Saturday, September 15, 2012

Terry Fox Run, Chef Michael Smith, Rogers TV Open House, Fall Fairs and more KW #Stuff2DO

Sept 15

Sobey's Ira Needles Kids wrap making
1pm-2pm cost is $2, adults required to stay with children under 6

Doors Open Waterloo Region
10am-5pm, various locations

New Hamburg Fall Fair (Sat & Sun)

Sept 16
Terry Fox Run - Waterloo
• Bechtel Park @ 185 Bridge Street,Waterloo
• Sunday, September 16, 2012
• Registration from 8 am – 9am. Run from 9-1
Participants are not charged an entry fee nor are there minimum pledge amounts. Participants are just asked to contribute what they can.
There will be activities and entertainment for the entire family - including members of KW Glee singing Oh Canada, 91.5 The Beat and the Beat Breakfast morning show host Carlos Benevides will be MC'ing and Erick Traplin will be performing.
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for historical photos and memories and tips to learn how to run.

Open Streets Uptown
1pm-4pm various list of times/events

Sept 18 (start date)
International Plowing Match Schedule of Events
Can be found on my post for The Sign Depot

Stir it up after school cooking club @ Kitchener Market
An incredible hands-on experience for your child to engage in cooking, food safety and healthy eating. Along with registered dietitian Stephanie, your child will learn healthy and satisfying breakfast ideas, after school snacks and dinner meals. Call 519-741-2287 today to book!
◦Sep 18, 2012 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Sept 19
Auditions for KW Youth Theatre
When Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where Kaufman Arts Studio
132 Queen St. S., Kitchener
Summary AUDITIONS - Fall 2012 Season
Twelfth Night (advanced)
Orpheus and Eurydice (advanced)
Bigger-Harder-Stronger-Faster-Higher-Louder (advanced)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (intermediate)
The Enchanted Riddle (intermediate)
Please prepare a monologue (of your choice), no more than two minutes in length. Photo/Resume optional.
Casting Info
Advanced: ages 16-22. Some roles available for ages 15 and under, 23-25.
Intermediate: ages 14 and under.
To book audition, or more info, please visit our website:

Friday, September 21, 2012 (& sept 22)
10am – 9pm
Location: Kitchener Auditorium, Kiwanis Arena
400 East Ave
Kitchener, On
Summary: Hosted by the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region, ACCESS 2012 is a two-day showcase of accessible products and services for people with disabilities, their families, and field professionals! Admission is free, and Friday evening features a performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Hines!
Phone number: 519-571-6788

Sept 21
PA Day at the Kitchener Market
PA Day: Amazing Avengers
Every kid can be a superhero! Costumes are welcome. Ages 5 - 12.
Call 519-743-0271 ext. 258 to register. FREE
Fri. Sept. 21 at 10 am,

Drumbo Fair
Friday, September 21 8pm – Sunday, September 23, 2012 7pm
Location: 42 Centre Street
Drumbo, ON
Summary: Join the fun at 42 Centre Street at the Drumbo Fairgrounds.
Events begin Friday at 8 p.m. with the Fair Opening, Pie Auction and a Musical Showcase. Saturday runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Children’s Village, the Baby Show, MegaMutts, Erick Traplin, Kenny Rogers (Grant Rayner) Tribute Show, Antique & Classic Car Show and a Beef BBQ. On Sunday come early for Breakfast, enjoy the Horse and Pet Shows, “Heart to Heart” Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Tribute Show, the Ben Show, Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search, & much more.
Great entertainment for the whole family!
Admission: Ages 2 and up per day: $6.00 (includes all attractions), 3-day Passport: $12.00, Gr. 8 & under - free Friday night only
More Info – contact Nellie at 519-458-4081 or email

Sept 22

Meet Chef Michael Smith at the Marketplace in the Kitchener Marketplace!
Canadas best-known chef is the winner of James Beard Award Cooking show for excellence!
Chef Michael Smith, will be cooking up some wonderful seafood sponsered by Caudles Catch our lower market vendor, along with some chefs from the downtown this will be a fabulous morning at the market.
Time of demo is 10:00 am
Free event, first come first seated in the marketplace room.
Chef Michael will be doing a book signing at the end of the presentation

Heart and Hand Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2012
10am – 5pm
Location: Joseph Schneider Haus
466 Queen St S
Kitchener, Summary: Join us for this lively festival of traditional arts at Joseph Schneider Haus. Admission is free. The Festival will feature a wonderful range of more than 25 talented artists. There'll be woodcarvers, metalsmiths, a basket-maker, an antique spinning wheel restorer, a tool-maker and much more! Try a craft yourself or pickup a handmade treasure for a friend.
Take part in a dynamic drum circle led by Nii Addico at 10:30am or 3pm. Listen to stories for the whole family with the Baden Storytellers. Don't miss our children's activity table, organ grinder and Town Crier!

