Lindsay Thurber’s jazz choir Take Note will take to the stage for Jazz Night — “And So It Goes” on Jan. 8. Students will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the mainstage at Red Deer College Arts Centre. The high school choir is made up of select singers and instrumentalists who study and perform various styles of vocal jazz music. Tickets are $15 each through Ticketmaster by calling 403-340-4455 or at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Food Bank blitz
A weekend blizzard didn’t stop Central Albertans from attending Westerner Park’s Christmas Bazaar and helping out people in need.
Cash donations and non-perishable food were accepted in lieu of admission to the 24th annual bazaar held Dec. 5. As a result, 393 kilograms of food and $110 was collected for the Red Deer Food Bank and $2,100 came in for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. Visitors to the festive event came out to see and buy products from 125 exhibitors.
Apply for a grant
Non-profit and charitable groups can try to supplement their donations by applying for a Community Spirit Program donation grant by Dec. 31. Applicants must have raised at least $1,000 for their cause from individual citizens to qualify for the program run by the Alberta Lottery Fund. The goal of the Community Spirit Program is to help increase private charitable donations by individual Albertans to the non-profit and charitable sector. Besides the donation grant, applicants can also seek a charitable tax credit, which allows Albertans to receive a 50 per cent tax credit for every dollar donated over $200.
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