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Thursday Nov 19

THE PORTRAIT PROJECT Opening Day. See Ongoing.

PARAGON AWARDS Because of the pandemic, this annual celebration of business excellence, with awards in multiple categories, will be held over Zoom. Hosted by Regina & District Chamber of Commerce. Start time 7 p.m. See reginachamber.com.

Friday Nov 20

ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE: RESPONDING TO CATASTROPHES This online talk by Yvette Mucharraz Y Cano is presented by Hill and Levene Schools of Business. Start time 10 a.m. See uregina.ca.

EVERYTHING BUT LITERATURE: ROMANTIC POETRY AND THE LIMITS OF COMEDY’S PROVOCATIVE FORMS This online talk by Carmen Mathes is presented by URegina English department. Runs 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

REGINA SELECTS The film being screened, Night Train to Lisbon,was selected by URegina MFA student Esperanza Sanchez Espitia. RPL Theatre, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday Nov 21

VIRTUAL HANDMADE MARKET This virtual market features over 50 local makers, and is hosted by The Wren. Starts at 10 a.m., runs to Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. See thewrenyqr.ca.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED This online event features readings by Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Bruce Rice, Saskatchewan Youth Poet Laureate Peace Akintade and Banff Centre Poet Laureate Steven Ross Smith. Start time 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Sunday Nov 22

CAT & DOG WELLNESS This online event features a presentation by two workers from Metro Pet Market on how to support your pet’s physical and mental health. Start time 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

EMBRACING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: BRINGING LIFE TO THE U.N. DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES This two-part online discussion is presented by KAIROS Prairies North. The sessions run today from 3–4:30 p.m., and Nov. 24 from 7–8:30 p.m. See kairoscanada.org.

VIRTUAL HANDMADE MARKET See Saturday 21.

Monday Nov 23

CELLPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY SAMPLER This free online class is led by Kristin MacPherson and is open to students ages 16+. Runs 7–8 p.m. Register at uregina.ca.

Tuesday Nov 24

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS SERIES WEBINAR Nicola Koper (Resources Institute, University of Manitoba) discusses “Effects of oil development and anthropogenic noise on grassland songbirds in Canada”. Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

TRADITIONAL WOODBLOCK TEA TOWELS Online workshop to learn how to print patterns on fabric. People who pre-register can pick up their kit at Prince of Wales Library between Nov. 20–23. Start time 1:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

THE NOVEL IDEA SOCIETY This online book club is co-hosted with CBC Saskatchewan, and is led by Samantha Maciag. Tonight’s book: Jesse Thistle From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless and Finding My Way. Start time is 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

INDIGENOUS BEADING CIRCLE This online workshop is led by Métis artist Maria-Margaretta. People who pre-register can pick up their kit at Dunlop Art Gallery between Nov. 19–24. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

IN CONVERSATION This online discussion with Dunlop Gallery director Alyssa Fearon, filmmaker Cheryl Foggo and academic Karina Vernon precedes the screening of Foggo’s documentary John Ware Reclaimed at RPL Theatre on Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Start time 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

HOUSE PLANTS Two-hour online class on good options for plants to grow indoors in winter. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Start time 7 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca. 

Wednesday Nov 25

TOUGH GUISE: MASCULINITIES AND VIOLENCE IN MEDIA AND REAL LIFE Online discussion with Jackson Katz on negative cultural factors that shape masculinity and contribute to gender violence. Presented by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation. Start time noon. See saskcic.org.

VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT This online event features Jesse Thistle, author of From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless and Finding My Way. Runs noon–1 p.m. See uregina.ca.

CULTIVATING TRUST This online conference is hosted by Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan. Guest speakers include Timothy Caulfield (Infodemic: Is Misinformation Killing Us?) and Frank Mitloehner (Rethinking Methane: The Path to Climate Neutrality for Animal Agriculture). Runs 1–4:30 p.m. See farmfoodcaresk.org.

MARIE POWELL: WATER SIGHT This online launch for book two in the Last of the Gifted series includes an author reading and discussion. Start time 2 p.m. Get details here.

PBDC FRESHMEAT This weekly training event is hosted by Pile ‘O Bones Derby Club, and is open to skaters 16+. Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, 6–8 p.m. See reginarollerderby.com.

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS This online workshop is led by Jojo Liu. People who pre-register can pick up their kit at George Bothwell Library between Nov. 21–24. Start time 6 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

USING DNA TO SOLVE ADOPTION AND PARENTAGE MYSTERIES This online event is hosted by Centre For Continuing Education. To get the greatest benefit students should have taken an autosomal DNA test. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at uregina.ca/cce/personal-enrichment or 306-585-5748.

