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October 2017
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Family Drop-in Storytimes at the Library

October 5 - November 23
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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For preschool children not registered in other storytimes. Activities and stories are geared for ages 2-4. Parents are encouraged to join the program. Anyone joining is expected to participate. There is no need to pre-register for this program, but please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time. There are four drop in storytimes weekly –Turtles runs on Thursdays, to Nov. 23, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Sunrise Storytime runs on Saturdays, to Dec. 16 from 11 to 11:30…

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The Aliens by Annie Baker

October 10 - October 22

Two best friends in their early 30s hang out behind their local coffee house to play music and discuss Bukowski when an impressionable young employee of the shop stumbles upon them. The shy young man becomes enamored with the pair, and the two 30-somethings set out to teach him “everything they know.” The Aliens is a story about the humour and heartbreak of growing up. Presented by What It Is Productions at The Roxy on Gateway, 8529 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton. Runs…

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LitFest

October 12 - October 22

Canada’s original nonfiction festival, runs October 12-22 at various locations in Edmonton’s downtown core. Featuring dozens of authors, the 11-day festival is a platform for enriching conversations of all stripes, from the ethics of reviving extinct species, to tales of wanderlust and exploration, to examining the most pressing political divides of our time. Beyond literary talks and readings, LitFest offers audiences a truly engaging festival experience, and no shortage of ways to grow your reading list.  Attendees can also expect: Nonfiction writing workshops, casual…

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Feature Pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory: Curse of the Chrysanthemummies

October 17 - December 6
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The feature pyramid is turning Egyptian this autumn! Com ena dbe transported back to ancient times and discover the amazing world of mummies, hieroglyphs and a fall flower favourite – the chrysanthemum. See this feature until Nov. 19. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

October 17 - October 27

There are two protagonists in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House: Nora Helmer, and Nils Krogstad. They face a common adversary — society’s casual value judgment based on sentimentality. Both are guilty of the same crime — fraud by means of forgery. So is it fair that we see Nora as noble, and Krogstad as a villain? Is Ibsen making us face our own hypocrisy? Are Nora and Krogstad, when pressed by desperation, justified in violating the Victorian conventions that have…

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Sturgeon Heights School Country Fair

October 17 - October 18
Sturgeon Heights School, 50 Hogan Road
St. Albert,
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Everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy. Enjoy many activities including crafts, a cake walk, door prizes, obstacle course, weenie roast, and a 50/50 draw.. Join us! Tuesday, Oct 17 and Wednesday, Oct 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost to attend: $10 per family. The school is located at 50 Hogan Road, St. Albert.

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FAB Gallery Exhibits by Peter Hide and Michael Woolley

October 18 - November 11
FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, 1-1 Fine Arts Building, 8807 112 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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The University of Alberta Department of Art and Design kicks off their 2017-18 season with exhibits from acclaimed sculptor Peter Hide and Master of Arts (MA) candidate Michael Woolley. Peter Hide’s A Sculptor’s Life and Michael Woolley’s Performative Documents and the Labouring Body will be showcased at the UAlberta FAB Gallery. A professor of sculpture at the University of Alberta since 1977, Peter Hide specializes in welded metal sculpture and abstraction, and is known for exploring the relationship between sculpture and architecture. A Sculptor’s Life presents a…

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Little Cats Lost: Bottle Drive

October 18 - October 31

Little Cats Lost (Trap-Neuter-Release) Society is holding a month-long bottle drive in October to boost our veterinary funds that will allow us to save more animals and benefit the people in our community. Returnable containers can be dropped off at Mr. Pets, 580 St. Albert Trail, in St. Albert and Pet Value, 5241 167 Ave., Edmonton until October 31st. Please help us save more cats and kittens and continue our work to break the cycle of kittens being born on…

