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Thursday (June 21)
• 10 a.m. - Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Riding Mountain National Park with bannock making, traditional crafts, cultural teaching and an afternoon powwow with dancers until 2:30 p.m. Located near the visitor centre and bandstand area in Wasagaming. For more info, call 848-7275.
• Noon - Celebrate National Aboriginal Day on New Era School grounds featuring square dancers, drummers, dancers and a powwow demonstration. Transportation for seniors is available by calling 724-4437.
• 11:30 a.m. - A fundraising BBQ will be held for the cancer care patient home Murray House at the 1129 Queens Avenue parking lot until 1:30 p.m. Hot dog, salad and drink are altogether $10. Please bring a lawn chair.
• 4 p.m. - Commonwealth Air Training Museum will feature History in the Skies, an event featuring seven aircrafts from the Second World War, live music featuring the RCAF Command Brass. Flight demonstrations will take place at 7:30 p.m. weather permitting. Cost is $10. Children and youth accompanied by an adult will attend for free. Hot dogs and drinks also available.
• 7 p.m. - Music in the Parks will feature Noel Moes in Princess Park.
Friday (June 22)
•9:30 a.m. — Indoor Friday Farmer’s Market Co-op Inc. is held in the Town Centre until 4 p.m.
•Noon — Summer activities begin today at Asessippi featuring river tubing, eurobungy, paint ball and kayak rentals. The resort is open until 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday until Aug. 25. For more info visit asessippi.com.
Saturday (June 23)
• 6 a.m. - Rapid City Fair kicks off early with a pancake breakfast at 6 a.m. The day includes a bicycle parade, 4H beef achievement, horse shows, a big tent and mutt show. For more info, visit rapidcitymb.ca.
• 8:30 a.m. - Come join the Hello Summer Walk/Run at McCreary Golf and Country Club. Choose a 3k, 5k or 10k walk or run into Riding Mountain National Park. Individuals $15 or family $30. Registration includes awards brunch. This is a fundraiser for child and youth ski programs.
•9:30 a.m. — Brandon Farmer’s Market Co-op Inc. is held at the Town Centre parkade until noon.
• 11 a.m. - Meet I.C.Clearly - the new mascot for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind - at the Sobeys South for the CNIB BBQ until 4 p.m.
• 11 a.m. - Boissevain Fair kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. Darbie’s Demolition Derby will be held at 1 p.m. at the community fair grounds. Also taking place ATV mud bog races, beer gardens, horse shows. For more info, visit www.boissevain.ca.
• 11 a.m. - Ladies Auxiliary to the Air Museum will be hosting a hot dog sale in the Giant Tiger parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Noon - Big Brothers and Big Sisters hosts SK8 4 KIDZ, a fundraising skate-a-thon at Kristopher Campbell Memorial Plaza. Open to skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers, and will feature live bands at 4 p.m. For pledge forms, call 727-1787.
• 7 p.m. - Brockie Donovan will host Gossip in the Graveyard tours at Brandon Cemetery. Two tours - one at 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Register at 724-2682. Tickets are $15, all proceeds go to Westman Hospice. Performance by 7 Ages Productions, directed by George Buri.
• 5 p.m. — Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing will take place at the Holland Agricultural Society.
Sunday (June 24)
• 7:30 a.m. - Boissevain Fair continues with a free western breakfast. Features cattle and horse shows and beer gardens. For more info, visit www.boissevain.ca.
• 1:30 p.m. — Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing will take place at the Holland Agricultural Society.
• 2 p.m. - Westman Jams invites country, old-time and bluegrass musicians, singers and music lovers of all ages and abilities to join us for friendship, music and fun at the Sprucewoods Community Club (near Shilo). Entertainment is free, donations welcome. For more info, call Reg 763-4716 or Brenda 752-2153.
• 3 p.m. - Brockie Donovan will host Gossip in the Graveyard tours at Brandon Cemetery. Two tours at 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Register at 724-2682. Tickets are $15, all proceeds go to Westman Hospice. Performance by 7 Ages Productions, directed by George Buri.
At the clubs
• Lady of the Lake pub— Thursday is pizza night -- salad and pizza for only $9.99; Enjoy the $5 Taco bar on Friday from 4-6 p.m. followed by some smooth piano with Tom Dowden from 6-8 p.m. followed up with some classic rock with Chameleon; On Saturday American Songbook Trio entertains with traditional jazz at 6 p.m. Upcoming: June 30 is the Lady of the Lake’s 5th Anniversary Party with a World Dance Party; July 5 is Fred Eaglesmith. Tickets are $25 in the shop.
•Houstons Niteclub — Thursday night is MGD Harley Davidson giveaway. One person from Houstons will win a Countryfest package (tickets and camping) and a one in 10 chance Saturday night at Countryfest to actually win a Harley! Thursday is also ladies night. Ladies get in free all night and there is drink specials for everyone all night. Friday features 3 for 1 appetizers and your chance to win $5,000 in the Platinum draw. Money Fingers takes to the stage. Upcoming: July 3, Buckcherry with special guest James Durbin (American Idol contestant) and Age of Days. Tickets are $45 at Houstons or the Royal Oak Inn. For more info, call 725-3737 of check us out at Houstons Nightclub on Facebook.
• The 40— The 40 presents the Canadian Playboys on Thursday; Friday and Saturday night feature the Mike Sacharko Band. Upcoming: June 29, Harlequin; July 6, Bif Naked in concert. Tickets only $20.
