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May
6
Mon
2019
Grebel Gallery Exhibit | New Fraktur @ CGR
May 6 @ 8:30 am – Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

Meg Harder is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Grand River Watershed. Harder graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, which included a six month exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. She studied under Paula Wilson at Haystack Mountain school of crafts in 2018. She was the 2015 Eastern Comma Artist in Residence at Rare Charitable Research Reserve and at Vermont Studio Centre in 2018. She has exhibited at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area, and The Museum, Kitchener. She is a recent recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Project Grant.

Harder’s present research focuses on artistic practices that expand and disrupt canonized art forms and narrative genres to express emerging realities and revisionist histories. She draws on fraktur folk art, an imaginative and densely detailed illuminated calligraphy, historically produced by early Mennonite settlers to Ontario. Fraktur was traditionally made to venerate important religious and cultural texts and was displayed in everyday contexts like the walls of homes and in the covers of bibles and hymnals. In recognition of her ancestral traditions, her ink and gouache drawings carry forward the aesthetic sensibilities of fraktur and Biblical myth, while reframing their contents with a queer, feminine, and bioregional optic. By reinterpreting these archived images in a personal lexicon of motifs and symbols to create fictive environments, she aims to disarm exploitative narratives and create space for new histories and futures.

Exhibit Launch

Launch Reception on May 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Register here.

Gallery information

Summer hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Fall hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spring 2019 Ensemble Auditions: Open for registration @ CGR
May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 21 @ 10:00 pm

Spring 2019 Ensemble auditions are open for registration. See Ensemble page for details. 
In Spring term we offer the Balinese Gamelan, Instrumental Chamber groups, orchestra@uwaterloo, and the University Choir.
The orchestra needs 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, & 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, and a tuba
Timpani, percussion, harp, and strings.

May
21
Tue
2019
(final) Tech Talk: Impactful Technologies
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 PM

This will likely be the last scheduled “Tech Talk”. It will be the 23rd meetup for Tech Talk since Feb 2017, so it’s been a good run with a lot of top…

Tech Talk

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:00 PM

Tim Hortons
197 Frederick St Kitchener, ON

3 Hungry Minds Attending

Technology is taking off! And with a big enough impact on today and the future, to likely alter our world faster & in more ways than this planet has seen in its entire life span, it should be a relevant and interesting topic to discuss. What: General topic- technology. Specific topic varies monthly. Casual conversation, typically a few at a time, d…

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Book Launch
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Out of Galilee
Christian thought as a great conversation

Author: M. Darrol Bryant

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: Dunker Family Lounge

Free draw for a signed book!

Please RSVP to Karrie by email, or call 519-884-4404 x28591. 

May
23
Thu
2019
Book Launch: A Space for Race
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Decoding racism, multiculturalism, and post-colonialism in the quest for belonging in Canada and beyond

Authors: Kathy Hogarth & Wendy L. Fletcher

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00pm
Where: Renison Atrium

Please RSVP to Karrie Cornies by email, or call 519-884-4404 x28591. 

May
25
Sat
2019
You @ Waterloo Day
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! On-site applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

For more information email Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator, rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca

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May
26
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 PM

NOTE: NEW one time Location
A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society -…

Food for Thought

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

2 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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Education Town Hall @ Jacob Hespeler S.S.
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday May 26th – 2 to 4 pm | An opportunity to ask local MPPs about changes to public education.
All members of the public welcome! | Jacob Hespeler S.S. | 55 Holiday Inn Dr. Cambridge | Invited Panellists |     Amy Fee (PC), Kitchener South–Hespeler |     Catherine Fife (NDP), Waterloo |     Mike Harris Jr. (PC), Kitchener–Conestoga |     Belinda Karahalios (PC), Cambridge |     Laura Mae Lindo (NDP), Kitchener Centre |     Mike Schreiner (Green), Guelph

Sunday May 26th – 2 to 4 pm

An opportunity to ask local MPPs about changes to public education.

All members of the public welcome!

Jacob Hespeler S.S.
355 Holiday Inn Dr. Cambridge

Invited Panellists

  • Amy Fee (PC), Kitchener South–Hespeler
  • Catherine Fife (NDP), Waterloo
  • Mike Harris Jr. (PC), Kitchener–Conestoga
  • Belinda Karahalios (PC), Cambridge
  • Laura Mae Lindo (NDP), Kitchener Centre
  • Mike Schreiner (Green), Guelph
May
28
Tue
2019
Philosophication
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, May 28 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

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May
30
Thu
2019
J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture 2019 @ CGR
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Feeding the Colony, the Nation and the Market: Transported Foodways and New Crops in Latin American Mennonite Communities

How did persistent attachment to wheat shape Mennonite settlement in Paraguay? What did it mean for Mennonites to rapidly expand the availability and affordability of butter, milk, and cheese in local markets in northern Mexico and eastern Bolivia? Learn how the place of Mennonites in Latin American societies over the past century has been premised on practices of producing, marketing and consuming food.

About the speaker:

Dr. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen is a postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University. His research and teaching interests include migration, transnational history, agriculture, and environmental history. He is the second recipient of the Fretz Fellowship at Conrad Grebel University College.

