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 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!
WEB: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-studies-group
EMAIL: babylab@uwaterloo.ca

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

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

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

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/

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

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 https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/activekitchener/Home#
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 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html


May 2018 Event Blast

ALL MONTH BE SURE TO CHECK OUT FARWELL4HIRE! SEE THE LIST WITH HOW YOU CAN HELP AT https://www.facebook.com/farwell4hire/posts/1967670826585541
Fundraiser Carnival now until May 6 @ Sunrise Centre https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10156314897505750
May 2
Ronald McDonald House Charities #McHappyDay https://www.facebook.com/events/432566127193800

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. https://www.facebook.com/events/161176561229678

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

👉 http://ow.ly/XxV430jrpUY

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: www.lutherwoodstepsforkids.ca

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10156314213685750/
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 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/courtland-arts-night-tickets-45692804408

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: https://wcswr.org/hatsoff

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1880157162281838

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 http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

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 https://twitter.com/cwoptimists for the info

Saturday May 19
Fireworks And Family Fun Night @ Mohawk Racetrack info https://www.facebook.com/events/192962457889710/

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! https://www.facebook.com/events/1828207617246388

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 http://www.happ.ca

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.  https://www.eloralions.org/
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! https://grandriverraceway.com/open-house
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1880157162281838

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 http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

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.