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Isaac Brock School is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a reunion May 23-25. Concert May 23, wine & cheese May 24, open house & tea May 25 and a dinner & dance May 25. The alumni committee is collecting class pictures, yearbook and other memorabilia. Information: Gordon 204-786-4905.

Scandinavian Cultural Centre TGIF dinner speaker series last Friday of the month to May 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 764 Erin St. Reservations: 204-774-8047 or

The Friends of the Library need gently used books, CDs & DVDs for the Friends Big Book Sale at Grant Park H.S. this fall. Label your box/bag Friends and drop off at any Winnipeg Public Library branch. For larger-donation pickup, phone for details. All categories welcome except textbooks, encylopedias and general magazines ., 204-488-3217.

Manitoba Orchid Society Show & Sale, March 22-24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 15 Conservatory Dr., Assiniboine Park Conservatory.

PTE Pairings restaurants, wines, March 22, 7 p.m., Prairie Theatre Exchange. Tickets: 204-942-5483.

ALS Society of Manitoba wants you to know: Dining & Dancing, 2013 Cornflower Gala, March 23; Zumba, '70s Disco Funk Zumba Party for ALS, April 5; Walking, Winnipeg Walk for ALS, June 1; Baseball, ALS/Lou Gehrig's Night, June 22; Golf, Drive for Life Golf Classic, Sept. 5. Information: 204-831-1510, or

"Pisanki" Easter-Egg-Making Workshops, March 23, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ogniwo Museum, 1417 Main St.

Annual Gardening Trade Show, March 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd. Presented by Gardens Manitoba. More than 80 exhibitors, floral displays, workshops, demos and food market. Let the experts help you get ready for the spring gardening season! Admission only $6. Register online for workshops at

Winnipeg Transit Riders Association forum on public transit, March 23, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.

University of Winnipeg Student Association International Resource Centre annual International Students' dinner, March 23, 6 p.m., Riddell Hall. 515 Portage Ave. Tickets: infobooth and Internatiuonal Student Services Office.

Concert and Fabric fundraiser in support of girls' programs in Ghana, West Africa. Exchange Community Church, 200-75 Albert St., March 23, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets $7 to $10 at the door.

Menière's Support Group Access River East, 975 Henderson Hwy., March 25, 11 a.m.-noon, a self-help group for people with Menière's disease and other inner-ear balance disorders. Information:; meniè or 204-975-3037, silver collection.

Post Polio Network, Manitoba's annual general meeting March 26, 1-3 p.m, Katherine Friesen Centre, 940 Notre Dame Ave.

Spaghetti Dinner Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Dr., March 27, 6 p.m. There will also be entertainment! Tickets: Adults $12, children (under 12) $5, Margo 204-253-9693 or 204-256-8792.

Meat Draws at Duke of Kent Legion #119, Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Ave., every Friday until March 29, 2 draws of 5 prizes, as well as a $25 cash draw. Every Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. 227 McDermot Ave.

Pins for Pooches, Chateau Bowling Lanes, 1145 Nairn Ave., March 30, 4:30-8 p.m., a bowling fundraiser for a great cause hosted by Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. For information, email or call Jessica at 204-960-7667. Manitoba Underdog Rescue is a registered non-profit organization that rescues dogs in need.

St. Andrew's Anglican Church rummage sale, March 30, 9 a.m.-noon, 2700 Portage Ave.

Happy Mike's Coffee House April 2, 7:30 p.m., 195 Collegiate St. Open mic, family entertainment for all ages. Guest performer, Gary Procyshyn. Free.

WKHS meeting April 2, 7 p.m., West Kildonan Memorial Community Centre, 346 Perth Ave. Guest speaker is Mona Hunt presenting Container Gardening. Information:

Tales in the Afternoon: Readings for Grownups, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., April 3, 4 p.m., Why let the kids have all the fun? Reconnect with the experience of being read aloud to, with tales of mystery, humour and more. Drop in.

Rady Jewish Community Centre launches 2 new programs -- Zooming In: Contemporary Issues Through a Jewish Lens, Rabbi Karen Soria; April 30, Rabbi Ari Ellis; May 6, Rabbi Neal Rose; May 13, Rabbi Alan Green, 7:30 p.m.; April 4, Alice Hoffman; May 9, Nancy Richler; June 13, Michael Tregebov, 7 p.m., 123 Doncaster St. Information: Rebecca 204-477-7533.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation's SSLqI Heart Shoes' Auction, Delta Winnipeg, April 4, 5:30 p.m., presented by Investors Group. Enjoy a shoe fashion show, $50 or 204-949-2019.

4th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser Provencher Community Church, 230 Provencher Blvd., April 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., House of Hesed featuring original art and limited-edition signed prints from many amazing Manitoba artists. All proceeds go to House of Hesed HIV/AIDS Transition Home, $5.

Artarama, an art exhibit and sale, will be held at Mary Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Dr., Richmond West, April 5, 5-9 p.m., April 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and April 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Al at 204-269-3408.

Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre Family Pysanka workshop, April 6, 2-4 p.m. Register: 204-942-0218.

