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Com­mu­nity cal­en­dar is for non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions and fundrais­ers. Please for­ward your items, at least one week in ad­vance of your event, to com­mu­ni­ty­cal­en­[email protected] leth­bridge­herald.com • 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.

• Free out­door fit camp, for all ages and all abil­i­ties, runs Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and

Fri­days at two lo­ca­tions in the city. A 9:15 a.m. ses­sion will be held at the play­ground on Stafford Drive North, and a 6 p.m. ses­sion will be held at Adams Park at 13 Street and 9 Av­enue North. Call 403-393-5590 for more in­for­ma­tion. • The CRA­DLE, a sup­port group for anorex­ics, bu­lim­ics and their fam­i­lies and friends, meets Mon­days (ex­cept long week­ends), 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 2K-169 at Chi­nook Re­gional Hospi­tal. De­tails: Deb­bie, 403-894-3582. • Leth­bridge Du­pli­cate Bridge Club — Come play at open events: Mon­day and Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m.; Thurs­day and Fri­day at 1 p.m.; New­comer game, 0-20, Fri­day at 1 p.m. Les­sons to re­sume Jan. 14: Be­gin­ner’s les­sons, Play of the Hand, on Mon­days 1-3 p.m. Jan. 15: In­ter­me­di­ate les­sons

on Tues­days, De­fense; com­bined with 199er game 12:30-4:00. No Tues­day night game. Lo­cated at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shep­ard, 2406 11 Ave. S. Call Chris, 403-327-2222; Myrna, 403-328-6072; Wendy, 403-345-6035 or 403-634-3577. • Swing Bridge Dance Club meets Mon­days from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (can­celled on hol­i­day Mon­days) at Ea­gles Hall, 631 13 St., fea­tur­ing East Coast Swing dance les­sons each week; $3 do­na­tion. Sin­gles and cou­ples wel­come, from be­gin­ner to ex­pert level. For more de­tails, call Shel­don at 403-393-8566 or email swing­[email protected] • Coulee Com­men­ta­tors Toast­mas­ter Club meets Mon­days at 7-8:30 p.m. at the NordBridge Se­niors Cen­tre (West Com­mu­nity Room), 1904 13 Ave. N. Guests are al­ways wel­come to drop in and check out how Toast­mas­ters can help them. For more de­tails, con­tact De­van MacPherson, DTM (pres­i­dent), 403-331-1984, or Char­maine Boni­fa­cio (VP pub­lic re­la­tions). For more in­for­ma­tion, check out the web­site: https://coulee.toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org or

Face­book page: @couleecom­men­ta­tors. • Let It Be­gin With Me Al-Anon fam­ily group for peo­ple af­fected by some­one else’s drink­ing meets Mon­days, 7:30 p.m., at Cen­tral Church of Christ, 716 23 St. N. De­tails: Cathy, 403-327-0025.

• TOPS AB 672 (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly) meets Mon­days at 5:30 p.m. at McKil­lop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S. De­tails: Lor­raine, 403-328-8091. • Leth­bridge Food Ad­dicts in Re­cov­ery Anony­mous meets Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. at Chi­nook Re­gional Hospi­tal Parkade Meet­ing Room. De­tails: Josephine, 403-345-4242, or Ron, 403-3202075. • Dis­cov­er­ing Choices Al-Anon meets Mon­days at 7 p.m. at St. Au­gus­tine’s Anglican Church, 411 11 St. S. (push open the gate, go back to right-hand build­ing, down­stairs). De­tails: Dee, 403-394-0317 or Nelly, 403-308-8417. • The Leth­bridge Fam­ily His­tory Cen­tre is open Mon­day from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Fri­day and statu­tory hol­i­days. Lo­cated at 1912 10 Ave. S. (down­stairs at south door). Ev­ery­one in­ter­ested in find­ing help in search­ing for an­ces­tors is wel­come to drop in. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-327-6797. • Nord-Bridge Se­niors Cen­tre hosts floor curl­ing ev­ery Mon­day at 10 a.m. and Thurs­day at 9 a.m. at the cen­tre, 1904 13 Ave. N. De­tails: phone 403-329-3222. • A free work­out group meets Mon­day and Wed­nes­day at 9:15 a.m. at The Gate church, 522 3 Ave. S. For all ages and lev­els. For de­tails, call 403-393-5590. • Leth­bridge Senior Cit­i­zens Or­ga­ni­za­tion

