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What's On This Month: October 2017


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Programs + Events | October 2, 2017

Welcome, Fall! It’s been so wonderful to feel the air getting crisp and cool, and see the leaves beginning to change. Now that a new school year is firmly established, individuals and families both will enjoy the variety of interesting events taking place at Idea Exchange.

On Sunday, October 1, check out Musical Lives Classical Guitar Open Mic, taking place from 2:00-3:30 pm at Clemens Mill. This melodious event begins with a concert, with an open mic session following. Members of the Open Mic Guild for Classical Guitar, the Guitar Society of Brantford, the KW Guitar Orchestra, and some local Cambridge guitarists welcome fellow guitarists and music enthusiasts to this free event. If you aren’t able to come to the October performance, check out a similar event on Sunday, November 19, at Queen’s Square.

Have you ever wondered about the best colours for your 1950s bungalow? What about picking furniture for a small living room? How do you stay true to architectural framework, but also incorporate your own personal style? These questions and more can be answered at Ask a Designer, taking place on Wednesday, October 4, 6:30-7:30 pm at Queen’s Square. Come learn some tips and tricks from an interior designer at this free event, and work to define your own design style.

Throughout October and November, Ideas Exchange has partnered with Project READ to provide free meet-ups for parents about raising literate kids in a technology-focused world. Project READ is a literacy network that strives to work with the community to increase the predominance of literacy and learning in the everyday lives of both children and adults. Four workshops will be presented throughout October and November. The first, taking place on Saturday, October 28, Math + Kids = Fun! , will provide ideas for parents to tackle their kid’s math fears through games and activities that can be done at home. November’s workshops include Let’s Talk About Screen Time, Bring Back the Wonder of Play, and What’s the Secret to Getting Kids to Read? Register individually for sessions by calling Queen’s Square, or online.