Switchboard – June 21

MAGsparks is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

MAGsparks is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Drawing will be the focus June 7 to 25 Materials and instruction supplied. Come help create a new logo for the re-vamped program. There is a drop-in fee of $5. Memberships are available for persons with disabilities. For information or to ask questions, contact Janet at 403-309-8443, or see www.reddeermuseum.com

Sit and Be Fit exercise program is held on Wednesdays starting at 10:45 a.m. at the Golden Circle. A $2 drop-in fee applies. Phone 403-343-6074.

Red Deer Legion Branch #35 year round events: carpet bowling on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m.; and meat draws on Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Downtown Market will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from June 2 to Oct. 6 at the former Arlington Hotel site at the corner of 51 Ave. and 49 St. Contact Laura at 403-340-8692.

Red Deer Cruise Night will be located at Parkland Mall, weekly on Thursday nights until the end of September, weather permitting. Free to attend, and all models of classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome. Barbecue in support of Red Deer Food Bank will be held. Contact Susan at editors@throughthewindshield.ca, or 403-341-3044, or Dave at challengerdave1@gmail.com, or phone 403-877-5047.

Bentley Boutique is open during the summer on Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. or by appointment at the Bentley Care Centre. Donations of clean, current clothing for all ages are gratefully accepted. For more information call Barb at 403-748-2160, or Ruth at 403-748-2118.

June is Stroke Month. Canvassers from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut will be going door to door to raise awareness of stroke while collecting donations for research, health promotion, and health education. See www.heartandstroke.ab.ca or call 403-342-4724.

Motorcycle Ride for Dad in rural Alberta will be held on June 26 in conjunction with Crop Production Services, Wal-Mart and Mark’s Work Wearhouse to raise funds for prostrate cancer research and treatment. The 2010 poker ride will kick off from Olds and Red Deer and take in a scenic south-centre Alberta and end up in Didsbury for a wrap-up barbecue. Riders wanting more information may visit www.motorcycleridefordad.org/ruralab/aboutus. Sponsorship enquires may go to Sarita at 403-467-0352

Central Alberta Diversity Association Annual General Meeting and Open House will be held on June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Hub on Ross St. Visit the new offices downstairs, meet the new executive director, become a member of the board, enjoy food refreshments and more. Phone 403-340-2143.

Red Deer Public Library celebrates National Aboriginal Week. Watch the stories of five great First Nations Chiefs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at the downtown branch on the following dates: On June 22 see Sitting Bull, parts one and two, and The Black Hawk War; on June 24, see The Pontiac Rebellion — The Trial of Poundmaker, and The Worlds of Joseph Bryant. Phone 403-346-2100.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Bower Place Community Association seniors meet on June 22 for a pot luck lunch and card party at Bower Kin Place starting at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a pot luck lunch item to share. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632.

Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (except Dec.) at 7 p.m. at the Drop In Centre. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. For more information call Davina at 403-227-1141.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Gaetz Valley Minstrels is on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Local Elders share wisdom in celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Allen House at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. All are welcome to attend and share traditional Aboriginal refreshments and speak to Elders about Aboriginal culture.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Central Alberta Child and Family Services — the event sponsor. Phone 403-755-6117.

Red Deer Friendship Centre events on June 22 and 29 include Little Paws from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Women’s Wellness from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and Thunderbird Learners from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wellbriety will be offered on June 24 from noon to 1 p.m., and Open House featuring stew and bannock from noon to 1 p.m. The Annual General Meeting takes place on June 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the society office. Phone 403-340-0020.

Canadian Mental Health Association offers weekly education courses on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Resilience Cafe at A Gathering Place.

Next class is June 24, communication skills and Aug. 5 is relapse prevention. Fee for the course is $25 which includes materials. For more information call 403-342-2266 or visit www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca

Golden West Drop-in located in Spruce View is holding a potluck dinner on June 26 at noon. Bring a dish to share. Dessert, strawberry shortcake available for $2.50. Phone 403-227-5338.

Red Deer Highland Games is looking for tug-of-war teams of eight people to participate June 26 at Westerner Park. Challenge your coworkers, businesses or relatives to win bragging right, advertising and perhaps a radio spot. Application form a reddeerhighlandgames.ca/tugowar

Spirit Seekers Youth Program is offered Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for youth aged 10 to 13 years, and on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. for youth aged 14 to 24 years old.

All youth can visit on Fridays from 3:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. Youth are invited to gather for homework, games, learn skills, have fun, and hang out at Native Friendship Society located at 200, 5405 50 Ave. Other activities include crafts, recreation nights, pizza, bowling, guest speakers, regalia making and more. Phone 403-340-0020 or see www.rdnfs.com

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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