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The Winnipeg Humane Society is calling out to supporters for donations of gently used books and DVDs of all genres. Drop items off at the Winnipeg Humane Society's shelter, 45 Hurst Way, to Feb. 10. No magazines. Fundraising sale, Feb. 16 & 17 (Louis Riel Day), noon-6 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will be directed toward caring for the animals in the shelter and around the community.

University of Manitoba department of human nutritional sciences is looking for healthy Caucasian volunteers from 50 to 80 years of age to take part in a study. We plan to investigate if egg consumption can help visual function in older adults. Participants will receive all results and a $30 gift card. Information: Chelsey Walchuk 204-997-5286 or

St. Alphonsus R.C. Parish 100th anniversary, Oct. 10-12. Information: 204-661-3829 or

University of Manitoba department of psychology is looking for individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified to participate in a visual-processing study. Individuals will complete two computerized tasks and must be over the age of 18 years and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision. Information: 204-480-1248.

Domain Theatre Group 11th annual dinner theatre production The Young and the Rest of Us, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, dinner Makin' Enns Meat, $35, Domain. Tickets: Karen 204-479-2920.

Donburi lunches on alternating Fridays Jan. 31; Feb. 14 & 28; March 14 & 28; April 11 & 25, noon-2 p.m., Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips St. Free parking.

St. Norbert Heritage Day Feb. 1, pancake breakfast 10 a.m., St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Hwy. Free family activities: bonfire, banock on a stick, sleigh rides, dog sledding, fireworks 6 p.m. and more. Tickets $10 for social evening.

Royal Canadian Navy Band of HMCS Chippawa hosts a concert in support of the Firefighters Burn Fund, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m., Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Tickets: MTYP $20 or $25 at the door, $15 children 12 and under.

Manitoba Eco-Network 4th annual Reel Green fundraiser, Feb. 1, 7-10 p.m., Radisson Hotel. Tickets: $50 at 303 Portage Ave.

Mediation Services pancake breakfast, R. A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave., Feb. 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tickets: $10, or $25 family. Live music by Keith Macpherson. Information:

White Cross Guild Just LIke New to You thrift shop, 635 Portage Ave. Bag sale to Feb. 1. All proceeds go to the Health Sciences Centre for the betterment of patient care, comfort & research. Store hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music present Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel, Feb. 2, Granite Curling Club, One Granite Way. Register: $40, at 204-942-8650 or

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion # 252, 426 Osborne St., open on Sundays noon-7 p.m., Mondays noon-6 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesdays noon-11 p.m., Thursdays noon-midnight & Friday & Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Super Bowl, Feb. 2.

Style Bar denim drive in support of RAY (Resource Assistance for Youth), to Feb. 2, 470 River Ave. Bring a pair of gently used denim to the store and it will be donated to RAY. Those who donate will receive 40 per cent off a brand-new pair of jeans from a line exclusive to Style Bar in winniipeg, Joe's Jeans.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg monthly meeting SMD Building, 825 Sherbrook St., Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m. Johanna Stasiuk will be speaking about the physiotherapy fbromyalgia program at the Rehabilitation Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre. Three-part education course on May 8, 12 and 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information: 204-975-3037 or

Save Our Seine meeting Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Centre Scolaire Leo Remillard, 1095 St. Anne's Rd.

Millennium Library Speaking Crow poetry open mic, Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m. Featured reader Clarise Foster.

West Kildonan Horticultural Society, West Kildonan Memorial Community Club, 346 Perth Ave., Feb. 4, 7 p.m., meeting with Susan Jensen, Jensen's Nurseries talking about the hot new perennials for 2014. Yearly family membership $10. Information:

Calling all Breast Cancer Survivors, Chemo Savvy dragon boat team is looking for new recruits for 2014. First workout/orientation Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., Balmoral Hall. No previous experience necessary. Information: 204-888-6970.

