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March 5, 2014

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre March Events l Workshop: Criticism l Gentle Barn Calendar

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

Seed Starting Workshop
March 8, 1 p.m.
Learn how to grow native plants, vegetables and herbs with Patricia Garrod.
Workshop fee is $10 plus admission.
Ruddy Duck Carving Workshop
March 9, 16 and 23
Learn to carve your very own Ruddy Duck decoy from award winning carvers Harry Williams, John Frye and Ross Gage. This three-day course will teach you the art.
Cost is $70 for members and $85 for non-members.
Maple Syrup Workshop
March 15 - 1 p.m.
Join maple syrup enthusiast, Jacques Bourgeois, whose family has had a sugar shack for many generations. Learn how to recognize the different maple trees, how to harvest and how to transform the sap into delicious product.
Pre-registration is required.
Workshop fee is $10 plus admission.
Astronomy Night - Spring Constellations
March 20 - 7 p.m.
A special theatre presentation followed by an observation session from the rooftop will help you gain an appreciation of our night sky.
World Water Day
March 22
The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Water and Energy.
Take in fun water activities from Project WET such as H2Olympics and learn the amazing properties of water.
Snowbird Beach Day
March 23
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a Tropical Beach Party!
Marvel at dozens of live parrots from the Parrot Club of Manitoba.
Listen to enchanting tropical music of Clyde Heerah and his steel drums.
Participate in our limbo contest.
Don't forget to enjoy a tropical lunch in our Café and purchase baked goods.
Birding Hour - Raptor Workshop
March 30 - 1 p.m.
Paula Grieef, our Resident Naturalist, teaches how to identify the birds of prey that migrate through Manitoba.
Cost is $5 plus admission to the Interpretive Centre.
Wild, Weird and Wonderful Week
March 31 to April 4
See how fascinating the creatures are with crafts, games, movies and presentations daily.
Day camps for kids (age 6 to 9) during the school break.
The spring camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Early drop-off and later pick-up can be arranged.
Day camps are $24 for Interpretive Centre members, $30 for non- members.
Each day is unique with fun-filled indoor & outdoor programs, crafts and other activities.

March 18 to 19
Ace Art, 2-290 McDermot Avenue

Attendees must confirm before March 12
free to ace & aci members | become a member

Vol. 1: Criticism, critique, criticality
Slippery salons: discourse on muddied waters 
Hosted by Courtney R. Thompson, a freelance arts writer/critic/worker in Winnipeg

This workshop is about asking questions of where we see art, how we talk about it, and who's reading about it.
This is for writers working in visual arts journalism,curators, and artists looking to navigate the impact of their practice from the artist statement to the exhibition review.

Get Your Gentle Barn Calendar!

Each year we produce a Gentle Barn calendar full of beautiful pictures of our animals and their stories. 
This year we featured our celebrity animals, animals that stand out because they love attention so much. Inside you'll see Buttercup the cow who loves hugs; Caesar the horse, a true movie star; Mario the rooster who struts his stuff in the barnyard and, of course, our Jewel who can never be outshined. 
For a limited time, buy two calendars and get one free! Click here to get yours now!
The Gentle Barn Foundation, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA

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