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Morinville Outdoor Farmers’ Market Opens!

Come visit us and enjoy the wonderful and delicious products available at our market! Join us every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. from June 6 to Sept. 26. Located in the Ray McDonald Sports Arena parking lot, 9908 – 104 Street. Sponsored by The Morinville Festival Society. 

St. Albert’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market

The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is the largest outdoor market in Western Canada, attracting crowds of 15,000 – 20,000 each Saturday from June to October!June 14th marks the opening day for the 2014 St. Albert Farmers’ Market,with a bigger and better market than ever before. The market features more than 250 vendors, five special event days, and a variety of top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade.Stop by the market to find:fresh produce;homemade baking; pickles and preserves;woodworking;farm fresh chicken;ethnic food;pottery;honey;arts and crafts;B.C. fruit;fresh fish;pork and beef;jewelry;stained glass;organic meats and produce, family entertainment;and much, much more! Come visit us every Saturday,rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Located on St. Anne and St. Thomas Streets, downtown St. Albert, in the heart of the Perron District. The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is classified as a Food Establishment: No smoking and no dogs are permitted, except for service dogs.The last outdoor market of the year takes place Oct. 11! 

Morinville Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction

Texas Scramble format, Registration includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, barbecue steak dinner and prizes. Cost: $110/person; steak dinner only: $25. Proceeds to Camp He Ho Ha and the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation. For more info, contact Francis Fryters, phone 780-939-3741 or fax 780-939-3727 or email: jfryters@shaw.ca. RSVP prior to Aug. 1, 2014. Tee off at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 9,at the Cardiff Golf & Country Club. Sponsored by the Morinville Lions Club. 

July ArtWalk at the St. Albert Public Library

The library is pleased to participate in ArtWalk 2014. Our July ArtWalk exhibit features local artist Tom Steele. Tom was born in Saskatchewan, but his career as a veterinarian brought him to live in many Alberta communities including Edmonton, Lethbridge, Camrose. He is now retired, and living in St. Albert, where he is more actively involved in his art and the St. Albert Painters Guild. Please join us for ArtWalk onThursday, July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. to experience the art of Tom Steele. This exhibit will remain in the library for the month of July. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street. 

Farm to Table Dinner 

Local ingredients from local producers prepared by local chefs equals – a delicious night out in Morinville! Local farms have donated pork, bison, lamb and duck, which will be prepared by some of Morinville's finest chefs while garden members will be creating side dishes, salad and desserts from fresh garden produce. This will provide everyone attending an exquisite culinary experience. This event is produced in co-ordination with the Farmer's Market Community Fair which will be happening before and after the dinner which includes a bench fair, country style games, and a street dance. Hosted by the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens Society on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Park (across from the arena). Get your tickets early! Early bird prize draw will be July 31st. Ticket cost: $25/adult, $15/youth (7-17 yrs.) and seniors; 0-6 yrs. admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the following Morinville locations: Vintage Petals Tea Shoppe, Turner Goldsmiths, Morinville Sobey's, Servus Credit Union. Hunter's Print & Copy, Shell Station, Marshall's Roofing – or contact gardeninfo@morinvillecommunitygardens.com. Visit the website for up-to-date information:www.morinvillecommunitygardens.com/

St. Albert & District Garden Club Wants You!

Our members are preparing for the annual flower and produce show, to be held August 23 and 24. The citizens of the area are invited to exhibit some of the produce grown in their gardens. The requirements for exhibiting can be obtained from www.stalbertgardenclub.info or by calling Derrick at 780-458-7430 or Patricia at 780-458-7424. 

50+ Club Men’s Breakfast Club 

Socialize, meet new people, learn something, play pool, darts or shuffleboard and have a hearty breakfast. Members and non-members are welcome!Join us on Tuesday, July 29, breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., speaker at 10 a.m.Guest speaker: Suzan Krecsy, executive director of the St. Albert Food Bank & Community Village. Cost: $7. No registration required – come on in! Call 780-459-0433 ext. 0 for more information. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St. 

50+ Club Social Lunch 

We will be serving a cucumber salad with breadsticks, chicken pot pie with biscuits and baked Alaska for dessert. Join us on Thursday, July 31 at 12 noon. Please purchase your tickets by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29.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. 

