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THE WHOLE SHEBANG - EXHIBIT AT IDEA EXCHANGE
Nov 24, 2017 7:00 PM Feb 11, 2018 8:00 PM
The Whole Shebang at Idea Exchange, Queen's Sq. November 24, 2017 – February 11, 2018 seeks to question what it means to collect and the principles and policies in place around such an act. Who decides what is worth preserving and what isn’t? What happens when the trajectory of a collection changes? Is there a point when collections overstep their mandate? For the duration of this research project, the vaults will be emptied and every work in Cambridge Art Galleries’ collection of 200+ works will be on display simultaneously and all within the same gallery space. Drawing attention to the volume of works as well as the tools and materials used to protect them, Cambridge Art Galleries is not only displaying a collection spanning 30 years but presenting an opportunity to rethink what it means to collect, the policies around such an enterprise, the logistics of objecthood, and whether or not collecting should still be a relevant and active practice.
Research and Tour Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday: 2:00 – 5:00pm, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday and Monday by appointment
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KNIT FOR A CAUSE
Jan 17, 2018 4:30 PM Mar 07, 2018 5:30 PM
Knitters unite at Idea Exchange Clemens Mill on Wednesdays from January 17-March 7, 4:30pm-5:30pm! If you are a knitter and would like to put your talent, skill, and creations to good use, come out to Knit for a Cause and create a cozy item for someone in need. Please bring your own knitting needles and yarn.
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BECKY'S NEW CAR - CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Jan 26, 2018 8:00 PM Feb 04, 2018 8:00 PM
"Becky's New Car"
by Steven Dietz
Directed by David MacMillan
Evenings: January 26, 27, February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2018
Matinee: February 4, 2018
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM

A fork in the road often appears when you least expect it, and in the most unlikely way. When this happens to Becky, she finds that despite what she thinks is the obvious choice, it becomes clear that it’s not nearly so apparent. She suddenly has thoughts she never believed she could have, and maybe even the ability to act on them. Does this fork in the road become a turning point in the life of this middle-aged, happily married average woman? ‘Becky’s New Car’ is a play
about options and their repercussions, choices that can lead to the point of no return.
Funny, heart-warming and thoughtful, you will leave the theatre with
your own thoughts and the choices you would make, given the chance

www.cambridgecommunityplayers.com
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KNIIT TOGETHER AT IDEA EXCHANGE ALL LOCATIONS
Jan 28, 2018 10:30 AM Mar 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Knit Together at all Idea Exchange locations staring January 8 - March 26, 2018,
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Queens Square location
Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm at Hespeler location
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, at Preston location




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TIME ON THEIR SIDE EXHIBIT
Feb 02, 2018 - All Day Mar 09, 2018 - All Day
Join us at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts' current featured exhibition. Time on Their Side
Opening reception: Friday, February 2, 2018 7-9pm
This show features paintings by Bernadine Van Renne. Bernadine's paintings capture a fleeting photographic moment in the lives of everyday people.
This exhibit runs from February 2 - March 9, 2018


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ARTSSMARTS WATERLOO REGION: 10 YEARS NEW HOME, NEW BEGINNINGS
Feb 05, 2018 - All Day Apr 08, 2018 - All Day
What happens when we use the arts to teach math, social studies or science? Magic. For 10 years ArtsSmarts Waterloo Region has been fostering equity and inclusion in classrooms by giving students a new set of tools to express their learning.
We are proud to announce that we are the new home for ArtsSmarts in the Region
Join us in the Preston gallery opening Feb. 5 as we celebrate 10 years of student achievement with a selection of past project examples from schools across the Region.
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WATERLOO ARCHITECTURE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
Feb 05, 2018 - All Day Apr 08, 2018 - All Day
Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary Idea Exchange Design at Riverside

Structured around the Waterloo School of Architecture’s six areas of architectural pedagogy – Design Studio, Cultural History + Theory, Environment + Technology, Visual + Digital Media, Landscape + Urbanism, and Co-operative Education — this exhibition will place the work of innovative alumni in dialogue with the work of ground-breaking architectural practitioners and academics. This conversation of artifacts and texts is being staged in order to raise questions about how architectural education can address our turbulent world with an emerging cultural and technical knowledge equal to the challenge it faces.

