Registrations – May 20

• Red Deer River Naturalists offer upcoming summer field trips and events. Confirm your attendance at least two days in advance by calling the contact person and come prepared for the weather. May 29 car pool to the Dickson Dam with Bill Heinsen. Little walking required and lunch at Dickson Danish Gardens or bring your own. Call Bill at 403-346-3981 to register. May 29 also features trips to Ellis Bird Farm, contact Mryna at 403-885-4477, Innisfail Natural Area, contact Stu at 403-227-5217, Mckenzie Trails, contact Fred at 403-341-4520, Grassy Lake, contact Eileen at 403-886-4905. May 30, visit to Dry island Buffalo Jump, contact Doug at 403-392-6228. Hazlett Lake, contact Dorothy at 403-347-4751. For many more events search the internet for Red Deer River Naturalists.

• Red Deer River Naturalists offer upcoming summer field trips and events. Confirm your attendance at least two days in advance by calling the contact person and come prepared for the weather. May 29 car pool to the Dickson Dam with Bill Heinsen. Little walking required and lunch at Dickson Danish Gardens or bring your own. Call Bill at 403-346-3981 to register. May 29 also features trips to Ellis Bird Farm, contact Mryna at 403-885-4477, Innisfail Natural Area, contact Stu at 403-227-5217, Mckenzie Trails, contact Fred at 403-341-4520, Grassy Lake, contact Eileen at 403-886-4905. May 30, visit to Dry island Buffalo Jump, contact Doug at 403-392-6228. Hazlett Lake, contact Dorothy at 403-347-4751. For many more events search the internet for Red Deer River Naturalists.

• Condor School Homecoming will go on July 3 and 4 at the Condor Community Centre. Registration is 1 p.m. on July 3 followed by beef on a bun supper and entertainment in the evening. July 4 includes a breakfast at 9 a.m. and church service. Students from the schools in Shady Lane, Daisy Nook, Northup, Old Knowledge, new Knowledge, New Hill, Horseguard, Gaetz, Hazel Dell and Victory School that were all consolidated into Condor school in the 1950s, are welcome. For more information email Roy at rehoven@gmailc.com.

• Optimist Club of Red Deer will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 29 with a gal evening of reminiscing and remembering the impact the club has brought to the community. Celebrate at the Black Knight Inn with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. For ore information call Norm at 403-342-5372 or Ken at 403-347-4285 or email galnorc@shaw.ca.

• Learning Disabilities Association, Red Deer Chapter, is offering monthly education sessions for parents and caregivers of children with ADHD the third Wednesday of each month from January through June, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Learning Disabilities Association, 2nd floor, 5017 – 50 St., Red Deer. No cost to attend, but please preregister by calling Julie or Sophie at 340-3885. May 26 is Last One Picked: First One Picked On; June 2 topic is The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children.

• Charity Garage Sale for victims of children sold into sex slavery in the world, goes on June 4 and 5 at 52 Lougheed Close. To donate items or for more information call Norma at 403-314-3334. Proceeds to www.love146.Org

• Red Deer and District Labour Council Essay Contest Scholarship topic is Why are Unions Important To your Community. Grade 12 students or full time post secondary students, may submit a 1000-1500 word essay on the topic by September 30 to be eligible for a $1000 scholarship. For more information call 403-341-6848.

• Art of Healing, Brain Injury Awareness Art Show, is seeking submissions from anyone who has been affected by brain injury. Deadline for submissions is May 26. Exhibit will run from June 4 to June 25 with opening reception on June 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Call Arlana at 403-309-0866 or email arlana@biaa.ca for ore information.

• Seniors Week at the Golden Circle will celebrate with several events: June 7, pancake breakfast, with doors open at 8:30 and breakfast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Opening ceremonies by Mayor Morris Flewwelling. Cost is $2. June 8 offers interactive games day. Cist is $10 and includes games, lunch, prizes and entertainment by the Keister Family fiddlers. Register at the front desk. June 9 includes a seniors lunch special and a Seniors Got Talent show. Register your talent at the front desk or call Loretta at 403-343-6074, ext. 106 for more information. On June 10 enjoy a fashion show by Tank Jay and Marks Work Warehouse. Luncheon at 11 a.m. and show at noon. Men’s clothing also featured. For more information call Diane at 403-343-6074, ext. 108.

• Birthday Parties at Sunnybrook Farm Museum: a basic package, pioneer package or a pioneer plus package are all available for booking. Bring your cake and the museum will provide the old fashioned pioneer fun. Book your party by calling 403-340-3511.

• Green Deer Day will be held on June 12. Volunteer with Habitat For Humanity at Three Mile Bend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register as a volunteer and enjoy a hot dog barbecue following the clean-up. Call 403-309-0998 or email habitat3@telus.net.

