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Events

Fall Pop Up Sale 
Come check out the St. Albert Seniors Association’s Willows Gift Shop. Our woodworking and knitting volunteers, along with local artisans have all partnered together to create some wonderful handmade items that will be for sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside our building. Buy local and support seniors in your community! Red Willow Place, 7 Tache Street, St. Albert. info@stalbertseniors.ca; www.stalbertseniors.ca 

Fall Book Sale at the Library
The annual fall book sale at St. Albert Public Library continues through Monday, Sept. 16 during all open library hours. You’ll find incredible deals on adult and teen fiction, adult non-fiction, children’s books, paperbacks and hardbacks, DVDs and music CDs, and books on CD. Don’t miss our closing day sale – on Sept. 16, fill a bag of books (we provide the bag) for $20!

Free Lunchtime Entertainment with Nigel and Edna 
Join Nigel and Edna who will entertain you with hits from yesterday and today from 12 noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the lunch area at Red Willow Place. Purchase your lunch after 11 a.m., then stay for an hour of music with old and new friends. St. Albert Seniors Association. For people of all ages, everyone welcome! Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Fall Seniors Expo Workshop Registration: As part of our Fall Seniors Expo happening Wednesday, Oct 2, we will be hosting six workshops throughout the day. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, and the presenters will be as follows:
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: AB Seniors Benefits – topic to be determined 
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Willpower Wills – “The Importance of Having a Power of Attorney, Personal Directive and Will in Place” 
1:30 to 3 p.m.: Jolyn Hall of Edmonton55.com – “Housing Options as We Age: A Discussion” 
1:30 to 3 p.m.: Edmonton Southside PCN – “Staying Committed to Social Connection” 
4 to 5:30 p.m.: Jonna Grad, Executive Director of St. Albert Seniors Association – “Advocating for the Healthcare You and Your Loved Ones Deserve” 
4 to 5:30 p.m.: St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN – “How Walking Changed My Life” 
Registration opens Wednesday, September 18 at the St. Albert Seniors Association at 7 Tache Street. The workshops are FREE to attend but there is limited space available so register early to guarantee your spot. To register for a workshop, please call 780-459-0433 ext. 0. 

Western Canada Fashion Week
Join us at Fashion Week, running September 18 to 22 for four nights and one afternoon of different programming, with runway shows presented by local, Canadian and international designers. We support and develop new talent as well as showcase well known designers. It’s a local/global event with design competitions and student showcases as well as a world class runway event! Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 8 p.m. New Blood, Collections; Thursday, Sept. 19th at 8 p.m. Emerging Designer Competition & Collections; Friday, Sept. 20th at 8 p.m. Collections; Saturday, Sept. 21st at 8 p.m. Collections; Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 2 p.m. (doors at 1 p.m.) Collections and Salon/Student Hair Showcases.  ATB Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave., Edmonton. All shows: $25 in advance, plus applicable fees. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Week passes, good for all shows: $75 in advance, plus applicable fees. Visit www.tixonthesquare.ca

Community Gallery Opening Reception: Cycles and Circles
Celebrate the opening of the Bissell Centre Community Gallery exhibition Cycles and Circles with a free reception and artist talk. 
Join artists connected to the Bissell Centre for remarks and readings from artists and community members. The Bissell Centre is located in the heart of Edmonton’s inner city and provides services to people who are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. We see upwards to 400 clients a day that face various forms of oppression, including intergenerational trauma, racism, poverty and poor health. We have seen many clients lose their lives to the opioid epidemic over the past few years. We hope that the Cycles and Circles publication empowers our community and provides much-needed information on where to seek help. Free admission, no ticket needed. Thursday, Sept 19 from 11 a.m. 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: http://www.youraga.ca

A Suite Serenade: Inaugural Fundraising Gala for the Edmonton Jazz Society
The Inaugural Yardbird Suite Gala, “A Suite Serenade” takes us back to our roots while raising funds to support the 2019/20 season. Roaring ’20s costumes are encouraged at this sparkling evening, featuring outstanding musical performances, live and silent auctions, light fare from popular local eateries and a splash of burlesque. Join some of Edmonton's integral arts ambassadors as the Edmonton Jazz Society celebrates the history of the Yardbird Suite and showcases the fantastic upcoming year of jazz music in Edmonton. Featuring outstanding music from The Stephanie Urquhart Quartet, the Edmonton Jazz Society’s own Littlebirds alumni combo, live and silent auctions, light fare from popular local eateries and a preview of exciting changes rolling out for the 2019/20 season. General admission: $110 plus fees (with $50 tax receipt). Purchase a table for 4: $400 plus fees (with $160 tax receipt). Purchase your tickets at eventbrite.ca Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton. Presented by the Edmonton Jazz Society.

Science for Grown-ups at Endeavour Brewing, presented by St. Albert Public Library
We’re busting out the brews for Science Literacy Week! Join us on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for an evening of science talks at Endeavour Brewing, featuring a presentation on beer science by brew-master Matt Atkins and a tour of the Endeavour brewery. 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. Endeavour Brewing is located at Suite 4A, 215 Carnegie Drive.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
Ladies, get your tickets and dress up for a pleasant morning with girlfriends. Come to enjoy our chef Lucia’s delicious breakfast buffet and guest speaker Patricia Dika, a registered acupuncturist, on “Nourishing Your Life with Acupuncture.” Pre-purchase your tickets by Friday, Sept. 20, for this event on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: Members: $16; Non-Members $19. To pre-register, call 780-459-0433 ext. 0. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For ladies aged 50 and better. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo is a three-day pop-culture convention held in annually in Edmonton, Alberta at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops and meet their favourite stars, including Star Trek’s George Takei, Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis, Marina Sirtis of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston. Meet creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay. There’s a costume contest, celebrity photo ops and autograph sessions. There’s something for every fan at Edmonton Expo. Goes from Sept. 20 to 22. Tickets:
Single day pass starting at $20; 3-day pass starting at $69; Family pass starting at $45; Child pass starting at $10. Visit: www.edmontonexpo.com for all the details and tickets too. Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 - 118 Ave., Edmonton.

Mission Hill Village Harvest Bazaar, Craft & Bake Sale
Featuring meat pies, home baking, wonderful crafts, Christmas gift items, woodworking, a White Elephant Sale and much more! Join us at 78 McKenney Ave., St. Albert on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking and admission.

