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THEMUSEUM BEER & SERIES – the 5th annual Beer & Series includes: Beer & Flower Crowns – Wednesday, October 25; Beer & Knitting – Wednesday, November 15; Beer & Brush Lettering – Wednesday, November 29; Beer & Essential Oils – Wednesday, December 13. The Beer & Series events are 19+ and each pair an Ontario Craft Brewery partner with a unique activity. More themes will be released for January 2018. All evenings will begin at 6:30 pm and include admission to THEMUSEUM and its various exhibitions, plus one pint of beer, and a lesson or craft. Additional beer will also be available for purchase. Tickets range in price and can be found online at

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Sat. Nov. 4 – St Luke’s Lutheran Church located at 317 Franklin St N, Kitchener is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday November 4, from 8am to 1pm.The bazaar features gently used Christmas items, knitting, baking, candy, preserves, jams, meat pies and lunch (sandwiches, desserts & beverages). Numerous guest presenters also! Admission is free. Please come and bring a guest. Contact: Gay Anderson 519 893-6827

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BA-ZAAR – 7th Community Christmas Bazaar With Nativity Tree Display (Soup and Bun Lunch) Saturday, November 25, 2017, 8am-1pm at Hope Lutheran Church 30 Shaftsbury Drive, Kitchener (corner of Ottawa and Heritage Drive) 519-893-5290

BEECHWOOD MANOR’S FESTIVE CRAFT MARKET - Saturday November 18, 9am-2pm at 305 Erb Street W, Waterloo Knitting, handmade crafts, gifts, stocking stuffers, decorations, plus a fresh bake sale, Coffee Shop and a variety of vendors. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome, bring some friends!

TOASTYTOES SOCK DRIVE - the need for socks will start soon for our neighbours who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The ToastyToes campaign begins on World Homeless Day – October 10 and will run until Nov. 10. Socks are the most requested and least donated item at shelters, and wet, torn or worn out socks can lead to a multitude of foot-related health issues. Please consider hosting a sock collection at your workplace or hosting one with your family over Thanksgiving weekend, where a package of new socks could be the price of admission to your Thanksgiving dinner. A collection could also be done with your child’s hockey team or dance studio to raise awareness of youth who find support at oneROOF Youth Services in our Region. For the second year, the YMCAs of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge will be accepting your sock donations. If you have a larger donation or have cash to donate, contact on twitter @ToastyToes_WR

EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM ON HUNTINGTON DISEASE - The local Grand River Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is hosting an educational symposium for the local community. Specifically focused on research, this symposium will include updates on the latest findings and provide participants with direct access to medical professionals with expertise in Huntington disease (HD). It will be held at the University of Guelph’s JD MacLachlan Building, Room 107, on October 14 from 12:30 to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to participate. To register visit The symposium will be live-streamed across the country, allowing those participating at the University of Guelph to ask questions of the national presenters in real time.

MUSLIM WOMEN’S ART EXHIBITION - “Celebrating Identity”, as part of Canada / Ontario 150 celebrations. Funded by the Government of Ontario, “Celebrating Identity” will be a month long art exhibition running until October 31 at THEMUSEUM, 10 King Street West, Kitchener. The official launch of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 7 from 1 – 3pm at THEMUSEUM. “Celebrating Identity” is FREE to view on the day of the launch only. On other exhibition days, there will be a regular entrance fee. This is Coalition of Muslim Women of KW’s second annual art exhibition showcasing the art work of immigrant Muslim women artists, with a particular focus on engaging young women. Coalition of Muslim Women of KW. Tel: 519-742-3302, email:

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. A Sunnyside volunteer was quoted as saying that volunteering “gives my life more meaning and purpose”.
Make a difference in your community by: Walking older adults to their health appointments (Tues or Thurs afternoons), Operating cash at the tuck shop; proceeds from sales are used to support seniors (weekday afternoons), Hairdressing assistant (Tuesday afternoon), Chapel assistant (Sunday afternoon), Program assistant (Friday morning). To apply, visit

PSYCHIC SOIREE - October 21, 2017, from 7 – 10pm. Feel the presence of spiritual beings and unlock mysteries from the past, present and future at Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Psychic Soirée. Book a 15 or 30-minute session with one or more of our psychics featuring tarot cards, mediums, astrologer, angel cards and more. $20 per 15- minute session, $35 per 30-minute session. In addition to our psychic sessions we will also tell fun and entertaining stories of Homer Watson’s spiritual past, and enjoy tasty beverages and sweet Halloween treats. Join us for another fun evening at our spiritually charged site to fund raise for our children’s programs! Come, enjoy and celebrate the Halloween season while delving into the unknown! Call the Gallery at 519-748-4377 to reserve your session.

