open House
10am-3pm  https://twitter.com/WRPSToday/status/859026497155338240/photo/1

The Schneider family recycled nearly everything. Every bit of fabric was used up in quilts, pot holders and Schnibble mats. Come and help us make a schnibble mat @ Joseph Schneider Hause (reg. admission) 10am-5pm http://calendar.schneiderhaus.ca/Default/Detail/2017-05-13-Schnibbles-and-Schnitz-Food-Preservation2

 Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Gardening for Kids 10:30am-11:30am
Young gardeners get their hands in the soil early this year, in this child-friendly indoor gardening experience with our Heritage Gardener Bob Wildfong.
Learn about seeds and plants, flowers and food, and take home something to grow in your own garden. A range of activities will delight green thumbs of ages three through five.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Appropriate for children aged three to five. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required. Capacity limited. 10 percent membership discount applies. Due to space restriction, only 1 adult per child is allowed http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-05-13-Tot-Time-Workshop-Gardening-for-Kids

Mother’s Day Tea @ Kitchener Market http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/04/beauty-and-beast-themed-mothers-day-tea.html The Registration page says that event is now full

Mother’s Day Train

Rainbow Chorus Presents A Tribute Concert: Sing Out, Speak Up, Stand Proud
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 2 – 8pm
Location:
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph ON
Summary:
A Tribute Concert: Sing Out, Speak Up, Stand Proud! and Silent Auction Presented by Rainbow Chorus Waterloo-Wellington with special guests Guelph Spoken Word.
This tribute concert will honour those who have sung out, spoken up and stood proud against oppression and bullying, matters that affect the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. This concert will feature music by Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Prince, and Cyndi Lauper.  Rainbow Chorus will also sing ‘The Wish’ from Tyler’s Suite, a work that members of the chorus will be performing at Lincoln Center this June in support of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, an anti-bullying organization.
2:00 pm and 7:30 pm at Harcourt United Church - 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph.
Tickets prices: Adult $25 ($20 in advance), Student/Senior $15, Children under 12 $5
Website:

Help plant a new 800-tree forest at the site of the future Guelph Lake Nature Centre. In addition to family-friendly tree planting, this event features a traditional Aboriginal welcome and land acknowledgement, a visit from the BIOBus (a mobile research unit from the University of Guelph) and food trucks. Stay for an interpretive tour and an opportunity to learn more about the nature centre that will attract 20,000 students and thousands of visitors each year. Note that the new nature centre will be inside Guelph Lake Park. Admission to the park is free for this event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with voluntary donations to the new Guelph Lake Nature Centre.

GRCA is seeking enthusiastic Canada 150 Event Ambassadors to help at this event. Visit our volunteer page for details. https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-05-13-Celebrate-Canadas-150th-Anniversary-at-Guelph-Lake

Build A Flower Planter Kids Workshop @ Home Depot 10am
Register at https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshop/register.html?storeName=7179&eventCode=BFP00

May 13 and 14
The Tale of Peter Rabbit and His Friends @ Steckle Farm – Ticket info http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/04/the-tale-of-peter-rabbit-and-friends.html

Lyndon Fishing
9am-6pm
Celebrating Mother’s Day May 13 and 14. Moms get free admission and we’ll have a rose for the first 25 moms to arrive each day. Take home your fresh-caught rainbow trout for a delicious meal to remember! https://www.facebook.com/events/796679287164711

Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pmCalling all kids - join museum staff in the foyer to make a Mother's Day card for momActivity is on-going throughout the day and is included in regular admission. This activity is appropriate for all ages. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-05-14-Mothers-Day-Craft-for-Kids

May 14
Toy Story Movie @ KPL (DOWNTOWN KITCHENER)
http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Norm Foster Finds a Home @ St. Jacobs Country Playhouse with Drayton Entertainment’s Production of Jonas and Barry in the Home


Many of our readers are familiar with the work of famous Canadian Playwright Norm Foster. We have been to several of the Drayton Entertainment plays written by him including last year’s productions of THE MEN’S FOURSOME, THE LADIES FOURSOME, and one of our favourites LOOKING.

This week we were invited to attend to attend Drayton Entertainment’s production of Jonas and Barry in that Home that was not only written by Norm Foster but also starred Norm Foster in the role of Jonas.

 


The show is set on the outdoor patio of a seniors’ retirement residence and while it mentions the others living in the establishment it is acted through 3 characters, Barry, his daughter Rosemary who works there, and new resident Jonas. Thorough these 3 people we see their views points on love and marriage, divorce and new relationships, sickness and health, life and death and how everyone deals with thoughts of aging. Together this trio inspire each other to make the most of their current situations while encouraging each other to learn from their past mistakes.  Through their stories you may laugh, and maybe shed a tear as you relate to each of these situations.

Jonas and Barry are as different as night and day. When the two men both move into Gateway Gardens assisted living home, they unwittingly become fast friends and look for ways to liven up the joint, while teaching each other some important life lessons along the way.

Get Your Tickets to Jonas and Barry in the Home


Jonas and Barry in the Home runs until May 20, 2017 at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Tickets are $46 for Adults and $27 for Youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for Groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates are $37. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 519-747-7788 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift for a Mother or Grandmother in your life? This theatrical production might just be the ticket!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Free Comic Book Day In Kitchener Waterloo And Area May 6, 2017



I have always been a fan of Free Comic Book Day! It is a great day to see what is buzzing in your community.  When I first heard of Free Comic Book Day I thought it was a day that comic book stores got rid of old comic books that didn't sell. BOY WAS I WRONG!


What Is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is when comic companies such as Marvel and DC Comics giveaway limited edition Comics made especially made for this yearly event.

This year there is a special edition Spiderman Comic Book available! How do I know that? Listen to Spiderman himself tell you all about it!

 

Where Does Free Comic Book Day Take Place?

Free Comic Book Day takes place at most comic book store and some retail book stores. Check you local listings for comic book stores to see if they take part in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.  Here in Kitchener Waterloo Area Comic Book retailers are

LOOKIN FOR HEROES
93 Ontario St S
Kitchener, ON, N2G1X5
(519) 570-0873

HAGANLAND INC
3310 KING STREET EAST
KITCHENER, ON, N2A1B3
(519) 569-9431

CARRY-ON COMICS and BOOKS
32 King Street North
Waterloo, ON, N2J2W8
(519) 886-4267

J and J Cards And Collectables
230 Weber Street North
Waterloo, ON, N2J3H4
(519) 725-0443

RETRO ROCKET COMICS AND TOYS
124 Bishop Street North
Unit 14
Cambridge, ON, N3H2K1
(519) 653-4460

THE DRAGON
55 Wyndham St N
Unit T-19B
Guelph, ON, N1H7T8
(519) 763-5544

If none of those locations are near you then make sure to visit the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator Page

 If you know of a local retailer participating in Free Comic Book Day that is not on this list, make sure to leave it in the comment section of the post!

Make sure to come back after you did your Free Comic Book Day run and let us know which comics you received!