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December 1, 2017

Operation Red Nose l CARE Cat Program l Christmas Concerts l Oak Hammock Events l Christmas Sales l Winter Wonderland Hafla l Holiday Movies l Manitoba Geocaching Events l Holiday Parties l Comedy Showcase l Christmas Eve Service l New Year’s Eve Parties l Celebrate at Times Change(d) l January Break Workshops l Art Exhibition & Sale l Beer & Botany


Operation Red Nose operates across Canada during the Christmas holiday season, offering party-goers a free, safe ride home.

The service, which runs on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday and Sunday for New Year's Day) in Winnipeg, is free but donations are accepted and forwarded to local community organizations.

Those in Winnipeg who want the service can call 204-947-6673 (NOSE).
A team of 3 Red Nose volunteers will pick you up and drive you in your own vehicle to the destination of your choice, for free.

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CARE Cat Community Outreach Program
To make an appointment please call our office at 204-421-7297

We have openings for low income residents of the City of Winnipeg for $5 cat spaying and neutering, thanks to the "We Are Here For The Animals, We Are Here For You" program, a partnership between CARE, The Winnipeg Humane Society and Winnipeg Animal Services.
Funding comes from the FixIt grant, money raised from City of Winnipeg cat licensing.
Sorry, we cannot fit in cats from outside the city.
C.A.R.E. (Cat Advocacy Rescue & Education) is a nonprofit organization that works to spay/neuter stray and owned cats of low income families within the City of Winnipeg.   admin@carecatswinnipeg.ca

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Christmas Concerts

December 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Irish Club of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street
Free, but donations are always welcome 
RSVP to Alan at 204-475-1493

Noson Carolau 2017 - The Welsh Society of Manitoba-Cymdeithas Gymreig will get an early start on the festive season with an evening of merriment. The choir is working up some pieces, there will be a cash bar and goodies.
2018 memberships are still $15. They will go up to $20 at the end of the year.
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December 10 -  Doors open at 6:00pm | Show starts at 7:00pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Tickets are $20

Folklorama Talent member Brady Academy Winnipeg is inviting you to "An Irish Christmas Concert". Enjoy performances from Brady Academy Canada and Tom McDermot!


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1 Snow Goose Bay, Oak Hammock Marsh, MB R0C 2Z0
(204) 467-3300 or email: j_bourgeois@ducks.ca 

December 14 - 7 p.m.
Astronomy Night - Winter Constellations 
Get to know Orion and other famous winter constellations as we prepare for the winter solstice! Admission: $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
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December 16 - 7:45 a.m. 
Christmas Bird Count
Pre-registration required by December 13.
The fee is $5 plus admission to the Centre.
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December 17 - 1 p.m. 
Birding Hour - Colour Abnormality
Join Paula Grieef as she discuss the various colour abnormalities in birds.
Workshop fee: $6 plus admission
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December 26 
Winter Family Fun Day
Strap on some snowshoes and explore the marsh or skate around on cattail pond (depending on ice condition). 
Bake some bannock over the open fire then warm up with a hot chocolate in our Café.
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December 28, 29 and January 3, 4 and 5 
Winter Camp for Kids

Enjoy winter by joining us for a frosty good time at winter camp!
Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, winter games and more. 
This camp has both indoor and outdoor components and is sure to please!
For ages 6 to 9. Runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

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Christmas Sales

December 16 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Crock A Doodle, 1765 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y1V8
$30.00+taxes  Register online or by calling 204-488-7665. Pre-payment is required.

Shop and Drop Night - drop your wee elves with us and we will take care of them and keep them creatively busy while you get a few things done on your own! We will provide snacks, drinks and supervision while they decorate 3 flat ornaments of their choice.
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December 17 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Greendell Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 2P3
Free Entry

7 Days til Christmas craft sale
Come grab some last minute holiday goodies! Door Prizes!

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December 16 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kildonan Karate, 1115 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 1L4

Winter Wonderland Hafla 2017
Open to all / family friendly / Children under 10 free with an adult
$5 with something for the Potluck (message what you are bringing) / $10 if not 
You can also drop off a new unwrapped toy/ food/ clothing donation.

