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Do Sask Book Club with Amy Rederburg

Monday Dec 17 2018 7:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

Join the Do Sask Book Club in Prairie Ink Restaurant on Monday, December 17th to discuss Factfulness by Hans Rosling. Register/RSVP here or contact Amy Rederburg at [email protected] for more information. 

The book club is free and open to anyone in Saskatoon who wants to read, meet new people, and socialize all at the same time! Members are invited to submit book suggestions, and the next title for the group is selected by a draw. 

Do Sask is a community designed for people who want to develop and nurture meaningful relationships in Saskatchewan, and aims to connect people and places through creative, local events and entertaining activities. Find more information at dosask.com, and watch McNally Robinson event listings for details about each upcoming book club meeting.

Jack Walton (Live Blues)

Friday Dec 21 2018 7:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

A performance with singer, songwriter and guitarist Jack Walton is a diverse and eclectic experience. His original songs and compositions cover a wide range of genres including folk, country folk, roots, blues and a jazzy swing that is contagious. His unique guitar voicing, tasteful scatting and exceptional whistling creates an original style that is rooted in Canadian music tradition and location.

From a beach on the Northumberland Straight to a seawall on Vancouver Island, knee deep in the snow or paddling a northern lake, Jack’s musical tales are reflected in the vast and diverse Canadian landscape, both real and imagined.

Dan Julien Trio (Live Jazz)

Saturday Dec 22 2018 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

The Dan Julien Trio is a Canadian Jazz Trio bringing a fusion of classic jazz, soul, swing, & funk to the stages of Saskatoon and beyond. A group of true entertainers, to lift your spirits and re-live the classics written by greats, and performed by legends such as Sinatra, Martin, Fitzgerald and many more! 

Featuring Dan Julien - Vocals, Matt Arsenault - Piano, Nevin Buehler - Upright Bass.

Local Flavour (Live Jazz)

Friday Dec 28 2018 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

Local Flavour is a Saskatoon based six piece jazz combo serving up jazz standards, funk, and original compositions with a side of blues.

Members include Jake Reaser (Tenor Saxophone), Ryan Domoslai (Alto Saxophone), Isaac Reaser (Bass), Thomas Johnston (Guitar), Matt Arsenault (Keys), and James Kumaran (Drums). With half the band involved with the University of Saskatchewan's jazz orchestra, the remaining three members can occasionally be seen dishing out piping hot jazz tunes as a trio.

The Klein Sisters (Live Music)

Saturday Dec 29 2018 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

The Klein Sisters are three singer-songwriter sisters who love to play chill, laid-back music. They have been playing together for many years now and always enjoy playing for those who love music like they do!

Clarissa Harwood--Book Launch

Thursday Jan 03 2019 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

Launch of Bear No Malice (Pegasus Books).

In the Edwardian England of Clarissa Harwood’s Bear No Malice, Great Expectations meets Grantchester in a story of love and lies, secrets and second chances.

Beaten and left for dead in the English countryside, clergyman and reformer Tom Cross is rescued and nursed back to health by Miranda and Simon Thorne, reclusive siblings who seem to have as many secrets as he does. Tom has spent years helping the downtrodden in London while lying to everyone he meets, but now he’s forced to slow down and confront his unexamined life.

Clarissa Harwood holds a PhD in English Literature with a specialization in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. In addition to being a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Clarissa is a part-time university instructor and full-time grammar nerd who loves to explain the difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she now lives in London, Ontario.

Wayne Bargen (Live Music-Solo Fingerstyle Guitar)

Friday Jan 04 2019 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

Wayne Bargen is a local Saskatoon fingerstyle, acoustic guitar player. He started playing guitar in his youth, which turned into a passion for creating songs. Wayne’s musical performance is well suited for background music, such as at cafés and restaurants. Wayne is an elementary school teacher, and he enjoys using music in the classroom to enhance learning.

Jerald Wall (Book Signing)

Saturday Jan 05 2019 1:00 pm - Storefront, Saskatoon

Join Jerald Wall signing Walking With God Through Anxiety & Depression.

Walking With God Through Anxiety and Depression is a short-easy to read self help book on anxiety and depression. This book is based on Wall’s own personal experiences.  His desire is to provide hope and encouragement to the reader. 

Jerald Wall is a Saskatoon-based Christian author. He hopes you enjoy the book as much as he enjoyed writing it.

