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CALL Cafés are monthly get-togethers where members can socialize, learn about and sign up for interest groups, propose new interest groups, and have a short, stimulating program ( a speaker, or some other sort of participatory event). Free for members and guests, public welcome. Donation appreciated. No registration.

Monthly CALL Cafés  from 1:00 – 3:00 PM 
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW

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Monday, May 14, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Topic: Gardening in Small Places

Speaker: Bert Einsiedel

Many gardeners, including some with spacious yards, are experimenting with smaller gardens such as sun rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, patios, decks, bathrooms, and kitchens. Some are learning how to select and use containers of varying shapes and sizes. They think about soils, amendments, plant food, light, humidity, temperature, and plant supports. Our illustrated talk will cover some approaches to gardening in these small spaces and the pros and cons of different containers made from different types of materials. We will share some creative suggestions on how to use limited space and containers in order to obtain the best growing conditions for our plants. Come and share your questions, ideas, and experiences in growing ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, and fruits in small spaces.

Bert Einsiedel is a long-time volunteer and member of the Calgary Horticultural Society. He is also on the Executive of the Varsity Community Garden, a Master Composter, and a Green Calgary volunteer. He is Professor Emeritus of Extension at the University of Alberta. Bert and his wife Edna are members of CALL.


Monday, June 11, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Topic: A Conversation About Fraud Awareness and Financial Abuse

Presented by:  Calgary Seniors Resource Society

 Are you aware that successful scam artists take their work very seriously and are constantly honing their skills to better trick their victims? 

Did you know that the generation of many CALL members tends to be trusting and polite and has difficulty being cautious about the information they inadvertently share?

And we, along with Mark Zuckerberg, are just learning about all the potential uses of social media?


If any of these facts cause you any concern, this month’s presentation will help you become more aware of how to protect yourself and your interests.

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*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public


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