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Spring cleaning in the dog days of summer? Donate your gently used paperback books and magazines (current copy within two years) to HSC's Bookcart. The Bookcart delivers reading material to our in-patients. Information: Angie 204-787-3533.

Red River Farmers' Market Saturdays now-Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Red River Exhibition Park (south end) and features the best and freshest products from Manitoba producers. Free parking and free admission.

Fall art classes start Sept. 10 for 10 weeks at the Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie St. Open house & registration, 1- 4 p.m. now to Sept. 6. We are an artist-run registered charity -- free studio time with adult classes, centrally located, free parking, wheelchair access for most classes. For details visit: or call 235-1069.

Nearly New Shop bag sale, now-Sept. 6., 961 Portage Ave. 772-362.

Charleswood Historical Society Museum, open Sept. 1, 15 & 29, 2-4 p.m., 5006 Roblin Blvd. (Seniors Centre, lower level). 832-1140.

11th Annual WAVE self-guiding artists' tour, Sept. 1 & 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., starting from north of Selkirk and winding along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg all the way up to Arnes. Download a brochure

Sam's Spiel Sept. 2, noon, Winnipeg Free Press News Café, 237 McDermot Ave. (204) 943-0682.

Run for Diabetes 3rd-annual fundraiser Sept. 3, Assiniboine Park. Half marathon, 10K, 3K, Kids Fun Run. Register: online at Running Room. Information: John, Kelvin or 925-3800, ext. 225.

West Kildonan Legion Pig & Corn Roast Sept. 3, noon; Memorial parade, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m.; fall tea Sept. 16, 2-4 p.m.,1748 Main S. Information: 338-3266.

Westview Dance Club, Winnipeg's longest-running dance club, 1970 - 2012 Social Dancing for Couples, including weekly lessons and practices with Certified Silver Level Instruction. Registration Sept. 4, classes start week of Sept. 10. Information: Bev 204-275-6484 or

Winnipeg Depression Recovery Program one night weekly Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 1314 Henderson Hwy. The Depression Recovery Program is an 8-week education seminar that helps you to learn how to identify depression and its causes, improve your emotional intelligence, enhance your energy level and mood, overcome depression through positive lifestyle changes, eat for optimal brain function, manage stress without distress, live above loss, defeat depression through right thinking, and achieve peak mental performance. Information and registration: Sept. 4, 6, 10 and 12, 7 p.m., 1314 Henderson Hwy. Information: 204-774-1402.

Local Chapter of the Inner Peace Movement of Canada presents Trust Your Intuition with Mandana Rastan and Philip Ponchet presenting lectures, Sept. 5, 1 and 7:30 p.m., Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave. Information:

Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities is travelling across the province to solicit comments from people with disabilities or chronic health conditions, about their experiences with primary health care and will be in Winnipeg Sept. 5, 4-6 p.m. and Sept. 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 640 Main St. Register: 943-6099 or

Manitoba Wildlife Federation's fundraising banquet Wild at Heart, Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Victoria Inn. Featuring Winnipeg Blue Bomber players Buck Pierce and Glenn January. Funds raised go to support MWF education and conservation programs and the Children's Hospital Research Foundation of MB. Tickets: 204-633-5967 or

Grands 'n' More Winnipeg member meeting is Bring a Friend Night, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Riverview Community Centre, 90 Ashland Ave. Grands potluck supper, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave. Presentation: Women and Water in Africa with Nancy Cosway. Tickets: Enid 204-253-0066 or Barb

New Directions 9th Annual Opikihiwawin Traditional Powwow Sept. 8, 11 a.m., Camp Amisk, across from La Barrier Park. A free shuttle will operate all day from 491 Portage Ave. to the powwow and back. Information: 783-7078 or

Churchill Park & Korean United Churches garage sale, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 525 Beresford Ave.

Things Antiques and Gifts Sidewalk Sale, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 913 Corydon Ave. Hosted by the women's committee of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, with proceeds going to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Happy Mike's Coffee House begins another season of family entertainment with classical guitarist, Neil Choi, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., St. James Anglican Church Hall, 195 Collegiate St. Information: or 204-888-3489.

Multiple myeloma Bud Spud & Steak Night kick-off, Sept. 9, Canad Inns Destination Centre Transcona, 826 Regent Ave. W. 204-269-9090.

