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Thursday Feb 11

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

Friday Feb 12

TIED IN KNOTS With live performances on hold because of the pandemic, Burnt Thicket Theatre is offering six audio plays over the next two months on the theme of marriage and the challenges of coupledom. The plays will be released every two weeks, starting today with a café romance by Jeany Van Meltebeke called The Kindling Box. See burnthicket.com.

ARCHIVES WEEK: VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK Crista Bradley discusses her new child-friendly picture book If These Places Could Talk: Snapshots of Saskatchewan. Starts at 2 p.m. To participate call 1-800-967-7148 and use the passcode 472075.

BETTER FOR ALL: DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUALITY This online talk by Samra Zafar (author of The Good Wife) is presented by Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation as part of International Development Week. Runs 5–7 p.m. See saskcic.org.

TRIVIA NIGHT CLASSIQUE This pub trivia event is open to teams of up to four. Capitol Music Club, starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday Feb 13

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.

ECO SCAVENGER HUNT This citizen science project is designed to monitor wildlife. Pick up your card at Meewasin Interpretative Centre and start exploring. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. See meewasin.com.

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

DANCING & WILD TALES New Dance Horizons in Regina has organized an online video performance series that explores stories, myths, fairy tales and folktales through a mix of dance, theatre, storytelling, visual art, and music. The series debuts with Anansi and the Sky God’s Stories which is presented in partnership with Saskatchewan Caribbean-Canadian Association and Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum to mark Black History Month. The video will be available on the NDH website starting at 3 p.m. today. Get details here

AUTHOR READING Guest presenter for this online event is Canada’s newly appointed parliamentary poet laureate Louise Bernice Halfe. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 4–5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NUTRIEN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL Described as a virtual festival, this event will include two fireworks displays choreographed to music at 6:30 and 8 p.m. along with performances by Katelyn Lehner, Graham Dyck and Jay Semko. Runs 5–9 p.m. Register at nutrienfireworksfestival.ca.

Sunday Feb 14

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE This physically distanced dance event at Optimist Park runs from 1–2:30 p.m. It will have a sound system, and is open to all-ages. The event is presented by KSAMB Dance and is free, but donations are appreciated. See ksamb.com.

DEER WOMAN This online presentation of Tara Beagan’s one-person play is presented by the National Arts Centre to mark a national day of action for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The play stars Blackfoot artist Cherish Violet Blood, and tells the story of a woman’s murder through the eyes of her sister. The play contains disturbing content, and comes with a 16+ viewing advisory. The play will be available from Feb. 14-21, and can be accessed through the NAC website.  

Monday Feb 15

SNOWARAMA This annual fundraiser for SaskAbilities Easter Seals campaign will take place between Feb. 15–27. Snowmobilers are encouraged to register and collect pledges online to help enrich the lives of individuals and families living with disability. Register at snowarama.ca.

Tuesday Feb 16

INTRODUCTION TO IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY This online presentation by Brian McSheffrey is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging. Runs 1:30–3 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE This physically distanced dance event at Buena Vista Park from 5–6 p.m. It will have a sound system, and is open to all-ages. Presented KSAMB Dance. See ksamb.com.

UNCORKED This online social gathering runs from 5–6 p.m., and is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Tonight’s guest is Jennifer Denouden (Avana Enterprises). See wesk.ca.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES This online event is co-sponsored by Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Saskatoon Public Library. Tonight: Axel Diederichsen and Cathy Holtslander discuss “Cultivating Genetic Diversity for Food Security”. Starts at 7 p.m. Get Zoom link in the online Program Guide at saskatoonlibrary.ca.

PLANNING YOUR VEGGIE GARDEN This online class will review the basics of setting up a successful garden. Instructor Kim Ross. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Wednesday Feb 17

SK ABORIGINAL STORYTELLING Writing To Reconnect is the theme of this online event with host Cooper Skjeie and guest Tara Gereaux. Presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Runs noon–1 p.m. See skwriter.com.

FACTOR 101: INFO SESSION FOR BLACK ARTISTS This online presentation is geared to music artists and entrepreneurs and will cover two FACTOR programs: Artist Development and Sound Recording. Runs 5:30–7:30 p.m. Register at factor.ca.

