Switchboard – March 12

Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn about the natural world around us.

Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn about the natural world around us. Drop in, or phone 403-346-2010 to find out more.

Blackfalds United Church musical jam session will be held on March 14 at 2 p.m. Come play and instrument, sing, or just listen. Music from gospel to country to old time rock and more. This event held on the second Sunday of every month. Donations to the food bank accepted. Contact Ray at 403-885-4780.

The March Singles dance for members and guests will be held at Penhold Hall on Saturday, March 27, 8:30 p.m. Performing will be Randy Hillman. For ticket information call Elaine at 403-341-7653.

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 March 13 session is called Robots! Robots! Robots! All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.

Spruce View Community Library regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Contact Paddy or Marie at 403-728-0012.

Senior Citizens Downtown House musical jam session for all musicians and music lovers are held the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Next session March 13. Admission $2.50, includes coffee and snacks. Call 403-346-4043.

IL DUO, because the world needs more tenors, a comedic vocal concert will be held on March 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Scott Block. Tickets, $15 adults or $10 for students are available at the door.

St. Patrick’s Day Tea and Bake Sale at Mirror United Church starting at 2 p.m. on March 13. Dave Hopkins will be providing the entertainment. Wear green, gather up some friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Contact Gale at 430-788-3835.

Clive Figure Skating Club Carnival — The Olympics — will be celebrated on March 13 starting at 2 p.m. at the Clive Arena. Admission is $10 per family, $4 for adults, $2 for children aged six to 12 years, and free for children six years and under. Phone 403-784-4448.

Lacombe Legion Breakfast is offered on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy the breakfast on March 14. No breakfasts will be held in July and Aug. or Nov. Phone 403-782-6441.

Old Tyme Dance at Mirror Community Hall is held the second Saturday of every other month. Next dance March 13. Doors and cash bar opens at 7 p.m. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Lunch to follow. Live music. Admission $10. Contact Jean at 403-788-3787.

French Song Festival with Johanne Blouin will be presented on March 12, 7 p.m. at Crossroads Church. Tickets are on sale now from Black Knight Inn. Members pay $12 each or $42 per family. Non-members pay $20 each. Tickets at the door cost $20 each.

Red Deer Flying Club invites those interested or involved in aviation to come to monthly get-togethers on the third Monday of each month at the clubhouse at Red Deer Regional Airport. Contact Bert at 403-350-5511.

Perspectives: Canada in the World at RDC welcomes Phil Fontaine on March 17, 7:30 p.m. at Red Deer College Arts Centre Main Stage. Fontaine is former chief of Assembly of First Nations, and has a passion for justice, and promoting a stronger future for Canada’s First Nations people, the fastest demographic in Canada. Tickets cost $35, or $25 for high school, RDC college students, faculty, and staff, and are available from Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 403-340-4455.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: March 17 at Kinsmen Community Centre in Ponoka from 3 to 7 p.m.; March 18 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; March 26 at Red Deer College Forum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March 31 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8:30 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.

Break-a-Leg Theatre for youth in Grades 3 to 6 will be offered on March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Take the stage with drama games and activities using puppets, props, costumes, and more. Phone 403-346-4688.

Children’s Chess Club is offered on March 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Children ages eight years and up, from beginners to experienced players are invited. Phone 403-346-4688.

Fireside Readers Bookclub will discuss the book The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Epstein on March 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Phone 403-346-4576.

Birdhouses with Bob will be offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on March 14 at 2 p.m. Children aged six to 13 years are invited to build a birdhouse and learn about the birds that will be coming back soon. Adult must accompany child. Cost is $6 per child for KWNC members or $7 per child for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Phone 403-346-2010.

Red Deer Independent Film Group’s Reel Movie Mondays continue with Reel Injun on March 15 at Cineplex Galaxy Theatre at 7 p.m. The film examines negative and inaccurate depictions of Aboriginal people in film, and offers an intricate, emotional trip that ends optimistically with Aboriginal people finally able to tell their own stories in their own languages. Tickets at the door cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships in the Red Deer Independent Film Group, advance tickets, and ticket packages for the entire series may be purchased at the Red Deer Public Library. The series package is for $35 for members, and $45 for non-members. See reelmoviemondays.ca, or phone Keith at 403-347-2006, Rod at 403-309-8445, or James at 403-356-4859.

Central Alberta Ladies Sweet Adelines Hearts of Harmony will be presenting an evening of narration and a cappella singing in conjunction with the Lethbridge Chorus in Hearts a Chord: a Tale of Two Cities, on March 20 at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Church. Tickets cost $15. Contact Wendy at 403-318-0157, or email wcawson@telus.net to reserve a seat for this event.

RDC Music Program Graduation Recitals are free to the public on March 14, in the Arts Centre Mainstage. Voice recitals of Kallie Clayton and Danielle Hayduk begin at 2 p.m. and piano recital by Bailey Skaret at 7:30 p.m.

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