Saturday, November 1, 2014

Movember, PD Day, Santa Claus Parades and Lots of Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo November 2014


Welcome To November and by that I mean ‪#‎MOVEMBER‬
For the followers of my facebook you know I am heavily involved with Movember KW! This year marks me as a 5 YEAR Movember Canada ‪#‎MoSista‬! Be sure to mark Movember 29th down for our Stuff to do with your kids in Kitchener Waterlooo MOVEMBER KIDS KW event. I would love to "Movember Along With You"
Just head to http://mosista.co/LisaMcDonald to see what a $1 (or more) donation will get you! Already a Movember MoBro or MoSista? Then link your Movember team to BLOGGERS OF MOVEMBER NETWORK. Not part of a team? Well then join our team http://moteam.co/bloggers-of-movember which will automatically join you to the network! That way we can all connect online with our Mogress!


What else is happening besides Movember? Well here we go....

Ongoing In November

(for individual dated events scroll down to THE BLAST part of this post)

Tuesdays
Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!



  • November 4: Erick Traplin
  • November 11: CLOSED
  • November 18: Erick Traplin
  • November 25: Crafts
  • http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

    ThursdaysArt Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!
    FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver
    http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Art_free_art_program.asp

    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 $2.50 Films @ Cineplex
    11am
     
    Sundays
    Free Movies @ 2pm at KPL Central Library http://ow.ly/DFWLF
     
     
    Public Skating has begun! Check our Where To Skate post to learn more
     

    THE BLAST




    November 2
    Chicopee Ski and Board Swap
    9am-Noon
    Free for Members
    - $2 per person
    - $5 per family (4 Tickets)
     
    FREE MOVIE - FROZEN
    Event Type: Family
    Age Group(s): Family
    Date: 11/2/2014
    Start Time: 2:00 PM
    End Time: 4:00 PM
    Description:
    BIG screen, new seats, UNBEATABLE price! Whether you missed the movie in the theatre, or it's worth seeing again, join us in our 200-seat theatre for a big screen experience.
    Library: Central Library
    Location: Theatre
    Contact: Central Library
     
    Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 10am – 4pm



    Location: 50 Crimea Street
    Guelph, ON



    Summary:The Pacific Western RR presents Thomas and friends operating with their freight and passenger cousins on our 2500 square foot model railroad. Admission is $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. www.guelphmodelrailroadsociety.com


     
    PARENTS NIGHT OUT
     
    Cook like a Chef: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchener Market
    Join us for an exciting new series hosted by Top Chef Canada participant, Terry Salmond. In this series learn how to cook as opposed to what to cook. We debunk the myth that cooking is a fine art and that good cooking is difficult. Chef Terry will demonstrate a variety of cooking tips, techniques and skills designed to make the home cook a top chef. From clarifying butter to the perfect turkey, from trussing to blanching - we'll show you the secrets of the professional kitchen!
    Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp



    PARENTS NIGHT OUT
    Soups and stews: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchener Market
    Autumn leaves are swirling down; the air is starting to feel crisp and frosty! Warm up to a bowl of homemade soup or stew using one of the fabulous recipes you'll learn in this class. Soups and stews can be made ahead of time and frozen for future meals; they are also a great way to incorporate fresh veggies into your diet!
    Menu:
    • Beef Bourguignonne
    • Smoked bacon and ale soup
    Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

    November 6
    Movie @ Chicopee Centreville Community Centre
    MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN
    Doors open at 5:30pm
    Info about getting FREE tickets here
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10154768514975527&set=gm.10152775874465750&type=1&theater

    Parents Night Out
    Nov 6
    Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Waterloo INN
    The Headliner that night is SEAN CULLEN!
    http://kw-comedy.com/

    Nov 7-9
    MOMS DAY OUT (In Toronto)
    See how to save on tickets to the National Women's Show In Toronto
    November 7