offers Be­gin­ner Pick­le­ball Mon­days, Tues­days, Thurs­days and Fri­days from 34:50 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. A few pad­dles are avail­able for use. Pur­chase monthly or day passes at the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Desk prior to play­ing. Fee: $15 for LSCO mem­bers, $30 for non-mem­bers. Drop-in: $2.50 for LSCO mem­bers, $3.50 for non­mem­bers. • 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 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 403-416-5075. 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.

• 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 403-327-8931 or email re­cep­[email protected]­saintsleth­bridge.org. • 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. Please 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. • Down­town City Speak­ers Toast­mas­ters Club meets ev­ery Tues­day over the lunch hour at City Hall, 3rd floor, Room 333. Guests al­ways wel­come and can at­tend at no charge — all ages and abil­i­ties. Free park­ing in the City Hall park­ing lot. For more in­for­ma­tion check out www.down­townci­tys­peak­ers. toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org. • Pop in Lots with Moms and Tots, a group for moms and tots (dads, grand­par­ents and child-min­ders, too) meets Tues­days and

Wed­nes­days from 10 a.m.-noon at VIA Church, 2820 18 Ave. N. En­joy cof­fee and con­ver­sa­tion while let­ting your kids play. De­tails: Phone 403-320-2005. • A New Be­gin­ning Al-Anon Fam­ily Group, for peo­ple af­fected by some­one else’s drink­ing, meets Tues­days, 7 p.m., at McKil­lop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S. De­tails: Judy, 403329-0661. • Do you, or some­one you know, have a

gam­bling prob­lem which is caus­ing havoc in your life and re­la­tion­ships? If so, you’re wel­come to at­tend weekly meet­ings of Gam­blers Anony­mous, held Tues­days at 7 p.m. and Thurs­days at 6 p.m. at 408 13 St. N. (front en­trance). For more in­for­ma­tion call 403-331-0822. • TOPS #AB 100, Leth­bridge meets Tues­days in the Lower Fire­side Room, Lutheran Church of the Good Shep­herd, 2406 11 Ave. S. Please use the door off the park­ing lot. Weigh-in time 9:15-9:45 a.m. Meet­ing 1011 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly) is a not-for-profit sup­port group for mem­bers who are try­ing to lose or main­tain their weight. Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come. De­tails: Ju­dith 403-331-3396 or via the web­site www.TOPS.org. • #11 Leth­bridge Royal Cana­dian Air Cadet Squadron, for boys and girls ages 1219, meets Tues­days from 6:45-9:30 p.m. at the Vimy Ridge Ar­moury north of the Leth­bridge air­port, 337 Stubb Ross Road. De­tails: Capt. B. Look, 403-381-3344 or the ar­moury of­fice on Tues­day nights at 403-3277083. • Leth­bridge Le­gal Guid­ance, a non-profit so­ci­ety of­fer­ing free le­gal ad­vice to low­in­come south­ern Al­ber­tans, holds clin­ics

Tues­days from 5-7 p.m. by ap­point­ment only. Call and speak with an In­take Of­fi­cer to de­ter­mine el­i­gi­bil­ity for ser­vices. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 403-380-6338 or email leth­bridgele­gal­guid­[email protected]

• LSCO Karaoke Club meets ev­ery Tues­day from 1-3 p.m. at the LSCO, 500 11 St. S. Come join them for good fun and singing. There is an ex­ten­sive li­brary with all the words on the screen. • Army, Navy & Air Force Veter­ans Club, 517 5 Ave. S., in­vites the pub­lic to play shuf­fle­board, mixed darts and bil­liards (pool)

Fri­days, 7 p.m.; shuf­fle­board Tues­days at 7 p.m.; crib on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m.; and open crib tour­na­ment sec­ond Sun­day of the month at 1 p.m. Meat raf­fle ev­ery Satur­day at 3 p.m. Pub­lic is wel­come.

