Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in the Kitchener Waterloo Area

PUMPKIN PATCHES NEAR Kitchener Waterloo






•HERRLES MARKET http://herrles.com/ Free + cost of pumpkin

•SHANTZ FAMILY FARM (previously Shantzholm Pumpkins) http://shantzfarm.ca/ Free + cost of pumpkin

•SNYDERS FAMILY FARM http://www.snydersfamilyfarm.com/pumpkin-patch (formely known as Kim-Glo) see website for pricing

•NAUMANS FARM - prices depend on activities http://www.naumanfarm.com/nauman-farm-corn-maze.htm

•STROMS FARM -Admission required see website http://www.strom.ca

•SMELSKI GIANT PUMPKINS not much info online except here http://www.harvestontario.com/detail.php?id=3886

•TWILIGHT ZOO prices depend on activities http://twilightzoo.ca

•JIMS GIANT PUMPKINS http://jwranch.com/ (not much info)

•STECKLE FARM FAMILY FUN DAY https://www.facebook.com/Steckle

Although Pumpkinfest is a couple hours away, I have heard a lot of great things about this event that happens at the beginning of October http://www.pumpkinfest.org/

Know another great pumpkin patch or corn maze in the Kitchener Waterloo area? Leave it in the comments and know that you're helping a lot of families enjoy a day at the farm!

Need info about wheelchair accessible Pumpkin Patches? Check out Adventures In Accessibility



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival, Rogers Open House, KW POMBA Sale, Try A Sport Day, Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Patches and more Things To Do in Kitchener Waterloo

Sept 29
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Breakfast Parfaits 11am-noon


Free Rogers TV Open House Saturday, September 29 12-4PM It’s lights, cameras and FREE family fun! We’re opening our doors to the community to come tour Waterloo Region’s community TV Station! On Saturday, September 29 from 12 – 4 PM drop by Rogers TV at 85 Grand Crest Place, Kitchener (off of Wilson Ave & Wabanaki). See inside your community TV station, and find out what’s NEW this fall on Rogers TV! Check out our new fall line up! Meet our hosts including Swap Shop’s Giovanni Petitti, daytime’s Mark & Susan & Talk Local’s Hayley Zimak and take the Rogers TV screen test! Tour our TV studio & editing suites – try your hand at working a studio camera. Visit our Community Moments Cam for a chance to be featured on Rogers TV. Autograph session with the Kitchener Rangers from 2-4 PM. Free Kids Activities – face painting, balloons & more! Free cake & punch for the first 200 visitors Win amazing prizes including a Family-Four Pack of Kitchener RangersTickets PLUS!!! Find out how you can get involved in community! The Rogers TV team will be onsite to share with you how you can propose your very own idea for a TV show, and how you become part of our volunteer team and play a hands-on role in producing compelling TV for Waterloo Region. http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=16&rid=54&tid=34621

DISCONNECT event at Communitech
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/467859236582121/ FREE

Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival info can be found here http://mad.ly/7c5813

Culture Days
Join Culture Days at Joseph Schneider Haus on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. War of 1812 re-enactors will be bringing this story to life, shooting muskets in authentic uniform. Marlene will be on site interpreting her work, joined by local guilds demonstrating their traditional crafts and giving you a chance to try your hand!

www.1812broadside.com
Culture Days Event Page -
http://www.culturedays.com/en/2012-activities/view/4f99a9f7-4c28-4182-9973-4f634c4a89be

Kitchener Waterloo Rowing Club Open House

Saturday, September 29, 2012
10am – 3pm
Location: K-W Rowing Club
3565 King Street, East
Kitchener, ON
Summary: Come on out and tour the facilities and learn about rowing. Visitors aged 11 and older are welcome to join current members in one of our shells. Light refreshments are available. Visit www.kwrowing.ca  for programs available. 519-893-2546.

Try a Sport Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012
10am – 3pm
Location: RIM Park Waterloo & Lions Park Kitchener
Summary: The day is FREE to members of the community; though we will be accepting donatons on site to help support the Canadian Tire Jump Start program. This program provides children in our own community, who would otherwise be unable, the opportunity to participate in sports.
Phone number: 519-653-1920 x206
http://www.kincanada.ca/kinsmen-pages/en/content/223/Try-a-Sport-Day-2012

KW POMBA sale
9am-Noon
Kitchener Auditorium admission is $1
http://www.multiplebirthscanada.org/~kwpomba/clothing.htm

Oct 3rd
Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park https://www.facebook.com/events/428981147147843/
Read more about the Van For Dan here http://www.vanfordan.com/

