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Forum Art Centre summer art programs for adults/teens & art camps for children, 120 Eugenie St., Coronation Park. Classes include: plein air drawing & painting, intro. to animation, on location photography, drawing outdoors, drawing in parks, manga, into the attic: a vintage scrapbooking class & children's animation. Information: http://www.forumartcentre.com/classes/ or 204-235-1069. Art Camps for children 8 - 12 yrs., Aug. 11 - 15 or Aug. 18 - 22.

Winnipeg Humane Society clinic is at an unseasonal low for its subsidized spay and neuter program, SNAP. Winnipeggers on fixed or low income can apply for SNAP to fix their cat for around $30. Appointments: 204-888-7627.

St. John XX111 basement rummage sale, 3390 Portage Ave., June 20 , 5-7 p.m. Jewellery, clothing, dishes, books etc.

Summer Fun Sale Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre, 250-240 Graham Ave. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 20 - 28. Dolls,toys, books, games, puzzles all on sale 50% off.

Missing Pieces Discontinued China joins forces with Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter for a fundraiser sidewalk sale, June 21 (weather permitting), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Rd. Information: 204-488-1136.

Urban Retreats Garden Tour, June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Self-guided tour of beautiful Deer Lodge gardens in support of St. Matthew's-Maryland Community Ministry. Tickets $15, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Shelmerdine Garden Centre or 204-774-3957. Manitoba Tea, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silver Heights United Church, 199 Garrioch Ave. Tickets $5 for tea and bannock at the door.

Barbados Association of Winnipeg Inc. Bajan Night, June 21, dinner 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton St. Tickets: Rawle 204-694-6261, Keith 204-488-3540 or Claude 204-275-0966. $10.

Sagkeeng Spay & Neuter initiative Program (S.S.N.I.P.) Dog Adoption Event Best West Pet Foods, 1150 St. James St., June 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Best West Pet Foods will be holding a garage sale/dog adoption day event in conjunction with Sagkeeng Spay & Neuter Initiative Program. Free.

South Winnipeg Garden Tour Homes in south Winnipeg, June 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Supporting Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL) through the Still Bloomin' Garden Club and Gardens Manitoba. Self-guided tours will include gardens in Fort Richmond, Fort Garry and St. Norbert. Tickets: 204-895-4560, 793-5464. Information: 204-946-0839 or info@pal55plus.com. $15.

Nigeria-Canada Congress of Manitoba (NICCOM) celebrate 2014 Multiculturalism Day with colorful performances June 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 479 St. Mary's Rd. July 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Assinniboine Park, the community organization will celebrate Canada Day with exciting family activities. Admission is free. Program sponsored by Canadian Heritage.

Winnipeg Humane Society Paws in Motion Walkathon Assiniboine Park, June 22, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. presented by The Fairmont Winnipeg! Register: www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca or in person at 45 Hurst Way. $20.

Khartum Shriners Safe Cruise Night Grounds of Legislative Building, June 22, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Parade of Vintage Cars to Promote Safe Driving Practices.

Meniere's Support Group Access River East, 975 Henderson Hwy., June 23, 11 a.m. - noon. Information: http://www.chha-mb.ca; menieres-group@mts.net or 204-975-3037. Silver collection.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Order of St. Andrew historical presentation on "Ukraine In Transition - From Maidan to Crimea" by Canadian election observers, June 23, 7 p.m., Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Auditorium, 1175 Main St. A PowerPoint presentation by Nick Krawetz. The election observers, Ostap Skrypnyk, Yarko Petryshyn, and Denys Volkov will give highlights of their experiences in Lviv, and Kharkiv.

Assiniboine Park Hockey Association annual general meeting, June 24, 6:30 p.m., Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Blvd.

Elmwood Legion Branch #9 general meeting June 24, 7:30 p.m., 920 Nairn Ave. Information: 204-667-4538.

Meet the Candidate Viscount Gort, 1670 Portage Ave., June 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tobias Tuxington is running for mayor "because neglect doesn't work anywhere." Coffee and dessert served. Prize draws Proceeds to Craig Street Cats. Information: http://www.tobiast.ca/events--appearances.html. $12 advance $15 at the door.

