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• Break­fast With Santa will take place Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at Coal­hurst High School. $5 per per­son or $20 per fam­ily. In­cludes pan­cake break­fast and kids’ crafts. Pho­tos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Fea­tur­ing: “A Vil­lain­ous Christ­mas,” a Coal­hurst High School drama pro­duc­tion. Pet Santa’s rein­deer and get a bag of mag­i­cal rein­deer feed. Cookie dec­o­rat­ing, hol­i­day treats, mu­sic, Santa let­ter writ­ing; crafts. All fund raised sup­port events and ac­tiv­i­ties at Coal­hurst High School. • Galt Mu­seum’s Satur­days at 1:00 hands-on his­tory pro­gram for chil­dren to at­tend with adults con­tin­ues Dec. 8 from 1-2 p.m., fea­tur­ing “But­ton Trees.” Learn the his­tory of why we use trees to cel­e­brate dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son while mak­ing your own tree art from but­tons to take home and dis­play. Mu­seum ad­mis­sion ap­plies (free to an­nual pass hold­ers). • En Plein Air ’18 open­ing re­cep­tion takes place Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m. at the Dr. Foster James Penny Build­ing, 324 5 St. S. Artists from across south­ern Al­berta who sketched or pho­tographed the land­scape at the Coutts Cen­tre for West­ern Cana­dian Her­itage dur­ing the sum­mer will be ex­hibit­ing their fin­ished works from Dec. 6-21. Reg­u­lar hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day. Ad­mis­sion is free. • Six O’clock in the Chapel will take place Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at South­min­ster United Church (Buchanan Chapel), fea­tur­ing a brief, re­flec­tive ves­per ser­vice with beau­ti­ful mu­sic. Wor­ship leader is Jane Meaker; spe­cial mu­sic by vo­cal duo Marg Chubb and Mau­reen Fur­tado. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. • The 27th an­nual Mayor’s Christ­mas Concert will take place Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at South­min­is­ter United Church. Fea­tur­ing Leth­bridge Com­mu­nity Sil­ver and Gold Bands, with spe­cial guests Ma­grath El­e­men­tary School Choir. Tick­ets: $15 reg­u­lar, 12 years and younger free. Tick­ets avail­able at the down­town ATB Branch, 727 4 Ave. S.; at Casa, 230 8 St. S.; on­line at; from band mem­bers and at the door. Ac­cept­ing do­na­tions on be­half of the Christ­mas Hope cam­paign. • Univer­sity of Leth­bridge presents Global Drums Dec. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Univer­sity Theatre, W500. From African and Brazil­ian drum­ming to steel band and Taiko, the au­di­ence will be thor­oughly en­ter­tained by the va­ri­ety of per­cus­sion styles per­formed by both stu­dents and com­mu­nity mem­bers. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Adam Ma­son, Global Drums has per­formed on stages around the world. • 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 9:3011 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 403330-7937 or email [email protected], or Macken­zie at 403-380-2824 or email macken­[email protected]­

• Ride Into Christ­mas with the Leth­bridge Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Dec. 9 from 4-7 p.m. (6 km east of Leth­bridge on Jail Road (Hwy. 512). Open house fea­tur­ing free horse rides, Christ­mas mu­sic, Doris Wich­ers’ Win­ter Won­der­land, pet­ting zoo, food and drinks, Leth­bridge Hur­ri­canes on site from 4-6 p.m., and Santa. For more de­tails, visit • Nar­cotics Anony­mous meets Sun­days at 7 p.m. at Chi­nook Meet­ing Hall, 408 13 St. N. (back door en­trance off back al­ley); Tues­days and Thurs­days (new be­gin­ners group), 7 p.m. at Chi­nook Meet­ing Hall; Wed­nes­days, 7 p.m. at Christ Trin­ity Lutheran Church, 416 12 St. S. (down­stairs, use south en­trance). De­tails: 403-380-6536.

• Ray­mond Se­niors Cen­tre holds a pot luck the sec­ond mon­day and a sup­per so­cial the last Thurs­day of each month. Both are rea­son­ably priced. En­ter­tain­ment is usu­ally fea­tured af­ter the meals. Look­ing for new mem­bers. Call 403-915-7366 for more in­for­ma­tion.

