2014 Schedule of Events & Special Programs

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Event Archives:
APRIL
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Sat 19.14 |
10:00 - 2:00

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Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization

SPONSORS

Media Sponsor: B-93.3
Media Sponsor: B-93.3

Servus Credit Union

 

Create fantabulous take-home Easter crafts at this year's family event, including:

  • baby birds
  • paper flowers
  • origami animals
  • napkin rings
  • and more!

Face-painting stations and a larger-than-life Easter Bunny will be on site - be sure to bring your cameras…

The Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization exhibit will be open for exploration too, and popcorn will be served.

Fun for kids of all ages!

 

Please note: this event does NOT include an Easter egg hunt

ADMISSION COST $4 [$3*]/child age 1+; adults free | * annual pass holder rate

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email


22-25.13 |
8:30 - 4:30
Easter Coulees & Culture Connection

Details available on programs FAMILY page >>

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MAY
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Sat 03.14 |
10:00 - 2:00

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Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair

Can’t get enough history? Interested in seeing what students are learning and doing? Stop by the Fair to view projects on Canadian history by Grade 4-9 students from across southern Alberta. Open to the public, free admission, everyone welcome – you’ll be blown away!

The Heritage Fair's role is to help Canadians discover the fascinating stories that make our country unqiue. Students research Canadian heroes, legends, milestones, and achievements - and proudly present their stories at a public exhibition.

Teachers, check our resources here.

Contact Belinda for more information at 403.320-4248 or send an email

Thu 15.14 |
7:00 - 9:00

 

Music Trivia

A musical journey featuring questions from the fabulously fantastic Bente Hansen and the Galt's own musical maniac Chris Roedler. Play individually or as a team using our hand held responders and compete for fabulous musical prizes!

Regular admission rates apply | ages 14+ | $3 cash bar | free popcorn

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email


Wed 07.14 |
5:00 - 8:00

TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING
APR 07 | 10am

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#ToD14

Taste of Downtown

Grab your friends or your partner for a night on the downtown - and enjoy the restaurants, cafés and other venues that keep the heart of the city ~ the centre of Lethbridge's past ~ alive today!

You'll sample menu items at some of your favourite, well-established restaurants and cafés who help make this fundraiser possible, learn about the history of the buildings and, best of all, you'll be part of a vibrant downtown event!

25 venues CONFIRMED to date:

Baadshah Royal East Indian Cuisine
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Edible Elegance | Express Coffee and Tea | Junior's Diner | Kapow Comics | Koko Japanese Restaurant | LA School of Hair Design | Lee's Kitchen* | Lethbridge Association of Community Living* | Mocha Cabana | Mystique* | Naturistas | Nicholai Home Fashion | Plum | Round Street Cafe| Silla Designs | Slice Bar and Grill | Streatside Eatery | Sweet Ideas Candy Shop* | Telegraph Tap House | Ten Thousand Villages | The Mongolie Grill | The Piggy Back Poutinerie* | The Pita Pit* | Umami Shop*

*= new

SOCIAL: tag your Facebook pictures with Galt Museum | tweet #ToD14

We encourage you to show your appreciation to the participating establishments by coming back throughout the year.

TICKETS available at the Galt Museum Store ONLY starting APR 07. 200 tickets printed: $30 each

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email

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JUNE
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Sat 07.14 |
10:00 - 5:00

 

New exhibit starts

Official opening Sun JUN 08 | 2:00 pm following
The Curator Presents...

 

date TBA |

 

Lethbridge Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremony

Everyone is welcome to join the Lethbridge Aboriginal Council and Galt Museum & Archives for the opening ceremony and community feast of burgers/chips/pop, bannock and berry soup.

free admission

Aboriginal Council of Lethbridge
   

Contact Leslie for more information: 403.320-4700 or send an email

 

Thu 19.14 |
7:00 - 9:00

purchase Wine Tasting tickets online starting May 20.14

TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING
MAY 20 | 10am

#GMAbest

PRESENTED BY

Organizing Sponsor: The Wine Cavern

Presenting Sponsor: College Ford Lincoln

 

Join The Wine Cavern and College Lincoln at this tasty all-inclusive popular fundraiser for the Galt! You will receive:

  • samples of 45 wines and 40+ beer products
  • gourmet cheese and fruit for pairings
  • keep-sake Riedel wine glass
  • admission to Discovery Hall exhibits

