Saturday, October 31, 2015

Movember, Santa Claus Parade And Other November 2015 Activites And Events In Kitchener Waterloo

Many of the Santa Claus Events this month require BOOKING AHEAD so be sure to read through the whole blog post and pre-register for the events you don't want to miss!

As always we suggest you visit the links as times and dates change for events all the time

Ongoing NOVEMBER Events (see specific date events under the BLAST heading)

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
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!
TEL: 519 888 4567
ext. 31164

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

Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission isfree
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 3: Erick Traplin
  • November 10: Family Yoga
  • November 17: Erick Traplin
  • November 24: Family Yoga

    Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON)
    Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.
    Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child.
    10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.

  • Thursdays
    Art 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

    Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON)
    Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.
    Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child.
    10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.
    11:30 - 12:30 pm
    Williamsburg Community Centre
    A weekly group focusing on issues relevant to being a new parent (or expectant parent) as well as social time to pass common ideas back and forth.
    Children come with parents (0 -12 mths).
    Light lunch provided

    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

    FREE FLICKS (suited for the older teen crown)

    Sunday in November, at 9:30am (but there are games starting at 9:15am for the early birds).
    Games, music, stories, fun! An All Ages Worship Experience designed with kids in mind. Integrate your faith into your family's everyday life, make every day spiritually significant... and have fun doing it!
    Visit for details, or for more about Westheights Community Church.
    FREE FLICKS (family movies)
    • Nov 1 Cinderella
    • Nov 8 Home
    • Nov 15 Tomorrowland
    • Nov 29 McFarland

    NOVEMBER BLAST or as I would call it MOVEMBER BLAST

    Nov 1
    Kitchener Model Train Show and Sale @ Bingemans Marshall Hall
    With model train layouts in operation during the show, plus 150+ tables of vendors selling everything you can think of for the model railroder. Other railroad related items and memorabilia can also be found at this show!

    Guelph Model Railroad Train Show
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 | 10am – 4pm
    Location: 51 Crimea St. Guelph
    Summary:Thomas and friends invite kids of all ages to watch them operate on our 2500 square foot model railroad empire. There's action everywhere as they run through our mountains, tunnels, bridges and valleys of the Pacific Western RR.
    Phone number:519-763-3535

    Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society’s 14th Annual Buddy Walk
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 | 1 – 2pm
    Location: Stanley Park Community Centre (505 Franklin St. N. at Ottawa)
    Summary:On Sunday, November 1, 2015 hundreds of local families and friends will gather at the Stanley Park Community Centre (505 Franklin St. N. at Ottawa) to participate in the Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society’s 14th Annual Buddy Walk!

    Our walk is one of hundreds going on across North America. The Buddy Walk is an event promoting equitable opportunities for all Canadians with Down syndrome. Not only does this event benefit the community, this is our chance to share stories of success from within our local and national Down syndrome society. The walk is a big part of National Down Syndrome Awareness Week November 1-7, 2015.

    Soul Cake Making Demonstration
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 | 1 – 4pm
    Location: McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S Cambridge ON
    Summary:Drop in between 1 and 4 p.m.
    November 1 is All Soul's Day - the day when Scots traditionally honour the souls of the faithful departed by baking Soul Cakes, or, as the Scots call them, "dirge loaves" - so we'll be demonstrating how to make these sweet and spicy treats. Free recipes will be available for the taking. Admission by cash donation.
    Phone number:519-624-8250

    Nov 4
    Let's Read Event w/Nicholas Oldland author of THE BIG BEAR HUG

    For families with children 6 and under
    Our Place Early Years Centre

    Nov 5

    What happens to bees in winter?
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 7 – 8:30pm
    Location: rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Road , Cambridge
    Summary:Surviving the winter in cold climates is a key challenge for honey bees, and for the honey bee industry in Canada. Join bee expert and rare's volunteer apiarist Erica Shelley as she shares insights into this key environmental problem. We will learn about the winter ecology of various bee species, including honey bees, some of the recent challenges of high winter mortality in Ontario's beekeeping industry, and how beekeepers are using management techniques to help the bees survive.
    Cost:$8 or $3 with Events Discount Card
    Register in advance at or call 519-650-9336
    Phone number:519-650-9336

    November 7th
    It's our annual STUFF TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS IN KW MEETUP!!!!!

