Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#LongIslandMedium Theresa Caputo Takes Over The Aud In Kitchener This November – Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive 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!


Seeking the Spirits

Many of you know Theresa Caputo from her television show Long Island Medium, but did you know she also travels the world to connect live audiences with the spirits that watch over them?

We had the opportunity to see Theresa Caputo in Toronto a couple of years ago.  Seeing her connecting to the other side live is astounding.  We do not want to give away what will happen during the event, but let us tell you SEEING IS DEFINITELY BELIEVING!

"The Experience" brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close-hands-on experience regardless of seat location. "The experience isn't about believing in mediums. It's about witnessing something life-changing" says Theresa Caputo. "It's like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication."

Now Theresa Caputo is headed for Kitchener Ontario Canada on November 5, 2017.  She will be bringing her Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience to the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex (otherwise known as The Aud).

Get Your Tickets

Now is the time to grab you tickets to experience this outstanding spectacle. We think it will make a great PARENTS' NIGHT OUT!

Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell me why you want to attend in the comments at the bottom. It may just win you a night out for you and a guest to attend the event!
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Descendants 2 Arrives On DVD – Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive a complimentary DVD, but this just means we're able to giveaway one too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

Many of you are familiar with Disney Original Movies.  They are always filled with music, dancing, drama and a lot of fun. This month there’s another one you can add to your collection! The Villain Kids return in Descendants 2.  This time around your favourite VKs are joined by some new Descendants to create some chaos.

The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit "Descendants," as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains -- Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) -- try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.

Do you have a Descendants fan at your house? Make sure to grab a DVD copy of Descendants 2! We are so excited about the arrival of this new musical movie that we are giving away a copy!

Enter To Win

We are giving away a Descendants 2 on DVD! Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with which Descendants character you like the best.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Fresh Fuel 4 School: Meal Prep 4 Kids Launch @ #KitchenerMarket – Free Event September 30, 2017

Mark your calendars! September 30, 2017 is the launch of a new family friendly program happening at Kitchener Market in Downtown Kitchener.

We’ll be there showing how Movember KW promotes healthy lifestyles in Kitchener Waterloo and we will be joined by our friends from Nutrition For Learning and Our Place Early Years Centre plus many other great local partners.

The launch event happens from 10am-NOON at the Kitchener Market Upper Marketplace Kitchen followed by a kids concert.

Event Info

Start the week off on the right foot by getting the kids involved with making simple, healthy snacks for the week with certified health coach, Cassandra Eggleton.

•Ages: 12 and under (parent needs to be present for kids ages eight and under)
•Prep, make and bag food to take home.

Please join us for this new program aimed at introducing kids to safe cooking and healthy eating.

"Fresh Fuel 4 School" event will feature:



•Cooking demonstrations and sampling
•Kitchen safety lessons
•Arts and crafts with Art Shine
•Proper knife handling instructions
•Facepainting with Bre Creative
•An Erick Traplin kids concert at noon!

And a variety of other fun and educational activities! http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=04be50ea-91f7-4d4d-87d5-0f786c743649

Want to be sure you get all the updated info? Then be sure to RSVP https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10155564439555750/

Thursday, August 3, 2017

What Happened @ WTFest #WTFest17


Last weekend we travelled to Brantford to WTFest.  As mentioned in our WTFest contest post we were very excited to see Our Lady Peace perform once again. 


It was a bright sunny day perfect for a music festival and we received the VIP treatment at the concert.

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We were really surprised by the amount of local talent that kicked off the day and you can say we are now fans of the group named HARBOUR.


That wasn’t the only surprise that day.  Bands like Soul Asylum, Treble Charger and Tonic took to the stage playing their biggest hits of the 90s, but the best surprise was Collective Soul’s RUN.

First the band was joined on stage by Tonic’s Emerson Hart


Then they finished the song off stage in a huddle.  How amazing was that?

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Later the act we all came to see took to the stage.

Once we thought all the surprises of the day had happened, Our Lady Peace announced that they have a new album coming out this month!

One of our winners was so excited she had to show off her WTFest and OLP swag from the concert.

