October 15, 2014
Call For Artists
GRH Arts in Rehab Council is now accepting art submissions for the 2015 season. We are a health-care facility unique to Alberta and are devoted primarily to high-level rehabilitation care of seniors, adults and children. This facility is visited by approximately 160,000 individuals annually, including inpatients, outpatients, visitors, volunteers and staff.The Arts in Rehab Council was developed to create opportunities for patients and staff to be exposed to Alberta and Canadian art and artists. The Council focuses on exploring sources for artwork exhibition or acquisition and evaluates any and all art works for display. The deadline is Oct. 31, 2014. For more information on submissions contact Kara.Cooper@albertahealthservices.ca.
A five-day celebration of Edmonton’s growing startup community. #yeg loves startups – Hosted by Startup Edmonton, Edmonton Startup Week 2014 is a five-day celebration of learning, discussion, and networking at 20+ community driven events across the city. Programming focuses on three streams: keynotes + sessions, adventures, and mentoring. A strong startup community is more than founders and investors. It’s bolstered by the support of the business community, students, future customers and #yeg champions. To register for individual Edmonton Startup Week events, visit edmontonstartupweek.com/tickets. For a full schedule of events and to register, visit edmontonstartupweek.com.
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. beginning Oct. 18.Located at the Ray McDonald Sports Arena, 9908 – 104 Street, in the lobby and meeting room. Sponsored by The Morinville Festival Society.
We will be serving cream of broccoli soup, pork schnitzel, red cabbage and spaetzel, with apple streudel for dessert. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12 noon. Please purchase your tickets by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.Stop in to purchase, or make your payment by phone using MasterCard or Visa.Call 780-459-0433. Cost: $7. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
Celebrating 45 years of Cheremosh. At 6 p.m., Cocktails, silent auction opens, cash bar. Dress: Semi-formal or black tie; 7:30 p.m. Dinner; entertainment, with dance to follow. Performance by Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company; dance music by Millenia Musical Ensemble. Tickets: $125per person (GST included). Purchase online at cheremosh.ca or contact: email@example.com; 780-619-1097. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway.
The carnival has landed and draped a creepy veil over the town. The carnies and side show freaks have taken over. Mingle with magicians and other ghoulish characters. Join us for an evening of fun and scares. The action will happen inside and out, don’t forget to dress appropriately! Check out treat houses, watch vintage cinema loops at the Capitol Theatre, visit the corpse bride and her grieving groom, listen to fortune tellers’ predictions, hear thrilling stories around bonfires, and much more. An unforgettable magickal experience. Looking for a real scare? Experience The Haunt. Walk through 1885 Street and see re-creations of local ghost stores and urban lore. Programming this year does not include haunted houses. Instead, enjoy fun and scary entertainment from the train station to 1905 Street. Family friendly nights are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.For additional info and ticket purchaes, visit www.fortedmontonpark.ca Fort Edmonton Park, corner of Fox Dr. and Whitemud Dr., shares a parking lot with the John Janzen Nature Centre.
Instead of beer and bratwurst, we’re celebrating with chocolate, wine, food and fabulous entertainment! This special event celebrates the success of SkirtsAFire 2014, while taking a peek at what’s lined up for 2015. Doors will open at 7 p.m., programming will begin at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be going to the 2015 festival. The evening’s musical guests include The Lindsey Walker Band and Western Canadian Music Award Nominee Nuela Charles. An excerpt from Nicole Moeller’s new play The Mothers, which is premiering at SkirtsAFire 2015, will also be performed. Wine and chocolate pairings will be provided by Choklat and silent auction prizes including art, books and spectacular nights out in Edmonton will be up for grabs. Forget the lederhosen and join us for this wonderful evening! Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts,9225-118 Ave. Tickets for the event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and are available online at https://skirtsafire.yapsody.com/. SkirtsAFirecreates a platform for women’s stories presented in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy and spoken word. Artists and audience come together to share in these powerful, moving, insightful and entertaining performances and exhibitions. Join us for next year’s festival March 5 to 8, 2015.
Put on your best costume and join us Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Villeneuve Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m., costume judging 9:30 p.m. Tickets $7.50/person, call Gerald at 780-459-3110. Live music by the Satellites and free lunch. See you there!
