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Comforts of Home

Basics of Buying a Home

The process of buying a home can be a scary and intimidating experience. We cover the buying process from the mortgage pre-approval stage through to the closing process. Let us help you learn what you don't know and guide you through the home buying process. You will hear from an accredited mortgage professional, realtor and home inspector throughout the presentation.

Fee: $10 for 1 weeks

Location: Bronx Park Community Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, November 5 to November 5
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 56839

Dates: Thursdays, February 20 to February 20
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 56841

Location: Verico One Link

Dates: Wednesdays, October 9 to October 9
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 56838

Dates: Thursdays, January 23 to January 23
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 56840

Dates: Wednesdays, March 11 to March 11
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 56842

Creative Arts

Basic Drawing & Watercolour Painting

Explore the basics of drawing and watercolour painting in this introductory class with step-by-step instruction. Each student will complete a minimum of two paintings with mats ready to be framed in standard size frames. All materials included. No experience needed. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $138 for 8 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Thursdays, January 9 to February 27
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58554

Location: Vincent Massey Collegiate

Dates: Wednesdays, January 8 to February 26
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58237

Basic Flower Arranging

Learn how to cut and care for fresh flowers, make a rose bowl, a corsage, a boutonniere, a one-sided arrangement and centerpiece. Lab fee: $7.00 cash payable to the instructor. Supply list will be provided on receipt.

Fee: $49 for 2 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sundays, October 20 to October 27
Times: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Activity Number: 58478

Drawing with Pen and Ink

Learn various tips and techniques to produce black and white drawings. The instructor will contact participants with class supply list.

Fee: $55 for 4 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Thursdays, November 14 to December 5
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58264

Dates: Thursdays, March 5 to March 26
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58266

Intermediate Drawing & Watercolour Painting

Enjoy step-by-step instruction for new and exciting projects. Each student will complete at least 3 paintings; these paintings will be matted and ready for framing in standard size frames. All materials included. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing and Watercolour Painting. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $138 for 8 weeks

Location: Vincent Massey Collegiate

Dates: Tuesdays, September 10 to October 29
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58238

Dates: Tuesdays, January 7 to February 25
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58239

Landscape & Wildlife Painting & Drawing

Learn how to paint or draw landscapes and/or wildlife. Using any kind of medium that you are comfortable with, you will learn various tips and techniques to create beautiful artwork. This class is for beginners to advanced artists. The instructor will contact participants with class supply list.

Fee: $83 for 6 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58261

Dates: Wednesdays, January 8 to February 12
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58263

Oil Painting

An explanation of materials, colours, theory, composition, perspective and technique with demonstrations and step-by-step instruction. Supply list will be provided on receipt.

Fee: $138 for 8 weeks

Location: Elmwood/East Kildonan Seniors Centr

Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 to March 3
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58259

Zentangle®- Introduction

The Zentangle® method is a fun and easy-to-learn method of creating intricate abstract images using simple repetitive patterns. If you can print your own name, you have all the skills required for this fascinating art form. Like yoga for your soul, it can help increase focus and relaxation and decrease stress. This class is a pre-requisite for other Zentangle® classes. Lab fee: $12.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $30 for 1 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, January 28 to January 28
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58530

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, January 22 to January 22
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58528

Culinary: Hands-on Experiences

A Brunch to Celebrate Spring

As we come nearer to Spring let's celebrate it by entertaining with brunch. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, March 17 to March 17
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58222

A Touch of Thai

With the exotic flavours of Thailand learn new spins on recipes that have this wonderful influence on Canadian cuisine. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, September 24 to September 24
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58209

Aaloo Gobhi, Daal and Naan

A potato and cauliflower dish served with daal and Indian garlic naan. A simple yet savoury meal. We only use natural ingredients (ginger, turmeric, curry powder, cumin seeds etc) and you will be making it from scratch! Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, November 19 to November 19
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58683

Dates: Tuesdays, February 4 to February 4
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58684

Asian Influences

The Asian concept of dinner in a bowl is put to the test here as we explore some new Asian-inspired recipes. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 to January 14
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58216

