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BRING ON THE SUNSHINE AFRICAN FESTIVAL – Free (Entrance donations are appreciated) – Monday, February 19 (Family Day) from noon – 5pm at Kitchener City Hall. Free parking in the city hall lot downstairs. Discover the riches of all our African cultures and enjoy African cuisine, music, arts and crafts, dancing, a vendors marketplace offering a diverse selection of artisan items, and workshops such as drumming and dance.

​ BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AND FUND-RAISER - Celebrate Black History Month and enjoy a Caribbean Hurricane Relief fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 9, 8pm at the Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St. Kitchener. Tickets $22 Call 519-578-1570 or visit

​​COAA ART SHOW AND SALE - The Central Ontario Art Association (COAA), presents ’Visions’ its 2018 members’ show and sale of recent work. Show runs until February 16 at the Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. South in Waterloo (just north of William). Gallery hours: Tues – Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10 – 3. For further information on the COAA art show and sale visit the website:

​​INSPIRATIIONS ART SHOW – the Gallery at Frames by Verne, 299 Manitou Dr. Kitchener, presents ‘Inspirations’ showcasing the work of Waterloo Region Artists on exhibit until March 18. Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri. 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sat. 9:30am – 3:30pm. Featuring the award-winning Blair watercolour artist Tiina Price. For more information call 519-489-6038 or email

​​KITCHENER COMIC CON - Kitchener Comic Con 2018 will be held Saturday, March 3 (11am to 8pm) and Sunday, March 4 (11am to 4pm) at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener. Comic Con is an award-winning event that celebrates the wonderfulness of all things that are comic book related. For more information visit or email

​​SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICALS - If you love musicals and have always wanted to sing along with the symphony, you’ll finally get the chance with Sing-Along Musicals on February 16 at 8pm and February 17 at 2:30 and 8pm at Centre In The Square. Kitchener Waterloo Symphony audience favourite, John Morris Russell, will lead the orchestra in a concert that features selections from popular musicals like South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The King and I, The Sound of Music and more, while the lyrics are projected on the big screen. The Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir along with soloists Bradley Christensen and Zola Magwood will help the audience sing along. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 519-745-4711 or 888-745-4717.

​​FOLK NIGHT AT THE REGISTRY - Season 12 presents songwriters Joe Jencks and Si Kahn at 8pm on Saturday, March 10 at the Registry Theatre,122 Frederick St. Kitchener. Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer and educator based in Chicago. Kahn is in his 52nd year as a musician and civil rights, union and community organizer.Tickets are available at

​​CALLING ALL HARMONICA PLAYERS – It is with sadness that we announce the recent passing of our well-known leader Irene Watt and our drummer Douglas Lacey. They will both be greatly missed by all members of the Happy Harmonica Players. We are extremely fortunate to have Michel Allard, an accomplished pianist, taking on the duties of energizing and refining our group. We welcome any interested harmonica players. Come out and see what the Happy Harmonica Players are all about. We practice Tuesdays from 9:15 to 10:30am at the Rockway Center (upstairs), 1405 King St. E, Kitchener. For more information contact 519-745-9834.

​SUNNYSIDE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS LIKE YOU! We are a Region-operated campus at 247 Franklin St. N. in Kitchener with long-term care, supportive and affordable housing, and other services for older adults. Make a difference in your community by giving one to two hours to help in our afternoon Tuck Shop, assist over mealtime in long term care or supportive housing, porter residents to the hair salon or to the Sunday afternoon chapel service. Your time would enable residents and tenants to have a quality dining experience or be more involved in activities. To apply, visit<><> or call Janice Klassen at 519-893-8494, ext 6372.

​​CONFEDERATION CLUB EVENT – The Confederation Club proudly welcomes its February 2018 Guest Speaker: Lindsay Shepherd, the WLU Teaching Assistant who was thrust into national attention following a lesson on the use of gender pronouns for her grammar class. She showed a video clip from The Agenda with Steven Paikin which included Jordan Peterson, a controversial professor, and his opinion that the refusal to use proper pronouns when addressing people in the workplace or in schools should not be counted as discriminatory. After the showing, she was called into a meeting with her supervisor and two other Laurier staff members, who reprimanded her, bizarrely equated her neutrality on Peterson’s words with someone showing a clip of Hitler’s speech and claiming neutrality on his words, and declared her to be transphobic. Lindsay recorded and released an audio recording from the meeting, which went viral on social media. Lindsay’s supervisor and the university President have publicly apologized, and a later university investigation found that no meeting should ever have taken place. Luncheon speaking date: February 15. Registration: 11:30a.m. to 12noon, Luncheon: 12noon to 1:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 105 King Street East, at Benton Street, Kitchener. To reserve a seat, call: Jamie Hill at 519-747-3014 or Email: You can also buy tickets online from Eventbrite. Reserve your tickets by noon Monday February 12, 2018. Please note: to attend this event, advanced reservations online or by the usual RSVP are required. Only guests whose name is on the advanced reservation list and members who have paid for the luncheon will be allowed to sit in the meeting room and participate in the meeting. Members $30/Non-Members $45

​​SCHWABEN CLUB COMING EVENTS Fish Fry – EVERY FRIDAY at the Schwaben Club Keller, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fish Fry. Serving Fish & Chips and Schnitzel. Table Tennis – EVERY TUESDAY at the Schwaben Club at 7pm. Should you be interested in a few trial games and see if you would like to play it and have fun at the same time; then we would appreciate if you would contact Walter at 519-742-3372 or Ken at 519-894-6695. Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Valentines Event - The Schwaben Club proudly presents New Kid In Town, an evening of the Eagles. Canada’s #1 Eagles Tribute. Doors open at 6 pm, Dinner is served at 7 pm; Show starts at 8:30 pm. Dinner and Show tickets $49.75 ea. + HST, Show only $28.25 ea. + HST.For tickets and more information on any of the above events, please call the Schwaben Club at 1668 King St. E. in Kitchener – 519-742-7979.

​​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.

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