Switchboard – February 23

Ponoka Legion weekly steak suppers continue at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. Cost is $12 per person. Phone 403-783-4076.

Ponoka Legion weekly steak suppers continue at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. Cost is $12 per person. Phone 403-783-4076.

Nature Savvy Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. Enjoy a nature-themed craft or activity. All ages invited to drop in and for a seasonal nature-inspired craft or activity. Phone 403-346-2010.

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.

Mahihkan Friendship Circle offers Aboriginal storytelling on Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Hub. Folks in wheelchairs or using mobility assists are especially invited to join the circle. Topics are crafts on Nov. 19, drums on Nov. 26, and winter tales on Dec. 3. Phone 403-340-0020.

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross lends health equipment to the public. As well, volunteer opportunities are available for individuals cleaning and repairing medical equipment, providing customer service, assisting with data entry, organization and inventory control. Donations are also welcome. Call Donna at 403-346-1241 if you wish to volunteer, or to inquire about donations, or use equipment.

Drop-in Pre-school Storytime is offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Stories, songs, and crafts for three to five year olds. Phone 403-346-4688.

Red Deer River Naturalists owl presentation with Chuck and Lisa Priestly will be featured on Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Find out about owl research, and important bird areas, and meet a non-releasable Barred Owl. Admission is free, and event is open to the public. See rdrn.fanweb.com, or phone 403-347-8200.

Red Deer Native Friendship Society offers Thunderbird Learners Literacy Program on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for parents and their children to explore the amazing world of Aboriginal stories, cultural teachings, and crafts while improving children’s reading skills. Phone 403-340-0020, or drop in the upper level of 5405 50 Ave., or see www.rdnfs.com

CARE CLUB at the Library is for all children and families who believe in respect, kindness, and caring, and meets in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy activities, games, videos, and meet friends of different cultures. Cosponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) Phone 403-346-4688.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Feb. 24, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Five Plus One Band. Admission is $7. Phone Allan or Irene at 403-347-6165.

Fairy Princess Tea Party is a “royal” dress-up occasion for all ages to enjoy stories, crafts, and activities at the Red Deer Public Library special tea party on Feb. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at the downtown location. Snacks provided. No registration required. Phone 403-346-4688.

Bull Skit! 2 Nights of Comedy will be presented by Against the Wall Theatre on Feb. 25 and 26 at the Scott Block Theatre. Tickets, $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, available at the door. Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8.

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