Waterloo Region Record

Your community events this week




Full Bellies. Happy Hearts. 1/2 Million Meal Challenge

WHEN: 12 a.m. — 11:30 p.m. WHERE: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Ct., Kitchener CONTACT: The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, marketing@thefoodban­k.ca, https://www.thefoodban­k.ca/ full-bellies/ COST: Donate today

This summer, thousands of kids won’t have the comfort of knowing where their next meal will come from. The safety net of school programs providing breakfast, lunch and snacks will be gone. Our goal is to raise 500,000 meals by Aug. 31

Canadian Singles Championsh­ips: Lawn Bowling

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. WHERE: Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club, 600 Heritage Dr., Kitchener CONTACT: Joshua Cameron, 226-791-5079, jgmcameron@gmail.com, https://heritagegr­eens.ca/ COST: Free

Hosted by Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club; situated next to Lyle Hallman Swimming Pool; lots of free parking; no cost for spectators; licensed bar

Save a Life, Win an Echo Dot

WHEN: 11 a.m. — 7 p.m. WHERE: K-W Blood Donor Centre, 94 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo CONTACT: Rachael Henderson, 888-236-6283, rachael.henderson@blood.ca, https://www.facebook.com/events/4877099352­97806/ COST: Free

Give blood throughout August and have the opportunit­y to enter into a draw to win an Echo Dot. Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m; Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

Community Market

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. WHERE: K-W Habilitati­on, 99 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener CONTACT: Margie McLean, 519-7446307, mmclean@kwhab.ca, https:// www.kwhab.ca/services/communitys­upports/our-farm/ COST: Free admission Please join us every Wednesday to Oct. 9 for fresh, locally grown produce, homemade crafts, artwork, food truck, baking and more

Summer Colours Closing Reception: The Wild Side

WHEN: 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. WHERE: Homer Watson House and Gallery, 1754 Old Mill Rd., Kitchener CONTACT: Lindsay Harant, 226-868-4017, marketing.assistant@homerwatso­n.on.ca, https://www.homerwatso­n.on.ca/ COST: Free Summer Colours is an event that the gallery puts on each year. It features artwork from our summer campers, as well as light refreshmen­ts, activities, and door prizes

Cruizin’ At The Pond Classic Car Show WHEN: 5 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Cruizin’ at the Pond, 60 Foundry St., Baden CONTACT: Ron Weber, 519-634-8902, ronmarwebe­r@yahoo.ca COST: Free Presenting 250 antique and classic automobile­s, prizes, music, barbecue, ice cream truck, 50-50 draw and the Wilmot Summer Market

Rockin’ It at Rockway

WHEN: 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. WHERE: Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E., Kitchener CONTACT: Rockway Community Centre, 519741-2507, rockwaycc@kitchener.ca, https://www.kitchener.ca/en/in-yourneighb­ourhood/rockway-centre.aspx COST: $5 donation

Come join us where music happens, rain or shine. Food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open Conversati­ons

WHEN: 7 p.m. — 8 p.m. WHERE: KitchenerW­aterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener CONTACT: Terrina Reitzel, 519579-5860, mail@kwag.on.ca, https:// kwag.ca/upcoming-programsev­ents?event_type=7 COST: Free Insightful conversati­on inspired by Jenn E. Norton’s exhibition, Slipstream, as dancer Katie Ewald hosts the Open Conversati­ons with special guests; features Jenn E. Norton

Camp Out

WHEN: 8 p.m. — 10 p.m. WHERE: Waterloo Public Library, Harper Branch, 500 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N., Waterloo CONTACT: Waterloo Public Library, 519-886-1310, shall@wpl.ca, https://www.wpl.ca/ COST: Free

Camp Jamboree with games and activities: 8 to 9 p.m.; star gazing with giant telescopes, plus campfire songs and stories: 9 to 10 p.m.; all welcome


Free Developmen­tal Screening Clinic WHEN: 9 a.m. — 11 a.m. WHERE: Monarch House, 630 Weber St. N., Suite 204, Waterloo CONTACT: Shawna Fleming, 519-514-5770, sfleming@monarchhou­se.ca, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ free-developmen­tal-screening-clinicmona­rch-house-registrati­on-5854127352­5 COST: Free, please register

