Friday, October 12, 2018

Mini Pop Kids Live in London and Kitchener - Enter to Win




Last March we were thrilled to tell our readers about the return of the Mini Pop Kids!  We have been told by our readers how much they enjoy the music with their kids and are excited about the new generation of Mini Pop fans.
Since then we were surprised to see two former Mini Pop Kids appear on THE LAUNCH.  Both Vivian Hicks and Ethan Young were featured on the show, and Ethan was the winner on his episode.

This is the caliber of talent that take the stage during a Mini Pop Kids concert. The perform today’s top hits with incredible vocal talent and enthusiasm.

The Mini Pop Kids Live

The Mini Pop Kids Live concert is happening in both KITCHENER and LONDON!  The tour starts in 2019 so now is the time to grab your tickets. 
This brand-new show features kid-friendly versions of the year’s biggest hits... and beyond! From songs by artists like Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and Bruno Mars, to throwback favorites for Mom and Dad, this isn't just a show, it's an experience for the whole family!

Mini Pop Kids Live in London Ontario INFO
Saturday January 19, 2019 @ 2:30pm
Centennial Hall
550 Wellington Street
London, ON N6A 3P9

Mini Pop Kids Live in Kitchener Ontario INFO
Saturday Feb 2, 2019 @ 2:30pm
Centre in the Square
101 Queen St. N.
Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7

We think Mini Pop Kids Live tickets would make a great Christmas gift for families that love music and dancing to their favourite songs, so get your tickets before they are gone.


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Friday, October 5, 2018

Moms’ Day Out – Mindfulness Workshop Day Retreat @ KPL


We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to make you aware of this amazing event happening locally!


After the back to school rush, and before the Christmas Season prep begins we think it is a great time to stop, take a breath and learn to be more MINDFUL. 
According to Wikipedia, Mindfulness is a process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

Becoming more mindful can change the way people think and react to situations.  To learn more about this practice we are attending a Mindfulness Workshop Day Retreat for Women.
It takes place on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:30am-4pm at the Kitchener Public Library Central Branch, 85 Queen St. N. Kitchener. It will be held in Room A, which is downstairs at the Downtown KPL branch.

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The cost to attend the day long event is $90 which may be covered by some health benefits programs.  This event includes mindfulness training, meditation and lunch!
This workshop will be led by Dr. Angele Close

Dr. Angele Close is a Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She is currently studying under the tutelage of world-renowned teachers, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, in their 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program. She has been practicing Mindfulness Meditation for 15 years and has been integrating the practices and teachings of awareness and compassion in her clinical work for over a decade.
To learn more about Dr. Angele Close visit her website https://www.drangeleclose.com

We think this is a great opportunity for Moms to invest time in themselves and enjoy connecting with other women in our community. We believe we can all benefit from being more mindful and we hope you will join us at the event.

Register to Attend

Registration is now open! There are 2 ways to register for this Girls Day Out.  
Or if you wish to pay by cash or cheque you can email Dr. Angele directly at drangeleclose@gmail.com
to make arrangement.

See you October 27th!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving Parade, Halloween and More October 2018 Fall Fun Events, Activities and Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo and Area


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

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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!
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 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

FULL MONTH EVENT CALENDARS

These places have so many events each month, it is better to just look at them individually
Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar http://calendar.rwlibrary.ca/?_mid_=17409
Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar http://ideaexchange.org
Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/
Grand River Conservation Authority https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default
If you are willing to drive a little out of town, then this is the list for BRANTFORD’s HARMONY SQUARE http://www.brantford.ca/residents/leisurerecreation/communityfacilities/HarmonySquare/Pages/EventsandPrograms.aspx


Daily
Calvary Church Cambridge Indoor Playground
What: We are an indoor playground located directly in the church building which opens its doors to our community to allow a safe and friendly environment.
 
