Sunday, August 28, 2016

September 2016, Labour Day Long Weekend, Fall Fairs And More Events And Activities In Kitchener Waterloo

As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast

Ongoing Events
Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research
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

Infant Studies Group
If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!
TEL: 519 888 4567
ext. 31164

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are a the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!
No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website:

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:
The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.
The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly starting January 2016 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings
Parents/caregivers can register online at The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo
Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar
Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free

Classic Car Mondays
Kitchener-Waterloo residents of all ages are invited to join car enthusiasts as they showcase their special edition and classic cars every Monday from June 6th to September 19th. Show & Shine Classic Car Mondays will run from 6 pm until dusk in the PartSource parking lot at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (weather permitting).  Admission is free and there are there great prizes to be won.  Public transit and parking is available.

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!
With Erick Traplin September 13th and 27th

Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.…/event-details/…

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…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.…/event-details/…

Boston Pizza at Erb and Erbsville is every Thursday 5:30-7:30pm

Outdoor Concert Series @ Castle Kilbride Baden
Concerts are every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m (Sept 1 and 8). (Weather Permitting)
Admission is by donation.

Movies Under The Stars @ Shades Mill Cambridge (beginning June 10)

Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 10 and continuing until mid- September in the new outdoor amphitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park on Avenue Road in Cambridge. Please note that movies are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather.
Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 9 p.m. during the longer days of June and July to 7:30 p.m. in September. Cancellations due to poor weather or schedule changes will be posted on the GRCA events calendar, Facebook and Twitter, or call the park at 519-621-3697.
The movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G). Specific movies for each Friday are listed in the Events Calendar on the GRCA website at

Saturdays 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 $2.99 Films @ Cineplex

FREE FLICKS (suited for the older teen crown)

Waterloo Public Square Drum Circle - Sunday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Uptown Waterloo.Bring your drum & percussion & a folding chair.It's free & everyone is welcome!

September 2016 Event Blast

From now until Labour Day the CNE is going on in Toronto! We’ll be there soon but in the meantime see the fun we had last year at


September 1

UB40 @ Centre In The Square
Learn more at

 September 1-5
Paris Fair

September 2-4
Organville Fall Fair

September 3
Paw Patrol @ Bingemans Funworx
ITS PATROL TIME AGAIN! Come to FunworX and meet Marshall, Chase, and Skye! Event times are 11:00am and 1:00pm. Included with admission is a loot bag, photo ops, patrol themed activates and free admission to FunworX play. Cost is $20

September 3 and 4
LINK Picnic Festival and Parade

Saturday will host an evening concert only of music, dance, fashion and food starng at 4pm until 9pm. Sunday will begin at noon and go to 7pm with full programming.
The eleventh African and Caribbean festival features the drum, the steelpan and an array of the
musical diaspora through three areas of music. Along with traditonal foods, cultural fashions
and dance, there’s an actvity-packed children’s village which includes a limbo contest and the
festive and colourful Carnival Parade that starts at 3pm on September 4

September 3-5
Space Weekend @ Snyders Family Farm

Come visit the farm as we open for the season, Sept.3-4-5! Visit the farm and your favourite Star Wars characters ( 11am-2pm all 3 days), plus all the new things we have for you in 2016. You don`t want to miss our NEW on- farm Bakery Grand opening and be the first to try our Moon Pies! Dress up the little ones and have 1 last Farmtastic fun weekend, before we all need to make school lunches again. lol 10 am -5pm all 3 days, including Labour Day Monday. Admission info

September 4
Kitchener Rangers Fan Fest BBQ
The Kitchener Rangers will host their annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Aud.
Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!
The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program will be on hand to collect equipment. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used hockey equipment to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture!
Following the BBQ, the Rangers will host their first exhibition game of the year.
Tickets will be available at the door.