Singing in the Park!

The St. Albert Church of Christ invites you to join us as we host an evening of a cappella gospel singing at Lions Park (Sir Winston Churchill Avenue and Taché Street) on Wednesday, July 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Check us out at stalbertchurchofchrist.org. 

Rockin’ August

A car show and celebration of rock ’n’ roll! Five days of activities begin early on Tuesday morning. Each evening a different location in St. Albert hosts an evening of classic car shows, community barbecues and musical entertainment. Night at the Drive-In takes place on Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. We’ll be set up at the Servus Place parking lot – hotdogs, popcorn and pop will be available. A donation to ADF of $20/car gets you in! Friday night, the streets of St. Albert are packed with thousands of eager spectators viewing hundreds of classic cars as they parade past city hall. The party continues into the evening as the stage is filled with some of the best musical entertainment of the year. Lions Park in St. Albert is home to the much-anticipated Show’n Shine that starts early Saturday morning. Saturday evening, a dinner, dance and silent auction to wrap up the week of events. Events go from Aug. 5 to 9! Dress in your best ’50s or ’60s style clothing or just come as you are for all the fun! Visit: www.rocknaugust.com for locations and details. 

Exhibits

High Adventure: Byron Harmon on the Columbia Icefield, 1924

Photographs, film, lantern and stereo-slides created by Banff photographer Byron Harmon on his trek across the Columbia Icefield in 1924. These images were to be the pinnacle of Harmon’s long career of famously photographing the Rockies. Laden with a motion picture camera, four still cameras and the necessary film, it took sixteen pack horses and three experienced mountain men—in addition to Harmon himself—to make the at times, perilous journey.As Banff’s first professional photographer, Harmon played an important role in establishing the town as a tourist attraction. Through his postcards and film footage, he made Canada’s Rocky Mountains known to the world. Harmon captured the iconic images of Banff and the mountains at a time things there were rapidly changing—from rugged and isolated to the bustling tourist mecca it’s now known as.Learn more about High Adventure: Byron Harmon on the Columbia Icefield through an In-Gallery talk on Saturday, March 29 at 2 pm with exhibition co-curators Ruth Burns and Mary-Beth Laviolette. It’s free for AGA Members and free with Gallery admission. Exhibit runs March 29 to August 17, 2014. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: www.youraga.ca 

Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson: Jasper / Robson, 1924

In 1924 key Group of Seven members Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson travelled west to paint the mountains of Jasper National Park in Alberta and Mount Robson Provincial Park in B.C. This exhibition showcases the works that were created by these two remarkable artists and it is as much about these places as it is about these two painters. Exhibit runs March 29 to August 17, 2014 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: www.youraga.ca 

Glenrose Hospital Galleries

Art on the Inside Gallery and Mezzanine Gallery:Wanda Whaley is presenting “Images of the Past” until August 14th in both Galleries. Wanda’s art expresses the connection between us and the earth; land, water, forest and sky. Guided by the buffalo spirit, she paints on four different types of media; slate, clay, birch bark and buffalo hide. With bark, every layer takes the paint differently and with hide the skin and hair adds a separate texture that complements the painting. Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 111 Avenue, Edmonton. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Bread Basket: Membership Show & Sale

In Gallery A: Works L arger than a Bread Basket Juried Membership Show: Argy-Burgess . Borowski . Cann . Charest . Constable . McBride . Nikolic . Sereno-Janz . Thibault. Nine artists featured in our front gallery present exceptional work, expressive in voice and media, ranging from dramatic wood cut prints, six foot gel transfers, mixed media sculptural reliefs through evocative paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolour. In Gallery B: Smaller Than a Bread Basket Although limited by size, these small works by our Visual Arts Alberta – Carfac membership bring power and punch to the front line. These works bring the magic of multiple views /investigations and discoveries of the world we live in out of their studios and into our lives! Exhibits run June 19 to Aug. 1. Location: Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC, 3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street, Edmonton. Hours: Wed.-Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. 

