July 4, 2015
Currently the sale is open to members from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale will be open to the public beginning July 2. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for donations of $25 or more. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
Runs every Thursday – July to September, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Main Street in Legal – 49 St. beside the SuperMart. Come be a vendor – it’s free! Contact Tammy at 780-961-3616 to register.
View the subtle shadings and stunning collage of colours from cut stems of locally grown Martagon lilies in this judged flower show. Members of the Alberta Regional Lily Society will be on hand to answer all of your lily questions. For more information call 780-987-3054.Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5. Open to the public from noon on Saturday and all day on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km. north of Devon on Highway 60. Regular admission fees apply; season pass holders and Friends of the Garden members get free admission for this event.
Learn about the history of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and the symbolism behind the landscape features and structures as you stroll through this renowned contemplative garden. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes. Tours start at the Japanese Garden entry gate. Tours are free with regular admission. Free admission for Garden Seasons Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members. Sunday, July 5, tour times: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Times may vary, so check at the gift shop. For information call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223. The scenic Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Highway 60, within 30 minutes of downtown Edmonton.
Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea offerings are hosted at the Ozawa Pavilion, an authentic Japanese Tea House set in the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tearoom and tea ceremony. The tea ceremony is presented by the Matsukaze Chanoyu Association (Wind in the Pines Tea Association), a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the tradition of the Japanese tea offering. Tickets are $7.50 for a seated indoor tea ceremony, and are paid directly to the volunteer group (cash only at the door, or online in advance). The ticket price helps to offset the cost of imported tea and sweets. Sitting times for July 5: 12:45 p.m. – Ryurei Ceremony (performed in the Ikoi-No-Ba if possible, guests will be seated on chairs). Max. 18 participants. 1:30 p.m. – Ryurei Ceremony Max. 18 participants. 2:15 p.m. – Ryurei Ceremony Max. 18 participants. Regular admission rates apply. Friends of the Garden and Season Pass holders get free admission to the Garden.$7.50 charge for tea ceremony tickets, payable to Matsukaze Chonoyu Association. For more information call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223. Regular admission rates apply. Free admission to the Garden for Friends of the Garden Members. Cost for tea ceremony is $7.50.Sunday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km. north of Devon on Highway 60.
We’ll be serving watermelon salad, chilli with roll and butter and an ice cream dessert. To purchase a meal ticket, please arrive between 4:30 and 5 p.m., as tickets sell out quickly. Dinner: $9/person. Beer or wine $4/glass. Join us at 7 Taché St. on Friday, July 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. No reservations required. For more info, call the St. Albert 50+ Club at 780-459-0433. Location: 7 Taché St.
For the fifth year, those who are ready for a frightfully good time are invited to Edmonton's first and oldest cemetery, where six storytellers from Alberta and beyond will treat you to a ghoulishly good time. In the solemn setting of the Edmonton Cemetery, they will tell stories that will draw you in, hold you hostage and send you home shaking! Event goes July 10 and 11 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Arrive 20 minutes early so you can be safely ushered in. Bring a lawn chair, weather-proof clothing and a flashlight.Hosted byT.A.L.E.S. (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling). Admission: $20 (cash at gate). Edmonton Cemetery 11820 – 107 Ave., Edmonton.
Are you interested in playing Scrabble? Come to the library and socialize while playing this classic board game on Friday, July 10. Drop in from 2 to 4 p.m. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
G-Force: God’s Love in Action – G-Force is a mission focused program that invites children to experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Action words for the week will be: Move! Act! Care! Follow! Share! Go Out and Serve! Monday to Friday, July 13 to 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Mark your calendars! Tell your friends with children between5 and 10 years of age! Note the change in time for this year due to timetabling conflictswith this summer’s General Council meeting in August. Please call the church office at 780-458-8355 for more info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack a hat and hop in the car for a day of fresh air and sunshine, on this self=guided tour that will take you to ten of the most beautiful gardens in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County. The tour runs onSunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets are $12 each (children aged 12 and under are free). Hot dogs and cool drinks are available for a nominal fee at the seventh stop. This unique fundraiser supports Strathcona County Library. Pick up your tickets at the library or from our sponsors Aqualine Aquatic Plants & Water Features or Salisbury Greenhouse. For more info, email email@example.com or call 780-410-8600.
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.