    PD DAY




    Friday, November 7, 2014 | 9:30am – 5pm
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    10 Huron Road
    Kitchener, ON
    Summary:Enjoy the day and take part in the hands on activities in the museum and in the historic village. Horse drawn wagon rides will make this outing a great way to start a weekend. Admission: Adults $10, seniors/students $8, children $5, children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.
    http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=20&type=0&calendar=1

    Random Act Of Kindness Day!
    http://www.kwcf.ca/kindness

    Block Party
    Date: 11/7/2014
    Start Time: 2:00 PM
    End Time: 4:00 PM

    Description:
    Calling all Engineers! Bring your imagination and build, build, build! Ages 5-12.
    Library: Pioneer Park Community Library
    Contact: Pioneer Park Community Library


    Drop In
    Event Type: Children
    Age Group(s): School Age
    Date: 11/7/2014
    Start Time: 2:30 PM
    End Time: 4:00 PM

    Description:
    Drop in to the library for fun games and crafts @ Forest Heights, Grand River and Central Library branches

    Nov 8
    Rememberance Day Music @ Kitchener Market
    10am-Noon
    Celebrate Remembrance Day at the Market with commemorative music and stories from Jack London.
    http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=50edc770-286a-40f8-aa9b-823a70ef6508

    KWS Kinderconcert @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    K-W Symphony brings you the first in the fall/winter Kinderconcert Series: Music from Around the World.
    Admission to the museum is included in the ticket price. Seating is limited call 519-745-4711, 1-888-745-4717 or KW Symphony.ca







    Transformation Station 2
    1pm-4pm

     
    Category:
    Library Events
    Address:
    500 Fischer Hallman Road North, Waterloo
    Contact:
    Sandi Hall
    Phone:
    5198861310 ext 157
    Email:
    Website:
    Details:
    Don't miss Transformation Station 2 as it takes over the John M. Harper Branch. - local artists - interactive demonstrations - pop-up programs - demonstrations of new technologies - hands-on "maker" sessions Fun for the whole family. Registration is not required for this free event. Just drop in!

    November 9
    FREE MOVIE - THE LEGO MOVIE
    Event Type: Family
    Age Group(s): Family
    Date: 11/9/2014
    Start Time: 2:00 PM
    End Time: 4:00 PM

    Description:
    BIG screen, new seats, UNBEATABLE price! Whether you missed the movie in the theatre, or it's worth seeing again, join us in our 200-seat theatre for a big screen experience.
    Library: Central Library
    Location: Theatre
    Contact: Central Library


    The Santa Claus Parades are starting!


    Nov 15
    Kitchener Santa Claus Parade
    Begins @ 10am
    http://lionsclubofkitchener.com/?page_id=28

    International Games Day
    Event Type: Teen
    Age Group(s): Teens, Family
    Date: 11/15/2014
    Start Time: 9:30 AM
    End Time: 12:00 PM
    Description:
    Play a variety of console games on 3 giant screens!
    Library: Central Library
    Location: Theatre
    Contact: Central Library

    Christmas Activites @ Kitchener Market
    12:30pm-2:30pm
    After the Santa Claus Parade head to the Kitchener Market Marketplace to stir up a storm with fun themes and activities focused around food, cooking and nutrition. Classes are taught by one of our professional chefs who give your kids, and you, lots of opportunities to participate. This month come join us after the Santa Claus parade, we will be making seasonal treats!
    http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=b41fc940-4d69-44b3-bcd8-ca09ea9f2706



    Cambridge Santa Claus Parade
    Hespler Rd @ 6pm
    http://cambridgesantaparade.com/

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 1:30pm
    Location: University of Waterloo
    Humanities Theatre
    200 University Avenue, West
    Waterloo, ON
    Summary:A day of peace and music for high school students! Doors open at 1:30pm, event starts at 2pm. For more information visit peacedaywaterloo.com or 519-888-4908.