Sept 29 & 30th
Pumpkinfest Port Elgin http://www.pumpkinfest.org/ Admission $8 adult, $5 child or $20 family http://www.pumpkinfest.org/page.php?page=admissions


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Here are some family friendly Oktoberfest Events

Date: Oct. 3, 2012 Cambridge Council's Oktoberfest Luncheon Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Cambridge City Hall 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge Free Event

Oct 4 Opening Ceremonies: Waterloo Mayor's Oktoberfest Luncheon Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Waterloo Public Square King Street & Willis Way, Uptown Waterloo FREE EVENT

Date: Oct. 5, 2012 Opening Ceremonies: Kitchener - Waterloo Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 am Kitchener Civic Square, Kitchener FREE EVENT

Date: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 13, 2012 Kitchener Willkommen Platz Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Benton Street & Frederick Street (Opposite Market Square) Daily The heart of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest! It's a 'Bavarian Villiage" in downtown Kitchener with FREE live entertainment on the Children's Stage. Check out the displays and activities, excellent food and beverages, information, souvenirs and a Bier Garten. Fun for the whole family. The Platz is open daily through the festival.

31st Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast Date: Oct. 6, 2012 Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am Waterloo Public Square 75 King Street S. Waterloo, ON Free, bring items for the Food Bank


OktoberFEAST, a celebration of food and food trucks.
When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Waterloo Public Square
OktoberFEAST is scheduled to take place during the first weekend of Oktoberfest, Kitchener-Waterloo’s popular Bavarian festival. The event, which is sponsored by the City of Waterloo will showcase several food truck vendors, including:
· Hula Girl Espresso Truck, serving coffee/tea and baked goods
· Blue Donkey Streatery, serving gyros, feta fries and ouzo mayo calamari
· Southern Ontario Smoked BBQ, serving pulled pork and ribs
· Papa’s Gourmet, serving smoked meat, chicken or beef shawarma
· Manual Labour Coffee, serving cookies and espressos
· Sweetness Inc., serving cupcakes and sweet pops
· Busters Sea Cove, serving fish tacos, shrimp tacos and lobster rolls
· Dave’s Food Truck, serving hamburgers and cut fries
· Dirty South, serving pulled pork, smoked chicken and hickory smoked pork
Visitors will also enjoy musical entertainment and Pandora’s Sox will perform puppet shows on Saturday at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
OktoberFEAST will run rain or shine and admission is free for the entire family to enjoy, with the exception of food purchases.
www.waterloo.ca/publicsquare


Oktoberfest Kitchener Market Style Saturday October 6th and 13th at 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. Family days, music, food, crafts and more German Cooking Class Wednesday, October 10th 6:30 - 8:30p.m Kitchener Market Marketfest : Art and Food market Wednesday, October 10th 11 am till 7 p.m Kitchener Market Oktoberfest

Thanksgiving Day Parade Date: Oct. 8, 2012 Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Parade Map http://oktoberfest.ca/parade_map_popup.html

Oktoberfest Car Show Date: Oct. 13, 2012 Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Willkommen Platz, Downtown Kitchener King St. between Queen & Scott Streets

Concert at New Song Church Oct 29 http://manafest-fighter.eventbrite.ca/

FUN STUFF Do you know of any family friendly Pumpkin Patches,Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and/or Halloween Events (free or low cost only)? Post them on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/2369595749/
 
PUMPKIN PATCHES NEAR Kitchener Waterloo






Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oktoberfest, Halloween, #GimmeYourBest Kitchener Market and more #Stuff2DO

Our little blog is not so little any more!

 We've had over 10,000 page views! So glad to hear our site has helped so many!

Sept 23 Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Poppers Toppers 1pm-2pm FREE

Kitchener on Sunday September 23rd, 2012 from 12 to 4pm.
www.stecklehomestead.ca

www.facebook.com/steckle
First Annual Farm to Fork Family Picnic is being held at Steckle Heritage Farm
12:00pm Gates Open

1:00pm Square Dancing in the Barn
2:45pm Picnic Games
4:00pm End of Event
cost is $20 per family
http://www.stecklehomestead.ca/upcoming-events/?ee=9

JOIN US Sept 26th at Kitchener Market's Cooking Class 6:30pm (Adults) Cost is $39 but includes the meal as well Call 519-741-2297 & ask for Michele McBride Roach http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70218