Reducing Inflammation Naturally a free health workshop for women, Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre - Outreach Centre, #104-3100 Pembina Hwy., June 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., presented by Heather Schiller a Holistic Health Coach. Register: 204-477-1123. Childcare (upon request), healthy snacks, bus tickets and giveaways. Funded by: Neighbourhoods Alive. Free.

University of the Philippines Alumni and Associates in MB, Inc. flapjack fundraiser, June 28, 8-10 a.m., Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1150 Grant Ave. $10, fundraising@upmb.net or www.upmb.net.

MFA Spring Frolic St. Vital Park, June 28, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come and join us with your ferrets on this fun filled afternoon of games and free information. A wide assortment of ferret products will also be available to buy. All proceeds from the sale of ferret products go toward supporting over 70 permanent shelter ferrets. Free.

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion #252 Texas Hold'Em, June 28, registration 1 p.m., tournament 2 p.m., 426 Osborne St. Register: Northern Stars Poker of Winnipeg Veterans English Billiards League website.

Friends of Dance Talent Show/Potluck Supper/Dance fundraiser, Canada Day, July 1, 3-9 p.m., Morden, Morden 55+ Activity Centre, 306 North Railway Ave. $7.50. Information: Les: 204-822-8525 or 204-823-4400. Bring a potluck dish and enjoy the camaraderie.

Nature Manitoba 14th Natural Garden tour, July 5, SilverHeights/Birchwood areas of St. James to South Broadway, East Gate, Crescentwood and River Heights. Tickets $15, 204-943-9029.

7th Handbell Guilds of Canada National Ringing Link free public concert, July 5, 2 p.m., Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Information: 204-269-0208.

Winnipeg Art Gallery offers a series of summer art camps and workshop for children, teens and adults. Children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 13, weekly 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 7 to Aug. 22; Teens ages 13 to 17, noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 11 to 15; Adults, Aug. 11 to 15 and 18 to 22. Register: wag.ca or 204-789-1766.

Silver Heights United Church's New to you Shop, July 12, and Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 199 Garrioch Ave., just off the corner of Ness and Mount Royal. Gently used household goods, books, clothing, music, much more.

Death Cafe Winnipeg, July 22, 7:30 p.m. Discussion about end of life issues. Information: deathcafewinnipeg@gmail.com.

Dirty Donkey Mud Run in support of Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, Aug. 16, Spring Hill Winter Park & Oasis Resort. Information: 204-781-0754.9

Things Shop 913 Corydon Ave. Annual sidewalk sale, Sept. 6. Help us in our continuing support of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in this, their 75th Anniversary year. We are accepting donations for the sale now, and all proceeds go to the RWB. Shop hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Information: 204-284-7331.

Canadian Hemophilia Society Golf Tournament, Sept. 9, Bridges Golf Course. $150. Information: http://www.hemophiliamb.ca/events/golf-tournament/ or 204-775-8625.

St. Alphonsus R.C. Parish 100th Anniversary, Oct. 10-12. Information: 204-661-3829 or stals100anv@shaw.ca.

University of Manitoba Department of Psychology are 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: potentialparticipant@gmail.com.

SOS, or Secular Organizations for Sobriety is non-profit self-help group for people looking to abstain for alcohol and other addictions. It is a peer support group that is an alternative to the 12 step programs. Information: http://www.winnipegsos.com.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) provides 10 week programs for overcoming Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Registration for spring groups is now open. Information: 204-925-0600 or adam@adam.mb.ca.

Grace Toastmasters Fear of public speaking? Develop public speaking, leadership and communication skills. Toastmasters meets 7 p.m., Wednesdays (to end of June), 975 Henderson, Access River East Center. Information: 204-880-7245, herbeeking@hotmail.com or just show up.

South St. Vital Book Club meets 10 a.m. the last Friday of the month: Sept. to June. Register: 204-257-4014 or 204-878-3578.

