Below you will find a number of short descriptions of upcoming events that are being offered by CALL or by some affiliated organizations. Click on the link to open the page with the full details.

Upcoming events

    • 04 Jan 2017
    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 36 sessions
    • Marda Loop Community Centre 3130 16 St SW

    World Events Discussion Group 2 focuses exclusively on international current events and related background issues. Members seek to broaden their knowledge and understanding about all regions of the world in a friendly, informal atmosphere.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Marda+Loop+Communities+Association


    • 19 Jun 2017
    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 31 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre


    The group is currently full, but you are welcome to register and be put on a wait list.

    World Events Discussion Group 1 focuses exclusively on international current events and related background issues. Members seek to broaden our knowledge and understanding about all regions of the world in a friendly, informal atmosphere. For a full description click here.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Rosedale+Community+Hall

    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • St. Stephen's Church

    Every month Walrus (www.thewalrus.ca) has articles that intrigue, provoke and challenge and beg conversation. And that’s what we do. Members take turns leading a discussion on an article, and we cover 3 or 4 articles per meeting.

    Drop-ins welcome but should let the facilitator know ahead of time so the list of readings can be forwarded. Click here for the full web page



    St. Stephen's Church, 1121-14 Avenue SW

    Parking on street and at the back of the church.


    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • cSpace, King Edward School, 1721 29 Ave SW

    Mystery Book Club

    The group is now full, but if there is enough interest, we will create a second Mystery Book Club that would meet at a different date and time.  Please contact Carol (email below) to let us know if you are interested in being part of a new CALL Mystery Book Club.

    Carol Gerein cgerein@ucalgary.ca


    Click here to open the Mystery Book Club  page.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/cSPACE+Projects

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre - Main Hall

    ROSEDALE WORDFREAKS

    This is an ongoing group that meets throughout the year, every Monday (except CALL Cafe Mondays) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Rosedale Community Hall, 901- 11th Avenue NW. A weekly reminder is sent by email to find out how many will attend.

    If you enjoy word games, you might be interested in learning to play Royalty. Each Monday afternoon, the Word Freaks gather to battle wits over creating words with the letters they are dealt. Not easy to make a word if you have a fistful of vowels or indeed if you have no vowels! There are some rules to learn but you will have very willing helpers as guides. We have Lots of laughs and some serious debates about whether a word is legitimate.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Rosedale+Community+Hall
    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 28 Dec 2017
    • 18 sessions
    • Suite #310, 1721 29 Ave S.W., in the historic King Edward School
    cSPACE Wordfreaks

    This is an ongoing group that meets throughout the year, every Thursday from 10:00 - 12:30 p.m. in cSpace. Address is 1721 – 29th Ave SW; room is on 3rd Floor, right next to the elevator.

    If you enjoy word games, you might be interested in learning to play Royalty. Each Monday afternoon, the Word Freaks gather to battle wits over creating words with the letters they are dealt. Not easy to make a word if you have a fistful of vowels or indeed if you have no vowels! There are some rules to learn but you will have very willing helpers as guides. We have Lots of laughs and some serious debates about whether a word is legitimate.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/cSPACE
    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 19 Dec 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre - 901 - 11th Ave NW, upstairs Beugin Hall

    Relaxing, Rewarding and Fun!.


    This group welcomes CALL members interested in being creative with needles and in pursuing their craft in the company of others.  Knitting, crochet, beading, embroidery of different sorts.  Some of us have even started needle felting little creatures. Click here for the full web page.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Rosedale+Community+Hall

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Hall 901-11th Ave N.W.


    **FULL with wait list**

    Along with the typical items discussed in book clubs, this group examines the societal implications found in the books read, such as socioeconomic and political issues, science and technology, historical context and inferences, regional concerns, and more.

    For a complete description click here

    Before you register you have to be a member of CALL


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Rosedale+Community+Hall

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 27 Dec 2017
    • 17 sessions
    • cSpace 1721 - 29 Avenue SW #310

    cSpace Basic Bridge

    This “slow-play” group is for almost beginning and rusty players who would like to improve their game. At each session, we will learn from one another and also from experienced bridge players invited to coach us. If you think this group is for you, contact the facilitator.