 Sept 27 Gimme Your Best - Business - Connecting - Community This is a 19+ event. The event is FREE but you must RSVP (limited spots). Charley Johnson of the PAY IT FORWARD EXPERIENCE will be speaking as well as BOBBY UMAR of Raeallan and KARYN CLIMANS. You may know Karen from her appearances on Dragon's Den. Make sure you RSVP before all the spots are gone. http://guestlistapp.com/events/120162
Sept 29 Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Breakfast Parfaits 11am-noon

Free Rogers TV Open House Saturday, September 29 12-4PM It’s lights, cameras and FREE family fun! We’re opening our doors to the community to come tour Waterloo Region’s community TV Station! On Saturday, September 29 from 12 – 4 PM drop by Rogers TV at 85 Grand Crest Place, Kitchener (off of Wilson Ave & Wabanaki). See inside your community TV station, and find out what’s NEW this fall on Rogers TV! Check out our new fall line up! Meet our hosts including Swap Shop’s Giovanni Petitti, daytime’s Mark & Susan & Talk Local’s Hayley Zimak and take the Rogers TV screen test! Tour our TV studio & editing suites – try your hand at working a studio camera. Visit our Community Moments Cam for a chance to be featured on Rogers TV. Autograph session with the Kitchener Rangers from 2-4 PM. Free Kids Activities – face painting, balloons & more! Free cake & punch for the first 200 visitors Win amazing prizes including a Family-Four Pack of Kitchener RangersTickets PLUS!!! Find out how you can get involved in community! The Rogers TV team will be onsite to share with you how you can propose your very own idea for a TV show, and how you become part of our volunteer team and play a hands-on role in producing compelling TV for Waterloo Region. http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=16&rid=54&tid=34621

DISCONNECT event at Communitech
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/467859236582121/ FREE

 Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park https://www.facebook.com/events/428981147147843/
 Read more about the Van For Dan here http://www.vanfordan.com/
 ___________________
 Here are some family friendly Oktoberfest Events
 Date: Oct. 3, 2012 Cambridge Council's Oktoberfest Luncheon Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Cambridge City Hall 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge Free Event
Oct 4 Opening Ceremonies: Waterloo Mayor's Oktoberfest Luncheon Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Waterloo Public Square King Street & Willis Way, Uptown Waterloo FREE EVENT
Date: Oct. 5, 2012 Opening Ceremonies: Kitchener - Waterloo Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 am Kitchener Civic Square, Kitchener FREE EVENT
Date: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 13, 2012 Kitchener Willkommen Platz Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Benton Street & Frederick Street (Opposite Market Square) Daily The heart of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest! It's a 'Bavarian Villiage" in downtown Kitchener with FREE live entertainment on the Children's Stage. Check out the displays and activities, excellent food and beverages, information, souvenirs and a Bier Garten. Fun for the whole family. The Platz is open daily through the festival.
31st Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast Date: Oct. 6, 2012 Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am Waterloo Public Square 75 King Street S. Waterloo, ON Free, bring items for the Food Bank

OktoberFEAST, a celebration of food and food trucks.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Waterloo Public Square
OktoberFEAST is scheduled to take place during the first weekend of Oktoberfest, Kitchener-Waterloo’s popular Bavarian festival. The event, which is sponsored by the City of Waterloo will showcase several food truck vendors, including:
· Hula Girl Espresso Truck, serving coffee/tea and baked goods
· Blue Donkey Streatery, serving gyros, feta fries and ouzo mayo calamari
· Southern Ontario Smoked BBQ, serving pulled pork and ribs
· Papa’s Gourmet, serving smoked meat, chicken or beef shawarma
· Manual Labour Coffee, serving cookies and espressos
· Sweetness Inc., serving cupcakes and sweet pops
· Busters Sea Cove, serving fish tacos, shrimp tacos and lobster rolls
· Dave’s Food Truck, serving hamburgers and cut fries
· Dirty South, serving pulled pork, smoked chicken and hickory smoked pork
Visitors will also enjoy musical entertainment and Pandora’s Sox will perform puppet shows on Saturday at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
OktoberFEAST will run rain or shine and admission is free for the entire family to enjoy, with the exception of food purchases.
www.waterloo.ca/publicsquare

Oktoberfest Kitchener Market Style Saturday October 6th and 13th at 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. Family days, music, food, crafts and more German Cooking Class Wednesday, October 10th 6:30 - 8:30p.m Kitchener Market Marketfest : Art and Food market Wednesday, October 10th 11 am till 7 p.m Kitchener Market Oktoberfest
Thanksgiving Day Parade Date: Oct. 8, 2012 Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Parade Map http://oktoberfest.ca/parade_map_popup.html
 Oktoberfest Car Show Date: Oct. 13, 2012 Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Willkommen Platz, Downtown Kitchener King St. between Queen & Scott Streets

