SEPT. 15

The Sudbury Star - - COMMUNITY LISTINGS -

CUL­TURE: Writ­ers will ex­plore the Ital­ian pres­ence in Canada dur­ing a con­fer­ence slated for this week­end in Sud­bury. The Ital­ian Stud­ies sec­tion of the De­part­ment of Mod­ern Lan­guages at Lau­ren­tian Uni­ver­sity and the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ital­ian Cana­dian Writ­ers are pre­sent­ing the event to cel­e­brate Canada's 150th an­niver­sary, The con­fer­ence, with speak­ers from through­out Canada and else­where, will fea­ture aca­demic pa­pers and lit­er­ary read­ings that deal with the themes of ori­gins, ac­cul­tur­a­tion and as­pi­ra­tions in Ital­ian-Cana­dian lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture. There will also be a book ex­hibit of the au­thors' pre­sent­ing. The pro­ceed­ings will take place at the So­ci­eta Caruso on Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and at Lau­ren­tian Uni­ver­sity on Satur­day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room C114. Ad­mis­sion is free. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Paul Co­lilli at pco­l­illi@lau­ren­tian.ca.

HEALTH: Health Sciences North Foun­da­tion is part­ner­ing with Tim Hor­tons for the an­nual smile cookie cam­paign from Sept. 11-17. For one week only, you can help sup­port qual­ity health care in our com­mu­nity when you buy the iconic cho­co­late chunk cookie with blue eyes and a pink smile for just $1 plus tax at par­tic­i­pat­ing Tim Hor­tons restau­rants across Sud­bury. One hun­dred per cent of the pro­ceeds from ei­ther of the Tim Hor­tons lo­ca­tions at HSN and a por­tion of the pro­ceeds from other Tim Hor­tons lo­ca­tions in the re­gion will sup­port HSN's pri­or­ity needs.

TAOIST TAI CHI: A be­gin­ner class and free in­tro­duc­tory class is now be­ing of­fered. Learn Taoist Tai Chi in four months. The cost is $120 for se­niors and $145 for adults. The first class is free. For a class near you, call 705-688-0111 or send an e-mail to sud­bury@taoist.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.taoist.org or @Sud­bury.TaiChi on Face­book.

HEALTH: The Alzheimer Cof­fee Break, a na­tional fundrais­ing cam­paign, runs from Septem­ber to Novem­ber. The Alzheimer So­ci­ety calls on busi­nesses in the Sud­bury and Man­i­toulin districts to get in­volved by host­ing events at their of­fices to serve cof­fee, tea, juice or desserts and fundraise by sell­ing cof­fee-cup cutouts, pro­vided by the so­ci­ety, for $1 each. Dress­down days are also en­cour­aged as a sim­ple and easy fundraiser. To reg­is­ter as a host, call the Alzheimer So­ci­ety at 705-560-0603. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. alzheimer­cof­fee­break.ca.

LUN­CHEON: A lun­cheon goes 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the ParkSide Cen­tre on Durham Street. En­ter­tain­ment by Coun­try Clas­sic. Ad­mis­sion is $8.

MU­SIC: Af­ter record­ing her new al­bum in Nashville at The House of Blues Stu­dios and Ocean Way Stu­dios with Juno- and CCMAaward win­ner Crys­tal Shawanda (as her pro­ducer) and fea­tur­ing DeWayne Stro­bel, the time has fi­nally come for Jo Po's re­lease party. Mem­bers fea­tured on al­bum in­clude Dave Roe, Sandy Ge­narro, Louis Flip Win­field and en­gi­neer Owen Louis. The CD re­lease party will be held at the Sud­bury The­atre Cen­tre on Shaugh­nessy Street at 7:30 p.m. JoPo & The RiZe will per­form, fea­tur­ing Ben Wardo on stand-up bass, JP Gignac on vi­o­lin, Josh Turn­bull on drums and John New­lands on keys/elec­tric gui­tar. Fea­tured guests in­clude Johnny Wil­liams and Gary Beers. Tick­ets will be $35, which in­cludes a copy of the CD.

ART: Art: The GNO, 174 El­gin St., wel­comes the Z'otz* Col­lec­tive, who will cre­ate a new ephemeral mu­ral on one of the gallery's in­door walls dur­ing the Up Here mu­sic and pub­lic art fes­ti­val. Evicted from the anthill is on dis­play from Aug. 19 to Sept. 28. The gallery is open Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Satur­day from 12-6 p.m. and Thurs­day and Fri­day form 12-7 p.m. En­try is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to gn-o.org.

DANCE: Ar­gen­tine tango ses­sions go 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 209 at the Moose Hall on Frood Road. Ad­mis­sion is $3/per­son. New to Ar­gen­tine tango? Come out and learn. MU­SIC: The Troubadours choir is re­cruit­ing singers of all ages. Re­hearsals are held Mon­days 6:45-9 p.m. The work­ing lan­guage is French. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ni­cole Teddy at 705-566-9926.

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