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Monthly Calendar


January 2018

Happy New Year
Monday, January 1, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Preston, Queen's Square, Events in the Community
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations close early on Sunday, December 31, 2017 for New Year's Eve: Design at Riverside closes at 4:00pm All other Idea Exchange... Read More»
Game Board
First Thursday of the Month, January-June 2018, 6:30-10:00pm
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Gather together, meet like-minded gamers, and conquer the world!!  Fun, friendly atmosphere for those fans of analog board games like Pandemic, Magic... Read More»
Teens posing for picture
Mondays, 2:00 - 5:30pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. Thanks to our partnership with the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone the Teen Lounge is now... Read More»
Ukulele
Tuesdays, January 9 - March 28, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Check out these jam sessions where you’ll learn some songs, share ideas and enjoy some fun together. Grab your uke and come on out. No experience... Read More»
SLR photographic equipment
Mondays, January 15 - February 12, 2018, 7:30 - 9:45pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Learn basic good photography through the traditional study of automatic and manual controls, focus, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, flash work and... Read More»
Knitting on needles
Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7, 2018, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Knitters unite! If you are a knitter and would like to put your talent, skill, and creations to good use, come out to Knit for a Cause and create a... Read More»
Yoga poses
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Let go of your exam stress with chair meditation. Learn techniques of breathing and visualization to help you through the pressure of exams. 
Yoga
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Let go of your exam stress with chair meditation. Learn techniques of breathing and visualization to help you through the pressure of exams. 
A-Line Robot
Thursdays, January 18 - March 8, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Learn the basics of electronic components from Calin Raszga (B.E.Sc.) in this eight week course that introduces you to resistors, capacitors,... Read More»
Employment Worker with Man at Computer
Most Wednesdays, January - June 2018, 2:00-4:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for free assistance with an Employment Worker from YMCA Employment Services. They can help you with: Resume Help Job Search Assistance... Read More»
Teen girl reading
Last Thursday of the month, January - June 2018, 6:30-8:00pm
Hespeler
Book Clubs
An interactive book club for teens, led by teens that will look at a new novel every month and discuss its relevance to teen lives as they really are... Read More»