Concert at New Song Church Oct 29 http://manafest-fighter.eventbrite.ca/

 FUN STUFF Do you know of any family friendly Pumpkin Patches,Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and/or Halloween Events (free or low cost only)? Post them on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/2369595749/
 you might see them in our next blast just like this one http://twilightzoo.ca/TwilightZoo/Home.html

Looking for some INDOOR FUN
For just $5 per person you can get Day Pass from the Kitchener Delta hotel, includes swimming, bowling & more! Just tell them you got the info from STUFF TO DO KW
Source: slideshare.net via Lisa on Pinterest


We had a great time at our first @Those2Girls Show You How To Save! Event.
There is lots of info plus links to our speakers & coupon providers over at https://www.facebook.com/Those2Girls6DegreesOfUs

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Terry Fox Run, Chef Michael Smith, Rogers TV Open House, Fall Fairs and more KW #Stuff2DO

Sept 15


Sobey's Ira Needles Kids wrap making
1pm-2pm cost is $2, adults required to stay with children under 6

Doors Open Waterloo Region
10am-5pm, various locations http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/discoveringtheregion/doorsopenwaterloo.asp?_mid_=17305

New Hamburg Fall Fair (Sat & Sun)
http://www.newhamburgfallfair.ca/


Sept 16
Terry Fox Run - Waterloo
WHERE
• Bechtel Park @ 185 Bridge Street,Waterloo
WHEN
• Sunday, September 16, 2012
TIME
• Registration from 8 am – 9am. Run from 9-1
Participants are not charged an entry fee nor are there minimum pledge amounts. Participants are just asked to contribute what they can.
There will be activities and entertainment for the entire family - including members of KW Glee singing Oh Canada, 91.5 The Beat and the Beat Breakfast morning show host Carlos Benevides will be MC'ing and Erick Traplin will be performing.
Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterloo-Terry-Fox-Run/221487134561880
and Twitter https://twitter.com/KWTFR
for historical photos and memories and tips to learn how to run.

Open Streets Uptown
1pm-4pm various list of times/events http://openstreetsutw.ca/

Sept 18 (start date)
International Plowing Match Schedule of Events
Can be found on my post for The Sign Depot http://sign-depot.on.ca/finds-from-the-farm-the-international-plowing-match-2012/

Stir it up after school cooking club @ Kitchener Market
An incredible hands-on experience for your child to engage in cooking, food safety and healthy eating. Along with registered dietitian Stephanie, your child will learn healthy and satisfying breakfast ideas, after school snacks and dinner meals. Call 519-741-2287 today to book!
◦Sep 18, 2012 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Sept 19
Auditions for KW Youth Theatre
When Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where Kaufman Arts Studio
132 Queen St. S., Kitchener
Summary AUDITIONS - Fall 2012 Season
Twelfth Night (advanced)
Orpheus and Eurydice (advanced)
Bigger-Harder-Stronger-Faster-Higher-Louder (advanced)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (intermediate)
The Enchanted Riddle (intermediate)
Requirements
Please prepare a monologue (of your choice), no more than two minutes in length. Photo/Resume optional.
Casting Info
Advanced: ages 16-22. Some roles available for ages 15 and under, 23-25.
Intermediate: ages 14 and under.
To book audition, or more info, please visit our website:
www.kwyouththeatre.com


ACCESS 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012 (& sept 22)
10am – 9pm
Location: Kitchener Auditorium, Kiwanis Arena
400 East Ave
Kitchener, On
Summary: Hosted by the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region, ACCESS 2012 is a two-day showcase of accessible products and services for people with disabilities, their families, and field professionals! Admission is free, and Friday evening features a performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Hines!
Phone number: 519-571-6788
Website: www.access2012.org

Sept 21
PA Day at the Kitchener Market
PA Day: Amazing Avengers
Every kid can be a superhero! Costumes are welcome. Ages 5 - 12.
Call 519-743-0271 ext. 258 to register. FREE
Fri. Sept. 21 at 10 am,


