July 27, 2017
Mile Zero Dance (MZD) is hosting a curator-led performance party exposing, exploring, and celebrating Canadian life on Saturday, August 5 with NIUBOI (a.k.a. Julie Ferguson). NIUBOI, along with a talented group of performance artists, will explore all things beaver at this wacky, wild, and free cabaret. Performances from Rebecca Sadowski and Alaina Sadowski presenting "Fur Trade Facts"; Connie LeGrande presenting "Primal"; Emma Houghton, Sarah Ormandy, and Abbie Cogger presenting "The Dance of the Giant Nickels"; NIUBOI presenting "Contemporary Beavers." Also featuring a visual art installation by Camille Louis in the Spazio Performativo gallery; "Mis en Scene" by Elise Jason; and a VHS presentation of Kristine Nutting's film Canadian Beaver. Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. (door); 8 p.m. (show). Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St., Edmonton.Cost: Tickets are free, but donations are graciously accepted. All proceeds will be donated to iHuman Youth Society. This event is part of The Sesquicentennial Parties, Mile Zero Dance's contribution to Canada's celebrations surrounding its 150th. MZD recognizes that the land that we call Canada, and its first peoples, have been around long before Confederation. Hosting four parties throughout the year, the C150+ Parties celebrate the different sides of Canadianism.
Battle for the Limelight: Northern Light Theatre’s “Amazing Race” Styled Scavenger Hunt & Arts Community Fundraiser
Returns for Year Four on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Strap in and hold tight, Northern Light Theatre’s legendary foot race, scavenger hunt and fundraiser benefitting the entire Edmonton not-for-profit community returns for an unbelievable year four. NLT’s BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT is the biggest and most-anticipated event of the Edmonton theatre season where over twenty-five theatre companies and not-for-profit arts organizations meet to compete for YEG glory and year-long bragging rights. Founded in 2014, BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT was conceived as a fundraiser for Northern Light Theatre which would also benefit the entire theatre community. Registered teams collect pledges and donations for their charity of choice and everything they raise- they keep! Then participants race to Edmonton landmarks, find clues, complete challenges, solve puzzles, battle it out in friendly competition and kick off the Edmonton theatre season with a barbeque and dance party! Registrations are available online at www.northernlighteatre.com. Register now to get our early bird pricing and start collecting donations all summer long! Early Registrations: $125 per team of four participants available May 1 to July 31. Late Registrations: $200 per team of four participants available Aug. 1 to Sept. 1. Join us! A full scale event with many moving parts, people and locations, Northern Light Theatre needs sponsors, donors, and volunteers to make THE BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT a successful event. Get involved! Visit www.northernlighttheatre.com to register as a team, become a sponsor, make a donation or volunteer.
Fresh! Local! Fun! Bigger and better than ever before! The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is among the largest in Alberta. The market features 250 vendors, special event days, and top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade. Check out fresh produce, homemade baking, arts and crafts, family entertainment, pickles and preserves, woodworking, farm fresh chicken, ethnic food, pottery, honey, B.C. fruits, fresh fish, pork and beef, jewelry, stained glass and much, much more. The outdoor market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from June 10 until Oct. 7, along St. Anne and St. Thomas streets!