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A Bright Room Called Day

October 18 - October 27
Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. and 112 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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From Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner. Set in parallel worlds of 1930s Germany and present day, a group of artists slowly realize the political terror about to unfold around them, and must decide to flee or fight for their beliefs. A Bright Room Called Day challenges audience’s perceptions of political change with a dramatic story taking place simultaneously amidst the rise of Hitler and the controversial political landscape of Donald Trump. Directed by MFA Directing candidate, Brenley Charkow, this production features the…

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Overture: Information Session and Tour

October 18 @ 12:00 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre invite you to be our guest at a free, one-hour information session and backstage tour. At the Overture session, you will hear from two or three speakers about the history of the ESO and the Winspear and our vision for the future. You will then be taken on a fascinating backstage tour. Lunch and beverages are provided! Join us at 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18. RSVP: Everyone is welcome to attend!…

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Family Law Workshop

October 18 @ 6:30 pm
St. Albert Community Village, 50 Bellerose Drive (same location as the food bank)
St. Albert, Alberta
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The St. Albert Community Village is pleased to present the first of three free Family Law workshops: Child and Spousal Support, on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Village meeting room. All are welcome, no need to register. There is a chair lift for anyone with mobility issues. The St. Albert Community Village is located at 50 Bellerose Drive, St. Albert, (east side of the building, sharing space with the food bank).

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STARFest Presents Angie Abdou

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Welcome back Angie Abdou, a regular visitor to the library as a STARFest host and in her own right as an award-winning author. Her hot-off-the-press novel, In Case I Go, is a new kind of ghost story about the many ways we're haunted by the misdeeds of our ancestors. Angie will be in conversation with Thomas Trofimuk at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Tickets:…

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Arden Theatre presents Port Cities

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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This Cape Breton band shows off their country-influenced Maritime roots at the Arden. Port Cities returns to the Arden as a feature act, after their popular performance as an opening act. Their concert will be performed at the Arden Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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Inside Painting

October 19 - November 11
Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Artist, Peter Ivens, describes himself as a student of the natural world. His classroom comprises the rivers, mountains and skies surrounding his home in the Bow River Valley. His abstract works are an evolving study of the wonders of nature, and respond to the ever-changing landscapes of colour, water and light in the Alberta wilderness. Ivens creates energetic, animated images that communicate not only the vibrancy of his subject, but also the energy of the creative process. He seeks to…

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What’s for Lunch? Art!

October 19 @ 12:10 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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Enjoy some art for lunch and join knowledgeable gallery attendants as they lead a tour through ‘Turbulent Landings: The 2017 NGC Canadian Biennial. Learn more about the exhibition and dive into discussion with new insights and perspectives. Thursday, Oct. 19, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Free with admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. Visit the website: www.youraga.ca

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Teen Advisory Group at the St. Albert Public Library

October 19 @ 4:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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We need your help to develop teen services at the St. Albert Public Library both now and in the future. Enjoy snacks, connect with peers, and plan library events on Thursday, Oct. 19 from, 4 to 5 p.m. For grades 7-12. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Edmonton Jazz Society presents Harry Allen’s All-Star New York Saxophone Band

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton,
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Harry Allen, Vincent Herring and Grant Stewart, tenor saxophones; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Chris Andrew, piano; Paul Johnston, bass; Jamie Cooper, drums. The three tenor and baritone saxophone section has a mellow yet exciting sound, gaining popularity with Woody Herman's Four Brothers saxophone section. The swinging ensemble playing of a big band combined with individual solo styles of a small group make for an especially satisfying musical experience. For those who favour hard-blowing mainstream jazz, this will definitely be an evening not…

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Anaïs Mitchell

October 20 - October 21
Citadel Theatre Complex, 9828 – 101A Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. An entrancing storyteller and charismatic performer, Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide, as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco, and Josh Ritter. Her stage production of Hadestown will have its pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere at the Citadel Theatre in November. Mitchell will take time out from rehearsals to perform some of her favourite songs with some of her favourite people. Recommended for ages…

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Edmonton Fall Home Show

October 20 - October 22
Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
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Main Stage features our key presenters, offering an inspiring set of practical and creative ideas, innovations, and advice. Get motivated by experts and come away with some exceptional tried-and-true pieces of advice for home improvement and design projects. The Cooking Stage celebrates the art of making food. Your design questions and style doubts will be answered by the experts. Bring your photos, paint swatches and samples and get the creative advantage with complementary one-to-one, 15-minute consultations with the industry’s top…

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St. Albert Blood Donor Clinic

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert, Alberta
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Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave., Friday, Oct. 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Help save a life by donating blood. New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).  

