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• 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) features the use of a variety of animation techniques and includes the jury and audience favourites. • Coaldale Sunny South Speakers
Toastmasters Club meets Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. at the Coaldale Public Library. Hone your public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact Jeff Forrest, 403-345-2980. • Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? You are not alone. There is
a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Chinook Regional Hospital Parkade Meeting Room. Call Ron, 403-320-2075, or Josephine, 403-345-4242 for details. • 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 email@example.com. • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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. • Dynamically Speaking Toastmasters Club meets Thursdays, 7 a.m., Country Kitchen (lower level of The Keg). All are welcome. Details: Deanne Wirzba, 403328-8944. • 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, 403-3887319. • “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, 403329-0661. • 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 403-329-6586 or 403-329-4410. • 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. • Southern Alberta Model Builders
meets the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 7:30 p.m. at Smittys restaurant, Mayor Magrath Drive South. Subject matter/discussions vary at each meeting. • University of Lethbridge will present Lunch & Listen Concert Series Feb. 2, 12:15-1 p.m. at the ATB Financial Community Room, Casa. The U of L Conservatory of Music presents Iberoamerican Music featuring Iliana Matos on guitar. Iberoamerican refers to the region in the Americas where Spanish and Portuguese are predominant languages. The free concert is part of the First Friday: Lunch and Listen Series.
• University of Lethbridge will present Anatomy of a Protest: The Abolition of Indian Indentured Labour in the British Empire, Feb. 2, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at PE250, 1st Choice Savings Centre. The third annual Driedger Lecture features Dr. Mrinalini Sinha from the University of Michigan. She will talk about how Kunti, a woman of the ‘untouchable’ caste, became the poster child for a nation-wide movement in India against the system of indentured labour, a system managed by the colonial government in India. Under the system, more than a million Indian workers were sent to overseas plantations to work after the abolition of Atlantic slavery in the 1830s. • Vienna: City of Dreams will be presented Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, 7:30 to 10 p.m., at Southminster Church. The U of L Opera Workshop, directed by Blaine Hendsbee, in collaboration with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and Vox Musica, pays tribute to the home of famous musicians with polkas, arias and waltzes. Tickets $25–75, available anytime at www.lethbridgesymphony.org or Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. by calling 403-328-6808, ext. 101.
• Galt Museum’s Saturdays at 1:00 hands-on history program for families will continue Feb. 3 from 1-2 p.m., featuring “Traditional Blackfoot Diet and Medicine.” Come learn about the traditional Blackfoot foods and medicine, listen to stories from the Galt’s Blackfoot Cultural Interpreter Blanche Bruisedhead and decorate your own pouch to take home. Admission fees apply (includes
exhibit access); free to annual pass holders.
• “Ask Me About Kiwanis” will take place Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. at Park Place Shopping Centre, 501 1 Ave. S. The public is invited to meet representatives from the Kiwanis Club. Enter the free draw for children’s bicycle.
• Fourth annual F--- Cancer fundraiser will take place Feb. 3, 9 p.m. to Feb. 4, 2 a.m. at Studio Nightclub. Proceeds of this event go toward prevention, early detection and supporting those affected by cancer. Tickets ($20) for this event are Tshirts, available in five colours, with each representing a different type of cancer. • Fort Macleod 4H Beef Club Sponsorship Night will take place Feb. 6 at the Fort Macleod Community Hall, 301 25 St. Roast beef supper at 5:30 p.m. (cost by donation), silent auction throughout the evening. Fundraiser will support the club and its members’ projects throughout the year. For more information, contact Jeanette at 403-330-2604. • Alberta Genealogical Society, Lethbridge Branch Resource Library will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first
Tuesday of each month starting Feb. 6. Regular hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30–4:30 p.m. Address: 909 3 Ave. N. Please knock on the window to notify attendants of your presence.
• Join a weekly Adult ESL Interactive Conversation Cafe class starting Feb. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. $10 registration fee payable at the door. For more information, call Suni at 403381-7354 or Linda at 403-329-6152.
• Friends of the Galt will host a Friends Winter Barn Dance Feb. 10 from 7-10 p.m. at the Galt Museum and Archives, with music provided by the Great Canadian Barn Dance. The family dance will raise money for educational programs at the Galt. Western casual dress; kids are welcome. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for youth 11-17; children under 10 free. Late lunch, beef on a bun, served from 9 p.m. Cash bar available with coffee, tea, pop, beer and wine for sale. Tickets available at the Galt reception desk, by calling 403-320-3954 or online at www.galtmuseum.com/tickets.