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CAMBRIDGE FARMERS' MARKET OPEN YEAR ROUND
Jan 01, 2018 7:00 AM Dec 31, 2018 1:00 PM
Started around 1830, the Cambridge Farmers' Market is one of the oldest farmers' markets in Canada. Cambridge Farmers' Market vendors sell a variety of local products, including:
•Fresh meats and seafood
•Baked goods
•Cheeses
•Cold cuts and sausages
•European breads
•Maple syrup and honey
•Farm fresh eggs
•Ethnic foods
•Homemade crafts

Hours of Operation
Year-Round Indoor
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seasonal Outdoor Market Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 to October 3 2018

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101 TALES OF FASHION AT THE FASHION HISTORY MUSEUM
May 13, 2018 12:00 PM Dec 23, 2018 5:00 PM
101 TALES OF FASHION at the Fashion History Museum
Museums collect artifacts that tell stories. And during 2018, we are sharing 101 of our most interesting stories, tales, myths & gossip from four centuries of fashion with you.
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FIBREWORKS 2018 EXHIBITION
Sep 21, 2018 - All Day Nov 04, 2018 - All Day
September 21 - November 4, 2018 at Idea Exchange Queen`s Square

Fibreworks, now in its 17th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. This exhibitions offers the opportunity for us to evaluate the relevancy of our collection in relation to contemporary practices.

Fibreworks 2018 is juried by Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON) and Meghan Price, Artist (Toronto, ON). This year, the jury received submissions from 102 artists from across Canada, after a thorough selection process 18 artists were selected for exhibition.
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PAINT THE GRAND EXHIBIT AND SILENT AUCTION
Sep 28, 2018 12:00 PM Dec 09, 2018 5:00 PM
Paint the Grand Exhibit and Silent Auction
On exhibit now to December 9, 2018

View our Online Bidding Page to see all of this year's entries.

The 2018 Paint the Grand Exhibit and Silent Auction is on now. The Silent Auction continues to Saturday, December 9, 2018 at 5 p.m.

All participating artists donated their work to the Paint the Grand Silent Auction fundraiser in support of the McDougall Cottage annual Musician-in-Residence program.

These works of art were created at the 2018 Paint the Grand event on Sunday, June 10, 2018


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17TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION CAMBRIDGE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
Oct 01, 2018 - All Day Nov 16, 2018 - All Day
Cambridge Centre for the Arts presents 17th Annual Juried Exhibition. This annual show celebrates the artistic talents of Cambridge artists.

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MAN OF LA MANCHA AT HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE CAMBRIDGE
Oct 02, 2018 2:00 PM Nov 04, 2018 7:30 PM
Man of La Mancha at Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. With its timely message of courage and idealism in the face of despair, Man of La Mancha will inspire all of us to keep reaching for the stars with its unforgettable anthem, “The Impossible Dream.” This powerful and riveting theatrical experience will touch the heart, stir the soul, and unleash the imagination.
Oct 10 – Nov 4
Matinees at 2pm & evening performances at 7:30pm
visit website for performance dates & times & to purchase tickets
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MAN OF LA MANCHA: AN INSPIRING MUSICAL QUEST
Oct 10, 2018 - All Day Nov 04, 2018 - All Day
Oct 10 to Nov 4
Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

One of the greatest treasures in musical theatre, Man of La Mancha is a breathtaking tale of epic proportions.

In a bleak dungeon, the playwright Cervantes is awaiting trial by the Spanish Inquisition. But first he must face a court of fellow prisoners eager to relieve him of his precious unfinished manuscript. In order to save himself, Cervantes stages the saga of Don Quixote, casting himself as the deluded knight errant on a magical adventure to defend the noble principles of honour and truth.

With its timely message of courage and idealism in the face of despair, Man of La Mancha will inspire all of us to keep reaching for the stars with its unforgettable anthem, “The Impossible Dream.” This powerful and riveting theatrical experience will touch the heart, stir the soul, and unleash the imagination.
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TRACES GALLERY EXHIBITION
Oct 22, 2018 - All Day Jan 13, 2019 - All Day
October 22, 2018 – January 13, 2019 at Design at Riverside

Master Works is an annual juried exhibition that provides an opportunity for recent graduates of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Waterloo to submit proposals for solo and/or group exhibitions based on their graduate theses. Master Works encourages applicants to expand their research into a new three dimensional form and to experience developing, designing and presenting an exhibition in a professional gallery.
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KITCHEN CEILIDH AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Nov 01, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 01, 2018 9:00 PM
All are welcome to join us for a casual evening of traditional music, song, and Scottish hospitality. Admission is by donation.