Get an early start for Christmas! Featuring art, baking, sewing and woodworking by the St. Albert 50+ Club members and a wide selection of area artisans as well! Plan on enjoying our lunch and snack menu.Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
Come see all kinds of purrfect cats, purebred and domestic at the Edmonton Cat Fanciers show. Watch them be judged in the show ring, adopt a cat or shop for goodies for your own kitties! Edmonton Cat Fanciers Club Fall Cat Show, Ramada Conference Centre, 11834 Kingsway Ave., Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors/kids, $20 family, free to kids under six. For more information: Call Gail 780-464-1491 or Barb 780-419-2953. Website: www.edmontoncat.com
Star of the North Retreat Centre invites you to support Starfestfundraising dinner and silent auction.Bring your friends, and come to enjoy a sparkling fun filled evening, with fine food, draws, and live and silent auctions in support of The Star. Join us Saturday, Oct. 25 at our new venue:Santa Maria Goretti Centre: 11050-90 St, Edmonton. Tickets are $75.For tickets or to make a donation of new items or gift certificates for the auction, or cash donations call: 780-459-5511.
The carnival has landed and draped a creepy veil over the town. The carnies and side show freaks have taken over. Mingle with magicians and other ghoulish characters. Join us for an evening of fun and scares. The action will happen inside and out, don’t forget to dress appropriately! Check out treat houses, watch vintage cinema loops at the Capitol Theatre, visit the corpse bride and her grieving groom, listen to fortune tellers’ predictions, hear thrilling stories around bonfires, and much more. An unforgettable magickal experience. Looking for a real scare? Experience The Haunt. Walk through 1885 Street and see re-creations of local ghost stores and urban lore. Programming this year does not include haunted houses. Instead, enjoy fun and scary entertainment from the train station to 1905 Street. NEW: Adult Only evening, Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m.The first ever Spooktacular Adult Only evening will feature a freak show full of conjurers, soothsayers and necromancers. With the carnival in town it has become hard to tell good from evil, curious from contagious, bizarre from benign … For additional info and ticket purchase, visit www.fortedmontonpark.ca Fort Edmonton Park, corner of Fox Dr. and Whitemud Dr., shares a parking lot with the John Janzen Nature Centre.
The St. Albert 50+ Club invites you to come and explore six wines and appetizer pairings and recipes during this educational and entertaining fundraising event. Your experience will be guided by a professional sommelier. In addition to the “Old World/New World” wines, you may purchase wines for sale by the glass at the wine bar, enter the 50/50 draw and have a chance at raffle prizes. Join us Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Limited number of tickets available:$40/each or $320/table of eight. Purchase at the St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché Street or call 780-459-0433, ext. 0.
Choegyal Rinpoche’s painted memories offer rare insights into the life of a Tibetan Lama and his spiritual community, as they leave Tibet in 1959 to seek refuge in India during the Cultural Revolution.Along the way, Choegyal documented his experiences in a number of paintings and drawings which comprise this exhibition. These works depict not only the sadness and suffering he endured but also joyful memories, as his group eventually found land to settle on.This exhibit, curated by Leah Carnahan, follows an emotional journey and uncovers a historical treasure. Exhibit runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 1; opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Curator’s talk and slideshow from 6 to 7 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
Alberta is horse country in both myth and reality. Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows come to mind, attracting fame with genuinely world-class equine events. But, did you know the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston has North America's premier horse-drawn vehicle collection... or that Strathcona County on Edmonton's eastern edge has the country's highest per capita horse population... or that Edmonton has the last city-owned stable in Canada... or that Alberta has more horse rescue organizations and more wilderness horse trails than any other province? Horses and horse lore are a curious, rare, yet deep theme to fine craft in Alberta. This exhibition presents creative and accomplished craft objects that are useable, wearable, ceremonial, visual, historical, and reflect the human-horse relationship. "Well in Hand" invited craft artists to explore their own horse connections - horse culture. Runs from Oct. 4 to Dec. 24,with an opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Juno Award nominee, Mary Lambert is a dazzling and dynamic Canadian artist in children’s entertainment. Her bubbly personality and colourful performances are filled with infectious music, sheer energy and lots of audience participation. Mary makes her Noisy Theatredebut encouraging young tots to break all theatre rules in this lively and interactive mid-morning performance. At a Noisy Theatre presentation, parents and children alike can laugh and relax in this unique “no-shushing” environment. The house lights stay up and the doors stay open to make this mid-morning show enjoyable – comfortable for toddlers and painless for parents. Mary’s background in music includes producing parades, musical theatre songs, and circus events with all of the children in her neighbourhood as she was growing up. Her childhood energy and creativity bubbled up, to allow her to remain a kid at heart with her musical career in her “big kid” years.Arden Theatre,Thursday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m.Tickets: $10/adults; $5/children (ages 2 to 17), under 2 years, free. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
