Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Comic Book Day Mother's Day Victoria Day Long Weekend Food Revolution And More May 2014 KW Events

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Kids’ Hop

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!
Erick Traplin, a popular local musician, performs some of kids' favourite songs on alternate Tuesdays. On the crafts and storytime days, listen to seasonal tales and work together to create unique crafts.
Afterwards, stop by one of our international food court vendors for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch with plenty of options for adults too!
Squiggles to Grins - FREE art program every Thursday @ 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!
AFTER the program, be sure to stop by one of our market vendors for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch with lots of options for adults too!
Space is limited! Reserve a spot now for the Art Innovators’ programs ON THURSDAY by calling 226-647-2781 or emailing Art Innovators at:

May 1 to May 11
The Circus At Sunrise Shopping Centre

Thursday May 1 2014, 4-10pm
Location:Sunrise Shopping Centre Walmart Parking Lot
Address:1400 Ottawa Street South
Raising funds for Women's Crisis Services, support your community and celebrate the warm weather with your family! Enjoy circus rides, games, and carnival food! May 1st-May 11th. 11am-10pm on weekends and 4pm-10pm on weekdays.!/photo.php?fbid=906445802705121&set=a.182708848412157.51363.127962270553482&type=1&stream_ref=10

May 2
Kids Can't Wait Radiothon @ Conestoga Mall

Free Comic Book Day
To learn more read our post FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Go Bake Yourself Performance
Saturday May 3rd, 2014 - 10:30AM and 1:30PM (2 SHOWS ONLY)
* The running time for each show is approx. 60 minutes with no intermission
Dynamic clown duo to Kitchener where they will play at the Marketplace Kitchen at the Kitchener Market for 2 performances ONLY on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.
$5 per person - $15 per family of 4 - FREE for ages 0-4
Tickets are available at the door. CASH only please

Saturday, May 3, 2014 | 10am – 4pm
Location: Waterloo Community Arts Centre
25 Regina Street, South
Waterloo, ON
Summary:You will find rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, displays, beads and jewellery. Complimentary gem identification! Children's activities include gem dig, uncover a fossil fish and free samples. Free admission.

Open House at The Fun Side
Saturday May 3rd 10:00am to 3:00pm
Go Back To The Future
Take a picture with Delorean sports car from the movie Back to The Future
Money raised will go to the breast cancer foundation.
The fun side
2222 South Sheridan
Mississauga, Ontario
L5J 2M4
Family Art Day
Arts and Cultural Events
500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo
Albert McCormick Branch
Help us build a community art piece! Drop by the Albert McCormick Branch and create your own piece of art that will be displayed at Albert McCormick in celebration of National Youth Arts Week. Registration is not required. Just drop in and join in the fun. This is open to all ages.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11AM and 2PM
Pekka is produced by Le Théatre des Petites Âmes (Small Souls), a theatre dedicated to object and mask theatre productions for kids. Every night, Pekka the tiny turtle impatiently awaits her bedtime story. But Jacyntha, the elder, needs the moon to invent her stories. And tonight, the moon decided not to show up!Pekka decides to go and look for Miss Moon to find out where Miss Moon is hiding and why she doesn’t want to shine? Pekka is for children between the ages of 2 and 5, and runs 30 minutes.
For additional family performances visit our post Affordable Family Events At Centre In The Square
The Super Striders Dream Team have an AWESOME family day
Conestoga Place 110 Manitou Dr. Kitchener
fun lined up for you on Saturday, May 3rd starting at 3pm..ALL funds raised will go to Cystic Fibrosis and Breast Cancer.This event will start at 3pm and here are some of the details:
Kids over 12 and adults admission: $5
Children: free
 Kids activities:
- balloon twisting
- face painting
- pictures with Cinderella and Bella
- tables set aside for drawing/colouring
- magic show from 5-6
 BBQ from 6-730
Dance (with DJ): 7:30 (kids are welcome)
Throughout the night there will be some silent and live auctions as well.
If you have any questions please contact Mike Denomme ( or Cindy Lithgow (

Fleece to Fabric Frolic @ Joseph Schnider Haus
May 3 and 4
The Wash House Opens for the Season!
The weekend of May 3 and 4 staff will be demonstrating spinning on the great wheel and traditional wool dyeing techniques! Learn to pick and card wool. Try spinning, weaving and more! Lend a hand as 2014 Folk Artist-in-Residence Sue Firkser demonstrates traditional felt making for Yurts.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular Admission