This month’s guest host is Brad McEwen (cittern). Admission by donation.
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ECOLOGY BASICS NATURE HIKE AT RARE CHARITABLE RESEARCH RESERVE
Nov 03, 2018 9:00 AM Nov 03, 2018 11:30 AM
Enjoy a relaxed 4km hike through rare's grassland and forest habitats with Dr. Ellen Esch, an ecologist at the University of Guelph. Learn about the ecology and natural history of these ecosystems and gain a deeper appreciation for the region's unique biodiversity and natural processes.



For more information, contact:
Laura Klein, Gosling Engagement Coordinator
519-650-9336 x126 or laura.klein at raresites.org

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NAVIGATION CHALLENGE AT SHADES MILL PARK
Nov 03, 2018 1:30 PM Nov 03, 2018 3:00 PM
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid the park admission fee. Pre registration is not required.
It is back, our annual GPS challenge; how fast can you complete our 3 km course? Learn to use a GPS unit’s route, trip computer and tracking functions – perhaps you will set a record! GPS units will be available with valid photo ID. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Shade's Mills Nature Centre. Program Length: 90 minutes.
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CHEECHO'S BIRTHDAY AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Nov 04, 2018 10:00 AM Nov 04, 2018 5:00 PM
The Conservatory's beloved parrot is turning 10!
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TALK: IF OUR PAINTED WALLS COULD TALK PRESENTED BY RYCH MILLS
Nov 08, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 08, 2018 9:00 PM
Local historian and art aficionado rych mills takes a closer look at Jack Baird, painter of the beautiful trompe l’oeil walls and ceilings at McDougall Cottage, Henry Scharstein of Castle Kilbride, and Carl Ahrens, 20 years resident of Galt. Florence Emily Carlyle and Homer Watson will also be discussed by guest speakers Roberta Grosland (Head of Collections at the Woodstock Art Gallery and Friends of Schneider Haus), and Nichole Martin (Research Assistant at Homer Watson House). Call to pre-register. Cost: $5 plus HST.

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JIM LOGAN: SURVIVING UNDER OCCUPATION
Nov 09, 2018 10:00 AM Feb 17, 2019 8:30 PM
Jim Logan's "Surviving Under Occupation" art exhibit takes place on Friday, November 9th until February 17th, 2019, at Idea Exchange Preston.
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KIDS IN KILTS CRAFT DAYS AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Nov 10, 2018 1:00 PM Nov 10, 2018 4:00 PM
One special day every month we invite children (ages three and up) to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. Drop in any time between 1 and 4 p.m. $3 per child., adults free.

Saturday November 10 Remembrance Day Poppy Sun Catcher
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MILL RACE FOLK SOCIETY PRESENTS: ENGLISH SESSIONS
Nov 11, 2018 2:00 PM Nov 11, 2018 4:00 PM
These pub sessions are informal gatherings for musicians who enjoy playing traditional jigs, hornpipes, etc! The repertoire is primarily English music, although some tunes are shared with the Irish, Scottish, Canadian, and American traditions.
Musicians and non-musicians who enjoy this music are welcome to join us.
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TALK: GROWING UP AS GALT GREW UP
Nov 14, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 14, 2018 9:00 PM
McDougall Cottage hosts "Talk: Growing Up As Galt Grew Up” on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 7:00pm.
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PD DAY CAMPS AT SHADES MILL NATURE CENTRE
Nov 16, 2018 9:00 AM Nov 16, 2018 4:00 PM
We believe that the some of the best childhood memories come from exploring nature, making discoveries, building a campfire, hiking through the fields and forests, finding frogs and water creatures and connecting with the natural world. Every day at the Shade's Mills Nature Centre is action-packed and full of different activities each day. We focus on environmental discovery and engage campers in the outdoors in a fun, yet educational way.

We offer a different theme each day with hikes, crafts and activities designed to make the outdoors fun! Participants actively go outside daily to explore the streams, fields and forests that surround the nature centre. Our highly skilled team will share their passion and knowledge of nature and outdoor adventure with your child. Our goal is to connect your child to a lifetime of appreciation for nature and the outdoors.

Our staff to camper ratio is 1:8. All staff have first aid training.

All programs are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Supervision is provided from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m free of charge.

