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• Tran­si­tions, a 15-week peer sup­port pro­gram to help those who are sep­a­rated or di­vorced, will take place Tues­day evenings be­gin­ning Jan. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Basil’s Parish Hall (604 13 St. N.). Par­tic­i­pants will meet once a week to re­flect upon and dis­cuss top­ics such as self-es­teem, grief, stress, anger, guilt, blame, lone­li­ness, for­give­ness, blended fam­i­lies and more. To reg­is­ter, con­tact All Saints Parish of­fice at 403-327-8931 or email all­saintsleth­bridge@shaw.ca.

• Pop in Lots with Moms and Tots, a group for moms and tots (dads, grand­par­ents and child-min­ders, too) meets Tues­days and Wed­nes­days from 10 a.m.-noon at VIA Church, 2820 18 Ave. N. En­joy cof­fee and con­ver­sa­tion while let­ting your kids play. De­tails: Phone 403-320-2005.

• A New Be­gin­ning Al-Anon Fam­ily Group, for peo­ple af­fected by some­one else’s drink­ing, meets Tues­days, 7 p.m., at McKil­lop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S. De­tails: Judy, 403-329-0661.

• Do you, or some­one you know, have a gam­bling prob­lem which is caus­ing havoc in your life and re­la­tion­ships? If so, you’re wel­come to at­tend weekly meet­ings of Gam­blers Anony­mous, held Tues­days 7 p.m. and Thurs­days at 6 p.m. at 408 13 St. N. (front en­trance). For more in­for­ma­tion call 403-331-0822.

• TOPS #AB100, Leth­bridge meets Tues­days in the Lounge at South­min­ster United Church, 1011 4 Ave. S. Please use the of­fice en­trance. Weigh-in time: 9-9:45 a.m. Meet­ing: 10-11 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly) is a not-for-profit sup­port group for mem­bers who are try­ing to lose or main­tain their weight. Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come. De­tails: Ju­dith, 403-331-3396 or via the web­site www.TOPS.org.

• #11 Leth­bridge Royal Cana­dian Air Cadet Squadron, for boys and girls ages 12-19, meets Tues­days from 6:45-9:30 p.m. at the Vimy Ridge Ar­moury north of the Leth­bridge air­port, 337 Stubb Ross Road. De­tails: Capt. B. Look, 403-3813344 or the ar­moury of­fice on Tues­day nights at 403-327-7083.

• Leth­bridge Le­gal Guid­ance, a non­profit society of­fer­ing free le­gal ad­vice to low-in­come south­ern Al­ber­tans, holds clin­ics Tues­days from 5-7 p.m. by ap­point­ment only. Call and speak with an In­take Of­fi­cer to de­ter­mine el­i­gi­bil­ity for ser­vices. Some of the ar­eas the society as­sists in in­clude: Fam­ily, civil, crim­i­nal, traf­fic, em­ploy­ment, res­i­den­tial ten­ancy, im­mi­gra­tion, AISH, EI and so­cial as­sis­tance is­sues. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-380-6338 or email leth­bridgele­gal­guid­ance@telus.net.

• In­tro­duc­tion to The Art of Taiko (Ja­panese drum­ming) with HIBIKIYA takes place Tues­days from 6-7 p.m. at King­dom Kids Day Care. For de­tails, call Va­lerie McQuaid at 403-320-1082.

• LSCO Karaoke Club meets ev­ery Tues­day from 1-3 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Come join them for good fun and singing. There is an ex­ten­sive li­brary with all the words on the screen.

• Sup­port Group for Am­putees and their fam­i­lies meets last Tues­day of the month, 7:30 p.m., at St. Michael’s Health Cen­tre (in the PARP area). Re­source peo­ple of­ten at­tend to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on is­sues of in­ter­est. De­tails: Don Young, 403-381-6215.

• The Univer­sity of Leth­bridge will present the Lib Ed Liv­ing Room — “Crit­i­cal Think­ing and the Value of Lib­eral Ed­u­ca­tion,” Jan. 31 from noon-12:50 p.m. in B650, Univer­sity Hall. Neil Mi­rau, pres­i­dent of Arrow Ar­chae­ol­ogy, a lo­cal her­itage re­source con­sul­tancy firm, will draw on ex­am­ples from ar­chae­ol­ogy and other his­tor­i­cal sciences, such as pa­le­on­tol­ogy, ge­ol­ogy and cos­mol­ogy, to dis­cuss how crit­i­cal think­ing is es­sen­tial in the mod­ern world and how a lib­eral ed­u­ca­tion can fa­cil­i­tate the devel­op­ment of crit­i­cal think­ing skills.

