Wednesday, June 30, 2021

There is all sorts of Family Fun in Peter Rabbit 2 - Review and Activity



Peter Rabbit 2, Rent it at home July 2! 

For one hundred years Peter Rabbit and his Friends have been delighting families with their adventures and this week Peter Rabbit 2 will be available to rent at home.

This film begins as the garden-loving animals witness the marriage of Bea and Thomas, and while Peter is happy at that moment, he begins to realize his place in their family is not what he expected it to be.  As Peter learns that everyone sees him as a mischief-maker, he longs to be known for his redeeming characteristics instead of his character flaws. When Peter befriends a new pack of animals that see him in a different light, his two worlds collide and the tale takes flight!


In PETER RABBIT™ 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be
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We think Peter Rabbit 2 will be enjoyed by all ages and it helps show that families come in all shapes, sizes and in this case species! All sorts of families will love this movie and connect with the themes in it.

For more information about Peter Rabbit 2, visit these links

Families will love seeing the countryside animals in new surroundings and how Peter Rabbit decides on who he wants to be known as from here on out.  Your family can decide on which Peter Rabbit 2 character they want to be with the help of this Fortune Teller Activity!

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Let us know in the comments what the Fortune Teller chose for you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Where to Find Outdoor Movies for Summer 2021 in Kitchener Waterloo and Surrounding Areas

 



Here are some places to find to find Outdoor Movies this summer

Kitchener-Waterloo

Princess Cinemas Park-ing Lot Movies FREE

June 24 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

June 26 - Wonder Woman 1984 - rescheduled to July 8th due to weather

July 17 - The Wizard of Oz

July 31 - Raya & The Last Dragon

August 14 - Stand By Me

August 28 - Godzilla Vs. Kong

 

Info and registration at links at https://www.princesscinemas.com/movie/movies-in-the-parking-lot

Bingemans On the Grand

Various Movies and Events

Tickets and Pricing at http://www.bingemans.com/onthegrand/?_ga=2.47135335.1970706493.1624500101-985457113.1612036896

July 22 and 29

Charlotte's Web @ Steckle Farm. Registration required https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/city-of-kitchener-outdoor-movie-night-at-steckle-farm-tickets-147156347597


July 31

Outdoor Movie Night at 326 Beechlawn Dr. Waterloo.  Info from https://stayhappening.com/e/movie-night-E2ISTN6KC1M#

August 10

Movie at Kitchener Market - Stardust. Info TBD

August 13

Outdoor Movie - The Sandlot

Enjoy a free movie under the stars and reserve your own private outdoor seating area. Each seating area will be physically distanced with a maximum capacity of five people (exceptions possible for larger households). Please bring your own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.). Registration opens up August 9. The location is Jack Couch Park (The AUD) info from https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/movie-nights.aspx

August 20

Outdoor Movie - The Sandlot

Enjoy a free movie under the stars and reserve your own private outdoor seating area. Each seating area will be physically distanced with a maximum capacity of five people (exceptions possible for larger households). Please bring your own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.). Registration opens up August 9. The location is Jack Couch Park (The AUD) info from https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/movie-nights.aspx

August 21

Outdoor Movie Night at 326 Beechlawn Dr. Waterloo.  Info from https://stayhappening.com/e/movie-night-E2ISTNBJN0U  and http://www.beechwoodnorth.com/outdoor-movie-nights.html

August 27

Outdoor Movie - The Sandlot

Enjoy a free movie under the stars and reserve your own private outdoor seating area. Each seating area will be physically distanced with a maximum capacity of five people (exceptions possible for larger households). Please bring your own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc.). Registration opens up August 9. The location is Jack Couch Park (The AUD) info from https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/movie-nights.aspx

 

Out of Town

Guelph Mustang Drive-In

Tickets and Pricing at https://www.mustangdriveinguelph.ca

Woodstock Oxford Drive-In

Tickets and Pricing at https://theoxforddrivein.com/showtimes

Oakville The 5 Drive-In

Tickets and Pricing at https://premiertheatres.ca/5drivein

 

 

July 23-24

Paris Mac and Cheese Festival -it lists an outdoor movie in the description at https://www.facebook.com/events/882606092213436 (not sure which night) Admission $7 also 12 and under are free

 

Do you know about any other Outdoor Movie showings? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 2021 Outdoor Summer Fun, Online Activities and Stuff To Do in Kitchener Waterloo

 


As always, we suggest you go through the links now, as some activities require you to pre-register, and often the info will change without our knowledge.

If you are new to our list, the top part is ongoing activities and the eBlast portion further down has date specific events.  We have a great mix of outdoor and online suggestions for you.