Ages: Suited to infant/crawlers, toddlers and pre-school children.
 Cost: $1.00 minimum per head. This helps reduce the cost of regular cleaning and new toys.Hours: Monday – Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am.
Closed: Fridays all season and Holiday Mondays
Schedule: September to June (closed for the summer months)
Special Activities: Twice a week there will be a different activities offered, from Play-doh Play to arts and crafts, the activities are geared toward preschool aged children.
Daycare Workers: We will be opening the playground every Tuesday for any caregiver that operates a daycare. If you are not a daycare worker, you are still MORE than welcome to attend on Tuesday! Every day we have coffee, tea, juice and snacks available for purchase.

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 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

Mondays
Legacy every Monday at 7pm. $4 entry with a pack per person into the prize pool @ KW PlaySpace (until Sept 24) https://www.facebook.com/events/317175528805117

Tuesdays

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market select Tuesdays 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!
·         October 9
·         October 23
·         October 30

Colour Our Community @ KPL Central (Downtown) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2pm-4pm
Art can be a tool for increasing social connections and fostering community inclusion and integration. Colour Our Community aims to make connections between those who are often marginalized and members of the community at large in a comfortable, accessible venue where all are welcome to explore their creativity and experience connection through art. Colour Our Community is a partnership with Kitchener Public Library and Circle of Friends.

Thursdays
A FREE art program every Thursday!
***NOTE*** Cancelled Oct 4th
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - noon, ARTSHINE will be hosting a parent and tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!
AFTER the program, be sure to stop by one of our market vendors for a healthy, kid-friendly lunch with lots of options for adults too.
Space is limited! Reserve a spot now for the ARTSHINE programs on Thursday by calling 226-647-2777, or emailing ARTSHINE.
Fridays

Music and Movement @ Kitchener Market  9:30am – 10:00am
Imagination and creativity are developed and explored through rhymes, songs, finger plays, and gross motor activities. Support your child's language development and experience the benefits of physical activity.

Drop In Play @ Kitchener Market  10:00am – 11:00am
Come any time. Join other children and families in play and exploration. An Early Learning professional is available to provide support and information around early learning topics, community resources, programs and referrals.

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
Home Depot Workshops 2nd Saturday of Each Month
FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html
REMINDER OF OUR MABEL’S LABELS FUNDRAISER!

Oct 2018 Event Blast


1st to the 14th MS Society Online Auction
 YMCA 6 Month Adult Membership KW/Cambridge – Value $500 – Starting Bid $125
YMCA 6 Month Family Membership KW/Cambridge – Value $1100 – Starting Bid $375
(2) Niagara Park Attraction Passes – Value $260 – Starting Bid $55 – These get you into alllllll of the Niagara attractions
(4) Passes to the Art Gallery of Ontario – Value $78 – Starting Bid $20
(3) Family Passes (10 Hours of Jumping Fun) to Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park – Value $200 – Starting Bid $40 (The locations are in Hamilton, London, Ottawa)
(4) Passes to the Hockey Hall of Fame – Value $80 – Starting Bid $50
Family Pass to TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) – Value $175 – Starting Bid $75
Registration required for (Halloween Alternative) Retro Gaming Night @ Williamsburg Community Centre 5:30-7pm, ages 10-13, cost $10 on Oct 31, but you must be registered Info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156353208460973&set=p.10156353208460973&type=3&theater&ifg=1

 Tickets are on sale for Children’s Safety Village Party on Oct 20th, cost is $3.50 but you must register online!!!! Info at  http://waterlooregioncsv.com/events/halloween-in-the-village

Tickets are on sale for Steckle Farm Trunk or Treat on Oct 28th, cost is $5 but your must register online!!!! Info at http://stecklehomestead.ca/upcomingevents/trunk-or-treat-2/
OKTOBERFEST AND THANSKGIVING WEEKEND EVENTS
Oct 4
OPENING CEREMONIES: WATERLOO MAYOR'S OKTOBERFEST LUNCHEON
11:30 am @ Waterloo Public Square
Join our hosts, Waterloo Mayor and the City of Waterloo Council as they kick-off the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations with a mouth-watering free lunch courtesy of Pillers.
Onkel Hans, Miss Oktoberfest and the Black Forest Band will be on-hand to entertain and greet you at this annual event. https://oktoberfest.ca/Events/Opening_Ceremonies_Waterloo_Mayor_s_Oktoberfest_Luncheon
Oct 5
OPENING CEREMONIES: KITCHENER – WATERLOO
11:15 am @ Kitchener City Hall
The fanfare of trumpeters will be sounding from the rooftops on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 11:15 am, announcing the Official Opening of the 50th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, North America's largest Bavarian festival! 
Oct 5-7

