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December 2017
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Lizzie

December 7 - December 10

“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one.” This rock-show is a retelling of America's first and favourite axe-wielding double murderess. On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter, Lizzie Borden, was the prime suspect. Lizzie's trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend. Lizzie is four women…

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The Nutcracker

December 7 - December 10
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Alberta Ballet will delight all ages with Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker, a treasured event to herald the holiday season! Enter a Kingdom of Sweets, fall in love with a Sugar Plum Fairy and bravely face an army of mischievous mice. This classic ballet, presented in the fable’s authentic Russian setting, is a glittering holiday event for both dance and music lovers. The acclaimed choreography will inspire the youngest audience members and the Tchaikovsky score will thrill music lovers. Alberta Ballet’s…

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Outrospectives: Nathalie Daoust, Florin Hategan, Edwin Janzen

December 7, 2017 - January 27, 2018

Outrospectives empowers us to think creatively, reinforce our relationships with others and – perhaps one day – create radical and meaningful social transformations. Utilizing photography and printmaking, Nathalie Daoust, Florin Hategan and Edwin Janzen interrogate assumptions of identity, place and meaning. These diverse artists present their own Outrospectives that encourage us to broaden our own preconceptions of the outside world and its occupants and, in turn, learn about ourselves. Exhibit runs from Dec. 7, 2018 to Jan. 27, 2018. Opening reception:…

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Candlelight Christmas: The McDades

December 7 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
John Walter Museum, 9180 Walterdale Hill, Located at the bottom of Walterdale and Queen Elizabeth roads, on the north side of the Kinsmen Sport Centre parking lot.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Traditions weave people together through a common experience. For more than twenty years, the McDades have participated in this wonderful Christmas tradition at John Walter Museum. Join us for music, good cheer and enjoy the simple beauty of these 19th century homes. You will hear two 45-minute musical performances in each of the oldest of John Walter's homes, and during intermission, you can enjoy seasonal treats in our interpretive centre. Concerts begin on Dec. 7 and run until Dec. 22.…

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Family Drop-in Storytimes at the Library

December 9 - December 16
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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For preschool children not registered in other storytimes. Activities and stories are geared for ages 2-4. Parents are encouraged to join the program. Anyone joining is expected to participate. There is no need to pre-register for this program, but please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time. There are two drop in storytimes weekly, Sunrise Storytime runs on Saturdays, to Dec. 16 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by the St. Albert…

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A Christmas Carol

December 9 - December 23
Citadel Theatre Complex, 9828 – 101A Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Based on the story by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol, a stage adaptation by Tom Wood of the Charles Dickens novel, draws sell-out crowds each year in what has clearly become an Edmonton yuletide tradition. A Christmas Carol tells the story of bitter old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his transformation into a gentler, kinder man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, as well as Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Don’t…

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Shatter

December 9 - December 16

By Trina Davies; directed by Josh Languedoc. Anna MacLean’s eye has been turned by all the handsome soldiers roaming about the streets of her hometown of Halifax. She feels the promise of something great is lingering on the horizon for her. Those feelings are as fleeting as a dream. With Anna’s mother, her best friend, Elsie Schultz are thrown into chaos when their world explodes around them. Based around the events of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, Davies’ intense and thought-provoking…

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Christmas is Real: North Pointe Community Church Rock Choir

December 9 - December 10

The concert is free and everyone is welcome. Please join us Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. North Pointe Community Church, 14025 167 Ave., Edmonton.

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Landmarks

December 10 - December 24
Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Landmarks is an examination of the prairie landscape from multiple perspectives. As artists who have lived and worked in rural western Canada and the Australian outback, Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock and Katherine Russell noticed commonalities between the two landscapes. Both places are sources of inspiration for the artists, both being landscapes replete with texture and unique instance and character of light.

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Annual Christmas Lights and Display On Elliot Place

December 10, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Enjoy the colourful lights and Christmas displays as you walk under the arches or drive around the cul-de-sac on Elliot Place, just a few blocks north of the Sturgeon Hospital. In order to support those in need in our community, we are collecting non-perishable food items for the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village. Donations can be dropped off in the donation box at 9 Elliot Place any time during the month of December. Most needed items are: powdered milk,…

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Francophone Christmas Choir Concert

December 10

Edmonton francophone choirs Les Chantamis, Mélodie d'Amour, Ensemble vocal Clé. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Eglise St. Thomas d'Aquin, 8410 - 89 St., Edmonton. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. Tickets available at the door, cost: $15 adults; $10 students and seniors; children 5 and under admitted free. Check out our website: www.choralechantamis.ca

