Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Break, St. Patrick's Day And More March 2017 Activities and Events 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
University of Waterloo Research Studies
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 cclr.uwaterloo.ca

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
EMAIL: babylab@uwaterloo.ca

Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
Website: uwaterloo.ca/social-development-lab
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775
Email: sdl@uwaterloo.ca


Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!

No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website: www.scouthouseband.com/cadets

Be a snow angel! Keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow can be very challenging for older adults and people with limited mobility. As a snow angel, you can be good neighbour by clearing snow for those who need assistance. All you have to do is adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand. It’s also a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours needed and to exercise outdoors! Learn more: www.kitchener.ca/snowangels



Daily
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 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-registration.html The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-regist…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo
Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/

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 https://creeksidechurch.ca/playground/


Mondays

Discover Mondays @ Chicopee

There is no better time to try the amazing sport of skiing or snowboarding than on a Monday at Chicopee! For only $29, the lowest price in Ontario, you get a beginner lesson, equipment rentals and a Learning Centre Lift Ticket. Station lessons run from 5pm - 8pm and are provided in a station style format - go through different micro-lessons at your own pace and advance when you want. Lift tickets valid until 9pm. Program is available every Monday after 5pm (Starting January 9th). http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/rates-memberships/lift_tickets/

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!

·         March 7: Erick Traplin
·         March 21: Erick Traplin


Tots Time @ Waterloo 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. (resumes Jan 17) http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/tots-time/
Family Karaoke - Gemstone Entertainment, Every Tuesday 7:30pm-11:00pm at Kelsey's 576 King North http://www.gemstoneentertainment.com/karaoke.html


Wednesdays

Student Wednesdays @ Chicopee

Studying is hard work. Why not take a break and get some fresh air? Whether you’re in elementary school, high school, university, or college, just show us your active student card (if over the age of 16) and get an All Access Lift Ticket for ONLY $20! Offer is available every Wednesday night after 5pm (Starting January 11th). http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/rates-memberships/lift_tickets/

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  http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…

Tots Time @ Waterloo 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.(resumes Jan 17 for Tues and Jan 19 for Thursdays)  
http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/tots-time

Family Karaoke - Gemstone Entertainment,
Thursdays 7:30pm-11:00pm at Wild Wing 600 Laurelwood Dr. http://www.gemstoneentertainment.com/karaoke.html


Fridays
Kitchener Market
Music and Movement 10 -10:30 a.m. Jan. 6- Mar. 31
Drop in Play Time 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6- Mar. 31

Imagination and creativity are developed and explored through rhymes, songs, finger plays and gross motor activities. Come out and support your child's language development and experience the benefits of physical activity. Ages: Newborns - six
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=da344a53-1ad8-403a-be06-6ffe15ca65f5

Family Fridays @ Chicopee

It’s been a long week. Time to spend some time with family! Come out to Chicopee on Friday night and experience a fun and healthy activity together. You can take advantage of our $39 discover programs (Learning Centre lift ticket, rentals and beginner lesson) or $25 all access lift tickets. Station lessons run from 5pm - 8pm and are provided in a station style format - go through different micro-lessons at your own pace and advance when you want. Program is available after 5pm every Friday (Starting January 13th). Must be a family of 2 or more. http://www.discoverchicopee.com/index.php/rates-memberships/lift_tickets/

Saturdays
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 $2.99 Films @ Cineplex
11am http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

Sundays
Family Karaoke - Gemstone Entertainment, Sundays 3:30-7:30 Churchill Arms 355 Erb St. W http://www.gemstoneentertainment.com/karaoke.html


March 2017 Event Blast


Safety Tree Safety Classes For Kids March Break Info https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/




Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar http://rwlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar

Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar http://ideaexchange.org/programs/calendar-node-field-time

March 2
Parents’ Night Out @ KW Comedy Festival Gala – Centre In The Square https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/01/kitchener-waterloo-comedy-festival-gala.html


