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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.lethseniors.com.
• 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, www.tops.org.
• 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 email@example.com for more information or visit http://celebraterecovery.ca/wp/.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 et.ca.
• 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.galtmuseum.com; $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 email@example.com, or Mackenzie at 403-380-2824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 lethlib.ca.
• 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 email@example.com. 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.lethseniors.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com for details.