Viewing Gallery | Must be 18+

 

TICKETS available at the Galt Museum Store and online starting Tue MAY 20, 10:00 am . $60/person (+GST) | $30 tax receipt | must be 18+

If the online ticket site is down - please call 403.320-3954 with your credit card information

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email

 

Sat 21.14 |
8:00 - 6:00

  Bus Tour:
Waterton
Wildflower Festival

Details available on programs TOURS page >>

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JULY
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Tue 01.14 |
1:00 - 5:00

programs to 4:30, museum open to 5:00

Museum Community Day

Canada Day

Details available on programs MUSEUM COMMUNITY DAY page >>

 
08, 15, 23, 30
7:00 - 8:30
Summer Cemetery Tours

Details available on programs TOURS page >>

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AUGUST
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07, 14
7:00 - 8:30
Summer Cemetery Tours

Details available on programs TOURS page >>

 
Sat TBA.14 |
9:00 - 2:00
  Bus Tour:
Hutterites & History

Details available on programs TOURS page >>
 

Tue 19.14 | following the parade approx. 11:30 am

Scenic Plaza
Whoop-Up Days BBQ
Galt Museum South Patio | $3/person

All proceeds will go to a local charity.

Don your cowboy/western wear and join the businesses of Scenic Plaza at our annual Whoop-Up Days fundraiser-enjoy beef-on-a-bun, beans and a pop, entertainment, face painting and a whoop-up good time!

Sponsored by CBI Health Group, Galt Museum & Archives, Green Acres Foundation, Pyramid Entertainment, Red Arrow, Servus Credit Union, and Servus Insurance Services.

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SEPTEMBER
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Fri 05.14 |
4:30 - 10:00

purchase Beer Tasting tickets online starting August 5.14

TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING
AUG 05 | 10am

#GMAbeer

Beer (& wine) Tasting Soiree

PRESENTED BY

Presenting Sponsor: College Ford Lincoln


SUPPORTED BY

North Side Liquor Store

 

Our upcoming Treasures & Curiosities: The Sequel exhibit has prompted us to theme this annual sell-out fundraiser around The 60s!

Over 30 beers to try, 10 wines to sample, music, a costume contest, and other fun is in store for this popular fundraiser.

Get in the groove and get your tickets early!

Viewing Gallery | Must be 18+

 

TICKETS available at the Galt Museum Store and online starting Tue AUG 05 at 10:00 am. $12 public/$9 annual pass holders (+ GST) | Sample tickets $1 each (only sold at event) | must be 18+

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email


Mon 08.14

purchase Flashlight Cemetery Tour tickets online starting September 2014

Tickets on sale starting today for OCTOBER "Cemetery Tours by Flashlight"

Details available on programs TOURS page >>


Fri - Sun
26-28
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3 Dimensions Sculpture Show
Part of Lethbridge Arts Days

ArtWalk 3 Dimensions Sculpture Show


Fri 26.14 |
10:00 - 5:00

Treasures & Curiosities: The Sequel

New exhibit starts

Official opening Sun TBA | 2:00 pm following
The Curator Presents...


Sat SEP 27 |
5:00 - 9:00

 

Museum Community Evening: Harvest Festival

free admission

Details available on
programs COMMUNITY DAY page >>

Contact Leslie for more information at: 403.320-4700 or send an email


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OCTOBER
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dates TBA

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Cemetery Tours by Flashlight

Details available on programs TOURS page >>

Contact Belinda for more information at 403.320-4248 or send an email

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NOVEMBER
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date TBA |

 


A Galt Donor VIP Appreciation Party

Our annual VIP Appreciation Party featuring the popular guessing game (Arti)Fact or Fiction - can YOU tell who is telling the truth about our artifacts? The event also includes exhibit tours, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beverages and entertainment.

By invitation

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email

 

Thu 27.14 |
4:00 - 9:00

 

A Night at the Museum Shopping Event
open to the public

Sample yummy treats, enjoy seasonal beverages & entertainment... our relaxed, after-hours shopping experience and unique products in the Museum Store will allow you to think outside the Christmas box!

Cash Bar | Discovery Hall open

Annual Pass Holders save 20%
your invitation will be mailed to you

Preferred Customers save 15% *

email us for invitation details

* Should you purchase an Annual Pass
at the event, you will be eligible
to receive the 20% discount

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DECEMBER
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PAST 2014
JANUARY
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Fri 31.14 |
10:00 - 5:00

 

Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization - official opening

Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization

New exhibit starts

Official opening Sun FEB 09 | 2:00 pm following
The Curator Presents...

