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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.

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April 2014

12-23

Grad Show 2014

2014 Visual Communications Grad Show

This is an exhibition of more than 30 design and fine art works.

The show runs from April 12-23 with the opening reception Saturday April 12, from 8-10 pm at Centennial Hall in the Medicine Hat College.

The reception will include live local music.

april

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 April 6 - Family Secrets

Week of April 13 - Living with Autism

Week of April 20 - After the Attack

Week of April 27 - Life's Myths

For further information contact Robin at 403.526.4010

Please visit our website at www.lifetreecafe.com

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

Babies and OnesBABIES & ONES:

For 4 months through 18 months with a parent or caregiver.  Enjoy songs, rhymes, tickles, and knee bounces. Registration is required. Session runs six weeks.

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

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO eREADERS AND TABLETS

Puzzled about how to put library eBooks onto your new eReader? Learn how to set up your device, download and use these resources on your computer, or transfer them to your mobile device to enjoy them on the go.

Free
Advance registration required! Information call: 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
413 6th Ave S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m

AUTISM IN THE FAMILY PRESENTATIONS:

What It Feels Like to be Autistic & Some Strategies

Tickets - $10 per person per session

Information call Diane
403.928.6638 dianemacnaughton2@gmail.com

1 & 2

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m.

THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.:

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Tickets
Ticket price for this show is $12.00 + S/C, GST at the Esplanade Box Office or online at www.tixx.ca

Information and tickets call: 403.502.8777

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

Family Story TimeEVENING FAMILY STORY TIMES

These drop-in story times are fun for toddlers through ten year olds as well as their parents, grandparents and friends. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs to celebrate a new theme each week. Pajamas and teddy bears welcome.

Free
Please drop in!

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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St. John’s Presbyterian Church
504 2nd Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
Doors open at 12:00pm
Concert at 12:15 pm

WADE GARNER ORGAN CONCERT

Bring your lunch and enjoy an organ concert  by Wade Garner in  St. John's Presbyterian Church Downtown

Free

Information call: 403.526.4542

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

These beginner classes run for three sessions and cover a basic introduction to computers, email, and how to search the Internet. If you have never used a computer before this is the course for you.

Free
Advance registration required

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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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 LibraryREAL ESTATE LAW


Purchasing or selling your home? Learn what you need to ask, what to be aware of before you sign the contract and how long it typically takes to close a deal.

Free
Cosponsored by MH Public Library, MHC Public Legal Education Program and the Alberta Law Foundation

Information call: 403.529.3844 Advanced registration is required.

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

Family Story TimeTODDLER 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

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

Thursday Afternoon Classic: BUS STOP

A naïve but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana. With Marilyn Monroe, Dan Murray and Arthur O’Connell. Followed by afternoon tea courtesy of Meadowlands. 96 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Information call 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

3 - 5

Southside Event Centre
4 Strachan Court SE
Medicine Hat AB
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Cocktails 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Show 8:00 p.m.

Thesbos presents: STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Dinner Theatre. The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that's as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy's local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighbourly gossip.

$69.00
Matinee $30:00
($10.00 from each ticket goes to Canadian Diabetes Assoc. $5.00 for the Matinee)

Information and tickets call:
403.487.5004 or online at www.thesbos.com

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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

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Connaught School
101 8th ST S.W. and
Webster Niblock
909 4 Ave N.E.
Medicine Hat AB
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition: FREE ROVING GYMES

For children up to 6 years of age. Parent supervision is required at all time. Older siblings are also welcome.

Free
Sponsored by the City of Medicine Hat Community Development

Information contact Jennifer at 403.977.8120 or Dawn at 403.878.0626

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. 
Doors open 6:45 p.m. until 7:15 p.m

TIC TAC presents: PIRATE NIGHT

Come and join a team to build a pirate ship form large cardboard boxes and race them. Partner up to win the “peg-leg” races, log rolling and surprise pirate movie. Plenty of munchies. 13-18 years old.

Free
Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Public Library
No registration is required

Information call Michelle at 403.502.8537 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NEXT STEPS: INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASSES

Wondering what the next step is once you have taken our Introduction to Computers course? These classes will go over managing your computer files, basic formatting in Microsoft Word and further exploration of popular websites and internet terminology..

