Free things around Kingston this month

De-stress from the start of school with these free events

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While we now have to deal with night lectures, readings and longer lines at Starbucks, there’s one major benefit to the start of the school year: clubs around Kingston are offering free trial classes during the month of September.

Here’s a round-up of some of the free things you can try out in Kingston this month.

Women’s self-defense seminar

This one is for the ladies only. The Grizzly Gym, located at CrossFit Queen Street, is offering a free self-defense class from 1pm to 4pm on September 30. The class will teach women basic, proven self-defense tactics for worst-case scenarios they might experience. Just show up to be eligible for this free lesson.

Yoga in the meadow with animals

Happy Trails Sanctuary is hosting an afternoon yoga session attended also by their farm animals. The class is 60 minutes long, followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to hang out with the various sheep and goats that reside on the farm. Although the sanctuary is accepting donations (either in money or food for the animals), there is no actual fee for this unique yoga experience. The session will take place on September 16 from 1pm to 4pm at 3225 Wilton Road. 

Kingston Bouldering Co-Op

From September 25 to 29, the Kingston Bouldering Cooperative is offering open time in their gym for free trial sessions. The gym is open and available for free trial from 6-10pm every night of that week. Teachers at the gym will be instructing and demonstrating proper rock climbing techniques and will give you all the equipment necessary to learn. Just show up any time during the given hours of that week and try out everything the Bouldering Co-Op has to offer. 

Queen’s Dance Club trial week

From September 16 to September 22, the ARC is offering free dance classes to interested students ranging from advanced ballet to cardio-funk. To participate in classes, simply show up on the second floor of the ARC and sign up with your student card. There’s room for 40 dancers per class, so show up early to secure a spot on the dance floor.

Even though September brings around a busy time of year for students juggling new classes and catching up with friends, make some time to try out all of these great — and free — experiences in Kingston.

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