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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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RIVERSIDE PRINT GROUP GALLERY "IT'S ALL TOO MUCH"
Jun 08, 2018 - All Day Jul 13, 2018 - All Day
Come to the Cambridge Centre for the Arts June 8- July 13 for the Riverside Print Group gallery, "It's All Too Much". These artists are much accomplished in the skills of printmaking including etching, monoprint, drypoint and linoleum prints.
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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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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Jul 01, 2018 4:00 PM Jul 01, 2018 4:30 PM
July 1st, 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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CAMBRIDGE CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Jul 01, 2018 8:00 PM Jul 01, 2018 11:00 PM
Sunday July 1st, Riverside Park/King Street
Family fun for all ages, beginning with a fishing derby for children, followed by the annual Canada Day parade, amusement rides, children's fun area, local bands, wrestling and more, then topped off with a firework display to music. Visit our website for more details on the festival.

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WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS
Jul 04, 2018 6:00 PM Jul 04, 2018 8:00 PM
On Wednesday July 4th from 6-8pm, come out to Cambridge City Hall for live entertainment featuring Brent & Sarah, and Sonshine and Broccoli!
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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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BOARD GAME CAFE
Jul 05, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 05, 2018 10:00 PM
Come join us for the Board Game Café on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at Hespeler Public Library!
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MONTHLY KITCHEN CEILIDH
Jul 05, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 05, 2018 9:00 PM
All are welcome to McDougall Cottage on July 5th, 7-9pm to join us for a casual evening concert presented by talented local musicians and featuring traditional music, song and Scottish hospitality . This month’s guest host is Robin Harrison (concertina). Admission is by cash donation.
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OLD POST OFFICE PARTY
Jul 06, 2018 6:00 PM Jul 06, 2018 10:00 PM
The Old Post Office Party will have performances, food and drinks and a projection light show. All are welcome!
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HESPELER VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jul 07, 2018 - All Day Jul 07, 2018 - All Day
BIG NEWS! The Forbes Park Music Festival is now called the Hespeler Village Music Festival and it is going to be bigger and better than ever this year! Be sure to follow us for updates as the event gets closer. An annual community celebration - enjoy family friendly activities and food trucks all day, then cheers with your neighbours in the beer tent at night. July 7!
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INSTANT POT RECIPE SWAP
Jul 07, 2018 3:30 PM Jul 07, 2018 4:30 PM
``Instant Pot Recipe Swap `` takes place on Saturday, July 7th at 3:30pm at Queen's Square.
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Jul 08, 2018 4:00 PM Jul 08, 2018 4:30 PM
July 8th, 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 - FORBES PARK PRESENTS: THE PAUL MITCHELL GROUP
Jul 08, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 08, 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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CRUSIN CLASSICS - A NIGHT AT THE DINER - HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE
Jul 11, 2018 2:00 PM Jan 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Cruisin' Classics
A Night at the Diner
Grab your poodle skirt, pull on your bobby socks, and get ready for fun with a rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration featuring classic hits of the Baby Boomer era!
July 11 to July 21 matinees at 2pm, evening performances at 7:30pm
Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge
Please click on more info for link to website for more information & to purchase tickets
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WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS
Jul 11, 2018 6:00 PM Jul 11, 2018 8:00 PM
On Wednesday July 11th from 6-8pm, come out to Cambridge City Hall for live entertainment featuring Tim Holland (stunt ventriloquist) and Team T & J!
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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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HESPELER BOOK CLUB
Jul 12, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Come out to Idea Exchange Hespeler for their Book Club on July 12th from 6:30-8:00pm. Featuring " The Light In The Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian.
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MEET A MAKER SUMMER SERIES: IAN FOSTER
Jul 12, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 12, 2018 7:30 PM
``Meet a Maker Summer Series: Ian Foster`` takes place on Thursday, July 12th at 6:30pm at the Old Post Office.
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MMET A MAKER SUMMER SERIES: IAN FOSTER
Jul 12, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 12, 2018 7:30 PM
Part performance and part talk, come meet singer/songwriter Ian Foster on Thursday July 12th, 6:30-7:30pm at the Old Post Office.

