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Events

Sports in St. Albert
• St. Albert Rugby Football Club: The men’s first division competes in the Alberta Cup and the second and third division teams play in the Edmonton Rugby Union. SARFC is also represented in the Alberta Women's Premier league and the women's division one team scrums down in the ERU and SARFC.  Visit http://www.edmontonrugby.com/ or http://www.stalbertrugby.com for the fixtures.
• Tigers Baseball Association: Legion Memorial Park is home base for the senior AAA St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League. Visit www.stalberttigers.com, http://www.baseballalberta.com or http://www.stalbertbaseball.com for the league schedules. 
• Impact Soccer: The St. Albert men's and women's Impact teams and the men's St. Albert Rangers kick the ball in the Edmonton District Soccer Association. 
Visit http://www.edsa.org/ for the fixtures.
• St. Albert Minor Baseball Association: The St. Albert Senior (30-plus) Cardinals in the Alberta West Central Baseball League, St. Albert Senior AA Cardinals in the North Central Alberta Baseball League and the St. Albert Junior AAA Cardinals are up to bat at Legion Memorial Park. Schedules are listed at www.ncabl.ab.ca for the senior AA Cardinals, www.awcba.org for the senior Cardinals, www.baseballalberta.com for the junior AAA Cardinals or www.stalbertbaseball.com for all three teams.
• Lacrosse: The junior A, senior B and senior C St. Albert Miners play their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League home games at Go Auto Arena at Servus Credit Union Place. Visit www.rockymountainlax.com for the schedules. The junior B Tier I and Tier II St. Albert Crude teams and the junior female Drillers also run the floor at Akinsdale Arena in the RMLL.
• Triathlon: The St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club hosts its annual sprint triathlon Aug. 12 at Fountain Park Recreation Centre. Visit starrt.wildapricot.org for information.
• Fastball St. Albert: St. Albert Angels teams from U10 to U18 compete in the Girls Prairie League. 

Date Night at the U of A Botanic Gardens
Date Night happens at the Garden every Thursday evening, June through August. It’s a chance to enjoy the Garden on a summer evening, and, if you wish, to take part in one of the fun activities we’ve lined up. All ages are welcome to the Garden, though we design Date Night activities with adults in mind. 
• Do I need to have a date? Not at all! You can come with your pals, your family, your great-auntie, your brother or anyone you like. Or, if you prefer the company of a good book and pretty place to read in solitude, you can do that, too. Date Nights at the Garden are popular. If you want to take part in any of the activities, we recommend that you register in advance to assure your spot. If you don’t want to participate in the Date Night activities, and just want to stroll around the lovely evening Garden, you can just pay admission at the Gate when you arrive. (And no, we won’t find a date for you …)
• What about food and beverages?
You can bring your own picnic to enjoy at the Garden (no alcohol, please). Or, the outdoor Patio Café offers sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee and other light fare. You can purchase craft beer, wine and snacks at the Garden Bar, which is usually set up near Date Night activities.
• When does everything happen? Every Date Night is different, so activity times vary – check the listings. On Date Night Thursdays, you can get admission to the Garden until 8:30 pm, and we stay open until dusk, between 9:30 and 10.
• How much does it cost? Regular admission applies at the Gate. Some Date Night activities are extra, depending on what is planned for the night. Food and beverages are extra.
• What happens if it rains? The Garden will remain open rain or shine. Depending on what we’ve planned for the evening, we’ll move what we can under shelter or adjust the activity schedule.  
For more information, visit: https://botanicgarden.ualberta.ca/bg-events/  email: uabg.info@ualberta.ca ; or call 780-492-3267. The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, 5 km north of Devon on Highway. 60, 51227 AB-60, Parkland County, Alberta.  T7Y 1C5. 

St. Albert Farmers’ Market
More than 30 years of … Fresh! Local! Fun! The St. Albert Farmers Market is among the largest in Alberta. This year it’s a bigger and better market than ever before. The market features 270 vendors, special event days, and a variety of top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade. Check out fresh produce, homemade baking, arts and crafts, family entertainment, pickles and preserves, woodworking, farm fresh chicken, ethnic food, pottery, honey, B.C. fruits, fresh fish, pork and beef, jewelry, stained glass and much, much more. The market is open every Saturday until Oct. 12 and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No smoking, vaping, and no live animals are permitted, except for service animals.