Oktoberfest – Rotary Club of St. Albert
Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year. The Rotary Club of St. Albert is pleased to offer a window into this amazing celebration in our own community with the Jordan Rody Band (self-proclaimed accordion maniac), traditional German food (Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Brezeln (pretzel), mixed vegetables, salad, and desserts) and beverages provided by our local brewery, Endeavour; 50/50 draw, and Oktoberfest activities! The celebrations will be held at Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert, on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets available at stalbertrotaryclub.com and Eventbrite: $65. Includes one free 15 oz. custom mug, first drink, and dinner. $85 for 33 oz. mug option. Funds raised will go to the causes supported by the Rotary Club of St. Albert, including youth programs, the St. Albert Food Bank, the Rotary Music Festival, and the End Polio Now campaign.

SHAVA 50th Anniversary
The Sturgeon Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Association (SHAVA) is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. A celebration will be held on September 21st and all members and former members are invited to attend.  If you would like more information, please contact Jackie White, 780-458-3377. 

Edmonton Pops Orchestra Gala
The next generation of musicians brings the Edmonton Pops Orchestra onto the scene. The Edmonton Pops is made up of musicians that work, live, and play in Edmonton, and because EPOP regularly arranges and orchestrates the music they play, every element of their music is distinctly fresh and local. Keen on creating an accessible experience, from light classical through jazz to contemporary, a performance by the Edmonton Pops is not one to miss. Join Larissa Pohoreski and Luc Tellier and the Edmonton Pops  Orchestra for a night of pop music under the supreme hospitality of the Hotel Macdonald. Featuring local musicians, brand new arrangements and delicious appetizers – this is how you spend a night out. Join us Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Hotel Macdonald is located at: 10065 100 St NW, Edmonton. Purchase tickets ($47) at: http://www.edmontonpops.ca/gala.html

Paul Kane High School: 1979
Attention all past graduates and undergrads of Paul Kane High School year of 1979. Join us for an informal get-together. Come out and socialize, re-connect and make new memories with your old classmates. Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. New location! St. Albert Legion, 6 Tache St, St. Albert. St. Albert. There will be a $10 cover charge to cover rental of venue. For more information and to confirm your attendance please email Deb (Lazarenko) Brostrom at brostroms@shaw.ca.
 
Lions Champagne Breakfast
The St. Albert Breakfast Lions Club invites interested community members and past club members to a Champagne Breakfast to celebrate our club’s 50 years of service in St Albert. Join us Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Albert Inn, 156 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert. For information or tickets contact: SABL50th@shaw.ca 

Comedy

Red Green – This Could Be It!
The name says it all. Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America. Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. This latest one-man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, special contributions from Harold and a couple of other cast members, talking animals, and a final wish from Red to all of his loyal fans. You won’t want to miss this show. It may not be his last, but why take the chance? Saturday, Sept. 21 – two shows: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Tickets from $70.90 if purchased through the Arden Box Office. If purchased through Ticketmaster, additional fees of $5/ticket plus a handling charge/order will apply. For more info or to purchase, call the Arden box office: 780-459-1542; or go online to: https://stalbert.ca/exp/arden/tickets-box-office/

Enter

Terry Fox Run
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Start: 10 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. Location: Lions Park, 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. Route information: Bicycle-Wheel-Rollerblade, Dog friendly. Route distance: 5 km and 10 km. Terry Fox Run shirts available for purchase – cash and credit card sales. For more information or to register, go online to: http://www.terryfoxrun.org and join us Sunday, Sept. 15, at Lions Park, St. Albert.

St. Albert Co-Ed Competitive Volleyball (18+)
Mondays, starting Sept. 16, 2019. At Vital Grandin School, 39 Sunset Blvd., St. Albert, from 8 to 10 p.m. Fee:  $25/person. Sign-up Monday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome, must be a St. Albert resident. Call Madonna at 780-908-9017 for more information.

Walk for Guide Dogs
According to the Canadian Survey on Disability, 2017, one in five Canadians had disabilities that limited them in their daily activity. This is why Canadians and their four-legged friends are preparing to walk together for the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides.  It is the largest fundraising endeavour of its kind. The monies raised help to raise, train and place Dog Guides with Canadians who have a medical or physical disability. Each walk is organized by local volunteers with support from Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and Pet Valu stores. One hundred per cent of the funds raised by each walker will go directly towards the seven Dog Guide programs:
• Canine Vision Dog Guides, for people who are blind or visually impaired
• Hearing Dog Guides, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
• Service Dog Guides, for people with a physical disability
• Seizure Response Dog Guides, for people who have epilepsy
• Autism Assistance Dog Guides, for children on the autism spectrum
• Diabetic Alert Dog Guides, for people who have diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
• Support Dog Guides, for professional agencies with individuals in traumatic situations
While each Dog Guide costs an average of $25,000, they are provided free of charge to qualifying Canadians. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, corporations, and fundraising activities. One hundred per cent of the funds raised from the walk go directly towards the raising, training and placement of Dog Guides. Dog Guides Canada has already provided specially trained Dog Guides to more than 3,000 men, women and children. More details at: www.dogguides.com/index.html With your help, more people will experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted Dog Guide brings. On Sept. 21, 2019, there will be a walk in Alberta Beach, hosted by the Alberta Beach & District Lions Club. Location: Alberta Beach Beachwave Park, Alberta. To register, or for more details, visit: www.walkfordogguides.com.

Cheryl’s Run for Aplastic Anemia 
Join us for our third annual run in support of The Stollery Children’s Hospital and bringing an awareness of Canadian Blood Services! Challenge yourself to a 10k run, a 5k run/walk all in our beautiful river valley and have the kids complete our FUN obstacle course! There's lunch for all participants from The Purple Perogy. Get your caricature done by local artist Laurel Hawkswell. Meet Dr. PatchUp, Pure Rex. All kids registered receive a free pass to Hide 'n Seek indoor playground! Starts at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, in Laurier Park, Saturday, Sept. 28, Laurier Park, 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton. The top fundraiser for the Stollery wins a trip to hunt the northern lights courtesy of Canadian North Airlines, The Explorer Hotel, and North Star Adventures. Every registrant is entered to win all of our other great prizes like two airfare tickets to Yellowknife from YEG courtesy of Canadian North, a birthday party package from Hide 'n Seek, Toyota gift prize, River Cree Marriot getaway and more! Register and learn more at https://www.cherylsrun.com; https://www.facebook.com/cherylsrun/

