Course Descriptions

  **PLEASE NOTE: Cost for participants who ‘Drop-in’ = Drop-in Fee $5 + Workshop Cost

**Note: COMPUTER COURSES:

  • Please indicate on the registration form if you need to use one of the 4 laptops available through Encore.
  • Notes are available ONLY for those who register 5 days before the class
  • Computer classes having less than 5 participants will be cancelled. Register early.

SEPTEMBER 2018

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(1) INTRODUCTION TO EASY MODERN SQUARE DANCING –

LEADER: Francois Desmarais
2 sessions MIN: 8 MAX: 20
DATE: Wed., Sep 5 and Mon., Sep 10.
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $20
LOCATION: Glengarry Sports Palace, 170 Macdonald Blvd. Alexandria
If you can walk to Boot Scoot Boogie, count to 5, know your left arm from your right, you can “Easy Modern Square Dance”. You will learn moves like Dosado, Allemande left that you will execute when called by the Caller. This is done to various kinds of music. You don’t have to memorize patterns or sequences. The calls are selected by the Caller at random. No partner required. Good exercise!

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(2) GLENGARRY ENCORE PHOTO CLUB –

LEADER: Milo Smith
14 sessions
MINIMUM: 4
DATES: Thursday, Sep 6, 13, 20, (Fri) 28, Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, (Fri) 30, Dec 6 & 13.
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $20
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
The photo club is for enthusiasts and those wanting to improve their digital photography skills and images. Weekly meetings are held to share images as well as critiques when requested. We usually have a weekly challenge to give members the opportunity to learn and practice new skills or hone old ones. Occasionally we will travel to destinations with photographic interest including Cooper’s Marsh, Butterflies Go Free, The Ecomuseum, Ospreys at Iroquois and Chute de Plaisance. For more information go to photo-club.agrobyte.ca.

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(3) OLD 4TH HOP YARD TOUR –

LEADER: Stephanie Jaworski & Ron Brennan
1 Session
DATE: Friday, Sept 7
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: 19826 Maple Road, Williamstown, ON Organic, handpicked hops are the mainstay of the craft beer industry such as Beau’s Brewery. This labour intensive crop is not for the faint of heart. Join Ron and Stephanie at their farm near Williamstown where they should be in full harvest mode. You may even be invited to help pick the hop cones off the vines. Come enjoy a beautiful setting and learn everything you ever wanted to know about hops.

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(4) CARVING CLUB –

LEADERS: Michel Latreille & Bob Alderson
14 Sessions
DATES: Mondays, Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12,19 , 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
COST: $20
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Join other carvers, exchange information, share skills and ideas. Inspire other carvers as they inspire you. The aim of the Carver’s Club is to promote fellowship within a woodcarving community filled with advice, help and encouragement. For carving projects, wood is available at a minimal cost.

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(5) WRITER’S WORKSHOP –

LEADER: Lesley Orr
6 Sessions
DATES: Tuesdays, Sep 11, 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $50 PHOTOCOPIES: $5
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Writing can be a lonely task. To counter this and provide each other with the motivation, encouragement and support we need, this group of writers meets every two weeks to share excerpts from our on-going writing projects and to gain valuable feedback from fellow writers. We focus on fiction and biography, exchange ideas and tips, and discuss conventions such as plot, character, setting, tone, etc. At each meeting, one writer distributes his/her work to be read and critiqued by the other members. We benefit greatly from these thoughtful, detailed critiques which are helpful tools that allow us to explore ways to improve our work.

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(6) TICK AND LYME DISEASE EXPLAINED –

LEADER: Dr. P. Remouliotis
1 Session
DATE: Wednesday, Sept 12
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Have you been affected by ticks? Are you worried about Lyme disease? Are you wondering how to protect yourself and your family? Then this is the workshop for you. Dr Paul Remouliotis, the Eastern Ontario Medical Officer of Health, is knowledgeable about the subject and is responsible for overseeing the medical response to Lyme disease. He promises to separate the fact from fiction.

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(7) WOODCARVING –

LEADER: Michel Latreille
10 Sessions
MAXIMUM: 10
DATES: Wednesdays, Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $50 SUPPLY FEE: $5
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Michel, an award-winning Master Carver, has shared his expertise with Glengarry Encore carvers for over ten years. If you are experienced in the craft or a beginner wanting to develop your skills, come share the joy and satisfaction you will find in carving. If you have any carving tools, please bring them with you.

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(8) WRITE IT NOW (WIN) –

LEADER: Ron Lajoie
8 Sessions
DATES: Thursdays, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6 and 20
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $10 WORKBOOK: $10
LOCATION: Green Valley Community Centre, 4159 MacKinnon Street, Green Valley
Life is a story. Each of us has our own story to tell. The difficulty is not in the telling, it’s in the writing. Ron has been helping people from every walk of life to put their stories onto paper in the Write It Now class. Be a WIN writer and give your family and friends a “life story” they will cherish.

