March 18, 2017
90 minutes of improvised comedy entertainment that unveils scenes, songs, and production numbers completely off the cuff to create a brand new musical based on audience suggestions. This award winning improvised musical comedy features some of Canada’s best improvisors as they make up a musical on the spot! 11 p.m. every Friday night! $13 tickets at the door (box office opens at 10 p.m.). At the Basement Theatre in Holy Trinity Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton
A rushed rabbit. A mad hatter. Croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy every minute of Edmund Stripe’s critically-lauded, delightfully fun Alice in Wonderland. Follow Lewis Carroll’s timeless heroine into a world of clog dancing, flowers coming to life and rabbits that are perpetually late. Alice entertains the whole family as she weaves her way through our decadent Wonderland. Constructed of colourful sets and costumes, this tale delivers wisdom in the most unexpected of worlds. With its opulent score, expertly imagined English style choreography and innovative technology, Alice in Wonderland is a big and bold story that entertains, but never scares its audience. Watch Alice transform in size as she devours make-me-bigger biscuits. Listen intently as a doorknob tells Alice that “nothing is impossible.” Marvel at the show-stopping Mad Hatter tea party, brought to life through the beauty of traditional ballet. Alice in Wonderland is one of our biggest hits, so see it before the Cheshire Cat vanishes for the last time. Running March 24 and 25 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday matinee begins at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit: https://albertaballet50.com/2016-17-season/alice-in-wonderland
Share your story in song! Celebrate Canada 150 by participating in a songwriting contest! Create an original song highlighting life in St. Albert and the significance of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Contest is open to St. Albert residents only, and any age is encouraged to apply. Entries accepted from March 1 until May 11, 2017 at 5 p.m. Singers, rappers and spoken word artists are all invited to submit their song by uploading a YouTube video of their submission for a chance to win: a $5,000 Professional Theme Song Recording Package with PlanIt Sound; $1,000 cash from The Survey Company; an opportunity to perform your original song at St. Albert’s Canada 150 events. Five finalists will be chosen from all entries and asked to perform at a live finale held on June 3 during the International Children’s Festival of the Arts at St. Albert Place. The winner will have the opportunity to perform their original song at St. Albert’s Canada Day event and the City-Wide Block Party being held on September 8, 2017. All entries received will be used as part of Canada’s 150 Stories, which is a collection of stories from residents sharing their cherished memories of the community, as well as their hopes, dreams and wishes for St. Albert and Canada for the next 150 years. The songwriting contest is a partnership between the City of St. Albert, the Government of Canada, PlanIt Sound and The Survey Company. For complete details on how to enter, visit stalbert.ca/canada150.
Inviting all who graduated or would have graduated from St. Albert High in 1977.Saturday October 14, 2017 – Grads, spouses, partners all welcome!St. Albert Legion, Cornerstone Hall, 6 Tache Street, St. Albert. Doors at 5; dinner at 6:30; late lunch; full bar.Tickets $40/person: deadline September 30, 2017.To purchase contact Ednadechamplain@gmail.comVisit https://www.facebook.com/st-Albert-High-Reuion-Class-of-1977-316664012068692Spread the word – Look forward to seeing everyone there!Reunion Committee: Adrienne O’Kell, Colleen Boddez (Klak), Edna DeChamplain, Debra Kaplar (Dzawala), Deb McRae,Donna Sheehan (Parrot), Geralyn Rouault (McHugh), Joan Bokenfohr (Powers).
Offered by MLA Marie Renaud. Learn about the new government energy efficiency initiatives and how they can help you save on your power bills and help the environment. Help will be available to sign up for programsandanswer any questions you might have about the new residential and commercial programs. Also, there will be information available about energy efficient appliances, lighting elements, water fixtures, and energy audits. Stop in anytime from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert.