Drumbo Fair
Friday, September 21 8pm – Sunday, September 23, 2012 7pm
Location: 42 Centre Street
Drumbo, ON
Summary: Join the fun at 42 Centre Street at the Drumbo Fairgrounds.
Events begin Friday at 8 p.m. with the Fair Opening, Pie Auction and a Musical Showcase. Saturday runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Children’s Village, the Baby Show, MegaMutts, Erick Traplin, Kenny Rogers (Grant Rayner) Tribute Show, Antique & Classic Car Show and a Beef BBQ. On Sunday come early for Breakfast, enjoy the Horse and Pet Shows, “Heart to Heart” Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Tribute Show, the Ben Show, Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search, & much more.
Great entertainment for the whole family!
Admission: Ages 2 and up per day: $6.00 (includes all attractions), 3-day Passport: $12.00, Gr. 8 & under - free Friday night only
More Info – contact Nellie at 519-458-4081 or email manager@drumbofair.com
 Website: www.drumbofair.com


Sept 22

Meet Chef Michael Smith at the Marketplace in the Kitchener Marketplace!
Canadas best-known chef is the winner of James Beard Award Cooking show for excellence!
Chef Michael Smith, will be cooking up some wonderful seafood sponsered by Caudles Catch our lower market vendor, along with some chefs from the downtown this will be a fabulous morning at the market.
Time of demo is 10:00 am
Free event, first come first seated in the marketplace room.
Chef Michael will be doing a book signing at the end of the presentation
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70218#msmith

Heart and Hand Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2012
10am – 5pm
Location: Joseph Schneider Haus
466 Queen St S
Kitchener, Summary: Join us for this lively festival of traditional arts at Joseph Schneider Haus. Admission is free. The Festival will feature a wonderful range of more than 25 talented artists. There'll be woodcarvers, metalsmiths, a basket-maker, an antique spinning wheel restorer, a tool-maker and much more! Try a craft yourself or pickup a handmade treasure for a friend.
Take part in a dynamic drum circle led by Nii Addico at 10:30am or 3pm. Listen to stories for the whole family with the Baden Storytellers. Don't miss our children's activity table, organ grinder and Town Crier!
Website: www.heartandhandfestival.blogspot.ca


Sept 22 Free Family Party & Cambridge Food Drive -Stuff a Cruiser Noon-4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/297535526999626/#!/events/407015019358935/


Sept 23
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Poppers Toppers
1pm-2pm FREE

JOIN US Sept 26th at Kitchener Market's Cooking Class 6:30pm (Adults)
Cost is $39 but includes the meal as well
Call 519-741-2297 & ask for Michele McBride Roach

http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70218


Sept 27
Gimme Your Best - Business - Connecting - Community
This is a 19+ event. The event is FREE but you must RSVP (limited spots). Charley Johnson of the PAY IT FORWARD EXPERIENCE will be speaking as well as BOBBY UMAR of Raeallan and KARYN CLIMANS. You may know Karen from her appearances on Dragon's Den.

Make sure you RSVP before all the spots are gone. http://guestlistapp.com/events/120162 (over half of the spots are taken)



Sept 29
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Breakfast Parfaits
11am-noon Free

Rogers TV Open House
Saturday, September 29 12-4PM

It’s lights, cameras and FREE family fun!

We’re opening our doors to the community to come tour Waterloo Region’s community TV Station! On Saturday, September 29 from 12 – 4 PM drop by Rogers TV at 85 Grand Crest Place, Kitchener (off of Wilson Ave & Wabanaki). See inside your community TV station, and find out what’s NEW this fall on Rogers TV!

Check out our new fall line up!
Meet our hosts including Swap Shop’s Giovanni Petitti, daytime’s Mark & Susan & Talk Local’s Hayley Zimak and take the Rogers TV screen test!
Tour our TV studio & editing suites – try your hand at working a studio camera.
Visit our Community Moments Cam for a chance to be featured on Rogers TV.
Autograph session with the Kitchener Rangers from 2-4 PM.
Free Kids Activities – face painting, balloons & more!
Free cake & punch for the first 200 visitors
Win amazing prizes including a Family-Four Pack of Kitchener RangersTickets

PLUS!!! Find out how you can get involved in community! The Rogers TV team will be onsite to share with you how you can propose your very own idea for a TV show, and how you become part of our volunteer team and play a hands-on role in producing compelling TV for Waterloo Region.
http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=16&rid=54&tid=34621


Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park https://www.facebook.com/events/428981147147843/
Read more about the Van For Dan here http://www.vanfordan.com/

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Here are some family friendly Oktoberfest Events

Date: Oct. 3, 2012

Cambridge Council's Oktoberfest Luncheon

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cambridge City Hall 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge
Free Event

Oct 4  Opening Ceremonies: Waterloo Mayor's Oktoberfest Luncheon

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waterloo Public Square King Street & Willis Way, Uptown Waterloo
FREE EVENT



Date: Oct. 5, 2012

Opening Ceremonies: Kitchener - Waterloo

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Kitchener Civic Square, Kitchener
FREE EVENT

 Date: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 13, 2012 Kitchener Willkommen Platz

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Benton Street & Frederick Street (Opposite Market Square) Daily
The heart of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest! It's a 'Bavarian Villiage" in downtown Kitchener with FREE live entertainment on the Children's Stage. Check out the displays and activities, excellent food and beverages, information, souvenirs and a Bier Garten. Fun for the whole family. The Platz is open daily through the festival.