STORYTELLING SPOTLIGHT Guest presenter for this online talk is Lyndon Tootoosis who will discuss “Sculpture & Story”. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 6–7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

STORYTELLING SPOTLIGHT Guest presenter for this online talk is poet Özten Shebahkeget. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 6–7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Thursday Feb 18

WATER EDUCATION WEBINAR Kyle Schole and Jordan Ruegg discuss an initiative to complete the designation of the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. Hosted by Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin. Runs noon–1 p.m. See saskriverbasin.ca.

MAYFAIR SENIORS HUB CLUB This online event is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging, and features a presentation by a Saskatoon Zoo Society educator. Runs 1–2 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

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.

WELL-VERSED Guest presenter at the first in a series of online talks on writing and the writer’s life is poet Lorna Crozier. Hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Runs 7–8:15 p.m. See skwriter.com.

LORD OF THE FLIES This online class looks at plants that catch insects for nutrients. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday Feb 11.

ECO SCAVENGER HUNT See Saturday Feb 13.

Friday Feb 19

POSTPARTUM DOULA TRAINING This three-day online course will offer training on how to provide doula support after a baby is born. The course runs Feb. 19–21. See birthwaysinternational.ca or register at info@birthwaysinternational.ca or 306-529-5753.

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE WORKSHOP SERIES This free four-part online series will look at gender-based violence with a special focus on 2SLGBTQ people. The first session is today from 1–4 p.m., with additional sessions March 5, March 19 and April 2 from 1–4 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

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

ECO SCAVENGER HUNT See Saturday Feb 13.

NUIT DE COULEURS This come-and-go Valentine’s themed dance performance, with light installations by J.J. Neufeld, is at City Hall Square from 8–10 p.m. It’s presented by KSAMB Dance and is free, but donations are appreciated. See ksamb.com.

Saturday Feb 20

BLACK HISTORY MONTH ONLINE AUCTION Bidding is currently open on over 150 artworks and books that are either by black artists or address black themes. The auction closes today, and details can be found at connect.invaluable.com. Hosted by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting, with partial proceeds to Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum.

INDIGENOUS SPOTLIGHT The topic of this online event with Glenna Henderson is Make Bannock & Soup. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 2–3 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday Feb. 13.

Sunday Feb 21

CANADIAN MASTERCLASS SERIES This online class is led by prima ballerina Chan Hon Goh of Goh Ballet in Toronto. There are two sessions: Pique (Junior Level) 4:30–5:45 p.m., Jete (Senior Level) 6:15–7:30 p.m., with a Q&A from 5:45–6:15 p.m. See gohballet.com.

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Sunday Feb 14.

Monday Feb 22

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 This online event is open to people age 12–18. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 4–5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Tuesday Feb 23

ADAPTIVE REUSE: THE INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESSFULLY REDEVELOPING HISTORIC BUILDINGS The Saskatchewan government is presenting four free webinars on conservation and redevelopment of heritage buildings. The webinars include: The Developer’s Perspective (Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m.); Building Codes (Feb. 25, noon-1 p.m.); The Municipality’s Role (March 2, noon-1 p.m.); and Archaeological Considerations (March 4, noon-1 p.m.). Registration deadline is Feb. 22, and you can get details here

GO BIG OR GO HOME This online class will look at using larger perennials instead of shrubs and trees in your yard. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE See Feb. 16.

Wednesday Feb 24

SK ABORIGINAL STORYTELLING Cooper Skjeie discusses his own essay My Blood in this Landscape: On Poetry as a Conduit for Identity, Kinship, and Indigenous Resistance, and recaps previous online presentations by Randy Morin, Kevin Wesaquate and Tara Gereaux. Presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Runs noon–1 p.m. See skwriter.com.

GET BANG FOR YOUR BUCK This online event is hosted by Saskatoon Council of Aging, and will look at three meal options using chicken. Runs 1–2:30 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

CREATING A SUPPORTIVE POLICY ENVIRONMENT AND NETWORK FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY  This online presentation is co-presented by Saskatchewan Environmental Society Solar Co-operative, Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative and Wascana Solar Co-operative through Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Runs from 4-5:30 p.m. Register here.

