Dec 10, 2016 Saturday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Want to make use of your time while sitting in the waiting room or on a long bus ride? Participants can come to learn how to knit a basic knit stitch or come and practice skills they already have. Keep in mind that materials are limited so please bring along a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles!

Bring one of the following:
A funny story
A question about knitting

About the teacher, Jessica Melindy

Jessica Melindy is an artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been knitting for over 18 years. Her favourite things to knit are fair isle mittens. With a degree in textiles and a continuous curiousity you can expect to find Jessica with multiple projects on the go. Jessica brings her knitting wherever she goes and knits whenever she can. It's easier to socialize when your hands are busy making something, and it makes for a great conversion topic too!

Dec 13, 2016 Tuesday

Tea 101

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world, after water. From Kenya to Russian to Britain, we all love tea. Learn about the history, preparation and production methods for tea around the world. Taste white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh tea and learn what makes them all different. Then learn some tricks about cooking with tea and food pairings. Bring your steep thoughts.

Bring one of the following:
A story about tea
Chocolate or snacks to share with the group
Questions about tea

About the teacher, Mel Hattie

Mel Hattie is an award-winning photographer and travel journalist based in Halifax. Her work has been published by the CBC, Photographers Without Borders, the Globe & Mail, the Guardian, Post and Courier, The Coast, Anthony Bourdain’s Roads & Kingdoms as well as on her blog, Mel Had Tea. She’s currently studying for her Master’s of Journalism from the University of King’s college. This spring she spent two months at the CBC’s European bureau in London, England during Brexit and the Queen’s 90th birthday, followed by six weeks in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Photographers Without Borders, working with the NGO Project 1948, which has a mandate to reduce ethnic conflict through policy change influenced by photo-voice projects. She’s also a tea aficionado who completed her tea sommelier training with the Tea Association of Canada and is waiting to test for her sommelier certification. Mel is currently working on a project that would take her to all the major tea producing countries in the world, producing documentary stories from each one.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Justin Ju

Justin has been a fan of improv since his first "Whose line is it anyway?" episode. Founder of Dalhousie's improv club, with a couple of theatre courses under his belt, he is proud and humbled to take the reins at Radstorm for Yes and...