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Sculptors’ Association of Alberta: Winter Show & Sale

December 10, 2017 - January 27, 2018

This timely Show and Sale features beautiful and unusual 2 and 3 Dimensional artworks from the talented Sculptors Association of Alberta.  Sculptures, reliefs and paintings in a variety of media and sizes will engage and delight the viewer. Participating artists: Annique Comeau, Beata Kurpinski, Carroll Charest, Dale Smith, Ellie Shuster, Yong Fei Guan, Fran Cuyler, Helen Rogers, Ivano Ongaro, Keith Turnbull, Krista Acheson, Larry Andreoff, Marjorie Davies, Richard & Carol Selfridge, Ritchie Velthuis, Robert Woodbury, Sharon Moore-Foster, Zazo J. Hajdu.…

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All Day Sunday: Home Sweet Home?

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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What is a home? What does it mean to you? Has your home changed due to immigration, economic or political change? Challenge your pre-conceived notions and explore Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial, which features art from Canada and around the world. Join us in a conversation on identity, storytelling and activism and create your own mixed-media story, handmade journals and more! Runs Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. Free with admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston…

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A Joyful Noise Family Christmas

December 10 @ 4:00 pm

Come All Ye grandparents, moms and dads, aunties and uncles, cousins, in laws, friends and most of all – children! Everyone is invited to celebrate Christmas with A Joyful Noise - Thursday choir and our special guests – the Braille Tones, the Semi Tones, and the McKernan School Grade 2 Choir.  We will celebrate Christmas with songs about snowmen, bells that jingle, Christmas trees, and angels. You can even enjoy a hot drink and a Christmas treat. We are thrilled…

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The Wondrous Story

December 10 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring Concordia Community Chorus and Bella Voce Concordia, Dr. Joy Berg, conductor; Breck McHan, assistant conductor; with Jubiloso! Bells of Concordia and Jubellation Handbell Ensemble, Debbie Rice, conductor. Concordia’s choral and handbell community ensembles invite you into the contemplative magic of The Wondrous Story, a Christmas concert in the Abendlied tradition. The Community Chorus and Bella Voce women’s choir “sing in” the evening with carols and classics old and new. They are joined by Jubiloso! Bells of Concordia and JuBELLation,…

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“Oh! What a Night!” – The Christmas Show

December 10 @ 7:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The cast of “Oh! What a Night!”, the internationally renowned tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, celebrates the Christmas season with a brand new show that definitely creates “holiday sparkle.” In the “Oh! What a Night!” Christmas show the cast will warm you up with some of the most popular songs from their fast paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and then transform you into a Christmas wonderland with a brand new tribute to “Mr. Christmas”…

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Pro Coro Canada: Little Match Girl Passion

December 10 @ 7:00 pm

Now an annual tradition, Pro Coro Canada’s ConSept presents David Lang’s spare yet incredibly fulfilling Little Match Girl Passion. This one-hour candlelight performance showcases a quartet of singers who will take you on the heart-wrenching but hopeful journey of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl. Ticket info from www.procoro.ca or by calling 780-420-1247. Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton.

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Tot Time

December 11 @ 10:00 am

Join us at this free drop-in for moms and tots every Monday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 165 Liberton Drive, St. Albert. For more info, call 780-458-1937.

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PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero

December 11 @ 6:00 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero is a super-heroic, brand new live show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ Masks! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from their sneaky villains – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe! You’ve NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before – leaping, flipping and climbing – live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and…

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Here We Come A-Caroling

December 11 @ 7:00 pm

Edmonton Vocal Minority and Chorealis, the choir of the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, will be donning their best gay apparel for their annual Christmas event, Here We Come A-Caroling. Once again the evening will be hosted by long-time friend of the choir, Kristy Harcourt. Performances by both choirs will be interspersed with activities for the audience and a break for refreshments. To wrap things up the audience will join the choirs in a sing-along and request their favourite carols and Christmas songs. Admission is free…

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Monday Evening Drop-in Book Club

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Drop-in for our annual book club Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please bring a treat to share, a new or gently used book for our secret gift exchange, and be ready to chat about a book you enjoyed outside the book club this year. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by the St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Feature Pyramid: A Blue Christmas

December 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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We’ll have a blue Christmas without you! Take in the joy and wonder of this year’s unique holiday exhibit in the Feature Pyramid. Continues to Jan. 8. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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Burning Bluebeard