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Maker Drop-in at the Library

October 20 @ 4:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A self guided family program to test your creativity. Drop by on Friday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to tinker and explore. No registration required. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by the Library located at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Vibe

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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Step in from the cold October evenings and wind down your work week with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Come enjoy the smooth stylings of Cynthia Hamar and revel in the alt-folk sounds of Von Bieker Don’t forget to join Nikhat Quereshi for a peaceful calligraphy-based art making activity. Tickets: $12.50/$10 for members and Ultra members; available in advance or at the door. Cash food and beverage bar provided by Zinc. Friday, Oct. 20 from…

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STARFest Presents Elizabeth Hay

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Meet Elizabeth Hay who has been writing since the age of fifteen. Her compelling and popular stories reveal a writer who stares down the tough issues in life, whether domestic or political, with much wit and grace. Hay will be in conversation with author Diana Davidson on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Tickets: $5. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, call…

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The Edmonton Jazz Society presents: Elliott Sharp, from New York

October 20 @ 7:00 pm

Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer who has been a central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years. He has released more than eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His…

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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A five-time Maple Blues Award nominee, Edmonton-born singer/songwriter Samantha Martin plays what she calls “roots ‘n’ roll.” Martin anchors her rich, raspy vocals into a soulful combination of gospel and delta blues. Her voice is reminiscent of strong female vocalists such as Bonnie Tyler, Lucinda Williams, and Etta James, with Delta Sugar adding precision and power on backup. The group’s debut album, Send the Nightingale, captures the energy of undeniable talents on the rise — as evident from their performance at…

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Tony McManus

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Tony McManus is recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic music and tours extensively in Europe, the UK, Australia and North America. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony's hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.…

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Peter Cincotti

October 20 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz pianist, Peter Cincotti is the youngest artist ever to reach #1 on the Billboard jazz charts. He's performed in some of the world's most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to L'Olympia in Paris, collaborated with artists ranging from Andrea Bocelli to David Guetta and Producer's Phil Ramone and David Foster, and just recently appeared in Season 3 of the hit Netflix series "House Of Cards". On his highly anticipated new album, Long Way From Home, Peter defines a new sound,…

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Classical Romantic Favourites at Russian Soul

October 20 @ 7:30 pm

Edmonton master musicians Rafael Hoekman, Patricia Tao and Robert Uchida pay tribute to Hoekman’s late teacher, Yuli Turovsky, with Russian Soul, a University of Alberta mainstage concert showcasing classical Russian masterpieces from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Turovsky was a Knight of the National Order of Quebec (2010) and an Officer of the Order of Canada (2012). He received the 2012 lifetime achievement award from the Quebec Music Council (Prix Opus). Rafael Hoekman has established himself as one of Canada’s most versatile cellists, having held positions with the Calgary Philharmonic,…

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Landmarks

October 21, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Landmarks is an examination of the prairie landscape from multiple perspectives. As artists who have lived and worked in rural western Canada and the Australian outback, Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock and Katherine Russell noticed commonalities between the two landscapes. Both places are sources of inspiration for the artists, both being landscapes replete with texture and unique instance and character of light. Artist Reception: 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Alberta Craft Feature Gallery.

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Annual Turkey Supper: Celebrating 101 Years of Fall Suppers

October 21

Namao United Church Women (UCW) are sponsoring the 101st annual Turkey Supper, Saturday, Oct. 21 at Namao School. There are two settings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by phone. Call Eva 780-973-3107.  