VASA Gallery: Structures by Byron McBride

The interplay of urban and rural space is quite compelling and a constant source of inspiration for McBride’s work.  We have worked hard to develop cities and we guard them very jealously from the perceived chaos without. Recent events, including time in Europe and the loss of several people close to the artist, have caused him to consider more deeply structure – from the composition of an object, to the perceptions and ideals embodied by it, to its context in the everyday.  Everything is solid, but only from a certain point of view: buildings have strength, but are essentially hollow; our bodies are mainly liquid but can they be quite resilient.  McBride is interested altering the context of objects and playing with their form to question their role in the larger universe.Exhibit runs from July 2 to Aug. 1 (Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Opening reception on July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert. 

Retreat: Sherri Chaba

Having lived most of her life in rural Alberta, artist Sherri Chaba has a strong personal connection to the land and its history, a connection that has been altered by industrial presence on and near her property.  This experience is reflected in works that merge the industrial with nature and recycled historical objects. Chaba creates multimedia installations that draw upon modern environmental issues.  As a way of moving beyond the personal, the installation, titled ‘Retreat’, challenges people to share their experiences and reflect on them in a wider context.  Viewers are invited to bring their knowledge and vision into the space, in the hope that they will develop a deeper understanding as to where they situate themselves within 21st century dialogues of ecological and societal sustainability.  Chaba’s works are confrontational, ominous and yet sublime. They conquer the spaces they occupy and are both physically and psychologically affective. The environment Chaba creates is immersive in a very literal sense. Woven wire sculptures dominate the space and can be entered. Other forms can be peered into, revealing small scale installation works. Exhibit runs from July 3 to Aug. 2; opening reception on Thursday, July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310. 

Distraction of a Stationary Nature: Shyra De Souza

The stop-motion animation Distraction of a Stationary Nature by Calgary based artist Shyra De Souza, presents a metaphor for the way in which our culture constructs the environment, often in the image of nature. Kitsch and novelty stationery items seemingly come to life, providing entertainment and escape from the mundane for the protagonist in this 9.5 minute film. This incredibly resourceful piece was nominated by the Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in an Animation. Exhibit runs from July 3 to Aug. 2; opening reception on Thursday, July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310. 

Continuum …

Most craft artists teach, something, somewhere, to someone. This might be formally in settings such as universities or cultural centres, informally in workshops or their own studios, or even casually by explaining their work to a friend or potential customer.  They might teach children, youth, adults or seniors; first-timers, serious students or other professionals; at any level of skill development and awareness. Each of these teaching scenarios entails exchange of knowledge and insight, but also emotional encouragement and downright fun. Many artists teach because it leads to rich reciprocal sharing of information, experience or excitement. And, many of the best or most natural teachers understand that, while they like to teach, they especially like to learn from their students. Continuum is a surprisingly large and diverse exhibition of work by 35 of ACC's leading fine craft maker-teacher members. They have each written about their personal interests in teaching, their rewards, their goals, even some of their favourite teaching experiences and students. Continuum explores the teacher-student and student-teacher dynamic ... how it all circles around... in a continuum. Participating artists: Mindy Andrews, Ed Bamiling, John Blair, Karen Cantine, Sarabeth Carnat, Katrina Chaytor, Linda Chow, Teena Dickerson, Jim Etzkorn, Stephen Evans, Dee Fontans, Darcy Gusse-Edinga, Crys Harse, George Heagle, Joan Irvin, Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, Bradley Keys, Sharon Kootenay Cherweniuk, Susan Kristoferson, Charles Lewton-Brain, Brenda Malkinson, Lisa McGrath, Dan Miller, Aaron Nelson, Sara Norquay, Greg Payce, Darren J Petersen, Julia Reimer, Shirley Rimer, Tyler Rock, Natali Rodrigues, Meghan Wagg, Keith Walker, Arlene Westen Evans, Simon Wroot.Runs from July 12 to Sept. 27, with an opening reception: Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St. 

Families

Tours for Tots: Mail Art


Fluxus your art muscles, and learn about this unique art form! Visit our exhibition 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta to gather ideas before experimenting with a variety of materials to create the perfect mailable art piece that no one would return to sender! 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. For kids aged 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, July 30 from 10 to 11 a.m.Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. 

