Thursday, March 19, 2020

Free Online Entertainment for Families while #SocialDistancing



Normally we would be telling you about all the exciting spring activities, but now in March 2020 we are using terms like SOCIAL DISTANCING and SELF ISOLATION to describe the times.  With the outbreak of the CORNAVIRUS aka COVID-19 we are all inside.  We want to keep your spirits up so are some FREE ONLINE activities to keep you busy.  Some you can watch and others you can participate in.  If we missed any family friendly free online activities, please post them in the comments.
Here is our list so far

March 19, 2020
Jeff Sheppard’s Line Dancing Class at 7pm

March 20
Artshine drawing class on YouTube at 10am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

Sonshine and Broccoli at 11:30am on Instagram Live https://www.instagram.com/sonshineandbroccoli/

Arkells music lesson at 1pm https://www.instagram.com/arkellsmusic/

Magic Juggling Comedy Show at 5pm https://www.facebook.com/jpmagic.ca

March 21
Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids at 2pm  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

#DistanclyDancing with Thunderstorm Productions (you may just want to do the audio as some videos may not be age-appropriate) https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 22
If someone is looking for a family church service, this is the link that was sent in by Lindsay Kivell
https://www.facebook.com/mycalvarylife/posts/3082391241805088

Sign up for the SING-ALONG happening on the 23rd
Send an email to communications@kwhab.ca 
info from
 https://www.facebook.com/KWHabilitation/photos/a.377958582245681/3675688955805944/?type=3&theater


Trivia 7pm
(not sure if it is family friendly as we have not done it before)
https://www.facebook.com/293311194395877/photos/a.293825617677768/1008612959532360/?type=3&theater

March 23

Artshine online string art
 Monday at 10am EST

March 25

Dance Class with Debbie Allen (from FAME). Salsa at 4pm
https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Artshine Ice Cream Dream 6pm
(not sure if it is family friendly as we have not done it before)
https://www.facebook.com/293311194395877/photos/a.293825617677768/1008612959532360/?type=3&theater

March 26
#DistantlyDancing Kids Dance Party with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 27
Author Sandra Wilson will be reading her children's story at 11am on her facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/authorsandrawilson

Artshine Comic Book Super Hero 2pm
Debbie Allen (from FAME) tap dance class 2pm  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

#DistanclyDancing with Thunderstorm Productions 8pm-midnight (you may just want to do the audio as some videos may not be age-appropriate) https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 28
Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids Time to be determined  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Storytime with Summer Santa 2pm https://www.facebook.com/jollysanta4hire

#DistanclyDancing with Thunderstorm Productions 8pm-midnight (you may just want to do the audio as some videos may not be age-appropriate) https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

March 29
Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is flowers
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3450621308297745/?type=3&theater

Fred Penner Sunday March 29th 2020 at 2pm CST on Instagram and Facebook pages.
Elton John's #LivingRoomConcert at 9pm on FOX (and maybe MuchMusic) https://www.instagram.com/p/B-UcGLpAp2V/



March 30
Full Body Exercise w/Williamsburg Community Association on Facebook Live
at 9am https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca using small hand weights or soup cans
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

Kids Art Explorers w/Williamsburg Community Association on Facebook Live 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Supplies Needed = paper and crayons (or pencil crayons/markers)
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

March 31
Artshine in French 2pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

April 1
Erick Traplin on facebook live at 10am on the Kitchener Public Library page https://www.facebook.com/kitchenerlibrary/
info from
https://www.facebook.com/erick.traplin.9/posts/10157924149976023

Facebook Live at 10am on the Thordale Fall Fair Page it's Agri-Music with Markus starting at 10am.
Sing-a-long with some of your favourite family friendly songs with Juno nominated children’s recording artist Markus!
Markus is a staple in Canadian Entertainment - featured guest appearances on the Mr. Dress-up Show & Treehouse TV host. Dance, clap and sing along!

