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Thursday June 10

TIC TOC TEN Opening Day. See Ongoing.

INDIGENOUS CITIES Opening Day. See Ongoing.

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

WOODY TREE PROPAGATION This online class is lead by Lisa Taylor. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.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.

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.

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

REGINA WORD UP: PRIDE STAGE This online spoken word event will have a 2SLGBTQ+ theme, with guest artist MelVee X. Hosted by Creative City Centre. Starts at 7 p.m. See creativecitycentre.ca.

GLOBE THEATRE READING SERIES This online event is hosted by Skylar Anderson, and features a reading of Tara Beagan’s play They Know Not What They Do followed by a talkback discussion. Runs 7:30 – 9 p.m. See globetheatrelive.com.

Saturday June 12

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.

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.

A PRAIRIE LOVE STORY This live performance is presented by Free Flow Dance Theatre. The family-friendly work arose out of a collaboration between Jackie Latendresse and performers Mitchell Larsen and Taylor Zeller, and was commissioned by Dancing Sky Theatre for its Fireside Stories event in May. Also featured is violinist Anna Bekolay. Ashworth Holmes Park, tonight at 7 p.m., June 13 at 3 p.m. See freeflowdance.com.

Monday June 14

NATIVE PRAIRIE APPRECIATION WEEK This annual event is hosted by Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan, and will be conducted online this year. The week includes three webinars: Sarah Vinge-Mazer (Growing a Native Prairie Garden) today from noon to 1 p.m.; Amanda Muller (Native Plant ID and Quiz) June 16 from noon to 1 p.m.; and Nature Saskatchewan (Stewards of Saskatchewan: Getting to know our prairie species at risk) June 17 from noon to 1 p.m. See pcap-sk.org.

REGIME OF OBSTRUCTION: EXPOSING AND CONFRONTING THE POWER OF THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY This online event runs throughout June and is presented by the Corporate Mapping Project. It takes a critical look at the political, economic and media power wielded by the fossil fuel industry and the negative impact that has on the challenge of addressing climate change. Film screenings, panel discussions and a keynote address by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis on June 25 are some of the events. Get more details on the topics and guest presenters here

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.

Tuesday June 15

LEGACY OF EUGENICS IN CANADA This free online symposium is hosted Erika Dyck (Canada Research Chair, History of Health and Social Justice), and will examine the history of reproductive control, social justice, Indigenous sterilization and eugenics. Runs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register at artsandscience.usask.ca.

FAMILY LAW HELP This online Q&A gives people a chance to learn more about family law issues. Starts at 11:30 a.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

THE SIXTIES SCOOP Guest presenter for this online event is Saskatchewan Indigenous academic Raven Sinclair. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

UNCORKED This online gathering is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guests are Robyn and Jana Ham (Fifo and Sask Masks). Runs 5 – 6 p.m. See wesk.ca.

NATURE TRIVIA NIGHT This online event is hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Runs 7 – 9 p.m. Register at naturesask.ca.

LAWNS: ESTABLISHMENT AND CARE 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 16

CANADA’S FARM SHOW This annual Regina event dedicated to dryland farming will be held virtually in 2021. The event runs June 16 – 17, and you can get more information on the scheduled speakers, exhibitors and more at canadasfarmshow.com.

ANTI-STIGMA MENTAL HEALTHY Guest presenter for this online event is Sean Barschel (Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

DYNAMIC DUO: WRITING, DRAWING AND COLLABORATION FOR COMIC BOOKS This online workshop is presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Guest artist is Métis writer Tonia Laird. Runs 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Register at skwriter.com.

FEAST ON ADVENTURE This online event is hosted by Nature Saskatchewan. Guest speaker is author Paul Shipman who will discuss his new book about preparing meals in the great outdoors. Runs 7 – 8 p.m. Register at naturesask.ca.

PRIDE IN POLITICS: A DISCUSSION WITH PROUD LGBTQ2S+ POLITICIANS AND ACTIVISTS This online event is being presented by the Saskatchewan NDP as part of Pride Week. The discussion will be moderated by local drag performers Flo Mingo and Iona Whipp, with guest panelists Janis Irwin, Jaris Swidrovich and Deanna Ogle. Runs 7 – 8 p.m. See saskndp.ca.

Thursday June 17

EVOLVING VIEWS ON DINOSAURS Guest presenter for this online event is Diane Secoy Smith. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

JUNE CELEBRATION This online social event is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging, and features live music by Mark Diakiw. Runs 1 – 2 p.m. See scoa.ca.

PERSEPHONE THEATRE: OPEN STAGE This is the third of four online performances that Persephone is hosting in the next few months. Tonight’s program is co-presented with Saskatoon Pride and OUTSaskatoon. The event is hosted by Lauryn Kronick and Amy Grant, and guest artists are Peace Akintade & Micah Jane (multidisciplinary art), Jenna Berenbaum (theatre), Kristel Harder (cabaret), Javelin (poetry), Victoria Karoline (poetry/dance), Nicole
Kennedy (storytelling), Mitchell Larsen (multidisciplinary art) and Chelazon Leroux (drag). Starts at 7 p.m. See persephonetheatre.org.

DRAW A DANCER NIGHT This online event is a fundraiser for Free Flow Dance Theatre. Guest model is dancer Taylor Zeller. Runs 7 – 8:15 p.m. See freeflowdance.com.

FAMILY LAW HELP See June 15.

