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Christmas Market - St. George’s of Forest Hill Anglican Church (519-744-4751) 321 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener (close to Forest Heights Collegiate). Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baking, Crafts, Books, Christmas Treasures, Café + moreLots of parking! Please join us!

​​A CEREMONY OF CAROLS - Sunday December 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm St. Matthews Lutheran Church (54 Benton Street) in downtown Kitchener celebrates the beginning of the Christian season of Advent with a choral presentation of British composer Benjamin Britten’s A CEREMONY OF CAROLS featuring former K-W Symphony principal harpist LORI GEMMELL. St. Matthews is one of a number of local churches supporting the restoration of the KW Symphony by hiring musicians who were left jobless when the former orchestra board abruptly shut the orchestra down in September. The performers are the Sanctuary Choir, led by St. Matthews music director, Scott Knarr and featured artist Lori Gemmell Start time 7:00 pm. Admission freewill donation / pay what you can.

​​Mackenzie King Public School Craft and Vendor Show - Our Vendor and Craft Show is fast approaching! This show will be held on November 18th, 2023, from 10-4pm at Mackenzie King Public School (51 Nachez Road, Kitchener). We are eager to support local buying and networking, and are passionate about featuring our MKPS community vendors. Free admission and door prizes available! Please check us out on Facebook, Mackenzie King Craft and Vendor Show, for a sneak peek at our featured vendors! If you have any questions, please email us at

​​ The Probus Women’s Club of Kitchener welcomes NEW MEMBERS - Are you a gal who is retired? Semi-retired? Thinking of retiring? Are you looking to be a part of a group of friendly, bright, inspiring, like-minded women? Our club meets September to June on the 2nd Thursday of the month in The Royal Room at Golf’s Steak House. The fun happens from 9:30AM until 11:30; our meeting site is fully accessible with ample free parking. Each meeting features a dynamic guest speaker, information on various interest groups, coffee, camaraderie and more. The opportunity for you to meet and interact with ladies from the community awaits! Curious? Contact the club or join us in The Royal Room at Golf’s, 598 Lancaster St Kitchener ON, on the second Thursday of any month from September to June! Hope to see you soon!

Waterloo County Teachers’ Choir presents A gift of Music - Sunday, November 26, 2023 - 3 p.m.and Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. Shantz Mennonite Church 2473 Erb Rd., Baden. Directed by Jane Schultz-Janzen. Accompanied by Katherine Rochester. Guest performers: Brennan Connolly (percussion) Merry Schmidt (violin) Sam Schroeder (bass). Tickets: $20 (children 12 & under, free). To register for tickets go to Donations to Waterloo Region Food Bank gratefully accepted. View our program on line at:

Are you a woman interested in Camaraderie, Advocacy and Service to the Community? Come Join Us!! The Power of Women Working Together. We welcome all women who share our values, no need to have a university education. We are a vibrant welcoming group of over 200 women of all disciplines and ages, promoting gender equality and education for girls and women. We have monthly meetings and speakers. We have 45 plus interest groups/activity groups: Examples are Antiques, Books, Bridge, Coffee Meets, Euchre, Languages, Cooking, Games, Wine Tasting, Health, Hiking, Theatre and so forth. We hold an annual Book Sale that funds 47 Scholarships and Awards. If this sounds like a club that would interest you, feel free to view our website. We would like to welcome Monthly Meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, starting September 19, 2023. Location... The Cedars, 543 Beechwood Drive in Waterloo at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

SINGERS NEEDED For the Rockway Entertainers - Do you like to sing but don’t feel that you have the ability? That’s what everyone thinks! But we encourage you to give us a try.Can’t read music? …. that’s OK! Ella Fitzgerald said: “The only thing better than singing is more singing.” The Rockway Entertainers is a group of mainly seniors who sing a variety of music, in 4-part harmony. We normally perform one or two concerts per month, in the afternoons, at a seniors’ home or retirement home, as well as concerts in the spring and at Christmas. We sing primarily for pleasure and fun. We don’t stress about perfection, because providing toe-tapping and enjoyable entertainment is much more important. Practices are at the Rockway Community Centre, 1405 King St. E., Kitchener Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30. We meet from September to May (Yes, you’ll get the summers off!). Please feel welcome to attend a practice or two just to check us out. When you arrive, ask for Marilyn, Karl, or Jim. We are aiming to find an additional 25 members. For more information, please call the Rockway Community Centre office, 519-741-2507.
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