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October 2014

17 – 19

Stampede Field House
Medicine Hat AB
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fall Into Christmas Fine Art and Handcraft Market:

Shop for Canadian Handmade Gifts this holiday season with 120 of Canada’s best artists, artisans and designers from coast to coast. Bringing you these special gifts that are guaranteed to catch your eye and captivate your heart.For 3 days only visit Fall Into Christmas Fine Art & Handcraft Market.

$5.00
Free for children 12 and under
Unlimited free re-admission

Information contact: info@signatures.ca

18

Medicine Hat Lodge
1051 Ross Glen Dr SE
Medicine Hat AB
6:00 p.m.

Medicine Hat Police Association 55th Annual Ball

Medicine Hat Police Association 55th Annual Ball: Featuring Dueling Pianos from “Aussie Rules Piano Bar”.

$65.00
Table of 8 - $400.00

Tickets available at the Medicine Hat Lodge

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m.

Saturday Matinees:

For more information about the free movies being shown at the Medicine Hat Public Library, please visit www.mhpl.info or phone 403-502-8525.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

18

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First Street S.E.
7:30 p.m.

Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean is one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and a best-selling author. Since the premier of his hit CBC radio show “THE VINYL CAFÉ” in 1994, listeners have tuned in every week for an eclectic musical journey and to hear about the trials and tribulations of Dave (the owner of everyone’s favorite second-hand record store), his wife Morley, and his children Stephanie and Sam.

Tickets
$55.00 + S/C, GST
Students
$35.00+ S/C, GST

Information call: 403.502.8777

19

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
2:00 p.m.

NFB Film Club

Out of Mind, Out of Sight (documentary) - What happens to people who suffer from mental illness and commit violent crimes? Patients and staff at a Mental Health Centre share their experiences with stunning frankness.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

22

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

Elizabeth Bergmann

Acclaimed as "one of the brightest stars in the elite world of piano duos," theBergmann Piano Duo have inspired audiences for more than two decades. Their performances – in recital and with orchestra - have taken them to concert halls throughout North America and Europe. The duo has appeared at International festivals including MusicFest Vancouver, the celebrated Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Tage für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Braunschweiger Kammermusik Podium, EXPO 2000 in Hannover, and most recently recitals in Munich and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (2013).

Tickets 
$25.00 + S/C, GST

Information call: 403.502.8777

22

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Law at the Library: Executor’s Duties and Responsibilities

Executor’s Duties and Responsibilities - Have you been named as an executor of an estate for a relative or friend? This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor as that person gathers in estate assets, pays the debts, distributes to beneficiaries, and generally administers the estate. Host: Cameron J. Kemp Law Office

Free
Registration Required

Information and registration call:
403.529.3844

23

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

23

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

Thursday Evening Films:

For more information about the free movies being shown at the Medicine Hat Public Library, please visit www.mhpl.info or phone 403-502-8525.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

23

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

Thursday Evening Films:

For more information about the free movies being shown at the Medicine Hat Public Library, please visit www.mhpl.info or phone 403-502-8525.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

23

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

24

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First Street S.E.
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Great Beers of the Great War

Beer Tasting: Join us at the Esplanade to sample some delicious beers that were popular during the Great War.

$25.00 - Advance registration required

Information and registration call:
Carol Ann
(403) 526.2060
Lorraine
(403) 977-1363

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Law at the Library: Employment Standards

Employment Standards- This session is designed for business owners, managers, supervisors and payroll and accounting personnel to provide a better understanding of rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Code. Host: Scot Hecker, Employment Standards Alberta

Free
Registration Required

Information and registration call:
403.529.3844

25

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

The Comic Strippers

A male stripper parody and improv comedy show, these gents will have you busting up with laughter. Come see the sexylarious spectacle that’s sold out shows in Australia, Vegas and now Canada.

Tickets 
$35.00 + S/C, GST
Group 6+ $30.00 

Information call: 403.502.8777

25

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m.

Saturday Matinees:

For more information about the free movies being shown at the Medicine Hat Public Library, please visit www.mhpl.info or phone 403-502-8525.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

25

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m.

Monster Crafts

Join Maeghan for monster activites and stories celebrating Halloween. 

Free
Registration Required

Information and registration call: 403.502.8526

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

Hallo’Tween Night:

Come and enjoy Halloween activities.  Come in costume for a chance to win a prize.  Drinks and munchies provided. 

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Law at the Library: Personal Directives

Personal Directives - If you become mentally or physically incompetent, who will handle your medical and other personal life decisions and the kinds of choices made on your behalf? Preparing your Personal Directive will increase your control over medical care received in an emergency or in the event of deteriorating health. In this session, we will explore what this directive should include and examine medical, legal, and ethical issues.

Free
Registration Required

Information and registration call:
403.529.3844

30

Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Stitching in the Library

The Library’s Knitting, Crocheting and Stitching Club:
Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers and those who would like to learn some stitching skills! Bring along a project that you’re working on or would like to start.

