April 25, 2015
Come visit us and enjoy the wonderful and delicious products available at our indoor market! Join us every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Arena, 9908 – 104 Street, in the lobby and meeting room. Sponsored by The Morinville Festival Society.
Interested in gardening, but have no space at home? Want to grow your own fresh veggies? Gate Avenue Neighbourhood Garden has 24 4x4 square-foot plots available, located at 12 Gate Ave, on the Christian Reformed Church property. If you would like a plot of your own this summer, call Lynn at 780-458-7568 or email email@example.com. Come out and meet other gardeners! Share seeds and gardening tips and stories. Planting night Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. (weather permitting)
Meet the candidates from St. Albert at the library on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Hear their platforms and have the opportunity to ask questions. Pre-registration required. 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.
We will be serving cucumber appetizers, chicken quesadillas, Mexican bean salad and trifle for dessert.Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 12 noon. Please purchase your tickets by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.Stop in to purchase, or make your payment by phone using MasterCard or Visa.Call 780-459-0433. Lunch: $8. Need a ride? Book the seniors bus by calling the front desk. Cost: $8 round trip. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
The St. Albert Rotary Music Festival once again is presenting live performances from some of the top acts in our annual music festival followed by presentation of the festival awards. It's a great way to catch some of St. Albert's rising music and dance stars. It happens onThursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arden Theatre. Tickets are $15 each and available at the door. Go to: www.st.albertmusicfestival.comfor more details.
JTMF West announced that Del Barber joins the Artists for Life family as their 2015 headliner. Recently nominated for a 2015 Juno for Best Roots Recording for “Prairieography”, Sharing the stage with Del will be Edmonton’s own Chloe Albert. Nominated for a 2014 Juno and a 2014 WCMA for Best Roots Solo Recording, Chloe won three (3) 2014 Edmonton Music Awards including one for Female Artist of the Year. In addition to Del and Chloe, Japanese-German-Canadian soprano star Teiya Kasahara joins JTMF West for their first foray into opera. Teiya has been praised as a “magnetic performer” singing with “a dynamic mix of sweetness undercut by strength” (Opera Canada). After the show, attendees will enjoy a catered reception, a silent auction filled with items donated by local artists, and a very special post-show dance party by Cornbread. Saturday, May 2, in the Club at the Citadel Theatre. A fundraiser for HIV Edmonton, Camp firefly and the Theatre Network. For more info, or to purchase tickets, go to: jtmfwest.com
E.S Gish Parents Association is selling Galaxyland Amusement Park tickets for only $10 each for a private event on Saturday, May 2 from 7:30 p.m. to10:30 p.m. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your tickets today. This is a fundraiser for Elmer S. Gish School.
Join us for a fashion show by Alia and TanJay – clothes will be available for purchase after the event … door prizes … and a special prize for the best hat! We will be serving strawberry or blueberry shortcake. Join us on Thursday, May 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets: $10. Purchase your tickets no later than Monday, May 4 at noon. Stop in or make your payment by phone using MasterCard or Visa. Call 780-459-0433. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
An examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists and ultimately an expression on what it feels like to be an artist in Alberta. The title is derived from an abandoned transit platform located under the civic centre of the province’s capital, Edmonton. Future Station is in reality both a physical and allegorical place of transition and stasis: part urban mythology and part monument to the banality of dormant infrastructure. It serves as a metaphor for the status of contemporary visual culture in Alberta – it exists and functions as a potent vacancy awaiting due recognition. Several themes unite an approach to contemporary art practices in Alberta: psychology, natural forces, detritus and austerity. Exhibit goes from Jan. 24 to May 3at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: www.youraga.ca
Featuring: Patrick Bulas, Megan Gnanasihamany, Gerri Harden & Trish Shwart. Storytelling through the ages has enlisted anthropomorphic animals to deliver cautionary tales to adults and children alike, instilling morals and ideals through folk and fairytales. Talking Creatures features the work of four artists who have adopted this narrative device to communicate the intricacies of human nature and behaviour as well as ethics and shared narratives. In most cases their artworks further seek to highlight the human/ animal connection, the cross species bond and demonstrate the value that animals can bring to human well-being. Exhibit runs March 5 to May 2.Opening reception: Thursday, March 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