Free
Advance registration required

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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

Saturday Matinee: ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry’s meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. 92 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Rated: G

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat College Theatre
299 College Dr S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. Concert

TOMORROW’S BROADWAY TODAY

A Musical Theatre Extravaganza and Fundraiser. Pre-Concert and Intermission Entertainment with Taking August

Tickets
$20 available at the front desk of the MHC Cultural Centre

Information call: 403.529.3880

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Medalta Potteries
713 Medalta Ave. S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:30 pm

JAZZ’ART CONCERT

The Jazz ‘Art Concert is a unique concept where the visual arts mingle with jazz music to create a creative environment. Four visual artists paint in front of the public to the music of 3 or 4 musicians. The visual artists have to create 4 pieces in the 1½ hours that the concert lasts. Thus, the paintings reflect the artists first thought and remain fresh.

Tickets can be purchased at The MadHatter Coffee Roastery for $15, appetizers included.

Information and tickets contact: (403) 526-3676

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12-34 Café and Pub
Elkwater, AB
7:00 p.m.

WINE TASTING WITH JAZZ SINGER NATASHA SHANNON

Enjoy a variety of wines with appetizers to celebrate springs arrival.

Cost: $55/ person
Get Your Tickets online with a link on our website under Event Calendar. www.12-34cafeandpub.com

Information call:
(403) 488-2920
elkwater1234cafe@gmail.com

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Cypress Centre Auditorium
2055 – 21st Av. S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BLISSFUL BRIDE WEDDING EXPO:

Enjoy a fashion show, tour of beautifully decorated venues and visit with local wedding industry professionals. Great prizes!

Tickets - $10.00/group including the bride, groom and wedding party

Register at: www.medicinehatnews.com/brides/

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Inspire Café
675- 2nd Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
1:00pm-2:00pm

ARTIST SHOWCASE

Featuring Jill Hankins, Blues/Jazz Vocalist and Mason Cash from Aim for Theo with Senior Voice Students of Adele M. Wilding and the MHC Conservatory Voice Instructor

Information call: Conservatory Office at (403)529-3880

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

HUMAN LIBRARY BOOK OF THE MONTH: HI-TECH VEGETABLE GARDENING

Join Rob Gardner for an informative look at high-tech vegetable gardening. Learn how to combine gardening technologies with early planting and low water use to achieve high-yield results.

Free
Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Public Library

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

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

DUCT TAPE FUN

Love Duct Tape? We do! Join in the fun of creating many different crafts with wonderful duct tape! Drinks and munchies provided. Ages 10-12 welcome

Free
No registration required

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

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

COLLECTIVE SOUL:

Hailing from the city of Atlanta, Georgia, Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine.” The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, going on to achieve Double-Platinum status.

Tickets
$49.50, $59.00 + S/C, GST on all price levels
Esplanade Box Office or online at www.tixx.ca

Information call: 403.502.8777

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

Babies and OnesBABIES & ONES:

For 4 months through 18 months with a parent or caregiver.  Enjoy songs, rhymes, tickles, and knee bounces. Registration is required. Session runs six weeks.

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

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

Family Story TimeEVENING FAMILY STORY TIMES

These drop-in story times are fun for toddlers through ten year olds as well as their parents, grandparents and friends. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs to celebrate a new theme each week. Pajamas and teddy bears welcome.

Free
Please drop in!

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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

JOHN MCDERMOTT:

John can recall the precise moment when he realized that giving up his day job and making singing his full-time career had been the right decision. That moment came at 8 pm on October 5th, 1993 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax as he walked on stage to a full house and a thunderous East Coast welcome.  It was his first concert with his own band, and he was received with such wild encore-inducing enthusiasm the concert turned into a 4-hour marathon.  John was hooked!

Tickets
$47.50 + S/C, GST on all price levels
Esplanade Box Office or online at www.tixx.ca

Information call: 403.502.8777

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

These beginner classes run for three sessions and cover a basic introduction to computers, email, and how to search the Internet. If you have never used a computer before this is the course for you.

Free
Advance registration required

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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

Law at the LibraryCHARITABLE GIVING

Do you want to make a planned gift of cash, insurance, or property to charities, societies or causes? Are you a non-profit that is seeking major gifts from donors? Join us for a brief overview of concepts to achieve your goals.