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(9) WALK THE EAST COAST TRAIL (NFLD) –

LEADER: Nicole Derocher Beaulne
1 session
DATE: Monday, Sep 17
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Not only are Newfoundlanders known to be friendly, they have a little known secret called the East Coast Trail. Nicole was fortunate to walk this trail in the summer of 2016. Come learn about the beautiful vistas, see the spectacular coastal cliffs and quaint little fishing villages. Meet the wild life, people and history that make this remote part of Canada unique. Nicole will walk you up the Avalon peninsula from Cappahayden to Cape St. Francis on a remarkable 300 km hike.

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(10) INTRODUCTION TO THE iPAD –

LEADER: LeeAnne Vallance
2 sessions MAXIMUM: 15 DATE: Tues. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25
TIME: 10:00-12:00 noon
COST: $20 LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
During the first class you will learn the very basics to getting the most out of your iPad. On the second class, you can return with your questions and you might learn a trick or two that you can share with your family and friends. Please bring your Apple iPad to class.

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(11) CREATIVITY WITH ACRYLICS: Workshop 1 –

LEADER: Yvonne Callaway
5 sessions MAXIMUM: 12 DATE: Wednesdays Sept. 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
TIME: 6:30 pm COST: $50 SUPPLY FEE: $10 LOCATION: Room 101, art room, Glengarry District High School
Even if you “cannot draw a straight line with a ruler,” release your inner artist by exploring. A little theory & lots of hands-on experimenting. Yvonne is a professional artist with more than 20 years’ experience. She’ll share tips & offer guidance, even if you’ve never touched a brush!
Please ask for the supply list at Registration

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(12) iPAD ADVANCED –

LEADER: LeeAnne Vallance
2 sessions MAXIMUM: 15 DATES: Thurs. Sept. 20 and Fri. Sept. 28
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon COST: $20 LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Lee Anne is offering this two part workshop to people who have already attended her workshop “Introduction to the iPad”. You will learn even more ways to get the most out of your iPad. A week later you can return with questions. Please bring your apple iPad to class.

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(13) EDIBLE FOREST VISIT –

LEADER: Norm Genier
1 Session
DATE: Sept. 21
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $10
LOCATION: Grey’s Creek Conservation Area, 18045 County Rd 2, Cornwall
Join forest specialist, Norm Genier, at Grey’s Creek Conservation Area where the RRCA (Raisin Region Conservation Authority) has initiated the edible forest project. With funds from Trees Canada, RRCA purchased 200 plants including black walnut and hazelnut trees, as well as elderberry, highbush cranberry and nannyberry shrubs. “We want to make wild edibles more accessible to people. They are all around us, extremely nutritional, fresh and free!” says Norm.

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(14) GLENGARRY ENCORE BOOK CLUB –

LEADER: Lesley Orr
3 sessions MAXIMUM: 15 DATES: Thurs. Sept. 27, Oct, 25, Nov. 29
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm COST: $20 LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
Gain a new perspective on reading by sharing the journey with others! No one experiences a book the exact same way. This can be exciting, as the opinions and insights of others can open alternative dimensions that we hadn’t considered for us. We meet once a month to discuss a pre-arranged book, and our meetings are always lively, interesting and stimulating as we talk about the book’s highlights, strengths and weaknesses, and expound upon our personal interpretation. At the last meeting of each year (in June), we choose the books that we will read and discuss in the next session.


OCTOBER 2018

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(15) MS WORD –

LEADER: Tony Chenel
2 sessions
MAXIMUM: 10 MINIMUM: 5
DATE: Monday, Oct 1, 15
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $20 PHOTOCOPIES: $5
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre
MS Word is the most popular word processing program. With Word, you can
type and save documents to your computer or to a flash drive; correct spelling
and grammar while you accurately format a document; create and design
business cards, brochures, newsletters; choose from a selection of various
fonts, shapes, clip art, or smart art. These are only a few of Word’s capabilities
which are useful at home or in business. Notes will be available. If you have
one, please bring your laptop.

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(16) WHAT IS LOVE? –

LEADER: Bob LeBoeuf
1 session
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 2
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

“I love my romantic partner. I love my sister. I love my dog. I love spicy food. I
love Glengarry Encore sessions”. These different feelings are all described by
one word. The Greeks broke love into four levels “storge” was kinship, “philia”
was friendship, “eros” sexual and romantic love and finally “agape” was used
for divine love. Unfortunately we did not have that good sense. Join Bob in an
in depth discussion to answer that “forever” question…What is Love ?