March 4

Hockeytown @ Kitchener City Hall 10am-4pmKitchener Minor Hockey (tyke players) will play five games for a chance to win the Mayor's Cup. An event for hockey lovers, there will be sporty games for all ages, inflatable play areas inside the rotunda, a charitable BBQ and more. This event is Kitchener's 'Winter Classic' for young hockey players in our city - so come and show them your support and share in the joy of Canada's sport. http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?&eventID=121

Free Family Day Skate @ The Aud 1pm-3pm http://media.metroland.com/newsletters/RecordCirc/Rec_Mar17_online.html
 
Listowel Paddy Fest begins March 4 – dates, times, venues vary https://www.listowelkinsmen.org/blank-cee5

Family Art Hangouts | Free
Drop-in 1-3 pm | All ages
Everyone welcome | Activities designed for ages 4-12 with adult companion

Meet us at The Family Centre once a month for free hands-on art-making fun for the whole family!  Activities take place at The Family Centre in the Creative Space, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener.  New activities each month. http://www.kwag.ca/en/programs/FamilyArtHangouts.asp

March 5

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 9 – 10am
Location:
Victoria Park Pavillion
Summary:
Do yoga to beat arthritis!

Join us Sunday, March 5 for the Arthritis Research Foundation's annual yoga fundraiser at the Victoria Park Pavillion. Participants of all ages and abilities come together for a morning of live yoga music, snacks and drinks, and a specialized yoga session.

Head to powerofmovement.ca to register and we'll see you on the mat!
Phone number:
416-586-3224
Website:

The Guelph Model Railroad Society welcomes visitors to our annual Fall show, with special model train guest *Thomas! When: Sunday March 5th, 2017 – From 10AM until 4PM Admission: $5.00 per adult. Children 12 and under free. Proceeds go to help fund the club.*Please note: All trains, including Thomas, are models, not full size. 50 Crimea St. Guelph http://wfreeth.wixsite.com/guelphmodelrailroad

March 9

Owl Prowl
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 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 and we ask that you pay in advance  - sign up today!
Phone number:
5196509336
Website:

March 11-18 Irish Real Life Festival – date, times, venues vary http://www.irishreallifefestivalkw.com

March 11
Home Depot Build a Rain Gauge
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 10:00 AM to noon
Kids will learn how to build a Rain Gauge with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
Kids' projects can be painted in-store. Please dress appropriately for painting. https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html


March 12
KW Titans Game 2pm http://kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

Hockey Her Way
A one day hockey event in support of girls hockey.
The event consists of 2 learning sessions for girls of all ages:
1) On-ice learn to skate and off-ice hockey fundamentals
2) Off-ice strategy learning and on-ice practice
Then there will be a community co-ed road hockey tournament that anyone is welcome to come out to and support. There will be road hockey, skill testing games, music and more.
Come out and support the girls hockey community on March 12, 2017 at The Aud in Kitchener, Ontario.
http://www.kitchener.ca/en/calendar/Details.aspx?Id=90c33b25-1c0a-4448-bba9-2ab32a349be1


MARCH BREAK


March Break Events at Chapters Waterloo https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/march-break/events-2017

March Break FREE Family Movies Mon-Fri @ 3:45pm at KPL downtown http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar

$3.00 Family Movies @ Landmark Cinemas various times https://www.landmarkcinemas.com/movie-deals/march-movie-break


March Break @ Bingemans Funworx and Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge http://bingemans.com

March Break Entertainers @ Boston Pizza Cambridge https://www.facebook.com/events/386644658352135#

Spend March Break with dinosaurs! Bring the whole family to see the new Tyrannosaurus: Meet the Family exhibit @ Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON

First time in North America!

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family is a fun and interactive exhibit that explores the world of the T-Rex! The whole family will love this amazing exhibit. Included with general admission. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=227&type=0&calendar=1&eventTime=0



March 14
Little Diggers @ Sheridan Nurseries 10:30am-11:15am
Keep those Little Digger's busy this March Break! They'll create a tissue paper vase that they can fill with flowers or give as a gift.