We have to say WTFest is aptly named as you never know what surprises are in store for you once you arrive!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kidspark, Buskers, Circus, Moparfest And More August 2017 Events, Activities and Stuff To Do

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

Contest we have this month


Ongoing Events

University of Waterloo Research Studies

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 cclr.uwaterloo.ca

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

Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
Website: uwaterloo.ca/social-development-lab
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775
Email: sdl@uwaterloo.ca


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 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: www.scouthouseband.com/cadets

Be a snow angel! Keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow can be very challenging for older adults and people with limited mobility. As a snow angel, you can be good neighbour by clearing snow for those who need assistance. All you have to do is adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand. It’s also a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours needed and to exercise outdoors! Learn more: www.kitchener.ca/snowangels


Kitchener Public Library Event Page http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar

Waterloo Public Library Event Page http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp?lib=all


Pools and Splashpads

Grand River Conservation Areas https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default


Take A Kid to the Course Starting July 3rd – Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club


Kids Bowl Free Info

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations. https://www.kidsbowlfree.com



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 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-registration.html 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 http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-regist…

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 https://uwaterloo.ca/…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/


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 https://creeksidechurch.ca/playground/


Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays is Back!

Monday nights in Kitchener just got a little more exciting! Come and visit Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays for a blast from the past with unique classic and special edition cars. Bring family and friends to this free all-ages event for a chance to win great prizes.

Join us from 6 pm until dusk every Monday between June 5th and September 18th in the parking lot in front of PartSource located at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (563 Highland Road West, Kitchener).

317 Franklin St N Kitchener317 Franklin St N Kitchener
Franklin Street Food Truck Fest!
Every Monday from May 1st to Sept 25th, 5-8 pm, St Luke's Lutheran Church, 317 Franklin St N in Kitchener.  Bring your own chairs/blankets.




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!

  • August 1st
  • August 15th
  • August 29th


Tots Time @ Waterloo 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. (resumes Jan 17)



Yoga In Victoria Park 12-12:50pm

Yoga in Victoria Park is a partnership between Queen Street Yoga and the City of Kitchener. Join us on Wednesdays over the lunch hour in June, July, and August. These classes are FREE, beginner-friendly, and all-ages. In the event of a thunderstorm, class will be held at the studio (look for announcements on our website and on social media). http://queenstreetyoga.com/workshops-events#parkyoga

Yoga @ Shades Mills Cambridge 7pm Free with paid park admission or with your Grand River Parks Membership

Event Details:

Yoga classes will be held near the Trail Shelter at Shade's Mills Park every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm, beginning Wednesday, May 31 until September 6. Suitable for beginners (ages 10+) and those with more experience. Participants 18 and under require a legal gaurdian present to sign the waiver form. For more information and for cancellations due to poor weather, please contact park staff at 519-621-3697. 



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 (resumes Jan 12) http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/…/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.(resumes Jan 17 for Tues and Jan 19 for Thursdays)  

Waterloo Train Station Thursdays

  • Will operate Thursdays from June 1 to Aug. 31.
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Provide seating space for individuals and groups
  • Food Trucks, Music and Fun Train station Thursdays



Summer Concerts @ Castle Kilbride Baden

Thursday evenings in July & August bring your lawn chair and enjoy unique music every time on the front lawn of Castle Kilbride from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Admission is by donation. Weather permitting.



Aug 4, 11 and 18 KPL Central (Downtown Kitchener) Free Kids Movies @ 2:30pm http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar


Outdoor Movies @ Shades Mills Cambridge (beginning June 9)

Free with paid park admission or with your Grand River Parks Membership

Event Details:

Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 9 and continuing until early September in the outdoor Toyota Amphitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park on Avenue Road in Cambridge.

Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 9 p.m. during the longer days of June and July to 8:00 p.m. in late August. Please note that movies are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather. 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). https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-09-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill



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


Wmb church has BBQs end Sunday throughout the summer starting at 11am. Bouncy castles, games...Lots of stuff. Website is wmbchurch.ca

AUGUST 2017 Event Blast

August 3
Puppet Show @ Country Hills Library 2:30pm

Enjoy 2 short puppet shows, plus some songs and stories during this 30 - 40 minute program. Scaredy Squirrel promises to make an appearance, along with some other Canadian friends.
Free tickets available at the host library 30 minutes before the program. First come, first served.