A family friendly black-light puppet musical about facing your fears. Written by Brendan James Boyd with an original score by Michael Gordon, Albert’s Afraid is a wonderful Halloween-time musical aimed at families with children age 4 to 12! This all new re-imagining of our popular 2013 touring show is filled with surprises, laughs and a few friendly scares! Albert the bat is afraid of...well, everything! He stays home each night, quietly secluded and safe, taking care of his baby sister Ava while his parents go out to gather food. Tonight, however, everything is going to change when Ava learns to fly and gets lost in a nearby graveyard! Now It’s fright-or-flight as Albert must head out and retrieve his baby sister before his parents get home. A cast of delightfully spooky characters guide Albert as he embarks on an exciting, fear-conquering adventure where he must ultimately face his darkest fear to bring his baby sister home safely!Albert’s Afraidwill have three show times (noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., on Oct. 25that the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre; home of the Cosmopolitan Music Society. The event will include a free puppet craft area for kids, some extra spooky entertainment and a special opportunity to have your photo taken with Albert after the show! Presented by The Odd-Lot Puppetry Co. Tickets are $10; $8 for children under the age of 7. Call Tix on the Square 780-420-1757 or purchase online at www.tixonthesquare.ca
Revisit Mel Brook’s classic spoof of StarWars, or discover it for the first time! Dress up as your favourite character and be prepared to participate as we shout, act out and laugh. May the Schwartz be with you! This film is rated PG for suggestive humour, language and some comic sci-fi violence. This is a free event for teens and adults on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome, but a limited number of admission tickets will be issued. Contact the library in advance at 780-459-1682 to reserve your ticket. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
For kids ages 2.5 to 5 years. Preschool children love to listen to us read and explore books. In this interactive program, children will explore stories from Mother Goose to Pete the Cat. The children will be toe-tapping and hand-clapping while they listen to stories through finger plays, musical activities, puppets, games and crafts. These classes will be jammed packed with story time fun! Tuesdays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. Fees: Members: $24; non-members: $42. Check out our online calendar and Facebook page for up to date program information or cancelations, To register for programs or for more information contact us at: 780-459-7377; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.facebook.com/St.AlbertFRC.St. Albert Family Resource Centre,#10A 215 Carnegie Drive.
The library offers regular, introductory 60 or 90-minute computer classes free to St. Albert Public Library cardholders. We still have a few spaces available in the following October classes: Google Doc for Beginners on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m.; Facebook and More on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.; Google Calendar for Beginners on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.; Our 10 Favourite Apps on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.; Introduction to Cloud Computing on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Check www.sapl.cafor other classes being offered later in the fall. Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Alberta now has over 1000 small solar systems feeding into the power grid. Being a micro-generator is simpler and more economical than ever before. How does Alberta’s electricity market work and how can you take advantage of it as a power producer? Learn to understand your utility bill in that context and understand the steps to becoming a renewable energy generator in Alberta. Generating your own power saves you money and provides some independence from the market. Learn about the steps, the equipment choices and how to find a qualified installer. Come hear how it is done. Presenter: Warren Sarauer is the past chair of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta. He has remodeled an Edmonton commercial building to enable it to regularly its excess solar generated electricity to Alberta's grid. He owns an Edmonton-based solar electric installation company, Evergreen and Gold Renewable Energy. The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is a community based non-profit educational society offering high quality solar energy educational events in Alberta since 1976.Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,at MacEwan University City Centre Campus, CN Theatre, Rm. 5-142. Admission is free. For more info, contact: Rob Harlan, SESA Executive Director 780-443-7788 email@example.com or visit: www.solaralberta.ca
Litfest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival is pleased to announce Naomi Klein, award‐winning journalist, syndicated columnist andNew York Times best‐selling author, will headline this year’s festival. Forget everything you think you know about global warming. Best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein follows up her books No Logoand The Shock Doctrineby exposing the myths clouding the climate debate in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. In This Changes Everything, Klein argues that the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. We either embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon the physical world. The status quo is no longer an option. For more information, check out thischangeseverything.org. Edmonton’s Litfest is the only nonfiction festival in Canada.Monday, Oct. 20at 7 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com. Full details of the festival’s programming available at litfestalberta.org.