MUGSHOTS
Each year the Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA) holds a fundraiser to raise much needed funds to support programming and exhibitions. Raise a cup to our newly renovated barrier-free building and join us for MUGSHOTS! This month-long sale and clay extravaganza runs from June 6 to 29 and features hands-on programs, professional demonstrations, creativity and silly puns, all with the goal of raising funds and sharing our passion for art with the entire community. Artists have generously donated a variety of mugs and cups to our cause. Patrons and supporters purchase these delightful drinking receptacles for $40 each. A selection of community created mugs are also available. Watch our social media to learn more about the artists and their mugs. 
Create-your-own: We have concocted a variety of creative programs. Get your hands dirty and make-your-own-mug.  All programs hosted at the Gallery from June 6 to 29, 2019. 
Rogues’ Gallery Mug Painting Night
Thursday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $55 per person. Be a rogue and rebel against the status quo of paint nights – join the Gallery to paint a mug. Mugs and glazes will be provided, just bring your own creativity and mastermind brilliance for inspiration.
Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. For more information about the events and programs that will be running throughout MUGSHOTS, please visit our website, artgalleryofstalbert.ca 

Edmonton WILDRun 2019
Our 20th annual event! Run, walk or gallop to support wildlife in Northern Alberta. 5K and 2K distances. Kids register for free! We're moving this year to Queen Mary Park Community League so that we can expand the Edmonton Wildlife Festival, which starts right after the run. Both the Edmonton WILDRun and the Edmonton Wildlife Festival will be fun for the whole family! Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.! The Edmonton WILDRun is a fun-run whereby registrants have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of wildlife by raising pledges and participating in the 5k or 2k run/walk. Stick around after the Edmonton WILDRun and enjoy the Edmonton Wildlife Festival, including a Father's Day barbecue (dads eat free!).  Queen Mary Park Community League, 10844 117 Street NW, Edmonton. Register at: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22532/edmonton-wildrun-2019 

Join Little Cats Lost 'Love it! Live it! Move it!'
A fun-filled day including: all levels of exercise classes (ever tried kitty yoga?), kitty cuddles, door prizes, a silent auction and kittens to adopt. No early registration required. Admission by donation:  a can of soft cat food to feed our rescued kittens and cats and a non-perishable human food item for the Alberta Food Banks to assist the fire evacuees. This community family event will be held Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Sturgeon Heights School, 50 Hogan Road, St. Albert.

Ride – Dine – Ride: Barbecue in Support of STARS Air Ambulance
Come out and join other motorcycle enthusiasts, enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs and a beverage and support a great charity, STARS®! Join us at Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo, 15 Inglewood Drive in St. Albert, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. With a $20 donation to STARS, your food and drink is free. With a lesser donation, food/drink is $5. Hosted by the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter AB-B Edmonton in association with Riverside Honda & Ski-Doo.

Kaleo Pub Night Fundraiser
Join us at Connor’s Pub for a night of fun and fundraising! We will have a 50/50 draw, door prize and a silent auction that has three luxury trips to bid on (a trip to Mexico, one to Maui and one for a trip to B.C. with a helicopter tour). There will be live music from the band U.B.U. and a ticket purchase gives you 15% off your food – there will be drink specials too. This fundraiser supports the work of Kaleo, a registered charity that brings hope, love, and connection to vulnerable families in the Greater St. Albert area by supporting and strengthing women. We do this through the development and implementation of "Connected Communities" support programs. Please join us Saturday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Connor’s Irish Pub & Grill, 386 St Albert Trail, St. Albert. Tickets: $10, available at eventbrite.ca.

George Pegg Botanic Garden 7th Annual Art in the Garden  
This colourful afternoon features an array of many local artists, beautiful music, a Youth Art showcase, tours of the Garden, and a Make-Your-Own art project. This year the talented Magic Lamp Singers are sharing the “stage” with the Joe Saumer Big Band – we are so excited to have them all. Bring a friend, buy some art, and enjoy the day!  This is an all weather event – new this year we have a big tent in case of rain! The Pegg Garden is 50 minutes west of St. Albert, just 2.5 km north of Glenevis off Hwy. 43. For more info call the Garden at 780-203-0331, visit http://www.PeggGarden.org, or see us on Facebook. Admission is by donation. Sunday, June 16, noon to 5 p.m. There are wheelchair accessible washrooms and grassed paths throughout the site. 

Beagle Paws Annual Walkathon
Bring your pooch (beagle and otherwise) to Beagle Paws’ annual walk-a-thon! Enjoy a barbecue (by donation), silent auction, doggie games and contests, goodie bags and a prize to the walker who raises the most money through pledges. All money raised helps us pay for the care of the beagles in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. All dogs are welcome.  Join us Sunday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kingswood Park in St. Albert: 395 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. All dogs are welcome. Contact mailto:may@beaglepaws.com for a pledge sheet or go to https://www.facebook.com/Beagle-Paws-Edmonton-280054418689728/.