Children ages 6-12 (born 2006-2012)

Stick Play Adventure- November 16th 2018

Sticks are very versatile building materials. What will your camper create? Campers will take part in Nature Play activities to explore and spend time outdoors. A cookout lunch is included. Your camper will have an opportunity to cook hotdogs and marshmallows over a campfire.

Registration required.
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PD DAY FUN: FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
Nov 16, 2018 1:00 PM Nov 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Children enjoy fun games and crafts at McDougall Cottage on their PD Day! Join us on Friday, November 16th for "Frosty The Snowman."
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OWL PROWL AT RARE ECO CENTRE
Nov 16, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 16, 2018 8:30 PM
Back by popular demand! Join Jason Bracey as he shares his knowledge of the species of owls found in Ontario and at rare. Learn many unique adaptations of owls and how to identify their various species. Jason will lead you on a “prowl” to see and hear these beautiful night birds. Registration for this event fills quickly and we ask that you pay in advance — sign up today!
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MOCCCASIN WORKSHOP AT RARE CHARITABLE RESEARCH RESERVE
Nov 17, 2018 10:00 AM Nov 17, 2018 2:00 PM
Aanii (Hello/ I see your light)!
Please join us and local Haudenosaunee Knowledge Guardian, Christine Lefebvre in a moccasin making workshop, where you will assemble a pre-made triple sole moose hide moccasin kit. You will leave the workshop with a versatile pair of ankle-height moccasins that fit your feet perfectly! The best part is, you don’t need any prior experience.

Should this interest you, please come to 1679 Blair Road, Cambridge BEFORE Friday, November 2 to have your feet traced.
Everyone is welcome, however, space is limited. In case of oversubscription, Indigenous Peoples (self-identified and status First Nations, Métis & Inuit) will be given priority placement in this workshop. We thank the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Grant and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their funding towards supporting safe and healthy spaces for Indigenous learning in Waterloo Region.
As an organization committed to inclusivity and reciprocal practice, we recognize, support and encourage Indigenous ceremonies practised on site by Indigenous elders, volunteers, employees and students in classrooms, meeting rooms, gathering places, offices, cultural events and meetings.
Miigwech (thank you) for your interest!
This event is FREE!



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FEEDER FRENZY AT SHADES MILL PARK
Nov 17, 2018 1:30 PM Nov 17, 2018 3:00 PM
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid the park admission fee. Preregistration is not required.

Event Details:
Not all bird seed mixtures are created equal. Birds do have their preferences for seeds and feeding locations. Join the Nature Guide to learn how to attract birds to your backyard. We will even try to hand-feed the chickadees. For the kids, we will make a bird feeder from recyclable materials. Each family will be able to take one home. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Shade's Mills Nature Centre. Program Length: 90 minutes.
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CAMBRIDGE SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Nov 17, 2018 6:00 PM Nov 17, 2018 9:00 PM
Cambridge Santa Claus Parade.
Held at night, the music and lights create a unique seasonal experience. The parade starts at Hespeler & Dunbar and moves along Hespeler Rd. to Langs.
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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
Nov 18, 2018 10:00 AM Nov 18, 2018 4:30 PM
Join us at McDougall Cottage on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 for our "Wreath Making Workshop!"
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COOKIES & KIDS THEATRE: ROBIN HOOD
Nov 18, 2018 1:30 PM Nov 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Cookies and Kids Theater presents…
The “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre in: Peter Pan
DuffleBag actors begin the retelling of the original Peter Pan full of wit and humour. Just when the audience becomes enthralled - a twist is created! Before your very eyes, children (and maybe even a parent!) are asked to come on stage and join the fun. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages and a truly unique interactive experience where the dream of living a fairy tale does come true!

Doors open at 1 pm, performances begin at 1:30 pm. Performance suitable for all ages.

Tickets $5 each - available online through CORAL (www.cambridge.ca), or at any City of Cambridge recreation centre. Barcode: 12003
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GPS NAVIGATION CHALLENGE AT SHADE'S MILLS PARK
Nov 18, 2018 1:30 PM Nov 18, 2018 3:00 PM
"GPS navigation challenge" at Shade's Mills Park takes place Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00pm.