Luke’s Legacy Fun Run
Please join us for Luke’s Legacy Fun Run for a fun-filled active morning in support of the Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon Community Hospital. Join us Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lions Park, 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert. Door prizes and entertainment. Luke’s Legacy Fun Run was created as a way to honour our late son Luke Abma who was born at the Sturgeon Community Hospital and spent 80 days in the Stollery NICU. $30/adults; $10/youth before Sept. 1. $35/adults; $15/youth after Sept. 1. To register for the fun run please go to https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/16531/lukes-legacy-fun-run/

Create

Sense of Place – A Culture Days 2019 Collaborative Book Project
Art Gallery of St. Albert wants to know how you define your sense of place. What makes a place meaningful? Where do you feel that you belong? How do we relate to physical space? For many people, their sense of place is tied to a physical location; their home, their city, the land, their country or somewhere further afield. Place can also exist abstractly and on different scales (e.g. your place in a book, in life, the universe, and imaginary places). In considering your sense of place, the Gallery is asking participants to send us small drawings, prints, poems, paintings, photos, or collages. We will be taking all of the works that are sent for this project, and binding them into a series of small hand-made art books, which will be exhibited in the Gallery throughout Alberta Culture Days 2019. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will be able to look through the books, taking in the wide range of places that hold meaning and significance for all participants. Artists of all ages and experience levels are welcome to take part, using any two-dimensional media. However, all of the pieces must be no more than 5”x7”. Participants are welcome to drop off their submissions in person, or mail them to the Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1E5. The gallery will be accepting submissions for this project until September 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. Due to the nature of the project, none of the individual pieces will be returned after the exhibit. Friday, Sept 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert.

Festivals

Kaleido Family Arts Festival
Kaleido Family Arts Festival has hearts bursting for art from 'round the world. Come join us and revel in two and a half days of awesome! Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. The venues are: Avenue Central Stage; The Carrot Community Coffeehouse; Piano Under The Sun; Jazz Alley; Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts; Kaleido Yurt; Takwakin Village; Rhythm Speaks Hip Hop Stage; Paraiso Balcony; In the Hall; Family Fun Zone; The Front Porch Music Series. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it is FREE!  Saturday’s headliner is Moonchild – a combination of three independent, strong-willed spirits – Amber Navran [vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming], Andris Mattson [trumpet, flugelhorn, key-boards, synth bass, guitar, drum programming], and Max Bryk [alto saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming]. The resulting union yields an ever-evolving fusion of alternative R&B and neo-soul. The schedule is posted at http://www.kaleidofest.ca Join us! Saturday, Sept. 14* from noon to 12:30 a.m. *Pancake Breakfast at 10 a.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. Kaleido Family Arts Festival is held on historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave. between 90 and 95 streets). 

VegFest Edmonton
VegFest Edmonton is a unique one-day celebration of all things veg and it is the central hub for the incredible growth of the plant-based movement in the region! VegFest Edmonton will be knocking it out of the park and taking over Edmonton’s downtown baseball stadium, Remax Field. The festival is open to the general public with free admission, ample free parking, and is both bike and transit friendly.
VegFest Edmonton will be showcasing veg-friendly vendors and exhibitors from across Canada for a remarkable and unique experience. Come hungry and discover over 25 food vendors serving up delicious plant-based cuisine from hot food to decadent desserts. Other vendors specialize in apparel, lifestyle, information, services, entertainment and more. Festival attendees will be treated to a high energy, positive, and family friendly atmosphere with all-day music, keynote speakers and entertainment. There is a Veggie-Kids Fun Zone with all-day games and activities for our younger friends and adult activities too including a new VegFest beer gardens and even a speed-dating event! Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, stake out a piece of the green grass and stay all day to enjoy the festivities. Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Edmonton’s Downtown Baseball Stadium - Remax Field.
www.VegFestEdmonton.ca, www.facebook.com/vegfestedmonton/

Music     

A Symphonic Evening with Corb Lund and Ian Tyson
Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Indulge in an evening with Canadian country icons Corb Lund and Ian Tyson as they perform their hits and raw storytelling with your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. For one night only, the duo will share their unique Canadian country experience and show the unvarnished truth of living a country life that invites audiences into their beautiful world. Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com 

Nice Horse
Nice Horse is what happens when four bold, brilliant, and badass women get together to raise a little hell – and play a little music at the same time. This Alberta-based band is out to turn the tables on the country music world and show the guys that they can rock – and party – just as hard. Sure, there are plenty of strong female country artists in Daisy Dukes out there, but try to name another self-contained unit that plays their own instruments and writes songs as potent as the new feminist anthem “Mansplainin’” and the band’s roof-raising single “Pony Up.” They’ve had their share of surprised reactions as well from people unaccustomed to seeing an all-female rockin’ country band, but they manage to take those in stride with their infectious humour. Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School,
1001 Calahoo Rd.,
Spruce Grove. Tickets: $35/adults; $30/students and seniors 65+. To purchase, visit: http://www.horizonstage.com/tickets.htm or call 780-962-8995.

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie is touring constantly, and coming off her critically acclaimed, award-winning 2015 album Power in the Blood, nobody could ever accuse the Academy Award-winning songwriter of taking it easy. Since her groundbreaking debut, 1964’s It’s My Way!, the Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Sainte-Marie has spent her whole life creating, and her artistry, humanitarian efforts, and Indigenous leadership have made her a unique force in the music industry. In 1969, she made one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums; in 1982 she became the only Indigenous person to win an Oscar; she spent five years on Sesame Street where she became the first woman to breastfeed on national television. She’s been blacklisted and silenced. She’s written pop standards sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. She penned “Universal Soldier,” the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century. She is an icon who keeps one foot firmly planted on both sides of the North American border, in the unsurrendered territories that comprise Canada and the USA. Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com 

Cross Border Jazz: Luca Nostro Quintet from Rome and Montreal
Luca Nostro – guitar; Jean Pierre Zanella – saxophone; Pierre Francois – piano; David Watts – bass; Kevin Warren – drums. Luca Nostro is a guitar player and composer from Rome who is very active both in jazz and contemporary classical music. He will be backed by four outstanding musicians from Montreal. Nostro has released several albums as a leader featuring some of the most acclaimed musicians on the contemporary jazz scene, such as Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley, Antonio Sanchez, Mark Turner, Dan Weiss, Tyshawn Sorey, John Escreet and Joe Sanders. His most recent CD of new contemporary jazz is “Are You OK?” which was inspired by the New York music scene and received a four star review from Downbeat magazine. Luca’s compositional approach is that of building lively, flowing musical structures, interwoven with short and punchy themes, bordering on pop. The improvised performance develops from a flow of fresh and simple melodic patterns and rhythmic riffs, elaborately entwined with an exalting interplay between the musicians. Although he will be presenting the jazz side of his musical identity at the Yardbird Suite, Luca Nostro is also highly regarded on the European classical music scene including being the first electric guitarist of the Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble (PMCE) in Rome as well as being a sound designer and composer for movies and videos. Friday, Sept. 20. Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m. The Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton. Presented by the Edmonton Jazz Society. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca

Ghostboy
2019 Western Canadian Music Award nominee for Roots Duo, Ghostboy features Denis Dufresne, a seven-time Canadian Country Music Association winner for fiddler of the year and Aaron Young, one of Canada’s top guitarists, with a strong background in roots/fingerstyle, folk, blues, country, rock and jazz. This Calgary-based band skilfully combines the traditional Roots music you love with a bit of Bluegrass, some Celtic and a dash of rock and pop. Opening the evening will be Emmet Michael, whose music ranges from acoustic folk to alternative rock. Emmet’s inspiration draws from his experiences of adversity. Presented by the Northern Lights Folk Club, Saturday, Sept. 21: doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. at Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca

Lloyd Spiegel 
Multi-award winning Australian artist Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canada delivering a unique solo concert experience. Blending jaw-dropping guitar chops with a commanding voice, powerful song writing, storytelling and comedy, it’s no wonder that he’s described as an “Oz Roots & Blues Icon” by Rolling Stone Australia. Spiegel is a trailblazer in his field and one of his country's most recognized players, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine's list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. Spiegel has toured the globe with frequent visits to Europe, New Zealand, and the United States where he has performed at major festivals, theatres, and iconic juke joints as well as supporting the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and Etta James on tour. He has sat with the founding fathers of modern blues from Brownie McGhee to Luther Allison and more recently, found great success in Japan, performing sold out concerts at Tokyo Disneyland. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School,
1001 Calahoo Rd.,
Spruce Grove. Tickets: $35/adults; $30/students and seniors 65+. To purchase, visit: http://www.horizonstage.com/tickets.htm or call 780-962-8995.

Festival Place 25th Anniversary Musical Revue
The house lights dim, the curtain rises, the orchestra swells from the mysterious pit below the stage. The magic of live theatre weaves its way from the footlights to the vast, majestic ceiling, to the wide-eyed faces of the many, many theatre goers left in bewilderment. There is simply nothing that compares to the live performance experience! For the last 16 years, the Festival Players have captivated audiences over the Christmas season with their renditions of musical favourites. From The King and I to the Sound of Music, Oliver to West Side Story, the portrayal of favourite characters and the songs they’ve inspired create memories destined to last a lifetime. Community Theatre contributes to the social capital of Strathcona County.  Under the tutelage of professional directors, choreographers, and designers our casts, technicians and musicians have learned skills while adding to the richness and quality of daily life. This performance celebrates Festival Players and the extraordinary gift their productions bring to Festival Place audiences. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378, or visit: www.festivalplace.ab.ca/festival/view/buy

Donny Lee Better Believe It Album Tour
Donny Lee, returning from Nashville with a brand new album under his belt, comes back to the Shell Theater this time with his popular band from Nashville and songs that inspired him to be the artist he is today … along with some fun crowd requests, you just never know! Sure to be a lively show you don't want to miss! Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Dow Centennial Centre, Shell Theatre, 8700 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan. Ticket details at: https://ww2.ticketpro.ca/shell2019.php

Literary

Drop-in Writers’ Circle at the Library
Join Writer in Residence Mary Pinkoski on Monday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Drop-in Writers’ Circle – a space for you to work on your own writing. Mary will provide a writing prompt at the start of the session for those who are looking for inspiration. Writers of all experience levels and genres are welcome. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Tuesday Afternoon Drop-in Book Club 
Tuesday afternoon drop-in book club meets the third Tuesday of the month. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. featuring Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. New members are always welcome. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Film

Dancing on Eggshells – The Making of Ancestors & Elders
The documentary explores the creation of Shumka’s 2018/19 work Ancestors & Elders, a historic union of Cree and Ukrainian culture featuring Shumka and the Running Thunder Dancers and Drummers. Following Shumka choreographer Joseph Hoffman and indigenous theatre artist Barry Bilinsky, the film examines the unlikely pair’s creative process as they navigate the difficulties of uniting their respective stories, while dancing around 150 years of cultural baggage. The film offers a glimpse into the artistic process of creating a work that is reflective and respectful of both Cree and Ukrainian culture, all while honouring the traditions of our ancestors with an eye to the path ahead.
The presentation features a full performance of Ancestors & Elders, a dance production telling the story of the first Ukrainian settlers in Alberta and their relationship with the Indigenous people of Treaty 6 territory they encountered. The work features Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and the renowned Running Thunder Cree Dancers and Drummers, both based in Edmonton. Dancing on Eggshells is directed by Edmonton filmmakers Leslie Sereda and Steven Glassman. Showing at Metro Cinema in the Garneau Theatre, 8712 – 109 St., Edmonton, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.metrocinema.org.

Theatre

Wild Women Dueling Divas
Wild Women salutes the incredible achievements women have made in the past 100 years both musically and socially. Using music from the Andrews Sisters to Dolly Parton to Cher to Kesha, Burlesque Dueling Divas is a fun, feminist romp.  Audiences can toe tap and cheer their way through this live pop cabaret that will leave them inspired. From 5 star sold-out runs and the Edmonton Fringe to sold-out shows in Red Deer and Calgary, Burlesque Dueling Divas is sure to please and promises a night of fun and glamorous entertainment that leaves audiences wanting to come back again and again. Enjoy a thrilling evening with friends that you won’t soon forget! This spirited show is for adults only, as there will be adult language, adult content, and partial nudity. Performances by: Violette Coquette; Scarlett Von Bomb. Runs Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 + GST – online only from: https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/wild-women/

The Color Purple
An unforgettable story of hope and the healing power of love. This Tony and Grammy Award winning musical is an epic tale spanning 40 years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman struggling against poverty, abuse, and prejudice in the American South of the 1930s. Shoctor Theatre in the Citadel Theatre complex, 9828 – 101A Ave. Runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 13. For tickets and details, visit: www.citadeltheatre.com or phone 780-425-1820.

