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Events

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.

Saturday Beer Garden at the Legion
Stop and relax after shopping at the farmers market! Visit with friends and enjoy a beverage. You can order from Kelley’s Deli & Bakery if you would like a sit-down meal with a cold beer!  Kelley’s has a full menu – including the best cinnamon buns on the planet, as well as homemade soups and steak sandwiches too. The beer garden is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located in the back of the Legion off of St. Anne Promenade as part of the St. Albert Farmers Market. Legion Branch #271 has been part of the St. Albert community for more than 60 years.

Darwell & District Ag Society Summer Fair
Our 76th year! Begin your day with a pancake breakfast. Everybody loves a parade – it starts at 9:15 a.m. and the Pet Adventure Super Dogs start at 10:30 a.m. There’s a bench show, parade, the draft horse pull, and much more! The Quad Wars begin at noon – competitors race through the new giant track mud bog pit. Young cowboys and cowgirls ride mini ponies in bareback and saddle bronc in the Mini Bronc Bustin’ – begins at 1 p.m. The kids will love the spray tattoos and crafts, the inflatable slide and bouncy house. Check out the laser tag too! Too much to list here: Visit www.darwellag.com for all the details. Events run Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Darwell Ag Grounds, Hwy. 765, Darwell, Alta.

Rural Roots Farmer Showcase at the George Pegg Garden
It’s a first – and a family event not to be missed! The popular Alberta Open Farm Days is celebrated province-wide that weekend and this Showcase will feature local area farms and artisan food producers proudly offering their goods at a vendor market. But this is not your ordinary farmers market. It’s a unique opportunity for food lovers to find growers and producers who share their passion for quality.  The wide and wonderful variety of fine local area products for sale includes: beef, pork, chicken, turkey products, rabbit, and fresh eggs, as well as organic garden produce and naturally grown vegetables, fruits, canned goods and other delicacies. You’ll find fresh sourdough bread along with fresh baked pizzas and other baked goods from the outdoor cobb oven.  Take home fresh flowers, unique condiments, locally roasted coffee and more. There will be tours of the historic George Pegg Garden, with its pioneer artifacts and buildings, and there will be kids’ events, animals onsite and other family fun. The Farmer Showcase runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Come and enjoy the day, rain or shine. Free admission. George Pegg Botanic Garden, 56015 Range Road 43, in Lac Ste Anne County. 2.5 km north of Glenevis, Alberta, off Highway 43 and is 50 minutes northwest of Edmonton. From Edmonton, travel west on Highway 16. Exit north onto Highway 43. Turn north at the Glenevis junction and follow the signs.

PANDAS Awareness Barbecue
Join us for hot dogs and drinks, and learn more about PANDAS, which is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders suddenly appear following a strep infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever. This free event runs from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 at Save-On North, 740 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert. Donations towards PANDAS research are welcome.

Fall Class Registration on Now at SASA
Sign up for art, general interest, fitness and yoga classes, workshops and information sessions! Call or drop in to the centre during our regular hours to ensure you get your spot! St. Albert Seniors Association. For people aged 50 and better, with guests of all ages. 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

SASA’s Fall 2019 Program Guide Now Available
Registration is now open for our fall classes! Check out our Fall 2019 Program Guide for classes, information sessions, excursions, 50th Anniversary activities, fundraising events, etc. Feel free to drop in to the centre anytime to pick up your free copy; or check it out online: http://stalbertseniors.ca, then phone, or drop by to register. 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

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. at Endeavour Brewing, Suite 4A, 215 Carnegie Dr, 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.
 
Free Lunchtime Entertainment with Egon at SASA
Join Egon, who will entertain you with song, guitar and mouth organ music from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 in the lunch area at Red Willow Place. Purchase your lunch after 11:00 a.m., then stay for an hour of music with old and new friends! St. Albert Seniors Association. For people aged 50 and better, with guests of all ages. 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

Historic Riverside Walking Tour
Navigate St. Albert’s past on foot and discover what makes our city unique. 1.5 hour guided walking tours of St. Albert’s riverside, downtown, River Lots and Mission Hill run throughout the summer. Riverside Tour: Thursday, Aug. 22. Meet at the Little White School at 6:30 p.m.
 
