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• 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, www.tops.org. • 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 email@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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 email@example.com. • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mackenzie at 403-380-2824 or email email@example.com.
• 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 info@SAEA.ca, phone 403-320-1577 or visit www.saea.ca. • 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.