Litfest and the Edmonton Arts Council will launch a partnership to promote local authors in Edmonton. Homegrown authors of different literary genres will read and discuss their work as part of Edmonton Arts Council’s Happenings programming on Churchill Square. A host will accompany the authors to mediate a discussion between the writer and the public audience.Tuesday, Oct. 21: Edmonton’s historian laureate, Danielle Metcalfe-Chanail w/ host Michael Hingston. LitFest is the only nonfiction festival in Canada, bringing together bestselling, award-winning, and emerging authors of books, periodical, and digital content, with a focus on Edmonton’s blossoming reputation as an incubator for literary talent. LitFest runs Oct. 16 to 26 in locations throughout the downtown core. For Litfest schedule information, visit www.litfestalberta.org
Do you love reading and talking about books you’ve read? The library offers two drop-in book discussion groups (afternoon and evening) which meet in the library on the third Tuesday of each month. Come onTuesday, Oct. 21 to join in the lively discussion and share your impressions of the titles we are reading. (Book selections: for the 2 p.m. meeting – The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba; for the 7 p.m. meeting – The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis). The library holds multiple copies of book club selections to borrow with your library card. For more information, or to get the list of the upcoming titles being discussed, visit the Book Club page on our website (www.sapl.ca) or call 780-459-1682. The library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Delight in the company of Joseph Boyden, multi-award-winning author and winner of Canada Reads for his novel The Orenda. He will talk about this fictional account of the wars that gave rise to our nation, and the heritage that influences his work. He will be in conversation with local author Diana Davidson.Boyden grew up in Ontario, and now divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana, where he teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of New Orleans. Boyden appears as part of St. Albert Public Library’s STARFest Readers’ Festival at the Arden Theatre onThursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $10, available at the library or online at www.starfest.ca. The library and Arden Theatre are both located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Jane Christmas was eight years old when she threaded a piece of paper into a typewriter and forged a note from her parents to get out of gym class. It worked, and a writer was born! Now an internationally acclaimed author of travel memoir, Christmas will be in conversation with Anne Bailey to discuss her work and the personal journeys that inspired them. Her latest book, And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life, was shortlisted for the 2014 Leacock Medal for Humour. Christmas appears at St. Albert Public Library’s STARFest Readers’ Festival onFriday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. This event is offered in partnership with LitFest. Tickets are $5, available at the library or online by visiting www.starfest.caor from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757 or www.tixonthesquare.ca. The library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Reflect on the sacrifices made as we mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War with these two debut novelists. P.S. Duffy and Jennifer Robson capture the mood of the period as they tell their stories of love, loss, uncertainty and survival. Duffy’s novel is The Cartographer of No Man’s Land, and Robson’s is entitled Somewhere in France. The discussion will be hosted by Paula Simons, the Edmonton Journal’s award-winning city columnist, as part of the St. Albert Public Library’s STARFest Readers’ Festival onSaturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $5, available at the library or online by visiting www.starfest.ca. The library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Please join us at our monthly meeting with guest speaker Denise O’Reilly who will speak on the topic “Saving seed of Northern Alberta Plants” on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.in the lunchroom, Sir George Simpson Jr. High School, 50 Grosvenor Blvd. For more info, call June at 780-459-5140. Website: www.stalbertgardenclub.info
Help us commemorate the start of the First World War through two very special exhibitions. The Musée Héritage Museum is presenting exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The first exhibition recognizes the contributions made by those who served, introducing the visitor to the individuals who gave so much. The second exhibition looks at the impact of the war at home and what the community did to support the war effort. Joining Up: Our Men and Women in the First World WarIn spite of being half a world away, the battlefields of the First World War had a great effect on St Albert. Being such a young country, many of our citizens still had strong ties to their homelands and a passionate desire to defend them. European-born French, Belgian and Swiss immigrants were called home to serve and dozens of Canadian-born patriots rushed to sign up as well. Like so many other towns in western Canada, the impact on the small community was intense and long lasting. This exhibition remembers the contributions of the more than sixty young men and one woman from the St Albert area that left their homes and families to join up. Runs from June 17 to Nov. 16.The Home Front: Life in St Albert During the First World War What was St Albert like at the outbreak of the war and how did its citizens react to the conflict? Roughly ten percent of the population of this small, primarily Francophone, town went to serve in Europe. Those at home were let to keep the town running, raise money and supplies for the war effort and harvest crops to send overseas for the troops. They rallied to support not only the war effort but also each other in this time of stress and great loss. Through photos, news clippings and artifacts this exhibition looks at what life was like in St Albert leading up to and during the Great War.Runs from June 17 to Aug. 31. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
