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• 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 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 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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 email@example.com, or Mackenzie at 403-380-2824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 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.
• 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 email@example.com 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.