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TL;WR for August 17 through August 23, 2021

What to do.

Tuesday, August 24

Join Wilfrid Laurier University for Inspiring Conversation: A Year of Research on COVID-19 at 11:30 a.m. The conversation will inform you about on-the-ground research in Ontario and where we go from here.

This month’s Zeitspace session Product Innovation is on the Edge features Dave Dame asking “Are we running out of problems or opportunities?” Dame will share how we’re simply looking at the problems and opportunities from our usual viewpoint of the average user instead of a different lens.

Waterloo Public Library invites you to join a team for a virtual European road trip. Challenge other teams by researching the places you stop and learning about the culture and history of each stop on your route. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25

The best way to visit reptiles is to be in the same room as them. Kidspark has a Virtual Visit with Ray's Reptiles starting at 10 a.m.

Kitchener Public Library invites you to get social with a virtual game of One Hit Wonders Music Bingo. Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 26

Safer than a visit to Jurassic Park, Kidspark has a Virtual Visit of the Drumheller Dinosaur Museum on at 12 p.m.

Celebrate summer and Kidspark with a video provided by the KW Symphony. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the international Bicycle Film Festival lands in Waterloo for the first time ever on Aug 26-28, 2021 at the Princess Twin. Co-presented with King Street Cycle, the Bicycle Film Festival features a curated screening of short films that celebrate the bicycle through music, art, and film.

Jam out to 90's Tunes with Descendants Beer & Beverage and BeccaHosts! All proceeds for tickets to this event will go to Spectrum Waterloo Region. Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 27

Lana’s Lounge has An Evening of Authentic Blues with Sean Pinchin starting at 6 p.m. It’s a ticketed event and includes an appetizer and entree.

Paige Warner plays The Rich Uncle Tavern at 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 28

Live music in Belmont Village at the Belmont Bestival. Derek Hines Quartet on at 4:30 p.m. and Laila Biali plays at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 29

Craig McNair plays live at the Duke of Wellington at 2 p.m.

White Rabbit has DJs on the patio starting at 7 p.m.

Monday, August 30

Buying a house can make you feel like you’re banging your head against a wall — as anyone could afford a wall in this market. ANYWAY, Kitchener Public Library is here to help with their new series Manage Your Money: How to Get Professional Help When Buying a Home. This series will connect you with government resources, support and tips from the pros to help make a financial plan for right now and well into your future. Monday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

BeccaHosts has Grey’s Anatomy trivia on at 8 p.m.


Ways to support local.

There are just two weeks left to make your gift to the Full Bellies. Happy Hearts. one million meal challenge and have it go TWICE as far to help kids and families this summer. Until August 31st, Allan Bush of CIBC Wood Gundy, Waterloo is matching every gift (up to $20,000).

Artshine now offers 4-week Virtual After-School Kids programming. All supplies are pre-shipped to your home and are offered in English and French. They also have a bunch of new teen and adult programs available. Check their site for details and use code BACK2SCHOOL at checkout to get 25% off all virtual After-School and Studio 44 workshops.


What to read.

Social Kindred brings live music listings to your smartphone (Communitech Tech News)

Union Co-operative Introduces A New Model For Affordable Housing (Community Edition)