Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Events, Activities And Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo

As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast

Ongoing Events

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

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are a the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area! No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website:

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:
The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.
The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly starting January 2016 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings
Parents/caregivers can register online at The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this…

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…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar

 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 is free 

Laundry Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies)

Classic Car Mondays
Kitchener-Waterloo residents of all ages are invited to join car enthusiasts as they showcase their special edition and classic cars every Monday from June 6th to September 19th. Show & Shine Classic Car Mondays will run from 6 pm until dusk in the PartSource parking lot at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (weather permitting).  Admission is free and there are there great prizes to be won.  Public transit and parking is available.

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!
With Erick Traplin Aug 2,16 and 30th

Bike It You’ll Like It and Long Table Tuesdays

Wool Processing @ Joseph Schneider Haus
10am-5pm regular admission applies
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.…/event-details/…

Folk Medicine @ Joseph Schneider Haus
10am-5pm regular admission applies


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…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…
Live Music

 Food Preservation and Storage @ Joseph Schneider Haus
10am-5pm regular admission applies
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.…/event-details/…

Boston Pizza at Erb and Erbsville is every Thursday 5:30-7:30pm

Outdoor Concert Series @ Castle Kilbride Baden
Concerts are every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Weather Permitting)
Admission is by donation.

Bake Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies)

Construction Squared
A weekly noon hour event series featuring local performers.Join us in Waterloo Public Square every Friday from 12-1pm.

Movies Under The Stars @ Shades Mill Cambridge
Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 10 and continuing until mid- September in the new outdoor amphitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park on Avenue Road in Cambridge. Please note that movies are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather.Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 9 p.m. during the longer days of June and July to 7:30 p.m. in September. Cancellations due to poor weather or schedule changes will be posted on the GRCA events calendar, Facebook and Twitter, or call the park at 519-621-3697.The movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G). Specific movies for each Friday are listed in the Events Calendar on the GRCA website at

KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex

FREE FLICKS (suited for the older teen crown) @KPL DOWNTOWN

Bake Days @ Joseph Schneider Haus (regular admission applies)

Sunday Family Fun Days @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Enjoy hands-on activities, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more!

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides in the Village
Sundays in July and August, 1 to 4 p.m.
(note on July 24 wagon rides have been cancelled)
Sunday afternoons in July and August enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through Doon Heritage Village then enjoy our Summer Music Series and the hands-on museum gallery and village activities and demonstrations. Wagon rides and all activities are included with general admission. $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST.

Sunday Sampler @ Joesph Schneider Haus
1pm-4pm (regular admission applies)

Waterloo Public Square Drum Circle - Sunday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Uptown Waterloo.Bring your drum & percussion & a folding chair.It's free & everyone is welcome!

August 2016 Blast

August 2

Stargazing Event @ University of Waterloo Brubacher House
Parking will be available in the OpenText lot on Frank Tompa Drive, north of Brubacher House. Please do not park in the small gravel lot adjacent to the field, as your car lights interfere with our stargazing.

Aug 2-7
Legends Of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.  See our review at
Aug 3-6
It Runs In The Family at the Drayton Festival Theatre, Drayton Ontario. See our review at

August 3
Outdoor Movie With Your Dog
Civic Centre Park Kitchener (Near KPL and Centre In The Square)
Families are welcome to attend FREE of charge and bring their dogs too!
Things will kick off at 8 pm with a walk to tire out the dogs and the movie to follow at sun down.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 7 – 8pm
St. Marys Museum, St. Marys Ontario
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an outdoor concert on the front lawn of the St. Marys Museum with local bluegrass band, Corduroy Gordon! Concert will be moved to St. James Anglican Church (65 Church Street South) in inclement weather.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Aug 3: Corduroy Gordon
Aug 10: Cat Clyde
Aug 17: Steph and the Gals
Aug 24: Phil Ruthig
Aug 31: The Gee Gees
Phone number:

August 4
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
4273 King St East
Kitchener, ON, Canada N2P 2E9
Allianz Global Assistance hosts an annual BBQ and Carnival in support of Send’em Off Smiling (SOS).  SOS is a children’s charity where we fundraise to purchase new school supplies, clothes and running shoes and put it all into a backpack for underprivileged children in our community for their first day back to school.