Kidney Foundation of Canada-Manitoba Branch annual Renal Ride Glide and Stride, Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk, St. Vital Park. Pledge forms and register: 989-0807 or

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg meeting, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 825 Sherbrook St. Tara Naltman, pharmacist, will be discussing medications for fibromyalgia. The group is also offering a three-part educational course, Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia, Nov. 15, 19, and 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Information: 975-3037 or

Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Kick Butt 3k or 5k Walk or Run for Colorectal Cancer, Sept. 10, register 8-10 a.m., starts 10 a.m., Kildonan Park.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg 100-Mile Dinner, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., Centro Caboto Centre. Join head chef Luc Jean of RRC along with our team of chefs in this unique culinary affair. Information:

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg sponsoring Tai Chi For Active Living classes begin Sept. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (beginner) and 7:30-9:30 p.m. (advanced) for 10 weeks. Information: 975-3037 or

Village Green open dance Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Harrow United Church, Harrow at Mulvey. Music with The Fine Companions. Information: 284-2235.

Scottish Country Dancers free Welcome Dance, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Anglican Church, 830 North Dr. Information: David 284-4667 or

The Friends of Gardens Manitoba Fall Plant Sale; Daylilies, heucheras, hydrangeas and roses at very special prices Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Canadian Mennonite University North Campus.

St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Fall Fun Fair/Garage Sale on Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 730 McPhillips St.

Manitoba Orchid Society meeting with Chuck Taylor talking on phragmipediums (Lady Slippers) Sept. 16, 1 p.m., Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Children's Hospital Book Market paperback sale, Sept. 20-22, St. Vital Centre during regular mall hours. All sale support the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

Arthritis Society two events with Shapes Fitness Centres: Black Light zumba, Sept. 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Shapes Pembina and Sweat it out for Arthritis, all spin and hot yoga classes, Sept. 22, Pembina and Westwood. Information: or 204-942-4892.

Ag Writers Conference breakfast, Sept. 23, 9 a.m., Winnipeg Free Press News Café.

Manitoba Writers' Guild In dialogue Series, Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. and dec. 10, 7 p.m., Winnipeg Free Press News Café.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary dinner, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave. Speaker Dr. Kevin White. RSVP: Kathy 204-632-2832 by Sept. 15.

Warren United Church fall supper and bake sale, Sept. 16, 3-6 p.m., Warren Memorial Hall. 15 minute drive from the Perimeter on Hwy. #6 north.

Alpha House Foundation, 2nd Stage Shelter, Bud, Spud and Steak Fundraiser to support women and children who have left an abusive relationship, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m., Tijuana Yacht Club. Tickets 982-2011.

Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba presents Seasons... Memories... Healing, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Victoria Inn and Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Cres. Information: 204-889-8525, or

Assiniboine Community College offers courses to become a master gardener beginning with garden fundamentals, Sept. 22 & 29, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftsbury Blvd. Register: 1-800-862-6307 or

Multiple myeloma March second annual multiple myeloma Sept. 23, Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer St. 204-218-5222.

Manitoba Writer's Guild In Dialogue Series, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Winnipeg Free Press News Café, 237 McDermot Ave. (204) 943-0682.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church fowl supper, Sept. 29, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m., 637 Buckingham Rd. Tickets: Hilla 204-453-3667 or Marlene 204-895-1628 or 204-832-4564. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Spanish Institute offers new Spanish courses for all levels Oct. 1, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Registration: or 204-832-9893 or

University of Manitoba Press -- Imagining Winnipeg: History Through the Photographs of LB Foote, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe, 237 McDermot Ave. (204) 943-0682.

Oxford Height's C.C. gotta dance, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., 359 Dowling Av. E. - Transcona. A Swingin' Evening with Country Charm. Information: 204-222-2578.

Eastern MB Square and Round Dance Association's 60th anniversary dance/party, Oct. 13, 2-5 p.m., St. James Civic Centre. Information: 391-0111 or 489-6655.

McClure United Church Women luncheon and bazaar, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., McClure United Church, 533 Greenwood Pl.

Osteoporosis Canada fundraiser Tea With a Twist, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m., Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave. Tickets: 204-772-3498 or

Silver Heights United Church annual fowl supper, Nov. 3, 199 Garrioch Ave. Tickets available in Sept. 832-6071 or

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg three-part educational course, Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia, Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m., 825 Sherbrook St.

Wednesday's on Waverley meets every Wednesday, 12:05-1 p.m., 1000 Waverley Blvd. Information: Tannis 256-7890.

Pacesetters Toastmasters meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Library of Charleswood Jr. High. Enter building in the SW nearest the gym and Eric Coy Arena. Information: Victoria 895-9797.

Luxton Adult Learning program Basic Literacy, Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Luxton School, 111 Polson Ave. Register: Margaret 632-4725.

