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Virtual Museum Lecture Series

Virtual Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday in February at 7 p.m.

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Virtual Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday in February at 7 p.m.

Stay tuned for the Winter 2021 Virtual Museum Lecture Series line-up. The museum will kick off its latest season of the series just in time for Black History Month.

Mark your calendars and join us alternate Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., starting up again February 2, 2021.

All lectures are available by donation and are approximately 60 minutes in length. Email museum@stcatharines.ca to sign-up.

St. Catharines Farmers Market

St. Catharines Farmers Market

Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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St. Catharines Farmers Market

Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Market Square, 91 King St. St. Catharines

Buy local, eat fresh at the St. Catharines Farmers Market! Shop for fresh, local meats, fruits, vegetables and more and meet the growers who’ve bring the best of Niagara produce to downtown St. Cathairnes since the 1860s

Visitors to the St. Catharines Farmers Market should be aware of the COVID-19 healthy and safety guidelines, including that customers and vendors are required to wear a face mask or covering to enter the markets. More information, health and safety guidelines, a list of vendors and more is available:
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Virtual Family Day with the City

Virtual Family Day with the City

February 13 – 15

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Virtual Family Day with the City

February 13 – 15

Be it getting out to enjoy a City trail, or growing some snow at home, or even diving into local history via virtual I-spy tour, the City has residents covered when it comes to Family Day weekend entertainment.

In lieu of typical in-person events, the City of St. Catharines has moved online with 2021 Family Day celebrations, with a host of virtual events to connect the family, including:

  • Indigenous Story-Telling and Artistic Response
    Join a lunch-time story-time and artistic responses on Monday, Feb. 15.
  • Baking with Monica
    Starting February 13, join Monica as she shares her favourite kid-friendly chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • Family Water-Themed Experiments
    Starting February 12 follow along with members of the City’s Aquatics team as they experiement with water-themed do-it-yourself experiments for the entire family to enjoy!
  • Fictional Family Trivia
    Using the CIty’s Seniors Centre Without Walls platform, call in to answer trivia questions about your favourite fictional families. Pre-registration preferred. To register contact Simone Phelan sphelan@stcatharines.ca or call 905.688.5601 ext. 1554
  • #StayActiveSTC Challenge
    Starting Friday, Feb. 13, and running the whole week of Family Day, the City will launch its first #StayActiveSTC Challenge: the Track Your Trails Challenge. These virtual games will challenge residents to get out and explore their City. Compete the missions in the Goosechase app challenge to win 1 of 2 St. Catharines prize packs!

A full list of events and details can be found at stcatharines.ca/FamilyDay.

Old Love by Norm Foster

Old Love by Norm Foster

Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m.

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Old Love by Norm Foster

Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Foster Festival on Valentine’s Day for a live online reading of Norm Foster’s Old Love.

Starring Norm Foster himself!

Bud is recently divorced. Molly is newly-widowed. At her husband’s funeral, Bud appears to offer his condolences and more. Norm Foster’s Old Love is a story of courtship, rekindled romance and hope.

Visit fosterfestival.com for more information and tickets.

For Niagara Residents: Dinner Delivery is back! Our friends at Coppola’s Ristorante have prepared something special for our Foster Fans.

Virtual Family Day at the Museum

Virtual Family Day at the Museum

February 15

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Virtual Family Day at the Museum

February 15

Connect with your family virtually and join all sorts of online fun hosted by the St. Catharines Museum throughout the day. Each activity will streamed LIVE to the Museum’s Facebook Page, join our Virtual Family Day Fun Facebook Event to mark your calendar!

10 a.m. – LIVE Virtual I-Spy Tour

I-spy with my little eye, a museum exploration perfect for tiny tots! Join us for this brief, action-packed tour through the Museum Galleries and discover the fascinating artifacts on display! Click here to explore the Museum with our virtual I-Spy Tour!

11 a.m. – LIVE Virtual Creation Station

Join us for a special Family Day creation the whole family can create together! Using a canvas, or even a simple piece of blank paper, and craft paint, your family can make your collection mark! Get your materials ready and click here to follow along with this Creation Station craft!

Materials Needed:

  • Canvas or blank paper, size of your choosing
  • Craft paint (colour of your choosing), or pencil crayons/markers
  • Paint brush or roller
  • Water container
  • Paper towel

1:30 p.m. – LIVE Artifact Unboxing

We take our popular Unboxing History series live and unbox an artifact storage box and uncover the fascinating history within! Click here to discover artifacts in the Museum collection

2:30 p.m. – LIVE STC StoryLab Launch

We go live to officially launch the museum’s newest community project, STC StoryLab! We’ll unveil what this project is all about, and how you can get involved. Click here to find out what all the buzz is about!

Four-Week Playwriting Workshop with Norm Foster

Four-Week Playwriting Workshop with Norm Foster

January 28 – February 18

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Four-Week Playwriting Workshop with Norm Foster

January 28 – February 18

Join Norm Foster – award winning Canadian playwright and Order of Canada recipient – for an online, four-week playwriting workshop. Maximum 10 participants per session.

With only 10 participants per session, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Canada’s most prolific playwright in an intimate setting. This is an opportunity to carve out real time for your writing in a small committed community of support. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, Norm will give you personal feedback unique to you and your writing process. These intimate workshops are filled with encouragement, laughter, inspiration and a deep dedication to helping every participant realize their own creativity.

Playwriting Workshop will be done via Zoom.

Click here for more information and to register.


Virtual Activities

GoSip Niagara

Discover breweries, distilleries, & cideries in some of the most picture perfect settings

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Performing Arts Centre

Enjoy performances and entertainment in the heart of Downtown St. Catharines.

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