The Food Trucks are Coming … with Beer Garden!
The region’s best food trucks return to St. Albert’s historic Grain Elevators with a beer garden! Grab your family/friends, a blanket or lawn chair and celebrate Father’s Day with a scrumptious variety of food, cold beer and live musical performances featuring local artists.
Activities include traditional games, face-painting, glitter tattoos and tours of the historic grain elevators happening throughout the afternoon; Art Gallery of St. Albert and St. Albert Public Library Community Outreach Van will also be in attendance doing child-friendly programs. Riverlots sites 23 & 24 join the celebrations this year where local artisan vendors will have items for sale. Admission to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park is by donation; your generosity goes towards the preservation of the community’s history to enjoy now and for the future. Full list of the participating food trucks: Afterbite Mobile Kitchen, Dedo's Food truck, Drift Eatery, Explore India Food Truck, Incredible Edibles Catering, Jack's Burger Shack, JP Eats Firehouse Kitchen and Grill, Lemon Grass Grill, Meat Street Pies, Orbit Food Truck, Smachno Ukrainian House, Rapscallions, Cookie Love Machine, Davinci Gelato Originale , Lui-Chi’s Coffee and Go Nuts 4 Donuts. Please bring a non-perishable food item and help us fill a Ron Hodgson Chev Truck for the St. Albert Food Bank. Sunday, June 16 from noon to 4 p.m. St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, 4A Meadowview Drive, St. Albert. 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s at SASA
Ladies, get your tickets and dress up for a pleasant morning with girl-friends. Come to enjoy Lucia’s delicious breakfast buffet and learn about the art of yoga from one of our own instructors, Indigo. Pre-purchase your tickets by Friday June 21 for this event on Tuesday, June 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. 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

National Indigenous Peoples Day at the St. Albert Public Library
National Indigenous Peoples day is Friday, June 21, and we invite you to drop by the library throughout the day to take part in a variety of self-led activities for all ages that celebrate Indigenous people and culture. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

National Indigenous Peoples' Day at Your AGA
Free admission to the galleries for all visitors on this day. On June 21, for National Aboriginal Day, the AGA will be offering FREE admission all day long and special programming. Take in exhibitions featuring the work of First Nations and Métis artists, including Cul-de-Sac and Fix your hearts or die. Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. For gallery hours, telephone: 780-422-6223 or go online to: www.youraga.ca

Urashima Taro: Theatre Production at SASA
This one-hour production is part of the Thousand Faces Festival. Urashima Taro is an honorable, hard-working man in a tiny fishing village in Feudal Japan. One day, he comes across a group of kids messing around with a turtle. Urashima promptly saves the turtle without second thought. Later, fishing at sea, he is met by a talking turtle who tells him of a vast underwater kingdom and whisks him away on a journey to begin his new life. This one-hour multicultural ensemble piece includes fluid, South Asian influenced dance by Choreographer Naren Ganesan. Urashima Taro will take place Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at the St. Albert Seniors Association. Admission by donation. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. For people of all ages. 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

Barbecue on the Deck Social at SASA
Ladies and gentlemen, buy your tickets for an early evening on the back deck, barbecued bacon cheeseburgers, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert! Pre-purchase your tickets ($12 per person) by Friday June 21st for this event on Wednesday, June 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. 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 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

Enter

The Mosquers Film Festival: Short Films
The Mosquers Film Festival, North America’s premiere film festival for Muslim content, is now welcoming short film submissions. The Mosquers aims to educate, entertain, and build bridges by showcasing the diverse Muslim experience to its audience. The Mosquers gathers short film submissions from around the world and shortlists them for our annual event. Last fall, we celebrated 10 years of Mosquers in Edmonton, and welcomed over 1000 guests to the Winspear Centre. The panel of qualified judges select the winning films. This year, $6000 worth of awards is being offered. There is $2000 allocated for best picture, and $1000 each for best cinematography, people’s choice, best performance by an actor or actress, and best Alberta film. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2019. For more information, including the submission guidelines, please visit us at http://www.themosquers.com/submit

Festivals

2019 Summer Solstice Music Festival
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 12th Summer Solstice Music Festival, which begins with the second annual Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players . Our Main Concerts begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and feature the Canadian piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada, French-Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin [Thu., June 20], and [Fri., June 21] clarinetist James Campbell, violinist Mark Fewer, and many other Canadian artists. Visit: http://edmontonchambermusic.org/solstice_2019.php  and on our Facebook page in June for dates and locations of free chamber music events and outreach performances at CBC’s Centre Stage, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, and other venues. The festival continues to June 21, 2019 at a variety of venues in Edmonton.

