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AFRICAN LION SAFARI - 2018 SEASON
May 05, 2018 - All Day Sep 30, 2018 - All Day
African Lion Safari is open from May 5th - September 30th, 2018 for another "WILD" season! Enjoy a fun filled day!
Admission to African Lion Safari Includes:
Driving through large Game Reserves in your own vehicle. (Alternate transportation, Safari Tour Bus, available for an additional charge)
Leisurely cruise aboard the "African Queen" Boat.
Journey on the "Nature Boy" scenic railway.
Exciting and Educational Bird and Animal Shows;
Learn about the flying styles of eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons as they soar above your head at the "Birds of Prey" flying demonstration.
Match wits with beautiful parrots and other feathered friends
at "Parrot Paradise".
Watch as Asian elephants display their incredible strength, intelligence and agility at "Elephant Round-Up".
Elephant Swim - Watch as our herd of Asian elephants frolic and play in the refreshing water of Recreation Lake.
Pets’ Corner - Come FACE TO FACE with a variety of animals and birds. Children can enjoy petting baby goats.
Misumu Bay Wet Play - Misumu Bay Wet Interactive water adventure for children. Seasonal. weather permitting. Height Restrictions Apply.
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CAMBRIDGE FARMERS MARKET WEDNESDAY OUTDOOR SEASONAL MARKET
Jun 06, 2018 8:00 AM Oct 03, 2018 1:00 PM
An extra day to come and enjoy the Cambridge Farmers Market!
Wednesday Outdoor Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 to October 3 2018.
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LICENSED TO SHOW EXHIBITION
Jun 15, 2018 - All Day Oct 06, 2018 - All Day
Friday June 15th- October 6th at Design at Riverside.

Design at Riverside will showcase a selection of works from the Contemporary Fibre Collection to further the conversations of preservation and presentation of works held by Cambridge Art Galleries. Over 115 Canadian artists are represented in the permanent collection dedicated to fibre based works. In the late eighties, we decided to pursue a particular collection mandate focused on the fibre medium, partly because the region’s flourishing industrial base was originally established by the textile industry, and partly because such specialization would set us apart from other institutional collectors. The works in our permanent collection are decidedly contemporary, pushing the limits on all fronts. Take a close look at some of the installation works that live within our vault.
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SUMMER TOURS AND PROGRAMS AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Jul 01, 2018 - All Day Aug 31, 2018 - All Day
We are pleased to offer daily guided tours and children's programming during July and August (including weekends!), FREE with regular admission! CLICK HERE for admission prices.
*Please call ahead to ensure availability as it may change depending on bookings or special events.*

Daily Schedule
11:00am
Join us for children's drop-in programming, with a different activity each day! No registration required.

Programs include:
•An outdoor bug hunt (weather pending)
•A scavenger hunt in the Conservatory
•A day in the life of a honeybee
•Butterfly games

1:00pm and 3:00pm
Join a Nature Interpreter for a 20 - 30 minute guided tour to learn more about our butterflies, animals and gardens.

Topics of our tours include:
•The Inside Scoop of the Conservatory: Learn more about where our butterflies come from and how we manage the tropical Conservatory
•Butterfly & Pollinator Gardening: Stroll through our outdoor butterfly garden to learn more about offering a pollinator-friendly habitat
•Bee-ing Bees: Take a closer look at our observation honeybee hive and see the bees in action

If you have any questions, e-mail us at info@cambridgebutterfly.com or call us 519-653-1234 x102.



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PRESTON TOWNE MARKET STORYTIME
Jul 05, 2018 10:30 AM Aug 16, 2018 11:00 AM
Join us at the Preston Towne Market (at Central Park on King Street) Thursdays July 5- August 16th 10:30am-11am for an all ages storytime!
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OF CONTAINERS AND FIRESTARTS EXHIBITION
Jul 12, 2018 - All Day Sep 09, 2018 - All Day
July 12-September 9 at Idea Exchange Queen's Square

The first half of this exhibition is a collaborative investigation of containers. In response to an open call, local artists have proposed alternative containers for coming together. Taking place outside the gallery throughout the course of the exhibition, these artist-created sessions explore wild possibilities for how creative ideas can be exchanged in a variety of formats.