    Movember Kids KW @ Kitchener Market
    Movember Kids KW. A ***FREE*** Family Event from 10am-Noon In The Upper Marketplace Kitchen!
    Confirmed for the event so far
    *Moustache Cookie Baking and Decorating by Little Magic Parties
    *Facepainting by Bre Creative
    *Activity Sheets from Sportco Source for Sports
    *Craft by Art Innovators Waterloo Region
    *Photo Booth by Gary's Lens Photography

    *Moustache Nail Art, Finger Nail Polishing by VIPS Very Important Party and Spa
    *MOVE by Movember special guests from PWA Canada​

    RSVP at

    Free Movie Night @ Glencarin Church
    Nov 8
    Event Name: MS Two of a Kind
    When: November, 8th 2015 10:00am-6:00pm
    Where: Waterloo Flowers, 1001 Kramp Rd., Breslau
    Event Description:The MS Society: Grand River Chapter is excited to announce our first ever Two of a Kind show. Help us kick off the holiday season by supporting local vendors selling unique artisan products, tasty snacks and treats, as well as local microbreweries. Start the holiday season off in the giving spirit, and shop guilt free while proceeds from your purchase go to your local MS Chapter. Two of a Kind will support the community vendors, and funds raised will go directly to help people in our community living with multiple sclerosis.
    Proceeds from the admission costs, $3 a person or $5 a family, children free, as well as 10% of sales, will go directly to the cause.
    Event Website:
    Event Contact Info:

    Howler-Pound Dog Rescue
    Sunday, November 8, 2015 | 10am – 4pm
    Location: Snyder's Family Farm - 936685 Blenheim Road, Oxford County, On (Minutes from K-W)
    Summary:We are having a Dog Walk Fundraiser and Family Fund Day proceeds going to Pound Dog Rescue which is a local non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitation and rehoming abandoned dogs.
    We will be having a BBQ, raffle and silent auction. The Waterloo Regional Police Canine Unit will be doing a demo, as well as face painting, jumping pillow, corn maze, haunted house agility and trick training demos. We will also be having a doggy Halloween costume contest, Q&A with Elite Dog Training and much more. So come out and see us and bring your family, friends and of course your dog. Tickets can be purchased online.
    Family pass - 2 adults 3 kids $41.99
    Adults 18+ $22.00
    Child ages 5-17 $14.00
    Student (with student ID) $18.50
    Seniors 65+ $16.50

    Nov 8
    A Tribute To Canadian Veterans
    Concert Performance
    Clemens Mill Library Cambridge

    KW Blind Curlers Fund Raiser
    Sunday, November 8, 2015 | 3 – 5pm
    Location: Grandview Baptist Church Kitchener
    Summary:Concert with the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus.
    Tickets $10.00 each and can be purchased at the door. This fund raiser is for the Blind Curlers who are Team Ontario, to go to Ottawa in February to compete at the National in hopes to win to become Team Canada. It would be greatly appreciated if we could fill the church
    Phone number:519-699-4049

    Nov 10

    Spaghetti Supper & Bake Sale Fundraiser
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 5 – 7pm
    Location: 543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo
    Summary:Westminster United Church welcomes everyone to their annual Spaghetti Supper & Bake Sale Fundraiser. Supper includes spaghetti with choice of sauce, salad, roll, beverage and dessert. Adults are $12.00, Children 2-12 are $6.00 and children under 2 are free. Door prizes! There will be lots of yummy homemade baked goods for sale as well
    Phone number:519-746-6080



    Nov 12-18
    St Jacobs Sparkles
    Experience the spirit of the holiday shopping season amongst thousands of twinkling lights and old fashioned charm.
    Retailers in St. Jacobs have been busy as Santa’s elves planning in-store sales, draw prizes, festive food sampling. You're sure to have a memorable time!

