Monday, April 2, 2018

PD Day, Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, Stratford Swan Festival, Earth Day and More April 2018 Events, Activities and Stuff To Do in Kitchener Waterloo


Did you know there is a PD DAY this month on FRIDAY THE 13th?!?!!?
We thought we would give you lots of warning to help you prepare :)

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

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!



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

 



Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar http://calendar.rwlibrary.ca/?_mid_=17409

Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar http://ideaexchange.org

 

 

Daily

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/

Mondays

Legacy every Monday at 7pm. $4 entry with a pack per person into the prize pool @ KW PlaySpace (until Sept 24) https://www.facebook.com/events/317175528805117

 

Tuesdays

Join Early Years Centre Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Kitchener Market Marketplace for family cooking time. This program will provide strategies to families on how to involve children in the kitchen.
Register in person at Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre or by phone at 519-571-1626.


 

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!

  • April 3
  • April 17


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. NOTE NOT HAPPENING DURING MARCH BREAK


Colour Our Community @ KPL Central (Downtown) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2pm-4pm

Art can be a tool for increasing social connections and fostering community inclusion and integration. Colour Our Community aims to make connections between those who are often marginalized and members of the community at large in a comfortable, accessible venue where all are welcome to explore their creativity and experience connection through art. Colour Our Community is a partnership with Kitchener Public Library and Circle of Friends.


 

Wednesdays

Beginning April 11 (to June 13) Tails and Trails @ Huron Natural Area Grow your young child's love of nature through these story times in the forest. We will gather for songs and a tale around various themes, then hit the trails for a short hike.
Meet at the play area.
https://www.facebook.com/events/247298195813584

 

Thursdays

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!


Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Beginning Jan 18th 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. NOTE NOT HAPPENING DURING MARCH BREAK


 

Saturdays

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


Home Depot Workshops 2nd Saturday of Each Month

FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

 

April 2018 Event Blast


Now Until April 8


 

April 6

National Tartan Day

Noon to 5 p.m.

It’s National Tartan Day, so if you stop by and show us your tartan!  Free tea and shortbread to all Tartaned visitors at McDougall Cottage Cambridge Noon-5pm

http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-04-06-1200-National-Tartan-Day

 

 

April 7

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival http://www.elmiramaplesyrup.com

play with nature at Gzowski Park 1st Saturday of the month. Take part in hands-on projects, crafts, games and more 10am-2pm https://www.facebook.com/events/347833019048203/

MOM TO MOM SALE @ Laurentian Hills Christian School 9:30-11am https://www.facebook.com/events/413225279091155/

 

April 7-8

Swan Weekend in Stratford

Various events (note Swans parade to the Avon River at 1:45pm on Sunday along Lakeside Drive) http://www.visitstratford.ca/swan-weekend

 

April 8

Homer Watson House & Gallery at Community Appreciation Day! On Sunday, April 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, join us for  this FREE annual event as we welcome families and community members to experience a wide variety of fun art activities, tours of the Gallery and Museum, as well as a tasty food! http://www.homerwatson.on.ca/cad-2018

Waterloo County Classic Crokinole Tournaments @ Joseph Schneider Hause 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children

This weekend is all about traditional games, including the annual Waterloo County Classic Crokinole Tournament. Teams must pre-register to enter the adult tournament. Pre-registration required to participate in tournament. Regular admission applies to museum visit. http://calendar.schneiderhaus.ca/Default/Detail/2018-04-07-1000-Waterloo-County-Classic-Crokinole-Tournaments

April 9

Beginning April 9 A free 6 week parenting group for parents of teens or tweens @ Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries https://www.facebook.com/FamilyCounsellingCentreCND/posts/1742343012519108

 

April 10

Tails and Trails @ Breithaupt Park 10am-Noon Grow your young child's love of nature through these story times in the forest. We will gather for songs and a tale around various themes, then hit the trails for a short hike.
Meet at the splash pad area.
https://www.facebook.com/events/173504283371734

 

April 11

The Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region is excited to announce our 2018 Explore Your Future event, which provides a unique opportunity for youth in grades 7 - 12 (and their parents/guardians) to explore future career options and attend informative breakout sessions. 6pm-8pm Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/explore-your-future-tickets-40920286679?aff=es2

April 13


Come out to Gzowski Park for international plant appreciation day. Join us for planting, building and games! 10am-2pm https://www.facebook.com/events/184552842245188