Improvaganza
Edmonton’s international improv and sketch comedy festival! The fest will take place at the Citadel Theatre in the heart of downtown Edmonton at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 Ave. Continues to June 22. For all the details, visit: www.rapidfiretheatre.com/festival/improvaganza/

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival
Porkapalooza is a world-class BBQ competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). The competition features over $15,000 in prize money. The festival is free to attend and includes activities for families and food lovers, including competition area tours, a barbecue experience tent, cooking demonstrations, an automobile show and shine and a Kids’ Zone. Come down and enjoy some delicious barbecue and beverages available for purchase!The festival is organized by the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society, a non-profit organization, with support from their sponsors. Runs June 15 and 16 at Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 - 118 Ave., Edmonton. https://porkapalooza.ca/

Pride St. Albert Festival
Our fifth year celebrating LGBTQ folks from all around the St. Albert area. Join in the festivities starting June 16th with Mayor Heron raising the Pride flag at City Hall. That afternoon we have a chalk art and coming out stories at St. Albert Place as well. 
• June 17th there is a Poetry Open Mike at Good Earth Coffeehouse. 
• June 18th we talk about the beginning of the Pride movement and how it has changed with speakers who have lived this experience. 
• June 19th we have Drag Show performances with snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and raffles. 
• June 20th is an Indigenous night where the 2 spirit life will be highlighted. 
• June  21st is the first St. Albert Pride Prom for all youth 10 and over to celebrate in a safe and non-judgmental place with a few hundred other queer supporting youth. 
The family friendly Pride St. Albert Festival will wrap up the week on Saturday June 22nd with live bands, Drag Queens and Kings, vendors selling Pride items, pizza, ice cream, a 70-ft. long bouncy castle, resources, supports, and so much more. All these events are free to the public and can be seen in more detail at www.outloudstalbert.ca/calendar/ or contact us at  outloud@outloudstalbert.ca  Come as you are and celebrate with us in your best Pride wear or buy some at the event. Showing your support of the Queer community is so helpful in getting LGBTQ people to understand who they are, and how much support is available here.

Freewill Shakespeare Festival
The Free Will Players bring Shakespeare’s heart-stopping romances, chilling tragedies and side-splitting comedies to Hawrelak Park. Enjoy great summer nights, shelter from storms under the amphitheatre tent, and the magic of the Bard! This year we’re proud to present Two Gentlemen of Verona (even dates and matinees) and The Winter’s Tale (odd dates). Performances run rain or shine every evening at 8 p.m. except Mondays. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday begin at 2 p.m. Unless otherwise indicated gates open at approximately 7 p.m. for evening shows and 1 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday matinees. Mother Nature has already reserved her seat for our spectacular outdoor performances. Two words of caution: mosquito repellent! Runs June 18 to July 14. All ages are welcome. All performances are in Hawrelak Park at the Heritage Amphitheatre. Details at: http://www.freewillshakespeare.com

Music     

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff & Rimsky-Korsakov
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Prior; featuring Sara Davis Buechner, piano. Three powerful works which have dazzled and thrilled audiences since their premieres. Rachmaninoff’s final work for piano and orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s most passionate ballet score, and a Rimsky-Korsakov orchestral showcase – led with equal passion by Alex Prior. Program: RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade; RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake (excerpts). Please join us for Symphony Prelude at 7 p.m. on the Upper Circle (Third Level) lobby with D.T. Baker. Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com

Edmonton Vocal Minority presents All About Broadway
Edmonton Vocal Minority celebrates Queer Pride and pays tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the uprising at New York’s Stonewall Inn with music from current and past Broadway shows that speak to the Queer identity. Some of the music featured will be “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl; “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shepherd; Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing”; “My Shot” from Hamilton; “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman; music from Kinky Boots and Dear Evan Hanson; as well as Lady Gaga’s award winning hit, “Shallow” from A Star is Born. Also featured will be EVM soloists reprising acts from the choir’s March cabaret. Darrin Hagen will host the concert with his unique blend of humour and wit, Daniel Belland, EVM’s accompanist, will head up the band, and Paula Roberts will be conducting. Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m., Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave., Edmonton. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca

Ireland’s Women Warriors
Featuring Knock O’Hogan School of Irish Dance and special guests. Ireland is invaded by strangers and the Legendary Women Warriors must band together to rid Ireland of these strangers. A story told by dance and music. Presented by Rince Parents’ Association. Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com 