A hafla hosted by a dancer involves Middle Eastern music, dancers taking turns performing, and some open-floor dancing for everyone to get up and enjoy the music.
Show & Trunk Sale: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm ($5/$10)
2 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop: Modern and belly Dance Fusion ($20 in advance, $25 day of)
Performances, demonstrations, music, food, door prizes, raffle baskets, and trunk sale!

All proceeds go to: Siloam Mission www.siloam.ca 
Toy Mountain (Salvation Army) www.toymountain.ca 
Miss J. La's Fur Babies Cat Cafe, 1099 Kingsbury Ave., Wpg, MB R2P 2P9

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Holiday Movies
The Metropolitan, 281 Donald street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 5S4
Just before you settle in for the movie, we will bring you complimentary hot buttered popcorn and refresh your beverages. 
At intermission we serve coffee and dessert to your table. 


December 17 at 11 AM
Adult $25 / Senior (55+) $15 / Children (4-10) is $10.00 plus taxes 
Available at Ticketmaster.ca or The MET Box Office at 204.594.9494

The Metropolitan is proud to present our Dinner & Movie Holiday Program featuring the classic movie, Elf and our Signature Met Buffet. 
Doors will open at 11:00am and the movie starts at 1:00pm. 

Our Holiday Brunch Buffet opens at 11:00am and will be available until 7:00pm. 
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December 19 Doors will open at 5:00pm and the movie starts at 7:00pm
Ticket Ticketmaster.ca or The MET Box Office at 204.594.9494
Adult $38 / Senior (55+) $22 / Children (4-10) $14 - plus taxes 

The Metropolitan is proud to present our Dinner & Movie Holiday Program featuring the classic movie It's A Wonderful Life and our Signature Met Buffet, 5 pm - 7 pm. 
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The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9

December 19 at Doors at 7:15 PM / Show at 8:00 - 10 PM
Tickets $10 through The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online  

It just wouldn’t feel like Christmastime without a screening of the holiday favourite, Die Hard. Come and join us for a very Die Hard party! Dressing up is encouraged!

Set during Christmas time in Los Angeles, Willis stars as New York cop John McClane, who is in town to visit his estranged wife. Little does he know that she, along with her fellow employees, are being held hostage at a work party by a group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). McClane disregards the orders of the authorities and tries to take down the band of terrorists himself.

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Manitoba Geocaching Association Events

December 18 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Ye's Buffet, 616 St. James Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 3J5
Ticket Information www.geocaching.com
Buffet will be $25.99 +tax for dinner (drinks extra)

Ugly Sweater X-Mas Party 2017 by Jesterphox 
Again we are going with the Ugly Christmas Sweater theme!
Come on out with your worst/best one you can find/make and enjoy a fun night.
There will be few prizes and a gift exchange. 
If you wish to partake in the fun please bring a gift, no more that $20.
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December 31 at 1 PM - 1:30 PM
Garden City Shopping Centre, 2305 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3E1

MBGA's last call coffee event of 2017
January 1, 2018 at 12 PM - 2 PM
Assiniboine Park Duck Pond, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kick off 2018 with a snowman, a smiley, and caching friends!
It's the third annual Do You Wanna Build a Snowman event!
Two years ago we got together to make Olaf a Happy snowman. We did it again last year and included Skating, Sledding and a nice warm Shelter. Bundle up your toes and bundle up your tots. Bring your hot coffee or hot chocolate!
Siloam Mission has a high demand for socks, specifically men's socks. So this year we are asking for sock donations (new socks, not used).