Friendship Force of Manitoba dinner meeting Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Ave., Feb. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Theme: Big Hearts and Volunteer Appreciation with Mary Anne Appleby, author of Winnie the Bear. $20.

St. John Brebeuf School open house Feb. 6, 7 p.m., 605 Renfrew St. Information: 204-489-2115 ext. 241 or

University of Winnipeg free public lecture, A Brief History of the Supreme Court Decision on the Métis Land Claim Case, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., 527 Selkirk Ave. (downstairs).

Calvin Christian School open house every Thursday Feb. 6-March 20, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dessert information evenings, 7:30 p.m.: Elementary Campus, K-Grade 6, Feb. 27, 245 Sutton Ave.; Collegiate Campus, Grades 7-12, Feb. 20, 706 Day St. Information:

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre offers: Triple P (positive parenting program), Feb. 6 and 13, 7-9 p.m. Anxiety in Adults workshop: Real, Disabling and Treatable, Feb. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Communicating with Your Pre-teen and Teen: Feb. 20, 27, March 6 and 13, 7-9 p.m., 800 Point Rd. (lower level, Fort Garry United Church). Register: 204-284-9311 or

Grand Marais Family Festival, 13th annual, Feb. 7, 8, 9, Grand Marais Rec Hall, 90 Matilda Ave. Grand Marais. Come out for a fun-filled family weekend. Information: Face bookpage: Grand Marais Family Festival.

Bows, Broads and Bullseyes Archery Club, a ladies-only club, meets Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21 & April 4, 7-9 p.m., Heights Archery. Information:

Climb for a Cause, Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St. N., Feb. 7-8, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Charity fundraiser in support of SOS Children's Villages as a local Winnipegger sets off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. SOS Children's Villages is the world's largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children. Tickets:, $10.

Nearly New Shop Sweetheart Sale, Feb. 7-15, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 961 Portage Ave. All proceeds from the Nearly New Shop go to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Information: 204-772-3629.

Finnish Canadian Club Friendship/Valentine's Day dinner and dance, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., Scandinavian Centre, 764 Erin St. The Sill-i-tones will be playing waltzes, tangos and other dance music. Tickets: John Salmi 204-895-2781 or, $30 by Feb. 7.

Sagkeeng Spay & Neuter Initiative Program (S.S.N.I.P.) 2nd snniversary. Dog adoption, Feb. 8, noon-4 p.m., The Wildewood Club, 761 North Dr. There will be adoptable dogs, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Free.

Valentine's Ceilidh, Silver Heights United Church, 99 Garrioch Ave. (near Ness & Mt. Royal Rd.), Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Come join our Valentine's Ceilidh, brought to you by Winnipeg's Scottish Country Dancers. Tickets $5 at the door. Information: or 204 284 4667.

Norwegian Canadian Club hosts the Scandinavian Cultural Centre's Sunday brunch, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 764 Erin St., $13.50 adults; $6 children ages 8-12; ages 7 and under free. Reservations: 204-774-8047.

Oleg & Friends recital Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Broadway Disciples United Church, 396 Broadway. Featuring Jeremy Buzash, violin and Oleg Pokhanovski, piano. Tickets: $20/$15/$7.

Big Love large-breed dog adoption event, Pooches Playhouse, 1320 Concordia Ave. E., Feb. 9, noon-4 p.m. Smooches for Pooches kissing booth, local vendors, baking for not only the 2-legged but for the 4-legged as well, silent auction and much more. See local retailers' Snuggle Wraps dog jackets, Shadow's Mission custom dog beds, stairs and houses. Free admission.

Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada Valentine luncheon, Feb. 9, 12:30-3 p.m., St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Ave. Tickets: $10, $5 youth 6-12, children under 5 free. Delores 204-586-2526.

White Cross Guild Just Like New to You thrift shop, 635 Portage Ave. pictures & frame sale (buy one & get one free), Feb. 10-15. Store hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the Health Sciences Centre for the betterment of patient care, comfort & research.

