August 21, 2019

Community Programs

Lake Trail Community Education Society works with community partners and facilitators to offer educational, recreational and cultural programs for children, youth, adults and seniors at Lake Trail Community Middle School. 
 
Monday, January 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Healthy Gourmet Dips

Learn a variety of healthy homemade gourmet dips that you can easily make at home. With an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients, this class will teach several techniques and participants will take home dips and recipes. The class will discuss a variety of options for serving and how we can include these nutritious dips in our meals.

$20

One Evening

Tuesdays:

Jan. 21- Feb. 25
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Community Ukulele Classes

Learn to play this popular instrument in six weeks! This course covers the basics from how to properly hold the instrument, chords, strumming, reading song charts, tablature, vocals and ear training. All done in a fun and encouraging atmosphere with instructor Ruth Rae. Designed for beginners ages 10 to 110!

There are a limited number of loaner ukulele’s which can be requested through the registration form. Otherwise, participants are asked to bring their own. 

Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$50

6 Classes

Age 10+

Thursdays:

January 23

February 6

February 20

March 5
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Art Night Drop In's

Community Art Night drop-ins provide a positive space for families and community members to connect while making arts and crafts together. Bring your own projects, work from supplies which LTCES has on hand, or join in some group projects with community facilitators.

This program promotes inter-generational learning and community building. All ages are welcome. No art-making experience necessary!

Free to attend!

Registration not required.

Guest Facilitator

For the winter session, we are pleased to welcome community artisan, Patricia Cribb-Baskin, — a maker who handbinds books, knits, weaves, spins and handsews. In her work, Patricia focuses on simplifying, slowing down, and upcycling. She looks forward to creating with you.

Check out the featured crafts below:

February 6: Book Art

Create an original, nature-inspired journal using simple materials and a traditional Japanese binding technique.

February 20: Mini Tapestry Weaving

Learn basic weaving techniques. Create a 10 cm x 15 cm tapestry on a frame loom.

March 5: Slow Stitching / Sashiko

Learn this Japanese stitching for renewing and embellishing old clothing or newly crafted items.

Mondays:

Jan. 27 - Mar. 9
** No class Family Day, February 17
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Breathing 101

This class offers guided instruction on breathing exercises and gentle movements providing participants with techniques and tools they can use anywhere, anytime. Learn how to calm your nervous system to help with anxiety, stress, regaining natural alignment and posture, and coping with pain. Feel happier and more present in your everyday life!

Solene Chang has been teaching yoga, breathing, and meditation since 2001. She is an RN and mom. She looks forward to sharing space with you in the coming wintery months.

Drop In’s welcome at $10, if space allows. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$50

6 Classes

Age 14+

Mondays:

Jan. 27 - Mar. 9
** No class Family Day, February 17
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Yoga 101

This yoga class offers an overall experience of yoga from relaxation, breathing, asana (postures), beginning meditation, and an introduction to yoga thinking and philosophy. We are happy to accommodate beginners and ongoing students of yoga. Please bring a yoga mat, blocks (if you have), and a blanket.

Solene Chang has been teaching yoga, breathing, and meditation since 2001. She is an RN and mom. She looks forward to sharing space with you in the coming wintery months.

Drop In’s welcome at $10, if space allows. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$50

6 Classes

Age 14+

Thursday, January 30
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Watershed Cafe

Curious about our watershed? Connected by Water and LTCES team up to present ‘Watershed Café’! This free event kicks off with Watershed 101; a short history of the watershed and changes it is facing.

Then we dive into a fun and interactive community mapping and art project, inviting participants to find their place among the water systems in the Comox Valley and consider steps each of us can take to support watershed protection and conservation.

Join us for tea, cookies, and watershed connections.

Free to attend!

Please register in advance.

Friday, February 7
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Community Potluck

All are welcome to join Lake Trail Community Education Society for our quarterly community potluck. 

Bring your favourite dish to share and come together for great conversation and community connections. If you are not a cook, no worries! Sharing store-bought food is fine. 

Our community potlucks are family friendly and FREE. Registration is not required. 

The event runs from 6 pm to 8:30 pm with board games on hand for after supper.

Free to attend!

Registration not required.

Saturday, February 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Presentations with CVA

LTCES hosts Comox Valley Arts for a day of artists talks and presentations. Details coming soon! 

Free to attend!

Thursday, February 27
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Waste Free Lunches

CSWM Environmental Educator, Tina Willard-Stepan, hosts an evening to learn about the landfill, do a waste audit, and speak about waste-free lunches.  The workshop finishes off with a cooking class for some lunch treat ideas. This is a fun, family-friendly event! 

 Bring a container to pack some food home with you.

Free to attend!

Please register in advance.

Saturday, March 14
12:30 - 3:44 pm

Pi Day - Pie Making Workshop

Happy Pi Day! Join us and discover the secrets of Pi(e)! 

Whether you are a seasoned baker or learning for the first time, in 3 hours and 14 minutes you will take home a delicious treat (and a little bit of knowledge). All materials provided.

 

Pay what you can.

Please register in advance.

We are taking pie orders!

LTCES is baking pies as a fundrasier in support of programming. 

Pre-ordered pies (baked and un-baked) are available for purchase, to be picked up between 3 pm and  5 pm on March 14th.

Minimum $10.00 donation recommended.

Last day to order:  March 11, 2020  

Sundays:

March 15

March 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Guided Walking Tours

Join the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers on an interpretive walk along Morrison Creek near Lake Trail Community Middle School. Come to know and appreciate the diversity of life within and around a vital salmon stream. 

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as there are a few slopes and tree roots in Roy Morrison Park when starting the walk from the school. 

All welcome! Children supervised by parents / guardians. Meet at the front doors of the school. The school will not be open, so bring only what you wish to carry. 

Free to attend!

Please register in advance.

LUSH Valley Programs

LUSH Valley Food Action Society is a partner organization focused on food security. They work to provide people with skills that enable them to choose, grow, and prepare healthy food.

Lake Trail Community Education Society is pleased to host many LUSH Valley programs at Lake Trail Community Middle School.

In The Know

‘In the Know’ is a monthly networking and information sharing session that provides parents and caregivers education on various child and youth mental wellness topics. Experts share what parent / caregivers really want to know.

Sessions are provided in a group webinar viewing format with opportunity for discussion.

Upcoming sessions: January 21 and February 18, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Stay tuned for this months 'In the Know' topic.

Free to attend. Register by emailing: wendy.safruik@familysmart.ca