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KNIT TOGETHER AT IDEA EXCHANGE ALL LOCATIONS
Mar 01, 2018 10:30 AM Jun 27, 2018 8:00 PM
Knit Together at all Idea Exchange locations
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Queens Square location
Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm at Hespeler location






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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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DAVEANDJENN: THINNER SKIN THICKER HIDE
Apr 20, 2018 - All Day Jun 30, 2018 - All Day
DaveandJenn: Thinner Skin, Thicker Hide exhibit.
“We often focus on the shifting boundaries between the real and the imagined in everyday life and how these can distort our sense of ourselves, of others, and of the world around us. These distortions are so influential, but often we are completely unaware of them. Our biases, fears, hopes, and delusions run the show.

There is also a sense that the centre won't hold, that things will fall apart. That there is a reckoning looming. But then what? What comes after the delusions crumble, the forests fade and the lines are crossed? One thing ends, another begins. We are inextricably tied to the world around us, each person and thing, a landscape moving in between the micro and macro, sifting through the growing noise. Our work is the result of different landscapes being layered together. Our material choices often reflect this. Historical mediums like bronze and plaster being combined with plastic and resins. It's an aggregate of a time and place. And science, history, daily life, western mythology, pop culture… it's all in there. Because it's all around us. We make art from noise.”

Opening: Friday, April 20, 7:00pm

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AMY FERRARI TREEQUILITY EXHIBITION CAMBRIDGE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
Apr 27, 2018 - All Day Jun 01, 2018 - All Day
Amy Ferrari Expressions of “TreeQuility” Exhibit at The Cambridge Centre for the Arts.
Amy Ferrari explores the beauty and vitality of trees in this exhibit with her colourful, striking paintings.
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'(*8:8:8*)'
May 11, 2018 - All Day Jun 23, 2018 - All Day
Idea Exchange Preston Gallery presents:
XVK (or ??), is an Asian-pop-girl-band-artist-trio of members Xuan Ye, Véronique Sunatori and Sara Kay Maston.

On June 13th 2017, the group premiered with their single "Cute Cute Manifesto Manifesto", which peaked inside the top ten on the pineapple charts. After releasing their first single, XVK made its major debut on July 22nd 2017 delighting hundreds when they showed up on stage at Toronto’s Big On Bloor festival to perform a surprise concert.

For their first television debut, XVK appeared on the Y+XVK=<3 talk show hosted by Tiffany Schofield at renowned Y+ Contemporary, just north east Toronto.

The stars of the pop group recently released a new range of cheeky stickers, buttons, and jewelry as part of their online collection. Though it's still early days for XVK’s merch line, the sell-out ‘Triple Happiness’ Necklaces have seen their estimated net worth double since last year prompting the band to venture into cryptocurrency -- XVKcoin!

Their new single ?(*8:8:8*)?? , in correspondence with their upcoming touring debut in Cambridge, Ontario, is set for release on May 11th 2018.

Guest curated by Žana Kozomora

Opening: Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00pm














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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES AT HAMILTON FAMILY THEATRE CAMBRIDGE
May 23, 2018 2:00 PM Jun 10, 2018 7:30 PM
The Birds and The Bees A Courtship Comedy at Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge
This winning courtship comedy about chance encounters and fresh starts is a racy recipe for relentless laughter. Contains mature themes. Recommended for ages 15 and up.
May 23 to June 10, 2017Matinees at 2pm & evening performances at 7:30pm
visit www.draytonentetainment.com for performance dates & times & to purchase tickets
click on "more info" for a link
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40TH ANNIVSERSARY SPRING CONCERT
Jun 03, 2018 2:00 AM Jun 03, 2018 4:00 PM
Cambridge Kiwanis Boy's Choir and Young Men's Chorus celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a spring concert at Avenue Road Baptist Church. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. with displays of the choir from the past 40 years.
Mr.Jull and Mr. Kropf will be retiring from the choir after this year. A free will offering.
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CAMBRIDGE FARMERS MARKET WEDNESDAY OUTDOOR SEASONAL MARKET
Jun 06, 2018 8:00 AM Oct 03, 2018 1:00 PM
An extra day to come and enjoy the Cambridge Farmers Market!
Wednesday Outdoor Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 to October 3 2018.
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IDEA EXCHANGE BOOK SALE ALL LOCATIONS
Jun 08, 2018 - All Day Jun 12, 2018 - All Day
It's book sale time at all Idea Exchange library locations!
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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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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HESPELER GRAFFITI JAM
Jun 08, 2018 3:00 PM Jun 10, 2018 8:00 PM
DATE AND TIME
Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 3:00 PM –
Sun, Jun 10, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT
LOCATION
27 Cooper St
Cambridge, ON N3C 2N2
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RIVERSIDE PRINT GROUP GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION
Jun 08, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 08, 2018 9:00 PM
Come to the Cambridge Centre for the Arts on June 8th 7-9pm for the opening reception of 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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CAMBRIDGE TOUR DE GRAND
Jun 10, 2018 7:30 AM Jun 10, 2018 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 10th, Duncan McIntosh Arena, Churchill Park

Enjoy the beauty of Cambridge and the Grand River with bicycle routes for all ages and abilities. Eleven different routes to choose from. Rider support, snacks and full lunch. Great outing for the entire family.

