Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Fun Oct 31 2009

Just to let you know what's happening besides Trick or Treating!

Blockbuster in the Williamsburg plaza is having free kids rentals Oct 31st only. Must be the $1.99 Kids selection (not new releases or Family)
Halloween Train - October 31, 2009 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Waterloo Central Railway
Take the Halloween Costume Party train deep into North Waterloo. Prizes for the best costumes in several categories. This is a family event.
Location: Waterloo - St. Jacobs
Telephone: (519) 885-2297
Haunted House on Markwood Drive Halloween Food Bank Fundraiser
Event Date(s) 31-Oct-09
Price Free
Address Kitchener, ON, Canada Hello Again,
This year will be better than ever!! We will be accepting, like in previous years, donations for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. I hope that this year we will have more people than ever before making more donations than ever!!

Last year we raised 185 lbs of food and just over $325.00 in monetary donations.

Please come out on Halloween Night and experience our haunted house that is sure to please. Also be sure to come and enjoy the display before Halloween and feel free to donate anytime!!

Please keep in mind that the Haunted House is only open on Saturday October 31st 2009 from 5PM till 10PM.

Check out Youtube for videos about us from CTV News!!!
Here's the links: (copy and paste into your browser)
Scare Fair Halloween Event for ALL Ages
What's that creeping across the Button Factory floor? Wake up from the depths of slumber, you ghastly ghouls and mash your way over to the Button Factory!
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009.
Time: 1pm to 4pm.
Location: The Button Factory, 25 Regina St. Waterloo.
Cost: Members $10, non-members $15. Call to register at 519-886-4577. Website:
If you have any energy left after Halloween.....

FREE Family Fun Day & Open House
Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of FREE music, theatre and events!
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009.
Time: Doors open at 11:30am, activities start at 12noon. The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will perform a concert at 1pm.
Location: Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, (formerly King St. Theatre), Kitchener.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gettng ready for Halloween Fun!

Science Open House
University of Waterloo
Saturday, October 24
10 am - 4 pm
Great family fun - Free attendance for details and parking instructions.
Physics, chemistry, biology, and geosciences come to life in interactive and hands-on activities
Thrill the World KW!
Want to take part in setting a world record? Who doesn't want to dress like a zombie and perform Michael Jackson's Thriller dance? Thrill the World KW is a fundraising event for the Working Centre. Workshops will be held to learn the Thriller Dance! A huge group of people from KW will perform the dance simultaneously with thousands of other people Worldwide! Check out Thrill the World KW on facebook or at if you want to make a difference and have a blast!
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009.
Location: Civic Square, Kitchener City Hall.
Community Hallowe'en Carnival
The Waterloo Regional Block Parent Program presents: Community Hallowe'en Carnival! Music with Brian (! Carnival games, penny gift table, snacks, drinks, costume juding and parade, loot bags, plus enter for your chance to win a BlackBerry Curve 900.
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009.
Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Location: Waterloo Forbes Hall, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E. Waterloo. For more information call 519-745-8410. Website:
Age specific events below
For those w/Toddlers
Date: Oct. 24, 2009 Saturday
Venue: Waterloo
Cost: -

Busy Bees Playground 1st Anniversary Party!
Join us in celebrating our 1st year anniversary party. Lots of fun things for children including balloon animals, face painting, loot bags and indoor play. Enter to win a birthday party!
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009.
Location: Busy Bees Playground
Cost: $5 per family.

For those w/Teens
Date: Oct. 23, 2009 Friday
Venue: Cambridge

Starlight Film Fest
United Way fundraiser where teens (ages 13-18) get the chance to watch movies and consume popcorn, nachos and pop until dawn. This is a safe and supervised event, complete with representatives from St. John Ambulance and Waterloo Regional Police, as well as many trained adult volunteers.
Date: Friday, October 23, 2009.
Time: 11:45pm.
Location: Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge Centre.
Tickets: $20 per ticket. Tickets available at the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries office, 150 Main St. Cambridge, Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge Centre on Hespeler Road. Website:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Oven Turkey Ready in 45 mins

I know this is a little after Thanksgiving (for us Canadian folk), but it might help at Christmas.

One of my Twitter Pals
@SharonDV did this over Thanksgiving & she said it really worked.
She cooked her Turkey in the oven in 45 Mins!

Here's the link to the video

Takes a minute to load up, then a quick commerical then the quick how to video.

Let me know how it goes for you!

For more handy hints go to

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thanksgiving & Oktoberfest in Kitchener Waterloo

Hi Everyone

1st off THANK-YOU to everyone who came to MeFest!
I'd love to know if you came & what your favorite part was (Just reply to this message)

Next is Oktoberfest
has a full list of family events

has a list of all events

Shantzholm Pumpkins
1544 Bleams Rd.,

Free family farm fun!
Farm animals, small straw maze, large corn maze
Produce for purchase - pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, straw bales, corn stalks, squash

As you say on your facebook page, you are looking for things to do with your son that don't cost a fortune. Well, that's why we've set up our farm the way we have. We have 8 children & understand about not wanting every little thing to cost something. So that is why we do not charge admission.

Please get back to me is you want more info, or come out to our farm & see for yourself!
we are open until Nov 1, Mon-Sat 8-8, Sundays 12-6
We are open Thanksgiving Monday for the full day as well.
• Family Sundays
Interactive activities, drama games, storytelling, for ages 4-12, drop in from 2 to 5 p.m.; free, 519-579-5860, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
• Peter Pan
Dufflebag Theatre production, 1:30 p.m.; $2, 519-740-4681, ext. 4376, Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson St., Cambridge
Saturday, October 10, 2009
• Family Concert
Thanksgiving! with K-W Symphony, pre-show children's activities, 1:15 p.m.; $10, $15 adult advance, 519-578-1570, 519-745-4711, Centre in the Square, Kitchener

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!