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What's on this Month: April 2021


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Cassidy, Queen's Square | April 1, 2021

April showers are bringing both May flowers and a full month of fun and fascinating virtual programs to Idea Exchange. From Spring Break activities for kids to a series of programs to help you navigate all parts of your career journey, and from Earth Day events to the 2021 City Nature Challenge, there’s a lot growing on this April!

Check out some other highlights of this month’s events below, and visit our full calendar here.

CTAL: Populism in 2021 and Beyond
Thursday April 8, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Populism has waxed and waned throughout the20th century. But in recent years, even in recent months, it has rattled the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom, India, and other democracies.

Wildlife Photography in Waterloo Region
Tuesday April 13, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join wildlife photographer and journalist Paul Gains as he shares his experiences of photographing wildlife in Waterloo Region.

The Basics of Camping
Wednesday April 14, 2021
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Get ready to learn some camping basics to prepare you for your next outdoor adventure!

An Evening with Alexandra Morton
Thursday April 15, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we talk to Alexandra Morton who has been called “the Jane Goodall of Canada”.

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Book Club
Thursday April 15, 2021
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sign up for the EMWF Book Club and enjoy conversation with fellow readers in the lead up to our main event!

How to Engrave Photos on Wood
Saturday April 17, 2021
10:30am - 11:30pm
Join us for an introduction to preparing your photos for laser engraving on the Old Post Office Laser Cutter.

KW Guitar Orchestra Virtual Concert
Sunday April 18, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Kitchener-Waterloo Guitar Orchestra is an amateur community guitar ensemble based in Waterloo Region, led by their Music Director, Mariette Stephenson.

Romance By The Book
Wednesday April 21, 2021
8:00pm - 9:00pm
A new book club for swoon-worthy romance novel lovers.

Birds In Your Hood
Tuesday April 27, 2021
2:00pm - 2:45pm
This virtual program, designed by FLAP Canada, encourages youth to appreciate the diversity of birds in their own neighbourhoods.

10 Things I Love About Astronomy
Tuesday April 27, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Do you ever look up at the night sky and wonder which planets and constellations are visible? What is visible to the naked eye and what can be seen with a small telescope?