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August 12, 2016

Wildest Dreams l Sarasvàti: Monologues Wanted & FemFest: Transformation l Interlake Artists' Studio Tour l The Mennonite Magician l Rhubarb Launch l Rodriguez l Amnesty International l Resource Assistance for Youth l HSC Celebrity Human Race

On August 18, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy will welcome 1,400 very special guests to the third annual Wildest Dreams event. 
We are partnering with 15 community agencies to give children and families facing health and/or socio-economic challenges a once-in-a-lifetime evening at the Zoo! 
It may be just one night, but it is an incredible night. 
Staff, volunteers, sponsors and donors come together to make our guests feel special and show that we care.

Rossbrook House has always been a safe place for kids to play, learn and grow and we are thrilled to partner with Assiniboine Park Zoo to offer our kids a night where they can leave their troubles behind! - Phil Chiappetta| Executive Director, Rossbrook House Inc.

Your donation today will help us deliver a truly memorable experience, as well as accessible programming at the Park and Zoo throughout the year for disadvantaged children! Thank you for your support! - Shawna Bell, Manager, Community Engagement & Partnerships, Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Every gift helps. You can make yours online, or call 204-927-8080.   

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Sarasvàti Productions is seeking monologues for female voices by Canadian playwrights for their annual cabaret to celebrate International Women’s Week (March 5-11, 2017). 
This year’s theme is ‘Starting Over’ and we are looking to bring the stories of newcomers, moments of transition and new beginnings to the stage.
Submission deadline is September 1, 2016.
The goal is to reflect a diversity of experience so we are looking for a range of material. 
Any style is acceptable as long as the piece is under ten minutes in length and written for a female character. Royalties will be paid for use of the monologues.
All submissions must be e-mailed to info@sarasvati.ca
For more information please phone (204) 586-2236. 
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September 17 – September 24
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Single Shows / Cabarets $15
Platinum Pass (3 shows) $30 / Festival Pass (Entire Festival) $50
For tickets and information (204) 586-2236.
Contact Ryan Bjornson to volunteer & see a show for free!

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2016: Transformation, the 14th annual festival of life-changing plays by women for everyone. This year we are excited to feature the real-life struggles of a transgender poet, famed comic duo Morro and Jasp tackling puberty, a beautiful exploration of grief and a world premiere! 
Plus the usual extras with short readings, workshops and an opening cabaret. 
Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of the power of change. 

FemFest 2016: Transformation 

Opening Night Cabaret - Featuring music, dance, comedy, theatre and film 
Followed by a chance to eat, drink and mingle

In-House Productions
The Seduction Theory - by Sherry MacDonald. Directed by Hope McIntyre 

Presented Pieces
Miss Understood - from the poems of Antonette Rea 
Adapted into a play by Antonette Rea with James Fagan Tait 

Morro & Jasp Do Puberty - created and performed by Heather Marie Annis and Amy Lee 

Mouthpiece - Created and performed by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken 

Bake- Off - Coordinated and directed by Cairn Moore
With the Manitoba Association of Playwrights http://www.sarasvati.ca/product/bake-off-2/

SHORTS - Hear excerpts from some spectactular works.

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Sept 3 & 4

Interlake Artists' Studio Tour 
WAVE Artists' Studio Tour with Gimli Art Club and 20 others.
Lorraine Bohn, Alex Reinhardt, Heather Dawson, Amanda Onchulenko, Ryan Guest, 
Marlene Van Helden, Gwen Harp, Glenda Knoll, Melaney Robbins, Linda Goodman, 
Janet Cruse-Thompson, and Brenda Booke

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Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2L 1L4

September 3 at 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
The Mennonite Magician - Low German Comedy Magic & Music
Come enjoy your evening in Plautdietsch at Sam's Place!
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September 7 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Rhubarb#39 Dis/Ability Launch
Free admission - but there will be a collection plate passed around. 
You can buy copies of R39 for $10.00, $2.00 off the cover price. 
Free parking, a bus stop right out front, and accessible. Also books and food service!

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September 7 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3
Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office, 203-211 Bannatyne Ave.

Rodriguez's first-ever performance in Winnipeg!
In 2006, a young documentary maker visited Cape Town, Africa where he met a record store owner who told him of Sixto Rodriguez, a Mexican-American singer-songwriter whose two albums had not sold in the U.S., but sold thousands of copies in South Africa. Rodriguez was more popular and influential than Elvis and inspired a generation of anti-establishment songwriters. 
In the late 1990s, a South African music journalist made an astonishing discovery: Rodriguez was alive and had no idea of his fame.

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September 8 – December 1, Thursday Evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
University of Winnipeg
10 FREE spots available for community members FREE of charge.
Contact Louise for an application form.

Amnesty International Group 19 presents: Outrage to Action
Human Rights Advocacy Series
Interactive workshops and action challenges will provide knowledge and strategies for addressing current human rights topics. 
Participants acquire the tools to effectively engage in human rights campaigns. 
This series will link participants to Amnesty International’s priority campaigns. Topics will include women’s rights, refugee rights, Indigenous rights, and business & human rights. 
All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate. 

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125 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB

Are you moving out, cleaning? We need gently used small appliances, couches, kitchen tables, coffee tables, cutlery, pots and pans for youth that are moving into their first home. 
Please drop-off small donations at 125 Sherbrook. 
If you have large donations, we can pick-up! Just call: 204-774-1418. 

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October 1, 9:30 AM -6 7:30 PM

680 CJOB is happy to support the fourth annual 2016 HSC Celebrity Human Race!
Team up with actors, entertainers, sports figures, and several action-loving celebrities for a remarkable two-day fundraising event!

Are you ready to race around Winnipeg completing exciting challenges and solving riddles alongside your celebrity teammate in competition with other teams? Register today! 

The money raised enables the HSC Foundation to help Manitoba families through world-class research, new technologies, health care education and improved patient care. 
Experience an event full of excitement as your team and celebrity teammate set out on an incredible journey to accumulate points by solving clues, completing challenges and navigating to secret locations. 

Test your powers of observation and sharpen problem-solving skills as you work together to complete your tasks and receive your clue to the next pit stop. Transportation to and from pit stops during the Celebrity Human Race will be provided.
Skills needed to win are leadership, cooperation, the ability to decipher challenging clues, and the desire to have FUN!

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