August 1, 2015
The renovations are about to begin! The last day of business at the club’s location at 7 Taché St. will be on July 30. There will be no telephone or computer access until the reopening at our temporary location 301 Grandin Park Plaza (in the tower) on Aug. 6. We will maintain business as usual in our temporary location until the renovation is complete.
Discover St Albert as an art destination, a place to enjoy, view and buy art to suit all tastes and budgets. This year’s theme Artlicious has the Perron District bustling with food trucks, artists and buskers. Enjoy each fantastic art exhibition all month long! Come and see returning participants and explore new venues as you stroll through the Perron District and discover vibrant artworks. Participants: WARES (hosting SAPVAC), Musée Héritage Museum, St Albert Public Library, Vinyl Rock Café, Elevate Activewear, Gemport, Privada Wine and Tapas, Art Gallery of St Albert (AGSA), Rental & Sales Gallery (AGSA), Bookstore on Perron and VASA.Thursday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.For more details, visit www.artwalkstalbert.com
For the Library’s August ArtWalk, you are invited to come peek in A Room with a View, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta and TREX (Travelling Exhibition Program), to encounter the joys, mysteries and simple pleasures that make up our everyday lives. Also on exhibit are handmade books from the members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). These pieces invite viewers to expand their definition of what a book can be. You can enjoy the art exhibits for the whole month of August at the Library, but on ArtWalk night,Thursday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., you can also take in live music by Over Here roots rock band. The Library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Packed with over 100+ live programming events ranging from costume contests, concerts, comedy improve-groups, tournament-style gaming and more, this three-day festival is expected to welcome over 9,000 attendees to celebrate Japanese popular culture. Animethon 22 is pleased to present musical guests FLOW, a 5 piece mixture rock band with twin vocals, guitar, bass and drums who have skyrocketed to the top of the mainstream Japanese Pop-Scene with numerous songs being used for some of the most popular anime series. FLOW have been currently on their 2015 World Tour and will be performing for the first time in Canada at Animethon 22. Celebrity guests include voice actors Josh Grelle, Christine Marie Cabanos, Sarah Williams, Carrie Keranen, Brendan Hunter, Jamie Marchi and Brina Palencia and international Cosplay guest Liui Aquino. This year’s Animethon 22runs from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9 at MacEwan University City Centre Campus. Website: www.animethon.org Opening ceremonies Friday Aug. 7 from 11 to 11:30 p.m.
2015 marks the 21st edition of Alberta's largest, most popular, getting-better-every-year, single day cycling event! It will be a day to enjoy a spin through the pretty Francophone towns of Alberta and the scenic vistas of rural Alberta. Last year over 1,500 persons experienced the beauty of bright yellow canola fields, the gentle breeze of a summer day, and the camaraderie of their fellow cyclists and volunteers. On this day, the clock doesn't matter - the main goal is to have fun! You have your choice of four different routes: a Family Fun Ride, 50 km, 100 km, and new this year: 160 km. Whichever one you choose, you can expect a fully supported ride with snacks and beverages at rest stops, SAG (support and gear) help if you need it, and a post-meal celebration dinner. This year the Town of Morinville has partnered with the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club to organize what will be the best Tour de l'Alberta yet! Register early for this August 9 event! For more info, or to register, go to: http://www.tourdalberta.ca
18 holes of putting greens. We’re offering up fun, prizes and a barbecue too! $30/person includes green fees/18 holes, par 70. Barbecue to follow at Cornerstone Hall. Register with payment by Thursday, Aug. 13. Call 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Non-golfers are welcome to join us for the barbecue for $10. Takes place Wednesday, Aug. 19. Sign-in at 12:15 at the golf course, Putting Horse Ranch, 3 km north of Highway 16 (Yellowhead) on Century Road.
The menu is still to be determined but there will be plenty of fresh produce and products from local farms and gardens. Pork, bison, duck, lamb and possibly elk. Money raised will go towards the development of a labyrinth and wheelchair accessible gardens at the Champlain Park Community Gardens. Tickets: Available from the community gardens THIS WEEKEND at the SJB market. From garden members and local businesses in the near future. Adults $25; youth 7-17 and seniors $15; Under 7 FREE. In collaboration with the Farmers’ Market Community Fair . Takes place Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m.,outdoors on 104 Street by the Lions Park. Only 200 tickets available so get yours early. Visit the website for up-to-date information:www.morinvillecommunitygardens.com/.