Books 2 Eat April 6, 1-4:30 p.m., Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Create an edible piece of art that has something to do with books.

Danish Canadian Club Hans Christian Andersen celebration, April 6, 1 p.m. with a program for children, 7 p.m., a Mermaid Pub night with entertainment and fun activities. Children's program is free. Reservations by April 4, 204-774-8047 or Susan 204-338-2669.

Crescent Fort Rouge United Church Artisan Alley Craft Sale, April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 525 Wardlaw Ave.

St. Vital Y Neighbours Semi-annual Kids Used Clothing and Toy Sale, April 6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jonathan Toews Community Centre. Bake table.

Manitoba Guild of English Handbell Ringers Spring Ring 2013, featuring Manitoba Handbell Choirs, April 6, 3 p.m., Sturgeon Creek United Church, 207 Thompson Dr. Admission by donation.

Italian Canadian Foundation of Manitoba presents the 15th Annual Evening of Light Opera, honouring Tracy Dahl, April 6, cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., Centro Caboto,1055 Wilkes Ave. Featuring a five-course classic Italian dinner with wine, live performances by U of M faculty of music and Viva L'Italia Choir. Tickets $85, 204-487-4597 ext. 23.

Charleswood Historical Society Centennial Heritage Fashion Show (by the Costume Museum of Canada) with entertainment & refreshments, April 6, 1-3:30 p.m., Oak Park High School, 820 Charleswood Rd. Tickets Ken 204-895-2787 or Charleswood Museum, 5006 Roblin Blvd. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays.

Girl Guides of Canada cookie-selling booths: Superstore, Bison Dr., April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sobeys, Dakota, April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Superstore, Bison Dr., April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oleg & Friends present Oleg Pokhanovski performing piano music by Bach-Busoni, Franck, Schumann, and Balakirev, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Broadway Disciples United Church, 396 Broadway. Tickets $20/15/7 at the door.

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts pesents Music Appreciation with Don Anderson: Choral Classics, Mondays April 8-May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays April 9-May 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Enrol 204-943-6090 or

The Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg will have its next monthly meeting April 8, 7 p.m., 825 Sherbrook St. Brigitte Hébert Gosselin, Service Canada, will be discussing CPP Disability and OAS Benefits. The Group is also offering a three-part educational course, Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia May 9, 16th, and 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please call 975-3037 for more information or visit our website

Comedy Lunch Hour Special at the Millennium Library, Main Floor, April 8 with Aisha Alfa, April 9 with K. Trevor Wilson, April 10 with Charlie Demers, noon.

Crescentwood Counselling Services offers a 6-week Women's Health and Happiness series entitled The Cure for Anger, Tuesdays, to April 9, 7 p.m. - 9 pm. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $180. Please email or phone 204-453-6110.

The Board of Directors of the Fort Garry Community Centre, annual general meeting, April 10, 7 p.m., 80 Derek St.

Friendship Force of Winnipeg monthly dinner meeting, April 10, 6 p.m., 2013 Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Hwy. Reservations Elizabeth 204-452-5299 or

Beginning Experience a non-profit, peer support grief resolution program helping single-again persons deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity for turning pain from loss into an experience of positive growth. Program offers 10 week sessions starting April 10. Information: 204-275-3090 or

MTYP town hall, April 10, 7 p.m. The Forks Atrium. Information:

Justice Albie Sachs: Advocate for Culture of Respect speaks to resiliency after individual, personal loss and national adversity, April 11, 8 p.m., Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 561 Wellington Cres.

Crestview United Church fundraising Bud, Spud & Steak dinner, April 12, 6-9 p.m., Ambassador Room, Canad Inns Polo Park. Tickets in advance only call Phyllis 204-837-4942 or Kay 204-837-5237.

Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba (HPCM) 18th Annual Celebrate Life fundraising luncheon, April 12, Winnipeg Convention Centre. Reception 11:30 a.m. and lunch noon. Speakers: Jim Ludlow, President & CEO, True North Sports & Entertainment Limited and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club. Information: 204-889-8525 ext. 232 or

Donburi Lunch fundraiser Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips St., April 12, noon - 2 p.m.; April 26, noon - 2 p.m.; $10 204-774-5909.

Soroptimist International of Winnipeg annual awards luncheon April 13, 12:30 p.m., Viscount Gort honouring women serving the community.3 Tickets $35. Information: Sharon 204-257-0665 or

007 Fundraising Gala St. Francois Xavier Community Club, 983 Highway 26, April 13, 6 p.m. A formal evening in support of the St Francois Xavier Community Club with a James Bond 007 theme. Tickets 204-864-2260. $75.

A Fashionable Brunch, fashions from Ukraine, 12:30 p.m. Canad Inns - Polo Park. For more information call 204-942-5405 or Tickets available at Oseredok 184 Alexander Ave. E. Sponsored by The Osvita Foundation in support of the Ukrainian Bilingual Program in Manitoba.