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(17) THE MAGIC OF MENDELSSOHN’S MUSIC –

LEADER: J. Christopher Wilson
3 sessions
DATES: Fridays, Oct. 5, 12 and Oct. 19
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
COST: $30
LOCATION: 21845 Con. 2, Bainsville Ont. ( Old
Chapel of St. Lawrence, Curry Hill)

Imagine yourself sitting in an old church on a beautiful Fall day, listening to the
glorious strands of Mendelssohn’s music. He was one of the most popular
serious composers of the nineteenth century with a precocious talent which
some say excelled Mozart. As director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra he
revived the music of J.S. Bach. Chris Wilson, a retired writer, broadcaster and
performing arts administrator, will guide your listening experience.

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(18) SCOTLAND’S GAELIC LANGUAGE –

LEADER: Sine (Sheena) Mc Kenna
2 sessions
MAXIMUM: 15 – 20
DATE: Tuesdays, Oct 9, 30
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $20
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Sine has taught the old Scottish Gaelic language and song for nearly thirty
years. She is offering a two part course where you will be introduced to the
culture of Highland Scotland through song, story and basic Gaelic phrases.

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(19) IDENTITY THEFT –

LEADER: Susan Latreille
1 session
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 16
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

If you missed Susan’s presentation last year, plan to attend this one. Back by
popular request, Susan will share her experience where someone had applied
for credit using all her personal information. She will explain the hassle involved
in regaining her own identity. She does not want this to happen to you.

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(20) CREATIVE PIZZA –

LEADER: Margaret McCormick
1 session
MAXIMUM: 15
DATE: Tuesday, October 16
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: $10 Supply Fee: $10
LOCATION: Green Valley Community Centre,
4159 MacKinnon Street

Who doesn’t love a pizza? Chef Margaret will share tips on making the crust
and adding the toppings for a vegetarian, meat lovers and regular pizza. Best
of all you will get to sample each of these three pizzas to decide on your
favourite.

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(21) BOBI`S BREAD –

LEADER: Bobi Leutschaft Poitras
1 session
MAXIMUM: 15
DATE: Wednesday, October 17
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
COST: $10 Supply Fee: $8.00
LOCATION: Green Valley Community Centre, 4159 MacKinnon Street

Come join expert baker Bobi Leutschaft Poitras as she leads us through the
intricacies of bread-making. In this workshop you will learn how to make two
different types of bread, and at the end of the class you will have two delicious
loaves to take home with you! Bobi provides all ingredients and notes. You will
be making your own bread so please bring a bowl, wooden spoon, measuring
cups, measuring spoons, a whisk and a spatula.

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(22) MS EXCEL –

LEADER: Tony Chenel
2 sessions
MAXIMUM: 10 MINIMUM: 5
DATES: Monday, October 22 & 29
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $20 Photocopies: $5
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Excel is a collection of accounting spreadsheets or other data, presented in
rows and columns which allow you to organize and analyze multiple types of
information. Use Excel to organize your recipes, names and addresses, CD/DVD
collections, your household or travel budget or your investment portfolio. Notes
will be available. If you have one, please bring your laptop.

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(23) SILVER HAMMERED JEWELRY –

LEADER: Brenda Bossert Taylor
1 session
DATE: Wednesday, October 24
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Brenda is a silverware artisan at TWO HAMMERS in Monkland. She crafts rings,
necklaces, earring, etc. from such items as silver plated or sterling silver sugar
tongs, spoons, forks and knives. Brenda is going to explain and demonstrate
how this is done with just her hammer. If you just happen to have a piece of
cutlery in your pocket or purse that is silver plated or sterling, you might go
home with a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

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(24) CREATIVITY WITH ACRYLICS: Workshop 2 –

LEADER: Yvonne Callaway
5 sessions
MAXIMUM: 12
DATE: Thursdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 22.
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST: $50 Supply Cost: $10
LOCATION: Room 101, art room, Glengarry
District High School

No need to have taken workshop 1 to register for this session. Yvonne will
provide “a little theory & lots of hands-on experimenting”. She is a professional
artist with more than 20 years’ experience. She’ll share tips & offer guidance,
even if you’ve never touched a brush! Please ask for the supply list at
Registration.

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(25) MEMORIES OF A PLUMBER –

LEADER: Jerry Boroff
1 session
DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 30
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre


NOVEMBER 2018

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(26) VOLUNTEERING & TRAVELLING IN THAILAND & CAMBODIA –

LEADER: Danielle Hards
1 session
DATE: Friday, November 2
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Cutting grasses and feeding them to elephants, helping a family bag rice,
building a pig pen, and fertilizing fields in Thailand are some of the ways we
contributed in that beautiful country. In Cambodia, we helped build a house for
a family of four without any electrical tools, assisted in purifying and blessing
the home and taught children how to speak English.