Our annual GPS challenge: how fast can you complete our 3 km course? Learn to use the route, trip computer and tracking functions – perhaps you will set a record! GPS units will be available with valid photo ID. This program is suitable for adults and school-aged children. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Shade's Mills Toyota Nature Centre.
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CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: VERDI'S RIGOLETTO
Nov 18, 2018 2:00 PM Nov 18, 2018 4:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: Verdi’s Rigoletto at Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church
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SUNDAY NIGHT AT CENTRAL
Nov 18, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 18, 2018 9:00 PM
Musical night in support of Central's Mission Projects. Freewill offering. Free refreshments Featuring musical talents from Central and our local community.
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MEET A MAKER: LIBS ELLIOT
Nov 21, 2018 6:30 PM Nov 21, 2018 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Old Post Office

Libs' quilts are randomly designed using a programming language called Processing. The project began in 2012 as a collaboration with artist and technologist, Joshua Davis (joshuadavis.com), who provided the original code framework. Using Processing allows Libs to quickly edit the code and generate random compositions from simple geometric and traditional quilt block shapes.
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HOLIDAY INN - AT HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE CAMBRIDGE
Nov 22, 2018 2:00 PM Dec 30, 2018 7:30 PM
Holiday Inn at Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge.The New Irving Berlin Musical.
Check in for a tap-happy musical about a crooner and a hoofer vying for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer in this new stage adaptation of the beloved 1942 Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire film. from Nov. 22 to Dec. 30, 2018 matinees at 2pm evening shows at 7:30pm...visit website for show dates & times & to purchase tickets. click on more info for a link
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PIPE MUSIC OF THE GREAT WARS
Nov 22, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 22, 2018 9:00 PM
Pipe Music of the Great Wars at McDougall Cottage. Guitarist and piper Mark Fletcher and fiddler Dave Neigh join Tyler to play pipe music that was written during and about the First and Second World Wars. Admission is by donation unless otherwise noted and supports the Musician-in-Residence program.

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BONNIE DEVINE: LA RÁBIDA, SOUL OF CONQUEST AN ANISHINAABE ENCOUNTER
Nov 23, 2018 - All Day Feb 15, 2019 - All Day
November 23 – February 15, 2018 at Idea Exchange Queen's

La Rábida is a Franciscan monastery overlooking the mouth of the Rio Tinto near the small town of Palos de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Christopher Columbus set sail from this place in August 1492 confident he would find a new route to Asia. He landed instead on an island in the Caribbean Sea. The cultural confrontation that followed his landing is the inspiration and subject of this exhibition.
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BONNIE DEVINE: LA RÁBIDA, SOUL OF CONQUEST: AN ANISHINAABE ENCOUNTER
Nov 23, 2018 - All Day Feb 17, 2019 - All Day
La Rábida is a Franciscan monastery overlooking the mouth of the Rio Tinto near the small town of Palos de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Christopher Columbus set sail from this place in August 1492 confident he would find a new route to Asia. He landed instead on an island in the Caribbean Sea. The cultural confrontation that followed his landing is the inspiration and subject of this exhibition at Idea Exchange Queens Square

The development of La Rábida, Soul of Conquest: an Anishinaabe encounter began in 2015 and 2016, when artist Bonnie Devine visited Spain intending to examine the legacy of Columbus from an Indigenous perspective. Her research evolved into a broader investigation of the religious justification for the seizure of land and the subjugation of Indigenous populations in the Americas when she happened on the monastery at La Rábida.

This exhibition is Organized and Circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough.
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WILD WEE ONES AT SHADES MILL PARK
Nov 23, 2018 9:30 AM Dec 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Wild Wee Ones is a nature play program for children ages 3 - 5 and their parent or guardians.

The program is offered every Friday from 9:30 -11:00 am from November 23 to December 21.

We provide a nurturing and learning environment for you and your young explorers to connect with nature and each other. We will help parents and guardians build confidence in allowing outdoor nature play. Our guide will help you enjoy the outdoors in any weather and to find ways to engage your little one in age appropriate nature adventure. This program takes place entirely outdoors exploring the fields and forests of Shades' Mills.

Our play space is the earth, the trees, the rivers and the fields. We lead by the explorer’s natural curiosity and expand on the interest. We meet outside and stay outside, rain or shine, hot or cold, becoming aware of what we need to wear for our experiences.

Each day is greeted with a welcome of each other and gratitude for the day. Through playing games and discovering together, explorers are challenged to go beyond the familiar. That through questioning the unfamiliar, explorers will learn to focus their attention, to ask why, to collaborate with peers, developing inquisitive confidence they will learn to answer themselves. It is through this journey together, in nature, that each explorer will challenge, investigate and answer developing fundamental skills and confidence, which will last a lifetime.

