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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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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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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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EMERGE
Sep 14, 2018 2:00 PM Sep 29, 2018 8:00 PM
"Emerge"
by Charlene Phelps
Directed by Mathew Willson
Evenings:September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2018
Matinee: September 23, 2017
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM
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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
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.
Free parking at Rockton Fairgrounds with complimentary shuttle service to Westfield. (Please note there is no parking at Westfield.)
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TERRY FOX RUN
Sep 16, 2018 11:00 AM Sep 16, 2018 11:59 PM
Run Day Details
Registration: 11:00 am
Official Start: 12:00 pm
Location: Riverside Park (Mickler Field)
Main intersection: King Street West and Fountain Street
Parking is available and GRT Transit accessible
Snacks and live music will be provided.
Water stations will be available. Please bring a refillable water bottle.
Route Information:
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible
Dog friendly (must be on leash)
Route distance: 1km and 2.5 km (loop twice for 5 km)
For more information:
Emilia Strada
519-589-2998
cambridgeterryfoxrun@rogers.com
Event details are always subject to change. Check back closer to Run Day to confirm.
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EXPLORE THE SCORE: MASTERWORKS CSO SEASON SAMPLER
Sep 18, 2018 7:00 PM May 22, 2018 8:30 PM
Please join Sabatino Vacca, Music Director of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, as he discusses their upcoming season. The orchestra will offer concert programmes ranging in style from Classical, Choral, Dance, and Big Band, including works by Rachmaninoff, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and more. Audiovisual materials will be presented. Come and explore these concert offerings and learn more about your CSO.Pre registration required. Bring a friend!

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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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TALK: WITCHES, WIVES, AND WENCHES, PRESENTED BY JOANNA RICKERT-HALL
Sep 20, 2018 7:00 PM Sep 20, 2018 9:00 PM
McDougall Cottage presents "Talk: Witches, Wives, and Wenches: Inside the Salem Witch Hysteria. Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, presented by Joanna Rickert-Hall" on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
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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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P.D. DAY ACTIVITIES - AWESOME AUTUMN! AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Sep 21, 2018 1:00 PM Sep 21, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us for P.D. Day Activities at McDougall Cottage on Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm! This year's theme is "Awesome Autumn!"


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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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CAMBRIDGE STUDIO TOUR & SALE 2018
Sep 22, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 23, 2018 5:00 PM
Sept. 22 10am to 5pm
Sept. 23 12pm to 5pm
Cambridge is bursting with many talented artists! Thank you for joining us for our annual free Studio Tour September 22 & 23, 2018.
This interactive self-guided tour includes a number of studios throughout the community. Choose where your tour goes and visit the studios in any order you'd like. Visit website for more information.
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HESPELER'S VILLAGE 9TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sep 22, 2018 10:00 AM Sep 22, 2018 4:00 PM
The 9th Annual Harvest Festival, in Forbes Park, Hespeler. Join us for our annual family community event! Live Music, Games for the whole family, Pie Eating Contest, Mini Golf, Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Petting Zoo, Vendors, BBQ, and more! Free family fun for all ages in Hespeler
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DIGGING IN THE DIRT AT SHADE'S MILL PARK
Sep 22, 2018 1:30 PM Sep 22, 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. With the daily hustle and bustle of urban life, we ignore that very special substance which sustains human survival – SOIL! The word dirt simply fails to define the complexities of soils and the organisms it supports. Equipped with shovels, trowels and sieves, we will sample soil from multiple habitats to discover that soil is not dirt! 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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TALK: NAVIGATING THE CAMBRIDGE ARCHIVES, PRESENTED BY DAN SCHMALZ
Sep 26, 2018 7:00 PM Sep 26, 2018 9:00 PM
Join Dan Schmalz at McDougall Cottage for "Talk: Navigating the Cambridge Archives” on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:00pm.
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50+ ACTIVE LIVING FAIR
Sep 27, 2018 2:00 PM Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PM
The "50+ Active Living Fair" takes place on Thursday September 27th, 2018, at Hespeler Arena (640 Ellis Road West). It runs from 2-7pm (free).
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PAINT THE GRAND EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION AND SILENT AUCTION KICK-OFF
Sep 28, 2018 7:00 PM Sep 28, 2018 9:00 PM
"Paint the Grand Exhibit Opening Reception and Silent Auction Kick-off" at McDougall Cottage
Friday, September 29th, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Light refreshments and music by The Fair Wind.

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RUN FOR THE TOAD AT PINEHURST LAKE PARK
Sep 29, 2018 8:00 AM Sep 29, 2018 5:00 PM
Registration required, park admission is free for race spectators
Canada's premier long-distance trail race. 12.5 km, 25 km, 50 km runs and a Children's Run. Exhibits and family activities. Park admission is free for spectators. For more information and registration visit www.runforthetoad.com.
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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
visit website for performance dates & times & to purchase tickets
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CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FREE OKTOBERFEST LUNCHEON
Oct 03, 2018 11:30 AM Oct 03, 2018 1:30 PM
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.
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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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THE SCOOP ON POOP- BECOMING A NATURE'S DETECTIVE AT SHADE'S MILL PARK CLONE
Oct 06, 2018 1:30 PM Oct 06, 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.
Animals are elusive, camouflaged and seldom seen. Instead, they leave behind clues of their presence – tracks, food scraps, tufts of fur or feathers and yes, poop! Meet up with our Nature Guide, become a Nature Detective, read the clues and get the scoop on poop. 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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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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TEDDY BEAR SHELTERS AT SHADES MILL PARK
Oct 13, 2018 1:30 PM Oct 13, 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.
Shelter is a basic requirement of survival for wildlife. Here is our challenge: can you build a small shelter of natural materials that will keep a teddy bear, its' offspring (a small bottle of gelatin) and its' food warm and dry? Bring your own or borrow a teddy bear from the Nature Centre. This program is suitable for families. 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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ORIENTEERING WITH A COMPASS AND MAP AT SHADE'S MILL PARK
Oct 20, 2018 1:30 PM Oct 20, 2018 3:00 PM
There is a saying that if you have a compass you will never be lost - but you should know how to use it! From setting a compass bearing to reading a map, you will learn to navigate from one location to another around Shade’s Mills. This program is suitable for families and school-aged children from Grade 3 and up. 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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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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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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EXPLORE THE SCORE: RIGOLETTO, A TRAGIC CURSE
Nov 13, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 13, 2018 8:30 PM
With each concert the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra has striven to make it better than the last. With each season we have striven to make it more memorable than the last. As we move forward into our second decade, we will strive to make it more outstanding than the last.
Our Explore the Score sessions will continue this year as will our chamber music concerts in the Cambridge area. Please check our website for details. Join us as we continue together in this beautiful journey. Catch the excitement! Catch the wonder! Catch the music!
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FEEDER FRENZY AT SHADE'S 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. Pre registration is not required.
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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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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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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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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OWL PROWL AT SHADE'S MILLS PARK
Nov 25, 2018 7:00 PM Nov 25, 2018 9:00 PM
Owl Prowl at Shade's Mills Park takes place Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

How well can you hoot? Equipped with recordings of owl calls, we will try to attract in the local resident owls of Shade’s Mills Park and if you are brave enough, you can try to imitate owl calls. Dress warmly, we will be outside and moving slowly. This program is suitable for adults and school aged children. Children under 14 must accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Shade's Mills Toyota Nature Centre.
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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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