Here’s a sample of the this year’s features: On the main stage, you’ll find exciting presentations with practical and innovative information you can use. Prepare to be inspired by experts such as Mike Holmes Jr. from HGTV’s Holmes + Holmes and Matt Muenster from HGTVBath Crashers along with other top authorities who share their tried-and-true advice for every home improvement project. On the garden stage, professional planters and green-thumbs-in-training alike, prepare to cultivate your gardening know-how with Canada’s top outdoor experts. This spring, don’t settle for fake plants and flowers: No matter your budget, style, or size of space, our experts will provide you with tips, tricks and inspiration to help make your gardening dreams a reality. Whether in your yard or on your balcony, learn how to make your garden flourish and have your entire block green with envy! This year’s food stage takes the cake with tasty presentations from Chopped Canada judge,Massimo Capra. There will never be a dull moment as some of Alberta’s culinary masters feed your tastebuds with delicious demonstrations, rich recipes and enticing entrees. Don’t forget to bring your recipe cards, these are some provisions that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s time to chow down! What's a sure sign that spring is around the corner? A little leisurely landscaping challenge, of course! Don't miss all the action at the 3rd annual Backyard Wars! Six incredible local landscapers will use their design prowess and battle it out for the best backyard space. Direct access to the industry's top professionals is at your fingertips! Avoid decorating, landscaping and renovation disasters by using our expert resources for relevant and stylish advice! Bring your photos, paint swatches, questions and samples to the experts for free one-on-one 15 minute, complimentary consultations. After a cold winter and slippery roads, the spring season surely can’t come fast enough! Cory Christopher has come to the rescue to beat your winter blues and show you how fresh florals can brighten up any space! Live large in a tiny home! From a rustic cabin on wheels to a minimalistic sanctuary, the Tiny Home Village showcases pint-sized digs that are sure to fire up your creativity and inspire you to scale down your living-quarters. Whether you’re looking to downsize your entire life, are interested in a tiny vacation home, or just want a bit of storage solution inspiration, these tiny abodes make the idea of living simpler a lot more accessible! It’s not about how big the house is, it’s how happy the home makes you. Runs from March 23 to 26 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Tickets: Adults (13+) $16; Seniors (60+) $13; Seniors (60+) Thursday and Friday before 5 p.m. $7; Children 12 and under FREE. Find ticket discounts by purchasing online. All the details can be found at http://www.edmontonhomeandgarden.com/
Menu: Chef Kas’s breakfast buffet, Mimosa, gourmet coffee and tea. The guest speaker is from Midnight Magic Lingerie. Cost: Members: $15; non-members: $18. Please purchase tickets by March 23. Call 780-459-0433 or drop by in person to Red Willow Place, 7 Tache Street. Takes place Tuesday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.St. Albert Seniors Association, Red Willow Place, 7 Taché St. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Visit the website at: http://stalbertseniors.ca
Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW) has developed into a nationally-recognized fashion and design event and the second-largest Fashion Week in Canada. Our mission is to create a community of all involved in the fashion and beauty industries, including media and production staff. We are unique among fashion weeks around the world because we are a platform for established designers as well as an in-house incubator that discovers new talent and launches the careers of young designers. WCFW is a local event with a global vision, enabling our designers to work locally while reaching larger markets. Runs from March 23 to 31 at the ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Edmonton. Evening Shows: Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 to 10:30p.m.with one intermission. For more info, go online to: http://westerncanadafashionweek.com Cost: $25 per night; all week pass from March 23 to 31: $100. Tickets: http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/ http://tickets.fringetheatre.ca
"Our history has a friend in Ted Barris. The stories of individual Canadians and their extraordinary achievements will never be lost if they are in his hands."– Hon. Col. John Selkirk (of the Brockville Rifles). Join Festival Place and author/military historian Ted Barris in a presentation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The Battle of Vimy Ridge is Canada's most celebrated military victory and is often cited as a seminal moment in the discovery of Canada's Nationhood. In addition to Mr. Barris' presentation, Festival Place will host a major display of World War 1 materials including small arms, flags, uniforms and printed materials from the private collection of Allen Kerr. Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Drop-in, socialize and challenge your mind playing Scrabble, cribbage and more! Are there other games you are interested in playing? Bring them along and invite others to play on Friday, March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Start your spring by being one of the 14,000 guests to attend the St. Albert Lifestyle Expo & Sale. There's something for everyone at the Lifestyle Expo. Other features and weekend attractions include the mouthwatering Taste of St. Albert, the captivating St. Albert Idol, and the absolutely adorable St. Albert Gazette Baby Crawl. TradeShow: From backyard beautification, to teas, to pets, to stylish mens' socks and underwear - the Lifestyle Expo and Sale keeps an diverse roster of businesses handy to showcase the diverse and vibrant mix of business goods and services available to our beautiful city. Taste of St. Albert: Prepare your tastebuds! Taste of St. Albert is located in the same hall as the main entertainment stage; a perfect set up for dinner and a show. Local eateries bring out their best for you to sample and enjoy upon arrival, halfway through your walkthrough the halls, or at the end of the day.St. Albert's Got Talent: Months before the Lifestyle Expo & Sale contestants are hard at work auditioning for the St. Albert's Got Talent. Three age categories run through the weekend with the finalists performing on the Sunday. Always an amazing display of local talent, the St. Albert's Got Talent is a must-stop-spot during the Expo weekend.St. Albert Gazette Baby Crawl: 3...2...1 Go Babies Go! The St. Albert Gazette hosts the annual Baby Crawl during the Lifestyle Expo & Sale, Sunday on the main stage. Rows of tiny tots train all year for the event, but we can't decide who's more fun to watch: wayward babies or their parents trying to coax them to the other side of the stage.Petting Zoo: Pet cute baby animals; then post those pics on Facebook because baby animals being held by small children always gets likes. Join us March 31 to April 2 at Servus Place. For details, go to: http://www.stalbertchamber.com/pages/Expo
World-class award-winning comedy. Peter n’ Chris (Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson) are a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver, B.C. The duo will offer big laughs in this off-the-wall ‘western’ comedy, which has been hailed as “their best show yet.” The Kind of OK Corral was winner of Best of Fest at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe. They have performed in acclaimed festivals such as Just For Laughs, JFL42 and The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival. The have written for CBC’s The Irrelevant Show and appeared on popular website College Humor. This performance continues with the western theme of the CCC previous mainstage shows this season. LIVE @ the CCC Mainstage Series includes a dinner and show as part of the ticket price. Tickets are $50 for adults, or $40 for seniors/students and can be purchased online at www.tixonthesquare.ca, at Morinville Servus Credit Union, or at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Box Office. Takes place Friday, March 31. Cocktails: 6 p.m.; dinner: 6:30 p.m.; show: 8 p.m.at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502-100 Ave.
