Historic Red Deer Cemetery Walking Tours will be offered on Wednesdays, Aug. 11 and 18 at 7 p.m. Join Michael Dawe — curator of history at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery — for a guided tour of Red Deer Cemetery. Cost is $5, or $3 for museum society members. Tickets are available in advance by phoning 403-309-8405.
A Caring Approach Workshop, offered by the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, will take place on Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Hub On Ross. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and about being a care giver. No charge for workshop but donations appreciated. To register, call 403-340-4869.
Lacombe RV Charity Triathlon will be held on Sept. 6 with individual or team registration for ages 16 and up, a Kids Fun Run for those 15 and under followed by a barbecue at the finish line at Canadian University College. For more information or to register go to www.lacombetriahlon.ca All money earned goes to Family Community Support Services and to Canadian Humanitarian.
Torrington Jamboree, a weekend of music and dance, runs on Aug. 19 to 22 in the Ron Gorr Memorial Arena. Cost is $45 for weekend, children under 16 are free and various day passes are available. Enjoy a different band every hour, pancake breakfasts, buffet dinners and concession open in arena. Bring your lawn chair. For information call Dorothy, 403-631-3977, Randy, 403-631-2194 or Bill and Linda at 403-631-2460.
Tees Longears Days Mule and Donkey Show goes Aug. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Tees Rodeo Grounds. Great family fun, entertainment with free admission and camping and a food concession on site. Vendors Welcome. Bring your extra tack for The Tack Swap on Aug. 21. Order supper tickets for the catered barbecue, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. followed by auction, campfire and entertainment and cowboy church at 9 a.m. on Aug. 22. Special guest are Bonnie Shields, The “Tennessee Mule Artist” and a mule mounted shooting demo. For information or supper tickets, call Colleen at 780-672-6105 or Ethel at 403-783-3083. Program and entry form online at www.albertadonkeyandmule.com
The MS Society of Central Alberta invites those living with Multiple Sclerosis and their caring family or friends to a getaway retreat at William Watson Lodge in Kannaskis Country on Sept. 20 to 23. Cost is $50 per person plus $10 membership. Subsidies are available. Call Lorraine at 403-346-0290.
This Left Leg is a Drag — Literally (Serious Jokes about MS,) a one woman show about the experience of living with Multiple Sclerosis, will be performed on Aug. 24, 2 p.m. at Bethany Care Centre — Collegeside on the Campus of Red Deer College. Tickets, $8, are available at the MS Society or call Audrey at 403-346-0290.
Senior Citizens Downtown House card games: Cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Aug. 12; Whist every Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Aug. 20; 500 every Monday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Aug. 30; Fun Contract Bridge every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Games cost $3. Tournaments cost $6. Phone 346-4043. Pot luck supper is held the first Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5. Please bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share. Phone 403-346-4043. Next held on Aug. 6.
Memorial Society of Red Deer and District offers a lifetime membership for $25 to learn about options for a simpler, less costly funeral. For more information call 403-346-4636.
Central Alberta Refugee Effort will offer fall ESL/LINC classes, mornings 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and afternoons, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. There is no charge for the program and childcare is available free. For registration, call C.A.R.E at 403-346-8818.
Staycation Weekend at Fort Normandeau from noon on Aug. 14 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Camp at the Fort for the weekend and be a tourist in your own hometown. Fee includes a tent spot, many on-site activities, continental breakfast, BYO lunch, supper and gear. Tents only. No alcohol at this family event. Register, $50 per family, by 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. Call 403-346-2010 for information and registration.
Nature Magic Daycamp will be offered by Kerry wood Nature Centre, Aug. 9 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ages six to ten can enjoy days filled with games, crafts, activities, and more as they discover local wild spaces and the plants and animals that liver there. An exploration by bike of the city’s parks and trail system finishes off the week. Cost is $165 per child. Pre-register by calling 403-346-2010.
Ride for the Breath of Life, Cystic Fibrosis motorcycle ride will take place on Sept. 18 from Red Deer to Calgary. Collect pledges and join other bikers to raise money and a chance to win a trip for two with Westjet. Visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca or call Susan at 403-886-2384 or email email@example.com.
Country Gospel Weekend At Blackfalds All Star Park will run from Sept. 10 to 12. Presented by Blackfalds United Church and hosted by Visions Country Gospel, this event features performances by numerous groups including C. J. Berube, All 4 Given, The Lamontagnes, The Tapleys and the Lee/Collins Family. Tickets, $20 per day or weekend pass for $35 are available from Dennis. 403-885-5076, Moe, 403-885-4861 or Jim, 403-391-1397.
Lacombe Legion Fun Golf Tournament last day to register, Aug. 1 for tournament on Aug. 14, 1:30 p.m. at The Nursery Golf Course. Fee, $40 includes golf, meal and prices. For information call Lacombe Legion at 403-782-6441.
CIBC Run for the Cure will take place in Red Deer on Oct. 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Help raise money for research and awareness of early diagnosis of breast cancer by gathering pledges and participating in the run. Phone 403-340-3959 or visit www.cbcf.org for more information.
Ellis Bird Farm Annual Evening Event will be held on Aug. 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening will feature wine and cheese and classical music in the Ellis Bird Farm gardens. The highlight will be a display and auction of 25 one-of-a-kind bluebird nest boxes hand-painted by local artists. The boxes are on display now and up to the event. Tickets, $35, can be obtained from the farm’s Visitor Centre or ordered by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-885-4477.
