Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Say Yes to Marry Me - Review and Giveaway #MarryMeMovie

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I did receive a copy for review, but this just means I'm able to give away the film as a prize too! Enter the contest at the end of this post. 

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to celebrate the arrival of MARRY ME on Blu-Ray and DVD (also available on Digital). This film is for Romantic Comedy and Music Fans alike!. It takes you on a journey of modern-day social media frenzy and you see how easily the characters get caught up in it.  

Marry Me Pulls Back the Veil of Celebrity

The pressures of stardom, the chaotic lifestyle of a celebrity and the loneliness that comes with rising to the top are some of the underlining messages in Marry Me.  This movie shows that not everything is as it appears, including the romance between two singers who look like they are headed for a life of wedded bliss.  When the fairy tale comes crashing down, it takes a new outlook, a new lifestyle and a new husband to really see what is under the veil of the so-called glamourous life.

Let the Music Play

Much like 2018's A Star is Born, the film is not classified as a musical, but the songs propel the storyline and show the feelings of the characters with each note. The catchy pop tunes, the emotional ballads and songs full of hope take center stage in this sweet story of chance meetings. You will say yes to watching Marry Me again and again.

Jennifer Lopez is back as the “reigning queen of romcoms” (David Sims, The Atlantic) in MARRY ME, available for the very first time to own and on Digital April 26, 2022 and on Blu-ray and DVD May 10, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Earning a resounding 92% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, it is now time to “believe in love” (Kate Walsh, Los Angeles Times) with this year’s most delightfully romantic film featuring Owen Wilson and original music by Jennifer Lopez and Latin music megastar Maluma. Enjoy more of the film’s lovable charm with exclusive never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes, gag reel, and a look behind the scenes with actress and producer Jennifer Lopez for the perfect movie date night.

A heartbroken pop star (Jennifer Lopez), slated to marry her pop star fiancΓ© (Maluma) on stage, instead marries a stranger from the audience - a high school math teacher (Owen Wilson). Against the odds, their relationship develops into something real...but can their love survive the limelight?

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Free Youth Classes and Family Tours Saturday May 7, 2022 at Drayton Youth Academy


Last month we told you all about the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Summer Camps, and this month we have more exciting news! This Saturday May 4, 2022, they are having a FREE ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE!

While the event is FREE, you must PRE-REGISTER.  Use the links below to secure your spots as they will fill fast!

ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE! Free Youth Classes and Family Tours


For those who prefer an in-person option, there will be an Academy Open House with facility tours and free classes on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth and their families are invited to visit the Academy for free 45-minute classes including Improv, Musical Theatre and Scripted Acting for Kids (8-10), Youth (11-13) and Teens (14-18). Click the free class or classes of your choice below and a calendar will appear. Then click the class title in the calendar to register.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Youth Academy

Register for Kid’s classes:
1:00 p.m. Kids Open House Improv Class Click to Register For Free

2:00 p.m. Kids Open House Musical Theatre Ensemble Class Click to Register For Free

3:00 p.m. Kids Open House Scripted Acting Class Click to Register For Free

Register for Youth classes:
1:00 p.m. Youth Open House Scripted Acting Class Click to Register For Free

2:00 p.m. Youth Open House Improv Class Click to Register For Free

3:00 p.m. Youth Open House Musical Theatre Ensemble Class Click to Register For Free

Register for Teen Classes:
1:00 p.m. Teen Open House Musical Theatre Ensemble Class Click to Register For Free

2:00 p.m. Teen Open House Scripted Acting Class Click to Register For Free

3:00 p.m. Teen Open House Improv Class Click to Register For Free

Mother's Day, Victoria Day, Outdoor Movies and more May 2022 Events, Activities and Stuff to do in Kitchener Waterloo

 Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces.  The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS

Virtual Painting Classes from Artist's Palette Durham https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvFrRQHTlJF34xw2-LmcZg

Michael's Free Online Crafting Classes https://canada.michaels.com/en/onlineclasses

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/

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

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideNHS/photos/a.797717783604573/4705277552848557

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Calendar https://www.wellbeingwr.ca/calendar/

