• Bowden Pioneer Museum is holding a garage sale on June 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Anglican Church Hall.
• Alberta Pattern Dancers and The Emeralds will sponsor a show and dance for seniors on June 27, 2 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Centre. Voluntary admission; refreshments included. For more information call David at 403-885-2785 or 403-341-5603.
• Red Deer Legion Weekend Music presents Atlantic Wave band on June 27 and 28 7 to 11 p.m. Cover charge for non-legion members is $5. Then on July 1, enjoy music by Dew Carver for the legion’s eightieth anniversary celebration. Phone 403-342-0035.
• Alexandra Chapter 44, Order of Eastern Star, Lacombe is celebrating their 100 anniversary. Celebration takes place on June 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, no cost. Banquet at 5 p.m. Advance tickets only for $20 by calling Jo-Anne at 403-782-2593 or Beth at 403-348-0032.
• Singles Dance at Penhold Hall on June 28 features Sierra. Dances start at 8:30 p.m. For information call 403-728-3664 or 403-341-7653
• Delburne Drop In Old Drop-in Dances are held on the fourth Saturday of each month from Jan. to June. Music by Gaetz Valley Minstrels. Cost is $7 per person. Contribute to and enjoy pooled lunch. Phone 403-749-2035, or 403-749-2451. Next dance will be on June 28.
• Summer Saturdays are free art and science programing with a genetics bent for children eight years and up beginning on June 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and continuing each Saturday until Aug. 26. June 28 theme is a presentation of genome programing — What is your DNA Alias? Event held in conjunction with the exhibit The Geee! in Genome. Phone 403-309-8405.
• Ponoka Legion is sponsoring The Alberta Country Legends with host Pete Hicks from CFCW and well-known country entertainers. Show is on June 29, 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Advance tickets available at Legions for $25 or $30 at the door. For more information, call Monty at 403-783-5396.
• Cowboy Church Service and Pancake Breakfast will be offered on June 29, 8:30 a.m. in the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampeded grounds with Ken Grambo — the singing pastor. A free will offering will be taken. Music sponsored by The Alberta Country Gospel Opry, with the breakfast sponsored by The Alberta Cattlemen’s Fellowship. Phone 403-783-2524.
• Country Gospel Concerts are held at the Ponoka Drop In Centre on the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. Next date is June 29. Admission is $5 at the door, proceeds support the Centre. Contact Glen at 403-783-3850.
• Lacombe Legion Bingo every Monday at 7 p.m. in the legion hall. No bingo will be held on June 30. Phone 403-782-6441.
• Rimbey and District Old Timers’ Association hosts their annual reunion on June 30 at the Rimbey Community Centre. Registration from noon to 12:30 p.m., lunch, 12:30 to 2 p.m., supper at 6 p.m. followed by a dance featuring Elmer and Friends. Cost for lunch and supper is $10 each. Pancake breakfast on July 1 at Pas-ka-poo Park, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., $6. For more information call Marion at 403-843-6675.
• Annual Yoga Summer Intensive — Creating Space Through Yoga, runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., June 30 to July 4, followed by a weekend Meditation Intensive — An Inner Journey on Saturday, July 5 from 9:15 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, July 6 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Many options for registration are available including both the Yoga Intensive and mediation weekend, or simply attend individual sessions of interest. For information, phone 403-356-4900. Pre-registration is required by phoning 403-357-3663 or online at http://www.rdc.ab.ca/continuingeducation/fitness_and_lifestyle/
• HBC Run for Canada takes place on July 1 in support of Canadian athletes in the Olympics. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at Heritage Ranch; event will end by 11 a.m. Visit www.hbcrunforcanada.com for more information about participating or volunteering in this event.
• Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society presents Canada Day Celebrations on July 1 at Bower Ponds. Access is by Red Deer Transit bus only from the Memorial Centre parking lot starting at 10:45 a.m. — every 15 minutes. Fares are $1 for those 18 years and over, 50 cents for youth and seniors, and free for children under five years. Free admission to the Canada Day festivities but donations to the food bank are appreciated. Festivities start at 10:40 a.m. and end at 11 p.m. on the stage. Highlights include music, dancing, storytelling, multicultural food booths, community organization information programs, and reading tent by Red Deer Public Library. Opening ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. with greetings by MP Bob Mills, and MLAs Mary Anne Jablonski and Cal Dallas, and Mayor Morris Flewwelling. Evening entertainers include Bedford Page, Duster, Le Fuzz, and St. James Gate prior to the fireworks show at 11:15 p.m. For information, contact the Cronquist House at 403-346-0055.
• Liberty Christian Assembly presents a summer series of DVD viewings call “Jesus Christ the Healer” by Roger Sapp. The viewings are Wednesday nights, July 2, July 16, August 6, and August 20. Drop in for some or all of the DVDs. Bring snacks if you wish; coffee is provided. For more information call 403-342-7800.
• Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Wednesday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. with music by Leopold and His Magic. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.
• Family Services of Central Alberta Park Passport continues on July 2 at Normandeau Park at Normandeau Elementary School on 61 Noble Ave. from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Come explore different parks in our community each Wednesday with your children up to 12 years. Receive a passport and have it stamped each visit by a family services staff member at the parentLINKcentre sign. For dates and park locations see www.fsca.ca or phone 403-343-6400.
• MAG Café: Genome presents the 1997 film Gattaca starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 2 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served. Phone 403-309-8405.
• Red Deer Area Hikers meet July 3 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to depart for an eight km hike at J.J. Collett Area Loop. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Please bring lunch. Phone Raymond at 403-346-7125 or Jim at 403-347-1684.
• Red Deer Art Club hosts many art classes throughout the year in watercolor and acrylic. The club meets Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Adults welcome, drop-in fee applies. The next meeting will be on July 3. Phone Jean at 403-346-6248.
• Addict In The Family support group is a free, confidential, professionally-facilitated support group available to families and/or caregivers dealing with addictions within their family circle. Meetings are every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4920-54 Street. Upcoming meetings are July 3, 17, and 31. Phone Jackie at 403-342-0895 for details.
• Community Connections immigrant seniors program is an opportunity to socialize in a community setting on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Centennial Court (east of Boston Pizza South.) For more information contact Sherry at 403-346-8818.