1. Easter at the markets
Saturday, April 19, various locations
Whether it’s Kitchener Market, the Cambridge Farmers Market, or St. Jacobs there’s plenty do on Easter weekend at a market close to you.
Take a photo with the Easter bunny, make an Easter treat or hunt for eggs: http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=522b5215-9668-4192-8d14-3c998a461b74
There will be crafts, an egg hunt at 10:00 a.m., and gift certificates hidden in the market: http://www.cambridge.ca/relatedDocs/EasterPoster.pdf
Outdoor vendors have returned to St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, and so despite the chillier temperatures, head over and pick up some things for Easter dinner. http://www.stjacobs.com/
2. Good Friday/Easter Sunday winery tours
All weekend, various locations
The provincial government has changed long-held rules that prevented wineries from opening on certain days of the year - so now wineries can open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. So, take a break from all that yardwork (the ground is probably still wet, anyway) and check out some Ontario wineries. Try winecountryontario.ca, and Tourism Niagara for a start.
3. Ladyhawk, Marine Dreams and Dutch Toko
Friday, April 18, 9:30 p.m.
Ebar, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph
If you missed Kazoo Fest in Guelph last weekend, you can still get a taste of the festival with this show. Vancouver's Ladyhawk joins Toronto's Machine Dreams and Guelph's Dutch Toko for Kazoo #185 at Ebar in Guelph. This is an all ages show too.
4. Record Store Day
Saturday April 19, various locations
Check out some new tunes and keep your local record store in business on Record Store Day. This annual international event has been running since 2007, and it's your chance to pick up some limited edition music. Head to Millpond Records & Books in Hespeler Village, Orange Monkey Music in Waterloo or Encore Records in Kitchener, or any of the Beat Goes On locations in the region and Guelph to pick up some vinyl (or tapes or CDs). Check out the list of special releases at http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home.
5. Top Chef Canada at the Rum Runner Pub
Monday, April 21 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Rum Runner, 20 Queen St. South, Kitchener
The Walper's executive chef, Terry Salmond, is competing in Top Chef Canada, and he's still in contention for the title. You can head over to the Rum Runner to watch him compete and best of all, eat his featured dish that he'll be recreating from that episode. Yum!