    When: Wednesdays
    Continues with no end date

    Time:  9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Cost: Must be CALL member + one time $10.00 for supplies

    Facilitator:  Lorna Jamison ljamison@shaw.ca

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. To join CALL, click here


    cSpace 1721 - 29 Ave SW


    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre, Beugin Hall, 901 - 11 Ave. NW

    CANADIAN AUTHORS PLUS BOOK CLUB

    The focus of this club is on Canadian fiction and non-fiction. Non-Canadian authors are also considered. Books are selected in collaboration with the group. Members commit to regular meetings and volunteer to facilitate book discussions alone or with a partner. The book club is limited to twelve and membership in CALL is required.  


    Rosedale Community Centre, 901-11 Avenue NW

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Member's Homes

    “So Many Books, So Little Time” Book Club

    “Another” CALL Book Club has formed. Members of the group decide, by consensus, what books will be read.  There really are so many books!

    *Register with the facilitator.

    Facilitator: Janet Warner, j.warner@telus.net

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • cSPACE King Edward, Room 310, 1721-29th Avenue SW

    Latin American Issues Lecture Series

    Professors and graduate students from the University of Calgary’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC) explore various aspects of Latin American history and current issues in this series of monthly lectures co-sponsored by CALL and LARC. Each one-hour lecture is followed by a half hour for questions and discussion.

    Co-facilitators: Mary Lou Kerr, Judy Hamill 

    Please contact program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca for more information or issues@calgarylifelonglearners.ca

    All are welcome. (CALL membership is not required.) No fee and no registration.

    Return to details page.


    cSPACE King Edward, Room 310, 1721-29th Avenue SW

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Ave. NW, upstairs in Beugin Hall

    Scrabble--a laid-back approach

    This group welcomes CALL members with varied experience playing Scrabble, ranging from little to much, who agree to play in a laid-back, not highly competitive (but serious!) manner, using Webster’s dictionary.

    Register with Facilitator: Ona Stonkus onascall@shaw.ca

    Return to details page.


    Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Ave. NW, upstairs in Beugin Hall


    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • cSPACE Room 310 - 1721 - 29th Street SW

    The format of the group discussion is planned to be fairly informal, with participants taking a thoughtful look at issues in the most recent magazines. Individuals can take turns and lead discussion on chosen articles, or just contribute to discussion as the motivation takes.   We will aim to advise the group on the 2 to 4  main topics coming up for discussion, and who will present.    Reading the associated articles will be useful preparation, in whatever depth suits the interest of the individual

    Click here for the web page with complete information.


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 08 May 2018
    • 16 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre

    Unlocking New Films

    We meet seven alternate Tuesday's each “semester” and discuss the best new films playing in Calgary theatres.  Group members suggest and select the films democratically. Participants are asked to make their own arrangements to see the films independently before the discussion. The facilitators send critical links and questions by email before the meeting.

    Dr. Melvin and Dr. Carla Pasternak – Both facilitators have PhDs in English and many years of teaching experience at Mount Royal University.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Rosedale+Community+Hall

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 18 sessions
    • St. Stephen's Church

    Our Lives Our Stories Group 3

    Our life stories may not have changed the course of history, but our stories shape us. We want to invite you to be part of a group interested in writing stories based on our life experiences. We will share and discuss approaches to writing our memories. What gives our stories life will be explored together. As a group we will use prompts, old pictures and special mementos to start our writing process. Some of our writing can be done in the meeting and more can be done at home between meetings. We will be sharing our writing by providing an audience for each other. We hope, through practice and encouragement, to improve our written stories. Facilitators: Terry Lende and Pat Hogan. For the web page click here.

    Register by emailing Pat Hogan at culture@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.*

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 


    St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Canterbury Room, 1121-14 Ave SW

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 28 May 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW Room 310

    NOT SO COMMON LAW

    Explore the historical and social background of some of the intriguing, interesting and important legal cases which have had lasting impact on our society and affect our lives today. Each month we will have an interactive presentation about some of these famous and fascinating cases and the opportunity to discuss legal current affairs.