31st Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast

Date: Oct. 6, 2012
Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Waterloo Public Square 75 King Street S. Waterloo, ON
Free, bring items for the Food Bank

Oktoberfest Kitchener Market Style

Saturday October 6th and 13th at 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m.

Family days, music, food, crafts and more
German Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 10th
6:30 - 8:30p.m Kitchener Market

Marketfest : Art and Food market
Wednesday, October 10th
11 am till 7 p.m Kitchener Market

Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date: Oct. 8, 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Parade Map http://oktoberfest.ca/parade_map_popup.html

Oktoberfest Car Show

Date: Oct. 13, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willkommen Platz, Downtown Kitchener King St. between Queen & Scott Streets

Concert at New Song Church
Oct 29
http://manafest-fighter.eventbrite.ca/

FUN STUFF
Do you know of any family friendly  Pumpkin Patches,Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and/or Halloween Events (free or low cost only)? Post them on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/2369595749/ you might see them in our next blast!

In the meantime here's a coupon for 30% off a costume with a $60 purchase at Party City (valid until Sun Sept 16/12) http://pinterest.com/pin/43699058855531297/
& for those with older kids here's a Bingemans Screampark discount
http://www.wagjag.com/?w=91106&wid=2c7dcef4ea90b05c642db06b3c128dfc





Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sept 2012 #Stuff2DO in Kitchener Waterloo

Just a few spots left for our THOSE2GIRLS Show You How To SAVE event http://guestlistapp.com/events/120549#



Sept 11

Kids Hop w/Erick Traplin @ Kitchener Market
Kids Hop

Tuesdays 11am - noon
Don't forget while you are at the Market to grab a tasty and healthy lunch for you and your little ones!

Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Cheese tasting (includes grilled cheese)
5:30-6:30pm cost is $2, adults required to stay with children under 6

Sept 13
Sobey's Ira Needles, Baby Be Healthy info for pregnant & new moms
1pm-2pm
FREE, sign up at Customer Service desk

Sept 14th
Finding Nemo in 3D opens! We got a preview.  I felt like I was in the ocean!  "SEA" below for some fun activity sheets!

Sept 15
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids wrap making
1pm-2pm cost is $2, adults required to stay with children under 6

Doors Open Waterloo Region
10am-5pm, various locations http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/discoveringtheregion/doorsopenwaterloo.asp?_mid_=17305



Sept 16
Terry Fox Run - Waterloo

WHERE
• Bechtel Park @ 185 Bridge Street,Waterloo
WHEN
• Sunday, September 16, 2012
TIME
• Registration from 8 am – 9am. Run from 9-1

Participants are not charged an entry fee nor are there minimum pledge amounts. Participants are just asked to contribute what they can.
There will be activities and entertainment for the entire family - including members of KW Glee singing Oh Canada, 91.5 The Beat and the Beat Breakfast morning show host Carlos Benevides will be MC'ing and Erick Traplin will be performing.
Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterloo-Terry-Fox-Run/221487134561880
and Twitter https://twitter.com/KWTFR
for historical photos and memories and tips to learn how to run.

Sept 18
International Plowing Match Schedule of Events

Can be found on my post for The Sign Depot http://sign-depot.on.ca/finds-from-the-farm-the-international-plowing-match-2012/

Stir it up after school cooking club @ Kitchener Market

An incredible hands-on experience for your child to engage in cooking, food safety and healthy eating. Along with registered dietitian Stephanie, your child will learn healthy and satisfying breakfast ideas, after school snacks and dinner meals. Call 519-741-2287 today to book!
◦Sep 18, 2012 3:30 - 6:00 pm


Sept 19
Auditions for KW Youth Theatre

When Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where Kaufman Arts Studio
132 Queen St. S., Kitchener
Summary AUDITIONS - Fall 2012 Season
Twelfth Night (advanced)

Orpheus and Eurydice (advanced)