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, 2901 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 villagegreenenglishcountrydancing.org.Articles for Billboard from non-profit organizations need to be in our office 14 days prior to the event. Because the length of this listing varies from week to week, we cannot guarantee all items will be included. Email to diane.pratt@freepress.mb.ca (no attachments please). Fax, 204-697-7412.

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Articles for Billboard from non-profit organizations need to be in our office 14 days prior to the event. Because the length of this listing varies from week to week, we cannot guarantee all items will be included. Email to diane.pratt@freepress.mb.ca (no attachments please). Fax, 204-697-7412.

University of Manitoba Department of Psychology are 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: potentialparticipant@gmail.com.

Things Shop 913 Corydon Ave. Annual sidewalk sale, Sept. 6. Help us in our continuing support of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in this, their 75th Anniversary year. We are accepting donations for the sale now, and all proceeds go the the RWB. Shop hours: are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Information: 204-284-7331.

Missing Pieces Discontinued China joins forces with Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter for a fundraiser sidewalk sale, June 7 (weather permitting), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Academy Rd. Donations of good dishes and not so good dishes will be accepted during April and May at 3062 Portage Ave. or 2-484 Academy Rd. or 204-488-1136 and arrange for a pick up.

Misericordia Nursing Class of 1989 Reunion students and teachers, June 14. Information: 204-661-2208 or dmavis@hotmail.ca.

Friends of Historic St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Gardenton Bud, Spud and Steak fundraiser, April 25, 6 to 9 pm., Tijuana Yacht Club, Canad Inns Polo Park. Tickets: $20, Ed 204-256-1498 or Gail 204-253-9677.

Donburi lunches on alternating Fridays April 25, noon-2 p.m., Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips St. Free parking.

Bargain basement rummage sale, basement of Blessed John XX111 Church, 3390 Portage Ave., April 25, 5 to 7 p.m.

Manitoba Historical Society annual multicultural dinner, April 29, 6 p.m. This year we feature Manitoba's Métis community, with traditional Métis food, a guest speaker and entertainment. Tickets: $27, Carl James, 204-631-5971 or 204-947-0559 by April 25.

St. George's Church garage sale April 25, 7-9 p.m. and April 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 168 Wilton St.

Charleswood Curling Club flea market, April 25-27 and May 2-4. To donate items for sale or to book a table call 204-832-2333.

Ladies Auxiliary of Holy Family Parish rummage sale, April 25, 4-7 p.m., April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and April 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 778 Archibald St.

Jon Sigurdson Chapter IODE spring bridge and whist luncheon, April 26, 11 a.m., Betelstadur, 1061 Sargent Ave. $15 at the door. Proceeds go to support the annual IODE Scholarship Program.

Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Earth Day workshop, April 26, noon-4 p.m., 1B-183 Kennedy St. $10, $5 members, 204-487-6117.

St. Vital Y Neighbours annual spring kids used clothing & toy sale, April 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St. 30 tables showcasing quality used kids merchandise. Raffle prize and bake table also available. Information: st.vitalyneighbours@gmail.com. $1.

Forever Young Club MB's17th annual fundraiser, classic rock and roll dance, featuring Free Ride and DJ Ray Wheeler, April 26, 8 p.m., Masonic Temple, 420 Corydon Ave. Tickets: $30, 204-261-4442 in advance only.

Manitoba Guild of English Handbell Ringers presents spring ring concert, April 26, 3 p.m., Sturgeon Creek United Church, 207 Thompson Dr. Admission by donation.

Ladies Auxiliary of Henderson Hwy. Legion Flea Market & Craft sale, April 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legion, 3600 DeVries Ave., East St. Paul.

St. Vital Art Show and Sale United Church in Meadowood, 1111 Dakota Street, April 25, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. & April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bake Sale and Canteen on Saturday Silent Auction, Door Prizes. Free admission.

Diamonds in the Scruff Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp, 7-975 Thomas Ave. April 26, noon - 4 p.m. Door prize from Dancing Dog Treats (approx. $50), grand prize of a barbecue and meat package. Dog trainer, Carolyn Cieslar (CPDT-KA) will be there to do live demos, answer questions and talk about some common topics to help pet owners,12:15 -1:15 p.m. Crate training 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Establishing a routine 2:45- 3:30 p.m. communication and reading dog body language get your photo taken by Wagging Tails Photography with a diamond in the scruff or your very own pooch. Photos or trainer sessions $15 per dog or $25 photoshoot + trainer session + entry into the grand prize draw. Free admission.

