Like it or not, weather remains the topic of spring … ’er winter

Sun, sun, where did you go? You showed up a little bit last weekend, but please come on out and stay … we need you.

Sun, sun, where did you go? You showed up a little bit last weekend, but please come on out and stay … we need you.

This past weekend brought us rain, fog, cloud and snow again. It would be nice to see things dry up, so the mud and water holes would disappear.

We need sun, so the farmers can get out in their fields, and the roads bans can be lifted.

This time last year, the snow had all disappeared, and the pussy willows were out and you could spot some green grass starting to grow. But, this year, we haven’t seen any or very little green grass yet and not many pussy willows, if any at all.

And they called this global warming … I wonder where?

This Friday, come out to the Botha Hall for a great evening of fun. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp, and the Gold North band will entertain for the evening.

These dances have pooled lunches, so everyone is asked to bring either buns/sandwiches or pastries to share with everyone. There’s no limit on ages here, so everyone can enjoy the fun.

For more information on the dance, or any other upcoming dances, contact Doug or Bernadette Haustein at 403-742-6596.

The Botha transfer station is open at these times: Tuesdays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

The village office hours are as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also contact the village office at 403-742-5079.

This coming Tuesday, come on out and try your luck out at Early Bird Bingo. Neither the loonie pot nor the jackpot have been won for a while, so the stakes are higher. Bingo begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. All are invited.

Fitness classes are in full force, with Zumba on Tuesday evening, followed by the Booty Bounce and Cardiovascular Hip Hop classes on Thursday evenings. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m., and are held at the Botha Hall.

From all reports, participants enjoy the classes. For more information, contact Callie Turigan at 403-742-8303.

Coffee is always on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. Everyone is more than welcome to join them for coffee and visiting. It’s a great place to relax away from your busy schedules.

Quilting is slated for April 22, next Monday, at the Botha Senior Centre, starting at 9 a.m. sharp. Please bring your quilting items with you and come out for a great day of quilting and visiting.

On Wednesday afternoons, come back to the Botha Senior Centre for another great game of carpet bowling. They have a great time and it’s great exercise for everyone who attends. Those games start at 1 p.m.

Each Thursday at 1 p.m., visit the Botha Senior Centre to play a game of floor curling. It’s another great way to get some exercise and enjoy a visit.

Come out at 9 a.m. Sunday and hear Rev. Susan Bowyer. They would love to see you come out and worship with them. That time slot is scheduled until the end of June.

If there are any birthday, anniversary or baby announcements, please contact me at 403-742-5317, so we can share it with readers.

— BOTHA BOOSTER


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