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September 2016 Produced by the City of Medicine Hat Cultural Development Department 401 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 Phone: 403.502.8795 ...
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September 2016 Produced by the City of Medicine Hat Cultural Development Department 401 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 Phone: 403.502.8795 Fax: 403.502.8589 e-mail: [email protected]

Special events around town… Date/Time/Location September 3 – October 1 Cypress Centre 2055 – 21 Ave SE Saturdays – 9 AM – 1 PM

September 5 Riverside Park 11 AM – 3 PM

September 9 & 10 German Harmony Hall – Redcliff st 1 – 1 Street SE September 9 7 – 11 PM September 10 2 – 11 PM September 10 Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Black Box Theatre 1 PM September 10 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre st 401 – 1 Street SE 8 PM

September 10 M & M Food Market th 2201 – 13 Avenue SE 10 AM – 4 PM

September 14 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre st 401 – 1 Street SE 6:30 PM

Event/Details Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market – Locally grown produce, local meat processors, homemade baking, crafts, jewellery, coffee, pet treats, lotions, products to pamper and so much more. Showcasing local entertainment & non-profit groups. There’s something for everyone at the Medicine Hat Farmers’ Market. Medicine Hat & District Labour Council Annual Labour Day BBQ – For the unemployed, underemployed, working poor and their families are welcome! We will be serving Alberta Beef burgers and hotdogs. There will also be drinks and chips. Medicine Hat Polka Fest – Music by Country Squires and the Softones. Hot Buffet Supper included on Saturday. Tickets available at Laurie Ann’s Fashion th Boutique in the Coop Mall – 13 Ave. SE, or Linda 403.529.2496 or Margaret/Lloyd 403.548.7042.

Auditions for “Ever After – A Musical” – Ages 8 and up are welcome to audition. Be prepared to do some improve, cold readings and singing (acapella) a song of your choice. Boxmasters - Billy Bob Thornton started his career as a singer. Before ever acting he was lead singer in a couple of different bands. In 2008 he formed the group, The Boxmasters and they have been performing their country rock and rockabilly music ever since to critical acclaim. They have toured with Willie Nelson and have 5 albums to their credit. The concert will feature some of their own compositions plus covers as diverse as The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Turtles. They are back with a new album – “Somewhere Down The Road” along with an aggressive tour schedule that kicks off with a slew of LIVE performances across Canada and the US. Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter & Richmound Lions Club Charity BBQ – The Richmound Lions Club & the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society will partner/host their annual Charity BBQ. Both organizations will share the costs/ labour/profits so please consider participating/helping two great causes, while enjoying a great lunch for your support! Free entertainment provided by the Medicine Hat Live Music group! Toopy and Binoo – Fun and Games - Toopy and Binoo return to the live stage with their hit theatrical production, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games. Filled with whimsical exuberance, families across Canada will dance and sing-along with Koba Entertainment’s

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Tickets Friday - $18 Saturday - $38 Weekend Pass - $48

Information Call Linda 403.529.2496 Margaret/Lloyd 403.548.7042

No Admission

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Tickets $39 (+s/c, +gst))

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Cost Burgers are between $4 $8, group orders accepted.

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Tickets $25 (+s/c, +gst)

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Special events around town… Date/Time/Location

September 15 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre st 401 – 1 Street SE 8 PM

September 15 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre st 401 – 1 Street SE 7:30 PM (Studio Theatre) September 16 Cultural Centre 299 College Drive SE Registration – 6 PM Program/Workshops – 7 PM September 21 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre st 401 – 1 Street SE 6 PM