    To register for the series contact Jim Conway* jimconway@me.com

    Drop–ins are also welcome.

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.


    cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW Room 310

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 16 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre

    Our Lives Our Stories Group 1

    Our life stories may not have changed the course of history, but our stories shape us. We want to invite you to be part of a group interested in writing stories based on our life experiences. We will share and discuss approaches to writing our memories. What gives our stories life will be explored together. As a group we will use prompts, old pictures and special mementos to start our writing process. Some of our writing can be done in the meeting and more can be done at home between meetings. We will be sharing our writing by providing an audience for each other. We hope, through practice and encouragement, to improve our written stories. For the full web page click here.

    Facilitators:  Susanna Koczkur and Sally Shah

    *Register by emailing either Susanna Koczkur or Sally Shah at
    memoirs2014@gmail.com 

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 


    Rosedale Community Centre, Board Room, 901 11 Ave. NW

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 17 sessions
    • St. Stephen's Church

    Our Lives, Our Stories Group 2

    Our life stories may not have changed the course of history, but our stories shape us. We want to invite you to be part of a group interested in writing stories based on our life experiences. We will share and discuss approaches to writing our memories. What gives our stories life will be explored together. As a group we will use prompts, old pictures and special mementos to start our writing process. Some of our writing can be done in the meeting and more can be done at home between meetings. We will be sharing our writing by providing an audience for each other. We hope, through practice and encouragement, to improve our written stories. For the full web page click here.

    Facilitators: Deborah Alexander and Jean Dowson

    Register by emailing Deborah at dwa@gmail.com. *

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 



    St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Canterbury Room, 1121-14 Ave SW

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 20 sessions
    • Rosedale Community Centre

    Current Events Discussion Group Rosedale

    Participants discuss national, local and international** current events. Our format can vary. Usually, participants are encouraged to lead a detailed investigation in the first hour on a topic of interest to them, and topic material is distributed beforehand to the group. The second hour is then devoted to a group discussion on a handful of topics current to the previous weeks. At other times, every member brings a current topic of interest to them, and we discuss it for 10 minutes or so.

    Register by emailing either Ron Foyer or Sue Beugin

    Before you register you must be a member of CALL.

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    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Rosedale+Community+Hall


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    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chinook Cineplex Theatre

    Live From the Met

    Whether you are new to opera or an aficionado, you are most welcome to join us in watching performances by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, transmitted live or in encore performances in HD at Chinook Theatre.  After the viewing, also join us to enjoy lunch or just a coffee at a nearby restaurant while sharing and discussing the experience.

    Purchase tickets at http://www.cineplex.com/Events/MetOpera (Press on the link and scroll down to the performance)

    To register* for this group please email group facilitator David Cooke at callopera@shaw.ca

    Co-facilitators: Zina Rosso and Gail Hinchliffe

    Go to details page for more information on opera showings.


    Chinook Cineplex Theatre



    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Jack Singer Hall, Arts Common

    Attending Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Rehearsals

    Enjoy glorious live music and a behind-the-scenes look at the 
    Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO)
    .

    The interactions between the conductor, the members of the orchestra, and the audience add to the fun!

    As a member of the CALL “Attending CPO Rehearsals” group, you arrive at the Jack Singer Hall in the Arts Common, formerly the Performing Arts Centre downtown, and pay the fee $10.00 (per concert) at the door directly to CPO staff. 


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    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 07 May 2018
    • 15 sessions
    • St. Matthews United Church, 2035 26A St. SW
    Shakespeare - Othello

    Othello is the second of 3 plays exploring the theme of jealousy, a fearful anxiety of losing someone’s affections to another.  It seems to grow out of personal insecurities and feeds on fear of loss of reputation and self-esteem.  As we see in Shakespeare, a character driven by this emotion can lose control and fall into obsession leading to tragedy.  In Othello, ‘the maddening change is from the best’.

    Pre-reading is helpful but not essential.

    New members welcome. Drop-ins also welcome.


    Click here for the web page with the full description and registration information.