The second half of the exhibition is a series of photographs entitled Firestarts. These photographs borrow imagery from emergency fire building techniques to explore speculative scenarios where material at hand becomes expedient fuel for fires. Speaking simultaneously to very real human needs and the transformative potential of fire, this work considers what it means to be in a moment urgent enough to start a fire, to dismantle and dematerialize something.

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FREE TIM'S SWIMS
Aug 02, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 02, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us Thursday August 2nd, 2-4pm at the W.G. Johnson Centre for a free swim sponsored by Tim Hortons'.
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MEET A MAKER SUMMER SERIES: JOSH BEAN
Aug 02, 2018 6:30 PM Aug 02, 2018 7:30 PM
``Meet a Maker Summer Series: Josh Bean`` takes place on Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30pm at the Old Post Office.
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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Aug 02, 2018 8:30 PM Aug 02, 2018 10:30 PM
Come out to the Cambridge City Hall for a free outdoor movie night at dusk (approximately 8:30-9pm) on August 2nd to watch Annie.
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CAMBRIDGE MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC
Aug 03, 2018 - All Day Aug 05, 2018 - All Day
THE 26th ANNUAL MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC will take place August 3-5, 2018
Downtown Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

The festival runs Friday 8pm - 11pm, Saturday 1pm - 11pm, and Sunday 1pm - 10pm.

This free festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site and from the many fine eating establishments in downtown Cambridge. Local and internationally renowned performers, are selected each year to reflect a most diverse and entertaining mixture of musical cultures.
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THE 26TH ANNUAL MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC
Aug 03, 2018 1:00 PM Aug 05, 2018 11:00 PM
THE 26th ANNUAL MILL RACE FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC
Downtown Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
The festival runs Friday 8pm - 11pm, Saturday 1pm - 11pm, and Sunday 1pm - 10pm.

This free festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site and from the many fine eating establishments in downtown Cambridge. Local and internationally renowned performers, are selected each year to reflect a most diverse and entertaining mixture of musical cultures.
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FREE TIM'S SWIMS
Aug 03, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 03, 2018 4:30 PM
Join us Friday August 3rd, 2-4pm at the John Dolson Centre for a free swim sponsored by Tim Hortons'.
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ICE CREAM CARNIVAL
Aug 05, 2018 10:00 AM Aug 06, 2018 4:00 PM
Celebrate summer with the sweet taste of ice cream at this lively family event August 5th-6th, 10am-4pm at Westfield Heritage Village. Enjoy Edwardian carnival foods, games, amusements and music. Hand cranked real ice cream making demonstrations and samples throughout the day. Don’t miss this delicious and festive family outing!
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Aug 05, 2018 4:00 PM Aug 05, 2018 4:30 PM
August 5th, 4-4:30pm at McDougall Cottage

Few instruments have the ability to evoke emotions or memories as do the national instrument of Scotland, the bagpipes. Join us today as Pipers Jim MacPherson and Pete Galer show us how the haunting and beautiful music of this intriguing instrument can draw us in and mesmerize us like no other. By donation to the Pipers.
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SUNSET YOGA IN NATURE
Aug 08, 2018 7:00 PM Aug 08, 2018 8:00 PM
Moksha Yoga Cambridge is partnering with rare to offer a 60 minute yoga practice dedicated to toning the body, calming the mind and connecting with nature Wednesday August 8th, 7-8pm at RARE's North House. Class is accessible to all levels. We will meet at North House with the yoga taking place at the gardens.
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JONAS & BARRY IN THE HOME: AN AGELESS COMEDY
Aug 09, 2018 - All Day Aug 26, 2018 - All Day
Aug 9 to Aug 26
Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

Following wildly successful runs in St. Jacobs, Grand Bend and Penetanguishene, Norm Foster’s new hit comedy comes to Cambridge with big laughs and an even bigger heart.

Two seniors are searching for friendship, love, and elusive happiness at the Gateway Gardens assisted living home. Barry Butterfield, a newly retired dentist, is unsure of what to do with all his free time. Jonas Ainsworth, a suave stage actor, spends his days wooing the ladies. Proving opposites attract, the men quickly become an inseparable duo and embark on clever ways to spice up their lives – and the lives of those around them.

