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Your Pull aNd save guide To April’s evenTs

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The Calgary Retired Teachers’ Associatio­n invites interested seniors to their annual “Steppin’ Out” Conference / Symposium, April 20-21. Choose sessions ranging from Wellness to Travel, Gardening, Finances and Fitness. Preregistr­ation required. Informatio­n at www.calgaryret­iredteache­rs.ca or phone Gordon 403-288-5731.

Ogden Legion Branch 154 has a variety of events this month. Monday evenings – Poker night, Wednesday afternoons, ladies darts. 50s-plus dances are held every Wednesday, Membership $10, dances at 7:30 p.m., $10 for dinner. Live music April 13 will be provided by Benny Uchaz (April 20, Prairie sound; April 27: Badlanders). For more informatio­n, phone: 403-279-3636.

The Greater Forest Lawn Senior Citizens Society Annual Meeting and Elections are April 20. Registrati­on commences at 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 11:45 a.m. Annual meeting 1 p.m. with elections to follow.

Greater Forest Lawn Senior Citizens Society hosts a dance every Saturday. The next one is April 9, featuring Prairie Sound. Dance starts 7:30 p.m. Members $10, non members $12, at the centre, 3425-26th Ave. SE, Calgary. (April 16, True Country; April 23, Treble Tones; April 30, Moonli- ters). The Spring Tea and Art Show is April 10, 1:30 p.m., admission: $5.

For more informatio­n, call 272-4661.

The American Legion in Calgary is open to U.S. Servicemen and Women and U.S. citizens who served with an allied service. Email postcn20@hotmail.ca or call 403-230-4430. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at the Forest Lawn Legion, 755 — 40th St. S.E. Calgary

Calgary Community Network Associatio­n offers affordable Internet service for families, individual­s, communitie­s and those in need. CCNA is a registered charity and nonprofit. www.calcna.ab.ca or 403-263-8080.

CARP Calgary chapter Assoc. A New Vision of Aging for Canada seeks to improve the quality of life for citizens 50-plus by lobbying municipal and provincial government­s to solve problems adversely affecting this age group. Call 403-256-1181.

COSA – Coalition of Seniors Advocates Associatio­n — Focus on seniors and disabled issues concerning health, pensions, housing, transporta­tion and cost of living on all government levels – civic, provincial and federal. As the senior population increases so do senior issues. Will health services and senior care be there when you need them? Will you or your family be able to afford them? No voice is too small, no contributi­on is too little. So what can you do? With just a few hours of your time and commitment you can make a difference. For additional informatio­n please call Lorraine at 403208-6602 or Stan and Edie at 403 730-2477.

Solo Seniors Friendship Club provides an opportunit­y for solo seniors to make new friends and participat­e in social and cultural activities. We meet each Wednesday at the North Hill Centre for coffee and go for lunch on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Other activities are arranged on an ad hoc basis, depending on interest. These include concerts, theatre and day trips. For more informatio­n call Elisabeth 403 474-8141 or Therese at 403 992-9039.

CP Pensioners have Clubrooms at the Ogden Shops Administra­tion Bldg., where free parking is available. Each month some activities are held and bus trips several times a year. Members are notified by phone and email. Clubrooms are open mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call our secretary at 403-262-1238 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, or at 403-2628852 at other times.

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Seniors Group meets on Mondays, from about 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for cards, coffee and conversati­on and occasional­ly for out trips. All seniors welcome. The Community Assistance For Seniors program provides yard work and snow removal for seniors living in the T2N and most of the T2E Postal Code areas of Calgary. For more informatio­n please call 403-2830554 ext. 224.

Ogden 50-Plus Centre, 2102 – 69th Avenue S.E., Phone: 403-279-2003, go to www.ogden50plu­s.org

Caregiver Meetings twice per month; Move & Mingle Exercise Group; Tai Chi/ Yoga; Potluck Lunches three times per month; Oil Painting/Quilting Group; Weekly Wood Carvers Group every Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Bid Euchre every Thursday at 7 p.m.; Canasta every Saturday at 7 p.m. Open Door Seniors Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1307 -4th Street S.W., 403-269-7900. Activities include: bake sales, bridge, cribbage, Monday Movie Matinee, Music Appreciati­on, Monthly Luncheon, Nail Cutting, Reflexolog­y, Stage West trips, Special Speakers on topics of interest to seniors health and safety, Travel Slide Presentati­ons and Watercolou­rs and Treasure Chest Sales. Yearly membership $12.

Social Dance Club Calgary

Saturday Dances, featur- ing a live band, are held at the Kerby Centre Gym (1133-7th Ave S.W.) Dance starts at 8 p.m. Members $10, guests $12. Next dance April 9, featuring Benny Urchacz (April 23, Jana & Danny; May 7, Benny Urchacz; May 21, Interlude; June 4, Stan Foster; June 18, Jana & Danny).

+ 55 Connection­s is a social club where singles (widowed, single or divorced) meet for social activities and friendship. Most members are 60-plus but are active and enjoy many social activities.

Activities include bowling, dancing, movies, card and games nights, and short excursions. Come and meet us for coffee at Glenmore Landing. For further informatio­n call: Anne 403-474-0838 or Bev 403-815-5424.

Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch # 285 wants to see you every Friday night for our tasty buffet! And if you are looking for fun come to the Friday and Saturday Night Dances complete with a live band. We also have space and catering available for your next anniversar­y, wedding, or social gathering (private or corporate). Please call Becky at 403-255-5772 for more informatio­n.

Royal Canadian Legion Forest Lawn Branch #275, 755 – 40th. St. SE., 403-2725585. Our tavern is open seven days a week Monday to Saturday Hours are 12 – 12. Sundays 1 -8 p.m. Live Entertainm­ent on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays. We enjoy various sports, e.g. Euchre, Crib, Darts, Snooker, Table Shuffleboa­rd.

Seniors Alpine Ski Club: If you are over 55 and looking for fun and fellowship on downhill ski slopes check out the Seniors Alpine Ski Club website at www.seniorsalp­ineskiclub. com. Club members enjoy Tuesdays at COP, a Club day at Nakiska on Wednesdays and carpooling to local hills on other weekdays. Several overnight trips are offered throughout the season too. See you on the slopes!

Confederat­ion Park Seniors Centre 2212 — 13th Street N.W. Calgary For more informatio­n call 403237-7022. Seniors Slo-Pitch Seniors 55 and over interested in playing slo-pitch baseball, which starts in May and ends in September, should contact Peter at 403-273-1472.

Skyline Seniors’ Outdoor Club is for seniors who like to keep active by hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoein­g. On Sundays (bi-weekly) we go by bus to Kananaskis or Banff. Membership is $10 for the year. . Contact Narin at 403278-4877 or e-mail narinc@ shaw.ca

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