Switchboard – July 9

Benalto Booster Club’s annual tail gate sale takes place on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book a spot for only $10. Call 403-746-3775.

Benalto Booster Club’s annual tail gate sale takes place on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book a spot for only $10. Call 403-746-3775.

Delburne Class of 1959, ‘60 and ‘61 will hold their 50 year reunion on July 28, 29 and 30 at the Elnora Ag Centre. Registration is $30 per person. Reply by July 10 to Mavis at 403-773-2265, email mavisbuckland@gmail.com, Ted at emtjamieson@telusplanet.net or Larry at 403-749-2004. Camping is available; for hook ups call 403-773-3922 or Audrey at 403-773-2109.

Artist talk and studio tour by Pat Matheson for her exhibit of ceramic sculpture and etchings, is planned for July 11 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. See www.reddeermuseum.com. Call 403-309-8409.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: July 10 at Lacombe Memorial Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; July 14 at Royal Canadian Legion in Innisfail from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; July 21 at Kinsmen Community Centre in Ponoka from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; July 28 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and on July 29 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and 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. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Ellis Bird Farm Annual Bluebird Festival will be held on July 10. The day will start with a twoonie pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Red Deer’s Jazz Explosion will provide musical entertainment, and activities will include bluebird trail tours, tours at MEGlobal plant, bird banding demonstrations, and many other fun children’s activities. The annual Blue Feather Award will also be presented. Phone 403-885-4477, or see www.ellisbirdfarm.ca

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 July 10 session is called Whimsical Watercolour Wonders. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.

Ebleskiver ‘N Jam Day at the Danish Canadian National Museum and Gardens in Dickson, will be held on July 11 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. All you can eat Ebleskiver for $8 or $4 for children under six years. Admission by non-perishable donation to food bank. Call 403-540-7161 for more information.

Old Fashioned Country Ice Cream Social will be offered at Sunnybrook Farm Museum on July 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy home-made ice cream made from a John Deer engine, old fashioned games, prizes for an old fashioned hat contest, music, concession and much more. Call 403-340-3511.

Art At The Lake show and sale will be held at the Sylvan Lake Lion’s Club Hall on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Show features pottery, jewellery, ceramics, watercolours, glass work, metal work and much more. Admission is free. Coffee and snacks will be on hand.

Pioneer Handicraft Day will be held on July 11 at Fort Normandeau from 1 to 5 p.m. Drop in and test your pioneer life skills with wood stove cooking, sewing, gardening, animal husbandry and more. Admission by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. Call 403-347-7550 for more information.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rimbey, and Ponoka. Call Joanne at 403-314-1922.

Memorial Society of Red Deer and District office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CIRS Community Village. Phone 403-346-4636, or see www.memorialsocietyrd.ca, or email to info@memorialsocietyrd.ca.

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