Movie In Civic Park with your Dog (Beethoven is the movie) https://www.facebook.com/events/1449035901823220/

McDougall Cottage Cambridge Join us for our annual preview of Cambridge's own Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music (August 4 to 6). This year we welcome the Arrowsmiths: Robb Trio. This exciting new collaboration brings together Ian Robb (Finest Kind, JIIG), and Jess & Richard Arrowsmith (Melrose Quartet, Crucible). The trio shares a love of music and song from the English tradition. They showcase some of the finest vocals you could hope to hear paired with accompaniments and tune sets of tremendous energy and subtlety.
We'll be in the garden (weather permitting). Admission is by donation to the musicians. 

August 4
8:45 pm - Moana (2016) G 107 mins @ Shades Mills Cambridge https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-16-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill

 Aug 4-6
Cambridge Mill Race Folk Festival http://www.millracefolksociety.com/Festival.html
free festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site

Aug 5
Kitchener Market Tour 11:30am Join us for a market tour where we learn about getting the most bang for your buck! $10 meals, 1 pot meals and 5 ingredient meals are on the menu. Registration info at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=fa3448cb-9eca-4295-9fce-1184c818e7a4

Aug 5-7
Guelph Pirate Festival http://thepiratefestival.com/

KIDSUMMER @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm
The Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a summer party and all kids are invited!  KidSummer is a fun family day where kids of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun.  Try your hand at the gallery activities and games, enjoy a horse drawn wagon and see how many points you can collect playing crokinole and horseshoes or how many steps you can take on a pair of stilts! Free admission for up to two children ages 5 – 12 with each $11 adult admission.


Aug 8
Growing Together: A Neighbourhood Cookbook Project 6-9pm
Help create a community art cookbook by creating artful little free libraries and sharing your favourite recipes. Bring a copy of your recipe(s) that can be left with the artist, or originals to be scanned/photographed.
No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. Free to attend, all are welcome!

Lakeshore Optimist Park Northlake Drive Waterloo
Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-together-a-neighbourhood-cookbook-project-artist-in-residence-tickets-35043702658

Aug 9
Growing Together: A Neighbourhood Cookbook Project 6-9pm
Help create a community art cookbook by creating striking images of what’s growing in the garden and sharing your favourite recipes. Bring a copy of your recipe(s) that can be left with the artist, or originals to be scanned/photographed.
No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. Free to attend, all are welcome!
Heasley Park Healthy Harvest Community Garden
203 Cedarvale Crescent Waterloo
Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-together-a-neighbourhood-cookbook-project-artist-in-residence-tickets-35037300509

August 10
Mad Science Workshop @ Pioneer Park Library
Come and discover Mad Science in a workshop. Enjoy an hour of fantastic demonstrations and experiments.
FREE event; Ages 5 – 12
Registration opens one week before the program.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 5 – 7pm
2958 Greenfield Rd. Ayr, ON
Highlights: Henna, face paint, BBQ, bouncy castle, mascots, games, prizes
Expected Attendance: 150
Phone number:

Lego Batman sundown @ Waterloo Park http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1


Aug 10-12

NHL® Centennial Fan Arena is coming to Tillsonburg!

Join the NHL as we begin a year-long celebration of our 100th anniversary with a traveling truck tour – the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena. Come experience our interactive museum truck with exclusive memorabilia and content; alumni appearances; trivia and games; a pop-up ball hockey rink; never-before-seen virtual reality games; and an opportunity to take your photo with most revered trophy in professional sports, the Stanley Cup®!
Don't miss the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena in Tillsonburg:

Tillsonburg Community Centre
45 Hardy Ave
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3W9

8/10/2017: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm*
8/11/2017: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm*
8/12/2017: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm*

Stanley Cup Hours:
8/10/2017: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm*

8/11/2017: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm*
Pre-register now to get ahead of the game and stay up-to-date on the latest information about the tour.