September 7
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Just roll with it: Sushi - Sep. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
One of the most popular Japanese foods found in North America is sushi! Instead of going out to a restaurant, why not try your hand at making your own sushi? For fresh, homemade sushi, let our professional chefs show you how to 'roll' in style! * Most classes are $47 unless otherwise noted in class details. Register at

September 8-11
Cambridge Fall Fair

September 9-10
Aberfoyle Fall Fair

September 9-11
Tavistock Fall Fair

Georgetown Fall Fair

September 9-18
London Western Fair

September 10

Kids In The Kitchen 10am-Noon FREE EVENT @ Kitchener Market
Bring your kids age 7-12 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. The theme for this month's Kids in the Kitchen is Harvest Time!

Kids In Kilts @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge

One special day each month, we invite children, ages 3 and up, to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. This month crafty kids will be creating Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments that they can use to decorate their own cottages. $3 per child, accompanying adults are free. Drop in 1-4pm

Seed Saving Workshop @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 1:30-3:30pm
Admission is $10 per person plus HST. Membership discount applies. Free for Seeds of Diversity members. Capacity limited. Pre-registration required. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express accepted. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 10am – 2pm
Milt Dunnell Field ,80 Water St. North , St Marys , Ontario
Family Fun for All Ages
Explore an array of Big Rigs,Construction and Farm Equipment, Mighty Machines and Sweet Rides
Little Drivers Zone, Paint a car, and other activities
Character appearances, BBQ, Silent Auction and Draws

OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle performance at 2:30 on the Main Street

Admission by Donation

Event to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer and  to raise Funds for  Childcan  -a  Registered Charity that supports families dealing with Childhood Cancer

World Suicide Prevention Day-Community Butterfly Release

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12 – 4pm
Wilfrid Laurier University in the Quad
On Saturday September 10th from 12:00-4:00pm Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council and Wilfrid Laurier University are hosting World Suicide Prevention Day activities, including an Information Fair, Charity BBQ, Connect-Communicate-Care Program, and Butterfly Release; A symbol of hope for those affected by suicide.

September 10 and 11
Mennonite Food @ Joseph Schnider Haus
A weekend devoted to cooking traditional (and frugal) Pennsylvania-German Mennonite dishes. Regular admission applies

Snyder's Farm is having a Princess Party!!
Join us September 10th and 11th to meet 4 of your favorite Princess at a special PRINCESS PARTY! Princesses will be visiting the farm from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on the 10th and 11th of September.
The Farm and Bakery will be open from 10 am until 5 pm. No additional charge for this awesome party, just regular Farm admission! Tickets can be bought on-line or on-farm. Admission info

Summers End Festival @ Waterloo City Hall

America Latina Variety & Deli  second anniversary. Live music by Orlando Valencia & Pachanga Latin Band. Pupusas & Churros for $1*. Pupusa Eating Contest with prizes to be won.

*limit 6 per person. all prices plus Taxes.

September 11
Ovarian Cancer Walk For Hope
Sunday Sept 11th with registration from 9-10am and the walk beginning at 10am.
It is a 2.5 km and 5km walk beginning and ending at the Victoria Park Clock tower.
There are refreshments for participants, kid activities and prizes for top fundraisers. Individuals interested in fundraising should register ahead at

Surf Dogs - Bingemans Big Spalsh - September 11th, 2016
$10 online tickets, $12 door
Small Dog Only Fun from 12PM to 1PM (under 25 lbs), Large and Small Dog Fun starting at 1PM
Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year. Surf Dogs – Sunday September 11, 2016! The most fearless dogs will jump on their boards (or just splash in water) and “hang 20” in the wave pool. This event must be seen to be believed! Bring the whole family for a rad time, goodies and fun! Have a small pooch? Have them catch a wave during the, exclusive small dog only pool time!

