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• The Al­berta Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety, Leth­bridge Branch will hold its monthly

meet­ing May 18 at 7 p.m. at Room 128, 909 3 Ave. N. Please bring a guest. John Squarek will present “Get­ting started with DNA.” Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

• Galt Mu­seum will host “Lo­cate Your Fe­male An­ces­tors,” pre­sented by Su­san Haga of the Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety, May

18 from 7-9 p.m. Re­search­ing women is a tough task — com­pared to men, they tend to be un­der­rep­re­sented in his­tor­i­cal sources. Haga will show how to lo­cate sources and fol­low leads to find out about your fe­male an­ces­tors. Ad­mis­sion fees ap­ply; reg­is­tra­tion not re­quired (in­cludes ex­hibit ac­cess).

• Univer­sity of Leth­bridge presents Sgt. Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Con­cert May 18 from 7-10 p.m. at the U of L The­atre. Two U of L alumni, Bente Hansen (BMus ’86) and Jesse Plessis (BMus ’10), present the mu­sic from the Bea­tles’ eighth stu­dio al­bum in a twopi­ano duo. The con­cert fea­tures a cock­tail re­cep­tion and back­stage tours. For ticket in­for­ma­tion, phone 403-329-2616.

• Al-Anon, a group for those fac­ing prob­lems caused by some­one else’s drink­ing, meets Thurs­days at 1 p.m. at the Fam­ily Cen­tre, Suite 225, 200 4 Ave. S. (Leth­bridge Cen­tre). De­tails: Pat, 403359-2169 or Mar­lene, 403-3887319.

• “Easy Does It” Al-Anon for adult chil­dren of al­co­holics, a sup­port group for peo­ple who grew up with the rules Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel, meets Thurs­days, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shep­herd, 2406 11 Ave. S., front door. De­tails: Judy, 403-329-0661.

• Blan­kets for Canada Leth­bridge meets Thurs­days from 10 a.m.-noon at the west en­trance of Southminster United Church (11 Street and 4 Av­enue). We are in need of more vol­un­teers. Do­na­tions of yarn or fi­nan­cial do­na­tions are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated, also eight- or nine-inch squares as well as strips 70 inches long, knit­ted or cro­cheted. Items may be dropped off at the church or at Michael’s craft store at Park Place mall. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-329-6586 or 403-329-4410.

• Adult Chil­dren of Al­co­holics and/or Dys­func­tional Fam­i­lies meet Thurs­days, 8 p.m., 408 13 St. N. De­tails: Ann, 403-382-9925, or Shan­non, 403315-3482.

• Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Gen­eral Ste­wart Branch No. 4 hosts crib­bage ev­ery Thurs­day with a start time of 6:45 p.m. Don’t be late; come out and play.

• YWCA Leth­bridge and Dis­trict of­fers Chat Room, a group for sin­gle fe­male par­ents, Thurs­days from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the YWCA Meet­ing Room, 604 8 St. S. Chat Room pro­vides a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment to cre­ate con­nec­tions, learn how to ac­cess com­mu­nity re­sources and dis­cover in­for­ma­tion use­ful to daily life. Join at any time, and it’s free. If child care or trans­porta­tion is needed, that can be ar­ranged. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Tracy at tjames@yw­caleth­bridge.org or call her at 403-329-0088.

• Leth­bridge Lodge #39 An­cient Free And Ac­cepted Ma­sons of Al­berta meets third Thurs­day, 7:30 p.m. at the Ma­sonic Hall, 316 10 St. S. De­tails: Kevin, 403-634-7713.

• Want to learn more about Parkin­son’s dis­ease? You’re in­vited to the Parkin­son Al­berta Sup­port Group meet­ings third Thurs­day of the month, Septem­ber to June, 2 p.m., Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion, 500 11 St. S. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ali­cia Visser, 403-3177710.

• Leth­bridge Pho­tog­ra­phy Club meets third Thurs­day at 6:30 p.m. at the Casa build­ing. Pho­tog­ra­phers of all abil­i­ties are wel­come. De­tails: Lorelei Hof­farth, 403382-8285. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.leth­bridgepho­to­club.org.

• Fri­day’s Dance will take place May 19 from 7-10 p.m. at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion’s Memo­rial Hall, 324 Mayor Ma­grath Drive S. Mu­sic by record­ing artist Fay Stevens fea­tur­ing coun­try rock in­clud­ing some cha-chas, waltzes and polkas. Cost: $8 per per­son. Door prizes; ev­ery­one wel­come. No mem­ber­ship re­quired.

• Army, Navy & Air Force Vet­er­ans Club in­vites the pub­lic to play shuf­fle­board, mixed darts and bil­liards (pool) Fri­days, 7 p.m., 517 5 Ave. S.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly), a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion which pro­vides sup­port to peo­ple want­ing to lose weight, meets reg­u­larly in Leth­bridge and area. De­tails: Eileen Sch­midt, 403-4052410, or visit the web­site, www.tops.org.

• Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery — a Christ-cen­tred re­cov­ery pro­gram for any hurt, hang-up and habit, meets Fri­day nights at Park Mead­ows Bap­tist Church, 2011 15 Ave. N. 6 p.m. - sup­per ($3); 7 p.m. large group; 8 p.m. - open share small groups; 9 p.m. - Solid Rock Cafe. Email cel­e­bratere­cov­ery@park­mead­ows.ca for more in­for­ma­tion or visit http://cel­e­bratere­cov­ery.ca/wp/.

