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The Rhyme & Reason Writers Club and the Medicine Hat Photography Club present: “Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?”
An exhibit featuring a fusion of images and the written word.
It will be held at The Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, 299 College Drive SE, Medicine Hat from Sunday, December 10, 2014 to Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Don’t miss the opening reception on Sunday, December 14th from 2pm to 5pm. Refreshments & admission are FREE!
The Medicine Hat Public Library and the Rhyme & Reason Writers’ Club are sponsoring a Local Writers Open Mic on Wednesday September 17 at 7:00 pm at the public library.
Calling all writers of short stories, novels, poetry or nonfiction! This is your chance to share a sample of your work in a supportive setting. Or, to just hang out and enjoy the readings of other local writers and readers for an evening of short readings in a coffeehouse setting. Each reading will be limited to six minutes and must be suitable for a public audience. Free light refreshments will be served.
The Event is FREE!
For more information or to add your name to the list of readers, call Linda at 403-977-1378.
Steven Galloway, author of the acclaimed novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, will be the speaker at the eighth annual One Book One Community event. This free event takes place on Friday, October 12 at 7.00 pm in the Esplanade Studio Theatre.
The evening will be introduced by Mayor Norm Boucher who carried out two United Nations Missions in Croatia in 1995 and Kosovo in 2001. He is conversant in Croat and makes regular visits to Croatia.
The Community Orchestra, conducted by Christine Bootland of the Conservatory of Music and Dance, will play Albinoni’s Adagio. Coles the Book People will have books available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be serving following the reading.
Book discussions and activities will take place on Saturday, October 13 in the Crowfoot Room at Medicine Hat College from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. All events are free. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the College Cafeteria.
For more information, please go to www.obocmh.ca, or contact email@example.com. This event is sponsored by Medicine Hat College, The City of Medicine Hat, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Medicine Hat Public Library, L.E.A.R.N., and The Esplanade.
The Social Threat, a Medicine Hat-based punk rock band who is no stranger to the seemingly dormant local music scene in the city is putting on shows all through September, starting Saturday night (September 8th) at Starbucks at 7PM. This acoustic set will be totally free, joined by another local talent, Christie Kurpjuweit. Join them this month in reviving the scene a little bit.
From the press release:
The music scene is Medicine Hat used to be strong. Venues like The Doghouse and The Ottoman would host shows every other night of the week. Kids were putting on all ages shows at places like The Legion and The Kinplex. But some of those amazing people, who would sacrifice a lot of their time and potentially money putting on shows, moved on. Some of the venues got sold or mysteriously burnt to the ground. This is the Medicine Hat that The Social Threat was founded in. That was three years ago.
Since then, The Social Threat has been busy. They have recorded two albums, shot a music video and are working on a second, filmed an acoustic ep of some of their songs, toured all around Western Canada, and are on the cusp of their 100th show.
“It’s been a while,” says Kyle Hodgman, The Social Threat’s drummer, “since we’ve played a show in Medicine Hat. It’s time we’ve returned our focus on the city that brought us up.” So The Social Threat came up with the idea of The September Threat, a blitz of concerts in Medicine Hat every Saturday night for the month of September.
“We have a variety of fans, so we wanted to create a show for every kind of fan that we have.” The Social Threat will be playing an acoustic set on Sept 8th, an all ages heavy rock show on Sept 15th, and a concert at Whiskey Creek on Sept 22nd. Their September finale will be on Sept 29th. It will be their 100th concert and will be their 3rd birthday as a band. The pop punk show will be an all ages event at The Kinplex. And there will probably be cake.
The Social Threat’s songs focus a lot on social justice issues. So they wanted to put their rock into walk. The most important part of this series of events is that The Social Threat will be raising money and awareness for Walk for Justice. Walk for Justice is an event held on Sept 23rd that raises money for International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization that rescues people from slavery and the sex trade in 3rd world countries, reunites them with their families, and helps them find jobs so they don’t end up in the same situation they were rescued from. After cost, 100% of admission goes to Walk for Justice and there will be a chance at the shows to donate whatever you want to the cause.
FUNNYFEST on TOUR – COMEDY NIGHT
Friday, August 3 @ 9 PM (Grab FREE tickets @ Pub) – MAD JAKE’S Pub & Grub 9 – 181 Carry Drive SE, Medicine Hat
Paul Kuster — A First Nations comedic talent with the commitment to take the comedy world by storm. Paul is originally from Saskatchewan and thinks his last name is quite crazy for an Indian. Paul is a FUNNYFEST favourite, Aboriginal Comic; TV ACTOR – “North of 60”; 12 year Global TV Reporter,
Stu Hughes (an over-the-top original)
AND a SPECIAL GUEST
Come have big belly laughs as 2 FUNNYFEST hilarious stand up comics perform. Plenty of good times and great food and tasty beverages are offered in this casual environment. Rye $3.75 !
Tickets: FREE at Bar ($15 value)
MORE INFO: www.madjakes.ca
Special Deliveries Doula Services presents an informational evening on the vaccine controversy featuring the PBS Frontline documentary The Vaccine War. This will be followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of vaccination by two local health practitioners. Dr. Jason Schneider, a naturopathic doctor, will speak against vaccination and suggest alternatives. Dr. Vivien Suttorp, South Zone Medical Officer of Health, will speak in support of vaccination.
