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• Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge will present U of L Brass Day Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at W470, W480 and W570. Brass mu­si­cians from high schools, uni­ver­sity and the com­mu­nity will take par­tic­i­pate in a day filled with re­hearsals, work­shops, mas­ter­classes and per­for­mances. In ad­di­tion to mem­bers of the U of L Brass fac­ulty, Lau­rie Ma­ti­a­tion (Cal­gary Phil­har­monic) and Natalie DeJong (Mount Royal Con­ser­va­tory) will join mem­bers of the U of L Au­dio En­gi­neer­ing So­ci­ety for a day of learn­ing, playing mu­sic and meet­ing other mu­si­cians. The day cul­mi­nates with a 7 p.m. performance in the Recital Hall.

• Galt Mu­seum’s Satur­days at 1:00 hands-on his­tory program for chil­dren to at­tend with adults con­tin­ues Jan. 12 from 1-2 p.m., fea­tur­ing “Paint Stick Bud­dies.” Cre­ate a new friend to play with and find out about some of the old­fash­ioned dolls in the Galt Col­lec­tions. Reg­is­tra­tion not re­quired. Mu­seum ad­mis­sion ap­plies (free to an­nual pass hold­ers).

• Six O’clock in the

Chapel will take place Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at South­min­ster United Church, of­fer­ing a brief, re­flec­tive ves­per ser­vice with beau­ti­ful mu­sic in the small and invit­ing Buchanan Chapel. Wor­ship leader is Ruth Pre­ston Schilk. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

• Leth­bridge Pub­lic

Li­brary presents the Cre­ative Na­tive Indige­nous Art Club, fa­cil­i­tated by Mark Brave Rock, Jan. 12 and 26, 10:30 a.m. at the Main Branch, Pi­itoyiss (Ea­gle’s Nest). Open to all ages, this art club al­lows you the op­por­tu­nity to take the time to cre­ate, col­lab­o­rate and de­velop your own style.

• 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 403327-6644.

• 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 9:3011 a.m. Lo­cated at #225, 200 4 Ave. S.

• Tai Chi Easy and Med­i­cal Qi Gong classes take place Satur­days, Jan. 12– March 30, 10-11:15 a.m., and Wed­nes­days, Jan. 9-March 27, 7-8:15 p.m. at the Cana­dian Yoga In­sti­tute, 1238 3 Ave. S. A sim­ple heal­ing prac­tice of gen­tle rhyth­mi­cal move­ments that im­proves pos­ture, bal­ance, breath and qui­ets the mind. No prior ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. To regis­ter, con­tact the Cana­dian Yoga In­sti­tute at 403-394 9642 or visit the web­site cana­di­anyo­gain­sti­

• 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]­

• He­len Schuler Na­ture Cen­tre will present Dis­cov­ery Walk Jan. 13 from 2-3 p.m., fea­tur­ing “Owls.” Join an in­ter­preter for an all ages walk through the Na­ture Re­serve. Dis­cover unique & fun facts about owls that live in the river val­ley. Free drop-in program; fun for all ages. For more de­tails, call 403-3203064.

• 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.

• Im­prove your read­ing, writ­ing, math or English-speak­ing skills at Read On, Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary’s Adult Lit­er­acy Program, 810 5 Ave. S. Tu­tor­ing could be sched­uled in the morn­ing, af­ter­noon or evening — when­ever it works for you. Class reg­is­tra­tion opens Jan. 14. $30 reg­is­tra­tion fee may ap­ply. Call 403-320-3133/403-320-4977 or email-lit­er­a­cy­ser­[email protected]­

• 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.

• Tran­si­tions, a 15-week peer sup­port program to help those who are sep­a­rated or di­vorced, will take place Tuesday evenings be­gin­ning Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at As­sump­tion Church in the Up­per Meet­ing Room (2405 12 Ave. S.). Par­tic­i­pants will meet once a week to re­flect upon and dis­cuss top­ics such as self-es­teem, grief, stress, anger, guilt, blame, lone­li­ness, for­give­ness, blended fam­i­lies and more. To regis­ter please con­tact All Saints Par­ish of­fice at 403327-8931 or email re­cep­[email protected]­saintsleth­

• All women are in­vited to a brunch and program Jan. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s Ban­quet Room in Taber. En­joy a pre­sen­ta­tion by Karyn Dyk­stra, Epi­cure con­sul­tant; mu­sic by Kathie Friesen; and in­spi­ra­tional speaker Joyce John­son from Vaux­hall, speak­ing about “The Les­son Plan.” Cost is $15 per per­son. Reser­va­tions can be made by calling Jane at 403-223-1435 or Sylvia at 403-4165075. Reser­va­tions must be hon­oured or can­celled by Sun­day evening,

