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Byrna Barclay — Book Launch

Tuesday Dec 01 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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House of the White Elephant (Burton House Books)

In the spring of 1953, on the day that the ice breaks up on the Saskatchewan river system, an eccentric music teacher tells the story of her father, Lewis William Hutchinson — his work as a judge during the Indian Mutiny of 1857; his mother, confined to an asylum run by the East India Company; and his three wives, all named Elizabeth — in a last attempt to discover the truth of the man behind the judge’s robes, and the fate of his first Elizabeth who disappeared in the Punjab.

To know a man, she writes, one must look to his women. A sweeping epic that moves as swiftly as the rivers Jesse Emma has lived by — the Ganges, the Thames, the Seine and the North Saskatchewan — House of the White Elephant is an entertaining exposé, a dramatic rendering of the British class system and its lasting impact on a generation it spawned.

Byrna Barclay an award-winning author who work includes The Forest Horses and Girl at the Window. She has served as president of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and vice-chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. She lives in Regina. House of the White Elephant is her tenth publication, a story loosely based on her paternal ancestry.

STR8 UP — Book Launch

Wednesday Dec 02 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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STR8 UP: Stories of Courage — A Healing Workbook by recovering gang members and addicts (Hear my Heart Books)

Healing begins when you search for it and commit to work on it constantly. This workbook is a collection of acimowina — personal stories told by men and women recovering from gang life and addictions. While they may still be struggling, the authors want to share their experiences and the lessons they have learned along the way. It is a way to reach out, connect with others, and create change that leads to empowerment. This book is for anyone who struggles and wishes to embark upon a healing journey.

"It is my belief that this book people begin the long journey back to good health and sound relationships. It can also teach the rest of us about the challenges people face in that journey and the ways we can best support them as they struggle." Rupert Ross (from the Foreword)

Founded by Father André Polièvre and Stan Tu’lnukuafe, STR8 UP assists individuals to master their own destiny in liberating themselves from gangs and criminal street lifestyles. In 2014, STR8 UP: 10,000 Little Steps to Healing, Inc. became a registered non-profit charitable organization. It has grown not only in membership, but in services to members, such as mentorship programs and cultural camps. Because of the combined volunteer efforts of Fr. André and Stan, STR8 UP has become a leader in the rehabilitation of active gang members.

Dwayne Brenna and Beth Gobeil — Book Launch

Thursday Dec 03 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Hagios Press presents the launch of Give My Love to Rose by Dwayne Brenna and Breathing Room by Beth Gobeil

In Give My Love to Rose, Dwayne Brenna reveals the everyday details of modern lives and relationships with warmth and astonishing generosity. These poems of love, travel, and remembrance are fresh, resonant, and honest. With the success of his recent Hagios title Stealing Home: Baseball Poems, which was nominated for the Saskatchewan Book of the Year, it is clear that Brenna's work reflects an accomplished poet's engagement with personal and universal themes. Dwayne Brenna teaches drama at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of several books, including Scenes From Canadian Plays, Emrys' Dream: Greystone Theatre in Words and Photographs and Stealing Home. He grew up in Naicam, Saskatchewan and now lives in Saskatoon.

A mother's story. A son's story. Poems that touch us. Breathing Room, by Saskatchewan poet Beth Gobeil, narrates a difficult story; a mother's journey, beginning at the point her son is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Through her compelling narrative poems, she provides striking insights into a family dealing with illness, and the inevitable sense of loss. Then a twist in the journey, as her son Donovan is faced with the opportunity for a lung transplant...with its risks. Beth Gobeil is a poet, health-care advocate, and the mother of three adult children. She lives in Prince Albert. Since her son Donovan received a lung transplant several years ago, she has been a strong promoter of the organ donor program.

Christina Thoen -- Book Launch

Friday Dec 04 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Life... Create Your Own Masterpiece

Prepare to be inspired and have your visual sense as well as your heart and mind enticed as Christina Thoen describes how to create the ultimate masterpiece - your life! From gathering your materials to the finishing touches, this book is your guide to creating the life of your dreams. And the best part is you don't need to be an artist to "get it". She explains how the elements of art and principles of composition used to create stunning artwork can be applied to explore and create a life of true happiness. The world is your blank canvas and understanding how it all works gives you the freedom to create exactly what you want, the best that only you can!

Christina Thoen is an artist and teacher immersed daily instilling the love of art in students at her private art school. She has been painting and selling her artwork for over 30 years. Born and raised near Young, Saskatchewan, she lives with her husband Lorne in Prince Albert. They have been married for over 27 years and have three boys who have started their own canvases of life!