The cross country race consists of six kilometres and 20 obstacles. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to West Country Hearth, an aging in place facility in Villeneuve. This includes "Harmony Haven", a dementia unit of the facility, that houses a population of seniors suffering from all forms of dementia. There will be a beer garden and live music following the last heat for all participants over the age of 18. Registration and further information can be found online @ www.westcountryhearthattack.com It takes placeon Saturday, Sept. 12 in Calahoo, Alta. (approximately 20 min northwest of Edmonton city limits), starting with the first heat at 10 a.m., for ages 14 and up. Come out for a great day of fun that supports our local senior citizen population.
Many of us closely follow the careers of our favourite fine craft artists and we loyally attend their studio sales and exhibition openings all without realizing the extent of their international careers. Their international activities can take on many different forms: exhibitions, major sales, commissions, acquisitions and awards; academic activity, workshops, conferences, residencies and exchanges; or web-based activity such as sites, networks and virtual organizations. Seventeen ACC members who have significant international aspects to their careers are participating in Here and There. The exhibition consists of work produced abroad or influenced by their international experiences. Participating Artists:Dawn Detarando (Red Deer), Evelyn Grant (Vancouver), Scott Hardy (Longview), Mackenzie Kelly-Frere (Calgary), Rachelle LeBlanc (St Albert), Charles Lewton-Brain (Calgary), Brenda Malkinson (Edmonton), Sara Norquay (Edmonton), Julia Reimer (Black Diamond), Shirley Rimer (Red Deer), Tyler Rock (Black Diamond), Carol & Richard Selfridge (Edmonton), Jenna Stanton (Medicine Hat), Barb Tipton (Calgary), Sam Uhlick (Ardrossan), Dirk Van Wyk (Calgary) and Kari Woo (Canmore).Runs from July 11 to Oct. 3,with an opening reception: Saturday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Coming Up Next was officially launched in 2007 and has continued as an annual juried exhibition for emerging fine craft artists. This exhibition helps the Alberta Craft Council reach out to emerging artists in the fine craft community and is a catalyst for rewarding professional careers. This year's exhibition brings together a diverse group of six emerging fine craft artists brimming with talent and promise: Michelle Atkinson, Holly Boone, Corinne Cowell, Soma Mo, Dena Seiferling and Bart Simpson. They are in the midst of establishing their studios, teaching, assisting, travelling, furthering their studies, promoting and selling their work while discovering their place in the greater craft community.The exhibit runs from July 18 to Aug. 29, with an opening reception: Saturday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
An exhibition and sale by members of the Devon Pottery Guild. Come and meet the potters! Regular admission rates apply. Free admission to the Garden for Friends of the Garden Members. Cost for tea ceremony is $7.50. Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2.Regular admission rates apply. Free admission to the Garden for Friends of the Garden Members. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km. north of Devon on Highway 60.
Exhibition and sale by members of the Parkland Art Club. Come and meet the artists! Friday, Aug. 1 to Monday, Aug. 3.Regular admission rates apply. Free admission to the Garden for Friends of the Garden Members. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located 5 km. north of Devon on Highway 60.
Pat Coulter and Donna Marchyshyn-Shymko join forces to present Verve. This evocative exhibition showcases large-scale, fluid acrylic works that communicate energy and enthusiasm using a language of colour and shape. The paintings employ pure colours and forms, and whilst contrasted by their complexity, they are harmonious in their spirit and vitality. Coulter’s works feature soft graceful waves of poured paint, creating a hypnotic effect. Marchyshyn-Shymko’s intricate pieces portray complex journeys of colour and line. Opening reception and ArtWalk, Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 to 9 pm.Exhibit runs from Aug. 6 to Sept. 26.Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
Looking for things to do while school is out? Visit the museum, art gallery and heritage sites for special family programs!Homemade Mondays: Drop by Father Lacombe Chapel on Mondays and create something uniquely homemade. Mondays: July 13 to Aug. 24 from 1-4 p.m. Suggested donation: $2 to $3.Tuesdays Together: Visit the Musée Héritage Museum on Tuesdays for an hour long guided program. Tuesdays: July 14 to Aug. 25, programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Suggested donation: $2 to $3.Art Wednesdays: Children and youth of all ages will learn something new and explore exciting materials and mediums! Wednesdays: July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 12, 19, 26, at 10-11:30 am. Cost: $5.Craft Thursdays: Drop by the St Albert Grain Elevator Park Thursdays for crafts, traditional games, and lemonade! Thursdays: July 16 to Aug. 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Suggested donation: $2 to $3.