Opening: Monday, February 5 at 6:30pm.
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CTAL- THE LUCKY IRON FISH PROJECT
Feb 08, 2018 10:00 AM Feb 08, 2018 2:00 PM
CAMBRIDGE THIRD AGE LEARNING February 8th 10am-12pm at Trillium United Church with Dr. Alastair Summerlee, Interim President at Carleton University, and director of research for the Lucky Iron Fish Project, a project which started in Cambodia to encourage women to add fish-shaped cast-iron ingots to boiling water in their cooking pots to act as iron supplementation. The results have been stunning! Come and hear Dr. Summerlee tell the story of the Lucky Iron Fish Project and its global impact!
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IDEA EXCHANGE BOOK SALE ALL LOCATIONS
Feb 09, 2018 10:00 AM Feb 15, 2018 8:30 PM
It's book sale time at all Idea Exchange library locations! February 9-15, 2018
Clemens Mill
50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge, ON
Hespeler
5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON
Preston
435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON
Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON

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.
Please note that community agencies have access to these book sale materials free of charge. To have your agency added to our mailing list please call Sue at 519.621.0460.


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WINTERFEST AT SHADE'S MILLS PARK
Feb 10, 2018 10:00 AM Feb 10, 2018 4:30 PM
Get a taste of all that winter has to offer! From ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat bikes, winter camping and more. Join our experts from SAIL Cambridge, GRCA and The Hub Bicycle Shop; they want to have a day of fun with you. With the beautiful scenery of Shade's Mills Park, there is no better place in Cambridge to host this event. No experience required. Activities and date may be subject to cancellation due to winter conditions.
Preregistration required on City of Cambridge Website (Event code 8142)
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CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: COME FLY WITH ME
Feb 13, 2018 7:30 PM Feb 14, 2018 9:00 PM
Celebrate with The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra the most romantic day of the year with a loving tribute to the world’s best crooners – legendary performers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Paul Anka and more! Performed at Hamilton Family Cambridge Theatre (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge)
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MY STORY: EAVESDROPPING WITH BOB GREEN
Feb 14, 2018 2:00 PM Feb 14, 2018 3:00 PM
Join Cambridge Hall of Fame inductee Bob Green as he tells local tales from his books, Eavesdroppings and It Takes All Kinds. Books will be available to purchase at Idea Exchange Preston.
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VALENTINE'S DAY 4 COURSE DINNER AND STROLL
Feb 14, 2018 5:30 PM Feb 14, 2018 9:30 PM
Treat your Valentine to a truly special evening in Paradise at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory on February 14th 5:30 and 7:30pm! Take a romantic stroll through the tropical gardens & then savour a gourmet four course dinner.
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GRAND RIVER BREWERY BEER CLUB
Feb 14, 2018 7:00 PM Feb 14, 2018 9:00 PM
Grand River Brewing will again host several comparative beer tastings discussing different styles of craft beers.
(Be sure to book early as sessions were quickly sold out in previous years)

This year for beer club we will be taking you on a trip to the traditional brewing centers of the world. Our trip started in the country of Belgium home to doubles, triples and abbey beers. These beers are designed to warm you from the inside out on a cold day. From there we will be travelling closer to home and going to America where we will explore where the craft beer revolution kicked off with Strong APA, IPA’s and other acronyms that mean hops hops and more hops. February will be taking us back to Europe with and exploration of the German beer scene just don’t expect to see any Pilsners here we will be brewing other less well known styles. March will see us landing in the United Kingdom.

We hope that you can travel with us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday February 14, 2016 will feature German Beers
Wednesday March 14, 2016 will show case United Kingdom beers
Wednesday April 11, 2016 will present Beers from the Rest of the World

The meetings will be hosted by Bob Hanenberg and Geoff Wiseman. Guest brewers will be invited. Bob and staff always have fun purchasing additional beers for the beer club.

Price $25 (Includes HST) per session. No charge for designated drivers.

