Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fall Fairs, Surf Dogs, Family Fall Fun and more Stuff To Do With Your Kids in KW September 2018

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
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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:


These places have so many events each month, it is better to just look at them individually
Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar
Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar
Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar
Grand River Conservation Authority
Kitchener Pools and Splashpads
Various dates/times throughout the week
Wednesday: Parent & Child, Adult & Public skates
Friday: Public skates
Sunday: Public skates
Skate rentals available (kids size 9 to men’s size 13). CSA-approved helmets and protective gear are strongly recommended.
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo for complete schedule and admission prices
If you are willing to drive a little out of town, then this is the list for BRANTFORD’s HARMONY SQUARE

Calvary Church Cambridge Indoor Playground

What: We are an indoor playground located directly in the church building which opens its doors to our community to allow a safe and friendly environment.
Ages: Suited to infant/crawlers, toddlers and pre-school children.


Cost: $1.00 minimum per head. This helps reduce the cost of regular cleaning and new toys.

Hours: Monday – Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Closed: Fridays all season and Holiday Mondays

Schedule: September to June (closed for the summer months)

Special Activities: Twice a week there will be a different activities offered, from Play-doh Play to arts and crafts, the activities are geared toward preschool aged children.

Daycare Workers: We will be opening the playground every Tuesday for any caregiver that operates a daycare. If you are not a daycare worker, you are still MORE than welcome to attend on Tuesday! Every day we have coffee, tea, juice and snacks available for purchase.


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
Show and Shine Classic Cars 6-8pm
Journey back to when tail fins stood tall and white walls ruled the road! Come out to the Shops at Highland and Westmount to see some beautiful vintage and special edition cars every Monday night from June 4th through to September 17th, from 6pm until dusk. Unleash your creativity with some colouring activities and enjoy some classic music. Be sure to check out some of our great stores while you are here as well! With free entry and weekly prizes, Highland and Westmount is the place to be Monday nights this summer. Show and Shine Classic Car Show Mondays at Highland and Westmount. Come for the cars, stay for the Monday night specials.
Legacy every Monday at 7pm. $4 entry with a pack per person into the prize pool @ KW PlaySpace (until Sept 24)
Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market select Tuesdays 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!
  • Sept 11
  • September 25
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.
Outside Voices @ Kitchener Market PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Beginning Sept 11 adult choir that meets once per week in the evenings. To enable the direction of parts and harmonies we are limited in the number of spaces we can offer. Be sure to inquire and register soon if you are interested.

Where: The Market Place upstairs at the Kitchener Market!

When: Tuesday Evenings, 730pm to 9pm (details on session dates below)

What else: The fee covers one full session (of 4 months) and is $85 per person

How: All you need to do is sign up, and bring yourself to the market. Bring some water, yourself and a willingness to sing. That’s it!
A FREE art program every Thursday!
Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - noon, ARTSHINE will be hosting a parent and tot program at the Kitchener Market - a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!
AFTER the program, be sure to stop by one of our market vendors for a healthy, kid-friendly lunch with lots of options for adults too.
Space is limited! Reserve a spot now for the ARTSHINE programs on Thursday by calling 226-647-2777, or emailing ARTSHINE.

Music and Movement @ Kitchener Market  9:30am – 10:00am
Imagination and creativity are developed and explored through rhymes, songs, finger plays, and gross motor activities. Support your child's language development and experience the benefits of physical activity.

Drop In Play @ Kitchener Market  10:00am – 11:00am
Come any time. Join other children and families in play and exploration. An Early Learning professional is available to provide support and information around early learning topics, community resources, programs and referrals.
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

September 2018 Event Blast

Labour Day Weekend
Sept 2
Kitchener Rangers Fanfest BBQ The Kitchener Rangers are kicking off the 2018-19 season with fun, food and friends at our annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation!
The annual Fan Fest and Barbecue takes place at The Aud on Sunday, September 2, 2018 as part of the Kitchener Rangers 2018 Preseason Showcase.
Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!
The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, as always, is on hand to collect new or gently used hockey equipment. Fans are encouraged to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture.
Following the BBQ, the Rangers host the final game of the Preseason Showcase vs. the North Bay Battalion at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door with general seating for the game.
Superhero Fundraiser in Brantford
Sept 7
Sept 7 and 8
Sept 8
Touch a Truck in the Town of St. Marys
10AM TO 5 PM

Come join us for
Food Trucks
Live Music
KW Titans Shooting Challenge
Outdoor Escape Rooms
Rock Climbing Wall
Luxury, exotic and collectable cars

Get here fast to make sure you catch all the excitment!

In the mainstage tent we have great musical acts to play music from the 80's to today so bring your dancing shoes and your loudest sing-along voice.

Let your taste buds savour delicious food while you peruse the exotic and luxury vehicles and take in all the activities.

The event is free to attend
Sept 8 and 9
Sept 9
Sept 14 to 16
Provincial Pickleball Championship @ Rim Park
Sept 15
Royal Medieval Faire Waterloo Park
PeopleCare Dog Event

Doors Open Waterloo Region

Sept 16
Day of Play @ Waterloo Public Square The September 16 theme is Battle/Competition.
Sept 17
Kitchener City Hall Anniversary - various events

Mayors Movie Night @ Galaxy Cinema Cambridge to support NUTRITION FOR LEARNING!
Sept 19
Meals Without Madness Part 1: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register FEE $25

September is the time when most of us are returning to the normal routines and the busyness of activities. We are racing from work to home to evening commitments with barely enough time to eat a meal much less cook one. In this two-part series instructor and chef Nicole Puffer will show you how to simplify meal planning, prep and cooking to get you in and out the door in record time without sacrificing nutrition. No drive-thru lines needed! Let me show you how to take the “MADNESS” out of your meals this fall.
* Your meal is provided for this event. This event is licensed so that you may bring along your favourite wine or beer. *
Sept 20
United Way March of 1000 Umbrellas
Sept 22
Harvestfest @ Kitchener Market
Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon - the piazza comes alive with fall fair fun! Corn shucking, apple bobbing, crafts for kids and more.
This is a free, family event. Registration not required.
Ice Cream for Breakfast @ Stanley Park Community Centre
TD Tree Days
The City of Waterloo is thrilled to be working with TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to deliver a TD Tree Days event in Waterloo!  Join us as we plant 350 native trees and shrubs to expand the woodland buffer.  Register with TD first to participate:
Date/time:       Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. - noon
Location:         Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge St W, Waterloo
Sept 26
Meals Without Madness Part 2: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register FEE $25

(Part 1 is not a pre-requisite)
September is the time when most of us are returning to the normal routines and the busyness of activities. We are racing from work to home to evening commitments with barely enough time to eat a meal much less cook one. In this two part series instructor and chef Nicole Puffer will show you how to simplify meal planning, prep and cooking to get you in and out the door in record time without sacrificing nutrition. No drive-thru lines needed! Let me show you how to take the “MADNESS” out of your meals this fall
Sept 29
Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival
Lumen Festival Uptown Waterloo
Caribbean Dreams Concert
Sept 30
Make sure to visit our Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze list too!

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