KW Adventure Walks https://kwescape.ca/games

Kitchener Market Events Calendar https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Month

Breastfeeding Buddies @ Kitchener Market - Fridays at Noon https://www.facebook.com/events/1621771831554485/?ti=ls

Salsa @ Waterloo Public Square Wednesdays May-August https://underdogdance.com/salsa-bachata-nights

Saturdays watch new episodes of Ukulele U with Kitchener's Isy https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-amazing-isy-aboagye-takes-her.html

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

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


May Ongoing

Bridgeport Community Centre Storytime Wednesdays bit.ly/BridgeportStorytime

Lutherwood Steps for Kids 

The goal is distance, not speed – take your time, you have a whole week!

May 6
Outdoor Movie at Waterloo Park near the Bandshell - Jumanji 1995 https://www.waterloo.ca/en/things-to-do/all-city-events.aspx#Movies-In-The-Park-May-September-

May 6-8
National Women's Show in Toronto 
Regular Admission is $15 (before fees) but with our code T2G22 you save $3 per ticket! All the info is at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2022/04/get-girls-for-2022-national-womens-show.html

May 7
Quick before the FREE CLASSES FILL at Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Open House Quick before the FREE CLASSES fill! https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2022/05/free-youth-classes-and-family-tours.html

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Local stores participating can be found at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2022/04/free-comic-book-day-on-first-saturday.html

Various Mother's Day Events at Kitchener Market https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Month


Mother's Day Brunch with Chef Nicole at Kitchener Market. Various pricing https://www.mealswithoutmadness.com/product/mother-s-day-brunch-table-for-4/24

May 10
Steckle Farm Open Tuesdays https://stecklehomestead.ca/open-tuesdays

May 11

May 13

May 14

Open House @ Police Services Maple Grove Location https://www.facebook.com/events/731085468274373

May 20
KW Titans at The AUD 7pm https://www.kwtitans.com/games

May 21
Princess in the Park 11am & 12:30pm Cost is $25 Kids and $5 adults. Tickets at https://www.storybookevents.ca/upcoming

Bike Rodeo @ Conestogo Community Park 10am https://www.facebook.com/cwoptimistclub/videos/5408147682569153

FIREWORKS at Conestogo Community Community Park 
Event starts at 6pm with Amusement Rides, Music and Food Trucks. Fireworks at Dusk https://www.facebook.com/events/671896367204440

KW Titans at The AUD 7pm https://www.kwtitans.com/games

MAY 23
Happy Victoria Day! 

May 24
Steckle Farm Open Tuesdays https://stecklehomestead.ca/open-tuesdays

May 27-29
Mel Brown Festival - various prices https://www.melbrownfestival.ca/

May 29

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Free Comic Book Day on the First Saturday in May - Participating Locations in the Kitchener Waterloo Area #FCBD22


I have always been a fan of Free Comic Book Day! It is a great day to see what is buzzing in your community.  When I first heard of Free Comic Book Day I thought it was a day that comic book stores got rid of old comic books that didn't sell. BOY WAS I WRONG!

What Is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is when comic companies such as Marvel and DC Comics giveaway limited edition Comics made especially for this yearly event. It takes place on the first Saturday in May annually.

Check out this year's list in the video below or head to https://www.freecomicbookday.com

There is something for every age group and every store seems to have a different selection. It is almost like a treasure hunt!

Free Comic Book Day takes place at most comic book stores and some retail book stores. Check your local listings for comic book stores to see if they take part in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.  Here are the Kitchener Waterloo Area Comic Book retailers that are participating this year

93 Ontario St S
Kitchener, ON, N2G1X5
(519) 570-0873

32 King Street North
Waterloo, ON, N2J2W8
(519) 886-4267

J and J Cards And Collectables
230 Weber Street North
Waterloo, ON, N2J3H4
(519) 725-0443

124 Bishop Street North
Unit 14
Cambridge, ON, N3H2K1
(519) 653-4460

55 Wyndham St N
Unit T-19B
Guelph, ON, N1H7T8
(519) 763-5544

987 Gordon St.
Guelph, ON, N1G4W3
(519) 265-4552

If none of those locations are near you then make sure to visit the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator Page https://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator

If you know of a local retailer participating in Free Comic Book Day that is not on this list, make sure to leave it in the comment section of the post!

