September 2, 2015
The St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society is now accepting submissions for two events happening during the course of the weekend. The Art of Spoken Word is being held at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society and StArts Fest seeks submissions of original written works to be performed at this event. A maximum of 15 spoken word artists will be selected for three to ten minute readings. Each artist may submit up to three written works. Poets will be encouraged to ʻwrite to the museʼ of the current Art Gallery of St. Albert exhibit: Verve (on display until September 26). This evocative exhibition features abstract, fluid acrylic works that communicate energy and enthusiasm using a language of colour and shape. Whether interpreting the art’s complex reality or spontaneous energy, the exhibition serves as the perfect inspiration for poets to create. An excerpt from a memoir, short story, novella or a selection of flash fiction; any genre or form of written work is welcome. Playwrights are encouraged to stage read a scene from a play; singer/songwriters may share their original compositions. All submissions must include: Your name; Title of the work; A short third person bio; An estimate of the time of your readings.Submission deadline: Sept. 18.6WP (6 Word Poems) on the Trails seeks submissions for the creation and installation of a total of 20 Six Word Poems in five selected locations on St. Albert’s beautiful Red Willow Trail system; 4 Six Word Poems (6WPs) to be installed in each location. These poems will be written in chalk with an environmentally-friendly double starch overspray to fix for foot/wheel traffic; words to be chalked 8” to 12” high sequentially down the centre line of the multi-use trail. The five sets of selected poems will showcase the art of the Six Word Poem (6WP), providing a movement of conflict, action and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment’s reading. Locations: Grandin Pond; Lacombe Lake Park; St. Albert Botanical Park; Dog Park, Campbell Business Park; The BLESS Shelter, Sturgeon River Trail. Chalk and fixative will be provided. Only five poets will be selected for the five locations. You may submit up to three batches of 6WPs (a total of 12 Six Word Poems (6WPs). All submissions must include: Your name; A short three line bio; Your location preference, if applicable.Submission deadline: Sept. 16.For complete entry information, visit startsfest.ca
Sylvie Ferguson of Sunflower Studios brings her bright mixed-media paintings and Paverpol sculptures to the library for our final month of ArtWalk. Drop in and see Sylvie demonstrate her work on ArtWalk night,Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.Her art will remain on display for the month of September. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Catered by the Beer Factory – pig roast, assorted salads, rolls and dessert. Dinner: $10; Drinks: $5. Tickets must be pre-purchased by Friday, Sept. 4 for this Happy Hour, which takes place Friday, Sept. 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Hall, 6 Tache St. Space is limited! Call the club at 780-459-0433 ext. 0 or stop by 301 Grandin Park Plaza to purchase your ticket.
Come and socialize, meet new people, learn something and have a hearty breakfast. Join us at our new location for western style eggs; hash-browns casserole; French toast casserole, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, juice. Please purchase your tickets by Monday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Stop in to purchase, or make your payment by phone using MasterCard or Visa. Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9:15 a.m. for breakfast; the guest speaker, former mayor Anita Ratchinsky will speak at 10 a.m. on St. Albert then and now, what she loves about St. Albert and will also relate some personal stories as well. Cost: $9. Members and non-members welcome. Call 780-459-0433, ext. 0. St. Albert 50+ Club, new location: 301 Grandin Park Plaza.
AWILL: Aspiring Women In Leadership and Legacy; an association focused on the community of women who share a common vision of seeing all women fully living out their inherent leadership potential. Visit our website: www.awill.ca for more information. Join us at the Sawmill Banquet and Catering Centre, at 3840 – 76th Ave., Edmonton onThursday, Sept. 10. Beginning at 12 noon,our luncheon program will feature master of ceremonies Marnie Kuhlmann, anchorwoman, CTV Edmonton. The keynote address, “Status of Women” will be presented by the government of Alberta and that will be followed at 1:30 p.m. by a WoW Factor panel, including Teresa Clouston, VP Business and Agriculture at ATB; Jerri Cairns, Chairwoman, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce; Audrey Poitras, Madame President, Metis Nation Alberta. Individual tickets: $44.95; or bring seven friends and buy a table: $359.60. To reserve your seat or table, visit: www.awill.ca/upcoming
The cross country race consists of six kilometres and 20 obstacles. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to West Country Hearth, an aging in place facility in Villeneuve. This includes "Harmony Haven", a dementia unit of the facility, that houses a population of seniors suffering from all forms of dementia. There will be a beer garden and live music following the last heat for all participants over the age of 18. Registration and further information can be found online @ www.westcountryhearthattack.com It takes placeon Saturday, Sept. 12 in Calahoo, Alta. (approximately 20 min northwest of Edmonton city limits), starting with the first heat at 10 a.m., for ages 14 and up. Come out for a great day of fun that supports our local senior citizen population.
