Medicine Hat Women


Community Calendar

If your community organization has an event coming up and want the public to know, please send an email to experiencemedicinehat@gmail.com to let us know. Include a contact name and number as well as all details. We will add your information to this page free of charge as a community service.

Be sure to check out the special notices and ongoing events

NEW - check out the Festivals Page to see what festivals are happening in Alberta

January
February
March
April
May 
June
August
September
October
November
December

 

July 2014

May 7, 14, 21, 28

Lifetree CafeHillcrest Church Coffee House
3785 - 13 ave. SE  
Medicine Hat AB
7 to 8 pm every Wednesday

 

Lifetree Café

Lifetree Café is an hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul. This is a free event every week, a different topic is presented.

Lifetree Cafe is a conversation cafe (guided by a host) - we talk about different issues each week in a respectful, honest atmosphere. You or someone you know may be interested in these topics - why not grab a friend & come along for the hour. Every Wednesday evening at Hillcrest Church .

PLEASE NOTE: this is not a church service nor a Bible study - it's a one hour dialogue about specific issues. This is an open group - we welcome all people - just as you are, with your thoughts & your doubts!

Lifetree Café Explores the Tension Between Science and Religion

Week of July 6 - When Anxiety Strikes

Week of July 13 - If Only

Week of July 20 - To Frack or not to Frack

Week of July 27 - Miracles or Mere Coincidences

For further information contact Robin at 403.526.4010

Please visit our website at www.lifetreecafe.com

2, 3, 4

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

AFTERNOON DROP-IN PROGRAMS

July 2- Board and Wii Games
July 3- Outdoor Games
July 4- Travel to Outer Space

An adult must accompany children under 7.

FREE

Information call: 403.502.8526

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Medalta Potteries
713 Medalta Ave S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

THE MARKET AT MEDALTA

If you’re looking for fresh, locally-produced goods, the Market @ Medalta is a great place to visit. Located in Medalta’s Reception Gallery, this year-round market is a great addition to all of our exciting events.

In addition to the locally-produced product you can buy (which includes honey, soap, meat, coffee, knitted clothes and more), fresh food and a cash bar will also be available! the goal is to make it a great, fun place for people to visit while supporting our local producers.

Free

Information call 403.529.1070

4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Kin Coulee Park Toboggan Hill
Medicine Hat AB
8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

THE PARK AFTER DARK CINEMAS

The Park After Dark is a large outdoor Cinema, designed for up to 3000 people.  Each night there will be a double-feature - starting with a family movie, and followed by a teen/adult movie. There will be a selection of food trucks and concessions available for your convenience.

Tickets
$5.00 per person  (2 and under free)

Information call Megan and Nathan Nunweiler
403.977.9138
info@theparkafterdark.ca

4, 11, 18, 25

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
10:30 am.

Pre-school Story TimeDROP - IN PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 

Parents or adult caregiver(s) are invited to bring their 3 to 6 year olds to drop-in sessions of stories, songs and rhymes on various themes.

Free
Please drop in! Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

5, 12, 19, 26

Cypress Centre
2055 – 21 Ave S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MEDICINE HAT FARMERS’ MARKET:

Locally grown produce, local meat processors, homemade baking, crafts, jewelry, coffee, pet greats, lotions and so much more. Showcasing local talent and non-profit groups. There’s something for everyone!

Free

Information call Doreen at 403.527.1234 or visit www.mhstampede.com

6

Police Point Park Nature Centre
Police Point Drive N.E
Medicine Hat AB
2::00 p.m.

BLOSSOMS AND BUTTERFLIES:

Butterflies have been called flying flowers.  You can add their beauty to your yard by planting the the right flowers.  Join us for an afternoon stroll to view what our flying flowers are up to.

Free

Information call Nature Line 403.529.6225 

7

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
8::00 p.m.

BURTON CUMMINGS:

He was the lead singer and frequent keyboardist for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. During his 10 years in The Guess Who, from 1965 to 1975, he sang and wrote or co-wrote many songs including "American Woman," "No Time," "Share the Land," "Hand Me Down World," "Undun," "Laughing," "Star Baby" and  "New Mother Nature. “

Tickets
 $79.50 & $69.50 + S/C, GST

Information call 403.502.8777
www.tixx.ca

7-11

Cultural Centre
299 College Drive S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
9:30 a.m. - Noon

KID’S CAMP:

Camp activities may include paper making, weaving, leather working, dying yard and/or fabric and crafting with fibre. 8-12 year olds

Cost - $60
Register at the Fibre Arts Studio

Information call Maria 403.548.0085 or Celia 403. 937.3929

7 - 11

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB

Morning session
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Afternoon session
1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

BOOK BUDDIES

Destination jungle series – For those who have completed Grade 1-6.

