Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Grease Will Have You Over The MOON and Tickled PINK

I know many of our readers were excited to hear that as Grease Toronto Ambassadors we were able to run a Grease ticket giveaway which many participated in and we were thrilled to gift a pair of tickets to a lucky follower.  Last night we had the opportunity to attend the show are delighted to give you our thoughts about this time tested musical.

Tickled Pink w/ Squad Goals

Growing up I always wanted to be as cool as the PINK LADIES in Grease.  To show my love for the girl gang I wore a pink dress in hopes of being cool enough to become part of the squad. Also pictured above is Diane giving the good vibes as a Rydell High Cheerleader.  Both cliques were well represented in this production and their singing notes soared to the rafters as they belted out heart filled ballads along with toe tapping tunes.

The Guys of Grease

Many think of just Danny and Kenickie but Grease Toronto features all the personalities of the fabulous T-Birds.  One of which has the character of Jan OVER THE MOON! You'll have to see it to believe it. These fellas tackle everything from peer pressure to actually tackling each other.  Together they go through the growing pains of getting older.  Get a glimpse of these gentlemen in the video below.

Get Your Tickets To Grease Toronto

Visit the GREASE TICKETS page at to get your tickets. There is even a four-pack ticket deal on right now!

To learn more about GREASE THE MUSICAL in Toronto visit these links

Instagram:  @grease_to  

Facebook: @GreaseToronto

Are you planning on going to see GREASE TORONTO? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

There Is A Lot of Buzz Around Drayton Entertainment’s Production of The Birds and The Bees


Mating Season Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Set in a rural farming community during their Turkey Days celebration The Birds and The Bees tackles everything from actual birds and bees and their habits to modern day mating amongst members of the local community. During the Media Night Opening of The Birds and The Bees at Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge (formally the Dunfield Theatre), this comedic play had the audience in stiches with a side of shock and awe. It had several plot twists as characters wove their way through new situations from the beginning to end of this production.  It dealt with Mother-Daughter relationships, infertility, divorce, casual sex and friends with benefits or as referred to in this setting “No Strings Attached” scenarios. All of these subjects are discussed under the roof of an apiarist as she takes a retrospective look at her past, due to her newly separated daughter moving in. The daughter has nowhere else to go after leaving her turkey farm because of marriage troubles and sets the house a stir when she arrives.  When a young, innocent, researcher and neighbour, with a little too much testosterone, are added to the mix things do not go as smooth as honey at this beekeeper’s household. Perhaps this is what nature intended all along.  By the end of the production you are a little more educated when it comes to all meanings of “The Bird and The Bees”


38-year-old Sarah has left her husband and moved back home to live with her mother Gail until she sorts out her life. Despite the fact that she’s a divorcée of twenty years herself, Gail isn’t exactly providing the compassion that Sarah needs. An avid beekeeper, Gail has other things on her mind – like wondering why her honeybees are dropping dead all of a sudden.

PLEASE NOTE: This play contains mature themes and mild nudity


Get Your Tickets

Learn what all the buzz is about. Grab your tickets now! We think it will make a great PARENTS' NIGHT OUT

The Birds & The Bees runs May 23 to June 10.  Tickets may be purchased in person at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge), online at or by calling the Box Office at (519) 621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

RAFFI Brings His Singable Songs to Centre in the Square – 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!

Get Together with Raffi

RAFFI was well known in my house growing up.  We had SINGABLE SONGS and MORE SINGABLE SONGS by Raffi.  These albums were well used and often the background music for whatever activity happened to be going on that day.  Raffi’s music has spanned decades beginning in 70’s (as you can see by the styles in the video below) and continuing now that Raffi himself is his 70s.  He was such a famous Canadian that when Centre in the Square named the theatre portion of the venue the Raffi Armenian Theatre, I thought it was for Raffi the Children’s performer I grew up hearing about.  It made sense to me as his name is Raffi and he is Armenian.  It wasn’t until recent years that I learned of the Symphony Conductor Raffi Armenian.  I guess it shows what an impression RAFFI left on me! Either way, Raffi hopes to GET TOGETHER with you and your family at the Raffi Armenian Theatre at Centre in the Square on June 3, 2018.


Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children.  He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer and advocate whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings includes his iconic song, “Baby Beluga”.  Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all-time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award.  He has published three books for adults and holds four honorary degrees. He has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements aimed at kids. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect has changed society’s outlook on music made for children.


Get Your Tickets

Now is the time to grab your tickets before they are gone! Raffi is in Kitchener for one day only on Sunday June 3, 2018 with performances at 1pm and 4pm

Head to to get your tickets! Proceeds from the concert benefit The Centre for Child Honouring

As you can see we're pretty excited about RAFFI! That's because we get to giveaway a pair of ticket to a lucky reader!  You must provide your own transportation.

Enter To Win 

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Drayton Entertainment Presents the CANADIAN PREMIERE of Holiday Inn

Start the Summer Off Right with Holiday Inn

The first long weekend of the summer seemed fitting to premiere Holiday Inn – The Musical at the Drayton Festival Theatre.  While the Victoria Day holiday is not celebrated in this show, many memorable holidays of the year are highlighted in this delightful musical production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. While at the Media Night festivities we felt as though we were transported back to a simpler time where people chose to stay on the farm or long for the bright lights of the big city.  The theme of making choices runs throughout Holiday Inn from beginning to end.  It begins with Jim and his best friend Ted performing a song in which their leading lady Lila must choose between a singer or a dancer, and the person she chooses in the number almost foreshadows what is to come.  After the show Jim announces he is moving to a farm in Connecticut and that is when the story begins to unfold.  Each choice these characters make brings people into their lives while sometimes leaving others behind.  Will the choices they make bring them true happiness? That is the question on all of our minds.


Popular nightclub trio Jim Hardy, Ted Hanover, and Lila Dixon suddenly part ways when Jim decides he's had enough of show business.  He leaves the bright lights behind to settle down on a farm in Connecticut, but quickly discovers life isn’t quite the same without a little song and dance.  After meeting Linda Mason, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare, the pair turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday. When Jim’s best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, Jim finds himself competing for her affections. Can he win her heart?

Get Your Tickets to Holiday Inn

Celebrate summer by grabbing your tickets to Drayton Entertainment’s Holiday Inn before they are gone!

Tickets are $46 for Adults and $27 for youth under 20 years of age.  Tickets for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates are $37.  HST is applicable to all ticket prices.  Tickets can be purchased online instantly at, in person at the Box Office or by calling 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Get Set to Celebrate 40 Years of GREASE When It Returns to Toronto – 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!



Does the mention of GREASE THE MUSICAL get you shaking in your saddle shoes? Maybe it has you getting gel to slick back your hair. It could even make you want to run to Rydell High!  What ever you think of when you have heard GREASE THE MUSICAL mentioned over the last 40 years, you are sure to agree GREASE IS THE WQRD!



Grab Your Tickets to GREASE THE MUSICAL

This month GREASE THE MUSICAL makes its return to Toronto.  We think it will make a great day out! It’s fun for the whole family. We’re talking from GRANDPARENTS to GRANDKIDS, from TOTS to TWEENS, and even from ADOLESCENTS to ADULTS. Everyone is getting excited for GREASE THE MUSICAL! 

Acclaimed Broadway choreographer and director Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) has created a fresh revival of the greatest high school rock musical ever written, sending Grease back to its roots on the gritty streets of 1950s North Chicago, while incorporating the most beloved songs from the film in spectacular new arrangements.

We think you need to grab your tickets before they are gone!

Visit the GREASE TICKETS page at to get your tickets. There is even a four-pack ticket deal on right now!

To learn more about GREASE THE MUSICAL in Toronto visit these links

Instagram:  @grease_to  

Facebook: @GreaseToronto


As you can see we’re pretty excited about GREASE THE MUSICAL RETURNING TO TORONTO! That's because we get to giveaway a pair of tickets to a lucky reader (selected dates in May 2018 only).  You must provide your own transportation.

Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us who you would take with you in the comments at the bottom. It may just win you tickets to see GREASE THE MUSICAL when it returns to TORONTO!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Get Kids Baking – Guest Post by Author Alice Kuipers – Enter To Win

As the mom of four kids, I’m always trying to think of fun things to do with them. Baking

together is something I’ve learned over the years to make fun and (nearly) stress free. And at the

end, we have a snack ready for us all. My children are all under the age of nine, so these hard

won tips to make baking actually successful are, I hope, helpful for you as you embark on your

next baking adventure.