    Horse-drawn Trolley Shuttle
    Hop aboard a FREE horse-drawn trolley as it shuttles holiday shoppers between stores:
    • Thursday 4:30 - 8:30 pm
    • Friday 4:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Saturday 1 - 5 pm
    Victorian Carolers
    Enjoy traditional carols as talented vocal musicians wander the Stone Crock Restaurant and elsewhere:
    • Thursday 5 - 8 pm
    • Friday 4 - 7 pm
    • Saturday aprox 2 - 5 pm
    • Sunday approx 1:30 - 4:30 pm
    Warming Station & Burn Barrel
    Warm up around the fire with Woolwich Volunteer Fire Dept, St. Jacobs division. Learn holiday safety tips; enjoy hot apple cider. Donations gratefully accepted.

    Optimist Club of St. Jacobs fundraiser for Grand River NICU
    Fundraiser downtown St. Jacobs during the Sparkles weekend Nov 12th – 15th. All proceeds are going to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Grand River Hospital. Look for us in front of Scotia Bank in St. Jacobs during this annual kick off to the holiday season as the merchants of St. Jacobs open their doors and light up the village.We will be giving out cookies and candy canes while filling our huge Christmas stocking with donations to support the NICU.Our hours are
  • Thursday, November 12 - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday, November 13 - 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday, November 14 - 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, November 15 - 12 pm - 6 pm

  • Nov 12
    FREE MOVIE - Monsters VS Aliens @ Centreville-Chicopee Community Centre

    Owl Prowl 1
    Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 7 – 8:30pm
    Location: rare ECO Centre, 768 Blair Road , Cambridge
    Summary:Back by popular demand! Join Jason Bracey as he shares his knowledge of the species of owls found in Ontario and at rare. Learn many unique adaptations of owls and how to identify their various species. Jason will lead you on a "prowl" to see and hear these beautiful night birds. Registration for this event fills quickly - sign up today! If you miss this one, don't worry, there's another in December.
    Cost: $8 or $3 with Events Discount Card Register in advance at or call 519-650-9336
    Phone number:519-650-9336

    Nov 13
    PD DAY

    PD Day Fun!
    Friday, November 13, 2015 | 9:30am – 5pm
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:Special seasonal and hands-on activities are scheduled throughout the day for children of all ages. Visit to engage your children during their day away from school.
    Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.
    Phone number:519-748-1914

    P.D Day Activities: String Fling
    Friday, November 13, 2015 | 1 – 5pm
    Location: McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S Cambridge ON
    Summary:All kids are welcome to drop in for some fun games, crafts & more on your day off school! Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5/child; adults free.
    Phone number:519-624-8250

    Teddy Bear's Night at the Museum
    Friday, November 13, 2015 | 6 – 8pm
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:Children and their favourite stuffed animal are invited to a party! At the end of the evening children leave their stuffed animal for a sleepover at the museum, and then come back the next day for pick up and to see all the adventures the stuffed toys had overnight.
    Games, crafts, storytelling, cartoons and delicious snacks are part of the party!
    Pre-registration required. Admission: $5 per child plus HST, accompanying adult free.
    Phone number:519-748-1914

    Nov 14
    Lowes Build and Grow Workshop 10am
    Christmas Ornament Frame

    Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 10:30 – 11:30am
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:A workshop series designed for children ages 2 to 5 (older siblings may also participate). Your child will create holiday crafts that make great gifts or can be enjoyed at home. Workshops take place on Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required.
    Saturday, November 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Children make delicious holiday treats in a jar! Work with your child to decorate the jar and fill it with goodies. Take it home to enjoy or give as a holiday gift.
    Phone number:519-748-1914

    Nov 15
    Sunday Family Fun Day: Art-rageous Fun - Ink, Paper, Scissors
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 11am – 5pm
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:We're having an art bonanza where you can try everything from water colour painting to paper cutting! Be ready for art-rageous fun with old pens and even fabric.

    Included with regular admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.
    Phone number:519-748-1914

    Nov 16
    DARCY OAK @ Centre In The Square

    Wine and Art: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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 cheese. This session the topic is Forest Sunset Silhouette.

