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Thursday May 13

DRAW A DANCER NIGHT This online event is a fundraiser for Free Flow Dance Theatre. Guest model is dancer Mitchell Larsen. Starts at 7 p.m. See freeflowdance.com.

Friday May 14

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON Each Friday online, phone and walk-in counselling is available through a partnership with Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 1 – 5 p.m.  See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PI O’CLOCK This online networking event for Saskatchewan’s tech industry will feature presentations by Jeff Dyck, Jordan Boesch and Kevin Stanley. Starts at 3:14 p.m. See innovationplace.com.

YWCA SASKATOON WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS This annual salute to the contribution women make to life in Saskatoon is being held virtually in 2021. The awards ceremony starts at 6 p.m., and to get more information on the nominees see ywcasaskatoon.com.

Saturday May 15

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET This market is at 2600 Koyl Ave., and runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

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 possible benefits of basic income. Panelists are 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.

BIRDING BY EAR This workshop series includes online and outdoor sessions with Stan Shaddick. Workshop schedule: Marsh Birds (May 15 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., with an outdoor session May 17 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Donna Birkmeier Park); Thrushes, Woodpeckers and Sparrows (May 16 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and May 18 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Chief Whitecap Park); and Elm Forest and Riverbank Songbirds (May 24 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and May 25 from 7 – 8 a.m. at Temperance to Cosmopolitan Park). See livingskywildliferehabilitation.org or birdtours.ca.

Monday May 17

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB This online event is open to people age 12 – 18. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 4 – 5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NATURE REGINA: MONTHLY MEETING This online event features a presentation on the David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyway Project. Runs 7 – 8:30 p.m. See natureregina.ca.

Tuesday May 18

MUSEUMS UNITE! To celebrate International Museum Day, this virtual event will see curators at several museums across Canada offer brief tours of their facilities. Hosted by Royal Saskatchewan Museum, noon – 1 p.m. See royalsaskmuseum.ca.

BUILDING COLLABORATIONS TO HELP MANAGE PTSD AMONG PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL Guest presenter for this online event is R. Nicholas Carleton (Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

ANTI-RACISM COMMUNITY CONVERSATION This is the second of three online conversations addressing racism in the arts. Presented by PAVED Arts and the Anti-Racism Network of Saskatoon, with guest-presenters Justice Noon and Jebunnessa Chapolla. Runs 7 – 8:30 p.m., with the third conversation on June 1 at 7 p.m. See pavedarts.ca.

PRAIRIE BUTTERFLIES 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.

MINE TO HAVE This online performance from Regina is presented by Listen To Dis Community Arts Organization, and The Other Ordinary, and looks at issues of sex, sensuality and relationships through the lens of disability. Starts at 7 p.m., with a Q&A after the performance. See listentodis.com.

SARAH MINTZ: HANDWRINGERS This online launch for a book of short stories is hosted by Radiant Press in Regina, and includes a Q&A with the author and Saskatchewan writer Michael Trussler. Runs 7 – 7:45 p.m. See radiantpress.ca.

Wednesday May 19

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING Guest presenter for this online event is Lorissa Vye (Saskatchewan Health Authority). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

WESK SUMMIT This online event is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. It includes a gala tonight from 7 – 8 p.m., followed on May 20 by several workshops and morning and afternoon keynotes with Ashley Mielke (The Power of Resilience) and Michele Romanow (Getting to Success: Embracing Change, Encouraging Disruption, and Incentivizing Innovation). See wesk.ca. 

Thursday May 20

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS Guest speaker at this online event is Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark. Runs 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

100 YEARS OF HORTICULTURE: CONTAINER VEGETABLE GARDENING This free online class is lead by Grant Wood. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

PERSEPHONE THEATRE: OPEN STAGE This is the second of four online stages being presented by Persephone. Tonight’s program is co-presented with Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, with guest artists t.b.a. Starts at 7 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

Friday May 21

SPIRIT WORLD This is the premiere of a new play by Wanita Singing Bird inspired by the life of Adele Cook, a Cree woman who overcame addiction, an HIV diagnosis and a random act of violence that left her in hospital unable to walk or talk to assist others on their recovery journey. The play was recorded at the Refinery, and is presented by Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre as a fundraiser for Prairie Harm Reduction. It can be streamed May 21 – 23 at 7 p.m. Get details here.  

