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Thursday 14

SHAKEN WITH A TWIST This online social gathering runs from 5–6 p.m., and is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Janna Dutton (Tim Hortons franchise owner). See wesk.ca.

LLC VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE This online event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. It includes an Orientation to Zoom & LLC (6:30 p.m.), Astronomy with Chris Beckett (7:30 p.m.) and Virtual Coffee & Conversation (8:30 p.m.). Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER This online presentation is presented with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Runs 6:30–7:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INTERVIEW STRATEGIES FOR PROFESSIONALS Online presentation on how to prepare for a job interview. Runs 7–8 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Friday Jan 15

WETLAND DRAINAGE CRISIS This virtual talk is hosted by Citizen Environmental Alliance. Guest speaker Jill A.E. Blakley discusses What Makes An Environmental Effect Cumulative? Start time 10:30 a.m. E-mail cea.sask.2018@gmail.com for more information.

WINTER COUPLES’ PAINT NIGHT This online event is led by artist Sarah Pitman. Runs 6–7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday Jan 16

GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE The theme of this online University of Saskatchewan event is Racism in Healthcare. Runs from 1–4:30 p.m., with a second session Jan. 23 from 1–4:30 p.m.  See global-health-conference.usask.ca.

Monday Jan 18

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION CIRCLE This online event runs weekly until Feb. 8, and is for fluent French speakers. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INDIGENOUS-MINDED YOGA This online event runs weekly until March 8 (except for Feb. 15) and is led by Michelle Beatty. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Tuesday Jan 19

UNCORKED This online social gathering runs from 5–6 p.m., and is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guests are Patricia Crowe and Thomas Benjoe of FHQ Developments. See wesk.ca.

DON’T STOP E-READING BOOK CLUB This book being discussed at this online event is Erin Ruddy’s Tell Me My Name. Runs 7–8:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

BASICS OF GARDEN DESIGN This two-part online class will review basic design principles to create a successful garden. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Tonight and Jan. 21 from 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Jan 20

WRITING NORTH This annual conference is co-presented by University of Saskatchewan’s MFA in Writing Program and will be held online in 2021. The theme is Sheltering in Place, Dwelling in Words, and it will include presentations, panel discussion and seminars. Guest authors are Anne Michaels, Barbara Longhurst, Lisa Moore, Sarah Ens, Meaghan Hackinen, Nicole Haldoupis, Shannon McConnell and Allie McFarland. Presented by Saskatchewan Writers Guild. Jan. 20–23. See skwriter.com.

THREADS: CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS This two-day national event features keynote talks by Andrea Menard, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Omayra Issa and Adrienne Clarkson, along with performances and presentations that explore issues, challenges and desires within newcomer and Indigenous communities in Canada. Co-hosted by Saskatoon Open Door Society and CBC Saskatoon. Jan. 20-21. Learn more here.

POWER OF ATTORNEY AND FINANCIAL ABUSE This online event with presenters Brandee Goalen and Erin Claussen-Lockert is hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon–1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

WINTER ASTRONOMY: STARS & CONSTELLATIONS Registration for this online class closes on Jan. 18. It is open to people 18+, and runs for four consecutive Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. until Feb. 10. Presented by URegina Centre for Continuing Education. Register at uregina.ca/cce.

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR Online presentation by Larry Bates. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TELLING THE TRUTH: CREATIVE NON-FICTION IN ALL ITS FORMS Online presentation with RPL writer-in-residence Jill Robinson. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT AND SCAMS This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PUB TRIVIA This event is open to individuals and teams of up to six. Shannon’s Pub and Grill, 8 p.m.

Thursday Jan 21

HOW DOES SOCIAL ISOLATION AFFECT YOUR BRAIN? This online event features a presentation by Emilie Kossick on the impact of Covid safety protocols on seniors. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon–1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY OVERVIEW Online presentation by historian Merle Massie. Start time 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

MOVEMENT AND ERGONOMICS AT HOME Online presentation by physical therapist Lisa Zurburg. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

STARTING A BUSINESS This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REGINA & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: INAUGURATION This online event will welcome new Chair Collin Pullar of Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. Start time 7 p.m. See reginachamber.com.

PROJECT WET WORKSHOP This two-part online course includes sessions tonight and Jan. 28 from 7–9 p.m. The course is designed by teachers and water resource professionals for K–12 classrooms. Register at saskoutdoors.org.

Friday Jan 22

MAP PRESENTATION SERIES This online talk by Shannon Holmes will explore the use of the body as a focal point of theatre practice. Runs 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

DATE NIGHT: MODERNISM ART HISTORY TRAVEL TOUR This online presentation will cover the period from 1860s to 1970s. Starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REGINA WORD UP This online spoken word event features guest artist John McDonald. Runs from 7-9 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Saturday Jan 23

INTRODUCTORY UKRAINIAN Registration for this online class closes on Jan. 21. It is open to people 14+, and runs for seven consecutive Saturdays (except for Feb. 13) from 9–10:30 a.m. until March 20. Presented by URegina Centre for Continuing Education. Register at uregina.ca/cce.