Get up close and personal with local makers and artists working in a variety of mediums in these drop-in, show and share style events. Each special guest will inspire you to make your own creations in our new Makerspace and Creative Studios.
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RARE'S ANNUAL BUTTERFLY COUNT
Jul 14, 2018 9:00 AM Jul 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Join Jenna Quinn at rare’s Annual Butterfly Count on Saturday July 14th, 9am-4pm at RARE's Lamb's Inn. During this official butterfly census, we will identify and count all of the butterfly species throughout all habitats on the reserve. Nets and identification resources/guides will be provided. Please note that participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Don’t forget your hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Long pants and appropriate hiking shoes are recommended.
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ST. SWITHIN'S DAY TARTAN TEA
Jul 15, 2018 2:00 PM Jul 15, 2018 4:00 PM
We honour St. Swithin’s Day with a Tartan Tea at McDougall Cottage on July 15, 2-4pm. Grab an old friend, or two, and come on down for a traditional tea with lots of tasty treats. Musician Eleanor Matte (fiddle) provides the musical mood. Call to register for $15 plus HST.
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Jul 15, 2018 4:00 PM Jul 15, 2018 4:30 PM
July 15th, 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, Glen Howie 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: GALT KILTIE BAND
Jul 15, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 15, 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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WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS
Jul 18, 2018 6:00 PM Jul 18, 2018 8:00 PM
On Wednesday July 19th from 6-8pm, come out to Cambridge City Hall for live entertainment featuring Mr. Chris & The Gassy Bubbles and Bubbleology Show!
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MEET A MAKER SUMMER SERIES: SHAWNA BAUER-KENYON
Jul 19, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 19, 2018 7:30 PM
June 19th, 6:30-7:30pm at the Old Post Office.

Local artist, Shawna Bauer-Kenyon, will inspire you to use our Cricut Cutter.

Get up close and personal with local makers and artists working in a variety of mediums in these drop-in, show and share style events. Each special guest will inspire you to make your own creations in our new Makerspace and Creative Studios.
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SUMMER EVENING GHOST WALK
Jul 19, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 19, 2018 9:00 PM
July 19th, 7-9pm at McDougall Cottage

Put on your comfy walking shoes and join McDougall staffer, Joleen Taylor, as she takes us on a spooky nighttime adventure that looks at the history and hauntings of Galt. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight. $10 per person plus HST. Space is limited. Please call to register.
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CAMBRIDGE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
Jul 20, 2018 - All Day Jul 21, 2018 - All Day
Highland Games have been taking place for hundreds of years. Originally, these events were organized to keep men in good physical condition so that they were prepared in times of war. Throughout the years, the Highland Games became a great way to spend time with family, enjoy the pipes and drums as well was compete in competitions. Today, we keep that part of Scottish heritage alive and well.
8:30am - 12:00pm Piping & Drumming Competition
8:00am – 5:00pm Highland Dance Competition
10:00am - 12:00pm Heavy Events Competition
11:00am - 7:00pm Beer Gardens
1:00pm - 4:30pm Children's Glen
1:00pm - 5:00pm Competitions ongoing
10:30am - 12:00pm Tug O War Competition
12:00pm - 12:30pm Opening Ceremonies Massed Bands
5:30pm Closing Ceremonies