The Music of Harry Potter
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Bernhardt. Hop on the Hogwarts Express for a musical adventure beyond your imagination. Relive the magical movie scores of all eight films with your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and conductor Bob Bernhardt. Fly through the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and hear the mesmerizing scores from The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows. Show off your magic and dress up in your favourite Harry Potter character. Presented by Athabasca University. Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com

MAC DADDY: The Fleetwood Mac Experience
Every song evokes a memory. Every lyric takes you back. MAC DADDY – The Fleetwood Mac Experience celebrates the music of Fleetwood Mac with integrity and passion. This is a Fleetwood Mac Live experience that pays homage to the classic lineup of the band, with respect for its artistry and influence on popular music and culture. You will hear all the songs you know so well, as well as some classic tracks Fleetwood Mac has never played live. MAC DADDY performs Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits from the '70s and '80s, and even touches on their early years as a British blues band. Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Tickets: $33. 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/

Literary

Tuesday Afternoon Drop-in Book Club at the Library 
Tuesday afternoon drop-in book club meets the third Tuesday of the month. This month, we are featuring Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. New members are always welcome. Tuesday, June 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Theatre

A Likely Story
By Stewart Lemoine. Temporarily stranded in a pleasant alpine location, five would-be travellers find themselves increasingly fascinated by one another. Worries and preoccupations go by the wayside as these new friends joyously explode and reimagine their expected trajectories with trademark Teatro pith and brio. The vivacious and intrepid quintet of adventurers includes Rachel Bowron, Mathew Hulshof, Jenny McKillop, Vincent Forcier, and Jeff Haslam. Runs from June 6 to 22 at the Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., Edmonton. Tickets: https://www.teatroq.com/buy-tickets

Exhibits

Cultivate | Instigate
Cultivate | Instigate is about the influential creatives at the forefront of post-secondary craft education in Alberta. The artists in this exhibition balance the dual roles of educator and professional practicing artist. Acting as torchbearers, they are bridging Alberta’s rich craft legacy with contemporary craft culture. They do so through the exceptional work they create, along with their passionate (and often resilient) commitment to imparting their knowledge, skills and dedication to emerging craft artists. Hailing from Alberta University of the Arts, Red Deer College, and Portage College, the faculty members in this exhibition are representing the excellent post-secondary craft educational opportunities around the province. Participants include faculty from the ceramics, fibre, glass, and jewellery + metals programs at Alberta University of the Arts formerly known as Alberta College of Art + Design. Since 1926 AUArts has been a major contributor to Canada’s visual culture, with graduates gaining significant national and international reputations as artists, designers and creative leaders. Runs from May 11 to Aug. 31 with an Artist Reception on Saturday, June 15 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

Abandon: Pierre Bataillard and Ruth-Anne French
Veteran artist Pierre Bataillard and seasoned ceramicist Ruth-Anne French join creative forces for a stunning exhibition that explores the form and aesthetic potential of objects. Their shared philosophy of intuitive and highly observant art making brings together a combination of inspirations, ideas and above all, curiosity.  
Bataillard creates mixed-media drawings that push the boundaries of still life into abstraction. Based on keen observation and delineation, they capture the key information of his subject, distilling them down into stirring and active compositions. These highly animated representations truly transform the ordinary into extraordinary. French produces captivating architectural sculptures, forms and vessels from clay. Her works defy genre, manifesting as an uncanny fusion of familiar shapes, assembled through an instinctual cut and paste process, honed by the artist. French describes her studio process as “spontaneous”. Using what she has at hand, her practice always seeks collusion with the unexpected. 
Both artists use their intellect in partnership with an automatic art-making method, trusting in their subconscious and abandoning planned outcomes. This open approach is the essence of their creative process and creates unexpected, exciting and vibrant results. Continues until June 29. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alta.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition 
The Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths, by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, opening at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. The MythBusters were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true MythBusting encounter. Guests of TELUS World of Science will learn about myths, the MythBusters and what experimenting is all about, by participating in a series of exciting, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. Experiments cover topics such as flight, friction, gravity, speed and combustion. The exhibition showcases: 
• Blueprint Room – Based on the real-life operations room of the MythBusters’ iconic set, this room acts as an introduction to MythBusting and is filled with gadgets, props, video and, of course, blueprints used by the hosts to explore myths on the show. 
• Workshop – This is the place where guests turn into investigators and use real science to test myths. Guest discover if they can pull a table cloth off a fully laden table, if toast really does always land buttered-side down, and so much more! Exhibit on now at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton. For more information and tickets, visit twose.ca.