The Art Gallery of Alberta opens a new exhibition featuring the work of lauded Canadian artist Jack Bush. The exhibition, Jack Bush, is a unique opportunity to view a full picture of the artist’s five decades of artistic achievement and a fascinating look at how his personal life influenced his work. Jack Bush at the AGA is adapted for the Alberta audience from the exhibition of the same name, which opened at the National Gallery of Canada in November 2014.This exhibition features over 50 works from the 1930s to the 1970s, showing Jack Bush’s transition from commercial illustrator to large scale abstract painter. Sections of the artist’s unpublished diaries are included, highlighting the story of his life on the vanguard of 20th century abstraction. Bush’ colourful abstract paintings are aimed at provoking visceral effects for the viewer, rather than making specific references to the world of appearances. Exhibit runs from May 30 to Aug. 23. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: www.youraga.ca
Digital Imagery by David J. Kleinsasser. Salva Corpus Amanti...translates to “save (or heal) the lover’s body” - it is to emotionally and viscerally experience what is seen with the eyes as ecstasy, total unity and oneness. Kleinsasser’s digital imagery seeks to delight your eyes, nurture your soul and expand your connections to the world around you. Showing in Gallery A. Familiars, Out-of-Towners, As Well As All the Others– Installation by Erika Andriashek. Andriashek creates large figurative sculptures that, through public participation, are to be continuously worked upon throughout the exhibition. The public are invited to leave their own found or sentimental objects of any size and shape with the sculptures; the artist will then document changes and evolution of the work. Showing in Gallery B. Exhibition dates: June 4 to July 25(closed Canada Day Wednesday, July 1st). Opening reception: Thursday, June 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with The Works Art & Design Festival. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Gallery, 3rd Floor, 10215-112 Street, Edmonton. Gallery hours: Wed. to Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.Closed Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1.
The Free Will Players bring Shakespeare’s heart-stopping romances, chilling tragedies and side-splitting comedies to Hawrelak Park. Enjoy great summer nights, shelter from storms under the amphitheatre tent, and the magic of the Bard! This year we’re proud to present As You Like It and Coriolanus. First we enter Rome, a city ready to fracture under the stress of its citizenry’s disdain for their once beloved hero Coriolanus whose self-centred and inflexible beliefs have left him holding the pleebs in contempt. Guest director Jim Guedo returns to produce this dark, cold tale of revolt and revenge. Then, wander through the lush foliage of the Forest of Arden where love blooms between the banished Rosalind and the object of her affection Orlando. Artistic director Marianne Copithorne directs this hilarious tale of mixed up identities, tomfoolery and weddings! Performances run rain or shine every evening at 8 p.m. except Mondays. Mother Nature has already reserved her seat for our spectacular outdoor performances. Two words of caution: mosquito repellent! The festival runs from June 23 to July 19. All ages are welcome. All performances are in Hawrelak Park at the Heritage Amphitheatre. Details at: www.freewillshakespeare.com/
A multi-disciplinary dance festival that includes dance performances by some of Alberta’s most renowned and talented dancers, special events and educational programming all concerned with the dance genre. The feats Festival of Dance runs from July 1 to 12. For all the details, go to: www.abdancealliance.ab.ca
Come and play in the street! Sir Winston Churchill Square is alive for 10 fun-filled days of free performances by internationally known street acts including magicians, clowns, jugglers, hip hop dancers, mime artists, musicians, sword-swallowers and more. Street performance has come a long way in Canada over the last few years, and we want to highlight some of the best examples of that. The performers do their best to entertain, then they pass the hat. Audiences pay for the show entirely at their own discretion. Kids’ World has performances, play and activities for the young and young at heart. An important part of the festival is Be Your Own Busker, a free artist-led workshop for audiences of all ages and abilities. Through the joyous creativity of circus arts, this program offers at-risk youth the opportunity to partake in engaging and rewarding circus and street arts related activities in an accessible and barrier-free setting.Runs July 3 to 12.Details at: www.edmontonstreetfest.com
Visitors explore museums and special exhibits, participate in heritage activities such as tours of communities, gardens, natural areas, cemeteries and neighbourhoods. They enjoy hands-on pioneer experiences, search archives, and attend special events that include storytelling, music and much more. There are guided tours of architecturally significant buildings and places. Take in some history from July 5 to 12. Visit www.historicedmonton.ca for all the details.