Fly like a bird then become a tiny ant crouched on the floor. What do you notice? Use your senses to explore a multitude of viewpoints in Hamptons by artist collective Arbour Lake Sghool, then play with scale and perspective while working on a cool projection project. Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each art adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/programs-events/family-activities/#sthash.bxF8QnuU.dpufWednesday, April 29 from 10 to 11 a.m.Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Lucas Waldin, conductor; Sydney Williams, vocals. You can’t have a hero without a villain – how would you know when the story was over? Our festive concert features classical music, and music from popular movies, showcasing the good guys as well as the bad guys. Dress up as your favourite hero or villain, and join our colourful array.Including music from: Star Wars, The Sleeping Beauty, “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, and more.Come early to take part in the Play & Learn activities starting at 12:45 p.m. in the main lobby. The pre-concert events are tailored to fit the theme of the concert and are sure to enrich the afternoon for your entire family. Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Drop-in Storytimes are for preschool children not registered in regular weekly storytimes at the library. Activities and stories are geared for children aged two to four. Parents may 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 two drop-in storytimes weekly – Owls runs Monday, May 4 and 11 and Turtles runs Thursday, May 7 and 14. Both sessions run from 11 to 11:30 a.m. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Be a maker once a month at the library! These hands-on workshops will cover the basic steps needed to create, design and have fun! This month we’re focusing on iPhoto for Mac. Taking pictures is only the beginning! Create gorgeous photo books, calendars, cards and slideshows – quickly and easily with iPhoto. This is a free, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) session (be sure to bring your MacBook) which is open to those holding a valid St. Albert Public Library membership. It takes place onMonday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.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.
Richard will provide practical demonstrations of grafting and pruning techniques He will also show us the appropriate pre and post care of the grafted or pruned tree or shrub. Bonus draw at each session for a City of St. Albert rain barrel. Members: $20 per session. Non-members: $25 or three for $20 each with advance payment.To register, call 780-458-7163 or email email@example.comWednesday, April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.at the John Beedle Centre, at St. Albert Botanic Park 265 Sturgeon Road, 1 km east of Boudreau Road. Light refreshments will be served. Website: www.stalbertbotanicpark.com
The library offers free demonstrations to help you get started using our digital collections of music, movies, ebooks and eAudiobooks. This month join us on Thursday, April 30 – we’ll show you how to get started reading eBooks on your portable device. Sessions are free, but a valid St. Albert Public Library card is required to access our eCollection. 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.
Presented by Stacey Maurier from the firm Weary & Co., this session will include why having a will, enduring power of attorney, and personal directive is wise. Join us at the library for this free information session onThursday, April 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.It is never too early to plan for the future! 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.
Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie, authors of Wildflowers of Banff Park, return to the library with a new celebration of the beauty of wildflowers! Their colourful presentation set to music moves from bold blossoms, to diminutive gems, and features the best trails for flowers in Waterton Park. Ian and Jacinthe will answer your questions about wildflowers and photography and will have autographed books available for purchase. Please join us onMonday, May 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. 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.
SUN: The Voice of Seniors in Alberta. Seniors issues: how important are they to you? We invite all interested individuals to attend. Monday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street. Members of the public welcome; no admission charge. For more information call Dick at 780-460-7736.
