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Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend at home (April 24 to 26)

Don't forget, while you can go for a physically-distanced walk, people are asked not to drive to trails or parks, and parks are open for walk-through access only. No playing at the playground or sitting on benches.

Enjoy music, improv and trivia all from your couch

Think you know all there is to know about Schitt's Creek? Try your hand at online trivia Friday night. The cast is also set to be part of the Stronger Together concert Sunday night to benefit Food Banks Canada. (Schitt's Creek, Episode 101)

Welcome to another weekend (yes, it's the weekend for those not keeping track of the days anymore).

It's going to feel a bit more like spring with warmer temperatures and some rain. A sunny Saturday might be a good day to take a physically distanced walk around the neighbourhood. 

Don't forget, while you can go for a walk, people are asked not to drive to trails or parks. And parks are for walk-through access only, so no playing at the playground or sitting on benches.

The Stronger Together concert is also set to go Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m., featuring different artists, athletes, actors and Canadians.

You can watch it on all CBC platforms. The concert is in support to Food Banks Canada.

Until that concert, here are some other events you may want to try.

Online Schitt's Creek Trivia

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 24

Hosts: Trivial.Soup, Idea Exchange in Cambridge and The Round Table Board Game Pub in Waterloo

"Gossip is the devil's telephone. Best to just hang up."

If you knew Moira Rose spoke that line in Schitt's Creek, this event might just be for you.

From great David one-liners to which prince Alexis once casually dated, see how your knowledge of the show stacks up against other fans. 

Registration required.

(Fun fact: The cast of Schitt's Creek will be part of the Stronger Together concert Sunday night.)

The Making Box feat. Colin Mochrie

8 p.m., Friday, April 24

Host: The Making Box, Guelph

Enjoy some great improv with one of the masters: Colin Mochrie (who you may remember from the popular improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

The show is free, but you are asked to register.

Virtual Art Market

8:30 a.m. to late, Friday, April 24

Host: CreateWaterloo

If you're used to touring the art market in Waterloo Town Square on a sunny Friday, you're in luck. The art market has moved online.

A "map" of vendors will be posted Friday morning and then you can browse the various artists. The links will take you to the different vendors' online stores.

Want to do some more online shopping? The W Night Market in Cambridge is going virtual, too, on Friday night.

Birds and butterflies in a virtual tour

Anytime

Host: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory launched a new 360-degree tour of their space.

The immersive online experience includes the sounds you'd hear while walking through the conservatory including waterfalls and the sounds of birds and butterflies flitting about. 

The tour is a bit over six minutes.

Adrienne Brewster, executive director and curator of the conservatory, says the conservatory is a peaceful place, and this virtual tour gives people the chance to reconnect with it and hopefully relax.

Craig Cardiff Live from Everywhere

7 p.m. start every evening

Kitchener's Craig Cardiff hits his Facebook page each night for some songs and stories.

Sometimes, special guests join him as he sings and help with the hand motions for songs like To Be Safe and Loved and Home.

Bonus: Scattergories

7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, April 24

Host: Waterloo Public Library

Bored? Head online for a fun night of board games!

This party game has two different "sittings" for players, so sign up and get ready for fun.

Looking ahead: Stratford Festival viewing party

This is not a weekend event, but something to consider for the upcoming week.

The Stratford Festival is doing Thursday evening viewing parties of some of their past plays. This upcoming Thursday is Coriolanus.

Hit the festival's YouTube channel at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-show interview. Then at 7 p.m., the show begins. 

If you miss the show, don't worry. The video will remain live and free on Stratford's YouTube for three weeks. The festival started this new series on Thursday (April 23) with King Lear starring Colm Feore, so you still have time to watch it and catch up.

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