FREE - Registration required

Information call: 403.502.8526

7, 14, 21, 28

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

SUMMER TWEEN NIGHTS:

July 7- Tween Gaming Night
July 14- Rainbow Loom Night
July 21- Intro to Dutch Blitz Night
July 28- Dutch Blitz Tournament

FREE

Information call: 403.502.8526

7, 14, 21, 28

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
10:30 am.

Family Story TimeBABIES & TODDLER STORY TIMES

for 18 months through 36 months of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy stories and action verses, as well as songs, rhymes and tickles. Registration is required. Session runs for six weeks.

Free
Please drop in! Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

11

Downtown Medicine Hat

DOWNTOWN MEDICINE HAT ART WALK:

Head Downtown for a fun filled event for the whole family. Local art galleries and cafes will be open for the Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk. There will be live music, refreshments and other activities to compliment the wonderful art galleries located in the heart of our city.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8777

12

Police Point Park Nature Centre
Police Point Drive N.E
Medicine Hat AB
2::00 p.m.

FULL MOON WALK

Watch the Moon Rise then Stroll Police Point by the Light of the Full Moon.

Free

Information call Nature Line 403.529.6225 

14-18

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB

Morning session
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Afternoon session
1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

BOOK BUDDIES

Travel far series – For those who have completed Grade 1-6.

FREE - Registration required

Information call: 403.502.8526

16

Medalta Potteries
713 Medalta Ave S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
8:20 p.m.

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT VOLUME 4

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts or holiday snaps.

Free

Information call 403.529.8531

19

Police Point Park Nature Centre
Police Point Drive N.E
Medicine Hat AB
time TBA

POLLINATORS TO THE RESCUE

Prairie Polinators are more than just honeybees and they come in all shapes and sIzes.  Plus, they are essential for so much.  Find out what these critters are up to and how we can help them.

Free

Information call Nature Line 403.529.6225 

19

Downtown Medicine Hat
Noon – 3:00 p.m

25th ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF:

Don't care to cook? Come on down and give some of Medicine Hat's best chili a taste! Whether you're looking for a traditional or spicy variation, there's something to suit everyone's taste buds!

Cost - $5.00 per person

Information call: 403.529.5997

21-25

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

LITTLE CRAFTERS

Mystery Madness for ages 5-6

FREE - Registration required

Information call: 403.502.8526

21-25

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

PRESCHOOL WORKSHOP

For ages 4-6 with a parent or a caregiver. This workshop includes stories, games and activities. A parent must attend with their child.

FREE

Information call: 403.502.8526

23-26

Stampede Grounds
2055-21st Avenue S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
Noon to Midnight daily

MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION & STAMPEDE

This year’s theme is “A Salute to Youth”. A tradition since 1887 ... a legacy for the future. The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is more than a rodeo. There are many events sure to please young and old alike.

Admission at gate

Information call:
Stampede Office 403.527.1234

July 28 – August 1

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB

Morning session
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Afternoon session
1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

BOOK BUDDIES

Back in time series – For those who have completed Grade 1-6.

FREE - Registration required

Information call: 403.502.8526

July & August

First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

GIANT OUTDOOR CHESS SET OPEN

One of the city's biggest attractions will once again be open for another season. The chess set outside the Medicine Hat Public Library, believed to still be the largest playable chess set in the world, will be running for its ninth season.

New this year at the chess board is the concept of "team chess" in which teams of four play against each other in a game. One person would call out the moves, while two would move the pieces and one acts as a timer. 

Free

Information call 526.5484

 

 

 

Notices

 

Second Thursday of each month

Saamis Funeral Home site (the middle building on the lot)  
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

TCF is an international, non-profit, non-denominational, self-help organization for parents who have experienced the deat of a child at any age, from any cause.

TCF offers friendship, understanding, grief education but most of all HOPE for the future to all bereaved parents. Monthly Sharing Meetings offer a safe place for parents to share openly, their thoughts and feelings with others who are on the same painful journey.