The Alberta Railway Museum is celebrating the Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) on the Heritage Weekend. The NAR was the ‘made in Alberta’ railway and played a key role in the development of northern Alberta. Explore the cab of the only remaining NAR steam engine. Tour the Superintendent’s car and see how the boss rode in style. Check out the work train to experience how the track crew lived. Hop into the caboose, shout ‘All aboard!’, and prepare to take the train down the track. Take a ride behind a 102-year-old steam engine and experience the fun of train travel! Saturday Aug. 1, Sunday Aug. 2, and Monday Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/adults; $3.50/seniors and students; $2/children (3 to 12 years); free for children under 3. Train rides available on the long weekend for $4 per person. The Alberta Railway Museum is located in rural northeast Edmonton at 24215 - 34 St.. Visit www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com for a map and information. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the day! Information: 780 472 6229 or www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.comAlberta Railway Museum: Experience the railway, experience the wonder.
Gather your friends and family and come out to Churchill Square beside Edmonton’s city hall for the ultimate outdoor movie experience!Each Tuesday in August, Direct Energy presents Movies on the Square - a FREE outdoor movie series. Come to Sir Winston Churchill Square to watch a family favourite film. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fabulous pre-movie entertainment before taking in the blockbuster hit that will be playing on a 3-storey high inflatable screen. Closed captioning will be offered when available. Admission is free!Tuesday, Aug. 4:pre-movie entertainment begins at 7 p.m., Jurassic Park starts at dusk. This is a family friendly event, so no alcohol or smoking please. Note: Severe weather conditions may result in the cancellation of this event. Call 311 for the most up-to-date event information.
Imagine going outside to play after dinner and coming home sounding like an expert on aquatic insects, birds, leaves or even the habits of urban coyotes! The possibilities are endless in our natural environment and we have the right nature enthusiasts and expert biologists to guide you through a summer of deepening your connections to our beautiful, complex planet.On Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 8:15 p.m.participate in Crawling Critters with Jeffery Newton with the Alberta Science Network at Hermitage Park, 2115 Hermitage Road. Youth, families and nature lovers of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun! There are many wonderful natural areas in our urban environment, you may be surprised! Contact us to discover where these habitats are and to participate in an urban wilderness adventure of your choice. Nature novices and experts of all ages welcome. For more information, email: email@example.com The City of Edmonton presents Family Nature Nights in partnership with Nature Alberta's Young Naturalists Club and the Alberta Science Network (ASN). Family Nature Night will run rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, the program will be cancelled and notification will be posted at: https://www.facebook.com/FNNED
It’s Canada’s large bluegrass festival! Performers include: Seldom Scene, Rhonda Vincent, Calvin Vollrath, Jimmy Whiffen, Back Porch Swing and more! There are workshops and open stages, too! Concessions on site. Campground available.The festival goes July 31 to Aug. 2 at Heritage Park in Stony Plain. Find all the details at: www.blueberrybluegrass.com
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. Visit our website for details. NO DOGS ALLOWED.Experience other cultures from Aug. 1 to 3! Details at: www.heritage-festival.com
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, August 8 at the Go Auto Arena in Servus Place the week’s events will wrap up with the Rockin’ August Music Festival with Loverboy and Chilliwack. Dress in your best ’50s or ’60s style clothing or just come as you are for all the fun! Rock out from Aug. 4 to 8! Visit: www.rocknaugust.com for locations and details.
