Studio offers new option for indulging your inner artist

Need an idea for date night? Or maybe just a seriously fun evening with friends. Join Adam Meikle at Meikle Studios on Ross Street

Need an idea for date night? Or maybe just a seriously fun evening with friends. Join Adam Meikle at Meikle Studios on Ross Street to experience something new – an all-inclusive sip and paint night out from 6 to 9 p.m.

Participants will get full instruction and a 16-by 20-inch canvas to work on,  artists’ studio easels, all materials, including aprons, choice of two glasses of local wine or craft beer and a light appetizer by The Hive restaurant. The cost for four classes is $60 plus $20 for materials.

To register, go to www.meikle.studio, visit the studio at 310 Ross St. or call 1-587-343-1745.

Fitness for food

Curves Women’s Gym is in the middle of an annual food drive, collecting non-perishable food for Second Harvest and the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Sue Jordan and Dan Shields took over ownership of the gym on Lakeshore in January, and are moving ahead with the popular charitable program.

“Bring in a bag of food and we’ll waive the sign-up fee on a 12-month membership,” says Jordan.

“We’re empowering women from the inside out, 30 minutes at a time,” says Jordan, noting she and Shields are now offering classes in boxing and video training with Biggest Loser trainer Gillian Michaels.

For more information, call 250-804-0644.