Nobody expects to become a pariah when a major life change occurs. Yet that is exactly what two women shared at The Carrot’s new Coffee Friendship Club when discussing their experiences after divorce and becoming a widow.
In just three-and-a-half years, Bernadette Alseth’s mother, brother, sister-in-law, husband, and close neighbour died. To become a widow and a senior at the same time and also have her best friend distance herself was a shock.
“My closest girlfriend is so afraid of losing her husband she withdrew,” said Alseth. Continue reading Find your tribe with a new local group The Coffee Friendship Club helps people connect
Last year, Gus Butcher and a few other local musicians were chatting with Arts on the Ave’s Christy Morin, and an idea was hatched: Why not create a night where musicians can get together and play? Continue reading Jamming with the cool cats at The Carrot Play with a group of experienced jazz musicians
Sidewalk chalk is temporary, but Art on the Ave’s Chalk It Up event has been going strong for four years! What started as a simple concept—bring in some chalk artists and let visitors try it for themselves—has turned into a popular, free event with a pancake breakfast and art. Continue reading Marking up the sidewalk at Chalk It Up Try your hand at creating sidewalk chalk art
The hip hop community and those curious about the art form now have a space to perform and learn at The Carrot on the second last Wednesday of every month.
Meaghan Underhill, The Carrot’s volunteer and events coordinator, explained the idea for an ongoing program began while programming events for Black History Month.
Would you like to sip wine, eat cheese, and have a chef on hand to teach you some finer aspects of chocolate cuisine? The Carrot has the answer.
On Feb. 11 during the Carrot by Moonlight event, organizers will transform the cafe into a little French bistro.
“We’ll be pairing wine and beer with different cheeses, as well as enjoying charcuterie platters,” said Karen McGale, arts administrator with Arts on the Ave. “We’ll learn how to create a chocolate ganache …and then we’ll create delectable chocolate tuxedo strawberries.”