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Entertainment and events are ramping up again, and we want to share what's happening with our readers. If you have an upcoming event, email details to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca.
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A special fundraiser for Ukraine, a show-only performance of Mamma Mia! At the Mayfield this May. See Mayfield Theatre for details. Photo submitted.

Club meetings, entertainment and special events are back, and we want to share the details with our readers. If you have an upcoming event to share, email details to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca. 

Minus One Dance Club of Edmonton - The club returns with its first dance of 2022 on Saturday, June 11, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Diamonds Band entertains and ticket price includes a light lunch, tea or coffee. At Bellevue Community League Hall, 7308 112 Ave NW. Members $13; guests $15. The club will hold one dance a month until September when it will move to every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Email info@minusonedanceedmonton.com for more, and to let the group know you'll be attending.

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From - Art Gallery of Alberta. A travelling exhibition of works by second-generation immigrant artists goes until June 15. There's $10 reduced admission for seniors; free for AGA members. At 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square. Phone 780-422-6223 for more, or visit youraga.ca.

9 To 5: The Musical at the Citadel Theatre - Based on Dolly Parton's hit move and song, 9 to 5 is a fun tale of comic mishaps and catchy tunes, with the women of an '80s office proving they can run a company better than any man. 9 To 5: The Musical plays in the Maclab Theatre until May 29, 2022. Tickets are available at 780.425.1820 or online at citadeltheatre.com.

Sylvan Lake Getaway - Nagel Tours. The popular escorted coach tour company has new, short getaways on offer, including a two-day jaunt to Sylvan Lake, departing May 24. Birds, beaches and nostalgic gems are highlighted, as is an overnight in the charming resort town of Sylvan Lake. For details, see nageltours.com

Mamma Mia at the Mayfield - Who doesn't love this feel-good song fest, filled with the music of ABBA? And who doesn't love the Mayfield Dinner Theatre buffet? You get both together with this large-cast production, in a show running until June 12. A mother, a daughter, three possible dads and an unforgettable trip down the aisle...it's a perfect Mother's Day outing for the whole family. For tickets, see mayfieldtheatre.ca or call 1.877.529.7829, or 780.483.4051. The Mayfield Dinner Theatre is at 16615 109 Ave, Edmonton.  

John Janzen Nature Centre re-opens - Just in time to celebrate spring renewal, the nature centre re-opens after a nearly two-year break and renovation. An exhibit room features garter snakes, goldfish, a Pacman frog, and an axolotl. Also updated are a discovery zone, great for a visit with the grandkids, the green roof and the observation beehive. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., tickets to the John Janzen Nature Centre are available at the door, or booked online. See edmonton.ca/naturecentre for more.

Celtic Woman in Calgary - Celtic Woman's fresh fusion of traditional Irish music with a celebration of Ireland's history is an entertaining night, no matter when. This time, the event goes Sunday, May 22 at 8 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr. in Calgary. Sounds like a fun road trip--casino, entertainment? Why not? For information and tickets, go to ticketmaster.ca

Road trip to Moose Jaw? - Promotion Tours' popular 4 and 5-day tours to Moose Jaw are a quick and easy getaway with lots to see and do. Have you checked out the tunnels of Moose Jaw? Enjoyed the Temple Gardens spa and mineral pool and casino? It's all part of this oft-booked getaway, popular with seniors and anyone with a few days to spare. See promotiontours.ca to book the next excursion.

FYI Sessions at SEESA - In-person or online sessions on: Eliminating ageism (May 3); Stages of retirement living (May 4); Death and Taxes (May 10); and Clutter is not a crime (May 11). Sessions run from 1:30 to 3, and registration ($3 or $4) is required at seesa.sa, 780-468-1985 or in person at 9350 82 St.