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September 2016

Operation ColourFalll

September 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016
ColourFall explanation image with leaves

Extreme summer weather is threatening to make fall less colourful! Throughout September and October the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum needs your help with a special mission. Join the team tasked with capturing photographic evidence of how 2016’s heat and drought is affecting our fall foliage. With the help of your mobile device, Project Noah and the MacLachlan Arboretum we will build a case file to share with environmentalists the world over. Find out more about how to get involved at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2162976002      

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Operation ColourFall – Free Event

September 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Extreme summer weather is threatening to make fall less colourful! Throughout September and October the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum needs your help with a special mission. Join the team tasked with capturing photographic evidence of how 2016’s heat and drought is affecting our fall foliage. With the help of your mobile device (or ours), Project Noah and the MacLachlan Arboretum we will build a case file to share with environmentalists the world over. On September 30, at the height of our mission, we’ll rendez-vous at the Museum and, using more of the latest apps, create framed photographic art for own personal records. Find out more about how to get involved at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2162976002                      

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October 2016

Bookbinding & Poetry

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Part of the MacLachlan’s expert-led Make & Learn series, craft a medieval-style wooden covered book with local book artist, Lise Melhorne-Boe and then fill it with words inspired by the museum and beautiful Grasscreek Park in a poetry workshop led by acclaimed children’s author, editor and poet, Sarah Tsiang. Cost: $55 + HST Code: 102906 To register for a workshop note the course code and call 613-546-4291, ext. 1700 or visit the City of Kingston website. If you plan to register online, you will need: 1. Your eCity/Recreation account codes: Your Family PIN Your Personal ID number 2. A valid credit card: VISA MasterCard American Express For more information about the workshops call 613-542-0543 or email mwmuseum@CityofKingston.ca

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Snowshoe Weaving & Trekking

October 15, 2016
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Part of the MacLachlan’s Make & Learn Series, take advantage of this rare opportunity to create your very own pair of wood-frame, hand-woven snowshoes in this 2 day long workshop, led by Sudbury-based traditional winter craft experts, Lure of the North. Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days What to Bring: Work gloves and lunch, all other materials provided   The workshop is all about weaving String options, usual is 400lb fishing line, a flat synthetic is the option Traditional Lampwick binding is an option, however these are not great for stiff boots – the options are: -leather binding are $50 extra -rubber bindings are $35 extra   *You can bring their own frames but they have to be clean and ready for weaving – $80 discount if you supply frames For more info: https://lureofthenorth.com/product/workshops/snowshoe-weaving-workshop/     Cost: $300 + HST Code: 102956 To register for a workshop note the course code and call 613-546-4291, ext. 1700 or visit the City of Kingston website. If you plan to register online, you will need: 1. Your eCity/Recreation account codes: Your Family PIN Your Personal ID number 2. A valid credit card: VISA MasterCard American Express For more information about the workshops call…

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December 2016

WinterLight

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brighten-up the holidays: come to WinterLight, a seasonal celebration of trees and community at the Mac! Bring your family and friends out to craft seasonal decorations and activities both indoors and out. Inside the cosy, festive museum, enjoy winter story time with Kingston Frontenac Public Library – or try your hand at making nosegays & swags, orange pomanders, string art disks, cinnamon stick trees, paper ornaments and mini-reindeer! You can even learn how to woodturn and of course there will be a colouring/crafting table for the youngest visitors. Kingston Field Naturalists will be on hand for nature walks and a bird show and tell. A biologist will have animal pelts and furs you can handle.  There will also be baked goods for a donation and free hot chocolate. Children can create a craft for the person they love in the children’s secret gift room. Shhhh, it’s a secret…no adults allowed! Outside, WinterLight activities include a nature walk, holiday ornament craft, tree decorating and a campfire; remember to bring your marshmallows! The entire log house is being transformed into an artisan market – what a perfect place to pick up that special gift for that special someone. New this year: The Kingston 1000 Island Cruises…

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