A mirthful and thoughtful exploration of friendships forged and relationships renewed, Jonas & Barry in the Home is a testament to living each day to the fullest – regardless of your age or stage in life.
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FREE TIM SWIMS
Aug 09, 2018 2:00 AM Aug 09, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us Thursday August 9, 2-4pm at W.G. Johnson Centre for a free swim sponsored by Tim Hortons'.
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CTAL: BALLET LAUGHS
Aug 09, 2018 10:00 AM Aug 09, 2018 12:00 PM
Come to Trillium United Church on Thursday August 9th for "Ballet Laughs" with Katherine Barber. 10:00am start time.
$8.85 (adult) plus applicable taxes
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JONAS & BARRY IN THE HOME - HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE
Aug 09, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Jonas & Barry in the Home
An Ageless Comedy
Aug 9 to Aug 26
Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge
Following wildly successful runs in St. Jacobs, Grand Bend and Penetanguishene, Norm Foster’s new hit comedy comes to Cambridge with big laughs and an even bigger heart.
Matinees at 2pm & evening performances at 7:30pm
click on "more info" for a link, performance dates & times & to purchase tickets
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HESPELER BOOK CLUB
Aug 09, 2018 6:30 PM Aug 09, 2018 8:00 PM
Come out to Idea Exchange Hespeler for their Book Club on August 9th from 6:30-8:00pm. Featuring "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton.
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MEET A MAKER SUMMER SERIES: CAL RASZGA
Aug 09, 2018 6:30 PM Aug 09, 2018 7:30 PM
``Meet a Maker Summer Series: Cal Raszga`` takes place on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30pm at the Old Post Office.
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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Aug 09, 2018 8:30 PM Aug 09, 2018 10:30 PM
Come out to the Cambridge City Hall for a free outdoor movie night at dusk (approximately 8:30-9pm) on August 9th to watch 101 Dalmations.
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CAMBRIDGE RIBFEST
Aug 10, 2018 - All Day Aug 12, 2018 - All Day
Rotary Clubs of Cambridge Sunrise & Cambridge North presents Cambridge Ribfest. Best free 3-day family fun summer event. Great food options for meat lovers as well as vegetarians, Live Entertainment and a KidZone.
This is a major Rotary fundraiser to help support community charities & projects. Your donation is appreciated.
Friday 11-10
Saturday 11-10
Sunday 11-7
Riverside Park, Cambridge
•Rain or shine
•Sorry, no pets (by city ordinance)






We encourage those who enjoy the free admission, free parking, free kids play area and live entertainment at our family-friendly fundraising event, to contribute to the sustainability of the event through a donation. Watch for our contribution campaign at the entrances and in the park.




Our fully volunteer committee works all year to organize this popular event with the core goal to raise money for the many charities we support. Learn more about Rotary and the projects we support here in our community
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FREE TIM SWIMS
Aug 10, 2018 2:00 AM Aug 10, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us Friday August 10, from 2-4pm at the John Dolson Centre for a free swim sponsored by Tim Hortons'.
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BARBARA HOBOT: GRAND RIVER CLEAN-UP
Aug 10, 2018 5:00 PM Aug 10, 2018 7:00 PM
August 10, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Idea Exchange Queen's Square

Inspired by the river clean-up efforts of the Thames River Rally in London, Ontario, this gathering along the banks of the Grand River is an opportunity to prevent garbage from entering the waterways. You’ll be provided with the tools necessary to safely collect trash as you walk along the Grand with fellow river stewards. Note: you may encounter uneven terrain. Close-toed shoes are recommended.
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CHRISTINA KINGSBURY: WALKING IN PLANTAIN'S FOOTSTEPS
Aug 11, 2018 11:00 AM Aug 11, 2018 1:00 PM
August 11, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Idea Exchange Queen's Square
This happening hosts a performative inquiry for humans to enter into dialogue with the plant known as ‘White Man’s Footprint’ or Common Plantain. Plantain is a non-native plant that followed early European settlers to Turtle Island. It is regarded with the special designation ‘naturalized’, reflecting its ability to co-exist with native ecology in useful and non-invasive ways.
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Aug 12, 2018 4:00 PM Aug 12, 2018 4:30 PM
August 12th, 4-4:30pm at McDougall Cottage