LUNCHTIME LOUNGE INTER-ACTIVE SPEAKER SERIES - October 12 from 12- 1pm, $10 per person/complimentary admission for members. Homer Watson House & Gallery is proud to invite you to the October installment of our Lunchtime Lounge Interactive Speaker Series. Psychic Medium, Linda from Ur-Nrg, will be our guide. She is naturally gifted and professionally trained in numerous metaphysical and spiritual classes by prominent mentors, with over 25 years in dedication to the spiritual arts. This event will lead you in a hands-on exploration of common gemstones and crystals. Learn tips and techniques to increase balance in life, decrease emotional overload, stop negative energy and so much more. Come out hold the crystals and gemstones and experience the energy for yourself. We will discuss topics such as buying crystals and gemstones, clearing energies and placing intents as well as quick tips to make your day easier and nights calmer. In addition to our educational and interesting lecture, we will also serve light refreshments and provide tours of Homer Watson’s former home. For Information contact 519-748-6808 or

MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE – The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region presents the Moonlight Masquerade Dinner and Ball on Sat. Nov. 4. Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm at the Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener. Entertainment and silent auction. Who will you become? Tickets (on sale until Oct. 28) are $100 before Oct. 14 and $115 after Oct. 14 and are available by visiting

AN EVENING WITH HAWKSLEY WORKMAN – the Kitchener Public Library and the Centre In The Square will host a special free event - An Evening with Hawksley Workman on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the library, 85 Queen Street, Kitchener. This free event will feature Hawksley performing, reading from his children’s book Almost a Full Moon and being interviewed about his career by Craig Norris, radio host at CBC-KW.
Few Canadian artists have built a career with as much breadth, depth and diversity. Hawksley has acted as producer for Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder and Great Big Sea. He has opened for Morrissey, David Bowie and The Cure. He has released 16 solo albums, written a children’s book and produced a cabaret theatre show that has run in cities around the world. Join us for what will be a truly magical evening as Hawksley tells his stories through song and speech. His appearance is in support of the launch of Kitchener Public Library’s new musician mentoring website,

‘REAL CANADIAN STORY’ COMPETITION - Elmira Stove Works, an independently owned and operated Canadian appliance manufacturer based in Elmira, is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by partnering with craft brewers across the country to host a “real Canadian Story competition” where consumers submit a story and enter into a chance to receive a new red refrigerator. The person who submits the most compelling story will be awarded a special edition 18 cubic foot “CANADA 150” Northstar fridge, complete with draft system and “Proudly Made in Canada” slogan. Stories will be judged based on: Nostalgic value, Relevance to refrigerators, Relevance to beer (especially Canadian beer), Entertainment and / or human interest value and Relevance to Canada. Stories must not exceed 500 words or depict or represent illegal or unethical activities. One entry per person. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at 1:59 p.m. ET. Entries should be submitted to, or mailed to Elmira Stove Works at 285 Union Street, Elmira, ON N3B 3P1 The person receiving the award will be selected and notified during the week of October 16, 2017.

KWAG BLACK & GOLD FUNDRAISER – Thurs. Oct. 19/2017. The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is the leading public art gallery in the region and Black & Gold annually raises more than $55,000 to support exhibitions and education programs at the Gallery. This year, we continue favourite parts of the event like the reception, the 50/50 draw and the live auction (auctioneer Martin Julien will return!) but we are also switching things up - this won’t be your average fundraising dinner! In keeping with the Gallery’s innovative spirit and the region’s tech affinity, our silent auction will be completely mobile thanks to Givergy, award-winning fundraising technology. No more paper forms, no more forgetting where the item you loved is - you can network and get creative with the art activity and not miss out on the items you are bidding on! Tickets to this highly anticipated event are extremely limited and do sell-out! Special discounts for tables so get a group together and get ready for a fun night out in support of art in YOUR community!

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