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Thursday Jan 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.

THURSDAY TRIVIA This weekly event is open to individuals and teams. The Thirsty Scholar, 7 p.m. See rebrand.ly/scholarstrivia.

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.

WILD CARD MOVEMENT: CONNECTION This outdoor, physically distanced class will be held at City Hall Square. The event is open to people of all-ages, and has a workshop from 6–7 p.m. followed by an improvised dance performance at 7 p.m. See ksamb.com.

Saturday Jan 16

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET This market is at 2604 Koyl Ave., and runs Saturdays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. See saskatoonfarmersmarket.com.

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.

MFA IN WRITING The theme of this online literary event is Reading Like a Writer. Runs 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Sunday Jan 17

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE This outdoor, physically distanced dance event will be held weekly until Feb. 14 from 1–2:30 p.m. in Optimist Park. The event will have a sound system, and is open to people of all-ages. See ksamb.com.

Monday Jan 18

LEARN TO CAMP The theme of this online event is Winter Readiness. Co-presented with Parks Canada Survive Outside and Adventure Smart. Runs 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.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.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE This outdoor, physically distanced dance event will be held weekly until Feb. 16 from 5–6 p.m. in Buena Vista Park. The event will have a sound system, and is open to people of all-ages. See ksamb.com.

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.

CBA TOASTMASTERS This weekly meeting offers people a chance to improve their speaking skills and receive constructive feedback from their peers. Grosvenor Park United Church, 7–8:45 p.m.

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.

Thursday Jan 21

SUSTAINABLE YXE This online event offers teens an opportunity to learn about things they can do to protect the environment. Runs 6–7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

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.

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Jan. 14.

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.

WILD CARD MOVEMENT: PRESENCE See Jan. 15.

Saturday Jan 23

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Jan. 16.

Sunday Jan 24

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Jan. 17.

Monday Jan 25

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

CONVERSATIONS WITH PHYSICIANS This online event is hosted by Saskatoon Council of Aging, and features a conversation with two geriatric specialists Brittany Ellis and Krista Lagimodiere. Runs 1–2 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

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.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE See Jan. 19.

Wednesday Jan 27

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.

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.

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.

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Jan. 14.

Friday Jan 29

WILD CARD MOVEMENT: PRESENCE See Jan. 15.

CULTURAL SHOWCASE This livestreamed show is presented by CFCR Community Radio, and features performances by Dakota Shepherd, Kiela Caudillo & Ian Longhran, Koricancha, Alma Flamenca and Hanna Rose & The He-Bros. Start time 7 p.m. See cfcr.ca/donate.

Saturday Jan 30

MFA IN WRITING The theme of this online literary event is The Writing Practice. Runs 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Jan. 16.

Sunday Jan 31

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 pandemic protections in effect, there may be limited seating at Broadway Theatre, or else view online. Start time 7 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Jan. 17.

Monday Feb 1

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.

WATERCOLOUR ART CLASS WITH ALISON MONTGOMERY This online event is hosted by Saskatoon Council of Aging. Runs 1–3 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

Tuesday Feb 2

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 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE See Jan. 19. 

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.

SASKATOON SLIDESHOWS: HAIR STORY This online event looks at Saskatoon’s early barber shops and beauty parlours. Runs 4–5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Friday Feb 5

WILD CARD MOVEMENT’S NUIT DE COULEURS This come-and-go outdoor dance performance, with light compositions by J.J. Neufeld, will be held at City Hall Square from 7–9 p.m. See ksamb.com.

Saturday Feb 6

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Jan. 16.

Sunday Feb 7

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Jan. 17.

Monday Feb 8

LEARN TO CAMP The theme of this online event is Survive Outside. Co-presented with Parks Canada Survive Outside and Adventure Smart. Runs 7–8 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Tuesday Feb 9

SWN LUNCHEON This Saskatoon Women’s Network event is online. Guest-speaker Dawna Doell (The Official Quarantine Cookbook). Noon. Register at swnsaskatoon.com.

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 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE See Jan. 19. 

Wednesday Feb 10

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.

COOKING WITH D’REEN This online event is hosted by Saskatoon Council of Aging, and will have a Valentine’s Day theme. Runs 1–2:30 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

Thursday Feb 11

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

Friday Feb 12

WILD CARD MOVEMENT: LOVE This come-and-go outdoor Valentine’s Day themed dance performance, with light compositions by J.J. Neufeld, will be held at City Hall Square from 7–9 p.m. See ksamb.com.

Saturday Feb 13

MFA IN WRITING The theme of this online literary event is Flash Fiction. Runs 2–3:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NUTRIEN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL After being postponed this past Labour Day, this annual fireworks extravaganza is tentatively scheduled for the Family Day long weekend. In addition to fireworks, there will be live music, cultural performances and family activities. River Landing & Friendship Park, Feb. 13–14, 5–10 p.m. See nutrienfireworksfestival.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Jan. 16.

Sunday Feb 14

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Jan. 17.

Ongoing

MEEWASIN SKATING RINK The rink is now open for public skating. There are Covid safety protocols in place, and you’re asked to pre-book a time to strap on your blades. Kiwanis Memorial Park, until spring thaw. See meewasin.com.

WINTER CITY SNOW GLOW To help bring some colour and beauty to our dark winter months, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has teamed with Nutrien to present four LED light displays by J.J. Neufeld. The displays will have a seasonal theme, and will run until March 31. The displays include Snow Sparkle, Moonlight Bonfire, Otherworldly Forest and more. SOTS Festival site. See shakespearesask.com.

COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TEST No doctor referral is required at this province-run facility. 3630 Thatcher Ave., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon–7:15 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. See saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

INTELLIDANCE This winter, Channel Performance is offering a series of classes for infants and pre-schoolers with the goal of developing their physical, cognitive and social skills. Classes start in mid-January and run through April. See channelperfomance.ca.

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.

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