Skip to content

Workshops & Events

Our Creative Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops. Since opening in 2016 we have hosted more than 200 workshops including, calligraphy, weaving, screen printing, hand lettering,  embroidery, macrame, seaglass art & lino-stamping. New projects are added often, and every effort is made to keep listings up to date. If an event you are interested in has sold out, contact the instructor and ask to be kept informed on the next date or follow us on social media @trainyardstore for updates!

Please note: All workshop registrations & payments happen directly with the workshop instructors- details vary and are included in the listings below.  Please read each workshop instructors terms & conditions before registering and contact them with any questions.

Interested In Renting Our Space?

We offer the space for workshops, meetings & community events; Contact us trainyardevents@gmail.com for details.

*Please note we don’t offer our space for kids birthday parties at this time*

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

April 2019

Knitting Basics With Blue Spruce Knit Co.

14 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
$45

Join Katharine of Blue Spruce Knit Co. for this knitting basics workshop where you'll learn knitting basics while completing a simple knitted dish cloth project. Register via email *see poster for details* Follow Blue Spruce Knit Co. for updates!

Find out more »

Watercolour Florals With Coffee Cream Designs

14 April @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
$50

**SOLD OUT**  Follow Coffee Cream Designs on instagram for updates when future dates are added, or email Lyndsay to be put on the wait list! Back by popular demand Lyndsay  from Coffee Cream Designs has opened up a second date for her watercolour workshop! This class will be a little different focusing on loose florals covering the basics of watercolours. Learn how to properly mix colours, techniques for holding your brush, how to mix water and paint to produce desired effects, and…

Find out more »

Honey & Butter Pop Up

20 April @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map

Honey & Butter is bringing their sweet treats to us, Saturday April 20th, 11am-2pm (*or sellout) Want to guarentee some of this deliciousness makes it into your belly? Pre-order your Easter treats for pick up by emailing cait@honeyandbutter.ca More information? Visit Honey & Butter on Instagram  

Find out more »

Macrame Wall Hanging With Shad Bay Weaving

27 April @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
$80

Allison of Shad Bay Weaving is returning for another great Macrame Wall Hanging workshop! At this workshop you will learn how to make your own macrame wall hanging!! You can use the design shown in the photo or create a beautiful design of your own. What you will get: -instruction on basic macrame knots -all materials required, including untreated 3-ply natural cotton rope & your choice of dowel, copper pipe or driftwood -illustrated guide with extra tips and resources -healthy…

Find out more »

May 2019

Open City 2019

11 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map

Open City is back! Open City is a day when businesses in Halifax and Dartmouth join together to offer back door takeout, promotions and other special experiences to the  community after the drudgery of Winter! Hosted & promoted by I Love Local Halifax. Join Sasha from WSKD Custom Cookies Halifax for a sweet Mother's Day cookie pop up and get your caffeine fix from Drift Coffee with their Coffee Truck Pop Up in our parking lot! Cookies are cash only, get…

Find out more »

June 2019

THIRD BIRTHDAY GRATITUDE PARTY

1 June @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
FREE or By Donation

Join us June 1 & 2 as we celebrate three years of business with a gratitude party for our incredible community! We want to use our third birthday as an opportunity to continue to give back and celebrate our community, and to do so we have partnered with the Dartmouth Family Centre. All weekend long we are collecting baby shower gifts for participants in their Prenatal Program, to be distributed during a baby shower held at the completion of the…

Find out more »

July 2019

Donut Painting with Amber Solberg Makery (DROP IN, BY DONATION)

21 July @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
By Donation

Join Amber to paint your own Donut design on a reclaimed 45 record (provided). This is a drop in event, open to all ages and abilities, all materials are provided and the event will be by donation to The Youth Project. More details about the event will be provided in the weeks to come, follow along on instagram & facebook for more information!

Find out more »

August 2019

Applying To A Juried Show

8 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MacPhee Centre, 50 Queen Street
Dartmouth NS, NS B2Y 1G1
+ Google Map
$10

We've partnered with Dartmouth Makers to launch Dartmouth Maker Meet Ups and would love to see you at the first one, happening in August! Have you ever wanted to know how to get into the best juried shows? Join us on Thursday, August 8th for our first #dartmouthmakermeetup. In addition to meeting other makers, there will be a panel discussion, featuring members of the Dartmouth Makers board, sharing tips and insights to help you prepare a successful application. This event…

Find out more »

SWITCH Dartmouth

25 August @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
FREE

SWITCH is downtown Dartmouth's annual street party! The streets are closed and filled with performers, sweet treats & fun for all ages! More information on the event will follow as the date gets closer! The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission will have an event page on Facebook with full map and list of activities! We are so excited to have Grace of The Pineapple Sweets & Co joining us in store with cotton candy samples all afternoon (while supplies last!) *SWITCH…

Find out more »

September 2019

Hope For Wildlife: Meet Arielle The Owl

7 September @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
+ Google Map
FREE

Our September & October Trainyard Connect partner is Hope For Wildlife. This amazing organization provides care and rehabilitation for wildlife, as well as offering community support and outreach. We are so excited to have one of their owls, Arielle come to visit for the afternoon! Come by and meet Arielle, and ask any questions you might have about Hope For Wildlife, birds of prey or other wildlife. Spare change donations will be gratefully accepted.

Find out more »
+ Export Events