The View from the Hill and Karma Yoga: February’s Fourth Friday’s

Photo by Randy SutherlandThe days are getting longer, the weather might even be getting warmers. Come out and enjoy the dynamic opportunities that are happening for Fourth Fridays this month!

Museum Exhibits

The University of Guelph: 50 Years of Building a Better Planet
To mark the University’s 50th anniversary, students have curated this exhibition highlighting some of the outstanding contributions U of G has made to improving lives in our community and around the world.

View from the Hill and Beyond
This show celebrates the connection that five local artists — Scott Abbott, Laura Coutts, Leslie Miles, Janet Ollers and Kathleen Schmalz — have with their city. 

At the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5 to 9 pm

Yoga Drop-in Class 

Students of all levels are welcome to join Living Yoga & Health from 5:30-6:30 pm. The focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. The benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. These classes are taught by various teachers.

Living Yoga & Health is located at 105 Wyndham St North.

Music Performances

Silence presents: David Woodhead, Bob Cohen and Doug Wilde.

Three versatile and open-minded instrumentalists join for an evening of fascinating music at the live music space Silence (46 Essex St.):

Doug Wilde is a master composer and keyboard player, trained at Eastman, York, Humber and the Royal Conservatory and has extensive experience in everything from live television to CD production. His CD Secret Places draws on his early years in Northern Ontario – a very evocative instrumental work. He is also musical director for the band Manteca, a nine-piece ensemble consisting of some of Toronto’s finest players.

Bob Cohen has a huge list of credits as guitarist on albums by Tim Hardin, Jesse Winchester, Diane Tell, Felix Lclerc, and many others on the Montreal session scene, as well as doing much television and radio work. A few years ago he made the move to Toronto and is quickly acquiring a place on the scene here and is a regular here at Musideum.

David Woodhead has explored much musical territory on his own and with other notable travellers. His creative instrumental work has appeared on over 200 albums in the contemporary folk field, and he has worked with countless artists including Perth County Conspiracy and it”s many branches, Garnet and Stan Rogers, Scott Merritt, Don Ross, Oliver Schroer, Loreena McKennitt, Gil Scott-Heron and Valdy. David has been gigging with his own Confabulation band as well as Malagasy guitarist Donne Roberts, and has recently toured with singer-songwriter James Keelaghan through the US, UK and Australia.

Doors open at 8:00, music starts at 8:30 [$10/PWYC]