Windy Corners Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, noon, Victory Building, 269 Main St. at Graham. Develop great communication skills in one hour a week. Information: 942-5453.

Y Neighbours gives women at home with young children an opportunity to meet other moms one morning a week for coffee, conversation and speakers and activities. Information for places and times call Bonni 953-7317.

Fort Garry Legion Texas Holdem' - Monday's 7 p.m., cribbage Thursday's 7:30 p.m., Friday night bingo, 7:30 p.m., 1125 Pembina Hwy.

Soroptimist International of Winnipeg is looking for women interested in women's issues and / or have fundraising ideas and skills to join our organization. Information: or Kay 837-1290.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) a friendly, support weight loss group meets Tuesdays, 8:45-10 a.m., Southdale Community Centre, 254 Lakewood Blvd. Information: 253-9743 or 222-3332.

Daytimers Toastmasters meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 2-3:30 p.m., Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton St. Improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Information: 661-6199 or 772-9982.

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA) meets every Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave. Information: or or Diana, 231-3699.

Sara Riel's Work Placement Force program maybe able to help you find and keep employment if you are unemployed and have or have had a mental health concern. Call 237-9559, ext. 50.

Post Polio Network offers support and information. Call 975-3037 or

Fort Garry Legion Texas Hold'em, Monday and Friday, 7 p.m. and branch bingo Friday, 7:30 p.m., 1125 Pembina Hwy.

Lion's Place Toastmasters meet alternate Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 610 Portage Ave. Call 888-6743 or

Grace Toastmasters offers an entertaining evening out. Information: 654-1466 or

Manitoba Chapter of the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada holds support groups on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. If you are infertile and need support, call 488-2673 or for time and location.

Crossroads Toastmasters meets every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. in the library at College Pierre Elliot Trudeau, 216 Redonda St. Call Dallas, 661-6199 or Stan, 669-2697, or

Deer Lodge Senior Men's Curling League looking for curlers for the 2012/2013 season, Oct. to March,Tues.and Thurs. from 11 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. All skill levels plus first-time curlers welcome. Information about prices, contact 837-6900 or 261-8790.

Voyageur Toastmasters meets Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. at Deer Lodge Centre 2nd Floor Life Learning Centre 2109 Portage Ave.. Information or Doreen 452-4314.

Norman Art Group of St. James are resuming their Wed. evening meetings. Studio nights as well as teachers class nights. New members and guests welcome. Bordaire Commuity Club, 471 Hampton St. Information phone 837-1176.

Windy City Wanderers have walks Sundays, 9:30 a.m., 5 & 10 Ks. Call Terry, 453-2905 or

OCD Centre Manitoba has trained volunteer mentors who can work with adults living in Winnipeg who have been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. If you are interested in having a mentor call, 942-3331.

Speech Masters meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month, St. James Collegiate. Information: 837-4757 or 889-0063.

Skyliner Toastmasters meets every Monday, 6:30 p.m., Canad Inns Polo Park. Information: Jack, 896-3318.

Lions Place Toastmasters meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 610 Portage Ave. Information: Ardythe, 772-9982 or

PBS Toastmasters meets Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Grace Hospital, Conference room A, lower level. Information: Guy, 804-5756.

Toastmasters meet on main Floor 610 Portage Ave from 7-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month. Guests welcome. Information: Jennet 284-6828 or

Osborne House is a safe place for women and children in Winnipeg fleeing from domestic violence. OH would like to receive donations of New Clothing Items for both women and children (all ages). Unused Personal care items for example shampoo, face products, personal hygiene products. To donate call 942 7373 ext. 240.

Toastmasters Club Francs-Parleurs meets every Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., College Louis Riel, 585 St-Jean Baptiste St. Information: Lucien, 257-7361.

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba offers peer support, adapted exercises and more. Call 942-2880 and ask for Russ or Lorraine.

Spectrum Art Group meets 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Rd. Information: Cathy, 275-2171.

Alcoholics Anonymous - If you think you have a problem with alcohol call 942-0126, for the location of a meeting near you.

Grenfell Art group meets Tuesdays @10 a.m. to 2 p.m.., Riverview Community Centre, 90 Ashland Ave. Information: Joyce at 667-9570 or

Emotions Anonymous meets Thursdays, 8 p.m., St. Eugene Church, 1009 St. Mary's Rd.

