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Thursday

The Red Deer and District Garden Club hosts its annual Flower and Garden Show from 2 to 7 p.m. at Festival Hall. The club is hosting a tea party from 2 to 4 p.m. with a $5 cost.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

17th Annual Jazz at the Lake Festival is central Alberta’s dynamic jazz festival held every August at Sylvan Lake. Showcasing amazing talent, both local and international, the family friendly venues will appeal to every jazz fan. Some of this year’s lineup: 2019 Juno winner Laila Biali, Jack Semple, Gabriel Palatchi, Johnny Summers, Pubs & Clubs and Party in the Park. Children under 10 free. For a full schedule of events and online ticket purchases, visit www.jazzatthelake.com. Cost of attendance is $10 to 30.

Saturday

Red Deer River Naturalists Bird Focus Group Walk meets in the parking lot on your right at the bottom of the hill going to the entrance of River Bend Golf Course. On from 10 a.m. to noon.Your host: Keith Kline. Bring your binoculars, camera and dress for the weather. All are welcome. You do not have to be a club member to attend.

Aug. 23-25

Rock’N Rimbey is a fun-filled ’50s/’60s themed three-day event starting Friday, Aug. 23, in the town of Rimbey. The merchants kick off the party with a street festival where you will find most of the town in ’50s and ’60s outfits and decor, with games for kids and adults alike. Friday finishes with a car cruise. Saturday starts with the famous and delicious Lions Pancake breakfast ($10), a car show where many of the vehicles on display have been handpicked from the car shows held over the summer throughout Alberta. The day finishes with a catered dinner and live band dance ($40). Prizes awarded for the best costumes. Sunday, there is street car races at the Central Alberta Raceways dragstrip. If you have ever felt the “need for speed,” come try it out. There is also a ball tournament.

Aug. 24

Red Deer River Naturalists Bird Focus Group Walk meets at Three Mile Bend — meet in the first parking lot near the ski ramp from 10 a.m. to noon. Your host: Keith Kline.

Bring your binoculars, camera and dress for the weather. All are welcome. You do not have to be a club member to attend.

Aug. 24-25

Fort Normandeau Days from noon to 5 p.m. The attraction’s biggest party of the summer is back. Have a blast in the past as it celebrates life as it was at the Crossing, circa 1885. Admission is $5 per person, $15 for a family of five, or $20 for a carload of six or more people.

Sept. 7

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi open house — Learn about the benefits of Tai Chi. Find strength, flexibility, stillness. Open house in downtown Red Deer, behind the Scotia Bank, across the parking lot from Safeway, at 1 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes and bring clean, flat shoes and try it. New beginner classes start Sept. 9.

Sept. 18

Central Alberta Historical Society annual general meeting is 6 p.m. at Pioneer Lodge, 4324 46A Ave. Speaker: Linda Many Guns, professor at Lethbridge University, department of Indigenous studies. Topic: Cultural symbolism. Cost $30 – tickets available at museum after Aug. 15.

For further information, contact Shelia at 403-304-0742.

Sept. 29

Lacombe Mom2Mom event. Huge indoor kids garage sale and family market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 50th Ave.

Oct. 17

Memorial Society of Red Deer & District AGM — Guest speaker George Berry of Berry Architecture, international award recipient of best seniors housing design. RSVP for lunch at 403-340-3898. Beef on a bun $15. Meeting at 1 p.m., no charge. To be held at the Pioneer’s Lodge at 4324-46A Ave.

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