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Introduction to Coding: HTML & CSS

Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Join our introductory course to learn how to build websites with HTML and CSS. Explore the fundamentals of these two programming languages while applying this knowledge to build your own simple web pages. Over the course of 9 weeks, participants will learn the following: key coding principles and terminology; the best practices for Web with a focus on digital accessibility; how to develop a custom, working web page from scratch; and the basics of JavaScript to add interactivity to pages. Participants will need ...

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Natural Alternatives for Daily Life

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Childcare Room 2 In this fun hands-on course, you will learn how to use essential oils and other natural products as safe and effective alternatives for many aspects of your daily life. You will learn about the properties of different essential oils and how they impact and influence our bodies and our health. You will also learn about natural alternatives for cleaning and self-care to reduce the toxins in our lives. Every week will feature a different theme and DIY projects for you to make and take home! A fee of $32 for materials is payable ...

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Cooking: Summer BBQ and Side Dishes

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Wow your taste buds this summer! Why buy bottled when you can make your own signature BBQ sauces and marinades -- and side dishes too? Suitable for both meat-eaters and vegetarians, each hands-on class will cover the making of a condiment sauce or marinade.  Learn how to satisfy the picky eater in your house, deal with dietary restrictions, and find healthy options your family will love.  This course will make summer cooking a breeze! Participants will get to take home a sampling of a sauce or marinade as well as a single portion ...

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Belly Dancing

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Gym Belly dancing is a great way to increase confidence, flexibility, and coordination. This class is an introduction to belly dance. The instructor will teach various moves and steps and show how they can be incorporated into fun combinations. Comfortable clothing (leggings, for example) is recommended, as this will allow for movement. Participants can wear any regular scarf or shawl tied around the hips or they can purchase a coin belt from the instructor for $20. Participants may begin in socks; however, dance slippers are recommended ...

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Growing Eco-Friendly Gardeners

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

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Singing Group

Monday 1:00 - 2:45 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! There is a consumables fee of $5 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Please Note: There is no class on May 21 (Victoria Day). The last class is on June 11. This is an ...

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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 paintings while focusing on building skills in watercolour and accentuating your personal style and self-expression. This course will be offered in a workshop style with an emphasis on improving your techniques with interaction and guidance from the teacher. Participants will learn about the foundations of watercolour by exploring colour mixing, wet-in wet and controlled washes and basic brush control. In this course, we will also explore the use of ink, watercolour pencils and crayons to create luminous and ...

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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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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: The WIWC’s free childcare service is ...

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