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8 Places To Improve Your Connections This Spring

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Ted Bishop, author, presenter at Creative Mornings


CREATIVE MORNINGS

Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15: On every third Friday of the month, 99 cities explore one theme. In March, Ted Bishop, author of The Social Life of Ink speaks on the theme of (what else?) INK. With stories of his world travels, he’s sure to spark your creative curiosity. The breakfast series is free, but you must register online to attend. (Iconoclast Coffee, 11807B 105 Ave.)

REFINERY PARTY

MAR. 21: Back to the future AGA’ s popular late-night party returns with a future-themed dance party to celebrate the opening of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, an exhibition inspired by Edmonton’ s hidden LRT station. Tickets are limited (18+).  (AGA, 2 Churchill Sq.) 

GREEN DRINKS EDMONTON

APR. 1, MAY. 6: Blog and non-profit group the Local Good brings together environmentally-conscious people who value all things local, sustainable and green. This season’ s themes are Greening Your Closet and YEG Hidden Gems.  (Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St.)

QUARTERS COMMUNITY ARTS NIGHT

APR. 3, MAY 1: Artists and art-lovers gather on the first Friday of every month for a night of creativity and community-building. Some artists bring work to sell or trade, while others hit the open stage. Free for members of the Boyle Street Community League—or buy a $5 membership at the door. (Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Ave.) boylestreetcl.com

MAKE SOMETHING MONDAYS

Apr. 13, May 11: Every second Monday of the month, early risers come to this free event to learn what Edmontonians are making. Come to connect, leave inspired.  (Startup edmonton, 10363 104 st.)

FRUIT LOOP 

Apr. 18: Preview Pride Festival’s 35th anniversary with a night of mixing, mingling, and dancing with the LGBTQ and allied community.  (Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St.)

OLLIE’S TREEHOUSE FAMILY AFFAIR

Apr. 19, May 17: Children, caregivers and Oliver community league members alike love this weekly event. It’s more than a free playgroup and potluck—it’s a multi-generational meet up. Email Mackenzie.Heather@gmail.com for more details.  (4-6pm, Oliver Community League)

IABC CAPITAL AWARDS

May 28: If you want to get closer to Edmonton’s marketing and communications community, or just meet some of the creative class, they’ll all be there at the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communication’s annual awards. Cocktails are followed by dinner and a celebration of the city’s talented communications professionals and graphic designers. (AGA, 2 Churchill Sq.)