Festivals

Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival

It’s Canada’s large bluegrass festival! You wil hear Suzy Bogguss, Rambling Rooks, James King, John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, Larry Stephenson, Grasstown, The Command Sisters, Trick Rider and more! There are workshops and open stages, too!The festival goes Aug. 1, 2 and 3at Heritage Park in Stony Plain. Find all the details at: www.blueberrybluegrass.com 

Heritage Festival

This year, 60 pavilions represent more than 85 cultures from all over the world. Sample culinary delicacies, see creative performances, shop for crafts, artwork, and clothing. Enjoy cultural displays and hear stories about some cultures or ethnic backgrounds. Admission free, but a donation for Edmonton’s Food Bank would be appreciated. There is no public parking in Hawrelak Park during the Festival, so the following options are available: ETS Park ‘n Ride; (DATS) Services; Bicycle/On foot.Take your trip around the world from Aug. 2 to 4!Visit our website for details. NO DOGS ALLOWED. Details at: www.heritage-festival.com 

Film

Edmonton Film Society: Red Garters

A non-profit group dedicated to keeping the “silver screen”/Hollywood of yesteryear in the public eye. Each movie is preceded by a short, informative talk about the film. The Edmonton Film Society’s summer series is: Those Fabulous Musicals. They were truly fabulous, those old musicals. Their stars could sing, others could dance while still others could do both. The 1940s and ’50s saw the apex of the musical genre, given a gentle push by audiences hungry for escapist entertainment first from the Depression, then during the Second World War. Plots were often excuses to break into song and dance and these stars made the most of it.  Logic and strong plot development were not strong points, but style and sophistication were. Join us as we reminisce and pay tribute to some incandescent stars. We miss them. But we can still take in their talents as we are whisked back to other times, when life was a little less complex and maybe a lot more fun.Monday, July 28:Red Garters (1954, PG) In the same year that the Western musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers made a major impact with audiences, a Western spoof in musical form was released and barely caused a ripple. Perhaps audiences weren’t ready for a satire on a genre then very popular with both moviegoers and TV watchers.Red Garters inverted many horse opera clichés: the cavalry fails to arrive at the last moment; the hero fails to score in the climactic shoot-out; the saloon girl forms a moral centre of the film.The first sign we’re in for something diverting is the sight of the deliberately artificial sets by Hal Pereira and Roland Anderson and the stylized set dressing of Sam Comer and Ray Moyer. All were honoured with an Oscar nomination.The cast is a combination of new talent and veteran performers. Best is Rosemary Clooney as a saloon songstress who intends to land the sheriff, Jack Carson, who looks nothing like a romantic lead.  Entering the scene is Guy Mitchell, a stranger who thinks he has a feud to settle, looking for a bit of vengeance while attracting local feminine interest. Songs were by the hitmakers Jay Livingstone and Ray Evans.Films begin at 8 p.m. Royal Alberta Museum auditorium. Ticket info:www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/events/movies/movies.cfm 

Kids

Summer Reading Games St. Albert Public Library

The library’s spectacular summer reading games are back!  Children in grades 1 to 6 are invited to come down to the Library to experience The Great Museum Escape. Each year the library’s large program room is transformed into a life-sized, interactive game that kids can play throughout the summer. Players will visit a different room of the museum with every turn they take in the game. At the completion of each turn, they will enjoy choosing books to read from different categories, and they will be one step closer to completing their quest. This is a fun way to keep kids reading throughout the summer break – kids love it! There is also a separate game just for preschoolers called Lost on Dino Island. Best of all, St. Albert kids read free! Visit the children’s library to find out more and play. Summer reading games run through to Aug. 19. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street. 

Salvation Army Soul Sportz Summer Day Camps

School’s out! Looking for something for the kids to do? Our summer day camps bring a new adventure each week: • God is With Us • God Gives Us What We Need • God Gives Us Strength • God Saves Us • God Guides Us. Crafts, games, sports, interactive learning and a field trip. Snack provided; please bring your own lunch. Camps run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., July 7 to Aug. 15. Cost: $60/week per child. For more information, call: 780-458-1937. 

Tuesdays Together 

Tuesdays Together is a new family drop-in program at the Musée Héritage Museum, throughout July and August, beginning on July 8. Programs run from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., and are appropriate for all ages. Program rates are a suggested donation of $2 per child; no pre-registration required. New themes will be announced each week – visit our website for additional details:www.MuseeHeritage.ca. Join us at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert Place, Tuesdays in July and August.

