Waterloo City Council New Year's Levee
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10
RIM Park, Manulife Financial Sportsplex, 2001 University Avenue
Ring in the New Year again with Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworksy and the Waterloo city council. There will be free skating and face painting, music, and live entertainment by Erick Traplin. You'll be able to see what people submitted to the 2016 Wishes campaign, and read what people wish for Waterloo this year. Plus, free cookies!
9th Annual Trivia Challenge and Dinner
5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m., dinner, Saturday, January 9
Rotary Complex Community Hall, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford
Are you a trivia buff? Want the chance to win $800? Then register quickly for the Stratford and District Agricultural Society's 9th Annual Trivia Challenge. Register a team of eight to compete (it's $45 a person) and you'll get dinner included. I called the Ag Society about this specifically for you CBC K-W listeners and readers, and there are a few tables left, but you have to register NOW before the spots are taken. The winning team gets $800, as I mentioned and the second place team gets $400. Call 519-271-5130 to register.
Adios Ernesto: The Last Words of Ernest Hemingway
1:30 p.m, Sunday, January, 10
TheMuseum, 10 King Street West
This event is part of TheMuseum's Havana Dialogues and features Brian Gordon Sinclair, a playwright and performer, recreating Hemingway's final years. Hemingway famously lived and wrote in Havana and on a plantation in Cuba, and met Fidel Castro in 1960.
Family Sundays at KWAG
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener
Start the year off with art at KWAG. Family Sundays are back and include the chance to enjoy ongoing exhibitions, make art of your own or even listen to stories told by Kitchener Public Library employees.
Olivia and The Creepy Crawlies
9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9
Van Gogh's Ear, 10 Wyndham Street North, Guelph
Fresh off a gig at the Junction City Music Hall in Toronto, Olivia and The Creepy Crawlies play Van Gogh's Ear in Guelph on Saturday. Beautiful tunes.