Monday, February 9, 2015

Find Fun Stuff To Do In February 2015 - Events And Activities In Kitchener Waterloo

Find Lots Of Fun Stuff To Do In February 2015

Ongoing Events (For Date Specific Events Scroll To The BLAST Portion Of This Post)

Research Study
Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses.
Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study
Kitchener Rangers Schedule
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!

  • February 3: Erick Traplin
  • February 10: Crafts
  • February 17: Erick Traplin
  • February 24: Crafts

    Youth Council @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
    Every 2nd Tuesday from Jan 6th on
    |4 – 6 pm
    Local teens meet every other week throughout the school year to develop and work on new Gallery programs. Learn more about the art world, organize workshops and special events, meet like-minded peers, earn volunteer hours, and build your resume

    Artlab @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
    Tuesdays, Jan 20 – Feb 24
    Ages 6 – 11: 5:30 – 7 pm
    $75 + HST / 6 weeks OR $15 + HST / class 17:30:00Z&E=2015-01-20 19:00:00Z

    Let your imagination soar in the art “lab” as we experiment with unique ideas and a variety of materials and techniques, from drawing to painting to mixed media masterpieces. Be ready to have fun and get a little bit messy in these exploratory and discovery classes that encourage creativity and inventiveness. Suitable for all skill levels; materials included.


    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!
    FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver

    Family Storytime
    KPL Main (Downtown)
    Thursdays @ 6:15 pm
    Every week to March 5
    Everyone is invited to share in this 30-minute program, which includes stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family.
    No registration required.

    KPL Kids’ Club
    Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level)

    Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.
    No registration required.
    Family Favourites $2.50 Films @ Cineplex
    Free Movies @ KPL Central Branch (Downtown) 2pm
    Free Movies @ KPL Central Branch (Downtown) 2pm
    February 8 Croods G 98 min
    February 15 Mary Poppins G 139 min
    February 22 Monsters University G 104 min



    Feb 12-21
    Bye Bye Birdie @ St. Jacob's Playhouse
    Ticket info


    Kids In The Kitchen @ Kitchener Market
    Bring your kids to the Marketplace to stir up a storm with fun themes and activities focused around food, cooking and nutrition. Classes are taught by one of our professional chefs who give your kids, and you, lots of opportunities to participate. This month come learn how to bake valentines day goodies as a family! All ages are welcome, from your littlest to biggest family member! Mom and dad, too.

    Love is in the Air!
    KPL Main (Downtown)
    Saturday, February 14 @ 10 am
    Spread a little love with your family and friends. We’ll read heartwarming stories, sing and create something special to share.
    All ages
    No registration required.

    Home Depot Kids Workshop
    Build A Heart Box
    Free but you must pre-register at

    Lowes Build And Grow Workshop
    10am Sweetheart Picture holder
    Free but you must pre-register at

    Tour the Market with Chef D: Saturday, Feb. 14, 11-1 p.m.
    Join us for a free tour of the Market vendors this Saturday, hosted by Chef D from Rogers TV! We will meet at 11 a.m. in the Marketplace, go through the tour with Chef D highlighting some of his favorite vendors, then return to the marketplace for a cooking demonstration and sampling
    Register at

    Valentines Day Family Magic Show
    KW Little Theater 9 Princess St E
    Tickets @

    Special Screening program for people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
    10:30am Galaxy Cinema Waterloo (Conestoga Mall)
    Cineplex Entertainment is launching a special screening program for people with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Sensory Friendly Screenings will include 2D projection, increased auditorium lighting, lower volume and smaller crowds.
    Theatres will also allow families to bring in outside food and take a break from screenings in a nearby "calm zone."
    Guests of all ages will be able to get in for the current child ticket price.
    The program begins Feb. 14 with The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
    Other titles and booking information will be announced on up to two weeks in advance of each screening. The program was developed in concert with Autism Speaks Canada.
    Tickets at

    Little Rays Reptiles
    Feb 14-16th


    (Ice Dogs Festival)

    February 14 – 16 (Family Day), 2015

    For 12 years, Winterloo has delighted families with its great outdoor and indoor events. Winterloo 2015 will be the best ever!

    Right now, we are finalizing the details for Winterloo 2015. We have everyone’s favourite winter activities – dog sled rides, ice sculpting, great art activities at the Button Factory, free public skating, free family movies, and a great Chili cook-off featuring some of Waterloo’s top eateries… there’s something for everyone!
    Be sure to check the schedule on the Programs page.