Summer Programs for Kids at the St. Albert Public Library

In addition to our fabulous summer reading games, the library offers these free summer programs for children that include fun stories, activities and crafts. Programs for kids in grades 1 through 6 run for one hour with two times to choose from, 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., on the following dates: July 9 (Swashbuckling Pirates); July 16 (Noble Knights and Daring Dragons); July 23 (3, 2, 1, Blast off!); July 30 (Roaring Rodeo); Aug. 6 (Pyramids, Mummies and More); and Aug. 13 (Digging for Dinosaurs). Programs for preschool children run for 30 minutes at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. on the following dates: July 31 (Creepy Crawling Critters); Aug. 7 (Barnyard Bash); and Aug. 14 (Dino Dance Party). You must register in advance by visiting or calling the children’s desk at 780-459-1532. A valid St. Albert Public Library card is required. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street. 

Craft Thursdays

Drop by the St Albert Grain Elevator Park on Meadowview Drive, every Thursday throughout the summer between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and make a special pendant or create clay beads to add to your own jewelry collection. Each week will also feature games and lemonade so drop in and say hello! Program fee is a suggested donation of $2 per child; no pre-registration required.Please contact sagetrain@gmail.com or 780-419-7354 for groups of more than 10 participants. Please visit www.MuseeHeritage.cafor additional information. Join us Thursdays throughout the summer at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. 

BLESS Summer Nature Centre: Where’s The Water

Come on down to the newly renovated nature centre to discover the diversity of life found in the Sturgeon River and what can be found in other lakes and rivers in Alberta. Build a nest and learn how to camouflage it; discover the difference between frogs and toads and learn about threats to wetlands and what you can do to help protect them! Where’s The Water runsfrom July 28 to Aug. 1.As always, all activities are completely free and all ages are welcome to join in the fun! The Nature Centre is located in the log cabin at the corner of St. Albert Trail and Sturgeon Road and is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Wednesdays when we’re here from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., so that busy moms and dads can join in the fun!

Learn

Jams and Jellies

Learn to create cooked jams with pectin and freezer jams with Carol Cooper from the Fruits of Sherbrooke. She will make it fun and easy by showing you a number of ingredients to create your own unique jams as well as give you the confidence to explore different combinations of fruit and herbs. You will need to bring three 250mL canning jars (with lids), three 250mL plastic containers for freezing, a knife, pen and paper. Sponsored by Morinville Sobeys.Thursday, July 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.,at the kitchen at Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Max: 20 people. Cost $10. Register online on the Town of Morinville Community Services website:https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/morinville/Home or call 780-939-7839. 

Literary

 “The Muse”: Museum of Summer Reading at the Library

Discover the Muse with our eighth annual adult summer reading game. Be inspired by the wonders and discoveries of reading as you spin to explore the rooms and exhibits of our museum. Spin our Reading Wheel to determine the first book category to read from, then read a second book of your choice and enter to win. There are great weekly prizes and the end-of-game grand prize – a Kobo Touch eReader! Just stop by the second floor Information Desk to play anytime during regular library hours throughout the summer (final day Aug. 19).  You can also check out our blog at saplsrg.wordpress.com.What will your Muse be this summer? St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street. 

Museum

Western Threads: Contemporary Fibre Art

Be inspired by beautiful wall art, whimsical dolls, colourful quilts, stunning wearable art and pictorial rugs. Over 100 fibre art pieces are featured in the Western Threads: Contemporary Fibre Art exhibition. 'Fibre art' is a post Second World War term that describes the work done by artists using fibre as an art medium. Fibre artists today continue to experiment and use innovative techniques to breathe new life into ancient fibre techniques. Today, photo transfer techniques and computer-generated designs are applied to traditional quilting, rug hooking and weaving techniques. Fibre artists who strictly adhere to traditional techniques enliven their work with new materials to add texture, colour and luminosity. This exhibition brings together the remarkable work by members of the Focus on Fibre Art Association, the Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon and the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Western Canadian Branch. Vibrant colours and rich textures provide the "common thread" for these exquisitely uncommon works of art.Opens Saturday, April 12 at the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 – 102 Ave. Website: www.royalalbertamuseum.ca

