Author Archive for The MAC

Words That Tickle, Words that Heal

Elizabeth Ellis opens Tales for the Telling
with 'Words that Tickle, Words that Heal'
October 27th @ 7 pm - (A MAC "Pick 6" selection)

Tales for the Telling, Storytelling for Adults, is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Ellis, storyteller extraordinaire, from Dallas, Texas, will be the season opener to our amazing 2017-2018 season on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Tickets $18 ($15 for OCAC Members) Tickets available online or at the MAC office…

mini ARCHITECT: after school Architecture program for youth

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Does your child think outside the box? Are you finding them always changing their bedroom around? Building forts with anything they can find? These creative qualities can be celebrated in a new after school program that takes a different approach to learning through art-making, self-directed, and project based techniques. Swiderski Art + Architecture KIDS empowers youth by introducing children ages 7-16…

Memoir Writing Workshop with Marva Blackmore

Marva K. Blackmore

Is it time to put your stories on paper? “Telling Your Story”: A Memoir Writing Workshop led by Marva K. Blackmore, Storyteller, Writer, & Editor. Join a six-week workshop led by the Past President of the Storytellers of Canada and see your stories come to life. Classes start on Monday, October 16, 2017, and continue for six consecutive Mondays from 1:00 to 3:30…

Painting Classes with Lloyd Major

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These are art classes for beginners to advanced students and everyone in between. Everyone chooses the subject matter, the size of painting, and whether you wish to paint in oil or acrylic. Lloyd will take you from a blank canvas to a finished painting (not always in 4 weeks). The focus is learning to paint but also making it an enjoyable time.…

Painting Classes with Norma Emerson


Explore Canada via: Tom Thomson & A.Y. Jackson with watercolour, acrylics and oils. Your paintings await… 8 classes will be at the MAC Tuesdays October 10 – November 28, 2017, from 10:00 am to noon. Cost is $135 or $18 drop-in fee Bring your own supplies To register, contact instructor Norma Chapman-Emerson, 250-752-9057 or

ABSOLUTE beginner ukulele group lessons at the MAC


with Liz DeBarros JHUI Certified Ukulele Instructor Fridays, October 6th- 27th 2017 Four one-hour lessons 11 am to noon Have you been thinking about playing an instrument but don’t know how to start, what to buy or how to learn? In this four-week course, I’ll start by showing you the different sizes of ukuleles; you’ll be able to see which…