Free admission. Co-sponsored by Medicine Hat Public Library.
For more information, please contact:
Head, Reference Services
Medicine Hat Public Library
The Esplanade Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions, School Art 2012 and Tracy Bultje: Remnant, on display until June 10.
School Art 2012
School Art 2012 is here! The latest crop of art work from over 40 Medicine Hat and area schools is a rich and vibrant display of students’ talent and effort, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It’s also a testament to the skill and dedication of teachers of art throughout the region. Come and enjoy the exuberance and artistic exploration in over 700 works in an astounding array of media.
Joanne Ellis, School Art organizer at the Esplanade Art Gallery, comments, “The annual School Art exhibition is only possible with the continued support of all the sponsors, presenters and jurors, and especially the students, teachers, and school administrators who nurture visual arts in our schools.”
The School Art 2012 reception takes place on Sunday May 6 at 1pm in the Gallery Foyer, followed at 1.30pm by the Awards Ceremony in the main Theatre Hall. Admission is free. Refreshments are a courtesy of Medicine Hat Catholic Separate Regional Division #20. Presentation materials are a courtesy of Medicine Hat School District #76.
Admission to the galleries is free during School Art 2012 thanks to Cenovus Energy.
Tracy Bultje Remnant
Tracy Bultje’s recent paintings are large and dramatic, evoking the colourful and ground-breaking early 20th century Canadian Group of Seven. But where the Group of Seven celebrated the Canadian ‘wilderness’ of their time, Tracy Bultje brings to vivid life the remnants of that landscape – the slivers of trees along the river near her home, treed fencerows, property lines and windbreaks. These are slender curtains of landscape with no depth which Tracy Bultje has rendered rich, complex and strikingly intense, defying their flatness with intricate patterning. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
The Social Threat will be doing a FREE acoustic set at Inspire Café this Friday, March 30th from 8:00pm until 10:00pm. Come on down, grab a coffee, and chill to the sweet punk-acoustic tunes.
Here’s a little taste of what to expect:
Medicine Hat College is just one week away from its annual homecoming celebration, “Shake, Rattler n’ Roll.” The event is aimed at both alumni and the community, and hopes to bring Hatters of all ages to campus.
The event kicks off on Friday September 16 with an alumni cabaret. Local favourites Mahoney will be performing for MHC alumni, and appetizers and drinks will be served. The free cabaret will take place in the new courtyard outside of Crave as well as inside the campus pub. Anyone who attended classes at MHC is welcome to come and renew friendships with former classmates. Alumni can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 17 brings the annual Rattlers Hall of Fame breakfast at 9 a.m, featuring the induction of the 1972-73 Kudus women’s basketball team. Community members are asked to come celebrate this historic team with the Rattlers staff and fans. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door and can be purchased by calling (403) 529-3834. Proceeds will support Rattlers Athletics initiatives.
The action continues Saturday afternoon as the Rattlers soccer teams play host to the Lethbridge Kodiaks in their home openers. The women take the field at 12 p.m. and the men at 2 p.m. Both games are free for the public to attend.
After the soccer games, the excitement will carry over to the return of the free ATB Family Fun Zone at 4 p.m. This year’s fun zone will feature several stations, including the ever popular face painting, clown, Wandering Wally, inflatable obstacle course, bungee run and castles. Also, the Lion’s Club will be selling snacks in the Fun Zone area to keep everyone ready for a day of entertainment. Families will especially enjoy the addition of acapella group Hoja. The popular group has performed across Canada for more than 3,000 audiences, including several shows in Medicine Hat, most recently at Spectrum. Hoja will kick off an afternoon and evening of live music when they take to the Family Fun Zone stage at 4:30 p.m.
Inside the main concert gates, the Kinsmen beer garden will be open at 4 p.m. with food service by Earl’s restaurant and Local Public Eatery. The main stage will start rocking at 5:30 with Mahoney, followed by the Rob Hudec Trio. In a change from previous years, the entire concert area is licensed for alcohol, meaning no line-ups for the beer garden. Concert goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.
Canadian hit makers Bedouin Soundclash will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., promising an entertaining close to a full day of community activities. The group will perform hit songs such as “Mountain Top” and “When the Night Feels My Song.” With a modern urban sound mixed with reggae fundamentals, the group is sure to bring a great vibe to the outdoor show.
All of Saturday’s activities are free and open to the entire community, with the exception of the ticketed breakfast. For more information, visit www.mhc.ab.ca or call (403) 504-3643.
Just a reminder that next Thursday, December 2nd is our Olde Tyme Christmas on the Stampede Grounds in Pioneer Village.
FREE admission, hot dogs, hot chocolate, hay rides, and candy canes.
With a visit from Santa and Rroary the Tiger, plus choirs from Eagle Butte and Crestwood schools and the “Town Crier”. Be sure to also take in the Olde Tyme Christmas Market in the Cypress Centre.