The summer's Adult Reading Game will take you coast to coast to coast! Explore our great nation, celebrate Canada 150, and enter for weekly prizes and a grand prize pack at the end of summer. Join in the adventure eh? Stop by the Information Desk on the second floor to sign up and start reading. Our staff have prepared great reading lists and recommendations to help you find that perfect book. Play anytime during regular Library hours from now until August 22.Find out more at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Taste of Edmonton has become a summer tradition within our city that celebrates all the culinary delights our community has to offer. Pleasing the forever-loyal downtown crowd and other food-enthusiasts who head into the heart of the city to sample these scrumptious dishes, Taste of Edmonton has been able to grow into the largest food festival in Canada. With all of the city’s best food and drinks gathered together in Sir Winston Churchill Square, this festival will be sure to hit your sweet spot. Beer or wine, sweet or savoury, gluten or gluten-free, folk music or jazz – whatever you fancy, you will be able to find it at Taste of Edmonton 2017! Live entertainment begins each night at 7 p.m.The Canadian Food Championships feature Canada’s top amateur and professional chefs competing for a spot on Team Canada. Check the Taste of Edmonton website for details on the culinary adventure tours, walking tours of some of Edmonton’s best hidden gem restaurants! Whether its dessert you’re craving or a morning filled with six different brunch stops you are sure to leave your tour feeling absolutely satisfied.Taste of New features different tastes and themes each day from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 24 to 29 and is located in the heart of the Taste Piazza on Churchill Square. Remember Taste of New is completely FREE to enter, just bring your taste tickets so you can enjoy what our chefs have created.Sir Winston Churchill Square, from July 20 to 29; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For all the details, visit www.tasteofedm.ca
The best 10 days of summer! Edmonton’s biggest live community experience, is the perfect combination of thrills, culture, shopping, value and entertainment for the whole family. From the opening downtown parade to the last fireworks fading over the midway, you won’t want to miss any of the excitement during this 10-day festival of fun. Live entertainment and attractions are everywhere! On the entertainment stage, this year’s headliners include: Corb Lund, Tebey, Cold Creek County, Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies, JoJo Mason, Dan Davidson, April Wine, Scenic Route to Alaska, Sam Roberts Band. When most of us close our eyes and think of K-Days, it’s the Midway we see in our minds – but there’s a whole other world of attractions and entertainment to be found at the fair – you just have to go indoors to find it. There’s Kids Town, the Laugh Lounge, the Powwow, and so much more! Inside the Northlands EXPO Centre a vast array of experiences awaits. Learn, laugh, watch, dance, try, touch, see and taste your way through all of the different attractions found inside its varied halls – any of one which is sure to delight.Find your summer fun from July 21 to 30. For all the details, check out: www.k-days.com
Inviting all who graduated or would have graduated from St. Albert High in 1977.Saturday October 14, 2017 – Grads, spouses, partners all welcome!St. Albert Legion, Cornerstone Hall, 6 Tache Street, St. Albert. Doors at 5; dinner at 6:30; late lunch; full bar.Tickets $40/person: deadline September 30.To purchase contact Ednadechamplain@gmail.comVisit https://www.facebook.com/st-Albert-High-Reuion-Class-of-1977-316664012068692Spread the word – Look forward to seeing everyone there!Reunion Committee: Adrienne O’Kell, Colleen Boddez (Klak), Edna DeChamplain, Debra Kaplar (Dzawala), Deb McRae,Donna Sheehan (Parrot), Geralyn Rouault (McHugh), Joan Bokenfohr (Powers).
Drop-in, socialize and challenge your mind playing Scrabble or Cribbage on Friday July 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. If there are other games you are interested in playing bring them along and invite others to play. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
An exhibition and sale by members of the Parkland Art Club. Come and meet the artists! July 28 to 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, 5 km north of Devon on Highway. 60, within 30 minutes of downtown Edmonton. Free admission for Garden Seasons Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members. For information call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223.
Need to get rid of that old couch or washer? Do you have items too large for your brown garbage cart? Acceptable items: Furniture: couches, sofas, dressers, bed frames, lawn furniture, chairs, and other household furniture items too large for your brown garbage cart. Appliances: washers, dryers, ovens, stoves, microwaves and other large household appliances. Other items: Too large for the brown garbage cart, such as mattresses, box springs, bike frames, large toys and shelving. Examples of unacceptable items: All of the following items will be turned away on site: Commercial waste or non-residential waste (Staff may check for ID); Construction and renovation waste (e.g. lumber, drywall, building materials, etc.); tires, automotive parts, barbecues; fridges, freezers, water coolers or anything containing Freon/coolant; fuel and/or containers; pressurized canisters (e.g. propane or oxygen tanks); lawn mowers, trimmer, any gas powered tool; hazardous waste (e.g. paints, oils, cleaners); biomedical waste. For more information about the event, please contact the following: telephone 780-459-1557; email:email@example.com Note: Each item requires two extra garbage bag tags which must be purchased prior to the event.Saturday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jack Kraft facility (public works parking lot), 7 Chevigny Street.