ONGOING LIST

Looking for new things to do with your child? Do you think your child would enjoy participating in science? If your child is between the ages of 3-7, they are eligible to sign-up for an online study with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Participation is free and the studies are quite fun for children! Children get a certificate at the end and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. A typical session involves a 25-minute Zoom video call with their researchers. If you would like to sign-up, please visit https://www.uwcoral.ca/sign-up. If you have any questions, please email developmentalonline@uwaterloo.ca

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit https://earlyyearsinfo.ca

YMCA Virtual Events https://www.thisisy.ca/

KPL Calendar https://kplca.evanced.info/signup/

WPL Calendar http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp?lib=all

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar https://www.rwlibrary.ca/en/programs-events/virtual-programs.aspx

Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events 

KITCHENER SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN – info at https://www.kitchener.ca/en/pools-and-swimming/splashpads.aspx

KITCHENER SWIMMING POOLS OPEN AT REDUCED CAPACITY 

harry Class, Kiwanis Park, Idlewood and Wilson outdoor pools will all reopen on Monday, June 14 with a 25 per cent capacity. For more information and to book an outdoor pool time slot where applicable, visit www.kitchener.ca/outdoorpools

BINGEMANS – Re-opening Calendar http://www.bingemans.com/downloads/reopening-entertainment.pdf?_ga=2.143452277.1764796238.1622583763-985457113.1612036896

OUTDOOR FOOD TRUCK LOCATIONS POSTED DAILY AT https://www.facebook.com/Kwfoodtrucks

 KITCHENER COMMUNITY CENTRE FOOD TRUCKS https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/food-truck-days.aspx


ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL – MUSIC LESSONS
In this unique Preschool Music Program, we learn all about Rhythm & Melody, PLUS children learn how to read Bars of music, make their own Bars of music and read Notes in a Scale on the Staff!

Come try it out! One Month Free!

After the free trial, if you are interested in signing up, classes start from $350 depending on Program purchased, Program Time purchased and age of your child. Do you have questions? Book a free Zoom Call to ask all about it! https://calendly.com/anatworld/music-lessons-2021 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here: https://anatworld.convertri.com/free-month-trial

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat

The Giggle Mat is a brand new children's show!

Come visit Dizzy, Mr. Purpleman, Miss Kate and Uncle PJ as they discover, explore and express themselves in the amazing world around them through stories, music, dance, crafts, juggling, magic, laughs and more!

Episode 5: Summer is Coming!

The Giggle Mat friends discover what each other love about springtime!

"Like" us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat/​​​

Website: https://www.nuvoentertainment.com/the-giggle-mat

 Pride Month Events https://ourspectrum.com/pride

 

June 2021 eBlast

June 1

June 1-30 Participaction Community Better Challenge https://www.participaction.com

We had our Food Revolution Day Virtually! Here is the video


Now you can learn what to do with those Microgreens

Cook What You Grow 7pm info at https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-06-01-1900-Cook-what-you-grow

June 3

Chef D Tours the Kitchener Farmer’s Market 6:30pm

Join Chef D as he takes you through a tour of the Kitchener Market. He’ll introduce you to some of his favourite vendors and share their stories. Learn more about pre-ordering through the Market’s online store and see some of the health measures in place that help to keep the market open and safe for visitors and staff.  
Watch the tour on the 
City of Kitchener YouTube channel

Info from https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-06-03-1830-Chef-D-Tours-the-Farmers-Market

June 5

Kitchener Market Virtual Kids in the Kitchen 10am

Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in June from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos every Saturday on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page

Info from https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-06-05-1000-Virtual-Kids-in-the-Kitchen

KW Greek Food Mini Fest https://www.ticketscene.ca/series/862

 Bowls Day @ Heritage Green 1pm 

https://www.facebook.com/events/739455840075176


June 12

Kitchener Market Virtual Kids in the Kitchener 10am

Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in June from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos every Saturday on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page

Info from https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-06-05-1000-Virtual-Kids-in-the-Kitchen

June 19

Kitchener Market Virtual Kids in the Kitchener 10am

Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in June from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos every Saturday on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page

Info from https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-06-05-1000-Virtual-Kids-in-the-Kitchen

June 19-20

Get Outdoors with Dad – License Free Fishing

Father’s Day weekend is a License-Free Family Fishing time! Get the info at https://www.ontario.ca/page/licence-free-family-fishing#:~:text=Four%20times%20a%20year%2C%20Canadian,May%208%2D9%2C%202021)

 

June 20

Williamsburg Summer Solstice Celebration

A mix of online/in person.  Info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158966800725973&set=p.10158966800725973&type=3

June 26

Kitchener Market Virtual Kids in the Kitchener 10am

Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in June from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos every Saturday on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page

Info from https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-06-05-1000-Virtual-Kids-in-the-Kitchen

INFO STILL TO BE DETERMINED FOR CANADA DAY AND OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS – WHEN WE RECEIVE IT, WE WILL UPDATE THIS POST