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YOUTH VIDEO COMPETITION 2013 - Announcing an exciting opportunity for youth to express their creativity, win prizes and have their videos digitally projected on city hall, Kitchener. Open to youth, ages 12-25. Winners get cash. Submission deadline: June 14, 2013. Learn more: www.kitchener.ca/youthvideocomp, or www.facebook.com/cityofkitchener/events Brought to you by the City of Kitchener's Public Art Program.
CHARITY WINE TASTING -
Partnering with Niagara Vineyards, Caring Partners Global will host a wine tasting event at The Centre for International Global Innovation in Waterloo, on Thursday, May 16, 2103 from 6 to 9pm. Profits will go to ameidcal clinic located in Western Kenya (approximately 300 kilometres north west of Nairobi), that was recently approved by the Kenyan Government as a facility that can accept national health care insurance.
The goal is to raise $5000 so that 166 families will have health coverage for a full year allowing free access to the community health centre.
The evening will consist of music, a variety of wine and appetizers with a Kenyan twist. Tickets can be purchased by calling 519.886.3877 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FISH FRY - St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s Annual Fish Fry to Support Camp Kummoniwannago, an interdenominational day camp offering an 8-week program for children 5-15 years of age, on Monday May 27th, 2013 from 4:30-6:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Queen and Weber Streets, Kitchener. Includes Howell’s fish, roasted potatoes, Caesar salad, coleslaw and homemade pie. Adult $15, Child portion (under 12) $7.50. As our 19th year approaches we continue to provide a fun and creative outdoor summer experience for all children in the K-W area regardless of income. Working in partnership with Kids Ability, K-W Extend-A-Family and Family and Children’s Services we are also pleased to offer a fully integrated camping program for children of various physical and cognitive needs. For tickets call 519-578-4430.
WALK FOR DOG GUIDES - On May 25, 2013, the streets of Kitchener-Waterloo will be filled with lots of busy feet and paws, as the Kitchener-Waterloo Purina® Walk for Dog Guides will take place at Waterloo Park (at the Hospitality Area), with registration opening at 8am and the walk starts at 9:30am. All funds raised from the walk go towards providing Dog Guides to Canadians with disabilities at no cost. The Kitchener-Waterloo Walk is one of 200 walks taking place across Canada this spring. The Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides in a number of different programs, including Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Special Skills, Seizure Response, and Autism Assistance. There are fun and exciting contests and prizes for those who participate in the walk, including a 32” Toshiba Slim HD LED TV, a one night stay for two at any Delta Hotel or Resort across Canada, and a year’s supply of pet food from Nestlé Purina PetCare. To take an hour and change a life, or to donate, please visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.
JEANS ‘N CLASSICS TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: The Music of The Eagles on May 22 and 23 at 7:30pm at the Centre in the Square, Kitchener, featuring lead vocalist Michael Shotton with Rique Franks and Katalin Kiss. Members of the renowned Jeans ‘n Classics band perform a program of the Eagles’ legendary hits including “Hotel California”, “Take It Easy” “One of these Nights” and “Take It To The Limit”, with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Tickets range from $29.50 to $79 and may be purchased online at www.centreinthesquare.com, by calling 519-578-1570, or in person at the Centre In The Square box office, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener, Ontario.
ARTIST TALK AT HOMER WATSON HOUSE & GALLERY - Saturday, May 11 from 1 – 3pm by award-winning fine artist Pat Hertzberg with a special introduction from Susan Burke Manager/Curator of Joseph Schneider Haus. Currently exhibiting in The Grand National Quilt Show, Hertzberg’s work titled Local Colour – Don Cherry is featured among 55 works at Joseph Schneider Haus. Honoured with this year’s prestigious “Janome Award of Excellence” Hertzberg’s talk will discuss the importance of design throughout the whole process of producing an art piece and address such issues as: designing with restraint, planning an art piece, giving your work a “voice,” and the requirements for producing an outstanding piece of work. Admission is free. Members of the public are also invited to attend Marg Notar’s Artist talk on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1 – 3pm. Admission is also free for this event.
SCHWABEN CLUB EVENT –Saturday, May 25, Viennese Gala Ball. A Fundraiser for the Donau Dancers. Music provided by the Golden Keys. Gourmet Dinner and dances performed by the Donau Dancers. Tickets: $48.67 + tax per person, Reserved Seating, formal Attire Event. For more information and tickets to any of these events please contact the club office at 519-742-7979.