Few instruments have the ability to evoke emotions or memories as do the national instrument of Scotland, the bagpipes. Join us today as Pipers Jim MacPherson and Pete Galer show us how the haunting and beautiful music of this intriguing instrument can draw us in and mesmerize us like no other. By donation to the Pipers.
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - MILL RACE PARK PRESENTS: TIM LOUIS QUINTENT
Aug 12, 2018 7:00 PM Aug 12, 2018 8:00 PM
The City of Cambridge in partnership with the Music Performance Fund provides free concerts Sunday nights at 7pm in the beautiful parks of Cambridge. Local performers provide a variety of musical styles from: concert bands, to swing, to jazz. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the concerts! For more information and to find out the different music genres visit website below.
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MID-WEEK TARTAN TEA
Aug 15, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 15, 2018 4:00 PM
Visit to McDougall Cottage for a traditional Scottish tea August 15, 2-4pm. Relax and enjoy sweets and savouries galore. Call to register for $15 plus HST.
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HUNGER GAMES FOAM ARCHERY TAG
Aug 15, 2018 5:00 PM Aug 15, 2018 8:00 PM
Wednesday August 15th, 5-8pm
Join Idea Exchange and Splatzone Paintball for a new kind of fun! Archery Tag combines the best of archery and dodgeball in a heart pumping adrenaline filled event. Bring your friends and register soon for an exhilarating, high energy adventure!
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MY STORY: THE BAREFOOT MEDIUM
Aug 15, 2018 7:00 PM Aug 15, 2018 8:00 PM
Emma Smallbone tells the story of her evolution as a medium and an empath Wednesday August 15th 7-8pm at Idea Exchange Preston.
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FREE TIM SWIMS
Aug 16, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us Thursday August 16, 2-4pm at W.G. Johnson Centre for a free swim sponsored by Tim Hortons'.
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THE ART OF BUSINESS + MAKING: SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE WATERLOO REGION SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE
Aug 16, 2018 6:30 PM Aug 16, 2018 8:30 PM
"The Art of Business + Making: Social media with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre" takes place at the Old Post Office on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30pm.
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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Aug 16, 2018 8:30 PM Aug 16, 2018 10:30 PM
Come out to the Cambridge City Hall for a free outdoor movie night at dusk (approximately 8:30-9pm) on August 16th to watch Despicable Me 3.
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TEXTILES DAY AT WESTFIELD HERITAGE VILLAGE
Aug 19, 2018 12:30 PM Aug 19, 2018 4:30 PM
Come to Westfield Heritage Village Sunday August 19th from 12:30-4pm and enjoy learning how different types of textile fibres are produced and used. Watch the labour-intensive process that transforms the coarse flax plant into a material that can be used to make lovely linen fabric. Discover the interesting process of spinning and dyeing wool and see what the weaver has on the loom today.
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Aug 19, 2018 4:00 PM Aug 19, 2018 4:30 PM
August 19th, 4-4:30pm at McDougall Cottage

Few instruments have the ability to evoke emotions or memories as do the national instrument of Scotland, the bagpipes. Join us today as Piper in the Burg, Andrew Huxley Osborne show us how the haunting and beautiful music of this intriguing instrument can draw us in and mesmerize us like no other. By donation to the Pipers.
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - CENTRAL PARK PRESENTS: CAMBRIDGE CONCERT BAND
Aug 19, 2018 7:00 PM Aug 19, 2018 8:00 PM
The City of Cambridge in partnership with the Music Performance Fund provides free concerts Sunday nights at 7pm in the beautiful parks of Cambridge. Local performers provide a variety of musical styles from: concert bands, to swing, to jazz. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the concerts! For more information and to find out the different music genres visit website below.
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DESIGN YOUR 3D OBJECT IN SKETCHUP
Aug 22, 2018 6:30 PM Aug 22, 2018 8:00 PM
"Design Your 3D Object In Sketchup`` takes place on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30pm at Idea Exchange Queen's Square.
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FREE TIM'S SWIMS
Aug 23, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us Thursday August 23rd, 2-4pm at W.G. Johnson Centre for a free swim sponsored by Tim Hortons'.
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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Aug 23, 2018 8:30 PM Aug 23, 2018 10:30 PM
Come out to the Cambridge City Hall for a free outdoor movie night at dusk (approximately 8:30-9pm) on August 23rd to watch Coco.
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CAMBRIDGE COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL
Aug 25, 2018 10:00 AM Aug 25, 2018 4:00 PM
The 2018 Cambridge Comic Arts Festival takes place at Idea Exchange Queen's Square on Saturday, August 25th 10am-4pm.
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HARVEST TARTAN TEA
Aug 26, 2018 2:00 PM Aug 26, 2018 4:00 PM
August 26th, 2-4pm at McDougall Cottage.

Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more! $15/person + HST. Please call ahead to reserve. Teas begin at 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Music by Bill Muir.
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Aug 26, 2018 4:00 PM Aug 26, 2018 4:30 PM
August 26th, 4-4:30pm at McDougall Cottage

Few instruments have the ability to evoke emotions or memories as do the national instrument of Scotland, the bagpipes. Join us today as Piper in the Burg, Andrew Huxley Osborne show us how the haunting and beautiful music of this intriguing instrument can draw us in and mesmerize us like no other. By donation to the Pipers.
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - FORBES PARK PRESENTS: SUE WINDOVER
Aug 26, 2018 7:00 PM Aug 26, 2018 8:00 PM
The City of Cambridge in partnership with the Music Performance Fund provides free concerts Sunday nights at 7pm in the beautiful parks of Cambridge. Local performers provide a variety of musical styles from: concert bands, to swing, to jazz. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the concerts! For more information and to find out the different music genres visit website below.
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EMBRACING SHARING ECONOMIES WITH KW LIBRARY OF THINGS
Aug 27, 2018 6:30 PM Aug 27, 2018 7:30 PM
"Embracing Sharing Economies with KW Library of Things" takes place on Monday, August 27th at Idea Exchange Preston, 7:30pm.
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OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Aug 30, 2018 8:30 PM Aug 30, 2018 10:30 PM
Come out to the Cambridge City Hall for a free outdoor movie night at dusk (approximately 8:30-9pm) on August 30th to watch Lion King.
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AISLINN THOMAS: SLOW WALKERS OF WATERLOO REGION: INTRODUCTION TO MOON SCHOOL
Sep 01, 2018 2:00 PM Sep 01, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: rare Charitable Research Reserve (meet at George St Paring Lot) September 1st, 2-4pm

George St Parking Lot (where George St turns into Blair Rd) at the head of the Grand Trunk/Walter Bean Grand River Trail.

Join us on an intentional, slow yet playful stroll in the woods. Through games, discussion, and (of course) walking, we will sharpen our senses, meet the plants, trees and rocks around us as individuals, and practice knowing and loving the things in the wild spaces of our world.

People of all ages are welcome, especially adults.
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CAMBRIDGE FALL FAIR
Sep 06, 2018 - All Day Sep 09, 2018 - All Day
Come celebrate our 178th Year at Dickson Park, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada! We have 4 days of family fun, great food, exhilarating rides, and a unique assortment of art, crafts, and vendors to make your back-to-school weekend memorable!
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SHARED POCKET EXHIBITION
Sep 14, 2018 - All Day Oct 28, 2018 - All Day
September 14 – October 28, 2018 at Idea Exchange Preston

In Shared Pocket, Shannon Garden-Smith and M.E. Smit-Dicks present new work, transforming Preston Gallery by physicalizing cavities, considering the gathered object, and exploring domestic materiality.
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CAMBRIDGE DOORS OPEN- CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 5:00 PM
built 1880-1882; design: John Hall Jr., Guelph, with W.H. Mallory

