Home front – Oct. 25


Silent film star Buster Keaton will be on screen at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery’s fundraiser — Live Music, Silent Film — on Nov. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. People are encouraged to wear their best roaring ’20s attire. The comedies with be accompanied by live original piano scores performed by Robert Bruce, of Hamilton. Sweet and savoury snacks will be served. Door prizes, a silent auction and prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Tickets are $25 per adult (MAG members $20) and $20 each for seniors and students (MAG members $15). Proceeds of the silent auction go to support public programs at the museum. Costume tips are available at www.reddeermuseum.com/info/event/296.

New voices are invited to join the Tony Connelly Singers, now in its 28th year of entertaining local seniors. Named for one of its founders, the group practises from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays from September through June at Downtown House, 5414 43rd St. in Red Deer. They then take their one-hour program to various seniors’ functions, averaging five gigs a month. The Tony Connelly Singers were set up as a way to reach out with the gifts of music and friendship shared among members and the seniors they entertain, says director Betty Allen. To learn more, call Allen at 403-346-7316 or booking agent Shirley Dauncey at 403-342-5904.

Charitable organizations can better promote their causes to donors after learning about donation grants and charitable tax credits at a video conference on Wednesday. An information session will be held on the Community Spirit program from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at CiRS Community Village, 4728 Ross St. in Red Deer. By learning more about the donation grant program and the charitable tax credit, groups will be better able to promote it to their donors. The one and a half hour video conference is free, but those interested should preregister by calling 403-346-4636 or by emailing kathleen@cirsonline.ca.

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