STORYTELLING SPOTLIGHT Guest presenter for this online talk is John Lagimodiere (publisher/editor Eagle Feather News). Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 6–7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES Guest presenters for this online literary event are Courtney Bates-Hardy and Yvonne Rediger. Start time 7 p.m. Get registration information here.

PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES (Dialogue in Socially Distant Times) This online event is presented by URegina Theatre. Tonight’s guests: Christine Quintana and José Teodoro. Starts at 7 p.m. See uregina.ca.

Thursday Feb 25

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS The topic of this talk by Lauren Scharfstein is “Hate Speech in Modern Times: The Rise of the Internet and the Decline of Regulation”. Presented by Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. Start time 10 a.m. RSVP by Feb. 24. Get details here.

MENTAL HEALTH AND OLDER ADULTS This online event is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging, and features a presentation by Megan O’Connell. Runs 1–2 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca.

VERTIGO SERIES This online literary event is co-hosted with MacKenzie Art Gallery, and features presentations by Randell Adjei, Brad Bellegarde, Ecoaborijanelle & guests. Start time 6 p.m. Get more information here.

ALL ABOUT BURROWING OWLS This online presentation is co-hosted by Nature Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC, Calgary Zoo and Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program and will feature special guest owls. Start time is 7 p.m. Register here

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday Feb 11.

Friday Feb 26

TIED IN KNOTS See Feb. 12. Today’s play is an alternate reality farce by Curtis Peeteetuce called D.I.N.K.’s. See burnthicket.com.

TWO SPIRIT 102 This is a follow-up online seminar to Two Spirit 101, and will take a closer look at issues such as identity, ceremony and resiliency. Runs 2–4 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

WILD CARD MOVEMENT See Friday Feb 19.

Saturday Feb 27

VERY PRAIRIE SASKATCHEWAN MUSIC SUMMIT This online event is hosted by SaskMusic, and offers two-days of panel discussions and presentations on different aspects of the music industry on both the creative and business side. Runs Feb. 27-28. Get more information here.

TELEMIRACLE 45 This annual Kinsmen Foundation fundraiser will be held virtually in 2021. There will still be live performances and special guests as in past years, and people are encouraged to watch the TV broadcast or online. Runs from Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. to Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. See telemiracle.com.

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday Feb. 13.

ECO SCAVENGER HUNT See Saturday Feb 13.

Sunday Feb 28

KOHKOM This online event to mark the end of Aboriginal Storytelling Month will feature a reading from a new played being developed by Donna Lerat, Gloria Myo and Donna Merasty in collaboration with artist/producer Curtis Peeteetuce and filmmaker Marcel Petit. Start time 1 p.m. Get more information here.

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. Starts at 7 p.m. See sumtheatre.com.

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Sunday Feb 14.

Monday March 1

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR This online workshop by Alison Montgomery is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging. Start time 1 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca. See scoa.ca.

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB See Monday Feb 22.

Tuesday March 2

TALKING FRESH Opening Day. See Ongoing.

COLLECTIVE VOICES FOR DIGITAL DECOLONIZATION This online discussion is moderated by Armando Perla, and features speakers Jepchumba and John Hampton discussing platforms such as Future Lab Africa, African Digital Art and The Indigenous Curatorial Collective. Start time 9 a.m. Register here.

POLLINATORS This online class will look at how to create a pollinator-friendly garden. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE See Feb. 16. Runs from 6–7 p.m.

Wednesday March 3

INSPIRING LEADERSHIP The theme of this virtual seminar on female empowerment and leadership is “The Courage Within”. Guest-speakers are Holly Austin Gibbs, Suki Kim and Jen Welter. Runs 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Register at uregina.ca/external/inspiringleadership.

ONE BOOK, ONE PROVINCE Guest presenter for this online event is Paul Seesequasis, author of Blanket Toss Under The Midnight Sun. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 7–8:30 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Thursday March 4

LIVING SKIES STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL This 33rd annual festival hosted by the University of Regina has moved to an online format for 2021. There will still be a mix of screenings and two workshops with Mina Shum and Marian Wihak. The festival runs March 4-6. Get details here.

