Mar 4, 2017 Saturday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

I will provide packing advice (what/how much to bring), visa information, go over types of backpacks available, suggest highlights, give travel tips for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. I can also talk a bit about Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and extensively about South Korea.

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Beginner knitting lesson
Homemade jam
Organic nut butter
Organic vegetables
Unique tea
Vegan baked goods

About the teacher, Krista Decoste

After graduating from StFX University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009, I spent a number of years abroad living in Central and South East Asia. There I spent time primarily in South Korea where I was an ESL Instructor and Project Coordinator and in Thailand where I was a professional Dive Master and Operations Manager of the onsite dive center at a Condé Naste Johansens resort. After approximately 6 years, I returned to Canada and made talent acquisition my career. In my downtime I enjoys all sorts of sports, COOKING, shopping at the local farmers markets or hanging out with my rescue cat from Thailand- Pepper.

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Mar 5, 2017 Sunday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

This session will be in two parts: The first will be an analysis and discussion of the anatomy of a knitted cuff-down sock. Once you understand and appreciate the proportions within the sock structure, you can develop your own template and won’t need to refer to a pattern at all, except for specific stitch patterns such as cable or lace. The second part will be a clinic to help troubleshoot problems with socks-in-progress. Cast-on too tight? Can’t make the heel turn come out even? How do you avoid those pesky little holes as you start the gusset? Toe shaping not quite right? the dreaded Kitchener stitch? You might have your own tips and tricks. Bring along one or two sock projects, and we’ll sit and knit and share. Disclaimer: Participants should know that, while I’ve tried other methods, I use five double-points to knit cuff-down socks.

Bring one of the following:
A scented candle
A story about knitting
Colouring pencils or crayons
Dark or milk chocolate, drinking or eating

About the teacher, Colleen Putt

Colleen is a retired high school history teacher and has been a knitter since childhood. However, she had stopped knitting for a time because of arthritis in her hands. Then a desire to stop smoking led her to start making eyelash scarves (remember those?) which were then bestowed on friends and family for Christmas or birthdays. The ‘market’ for scarves quickly became glutted, so she decided to try to knit a pair of socks, and lo! an addict was born. In the past 10 years or so, Colleen estimates that she has knit over 400 pairs of socks and shows no sign of tiring of it. After all, people always need socks, right?. And sock yarn is amazing for its astonishing variety. Her mottos are “If I can’t bring my knitting, I’m not going.” or “If I sit, I knit.”

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Mar 19, 2017 Sunday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. These documents are the first thing about you that an employer sees. Are your resume and cover letter representing you the way they should? This class is a crash course in putting together a great resume and cover letter that will help get you in the door. Time is allotted at the end of the class for Q&A.

Bring one of the following:
Craft beer
Ideas and good vibes!

About the teacher, Peter Moorhouse

Currently CEO for BBB Serving the Atlantic Provinces. My history is mostly workforce and career development, though, and I'm passionate about helping people find their 'niche'. I started my career as an executive search consultant. After 8 years in that field I shifted to economic development, including talent attraction and retention. Following that, I managed Career Services for a Halifax university's MBA and Masters in Finance program (helping graduates prepare themselves for their career search). Before moving to my current role, I held a role for three years on the leadership team of a technology company as VP People, responsible for talent attraction and retention, and culture development.

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Mar 25, 2017 Saturday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Info coming soon!

Bring one of the following:
Coffee
Snacks for the class
Tea

About the teacher, Rob Perry

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Mar 26, 2017 Sunday

Taxes 101

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Coming soon!

Bring one of the following:
Cookies
Dragon related knick knacks

About the teacher, Nathan Fredericks

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Mar 30, 2017 Thursday
The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax CA

The class will introduce students to the concept of "white fragility", in order to build one's ability to withstand common strategies of defense that uphold white forms of dominance. In particular, students will work in small groups to develop effective strategies for challenging white racist practices.

Bring one of the following:
Books

About the teacher, Darryl Leroux

Darryl is a white settler whose ancestors include the first person born to European parents in New France in 1620. He's a professor of sociology at Saint Mary's University. His work examines the politics of racism and colonialism in Canada, with a particular focus on Québec. His most recent research has turned to the self-indigenization of French-descendants. His work is available here: https://smu-ca.academia.edu/DarrylLeroux

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