Free
Cosponsored by MH Public Library, MHC Public Legal Education Program and the Alberta Law Foundation

Information call: 403.529.3844 Advanced registration is required.

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

Family Story TimeTODDLER 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

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Medicine Hat College Theatre
299 College Dr S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 pm.

Alexander L’Estrange Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose:

Featuring the Medicine Hat College Adult, Children, and Girls' Choirs accompanied by Fiddle and Accordion in a Jazz Quintet Directed by Bradley van Middelkoop

Tickets $10  available at the Cultural Centre front desk and at the door

Conservatory Office at (403)529-3880

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

Thursday Night Flicks: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

1993 British/American romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh who stars in the film.

Free
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Rated: PG

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

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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

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NEXT STEPS: INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASSES

Wondering what the next step is once you have taken our Introduction to Computers course? These classes will go over managing your computer files, basic formatting in Microsoft Word and further exploration of popular websites and internet terminology..

Free
Advance registration required

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

11, 12, 13

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds -
Cypress Centre Auditorium
2055 21 Ave S.E.
Medicine Hat AB

SUNSHINE SKILLET & FOOD FESTIVAL

Watch chefs battle it out during exciting amateur and professional culinary competitions. Head over to the Food Festival, which will provide you the opportunity to graze through a farmer’s market-style food festival – an authentic way to explore culinary-oriented products and experience an array of nibbles from regional food purveyors.

General admission is $5.00

Information call: 403.581.5002 www.sunshineskillet.com

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Downtown Medicine Hat
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Easter Egg Hunt

Arcade Plaza Parade of Vendors During the D.T. Easter Egg Hunt -Gather up your family and friends to check out the happenings downtown for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt! Young and old alike will enjoy the treats and the sales along the streets of our beautiful core. Runwayz in store events as well as our Easter Parade of Vendors (mini trade show filling the main and lower levels of the plaza hallways)

Free

Contact Angela 403.866-9299 runwayzmedhat@yahoo.ca

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

BUNNY TALES STORYTIME

Enjoy stories and songs celebrating bunnies, Easter and spring. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Ages 3-6 welcome.

Free
Please drop in!

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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

Saturday Matinee: PLANES

A crop dusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race. 91 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by Friends of the Library
Rating: PG

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds -
Cypress Centre Field House and Pavilion
Medicine Hat AB
2055 21 Ave S.E.
1pm-8pm

BRONCS & HONKY TONKS SPRING INDOOR RODEO

On Family Day from 1:00 and 2:30 we will have pony hops, barrel racing, cow pie toss, calf roping, and mutton bustin.  We will take the first 13 entrants. All events are for children ages 6-12.  Each child will need to bring a helmet to participate in the mutton bustin. Waivers and entry forms are available for children to fill out in the Stampede office.

Adults
$18.00
Children (12+under) $8.00
Available at the Stampede Office or www.mhstampede.com

Information call: 403.527.1234

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Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds -
Cypress Centre Field House and Pavilion
Medicine Hat AB
2055 21 Ave S.E.
10am-5pm

BRONCS & HONKY TONKS SPRING INDOOR RODEO

On Family Day from 1:00 and 2:30 we will have pony hops, barrel racing, cow pie toss, calf roping, and mutton bustin.  We will take the first 13 entrants. All events are for children ages 6-12.  Each child will need to bring a helmet to participate in the mutton bustin. Waivers and entry forms are available for children to fill out in the Stampede office.

Adults
$18.00
Children (12+under) $8.00
Available at the Stampede Office or www.mhstampede.com

Information call: 403.527.1234

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

CRAFTY KIDS

Are you between 7 and 9 years old and fishing for some fun? Join us at the library for a fishy craft. 

Free
Please pre-register beginning on April 1

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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

Family Story TimeEVENING FAMILY STORY TIMES

These drop-in story times are fun for toddlers through ten year olds as well as their parents, grandparents and friends. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs to celebrate a new theme each week. Pajamas and teddy bears welcome.

Free
Please drop in!

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO eREADERS AND TABLETS

Puzzled about how to put library eBooks onto your new eReader? Learn how to set up your device, download and use these resources on your computer, or transfer them to your mobile device to enjoy them on the go.

Free
Advance registration required! Information call: 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

These beginner classes run for three sessions and cover a basic introduction to computers, email, and how to search the Internet. If you have never used a computer before this is the course for you.