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/St+Matthew's+United+Church


    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • cSpace 1721 - 29 Ave SW Room #310

    cSpace Intermediate Bridge

    This new (2017) and friendly bridge group has players at intermediate and advanced skill levels. Please consider joining us regularly or as a spare if you prefer to play less frequently. Contact one of the facilitators if you’d like to be part of the group or have any questions.

    When: Monday afternoons, weekly

    Time: 12:45 sharp (doors open at 12:30) - 3:00 PM

    Where: cSpace (4th Monday of the month at Rosedale Community Centre)

    Cost:   A one time $10.00 fee for supplies

    Facilitators:  
    Susan McCrank mccranksusan@hotmail.com
    Lorna Jamison ljamison@shaw.ca

    Return to details page.

    Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 




    cSpace 1721 – 29th Ave SW

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • cSpace, Room 310, 1721-29 Ave. SW

    How Can You Think That? 

    A Political Book Club


    Are you interested in having thoughtful, civilized discussions about politics?  


    Would you like to understand why the views of others can seem so incomprehensible


    Our political book club includes members from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.


    We meet monthly  on Tuesdays at cSPACE.


    Go to details page.


    cSpace, Room 310, 1721-29 Ave. SW


    • 20 Nov 2017
    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Marda Loop Community Hall Boardroom, 3130-16th St, SW

    Literary Classics

    The Literary Classics group will reconvene in September with a four part series studying Virginia Woolf.

    Click here for the full course description.

    Facilitator: William Hatherell


    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/cSPACE+Projects

    • 03 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

    STEM for our (Grand) Children

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are some of the tools our grandchildren will need to go forward in a world of computers, automation, AI and revolutionary technologies we cannot even imagine.

    Speaker: Paula Hollohan

    Facilitators: Tom Jack/ Joe Boivin

    Click here to open the Science and Environment  page.


    Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

    • 08 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 4612 Varsity Dr NW

    Solar Energy 101 

    with David Kelly

    David Kelly is a leader in the solar industry for over a decade and a regular speaker at solar events across Canada.  David will present a ‘Solar 101’ with details on how solar works, what the Alberta Microgen regulation means and details on any available solar grants for home and business owners.  He will also present photos of a variety of solar installations completed by SkyFire.


    Click here for the full description.

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Education Room at Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW

    Buddhist Teachings in their Complexity

    This series will focus on the Four Noble Truths and what the concepts mean for human existence.

    Facilitator: Eva Neumaier has taught Eastern Religions in general and Buddhism in particular at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta.

    Register with the facilitator: ekneumaier@gmail.com*

    Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.


    Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • cSpace, Room 310, 1721 - 29 Avenue SW

    Connecting to Inner Peace and Joy

    The purpose of Yoga and many related practices is to connect to your inner source of uncaused peace and joy.  The easiest way to do this is through meditation and its sister practice, mindfulness.  Over 40 years of scientific research have clearly demonstrated the associated social and health benefits of these practices.

    In this course we will explore the ideas behind these ancient practices, and the modern understandings about how and why they work on both your inner and outer world.  Each session will include a period of meditation to allow participants the opportunity to experience the benefits for themselves.  

    Register with Facilitator: Barry Ronellenfitch P.Eng.

    Go to details page.


    cSpace, Room 310 1721- 29 Avenue SW

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Plaza or Globe Theatres

    FILM NOIR CLASSIC CINEMA SERIES

    This is a 5-part series of Film Noir classics from the 1940s and 1950s.

    This is an opportunity to view some famous films, including Double Indemnity, The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai. Film Noir is an American genre that encompasses a range of plots: the central figure may be a private investigator (The Big Sleep), a plainclothes policeman (The Big Heat), an aging boxer (The Set-Up), a hapless grifter (Night and the City), a law-abiding citizen lured into a life of crime (Gun Crazy), or simply a victim of circumstance (D.O.A.). 

    This interest group will only go with a minimum registration of 25 (max. 100) CALL members in order to book an evening slot at a commercial theatre. Also the films will be advertised on the theatre’s website, film listings, and marquee so that the general public will be able to attend.

