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Thursday April 8

1 HOUR PHOTO Opening Night. See Ongoing.

TANSLEY LECTURE Guest-speaker for this online event is Stephanie Kelton. Her talk is titled “The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy”. Hosted by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Runs 7-8:30 p.m. See schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

Friday April 9

HOME IS A DRAG This free online performance by Zee Zee Theatre is family-friendly, and features real-life drag queens Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah who relate their experience as dads to a two-year-old in pandemic times. The event includes a pre-recorded video and live story-time. Presented by Persephone Theatre, starts at 11 a.m., with a second performance and family dance party on April 10 at 1 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org. 

TIED IN KNOTS With live performances on hold, Burnt Thicket Theatre is offering several audio plays on the theme of marriage and the challenges of coupledom. Today’s play is Middle Ground by Krista Marushy, which sees a married couple confront flaws in their relationship when writing a wedding speech for a couple they introduced.  See burnthicket.com.

Saturday April 10

JOURNEYS IN MUSIC Online presentation by Anna Norris (bassoon). Presented by Conservatory of Performing Arts with host Christa Eidsness. Runs 11 a.m.-Noon. See uregina.ca.

WRITING YOUR PASSIONS This online event with author Deanna Driver is part of RPL’s Writes of Spring program. Starts at 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Monday April 12

PRINCE OF WALES BOOK CLUB This is an online event. Today: Eden Robinson Son of a Trickster. Starts at 3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION CIRCLE This online event is for fluent French speakers. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

COMEDY GOLD FINAL This one hour virtual performance features comedians from a graduating theatre class at University of Regina. The show is rated 18+. Starts at 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Tuesday April 13

LEVENE SPEAKER SERIES Guest speaker is Laura Huang (Harvard Business School), and her talk is titled “Turning Adversity into Advantage”. Runs noon-1 p.m. See uregina.ca.

EXAMINING SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE THROUGH A QUEER LENS This online workshop is co-presented by Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre and OUTSaskatoon. Starts at 3 p.m. See ssaic.ca.

COPING WITH PTSD Guest-speaker for this online event is Shannon Patton (CMHA Regina). Starts at 6:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

LIFELONG LEARNING CENTRE OPEN HOUSE This virtual event features presentations on centre programming. Tonight: Orientation to the CCE Community and Zoom (6:30 p.m.); Wine Appreciation with Greg Harasen (7:30 p.m.); Wine & Conversation (8:30 p.m.). Register by April 12 at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or call 306-585-5748.

MYSTERIOUS TRILLIUMS AND THEIR FRIENDS This online class is lead by Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7-9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday April 14

THRIVE COUNSELLING Three sessions are available for drop-in counselling: 10:30-11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m. Covid safety protocols are in place. Central Library. See reginalibrary.ca.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, 1 p.m. See regina.ca for agenda.

LLC OPEN HOUSE This virtual event features presentations on centre programming. Today: Orientation to CCE Community and Zoom (1 p.m.); Peter the Great & the Recasting of Russia with Clay Burlingham (2 p.m.); Trivia & Conversation (3 p.m.). Register by April 12 at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or call 306-585-5748.

THE POET’S PROCESS This online RPL Writes of Spring event is lead by Tea Gerbeza. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

COVID STORIES: LOCAL CAPSULE This online RPL Writes of Spring event is lead by Theresa Kutarna (Paper Umbrella). Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

FLYING WILD This two-part online course on migratory birds includes sessions tonight and April 21 from 7-9 p.m. The course is designed for educators involved with children in grades 1-9. Register at saskoutdoors.org.

Thursday April 15

DINNER AT YOUR DOOR This “at home” fundraiser is presented by Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers Regina, and includes a three-course meal from a local chef along with a virtual performance “Together in Concert: In Solidarity with African Grandmothers”. The performance is hosted by Jackie Richardson and features Steven Page, author Sheree Fitch, The Sojourners, Mighty Popo, Joey Landreth and more, and will be available to view for 72 hours. Deadline to reserve your meal is April 12. See grandmothers4grandmothersregina.com or cdngrandmothers.com (concert only).

LLC OPEN HOUSE This virtual event features presentations on types of programming offered by the centre. Today: Orientation to CCE Community and Zoom (9:30 a.m.); T.B.A. (10:30 a.m.); Coffee & Conversation (11:30 a.m.). Register by April 12 at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or call 306-585-5748.

JUSTICE FOR ALL: A STORY ABOUT INCLUSION This online event will look at diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Runs 10-11 a.m. Hosted by Regina & District Chamber of Commerce. See reginachamber.com.

CONSERVING CANADA’S WILDLIFE CORRIDORS Online presentation on the importance of wildlife corridors to connect habitat. Hosted by Nature Conservancy of Canada. Runs 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register at bit.ly/3czF7YY.