MS Society of Canada, Manitoba Division office advocacy workshop, 100-1465 Buffalo Place, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. to help you learn how to advocate for yourself in the health care system, in employment situations or for LTD/CPP issues and more. Register: Ellen Karr 204-988-0917 or Free.

Just Desserts Cookbook Club, Charleswood Public Library, 5014 Roblin Blvd., second Tuesday of the month until Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free.

Friendship Force of Winnipeg monthly meeting, Feb. 12, noon, Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway. Worldwide cultural exchange organization which promotes world peace through personal friendships. Changing The way You See the World. Reservations: Elizabeth 204-452-5299 or

Consular Services Available in Winnipeg Feb. 13 & 14. Appointments:

Say, " I love you", The Winnipeg Golden Chordsmen way. A Barbershop Quartet will serenade your loved one at work, at home, at a restaurant, at the gym, or anywhere in Winnipeg, Feb. 14, 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. $40 ($50 for a guaranteed time delivery). Your chosen one will receive: two love songs, a rose, a chocolate heart, a personalized card, a digital picture capturing the moment.

Information: 204-269-3729.

Fort Garry Historical Society annual general meeting Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Guest Speaker: Oriole Veldhuis, author of "For Elise". Free admission.

Elmwood Legion Br. #9, Sweetheart Dance, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.; St. Patrick's Day Celebration, March 15, 7 p.m., McConnell Irish Dancers, St. Andrew's Pipes & Drums and Emcee Andy McGrath, 920 Nairn Ave.

Silver Heights United Church New to You Sale, Feb. 15, and March 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 199 Garrioch Ave. Great deals on gently used household items, clothing, toys, music, books.

White Cross Guild Just Like New to You thrift shop, 635 Portage Ave. Bag of Books Sale, Feb. 17 to March 1. All proceeds go to the Health Sciences Center for the betterment of patient care, comfort & research. Store hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre (FGWRC) 5th Annual Fab Fem Fundraiser, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., West End Cultural Centre. $20 at

Grands 'n' More Winnipeg potluck dinner Kildonan Community Church, 2373 Main St., Feb. 19, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sale of craft goods. Speaker Darcy Ataman from "Make Music Matter" helping the treatment of survivors at Panzi Hospital, D.R. of the Congo. Proceeds to the Grandmothers Campaign of Stephen Lewis Foundation. $10.

Winnipeg Narrative Therapy presents Advance Practice in Narrative Therapy with Stephen Madigan, Feb. 20 & 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., United Way Learning Centre, 580 Main St. Register: or 204-229-7720.

Finnish Canadian Club hosts the Scandinavian Cultural Centre's Sunday brunch, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 764 Erin St., $13.50 adults; $6 children, ages 8-12; ages 7 and under, free. Reservations: 204-774-8047.

Virtuosi's Got More Talent fundraiser Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Fort Garry Hotel. Tickets: $125 204-786-9000.

Ron Monson speaks about Doctors Without Borders at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre's TGIF Dinner and Speaker event, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., 764 Erin St. $17.50 adults; children 12 and under, free. Reservations: 204-774-8047.

Italian Canadian Foundation and the Sokol Polish Folk Ensemble present The Italian-Polish Interlude, an evening of Intercultural celebration featuring Italian-Polish cuisine and live entertainment, March 14, cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., Centro Caboto, 1055 Wilkes Ave. Tickets: $50, 204-487-4597 ext. 34.

Winnipeg East CARP Chapter #53 meet the second Wednesday of the month to June 11, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., lower level of Elmwood Legion 920 Nairn Ave. Guest speakers that provide information for Seniors. Information: Darlene Demkey 204- 222-8120 or

Ladies Auxiliary Elmwood Legion Br. #9 ham bingo, April 16, 7 p.m., 920 Nairn Ave.

Seven Oaks Toastmasters meets Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Atlantic-Garden City United Church, 725 Atlantic. Information: Casey 204-339-2340.

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

Village Green English Dance Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Ave. Information: Katherine 204-475-2097 or

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 31, 2014 A17

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