Clear out your shelves
Spring cleaning is in full force, so why not donate some of your old books to the John Howard Society?
The West End organization is collecting gently used books for Book Behind Bars, a program that provides local inmates with literature.
Popular authors include Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Kate Elliott, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, George R.R. Martin, James Patterson, Anne Rice, R.L. Stine and Stuart Woods.
Popular types of books are westerns, fantasy and sci-fi, mystery, detective stories, young adult novels, modern biographies, dictionaries, thesauri and books by Indigenous authors.
Please avoid topics that glorify drug and substance use and gang involvement.
To donate, bring books to the John Howard Society (583 Ellice Ave.), open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, closed from noon to 1 p.m. Call 204-775-1514 for more information.
Things japanese sale
The Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba (180 McPhillips St.) is hosting a Things Japanese sale on Sat., April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The sale includes gently used Japanese items, including dishes, books and artifacts. The sale is a fundraiser for JCAM.
Egg hunt at the museum
Head to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada for a twist on an Easter classic.
The RAMWC is hosting two ‘Hangar Hunts’ on Sat., April 15 at 10 a.m. and Sun., April 16 at 2 p.m. Kids and families are invited to take part in the hunt for delicious chocolate eggs.
Doors open a half hour before events start, and kids are welcome to come down to make their own paper basket.
Regular museum admission applies. Visit royalaviationmuseum.com for more information.
Scrabble for Africa
Grands ‘n’ More is once again hosting their annual Scrabble for Africa event on Sat., April 15 at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (2700 Portage Ave.).
The organization raises money for and awareness of the Stephen Lewis foundation, which supports families in 15 African countries affected by HIV/AIDS.
The event goes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the church hall. Anyone is welcome to play for a $25 pledge. Players can cheat in a number of ways by paying $2.
The day includes prizes, refreshments, a silence auction, 50/50 draws and merchandise for sale.
To register, contact Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-832-5569.
Elmer Iseler Singers to perform in St. James
The Elmer Iseler Singers, a renowned choral group from Toronto, will be making their first Western Canadian stop in Winnipeg on Wed., April 19 at Sturgeon Creek United Church (207 Thompson Dr.).
The group, which was founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler, has been featured on CBC Radio 2 and is known as one of Canada’s top choirs.
Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at McNally Robinson or at the church. $30 at the door.