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January 4, 2016

Women's Suffrage in Manitoba l FREE Snowshoe Sundays l Stone Soup with Jane Cahill l Acoustic Nights l Concert for Syrian Refugees l Show Hope™ l Storytelling in the Round l Tu B'Shevat l Adoption Event

January 9, 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Archives of Manitoba, 200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg

The Archives of Manitoba and the Manitoba Legislative Library 
invite everyone to an open house to commemorate 
the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Manitoba

See original records and publications relating to women achieving the vote in 1916.  

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first and last Sunday of January to March, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3S4
Admission by donation.

Free Snowshoe Sundays  
Fun for the whole family with free snowshoe rentals and instruction. 
This is a great opportunity for the public to explore the prairie preserve in winter.  Visit the centre to warm up by the fire and learn about the animals that call the prairie home.

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January 15, 7:30 PM
The Neighbourhood Bookstore and Cafe, 898 Westminster Ave., Wpg, MB R3G 1R3

Stone Soup with Jane Cahill
Free, all welcome; beverages, snacks and books available for purchase. 

Monthly storytelling circle with a featured teller and the chance for anyone to share a story. Jane Cahill, Associate Professor in the Departement of Classics at the University of Winnipeg, is also the recipient of the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002.
Jane’s research interests include mythology, storytelling, Classical folklore, the origins of words.  Her book, Her Kind, retells Greek myths as women might have told them.

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January 18, Doors Open at 7:15 PM / Show starts at 8:00 PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Z8
$5 cover charge at the door

Acoustic Nights #3 featuring:
- Alannah Zeebeck
- Jared Adams
- Lindsey White & Claire Bestland

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January 19, 6:30 PM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $20 - the Park, Ticketfly.ca, Matthew Lawrence, Trudy Mattey, Darcie Reimer
All ages welcome

Benefit Concert for South Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative
Performances by: Sweet Alibi, The Bonaduces, DJ Co-Op, and others
Silent Auction

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Show Hope™ is a movement to care for orphans.
Founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth, this nonprofit organization helps to make a difference for orphans through Adoption Aid grants that help Special Care Centres in China. Through programs like their Advocates, Student Initiatives, and Sponsorship, they are mobilizing individuals and communities.

When the Chapmans adopted Shaohannah Hope in 2000 from China, they wanted to do something about other waiting children. In February 2003, they started the organization now called Show Hope.

Show Hope’s mission is to reduce the barriers to adoption, and has helped provide homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,000 orphans from 53+ countries. In addition, more than 2,000 orphans with special needs have received critically needed medical care through Show Hope’s Special Care Centres.

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January 22 at 8 PM
January 23 at 2 PM and at 8 PM
Manitoba Theatre For Young People, 
2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X1
Tickets $15, at the door or Brown Paper Tickets

Fairy Tales are timeless stories passed down through oral traditions and the written word. They teach us lessons, take us on journeys and inspire our imaginations.  Little Red Riding Hood is one such tale. Versions of the story about a girl and a wolf come from all areas of the world and the repertoire of stories continues to grow.

Written and performed by Rachel Smith, RED examines these different stories. Rachel has developed a solo performance piece that exposes the tale in unique way. 

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January 24, between 2 and 3 pm
Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3P5
Free to all.

The fall session of Storytelling in the Round was a big hit with families, and is back for another 6-week run in January and February. 
The Manitoba Storytelling Guild and the Winnipeg Public Library are partnering to offer local storytelling events that are family oriented. 

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January 24, 2:00 pm
Manitoba Children's Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4T6

Tu B'Shevat - Fun for the entire family!
Pre-registrations 204-452-3711 and Walk-ins

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January 24, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Pooches Playhouse, 1320 Concordia Ave E, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3W 0G6

Come on out and meet many of Before the Bridge’s adorable adoptables!
Love is ageless!!
The Dishcloth Damsel will also be in attendance!

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