Learning Time: AESES Education Seminars
- Guided Downtown Public Art Tour – Sunday, September 23. 1:30-3:00pm.
Public art reflects community and instills a sense of pride. During this walk, the group will look at the city’s downtown public art through the lens of history, to understand how the interests of the bustling downtown have changed and grown throughout the years. From artworks created for business purposes in the early 1900s, to contemporary public art made as a meditation on the downtown region, this walk will reveal the history and intention behind the art you’ve always enjoyed as staple of Winnipeg, but may never have known the meaning of. (space – 30 participants)
- Smartphone Photography – Monday, October 1 or Thursday, October 4. 6:30-9:00pm.
Learn to use your smartphone or tablet to take the best photos possible. This hands-on class is all about tips and activities to increase your satisfaction with the photos you take. p.s. Bring your phone or tablet along. (space – 10 participants per class)
- Mediterranean Meal Planning – Wednesday, October 17. 6:30-8:30pm.
8 simple steps to eating the Mediterranean way. Think olive oil, roasted vegetables, and legumes. There will be a teaching time on the health benefits of Mediterranean nutrition, a store tour to choose ingredients, recipe demonstrations, and a chance to taste the products. (space – 25 participants)
- Gluten and Dairy-Free Baking Demo – Sunday, October 28 or Sunday, November 4. 2:00-4:00pm.
Are you new to a gluten or dairy-free lifestyle? Are you having a hard time baking allergy-free goodies that are as delicious and healthy as the flour-ful bakery treats you remember? Learn the basics of baking without gluten, grains, dairy, or refined sugars during this demo class. This includes baked samples to nibble on. (space – 12 participants per class)
- Overcoming Anxiety – Thursday, November 1. 6:30-8:00pm.
This session will cover what anxiety is, what some common symptoms are, how to cope with anxiety, and where to get help. The presentation is intended to demystify, normalize and raise awareness about anxiety. It is helpful for anybody experiencing high stress and anxiety, an anxiety disorder, or who may know somebody who is experiencing issues with anxiety. (space – 40 participants)
- Chai: The Art of Indian Tea-Making – Friday, November 16. 7:00-9:30pm.
Using a mixture of diverse herbs and spices from India, participants will learn to make a holistic cup of tea (three varieties). Put a mortar and pestle to use as you mix, paste, smell and taste the spices, learning the health benefits of each. Take homes included. (space – 15 participants)
- Cribbage Tournament – Wednesday, November 21. 7:00-9:00pm.
Cribbage is an exciting card game where players compete to ‘skunk’ their opponents by grouping their cards in combinations to gain points. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Participants will be provided with an overview of the game and instructions on how to play. It’s simple to learn and a fun, fast-paced game to play. Based on the number of participants, players will either play as singles, or be paired up in teams of two. We anticipate playing four rounds with a double elimination, ie. as soon as you lose two games, you will be out of the running for the title, but will have the chance to play others who didn’t progress to the next round. Come out for a fun evening of some friendly competition! (space – 40 participants)
Please note that seminars are intended for signed AESES members, along with their significant others (rather than friends, neighbours, or children), to ensure all AESES members have a chance to participate. All sessions are filled based on when registrations and payments are received by the AESES Office.