Chairionette Series: Kim Ohman
Kim Ohman is an emerging artist from St. Albert, AB. Ohman’s Chairionette Series, looks at the possibilities of inanimate objects having souls, personalities and lives of their own. Her subject, the ubiquitous chair, is an object with a long history in art. Ohman’s characteristic chairs are ambiguous and intriguing (self) portraits that allude to human form. They simultaneously suggest presence while referencing absence. Chairionette Series features painted, mixed-media canvasses, as well as Ohman’s studio model: a life-sized chair/ marionette. This uncanny sculpture is animated with Arduino boards, motors, and motion sensors. Exhibited overhead the new Gallery staircase this interactive piece reacts to the presence of visitors and further refers to the human characteristics of these everyday and well utilized objects, whilst emitting concepts of control and manipulation. Showing until June 15, 2019. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. Phone 780-460-4310. Website: artgalleryofstalbert.ca

Fix your hearts or die: A New Chapter Acquisition Project
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. It is a call to viewers to engage with difficult or challenging topics and the complex intersections that are present for Indigenous artists. Cheryl L’Hirondelle uses a prospector tent, projection, and sound to create a space where alternate cognitions and a self-determining existence as a self-described half-breed woman exhibits and transmits unconventional, seer-like illuminations. Daniel Cardinal McCartney lays bare the disruption of his family due to the damaging effects of residential school, and connects this history to his gender identity and ongoing discrimination. In an act of great care, Sheri Nault adorns natural materials with beads, human hair, and bondage rope to connect themselves as a queer Indigenous person to the natural world. Adrian Stimson dissects and re-imagines a violent engraving from the 1500s by Theodore De Bry as a series of paintings wherein smiling nude Indigenous men hold puppies while observed by Spanish conquistadors, rather than being torn apart by dogs, as in the original work. The title Fix your hearts or die stems from the 2017 continuation of the cult television series Twin Peaks. In it, FBI Agent Gordon Cole (played by David Lynch) confronts fellow agents when they make transphobic comments out of earshot about Agent Denise Bryson, a trans woman (played by David Duchovny). The transphobic agents assume Agent Cole’s complicity in their comments, and are shocked when he instead admonishes them loudly to “fix your hearts or die.” Although the casting of Duchovny as a trans woman is problematic, the message is clear: silence in the face of discrimination is stasis, the death of existence on a spectrum. The call is even more urgent for marginalized persons where death is not simply a metaphor. Many Indigenous men, women, queer, and trans people have paid with their lives for their existence. 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. Runs until August 18, 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

Cul-de-Sac
A cul-de-sac is a road with one way out, or a dead end. The direct translation as “bottom of the sack” is a more nuanced cul-de-sac: the remnant shards, fractured from the shale in the sack, impart an opportunity. The particles at the bottom might be ground into another surface or combust into something completely new. Human effects on the land, including rampant urban development and carbon emissions, lack the tooth of change, relegating any sense of abatement into a corner. Perhaps a cul-de-sac dead end of its own making, questions arise about how value is measured, what relationship price has with making future, and – future for whom? The exhibition is a play between two cul-de-sacs: one as a dead end, the other revealing possibility. The works of Christoph Gielen and Isabelle Hayeur question our assumptions about growth, mounting a disconnect between urban habitat and our responsibility to the natural environment. What can be gleaned from the work of Douglas Cardinal is a way forward, a planning process based on Indigenous values of living in harmony with the environment and connected to a deeper universe. What future is created when design is obliged to consider seven generations forward? What opens up with models of matriarchal understanding? And, how might market-based and sustainable design practices learn from the tenants of natural law? Runs until August 18, 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

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

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

Lecture

Backwards In Time
Documentary filmmaker, Dylan Reade, will be At the Musée Héritage Museum to share his ongoing research for a 3D film on the history of settlement in the Edmonton District – Reconstructing Precolonial Settlement in the Edmonton District. The conventional "founding narratives" of the Edmonton and St. Albert river lot settlements are obstacles, blocking the path to a clearer understanding of the much earlier roots of permanent settlement in the west. Against a rich backdrop of high-resolution maps, graphics and archival images, Dylan Reade explores the flaws in our foundational myths of the late 19th and early 20th century. Backwards in Time is a visual depiction of research which maps out a strategy for moving through and beyond those obstacles to broadly reconstruct the earliest communities of the Edmonton District. Join us Saturday, June 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Telephone: 780-459-1528. Website: www.museeheritage.ca

