Cruising on King If there's a special place in your heart for antique — or maybe just 'retro' — cars, you'll want to stay within a few blocks of downtown Kitchener on Friday afternoon, from 3-10 p.m. There's a show and shine in Victoria Park from 3-7 p.m, the cruise itself happens down King Street from 7-8 p.m. and a car show following that on King Street from 8-10 p.m. and much more. So keep your eyes peeled.  Word has it this is the largest parade of its kind in Ontario! For more details see: http://kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/CruisingOnKing.asp

Urban Sketchers: all-day Sketch-a-thon and Sketchcrawl Dig drawing? Crave creating with your crayons? Join The KW Urban Sketchers and thousands of others from all around the world on Saturday as part of their all-day sketch-a-thon. The Urban Sketcher manifesto says members draw on location to capture the story of their surroundings, the places they live and travel, with the end goal of showing the world one drawing at a time. Saturday's event starts at Nova Era (376 King St. E) at 9 a.m. (for those who want to join for breakfast) then participants will make their way to draw the Farmer's Market, the shops and cafes along King Street, the Kitchener Library, police station, Centre in the Square, and Kitchener City Hall, with a break for lunch at Cafe Pyrus at noon. See https://www.facebook.com/events/520984981281202/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/KWUrbanSketchers/ for more details.

KWLT's July One Acts Four plays for the price of one! Three of the four productions at this year's incarnation of Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre's annual July One Acts are written by local playwrights — and feature new and familiar faces in community theatre, including a member of The Morning Edition team! The plays are: The Last Duel in Newfoundland, written and directed by Stacy Duke and Christopher Kreider; You’re A Wonderful Wife, written by Tammany Hanna and directed by Susan St. John; To Die For: written by Lindsay Grisebach, and directed by Lindsay Grisebach and Colleen Matthews; and Family 2.0: written by Walter Wykes, directed by Adam Bromley. Performances run July 11-13, and 18-20 evenings at 8 p.m., tickets are $15, $10 for members. Full description of the plays and to buy tickets can be found here http://kwlt.org/July_One_Acts.199.0.html

The 2013 Dirty Dash Get Dirty with the 2013 Fun Mud Run. Watch participants go through what must be the sloppiest obstacle course in Waterloo Region. They leap over old tires, hop over hay bales and finish by crawling through a 30m mud pit. All this mushing through the muck is for a good cause... a fundraiser for Special Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo.  They're hoping to meet their $10,000 goal. Participants are doing a 4 or 8km loop that starts at 9 a.m. Sunday in Waterloo's Bechtel Park. See https://raceroster.com/events/2013/249/The-2013-Dirty-Dash/ for more info.

Go Fish! Have a craving for carp? Satisfy your taste for trout! It's Family Fishing Week in Ontario, and that means up until July 14 you can fish lisence-free in any of the province's beautiful lakes and rivers. There's even an online interactive map of Ontario's Fish Guide with tips and advice for what kinds of fish you can catch at hundreds of the province's best fishing spots. It even tells you how to prepare the fruits (or fish?) of your labour when you get home. What else could you need? Get out there! More info here.