The Alberta Pianofest & Young Artist Academy was created in 2011 with the goal of bringing to Edmonton, and Pigeon Lake, Alberta, a world-class summer music festival and two-week study course of master classes and lessons for advanced piano students aged twelve to eighteen. The festival resides at Rundle’s Mission, an Alberta Historic Site, beautifully situated on the shores of Pigeon Lake, one of Alberta’s most popular vacation destinations. Alberta Pianofest endeavors to inspire excellence and artistry in accomplished young pianists between the ages of 12 and 18 through their daily contact with leading performing artists and teachers from across North America. In providing this formative artistic and educational experience to talented young musicians, the festival also enriches the cultural life of central Alberta by offering the public summertime classical music concerts performed by internationally acclaimed professional pianists and by top students. Concerts are scheduled in Pigeon Lake and Edmonton. One of the concert highlights taking place on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. will be “The Toy Box” featuring Rick Phillips, narrator and Jason Cutmore, piano.This delightful little story, written and illustrated by André Hellé, was given a charming and ingenious musical realization by Debussy, full of cleverly-placed musical quotations, such as the Wedding March, the Marseillaise, and many others.In the words of the author: “Toy-boxes are really towns in which the toys live like real people. Or perhaps towns are nothing else but boxes in which people live like toys. Some dolls were dancing; a soldier saw one of them and fell in love with her; but the doll had already given her heart to a lazy, frivolous, quarrelsome polichinelle. The soldiers and the polichinelles fought a great battle in which the poor little soldier was seriously wounded…” Visit www.albertapianofest.com/calendar/ for ticketing and location details. Visit: www.albertapianofest.com/ for more information on Pianofest.
A non-profit group dedicated to keeping the “silver screen”/Hollywood of yesteryear in the public eye. Each movie is preceded by a short, informative talk about the film. The Edmonton Film Society’s summer series is: Magical Musicals Tour.MGM stands for Metro Goldwyn Mayer, but Mighty Good Musicals would work should a secondary title be needed. The studio was formed in 1924 and, like its competitors, ventured into the song/dance/romance genre soon after the advent of sound and wasted no time cornering the market on the distinctly American form. This was accomplished because the MGM product stood out, based partly on the almost unlimited resources available for any one film but owing more to the teamwork of the talented people involved – designers, cameramen, song writers and dance directors. And having a roster of stars headed by Judy Garland seemed to make the MGM lion roar even louder (but never off key). These musicals are all about vibrancy and an unflagging desire to please, assets that honour MGM’s credo, Ars grǡtiǡ artis (Art for art’s sake). Monday, July 6: In the Good Old Summertime (1949, 102 min., colour, PG)Judy Garland, Van Johnson. The lively musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner. Judy and Van play bickering store clerks who detest each other. Both are blissfully unaware that they are sweethearts as anonymous pen pals. Filled with winning songs and comedy moments.Director: Robert Z. Leonard. Films begin at 8 p.m. Royal Alberta Museum auditorium. Ticket info:www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/events/movies/movies.cfm
Our Summer Reading Games are a fun way to keep your kids reading throughout the summer. Children take turns doing interactive challenges in our original, life-sized game. After completing each challenge, players select books to read from different genres, and when they are done their reading, they return to face the next challenge. All children who complete the game will receive a prize. And best of all, St. Albert Kids read and play for free! Readers in grades one to six are invited to join the quest to help save the Dragon Riders’ Academy, and pre-schoolers can play their own early-literacy game called Quest for the Unicorns. The games run daily to Aug. 18, opening 15 minutes after the Library opens, and shutting down 15 minutes prior to the Library closing. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street. Website: www.sapl.ca
Kids in grades 1 to 6 are invited to register now for the Library’s fun, free summer programs that include exciting stories, activities and crafts. The programs run on Wednesdays with two times to choose from; the morning session begins at 11 a.m., and the afternoon session runs at 2 p.m. Program themes and dates are as follows: Creatures of the Night – July 8; Superheroes Unite – July 15; Dazzling Dragons – July 22; Mischievous Monsters – July 29; Crackling Campfire – Aug 5 and The Stupendous Circus – Aug. 12. Please sign up in advance – spots fill quickly! Please register at the children’s desk, by calling 780-459-1532 or online at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Waldo will be hiding in participating venues and businesses in downtown St. Albert from July 3 to 10. Find Waldo, get your passport stamped at each venue, and enter to win the grand prize. Join us for the kick-off “Where’s Waldo?” party from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 3 and the wrap-up event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10 in the lobby of St. Albert Place. Be sure to dress up as your favourite Waldo character for a chance to win prizes for best costume. All ages are welcome! Visit St. Albert Public Library’s website (www.sapl.ca) to find out more, to get your passports, and to see the list of participating venues and sponsors. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