Wires & Wood (Live Music - Jazz)

Saturday Jan 05 2019 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

Wires & Wood have been entertaining enthusiastic audiences throughout Saskatchewan since 2009. This acoustic quartet is made up of Scot Thayer on mandolin, Lorne Deighton on guitar, Bruce Wilkinson on bass and Darrell Bueckert on percussion. Together, they play a variety of latin, choro and gypsy jazz instrumentals that will sweep you away to another time and place.

Although together for just a short time, these veteran musicians have been involved in the Canadian music scene for years. Their varied backgrounds in rock, jazz, classical and alternative music gives Wires & Wood a unique sound for audiences of all ages.

Ruth Chorney--Book Launch

Monday Jan 07 2019 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

Join Ruth Chorney for the launch of Buried.

Tera Jones McAllen is in prison for murdering her husband Tom. Although convicted by a jury of her peers, Tera claims innocence. And no body has been found. From prison, as Tera talks to a reporter named Sue, the story unfolds, weaving seamlessly between the present and the past: Tera’s experiences as a farm wife in northeastern Saskatchewan over the past 20 years.

This is more than a murder mystery. It is a love story, a story of betrayal and disillusionment, and a statement about rural life. 

Told in the pragmatic voice of Tera, Buried is a testimony to the resilience of rural women.

Ruth Chorney lives on a farm north of Kelvington, SK, with her husband of 45 years. A retired educator, she has never retired from farming. Chorney loves reading, writing, horseback riding, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She has published 4 children’s books (three in English, one in French), is a regular contributor to The Gardener magazine and has had poetry published in The Fieldstone Review and Linedance. Her work also appears in publications by the Tisdale Writers Group. This is her first novel. 

Tammie Leonard--Book Launch

Thursday Jan 10 2019 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

Join Tammie Leonard for the launch of Note To Self…You Are Amazing.

Note To Self…You Are Amazing, encourages us to appreciate and love life, to focus on the positives in our lives and express more love for ourselves. We are our thoughts, and therefore, it is important to our happiness that we explore those thoughts.

Note To Self… is an engaging journal that motivates you with inspirational quotes, strengthens you with affirmations, provides space for you to record gratitude, and the freedom to draw or doodle, cut and paste you heart’s desires. 

Tammie Leonard is a retired teacher, motivational speaker, inspired action coach, the author of seven self-help books and a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer and Coach. Overcoming past struggles with anxiety, agoraphobia, cancer, goal setting and other crazy life events led Tammie on a journey where she uses her passion to help others believe, have faith in themselves, and create clarity for their soul’s desires.

Rory Lynch Trio (Live Music - Jazz)

Friday Jan 11 2019 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

With roots in the jazz tradition, the Rory Lynch Trio provides a contemporary take on small-group jazz. Adventure-seeking and group dynamics drive the energy of their live show, and the personal contributions from each band member fuse together to create an exciting and refreshing soundscape.  The band also serves as a laboratory for the creation and development of new compositions.  

The trio’s line-up includes Rory (saxophone), Nevin Buehler (bass), and Ian Summach (guitar).

The Nobles (Live Music )

Saturday Jan 12 2019 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

Classic Rock and Country

The Nobles are the father/daughter team of Madison and Lorry Noble. Madison has been playing piano, guitar and has been singing for over half of her life. Lorry is a seasoned musician, playing guitar and drums in a number of bands for over 25 years. They play a wide variety of classic rock and country songs from Patsy Cline to Bryan Adams.

T.J. Zakreski--Book Launch

Thursday Jan 17 2019 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

Join T.J. Zakreski for the launch of his science-fiction novel Lysandra.

She survived their injustice, but will they survive her vengeance?

She’s a genetically modified Magdalene who wants to be like any other teen on Terra, but its unholy Church won’t leave her alone. Now that it has rebooted Cygnus, an alien space virus from Earth she once destroyed, her only hope is an ex-con and defrocked lawyer, Andron, who once tried to kill her. Together they join a team of misfits and take the fight to the Church in a kugelblitz exploding ending that raises questions about whether the universe has an undiscovered fifth force.

T.J. Zakreski is a trial lawyer living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His experiences taking on Monsanto for a client charged with GMO patent infringement (the Percy Schmeiser case) helped write parts of the book. The case is now being made into a movie with Christopher Walken playing Percy.

Standard Trio (Live Music - Classics)

Friday Jan 18 2019 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

Audience members will experience some of the greatest standards of American music history as the Standard Trio brings to life an era of music many of us still long for. With an ever expanding library of tunes, they provide sophisticated background music to make you tap your toes!

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