1: Don’t stress.

I know, easier said than done. But it’s worth starting out with simple baking plans and low

expectations for the end result. Sometimes, we make the most fantastic and delicious baked

goods. Sometimes we make mediocre little rock/bun/almost edibles. The kids eat them just the


2: It’s messy—plan to clean up together after, not during.

This goes back to the first tip. There is going to be flour on the floor. They are going to knock

over the bowl half way through. They are going to stick their fingers in and it will drive you

crazy. If you clean up while baking, then the actual activity is just going to feel like work, work,


For clean up, we set ourselves a play list of four songs (one song per kid: my youngest

likes It’s Raining Tacos…) and during the songs, we sort the mess in the kitchen (and the living

room too if I’m lucky!)

3: Let the kids do stuff.

Yup. Messy. Eggs get on the floor sometimes. But all my kids (even the two year old) can crack

an egg into a bowl now. Puffs of flour fill the air. But all of them can tip a cup of flour into the

mix and stir. Figure out with your kids what they can handle—turning on the oven is okay for all

of mine, but my little two can’t help put the muffins in, for example. Sharp knives need lots of

attention, etc, you know what your kids can manage, so try not to do it all yourself.

4: Incorporate math/language arts/art

I ask math questions as we bake (so how many cups is that in total?), I get the kids to read the

recipes out loud to me, I ask them to draw pictures of the final result while we wait for them to

cook. It turns out it’s fun to use what they’re learning at school in practical ways like this.

5: Treat Yourself

Bake something that you want to eat at the end of it! That cup of tea and a muffin is exactly

what you deserve after attempting baking with kids. Despite these tips hopefully making it

easier for you, it’s still a bit of a mission to deal with kids in the kitchen – so relax and enjoy once

everything is made (and cleaned up?) I’d love to see any photos of your final results – tag me

Thanks to Alice Kuipers For Guest Posting! We would like to introduce you to her wonderful character POLLY DIAMOND!

Click To Enlarge

Want to see more POLLY DIAMOND?

We have a copy of Alice Kuipers latest book

POLLY DIAMOND AND THE MAGIC BOOK to giveaway to a lucky reader!


Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us what your family likes to bake together in the comments at the bottom. It may just win you a copy of the book!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

#GetYourColourOn To Conquer Cancer + Twitter Party Info

We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, this is a sponsored post, but this just means we're able to tell you about this important initiative and inform you about the twitter party happening on May 8, 2018


Getting Creative with Your Hair Colour

I am no stranger to colouring my hair.  As you can see below I tend to stay in the brunette, blonde and redhead tones. 

While these changeups might seem drastic to some, the more vibrant “mermaid-hair” colours are all the rage for those who are daring!


What Can A Little Hair Dye Do?

Right now by signing up for  Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer you can fundraise to support the cancer research efforts of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which happens to be recognized as a top 5 research centre worldwide.   Whether you switch up your shade, go bold with bright colours or gather as a group to dye each other’s hair (yes facial hair counts too for all of our Movember KW peeps), you can create change to your look and the look of cancer research. With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians diagnosed with cancer, now is the time to give generously to advance cancer research.  When everyone does their part, together we can all transform cancer care in Canada.

Are you ready to #GetYourColourOn and conquer cancer this May?


For more info about this initiative, be sure to visit the links below

Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer website:

Follow them on Twitter:

Like them on Facebook:


May 8 Twitter Party Info

Do you need some tips and tricks when it comes to dying your hair? Then join in the twitter party on May 3, 2018 to get all the info!
#GetYourColourOn Twitter Party
May 8, 2018 | 8:00 p.m. ET
Co-Hosts: @Colour2CC @thePMCF
Special Guest @TradeSecretsCA to answer all of your questions about colouring your hair.
No RSVP | $1,000 in Prizing

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Food Revolution Day #Farwell4Hire, Mother's Day, Victoria Day ***FIREWORKS*** and More May 2018 Events, Activities and Stuff To Do With Your Kids In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

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

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
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775

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:

Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar

Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar

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 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

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

Legacy every Monday at 7pm. $4 entry with a pack per person into the prize pool @ KW PlaySpace (until Sept 24)

FREE! 8 Week Kids in the Kitchen Series starting April 29! We Are Meant To Eat Together is facilitating these workshops hosted by Kitchener's Downtown Community Centre. For kids ages 5-9. Come on out! Register online at
More information is available by calling 519-741-2501 or emailing
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!

