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This article was published 23/06/2013 (3569 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Savour last day at the Ex

Today is the last day for this year’s Ex, and they’re squeezing a lot of fun into the final hours! Get down to Red River Exhibition Park (3977 Portage Ave.) in time for free admission and pancake breakfast from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., see Toopy and Binoo at 2 and 4 p.m., and kids can pick up a free bike helmet starting at noon (while supplies last), not to mention the exciting rides, games, and carnival treats available there. See more online at

Bake perfect petit fours

It’s wedding shower, picnic, and grad season, which you means you’ll inevitably be called upon to bring a dessert to an event in the near future. And everyone’s had about enough of your “grandmother’s famous trifle” recipe. Why not learn how to prep, bake, ice and decorate your own tiny, delicious cakes? High Tea Bakery is offering a petit four workshop from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Wed., June 26. For $75, they provide all the supplies and fantastic instruction you need to be able to impress your guests at your next event. To register visit, email or call 204-775-0264.

Get S.M.A.R.T. at The Forks

Ate too many petit fours on Wednesday night? Join Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together (S.M.A.R.T.) for some energizing Zumba at the Tower Atrium at The Forks Thursday morning. This fun fitness class is open to all ages. Anyone can Zumba! They’ll take however much coordination you’ve got and pair it with some zesty Latin music to get you moving! And it’s free! Registration is at 9:45 a.m., class begins at 10 a.m. Wear comfy shoes. Cha-cha outfit optional.

Take a sip of possibility

Purpose & Perception: A Cupful of Possibilities is a ceramics exhibition put on by local Winnipeg artist Crystal Nykoluk at the Cre8ery Gallery until July 2. Featuring beautiful pieces from mugs and tumblers metre-tall wine goblets, the show hinges on the theme of everyday objects as functional pieces of art. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday noon – 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday noon – 5 p.m., Saturday noon – 4 p.m. The Cre8ery is located on the 2nd Floor of 125 Adelaide St.

Be a graphic novelist

Good news. School is almost out for the summer, and McNally Robinson Booksellers is hosting a week-long graphic novel workshop for teens ages 12 and up. David Alexander Robertson will be hosting “So You Want to be a Graphic Novelist?” from 3 – 5 p.m. during the week of July 15 — but sign up soon to make sure you get a spot! The class will focus on how to plan, research, write, and produce your own graphic novel, which you’ll do by the end of the week. For more information, visit

Get your groove on at Oldfolks Home

Oldfolks Home the band, not an old folks home. Though I’m sure you’d have partners lining up to dance with you if you did! Winnipeg band Oldfolks Home, lead by Ricardo Lopez-Agulair, wraps up its North American tour with a show here at home on Friday, June 28. The band’s folktronic pop tunes have been grooved to by audiences from New York to Vancouver, and now we have a chance to hear “the world’s first happy divorce album,” Black & Blue, performed live at The Park Theatre. Show starts at 8 p.m. Pick up tickets at Music Trader or Into the Music for $10, or pay $15 at the door. Check out to hear some tracks and more.

Get on your bike!

I went for a huge bike ride last weekend on some of our city’s greatest bike paths and it felt fantastic! We have some awesome bike trails around here, so get your two-wheeler out of the shed, pack some water and snacks, grab your helmet, and get riding! Go wherever the road takes you, or plan your route on Don’t forget the sunscreen (like I did)!

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