Saturday, March 29, 2014

April 2014 Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo, April Fools, Easter, Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, Earth Day And More

April 2014 Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo, April Fools, Easter, Earth Day And More

April 1
April Fools Day!!!

I thought you might get a giggle out of that :)

but if you are really looking for some fun, why not plan a Parents' Night Out With TOP CHEF CANADA Participant Terry Salmond?!?!
for info email

Ongoing Events - Scroll down to see this month's calendar of 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!
See the performer list here

Kid's Art -Kitchener Market
Every Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!
Grand River Pebbles @ Grand River Rocks
Every Saturday night from 6:30-8:30pm kids ages 4-14 are welcome to come out to Grand River Rocks for games, prizes, and climbing fun! $10 per child. Only $5 if belay certified parents volunteer to belay! Parental attendance required.
Anyone under 18 must have a minor waiver signed in blue or black ink by his/her own parent/legal court-appointed guardian. Waivers can be found at


April 2
World Autism Awareness Day
FREE community BBQ and resource fair.
April 2, 2013 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Waterloo Public Square.
Come get a free BBQ lunch  Come get a FREE blue light bulb to spread Autism Awareness! 

April 5
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival 50th Anniversary
Listing of events happening at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival can be found here
Rain Barrel Sale
Call Jeff Gingerich at 519-570-4663 or email 
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop
Joesph Schnider Haus
Learn how to make a Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanky).
10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m.
$10/person ages 12 +. Pre-registration is required. Please call 519-742-7752.
Dance And Tunes For Tots
Conrad Centre (Downtown)
10am and 11am
Adults $13 Children $11 
April 7
Taste Of Woolwich Family Event
St. Teresa of Avila, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira
Everyone welcome! No charge: Donations welcome
April 10
Harlem Globetrotters @ The Kitchener Aud
Discount Tickets to the Globetrotters at The Kitchener Auditorium
We have a COUPON CODE for The Harlem Globetrotters In Kitchener
use code PTPA to save $7
April 12
Dance And Tunes For Tots
Waterloo Region Museum (Doon)
Adults $12 Children $10

Build And Grow Kids Clinic - Build A Recycling Truck
Kids In Kilts
McDougall Cottage Cambridge
ages 3 and up
Fish In A Jar
KW Skating Club 75th Anniversay Swh @ Waterloo Rec Complex

2014 Olympic Team Event Silver Medalist: Kirsten Moore Towers & Dylan Moscovitch
2014 World Silver Meadlists: Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje
1988 Olympic Silver Medalist: Elizabeth Manley
Celebrity Emcee: PJ Kwong
The Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club invites all skaters, alumni, family, friends, and skating fans to come celebrate our 75th year anniversary with us.
Ticket information: Adults and Seniors: $20 advance purchase, or $25 at the door (subject to availability).
Youth U20 (aged 19 years and under): $5

Free All Ages Movie Night and Games Time
How to Train Your Dragon
Saturday, April 12th, 6pm
Victoria Hills Community Centre
10 Chopin Drive , Kitchener
Inexpensive snacks will be on sale to support the Learn English, Make Friends Program

April 13
Try Ringette
Waterloo Recreation Complex 3pm-4pm
Tartan Day In Fergus Ontario
April 14
Come paint with us and have fun for the whole family!
Join us in supporting community involvement and show us "What Makes You Happy?"
All paintings will be used in collages assembled by local artists and displayed in the community.
A team of Conestoga College Students are p...utting together an event with all proceeds donated toward Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.
The event will be taking place on April 14, between 5pm- 7:30pm at THEMUSEUM downtown.
 The entrance fee is $5 per person
(Up to $15 a family of 3 or more)
 Paint "What makes you happy?" using a variety of funky materials. No skills required, just have fun!
Please be sure to bring an old t-shirt for your child to wear while doing this activity because things can get messy!
There will also be snacks, drinks, balloon animals, as well as face painting.
The second level of the of THEMUSEUM will be open for our attendees to explore and play at no added cost.
April 15
Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market With The Easter Bunny and Erick Traplin

10am -Free Event

Easter Weekend Good Friday April 18 to Easter Sunday April 20


April 26
Tim Hortons Community Clean Up
Waterloo Park
10 a.m.- noon, McLennan Park (Ottawa and Strasburg).
Kitchener Natural Areas events - Saturday, April 26, 1 -4 p.m., Huron Natural Area
A free, family Earth Day event, featuring hands-on educational activities, tree-planting, live bird demontrations, walking tours and more.
E-waste And Bottle Drive
In celebration of Earth Day 2014, the North Waterloo World Scout Group is collecting e-waste and having a bottle drive April 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Canadian Tire parking lot at 400 Weber St. N., in Waterloo.

April 27
Country Hills Family Fun Day

2014 Summer Teen Volunteer Program
 Kitchener Public Library is now accepting applications for summer teen volunteers. Read-aloud partners and summer program assistants are needed at all community libraries and at the Central Library, which makes it easy for teens to access this opportunity.
This is a great chance to discover skills, gain experience and earn the service hours needed to graduate from high school, while making a difference in the community.
Volunteers must be Grade 8 graduates age 13 to 18.
Applications can be found online and must be complete by May 31. A screening process, including an interview with the volunteer coordinator and a mandatory orientation session follow.

Looking for some Parents' Night Out Fun?

Check out the COOKING CLASS Schedule at Kitchener Market
be sure to join us every Monday night at The Rum Runner Pub as we cheer on Chef Terry on Top Chef Canada

and enter to win tickets to see Jim Belushi with us!

