Com­mu­nity CALENDAR


Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Com­mu­nity calendar is for non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions and fundrais­ers. Please for­ward your items, at least one week in ad­vance of your event, to com­mu­ni­ty­cal­en­dar@ leth­bridge­

• Galt Mu­seum’s Galt Work­shops hands-on his­tory pro­gram for adults and se­niors con­tin­ues Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m. with “Felted Scarves.” Find out about the ori­gin of the scarf and cre­ate a felted silk scarf. Ad­mis­sion fees apply (in­cludes ex­hibit ac­cess); free to an­nual pass hold­ers. • 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, 403-388-7319.

• “Easy Does It” Al-Anon for adult chil­dren of al­co­holics, a sup­port group for peo­ple who want to learn health­ier cop­ing skills in their re­la­tion­ships, 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 403329-6586 or 403329-4410. • Adult Chil­dren of Al­co­holics and/or Dys­func­tional Fam­i­lies, a sup­port group for peo­ple who grew up with the rules Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel, meet Thurs­days, 8 p.m., 408 13 St. N. De­tails: Ann, 403-382-9925, or Shan­non, 403-315-3482. • 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. • The Coal­dale United Church Thrift Shop (2022 18 St.) is open Thurs­days from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as a ser­vice to the com­mu­nity. Most cloth­ing and shoes at $2. House­hold items very rea­son­ably priced — Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, bed­ding, table­cloths, cur­tains, kitchen items, books, fine china, jew­elry and more. Cash only. Come and browse. • The Leth­bridge Philatelic So­ci­ety (stamp col­lec­tors) meets ev­ery sec­ond

Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Christ Trin­ity Church, 416 12 St. S. Any­one in­ter­ested in stamp col­lect­ing is welcome. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Wal­ter at 403-388-9174. • 702 Wing Air Force As­so­ci­a­tion meets sec­ond Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 702 Wing build­ing at the air­port. Ex-air force mem­bers or any­one in­ter­ested in avi­a­tion are welcome. De­tails: Wal­ter, 403-3814352, or Bruce, 403-381-3344. • Are you in­ter­ested in writ­ing? The River Bot­tom Writ­ers in­vite you to join them the sec­ond and fourth Thursday of ev­ery month at 6:45 p.m. in the Richard­son Oilseed Room at Leth­bridge Col­lege for a ses­sion of in­for­mal writ­ing prac­tice. All genre writ­ers are welcome. Bring pen, pa­per or lap­top. • The National As­so­ci­a­tion of Fed­eral Re­tirees (NFSA) will hold a South­ern Al­berta Branch gen­eral lun­cheon meet­ing

Oct. 13 at Coun­try Kitchen Cater­ing (be­low The Keg restau­rant, 1715 Mayor Ma­grath Drive S. (build­ing is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. A lasagna lunch will be served. Guest speaker is Dr. Roland Ikuta, geri­atric spe­cial­ist. If you are an as­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber and wish to at­tend, con­tact the of­fice at 403-328-0801 and leave a mes­sage. All fu­ture mem­bers welcome. • 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, 403-405-2410, or visit the web­site, • Cel­e­brate Re­cov­ery — a Christ­cen­tred 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@park­mead­ for more in­for­ma­tion or visit http://cel­e­bratere­cov­ • 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 Leth­bridge As­so­ci­a­tion of the Blind (LAB) pro­vides nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for the blind and visu­ally im­paired in the Leth­bridge area. Some of these in­clude din­ners with en­ter­tain­ment, at­tend­ing mu­si­cals at the Yates Theatre and tours of lo­cal mu­se­ums. The as­so­ci­a­tion also runs a bowl­ing league which takes place weekly at the Holiday Bowl. If you are in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in any of these ac­tiv­i­ties or vol­un­teer­ing to as­sist with

these ac­tiv­i­ties, call Bill at 403-942-1677 or email • The Chi­nook So­ci­ety for Re­cov­er­ing Ad­dicts, a not-for-profit reg­is­tered so­ci­ety with char­i­ta­ble sta­tus, makes its ren­o­vated fa­cil­ity at 408 13 St. N. avail­able as a meet­ing room space to 12step groups as well as other groups or or­ga­ni­za­tions. Each of the three avail­able rooms in­cludes ta­bles, chairs, com­mer­cial cof­fee maker and sink. There is a cen­trally lo­cated locker room for group sup­plies as well as cen­tral men’s and women’s wash­rooms. The fa­cil­ity has cen­tral HVAC, is smoke free and wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. Rate per meet­ing room is $60 per month or $15 per meet­ing. For de­tails, con­tact Al­lan at 403-381-8272 (If no an­swer, please leave a mes­sage) or email chi­nook­so­ci­ • The Min­ers Days His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion of Coal­hurst will host a Fall

Craft Sale on Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Coal­hurst Com­mu­nity , Cen­tre, 527 50 Ave. There will be hand­i­crafters, multi-level mar­keters, and some gen­tly used chil­dren’s cloth­ing and toys. • McKil­lop United Church An­nual Fall Fair will take