ROGERS HOMETOWN HOCKEY @ Kitchener City Hall

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival, is coming to Kitchener on October 5, 6 and 7. Bring your family out for a free hockey celebration featuring NHL alumni, local celebrities, live entertainment and engaging activities for the whole family. On Sunday, enjoy an outdoor viewing party of a national NHL game broadcast hosted live by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet.


Friday, October 5th – 11am-5pm Event list at https://www.facebook.com/rogershometownhockey/photos/pcb.501564600319464/1837211486316325/?type=3&theater
TRI CITY SUPERCON @ BINGEMANS OCT 5-7
Kids free with purchase of Adult tickets
Various activities and special guests
Erin Fall Fair
http://www.erinfair.ca/

Rockton Fall Fair
http://www.rocktonworldsfair.com/

Burford Fall Fair
http://www.burfordfair.ca/
Read more at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2013/08/20-fall-fairs-near-kitchener-waterloo.html#6KrHpF6heF1a85R9.99
October 5, 6, 7, 8
Woodside National Historic Site presents a traditional Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era. The boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King is decorated for the harvest season. Assorted autumn fruits, vegetables, and grains are tastefully arranged to make colourful centrepieces. Prepare yourself and your family for Thanksgiving by stepping back into 1891. The estate will be ablaze with fall colours, perfect for a picnic, an afternoon stroll, or picture taking. Explore the site at your leisure, enjoy crafts and special activities.
Do you need more information?

Oct 6
FREE Oktoberfest Family Breakfast @ Bingemans
DATE: Saturday October 6, 2018
TIME: 7:30am – 11:00am

GYMTOBERFEST @ KW Gymnastics Club
10am 805 Victoria Street S., Kitchener
KWGC Gymtoberfest is a family friendly outdoor event serving the community of Victoria Hills. Attendees will enjoy games, BBQ, raffles, children's entertainment, face painting, dunk tank and gymnastics demonstrations.

With activities for the whole family Gymtoberfest is a great way for members of the community and beyond to meet new friends & neighbours, win great prizes and a whole lot more.

TICKETS: $10 per family - includes all games. All proceeds to KW Gymnastics.
Food will be available at an extra charge. For additional information contact KW Gymnastics at 519-743-4970 or visit www.kwgymnastics.ca. https://oktoberfest.ca/Events/Gymtoberfest
Oct 8

KW Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date: Monday, October 8, 2018
Start time: 8:30 am
Parade Start Location:
Weber & Frederick Street Kitchener, running down Weber Street until it ends at Bridgeport Road in Waterloo.
After the Parade some festhalls have Family Day Events – see the Festhallen list to see if one in your area participates https://oktoberfest.ca/Festhallen

THANKSGIVING DAY FALL HARVEST - WATERLOO REGION MUSEUM (DOON)
After the Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade, visit our Thanksgiving Day Fall Harvest event, that celebrates autumn in the picturesque 60 acre Doon Heritage Village. Bring your family for an afternoon of fun activities and enjoy the magnificent colours of fall at one of the prettiest places in Waterloo Region. This event features horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and seasonal family fun activities! During your visit, experience the Waterloo Region Museum indoor galleries and explore 12,000 years of Waterloo Region’s past, present and future from the ice age to the Blackberry. Admission includes museum & village.

Hours: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Admission: Adults - $11.00, Students/Seniors - $8.00, Children (5-12) - $5.00, Children under 5 are free.

