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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, December 7, 2017

Marianne Burlew, Twinning, 2016. Installation documentation, UWAG.
November 10 - January 21, 2018
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
Our bodies affect our selves in such intricate and complex ways. Marianne Burlew’s research focuses on the body’s connection to identity and uses the... Read More»
Image: Tableware by Areaware, courtesy of Areaware Group.
November 27, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
At My Table presents the exceptional, the quirky and the essential for the modern cook and host/hostess. Highlighting innovative international and... Read More»
Lyn Carter, Beacon, 2011, as stored in the collection vault. Photography: Scott Lee, 2017
November 24, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
The Whole Shebang seeks to question what it means to collect and the principles and policies in place around such an act. Who decides what is worth... Read More»
Sunanda Sachdev, Settlement Worker
Most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-5:00pm
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»
the word play
Monday-Friday, December 4-15, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Monday to Friday, December 4 to 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm, All locations Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange! We've lined up new discovery... Read More»
the word play
Monday - Friday, December 4 - 15, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Monday to Friday, December 4 to 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm, All locations Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange! We've lined up new discovery... Read More»
the word play
Monday - Friday, December 4 - 15, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Monday to Friday, December 4 to 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm, All locations Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange! We've lined up new discovery... Read More»
the word play
Monday - Friday, December 4 - 15, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Monday to Friday, December 4 to 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm, All locations Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange! We've lined up new discovery... Read More»
Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker
Most Tuesdays 12:00-8:00pm & Thursdays 10:00am-5:30pm
Clemens Mill
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»
clock in technology
Thursdays, September 7 - December 21, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Conversation Circle at Idea Exchange
Thursdays (September 14 - December 21, 2017), 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»
Monopoly game
Thursdays, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, 2017, 6:30 - 10:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Gather together, meet like-minded gamers, and conquer the world! Fun, friendly atmosphere for those fans of low-tech board games like Pandemic, Magic... Read More»
Unsilent Night installation by Gary Kirkham
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00pm
Design at Riverside, Queen's Square
Special Events
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night returns to Cambridge on Thursday, December 7 starting 7pm at Cambridge City Hall. All ages will enjoy walking a 45 minute... Read More»
yarn
Thursdays, September 7 - December 21, 2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Queen's Square Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Hespeler Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Preston