Sept 22 Free Family Party & Cambridge Food Drive -Stuff a Cruiser Noon-4pm!/events/407015019358935/

Sept 23
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Poppers Toppers
1pm-2pm FREE

JOIN US Sept 26th at Kitchener Market's Cooking Class 6:30pm (Adults)
Cost is $39 but includes the meal as well
Call 519-741-2297 & ask for Michele McBride Roach

Sept 27
Gimme Your Best - Business - Connecting - Community
This is a 19+ event. The event is FREE but you must RSVP (limited spots). Charley Johnson of the PAY IT FORWARD EXPERIENCE will be speaking as well as BOBBY UMAR of Raeallan and KARYN CLIMANS. You may know Karen from her appearances on Dragon's Den.

Make sure you RSVP before all the spots are gone. (over half of the spots are taken)

Sept 29
Sobey's Ira Needles Kids Breakfast Parfaits
11am-noon Free

Rogers TV Open House
Saturday, September 29 12-4PM

It’s lights, cameras and FREE family fun!

We’re opening our doors to the community to come tour Waterloo Region’s community TV Station! On Saturday, September 29 from 12 – 4 PM drop by Rogers TV at 85 Grand Crest Place, Kitchener (off of Wilson Ave & Wabanaki). See inside your community TV station, and find out what’s NEW this fall on Rogers TV!

Check out our new fall line up!
Meet our hosts including Swap Shop’s Giovanni Petitti, daytime’s Mark & Susan & Talk Local’s Hayley Zimak and take the Rogers TV screen test!
Tour our TV studio & editing suites – try your hand at working a studio camera.
Visit our Community Moments Cam for a chance to be featured on Rogers TV.
Autograph session with the Kitchener Rangers from 2-4 PM.
Free Kids Activities – face painting, balloons & more!
Free cake & punch for the first 200 visitors
Win amazing prizes including a Family-Four Pack of Kitchener RangersTickets

PLUS!!! Find out how you can get involved in community! The Rogers TV team will be onsite to share with you how you can propose your very own idea for a TV show, and how you become part of our volunteer team and play a hands-on role in producing compelling TV for Waterloo Region.

Boston Pizza night for Van For Dan Oct 3rd Gateway Park
Read more about the Van For Dan here

Here are some family friendly Oktoberfest Events

Date: Oct. 3, 2012

Cambridge Council's Oktoberfest Luncheon

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cambridge City Hall 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge
Free Event

Oct 4  Opening Ceremonies: Waterloo Mayor's Oktoberfest Luncheon

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waterloo Public Square King Street & Willis Way, Uptown Waterloo

Date: Oct. 5, 2012

Opening Ceremonies: Kitchener - Waterloo

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Kitchener Civic Square, Kitchener

 Date: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 13, 2012 Kitchener Willkommen Platz

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Benton Street & Frederick Street (Opposite Market Square) Daily
The heart of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest! It's a 'Bavarian Villiage" in downtown Kitchener with FREE live entertainment on the Children's Stage. Check out the displays and activities, excellent food and beverages, information, souvenirs and a Bier Garten. Fun for the whole family. The Platz is open daily through the festival.

31st Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast

Date: Oct. 6, 2012
Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Waterloo Public Square 75 King Street S. Waterloo, ON
Free, bring items for the Food Bank

Oktoberfest Kitchener Market Style

Saturday October 6th and 13th at 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m.

Family days, music, food, crafts and more
German Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 10th
6:30 - 8:30p.m Kitchener Market

Marketfest : Art and Food market
Wednesday, October 10th
11 am till 7 p.m Kitchener Market

Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date: Oct. 8, 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Parade Map

Oktoberfest Car Show

Date: Oct. 13, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willkommen Platz, Downtown Kitchener King St. between Queen & Scott Streets

Concert at New Song Church
Oct 29

Do you know of any family friendly  Pumpkin Patches,Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and/or Halloween Events (free or low cost only)? Post them on our facebook page!/groups/2369595749/ you might see them in our next blast!

In the meantime here's a coupon for 30% off a costume with a $60 purchase at Party City (valid until Sun Sept 16/12)
& for those with older kids here's a Bingemans Screampark discount

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