    Feb 15
    The Ayr Optimist Club is hosting a *FREE* WINTER CARNIVAL on the Sunday of Family Day weekend (Feb 15) from 11am-3pm at Schmidt Park.
    Outdoor fun for the whole family!
    Come dressed for skating, tobogganing, snow play and so much more! BYO Skates and sleds!
    Special Guests Anna and Elsa will be taking photos in the Fire Hall and will also sing a short concert!!/events/1547217428850007/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

    Cinderella Performance
    This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages and a truly unique interactive experience where the dream of living a farily tale does come true?
    Tickets: $5.00
    Can be purchased at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts or online.
    FAMILY DAY Feb 16

    What You Can Expect At The Movie Morning To End MS

    Meet local celebrities, a real life Ghostbuster, Anne and Elsa, have your face painted, and so much more. Engage in completely guilt-free entertainment this Family Day at with $16 advanced admission for up to four people to Movie Morning to End MS (the price increases at the door to $25 per family of four)
    The doors open at 8:30AM on Monday, February 16, 2015 at Landmark Cinemas Kitchener (Sportsworld/Gateway Area).

    Support the Waterloo District Chapter of the MS Society of Canada at Movie Morning to End MS, featuring a choice of four movies including Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Jumanji, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and The Lego Movie. The ideal wintertime and family activity, Movie Morning offers plenty of fun before the viewing so be sure go early. Meet local celebrities like Mrs. Oktoberfest, Uncle Hans, Tex for the Kitchener Rangers, a real life Ghostbuster, Anne and Elsa, face painting and so much more! Proceeds from this event go towards the MS Society's efforts to provide information, support and programs for people and families affected by multiple sclerosis.
    Doors open and the fun begins.
    9:30amThe Lego MovieCinema #5
    9:40amJumanjiCinema #4
    9:50amHow To Train Your Dragon 2Cinema #1
    10:00amMr. Peabody & ShermanCinema #3
    10:10amThe Lego MovieCinema #2

    Be sure to head to to grab your discount tickets to the event!
    Plus we have a contest to WIN PASSES TO THE MOVIE MORNING TO END MS!
    For additonal events for Feb 16th visit our stand alone Family Day 2015 post

     Feb 17
    Pancake Supper & Silent Auction Fundraiser
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 5 – 7pm
    Location: Westminster United Church
    543 Beechwood Dr.,
    Waterloo, ON
    Summary:Westminster United Church is offering a full supper with pancakes & maple syrup, sausage, fruit and beverages, along with a silent auction, bake sale and door prizes. Tickets available at the door. Adults are $10.00, Children 2-12 are $5.00 and Children under 2 eat for free. All proceeds go to the good works of Westminster United Church.
    Website: www.westminsterunited.cs
    Phone: 519-746-6080

    Feb 19
    Momentum Art Show @ Accelerator Centre
    Come out and support these talented young artists:
    Hadi Rahimi
    Mackenzie Eckert
    Patrick Beacock
    Josh Beacock
    Hailey Week’es
    Jarod Townsend!/events/1524113927876483/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

    Feb 20-March 7
    Seussical JR. is great fun for the whole family - Various Dates & Times
    Free Tickets at

    Feb 21
    Black History Month Celebration @ Kitchener Market
    We celebrate Black history month at the Kitchener Market with samples and treats from Carribbean Kitchen and traditional music on the upper level.

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 9:30 – 11:30am
    Location: Waterloo Region Museum
    Summary:The Three Little Pig Pre-concert activities: 9:30 to 10:30 am. Concert 10:30-11:30 am. A Fun and musical way for children to enjoy the symphony. Performed by the Licorice Allsort Clarinet Quartet. To Purchase tickets call the K-W Symphony at 519-745-4711, or 1-888-745-4717 and or vistit our website
    Cost:Adult $13 and Child $11
    Phone number:519-748-1914
    Ticket Web

    Little Diggers @ Sheridan Nurseries (Ottawa St. Kitchener)
    Grass Hair Buddy that they can take home and nurture!
    They will have fun taking care of their new buddy and watching the funny grass hair grow. Pre-registration is required.
    Members $5.00 Non-Members $7.00
    Register at

    Pure Wrestling Association presents:
    “Winter Slam”
    February 21st, 2015
    Alpine Club
    464 Maple Avenue
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Doors Open at 7pm
    Bell Rings at 7:30pm
    Tickets cost:
    $20 Front Row
    $15 General Admission
    $10 Youth Admission
    Toddlers Free
    Add $5 if purchased at the door
    Buy Online

    Feb 24
    Parents Night Out @ Kitchener Market
    Top Chef Terry - Cooking terminology and recipes: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Join the Kitchener Market as we begin anew one of our most popular cooking class series - top chef with Terry Salmond! Runner up on Top Chef Canada's previous season, chef Terry is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love of food with his classes. In this class we will learn cooking terminology and recipes: how to understand and easily work off of any recipe you come across. Provided in this class are appetizers and dishes created using the skills demonstrated during the night, so you can snack and learn all at the same time.