Additional ‘youth’ tickets have been released! Folks who love great roots (folk, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, singer-songwriter etc.) music come from everywhere to attend the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It is the largest folk music festival in North America! Situated in Gallagher Park in Edmonton’s scenic river valley, the park’s natural amphitheatre is ideal for the main stage show, and the day stages offer musical samplings from around the world. The festival offers a wide range of food concessions, a family area, general store, crafts, record tent and beer gardens. This year’s lineup includes Amelia Curran, Amos Garrett, Ashley MacIsaac, Bill Bourne, Brandi Carlisle, Calvin Vollrath, Danny Michel, Eliza Gilkyson, Frazey Ford, Harry Manx, Jerryy Douglas, Le Vent du Nord, Leo Bud Welch, Matt Andersen, Sinead O’Connor. Tickets go on sale June 6!Festival goes from Aug. 6 to 9. For details, visit: www.edmontonfolkfest.org
Ages 18 months to 2.5 years. Now that your little one has mastered the art of toddling around on their own two feet, it may seem like you are always chasing them around! Let us help you and your toddler explore their new found motor skills in a safe and enthusiastic environment. Through songs, dance, games and many moving activities your little one will have a great time putting their new skills to the test in this highly interactive class. Tuesday to Thursday, Aug. 4 to 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. Fees: Members: $24; non-members: $32. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
Our Summer Reading Games are a fun way to keep your kids reading throughout the summer. Children take turns doing interactive challenges in our original, life-sized game. After completing each challenge, players select books to read from different genres, and when they are done their reading, they return to face the next challenge. All children who complete the game will receive a prize. And best of all, St. Albert Kids read and play for free! Readers in grades one to six are invited to join the quest to help save the Dragon Riders’ Academy, and pre-schoolers can play their own early-literacy game called Quest for the Unicorns. The games run daily to Aug. 18, opening 15 minutes after the Library opens, and shutting down 15 minutes prior to the Library closing. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street. Website: www.sapl.ca
Kids in grades 1 to 6 are invited to register now for the Library’s fun, free summer programs that include exciting stories, activities and crafts. The programs run on Wednesdays with two times to choose from; the morning session begins at 11 a.m., and the afternoon session runs at 2 p.m. Program themes and dates are as follows: Creatures of the Night – July 8; Superheroes Unite – July 15; Dazzling Dragons – July 22; Mischievous Monsters – July 29; Crackling Campfire – Aug 5 and The Stupendous Circus – Aug. 12. Please sign up in advance – spots fill quickly! Please register at the children’s desk, by calling 780-459-1532 or online at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
The library is now accepting registrations for our free summer programs for children aged three to kindergarten. Each themed program runs in the morning and afternoon (at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.) for 30 minutes and includes fun stories and a craft: Gardens Gone Wild on Thursday, July 30; Wacky Woodland Creatures on Thursday, Aug. 6; and It’s a Jungle Out There on Thursday, Aug. 13. Your child must be registered in advance to attend, and spots fill quickly. Please register at the children’s desk, by calling 780-459-1532 or at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
This week is focused on mammals of Alberta, activities include separating herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. One of the crafts will be making an animal mask. Marvelous Mammals runs from Aug. 3 to 7. 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 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., so that busy moms and dads can join in the fun!
For kids ages 3 to 5 years. No need for your children to be bored during summer break! Come and join us for some boredom busters that include crafts, games, outdoor and indoor activities, as well as educational stations. This can be a great introduction into preschool if you are looking at starting your child in September.Tuesday to Thursday, Aug. 4 to 6 and Aug. 18 to 20from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Fees: Members: $45/week; non-members: $54/week. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 2.5 to 5 years. This program features a wide variety of art techniques including painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting with an addition of indoor and outdoor creative play. Children are encouraged to be creative in a supportive and dynamic environment. Come and join us as we explore and create amazing art projects, and enjoy the outdoor play spaces in our community with new friends. A new location will be revealed each week!Thursdays, Aug. 6 to 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.Fees: Members: $36; non-members: $64. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut and paste? Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children aged 3 to 5. These fabulously fun classes foster self-expression, art appreciation and skill development. Through a variety of art activities and free play, children will learn about art in their own way! P.S. Hey kids! Be prepared to be creative, have fun and get messy! Remember to bring an adult to Preschool Picasso! Next class: Marbled Masterpieces. Children will be amazed by the large-scale, colourful artwork featured in the exhibition Verve. Participants will use the inspiration from the flowing and fluid paintings of Pat Coulter when they use brightly coloured paint during a fun and expressive paint exploration project that uses straws, marbles and other exciting tools. Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10/class.Registration required: call 780-460-4310 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St.