PD Day Activities – April Showers @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge Drop in between 1 and 4 p.m. All kids are welcome to drop in for some fun games, crafts ‘n more on your day off school! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 per child, adults are no charge. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-04-13-1300-PD-Day-Activities-April-Showers

April 13 to 15

Egg To Chicken @ Joseph Schneider Haus 10am-5pm Visit with our baby chicks and learn what it takes to raise them. Regular admission applies. No registration required. http://calendar.schneiderhaus.ca/Default/Detail/2018-04-13-1000-PD-Day-Fun-Egg-to-Chicken

 

 

April 14

MOM TO MOM SALE @ Our Place Early Years Centre 9am-Noon https://www.facebook.com/events/390906631361866

MOM TO MOM SALE @ Woolwich Memorial Centre 9am-1pm https://www.facebook.com/events/149520659076929

 


Public Roller Skating in Kitchener (Grand River Arena)

Come get your roller groove on. Join us for a night of rolling tunes on eight wheets.

6 pm to 745 pm All Ages
8 pm to 945 pm 16+ only

$8 admission, or $5 for kids 15 and under.
Skate rental is $5.

Roller skates or Roller blades (inline) are welcome.
Capacity of arena is 160 skaters.

Safety gear highly recommended for all skaters.
****Helmets are mandatory for 16 and under****

This one time event is a fundraiser for Kitchener Low Contact Roller Derby (Fighting Fräuleins) Register at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3323831

 

 

 

April 15

This Teens & Tools** workshop, geared for ages 12-18 will focus on how to properly and safely use a hammer, as well as help each student discover their inner DIYer by helping to teach them spatial reasoning, independence, self-confidence and basic construction skills Fee $20 @ Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. 11am-1:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/342049346306988

 

April 17

Tails and Trails @ Lakeside Park 10:30am Grow your young child's love of nature through these story times in the forest. We will gather for songs and a tale around various themes, then hit the trails for a short hike. https://www.facebook.com/events/1785412331768501

 

April 18-20

For those with older kids

 MPP Daiene Vernile has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need.

 The event will take place from April 18th to 20th. Daiene and staff will be at the clinic on April 20th at 10:30am to 12pm The minimum age is 17 and donor will have to meet the height and weight requirements

 

April 19

FREE SYMPHONY CONCERT @ Breslau Community Centre 9am-11am Registration info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155932480916187&set=p.10155932480916187&type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

Board Game Night @ The Family Centre 5:30-8pm

A variety of board games will be available for you to sign out and use! Bring your friends and family!Come out to explore games and meet new friends!
All ages welcome! Refreshments will be served! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/board-game-cafe-night-tickets-44416760727?aff=efbeventtix

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7 – 9pm
Location:
Drumbo Agricultural Hall, 41 Centre Street, Drumbo
Summary:
The Swiss Yodelers are coming to Drumbo as a fundraiser for Willis United Church.  Tickets are $15.00 and available by calling Pat Harmer at 519-463-5291 or Ann Hoard at 519-463-5408

 

 

April 20

Bird House Art Jam 6:30-8:30pm @ Downtown Kitchener Community Centre https://www.facebook.com/events/743435302519436

April 20-21

PARENTS DAY OUT
KW Wine and Food Show @ Kitchener Aud. Info
http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2018/03/parents-day-out-kw-wine-and-food.html

Joseph Schneider Haus

The Schneider family depended on their garden for food. Help us plant some seeds and find out what sorts of food the Schneiders ate as the garden wakes up in the spring. Regular admission applies. No registration required. Times vary see http://calendar.schneiderhaus.ca/Default/Detail/2018-04-21-1000-Waking-up-the-Garden

April 20-22

Coin Show and Convention Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ Holiday Inn Fairway Rd. Kitchener
Daily Admission only $3.00
Children 17 and under free.
http://www.the-ona.ca/con2018.php

 

April 21


Kait Taylor, Storyteller
KWS Musicians @ Woolwich Memorial Centre Elmira 10:30amWho can it be? In this Flemish “pourquoi” tale, learn how colour came into the world of birds, and how an act of kindness resulted in one of nature’s greatest beauties.Doors open 30 minutes before each concert and children and parents to participate in music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Stay after the concert to meet the performers and their instruments! Ticket info
https://kwsymphony.ca/concerts/the-most-beautiful-bird

