Waterloo Region events in January

January 2018 Events in the Waterloo RegionWelcome to 2018. We wish you a happy, safe and successful New Year. A new year that starts with plenty to keep you intrigued this month.

The year begins with dancing feet on Jan 1st at the KW Boathouse with Happy New Year’s Day at 3pm. It’s also not too late to catch a little Christmas spirit with Bingemans Gift of Lights running through Jan 6. Brentwood Livery would be pleased to make your light tour extra special. Castle Kilbride remains decorated until Jan. 7 and features a miniature Dickens Village.

Speaking of the holiday season it’s may be time to kick your Christmas tree to the curb. The Region of Waterloo tree cycling program runs Jan. 2-6 and 8-12. Put your tree out by 7am on your regular collection day for pick up. Remember to remove all decorations and, if you went extra tall this year, cut it in half.

The kids are off school the first week of January and if you’re looking to help them work off the post-Santa hangover there oodles of activities available. Shades Mill Conservation Area, the Butterfly Conservatory and Cambridge Kips Gymnastics Club are amongst those offering day camps this week. The public libraries keep them busy with After New Years Party activities in Kitchener and Science and Technology week at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge. Cambridge City Hall hosts a fun filled family afternoon with the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee on Jan. 6. Keep your eye out for free skating times at your local rink.

Crafty adults can string together Beer and Beads on Jan. 3. Brentwood partner Abe Erb brewery is the site for a three hour polymer bead workshop that includes a half pint of frothy goodness. Abe Erb also hosts the HA HA comedy show on Jan. 22.

As week one draws to a close you can get in the spirit at the Winter Psychic Fair and Expo from Jan. 5-7. Bingemans hosts K-W’s biggest psychic event. Promoted as, for the serious and the curious.

If it’s a little jazz you’re after The Grand River Jazz Society presents their annual New Year’s Levee Jan. 5 at the Jazz Room in Waterloo. The society presents swinging sounds on weekends all month long. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 530 in Waterloo also gets into the swing with Dixieland Jazz on Saturday afternoons this month. Slow it down a little with the Chamber Music Society selections on Thursday afternoons at the Music Room in Waterloo or take it all the way down to talk at the Scran and Dram Scottish Public House in New Hamburg. Pipe ‘N’ Ascot spoken word takes place the second Monday of every month.

How about a movie theatre that’s crying out for you to bring your little one. Princess Twin Cinemas hosts Cine Babies on Wednesdays with lowered volume, dimmed lights, convenient amenities and a new movie every week. Adult movie buffs can check out the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Waterloo Jan. 15.

Check out your local museum to feed your cultural self or find a seminar that suits your interests such as a lunchtime lecture on Homer Watson. It takes place on his birth date Jan. 11 at the Homer Watson House in Kitchener. There is a Cannabis Chemistry seminar on Jan. 16 in downtown Kitchener and wealth of interesting talks hosted by the Central Branch of the Public Library including internet security, guide dogs, city gardens and costume design with a Stratford professional. Some of the library talks require pre-registration. Or Worms. Learn about Vermicomposting at REEP house for sustainable living on Jan. 13.

For those about to be wed. Brentwood Livery is proud to be part of the K-W Wedding Expo  on January 13 – 14 at Bingemans. It’s the areas biggest Bridal Show with more than 100 local exhibitors, live entertainment, informative seminars, full production fashion shows, a live radio broadcast, prizes and more. A must see for the bride and groom to be and their entourage.

Perhaps, your New Year’s resolution included a work out. The Centreville-Chicopee Community Association offers a 10 week Family Fitness program on Wednesday evening starting Jan. 17. The free program offers something different for all ages each week. If the new year, new beginning has inspired you to help out there are plenty of area volunteer groups looking for a hand.

As always, Centre in the Square offers some enticing entertainment and there’s lots going on at the Auditorium in Kitchener including a Rangers match up with the rivals down the road Guelph Storm on Jan 21.

The Kitchener Public Library sets up a Winter Porch party with music for all ages from 10am to 4pm on Jan. 20 and many of the K-W area libraries offer special programs for the PD day on Jan. 26.

Buy, Sell or trade cards and memorabilia at The Sports Card and Memorabilia Show on Jan. 27 at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.

A busy start to 2018. If you are looking to make any of your events even more memorable give Brentwood Livery a call. We’ll make your occasion unforgettable.

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