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Jun
1
Sat
2019
’05-’10 Era Reunion @ CGR
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Celebrating those that were here anytime between ’05-’10

Please join us for an afternoon BBQ informal event. The event will take place from 3:30-7:00 p.m.

Activities will include Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Board Games, Video Games, etc.

Please register ahead of time on the UW reunion site. Or email Alison Enns at aenns@uwaterloo.ca

Your reunion planners are Amanda Zehr ’09 and Michael Shum ’11. Let us know if you would like to help!

Attendees: Amanda Zehr ’09, Michael Shum ’11, Morgan Grainger ’09, Mark Peters ’10, Rachel Reist ’12, Sean Anderson ’11, Kathleen (Wonnacott) Schwartzentruber ’09, Daniel Schwartzentruber ’08, Gillian Willard ’12, Megan (Walther) Blair ’08, Tim Blair ’09, Jason Booy ’08, Mimi (Hollinger-Janzen) Browne ’11, Sherrie (Friesen) Tiessen ’07, Chris Brnjas ’12, Sarah Connors ’09, Rachael Verbruggen ’10.

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Jun
4
Tue
2019
Open -Minded
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What?Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focu…

Open -Minded

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Pub On king
77 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What? Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focused on a potential sub topic below. Sub-topic: Open Minded What does it mean to be open minded? Or closed minded? How well does it incorporate into everyday life? What function of the brain causes op…

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Jun
9
Sun
2019
Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 PM

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome…

Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019, 1:00 PM

216 Grovehill Crescent
216 Grovehill Crescent Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome. What is reality?

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Book Club & BuzzFeed Quiz Night: The Personality Brokers
Jun 9 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, June 9 at 1:30 PM

This month’s selection is Merve Emre’s The Personality Brokers : The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing. We’ll be po…

Book Club & BuzzFeed Quiz Night: The Personality Brokers

Monday, May 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

Tess’ Place
49 Cedar St. S. Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

This month’s selection is Merve Emre’s The Personality Brokers : The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing. We’ll be posting in the discussion section a few of our favourite BuzzFeed quiz selections so you can come to the night knowing such important things as what pizza topping or Disney princess you are. Here’s the…

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Jun
13
Thu
2019
Aging and Spirituality: Finding Courage and Resilience @ CGR
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm

We can find ourselves in new territory where much is unknown as we face challenges and difficulties in illness, in the aging process, and in dying. In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.

You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

We will be led by a collaborative, experienced group of spiritual companions of various faith traditions who work in long-term care, hospice, and the community: Teresa Bryant, Miriam Frey, Dale Guenter, Jane Kuepfer, Celia McBride, and Maureen McDonnell.

Learn more and register here

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Concert
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Balinese Gamelan is meant to be heard outdoors, so please join us at Waterloo Town Square for a terrific evening concert.  Free admission.  This ensemble is directed by I Dewa Made Suparta, a noted Gamelan composer, and Dr. Maisie Sum.  Stay after the concert to try out an instrument or two.

The rain location is Conrad Grebel’s Great Hall, so please keep an eye on this website if storms are threatening.  

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Philosophication
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, June 18 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

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Jun
22
Sat
2019
Sufism and Spiritual Healing – Free Event!
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 22, 2019

4-6pm | Dunker Family Lounge

Renison University College

Refreshments provided. 

Please RSVP to renison.events@uwaterloo.ca

Jun
23
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

0 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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Jul
2
Tue
2019
Minded
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What?Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focu…

Minded

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Pub On king
77 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What? Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focused on a potential sub topic below. Sub-topic: To Be Determined To see or suggest some potential subtopics, see here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages/boards/thread/51266515 Who? All w…

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Jul
14
Sun
2019
Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 PM

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome…

Bill’s Home for Fantastic Conversation

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019, 1:00 PM

216 Grovehill Crescent
216 Grovehill Crescent Kitchener, ON

0 Hungry Minds Attending

Come along and bring your favourite thoughts, ideas and opinions. Listen in or Speak up whatever makes you comfortable. All points of view are welcome.

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Jul
16
Tue
2019
Philosophication
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, July 16 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

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Jul
28
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, July 28 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

0 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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Aug
6
Tue
2019
Minded
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What?Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focu…

Minded

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Pub On king
77 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What? Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focused on a potential sub topic below. Sub-topic: To Be Determined To see or suggest some potential subtopics, see here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages/boards/thread/51266515 Who? All w…

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Aug
11
Sun
2019
Ontario Mennonite Music Camp @ CGR
Aug 11 – Aug 23 all-day

Join us for 12 fun-filled days of music camp!

August 11 – 23, 2019

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp provides an exciting camp adventure for 12- to 16-year-olds, pairing exceptional musical instruction with traditional camp activities! Campers will find a safe and supportive community to explore their love of music, strengthen their leadership skills, and deepen their faith.

OMMC welcomes campers of all levels of musical skill and experience! Our goal is to help you have fun and grow, no matter where you’re at.

Registration is now open for campers and leaders in training.

Learn more or register for camp.