• The Great Western Roadhouse — Flirt Friday features DJ Scotty Miami; House Party Saturdays features guest DJ Patelli and ladies only express entrance. Doors open at 9 p.m.
• Crystal Hotel— Whiskey Bent entertains Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. The Saturday jam session runs from 4-7 p.m. Free poker on Sundays at 2 p.m., Monday and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
• Georgie’s Patio (Keystone Motor Inn) — Come have some fun with Karaoke on Friday from 8-11 p.m.
• Double Decker Tavern - The Decker will host a homecoming gig for Take with Audio at 8 p.m. on Friday;
At the galleries/museums:
• The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba— Three exhibitions are opening with a reception Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The main gallery will host Visual Adaptations by Brandon-based painter Fay Jelly, and Blurry Canada by Regina-based Risa Horowitz. In the Community Gallery is Janet Shaw-Russell’s exhibition, An Untenable Belief in Permanence. The new gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Thursday until 9 p.m. For more info, visit www.agsm.ca.
• The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at CFB Shilo— Will host two more Museum of Civilization exhibits June 21-Sept. 21 as part of its 50th year celebrations. The “Tunit - A Paleo-Eskimo People” and “Places of Power: Objects of Veneration” opening open Thursday on Aboriginal Awareness Day. They are about the people and the culture of the Arctic. Opening ceremony will take place at 11 am. on Thursday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. Call 765-3000 extension 3570 for information and to book tours.
• The Daly House Museum— Come visit the original home of Brandon’s first mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly, which was built in 1882. Daly House’s latest exhibit called, “Behind Closed Doors,” takes a look at late Victorian private life. This exhibit features artifacts and information about what Victorians thought about romance, personal hygiene, practical undergarments, medication and cosmetics. This is to be followed by “Steam Punk”. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. For more info, call 727-1722 or visit dalyhousemuseum.com.
• 26th Field Regiment RCA/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum — Come check out our “on loan” Order of Canada medal as well as many other military artifacts at the Brandon Armoury. Open on Tuesdays 9 -11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
• The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum— The museum is having a Vintage Air Event on Thursday with displays, live music, and flight demonstrations. The event starts at 4 p.m., hot dogs and drinks wil be sold. New summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week until end of September. This is Canada’s only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the Second World War.
• The Arts West Travelling Gallery — The 2011-2012 travelling gallery exhibit is now hanging in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium while the 2012-2013 travelling gallery will be on display at the Rivers Library.
•The Brandon General Museum and Archives — ground floor of the old Manitoba Telephone building at 19-Ninth St. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Admission free. Current exhibit “From This Chair: The Mayors of Brandon from 1882 to the present” features the City Council Chambers furniture from Brandon’s original City Hall, photographs of and biographies on all of Brandon’s mayors. Which mayor received the Order of Canada? Who is Brandon’s longest-serving mayor? Who is the only Brandon mayor to have served in all three levels of government? Which mayor was pro-prostitution? Come in and find out. For more info, call 717-1514 or email email@example.com.
• June 25 - Big Bike rides for the Heart and Stroke Foundation will take place twice from 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Canad Inns, and 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Boston Pizza, 1140 Richmond Avenue.
• June 26 - Music in the Parks will feature Reflections in Princess Park at 7 p.m.
• June 27 - Wednesdays by the Fountain is a fun free event for the whole family at Princess Park at 6 p.m.
• June 28-July 1 - Dauphin Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival, will feature headliner Reba and performances by Zac Brown Band, Ronnie Dunn, Justin Moore, Jerrod Neimann and more. Tickets are available online at www.countryfest.ca, or call 1-800-361-7300.
• June 29 - The Sawmill Tea and Coffee Co. in Boissevain is celebrating its second birthday! Everyone is invited for free tea, coffee, dainties and lively entertainment.
• June 29 -30 - The Killarney Fair will kick-off with chuckwagon and chariot races, beer garden and a live band. On Saturday, there will be homecraft displays, a cattle show, as well as a parade down Broadway Avenue. For more info, 523-8713.
• June 30 - The Prairie Social Singles dance is Saturday, June 30 at the Shriners Hall, 1110 McTavish Ave E. at 8:30 p.m. The dance will feature live music by The Bad Land Bandits. Tickets for members/associates are $13, non-members are $15. For more info, call Betty 728-6183 or Diane 483-3665.
• July 1 - Tickets are on sale for the annual Duck Race fundraiser to rebuild areas affected by flooding along the Assiniboine River Corridor. Tickets are $5. For more info, call 729-2129.
• July 1 - Pickerel Fish Fry will be held at the Killarney United Church C.E. Centre from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost: Adults $12; 12 and under $6.
• July 6-7 - Fire a shot for charity when Glock Days comes to the Brandon Wildlife Association Firing Range. There will be a raffle for a new Glock pistol, a BBQ lunch, accessories on sale and a gunsmith on site. Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $5 participation fee goes to Westman Dreams for Kids.
• July 6-7 - Wawanesa will be holding their annual Pound Pail’n Paddle over the weekend. The event features a maximum of 16 teams. Each team wil receive a packed from which they must construct a boat from. For more info, or to register, contact Jim at 834-2113 or drop off at Gullet’ Pro Hardware.
• July 7 - Experience farming the old-fashioned way at the Prairie Pioneer Days at the Killarney agricultural grounds. Threshing demos, log sawing and machinery displays on Saturday. On Sunday a parade will take place in front of the grandstand.