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Edmonton Opera presents Les Feluettes (Lilies)

October 21 - October 27
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Sung in French with projected English translation. Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Giuseppe Pietraroia . Over the last 30 years Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard’s Les Feluettes (Lilies) has become a beloved Canadian classic. Known for its lyrical romanticism, the play unfolds around a moment in 1912 when a group of college boys in Quebec rehearse Gabriele D’Annunzio’s sensual play The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. As a love triangle develops, the young men struggle through their feelings with…

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Fall Bazaar at North Ridge Lodge/Place

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Craft sale, white elephant items, raffles, Christmas 50/50 raffle and refreshments by donation. Saturday, Oct. 21 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. North Ridge Lodge/Place, 21 Mont Clare Place. Please join us! Need more information contact: 780-460-0445.

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Share and Wear

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Albert Alliance Church, West of Walmart on Villeneuve Road
St. Albert, Alberta
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Donation drop off is Friday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. Accepted items include gently used clothes, shoes, toys, books, and small household items such as coffeemakers, irons, toasters, dishes, and linens. Car seats, cribs, stuffed animals, sporting goods, helmets, and large household items will not be accepted. Come out and shop for free at Share and Wear on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Share and Wear will be held at St. Albert Alliance Church, (1 km west of Walmart…

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Giant Grandmothers’ Garage Sale

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Morinville & District Grandmothers’ “HATS” will be hosting a garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Morinville United Church basement (corner of Grandin Dr. & Morinville Dr.). The event will feature a variety of goods well as a delicious lunch. Come out to an enjoyable day. All proceeds go to support African grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For more information go to  www.morinvillehats.org  or phone  780-569-3878.

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Little Cats Lost Adoption Event

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Little Cats Lost, a Trap-Neuter-Release Society will be holding an adoption event at Mr. Pets, 580 St. Albert Trail St. Albert on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. Come visit and meet our cats, and please bring your recyclable bottles and contribute to our fundraising efforts.

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Parkland Jays RV Club Annual General Meeting

October 21 @ 12:00 pm

The Parkland Jays RV Club (a chapter of the Good Sam RV Club) will hold their Annual General Meeting and pot luck lunch at the Parkland Village Community Centre on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12 noon. New members welcome. For further information contact Andre at 780- 419-3571.

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Trekkers Walk in Hermitage Park

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club on walking trails through Hermitage Park and the river valley. This is a pretty walk, plan to join us. 5- and 10-km available. Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration: 12:30 p.m., start: 1 p.m. from Sobey's Clareview Shopping Centre, 137 Ave. and Victoria Trail. Directions: Travel east on 137 Ave. to Victoria Trail. Turn right on Victoria Trail and then right into Clareview Shopping Centre. Contact: Lou Arsenault 780-249-5860;…

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Manga Mania Workshop at the Library

October 21 @ 1:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Whether you have had an interest in Japanese Anime and Manga, or are just beginning to delve into the wondrous world of big-eyes and fantastical creatures, you'll love an afternoon of Manga with Shelby. On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. come and join others that love the over-expressive characters and learn how to draw your own. In this fun and interactive workshop, there'll be anime watching, game-playing, and, if you want to, you can come dressed as…

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Third Affirmaversary Special Event!

October 21 @ 6:30 pm
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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In celebration of our third year of being an Affirming Ministry, we present: Church Chat, a Dragstravaganza hosted by Lola Lamore. Saturday, Oct. 21 at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert. Doors open at 6:30, Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Free-will donation for breast cancer fundraiser. This is an all ages family friendly event.