Please email jsouthgate@grandriverbrewing.com or drop into the store to reserve a spot. Each session will be limited to 35.
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC VALENTINE'S DAY - JESSIE T & JESSE PITCHER
Feb 14, 2018 7:00 PM Feb 14, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Valentine's Day, Wednesday February 14th, 2018 to hear live music from singers Jessie T and Jesse Pitcher starting at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC- PETER SHAW
Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM Feb 15, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Thursday February 15th, 2018 to hear live music from musician Peter Shaw starting at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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FAMILY DAYS AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Feb 17, 2018 9:00 AM Feb 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Join us at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory during Family Day weekend February 17-19. Regular Admission applies
Plus - take part in the Hug-a-Bug INSECT PETTING ZOO! You'll discover cool critters such as:
Giant Millipedes
Malaysian Jungle Nymphs
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Thorny Devil stick bugs
Tailed Whip Scorpions
Spiny Stick Bugs
Hornworm caterpillars
Crawlyback beetle grubs
...and more!
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GAMES AND GADGETS GALORE
Feb 17, 2018 10:30 AM Feb 17, 2018 3:30 PM
Get your game on at this special Stay and Play for the Family Day weekend at Idea Exchange Queen's Square On Saturday February 17, from 10:30am-3:30pm. Whether you like BIG games, board games or tech toys, come try them all – we’ve got games and gadgets galore!
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IDEA EXCHANGE FAMILY DAY WEEKEND FUN
Feb 17, 2018 10:30 AM Feb 17, 2018 3:30 PM
Get your game on at this special Stay and Play for the Family Day weekend. Whether you like BIG games, board games or tech toys, come and try them all! We have games and gadgets galore! Come out and play at Idea Exchange Queens Square!
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC- ALLAN DYCK DUO
Feb 17, 2018 7:00 PM Feb 17, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Saturday February 17th, 2018 to hear live music from the Allan Dyck Duo starting at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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CITY IN STITCHES PROGRAM LAUNCH
Feb 18, 2018 2:00 AM Feb 18, 2018 4:00 PM
The Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA) features events and programs led by our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) whose activities engage the public through opportunities to learn about, participate in and create different art forms. Our AIRs often get the public involved in the creation of art, music, dance, theatre and many other forms of art.
Textile artist Suzie Hollihan is excited to be our 2018 Artist-in-Residence!
She aims to revive the lost skills of traditional sewing with a modern twist. To Suzie, there is no greater pleasure than being creative; from taking a piece of cloth and some thread to something magnificent! She truly believes that anyone can accomplish anything and challenges her students to go beyond what they think they can do!
Suzi is busy planning an engaging year of programs and events to get people connected to sewing and the textile arts including:
Giant, multi-layered, ever changing community quilt
Free monthly workshops for teens and adults
Travelling local textile history exhibition
History of Cambridge fabric collage
Fibre arts trunk show and tell
Hands-on station



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COOKIES & KIDS THEATRE: GREG TARLIN- COMEDY AND VARIETY SHOW
Feb 18, 2018 1:30 PM Feb 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Globe-trotting Greg Tarlin is back with his comedic act and absurd talent for juggling. This energetic variety show involves audience participation and it's geared for the entire family.
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FAMILY FUN WITH RARE
Feb 19, 2018 - All Day Feb 19, 2018 - All Day
Come out with your family this holiday Family Day Monday, Feb .19th and enjoy time together while exploring nature at rare! Download our free scavenger hunt from our website to help guide your winter exploration on our trails and be sure to take photos of your discoveries. Use the hashtag #rarefamilyfun to share your discoveries on Instagram and Twitter to be entered into a prize draw!This family event is FREE!

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FAMILY DAY ACTIVITIES AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Feb 19, 2018 10:00 AM Feb 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Join us for some family-friendly games, crafts, treats and tours of the Cottage on Monday, February 19th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
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DISCOVER AND PLAY ON FAMILY DAY!
Feb 19, 2018 12:00 PM Feb 20, 2018 4:00 PM
Discover and Play on Family Day!
Celebrate Family Day at Idea Exchange Hespeler! Check out our STEAM stations and new Creative Kids room.
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FREE PUBLIC SKATE
Feb 19, 2018 1:30 PM Feb 19, 2018 3:00 PM
Free Public Skate

for the Community

Family Day - Feb. 19, 2018 1:30 to 3pm

Free - All are welcome

Sportsworld Arena, 35 Sportsworld Crossing

Free Hot Chocolate, prizes & a draw for $500.