Meeting

Edmonton Photographic Historical Society 
The Edmonton Photographic Historical Society is a camera/photography club open to the public. There is no charge to join and no cost to belong. We exist to promote the historical aspects of photography, the art and science of the processes, the equipment that was used and the photographers that made the images. If you are interested in any of these aspects, then this group is for you. This month, we meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Please join us on Wednesday, June 19 for a photo shoot outing. LOCATION: meet at the Kinsmen Sports Centre parking lot, 9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2V3. (Please note: Traffic on Walterdale Hill is one-way northbound). THEME: New Walterdale Bridge and area. The Walterdale Bridge served Edmonton for a century before reaching the end of its service life. A new bridge replaced the old bridge, spanning the North Saskatchewan River to connect the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Park Road and Walterdale Hill on the river's south side to the River Valley Road/Rossdale Road/105 Street intersection on the north side. Construction on the new $155 million replacement project began in 2013. The new bridge features three northbound traffic lanes and enhanced pedestrian and cyclist crossings. Roadway and trail links north and south of the river will also be enhanced. This signature bridge will be the first of its kind in Edmonton, with two 56 m tall arches spanning the river just east of the current bridge. The new bridge arches will be supported by thrust blocks on both riverbanks, eliminating permanent in-river piers. Note: this will be the final event of the season. Please join us again in September.

Wellness

Compassionate Care Volunteer Program
Are you dealing with a life limiting disease or do you know of someone who is? Are you feeling isolated and lonely at home when coping with the life changes or are you experiencing caregiver burnout? Nearing the end of life can be difficult emotionally, physically and socially for everyone involved. St. Albert/Sturgeon Hospice Association has a group of trained volunteers who would love to come to your home and provide the needed companionship and/or support for those who are lonely or need a break. For more information, call Chris Guest 780-318-1386 or Janet Gillard 780-887-3940 or email us at cvp@sasha-cares.com

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; Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m. Contact us: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

NEW Employing Intuition for Understanding and Decision-Making Class at SASA
Let instructor Brad Shultz tell you all about how intuition is a vast resource we all can draw upon for practical guidance in our lives. The question is do we know how to tap into and use this "inner eye"? If we knew how to access this knowledge and knew its language, it would be like a road map to a lost traveller in a strange land. It is a matter of learning to listen or feel correctly. Nothing can teach you this faster than actually experiencing the intuition being triggered in controlled circumstances. This workshop provides you with the opportunity for your intuition to ‘sound off’ through several specific techniques, giving you fresh insight to help you resolve your questions, issues or dilemmas in all areas of your life. Two-hour class Monday, June 17 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Members $17; Non-Members $22. 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: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Trekkers Walk River Valley Trails
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club, walking mostly paved trails through the river valley. 5- and 10-km available. This is the sixth of 12 events in the River and Ravine series. Join us Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Registration: 6:30 p.m.;  start: 7 p.m. Location: Kinsmen Sport Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton. T5J 2R7. Directions: from 109 St. take Walterdale Hill down to the river valley and turn left into Kinsmen parking pot. Watch for signs. Contact: Lorna Allen 780-458-2799; lcba49@gmail.com  For more information on this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/

Nordic Walking Demo and Practice
Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking uses more of the body’s muscles including those of the upper body and core. It can improve stability, balance, and posture. Stress is taken off the hips and knees. Come out and give it a try! Poles are available to use, but space is limited. Meet at the covered picnic shelter. Wednesday, June 19 from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., Lions Park, St. Albert. This free workshop is presented by the St. Albert Trekkers.

Come to the Quiet: Summer Silent Directed Retreat
Find rest and renewal in a peaceful and healing environment. This retreat is an opportunity to come aside; away from the usual noise and busyness of daily life. The invitation to enter into stillness, refresh your spirit, and renew your relationship with our loving God awaits you on this summer retreat. Prayer, daily reflection, individual direction sessions, Eucharist, healthy meals, walking trails, and rest are all elements of this retreat. Please register by June 21. Runs from 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8 to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Investment: $510 (includes meals, room, and spiritual direction). Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave., St. Albert. To register, call 780-459-5511. Visit our website: www.starofthenorth.ca 

Learn

Dance, Learn, Play, Create – Shumka Summer Dance Camps 
Shumka Summer Dance Camp is an internationally attended program offering day and overnight camps to suit every taste, age and ability. The program strives to inspire campers with the art of Ukrainian dance and culture, all while making friends, having fun and developing their dance abilities.  New this year, Shumka is pleased to offer Bannock & Borscht Day Camp, inspired by their production, Ancestors & Elders. Campers will experience a blend of First Nations and Ukrainian cultural folklore activities including making bannock and borscht, beading, costuming, storytelling and more. Registration is now open for the 2019 Shumka Summer Dance Camps, in July and August. Camps take place at the Shumka Dance Centre, 10515 111 Street, and Camp Oselia on Wabamun Lake, Range Rd. 53, Hwy. 16; Alberta. For more information, a full schedule and to register, please visit shumka.com.