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Holiday Parties

December 21 at 8 PM - 11 PM
X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3b 1W4

Let's gather together and celebrate the Winter Solstice!
Winnipeg's Allstar band the Manitobandits are back, with Mahogony Frog.
Dance party to follow by Shtanky Shanty Claus.
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December 22 at 11 AM - 1 PM
Nest Family Centre & Store, 667 Stafford St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2X7

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party, enjoyable for the whole family! Everyone is welcome to the FREE party filled of good cheer and even better company! Donations to Winnipeg Harvest and You Can't Spoil a Baby will be accepted and appreciated!
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December 28 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lindenwoods Community Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K5

The 5th Annual Holiday Zumba & Dinner Party with Yvonne's Fitness 
Zumba for a cause for 2 hours to your favourite Zumba routines with Yvonne, Christy and Roberto and then enjoy dinner (tons of food), prizes and fun!
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December 29 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0C3

Happy 15th Birthday, Outside Joke! Please join us in celebrating our Crystal Anniversary! We're throwing a show-party, and we'd love to have you there. Stuck somewhere between puberty and going grey, Outside Joke

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December 22, Doors 8:00 / Show 9 PM - 11:30 PM
Tickets $10 from The Park Theatre, Music Trader, online, or from the comics

This is our seventeenth Winnipeg Comedy Showcase! This is no open mic, there are no amateurs here. Hosted by Jared Story. Check out the line-up: Ben Walker, Ashley Burdett, Mike Green, Florence Spence, Angie St. Mars and local sketch group HUNKS.

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December 24
Springs Church Winnipeg, 595 Lagimodiere Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3X2
Kid Friendly / Free Admission

Come join us for our special 1-hour Christmas Eve Service at 10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Invite friends and bring the whole family to this festive event with carols, the Christmas story and more! 
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New Year's Eve Parties

December 31 - Doors open 8 PM
La Roca, 155 Smith Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1J7

NUEVO: NEW YEAR'S EVE 
Complimentary appetizers & champagne. 
Kitchen is closed.
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December 31 at 9 PM - 3 AM
Korona Restaurant, 1030 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2K7
Book your tickets today ! Call 204-594-4368  Adult and children tickets available.

Another great New Year's Eve party at KOPOHA Banquet Hall! 
Full of entertainment and surprises! Great food and drinks! 
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December 31, Doors 9:00pm / 10 PM - 3 AM
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
Tickets $39.99 in advance at The Park Theatre, Music Trader and online
Includes food, champagne, balloon drop, light show, and great live music

Nothing says New Year’s Eve like an Epic Era party. We take one of our favourite decades and we bring you the music, the clothing, and all of the fun that goes along with it. This year we are bringing you the poppy goodness of the 90’s with NSYNC vs Spice Girls.
First Music Set 10:00 / Food Served 11:00 / Champagne and Balloon drop Midnight 
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December 31 at 8 PM - 2 AM
South Winnipeg Community Centre, 1885 Chancellor Drive, Wpg, MB R3T 4C4

Roxanne & Dal's New Year's Eve Masquerade Social, hosted by We the People: Global
Come and join our favourite couple and ring in the new year! 
An elegant masquerade evening! Come join us in costume! 
Incredible prizes and tons of surprises. Mouth watering hot late night snack. 
Countdown to midnight with a complimentary flute of champagne. 
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December 31 at 5 PM - 12 AM
Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 460 Munroe Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2K 1H4
tickets $45 for adults, $30 for youth, $100 for family package 
Mike 204-663-5363 / parish office 204-667-8866 / Linda 204-586-8057

Family Zabava New Year's Eve 2017 Dinner & Dance
5:30 cocktails, 7pm dinner,featuring roast beef, cash bar, party favours
Music by The Ukrainian Oldtimers

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Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club234 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A8

December 31, Doors: 8:30 PM / Show: 10:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM)

New Year's Eve with The Perpetrators
Free champagne at midnight as always. 
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Anniversary Weekend
Jan 5 - The D.Rangers, Romi Mayes and Chris Carmichael ($10)
Jan 6 - Andrew Neville and the Poor Choices, Vince Andrushko Trio ($10)
Jan 7 - Jam hosted by Big Dave McLean ($5)

Celebrating 17 years as Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, as well as 30 years since the opening of the Times Change Cafe by our very good friend Bev Banks. 
We've apparently had a lotta livin' to do, and we've done it together!

