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• All ladies are in­vited to a din­ner and pro­gram April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the lower level of The Keg (1717 Mayor Ma­grath Drive S.), fea­tur­ing a fash­ion show by Coal­dale Ladies Wear pre­sent­ing Spring Fash­ion Trends; mu­sic by Coal­dale soloist Mar­garet Breuer; and Rhonda Wiens, a teacher from Bow Is­land who will speak on “The Big Pic­ture.” Cost: $18 in­clu­sive. Reser­va­tions and can­cel­la­tions es­sen­tial. Call Bea at 403-328-1708 or Linda at 403381-2574. Pre­sented by Lethbridge Women’s Con­nec­tion, af­fil­i­ated with RSVP Min­istries.

• South­ern Al­berta Eth­nic As­so­ci­a­tion’s spring ses­sion of Build­ing Cul­tural Bridges continues with the theme of “Reli­gious Groups in Lethbridge.” The sched­ule in­cludes: April 16 - Hut­terite, with pre­sen­ter John Hofer; April 23 - Bud­dhist, with Rev. Ya­suo Izumi; April 30 - Chris­tian, with pre­sen­ter The Rev. Canon Erin Phillips; May 7 - Baha’i Faith, with pre­sen­ter Mr. Mohsen; May 14 - Je­ho­vah’s Wit­ness, with pre­sen­ter Joe Meli; and June 4 - Mor­mon, with pre­sen­ter Daren Hey­land. All ses­sions be­gin at 7 p.m. in the Mul­ti­pur­pose Room at the Mul­ti­cul­tural Cen­tre (north­west cor­ner 5 Street and 6 Av­enue South). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ge­orge at 403328-0156.

• Ray­mond High School Comet Show Choir will present “Be Our Guest!” at Broad­way Com­mu­nity The­atre, Main Street of Ray­mond, April 16-20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. Phone 403-752-3381, ext. 2 or con­tact Dawn Ha­mon at 403-8945202.

• Free out­door fit camp, for all ages and all abil­i­ties, runs Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days at two locations in the city. A 9:15 a.m. ses­sion will be held at the play­ground on Stafford Drive North, and a 6 p.m. ses­sion will be held at Adams Park at 13 Street and 9 Av­enue North. Call 403393-5590 for more in­for­ma­tion.

• Swing Bridge Dance Club meets Mon­days from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (can­celled on hol­i­day Mon­days) at Ea­gles Hall, 631 13 St., fea­tur­ing East Coast Swing dance lessons each week; $3 do­na­tion. Sin­gles and cou­ples wel­come, from be­gin­ner to ex­pert level. For more de­tails, call Shel­don at 403-393-8566 or email swing­bridgeleth@gmail.com.

• The CRADLE, a sup­port group for anorex­ics, bu­lim­ics and their fam­i­lies and friends, meets Mon­days (ex­cept long week­ends), 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 2K169 at Chi­nook Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. De­tails: Deb­bie, 403-894-3582.

• Coulee Com­men­ta­tors Toast­mas­ter Club meets Mon­days at 7-8:30 p.m. at the Nord-Bridge Se­niors Cen­tre (West Com­mu­nity Room), 1904 13 Ave. N. Guests are al­ways wel­come to drop in and check out how Toastmasters can help them. For more de­tails, con­tact Dar­ren, 403-3290577, or Herky, 403-432-0360. More in­for­ma­tion at coulee.toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org.

• Let It Be­gin With Me Al-Anon family group for peo­ple af­fected by some­one else’s drinking meets Mon­days, 7:30 p.m., at Cen­tral Church of Christ, 716 23 St. N. De­tails: Alice, 403-320-8340.

• Lethbridge Du­pli­cate Bridge Club in­vites the pub­lic to come play at open events: Mon­day and Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m.; Thurs­day and Fri­day at 1 p.m.; 199er game Tues­day at 7 p.m. with les­son at 6:30. New­comer game, 0-20, Fri­day at 1 p.m. Be­gin­ner lessons Mon­day and Tues­day at 1 p.m. Lo­cated at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shep­ard at 2406 11 Ave. S. For more de­tails, call Chris, 403327-2222; Myrna, 403-328-6072; or Wendy, 403-345-6035 or 403-634-3577.

