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Graham Hicks and Rob Christie’s Art of Conversation | April 26 | Edmonton

Invite to Art of Conversation LVI, Tuesday, April 26, Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

Rob Christie and Audie Lynds of Capital FM, and myself, cordially invite you to join us at the Art of Conversation LVI

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or later
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse, 9929 109 St.
Cash bar plus sampling of Pampa’s fabulous meats.

Bring yourself, bring a friend, remember the Art of Conversation is all about good conversation for the sake of good conversation with whoever is standing next to you.

If you are aware of people who’d like to be on our mailing list, please let Rob or I know.

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CTV Edmonton Walk About | May 5 | Edmonton

Go behind the scenes of CTV Edmonton. Tour the station and have an opportunity to view first hand how a television show gets on the air. Meet local celebrities. The tour will include an opportunity to observe a portion of the live Noon Show.

Host: Maggie Thomas
Meeting place: 18520 – Stony Plain Road
Shuttle bus: Departs at 11:00 am from MacEwan University at 107 Street and 105 Avenue.
Tour: Runs from 11:45am to 2:00pm and includes lunch.
Cost: $24 plus gst.

Sponsored by the Minerva Seniors Studies Institute. See more and register.

TED Talks @ Lunch on April 27 in Edmonton

Join the  U of A Alumni Association and artsScene Edmonton at our TEDTalks@Lunch series. Bring your lunch and be inspired by some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers as they present the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Watch a selected TEDTalk video presentation (selection is kept secret) then join the group in a discussion about the presentation. What better way to feed your mind over the lunch hour?

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Introducing artsScene Nights in Edmonton on April 28

Announcing a new series of events to our lineup that includes Behind the Scenes and BoardLink Live. artsScene Nights are casual gatherings (on the last Thursday of every month) that draws the city’s next gen crowd seeking connections, experiences, and exposure to new ideas and creativity in our community. It’s an opportunity to talk arts, culture and technology over drinks, set against the backdrop of the city’s hottest lounges, galleries and other unique venues. Best of all, they’re free. Join us at The Common on Thursday, April 28 for the first edition!

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Women’s Words :: Writing Workshops for Women

Women’s Words is back for another round of word-worthy fun and learning with seasoned professional writers. Offered annually by the University of Alberta (Faculty of Extension), Women’s Words is a ten-day program for all women with stories to tell, open to both established and aspiring writers. Workshop options this year include “Unlocking the Muse” (meditation exercises to tap into your writer’s voice), “Niche Writing for Magazines”, “Writing with the Rhythm of the Drum”, “Chapbook Creation: Poetry and Prose”, and much, much more. June 3 – 12, 2011, Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton. See more and register…

Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)