Switchboard – July 19

Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at #4 Iron Wolf Boulevard (lower level).

Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at #4 Iron Wolf Boulevard (lower level). On July 20 there will be a short meeting followed by a tours of members’ gardens, and the Field of Honour garden at the cemetery. All gardening fans welcome. A $2 drop-in fee applies. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061.

Senior Citizens Downtown House parade day lunch will be offered on July 21 for a cost of $4. Phone 403-346-4043.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Parkland Old Tyme Music Makers. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Bargain Treasures Thrift Store welcomes gently used items, except large furniture, computers and monitors. Please bring items inside the back door at 5217 Gaetz Ave. during business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is run by volunteers and all proceeds stay in the community. Phone 403-347-9711.

Red Deer Legion Westerner Parade special events include beef on a bun at noon for a cost of $8, live music by Five Plus One playing from 1 to 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. for the seniors dance, and smorgasbord at 5:30 p.m. for $11.95, all on July 21. Phone 403-342-0035.

Downtown Market will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 6 at the former Arlington Hotel site at the corner of 51 Ave. and 49 St. Contact Laura at 403-340-8692.

Gluten Free Family Potluck Supper will be held at Great Chief Park on July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. Contact Fay at 403-347-3248 or Clarice at 403-341-4351 to confirm attendance.

From Red Deer’s Attics — an exhibition from the clothing collection of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery — opens July 16 and runs until Oct. 12. This exhibit is the fifth largest textile collection in the country and shows some of the finest examples of fashion and craftsmanship found in Canadian museums, and spans pre-European settlement to contemporary. Phone 403-309-8405.

Gospel tent meetings will take place July 21 to 25 one block north of the junction of Hwys. 11A and 2A in Chiles Industrial Park. Come and enjoy music, special singing, testimonies of God’s life changing power, and preaching of God’s word, July 21 to 24 at 7 p.m., July 24 at 1 p.m. for worship, teaching, and prayer, and at 2:30 p.m. on July 25 for the closing service. Look for the big yellow and white tent. For more information, contact Alvin at 403-598-6873.

Grandparents’ Day at Ellis Bird Farm on July 22 features LadyBug Organic Gardens helping grandparents and children pick vegetables and raspberries (if ready) and watch jam being made. At the end of the day, the participants will leave with their own jar of preserves. The afternoon will be spent doing hands-on nature related activities. Children must be at least six years old. Cost is $20 per child. Grandparents attend free of charge. Pre-registration is required. See www.ellisbirdfarm. ca, or phone 403-885-4477. Event hours are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum will host a tea and tour on July 21 from 12 to 3 p.m. Come, relax in the 1889 log house, and enjoy a light lunch, homemade pie with ice-cream, and musical entertainment. Then, take a seat on the guided tour wagon and learn about the history of farm museum. Cost is $10. Large groups, please book ahead by calling 403-340-3511.

Summer Safety Expo and Barbecue will be held at AMA at Southpointe Common in the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 20. Highlights include safety displays, mini bike rodeo for children with properly fitting helmets, and other children’s activities, barbecue courtesy of M&M Meats with proceeds to Safe Communities Central Alberta, the opportunity to win a free bike helmet, and more.

To be included in this listing, please email event details to editorial@bprda.wpengine.com, fax to 403-341-6560, or phone 403-314-4325.

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