    Feb 25
    Teen Movie Night
    KPL Main Library (Downtown)
    Wednesday, February 25 @ 6 pm: The Fault in Our Stars PG (125 min)
    Save the date for teen movie nights. A new movie featured each month.
    For youth ages 12 – 18.
    No registration required.

    Parents Night Out @ Kitchener Market
    Hawaiian cocktails and tapas: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Aloha, Kitchener! Although the weather outside is frightful, our kitchen is always the perfect temperature. Come out for a fun night of learning Hawaiian dishes like fish tacos, Loco moco, and more! End the night right with a tropical cocktail that you can easily make at home.

    Feb 28
    Farm To Table @ Kitchener Market
    Join us for this free morning event as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Greenbelt! We will have local chefs highlighting fresh and local produce and ingredients. We will have a cooking demonstration, sampling, and recipes provided, as well as local musicians playing live.

    WT Townshend Community Fun Fair & Silent Auction
    Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 11am – 4pm
    Location: WT Townshend PS
    245 Activa Ave.
    Kitchener, ON
    Summary:Come out and join us for a fun FREE community event in SW Kitchener.
    Find great deals and one of a kind items at our VENDOR FAIR!
    Parents come out and learn from our speakers! FREE Childcare while you attend!
    KIDS have fun in the Activity hall. We are so excited to have a community organizations host different activities: Face Painting with Oxford Learning Kitchener South Interactive exhibit. The MUSEUM Let's Talk Science. Art Innovators University of Waterloo Engineering Photo Booth - Family Portaits or Photos with your friends! ($5) And Carnival Games.!/events/762655667149754/
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    Kitchener City Hall


    You may want to grab your tickets now for these events before they sell out!
    The Wizard of Oz
    A Family Musical
    March 4 to March 29
    Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
    This March, the greatest family musical of all-time is touching down in Cambridge!
    After a twister hits her Kansas farm, Dorothy Gale is transported somewhere over the rainbow and embarks on an epic journey accompanied by a Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and her faithful dog Toto.
    Click your heels and venture down the yellow brick road for a truly magical theatre experience.

    Doktor Kaboom!
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11 AM and 2 PM

    Doktor Kaboom! is an hilarious interactive science variety show for audiences of all ages created by Actor/Comedian David Epley. Using theatre and humour Doktor Kaboom! takes his audience on an amazing tour through the wonders of scientific exploration. Join him for a side-splitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments and demonstrations., by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or in person at the Centre In The Square Box Office (101 Queen Street North). Tickets for each show are $10 (adult), $5 (child), or $25 (family of 5) plus applicable fees.
    Bill Blagg’s Trickin’
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 AM and 2 PM
    Bill Blagg’s cabaret show Trickin’ is a highly interactive experience packed with Bill’s trademark magic and comedy! From flying toilet paper to balloon sword swallowing, this non-stop show has it all! Minds will be read, wedding rings will vanish (don’t worry they come back), ordinary objects will come to life and much more! Trickin’takes the magic from the stage to the audience and even puts it in their hands! This is an action-packed not-to-be-missed show filled with magical surprises, tons of laughs and total, by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or in person at the Centre In The Square Box Office (101 Queen Street North). Tickets for each show are $10 (adult), $5 (child), or $25 (family of 5) plus applicable fees

    Anne of Green Gables
    The Musical
    Oct 14 to Nov 8
    Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
    Journey to the shores of Prince Edward Island and follow the misadventures of Anne Shirley, a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan who will immediately capture your heart with her irrepressible spirit and imagination.
    Anne arrives at Green Gables full of hope for a new life, but is dismayed to discover the elderly Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert had expressly asked for a boy. Despite her fiery temper, love of melodrama and proclivity for mischief, Anne manages to charm her way into their hearts … and meet some kindred spirits along the way.
    Brimming with memorable music and magical moments, Anne of Green Gables is deservedly the most popular musical in Canadian theatre history. Join us for this family classic.

    Did we miss a FREE or LOW COST Family Friendly Event In January? Be sure to post it in the comments and our Facebook Group Page

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