All proceeds will go towards drilling a water well to provide clean drinking water to people residing in the Koka Lake area of Ethiopia. Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Albert Self Storage, 245 Carnegie Drive in Campbell Park. Rainbow for the Future, a charitable organization based in Westlock and St. Albert, supports irrigation-based development projects as a means to improve food security, allowing communities to become autonomous and independent. When household income is stabilized and food security is established, the focus can then turn to education, healthcare, and long-term sustainability.
Come for the walk … stay for the party! Collect pledges and join us for a fun evening of food and drinks, music, dancing, exhibitors and of course dog walking in support of Second Chance Animal Rescue! We hope to see you on Saturday, July 29, at Lions Park in St. Albert. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the walk starts at 4 p.m. This year, thanks to CanadaHelps, supporters are able to collect pledges online and all pledges will receive their tax receipt by email. Participate on your own or have people join your team. We encourage you to advertise your team campaign through your social media accounts and by email. People who join your team can then collect through their personal social media. If you prefer, you can still collect funds offline using the pledge form available on our website: https://scarscare.ca/event/tails-trails-bark-block-party/
Experience Japanese culture in a unique setting. Traditional tea offerings are hosted at the Ozawa Pavilion, an authentic Japanese Tea House, or in the adjacent Ikoi no ba (a “cozy place to gather”), both overlooking the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Japanese sweets and tea are provided to guests, as well as an explanation of the tea ceremony. Sunday, July 30, 2017. Sitting times: 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Free guided tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden are also offered on Tea Ceremony days – a wonderful opportunity to learn about the fascinating history and symbolism behind this special garden. The tea ceremony is presented by the Matsukaze Chanoyu Association (Wind in the Pines Tea Association), a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the tradition of the Japanese tea offering. Tickets are paid directly to the volunteer group (cash only at the door, or online at http://matsukaze-tea.yolasite.com in advance). The ticket price helps to offset the cost of imported tea and sweets. Tea tickets $7.50/each (does not include admission to the Garden). Regular admission rates apply. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, 5 km north of Devon on Highway. 60, within 30 minutes of downtown Edmonton. Free admission for Garden Seasons Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members. For information call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223.
If you are a fan of sushi and good causes, this event is perfect for you. Pack the Park is a fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada taking place at Sushi Park. There will be great food from a custom menu created for this night only. There will be live jazz music, as well as a silent auction. The dinner is included in the ticket price and all other proceeds will go towards the MS Society to help cure Canada's disease. Seating is limited so make sure to get your ticket for this special night! Monday July 31, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $50: at the door, or on eventbrite.ca under the event: "Pack the Park." Sushi Park is located at 9 St. Anne Street.
St. Albert’s first! Lush, nourishing, fresh, scrumptious and local! Come and see the various ways your neighbours are growing beautiful, edible landscapes. Food grown in your yard is the freshest, tastiest, most nourishing, least expensive and, of course, most fun food! You will see traditional vegetables and fruit with a splash of less typical, but equally tasty produce, all presented in styles as diverse as people are unique. Get inspired! Join us. We convene at Elmer S. Gish food forest. We’ll tour and receive a map, proceeding via car pool or independent driving to a variety of local edible yards finishing with brewed fresh tea and treats at the grand finale location. Thursday, Aug. 3 from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. Elmer S. Gish is located at 75 Akins Drive, St. Albert. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-albert-edible-garden-tour-tickets-36045237275?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_term=eventname&ref=eemailordconf Early bird special: $20 until July 23. After July 23, tickets are $25.