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(27) WALL DECORATION –

LEADER: Marielle Brunet
1 session
DATE: Monday, November 5
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $10 SUPPLY FEE: $5
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

If you would like to make a beautiful decoration to hang on a wall or give as a
gift, then this workshop is for you. Marielle will teach us how to use paint,
pearls and a household throwaway to make it. This is a very inexpensive, easy
craft that you will most likely want to continue at home. Please bring a pair of
scissors. All other supplies will be furnished by Marielle.

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(28) FUN WITH ASTROLOGY –

LEADER: Sine (Sheena) McKenna
2 sessions
DATE: Tuesday, November 6 and Monday,
November 19
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $20

Sine, a student of Astrology for the past thirty years, wants to share her passion
with you. You will be given an introduction to the basics of reading an astrology
chart with an emphasis on having fun in the process.

LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

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(29) MUSIC FOR BEGINNER GUITAR PLAYERS –

LEADER: Clive Bebbington
6 sessions
MAXIMUM: 10
DATES: Wednesdays: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5
and 12.
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $50 Photocopies: $5
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Learn the basics of music as applied to guitar. Students will learn music theory
from the ground up….to the construction and playing of a major scale and its
chords. Students will be encouraged to select a simple piece of music to learn
and perform in class. Typically, each lesson will be split into equal parts of
theory and practice. By the end of the course, learners should be able to hold
and play the guitar in the correct position; read and play simple music from a
music sheet; and construct any major scale and its related chords. Practice at
home is essential for student success.

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(30) HISTORY AND THE BIBLE –

LEADER: Leo Beaulne
4 sessions
DATES: Wednesdays: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST: $40
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Part 1 will take you from the creation of time, through the beginnings in Mesopotamia
up to the days of the prophets and the axial age when all the major world religions
began and the Bible was inspired. Part 2 tells the history of the alphabet, the written
word and how the first Bible was written. In Part 3 you will be astounded to view the
magnificent illuminated Bibles, carefully handcrafted over decades, now worth millions.
Part 4 includes the history of the printing press, the transmission of the Bible, and the
development of different versions. Don’t miss this series presented using photos, videos
and lecture. Leo’s backgrounds in teaching and studies of Biblical history have made it
possible for him to compile this series.

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(31) RECLAIM YOUR YOUTH –

LEADER: Shannon Marion
1 session
DATE: Friday: Nov. 9
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Remember jumping off the swing at the highest point? Remember sliding
down the winter hills on a crazy carpet at top speed? Remember biking to the
park to play hopscotch? What about crouching for hide and seek? What has
changed between then and now and what does age have to do with it? What
have we really lost along the way? Is it reversible? Shannon, a registered
Physiotherapist, will give you the answers to these questions and tips on how to
take back your body and life.

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(32) PHOTOS ON COMPUTER –

LEADER: Tony Chenel
1 session
DATE: Monday, Nov. 12
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Take your photos off your camera and load them onto your computer. Easy to
do when you have instructions to follow. Tony will show you how it’s done!
There is no need to bring your camera…every camera is a different make,
therefore, Tony will demonstrate the process by using his camera and copies of
the instructions will be provided for all participants.

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(33) ETHICS of BERNARD LONERGAN: Living with Other People –

LEADER: Ken Melchin
4 sessions
DATE: Fridays, Nov. 16, 30 Dec. 7, 14
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
COST: $40
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

Discussion will center on Bernard Lonergan's ethics, Living with Other
People. You will be invited to read selected chapters of Ken Melchin’s book in
preparation for the sessions. Lonergan is famous for his self-discovery method
for understanding the cognitional operations we use in everyday ethical living.
He investigates how this self-discovery provides a basis for an ethics that
would be appropriate for living with others. Ken will help you situate
Lonergan's work within some broader social and historical trends and
conversations in ethics.

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(34) ALPACA FARM TOUR –

LEADER” Colette Ducharme
1 session
DATE: Friday, Nov 16.
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: 19260 County Rd 24, Apple Hill

Alpacas are one of the most beautiful animals that roam our planet. They come
in 22 different colours and possess a gentle nature and tranquil temperament.
Join Colette at her farm to meet her animals, learn about alpaca husbandry and
see and touch the amazing products made from their fibers. You may even find
the perfect gift, made from their soft and warm luxurious fibers, for that special
someone on your Christmas list.

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(35) COPING WITH GRIEF THROUGH MEDITATION –

LEADER: Nancy Galway
1 session
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 29
TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
COST: $10
LOCATION: Glengarry Encore Education Centre

This interactive workshop will help participants reconnect with themselves and
feel grounded and relaxed during a time when many people feel a great
disconnect.  Specific meditative approaches can help a person cope with these
feelings. Participants will explore guided visualization meditation, gong
meditation as well as several supportive chair yoga poses to help the body relax

and release sadness and fear.  These techniques and tools learned, may be used
if dealing with grief, depression and anxiety.  A mindfulness practice can help
normalize and de-medicalize grief and help people feel restored.