For information visit www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca or call 519-748-1914.
Oct 9
OKTOBERFEST CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY AND CELEBRATION
9:45 am @ A.R. Kaufman Public School
Join the Kiwanis Club of Elmira Waterloo North Satellite in saying ‘Willkommen’ to new Canadian citizens, as they take the citizenship ceremony which is a formalized rite of passage that pin points the entry into the Canadian family.
Stay and join us for refreshments to celebrate our new Canadians.
Tickets: Free! https://oktoberfest.ca/Events/Oktoberfest_Citizenship_Ceremony_and_Celebration





Oct 10
Special Oktoberfest Lunch and Artisan Market 
Kitchener Market will be celebrating Oktoberfest with a wonderful Oktoberfest Lunch and Artisan Market on Wednesday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lunch specials from Simply Delicious and Everyday Gourmet as well as hand-crafted artisans and lovely guests like Miss Oktoberfest, Onkle Hans and Oktoberfest dancers! https://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/special-oktoberfest-lunch-and-artisan-market.asp

Entrepreneur Jr. - Building an Online Store with Shopify
Shopify invites parents and kids to a special family event in celebration of KW Oktoberfest! Join us as we teach you how to create your very own online store! We’ll take you step-by-step through setting up a Shopify store and even teach you a few tips and tricks about do-it-yourself photography. This is a great way for your junior entrepreneur to get started!
What to Expect:
5-5:30pm - Welcome & pizza!
5:30pm - Create your own online store (step-by-step walk-through) presentation begins
7pm - Doors close
This event is recommended for kids 8 + although anyone is welcome to attend. Please note that a laptop/tablet is required for store setup and a phone/tablet/camera is recommended for the DIY photography. Pizza will be provided and parents must stay at this event.


PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Lokal Festival @ Workplace One
Date: Wednesday, October 10th 
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  
Location: 51 Breithaupt Street - Outdoor Courtyard 
Admission is Free. 

Please bring cash for food and drink purchases. Some vendors may accept Credit or Debit. 

This is a rain or shine event. 
Please be ready to present your photo ID

October 11, 12, 13, 14
Woodside National Historic Site presents a traditional Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era. The boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King is decorated for the harvest season. Assorted autumn fruits, vegetables, and grains are tastefully arranged to make colourful centrepieces. Prepare yourself and your family for Thanksgiving by stepping back into 1891. The estate will be ablaze with fall colours, perfect for a picnic, an afternoon stroll, or picture taking. Explore the site at your leisure, enjoy crafts and special activities.
Do you need more information?


Oct 12
McDougall Cottage Ghost Walk (Cambridge) 7pm Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer Joleen Taylor, as she takes us on a spooky nighttime adventure of history, hauntings and strange tales of Galt. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and to bring a flashlight. Please note the walking tour may include hills, stairs and uneven terrain. Suitable for ages 14 plus. Call to pre-register. Cost: $10 plus HST. Members 10 per cent discount. Space is limited. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-10-12-1900-Evening-Ghost-Walk

Oct 13
Cook Like Oma @ Kitchener Market
10am-Noon

Bring your family to learn how to make pretzels and other traditional German food, just like Oma makes. 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 to donate toward the Waterloo Region Food Bank for the Thanksgiving holiday season. https://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=3cffa708-0916-4b6a-8965-bd0aabcbd708


Kitchener Zombie Walk
>the WHAT: Dress up like a zombie and go for a walk.

the WHO:Everyone of all agez
-> 16 and younger MUST have parents consent (by written note)
-> 15 and younger MUST be accompanied with a parent or a guardian

> the WHEN: >October 13Th 2018<
> the TIME: NOON
> the WHERE: The Accelerator Centre: 44 Gaukel St
Kitchener, ON N2G 4P3 ,
> the WHY: 'cause it's fun
> The COST: non perishable food item

More information about this event could always be found at -
http://www.KitchenerZoMbieWAlk.com/
OKTOBERFEST CAR SHOW
Inn of Waterloo 9am
The 21st Annual Oktoberfest Car Show will make a return in 2018 with even more amazing cars, great food , live entertainment and much more. The Car Show will be held at the Inn of Waterloo on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM https://oktoberfest.ca/Events/Oktoberfest_Car_Show

