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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 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. • 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.

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