Exhibits

Re:consider
A curated group exhibition about crafting a sustainable future. We are all in this together. The actions we take as makers and consumers have a major impact on future generations. Many artists are achieving and exploring sustainability in holistic and thoughtful ways while working toward a greater good. The most effective and enduring forms of sustainability incorporate environmental, social and economic measures. The Alberta Craft Council’s exhibition Re:consider contemplates ways we can craft a sustainable future. With sustainability as the cornerstone of so many craft practices, there is ample ground to explore. Craft has long traditions of being counter to mass-consumption and mass-produced goods. Mirroring the reciprocity of ecological systems, we all play a role in achieving sustainability. The featured artists are both creating a demand for sustainability and responding to an existing demand. Re:consider is sure to spark new ideas, conversations and even initiatives. Participating artists: Trudie Allen, Melissa Jo Belcourt, Richard Boulet, Linda Chow, Firebrand Glass (Julia Reimer & Tyler Rock), Evelyn Grant, Crys Harse, Doug Haslam, Eveline Kolijn, Loyal Loot (Doha Chebib Lindskoog & Anna Thomas), Irene Rasetti, John Smith-Jones, Ruby Sweetman, Cathy Terepocki, and Sam Uhlick. Runs from Sept. 14 to Dec. 24, 2019. Artist reception: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton. 780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT  Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and statutory holidays. Free customer parking at back of building. Website: www.albertacraft.ab.ca

William Kentridge: Procession
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada as part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series. The AGA features a major solo exhibition of the work of South African artist William Kentridge. Internationally renowned for his prints, drawings, and animated films, Kentridge has received numerous awards and major recognitions around the world. Born in Johannesburg during the time of apartheid, his work explores the politics of power and resistance in expressive and poetic form. The main feature of the exhibition will be More Sweetly Play the Dance, a multi-sensory environment in which viewers are surrounded by depictions of people projected at human scale. This procession, a seemingly endless parade of people from various walks of life, will be presented in a 100-foot-long frieze of moving image and sound. Runs until September 15. 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

Design for Good: Master of Design Graduate Show 2019
A selection of work highlighting the research of students graduating with a Master of Design degree in Visual Communication Design (VCD) and Industrial Design (ID): Daniel Hanks (ID), Elnaz Aliasl Mamaghani (ID), Azadeh Mokhberi (VCD), Reyhaneh Alizadeh Rabiei (ID), Erin Jessamyn Van Horn (ID). Runs until Sept. 20, 2019. FAB Gallery is located in 1-1 Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta main campus (8807 112 St. NW). Admission is free. New gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday noon to 5 p.m. (and by appointment for group visits); Saturday: 2 to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays.

Shifting Uncertainties: The Land We Live On
Overflowing riverbanks, flooding coastal towns and neighborhoods torn apart by violent storms are the subject of a series of free floating, large-scale drawings on plastic that comprise The Land We Live On. The work questions whether humans have the capacity to overcome denial and hubris on the threshold of an era when tornadoes, floods, droughts and other climate-related phenomena regularly affect whole communities and populations. Will we meet the challenges posed by climate change that already exist and avoid the catastrophe that looms just over the horizon? Runs until Sept. 20, 2019. FAB Gallery is located in 1-1 Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta main campus (8807 112 St. NW). Admission is free. New gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday noon to 5 p.m. (and by appointment for group visits); Saturday: 2 to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and statutory holidays.

Holding Rocks: Cage Series
Rocks represent the earth, the place. Everyone has picked up a pebble on the beach, the river’s edge or a mountaintop, even as a child you brought them home in your pockets. They are linked to a memory, like the function of a tattoo, a telling quilt, a trigger for a moment, an experience, an understanding. These pebbles are those universal stones, chosen, carried and honoured. The stone is treated as a gem, setting it in metal to point out its preciousness, and the preciousness of that moment of choice, of experience, of memory.  Artist’s statement: “The work speaks to human attempts to control and possess nature, while focusing on the pebble, the natural, precious, elevating it, and magnifying its importance. I have collected river pebbles and rocks around Alberta and the Bow Valley. The stones are encased in metal drawings, they are then surrounded with structures of welded steel, by using a fusion welder to spot-weld stainless steel wire around the stone. It is about drawing, as if with pen and ink, firm decisions in time and space, where the welds are done, how the wire is curved against the stone, how the stone is encased, tensioning and cradling the pebble. The piece is then immersed in a mixture of sulphuric acid and copper salts (a nice 1870’s recipe) and DC electric current run through it to grow (literally grow) copper on the stainless-steel skeleton, grown electroformed copper followed by 24K gold. The copper grows like coral under the sea, a hint of random, nature on the metal. The contrast of grid and natural growth patterns is what gives these pieces life. I ‘farm’ them (frequently changing the electrode relationship between piece and anode to choose directions and thickness of metal growth). The rocks are grown in place, set as the metal spreads and thickens on them. These works utilize the grid and a tension, a ‘frisson’ between nature and structure. This grid also represents culture, the rules we choose and construct. The poignancy of humans laying structure upon the universe, of our need to create and seek pattern intrigues me. These objects are not wearable, they are things of beauty to fondle, touch, to contemplate, to wonder at. Their scale is intimate; handheld, to hold.” – Charles Lewton-Brain. The artist learned and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States. His work is concerned with nature, structure and drawing. His jewellery and research into compositional systems for metal working has been published internationally. He invented and disseminated foldforming, a system of working sheet metal new to the field. He received Canada’s highest honour for Craft, The Saidye Bronfman Governor General's Award. Charles also co-founded the Ganoksin Project with Dr. Hanuman Aspler in 1996, now the world’s largest educational website for jewellers. Exhibit continues until Sept. 21 at Alberta Craft Council, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton. 780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT  Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and statutory holidays. Free customer parking at back of building. Website: www.albertacraft.ab.ca

Kablusiak: akunnirun kuupak
akunnirun kuupak stems from a trip back to Inuvik, part of Kablusiak’s ancestral territory, in the summer of 2018 as part of the TD North/South Exchange residency program. The residency trip marks the first time Kablusiak returned to the area as an adult. During the residency period, Kablusiak had the chance to remount their performative ghost series, which they have been working with over the past several years. The ghost serves as a foil for understanding their identity as an urban Inuk who is part of the growing Inuit diaspora. In bringing the ghost performance to Inuvik after a long absence and presenting the culmination of this work in Edmonton, Kablusiak reconnects to an important part of their being while simultaneously creating a presence for Inuit wherever they may be. Runs until October 6, 2019. 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