Oct 17
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Vietnamese Cooking Class: Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  FEE $25
Vietnamese dishes are widely acknowledged as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world: full of fresh ingredients and limited use of dairy and oil. Join Chef Thompson Tran for a hands-on class creating delicious Vietnamese and Pho meals that will satisfy your taste buds without breaking your New Year's resolutions. FEE $25 register at https://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Oct 19
McDougall Cottage Ghost Walk (Cambridge) 7pm Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer Joleen Taylor, as she takes us on a spooky nighttime adventure of history, hauntings and strange tales of Galt. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and to bring a flashlight. Please note the walking tour may include hills, stairs and uneven terrain. Suitable for ages 14 plus. Call to pre-register. Cost: $10 plus HST. Members 10 per cent discount. Space is limited. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-10-19-1900-Evening-Ghost-Walk

LIGHT THE NIGHT 2018 WALK
6:30pm University of Waterloo - School of Pharmacy
10 Victoria St  
Join us this fall as we take steps to end blood cancer. This Walk is led by the Waterloo Oncology Pharmacy Intrest Group.
Cancer has affected so many in our community, this night gives us an opportunity to come together and show our support.
Please encourage your family, friends, coworkers, or anyone else you know to fundraise and walk with us carrying an illuminated lantern.
A Community Walk is a Walk hosted by volunteers in the community. Individuals attending a Community walk can expect a wonderful time of solidarity and hope, but note this walk is not hosted by the LLSC. Register at
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventLocationHome.aspx?eventid=234277&langpref=en-CA&LocationID=234296&Referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lightthenight.ca%2Fwalk-locations%2Fontario


Oct 20
Children’s Safety Village 10am-Noon you must pre-register to attend! (see info from Sept 25) http://waterlooregioncsv.com/events/halloween-in-the-village
Kids in Kilts Samhain (Halloween) Spooktacular @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
October 20, Drop-in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.
Join us for a phantasmic afternoon filled with crafts, activities, carving demos, toffee tasting and more. Wear your costume and plan for some Samhain (Halloween) fun! https://www.mcdougallcottage.ca/en/exhibits/child-programs.aspx

Dance The Night Away Halloween Party For Kids @ Reach For The Stars Dance Studio
6pm-8:30pm on Oct 20
Wear a costume for this fun night of dancing, games and treats
39 Duward Pl.
Tickets are $10 Cash ONLY and can be bought in advance at the reception desk
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Oct 20 and 21
BOO @ TORONTO ZOO (road trip)
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 and Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2018
Calling all costumed kiddies! For Boo at the Zoo weekends kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE admission *when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. One complimentary child admission per adult admission.


Oct 24
McDougall Cottage Ghost Walk (Cambridge) 7pm Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer Joleen Taylor, as she takes us on a spooky nighttime adventure of history, hauntings and strange tales of Galt. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and to bring a flashlight. Please note the walking tour may include hills, stairs and uneven terrain. Suitable for ages 14 plus. Call to pre-register. Cost: $10 plus HST. Members 10 per cent discount. Space is limited. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-10-24-1900-Evening-Ghost-Walk

Oct 27u

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Moms Day Out!  #GirlsDayOut! PLUS it may be covered by your #HealthBenefits! https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2018/10/moms-day-out-mindfulness-workshop-day.html

Monster Mash Halloween Party!
Kitchener Market 
Saturday, Oct. 27,  2018 from 10 a.m. to noon
Silly skeletons and creepy crawlies abound in our Halloween space filled with fun decorations and treats for kids! KPL will be here doing stories and crafts too!  We will be hosting a super monster mash so come dressed for the occasion as your favorite monster. Goodies, crafts and fun music to dance to will put everyone in the Halloween spirit.
No registration required but please bring a donation for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Halloween Party
Wear your scariest costume and take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the lantern lit historic village. Try your hand at spooky crafts and play a game of tricks and treats! Appropriate for children up to the age of eight years and under, must be accompanied by an adult.  Admission:  $10 per child plus HST, up to two adults free with each child ticket. Children under the age of one receive free admission. Membership discount applies. Capacity limited. Tickets available in advance. MasterCard, Visa and American Express accepted. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914. Event runs rain or shine. https://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2018-10-27-1730-Halloween-Party

