Switchboard – August 17

West Country Ink meets on the first and third Thursday at Golden West Drop In at Spruce View at 7:30 p.m. Contact Myrtle at 403-728-3792.

West Country Ink meets on the first and third Thursday at Golden West Drop In at Spruce View at 7:30 p.m. Contact Myrtle at 403-728-3792.

Talent Show and Fundraiser for 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.

MAGsparks is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Clay work will be the focus for Aug. 9 to 27. Materials and instruction supplied. There is a drop-in fee of $10. Memberships are available for persons with disabilities. For information or to ask questions, contact Janet at 403-309-8443, or see www.reddeermuseum.com

Golden Circle is offering a bus trip to Alder Flats to tour the authentic western frontier town, Em-Te Town, on Aug. 19 leaving at 9 a.m. and returning at approximately 5 p.m. Trip includes transportation, lunch in the Drifters Diner, shopping at the Ponderosa Gift and Tack shop and refreshments while watching a Wild West Show. Walking is required. For tickets, $50 for members or $75 for non-members, visit the Golden Circle or call Diane at 403-343-6074.

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 guests 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

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. until Aug. 18. Phone 403-347-2055.

Fiestaval Latin Festival will be celebrated on Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Red Deer at the intersection of Ross St. and Gaetz Ave. Take in this multi-cultural festival featuring Latin bands and shows from Alberta, free Latin dance classes, kids’ area with bouncers, face painting, balloon making, arts, crafts, Dora and Diego, pinatas, six authentic community food vendors, beer gardens and more. See www.fiestaval.ca, or phone 403-880-1562.

Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre Auxiliary monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month in the chapel at 2 p.m. The Ponoka General Hospital Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, weekends, and evenings by appointment. New members are always welcome. Phone 403-783-3145.

Cooking Challenge for teens ages 12 to 17, takes place today from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library. Create a new dish using mystery ingredients, watch a movie and celebrate the end of the summer reading club. Call 403-755-1146 for more information.

Wrap Up Party at the Dawe Branch, with a special presentation from Mad Science will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. Intended for ages three to eight, but all ages are welcome. Contact the Dawe Library at 403-341-3822 for more information.

CABIS Retreat, for the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society, will meet today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bower Kin community Hall. Supper of chicken Parmesan, salads and pasta will be offered for $13. RSVP to Lorraine at 403-341-3463.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance on Wednesdays presents, Five Plus One on Aug. 18. Smorg, 5 p.m. $11.95, dance, 7:30 p.m., $6. For information call 403-342-0035.

Downtown Market will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from June 2 to Oct. 6 at the former Arlington Hotel site at the corner of 51 Ave. and 49 St. Contact Laura at 403-340-8692.

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