St. Albert Seniors Association Presents: Golden Age of Hollywood Dinner & Dance
Join us in celebrating 50 years of serving seniors in the St. Albert and surrounding community at our kickoff dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event will wrap up around 9 p.m. The evening will include a wonderful dinner menu, cupcake tower, photo booth, 50/50 draw, door prizes and live music. Bar drinks available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to dress in gold, black, or old Hollywood glam. Tickets on sale until Aug. 23 for $25 each. Limited number of tickets available. Purchase your tickets by calling 780-459-0433 ext. 0 or stop by the front desk at 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

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.
• 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. 

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

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
STEP UP alongside hundreds of Edmontonians, so women and families can take steps to walk away from domestic violence. This year, we are celebrating 10 years of Walk a Mile in Edmonton, with over $1 million raised during that time. Take a step in the right direction: join us and be part of the anniversary celebration. Participants raise money through pledges prior to the event. Any donations made by September 1 will be matched up to 50% through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink. We provide the shoes. And yes, we have your size! *Footnote: Pumps are optional! All participants will receive a complimentary lunch. YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® takes place on September 11 at the Federal Building Plaza – 99 Ave. & 108 St. (NEW!) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This pledge-based event has no registration fee. Only participants who have fundraised prior to the event are eligible to walk.
Website: www.walkamileedmonton.org
 
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.

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.

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/

Festivals

Where the Wild Things Fringe: Edmonton International Fringe Festival
Tickets now on sale! The Edmonton Fringe Festival takes place in Old Strathcona for a vibrant 11 days and features live theatre performances, outdoor buskers, artisans, food vendors and much more. Catch an indoor show or cheer on an outdoor performer. Grab a green onion cake or chill out in one of the beer tents. Meet up with friends, or make some new ones. Visit: https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca  for a complete listing. Show info online includes content warnings, duration.
Baba Yaga: When Vasilisa is sent to gather a light from the fearsome witch (and property owner) Baba Yaga, she finds herself face to face with all her fears: the dark, tasks that come in threes, and a magical Witch's house where everything is alive - and has opinions. 
Trummp the Musical: Follow Suzy and her brother Max as they dive into a summer internship of a life time in President Trummp's Whitehouse. Featuring a tremendous Canadian cast, show stopping musical numbers, and a thousand laughs. Believe me, you're not going to want to miss this.
The Last Saskatchewan Pirate: Based on The Arrogant Worms' song of the same name, we follow Jack and Judy Beck, siblings who are forced to turn to piracy after losing their farm due to government tax hikes. Their biggest obstacle? Mountie Bob. Will the pirates stay strong and free, or will the mounties succeed?
Well Behaved Women: From the writer and winner of "Outstanding New Work" at the 2019 Stagestruck festival, comes a brand-new comedy. HIStory with a twist. Where do women fit, and when is enough enough? Come fall in love with real badass women who are taking back the narrative and saying "Time's up."
It's A Dog's Life: Oakley is hosting her own Birthday Party with all of her friends and favorite songs! Join Oakley as she shares her inner thoughts and delight in the wonderful music about our furry loved ones. A must see for all dog lovers!
Who Goes There? Meeting in a hospital, a recovering soldier and an investigative stranger embark on a unique quest. They uncover a world of untold stories as revealing as they are moving and inspiring. Based on actual interviews of experiences of birth, life and death. An uplifting journey of connection, consolation and courage. The Edmonton International Fringe Festival runs from August 15-25, 2019.

Labatt Blues Festival
The 20th annual Edmonton Blues Festival continues to bring you the best in blues. Grammy winners, Juno winners, Maple Blues Award Winners, Blues Music Award winners, IBC winners, newcomers and bona fide legends all make their way to Edmonton each summer to create “Blues Heaven” in the sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre. This year, performers include: Rooster Davis Group, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band, Lindsay Beaver, Curtis Salgado Band, Samantha King and the YEG Trio, Mississippi Heat with special guest Lurrie Bell, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwhite. The festival has always been and always will be dedicated to “blues and nothin’ but the blues” and we’re proud to bring a party for our blues-lovin’ friends to Edmonton each year. The festival is held in Edmonton’s scenic river valley in Hawrelak Park at The Heritage Amphitheatre. If you bring a chair please make it a low back, low seat “beach” chair so that everyone can enjoy the show. We serve beer and wine and it may be consumed anywhere in the amphitheatre. We also have food vendors, an ATM, dance floor for 500 in front of the stage, autograph table and even flush toilets! Runs Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2019. Ticket details, shuttle info and this year’s full line-up can be found at: http://www.bluesinternationalltd.com