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STARFest Presents Trevor Cole and Emily Schultz

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Re-live the prohibition era with these two popular writers, whose new books both feature the larger-than-life characters of this period of history. Coles' first foray into non-fiction and Schultz's new novel make a great STARFest combo as we step back in time with the facts and fiction of the era on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Tickets: $5. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second…

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The Best of Alberta Jazz Series: from Calgary, Johanna Sillanpaa

October 21 @ 7:00 pm

It’s smart, it’s soulful, it’s jazz. For every style of music that Johanna Sillanpaa explores, there’s a vibrant colour in her voice to match. Sillanpaa’s vocals are expertly clear, gently raw, and yet intensely bold. She performs thoughtful jazz you can dig your heels into. She and her ensemble have played everywhere from intimate jazz joints across North America and Europe all the way to performing in front of the 60,000-plus crowds of the Montreal Jazz Festival. There’s no mistaking that…

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Shumka presents A Caravan Cabaret

October 21 @ 7:00 pm

Each fall, the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers present a party to celebrate its donors and supporters. Enjoy a magical, mystical evening of music, dance, food and drink with entertainment by the Gadjo Collective and Shumka! Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to midnight: at the Shumka Dance Centre, 10515 111 Street. Tickets: $90. To purchase: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E232915QE&id=9

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The Northern Lights Folk Club presents Hillsburn

October 21 @ 8:00 pm

In 2016-17 Hillsburn released their debut album, had sold out shows across Canada, and won a Canadian Folk Music Award and an East Coast Music Award. Formed in 2014, this five-piece Nova Scotia band has expanded from a four-member string group to now including synths, electric guitar and a drummer. Thoughtful, well-crafted songs, backed with fresh and beautiful instruments and harmonies guarantee a night of magic. Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. at Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street. Ticket…

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Boo! at the Zoo

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be not afraid this Halloween! Wear your coolest costume, bring your reusable trick-or-treat bags, and "get closer" to the spooky wonders of the animal kingdom. Hands-on experiments, crafts, an extinct animal graveyard, and a witch's den are just some of the fun activities that will make this Halloween one to remember! Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road.

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Journey to Healthy Eating

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert, Alberta
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Please join us as we continue in partnership with Red Willow Community Church as we offer another series of healthy eating classes. We realize there is no clear definition of what healthy eating is, but this group follows a whole foods plant-based diet, which is recommended in the science-based documentary Forks Over Knives. This week join us on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. as we learn How To Make Your Own Vegan Meats (our favourite hotdogs and…

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Sunday Afternoon Tea with the Trocadero Orchestra

October 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Trocadero Orchestra strives for a balance of ballroom dance music, which makes our performances rather unique ... We showcase Glenn Miller Swing tunes, but also Viennese waltzes, salsas, a few polkas, some crooner-style ballads, and ’50s/’60s rock and roll numbers. We know that the dancers that come to our performances enjoy the variety, and we know that much of our audience just want to sit at a table and enjoy the familiar sounds of the big bands. It's the mix of music, dancers, and spectators that…

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I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song

October 22 @ 2:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Explore the harmony between mind and music. This Edmonton-made documentary from CBC’s The Nature of Things focuses on ground-breaking research that explores the intricate relationship between music, and our minds and bodies. From church hymns to protest chants, rock concerts to singing in the shower, music is an integral part of human experience. But why? Scientists have been searching for answers; I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song reveals some of their incredible findings. Director and Producer, Connie Edwards will lead an intriguing post-film…

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Uke It Up @ the Library!

October 22 @ 2:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place. – Jake Shimabukuro. Learning the ukulele or perhaps you’ve been a die-hard picker for years? Whether a novice or a seasoned strummer come join the monthly ukulele circle at the Library. We’ll learn, share and play some fun music together. Players of all levels are welcome. For adults and teens. Please bring your own ukulele and a music stand. Our next ukulele circle will take place Sunday, Oct.…

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The Alberta Baroque Music Society: The Salzburg Connection

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The concert features Julianne Scott, principal clarinet of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The night includes: Concerto in A Major for Clarinet; Symphony No.21 in D Major by Michael Haydn;  Symphony No. 4 and the Salzburg Symphony in F Major by Mozart and the Sinfonia in B Flat Major by Leopold Mozart. Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m., Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street. Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca

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Steve Poltz

October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Steve Poltz' sound is entirely unique – from his inhuman finger-style techniques to the inimitable melodies that roll from his guitar like cool waterfalls. Frenzied, aggressive, hilarious, and heartbreakingly sincere, his live performances have become bona fide events with sub-cultures popping up all over the globe to entice him to come and perform. As relentless as he is in concert, he is also the guy who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad "You Were Meant For Me" with platinum-selling songwriter, Jewel.…

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The Edmonton Recital Society presents Jiri Vodicka, Violin, and Martin Kasik, Piano

October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Jiri Vodicka is one of the most prominent Czech violinists of the present day. Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic since 2015, he has been the recipinet of numerous international prizes.  Martin Kasik is one of the Czech Republic's foremost pianists, and has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and is also the recipient of numerous prizes and awards.  Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 Macdonald Drive, Edmonton. Ticket info available…

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Tot Time

October 23 @ 10:00 am
The Salvation Army, 165 Liberton Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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Join us at this free drop-in for moms and tots every Monday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 165 Liberton Drive, St. Albert. For more info, call 780-458-1937.

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Seniors United Now

October 23 @ 1:30 pm

The voice of seniors in Alberta. The St. Albert chapter of Seniors United Now is having their regular monthly meeting at the Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street, St. Albert at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. Our guest speaker will be will be Melonie Morgan-Redshaw, Education Co-ordinator, Injury Prevention Centre, and the topic will be “Stay Independent. Prevent Falls.” For local information please contact Dick at 780-460-7736.  Members of the public are welcome at no charge. Seniors issues – how…

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STARFest Presents Tanya Talaga

October 23 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Talaga's debut book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, investigates the deaths of seven Indigenous high school students who died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities. Talaga will be in conversation with Richard Van Camp on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Arden Theatre. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public…

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Freedom Singer

October 25 - October 29
Citadel Theatre Complex, 9828 – 101A Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Freedom Singer is a documentary theatre musical crafted by Toronto’s Project: Humanity and Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland. In 2015, McClelland retraced the steps of his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy and – using contemporary styles like hip hop, funk and soul – personalized the songs that likely accompanied her and thousands of others as they escaped slavery. Recommended for ages 14+. Runs Oct. 25 to 29 at The Club, in the Citadel Theatre complex, 9828 – 101A Ave. For ticket info, call 780-425-1820; go online…

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STARFest Presents Roberta Rich

October 25 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Delve into the sixteenth century Venetian world created by Roberta Rich on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. A Trial in Venice is her latest in an amazing trilogy is uplifting escapism of the finest kind, and yet thought-provoking. Rich has an unparalleled ability to draw in her readers. This event is hosted by author Caterina Edwards. STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Tickets: $5. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second…

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One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road
Spruce Grove,
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Canadian actor Charles Ross’ energetic and extremely entertaining performance condenses the three original films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, into one hilarious production. Also known as the mastermind behind the One Man Lord of the Rings, and more recently One Man Pride and Prejudice, Charles Ross is a Canadian actor who has followed his heart and his career from one side of the continent to the other. Since first performing One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto in 2001, Ross has…

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Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art Dance Company presents: Telemetry

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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The title of this dance piece "Telemetry" stems from the notion that the human body receives and transmits sound, energy and emotion, and inherently transforms it into a physical response. "Telemetry" looks to transmit the art forms of bebop footwork, swing and tap dance with House and Contemporary dance, and then support these art forms around a live-interactive environment of light, sound and video. It will blow your senses away! Do not miss it! Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.,…

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Opening to the Presence of God: Christian Contemplative Practices for Daily Living

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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These evenings will explore the wisdom teachings and practices of early desert fathers and mothers, mystics and saints.   We will also draw from contemporary contemplative traditions and wisdom teachings. Join us as we expand our hearts opening to awakening and transformation in the Divine Presence and deepen our experience of contemplative practice. Facilitator: Lucie Leduc. Thursdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15/session. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3 St. Vital Ave. 780-459-5511.…