Williamsburg Window Walk -theme is JOKES
https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pb.117547391605170.-2207520000../3450621308297745/?type=3&theater

Dance Class with Debbie Allen (from FAME) at 4pm
https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/


Zumba w/Williamsburg Community Association Facebook Live 6:30pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Info from https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

April 2
Soper Creek Wild Rescue Facebook Live at 10am on the Thorndale Fall Fair Page https://www.facebook.com/thorndalefair/

Artshine in French at 11am
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08RXLDLgZYE46JXLS7O7vw

Kids Dance Party 6-8pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

Zumba Gold (slower pace) w/ Williamsburg Community Association. Their FB page will have the zoom login 6pm https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca
Info from
 https://www.facebook.com/williamsburgca/photos/pcb.3446333228726553/3446331632060046/?type=3&theater

Goodnight with Dolly Parton Bedtime Stories at 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2518816801707089/

April 3

Birds of Prey Facebook Live at 10am on the Thorndale Fall Fair Page https://www.facebook.com/thorndalefair/

Stronger Forever FB Live Family Friendly Fitness Class 6pm
https://www.facebook.com/StrongerForeverYou

All Ages Dance Party 8pm-Midnight with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

April 4
Debbie Allen (from FAME) dance class for kids 11am on Instagram Live
  https://www.instagram.com/therealdebbieallen/

Disney themed Show Us Your Ears Kids Dance Party 5-7pm with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

All Ages Dance Party 8pm-Midnight with Thunderstorm Productions
 https://www.twitch.tv/thunderstormproductions

April 6
Blake's Balloon Variety Show Facebook Live at 7pm on the Thorndale Fall Fair Page
 https://www.facebook.com/thorndalefair/

Other resources we have found

Attractions Ontario Virtual Tours and Online Collections
 https://attractionsontario.ca/virtual-tours-online-collections/

Some Good News from John Krasinski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U&t=24s
If he does more this is the channel page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug

Nutrition for Learning Free Pop Up Snacks, dates and locations vary.
Info at https://www.nutritionforlearning.ca/popupsnacks/

Free Watercolour Paint class daily at 6:30pm on Instagram Live
 https://www.instagram.com/stories/candiceleylandart/


Family Friendly workout
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158167027735750/

Lots of fun and free ideas on the Kitchener Public Library Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/kitchenerlibrary/

Daily Activities shared via video. Sign up for the Daily Activity newsletter
 https://www.recessguardians.org/daily-activity-newsletter

Crafting ideas with household items https://www.instagram.com/luso.canadiana

For those with older kids, Joe Kimpson (From Flag Raiders) goes on Facebook Live at 10am with some History News (he also asks ALEXA the weather and makes oatmeal)
 https://www.facebook.com/joe.kimp

mindfulness for kids courses for free ! Www.themindfulmama.ca

kids yoga through Modo Yoga Brantford's Facebook page (public) on Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 11:15 am. Claire is doing a story time at 6pm, also through MYB. If your friends follow the MYB page they'll see an updated schedule every day. Download the MYB app or go to https://modoyoga.com/brantford/

Sonshine and Broccoli on Instagram Live Mon-Fri at 11:30am https://www.instagram.com/sonshineandbroccoli/

I believe the ARKELLS Music lesson happens Daily at 1pm
Arkells music lesson at 1pm https://www.instagram.com/arkellsmusic/



Alan Doyle (from Great Big Sea) live daily at 5pm on his facebook page this week
https://www.facebook.com/alandoylemusic (now over, 2nd last week in March)

Our local YMCA has workouts by age group at https://www.thisisy.ca/body/

Stronger Forever You fitness classes on Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/StrongerForeverYou

List of Apps that may be helpful from
Melissa Dube
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158177226860750/

Colouring Contest (ends March 26) http://eatonrealty.ca/2020/03/22/eaton-realtys-picture-perfect-contest

Science Magic videos - links at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10158156066530750/

Erick Traplin's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Mzj7s1nei02guFvC17w7Q

Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/

Disney Imagineering in a Box
Link to start

I will do my best to update this list as I find more info
Here are some others from our STUFF TO DO WITH KIDS IN KITCHENER WATERLOO Facebook Group contributors
Julie Bundscho  They are in the states and have been running a daily art class for free. Their plan was just the 2 weeks, but have now extended it to 4 weeks! My Kids have been enjoying it!

https://www.facebook.com/McHarperManor/ daily at 1pm



Jess N. Dela Cruz Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:
- BrainPop
- Curiosity Stream
- Tynker
- Outschool
- Udemy
- iReady
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- TheBrainScoop
- SciShow
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/.../learnathome...

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/.../museums-with-virtual...

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/


Kaitlin Marie Carruthers K5LEARNING.COM has free printable worksheet for preschool to grade 6!

Olivera Banda I saw this list of online resources for kids..


Brandi Thompson https://www.thenewstribune.com/.../article241307611.html and Virtual Paint Night listed under March 20

These are from

Lisa Buckle Lynch

16 Card Games for Math https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games
Virtual Harry Potter Escape room https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136211/digital-escape-room-harry-potter
Scolastic online kids courses https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/us/scholastic-coronavirus-students-trnd/index.html
150+ Educational Shows on Netflix https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix
Virtual Museum Tours https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/virtual-museum-tours
10 ball games for kids https://frugalfun4boys.com/indoor-ball-games-kids
60+ Best Math Websites https://www.weareteachers.com/best-math-websites
Netflix Party https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/03/17/coronavirus-netflix-party-lets-friends-do-movie-nights-quarantine/5072347002
60+ Classes from YMCA https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article241307611.html
Journal the experience https://news.virginia.edu/content/write-it-down-historian-suggests-keeping-record-life-during-pandemic
KW Short Story Contest https://www.jenniferfarquhar.com/short-story-contest

Michele McBride Roach

Boredom Buster list

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

Lea Vasiljevic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/ (also see Disney Imagineering in a box above)
Math Game https://www.prodigygame.com/
Math http://www.cockeyed.com/personal/homework/homework_problems.htm
Crafts https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts

This post was also featured on CTV Kitchener on the News at Noon and a different clip at 6pm

Noon News info at the 4 minute, 26 second mark


 and another a clip at the 6pm news at the 7 minute mark (this one doesn't show properly but can be found at https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?&binId=1.1147281 )



Thanks to everyone that is contributing to this post.  Be sure to join our STUFF TO DO FACEBOOK GROUP too!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

I Still Believe Tests the Boundaries of Love, Faith, Hope, Forgiveness and Family – Enter to Win Run of Engagement Passes

Disclaimer: Yes this is a sponsored post, but that just means there is a chance for to try to win Run of Engagements passes to see this film! Enter the contest at the end of this post.





Last month I told you how excited I was to be able to review I Still Believe, a film that caught my attention with this trailer last summer 


and how this film was making its way to Canada with Canadian Singer Shania Twain in the cast.  


After screening the film last weekend, I am thrilled to say that these trailers did not disappoint.
This film is based on the true story of Jeremy Camp. It is a story that is emotional and endearing.
In fact, Seventeen Magazine put this boundary breaking film first on their list of the most romantic movies of 2020!



There are so many takeaways from this film. 

It begins with a family preparing as their son is leaving for college and how it affects all the family members, especially the youngest son, who is troubled by his brother leaving home.  You immediately learn about the connection that Jeremy has to his family and how important he is to his siblings.

As the story progresses you learn of the role music plays in Jeremy’s life and how attending one concert changed his trajectory.

What you may not expect from this film is how turmoil was created between Jeremy and the new faces in his life.  This includes a love triangle, a secret romance, betrayal of a friendship, a severe diagnosis, some parental disapproval, the power of forgiveness and how one’s faith can be tested. 

Through these challenges Jeremy experiences love, heartbreak, strength and hope.  He channels these experiences through song writing and the notes he sings as an artist.
Below you can hear KJ Apa, who plays the role of Jeremy Camp, and how he found his voice.