In addition, the day is filled with art, song, dance, reading, storytelling, and much more. Through this program you will learn the importance or restoring nature play for your wee wild one.

The registration fee covers a parent with one child between the ages of 3 to 5 years. You may register additional siblings for $25 per session. GRCA park members pay $55. Non-members pay $80 which includes park entrance fees on program days. Online registration closes on November 21. For registration options after that date please email ShadesMillsNC@grandriver.ca.

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ABSOLUTELY FRED
Nov 23, 2018 2:00 PM Dec 08, 2018 8:00 PM
"Absolutely...Fred" at Cambridge Community Players Theatre
Written and directed by Buddy Brennan
Evenings: November 23, 24, 30, December 1, 7, and 8 , 2018
Matinee: December 2, 2018
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM
Fred is deciding which of his girlfriends he is going to ask to get married. As he lists the qualities he wants and gets to loyal and faithful they both deflect and do not answer. He enlists his best friend Henry to help decide but he is a germa-phobe who rants so he is little help. Henry asks Fred to show his sister around town and suddenly Fred knows who the perfect woman for him is


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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: MUSIC & LIGHTS IN THE VILLAGE
Nov 23, 2018 6:00 PM Nov 23, 2018 9:00 PM
Music and Lights in the Village is an annual event in Hespeler Village in late November. Considered the kickoff to the popular Christmas in Cambridge Festival of events, Music and Lights in the Village features choirs, plays, and a Christmas tree lighting at Hespeler Town Hall. Music and Lights in the Village begins in the evening, and admission is free.
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OUTDOOR SKILLS WORKSHOPS- WINTER SURVIVAL SKILLS AT SHADES MILL PARK
Nov 25, 2018 10:00 AM Nov 25, 2018 2:30 PM
Are you an outdoor enthusiast or someone who just wants to learn a few skills to enjoy the outdoors more? Then please join SAIL Outdoors Cambridge at Shade's Mills Park.

SAIL Outdoors Cambridge will provide you with the skills you need to enjoy the outdoors. SAIL Outdoors will be bringing a range of gear for you to try. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm to learn and a bag lunch.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up for the series or a single session. The cost is $20 per person or $50 for the three sessions. Admission fee to the park required, or free for our Grand River Parks Membership holders.

Learn more about the Grand River Parks membership program.

Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult. Children over the age 14 are welcome to attend on their own.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. You will be spending most of the time outdoors. Lunch is not provided.

Winter Survival Skills, November 25, 10:00 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. (1/2 hour lunch break)

Winter is fun but the cold is dangerous! So forget hibernation and register in our workshop to learn how to make us of the environment and the gear in your backpack to stay warm, dry and safe in the cold. The workshop will cover equipment, how to dress for winter, fire and shelter. Who knows, perhaps you will pick up a few ideas for Santa’s wish list.

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MILL RACE FOLK SOCIETY PRESENTS: ENGLISH SESSIONS
Nov 25, 2018 2:00 PM Nov 25, 2018 4:00 PM
These pub sessions are informal gatherings for musicians who enjoy playing traditional jigs, hornpipes, etc! The repertoire is primarily English music, although some tunes are shared with the Irish, Scottish, Canadian, and American traditions.
Musicians and non-musicians who enjoy this music are welcome to join us.
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ST. ANDREWS DAY TARTAN TEA AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Nov 25, 2018 2:00 PM Nov 25, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us for one of McDougall’s ever popular Tartan Teas. Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more. Musician Ed Koenig (guitar) provides the musical mood. Call to pre-register. Cost: $15 plus HST. Members 10 per cent discount.
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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: CP HOLIDAY TRAIN
Nov 27, 2018 3:30 PM Nov 27, 2018 4:45 PM
The CP Holiday Train annual Food Bank fundraising program takes place at Malcolm Street Station in Cambridge. Entering its 19th year, the program has raised more than $10.6 million and 3.6 million pounds of food since 1999. Two trains decorated in lights, start their excursion on the Canadian East Coast and finish on the West Coast, collecting donations along the way. Please bring your donation of food or money to support the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank. Parking for the event is available at the Water Street Parking Lot, Galt Collegiate Institute. Accessible parking is available on site.