Music     

Oksana Mukha in Concert
Oksana Mukha is a Ukrainian singer from Lviv and winner of the ninth season of the VOICE Ukraine. Her repertoire includes Ukrainian folk songs, academic, neoclassical and her own written music. Since 2007, she has been working with composer and producer Dmitry Katsal (head of the legendary choir “Dudaryk”). She later became the winner of the Grand Prix and the International Festival named after Kvitka Cisyk (2011), where she was named “Ukrainian Kvitka Cisyk.” In 2012, Oksana Mukha released her first CD “At Vatry”. She has collaborated with leading Ukrainian artists on a number of iconic projects such as “Ivasyuk” and “Ivasyuk – Reload” (2013). Through her wide variety of performances, Oksana Mukha has successfully captured the attention of listeners all over the world. She now performs around Ukraine, Europe, and North America. Presented by The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Triffo Theatre in Allard Hall, MacEwan University, 11110 - 104 Ave., Edmonton. Tickets at eventbrite.ca

The Give 'Em Hell Boys / The Suitable Men
Celebrate summer with incredible music and 500 of your closest friends! Festival Place is pleased to present the annual Patio Series, featuring an outstanding and eclectic group of performers from across Alberta, Canada and the Globe. Throughout July and August, rain or shine, every Wednesday night Festival Place will present two acts. An eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, Celtic, folk, blues and country will take to the stage. The patio is the perfect place for a concert, it is a relaxing setting in the evening sun amongst the beauty of Broadmoor Lake Park; and if it's raining, we'll just head inside to the banquet facilities. The beverages will be chilled and the barbecue fired up. 
It started with a shuffle beat in a room with two musicians in Edmonton, Alberta. The beginnings were humble but for The Give ’Em Hell Boys, what started as a side project evolved into a full-fledged musical exploration of roots, country and rock music. Over the past decade, The Give ’Em Hell Boys have evolved into their own distinct sound. Consistent gigs and a pickup truck full of songs in their repertoire kept this four piece band grooving and growing stronger in the Canadian music scene. Echoing the sentiments of their heroes, their brand of country is fused with attitude and high energy.
The Suitable Men consists of Tom Emmens (Vocals, guitar), Cal McMillan (Drums, percussion, vocals), Todd Robins, (Bass, vocals), Kimberly Beaulieu (Vocals) and Ken Kirkwood (Guitar, vocals). Together, they play everything from rock, country, blues, folk and jazz. With an array of original songs, the group combines their talent, experience and love of music to deliver an outstanding performance to their fans. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. Tickets: $8/each. Call the box office, 780-449-3378, or visit: www.festivalplace.ab.ca/festival/view/buy

Symphony Under The Sky
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s summer tradition, Symphony Under The Sky is returning with much-loved conductor Robert Bernhardt. The opening concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. is a Celtic Spectacular, featuring Eileen Ivers. Her passionate energy and virtuoso fiddling that will ignite the festival's opening concert. Through music, song and dance, Eileen pays homage to the great Celtic traditions with her unique creative edge and contemporary style. The music of Brahms and Dvorak are centre stage on Friday at 7 p.m. As Antonín Dvoƙák prepared to say goodbye to America and return to his treasured homeland, he wrote a symphony that pays homage to both - his New World Symphony. This iconic work has become one of the most popular symphonic works ever written and is paired with the vast canvas of Brahms’ celebrated Violin Concerto. Saturday at 7 p.m., hear Hollywood Hits: includes exciting music from movies for all ages, including The Avengers, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, and Ghostbusters; and selections for youngsters (The Avengers, Beauty and the Beast) and the young at heart (Ghostbusters, Mamma Mia!)! Guest artists for this event include the Viva Dance Company, Tyler Hamilton and Ariana Whitlow, vocalists and Jeremiah MDade, Ressikan flute. Sunday at 2 p.m., hear Toe Tappers, an afternoon of toe-tapping, hand-clapping joy, including big band hits (“Satin Doll”, “Opus 1”, “Jersey Bounce”), familiar tunes from Hollywood and Broadway (Saturday Night Fever, Begin the Beguine), a touch of Latin (“Tico-Tico”) and featuring the Sugar Swing Dance Company. This exciting concert closes with long-standing tradition, Tchaikovsky’s epic 1812 Overture. Due to popular demand, we've extended Symphony Under the Sky with a second Hollywood Hits concert. Don’t miss out on the glitz, glamour, and fun! This matinée concert is an encore show presented on August 31 with the same blockbuster hits that includes movie scores from Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Disney favourites: Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Toy Story, and Tangled. All concerts conducted by Robert Bernhardt. Runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 at Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park. For ticket purchase, visit: https://www.winspearcentre.com/tickets/

