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What's On This Month: May 2017


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  • Cambridge Third Age Learning: Building Community
    Cambridge Third Age Learning: Building Community

Programs + Events | April 27, 2017

We’ve said goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers! A new month brings a whole new crop of programs and events at Idea Exchange. Read on for a few highlights:

With the warm weather finally here, now is a great time to get outside and explore the neighbourhood. Lucky for you, the Jane's Walk movement takes place the first weekend of May and Cambridge has two walks to choose from! Discover the history of Water Street on Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 – 2:00pm with a walk starting at Waterscape, 150 Water St. N., and led by Jim Griffin. Then head over to Idea Exchange, Hespeler on Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 – 3:00pm to join the walk with Linda Lennox and the Silverheights Neighbourhood Association down to the Hespeler River Trail. Jane’s Walks are great opportunities for people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbours!

Get your popcorn and grab a seat at Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge for the final two films of our Cineseries spring season. Screening on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30pm is Lion which tells the story of a young man searching for his estranged family and features a stellar cast including Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Wrapping up the season on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm is Black Code which examines the complex global impact that the Internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism. See you at the movies!

In partnership with Grand River Film Festival, we are thrilled to welcome Newfoundland singer/songwriter, storyteller and filmmaker Ian Foster back to Cambridge for an evening of Stories in Song and Film. Join us on Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Trillium United Church for this special event. Ian puts on a great show and is eager to share his songs along with presenting his 2017 release Sleeper Years and his short feature film Keystone.

Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) continues this month with another stimulating lecture on Thursday, May 18 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Trillium United Church. Joe Mancini, founder of The Working Centre in Kitchener, joins us for a talk titled Building Community where he will speak about his compelling career in supporting some of our region’s most marginalized populations and the work of the centre. CTAL is always a hit, so be sure to get your ticket in advance!

All that and more awaits your discovery at Idea Exchange! Check out the May calendar for full listings of programs and events here.