Come out to the Fashion History Museum July 12 - December 17 to see the exhibition featuring dresses and accessories from the period when Jane Austen was actively writing and reflect the world around her: A shifting class system, mad leaders, waves of refugees, unwinnable foreign wars, massive changes in technology, and the rise of informal attire -- sound familiar?
BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA & SOUTH ASIA - CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Sep 25, 2017
- All Day
Jan 07, 2018 - All Day
Butterflies of India & South Asia - Special Exhibition
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
September 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Discover thousands of freely flying butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory, including a special exhibition of Butterflies of India & South Asia. See them flying for a limited time: September 25th through to January 7th, 2018. Butterflies to look for include the Lime Swollowtail (Papilio demoleus), the Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia), the Malay Cruiser (Vindula dejone), and many more. This special exhibition of free flying Indian and South Asian butterflies is in conjuntion with Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum, on display in the galleries. www.cambridgebutterfly.com
ORNAMENTING THE ORDINARY - CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
Sep 25, 2017
- All Day
Jan 07, 2018 - All Day
On loan from the Royal Ontario Museum, Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia showcases the artistic styles, craftsmanship, and craft traditions of South Asia's many culturally diverse regions. This newest addition to the roster of travelling exhibitions also explores the interaction between South Asia and the rest of the world.,
CARROT CITY CANADA EXHIBIT AT IDEA EXCHANGE DESIGN AT RIVERSIDE
Oct 02, 2017
- All Day
Nov 12, 2017 - All Day
Come to Idea Exchange Design at Riverside on opening October 2nd at 7pm to witness the opening of the exhibit, Carrot City Canada, which explores how design can enable the production of food in Canadian cities. Exhibit runs til November 12 2017
Come out to McDougall Cottage on November 2nd, from 7-9pm for a casual evening concert presented by talented local musicians and featuring traditional music, song and Scottish hospitality. This month’s host is Brad McEwen (Cittern).
If you are from the within Cambridge and/or North Dumfries, please request for a RAK Day Package for your company staff, friends, or community group to participate in this year’s Random Act of Kindness Day. You may also contact us at 519-624-8972 or send a quick e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to provide you with Kindness cards, posters as well as other materials you can use to spread kindness all over Cambridge and North Dumfries.
Join the Nature Guide at Shades Mill Park 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.
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival On Tour
Cambridge Art Galleries is excited to host imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival on Tour in our Queen's Square Gallery.Tuesday, November 7, 6:30pm
Screening of Walking in Two Worlds - program of short films followed by conversation and light refreshments. Wednesday, November 8, 11:00am - 8:00pm
Join us for an Autumn Harvest Celebration Potluck Dinner at North House. Bring a dish to share that features seasonal, local Ontario produce and enjoy a taste of what the other guests bring. This is a FREE event open to the public. Max. 16.
CTAL - A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: 30 DAYS WALKING ACROSS THE KALAHARI WITH ALASTAIR SUMMERLEE
Nov 09, 2017 10:00 AM
Nov 09, 2017 12:00 PM
CTAL (Cambridge Third Age Learning) is a lecture series featuring diverse and stimulating topics for mature and inquisitive minds. Lectures take place the second Thursday of each month at Trillium United Church at 10:00am.
November 10, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Trillium United Church, 450 King Street E., Cambridge
Sit in our beautiful light-filled second floor as you participate in this new Idea Exchange book club featuring fiction as well as non-fiction
Thursdays, November 9, December 14, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Fridays, November 10, December 8, 10:30am – 12:00pm,
For more information, visit: www.ideaexchange.org
Marianne Burlew: Twinning at Cambridge Art Galleries Idea Exchange Preston
Our bodies affect our selves in such intricate and complex ways. Marianne Burlew’s research focuses on the body’s connection to identity and uses the language of sensation to bridge abstract concepts of self into tangibility. Each installation combines video, sound, sculpture, and furniture in an open arrangement.
