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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, February 20, 2020

two people shaking hands
Most Mondays & Thursdays, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Sit down and chat with Crystal, an Outreach worker from Langs. Mondays: 9:30am - 1:00pm Thursdays: 9:30am - 1:00pm Get information you need about the... Read More»
totstime
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 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»
babytime
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 10:00 - 10:30am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Join us for some baby adventures! Learn new songs and rhymes, share stories, and let your little one experience some age appropriate hands-on fun.
three women wearing hijabs
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Have you ever wondered about the custom of wearing a hijab? The members of ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) and the Muslim Women’s Coalition of... Read More»
totstime
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 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»
exploreonfloor
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 10:45 - 11:30am
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.
explorefloor
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 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.
exploreonfloor
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 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.
Signs that say dream job and this way
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»
codemasters
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Explore coding with robots in this school age drop-in program. From simple sequences to square dancing, come learn how much fun computing can be.
fourpmproject
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
School’s out. Now what? Come explore, create, and share. Crafts, robotics, comics, and more. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and... Read More»
Jason Baerg, Relations Digital Abstraction, Peter, 2013 (Detail). Image Courtesy of the artist.
October 25, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
This exhibition is presented across two locations - Queen Square Gallery and Preston Gallery. "Painting is a sacred bundle that echoes through... Read More»
Jason Baerg, Sky Trail, 2014. Image Courtesy of the artist
November 15 2019 - March 1 2020
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
This exhibition is presented across two locations - Queen Square Gallery and Preston Gallery. "Painting is a sacred bundle that echoes through... Read More»
group of people smiling together and holding speech bubble signs
Thursdays, January 9 - June 25, 2020, 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»
Steamnight
Thursdays, January 9 - February 27, 2020, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Explore new STEAM activities each week at this hands-on program!
Cursive writing
Thursdays, February 6 - 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
This workshop will provide instruction on learning the basics of cursive handwriting, and then will move on to modern calligraphy. Use your amazing... Read More»
Music remix
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Explore song structure and tempo, and learn how to deconstruct, cut, and rearrange audio to create a personalized version of a song.
books with a magnifying glass
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Post Office
Lectures + Talks
Join Dan Schmalz from the City of Cambridge Archives as we explore some of the most interesting items from the Cambridge Archives Collection. Learn... Read More»
Radio meetup
Thursdays, December 5, 2019 - February 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00pm (excl. December 26)
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Join the Cambridge Amateur Radio Club as they explore and discuss different ways of communicating from digital radio to analog radios, as well as... Read More»
Sing your heart
Thursdays, January 23 - February 27, 2020, 6:45 - 8:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Come one and all! Sing Your Heart Out is a learn-to-sing program that makes singing fun and accessible. Whether completely new to singing or somewhat... Read More»