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Nov
14
Wed
2018
Noon Hour Concert: V’la l’bon vent, v’la joli vent @ CGR
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

The KW Woodwind Quintet has chosen a program of delightful music by French composers to showcase the ‘jolie vent’ that wind instruments create. The concert will include Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, Debussy’s Children’s Corner, Bozza’s Scherzo, and Bizet’s Carmen Fantasie. Bienvenue à notre concert!

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Aging as a Natural Monastery: Spirituality in Later Life
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Bill Randall in considering the many respects in which aging is an inherently spiritual process—not religious necessarily, but spiritual (broadly defined). Despite prevailing perceptions of aging as a matter of inevitable decline, the challenges and changes that come with it can be experienced as Nature’s way of nudging us into the adventure of truly growing old (versus just getting old)—growing in insight, understanding, and compassion.

The presentation will be at 4 PM, followed by supper.

Contact Steinmann Mennonite Church at office@smchurch.ca or (519) 634-8311 by Friday, November 9 to reserve your spot. Cost: $20 cash, payable at the door.

Fill the Table Campaign Launch @ CGR
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Grebel community for a special ‘Fill the Table’ capital campaign launch event. You’ll be able to see the updated building plans that will enhance and expand our kitchen and dining room facilities. The short program will feature a few words from the architects, the board, the fundraising team, and students on the details and significance of this project. We’ll also share exciting news on our fundraising progress and provide updates on opportunities to get involved!

Refreshments will be provided. The program will begin promptly at 4:30pm.

Parking is free.

No RSVP necessary, but feel fee to contact Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement at fwmartin@uwaterloo.ca.

We look forward to seeing you on November 15th!

Learn more about the Fill the Table capital campaign as well as the exciting plans for Grebel’s kitchen and dining room!

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Spirituality, Aging, and Narrative: The Sacred Art of Story Listening @ CGR
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come explore the intersections between spirituality and narrative, and between narrative and aging, focusing on both the unique developmental tasks of later life, and the challenges aging poses to our stories. In the afternoon, speaker Bill Randall will introduce the sacred art of story listening and prepare participants to provide narrative care.

Register by Friday, November 9 to reserve your spot. Register Now
Please bring a lunch or enjoy local restaurants.

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Considering Matthew Shepard: UW Chamber Choir & Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir @ HH
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field.

Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal.

This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada.

Considering Matthew Shepard

University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
Mark Vuorinen – Conductor

For advance tickets, please see GPH website.   

Prices: Under 30: $14; Regular:  $30.
Tickets also available at the door.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Considering Matthew Shepard: UW Chamber Choir & Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir @ HH
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field.

Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal.

This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada.

Considering Matthew Shepard

University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
Mark Vuorinen – Conductor

For advance tickets, please see GPH website.   

Prices: Under 30: $14; Regular: $30.
Tickets also available at the door.

Restorative Justice Week with Ray and Vi Donavan @ CGR
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conrad Grebel University College and Mennonite Central Committee Ontario are excited to be hosting Ray & Vi Donovan from the United Kingdom as guest speakers for Restorative Justice Week in November.  As parents of an 18 year old boy murdered in the street 16 years ago, they work passionately to give voice to a restorative justice approach, through education and creating system change in areas such as policing and probation.  

Save the date for two public events:

Sunday, November 18th at 7 – 9 pm
in The Great Hall, Grebel. 

November 26 – 28’The Power of Restorative Justice: Philosophy and Practice”
A three day skills training workshop led by Ray and Vi, offered as an elective in the Conflict Management Certificate Program.  Register by October 1st for the best available rate.

Restorative Justice Week with Ray and Vi Donavan @ CGR
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conrad Grebel University College and Mennonite Central Committee Ontario are excited to be hosting Ray & Vi Donovan from the United Kingdom as guest speakers for Restorative Justice Week in November.  As parents of an 18 year old boy murdered in the street 16 years ago, they work passionately to give voice to a restorative justice approach, through education and creating system change in areas such as policing and probation.  

