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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 canadianyogainstitute.com.
• 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]mail.com.
• 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]lib.ca.
• 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]saintslethbridge.org.
• 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]unteerlethbridge.com.
• 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]lib.ca for more information.