In its 35th year The Terry Fox Run is a volunteer-led event, all-inclusive, non-competitive, with no corporate sponsorship, incentives or fundraising minimums. It has become a fall tradition to gather your friends and family, lace on your shoes, bring pledge sheets, which can be picked up at city hall, and/or donations, that you can set up online! Head to our new starting place at Lions Park. Come out for a fun 5- or 10-km bike/run/walk. This is a dog-friendly event! Absolutely everyone is welcome to join us on Sunday, Sept. 20 – registration opens at 10 a.m., the run begins at 11 a.m. For more info and to register online donations please go to: www.terryfoxrun.org or call 780-236-0282.
Our one-of-a-kind creative event will feature an extensive display of art from local and upcoming artists. Art has the power to improve and enhance our emotional, mental and physical well-being. Art fundraiser, silent auction, door prizes, wine and appetizers. The Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation’s goal this year is to raise $15,000 for the purchase of state of the art equipment enhancements and programs at the Sturgeon Community Hospital. The “Paint the Town Red” theme will allow attendees a chance to honour our Military, RCMP and First Responders. Friday, Sept. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m., MorinvilleCommunity Cultural Centre, 9505 – 100 Ave. Tickets $35, available at: Green Bean Coffee House, 9925 – 100 Street, Morinville; Home Hardware, 9910 – 100 Street, Morinville, Sturgeon Hospital Community Foundation, 201 Boudreau Road, St. Albert; Morinville Sobeys, 10003 – 100 Street, Morinville, Pro-Level Looks Hair Studio 10002 – 100 Street, Morinville.
Many of us closely follow the careers of our favourite fine craft artists and we loyally attend their studio sales and exhibition openings all without realizing the extent of their international careers. Their international activities can take on many different forms: exhibitions, major sales, commissions, acquisitions and awards; academic activity, workshops, conferences, residencies and exchanges; or web-based activity such as sites, networks and virtual organizations. Seventeen ACC members who have significant international aspects to their careers are participating in Here and There. The exhibition consists of work produced abroad or influenced by their international experiences. Participating Artists:Dawn Detarando (Red Deer), Evelyn Grant (Vancouver), Scott Hardy (Longview), Mackenzie Kelly-Frere (Calgary), Rachelle LeBlanc (St Albert), Charles Lewton-Brain (Calgary), Brenda Malkinson (Edmonton), Sara Norquay (Edmonton), Julia Reimer (Black Diamond), Shirley Rimer (Red Deer), Tyler Rock (Black Diamond), Carol & Richard Selfridge (Edmonton), Jenna Stanton (Medicine Hat), Barb Tipton (Calgary), Sam Uhlick (Ardrossan), Dirk Van Wyk (Calgary) and Kari Woo (Canmore).Runs from July 11 to Oct. 3,with an opening reception: Saturday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Pat Coulter and Donna Marchyshyn-Shymko join forces to present Verve. This evocative exhibition showcases large-scale, fluid acrylic works that communicate energy and enthusiasm using a language of colour and shape. The paintings employ pure colours and forms, and whilst contrasted by their complexity, they are harmonious in their spirit and vitality. Coulter’s works feature soft graceful waves of poured paint, creating a hypnotic effect. Marchyshyn-Shymko’s intricate pieces portray complex journeys of colour and line. Opening reception and ArtWalk, Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 to 9 pm.Exhibit runs from Aug. 6 to Sept. 26.Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
A Second Look: Simon Wroot in collaboration with five Yukon artists reinterpret Alberta and Yukon landscapes
Simon Wrootis a Calgary metalsmith whose bronze and copper jewellery involves handcutting the intricate knotwork of the ancient Celts and the animal (Zoomorphic) designs of ancient manuscripts. Recently, he has become well known for his extremely detailed miniature landscapes he calls Portraits of Place, which are created by stacking up to fifteen layers of bronze, copper, nickel, steel and sterling silver. “I wanted to do something across provincial borders for Craft Year 2015 and immediately the Yukon and some amazing artists and craftspeople came to mind. By collaborating with five other people I could get help creating a remarkable show, and also get the inspiration that is usually part of collaboration. I decided to have a second look at Alberta and Yukon photos that I had previously discarded. I sent one image of each province to five willing Yukon craftspeople - Leslie Leong, Helen O'Connor, Shiela Alexandrovich, Jeanine Baker and Marlene Collins. The images would get a second look through new eyes, with new perspectives and new materials. The result is twenty small scale interpretations of ten landscapes, where the viewer would take a second look at the pairs to see similarities and differences. The Yukon artists use clay, encaustic, fibre, paper, glass, beads, leather, natural and found materials and much more. None of them typically "does landscape." – Simon Wroot. Exhibitruns from Sept. 5 to Oct. 17 with an artist reception Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.at the ACC Discovery Gallery - 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton - www.albertacraft.ab.ca
September is back to school time, and the Alberta Railway Museuminvites everyone to visit and learn about the three Rs – Reading, Writing, and Railroading! Find out how fire and water can move a 102-year-old steam engine. Learn the importance of reading on the railroad by visiting the station agent who will explain how to read train order bulletins. Next, get ready to board the train, and make sure to pick up a postcard to write to your friends back home. Finally, board the train for a ride into history on Sept. 5, 6, and 7. Don't forget to do your arithmetic and count the telegraph poles on your journey! Admission: $5/adults; $3.50/seniors and students; $2/children (3 to 12 years); free for children under 3. Train rides $4/person. The Alberta Railway Museum is located in rural northeast Edmonton at 24215 - 34 St.. Visit www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com for a map and information. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the day! Information: 780-472-6229 or www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com Alberta Railway Museum: Experience the railway, experience the wonder.