• TOPS AB 672 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mon­days at 5:30 p.m. at McKil­lop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S. De­tails: Lor­raine, 403-328-8091.

• Lethbridge Food Ad­dicts in Re­cov­ery Anony­mous meets Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. at Chi­nook Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Parkade Meet­ing Room. De­tails: Josephine, 403-345-4242, or Ron, 403-320-2075.

• Dis­cov­er­ing Choices Al-Anon meets Mon­days at 7 p.m. at St. Au­gus­tine’s Angli­can Church, 411 11 St. S. (push open the gate, go back to right-hand build­ing, down­stairs). De­tails: Dee, 403-394-0317 or Nelly, 403-308-8417.

• The Lethbridge Family His­tory Cen­tre is open Mon­days 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Satur­days 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lo­cated at 1912 10 Ave. S. (down­stairs at south door). For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403328-0206.

• Ala­teen meet­ings (of­fer­ing hope for chil­dren of al­co­holics) take place Mon­days at 7:30 p.m. at Cen­tral Church of Christ, 716 23 St. N. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Alice at 403-320-8340 or Mau­reen at 403634-3062.

• Nord-Bridge Se­niors Cen­tre hosts floor curl­ing ev­ery Mon­day at 10 a.m. and Thurs­day at 9 a.m. at the cen­tre, 1904 13 Ave. N. De­tails: phone 403-329-3222.

• A free workout group meets Mon­day and Wed­nes­day at 9:15 a.m. at The Gate church, 522 3 Ave. S. For all ages and lev­els. For de­tails, call 403-393-5590.

• Do you think you have a prob­lem with al­co­hol? Help is a phone call away. Al­co­holics Anony­mous 24-hour an­swer­ing ser­vice, 403-327-8049.

• Alzheimer So­ci­ety Af­ter­noon Care­giver Sup­port Group meets the third Mon­day of each month from 1:15-3 p.m. at #40, 1202 2 Ave. S. (of­fice lo­cated on 12 Street S.)

• 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 at 7 p.m., Thurs­days at 6 p.m. and Satur­days at 7 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, 403-381-3344 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 de­tails, 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.

• Army, Navy & Air Force Veter­ans Club, 517 5 Ave. S., in­vites the pub­lic to play shuf­fle­board, mixed darts and bil­liards (pool) Fri­days, 7 p.m.; shuf­fle­board Tues­days at 7 p.m.; crib on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m.; and open crib tour­na­ment sec­ond Sun­day of the month at 1 p.m.

• Alzheimer So­ci­ety Spousal Care­giver Sup­port Group meets the third Tues­day, 7-9 p.m., at #40, 1202 2 Ave. S. (of­fice lo­cated on 12 Street S.). The meet­ing is an op­por­tu­nity for care­givers to give and re­ceive re­as­sur­ance, com­fort, sup­port and in­for­ma­tion with trained fa­cil­i­ta­tors. For more de­tails, call the Alzheimer So­ci­ety at 403-329-3766.

• Lethbridge Lodge No. 792 of the Loyal Or­der of Moose meets the first and third Tues­day at 1401 5 Ave. N. start­ing at 7 p.m. This fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vides com­mu­nity ser­vices and raises funds in aid of other char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions and projects. De­tails: 403-320-2767.

• Quilts of Valour — Sewing Bees meet at the Lethbridge Le­gion the first and

third Tues­day ev­ery month. Come out and sup­port our veter­ans and have some fun. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Joan at 403-3806796 or 403-331-5243.

• Bon­sai So­ci­ety of South­ern Al­berta meets the third Tues­day of ev­ery month ex­cept Jan­uary, July and Au­gust. Meet­ings are held at Lethbridge Col­lege in the Richard­son’s Oilseeds Room from 7-9 p.m. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Sandy at 403-393-3855.