December 12 - December 23

By Jay Torrence and inspired by a true story, Burning Bluebeard tells the tale of six singed clowns who emerge from the burnt remains of a theatre to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime. This time, they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that destroyed Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre in 1903. This Sterling Award Winning hit returns just in time for the holidays! Presented by the Edmonton Actors Theatre, featuring: Braydon Dowler-Coltman,…

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Pop-up Storytime with the Library

December 12 @ 10:00 am
St. Albert Alliance Church, West of Walmart on Villeneuve Road
St. Albert, Alberta
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Drop-in storytime at 10 a.m. with library time to follow. Borrow books, craft and play on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Everyone is welcome. This storytime is located at St. Albert Alliance Church, 25416 Villeneuve Rd, St. Albert.

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St. Albert Garden Club

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Sir George Simpson School, 50 Grosvenor Blvd
St. Albert,
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Christmas is coming and you can learn how to make some beautiful arrangements for your home! Join us on as we welcome back Irene Hill from the Floral Arts Society to demonstrate some table centres  and a swag. You will get some good ideas and then go home and make your own creations. These items will be included in the raffle. We meet Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the lunchroom of Sir George Simpson School, 50 Grosvenor Blvd.  Admission; members…

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St. Albert & District Fish & Game Association

December 12 @ 7:30 pm

Our monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Janine Higgins, Community Engagement Lead, Alberta Environment & Parks. Janine will be giving a presentation on the aquatic invasive species threatening our province’s biodiversity and economy, such as quagga and zebra mussels, goldfish and phragmites. She will also give an update on the progress the Alberta Aquatic Invasive Species Program has made since its inception. This presentation will be of particular interest to all of those who spend time on the waters and…

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The Shoebox Project for Shelters

December 13

The Shoebox Project for Shelters is again collecting donations for their Shoebox gift drive, benefitting local women who are homeless or at risk. The idea is simple: pack a shoebox full gift items that would help any woman feel special, drop it off by December 13 and The Shoebox Project will deliver it to a women’s shelter or community organization in time for the holidays. Each shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 dollars that can enhance self-esteem and…

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Seniors Association Christmas Lunch

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a delicious buffet lunch prepared by Chef Kas featuring turkey and ham. Sing-along with Pat & Bob. Donations for the food ank greatly appreciated. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Dec. 7. Luncheon takes place Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbertseniors.ca

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ActivateAGA: Pop Up Poetry with Breath In Poetry

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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Join Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, Ahmed Knowmadic, and Edmonton’s only spoken word collective, Breath In Poetry, for a series of poetic responses to three current AGA exhibitions: WordMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project, Faye HeavyShield: Calling Stones (Conversations), and Turbulent Landings: The 2017 NGC Canadian Biennial. Gain new insight into exhibition themes through the poet’s thoughtful responses to each exhibition. ActivateAGA is a new series of pop-up performances that activate your AGA in surprising ways and in unique places. The Breath In…

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Twilight Recovery Evening Retreats

December 14
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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There is a saying that one does not graduate from the program. Nor does anyone ever stop learning, growing and healing. These evenings, will combine input, support group sharing and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting venture of faith, fellowship and personal growth. The evenings are open to anyone either in a 12 Step Program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about addictions and the recovery process. Facilitator: Sylvain L.…

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Light Walk at the Muttart

December 14
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Take a stroll under the stars! Experience magic as you walk through the Temperate Pyramid surrounded by nature and other breathtaking wonders. Every Thursday in December. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St., Edmonton.

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Senior and Tot Storytime: Ironwood Estates with St. Albert Public Library

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ironwood Estates, 40 Ironwood Point
St. Albert, Alberta
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Drop-in storytime at 10 a.m. with library time to follow. Borrow books, craft and play on Thursdays in December from 10 to 11 a.m. Storytimes will be approximately 20-30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to this intergenerational program. Light refreshments are generously provided by Ironwood Estates. Please build in time to make new connections and visit with the residents and other families who attend. Ironwood Estates is located at 40 Ironwood Point, St. Albert.

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Overture: Information Session and Tour

December 14 @ 12:00 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre invite you to be our guest at a free, one-hour information session and backstage tour. At the Overture session, you will hear from two or three speakers about the history of the ESO and the Winspear and our vision for the future. You will then be taken on a fascinating backstage tour. Lunch and beverages are provided! Join us at 12 noon on Thursday, Dec. 14. RSVP: Everyone is welcome to attend!…

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Pop-Up Library: Nevada Place

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Outreach Literacy Van will be popping up at Nevada Place on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. to share what's new with the Library and provide on the spot programming. For more information email Ashley: aking@sapl.ca or call 780-459-1755 ext. 3087. Nevada Place is located at 32 Nevada Place, St. Albert.