The Morinville Grandmothers’ Group HATS (Hands Across the Sea) is holding a garage sale and silent auction. Come see us for a variety of items including plants and toys as well as a delicious hot lunch. All proceeds to support the African grandmothers via the Stephen Lewis Foundation.Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Morinville United Church, basement. Corner of Grandin Dr. and Morinville Dr. For more information go to: www.morinvillehats.org
St. Catherine's Catholic Church of Calahoo would like to invite you to our annual Easter Ham Bingo and Bonanza on Sunday, April 2. Doors open at 1 p.m. with the first game starting at 2 p.m. It will be held in the brand new, wheelchair friendly, Calahoo Community Hall so come and check it out. Costs will be $5 at the door with hot dogs, popcorn and pop available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to the operational costs of our church. Thank you and hope to see you all there.
Once again, the St. Albert Seniors Association is presenting a wine tasting event. This year,as it is Canada’s 150th birthday, we are featuring five premium specialty Canadian wines, along with appetizer pairings and the recipes. The evening additionally has a wine bar (wines for sale by the glass), a 50/50 draw, door prizes, raffle draws, and for pre-purchased tables of 8 a limousine ride draw. All proceeds of this event to go to Meals on Wheels. Event date is Friday, April 7.Tickets: $40 each or $320 for a table of eight. This event has sold out quickly in the past, be sure to get your tickets soon!St. Albert Seniors Association, Red Willow Place, 7 Taché St. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbertseniors.caPurchase tickets by calling 780-459-0433, or come in person to Red Willow Place, 7 Tache Street.
How do we adapt and process current shifting and political, economic, personal and environmental challenges to our safety and stability? Featuring photographic, print, sculpture, video and performance artworks, Survival Guide examines strategies for survival within a contemporary art context. From Jan. 28 to May 7 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Gene and Marg Brenda are an endearing and engaging long-term retired couple – who also happen to be prolific art-makers. Marg and Gene embody the joy and wellness that creative endeavours bring to our lives.Their works encompass a lifetime of artistic learning through a variety of outlets: community classes, workshops, retreats, and classes through theEdmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA) at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension. These artistic endeavours have given both Brendas a variety of experiences and skills across a wide range of mediums and styles. They have nurtured their individual talents and interests, while inspiring their collective appetite to see and learn. The couple’s creative endeavours include photography, ceramics (including raku), mixed media, and both watercolour and acrylic painting. Their scope is far-reaching and their explorations many and varied. Creative Endeavours also features candid contemporary photographic portraits of Gene and Marg in their home, captured by Edmonton photographer Amber Bracken.Other art-makers displaying their works include participants and instructors of Gallery Community Programs and a few of the Brenda’s past art tutors. The exhibition celebrates artistic achievement in the community, and reveals the profound joy granted to those willing to take the creative plunge. Exhibit runs from Feb. 2 to April 8. Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. Phone 780-460-4310. Website: artgalleryofstalbert.ca
The first installment of New Voices shows the artwork created by emerging artists while in our visual arts mentorship program. It features the works of Sofia Cristanti, Yong Fei Guan, and Keita Kwame Kankam. It will run from Feb. 9 to April 8. Jacqueline Fiala and Namita Patel will also be represented, and their show, New Voices 2, will open April 13th. Exhibition Dates: February 9th to April 8th, 2017. Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space, 3rd Floor, 10215 - 112 Street, Edmonton. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Closed February 20.