Manitoba Provincial Baton Twirling Championships and Team Trials West Kildonan Collegiate, 101 Ridgecrest Ave., April 26, 10 a.m. Athletes from Winnipeg and the surrounding areas will compete. The Saturday schedule includes the Freestyle, Pairs, Teams and the Group competition. Sunday, the individual Winner and Championships events take place. Information: www.manitobabaton.com. Free.

Manitoba Families of Multiples semi-annual used clothing and toy sale, River East Arena, 1410 Rothesay St., April 26, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Volunteer driven not for profit organization, helping families of multiples for multiple years. Free.

West St. Paul Community garage sale Sunova Centre, West St. Paul's Recreation Site, 48 Holland Rd., April 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Baby & kids items, sports equipment, household items and more. Table rentals $25, 204-336-0294 or recreation@weststpaul.com.

Ukrainian Professional and Business Club of Winnipeg, Inc. Bud, Spud & Steak, April 26, 6-9 p.m., Canad Inns Destination Centre, Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St. $20, Sylvia 204-586-3445; Yvonne 204-479-7137; Bennie 204-294-9314; Elsie 204-257-8834 or John 204-794-7108. Fundraiser for MAIDAN with proceeds to be sent to Ukraine through the U.C.C. Ukrainian Relief Fund.

Acoustic Neuroma Group of Winnipeg spring meeting Access Transcona, 845 Regent Ave W., April 26, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. We are a support group for people who have benign brain tumor. Information: Annamaria 204-254-4409 or palffya@hotmail.com. Free.

St. Andrew's Anglican Church rummage sale, 2700 Portage Ave., April 26, 9 a.m. - noon, 2700 Portage Ave.

Westworth United Church rummage sale, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon, 1750 Grosvenor at Lanark. Lots of used clothing, dishes, books, records, small appliances, toys, and household articles.

Fort Garry Legion Ladies Auxiliary spring tea Fort Garry Legion, 1125 Pembina Hwy., April 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bake table, hampers, silent auction and lunch. Silver collection.

Energy 106 presents Afropeg 2014, Peponi, April 27, 7 p.m., Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St. $30-$100. Information: 204-291-2028.

Free showing a documentary film "A Sorry State" by Mitch Miyagawa, April 28, 7 p.m., Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips St.

Charleswood Historical Soc. 1st lecture of their 2014 Heritage Lecture series. Longtime Horticultural members Terry Boettcher and Joyce Alexander will present a history of the Charleswood Horticultural Society's 95 years in the community, April 28, 7 p.m., Charleswood Seniors Centre, 5006 Roblin Blvd. Free.

Meniere's Support Group Access River East, 975 Henderson Highway, April 28, 11 a.m. - noon. A self-help group for people with Ménière's Disease and other inner-ear balance disorders. Presentation on Taoist Tai Chi - a way for members to exercise safely to gain strength and improve balance. Information: http://www.chha-mb.ca; menieres-group@mts.net; 204-975-3037. Silver collection.

Free showing A Sorry State, a documentary film by Mitch Miyagawa Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips St., April 28, 7 p.m. Free.

Post Polio meeting, April 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Katherine Friesen Centre, 940 Notre Dame Ave. Topic: Victoria Lifeline. Free.

Catholic Foundation of Manitoba 36th annual Caritas award dinner honors Actionmarguerite, St. Joseph's Residence and Holy Family Home, April 30, RBC Convention Centre. Tickets: $95 at 204-233-4268, cfmb@mts.net or www.catholicfoundation.mb.ca.

Children's Hospital book market spring sale, nowApril 30 - May 4, St. Vital Centre. Thousands of books in over 65 categories! All proceeds go to the Children's Hospital Foundation. Books may be dropped off at any fire hall. No Reader's Digests or Encyclopedias.

