Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day & March Break Events

There are some new items added since the last blast, so make the rest of March Break COUNT!


Thursday, March 17, 2011
11am – 2pm
Location: Kitchener City Hall
Civic Square
200 King Street, West
Summary: Join us on St. Patrick's Day for some Irish fun! 11:00am-11:45am-Music, 11:45am-12:15pm-Dole Tinkers, 12:15pm-12:30pm-Shannon Doyle Dance Academy, 12:35pm-1:30pm-Dole Tinkers, 1:30pm-2:00pm-Music. Eat a BBQ lunch with three different menu choices, provided by the Kiwanis Club.
Phone number: 519-745-3536

There are free 3-D fireworks at Southworks Outlet Mall in Cambridge tonight at 8:00pm... as well as free coupon books for Southworks stores... come for a chili dinner before the fireworks with guest chef Noland Ralph from 4 - 9pm....we also have 'Toy Soup' at Southworks...a fabulous toy store!!!
(I'm not sure what how 3-D fireworks differ from regular ones, on a screen perhaps? So contact Southworks if you need more in-Lisa)

Friday, March 18, 2011
1 – 3pm
Location: The rare Administration Centre
1679 Blair Road
Summary: Join our education staff to find out more about birds in your own backyard. After a slideshow presentation we will hike the trails and call for birds on rare property. This presentation and hike is geared for children ages 7-12. Please dress accordingly for weather and bring adequate rain gear, water bottle, warm clothing and suitable footwear. Space is limited, please register early by March 16 by email at or by telephone or website provided below.
Cost: $5.00 per child.
Phone number: 519-650-9336 x125

Friday, March 18, 2011
Location: Kitchener Market
300 King Street, East
Kitchener, Summary: The Rodent's Gazette is sending you on special assignment. If you are willing to accept the challenge, join us as we get the inside scoop on all that is Geronimo! For ages 6-12.
Phone number: 519-741-2287

Fill A Truck Event
Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20, 2011
Location: Waterloo Public Square/Cambridge Centre
Summary: March 19th from 10am to 3pm at Waterloo Public Square. And March 20th from 10am to 3pm at The Cambridge Centre. Bring your reusable clothing, shoes, linen, bedding and clothing accessories. Proceeds from the clothesline program are used to fund diabetes research, education, services and advocacy with The Canadian Diabetes Association. For more information please see the phone number and website provided below.
Phone number: 519-623-0216

20th Annual Cambridge Coin Show
Saturday, March 19, 2011
9am – 4pm
Location: Cambridge Newfoundland Club
1500 Dunbar Road
Summary: Presented by the Cambridge Coin Club; buy, sell, trade and evaluate at 52 tables. Tokens, trade dollars, coins, paper money, ctc coupons and militaria. Proceeds to charitable organizations. For more information contact Vincent at 519-740-1416 or Louie at 519-653-7838 or email .
Cost: Free admission

School of Public Interest presents Food Justice: Our Food, Our Bodies
Saturday, March 19
9am – Sunday, March 20, 2011
Location: University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue, West
Summary: March 19, 2011 from 9:00am to 5:00pm; March 20, 2011 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. To look critically at our food system-present and future-with a focus on equity, justice, community and sustainability. this event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, March 19, 2011
1 – 3pm
Location: Cambridge Galleries Queen's Square
1 North Square
Summary: Brian Sinclair will cover all of the basics on how to construct your own pinhole camera, proper exposure and will demonstrate the magic of developing pinhole images in a darkroom setting. Make your own camera and take your very own image home with you. Please register early as spots are limited. For further information you can see the phone number and website provided below.
Cost: $10.00
Phone number: 519-621-0460 ext 119

Kids In Kilts
Saturday, March 19, 2011
1 – 4pm
Location: McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Ave. S.
Summary: Kids In Kilts will make lamb puppets to remind them how March came in. Ages 3 plus. Drop in. For further information please see the phone number and website provided below.
Cost: Free
Phone number: 519-624-8250

Motorcycle show at Bingemans

Tubing for Charity
Saturday, March 19, 2011
7 – 10pm
Location: Chicopee Tube Park
1600 River Road, East
Kitchener, Summary: Come out for a night of tubing and help support The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Grand River Hospital. 505 of sales go to the Hospital. Come join the fun for a good cause!
Phone number: 519-895-2322
Website:  (pricing not listed)

Play with Clay
Sunday, March 20, 2011
1 – 4pm
Location: The Clay & Glass Gallery
25 Caroline St. N.
Waterloo, Summary: Space is limited, first-come, first-serve. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to you session to ensure your spot. 1st session: 1-2:15pm. 2nd session: 2:30-4pm. You'll be amazed at what you can create!
Cost: $7.00 (glazing included)
Phone number: 519-746-1882

World Storytelling Day Event
Sunday, March 20, 2011
2 – 4pm
Location: Waterloo Region Museum
Summary: The Baden Storytellers' Guild will be celebrating World Storytelling Day with Ghost Ships, High Tides and Raging Rivers! Proceeds to the StorySave Program. For tickets and information call 519-634-8973.
Phone number: 519-634-8973
Website:  (pricing not listed)

Come Try Ringette - Kitchener Ringette Association
Sunday, March 20, 2011
4 – 5pm
Location: Lions Arena
20 Rittenhouse Road
Kitchener, Summary: Join us for a free ringette session. Plan to arrive between 3:15-3:30pm for crafts and snacks for participants. All you need are skates and a helmet. Some extra equipment will be available. Pre-registration is recommended at the website provided below. Any questions can be emailed to Amy at .

Here's some printable calendars to get your kids to do some chores and earn some tokens at Chuck E Cheese  WIN WIN!!! (I have to admit the "NO NOSE PICKING" one made me laugh)

& for those who like a good deal there's an OLD NAVY/GAP coupon for 30% off THE WHOLE STORE on our fan page

Thanks again for all the great feedback I get. I love knowing that this info is useful to so many!

We hope you will continue to support our efforts by attending our event MeFest on April 9th

The RSVPs of ATTENDING is what motivates us to bring great info to this area (so tell your pals & rack 'em up!)
Enjoy your March Break and
Keep Smiling!

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