Com­mu­nity CAL­EN­DAR


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

• 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 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@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 403329-3222 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 403942-1677 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 12-step 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 fruit-crisp and take-home 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.

• Six O’clock in the Chapel, an evening Ves­per ser­vice with beau­ti­ful mu­sic, will be held Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel at South­min­ster United Church, fea­tur­ing re­flec­tions by Rev. James Grun­den; mu­si­cal guest is Mon­ica Baczuk, flute. This brief and in­ti­mate ser­vice is open to ev­ery­one. Please en­ter at the chapel doors, 1011 4 Ave. S.

• 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.

• Shaugh­nessy Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its monthly Classic Coun­try Jam Ses­sion and Sup­per (cost is $10) Oct. 15. Jam starts at 1 p.m., sup­per at 5 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion call Dorothy at 403-381-3589.

• South­min­ster United Church’s next monthly labyrinth event will take place Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m., led by Verid­i­tas cer­ti­fied fa­cil­i­ta­tor Nancy Fabro. A hand­out on labyrinth ter­mi­nol­ogy to help un­der­stand the ba­sics about labyrinths will be pro­vided; fol­lowed by a med­i­ta­tive walk. Open to the pub­lic; en­ter through the west of­fice doors at 1011 4 Ave. S. By do­na­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at 403-327-3404.

• Leth­bridge Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer an Ap­ple Com­put­ers class Mon­days, Oct. 16-Nov. 20 from 35 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Ba­sic and sim­ple in­struc­tions on how to use Mac com­put­ers, MacBook and iMac will be given. Some of the top­ics will be us­ing iTunes, safe web brows­ing with Sa­fari, and set­ting up Skype. Fee: $40 for LSCO mem­bers, $60 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by Oct. 13. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, stop by the LSCO of­fice or phone 403-320-2222.

• The Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary’s an­nual For­eign Film Fes­ti­val runs Oct. 16-20 at 7 p.m. each night in the The­atre Gallery. Free ad­mis­sion. The sched­ule in­cludes: Oct. 16: “Frantz,” 2016, French/Ger­man, PG – A haunt­ing tale of love and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in a small town in Ger­many in the im­me­di­ate af­ter­math of World War I. Best Film, Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, 2016. Oct. 17: “The Sales­man” (Forushande) 2016, Per­sian, PG – Writer-Di­rec­tor As­ghar Farhadi’s ab­sorb­ing film fea­tures an Ira­nian cou­ple in Tehran. Os­car nom­i­na­tion, Best For­eign Lan­guage Film, 2017. Oct. 18: “Toni Erd­mann,” 2016, Ger­man, 18A – A com­edy about Win­fried, a re­tired mu­sic teacher and his daugh­ter who lives in Bucharest. Os­car nom­i­na­tion, Best For­eign Lan­guage Film, 2017. Oct. 19: “The Prom­ise,” 2016, English/Ar­me­nian/Ger­man/French, 14A – This heart­break­ing love tri­an­gle is set amid the atroc­i­ties of war in the fi­nal days of the Ot­toman Em­pire. Stars Chris­tian Bale, Os­car Isaac and Char­lotte Le Bon. Oct. 20: “A Man Called Ove,” 2016, Swe­den, PG – Based on the best­selling

book of the same name by Fred­er­ick Back­man, this feel­good movie is about a cur­mud­geonly old man with strict prin­ci­ples. Os­car nom­i­na­tion, Best For­eign Lan­guage Film, 2017.

• 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.

• In­no­va­tion Col­lec­tive will hold its monthly fire­side chat Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa, 230 8 St. S. Jeremy Gook will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on Op­er­a­tion Un­der­ground Rail­road. O.U.R., as it’s also known, paves the way for per­ma­nent erad­i­ca­tion of child sex traf­fick­ing. Find out how you can help, and see how close it is even in our own com­mu­ni­ties.

• 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 403327-2272. Open­ing night dis­count — a ta­ble of 8 for the price of 7.

• 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 in­for­ma­tion, 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.

• Ran­ge­land An­tique Col­lec­tors Club will host its 12th an­nual An­tiques and Col­lectibles Sale Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rocky Moun­tain Turf Club, un­der the grand­stand next to Bully's. Fea­tur­ing ven­dors from B.C., Al­berta and Saskatchewan. Ad­mis­sion $3. • St. Am­brose Catholic Women’s League will host a Turkey Sup­per Oct. 22 from 4-6 p.m. at St. Joseph School, 1413 23 Ave., Coal­dale. Adults and take­out: $15; 6-10 years: $7. 50/50 tick­ets $1. Ev­ery­one wel­come. • Leth­bridge Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer “In­tro­duc­tion to Your iPad” Tues­days and Thurs­days, Oct. 24-Nov. 9 from 1:303:30 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. You must own an iPad to reg­is­ter. Fee. $40 for LSCO mem­bers, $60 for non­mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by

Oct. 20. To reg­is­ter or for in­for­ma­tion, stop by the LSCO of­fice or phone 403-320-2222.

• Wil­son Mid­dle School Com­mu­nity Craft Sale will take place Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wil­son Mid­dle School, 2003 9 Ave. N. Fea­tur­ing ven­dors, crafts, food and ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. Ta­bles $35 each or two for $60. To re­serve your ta­ble, con­tact Con­nie at con­ or Juanita at 403-3171354.

• A free cloth­ing drive will be held Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at Park Mead­ows Bap­tist Church, 2011 15 Ave. N. Open to all. Gen­tly used cloth­ing, shoes, bed­ding, toys and books will be ac­cepted for do­na­tion Oct. 16-Nov. 16.

• Would you like to im­prove your English­s­peak­ing or other skills with a tu­tor or in a class? The Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary’s Read On Adult Lit­er­acy Pro­gram has spa­ces in their con­ver­sa­tion, pro­nun­ci­a­tion and com­puter classes. Classes are free. A small regis­tra­tion fee can be waived if that is a prob­lem. Call 403-3204977 or 403-381-3133 to reg­is­ter.

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