ARE SMRS RIGHT FOR SASKATCHEWAN? Guest-speaker for this online event is Jeremy Rayner. The talk will examine the suitability of small modular reactors as a future energy source to address climate change. Hosted by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Runs noon-1 p.m. See schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

SHAPE OF STORY Guest presenter at this online workshop on storytelling is Saskatoon writer Danica Lorer. Hosted by Listen to Dis’ Community Arts, with ASL interpretation by Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Runs 6-8 p.m. See listentodis.com.

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE RETROSPECTIVE This online RPL Writes of Spring event features current writer-in-residence J. Jill Robinson in conversation with Trevor Herriot, Gail Bowen and Arthur Slade. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

THE SPRING GARDEN This online class is lead by Sara Williamson. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7-9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

DRAW A DANCER NIGHT This online art event is presented by Saskatoon’s Freeflow Dance Company, and offers an opportunity to draw dancers in motion. The event runs from 7-8:30 p.m., and you can get more information here.

Saturday April 17

JOURNEYS IN MUSIC Online presentation by Dan Scholz (violin). Presented by Conservatory of Performing Arts with host Christa Eidsness. Runs 1:30-2:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

BUILDING A MYSTERY This online RPL Writes of Spring workshop is lead by J.C. Paulson (author of the Adam and Grace mystery series). Starts at 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Monday April 19

NATURE REGINA: MONTHLY MEETING Guest-speaker at this online event is Branimir Gjetvaj who will discuss “Action for Climate & Biodiversity: Why Small Steps Are Important”. Runs 7-8:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION CIRCLE See April 12.

Tuesday April 20

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS WEBINAR Sarah Semmler (Living Prairie Museum) “Wild Pollinators in the Prairie”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

HOW WE SAY IT MATTERS: RETHINKING LANGUAGE AROUND SUBSTANCE USE Guest presenter for this online event is Kara Fletcher (Director of the Social Policy Research Centre). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon-1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

UNCORKED This online gathering is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Jennifer Dubois (Miyosiwin Salon Spa). Runs 5-6 p.m. See wesk.ca.

SHAPERS OF WORLDS: WRITING FANTASY This online RPL Writes of Spring event is lead by Edward Willett. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

SPRING BIRDWATCHING Guest-speaker for this online event is Jared Clarke. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PERENNIALS: BASICS AND BEYOND This online class will be lead by Sara Williamson. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7-9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday April 21

FAMILY LAW AFTER 50 This online event with lawyer Zina Scott will focus on family law for older adults. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon-1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

INTERVIEW STRATEGIES FOR PROFESSIONALS This online event will be facilitated by a human resources professional. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

J. JILL ROBINSON: AUTHOR READING Online RPL Writes of Spring event. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WELL-VERSED: A LECTURE SERIES This virtual series features conversations with Canadian authors. Today: host Marina Endicott and writer Gil Adamson discuss “Horse Tack, Barbed Wire, and Vintage Photographs: The Delights of Research in a Literary Western”. Runs 7-8:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.

THRIVE COUNSELLING See April 14.

Thursday April 22

BOLSTERING SME CYBERSECURITY This online event features a presentation on Canada’s National Cybersecure program. Runs 10-11 a.m. Hosted by Regina & District Chamber of Commerce. See reginachamber.com.

HELEN KNOTT: AUTHOR READING Online RPL Writes of Spring event with the author of In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

COMPOST 101: SCRAPS TO SOIL This free online class is lead by Lisa Howse. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7-9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

PERSEPHONE THEATRE: OPEN STAGE This is the first of four online events that Persephone is hosting in the next few months. Guest artists are Peace Akintade (spoken word), Kathy Cram (children’s story), Amanda Trapp (musical theatre), Sketchy Bandits (sketch comedy), Carla Orosz (Sask Theatre
Design Festival: interview) and Ellen Froese (singer/songwriter). Starts at 7 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

Friday April 23

CONVERGING CRISES: ADDRESSING THE CRISES IN LONG-TERM CARE, HEALTH SYSTEM INEQUITIES, AND FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS This three-part webinar series is presented by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The series includes: “Learning from our History: Missed Opportunities and Lessons for the Future” with Greg Marchildon, Camille Orridge, Danielle Martin and Barbara Cameron (today from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., register here); “Strategies for Moving Forward: A Learning Health System Approach for Empowering the Healthcare Workforce, Patients and Communities” with Rob Reid, Cheryl Prescod, Kim McGrail and Deanne Taylor (April 30, 9:30 a.m.-noon, register here); and “A Rights-based Approach to Health Equity for Indigenous and Racialized Communities” with Naheed Dosani, Martha Jackman and t.b.a. (May 7, 1-3:30 p.m., register here).

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE This city-organized event allows you to dispose of paint, fertilizers, aerosols, batteries, light bulbs, propane tanks and rimless tires in an environmentally safe way. 2400 6th Ave., 4-7 p.m., and April 24-25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See regina.ca.