Grandmother's Chesterfield — Live Musical Performance

Friday Dec 04 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Contemporary Folk

Grandmother's Chesterfield is a folk alternative band from Saskatoon, its core members being graduates of the U of S Music Dept. With the mandolin and vocal stylings of Amy Timm, cello strokes of Olaf Lokken and featuring Andrew Linsley on lead vocals and guitar, they blend folk song with alternative pop/rock and whatever other flavour strikes them in the writing process. Hear here.

The Klein Sisters — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Dec 05 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Breakfast with Santa at Prairie Ink

Sunday Dec 06 2015 9:30 am - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 6 at 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant.

Enjoy a special breakfast, a seasonal Storytime, and a visit from Santa!

All seats $15. Call (306) 955-3579 for reservations. Seating is limited!

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday Dec 08 2015 10:30 am - Storytime Circle, Saskatoon

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For children ages 3 - 5.

Join us in the Story Circle, where our storyteller will treat you to a half hour of fun and imagination! Every Tuesday from 10:30 am – ll:00 am.

For further information, please inquire at the Children's Desk (upstairs) in person or by phone at (306) 955-1477.

Two Tall Dudes — Live Musical Performance

Friday Dec 11 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Two Tall Dudes is two tall guys playing acoustic versions of the 70s and 80s pop and rock music they grew up playing. Their play list include songs from Van Morrison, The Doors and James Taylor.

The Lost Keys — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Dec 12 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Eclectic Easy Listening

Wendy Thomson (vocals, guitar), Mike Sheridan (guitar, vocals) and Lorne Deighton (bass, guitar)

The Lost Keys enjoy playing jazz standards, contemporary tunes by artists such as Molly Johnson, Norah Jones, and Madeleine Peyroux, and some originals penned by Wendy. Their sound is relaxed yet engaging, a congenial listening experience. Hear here.

Standard Trio — Live Musical Performance

Friday Dec 18 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Don Sawchuk (guitar, mandolin and vocals), Todd Gursky (drums and vocals), and Matt Gruza (bass)

Corey Howe — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Dec 19 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Corey Howe is a scientist by day and a musician by night. Coming from Toledo, Ohio, he is currently chasing romance and finding his roots in Saskatoon where his girlfriend and his grandfather "Mr. Hockey" grew up. He has played music his whole life and you rarely see him without a guitar. With styles ranging from Indie to Folk to Pop there is no short in variety in his playing. Hear here.

Slightly-Off-Centre — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Jan 02 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Rock/Country/Easy Listening

The Slightly Off-Centre Band is truly a Jam Band. Their playlist traverses almost all musical genres, with Darryl Merilees doing vocals and guitar, Rob Zuk singing and drumming, Mitch Parkinson picking that lead guitar, Garnet Dunham doubling with bass & sax, and Susan Shore adding that extra touch on keyboard.

Harrison King — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Jan 09 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Instrumental Piano

Harrison King has a great passion for music and loves to perform. He will entertain you with an evening of music from the '70s, '80s, and today.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade — Speaking and Signing

Tuesday Jan 12 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Money Talks: When To Say Yes And How To Say No (HarperCollins Canada)

Take on your toughest money problem: the people you love. Gail Vaz-Oxlade gets hundreds of letters every month from people who can’t figure out how to get their sister off their couch, their mother to stop hitting them up for money, or their mates to recognize that saving is part of having a solid financial foundation. The letters have a common theme: Gail, how do I get through to them? Money Talks is Gail’s answer to that toughest—and most common—problem that sits at the heart of money and relationships: how to tell your mate, your father, your best friend or your grandmother it’s time for a change. With over seventy-five different scenarios drawn from years of working with real Canadians, Gail helps readers see their own situations through stories that reflect what they’re experiencing. Then she gives readers the language to negotiate effectively, showing them that for each problem there are steps they can take to find a solution.

Gail has long believed that so many money issues have more to do with behaviour than with the money itself. People can be delusional, selfish, inconsistent, fearful, lazy, bullying and entitled, and those traits are reflected in how they deal with money. Relationships seldom disintegrate just because people are ‘bad with money’. But how each person responds to the other—and to the real issues—can make or break a relationship. Have a bully in your life? Wish your brother would grow the hell up and stop counting on you to save his butt? Want to tell your BFF that dreaming is only the first step in making a better life? Gail will show you how. Gail bets that there many people you will recognize as you read Money Talks—and one of them just might be yourself.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is one of Canada’s most successful and respected financial writers and has authored several bestselling books, including Money Rules, Never Too Late, Money-Smart Kids, It’s Your Money and the #1 bestseller Debt-Free Forever. She doles out her no-nonsense financial advice as host of the television shows Money Moron, Princess and Til Debt Do Us Part, as a radio host on NewsTalk 1010 and as a columnist for Metro.

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