Please don't forget to print, sign and bring the waiver. Info @

Hilltop Festival
Our yearly community Hilltop Festival is one of our events you don't want to miss.  Featuring a free bbq, live entertainment, pony rides, bouncy castle and other inflatables, the Nimblebus, door prizes and more, you'll want to invite kids and adults of all ages to this fun, free afternoon of activities running from 12 noon to 4 pm (rain or shine).
Entertainment runs all afternoon and will feature the Rubber Chicken Company, Found Band, Catch a Laugh Performance with Eric Dettweiler and Hilltop's Got Talent - our very own talent show.
Nimblebus runs from 1- 3 pm
Pony rides run from 1:30-3:30 pm
BBQ runs until 3 pm or while supplies last

KITCHENER Ringette Association is happy to be hosting a Come Try Ringette Event.
This is a free event for all children 4 years and older.  All you will need to bring is a helmet, skates, protective gloves or winter gloves(these are ok too).  We will have ringette sticks on hand to borrow for the event.  Snacks will be provided to children after the event.
We will have ice helpers on hand yo assist new skaters, as well as kitchener ringette members available to answer any questions you may have about ringette or our play for free promotion.

When: Sunday, September 11
Location: Sportsworld Arena
35 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, Kitchener
Time: 3:15pm to 4:15 pm
If you have any questions about this event, please contact our events coordinator, Connie McFatridge at
Bring your enthusiasm and fun and learn about the fastest game on ice!

Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 1 – 3pm
Williamsburg Cemetery 1541 Fischer Hallman Rd. Kitchener, ON N2R 1P6Williamsburg Cemetery 1541 Fischer Hallman Rd. Kitchener, ON N2R 1P6
The Butterfly Release Walk to Remember memorial event is an inclusive opportunity for bereaved community members to reflect, honour their loved ones and connect in a supportive environment. Everyone is welcome.

Participants may purchase a butterfly or memorial sign (to be placed along the walking path),or donate to BFO-MR in memory of their loved one.

All orders for butterflies and memory signs must be received by August 26.

September 12
OPEN HOUSE  @ Renaissance School of the Arts (who organzie KW GLEE) 6pm-9pm

September 13 and 14
Wellesley Fall Fair

September 14
The Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) is offering a new program for new moms. 10:30am-11:30am On specific Wednesdays during the fall we will be offering a session that will be fun and interesting and give you a morning out with your new baby. Admission is $3 plus HST, membership discount applies.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Indian Cuisine - Sep. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
Indian food can be spicy, sweet, sour, buttery and salty - but most of all it can be addictive! For authentic Indian recipes and hands-on teaching from a professional chef, look no further. Our Indian Cuisine class will show you just how easy it can be to make classic Indian dishes to wow your family and dinner guests alike. * Most classes are $47 unless otherwise noted in class details. Register at

September 15-18
New Hamburg Fall Fair

September 16
The Peanuts Movie – Outdoor Movie @ Max Becker Commons

September 16-18
Fergus Fall Fair

Embro Fall Fair

September 17
Doors Open Waterloo Region. Various locations. Info at

Royal Medieval Faire
Join us for our 19th year for a great celebration with food, music, magic and swordplay on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm in Waterloo Park West, Waterloo!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 10am – 3pm
1985 Beke Rd. North Dumfries Cambridge
Annual Fun Fair at Countryside Camp in Cambridge!
The fun doesn't stop when camp is over! September 17, 2016, marks our 39th Annual Fun Fair hosted here at the camp at 1985 Beke Rd. from 10am to 3pm. This family fun event offers children rides, animal train, a climbing wall, and obstacle course, tea room, Canadian, Spanish and Dutch delights, a produce and bake sale tent, silent auction, cake auction and so much more. This annual event serves as the largest fundraiser to support the ministry of Countryside Camp and Conference Centre! You won't want to miss it! For more information go to or call 519-623-4860. See you at the fair!

September 17-18

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 10am – 6pm and September 18 10am-5pm
Downtown St, George, Ontario
St. George Applefest will be hosting its 32nd Annual Festival on Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday September 18th 2016 in downtown St. George.
A Top 100 Festivals event in Ontario brings together thousands of people each year for "Everything Apple" From over 100 vendors to apple pies and dumplings there is lots to do at Applefest this year. A family fun filled event with a Children's play area and all day entertainment on 2 stages.
Saturday Night Street Party and beer tent.