Pre-registration is required. Members: $5.00 & Non-members: $7.00 http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/little_diggers_club/tissue_paper__vase___little_diggers

Trolls Movie @ Kingsdale Centre 1pm https://www.facebook.com/events/206911846444639#
Konstructive Kids Craft @ Cambridge Centre Mall
Join us Tuesday, March 14 1-3pm at Centre Court. Children 6 to 12 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to create a FREE March Break craft. While supplies last. http://cambridge-centre.com/events/konstructive-kids-craft-2

March 15
Little Diggers @ Sheridan Nurseries 10:30am-11:15am
Keep those Little Digger's busy this March Break! They'll create a whole crew of fury forest finger puppet friends to enjoy the March Break with.
Pre-registration is required. Members: $5.00 & Non-members: $7.00 http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/little_diggers_club/furry_forest_finger_puppets___little_diggers

It’s Carnival Day at Cambridge Ice Centre on Wednesday, March 15th!

FREE face painting by Creations Art & Pottery Studio and balloon art by the Twisted Ones. 10:30am – 3:30pm

FREE Ice Skating* 10:40am to 12 Noon & 2:10pm to 3:30pm  *Maximum capacity of 200 patrons. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Regular public skate and rental rules apply.

Tea With Granny @ McDougall Cottage – Cambridge 2 to 4 p.m.
A March Break tea specially meant for you and your granny, or anyone else who is special to you.We'll be serving up sandwiches, shortbread, scones with cream and more, all for a mere $15/person plus HST.  Please call to reserve a spot. http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=138&type=0&calendar=2

March 16
Little Diggers @ Sheridan Nurseries 10:30am-11:15am
Bring out your Little Diggers green thumb with this class. We will teach them how to create their very own magical Fairy Garden that they can bring home! $15 http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/little_diggers_club/miniature_garden_fun

March Break Family Fun Day @ Kitchener Market 10:30am-12:30pm FREE EVENT

Please join us for March Break Fun Day at the Kitchener Market where we will have tons of free activities to keep your little ones having fun!
- Artshine kid's art programming for all ages (younger children as well as school aged children)
- Irish dancers
- Face painting
And more!
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=a08461fe-54aa-48aa-9e28-abccaa45d5c7

March 17 - St Patrick's Day

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 12 – 3pm
Location:
North House, 681 Blair Road, Cambridge
Summary:
It is easy being green when you're in a green home on St. Patrick's Day! North House is rare's solar-powered, green housing prototype. Come learn about sustainable, compact living and make an environmentally friendly St. Patrick's Day craft. On this tour, explore many of the emerging technological advances and concepts of modern living showcased at North House and perhaps find a leprechaun's pot of gold! Dress in green for extra fun! For children ages 6-12 and their chaperons.
Phone number:
5196509336
Website:

St. Patrick’s Day Night Train
http://waterloocentralrailway.com/st-patricks-night-train



March 18
St. Patty’s Day Party @ Kitchener Market FREE EVENT
10am-Noon

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.

The theme is St. Patrick's Day! Wear GREEN and come enjoy Irish themed festivities, food and fun times!

We will also have:
- Face painting
- Puzzles
- 'Shamrock Scramble'
- Irish Dancers
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=c0d171d7-93d6-43b6-b628-8b77238e835c

Moon Mouse @ Centre In The Square 11am and 2pm Tickets: $10 (Child), $15 (Adult), $35 (Family 5-Pack) http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/05/family-fun-starts-with-5-for-centre-in.html

Chapters Waterloo Saturday, March 18th 2-4PM - LEGO Minifigure Swap Day * Chapters Waterloo ONLY

The Rules:

All series welcome (not just the latest) to trade/swap

Kids and Big Kids of all ages are welcome (Average age 7-13 Years)

Minifigures to be traded in complete form (Head, body and legs) 

Accessories do not need to be included, but if they are, you’re in luck!