Can one love change your life?




You will have to see for yourself this Friday March 13th when I Still Believe hits theatres.
Check your local listings for theatres and showtimes
To learn more about the film, be sure to visit these links

Enter for a Chance to Win
To mark the release of I Still Believe we are giving away TWO pairs of Run of Engagement Passes to see the film.  Be sure to comment why you would like to see it and fill out the rafflecopter entries below.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Spring Forward with International Cooking Classes at Kitchener Market – Enter to Win

Disclaimer, yes we received free admission to this event, that just means we are able to giveaway a chance to attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post.





Now is the time to spring forward and switch things up a bit.  Trying something new is a great way to start off this spring.  This week the Kitchener Market is hosting a lesson in THAI COOKING as part of their International Cooking Classes.  It is taking place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 6:30pm at the Upper Marketplace Kitchen inside the Kitchener Market.
Event Details:
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 to learn about all of the different components of Thai cuisine, and leave with recipes for some of your favorite meals from Thailand. This is a demonstration and not hands on, but you may be invited to come up with the chef if interested.
To register for this class visit
The cost to register is $52 per person and spots are filling fast!

Enter to win a Parents’ Night Out

The International Cooking Classes at Kitchener Market make for great Parents’ Night Out events.  It combines the fun of going out for dinner along with a shared learning experience.  To celebrate springing forward we are giving away a pair of passes to this week’s Thai Cooking Class! Think of it as adding some spice to your spring!

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to tell us with what type of cooking class you would like to see at the Kitchener Market in 2020.  (it works best if you are logged into your google account when commenting). It may just win you a pair of tickets to attend this week’s Kitchener Market Cooking Class.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

March Break, St. Patrick's Day, KW Titans Promo Codes and More March 2020 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.
WE ALSO SUGGEST GOING THROUGH THE FULL LIST BECAUSE SOME EVENTS MAY REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION.


First is a list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast



Make sure you are following us!




Ongoing Events

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



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
The Creekside Playground is open on Sundays and is available to the general public Monday through Thursday 9:30am-11:30am at various seasons throughout the year.  You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of the playground.
Admission is free!  Aside from regular play, special events/classes are offered throughout the week.  This is a great place for your children to play and for you to meet new friends.
Choose from 2 locations. Begins Mid September see link for info
660 Conservation Drive, Waterloo.
1356 Weber St East, Kitchener.


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 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 to 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

register a free coding lesson from Algorithmics Waterloo:
http://Waterloo.alg.academy

Mondays
Parent and Tot Art for Babies 18 mo and younger 1-2pm at Downtown Community Centre FREE EVENT


Tots at Play (Mondays and Fridays)
Unleash the kids with toys galore! Unrestricted floor space allows for tons of creative play and action games.
For newborn - 6Y. Caregivers must supervise children at all times.
  Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Manulife Financial Soccer & Sports Centre in Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge Street, Waterloo


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! (DATES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE SEASON. CHECK THE LINK TO BE SURE)


Parent and tot drop in at the Carmel New Church and School gym will be running Tuesday mornings. There will be ride-on toys, balls, slides and lots of space to run around.
Our gym opens into our nursery room where babies and little ones can play with toys or do a craft.

Tuesdays from 10-11:45 @ 40 Chapel Hill Dr. Kitchener
Ages 0-5
Free to attend
Join us and bring a friend!
We request that parents bring their own children to in order to maintain a balanced program https://www.facebook.com/events/2969967333020159


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.


Nature Play @ Kingsdale Park 3pm-6pm

Frontier College has a Reading Circle program every Tuesday evenings at Chandler Mowat! It starts this Tuesday, January 28 and runs from 6:30pm-7:30pm until Mar. 30
Wednesdays
Nature Play @ Gzowski Park 3pm-6pm


Thursdays
A FREE art program every Thursday!
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.