Ada: Lindsay McIntyre
Lindsay McIntyre is a Canadian film artist of Inuk/settler Scottish descent. McIntyre’s process-based works, mainly in analogue film, explore themes of portraiture, place, and personal histories. This award-winning artist maintains strong links to Canada’s North and her Indigenous roots. McIntyre holds an MFA in Film Production from Concordia in Montreal and a BFA with Distinction from the
University of Alberta. Ada will screen on a loop in the Exhibitions Vault on the main floor of the Gallery. Opening Reception and Artwalk: Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Culture Days hours: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit continues to Oct. 12; Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alta.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Vikings: Beyond the Legend explores the cultural influence, achievements and inventions of the legendary Viking Age. More than 650 artifacts from the 9th to 10th centuries will be on display. Among the artifacts is a reconstruction of the 37-metre Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found, featuring 1,000-year-old wooden planks and metal supports showing the ship’s original lines. Other diverse objects include jewelry, swords, coins and tools. The exhibition is enhanced by interactive experiences, striking multimedia and augmented reality. Exhibition highlights: A replica of the ship Joanna, built with Viking Age technique and materials; A dramatic ghost ship made out of iron rivets; A replica of the Jelling Rune Stone, often called Denmark’s birth certificate; Unique artifacts like Thor’s hammer, Ulfberht swords and the Hevring Flak rudder; Elaborate jewelry and coins; Hands-on activities with traditional clothing, the rune alphabet and Viking games; Interactive components include an opportunity to pick up a replica of a Viking Age sword; An augmented reality rowing experience for visitors to test their rowing skills on a Viking ship. Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103A Ave., Edmonton. The exhibition continues until Oct. 20, 2019. Tickets will be available on the museum’s website: royalalbertamuseum.ca

Lisa Lipton: Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me
Lisa Lipton’s exhibition in the RBC New Works Gallery features a project that is part of the artist’s exploration into 1970s science fiction. Written in homage to Cordwainer Bird’s Canadian-produced science fiction series The Starlost from 1973, Lipton’s new project, Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me, follows three characters as they journey through space in an attempt to save remaining descendants of human civilization aboard The Ship Ultimo. Using production methods and equipment from the era, the work also explores the theatrics of science fiction, including prophetic warnings, utopian aspirations and strange voyages, while replacing the traditional male lead that dominated the sci-fi genre with a female heroine. This exhibition is simultaneously an immersive sound and light installation, as well as a film set where the artist’s latest sci-fi episode will unfold. Lisa Lipton is a visual artist, musician and director who received her B.F.A. from NSCAD University and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor. Her practice has spanned various directorial and curatorial roles, focusing on ideas surrounding collaboration and social interaction in film, installation, performance, theatre and music. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and her nominations include both the short and longlist for the Canadian Sobey Art Award prize. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lisa Lipton is currently based in Calgary, Alberta, where she is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the Alberta College of Art + Design (AUArts). The exhibition continues until Oct. 20, 2019. 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

Processor: Digital and Analogue Retranslations
Processor explores translations and negotiations between analogue and digital. Melding these two realms in various and novel ways, the artists in this exhibition use these translations and retranslations as metaphors for various things, from Indigenous sovereignty to living with mental health issues to reworking histories and addressing stereotypes to ethics and the current refugee crisis. The digital has quickly become our language of choice, which can simultaneously belie or clarify intention. These artists’ retranslations are not one-to-one and their original message can just as likely become clearer as it can become distorted.
Artists: Jackson 2bears, Laura Anzola, Elisabeth Belliveau, Daniel Evans, Brad Necyk, Skawennati, Caitlin Thompson, Matthew Waddell and Craig Fahner. The exhibition continues until Oct. 20, 2019. 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

Boundary/Time/Surface: Sydney Lancaster
Interdisciplinary artist Sydney Lancaster utilizes a multi-pronged approach to artistic practice. Her interconnected works focus viewer experience on contemplation, process and immersion. Lancaster explores the human understanding of natural processes and different scales of time, and the physical space embodied within them.  Boundary/Time/Surface is derived from documentation of the shoreline at Green Point NL and works the artist created there as part of a residency at Gros Morne National Park in 2014. The central pivot of the exhibition is a large-scale, multi-panel projection-mapped video installation. This video work documents the creation and ultimate destruction of a 150 metre-long sculpture built along the internationally recognized scientific boundary separating the Cambrian and Ordovician periods in geologic history. The ephemeral piece was hand-constructed by the artist from natural materials gathered along the shoreline of the park. The human tendency to analyze, rationalize, justify and categorize existence equips humankind with various tools and methods to (attempt to) understand our physical environment. Geological and paleontological data, research samples from the area, as well as the diverse artworks by the artist question territory and permanence, providing further insight into the natural and human history of this area. Dr. John Waldron, Structural Geologist at the University of Alberta and Adjunct at Dalhousie University, provided scientific input and practical support for the realization of this work. Lancaster will be presenting a free artist talk with Waldron on September 14, 2019. Exhibit runs until Nov. 2: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alta.

Meeting

St. Albert & District Garden Club 
Bring a plant, get a plant!  We will also be having a fruit and vegetable tasting so bring any tomato, apple, carrot or cherry that you grew this summer so we can savour your summer splendour! We meet Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the lunchroom at Sir George Simpson School, 50 Grosvenor Blvd. Admission: $2/members; $3/non-members. Coffee, goodies and door prizes are included. Everyone is welcome and new attendees are encouraged to join. We have interesting meetings and social gatherings. See you there!

The Parkland Jays (Spruce Grove) a Chapter of the Good Sam RV Club
Will have a meeting and social on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkland Village Community Centre. New members welcome. For more info, call Cliff House at 780-668-3465.