September 25 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

Event/Details hottest musical extravaganza! The story unfolds as a toy chest full of mismatched game and puzzles ignites a curious imagination: watch as Toopy and Binoo dance with X’s and O’s; wiggle with smiling snakes; try to outwit a gang of dancing ladders. Along with boot stompin’ Dusteroos and limbo loving sheep, Toopy and Binoo return with their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet! Entertaining and unpredictable, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology to create an off-the-wall experience that will delight the entire family! Coleman Hell – His breakout hit, “2 Heads”, is nearly 3 x Platinum in Canada and has been streamed over 100 Million times globally. His follow-up single, “Fireproof”, is on its way to becoming one of this year’s summer anthems as it climbs the Canadian radio charts. Coleman has crafted a unique musical style, incorporating elements of folk, rock, dance, and pop and fusing electronic music with organic instrumentation. Veering from house and hip hop, to nu-disco and folk-electronica, cleverly fusing beats atop the catchiest of songwriting shreds. Anchored by his inspiring and unorthodox approach, the Thunder Bay native has forged a prolific reputation as an adventurous outlier with a diverse palate. Fairy Tale Film Festival - Join us for a night of Queer films hosted by Medicine Hat Pride Association & Fairy Tales Film Festival. Doors open at 6:30 pm. There will be drinks and food served before the show, and during intermissions.



Tickets $27.50 (+s/c, +gst)

Information Call 403.502.8777

Tickets $25 (+s/c, +gst)

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Hat Art Club Registration Night – A yearly membership entitles a member to use the studio at any time and take part in classes and workshops.

Membership Fee $100

Splash ‘N Boots - Big Yellow Boot Tour Hands up! Let’s see you Jump with Treehouse TV’s Splash ’N Boots! They bring you their hilarity and infectious music – and just the right amount of ridiculous! – daily on TV screens in over 8.3 million homes across Canada with their TV show, “The Big Yellow Boot”. Now, these three-time JUNO Nominees are taking their high-energy Big Yellow Boot dance party to the stage, coast to coast with ‘Treehouse Presents: Splash ’N Boots’ Big Yellow Boot Tour’! For the FIRST time ever the cutting-edge children’s entertainers are bringing their Big Yellow Boot friends – Charlie, Keys and Jumping Jack Granny – across the country with them, making this tour the first of its kind for Splash ’N Boots. It promises to be the biggest and most highly anticipated yellow and blue dance party to date! Royal Wood - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed

Tickets $24.50 (+s/c, +gst)

Information Call Hat Art Club 403.529.1174 or Marjorie 403.504.0369 Information Call 403.502.8777

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Tickets $25 (+s/c, +gst)

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Special events around town… Date/Time/Location st 401 – 1 Street SE 8 PM

September 28 Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce boardroom th 607 – 4 Street SE 1:30 – 2:30 PM 7 – 8 PM

September 28 Paradise Valley Clubhouse 90 Gehring Road SW 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

September 30 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre st 401 – 1 Street SE

Event/Details ‘Songwriter of the Year’ by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft. There are various explanations for the term ‘ghost light’ in relation to the world around us. There is the supernatural narrative – that every theatre has a ghost, and that when the light isn’t lit, the darkness provides a chance for the dead to haunt us. And then there is the Royal Wood version of GHOST LIGHT. The kind that lets someone truly shine from within– raw, honest and open…. and that’s why he has named his new record after this mythical glow. The Adaptation Principle – The “Adaptation Principle” is about Learning how to “Adapt” to the world around us by figuring out our own strategies, because no two autistics are alike. Peter and Diane will discuss skills and knowledge they have learned from living on the Autistic Spectrum. Diane for 59 years and Peter 26 years, a total of 85 years and counting of experience. Tried and true ways to help navigate unexpected experiences in our daily lives. Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society Annual General Meeting – Join the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter for a networking lunch and a review of the past year’s work helping families impacted by family violence. Interested in helping by donating or volunteering? Visit www.mhwss.ca RED GREEN - The man who is known worldwide for his humour, his insight, and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it, is back with a brand new show….. “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!” After 20 successful years on television from the infamous “Possum Lodge” as the handyman who believes that “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape”, Red Green is back with a whole new show focusing on “Red’s life”, (with a few side trips!). The new show follows on the heels of 77 live performances across North America in his “How To Do Everything… from The Man Who Should Know” Tour. “Remember you may have to grow old, but you don’t have to mature”. “How do you improve your gas mileage on a long trip? Don’t go!” “You may be quick on your feet, but you can’t outrun even the smallest explosion” An evening spent with Red Green is an evening of laughter.