It’s time to dance and shake and bust a move with Drew! Come down to the library to shake a leg, cut a rug and dance your socks off. This program is for kids and families (all ages welcome!) onTuesday, Sept. 8 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.Register online at www.sapl.ca, (choose the children’s event calendar) at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
You won’t find any video games here. You’ll find the old games, the great games, the BEST games! Learn a new game, or play one you’ve loved for years. Come to the library each month for games that are fun AND make your brain work. The first Games Club meeting of the fall is onThursday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 5 p.m.Register online at www.sapl.ca, (choose the children’s event calendar) at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
The Environmental Services of Association of Alberta (ESAA) is pleased to present An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE in support of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) and the Ilsa Mae Research Fund at Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Full proceeds from the event will be split between JGI Canada and the Ilsa Mae Research Fund. ESAA is making no proceeds from this event and donating all time and efforts to both causes. The event will include a presentation by Dr. Jane Goodall, followed by a Q & A session with the audience, and book signing in the Winspear Centre Lobby. Dr. Goodall's Q&A session will be moderated by actor and professional MC, Fred Keating. Audreys Books will be on site and will have a variety of books available for purchase. Prior to the show, enjoy classical, ancient, and touch of jazz music in the lobby, performed by Dale Ladouceur and Bev Fowler. For individuals purchasing VIP Tickets you will be contacted directly by ESAA approx. two weeks in advance with full details about the time and location of the Meet and Greet Reception. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship: poetry and art! Even if you think you can’t, you can create both! Take discarded junk, add a little poetry of your own making, maybe a few splashes of colour, and give new life to something old and your words to something unexpected. Finished pieces will be on display in the library on Culture Days Weekend. Optional: Bring a very short piece of prose or poetry. Recommended: Bring painting clothes. This program will be facilitated by the library’s Writer In Residence, Gail Sidonie Sobat on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. Register early, there is a limit of 25 participants for this session. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Explore Lawrence Hill’s anticipated new novel, The Illegal – just days after publication. Hill’s work is greatly influenced by his American-immigrant parents’ efforts in the human rights movement; but his latest book may also have been influenced by his ambition to be an Olympic runner, with the story of a man running not only as an athlete, but for his very life. Hill is the author of ten works of fiction and non-fiction. The Book of Negroes made him a household name; it met with critical acclaim and was awarded the prestigious Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Overall Best Book and won CBC’s Canada Reads. It was recently adapted as a six-part TV miniseries, co-written by Hill. Local author Diana Davidson will host this first STARFest (St. Albert Readers’ Festival) event which takes placeFriday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.at the Arden Theatre. STARFest is presented by the St. Albert Public Library. Tickets are $10; available from www.starfest.caor the main floor customer service desk at the library, or call 780-459-1530. Event sponsored by Weary & Co Law Office. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Our monthly meeting will feature guest speaker will be Trevor Pettitt, Chronic Wasting Disease Field Coordinator for the Government of Alberta. Trevor will attempt to shed some light on this mysterious disease, discuss the status of the disease in our province and talk about past research that has been done by the University of Alberta. Trevor will be happy to answer any questions you might have on CWD in Alberta. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.at the St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron St. All members of the public are invited to attend. Admission is free and no prior registration is required. For more information call Phil at 780-458-5156.
