Nerf Wars: A New Foam at the Library
Come down to the library for after-hours fun. Bring one Nerf weapon, ammunition, eye protection and prepare for an hour of action on Friday, April 12 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. For kids in grades 4 through 7. Register online at www.sapl.ca or visit or call the Children’s Information Desk at 780-459-1532. Drop-ins welcome. The Library is located at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Teen Emergency First Aid/CPR Certification Course
This is a Red Cross certified course – students will receive a certificate after completion. For ages 13 to 16 years. Cost: $100. Takes place Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CIVC Boardroom: #10, 215 Carnegie Drive, St. Albert. Register online at http://www.stalbertcivc.com/first-aidcpr-courses/
Family Drop-in Storytimes at St. Albert Public Library
For preschool children and caregivers not registered in other storytimes. There is no need to pre-register for these programs, but please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time. There are four drop-in storytimes weekly:
Owls runs on Mondays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (geared for 0- to 2-year-olds);
Turtles runs on Thursdays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (geared for 2- to 4-year-olds);
Les Petites Pommes, a bilingual storytime (geared for 2- to 4-year-olds), runs Fridays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m.;
Sunrise Storytime (geared for 2- to 4-year-olds) runs on Saturdays in April from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call 780-459-1532 or drop by the Library located at St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
International Astronomy Day: Public Viewing
On Saturday, April 13, weather permitting, local members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will set up their telescopes for the public to look through. Through a telescope the public will be able to see the first quarter moon with its craters, mountains, shadows, lava beds. Mars will be in the west, not far from the Pleiades, a beautiful star cluster. Asteroid Pallas will be passing in the vicinity of Arcturus. The set-up will be at the southwest end of St. Albert Place between the parking lot and the bike trail from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a FREE event for the whole family and will be held weather permitting. For more information, or to ask on the evening if weather conditions are adequate, call 780-459-1168 or 780-458-9345.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Rutherford House
Spring and Easter go hand in hand at Rutherford House. Explore this magnificent home and enjoy freshly baked cookies and make a spring-themed craft. Be sure to keep a watchful eye for the Easter Bunny as you do your scavenger egg hunt! Regular admission rates apply. Sunday, April 14, noon to 4 p.m. Rutherford House is a post-Edwardian mansion built in 1911 for Dr. Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier and his family. For many years, the home welcomed the political and social elite of Alberta. Today, Rutherford House is a designated historic resource operated as a museum by the province. Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive. For more info, including hours and admission fees, visit the website: https://rutherfordhousephs.ca/
BMO All-Day Sundays
How do designers influence how we live? Find out in our exhibition Cul-de-sac, a part of the Poole Centre for Design. In the atrium, work with a variety of building materials, sketching tools and design thinking to plan and develop your own urban oasis and change the way you experience Edmonton. Sunday, April 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For hours and admission fees: telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to: www.youraga.ca
Magpie Nest at St. Albert Public Library
This new program is for Indigenous parents and caregivers. Discuss successes and challenges of raising children and learn about and share culturally appropriate support in a friendly, supportive environment. With Maureen Callihoo Ligtvoet. Monday, April 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. Drop-ins welcome. This program is presented in partnership with the St. Albert Family Resource Centre and takes place at St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.