REGINA WORD UP MINI OPEN MIC This online spoken word event offers artists a chance to sign up for five-minute time slots. Runs 7-8 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

FOURTH YEAR FILM SCREENING This online event features screenings of short films by four senior University of Regina film students:  Gabrielle Caswell, Liam Johnson, John Kit Parmisaran and Marco Pelchat. Starts at 7 p.m. The films will then be available to view until May 7. Get details here

Saturday April 24

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION To mark Earth Day Nature Regina and community partners are presenting several online presentations and neighbourhood activities. Get a digital activity package at natureregina.ca.

SPRING BEAR OUTDOOR 3D SHOOT This outdoor shoot is hosted by Wascana Archers at their outdoor facility 25 km north of Regina. Archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. April 24-25. See wascanaarchers.ca.

WRITING FOR YOUNG READERS Online RPL Writes of Spring event with Saskatoon author Alice Kuipers. Starts at 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE See April 24.

Sunday April 25

INTERNATIONAL DANCE WEEK To celebrate the week, Saskatoon’s Freeflow Dance Company is presenting a week-long series of short performances. The series will run April 25-May 1 from 7-7:30 p.m., and will include a post-performance Q&A with the participating artists. Get more information on the dance schedule here.

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY The Saskatoon theatre company presents a free online performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines in the month. Start time 7 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE See April 24.

Monday April 26

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION CIRCLE See April 12.

Tuesday April 27

WASTE REFORUM 2021 This virtual conference is hosted by Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council. It includes a keynote address by Dan Leif on the impact of the pandemic on recycling, along with panel discussions and presentations on how to reduce waste and develop a circular economy. The conference runs April 27-29. Get details at saskwastereduction.ca.

PANDEMICS VS. ENDEMICS VS. EPIDEMICS Guest-speaker for this online event is Tarun Katapally. The talk will examine the potential benefits of digital innovation in healthcare. Hosted by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Runs 1:30-3 p.m. See schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

KIDLIT BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS The book for this online event is Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WRITING FOR MAGAZINES This online RPL Writes of Spring event is lead by Toby Welch. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC CARS Guest-speaker for this online event is Matt Pointer (Saskatchewan Electric Vehicle Association). Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday April 28

CITY COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, 1 p.m. See regina.ca for agenda.

KEEP CALM AND E-READ ON This is an online event. Tonight: Trevor Noah’s memoir Born A Crime. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR LIFE STAGE FINANCIAL PLANNING This is an online presentation. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

THRIVE COUNSELLING See April 14.

Thursday April 29

COVID VACCINES: FROM THE PRODUCTION LINE TO THE PEOPLE This online panel discussion will review various efforts underway to develop vaccine capacity to safeguard Canadians from Covid-19. The discussion is moderated by Dan Florizone and includes Krista Brodie (Commander Military Personnel Generation Group), Volker Gerdts (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization) and Scott Malcolm (Canadian Forces Health Services Group). Hosted by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Runs 10:30 a.m.-noon. See schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

THE NOVEL IDEA SOCIETY This online book club is co-hosted with CBC Saskatchewan, and is led by Samantha Maciag. Tonight’s book: Kaleb Dahlgren’s memoir Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Friday April 30

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE Opening Day. See Ongoing.

DINNER AND A MOVIE This online event includes a chance make a special meal and watch the classic romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday May 1

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET City Square Plaza, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See reginafarmersmarket.ca.

JOURNEYS IN MUSIC Online presentation by Jean-Louis Bleau (choral conductor). Presented by Conservatory of Performing Arts with host Christa Eidsness. Runs 11 a.m.-Noon. See uregina.ca.

Tuesday May 4

FIRST DRAFT: CONVERSATIONS ON WRITING This online event features host Brenda Niskala and novelist Arthur Slade. Runs 12:15-1 p.m. See skwriter.com.

INTRODUCTION TO EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS ON THE PRAIRIES Guest-speaker for this online event is Jenine Kozey. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday May 5

ASK THE ASTHMA EXPERTS Guest-speakers for this online event are Donald Cockroft (respirologist) and Jennifer Salahub (registered nurse). Hosted by Saskatchewan Lung Association. Runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Register here.

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET See May 1.

Thursday May 6

SASKATCHEWAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES Guest presenter for this online event is Stephen Cheng, who will offer an overview of the province’s chemical industry. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon-1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

JACK 94.5’S COCKTAIL CLUB & TRIVIA NIGHT This monthly event is hosted by Sherri and Woody. Broadway’s Lounge & Western Pizza, 6-8 p.m.

NO TILL GARDENING This online class will be lead by Kim Ross. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7-9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Friday May 7

BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING This webinar will look at ways to reduce energy use (and cost) in relation to heating, cooling and ventilation through conservation and retrofits. Presented by Saskatchewan Environmental Society. Runs 9 a.m. to noon. See environmentalsociety.ca.

