Archived courses


Parent & Tot Creativity Art Class (2-5 yrs with Mom)

Friday 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom For Mommy and me! Children and their moms will be introduced to various art techniques, tools and materials, with a focus on the experience of creating art together.  It is all about the children having fun while developing self-esteem and pride in their work.  Explore the fascinating world of art making, including drawing, painting, sculpture and more. Each week be inspired by a variety of themes such as history, nature, animals, and science. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual language through creative ...

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Growing More Gardeners

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This 10-week journey into the world of gardening will inspire participants to start gardening and offer the essential tools to become a successful home gardener. Participants will learn about major plant groups, the soil and some of the best plants available to choose for their garden. A fall/winter container will also be created with participants. Among the gardening topics covered are starting plants from seed, edible gardening, creating privacy, pollinator gardens, and putting your garden to bed for the winter. There will ...

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iConversemos! – Conversational Spanish

Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Conversemos is a Spanish course geared to improve your oral communication skills in daily situations be it for personal growth, travel purposes or simple amusement. This course will help you better enjoy your travelling experiences, enhance communications and intercultural understanding. Led by a native Spanish speaking teacher, the lessons are held in small groups within a friendly and non-stressful environment. Close attention is given to address each participant’s specific needs.  Come and have a great time while you ...

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Life Lessons from Legendary Women

Monday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 History has documented the lives of women in love and war, adventure and survival, triumph and loss. Some prevailed, while others did not.  Some offer extraordinary inspiration and motivation for their own generation and each that has followed. Others offer cautionary tales. What could we learn from each?   Regardless of their outcome, there is a life lesson embedded.  In this discussion class, we will examine the life of a different legendary woman each week, revealing what their attitudes, beliefs and choices are still ...

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Positive Psychology in the Emotional Well-Being Journey

Friday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Our exploration of emotional well-being will continue with an 8-week course on positive psychology with Psychologist Melinda Morros. This course will focus on integrating up-to-date research and practical strategies from the exciting area of positive psychology into our individual and collective journeys towards emotional well-being and resilience. The course will include a discussion on using our strengths to find meaning and fulfillment. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their goals, challenges, and triumphs ...

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Growing Gardeners

Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This 9-week journey into the world of gardening will equip participants with the essential tools to become successful home gardeners while inspiring participants to create their dream garden. After determining their needs, their site’s conditions, and their preferred garden style, participants will learn about major plant groups, the soil, and some of the best plants available for their garden. Participants will also take a closer look at how design principles can help them when creating their ideal garden. Regular slide ...

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Awaken Your Authenticity

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This course will take you through a strategic process of self-discovery and personal growth. Through individual writing exercises, paired and small group sharing, and powerful group processes, you will have the opportunity to work on health, financial, relationship, or career-related goals. Facilitator and Motivational Speaker Melinda Atkinson will use storytelling and memorable teaching techniques to guide you in getting out of your own way and becoming your best self. This course is for those ready to be gently pushed ...

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Parenting with New Eyes and Old Wisdom

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Rearing children is not always what it appears to be like on television and social media. This course will offer an opportunity for new moms and seasoned ones to explore the truth about what children need developmentally to reach their potential. Along with focusing on babies and young children, there will be time and space to look at our needs as parents to enjoy sane and successful familial relationships. Each week, Behavioural Consultant Debbie Oestreich will present a relevant topic for all to discuss. Please ...

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Art with Mommy (2-3 yrs with Mom)

Thursday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom For Mommy and me! Children and their moms will be introduced to various art techniques, artists, tools, and materials with a focus on creating art together.  It is all about the children having fun while exploring new media.  During each class, we will enjoy a story-time circle, join in an active-movement activity in preparation, and create a work of art together.  It is advised that children and mommy wear a smock or old clothes. Please Note: A $5 non-refundable fee for craft materials is included in the price of this ...

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Writing Your Life: Memoir Writing

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Have you ever considered writing your own life story? This 9-week introductory course will help you to move your memories from your head to the page. In class, we’ll use short writing exercises to overcome blocks and supportive sharing to learn how to trust our inner voices, and ultimately, pen our stories. Whether you want to write for yourself, for your family members, or for a wider audience, this course can give you the basic tools to get started. Instructor: Carly Vandergriendt, Master of Fine Arts in Creative ...

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Cool Tools to Get Ready for School (3-5 yrs with Mom)

Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Want to help your child learn some of the prerequisite skills for school? This class will provide you and your child with many pre-academic tools and strategies. Help develop his/her pre-writing, fine motor, gross motor, and sensory motor skills for success now and later on. Each week you will participate in fun thematic-based activities that will be reinforced by games, songs, movement activities, and crafts. This class also helps them learn valuable social skills and how to follow a routine. Help your child to "Get ...

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Exploration Through the Senses (18-36 mos. with Mom)

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Come and explore the senses in a fun and stimulating class for you and your toddler. This class will promote body awareness, motor skill development and social interaction as your child participates in a group setting. Each week you and your child will be introduced to semi-structured activities that will provide your child with sensory-rich experiences and promote flexible learning. A great way for him/her to connect with other toddlers and learn valuable social skills. Please Note: A $5 non-refundable fee for craft ...

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Building Blocks for Babies (4-12 mos. with Mom)

Wednesday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Would you like an opportunity to learn about and encourage your baby's development through the most important activity of all? Then, LET’S PLAY! Learn strategies and ideas to promote fine motor, sensory motor, and gross motor skills in a fun and casual environment. Interact with your baby while encouraging social and cognitive development in a group setting. Each week, the instructor will present a developmental topic for discussion, provide learning strategies and allocate time for any questions you may have. A great way ...

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Cardio Plus

Wednesday 8:40 - 9:40 a.m. Gym Whether we're on the step for cardio moves or on the floor for some fun muscular work, Cardio Plus will challenge your heart and lungs and your muscles! Easy-to-follow step choreography will be interspersed with glider and tubing exercises to make for a complete workout. The level of this fitness course is intermediate. However, the instructor will provide alternatives for those wanting less intensity. Instructor: Cathy Wagstaff, CAIA, M.A. (Phys. Ed.)

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Developing Healthy Boundaries: How and When to Say “NO”

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Do you find yourself saying “yes” to things that you would rather say “no” to? Do you find it difficult to communicate your own needs and preferences? Do you feel that you frequently put the needs of others before your own needs? Do you find yourself avoiding conflict or handling it in a way that leaves you feeling dissatisfied? If your answer is “yes” to some or all of these questions, then this course is for you! In this experiential training, you will develop the ability to communicate your personal ...

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