    PARENTS NIGHT OUT
    Wine and Art: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchener Market
    Join us for a fun new series - Wine & Art! Hosted by a certified Art Innovators teacher, this two-hour class will feature hands-on instruction as you create two pieces of artwork, accompanied by wine and a platter of gourmet cheese. The artwork created in this session will be a Florida sunset.
    Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

    PARENTS NIGHT OUT
    Dinner party how-to: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchener Market
    Have you ever wanted to throw an elegant dinner party, but don't know where to start? Let one of our local chefs teach you the foundations of a fabulous dinner party. Impress guests with your culinary knowledge and delicious recipes to keep them coming back for more!
    Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

    The Little Mermaid
    The Splashy New Broadway Musical
    November 19 - December 21 | Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
    In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful mermaid Ariel longs to leave the ocean to live in the world above. When the evil sea witch Ursula grants Ariel the opportunity to sprout legs and go after the heart of Prince Eric, she jumps at the opportunity. But with forces working against her, Ariel will need help if she is ever to see her dreams come true.
    https://www.draytonentertainment.com/Online/article/2014_mermaid_dtc?sessionlanguage=
    Snow White
    A Traditional British Panto
    November 19 - December 21 | St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
    In the proud tradition of past holiday favourites Peter Pan, Robin Hood, and Cinderella comes a deliciously entertaining production for the entire family.

    Cast out by her jealous stepmother and tricked into eating a poisoned apple, the beautiful Snow White must defeat the wicked queen and find her way back to the palace – with the help of seven new friends and a handsome prince.
    https://www.draytonentertainment.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=0EF74259-7D9A-4927-AFA5-5106F1AA6C7E&sessionlanguage=&SessionSecurity::linkName=


    Friday, November 21, 2014 | 9:30am – 2pm
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    10 Huron Road
    Kitchener, ON
    Summary:Come and explore how various cultural groups celebrated Christmas in rural Waterloo County in 1914. $5 per child. All teaching parents are free, children under five are free.
    http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=22&type=0&calendar=1

    November 22
    10am
    Family friendly tree lighting event! Games and crafts for kids at Fairview Park Nov 22 in support of Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region Foundation.
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/2369595749/permalink/10152767177010750/

    Christmas In Belmont Village
    10am-5pm
    Entrance to the event is free, but bring loonies and toonies, as we will be accepting donations for the horse-drawn wagon rides and our super-fun activities. Pictures with Santa are $5.00 - A keepsake for years to come! https://www.facebook.com/belmontevents#!/belmontevents/info

    Manxmouse @ Centre In The Square
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 AM and 2 PM
    Based on the children’s novel by Paul Gallico, Manxmouse is a play about a brave little creature on a special journey.But can he survive fearsome foxes, terrified elephants and cats big and small to reach his destination?The Manxmouse is one-of-a-kind, with bright blue fur, huge rabbit ears and a distinct lack of tail. But Manxmouse doesn’t mind being different.He knows that destiny awaits him and so he sets out on an exciting adventure. Along the way he meets tigers, hawks and dastardly pet-shop owners, but there’s someone he dreads and desires to meet more than anyone else…the Manx Cat. Recommended for ages 6+.
     Tickets to Manxmouse may be purchased online at www.centreinthesquare.com, by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or in person at the Centre In The Square Box Office (101 Queen Street North).Tickets for each show are $10 (adult), $5 (child), or $25 (family of 5) plus applicable fees.

    MOMS NIGHT OUT
    Ladies night out - Cocktails and appetizers: Thursday, Nov. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchener Market
    Impress your holiday guests with the cocktail and appetizer recipes you'll learn in this informative, hands-on cooking class! Enjoy a glass of wine while our chef teaches you delicious cocktails combined with delectable appetizers. And perhaps the best part, you get to sample your creations throughout the class! Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp
     
     
    November 28
    10am-10:45am
    Move and groove at the Kitchener Market!
    This program offers families an opportunity to let off a little steam by moving, singing and
    exercising together! We invite families with children from birth to age six to join us!
     
