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• 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. • Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is an AA-based, 12-Step recovery program for those seeking a solution to unhealthy behaviours with food. Meetings are held
Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at the Chinook Society; 408 13 St. N. in Lethbridge. For inquiries/details, call Ron H. at 403 382-7478. • Coaldale Sunny South Speakers Toastmasters Club meets Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. at the Coaldale Public Library. Hone your public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact Barb at 403345-5038 or Marg at 403-634-9646.
• Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? You are not alone. There is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Chinook Regional Hospital Parkade Meeting Room. Call Josephine, 403-345-4242 for details. • Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre hosts carpet bowling Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Hall at 1904 13 Ave. N. New members are always welcome. Details: phone 403-3293222. • LSCO offers bingo every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at 500 11 St. S. in the Stage area. Everyone welcome. Booklets are $5, Bonanza $1. Call 403-320-2222 for more information. • General Stewart Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosts Ladies Pool every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact the office at 403327-6644. • The Lethbridge Military Museum is open to the public every Wednesday from 12-4 p.m. Located at the Vimy Ridge Armoury, 337 Stubb Ross Road, beside the Lethbridge Airport. www.lethbridgemilitarymuseum.org.
• The Sons of Norway, dedicated to preserving and promoting the Norwegian heritage in Lethbridge, meets the third
Wednesday of the month for dinner, socializing and organization of activities. Anyone interested in learning more about the Sons of Norway can call Hans Isele at 403-328-0753.
• 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 lethbridgecollege.ca/tiffinconferenc e. • Alberta Genealogical Society, Lethbridge Branch will postpone its monthly meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 16, becuse of the extreme cold weather forecast this week. The AGS Lethbridge Branch Resource Center will be closed Jan. 14, 15 and 17. The meeting will instead be held Jan 23 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/. • Galt Museum’s Archives Program
will continue Jan. 16 from 7-9 p.m., featuring “Research your House with Kevin MacLean.” Ever wondered about the history of your home? Kevin MacLean, neighbourhood heritage enthusiast, will help you discover how to research your place and its neighbourhood. Discover research tools and methods for uncovering the origins of your home and the voices of its past inhabitants. Registration not required. Museum admission applies (free to annual pass holders).
• The fourth annual Yoga Rave takes place Jan. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., at the 1st Choice Savings Centre Gym at the University of Lethbridge. Everyone is invited to attend; show up in your brightest yoga gear. Glow sticks will be provided but feel free to bring extra. Entry is by cash donation to the ULSU Food Bank. • 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. • Dynamically Speaking Toastmasters Club
meets Thursdays, 7 a.m., Country Kitchen (lower level of The Keg). All are welcome. Details: Deanne Wirzba, 403-328-8944. • Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs (SACPA) holds a weekly presentation Thursdays at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Presentation at 12 p.m. Buffet lunch available, $14. Coffee $2. Visit the website for the weekly list of presentations at www.sacpa.ca. • Men young and older alike are asked to come and join the Lethbridge Christian Men's Choir for evenings of singing. Practices are held every
Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. at Trinity Reformed Church, 1100 40 Ave. N. The choir practises for Christmas and spring concerts each year, and also occasionally sings at the hospital and seniors homes. For more information, call 403-328-7985.
• The Lethbridge Steamers offers Drop–in Wheelchair Basketball
Thursdays until Dec. 19 and Jan. 2May 28, 2020 from 6:45–8:15 p.m. at the Fritz Sick Gym, 420 11 St. S. For more information, call Mary Dyck at 403-359-4169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Al-Anon, a group for those facing problems caused by someone else’s drinking, meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Family Centre, Suite 225, 200 4 Ave. S. (Lethbridge Centre). Details: Martha, 403-381-0756, or Pearl, 403-369-0890.
• “Easy Does It” Al-Anon for adult children of alcoholics, a support group for people who want to learn healthier coping skills in their relationships, meets
Thursdays, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2406 11 Ave. S., front door. Details: Judy, 403-329-0661. • Blankets for Canada Lethbridge meets Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the west entrance of Southminster United Church (11 Street and 4 Avenue). We are in need of more volunteers. Donations of yarn or financial donations are greatly appreciated, also eight- or nine-inch squares as well as strips 70 inches long, knitted or crocheted. Items may be dropped off at the church or at Michael’s craft store at Park Place mall. For more information, call 403-329-6586 or 403329-4410. • Adult Children of Alcoholics and/or Dysfunctional Families, a support group for people who grew up with the rules Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel, meet Thursdays, 8 p.m., 408 13 St. N. Details: Ann, 403-382-9925, or Shannon, 403-315-3482. • Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch No. 4 hosts cribbage
every Thursday with a start time of 6:45 p.m. Don’t be late; come out and play. • The Coaldale United Church Thrift Shop (2022 18 St.) is open Thursdays
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and the first Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Clothing and household miscellaneous at very reasonable prices. Cash only. • Lethbridge Insight Meditation meets Thursday mornings, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Community of Christ Church, 425 11 St. S. Guided meditation in the insight meditation tradition. We generally sit for 30 minutes followed by discussion. We welcome new members. Chairs, cushions provided. By donation. • Lethbridge Lodge #39 Ancient Free And Accepted Masons of Alberta
meets third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 316 10 St. S. Details: Kevin, 403-634-7713.
• Want to learn more about Parkinson’s disease? You’re invited to the Parkinson
Alberta Support Group meetings third Thursday of the month, September to June, 2 p.m., Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization, 500 11 St. S. For more information, call Alicia Visser, 403-3177710. • Lethbridge Photography Club meets third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Casa building. Photographers of all abilities are welcome. Details: Lorelei Hoffarth, 403382-8285. For more information, visit www.lethbridgephotoclub.org.
• “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 403223-4001. • 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 403-545-0150, email email@example.com or visit Facebook at Lethbridge Antique & Toy Show and Sale. • A One-Act Play Workshop, presented by The Playgoers of Lethbridge, will be held Jan. 18 from 10a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. at Casa, 230 8 St. S. All are welcome to this free workshop offered for anyone interested in being involved in directing, producing or performing in a one-act play. For information or to pre-register, contact Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Galt Museum’s Hands-on History program for children to attend with adults continues Jan. 18 from 1-2 p.m., featuring “Sock Penguins.” Create a cute sock penguin and find out about some of the stuffed animals in the Galt’s Collections. Registration not required. Museum admission applies (free to annual pass holders). • 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. • Shaughnessy Community Hall, 133 3 St. in Shaughnessy, will host its monthly Classic Country Jam Session and Supper Jan. 19. Cost is $10. Jam starts at 1 p.m., with supper at 5 p.m. For more information, call Dorothy at 403381-3589. • 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.
• The German Canadian Club, 902 6 St. N., 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. • 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. 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/travel2020.