For the past few months, the Musée Héritage Museum has presented exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The final exhibition of the series, Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel and the Motor Machine Gun Brigade is on display from Sept. 9 to Nov. 16. This exhibition is the remarkable story of a remarkable man. After serving on one of the last sailing ships, the young Brutinel joined the French Military. In 1904 he moved his family to Alberta. His contributions to the fledgling province include serving as editor for Le Courrier de l’Ouest, Alberta’s first French language newspaper, surveying routes and resources for the Grand Trunk Railway, playing a central role in the development of the Coal Branch and building the Interurban Railway between Edmonton and St Albert. When the Frist World War began, he served in the Canadian Forces, creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade which he tirelessly championed as a new tactical force in modern warfare. His brigade played a vital role in many crucial battles. During the Second World War, he continued the fight, working with the French resistance, to yet again free his homeland. Please join us for the opening reception and book launch on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Join us for a special talk on Brutinel with historians Juliette Champagne and John Matthews on Saturday, September 27 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., in partnership with the St. Albert Library. Written by close family friends, Dominique and Jacques Baylaucq, Brutinel is the fascinating biography of a French immigrant to Alberta, Canada. In the early 1900s he made significant contributions to the fledgling province working as a newspaper editor, surveyor and railway builder before joining the Canadian Army and creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade, a new tactical force in modern warfare. The book includes transcripts of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviews with Brutinel about his service during the Second World War. Join historians Juliette Champagne and John Matthews as they speak on Brutinel’s importance to the Francophone history of Alberta, as well as his ingenuity and contributions to the Canadian Forces during the Second World War. Reception and tour of the Brutinel exhibition to follow at the Musée Héritage Museum. Books (in both English and French) will be available for purchase. Please call the library at 780-459-1682 to register. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
Roch Voisine has sold 12 million records worldwide over his career, uniquely maintaining superstar profiles in both French and in English. His albums have achieved gold, platinum and multi-platinum status. In 1994 he won the JUNO Award for "Male Vocalist of the Year" and in 1997 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. His latest album My Very Best was released in February and includes a collection of his English hit songs as well as four new tracks including the first single "Living Out My Dreams", a song specifically created for the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as the official Anthem for the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team competing in Sochi.Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Come listen to violins, guitar and piano from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22at McDougall United Church, banquet hall, 101 St., one block south of Jasper Ave., use Macdonald Drive entrance, facing the river. Admission is free! Bring your friends and a bag lunch; coffee and tea available. Funded by contributions from individual donors and volunteers from the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
One of Canada's exceptional young guitarists, Emma Rush was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Halifax. Further studies took her to Germany, where she worked with renowned guitarist Dale Kavanagh at the Hochschule fur Musik in Detmold. Emma Rush currently lives and teaches in Hamilton, where she organizes the Guitar Hamilton concert series and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival. Recent engagements have included concerts for the Fort Worth and Philadelphia guitar societies, and a faculty position at the International Guitar Festival in Iserlohn, Germany. Upcoming appearances will include concerts in Canada, the United States, Spain, Mexico and Turkey. Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.,Muttart Hall, Alberta College 10050 Macdonald Drive. Tickets: $20/members/students/seniors; $25/general. Call 780-420-1757 or purchase online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
Channeling the high-energy performance ethic of artists like Dwight Yoakum and Little Feat, Ridley and his band tear a deep strip off any joint they play. Of course these are love stories told the way only Ridley can; tracks that run the gamut from hard and bitter to hardly better, including a beautifully rendered, deliberately down-tempo take on the classic Tom Petty song , 'You Got Lucky'.Friday, Oct. 24.Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. St. Basil's Cultural Centre 10819 - 71 Ave. Tickets: $18 advance from Tix on the Square; $22 at the door. Children under 12: half-price, at door only. Visit the website: www.fmfc.org