FEBRUARY
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Sat 08.14 |
2:30 - 4:00

purchase admission tickets online

TICKETS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT DESK UNTIL 2:15 pm FEB 08 or until sold out. Call 403.320-3954

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Dressing rich on
a shoe string budget

Fashions by Glitz & Glam

held at The View at Lethbridge
110 Scenic Drive N.

Bring your favourite Valentine or gather a group of friends for the third annual Valentine's High Tea, served in style by Friends and Galt Museum Board Members.

  • Enjoy dainty sandwiches, special desserts and delicious crèmes prepared by The View's extraordinary chefs.
  • Sip tea and coffee from around the world selected by Express Tea & Coffee.
  • Delight in the musical stylings of pianists Deanna Oye and Anne McWhir.

Dress to impress. Children are welcome!

TICKETS available at the Galt Museum Store and online starting JAN 08, 10:00 am. $25 per person.

Since there is limited parking at The VIEW, a bus will take you from the Galt Museum & Archives and return, leaving at 2:00 and 2:15 pm.

A fundraiser presented by the Friends of the Galt in support of the Galt Museum's educational initiatives such as the bussing program.

Also supported by Bernard Callebaut Chocolates, Catwalk salon spa, Celebration Cards, Everything Wine & More, Galt Museum Store, Glitz & Glam Consignment, Home Hardware Lethbridge, Intrigue Lingerie Boutique, and Paradise Canyon Golf Resort.

Contact Chris for more information:
403.320-4219 or send an email


Sun 09.14 |
2:00 - 3:00

 

Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization - official opening

The Curator Presents... with Lisa Claypool

Followed by the official opening of
Arts of China: Glimpses of an Ancient Civilization


Mon 17.14 |
1:00 - 5:00

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Museum Community Day: Family History Day

Details available on programs MUSEUM COMMUNITY DAY page >>

free admission

Contact Leslie for more information at 403.320-4700 or send an email

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MARCH
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06-08.14

#GMAnerd

purchase admission tickets online

Admission fees apply, buy
online anytime

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Nerd Fest Redux DETAILS >>

Thu 06 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hysterical History *
Improv with Drama Nutz

Fri 07 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Pop Culture Trivia Night *

Fri 07 - Sat 08 | 9:00 pm - 9:00 am
All-night Games Night*
supported by Kapow Comics

 

*regular admission rates apply: $3 post-secondary and youth 14-17 | $6 adults | $5 seniors | free for Annual Pass Holders | includes exhibit access | supported by Kapow Comics

Contact Chris for more information at 403.320-4219 or send an email

   
MARCH
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Sat 29.14 |
7:30 - 9:30

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Earth Hour 2014
Community Gathering

 the Galt during Earth Hour

In 2013, individuals, business and institutions in more than 7001 cities and towns across 152 countries & territories participated in Earth Hour - turning off lights on landmarks and homes in former war-torn countries to the great cities of Europe, and going beyond the hour...

This year in Lethbridge, we are partnering with the University of Lethbridge Environmental Sciences Club to create a community gathering. We'll start inside at 7:30 pm with some fun activities, then move outdoors to the patio from 8:30-9:30 [Earth Hour] for more fun as we shut off our lights on the 1910 Galt Hospital facade and all other non-essential lights.

We also go beyond the hour by turning these lights off EVERY DAY at 1:00 am - following any facility rentals - instead of lighting up the building all night.

Back in the day... there was a time when global power use had a negligible impact. With an increasing population comes increased demand for natural resources. Earth Hour brings attention to the collective global impact of minimizing resource use that goes beyond turning off lights for an hour. It has evolved from a symbolic action into a continuous movement driving big and small actions.

 

 

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APRIL
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Mon 07.14

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Tickets on sale starting today for MAY 07 "Taste of Downtown"

Details below >>


Wed 09.14 |
5:30

 

National Volunteer Week Volunteer Appreciation Party

Galt Museum volunteers and their guest[s] of all ages are invited to join us in celebrating volunteer contributions!

Cocktails 5:30 | Dinner 6:00 | Entertainment to follow

RSVP to Chris by APR 07 at 403.320-4219 or by email [please indicate any dietary restrictions] | volunteers: no charge, guests $8

we love this video from 2012...

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