    There will be a 5 minute introduction to each film plus a 15 minute audience Q&A after each film.

     Go to details page.


    Globe Cinema 
    617 8 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 1H1

    Plaza Theatre
    1133 Kensington Rd NW
    Calgary, AB T2N 3P3





    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 01 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • cSPACE King Edward, 1721- 29 Avenue SW RGO Treehouse North, on 4th Floor

    Invest in Yourself--A Toolkit for Online Investing

    The popularity of online trading has skyrocketed since coming onstream in the 1980s. Millions of investors have set up their own online trading accounts to grow their assets and retirement savings.

    This group will introduce you to the world of self-directed online investing, as an alternative to costlier methods such as full-service brokerages.

    You will acquire the basic knowledge and tools needed to invest on your own, and learn about the many investment products available. Note: This group is not about day trading.

    Suitable for all levels of investing experience.  

    Not suitable for drop-ins.

    Return to details page.


    cSPACE King Edward, 1721- 29 Avenue SW 

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • cSpace, Room#310 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

    Exploring Philosophy of Religion 

    We will explore varying conceptions of the divine; the significance of religious experience; proposed proofs and disproofs of God’s existence; issues of pluralism, diversity and tolerance; struggles over religiously motivated terrorism; and conceptions of immortality.

    Our discussions will be of interest to religious believers and non-believers alike. An attraction in the past has been the calm and respectful atmosphere in which various ideas and commitments are considered. As a basis for our explorations of these themes, readings from Internet sources (encyclopedia and others) will be recommended.

    Return to details page.


    cSpace, Room#310 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

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    • 12 Jan 2018
    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW

    Alexander Hamilton: The Bio and Musical

    We will examine the life and times of Alexander Hamilton (1757 - 1804) through the 2004 Ron Chernow biography and the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton! Each week the group will cover a few chapters of the book and the corresponding musical selections.

    Facilitator: Tom Kerwin

    Register with the facilitator: tomfkerwin@yahoo.ca

    Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.

    Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW

    • 12 Jan 2018
    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • cSPACE 1721 29 Ave SW

    Reader's Theatre

    Plays are written to be spoken aloud with emotion and appropriate voices to increase our enjoyment and understanding of them.  We want to improve our ’performance’ of the play.

    All members will participate in choosing, reading and discussing the plays.

    Go to details page.


    cSPACE 1721 29 Ave SW

    • 12 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • cSpace, Room 310, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

    Art Jewellery: The Art and The Practice

    with Sarabeth Carnat

    Jewellery artist Sarabeth Carnat will talk about her work which addresses the elements of beauty, color, comfort, ritual, and relationships.  She will talk about her growth and development as an artist and about her role as an educator during her thirty year career at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  

    Sarabeth will share images of her work which will provide insight into her one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, metal painting, Judaica, and anodized aluminum objects.  She will discuss the vitality of the program at ACAD, relate her current focus: the “Ranch Project” at the Calgary Stampede and share information about the Alberta Craft Council.

    After the talk, Sarabeth will tour interested participants around the Alberta Craft Council gallery located on the main floor of cSpace.

    Return to Arts and Humanities Speakers Series page for more details.


    cSpace, Room 310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW

    • 12 Jan 2018
    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • cSPACE, 1721 29 Ave S.W., 3rd floor

    Ukulele Intro – the Happiness Fix!

    Come join us and play the uke in this introductory Interest Group. It kicks off with a great movie night about the uke, “Mighty Uke, the Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog” this may be viewed at a facilitator’s house, more information will be sent out to registrants.

    Three workshop sessions follow, with a limited number of ukes available to borrow during the workshops. If you have your own, at home, gathering dust…Bring It! This is a great opportunity to see how much you like it!

    No musical experience is required. It’s fun, easy and a great social activity. Be amazed when within minutes you can play and sing a song!
    After this intro, you’ll know what you want to do with your uke: take lessons from one of the many fine teachers in the city, find people to play with on a regular basis, or sell your uke on the Internet.

    Go to details page.

    Click on the map to open Google Map for more detail.