Literary

Metro Writer in Residence at St. Albert Public Library
SAPL is excited to welcome Writer in Residence Mary Pinkoski to the library; she’ll be with us from August 19 through to December 20, offering one-on-one writing consultations, workshops and special events. Writer in Residence office hours begin Monday, Aug. 19 and run Mondays between 1 and 8 p.m., and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book your appointment with Mary by emailing regionalwir@gmail.com – it’s free, with no library card or residence requirements. Stay tuned for announcements about a meet and greet with Mary, workshops and more! St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

Film

Reel Mondays: Fall Film Series
The Friends of St. Albert Public Library are pleased to announce the fall film series.
Sept. 30: All Is True – Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and, devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
Oct. 21: The Best of Enemies – Starring Sam Rockwell, Taraji Henson, Anne Heche. In 1971 Durham, North Carolina, residents continue to fight the 1954 Supreme Court decision to desegregate their schools. Passionately advocating for school integration is a way of life for Ann Atwater. C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops leading the Durham chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, vehemently opposes it. As a series of town meetings progress, the two learn they have more in common than they thought.
Nov. 4: Late Night – A legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women, separated by culture and generation, are united by their love of a biting punchline. The cost is $40 for a season pass (three movies); individual tickets, $15/each. Ticket now on sale at the library’s customer service desk or online at friendsofsapl.eventbrite.com All proceeds support STARFest.

Theatre

A Momentary Lapse
By Jocelyn Ahlf and Stewart Lemoine. Not seen since 2005, this first collaboration between Ahlf and Lemoine (whose other collaborations include The Hoof and Mouth Advantage and Angels on Horseback) is the chronicle of two hapless citizens on a hilarious and inexorable shared journey toward a shared breach of the criminal code. In this revival co-write Jocelyn Ahlf takes on the role of over-achieving Louise Trent, joined by Luc Tellier as the over-objecting Arthur Pomeroy and Mathew Hulshof as their multi-faceted nemesis. Runs from Aug. 16 to 31 at the Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., Edmonton. Tickets: https://www.teatroq.com/buy-tickets 
 
Bad Baby presents: Rules Control The Fun
A Canadian play about love, relationships, vulnerability, and shame. Self-proclaimed Fringe expert Bad Baby wanted to become an actor so that she could sleep in and kiss boys. But lately she hasn’t gotten to do either of those things. However, all of that is about to change. Bad Baby spends much of her meta clown act proving she "knows all the rules for a great solo show" with frank, funny and unsettling stories that offer a peek into the deepest insecurities of being a red-nosed fringe performer.
Janelle Hanna puts her considerable skills to use in ways that are entertaining, but that don't always travel the expected path. The points her clown has to make aren't always easy or comfortable ones. Suggested Audience: Mature. Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Nudity, Audience participation. One show only, Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at RuminariLive Arts, 117-5305 Magasin Ave., Beaumont, Alta. Tickets: eventbrite.ca

Exhibits

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

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

Matrilineal Threads: Kasie Campbell in collaboration with Ginette Lund
Matrilineal Threads is a performative sculptural installation created by Kasie Campbell in collaboration with her mother, Ginette Lund. Consisting of large sculptures and a bodysuit, the work explores Campbell’s relationship with her mother and the ways women relate to themselves in respect to their mothers. Working distantly from Edmonton and Grande Prairie, respectively, Campbell and her mother use thread, yarn, nylon batting, and textiles as an embrace of Lund’s aptitude for crochet and interrogation of the link between gender, craft, domesticity and tradition. The sculptures’ crocheted skin and orifices, and textile appendages simultaneously draw familiar comfort and uncanny unease. The extra contextual layers woven into this project are unavoidable: Lund beat the odds battling lupus for 35 years, passing in May 2018. She worked tirelessly with Campbell, determined to continue despite her pervasive cancer, despite needing carpal tunnel surgery in both hands – in Campbell’s words, “If that isn’t a testimony to women’s strength and the power of art, I don’t know what is.” Although a person’s passing can never be timely, Campbell considers herself lucky to have collaborated on this project with her mother, and is content that Lund’s name will tour beside her own for three years, even though she is gone. Exhibit runs until Aug. 31; Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alta.

