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The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) - Runs May 9-13, 2023 and will feature nine feature films and 40 shorts collected in seven shorts programs across Waterloo Region. To help make the festival accessible to everyone, GRFF is offering free afternoon events on Saturday in Kitchener and Cambridge, providing an opportunity for all film enthusiasts to experience the festival. Saturday May 13 – Afternoon FREE SCREENINGS Indigenous Shorts: KPL Main Theatre, 1pm Canadian Shorts (Kitchener Edition): KPL Main Theatre, 2pm International Shorts (Kitchener Edition): KPL Main Theatre, 3pm Women Captains: Cambridge Community Players Theatre, 1pm Local Shorts: Cambridge Community Players Theatre, 2pm Canadian Shorts (Cambridge Edition): Cambridge Community Players Theatre, 3pm International Shorts (Cambridge Edition): Cambridge Community Players Theatre, 4pm In addition to the free screening, GRFF is offering four combo ticket packages for $20 each: with programming in Waterloo on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday; and in Cambridge on Friday and Saturday nights. The Opening Night combo ticket includes a ticket to each of the two Tuesday night shows at the Princess Twin, while the Friday Night Uptown combo ticket includes a ticket to each of the two Friday night shows at the Princess Twin. For those who want to attend both Saturday night shows at the Princess Twin, the Saturday Night Uptown combo ticket is available. GRFF is also offering the Cambridge Combo, which includes a ticket to each of the two features showing in Cambridge, one on Friday and one on Saturday.
​The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem & Mineral Show - Come to the Kitchener Auditorium (400 East Avenue) on Saturday, May 13. You will find rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, gemstone jewelry and beads. Local dealers and hands on activities for children. Gemstone identification courtesy of the Canadian Gemological Association. Free Admission. Explore Your Future Career Expo in Kitchener Time: Wed, May 17, 2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: The Aud 400 East St Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6 Summary: Explore Your Future is an opportunity for local employers, businesses, and educational institutions to inform youth and their parents/guardians about the many career paths in Waterloo Region.
​JOURNALISM FILM FESTIVAL - If you appreciate journalism and like living in a democracy, The Journalism Film Festival is an opportunity for you to get together with like-minded people and celebrate the contribution that quality journalism makes in our lives....or it’s just a chance to get out of the house and watch a movie on a big screen. We’ve partnered with local news outlets and others to assemble a terrific program. Four films focusing on journalism: Each one screens at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of March, April, May and June at the Apollo Cinema in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. June 6 — Network — Filmed before the boom in cable news and rise of the internet, this movie is also a poignant critique of our “enragement-is-engagement” age. Introduced by Mike Farwell, CityNews. Grand Harmony Women’s Chorus of Waterloo Region - is celebrating its 28th Charter Anniversary this year. Winner of the 2022 SAI regional competition, it will take to the Sweet Adeline’s International stage in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2023. Always open to new members, the chorus welcomes you. If you’ve always wanted to try singing 4-part harmony, join the 40-member chorus on Tuesday’s at Christ Lutheran Church, 445 Anndale Road, Waterloo from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You’ll be inspired by the chorus’s spirit and its beautiful harmony.
​TRUNK SALE - Saturday, June 10, 2023 8:00 am – 12:00 noon (rain or shine) St Luke’s Lutheran Church Parking Lot 317 Franklin St N, Kitchener Proceeds to food4kids Vendor Information: $20.00 per spot Register with Donna Berscht
​VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS - Volunteers who delivered meals to local seniors throughout the pandemic are starting to return to work, leaving a gap for local agency Community Support Connections (Meals on Wheels) to fill. When the pandemic first hit, the charity lost the majority of its meal delivery volunteers who were being instructed to stay safe at home as older adults themselves. Routes in Kitchener and Cambridge are in great need of delivery volunteers. If you can help or for more information please contact Meals on Wheels at (519) 772-8787. ROCKWAY ENTERTAINERS WANT YOU TO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE - They are a 4 part Harmony Chorus (SABT) of lively older adults who rehearse on Thursday afternoons 1pm from September through May at the Rockway Centre, Kitchener. They entertain monthly at Retirement Homes and Community Centers in the KW area and four concerts at Rockway Centre: two in Fall and two in Spring. They would love for you to join them---no previous experience necessary - just a love of singing and meeting new friends. For more information please contact Marilyn Morgan 519-503-0253 or Rockway Centre 519-741-2507
​ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB – A first-of-its-kind social entrepreneurship hub is located at 2 King St. W. The space has been transformed into an interim incubation space for entrepreneurs and start-ups focused on social and environmental innovation and solving local and global issues. The new space welcomes a variety of social and environmental entrepreneurs including under-represented groups. The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre will be the first partner, overseeing the space on behalf of the city. Additional entrepreneurial program partners will be brought on in the coming months.
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