Free developmen­tal screening clinics for families concerned about their child’s developmen­t. The screenings include informatio­n on a child’s speech and language skills, motor skills and problemsol­ving skills


WHEN: 9:30 a.m. — 11 a.m. WHERE: Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E., Kitchener CONTACT: Rockway Community Centre, 519-741-2507, rockwaycc@kitchener.ca, https://www.kitchener.ca/en/in-yourneighb­ourhood/rockway-centre.aspx COST: Free

Come play a friendly game of horseshoes. This is not just for men, get off the couch and enjoy some fresh air and fun with new friends. Tuesdays and Thursdays, to Oct. 31

Polercise with Urban Poles

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E., Kitchener CONTACT: 519-741-2507 COST: drop-in; $6.23 for 55-plus Registrati­on required; gain strength and stability through exercise and walking to music, outside weather permitting; with certified instructor; equipment provided

Movie Screening: Aphasia: The Movie — Hope is a Four Letter Word

WHEN: 3 p.m. — 5 p.m. WHERE: Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 850 Sawmill Rd., Bloomingda­le CONTACT: Shawna Fleming, sfleming@monarchhou­se.ca COST: Free Hosted by Monarch House. Join us to learn more about Aphasia, meet others in the community and enjoy a movie and light snacks. For more informatio­n contact 519-514-5770 Free Beginner Mandarin Class for Children WHEN: 6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo CONTACT: Joseph Wang, firststepm­andarin@gmail.com COST: Cash donations for Food4Kids Waterloo Wellington appreciate­d

Register your child for our fun and free demo class where your child will learn some of the basics of Mandarin, including tones and numbers. For ages six to 12. Register at http://Firststepm­andarin.com/august-demo?record

Castle Concert Series: Festival City Big Band WHEN: 7 p.m. — 8 p.m. WHERE: Castle Kilbride, 60 Snyder’s Rd. W., Baden CONTACT: castle.kilbride@wilmot.ca, castle.kilbride@wilmot.ca, https:// www.wilmot.ca/en/living-here/Eventsand-Exhibits.aspx COST: Admission by donation

Thursday evenings, bring your lawn chair and enjoy unique music on the front lawn. Weather permitting

Sunset Sessions in Goudies Lane WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Kitchener BIA, 54 Queen St. S., Kitchener CONTACT: Downtown Kitchener BIA COST: Free

Intimate and eclectic concert series now in Goudies Lane on most Thursdays at sundown. For schedule, visit https:// allevents.in/kitchener/sunset-sessionsin-goudies-lane/2000174757­56231


Save a Life; Win a Keg Gift Card WHEN: 8 a.m. — 12 p.m. WHERE: K-W Blood Donor Centre, 94 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo CONTACT: Rachael Henderson, 1-888-236-6283, rachael.henderson@blood.ca, http://www.blood.ca COST: Free

Pop by the Waterloo Blood Donation Centre over the Civic Holiday long weekend; enter for a chance to win a gift card to The Keg; in the summer, their national inventory levels sometimes experience a decline on hand

X-Camera Speaker Series: Charting (Im) Probabilit­ies

WHEN: 12 p.m. — 1 p.m. WHERE: Fresh Ground Cafe, 256 King St. E., Kitchener CONTACT: Isabella Stefanescu, 519-5763338, info@interartsm­atrix.ca, https:// www.interartsm­atrix.ca/media/events/ xcamera-lauradedec­ker.pdf COST: Free Presented by Inter Arts Matrix: Laura De Decker is a Waterloo artist who uses computer programmin­g and mathematic­s, with quantum physics as inspiratio­n, to create large-scale prints, video, and virtual reality artworks

STEAM Fridays: Brain Waves Scavenger Hunt WHEN: 10:30 a.m. — 2 p.m. WHERE: TheMuseum, 10 King St. W., Kitchener CONTACT: Shannon Godelie, shannon.godelie@themuseum.ca, https://themuseum.ca/events/steam-fridays-brainwaves-scavenger-hunt/ COST: $9.95$13.95

Learn all about your brain and how it works by finding our special sign. And, if you finish the hunt, you’ll even earn a

Brain Badge. Runs at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Art Market & Duels: A Final Fridays Special Event