Our event will include games such as a water bucket splash, pie in the face, high striker, raffle table, henna tattoos, and many more fun carnival games where people can win prizes. There will also be a great BBQ to end the summer.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Jungle Book
Cambridge City Hall

August 4-7
Kitchener Bluesfestival
Victoria Park and Downtown Kitchener
There is a cost for the Thursday night concert, but the rest of the outdoor concerts at City Hall and Victoria Park are free. 
Plus there is a Children’s Stage on Saturday and Sunday afternoon on King St between Ontario St. and Queen St.

August 5
The Avengers
Guelph Market Square

The Peanuts Movie
Shades Mill Cambridge - admission applies

August 6

Blues Breakfast @ Kitchener Market
Stop in at the Kitchener Market for breakfast and cooking demo with Chef Derek Hines, and get into the groove. Get your blues on with Jay and Wendy outside on the piazza. Jay will be on the guitar and Wendy’s voice is sure to get you in the blues spirit with the sounds of Janis Joplin.
There will also be face painting and fun crafts for kids!

Baden Cornfest

Grow Your Own Herbs @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
1:30pm-3:30pm Learn about and how to plant and save herbs to use in your home. See, smell and taste the extensive collection of herbs grown in Doon Heritage Village’s gardens. Learn their historic and modern uses and how to clean, prepare and store them for lasting vitality.In this hands-on workshop, you will start your own potted herb plants from freshly collected seeds to take home for your garden or window sill.
Admission is $10 per person plus HST. Member’s discount applies. Advance registration is required. Capacity is limited. Advance registration required. To register and purchase tickets call 519-748-1914. VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Member’s discount applies. No cancellations or refunds.

Galt Grandfest Music Festival (Cambridge)
Experience live music in the heart of the city – Downtown Galt. Join us on August 6th, 2016 to hear music by artists and bands playing tribute to some of the biggest names out there. Two stages: Upper Dickson Street and Lower Main Street; food vendors, beer & wine, sidewalk vendor sale and fun activities for the whole family! This festival comes to you once a year and is put on by the business owners in the Business Improvement Area core – you don’t want to miss it!
Visit our events pages for complete artist listings for both stages: Main Street Stage and Dickson Street Stage.

August 7

Sunday August 7th, 2016
10:00am to 12:00pm
Downtown Kitchener BIA Stage
FREE pancakes, coffee, juice and water (while supplies last)
Featuring A Joyous Noise
Brought to you by the businesses of Downtown Kitchener
Donations to the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society accepted
(We love our furry friends too… But please leave them at home. Pets are not permitted within the fenced area). 

August 8

Women's ride/safety training/bike workshop

  • Date: Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Recycle Cycles (37 Market Lane, downtown Kitchener)
  • Details: This is a FREE friendly meet-up event for local women who are eager to feel more comfortable riding a bike in the city. Bike maintenance and road safety experts will be on-site for: group info sessions, one-on-one assistance, and bike tune ups. Later in the evening, those who are interested can head out on a casual group ride.  
  • How to sign up: RSVP @ Eventbrite: Women's Bike Safety Night.

