Willow artist Barbara Guy Long will lead a workshop on using willow wattle weave to create a rustic cedar trellis April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $85. The deadline for registration and payment is April 11. To register for workshops, call Ext. 52358.
Naturalist Chris Earley leads the workshop “Warblers: The Less Common Ones” April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. Registration and payment are required by April 15.
“A Woodland and Wildflower Garden” is the theme of a workshop with gardener Lenore Ross May 5. It will be offered twice — from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $35. The deadline for registration and payment is April 21.
The Theatre in the Trees production of William F. Brown's A Single Thing in Common runs Saturdays until April 30. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. Cost is $53. To order tickets, call Ext. 54110.
The School of Fine Art and Music's noon-hour winter concert series concludes April 7 with student soloists from Guelph's applied music program performing in MacKinnon 107.
The U of G Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Prof. Ellen Waterman performs April 8 at 8 p.m. at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. The concert will feature saxophonist/composer Jean Derome, Siren and the Ensemble for Musical Improvisation. Admission is $8 general, $5 for students and seniors.
The U of G Jazz Society presents Juno Award-winning Canadian jazz legend Phil Nimmons in performance with its rehearsal ensemble, Beyond Category, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Dublin Street United Church. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for students, and will be available at the door.
The McLaughlin Library and the Central Student Association's free documentary film series wraps up April 6 with State of Denial (AIDS crisis in Africa) at 7:15 p.m. in Thornbrough 1307.
Steelworkers Local 4120 is calling for nominations for its annual Susanne Sprowl Community Service Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the betterment of the University and the external community through community spirit and volunteer work. U of G Steelworkers members in good standing are eligible for the award, which will be presented at the Community Barbecue in July. Nominations are due May 1 and can be mailed to Room 451 of the University Centre, faxed to 767-6660 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mac-FACS Alumni Association presents a Spa Day for the Soul April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atrium Restaurant in Macdonald Stewart Hall. Cost is $50. For tickets, contact Marilyn Bracken at Ext. 56753 or CSAHS@uoguelph.ca.
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is calling for applications for its Canada-Latin America-Caribbean research exchange grants, which support travel-related expenses for collaborative research. The deadline for submissions is April 29. Program guidelines can be found at www.aucc.ca/programs/intprograms/latincarib_e.html.
The Cognitive Science Group's winter seminar series wraps up April 6 with Ben Goddard discussing drug addiction at 3:30 p.m. in MacKinnon 232.
The Department of Microbiology graduate student seminar series presents Meaghan Fowler explaining “Pathogenicity of Escherichia coli O157:H7” April 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Animal Science and Nutrition 156.
“A Canadian Veterinarian's Experiences and Insight Into the Chinese Animal Health System” is the topic of Jim Fairles of U of G's Animal Health Lab in the Department of Pathobiology seminar series April 8 at 2 p.m. in Pathobiology 2106.
Teaching Support Services' series of workshops on the scholarship of teaching and learning concludes April 21 with sessions featuring Richard Gale, director of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Higher Education Program, and Keith Trigwell, principal research fellow at Oxford's Institute for the Advancement of University Learning. For complete details and to register, visit www.tss.uoguelph.ca.
April 15 is the deadline to apply for the third annual Course Re/design Institute, set to run May 29 to June 1. The intensive four-day program provides support to instructors who are designing or revamping a course. Enrolment is limited to 12. For more details, visit www.tss.uoguelph.ca or call Trevor Holmes at Ext. 52963.
The Guelph Project 2005 presents Generation Youth April 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at 2 and 8 p.m. in Lower Massey Hall. Tickets are $5 at the door or in advance at the Wellness Centre in the Powell Building or the Info Desk on UC Level 1.
The final examination of Anuradha Chawla, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, is April 12 at 1 p.m. in UC 103. The thesis is titled “Retention Versus Turnover — Opposite Sides of the Same Coin? Comparing Employees' Motivation to Stay With Their Turnover Intentions.” The adviser is Prof. Steven Cronshaw.