May 15 - 1950's Themed Kids Party!

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.

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.


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 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


May 2018 Event Blast

Fundraiser Carnival now until May 6 @ Sunrise Centre
May 2
Ronald McDonald House Charities #McHappyDay

May the 4th Be With You! Star Wars Day!!!!

May 4 – PD DAY

Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon @ Conestoga Mall

6 am to 6 pm
Centre Court

·         Musical Performances by Erick Traplin  (10 am and 12 noon)

·         Superhero and Fairytale Princess Appearances  (10 am to 12 Noon)

·         Reptilia Zoo  (10 am to 6 pm)

·         Flashpoint Photobooth  ( 10 am to 6  pm)

·         Arts and Crafts Table  (10 am to 6 pm)

·         Fairytale Princess Appearances  (1 pm to 3 pm)

·         Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Interactive Bug Display  (4 pm to 6 pm)

Friday May 4, come on out to 35 Charles St. East for an awesome FREE Pulled Pork meal ( A non-pork meal option will also be served for those who want it) and kids activities. Drop in any time between 6 and 8pm.


Saturday, May 5 Special V.E Remembrance Day Tribute @ Kitchener Market
9:30 – 11 a.m.

• Royal Canadian Legion Boy Scouts WW11
• Veterans and peace keepers
• Local and provincial officials
• Military vehicles
• National Service Dogs for our veterans
• Short reception for the veterans in the Marketplace

Sheridan Nurseries 10:30am -11:15am
Grandparents, Dads, Aunts or Uncles - bring Mom's Little Digger, who will love painting a special planter for mommy, to this class! They'll be super excited with Mom's planter gift for her big day!

Pre-registration is required.

Chapters Waterloo 11am as we create our own custom Droid™. Plus, take home your very own droid papercraft! Call store for details.

Kitchener Panthers CELEBRATE 100 YEARS! 1-3pm @ Wright Auto Sales (Subscribers) Lounge @ Kitchener Aud
Fans of all ages are invited to our free open house event. Hear from our Coaches and meet the 2018 Panthers lineup.

1:30 pm: Panthers Greeting and 2018 Player Roster Introductions
2:00 pm: Kids Autograph Session


May 6
Lutherwood Steps For Kids
On May 6th, 2018 let's take another big step towards ending the stigma associated with mental health. Lutherwood’s Steps for Kids is about inspiring conversations, raising awareness, reducing stigma and making a positive impact on the well-being of youth in our Community.

Join us on a 3-5 km walk/run for Children’s Mental Health. The Walk includes fun activities for the family, performers and snacks. You are welcome to bring your dog on a leash.Come as an individual, join a team, bring your colleagues, or come with your family - we would love to see you! For more information, to register or donate:

Details: Date: Sunday May 6th, 2018 Time: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Location: Lutherwood Children’s Mental Health Centre, 285 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, N2J 3Z4
May 7
Kids Paint Night @ Applebees $25
May 10
Courtland Public School in Kitchener is hosting a FREE speak by Ms. Kate Davis and we were hoping you would help us get the word out.

This free event is May 10th at 6:00pm at 107 Courtland Ave. E. In Kitchener.  Kate Davis will rock the stage with a comedic presentation on 'Parenting with Humour.'  The content is geared towards parents and a great way to get a laugh on a Thursday evening.  The speak will be about 45-60minutes.

A little about Kate Davis.  Kate is a twelve time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Female Standup and the prestigious Phil Hartman award.  Kate is also the star of her own hour long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network.  She has appeared on Breakfast Television, The Comedy Network, The Mike Bullard shoe, The Toronto Show, Star TV, Toronto 1, WTN, TVO, CBC Radio One "The debaters" and The Mom Show
Register at

May 12
Rock n’ Roller Skate @ Woolwich Arena Elmira 4:30pm
Music, games, food, roller skating and fun!