This new exhibit will take you two kilometers underground to discover how the sun works… Why? This interactive multimedia exhibit will answer that question, allowing you to explore SNOLAB and discover how the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Nobel Prize winning results are breaking new ground in particle astrophysics. The exhibit features the building and the discoveries of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the recognition of this work with a Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to SNO Director, Dr. Art McDonald, and the facilities and experiments of SNOLAB – an expansion of the original SNO Laboratory, at the Vale Creighton Mine in Sudbury, Ontario. The University of Alberta (UAlberta) is one of five Canadian universities that jointly own and manage SNOLAB. Not only were researchers in the Department of Physics in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Science involved in the original SNO project, they also play a central role in the next generation of astroparticle physics experiments. The 40 panels of the exhibit present spectacular images of the installations and a history of the development of SNO and SNOLAB, video kiosks which offer options to visitors to explore more information about the themes of the 8 stations, as well as a virtual tour to SNOLAB and its experiments, guided by the visitor. A video of an operating cloud chamber shows the “contrails” left behind by cosmic particles as they bombard the earth, which requires experiments like SNO to be sited deep underground, away from this interference. Artifacts featured in the exhibit include unique detector components, developed especially for SNO, as well as a 1/50 scale model of the SNO detector. Exhibit continues to April. 2. TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton. Show information and ticket sales: 780-451-3344. Website: telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca
Wearable metal and leather art work by Edmonton artist and visual storyteller Amy Skrocki. Amy Skrocki is an Edmonton based interdisciplinary artist who creates imaginative works of art from metal, leather, fabric, paper and digital mixed media. Stories Brought to Life is a journey through Amy’s multi-step creative process. This exhibition offers a rare behind the scenes look into the stories, poems and photography at the heart of Amy’s wearable art. Each leather and metal wearable art outfit evokes an original character that she has developed with her husband Tanner based on their unique concepts. Inspired by fantasy, mythology and history, the outfits are then brought to life though Amy’s creatively styled photo-shoots. The photos show how different each outfit looks when worn. The models lend an essential visual element, transforming and enlivening the outfits. These highlights from Amy’s photo shoots will be shared alongside the wearable art, stories and poems. Additionally, the exhibition will include the work of several local photographers who have contributed their own interpretations of Amy’s stories.Reception: Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. Exhibit continues until April 8. Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Blaine Campbell’s large-format photograph Cyclorama is an immersive look at the panoramic transformation of landscape during suburban development. The image documents the process of land modification as a study of both the displaced soil created as new communities are structured in the prairie landscape, but also how the scale of these temporal mounds alter the sight lines of the horizon. Staged as a diptych, the free-standing mode of presentation hints at the utilitarian archetypes found near large-scale construction sites. Exhibit runs from March 11 to May 28. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.”– Oscar Wilde, author and playwright . If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture of a person is like a thorough introduction. Featuring paintings, photographs and sculpture by artists since the 19th century such as Walker Evans, Joe Fafard, Kathe Kollwitz, Diego Rivera and Andy Warhol, these works from the AGA Collection explore multifaceted reflections of artists and sitters in states of stature, vulnerability, activity and honesty. Exhibit runs from March 11 to May 28. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Find us in the foyer of Servus Place every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Find out what's new and going on at the Library, check-out a book or return an item. There's always something different going on. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Servus Place is located at 400 Campbell Rd.
For preschool children not registered in other storytimes at the Library. Activities and stories are geared for ages 2-4. For preschool children not registered in other storytimes at the Library. Parents are encouraged to join the program and anyone joining is expected to participate. The storytime runs Saturdays to March 25 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Please register for this storytime at 10:45 a.m. at the Children’s Information Desk at the Library (780-459-1532). St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
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, March 26 from 2 to 3:30 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.
In one of Platypus Theatre’s most beloved family concerts, audiences embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. Young audiences laugh, chant and sing along with the Gimquat and her wizard guide as they explore musical styles from Gregorian chant to rap.Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
A self guided family program to test your creativity. Drop by one Sunday a month to tinker and explore. No registration required and all ages welcome. Drop by the libraryon Sunday, April 2 between 2 and 4 p.m. For more information visit www.sapl.ca or the main floor children's information desk, 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
In 13th century Germany, Medieval Hamelin Town is way too big for its lederhosen! Governed by a spoiled Mayor, his mommy and stuffy corporate types who have no interest in its hard-working townsfolk, the town is primed to learn some important lessons in life from our heroes, 10-year-old twins Celeste and Ralph. When it seems that no one other than their Opa Johannes ever keeps their word, they come up with a plan to make the grown-ups wake up and smell the strudel. After the ridiculous new taxes render this tight-knit family homeless and desperate for help, they encounter a hapless “Minstrel,” a flute that has seen better days and of course, lots and lots of rats! Full of comedic twists and live music, this high-energy, original adaptation of the Pied Piper of Hamelinfable is sure to delight audiences of all ages.Stretching the boundaries of live theatre through mime, dance, clown, puppetry and acrobatics, Axis Theatre has amused and inspired children, families and adults with entertaining shows for over 40 years. Arrive early: free pre-show activity begins at 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 5 and over. Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m.at Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502 – 100 Ave. in Morinville. Tickets info available at http://www.tixonthesquare.cawww.tixonthesquare.ca , or by calling the MCC at 780-939-7888.