Sheep to Shawl and Sheep Shearing @ Joseph Schnider Haus
Sheep to Shawl teams and spinners challenge each other in friendly competition. Interested in competing? Contact the Museum!
Sheep Shearing demonstrations and more. Excitement and hands-on fun for all!
Noon to 5 p.m.
Regular Admission

 May 4
Gluten Free Show @ Bingemans
Canadian Celiac Association presents their 5th Annual Gluten Free Shopping Day. Over 20 vendors with samples and all products are gluten free. Join us from 11:00 am - 4 pm. Cost: $5.00 per person (family max $15.00) or donation to Food Bank. Canadian Celiac Assoc Members - free with membership card.
New Dundee Fun Fair
1430 Bridge St New Dundee
 New Dundee Public School is hosting their 3rd annual Fun fair and Silent Auction.
Admission is free. There are many children’s activities.
Proceeds will be used to enhance school programing by providing new home reading materials, leadership programs, physical and technological equipment.
5% of the proceeds will go be donated to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre.
KPL Mother's Day Tea @ Kitchener Market
Friday, May 9, 10 - 11 a.m.
It's time to celebrate mom with a fun one-hour program at the market! Bring your mother, grandmother or aunt for some stories, songs and a craft. Register online one-week before program.

Mother's Day Fashion Show @ Kitchener Market -Mom's Night Out
Friday, May 9, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate mom's special place in your life with an unforgettable evening at the Kitchener Market. On Friday, May 9, join host Audrey Wilson (Gemini Models) and get great tips on fashion, beauty and entertaining. Attendees will be treated to our signature drink, delicious food, swag bags and much more. Enter your mom for a chance to win the Ultimate Mother's Day Makeover! Send us a video by uploading it to your Facebook and then sharing on the Downtown Kitchener BIA Facebook page or email Lori telling us why your mom is so AWESOME!
Tickets are $15 per person. Tickets go on sale April 17

Mother's Day Tea @ Kitchener Market
Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come join us for tea as we celebrate mothers! Kids decorate cupcakes while moms sit down and enjoy their tea! This event is free for families and no registration is required.
Enjoy free family fun at the annual Waterloo Earth Day event on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo.Help us celebrate our environment with these activities:
  • dig in and plant a tree
  • meet live animals
  • build a bird house with the K-W Woodworking and Craft Centre
  • learn tips from local experts: explore nature, be water wise and live local

From Bake Oven to Table @ Joesph Schnider Haus
May 10 and 11
The bake oven will be fired up all weekend! The Schneiders will be baking pies, bread, pudding and more! Regular Admission

MAY 11
‘Play with Clay’ is an open clay studio experience designed for families, friends and couples! Over two Sundays, you make an object out of clay and paint it with our glazes. It gets fired in our kiln and then you pick up your colourful and unique object! You’ll be amazed at what you can create!
First session: 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Second session: 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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 30 seats. First-come; first-served. No group reservations.
-We are unable to keep projects for a extended period of time due to space restriction.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Location: WT Townshend Public School
245 Activa Avenue
Kitchener, ON
Summary:BBQ at 5:30pm, Event starts at 6pm. There will be music, fashion, art and representative of the ethnic diversity present at WTT. There will be guests from the 10 year history of WTT. It promises to be a lovely evening bring school and community together!

Stratford Spring Festival
   Children's - Kindergarden to grade 8 ♥ and children of all ages

adapted and performed by The Manipulators
Thursday May 15...6:00 p.m. @Factory163
Saturday May 17...10:00 a.m.@Factory163
Sunday May 18...12:00 p.m.@Factory163
Purchase tickets

HOW I BECAME INVISIBLE PUPPETS  Ages 8 & UP By The CLUNK Puppet Lab @St. John's United Church
Thursday, May 15...2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16...12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17...7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18...2:00 p.m.

