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 fiancé (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