More than 200 of the best local and international artists will be on hand for Edmonton’s largest tattoo expo! Entertainment, contests, retail, exhibits and tattoo happening all weekend long. Hours: Friday, March 31 from 4 p.m. to midnight *ADULT NIGHT ONLY*Saturday, April 1 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 2 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $25 at the door; $50 weekend pass. Kids 14 and under FREE. *General Admit One tickets are valid for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday (single day) with re-entry only on that day. *Weekend passes are valid for re-entry on any and all days. Wristbands provided at Main Cash.
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 winter series is: Here a Star, There a Star … The big screen demands big stars, people that can act and that have charisma. Also, it doesn’t hurt if they exhibit distinctive, perhaps endearing, verbal and physical characteristics. In this series we give you: the aw-shucks fella (James Stewart), the blonde sizzler (Marilyn Monroe), the tough guy with a lisp (Humphrey Bogart), the delicate charmer (Audrey Hepburn), the Western hero who walks like there’s a cactus spike in his boot (John Wayne), the perky thrush (Doris Day), the debonair gent (Cary Grant), and the face that launched a thousand magazine covers (Grace Kelly). The five stages of most actors’ careers are: Who the hell is Joe Schmo? Get me Joe Schmo. Get me a Joe Schmo type. Get me a young Joe Schmo. Who the hell is Joe Schmo? Stages one to four applied to our stars to some degree but with their captivating ways before the camera and regard for their audience, and with the critics having been duly impressed, these screen legends never had to worry about memory loss on the part of the public and film historians. Monday, March 27: The Stratton Story (1949, 106 min., PG). James Stewart, June Allyson, Agnes Moorehead. The popular recounting of the life of Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton who lost a leg in a hunting accident yet returned to play baseball. One of the most popular of Hollywood’s baseball films, it features some notable big leaguers in cameo roles. Allyson plays the supportive wife. Director: Sam Wood.Films begin at 8 p.m. Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 102 Avenue & 128 Street. Parking is free. Ticket info:www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/movies/
The Friends of the St. Albert Public Library present "Reel Monday" – a screening of critically acclaimed films one Monday per month. The third film of the winter series is Captain Fantastic presented on Monday, March 27. Isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life into transforming his six children into extraordinary adults. Tickets for the 2016 Reel Monday movies are $15 per movie or $55 for a season pass from the Customer Service Desk at the library. All proceeds support the St. Albert Readers' Festival (STARFest). The movie starts at 7 p.m. The Arden Theatre is located inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us in the Ledcor Theare for free, art–focused film screenings, taking place once a month. This month features The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Based on the well-known book by Oscar Wilde, the film follows the life of the handsome Dorian Gray. As time passes, the morally corrupt Gray does not age, but hidden up in his attic, a portrait of Gray slowly becomes uglier with each of his transgressions. This film is being screened in connection with the AGA exhibit The Looking Glass. Wednesday, March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Students from grades 1 through 6 who struggle with reading, can come in and read with Rufus the Therapy Dog on Wednesdays from Jan. 18 until March 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This pup loves to listen to you read. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, 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 traditional Japanese art of paper folding has evolved into a modern art form. Learn the names of the folds and how to make paper sculptures of your own on Tuesday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, 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.
Letter Writing and Postcards on Tuesday, March 28 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Practice cursive writing, and write a letter or postcard. Morse Code on Wednesday, March 29 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Learn Morse Code and the history behind the invention. Learn to tap out your name! Telephones on Thursday, March 30 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Explore our collection of rotary and touchtone telephones—we even have a phone booth. Then, make your own telephone to take home! Computers through the Ages on Friday, March 31 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Learn what people of the past thought today’s computers would look like. Then invent the world’s oldest computing device! Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Telephone: 780-459-1528. Website: www.museeheritage.caFor more information, contact Sharon Morin at 780-418-6008 or email@example.com.
