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ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS 31st Annual One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo – Jan. 5 to Feb. 2: Eighteen venues around the city with presentations of music, dance, theatre and comedy in this festival of the arts. Phone: 403-294-9494 or see www.

ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS

31st Annual One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo – Jan. 5 to Feb. 2: Eighteen venues around the city with presentations of music, dance, theatre and comedy in this festival of the arts. Phone: 403-294-9494 or see www.hprodeo.ca

Greater Forest Lawn 55+ Society January Activities – Jan. 7 and 21: Dance (7:30 pm both dates); Jan. 15 and 29: Sunday Dance (1 pm both dates); lunches each Wed. during Jan. at noon with bingo following. Phone: 403-272-4661 or see website www.gfls.org for further details and costs to attend events.

Calgary Zoo Zoolights Event 2016 – Ending Jan. 8: 6-9 pm each date. See www.calgaryzoo.com

Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society Winter Birding Course - Jan. 9 to April 9: Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and birds at Fish Creek Provincial Park, Carburn Park, South Glenmore Reservoir and Griffith Woods Park. Pre-registration required; for schedules and fees see www.friendsoffishcreek.org

Calgary Renovation Show – Jan. 13 to 15: BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Phone: 403-269-9822

American Historical Society of Germans Special Event – Jan. 21: Food demo of cabbage rolls with a potluck; call for complete details. 10 am to 3 pm Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19 St., N.E.). Phone: 403-273-8178 or see www.calgarychapterahsgr.ca

Chinook Country Historical Society Monthly Programs – Jan. 24: Free program – By Word of Mouth – Annie McDougall and the Writing of Latch String Out; speaker George Colpitts of the U of C. 7:30 pm at Fort Calgary. CCHS programs are open to the general public. Phone: 403-261-4667

Calgary RV Expo & Sale – Jan. 26 to 29: BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Phone: 403-269-9822

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Library Night – Second Monday of Feb.: 2-7 pm.; research assistance available. Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19 St., N.E.). Phone: 403-273-8178 or see www.calgarychapterahsgr.ca

Conversation/Social Group for Those With Speech Disabilities – Ongoing Weekly on Mondays.: Opportunity to meet with others who have the same issues as you in a friendly setting; have fun and learn how to improve your speech/self-confidence. No fee and you can attend on a self-referral basis. Coffee/tea available. 1:30- 3 pm Heart & Stroke Fund Offices (119 – 14 St., N.W.) Group does not meet on stat holidays falling on Mondays. Phone: 403-289-7520

Calgary Farmer's Market – Ongoing Fri., Sat. & Sun.: 75-plus permanent vendors. Hours: 9-5 pm 510-77 Ave., S.E. (just off of Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive S.E.) Phone: 403-240-9113

Calgary Assoc. of Lifelong Learners – Ongoing Year Round: A member-led group open to individuals 45+. Activities include a CALL Cafe, a lecture series and interest groups. See www.calgarylifelonglearners.ca

Calgary Seniors' Outdoor Clubs – Ongoing Year Round: Seniors 55+ meet weekly year ‘round for hikes, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the foothills/mountain parks west of Calgary; also hikes on Calgary's walking paths. Phone: 403-288-7551 or see www.ourclub.ca/calgary

Seniors Alpine Ski Club – Ongoing Year Round: 55+ and a downhill skiing enthusiast? This club offers affordable prices for ski tours, ski days, a newsletter plus year-round social functions. Phone: 403-288-8889

Calgary Community Libraries – Ongoing Year Round: The 18 community libraries in the city offer great book clubs, family history coaching sessions, 50+ Coffee and Conversation programs and presentations like those on e-books etc. Phone: 403-260-2620 or see www.calgarypubliclibrary.com

IN CONCERT

Calgary Folk Club – Jan. 13: Gretchen Peters (main act) and Smartypants (first up); Jan. 27: Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier (main act) and Shawna Caspi (first up). Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhard Rd. N.W.). Tickets at the door or see www.calgaryfolkclub.com

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Events – Jan. 17 to 19: Stomp; Jan. 21 & 22: Blue Rodeo. See www.jubileeauditorium.com

PCL Blues Series – Jan. 13 & 14: Reverend Peyton's Front Porch Sessions. Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-9494