2013 International Model & Talent Search, April 19, 6 p.m., Portage Place Shopping Centre,

Winnipeg in motion Canoeing and Kayaking Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, April 19, 12:10 p.m. Join Jerome Seremak, Technical Director for the Manitoba Paddling Association, to learn how to get paddling and enjoy Manitoba's many water ways. Information: 204-940-3648 or

St. Vital Art Group show and sale April 19, 4-9 p.m., April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., United Church 1111 Dakota St. Free.

Baby and Kids Toy and Clothing Sale, April 20, 9 a.m. - noon, Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Dr. Admission $1; kids 12 and under free.

Workshop - Eco Earth Day bags Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, 1B-183 Kennedy St., April 20, 12:30-4 p.m. Bring one of your favorite eco bags (or use one of ours) and learn three easy techniques to cover up those advertisements and give your eco bag a fresh and unique look with Heather Komus. Make a unique piece of felt using sheep's wool, hot water, and soap with Helga Schulte-Shroeer. Embroider a colourful patch with Beth Wolochock-Brown. Fee: $10 ($5 for MCML Members) supplies included.

Spring Tea, April 21, 1-3:30 p.m., The Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada, Metropolitan Vladimir and Olga Branch, 115 McGregor St.

Turkey Dinner St Charles United Church, 673 Isbister St, April 21, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Adults $12, children 11 and under $5. Tickets Rosemary 204-888-8003.

Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Branch Spring tea, April 21, 1 p.m., 115 McGregors St. Official Tea Opener: Sister Janice Soluk SSMI.

CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) Winnipeg West will hold a a lunch and dance April 23 with a silent auction noon to 4 p.m., ANAF Hall 3584 Portage Ave. Ticket deadline April 15th. Call Gerry 204-837-4026 for tickets.

Lawyers Play Fundraiser for MTC: Legally Blonde The Musical, RMTC Tom Hendry Theatre (Warehouse), 140 Rupert Ave., April 23 - April 27, 7:30 p.m., Since 1990, members of the MBA have volunteered thousands of billable hours for the Lawyer Play (formerly known as the Community Play).

Writer-in-Residence Wrap-Up Millennium Library, Reader Services, April 25, 7 p.m. Come bid farewell to Writer-in-Residence Joan Thomas as she ends her time with us.

R. F. Morrison School 50th Anniversary April 25, 5-8 p.m. Please drop in to R. F. Morrison School on April 25, 5-8 pm. There will be a brief program at 6:30 featuring a fashion show through Morrison's 5 decades. Barbecue June 7, 4-7 pm.

Folk Festival in the City: All Ukulele, All The Time Millennium Library, Reader Services Department, April 27, 1:30 p.m. Featuring Hal Brolund, Judy Cook, Kate Ferris. An intimate workshop like the popular festival daytime performances.

Library Out Loud Millennium Library, Main Floor, April 28, 1:30 p.m. The Winnipeg Public Library and the Writers' Collective of Manitoba invite new and established writers to experiment and gain experience reading a short segment of their work in a supportive environment. Information: 204-986-6779.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Camp, four-day camp for instruction and exploration of the folk genre, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent, July 6, or call 204-231-0096

Windy Corners Toastmasters 269 Main St., every Wednesday to July 31, noon.

Girl Guides of Canada -- Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, to May 1.

Community Health & Well-being Program, Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., first Wednesday of the month until June 5, 1:30 p.m. Free.

Winnipeg International Children's Festival Kidfest, June 6-9, The Forks. Tickets 204-943-7915.

Peak Performers Toastmasters Club, Champlain Community Centre, 282 Niverville Ave., every Thursday until June 27, meets Thursdays. Call Jenny 204-228-9959 or

Recruiting for 2013 EDGE Career Program, EDGE Skills Centre, Inc., 3rd floor 533 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 3E8, until Dec 31, 10 a.m.-noon. EDGE Career Program (formerly Victor Mager Job Re-Entry Program) is recruiting for its 24th annual free job training & employment program. You may be eligible if you are: 1) an immigrant or federally sponsored Refugee, 2) a low-income person, 3) a social sssistance recipient, 4) a parent of a low-income family. If you are serious about becoming employed. Information: 204 254-1618. Free.

CTK Bingo Christ the King School Gymnasium, 12 Lennox Ave., every Tuesday, Friday until Dec. 20, Warm up games begin at 6:45 p.m. Regular games at 7:30 p.m.

Grace Toastmasters, Access River East, 975 Henderson Hwy., every Wednesday until June 28. Information: 204-663-9456 or

Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser June 29, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Applebee's at 1150 Grant Ave. Proceeds will go to the UPAA-MB, Inc. Bursary Fund and Operating Funds. The UPAA-MB Bursary is an annual bursary awarded to a first year University of Manitoba student of Filipino descent who has demonstrated strong inclination to pursue post-secondary education.

Voyageur Toastmasters meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Deer Lodge Centre, 1290 Portage Ave., 2nd Floor Learning Centre.

Charleswood Museum is open every Saturday 2-4 p.m., 5006 Roblin Blvd. Information on Charleswood celebrating its 100th anniversary is available at the museum. Free admission.

Young Adult Support Group Faces, 4 Fort St., Every Tuesday until Nov. 30, Support group for those between 15 and 30 living with psychosis, schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 22, 2013 A21

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