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TL;WR for August 3 through August 9, 2021

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What to do.

Tuesday, August 3

Dungeons and Dragons and Pikachu? Your Kitchener Public Library is combining the two awesome games into one every Tuesday starting August 3.

Thursday, August 5

Getting out to explore the great outdoors this month? Check out Kitchener Public Library’s Camping 101: Camping Safety - How to Protect Yourself and the Environment. The team from Parks Canada Learn-to Camp will share tips and tricks on staying safe, and being respectful, in the outdoors. Thursday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m.

TalentLift presents an online webinar - Understanding the refugee experience of our colleagues in tech - Thursday, August 5 at 12 p.m. Join this session to hear tech professionals share their personal stories on building their careers while living in refugee circumstances.

CAFKA has a virtual opening reception for Ernest Daetwyler’s The Boat Project/everythingwillbefine with a performance by Guelph based artist and harpist, Leslie Shapiro. Presented by curatorial partner Cambridge Sculpture Gardens. Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m.

It’s DJ Thursday at Proof Lounge. Music starts at 7 p.m.

CreateWaterloo presents Sons of Shanley for their Patio Lanterns Concert Series. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 6

Lana’s Lounge presents An Evening With The Griffin Brothers at 6 p.m. Get your ticket for some great country music, appetizer, and an entree.

The Kitchener Blues Fest KBF Crossroads concert series kicks off with three days of amazing music cross Downtown Kitchener. Catch Jesse Webber at The Crazy Canuck, Sandy MacDonald at Jack Burger, and more.

Saturday, August 7

Help create a public artwork and make a glass fusion tile to take home at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Community Garden Tile Project. You’ll work with glass artist Kat Looby to create triangular glass tiles. The three-sided shape represents how community can often be a 'third space', away from home and work or school, where people find support and commonality. This series is run with support from the City of Waterloo and the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. Saturday, August 7 at 11 a.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s first Walk the Talk: Architectural Tour of the summer is this Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. Book your spot for a PWYC guided tour through the built legacy of downtown Kitchener and see our city through a fresh perspective.

Waterloo Public Library has their Amazing Race: McCormick Branch Edition on starting at 1 p.m. Work on your own or as a group to solve puzzles and challenges as you race around the McCormick Branch community. Find all the clues to cross the finish line and submit your responses for a chance to win an amazing prize pack.

IdeaExchange has Jackbox Game Afternoon on from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bestival has Vintage Flight on stage at 4:30 p.m.

The Kitchener Blues Fest KBF Crossroads concert series continues with shows from The Trews, Northern Social, Jenie Thai, John Lee & The Hookers, and more.

Sunday, August 8

It’s the last day of the Kitchener Blues Fest KBF Crossroads concert series with shows from Mike McDonald, Twas Now, and more.

Monday, August 9

Get your team together for IdeaExchange’s Great Cambridge Scavenger Hunt. It’s an all-day event where you choose one of five routes, each starting at one of the IdeaExchange locations. Load the Great Cambridge Scavenger Hunt page on your mobile device, and answer questions as the site takes you on a short walk around the neighbourhood (approximately 10-20 minutes per route). At the end of each route, enter your email for the chance to win their GRAND PRIZE, a “Shop Local, Win Local” gift basket from Reid’s Chocolates!

What to read.

Where the wild things get made. The Beasting project brings 24 artists together in a blind collaboration. (Communitech News)

Waterloo has a shady proposition for public square (The Record)