Community Spotlight - Sunflower Art & Craft Market and more!

The Yorkton Public Library is open at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday.

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Liver Disease Fundraiser Night for Murray Thiele (Oldest son of Fred & Mildred Thiele) - Sat., Sept. 23, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Faye’s Café & Bar (in copper coloured shop), Jim & Cyndi Williams Acreage (north of Yorkton). Take Hwy. 9 towards Canora for 5 miles, turn left (west) on Mehan Road and drive for 3 more miles. Destination is on your right. $25.00 ticket (includes roast beef/chicken dinner, dessert & a drink). Murray was diagnosed with advanced stage liver disease in Sept. 2016. His health has deteriorated now to a point where he is no longer able to work to support his family. He is on the transplant waiting list. We are hosting this fundraiser to help assist his family financially while he waits (and recovers) from transplant surgery. Evening’s festivities include a 50/50 draw, silent auction, door prizes and cash bar.

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Huge Garage Sale - Sept. 6, 7 & 8, St. Andrew’s United Church, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hot Dogs, Pie and Coffee available.

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Sunflower - Gallagher Centre, 455 Broadway St. W., Yorkton - Fri., Sept. 8, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunflower Art and Craft Market brings over 150 exhibitors from across Western Canada to share their wares including painting, pottery, jewellery, fibre arts, fashion, local food, home and garden décor and much more. Yorkton Arts Council 306-783-8722, www.yorktonarts.ca, yorktonartscouncil@sasktel.net.

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Parkland Writers Alliance will be hosting a hands on creative writing session for Culture Days on Sept. 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Land Title Office, 49 Smith St. in Yorkton. If you want to write but don’t know where to start, come join us for some on the fly creative writing.

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Health Expo - Sun., Sept. 10, 384 Gladstone Ave. S., Yorkton (corner of Gladstone & Queen). All ages. Free. Don’t miss this one day Health Expo for the whole family from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free health screening includes blood pressure, body fat index, fitness test, free massage, hydration guidance, lung capacity test and health counselling. Come early for a pancake breakfast (served until noon). There will be games and activities for kids, face painting and a bouncy house. Healthier people equals a healthier community. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend!

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St. Gerard’s CWL Annual Gigantic Garage Sale - Wed., Sept. 6, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Thurs., Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 8, 9 a.m. till noon. St. Gerard’s Parish Complex, 125 Third Avenue North, Yorkton. Something for everyone! Household, clothing, books, jewellery, toys, holiday items and more! New items daily! PLUS — Pie and Coffee Special $3.00 all day, each day!

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Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting Wed., Sept. 20, 2 p.m. at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home (office entrance). All Parkinson’s patients & interested persons welcome. For further info contact Marj at 306-783-7519.

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The countdown is on for the annual Brain Boogie Golf Tournament and Steak Dinner. Come join Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association at Cherrydale Golf Course for a day of golf and an evening of fine dining. The event begins at 1 on Sat., Sept. 9. Gather your friends and form a team for the tournament participants raise money for programs that impact those affected by brain injuries. Be apart of the action taken towards prevention and awareness. To register for the event or become a sponsor, visit our website at www.sbia.ca.

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Fri., Sept. 15, 2017 to Sat, Sept. 16, 2017. Coming Home to 50 years of Excellence in Yorkton. Supper and Dance ticket $50 at YRHS, 306-786-5561 (Amy). Fri., Sept. 15: Friday Night Lights at Century Field. Football game, 7 p.m. (former grads of the music/band program invited to take part in pregame performance. Contact larry.pearen@gmail.com. Sat., Sept. 16: Homecoming Saturday, YRHS School tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Social, Supper and Dance at Flexihall starting at 5 p.m. $50/ticket at YRHS, 786-5561 (Amy).

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Ford of Canada will donate $20 for every test drive completed at Drive4UR. Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. BBQ to be run by Habitat from Humanity (profit goes to them), the Superstore parking lot, 206 Broadway St. E., Yorkton, SK S3N 3K4.

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CANADA 150 Dinner for Old Brick Mill – Wed., Sept. 20. Tickets now on sale! In the spirit of Canada’s 150 birthday, the Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society will be hosting a dinner to celebrate the York Farmer’s Colonization Company who settled here and were responsible for making Yorkton what it is today. The dinner will also act as a fund raiser to help the society complete more work on the brick mill that is required to finish stabilization of the building. The dinner will be held on Sept. 20 at St. Gerard’s Parish Hall in Yorkton. The Honourable Madam Justice Nancy Morrison will be the guest speaker telling the story of her family connections with the Hopkins and Christopherson family who were settlers of the York Colony in 1882. Tickets are $50.00 and available at Park’s Jewellery, Vern Brown – Chairperson or any Committee Member. 

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Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. CCST, Logan Green, Yorkton, Sask. Show Your Colours! A 5K Walk/Run event in support of Habitat for Humanity Yorkton projects, our First Colour Fun Run Ever! Pancake breakfast to follow event, free for registered participants, $5 for non-registered participants. http://www.habitatregina.ca/chapters/habitat-yorkton.

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Attention duplicate bridge players:  come join the Yorkton Duplicate Bridge Club for an afternoon of fun.  We meet every Wednesday afternoon at the Yorkton public library at 1:00 p.m. We will be starting the season on Sept. 6 - end of May 2018. All bridge players are welcome and encouraged to come and join us.  For more information please call 306-782-1689 or 306-890-0417.  

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Tune in each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. on Access Channel 7 to hear Pastor George Lewis. Sponsored by Yorkton Immanuel Baptist Church.

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Join us at the Yorkton Public Library for Crib every Friday 1 p.m. Back door entrance please. Everyone welcome.

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Yorkton Retired Senior Citizens Cribbage and Pool Players Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., lower level at St. Gerard’s Church east entrance off 4th Ave. N. Light lunch w/coffee/tea. Non-denominational club. Contact Joan at 306-783-6042.

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The York Colony Quilter’s Guild meets every Wed. at 9:30 a.m. at the Western Development Museum. Experienced and novice sewers are welcome. There are group activities and classes to learn new techniques, as well as work on charity projects. Come and check us out to enjoy some stitching time with a welcoming group.

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Crossroads - A support group for women experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence. Thursdays 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., Family Resource Center - SIGN on Broadway. Free childcare and transportation available & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Shelwin House (please call for address). Adults (women) only. Group is open to all women who feel a need for support on their journey. Please contact 306-782-5181 or 306-783-7233 for more info.

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