BELLY DANCE BASICS Online presentation with Annissa Spechko. Starts at 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Sunday Jan 24

SASKATCHEWAN MUSIC AWARDS This annual salute to Saskatchewan’s music community will be livestreamed this year. It will include concert performances by nominees, acceptance speeches from winners and more. Details were still being finalized at press time, but you can get more information at veryprairie.ca. [Update: Start time is 8 p.m., with performances by Last Birds, ADEOLUWA, Belle Plaine and The North Sound.]

Monday Jan 25

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION See Jan. 18.

INDIGENOUS-MINDED YOGA See Jan. 18.

Tuesday Jan 26

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES This online event is co-sponsored by Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Saskatoon Public Library. Tonight’s speakers: Margret Asmuss and Pablo Rodriguez discuss “How the Climate Crisis is Changing Where and How People Live”. Start time 7 p.m. Get Zoom link in the online Program Guide at saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THE NOVEL IDEA SOCIETY This online book club is co-hosted with CBC Saskatchewan, and is led by Samantha Maciag. Tonight’s book: Walter Tevis The Queen’s Gambit. Start time is 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Wednesday Jan 27

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

RECYCLING 101: WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RECYCLABLES? This online presentation is hosted by City of Regina, and will review the current state of the city’s recycling program. Runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. See regina.ca.

KEEP CALM AND E-READ ON This book being discussed at this online event is J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

STOCK INVESTING 101 This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

EDITING THE PRAIRIE This online celebration of the life and work of Don Kerr is hosted by Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Bruce Rice and includes contributions by David Carpenter, George Melnyk, Brenda Schmidt, Robert Currie, Dwayne Brenna, gillian harding-russell and Bill Robertson. Presented by Saskatchewan Writers Guild. Starts at 7 p.m. See skwriter.com.

PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES (Dialogue in Socially Distant Times) This online event is presented by University of Regina Theatre Department. Tonight’s guests: Itai Erdal and Arthur Milner. Start time 7:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

PUB TRIVIA See Jan. 20.

Thursday Jan 28

SK PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: WEBINAR The title of this talk by Shelley Pruss (Species Conservation Ecologist) is “Mormon Metalmark butterflies: Apodemia mormo, an uncommon species in the prairie badlands”. Start time is noon. See pcap-sk.org.

YOU MUST MEET THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE This online event sees Pat Bell reflect back on her career as a journalist. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon–1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

LET’S CHAT This virtual event is hosted by Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and features a conversation between Carol GoldenEagle with writers Maria Campbell and Louise Bernice Halfe about their upcoming books. Runs from 7-9 p.m. See skwriter.com.

BUILD A RED RIVER CART This online workshop is led by George Fayant. People who pre-register can pick up their kit at Central Library from Jan. 25–28. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS This online workshop is led by Kyrylo Demchenko. To participate you are asked to create a free account at chess.com. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WINTER READINESS WITH PARKS CANADA This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ANCESTRY 101 This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR NON-PROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

POETRY & SONG This online event features a spoken word and song performance by Regina artist Tara Dawn Solheim from Wallace Stegner House at 7:30 p.m. The link to view it is here.

Friday Jan 29

GOND ART PAINTING Online workshop on a traditional style of art practiced in the Madhya Pradesh region of India. People who pre-register can pick up their kit at Prince of Wales Library from Jan. 25–28. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday Jan 30

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: LAUNCH This event is co-presented by MacKenzie Art Gallery and Saskatchewan African Heritage Museum, and includes a performance by Theatre Saskatchewan every hour. The launch coincides with free admission day at the gallery, and you can attend in person through timed ticketing, or else view online. See mackenzie.art.

Monday Feb 1

QC EASTVIEW WINTER CARNIVAL Opening Day. See Ongoing.

SASKATCHEWAN ABORIGINAL STORYTELLING MONTH Opening Day. See Ongoing.

NATIVE PRAIRIE RESTORATION/RECLAMATION WORKSHOP The theme of this online event is Restoration and Reclamation in a Changing Environment: Adapting to Change, Building Resilience. Included are over 25 webinars, discussion sessions and a trade show covering topics such as invasive species identification and management, climate change and pollinators, orphan wells, salt contamination, rangeland restoration, urban landscaping and more. Events will be held Feb. 1–5. Register at pcap-sk.org.

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION See Jan. 18.

INDIGENOUS-MINDED YOGA See Jan. 18.

Tuesday Feb 2

KIDLIT BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS The book for this online event is Katherine Applegate’s The One & Only Ivan. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS Two-hour online class on how to garden with prairie plants. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs from 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca. 

Wednesday Feb 3

PRECISION CANCER BIODIAGNOSTICS This online workshop is led by Dr. Magliocco. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

FINANCIAL BASICS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PUB TRIVIA See Jan. 20.

Thursday Feb 4

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE This online event features a presentation by Oscar Zapata on behavioural bias. 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.

