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 Friday, October 13, 2017

The power of pumpkin compels you

The Yellowknife Association for Community Living Young Adults Group is going back to basics, with a pie baking workshop today. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Abe Miller Building, young people between the ages of 19 and 27 with or without a disability are invited to carve a few pumpkins and bake up some tasty treats.

Anonymous Art Show

Down to Earth Gallery is hosting the sixth annual Anonymous Art Show and Sale this weekend. More than 100 local artists have produced about 200 pieces of mystery art, which will be sold with no names attached. Come check out some undercover art and maybe snag a secret treasure! The show and sale runs until Sunday.

Skaters chase the ace

Chase the Ace returns Saturday. The fundraiser is in support of the Yellowknife Skating Club, with a jackpot currently sitting at $6,206. Pull a card for a good cause on Saturday at After 8,or Twist & Shout, both starting at 6:30 p.m.

Talking about a Town

Tale of a Town returns this weekend as part of the Ko K'e Spoken Word and Storytelling Festival. Denendeh artist Kiera-Dawn Kolson kicks things off on Saturday at 3 p.m., followed by an adult-oriented performance by Batiste Foisy at 3:30 p.m. Tale of a Town takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Fire Hall open house

The Yellowknife Fire Division is throwing open the doors for their annual open house on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Part of Fire Prevention Week, visitors will get to meet local firefighters, learn some safety tips and view the inner workings of the fire services. Firefighters will also light things up for a good cause, putting out a demonstration grease fire. There will be snacks.

Pupper story time

Like dogs? Like reading? The Yellowknife Public Library is hosting TAILS: Read to a Dog on Saturday. Children between the ages of 6 and 12, who want to practice reading with a furry companion, can book 20 minute sessions reading to a specially trained pooch. Offered in partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, this week's session includes an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for parents to learn more about TAILS and book future spots.

Sticking with it

The final phase of this season's Playing with Sticks art Project begins to wrap up tomorrow. The Yellowknife Association for Community Living is inviting volunteers to join artist Rosanna Strong at the Abe Miller Garden from 10 a.m. as she weaves the final portion of the eye-catching willow fence.