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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.