January 28, 2014

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre February Events, Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner l February Salon l Winnipeg Makers Market l Intro to Carved Sculpture

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. Call 467-3300 or email Jacques Bourgeois

February 2 
Join us as Oak Hammock Marsh proudly celebrates World Wetlands Day.
A colouring contest and special presentations will highlight the importance of wetlands.

Manitoba Merv, the weather predicting groundhog, announce the arrival of spring.
If Merv sees his shadow, a late spring will follow. 
If no shadow is seen, an early spring is on its way!
Tiny Tots at the Marsh (For children 5 and under.)
February 6 - 10:30 a.m.
Visit this drop-in session for story time, crafts, and/or games.
Also includes free time in our interactive exhibits.
Cost is $5 per child, plus admission.
Bluebill Decoy Carving Workshop
February 9, 16 and 23 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Pre-registration is required - call (204) 467-3300.
Workshop fee is $70 for Oak Hammock members, $85 for non-members.
There will also be a informational session to learn about Lesser Scaup biology.
Coffee and light snacks will be provided.
Bring your own bag lunch or enjoy eating in the Oak Hammock Café.
February 14 - 6 p.m. 
Treat your significant other to a wonderful dinner this Valentine's Day.
Reservations are required, and tickets are available until February 10.
Members : $45 plus tax  l  Non-members: $50 plus tax
Call (204) 467-3300 to purchase your tickets.
Birding Hour - Bird Love Workshop
February 15 - 1 p.m.
Paula Grieef discusses the tricks birds use to win the hearts of their mates.
Cost is $5 plus admission to the Interpretive Centre.
Voyageur Day
February 17
Try our Voyageur Challenge and enjoy family friendly outdoor challenges! 
Practice your skills at Bannock Tossing and several other fun activities.
Make your own delicious Bannock at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Bring your skates and gently glide or take up sponge hockey in the bay. 
Sticks, nets and pucks are available for your use.
Join an interpreter on a snowshoe walk and look for clues of wildlife activity. 
Astronomy Night - The Planets
February 20 - 7 p.m. 
Learn about the planets of our solar system and other objects of the night sky.
First Goose of the Year Contest
will close on March 1 or when the first goose is seen.
Guess the date and time of the arrival of first Canada Goose at Oak Hammock Marsh.
Traditionally, the first goose arrives between the end of February and the end of March.
Last year, the first goose was seen on March 15.
To enter, fill out a ballot at the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.

February Salon
February 3, 7:00 pm
The Folk Exchange, 211 Bannatyne Ave.
Admission is free for passholders and by donation for civilians.
Doors at 6:30 and cash bar all night!

Join Theatre Projects Manitoba this month as we pump up two of the Group of Seven Playwrights: TPM writer-in-residence and author of Sargent & Victor & Me,
Debbie Patterson, and newcomer, Jessy Arden.

Known for her recent plays such as Molotov Circus and many marvelous Munch adaptations, we will dig deep into the Patterson canon and entertain you with titillating titles like Baby Killer Cat Fight, The Cunning Linguist, Seven Winnipeg Children, and Gangster of Love.

Arden delighted us at 2013's FemFest with her debut, Harold and Vivien Entertain Guests.
We will be treated to a reading from her show, Jason and Medea.
Other artists will include Hannah Foulger, Eric Rae, Lia Zarillo, Christina Heather, Elizabeth Whitbread, Kevin Gabel, Brittany Thiessen, Heather Thomas and many more!

February Makers & Market by Winnipeg Makers Market
February 7, 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm
Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 Ross (One block north of Red River College downtown)

Shop local while enjoying live music and snacks from Stella's, including vegan option.
30+ vendors will be selling everything from vintage decor to handmade beauty products to photography. All this for only a $2 Donation.

February 9, 1:30pm-4:30pm
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
$55 (all supplies & firing costs included)

WORKSHOP: Ceramics: Intro to Carved Sculpture
Create your very own detailed ceramic sculptures. (No experience necessary.)

Edge members receive a 10% discount off of workshop prices.
For more information or to register, call (204) 260-0756, or email 

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