Jan. 13. Pre­sented by Taber Chris­tian Women’s, af­fil­i­ated with RSVP Min­istries. Come and bring a friend. • Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety of Al­berta, Leth­bridge Cen­tre will meet Jan. 15 at Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary (main branch) The­atre Gallery. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m., lec­ture at 7 p.m. fea­tur­ing Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge grad­u­ate Alyssa Hamza dis­cussing “Our Provin­cial Cap­i­tal: A Re­view of Se­lect Sites.” Hamza will share her re­search on Ed­mon­ton’s rich arche­o­log­i­cal and historical in­ven­tory.

• The Ladies Aux­il­iary to the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion (324 Mayor Ma­grath Drive S.) will hold its reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing Jan. 15. The meet­ing will be a Pot Luck Din­ner at 5:30 p.m. with the meet­ing to fol­low. Use north door. There will be a $7 fee if you can’t bring any of your favourite dishes. Please at­tend as the Ladies Aux­il­iary needs your sup­port.

• Has event plan­ning been added to your work re­spon­si­bil­i­ties? Want some in­sider tips? Join Vol­un­teer Leth­bridge Jan. 17 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Vol­un­teer Leth­bridge when Robin Gerner of CANHOST Group will present her ex­pe­ri­ences as a con­fer­ence and event plan­ner first, at the Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge through to her cur­rent po­si­tion as pres­i­dent at CANHOST Group. Gerner will share how to en­sure the event goal is reached with­out burnout and how to en­joy the event when it rolls around. To regis­ter for Ef­fi­cient Event Plan­ning 101, call Keith at 403-332-4320 or email out­[email protected]­un­teer­leth­

• Cel­e­brate Ukrainian New Year’s with Malanka, a night of Ukrainian food, mu­sic and dance Jan. 19 at the Ger­man Cana­dian Club, 902 6 St. N. Guests will be treated to a spe­cial performance by the Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club fol­lowed by a Ukrainian din­ner fea­tur­ing per­o­gies, sausage, cab­bage rolls and more. Also live mu­sic by Ukrainian band Ab­so­lute, and the ever-pop­u­lar “Kolomeyka,” a cir­cle dance where spe­cial tricks and im­pres­sive dance moves are shown off. There will also be a silent auc­tion, raf­fles and games. A mid­night lunch is in­cluded. Pro­ceeds help fi­nance Troyanda year-round. Tick­ets are $55. To pur­chase tick­ets, call Donna Whit­ton at 403-315-3492.

• Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary will present “Gwynne Dyer: A Dis­cus­sion on Cli­mate,” Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the main branch. Dyer is a London-based in­de­pen­dent Cana­dian jour­nal­ist, syn­di­cated colum­nist and mil­i­tary his­to­rian whose col­umns ap­pear the Leth­bridge Her­ald and other news­pa­pers in 45 coun­tries. Tick­ets are avail­able at no charge and must be pre­sented to gain en­trance.

• An­nual Leth­bridge An­tique and Toy Show and Sale will take place Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ex­hi­bi­tion Park (South Pavil­ion). Fea­tur­ing an­tiques, retro and vin­tage items, games, glass­ware, jew­elry, dolls and toys; coun­try, cot­tage and farm­house decor; comics, sports cards; mil­i­tary, sports and coin col­lectibles; diecast; ac­tion fig­ures; quilts and more. Ad­mis­sion $4 (12 and un­der free). Pro­ceeds go to char­ity. Ven­dor de­tails: email leth­[email protected] or phone 403-381-9056.

• The Ger­man Cana­dian Club of Leth­bridge, 902 6 St. N., will host Ger­man Din­ner Night Jan. 28, fea­tur­ing Bavar­ian Roast Pork. Cost is $20. Reser­va­tions re­quired for both dine-in and take-outs. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., take-outs at 5 p.m., din­ner at 5:30. For reser­va­tions, call 403-320-1689 (ext 3).

• Read On Adult Lit­er­acy at the Leth­bridge Pub­lic Li­brary of­fers Pre-GED Read­ing, Pre-GED Math classes and tu­tor­ing for adults. This is a good way to re­view skills, build con­fi­dence and can be a step­ping stone to col­lege pro­grams. Learn ba­sic com­puter skills. Call 403-3203133 or email lit­er­a­cy­ser­[email protected]­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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