Aug 10-12
Kitchener Blue Festival – various venues, times and prices. Info at http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com/

Also Gospel Blues Pancake Breakfast
Sunday August 13th
Downtown Kitchener BIA Stage ( Crabby Joe’s Parking Lot)
Free pancakes, sausages, coffee, juice and water ( while supplies last)

Brought to you by the businesses of Downtown Kitchener Donations to the Working Center accepted

August 11
Celebrating Multiculturalism and Kinsmen Soper Park Pool's 50th Birthday
Friday, August 11, 2017 | 1:30 – 7pm
Kinsmen Soper Park Pool
There will be face painting, henna, temporary tattoos, food trucks, and live music. Come on out to swim for reduced admission and enjoy the new and improved pool equipment. Bring your own chairs/blankets. 
Phone number:

8:45 pm – The Good Dinosaur (2015) G 94 mins @ Shades Mills Cambridge https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-16-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill

Movies In The Square in Guelph – Shrek Forever After http://guelph.ca/living/arts-and-culture/market-square-2

Aug 12
Baden Corn Festival Baden Firefighters Breakfast
Tours at Castle Kilbride by donation
Antique and Classic Cars at Castle Kilbride
Food Court and Beer Garden
Kid Zone
Cornhole Games and Tournament
Live Animal Display
Baden Mill tours
Horse and Wagon Rides
and Many More! Info at

Marathon Of Shows – Terry Fox Run Fundraiser in New Hamburg 10am-3pm https://www.facebook.com/marathonofshows/photos/rpp.185596585286994/256345061545479/?type=3&theater

African, Black & Caribbean Network Summer BBQ @ Waterloo Park Pavillion 2pm-8pm
FREE event - Bring your own drinks, and a favourite dish to share! Performances by local commujnity groups and kids activities planned. This year hosted jointly by Bring on the Sunshine, the ACCKWA and the African Canadian Association, Join us for food, fellowship and fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/1861141664208861

Reach For The Stars Dance Studio Open House 1-4pm
Ribbon Cutting, Treats and free dance class

Galt Grandfest – Cambridge 10am-11pm http://galtonthegrand.ca/galt-grandfest-2017.pdf

 Kids In Kilts @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.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 have tons of fun creating Stone Pendants. $3 per child, adults, no charge. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2017-08-12-Kids-in-Kilts

Aug 12-13
Canadian Swiss Dream Circus in Ayr. Info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-circus-is-coming-to-town-enter-to.html
Fascinating Farms Weekend @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm
Join the farm staff to explore the fascinating and fantastic world of farm animals. Make sure to bring your queries about farm animals to these great weekend activities. Discover the basics of horse care, watch harnessing demonstrations (Sunday only) or assist our farm staff with barn chores. You won’t be able to contain your egg-citement at our interactive chicken discussion, and children will love discovering the animal answers to our interactive scavenger hunt.
Activities included with general admission.

Aug 13
Radha Krishna Mandir - Cambridge, Ontario‎ Picnic games, kiddie train rides, a mini ferris wheel, Powered Bikes, Bouncy Castles, Food fun and More!
Portuguese Club of Cambridge
RKM's Canada 150th Celebration picnic and concert https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10155519664805750

Aug 15
Open Tuesday @ Steckle Farm 3-7pm Explore this educational farm with Kitchener’s artist in residence Julie Sperling. Learn about the importance of local food in the fight against climate change and make a small mosaic to contribute to Julie’s final project. No artistic ability is required.
Cost: $5 entrance fee per family to Steckle Heritage Farm

Help create a community art cookbook by creating artful little free libraries and sharing your favourite recipes. Bring a copy of your recipe(s) that can be left with the artist, or originals to be scanned/photographed.

No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. Free to attend, all are welcome!

6-9pm Dunvegan Park 362 Dunvegan Drive  Waterloo
Register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-together-a-neighbourhood-cookbook-project-artist-in-residence-tickets-35043809979

Aug 14
Monday, August 14, 2017 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
317 Franklin St. N Kitchener
We are a not for profit day program for young adults with developmental disabilities and have been planning an event with Extend-A-Family, the Grand River KPL, the Stanley Park Community Centre, Bridges to Belonging and the Buddy Choir, St. Luke's Church, as well as local community members.