This Labour Day long weekend, ATB Financial and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra are excited to bring back the incredibly successful Symphony in the City! In 1940, Walt Disney showed that animated motion pictures can be much more than children’s cartoons with his classic film Fantasia – a magical blend of groundbreaking animation and great classical music. In 2000, Disney studios did it again with Fantasia 2000. Highlights of both classic films will be shown onscreen as Robert Bernhardt leads the ESO in live orchestral accompaniment. Come early, and save your seat! This event will be a chance for families to gather in a shared community experience in Churchill Square to celebrate our city's summer festival season with an explosive finale. Join us on Friday, Sept. 4 or Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Bring the whole family, admission is free!
The Unbreakable World Tourwill return one of this world’s most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this fall. Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her six Grammy® Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actor as well, including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, choreographer, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history. Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed.Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.,Rexall Place.Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, the tour follows the release of Weird Al's #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records). This is the first time in over 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts, and the first time ever that a comedy album debuted in the top position. Mandatory Fun received the award for Best Comedy Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Weird Al's fourth career Grammy. "Weird Al" Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won countless accolades for classics like "Eat It," "Like a Surgeon," "Yoda," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise" and "White & Nerdy." For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm. The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" ("Tacky"), Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" ("Word Crimes"), Lorde's "Royals" ("Foil"), and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" ("Handy"), garnered over 46 million views in the first week.Jubilee Auditorium. 18+ / No Minors. No audio or video recorders allowed. Friday Sept. 11, at 8 p.m.Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther are Dala. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Their songs are catchy and insightful, their harmonies angelic. These darlings of the Canadian music scene bring a totally fresh brand of acoustic pop sounds to all their live shows. Friday, Sept. 11; doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.St. Basil's Cultural Centre 10819 - 71 Ave., Edmonton. Tickets:$22 at the door; children under 12: ½-price.
Starring Giles Taylor. Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘We Are the Champions,’ ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls,’ Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
The teen line is a telephone and internet service manned by teens and young adult staff and volunteers, who have participated in a 40-hour training. They are available to talk, chat, or just listen when you want to talk to someone your age. Volunteers are between the ages of 15 and 25 years old and are trained to be there for teens and the issues that they face. Often just talking about what’s going on with someone who is non-judgmental and caring is all a person needs. If you need help or just want to talk with someone, the teen line is here. Teen line offers referrals for further support to youth organizations, counseling, social service agencies, and follow-up to those as the need dictates. Confidentiality, privacy and safety are of utmost importance and procedures are in place to build and maintain trust between the callers and the teen line workers. Volunteers obtain hands-on experience within a well-known Christian ministry. Many of the volunteers are college/university students who receive the training and donate dozens of hours, giving them credit in their college curriculum, preparing them for jobs in social work, pastoral care, chaplaincy or other types of community support job functions. Teen Support Line hours including phone and chat:Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. MST. Phone: 780-488-1414. Website: www.teensupportline.net
Come and experience the ancient tradition of prayerful stillness. We begin by listening to a short audiotape, usually a teaching by, or in the tradition of Abbot John Main. This is followed by thirty minutes of silent sitting. The group is open to both experienced meditators and those who would like to learn to practice Christian Meditation. Runs Mondays at 7 p.m. starting in September. No charge. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3 St. Vital Ave. Please call Barb for information: 780-458-0470
An introduction to the challenges of grief and ways to support oneself or others who are grieving. Takes place:Tuesday, Sept. 8from 1 to 3 p.m. at Castle Downs Public Library, 15379 Castle Downs Road orWednesday, Sept. 9from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SEESA, 9350 82 Street, or Thursday, Sept. 10from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Londonderry Public Library, 110 Londonderry Mall. For those wanting more support in their grief journey, a seven-week Navigating the Rivers of Grief and Loss small group series begins the following week at the same times and places. Pre-registration is required for the seven-week course. Please contact EHC at 780-454-1231, email@example.com
Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking uses more of the body’s muscles including those of the upper body and core. It can improve stability, balance, and posture. Stress is taken off the hips and knees. Come out and give it a try! Poles are available to use, but space is limited. Meet at the covered picnic shelter.10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Lions Park. This free workshop is being put on by the St. Albert Trekkers thanks to funding from the Canadian Government New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Thomas and the Gladers have escaped the Maze only to face unpredictable obstacles on the open road through a desolate, futuristic landscape. Get ready for the imminent release of the second Maze Runner movie. Come into the library from Sept. 1 to 16, complete the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials trivia sheet, and pop it in the draw box in the Teen Corner for a chance to win two general admission movie passes.The draw will take place on Sept. 17. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
We are keeping the library open just for teens and tweens (ages 11 to 17). Play video games on the giant screen, surf the Internet, read, work on a project, or simply relax. The choice is yours. We`ll bring the snacks, you bring a friend (or come on your own if you like). Join us onFriday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.Register 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.