Award Winning Pizzas with Diana

Master pizza chef Diana of Diana's Cucina & Lounge shares her expert pizza making skills and sampling followed by hands-on make your own pizza! Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $42 for 1 weeks

Location: Diana's Cucina and Lounge

Dates: Wednesdays, November 20 to November 20
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56852

Dates: Wednesdays, January 29 to January 29
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56853

Dates: Wednesdays, March 11 to March 11
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56855

Butter Chicken with Roti

One of the most famous and great tasting dishes to come out of India. Learn how to make this cuisine step-by-step into a meal that will impress your friends and family. This royal cuisine will be taught by a seasoned and experienced cook. Prepare all your dishes using the freshest of spices and herbs for the best aromatic experience. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturdays, February 1 to February 1
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58458

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, October 16 to October 16
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58457

Cake Decorating

A beginner program that teaches the basics of using a piping bag. Learn some interesting designs to create special cakes for family and friends. Includes a chocolate making demonstration. Supply list will be provided on receipt. Instructor: Debbie Clairmont. Lab fee: $8.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $72 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sundays, November 17 to December 1
Times: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Activity Number: 58480

Chai: Soulful Art of Tea-Making from India

With an ensemble of diverse herbs and spices from India, you will learn to make the most holistic cup of tea taught by an eternal student and forever traveller. You will be guided to grind (using stoneware), mix, paste, smell and taste the spices found in India including (but not limited to) cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, dhaniya, vanilla and of course the mythical Saffron. You will learn the health benefits of each. Includes: Chai, samosa, three different types of teas and take home chai masala. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $42 for 2 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sundays, November 3 to November 10
Times: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Activity Number: 58487

Dates: Sundays, January 19 to January 26
Times: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Activity Number: 58490

Dates: Sundays, March 1 to March 8
Times: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Activity Number: 58491

Chicken Korma, Potato Curry with Indian Flat Bread

A flavourful and spicy curry will be prepared along with a delicious and creamy korma with tender chicken breast pieces. We welcome you to join us in this adventure that uses a different set of spices and herbs to create a new experience. This is for those who dare to try something spicier! Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturdays, November 23 to November 23
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58455

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, February 25 to February 25
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58472

Curry in a Hurry Indian Meal

Do you want to prepare a delicious Indian meal when you are in a hurry? Join this hands-on class to learn how to prepare lentil soup, cumin basmati rice and vegetarian curry from scratch using spices such as cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander and turmeric. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, November 6 to November 6
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58689

Dates: Wednesdays, February 19 to February 19
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58688

Delicious Indian Full Meal

In this hands-on class, learn how to prepare a delicious Indian meal. We will use natural ingredients and spices like cardamom, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon to prepare butter chicken, lentil soup with spinach and basmati cumin rice. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, November 27 to November 27
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58691

Dessert Pizza Making with Diana

Is there really such a thing as dessert pizzas? Yes! This pizza making class will focus solely on creating and sampling great tasting dessert pizzas. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $42 for 1 weeks

Location: Diana's Cucina and Lounge

Dates: Wednesdays, October 9 to October 9
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56849

Dates: Wednesdays, March 25 to March 25
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56850

Destination Dishes

Discover 6 new recipes from some far flung locations as Russia and Argentina. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, October 22 to October 22
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58212

Easy French Cuisine 2

Further exploration of this marvelous cuisine as we delve into other areas of its history. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, November 19 to November 19
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58214

Filo Pastry Treats

Learning to work with filo pastry and finding its versatility in the kitchen is explored in this class. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, January 21 to January 21
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58217

Grey Cup Party Ideas

We can help you make your Grey Cup gathering a lot of fun with some new recipes to serve your friends. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, October 29 to October 29
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58213

Heart Healthy Indian Full Meal

Delicious heart healthy dishes, which are high in natural fibers and protein, will be prepared in this hands-on class. You will learn how to mix nutrition and taste from an avid cook. We will prepare kidney beans or chickpeas, palak paneer, a fresh condiment and flavored roti from scratch using spices such as cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander and turmeric etc. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, February 12 to February 12
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58687

