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Architectual Styles in Ontario

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Architectural Styles in Ontario

Despite being a relatively young country, Canada, and specifically Ontario, has a great diversity of styles.  Class Size: Min. 8/Max. 15

 

# 1: Introduce the architectural terms and styles found in Ontario  

       from 1790 to 1960, including  the origins of these styles in

       their “high forms”.

#2:  Use Chatham-Kent as a case study to look at how architecture

       tells the history of a community and why it is important to

       preserve it.

Class Size: Maximum 15
Course Code: ARCHITECTUAL STYLES
Course Cost: $35.00 + HST(13% ) = $39.55

LOCATION:
Chatham Cultural Centre, Studio 1
75 Williams St N, Chatham, ON  

Class Dates:
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
from: 1:00PM until 3:30PM

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
from: 1:00PM until 3:30PM



Course Manager: Frank Scott-Pearse
Instructor: Dave Benson
BIO NOTES:

 

BIO NOTE: Dave Benson has lectured at the U of W,  Dept. of Economics for 23 years and is the 5-time recipient of the Faculty of Science Teaching Award. He’s been in the heritage field for 36 years working at Black Creek Pioneer Village and the C-K Museum. For 15 years he served as C-K Heritage Coordinator and Dir. of Municipal Museums, receiving an Ont. Museum Assoc. Lifetime Achievement Award.  He has also managed the restoration of a number of heritage buildings, including his own 1855 residence for which he received a C-K Mayor’s Heritage Preservation Award.


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Doll and Toy Collecting

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Antiques Road Show on television has presented many interesting Dolls and Toys on their Programs. Come and learn why some of these are so special. We will have two courses, the first on Dolls, the second on Toys will likely follow in the Fall Semester.

Dolls fill many roles: in therapy, ventriloquism, play, decoration, travel and display of ethnic costumes. The History of doll styles and their manufacturers in North America and Europe will be followed by an onsite tour of a private Doll Museum.  Collection includes 1795 Church Doll, doll heads of China, Bisque, Wood, Composition and Vinyl, Personality Dolls. Bring your own for show and tell. Cameras welcome. 

Class Size: Maximum 12
Course Code: DOLLS & TOYS
Course Cost + Material/Trip Fee(s): $25.00 + $4.43 + HST(13% ) = $33.26

LOCATION:
Harwich Room
405 Riverview Drive, Chatham

Class Date:
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
from: 1:00PM until 4:00PM



Course Manager: Frank Scott-Pearse
Instructor: Marie Smale
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTEMarie graduated with a BMA from U of W, and from Windsor and Toronto Teachers Colleges. She is the founder of the Kent Doll Club and of the Historical Toy and Doll Society of SW Ontario. She is the recipient of the Carnoshan Award of the Ontario Historical Society. A Doll Collector since 1973, she has loaned Dolls to local Museums for their displays


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Family History Research- Finding Your French Folks

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Do you have a “French Connection” in your tree? If so, you will find this class of interest. French records are impressive and unique, ranging from massive collections to very detailed church records. A variety of resources and collections will be discussed along with unique French customs, such as the use of “dit” names. This course in co-operation with Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Assoc.

Class Size: Maximum 12
Course Code: FINDING YOUR FRENCH FOLKS
Course Cost: $25.00 + HST(13% ) = $28.25

LOCATION:
Kent OGS Library 2nd floor
Chatham Public Library Queen St.

Class Date:
Monday, April 20th, 2015
from: 1:00PM until 3:00PM



Course Manager: Frank Scott-Pearse
Instructor: Valerie Butterfield
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTE: Valerie has been doing family research for more than 40 years with the  bulk of her research being French (Quebec/Acadian). Currently she is the Research Coordinator for the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. With access to an abundance of resources Valerie is a knowledgeable French family historian.


 


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Family History: Brick Walls & Pitfalls

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From time to time, every family historian runs into a brick wall.   Most family historians sooner or later face challenging research puzzles. This class will provide ideas to help solve those challenges and avoid common pitfalls. The Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society assists and promotes family history, and this class will demonstrate that persistence, innovation, and thoroughness are rewarded.

Class Size: Maximum 15
Course Code: BRICK WALLS & PITFALLS
Course Cost: $25.00 + HST(13% ) = $28.25

LOCATION:
Kent OGS Library 2nd floor
Chatham Public Library Queen St.

Class Date:
Monday, April 13th, 2015
from: 1:00PM until 3:00PM



Course Manager: Frank Scott-Pearse
Instructor: Merv Howes
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTEMerv was initially exposed to family history in the late 1980s while helping a family member. Merv became “hooked” on genealogy and researched and self- published two extensive family trees and a children’s book based on his grandson’s paternal lineage. Currently, he is researching and preparing an extensive multi-lineal pedigree in book format.  After seven years in teaching, Merv recently retired and “loves it.”

 


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Waste No More

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Waste No More

This one day bus tour will give members an insight into how three food-related Chatham-Kent establishments are using waste products to help feed us all. Truly Green is a new 50-acre automated greenhouse across from Greenfield Specialty Alcohols, which will supply waste heat and CO2 to Truly Green.  They will discuss their unique cost and energy-saving concepts of using these waste by-products. The Ridgetown Campus Bio-Energy Plant uses livestock manure and food processing wastes to generate sufficient electricity for about 300 homes, with the goal of advancing innovation in and adoption of bio-energy.  The Buis Beef Farm demonstrates innovation and sustainability on the farm. From a calf’s birth to selling meat, Buis Beef does it all, with a key nutrient source from food and crop wastes such as corn stalks and straw.

Class Size: Maximum 30
Course Code: WASTE NO MORE
Course Cost + Material/Trip Fee(s): $25.00 + $39.82 + HST(13% ) = $73.25 * NOT ELIGIBLE FOR "BUFFET FEE"

LOCATION:
TBA (Chatham-Kent)


Class Date:
Monday, April 20th, 2015
from: 9:00AM until 5:30PM



Course Manager: Frank Scott-Pearse
Instructor: John Jordan
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTE: John Jordan, retired ag. journalist was most recently the Editor of Farm Market News at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. He conducted ag market research and published daily digests of market news for Ontario farmers. In the 80’s Jordan was News Director at CKSY Radio in Chatham and earlier conducted ag marketing consutling.  In the 70’s, he was host of CBC Windsor's Radio Noon program.  Jordan and his wife Barbara own a small family farm in the former Raleigh Township of Chatham-Kent. He has been a key booster to local agriculture his entire career.


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