A look at upcoming local events from The Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS.
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Help local artists build local houses by supporting the LAF Waterloo Region art sale. The new LAF on-line art store is a non-profit effort by regional artist groups to help you ‘Support Local’ by bringing members’ paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewellery, fine crafts and more to you! Whether you visit to buy a gift, something for yourself, your home or just for the visual treat … browse, shop and visit often! All work is available, with new artists and artwork posted twice weekly, and the artist will deliver the work directly to your home. This month, 20% of all sales will support homes being built by Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region. https://www.lafwr.com/charity-partner
Theatre of the Beat (TOTB) is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which we find ourselves. Since 2011, Theatre of the Beat has been staging change across North America (and recently The Netherlands) by creating original social justice theatre and workshops for underrepresented populations. Through an immersive cultural exchange of grassroots theatre, hospitality, and philosophy, the company empowers its audience to work towards a just future. After a successful tour last year, Unmute is back. The production focuses on gender-based violence and encourages the audience to take an active role in changing the outcome of the show. You have two opportunities this weekend to take in Unmute. http://theatreofthebeat.ca/unmute
The Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo is an organization of professional women working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Chartered in 1978, members work to improve the quality of life for women through fundraising, charitable giving and by recognizing outstanding community members through scholarships and awards. Help is also provided through service grants for charitable and not-for-profit organizations. This year, Zonta KW is marking International Women’s Day with a series of virtual events, including its signature “Inspirational Women Making Change” panel discussion on March 9th. The event features interviews with Adrienne Clarkson, Teara Fraser, Annamie Paul and Kathleen Wynne. It will be hosted by well-known local journalist and former MPP, Daiene Vernile. Learn more about the speakers and get your tickets here: https://www.zontakw.org/iwd. Your ticket purchases support the work being done by Zonta KW to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide.
After a successful start in the town of Dorchester last year, “Pink The Towns” is going province-wide. The event was founded in 2020 by Bec Matthews, a Stage 3 Breast Cancer patient. Bec was sitting in her backyard during a global pandemic, brainstorming how to raise awareness and funds to support Breast Cancer Research as she believed there may be a shortage of funds due to the pandemic. It was at that moment that the ideas for Pink the Town really came to become more than just an idea. The idea of showing support through lawn signs for the entire month of October began. After raising more than $13,000 in 2020, Bec is selling her signs across Ontario this year and hopes to see a sea of pink across the province in October, 2021. Get more information and your $20 Pink The Towns lawn sign (and more) here: https://www.pinkthetowns.ca/shop/