Hearty Winter Soups 2

Learn another 6 delicious hearty winter soups that can be a complete dinner for you and the family. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, February 4 to February 4
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58218

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

Let's make everything look and taste great and not break the bank this holiday season. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, December 3 to December 3
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58696

Italian Pizza Making with Diana

This class focuses on Italian style pizzas and dough recipes with certified Italian Pizza School graduate Diana. Each participant will enjoy sampling of Italian style pizzas followed by an opportunity to make your own pizza dough to take home. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $42 for 1 weeks

Location: Diana's Cucina and Lounge

Dates: Wednesdays, October 16 to October 16
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56845

Dates: Wednesdays, February 19 to February 19
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 56847

Masalas: The Secret Behind Indian Cooking

Masalas are the quintessential ingredient for so many Indian meals. It requires you to artfully smell, blend, roast and mix spices, herbs and different fruits in perfect proportions. Take home all the samples you make during the class. All ingredients are included. Class will end with a taste testing.Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $31 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, December 7 to December 7
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58501

Dates: Saturdays, March 28 to March 28
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58506

More Pasta Fun

Another 6 wonderful new pasta recipes that can make you shine with friends and family. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, February 11 to February 11
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58219

More Thanksgiving with a Twist

Another set of recipes that bring a twist to the table for this celebration. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, October 1 to October 1
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58210

Our Newest Favourite Soups

Here are some of the newest soups that we love for family as well as some for entertaining. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, October 8 to October 8
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58211

Palak Paneer, Chicken Korma and Naan

Learn how to prepare the popular dish of Palak Paneer (spinach cooked with cottage cheese in a flavourful sauce). In addition, creamy Chicken Korma with tender chicken breast pieces in a mildly spiced sauce will be paired with naan. Lab fee: $25.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturdays, November 30 to November 30
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58467

Dates: Wednesdays, January 15 to January 15
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58690

Spicy Samosas with Mint and Tamarind Chutneys

A popular snack in India, made with herbs and spices and completed with a sweet and sour Tamarind chutney and a Mint chutney. This is a must take class for anyone who has ever liked Samosas. We only use natural ingredients and you will be making it from scratch! Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturdays, February 22 to February 22
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58456

Dates: Saturdays, October 12 to October 12
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58686

Still More Comfort Food

So many wonderful ideas came from our past and we find even more to delight the palate. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, November 26 to November 26
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58215

Still More Six Ingredient Dinners

Here we go again with 6 more recipes in the six ingredient dinners that can attract the palate. Lab fee: $28.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructors: Jim and Barbra Pappas.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Tuesdays, March 10 to March 10
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58220

Sushi Making

Learn to prepare vinegared rice and various kinds of rolled sushi, including traditional maki, inside out maki and temaki. Next time you have a craving for sushi, you will be able to make these rolls on your own. Instructor: Sadao Ono.

Fee: $62 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, November 12 to November 12
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58396

Dates: Tuesdays, February 11 to February 11
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58397

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, December 7 to December 7
Times: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Activity Number: 58398

Dates: Saturdays, March 28 to March 28
Times: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Activity Number: 58399

Vegan Indian Cuisine

This course will teach hands-on delicious Indian vegan meal preparation by a seasoned cook. You will learn to cook dishes which are high in protein and fibre content and are easy to prepare. We will use all natural ingredients and prepare the vegan Indian meal from scratch. Lab fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $32 for 1 weeks

Location: Sergeant Tommy Prince Place

Dates: Saturdays, March 7 to March 7
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58685

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, October 9 to October 9
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58448

Culinary: Presentations & Sampling

Gluten and Dairy-Free Baking Workshop

Are you new to a gluten or dairy-free lifestyle? Are you having a hard time baking allergy-free goodies that the kids will actually eat? Maybe you simply want to bake delicious and healthy treats. Watch Dr. Kristen Mitteness, author of the cookbook 'The Ancestral Kitchen', teach the basics of baking without gluten; grains; dairy or refined sugars. Lab fee: $10.00 cash payable to instructor to sample some baked goods. You will have the option to purchase a copy of Dr. Kristen Mitteness's cookbook, The Ancestral Kitchen for $20.00.