August 9
Movie In The Park For The Dogs
(with your dog) @ Waterloo Park
Hotel For Dogs
You do not have to own a dog to attend. $2 donation per adult to attend

August 11
Zootopia (read our review at )
Waterloo Park

Finding Nemo
Cambridge City Hall

August 12
Peanuts Movie
Williamsburg Park

Shades Mill Cambridge - admission applies

Aug 13
Lowes Build and Grow Race Car Workshop
Free but you must register

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Skateboard Pencil Case
Free but you must register

Sheridan Nurseries Little Diggers – Tic Tac Toe Board
10:30amPre-registration is required.Members: $5.00  Non-members: $7.00
Placemaking Challenge in Kitchener
Various Sites
Eight groups of informal neighbours will transform places in their neighbourhoods into something even better. Everyone is welcome to join the fun and see what placemaking looks like in action!
• A secret fairy village, with hidden and magical discoveries at Shantz Park (at River Road and Manchester Road)
• A “gaga ball” court and tree planting at Marl Meadow Court cul-de-sac
• An historical map workshop featuring local landmarks of Lower Doon at Willow Lake Park
• An interactive mural painting, featuring local youth collaborating with an artist to paint a storage shed at the Forest Heights Community Centre edible forest
• A beach picnic in Victoria Park, complete with beach games, sandboxes and tunes
• A pollinator garden of raised beds with plants friendly to bees in a vacant lot just off the corner of Wellington Street and Lancaster Street
• Soccer nets and a food truck on the massive cul-de-sac at Hartwood Court
• A lemonade stand and community message board at the Ferdinand Street entrance to the Spur Line trail

13th Annual Soapbox Derby! Calvary will provide the Soapbox!! All you need is a helmet!
10am (Cambridge)
Ages 5 - 10 can participate, but bring the entire family for a fun day!! Register at
Paw Patrol at
Fairy Tale Magic Event @ Preston Kinsmen Hall Cambridge

Begins at 11am
Ticket info

Bracelet Of Hope Summer Festival in Guelph
Claire Coutts doing face painting, while Spiderman and friends have some fun with the kids. Plus live bands and food trucks

Art In The Car Park @ The Family Centre 65 Hanson Ave. Kitchener
FREE and FUN Activities for the Whole Family
Have fun with Electronic Music Making 
Create your own colourful Pinwheels and Spinning Animation 
Enjoy writing your name is Arabic Calligraphy
Decorate your hands with beautiful Henna Designs
Love dancing? Dance with Syrian Debke group 
Face Painting, Balloon Animals & MORE
FREE Picnic Lunch for the First 300 Registrants
Register at

Saturday, August 13, 2016 2pm-4pm
Victoria Park Island, Kitchener
To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90 birthday, Kitchener Centre Conservative EDA is hosting a garden party on Victoria Park Island on August 13,2016 from 2:00 t0 4:00. This community party is not only to honour a personal milestone in Her Majesty's life but to also celebrate an historic occasion in our Nation.
Light refreshments of scones, jam, tea, ice tea and lemonade will be served in tents near the band stand as guests are entertained with music by the Kitchener Music Society. Garden party attire is encouraged and formal garden party attire is most welcome. Feel free to bring your own favorite tea cup.
Tickets to the Garden Party will be available at the bridge entrance to the island,from members of the Kitchener Centre Conservative EDA or by calling 519-743-1996 or email The cost is $5.00 per individual and $10.00 per family. Limited number of tickets are available so purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Because of the numbers of guest please leave Rover at home. Dogs will not be allowed on the island during the Garden Party.
Come and enjoy Her Majesty the Queen's Garden Party by wishing her many happy years ahead and thanking her for her gifts of service, dedication, and love to our Nation.
Phone number:

Kids In Kilts @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
This month crafty kids will have tons of fun creating spectacular Shimmering Chandeliers. $3 per child, adults, no charge.

