Lethbridge Herald

Community CALENDAR



Community calendar is for nonprofit organizati­ons and fundraiser­s. Please forward your items, at least one week in advance of your event, to communityc­alendar@ lethbridge­herald.com

• The Banff Centre Mountain Film

Festival World Tour will visit Lethbridge Jan. 9-11 starting at 7 p.m. each evening at the Yates Memorial Centre. Featuring some of the best outdoor adventure entertainm­ent in the world, with several films highlighti­ng mountain culture. Tickets are available at the Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch only (not available online or by phone). Adults $20/show or $50 for all three nights. Seniors 65+ and Children 12 and under: $15/show or $40 for all three nights. Visit lethlib.ca for film schedules. • Recycle your electronic devices with EcycleDriv­e.com’s winter event

Jan. 10–12 at Save On Foods North and West stores and Visions Electronic­s. Bring any unwanted electronic device (computer and technology related) and Christmas lights, TVs, stereos and more to the bins outside of one of the stores to be recycled or donated. For details on eligible items visit EcycleDriv­e.com or call 403.929.5636. Please note electric appliances and lighting fixtures cannot be accepted. Reduce, re-use, recycle. • Galt Museum’s Hands-on History program for children to attend with adults continues Jan. 11 from 1-2 p.m., featuring “Creative Bags.” Decorate a tote bag you’ll love to take shopping and find out about the history of Eaton’s Department Store. Registrati­on not required. Museum admission applies (free to annual pass holders). • Six O’clock in the Chapel takes place Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Southminst­er United Church, offering a brief halfhour, reflective vesper service with beautiful music in the small and inviting Buchanan Chapel. Worship leader is Rev. Ruth Preston Schilk, who will present a special Praying for Peace theme. Everyone is welcome. Enter at the barrier-free 4 Avenue South chapel doors. • Tai Chi Easy/Medical Qi Gong takes place Saturdays, 8:45-10 a.m. at the Canadian Yoga Institute, 1238b 3 Ave. S. (phone 403-320-8036). A very simple practice carefully developed to support and empower you in your quest for improved health, vitality, and peace of mind. Experience slow gentle rhythmic movements and postures, encompassi­ng mindful meditation. Using traditiona­l Chinese techniques to activate the healer within you. • 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. • 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 brewsd8@gmail.com, or Mackenzie at 403-380-2824 or email mackenzie.lea@hotmail.com. • The German Canadian Club will hold a membership drive Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. at 902 6 St. N. Enjoy soup and sandwich and renew or get your membership (membership is 31.50 per couple, $21 for single). The club will host a German Dinner Jan. 20 - come enjoy Pork Schnitzel with Descriptio­n Spätzle. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., takeouts at 5 and dinner at 5:40. Cost: $20/person.

• 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.

• Southminst­er United Church offer monthly Labyrinth walks. Next session will take place Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m., led by Veriditas-certified facilitato­r Nancy Fabro. Open to the public, by donation; enter through the west office doors at 1011 4 Ave. S. For more informatio­n, call the church office at 403-327-3404.

• All women are invited to a brunch Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s in Taber, featuring Jolanda Molenaar presenting Home Hardware; guest soloist Angie Klemen; and speaker Elayne Goertzen with the topic “There may just be an obstacle in the way!” Cost $15. For reservatio­ns, call Linda at 403-8792082 or email lindamv555@yahoo.ca. Reservatio­ns and cancellati­ons essential

by noon Monday, Jan. 13. Presented by Taber Christian Women’s Connection, affiliated with RSVP Ministries (www.RSVPminist­ries.com).

• Transition­s, a 15-week peer support program to help those who are separated or divorced, will take place

Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 14 from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at Assumption Church in the Lower 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 contact All Saints Parish office at 403-327-8931 or email reception@allsaintsl­ethbridge.org. • The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion #4 will hold its regular monthly meeting Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. (north entrance) at the Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S. The Auxiliary encourages women to attend and provide their input to stimulate more participat­ion in the organizati­on. • Auditions for Hatrix Theatre’s production of “Wait Until Dark,” a thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffreey Hatcher, will be held Jan.

14-15 from 6-8 p.m. at the ATB Community Room at Casa, 230 8 St. S. “In 1944 Greenwich Village, a trio of men imperils Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormenters must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.” Performanc­e dates are

May 26-30. For more informatio­n, contact Karolyn at kjharks@gmail.com or Michelle at 403-929-1845.

• PROBUS Club of Lethbridge will hold its next meeting Jan. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Memorial Hall, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S. The presentati­on will be “Confession­s of a climate sceptic” by Cosmos Voutsinos. Guests are always welcome. • Galt Museum and Archives will present Lethbridge History Trivia Jan.

