Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Looking for Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo This Winter? We can help!

KW Glee recap
As you know we attended the KW Glee performance last weekend and it was spectacular. Have a listen

and this was a fun one!

So if you think your kids would want to be part of KW Glee (Senior or Junior) Make sure to sign up for the KW Glee Audtions happening January 26.  Info can be found here!/events/552190591475752/

With all the freezing weather going on, all the outdoor rinks will be ready. Check out this post on Where To Skate In Kitchener Waterloo
or perhaps some relaxing is in order so make sure to learn more about how to save money on movie theatre tickets

Looking for some indoor exercise try Grand River Rocks Saturday Nights

Grand River Rocks - What's Up Youth
50 Borden Ave Kitchener
What's Up Youth
What's Up Youth is a drop-in program for kids (under 18) that runs every Saturday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Belay staff takes care of all technical aspects, allowing children to climb on the roped walls. The cost for the 2 hours is $10 per child. CASH ONLY please. Harness rental is included, but shoes are not. Shoe rental is an extra $5. Newcomers, please come 10-15 minutes early to sign waivers.

Need some fun for the young ones?
Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market Every
Tuesday from 11am - noon

KPL Kids’ Club

Free family stories & crafts at the Kitchener Market. Saturdays from 9 to 11 am.

Jan 26

KW Polar Plunge for Kidsability!
10am Waterloo Public Square
To donate visit
Kidsability offers lots of info and assistance to families with special needs in the KW area.  For more info on Kidsability please visit

Customer Appreciation Day At Laurelwood Dairy Queen
All prices 50% off!!!!!!!/events/449705375095312/

PWA Wrestling
Alpine Club Kitchener
7pm  for prices and details

Skate N Shake
TAKE NOTE this one is in Guelph 6pm-10pm

Jan 26 & 27th
2nd Annual YMCA Pond Hockey Tournament
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
Summary: Join us for the second annual children's pond hockey tournament at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y. Bring your whole family for a fun day of outdoor winter fun. Please visit our website for event information.
or call 519-699-4096

Jan 27
Family Literacy Day At Conestoga Mall
Free event!/events/463872850336150/

Play With Clay at the Canadian Glass Gallery
All Ages

-$10/participant; Glazing included at subsequent session.
Drop in program.
-Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
-Space is limited to 36 seats. First-come; first-served. No group reservations.
-We are unable to keep projects for a extended period of time due to space restriction.

Jan 30 Blackberry Thank You Event at Waterloo Public Square
Bring your skates or come out and have your face painted, enjoy a cookie, hot chocolate and some music! Help celebrate the launch of BlackBerry 10!


Looking Ahead - February 2013 Events

Feb 1st this one is just for the MOMS so leave the kiddos at home
KW Momprenure launch
Friday Feb 1st 7:30pm Gallery On The Grand

Feb 2

Saturday Morning Club
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Starts Saturday February 2, 2013
10 a.m. to noon
Saturdays in February, children ages eight to ten years of age can discover the Waterloo Region Museum through fun activities and games. Every month features a new exciting theme for children to explore. Advance registration $35 plus HST per child per month or $10 per session plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity is limited.

KPL How Do I Love Thee?

A special storytime about friends and family.
Sat. Feb. 2 at 10:30 am, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Sat. Feb. 2 at 10:30 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, 175 Indian Rd, Kitchener

Chinese New Year Festival

Year of the Snake, music, performances, children's activities, food, 12 to 4 p.m.; free admission, hosted by Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre, 519-576-6168, Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo

Skate N Shake
Waterloo Public Square 7pm-10pm

Feb 3
Valentine’s Craft for Children
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Sunday February 3, 2013
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring your family to the Waterloo Region Museum and make a Valentine's Day craft. The craft session will be take place throughout the day but parents must accompany their children. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 10 years of age. Included with regular admission.

Family Sunday at Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
Drop-in from 1 - 4 pm
All ages welcome
*Activities designed for ages 4 - 12 + adult companion
Spend the afternoon with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Drop-in any time and enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a-kind artwork, take part in drama workshops, and listen to stories read by a Kitchener Public Library storyteller. New activities each month.

KPL Lego Block Party

We provide the Lego, you provide the imagination! Ages 5 – 12.
Call 519-748-2740 to register. FREE
Tues. at 6:30 pm, Feb. 5 – 26, Pioneer Park Library, 150 Pioneer Dr, Kitchener

KPL Splish Splash Storytime

After a story, jump in the pool!
Wed. at 7:00 pm, Feb. 6 – Feb. 27, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener

KPL Writing Workshops for Teens
with Heather Wright, author of Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens
Four 1-hour workshops on plot, dialogue, character development and action/suspense.
Feb. 6 – Mar. 6 at 4 pm. Email to register. FREE

Feb 9

On Saturday February 09, 2013 Registered Dental Hygienists all across Canada will open their hearts and clinics to provide oral health care to the public who may be financially unable to receive dental hygiene care or who have difficulty accessing dental hygiene treatment; at no cost.

Lunar New Year Celebration on Sat. February 9 at the Kitchener Market with music, live entertainment, face painting and crafts from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m

KPL How Do I Love Thee? Storytime
Sat. Feb. 9 at 10:30 am, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

CIRCUS! Science under the Big Top
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Saturday February 9, 2013
Opening Day! Immerse yourself in the illusion and reality, magic and science of the circus! Get a behind-the-Big-Top view of the circus with over 20 interactive exhibits that will amaze, thrill and entertain.
- Walk the High Wire
- Explore the Human Cannonball
- Test your Feats of Strength
- Perform in the Creative Costume and Play Area
- Laugh along Clown Alley
- Enjoy many more activities!
Note - It does not state cost to attend please contact The Waterloo Region Museum for the cost to attend this

Skate N Shake 6pm-10
Take NOTE this one is in Guelph

KPL Bedtime Tales

Wear your pajamas to this storytime! FREE Tues. Feb. 12 at 7:15 pm, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

Thurs. Feb. 14 at 4 pm

KPL Book of the Month Club for Teens

This month’s book: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Email to register. FREE

KPL Family Storytime and Craft

Bring a nut-free snack. Call the host library to register. FREE
Fri. Feb. 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

Feb 16

KPL Mother-Daughter Book Club

For girls in grades 4 – 6 and their moms. Email for details.
Sat. Feb. 16 at 11:00 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, Kitchener

Skate N Shake
Waterloo Public Square 7pm-10pm

Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival/Winterloo
Feb 16-18

Family Day Feb 18th
Bring On The Sunshine event
FUN EVENT celebrating African Culture
Forest Hill Church
121 Westmount Rd N!/events/583854088297983/?fref=ts

Family Day
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Monday February 18, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring the entire family to see the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in fun family activities throughout the day.
Enjoy CIRCUS! Science under the Big Top plus our main museum gallery all for one low regular admission price.

Family Day In New Hamburg
New Hamburg Community Centre/Arena
Noon -pm
Cost $5 per person or $20 per family

KPL Family Storytime and Craft

Bring a nut-free snack. Call the host library to register. FREE
Fri. Feb. 22, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Pioneer Park Library, 150 Pioneer Dr, Kitchener

Creative Writing Club

Bring a pencil, a notebook and your imagination! Grades 3 – 6.
Call 519-743-3558 to register. FREE
Sat. Feb. 23 at 2:30 pm, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

City Parent Family Show
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Sunday February 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A fun filled day hosted by City Parent Magazine with everything for families! Education, camps, attractions and live entertainment! Note - It does not state cost to attend please contact The Waterloo Region Museum for the cost to attend this

Hope your calendar is filled with FUN!
Keep Smiling!


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