Specific techniques for the beginner or intermediate painter, such as avoiding 'muddied' colours, saving your white, soft and hard edges, colour mixing, salt use and the perfect dew-drop will be introduced. Classes will be held at VASA, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.The cost is $125 and space is limited. Please register no later than Aug. 1 by emailing email@example.com. Nancy Kloster, a resident VASA artist will be your instructor. Supply list will be emailed.
Are you interested in developing the knowledge and skills to live a more self-reliant, meaningful and regenerative life? This course is for you! Permaculture is a growing world-wide movement committed to creating sustainable communities through ecological design. Based on the recognized international permaculture design curriculum, this two week course will take you on a journey of learning and experience including permaculture ethics and design principles, pattern literacy and ecological functioning, food production strategies from gardens to food forests, water and organic soils methods, fungi, plants and animals in permaculture design, natural building and appropriate technologies, 'social permaculture', holistic management and so much more! Whether you live in the urban, peri-urban or rural environment, this course will offer you the knowledge, skills and understanding to undertake concrete positive changes for yourself, your family and your community. The course is comprised of a dynamic combination of classroom lecture, hands-on activities, guest speakers, field trips and a design practicum all leading towards an internationally recognized 'Permaculture Design Certificate'. The majority of the class will be classroom lecture. While some students find that a permaculture design course is just the ticket for making big changes in their personal and professional lives, others use the course to enrich their ongoing vocations as gardeners, farmers, community workers, planners, landscape designers, teachers, homesteaders and activists. If you have any questions, contact the course organizer Jill Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-418-8814. For fee information, and to purchase online, go to: https://tickets.artsandheritage.ca/mainstore.asp?cid=1455 Course runs Thursday, Aug. 12 to Thursday, Aug. 27(Aug. 22 off) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, 4A Meadowview Drive, St. Albert.
Embark on a fantastical journey with the Library’s ninth annual Adult Summer Reading Game! Explore the magic and wonders of reading as you travel through our mythical realm to The Library and Back Again. Enter to win great weekly prizes and an end-of-game grand prize! It’s easy to play – just stop by the Information Desk on the second floor, spin the game wheel, select a book from the genre on the wheel and one of your own choice, and read – it’s that simple! Our staff has prepared great reading lists and recommendations to help you find that perfect book. Play anytime during regular library hours until Aug. 18. Find out more at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
This bilingual exhibition from the Bank of Canada is on display at the Musée Héritage Museum from June 30 – August 30, 2015. In the Money explores the science of note-based currency—starting from the earliest paper money, printed in China on mulberry paper, to cotton and linen rag and to the polymer material used for Canada’s current bank notes.Featuring interactive stations and displays with fascinating insights and artifacts, In the Money provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of modern methods of developing, testing and producing secure, innovative bank notes.Dans les billetsexplore la science entourant les billets de banque, depuis l’écorce de mûrier, matériau de la première monnaie de papier fabriquée en Chine, en passant par les chiffons de coton ou de lin, jusqu’aux molécules de polymère à la base de l’actuelle série de billets de banque canadiens.À l’aide de modules interactifs et de présentoirs proposant une foule d’artéfacts et de faits amusants, l’exposition Dans les billets lève le voile sur les méthodes modernes utilisées pour élaborer, mettre à l’essai et produire des billets de banque sûrs et novateurs.Exhibition runs from June 30 to Aug. 30. For more info, contact the Museum at 780-459-1528 or email@example.com. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
Taylor Swift's fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in 2014 and sold more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous 12 years, making Swift the first and only act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in the opening release week.She’ll be joined on the tour by special guest Vance Joy.Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.,Rexall Place. For ticket info: www.ticketmaster.ca
Hailed by Billboard as “Music’s First Vine Star” and TIME Magazine as one of the "Most Influential Teens Of 2014", singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has emerged from teen viral sensation to major best-selling status almost overnight. Mendes’ debut single "Life Of The Party" broke records, topping the iTunes charts and selling over 150,000 copies in its first week due to his legions of fans. The success of the song made Mendes the youngest ever artist to break into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 25 with a debut single. Then, just a month later, Mendes released his self-titled debut EP, which also hit the #1 spot on iTunes once again, and entered at #5 on the Billboard album charts, showing the staying power of the young artist. Shawn has quickly become one of music's most promising young stars. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Performing together since the summer of 2012, Bucker is a rock and roll party band. Mixing together their loves of blues and hard rock, Bucker finds a unique sound that fits in the pocket of retro blues and modern rock! This spring they'll be featured in a UK rock magazine and they'll release their debut, self titled album to the world. From flying-fingered foot-stomping jigs and reels, to beautiful ballads and richly textured songs, Celtara bring Celtic joy to the stage where ever they go. They’ve been referred to as one of the best Celtic acts on the prairies with their traditional and original ‘New World Celtic Music’.Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.Festival Place, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King, and now you can, too! Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' and 'Circle of Life.' Performance is two hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute Intermission.Runs from July 14 to Aug. 9 at the Jubilee Auditorium. Ticket info from: www.ticketmaster.ca
The teen line is a telephone and internet service manned by teens and young adult staff and volunteers, who have participated in a 40-hour training. They are available to talk, chat, or just listen when you want to talk to someone your age. Volunteers are between the ages of 15 and 25 years old and are trained to be there for teens and the issues that they face. Often just talking about what’s going on with someone who is non-judgmental and caring is all a person needs. If you need help or just want to talk with someone, the teen line is here. Teen line offers referrals for further support to youth organizations, counseling, social service agencies, and follow-up to those as the need dictates. Confidentiality, privacy and safety are of utmost importance and procedures are in place to build and maintain trust between the callers and the teen line workers. Volunteers obtain hands-on experience within a well-known Christian ministry. Many of the volunteers are college/university students who receive the training and donate dozens of hours, giving them credit in their college curriculum, preparing them for jobs in social work, pastoral care, chaplaincy or other types of community support job functions. Teen Support Line hours including phone and chat:Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. MST. Phone: 780-488-1414. Website: www.teensupportline.net
St. Albert United Church's outdoor labyrinth is ready for walkers. Follow the parking lot around to the back of the church, and you will find our grass labyrinth. Everyone is welcome to use the labyrinth for meditation or prayer, as a spiritual practice at any time. Should you wish information about labyrinths, feel free to drop in to the church during summer hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call the church office at 780-458-8355. St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive.
On this August long weekend, there really is no better time to be happy than now! Relaxing reflections on the joy and happiness that remind us of the best things in life will start our morning off through uplifting prayers, videos and readings. After coffee break, local entrepreneur Nathan Ryhard will join us to share some practical thoughts on the principles of the Baha'i faith and how they relate to building unity in today's world through our relationships, work, and community involvement. We will have opportunities to consult about how, as ordinary citizens, we can contribute to the extraordinary undertaking of building an ever-advancing civilization. Please join us on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 365 Carleton Drive ('Transitions' community room).For more info: www.stalbertbahai.org/rgs or call 780-399-7079.
Join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for fun, fitness and friendship, walking on mostly dirt trails, but some paved pathways. This is the 11th walk in our River and Ravine series. 6- and 10-km available. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Registration: 6:30 p.m., start: 7 p.m. Location: Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, 13315 Buena Vista Rd. Directions: From Whitemud Dr., exit onto 149th St., right onto 87th Ave. to the traffic circle, taking the Buena Vista Rd. turn. Follow Valley Zoo signs. Start point is SW corner of zoo parking lot near the park entrance. Contact: David Hall 780-951-2882; firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for fun, fitness and friendship, walking on mostly dirt trails, but some paved pathways. This is the 11th walk in our River and Ravine series. 6- and 10-km available.Tuesday, Aug. 4. Registration: 6:30 p.m., start: 7 p.m. Location: Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, 13315 Buena Vista Rd. Directions: From Whitemud Dr., exit onto 149th St., right onto 87th Ave. to the traffic circle, taking the Buena Vista Rd. turn. Follow Valley Zoo signs. Start point is SW corner of zoo parking lot near the park entrance. Contact: David Hall 780-951-2882; email@example.com
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at the Kinsmen Korral, 47 Riel Drive, Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New donors welcome. book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
It’s easy and it’s fun! Embark on a wizard’s quest in our fantasy realm and complete reading challenges to master the magic of reading. New this year: all teens that successfully complete the Teen Summer Reading Game will receive a book prize. Just stop by the information desk on the second floor of the library to get started. The Teen Summer Reading Game is open to all tweens and teens ages 11 to 17. Play the game during regular library hours through to Aug. 18. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.