Fee: $16 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sundays, December 8 to December 8
Times: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Activity Number: 58516

Dates: Sundays, February 9 to February 9
Times: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Activity Number: 58517

Healthy Meals for Busy Lives

Leading a busy life doesn't mean that your diet has to suffer. This kitchen demonstration and sampling will introduce you to 4 delicious and healthy meals that can be made in less than 30 minutes. All meals will be free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. We will also discuss how to eat healthy on the go as well as meals that can be prepped ahead of time. This class has a $20.00 lab fee payable to the instructor. You will have the option to purchase a copy of Dr. Kristen Mitteness's cookbook, The Ancestral Kitchen for $20.00.

Fee: $21 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, October 2 to October 2
Times: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58520

Dates: Wednesdays, February 26 to February 26
Times: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Activity Number: 58521

Fabric Arts

Knitting for You

Learn to knit for you and your family. Starting with a simple project you will learn to read a printed pattern. For the second project you will make a hat or a pair of slippers. Material list for projects will be discussed at first class.

Fee: $96 for 6 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Mondays, September 9 to October 21
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58400

Dates: Mondays, January 13 to February 24
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58401

Moccasin Making

Nothing says warm and cozy like a pair of custom-made moccasins. This workshop will take you from start to finish creating your own pair of traditional moccasins. Beading techniques will also be taught and designed into your project. All sewing will be done by hand. No experience needed. All supplies included.

Fee: $173 for 8 weeks

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, October 19 to December 7
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Activity Number: 58566

Dates: Saturdays, January 18 to March 7
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Activity Number: 58569

Financial Management

Retirement, Investment, Estate and Tax Planning

Do you have a vision for your retirement and for your heirs? Do you know how much your retirement paycheque will be? How much you will need and where should you draw from? How should you invest? How can you ensure your retirement income will last for all your retirement years? Are you overpaying for your investments and advice? Does your plan incorporate estate planning goals? Are there strategies you should be considering to minimize taxes and to guard against money going to the wrong people on your passing? Instructor: Martin Cloutier, B.Comm. (Hons), CFP, RRC.

Fee: $20 for 1 weeks

Location: Arthur A. Leach School

Dates: Thursdays, October 24 to October 24
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58186

Dates: Thursdays, January 30 to January 30
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58187

Dates: Tuesdays, February 25 to February 25
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58188

Location: Shaftesbury High School

Dates: Tuesdays, October 29 to October 29
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58190

Dates: Tuesdays, January 21 to January 21
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58191

Dates: Thursdays, February 20 to February 20
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58192

Languages

More Spanish for Travellers

Explore more Spanish language vocabulary, phonetics, structures and essential conversational skills. Prerequisite: Spanish for beginners or equivalent.

Fee: $149 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sundays, September 8 to October 27
Times: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Activity Number: 58279

Dates: Sundays, January 5 to February 23
Times: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Activity Number: 58281

Spanish for Beginners & Travellers

Introduction to the Spanish language. Learn basic vocabulary, phonetics, structures and essential conversational skills to use when travelling.

Fee: $149 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, September 7 to October 26
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Activity Number: 58276

Dates: Saturdays, January 11 to February 29
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Activity Number: 58283

Location: Shaftesbury High School

Dates: Wednesdays, September 11 to October 30
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58271

Dates: Wednesdays, January 8 to February 26
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58272

Location: Vincent Massey Collegiate

Dates: Thursdays, September 19 to November 7
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58269

Dates: Thursdays, January 9 to February 27
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58274

Music

African Drumming

Experience the rhythms of African Djembe drumming. Students will learn basic playing techniques as well as traditional African rhythms. No musical experience necessary. Students may wish to bring a tape/digital recorder. Djembe drums are available for use during class if needed. Instructor Jay Stoller has been working with African drums for over 20 years. He holds a diploma in African music from the University of Ghana and has been teaching and performing in Winnipeg with the Folkorama African Pavilion, Nafro Dance Productions and The Drum Café. Lab fee: $15.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $108 for 6 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, October 19 to November 23
Times: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58394

Dates: Saturdays, February 8 to March 14
Times: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58395

Personal Wellness

Animal CPR and First Aid for Pet Owners

This program is designed for all dog and cat owners who want to be best prepared for any situation that might arise. A registered Veterinary Technologist with over 20 years experience in veterinary clinics; will teach you the basics of animal First Aid and CPR, so that you have the skills to use, should you need it.