• All women are in­vited to a brunch and pro­gram Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s Ban­quet Room in Taber. En­joy a “Christ­mas Re­flec­tions” panel, led by Jan­tine Klein­jan; mu­sic by Vanessa Kurtzweg from Fore­most; a fea­ture pre­sen­ta­tion by Malinda Harris from Gar­den Gate Flo­ral. Cost for the morn­ing is $15 per per­son. Reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing Jane at 403-223-1435 or Sylvia at 403-416-5075. Reser­va­tions must be hon­oured or can­celled by Dec.

9. Pre­sented by Taber Chris­tian Women’s, af­fil­i­ated with RSVP Min­istries. Bring a friend! • The Sounds of the Sea­son concert se­ries has re­turned to City Hall, bring­ing hol­i­day mu­sic for res­i­dents to en­joy. Con­certs are free; do­na­tions of un­wrapped toys and gifts for chil­dren and youth aged 17 and younger and/or non­per­ish­able food items will be col­lected for the Christ­mas Hope Cam­paign. The sched­ule in­cludes: Dec. 11, noon, Gal­braith School; Dec. 12, 10:45 a.m., Leth­bridge Montes­sori School (Scenic); Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m., Wil­son Mid­dle School; Dec. 17, noon, Leth­bridge Com­mu­nity Band Tuba Christ­mas; Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m., Chil­dren’s House Day­care & ECS; Dec. 19, noon, St. Pa­trick’s Fine Arts Divi­sion II Choir; Dec. 20, noon, St. Pa­trick’s Fine Arts Divi­sion I Choir; Dec. 21, 1 p.m., AC Vo­cals. The lineup can also be found on­line at www.leth­­i­day­con­certs. • Nord-Bridge Se­niors Cen­tre will host a trip to Cross Iron Mills Mall for shop­ping and see the lights of Cal­gary

Dec. 12. Cost will in­clude bus and a good time. Bus will leave the cen­tre at 10 a.m. and re­turn at ap­prox­i­mately 10:45 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the cen­tre at 403-329-3222. • Rev­ellers Din­ner and Games Night will be held Dec. 12 at the base­ment level at The Keg (Coun­try Kitchen Cater­ing) on Mayor Ma­grath Drive. Fa­cil­ity is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., din­ner at 6:30. Cost is $20 per per­son. A re­minder that 2019 dues ($10) can be paid while pick­ing up your De­cem­ber din­ner tick­ets. New­com­ers - are you a crib or whist en­thu­si­ast? Come for a great din­ner and a night of cards. Tick­ets will be on sale one day only, Tues­day, Dec. 11 from 2-3 p.m. at the same lo­ca­tion (use east side en­trance). De­tails: Ernie, 403-381-7223; Ger­ald, 403-381-3620 or Alf, 403-3177242. • Over­due fines? Not a prob­lem! Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary’s Food for Fines pro­gram is run­ning Dec. 1–12; pay off fines with a do­na­tion to the food banks. Each non-per­ish­able food item is worth $5 to­ward your over­due li­brary fines. Do­na­tions go to In­ter­faith and Leth­bridge Food Banks. • Farm­ing Smarter Con­fer­ence & Trade Show will take place Dec. 12-13 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Leth­bridge Ex­hi­bi­tion Park, north park­ing lot, main en­trance. For the agenda and reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion, visit the web­site,­ings­ • “Shake­speare meets Dick­ens —a Tu­dor/Vic­to­rian Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tion,” will take place Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Casa Com­mu­nity Room (230 8 St. S.), in­clud­ing a per­for­mance of Dick­ens’ “A Christ­mas Carol,” scenes and songs from Shake­speare, and com­mu­nal car­ols. Tra­di­tional treats in­clude min­cepies, short­bread, eggnog and mulled wine. Au­di­ence mem­bers are in­vited to dress in Tu­dor or Vic­to­rian style — even a hat or a long scarf will add to the at­mos­phere. Tick­ets $20, avail­able from Casa. More de­tails: Call Kate at 403-329-4568. • An­nual Ro­tary Com­mu­nity Ca­role Fes­ti­val will take place Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Cul­tural Hall, 2 North 200 West in Ray­mond. Ev­ery­one wel­come; a spe­cial in­vi­ta­tion to the new­com­ers to the com­mu­nity. Come and en­joy a va­ri­ety of com­mu­nity groups per­form songs of the Christ­mas sea­son. The Cham­ber of Com­merce will also an­nounce the Res­i­den­tial Light­ing win­ners/prizes. Ad­mis­sion is free. Those wish­ing to sup­port the Ro­tary Club’s ser­vice to the Blood Re­serve are in­vited to bring: non­per­ish­able food items for the Stand­off Food Bank or gen­tly used chil­dren’s and youth books, toys and DVDs for the Kainai Pub­lic Li­brary. • The 119th Christ­mas Bird Count will take place in com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try be­tween Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. In Leth­bridge, the count will take place Dec. 16. To sign up or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact com­piler Ken Orich at 403-3812351 or ko­[email protected]­ Other south­ern Al­berta bird counts in­clude: Crowsnest Pass, Jan. 2, 2019 - con­tact Mer­i­lyn Lid­dell, [email protected]­con­ser­va­; Milk River, Jan. 5, 2019 - con­tact: Ken Orich, 403-381-2351; Taber, TBD - con­tact Lloyd