Presented by Meridian


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STEVE OZ FAMILY FUN MAGIC SHOW
Feb 19, 2018 2:30 PM Feb 19, 2018 3:15 PM
Steve Oz Family Fun Magic Show at Idea Exchange Hespeler.
Join Steve Oz, magician and juggler, for an extraordinary performance that will have everyone laughing out loud and joining in on the fun.
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ESCAPE ROOM: TOTALLY RADICAL 80'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
Feb 22, 2018 5:30 PM Feb 22, 2018 8:30 PM
Take a nostalgic journey back in time with the Totally Radical 80’s Time Travel Adventure Escape Room at Idea Exchange Queens Square. Work your way through some wicked righteous clues with your friends Super Mario, Carmen Sandiego and Mavis Beacon. Ages: 14+
Registration: 6-8 people are required per session. Sessions start at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm
Online: Please note that an email address is required for online registration. By phone: Call 519.621.0460
In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC- KEVIN BRYNE
Feb 22, 2018 7:00 PM Feb 22, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Thursday February 22nd, 2018 to hear live music from musician Kevin Bryne starting at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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CINESERIES: MEDITATION PARK
Feb 22, 2018 7:30 PM Feb 22, 2018 9:00 PM
Idea Exchange Cineseries presents: Cineseries: Meditation Park at Galaxy Cinemas, Cambridge Centre.
The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing (Tzi Ma, Arrival). Maria reveres Bing and remains in awe of the sacrifices he has made for the family, so much so that she even respects his insistence that she not speak to their son after a long-ago slight. But when she finds evidence that Bing may not be the perfect person she believes him to be, she’s forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged. She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour, Gabriel (Don McKellar; Window Horses, Trigger). Maria soon realizes that people’s lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Canada, 2017. Director: Mina Shum. 94 minutes, PG, English, Cantonese, Mandarin w/English subtitles
Cast: Cheng Pei Pei, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh, Don McKellar

Cost: Adults $11.06 + HST
To purchase tickets:
Online- VISA and MasterCard. Please note an email address is required.
By phone: Call 519.621.0460. We accept VISA and MasterCard.
In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location to purchase tickets. We accept cash, cheque, Interac, VISA, MasterCard.
Or at the night of the film- At the Box Office (box office open from 6:30 - 7:30pm): Subject to availability using cash, Visa or Mastercard.




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ONTARIO GLEANERS TOUR OPEN HOUSE
Feb 23, 2018 10:30 AM Feb 23, 2018 11:45 AM
Open House Tours - Interested in seeing what happens here? Join us for a 45 minute guided tour of the Ontario Christian Gleaners. All tours start at 10:30am.
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NFB FILM CLUB: THEATRE OF LIFE
Feb 23, 2018 2:00 PM Feb 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Each month we present free screenings of excellent short films and documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada
Theatre of Life at Idea Exchange Queens Square.
Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people. A visual feast in itself, the film offers a powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste. 1 hour 34 minutes
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC - MICHAEL MAGUIRE
Feb 24, 2018 7:00 PM Feb 24, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Saturday February 24th, 2018 to hear live music from Michael Maguire starting at 7pm.
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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BEGINNER BEADING WORKSHOP
Feb 25, 2018 10:00 AM Feb 25, 2018 1:00 AM
Please join our new Indigenous Coordinator & Facilitator, Mackenzie Lesperance in learning the basics of how to create the 'fringe style' earring. The best part is you do not need any prior experience!
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KITCHEN CEILIDH AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Mar 01, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 01, 2018 9:00 PM
All are welcome to McDougall Cottage for a casual evening concert Thursday, March 1st from 7 to 9pm. This month’s host is Allison Lupton (flute/vocals).
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC - JESSIE T
Mar 01, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 01, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Thursday March 1st, 2018 to hear live music from Jessie T. staring at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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SEEDY SATURDAY AT RARE
Mar 03, 2018 10:00 AM Mar 03, 2018 12:00 PM
Seedy Saturday at rare ECO Centre. Swap and exchange seeds on Seedy Saturday! You’ll find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing, meet fellow gardeners and like-minded individuals. This event is FREE!
For more information, contact:
Taryin Jarvis, Property, Facility and Garden Coordinator at 519-650-9336 x115 or taryn.jarvis at raresites.org