Seniors United Now (SUN) St. Albert Chapter 
The Voice of Seniors in Alberta. The St. Albert chapter of Seniors United Now is having their regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. Topic:  Utilities: How to reduce costs and understand heat and power choices. Speaker: Irene Struk, Consumer Advocate, Alberta Government. All are welcome. Please join us at Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street, St. Albert. For meeting information contact: Linda Osborne 780-920-3058. TOLL Free 1-855-786-8669. Email: unitenow@telus.net  Website: www.seniorsunitednow.com

Wellness

Seniorizing
Daily activities and a hot meal for all who are lonely, feeling sad, stressed, or anxious, need some stimulating company and fun things to do. Join us at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre on Riel Drive Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This pilot project is FREE for the first six weeks. Call 587-921-1534 or check out the website at www.seniorizingsociety.org

Outloud 
Outloud LGBTQ Youth Group meets on Tuesday Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Collective, 43 St Thomas St., St. Albert. We have a great night planned with an art project, a baby food challenge, and some good discussion. As always there will be pizza and drinks for everyone. The group is for 13- to 24-year-olds but please contact us if you are outside that age or have any questions. Our goal is to connect queer folks to each other and to the community. We have room for you and your friends so give us a try. Donations are accepted but not mandatory. See you there! 780-990-6518; outloud@outloudstalbert.ca

 “The Doula Approach for Days Filled with Life” – A Free Information Session 
Presented by Beverley Shiels, Founder and CEO of Courageous Goodbyes®. Beverley is a Doula for seniors here in St. Albert, trained and certified in Elder Support and End of Life. Join her to learn more about this emerging profession in our community and around the globe. Beverley will also share her perspective on how a Doula can bridge the gaps, be a lifeline and help pro-actively prepare for what is being called the “silver tsunami”. Takes place Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. No charge to attend. To pre-register, call 780-459-0433 ext. 0. St. Albert Seniors Association. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact us: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Fighting Normal at the Library
Who gets to decide what is or isn’t normal? Writer in Residence Mary Pinkoski hosts Edmonton poet Amy Willans and Edmonton poet and visual artist Laurie MacFayden on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for readings and a panel discussion around their multi-media installation “Fighting Normal,” which explores the stigma that confronts anyone who does not present as “normal.” For teens and adults. 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.

Explore the Healing Practice of Mindfulness
A Slow Down Day retreat with Sandy Prather. Runs 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. Cost: $40. Call 780-459-5511 or see http://www.starofthenorth.ca. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert. 

Twilight Recovery Evening Retreats
Retreats for those who are in a 12-step program, loves a person who is, or is interested in learning about addictions and recovery. Thursday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Facilitator: Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI. Freewill offering. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave., St. Albert. Call 780-459-5511 or visit our website: http://www.starofthenorth.ca
 
Your Third Ear at the Library
On Friday, Sept. 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., come find out about hearing and how it works … or doesn’t work. Find out about the emotional impact of hearing loss and some communication tips, assistive devices, and available community resources that can help. Feel free to bring your communication partner! Presented by Cindy Gordon, Program Director for The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Edmonton Branch. Please bring your audiogram if you have one. 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.

Get More from Your Doctor’s Visit at the Library
Have you ever forgotten some important information after a doctor’s visit? Or feel like the appointment did not meet your needs? On Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m., learn some tips to make the most of your time with your doctor and some services that can support and empower you and your loved ones to manage a difficult health journey. Presented by Kirstin Veugelers, a Personal Patient Navigator with Navigate Your Health. 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.

Journey to Healthy Eating: Go Beyond Lentils and Beans
Session #1: Interested in healthy eating but don’t know where to start? The newly revised Health Canada Food Guide points the way and we have another series of whole food, plant based cooking classes to help you on your own journey to healthy eating. Go beyond lentils and beans! Learn how to make two kinds of burger replacements. These are amazingly delicious by themselves, or use in your spaghetti sauce, chili, shepherd’s pie or tacos. This class is complete with a healthy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Pre-registration is required to ensure we will have an adequate amount of food samples. To encourage healthy eating, it is my pleasure to offer these classes for free, however, donations are graciously accepted to cover the cost of foods and preparation. Offered in partnership with Red Willow Community Church. To register or for more information contact Yvonne at 780-801-0872 or email yourj2h@gmail.com  Check out Journey to Healthy Eating at https://journeytohealthyeating.ca Join us Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Avenue, St. Albert.

Seniors Hub at the St. Albert Seniors Association
Join the community of adults aged 50 and more at The St. Albert Seniors Association, the hub for everything senior. The centre hosts numerous classes, workshops and activities for your mind, body and spirit such as fitness, yoga, dance, art, hobbies, writing, music and information sessions. Special events include breakfast buffets, lunchtime entertainment, themed dinner and dances, tournaments and fundraisers. We have seniors support services programs such as Wheels to Meals, Meals on Wheels and Volunteer Transportation, as well as an Association Bus, One on One Support, Seniors Expos and Frozen Meals for pick-up. There is a first aid room on location, which is used by a massage therapist and a foot doctor who offer their services at nominal fees. Dave sharpens your knives and tools every Thursday afternoon. Our café serves fresh in-house meals Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the many volunteers who generously gave more than 25,000 hours of their time in 2018. You can even sell your handcrafted items on consignment at Willows Gift Shop. Come spend the day with friends and make new ones along the way. Call or drop in for more information – 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: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Learn

Art Nook: Sense of Place – Collaborative Book Project
Contribute to our collaborative book project and create pages that define your sense of place. The Gallery is asking participants of all ages and experience levels to send us small drawings, prints, poems, paintings, photos, or collages. We will be taking all of the works that are sent for this project and binding them into a series of small hand-made art books, which will be exhibited in the Gallery throughout Alberta Culture Days 2019. Why not create yours in the Gallery’s Art Nook? Using a variety of two-dimensional media, create a 5”x7” piece to contribute to the project. All materials provided. Cost: by donation. Runs until Sept. 28 during gallery hours. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. Phone 780-460-4310. Hours: Tues. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, donations welcome. Website: artgalleryofstalbert.ca

Getting Married in Alberta 
Love is in the air and St. Albert is a prime location for people wanting to get married!  On Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Marriage Commissioner Mary Zakordonski will go over the details involved in getting your marriage license, and the requirements for the ceremony, followed by a Q&A with other commissioners and an overview of what resources the library has to offer. 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.

Google Drive – Access Your Files Anywhere: Presented by the Library
Join us Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and find out how to create, organize, sync, and share your files using Google Drive in this hands on class. Bring your device if you have one. 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.

