Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mothers Day, Victoria Day Long Weekend and Other Kitchener Waterloo Events In May

A Shout Out To All The Mothers!

May 9
Book of the Month Club for Teens
Read a new book each month and talk about it. Ages 12 – 18.
May’s book pick: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Register online at or with the host library. FREE
Thurs. May 9 at 4 pm, Kitchener Market, 300 King St. East, Kitchener

KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Club vs Peterborough (HOME OPENER)


Start Date:
Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:00 PM
End Date:
Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:00 PM
KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Club vs Peterborough (HOME OPENER)
Special events
400 East Ave. Kitchener, ON
KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Club
KW Braves home games are played in the Kinsmen Arena at The Aud.

Admission for Regular Season Games

$8.00 for adults
$5.00 for seniors and students
All minor lacrosse players are FREE

May 10

Family Storytime & Craft
Please bring a nut-free snack. Register online at, 1 week before the program. FREE
Fri. May 10, 10 am, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener
May 11
Hot Shots Street Hockey Tournament

Mother's Day At Kitchener Market

Tea For Mom

May 11
9am to Noon

This year, let the Kitchener Market help you thank your mother for all she does with a relaxing tea party. The royal treatment for mom includes a cupcake from Delicately Yours and, of course, tea. Kids can show their appreciation for their moms by decorating clay pots while enjoying their own cookie and drink.

This event is free for the community to enjoy

Mother’s Day Tea

Bring your mom and join us for stories, crafts & a special treat.Register online at, 1 week before the program. FREE
Sat. May 11 at 10:30 am, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Sat. May 11 at 10:30 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, 175 Indian Rd, Kitchener

May 12
The Art Studio
Mother's Day Tea Party
Sunday, May 12, 2013
1:00-3:00  and 3:30-5:00
$20/adult, $15/child
Includes refreshments & studio time.Ceramics are priced individually. Reserve early do avoid disappointments.
Tea Party Menu
English Tea Pink Delicious Cupcakes Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Esta Chocolate Truffles

Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 1 – 4pm
Location: Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street, North
Kitchener, ON
Summary:All ages welcome. Actvities designed for ages 4-12 + adult companion. Spend an afternoon with friends and family. Enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a-kind artwork, take part in drama workshops and games, and listen to stories read by KPL staff. Suggested donation of $5 per child.
Phone number:519-579-5860

Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 1 – 5pm
Location: McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Ave S
Cambridge, On
Summary:Bring yer mother hiter fer a Tartan Tea on her special day. Vocalist/guitarist Geoff Lewis provides the musical mood. $12.50 per person. A posy her mum? Add $2. Seatings at 1 & 3pm but only fer those who've reserved.
Phone number:519-624-8250

Kitchener Panthers Baseball vs. Guelph (HOME OPENER)


Start Date:
Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:00 PM
End Date:
Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:00 PM
Kitchener Panthers Baseball vs. Guelph (HOME OPENER)
Special events
400 East Ave. Kitchener, ON
Kitchener Panthers
The Kitchener Panthers are a community owned, volunteer run baseball team that was established in 1919 as a founding member of the Intercounty Baseball League.
Formerly known as the KW Dutchmen and the Kitchener Legionnaires, the club has won 10 league championships throughout its history.

The team plays out of Jack Couch Park at The Aud in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Adults - $8.00
Seniors & Students 13 & Under - $6.00
Season (21 Games) Tickets - $80.00

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 6 – 9pm
Location: Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road
Kitchener, ON
Summary:This FREE annual event welcomes families and community members to experience a wide variety of fun art activities and a tasty BBQ. All you need to bring is your imagination! On this day only, receive up to 15% summer camp registrations and memberships are buy one get one free.
Phone number:519-748-4377 x241

May 18
Creative Writing Club
Bring a pencil, notebook and your imagination! Register online at, 1 week before the program. FREE
Sat. May 18 at 2:30 pm, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

Bedtime Tales
Wear your pajamas to this storytime! All Ages. FREE
Tues. May 14 at 7:15 pm, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

Mark May 18th off on your calendar!!!! We're hosting another Family Friendly Event at the Kitchener Market!
Make sure to come to FOOD REVOLUTION DAY at Kitchener Market!!! You can find the details here

Helping citizens to make healthy food choices.

We have lots of fun activities happening throughout the day including:

• Foodlink’s Buy Local, Buy Fresh 2013 map kick-off
• 11:30 a.m. - Run For Life speaks on their upcoming family-friendly races
• 2 p.m. - Meet and greet with Canadian boxing champion, Fitz The Whip Vanderpool
• Sportco activity table
• Activity table with Rogers Daytime healthy lifestyle blogger, Erica Kloetstra
• Try Dance Dance Revolution with The Game Asylum
• Planting with Eco Eats
• Learn about the Nutrition For Learning Program in schools
• Meet Jane from Fresh Endeavours and Meaghan from GoGirlfriend and learn about their Farm Tour Vlogs
• Try out Run For Life’s spin bike
• Play with Foodlink’s Farm in a Box
• And may more fun activities!
May 19

Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 1:30 – 4pm
Location: St. Marys Museum
177 Church Street, South
St. Marys, ON
Summary:Tea and refreshments will be served. Activities and crafts for the whole family! Admission is free. This year's theme: A Royal Baby Shower.
Phone number:519-284-3556
May 20
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 10am
Location: Victoria Park
Kitchener, ON
Summary:The program begins at the Queen Victoria Monument on Jubilee Drive at 11am. About 45 minutes later everyone adjourns to Roos Island where the Kitchener Musical Society band will perform a concert of traditional and contemporary favourites. Following the concert, people are invited to stroll through the newly-renovated park and then visit the Victoria Park Gallery. There is no admission charge and everyone is advised to bring a lawn chair and refreshments. For more information call 519-742-4990 or
Phone number:519-742-4990


