1. Nowhere, Ontario

Friday May 10 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday May 11 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener

In this play, Edna Harvey moves to Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener, of course) in 1916 to live with her brother near Victoria Park while her son serves overseas in the war. She befriends her German-Canadian neighbours amid an atmosphere of growing anti-German sentiment in the region. Edna feels obligated to help recruit her neighbour’s older son for the war, despite the antagonism directed at the family. http://backyardtheatre.ca/

2. Heidelberg Town Wide Garage Sale

Saturday May 11 ­‑ 8:00 a.m.

Yes, you read that right: It’s a town-wide garage sale. According to Woolwich township’s website over 60 houses in Heidelberg are participating. That’s at least 60 chances to score the find of the year. Yes, I do happen to have a weakness for garage sales. The sales start at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. For more information contact Bev Baechler at 519-699-4571 or bbaechler@woolwich.ca.

3. Spring on the Trail

Saturday May 11

This annual event on the Kissing Bridge Trailway is a fundraiser to help maintain the 45 kilometres of trail that already exists between Guelph and Millbank and help it one day grow to 127 kilometres all the way to Goderich.  You can run it, hike it, walk it or join the second annual SOTT 90k Cycle Challenge.  And there are prizes too. Organizers said they handed out over 50 prizes at 7 checkpoints along the way at last year's event.


4. KOI Con

Conference: 1:00-6:00 p.m., Kitchener City Hall

Band showcases" 8:00 p.m. – onwards, various venues

KOI Con is a day-long indie music conference and awards ceremony in Kitchener. During the day you can attend roundtables on everything from performance to the technical evolution of the music industry. Later, 40 bands are playing at seven different venues in Kitchener for the evening showcases, so you have a chance to hear everything from reggae to classical to blues.


5. Mother’s Day

Your mother raised you and she deserves some thanks. Taking her out for brunch is nice and so are handwritten cards.  But here’s my recommendation: ask your mom what chores she’d like help with and then do them for her. Doesn’t matter if it’s small, like putting away your shoes, or big, like repainting the hallway, or taking her to do her errands, she’ll appreciate it. Sometimes the most fun you can have is doing something for someone else.