The Nutcracker Unhinged! (and Other Stocking Stuffers from Lemoine-land) December 12 to 14

Nutcracker UnhingedEdmonton’s Teatro La Quindicina is bringing a delightful tradition back for the holidays! It’s The Nutcracker Unhinged (and other Stocking-stuffers from Lemoine-Land). A merry company of Teatro revellers will bring you a heartwarming program of seasonal music, comedy, and all that lies between. Carols both secular and otherwise, a fireside reading by Jeff Haslam, and not one, but THREE holiday playlets by Stewart Lemoine along with the exciting madcap return of The Nutcracker Unhinged wherein characters from Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet are set loose in Old Strathcona.

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First-ever National Mentoring Symposium to be Held in Banff November 5 to 7, 2013

Mentoring-LogoRepresentatives of the mentoring movement are in Banff  November 5 to 7, to discuss the future of the cause, share best practices and learn from leading researchers.  With delegates from Canada, the United States and Australia, the National Mentoring Symposium, co-hosted by the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, is an effort to create cohesion for those working in the field of mentoring.   At the symposium, Minister Hancock announced $125 million for the Alberta Mentoring Partnership to support mentoring programs for children and youth throughout the province. 

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Edmonton’s coOPERAtive Presents Amahl and the Night Visitors December 19 to 21, 2013

Amahl and the Night VisitorsEdmonton’s coOPERAtive presents its third annual production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, a short one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti on December 20th and 21st at Holy Trinity Anglican Church  in Edmonton.  The performances for the general public will be at 7 pm each evening, a matinee on  Saturday the 21st at 3pm and two school matinees, one on Thursday the 19th at 1:30pm and the other Friday the 20th at 10am. Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera about a young crippled boy and his mother who are visited by the three wise men.

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8th Annual Cake Walk Fundraiser for Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, November 4

Cake Walk FundraiserHost Sheri Somerville returns with CTV Edmonton’s meteorologist Josh Classen for a night of wedded bliss at the eighth annual Cake Walk fundraiser for the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.  Cake challenge teams compete on stage represented by music celebrities performing wedding hits. This year the event features country artist Colleen Rae and local performing sensation, Josh Mellot, serenading over the 10 beautiful cakes in competition for first place. The evening is always full of spontaneous fun, laughter and entertainment.

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