The Medicine Hat Chapter of TCF meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Saamis Funeral Home site (the middle building on the lot) at 7:00 p.m. This year, for the first time, we will be meeting in July and August as well. Could you please add this to the Community Events Calendar.

On June 13th of this year is our annual Balloon Release. This is a time when we gather and release balloons with messages to our children attached to them. We meet at Heights Baptist Church (1250 Division Ave. S) at 7:00 p.m. We prepare our balloons then walk down to the little cairn and release our balloons (as a group). We then meet back at the Church for refreshments.

If you require further information please contact Donna Rodin at 403-528-9481

NEW VIDEO GAMES AT THE LIBRARY

Starting March 1, 2014 the Library will be loaning children’s video games (rated E or E10) for the following consoles: X-Box 360, X-Box One, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii-U, and Nintendo DS.

You must have a valid library card to borrow these games.

For information call: Medicine Hat Library Children’s Services 403.502.8526 or visit www.mhpl.info

Ecole Les Cypres Francophone School
945 1st Avenue SE, Medicine Hat
Play Group

For children newborn to age 5 with parents or caregiver
Play group runs every second and fourth Wednesday until June, 2014
Parents do not need to speak French
Play Group is FREE and snacks are provided
For more information contact Marie-Anna Stephens at 403.526.3676
Everyone is welcome!

 

Miywasin Centre

Ongoing Event at Miywasin Centre - every Wednesdays night from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Miywasin Centre Adult Jigging Class

Come on down and enjoy free jigging classes. Get fit have, have fun, meet new friends. Everyone welcome! 

Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm at the Miywasin Centre 517-3st SE.

For more information call (403) 526-0756 or visit their website at Miywasin.ab.ca

Medalta

Medalta has a fabulous newsletter that is produced in-house with the amazing array of activities and events.... please visit their email newsletter site as it is packed full of things for you to do!

Every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Medicine Hat’s only year-round event connecting local vendors to the community. It has quickly grown into one of Medicine Hat’s most popular weekly events with hundreds of visitors coming each week for dinner (including wood-fired pizza, waffles, ribs and more) and great local product (including sausage, bacon, produce, bread). If you’re looking for fresh, locally-produced goods, the Market @ Medalta is a great place to visit. Located in Medalta’s Reception Gallery, this year-round market is a great addition to all of our exciting events.

In addition to the locally-produced product you can buy (which includes honey, soap, meat, coffee, knitted clothes and more), fresh food and a cash bar will also be available! Our goal is to make it a great, fun place for people to visit while supporting our local producers.

So come down on Thursdays for dinner and take something home that was produced in our community

 

Veiner Centre

 

Senior Services are set to resume many of their services out of Strathcona Centre (1150 5 St SE) in September

For more information on all upcoming sessions call 403-529-8383.

 

Esplanade

 

THE ESPLANADE ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE MUSEUM

Alison Norlen: Specter

JUNE 21, 2014 - AUGUST 9, 2014

This new work by Saskatoon artist Alison Norlen, Specter, is a chalk and charcoal drawing on paper of impressive size at 11 feet high x 22 feet wide. The work is grounded in the Medalta factory museum in the Historic Clay District which Norlen toured while in Medicine Hat for her exhibition Glimmer, at the Esplanade Art Gallery in 2010. After starting the drawing in her studio using photographs, Norlen developed the massive drawing on site at Medalta in May. As in Norlen’s previous work, based on steel bridges, piers, amusement park rides and air balloons, the industrial edifice at Medalta may be recognizable, yet it is completely transformed into a structure of memory, dream and fantasy. The drawing’s ruined grandeur is replete with the mesmerizing detail of a ghostly hall and mysterious, decayed machines, creating a subtly hued, palpable atmosphere which is both inviting and uneasy.
Alison Norlen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1987, and her Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1989. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo, two person and group exhibitions nationally and internationally (the United States, England, The Netherlands, South Korea and Trinidad.) Her work is in private collections in the United States and Canada, and included in public collections of the National Gallery of Canada, and numerous public art galleries, national and provincial arts councils and boards in Canada. Alison has received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and has been the recipient of two Canada Council International Artist Residencies, Trinidad in 2002 and Paris in 2013. Alison teaches at the University of Saskatchewan and lives and works in Saskatoon.