Fee: $61 for 1 weeks

Location: St. John's Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, October 23 to October 23
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58693

Dates: Wednesdays, November 20 to November 20
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58692

Dates: Wednesdays, January 22 to January 22
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58694

Dates: Wednesdays, March 11 to March 11
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58695

Fun with Feng Shui

Improve your quality of life and create a harmonious living space through using this ancient Chinese practice. Learn to make simple changes in your home or workplace to harness nature's positive energy to promote better health, wealth and relationships!

Fee: $25 for 1 weeks

Location: Shaftesbury High School

Dates: Thursdays, October 17 to October 17
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58224

Henna Tattoo Cultural Aspects Workshop

Henna is a part of Indian culture, which de-stresses your body and mind. This workshop will show some basic techniques to do your own Henna tattoo. We will have a joyful, healing and meditative workshop. We will make Henna designs and have samosas and tamarind chutney. At the end of the class each participants will have a Henna tattoo cone and a booklet of traditional Henna designs to take home to share with friends and family. Lab fee: $10 cash payable to the instructor

Fee: $34 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, November 20 to November 20
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58452

Dates: Wednesdays, March 4 to March 4
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58664

Mandalas and Meditation Workshop

The practice of painting is meditative, therefore healing and joyful. This workshop invites you to explore your soul through Mandala painting. Through guided meditations we contact our inner artist. This workshop will give you the tools to use the Mandala as a way of de-stressing your mind, body and spirit. We will have a joyful evening with popular Indian samosas with Indian music. At the end of the workshop you will complete a beautiful and colourful Mandala of your own. All art supplies provided. Lab Fee: $20.00 cash payable to the instructor.

Fee: $34 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Sundays, February 9 to February 9
Times: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Activity Number: 58454

Self Development Workshop

This workshop series will include two sessions: effective stress management and effective ways to deal with life changes. Please bring a workbook and pen for note taking.

Fee: $56 for 2 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, February 11 to February 18
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58403

The Ancestral Kitchen

We have access to more information than we ever have yet chronic diseases are still on the rise. Navigating the world of nutrition can be overwhelming and exhausting. In this class you will learn what it means to eat well using an evolutionary and holistic approach to food and lifestyle. No fads, no gimmicks. Just real food, and real tools to help you understand how your every day choices truly affect your health. Please note this is a presentation, not a cooking class.

Fee: $15 for 1 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Thursdays, October 10 to October 10
Times: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58509

Dates: Thursdays, February 20 to February 20
Times: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58511

Photography & Computers

Hands-On: Photoshop Basic Editing

Learn essential Photoshop skills to improve both jpeg and RAW images. This class applies to all versions of Photoshop/Elements. Computers supplied. Lab fee $50.00 cash payable to the instructor. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $71 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, November 30 to November 30
Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Activity Number: 58598

Intro to "RAW" Photography

An introductory level presentation for people with a RAW capable camera (DSLR, Mirrorless, etc.). Learn how to capture and process using RAW to better enhance the colour, exposure and overall quality of your photographs. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $30 for 1 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, October 9 to October 9
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58582

Dates: Wednesdays, February 5 to February 5
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58645

Intro to Black and White Digital Photography

Learn how to make the best black and white photographs possible. This demonstration covers camera settings, software editing methods, and tips on making the best prints from black and white photographs. Examine black and white prints created using the information covered in this class. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $30 for 1 weeks

Location: Bronx Park Community Centre

Dates: Saturdays, November 16 to November 16
Times: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Activity Number: 58589