Tickets $10 (Payable at event)

Information Call 403.928.6638 or dianemacnaughto [email protected] or www.autisminthef amily.com

Tickets $20 per person, includes lunch and MHWSS membership

Information Call Bridgit @ 403.527.8223 or email [email protected] ca Information Call 403.502.8777

Tickets $63.50 (+s/c, +gst)

ESPLANADE ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE Salute! Neighbours for 75 Years JUNE 6, 2016 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 On June 11, 1941, an agreement between the Governments of Canada and Great Britain created the Suffield Experimental Station. Since then the name has been changed, the range of activities has grown and it has become one of the largest military science and training operations in the western world and has become an honoured, respected and valued part of this community. Around Town Newsletter – September 2016

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This is the theme of the latest exhibit curated in-house by our Museum staff. Salute! examines the reasons for its creation during the Second World War, its evolution during the “Cold War” and afterward, the return of the British Army to Canada with BATUS, the development and work of CFB Suffield as well as the history and archaeology of the area. The exhibit opened for public viewing on Monday, June 6 (the anniversary of D-Day) and is on display until Sunday, September 18. The exhibit is also designed to commemorate the 75 years during which we have been neighbours. A series of programs is also being planned to celebrate the friendly, and even family, ties which have been developed.

Evelyn Kleis Avatar Ascending SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 - OCTOBER 22, 2016 The passage of time and the transformations it brings permeate Medicine Hat artist Evelyn Kleis’ passionate new paintings, assemblages and kinetic sculpture. Influenced by Surrealism and pioneer mythologist Joseph Campbell, the paintings are characterized by bold brushwork, with collage and stenciling adding unexpected elements and delicate, gold spray paint filigree. Her wall assemblages are built with re-purposed found and purchased objects, discarded remnants which speak to the past while creating new, dreamlike scenarios. Evelyn comments that “the joy of discovery and play as well as challenge” drives the new work, along with an “expanding awareness of time’s effects in material and spiritual contexts.” Evelyn Kleis was born and raised in Eatonia, Saskatchewan. Predominantly self-taught, Kleis enjoyed going out on painting excursions in the country with her mother, Margaret Mann Butuk. She has taken numerous workshops with professional artists over her 40 year art career, and studied at the Institute of Art Therapy in Victoria, BC. Her life-long commitment to nurturing creativity and art education has been borne out through many workshops, presentations, art camps and classes for adults and children, and as an artist-in-residence at elementary schools in the Medicine Hat area. She has exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout southern Alberta from 1977 to the present; and in the AFA TREX exhibition, From Angels to Icons, shown from 1998 to 2000 around Alberta. Her work is held in several Alberta public collections and many private collections in Canada, the USA and England. Public Reception with the Artists & Downtown Art Walk Sept 30 | 7 PM Free Admission | Refreshments | Cash Bar Music by Lyle Rebbeck with Rick Lett

Tori Foster Traces of Beings SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 - OCTOBER 22, 2016 Tori Foster’s work in photography, kinetic sculpture and video is based on logic and rigorous recording of data over time. Her everyday subject matter – city rush hour traffic patterns, people moving through public transit, a streetcar stop over 24 hours, primary satellite recording techniques and a New York streetscape – become documents of the ephemeral, mysterious and moving poetry of ordinary life. Originally from Toronto where she earned an MFA and BFA from Ryerson University, Tori Foster is now based in Los Angeles where she is Assistant Professor and the Head of Video/Digital Art at California State University, Northridge. She has received dozens of grants and awards, most recently a New Media Research and Production grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2016. She has shown work in 16 countries world-wide, including Canada, Germany, India, Korea, Australia, Brazil, and the USA, and her work is held in numerous public, private and corporate collections. Public Reception with the Artists & Downtown Art Walk Sept 30 | 7 PM Free Admission | Refreshments | Cash Bar Music by Lyle Rebbeck with Rick Lett