The final examination of M.Sc. candidate Jonathan Hovius, Integrative Biology, is April 19 at 2 p.m. in Axelrod 265A. The thesis is titled “Rotifer Community Responses to Bythotrephes longimanus in Canadian Shield Lakes.” The advisers are Prof. Kevin McCann and Beatrix Beisner.
The final examination of PhD candidate Deborah Miller, Psychology, is April 22 at 10 a.m. in UC 103. The thesis is titled “An Examination of Employees' Fairness Perceptions and Reactions Toward Changing Retirement Policies.” The adviser is Prof. Serge Desmarais.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is staging a new team fundraising event called the Adventure Challenge May 10. It will feature teams of 10 people competing against each other in a timed race to complete five distinctly Canadian challenges. The tasks include climbing an inflatable mountain, paddling in an on-land canoe relay and building a log cabin. For more information, call 837-4858 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The 38th annual Guelph Spring Festival kicks off April 29 with the Toronto Masque Theatre performing Henry Purcell's opera The Fairy Queen. Other featured performers at the festival, which runs weekends to May 15, include musical comedienne Mary Lou Fallis, Leonard Enns and his Da Capo Chamber Choir, the Toronto Consort, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and the Veritas Piano Quartet. For complete details, visit www.guelphspringfestival.org.
The Roots & Shoots Speaker Series presented by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada continues April 7 with Heather Lekx discussing “Community Shared Agriculture: A Local Food System, a Way of Life” at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 122 Harris St.
The Royal City Calligraphy Guild is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum. “Calligraphy: The Lively Lettering Arts” opens with a reception April 8 at 7 p.m. and continues until June 5.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society holds its annual Super Cities Walk April 17. To participate or donate, call 821-5554.
The Ignatius Farm CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) will hold an open house April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. For more information, call 824-1250, Ext. 245.
The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph will hold its annual open house and silver tea April 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church.
The Guelph Caribbean Canadian Association hosts a gospel concert featuring Rose Havens, the U of G choir Siren and Aileen Bennett-Heath April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at War Memorial Hall. For ticket information, call 824-4485.
The annual Doors Open Guelph runs April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring tours of 12 Guelph buildings of historical and architectural interest that aren't generally open to the public. Campus sites featured on this year's program are Johnston Hall and the Portico and the Rutherford Conservatory and Alumni Gardens. Other buildings on the tour include the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, the Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum and London House. For more details, visit www.guelph.ca/doorsopenguelph or call the Guelph Arts Council, 836-3280.
“Inform, Support, Succeed!” is the theme of the Upper Grand District School Board's first Parent Learning Fair, which runs April 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John F. Ross CVI. Geared to parents of students in grades 7 to 12, the free event will include a motivational talk by Herbie Kuhn, in-house announcer for the Toronto Raptors, and workshops on topics such as career pathways, teenage depression and academic success. For more details, call Brian Serafini at 822-7090, Ext. 306.
The Elora Festival welcomes donations of books for its annual used-book sale, to be held May 7 and 8 at the Elora Curling Club. Organizers particularly invite donations of paperbacks, children's books and mysteries. Donated books should be dropped off by April 29 at the festival office, 33 Henderson St. in Elora. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. For pickup, call 846-0331.
The Guelph Humane Society will hold its sixth annual spring garden auction and tea April 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St. Guest speakers are Monte Hewson of Monte's Place and Carlo Mann of Manor Landscaping. Tickets are available from Loreen Kelly at Ext. 56567 or from the Humane Society at 824-3091. All proceeds support the society's spay/neuter program.
The Jane Goodall Institute's local Roots & Shoots office hosts an Earth Day celebration April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Royal City/ Silvercreek Park (meet in Royal City Park). Activities will include tree planting, clearing invasive non- native vegetation, a litter cleanup and eco-games.
The Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) has begun its seventh annual sale of rain barrels. The GIRC estimates that Guelph saves thousands of litres of water during each rainfall thanks to use of the barrels. To order a rain barrel, call 822-3110. For more information, visit www.girc.org.
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