Free
Advance registration required

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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

Thursday Afternoon Classic: HAROLD AND MAUDE

Young, rich and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. With Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles. 91 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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

Saturday Matinee: FLASHBACK SATURDAY THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982)

On another planet in the distant past, a Geifling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. 93 minutes

Free
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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

SPRING BREAK MATINEES

April 21-The Smurfs,
April 22- The Smurfs 2,
April 23-Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,
April 24-Ender’s Game,
April 25-The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Free
Advance registration required

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

21-25

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First St S.E
Medicine Hat AB
7:30 p.m.

ELVIS, ELVIS, ELVIS

The ultimate tribute to the King.

Tickets $51.00 + S/C, GST

Information call 403.502.8777 www.tixx.ca

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

Family Story TimeEVENING FAMILY STORY TIMES

These drop-in story times are fun for toddlers through ten year olds as well as their parents, grandparents and friends. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs to celebrate a new theme each week. Pajamas and teddy bears welcome.

Free
Please drop in!

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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

PURL JAM: THE NEW TWEEN/TEEN STITCHING NIGHT

Calling all tweens and teens, stitchers, beginners and those who would like to learn some stitching skills. Bring along a project that you’re working on or would like to get started on. Refreshments provided. Ages 10-18.

Free

Information call 403.502.8526

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

Thursday Night Flicks: PARKLAND

A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. With Zac Effron, Tom Welling and Billy Bob Thornton. 93 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Rated 14A

Information call 403.502.8526

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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

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NEXT STEPS: INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASSES

Wondering what the next step is once you have taken our Introduction to Computers course? These classes will go over managing your computer files, basic formatting in Microsoft Word and further exploration of popular websites and internet terminology..

Free
Advance registration required

Information call 403.502.8525 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. 
Doors open 6:45 p.m

TIC TAC presents: CARNIVAL NIGHT

Jello pie eating contest, plinko, ladder ball, balloon popping game, nerf gun shooting gallery, bean bag toss, WII Carnival games, hot fresh popcorn with additional seasoning and snow cones. Ages 13-18.

Free
Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Public Library
No registration is required

Information call 403.502.8526

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

Saturday Matinee: THE SWORD IN THE STONE

The wizard Merlin teaches a young boy who is destined to be King Arthur. 79 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by Friends of the Library
Rating: PG

Information call 403.502.8526

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Medicine Hat Public Library
414 First Street S.E.
Medicine Hat AB
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

SELF HYNOSIS AND POSITIVE SELF-TALK

Join popular presenter Tom Gillis for a practical and informative look at the sub-conscious mind and the patterns that are formed there. Learn how to use the power of self-hypnosis and positive self-talk to manage stress and achieve success.

Free

Information call 403.502.8526

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Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
401 First St S.E
Medicine Hat AB
7:00 p.m.

JOAN RIVERS

Joan Rivers is an entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, Joan is internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-award-winning television talk show host, and Tony-award-nominated actress

Tickets - $59.00 + s/c & GST
Esplanade Box Office or online at www.tixx.ca

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

Sunday Film: RUSH

The merciless 1970’s rivalry between Fomula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. With Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. 123 minutes.

Free
Sponsored by Friends of the Library
Rating: PG

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

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Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
413 6th  Ave S.E .
Medicine Hat AB
1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

AUTISM IN THE FAMILY PRESENTATIONS

School Strategies for Autistic Individuals

Tickets $10 per person per session

Information call Diane MacNaughton, B.A. Psychology 403.928.6638 dianemacnaughton2@gmail.com

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

Family Story TimeEVENING FAMILY STORY TIMES

These drop-in story times are fun for toddlers through ten year olds as well as their parents, grandparents and friends. Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs to celebrate a new theme each week. Pajamas and teddy bears welcome.

Free
Please drop in!

Information call: 403.502.8526 www.mhpl.info

 

 

Notices

LIVE MUSIC IN MEDICINE HAT

Ye Olde Jar Bar (all shows start at 7:30 unless there is an opener, then 7 pm)
- Yves Lambert (Quebec) - Special French Music Night - Thursday, March 6.            
Reserve your tickets by calling Pat at 403-52k6-7346 or Lori at 403-526-7788.     $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  
- Coco Love Alcorn and Ian Sherwood (winner at Canadian Folk Music Awards) - Saturday, March 22.
Check out details here, email Piet or Ina at pietina@shaw.ca or phone them at 403-527-0657.

