Special Interest


Growing Eco-Friendly Gardeners

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Gardening is fun and it’s good for you! Come join us in this comprehensive 9-week journey into the world of gardening designed to inspire you to garden with confidence. Emphasis will be placed on environmentally-friendly gardening practices and topics will include starting seeds, lawn alternatives, and the importance of good soil. We will also discuss on a regular basis the best plants available (including natives) to choose for your garden. Regular slide presentations will aid in your learning while hands-on activities ...

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Cooking: International Vegetarian

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Geared toward the novice as well as the experienced cook, this class will explore the world of vegetarian cooking. We will be inspired by Greek, Mediterranean, Cajun & Creole, and Tuscan Vegetarian specialties. From Vegan Moussaka to Goat Cheese Cannelloni, Moroccan Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Tagine to Tofu Gumbo – this 9-week hands-on course is filled with lots of delicious recipes and techniques to help you transform a boring meal into a fantastic one, and you’ll even get to take home a portion for an at-home taste ...

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Singing Group

Monday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Upstairs Classroom If you like to sing, why not join our singing group this session? We have a lot of fun working on many different styles of music in unison and 2-part arrangements.  Singing in a group creates a special connection among people.  We are very friendly and welcome all levels of musical ability.  You just might discover a new talent in yourself! Please Note: This course starts April 24. There will be no class on May 22 (Victoria Day). This is a 7-week course. Instructor: Wendy Tilson, B. Mus. (McGill University), B.Ed. ...

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Handy Woman Jane

Wednesday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Is the "honey-do list" not getting any shorter? Have you ever wondered if you could afford a handy man to fix up all the little disasters around the house? This course will empower you to tackle some of the nitty-gritty problems and tasks that occur at home. Learn how to change a faulty electrical outlet, switch out those sticking dresser drawer runners, find a cost-cutting way to decorate your home with custom-cut picture frames, or give your kitchen a facelift by updating your backsplash with ceramic tiles -- and even have ...

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Drawing

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Drawing is fundamental to all art making. This course encourages students to observe and visually express the spaces and shapes that make up both their close environment and the imagined. Using simple tools and time-honoured techniques, students will explore the creative process of sketching using the following: value, tone, shading, gesture and contour line, crosshatching, and perspective. Homework sketching assignments are not mandatory; however, completing them and follow-up with further experimentation is encourage...

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Watermedia

Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Create beautiful watermedia paintings by going beyond the brush. This course will be offered in a workshop style so students will leave each 2-hour class with a finished or semi-finished project. Experiment with water-based paints (watercolour, ink, acrylic and gesso) and a variety of tools and techniques using the basic elements of design (line, space, colour, form, value, and texture) while exploring the principles of design (repetition, contrast, balance, unity and movement). Participants will learn about planning ...

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Knitting For All — And Some Crochet Too!

Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Beginners and veteran knitters and/or crocheters are welcome to join this class to either learn a new craft or work on an ongoing project while picking up a few tips and tricks. Class projects will be presented, but are not mandatory. We will also be covering some basic crochet techniques, which will allow you to either embellish your knitting projects or learn a new craft! Please bring a ball of inexpensive light-coloured worsted yarn, size 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles, your current project and a crochet hook (if applicab...

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Digital Photography: People, Places and Portraiture

Monday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This class is for those who know the photography basics, who have had their cameras for a while, but would like to improve on techniques they know, learn more about what makes a good photograph, and develop a better sense of composition, lighting and exposure control. This is not a class for beginners! Taking pictures of people and portraits presents its own set of wonders and challenges! Participants will learn digital imaging methods that focus on specific practical examples for reliable photographic results. The developm...

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Wednesday Night Book Club

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (once a month on the third Wednesday of every month) Childcare Room 2 The Women's Centre's book club offers you great reading, exciting discussion and warm companionship. Because there are no animators, participants rotate the leadership role on a monthly basis. The club meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For information about meeting dates and the book selected for the upcoming meeting, please refer to the Events Calendar on our website or call the WIWC Office at 514-695-8529. Please Note: Instead of the usual April meeting, ...

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