Chautauqua was a movement popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main purpose was to bring culture and education to communities in an entertaining way through lectures, presentations, workshops and performances. Although originally from the United States, Chautauqua gained popularity in Canada as well. Like the original, Chautauqua at Festival Place will strive to educate, inspire and entertain. Inspired by the Chautauqua tradition, a giant tent will be set up in the Festival Place parking lot and offer free workshops, presentations, displays and entertainment suitable for the entire family. The evenings will feature ticketed events showcasing a diversity of performances from regional, national and international artists. Some of the evening highlights include: Street Dance with Time Warp; Under the Big Top’s Eclectic Circus; Readers Theatre: Post of the Past!; Grindstone Theatre; Ted Baris presents: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan; Tim Isberg; Tim Hus and the Music of Stompin’ Tom; Rita McDade and the Fusion Blues Band; Laura Vinson: The Spirit Sings; a French play: Prends mes yeux, tu vas voir; The Canadian Fiddle Project featuring April Verch; the Edmonton Pops Orchestra; The Gift: The Words and Music of Ian Tyson.Chautauqua runs from Aug. 5 to 20. Tickets for evening shows are $5 to $20 and available through the Festival Place Box Office, 780-449-3378, online at www.festivalplace.ab.ca or through Ticketmaster.ca. In the case of inclement weather, performances will move inside to the theatre.
‘Women’s Hands Building a Nation’ by Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts commemorates Canada’s 150 anniversary of confederation. The exhibition celebrates women’s contribution to the nation by highlighting women’s achievements and recognizing their perseverance in the face of great obstacles. With rug hooking, quilting, needlework and other fibre work, the Guild is recognizing women’s rightful place in the history of Canada. Historically, fibre was sometimes dismissed as a serious art medium, as were women’s contributions to Canada. Through the exploration of topics as diverse as fighting for the right to vote, the experience of living in sod houses, yarn bombing and the YWCA, the Guild is celebrating Canadian women with wit, compassion and insight. Runs from May 6 to Aug. 19. Artist Reception: 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Alberta Craft Council, Alberta Craft Gallery, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton. 780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and statutory holidays. Free customer parking at back of building. Website: www.albertacraft.ab.ca
In late 2015, curators Peta Rake and Kristy Trinier travelled extensively across Alberta for studio visits. Then, in summer 2016 they invited artists to collaborative workshops in Banff. This informed the Alberta Biennial’s 2017 theme and title for the time being: what it means to be in between spaces and times. This 10th Alberta Biennial teams the Art Gallery of Alberta with Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity’s Walter Phillips Gallery to bring viewers never-before exhibited works by 24 Alberta artists, showing concurrently in both locations. From the Curator’s statement: for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art approaches the political implications of self-organization and wayfinding in new and unknown territories, that may or may not be visible. Spread over two sites—here at the Art Gallery of Alberta and at Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery—the Alberta Biennial investigates the distribution of wealth and labour through the provisional practices of 24 artists from across the province. In conversation with the artists, the curators acknowledged common threads that emerged relating to interstitiality and site—albeit physical or virtual—and a preoccupation with language and echoes, that reflect the way in which artists see reverberations within larger discourses in their communities. Exhibit runs from May 27 to Sept. 10 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Featuring art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, this eclectic exhibition examines the ‘earthly garden’ as investigated by artists in Alberta and explores the influence of the past on contemporary artistic expression. This exhibition features works by Kristen Abrahamson, Dale Beaven, Sean Caulfield, Sandra Champagne, Robert Chelmick, James Davies, Elizabeth Ginn, Evan Hontela, Grant Leier, Hazel Litzgus, Malcolm F. MacKenzie, Brian McArthur, Ingird McCarroll, Paul Murasko, Holly Newman, Brianna Palmer, William Panko, Colleen Philippi, Angela Rees, Jacques Rioux, Derek Rodgers and Angus Wyatt. Exhibit continues to Aug. 19. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space, Third Floor, 10215 – 112 Street, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-421-1731. Gallery hours: 10 to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed holidays.
