1. Clean up your park
Earth Day isn’t until officially happening until April 22, but many of us might have to be at work then. So you can get a jump start this Saturday by helping to clean up your local park. Not only do you get to do something good for a local park, Tim Hortons is giving away free prizes, snacks T-Shirts and you can enter into a draw to win a new bike.
Here are the locations for the Saturday cleanup:
Kitchener: McLennan Park 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Ottawa and Strasburg entrance
Waterloo: Waterloo Park– 10:00am –noon at the Albert and Young Street entrance
Cambridge: 9:00- Noon at the following locations:
- Hespeler - Tim Hortons on Holiday Inn Drive
- Galt - Galt Arena Gardens parking lot/Soper Park and the Farmer's Market
- Preston - Riverside Park, King St. entrance
Woolwich Township: 8:30a.m. - noon, contact Ann Roberts with Woolwich Township for more information on locations near you at 519-669-6027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Earth Day activity at a market:
Kitchener Markets and Cambridge Farmer’s Market are both doing fun things for Earth Day.
The Kitchener Market Colour Paradise Greenhouse is giving planting demos and sharing tips on gardening.
At the Cambridge Market, kids can make their very own Chia pets from recycled stuff. You can also enter to win enviro prizes.
3. Buy some pottery
Fri. 1:00 - 9:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun.12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Waterloo Potters are holding their Workshop Sale this weekend, and also –it should be noted celebrating their 45th anniversary this year. Starting Friday, you can head to the Waterloo Memorial Rec Centre to purchase works in clay by this group. I spied everything from herb pots to birds to mugs to plate on their website, and there will also be some "mix media" pieces with wood-pottery fusion. More details: http://www.waterloopotters.ca/
4. See Stephen Fearing and The Ondine Trio
Stephen Fearing is touring in support of his new record "Between Hurricanes." Catch him at Kitchener’s The Rookery on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Kids under 12 are free, and kids under 16 are only $5. And take note of this line in the event description: "Bring an appetite - we'll be putting out the usual copious and quintessentially-'Rookery'
You’ve been warned.
Details are available on The Rookery’s Facebook page.
5. Take a workshop at a museum
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Pruning Trees and Shrubs Workshop
At the Waterloo Region Museum. Bob Wildfong is Doon Heritage Village's Heritage Gardener and he will show you how to prune stuff in your garden and backyard without killing it. Or maybe that’s just my family. But these are important skills to have and timely given the warmer weather on the horizon.
JamSchool’s Ukelele Jam
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
You can’t hold a ukulele flash mob until you know how to play one, so learn the basics at The Museum this Saturday. You’ll learn how to tune your little stringed friend, how to play chords and strum.http://themuseum.ca/events/jamschool-programs-ukulele-jam