• Jan­uary Bee Club will meet Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at The­o­ret­i­cally Brew­ing Com­pany (1263 2 Ave. S.). No cost un­less you’d like to have a pint! This month’s speaker is Dr. Ralph Car­tar from the Univer­sity of Cal­gary who is com­ing to present on the topic of “In­sights from nest boxes for bum­ble bees” based on the nest boxes used by Leth­bridge’s Gor­don Hobbs start­ing in 1960.

• The Univer­sity of Leth­bridge will present the Best of GIRAF 13 Fes­ti­val of Independent An­i­ma­tion Screen­ing Jan. 31, 7 p.m. at ATB Fi­nan­cial Com­mu­nity Room, Casa. The U of L Depart­ment of New Media has or­ga­nized a screen­ing, a first for Leth­bridge, of this cu­rated In­ter­na­tional An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val held in Cal­gary ev­ery fall. GIRAF (Gi­ant In­can­des­cent Res­onat­ing An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val) an­i­ma­tion fea­tures tech­niques the use and of in­cludes a va­ri­ety the of jury

• peo­ple Eye Opener and who au­di­ence want Toast­mas­ters to favourites. learn pub­lic Club, speak­ing for and Wed­nes­days, lead­er­ship skills, 7 to 8 meets a.m., Legacy Tae Kwon Le­Blanc, Do, 403-332-0377 1236 3 Ave. S. or De­tails: Chuck Le­Blanc, Bev 403-715-1712 bev@bevle­blanc.com. or email Visit the club web­site Eyeopener.toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org at for more

• Coal­dale in­for­ma­tion. Sunny South Speak­ers Toast­mas­ters 7-8:15 p.m. at Club the Coal­dale meets Wed­nes­days, Pub­lic Li­brary. Hone skills in your a friendly, pub­lic speak­ing sup­port­ive and en­vi­ron­ment. lead­er­ship Ev­ery­one con­tact Jeff wel­come. For­rest, For 403-345-2980. more in­for­ma­tion, way

• Are you you eat? hav­ing You trou­ble are not con­trol­ling alone. There the is a Ad­dicts so­lu­tion. in Food Re­cov­ery Anony­mous meets Mon­days Wed­nes­days and at 7 p.m. at Chi­nook Regional Hos­pi­tal Parkade Meet­ing Room. Call Ron, 403-320-2075, or Josephine, 403-3454242 for de­tails.

• Nord-Bridge Se­niors Cen­tre hosts car­pet bowl­ing Wed­nes­days and Fri­days at 9:30 a.m. in the Multi-Pur­pose Hall at 1904 13 Ave. N. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. De­tails: phone 403-329-3222.

• LSCO of­fers bingo ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 1-3 p.m. at 500 11 St. S. in the Stage area. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Book­lets are $5, Bo­nanza $1. Call 403-320-2222 for more in­for­ma­tion.

• Recre­ational wheel­chair bas­ket­ball prac­tices are held ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Leth­bridge YMCA, 515 Stafford Drive S. Play­ers of all abil­i­ties are wel­come, dis­abil­i­ties or not. No ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired.

• The Leth­bridge Scot­tish Coun­try Dance Club holds so­cial danc­ing Wed­nes­days from 7-9 p.m. at St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1818 5 Ave. S. Bring soft-soled shoes. No part­ner or dance ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.leth­bridgescot­tish­coun­try­dance.org.

• Gen­eral Ste­wart Branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion hosts Ladies Pool ev­ery Wed­nes­day start­ing at 7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the of­fice at 403327-6644.

• The Cana­dian Yoga In­sti­tute of­fers classes in Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Satur­days, 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., and Di­vine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Wed­nes­days, 7:15-8 p.m. at 1238B 3 Ave. S. Call be­tween 12 and 4:30 p.m. for full de­tails. Call 403-394-9642 to reg­is­ter.

• Métis As­so­ci­a­tion, Lo­cal 2003 meets last Wed­nes­day ev­ery month (ex­cept De­cem­ber, July and Au­gust) at 5 p.m. at Suite 1:32 909 3 Ave. N. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-328-7828. Ev­ery­one wel­come. This is a free sup­per meet­ing; come and en­joy. For in­quiries about mem­ber­ship, fund­ing for school, etc., call Alice at 403-328-8952 or email metis­woman@shaw.ca.