    Nov 18
    Try Kangoo Jump Boots @ Williamsburg Community Centre
    age 6 and up

    Aladdin: The Panto
    A Tradition for the Entire Family
    Nov 18 to Dec 20
    St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
    In the classic British Panto tradition, cheer for the hero and boo for the villain as they both chase through the streets in pursuit of hidden treasure. Along the way, you’ll meet a cast of unforgettable and eccentric characters who put a yuletide spin on this fractured Middle Eastern fairy tale – with hilarious results.
    Aladdin brims with music, mystery, and romance. So close your eyes, make a wish, and journey to the land of the Arabian Nights for an unforgettable tale about a commoner who falls in love with a beautiful princess.
    This holiday season, bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for an exotic and magical production that is certain to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
    St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
    40 Benjamin Rd. E.,
    Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
    Appropriate for all ages

    Irving Berlin's
    White Christmas
    The Holiday Musical You've Been Dreaming Of
    Nov 18 to Dec 20
    Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
    The beloved film starring Bing Crosby comes to life in a lavish spectacle for the entire family! In this holiday postcard, two showbiz buddies try to help their old army General, now a struggling innkeeper in Vermont, save his establishment and lift his holiday spirits.
    “Happy Holidays,” “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” and the ever popular “White Christmas” will fill you with the joy of the season. Make your days merry and bright by warming up to this unforgettable musical about love, friendship, and loyalty.
    Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
    46 Grand Ave. S.
    Cambridge, ON N1S 2L8
    Appropriate for all ages

    Bernardin Canning: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. for only $2!
    Join Emerie Brine, a canning specialist from Bernardin, for a highly entertaining demonstration and learn how to make Cranberry Sauce and Pepper Jellies, as well as a new method of canning great for Christmas gifts! Participants receive a Bernardin goody bag, and recipes. Enter to win prizes too! Books will also be available for purchase.

    Wine and Christmas Wreaths: Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $55
    Calling all Pinterest superstars! Decor is a must-have as we start to approach the holiday season; however you don't need to pull out that old wreath from last year or go to a store and look for a new one. Let us show you how to make your own wreath! This new addition to our classic Girls' Night Out series is a fun event for friends to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while letting their creative genius shine through.

    Nov 20
    Homeschooler Village Christmas
    Friday, November 20, 2015 | 9:30am – 2pm
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:Come and explore how various cultural groups celebrated Christmas in rural Waterloo County in 1914.

    Step back in time to experience the sights and sounds of an early 20th century Christmas in Doon Heritage Village.

    $5.50 per child. All teaching parents are free, children under five are free.
    Phone number:519-748-1914

    Nov 21
    KW Santa Claus Parade

    Tots Time Saturday Workshop: Salt Dough Ornamnents
    Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 10:30 – 11:30am
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:A workshop series designed for children ages 2 to 5 (older siblings may also participate). Your child will create holiday crafts that make great gifts or can be enjoyed at home. Workshops take place on Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required.

    Saturday, November 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Original Ornaments: Salt Dough Ornaments Children create unique salt-dough ornaments. Work with your child to create and paint festive decorations for the holiday season
    Phone number:519-748-1914
    Cambridge NIGHT Santa Claus Parade
    Hespler Rd

    Whitehorse @ Centre In The Square
    Stay tuned for our next contest to win tickets!

    Nov 22
    Optimist Club of Puslinch Santa Claus Parade
    Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 2 – 3pm
    Location: Township offices on Wellington County Rd 34
    Summary:The parade takes place in Aberfoyle, leaving the Township offices on Wellington County Rd 34 proceeding to Brock Road going South to the Optimist Recreation Building. Following the parade children can visit with Santa, have their photo taken and receive a goodie bag. The Optimist Club will be serving free hot dogs and hot chocolate. All are welcome. Donations will go to the Food Bank.

    Nov 24
    United Way Fundraising Night
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 4:30 – 10:30pm
    Location: Splatzone Paintball, 261 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON
    Summary:On November 24th Splatzone Paintball will be hosting an event that is open to the public, and proceeds from the event will go to the United Way.

    Tickets are $40 and include
    • Admission
    • Rental Equipment
    • 300 Paintballs
    • 2 Slices of Pizza
    • 1 Water/Pop
    • Chance to Win Great Door Prizes!

     Tickets are Available for 4:30pm-6:30pm, 6:30pm -8:30pm or 8:30pm-10:30pm time slots. Limited spaces are available so we recommend booking online in Advance!
    Phone number:519-579-7585

    Cookie Exchange: Thursday, Nov. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $55
    Plan to be inspired, organized and prepared for the holiday season. This class will teach you four easy and awesome cookie/tart recipes, and you will go home with four dozen cookies to taste and share. Prior to class, dine on a light soup with a crusty roll, accompanied by cheese and wine. Please bring your own containers for cookies.