TOT SPOT @ Downtown Kitchener Community Centre 12:30-2:3pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=816047210816&set=p.816047210816&type=3&theater

Ukelele Jam Thursday Nights ages 16+ see registration info at http://www.musicatgreengables.com/ukulele
Free Community Music Jam Session (ages 16+)


Fridays


Tots at Play (Mondays and Fridays)
Unleash the kids with toys galore! Unrestricted floor space allows for tons of creative play and action games.
For newborn - 6Y. Caregivers must supervise children at all times.
  Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Centre in Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge Street, Waterloo


Saturdays
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


Nailed It Nite will be hosting children’s DIYs every Saturday morning at the Bridgeport Community Center starting in September. Costs start at $10-$20/child www.facebook.com/naileditnite

Sundays
Open Nerf play Sunday, 10:30-12:30. Drop in, drop by, drop over. Just $15.00 at Flag Raiders indoor https://www.facebook.com/FlagRaiders/photos/a.333905425940/10157763645595941/?type=3&theater

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MARCH E-BLAST

CURRENT CONTEST

March 1
Kitchener Comic Con 11am-6pm @ Kitchener City Hall (I am not sure if there is a cost)

March 5
KCI parent Council invites parents of current and future KCI students to a parent workshop for Bystander Intervention Training. Active Bystander Training provides participants the opportunity to see themselves as potential Active Bystanders who can intervene when they are witness to abusive, isolating or stigmatizing behaviour. This training teaches them about pro-social behaviour, making them more aware of why they may be hesitant to intervene and encourages them to consider taking action in the future. The program focuses on behaviours relating to interpersonal violence (such as abuse, bullying/hazing, physical violence, dating/relationship violence, and sexual violence) and signs of loneliness or emotional distress.

March 6
MOM’S NIGHT OUT @ KITCHENER MARKET

Celebrate International Women’s Day with your girlfriends at the Kitchener Market! Join Chef Rob and learn how to assemble a beautiful charcuterie board complete with all the trimmings.   Enjoy a glass of wine, sample some new trends in appetizers and celebrate all the beautiful women in your life! Charcuterie boards will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment provided by Juneyt.

March 7
Kids in the Kitchen @ Kitchener Market 10am-11:30am HOME BAKING FREE EVENT – Register at https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2020-03-07-1000-Kids-in-the-Kitchen

Kitchener Model Train Show 10am-3pm
KITCHENER MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE takes place on Sunday, March 8th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bingemans (Marshall Hall), 425 Bingemans Centre Drive. The Kitchener Model Train Show features over 160 vendor tables, with vendors selling Model Trains of all scales including Train Sets, Locomotives, Transformers, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures, Books, Photographs, DVD's, and Railroad Memorabilia. Several new vendors will be attending this show. The show also features at least three Model Train Layouts in operation throughout the day. Admission is $5.00 per person; Children under age 12 will be admitted for Free when accompanied by an adult. THIS IS A GREAT EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO ATTEND. https://www.facebook.com/events/615577662343481/

KW Titans at the Aud @ 7pm https://www.kwtitans.com/

March 7-17
Irish Real Life Festival
Various events and locations https://www.irishreallifekw.com/

March 8
Learn to play sledge hockey (waiting to hear back if there is a cost) Noon-4pm at the Kitchener City Hall Outdoor Rink https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2994744957244434&set=pcb.10158066678650750&type=3&theater&ifg=1

KW Titans promo code for each City for $15 Adult and $10 Child Tickets
Kitchener promo code = KITGAME
Waterloo promo code = WATGAME
Cambridge promo code = CAMGAME
Waterloo Region = WRGAME
 at the Aud @ 2pm https://www.kwtitans.com/

March 12
KW Titans promo code for Kidsability
$17.50 Adult and $10 Child Tickets
promo code for Kidsability promo code = AllTitans2020
KW Titans at the Aud @ 7pm https://www.kwtitans.com/