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A NEW YOU WELLNESS FAIR AT ZEHRS
Mar 03, 2018 11:00 AM Mar 03, 2018 4:00 PM
Zehrs South Cambridge is hosting A New You Wellness Fair on Saturday March 3, 2018. Feel free to drop in upstairs in the PC Cooking School where they will have raffles, health exhibitors & info and fun games! The Wellness Fair runs from 11am-4pm
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PORTRAITS OF HONOUR FOUNDATION PRESENTS HOCKEY NIGHT
Mar 03, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 03, 2018 9:00 PM
Portraits of Honour Foundation presents "Hockey Night in Waterloo"
Montreal Canadians Alumni Tour VS Our Nations Hero's at Waterloo Memorial Rec. Centre.
For Tickets Sales please contact:
Dave 519.240.4948
Richard 226.218.0148
Dean 519.240.4101
General admission $25.00
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC - ERIC BOLTON
Mar 03, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 03, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Thursday March 3rd, 2018 to hear live music from Eric Bolton starting at 7pm.
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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CAMBRIDGE ART GALLERIES VOLUME 2 NIGHT CIRCUS
Mar 03, 2018 8:00 PM Mar 03, 2018 12:00 AM
A dazzling alchemy of charms and curiosities, fabled food and fantastical feats.
Come one, come all, the circus calls! The Ringmaster struts the floors and sets the stages... Magicians, musicians, mystics, muses, acts by the marvelous and mighty, dancers, minstrels, poets, miraculous elixirs and menus. Cotton candy, capes, costumes, confetti, contests, and clowns. Tents, tricks, tastings, travelling troupes, and magic trunks. These are but a few things you may find to cheer, when out of the dark, a Night Circus will appear.
Food and drink tickets available for purchase at the event.
Please note: Night Circus is a ticketed event for adults 19+ only. Guests will be asked for valid ID (government-issued with photo and date of birth) prior to admittance. Please note bags may be subject to inspection.
Cost:
$40 Pre-Sale (November 15 to December 31)
$40 Students, Artists
$50 Regular
Buy tickets online. In person at all Idea Exchange locations or by phone: 519.621.0460
All proceeds support Cambridge Art Galleries.
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TRANSFORMED THROUGH TOUCH
Mar 05, 2018 - All Day Apr 08, 2018 - All Day
Transformed Through Touch Queen’s Square Gallery Opening: Friday, March 9, 7:00pm, QS
Transformed Through Touch is a collaborative project with the deaf/blind community and with artists Gareth Lichty, Gary Kirkham, and Meghan Sims. Inspired by a series of creative workshops at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind and the Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter, this project will culminate in an immersive, multisensory
public art installation at our Queen’s Square Gallery. The installation will feature multi-sensory
components that enhance and heighten kinetic, sonic, scent, tactile, and visual stimulation. Free from the normal ‘Look! Don’t touch!’ stipulations typical of art gallery and museum experiences, it will encourage visitors to counter-intuitively experience ‘what it feels like’.
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 8:30
Friday and Saturday 9:30 to 5:30
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00
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ANCESTRY.CA FOR BEGINNERS
Mar 06, 2018 2:30 PM Mar 06, 2018 3:30 PM
Ancestry.ca for Beginners at Idea Exchange Preston
What secrets and surprises are hiding in the branches of your family tree? Begin your investigation with Ancestry at Idea Exchange. This free workshop will offer an overview of Ancestry Library Edition, including:
•Completing an Ancestor Search
•Navigating Historical Records
•Organizing Your Research
•Research Collaboration: Message Boards and Public Member Trees
•Tips and Tricks for Online Research
*We encourage participants to bring along as much ancestor information as possible, although this is not required. The more information you start with, the easier your research experience will be.
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CTAL: THE PRESIDENCY OF DONALD TRUMP
Mar 08, 2018 10:00 AM Mar 08, 2018 12:00 PM
Come to Trillium United Church on March 8, 10am-12pm to hear the evolving story of the 2017 election in the U.S. and the impact of the presidency of Donald Trump during his first year in office. This will be a continuation of Dr Breckenridge’s lecture presented to CTAL in 2017: The Causes and Consequences of Donald Trump. Dr. Breckenridge will discuss what has happened in the year following the emergence of Donald Trump as a major political force.
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC - RENEE CROSS
Mar 08, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 08, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Valentine's Day, Thursday March 8th, 2018 to hear live music from Renee Cross starting at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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RUTH A MUSICAL DRAMA
Mar 08, 2018 7:30 PM Mar 08, 2018 9:00 PM
In celebration of our Multicultural Heritage, Immigration, and International Women's Day
Ruth a musical drama, Presented by acclaimed performing company Arcady at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Music By: Ronald Beckett. Words by: Roger Bayley, Directed by Tammy Whetham
Buy tickets by calling 1.800.838.3006 or online link below
Adults: $25 | Students: $10
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RUTH: A MUSICAL DRAMA
Mar 08, 2018 7:30 PM Mar 08, 2018 9:30 PM
Ruth: A Musical Drama
presented by Arcady
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre (Galt Little Theatre)
47 Water St. South, Cambridge
Tickets: Adults $25 | Students $10
Tickets available at: ruth.brownpapertickets.com
click on more info for a link to the website
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THE EASY POUR LIVE MUSIC - TRAVIS GAETZ
Mar 10, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 10, 2018 9:00 PM
Come out to The Easy Pour on Saturday March 10th, 2018 to hear live music from Travis Gaetz starting at 7pm
We strongly encourage reservations be made in advance. Please know, we are small intimate restaurant with 60 seats, situated on 2 floors. We offer 2 hour sittings for dinner reservations on the weekend, providing an early and later seating starting at 5pm.
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MOTHERING SUNDAY TARTAN TEA
Mar 11, 2018 2:00 PM Mar 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more! Musical guest Geoff Lewis on guitar will entertain. Teas begin at 2 p.m. $15 per person plus HST. Please call ahead to reserve.