Fundraising Gala, Celebrate the Arts'...35 Years of Memories, May 2, 6:30 p.m., Friedensfeld Community Centre, Steinbach. Reserve: 204-346-1077.

In Motion At the Library: Body Weight Workout Millennium Library - Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St., May 2, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Resistance training and learn how to get a total body workout using only your own weight with Vicki Zachanowich.

Local Colour Art Group spring art show & sale, Colours of Manitoba, May 2, 7-9 p.m.; May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and May 4, noon-4 p.m., Elmwood/E.K. Active Living Centre, 180 Poplar Ave.

St. Mary Magdalene Church garage sale, May 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, 3 St. Vital Rd. 204-253-0555.

Nearly New Shop Moms The Word - 50% off sale of jewellery and accessories, just in time for Mother's Day, May 2 - 10, 961 Portage Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Information: 204-284-7331. All proceeds to The Childrens's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

Charleswood Curling Club flea market, May 2-4. To donate items for sale or to book a table call 204-832-2333.

Stampshow '14 West St. Paul Community Centre, Sunova Centre, 48 Holland Road, West St. Paul, May 2, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., May 3, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., May 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stampshow'14 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI and the 75th anniversary of the start of WWII. $2, children free.

Bows, Broads and Bullseyes Archery Club, a ladies-only club, meets May 2, 16 & 30, 7-9 p.m., Heights Archery. Information: www.bowsbroadsbullseyesarchery.ca.

Rummage Sale May 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Dr.

Winnipeg Male Chorus Spring Sing Concert, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Sturgeon Creek united Church, 207 Thompson Dr. Tickets: $12.50 advance, $15 door, $5 students.

Garage Sale Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave., May 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., to raise funds for the CancerCare 20km Challenge for Life.

Harold Hatcher Elementary School Spring Bazaar & Bake Sale, 500 Redonda St., May 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All items for sale will be handmade. $1 or used book - 12 & under free

Point Douglas Cleans Up (Volunteers needed) Ross House Museum, 140 Meade St. N., May 3, 9 a.m. - noon. (Rain day - May 4) Information: 204-633-0005 or ganitajames@hotmail.com.

St. Lukes Church whale of a rummage sale, 130 Nassau St. North, May 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be collectibles, furniture, household items, clothing, toys and more.

Grands 'n' More Winnipeg scrabble for Africa benefit in support of the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, May 3, 1-4 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 2700 Portage Ave. Information: Nina 204-832-5569.

2014 Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries MS Walk: May 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Forks. Lace up for someone you love this May & help end multiple sclerosis! Register: mswalks.ca.

Danish Canadian Club Sunday Brunch, May 4, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Scandinavian Centre, 764 Erin St. Reservations: 204-774-8047, 204- 338-2669 or karllyn2@yahoo.com.

St. James Legion Auxiliary spring luncheon, May 4, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 1755 Portage Ave. $7.

9th Annual Books & Brunch May 4, 10:30 a.m., The Gates on Roblin. "Books I Have Known and Loved" by Dr. Frank Albo and Alison Gillmor. MC: Joanne Kelly. Rainbow auction. Tickets: $55 ($25 tax receipt) available Best of Friends Gift Shop, Millennium Library, 204-947-0110 or info@friendswpl.ca. A "Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library" fundraiser in support of WPL projects.

Heartland Singers under the direction of Helen Bergen present Songs of Love and Life, May 4, 3 p.m., Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship Church. Tickets $15. Proceeds going to Joshua's Well.

Can DO it for MOM, a burger and bevy fundraiser in support of Can DO People, an adult day program for individuals with Autism, May 4, 2 to 5 p.m., Tavern United Polo Park. Tickets: $20, 204-781-9725.

Steps for Life: Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy Kildonan Park - North Shelter, May 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration will take place at the North Shelter.

Seven Oaks Toastmasters open house, May 5, 7-9 p.m., 725 Atlantic. Information: Casey 204-339-2340.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg monthly meeting SMD Building, 825 Sherbrook St., May 5, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dr. Darlene Bouchard, Homeopath, will be discussing "Homoepathic Treatments for Fibromyalgia". The Group is also offering a three-part Education Course on May 8, 12 and 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 204-975-3037 or www.fmswinnipeg.com.

Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba 31st Spring Research Symposium, May 5-6, 727 McDermot Ave., Bannatyne Campus. Two themes: aging as a global phenomenon and issues that aging immigrants face in their new homeland, integrating presentations with workshops. Free and open to the public. Lunch $10. Information: 204-474-8754 or

http://umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/events/384.html.

Health Sciences Centre Retirees Association meeting, May 6, noon, Annie Bond Room, Community Services Bldg, 685 William Ave. Information: Jean, 204-256-5586.

Grace Hospital Auxiliary Really Big May Book Sale, Grace Hospital, 300 Booth Dr., May 6 - May 8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds Support Patient Care.

Seven Oaks Historical Society 2014 AGM commemorates start of WWI: dedicated to Nursing Sister Alfreda Attrill: with Historian Jim Blanchard (U of M), May 6, 7 p.m., St. John's Cathedral Church,135 Anderson Ave. Free. Information: Len 204-338-6399.

9th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival Qualico Centre, Assiniboine Park, May 6, 7 p.m., 3nd Annual Dr. Philip Weiss Award for Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights dinner and presentation. Opening reception 5:45 p.m., $80, Tali Sitschkar 204-480-1445 or mauro.centre@umanitoba.ca.

Friendship Force of Manitoba dinner meeting Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Ave., May 7, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Featuring Canadian Heritage. Information: Rick 204-222-0696 or www.friendshipforcemanitoba.org. $20.

Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Metis Economic Development Fund & the Louis Riel Capital Corporation presents Metis Entrepreneur Funding lunch & learn, May 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave. Information: 204-237-9359 or admin@aboriginalchamber.ca.

Workshop/Reading on "Family Stories" by Denise Chong Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 180 McPhillips St., May 7, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Register: Art 204-488-8059 or artmiki@mts.net. $5.

Villa Rosa Celebration of Motherhood dinner, May 8, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Polo Park, 1740 Ellice Ave. Tickets: $150, Mindy 204-786-5741 ext. 224.

Stress, Cortisol & the secrets of Hormone Balance seminar Assiniboine Park, Qualico Family Centre (Tamarack Room), May 8, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Understand the balance of (i) Bio-identical Hormones (ii) Prescriptions & (iii) Natural Interventions with Clinician Tara Maltman-Just. RSVP: 204-505-0211 or info@vitalityintegrativemedicine.com. $10.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg offers a three-part education course on May 8, 12 and 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 204-975-3037 or www.fmswinnipeg.com.

Institute for International Women's Rights - Manitoba, Inc. gala, Local to Global 2014: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter, with Amnesty International Award Winner and Author, Sally Armstrong, May 9, 7 p.m., Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Ave. Tickets $35 at McNally Robinson Book Sellers, Manitoba Status of Women Office, University of Manitoba, Hilary Taylor 204-474-8935 of University of Winnipeg.

Institute for International Women's Rights - Manitoba Local to Global Fundraiser 2014 with Sally Armstrong, May 9, 7 p.m., Viscount Gort Hotel. Tickets: $35, $25 students, McNally Robinson Book Store; 409-401 York Ave.; Zulifya 204-474-8935 or hilarytaylor123@gmail.com.

Silver Heights United Church, garage sale May 9, 3-7 p.m. & 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 199 Garrioch Ave. Great deals on gently used household items, books, music, kids toys, etc.

St. Francis Fair (formerly Gala Anna Fair), May 9, 5 - 10 p.m., food and entertainment and May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., pancake breakfast, Char Bar 11 a.m., kids' games and activities, yard sale, sale of home baking, crafts, plants, 253 Burrin Ave.

St. Paul's annual fish fry St. Paul's Middlechurch, 299 Balderstone Rd., West St. Paul, May 9, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Adults - $12 Children under 12 - $6, free for 6 and under. Tickets: 204-224-2585.