Participants place their Minifigures in front of them and negotiations begin.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the swap to supervise their child’s trades.  Chapters Waterloo is not responsible for replacing any lost or mini’s traded in error.

Saturday, March 18th - Local Author Shirley Hartung as she signs copies of her book, Different but the same.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 9am – 4pm
Location:
Cambridge Newfoundland Club
Summary:
Buy! Sell! Trade! Evaluate! Coins, paper money, gold, silver, tokens, trade dollars, Canadian Tire money and militaria. FREE ADMISSION.
Phone number:
519-807-1881
Website:

Kids In Kilts @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.

One special day each month, we invite children, ages 3 and up, to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft.This month crafty kids will have tons of fun creating Paper Lantern Balloons. $3 per child, adults, no charge. http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=93&type=0&calendar=2

March 18 and 19
Maple Syrup @ Joseph Schneider Haus Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun, 1 to 5 p.m. Sap will be simmering outside. Sample taffy and maple cake. -admission applies
http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=212&type=0&calendar=3

March 19
KW Titans Game 2pm http://kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

The Balloon Tree – Cambridge Centre For The Arts 60 Dickson St. Cambridge

To Be Determined Theatre Co. presents a stage adaptation of the beloved Canadian children's book 'The Balloon Tree'! Leap from reality into this Renaissance inspired fairy tale by beloved Canadian children's author Phoebe Gilman. We follow Princess Leora on a magical adventure through her village in search for the one object that will save them all - a balloon. Up against her evil uncle, the Archduke, and all the guards in the kingdom she cannot make it without the help of the villagers, and of course, the audience! Set off on a magical, musical journey filled with live music, secret passageways, wizards, magic spells, sword fighting and lots and lots of balloons! This stage adaptation, written by To Be Determined Theatre Co.'s Artistic Director Alexandra Lent, sticks to the original story bringing the whimsical charm of this tale to life onstage. With elements of live music, song, sword fighting and audience interaction this production is a magical journey for audiences of all ages. 
Doors open at 1:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at any City of Cambridge Recreation Centre or CORAL online.  Bar Code No. 242092
Admission: $5.00
Phone: (519) 740-4681 ext. 4376


March 23 POWER RANGERS Special event @ Landmark Cinemas Waterloo – contest coming soon!

March 25
Grub and the Rainbow @ Centre In The Square 11am and 2pm Tickets: $10 (Child), $15 (Adult), $35 (Family 5-Pack) http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/05/family-fun-starts-with-5-for-centre-in.html

Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshop @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Impress your friends with beautiful hand decorated Easter Eggs. $10 plus HST, materials included. Pre-register. Ages 12 and up. Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Call 519-742-7752 to register. http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=204&type=0&calendar=3


March 25 and 26
Egg Dyeing and Scratching @ Joseph Schneider Haus Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.

Egg dyeing and scratching – Pennsylvania-German style. Help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs. -admission applies http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=219&type=0&calendar=3

March 28
2 for 1 tickets to the KW TITANS GAME WITH CODE TITANTUESDAY 7pm http://kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

March 29
Alan Doyle @ Centre In The Square https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/02/alan-doyle-and-beautiful-gypsies-centre.html


March 31
Teddy Bear Night @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 6 to 8 p.m.
Children and their favourite stuffed animal are invited to a party!
Kids and their favourite teddy bear or stuffie are once again invited to a fun night at the museum.  Games, crafts, storytelling and delicious snacks are part of the party! 
At the end of the evening kids will leave their stuffie for a sleepover with the dinosaurs at the museum. Then come back the next day to pick up your stuffie and see the pictures of all the adventures the stuffed toys had overnight.
Advanced registration required. Admission is $10 per child plus HST, accompanying adult free.
http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=415&type=0&calendar=1

If you know about a LOW COST Family Friendly event that is not listed please post it in the comments and our GROUP PAGE https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/

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