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    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW

    Uke Jam

    Ongoing

    Please email Louise at ldormaar@gmail.com to register!*

    *Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.



    cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 4612 Varsity Dr NW

    NW Passage 
    with Lynda Cherry

    Out of the Northwest Passage - the trip Franklin never made. 
    A 17 day voyage with Adventure Canada on the 137 metre Ocean Endeavour in midSeptember 2016 is a breathtaking experience.

    From gale force winds that kept us ship bound through the Bay of Terror (aptly named) to zodiac trips around majestic ice floes and icebergs with whale sightings this was a trip of a life time. 

    Lynda will highlight some of the onboard, on sea and on shore experiences of this incredible and awesome journey.

    Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

    Return to details page.


    Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW


    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 02 Apr 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Facilitator's Home

    Poetry Workshops Group 1

    The focus of this workshop will be to encourage and support those who would like to use poetry to express, clarify and distil experience.   We will meet bi-weekly to read our writing and give feedback in a supportive environment, encouraging and sharing ideas for improvement.  Seed ideas will be provided to stimulate ideas and create focus, but members will be free to write on any subject they choose.  We will begin with an agreement of complete confidentiality to give us the security to express ourselves freely. No experience necessary.

    The emphasis will be on self-expression but opportunities for publication will be explored for anyone interested. Handouts on varied aspects of writing poetry will be provided as needed.

    Maximum:7 participants

    Facilitator: Ria Kinzel has led many poetry workshops over 35 years as a language arts teacher in Edmonton and the United States.  She has been a member of the Blue Light Press poetry workshop for 20 years on and off and at the urging of that group’s facilitator is working on publishing a chapbook herself. She has an MA in Literature and a PhD in Vedic Studies and currently teaches Transcendental Meditation.  

    Register with the facilitator, Ria Kinzel goldenbc@gmail.com

    Return to details page.

    Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rosedale Community Centre 901 11 Ave NW

    Results of a U of C Concussion Research Program 

    The integrated concussion research program (ICRP) is a University of Calgary-wide initiative to study concussion which has brought together experts from the Cumming School of MedicineFaculty of Kinesiology, and Faculty of Arts, with support from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI).

    Presenter: Dr. Keith Yeates

    Return to Health and Wellness for details.


    Rosedale Community Centre 901 11 Ave. NW

    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • cSPACE, 1721 – 29th Ave SW, room #310

    Basic Bass

    This set of classes will give you the basics of what to play on your U Bass or electric bass so you can add to your groups and have more fun. We’ll start at the beginning covering easy patterns which can be played in any key and are appropriate to lots of musical styles.

    The lessons will be appropriate for U (ukulele) Bass, electric bass or even regular guitar as the four bass strings are all tuned the same.

    Return to Basic Bass details page.


    cSPACE, 1721 – 29th Ave SW, room #310

    • 29 Jan 2018
    • 09 Apr 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Facilitator's Home

    Poetry Workshops Group 2

    The focus of this workshop will be to encourage and support those who would like to use poetry to express, clarify and distil experience.   We will meet bi-weekly to read our writing and give feedback in a supportive environment, encouraging and sharing ideas for improvement.  Seed ideas will be provided to stimulate ideas and create focus, but members will be free to write on any subject they choose.  We will begin with an agreement of complete confidentiality to give us the security to express ourselves freely. No experience necessary.

    The emphasis will be on self-expression but opportunities for publication will be explored for anyone interested. Handouts on varied aspects of writing poetry will be provided as needed.

    Maximum:7 participants

    Facilitator: Ria Kinzel has led many poetry workshops over 35 years as a language arts teacher in Edmonton and the United States.  She has been a member of the Blue Light Press poetry workshop for 20 years on and off and at the urging of that group’s facilitator is working on publishing a chapbook herself. She has an MA in Literature and a PhD in Vedic Studies and currently teaches Transcendental Meditation.  

    Register with the facilitator, Ria Kinzel goldenbc@gmail.com

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    Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.