Oly's Alehouse (No cover)
Sean Hogan - Thursday, March 6 (8 pm)

Live Music Club  
Monday night jams - Medicine Hat Legion at 7:30 pm.  NOTE NEW TIME.
Third Monday of each month is dedicated to a Circle Jam but it starts at 8:00 pm due to conflicting events.

Patio Cafe All concerts 6-8 pm (except as noted)
Garma - Friday, March 7
Ali Sellin - Friday, March 14
The Harcourts (Kevin and Marg) - Saturday, March 15 (11-1)
Jocelyn Hodel - Friday, March 21
Connie Jean - Friday, March 28
The Harcourts (Kevin and Marg) - Sunday, March 30 (11-1) 
Michael Coughlan - Every Friday 12-1:30 pm

Schooner's Pub
The Elderly Boys (Jay Bowcott, Brady Enslen and Derek Hintz), Black Panther and the Dirty Dirty Dirty plus ellenbaba.  8 pm, Saturday, March 15.  $5 at the door. Green beer on tap.

Inspire Cafe
Rigo Alvarado - Friday, March 7 (8-10 pm)
Taking August (Daniel Hooft & Kelsey Porter) - Friday, March 7 (8-10 pm)Sultry Sirens of Celtic Music (Trea Jensen & Miriam Hak) - St. Patrick's Day - Monday,          March 17.  Tickets $40 + GST.  Irish-inspired dinner and beer tasting. Doors 
     open 6:30 pm, Show at 7-10 pm.
Blake Berglund - Friday, March 21 (8-10 pm)
Jocelyn Hodel - Friday, March 28 (8-10 pm)
Garma (Gary & Maura Bourdon) - Friday, April 4 (8-10 pm)

MHFMC Singer Songwriter Night featuring Orit Shimoni from Montreal - Saturday, April 4 (7:30-10 pm, $5 cover)

 

 

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!

Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition
Want some place warm to play with your children?
FREE ROVING GYMES: for children up to 6 years of age
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 28                   St. John’s Church, 504 - 2 Street SE
                                                Crestwood School, 2300 - 19 Avenue SE

Friday, April 4                                    Connaught School, 101 8 Street SW
                                                Webster Niblock School, 909 - 4 Avenue NE

 

Parent supervision is required at all time. Older siblings are also welcome.
For more information contact Jennifer at 403.977.8120 or Dawni at 403.878.0626
Sponsored by the City of Medicine Hat Community Development

Sunrise Rotary Ride
The Road to Reading
March 1 - May 3, 2014

For the next 2 months, grade 4 students in Medicine Hat will receive passport cards when a library ambassador is invited to visit their classroom. These passport cards may be traded at the Library for new library cards and will also act as entry forms in the Sunrise Rotary Ride the Road to Reading contest.  Prizes include bikes, skateboards and book store gift cards.  This program is made possible by the generous support of Sunrise Rotary Club of Medicine Hat.

For information call: Medicine Hat Library Children’s Services 403.502.8526

Grade four teachers in Medicine Hat may book a Library Ambassador by phoning
Carol Ann at 403-502-8532

 

Miywasin Centre

INSPIRE LIVE MUSIC

Inspire Cafe
Rigo Alvarado - Friday, March 7 (8-10 pm)
Taking August (Daniel Hooft & Kelsey Porter) - Friday, March 7 (8-10 pm)Sultry Sirens of Celtic Music (Trea Jensen & Miriam Hak) - St. Patrick's Day - Monday,          March 17.  Tickets $40 + GST.  Irish-inspired dinner and beer tasting. Doors 
     open 6:30 pm, Show at 7-10 pm.
Blake Berglund - Friday, March 21 (8-10 pm)
Jocelyn Hodel - Friday, March 28 (8-10 pm)
Garma (Gary & Maura Bourdon) - Friday, April 4 (8-10 pm)

MHFMC Singer Songwriter Night featuring Orit Shimoni from Montreal - Saturday, April 4 (7:30-10 pm, $5 cover)

www.inspireart.ca

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

 