For kids ages 5 and 6 years. Parents know that teaching their children about stranger danger is important, but many are unsure of how to approach the subject while not scaring their children at the same time. Through an interactive DVD, this course will help your child understand the hows and the whys of staying safe by providing them information about safe adults, unknown adults, the use of code words, and what to do in situations where they may encounter strangers, while still being fun and engaging.Monday, July 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.Fees: Members: $18; non-members: $25. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 7 to 9 years. Would you like your child to have more independence and the ability to make good decisions? This program offers children the opportunity to learn and practice many skills that will help them behave responsibly when left at home with a babysitter or an older sibling. This program will touch on topics such as: responsibility and safety inside the home, street smarts, rules, internet safety, boundaries, communication, and more.Monday, July 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.Fees: Members: $18; non-members: $25. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 9 to 12 years. Parents, have you been asking yourself if your child is ready to stay at home alone? This program offers children the opportunity to learn and practice many skills that will help them make good decisions and be more independent. Some topics to be covered include: responsibilities and safety inside the home, street smarts, rules, internet safety, boundaries and communication. Please bring a lunch.Monday, July 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Fees: Members: $42; non-members: $60. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 7 to 11 years. Hey parents, do you have a future Chef on your hands? Then have them join us for some crazy culinary creations! This hands-on program will help familiarize young chefs with food choices and delicious taste experiences from start to finish, while learning basic cooking skills and kitchen safety tips.Tuesday to Thursday, July 7 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.Fees: Members: $55; non-members: $75. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 3 to 5 years. No need for your children to be bored during summer break! Come and join us for some boredom busters that include crafts, games, outdoor and indoor activities, as well as educational stations. This can be a great introduction into preschool if you are looking at starting your child in September Register for one week or all four!Tuesday to Thursday, July 7 to 9 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.Fees: Members: $45/week; non-members: $54/week. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut and paste? Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children aged 3 to 5. These fabulously fun classes foster self-expression, art appreciation and skill development. Through a variety of art activities and free play, children will learn about art in their own way! P.S. Hey kids! Be prepared to be creative, have fun and get messy! Remember to bring an adult to Preschool Picasso! Next class: Creative Clay: Children will be inspired by the ceramic artworks and prairie themes featured in the exhibit What is Left Behind. Participants will create their own unique piece of pottery using coiling and pinch pot hand-building techniques.Saturday, July 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10/class.Registration required: call 780-460-4310 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St.
G-Force: God’s Love in Action – G-Force is a mission focused program that invites childrento experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Action words for the week will be: Move! Act! Care! Follow! Share! Go Out and Serve! Monday to Friday, July 13 to 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Mark your calendars! Tell your friends with children between5 and 10 years of age! Note the change in time for this year due to timetabling conflictswith this summer’s General Council meeting in August. Please call the church office at 780-458-8355 for more info, or email email@example.com
The library is now accepting registrations for our free summer programs for children aged three to kindergarten. Each themed program runs in the morning and afternoon (at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.) for 30 minutes and includes fun stories and a craft: Gardens Gone Wild on Thursday, July 30; Wacky Woodland Creatures on Thursday, Aug. 6; and It’s a Jungle Out There on Thursday, Aug. 13. Your child must be registered in advance to attend, and spots fill quickly. Please register at the children’s desk, by calling 780-459-1532 or at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us for a walking tour of St. Albert’s past and discover the things that make our city unique! Walking tours of St Albert’s riverside and historic downtown run throughout the summer months. Along the walk archival photographs, stories and historic buildings bring the story of St Albert, both past and present, to life. Suggested donation: $3. Join usThursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Little White School, 2 Madonna Drive.