Please note: Tickets are not available to ride on the train.
Getting There - Beat the car crowds and take transit! The Ainslie Bus Terminal is a short 15 minute walk from the trail station. Plan your trip at http://web.grt.ca/hastinfoweb/.
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HESPELER SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Dec 01, 2018 12:00 AM Dec 01, 2018 4:00 PM
Family Fun in the Hespeler Village area of Cambridge December 2nd at noon on Queen St.
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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: CANDYLAND
Dec 01, 2018 10:00 AM Jan 01, 2019 5:00 PM
Central Park transforms into a place of candy and magic. The day is full with live entertainment, interactive games, a giant ice slide and enough photo opportunities to fill anyone's social media pages. Candyland is a great holiday activity for families with young children.
Enjoy the lights and décor of Candyland from December 2 to January 1, 2018. Take a walk through Central Park (615 King Street East), and enjoy the light displays and candy-themed decorations. Bring your skates any day or night to enjoy the ice skating rink. Admission is free!
Helmets are recommended. Children must be supervised by their parent(s) or guardian(s).
There are no lessons or skate rentals offered during this time.

Getting There - Multiple transit routes run through Preston. Start and end your Candyland day with transit. For routes and times, visit http://web.grt.ca/hastinfoweb/.
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FLIGHT OF WHITE EXHIBIT AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Dec 01, 2018 10:00 AM Jan 31, 2019 5:00 PM
Flight of White: Experience a Snowfall of Butterflies! Featuring thousands of free flying Rice Paper butterflies starting December 1, 2087 - January 31, 2019.
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MILK & COOKIES WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS!
Dec 01, 2018 11:00 AM Dec 01, 2018 5:00 PM
Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming to the Butterfly Conservatory! Sunday December 3rd, 2017 from 11:00am & 1:00pm
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WINTER IS COMING TO SHADE'S MILL PARK
Dec 01, 2018 1:30 PM Dec 01, 2018 3:00 PM
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid the park admission fee. Pre registration is not required.
Winter is coming – water freezes, food is scarce and temperatures plummet. How do plants and animals cope with our cold season and food shortages. From migration to hibernation, join our Nature Guide to discover the many strategies that plants and animals employ to survive “the frozen desert”. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Shade's Mills Nature Centre. Program Length: 90 minutes.

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CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Dec 01, 2018 2:00 PM Dec 01, 2018 4:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: The Nutcracker at Forward Baptist Church. In partnership with Academy Ballet Classique.

Come and celebrate a Cambridge seasonal tradition of a timeless classical masterpiece.

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WINTER SOLSTICE TARTAN TEA AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Dec 02, 2018 1:00 PM Dec 02, 2018 4:00 PM
December 2, Seating's at 1 and 3 p.m.
McDougall’s final Tartan Tea of 2018. As always, there’ll be plenty of delicious sweets and savouries, so grab an old friend or two and come join us. A tea treat like this makes a wonderful gift! Peter and Potter (Gwen Potter (fiddle) and Peter Light (guitar)) will be on hand to create a soothing musical mood. Call to pre- register. Cost: $15 plus HST. Members 10 per cent discount
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YOGA IN NORTH HOUSE AT RARE CHARITABLE RESEARCH RESERVE
Dec 05, 2018 7:00 PM Dec 05, 2018 8:00 PM
Jo VanGroningen from Moksha Yoga Cambridge is partnering with rare to offer a 60 minute yoga practice. Come and spend time in North House, an innovative and sustainable solar-powered house, while practising yoga to tone the body and calm the mind.

Class is accessible to all levels. Price: C$8.00


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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Dec 06, 2018 - All Day Dec 09, 2018 - All Day
The Cambridge Christmas Market a one-stop shopping destination for unique gifts, seasonal food and a great shopping atmosphere.
Hours of Operation:
Thursday December 6, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, December 7, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (featuring the Cambridge Farmers' Market)
Sunday December 9, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: PHIL KLINE'S UNSILENT NIGHT
Dec 06, 2018 7:00 PM Dec 06, 2018 9:00 PM
A modern twist on caroling, all ages can enjoy walking through downtown Cambridge with thousands of participants. Download the caroling music and listen while you walk.
We're starting the walk at Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street. View the proposed route map for 2018. Please note this map is subject to change.
Phil Kline's Unsilent Night is an event held in more than 30 cities around the world.

Getting There - Cambridge City Hall is a short 1 minute walk from the Ainslie Bus Terminal. Plan your route at http://web.grt.ca/hastinfoweb/
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KITCHEN CEILIDH AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Dec 06, 2018 7:00 PM Dec 06, 2018 9:00 PM
All are welcome to join us for a casual evening of traditional music, song, and Scottish hospitality. Admission is by donation.