Make sure to come back after you did your Free Comic Book Day run and let us know which comics you received!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Celebrate Earth Week with Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go

There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Week. You can help with a local community clean-up (see April 23rd on our local list), upcycle items into a craft project or find ways to reduce waste. Those are just some of the eco-friendly ways families can mark Earth Week.  We think that teaching children about stewardship and protecting the environment at an early age is the best way to go. Another great way is for them to learn from their favourite characters, and this week Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go provides some great episodes to do just that.

Knowledge Kids has curated a new Earth Week focused episode to air each day this week of their new animated original series Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go. The episodes are available free and commercial free on the Knowledge Kids app and website knowledgekids.ca. The episodes centre around time in nature and teach lessons on being good stewards to the environment. 




Broadcast Premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

A bark for help leads the Adventure Rangers to a sea lion trapped on a rock. Can Luna,

Chip and Inkie work together as a team, or is this sea lion going to stay stuck?


Broadcast Premiere: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

When the Rangers take the Mini-Moosers on a camping hike, Chip is eager to get to

their destination so they can start having fun. But will he miss all the amazing sights and

sounds along the way?

MARKED CRABSENT - 🌎 Earth Week 🌎

Broadcast Premiere: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Mr. Crumple’s pet crab, Herman, has gone missing and Luna, Chip and Inkie are on the

case! It seems like the Adventure Rangers are asking the right questions but are they

listening to the answers?

OCTO GAL - 🌎 Earth Week 🌎

Broadcast Premiere: Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Inkie figures the best way to solve a sticky situation is to do whatever her hero, Octogal,

would do. But when the Rangers need to help a lost baby whale, she discovers that she

has superpowers of her very own.


Broadcast Premiere: Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

The Adventure Rangers and their neighbors are overwhelmed by a leaping, hopping

and croaking frog-vasion! Can Luna, Chip and Inkie find out why the croakers are here

or will Eagle Creek end up turning into Frogtown?

Monday, April 18, 2022

Get the Girls for the 2022 National Women’s Show - COUPON CODE, plus a Chance to Win a Pair of Passes to the Event

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary passes to this year's event, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win a pair of ADMISSION PASSES TOO! Enter the contest at the end of this post! 

Are You Ready for The Ultimate Girl's Day Out? 
As Official Bloggers For The National Women's Show we are thrilled to announce the return of the National Women's Show to Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
To make the news even more special we have a COUPON CODE FOR OUR READERS.

Regular Admission is $15 (before fees) but with our code T2G22 you save $3 per ticket! 
Here is how to purchase tickets  
  • Head to http://www.nationalwomenshow.com/toronto-visitor and click TICKETS 
  • Select the number of tickets you are purchasing and click NEXT
  • A new window will open with a box for the DISCOUNT CODE. Type in T2G22 and click RECALCULATE
  • Then click scroll down to fill out the form and finish the payment process 
              NOTE in order to use our coupon code you must purchase your tickets online. 
              Now that you are registered, here are some of the fun ways you can spend your time at the event. 

              What You Can Expect at The National Women's Show 

              Each National Women’s Show Event is filled with a variety of experiences. 
              In the past, we have experienced makeoversfood and drink sampling, product demos, information seminars, celebrity stage talks and even got to meet Blue Jays Legend Joe Carter! 
              That’s not all. There are great exhibitors and lots of shopping to experience throughout the show. 

              Get The Girls
              Just like this Pitch Perfect scene, we think you should get your girls to bring the experience to a whole new level. 

              It would make a great MOTHER'S DAY GIFT TOO!


              Metro Toronto Convention Centre
              Friday, May 6, 2022: 10am – 7pm
              Saturday, May 7, 2022: 10am – 6pm
              Sunday, May 8, 2022: 10am – 5pm

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              Make sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a pair of passes to The National Women's Show 2022 In Toronto! The contest listed below (might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form) is for tickets only.  You must provide your own transportation.  Be sure to leave a comment with why you want to win tickets to the National Women’s Show!  
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