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Lecture The Creative Life and Its Challenges With composer Allan Bevan. Composer Allan Bevan will speak about his new work Ancient of Days to be premiered on Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre.

Lecture

The Creative Life and Its Challenges

With composer Allan Bevan. Composer Allan Bevan will speak about his new work Ancient of Days to be premiered on Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre. This new composition is inspired by the English writer, painter, and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827). Largely misunderstood in his lifetime, Blake’s ideas on gender, spirituality, and the human imagination are remarkably modern. Blake was unafraid to plumb the depths of the human soul, to exalt creativity as humanity’s true calling, and to steadfastly refuse to sacrifice his artistic ideals in the face of crushing poverty and a hostile public. His thoughts, often dense and unsettling, or in contrast, deceptively simple, soar above everyday life and take us into his fascinating world of angels, devils, heroes, and innocents. Allan Bevan’s "Ancient of Days" presents a Blakean tableau of “contraries”, “emanations”,“ spectres” and “shadows” in a brand new “beatific symphony” for singers, actors, and players. Was Blake an “unfortunate lunatic”, a visionary creator, or both? In discussing the musical materials, his compositional process, and ways in which William Blake's writing is used to create an imaginary self-portrait, Allan Bevan’s "Ancient of Days" will invite you to enter Blake’s creative world, perhaps to encounter some of yourself there. Friday, April 12, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Concordia University of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Boulevard NW, Edmonton (South of 112 Ave & 73 Street). Please register for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creative-life-and-its-challenges-with-composer-allan-bevan-tickets-57749984759

Wellness

Compassionate Care Volunteer Program

Nearing the end of life can be lonely and isolating. Supporting a loved one as they near death can be difficult emotionally, physically and socially. The St. Albert/Sturgeon Hospice Association has volunteers who are trained to provide respite for a caregiver who needs some personal time to re-generate. They also are matched with clients for companionship to ease social isolation and improve quality of life. We are dedicated to creating a haven that honours people in their end of life care in the community. For more information email us: [email protected] or call Johanna Buisman 780-908-4038. or Joanne Wilson 780-983-9792.

St. Albert Blood Donor Centre

Canadian Blood Services will be holding  a community blood donor centre at Century Casino, 24 Boudreau Road, Friday, April 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Help save a life by donating blood. New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

St. Albert Trekkers Guided Walk, Pot Luck Supper and AGM

Come out for fun, fitness and friendship with the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club in a 5- or 10-k, guided walk along trails and streets in St. Albert. This walk will precede a Trekker's Pot Luck Supper at 5 p.m. and the Annual General Meeting, immediately following the pot luck. Please bring a dish to share. Saturday, April 13. Registration: 2 p.m., start: 2:30 p.m. Location: 33 Oliver Close, St. Albert AB. T8N 5H7. Directions: From Edmonton, go north on St. Albert Trail, turn right on Bellerose Dr. Right turn on Oakmont Dr. Right on Oak Vista, left on Otter Cres., right on Olivier Close. #33 is on the right. Lots of parking on Otter Cres. just past the Close. Contact: Kathy Parr 780-998-1033; [email protected] For further information: www.walkalberta.ca; https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/

Baha'i Perspectives: Our Beautiful Planet Earth

The choices we all make each day are crucial to healing and honouring the earth. Trees stretch their roots deep into the earth and reach their branches to the sky and like a tree, we have the responsibility to reach deeper and grow to new heights. Preservation of our environment hinges on a commitment from all world minded citizens to make black or green choices every day. How can we make Earth Day every day, and not just one day per year? Please join us on Sunday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 5 Giroux Road – upstairs above Family Herbal Clinic in St. Albert. For more information: www.stalbertbahai.org/rgs or call 780-399-7079.

Trekkers Walk in Spruce Grove

Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for a walk on some residential streets and walking trails. 5- and 10-km available. Rated 1A. This is a very pleasant walk, mostly on the Heritage Grove Trail. Tuesday, April 16. Registration: 6 p.m., start: 6:30 p.m. from the Trans Alta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, T7X 4J5. Directions: from Edmonton, take Hwy. 16 west to Campsite Rd., exit and turn left onto Jennifer Heil Way. Centre is on right. Contact: Sharon Tchir 780-340-5769; [email protected]  For more information on this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/

Learn

Tax Return Help at St. Albert Public Library

Do you need help with preparing your 2018 income tax return? Drop in to the library on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Qualifying individuals (1 person: $35,000 and under; 2 people: $45,000 and under) with a straightforward tax situation can drop-in for FREE help. Bring your photo ID, tax documents and 2017 notice of assessment. This service is provided by community volunteers with St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre (CIVC). First come, first served. For more information, please call CIVC 780-459-6666. Note: Returns cannot include expenses/income from Foreign income; Deceased persons; Farming/ fishing income; Rental/business income; Capital gains/losses; bankruptcy; Interest over $1,000 or Self-employment income. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Curator's Tour: Fix Your Hearts or Die

Join Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art Jessie Ray Short on a tour of her newest exhibition Fix Your Hearts or Die: A New Chapter Acquisition Project to gain insight into this important exhibition, which features the work of Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Sheri Nault, Daniel Cardinal McCartney and Adrian Stimson. Fix your hearts or die is a call to action, wherein the stasis of maintaining the status quo is equivalent to death, either metaphorical or real. Each artist in this exhibition addresses issues of gender, sexuality and the intersections of cultural identity and colonial traumas in their work in unique ways, recognizing a richer space outside of the normative binary. The artists in Fix your hearts or die grapple with these histories and make space to be who and how they are and to project this being into the world, for themselves, for their communities and for future generations. Saturday, April 13 from 2 until 3 p.m. at the 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

Uke it Up at St. Albert Public Library

Want to join others who love playing the ukulele? Every player is welcome to the monthly adult ukulele circle to learn, share and play fun music together. Please bring your own ukulele, tuner, music stand, and a sense of humour! We will meet on Sunday, April 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

New! Fun Acrylic Painting – Cat at SASA

Join Shanti George on Monday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to paint an easy colourful cat face. Members $29; non-members $34. To pre-register, call 780-459-0433 ext. 0. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For people aged 50 and over. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us: [email protected]; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Instant Pot for Everyone!

Did you get an Instant Pot, but still haven’t taken it out of the box? Afraid to make more than soup? Come join the library’s own Nancy Moore on Monday, April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as she shares tips, tricks and surprises about what you can really do with this cooking and food prep tool. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.




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