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Celebrate Alberta’s diversity through Culture Days

Much to explore through the month of September

September’s month-long celebration of art offers free, family-friendly events, hosted by 122 government-sponsored sites.

One of those sites is Stettler, and there is plenty to check out through the month, organizers say.

Local partners include the Stettler Town and Country Museum, the Stettler Public Library and the Stettler Agricultural Society.

For details about all of the events, and to register, visit www.stettlerconnects.com or call 403-742-3181.

“Anything through Culture Days is free of charge, but some things we do have people register for,” said Lorraine Hankins, a committee member for Culture Days. “We are having a wide variety of activities to recognize culture within our area and within the province,” she said, adding that Stettler has been designated as a ‘host’ site for the month.

Highlights include a travelling exhibition called ‘The Rush and Roar’ at the Library through to Sept. 21.

“This exhibition utilizes the visual arts to explore some of the political, economic, technological and social/cultural changes which occurred in western Euro-North American societies during the 1920s and continue to have ramifications into the twenty-first century,” notes the Stettler Connects web site.

There is also a cultural food tour at various local restaurants.

“Quite a few of the restaurants in town are highlighting various dishes,” said Hankins.

According to StettlerConnects.com, those who order any of the special menu items will be entered into a draw for $100 Heart of Alberta dollars sponsored by the Stettler Regional Board of Trade.

Check out www.stettlerconnects.com for a list of participating eateries.

Other highlights include a local Estonian Art Exhibit being held at the Museum through to Sept. 18.

You can also ‘Learn to Felt a Scarf with Becky Clement’ on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Library.

“Create a beautiful one of a kind scarf to keep or to gift to someone special. For a look at some of Becky’s work, check out her Blacksheep Design Facebook Group or stop by the library and ask for more information.

That same day, there is a ‘Genealogy Workshop with Dave Guba’ at the Library as well, from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is also required.

And set for the evening of Sept. 11, don’t miss the ‘Historic Ghost Walk with Crystal Friars’ beginning at 8:30 p.m. Again, registration is required,.

On Sept. 12, check out the ‘Old Time Horse Binding and Thrashing Demonstration’ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Join Jim Long as he celebrates our heritage the old-fashioned way. Using true horse power and equipment of the past, this hands-on demonstration will include a full day experience you won’t soon forget. Registration is required.”

‘Explore Clay with Jasper’ on Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m, at the Library as well as on Sept. 15.

Please register as space is limited.

Other highlights of the month include the ‘Fall Fair Market & Bench Show’ on Sept. 18 from at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the ‘EIEI Joe Show – A magic/puppet show for kids of all ages’ on Sept. 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Stettler Agriplex.

Again, for complete details, or to register for the various events, visit www.stettlerconnects.com or all 403-742-3181.