Tickets are on sale now for Red Deer College’s Affair of the Arts fundraiser. The 15th-annual event will be held March 3, and will feature entertainment by Grammy Award-winning former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. His set list will include some of the greatest hits from the 1970s — Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, One of These Nights and Heartache Tonight. “We wanted to do something different,” said John Young, co-chair of this year’s event. He sees two great opportunities — for an Affair of the Arts audience to hear the great guitarist and for music students to learn from him. Felder has agreed to teach a master class at the college while he’s in Red Deer, said Young. “It’s an amazing opportunity for students . . . to get an inside look at the industry.” Local businesses still have a chance to sign on as sponsors of the event and receive admission to an appetizer reception, an exclusive after-party, and VIP seating for Felder’s performance on the RDC Arts Centre Mainstage. Proceeds from the Affair support visual and performing arts programs at RDC, enhancing learning experiences for students and providing scholarships and awards. Last year’s event raised $60,000. Tickets are $98.70 per seat from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.
Christmas will be celebrated with Ukrainian style on Wednesday at the Golden Circle. Central Alberta Historical Society is hosting a Ukrainian Christmas at 6 p.m. Dancers from the Ukrainian Dance Club will entertain. A National Film Board film, Teach Me To Dance, will also be shown. Tickets are $25 each for society members and $28 for non-members. For tickets, call Red Deer and Art Gallery at 403-309-8405. The Golden Circle is located at 4620 47A Ave. in Red Deer.
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