Are you interested in developing the knowledge and skills to live a more self-reliant, meaningful and regenerative life? This course is for you! Permaculture is a growing world-wide movement committed to creating sustainable communities through ecological design. Based on the recognized international permaculture design curriculum, this two week course will take you on a journey of learning and experience including permaculture ethics and design principles, pattern literacy and ecological functioning, food production strategies from gardens to food forests, water and organic soils methods, fungi, plants and animals in permaculture design, natural building and appropriate technologies, 'social permaculture', holistic management and so much more! Whether you live in the urban, peri-urban or rural environment, this course will offer you the knowledge, skills and understanding to undertake concrete positive changes for yourself, your family and your community. The course is comprised of a dynamic combination of classroom lecture, hands-on activities, guest speakers, field trips and a design practicum all leading towards an internationally recognized 'Permaculture Design Certificate'. The majority of the class will be classroom lecture. While some students find that a permaculture design course is just the ticket for making big changes in their personal and professional lives, others use the course to enrich their ongoing vocations as gardeners, farmers, community workers, planners, landscape designers, teachers, homesteaders and activists. If you have any questions, contact the course organizer Jill Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-418-8814. For fee information, and to purchase online, go to: https://tickets.artsandheritage.ca/mainstore.asp?cid=1455 Course runs Thursday, Aug. 12 to Thursday, Aug. 27(Aug. 22 off) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, 4A Meadowview Drive, St. Albert.
Embark on a fantastical journey with the Library’s ninth annual Adult Summer Reading Game! Explore the magic and wonders of reading as you travel through our mythical realm to The Library and Back Again. Enter to win great weekly prizes and an end-of-game grand prize! It’s easy to play – just stop by the Information Desk on the second floor, spin the game wheel, select a book from the genre on the wheel and one of your own choice, and read – it’s that simple! Our staff has prepared great reading lists and recommendations to help you find that perfect book. Play anytime during regular library hours until Aug. 18. Find out more at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Come and find out about our move! Where we are going, when, and so on!Monday, July 6 at 10 a.m.at the club. There will be coffee and cookies provided. For more info, call the St. Albert 50+ Club at 780-459-0433. Location: 7 Taché St.
This bilingual exhibition from the Bank of Canada is on display at the Musée Héritage Museum from June 30 – August 30, 2015. In the Money explores the science of note-based currency—starting from the earliest paper money, printed in China on mulberry paper, to cotton and linen rag and to the polymer material used for Canada’s current bank notes.Featuring interactive stations and displays with fascinating insights and artifacts, In the Money provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of modern methods of developing, testing and producing secure, innovative bank notes.Dans les billetsexplore la science entourant les billets de banque, depuis l’écorce de mûrier, matériau de la première monnaie de papier fabriquée en Chine, en passant par les chiffons de coton ou de lin, jusqu’aux molécules de polymère à la base de l’actuelle série de billets de banque canadiens.À l’aide de modules interactifs et de présentoirs proposant une foule d’artéfacts et de faits amusants, l’exposition Dans les billets lève le voile sur les méthodes modernes utilisées pour élaborer, mettre à l’essai et produire des billets de banque sûrs et novateurs.Exhibition runs from June 30 to Aug. 30. For more info, contact the Museum at 780-459-1528 or email@example.com. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
Straight from Atlanta, Mitch Haney brings easy living music, that takes you places. A modern day troubadour, Mitch uses his music to paint a musical landscape of his travels. With traditional folk, mixed in with reggae and the salt air of the sea, Mitch's music comes from good loving and good living... no matter where you hear it. Lyra Brown's songbird voice has truly garnered notable attention in the local music scene. A rising star in the Edmonton music community, Lyra's first full length album was released in January and has been met with critical acclaim.Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.Festival Place, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, visit: www.festivalplace.ab.ca/festivalplace/boxoffice/seating.php?mode=pickone&showid=1166
Walterdale Theatre is proud to bring to the stage the Edmonton premier of the 2002 musical, "A Man of No Importance," a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens("Lucky Stiff", "Once on This Island", "Ragtime", "Seussical") and book by Terrence McNally("Kiss of the Spiderwoman", "The Rink"), based on the 1994 Albert Finney film of the same name. This critically-acclaimed musical tells the story of an amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader, who is determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde's play "Salome" at his church, despite the objections of church authorities.Opens on Thursday July 2, and will be performed until Sunday July 12, at Walterdale Theatre, 10322 – 83rd Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Ticket info available by phone 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca
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
St. Albert United Church's outdoor labyrinth is ready for walkers. Follow the parking lot around to the back of the church, and you will find our grass labyrinth. Everyone is welcome to use the labyrinth for meditation or prayer, as a spiritual practice at any time. Should you wish information about labyrinths, feel free to drop in to the church during summer hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call the church office at 780-458-8355. St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive.
