Switchboard – August 11

Sunnybrook Farm Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come see the sheep, lambs, piglets, rabbit and babies, and more.

Sunnybrook Farm Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come see the sheep, lambs, piglets, rabbit and babies, and more. Soon goats, miniature donkeys and alpacas will join the farm animals family. A walk through the grounds will include a dairy barn, blacksmith shop, 1889 log house, displays and more. Have a ride on the barrel train, play in the playground, or have a picnic. Phone 403-340-3511.

Local art show, presented by Victoria Park Independent Retirement Living and Red Deer Public Library, will be held on Aug. 20 to 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. daily. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and enjoy works by well-known local artists. Take a tour of the facility and be entered to win up to five years of free rent. Call 403-309-1957 for more information.

Red Deer and District Annual Flower and Garden Show will be held on Aug. 12 at the Golden Circle. No charge for exhibitors. Staging of exhibits in show book. The public is welcome to view the display for free from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tea, $3, served, from 1:30 to 3;30 p.m. To learn more go to www.rdgc.ca

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.

Synchronized Swimming summer camp will be offered for $100 for ages eight to 18 for the week of Aug. 23 to 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New and experienced swimmers are welcome to participate in this camp which includes three hours in the pool, gymnastics, stretching, nutrition, games and dance. Register through the city before Aug. 16; course code 43433. For more information call Lynn at 403-340-1146.

Service Canada Centre for Youth invites employers and youth to post and check out summer work possibilities at 4911 51 St. on the second floor. All services are free of charge. Phone 403-340-4250.

Destination Jungle, the TD Summer Reading Club at the Red Deer Public Library hosts Surprise Day on Aug. 12. This free club consists of at-home and in-library reading programs for children ages three to eleven with incentives awarded for reaching goals. French Immersion students, ages six to eight, are invited to join a French language program on Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Contact the library at 403-346-4688 for more information.

Senior’s Advisory Group meets in the Kiwanis Room of the Red Deer Public Library on Aug.12 from 2 to 3 p.m. to discuss the enjoyment and potential of retirement. For more information call 403-403-346-4576.

Red Deer Art Club meets on Aug. 12 at 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the new dock of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Bring your paints and join other artists. A drop-in fee of $1 applies. Contact Jean at 403-346-6248.

Red Deer Area Hikers meet Aug. 12 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to depart for an eight km hike at Heritage Ranch. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

Perseids Meteor Shower Star Party at Fort Normandeau will be offered on Aug. 12 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Activities and refreshments provided. Drop in suggested donation of $3 or $10 per family at the gate. Overnight tenting is an option. Call 403-346-2010 or 403-347-7550 for more information.

Red Deer Cruise Night will be located at Parkland Mall, weekly on Thursday nights until the end of September, weather permitting. Free to attend, and all models of classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome. Barbecue in support of Red Deer Food Bank will be held. Contact Susan at editors@throughthewindshield.ca, or 403-341-3044, or Dave at challengerdave1@gmail.com, or phone 403-877-5047.

Clothing Zone is open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Victory Church in Red Deer. Donated clothing is accepted and redistributed to those in need, from infants to mothers-to-be, from medical scrubs to business attire. The Resource Zone is also available for books, and other media on helpful topics at the same time, at the same location. Email vcrd@vcrd.ca, or phone 403-343-2484.

Naturescaping contest promoted by the City of Red Deer to encourage gardeners to embrace water-wise principles, will run through the summer with all applications to be received by August 13. Naturescaping is a landscaping method that uses native plants and smart design to reduce environmental impact. Contest is open to Red Deer citizens who naturescape their residential properties within the city limits. Entries will be judged on water conservation, landscape design and biodiversity. Entries must include between five and ten colour photographs, a plant list including common and scientific names and an explanation of water-efficient features within the landscape. For more information visit wwwreddeer.ca or call Pam at 403-342-8751.

Walk Red Deer Trails on Aug. 14 with a Central Alberta Walking Club. Walk One registration begins at 9 a.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre followed by a five or ten km walk at 9:30. Walk Two takes place at Heritage Ranch with registration at 12:30 p.m. and five or 10 km walk start at 1 p.m. Contact Phyllis at 403-347-1971 or email phuhtala@shaw.ca.

Photo ID Clinic for those in need of Affidavits of Identification, will be offered by the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic on Aug. 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This ID does not replace government issued ID but is intended to help people access basic services while replacing their proper ID. To book an appointment, call 403-314-9129.

Steel Wheel Stampede takes over the Stettler Agricultural Grounds Aug. 13 to 15. Events: Aug. 13, pancake breakfast at Stettler Mall, 8 to 10 a.m., tailgate party and beer gardens, 4 to 10 p.m. rodeo at 6 p.m.; Aug. 14, downtown pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 p.m., parade, 3 p.m., rodeo, 6 p.m. Gord Bamford Concert at 9 p.m., Aug. 15, Agriplex pancake breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m., cowboy church, 11 a.m. , rodeo at 1:30 p.m. and beer gardens at 1 p.m. Weekend pass, including concert is $50, concert only, $30. Gate admission is adults, $15, students $5 and free for under six. Rush seating to all performances. For more information call 403-742-3181.

The Seersucker Toady play performance by Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame students in support for the Lopez family who lost their home to fire, will take place at Red Deer Memorial Centre on Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Admission if free, but donations are gratefully accepted. To help out, or find out more, phone 403-314-9108.

Hunting Hills High School Class of 2000 ten year reunion takes place on Aug. 14, 7 p.m. at the Garden Terrace Lounge in the Capri Centre. No cover charge. Dates welcome.

Rosemaling painting exhibit will be open at the Norwegian Laft Hus Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday until 3 p.m. from Aug. 11 to 18. Phone 403-347-2055.

Central Alberta Music Festival to be held on Aug. 13 and 14 features The Trews, St. James Gate, Half Chance Heroes and the Doll Sisters, Ron Hubbard Band, Jim Byrnes, Shane Yellowbird and many more. The festival is held north of Red Deer on Twp. Rd. 392. More food and artisan vendors are expected this year along with the beer garden. Tickets from the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre or the on-line festival website at www.centralmusicfest.com.

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