15 from 2-3 p.m. Join us for a fun and informativ­e session of trivia on the people and places in southweste­rn Alberta. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Registrati­on not required. Museum admission applies (free to annual pass holders). • “Water: From Science to the

Sacred” will take place Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at McKillop United Church, 2329 15 Ave. S., featuring speakers Shannon Frank, Oldman Watershed Council, and Mike Bruised Head, Kainai Ecosystem Protection Agency. Frank will share her knowledge about watersheds in general and about the Oldman Watershed in which we live, while Bruised Head, a Kainai Elder and founder of KEPA, will speak about the sacredness of water from an Indigenous people’s perspectiv­e rooted in the Kainai traditions. • Tickets are still available for the 21st annual Tiffin Conference, taking place Jan. 16 at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge. The conference will give producers a clear vision of how global trends will affect their cattle operations. A networking lunch begins at 11:15 a.m., while the program runs from noon to 7:30 p.m. Speakers will examine a wide variety of topics important to producers — from economics to succession planning to success markers. Tickets and more informatio­n are available at lethbridge college.ca/tiffinconf­erence. • Alberta Genealogic­al Society, Lethbridge Branch will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Room 128, 909 3 Ave. N. Guest speaker will be Henning Muendel, who will present “Memoirs and Memory - a Muendel-family history from World War II. Revisited in 2019.” Everyone is welcome and this is an excellent time to join the Alberta Genealogic­al Society, and the Lethbridge Branch. Facility is wheelchair accessible. For more informatio­n, visit the AGS Lethbridge website, http://lethbridge­ags.theboss.net/. • Lethbridge Lightning are hosting the 2020 Senior “AA” Provincial Hockey Tournament March 26-29 and we are looking volunteers for all positions. Find out more Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lethbridge Sports Council Board Room, Nicholas Sheran Arena. • “Be Inspired, Be Connected” Annual Charity Auction Event hosted by Real Estate Centre will take place

Jan. 17 at Heritage Hall, Exhibition Park, with all proceeds going to STARS Air Ambulance and HALO Rescue. Cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m., prime rib supper at 6 p.m., presentati­ons and live auction at 7:30 p.m., silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Tickets $65 per person

or $480 for corporate table (8 people). For tickets, call 403-223-4001. • The Lethbridge Antique & Toy

Show and Sale 2020 will take place Jan. 18 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Jan. 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Club, 1511 St. Edward Blvd. N. Featuring farm toys, constructi­on toys, trucking toys, antique toys, awesome displays and collectabl­es. Open to all ages. Admission $4 (12 and under free). Proceeds to charity. For more details, call Brian Mitchell at 403545-0150, email lethtoysho­w@gmail.com or visit Facebook at Lethbridge Antique & Toy Show and Sale. • Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club, celebratin­g its 25th anniversar­y, presents Malanka, its annual Ukrainian New Year’s celebratio­n, Jan. 18 at the German Canadian Club, 902 6 St. N. Cocktails at 4:30 p.m., show at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and dance to follow (with dance music by Absolute. Tickets $55. For tickets, call 403-315-3492. More details online at www.troyandale­thbridge.com.

• The Lethbridge Folk Club presents Celtara Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. at The Cave, Lethbridge College. Known as a driving force on the prairie Celtic scene, Celtara draws influences from the far reaches of Ireland, Norway, Brittany, Scotland, Sweden and beyond into their uniquely identifiab­le Canadian-Celtic sound. Rich arrangemen­ts, full-bodied vocals and enticing harmonies have fused into spirited performanc­es for more than 14 years and a number of album releases. Tickets are $30, $25 for members and $10 for students. Purchase at Casa or online at www.lethbridge­folkclub.com. • The Lethbridge Twinning Society will hold its annual “Pot Bless” dinner reception Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. Those interested in citizen diplomacy and internatio­nal relations will find the Twinning Society interestin­g and may want to be become involved with the organizati­on. You are welcome to join us Jan. 20 and learn more about the society. Please RSVP to 403-381-0038 for location of reception and other details. • Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature

Centre Society’s first 2020 edition of Travel Adventures takes place Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, featuring “Spectacula­r Birds of Australia & New Zealand” with Lyndon Penner. You’ll meet parakeets that work as pollinator­s, the improbable fairy wrens, and flightless emus and kiwi birds as well as many others. Everyone is welcome; admission is by donation. Proceeds will go toward the Growing the Grassroots Endowment Fund, supporting the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. Reserved seating is available for all Travel Adventures presentati­ons for a nominal donation and is strongly recommende­d as there is limited space available. Reserve your seats online (and receive an instant tax receipt!) via https://naturecent­re.ca/news/travel 2020.

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