July 25, 2015
Runs every Thursday – July to September, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Main Street in Legal – 49 St. beside the SuperMart. Come be a vendor – it’s free! Contact Tammy at 780-961-3616 to register.
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.
The St. Albert Church of Christ invites you to join us as we host an a cappella gospel sing-along at Lions Park (Sir Winston Churchill Avenue and Taché Street) on Wednesday, July 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Check us out at stalbertchurchofchrist.org.
The St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club hosts its 26th annual triathlon Aug. 9 at Fountain Park Recreation Centre. It is sanctioned by Triathlon Alberta. Visit www.starrt.com for more information or to register.
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 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.
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.
Join us for a fun and educational evening in Edmonton's beautiful river valley. Bugs, bees, birch, and bats! These are just some of the amazing plants and animals that might be discussed at our free family bonfires! Bring a lawn chair, and a re-usable cup for warm beverages. All activities are appropriate for a family audience.Thursday, July 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Admission is free. John Janzen Nature Centre, at Fox Dr. and Whitemud Dr.
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
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 will focus on wildflowers of Alberta and area. We’ll take a look at what flowers can grow here and why. Activities include planting seeds and the "wildflower walk." Wonderful Wildflowers runs from July 27 to 31. 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
Lucinda Williams has been manoeuvring down a path all her own for more than three decades, having been imbued with a “culturally rich, economically poor” worldview. Her 11th album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, is easily the most ambitious creation in a body of work that’s long on ambition. Over the course of two discs, Williams leaves no emotional crevice left unexplored, drinking deeply from a well of inspiration that culminates with an offering that overflows with delta-infused country soul. Tuesday,July 28 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Prairie balladeer Scott Cook weaves together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity and a warm, rugged voice. Joined by his acoustic trio, The Second Chances, Scott has toured the world performing with his fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo. As CCMA award winners, The Lovelocks have been described as The Dixie Chicks meets The Lumineers. Their alt-country, roots-inspired approach is filled with soaring vocals, sweet harmonies and sultry strings and has been winning awards and gathering accolades across the country.Wednesday, July 29 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.
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 28. 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; email@example.com For online information about this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca
Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking uses more of the body’s muscles including those of the upper body and core. It can improve stability, balance, and posture. Stress is taken off the hips and knees. Come out and give it a try! Poles are available to use, but space is limited. Meet at the covered picnic shelter.10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 29 at Lions Park.This free workshop is being put on by the St. Albert Trekkers thanks to funding from the Canadian Government New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Ready to tackle tougher challenges and scarier monsters? Bring your first level Dungeons & Dragons character to the Library and get all the info you need to bump up to the next level. Don't have a character? We'll give you one to start with. All interested tweens and teens, ages 11 to 17, are invited to join us at this free program onWednesday, July 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.Register in advance online at www.sapl.caor by visiting or calling the second floor information desk at 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.