The library regularly offers a variety of beginner computer training courses free to Library members. This month we are offering: Windows 10: Top Features, Tips and More on Tuesday, March 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; How Stuff Works: Facebook on Wednesday, March 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Online Learning for Adults & Students on Wednesday, March 15 from 10 to 11 a.m.; Microsoft Excel for Beginners on Wednesday, March 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; and How Stuff Works: Instagram on Wednesday, March 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. Please see our website www.sapl.ca to register or to find more computer training opportunities offered through the spring or visit or call the second floor information desk at the library at 780-459-1682 to get more information or to register. A valid library card is required. The library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Come and let some students help you! W.D. Cuts Junior High students will be here to assist you with simple problems on the following Wednesdays March 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.Bring your device and get one-on-one help! Call 780-459-0433 to register for a spot. Limited number of students, so please register early. St. Albert Seniors Association, 7 Taché St. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbertseniors.ca
Get hooked on crochet in this "learn to" session at the library onThursday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the basics and start a fun spring dishcloth to celebrate your new skills! Please bring one ball of cotton yarn (for example, Handicrafters Cotton) and a 4.5-5mm crochet hook. Questions? Contact Michelle at 780-418-6623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The 2016 book from this award-winning novelist and short story writers, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, tells one family's tale within the unfolding of recent Chinese history. It won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Thien will be in conversation at the Arden Theatre with author Marina Endicotton Wednesday, March 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available from the Customer Service Desk of the library, or by calling 780-459-1530, or online at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/author-madeleine-thien-tickets-30867850572. The Arden Theatre is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
The voice of seniors in Alberta. The St. Albert chapter of Seniors United Now is having their regular monthlymeeting at the Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street, St. Albert at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Our guest speaker will be Mayor Nolan Crouse and the topic will be “State of the City.”For local information please contact Dick at 780-460-7736. Members of the public are welcomeat no charge.Seniors issues – how important are they to you? We invite all interested individuals to attend.
1867 Rebellion and Confederation: A Travelling Exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History
Just in time for Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present its first exhibition of 2017: 1867 Rebellion and Confederation: A Travelling Exhibition Developed by the Canadian Museum of History. “On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed, marking the birth of today’s Canada and the culmination of a journey that had taken nearly 30 years. This exhibition explores the route to nationhood taken by a society in transition, and by the people who fought, negotiated and made compromises to forge a more peaceful union. By tracing the pivotal moments leading to the draft of the British North America Act, this exhibition helps visitors to better understand how this legacy continues to affect our identity, our values and our institutions.” – Canadian Museum of History. Along with the travelling exhibition, the Musée Héritage Museum will be uncovering some intriguing facts and information about what the world was like in 1867—locally and internationally. Runs from Jan. 24 to March 26 at the Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Telephone: 780-459-1528. Website: www.museeheritage.ca
With his new album Young As The Morning Old As The Sea set for release later this year, UK singer/songwriter Passenger has embarked on a tour. Known for holding the attention of thousands of fans at any given live show with only his distinct voice, engaging storytelling and acoustic guitar, Passenger has also revealed that for the first time he’ll be joined by a full, four-piece band. Thursday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
TIME’s second concert of the season will feature our three top contemporary vocal ensembles singing music in a variety of styles from gospel to pop to jazz. Selections by the New York Voices, the Real Group, Rajaton, Pentatonix and more will be performed. Friday March 24 at 7:30 p.m., Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton. Tickets: Adults $16; Students $13; available at the door or by calling 780-482-7649.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Brent Havens, conductor and arranger. The ’70s are back as the ESO celebrates the genius of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor in this symphonic-rock-fusion tribute to Queen. Enjoy all the classics with Brody Dolyniuk’s soaring vocals, full rock band and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Whether you're a casual fan or a mega-Queen-maniac, you won’t want to miss this concert, featuring songs from the legendary albums Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic and The Works. As with all of Windborne's rock tribute shows, the band plays as close to the original as possible to the original recordings, while the ESO soars through the tunes to add power and excitement. Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
The Marcin Majorowicz Quartet is Marcin Majorowicz – trombone; Josh McHan – bass; Jamie Cooper – drum; Charlie Austin – piano.The concert you cannot miss – consists of well known jazz standards as well as musicians’ own compositions. Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.,at the Polish Hall; 10960 -104 Street, Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.caPresented by the Polish Culture Society Of Edmonton.
