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Monday, May 6, 2019 — 8:30 AM to Friday, October 25, 2019 — 6:00 PM EDT to Fri, 10/25/2019 - 18:00
New Fraktur exhibit

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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
Joseph Lanza, violin

Playing on period instruments, violinist Joseph Lanza and harpsichordist Borys Medicky will play a selection of classical music from Europe.  Lanza is a professor at Western University, and the concertmaster of the London Symphonium.  Medicky is an internationally known harpsichordist, who also does repairs and builds instruments as a side line.  

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Finding Father book cover

Finding Father: Stories from Mennonite Daughters, edited by Mary Ann Loewen. University of Regina Press. Presentations by local contributors Carrie Snyder, Maggie Dyck, Hildi Froese Tiessen, R.A. Plett, Ruth Loewen, Magdalene Redekop, Mary Ann Loewen.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
Christopher Bagan

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Mark Vuorinen

The 2019 Benjamin Eby Lecture will be presented by Mark Vuorinen

Witnessing Passion: Musical depiction of minor characters in Passion music by Bach, Ešenvalds, MacMillan and Pärt

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — 1:00 PM EDT
Micheal Molloy talk invitation

Michael Molloy is co-author of Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80, and has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. In 1979 and 1980 he coordinated the Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada. Molloy is Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and is president of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
Elizabeth Lepock, soprano

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
The Palestine Land Exercise

The Palestine Land Exercise is a 90-minute experiential learning tool designed to help participants understand the history and current context of Palestine and Israel. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 — 12:30 to 12:30 PM EDT
Daniel Cabena

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