Artistic Afternoons
Are you newly retired, work from home, have the day off or are a stay at home parent? Join us for an Artistic Afternoon! Each month we present a different art sampler class – perfect for those wondering which art medium is perfect for them! This creative program for adults includes a guided tour of the current exhibition, professional instruction and artist- grade materials. This creative class is for everyone from beginner to advanced, ages 18+. Next class: Layered Drawings – Taking inspiration from the current exhibition, experiment with a variety of drawing materials and surfaces to create a layered series of mixed media drawings. All materials included. Cost: $22 per class ($20 for Arts & Heritage members). Advance registration required – visit us online at  artgalleryofstalbert.ca  Takes place Thursday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gallery Studio, Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB. For more info, phone 780-459-1163 or email registration@artsandheritage.ca

Kids

Games Club at the Library
You won’t find any video games here. You’ll find the old games, the great games, the BEST games! Join us on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. and learn a new game, or play one you’ve loved for years. Grades 1-6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Nerf Wars: The Foam Strikes Back 
Come down to the library on Friday, Sept. 13 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. for after-hours fun. Bring one Nerf weapon, ammunition, eye protection and prepare for an hour of action! (Due to popularity, please only sign up for one of these monthly Nerf Wars programs.) Grades 4-7. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Mermaid Storytime for Science Literacy Week at the Library
Join us Wednesday, Sept. 18 for two separate Mermaid Storytime programs: for children up to 5 years from 3 to 3:45 p.m., and for children in grades 1 to 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. Join us to learn about the earth’s oceans from an expert on the subject, Mermaid Diamond of In Your Element Marine Education! Enjoy stories, songs and activities as you learn about ocean ecosystems, animals and conservation. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Minecraft Forever at the Library
Join us Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. for a great game of Minecraft. What can you create in one hour? Bring your best ideas. Due to the popularity of this program, children can be signed up for only one of these monthly Minecraft program dates. Grades 1-6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Artventures
Artventures is a program that complements Gallery exhibitions and enriches participants' understanding of the art on display. Children are invited to register for a fun and creative art activity where they will learn new skills and techniques while learning essential art fundamentals. Adults may choose to stay with their children and join in the fun. Bring an old shirt! Next class: Artist Mapping – Taking inspiration from the Boundary/Time/Surface exhibit (which features a large scale, multi panel video installation documenting the creation and destruction of a 150-metre-long sculpture built along the scientific boundary separating the Cambrian and Ordovician periods in geologic history) participants will create a series of wide-format, imaginative drawings that capture and map a timeline of their lives. Registered art program for children ages 6 to 12. Cost: $10 per class ($9 for Arts & Heritage members). All materials included. Advance registration required – visit us online at artgalleryofstalbert.ca  Takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Gallery Studio, Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB. For more info, phone 780-459-1163 or email registration@artsandheritage.ca

TIGNA: Traditional Indigenous Games of North America 
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to learn unique traditional Indigenous games that have been played in North America for hundreds of years. These games are about observation, intuition and learning to take risks in a fun, interactive way. Make your own game sets to take home and play with your family and friends. Grades 1-6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Youth

Teen Tuesdays at the Library
Join us after school for Teen Tuesdays on September 17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. – a special hangout just for teens! Have a snack, meet some friends, play games and get crafty! In September, we will be collaging notebooks and creating bullet journals. Ages 11 to 17. 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.

Create a Miniature at the Library
Join us Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and add life to your D&D character with your own painted miniature! Use the craft supplies to create game pieces and more. You can either bring your own miniature, or for $2 we will provide you with one. Ages 11 to 17. 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.

Families    

Registered Preschool Storytimes at St. Albert Public Library
Registration is now on for preschool programs – programs run for six weeks. Sessions include a variety of stories in combination with finger plays, songs, poetry and/or puppetry. Children must be the stated age for the program by September 27. 
Babies and Tiny Tots:
Butterflies – babies up to 12 months; runs Wednesday, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Bunnies – babies up to 12 months; runs Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 24 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Bumblebees – toddlers 13 to 23 months; runs Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Ladybugs – toddlers 13 to 23 months; runs Wednesday, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 from 10 to 10:30 a..m.
Two-year-olds:
Chipmunks (Family option) – Mondays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 28 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Ducklings (Family option) – Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Three- to six-year-olds: 
Squirrels – Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22 from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Bears – Wednesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Register online at www.sapl.ca or visit or call the Children’s Information Desk at the Library at 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Baby Rhyme Time at St. Albert Retirement Residence with the St. Albert Public Library
A storytime program for our youngest readers! On Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., join us at St. Albert Retirement Residence to read, cuddle, sing, and play, with your baby at a lapsit program specially designed for babies 0-12 months. It’s a great way to build connections with your baby and other caregivers, and give your baby a head start in developing a lifelong love of reading. We will have circle time followed by time to play and socialize with the other families and the residents of the retirement residence. No registration required. This program is held at St. Albert Retirement Residence, 125 Everitt Drive.

Pop-up Storytime at St. Albert Community Village presented by St. Albert Public Library
Experience the power of play! On Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, join us at St. Albert Community Village for stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Explore with your child and build literacy skills – fun for the whole family. No registration required, just drop by! St. Albert Community Village is located at #30, 50 Bellerose Drive.

Tours for Tots: Scratch Boats
Be a boat designer! Using mixed paper & clever paper folds, create a boat to launch in the City Hall fountain. Ideate, problem-solve and prototype until your design passes muster. Drop-in Wednesday mornings for gallery adventures, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each week has a new theme and activity related to current exhibitions and aimed at building early childhood learning skills in literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/programs-events/family-activities/#sthash.bxF8QnuU.dpuf  Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. 

Creative Toddler and Me
Discover endless possibilities with your toddler at Art Gallery of St. Albert. Explore the current exhibition and create something special during Creative Toddler & Me studio time for toddlers and their families. Please note that the Creative Toddler & Me program is designed for children ages three to five years accompanied by an adult. Next class: Design a Dinosaur: Together with your toddler, draw, stamp, cut and paste to design your very own dinosaur. All materials included. Cost: $5 per class ($4.50 for Arts & Heritage members). Advance registration required – visit us online at artgalleryofstalbert.ca  Takes place Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Gallery Studio, Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB. For more info, phone 780-459-1163 or email registration@artsandheritage.ca

Preschool Picasso
Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut and paste? Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children ages three to five years. These fabulously fun classes foster self-expression, art appreciation and skill development. Art-making activities designed to help your child learn basic art fundamentals. P.S. Hey kids, remember to bring an adult to Preschool Picasso! Next class: Art Time-Capsule – Together with your child create a collection of small works to tuck inside their very own time capsule. Decorate your time capsule and take it home for safekeeping. Open it again one week, month, or year from now to discover how
your child has grown! Cost: $10 ($9 for Arts and Heritage members). Advance registration required – visit us online at artgalleryofstalbert.ca  Takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Gallery Studio, Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB. For more info, phone 780-459-1163 or email registration@artsandheritage.ca