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – Jan. 13 & 14: Soul Unlimited – Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles; Jan. 20 & 21: Mendelssohn, Haydn & Shostakovich (featuring Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi); Jan. 24: Joel Plastkett In Concert; Jan. 27 & 28: Dreamworks Animation In Concert – a perfect opportunity to introduce your grandchildren or great grandchildren to an orchestra. All concerts in Jack Singer Concert Hall excepting concert on Jan. 24 to be held at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Phone: 403-571-0849 or see www.calgaryphil.com

Mount Royal University Music To Your Ears Concert Series: Jan. 20: Jan Lisiecki; Jan. 22: Brett Gunther & Friends; Jan. 29: Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band. Jan. 20 and 29 concerts at Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts; Jan. 22 concert at TransAlta Pavilion, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. Phone: 403-440-7770

Music At Noon Series – Wednesdays Throughout the Year: Music At Noon is presented by The Pro Arts Society. Concerts from 12:10-12:50 pm at Cathedral of the Redeemer (7th Avenue and First Street S.E. across from Olympic Plaza.) Bring lunch & enjoy music in the midst of the day. Concerts are free; donations gratefully accepted. Phone: 403-269-1904

THEATRE

Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Thru Jan. and Ending Feb. 5: The Big Boom Theory – The Early Years.1002 - 37 Street S.W. Box Office: 403-249-7799

Stagewest Calgary – Through Jan. and Ending Feb. 5: Hollywood Hits. 727- 42 Ave. S.E. Tickets: 403-243-6642

Lunch Box Theatre – Jan. 9 to 28: 6 Guitars Performances Mon. to Sat. at noon and Thurs. and Fri. at 6 pm 160, 115 – 9 Ave. S.E. Box Office: 403-265-4292

Alberta Theatre Projects – Jan. 17 to 29: Cathy Jones – Stranger to Hard Work. Marthe Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-7402

Vertigo Theatre – Jan. 21 to Feb. 19: Wait Until Dark. Theatre is located at the base of Calgary Tower, downtown. Tickets: 403-221-3708

Theatre Calgary – Jan. 24 to Feb. 18: The Audience. Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-7447

MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS

ATB Storytellers Exhibition – Ending Jan. 8: On display at Studio Bell National Music Centre, a collection of artifacts and recorded oral histories of Albertans including Jann Arden and Tommy Banks. Digital stories made in collaboration with several elementary schools will also be highlighted. 850 – 4 St. S.E. Phone: 403-543-5115.

Lougheed House Exhibit – Ending Jan. 27: Exhibit titled Pomp & Circumstance – Celebrations of the Fire Department Kind. A collaborative exhibit between Lougheed House and The Firefighters Museum of Calgary. Between 1885 and 1939, Calgary's Fire Brigade brought ceremony, drama and pride to community events (displayed artifacts represent the bonds between Calgary and these heroes. 707 – 13 Ave. S.W. 403-244-6333

Glenbow Museum – Ending Jan. 29: 1920s Modernism in Montreal – The Beaver Hall Group. Downtown at 130 – 9 Ave. S.E. Phone: 403-268-4100

DANCE

Alberta Ballet – Jan. 12-14: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (comedy, on pointe). Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets: www.albertaballet50.com

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – Jan. 18 to 28: Juliet & Romeo. Evening and matinee performances. DJD Dance Centre (111 – 12 Ave., S.E.). Tickets: www.decidedlyjazz.com

BEYOND CALGARY

Airdrie

Bert Church Live Theatre – Jan. 14: Nashville Hurricane; Jan. 21: International Guitar Night. 1010 East Lake Blvd., N.E.; Box Office: 403-948-8824

Banff

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival – Jan. 19 to 29: Ice artists from around the world compete in an International Ice Carving Competition. Phone: 403-762-8421 or see www.banfflakelouise.com

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Ending Jan. 29: Three exhibits - Barbara Milne: Responding to the Whyte Museum Collection, The Legacy Continues: Recent Additions to the Collection and The Bugaboo Spine Centennial Climb Project (photographs by Ivan Petrov). 111 Bear St. Phone: 403-762-2291

Canmore

Artsplace Canmore – Ends Jan. 31: In the Hub Gallery exhibit by Marina DiMaio titled Horizon. 950 – 8 Ave. Phone: 403-609-2623

Cochrane

Hip to Be Square Old Time Dance – Jan. 14: Live band. In support of the Cochrane Food Bank so please bring a food item. $15 per person. Frank Wills Hall. See www.cochrane-tourism.ca

18th Annual Burns Dinner & Dance – Jan. 28: Performance by Cochrane Pipe Band plus a silent auction. Cochrane RanchHouse. See www.cochrane-tourism.ca

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