Thursday December 6 Bob MacLean will be playing Celtic guitar
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PHIL KLINE'S UNSILENT NIGHT
Dec 06, 2018 7:00 PM Dec 06, 2018 10:00 PM
A modern twist on caroling, all ages can enjoy walking through downtown Cambridge with thousands of participants. Download the caroling music and share it through your MP3 player or portable CD player!

We're starting the walk at Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street.
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INDIGENOUS FOODS GARDEN PRESENTATION AT RARE CHARITABLE RESEARCH RESERVE
Dec 07, 2018 6:30 PM Dec 07, 2018 8:00 PM
Join Dr. Andrew Judge (Mkomosé - Bear Walker) on the evening of the December new moon to learn about the intricate and spiralling Indigenous Foods Garden recently built at rare — named Minjimendan (A State of Remembering).
Dr. Judge will share some of the cosmology that went in to growing and harvesting native foods, once essential to ancestral Indigenous communities in this region. Dr. Judge will talk about the design techniques he used, and the potential of this new space to recover and share Indigenous land-based practices. Come be inspired!

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND KIDS IN KILTS
Dec 09, 2018 1:00 PM Dec 09, 2018 4:00 PM
Holiday Open House and Kids in Kilts
December 9, Drop-in 1 to 4 p.m.
It’s our chance to thank you for another unforgettable year and wish you all the best for the holiday season. We’d love for you to stop in and join us for a cup of cheer, a few tasty treats and plenty of Scottish hospitality.
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KIDS IN KILTS CRAFT DAYS AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Dec 09, 2018 1:00 PM Dec 09, 2018 4:00 PM
One special day every month we invite children (ages three and up) to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft.
Drop in any time between 1 and 4 p.m. $3 per child., Adults free.
Sunday December 9 Holiday Ornaments
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MILL RACE FOLK SOCIETY PRESENTS: ENGLISH SESSIONS
Dec 09, 2018 2:00 PM Dec 09, 2018 4:00 PM
These pub sessions are informal gatherings for musicians who enjoy playing traditional jigs, hornpipes, etc! The repertoire is primarily English music, although some tunes are shared with the Irish, Scottish, Canadian, and American traditions.
Musicians and non-musicians who enjoy this music are welcome to join us.
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WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS GRACELAND EDITION AT DUNFIELD THEATRE CAMBRIDGE
Dec 11, 2018 2:00 PM Dec 12, 2018 7:30 PM
Celebrate the holidays at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge with a yuletide spectacular that will have you dancing in your “Blue Suede Shoes”! Backed by a five-piece band, three-piece horn section, four singers and a church choir, international award-winning Elvis tribute artist Steve Michaels serenades with the King’s best holiday offerings including tunes like “Blue Christmas,” “Santa, Bring My Baby Back To Me” and more.
Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. & Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


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NASHVILLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT DAVID DURWARD CENTRE
Dec 13, 2018 1:30 PM Dec 13, 2018 2:30 PM
A Nashville Christmas
Hosted by Celebrity Productions
Spend a Nashville afternoon with us in Cambridge. Some of your favourite Country stars will be there, possibly Minnie Pearl, Loretta Lynn, Dolly & Kenny, George Straight, Patsy Cline, Johnny & June & more!
$10.00
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FAREWELL CONCERT FOR MCDOUGALL'S 2018 MUSICIAN-IN-RESIDENCE TYLER BRIDGE
Dec 13, 2018 7:00 PM Dec 13, 2018 9:00 PM
Farewell Concert for 2018 Musician-in-Residence, Tyler Bridge Our Musician-in-Residence Tyler Bridge hosts a farewell concert that takes place at McDougall Cottage Historic Site. Tickets are $15 in advance. Call 519-624-8250 to purchase tickets.



89 Grand Ave S, Cambridge, Ontario
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FESTIVE FEEDING- CELEBRATING WILDLIFE AT SHADE'S MILL PARK
Dec 15, 2018 1:30 PM Dec 15, 2018 3:00 PM
Festive Feeding - Celebrating Wildlife at Shade's Mills Park
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid the park admission fee. Pre registration is not required
‘Tis the Festive Season – it is a time for sharing, a time for giving, a time for family. Let us not forget our furry and feathered friends. Venture out to Shade's’ Mills with the family and we will make scrumptious gifts for the animals – pine cone goop feeders, bread ornaments and fruity wreaths. Suitable for families with school-aged children. Caution: although nut products will not be used, we cannot guarantee that our bird seed mixture will be 100% nut free. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Shade's Mills Nature Centre. Program Length: 90 minutes.
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FESTIVE FEEDING- CELEBRATING WILDLIFE AT SHADE'S MILLS PARK
Dec 15, 2018 1:30 PM Dec 15, 2018 3:00 PM
Shade’s Mills Nature Centre
This event is free for Grand River Parks Members and those who have paid the park admission fee. Preregistration is not required.

