Friends of the Mirror Library Society Christmas Tea, Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Dec. 5 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mirror Library. Contact Gale at 403-788-3835.
Blackfalds Holiday Market will be held on Dec. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Blackfalds Community Hall. For table rental or information, call 403-302-7935.
Fine Furniture Meets Fine Art is a stunning exhibit from brothers Jim and Steve Coffey which will be on display at bilton contemporary art from Dec. 4 to Jan. 2, 2010. The opening reception will be on Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. In Jim’s finely crafted furniture, Steve has added his paintings to make truly unique one of a kind furniture. See www.biltoncontemporaryart.com or phone 403-343-3933.
Sierras of Taylor Drive Music Jam is held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost $2, includes refreshments. Everyone welcome to play and instrument, dance or simply listen. Next jam session is Dec. 5. Phone Chris, 403-341-3385.
Delburne and District Old In Old Tyme Dances are held on the first Saturday of each month. Music by Gaetz Valley Minstrels. Cost is $7 per person. Contribute to and enjoy shared lunch. Next dance is Dec. 5. Phone 403-749-2035.
Two Singles dances will be held in December. On Saturday, Dec. 12, Randy Hillman performs at Penhold Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music begins at 8:30 p.m. On Dec. 26, Boxing Day, Randy performs again at Penhold Hall, same time. Cost is $10 for both dates. For information call either Keith at 403-350-5493 or Elaine at 403-341-7653.
Lacombe Royal Canadian Legion offers court whist the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m., and flag whist the third Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Cost $3 per person per visit; refreshments provided. Phone 403-782-5365.
Christmas Luncheon, craft and bake sale, hosted by the Knox Ladies Group, will be held on Dec. 5, 11:30 to 1:30 at the Knox Presbyterian Church. Admission, which includes luncheon is $4 for adults, $2 for children between five and ten years. For more information call 403-346-4560.
Victoria Park Retirement is hosting their annual Christmas craft and bake sale on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts and baking from the residents and various vendors will be available, as well as prizes, raffles, cider and cookies. All proceeds will be going to support The Ronald McDonald House of Red Deer. Call 403-309-1957.
Christmas Bazaar at Westerner Park features baked goods, jewelry, home decor, pet products, clothing, accessories and more offered by over 200 exhibitors on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Prairie Pavilion. Admission is a food item or cash donation to Red Deer Food Bank and/or Red Deer Christmas Bureau. For information see westerner.ab.ca, or the event line at 403-347-4767, or the information line at 403-343-7800.
Red Deer Christmas Bureau is experiencing increased demand this year. Several events are planned for Dec. 5: Bower Place Shopping Centre colouring contest; Cosmos Bottle Depot/Big 105 and The Drive Bottles for a Brighter Christmas; Parkland Mall/Z99 and KG Country Stuff A Bus Event, RCMP Charity Check Stop; Rebels Tuque Toss; and Westerner Christmas Bazaar. New toy collection boxes are also found in the malls, schools, and many businesses. Cash donations are also needed and appreciated. 403-347-2210.
Medicine River Wildlife Centre 2010 calendars will be available for sale at Dentoom’s Greenhouses on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Purchase a calendar and have your photo taken with Otis the great horned owl for this day only. Calendars sell for $20 each, and also contain a raffle ticket for a trip for two to Disneyland Paris. 403-728-3467.
Innisfail Library Film Circuit presents Amreeka at the Century Theatre on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 each, or $7 with membership. Phone 403-227-4407.
Sylvan Lake Mass Choir Christmas Cantata will be presented on Dec. 6 at 3 and 7 p.m. at Sylvan Lake Alliance Community Church, and on Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Directed by Kerry Heisler. Phone 403-887-3595.
Balmoral Community Association Supper will be held at the community hall on Dec. 6 starting at 5 p.m. Highlights include carol singing, a visit from Santa Claus, and more. Guests are welcome. Contact Bob at 403-346-4594.
Lacombe Kozy Korner jam sessions are held Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Come to play, sing or listen. Cost $2, includes coffee and cookies. Phone Jack at 403-782-3532.
Central Alberta Historical Society Christmas Dinner will be offered on Dec. 7, 6 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Win prizes by wearing memorabilia reflecting local history. Tickets, $26 for members, $29 for non-members, available at the temporary museum office, 5439-47 Street (side door) or call Sheila for at 403-347-7873 for more information.
Jam sessions at Alix Community Hall will be held on the first and third Sundays of each month from 12 to 4 p.m. Contact Henry at 403-747-2534. A $2 drop in fee includes refreshments.
Annual Kiwanis Christmas Carol Festival will be held on Dec. 7 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Donations to Red Deer Food Bank Society and Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be accepted. Phone 403-340-1109.
The Golden Circle Singers hold practices on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. These singers perform in local nursing homes and seniors residences, and host a Christmas concert, and an annual spring concert. Call Ruth at 403-309-5477.
Ladies Auxiliary of Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 potluck will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. The group holds general meetings the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. For a ride please call Ahti at 403-346-0124 before noon on meeting day. Meat draw every Friday at 5 p.m.
Rocky’s Organization for Animal Rescue (ROAR) meets every second Tuesday of the month at Rocky Mountain House Elementary School library at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on Dec. 8. Those interested in animal rescue, or for information, please call 403-844-6024.
Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Dec. 9 at Stettler Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 15 at Wetaskiwin Memorial Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 16 at Lacombe Memorial Centre from 3 to 7 p.m.; Dec. 23 at Rimbey Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 30 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and 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. Canadian Blood Services in Red Deer will be closed on Dec. 25, but will be open on Dec. 24 and 31. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.
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