    Nov 27
    Friday, Nov 27th, 2015 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm in Hespeler Village (Cambridge)
    Where community comes together to embrace tradition.
    • 6:15 & 7:30 pm A Hillbilly Christmas Carol at Idea Exchange Hespeler
    • 7pm Concert of children's choirs at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
    • 8:15pm Magical tree lighting at Hespeler Town Centre 

    Nov 28
    Wake Up Santa @ Steckle Farm
    Wake Up Santa:
    November 28th
    **tickets available online on November 3rd!

    Make a Grinch Tree @ Sheridan Nurseries
    Parents and Little Diggers together will create their very own Grinch Tree! Inspired by everyone’s favourite Dr. Seuss, this unique Christmas tree is fun to make!
    Classes fill up fast! Register

    Christmas in Belmont Village 10am-4pm various activities - Santa visits, pet parade, horse carriage rides, kid activities & more

    An Owl Prowl

    Shade's Mills Conservation Area, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge
    Just in case you missed the first Owl Prowl, or simply if you are enthralled by these nocturnal creatures, we will head for the trails equipped with recordings of owl calls to discover which owl species call Shade’s Mills their home sweet home. Dress warmly, we will be outside. Suitable for school-aged children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Meet at: Shade's Mills Nature Centre
    Price: Free with park admission
    Registration: No registration required

    Nov 29
    Sunday November 29th Santa is stopping by on his rounds and popping into Bingemans FunworX. Join him for lunch and bowling. Each child will also receive a holiday loot bag. Registration is necessary and can be done online at or by phone at 519.744.1555. $19.95 plus tax for adults and $12.95 plus tax for child. *Bowling only applies to child.

    Dec 1
    CP Holiday Train in Cambridge
    Tuesday December 1st , 2015 at 4pm
    Malcolm Street Station
    Pre show starts approx. 3:30
    Train arrives at 4pm
    Train leaves approx. at 4:45
    This annual Food Bank fundraising program is entering its 17th year, and thanks to the support of great communities like ours, has raised over $10.6 million and 3.6 million pounds of food since 1999.
    Two trains are decorated in lights, on two separate routes and start their excursion on the East Coast to finish on the West Coast.
    Please bring your donation of food or money to support the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank.
    Parking: Water Street Parking Lot, Galt Collegiate Institute
    Accessible parking on site
    then it heads to AYR Ont at 5:20pm

    Dec 3-6 Christkindl Market @ Kitchener City Hall

    Dec 5
    Gingerbread People - Kids in the Kitchen: December 5, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
    @ Kitchener Market
    This special seasonal Kids in the Kitchen event will teach a classic and easy gingerbread recipe for kids. And, maybe the best part, decorate them too! This free event requires registration, please register for each child attending to help us ensure we have enough supplies for everyone to participate! Please bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Waterloo Region Food Bank. Santa will be stopping by as well, so register early and bring your camera for photos!

    Make a Grinch Tree @ Sheridan Nurseries
    Parents and Little Diggers together will create their very own Grinch Tree! Inspired by everyone’s favourite Dr. Seuss, this unique Christmas tree is fun to make!
    Classes fill up fast! Register

    Candyland In Cambridge
    Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10am - 5pm
    Central Park,615 King St. E.
    This event is built for young families! The park is transformed into a whimsical wonderment of candy and magic. Live entertainment, interactive activities

    Gifts for Animals
    Shade's Mills Conservation Area, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge
    December is a time for sharing and giving. Escape the hustle and bustle of shopping malls and grocery stores and help us make unique gifts for animals from food items – pine cone goop feeders, bread ornaments and fruity wreaths. Suitable for children who, of course, must be accompanied by an adult. Caution: Although nut products will not be used, we cannot guarantee that our bird seed mixtures will be 100% nut free.
    Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Meet at: Shade's Mills Nature Centre
    Price: Free with park admission
    Registration: No registration required
    Dec 19
    Reindeer treats and eats: December 19, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    @ Kitchener Market
    Sprinkle on your lawn at night, the moon will make it sparkle bright!
    As Santa's reindeer fly and roam this will guide them to your home.
    Come by the Kitchener Market to create treats for some of Santa's hardest workers - the reindeer! When you leave out cookies for Santa, don't forget a little treat for the Reindeer as well. Please register for each child attending, and remember to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank!

