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Idea Exchange | October 1, 2019

October is here! As the leaves change colours and you get your Halloween costume ready, check out some of the awesome programs we have planned this month. Whether you want sustainability tips or want to get ready for NaNoWriMo, we’ve got something for everyone. Read on for some October highlights, and check out the monthly calendar for a full listing of events.

Are you curious about learning a new language and the history behind it? Join Vera Causa Opera for Language Quartet: Learn How to Pronounce Italian, Latin, German, and French. They’ll introduce you to the basic sounds and fundamentals of these four languages, leaving you with fresh language skills and a new-found confidence in public speaking. This program takes place at Clemens Mill on Thursdays from October 3 – 24 at 6:45 to 8:00pm. $40 + HST, registration is required.

Digital assistants can be found everyone from your smartphone to your kitchen. But is there a security risk? John Svazic, founder of EliteSec, a cyber security consultancy based in Cambridge, will discuss this and more in our OK Google, Is Alexa Listening? program on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Old Post Office. This talk will provide guidance on modern technology within your home. Registration is required.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner! Join us for Plan Your Novel and you’ll learn the techniques successful authors use to plan their novels so that you can plan your own work. This workshop is being held at Hespeler on Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 – 3:00pm and requires registration.

If you want to be more sustainable, look no further than Eco Day at Preston! Local community partners will share tips to help you on your path to being more sustainable and eco-friendly on Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 – 5:00pm. On the same day, our Repair Café is back for all of your fix-it needs. Local pros will be at your service to help fix broken small appliances, jewelry, and more. Make sure you join us for ALL IN 2020: A Place to Call Home from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Lynn Macaulay, Executive Director of ALL IN 2020 will share how we are working to end chronic homelessness and how you can be part of the solution. Repair Café requires registration, all other programming is drop-in.

Is your identity protected? Detective Constable Jason Murray will share ways to avoid possible fraud and protect your identity and money at our Fraud Prevention Talk on Saturday, October 26 from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Queen’s Square. No registration required.

Want more? Learn what we have planned for the Celebration of Women on Saturday, October 19, or embrace all things spooky and get ready for Halloween with us.

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We’re looking forward to seeing you in October at Idea Exchange!