• Nord­bridge Bingo wel­comes the pub­lic (18 and over) for a cash bingo with no sur­charges Fri­days at 1 p.m. (ex­cept hol­i­days) at 1904 13 Ave. N. A reg­u­lar book is $5, ex­tra games $1 each. Come early for break­fast or one of the daily lunch spe­cials. Call 403-329-3222 for more in­for­ma­tion and/or bus schedul­ing.

• The Galt Mu­seum’s Satur­days at 1:00 hands-on his­tory pro­gram for fam­i­lies con­tin­ues May 20 from 1-2 p.m., fea­tur­ing “Crown.” Be­come a king or queen by mak­ing a mag­nif­i­cent crown and find out about Vic­to­ria Day. Ad­mis­sion fees ap­ply; reg­is­tra­tion not re­quired (in­cludes ex­hibit ac­cess).

• The Ger­man Cana­dian Club of Leth­bridge will hold a Spring Dance May 20 at 902 6 St. N. Cock­tails at 6 p.m., din­ner at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. with mu­sic by Alpen Schatz. Din­ner of sauer­braten, rotkraut mariniert in rotwein, but­terspat­zle and nach­speise. Tick­ets $20 for mem­bers, $25 for in­vited guests. For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, call Alice at 403-320-1689 (press 3 at prompt, call will be for­warded to Alice).

• Shaugh­nessy Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion’s monthly jam ses­sion sched­uled for May 21 is can­celled due to prior com­mit­ments.

• Save up your pop bot­tles, juice boxes, milk jugs and other re­cy­clables and ex­change them for a drop-in pass to West Wind Gym­nas­tics - one pass per garbage bag of cans. All money raised from this fundraiser will sup­port the pro­grams of­fered by the West Wind Gym­nas­tics Club. Bot­tles can be dropped off be­tween May 22 and May 27 at the club, lo­cated at 1014 3 Ave. N. There will be a pickup ser­vice May 27 from 2-5 p.m. Call the club at 403-3201373 to sched­ule a pickup or for more in­for­ma­tion.

• Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer a “Rock Decor” class May 23 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Learn how to turn your trea­sures into beau­ti­ful pic­tures. Sup­plies in­cluded for this class in­clude stained boards, paint and an as­sort­ment of vinyl cutouts. Bring a se­lec­tion of rocks, sticks, shells, etc. and you will also need E6000 glue. Fee: $25 for LSCO mem­bers, $35 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by May 19. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call the LSCO at 403-320-2222.

• St. John Am­bu­lance will hold a Child Safety Seat In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion May 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the SJA build­ing, 1254 3 Ave. S. The free two-hour ses­sion pro­vides par­ents and care­givers in­for­ma­tion on how to en­sure their child safety seat is in­stalled cor­rectly in their ve­hi­cle and their child is prop­erly se­cured in the seat plus in­for­ma­tion about the law in Al­berta re­gard­ing the use of child safety seats. To reg­is­ter for the next free ses­sion, call the Cus­tomer Ser­vice Reg­is­tra­tion desk at 403-327-2847. Fu­ture in­for­ma­tion ses­sion dates will be avail­able on the web­site: www.sja.ca/ab.

• Haram­bee Grand­mas, the Leth­bridge Chap­ter of the Stephen Lewis Foun­da­tion Grand­moth­ers to Grand­moth­ers Cam­paign, will present their next Travel Chat May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa’s ATB Fi­nan­cial Com­mu­nity Room, 230 8 St. S., fea­tur­ing “Bri­tain (By Camper - Tot in Tow). Young mom Caitlin Som­mer shares her travel ad­ven­tures about bond­ing with son Tris­tan while on the road as novice RVers. Free ad­mis­sion; do­na­tions wel­comed.

• Ad­just­ing to re­tire­ment can be chal­leng­ing. Men and Re­tire­ment is a work­shop con­sist­ing of 6 free in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions that will fo­cus on the non­fi­nan­cial as­pects of re­tire­ment, run­ning Wed­nes­days, May 24-June 28 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Fam­ily Ties As­so­ci­a­tion, 909 3 Ave. N., Room 206. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, con­tact Leon Ebright at 403-330-8936 by May 22.

• The Al­berta Civil Lib­er­ties Re­search Cen­tre will host a one-day sem­i­nar on Em­ploy­ers’ Le­gal Duty to Ac­com­mo­date Em­ploy­ees’ Hu­man Rights un­der the Al­berta Hu­man Rights Act, May 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary The­atre Gallery (Main Branch), 810 5 Ave. S. All ma­te­ri­als will be pro­vided on USBs. Cost: $25 per per­son (lunch in­cluded; sub­si­dies avail­able). Reg­is­ter by May 22 by email­ing aclrc@ucal­gary.ca or call­ing 403-2202505. Reg­is­ter early; seats are lim­ited.

• A Com­mu­nity Garage Sale/Swap Meet will be held May 26 from noon-6 p.m. and May 27 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at 543 30 St. N. (in the Leth­bridge in­dus­trial area). Call or text Dee at 403 795-9676 or email TWD267@GMAIL.com to re­serve your spot.

• The Parkin­son Al­berta 2017 Hope Con­fer­ence will take place May 27 at the Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion, 500 11 St. S. Key­note speaker will be Jean Madill of Leth­bridge, who has a 30-plus-year ca­reer in global post-secondary ed­u­ca­tion and lead­er­ship train­ing, and who was di­ag­nosed with Parkin­son’s dis­ease in 2014. To reg­is­ter visit the web­site www.parkin­son­al­berta.ca/hopecon­fer­ence or con­tact your Re­gional Client Ser­vice Co-or­di­na­tor.

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