Adult children anonymous is a group of men and women working together to learn to overcome the affects of growing up in a dysfunctional family where abuse may have occurred! does your life seem out of control? Do you have a fear of situations, people, or authority figures? Anonymity is assured; they use first names only; it's free; and non-partisan. for times and locations call 253-5974 or

Jesus Cares Street Outreach Ministry seeking donations of furniture, clothing, blankets, food, also require a good used van or truck, 2-443 Elgin Ave. Information: 943-9114.

Soroptimist International of Winnipeg is inviting women interested in women's issues and / or have fundraising ideas and skills to join our organization.

Contact or Kay at 837-1290.

General Sir Sam Steele Br #117 offers the following; seniors lunch and dance Wednesdays from noon to 3p.m.Texas Hold"em Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Bingo Friday night at 7 p.m. Meat bingo every second tuesday and Sunday afternoon meat bingo once a month.

Luxton Literacy Working Group offers: Basic English classes suited to your individual needs, Mondays, 6-9 p.m., register, Judith, 837-5520; Computer classes, Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m., register, Margaret, 632-4725, Luxton School, 111 Polson Ave. Free. Babysitting is provided free of charge.

Peak Performers Toastmasters Club, Thursdays at 6:59 a.m., Eglise Communautaire de la Riviere Rouge, 156 Marion Street. Open to all ages, interests and professional qualifications. Jenny, 228-9959,

St. Vital Streamliners weight loss group meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Frontenac School, 866 Autumnwood. Call Norma, 233-0778 or Claire, 237-3420.

Centennial Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Unity Truth Centre, 300 Arlington at Portage. Information: Joan, 774-3202.

The East Kildonan Ladies Curling Club has openings for curlers at the Rossmere Country Club on Wednesday Mornings at 8:55 a.m. Contact: Joyce at 663-7762 or Erica at 339-8942.

Winnipeg Adult Education Centre's off campus program, River Osborne, offers grade 12 classes to students who are residents of Manitoba, free of charge. Do you want to upgrade or graduate? Fall classes include: English Comprehensive 40S, Consumer Math 40S, Psychology 41G, Family Studies 40S, Seminar in Business 40S, and Law 40S. This site, located at Confusion Corner, also offers PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) for adults who may qualify to achieve credits towards their grade 12 diplomas. Students must be 18 years of age to register. We are part of the Winnipeg School Division. Call 947-1674 or 477-0164 to register.

Venio Dictum Toastmasters meet Wednesday evenings at the Masonic Memorial Temple at 420 Corydon Avenue at 6:10 p.m. For more info go to or leave a message at 334-6350.

Powertalk International provides coaching in effective speaking. There are 5 clubs in Winnipeg. Call 885-2099 or

Kirkfield Streamliners offers a lose weight with no pressure, light-exercise and diversified program of education, comradery, and fun, Thursdays till May, 7:15 p.m., Hedges School. Call Rose, 888-2447.

Al-anon/Alateen Family Group members get together to share experiences, strength and hope. Information: 943-6051.

Grandparent's Support Group - for grandparents who may not have contact or access with their grandchildren because of separation and divorce, death of a parent or disrupted family relationships. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month (September through June), 5:45 to 7:45 p.m., 379 Broadway Ave., the second floor, in the offices of Family Conciliation. Call 945-4031.

Children's House Montessori pre-school and kindergarten now accepting applications for children, aged 2 1/2 to 6 years of age at 150 Pacific Ave. Morning and afternoon programs and all day program for kindergarten children. Call 956-1622.

Royal Canadian Legion Henderson Highway Branch No. 215 presents 50, 60, 70 music every Friday night; dance bands; Thursday and Saturday; crib every Tuesday; darts every Thursday; Monday night dance lessons; meat draws every Friday, 6 p.m. and Saturday, 3 p.m.

No. 553 Sgt. Tommy Prince, MM Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps invites boys and girls ages 12 to 18 years to come to Door No. 1 of the Freighthouse, 200 Isabel St., Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bring birth certificate and Manitoba medical number.

Gordon Bell High School Alumni Choir held Mondays, 6:45 p.m. in the music room of Gordon Bell High School. Don Askholm is directing the choir. Alumni of all ages greatly appreciated.

Winnipeg Branch Streamliners, a weight loss group, meets Mondays at 6 p.m. at Assiniboine School. For information call Audrey at 489-7956.

Winnipeg Elks Lodge #10 is a volunteer group promoting and supporting community and charitable needs. Anyone male or female who would like to join an organization that helps children with special needs up to and including 18 years of age or any Brother Elks and Ladies of the Royal Purple who have moved to Winnipeg or its vicinity and would like to continue their membership call Bob, 772-2013 or Russ, 253-0504.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 31, 2012 A21

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