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What's Happening? June

See what's happening in and around Edmonton and Calgary this month. Send details about your happenings to lhaines@prime.greatwest.ca
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder makes its Edmonton debut this June. See listings for details. Photo submitted.

Seniors Week in Calgary--FLC Acting Club takes to the stage. Calgary's FLC Seniors Acting Club explores dating and seeking relationships as seniors with two one-act plays. Cornbread and Beans and Lollipop, Anyone? use humour to examine how people of all ages connect. Plays run June 8-11 at Knox United Church, 506-4th St. SW in Calgary. Tickets are $15 for seniors/students; $20 adults. For tickets, go to flcseniors.ca/activities/actingclub.

SWESA 10th Anniversary celebrations - On June 9th, 2022, the SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Join this vibrant organization for a special event this day, which also sees the launch of the “Hello Neighbour - We’d Like to Meet You! project which promotes volunteerism and supports social participation and inclusion of all older adults in the community. For details, see swesa.ca

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder- Edmonton's Foote in the Door Productions has the city's premiere of the 2014 Tony Award winning musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, June 15-18. Nominated for ten Tony Awards and winner of four, this hilarious British musical farce features an all-local cast, crew and orchestra of about 30. "It's a modern take on traditional musical comedies of old," said director Ron Long, with elements of farce, dry humour and silliness packed into two fun hours. Whodunit? Who knows? Show is at Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, 8426 Gateway Blvd. Tickets are $29.50 Adults, $24.50 Students/Seniors, available at eventbrite.com

Woodworking Club seeks new members - The Woodworking Club at Northeast Edmonton Seniors Centre is looking for new members. The well-equipped shop allows club members space and necessary tools to work on projects of their own choosing. For more information, contact James vajmcg@telus.net or call 780-476-4052.

Grease is the word - Edmonton Musical Theatre on stage June 23-26. Enjoy a fun, rockin' musical evening with EMT's adult/teen cast presentation of Grease--directed by Peter Mills and music direction by Brad Heintzman. The song and dance-filled production runs nightly at 7:30 pm, with weekend matinees at 2 pm. Tickets are $25, $20 for youth/senior. Shows are at Westbury Theatre, 10330 84 Ave. Get tickets at tix@tixonthesquare.ca, or call 780-420-1757. Tickets are also at eventbrite.ca

Behind the scenes of first moon landing - Starting June 10Telus World of Science Edmonton hosts Apollo: When We Went to the Moon exhibition. Experience the Apollo era through the eyes of the engineers and astronauts who lived through it. Artifacts, space suits, lunar maps--they're all part of the fun. The exhibition is on until Sept. 25 and is part of general admission to the centre. To buy tickets, see twose.ca

Floor shuffleboard - Give it a Try!--The Greater Edmonton Shuffleboard Association (GESA), which runs at the Ottewell Curling Club 4205 - 102 Avenue, features 24 indoor courts, free lessons and everything you need to play. GESA plays throughout the summer every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10am and 12:30pm, and Thursday evening at 7pm. Annual membership fee is $55, and members get to play as often as they like all summer long. For those that want to give it a try, or just want occasional play, there's a daily drop-in fee of $5, and free lessons and strategy clinics are available anytime. See shufflewithgesa.ca or contact Wally Bentt at 780-690-5004 for more.

Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors. An important exhibit is on throughout June (until July 3) at Calgary's Glenbow at the Edison. The free-admission commemorative and educational exhibit shares authentic accounts of the Holocaust and life post-war--39 portraits of living survivors and 122 images of deceased survivors and their stories. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance at www.glenbow.org. The exhibition will be open Wednesdays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 6 p.m.