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 until Aug. 31 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

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.

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
 
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

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. Contact us: info@stalbertseniors.ca; or telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Website: http://stalbertseniors.ca

Morinville Blood Donor Centre 
A blood donor centre will be held at the Rendez-Vous Centre, 9913 – 104 St., on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Help save a life by donating blood. New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Trekkers Walk at Lake Beaumaris
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club in Castle Downs for a walk around Lake Beaumaris and through residential areas. 5- and 10-km walks available. Rated 1A. Meet inside YMCA for group walk. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Registration: 6 p.m., start 6:30 p.m. from Castle Downs YMCA, 11510-153 Ave., Edmonton. T5K 6A3. Directions: From Edmonton, take Yellowhead Trail, then north on 127th St. and east on 153 Ave. From St. Albert, take 127 St. south, then east on 153 Ave. From St. Albert, take 127 St. south, then east on 153 Ave. Contact: Lou 780-289-0494, aludger@shaw.ca; Clara 780-457-0081, clarose59@shaw.ca For more information on this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/

Canadian Volkssport Federation Walk in Vegreville
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the Canadian Volkssport Federation walking on streets, sidewalks and trails in Vegreville, Alta. 6- and 10-km available. Rated 1B. Washrooms available start and finish. Saturday, Aug. 24. Registration: 10 a.m., start: 10:30 a.m. from Elks/Kinsmen Park, Vegreville, Alta. Directions: Exit Hwy. 16 into Vegreville. Take 16A to east end of town and park is on the north side of the road.  Look for the Pysanka! (Ukrainian Easter Egg). Contact: David Hall 780-951-2882; davidhall@live.ca For more information on this and other walks: www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/

Families    

Teddy Bear Picnic at the Alberta Railway Museum!
Join us for a day of teddy bears, train rides, and family fun! Visit the Alberta Railway for a Teddy Bear Picnic! Children who bring a teddy bear will receive a free train ride! All proceeds from child admissions will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. Family friendly activities will include a scavenger hunt, crafts, and free snacks! Picnic tables and a barbecue will also be available to use. Snacks will be served beginning at 12:30 p.m., until supplies run out. Donations towards the Make A Wish Foundation are welcome and appreciated! Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alberta Railway Museum, 24215 - 34 St. NW Edmonton. Admission: $10/adults; $8/students and seniors; $5/children; kids 2 and under, free. Train rides $5. Train rides free for teddy bears and children with teddy bears. Information: 780-472-6229 or www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com  Alberta Railway Museum: Experience the railway, experience the wonder.

Come Try Ringette! 
Do you know of someone aged 4 and up who has maybe heard of ringette, but still isn't sure of what it's all about? Maybe they've shown some interest in trying it, but haven't had a chance to yet? Open to children aged 4 and up who are interested in trying ringette for the first time, new skaters are welcome! What do I need? Helmet, skates, and gloves-we will provide the sticks and the fun! There will be on-ice helpers to assist new skaters. Members from the association will also be available to answer any questions you may have and to provide more information about this great game! St. Albert Ringette Association is excited to host this free event on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Troy Murray Arena. You must pre-register for this event: https://www.cometryringette.ca/event/st-albert-come-try-ringette-10/ Bring a friend or make some new friends! For more information about this event please contact Angele at recruitment@stalbertringette.com.

Bat Night at Ellis Bird Farm
Come learn about bats at Ellis Bird Farm. Join us Saturday, Aug. 17! Make a craft, play some games, and go on a bat walk with Alberta Community Bat Program Co-ordinator Cory Olson. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.: Crafts and games; 7:30 p.m. Bat Presentation; 9:15 p.m. Bat Walk. Cost: $10/family; drop-in registration. Ellis Bird Farm hours: Tues. through Sun: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Holiday Mondays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: Ellis Bird Farm is closed Mondays. Directions: 8 km east (on Highway 12) and 8 km south (Prentiss Road/RR 26-0) of Lacombe. The farm is on the west side of the road, across from the MEGlobal petrochemical facility. From Edmonton, take the QE2 to the Highway 12 East turnoff at Lacombe. Go through the town of Lacombe, then continue east on Highway 12 for another 8 km. Turn south on Prentiss Road (R.R. 26-0) for 8 km. Note: do not try to find Ellis Bird Farm by punching us into the GPS unit in your vehicle. Folks who do so typically end up near Morningside, AB. There is nothing we can do about these incorrect coordinates. Map: https://www.ellisbirdfarm.ca/map--directions.html

