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September 2018

Youth After-School Workshops – Fall Fair

September 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

On the 23rd September, the Grist Mill will be holding its annual Heritage Fall Fair. This is going to be an exciting community event and there are several possibilities for entries. In the lead up to this event, there will be several workshops, mainly for the younger community members, so they have a chance to put together items that they can then showcase/enter in the various categories. Amazing facilitators are coming in to do the workshops and spaces are limited,…

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October 2018

Workshop: Paverpol Figurine

October 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

In this workshop, you will lean the basics of creating and sculpting a figurine using wire, a t-shirt and Paverpol fabric hardener and take home a completed figure at the end of the day.

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Workshop: Soap Making (10AM or 1:30PM)

October 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$70

Hot process soap is a very rewarding soapmaking method that creates a rustic, mild soap requiring very little cure time. This is a 100% hands-on experience, you will not just watch it being made – you’ll do it! 

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Workshop: Intro to Online Genealogy

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$10

Our General Manager, Chris Mathieson, will teach you how to get started with your online genealogy and family history research.

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Workshop: Making A Pizza From Scratch

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$25

COme learn to make your own delicious pizza from scratch.

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November 2018

Workshop: Intro to DNA Genealogy

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$10

Our General Manager, Chris Mathieson, will teach you how to get started using DNA genealogy tools to research your family history.

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Christmas is a great time to gather with family and indulge your sweet tooth. On Thursday, November 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we will show you how to make some gift-worthy traditional seasonally-inspired treats including taffy, fudge, candied peel and more.

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Baking, Victorian Style

November 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by preparing delicious baked treats. On Thursday, November 22th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we will show you how to prepare an amazing range of goodies that were popular in the 1870's (and would probably still be big hits today--yes, including a well-brandied fruit cake.).

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Workshop: Making A Pizza From Scratch

November 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$25

Come learn to make your own delicious pizza from scratch.

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June 2019

Fibre Arts Day

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

Join us for a special day celebrating all forms of fibre arts, including spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting and so much more. As the day comes closer, visit this page for a detailed schedule of the workshops, presentations, vendors and demonstrations we've got planned for the event. If you or someone you know would be interested in selling something fibre arts related or have a demonstration or workshop in mind, please get in touch at frontdesk@oldgristmill.ca.

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July 2019

Presentation: Franz Ferdinand and the Okanagan Connection with Maury Williams

July 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission Franz Ferdinand and the Okanagan Connection:  The man whose death ignited the first World War visits the Okanagan In 1892 Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, began a round-the-world journey.  After extended visits in India, Australia, and Japan, he arrived in Vancouver in September 1893.  From there he journeyed to the Okanagan where he spent a week hunting near Penticton; he also briefly visited Kelowna. Using his 1893 photographs…

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Presentation: The Importance of Cottonwoods with Kasey Moran

July 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission The Importance of Black Cottonwoods You've heard of human-wildlife conflict, but what about human-plant conflict? Come and learn about the decline of black cottonwood forests in the Okanagan-Similkameen, the wildlife species that depend them, their symbiotic relationship with the river, and what's being done to conserve and restore this majestic and misunderstood species. A short, illustrated, indoor talk will be followed by a stroll along Keremeos Creek so that you can…

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Presentation: Invaders in the Similkameen with OASISS

July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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Come join Lisa, Executive Director of the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society as she discusses some of the many invasive and noxious plants that are bad neighbours here in the Similkameen Valley, and how to both identify and control them. In addition to an illustrated talk, there may be a walk around the Grist Mill site to identify some of the intruders on our own property.

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Presentation: Native Plants and Pollinators with OSS

July 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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August 2019

Presentation: Wildfire Ecology with Don Gayton

August 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission Wildfire Ecology Don is a well-known Summerland ecologist who studies how fire has shaped our dry forest and grassland environments. Using tree fire scar records, he explores the First Nation use of fire prior to European settlement, and then brings us forward to the severe fire years of 2017 and 2018. An illustrated talk not to be missed. Through the summer of 2019, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting…

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September 2019

Event: Astronomy Night at the Grist Mill

September 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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$5

With the help of the volunteers of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Okanagan Centre) we'll be hosting an evening presentation followed by a chance to view the night sky through some of their telescopes. This is definitely a family-friendly event! because of the anticipated popularity of this event, there will be a small fee to attend, and must be paid in advance so that we can control the numbers of people on-site in the dark. Proceeds will support the…

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Workshop: From Farm to Jar – A Weekend Canning Intensive

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$349

Spend a spectacular fall weekend in the Similkameen Valley, visit orchards, farms and fruit stands and get the ultimate farm-country canning experience! In this weekend intensive, join our General Manager, Chris Mathieson (who has canned and put away thousands of jars of just about everything) as he provides an introduction to the basics of home water-bath canning and other home preservation techniques. Depending on what we find from our fantastic local producers or in the Grist Mill garden, we might…

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Community Discussion: Encouraging Volunteerism

September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
Free

This community conversation is a part of a larger series of discussions sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation as part of their "On the Table" series. Join us for coffee, cinnamon buns and a roundtable discussion on how to encourage volunteerism in the lower Similkameen. If this topic interests you, please come join us! All are welcome... On the Table is an invitation from Vancouver Foundation for people, organizations, and communities across BC to come together, share some food, and have…

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October 2019

Pro-D Day at the Grist Mill – Educators Open House

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$7 – $15

On Friday, October 25th, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a special professional development opportunity for teachers. Come be inspired by this spectacular piece of local history and it's lovely grounds .RSVP for free admission to the site for the day, where our staff and volunteers will share some engaging heritage experiences with you, or register for some of the sessions that focus on particular components of the site and how they can be used for creating curriculum…

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November 2019

Workshop: Making A Pizza From Scratch

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$25

Come learn to make your own delicious pizza from scratch.

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Workshop: Making A Pizza (for kids)

November 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
$15

Hey kids! Come learn to make your own delicious pizza...

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30

Christmas is a great time to gather with family and indulge your sweet tooth. On Friday, November 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to make some gift-worthy traditional seasonally-inspired treats including taffy, fudge, candied peel and more.

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Baking, Victorian Style

November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by preparing delicious baked treats. On Friday, November 22th from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to prepare an amazing range of goodies that were popular in the 1870's (and would probably still be big hits today--yes, including a well-brandied fruit cake.)

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Wreath-Making

November 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$45

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by making your very own wreath. On Friday, November 29th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to use abundant winter greenery to make a vibrant wreath to adorn your door.

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December 2019

Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking (for kids)

December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$15

On Wednesday, December 4th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, we will show your kids how to make some wonderful treats suitable for kids to make. The fee for this two hour workshop is $15 and every participant will get to take recipes and some of the treats we make together home.

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