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Homelessness: There’s Time to Fix Things …

October 26 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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Do you know someone who doesn’t have a permanent address and may be staying with friends or relatives? Has a couple of days of couch-surfing turned into weeks? Is a family you are aware of at risk of losing their home? Does it appear that a person is living in their car? While St. Albert is considered a prosperous city, there are many people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Homelessness, and the situations leading to…

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John McDermott: Raised on Songs and Stories

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from…

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Pierce Brothers

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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The Pierce brothers are one of Australia's must see up and coming live acts. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for some time. After shaking dance floors and selling out shows in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A. Festival Place introduces these multi-instrumentalists to Alberta. Do not miss the chance to catch this show!! Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box…

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A Harvest of Art: St. Albert Painters Guild Art Show and Sale

October 27 - October 29

Come and enjoy outstanding works of art, created by guild members. The event includes an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the foyer of St. Albert Place. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and snacks. Be delighted by the ‘Harvest’ of styles, sizes, mediums and subject matter, with all new pieces of excellent art. The Edmonton based jazz/blues duo, Bleached Rag will be playing for your musical enjoyment. There will be opportunities throughout the…

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Acrylic Colour Workshop

October 27 - October 29

For artists who have gained proficiency with acrylics and have in interest in further evolving their skills. Colour is the single most expressive element in the painter’s vocabulary. Increasing that vocabulary and building a personal library of colour through the development of a colour journal while exploring hands-on technique and demonstrations is the goal of this two-day workshop with Peter Ivens. Participants will engage in one or more colour-related projects that will stimulate other ways of interpreting and understanding paint…

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Starfest Dinner and Silent Auction

October 27 @ 5:30 pm
Santa Maria Goretti Hall, 11050-90 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
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In support of Star of the North Retreat Centre. The event will take place at Santa Maria Goretti Hall, 11050-90 St., Edmonton, on Friday, Oct. 27. Silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets: $75. To purchase call: 780-459-5511 or order online at www.starofthenorth.ca

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STARFest Presents Kelley Armstrong

October 28 @ 2:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Explore the harmony between mind and music. This Edmonton-made documentary from CBC’s The Nature of Things focuses on ground-breaking research that explores the intricate relationship between music, and our minds and bodies. From church hymns to protest chants, rock concerts to singing in the shower, music is an integral part of human experience. But why? Scientists have been searching for answers; I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song reveals some of their incredible findings. Director and Producer, Connie Edwards will lead an intriguing post-film…

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Halloween Howl Bonfire

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
John Janzen Nature Centre, 7000-143 Street, Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Get out your best costume and come join us at the Nature Centre for our free Halloween Howl Bonfire! Go on a spooky nature walk, tell some ghost stories, and play some ghostly games. Make sure you don’t forget a chair and a reusable mug for some tasty hot chocolate. All activities will be appropriate for families, ages 2 and older. Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. John Janzen Nature Centre, at Fox Dr. and Whitemud…

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The Michel Band

November 1, 2017 - February 19, 2018
Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to be the host of an exhibition curated by members of the Michel Band Council. The history of this First Nation is deeply connected to the region. With family objects from band members and pieces from the museum collection, they will tell their story of strength, family, injustice, challenge and perseverance. Exhibit runs from Sept. 19 to Jan. 7 at the Musée Heritage Museum, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert.

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Blanket Exercise

November 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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The Canadian history we weren’t taught in school: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise was developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples – which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation. The Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one-and-a-half hour participatory workshop. It is an interactive learning program that teaches Indigenous rights history by symbolizing the encroachment of European settlers and other abuses that this continent's Aboriginals have experienced…

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Twilight Recovery Evening Retreats

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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There is a saying that one does not graduate from the program. Nor does anyone ever stop learning, growing and healing. These evenings, will combine input, support group sharing and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting venture of faith, fellowship and personal growth. The evenings are open to anyone either in a 12 Step Program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about addictions and the recovery process. Facilitator: Sylvain L.…

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