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NESA Members and Happy May!

Though it has only been a week since we last emailed you, we wanted to share with you a few more updates and additions about some of our upcoming Spring 2023 programs and events.
Wishing you an amazing new month ahead!
Important Dates to Remember:
Bottle Drive - Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Wizards of Odds and Ends Lobby Sale - Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Jewelry Lobby Sale - Friday, May 12, 2023
Spring Fling Tea - Friday, May 12, 2023 
[Tickets on sale until May 3, 2023. Click here to buy yours today!]
Canada Sings (Choralaires Concert) - Saturday, May 13, 2023
NESA Garden Club Plant Sale - Wednesday, May 17, 2023 
NESA Closure - Monday, May 22, 2023 [Statutory Holiday]
Edmonton Swing Band Dance - Friday, June 23, 2023

Join us for our Spring Fling Tea!

If you are looking for an afternoon of live entertainment, great company and delicious treats, register for NESA's upcoming Friday, May 12, 2023 Topsy Turvy Spring Fling tea! 
Please visit NESA for more information, call us at 780-496-6969 or click here to purchase tickets.
Just TWO days left to buy your tickets!
(Tickets are on sale until end of day Wednesday, May 3, 2023).
[In the online catalog, look under 'Special Events' to register for the tea].

More Program Updates and Additions at NESA - Sign up today!

Our programming team has a few updates and additions they wish to inform you about!
Please call 780-496-6969 to register or click here to register online. 

Ancestry DNA Tools
[MORE SPACES ADDED!] Tuesday, May 2 and May 9, 2023 from 10:30am-12:00pm Cost: $20

Description: Ancestry DNA tests can be linked to your family tree. Numerous tools can be used to find DNA matches and identify a common ancestor. Learn how to organize your DNA searches and contact matches through Ancestry. (Please note: An ancestry account is not required to participate in this class. This class will be held in the computer lab so some familiarity and knowledge with how to navigate online is recommended). *Computers supplied by NESA.
[In the online catalog, look under 'General  Interest Programs'] 

Functional Training with Katelynn
[NEW START/END DATE!] Tuesday, May 2, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023 from 1:15pm-2:15pm Cost: $53

Description: Get ready to participate in a low-impact total body workout geared towards improving your overall strength and balance. Each class will have you moving through a series of 5-10 exercises to get you stronger for your daily activities. No floor work required.
[In the online catalog, look under 'Fitness & Sports']

Gemstome Bracelet Making
[MORE SPACES ADDED!] Friday, May 5, 2023 from 12:30pm-3:30pm or Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 5:30pm-8:30pm Cost: $72

Description: Have fun making three custom elastic gemstone bracelets for yourself or as gifts. You will learn about the properties of gemstones, how you can select the ones that can benefit you most, and how to cleanse and charge your gemstones. This workshop is complete with demonstration, instruction and all supplies including a wide selection of semi-precious gemstones, wood beads, charms, and accent beads to choose from.
[In the online catalog, look under 'Public Events: Non-Members Welcome: Drawing/Painting/Arts & Crafts Workshops] 

Senior Crime and Safety Workshop
[NEW ADDITION!] Friday, May 26, 2023 from 1:00pm-3:00pm Cost: $2

Description: Senior Safety: Fraud, Scams, and the Internet: Join us for an interactive presentation designed to educate seniors on personal safety (in the home, on the street, in your vehicle) and provide important knowledge on telephone, email and internet scams. Our goal is to teach seniors to ’Know the Scams’ and ’Know the Methods’ and as such be aware and be prepared of scams and crimes in the 21st Century!
[In the online catalog, look under 'Public Events: Non-Members Welcome: General  Interest Programs'] 

Sock Gnome Workshops

[NEW ADDITIONS!] Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 5:00pm-9:00pm or Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 9:00am-1:00pm Cost: $38

Description: Gnomes can be for all seasons! Create a 12-inch gnome made from work socks, and add bling to give him a unique style and personality. You will also make super cute boots from scratch. There will be color choices for beards, shoe fabric, buttons, and bling. Feel free to bring your own buttons and bling if you have something special you would like to add. It’s easier than you think to create these hairy cuties! No sewing is required, so participants must be comfortable using a glue gun. Come and have some fun with other beard lovers! Please bring a hot glue gun with glue sticks (5 regular size or 8 mini size) and a pair of craft scissors. All other supplies are included!

[In the online catalog, look under 'Public Events: Non-Members Welcome: Drawing/Painting/Arts & Crafts Workshops]

Water Marbling Workshop: Silk Scarf and Paper
[ADDITIONAL OFFERING!] Friday, May 12, 2023 from 12:30pm-3:30pm Cost: $78 

Description: Water Marbling is a centuries-old art form where paint is floated on water & special tools are used to create designs and patterns. The image is then captured by placing paper or fabric (or other porous materials) on top of the water where it is immediately transferred and permanently affixed. This is an introduction to this mystical art form where you will learn basic water marbling techniques.
You will use simple tools such as rakes, sticks, combs, and splatter brushes to create unique, one-of-a-kind designs.
We will start the workshop by learning how the paints float and how the colors respond to each other. Next, we learn basic designs like freestyle, stone, peacock, and feather which we print to paper. Lastly, you will then apply these techniques to design a 14"x72" silk scarf. There are no special skills required, only the willingness to experiment and have fun!
[In the online catalog, look under 'Public Events: Non-Members Welcome: Drawing/Painting/Arts & Crafts Workshops]

What you need to know about your Vision Health
[NEW ADDITION!] Monday, May 29, 2023 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Cost: $2

Jamie-Lee Halabi is presenting on behalf of the Alberta Association of Optometrists. In addition to her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree, Dr. Halabi has done training in refractive surgery management, pathology management, glaucoma management, and diabetic retinopathy management. She has volunteered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, as well as on two international missions to provide vision care and eye glasses in the Dominican Republic. In her free time she enjoys travelling and studying emerging vision technology.

Tours and Outings 
Tour #1: High Tea at The Art of Cake - Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 1:30pm-5:00pm Cost: $91
Tour #2: Wild West Shooting Range - Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 1:00pm-4:30pm Cost: $130
[In the online catalog, look under 'Tours & Outings for more details about each tour]. 

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