Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (Nov. 9-11)
Take a walk on the art side, visit holiday homes and take in a Remembrance Day service
It is Remembrance Day and there are many ways to mark the occasion in and around Waterloo region.
Bundle up before you head out because it's going to be a cold weekend ahead with some flurries.
Frederick Art Walk
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 10
Frederick neighbourhood, Kitchener
Bundle up and head out for a walk in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kitchener, visit heritage homes and look at hand-crafted art from paintings to chocolate, photography to pottery. Download a passport and take a tour around the neighbourhood.
Zonta Film Festival
Various times, all weekend
Princess Twin, 46 King St. N., Waterloo
It might be a good weekend to curl up in a warm movie theatre and watch some incredible films during this festival, which showcases inspiring and thought-provoking films made by women. All the proceeds from the festival are given to local charities and non-profits.
The Big Flip is one of the films being shown at Zonta Film Festival:
HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes
4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9
12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10
Various locations in Waterloo region
Visit homes that have been professionally decorated for the holiday season as part of this annual fundraiser for HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. It's a self-guided tour of specially selected homes, but you do need tickets.
Frozen Trivia for Kids
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11
Descendants Beer and Beverage Co., 319 Victoria St. N., Kitchener
For adults, there's Friends trivia, there's Simpsons trivia, there's Sex and the City trivia. But now, there's a trivia event just for your kids who love Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. This event is specifically for children 12 and under (no cheating parents who have also watched the movie a zillion times). Kids can sip some craft sodas, juice and munch on snacks while parents can kick back with a beer. It's a good chance to take all that stress from the week and … yes … let it go.
Holiday craft markets
I am a sucker for anything made by an artist or crafter. I love craft shows and I'm not afraid to tell you! So over the next few weeks, number five on my weekly list will be some of the various holiday craft and artisan markets you may want to check out as one way to shop local.
ArtsPay annual members show and sale is at Catalyst137 in Kitchener Friday evening.
Guelph Holiday Handmade Market is Saturday at Springfield Golf and Country Club.
HT Winter Wonderland Tea and Bazaar is at Holy Trinity in Guelph on Saturday.
Local Indigenous Makers Market at the Guelph Community Health Centre on Saturday.
Winterbourne Wonderland Christmas Tea and Marketplace at Foundation Christian School in Winterbourne on Saturday.
Cambridge Highlands Lions Club Christmas Bazaar at St. James Anglican Church in Cambridge on Saturday.
Kitchener Waterloo Christmas Craft Festival is at Bingemans on Saturday and Sunday.
Guelph Potters' Market is at 1096 Victoria Rd., Guelph on Saturday and Sunday.
Fall and Winter Craft Sale at Stanley Park Mall in Kitchener on Saturday and Sunday.
Fergus Christmas and Craft Show is at the Fergus Community Sportplex on Sunday.
Night Market at Button Factory Arts in Waterloo Sunday evening.