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Holiday Cheer with the Amati Musicians

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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The Amati Musicians will play holiday favourites and will even take requests from the crowd. Come ready to sing along to their cheery tunes and get in the holiday mood! Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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Twilight Recovery Evening Retreat

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta
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There is a saying that one does not graduate from the program. Nor does anyone ever stop learning, growing and healing. These evenings, will combine input, support group sharing and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting venture of faith, fellowship and personal growth. The evenings are open to anyone either in a 12 Step Program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about addictions and the recovery process. Facilitator: Sylvain L.…

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The Michel Band

December 15, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to be the host of an exhibition curated by members of the Michel Band Council. The history of this First Nation is deeply connected to the region. With family objects from band members and pieces from the museum collection, they will tell their story of strength, family, injustice, challenge and perseverance. Exhibit continues to Jan. 7 at the Musée Heritage Museum, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert.

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Read to Your Snowman Contest at the St. Albert Public Library

December 15 - December 30
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Take a photo of your child reading to a snowman and bring it into the library or email it to us at jsapl@sapl.ca. Photos will be displayed at the library and entrants will have a chance to win a prize. If there is no snow or sticky snow, be creative! Competition runs until Dec. 30. For children age 2 to 8. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Monument: Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano

December 15, 2017 - February 19, 2018
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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This second RBC Work Room project features Edmonton artists/designers Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano working in residence for a creative development period of six weeks. Using the methodologies of design as a medium to examine our present moment and interrogate the customs of creation, Humniski and Serrano will inhabit RBC Work Room to make works on paper, print editions and ephemeral or temporary works in various scales. Created both individually and in partnership, the resulting works featured in Monument will echo themes of tradition and ritual, artifact…

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Christmas at the Winspear: Handel’s Messiah

December 15 - December 16
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Prior. Claire de Sévigné, soprano; Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano; Ryan Downey, tenor; Kokopelli, choir; Òran, choir. Hear Messiah as you never have before, with an unabashedly lush full-orchestra arrangement by Eugene Goossens. This is a holiday favourite. Friday, Dec. 15 or Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com  

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The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant … Ever!

December 15 - December 23
Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
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"The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant…Ever!" is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. What could be so hard? It’s always the same Mary and Joseph and the same old Christmas carols. But no one was expecting the Herdmans to show up for the auditions!!! The Herdmans are "the worst kids in the history of the entire universe" who don’t know anything…

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St. Albert Blood Donor Clinic

December 15 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert, Alberta
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Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave., Friday, Dec. 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 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).  

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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

December 15 @ 7:30 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald’s shows are increasingly known as grand affairs, sometimes with dozens of other musicians and dancers joining him onstage. With his big-heart, big-sound blend of acoustic, funk, soul and pop, he has proven himself a Calgarian musical wonder. His natural charisma allows him to effortlessly connect to fans with joyful energy. Awarded the Emerging Artist prize at the Alberta Music Awards, Fitzgerald brings his spirited drum and guitar-drenched music north for you to enjoy. Friday, Dec. 15 at…

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Candy Cane Family Christmas

December 16
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Tyler Hamilton, vocalist; Whitney Leigh Sloan, vocalist; Sugar Swing Dance Company; Edmonton School of Ballet; Firefly Theatre and Circus. Jingle all the way to the holidays with a menagerie of dancers, singers, and some surprising guests. This is the perfect way to celebrate the season with kids from 1 to 92! Please see the Winspear Centre Box Office wickets one hour before the performance to get a complimentary babes-in-arms ticket for any infants who are under 1 year old. Saturday,…

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All I Want for Christmas: A Joyful Noise Monday Choir

December 16 @ 4:00 pm

Inspired by the Canadian winter season, and memories of poring over the Eaton’s Christmas catalogue, conductor Eva Bostrand has created a program that will appeal to the eye as well as the ear. Joining the guest singers and instrumentalists is Kieran Martin Murphy – actor, singer, comedian, and a familiar presence from “The Irrelevant Show.” The choir is delighted to welcome Murphy back for a second appearance with them. The audience can expect good music, a tableau or two and…

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Festive Brass Mill Creek Colliery Band

December 16 @ 7:30 pm

The band will present an exciting program of Christmas, seasonal and other festive music. Soloists from the band will be featured and the audience will be invited to join in a sing-along of some favourite carols.  Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park. Tickets are $20/regular, and $15/students/seniors (60+), plus applicable fees available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca. Ages 17 and under get in free at the door!

