TL;WR for January 11 through January 17 2022
What to do.
Tuesday, January 11
Get out to Waterloo Park and explore Create Waterloo’s Winter Art Exhibit at the Eby Farmstead in Waterloo Park. There are five pieces to check out and you can find them using this map. The exhibit is on until April.
Wednesday, January 12
The Laurier Women Entrepreneurship Centre and Robin+Elaine present Community Branding: Collaboration over Competition. This workshop will help you create a brand experience by building a human connection between your brand and your customers and work toward turning customers into life-long advocates and ultimately grow your business. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.,.
Thursday, January 13
The Runner’s Choice Waterloo Saucony Marathon Team starts this Thursday, Jan. 13 (with physical distancing in place). It’s a great way to start training for everything from a 5k to a full marathon. Details on their site.
The Duke of Wellington has a special dinner at home and livestream concert featuring Lucas Stagg at 7 pm.
Friday, January 14
Changing The Flow & Days for Girls Canada presents a special screening of the Academy Award-winning Netflix Documentary Short Period. End of Sentence. The eventing features a conversation with producer Melissa Berton and will be followed by a special Q & A segment with New York Times best selling author Anita Diamant. Friday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm.
Saturday, January 15
Sunday, January 16
Get some exercise and support local businesses with Stroll Walking Tour’s St Jacob’s Walking Tour at 11:30 am. It’s a 75-minute guided walking tour led by locals who know the town best.
Coming up later in January
Come explore the art of making it up in the Pinch Comedy | Online Improv Workshop Series. Recent NYC transplant, improviser, and director Ben Gorodetsky is offering a playful immersion into online improv in a fun and supportive environment. Over the course of 8 hours of instruction this improv workshop series will cover play, listening, scene work, characterization, and storytelling approaches. All skill levels welcome. Starts Jan. 24.
Ways to support local.
Sam Nabi @samnabi@m2bowman The Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk is February 26. Who wants to join me walking this route while raising money for Supportive Housing of Waterloo?
Looking for a team to join for The Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk on Feb. 26? May we suggest this one.
Got a grade 4, 5, or 6 student in your house? Waterloo Region students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 are asked to share what home means to them in a national writing contest that is now open and accepting entries. Three grand prize winners will each receive a $30,000 grant to help a local Habitat for Humanity build a place to call home for a family in need of affordable housing.
Every student who enters the Meaning of Home contest earns a $10 donation towards their local Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the grand prize winners, nine runners up will receive a $10,000 grant for their local Habitat build.
Submissions are being accepted by mail or online at meaningofhome.ca until February 18, 2022. Winners will be announced by June.
Grand Surf is back with their takeout menu!
What to read.
Le Shin Swah Replaces Patent Social And Brings Karaoke To Uptown Waterloo (Community Edition)