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Community Oral History Workshop SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 Are you interested in creating an oral history project in your community or for your family? Then this community workshop is for you! The University of Lethbridge Centre for Oral History and Tradition, in partnership with the Galt Museum & Archives, is offering several practical, hands-on workshops to instruct participants in the practice, ethics, and logistics of oral history interviewing. The workshop leaders are university scholars and museum archivists with professional and scholarly experience in oral historybased research. Registration includes a full day of lectures (lunch & break refreshments included), a workshop package including a booklet with guiding principles and helpful instructional information including links to other resources. FRI Sept 23 | 9:30 AM | $70 Students & Seniors: $25

2016 Fall Art Programs What Sets The Esplanade Classes Apart From Other Art Classes? Art classes draw from the current exhibitions in the Art Gallery. Two dimensional and three dimensional art projects are designed to give children the opportunity to explore a wide variety of ideas in a diversity of media. Projects and art activities challenge children while instructors offer plenty of encouragement to provide for a safe environment that promotes exploration, creativity and expression. Esplanauts Instructor: Candice Arnold Students six to eight and nine to twelve years old will enjoy 8 weeks of fun while developing and refining their art skills. They will have the opportunity to learn the basics in a variety of mediums, building confidence and understanding as their knowledge in fine arts grows. Saturdays | Sept 24 – Nov 19 (No class on Oct 8) Members: $95 | Non-Members: $105 Sensory Art Exploration for Tots and Parents Instructor: Bret Stuart These art classes for two and three year olds are fun filled explorations of art materials, colours, shapes and textures. Members: $80 | Non-Members: $90 Thursdays | Sept 22 – Nov 10 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM Sensory Art Exploration for Preschoolers Instructor: Bret Stuart These art classes for four and five year olds are for our budding artists who are sure to bring home a masterpiece! Tuesdays | Sept 20 – Nov 8 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM Members: $80 | Non-Members: $90 *NEW* PD Days (Ages 5-11): Full days from 9:00 am–4:00 pm Instructor: Jasmine Keillor and an artist from The Hive Artists’ Hub (TBD) Calling all budding artists! The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre along with the Hive Artists’ Hub will be offering PD Day art programming for ages 5-11 beginning in Fall of 2016. Students will spend their day experimenting with various art materials and techniques while developing and refining their skills as young artists. All participants are sure to go home with a masterpiece! Students will have the opportunity to think critically and stimulate their senses as they create, interpret, and express themselves visually. This fun filled day will begin with an engaging morning in the Discovery Centre, the Esplanade’s warm and welcoming art-making space. An afternoon field trip to the Hive Artists’ Hub will provide students with the opportunity to learn from professional practicing artists. Both drop-off and pick-up will take place at Around Town Newsletter – September 2016

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Esplanade’s Discovery Centre. Each Board-specific PD Day will have different content so students will enjoy coming back more than once! Sept 16, Oct 7, Nov 18 and Dec 16 for School District # 76 Sept 23, Oct 21 and Nov 14 for MH Catholic Board of Education Members: $45 | Non-Members: $50 each

