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Our Natural, Edible World

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:51pm

The days might be getting shorter and even a bit cooler as we head towards autumn, but that doesn’t mean the fascination of the natural world is behind us for the season, even if we do start spending a bit more time indoors. Autumn is a great time to learn about the variety of useful, edible plants you can find in your own backyard. Did you know that stinging nettle is high in calcium? Or that different parts of the dandelion can be used as beverages, appetizers, side dishes and desserts? Would you like to learn how to harvest acorns and prepare them as food and/or medicine?

The Community Classroom is lucky enough to have Laura Reeves, botanist and wild food aficionado, teaching two classes this September: Your Wild, Edible Backyard and All About Acorns. Both of these classes will include samples of these wild plants and nuts - so make sure to bring a mug, plate and fork to class with you.

Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom

Book Club Reading Lists Posted!

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 2:53pm

What do By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, Autopsy of a Boring Wife, and Where the Crawdads Sing all have in common? They’re the September picks for three of our Community Classroom book clubs.

Reading lists for Hidden Figures, Read Between the Wines and Wendy’s Afternoon Book Club are now online. Looking to expand your reading list this year? Try a book club! Looking for your next great read? Check out these lists from some of our exceptionally well-read book club leaders.

Categories: Discussions, Book Clubs, Winnipeg, Book Lists, Literature, Community Classroom

Games and Community Classes are now searchable on our website

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 11:57am

To make it easier to find what you're looking for, we've added Games and Community Classes to our Search function.

So now, if you want to find a particular class or a specific game, all you need to do is Search! Type in the full or partial title of the game or class, or (specifically for classes) you can search by the instructor's name. To speed up the process, make sure to choose which category you want from the drop-down menu (either games or community classroom).

Or if you're not sure what you're looking for and want to browse what's available, then check out the Games and Community Classroom sections of our website. Games are categorized by style of game-play and classes are organized by subject matter. We're always adding new products and new classes, so check back regularly!

Categories: Site News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Community Classroom, Games

McNally Robinson's Community Classroom

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:01pm

February 2nd marks the one year anniversary of our Community Classroom, and a busy year it's been. Over 2000 people of all ages have taken advantage of the wide range of classes that have been offered. The Community Classroom brings together distinguished educators and enthusiastic learners in our tasteful wood-panelled classroom. In short, every session has the elements of a great experience.

The new year brings a host of new classes including Kimberly Shaw's personal career planning session on Breaking Through - Securing That First Career Position, offered on February 6th for young people looking for hints and tips on how to successfully market themselves for good jobs in today's competitive world. Also new on February 13th will be Dr. Michelle Faubert's Legendary Lovers & Romancing the Text: A History of Literary Love, studying the representation of romantic love in English Lit from medieval to contemporary times.

And for the younger folk, our exciting Spring Break Board Games Festival will feature fun for 6-9 year olds with On Board with Board Games and for the 9-12 year olds Brilliant Board Games. Added to the week will be a unique Board Game Art class, also for 9-12 year olds. Participants will gather 'round and play different and exciting board games, under the skillful coordination of McNally Robinson staff. The art projects will be led by Marianne Jonasson.

All class offerings can be found at McNallyRobinson.com. Enrolment is limited, so be sure to register early.

Categories: Winnipeg, Newsletter, Community Classroom
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