Welcome to the seventh annual Take Your Best Shot Youth Photo Contestand 25th Anniversary of the St. Albert Photography Club!What does your Canada look like? Keeping with the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the subject for our 2017 photo contest was “My Canada.” Students from grades 3 to 12 have submitted their Canada photos and a written description of why they chose their subject. Expect to see some great images of what Canada means to our young citizens! It will be a special exhibit this year as we will be featuring images from the St. Albert Photography Club. The adult photographers will also be presenting the theme “My Canada.” Visitors will enjoy the work of multiple generations, seeing different approaches to the subject. Exhibit runs from June 20 to September 10 at the Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. For more information, visit www.museeheritage.ca/exhibits-events/current-upcoming-events.
Ken Lumbis’ (Grande Prairie) ceramic sculptures highlight intriguing effects achieved through pit firing. Artist’s statement: The process of pit-fired pottery process intrigues me, not only because of possibilities in developing colour but also because it can be done in one’s backyard. My chosen direction is different from more frequently seen pit-fired pottery, in that I’ve pursued a more painterly practice using ceramic panels. The grogged sculpture clay used in my work allows different patterns to develop as the fire plays across the clay, creating interesting effects. By adding various surface materials prior to pit firing, I develop archeological and geological textures across my ceramic landscapes. While the finished surfaces are abstract in nature, they reflect the micro and macro level observations that one can make in nature. Pit firing represents an intriguing exploration of possibilities. Has the piece survived the firing process? More importantly, has the pit fire produced the anticipated effects? It is always exciting to uncover a piece from the ashes.Exhibition runs from July 22 to September 2.Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Sam Knopp’s (Irma) functional ceramics subvert expectations and reference her recent geographic transition.The exhibitionRelocationsreferences her recent move back to Alberta after living and studying in Vancouver for the past seven years. This move from an urban to a rural setting has brought questions to the forefront. How do we find common ground or perhaps embrace difference and reconcile our ideas and values about the handmade and mass-produced?Moving between the spectrums of utility and aesthetics, this exhibition features functional pots that are curious explorations of materiality, process and presentation. References to synthetic or commonplace materials such as concrete, packing foam, steel, neon hues and carpet underlay, force the viewer to question the relationship between handmade objects and our domestic space. Through these contradictions where the maker’s hand and the materiality of ceramics is simultaneously celebrated and subverted, Sam is reconciling these seemingly disparate ideologies. Exhibition runs from July 22 to September 2.Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Our Pop-Up Library is designed to make life easier. Every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. we'll be at Servus Place offering you a chance to browse and borrow materials, ask a librarian about our e-books and digital resources, check-out the weekly tech challenge, and find out what's new and exciting at your library. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Servus Place is located at 400 Campbell Rd.
For ages 5 to 12 years. Rafraîchissez vos connaissances en français avant le retour à l'école/Refresh Your French before school. Un camp en français pour les jeunes des écoles francophones et d'immersions. Un camp génial où on s'éclate tout en parlant français. Les attentes sont que les jeunes s'expriment en français à leur niveau académique. Ce programme de camp de jour d'été est axé sur l'approfondissement des aptitudes des jeunes en conversation dans la langue française, à l'extérieur d'un contexte académique. Ici, le français s'apprend dans la pratique, les enfants étant quotidiennement placés dans des situations amusantes où ils ont à utiliser leurs connaissances en français. Coûts: 160$ semaine (1er enfant) 140$ semaine (2e enfant et +) * L’adhésion à l’ACFA est exigée au prix régulier de 25$ par famille Inscription sans frais de billetterie au 780-961-3665. This French camp program is offered to children who are in French immersion or French schools. Children in this program are expected to express themselves at grade-level. We understand that children at all ages have different abilities, particularly after only a few years of French instruction; that's where our camp comes in! The focus of that French summer camp program is to promote French conversation outside of an academic environment. During the day, we place youths in situations where they use their french while doing fun activities! Cost: $160 week (1st child) $140 week (2nd and more child) * $25 membership fee required per family.To avoid ticketing charges you can pay by cash or cheque at the office 780-961-3665. Goes from Monday, Aug. 28 at 8 a.m. to Friday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. Location: 5 Grenfell Ave., (Grandin Clubhouse) St. Albert.