• Walter Gretzky CNIB 2010 Mentorship Golf Classic takes place on June 15 at River Bend Golf Course. Registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 p.m., dinner, cart and competitions included. For sponsorship packages or ticket information contact 403-346-0037 or email rosane.butz@cnib.ca. Mentorship reception will be held on June 15 at the Carpi Hotel; 6 p.m. cocktails, dinner, 7 p.m. followed by CNIB presentations and live and silent auctions.

• Walk In Friendship for the Alberta Friendship Centers, will go on June 1 at 4 p.m. starting at the Native Friendship Centre and ending at Rotary Park for a barbecue hosted by Baracha’s Place. Pledge forms are available at the Red Deer Native Friendship Society. Proceeds go to sending local youth and elders to the Youth and Elders Gathering. Call 403-340-0020 for more information.

• Yoga at A Gathering Place offers classes every Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. until June 29. Sessions concentrate on chair yoga which adapts standard yoga poses to a more accessible method. Register in advance by coming 30 minutes early to your first session. For more information call 403-342-2266 or visit www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca

• Waskasoo Optimist’s Annual Golf Tournament in support of the Children’s Service Centre and other youth groups in Red Deer will be held on June 18 at River Bend Golf Course. Registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration fee, $150, includes best ball scramble, power carts, breakfast, lunch on course, beverage holes, barbecue dinner, prizes and fun for everyone. For registration call Laura at 403-304-4381 or Diane at 403-597-7596. Sponsorships welcome.

• Ride’n for a Reason, benefitting the Special Olympics, will be held on May 29, 10:30 a.m. at Harley Davidson, Gasoline Alley. This 200 km ride goes through the west country and then back for a barbecue. Rider, $40, passenger, $20 or free with $100 in pledges. Prices, breakfast and lunch offered. For more information contact 1-800-444-2883 or email info@specialolympics.ab.ca.

• Great Kids Award, sponsored by the Government of Albert, is accepting nominations until June 14, for kids who do great things everyday for themselves and others. For more information visit www.greatkids.alberta.ca or call 780-415-0085 or toll free 403-310-0000.

• Yard Sale for the Cure is a fundraising event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to be held on May 29 across Canada. Get involved by hosting an individual or community garage or yard sale to support the cause. Visit www.yardsaleforthecure.com for helpful tips, and registration.

• Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers who wish to give back to their community. Call 403-309-0998 or drop by the office at 4732 78A Street Close.

Concussions: The new evidence based guidelines and what you should know to protect your head will be presented by Dr. Martin Mrazik on June 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roland Michener Recreation Centre Auditorium. To register for this free event, contact Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266, or email to education@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca. A light lunch will be available.

• Living Well with a Mental Illness: Learning Together is a series of discussion and lecture classes offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at A Gathering Place. A coffee and social follows each presentation. All central Albertans interested in mental health are invited, including those with a mental illness, their friends, family members, and the general community. Please reserve your spot in advance by phoning 403-342-2266. The cost for each evening is $5, which includes the printed materials, and coffee or tea. Snacks to share would be welcome. Payment is accepted in cash or cheque in advance to at the door. Upcoming sessions are as follows: Understanding thought disorders — May 25; Navigating the system — June 8.

• Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society is seeking volunteers to assist with Canada Day activities. Duties include set up, take down and distributing flags and pins to the crowds. Call Edna at Cronquist House at 403-346-0055 or email rdchs@telus.net.

• Perennial Plant Share, sponsored by the Red Deer and District Garden club will be held on May 29 at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Plant drop off 10 a.m., sharing and sale to 3 p.m. For those sharing plants, label name, mature, color, sun/shade preference and approximate bloom time. Sales are cash only. For more information call Rag 403-347-2418. Myron, 403-346-0152 or Wayne at 403-347-7482.

• Victoria Park retirement community offers a chance to win free rent for life as part of its Swing Into Spring promotion. Seniors who tour the facility before June 30 have a chance to win. Visit www.freerentforlife.com or call 403-309-1957.

• Stroll For Liver, in support of families living with liver disease, will be haled on June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Bower Ponds. Contact the Canadian Liver Foundation at 1-888-557-5516 or visit www.liver.ca for more information.

• Loaves and Fishes Breakfast Fund-Raiser will be held on May 29 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Capri Hotel. Enjoy breakfast, live and silent auctions, raffles, prizes and have your photo take with Lyndon Rush and his Screaming Eagle. Tickets, $25 or $180 per table of eight, can be purchased at Loaves and Fishes, or call 403-347-1844 or email loavesfishes@shaw.ca.

• Eco Wellness Fair and 5K Walk/Run event will take place on May 30 at Rotary recreation Park and Kin Canyon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Displays of healthy products and services, fitness tips, hemp jewelry, and demonstrations will be offered. The run/walk will raise money for Big Brothers and Sisters. Contact Judy at 403-782-5852 or visit www.wix.com/ECOTEAM/EcoWellnessAlberta for more information.

