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April 30th, 2015

Community Things To Do – May 2015

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. 
All things seem possible in May.”
–  Edwin Way Teale

Jane’s Walks May 1-3rd – these walks are simply conversations while walking and exploring Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. They are a chance to check out a local gem, and meet others who are interested in that area/theme, too. Check out this site then specify your city. In addition, EAF is partnering to offer a special Jane’s Walk in West Galt May 9th. To those you live in Cambridge, be sure to come along!

Wiggle your butts at a Wag Party May 09,  from noon – 4:00 PM – come visit Wag and Train at 386 Maple Ave, Kitchener and celebrate our dog community. Friendly dogs and their families are invited to attend our Wag Party! dogs will enjoy Leash Free Play, treats and socialization. Humans will enjoy Fun Matches, Door Prizes and SUPERDOGS DEMOS!

Give Mom the Royal Treatment Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the Marketplace – this year, let the Kitchener Market help you thank your mother for all she does with a relaxing tea party. The royal treatment for Mom includes a cupcake and, of course, tea. Kids can show their appreciation for their moms by decorating clay pots while enjoying cookies! This event is free for families with a donation to the Food Bank. Register here.

KPL Presents “A Cheep Night Out”  May 13th at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – part of a series of talks brought to you by the City of Kitchener and Kitchener’s Natural Areas Program, as well as Waterloo Region Nature. These programs will inspire you to discover nature in your city. Come and experience the common birds of the area that are overlooked by most people. The presentation will be lively, non-technical, informative and fun, register here.

The Marketplace is also hosting  Food Revolution Day Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00 AM until noon – they hope you will be there for this FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! Top Chef Canada Finalist Terry Salmond will be kicking off the event @ 10am, then meet Fitz The Whip Vanderpool. Event Activities Include Kids In The Kitchen, Cooking Demo, Splatzone Inflatable Target Area, Foodlink Waterloo Region Farm In A Box, Sportco Source for Sports Colouring Area, Food Friendly Crafts, Bre Creative Face Painting from 10-11am, and More Fun To Be Announced!

Get Your Garden On at the Waterloo Regional Museum – Saturday, May 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Novice gardeners learn all there is to know about starting a garden.This workshop will provide a hands-on overview of soil preparation, essential tools, watering, fertilizing and preventing weeds. You will sow early seeds and learn how to care for tender seedlings during the last weeks of cold spring weather. Transplanting and arranging perennial flowers is a highlight of the workshop. You will take home a selection of potted perennials to transplant into their own gardens. Advance registration required – $10 per person plus HST. May 1 also marks the opening of Doon Heritage Village!

KW – bring your broken computer, furniture, toys, you name it! Sunday May 24 starting at noon, the KWArtzLab Repair Café will be ready to help you. Volunteers will help you experience a great new project that is growing in popularity – Repair Café is about fixing things together, receiving advice, and meeting others to be inspired. You need to register so they can ensure the right volunteers are there to help you at the right time. If you don’t need any repairs you are still welcome to come participate, see how it works or VOLUNTEER (register here). There is no cost to repair your items, but donations are welcome. Please RSVP here with the description of what you are bringing to have repaired.