September 18
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 11am-5pm A fun day of secret codes, secret languages and private messages!Codes have been used throughout history whenever people wanted to keep messages private. Discover the museum’s secret languages from Morse code to Hexadecimal.  Learn how to send private messages and to crack other secret codes!  It’s a fun-filled day for young secret agents! Regular Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.

September 20-24

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 8:30am – 5pm
Join us for "A Fresh Taste of Farming" from September 20-24 at the 2016 International Plowing Match! There will be plowing competitions, camping, main stage entertainment, antiques display, quilt show, agriculture education tent, and over 500 exhibitors. Also featured is the RCMP Musical Ride, Knights of Valour Jousting, and Dodge RAM Rodeo! There's something for everyone at the 2016 IPM. Visit the match at the homestead of Earl and Anne Schneider located on County Road 109 south east of the community of Harriston. For more information, see, email or call 519-510-9092.
Phone number:

September 22-25
Stratford Fall Fair

September 21
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Tasty Thai - Sep. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
One of the most popular international cuisines, Thai dishes are created using many different elements in a harmonious way to create a full dish. Although it sounds complex, the ingredients are simple and healthy! Come in and learn about all of the different components of Thai cuisine, and leave with recipes for some of your favorite meals from Thailand.  * Most classes are $47 unless otherwise noted in class details. Register at

September 23-25
Drumbo Fall Fair

Milton Fall Fair

September 24

9 am: Fall Soups and Stews -Autumn leaves are swirling down; the air is starting to feel crisp and frosty! Warm up to a bowl of homemade soup or stew using one of the fabulous recipes you'll learn in this cooking demonstration.

10 am: Sheridan Nurseries Learning Session on prepping and planting bulbs in the fall time! Please join us for this fun, free session.

11 am: Local Wine and Cheese - We continue our celebration of autumn harvest with a wine and cheese pairing class featuring Kitchener Market vendors Pillitteri Estates Winery. The cheese used in this class is from Mickey McGuire's Cheese and River's Edge Goat Dairy. ChefD of At Home with ChefD on Rogers TV will be the hosting chef for this event. If you want to learn more about classic wine and cheese pairings this is the class for you!

Crafts for kids hosted by Artshine
Face painting by Bree Creative

Extend A Family Ball Hockey Tournament
Saturday, September 24th from 10am-4pm!
First ball drops at 10am in Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s parking lot. With multiple playing surfaces located at 91 Moore Ave., Kitchener, check out the action and see multiple games in progress.The day will also include children’s activities, games, skills competitions, music. Register as an individual (placed on a team by EAFWR) or request to play on a specific team (input the team name when prompted). Cost per player is $15 Registration info at

arrive after 11am- spend $30 and get $5 off your purchase
$2 cash admission (or non expired canned good)
400 East Ave. (Kitchener Aud~~~ Kiwanis Arena)
DEBIT and CASH available for check out
(0.50 cent charge for debit)
All items are sold AS IS and all sales are Final - No Exchanges, Refunds or Returns. Please look over your items before purchasing. If you come across an item that is not sellable, please bring it to one of the check out tables.

Traditional Pow Wow
This year's Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, September 24, 12-5 pm at a new location: Waterloo Park West (near the bandshell). There will be limited parking available at the University of Waterloo's Lot C.

Wellsley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival
September 25
An urban exploration walk during autumn that explores the historic Schneider’s Creek lead by James Anthony Usas. Call 519-742-7752 for map and directions. Note this event is not for the faint of heart. Rubber boots/hip waders required. Bring cameras and dress for the weather. Suitable for 16 years of age of older. $10 plus HST. Call 519-742-7752 to register.

September 27-29
The First Peoples Festival @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)9:30am-2:30pm
Celebration of First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit cultures, history and realities for school children in grades 6 to 12. This 3 day festival will include opening ceremonies by Elders in the community, presentations of dance, music, traditional crafts and knowledge.  Special school rates apply for booked school groups, regular admission for the general public. Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Families $25, all admissions plus HST.