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Penhold Day on June 12 will offer a variety of events including a pancake breakfast at the Penhold Memorial Hall

Penhold Day on June 12 will offer a variety of events including a pancake breakfast at the Penhold Memorial Hall from 8:30 to 10 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., garage sale at the Drop In Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a fun fair from 1 to 4 p.m., duck race at Lincoln Street Recreation Centre at 3 p.m., a movie at Penhold School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and a dinner and dance, tickets, $25, available by calling 403-886-4567. For more information call Brianne at 403-886-5464 or email community1@townofpenhold.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 June 12 session is called My Imaginary Market. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Free with admission. Phone 403-309-8405.

Guerilla Nature Art Day will be held on June 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Let your rebel artist come out to play as participants decorate Festival Field with nature-inspired guerilla art in this countdown to Artwalk event. Artist About Town Emily Neufeld will be in attendance. Drop in and join the fun. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Phone 403-346-2010.

Red Deer Centre Women’s Institute Judged Handicraft Display will be open for viewing at the Golden Circle from June 8 to 12. A spring tea will be held on June 12 from 2 to 4 at the Golden Circle. Phone 403-347-0636.

Lacombe Legion Breakfast is offered on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy the breakfast on June 13. No breakfasts will be held in July and Aug. Phone 403-782-6441.

Council of Canadians annual general meeting with guest speaker, Doug Scott will take place on June 14 at the Club Cafe. Happy hour and visiting, 6 p.m. followed by 6:30 meal and meeting. Cost is $20. Open to the public. To RSVP and for more information call Ken at 403-342-7989.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) Innisfail meets every Tuesday in the basement of the Innisfail United Church. Weigh-in from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Call Rose at 403-227-6903 or Elsie at 403-227-3508.

Red Deer Celiac Support Group will hold a hot dog sale fund raiser at the south Sobey’s on June 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Gord Bamford Concert will be hosted by Lacombe Ford today, June 13 in the Lacombe Ford parking lot. Donations of cash or food will be accepted for various local non-profit organizations. Event includes a kids’ zone with face painting and a bouncer house. Gates open at noon with concert at 1:30 p.m.

Yard Sale Fundraiser for the Danish Canadian National Museum and Gardens, 4 km south of Spruce View, will be held on June 12 form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are still welcome. Call 403-728-0019.

Davenport Church of Christ Old Time Country Fair will be offered on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family activities include pancake and sausage breakfast, carnival games, candy emporium, bake sale, buggy car wash, three-legged and gunny sack races, peddler corner garage sale, popcorn, hot dog lunch, pie and ice cream, beverages, miniature horses, clowns, special guest singer songwriter Rob Heath from Edmonton, barbershop quartet, Central Alberta African choir, local entertainers and more. All participation by donation, excluding bake sale. Proceeds to Namwianga orphanage in Zambia, and other mission projects. Contact John at 403-347-3986, or Connie at 403-346-9064.

Senior Citizen’s Downtown House Open House will be offered on June 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. See the Downtown House, have some coffee and squares, and more. Phone 403-346-4043.

Bread and Roses: An Afternoon of Art and Song will be held at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on June 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Food Jam includes a live jam session and open microphone on the theme of food, and how food contributes to our sense of belonging. For more information, performers are asked to call Bruce at 402-396-2139. Can City will be held in conjunction with the exhibit Hungry Planet. Come help build the Can City art installation with the canned food donations the museum has been collecting. Please bring a donation to the food bank for free admission. Phone 403-309-8405.

Historic Red Deer Cemetery Walking Tours will be offered on Wednesdays, June 16 and 23 at 7 p.m. Join Michael Dawe — curator of history at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery — for a guided tour of Red Deer Cemetery. Cost is $5, or $3 for museum society members. Tickets are available in advance by phoning 403-309-8405.

Red Deer Artwalk Festival begins on June 12 at the Red Deer Market with Artists-About-Town artist Suzanne Johnston who specializes in original mosaics.

See Suzanne and her works from 9 a.m. to noon at the market. The festival continues with Emily Neufeld drawing at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on June 13 from 1 to 5 p.m., Kathleen Polson oil painting at City Hall Park on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sonja Loefman demonstrating paverpol at Alberta Art and Drafting Supplies on June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Jorge Danyau working on graffiti influenced painting at City Hall Park on June 17 after lunch. The Amble Gallery bus tour runs June 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. which offers guided visits to a number of art galleries. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for those under 13, and may be purchased at the MAG, Sunworks Home and Garden store, Gallery IS. And, on June 18 the festival site in Rotary Recreation Park in downtown Red Deer gets hopping with Friday Night Films. The event will showcase short independent works by students in Red Deer College’s Motion Picture Arts program and will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the big tent. It’s totally free, including the popcorn, but be sure to bring lawn chairs. The festival culminates on June 19 with Artwalk Festival day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a wonderful day of art, music, and demonstrations. Admission is free. See www.reddeerartwalk.ca, or contact Janet at 403-342-4861, or Sheila at 403-347-2431.

The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts a support group for spouses the second Monday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at #101, 4805 – 48 Ave., Red Deer. Last meeting for spring is June 14. The group will resume in Sept. For information phone 403-346-2540 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca

Public hearing on CP trail natural area in Sylvan Lake will be held in Sylvan Lake Council Chambers on June 14, 5:30 p.m. Skateboard park location will also be discussed.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: June 16 at Rimbey Community Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; June 23 at West Central High School in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and on June 24 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.

Gaetz Memorial United Church Rummage Sale will take place on Thursday, June 17 from noon to 7 p.m., on Friday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of gently used items may be dropped off at the church on Monday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. No large electronics, computers, appliances, or furniture, please. Call 403-347-2244 for more information.

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