Sunday, September 24, 2023

Enter Your Halloween Era with Apollo Cinema's October Film Features

Time to enter your Halloween Era

Halloween happens every October. It's a special time when kids and grown-ups get to dress up in costumes and have lots of fun. 


Halloween movies are a great way to enjoy the spooky season! Getting a little scare in here or there is part of the Halloween tradition. 
This October, Apollo Cinema in Kitchener, Ontario has a few Halloween Themed films coming up and we wanted to highlight some options for your ghosts and goblins.

October 7 and 9
The Witches (1990 version) at 2pm. Get info and tickets at
October 14
All you can eat Cereal & Cartoons OCTOBER EDITION with HALLOWEEN THEMED CARTOONS at 10am

October 21

October 28
Get those costumes ready!
Halloween Kids Party and viewing of Monster Squad 
It’s Halloween party time! Head over to the Apollo Cinema for some freaky family fun – we’ll have a costume parade and some other fun surprises in store, PLUS their is a viewing of Monster Squad.

Please always check if the film is appropriate for your child's age.

If you have older kids or are looking for a Parents' Night Out scary movie, then see the full Apollo Cinema Calendar at

Ready to enter your Halloween Era? Perhaps a Halloween Playlist may help you get in the SPIRIT!

Friday, September 22, 2023

First Tee Returns with a Fall Golf Program for Kids! Financial Assistance Available

With the success of the earlier First Tee Program, I am happy to announce that there will be a Fall First Tee Program for Kids in the Kitchener-Waterloo area!

First Tee is a grassroots youth development program that serves the purpose of breaking down barriers between the sport of golf and children from equity-deserving and underrepresented communities. First Tee – Canada strives to make the sport of golf in Canada better reflect the multiculturalism of our country, introducing children of all backgrounds to the sport in a variety of accessible ways. First Tee programs are made accessible as they are offered at little to no cost at participating golf facilities, and all equipment is provided for the participants during the sessions. The First Tee Program uses golf as a vehicle to teach children life skills such as respect, integrity, honestly, and leadership. This program is for beginners of golf and focuses on fundamental skills, so the participants do not need any prior knowledge of the sport to join!


GolfPlay Inc. (an indoor golf simulator facility located at 80 Lodge St. in Waterloo) is running a six-week First Tee Fall Program, beginning on Saturday, October 14th and ending with the last session on Saturday, November 18th. This six-week program will run on Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am and is available to 12 participants ages 7 to 13. GolfPlay’s First Tee Program costs $120 total ($20 per session), with financial assistance available to those who need it. Click this link to access registration as well as a link to learn more about financial assistance eligibility.


If you have any questions please email

We look forward to hearing from the participants First Tee to see how much they enjoyed it!

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Fall Fairs, Royal Medieval Faire, Kitchener Rangers Fan Fest, Oktoberfest and More September Activities and Fall Fun in the Kitchener Waterloo Area


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. Dates/Times and Prices Vary.

The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS (daily/weekly events) and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS


Attractions ONTARIO coupons for

Playgrouds Movement and Training Centre

Play a Latte Cafe

Cambridge Libraries Calendar

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays

Kitchener Market Events Calendar

Indoor Skateboard Park @ Queensmount Arena - various dates and times

Swimming and Splashpads - Prices vary

Ira Needles Splashpad at The Boardwalk

Infant and Child Studies group is a group of researchers interested in better understanding child cognition: so how kids learn! All our studies are designed as games for children to play while we observe how they respond to various toys, videos or sounds. The activities are fun for the kids, and help us to understand concepts like how children learn new words, when children can begin to understand math, or what learning strategies kids use to understand new concepts. We deliver studies in person, as well as online and in take home formats.

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Mustang Drive In Guelph

Classic Car Show and Shine at the Partsource at Highland and Westmount

First Tee Fall Program, beginning on Monday, September 11th and ending with the last session on Monday, October 16th. This six-week program is free of charge and will run on Mondays from 5:30pm-6:30pm (after school/work program), and is available to 12 children ages 7 to 13

Pupliates/Pups and Poses (yoga and pilates with dogs) @ Victoria Park 5:30-7:30

Yoga in the Park @ Civic Centre Park (between KPL and Centre in the Square) 12:30-1:15pm

CARYNDALE MOPS meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday most months @ New Carmel Church

Noon Hour Concerts at St. Andrew's Church


Yoga in the Park @ Civic Centre Park (between KPL and Centre in the Square) 5:30-6:30pm

Walk and Talk with Breastfeeding Buddies 10am at Victoria Park 

Salsa in the Square by Underdog Dance Corp 7-11pm at Waterloo Public Square

Big Screen Thursdays @ Gaslight District in Galt (Cambridge)

Kids Events in Hespeler (Cambridge) 4:30pm

Retro Rollers Rollerskating @ Kitchener City Hall


Family Favourites at Cineplex on Saturdays 

First Tee at GolfPlay Waterloo

Appleflats Orchard Tours in Wellesley - various times


Kid Zone Inflatables 10am-2pm in Hespeler (Cambridge) Events Upcoming in Hespeler Village, Cambridge