Bigger-Harder-Stronger-Faster-Higher-Louder (advanced)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (intermediate)

The Enchanted Riddle (intermediate)

Requirements
Please prepare a monologue (of your choice), no more than two minutes in length. Photo/Resume optional.
Casting Info
Advanced: ages 16-22. Some roles available for ages 15 and under, 23-25.
Intermediate: ages 14 and under.
To book audition, or more info, please visit our website:
www.kwyouththeatre.com

ACCESS 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012 (& sept 22)
10am – 9pm
Location: Kitchener Auditorium, Kiwanis Arena
400 East Ave
Kitchener, On
Summary: Hosted by the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region, ACCESS 2012 is a two-day showcase of accessible products and services for people with disabilities, their families, and field professionals! Admission is free, and Friday evening features a performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Hines!
Phone number: 519-571-6788
Website: www.access2012.org

Sept 21
PA Day at the Kitchener Market
PA Day: Amazing Avengers

Every kid can be a superhero! Costumes are welcome. Ages 5 - 12.
Call 519-743-0271 ext. 258 to register. FREE
Fri. Sept. 21 at 10 am,


Drumbo Fair


Friday, September 21
8pm – Sunday, September 23, 2012
7pm
Location: 42 Centre Street
Drumbo, ON
Summary: Join the fun at 42 Centre Street at the Drumbo Fairgrounds.
Events begin Friday at 8 p.m. with the Fair Opening, Pie Auction and a Musical Showcase. Saturday runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Children’s Village, the Baby Show, MegaMutts, Erick Traplin, Kenny Rogers (Grant Rayner) Tribute Show, Antique & Classic Car Show and a Beef BBQ. On Sunday come early for Breakfast, enjoy the Horse and Pet Shows, “Heart to Heart” Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Tribute Show, the Ben Show, Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search, & much more.
Great entertainment for the whole family!
Admission: Ages 2 and up per day: $6.00 (includes all attractions), 3-day Passport: $12.00, Gr. 8 & under - free Friday night only
More Info – contact Nellie at 519-458-4081 or email manager@drumbofair.com
Website: www.drumbofair.com



Sept 22
Meet Chef Michael Smith at the Marketplace in the Kitchener Marketplace!

Canadas best-known chef is the winner of James Beard Award Cooking show for excellence!
Chef Michael Smith, will be cooking up some wonderful seafood sponsered by Caudles Catch our lower market vendor, along with some chefs from the downtown this will be a fabulous morning at the market.
Time of demo is 10:00 am
Free event, first come first seated in the marketplace room.
Chef Michael will be doing a book signing at the end of the presentation
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70218#msmith
     Heart and Hand Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2012
10am – 5pm
Location: Joseph Schneider Haus
466 Queen St S
Kitchener, Summary: Join us for this lively festival of traditional arts at Joseph Schneider Haus. Admission is free. The Festival will feature a wonderful range of more than 25 talented artists. There'll be woodcarvers, metalsmiths, a basket-maker, an antique spinning wheel restorer, a tool-maker and much more! Try a craft yourself or pickup a handmade treasure for a friend.
Take part in a dynamic drum circle led by Nii Addico at 10:30am or 3pm. Listen to stories for the whole family with the Baden Storytellers. Don't miss our children's activity table, organ grinder and Town Crier!
Website: www.heartandhandfestival.blogspot.ca


Sept 22 Free Family Party & Cambridge Food Drive -Stuff a Cruiser Noon-4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/297535526999626/#!/events/407015019358935/


Sept 23

Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Poppers Toppers
1pm-2pm FREE

Sept 27

Gimme Your Best - Business - Connecting - Community


This is a 19+ event. The event is FREE but you must RSVP (limited spots). Charley Johnson of the PAY IT FORWARD EXPERIENCE will be speaking as well as BOBBY UMAR of Raeallan and KARYN CLIMANS. You may know Karen from her appearances on Dragon's Den.
Make sure you RSVP before all the spots are gone. http://guestlistapp.com/events/120162


Sept 29 
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Breakfast Parfaits
11am-noon Free

Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park https://www.facebook.com/events/428981147147843/
Read more about the Van For Dan here http://www.vanfordan.com/




Hope everyone had a great week!
Keep Smiling!
Lisa








Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 2012 #Stuff2Do in Kitchener Waterloo

Reminder parents the KW Food and Drink Show is happening at the Kitchener Market Sept 6-8
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70220

What else is happening at the Kitchener Market? How about this.....