LUNCH ’N LEARN This virtual event features a discussion on domestic violence in the workplace. Hosted by Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services. Runs noon–1 p.m. See pathssk.org.

SASKATOON SLIDESHOWS This online presentation looks at the city’s employment scene over the decades. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 4–5 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

NATURE TRIVIA This online event is co-hosted by Nature Saskatchewan and Mystery Mansion Regina. Topics covered will include: Species at Risk, Climate Change and Canadian Nature Facts. The event is limited to 20 teams, and start time is 7 p.m. You can learn more here

THURSDAY TRIVIA See Thursday Feb 11.

Friday March 5

ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET: VIRTUAL AUDITIONS This event will take place today and March 6. The schedule is: 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST (10-12 years) and 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST (13+ years); and Saturday 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST (10-12 years), 2:45-3:15 pm CST (Q&A for all age groups) and 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST (13+ years). Register here.

WILD CARD MOVEMENT See Friday Feb 19.

Saturday March 6

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday Feb. 13.

Sunday March 7

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Sunday Feb 14.

Monday March 8

INK: YOUNG WRITER’S CLUB See Monday Feb 22.

Tuesday March 9

SWN LUNCHEON This online event features a panel discussion on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Leanne Bellegarde, Mubarka Butt and Namarta Kochar. Hosted by Saskatoon Women’s Network. Noon. Register at swnsaskatoon.com.

END OF LIFE PLANNING This online presentation is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging. Start time 1 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca. See scoa.ca.

GARDENING FOR FRAGRANCE This online class will look at species of flowers and foliage that are especially fragrant. Instructor Lyndon Penner. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

BUENA VISTA BOOGIE See Feb. 16. Runs 6–7 p.m.

Wednesday March 10

OPERATIC MISFITTINGS, OR MISFITTING OPERA Colleen Renihan discusses her research into disability studies and musicology in an online talk. Hosted by USask Department of Music. Starts at 12:30 p.m. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

WHAT PHARMACISTS CAN DO FOR YOU This online presentation is hosted by Saskatoon Council on Aging. Runs 1-2 p.m. Register at 306-652-2255 or e-mail admin@scoa.ca. See scoa.ca.

ADULTING 101 Guest presenters Natalya Mason (Saskatoon Sexual Health Clinic) and Savannah Holt (Prevention Saskatchewan) discuss relationships, mental health and well being. Hosted by Saskatoon Public Library. Runs 6–7 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Thursday March 11

PLANET S: NEW ISSUE DAY

NO TILL GARDENING This online class will look at how to create a sustainable garden with less weeds, pests and water use. Instructor Kim Ross. Hosted by College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Runs 7–9 p.m. Register at agbio.usask.ca.

Friday March 12

TIED IN KNOTS See Feb. 12. Today’s play is Like It Is by Aaron Krogman, which sees a young wife confront her husband over his viewing of X-rated material. See burnthicket.com.

ROCK THE RIVER CUP This bonspiel is hosted by Prairie Lily Curling League and is tentatively set for March 12–14 at Nutana Curling Club. See prairielilycurling.com.

QUEER SEX ED The subtitle for this online workshop with Delilah Kamuhanda is “Accurate Info Without the Awkward Google Search”. Runs 2–4 p.m. See outsaskatoon.ca.

WILD CARD MOVEMENT See Friday Feb 19.

Saturday March 13

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET See Feb 13.

Sunday March 14

NOT CHURCH JUST DANCE See Sunday Feb 14.

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.

TALKING FRESH This annual literary festival moves online in 2021. The theme is “Reimagine”, and the conference will feature a mix of workshops, presentations and panel discussions addressing the creative process as it relates to poetry, fiction, non-fiction and playwriting. Hosted by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, March 2-7. Register here

SASKATOON FRINGE FESTIVAL: ARTIST APPLICATION Fringe festival organizers 25th Street Theatre are putting plans in place for the 2021 festival. The dates will be July 29-Aug. 7, and applications are now being accepted for the available performing slots. Applications will be accepted until March 13, and you can get more information here.  

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 different LED displays by J.J. Neufeld. The displays will run until March 31. 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.

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.