Donkey Sanctuary Open Days in Puslinch 

Family karaoke every Sunday from 3-6 on the patio at Zaz Bistro in Cambridge

Beginning in Sept - KItchener Waterloo Art Gallery Youth Council

SEPT 2023 Events - various dates and venues in September


Sept 1-3

Sept 1-4 

Sept 3

Kinsmen Club of Stratford Car Show (scroll down for info)

Sept 4
Car Show @ Zehrs Pioneer Park

Kinsmen Club of Stratford Family Fun Day 

Sept 4-9
The Fitzgeralds @ Walters Music Venue 

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Open House, BBQ and Information Night in Breslau

Sept 9
Sensory Friendly Saturdays @ Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 10am-Noon

Crafternoon @ Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Free activities for all ages, including:
- Community Mosaic, make a clay tile
- Docent tours (1pm - 3pm)
- Colouring

Sept 7-10
Cambridge Fall Fair

Sept 8
Waterloofest @ Waterloo Public Square 
The evening will see groups from all over Waterloo gather to welcome new and returning students to the community. So stop by and find out about some of Waterloo’s great hidden gems

Outdoor Movie @ Max Becker Commons in Williamsburg Kitchener  - The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Sept 8-9
ArtHop venues & pricing

Sept 8-10

Six Nations Fall Fair

Tavistock Fall Fair

Georgetown Fall Fair

Sept 8-17
Western Fair in London

Sept 9
(then scroll down for Open House info)

Sept 9-10
Snyder's Family Farm Opening Weekend

Sept 10
Williamsburg Community Festival

Dash N Splash @ Kiwanis Park for KW Humane Society

World Suicide Prevention Day @ Victoria Park Pavillion Kitchener

Hunger No More Event 56 Duke St. W. Kitchener

St. Andrew's Kick-Off Carnival Kick-Off Carnival — St. Andrew's Kitchener

Comedy Hypnosis Show in Guelph for Autism Service Dogs, supported by Mortgages by Amanda

Polish Harvest Event in Breslau

Sept 11-16

Sept 12-13
Wellesley Township Fall Fair

Sept 14
United Way Campaign Launch, March of 1000 Umbrellas

Sept 15

Sept 16

Sept 17
Terry Fox Run @ Waterloo Park
Waterloo Terry Fox Run (Run, Walk, Cycle) 4.5km route, kids 1km route. FREE to register, we ask you get pledges to support cancer research. DJ Jess, local children's authors, outdoor lawn games, bbq by donation. Waterloo Park (registration by the cricket field). Register yourself or make a team online registration check in 8:45 am Sunday September 17th, Run/Walk/Cycle begins at 10:00am. Bbq ends at 1pm.

Family Sunday @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

Sept 14-17
New Hamburg Fall Fair

Sept 15-16
Belmont Bestival - Belmont VIllage Kitchener

Sept 15-17

Harriston-Minto Fall Fair

Sept 16

Royal Medieval Faire @ Waterloo Park

Homer Watson Art Fair @ Homer Watson House and Gallery

Sept 16-17
All that Wordly Jazz Festival - St. Jacobs

Sept 17
Gluten-Free Festival @ Bingemans

Sept 20
Art from A to Z @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery 10:30-11:30am

Sept 21-24

Sept 22
Harvest Hoedown @ St. Jacobs Market

Sept 22-24
Grand Valley Fall Fair

Milton Fall Fair

Sept 22-30

Sept 22-Oct14
KW Oktoberfest - various dates and activities Events listed at

Sept 22-Oct 15

Sept 23
Kitchener Firestation Open House @ Strausburg Rd. Location 10am

Doon Fall Family Fun Fair @ Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre 10am-Noon

Goatfest Hot Sauce Festival @ Bingemans - Kids Under 10 Free with paying Adult

Pow Wow @ University of Waterloo's Columbia Ice Fields 

Schneider Creek Porch Party

Lumen - Uptown Waterloo

Sept 23-24
Culture Days @ Homer Watson House and Gallery 

Studio Tour @ Cambridge Centre for the Arts

Drumbo Fall Fair

Sept 24
Womb to Walking Show @ Bingemans

Sept 26-Oct 1
MT Space IMPACT Festival - various locations

Sept 29-Oct 29
Screampark @ Bingemans (for those with older teens+) various dates

Sept 30

Free Family Breakfast @ Bingemans REGISTER AT

Peacock Ornament Painting @ Three Sisters Cultural Centre 10am-11:30am

Bollywood Dance Workshop w/ Megha @ Three Sisters Cultural Centre 12:30-1:30pm

National Drive Electric Week Car Show @ The Bordwalk near the Medical Centres

Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival

Sept 30-Oct 1
Kinderfest Fall Fair @ Bingemans (scroll down for Kinderfest info)