HANDLE WITH CARE PUPPETS Children's - Kindergarden to grade 6♥
and children of all ages

By Tangled Web TheatreThursday, May 15...10:00 a.m. @ Falstaff Family Centre
Friday, May 16...4:00 p.m. @ Falstaff Family Centre
Saturday, May 17...12:00 p.m. @Factory163
Purchase tickets

Children- Kindergarden to grade 6♥ and Children of All Ages
By The Clever Crones
Sunday, May 18...10:00 a.m. @ Factory163
and ...4:00 p.m. @ Factory163
Purchase Tickets

Scraps and Schnibbles @ Joseph Schnider Haus
May 17 and 18

The Schneider family recycled nearly everything, with every bit of fabric being used up in quilts, pot holders and Schnibble mats.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Regular Admission

MAY 18
Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Support museums by coming to the Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) on International Museum Day.
Celebrate the 37th annual International Museum Day at the Waterloo Region Museum. International Museum Day encourages visitors to wonder about the role of museums in society, in the era of new media, and to discover and rediscover how museums are looking to the future in terms of sustainable development.
Regular Admission




May 17
Fireworks in the Town Of Conestogo
see @CWOptimists twitter feed for details

Litle Chefs @ Ira Needles Sobeys
1pm-2pm cost is $6
Making rice krispie flower arrangements
Call 519-743-9491 to register

May 19
Victoria Day In New Dundee

All Day events and fireworks!/photo.php?fbid=754356294584854&set=a.374364005917420.95713.358871187466702&type=1&theater

MAY 23
Join the City of Waterloo for the third annual Cruzin' on the Square. It is coming up on May 23, 2014 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.

May 24
Food Revolution @ Kitchener Market!!!!
Learn more about our FOOD REVOLUTION DAY!!!

Spring Fireworks in Elora
Spring Fireworks will be on Saturday, May 24th, 2014
with gates opening at 7pm.
Lighting up the sky is the just the finale to the Spring Fireworks Night that promises hours of entertainment and family fun. The Elora Lions have been presenting a fireworks event since the beginning of time (maybe a few years less?). This favoured tradition has changed and grew from year to year and is now generously hosted by the Grand River Raceway in Elora. With an exceptional location at the Raceway, the Lions work to create a night full of variety, kids’ activities, and of course, a dazzling fireworks display.
The Spring Fireworks takes place on the Saturday Following the Victoria Day weekend in May with activities starting at 7pm and the fireworks display between 9-9:30pm.

 MAY 25
‘Play with Clay’ is an open clay studio experience designed for families, friends and couples! Over two Sundays, you make an object out of clay and paint it with our glazes. It gets fired in our kiln and then you pick up your colourful and unique object! You’ll be amazed at what you can create!
First session: 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Second session: 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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 30 seats. First-come; first-served. No group reservations.
-We are unable to keep projects for a extended period of time due to space restriction.

May 26-30
Groundwater Festival @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Regular admission
Time 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.’s-groundwater-festival.aspx

Covered in Quilts PA Day @ Joseph Schnider Haus
May 30

Collaborate on a paper quilt, hear some quilt stories, puzzle out the patterns in our quilt puzzles, take part in a quilting bee and much more!
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regular Admission

May 30 FREE Screening of the Movie TURBO @ Kingsdale Community Centre
Movie starts at 1:30
Tuck shop will be available for snacks and drinks
Children under 12 must have a parent with them.
Don't forget your pillow and blanket!
72 Wilson Ave Kitchener

May 31
Join us Saturday May 31, 2014 for the 7th annual ECOFest at Waterloo Region Museum! (DOON)
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. rain or shine!
This is a FREE event for everyone! A fun-filled day to celebrate our environment and learn to "reduce your footprint ... one step at a time."
Event highlights include:
  • Reptiles and other critters 
  • Horse drawn wagon rides through Doon Heritage Village
  • Get around the region with a $6 GRT Family Pass – accepted for this day
  • Direct GRT shuttle from Fairview Park Mall to the Waterloo Region Museum
  • Birds of prey - Wild Ontario
  • Door prizes
  • Musical entertainment - Junkyard Symphony!!

World's Biggest Bake Sale May 31st 10am-6pm
The organizers of the bake sale understand that a lot of people in our community have allergies and dietary restrictions. We also understand the severity of some allergies and sensitivities and wouldn't want to be responsible for anyone having a reaction. We cannot guarantee that any of the items baked in home kitchens would be completely safe for these people. Having said that, we will have a limited supply of nut-free, gluten-free and vegan items that are being donated from bakeries. The demand is high and supply limited so we can't guarantee that there will be some available all day. The majority of baked goods will be in variety packs of 5 for $5. We will also have some cupcakes for sale individually for $1 and fancier items available individually for $2. This is a rain or shine event

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 Canada2

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