Saturday May 8

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET See May 1.

JOURNEYS IN MUSIC Online presentation by Adrian Casas (violinist and conductor). Presented by Conservatory of Performing Arts with host Christa Eidsness. Runs 11 a.m.-Noon. See uregina.ca.

Monday May 10

SASKATCHEWAN ARTS AWARDS This annual event will be held virtually in 2021. There are awards in six categories: Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement, RBC Emerging Artist, Artistic Excellence, Arts and Learning, Leadership (Individual) and Leadership (Organization). Recipients will receive an original sculpture by Saskatoon artist Marie Lannoo. Starts at 7 p.m. Get details here.

Tuesday May 11

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS WEBINAR Phil Rose (Alberta Conservation Association) “Greater Sage-grouse and Grassland Songbirds”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

POETIC FORMS This online workshop is facilitated by poet Juliette Blake Jacob, and will focus on different poetic forms. Hosted by Creative City Centre. Runs 7-9 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES This online event is presented by Saskatchewan Environmental Society in partnership with Saskatoon Public Library. Tonight: Ann Coxworth discusses “Are small nuclear reactors part of our future?” The talk will critique the idea that small modular reactors are a solution to concerns about greenhouse gas emissions. Starts at 7 p.m. Get Zoom link in the online Program Guide at saskatoonlibrary.ca.

GROWING FRUIT IN NORTHERN GARDENS This online class is lead by Sara Williamson. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7-9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday May 12

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET See May 1.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING City Hall, 1 p.m. See regina.ca for agenda.

Thursday May 13

PRAIRIE DOG: NEW ISSUE DAY

Saturday May 15

JOURNEYS IN MUSIC Online presentation by Carmen Constantinescu (violinist and educator). Presented by Conservatory of Performing Arts with host Christa Eidsness. Runs 11 a.m.-Noon. See uregina.ca.

DEATH OF THE ARTIST This online event features a keynote by William Deresiewicz (author of Death of the Artist), followed by a panel discussion on the impact of the digital economy on artists’ livelihoods and the need for basic income. Panelists include Julie Dzerowicz (Ontario Liberal MP), Simon Enoch (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Paddy Lamb (CARFAC president). Hosted by Saskatchewan Arts Alliance. Runs 1:30-4 p.m. See artsalliance.sk.ca.

REGINA FARMERS’ OUTDOOR MARKET See May 1.


Ongoing

1 HOUR PHOTO With live theatre on hold, Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre is hosting a film version of Tetsuro Shigematsu’s one-person play inspired by the life of Japanese-Canadian Mas Yamamoto. Yamamoto was born in a Fraser River fishing village, and was later held in an internment camp during World War II, and went on to help build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the Cold War. The screening includes a live Q&A with Shigematsu. Persephone Theatre, April 8-18. See persephonetheatre.org.

WHL REGULAR SEASON Using a bubble format, the WHL has set up a 24-game regular season. Regina is the host city for seven East division teams at Brandt Centre: Regina Pats, Saskatoon Blades, Prince Albert Warriors, Swift Current Broncos, Brandon Wheat Kings and Winnipeg Ice. The season will run until April 28. No fans are currently allowed at the games, and you can get more information at whl.ca.

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE This citizen science project will be conducted in Covid-safe manner in Regina and the surrounding area, and will offer people the opportunity to document native plants and animals through the website inaturalist.ca. The event is hosted by Nature Regina, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Friends of Wascana Marsh, Nature Saskatchewan and Nature Conservancy of Canada, and will run from April 30-May 3. Get details here.    

COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TEST No doctor referral is required at this province-run facility. International Trade Centre (Evraz Place), Monday through Sunday from 1-7 p.m. The provincial government has also opened a mass immunization clinic at the same site. See saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN The society runs two free programs designed to help individuals and families dealing with mental health challenges. Both Your Recovery Journey and Family Recovery Journey are five session courses that are available online, and you can find out more at schizophrenia.sk.ca or by calling 306-584-2620. 

YWCA WOMEN OF DISTINCTION The nomination period for this annual event honouring women for their leadership and community service has been extended until April 12. Award categories include Frontline Worker, Health Care Hero, Pandemic Innovator, Entrepreneurship & Trade, Community Champion and Young Woman of Distinction. See womenofdistinctionregina.com.

WARM-UP STATION This service is being provided by YWCA Regina and All Nations Hope Network, with snacks, washrooms and outreach services in a Covid-safe environment. The station is at 3510 5th Ave., and is open 24 hours a day. See allnationshope.ca or ywcaregina.com.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS This organization welcomes people who face struggles with managing their appetite and maintaining their health. Zoom meetings are Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 2-3 p.m. See oaregina.com.