Switchboard – July 13

Tea and Tour at Ellis Bird Farm is offered each Tuesday in July at 2 p.m.

Tea and Tour at Ellis Bird Farm is offered each Tuesday in July at 2 p.m. Enjoy tea and a treat at the Ellis Bird Farm Tea House, followed by a guided tour of the site. The cost is $6, and pre-registration is required by phoning 403-885-4477.

Open call for performing artists for inclusion in the Red Deer Performing Arts Directory. This directory will provide the community with a catalogue of performing artists living and working Red Deer and area. Along with the inclusion in the directly, artists will have the opportunity to perform in a showcase event at Bower Ponds on Sept. 19 as park of Alberta Arts Days. There is no submission fee; deadline is July 15. For more information call 403-309-4091 or email culutremailbox@reddeer.ca.

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.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre will hold a garage sale on July 15 form 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To book a table, $15, register a the Golden Circle or call 403-343-6074.

Summer CARE CLUB at the Library for children and families who believe in respect, kindness and caring will take place on Thursdays, July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the children’s area at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for activities, games, and videos. Meet new friends of different cultures, learn about youth of the world, and more. Activities include henna tattoos, hair braiding, origami, songs, stories, drumming, art, music, dance, drama, ethnic guest speakers and more. Co-sponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort. Phone 403-346-4688.

Red Deer Horseshoes Club plays every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. — weather permitting — at the horseshoe pits north of the Golden Circle. There is a $10 per person yearly registration fee. Novice and experienced players welcome on July 6 and 8. Contact Marg at 403-347-2087.

Lacombe Days will be celebrated on July 15 to 18 at various venues. Thursday highlights include Chamber of Commerce barbecue at 11:30 a.m. in support of Scholarship Endowment Fund, Sunny 94 Birthday Bash at 11 a.m.,

Curves barbecue in support of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter at 11:30 a.m., Street Skate Off at 1 p.m., and Drive-in movie of Mobsters vs. Aliens at English Estates starting at 10 p.m. Friday starts with AFSC Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m., Kiddies Carnival at 10 a.m. for children ages six and under with adults, and at 1 p.m. for children aged seven years and up, Alberta’s Own Independent Music Festival will be held at Michener Park on at 4 p.m., and fireworks at Michener Park at 11 p.m.

On Saturday, Lacombe and District Historical Society offers a pancake breakfast at Michener House at 8 a.m., followed by traditional country music at Michener House from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Blacksmith shop demonstrations will be shown starting at 11 a.m. at 5020 -49th St. Self-guided walking tour brochures are available of the historical downtown, and downtown murals, and art collections. The parade will start at 10 a.m., and the show and shine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curves First Annual Chili Cook-Off will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At the same time, Lacombe Foundation barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art In The Park features hands-on demonstrations and more starting at noon.

The Rose and Lily Show will be held at the Memorial Centre starting at 11 a.m. with judging results at 4 p.m. Lacombe Centre Mall Family Fun Fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alberta’s Own Independent Music Festival will be held at Michener Park on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., followed on Saturday by Cabaret with Ian Stuart at the curling rink at 6 p.m. Advance tickets cost $15, and tickets at the door cost $20. For youth in grades seven to 12, Much Music Dance will be held at the Memorial Centre at 7 p.m.

Sunday starts off with Wolf Creek Community Church pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at Michener Park, followed by Interdenominational Church Service at 9:30 a.m., as well as Lacombe Light Horse Show at the Agriculture Canada Research Station from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Old Fashioned Family Penny Carnival for children ages six to 14 years at 1 p.m. Ball games, beer gardens and much more also offered most days. See www.lacombedays.ca, or phone 403-782-4323.

I Remember When…a drop in program offered at Fort Normandeau will be held on July 15 starting at 1 p.m. Admission by suggested donation of $2 per person. For more information call 403-347-7550.

Staycation Weekend will take place at Fort Normandeau from noon on July 17 to 5 p.m. on July 18. Camp at the Fort for the weekend and be a tourist in your own hometown. Fee includes a tent spot, many on-site activities, continental breakfast, BYO lunch, supper and gear. Tents only. No alcohol at this family event. Register, $50 per family, by 7:30 p.m. on July 15. Call 403-346-2010 for information and registration.

Service Canada Centre for Youth opened in May. Employers and youth are invited to post and check out summer work possibilities at 4911 51 St. on the second floor. All services are free of charge. Phone 403-340-4250.

Norwegian Laft Hus is open every day throughout the summer as follows: Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Wednesdays, close at 3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Located in Heritage Square, 4402 – 47 Ave., Red Deer, it is a replica of a 17th century Norwegian log farm home with a sod roof. Phone 347-0255.

Floor Shuffleboard at the Innisfail Curling Club is offered July 13 to 15, and again Sept. 7 to 9. The games begin at 8:30 a.m. Lessons are offered to newcomers. Drop in and have fun. Fees are $5 per day or $10 for three days, playing an equivalent of three games per day, plus a turkey shoot at the end. Lunch is available. Recreational vehicles welcome. No services. To find out more, contact Adele at 403-347-2956.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 40 Homes Street. This 12-step program of recovery is for individuals experiencing difficulty with overeating. No dues or fees. See www.oa.org, or phone Phyl at 403-347-4188, or Margaret at 403-347-1350.

Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) Family and Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m. at 301 4805 48 Street. Phone the CABIS office at 403-341-3463. The next meeting will be July 12.

Rocky’s Organization for Animal Rescue (ROAR) meets every second Tuesday of the month 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on July 13. Those interested in animal rescue, or for information, please call 403-844-6024.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Frisky and Friends. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Cultural Awareness Cafe, sponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort, will be held on July 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Phone CARE at 403-346-8818 for more details.

Twilight movie and triva at the Red Deer Public Library will be presented on July 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. for teens, ages 12 to 17. Call 403-755-1146 for more information.

Seniors’ Advisory Group will meet on July 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Public Library Kiwanis Meeting Room. Discuss new ways to attract seniors to the library. Call 403-346-4576 for more information.

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.

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