• Craft and Chat takes place ev­ery Tues­day from 1-3 p.m. at the Barons Le­gion. Bring what­ever craft you’d like to work on. Cover charge $1. • The Leth­bridge Blind Bowl­ing league is look­ing for vol­un­teers to as­sist with their Blind Bowl­ing Pro­gram. We bowl ev­ery Tues­day at 2 p.m. at the Hol­i­day Bowl. If you can help with this fan­tas­tic pro­gram, call Bill at 403942-1677. • Alzheimer So­ci­ety Spousal Care­giver Sup­port Group meets the third Tues­day, 79 p.m., at #40, 1202 2 Ave. S. (of­fice lo­cated on 12 Street S.). The meet­ing is an op­por­tu­nity for care­givers to give and re­ceive re­as­sur­ance, com­fort, sup­port and in­for­ma­tion with trained fa­cil­i­ta­tors. For more de­tails, call the Alzheimer So­ci­ety at 403-329-3766. • Leth­bridge Lodge No. 792 of the Loyal Or­der of Moose meets the first and third Tues­day at 1401 5 Ave. N. start­ing at 7 p.m. This fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vides com­mu­nity ser­vices and raises funds in aid of other char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions and projects. De­tails: 403-320-2767. • Quilts of Valour — Sewing Bees meet at the Leth­bridge Le­gion the first and third

Tues­day ev­ery month. Come out and sup­port our veter­ans and have some fun. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Joan at 403-380-6796 or 403-331-5243. • Bon­sai So­ci­ety of South­ern Al­berta meets the third Tues­day of ev­ery month

ex­cept Jan­uary, July and Au­gust. Meet­ings are held at Leth­bridge Col­lege in the Richard­son’s Oilseeds Room from 7-9 p.m. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Sandy at 403-393-3855.

• Galt Mu­seum’s Wed­nes­days at the Galt lec­ture pro­gram for adults and se­niors con­tin­ues Jan. 16 from 2-3 p.m., fea­tur­ing “City of Leth­bridge Mu­nic­i­pal Hous­ing Strategy.” Martin Thom­sen, Man­ager for Com­mu­nity Social Devel­op­ment for the City of Leth­bridge, will pro­vide an over­view of the work the City is do­ing to ad­dress home­less­ness and will pro­vide an in­side glimpse into the strate­gic pri­or­i­ties re­lat­ing to hous­ing. Reg­is­tra­tion not re­quired. Mu­seum ad­mis­sion ap­plies (free to an­nual pass hold­ers). • Al­berta Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety, Leth­bridge Branch will meet Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Room 128, 909 3 Ave. N. Guest speaker Belinda Crow­son will talk about life in Hardieville, with fo­cus on the com­mu­nity, the mine and some of the fam­i­lies who lived there. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. • 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.

• Ital­ian Cana­dian Club, 1511 St. Ed­ward Blvd. N., will host a Pasta Lunch Buf­fet Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — $15 all you can eat. Fast lunch and lots of park­ing. Reser­va­tion rec­om­mended. Call/text Chef Adam at 403317-3977. Cash or cheque pay­ment at the door of the event. $15 per per­son or $15 per large to-go con­tainer, or buy on­line us­ing a credit card through Eventbrite. • 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. Also a silent auc­tion, raf­fles and games. A mid­night lunch is in­cluded. Pro­ceeds help fi­nance Troyanda year­round. Tick­ets are $55. To pur­chase tick­ets, call Donna Whit­ton at 403-315-3492. • The 15th an­nual Wood’s Homes Chil­dren’s Ben­e­fit Gala, “Come Sparkle With Us,” pre­sented by Col­lege Ford Lin­coln, will be held March 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Coast Hotel Leth­bridge in sup­port of the emer­gency youth shel­ter, The CORE. Get your tick­ets early and take ad­van­tage of early bird spe­cial (of­fer ex­pires Jan. 18). This year’s gala in­cludes a meal spon­sored by Col­lege Ford Lin­coln, silent and live auc­tions and en­ter­tain­ment by The Chev­elles. For tick­ets and spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, con­tact Coleen Camp­bell 403317-1777, coleen.camp­[email protected]­shomes.ca or visit wood­shomes.ca.

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