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TURTLE TALK
Mar 13, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 13, 2018 8:00 PM
Turtle Talk
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
rare ECO Centre
Join our Conservation Technician, Alissa Fraser for an interesting talk about Ontario’s turtles and some of the threats that face them. She will also discuss the new artificial incubation project at rare and how you can help turtles too!
 For more information, contact:
Alissa Fraser, Conservation Technician at 519-650-9336 x114 or alissa.fraser at raresites.org
for a link to the website click on "more Info"
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HAIRSPRAY - HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE
Mar 14, 2018 2:00 PM Apr 08, 2018 7:30 PM
Hairspray The Broadway Musical at Hamilton Family Theatre
Get ready for something big with Hairspray, the musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight Tony® Awards, including Best Musical.
Don’t miss Broadway’s big musical hit!
March 14 to April 8, 2017
Matinees at 2pm & evening performances at 7:30pm
visit www.draytonentetainment.com for performance dates & times & to purchase tickets
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TEA WITH GRANNY AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Mar 14, 2018 2:00 PM Mar 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us for sandwiches, sweets and tea at McDougall Cottage on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
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GRAND RIVER BREWING BEER CLUB
Mar 14, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 14, 2018 9:00 PM
Grand River Brewing will again host several comparative beer tastings discussing different styles of craft beers.
(Be sure to book early as sessions were quickly sold out in previous years)

This year for beer club we will be taking you on a trip to the traditional brewing centers of the world. Our trip started in the country of Belgium home to doubles, triples and abbey beers. These beers are designed to warm you from the inside out on a cold day. From there we will be travelling closer to home and going to America where we will explore where the craft beer revolution kicked off with Strong APA, IPA’s and other acronyms that mean hops hops and more hops. February will be taking us back to Europe with and exploration of the German beer scene just don’t expect to see any Pilsners here we will be brewing other less well known styles. March will see us landing in the United Kingdom.

We hope that you can travel with us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday February 14, 2016 will feature German Beers
Wednesday March 14, 2016 will show case United Kingdom beers
Wednesday April 11, 2016 will present Beers from the Rest of the World

The meetings will be hosted by Bob Hanenberg and Geoff Wiseman. Guest brewers will be invited. Bob and staff always have fun purchasing additional beers for the beer club.

Price $25 (Includes HST) per session. No charge for designated drivers.

