Author and life coach Laurel Vespi is giving a free talk on the Eyes Wide Open principles at the St. Albert Public library on Sunday, Feb. 2.

The talk is in celebration of the launch of her newest book, To Be Awake, a self-help book that encourages people to be more aware and engaged in the world around.

In an email to the Gazette, the St. Albert life coach wrote, “Everyone has those ‘what was I thinking’ moments in their lives. In part, this comes from our tendency to sleepwalk through life rushing from one commitment to the next. Eventually we get a rude awakening. This humorous and revealing talk explores how we mess up our lives and the simple principles to keep our eyes wide open.”

The talk runs from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. followed by a book signing. The event is free, however participants must register. Call the library at 780-459-1682 to reserve a spot.

Glamour Girls. That’s the name of the Edmonton Film Society’s annual winter series that runs from February to March at the Royal Alberta Museum.

The eight films run every Monday starting on Feb. 3 with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. They bring to the screen movie stars from the golden era of cinema – screen sirens such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner and Lauren Bacall, to name a few.

A complete listing of movies is available at

A series membership is available for $30. Individual memberships are general $6, seniors/students $5, and children under 12 are $3. Call 780-439-5285 or email

The museum is located at 12845 – 102 Ave.

Once again, Edmonton’s Walterdale Theatre gets ready to kick away the February blues with Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy Blythe Spirit.

It seems socialite-novelist Charles Condomine has developed a writing block. He invites Madame Arcati to his home for a séance in hopes of getting inspiration for his next novel.

Instead the scheme boomerangs. After the sĂ©ance, the spirit of his annoying and temperamental deceased wife Elvira starts to haunt him. Full of mischief, Elvira repeatedly tries to disrupt Considine’s marriage to his current wife Ruth, who can neither see nor hear the ghost.

Blithe Spirit runs from Feb. 5 to 15 at Walterdale Theatre. Tickets are $12 to $18 and are on sale at 780-420-1757 or online at

Walterdale Theatre is located at 10322 – 83 Ave.


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