PLANNING FINANCIALLY FOR YOUR NEW BABY This online presentation is part of Financial Literacy Month. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ANCESTRY 101 This online presentation will offer information on Ancestry Library Edition. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CITY OF REGINA WRITING AWARD This online event is co-hosted by the city and Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. The 2020 winner is Iryn Tushabe, and the runners-up are Donna Gartshore and Bernadette Wagner. Start time 7 p.m. See skwriter.ca.

CROSSING CURRENTS This online event is hosted by URegina Theatre Department, and features a discussion between host Kris Alvarez and guests Rania Al Harthi and Aren Okemaysim on “Activating Change, In Your Own Skin”. Start time 7:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

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

Thursday Nov 26

ART SCHOOL This online discussion is led by artist Zun Lee. Start time 6 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

OVERCOMING LIFE CHALLENGES This online discussion on living with disability and uncertainty is led by storyteller and RPL tutor Daryl Sauser. Start time 6 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

MY CONVERSATIONS WITH CANADIANS This online discussion on issues related to Truth and Reconciliation is led by Indigenous author Lee Maracle. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PROJECT WILD/BELOW ZERO WORKSHOP This two-part online workshop is geared to educators interested in outdoor play and nature education. Today 7–9 p.m., and Dec. 3 from 7–9 p.m. See saskoutdoors.org.

BRIDE OF REANIMATOR This 19+ event is hosted by Slasher Cinema, and features a screening of the 1990 horror comedy about two scientists who create a she-monster. Cloud 9 Live, doors at 7 p.m., screening at 9 p.m.

Friday Nov 27

MAP PRESENTATION SERIES The title of this online talk by David Dick (Department of Music) is “Balancing Practice and Practicing Balance: Performance, Pedagogy and Body Mapping”. Runs 3:30–4:30 p.m. See uregina.ca.

INFO SESSION FOR WOMEN & GENDER MINORITIES This online session is presented by FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) and is open to women and gender minority artists. Runs 5:30–8:30 p.m. See saskmusic.org.

SCHOOLHAUS DATE NIGHT: STEWS & CHILIS This online workshop is hosted by Schoolhaus Culinary Arts. The dishes are Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Smoky Spanish Vegetable Stew and White Chicken and Bean Chili. Start time 5:30 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

RWU YOUTH STAGE This online spoken word event is open to performers 13–24, with guest artist Tasha Receno. Runs 7–9 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

Saturday Nov 28

SMART TECHNOLOGY: SIMPLIFYING YOUR LIFE This online event is hosted by Centre For Continuing Education, and offers an overview of the positives and negatives of smart technology. Runs 10 a.m.–noon. Register at uregina.ca/cce/personal-enrichment or 306-585-5748.

SASKATCHEWAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS This seventh annual salute to independent film will be held online this year. It includes awards in six categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Student Film, Best Acting, Best Web Series and Audience Choice. Hosted by Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. Runs 7-9 p.m. Get more information here.

Monday Nov 30

ROTARY CAROL FESTIVAL Opening Night. See Ongoing.

A COMPOSER’S JOURNEY Guest speaker at this online event is Boston composer and engineer José Elizondo. Runs 7–8 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Tuesday Dec 1

THE FREDEEN LECTURE This online talk is hosted by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and features Shylah Wolfe (Local Food and Farm Co-operative) discussing public policy and co-op governance with a focus on multi-stakeholder co-ops. Runs 3–4:30 p.m. Register at schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca.

VERMICOMPOST This online workshop on indoor composting is led by a City of Regina Waste Minimization Specialist. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

ARMCHAIR GARDENER: THE GREAT GARDENS OF BRITAIN Two-hour online tour of several famous British gardens with guide Sara Williams. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Start time 7 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Dec 2

MORE THAN FOOD This online event features dietician Tracy Sanden discussing how food provides benefits beyond just nutrients. Runs noon–1 p.m. See uregina.ca.

COUNCIL MEETING This is the first meeting of the new council after the Nov. 9 municipal election. City Hall, 1:30 p.m. See regina.ca for agenda.

FILM SCHOOL: FALL WITH FELLINI This online event features a screening of Italian director Fedirico Fellini’s 1973 comedy/drama Amaracord. Start time 7 p.m. That will be followed on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. by a discussion of the film with URegina film instructor Christina Stojanova. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CLOSET STORAGE & BEST USE TIPS Online presentation by Bev Chandler of C&C Organizing. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

PUB TRIVIA See Wednesday Nov 25.

