Kitchener-Waterloo

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend at home (May 22-24)

Take in a virtual paint along, go for a hike at a GRCA park or trail, do some yoga or enjoy a pop-up concert.

Get creative this weekend with painting or writing workshops

Get the paints and take part in a fairy tree paint along or learn how to paint the historic McDougall Cottage in Cambridge. (John Robertson/CBC)

It's going to be a lovely weekend to stay home, maybe go for a walk through the park or play some basketball or tennis (if courts in your municipality are open) and physically distance from others.

If you have empty beer or alcohol bottles, the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank is holding a drive-thru, no contact bottle and food drive on Saturday.

If you've been eager to get out for a walk, the GRCA will open some more trails and parks this weekend. Just remember there won't be any access to washrooms, playgrounds or beaches.

Paint the cottage

6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, May 22

Hosted by: McDougall Cottage and Candice Leyland

Waterloo artist Candice Leyland will lead an Instagram workshop to teach people how to sketch or paint the historic McDougall Cottage in Cambridge. If you can't take part when the event is live on Friday, the video will be posted to Facebook the next day.

Concert in a box

7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, May 24

Hosted by: Good Company Productions, Kitchener

This is a pop-up online concert experience but who is performing is a secret. You will need to register for a ticket in order to be sent the link to take part.

Imagine It: Creative writing workshop

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 23

Hosted: Kitchener Public Library, Molly O'Keefe and Hannah Mary McKinnon

If the pandemic has you itching to work on some writing this workshop could be for you. The focus is "outlining for people who would rather just write" with local author Amber Cowie. You do need to register ahead of time and space is limited to residents of Waterloo region.

Kid-friendly virtual painting

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 24

Hosted by: Rae Wright Academy, Guelph

Paint a fairy tree as part of this free paint-along event that can be done by any artist of any age.

Virtual community care yoga

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 22

Hosted by: Queen Street Yoga, Kitchener

Enjoy an evening of yoga, meditation and a virtual conversation circle for free from this Kitchener yoga studio. People who are new to yoga are encouraged to join in as the yoga part of the event will be beginner friendly. Registration is required.

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