This year even babies and toddlers can join in the Library Summer Reading Game fun! Read 50 books over the summer with your baby/toddler, fill in our special sheet and return it to the children's desk at the end of summer for a chance to win a prize. The Summer Reading Game runs June 28 to August 22. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place. -– Jake Shimabukuro. Learning the ukulele or perhaps you've been a die-hard picker for years? Whether a novice or a seasoned strummer come join the monthly ukulele circle at the Library. We'll learn, share and play some fun music together. Players of all levels are welcome. For adults and teens. Please bring your own ukulele and a music stand. Our next ukulele circle will take place on Sunday, July 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Did you know there are as few as 3800 tigers left in the wild? Play some tiger games, watch the tigers’ tails swish and learn all about these wonderful cats! Make a tiger craft, get your face painted like a tiger and learn about what you can do to help save tigers as well as other endangered animals! Sunday, July 30 from noon to 4 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road.
Join us for storytimes, crafts and playtime in Lions Park on Tuesdays until August 22. Drop by at 10 a.m. for Baby Laptime, 11 a.m. for Family Storytime and Craft, 12 p.m. for Picnic and Craft and Storytime and Craft at 1 p.m. The Pop-Up Library will be cancelled in events of extreme weather, please visit our webpage or Facebook page for updates. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Lions Park is located at 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave.
Behind every great artist is a great idea! Put your imagination to work and invent your very own mystical creature. What is its story? How did it come to be? What does it look like? Let the elements of art like line, shape, colour, and texture help you create your creature! Drop-in Wednesday mornings for gallery adventures, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each week has a new theme and activity related to current exhibitions and aimed at building early childhood learning skills in literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/programs-events/family-activities/#sthash.bxF8QnuU.dpuf Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m.Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Get ready, they’re back! Hosted by our Nature Kids program in partnership with some great organizations, and supported by a variety of volunteer topic experts, our Family Nature Nights will once again be taking place in Edmonton and area through July and August. These free, fun events are aimed at children ages 4-12 and their families but are open to families and children of all ages and abilities. You do not have to have a Nature Alberta Family Membership to participate in these events. Family Nature Nights promote positive learning experiences for youth and their families. Each event features a different topic and local naturalist experts who present on their area of expertise. This may be accompanied by a guided nature walk, crafts, games and offers whole lot of learning. Backyard Birding is this week’s topic on Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lois Hole Provincial Park, corner of LeClair Way and Ray Gibbon Drive, St. Albert. We can only accommodate a limited number of families. To guarantee your family a spot, be sure to arrive early. This is a free event, however donations are appreciated. Learn more at: http://naturealberta.ca/join-us-family-nature-night-fun-summer/
The weekend’s lineup includes: Kitty & the Rooster, This Way North, The OM Sound, Punch Drunk Cabaret, Marina & the Specks, Skye Wallace Band, Buckman Coe, Boogie Patrol, Raven She Hollers, No Mothers, Twin Peaks, Nadine Kellman & the Black Wonders. The Gathering aims to be very kid and family friendly. It is operated as a private gathering and belligerent, disrespectful or unsafe behavior is simply not tolerated. Some local guests head home overnight, but the music, campfires, story-telling and camaraderie goes late, so staying on site will limit your need to drive and you won't have to miss anything.There’s face painting, massage, yoga and more … Gate officially opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, the music begins around 7:30 p.m. Festival ends about 6 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Ticket price includes a weekend camping pass (non-serviced sites). Join us July 28 to 30 in Rangeton Park, Alta. Everything you need to know is at: http://www.sasquatchgathering.com
Artists to include: Old Man Luedecke, Foggy Hogtown Boys, Calvin Vollrath and Country Swing, Blue Highway, Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos, The Spinney Brothers, and more. Blueberry Bluegrass Festival has more than just music ... there'll be activities for the entire family! Pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, wagon rides, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ petting zoo, an outdoor arcade, food and beverage vendors, artisans and much more!Join us Aug. 4 to 6 at Stony Plain’s Heritage Park. All the details can be found here: https://blueberrybluegrass.com