Bicycle helmets are mandatory for all riders. Free T-shirts for the first 2,000 registered riders, so register early. Cambridge Tour de Grand goes rain or shine.
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PAINT THE GRAND
Jun 10, 2018 11:00 AM Jun 10, 2018 4:00 PM
Take a stroll along the "Art Loop" by the Grand to discover, observe and chat with the very talented artists on Sunday, June 10th, 2018, from 11am - 4pm.
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TRUCKIN' TUESDAYS: HESPELER'S FOOD FESTIVAL
Jun 12, 2018 4:30 PM Jun 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Come to Saint Luke's United Church on Tuesday June 12th, 4:30-8pm for some food and fun. Each Tuesday will feature four food trucks: three savory and one sweet. The food truck rotation and developing details regarding entertainment, community booths, special guests/themes, and children activities at The Re/Max Kidz Zone will be available on Saint Luke's United Church and the Truckin' Tuesdays Event Facebook pages. Come hungry!
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ART ATTIC AFFORDABLE ART SILENT AUCTION & EXPANDED CASH & CARRY
Jun 14, 2018 - All Day Jun 16, 2018 - All Day
Please join us June 14,15 & 16, 2018 for the annual Art Attic & Silent Auction at the Cambridge Centre of the Arts. The Art Attic Silent Auction is an annual fund raising event sponsored by the Arts Guild. Proceeds from the auction support events such as Cookies & Kids, Juried Art Show and Cambridge Studio Tour & Sale.

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CAMBRIDGE THIRD AGE LEARNING: THE BERLIN ZOO
Jun 14, 2018 10:00 AM Jun 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Idea Exchange and Dr. Gary Bruce, Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, present a presentation on The Berlin Zoo: Humans, Animals, and Nazis, June 14th, 10am-12pm at Trillium United Church.
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LICENSED TO SHOW EXHIBITION
Jun 15, 2018 - All Day Oct 06, 2018 - All Day
Friday June 15th- October 6th at Design at Riverside.

Design at Riverside will showcase a selection of works from the Contemporary Fibre Collection to further the conversations of preservation and presentation of works held by Cambridge Art Galleries. Over 115 Canadian artists are represented in the permanent collection dedicated to fibre based works. In the late eighties, we decided to pursue a particular collection mandate focused on the fibre medium, partly because the region’s flourishing industrial base was originally established by the textile industry, and partly because such specialization would set us apart from other institutional collectors. The works in our permanent collection are decidedly contemporary, pushing the limits on all fronts. Take a close look at some of the installation works that live within our vault.
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CAMBRIDGE STREET ART SCENE
Jun 15, 2018 8:00 AM Jun 16, 2018 3:00 PM
Friday June 15th with Cambridge Celebration of the Arts & Saturday June 16th ,8am - 3pm Cambridge City Hall

Celebrate Father's Day Weekend with a great line up! Cambridge Street Art Scene, Rodding for Reading Car and Motorcycle Show with Cambridge Farmers' Market & Cambridge Art Attic. This event will feature Mural and Chalk artists, Craft Breweries, live music and an interactive art piece.
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CAMBRIDGE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
Jun 15, 2018 4:30 PM Jun 15, 2018 11:30 PM


The Cambridge Celebration of the Arts is a free event that presents a variety of juried works in the visual, performance and literary genres by Cambridge and Cambridge connected artists. This event is held at City Hall, the Square and surrounding streets. This celebration also includes special art experiences for our audiences. We also have kid-friendly and family-centred activities.
Come out and enjoy some local food & drinks, be entertained with 4 stages and have the opportunity to view multiple exhibitions.


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OPENING RECEPTION: LICENSED TO SHOW
Jun 15, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 15, 2018 9:00 PM
Please join us for the opening reception of Licensed to Show at Idea Exchange Queen's Square, Friday June 15th 7-9pm.