Aug 13 and 14
Farm Animals Weekend @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Discover the basics of horse care, watch harnessing demonstrations or assist our farm staff with barn chores. You won't be able to contain your egg-citement at our interactive chicken discussion, and children will love discovering the animal answers to our interactive scavenger hunt. (regular admission applies)

August 13 and 14
Cambridge Street Art Festival

Aug 15
Boys Action Camp @ Doon Presbyterian Church
35 Roos St Kitchener
9am-3pm for ages 8-13, cost $12

Monday, August 15, 2016 | 5 – 6pm
985332 Perth Oxford County Road, Tavistock, Ontario985332 Perth Oxford County Road, Tavistock, Ontario
The RCMP Musical Ride will be coming to Tavistock on August 15! Come check out these talented officers and their horses put on an amazing show!!
Tickets are $10 in advance for adults, $5 for children 6-14 and kids 5&under are FREE!! Please go to for more information or call 519-655-2776 for tickets!!
All proceeds are going to the Tavistock Agricultural Society, and we will be putting that money back into the community by hosting more great community events such as the Annual Fall Fair!!
Hope to see everyone out!!
Phone number:

Games, activities, food and more..
Popcorn, snowcones, juggler and Jumpy castle.
Here’s your ticket, you’re on your way
Come on down to Doon Village today!
868 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener
August 17

Infrastructure Ride

  • Date: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
  • Time: 5-6 p.m.
  • Location: the ride will begin and end in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King Street West) by the CAB bike rack
  • Details: Not sure what different road signs or pavement markings mean for cyclists?  Danny Pimentel, active transportation planning project manager for the City of Kitchener, will be leading a bike ride of the city's cycling infrastructure so you can familiarize yourself with the rules of the road and the types of infrastructure being put in place to improve cycling around the city.
  • How to sign up: RSVP by emailing

August 18
The Peanuts Movie
Waterloo Park

Mrs. Doubtfire
Cambridge City Hall

August 19th

Kombucha Tea @ Joseph Schneider Haus 2pm
Steeped in tradition, help stimulate your metabolism and maintain a healthy immune system with this refreshing, naturally effervescent drink. Learn all about the health benefits of Kombucha tea with Cathy Kelly. Included with admission.

August 20
Aviation Fun Day @ Waterloo Region International Airport

Community Gardens @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Learn how to become part of a community garden or how to start one in your own community and then have a tour of the gardens at Joseph Schneider Haus and the community garden across the street. Included with admission.

6:30pm University Stadium, Seagram Dr. Waterloo

The Tragically Hip - A National Celebration concert in the Waterloo Public Square!
Free Livestream of the concert
August 20-21
Moparfest New Hamburg   

Aug 21
We always recommend this yearly event!
11am-5pm at Victoria Park Kitchener

Open Streets Uptown Waterloo

August 24
The Angry Birds Movie
Victoria Park

August 25
Cambridge City Hall

August 25-28

Waterloo Busker Carnival

August 26
Books and Babies @ Words Worth Books Waterloo
A fun-filled half hour of stories and songs to help you bond with your little bookworm.  Suitable for babies and toddlers; must be accompanied by a guardian.

Bee Movie
Shades Mill Cambridge - admission applies
August 27

Wonders of Nature Festival @ Huron Natural Area Kitchener 
Explore nature in the city. We’re partnering with Waterloo Region Nature for the second Wonders of Nature Festival, Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huron Natural Area. It’s free and there will be lots to do for children and adults. 

Cambridge Comic Arts Festival

August 27-28
Apple-iscious Weekend @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
As the summer season comes to an end, it's time to bring in the apples! Join our staff to try some of the delicious things you can make with apples, learn how to make cider, or what kind of care goes into growing your own apples.

Aug 28
The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to host the 6th Annual Doon Cruise-In auto extravaganza 9:30am-4pm
All makes and models will be on display, custom & stock 1990 and older. Tour the living history village, visit the new galleries in the museum and enjoy a classic car show. Our Summer Music Series takes place at the gazebo with the John McKinley Band performing throughout the afternoon. The car show and live entertainment are included with general admission. Visitors: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST. Car show participants are free with a food or cash donation to the local food bank.

Paw Patrol @ Shamrocks Fundraiser For United Way
$10 for tickets
446 Kingscourt Dr. Waterloo, back of building

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