Rare tours of the bell tower will be offered for Doors Open at this striking granite-and-limestone Gothic Revival church with its patterned slate roof. Central’s elegant beauty and picturesque location beside the Grand River make it one of Waterloo Region’s great church buildings, and immediately recognizable. The tower with its 184-foot spire contains ten memorial bells, chimed weekly from a stand of wooden handles connected to rods and chains in the steeple. The church has a large seating capacity, a beautiful curving gallery of 1889, 19th century stained glass as well as eleven 20th century memorial stained glass windows, and a 1928 Casavant organ with over 2,000 pipes.
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CAMBRIDGE DOORS OPEN- GALT CARNEGIE LIBRARY BUILDING
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 5:00 PM
built 1903; design: F.W. Mellish, Galt

A library until 1969, this is arguably the most impressive of Waterloo Region’s seven surviving Carnegie-endowed library buildings. Your Doors Open hosts are building occupants Pinnacle Consultants Inc., specializing in the Government of Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development program, and Pinnacle Capital Inc., a private investment firm. Outside, Edwardian red brick sets off the monumental, two-and-a-half-storey stone Beaux Arts entrance portico with Ionic columns. Its fine sculptural detail is expressed in corbels, dentils, palmettes, and other ornament. A frieze and decorative cornice wrap the entire building. Built to the edge of the Grand River, even the river elevation is well designed. Inside, Pinnacle has undertaken an adaptive re-use of both floors, while conserving many original elements. Ceiling plasterwork, columns, and pilasters are particularly intricate. The wood trim and broad, heavily-built staircase have been restored. Leaded and stained glass remains in place.
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CAMBRIDGE DOORS OPEN- WESLEY UNITED CHURCH
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 3:00 PM
built 1879-1895; design: James Dalgleish, Galt

OPEN 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The interior and exterior of this landmark stone church, one of the last works of Galt’s own James Dalgleish, are studies in architectural grace and beauty. Open to the public are the lofty sanctuary with original woodwork, stained glass windows including the heritage designated rose window, a fantastic sweeping gallery, the contemplative chapel, and the adjoining parlor. Wesley’s Apple Corps will have their regular Apple Dumpling Cafe open for business from 8 a.m. to 11:30 (unless they sell out early!) and will also be selling pies and apple dumplings as part of the Cambridge Farmers’ Market, just next door. Informal concerts on the heritage pipe organ in the sanctuary will be offered during Doors Open.
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DOORS OPEN- CONESTOGA COLLEGE APPLIED RESEARCH HUB & GRAND INNOVATIONS
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 5:00 PM
built c.1890-1913, renovated 2017-2018
design: MartinSimmons Architects Inc., Kitchener (2017-2018)

Tour these two large facilities on the first and second floors inside a historical former machinery factory, later Tiger Brand Knitting Company, and now part of a major redevelopment project blending old and new.
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DOORS OPEN- GALT COLLECTIVE
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 5:00 PM
built c.1923

Galt Collective is a new coworking space in the historical former South Waterloo Agricultural Society building, freshly opened and ready to be enjoyed. Located on the Grand River and part of the downtown core, Galt Collective is set to become a creative hub for work, collaboration, and community. Tour this newly renovated industrial office/event space that shares the building with Blackwing Café. Original interior elements include high ceilings, wood floors, and heavy post and beam construction.
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DOORS OPEN- GRAND RIVER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 5:00 PM
Two guided walks: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Meet in the Cambridge Sculpture Garden, 53 Grand Ave. S. in Downtown Cambridge. Rain or shine.

Join City staff for a guided tour of the newly constructed Grand River pedestrian bridge. Take in views of historical Downtown Cambridge, and learn about the significance of this location in the city’s history and the importance of the new bridge to the city’s future. The bridge was built directly upon infrastructure from a former rail bridge, and it provides an accessible connection between the west and east sides of Downtown Cambridge, spanning from the Gaslight District development across to the proposed location of a new ION light rail transit terminal. The bridge was built as part of the “Back to the Rivers” initiative currently underway in the city’s core areas, aimed to reconnect Cambridge with the rivers that run through it.
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DOORS OPEN- UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 4:00 PM
built 1919-1938, renovated 2004
design: Levitt Goodman Architects, Toronto (2004)

OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The last industrial plant built on the Grand River in Galt, Riverside Silk Mill had large open spaces flooded with natural light. Its industrial atmosphere, spacious interior, and spectacular town and river views were preserved and enhanced in its School of Architecture transformation. The former silk mill, over 80,000 sq. ft. on three levels, is now home to over 450 graduate and undergraduate students, 14 staff, 20 faculty, a full-service restaurant, and the art and design gallery Design at Riverside. Stop in to see this Doors Open favourite from the inside; it’s an exceptional piece of industrial built heritage, housing an exceptional institution dedicated to the building arts.
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MONARCH TAGGING WEEKEND AT THE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 16, 2018 5:00 PM
Monarch Tagging Weekend. Join us Monarch Tagging Weekend for educational activities, presentations & showings of the award-winning documentary, "Flight of the Butterflies".
Sponsor a migratory Monarch! Tagging demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.
Schedule of Events

10:30 am - "Flight of the Butterflies" showing
11:30 am - Interactive Presentation: Helping Monarchs 101
12:00 pm - Monarch butterfly release**

1:00 pm - "Flight of the Butterflies" showing
2:00 pm - Interactive Presentation: Helping Monarchs 101
2:30 pm - Monarch butterfly release**

3:00 pm - "Flight of the Butterflies" showing
4:00 pm - Monarch butterfly release**

** Please note that the butterfly releases are weather dependent.

Regular admission applies.

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CAMBRIDGE DOORS OPEN- OLD POST OFFICE
Sep 15, 2018 11:00 AM Sep 15, 2018 5:00 PM
built 1885, 2018; design: Thomas Fuller, Ottawa (1885), RDH Architects, Toronto (2018)

OPEN 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Take a special guided tour to explore what’s old and what’s brand new at the former Galt Post Office, one of the most impressive buildings in Cambridge, with its beautiful clock tower and spectacular Grand River views. It’s among the best surviving works by celebrated Chief Dominion Architect of Canada (1881-1896) Thomas Fuller. The 1885 building was deliberately designed to make a visible statement about the prosperity of Canada; a design which contributed to its 1983 designation as a National Historic Site. While respecting its historic designation, RDH Architects has built a new addition and undertaken a much-anticipated restoration and adaptive re-use of this heritage landmark. In summer 2018, the Old Post Office location of Idea Exchange opens as a digital library with creative studios, a discovery centre, a makerspace, and a heritage reading room café. For Doors Open, guided tours of this remarkable building will bridge the centuries (last tour 4:30 p.m.), and an illustrated talk at 11:30 a.m. will survey library buildings past, present, and future!
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CANADA'S BALLET JÖRGEN: COPPÉLIA
Sep 16, 2018 - All Day Sep 16, 2018 - All Day
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm at the Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen: Coppélia
A Romantic Comedy Ballet

Coppélia is one of the world’s most famous comic ballets. This funny and romantic story takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely toy maker who wishes he could bring his dolls to life. When he magically creates Coppélia, a stunning, life-sized dancing doll, one of the local villagers Nathanael falls madly in love with her, creating a comic competition for her affections.
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10TH ANNIVERSARY OF TELLING TALES: A FAMILY FESTIVAL O
Sep 16, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Westfield Heritage Village; Sunday September 16th 10am-4pm

Designated one of the province’s “Top 100” by Festivals and Events Ontario, this is a free event celebrating Canada’s leading children’s writers and illustrators. Meet authors, artists and musicians and take part in the popular Book Swap and Shop.
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MEET A MAKER: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM THROUGH FASHION DESIGN
Sep 20, 2018 6:30 PM Sep 20, 2018 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Old Post Office

