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  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Mar 05, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesday Mar 06, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create art in good company. 

    This series is perfect for aspiring artists, crafters who are in a rut, and anyone who suspects that a creative habit would be good for their soul. 

    We will explore our creativity using art prompts from Creativebug.

    All supplies will be provided.

  • end of life

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events. 

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • Typography - the art and science of written communications

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for over five hundred years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes it easy to read and can be eye-catching. Bad typography can be distracting and hard to read.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will outline the somewhat arcane terminology used. He will discuss some of the historical significances of type. Then he will delve into the subjective nature of choosing typefaces: what makes a typeface more or less readable, how and when to combine multiple typefaces, what emotions are evoked in readers, and how to avoid common faux pas.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join a CPA professional to have a better understanding of Canada’s tax system and minimize the amount of tax you need to pay. Topics such as tax planning, reducing taxable income, tax credits, record keeping, and understanding basic tax law are covered. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Let's celebrate Robert Munsch's classic children's book "The Paper Bag Princess". We will re-tell the story in your words, play a royal game and create crafts inspired by the story! Don't forget to dress up as Princess Elizabeth, or your favourite prince, princess or dragon!  Ages 4 and up.

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Demo on how to enhance your photos by adjusting light, colour, and composition. Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will be using free photo editing software available for both Windows and MacOS. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12.