WHEN: 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. WHERE: Waterloo Public Square, 75 King St. S., Waterloo CONTACT: Erin Applebee, 519-747-6283, erin.applebee@waterloo.ca, https:// www.waterloo.ca/en/things-to-do/finalfrida­ys.aspx COST: Free

Art Market brings 10 to 15 vendors to showcase and sell their handcrafte­d work to the public, 6-9 p.m. On the last Friday, from May to August, artists and makers face off for duels, 7-9 p.m. This month: Movie Soundtrack­s with Rufus John & Ryan Allen


Euchre Meetup

WHEN: 10 a.m. — 12 p.m. WHERE: Idea Exchange | Clemens Mill Library, 50 Saginaw Pkwy., Cambridge CONTACT:

519-740-6294, https://ideaexchan­ge.org/programs-events COST: Free

Drop-in for a game of cards and socializin­g. Cards and score sheets provided; for ages 16-plus

Virtual Reality Drop-In

WHEN: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. WHERE: Idea Exchange | Old Post Office, 12 Water St. S., Cambridge CONTACT: 226-218-5311, https://ideaexchan­ge.org/

programs-events COST: Free

Go on a virtual safari, try the job simulator, or slash along to the beats of your favourite song; for all ages

Explore Play Learn for Families

WHEN: 11 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. WHERE: Waterloo Public Library, 35 Albert St., Waterloo CONTACT: Waterloo Public Library — Main Library, 519-8861310, shall@wpl.ca, http://www.wpl.ca COST: Free Stories, songs, crafts, and sometimes special guests too. Drop in on Saturdays with the whole family and start your weekend off right

Author Afternoons: Trevor Waurechen

WHEN: 1 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Visitor and Heritage Informatio­n Centre, 10 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo CONTACT: Visitor and Heritage Informatio­n Centre, 519-885-2297, visitorinf­o@waterloo.ca, https://www.waterloo.ca/

en/things-to-do/all-city-events.aspx COST: Free Join local cartoonist and fine artist, Trevor Waurechen, for a reading and discussion of his literary graphic novel “There’s Always Another Friday.” Trevor’s comics available for purchase


Students’ Welcome Barbecue

WHEN: 2 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Victoria Park, pavilion, 80 Schneider Ave., Kitchener CONTACT: Sam Academe, 343-777-6259, https://www.healingstr­eam.org COST: Free

Music, food, drinks and informatio­n on resources in the community


Wellesley Blood Donation Event

WHEN: 5 p.m. — 9 p.m. WHERE: Wellesley Community Centre, 1000 Maple Leaf St., Wellesley CONTACT: Rachael Henderson, rachael.henderson@blood.ca COST: Free

Save a life by donating blood; make donating blood a part of your long weekend plans; book


appointmen­t at http://www.blood.ca or call 1-888-236-6283

Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays WHEN: 6 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Shops at Highland and Westmount, PartSource parking lot, 563 Highland Rd. W., Kitchener CONTACT: Shamar Brown, 226-581-4079 COST: Free Monday nights in Kitchener just got a little more exciting. Join us for a blast from the past with unique classic and special-edition cars. Bring family and friends to this free, all-ages event, Mondays to Sept. 16

Bike Night In Kitchener

WHEN: 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. WHERE: Concordia Club, 429 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener CONTACT: Mark Benkovic, mark.benkovic@excelmtg.ca COST: Donations to local charities appreciate­d

Social for motorcycle riders and enthusiast­s. Everybody is welcome, whether you ride or not. Supporting a different charity each night


WHEN: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E., Kitchener CONTACT: Rockway Community Center, 519-741-2507, rockwaycc@kitchener.ca, https://www.kitchener.ca/en/inyour-neighbourh­ood/rockway-centre.aspx COST: Free; Group Card required Play darts with us; all skill levels welcome in this coed group; Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Sept. to May; Group Card cost: $15.61 for 55-plus, valid Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 For more listings or to sign up for our weekly events newsletter, go to http://www.therecord.com/

 ?? MATHEW MCCARTHY WATERLOO REGION RECORD ?? British performer, Rob Roy Collins, performs during the Busker Carnival behind Waterloo City Hall on Saturday.
MATHEW MCCARTHY WATERLOO REGION RECORD British performer, Rob Roy Collins, performs during the Busker Carnival behind Waterloo City Hall on Saturday.

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