PBDC FRESHMEAT See Wednesday Nov 25.

Thursday Dec 3

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.

LATIN AMERICAN REPERTOIRE Guest speaker at this online event is Boston composer and engineer José Elizondo. Runs 7–8 p.m. See uregina.ca.

HEALTHY SPINES Online presentation by Terry Jacobs on maintaining your musculoskeletal system. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

WHY ELECTRIC CARS ARE BETTER IN WINTER Online presentation by EV owner James Whittingham. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday Dec 5

AUTHOR TALK Saskatchewan author Amy Jo Ehman discusses her new biography of Saskatoon photographer Thelma Pepper. Start time 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

TRADITIONAL INDIAN CUISINE Online cooking presentation by Jay Parikh. Start time 6 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

OPEN MIC COMEDY at Shannon’s Pub and Grill, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Dec 6

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH Online launch for Marion Mutala’s new anthology Baba’s Babushka: Magical Ukrainian Adventures. Start time 2 p.m. See babasbabushka.ca.

Monday Dec 7

PRINCE OF WALES BOOK CLUB The book for this online event is George R.R. Martin A Feast for Crows. Start time 3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

RECYCLING 101: THE INS AND OUTS OF YOUR BLUE CART This online presentation on recycling is presented by City of Regina. Runs 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register here.

Tuesday Dec 8

SEWING 101 Online workshop on mending clothing with Kaeli Decelles. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

KIDLIT BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS The book for this online event is Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

POST APOCALYPTIC BOOK CLUB The book for this online event is Ling Ma’s Severance. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CHRISTMAS PLANTS Two-hour online class on flowers and fruits such as poinsettias, mistletoe, holly and Xmas cactus associated with the season. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Start time 7 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca. 

Wednesday Dec 9

HERITAGE WORKSHOPS The Saskatchewan government’s Heritage Conservation Branch is hosting two free online workshops on heritage properties. Statement of Significance is covered today from 1:30–3:30 p.m., while Heritage Standards and Guidelines is Dec. 10 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Contact 306-787-2817 or historic.places@gov.sk.ca to pre-register.

BEER TASTING WITH DISTRICT BREWING COMPANY Online presentation on brewing. To prepare for the tasting you can pick up a “Library Pack” of four craft beers at District Brewing. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE To get people in the Christmas spirit, Saskatoon theatre company Burnt Thicket Theatre is presenting a livestream presentation of songs and readings inspired by the nativity. Start time 7:30 p.m. See burntthicket.com.

PUB TRIVIA See Wednesday Nov 25.

PBDC FRESHMEAT See Wednesday Nov 25.

Thursday Dec 10

PRAIRIE DOG: NEW ISSUE DAY

HOW TO WRITE A FAMILY MEMOIR Online presentation with Saskatchewan author Judith Silverthorne. Start time 7 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

Saturday Dec 12

FROM SCRATCH: INDIAN SWEETS Online presentation by Shafaq Rehan on making traditional sweets such as Nariyal ke Laddo, Gajar Halwa and Barfi Jay Parikh. Start time 10 a.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

AN AFTERNOON WITH JOANNE KILBOURN Online Q&A and reading by Saskatchewan author Gail Bowen from her new mystery The Unlocking Season. Start time 2 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

REGINA SELECTS The film being screened is Living In Oblivion,and it was selected by filmmaker Kesu Unnithan. RPL Theatre, 7 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.


Ongoing

THE PORTRAIT PROJECT With live performances on hold because of COVID-19, the URegina Theatre and Film departments have teamed up to create a series of monologues and short films based on 13 portrait paintings taken from art history. The project will be live-streamed on Nov. 19, and the monologues and films will be available for viewing after that on YouTube. See portraitproject.ca.

ROTARY CAROL FESTIVAL This 80th annual celebration can be accessed online or on Access 7. Includes performances by local student and adult choral groups. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m. See reginarotary.org.

WINTERGREEN Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this annual juried show and sale has moved online for 2020. But it will still feature the same great mix of craft artists from across Saskatchewan. Wintergreen is hosted by Saskatchewan Craft Council, and runs until Dec. 12. See saskcraftcouncil.org.

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.

FUTURE CITIES CANADA: #UNEXPECTEDSOLUTIONS This online event will bring together urban thought leaders, private and public-sector innovators and civic officials to discuss strategies for building sustainable and resilient communities in the 21st century. There are 40-plus free virtual sessions until Nov. 26. See futurecitiescanada.ca.