Switchboard – April 23

Happy Gang Variety Show will be performed on April 23 at 7 p.m., and April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Senior Citizens Downtown House.

Happy Gang Variety Show will be performed on April 23 at 7 p.m., and April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Senior Citizens Downtown House. Cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043.

The April Central Alberta Singles dance for members and invited guests only will be held at Penhold Hall on Saturday, April 24, 8:30 p.m. Performing will be Lost Highway. For ticket information call Doris at 403-227-1287 or Elaine at 403-341-7653.

Country Gospel Concerts are held at the Ponoka Drop In Centre on the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. The next date is April 25. Admission is $5 at the door including refreshments, with proceeds in support the centre. Contact Glen at 403-783-3850.

The Golden Circle Singers hold practices on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. If you love to sing, please join them. These singers perform in local nursing homes and seniors residences, and host a Christmas concert, and an annual spring concert. For more information call Ruth at 403-309-5477.

Floor Curling at the Golden Circle is held every Thursday at 1:15 p.m. This is a drop in event which costs $1. New participants are welcome. Phone 403-343-6074.

Yard sale and hamburgers with pop for $4 will be hosted by West Park Presbyterian Church on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 403-346-6036.

Girl Guide cookies will be available for sale on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the north en 0trance of Sears at Bower Place Mall. Cost is $4 per box, which goes towards programming for girls of all ages. For more information call Jennifer at 403-392-6790.

Fancy Nancy Afternoon Tea Party for all ages will take place on April 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Come for afternoon tea, and wear your party clothes. Enjoy refreshments, stories, crafts, and activities. Phone 403-346-4688.

Nostalgic Film Series continues in the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on April 25 with the film Dial M for Murder from 2 to 4 p.m. Watch old movies on the big screen. Free admission. Phone 403-392-9110.

Kvitka Ukrainian Dance Group year end concert will be celebrated at the Red Deer Memorial Centre on April 25 starting at 2 p.m. Admission by silver collection. Phone 40-347-2344.

Glenellen Community Centre holds a bluegrass social on the last Saturday of each month starting at 7:30 p.m., and scrapbooking on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. The community centre is located close to Pine Lake, two miles west of 816 on RR 253. Friends, neighbours, and guests are welcome. Contact Michelle at 403-227-1521.

Golden Circle art unveiling and high tea will be highlighted on April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Public art will be unveilled by the artist Anne Cunningham of Colorado, who will be accompanied by historian Michael Dawe. The artwork consists of tiles in four themes: the farm, Coronation Park, lawn bowling, and dancing at the Golden Circle. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Phone 403-343-6074.

Country Gospel Concerts are held at the Ponoka Drop In Centre on the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. The next date is April 25 with Gaetz Valley Minstrels, and Full Effects from the Christian Reformed Church in Ponoka. Admission is $5 at the door including refreshments, with proceeds in support the centre. Contact Glen at 403-783-3850.

City wide worship service — Embraced — will be celebrated at CrossRoads Church on April 25 at 6 p.m. Phone 403-347-6425, or Laurisa at 403-391-3333.

Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts (Kiwanis) will be showcased April 26 to May 1 at Red Deer College and Living Stones Church. Sessions run during the day and the evening. The cost for one session is $2, a day pass costs $3, and a pass for the entire week is $5. Tickets are available at each venue. Programs cost $3. Culminating the week’s activities will be a Performers Showcase on May 8 at 2 p.m. at Living Stones Church. Admission to the showcase is by silver donation. All scholarships will be awarded, and selected performers chosen by the adjudicators will participate in the gala celebration. See www.rdc.ab.ca or call 403-356-4900.

Red Deer and District Pro-Life meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church library. Next meeting is April 26. Phone 403-340-2229.

Red Deer Independent Film Group’s Reel Movie Mondays continue with The World’s Best Commercials from the 2009 London International Awards on April 26 at Cineplex Galaxy Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships in the Red Deer Independent Film Group and advance tickets may be purchased at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. See reelmoviemondays.ca, or phone Keith at 403-347-2006, Rod at 403-309-8445, or James at 403-356-4859.

River Bend Senior Mixed Golf League registration takes place on April 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the golf course. Pass holders pay $25, and non-pass holders pay $55. The first golf day will be May 4. For information, phone 403-885-5749.

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 anxiety disorders — April 27; Understanding crisis — May 11; Understanding thought disorders — May 25; Navigating the system — June 8.

Canadian Mental Health, Central Alberta Division offers Chair Yoga from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 27. Free of charge. First time participants should come at 4:30 p.m. Bring dinner if you are registered for Learning Together which follows at 6:30 p.m. For each, phone 403-342-2266.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinic will be held on April 28 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Regular Red Deer donor clinics are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Lacombe Palliative Care Society speaker and dinner event will be held on April 29 at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall in Lacombe. Simone Schumacher, bereavement support coordinator with the Red Deer Hospice will be the guest speaker. She will tell about how grief impacts as well as ways to be present in other’s grief experiences. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the guest speaker. A free will offering will be taken as admission. Please RSVP to Colleen at 403-782-4513, or Irene at 403-782-4314 by April 26.

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