     

    November 29

    Movember Kids KW @ Kitchener Market

     
    Stuff to do with your kids in Kitchener Waterlooo and the Kitchener Farmers Market present ‪#‎Movember‬ Kids KW. A ***FREE*** Family Event from 10am-Noon In The Upper Marketplace Kitchen!
    Confirmed for the event so far
    *Kids In The Kitchen Marketplace Craft sponsored by OK EGGS
    *Moustache Facepainting by Bre Creative
    *Moustache Cookie Baking & Decorating by Little Magic Parties
    *Activity Sheet Table by Sportco Source for Sports
    *Apperance by TEX from Kitchener Rangers Major Junior A Hockey Club

    *Moustache Pics courtesy of Punks and Pretties
     
     
     
    Wonders Of Winter in Waterloo Park Begins
     
    Santa Trains begin
     
     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    Many of these events require REGISTRATION so it is best to get on it now!
     
    Christkindl Market
     
    Santa Claus Breakfast: Dec. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Kitchener Market
    Dine with the big man himself! Santa will visit the Marketplace for a sit-down family-style breakfast and photo session. This event has limited seating, please register early through our cooking classes page to ensure a spot and let us know exactly how many people in your family will be attending this event. This breakfast is free with a donation to the food bank.
    Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

    Dec 6-7 @ Meadow Acres
    Santa and the Reindeer
    http://issuu.com/countryroadgraphics/docs/meadowacres_holiday2014_upload/7?e=0/9956060

    Gingerbread making with Santa: Dec 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Kitchener Market
    Bring your kids to the Marketplace to stir up a storm with fun themes and activities focused around food, cooking and nutrition. Classes are taught by one of our professional chefs who give your kids, and you, lots of opportunities to participate. This month, come make and decorate a gingerbread house with Santa Claus! This class is free, please indicate the number of participants when you register so we can ensure we have the right amount of ingredients on hand.
     
    MORE FUN-FILLED FAMILY SHOWS COMING TO THE CENTRE
    KITCHENER, ON (June 2, 2014) – Centre In The Square announces three fun-filled family shows coming to The Studio on Saturdays starting in January 2015: Pomme: The Story of An Apple, Doktor Kaboom! and Bill Blagg’s Trickin’.
    Pomme: The Story of An Apple
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 11 AM & 2 PM
    Inspired by haikus written in Quebec and in France, Pomme captures young imaginations with puppet movement and playful characters. Pomme is an apple who wishes to become a person, and through his journey he discovers that being an apple is really okay. Full of gentle wit and humour, Pomme is a puppet poem to savour as a family. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.
    Doktor Kaboom!
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11 AM & 2 PM
    Doktor Kaboom! is an hilarious interactive science variety show for audiences of all ages created by Actor/Comedian David Epley. Using theatre and humour Doktor Kaboom! takes his audience on an amazing tour through the wonders of scientific exploration. Join him for a side-splitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments and demonstrations.
    Bill Blagg’s Trickin’
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 AM and 2 PM
    Bill Blagg’s cabaret show Trickin’ is a highly interactive experience packed with Bill’s trademark magic and comedy! From flying toilet paper to balloon sword swallowing, this non-stop show has it all! Minds will be read, wedding rings will vanish (don’t worry they come back), ordinary objects will come to life and much more! Trickin’takes the magic from the stage to the audience and even puts it in their hands! This is an action-packed not-to-be-missed show filled with magical surprises, tons of laughs and total entertainment
    Tickets to Pomme: The Story of An Apple, Doktor Kaboom!, and Bill Blagg’s Trickin’ may be purchased online at www.centreinthesquare.com, by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or in person at the Centre In The Square Box Office (101 Queen Street North). Tickets for each show are $10 (adult), $5 (child), or $25 (family of 5) plus applicable fees.
     


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