• The Great Cana­dian Plains Rail­way Society meet on the last Wed­nes­day of each month at 7 p.m. at the Galt His­toric Rail­way Park. Vis­i­tors are wel­come. If you have an in­ter­est in his­tor­i­cal rail­way and want to be­come in­volved, come and join. The park is lo­cated just north of Stir­ling, 25 min­utes south from Leth­bridge on Hwy. 4, first turnoff to Stir­ling, fol­low the train sta­tion signs. Sta­tion phone, 403756-2220 or email gcprs@telus.net.

• Pren­tice In­sti­tute Brown Bag Se­ries will present “Wa­ter Gov­er­nance in Canada” Feb. 1, noon to 1:30 p.m., L1102, Pren­tice Board­room, Univer­sity of Leth­bridge Li­brary. Dr. Maura Han­ra­han, a pro­fes­sor of In­dige­nous Stud­ies, con­ducts re­search in wa­ter se­cu­rity. She will dis­cuss the im­pact of Canada’s wa­ter gov­er­nance sys­tem, one of the most de­cen­tral­ized in the world.

• Take Two Se­ries will present “Us­ing/Pro­duc­ing Im­ages as Data” Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m., Markin Hall Atrium, Univer­sity of Leth­bridge. Both Dr. Chris Hop­kin­son (Ge­og­ra­phy) and Leanne Elias (New Media) use im­ages in their work to sup­port en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity but their meth­ods are vastly dif­fer­ent. Hop­kin­son, re­search chair in Ter­res­trial Ecosys­tems Re­mote Sens­ing and LIDAR, gath­ers re­mote sens­ing data to il­lus­trate var­i­ous ecosys­tems and how they change over time. Elias ex­plores the ways that art can bring mean­ing to data and she’ll dis­cuss her work in ex­per­i­men­tal vi­su­al­iza­tion of agri­cul­tural data in in­ter­ac­tive 2D and phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ments.

• The Leth­bridge Fam­ily His­tory Cen­tre will of­fer free pub­lic classes in­clud­ing: Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. - Fam­ily Search Mem­o­ries: Photos, Sto­ries, Doc­u­ments, Au­dio, etc.; Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. - Bri­tish Columbia and Al­berta Records; Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. - Ge­neal­ogy for Begin­ners 01 Pedi­gree Chart; Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. - Col­lab­o­ra­tive Re­search - get­ting help from oth­ers; Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. - Saskatchewan and Man­i­toba Records; Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. - Ge­neal­ogy for Begin­ners 02 Use a Com­puter; Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. - How to Trans­fer Files To and From Flash Drives. Lo­cated at 1912 10 Ave. S. (down­stairs at south door). To reg­is­ter or for more de­tails, call 403-328-0206 or email leth­bridge­fam­i­ly­his­to­ryclasses@gmail.com.

• Are You On Your Own? Come for the 3 C’s (Cook­ing, Con­ver­sa­tion & Com­pan­ion­ship), a six-week cook­ing class for in­di­vid­u­als who live alone, Tues­days, Feb. 6-March 13 at 2:30 p.m. at McKil­lop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S. In­struc­tion will be given each week to cre­ate sim­ple, healthy meals to be taken home. The class of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with in­di­vid­u­als in the same cir­cum­stances and to de­velop new friend­ships. Cost: $50 per per­son (fee must be paid at time of regis­tra­tion). To reg­is­ter, call Mar­lene at Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion, 403-320-2222, ext. 25. Reg­is­ter by Feb. 2.

• Found: A young, black male cat, un­al­tered, likely an in­doors-only cat. Very do­mes­ti­cated and friendly. Found around 13 Street and 4 Av­enue South around the Christ­mas-time freeze-up. If this is your kitty, please call 403-328-3592.

• Found: A black-and-white cat, about one year old, with no tag, chip, or col­lar. Lo­cated near the Fly­ing J on 43 Street South. Please call 403-329-1729.

• Lost: A black-and-white tuxedo cat named Luna, miss­ing from the Tar­tan Cir­cle area of the west­side. Has a white chest, white feet and white un­der­belly, wear­ing a pink col­lar with tag. Luna is ex­tremely friendly. If found, please call 403-382-8235.

• A three-and-a-half-year-old large, or­ange and white male cat with a big brown spot on his nose is miss­ing from his home in the north­west cor­ner of Ma­grath. Its owner says the cat, which weighs about eight kilo­grams and is mi­crochipped, may have climbed into a ve­hi­cle be­cause it’s used to rid­ing in a truck. Call 403-758-6912.

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