HOMER WATSON HOUSE & GALLERY FAMILY PROGRAMS - Family Tree & Me - It is important to teach your child about their ancestry! This course explores the art and history of oral narratives and the documentation of historical events significant to the creation of a visual family tree. Instructor: Alisha Linseman
Sundays, 2- 4pm, $39/$43. June 9-30, 4 weeks. Price is per person.
TRI-PRIDE LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL - on Saturday June 1. This year’s annual Pride Festival for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) culture in Waterloo Region will span several city blocks along King Street to Kitchener Civic Square, in Kitchener, for an all-day music fest from 12:00 to 8pm. Activities at the Victoria Park Clock Tower, in Kitchener. With the theme of “One Heart One Community” the festival will host three live music stages, featuring the main stage on King Street and introducing live performances at Victoria Park’s Clock Tower along with the Sky Lounge stage on the tenth floor of Kitchener City Hall overlooking the party on King street. All other tri-Pride festival favourites remain the same, including the licensed bar area, TD Kidz Zone, BBQ, gourmet café and food vendor fare, massive silent auction, educational Pride seminars, and our popular market village. The festival is the summation of Pride Week activities across Waterloo Region, which kicks off May 22. Full details on all events are available on the tri-Pride website at www.tri-Pride.ca.
FREE VAULT TOURS - on Sunday June 23 from 2 – 3pm. Guided vault tours offer a behind the scenes look at the KW Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Explore areas of the gallery not usually open to the general public. Space is limited, registration is required. To register call 519-579-5860 or visit www.kwag.ca or visit the gallery at, 101 Queen St. N. in the Centre in the Square, Kitchener.
GERONTOLOGY WORKSHOP - The 11th annual Gerontology Workshop, sponsored by the Waterloo Region Gerontology Interest Group, is happening Wednesday May 29th from 8:30am-4pm at Sunshine Centre in Luther Village on the Park. The event, Enhancing Interactions: Exploring Responsive Behaviours, features Geriatrician Dr. Nicole Elaine Didyk, MAREP Director Dr. Sherry Dupuis, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Sharon Stap and Robin Smart of the Alzheimer Society. Tickets are $50 for GIG Members and $75 for Non-Members. Emailwaterloogig@gmail.com, or visit www.waterloogig.org for more information.
REMEMBERING STAN ROGERS - Saturday, June 15, 2013. $18 Adv / $20 at the door, at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener 8pm. A tribute to the music of Canadian folk legend, the late Stan Rogers, who passed away in 1983. Stan’s legacy includes Northwest Passage, a song often nominated as an alternate national anthem, and
Barrett’s Privateers, a song that traveled around the world even before Stan had recorded it. The performers will present Stan’s music the way that he performed it -- using three lead vocalists plus harmonies, fiddle, bass, and various stringed instruments (including Stan’s 12-string Laskin. Tickets are available at The Centre In The Square, www.centre-square.com. Folk Night at the Registry will announce its 2013-2014 season soon. Watch www.folknight.ca! Part of the Grand River Folk Community, www.grandriverfolk.org .
KW PRINCESS PROJECT DRESS DAYS - The KW Princess Project Dress Day on May 29, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener. The costs of going to a prom/formal can be prohibitive for some families and girls. If my mom didn't sew, there is no way I would have been able to afford a dress to go to mine!! This is a chance for girls in KW to come in and find a beautiful, gently-used prom/formal dress absolutely FREE! They also get great advice and assistance from helpful volunteers (like moi!) who will help them choose styles as well as shoes and accessories! All they have to do is email email@example.com to register. Check out the KW Princess Project on Facebook for more details.
REEP OPEN HOUSE - REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
is open every Saturday
from 10am to 2pm.
An interactive community resource, this 100-year-old home has been renovated by REEP Green Solutions to exceed modern building standards while maintaining heritage value; working demonstrations of household energy-efficient and water management technologies; certified energy adviser available to answer your home energy and water savings questions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 519-744-9799.
REEP HOUSE WEDNESDAY EVENING TOURS - REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
is open from 6:30 – 8:30pm every other Wednesday. Free. Registration required. Contact: email@example.com
519-744-9799. Drop in and experience trusted home energy and water management information from a certified energy advisor, who is available to answer your questions. The 100-year-old REEP House has been renovated to exceed modern building standards while maintaining heritage value; working demonstrations of household energy-efficient and water management technologies.