Free

Information call: 403.502.8525

30

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

 

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

October

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 Oct 19 - Living a Lie

Week of Oct 26 - Zombies

Week of Nov 2 - Second Chances

Week of Nov 8 - We're not alone

For further information contact Robin at 403.526.4010

Please visit our website at www.lifetreecafe.com

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

 

Medicine Hat’s War, 1914-1918
Esplanade Museum
AUGUST 4, 2014– APRIL 12, 2015

Its military heritage is an important part of Medicine Hat’s identity. One of the explanations of our Alberta city’s unique name is that it derives from a battle between neighbouring First Nations during which a Shaman, or “Medicine Man,” lost his headdress. During the 1885 upheaval involving Louis Riel, a troop of Nova Scotia volunteers was stationed here to guard the newly created railroad bridge across the South Saskatchewan River, and a Home Guard was formed to protect the infant community. Local men volunteered during the Boer War and significant numbers, including nurses, volunteered for service during the First World War. Men and women from Medicine Hat again served during the Second World War and in 1941 a military testing facility was created at nearby Suffield which continues to operate to this day. Medicine Hat’s sons and daughters also served in Korea and in Canada’s overseas commitments ever since.
The Esplanade Museum and the Esplanade Archives have created an exhibit to commemorate the centennial of First World War. The staff are receiving invaluable assistance from volunteers who are members of the local Robertson Memorial Branch #17 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members of the Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat. They have been engaged in a variety of tasks including research, design and program development, but perhaps their biggest contribution has been to serve as a sort of “internal focus group.” Their suggestions, observations and comments have been critical to the evolution of the exhibit.
“Medicine Hat’s War 1914-1918” will open on Monday, August 4, 2014 the actual centenary of Britain’s, and therefore at the time Canada’s, declaration of war. Appropriately, it is also Heritage Day in Alberta. The exhibit will be available for public viewing until April 12, 2015, another significant day in Canada’s military history. The Esplanade Museum is located in downtown Medicine Hat. The public, CFB Suffield employees, members of BATUS and Legion members from across the country, their families and friends, and anyone who had an ancestor who served during the First World War are welcome to join us at the Opening or during the time the exhibit is available.

Portraits of the Great War
Esplanade Archives Vignette
AUGUST 20 – NOVEMBER 3, 2014

As men and women received their uniforms, many sought out, or were enticed by, photographers who captured their images in service attire.   Some wanted to ensure new loves did not forget them while they were overseas.  Some wanted to ensure family had a visual remembrance if they did not return. Through a small selection of portraits of those who served in the Frist World War, capture a glimpse of the love, pride, strength, friendship, and occasional humour of men and women from Medicine Hat who served.

Shirley Brown
Bird Work: Apocalypse/Ossuary
OCTOBER 18 – DECEMBER 6, 2014

Public Reception with the Artist and
Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk
Friday November 21, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Having found 29 skeletons of birds in her parents’ abandoned home, rural Manitoba artist Shirley Brown was inspired by their beauty and her own personal losses to explore her fascination with disaster. After paintings and drawing which pictured the birds as ancient beings from a lost civilization, Brown then imagined the culture in which they may have lived, creating maps and remnants of ‘armies’ from the bird civilization’s final apocalypse, as well as ossuaries and burial boxes. The exhibition’s poignancy, decorative beauty, whimsy and dark humour provoke thoughts of human civilization and its many ruins and mysteries, through the passage of time.

 

Deborah Forbes
The Princess and the Plesiosaur
OCTOBER 18 – DECEMBER 6, 2014

Public Reception with the Artist and
Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk
Friday November 21, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Deborah Forbes’ small steel figures in classic ‘princess’ dresses made of lace and crochet move through a constellation of light cast onto the gallery floor that evokes the form of a plesiosaur fossil, with their surroundings shifting through fire, water, outer space and wind in grass. In this mysterious environment the Medicine Hat artist and educator invokes the mantra that ‘nothing is lost’ throughout time, by creating a rich tapestry that interweaves the pioneering work of female paleontologist Mary Anning in revealing and analysing fossils with the equally enduring icon of the princess in European history; with textile handiwork traditionally associated with women and with the uses of children, especially girls, for economic gain through the centuries.

 

SENIOR SERVICES

Compass for the Caregiver Group
Information and assistance program for caregivers – Wed. Oct. 9th - Nov. 26th 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Register at the Strathcona Centre by calling 403-529-8307 or visiting the office at 1150 5th Street SE, between the hours of 8-4pm.

Information Officers are available Monday and Wednesday:10am – 12pm
@ Strathcona Centre. This is a walk-in service, no appointment necessary. People are encouraged to use this program for assistance to fill out Canada Pension Plan Retirement forms, applying for the Guaranteed Income Supplement, or assistance with Old Age Security forms.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY EVENTS
Watch each month for upcoming events and topics that will assist you in reaching your personal goal for health and wellness.  Take the first step to making a difference in your life. These events are no charge and open to everyone.

MOVIE MATINÉE & MUNCHIES
Wednesday, October 1, 2014: 12:45pm – 2:20pm
South Auditorium at Strathcona Centre
Movie Title: ‘Chef’ (2014) Rated R for profanity
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Supportive Counselling Services
Next session:  October 8, 2014; Morning sessions
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 (Medicine Hat Family Service) for an appointment.


Wellness Wednesday Information Session
Wed, October 15 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
South Auditorium at Strathcona Centre
Topic: Seasonal Health for Aging Adults
Being aware of seasonal health issues - such as: communicable diseases, flu, antibiotics, and travel health. Learn how to be better prepared for the winter season. Where do you go for the latest information on health concerns? How do you know what immunizations you may need to travel out of the country? Get all your seasonal health questions answered!

DROP-IN LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES (DILLS)
Wednesday, October 22 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Skylight Room at Strathcona Centre
TOPIC: Guilt & Shame in Relationships
How people in our lives may use guilt to manipulate us. How we can develop healthy relationships outside of guilt?

These events are no charge and open for everyone. Enjoy refreshments and the company of others.  Please register by calling 403-529-8307.

Need your flu shot?
Senior Services - City of Medicine Hat will host a booth at the Adult Resource Fair in conjunction with the regular influenza immunization clinic at the Cypress centre. Come see us and get your flu shot!
When: Monday, October 20th, 9:00 - 3:00pm
Where: Cypress Centre, Medicine Hat

 

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.

 

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