A round of the highlights of events in and around Kingston, brought to you by Jenn Molleson & TeamCHAMP.

We hope everyone is staying safe out there! For continuing flood updates, click here.

Thankfully, Kingstonians don’t shy away from bad weather, meaning that there are still plenty of things happening to keep you occupied until the rain passes. Our post this week is an assortment of information that we think you should know about—from protecting your basement from flooding to Mother’s Day activities. Keep reading to become the most informed Kingstonian you can be.

(1) Basement flooding is both annoying and potentially hazardous. The Kingston Utilities has an amazing flood facts and information page here. If your basement hasn’t flooded, but you want information on preventative measures you can take, read Flood Facts and Tips.

(2) If you’re looking for a good distraction from the threat of possible flooding, the Sam Roberts Band is hosting a free concert in Springer Market Square on May 12th. Head down to the square at 8:00 p.m. for some fun, spirit-uplifting music to keep the stress away. The City of Kingston has more information about the concert on their website.

(3) Though Earth Day was last month, the City of Kingston still wants you to help contribute to its goal of diverting 60% of waste from landfills by 2018. If you don’t have one, the City will deliver a free green bin to your home. Read the City of Kingston site to see if you qualify.

(4) Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14th! Below are a variety of Kingston businesses offering Mother’s Day specials. We’ve done the hard work for you; all you have to do is choose something that your mom will love.

Flowers: Blossoms Florist & Boutique, Pam’s Flower Garden, Sage Flowers, Neil’s Flowers, McMahon’s House of Flowers

Spa packages: Cher Mere, Sabaya Spa, Total Diva Boutique Spa, The Annex Spa

Mother’s Day brunch: Olivea, Fort Henry, The River Mill Restaurant, The Grizzly Grill

Creative activities: Crock a Doodle, Paint Nite, Kingston Food Tours, Improbable Escapes

As always, come back next week for news on Kingston, home ownership, real estate, and more. Stay dry out there!