Complete K9 Inc., and Paws Evolution Inc.. for our third annual Halloween Dog PAWrade 10am-1pm
Dress up your dog, and even yourselves, and try to win best costume. We will have 3 awesome prizes for the 3 best dressed dogs- voted for by you!
Meet at Paws Evolution Saturday October 27th at 10am, located in the Bauer Marketplace in Uptown Waterloo, and show off your best doggie costumes while we parade through Uptown and Waterloo Park in a 45 minute to 1 hour walk. Join us at the store afterwards for some snacks for yourselves, and of course your pups! We've seen some amazing costumes over the years and yet the costumes still get better every year, so don't be afraid to get creative with those costumes! You don't need a dog to attend!Please attend at your own risk. No retractable leashes or prong collars allowed for safety measures. https://www.facebook.com/events/514648465664261
Chapters Waterloo 11am -Noon Come dressed up on Saturday, October 27 at 11am and join our Halloween parade! Enjoy our colour changing slime station and enter for your chance to win a Goosebumps giveaway https://www.facebook.com/events/716300665399381

5th Annual Howl-o-Ween Parade 1pm-2pm Kitchener City Hall
Put your pups in their spookiest swag, their most terrifying threads, their most wicked wears. We will be giving out prizes to the most creatively attired, so dress to the k9s and we'll you there!
We'll be meeting at Kitchener City Hall again this year, so come join our petrifying pack as we strut our stuff through downtown Kitchener and Victoria Park. We hope all our furry friends will encourage their families and friends to come dressed up and ready for fun!
 All dogs must be social and non-aggressive, no retractable leashes, please. Attend at your own risk. The Dog Haus is not liable for any damages during this event. https://www.facebook.com/events/252645038790031
Create Your Own Spooky Soundtrack (Ages 13-19) Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm Location: Old Post Office Cambridge Create a spooky soundtrack to take your Halloween night to the next level! Free event but you need to register at https://ideaexchange.myshopify.com/collections/programs/products/create-your-own-spooky-soundtrack-october-27-2018-1-00pm-3-00pm

Oct 27 and 28
BOO @ TORONTO ZOO (road trip)
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 and Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2018
Calling all costumed kiddies! For Boo at the Zoo weekends kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE admission *when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. One complimentary child admission per adult admission.

Oct 28
Steckle Farm Trunk or Treat 3pm-5pm you must pre-register to attend! (see info from Oct 2) http://waterlooregioncsv.com/events/halloween-in-the-village

Oct 31
Make sure to visit our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze list too! http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2012/09/pumpkin-patches-and-corn-mazes-in.html

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER
Nov 1
The Westvale Community Association usually runs a Pumpkin Parade on November 1st. Info TBA
Nov 3

Mamapalooza! offers an amazing shopping experience that includes expert advice, professional services, and workshop opportunities, making up a guaranteed fun-filled day out!
Admission is $2/person. Kids 12 and under are free!
Website: Ayrmamapalooza.com 
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/502832846795866/?ti=cl
Happening on Saturday, November 3 at the NDCC in Ayr.

There will be a Kids Zone (sponsored by Masterpiece- A Child's Art Centre) equipped with creative stations, a spot to read and relax, face painting, and visits from Chase (Paw Patrol) and Peppa Pig!

And there are lots of interesting workshops for moms to sign up! Some are free while others have an associated cost: 
https://www.ayrmamapalooza.com/workshops

At this time, we are also in search of moms who want to sell their gently used children's items, as well as local businesses and artisans who wish to be marketplace vendors. More information can be found here: https://www.ayrmamapalooza.com/table-registration

NOV 10
Stuff to do with your kids in Kitchener Waterloo and the #KitchenerMarket Present #Movember Kids KW. A ***FREE*** Family Event from 10am-Noon November 10, 2018 in The Upper Marketplace Kitchen!
Confirmed for the event so far
*Moustache Cookie Baking & Decorating with a Kitchener Market Chef
*Facepainting by Bre Creative
*Activity Sheets from Sportco Source for Sports
*Artshine-Arts4all Craft
*Photo Booth by Gary's Lens Photography

*Landmark Cinemas Waterloo prizes
*Early ON activities
*Meet Mabel from Mabel’s Labels plus more Special Guests to be announced
*MovemberKW themed fun