    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 20 May 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Multiple Locations

    CALL to the Theatre

    This interest group attends theatre performances in a variety of venues in Calgary. The plays are chosen in advance to allow group members who wish to an opportunity to do research before viewing. The group gathers for conversation after the production in a nearby coffee spot. The sharing of personal reflections and responses is encouraged.

    • Feb. 3, 2:00, Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s “Twelfth Night” at Max Bell Theatre

    • March 4, 2:00, Scorpio Theatre’s “1984”  at Pumphouse Theatres

    • March 25, 2:30, Sage Theatre’s  “Legislating Love” at West Village Theatre
    • May 20, 2:00, Vertigo Mystery Theatre’s “Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem” at Vertigo Playhouse

    Information about ticketing, location, research links etc. is emailed to group members before each play.

    Co-facilitators:  Zina Barnieh, Brenda Falle

    To register for this interest group, please send an email to:bfalle@shaw.ca

    Drop-Ins are most welcome, no registration restrictions.

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    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 4612 Varsity Dr NW

    Myanmar

    In December 2012/January 2013 six of us went to Myanmar (Burma), a trip that I will remember for many good reasons, but most of all, people.  At the time, Myanmar was still under the military dictatorship, under international sanctions and not a major travel destination.  We spent 3 weeks traveling around and had a great time.  I will always remember Burma as one of my favorite destinations.

    Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

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    Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW


    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rosedale

    Decisions that Count – Advance Care Planning & Personal Directives

    If you were unwell, and unable to speak for yourself, do those you are close to  know your wishes for health care and personal decisions?

    Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, talking about, and documenting your wishes for health care if you are unable to speak for yourself.

    This session will provide information on Advance Care planning and the importance & role of Personal Directives.