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    #TwitterParty November 2, 2015 To #SupportPrincessMargaret Cancer Centre

    2015 has been quite the year for me......


    As many of you know my Father was diagnosed with Lung and Bone Cancer.   I have spent the last few months helping my family adjust to the diagnosis and finding out what needs to be done.  I am choosing to be very blunt about the situation and not sugar coat it.  Being a "glass is half full" type of person I struggle everyday to find the silver lining in all of this.

    Additionally many of my friends have had cancer become part of their family life as well.  We all do what we can to support each other with our similar yet very different situations.  Each situation involves cancer but in various forms and everyone is dealing with different treatment options.

    I look forward to the day when a cure for cancer is found.  The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is working on doing just that.

    At The Princess Margaret, we believe it is the most noble and necessary quest of all — to conquer cancer in our lifetime.

    They are asking for your support with the #SupportPrincessMargaret Lotto and twitter party. Learn more about the prizes you can win from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre WELCOME HOME SWEEPSTAKES by joining in the upcoming twitter party.

    #TwitterParty November 2, 2015 To #SupportPrincessMargaret Cancer Centre

    Twitter Party Info

    WHEN: Monday November 2, 2015, 7:00pm EST
    HOSTS: @PMLotto @HouseandHome
    SPECIAL GUEST: @GlucksteinHome
    MODERATORS: @thePMCF @ChristineLasky
    Prizing: @HudsonsBay Gift Card

    Sunday, October 25, 2015

    Halloween Parties And Trick Or Treating October 2015 In Kitchener Waterloo

    Family Friendly Halloween Weekend Parties

    Friday October 30 2015
    91.5 The Beat Mommylicious Halloween Party
    10am-Noon @ Snyders Family Farm
    Free w/Food Bank Donation

    Splatzone (Paintball for kids)
    Come hunt costumed characters that can't shoot back! Oct 30/31 7-9pm

    Halloween Party @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the lantern lit historic village and see what tricks you'll need to do and what games you'll have to play to get a treat! Scary boo crafts and activities in the museum building will guarantee fun for everyone.
    The Halloween Party is appropriate for children up to the age of 8 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.
    Admission is $5 per child plus taxes, accompanying adult is FREE.

    Spooky Skate @ Cambridge Ice Centre (@ Cambridge Centre Mall)
    Wear your costume to the 6:40pm-8:30pm General Public Skate and skate for FREE, plus a chance to win a 10 pack of public skates!
    Spa-lloween Dance Party
    Ages 5-12
    $39. Dinner included. Call 519-622-8477 or email to book!

    Thriller Workshop
    Bringing Tap Back
    Friday, 30 October 2015 from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
    Register @



    Saturday October 31 2015
    Halloween Party @ Kitchener Market Kids In The Kitchen
    Free Treat @ ESC Coffe for those who show up in costume
    Halloween @ Global Pet Foods
    (various locations see info @ )

    Free Halloween Comic Book Day
    Details at
    Local Retailers Participating

    83 Ontario St S
    230 Weber Street North
    50A Hopeton Street
    (Corner Of Dundas St. And Hopeton St.)
    Trunk Or Treat @ Steckle Farm
    Registration info @
    Halloween Party for the KW community at La Garderie des Lutins
    Tickets are $5 each and include admission into the event and a free hot dog.
    There will be games, contests, a BBQ, a haunted house, crafts, face painting a bake sale and more.
     Event Itinerary:
    11:30am to 12 - Gourd decorating contest
    12:15 to 1pm - Best pie contest (please contact daycare to enter)
    1:15 to 1:30om - Wrap a mummy contest
    1:45 to 2pm- Costume contest

    Halloween Family Fun Day @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    Visit for Halloween fun and enjoy games, decorating mini pumpkins and making crafts to celebrate this spooky holiday – and you'll be home in time to go out trick or treating! All ages.
    Wear your costume if you dare!
    Included with regular admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.

