5 Things To Do This Week >

Here are my picks for the Top 5 things to do this week:

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Ping Pong Tournament

January 29 at 7-10pm
REC ROOM West Edmonton Mall

Battle it out at in a fun Ping Pong Tournament. Winning team gets two trophies and a $100 Gift Card per teammate.

$10 per team (teams of 2)

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Adult Drop-in Soccer

January 30 at 9-10:30pm
Urban Futbol Inc.

Join the fun, fast, small-sided games on turf and in from the cold. Get lots of touches on the ball and a 90-minute workout. No cleats.

It’s $5 at the door.

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Workshop on how to capture stories of your neighbourhood

January 31 at 6:30-8:30pm
St. Albert Library

Carissa Halton, author of Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood will share what one of Edmonton’s oldest, most notorious neighbourhoods can teach us about community development and making our communities thrive. Learn how to capture and share the stories of your unique neighbourhood in this interactive workshop.

Workshop participants will leave with a clear idea of what they can build a sense of community and connectedness in their neighbourhood.

It’s free.

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Vintage Buttons

February 1-2 at various times
Old Strathcona Antique Mall

The Edmonton Button Club presents antique and vintage buttons. There will be club members on hand for the two days to talk to people regarding button collecting and identifying buttons. The public in encouraged to bring in their buttons or button collections. Members will be showing buttons from their own collections for public viewing.

It’s free.

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Figure 一, 二, 三, 六, 八

February 2-9 at various times
ASSIST Community Services Centre

Come see the heritage art project honouring the history and cultural impacts of Edmonton’s ever-changing Chinatown. Recognized for 100+ years, Chinatown has relocated, transformed, and adapted itself through urban economic pressures. However, many residents know little about its histories. As the Chinese community today struggles to maintain their legacy in the area, redevelopment plans continue to alter and challenge the space. The removal and undecided home of Edmonton’s Harbin Gate is a recent example of how infrastructure plans can have a debilitating effect on communities.

It’s free.