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Nov. 19

The Mountview Sunnybrook Community Association will hold its AGM at 7 p.m. at 4316 32nd St. (skating shelter). Residents of Mountview and Sunnybrook needed to supervise for a few evenings at the skating shelter or to volunteer for a position on the board.

Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association and the Golden Circle will host Supporting Holistic Health: Complementary and alternative approaches at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for an evening where health professionals will discuss current therapies that support holistic health at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre (4620 47A Ave. in Red Deer).

Nov. 20

Innisfail Town Theater’s fall production is Ethan Claymore by Norm Foster. General theatre, Nov. 20; showtime: 7 pm. Cost $25. Dinner theatre: Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Cost $50. Tickets on sale at The Legman, Main Street, Innisfail, 403-227-5966.

Red Deer River Naturalists Flower Focus Group. Location: Theatre room of the Kerry Wood Nature Center. When: 10 a.m. to noon. Your host: Don Wales. Topic: The Deserts of Southern California. All are welcome. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Nov. 22

Visions Country Gospel Band – a wonderful musical show at Senior Centre Downtown House (5414-43rd St. in Red Deer). Cost of attendance is $15.

Nov. 23

Christmas Market & Coffee Party at Gaetz United Pioneer Hall from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy coffee and muffins, then shop for home baked goods, jams, jelly, pickles, salsa, homemade fruit pies, etc., along with handmade gift items. There will be a white elephant table, knitted items and Christmas decorations. Admission: Freewill offering at the door. For more information, call 347-2244.

Valdy in concert at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church (5226 51th Ave.) in Lacombe. Valdy is a Canadian folk/country musician credited with many records, top hits and awards since the beginning of his career in the early-1970s. This concert is sponsored by Friends of Guatemala as a fundraiser for a food security project for Mayan people in El Rincon, San Martin, in Guatemala. Tickets are $30 and available at the church office or by calling Doug at 403-782-1860 or Donna at 403-350-7109.

Nov. 28

Red Deer River Naturalists Speaker of the Month. The event will be held in the theatre room at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. All are welcome. You do not have to be member to attend. Announcements and refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Natalie Lifshitz at 8 p.m. Topic: Relationship between colouration of tree swallows and metal pollution.

Lifshitz will be sharing her findings about the relationship between the colouration of tree swallows and metal pollution, and the potential to measure this using digital photography.

Nov. 28-30

Readers’ Theatre is a unique theatre style during which the actors read their lines and act without the aids of sets, decorations, costumes and with minimal blocking and props. The play is titled, “Swingers – A Love Story”, by local playwright Albert Azzara. It is a story of a married couple from the first time they meet, through decades of their marriage and ending in their twilight years. There is some coarse language and it is suitable for 14 plus. Performances are on Nov. 28, 29, 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Door – Nickle Theatre at@ Central Alberta Theatre Studios in Red Deer. Cost of attendance is $15.

Nov. 30

A Christmas Bake Sale and Perogie Sale will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church (107 Vermont Ave. in Red Deer). This sale will feature home baked items including assorted Christmas cookies, scuffles, tarts, apple pies and buns. Also featured will be potato and cheddar perogies, meatless cabbage rolls and cheese crepes (nalysnyky). Stawnichy’s Mundare sausage and pepperoni will be available for purchase. For additional information, call 403-340-8061.

Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Choir Program – Central Alberta inter-church 65 voice choir will perform the musical “Christmas Is The Hope For The Ages”, hosted by Innisfail Church of the Nazarene, 4904-48th Street. Performances are at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be a free will offering at each performance to help the Innisfail Food Bank. All are welcome.

Dec. 5

Family Services of Central Alberta presents Opening Minds Through Art Silent Auction Art Show. An Evening in Paris. An intergenerational art program for people with dementia aimed at promoting social engagement, autonomy and dignity through the experience of creative self-expression. Community members are partnered with first-year social work students from Red Deer College, where they work together over a 10-week period. RSVP by Dec. 2 to Denise at 403-309-5834 or dlaurin@fsca.ca. Refreshments will be served. www.fsca.ca.

Dec. 7

Legacy Estates senior condo is having its annual Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and shop from the bake table, white elephant items, handicrafts and handmade greeting cards. Lunch is available, consisting of bun, ham, cheese, pickles, a sweet treat and hot beverage for $5.

Bake and Craft Sale – Homemade baked goods and crafts for sale. Enjoy some coffee and muffins (by donation) Tables available for rent for your Baked Goodies or Crafts. $10 per table, limit of two tables per person or group. Everyone Welcome. Senior Center Downtown House (5414 43rd St.) in Red Deer Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

Ongoing events

Live Lively – Square Dance: Modern square dance lessons offered by the Red Deer Square Dance Club Monday and Wednesday from Jan. 6 to March 30 at the Clearview Community Cenrtre (93 Cornett Dr.) in Red Deer from 7-9 p.m. Mind/body exercise, great for couples with left feet and no rhythm. No dance steps to learn. First night free to try. Contact Al at 403-357-9737. www.reddeersquaredanceclub.com

Parkland Garden Centre’s Craft & Market Sale runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Dec. 21. This unique market provides local craftspeople/artisans the opportunity to showcase their creative one of a kind creations to the public. It’s a great time to come out and purchase that handmade gift that you have been looking for. Over 40 vendors! Homemade soaps, glass and pebble art, wood turned bowls, Nixon Honey, and Acadian Maple products. Sip on Red Deer’s voted best coffee by Coffee Stream as you stroll through the market. www.parklandgarden.ca.

Red Deer Scottish Country Dancers meet weekly October to May at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Knox Presbyterian Church gym. There’s no need to be Scottish to enjoy Scottish Country dancing. The group is friendly, the music is great and it’s good exercise for body and brain. A certified teacher comes regularly to conduct the class. For more information, contact Lily at 403-343-0975.

Senior Centre Downtown House carpet bowling Monday and Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Bingo Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., “500” Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. Cribbage Monday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Whist or flag Whist Friday at 1 p.m.

RCMP VETS Association is calling all RCMP vets, spouses,widows/widowers and friends to join us at the Red Deer Curling Centre. The Red Deer Branch of the RCMP VETS Association meets for social gatherings, sharing and support. Luncheon is held the third Thursday every month through June. Cost of attendance is $20.

Senior Pioneer Curling League is mainly a stick league, so if you would like to get out, meet people, and have some fun and exercise come and join our fun senior league. No experience necessary, we will help you get started. Curling is every Thursday at 1 p.m. from mid October to the end of March. Everyone gets on a team. Nobody left out. We have a fall session and a winter session so if you are planning to be away for part of the winter you can sign up for the time you are here. If you or someone you know are interested please contact Gerald at 403-343-6418 for more information. League fees will apply. To be decided at a later date.

Every Tuesday morning the Sunrise Toastmasters meets at 7 am. at 40 Holmes st. Red Deer, (behind Canadian Tire N). Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an encouraging environment for improving speaking skills, organizational skills and Leadership skills.

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