Free Information Session by St. Albert Tool Library at SASA
Have you heard of the St. Albert Tool Library? Sign up for this free information session to find out more. Perhaps there are fabulous yard projects you’ve been seeing on Facebook and Pinterest which you would like to build or you’d like to get a few things cleaned up and looking better in your yard. Use your local non-profit tool library to save money by not buying new tools or renting expensive tools for every DIY project you make. Bridget Reschke, the volunteer executive director for the tool library will tell you all about it. Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. 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: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

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: Abstracting the Landscape  Unleash your curiosity and abandon your fear of drawing and painting as we take inspiration from the current exhibit. You will learn skills and techniques for abstracting the landscape. All materials included. Cost: $22 per class ($20 for Arts & Heritage members). Advance registration required – visit us online at  artgalleryofstalbert.ca  Takes place Thursday, June 20, 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

Families    

Who wants to be an Engineer?  Father's Day Weekend at the Alberta Railway Museum
We’re celebrating Father's Day weekend with a chance for Dad to realize every little boy’s dream and be the train engineer. The museum will be operating and exhibiting our streamlined diesel locomotives from the 1950s. And one Dad, each hour, will have the chance to be a train engineer. Enter Dad for a chance at a ride in the locomotive cab of CN 9000, the queen of the diesels. Dad can hang out with the engineer and fireman, while enjoying the best view from the train! Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the day. Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alberta Railway Museum, 24215 - 34 St. NW Edmonton. Admission: $10/adults; $8/students and seniors; $5/children ages 3-12; kids 2 and under free. Train rides $5. Information: 780-472-6229 or www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com  Alberta Railway Museum: Experience the railway, experience the wonder.

BMO All Day Sunday: Illustrating Stories
View the animation and illustration work of William Kentridge before settling down to create your own series of sketches, cel animation and a short stop-motion film. Work with paint, charcoal and more to add and subtract elements as you develop your story. Sunday, June 16 from 12 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

Summer Day Camp
Are you looking for a day camp where your kids will participate in a safe and structured environment while exploring the Goodness of God in a Crazy World?  The St. Albert Salvation Army Soul Sportz is just what you're looking for! Our day camps are for kids between the ages of 5 and 11, and run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each week of camp includes: bible lessons, crafts, games, activities, snacks, field trips and much more. Field trips and activities differ from week to week, so no two weeks are exactly the same. You can sign up for one week, or sign up for them all! Come have fun with us this summer for only $100 per week! For more information or to register, please contact the St. Albert Salvation Army at 780-458-1937 or email sa.soulsportz@gmail.com  

Magpie Nest at St. Albert Public Library
Join us on Monday, June 17 between 1:30 and 3 p.m. for this friendly, supportive environment for parents and caregivers of Indigenous children with Maureen Callihoo Ligtvoet. It’s never too late to join and learn about and share culturally appropriate support. On June 17 we will celebrate our friendship with tea and bannock and a walk around the river with a stop at the healing garden (weather dependent). Register online at www.sapl.ca or visit or call the Children’s Information Desk at the library at 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.

Senior and Tot Storytime: Celebrate Summer at St. Albert Retirement Residence
Presented by St. Albert Public Library. Celebrate summer with the seniors at St. Albert Retirement Residence on Tuesday, June 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. We'll decorate planters, plant seeds, and have a storytime for children of all ages. Meet the residents and make some new friends while you are here! This program is held at St. Albert Retirement Residence, 125 Everitt Drive.

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: Watercolour magic Together with your toddler, explore the fun of automatic drawing techniques geared to young children, highlighted with accents in watercolours. 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, June 19 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

Tours for Tots: Mural Madness

March alongside William Kentridge’s multi-faceted masterpiece Procession before working together with your friends on a collaborative mural. 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, June 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. 

Makerspace at St. Albert Public Library
Make the most of Makerspace, a space to share ideas, make and experiment. Whether it’s robots, papercrafts, coding, art, music … this space is for everyone. In May, Makerspace will be open Saturday, June 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Makerspace is drop-in and is for all ages. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.