Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lunar Celebration, Valentines Day, Family Day, Circus Exhibit 2013 Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo

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Fantastic news from The Kitchener Market

Info for applying
The best way for anyone to apply is to go to
or contact us directly at
or call 416.598.2500 x 303.
Make sure to tell them Michele from The Kitchener Market & @Those2Girls sent you!

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.

Artlab (winter 2013)

Instructor: Christine Ball
Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Ages 6 - 8: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Ages 9 - 13: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
 $15 + HST / class
Saturdays are fun at the Gallery! Join us in the art "lab" as we experiment with new ideas, materials and techniques. Projects are inspired by themes in the Winter 2013 exhibitions. Suitable for all skill levels.
Feb 9 - Recycled Books
Feb 16 - Hybrid Toys
Feb 23 - Painting with Different Tools

New Cricket Program in Kitchener!
Cricket In Kitchener is looking for female players, volunteers and coaching staff for all of our programs! Noe experience required! Please conctact
or phone Katie Bjorkenstam or Evan Bjorkenstam at 519-954-8525
Info Night Wed Feb 20!/photo.php?fbid=598334173526487&set=a.194451373914771.56376.117547391605170&type=3&theater

•Bertie's Place - infants to kids in Grade 1 can participate in a volunteer-run playgroup from September to April on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Albert McCormick Community Centre. Cost: $2 per visit or $25 for a season pass.

•Time Out - caregivers and kids aged newborn to six enjoy creative play, games and songs on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Centre in Bechtel Park. Google Map. Cost: $5 per visit (one adult and up to four kids) or $45 for a 10-visit pass.

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 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


If you are planning on attending the Mayor's Movie Morning on Family Day For MS
There is a discount available for a few more days

Feb 9

Today is FREE HOCKEY CARD DAY IN CANADA!!! See what local stores are participating

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 THEMUSEUM (downtown Kitchener) 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

Feb 10
Laurier Family Fun Day
Cost $5 per person or $17 for a family of 4 register here
The Laurier Recreation Department will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday February 10th from 1:00-4:00 pm. There will be swimming, face painting, a bouncy castle, rock climbing, crafts and more! Free Parking!

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


Discount Tickets for Mayor's Movie Morning for MS

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

Artlab: Hybrid Toys
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener ON N2H 6P7
Saturday February 16. Ages 6-8, 12:30 – 2 pm; Ages 9-13, 2:30 - 4 pm
Join instructor Christine Ball in the art “lab” as you build something new to play with by combining toys. Projects are inspired by themes in the Winter 2013 exhibition. $15 per class. Register at, or call 519-579-5860. Classes take place at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener ON N2H 6P7

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

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.

Winter Family Day @ Steckle Farm 10am-2pm
Come visit Steckle Heritage Farm on Family Day! Bring your family out and become part of our farm family! Go sledding, play in the snow, have a snack, and visit our animal friends!

Free Family Day Skate @Lion's Arena
Feb 18; 10am to Noon
Lions Arena, 20 Rittenhouse Rd. Kitchener

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

Free Family Day Event @THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener)
Mozilla Family Hack Jam
10am-4pm you must pre-register at this link

KW Art Gallery
Monday, February 18,  FREE Drop-in 12-5

Join in on a fun-filled annual celebration for the entire family with activities that parents and kids can do together. Create amazing artwork, listen in on a story, and participate in dramatic play.

Free Family Day Skate

Feb. 18; 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Activa Sportsplex, 135 Lennox Lewis Way
Sponsored by RBC


Feb 19
Kitchener Market Celebrates Black History Month
A special Kids' Hop will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 visit Caribbean Kitchen to soak up the flavours of the Caribbean while you sway to reggae and calypso beats.  Crafts for kids will be available and much more.

Feb 20
Info Night for Cricket In Kitchener
Williamsburg Community Centre!/photo.php?fbid=598334173526487&set=a.194451373914771.56376.117547391605170&type=3&theater

Fri. Feb. 22, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Pioneer Park Library, 150 Pioneer Dr, Kitchener
KPL Family Storytime and Craft

PWA Wrestling @ The Alpine Club Feb 22
Pure Wrestling Association
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Bell Time at 8:00PM
Tickets can be purchased at Combinations Sports - 306 King St W in Kitchener, or by calling 519-998-8799. PWA will deliever tickets in the area
VIP Front Row - $25
VIP General - $20
(VIP gets you in at 6:30pm to meet Tommy Dreamer)
Front Row - $20
General Admission - $15
Kids 10Under General - $10!/events/338443346270662/

Feb 23
A special Kids' Hop will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, visit Caribbean Kitchen to soak up the flavours of the Caribbean while you sway to reggae and calypso beats.  Crafts for kids will be available and much more.

Coldest Night Of The Year
Cameron Heights Collegiate

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

March 16
Kitchener Market
St Patricks Day celebrations

Join us for kids in the kitchen, crafts, food and more
Irish dance academey and Shannigans will be here to entertain

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 to be first in the know about our upcoming contests activities! (HINT HINT you might see some new contests there this week)

Hope your calendar is filled with FUN!
Keep Smiling!

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