    All participants will be provided free materials

    Lead by Alberta Health Services Educators

Past events

12 Dec 2017 Health and Wellness Rosedale
11 Dec 2017 CALL Cafe Rosedale
08 Dec 2017 Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
06 Dec 2017 Science and Environment
28 Nov 2017 Health and Wellness Rosedale
16 Nov 2017 Lunch and Learn “Commemorate & Remember”
15 Nov 2017 Treks and Travels
13 Nov 2017 CALL Café
10 Nov 2017 Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
04 Nov 2017 Canada 150
01 Nov 2017 Science and Environment
29 Oct 2017 Canada 150 Singalong at Rosedale
24 Oct 2017 Health and Wellness
24 Oct 2017 Artist Sketchbook
19 Oct 2017 Lunch and Learn Bow Valley Ranche
18 Oct 2017 Treks and Travels
16 Oct 2017 Evolution of the Bible
16 Oct 2017 CALL Café
16 Oct 2017 Buddha, Body and Brain - cSPACE
13 Oct 2017 Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
12 Oct 2017 Women in the History of Philosophy
11 Oct 2017 Ideas, Lives, and Milieus. Rosedale
10 Oct 2017 Buddhism
06 Oct 2017 Falling in Love with Who You Really Are: Advaita Vedanta
05 Oct 2017 Conversational Spanish
05 Oct 2017 Retirement Still Rocks
04 Oct 2017 Treks and Travels
04 Oct 2017 Philosophy in Everyday Life Rosedale
29 Sep 2017 Arts and Humanities
29 Sep 2017 Alberta Culture Days
27 Sep 2017 Human Conflict and its Impact - cSPACE
26 Sep 2017 Health and Wellness Rosedale
26 Sep 2017 Mah Jong St. Stephens
20 Sep 2017 Treks and Travels
20 Sep 2017 Great Directors: Contemporary Women
18 Sep 2017 CALL Kickoff Café
14 Sep 2017 Lunch and Learn Reader Rock Garden
12 Sep 2017 Digital Photography Rosedale
11 Sep 2017 Origami
11 Sep 2017 Poetry Workshop
11 Sep 2017 Literary Classics - cSPACE
08 Sep 2017 Arts and Humanities Lecture Series
07 Sep 2017 Nature Photography cSPACE
07 Sep 2017 Bridge at Rosedale Main Hall
04 Sep 2017 cSpace bridge at Rosedale
22 Aug 2017 The Heroine’s Journey through Literature
05 Jul 2017 Health and Wellness
23 Jun 2017 Alberta Views
21 Jun 2017 Treks and Travels
12 Jun 2017 CALL Café
09 Jun 2017 Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
06 Jun 2017 Health and Wellness
23 May 2017 Health and Wellness
17 May 2017 Treks and Travels
12 May 2017 Arts and Humanities Lecture Series
11 May 2017 2017 CALL Annual Fundraiser
08 May 2017 CALL Café
06 May 2017 Live at the Met
03 May 2017 Science and Environment
25 Apr 2017 Health and Wellness
24 Apr 2017 The Crusades: A Dark History
19 Apr 2017 Treks and Travels
18 Apr 2017 LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES
17 Apr 2017 Shakespeare Studies - St Matthews
13 Apr 2017 Reading Non-Fiction
10 Apr 2017 CALL Café
05 Apr 2017 Science and Environment
28 Mar 2017 Health and Wellness
21 Mar 2017 LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES
15 Mar 2017 Treks and Travels
13 Mar 2017 CALL Café
10 Mar 2017 Irish Pub Night
09 Mar 2017 Yellow Beam Purple Spill
01 Mar 2017 Science and Environment
28 Feb 2017 Health and Wellness
25 Feb 2017 Live From the Met
21 Feb 2017 LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES
15 Feb 2017 So You Want to Write a Novel
13 Feb 2017 CALL Cafe
02 Feb 2017 Canadian Authors Book Club cSPACE
01 Feb 2017 Science and the Environment
27 Jan 2017 Writing Workshops with Diana Cranstoun
25 Jan 2017 Great Directors
24 Jan 2017 Digital Photography Winter 2017 Rosedale
24 Jan 2017 HEALTH AND WELLNESS
23 Jan 2017 CALL Café
17 Jan 2017 LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES
17 Jan 2017 Unlocking New Films
17 Jan 2017 Judaism 201B: Music and Mysticism
16 Jan 2017 Henri IV, Part 1 St. Matthew’s
15 Jan 2017 Easy Music Theory for the Ukulele
13 Jan 2017 Ukulele Intro cSPACE
13 Jan 2017 Who We Are in the World Rosedale
12 Jan 2017 Exploring Philosophy of Religion Marda Loop
11 Jan 2017 Conversational Spanish
09 Jan 2017 Call Cafe
07 Jan 2017 LIVE AT THE MET
04 Jan 2017 SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
02 Jan 2017 World Events Group 1 Rosedale
22 Nov 2016 Health and Wellnes Rosedale
25 Oct 2016 MAH JONG at St. Stephen's
25 Oct 2016 Exploring the Final Chapters of Life at St.-Stephen's
24 Oct 2016 Word Freaks at Rosedale
17 Oct 2016 Christianity the first 1000 years St. Matthew's
13 Oct 2016 Personal Finances Marda-Loop
12 Oct 2016 Needlecraft Circle Rosedale
07 Oct 2016 Advaita Vedanta Rosedale
06 Oct 2016 Current Events Rosedale
04 Oct 2016 Latin American Issues at Rosedale
30 Sep 2016 Mindful Meditation Refresher Rosedale
20 Sep 2016 Digital Photography Basics at Rosedale
14 Sep 2016 CALL Gala Cafe
14 Sep 2016 Women History of Philosophy Marda-Loop
10 Sep 2016 Uke Jam
07 Sep 2016 World Events Discussion Group 2 Rosedale
06 Sep 2016 Unlocking New Films
29 Aug 2016 World Events Discussion Group 1 Rosedale
22 Aug 2016 IT Committe Meeting
18 Aug 2016 Bridge August 18
10 Aug 2016 current affairs fund raising
03 Aug 2016 WA Demonstration for Facilitators
10 Jun 2016 Pre Board Meeting Trial
09 Jun 2016 June Dinner
19 May 2016 May 19 event
12 May 2016 Internet and Email explained
09 May 2016 Board Meeting May 9
04 May 2016 CALL Membership Application Software
26 Apr 2016 Test Meeting
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