Save the date for two public events:

Sunday, November 18th at 7 – 9 pm
in The Great Hall, Grebel. 

November 26 – 28’The Power of Restorative Justice: Philosophy and Practice”
A three day skills training workshop led by Ray and Vi, offered as an elective in the Conflict Management Certificate Program.  Register by October 1st for the best available rate.

Nov
23
Fri
2018
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Concert @ HH
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. It is taught without notation, which means the students have to memorize their parts. Directed by artist-in-residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the group plays both traditional Balinese music and modern compositions.
This group of approximately 20 students will have an end of term concert at Hagey Hall.  Admission is free, and the concert is suitable for all ages.  An opportunity to try the instruments out will be made available at the end of the concert.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Seasonal Party with a Paint Lesson
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Saturday, November 24 at 6:00 PM

For our seasonal gathering this year we are inviting an amazing local artist in to give us all painting lessons. Bring your inner Monet or Picasso and…

Price: 37.50 CAD

Paint Lesson for the Season

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 Hungry Minds Attending

For our seasonal gathering this year we are inviting an amazing local artist in to give us all painting lessons. Bring your inner Monet or Picasso and create a masterpiece that you get to take home with you at the end of the night. Most importantly, go home with a night of memories shared with fellow serious people having a night of fun and frivoli…

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Musik’s Empire: University Choir Concert
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

While the term “empire” has come to have strong political connotations, an archaic use of the word simply means to hold absolute power over something or someone. Few who listen to or participate in music could deny its empire! This term’s concert will explore music’s empire through various cultures, time periods, and styles including works by Palestrina, Bach, Esenvalds, and Uusberg, as well as arrangements by Guillaume, Hatfield, and Mister Tim.

This 80 voice choir is directed by Liska Jetchick.

Nov
25
Sun
2018
Food for Thought
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, November 25 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, Nov 25, 2018, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

1 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. It Seemed the Better Way (Yes another meeting where I stole the title from a Leonard Cohen song 🙂 Have you ever done something th…

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Nov
27
Tue
2018
Philosophication
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, November 27 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, Nov 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

3 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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Nov
29
Thu
2018
Telling the Story: orchestra@uwaterloo concert
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a concert about storytelling.  Surprisingly, Rossini’s Barber of Seville is not a story about a rabbit masquerading as a barber but a love story complete with disguises and mistaken identity and love triumphs in the end.  The overture was written for a different opera actually, ‘Aureliano in Palmira’. Rossini borrowed it as he had run out of time.

Never in recent history has a popular concerto been more associated with a particular soloist as Elgar’s cello concerto.  It seems to be so closely tied – musically and personally  – to the great English cellist Jacqueline du Pres and her tragic life intertwined with the most moving and heart-wrenching interpretation of this work.  Sibelius’s work ‘en Saga’ – literally ‘the story’ is a moving and thrilling tone poem that the composer adamantly admits to being totally without any story.  Rather it evokes a state of mind with an unspecified ‘painful autobiographical element’.  This piece will feature cellist Omer Strumpf, one of the two runner-ups of last January’s Aria & Concerto Concert.

Born By The River is a piece in which Karen Sunabacka explores her Manitoba heritage through the visual art, music and stories of her Métis Grandmother Lenore Clouston (nee Birston). Her grandmother met Karen’s Scottish grandfather in a band where he played fiddle and she played the piano. Her grandmother’s rhythmic chords laid the foundation for the pieces and she would often sing and laugh as she banged the chords out on the piano. For this reason it is the Métis music of the Red River Valley that is the background of this piece. The fiddle tunes show up in fragments and are the major rhythmic pulse throughout the work. 

Die Meistersinger, again from opera, the great story-telling medium – this time with no magic, no mythology, just based on some history of 16th century German love and reverence for the arts.  Wagner’s only comedy running about four and a half hours. Not funny…

Directed by Daniel Warren, the orchestra@uwaterloo is a 60 piece orchestra with student, staff, faculty, and alumni members.