Victoria Day In New Dundee
All Day events and ** FIREWORKS **

There are usually FIREWORKS in the Town Of Conestogo but I can never find online info for it

Family Storytime & Craft
Please bring a nut-free snack. Register online at, 1 week before the program. FREE
Wed. May 22, 10 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, 175 Indian Rd, Kitchener

May 23
Babytime – Stories & Swap
Storytime and swap! Bring baby clothes, toys or books you no longer need. Ages 0 23 months.
Register online at FREE
Thurs. May 23 at 10 am, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
May 24
Friday, May 24 | 5pm – Saturday, May 25, 2013 | 3pm
Location: New Hamburg Fairgrounds
251 Jacob St
New Hamburg, Ontario
Summary:The Relief sale begins Friday at 5:30 pm with a BBQ supper and quilt preview. At 7 pm there is a silent auction and a furniture auction featuring handcrafted furniture mady by Mennonites. Canada's largest charity quilt auction is Saturday at 8:30 am. Nearly 200 quilts will be auctioned. Scrumptious food, quilts, outdoor equipment, furniture, flowers, plants and much more are available for sale. Proceeds support the initiatives of Mennonite Central Committee world-wide.
Phone number:519-573-1717

May 24Join the City of Waterloo for the second annual Cruzin' on the Square. It is coming up on May 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Waterloo Public Square.
This event will feature classic and specialty cars, vendors, activities and live entertainment by Another Blind Date.
May 25

Mother-Daughter Book Club
For girls in Grades 4 6 & their moms. New members welcome! FREE
Contact Christy at 519-743-0271 ext. 277 or Sat. May 25 at 11 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, 175 Indian Rd, Kitchener

Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26, 2013
Location: Woolwich Memorial Centre
24 Snyder Avenue, South
Elmira, ON
Summary:Meet representatives from the pet industry showing their products and/or services.
Phone number:519-500-3594
Family Art Saturdays (Free)


Start Date:
Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:00 PM
End Date:
Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:00 PM
Family Art Saturdays (Free)
Arts, Culture, Film and Music
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener - Waterloo Art Gallery
Sat, May 25 | 1 – 4 pm
Join the Waterloo Public Library and the Gallery at the McCormick Branch Library located at the McCormick Community Centre, 500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo, for family art-making and stories. May 25th, make an animal come to life using just pencil and paper, and explore the art of paper folding to create a beautiful origami bird. Contemporary Art 101 (Free)

Saturday, May 25, 2013 | 7 – 9pm
Location: Grand River Raceway Elora
Summary:The Elora Lions are holding their Spring Fireworks Fundraiser at the Grand River Raceway on County Road 21 in Elora. Local live entertainment for young children will be available. Admission is a minimum donation of $2 per person with proceeds of this year's event going to community and Lions projects. Gates open at 7pm. Fireworks being after sunset.
Phone number:519-240-0065

May 31
PA Day Drop In
Crafts & stories – don’t miss out on the fun! Ages 5 12. FREE
Fri. May 31, 2:30 4 pm, Grand River Stanley Park Library, 175 Indian Rd, Kitchener
Looking Ahead
June 1st
Tri Pride Festival
The tri-Pride Live Music Festival is celebrating ONE HEART ONE COMMUNITY on Saturday June 1st from 12pm-8pm with three great live stages at the Kitchener Civic Square & King Street in Kitchener!
Enjoy the day with our biggest live entertainment stage ever on King Street in front of Kitchener City Hall.
Kids play all day for free! The TD Kidz Zone will also be housed at the Clock Tower at Victoria Park. A volunteer-supervised “kids-only” activity centre with plenty of fun things to do for the tots! Featuring Tumble Bus!
June 1st and 2nd
Waterloo Air Show

Ongoing Events

Kids’ Hop @ Kitchener Market

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children’s events as our performers entertain your tots!
Afterwards, stop by one of our international food court vendors for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch with plenty of options for adults too!

KPL Kids Club
Free stories, crafts and fun (upper floor). All Ages. FREE
Saturdays from 9 11 am, Kitchener Market, 300 King St East, Kitchener
Homework Help for French Immersion
Grades 1 6. No need to register – drop in. FREE
Thursdays, 4:00 5:30 pm until May 16, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener

Comic Creators Exhibit at Waterloo Museum (Conestoga Mall)
running until May 31, 2013

YWCA Girls Programs (Cambridge but open to KW & area residents too)
Info for all programs can be found here
The May events calendar can be found here
Subsidy and transportation are available upon request. All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. YOU MUST PRE REGISTER. You can do so by calling 519-267-6444 or email

What is Dance Dance Party Party?
It's simple: No Boys. No Booze. No Judgment. (Legwarmers Optional)
Dance Dance Party Party is a women-only freestyle dance session happening all over this great Earth. But what does that mean? Women from all ages dance to an eclectic mix of dance songs, and leave as friends, refreshed. It's like reliving that late-night dance party from a sleep-over party you had when you were 10. It also just so happens to be incredible exercise that you don't even realize you're doing.
Location: The Button Factory (25 Regina St. S, Waterloo)
When: The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Who: All folks who are female-identified. Children who want to participate and dance with us are also welcome.
How much: Bring $5 to contribute to the space rental. Children are free.
What to bring: Dancing shoes, comfy, cool clothes (you will break a sweat), a water bottle.
Contact: Email to join our mailing list or like us on Facebook.
New NOT FOR PROFIT Life With Baby
Many free and low cost events for parents with babies

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