We are collaborating with the existing Food Truck event held each Monday at St. Luke's church and making it into a more exciting and inclusive community event! Some highlights of our evening include:

-A performance by Erick Traplin
-A performance by the Buddy Choir, which is organized by the Down Syndrome Society, as well as Bridges to Belonging -Police Cruiser(s) with special guest, Chief Larkin -Fire truck -Face painting -Free popcorn -Photo booth -The KPL and more!
Phone number:

Aug 16
Moms and Babes Morning Out @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 10-11am

On Wednesday August 16, 2017 our guest speaker will be Marie Debrun, a Public Health Nurse from Region of Waterloo Public Health. She will be talking about how important baby’s first five years are for brain development and how you can help raise the healthiest children possible. We will also get a chance to talk about feeding your baby, sleep for your baby, age appropriate play activities, immunization, safety, dental health and much more.
 For some good resources on raising healthy children, check out the Region of Waterloo New Parent Resource Guide bit.ly/newparentresourceguide and Our Kids Network http://www.ourkidsnetwork.ca/Public/Supporting-Families $3 plus HST per adult. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying baby's admission is free http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-08-16-Mom-and-Babes-Morning-Out

Family Fun Carnival 5-8pm
Come one, come all to the Family Fun Carnival hosted by the Wilmot Family Resource Centre! Bouncy castles, oodles of summer carnival games, a BBQ by New Hamburg Optimists and much, much more! Come celebrate a night full of family, friends and fun!
All proceeds from the Family Fun Carnival will be supporting future programs and services at the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. @ Living Water Fellowship Church (45 Hinck's St. New Hamburg)

Help create a community art cookbook by creating artful little free libraries and sharing your favourite recipes. Bring a copy of your recipe(s) that can be left with the artist, or originals to be scanned/photographed.

No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. Free to attend, all are welcome!

6-9pm Sunset Community Garden Haida Park Waterloo
Register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-together-a-neighbourhood-cookbook-project-artist-in-residence-tickets-35037404821

August 16
For those with older teens Jaws @ Civic Centre Park Kitchener (by Centre In The Square and KPL)

 Campfire @ Waterloo Public Square 8pm http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Campfire.asp

August 17
Canada 150 Neighbour Walk @ Joseph Schneider Haus 10:30am
In conjunction with Canada's 150th join local historian rych mills for a guided walk/exploration to find out what the "Schneiderhood" was like in 1867 and how it developed.
Enjoy stories describing how, within a few years of Canada's Confederation, Berlin’s downtown began growing south toward the Schneider farm. After the walk, come back to the Haus for cookies and lemonade.
This will be a 90 minute brisk walk with a halfway snack break provided by Schneider Haus. Bring along a water bottle to stay hydrated. Pre-registration required. $10 plus HST per person.

August 18 8:15 pm - Beauty and the Beast (2017) G 129 mins @ Shades Mills Cambridge https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-16-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill
Aug 18-19
Rock The Mill @ Cambridge City Hall
Rock The Mill summer concert weekend. Rock The Mill works with the community and agencies to enhance and promote cultural opportunities for youth in Cambridge. This annual event is a chance for youths to showcase their talent, and is always a fun-filled concert that you don’t want to miss!

Aug 19
Help create a community art cookbook by creating artful little free libraries and sharing your favourite recipes. Bring a copy of your recipe(s) that can be left with the artist, or originals to be scanned/photographed.

No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. Free to attend, all are welcome!

9am-Noon Anndale Park 532 Hallmark Drive  Waterloo
Register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-together-a-neighbourhood-cookbook-project-artist-in-residence-tickets-35043559229

Aug 19-20
Moparfest New Hamburg
General admission cost $12 per person per day, kids 12 and under are free
General admission parking is free.