The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a three-day event to sample delicious food, see creative performances, and experience world Cultures. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds from 100 countries and cultures at 71 pavilions. explore the festival while enjoying free entertainment on more than 25 stages throughout the park. 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. Runs from Aug. 5 to 7. Visit our website for details and hours. NO DOGS ALLOWED. Details at: www.heritagefest.ca
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 spring series is: The Great Musicals … Although the Hollywood musical has seemingly waltzed into the sunset (thus providing good company for the Western), the genre’s run was so indelible that a look back is always time well spent. After all, who can resist performers who achieved legendary status by delivering infectious tunes and tender ballads, dancing “on a bright cloud of music” and joking deftly and good naturedly?Monday, July 31: The Student Prince (1954, 107 min., colour, PG)Edmund Purdom (with vocals by Mario Lanza), Ann Blyth. The glorious voice of Mario Lanza caresses Romberg’s greatest musical score in this much-loved operetta in which a stuffy prince is sent to college to learn how the common people live, and to get his upper-class arrogance knocked out. A winsome waitress helps. A sunny, sentimental feast. Director: Richard ThorpeFilms begin at 8 p.m. Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 102 Avenue & 128 Street. Parking is free. Ticket info:www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/movies/
Our Summer Reading Games are a fun way to keep your kids reading throughout the summer. Players take turns doing interactive challenges in our original, life-sized game. After completing each challenge, kids 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. Readers in Grades 1 to 6 are invited to join The Great Canadian Race, and pre-schoolers can play their own early-literacy game called Lost in Canada. The games run daily between June 28 and August 22, 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
Join us for an hour-long program in conjunction with the Summer Reading Game on Friday, July 28 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. For grades 4 to 6. This is an after-hours event. Please be at the Library at 5:45 to check-in, late comers may not be able to participate. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
This week will focus on plant life in Alberta. Visitors can enjoy planting their own grass and coffee filter flowers! Various indoor and outdoor games will be available such as Matching and “Tree Shadow Painting”. Fantastic Flora will run July 31 to Aug. 4. All activities are free of charge; any age is welcome to join in on the fun at the log cabin located on the corner of Sturgeon Road and St. Albert Trail. The Nature Centre is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Wednesday where the Nature Centre is open from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us for a half-hour long story and craft program in conjunction with the Summer Reading Game on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. or from 2 to 2:30 p.m. For ages 3 to K. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Virtuoso violinist Ewald Cheung and pianist Henry Mokken will present a variety of classical music including some familiar favourites. The afternoon will also include dessert and refreshments. Tickets for this Afternoon of Music and Desserts are $15 with all proceeds going to support the upkeep and programs of the historically designated Robertson-Wesley United Church. Tickets are available through the church (780-482-1587) and at the door. Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m.,Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209-123 Street, Edmonton.
Classic Bronze is an elite international group of advanced handbell ringers. Classic Bronze welcomes back director Dr. William Payn. New this year, Classic Copper, a branch of Classic Bronze, offers less experienced ringers a chance to stretch themselves. Classic Copper is under the direction of Camille Ream. Active as a composer since the early ’70s, Dr. Payn has over 50 published compositions. His works are performed virtually every week in the United States and abroad. Classic Bronze is thrilled to welcome Dr. Payn back to Edmonton as he is in constant demand as a handbell clinician and festival conductor throughout the world. Camille Ream has been ringing and directing handbells since 1989. Camille is currently the Music Coordinator and Handbell Director at First United Church in Fort Saskatchewan. She has served as director and clinician at handbell events locally, provincially, nationally and internationally and has served as mass conductor and adjudicator for ALGEHR Youth Festivals in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Calgary as well as in Burnaby, B.C. She is excited to be the director for the first Classic Copper event. Reminisce to a hit of the 1970s, Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In; feel the romance of Fly Me to the Moon; get in the spirit of Christmas with a rousing Celtic version of Good Christian Men Rejoice / Joy to the World. All these and many more at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, Saturday July 29 at 7:30 p.m. For more info, visit: classicbronze.org Tickets are available at the door: $15/adults; $12/students, seniors; $25/family.