place Oct. 14 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2329 15 Ave. S., fea­tur­ing a garage sale as well as used books, used toys, home­made bak­ing, freshly made fruitcrisp and take­home pizza. A Kids Fun Fair starts at 10 a.m. with a bal­loon artist, face paint­ing, craft, games and cotton candy. Food con­ces­sion will serve pop­corn, hot dogs, and pop. Or come to Trevor’s Break­fast hosted by Rev­erend Trevor Pot­ter; the break­fast is by do­na­tion and will run from 8-10 a.m. A Coun­try Lun­cheon will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (by do­na­tion). • Galt Mu­seum’s Satur­days at 1:00 hands-on his­tory pro­gram for fam­i­lies will con­tinue Oct. 14 from 1-2 p.m. with “Pa­per Tepees.” Make a pa­per teepee and find out more about teepees from the Galt’s Kainai In­ter­preter Blanche Bruised­head. Ad­mis­sion fees apply (in­cludes ex­hibit ac­cess); free to an­nual pass hold­ers. • Trigem­i­nal Neu­ral­gia Sup­port Group meets the sec­ond Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. in Room C and D at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Trigem­i­nal neu­ral­gia is a neu­ro­pathic dis­or­der char­ac­ter­ized by episodes of in­tense pain in the face, orig­i­nat­ing from the trigem­i­nal nerve. In­di­vid­u­als with TN and their fam­ily mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend meet­ings. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Don at 403330-7937 or email, or Macken­zie at 403-380-2824 or email macken­zie.lea@hot­

• Galt Mu­seum will host a Spe­cial Fam­ily Pro­gram for all ages Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m., fea­tur­ing “Ice Cream So­cial.” Come make and en­joy your own ice cream! You’ll also find out about the his­tory of this de­li­cious treat and Emilio Pi­cariello’s ice cream busi­ness. Ad­mis­sion fees apply (in­cludes ex­hibit ac­cess); free to an­nual pass hold­ers.

• All women are in­vited to a brunch and pro­gram Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s Ban­quet Room. En­joy shop­ping at the fall fair, and beau­ti­ful mu­sic and in­spi­ra­tional mes­sage of Cindy Palin, an au­thor and song­writer from Olds. Cost is $15 per per­son. Reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing Jane at 403-223-1435 or Sylvia at 403-416-5075. Can­cel­la­tions nec­es­sary by Oct. 16. Spon­sored by Taber Chris­tian Women’s af­fil­i­ated with RSVP Ministries Canada. Ev­ery­one is welcome.

• Play­go­ers of Leth­bridge din­ner theatre pro­duc­tion of “The Sa­van­nah Sip­ping So­ci­ety,” a com­edy by Jessie Jones, Ni­co­las Hope and Jamie Wooten, will take place Oct. 17-21 at Coun­try Kitchen Cater­ing. Cock­tails at 6 p.m., din­ner at 6:30 p.m. and show to follow. Tick­ets are $55 for din­ner and the show and are avail­able at Casa, 230 8 St. S. or phone 403-327-2272. Opening night dis­count — a ta­ble of 8 for the price of 7.

• A free work­shop to pro­vide you with the ma­te­ri­als and the knowl­edge to write your own Per­sonal Di­rec­tive will be held

Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion, 500 11 St. S. Pre­sen­ter will be John War­ren, a mem­ber of Dy­ing With Dig­nity Canada. In or­der to en­sure enough ma­te­ri­als are avail­able, sign up at the front desk of the LSCO by Oct. 12. Call the LSCO at 403-320-2222. • Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer “In­tro­duc­tion to Wood­work­ing” Thurs­days, Oct. 19-Nov.

9, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. In­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als 55+ will gain ba­sic knowl­edge for us­ing car­pen­try tools safely. A small high chair for dolls will be com­pleted. Reg­is­ter early, space is lim­ited. Fee: $20 for LSCO mem­bers, $40 for non­mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by Oct. 16. For more de­tails, call the LSCO at 403-320-2222. • The Coats for Kids & Fam­i­lies cam­paign con­tin­ues un­til Oct. 20, ac­cept­ing gen­tly used win­ter-wear for fam­i­lies in need in the com­mu­nity. Ac­cepted items in­clude coats, snow­pants, mitts, scarves, gen­tly used snow boots and new hats. Items can be dropped off at United Way of Leth­bridge and South­west­ern Al­berta, 1277 3 Ave. S.; KPMG LLP, 500, 400 4 Ave. S.; or Leth­bridge TD Canada Trust branches (Leth­bridge Cen­tre, Col­lege Cen­tre or West High­lands).

• South­ern Al­berta Eth­nic As­so­ci­a­tion will present “Mardi Gras: A Night to Re­mem­ber,” Oct. 20 at the Mul­ti­cul­tural Cen­tre, fea­tur­ing mu­sic by Hip­po­drome and a silent auc­tion. Cock­tails at 6 p.m., din­ner at 7 p.m. Tick­ets $75, or $525 for a ta­ble of 8. Email, phone 403-320-1577 or visit • The Gem of the West Mu­seum So­ci­ety’s 9th an­nual Wine and Cheese Auc­tion fundraiser will be held Oct. 21 at the mu­seum in Coal­dale, 1306 20 St. Doors open and silent auc­tion be­gins 5:30 p.m., live auc­tion at 7 p.m. Tick­ets $20, in­cludes com­pli­men­tary wine and hors d’ouevres. Seat­ing is lim­ited; pur­chase tick­ets in ad­vance at the mu­seum. • Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer “In­tro­duc­tion to Your iPad” Tues­days and Thurs­days,

Oct. 24-Nov. 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. You must own an iPad to reg­is­ter. Fee. $40 for LSCO mem­bers, $60 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by Oct.

20. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, stop by the LSCO of­fice or phone 403-320-2222. • Gem of the West Mu­seum Craft and Hobby Show will take place Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the mu­seum in Coal­dale, 1306 20 St. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. Call­ing all artists, crafters and ven­dors: space is lim­ited; book your ta­ble now - $20 per ta­ble. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book a ta­ble, con­tact Myrna at 403-345-4521 or the Gem of the West Mu­seum So­ci­ety at 403-345-1300, ext. 1223.

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