Canadian alt-rock musician Leeroy Stagger has more thana decade's worth of prolific output behind him, and he'sgoing strong. Stagger has garnered an internationalfan-base through relentless touring both home and abroad.He is loved for the ragged, tuneful country-rock he makes, and his honest, unaffected vocals. His latest release,"Dream It All Away" (2015), is his most brutally honestand critically acclaimed record to date. It ranges fromgruff, freewheeling rock, to poignant balladry.Throughout his career his music has received placements on TV, was nominated for, and won several awards. Opening: Rebecca Lappa, an Edmonton native, and five-timeCanadian Folk Music Awards nominee, and winning in 2015for her album “Tattered Rose.”With a haunting voice and elegant lyrics Rebecca resurrectsthe art of the Folk-tale and makes it accessible andhip again!Presented by the New Moon Folk Club,Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Basil's Cultural Centre, 10819 - 71 Avenue, Edmonton. Tickets: $20 advance from 780-420-1757 or www.tixonthesquare.ca or $25 at the door.
Born in Mont-Laurier, Quebec to a family of country musicians, Bobby Bazini was naturally encouraged during his childhood to sing and play guitar. Pushed by a radio station DJ in his hometown, Bazini's soulful voice soon impressed major players in the music industry, landing him a record deal, invitations to perform at festivals worldwide and on the set of prestigious French music television show Taratata. His talent is self-evident to anyone who's heard the Montreal-based performer sing, and is part of the reason his debut album Better In Time went platinum and earned him a pair of JUNO nominations for "Pop Album of the Year" and "Best New Artist.” Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
This concert will include the Symphony No. 1 by Frederick the Great, the Concerto for Two Flutes in D Major by Johann Friedrich Fasch and the Concerto for Two Flutes in G Minor by Johann Joachim Quantz. Guest performers for this concert are flautists Elizabeth Koch and Petar Dundjerski. Sunday, March 26 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.caFor more information about this concert visit www.albertabaroque.com
Chronos Vocal Ensemble pays tribute to the regal English tradition of choir and organ music, and featuresJeremy Spurgeon on the organ. Jeremy was also pivotal in the music selection and has chosensome of his favourites to play – a treat for the singers and the audience, to be sure. The repertoire has its basis in an early- to mid-20thcentury golden age of British church music, with composers like Hubert Parry, Charles VilliersStanford and Charles Wood. A highlight will be Ralph Vaughan Williams’a cappella Mass in GMinor for double-choir, a standard of the repertoire for a well-developed chamber choir. Music ofa number of contemporary Canadian composers who write in this tradition will also be featured. Takes place Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.at All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St., Edmonton. More info and tickets available at www.chronosvocalensemble.com
Scandal, conspiracy, espionage and revolution will fill the concert stage as the Edmonton Pops Orchestra performs music from the movies, under the direction of Michael Clark. Prepare to be thrilled by music from films including The Manchurian Candidate, State of Siege, JFK and Enemy of the State in what will be an exciting night for movie lovers and music lovers alike! Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.,100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Ratzlaff, conductor; Leslie Ann Bradley; John Tessier; Alexander Hajek; Tim Anderson, narrator.Franz Joseph Haydn’s timeless vision of God’s creation of the world is bursting with wit and joy. Using the setting of the Genesis account together with passages from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, this masterful oratorio showcases Haydn’s brilliantly inspired writing at his very best. Structured in three parts, the first symbolizes the creation of light, heaven and earth, the sun and moon, land, water and plants. The second represents the creation of all the animals, and the final part describes the joy of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Two years ago, Vancouver-based, border-bending band Delhi 2 Dublin raised the roof at The Arden Theatre with a loud, exuberant and wild ride through continent-crossing sounds. They’re back with music from their latest album, We’re All Desi, a refined collection of songs that stay true to the band’s origins, yet blaze into a new lyrical and sonic territory. A swaggering homage to their favourite Bollywood records from the ’70s, Delhi 2 Dublin’s new music references soul, hip hop, reggae, folk, funk and modern electronica to create a mashup of genres you’ve never experienced before. Note: Get up and dance because it’s going to get loud! This is an amplified performance and ear plugs will be available. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $36 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil’s performances are marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection. While some works pair their instruments as a beautifully intertwined duo, others pit them in an artistic battle of virtuosity.Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.at the Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School, 1001 Calahoo Rd., Spruce Grove. For ticket info, call 780-962-8995.
The Mayor of St. Albert and the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre (CIVC) are pleased to announce the Mayor’s Annual Celebration of Volunteers program. With a history that dates back more than 150 years, St. Albert continues to be known for its small-city, friendly atmosphere. The city’s vibrant sense of community is due, in large measure, to the ongoing contributions made by our residents. Help us recognize those who make a difference, by selflessly giving of their time, energy and enthusiasm. Volunteers will be recognized in one of four categories:• Good Neighbours – residents who help create connected, friendly and safe neighbourhoods• Unsung Heroes – residents who support the efforts of community organizations• Leaders of Tomorrow – youth/youth groups of all ages who demonstrate leadership through action• Volunteer Citizen of the Year – a resident whose exceptional volunteerism has enhanced our communityThe program will take place on May 16, at 7 p.m. at the St. Albert Alliance Church. Nominations will be accepted until April 3. For nomination forms and more information on the program, visit the CIVC website at stalbertcivc.com/celebration-of-volunteers.