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January 2 - 5, 2018
Aurora Farm, 4265 Waverley St, Winnipeg, MB R3V 1W8, Canada
Please email info@aurorafarm.ca or call 204-261-6279 to register

January Break Workshops

January 2, 1-4pm
$25 for parent/grandparent and child + $5 for additional family member

Natural Care Products for Families
We'll make lip balm, poured and carved goat milk soap, hand sanitizer, healing salve and some hot tea drinks. 
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January 3, 10am-2pm
$25 for parent/grandparent and child + $5 for additional family member

Family Farm Experience Day
Milk the goats by hand, collect some eggs from the hen house, feed that alpacas, and brush the horses. Then we’ll head into the kitchen to make ourselves a nourishing home-grown stew and fresh bannock. Our afternoon activity will be to card alpaca fleece and make a felted alpaca soap bar and a pin with our favourite Aurora Farm critter.
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January 3, 6pm-10pm
$50 Plus materials. 

Make your own designer batch of goat milk soap
One batch of soap which will cut to approximately 24, 110gr bars is $25 base price plus 60 mls of essential oils which you may purchase at wholesale price from Aurora Farm or Hollow Reed Holistic on Corydon Ave. 
Cutting and picking up of the soap will be the following day from 6-7pm.
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January 4, 7-10pm
$45 per person + $20 materials cost

Make Your Own Natural Make-up
Leave with your own final products tweaked to your skin tone and preference. At the end of the evening we'll create and enjoy Aurora Farm's Goat-Milk facial, Rose Toner and Rose Night Cream.
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Friday January 5, 1-4pm
$25 for parent/grandparent and child + $5 for additional family member

Family Fun with Alpaca Felt
Visit with Aurora Farm alpacas in our barn, then come in by the fireside to learn all about alpaca fleece. We'll make a felted soap bar, a toy ball, a felted drawing,
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January 5, 7pm - 10pm
$50 includes all materials

Cheese and Crackers
Learn how to make chèvre, ricotta and feta cheeses and design your own crackers! 

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January 5, 2018 – January 16, 2018
Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4

99 Pieces of ART on the Wall, Art Exhibition & Sale
Opening: January 5, 7-10pm, 
Additional Hours, Jan 7-16, 3pm, Tues to Friday, 12-6pm; Sat 12-5pm

This fun-playful exhibition features 34 cre8ery artist members in different mediums: acrylics, mixed media, drawings, digital paintings, photography, watercolour, pencil, monoprints, pen/ink, & ceramics. Pieces range from 5″ x 7″ to 20″x20″. 
As the song goes, there are 99 them to start. Once a piece sells, it is packaged up and given to the buyer. See something you like? act fast, it may not be there long! 
Cash, cheque, credit card accepted   All works are priced $20-$200

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January 7, 2018 at 2 PM - 4 PM
PEG Beer Co., 125 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0M1
$35+ tax= $39.55 includes bowl, rocks, soil & 3 plants.
Food and beverages not included in ticket 

Beer & Botany
2PM January 7th PEG Beer Co.    http://pegbeer.com/
7PM January 16th Bouchée Boucher   https://shop.boucheeboucher.ca/
7PM Janaury 24th Across The Board Game Café   http://acrosstheboardcafe.com/

Grab a beer (or wine/cocktails/coffee/tea!) and some food - and join us to make a terrarium to take home! 
How to Register - your spot is booked when you pay!
in person -- Freshcut Downtown in Portage Place
phone 204-943-6514 or email info@freshcutdowntown.com 

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