Sheridan Bullman and Barbara Mitchell: REHISTORY

JUNE 21, 2014 - AUGUST 9, 2014

Bullman and Mitchell’s mural-sized digital images entice the eye and reward exploration. From afar, their monumental and mysterious geometric forms, rich textures and warm hues are etched by linear precision and punctuated with bold colour. But closer investigation unbalances our perceptions of scale, and reveals clues gesturing towards the images’ original purpose as documentation of the 2011 archeological dig at the Medalta Historical District in Medicine Hat. Subtle tonal recalibration and their presentation with a video work in an architecturally-scaled installation cause the images to transcend their makers’ original intent, achieving a minimalist formal beauty and evoking a sense of wonder tinged with melancholy at the enigma of human history.
Thunder Bay native Barbara Mitchell is an award-winning filmmaker and an education technology specialist at Medicine Hat College, with a diploma in Broadcasting Radio and Television from Confederation College. As a producer, writer and videographer for Stream Media, her work has been exhibited across Canada, at the National Museum of Australia, and broadcast worldwide on the Discovery Channel.
Sheridan Bullman’s photographic practice is informed by training in the visual arts, architecture, engineering and industrial design from Medicine Hat College, University of Alberta and Ryerson Polytechnic. He is an architectural, industrial and structural designer whose work includes buildings in Medicine Hat, Halifax, the Muskoka region, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and Seoul, Korea.
The artists gratefully acknowledge The Friends of Medalta Society for granting permission to use the copyrighted images and Talva Jacobson, Archeologist, for inspiring the conversation about the ephemeral.

Jody Greenman-Barber: Mimesis

JUNE 21, 2014 - AUGUST 9, 2014

In Jody Greenman-Barber’s Mimesis, ceramic sculptures, drawings and dance-performance video vividly represent the energy of movement in space and our bodily connection to the physical world. Their delicacy, fluidity and sensual expressiveness invite viewers to participate in a shared understanding – a social community – of perception and experience of movement. As Jody explains, “I make a purposeful attempt to ‘capture’ movement within my forms, approaching their production in a very loose manner and embracing a sort of dance and rhythm within my own body and then transferring that to the clay as it spins on the wheel.” This radical departure from traditional wheel-thrown pottery production has moved Jody’s practice towards sculpture and dance, using movement to explore the relationship between body, form, language and expression.
Greenman-Barber’s underlying concept for Mimesis was conceived at a ceramic residency in Denmark, initiated at a residency at the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program in 2012, and developed over the following two years in her studio practice at the University of Regina, where she is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Arts. She has exhibited throughout Saskatchewan in solo, group and touring exhibitions and her short film Clay Play has received numerous screenings in France and Switzerland. She has received production and travel grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and has taught ceramics throughout the province.
Mimesis was originally curated by Heather Smith for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, and will tour to the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario in 2014-2015 in our regional artists exchange program.

Summer Art Camp
Summer Art Camp 2014 will be held in the Esplanade Discovery Centre, utilizing the Art Gallery, Museum, Archives and local environment for inspiration. Students will also enjoy walking tours, and weekly field trips throughout Medicine Hat.

Classes are offered to ages 5-8, 9-12 and 13-15 and run throughout the summer. Call (403) 502-8793 or register at www.esplanade.ca

 

Police Point Park Nature Centre

POLICE POINT PARK NATURE CENTRE

MEDICINE HAT INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Managed by the Grassland Naturalists
      Police Point Park Nature Centre
Open Tuesday - Sunday - 9am to 5pm daily (Except Mondays & Holidays)


NATURE CENTRE GIFT SHOP

Are you interested in showing and selling your unique art? We are looking for local artists and crafters for 2014. Please call the Nature Line at 403.529.6225 for information.

WANTED: People with a few hours to spare

The Nature Centre is always in need of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Police Point Nature Centre. For more information on upcoming events call the Nature Line 403.529.6225 or visit our website www.natureline.info or be a friend on Facebook: Police Point Park.

 

Thanks for visiting us and please tell your friends!

If you have a question or are looking for a resource, please send an email tomedicine hat women at gmail dot com and we will do our best to find the resource you are looking for.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please send an email to medicine hat women at gmail dot com and we will get in touch with you (it is a small one time fee that keeps your link on our site forever!!

If your community organization has an event coming up and want the public to know, please send an email to medicine hat women at gmail dot com to let us know.. Include a contact name and number as well as all details. We will add your information to this page free of charge as a community service.

 

What Inspires You? Contact Us Community Resources Arts and Culture Community Calendar Local Businesses