Friday June 18

MÉTIS HERITAGE Guest presenter for this online event is Russ Mirasty (Lt.-Governor of Saskatchewan). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre to commemorate 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 June 11.

Saturday June 19

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See June 12.

Monday June 21

RESILIENCY AND BLOOD MEMORY This online workshop is presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Guest artist is Tala Tootoosis. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Register at skwriter.com.

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB See June 14.

Tuesday June 22

SAFE SPACES: CREATING AN ANTI-OPPRESSIVE CULTURE OF CONSENT IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY This online workshop is presented by SaskMusic in partnership with Red Tent Winnipeg. Starts at 6 p.m. See saskmusic.org.

Wednesday June 23

STORIES FROM RIBBONS This online workshop is presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Guest artist is Melissa Worme. Runs 7 – 8:30 p.m. Register at skwriter.com.

Thursday June 24

CLIMATE CHANGE: FROM CONCERNS TO ACTION Guest presenter for this online event is Dan Beveridge (KAIROS Regina). Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre. Runs noon – 1 p.m. Pre-register at uregina.ca/cce/lifelong or 306-585-5748.

RAINBOW-ISH TEEN BOOK CLUB This online event is geared to LBGTQ+ teens and allies. Today’s book: K. L. Walther If We Were Us. Starts at 4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS This annual celebration of Saskatchewan authors and publishers will be held online in 2021. The show starts at 7 p.m., and awards will be announced in 14 categories. Get more information at bookawards.sk.ca.

Friday June 25

CELEBRATING THE BUFFALO Guest presenter for this online event is Joely BigEagle-Kequatooway. Hosted by Lifelong Learning Centre to commemorate 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 June 11.

Saturday June 26

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See June 12.

Monday June 28

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

SASKATCHEWAN RATTLERS VS HAMILTON HONEY BADGERS As of press time the Rattlers were set to open the 2021 Canadian Elite Basketball League season with a road game against Fraser Valley Bandits on June 26. They then return home to play Hamilton in their home opener. SaskTel Centre, 7:30 p.m. See therattlers.ca.

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB See June 14.

Thursday July 1

SASKATOON SLIDESHOWS This online presentation will offer a photographic look at the various parades that have been held in Saskatoon over the decades. Starts at 4 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Friday July 2

THEATRE IN THE PARK Opening Day. See Ongoing.

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON See June 11.

Saturday July 3

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See June 12.

Sunday July 4

SASKATCHEWAN RATTLERS VS NIAGARA RIVER LIONS SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See therattlers.ca.

Tuesday July 6

INTRODUCTION TO STARGAZING AND NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHY Guest-presenters for this online workshop are astronomer Chris Beckett and photographer Dale Boan. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Register at natureconservancy.ca.

Thursday July 8

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

Friday July 9

FAMILY SERVICE SASKATOON See June 11.

Saturday July 10

INDIGENOUS SPOTLIGHT Guest presenter is Saskatchewan Métis artist Stacey Fayant who will discuss her interest in traditional tattooing. Starts at noon. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATCHEWAN RATTLERS VS EDMONTON STINGERS SaskTel Centre, 2 p.m. See therattlers.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See June 12.

Ongoing

SASKATOON PRIDE FESTIVAL Because of ongoing concerns over the pandemic, the 2021 festival will have a hybrid form with a mix of virtual and socially-distanced events from June 12 – 19. The schedule includes YXE Drag Collective Show (June 12, all-ages at 7 p.m., 16+ at 9 p.m.); screening of the 2020 documentary Cured (June 15, all day); a drive-in screening of Hairspray (June 18, 8:30 p.m.); and the annual Pride parade (June 19, 1 p.m.). There are also two satellite workshops: Decentering Whiteness in Pride Movements (June 16, 2 – 4 p.m.) and Bystander Empowerment With a 2SLGBTQ Lens (June 30, 7 – 8:30 p.m.). See saskatoonpride.ca.

TIC TOC TEN This virtual performance festival features six short works in various genres (clown, storytelling, theatre, multimedia) presented by artists from across Saskatchewan. The festival runs June 9-18, and the works carry a rating of PG13. Co-sponsored by Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre and Globe Theatre. The performances are free, but donations are welcome. See tictoctenfestival.com.

INDIGENOUS CITIES This online audio project is co-presented by NAC Indigenous Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, and features presentations by five Indigenous storytellers exploring untold histories of Saskatoon landmarks and monuments. Guest artists are: Jennifer Dawn Bishop, Shawn Cuthand, Daniel Hanover Knight, Lancelot Knight and Zoey Roy. See indigenouscities.ca.

THEATRE IN THE PARK Each summer, Sum Theatre presents a family-friendly outdoor performance in local parks. This year’s production is the rock opera The Other Side of the River which is based on a story by Yvette Nolan with music by Amanda Trapp. The schedule had yet to be finalized at press time, but the performances will run July 2 – 30. See sumtheatre.com.

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 until July 11. Pre-register at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

USASK DRAMA DEPARTMENT 75TH ANNIVERSARY To commemorate the anniversary of the department’s creation in 1946 the university is hosting several virtual events that look back at the department’s history and ahead to what might lie in the future. The celebration concludes with events on June 10, 12 and 17 – 19, including three live-streamed productions of Kevin Kerr’s play Unity which is set in Saskatchewan during the 1918 global pandemic. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

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.