Aug 20
KIDSPARK @ Victoria Park
One of the best events in Kitchener for families! We took our kids every year when they were young

Aug 24
Bernardin Canning @ Kitchener Market
Join Emerie Brine a canning specialist from Bernardin, for a highly entertaining demonstration and learn how to preserve fruits and vegetables all year long. Bernardin Home Canning products are the gold standard in home preserving, learn how to use them safely at home.
This event is $5 (at the door!) Registration info

ONTour Concert in Guelph

August 24
  • Headstones
  • Coleman Hell
  • The Beaches
  • Ginger Ale & The Monowhales

 For those with older teens Kong Skull Island sundown @ Waterloo Park http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1

Waterloo Busker Carnival http://www.waterloobuskers.com/

August 25
8:00 pm – Monsters Inc. (2001) G 92 mins @ Shades Mills Cambridge https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-16-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill

Movies In The Square in Guelph – Movie To Be Announced http://guelph.ca/living/arts-and-culture/market-square-2

Aug 26

3rd Annual Aviation Fun Day
Saturday August 26 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Grab your walking shoes and explore the airport on foot at this free family event. Learn how the aviation industry works, meet pilots, get up close to airport equipment, vintage aircraft and classic cars.
Visit aviation-related displays in the Airport's Terminal Building, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Youth Development Centre, and see unique and vintage aircraft up close on Apron IV, an area usually restricted to the public.
Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. To date, Aviation Fun Day attendees have donated 3,538 lbs of food and $3,590 to support our local food banks. Join us for fun filled day and help strengthen our community! http://www.waterlooairport.ca/en/abouttheairport/aviation-fun-day.asp?_mid_=35752

Cambridge Comic Arts Festival
When:Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where:Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON

Description:Join Idea Exchange to celebrate the 2017 Cambridge Comic Arts Festival – a full day of free activities and displays designed for comic lovers of all ages.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/ccaf.
Ages:All Ages

Aug 26-27

Link Picnic Festival and Parade @ Victoria Park (info TBA) http://linkpicnicfestival.com

Apple-iscious @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm
As the summer season comes to an end, it’s time to bring in the apples! Join our staff to try some of the delicious things you can make with apples, play some apple games, or learn about what kind of care goes into growing your own apples.Activities included with general admission: $11 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under FREE, $25 Family, all admissions plus HST. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-08-26-Apple-iscious-Weekend

Aug 27
Help create a community art cookbook by creating artful little free libraries and sharing your favourite recipes. Bring a copy of your recipe(s) that can be left with the artist, or originals to be scanned/photographed.
No experience necessary and all tools will be provided. Free to attend, all are welcome!
9am-Noon Old Oak Park 507 Old Oak Place Waterloo
Register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/growing-together-a-neighbourhood-cookbook-project-artist-in-residence-tickets-35042893237

Doon Cruise In @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 9:30am-4pm.

The Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to host the 7th annual Doon Cruise-In. All makes & models will be on display, custom & stock 1990 and older. Tour the living history village, visit the galleries in the museum and enjoy a car show.  Music on the patio this Sunday will be music on the gazebo with Chuckee Zehr and the Crawdaddies providing live music throughout the afternoon. Car show participants are free with a food/cash donation to the local food bank.The car show and music is included with general admission: $11 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under FREE, $25 Family, all admissions plus HST. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-08-27-7th-Annual-Doon-Cruise-In

Aug 30
Brantford Airshow
Wednesday (yes, you read correctly) August 30, 2017
Arrive early to avoid traffic!
Gates open at 11:00 AM.
The flying show 2:00 PM — 5:00 PM.

The Charity Airshow is unique for not having an admission fee, but donations accepted upon entry support local Children’s Charities and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
Admission FREE ADMISSION - Donations Welcome. Event Parking is available on site $20.


August 31

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 4 – 7pm
Homer Watson House & Gallery
Homer Watson House & Gallery strives to provide outstanding artistic education to children while supporting local artists in our community.  This year, the Gallery continues to do this by hosting the Summer Colours Children’s Art Exhibition.  From August 19th to August 31 we will be exhibiting the wonderful works of the students who attended Homer Watson House & Gallery’s summer camps, culminating in our Closing Reception on August 31st.

Follow the trail to creativity! Homer Watson House & Gallery invites you to join our Closing Reception for Colours of Canada: Parks and Paints. Hike on over to The Gallery and explore the wonders of the Canadian wilderness! The Gallery will be transformed into a wild exhibition on August 31st, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm. Children and parents will enjoy art activities, prizes, refreshments, and more. All artwork will be available for pick up at the closing reception.