Switchboard – August 18

Norwegian Laft Hus Society Museum summer hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; close at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Norwegian Laft Hus Society Museum summer hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; close at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Check out the unique log house with the sod roof in Heritage Park, which houses a collection of historic and cultural objects from Norwegian Canadians. Phone 403-347-2055.

Benalto Leisure Club games and socializing afternoons are offered every Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact Mary at 403-746-5237 or Joan at 403-746-3436.

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.

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.

Ellis Bird Farm hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday, Sundays, and holiday Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For bookings and more information call (403) 885-4477, or see www.ellisbirdfarm.ab.ca

Red Deer Art Club meets on Aug. 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at City Hall Park. 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. 19 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to depart for a 6km hike at Innisfail Napoleon Lake and Market. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

Jazz at the Lake, the annual Jazz Festival in Sylvan Lake kicks off on Aug. 19 with Johnny Summers’ Little Big Band Concert and Swing Dance at the Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club Tournament House. Aug. 20 features Emilie-Claire Barlow at the Stevenson Performing Arts Centre. Other ticketed events include Edmonton Jazz Orchestra, Steve Pineo at the Lions Hall on Aug. 21. The festival winds up with the Jazz Pub Crawl and Farewell Jam on Aug. 22. Lots of free, family events run through the weekend also. Tickets on sale now. Check out the details at www.JazzAtTheLake.com

Bocce Ball drop-in is held on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. — weather permitting — outside at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. This is a non-competitive and fun way to meet people, make friends, and enjoy the outdoors. Drop in fee of $1. Call Leona at 403-342-4747.

Bentley Boutique is open during the summer on Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. or by appointment at the Bentley Care Centre. Donations of clean, current clothing for all ages are gratefully accepted. For more information call Barb at 403-748-2160, or Ruth at 403-748-2118.

Bastions and Bones, a Blackfoot Special Event, will be presented at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Aug. 20 to 22. Experience Blackfoot culture with drummers, dancers and ceremonialists from the Piikani Nation. Sharing Circles on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. along with a mini powwow on Saturday at 1 p.m. Celebrate 125 years of National Parks in Canada performance on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Weekend events include a variety of activities. Call 403-845-6680 or email rocky.friends@pc.gc.ca.

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.

I Remember When ­— an afternoon to explore settler skills will be offered at Fort Normadeau on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. Call 403-347-7550 for information.

Donalda Hiking Trail official opening and fundraising supper takes place on Aug. 21 with activities at 1 p.m., ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner at The Lamp, $15 for adults, $7 for ages six to 12 and free for under six, includes chicken, corn roast, Caesar salad and dessert. Take in the Bench Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call Bruce at 403-883-2943 or email brugart@mailhub.ca.

Fridays at the Hub on Ross features the Friday market, offering fresh fruits and vegetables from noon to 3 p.m. and live music starting at 1:15. Aug. 20 features Duane Hay.

Friday Night Ghost Walks take place at the Innisfail Historical Village on Aug. 20 and 27. Enjoy the sound effects and surprises. Show times are 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.

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