Speaking Volumes Celebrates 35 years of publishing with award-winning writers Méira Cook and Kristian Enright, May 10, 7 p.m., Fort Gibraltar, 866 rue St. Joseph. Tickets: $70, 204-943-9066 or prfire@mts.net.

Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra presents Festival of Mandolins, May 10, 8 p.m., Ukrainian Labor Temple, 591 Pritchard. Special guests Big"n"Tiny; Tickets $15 at the door or 204-772-3800.

Adoramus Ministries a celebration of remembrance in music and song, Mother, Remembered Today and Always, May 11, 2 p.m., Green Acres Memorial Gardens chapel, Hwy. No. 1 East at 1 Green Acres Lane. Information: 204-237-7899.

Good Neighbours Chorus spring concert, May 13, 1:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Ave. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-MB Chapter annual general meeting, May 14, 7:30 p.m., SMD, 825 Sherbrook St. (across from the Rehab Hospital) Room# 202. Geoff Fierce will talk about his hearing ear dog and how he helps him. Loop System, Sound Field System and note taking provided. Information: 204-975-3037 or mbchha@mymts.net.

CARP (Canada's Association for the 45 Plus) meeting May 14, 1:30 p.m., Klassen's, 1897 Henderson Hwy. just north of the Chief Peguis on the east side. Topic: Your Life, Your Legacy, with Marion McGurran-Scott. Winnipeg East Chapter #53 meets 2nd Wednesday of the month Information: John Plischke 204-272-3981.

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion # 252 Texas Hold'Em, May 17, registration 1 p.m., tournament 2 p.m., 426 Osborne St. $100 main table entry, $50 consolation table. Register: Northern Stars Poker or on the Winnipeg Veterans English Billiards League website.

Nelson McIntyre Collegiate/Norwood Collegiate/Tache School celebrates 100 years of Learning, May 23 & 24, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, 188 St. Mary's Rd. Register: 204-237-0219 or www.lrsd.net/schools/nmc.

Beginning Experience YABE youth and young adults weekend retreat, May 23-25. Information: 204-275-3090.

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad, May 24, 10 a.m. start, Polo Park Shopping Centre. (next to Earl's) Proceeds stay in Manitoba for Prostate Cancer research & education. Register or make a pledge www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba.

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Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Investors Group Memory Walk, June 12, The Forks. Register: 204-943-6622 or alzheimer.mb.ca.

Manitoba's Walk for Lung Cancer 4th annual Inspire for Life, June 13, registration 6 p.m., walk 7 p.m., canopy area The Forks. $20. Information: 204-930-3765.

Assinbioine Chapter of Sweet Adelines show, The Rhythym of the Night, June 7, MBCI - Jubilee Place Concert Hall, 173 Talbot Ave. Special guests Glen Matthews and Ron Paley. Tickets $20, Thorey 204-837-4767.

Winnipeg East CARP Chapter #53 meet the second Wednesday of the month to June 11, 1:30 - 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 ddemkey@mymts.net.

University of the Philippines Alumni and Associates in MB, Inc. flapjack fundraiser, June 28, 8-10 a.m., Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1150 Grant Ave. $10, fundraising@upmb.net or www.upmb.net.

St. Alphonsus R.C. Parish 100th Anniversary, Oct. 10-12. Information: 204-661-3829 or stals100anv@shaw.ca.

SOS, or Secular Organizations for Sobriety is non-profit self-help group for people looking to abstain for alcohol and other addictions. It is a peer support group that is an alternative to the 12 step programs. Information: http://www.winnipegsos.com.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) provides 10 week programs for overcoming Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Registration for spring groups is now open. Information: 204-925-0600 or adam@adam.mb.ca.

Grace Toastmasters Fear of public speaking? Develop public speaking, leadership and communication skills. Toastmasters meets 7 p.m., Wednesdays (to end of June), 975 Henderson, Access River East Center. Information: 204-880-7245, herbeeking@hotmail.com or just show up.

South St. Vital Book Club meets 10 a.m. the last Friday of the month: Sept. to June. Register: 204-257-4014 or 204-878-3578.

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, 2901 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 villagegreenenglishcountrydancing.org.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 20, 2014 A23

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