Rossini's chattering rhythms lend themselves well to an opera plot that styles itself a cut above the rest. On a 1940s film studio backlot, Almaviva hopes to win the heart of the film starlet Rosina, but he must first contend with the movie studio owner Bartolo, who also hopes to marry Rosina. Luckily, the meddlesome hair stylist Figaro provides plenty of distraction to make sure the girl ends up with the right guy. Allison Grant, who previously directed Die Fledermaus in the 2013/14 season, returns to direct this stylish comedy with catchy melodies. Sung in Italian with projected English translation. Approximate run time: two hours and 40 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission. At the Jubilee Auditorium, Saturday, Oct. 25, Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30. For ticket info, call the Edmonton Opera box office at 780-429-1000, or 1-855-985-5000 or visit: www.ticketmaster.ca For more info, visit: www.edmontonopera.com
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. at The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Ave., Ticket info available from 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
Communication skills or the lack of communication skills can have a large impact on a person’s success in life. Communication skills learned at an early age will provide individuals with skills that are needed to interact successfully with a wide variety of people and situations, while a lack of skills will make it more difficult to get what is wanted out of life. There are several models that explain how we communicate, included is one that divides communication into four major communication skills that will impact a person’s ability to communicate effectively.Join usTuesday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.for our Caregiver Information Session and opportunity to share! Please call 780-459-0433 ext. 2 to register for this FREE session. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
Enhancing your ability to remember. Learn strategies to remember better and sustain this ability. Learn ways to keep your brain in top running condition.Runs from Oct. 21 to Nov. 10: Tuesdays: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Presented by the St. Albert & Sturgeon Primary Care Network. No cost to attend. Call 780-459-0433 ext. 0 to register. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
This workshop is helpful to all people who wish to understand what people at risk of suicide are needing from the caregiver. This model does not assess risk but takes the view that all people who are having thoughts of suicide need some type of intervention. This program is designed for all people interested in learning suicide first aid skills. As in CPR skills, the more individuals that have these skills the greater the likelihood of decreasing suicidal rates. Our community, and society as a whole, is then better prepared, more ready, willing and able to recognize and appropriately respond to the needs of the person at risk of suicide. ASIST is a standardized program that provides awareness, tools, a model and a common language that is applicable to formal and informal caregivers. It is not therapy but many people who are learning these skills may be feeling depressed or have had thoughts of suicide and we do not discourage talking about this. Part of ASIST mandate is that the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide will cease to exist through open and honest disclosure and discussion on the topic of suicide. ASIST is a two-day, intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course developed by LivingWorks Education. It is designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide. The ASIST workshop helps to 1) understand attitudes towards suicide 2) recognize and assess risk of suicide 3) learn suicide intervention techniques 4) practice intervention skills and 5) access local resources and people that can help during a crisis. ASIST workshop is designed for professionals, caregivers, and individuals who may work or be in contact with people-at-risk for suicide. These may include but not be limited to: counsellors, volunteers, teachers, medical staff, police, clergy, and youth workers. Please note that the ASIST workshop is not a therapy session for people who are feeling suicidal or depressed.To register, please contact Kari Boult at 780-420-6081, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $185/person. RunsOct. 23 & 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Catholic Social Services East Office, 8212 – 118 Ave. in Room 035 and the Genesis Room.
For many people, coping with a chronic health condition like diabetes can be extremely trying. Fatigue, pain, sleeping problems, loss of energy, depression and anxiety about the future are common. Alberta Health Services offers the Better Choices Better Health™ Diabetes Self-Management Program to help you learn more about diabetes and explore ways to take care of yourself in order to enjoy a better quality of life! This program was developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and was found to lower the HbA1c of people with diabetes as well as decrease their diabetes related symptoms. Some of the topics discussed are: understanding diabetes and self-monitoring; healthy eating and becoming more active; tips for talking to your health care team; action plans and problem solving; dealing with feelings like fear, anger or frustration; how to make everyday tasks easier. The workshops run once a week for six weeks and each session lasts about two hours. There are 10 to 15 people in each group and best of all, there is no charge! Support persons (a family member, friend, caregiver) is welcome to attend along with you! Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Nov. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to noon,in the St. Albert 50+ Club boardroom. To register for this workshop or for more information call 780-459-0433 visit www.albertahealthservices.ca/bcbh.asp