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Programs + Events

Idea Exchange hosts hundreds of programs and events every year. From storytimes to movie screenings, there's always something interesting to do here. Find the one that's right for you.


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Online registration is available for Adult/Teen art courses and programs and Children’s art courses. All online registrations require an email address and those with a fee can be paid with a Visa or Mastercard. Registration in person or by phone (call 519.621.0460) is also available.

Monthly Calendar


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Susan Bidinosti, Leave (The Nest), 2006. Image by Scott Lee
September 14 - November 3, 2019
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
Susan Bidinosti, Sharon Buchanan, Leslie Bush, Dorothy Caldwell, Heather Cameron, Suzanne Carlsen, Kirtley Jarvis, Shuyu Ly, Peggy Merserau, Anna... Read More»
Totstime
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 9:45 - 10:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song, and movement. A great program for meeting other children... Read More»
Totstime
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 10:00 - 10:30am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song, and movement. A great program for meeting other children... Read More»
child exploring toys
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 10:15 - 10:45am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song, and movement. A great program for meeting other children... Read More»
Explore on the Floor
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 10:15 - 11:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands-on, learning activity centers.
Explore on the Floor
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 10:30 - 11:30am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands-on, learning activity centers.
exploreonthefloor
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 10:45 - 11:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands-on, learning activity centers.
Stories & Stretches
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 11:00 - 11:30am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Come enjoy this unique program with its combination of stories, movement, activities, and FUN!
woman taking a break by meditating
Thursdays, September 19 - October 31, 2019, 12:30 - 12:45pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Need some calm in your day? Interested in meditation but not sure if it’s for you? Come and try it at the Old Post Office where we will host short... Read More»
Library Settlement Partnerships logo
Most Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Immigrant settlement workers assist newcomers with their settlement needs. They can help newcomers learn about our culture, find places to learn... Read More»
dream job this way signs
Most Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Frustrated by the work of looking for work? Stop by to speak to an experienced Employment Counsellor from Lutherwood. Lutherwood has been helping... Read More»
4pm Project
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
School’s out. Now what? Come explore, create, and share. Crafts, robotics, comics, and more. Minecraft, Pokémon, and Marvel to explore. Build, paint... Read More»
vrdropin
Monday to Thursday, September 9 - December 5, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm (excl. October 14)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
conversation circle
Thursdays, September 12 - December 12, 2019, 6:15-8:15pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Drop in to our free, friendly conversation circles to learn English, meet new friends, talk about your community, culture and customs. Tuesdays, 6:15... Read More»
microphone and headset for radio
Thursdays, September 12 - November 14, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
The Cambridge Amateur Radio Club is running this class for those interested in obtaining a basic license in Amateur Radio. Amateur Radio (ham radio)... Read More»
fake news
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Do you know what to believe on the Internet? And if you do, why do you believe it? While there’s nothing new about misinformation spread to sway... Read More»
fresh stories logo
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join us for live oral storytelling with FRESH Stories. Bring your own short story to tell or sit back and relax to stories of all kinds. Open to... Read More»
STEAM Night
Thursdays, September 19 - November 28, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Explore new STEAM activities each week at this hands-on program.
Erika DeFreitas, within the cut and slender joint alone, video still, 03:04 minutes, 2017
July 12 - October 12, 2019
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
When water accumulates it is called a body, a body of water. A human body is also a body of water. Body of waters and bodies of water, a conversation... Read More»
practicing playing the guitar
Thursdays, September 19 - November 7, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
This program has been cancelled. No previous experience required! You will learn techniques based on classical guitar (finger picking). The course... Read More»