March 12-13
All Things Pregnancy and Baby Expo 2020
@ Former Holiday Inn on Fairway Rd (Now Doubletree)
Thursday, March 12th from 5:00pm-9:00pm and Friday, March 13th from 10:00am-5:00pm
- Cost: FREE

March 14
Kids in the Kitchen @ Kitchener Market 10am-11:30am ST. PATRICK’S DAY FREE EVENT – Register at https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2020-03-07-1000-Kids-in-the-Kitchen

March 14-22
Butterfly Conservatory on Kossuth is having their Bug Feast during March Break. Regular admission


CANSTURCTION @ CONESTOGA MALL
Have questions about 2020 Canstruction® Waterloo Region? Please contact us at 519-743-5576

March 16-20
Newcomer Youth Theatre Project
10am-3pm during March Break
All High School students who are new to Canada.


March 17
KW Titans at the Aud @ 7pm https://www.kwtitans.com/

March 18
KW Titans at the Aud @ 7pm https://www.kwtitans.com/

March 18
Carnival Day on Wednesday March 18, 2020 @ Cambridge Ice Centre  FREE public skating from 10:40am-noon and 2:10pm-3:30pm as well as balloon art by The Twisted Ones, face painting by Expressions by DSK and popcorn from Kiddies Fun Trak.

*Maximum Capacity of 200 skater, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

*Regular public skating rules and rates apply
https://www.facebook.com/events/165981168056362/

March 20
Fairytale Unicorn Princess Party
Join the March Break party with our very own
 Unicorn Princess
​Rainbow Sparkles

Unicorn Games, craft, story-time, glitter tattoos , dancing, photo time and more!
Friday,March 20, 2020
2-3:30pm
$20 per child
includes 1 free accompanying adult
22 Kevco Pl, Kitchener, Ontario

*children must be accompanied by an adult
Limited seats available.

March 21 and 22
KW Women’s Show
Be sure to visit some of our favourite Kitchener Market Chef’s there too!
Ticket info

March 22
Frozen Party @ Boston Pizza Guelph 11am-1pm Ticket cost is $20 but it doesn’t give a ticket link (I suggest you call them) https://www.facebook.com/BPGuelph/photos/gm.499748587644831/10162990221955573/?type=3&theater

KW Titans RENOS FOR HEROES promo code R4H2020 for $17.50 adult and $10 youth bowl tickets at the Aud @ 2pm https://www.kwtitans.com/

March 24
FREE TRIAL CLASS AT GRAND RIVER KARATE!
All you need is a T-shirt and track pants or shorts. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class so we can show you the facilities and answer any questions. Class starts at 7:30pm
St. Louis Auditorium - 53 Allen Street East, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Waterloo, ON
 For more information, please email: fortun@rogers.com

March 28
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Guelph
9am-11am Trinity United Church at 400 Stevenson St. N. Guelph
Prices: Adults $10 / Kids 6-12 $5 / Kids 5 & under FREE!!.

Menu: Pancakes, Ham, Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Juice, Coffee and Tea.

Call for info (519) 821.2747

Kitchener-Waterloo Model United Nations V
Kitchener-Waterloo Model-United Nations (KWMUN) is Waterloo Region's premiere Model-UN organization
About this Event
Secondary students from across the region and Southwestern Ontario come to Kitchener City Hall to attend the one day conference, focusing on global economic, political and social issues. It is our goal for both beginner and advanced delegates to experience diplomacy and to inspire debate through rich discussions and accurate simulations.

March 28-29 National Snow Cross @ Chicopee One Day Pass $25, or both days for $40 info at http://snowcross.com/events/rockstar-national/

LOOKING AHEAD
GO TO THE GAME - HELP FEED THE KIDS! Get your tickets for the April 2nd KW Titans basketball game - it’s “Food4Kids Waterloo Region Night! Advance ticket sales for $20 each available via ME or Food4Kids Office and $7 from EVERY TICKET SOLD helps feed local kids! 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c44a9aa2fa2ff2-food4kids7