September News & Views Social Development & Senior Services Active Aging and Wellness Week-September 25—October 1, 2016 Once again this year, Senior Services will be hosting events to celebrate Active Aging and Wellness Week. This weeklong campaign embraces the possibilities of aging. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights those that lead the way. Adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. Our aim is to have older adults in our community recognize their potential and embrace a variety of experiences that promote wellness and exercise. We will provide excellent opportunities for learning new things that can start a chain reaction of healthy choices. There will be a variety of different events throughout the week including: Monday, September 26 dynamic speaker Laurie Hamilton will speak about foot health. Laurie’s footcare clinic provides many services to help her clients live a wholesome healthier life, and also provides pain management therapy to her clients as well. On Thursday, September 29, Pamela Schwengler will be speaking about “Taking Care of You”. Register for either or both of these events at 403-529-8307. Please stay tuned for other events that will be happening. We have many programs to keep physically active—Be Fit for Life Urban Poling, Bocci, Bunnock, Fitness Gold, Floor Curlers, Fun & Fitness Classes, Lawn Bowling, Line Dancing, Pickle Ball, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis, Walking Club, Yoga, Old Time Dancing and Zumba. We also have programs to keep mentally active—Bridge Club, Canasta, Cribbage, Mexican Train Board Game, Mixed Media Painting, Norwegian Whist, Qi Gong, Scrabble Club, Veiner Centre Choir and Wood Carvers Club. What is a healthy habit you can add to your life this year? Wellness Wednesday Events Hello, My Name is Doris | (2015) Comedy/Drama | Rated R for language | Wednesday, September 7 at 12:30pm | South Auditorium at Strathcona Centre After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love. Supportive Counseling Services - Wednesday, September 9am - 12pm Free telephone or in-person consultations with Medicine Hat Family Service professionals on stress management, family issues, or health and age-related losses. Call 403-504-8026 (MH Family Service) for an appointment. Wellness Workshop - South Auditorium at Strathcona Centre September 21 at 10:00 we will be offering a session on: Alberta Seniors Benefits Are you or someone you know receiving all the provincial benefits? Are you aware of when and how to apply for benefits? This presentation will focus on: · Alberta Seniors Benefits · Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program · Dental and Optical Assistance Programs · Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program th

DILLS - Drop In Lifelong Learning Series - September 28 , 2016 Dealing with Conflict in a Healthy Way This workshop will focus on ways to more effectively communicate when conflict arises. Solvable and perpetual problems will be discussed and strategies for managing these situations will be presented.

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FREE Events @ the Medicine Hat Public Library September 2016 Children’s Programs For programs requiring registration call 403-502-8526. Drop-in Preschool Storytime Fridays @ 10:30 – 11:00 AM September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Babies and Ones Storytime Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM September 13, 20 & 27 Drop-in Evening Family Storytime Tuesdays @ 7:00 – 7:30 PM September 13, 30 & 27 Toddler Storytime Thursdays @ 10:30 – 11:00 AM September 15, 22 & 29 LEGO Club Fridays @ 3:00 – 4:15 PM September 16 & 30 Minecraft (ages 7-9) Saturday, September 10 & 24 @ 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM Preschool Science Tuesday, September 20 @ 10:30 – 11:00 AM Science Fair Flair Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM Summer Storywalk®- Police Point Park Every day in September

For 3 - 6 year olds. Stories, songs and rhymes on various themes. For 4 - 18 month olds with a parent or other adult caregiver. Enjoy songs, rhymes, tickles, and knee bounces. Registration required beginning September 6. For ages 2 and up. These story times are fun for the whole family. Pajamas and teddy bears welcome. For 18 - 36 month olds. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and tickles. Registration required beginning September 6. Join our LEGO Club at the Library for ages 5 – 12. Younger siblings are welcome with a parent or other adult caregiver. Registration at the door is required by parent/caregiver. We're playing Minecraft in the library! For ages 7 - 9. Register for one of two hour-long sessions beginning August 30. Enjoy hands on activities to ignite the inquiring young mind. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver. For ages 3 – 5. Registration opens September 6. The Praxis Scientific Team will give your science fair projects the edge you need to succeed! For ages 4 – 12. Registration opens September 6. “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” by Candace Fleming is the featured title for this summer Storywalk®. The last day to claim prize tokens is October 16, 2016. For more information please call the Nature Center: 403-529-6225.

