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Cold Process Soap Making - The Basics - Demonstration Class

Sun Aug 20, 2017 — Sun Aug 20, 2017 :: 1:00pm — 4:00pm

There are numerous ways to make soap and even more opinions. Google soap making and you will be lead to a plethora of You Tube videos on soap making. Who do you trust? Do you need lye (sodium hydroxide) to make soap? (Yes) What is the difference between scientific soap making and speculation? What is soap? Do I need a mountain of equipment? (No)
This is an intensive demonstration class designed to teach you basics of cold process soap making. The cold process method of soap making relies almost completely on the heat generated by saponification (the chemical reaction of fatty acids and alkali to produce soap). No external heat is applied once the ingredients have been mixed.
By making your own soap, you can modify it to suit your liking and have fun!
The class will cover a demonstration of how to make a small batch soap using the cold process method. You will have excellent workshop notes to take home a basic recipe and a page of resources for added research and sourcing supplies.

NOTE: This is an age 16+ class. Making soap from scratch involves working with lye (sodium hydroxide). To take part in stirring the soap, please wear or bring a long-sleeved shirt. You'll also need rubber gloves and safety goggles. There will be several pairs of goggles and gloves to share, but if you prefer your own please bring them to class.

The workshop includes:

• Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
• Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
• Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
• Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
• Coloring soap naturally with herbs, spices & clays
• Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally
• Preparing your molds and mold options
• Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

 Excellent workshop notes, basic recipe resource page for added research and sourcing supplies
 3 hour workshop

Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking, an old shirt just in case things get a little messy, a bottle of water to drink, and your smile!
Classes held at the Parksville Museum 1245 EAST ISLAND HWY, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5
Phone the Parksville Museum at (250) 248-6966 to reserve your spot

Membership: $45
Non-memberships: $55

Where: Parksville Museum
Cost: $45 - $55

Herbal Tub Teas Workshop

Tue Aug 22, 2017 — Tue Aug 22, 2017 :: 11:00am — 1:00pm

You can make these from some the wonderful plants growing in your gardens! Make a delightful, stress-relieving gift for your bath or make up a batch to give away as gifts!

In this hands-on workshop we will be concentrating on crafting aromatic and natural bath teas. We will start with a concise safety lesson regarding essential oils and plant use. You will learn how to follow a recipe, to experiment and give any recipe your own individual sparkle. We will also go over the individual ingredients we are using in class, discussing their properties and benefits.

We will be using only pure, natural ingredients (dried herbs, flowers, oatmeal, clay, salts) and essential oils to create five different scented bath tub teas.
This is a making class, so prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun learning to make tub teas for you and for gift giving!

The workshop includes:
• Creating 5 different Herbal Bath Teas
• Packaging Herbal Bath Teas and labeling
• Workshop Worksheet with Recipes
• Safety lesson on essential oils
• 2 hour workshop
Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking, an old shirt just in case things get a little messy, a bottle of water to drink, and your smile!
Classes held at the Parksville Museum 1245 EAST ISLAND HWY, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5

Phone the Parksville Museum at (250) 248-6966 to reserve your spot.

Membership: $45
Non-memberships: $55

Where: Parksville Museum
Cost: $45 - $55

The Konsorados

Fri Aug 25, 2017 — Fri Aug 25, 2017 :: 12:00pm — 3:00pm


A unique blend of prairie roots and coastal landscape. Donna Konsorado reveals a collection of banjo
and acoustic guitar-based country and folk. Bill Konsorado is a talented composer & multi-instrumentalist
(Keyboards, percussion, melodica, accordion). He and Donna formed a duo "The Konsorados" in 2010. Have a quick listen to what you will be hearing live.

Where: Parksville Museum
Cost: FREE

Daye Marco

Fri Sep 1, 2017 — Fri Sep 1, 2017 :: 4:00pm — 7:00pm


Info Arriving Soon

Where: Parksville Museum
Cost: FREE

Paul & Jess

Fri Sep 8, 2017 — Fri Sep 8, 2017 :: 4:00pm — 7:00pm



The Parksville Museum Farmers' Market's guests will enjoy the hits they play; oldies but goldies, classic rock, and a little modern day pop. For a sneak preview of their music, check out their videos here.

Please come on by and enjoy live music located in the entrance of the Heritage 1942 Volunteer Firehall on the grounds of the Parksville Museum.

Bring everyone! WATCH them live, SHOP the Farmers' Market, EXPLORE the Parksville Museum.

For more information.

Parksville Museum
250.248.6966
events@parksvillemuseum.ca

Where: Parksville Museum
Cost: FREE

TerraZetto

Fri Sep 15, 2017 — Fri Sep 15, 2017 :: 4:00pm — 7:00pm



"TerraZetto's music hails from Continental, Latin and Americana roots, and is sung in French, English and Portuguese. We blend original composition with hand picked traditional tunes from around the world."- Learn more about them here!

Where: Parksville Museum
Cost: FREE

100th Anniversary of the Start of WWI

Wed Jan 1, 2014 —

Ongoing...

How did the First World War affect the development of Parksville in its early days? Come visit the museum to find out!

Where: Parksville Museum