Please email jsouthgate@grandriverbrewing.com or drop into the store to reserve a spot. Each session will be limited to 35.
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CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: LA TRAVIATA
Mar 17, 2018 7:30 PM Mar 17, 2018 9:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: Verdi’s La Traviata at Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church March 17, 7:30pm.
We are pleased to announce that the CSO will be joined by the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera
for this special concert performance of one of the most popular operas of all time.
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COOKIES & KIDS THEATRE: ROBIN HOOD
Mar 18, 2018 1:30 PM Mar 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Robin Hood presented by the DuffleBag Theatre
The 'Nearly World-Famous' DuffleBag Theatre with their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories creates theatrical magic by inviting up audience members as the stars of the show! The result is an exciting, interactive and unique experience for all!
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CINESERIES: THE LEISURE SEEKER
Mar 22, 2018 7:30 PM Mar 22, 2018 9:30 PM
Come out to the Cambridge Galaxy Cinemas Thursday March 22 at 7:30pm for the critically acclaimed film, The Leisure Seeker. The film features Canadian acting legend Donald Sutherland and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren in this wise and witty road movie set in today’s divided United States.
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NFB FILM CLUB: AS THE CROW FLIES
Mar 23, 2018 2:00 PM Mar 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Each month we present free screenings of excellent short films and documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada
As the Crow Flies at Idea Exchange Queens Square.
As the Crow Flies follows a young group of Royal Canadian Air Cadets throughout seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp, where they are studying to get their pilot’s license, a process that normally takes six to eight months. Casting an especially affectionate eye on her female subjects, filmmaker Tess Girard—herself a graduate of the program—creates a unique and intimate portrait of an extraordinary, yet also very recognizable, group of 17-year-olds as they come of age. 1 hour 23 minutes
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FAREWELL CONCERT FOR MCDOUGALL'S 2017 MUSICIANS-IN-RESIDENCE RUTH SUTHERLAND
Mar 24, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 24, 2018 9:00 PM
Ruth Sutherland bids us all a fond musical farewell on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at McDougall Cottage from 8:00 to 10:00pm.

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IDEA EXCHANGE PRESTON GARDENING AND BEYOND: BACKYARD HENS
Mar 26, 2018 7:00 PM Mar 26, 2018 7:30 PM
The trend of raising backyard chickens is growing as people become more interested in knowing where their food comes from. Not only is it a rewarding experience, but also a great way to teach kids about nature, agriculture, and the responsibility of caring for animals. Join Alayne Fulton Kleser at Idea Exchange Preston to learn the ins and outs of this wonderful hobby!

Alayne spearheaded the effort to legalize hens in Kitchener and currently has 6 hens in her own backyard. She is the administrator for the Kitchener Urban Hens Facebook group and website, where she helps share information on the process of keeping backyard hens. She also organizes the wildly successful Annual Coop Tour in an effort to help educate people on the topic of backyard hens.
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EASTER WEEKEND FUN AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Mar 30, 2018 10:00 AM Apr 02, 2018 5:00 PM
Join us during at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Easter weekend March 30- April 2nd and enjoy fun Easter-themed activities for kids!
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HOT CROSS BUN MAKING DEMONSTRATION AND CRAFT MAKING FOR KIDS
Mar 30, 2018 1:00 PM Mar 30, 2018 4:00 PM
Drop in McDougall Cottage on March 30th from 1 to 4pm for our "Hot Cross Bun Demonstration and Craft Making for Kids." Free samples and recipes.
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MCDOUGALL COTTAGE: EGG DYEING, ROLLING AND HUNT
Mar 31, 2018 1:00 PM Apr 01, 2018 4:00 PM
Join us at McDougall Cottage for "Egg Dyeing, Rolling and Hunt" on March 31st & April 1st, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm!


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KITCHEN CEILIDH AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Apr 05, 2018 7:00 PM Apr 05, 2018 9:00 PM
All are welcome to McDougall Cottage for a casual evening concert Thursday, April 5th from 7 to 9pm. This month’s host is Gwen Potter (fiddle).
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NATIONAL TARTAN DAY
Apr 06, 2018 1:00 PM Apr 06, 2018 4:00 PM
"National Tartan Day" takes place at McDougall Cottage on Friday, April 6th, 2018. Show us your Tartan!
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GRAND RIVER BREWING BEER CLUB
Apr 11, 2018 7:00 PM Apr 11, 2018 9:00 PM
Grand River Brewing will again host several comparative beer tastings discussing different styles of craft beers.
(Be sure to book early as sessions were quickly sold out in previous years)

This year for beer club we will be taking you on a trip to the traditional brewing centers of the world. Our trip started in the country of Belgium home to doubles, triples and abbey beers. These beers are designed to warm you from the inside out on a cold day. From there we will be travelling closer to home and going to America where we will explore where the craft beer revolution kicked off with Strong APA, IPA’s and other acronyms that mean hops hops and more hops. February will be taking us back to Europe with and exploration of the German beer scene just don’t expect to see any Pilsners here we will be brewing other less well known styles. March will see us landing in the United Kingdom.