Ben­nett, 403-223-0456; Pincher Creek, TBD. To find other bird count in­for­ma­tion, visit Bird Stud­ies Canada’s web­site at bird­­un­teer/cbc.

• Did you know so­cial­iz­ing is good ex­er­cise for the brain? Join Shari Re­mus of the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Al­berta and North­West Ter­ri­to­ries in help­ing Age­care Columbia bring some Christ­mas Cheer to so­cially iso­lated se­niors in the Leth­bridge Area. Do­nate a gift by pick­ing a tag from the tree at Age­care Columbia or Lon­don Drugs. Bring the un­wrapped gift back with the tag be­fore Dec 17. Want to help in an­other way? Join us on Dec. 18 to help wrap these gifts. For more in­for­ma­tion go on­line to www.CareThisChrist­ • The Home De­pot Canada’s Leth­bridge store is fundrais­ing for Wood’s Homes again this hol­i­day sea­son through the Orange Door Pro­ject. Un­til Dec. 16, cus­tomers can do­nate $2 at the store’s check­out in ex­change for an orange pa­per door. All do­na­tions will help Wood’s Homes to con­tinue to pro­vide sup­port to home­less and at-risk of home­less­ness youth in Leth­bridge.

• Santa will be vis­it­ing Cen­tre Vil­lage

Mall Dec. 1-22 (week­days and Satur­day), and pho­tos with Santa are free. Do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated, with pro­ceeds go­ing to sup­port fam­i­lies in Leth­bridge. • The Food Ex­plor­ers Cook­ing Club will op­er­ate for seven weeks from Jan. 11 to

Feb. 15 at In­ter­faith Chi­nook Coun­try Kitchen, 1103 3 Ave. N. Open to kids 7-12. Cost: Free. Kids will learn ba­sic cook­ing skills and make de­li­cious food each week. For de­tails or to reg­is­ter, call 403-320-8138 by Dec. 14.

• The 50+ (Se­nior) Curl­ing Club would like to in­vite any for­mer mem­bers to the 5th Wel­come Back Event at the new curl­ing club in west Leth­bridge (74 Mau­re­ta­nia Rd. West), held in con­junc­tion with the Ham and Turkey Bon­spiel Dec.

20. Curl­ing starts at 1 p.m. with fes­tiv­i­ties start­ing at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for you and your guest. If you have not been con­tacted ear­lier, please reg­is­ter by phon­ing Earl Bar­ton at 403-327-6339. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to the club web­site at

www.leth­bridge­curling­ and

click on LEAGUES. All the in­for­ma­tion you need is there. • Loblaw Com­pa­nies Na­tional Hol­i­day Food Drive con­tin­ues un­til Dec. 24 in aid of food banks across the coun­try, with lo­cal Loblaw stores, Real Cana­dian Su­per­store, Troy’s No Frills, Si­mon’s No Frills and Real Cana­dian Whole­sale Club par­tic­i­pat­ing. Cit­i­zens are en­cour­aged to do­nate non-per­ish­able food items and funds at check­out.

• The Ger­man Cana­dian Club, 902 6 St. N., will host a New Year’s Eve Din­ner and Dance Dec. 31 with live mu­sic by the ever pop­u­lar band, Blue Steel. Doors open at 6 p.m., din­ner at 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Late Lunch in­cluded. Get your tick­ets early as this event sells out quickly. Cost is $35 per mem­ber, $40 per in­vited guest. For de­tails and tick­ets, call 403-320-1689 (ext 3). • The 15th An­nual Chi­nook En­tre­pre­neur Chal­lenge starts Jan. 9 with 8 weeks of free busi­ness train­ing. Cash and in-kind prizes to be won for Best Busi­ness Plans in gen­eral and tech­nol­ogy streams. Visit chi­nookchal­ for more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter.

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