Gimme Your Best - Business - Connecting - Community
This is a 19+ event.  The event is FREE but you must RSVP (limited spots). Charley Johnson of the PAY IT FORWARD EXPERIENCE will be speaking as well as BOBBY UMAR of Raeallan and KARYN CLIMANS.  You may know Karen from her appearances on Dragon's Den. 
Make sure you RSVP before all the spots are gone. http://guestlistapp.com/events/120162

This week's blast

Try KW Synchro for Free Sept 5,7,9 info here http://kwsynchro.on.ca/
Event Date
Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 9, 2012
Location: Cambridge, ON
Bracelet Day-Thursday & Sunday-only $25 for all rides all day! Demo Derby-Demo Cross! Fall Fair admission pricing! Thursday $8 per person. Friday-$12/adult, $5/ages 10 and under. Saturday-$12/adult, $5/ages 10 and under. Sunday-$8/adult, $5/ages 10 and under. Grounds parking only $5. Advance ride tickets available at both Giant Tiger locations.

Saturday Sept 8


 Saturday Sep 8 2012, 10am-3pm
Location:Trinity Village Care Centre
2711 Kingsway Drive
Phone:519 893-6320 ext 245
Trinity Village is a supportive and caring retirement community. We are hosting our Annual Fall Fair.
Kids games, face painting, pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo, EMS demonstrations, live music, vendors, BBQ, baked goods, visit from Onkel Hans and Miss Oktoberfest and much more! Come for a great time with the family!
 Kitchener Day  
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kitchener's cityhood, music, exhibits, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $10, $8 student/senior, $5 child, family $25 (includes museum and village tours and activities), 519-748-1914, Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener (DOON)

Williamsburg Town Centre Community Festival  
Dance peformances, pony rides, giant chess, entertainment, face-painting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free admission, 519-571-1873, ext. 125, Max Becker Common, Kitchener

Mighty Machines @ Bingemans
Tickets: Advance tickets now on sale!
Advance: $5 per person or $17 for a family of 4 
Gate:$7 per person or $24 for a family of 4 
Children 2 and under are free.  All prices include HST.
To purchase tickets:
Online:Click HERE (Online tickets are available until Sept 7 @ 11:59pm)
In Person:The main reception at Bingemans inside Marshall Hall
By Phone:Call 519.744.1555

http://www.mightymachinesshowcase.com/main4.cfm


You can bring your dog to the pool while you're there
$10 per dog, people are FREE http://www.kwhumane.com/news/surf-turf-2012/

So Space
Noon-5pm Kitchener City Hall, Children 12 & Under FREE, adults $5
http://www.so-space.ca/

So SciFi
Free event at Waterloo Public Square Noon-5pm Wear your favorite costume (Paid events/movie screening as well, see link for info)
http://www.so-scifi.com/

Sunday Sept 9
 12:30pm - 4:00pm
free community Hilltop Festival takes place on September 9th. The day will feature a free bbq (until 3 pm), children's entertainer, Erick Traplin (showtime is at 12:45 pm), pony rides (1:30-3:30 pm), bouncy castle, carnival games, door prizes, reptile display from 2-3 pm and live music by Found. http://www.faithchurch.ca/index.php?q=node%2F79

Looking Ahead
Terry Fox Run - Waterloo
WHERE
• Bechtel Park @ 185 Bridge Street,Waterloo
WHEN
• Sunday, September 16, 2012
TIME
• Registration from 8 am – 9am. Run from 9-1

Participants are not charged an entry fee nor are there minimum pledge amounts. Participants are just asked to contribute what they can.

There will be activities and entertainment for the entire family - including members of KW Glee singing Oh Canada, 91.5 The Beat and the Beat Breakfast morning show host Carlos Benevides will be MC'ing and Erick Traplin will be performing.
Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterloo-Terry-Fox-Run/221487134561880
and Twitter https://twitter.com/KWTFR for historical photos and memories and tips to learn how to run.

International Plowing Match Schedule of Events
Can be found on my post for The Sign Depot http://sign-depot.on.ca/finds-from-the-farm-the-international-plowing-match-2012/

Just a few spots left for our THOSE2GIRLS Show You How To SAVE event http://guestlistapp.com/events/120549#

Sept 22 Free Family Party & Cambridge Food Drive -Stuff a Cruiser Noon-4pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/297535526999626/#!/events/407015019358935/

Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park https://www.facebook.com/events/428981147147843/
Read more about the Van For Dan here http://www.vanfordan.com/

Hope everyone had a great week!

Keep Smiling!
Lisa