THE GRAND NATIONAL QUILT SHOW - Homer Watson House & Gallery proudly presents The Grand National Quilt Show, an invitational Canada-wide quilt exhibition that celebrates both tradition and innovation, exemplifying the fine Art of the Canadian quilter today. Exploring the theme Local Colour, artists were challenged to interpret some aspect of their local community that distinguishes its unique character. Regarded for its diversity of creative expression, this years’ exhibition invites viewers to join in celebrating the diverse talents of a nation- wide survey that enlightens audiences to the creativity and sometimes-unexpected ways in which contemporary quilters approach their medium. The exhibition runs until June 23 with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 1- 3pm.
SUNNYSIDE SENIORS' SERVICES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - Sandhills Café Meal Assistants are needed for Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly to assist senior customers in our Sandhills Café. Help carry and assemble trays and keep the café tables cleared. Contact Janice at 519-893-8494, ext 6372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> if interested.
WALK TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS - On Sunday, June 9; the 4th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis is taking place. Thousands of Canadians across Canada will walk and raise funds to support the 4.6 million Canadians who live with the pain and disability caused by this disease. Please consider registering, raising donations and participating. Proceeds go to the Arthritis Society. You can sign up today at www.walktofightarthritis.ca
COFFEE BREAK - is an interdenominational Bible Study for women of all ages and all stages of faith. Nurseries and preschool programs are provided. All programs are free. Wednesdays 9.30-11am, at the Community Christian Reformed Church, 1275 Bleams Rd., Kitchener. Register at www.ccrc.on.ca or come out on a Wednesday morning. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE STANLEY PARK AREA WITH SUNBEAM CENTRE! - Your commitment of just 2-3 hours per week will help brighten the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. We are now recruiting Outing Assistants on Thursday mornings and Friday evenings and Friendly Visitors (reading, crafts, games, music, etc.) for various times and locations. Training provided. Students welcome! Contact Christine at (519)893-6200 ext. 253 or email@example.com
ADULT DAY PROGRAM - Did you know Trinity Village has an Adult Day Program for seniors wishing to socialize with other seniors? The cost is just $8 per day and the program runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm, at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Kingsway Drive, near Fairview Park Mall. Self-referrals welcome or contact CCAC, 519-748-2222. For more information call the Day Program Coordinator at 519-893-6320 ext. 235.
MAKE NEW FRIENDS WITH BETA SIGMA PHI - Are you a woman looking for new friends and fun things to do? Do you enjoy a social, community service-oriented group? If so, you might be interested in our Beta Sigma Phi chapter. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s friendship network. For more information about Beta Sigma Phi visit the international website: www.betasigmaphi.org. There are 200 members in KW alone. Our chapter of 8 women has members in our mid 30s and early 40s, mostly married, with small children. We meet twice a month May – Sept. and plan socials throughout the year too. Email betasigmaphiKW@gmail.com for more information.
ROCKWAY ENTERTAINERS - choral group singing four-part harmony. Recruiting new members... Membership open to those over 50 years old. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:30 – 3:30pm from September until May at Rockway Centre Auditorium, 1405 King Street East, Kitchener. Please phone 519-885-9978 or 519-741-2507 for more information.
DIVERSECITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB - Do you have trouble finding the right words when speaking to a group? Need a career boost? Want to polish your presentation skills? Toastmasters is the place for you. Learn communication, leadership and presentation strategies in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. DiverseCity is a new club and is open to all. It runs Mondays, 7 - 8:30 pm at Kitchener City Hall, the Conestoga Room. For more information contact Georgina Green, 519-743-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAY WITH AN LPGA PROFESSIONAL AND BENEFIT CHARITY - The second Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will take place July 8 – 14, 2013, at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo featuring the best female golfers from around the world. The St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation Charity Pro-Am on July 8, is the kick-off event to the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, providing the opportunity to play a round at Grey Silo under tournament conditions, alongside an LPGA Tour professional. With only 15 foursomes available to purchase, this will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Proceeds will be directed to the establishment of the new arrhythmia program for heart health at St. Mary’s General Hospital. For more information, or to secure your team, contact: Lisa Short, Development Manager, St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, (519) 749-6737 email@example.com
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