Tween Programs (ages 10-12) For programs requiring registration call 403-502-8526. After School Minecraft Tuesdays @ 3:45 – 4:45 PM September 6, 13, 20 & 27 Tween Night: Dutch Blitz Mon, September 12 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM ComputerCraftEdu Wednesday, September 21 @ 3:45 – 4:45 PM

We’re playing Minecraft in the Library after school! Registration opens the Tuesday preceding the program. Participants must have valid library card. Come and play Dutch Blitz – a very fast paced, addictive card game. Drinks and snacks provided. ComputerCraftEdu, a mode for MineCraftEdu, helps players learn computer programming. Students will explore coding basics by programming Minecraft robots. Registration opens September 14. Participants must have valid library card.

Teen Programs (ages 13-18) Teen Night: Videogames Friday, September 23 @ 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Join us in the library to play Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Bros, and other great games for Wii U. We’ll make perler bead crafts and have plenty of snacks too.

Adult Programs For programs requiring registration call 403-502-8525. Drop-in Computer Sessions Tuesdays @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM September 6, 13, 20 & 27 Activities for Persons with Around Town Newsletter – September 2016

An opportunity for adults to improve their computer skills by practicing word processing, saving documents, etc. A volunteer is on hand to assist. We do crafts, sing songs, or watch movies. If you’re the Around Town Newsletter is available on the city website www.medicinehat.ca

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Disabilities Wednesdays @ 1:00 – 2:30 PM September 7, 14, 21 & 28 Meditation Evening Wednesday, September 7 @ 7:00 – 7:30 PM Introduction to Android Tablets Thursday, September 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Stitching in the Library Thursdays, September 8 & 22 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM Introduction to Ancestry Sunday, September 11 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM Tech Time Mondays @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM September 12, 19 & 26 Author Reading: Myrna Pearman Monday, September 12 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Introduction to Computers Wednesday, September 14 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Singing in the Library Wednesday, September 14 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM What Do You Want to Know About Parkinson Disease? Thursday, September 15 @ 6:30 PM (meet & greet); 7:30 PM (presentation) Origami Night Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM Open Source Software Class Saturday, September 17 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM Resume Tips Monday, September 19 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM Internet Basics Tuesday, September 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Harry Potter Theatre Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM Library Game Nights – MHC Library Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM Better Choices, Better Health Wednesdays, Sep 21 – Oct 26 @ 6:00 – 8:30 PM Calligraphy Wednesday, September 21 & Tuesday, September 27 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM Around Town Newsletter – September 2016

caregiver for a person with developmental delays please register them for this weekly activity. Join us to participate in a guided Meditation evening. Yoga mat, blanket and water bottle suggested. Please register in advance. Presented by Angelique Doyle. Become a confident user of your Android tablet. Includes navigation, using apps & downloading. Registration required. Bring along a stitching, knitting or crocheting project that you’re working on or would like to start. We’ll share skills, laughs, and some light refreshments. This class will introduce you to Ancestry, the world’s largest online collection of family history or genealogical information. Registration required. This program will provide you with help that is tailored to your specific needs. Free. Registration required. Myrna Pearman, a biologist, author, and photographer from the Ellis Bird Farm in Lacombe, AB will be presenting and selling copies of her latest book, Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide. Coffee and cookies provided. Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Horticultural Society. You’ll begin to use a keyboard and mouse and learn to perform basic computer functions. Registration required. For those who’ve always wanted to sing but were told they couldn’t, or who only sang in the shower, or who just always wanted to sing in a group - join us in the Library Theatre to sing for fun! Join us for an informative panel to discuss the experiences and needs of people with Parkinson disease, as well as their care partners & family members. Learn the realistic insight into the everyday lives of people with Parkinson’s. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Join us for a fun evening and learn how to make origami items for the whole family. Learn about Open Source Software. OSS is free, high-quality software that has an open license so anyone can download and use it. Presented by Donovan Hoggan. Need help creating or updating your resume? Learn some resume tips for choosing a format, using resume keywords, explaining employment gaps, and more tips for writing interview winning resumes. Presented by Andrea Aarden. Students will visit and navigate through popular websites as well as practice searching in Google. Registration required. Bring your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script, dress in your best Harry Potter regalia, and come prepared to read either on stage or from your theatre seat as part of our readers theatre. Guided by the esteemed Karen Cunningham. Gather your friends and join us for a game night at the Medicine Hat College Vera Bracken Library. Gaming from quick card games to intensive board games. Do you have a chronic condition like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, chronic pain, or others? This free six week workshop provided by AB Health Services will help you take control of your health. Registration required by calling 403-529-8969. Learn tips and tricks for making modern calligraphy. Presented by Barbara Watson. Registration required.

