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• Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will host a ses­sion on Al­berta Se­niors Ben­e­fits Oct. 12 from 10-11 a.m. in Room A/B at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S., cov­er­ing Spe­cial Needs As­sis­tance, Se­niors Fi­nan­cial As­sis­tance & Den­tal & Op­ti­cal As­sis­tance. Danielle Burger, Se­nior Ser­vices Stake­holder En­gage­ment Ad­vi­sor from Al­berta Se­niors and Hous­ing, will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on se­niors ben­e­fits. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-320-2222 or go on­line to www.leth­se­

• Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary will launch a new pro­gram called Sen­sory Sto­ry­time — an in­ter­ac­tive pro­gram for chil­dren with autism and other de­vel­op­men­tal dif­fer­ences. Fea­tur­ing songs, rhymes, and sto­ries for chil­dren and their care­givers. Pro­gram takes place Oct. 12 from 2–3 p.m. in the Main Branch Theatre Gallery.

• Cre­ate a beau­ti­ful barn wood grain el­e­va­tor ar­range­ment, in­structed by Joanne Vad­nais of Rus­tic-Creak, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Barons Com­mu­nity Hall. Par­tic­i­pants will be able to choose a fall or Christ­mas-themed ar­range­ment to make; all sup­plies in­cluded. Cost $85, to be paid to the Barons and District Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety. Con­tact Betty Anne at 403-757-2370.

• Days for Girls 10th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion will take place Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at First Bap­tist Church, 1614 5 Ave. S. There will be live mu­sic by ja­mani duo as well as free treats and re­fresh­ments. Hear the sto­ries of DFG Kit de­liv­er­ies to Malawi and Suri­name.

• The Ger­man Cana­dian Club of Leth­bridge, 902 6 St. N., will present Ok­to­ber­fest Oct. 12 and 13. Doors open at 6 p.m., din­ner at 7 p.m., and dance at 8 p.m. Live mu­sic by Alpen Schatz. Cost is $35 for mem­bers, $40 for in­vited guests. Get your tick­ets early as this event will sell out. For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, call 403-3201689 (ext 3).

• Grow­ing Abil­i­ties is a par­ent sup­port and play group for chil­dren with dif­fer­ing abil­i­ties. It is open to par­ents/care­givers and their chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties, as well as sib­lings and sup­port staff. There will be planned ac­tiv­i­ties based on chil­dren’s de­vel­op­men­tal needs, abil­i­ties and in­ter­ests. There will also be open-ended ac­tiv­i­ties for sib­lings and space for par­ents to con­nect. This group will be fa­cil­i­tated by an Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tor and a Par­ent Ed­u­ca­tor, so one-on-one sup­port is not avail­able to chil­dren. Give it a try at Fam­ily Cen­tre Down­town on Fri­days from 2-3:30 p.m. at #225, 200 4 Ave. S. The pro­gram is free but peo­ple are asked to reg­is­ter by call­ing 403320-4232.

• 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,

• 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 cel­e­bratere­cov­ery@park­mead­ for more in­for­ma­tion or visit http://cel­e­bratere­cov­

• Nord-Bridge 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 403-329-3222 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 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

• Leth­bridge Hand­made Mar­ket: Fall Edi­tion 2018 will take place Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ex­hi­bi­tion Park (Main Pavil­ion), show­cas­ing hand­made goods by lo­cal artisans. Events in­cludes work­shops, kids ac­tiv­i­ties, food and over 100 ven­dors sell­ing a mul­ti­tude of hand­crafted items. Ad­mis­sion $3 (kids 12 and un­der free). Ad­mis­sion fee goes to sup­port­ing lo­cal ven­dors and keep­ing this event go­ing. For more de­tails, visit http://www.leth­bridge­hand­made­mark

• Galt Mu­seum’s Satur­days at 1:00 hand­son his­tory pro­gram for chil­dren to at­tend with adults con­tin­ues Oct. 13 from 1-2 p.m., fea­tur­ing “Our Fam­i­lies.” Come par­tic­i­pate in a hands-on ac­tiv­ity while lis­ten­ing to the Galt’s Black­foot cul­tural

in­ter­preter the tra­di­tional Blanche Black­foot Bruised fam­ily Head struc­ture. de­scribe Regis­tra­tion ad­mis­sion ap­plies not re­quired. (free to an­nual Mu­seum pass hold­ers.”

• Friends Har­vest Barn Dance fea­tur­ing the Great Cana­dian Barn Dance Band will take place Oct. 13 from 7-11 p.m. at the Galt Mu­seum & Ar­chives. The event is an all-ages fam­ily dance to fundraise for the ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams at the Galt. Come with your hat and boots to dance the night away. Tick­ets are avail­able at the Galt web­site, http://www.galt­mu­; $30 adults, $20 youth 11-17, chil­dren un­der 10 free. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone 403320-4009.

