12 events to mark your calendars in Waterloo Region this weekend

Dinosaur Drive-Thru

Dinosaur Drive-Thru

Realistic dinosaurs, some reaching 9 meters high, are back at Bingemans. Bring the whole family on this COVID-free prehistoric journey from the comfort of your own vehicle. March 11 – April 3, 2022.

Location and venue: 425 Bingemans Center Dr., Kitchener, ON, N2B 3X7 (Bingemans) Date and time of the event: Friday March 11, 2022 00:00 – 23:59 Public: All ages Price: Tickets start at $25/vehicle + HST, online pre-booking schedules

Glencairn Pickleball – Fridays All Levels

Adult walk-in pickleball for all skill levels. Three courts allow for minimum waiting time between games. See all level games also on Mondays and BeginnersPlus on Wednesdays. Contact Harry Chin for newsletter and cancellations

Location and venue: 725 Erinbrook Dr., Kitchener, ON, N2E 3E3 (Glencairn Mennonite Brethren Church) Date and time of the event: Friday, March 11, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Public: Adults Price: Free

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UpTown Gallery

UpTown Gallery presents its first art exhibition of the year, “Seasons”, featuring new works by Sophie Drouin, Gordy Ess and Shaun McFee. This show runs from January 18 to March 20, 2022. Waterloo Town Square, 75 King St. S. Waterloo

Location and venue: 75 King St. S., Waterloo, ON, (Uptown Gallery) Date and time of the event: Friday, March 11, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Public: All ages Price: Free

Derek Hines Sextet

Presented by the Grand River Jazz Society. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets required. Please go to https://www.kwjazzroom.com to purchase tickets in advance for this event.

Location and venue: 59 King St. N., Waterloo, ON, N2J 2X2 (The Huether Hotel Jazz Room) Date and time of the event: Friday, March 11, 2022 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Public: Adults Price: $20.00 / person

Steel Magnolias Auditions – Ayr Community Theater

Ayr Community Theater presents Steel Magnolias at the Ayr Community Center – May 26-29. We are looking for 6 Southern Magnolias (18 to 70 years old) and 1 male voiceover (any age to pre-record). Schedule your audition online at www.ayrcommunitytheatre.com.

Location and venue: 7 Church St, Ayr, ON, North Dumfries, ON, N0B 1E0 (Ayr Community Centre) Date and time of the event: Friday, March 11, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Public: Adults Price: Free

Cambridge Farmers Market

Visit the Cambridge Farmers’ Market online map to see which vendors will be open and where they are to quickly navigate the market. Additionally, buyers are encouraged to contact vendors directly to see if pre-ordering is available.

Location and venue: 40 Dickson St., Cambridge, ON, (Cambridge Farmers’ Market) Date and time of the event: Saturday March 12, 2022 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public: All ages Price: Free

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St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market

St. Jacobs Farmers Market. Open all year. Thursdays and Saturdays
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Follow COVID-19 protocols.

Location and venue: 1386 King St. N., Woolwich, ON, N0B 2N0 (St. Jacobs Farmers Market) Date and time of the event: Saturday March 12, 2022 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Public: All ages Price: Free

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IRL Festival Presents – Celtic Fiddle Class with Karen Reed – Online

This course is for both beginner and intermediate level players. Karen will teach a melody or two and then provide the tools to make those fiddles sing along with an Irish melody. Join the party!

Location and venue: 60 Schneider Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1K8 (IRL Festival) Date and time of the event: Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Public: All ages Price: $10 Register by: Friday, March 11, 2022

Galt Legion Saturday Night Dance

Dance at the Legion Galt every Saturday night. (except when hosting live bands) Come have fun dancing on Galt’s only dance floor with amazing people. Call to confirm.

Location and venue: 4 Veterans Way, Cambridge, ON, N1R 3K7 (Galt Legion Br.121) Date and time of the event: Saturday March 12, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Public: Adults Price: Free

Roberto Occhipinti Quartet

Presented by the Grand River Jazz Society. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets required. Please go to https://www.kwjazzroom.com to purchase tickets in advance for this event.

Location and venue: 59 King St. N., Waterloo, ON, N2J 2X2 (The Huether Hotel Jazz Room) Date and time of the event: Saturday March 12, 2022 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Public: Adults Price: $20.00 / person

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public skate

Residents of Wilmot can skate in public at the Wilmot Recreation Complex (WRC) every Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. until June 26, 2022. Visitors can check in at the customer service counter to screen and pay . See website for cancellation dates to note.

Location and venue: 1291 Nafziger Rd., Wilmot, ON, N3A 0c4 (Wilmot Recreation Complex) Date and time of the event: Sunday March 13, 2022 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Public: All ages Price: See website for information and fees

Drayton Entertainment’s Backstage Pass digital streaming series

Hosted by Drayton Entertainment Artistic Director Alex Mustakas, Backstage Pass features 10 one-hour episodes featuring thrilling performances and interviews with over 40 incredible Canadian theater artists. Plus, more fun surprises!

Location and venue: 46 Grand Ave S, Cambridge, ON, N1S2L8 (Drayton Entertainment Online) Date and time of the event: Sunday March 13, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Public: All ages Price: Series price $150+HST or Episode price $20+HST (per household) Register by: Sunday, January 30, 2022

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