Looking Ahead
Be sure to check back about our posts for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Easter Egg Hunts And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area April 2014

Easter Egg Hunts And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area April 2014

Saturday April 5
Ukrainian Egg Decorating WorkshopJoesph Schnider Haus
Learn how to make a Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanky).
10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m.
$10/person ages 12 +. Pre-registration is required. Please call 519-742-7752.

Tues April 15
Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market With The Easter Bunny and Erick Traplin
11am - Noon Free Event

Friday April 18
Easter Egg Hunt @ Steckle Farm
9:30am-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm
811 Bleams Rd. Kitchener
$6 per child for Steckle Friends Of The Farm Members and $10 For Others
Registration opens April 1

National Service Dogs Fundraiser
Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs And Their Families
@ Bingemans In Kitchener & Riverside Park in Guelph
Registration is $25 per family

Easter Traditions Joseph Schneider Haus
Easter cheese, onion-dyeing Easter Eggs and scratch-decorating them Pennsylvania-German style all weekend.
Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoon - St. George (near Brantford)
Festivities will begin at 10am with hunts for children happening at 10:30am (4 years and under), 11:00am (5-8 years old), & 11:30am (9-13 years old). Along with the Easter Egg Hunt, the Homestead & the Optimist Club will providing many fun activities including a petting area where children can interact with chicks, lambs, goats, & bunnies, face painting, Easter crafts, games, raffle table, and much more!
The cost is $5.00 per family.
This event is rain or shine.

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm (Milton)
$11 per person

Saturday April 19

Easter Egg Hunt @ ECS COFFEE (near Sportsworld)
Egg Hunt and Facepainting

EASTER FUN DAY @ Sheridan Nurseries
Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn't end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest
Fee: Minimum $3 charge per participant.
Proceeds to Children's Wish Foundation and Upopolis
  • Easter Egg Hunt starts at 9.00am sharp!

THEMUSEUM Easter Egg Hunt For Members

Easter Celebration @ Kitchener Market April 19
10am -Noon
Hop on down to the Kitchener Market and spend the morning with the Easter Bunny! Make a special Easter craft, create an Easter treat at
Kids in the Kitchen and take a picture with the Easter Bunny himself! (Remind mom or dad to bring the camera!)
Easter Egg Hunt
April 19 – 10 a.m. sharp!
The popular Easter Egg Hunt at Joseph Schneider Haus is for children ages 8 and younger. Bring your Easter basket and be prepared to line up early! The Egg Hunt takes place outdoors regardless of the weather. Admission to the egg hunt is by donation ($2 suggested). Regular admission rates apply to visit the historic house.

Easter Traditions Joseph Schneider Haus
Easter cheese, onion-dyeing Easter Eggs and scratch-decorating them Pennsylvania-German style all weekend.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Train Ride With The Easter Bunny
Waterloo Central Railway
10am, 12:05pm and 2:10pm
Tickets $15 Adult, $10 Child, $12 Senior (to buy tickets click link below an scroll to the bottom of the page)

Sportsworld Crossing Easter Event
With the Easter Bunny and Carrot Planting!/SportsworldCrossing/photos/a.206045892800085.50915.193936277344380/643570685714268/?type=1&stream_ref=10

Elora Easter Egg Hunt
$5 per child

Cambridge Easter Egg Hunt
Central Park

Royal City Nursery Guelph
Saturday April 19, 2014
9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Colouring Contest
Join us April 19th at 11:00 a.m. for the ultimate egg hunt!
Over 50 pounds of chocolate eggs are hidden throughout the outdoor area of the garden centre.
This event supports the Guelph Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food items as a donation .
Children must be 12 or under and accompanied by an adult.
Colouring Contest Picture: Download Here
Please drop off your child’s completed picture to us by Friday April 18th. We will choose winners and announce them on the Saturday of the Easter egg hunt.

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm (Milton)
$11 per person

Sunday April 20

Easter Egg Hunt @ The Walper Hotel (Downtown Kitchener)with purchase of Adult Breakfast. Kids Eat Free

Easter Traditions Joseph Schneider Haus
Easter cheese, onion-dyeing Easter Eggs and scratch-decorating them Pennsylvania-German style all weekend.
Sunday – 1pm-5pm


Breslau Community Center Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm (Milton)
$11 per person

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Win Tickets + Meet And Greet With Jim Belushi And The Chicago Board Of Comedy @ Centre In The Square

According To Jim

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive a complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

According To Jim was a very funny Sitcom where Jim (played by Jim Belushi) and his brother-in-law Andy (actor Larry Joe Campbell) were always getting into a bit of a mess.

You can see both of these funny fellas in their upcoming performance Jim Belushi And The Chicago Board Of Comedy at Centre In The Square
According To Jim ... "We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sit-back-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience --- we get suggestions from them to begin each scene we perform, and in certain instances, bring them on-stage with us to add to our performance. It's less a 'show' and more a party. At least it feels like one to me." - Jim Belushi

Enter To Win

Let us know what makes you laugh in the comments for a chance to attend the Jim Belushi And The Chicago Board Of Comedy event with us on Thursday May 8, 2014 at 8pm. In addition you will be invited to the Meet And Greet! Yes that's right we'll be in there and you could win a pair of tickets to attend it too!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Win Tickets To Muppets Most Wanted Screening In Waterloo Ontario

Enter To Win To The New Muppet Movie

Well I'm sure you have found lots of Stuff To Do For March Break on our other post, but there is still a lot of March left.  If you're looking for something to for the second half of March, I suggest taking in a movie, perhaps a Muppet Movie.


Want to come see Muppets Most Wanted with us?

Enter for a chance to win a family pack (4 passes) to the pre-screening of Muppets Most Wanted
at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at  Conestoga Mall Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo. Just fill out the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load)

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