• Central Alberta Singles dance will be held Saturday, May 29 at Penhold Hall. Music by Randy Hillman. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m. For information call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bill at 403-350-4089.

• Westerner Park is calling all artists for Artistic Expressions, an exhibit that will showcase over 50 artists from Red Deer and surrounding area who will sell and display various mediums of artwork. Manuals and applications are available online at westernerdays.ca/attractions/ To confirm a spot in the exhibition, submit your application by July 2. For more information call 403-309-0241 or email amorgotch@westerner.ab.ca.

• Golden Circle is offering a bus trip to Rosebud to see Oliver on June 24, leaving at 9 a.m. and returning at approximately 6 p.m. Trip includes transportation, buffet lunch and admission. For tickets, $70 for members or $95 for non-members, visit the Golden Circle or call Diane at 403-343-6074.

• By Request, a fiddle variety show featuring Scott Woods, Canadian Fiddle Champion, to benefit Camp Kasota and youth programs, will be held on May 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Untied Church. Tickets, $20 for adult or $10 for ages 12 and under, can be ordered at 403-347-6073 or email office@sunnybrookunited.org.

• Rummage Sale with plants and baking will be held at the Salvation Army Church on May 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and May 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of new and good used items can be dropped off at May 24, at 4837-54 Street. Contact Terry at 403-346-2251 for more information.

• Innisfail Trail Ride Against Cancer will be held on May 30 at the Daines Rodeo Grounds. Entry fee is $25 per person or $50 per family. Event begins with registration and complimentary breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., a 12-16 km ride along the Red Deer River Valley and complimentary dinner at 4 p.m. Overnight camping is available. For pledge sheets and registration call 403-505-7972 or 403-227-3116. Volunteers are welcome.

• Artwalk Amble Gallery Tour will be offered on June 17. This evening gallery tour includes a guided visit to a number of the city’s art galleries, a private reception at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and a door prize draw of a $200 voucher at any of the participating galleries. Tickets, $20 for adults and $15 for those under 13, can be purchased at the MAG, Sunworks, Gallery IS and bilton contemporary art. For more information visit www.reddeerartwalk.ca

• Crohn’s and Colitis Education Event will be offered on May 25 at the Red Deer Lodge from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join Dr. Wally MacNaughton and Dr. Subrata Ghosh of the Alberta Inflammatory Bowel Disease Consortium to learn more about recent advances in IBD research. Register by calling 1-888-884-2232 or email reddeer@ccfc.ca.

• Red Deer Rural RCMP Victim Services Annual Golf Tournament will be held on July 15 at River Bend Golf Course. Registration, 8 a.m., Texas scramble shot gun start, 9 a.m. Single golfer registration is $145, foursome, $540 and includes raffles, mulligans, cart and driving range, silent and live auction, treats, drinks, and a chicken dinner. For more information call 403-304-5988.

• Rock N’ Red Deer Logo Competition submissions are now being accepted for main art logo and design for this festival scheduled for Red Deer in 2012. The theme for the logo must centre around the nostalgic era of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s with an emphasis on rock and roll music, old school hot rods, classic cruisers and muscle cars. This logo will be used on all printed and promotional materials for the next three years. Deadline for submissions is June1. For more information or to submit logs for consideration, email albertasuperrunassoc@shaw.ca or visit www.rocknreddeer.com/index.html

• Destination Jungle, the TD Summer Reading Club at the Red Deer Public Library begins registration on June 21. This free club consists of at-home and in-library reading programs for children ages three to eleven with incentives awarded for reaching goals. Contact the library at 403-346-4688 for more information.

• Walk a Mile In Her Shoes fundraising event for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Centre will be held on June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rotary Park Picnic Shelter. Sign in at the picnic shelter at 2 p.m. and enjoy a beautiful walk with friends and family along the Devonian Trails followed by refreshments, live music and great company. Walker registration fee is $25 for adults, $20 for youth and $15 for children. Register to walk or sponsor at www.centralalbertapregnancycentre.ca

• Yoga Alliance of Red Deer (YARD) begins registration for summer unlimited yoga running from June 7 to Aug. 27. Cost is $130. For more information call 403-350-5830 or visit www.reddeeryoga.ca

• Tibetan Dinner is set for June 20 at Valley Centre Hall along Hwy 595. Tickets are $25 an include authentic Tibetan food, a Tibetan bazaar dancing and singing. Money raised goes to a Tibetan orphanage and earthquake victims. For more information and tickets, call Thompson at 403-342-6725.

• Attic Players present the Canadian premiere of the hit musical Zanna Don’t! playing May 27 to June 5 at The Matchbox. A story about a football quarterback starring in the school musical, and Zanna the school’s magical matchmaker, and more. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 403-340-4455.