Sat., July 13/Gardenton Gardenton Ukrainian and Multicultural Festival, at Gardenton Park. Church service 10:30 a.m. Stage show begins 1 p.m. featuring Bulla Nahkra Quuens, Zoloto, Island Breeze Manitoba, Romanetz, Ukrainian Newcomer Choir and Druzhba. Zabava begins 7 p.m. with perogy and sausage night lunch, music by Wild Ridge Band. Cost: $20 adults, kids under 12 free. Traditional Ukrainian food, gift shop, museum tours, beer garden, canteen, kids’ activities.


Sun., July 14/Ste Anne 1:30 p.m. – Comité culturel de Sainte-Anne invites you to a Concert in the Park, at Redemptorist Park, featuring Gilles Crevier, Julie and Roland Coté. All are welcome. Bring your lawn chairs. Activities; raffle.


Sun.-Thurs., July 14-18/Anola 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Vacation Bible School, at Anola Fellowship Chapel, 58006 Monominto Rd. For children 5-12 years old. No cost. Music, games, crafts, science, snacks. Register at the door.  

LORETTE CLUB LES BLES D’OR: at 1254 Dawson Rd, Lorette, Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for seniors or persons with special needs to participate in activities with others under the assistance of qualified personnel. Contact Maureen LeDressay, program coordinator, at 204-878-2682 on those days. A home care assessment will be completed by the case coordinator from the Steinbach Service to Seniors board. Once recommended, program coordinator will contact you for transport arrangements. User fee (determined by the Government of Manitoba). 

KIDS CAN COPE SUPPORT GROUP: For children and teenagers who have a parent or family member living with cancer. Group starts Sept. 15 in Steinbach. Contact Jen Reimer at Steinbach Cancer Care to register at 204-346-5160. 


FOR ALL VISUAL ARTISTS: Come join our group, the South East Artists, once a week on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Steinbach Arts Council to paint in any medium you want. We paint together on our own projects to encourage each other and learn from each other. We go from September to May. For more information, contact Ginette at gperroncreations@gmail.com


STEINBACH ROTARY CLUB: meets the first and third Wednesday every month at Mennonite Heritage Village. For information contact Cornie at 204-326-3155. 


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, STEINBACH AREA: Are you living with Multiple Sclerosis and would like to connect with other people in the MS community? The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada offers a peer support group in Steinbach that meets the 1st Thursday of the month between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (September to June). Please contact Tara Mamchuk, coordinator – Community Connections, at 1-800-268-7582 (ext 4904) or tara.mamchuk@mssociety.ca for more information. 


AL-ANON: Monday 7:30 p.m. Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre (back door, downstairs). For information call Marlene 204-326-1172 or email steinbachafg@gmail.com


CLUB JOVIAL: Located at 157 Central Avenue in Ste Anne, is available for all seniors 50 years of age and older on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. for billiards and cards. Coffee and refreshments served. Call Larry at 204-807-6886 for more information. 


BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: last Monday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., Steinbach 55 Plus. Information: Greg Schipper: 204-326-9614. 


BREASTFEEDING HELP: For help with breastfeeding issues, call breastfeeding counsellor Jacqui Broesky at 204-346-0100. 


MOOD DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA: MDAM offers individual and group support groups in the South Eastman Region. If you would like more information on our services, please contact Judy at 204-444-5228, email JudyD@mooddisodersmanitoba.ca or visit www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/. We are currently offering a mental wellness/support group at the Seniors Centre in St Malo on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information on this group, feel free to contact Judy, or call directly the St Malo volunteer group facilitator Leo, at 204-712-0833. 


PTSD PROJECTS CANADA PEER SUPPORT GROUP: Meetings in Steinbach at the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Lumber Ave (across from T.G. Smith Centre), the last Thursday each month at 7 p.m.; New chapter in RM of Tache at the Municipal Office, corner of Hwy 206 and Trans-Canada Hwy, with meetings the second Thursday each month at 7 p.m. Contact Lou Savard 204-392-2235 or Lesli Brandt 204-270-0279 for info. 


EASTMAN OSTEOPOROSIS GROUP: We are available to provide education and support for those with or interested in osteoporosis. Contact Irene Lemoine, 204-422-8019. 


ARE YOU EXPECTING?: Or do you have a baby? Are you a parent or caregiver? Steinbach Family Resource Centre offers a wide variety of programs to support your family. Free prenatal and postnatal classes can be registered for at family@steinbachfrc.ca. We are open for in-person support Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 204-346-0413 with any questions. 


REAL WOMEN/REAL LIFE SUPPORT GROUPS: Addictions? Depression? Post abortive? Loss? Stress? Other? Women only support groups are available weekly, year round. Free. Confidential. Life changing; 12-step Life Recovery Bible provided. For locations and more info call Shon McLaren (Clear Springs Counselling) 1-204-955-4296.


ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION STEINBACH BRANCH: Meets first Tuesday of the month via Zoom at 7:30 p.m.; Ladies Auxiliary meets first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Steinbach Legion, 227 Main St – Unit 5. Email: steinbach190rcl@outlook.com


CHRONIC DISEASE EDUCATION TEAM (CDET): Education for individuals and families who are living with diabetes and/or heart health issues. Please call 204-320-2475 for more information on how to meet with a nurse and/or a dietitian. 


STEP AEROBICS WITH WEIGHTS: Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., ICSP School Gym, St-Pierre-Jolys. For info or to register call Stephanie 204-320-2667, Louise 204-433-3839 or The Health Corner 204-433-3891. 


FREE WEEKLY WORKSHOP: for clients that are employed or seeking employment. Tuesdays – Numeracy 1-3 p.m.; Tuesdays – Document Use for Work 6-8 p.m.; Tuesdays – Document Use & the Web 6-8 p.m.; Wednesdays – Computer Use 6-8 p.m.; Thursdays – Computer Use 3-5 p.m.; Thursdays – Numeracy 6-8 p.m. Workplace Essential Skills Training Centre, 14 – 90 Brandt Street in Steinbach. Register by calling 204-326-2123. 


LORETTE AL-ANON 12 STEP RECOVERY GROUP: Meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Call 204-797-4773 for information. 


MEET & GREET: You are invited to drop by the Dominion City United Church every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. for pastoral, spiritual care, or prayer with Rev Damber Khadka. All are welcome. We are here to pray for you and accompany you on your spiritual journey. Whether you are new to the community or a returning member, we care for you and welcome you. For more information, please talk to Rev Khadka at 204-218-9440. 


BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: First and third Monday of the month, 2-7 p.m., Evangelical Mennonite Church, 422 Main St. To volunteer call Reg Reimer 204-326-3064. For information call 1-888-236-6283.  


STE ANNE LIONS CLUB: Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Ste Anne English School in the library. Call Pat 204-422-8259 for more information. 


GOOD TIME 5 PIN BOWLING LEAGUE: Deluxe Bowling Lanes in Steinbach. This league began Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. and is for men of all ages. You will be guaranteed a lot of good times and some friendly competition. Enter as a single or make up your own team of 5 men. Contact Landis at 204-392-2865 or Doug at 204-326-3902, or email lwdirks@gmail.com.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Wednesday mornings: Steinbach – Evangelical Fellowship Church (north entrance), 200 Woodhaven Ave. Info: Betty-Lou Toews 204-326-6397 or Emily Thiessen 204-326-3070; Catholic Church Hall, Ste Anne, 8:30 a.m., Yvonne 204-371-7261 or Mary 204-422-5961; New Horizons Senior Centre (Grunthal) 8:15 a.m. Leader Dorothy Funk 204-434-6094 or weight recorder Martha Reimer 204-434-6803.


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Auto City AA Group in Steinbach, 304 2nd St, back door downstairs of Cultural Arts Centre, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m., and women only meeting Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Francis at 204-381-9558; Rat River AA Group in St-Pierre-Jolys, at the Sugar Shack (next door to St Pierre Museum), 432 Joubert St, on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. – contact Cindy at 204-712-5808; Niverville Big Book Group, at Niverville Community Fellowship Church, 85 2nd St South, on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. – contact Bob at 204-388-4360; Ste Anne Recovery Group, at Ste Anne Catholic Church (side door from parking lot), 162 Central Ave, on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. – contact Mel at 204-371-1240; Manitoba Central Office in Winnipeg, 1-204-942-0126 or toll free 1-877-942-0126. 


CARILLON TOASTMASTERS: Meetings are open to adults who want to improve their leadership and communication skills; it also helps you improve your confidence as a speaker. Our meetings are held on Thursday evenings at the Jake Epp Library at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome without advance notice. Phone 204-346-1358 for more info. 


ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA: Education, treatment programs, ongoing support for people dealing with panic, anxiety attacks, social anxiety, excessive worrying, phobias and stress. For information call 204-345-8511 or www.adam.n.e.man@mts.net


ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF MANITOBA SUPPORT GROUP: The second Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. for spouses of people living with dementia, at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre, 10 Chrysler Gate in Steinbach. Call Meg Pfeifer-Brandt at 204-326-5771 for more info or email alzse@alzheimer.mb.ca


DIABETES & HEART HEALTH EDUCATION SESSIONS: This support group has been expanded to include information on heart health and diabetes. Meet third Tuesday every month, Whitemouth Health Centre, 10-11:30 a.m. NEHA nurse and dietician will answer questions. For information call Kelly at 204-345-1239. Family members welcome.


STEINBACH & AREA LIONS CLUB: Meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., South East Helping Hands, Steinbach. Information: 204-326-2313.

THREADS OF TIME QUILTERS GUILD: Meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fernwood, 303 Third St. Contact Val Kasper 204-326-3380. 


FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: For parents supporting children with disabilities meet the last Monday every month at Oakridge Tea House, 7 p.m. To register call Sarah 204-392-6880 or email partnersanew@gmail.com