David Alexander: The Shape of Place
February 22, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Nationally known Canadian artist David Alexander has travelled the world, experiencing and interpreting landscape through hiking and boating. This exhibition presents colourful and richly expressive works which vividly depict such varied locales as the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, the Canadian prairies, and the Rocky Mountains. Although Alexander could be seen as a landscape painter, Kelowna Art Gallery Curator Liz Wylie comments that “the connotations of this moniker are of picturesque views and Alexander is after something more primal, in some cases wilder, and in every case, more about an essential truth in both the depicted place and his work.” David Alexander has presented his paintings and drawings in an extensive number of solo and group exhibitions from 1966 to the present across Canada, the USA, Iceland, Scotland and Switzerland, with many works in public and corporate collections around the world. He lives and works near Kelowna, British Columbia.
We are pleased to announce that David Alexander will join us for the public reception on Wednesday, March 12 at 7.00 p.m. with an informal, personal tour of the exhibition.

 

Jacek Kosciuk: Everything is New Again
February 22, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Inventive, edgy, vibrant, eclectic, comic and disturbingly beautiful are all possible descriptors for the collages and paintings in this solo exhibition by former Medicine Hat resident Jake Kosciuk. Wildly imaginative and absolutely contemporary, Kosciuk’s practice nonetheless has its aesthetic roots in Surrealist sensibilities, which perhaps comes as no surprise given the post war upheaval from which that explosive art movement was unleashed. Like Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Duchamp and others, Kosciuk incorporates a wide swathe of found materials, images and texts in collages and paintings with a loose yet kinetic energy that is underpinned by aesthetic rigour and unexpected precision. Despite its art historical antecedents, Kosciuk’s work is very much a popular culture aesthetic for today, based on the myriad varieties of images found everywhere in our society, from television to urban graffiti to internet.
Now living and working in British Columbia, Kosciuk was based in Winnipeg for a decade, where his work was presented in the large group exhibition My Winnipeg at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. This major national exhibition was subsequently presented in Paris and Sète, France. Kosciuk’s work has also been shown in the group exhibition Sit(e)ings: Trajectory for a Future at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and at The Forest City Gallery in London, Ontario amongst others.

 

THE ESPLANADE ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE MUSEUM

Ice Age Mammals
February 17, 2014 - June 14, 2014
Ice Age Mammals is a national travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in partnership with the Montreal Science Centre, the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology that explores the hot topic of climate change. Find out all about the last ice age; the mammals that survived and those that didn’t. See skulls and bones of ice age beasts, and detailed artwork of what they looked like. Touch a real mammoth tusk! Hear scientists’ stories as they recount their Arctic adventures and discoveries. It’s a cool experience!

2014 Living History Presentation Series
February 15, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Again this year, the Esplanade Archives in collaboration with the Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District present Living History Presentation Series. A series of video interviews of people who make a difference in our community!

April 12: Lane Linden - entrepreneur, father, builder…

 

 

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)

PROJECT FEEDER WATCH

Police Point Park Nature Centre
December - April, 2014 
Bird feeders provide wonderful  Glimpses of our resident birds, and are a source of very useful data. Come and help us count the birds.      

FREE: Families & Friends of all ages are encouraged to get outdoors and engage in some interactive reading. Co-sponsored by the Medicine Hat Public Library.
          

March 1 - June 14, 2014
Mini Mammoth Exhibit is on display in the Main Gallery, in cooperation with the Esplanade Museum’s Ice Age Mammals.

Captured By Young Photographers
March 30 - April 30, 2014, Opening: Sun., March 30, 2:30 PM
Amazing Photographs of Police Point and the South Saskatchewan River by Local Young People.

Free Program: Geocaching- Just the Basics
April 12, 1:00 pm at the Police Point Park Nature Centre

Free Program: The ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION
Sponsored by Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club

April 18, 19, 20 from 10am to 4pm
April 21 from 10am to 2pm
Chicks & Bunnies & Making Ukrainian Decorated Eggs ($.50 @ egg)

Watch for our Annual Spring Park Clean Up - Saturday April 27 Police Point Park

WHEN THE SNOW FLIES

Cross-Country Skis Package or Snowshoes
Rentals available: only $4/hour or $15/day

FREE SELF-GUIDED WINTER ACTIVITIES

Try one of our Winter Discovery Walks. Bring the whole family to discover what can be found in the winter surroundings.

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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