• Tigers Baseball Association: Legion Memorial Park is home base for the senior AAA St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League. Visit www.stalberttigers.com, www.baseballalberta.com or www.stalbertbaseball.com for the league schedules. The Tigers host their 32nd annual tournament June 24 to 26 at Legion park.• St. Albert Minor Baseball Association:The St. Albert Senior (30-plus) Cardinals in the Alberta West Central Baseball League and St. Albert Junior Cardinals in the North Central Alberta Baseball League are up to bat at Legion Memorial Park. Schedules are listed at www.ncabl.ab.ca for the junior Cardinals and www.awcba.org for the senior Cardinals. The Western Canada AA Baseball Championships for U18 midget, U15 bantam and U13 peewee are slated for Legion park Aug. 12 to 14. Visit www.stalbertbaseball.com for details.•Fastball St. Albert:2017 U12 A & B Female Softball Provincial Championship. Round robin games are July 7 & 8, 9am – 7pm and medal rounds are July 9, 9am – 2 pm. All games will be at Meadowview Diamonds. For a full schedule visit www.softballalberta.ca.• St. Albert Rugby Football Club:The men’s first division competes in the Alberta Cup and the third division and U21 teams play in the Edmonton Rugby Union. The women’s division one team also scrums down in the ERU. Visit www.edmontonrugby.com or www.stalbertrugby.com for the fixtures.• Impact Soccer:The St. Albert men's and women's Impact teams and the men's St. Albert Rangers kick the ball in the Edmonton District Soccer Association. Visit www.edsa.org for the fixtures.• Lacrosse:The junior A and senior B St. Albert Miners play their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League home games at Go Auto Arena at Servus Credit Union Place. Visit www.rockymountainlax.com for the schedules. The junior B Tier I St. Albert Crude also run the floor at Akinsdale Arena in the RMLL.• Triathlon:The St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club hosts its annual sprint triathlon Aug. 7 at Fountain Park Recreation Centre. Visit starrt.wildapricot.org for information.
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom Of The Opera, will come to Edmonton as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This Phantom features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. Running time: Two hours and 40 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Runs from July 26 to Aug. 6. Ticket info and showtimes available from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Pickleball is more fun than you can imagine and great exercise too! A sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or more players use paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with a few modifications. It's enjoyed by people of all ages; easy to learn, easy to play and addictive! Come out and try your hand at Pickleball from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. any Wednesday until the end of August. All equipment will be provided, but you must bring clean runners as the lessons will be on indoor courts. Individuals, couples and groups can be accommodated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to try out the fastest growing in North America!
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at Red Willow Place (St. Albert Seniors Assoc.) 156 St. Albert Trail, Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help save a life by donating blood. New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
Come out and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club on trails and sidewalks along the banks of the scenic Blackmud Creek. 5- and 10-km available. Rated 2B. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Registration: 6:30 p.m., start: 7 p.m. in the Starbucks parking lot ,961 James Mowatt Trail, Edmonton. Directions: from Anthony Henday, south on 111 St. to just past Ellerslie Road and left turn into parking lot of large strip mall. Contact: David Hall, 780-951-2882; email@example.com For more information on this and other walks www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/
You are a fearless adventurer pursing Master Sesquicentennial across our vast country. Where will the trail lead and what will you discover? Meet challenges on an escape through coastal rainforests, mountains, prairies, and tundra as you play your way through the game. All teens who successfully complete this summer reading game will receive a new book to keep as a reward. Just stop by the information desk on the second floor to get started. For teens and tweens ages 11 to 17. The reading game runs June 28 to Aug.22. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.