A blood donor clinic will be held at Servus Place, 400 Campbell Road, on Saturday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, or to book an appointment to help save lives, please visit www.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283). New donors welcome!
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club in Red Deer walking sidewalks and paved park trails. 5- and 10-km available. Rated 1A & 2A. Be sure to bring water for all walks. Saturday July 5. Registration 9:30 a.m., start: 10 a.m. Location: Red Deer Lodge, 4311 49 Ave., Red Deer. Directions: From Hwy. 2 north exit onto 32 St., turn left on Gaetz Ave. (50 Ave.). Follow Gaetz, crossing 43 St.; Red Deer Lodge immediately on right. Contact: Carol Burt 403-746-3262. For more info: www.walkalberta.ca
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club in Red Deer walking sidewalks and shale trails. 5- and 10-km available. Rated 1A & 2B. Be sure to bring water for all walks. Saturday July 5. Registration: 1 p.m. Start: 1:30 p.m. Location: Red Deer Lodge, 4311 49 Ave., Red Deer. Directions: From Hwy. 2 north exit onto 32 St., turn left on Gaetz Ave. (50 Ave.). Follow Gaetz, crossing 43 St.; Red Deer Lodge immediately on right. Contact: Paula Lafaivre 403-343-6578. For more info: www.walkalberta.ca
Words can heal and words can hurt! Reflections and music on the good kind of words and a coffee break using "the language of the virtues" will put us in a thoughtful frame of mind to explore the topic of gossiping and backbiting. We are grateful to have Bahar Brocken back to talk with us about backbiting and gossip – two activities which have become increasingly common in our social interactions. Reflecting on the writings of the world's religions, we will learn about the effects of gossip on both the individual and society at large. We will then discuss strategies for handling gossip in a positive way in our daily lives.Please join us on Sunday, July 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 365 Carleton Drive ('Transitions' community room). For more information: www.stalbertbahai.org/rgs or call 780-399-7079.
Walk for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for the seventh of 12 walks in the River and Ravine series in the Edmonton river valley. 5- and 11-km available. The 11-km will get your heart pumping!Tuesday, July 7. Registration: 6:30 p.m. Start: 7 p.m. Location: Dawson Park. Rowland Rd. and 90th St. Directions: From Jasper Ave., south on 95th St., left on Rowland Rd., left on 89 St. From 106 Ave, or 84 St. west, down Rowland Rd. Cross bridge, right on 89 St. Contact: Walter Cool 780-433-5612; firstname.lastname@example.org For online information about this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca
Are you ready for a shift? Not sure how? Is the “same old, same old” no longer working? Are you ready… to commit, participate, communicate, be honest, listen and learn in a small group setting: Insight and tools will be explored during this four-week program to help you cope with life challenges such as stress, anxiety and depression.Location: St. Albert Community Village (close to Canadian Tire).Course runs July 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Contact Fay at 780-459-0585, ext. 3 for more information.
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, July 8 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.
Don't miss this one! Join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for the annual triathlon followed by a barbecue. Walk, bike, swim. Various distances available. Registration desk closes at noon. Bring a friend, a lawn chair, plates and cutlery and a salad or dessert. Club will provide the meat dishes and beverage. Saturday, July 11. Registration: 7 a.m. to 12 noon. Barbecue begins at 2 p.m. Stamping desk closes at 2 p.m. Wjere: Kingswood Park Shelter, Sturgeon Road, St. Albert. Directions: From Hwy. 2, turn east (right) on Sturgeon Rd. Left turn at Sir Winston Churchill Ave. Watch for signs to parking lot on left. Contact: Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769; email@example.com For online information about this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca
It’s easy and it’s fun! Starting on Thursday, June 25,embark on a wizard’s quest in our fantasy realm and complete reading challenges to master the magic of reading. New this year: all teens that successfully complete the Teen Summer Reading Game will receive a book prize. Just stop by the Information Desk on the second floor of the library to get started. Watch our Teen Calendar at sapl.ca/teens for free teen programs throughout the summer. The Teen Summer Reading Game and programs are open to teens and tweens ages 11 to 17. Play the game during regular library hours through to Aug. 18. 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.
Teens, Get creative! Cut out pictures, patterns, and words from magazines and stick them to glass marbles to make fun, personalized magnets for your locker or fridge. All materials provided, just bring your imagination with you onThursday, July 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. Open to tweens and teens age 11 to 17. Register in advance online at www.sapl.caor by visiting or calling the second floor information desk at 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.