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON See May 14. 

Saturday May 22

PADDLE CANADA LAKE SKILLS COURSE This weekend course on lake canoeing is co-presented by SaskOutdoors and Paddle Canada. John Avant Pond, May 22 – 24. Register at saskoutdoors.org.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See May 15.

Tuesday May 25

UNCORKED This online gathering is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Lisa McIntyre (Optical Shoppe). Runs 5 – 6 p.m. See wesk.ca.

BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING: A SASKATCHEWAN GUIDE This online launch will feature a conversation with the authors Trevor Herriot and Myrna Pearman. Hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Starts at 7 p.m. See naturesask.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.

Wednesday May 26

PROJECT WET This two-part workshop is geared to educators interested in teaching about water conservation, climate change, water quality and more. The sessions run May 26 and June 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. Register at saskoutdoors.org.

Thursday May 27

BITCOIN AND GAMESTOP EXPLAINED Guest presenter for this online event is Harvey King. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

PUBLIC SALON SPL writer-in-residence Danny Ramadan hosted an online discussion about writing with local authors. Starts at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

BEST GROUNDCOVERS & VINES FOR THE PRAIRIES This online class is lead by Sara Williams. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Friday May 28

ARBOR WEEK Opening Day. See Ongoing.

MUSIC AND WELLBEING CONFERENCE This two-day online conference is hosted by University of Saskatchewan music department, and will explore the intersection between music and health. The keynote speaker is neuroscientist, musician, and author Daniel J. Levitin. Runs May 28 – 29. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

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

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON See May 14. 

Saturday May 29

MAY BIRD COUNT This event is hosted by Saskatoon Nature Society, and is conducted with Covid protocols in place. Birders who participate will be assigned specific areas to look for birds. To sign up see saskatoonnature.org.

A VERY SOCIALLY DISTANCED FAREWELL This online farewell for SPL writer-in-residence Danny Ramadan will feature readings by Ramadan and writers mentored by him. Starts at 3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See May 15.

Sunday May 30

SUM THEATRE: THE LAST SUNDAY The local theatre company presents a free performance inspired by stories and events that made headlines in the month. Depending on the situation with Covid, there may be limited seating at Broadway Theatre, or else view online. This is the last performance of the 2020 – 2021 season. Starts at 7 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

Monday May 31

CITY COUNCIL MEETING Regular business at 1 p.m., public hearing at 6 p.m. City Hall. See saskatoon.ca.

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB See May 17.

Tuesday June 1

DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA 75TH ANNIVERSARY Opening Day. See Ongoing.

URBAN TREES AND SHRUBS: PLANTING, THEIR ROLE IN OUR LANDSCAPES AND SELECTION This free online class is lead by Sara Williams. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday June 2

CHAMBER ON TAP Guest speaker at this online event is Monica Kreuger (Global Infobrokers). Runs 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. See saskatoonchamber.com.

Thursday June 3

SOREN KEIRKEGAARD’S CRITIQUE OF CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM Guest presenter for this online event is Stephen Backhouse (Westminster Theological Centre). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

SASKATOON SLIDESHOWS This online presentation will offer a photographic look at the growth and evolution of the University of Saskatchewan campus. Starts at 4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

2021 APPRENTICE READING This online event is hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and features readings by five writers who participated in a recent mentorship program: Kathie Cram, Donna Gartshore, Madonna Hamel, Carla Harris and Jacqueline Heit. Starts at 7 p.m. See skwriter.com.

Friday June 4

POWWOW DANCING Guest presenters for this online event are Irene Mosquito and her granddaughters. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre to celebrate National Indigenous History Month. Runs 10 – 11:30 a.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON See May 14. 

Saturday June 5

NUTRIEN CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OF SASKATCHEWAN The 2021 festival will be held online because of pandemic safety concerns. What won’t be different is the great mix of arts, education and fun programming for children. The festival runs June 5 – 8. See nutrienchildrensfestival.com.

CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOUR EVALUATION This in-person event is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging and Sage Seniors’ Resources, and gives dog owners a chance have their pet evaluated. Market Mall, 10:30 a.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca. See scoa.ca.

GROW TO GLOW! HERBS & MICROGREENS FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH Guest presenter for this online event is Kim West. Hosted by Saskatoon Horticultural Society. Runs 3 – 5 p.m. See saskatoonhortsociety.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See May 15.

Monday June 7

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB See May 17.

Tuesday June 8

NATIVE PRAIRIE SPEAKERS WEBINAR Guest-speaker is Cory Olson (Alberta Community Bat Association). Noon. Register at pcap-sk.org.

SWN LUNCHEON This online event will feature a virtual trade show/member showcase. Hosted by Saskatoon Women’s Network. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Register at swnsaskatoon.com.

GARDENING IN SHADE This online class is lead by Sara Williams. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday June 9

TRANSFORMING THE TROUBLING LEGACY OF TERRA NULLIUS: CATHOLIC SETTLER RESPONSIBILITY AND INDIGENOUS ECOACTIVISM This online event features a discussion with Elder Maria Campbell, Deacon Rennie Nahanee, Archbishop Don Bolen and activist Erica Violet Lee. Runs noon – 1:30 p.m. See book.thestandcentre.ca.

WELL-VERSED: A LECTURE SERIES Guest-presenter for this online event is Indigenous playwright Tomson Highway who will discuss mythology. Hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Runs 7 – 8:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.

Thursday June 10

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

RETHINKING GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 Guest presenter for this online event is Bob Huish. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

WILLS & ESTATES Online presentation on end-of-life financial affairs. Starts at 7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Friday June 11

INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING Guest presenter for this online event is kokum Brenda Dubois. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre to celebrate National Indigenous History Month. Runs 10 – 11:30 a.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

CHEERS TO 30 YEARS! WINE & CHEESE & TRIVIA PLEASE This online celebration is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging. Runs from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca. See scoa.ca.

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON See May 14. 

Saturday June 12

INDIGENOUS SPOTLIGHT Guest presenter is Saskatchewan Métis artist April Doepker who will discuss her interest in street art and graffiti. Starts at noon. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See May 15.

Ongoing

YOUNG NATURALISTS’ BLUEBIRD TRAIL This outdoor nature activity is geared to children, but a parent or guardian must also attend. The schedule hasn’t been finalized, but it will include morning and afternoon sessions with participation limited to six children for safety reasons. The trail runs from May 26 – July 11. Pre-register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

ARBOR WEEK This week-long event is hosted by SOS Trees Coalition and several community partners, and is intended to promote awareness and appreciation of Saskatoon’s trees. The 2021 theme is Resurgence, and there is a mix of online and small group/bubble events. Runs May 28 – June 6. See sostrees.ca.

USASK DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA 75TH ANNIVERSARY To commemorate the anniversary of the department’s creation in 1946 the university is hosting several virtual events between June 1 – 19 that look back at the department’s history and ahead to what might lie in the future. The celebration kicks-off with a keynote by special guest alumni on June 1 at 7 p.m., and includes additional events on June 3, 5, 10, 12 and 17 – 19. The celebration will conclude with a live-streamed production of Kevin Kerr’s play Unity which is set in Saskatchewan during the 1918 global pandemic. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

TIED IN KNOTS With live performances on hold, Burnt Thicket Theatre offered a series of audio plays on the theme of marriage and the challenges of coupledom. This series has completed its run, but the five plays can still be streamed through the theatre’s website. See burnthicket.com.

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. 

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC This queer and trans positive clinic runs Monday to Friday and provides free STI testing, rapid HIV testing, pap tests and birth control. Co-hosted by OUTSaskatoon and Saskatoon Sexual Health. Please pre-book your appointment at 306-244-7989. OUTSaskatoon also offers social and support groups for people who identify with different communities on the gender spectrum. See outsaskatoon.ca.

SASKATOON MAKERSPACE This local organization offers a range of workshops each month on different “maker” skills including embroidery, adobe illustrator, 3D printing, woodwork, welding and more. To register visit saskatoonmakerspace.com.