Here are the latest briefs from Taproot Edmonton

A dancer in motion, interacting with an orange couch

Weekend agenda: Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022

This weekend offers experimental dance and standup comedy, hand-carved pumpkins and a spooktacular market, dreams of sunny destinations and the warm sounds of woodwinds, plus a whole lot of coffee. This follows events marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.

By Debbi Serafinchon Debbi Serafinchon

A newspaper clipping with the headline "Community Chest Drive Will Aid O'Connell Institute, Home for 120 Children" above a photo of a mansion with little girls in a playground in front

A moment in history: Sept. 28, 1949

On this day 73 years ago, funds were being raised to support Edmonton's O'Connell Institute, in a campaign that painted it in much more positive terms than many of its inhabitants experienced.

By Scott Lilwall Scott Lilwall

A bike lane flanked by a road and sidewalk

Coming up at council: Sept. 26-30, 2022

This week, community and public services committee will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Tuesday morning. Urban planning committee will meet on Tuesday afternoon, executive committee will meet on Wednesday, and the code of conduct subcommittee will meet on Thursday afternoon.

By Mack Male Mack Male

Three women hold pots containing willow trees behind a sign that reads "Plant Giveaway"

Coming up this week: Sept. 26-30, 2022

This week's calendar includes a look at the history of the west end, a gathering focused on the regional economy, a business mixer at the art gallery, a reading by three Edmonton writers, and a panel discussion on houselessness, before Friday's slate of activities marking Orange Shirt Day.

By Debbi Serafinchon Debbi Serafinchon

A graphic of a stylized car with an electrical cord snaking out of it

Weekend agenda: Sept. 23-25, 2022

This weekend offers chances to get spooked, prepare for hockey season, help the food bank, celebrate women, test-drive an electric vehicle, or take in the Edmonton Recital Society's season opener.

By Debbi Serafinchon Debbi Serafinchon