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Sons of Maxwell: Christmas Super Deluxe

December 16 @ 7:30 pm
Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road
Spruce Grove,
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Sons of Maxwell blend original music with the best holiday standards. With two great Christmas CDs under their belts, they have a lot of repertoire to choose from, applying their signature harmonies to classics like “Deck the Halls”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, and “Frosty the Snowman” to new pieces like “Señor Santa Clause” and “Jesus Christ is Born Today.” Don and Dave Carroll began their music duo career in university and they have not slowed down since. Dave has…

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Alcomdale Christmas Market & Craft Fair

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shop local vendors! Gift ideas, concession, craft area for kids ($5/child); door prizes! Admission: $2: 12 and under free. Sunday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alcomdale Community Hall, 57000 Hwy. 44, Sturgeon County. Sponsored by the Alcomdale Community League. Website: www.AlcomdaleEvents.blogspot.com

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St. Albert Community Carol Sing

December 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Open to the entire community. Includes presentations from more than four churches in St. Albert. Free admission; donations to the St. Albert Food Bank are appreciated. Cameras allowed; no flash, please. Sunday, Dec. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m., Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert.

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Motanky, Felting and Weaving Show

December 19

View the latest Signature Artist Series featuring local artisans Elizabeth Holinaty, Myroslava Oksentiuk, Elena Scharabun and Natalia Yashnikova. Meet the ACUA artists and visit with new and old friends. Learn about the mysterious Ukrainian Knot Doll known as Motanky, and see a large display of them. View our highlighted master artisans array of handmade woven and felted jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, brooches and toys. On view from Dec. 1 to 19. ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique, 9534 - 87 Street, Edmonton.

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Salute to Vienna: a New Year’s Concert

December 30 @ 2:30 pm
Winspear Centre for Music, Corner of 102nd Avenue and 99th Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Featuring:
Strauss Symphony of Canada
Andreas Spörri, conductor (Zurich);
Sera Gösch, soprano (Vienna);
Adam Luther, tenor (Toronto).
Featuring dancers from:
Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria);
International Champion Ballroom Dancers. This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant new year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with full symphony orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. An Edmonton tradition…

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Countdown at the Conservatory

December 31 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Come celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 at the Muttart. Join festive hourly countdowns, taste some treats and refreshments, do some planting and explore the Pyramids. A great family outing – bring the grandparents too! Sunday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.

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Carvel Ukrainian Cultural Society New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance

December 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Carvel Ukrainian Cultural Society, a non-profit organization, is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance party. Sunday, Dec. 31. Cocktails: 6 p.m.; dinner: 7 p.m.; dance to follow; music by the Satellites. Price: $37.50/person. Tickets: contact 780-963-6973 or carvelhall@gmail.com. Carvel Hall, 99 Township Road 525A, Parkland County, Alta.

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2018 Edmonton International New Year’s Eve Gala

December 31 @ 7:00 pm

A spectacular evening of food, fun and entertainment in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Entertainment includes circus variety shows performed by former members of Cirque du Soleil. Our guests will experience an unforgettable evening of unparalleled entertainment at this highly exclusive event with many beautiful, highly unique acts and captivating displays of contortion and aerial acrobatics. Cocktails: 7 p.m.; Silent auction: 7 to 11:30 p.m.; Gourmet Dinner of Distinction 8 to 10 p.m. Circus variety shows performed by…

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A Pro Coro Canada’s New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 7:30 pm

Out with the old, in with the new: celebrate New Year's Eve with Pro Coro Canada! A novel tradition begins with choral works that speak to the passing of time and rebirth. Enjoy a glass of bubbly at intermission, and then join in the singing as we all make reverence to the past year and fete the next. Sunday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton.

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks

December 31 @ 8:30 pm

Ring in the new year with us! The City of St. Albert invites you to celebrate the new year with a fireworks display This is the perfect setting to celebrate the start of 2018 with family and friends! Please remember to dress for the weather and arrive early to find parking and a place to sit. Note: Mission Hill will be closed Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, until 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 for the event. Join us Sunday, Dec. 31…

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Blanket Exercise

January 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive
St. Albert, Alberta
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The Canadian history we weren’t taught in school: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise was developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples – which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation. The Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one-and-a-half hour participatory workshop. It is an interactive learning program that teaches Indigenous rights history by symbolizing the encroachment of European settlers and other abuses that this continent's Aboriginals have experienced…

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