All are welcome to attend this free event.
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TAKE A RIDE FOR MACKIDS
Jun 16, 2018 11:00 AM Jun 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Attractions and heavy equipment for the family to enjoy Saturday June 16th from 11am-4pm at Reid's Heritage Homes; from a magic show and helicopter ride to experiencing planes, bulldozers and excavators; all proceeds to help build and equip a new state-of-the-art nephrology clinic at McMaster Children's Hospital.
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BAND CONCERT
Jun 16, 2018 2:00 PM Jun 16, 2018 3:30 PM
During the weekend of the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts, come and enjoy some “New Beginnings” music on Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2-3:30pm at Knox’s Galt Presbyterian Church as the Cambridge Concert Band introduces their new Conductor, Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd. This will be an open-door concert. Music will range from the fun of “More Cowbell” to the joy of “Dawn of a New Day” and “A Jubilant Overture”. Admission by free-will donation to support the band.
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BRING A PICNIC FOR FATHER'S DAY
Jun 17, 2018 12:30 PM Jun 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Treat Dad to a day in the country Sunday June 17th, 12:20pm-4:00pm. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful, picturesque setting of Westfield. Purchase sweet treats and cool drinks form the General Store.
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - MILL RACE PARK PRESENTS: FRESH WATER FUNK
Jun 17, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 17, 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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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - MILL RACE PARK PRESENTS: FRESH WATER FUNK
Jun 17, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 17, 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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MY STORY: #BECOMINGNEIGHBOURWR
Jun 20, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 20, 2018 8:15 PM
On World Refugee Day, Wednesday June 20th, 7-8:15pm at Idea Exchange Queen's Square, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee, and those who chose to leave former lives behind to start over in Cambridge. Our speakers will share their stories of migration, settlement and learning to be a Canadian, in a supportive and inquisitive environment.
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SEA OF LIFE: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND Q&A WITH FILMMAKER JULIA BARNES
Jun 20, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 20, 2018 9:00 PM
Come to the RARE Slit Barn on June 20th at 7pm for a screening and Q&A session of Julia Barnes's documentary ' Sea of Life". Inspired by Rob Stewart’s Revolution, young filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on an epic journey around the world to save the ecosystems we depend on for survival, as we come closer to causing a mass extinction in the oceans. Sea of Life leads audiences through the stunning world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists and explorers who reveal an enormous opportunity to rise up and become the heroes the world needs.
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NFB FILM CLUB- EVERYBODY'S CHILDREN
Jun 22, 2018 2:00 PM Jun 22, 2018 4:00 PM
Each month we present free screenings of excellent short films and documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada.

June 22; 2-4pm at Idea Exchange Queen's Square - Everybody's Children
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HOT SPRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jun 23, 2018 - All Day Jun 23, 2018 - All Day
What is Hot Springs Music Festival?
A free concert in Central Park in Cambridge, Ontario on June 23, 2018. This family friendly event will feature live music from an array of local musicians of all different genres.
There will be on site vendors, beer garden, food trucks and a kid's play area.
FREE ADMISSION
Please bring a donation for the Cambridge & District Humane Society
Visit their wish list: www.spca.cambridgeweb.net/wishlist.html
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - CENTRAL PARK PRESENTS: CAMBRIDGE CONCERT BAND
Jun 24, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 24, 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: NATURAL DYES
Jun 25, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 25, 2018 7:30 PM
"Gardening and Beyond: Natural Dyes" takes place at Idea Exchange Preston on Monday, June 25th at 7:00pm.


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EVENING CONCERT: 3 IN THE ROUND- THE SINGLE MALT SESSIONS W/ BEVERLIE ROBERTSON, BRIAN CROZIER, & BOB MACLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 7:00 PM Jun 28, 2018 9:00 PM
June 28 7-9pm at McDougall Cottage

Join us for one very special night with three of Ontario's top Troubadours. Beverlie Robertson, Brian Crozier and Bob MacLean - presenting their very best - their “single malt” song selections! Tickets are $10 plus HST in advance. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve yours – they’ll be going fast!
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PRESTON BOOK CLUB
Jun 29, 2018 9:30 AM Jun 29, 2018 11:00 AM
Join the Preston Idea Exchange book club on June 29th for "Indian Horse" by Richard Wagamese
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OLD POST OFFICE OPENING TOURS
Jun 29, 2018 11:00 AM Jun 29, 2018 4:30 PM
We invite you to join us for a guided tour of our newest location: Idea Exchange, Old Post Office Friday June 29th, 11am-4:30pm. Come experience the Creative Studios, Discovery Centre and Makerspace. Learn about the restoration of the heritage staircase and clock tower while enjoying spectacular views of the Grand River in the comfort of the café.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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