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What's on this Month: February 2019


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Programs + Events | February 1, 2019

February is here and we’ve packed our schedule full with awesome programs for you to enjoy. If hands-on learning is what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered! Read on for some February highlights, and check out the monthly calendar for a full listing of events.

Join us as we explore subjects of all kinds with seasoned experts in our new lecture series: The Thursday Topic. Bring your friends, make new ones, and exercise your mind as we discover and exchange ideas. Up first we have Tax Tips for Seniors on Thursday, February 7 from 11:30am – 12:30pm at the Old Post Office. Are you paying too much on your taxes? Join the Canada Revenue Agency Outreach team as they explain: common types of income for seniors, the GST/HST credit, common tax credits and deductions for seniors, Canada Revenue Agency services, and scams. Later this month we’ll have a Poetry Reading with Darrell Epp on Thursday, February 21 from 11:30am – 12:30pm at the Old Post Office. Darrell Epp is the author of 3 poetry collections: Imaginary Maps, After Hours, and Sinners Dance. His poetry has appeared in over 130 magazines on 6 continents. Both programs require registration.

It’s never too early to prepare especially when it comes to estate planning, which aims to help minimize the income tax consequences on death. Local accountant and certified financial planner Brenda Potter Phelan will highlight some of the tax issues and considerations that can arise upon the death of a taxpayer at our Death & Taxes: Estate Planning program. Learn some rules related to final tax filings as well as some tips and planning opportunities available to reduce taxes at the program on Tuesday, February 12 from 3:30 – 4:30pm at Queen’s Square. This program is free, but registration is required.

What does it take to be a professional musician today? Find out at Meet A Maker: Lynn Jackson & Steve Parkinson! The two Busted Flat Records artists will share their experiences with you with songs and stories. Learn more about the artists here ahead of the program on Thursday, February 14 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Old Post Office.

Want to make your everyday more eco-friendly? Look no further than Preston on Saturday, February 9 from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Bring your clothing, jewelry, small appliances and electronic devices to learn new skills while having fun at our Repair Café. The pros at Tinker Truck are here to teach you how to solder with Learn to Solder with Tinker Truck! Practice on random parts and choose a “rocket” or “snowbot” kit to make and take him. Or drop-in throughout the afternoon at Eco Day for all kinds of hands-on activities: make a DIY junk drawer organizer from 1:00 – 3:00pm; make upcycled soap pouches from 1:30 – 4:30pm; find out your carbon footprint from 1:30 – 4:30pm; make upcycled jewellery from 1:30 – 4:30pm; give paper making a try from 1:30 – 4:30pm; and check out a fermented foods demo from 3:30 – 4:00pm. Programs are drop-in and free unless specified.  

Want in on the craze for DIY yarn wall hangings? Capture your own personality and brighten up any space with your very own design at our CreateNight: DIY Yarn Hangings program. This program takes place on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 – 8:00pm at Clemens Mill. Registration is required, and all supplies will be provided for you.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in February at Idea Exchange!