WINDOWSILL VEGETABLE GARDENING This online workshop is led by Sheila Bonneteau. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TAX AND BENEFITS FOR NEWCOMERS This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday Feb 6

DRAWING & DESIGNING CELTIC KNOTWORK This two-part online workshop is led by Eileen McGann. Start time 2 p.m., with a second session on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

THE HOCKEY SWEATER Saskatoon theatre groups Sum Theatre and La Troupe du Jour are teaming up to present a free bilingual production of Roch Carrier’s classic Canadian tale about a Quebec boy who gets a Toronto Maple Leaf sweater for Christmas. The outdoor performances will run Feb. 6-7, with location and times t.b.a. Get more information here.

OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT at Shannon’s Pub and Grill, 8 p.m.

Monday Feb 8

CULINARY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN SASKATCHEWAN This week, Tourism Saskatchewan is presenting five daily webinars looking at ways of bolstering the tourism industry through promotion of the province’s unique food and drink culture. The webinars will run Feb. 8-12, and will start at 1:30 p.m. each day. Get more information here.  

PRINCE OF WALES LIBRARY BOOK CLUB The book for this online event is The Elephant Whisperer by conservationist Lawrence Anthony. Start time 3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ICE FISHING 101 Online presentation by James Villeneuve from Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION See Jan. 18.

INDIGENOUS-MINDED YOGA See Jan. 18.

Tuesday Feb 9

LEARN TO KEEP FIT WITHOUT THE GYM This online workshop is led by personal trainer Laurie Johnson. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

DROUGHT TOLERANT TREES AND SHRUBS Two-hour online class on gardening in a “water-wise” way. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs from 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Feb 10

ART IS SOCIAL ACTION This online discussion is presented by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation as part of International Development Week, and will look at the role the creative arts can play in advancing social justice issues. Runs between 10-11:30 p.m. See saskcic.org, or register here.

ART IS INFLUENCE This online keynote address by powwow dancer Notorious Cree is presented by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation as part of International Development Week. Runs between 1-2 p.m. See saskcic.org, or register here.

SK PRAIRIE CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN: WEBINAR Guest speaker Lorelle Berkeley (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) discusses Greater Sage-grouse in Montana. Start time is noon. See pcap-sk.org.

SENIORS TAX TIPS This online event features a presentation by accountant Lavern Stevenson. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon–1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

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

RPL’S ACCESSIBLE COLLECTIONS This online workshop is led by RPL Outreach Services Librarian Patti-Lynne McLeod. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PUB TRIVIA See Jan. 20.

Thursday Feb 11

PRAIRIE DOG: NEW ISSUE DAY

MORE THAN JUST HEADSTONES This online event features a presentation by local historian Kenton DeJong on tragedies Regina citizens have experienced over the decades. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon–1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

RETIREMENT STRATEGIES TO KEEP MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET This online presentation starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Friday 12

TIED IN KNOTS With live performances on hold because of the pandemic, the Saskatoon theatre company Burnt Thicket Theatre is offering a series of audio plays over the next two months on the theme of marriage and embracing the challenges that coupledom presents. The plays will be released every two weeks, starting today with a café romance by Jeany Van Meltebeke called The Kindling Box. See burnthicket.com.

BETTER FOR ALL: DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUALITY This online keynote address by Samra Zafar (author of The Good Wife) is presented by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation as part of International Development Week. Runs between 5-7 p.m. See saskcic.org, or register here.

DATE NIGHT: DYNAMIC DUOS ART HISTORY TRAVEL TOUR This online event with a focus on famous art collaborations starts at 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Ongoing

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. See saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

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.

GET OUTSIDE! Over the next few weeks, Nature Regina will host several outdoor gatherings to explore nature. The gatherings are family-friendly and will include morning and afternoon sessions. The schedule includes A.E. Wilson Park (Jan. 29) and Royal Saskatchewan Museum (Jan. 30, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10). See natureregina.ca.

QC EASTVIEW WINTER CARNIVAL This annual festival has been reimagined for 2021, and will include a variety of events running from Feb. 1-12. See eastviewregina.com.

SASKATCHEWAN ABORIGINAL STORYTELLING MONTH This annual celebration of Indigenous storytelling will offer a mix of in person and online events in 2021. The month opens with an official launch Feb. 1 at 11 a.m., and events include two presentations by former police officer Ernie Louttit at Sask Polytechnique (Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-noon and Feb. 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.); an online conversation between Cooper Skjeie and poet Randy Morin on Healing (Feb. 3 from noon-1 p.m.); an online presentation by poet/artist Kevin Wesaquate hosted by Sask. Writers’ Guild (Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m.); and an online presentation by Indigenous storyteller Kim Soo Goodtrack hosted by University of Regina (Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m.) Get more information here.       

HILAREY COWAN: SAVE AS This is a remount of an outdoor light sculpture that was presented at Nuit Blanche last August. The installation is co-presented with the City of Regina, and will be on display at Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre until mid-March. See regina.ca/winterfun.  

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.

SASKTEL SASKATCHEWAN JAZZ FESTIVAL: ARTIST APPLICATIONS Saskatchewan artists who are interested in performing at the festival next July are invited to apply on-line at through the festival website at saskjazz.com. Application deadline is Feb. 5.