• Au­tumn Magic: An Evening of Opera Scenes and Cho­ral Works will take place Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. St. Au­gus­tine’s Church, 411 11 St. S. The con­cert will fea­ture the Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge Opera Work­shop un­der Blaine Hends­bee and the Uni­ver­sity Singers, un­der Janet Young­dahl. No en­try fee for the con­cert, but a freewill dona­tion will be ac­cepted. All pro­ceeds will go to help two Syr­ian refugee fam­i­lies set­tle in our city.

• Gen­eral Ste­wart Branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion hosts Euchre Satur­days at 10 a.m. Bring your part­ner to play. For more in­for­ma­tion call the of­fice at 403-327-6644.

• West Wind Gym­nas­tics Club of­fers drop-in fun on Satur­days from 2-4 p.m. It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to prac­tise your gym­nas­tic skills in a friendly, su­per­vised en­vi­ron­ment. Age 5 and un­der $6 and must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult; 6 and older $12.

• Gen­eral Ste­wart Branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion hosts Jit­ney Darts Satur­days at 3 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call 403-327-6644.

• Are you a male care­giver look­ing for some­thing to do with your chil­dren on a Satur­day morn­ing? Me and My Dad uses fun to cre­ate a healthy en­vi­ron­ment where dads come to­gether with their chil­dren. Re­la­tion­ships are not only built stronger be­tween fa­ther and child but also life­long friend­ships be­tween fa­thers and their chil­dren. Come down to Fam­ily Cen­tre down­town Satur­days from 9:30-11 a.m. Lo­cated at #225, 200 4 Ave. S.

• Tai Chi Easy and Med­i­cal Qi Gong classes take place Satur­days, 10-11:15 a.m., at the Cana­dian Yoga In­sti­tute, 1238 3 Ave. S. Gen­tle rhyth­mi­cal move­ments to en­hance your pos­ture and bal­ance while qui­et­ing the mind. An­other class takes place Wed­nes­days, 7-8 p.m. Call 403-320-8036 for de­tails.

• 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 403-3307937 or email, or Macken­zie at 403-380-2824 or email macken­zie.lea@hot­

• Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary to host For­eign Film Fes­ti­val from Oct. 15–19. Visit the Main Branch of the Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary to see some won­der­ful films from around the world. Films in­clude: “In the Fade,” “Happy End,” “Me­nashe,” “In Syria” and “The In­sult.” Shows run nightly at 7 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery. For a full syn­op­sis of each film visit leth­

• All women are in­vited to a pro­gram and brunch Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s Restau­rant in Taber. Come and shop at a Fall Fair for crafts, bak­ing, gifts and more. Also fea­tur­ing soloist Dana Wall from Vaux­hall, and in­spi­ra­tional speaker Elaine McDon­ald from Cal­gary, as she talks about “A Changed Life.” Cost is $15 per per­son. Reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing Jane at 403-223-1435 or Sylvia at 403-416-5075, or email sylvi­ Can­cel­la­tions nec­es­sary by noon Oct. 15. Spon­sored by Taber Chris­tian Women’s, af­fil­i­ated with RSVP Min­istries Canada. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

• Sea­sons Leth­bridge, 1730 10 Ave. S. (across from the hos­pi­tal), will hold a jam ses­sion Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

• Leth­bridge Se­nior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion will of­fer a Cir­cuit Train­ing class Tues­days and Thurs­days, Oct. 16Nov. 8, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the LSCO Fit­ness Cen­tre, 500 11 St. S. Of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of work­outs, in­clud­ing strength, car­dio­vas­cu­lar train­ing, flex­i­bil­ity and more. Classes are de­signed for those who are new to ex­er­cis­ing with weights and those who have some ex­pe­ri­ence (begin­ner & in­ter­me­di­ate). Fee: $40 for LSCO mem­bers, $60 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­ter by Oct. 12. For in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call the LSCO at 403-320-2222 or visit www.leth­se­

• Are you in­ter­ested in in­ter­act­ing with peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cul­tures? Do you want to make a dif­fer­ence in a new­comer’s life by sup­port­ing their tran­si­tion to Leth­bridge? If you an­swered yes to ei­ther ques­tion, this Vol­un­teer In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion is for you. Ses­sions will be held Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. and/or Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Vol­un­teer Leth­bridge. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Na­jib at 403-320-1589 ext. 3228 or to RSVP, con­tact Shel­ley at 403-332-4320 or email of­fice@vol­un­teer­leth­

• The Gem of the West Mu­seum in Coal­dale will hold its 23rd an­nual Wine and Cheese Auc­tion fundraiser Oct. 20, fea­tur­ing live and si­lent auc­tions, live mu­sic, and food from lo­cal res­tau­rants. Tick­ets $25, con­tact the mu­seum at 403-345-1300 ex.1223 or gem@coal­ for de­tails.

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