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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.