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City of Moose Jaw

A look at some of the upcoming events in the Moose Jaw and surrounding area.

Cardiaction support group

A cardiaction support group meeting will be held on March 13 at 10 a.m. in the card room at Timothy Eaton Gardens. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria following the meeting.

Stew supper

Trinity United Church, located at 277 Lillooet St. W., will hold a stew supper on March 16 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children aged six to 12 and preschoolers are free. For tickets, call Harvey at 306-693-5069. There is a chair lift to both levels.

Grand opening

Grand opening of the Moose Jaw and District Seniors’ newly finished basement will be on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Arthritis and massage

Arthritis and massage, a presentation by the Arthritis Society, will be on March 20 at 7 p.m. It will be available at the following Five Hills Health Region (FHHR) telehealth sites: Moose Jaw, Assiniboia, Gravelbourg, Rockglen, Craik and Central Butte. Pre-register by March 17. Contact Lisa Taylor, FHHR regional telehealth consultant, at 306-691-2635 or email ltaylor@fhhr.ca.

Art guild

The Moose Jaw Art Guild will meet on March 21 at 1 p.m. at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High St. W. Guests and new members are welcome. Call 306-693-0872 for more information.

Singles dance

Moose Jaw Town and Country Singles Dance will be on March 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight including a midnight lunch, at the Church of Our Lady Community Centre. The band will be Leon Ochs. Married couples are welcome. Cost is $12. For more information, call Marion at 306-691-6634.

Moose Jaw Public Library

Benefits of RAW: Sprouted and Fermented Foods with Carrie Richardson of Alternate Root Organics will be on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Admission is free.

Just DIY! Beaded Animal Lanyards for youth aged 10 to 18 will be on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Turn beads into animals to carry everywhere such as kangaroos, penguins, ducks and frogs. All materials will be provided. No registration is required and admission is free.

Resista Bands/Bender Ball for the Mature Adult with Diane Therrien, Hair Expressions and Ladies Fitness Centre, will be on March 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Admission is free.

Stamp club

The Moose Jaw Stamp Club will meet on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Lindale School staffroom at 1322 11th Ave. N.W. Use the north entrance. Visitors are welcome. Call 306-693-5705 for more information.

Moose Jaw Community Players

Moose Jaw Community Players and the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow will present two performances of Here On the Flight Path by Norm Foster in preparation for the annual six-day provincial drama festival, TheatreFest 2014, which will be held in Swift Current. The performances will be on April 11 and April 12 at 8 p.m. at the Mae Wilson Theatre. Tickets are $20 each.

Nature Moose Jaw

Nature Moose Jaw will meet on March 14 at 7 p.m. in the card room at Timothy Eaton Gardens. The featured presenters will be Jack and Alice Trusty, avocational archeologists and nature lovers. They have undertaken a number of trips and visually documented many of their travels. Their presentation will include a tour through central B.C., aboard the Zodiac over Ripple Park and across the Hectate Straight to Haidagwali or Queen Charlotte Island. A luncheon and social will follow the video display. Admission is free.

Nature Moose Jaw’s usual spring nature walk and pancake breakfast has been changed to a barbecue following the walk. Participants are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren to play in the outdoor playground. Other nature groups from the province are invited to participate. Organizers are hoping to arrange a visit to the caves of the Big Muddy Badlands. For more information, contact the group’s president, Russ McKnight, at 306-692-3233.

Moose Jaw Highland Festival Association

At the annual general meeting of the Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival held on Feb. 23, the table officers of the Moose Jaw Highland Festival Association were elected as directors of the provincial association. These include president Russ McKnight, vice-president Michelle Gallagher, secretary Kenna Boan and treasurer Faye Richardson.

The next planning session for the Moose Jaw festival will be on March 25 at 7 p.m. in the board room at the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce, 88 Saskatchewan St. E. Anyone interested in being part of the 65th annual festival set for May 17 is invited to attend. For more information, contact president Russ McKnight at 306-692-3233 or vice-president Michelle Gallagher at 306-624-0711.

The next meeting of the provincial association will be on March 16 at the Travelodge Hotel in Regina.

Moose Jaw Canada Day Association

The next planning session for the Moose Jaw Canada Day Association will be on March 20 at 7 p.m. at 823 Alder Ave. A fundraising concert featuring The Uncoolas will be on May 2 at the Mae Wilson Theatre with a theme of One Stop - It’s Personal This Time. The motto for the 2014 Moose Jaw Canada Day activities will be Canada - Proud and Free.

Confirmed activities on July 1 include the annual morning pancake breakfast, entertainment and dignitaries at the Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre, afternoon entertainment at the Centennial Amphitheatre in Crescent Park and evening fireworks at Hamilton Flats.

Anyone interested in being a part of the Canada Day activities is invited to attend the meeting. For more information, contact president Russ McKnight at 306-692-3233.

Central Butte centennial

Central Butte will celebrate its 100th anniversary from July 25 to 27. The weekend will include the unveiling of the commemorative legion cenotaph on Main Street with a parade, show and shine, slowpitch and childrens’ activities.

The Friday night family dance will feature Bradfords Corner with Corinne Newton and Glenna (Berger) Switzer. On Saturday, the dance will feature Men Without Shame.

The Central Butte and District Lions will have an open house for their 50th anniversary of serving the community and there will be several class reunions and a hospital and medical staff reunion.

Anyone with a connection to Central Butte and the surrounding district are invited to attend. For details, contact the town office at 306-796-2000 or visit www.centralbutte.ca.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Public Library, Trinity United Church, Arthritis Society Moose Jaw Art Guild Canadian Legion Hall Moose Jaw Town and Country Singles Dance Mae Wilson Theatre Ladies Fitness Centre Moose Jaw Stamp Club Lindale School Festival Association Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow Day Association Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce Travelodge Hotel Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre

Geographic location: Moose Jaw Community, Timothy Eaton Gardens, Butte Canada Saskatchewan Swift Current Ripple Park Queen Charlotte Island Central Butte Regina Crescent Park

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