Wellness

Wellness

Upcycling workshop

The benefits to working with recycled materials are obvious; you save on materials as an artist, it's accessible to find items to work with and you’re re-using materials one last time before they hit the landfill. This 3-hour workshop will show you how to transform one person’s junk to your own treasure worthy of display.

Instructor: Stacia Heaton

Thursdays, Feb. 13, Mar. 20, Apr. 17

6:30 to 8:30

$25/session or $70 for 3

Controversial book club

Why are some books taken out of the educational system and others not? In the first sessions of this club, you’ll examine the social taboos that are present within the book Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence. Learn how and why society censors books while you discuss the works of authors who challenge values and beliefs. Acquiring the book is at the discretion of the participant.

Instructor: Jon Eben Field

Thursdays, Feb. 27, Mar.27, Apr. 24

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$50

Spirituality 101

This delightful series of workshops is designed to help you understand Spirituality at a deeper level. Learn to listen to your own intuition and develop your connection to Spirit.  The workshops will cover the definition of spirituality, the nature of reality, meditation practices, developing intuition, and daily practices to strengthen your connection to Spirit. You will also have the opportunity to share personal life examples and your own understanding.  The only thing required for class is an open mind.

Instructor: Carol Cowan

Thursday Mar. 6 to Apr. 3

6 to 8 p.m.

$125

Mountain biking level 1

Entry-level mountain bikers will embark on a spring adventure.  Learn the fundamental skills necessary to safely navigate the trails as you climb and descend the escarpment, overcome obstacles such as roots, rocks and logs, and learn shifting techniques to gain control over your bike. Observe the basics of bike maintenance and repair. No experience necessary. Please have a bike shop conduct a safety check prior to the course.

Instructor:Jenny Brown

Wednesdays, May 7 to 28

6 to 8 p.m.

$125

Unleash your inner poet

Want to learn more about spoken word poetry? This 3-week workshop will introduce you to the rich history of the spoken word movement a by dissecting literary texts, analyzing performances, discussing conventions, and drawing connections to previous literary movements.  Students will learn poetic conventions, practices, and skills that will prepare them to create and perform their own piece of work.

Instructor: Thomas Hoad

Thursdays, Apr. 3 to May 1

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$99

Foraging the escarpment

If you have an interest in learning to forage for wild edible plants, join this one-day workshop. You will be introduced to some of the many edible plants found on the Niagara escarpment during the spring. This class will help you identify both edible and poisonous plants in the field, ethical wild crafting and proper harvesting techniques.

Instructor: Cassie Weaver

Saturday, Apr. 26

10 to 2 p.m.

$45

Saturday, May 31

10 to 2 p.m.

$45

Backyard astronomy

How often do you take the time to pause, look up and immerse yourselves in the night sky? In this course, you’ll explore the numerous wonders of the night using some simple, inexpensive equipment. Learn how to choose the right spot in your own backyard for stargazing and to identify the stars, planets and constellations you encounter.

Instructor: Brian Pihack

Wednesday, Apr.30 to May 28

7 to 9 p.m.

$125

Backyard farming

 Growing your own fruits and vegetables close to home can be a relaxing and productive hobby that will tantalize your taste buds and calm any worries about food production.  In this class, you’ll learn how to plan, prepare, plant and harvest your own vegetable garden for truly local produce. This hands-on workshop is held at a local farm.

Instructor: Rob Croley

Saturday, Apr. 19

1 to 4 p.m.

$35

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Saturday May 17

1 to 4 p.m.

$35

Hiking through Niagara’s history

You will be guided through some of the most historic areas of Niagara. Bring your camera as you hike through history. Explore all that the waterfalls of the Shorthills have to offer while visiting the many waterfalls throughout the park.

Instructor: Art Weaver

Saturday May 3

10 to 1 p.m.

$35