‘Tis the Festive Season – it is a time for sharing, a time for giving, a time for family. Let us not forget our furry and feathered friends. Venture out to Shades’ Mills with the family and we will make scrumptious gifts for the animals – pine cone goop feeders, bread ornaments and fruity wreaths. Suitable for families with school-aged children. Caution: although nut products will not be used, we cannot guarantee that our bird seed mixture will be 100% nut free. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Shade's Mills Nature Centre. Program Length: 90 minutes.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AT THE CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Dec 27, 2018 10:00 AM Jan 06, 2019 5:00 PM
HEY KIDS! Are you ready to meet the MegaBugs of the Conservatory?
Five of our fave bugs have transformed into MegaBugs with super powers! Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to complete achallenge that each of them have for you. After you complete each one, receive a limited edition collector card for your favourite MegaBug!

This fun program is self-guided and is included with General Admission.

**PLEASE NOTE: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory will be closed Sunday, January 1st, 2019


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FREE TOYOTA PLANT TOUR
Dec 31, 2018 - All Day Jan 31, 2018 - All Day
Book a free Toyota Plant Tour today! Have a behind the scenes look, see award-winning production and quality control systems in action. Marvel at one of the largest stamping presses in the world.
Tour Schedule:
Mondays (Sep-Jun) 9:30am, 12:15pm
Tuesdays 9:30am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm
Wednesdays 9:30am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm
Thursdays 9:30am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm
This schedule may change from time to time.
To book your complimentary Toyota Tour: by phone 519-653-1111 x 2270, by e-mail tours@tmmc.ca, or book online www.tmmc.ca/en/plants/plant-tours
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CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
Dec 31, 2018 5:00 PM Dec 31, 2018 8:00 PM
Join us to celebrate a new year with some skating! The City offers wrist bands for an hour of skate time . Only one skate time per family. Doors of the Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road, open at 4:45 p.m.
Activities to keep everyone entertained off the ice include:
Crafts
Games
Photo booth
Live performances
For more information visit website
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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Dec 31, 2018 5:00 PM Dec 31, 2018 8:00 PM
Join us to celebrate a new year with some skating! The City offers wrist bands for an hour of skate time . Only one skate time per family. Doors of the Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road, open at 4:45 p.m.

Activities to keep everyone entertained off the ice include:crafts, games, photo booth, bouncy castle, live performances
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COOKIES & KIDS THEATRE: BRENT & SARAH'S COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
Jan 20, 2019 1:30 PM Jan 20, 2019 3:30 PM
The Cambridge Centre for the Arts is pleased to offer the Cookies and Kids Family Theatre. Made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Cambridge Arts Guild, this fun-filled performing arts series is great for ages four and up.
Tickets for Cookies and Kids Family Theatre performances are $5 each. Kids also get a free juice drink and cookie after the show!

There are four ways to purchase tickets:

At the Cambridge Centre for the Arts
At the Customer Service department (CSD) counter at City Hall
Buy tickets online
At any City of Cambridge Recreation Centre
Quote the performance barcode when purchasing your ticket(s). Your receipt is your ticket.
Doors open at 1 p.m. The show starts at 1:30 p.m.
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REMEMBER ME
Jan 25, 2019 2:00 PM Feb 09, 2019 8:00 PM
"Remember Me?" At Cambridge Community Players Theatre
by Sam Bobrick Directed by John Edwards
Evenings: January 25, 26, February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2019
Matinee: February 3, 2019
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM
On the surface it seems that Mary and Brian Hanson, have what appears to be a very comfortable marriage. But though content, the marriage has grown tired. And then one morning, their lives are turned upside down when Mary’s lost love, Peter, shows up... or does he? Although Peter professes his undying love and devotion, he turns out to simply be Mary’s fantasy. But fantasy or not, that doesn’t keep Brian from going into a jealous rage. Brian tries everything to shake Mary back to her senses, even going as far as hiring Tori, in hopes of making Mary jealous. Things get even more complicated when the real Peter actually shows up.

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