Increase your computer skills in an
intimate setting at Atwater Library and Computer Centre. Private lessons are available.
Introduction to Windows and email: Understand the basic functioning of Windows and
email. The course runs for 8 hours at $115, 10 am - 12 pm Mondays to Thursdays in October, and 6 pm - 8 pm
Mondays and Wednesdays in October and November.
Introduction to Excel: Format worksheets, use numerical functions, create
graphs, charts, spread sheets, analyze data, plot trends and sort information.
The course runs for 8 hours at $115,
6 pm to 8 pm, Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24.
Searching the Internet: Search for news and information, learn web pages,
saving and printing. The course runs for 4 hours at $55, 10 am - 12 pm, Mondays
and Wednesdays in October and November.
Introduction to Word: Create, edit, print, save, use formatting tools to
adjust headers and footers, grammar and spelling. The course runs for 8 hours
at $115, 10 am - 12 pm Mondays and Wednesdays in October.
Facebook: Connect with friends and family using today's
hottest social networking tool. $15. Friday, September 26, 10 am - 12 pm.
Get organized: Learn how to create, label and organize your files
and folders. $15. Wednesday,
October 15, 10 am - 12 pm.
Christmas cards: Create cards with Word. $15. Friday, November 14, 10 am - 12 pm.
Info: 514-935-7344 or
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors
Computer Learning Center offers
basic and advanced computer classes five days a week. Be comfortable and
familiar with operating Windows applications including Word, spreadsheets,
graphics, games and the Internet. Courses are $90.
Info: 514-342-1234 x 7348
Computer courses at Pointe Claire Library run Monday,
September 15 until December. $35 for 6 hours. Learn introduction to computers,
Internet, Internet plus, Excel, Excel plus and Word. Register by September 9
for residents and September 10 for non-residents.
The Creative Social Center invites everyone to join their folk dancing group
Wednesdays from 10:45 am to 11:45 am. Folk dancing engages body and mind
through movement, music, social interaction and learning new steps.
Practice yoga postures with Ruth Dranov and learn to stretch the muscles
for a better range of motion. Classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am
- 12 pm.
Aerobics has been named the fountain of youth as it benefits all the bodyÕs
organs, including the brain. This course runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am -
11 am with Ruth Dranov. 5237 Clanranald.
Teapot 50+ Center at 2901 St-Joseph in Lachine offers a variety of
ways to stay fit. Starting Thursday, September 25 at 1 pm, their 10 week course
of chair exercises is designed for those with limited mobility. $3 per class.
Starting Tuesday, September 9 at 9:30
am, Rona Donald teaches aerobics. $3 per class.
Starting Tuesday, September 9 at 1:30
pm, Marie Schaffhauser teaches line dancing. $35 for 10 weeks.
Yoga classes with Shalini start
Thursday, September 11 at 1 pm. $100 for 10 weeks.
Info: 514-637-5627 or theteapot.org
Vanier College offers aquatic courses Saturday, September 13 to Sunday,
Call 514-744-7000 to register.
The McGill Institute for Learning
in Retirement offers study groups
to people 55 and over. Participants choose from literature, music, history,
religion, travel, and creative writing. Learning from one another is the name
of the game. The new term begins
Monday, September 22 for ten weeks. Orientation is Thursday, September 11
at 688 Sherbrooke W, Suite 229.
Info: 514-398-8234 or mcgill.ca/milr
current affairs at Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors. Examine political corruption in national and
international politics. Courses run Tuesdays from September to November. $15 to
Info & registration: 514-342-1234
The Pointe Claire Library offers Genealogy courses
beginning Wednesday, October 1 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm, at the Pointe
Claire Library. $30 for 6 hours.
Revisit the myth of Helen of Troy at
Thomas More Institute. Trace the
changing visions of her and discover why this is a classic of Euripides,
Stresichorus, Theocritus and Ovid. Course begins Wednesday, September 24 at
3:45 pm and runs for 12 weeks. Other humanities courses offered by Thomas More
include Across Asia on the silk road, Berlin: expelling the ghosts of history, and Freedom and equality and the spirit of
Vanier College offers courses in world views, knowledge, ethical
issues and industrial electronics Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
6 pm - 9 pm, 9 am - 1:20 pm and 6 pm - 10:20 pm.
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors offers basic and intermediate English, French,
Spanish and Hebrew. Develop and improve conversation and reading skills. For
times and fees, call 514-342-1234.