A TIME OF REMEMBRANCE - IDEA EXCHANGE QUEEN'S SQUARE
Nov 11, 2017 9:30 AM
Nov 11, 2017 12:30 PM
Time of Remembrance
Saturday, November 11, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Idea Exchange Queen's Square
Enjoy music and refreshments before and after
Remembrance Day Services held at the adjacent
Time of Remembrance Queen's Square Join us for music and refreshments before and after Remembrance Day Services held at the adjacent cenotaph. The service will be broadcast inside our location. Featuring music of the times provided by pianist Brian Garner and refreshments by Monigram Coffee Roasters.
listed are the Remembrance Day Services to be held in Cambridge on Saturday, November 11, 2017. It is advisable to arrive before 11am.
Preston (Cambridge): Service starts before 11 a.m. at the Preston cenotaph.
Galt (Cambridge): Service starts before 11 a.m. at the Galt cenotaph.
Hespeler (Cambridge): Service starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Hespeler cenotaph
Join Alicia Snell & Heather Sequeira for an Open House at Monigram Coffee Roasters supporting The Cambridge Food Bank. Bring your little ones to enjoy a fun filled Christmas event at Monigram Coffee Roasters (upstairs). The day will include refreshments, crafts, sensory play provided by Exploring Senses and individual Christmas photos with Emm Gee Photography. An edited digital copy will be provided making these photos perfect for Christmas Cards.
Come out to Idea Exchange- Queen's Square November 12 1:30-3:30pm.
Parents and children learn and play together in Family Art Afternoons. Monthly art projects and exhibition tours are lead by experienced local artists, a wide range of art materials are supplied.
Learn to create a beautiful hand-tied winter bouquet to showcase during the holiday season at Idea Exchange Queen's Square November 16 6:30-8:30pm. Choose from an assortment of winter evergreens to mesh with blooms of lush red, burgundy & white to design your hand-tied bouquet. Cayla, owner of Just Blooms, will give an in-depth lesson on flower varieties you will be using as well as teach you how to put the flowers types together to create your design.
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents Spanish Fiesta at the Central Presbyterian Church
The sights and sounds of Spain have enchanted many great composers.
Their musical impressions will make your spirit dance and your heart sing!
Come and feel the passion!
Ever wonder what Barbie would look like with dinosaur feet? Come to Clemens Mill November 18 10am-4pm and find out! We'll take apart old toys and reassemble them - you're limited only by your imagination. Materials and tools provided.
Come out to McDougall Cottage on November 19 2-4pm for one of McDougall’s ever popular Tartan Teas. Enjoy a traditional tea with sandwiches, sweets and more. Musician, Brad McEwen (Cittern) provides the musical mood.
The Drayton Entertainment Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast
An Enchanted Family Musical
Nov 22 to Dec 31, matinees at 2pm, evening performances at 7pm at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
Disney’s most popular musical is a true international sensation, captivating 35 million people worldwide with its entertaining blend of romance and magic.n if he finds his one true love before the last petal falls off an enchanted rose. He meets his match in a strong-willed young woman named Belle, the daughter of an eccentric local inventor. But can the Beauty tame the Beast and see the truth beneath his physical appearance before time runs out?
With stirring musical numbers like “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” this lavish production radiates with sweetness and light. Discover the redemptive power of love with a charming story that will warm your heart and affirm your faith in miracles.
For more information, visit: www.draytonentertainment.com
Back by popular demand! Join Jason Bracey as he shares his knowledge of the species of owls found in Ontario and at rare. Learn many unique adaptations of owls and how to identify their various species. Jason will lead you on a “prowl” to see and hear these beautiful night birds. Registration for this event fills quickly and we ask that you pay in advance — sign up today!
The Whole Shebang at Idea Exchange Queens Square 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
Project Launch: Friday, November 24 at 7:00pm.
