The Politico Calendar for March 2017

March brings Spring, St Patrick’s Day and March Break, but it also brings a lot of great political and cultural events to our city. Here’s the rundown of all the events, gatherings and meetings for the third month of the year.

March 1
“What We Know”: Research and Insight on Guelph-Wellington – Old Quebec Street, 55 Wyndham St N, 1:30-4 pm
40 Days For Life – Guelph General Hospital, 115 Delhi St, 7 am-8 pm
Precarious Work Town Hall – Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St, 7 pm-9 pm

March 2
Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm
Franco’s Barbershop 50th Anniversary – 17 Wellington St E, 3-5:30 pm

March 3
Gryphcon 2017 – University Centre, U of G, 50 Stone Rd E, 5 pm (continues through Sunday)
Escape the Cold with the Wyndham House Escape Room Challenge and Dinner – Einstein’s Cafe, 2 Grant St, 5:30-10:15 pm
Guelph Professional Firefighters 3rd Annual RoofTop Campout For MD for Muscular Dystrophy – Stone Rd Mall in front of Chapters, 11 am-5 pm

March 4
OPIRG Presents: “Crackdowns & Creativity” – University of Guelph, MacKinnon Bldg, 9:00 am-6:30 pm (continues tomorrow)
Rebranding/Name Change Celebration – Mission Thrift Store, 228 Victoria Rd S, 10 am-12 pm
Black Tie Bingo – Village by the Arboretum, 221 Stone Rd E, 5:30-11 pm
Discover Your Family History Workshop – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 1-4 pm

March 6
Committee of Management for the Elliott Meeting – Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 pm
Committee of the Whole Meeting – Council Chambers, City Hall, 2 pm
Women’s Community Art Exhibition – Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden St, 12-1:30 pm

March 7
Evenings with History: The Ontario Veterinary College Archives – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St, 7:30-9 pm
Guelph Women in Networking (GWIN)- Dinner and Speaker Series – Springfield Golf and Country Club, 2054 Gordon St, 5:30-9 pm
A Discussion of Six Nations Land Rights Issues – Richards Building, Room 2520, U of G, 7 pm

March 8
Employers Engagement Breakfast – Delta Hotel Guelph Conference Centre, 50 Stone Rd W, 7-9 am
Join Me on the Bridge – St. George’s Anglican Church Basement and Heffernan Street footbridge, 99 Woolwich St, 12-1:30 pm
Traditional Oral Storytelling – East Side Library, 1 Starwood Dr, 7-8 pm
Building Canada Lecture: Celebrating Canada – Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm
Ignite. Empower. Innovate. 2017: A Celebration of International Women’s Day – Hanlon Convention Centre, 340 Woodlawn Rd W, 6-9 pm
Lunch & Learn – Government Funding: Building a Proactive Funding Plan – Cutten Fields, 190 College Ave E, 12-1:30 pm

March 9
Committee of Adjustment – City Hall, 1 Carden St, 4 pm
Zonta Club of Guelph International Women’s Day Breakfast and Speaker – Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St, 7-9 am
Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm

March 10
Escape the Cold with the Wyndham House Escape Room Challenge and Dinner – Diana Downtown, 141 Wyndham St N, 5-10 pm

March 11
Seed Workshop for Kids with the Master Gardeners – East Side Library, 1 Starwood Dr, 10:30-11:30 am
eExpert Time – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm
Storytime Science: Junior Meteorologists – Westminster Square Library, 100-31 Farley Dr, 1-2 pm
Artist Talk: Dawn Matheson, A Sense of Wonder – Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon St, 1 pm

March 12
Social Intuitive Drum Circle Guelph – Silence, 46 Essex St, 3-5 pm

March 13
Heritage Guelph Committee – City Hall, 12 pm
Sylvan Learning Lego Robotics and Game Design March Break Camp – Sylvan Learning, 27 Woodlawn Rd W, 9 am-4 pm (ALL WEEK)
H2go to the Museum for March Break – Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St, 10 am-5 pm (ALL WEEK)
Camp Create: March Break – Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon St, 8:30 am-5 pm (ALL WEEK)
Tech B@r Meet-Up for Kids – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 3-4 pm
Burkinis, Headscarves and Face Veils: Religious Freedom at Risk? – MacKinnon Building, Room 231, U of G, 3:30-5 pm

March 14
Guelph Lake Nature Centre Live Animal Show – East Side Library, 1 Starwood Dr, 10:30-11:30 am
Destroy & Rebuild a Computer – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 10 am-12 pm
Regular Meeting of the Guelph Coalition for Social Justice – OETCA Office, Orchard Park, Ignatius Centre, 7 pm

March 16
Teen Comic and Fandom Fest – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 2:30-3:30 pm
Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm
Guelph Police Services Board Meeting – City Hall Meeting Room C, 2:30 pm

March 18
College Royal Open House – University of Guelph, All Day (continues tomorrow)
Chalmers Community Services Centre Garage Sale – Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, 9 am-12 pm
Pancake Breakfast for Epilepsy – Zehrs Imperial Rd. Cooking School, 1045 Paisley Rd, 9:30 am-1 pm
How to Make a Virtual Scrapbook – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 2-3 pm

March 19
Buying a Home in Guelph – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 2-3 pm

March 20
City Council Meeting – Council Chambers, 1 Carden St, 6:30 pm
LGBTQ Lit @ the Albion – 49 Norfolk St, 7-8 pm
Reconciliation in Canada, One Year After the TRC Report – MacKinnon Building, Room 120, U of G, 3:30-5 pm

March 21
NIED’s 56th Free Eating Disorder Symposium – The Community Room at 10 Carden, 10 Carden St, 6:30-9 pm

March 22
safeTALK certified suicide alertness workshop – Brant Avenue Public School, 64 Brant Ave, 9:30 am-1 pm

March 23
Military Lecture: Matthew Wiseman – Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm
Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 7-8:30 pm

March 25
Repair Cafe – St George’s Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St, 11 am
How-To Expert Festival – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 11 am-2 pm
Introduction to Graphic Design – Main Library, 100 Norfolk St, 2-3 pm
GWCSJ Saturday Lunch Meeting – Diana Downtown Restaurant, 141 Wyndham St. N, 1-2:30 pm

March 26
Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser BBQ – Zehrs Imperial, 1045 Paisley Rd, 11 am-2 pm
The Great Escape 2017 – The Elliott Community, 170 Metcalfe St, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Experience the Arts – River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St, 1:30-5 pm

March 27
City Council Meeting – Council Chambers, 1 Carden St, 6:30 pm

March 28
CFUW Guelph Meeting and Speaker – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St, 7-9:30 pm

March 29
safeTALK certified suicide alertness workshop – Brant Avenue Public School, 64 Brant Ave, 9:30 am-1 pm

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