Arts events

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Fri­day, May 18

First Water­loo Re­gion Fes­ti­val of Trees, for young read­ers, par­ents, teach­ers and li­brary staff; a fun-filled day of an award cer­e­mony, au­to­graph­ing, work­shops with au­thors/il­lus­tra­tors, ac­tiv­i­ties and games with chances to win prizes and books, and lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment; tick­ets: through the aud’s box of­fice in per­son only or calling 519-741-2699 (ask for Nikki); forest­fes­ti­val­, $11 in­cludes hst, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kitch­ener Me­mo­rial au­di­to­rium Com­plex, 400 East ave., Kitch­ener, 416-363-3388

Fresh Sto­ries, live per­for­mance sto­ry­telling ev­ery third Fri­day of the month (septem­ber through May) pro­duced by Carol Leigh Wehk­ing and Michele Bran­iff; come to lis­ten, and also to share a story if you like dur­ing open mike, $5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mon­i­gram Cof­fee roast­ers, 16 ainslie st. s., suite C, Cam­bridge, 519-623-2456

MoN­day, May 21

Vic­to­ria Day Steam Train, cel­e­brate Vic­to­ria day with us on our steam train ex­cur­sion; en­joy a leisurely ride with fam­ily and friends while pulled by our nearly 100-year-old steam en­gine; wa­ter­loo­cen­tral­rail­­to­ria-day-steam­train, $29.99, 2 to 4 p.m., Water­loo Cen­tral railway, 878 We­ber st. N., st. Ja­cobs

tuEs­day, May 22

Quilt & Fi­bre Art Fes­ti­val 2018, in Water­loo re­gion and beyond; to May 26; for brochure list­ing venues and sched­ule of events, visit st­ja­­brearts-events.htm, free, 9:30 a.m. st. Ja­cobs Vil­lage, 1-800-265-3353 Au­thor Event, david Ward (“Bay of hope: Five years in New­found­land”); book sign­ing, free, 7 to 8 p.m., Words Worth Books, 96 King st. s., Water­loo

thurs­day, May 24

St. Ja­cobs Quilt and Fi­bre Art Fes­ti­val Sem­i­nar and Demo, quilt­ing sem­i­nar and demo by au­drey Vrooman, “prac­ti­cally in­vis­i­ble” bind­ing by ma­chine; trish Lockie, paint­ing with wool; Chan­tal Lynch, pa­per­less pa­per piec­ing; and Eleanor Petrie, slice and in­sert tech­nique; st­ja­­bre-arts-events.htm, $10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cal­vary united Church, 48 hawkesville rd., st. Ja­cobs

St. Ja­cobs Quilt and Fi­bre Art Fes­ti­val Trunk Show, guest artist Mar­i­lyn Far­quhar shar­ing an ex­plo­ration of ma­chine quilt­ing and tech­nol­ogy in quilt­ing; shows at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; st­ja­cobs. com/Quilt-Fi­bre-arts-Events.htm, $5, 2:30 p.m. Cal­vary united Church, 48 hawkesville rd., st. Ja­cobs, 1-800-265-3353

2018 Kin Car­ni­val, pre­sented by the Kin Clubs of Cam­bridge (Pre­ston & North dum­fries); thrilling rides, games and food; to May 27: thurs­day-Fri­day, 6 to 11 p.m.; satur­day, noon to 11 p.m.; sun­day, noon to 5 p.m.; for more in­for­ma­tion and to pur­chase dis­count pre­set ride tick­ets, visit pre­, free, river­side Park, 49 King st. W., Cam­bridge

Fri­day, May 25

Pre­ston Book Club, drop into the Pre­ston Book Club on the last Fri­day of each month to dis­cover and dis­cuss new book: “the se­cret river,” by Kate Grenville, free, 9:30 to 11 a.m., idea Ex­change | Pre­ston Li­brary, 435 King st.

E., Cam­bridge

NFB Film Club, pre­sent­ing free screen­ings of short films and doc­u­men­taries: “Me­mento Mori”; ideaex­ pro­grams/movies, free, 2 to 3:30 p.m., idea Ex­change | Queen’s square Li­brary, 1 North sq., Cam­bridge

satur­day, May 26

Eden Mills Arts Fes­ti­val, arts show, live mu­sic and home-made food (to May 27); rain or shine; www.eden­mill­sarts­fes­ti­, free, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eden Mills Com­mu­nity hall, 104 york st., Eden Mills, 519-856-1678 Dis­til­la­tion: The Essence of Water­loo, Art$Pay Pho­tog­ra­phy Show,

pro­jected pho­to­graphs from ju­ried art$Pay pho­tog­ra­phers and se­lected stu­dents will be matched with lo­cal ac­com­pa­nists; per­for­mances at 1:30 and 7 p.m.; tick­ets: dis­til­la­tion-the-essence-of-wa­ter­lootick­ets-44783941976, $15, child 12 and un­der free, Cen­tre for in­ter­na­tional Gover­nance in­no­va­tion (CiGi), 67 Erb st. W., Water­loo, 519-504-3277

Po­etry Read­ing, by Mary ann Mul­h­ern and april Bul­mer; ideaex­ pro­grams/event/po­etry-read­ing-maryann-mul­h­ern-and-april-bul­mer, free, 2 to 3 p.m., idea Ex­change | Pre­ston Li­brary, 435 King st. E., Cam­bridge

suN­day, May 27

K-W’s Fourth Film Chal­lenge, a freeto-par­tic­i­pate com­mu­nity event open to all lo­cal film­mak­ers; any­one in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing may post on the Face­book event page and be added to the film con­trib­u­tor list: www.face­ events/147732259196988, $10 at the cin­ema, free to sub­mit a film, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Princess twin Cin­e­mas, 46 King st. N., Water­loo, 226-751-2992

Paint Night, join Paint & Cock­tails for “singing in the rain”; a two-hour fun af­ter­noon with our artist who will guide you through step by step, from start to fin­ished paint­ing that you get to take home; in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets: www. paintand­cock­, $45, 7 to 9 p.m., the Whale and ale, 1120 Vic­to­ria st. N., Kitch­ener

file photo

Flo­rian Hoefner and Subtone per­form at The Jazz Room at Water­loo’s Huether Ho­tel on Fri­day, May 18, at 8:30 p.m.

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