St. Albert Remembers…

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 

Music

Qualico Patio Series at Festival Place

Festival Place in Sherwood Park once again opens its patio doors! Patrons are invited to take in summer’s best offerings of outdoor music while also taking in the sights of beautiful Broadmoor Lake, with its profusion of greenery and waterfowl. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from July 2 to Aug. 27 (plus a special Canada Day show with Red Ram on July 1), rain or shine (if it rains, the event moves inside to the banquet room), Festival Place will present two acts featuring an eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, Celtic, folk, blues and country from local and touring musicians. General admission tickets: $8. Join us for summer evenings of relaxation, barbecue dinners, chilled refreshments and outstanding entertainment. Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. Tickets: $8 each, available at the Festival Place Box Office, 780-449-3378, www.festivalplace.ab.ca, or Ticketmaster. 

Sports

St. Albert Minor Baseball Association

The senior Cardinals in the Alberta West Central Baseball Association, junior Cardinals in the North Central Alberta Baseball League, midget AAA Cardinals in the NorWest Midget AAA Baseball league and bantam AAA Cardinals in the Baseball Alberta Tier 1 performance league are among several SAMBA affiliated teams that play ball at Legion Memorial Park. Visit www.stalbertbaseball.com for the schedules. 

St. Albert Impact Soccer

The St. Albert Soccer Association adult Impact teams in the Edmonton District Soccer Association include premier men, premier women, men’s division 1B and women’s division 1B and 2B.Visit www.edsa.org for the schedules. 

Lacrosse

The junior A and senior B St. Albert Miners play their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League home games at Northstar Hyundai Arena at Servus Credit Union Place. The junior B Tier 1 St. Albert Crude and the junior B female St. Albert Drillers run the floor at Akinsdale Arena in the RMLL.Visit www.rockymountainlax.comfor the schedules. 

St. Albert Rugby Football Club

The men’s first division team competes in the Alberta Cup and the men's second division team plays in the Edmonton Rugby Union. The women’s team also scrums down in the ERU. Visit www.edmontonrugby.comor www.stalbertrugby.com for schedules and updates. Junior matches, including exhibitions against touring teams are also part of the summer fixtures. 

Alberta Football League

The St. Albert Stars huddle-up in the eight-team men's league for the second-straight year. Visit www.albertafootballleague.weebly.com or www.stars-football.com for the schedule. 

Tigers Baseball Association

Legion Memorial Park is home base for the senior AAA St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.stalberttigers.com"www.stalberttigers.com or HYPERLINK "http://www.baseballalberta.com"www.baseballalberta.com for the league schedule. The Tigers will also host their 31st annual tournament, July 11 to 13 at Legion park.

Triathlon

The St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club hosts its 25th annual triathlon Aug. 10 at Fountain Park Recreation Centre. It is sanctioned by Triathlon Alberta. Visit www.starrt.com for more information. 

Theatre

The 11 O’Clock Number

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 

Wellness

Teen Support Line

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

 Ravine Walk #10 with the St. Albert Trekkers

Join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for fun, fitness and friendship walking on mostly dirt trails, but some paved pathways and residential streets. This is the 10th walk in our River and Ravine series.   6- and 10-km available.Tuesday July 29, registration: 6:30 p.m., start: 7 p.m.Location: Mill Creek Swimming Pool, 8200-95A St. Edmonton. Directions: from Whyte Ave. (82 Ave.), turn north onto 95A St. Start point is first large parking lot. Contact: Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769; sdtchir@me.com For online information about this and other walks: www.trekkerswalks.ca 

Youth

The Muse: Museum of Summer Reading at the Library

Be inspired by the wonders and discoveries of reading as you explore the rooms and exhibits of our museum. Play the library’s fabulous teen summer reading game for a chance to win. This year, the winner will choose between a Kobo Aura eReader, an iPod Nano, or a $150 Chapters gift card. Pick up your game card in the Teen Corner of the library and collect stamps for completing Map and Tech challenges. Play anytime during regular library hours until Aug. 19. What will your muse be this summer? St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street. 

Stop-motion Animation for Tweens and Teens at the Library 

Learn the art of turning still images into your very own stop-motion film! Plan and make your own stop-motion movie in this fun afternoon program and we’ll post it on the library’s YouTube channel so you can show your friends. This is a free program for tweens and teens (ages 11 to 17). It takes place onTuesday, July 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited! Register in advance at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street. 

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