Talent Show and Fundraiser for the Bashaw and District Support Services is planned for Aug. 19 at the Community Centre. To take part in the Jackpot Talent Show, complete a registration form, $15, available at the BDSS by Aug. 16. Reserve a table for eight for $60 by Aug. 16 or $5 per person at the door. Evening features the talent show, a cold plate supper for $10 per person, a 50/50 draw and silent auction. Donations for the silent auction may be dropped off at BDSS. For more information call 780-372-4074.
Camp Alexo is accepting summer camp registrations for their upcoming children’s camps. Camp Shunda runs from Aug. 3 to 6 for ages seven to nine. Cost is $140 for members or $190 for non-member. Camp Bighorn for ages ten to 12 runs from Aug. 16 to 20. Cost is $175 for members or $240 for non-members. Activities for both camps include sleeping in cabins and teepees, nature walks, camp fires, sports, crafts, singing and games. Subsidies may be available for those who qualify. For more information visit www.yvc.ca or call 403-342-6500.
Charity Golf Classic for the Rocky and District Victim Services Unit, takes place at Pine Hills Golf Club, Rocky Mountain House on Sept. 10. Cost is $175 per golfer and includes brunch, dinner and cart. Register by Aug. 15 by calling 403-844-4421.
The Canadian Diabetes Association, Red Deer and District Branch suggests that in lieu of traditional wedding favors or gifts, tax-deductible donations be given instead. Call 403-346-4631 to find out more.
Floor Shuffleboard Mixed Doubles Tournament will be held in Innisfail at the Curling Rink Aug. 10 to 12. Everyone welcome. Call Howard at 403-314-0328 for registrations.
Red Deer Arts Council is seeking submissions for their 2011 exhibition by Sept. 24. Submission should include a curriculum vitae, a biography, a brief statement, a CD with a minimum of five .jpeg images representative of selected works. Work must not have been shown in Red Deer and district previously. For more information contact 403-348-2787 or email email@example.com.
Canadian Mental Health Association offers weekly education courses on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Resilience Cafe at A Gathering Place. Upcoming classes are: Aug. 5, relapse prevention, Aug. 12, understanding crisis, Aug. 19, navigating the system, and Aug. 26, causes of mental illness. Fee for the course is $25 which includes materials. For more information call 403-342-2266 or visit www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca
Hearts of Harmony of Central Alberta, an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to harmonize, is seeking new members for late summer and fall. Regular practices are Monday nights at 7 p.m. at Church of Christ on Donlevy Ave. The group’s repertoire includes arrangements of show tunes, gospel, country pop and more. For more information call Wendy at 403-227-4979 or Sheryl at 403-743-4218 or see www.heartsofharmony.ca
Ponoka Welsh Society has booked a bus to attend Cor Godre’R Aron in concert at McDougall United Church in Edmonton on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The bus will leave Ponoka at 5 p.m. For more information call Sybil at 403-783-4286 or Margie at 403-783-2429.
Kipp Scott Golf CPA Classic, in support of the Canadian Paraplegic Association, will be held on Aug. 13 at River Bend Golf Course. Registration, 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. followed by steak dinner at 2:30 p.m. One person only from team should register by calling 403-341-5060.
Independent Achievers networking group is sponsoring a Ladies Golf Tournament at River Bend Golf Course — mini links on August 12. Registration and putting contest starts at 4:45 p.m., golf at 5:30 p.m. Golf, dinner, prizes and entertainment for $40 per person. To register or for more information contact Audrey at 403-342-0042 or email Audrey@integratedfinancial.ca
Electionforum.ca is an initiative of the Red Deer Public Library to connect candidates and voters in Red Deer’s 2010 municipal election. Suggest topics, participate in discussions by posting comments or perhaps volunteer to moderate the site. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-346-4576.
Fund Raising Success — where to start and how to build it, a video-conference series with speaker Tim Haak, will be offered in Red Deer Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. each day. Registration fee is $60 for all four session. Register online at www.rcvo.org
Silver Sharks Masters Swim Club will offer at 55 plus mature athlete program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. at Michener pool from on Sept. 7 to April 28. Fees are $300 for the season or $275 for those over 65. Registration begins on July 26 at any of the city pools or online at www.reddeer.ca/looknbook
Free 2 Walk, a fundraising and awareness walk to help stop human trafficking and slavery around the world, will take place on Sept. 18 starting at 9:30 a.m. from 5597 47th Street. Register at https://nfs.webconnex.com/free2walk or email email@example.com.
Tools for School collects and distribute school supplies to Central Alberta children who cannot afford materials. Donations will be collected July and Aug. at Bower Place shopping Centre, Parkland Mall, both Red Deer Staples or Wal-Mart locations and the Women’s Outreach office. Items especially needed are scientific calculators, tab dividers, back packs, glue sticks, scissors, geometry sets, two inch binders, pencil crayons or markers, coiled scribblers and exercise books. If you need assistance or if you can help, call 403-347-2480.
Raft Tours are running on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Cost is $40 for non-members. Children must be at least 40 lbs. Private bookings and group rates also available. Pre-register at least 24 hours in advance by calling Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-34-2010.