Things To Do In St. Catharines

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Reading, writing, and mathematics don't come easily for everyone. At Canadian Learning Centre, dedicated staff members harness their own expertise to connect with adults and kids and guide them toward mastering their areas of difficulty. A phonics-based curriculum familiarizes students with vowels and consonants and helps them easily distinguish between silent letters and the ones that shout out loud. In writing sessions, pupils learn to apply grammatical rules and proper punctuation as they write stylish paragraphs. During mathematics sessions, students cover the basics, including addition and measurements, as well as more advanced skills such as calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.

286 Bunting Rd
St Catharines,
ON
CA

At Pilates Emporium, the classes cater to a diverse clientele?therapeutic yoga sessions, for example, help students combat chronic soreness and aches, and Osteo-Pilates sessions hinge on bone-strengthening work. STOTT-certified instructors helm the sessions, which also can focus on traditional mat or reformer work; they keep classes small to allow for a level of customization. To complement the group workouts, the facility hosts personal training and an infrared sauna, whose warmth helps detox physiques.

350 Ontario Street
St. Catharines,
ON
CA

Judging from the hordes of magpies waddling outside its windows, Ancient Beads is obviously full of shiny objects. Pegboards line the walls, gridded with tiny baggies of gleaming Swarovski crystals and glass beads in all colors. Semi-precious stones and wooden baubles stand ready to be thread into delicate lengths of wire.

During more than 125 classes, visitors learn the finer points of jewelry-making from experienced threaders, including such techniques as glass fusing, chainmaille, and macramé.

3869 Victoria Avenue
Lincoln,
ON
CA

The Greens at Brock's par 58 executive course packs 18 holes of diverse obstacles into a dynamic, 3,000-yard layout. Alongside the course rests an expansive driving range with covered and open-air stalls and hitting areas blanketed with natural grass, turf, and retro shag carpet. After fine-tuning tee shots, golfers can stroll over to the facility's tiki bar festooned with sand beaches, a waterfall, and vegetation including tropical plants, palm trees, and cacti that also line the course.

2745 Merrittville Highway
Thorold,
ON
CA

In 4Cats Arts Studio's workshops, children ages 5–12 learn to sculpt, craft, and paint masterpieces in the energetic confines of a professional arts studio. In non-competitive workshops, fingers take a break from the ennui of pencil-limited schooldays to mould clay into a sandcastle, sculpt polymer into an owl perched on a tree, or paint a Van Gogh–inspired flower pot. Kids help paint achieve its kinetic potential in the Pollock Room, where brushes fling paint and technicolor acrylics shower canvases. History too takes a front seat, as expert curators recount humorous stories about the life and work of famous artists. Young apprentices craft their masterpieces using provided professional-quality art materials, such as polymer clay, acrylic paint, and tips from a talking bust of The Thinker.

305 Niagara Street
St. Catharines,
ON
CA

At Bodhi Yoga and Wellness Centre, a team of certified and experienced instructors lead several daily classes designed for toning and strengthening yogis of all skill levels. Focus on proper breathing and alignment with Hatha and flow yoga classes, or give ligaments, bones, and joints some extra attention with yin yoga, the gentle, retiring wallflower to muscle-minded yang yoga’s brawny athlete. During the infrared hot yoga class, the room gradually heats up from aspiring contortionists' body heat, improving flexibility, reducing muscle stiffness, and banishing toxins and lurking phantoms from the body. Call ahead to schedule your classes.

350 Scott Street
St. Catharines,
ON
CA