Intro to DSLR & Mirrorless Camera

First time DSLR & Mirrorless Camera users will learn how to use the controls of their camera & lenses to create the photo taken. Practice various activities in class. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $73 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 to October 2
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58577

Dates: Wednesdays, November 27 to December 11
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58613

Dates: Wednesdays, January 15 to January 29
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58637

Dates: Wednesdays, February 12 to February 26
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58642

Intro to Lighting: Natural Light/Flash Techniques

Learn to use natural lighting and flash to take more pleasing photographs. Do different activities/techniques with various tools that are provided; and make your photography easier and more productive. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Please bring 4 AA and 2 AAA Energizer or Duracell batteries to the first class. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $73 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, November 19 to December 3
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58580

Intro to Lightroom®

Learn to use Lightroom Classic CC to organize, rate, sort, find, process and share your photos in this introduction to great digital imaging workflow software. Learn about the software/hardware requirement and new features to Map or make a Photo Book with your photos. Instructor: Roger Buchanan

Fee: $73 for 3 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, October 8 to October 22
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58476

Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 to January 28
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58657

Intro to Pet Photography

Learn helpful and easy ways to take better photos of your pets. Get tips for camera use and for working with animals. Hands-on. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $30 for 1 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Mondays, February 3 to February 3
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58651

Intro to Photo Restore and Retouch

Learn to safely and effectively scan, organize, restore, retouch and reproduce your treasured slides and prints from days gone by. Keep your memories looking their best. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $30 for 1 weeks

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Mondays, October 21 to October 21
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58585

Intro to Point and Shoot/All-in-One Cameras

Learn to use the features of your digital camera. There will be lots of hands-on classroom activities. A fun class for the novice photographer. Visit "thenerdworks.com" for class notes. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $73 for 3 weeks

Location: Bronx Park Community Centre

Dates: Saturdays, October 19 to November 2
Times: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Activity Number: 58573

Dates: Saturdays, January 25 to February 8
Times: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Activity Number: 58632

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, October 30 to November 13
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58621

Dates: Thursdays, February 20 to March 5
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58633

Smartphone Photography

Learn to use your smartphone or tablet to take the best photos possible. This class is all about tips and activities to increase your satisfaction with your phone's photos. Instructor: Roger Buchanan.

Fee: $30 for 1 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Mondays, November 4 to November 4
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58590

Dates: Mondays, March 16 to March 16
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58661

Location: St. James Civic Centre

Dates: Mondays, September 30 to September 30
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58610

Dates: Mondays, February 24 to February 24
Times: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Activity Number: 58659

Pottery

Introduction to Pottery

Basic hand-building and some wheel work. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $220 for 8 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 to November 5
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58070

Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 to March 3
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58414

Fee: $275 for 10 weeks

Location: Fort Garry Lions Outdoor Pool

Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 to November 20
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58072

Dates: Thursdays, September 19 to November 21
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Activity Number: 58073

Dates: Wednesdays, January 15 to March 18
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58415

Dates: Thursdays, January 16 to March 19
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Activity Number: 58416

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 to November 20
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58071

Dates: Wednesdays, January 15 to March 18
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58417

Pottery Wheel

Learn wheel-throwing skills through instruction, demonstration and lots of practice. All skill levels welcome. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $275 for 10 weeks

Location: Fort Garry Lions Outdoor Pool

Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 to November 19
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58074

Dates: Thursdays, September 19 to November 21
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58075

Dates: Tuesdays, January 14 to March 17
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58418

Dates: Thursdays, January 16 to March 19
Times: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Activity Number: 58419

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, September 21 to November 23
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Activity Number: 58076

Dates: Saturdays, January 18 to March 21
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Activity Number: 58420

Pottery Wheel 2

Continue learning wheel-throwing skills through instruction, demonstration and lots of practice. Dress for a mess!

Fee: $275 for 10 weeks

Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Dates: Saturdays, September 21 to November 23
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Activity Number: 58077

Dates: Saturdays, January 18 to March 21
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Activity Number: 58422