May 13


Hats Off to Mom!

A fundraising brunch for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, Anselma House and Haven House.

Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Free gifts for your mom
  • Delicious brunch for mom & you
  • Silent & live auctions
  • Wear your hats!

St. George Banquet Hall
665 King Street North, WaterlooDoors open: 10:30 am
Brunch: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm$24 per person
Tickets here:

May 14
Chandler Mowat Centre talk about your children, parenting, and all it entails. Share ideas, get tips and strategies and meet new people!
Facilitator Omkalthoum speaks Arabic and English.5:30 pm

May 16
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT @ Kitchener Market Cooking Class
Vietnamese Soups: Pho and Bun Bo Hue - May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pho (and the lesser known but equally delicious Bun Bo Hue) are both the umami meal of your dreams. Chef Thompson Tran will lead the class in creating these soups from scratch, focusing on the components of a traditional broth as well as the noodles. Cost $49 register at

May 19
The Town of Conestoga Victoria Day Long Weekend

Saturday the 19th. Gates open at 7, fireworks at dusk $5/person, $10/family BBQ'd Hot dogs
 (RAIN DATE Monday May 21st)

Follow for the info

Saturday May 19
Fireworks And Family Fun Night @ Mohawk Racetrack info

Sunday May 20
New Dundee All Day Events and Fireworks 
(please note the fireworks are on SUNDAY night but they have other activities on Monday)

May 24-29 KIN CARNIVAL @ Riverside Park Cambridge

May 24
Wilmot Summer Market - Family Day Opening Night event.4-7pm
lots of new vendors for you to meet!
You can also enjoy face painting, entertainers, discounts and specials, amazing food, and you can win lots of great prizes!

May 26
Our annual Stuff To Do KW MEETUP @ Food Revolution Day FREE EVENT

Upper Marketplace Kitchen Area

FREE Event Activities Include
Kids In The Kitchen w/Chef Cassie of 100 Days
Special Guest KW Titans Mascot Titus The Titan
Sportco Source for Sports Colouring Area
Crestview Community Garden Planting Area
Artshine-Arts4all Arts and Crafts
Facepaint by Bre Creative
Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre Activities
Nutrition for Learning Info
Healthy Kids Cooking from Scratch Cookbook Creator Krista Harrison, RHN, RRPr, Culinary Nutrition Expert
Gary’s Lens Photo Booth
Landmark Cinemas Waterloo Prizes

Hohner Porch Party 3-8pm

Spring Fireworks @ Grand River Raceway In Elora
Lighting up the sky is the just the finale to the Spring Fireworks Night that promises hours of entertainment and family fun.   The Elora Lions have been presenting a fireworks event since the beginning of time (maybe a few years less?).  This favoured tradition has changed and grown from year to year and is now generously hosted by the Grand River Raceway in Elora.  With an exceptional location at the Raceway, the Lions work with other groups in the community to create a night full of variety, kids’ activities and, of course, a dazzling fireworks display.
This year we have rented TWO Bouncy Castles for young children and will have music on hand for entertainment.
The Spring Fireworks always takes place on the Saturday following the Victoria Day weekend in May. Admission this year is $5 per person. Family rate is $20.
Proceeds for this year’s fireworks Lions for Groves Diabetes and Patient Education Programs.
May 27
Open House at Grand River Raceway on Sunday, May 27 from 11am-2pm. Free and lots of fun family activities including barn tours, driving a racehorse, and more!
May 28
Chandler Mowat Centre talk about your children, parenting, and all it entails. Share ideas, get tips and strategies and meet new people!
Facilitator Omkalthoum speaks Arabic and English.5:30 pm

May 29
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT @ Kitchener Market Cooking Class
Tasty Thai - May 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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. Cost $49 register at

May 30
PARENTS NIGHT OUT @ Kitchener Market - Maker Market Mashup 6-10pm
Join us for this awesome appetizer and beer pairing event with Together We are Bitter!
The Brewers join a variety of local chefs in the marketplace to share their latest brews, and we feed you perfectly paired seasonal appetizers all night long.
This event is open to everyone so feel free to bring friends.

Together We are Bitter beer bar will be available throughout the night - cash only.