NFB Film Club: The Road Forward
Friday, November 24, 2017, 2:00pm
Idea Exchange Queen's Square
This electrifying musical documentary links a pivotal moment in Canada's civil rights history - the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s - with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Interviews and musical sequences describe how a tiny movement grew to become a successful voice for change across the country. The Road Forward seamlessly connects past and present through superbly produced story-songs featuring soaring vocals, clues, rock , and traditional beats. 101 minutes. free www.ideaexchange.org
Join Cambridge Live Music on Sunday Nov. 26 at the Preston Legion for another fun afternoon in support of Guitars For Kids. Admission is free, donations are taken at the door.
• Live Music
• Silent Auctions
• Cigar Box Guitars
Guitars For Kids is a community initiative that collects, refurbishes, and distributes guitars to youth in the region. Donations are accepted on an ongoing basis at Queen Street Music School and all Idea Exchange locations. All guitars are refurbished by Brian Gardiner Guitar Repair.
Preston Legion Branch 126
334 Westminster Drive, North
At My Table at Design at Riverside Gallery Opening: Monday, November 27, 7:00pm
At My Table presents the exceptional, the quirky and the essential for the modern cook and host/hostess. Highlighting innovative international and Canadian products including an eco-section to consider a lighter footprint in the kitchen. Discover a spectrum of modern and historical designs in tableware, barware, cookware, and small kitchen appliances from lesser known sources, as well as some of the biggest and most iconic names in the business.
Come to Idea Exchange Preston on November 29th 2-3pm to hear local author Walter Gowing recount his exciting adventures travelling to over 100 countries around the globe, as featured in his book, Fly With Me.
Wednesday November 29,2017
Malcolm Street Train Station (10 Malcolm Street)
3:30 pm: Pre-show with live musical performance by Marie Bottrell
4:00 pm: Train arrives at station
4:15 to 4:45 pm: Live musical performances on the train by Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy & Kelly Prescott
4:45 pm: Train departs for Ayr
IDEA EXCHANGE CLEMENS MILL
Join our book club at Clemens Mill which meets the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Here's what the Clemens Mill Book Club will be reading: Nov 29: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
for more information visit www.ideaexchange.org
FLIGHT OF WHITE: EXPERIENCE A SNOWFALL OF BUTTERFLIES
Dec 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Jan 28, 2018 5:00 PM
Come to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory from December 1st to January 28th to see this truly unique holiday exhibit transforming the tropical butterfly conservatory into a magical oasis featuring 1000's of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely through the Conservatory.
CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
Dec 01, 2017 7:30 PM
Dec 01, 2017 9:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents: The Nutcracker at Forward Baptist Church.
Come and celebrate a Cambridge seasonal tradition of a timeless classical masterpiece.
In partnership with the Cambridge Centre for the Arts.
Support the K of C New Toys for needy Kids Campaign; bring a new unwrapped toy
"Bob's Your Elf"
by Norm Foster
Directed by Jude Winterbottom
Evenings: November 24, 25, December 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2017
Matinee: December 3, 2017
Evening Curtain: 8 PM, Matinee Curtain: 2 PM
An elf named Bob is banished from the North Pole to learn a lesson about co-operation.
Because of his bad attitude, Santa sends him to a small town to help with a Christmas Pageant. Here Bob is faced with bumbling amateur actors who are doing their best to put on the best darn
Christmas show their town has ever seen. Hilarious comedy to put everyone in the holiday spirit.
615 King St. E. Central Park is transformed into a whimsical wonderment of candy and magic.
Enjoy the lights and décor of Candyland from December 2 to January 2, 2018. Take a walk through Central Park (615 King Street East), and enjoy the light displays and candy-themed decorations and bring your skates!
Neighbourhood Soup at Design at Riverside
Our society is food obsessed, but what if you don't have enough? Join us for thought provoking conversations with people and organizations who's innovative solutions serve the most vulnerable among us. A new guest each hour will help us see food differently.
