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Saturday, May 26, 2018


Cecile Doo-Kingue
Host: Blue Door Concerts
Description: An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted Montrealer. Considered one of Canada's most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she has shared a stage and/or recorded with Montreal Jubilation Choir, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bernard Purdie, Michael Jerome Brown, Tricia Foster, Scarlett Jane, United Steel Workers of Montreal, amongst many, and has opened for many icons including Canned Heat, Eric Andersen, Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N'Dour and Manu Dibango. In 2008, Cecile and Gern f. of USWM started Chick Pickin' Mondays, a night promoting women singer-songwriters. June 2010, Cecile released her debut solo album Freedom Calling to critical acclaim. In 2011, CBC commissions Doo-Kingué to write Home, a song on immigration. Gris, released in 2012, also praised by press and music lovers alike, earned Cécile the 2013 Fondation SPACQ Edith Butler Award for Excellence in Franocphone Songwriting. Doo-Kingué has toured both albums extensively across Canada and Europe, firing up clubs, listening rooms and festivals alike with her face-melting playing, rich vocals, and sharp and genuine banter with her audience. February 2015, Doo-Kingué releases her third solo albumAnybody Listening Pt. 1: Monologues, the first chapter of a trilogy exploring blues, roots and life in their myriad of aspects (Monologues solo acoustic,Dialogues full band, Communion live), showcasing Doo-Kingué's songwriting in its rawest form. The album earned her accolades and multiple Maple Blues Award nominations for her exceptional guitar playing, soulful vocals, and powerful songwriting. January 2016, Doo-Kingué released the second chapter of her trilogy exploring blues, roots, and life in their myriad of aspects. Anybody Listening Part 2: Dialogues features her strength and versatility as an all-around guitarist and musician, from blues to jazz to folk to soul to rock n' roll. Fiery licks and seamless melody compliment her deep, laid-back voice throughout the album, leaving no doubt as to the guitarist's oneness with the instrument, nor the unity of her sound. Surrounded by a stellar cast of Montreal's finest musicians, Doo-Kingué presents an eclectic collection of contemporary blues adding to the social commentary of Anybody Listening Part 1:Monologues, and celebrating life and music with fellow artists she is a fan of, in spaces that exude positive energy. Cécile Doo-Kingué is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada's current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw, Cécile Doo-Kingué's guitar prowess, lyrics, and sound make for enthralling and intimate communion. Tickets and more info available by e-mailing info@bluedoorconcerts.ca or texting 403-554-1281. Facebook page at facebook.com/bluedoorconcerts
Location: Didsbury - 7:00 pm
Contact: Mike Crampton - Phone: 403-554-1281 - E-mail: info@bluedoorconcerts.ca
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar


Model Train Show
Host: Mountain View Model Railroad Club
Description: Model Train and Hobby Extravaganza Adults $5.00 Families(5) $20.00 Children 5 years and under free. Lots of parking and wheel chair accessible
Location: Carstairs Curling Rink - 10 to 5
Contact: Rick Astle - Phone: 403-556-8121 - E-mail: ve6rla@gmail.com
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar


Comm'y Garage Sale
Host: Town of Didsbury Events and Programming
Description: Community Garage Sale runs during Spring Clean-Up. Host a garage sale at your house and be put on the community map. $10 offers you advertising and your location added to the map of Didsbury homes participating in this event prior to the Community Clean-Up Week. Call to register your location by May 18th. For more information on Spring Clean-Up, please contact the Public Works Department at 403-335-8343.
Location: Throughout Didsbury - Hours vary
Contact: Sarah Eichhorst - Phone: 403-335-3391 ext. 1111 - E-mail: seichhorst@didsbury.ca
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar


Book Sale
Host: Friends of the Didsbury Library Society
Description: Come down to the old Fire Hall and join in on one of the biggest and best sales yet! The Friends of the Didsbury Library Society are hosting a two day book sale this weekend, May 25 and 26. Come find the book of your dreams! There are likely as many as 15,000 books on the floor, so you should be able to find what you're looking for! Great bargains on books, magazines, CDs, audio books - all sorted into categories like History, Cooking, Landscaping, Drama - you name it, they'll probably have it for you! Payment is by donation, so whatever you are comfortable giving, the Friends are happy to receive. All proceeds go to the Didsbury Municipal Library. The Book Sale runs from 12 - 6 pm on Friday, and 9 am - 2 pm on Saturday. The old Fire Hall is located on the corner of 19th Avenue and 21st Street in Didsbury. Free parking.
Location: old firehall, Didsbury - 9 am - 2 pm
Contact: Margery Steckler - Phone: 403-335-4281 - E-mail: msteckler@xplornet.com
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar


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