Kids in Kilts Craft Days @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge

One special day a month, we invite children (ages 3 and up) to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. Join us to celebrate National Tartan Day with a tartan craft.  Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.  $3 per child, adults, no charge http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-04-21-1300-Kids-in-Kilts

FREE celebration of Crafty Creatures Grand Opening in Cambridge, ON on April 21, 2018!
Featuring:
- One day only! Buy 5 drop-in visits for $50. That's $10 off!
- Check out our 100+ pre-designed crafts.
- First chance to view & book our birthday party rooms.
- Learn about our adult events.
- FREE kid's craft activities, giveaways and snacks!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1882419152048043

PARENTS NIGHT OUT


April 22

Earth Day Tree Planting
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
rare ECO Centre

Join us for Earth Day and help rare with a stream restoration project! We will be planting several species of trees and shrubs along the banks of a newly restored cold water creek. The plants will help stabilize the banks and shade the water at two newly restored pools to maintain its cool temperature and create fish habitat. This event is FREE! http://raresites.org/things-to-do/events/?ee=350

 

 

SEE Anil Bheem LIVE! - Mehfil a FREE family Concert and Show

April 22nd 2018 Cambridge, ON 4:30-8pm Hespeler Memorial Arena

FREE EVENT https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10156231872410750
Adana Homes Real Estate – Satishwar Persaud
Gupta Law Office – Dinesh Gupta LLB
N&N Lift Truck – Norwich Plastics
Kaur Collection – Jatindar Kaur

April 24

Tails and Trails @ Monarch Woods 10:30am Grow your young child's love of nature through these story times in the forest. We will gather for songs and a tale around various themes, then hit the trails for a short hike. Meet at the trail (112 Stoke Dr.) https://www.facebook.com/events/185203302096433For tickets or info contact Tribu Persaud 519-239-7940
Attendance is free - Donations Welcome

April 28

9am-Noon @ The Aud

KW POMBA MOM TO MOM SALE Children's Used Clothing, Toys & Equipment Sale

9am-12pm- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

$2 cash admission or non expired canned good,  that will be donated to The Food Bank Of Waterloo Region

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.

Clothing~ newborn to size 14+ (sorted by gender and size)  Maternity Wear  Shoes/Boots/Coats/  Toys, Toys, Toys~ indoor and outdoor  Nursery Items~ bedding, cribs, diapers, bottles, decor, breastfeeding pillows, etc.
Games/Books/DVDs/CDs/VHS/Puzzles
Strollers, bikes, wagons, bumbo chairs, highchairs, car seats, swinging chairs, rocking chairs, baby gates, floor mats, etc.

*** Please note that we do not know what is being sold at the sale until we set up on Friday before. We will try and post pictures as we set up so you can see what there is.

If you are EXPECTING MULTIPLES or have multiples that are 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER, you may shop EARLY at 7:45am with one helper.
If you are an MBC or POMBA MEMBER, you may start shopping at 8:15am (must show ID)  Please visit www.kwpomba.ca to become a member. *must have multiples (twins, triplets, quads, etc) to become a member*. You may purchase a membership at the sale or online.

To sell, please contact: vendors@kwpomba.ca and our website for more info. www.kwpomba.ca www.myconsignmentmanager.com/kwpomba


 

The Most Beautiful Bird

Kait Taylor, Storyteller
KWS Musicians @ Conrad Centre (Downtown Kitchener) 10:30am

Who can it be? In this Flemish “pourquoi” tale, learn how colour came into the world of birds, and how an act of kindness resulted in one of nature’s greatest beauties.

Doors open 30 minutes before each concert and children and parents to participate in music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Stay after the concert to meet the performers and their instruments! Ticket info https://kwsymphony.ca/concerts/the-most-beautiful-bird

2018 Earth Day celebration

Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Kiwanis Park, 1000 Kiwanis Dr, Kitchener.
Celebrate nature in the city with these fun, hands-on activities offered by local experts:


This event runs rain or shine. No registration required. Wear closed-toe footwear if you plan to plant a tree


April 29

Nailed It Children's Workshop will be all about mom!
Using your own words*, describe the mom in your life, and we will design a custom 12"x12" stencil for your little DIYer to paint in! Cost $20
@ Descendants Beer and Beverage Co. 11:30am-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2010541802494013

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