Community Spotlight | Yorkton This Week

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

Yorkton Support Group Meeting for all people living with Parkinson’s disease, including family members and friends. 3rd Wednesday of every month. 2:00 p.m. April 17, Yorkton District Nursing Home, Business Office entrance. Guest speaker: Kelly Pierson from Sask. Parkinson’s. Contact Marj Berting 306-783-7519 [email protected]. Please note: There will not be a meeting in January, February, July, August or December.

Two exhibitions at Godfrey Dean Art Gallery: Carol Wylie: They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds, April 7 to May 17, 2019. Carol Wylie is a portrait painter living in Saskatoon. She created this moving and powerful exhibition by painting large portraits of nine survivors of the Jewish Holocaust and nine survivors of Residential Schools. Join us for this celebration of the human spirit. Darkened Skies: On now until April 18. A real treat, this is a group show from the Permanent Collection at the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Our guest curator Edie Skeard really made it sparkle in the gallery, under the new LED lighting. Organized by OSAC’s Arts on the Move program. Admission is always free! 49 Smith St. E., Yorkton, SK.

Bird Identification for Beginners Workshop – Tues., April 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, 49 Smith Street East, Yorkton. This FREE 2-hour workshop will focus on the basics of bird identification. It is aimed at novice birders but is a good refresher for those who haven’t looked through binoculars in a while. Bring a bird identification field guide and/or download the free Merlin app onto your smartphone if you have one. All are welcome. Contact LeeAnn Latremouille from Bird Studies Canada for inquiries at 306-249-2894 or [email protected]

New Horizons Friday Night Dance – New Horizons Senior Centre, 78 First Ave. N., Yorkton. Great night of dancing. All ages are welcome. Time: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Music by: Fri., April 12, New Memory Lane; April 19, Good Friday No Dance; Fri., April 26, Old Country Lads. Admission $10.00. Contact Peter 306-782-1846. Hall Rental 306-783-783-6109 or 306-782-5915.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church ACW’s Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale – Sat., May 4, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. All are welcome. (corner of 2nd Ave. and Darlington St.) Please use the Church entrance on Darlington.

Join us Wed., April 24 at 2:00 p.m., Yorkton Public Library for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Popcorn and juice provided.

Looking for something fun to do during your school break? Come on down to Yorkton Public Library for an afternoon of Lego fun! Fri., April 26, 2:00 p.m.

Mature Driver Refresher Course – Thurs., April 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CCST, Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community, 348 Morrison Drive, Yorkton. This completely FREE 6-hour Mature Driver Refresher Course is strictly informational and offered in a positive, open class environment. Participant driver’s licenses are not affected and there are no required examinations. The Mature Driver Refresher Course helps reinforce safe driving habits. It will increase your confidence when navigating Saskatchewan’s increasing city and highway traffic. It provides insight into how to adapt your driving habits based on the physical changes your body goes through as it matures.

The Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Assoc. is holding a Spring Event on April 13 at Saltcoats Community Hall, Saltcoats. An afternoon event followed by evening banquet. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Program begins at 1:00 p.m. Another great line-up of speakers: Dr. L. Robbin Lindsay – Ticks and related diseases, Ryan Fisher – Landscape Conservation Specialist, Ministry of the Environment, Kristen Gabora – The Great Trail. Joan Feather will answer your questions regarding Nature Sask’s “Birds of Saskatchewan”. Registration fees: $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Children 12 yrs. and under free. To register and for more info or 306-621-6904. This is always a great day to learn and spend time with your nature loving friends.

Competition Hi-Lights Concert, Yorkton Music Festival April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. Adults and students – $5.00, children under 12 – free.

The next meeting of the Yorkton and District Horticultural Society will be on Wed., April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at SIGN on North Street. The topic will be “Creating Fairy Gardens”. Everyone is welcome! Visit us at

Jumpstart Community Yard Sale – Thurs., April 25, 2019 – Sat., April 27, 2019, Canadian Tire (Yorkton) Garden Centre, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily. Buy gently used household items, sports equipment, decor, clothing, jewelry, etc. All proceeds go 100% into our community to help get kids active in sports via Jumpstart funding. If you have items to donate, please call 306-621-3884 or 306-621-6671 to arrange free pick up or drop off. Or drop off at Parkland Re-Use Day April 13 from 11-3 in mall at Canadian Tire entrance.

Spring Tea & Bake Sale – Sat., April 13, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., St. Mark Orthodox Church Basement, 160 Betts Ave., Yorkton. Admission: Freewill offering.

No Sew Lavender Easter Sock Bunnies – make and take. April 18, 4 – 5 p.m. at Yorkton Public Library. Pre-registration is required. 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a sock for your bunny!

Pen to Page Reading Event, Yorkton Public Library. On April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Parkland Writers Alliance will be hosting a free reading of entries in the Pen to Page Writing Contest as well as selections of their own work. Everyone is welcome. Contact [email protected] or Carol 306-782-5755.

Come see our new Royal Canadian Legion branch located at 387B Parkview Rd. next to the Loaf N’Jug. Office hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Our lounge is open Sat. at 3:00 p.m. with meat draws at 5:00 p.m.

Bridge Players – The Yorkton Duplicate Bridge Club invites you to join us at the Yorkton Public Library every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. for an afternoon of fun. All bridge players are welcome and encouraged to come and join us. If you would like some brushing up on your bidding skills, require a partner, or for more info please call 306-782-1689 or 306-890-0417.

Citizens on Patrol Program Yorkton – COPP the eyes and ears of your community is recruiting new members. For an application or more info please contact COPP at 306-783-5022 or 306-620-9889 or The Yorkton City Detachment of the RCMP at 306-786-2400 or Box 153, Yorkton, SK S3N 2V7.

Club 55+ Golden Age Bowlers are looking for new members. Leagues are Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 1 p.m. First time Bowlers are welcome! Drop in at 12:30 p.m. on those days or call Brad at the Yorkton Bowl Arena 306-783-5183.

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