    Dog Haus Parade
    1pm @ Waterloo Public Square
    Dress your pooches up and come out for some spooky fun with the Dog Haus! Don't be afraid to strut your stuff for there will be the chance to win some PRIZES!
    We will be meeting out front of The Shops in Uptown Waterloo and strolling down King to show off your adorable little monsters. This will be a great way to tire out your dogs before the human trick or treating begins! Feel free to dress up yourselves and invite your friends, this is a free event :)
    No retractable leashes please.

    Free Flicks - The Nightmare Before Christmas
    (for those with older kiddos)
    2pm-4pm @KPL Central (DOWNTOWN)

    Trunk Or Treat
    Northside Baptist Church
    Join us for our 3rd annual free Trunk or Treat night. Great for the whole family. We fill our parking lot with all kinds of decorated cars and people in their costumed finest. Go from trunk to trunk to see the exciting displays and play fun games to earn free candy. After all the fun outdoors, you are invited to head inside to warm up with hot dogs, popcorn and hot chocolate. We’ll have coffee and tea for the adults too.

    Splatzone (Paintball for kids)
    Come hunt costumed characters that can't shoot back! Oct 30/31 7-9pm

    Did we miss a family friendly Halloween Event? Post it in the comments!

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Fall Back With The Libman Company Cleaning Trio - Enter To Win

    The Libman Company Helps You "Fall Back" Into Your Cleaning Routine

    We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes this is a sponsored post, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win a floor cleaning trio! Enter the contest at the end of this post

    Earlier this year we shared the great news for Canadians that The Libman Company is headed north to Home Depot Canada in our How The Libman Company Is Liberating Canadians From Hum-Drum Cleaning post.

    Now that autumn has arrived, Daylight Saving Time can really mess up a schedule. In fact it can scare the living daylights out of you!

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    5 Things To Clear Up And Clean Up During Daylight Saving Time

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    2. Flip Or Rotate Your Mattress to give your comfy bed extra longevity. Be sure to wipe down the headboard and frame while the mattress is out of the way.
    3. Clean Out Your Food Storage Area by clearing and dusting shelves. Also check for item expiry dates and stock up on items needed in case of emergency.
    4. Clear Doorways Into Your Home that way you can ensure those entering won't be tripping over items left in the way. Keep a mop close by, so muddy shoes and wet boots don't leave puddles, which can cause a safety hazzard.
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    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    T'is A Glorious Thing That Drayton Entertainment Is Performing Pirates Of Penzance

    Getting A Behind The Scenes Peak At A Pirate King

    This month Drayton Entertainment presents Pirates Of Penzance at the St. Jacob's Country Playhouse. This Gilbert and Sullivan production has wonderful elements of dance, dialogue and "not-so diabolical" pirates.

    As you can see from the video above, this band of pirates add a lot of comedy to the show. With memorable songs and a talented cast, we think you will really enjoy this musical.  With Alex Mustakas as The Pirate King, you may be wanting to join a pirate crew too!

    In honour of opening day of The Pirates of Penzance and #TBT, we give you this awesome pic of Artistic Director Alex...

    Posted by Drayton Entertainment on Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Drayton Celebrates During The Show 

    Drayton Entertainment is celebrating it's 25th year and for those who have attended their shows, you will notice quite a few "easter eggs" throughout the performance.  We don't want to give them away, so we suggest you hurry to see the play before you hear the spoilers!

    Setting The Stage

    Set in Cornwall, England, the silly story surrounds Frederic, a dutiful young man apprenticed to a group of pirates by mistake – thereby setting in motion a life-altering chain of events. On his 21st birthday, Frederic is released from his apprenticeship and falls madly in love with Mabel, Major-General Stanley's youngest daughter. But when he discovers he was born on February 29 and only has a birthday each leap year, he realizes he is indentured to the hapless pirates for another six decades! Will he be forced to lead a life of piratical servitude, or will he find a way to free himself and live happily ever after with Mabel?

    Regular performance tickets are $42.00 for adults; $25.00 for youth under 20 years of age; and groups of 20 or more are $34.00. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.
    Tickets can be purchased in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, online at or by calling the Box Office at (519) 747-7788 or toll free at
    1-855-drayton (372-9866).