Switchboard – January 26

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels. Admission is $7. Phone Allan or Irene at 403-347-6165.

Red Deer and area Toastmasters meet the following days and times: Sunrise meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the Parkland Funeral Home, phone Mavis at 403-343-0091, email to medey9@shaw.ca, or barbcd@shaw.ca; Kitowin meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in room 2402 at the Red Deer College, phone Kathryn at 403-342-1075, or email to kcramer@shaw.ca; Dream Catchers meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Cosmos Centre, phone Kim at 403-343-0715, or email to dreamcatcherstm@cosmosreddeer.org; Sylvan Slick Speakers meet on Mondays at Gospel Chapel in Sylvan Lake at 7 p.m., phone Debbie at 403-887-0968, or email to oostindie@telus.net.

Laughter Yoga Club will be offered on Tuesdays at noon at the Golden Circle. Suitable for all ages and mobility levels. No special clothing or equipment required. Cost is $10 per session.

Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-346-4688.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library. Bring the whole family, play board games, and enjoy free refreshments. Registration is not required. Phone 403-309-3488.

Fiftieth Anniversary of Joseph Welsh School will be celebrated on Jan. 27 at an assembly from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Former students, parents, school staff, and community members are welcome. Terry Welsh, grandson to Joseph Welsh, will be in attendance. A time capsule sealed in 1986 will be opened. Phone 403-346-6377.

Young Naturalist Club Participation Day is Jan. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Join in Snow Day with snowshoeing, outdoor and indoor games, and snow crafts. Club membership is $15 per year for the entire family and includes a Young Naturalists Package with supplies and activity booklets for parents and children up to 10 years of age. Phone 403-347-8200, or email Judy at rd.rn@hotmail.com.

Red Deer Arts Council Open House will be offered on Jan. 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the second floor at The Scott Block. Enjoy snacks and drinks, an opportunity to meet the board and staff, and view local art. Contact Diana at 403-348-ARTS (2787).

Monday jam sessions are held at Olds Evergreen Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, and 21, March 7, 14, 21, April 4, 11, 18, May 9, 16, and 30. Coffee and snacks served. The cost is $3. Phone 403-556-2640.

Mahihkan Friendship Circle offers Aboriginal drumming and more on Jan. 28 at The Hub from 6 to 8 p.m. Folks with wheelchairs or mobility assists are especially invited. Presented by Red Deer Native Friendship Society. Phone 403-340-0020.

MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Jan. 29 session is called Creatures of the North. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.

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