Admission is free, and tickets are available at the door.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Make a Difference Market @ CGR
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On December 1st, Grebel’s Peace Society will be hosting the Make a Difference (MAD) Market.

Join them for a local fair trade, Christmas shopping, food, and music, benefiting the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support!

Across the Creek Alumni – Doon Lantern Light Tour
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Doon by Lantern Light Guided Tour

Join Grebel Alumni and Friends for a special Across-the-Creek event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

Back by popular demand!

From the Waterloo Regional Museum’s website: ‘Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century. Enjoy a guided lantern lit walking tour of the village and a carol concert in the church. Seasonal clothing recommended. Lantern Tours include a Christmas interpretation in three of the village buildings, a horse drawn wagon ride and a carol sing in the historic Freeport Church.’

If you’ve never attended this event at Doon before, it’s probably because it sells out every year in September, very soon after tickets go on sale. It’s a wonderful way to start the Christmas season while learning a little history.

Family friendly! Limited tickets available for College Alumni. There will be 2 tours. One at 7:00 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m.

Please contact Alison Enns for tickets. 519-885-0220 x24217
 

Alumni Event: Doon Lantern Light Tour
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tours are available at both 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Space is limited in each tour.

Join Renison and other ‘across the creek’ college alumni for an exclusive event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

Purchase Tickets

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century. Enjoy a guided lantern-lit walking tour of the village and a carol concert in the church. Seasonal clothing recommended. Lantern Tours include a Christmas interpretation in three of the village buildings, a horse-drawn wagon ride and a carol sing in the historic Freeport Church.’ – Waterloo Regional Museum

This is an annual Waterloo Region tradition that sells out in September. Limited tickets are available for an exclusive tour for alumni of Renison University College.

This event is family friendly and a great way to kick off the Christmas Season.

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Jazz United: Jazz Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  Directed by Michael Wood, this ensemble will play a wide selection of popular jazz music.  this concert will feature the music of Sonny Rollins, Ralph Towner, Joe Sealy, Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers & Hart.

Admission is $10/$5 students & seniors

Reception to follow. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Six different Instrumental Chamber Ensemble groups of three to five members will play a lovely selection of classical music.

Pieces will include:

Ewazen trio for trumpet violin and piano
Beethoven piano quartet
Beethoven trio op 38
Schumann piano quartet​
Farrenc trio for clarinet bassoon and piano
Various works for Saxophone quartet           
Free admission, reception to follow              

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Minded
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining des…

Minded

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018, 6:00 PM

Fairview Park Mall (food-court)
200 Fairway Rd S Kitchener, on

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining destination direction-, what can we learn from a mined mind? What? Casual conversation, mostly focused on the topic below. Topic: To Be Determined (& distinguished) Related links: To see or suggest some …

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Dec
11
Tue
2018
Tech Talk
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 PM

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 s…

Tech Talk

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018, 6:00 PM

Innovation Center
283 Duke Street West Kitchener, on

2 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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Dec
23
Sun
2018
Food for Thought
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, December 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, Dec 23, 2018, 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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Dec
25
Tue
2018
Philosophication
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, December 25 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, Dec 25, 2018, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

0 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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Jan
1
Tue
2019
Minded
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, January 1 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining des…

Minded

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019, 6:00 PM

Fairview Park Mall (food-court)
200 Fairway Rd S Kitchener, on

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining destination direction-, what can we learn from a mined mind? What? Casual conversation, mostly focused on the topic below. Topic: To Be Determined (& distinguished) Related links: To see or suggest some …

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Jan
8
Tue
2019
Tech Talk
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, January 8 at 6:00 PM

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 s…

Tech Talk

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019, 6:00 PM

Innovation Center
283 Duke Street West Kitchener, on

0 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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