Teapot 50+ Center holds intermediate Spanish courses with Irma de la
Luz PŽrez starting Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 am.
Info: 514-637-5627 or theteapot.org
Vanier College offers introductory and literature courses in
English and French. A placement test is required for all English courses.
Literary Themes, Literary Genres and
Introduction to College English, run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm
- 10 pm.
Elementary French with intensive runs
Saturdays, September 6 to October 25 from 9 am - 3:30 pm.
Learn Yiddish at the Jewish Public
Library starting Monday, September
8 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm. $86 students, $96 library members, $106
Info: 514-345-2627 x 3006
The recorder group turns music into a
fun activity at the Creative Social Center. Classes are Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Edna Janco.
The Creative Social Center choir sings a repertoire of popular, traditional
and classic songs. The choir class is Thursdays from 1 pm - 3 pm with Brian
To register: 514-488-0907
All would-be thespians are welcome to
join the Teapot 50+ Center drama
group with Kevin O'Halloran. Rehearsals start Friday, September 12 at 1 pm.
Info: 514-637-5627 or theteapot.org
Cummings Centre for Seniors offers photography classes this fall.
Learn how to transfer images from
your digital camera onto a computer and do basic photo editing. Bring your
camera with attachments and manual. The course starts Wednesday, September 24
from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. $21.
Improve photo-taking skills and
master the technical and artistic aspects of digital photography. Learn how to
control shutter speed, ISO, white balance and flash. Get acquainted with
digital retouching and printing software. View and discuss contemporary
artistic photography as a means of acquiring helpful photo-taking tips. Wednesday, October 29
to November 19 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. $65.
Learn to paint and work with acrylics, prepare a support, mix colour, and
create textures. Enjoy this versatile medium through stimulating projects with
personal guidance. Materials not included. Mondays, September 8 to December 1
from 9 am - 12 pm. $150.
Discover the facets of creating with
glass and create small projects using techniques in glass mosaic, stained glass
and glass fusing. Materials not included. The course runs Wednesdays, October 29 to
December 3 from 9 am - 12 pm. $70.
Learn to draw and discover your
creativity at the Creative Social Center with Miriam Cohen, Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm
– 3 pm.
Eugene Jankowski teaches sculpture
Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
Starting Monday, September 8, Gordon
Hincks invites everyone to come by and paint up a storm. $70 for the 10 week
Starting Wednesday, September 24 from
3pm – 5 pm, Beaconsfield Library holds creative writing workshops with Timothy Fain. $40 members, $45
non-members. Registration until Friday, September 19.
The Creative Social Center creative writing group provides a space for
aspiring writers. Classes are given by Judith Castle.
Call 514-488-0907 to register.
Creative writing starts at the Pointe Claire Library Thursday,
September 18 from 3 pm - 5 pm. $40 for 10 hours.
Info: 514-630-1218 x 1632
It's 'all about music' at Thomas
More Institute. Discover the basics
— timbre, rhythm, harmony and acoustics, get to know the orchestra and
its instruments, study the sociology of music-making and philosophize about
music. The course starts Monday, October 20 at 1:30 pm for 24 weeks.
E.N.C.O.R.E. begins registration
Tuesday, September 2 for Fall courses including acrylic painting, drawing,
bridge, music-jazz, philosophy, Tai Chi, yoga, quilting, world crisis, creative
writing, and hand-writing analysis at 1857 de Maisonneuve W.
Dawson College Continuing
Education offers credit and
non-credit courses. Classes include business administration, computer science,
economics, English, French, history, humanities, mathematics, mechanical
engineering technology, psychology, sciences, social sciences and sociology.
John Abbott College offers credit and non-credit courses. Most credit
courses are in three hour sessions over 15 weeks. These include business
administration, computer science, economics, English, history, humanities,
mathematics, physical education, psychology and publication & web design.
Non-credit courses are offered
evenings and Saturdays. Classes include business, computer, computers &
digital photography, dance, entrepreneurship, event planning & fundraising,
finance & investment, fine arts, professional development, languages,
pharmaceutical technology and retirement.
Info: 514-457-6610 x 5355 or 5361
Vanier College provides introductory courses in social science,
science, business, accounting, geography, management, mathematics, physics, and
marketing evenings Monday to Friday, starting at 6 pm.
Pointe Claire Library offers workshops and
conferences. Pointe Claire residents register Tuesday, September 9, from 10 am
- 9 pm. Pointe Claire non-residents register Wednesday, September 10 at 10 am.
Info: 514-630-1218 x 1632