• Galt Museum’s Wed­nes­days at the Galt lec­ture pro­gram for adults and se­niors continues April 18 from 2-3 p.m., fea­tur­ing “Sports Cards & Mem­o­ra­bilia.” Grant Gatto of Pi­rates Cove Col­lectibles will speak about sports cards along with col­lectible mem­o­ra­bilia from sports, movies and TV. Ad­mis­sion fees ap­ply; free to an­nual pass hold­ers.

• Mi­nus One, a be­reave­ment sup­port group for younger wid­ows, will hold its next meet­ing April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Family Ties Gath­er­ing Space, 909 3 Ave. N. For more in­for­ma­tion, email mi­nu­soneleth­bridge@gmail.com, or go to Mi­nus One on Face­book.

• Sea­sons Lethbridge, 1730 10 Ave. S., will hold a jam ses­sion April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

• Lethbridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer a paint­ing class, “Paint­ing An­i­mals in Acrylic,” Wed­nes­days, April 18-June 6 from 10 a.m.-noon at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Ask for a sup­ply list upon reg­is­tra­tion. Fee: $40 for LSCO mem­bers, $60 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by April 16. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call 403-320-2222.

• The Al­berta Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety, Lethbridge Branch will hold its monthly meet­ing April 19 at 7 p.m. at Room 128, 909 3 Ave. N. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. The pre­sen­ter will be Jim Bene­dict, Guild of One Name Stud­ies, Re­gional Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, from Cal­gary, who will speak about the sur­name re­search, and the benefits of Guild mem­ber­ship. Re­source Cen­tre hours weekly: Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day 1:30–4:30 p.m.; first Tues­day of each month: 6-9 p.m. Web­site: https://leth­bridgeags.the­boss.net.

• The South­ern Al­berta Branch of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Fed­eral Re­tirees (NAFR/FSNA) will hold an An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing April 19 at Coun­try Kitchen Cater­ing (be­low The Keg restaurant, 1715 Mayor Ma­grath Drive S. Venue is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., din­ner (salad, roast beef and dessert) served at 5:30 p.m. Cost $22 per per­son. Guest speaker will be Lori Pen­ner, grief coun­sel­lor and sup­port co-or­di­na­tor at Nord-Bridge Se­nior Cen­tre. Mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion who wish to at­tend are asked to phone 403-328-0801 and leave their name and the num­ber of per­sons at­tend­ing. Any ex-fed­eral ex­ployee who may be in­ter­ested in join­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion is most wel­come.

• Lethbridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer a “Paint­ing Water with Water” Work­shop in Acrylic April 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Fee: $25 for LSCO mem­bers, $50 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by April 16. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call 403-3202222.

• McKil­lop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S., will host two Na­tional Film Board films from the Stand­ing Alone Tril­ogy on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lane Lounge. The two films fea­ture Black­foot El­der Pete Stand­ing Alone, filmed on the Blood Re­serve. In “Cir­cle of the Sun” (1960), a young Black­foot man looks for his place in the world and the Sun Dance is shown on film for the first time. “Stand­ing Alone” (1980) fo­cuses on Stand­ing Alone's trans­for­ma­tion into a spir­i­tual el­der and com­mu­nity leader.

• Trin­ity United Church in Pic­ture Butte will host a con­cert, “An Evening of Brass,” fea­tur­ing Univer­sity of Lethbridge stu­dents and fac­ulty, April 19 at 7 p.m. Tick­ets are $15, and can be pur­chased in ad­vance or at the door. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing the con­cert. For more de­tails, or for tick­ets, con­tact Joan at 403-732-5708.

• The 8th an­nual Coal­dale 5K Family Fun Run will take place April 21 at 10 a.m. Start­ing line is at Coal­dale Chris­tian School, 2008 8 St. Reg­is­tra­tion cost: $10 for youth, $20 for adult. T-shirts $10. Chil­dren in strollers free. Sign up for the Cor­po­rate Team Chal­lenge. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, visit race­pro.ca/coal­dale.

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