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Introduction to eBooks for eReaders Thursday, September 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Concept of Cyclical Grief in Healthy Transition (videoconference) Thursday, September 22 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM Pecha Kucha Vol. 11 Friday, September 23 @ 8:20 PM, Medicine Hat College Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: What Every Writer Needs to Know About Publishing Today Saturday, Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: The Cure for the Dreaded Mushy Middle of Your Novel Saturday, September 24 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM Introduction to iPads Monday, September 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Colouring Fun Monday, September 26 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians Tuesday, September 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Email Basics Wednesday, September 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Alberta Culture Days: Author Chris Turner Thursday, September 29 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Learn how to set up your device and download items. Registration required. Rick Bergh will help you to understand the difference between grief and mourning. You will learn how to tackle the misconceptions that may prevent you from a healthy transition following a loss. Hear 10 speakers in this interesting presentation format – the Twitter of Ted Talks. For more info call 403-502-8531 or email [email protected] Twitter/Facebook: @PKNMedHat We will compare and contrast traditional publishing and indie publishing and explore some real-world applications. This is must-have knowledge for today’s writers! Learn why the middle of your novel is the most challenging part. If your novel has a stellar cast, a hook sure to catch your readers, and a good ending, but the middle is uncooperative, you’ll want to be here! Presented by Ronnie Roberts. Become a confident user of your iPad. Includes navigation, downloading and using apps. Registration required. Discover a fun way to relieve stress and express yourself. Bring your own colouring book; we’ll supply the treats & colouring tools. Everyone is welcome. Money Matters is an in-class, workbook-based program written in clear language. The goal is to increase the numeracy and financial literacy skills of adult newcomers and new Canadians, which in turn leads to increased confidence in dealing with their personal finances and making appropriate financial decisions. Everything you need to know to get started using email. Students will create and use a Gmail account. Registration required. Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global clean tech industry. His works include: How To Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change, The War on Science and The Leap, as well as the best-sellers The Geography of Hope and Planet Simpson. He is currently working on a book about the Alberta oil industry. Free Movies

Classic Movie: My Blue Heaven (1950) Thursday, September 1 @ 2:00 PM

The Little Prince (G) Saturday, September 3 @ 2:00 PM

Miracles From Heaven (PG) Thursday, September 8 @ 7:00 PM

The Angry Birds (G) Saturday, September 10 @ 2:00 PM

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Kitty and Jack are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show. With Betty Gable and Dan Dailey. Followed by afternoon tea. 96 min. A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. 108 min. A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. With Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers and Martin Henderson. 105 min. Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to. 97 min.

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Classic Movie: My Sister Eileen (1955) Thursday, September 15 @ 2:00 PM

Two small-town sisters, an aspiring writer, and a would-be actress, move to New York City. They find lodging in a shabby apartment and struggle to locate promising gigs. With Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon and Betty Garrett. 108 min.

Super Saturday: Captain America: Civil War (PG) Saturday, September 17 @ 2:00 PM Money Monster (14A) Thursday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. 147 min. Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. With George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell. 98 min. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. 111 min.

The Jungle Book (2016, PG) Saturday, September 24 @ 2:00 PM

Around Town Newsletter – September 2016

Around Town Newsletter is available on the city website www.medicinehat.ca

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