This bilingual exhibition, which tells the story of the French in Alberta, is based on the Francophone Archives Project; a collective venture between the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the Francophone Secretariat of Alberta. The Musée Héritage Museum will include artifacts from our own collection to reflect the Francophone history of the St Albert area, highlighting objects from local families to help illustrate the greater experience of Francophone immigrants across the province. Interpretive panels will trace the history of French Albertans through their associations, both economic and cultural, its religious and early pioneering work.Exhibition runs from April 21 to June 21.Opening reception: Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.Musée Héritage Museum, St Albert Place, 5 St Anne St., phone: 780-459-1528; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
Restless Hearthave been performing for over 30 years and have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in country music history, with over 25 singles on the charts, and six consecutive #1 hits. They have won a wide range of awards, including the Academy of Country Music's Top Vocal Group trophy. Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, Restless Heart charted on both the country and adult contemporary charts. Reuniting in 2002 and celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2013, Restless Heart is still on the road making history.Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. Ticket info available from the Festival Place Box Office, 780-449-3378; online at www.festivalplace.ab.ca, or Ticketmaster.
This year Early Music Alberta presents its most ambitious festival program to date, including a spectacular Saturday night performance of Bach’s 6 Brandenburg Concertos on period instruments, a Friday night performance of works for trumpet, voice and strings and a Sunday night performance of music by baroque winds and brass. The Saturday afternoon performance features works by Telemann performed by local musicians.Held in the warm and intimate acoustics of Holy Trinity Anglican church in Edmonton, audiences will experience music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras performed in historically authentic style. Audiences will also have the opportunity to meet the performers at post-concert receptions, to play the music themselves (Renaissance Reading session), and to learn some baroque dance moves. Festival performers include internationally renowned baroque violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch, musicians from the Edmonton Symphony (concertmaster Robert Uchida, Laura Veeze, Charles Pilon, Clayton Leung, Colin Ryan), members of the Strathcona String Quartet, revered Edmonton keyboard players, cellist and gambist and Early Music Alberta’s founder Josephine van Lier as well as highly acclaimed musicians venturing from the US, Europe and elsewhere in Canada. Festival passes, tickets for individual concerts are on sale now at www.tixonthesquare.ca. For more information see www.earlymusicalberta.ca. Runs May 1 to 3 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 – 84 Ave.
We are proud to announce our 14th annual spring concert, conducted by Barbara Sadler Wells and accompanied on piano by Jeremy Spurgeon and double bass by Josh McHan. This year’s concert, “More than Magnificat” features Lana Walter’s Magnificatfor six-part a capella women’s chorus, and includes sacred and secular music from Renaissance to Folk and Boogie. Sublime solos, sparkling commentary, and a little “campfire” sing-along round out the evening. Don’t miss the fun! All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, 10035 –103 Street, Edmonton. Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance call 780-420-1757 or purchase online from www.tixonthesquare.ca or $18/at door. Website: www.excentrica.ca
Grindstone Theatre is excited to bring back this popular improvised musical! This two act improvised show defies all expectations with a different show every Friday night. There's no script, and no safety net! Improvised on the spot, with random ideas and suggestions from the audience, the cast creates characters and situations that go from funny, to intelligent, to downright silly, all in 90 minutes. Running every Friday evening at 11 p.m. Note! New location: at The Backstage Theatre, 10330 – 84 Ave., Ticket info available from 780-420-1757 or online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
David Belke’s comic thriller returns. A suspenseful battle of wits and words unfolds as three ambitious women scheme in a clash of will, ambition and literary identity. Recruited as the ghostwriter for the author of the world's most famous mystery series, Judy Parker thinks she's won the chance of a lifetime. But secrets and conspiracies surround her and becoming the writer she dreams to become might cost her everything she is. A compelling drama of writing and rewriting who you are.Running April 29 to May 17 at Shadow Theatre, at the Varscona Theatre, 10329 83rd Ave. For ticket info, call 780-420-1757 or purchase 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
We are keeping the library open on Friday, May 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. just for teens!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. Teen Hangout is open to teens and tweens between the ages of 11 and 17. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, or call 780-459-1682 to reserve your spot. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.