•Avenue of the Clans
•Food Vendors
•Indoor Tea Room
•Retail Vendors
•Beer Garden
•Genealogy
•Antique Cars
•Scottish Cattle
•Children’s Glen
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Jul 22, 2018 4:00 PM Jul 22, 2018 4:30 PM
July 22nd, 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: LICORICE ALLSORTS
Jul 22, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 22, 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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BUMBLING BERT'S BUBBLE-PALOOZA
Jul 25, 2018 2:00 PM Jul 25, 2018 2:00 PM
Dazzling magic will have you bursting with giggles at Idea Exchange Preston, Wednesday July 25th at 2pm! Then pop some of the biggest, best, bubbliest bubbles while dancing to the music!
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WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS
Jul 25, 2018 6:00 PM Jul 25, 2018 8:00 PM
On Wednesday July 26th from 6-8pm, come out to Cambridge City Hall for live entertainment featuring Comedy in Motion and Barry o’Kids Show!
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INTRODUCTION TO TINKERCAD
Jul 25, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 25, 2018 8:00 PM
"Introduction To Tinkercad`` takes place on Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00pm at Idea Exchange Queen's Square.
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BUMBLING BERT'S BUBBLE-PALOOZA
Jul 26, 2018 2:00 PM Jul 26, 2018 2:00 PM
Dazzling magic will have you bursting with giggles at Idea Exchange Queen's Square, Thursday July 26th at 2pm! Then pop some of the biggest, best, bubbliest bubbles while dancing to the music!
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MEET A MAKER SUMMER SERIES: BELLA VIGLIANTI
Jul 26, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Meet fashion designer Bella Viglianti -- the designer behind BVD (Bella Viglianti Designs), a sustainable clothing brand, Thursday, July 26th, 6:30-7:30pm at the Old Post Office.

Bella focuses on making 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 fashion from an environmental standpoint.

Find her fashions at Foxglove Studios, 20 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge.
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THE GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPIE, PIOBAIREACHD, & CEOL BEAG
Jul 26, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 26, 2018 9:00 PM
Thursday July 26th 7-9pm at McDougall Cottage.

Tyler performs on the great highland bagpipe and talks about the different piping styles including the classical music of the bagpipe called Piobaireachd.
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NFB FILM CLUB: FINDING DAWN
Jul 27, 2018 2:00 PM Jul 27, 2018 4:00 PM
Idea Exchange presents a free screening of ``A Better Man`` on Friday, July 27th, from 2:00 - 4:00pm at Queen`s Square as part of our National Film Board of Canada series.
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FIELDSTONE CRITERIUM OF CAMBRIDGE BIKE RACE
Jul 28, 2018 - All Day Jul 28, 2018 - All Day
The Nationally Sanctioned Fieldstone Criterium of Cambridge Bike Race will be hosted in the famous old historical Galt area of Cambridge on Saturday July 28th. Cyclists will race 1.2km over 2 bridges sprawling the famous Grand River passing by the Central Presbyterian and other wonderful old Churches built in the 1800’s.This stunning course reminds many cyclists of the Grand Tour events in Europe. The film industry regularly comes to this particular Ontario site to film. Cycle Waterloo feels the Fieldstone Criterium will be unmatched in Canada for its stunning beauty for criterium bike racing with an estimated 5000+ spectators cheering on the racers around the full course.
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POP-UP LIBRARY IN THE GARDEN
Jul 28, 2018 10:00 AM Jul 28, 2018 12:00 PM
The Preston Idea Exchange and rare Charitable Research Reserve are hosting a Pop-Up Library in the Gardens at rare’s Springbank Community Gardens Saturday July 28th, 10am-12pm. Pull up a blanket in the shade and join Emma, the Idea Exchange’s Children’s Programmer for a children’s book reading at 10:30 a.m. After story time you can enjoy a garden tour led by rare’s Gardens Coordinator, Taryn or choose to stay in the shade and snuggle up with another book from the Idea Exchange’s Pop-Up Library. Healthy, light refreshments and drinking water will be supplied. There are restroom facilities on site.
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PIPING HOT SUNDAY
Jul 29, 2018 4:00 PM Jul 29, 2018 4:30 PM
July 29th, 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 - FORBES PARK PRESENTS: GALT KILTIE BAND
Jul 29, 2018 7:00 PM Jul 29, 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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GARDENING AND BEYOND: DIY OUTDOOR SKINCARE
Jul 30, 2018 6:30 PM Jul 30, 2018 7:30 PM
"Gardening and Beyond: DIY Outdoor Skincare" takes place at Idea Exchange Preston on Monday, July 30th at 6:30pm.


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MAD SCIENCE
Jul 31, 2018 2:00 PM Jul 31, 2018 2:00 PM
Get your science on at Idea Exchange Hespeler on Tuesday July 31st at 2pm! See foggy dry ice storms, float on a Mad Science hovercraft, watch a foam factory at work, make magic mud, alter sound waves, and so much more!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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