We hope that you can travel with us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday February 14, 2016 will feature German Beers
Wednesday March 14, 2016 will show case United Kingdom beers
Wednesday April 11, 2016 will present Beers from the Rest of the World

The meetings will be hosted by Bob Hanenberg and Geoff Wiseman. Guest brewers will be invited. Bob and staff always have fun purchasing additional beers for the beer club.

Price $25 (Includes HST) per session. No charge for designated drivers.

Please email jsouthgate@grandriverbrewing.com or drop into the store to reserve a spot. Each session will be limited to 35.
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2018 WEE QUILT CHALLENGE GRAND FINALE AULD LANGS SYNE
Apr 13, 2018 12:00 PM Jun 23, 2018 5:00 PM
Opening of the "2018 Wee Quilt Challenge" at McDougall Cottage starts on Friday, April 13th, 2018 – Auld Lang Syne. Exhibit runs until June 23rd.
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P.D. DAY ACTIVITIES - THEME: APRIL SHOWERS AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Apr 13, 2018 1:00 PM Apr 13, 2018 4:00 PM
P.D. Day Activities at McDougall Cottage on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm! This year's theme is "April Showers."


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SKIN FLICK - CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Apr 13, 2018 8:00 PM Apr 28, 2018 8:00 PM
"Skin Flick"
by Norm Foster
Directed by George Fowlie
Evenings: April 13, 17, 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2018
Matinee: April 23, 2018
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM

When a middle-aged couple try to produce an adult film to earn extra money, they soon find themselves very much out of their element. A tender, loveable comedy about four innocent people caught in the headlights trying to do something for which they’re ill equipped. Foster tells the story by way of Robbie, a charming narrator, who resorts to asides to the audience and even to the playwright himself. Robbie’s narration and the characters’ shock and discomfort add up to pure fun! ‘Skin Flick’ is a story that’s naughty and affectionate all at once.

www.cambridgecommunityplayers.com
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CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: UNA SERATA BELLA
Apr 14, 2018 7:30 PM Apr 14, 2018 9:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: Una Serata Bella April 14, 7:30pm at the Cambridge City Hall. Our annual fundraiser is always an audience favourite.Come and enjoy good food, our popular silent auction, and great music in support of your orchestra.
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SPRING TARTAN TEA
Apr 15, 2018 2:00 PM Apr 15, 2018 4:00 PM
Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more! Musical guest Ed Koenig on guitar/mandolin. Teas begin at 2 p.m. Please call ahead to reserve.

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TALK: GROWING UP AS GALT GREW UP
Apr 19, 2018 7:00 PM Apr 19, 2018 9:00 PM
Join George Aitkin at McDougall Cottage for "Talk: Growing Up As Galt Grew Up” on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00pm.
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EARTH DAY ROAD TOLL AT RARE
Apr 20, 2018 7:30 AM Apr 20, 2018 5:30 PM
Earth Day Road Toll at rare
7:30 am to 9:00 am & 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Lamb's Inn

Get your toonies ready this Earth Day and drive through the annual rare Road Toll! It's voluntary, of course, but we encourage cards that travel through the rare reserve along Blair Road to swing in the parking lot. We have free coffee in the morning and baked treats in the afternoon. Staff collect donations and handout information about rare. Stop by and get to know us!

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EARTH DAY AT CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Apr 22, 2018 11:00 AM Apr 22, 2018 3:00 PM
Celebrate the return of spring wildflowers and wildlife with a guided walk led by one of our Nature Interpreters at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory 11:00am and 2:00pm. Explore the 100 acre site surrounding our Conservatory to hunt for spring bugs and learn how plants and animals adapt to and survive the harsh winter weather.
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KIDS IN KILTS CRAFT DAYS AT MCDOUGALL COTTAGE
Apr 22, 2018 1:00 PM Apr 22, 2018 4:00 PM
Kids in Kilts Craft Days at McDougall Cottage on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Drop-in anytime from 1:00 and 4:00pm.

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MUSICIAN-IN-RESIDENCE CONCERT - LET'S HAVE A CEILIDH!
Apr 26, 2018 7:00 PM Apr 26, 2018 9:00 PM
"Musician-in-Residence Concert – Let’s have a Ceilidh!" takes place on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at McDougall Cottage at 7:00pm.

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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


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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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