Bella Viglianti is the designer behind bvd., a sustainable clothing brand that focuses on making the clothes and other textiles we own last longer by repurposing them into new, contemporary fashions. Her goal as a designer is to create beautiful pieces that women want to wear and to teach her customers about the importance of slow fashion from an environmental standpoint.
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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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CAMBRIDGE FALL STUDIO TOUR
Sep 22, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 23, 2018 5:00 PM
A self-guided tour throughout Cambridge. Meet the artists, get a behind the scenes look at studio practices and insights into the creative & business sides of being an artisst. Art may be for sale. Event is free. presented by the Cambridge Centre for the Arts.The next Cambridge Studio Tour will take place SEPTEMBER 22 & 23, 2018
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A TASTE OF WARM BREAD
Sep 30, 2018 12:30 PM Sep 30, 2018 4:00 PM
Come and taste a little bit history at Westfield Heritage Village, Sunday September 30th 12:30-4pm! Warm, soft, crusty – bread is the theme of this day. Learn how different types of breads are made in hearths, woodstoves and the bake oven. Samples will be available!
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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
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CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FREE OKTOBERFEST LUNCHEON
Oct 03, 2018 - All Day Oct 03, 2018 - All Day
The local celebrations will kick-off with an opening ceremony with the Cambridge Mayor and City Council, with a free Oktoberfest lunch courtesy of M&M Meat Shops, on Wednesday, October 3rd at Cambridge City Hall. There will be a keg tapping ceremony and Maypole Raising, with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest officials; including, Miss Oktoberfest and Onkel Hans, and live entertainment.
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WOOLLY BEAR WEEKENDS AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Oct 06, 2018 10:00 AM Oct 27, 2018 5:00 PM
Woolly Bear Weekends take place Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October (and Thanksgiving Monday) at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory.
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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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BOOK SALE
Oct 12, 2018 - All Day Oct 18, 2018 - All Day
It's book sale time Oct 12-18 at all Idea Exchange library locations: Hespeler, Clemens Mill, Preston, Queen's Square

Materials offered may include adult and children's books, magazines, CD and DVDs [at prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.00]. New selections are added throughout each day.
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PUMPKIN SUNDAY AT WESTFIELD HERITAGE VILLAGE
Oct 21, 2018 12:30 PM Oct 21, 2018 4:00 PM
Westfield Heritage Village; Sunday October 21st, 12:30-4pm

A fun event for the whole family, especially the little ones! Featuring pumpkin-themed games, demonstrations, crafts and activities. Bring your camera!
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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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EVENT 1: TRACES: ON PHOTOGRAPHY
Oct 22, 2018 6:30 PM Oct 22, 2018 8:30 PM
October 22, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Design at Riverside

In the opening for this year’s Master Works Exhibition, the six architecture graduate students whose work is featured discuss the role photography played in their thesis research. After short presentations on their individual approaches to the medium, we will open the floor for a moderated discussion on photography as a research tool.
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JAZZ PIPES!?!
Oct 25, 2018 7:00 PM Oct 25, 2018 9:00 PM
Jazz Pipes!?! at McDougall Cottage.Tyler and guitarist Ian Bane explore the relationship
between the bagpipe and the guitar. Jazz, Blues, and Country influences will mix with traditional pipe music to create something new and possibly unexpected.

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN AT WESTFIELD HERITAGE VILLAGE
Oct 26, 2018 6:30 PM Oct 26, 2018 9:30 PM
Something curious is happening in the village! Find out what as you explore by lantern, pumpkins and moonlight Friday October 26th; 6:30-9:30pm.
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EVENT 2: TRACES: ON OPPRESSIVE IDEOLOGIES
Oct 29, 2018 6:30 PM Oct 29, 2018 8:30 PM
October 22, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Design at Riverside

Victor Zagabe and Thomas Yuan examine how oppression and control can manifest in varying spatial relations. On one hand, the building holds the potential to become a symbol of deceptive mass communication, shrouding ideological contradictions. Victor examines three buildings which encapsulate hidden and visible identities constructed through imperialism and Zairianization. This is viewed in a visual medium which sets the tone for the apocalyptic ends of these ideologies. As a counterpoint, Thomas looks at the excess of control extended by the visual and material culture of 1960s China. No longer at the forefront of public consciousness, architecture is overshadowed by the tyranny of mass media in the form of dazibao, big character posters. The result is a creation of a space of self-surveillance and violence.
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Grand River & City Scenes


Bridge A mix of shots taken in the heart of Cambridge, Ontario. Located by the Grand River, the city has a wonderful mix of nature and architecture.  More
 

Speed River Millpond & Dam


Guy SmilingEarly summer views of Jacob's Landing, the Silknit dam, Hespeler millpond and Speed River, bookended with relevant water quotes. More
 

Riverside Park Winter's Tail


Happy Woman The largest park in Preston (Cambridge) at 102 hectares (256 acres), Riverside is situated beside an 1890 millpond on the Speed River. 
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