Goes March 21 and 22. Open to curlers aged 50+ from St. Albert and surrounding communities. Always great fun with good curling and great food! $45 per person: three games guaranteed. Boxed lunch on Tuesday; banquet on Wednesday. Call Tom Grinnell 780-459-7528 to register. St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street. Phone 780-459-7007.
All singing – all dancing – all Gershwin! “Crazy for You is a love letter to the golden age of Broadway musicals. It’s one of the best scripts that I’ve ever read for a musical. It’s incredible how good the book is.” - Andrew MacDonald-Smith, actor who stars as “Bobby” in Crazy for You. The wait is almost over! Crazy for You® The New Gershwin® Musical, a splashy sensation full of tap-dancing, over-the-top Gershwin musical numbers, and dazzling costumes, is at the Citadel's Shoctor Theatre from March 4 to 26. For ticket info, visit: www.citadeltheatre.com
In a sweaty and sticky hotel room, a middle aged Western man and a young Eastern woman meet for sex. Somewhere between the reality and the fantasy, the sex becomes talk and the talk becomes dangerous. Nothing is off limits in this battle of morality, economics, and desire. Governor General Award winner Erin Shields shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Runs from March 8 to 26 at Shadow Theatre, 10329-83 Ave, Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Do Friday differently. Curl up with a Christian spiritual classic. During these Friday evening and Saturday morning gatherings we will do the following: hear a bit of the historical setting in which the spiritual classic was written, hear a bit about the author (maybe watch a video), read, listen and prayerfully reflect on a number of different quotations by the various authors. Plus have fun! Facilitator: Pastor Ron Klok. Runs March 24 and 25: 7 p.m. Friday to 12 noon Saturday. Live-in: $100. Commute: $45. Must register at least one week prior to event. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave., St. Albert. To register, call 780-459-5511. Visit our website: www.starofthenorth.ca
Please join us in partnership with Red Willow Community Church as we offer a support group to encourage healthy eating. We realize there is no clear definition of what healthy eating is, but this group follows a whole food plant-based diet, which is recommended in the science-based documentary Forks Over Knives. Though this is our last class of this series it is not to late to join, as these classes have been independent of each other. This week we will wind down and celebrate with a Baked Potato Bash and Guilt-Free Desserts. Join us on March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Conference Room of Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave., St Albert. This support group is free, and a way to encourage healthy eating. We ask that you register so we know how much food to prepare. Donations are graciously accepted to cover cost. To register or for more information contact Yvonne at 780-801-0872 or email email@example.com
A healthy lifestyle is key to maintaining good health and energy. Come to this two-hour session on Tuesday, March 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to learn about the natural aging process and myths about aging, pain and its causes, the safe use of medications, preventing memory loss, good sleep hygiene, practical living tips and injury prevention. 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.
A blood donor clinic will be held at the Rendez-Vous Centre, 9913 – 104 St., on Tuesday, March 28 from 2:30 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).
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave., Friday, March 31 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).
Rebuild your self confidence and identity through telling your story: the hardships, the aha moments, times of joy and sadness. This workshop on Sunday April 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.will guide you through the process, how to reflect on these stories to build your new identity outside of your work life, find personal empowerment, experience the joy of play, and stay actively engaged in society. 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.
This spring break, read one (or more) of the books nominated for the Intermediate Category of the Young Reader's Choice Awards. Vote for your favourite online at www.sapl.ca/teens or visit the Teen Corner in person to cast your ballot and you'll be entered for a chance to win a Chapters gift card! The Reading Games are for grades 6-12 and run from March 24 to April 3 with the draw taking place on April 4. The books featured in this year's Reading Games are: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel, Crossover by Kwame Alexander, Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly, Greenglass House by Kate Milford, The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier, Outside In by Sarah Ellis and Skink - No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen. Sign up for the battle by visiting or calling the second floor information desk, 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Bring your brains and try out the library's first-ever escape room. Working with a team of your peers, solve a sequence of puzzles and "escape" from the room before the clock times out. Do you have what it takes? Please register for only one 60-minute session. For grades 5-7. Sessions run: Friday, March 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, March 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. and on Friday, March 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 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.
It's spring break! Come into the library and make a taco-shaped holder for your ear buds on Wednesday, March 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Materials provided. For ages 11 to 17. 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.