Ukrainian Day
Witness history come alive as Alberta’s Ukrainian community celebrates its pioneer roots as well as all things Ukrainian in the province today. An afternoon concert featuring the best in Ukrainian dance and music takes place at this annual event co-hosted with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council. Other family fun includes a visit to the historical village, children’s activities, village market and the Ukrainian Village Food Festival. Sunday, Aug. 18, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating. Regular site admission applies on event days. Sorry, no pets allowed. Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, located 25 minutes (50 km) east of Edmonton along Highway 16, three km east of Elk Island National Park. Website: https://ukrainianvillage.ca/events

Picnic in the Park
Bring your lunch and a blanket (some tables available). We’ll supply lemonade, ice cream and popcorn. Music in the gazebo will be by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers; from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. Also, look for the library tent at the picnic. There will be storytime and kids’ activities throughout the afternoon! Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. The St. Albert Botanic Park, 265 Sturgeon Road.

Harvest Fair and Quilt Show
As summer ends, visit Stephansson House for an afternoon of fun and games for the whole family. Enjoy simple refreshments, musical entertainment, and demonstrations while browsing the wares of local artisans, including a cornucopia of quilts! Kids of all ages are invited to bring their pennies (or get them from us) and participate in our old-fashioned carnival games and crafts. Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stephansson House, 2230 Twp. Rd. 371, Red Deer County, AB  T4G 0M9  Regular admission rates apply. Please note: This historic site is cash only (Canadian currency only) accepted for admissions, gift shop, and programs. No cash machine on site.

BLESS Summer Nature Centre: Brilliant Biomes
What is a biome? We will be looking at the differences between the major biomes such as the boreal forest, grasslands, and tundra. We will also be learning about the different animal and plant species that live in each biome. Some activities will include a ‘who lives where’ matching game, colouring pages, and more. Program runs from Aug. 19 to 23. The Nature Centre is located in the log cabin at the corner of St. Albert Trail and Sturgeon Road. It will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

Storytime in the Park: St. Albert Public Library
Find us in Lions Park Tuesday morning, August 20* from 10 a.m. to noon for a morning of activities, outdoor play, and storytime: 10:30 a.m. storytime; 10 a.m. to 12 noon picnic and play. *Pop-Up Library will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather, especially thunder and lightning storms. Cancellations will be announced by 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the program on our website, Facebook and Twitter. Lions Park is located at 21 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue.

Tours for Tots: Art Stories
Join us on the third floor City of Edmonton Terrace for a story time exploration. Inspired by your favourite tale, craft an accordion book to take home and add to your personal library. 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, Aug. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. 

Baby Rhyme Time at St. Albert Retirement Residence presented by St. Albert Public Library
Read, cuddle, sing and play with your baby and enjoy the company of the seniors at St. Albert Retirement Residence on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. We'll have circle time, followed by time to play and make some new friends! This program is held at St. Albert Retirement Residence, 125 Everitt Drive.

Pop-up Library at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park presented by St. Albert Public Library
The library will be popping up at the Grain Elevator Park on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for outdoor play and STEAM themed activities. This free, family drop-in program is presented in partnership with the Musée Héritage Museum and takes place at 4 Meadowview Drive.

Makerspace at St. Albert Public Library
Makerspace is your space to share ideas, make and experiment. Whether it’s robots, papercrafts, coding, art, music, this space is for everyone. Makerspace will be open Saturday, Aug. 24 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.

First Rider’s Night
If your child is one of the many students who will be riding a yellow school bus for the first time this year, your family is invited to join us for First Rider’s Night to learn everything you need to know about bus safety and rules for riding on the bus. Finish the evening off by going on a bus ride with your child. There is no admission charge, but parents are asked to pre-register their children All first-time yellow bus riders, regardless of which school district they’re enrolled in, are welcome. Register at: http://www.spschools.org/first-riders-night -2019 Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. St. Albert Public Schools District Office, 60 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert. Please note: there will no parking on site. Parking is available at Sir Alexander Mackenzie School, Outreach School, or the Fowler Track parking lot.