Enjoy a short, informal talk at the top of each hour and stick around for mingling over a bowl of soup generously provided by Food Not Bombs and bread provided by City Bakery.
Free admission, pay-what-you-can can for soup.
11:00am – Food Not Bombs
12:00pm – Farm to Fork
1:00pm – McQuesten Urban Farm
2:00pm – feedfive
Food Not Bombs
Each Saturday, Food Not Bombs picks up donated food from grocery stores, cooks fresh vegan meals, and serves these meals to the community for free!
Farm to Fork
Farm-to-Fork.ca is designed to connect emergency food providers and food donors; increasing the quality & quantity of food donated to those in need.
McQuesten Urban Farm
As part of an initiative to increase food security in the McQuesten area of Hamilton, we are developing a plan to create an urban farm in the green space behind the former St. Helens school. Not only will this farm address the issue of securing a nutritious and sustainable food source for the community, but it will also create a positive change in the community by providing an outlet for citizens of all ages, adding economic value to the community, and fostering strong bonds between residents in McQuesten.
Filled with a heart to serve the hungry, but challenged by the cost of the meal ingredients, feedfive was created with a sole mission: To provide wholesome meals to those who can't afford them. We accomplish this by selling our super soft t-shirts and matching every t-shirt sold with five full meals served to five hungry people. No complicated formulas, it's simple; you buy a t-shirt, we cook and serve five meals on your behalf.
Cost: Free admission, pay-what-you-can for soup.
Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange Preston Dec. 4-15 10am-12pm! We've lined up new discovery stations for each day. Play with toys, make something for the holidays, play a game, build a tower - there are so many possibilities!
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE - WATERLOO REGION CHILDRENS SAFETY VILLAGE
Dec 07, 2017 5:30 PM
Dec 07, 2017 9:30 PM
Come out and see the Children’s Safety Village like you’ve never seen it before. Listen to a story with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, take part in seasonal arts and crafts or stroll through the village to see the sparkles from more than 3000 lights bulbs. The event runs regardless of weather, be sure to wear appropriate clothing.
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST various entry times, cost is 3.00,
purchase tickets in advance at www.waterlooregioncsv.com
CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIDGE: PHIL KLINE'S UNSILENT NIGHT
Dec 07, 2017 7:00 PM
Dec 07, 2017 9:00 PM
Christmas in Cambridge Phil Kline's Unsilent Night
A modern twist on caroling, all ages can enjoy walking through downtown Cambridge with thousands of participants. Download the caroling music and share it through your MP3 player or portable CD player!
CAMBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Dec 09, 2017 7:30 PM
Dec 09, 2017 9:00 PM
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra presents This very special holiday concert at Knox’s Galt Presbyterian Church. It will be sure to lift your holiday spirits. By popular demand a mass choir drawn from local churches will once again add to this festive occasion.
Soprano Stephanie DeCiantis will be sure to inspire!
At McDougall Cottage one special day a month, they invite children (ages three and up) to create a fun seasonal or Scottish inspired craft. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. $3 per child, adults, no charge.December 10, drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Please join us at Idea Exchange Queens Square Studio for the inaugural screening of The Legacy Project, a moving documentary film that follows seniors and youth as they share traditions of drum making, cooking, and harvesting. Fundamentally celebrating the exchange of
wisdom and ritual between cultures and generations, the film was a collaboration between Cambridge Art Galleries, community seniors organizations, and filmmakers Gary Kirkham and Dwight Storring. This remarkable project, developed as a response to Canada’s sesquicentennial
anniversary, transcended barriers between generations and cultures within our community to create an inspiring and enduring legacy heirloom. Filmed on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnawbe and Neutral peoples, this project was made possible through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant and by support from our community partners: Stirling Heights Long Term Care, Chartwell Queen’s Square Retirement Residence, and the Cambridge Gleaners.
"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