Switchboard – March 29

Maskepetoon Community Rural Crime Watch Meeting for rural community members on March 30, 7 p.m. at Burbank Hall

Maskepetoon Community Rural Crime Watch Meeting for rural community members on March 30, 7 p.m. at Burbank Hall. Ian Wheelliker, executive director of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter will speak on family violence. Directions: north of Red Deer on Hwy. 2A to Hwy. 597, head east to Burbank Estates sign, turn right and follow the road down to the Burbank Reception area. Phone 403-342-6225.

Dr. Tererai Trent, in partnership with A Better World, will launch Freedom Run 5000 on April 1, 7 p.m. at the Red Deer Lodge and again April 2, 7:30 p.m. at Canadian University College in Lacombe. Dr. Trent will share in the dream of students from the college who have set the goal to build classrooms and educate 5000 girls. Free admission but donations to the project, with tax receipt offered, will be accepted. For more information call 403-782-1140.

Diversity Day will be celebrated on March 30 at various venues at Red Deer College. Join the Cultural Café at Bethany CollegeSide, room CS 2182 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. to find out about inter-cultural communication and share views on the elimination of racial discrimination. Diversity Canvas will be offered at the RDC Forum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all to create a canvas to reflect RDC’s racial diversity. At the same time, take in diversity booths and presentations. Then, sample international cuisine and enjoy a movie screening celebrating diversity at RDC Forum and Margaret Parsons Theatre from, 4 to 7 p.m. To take part in the international food and film event, RSVP to lee.wiebe@rdc.ca.

Bower Place Community Association seniors’ coffee and card parties are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Bower Kin Place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join the fun on March 30. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632.

Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-346-4688.

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

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Information Session will be held on March 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kentwood Alliance Church in Red Deer. Call Joanne at 403-314-1972.

The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts an Early Stage Group on the last Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at #101, 4805 – 48 Ave., Red Deer. Pre-screening is required. Next meeting is March 31. For information phone 403-346-2540 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Country Express is on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, April 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Country Express Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Canadian Red Cross</b. invites those interested to an information evening on March 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to be held at the local office at 3030-55 Street. Staff and senior volunteers will be on-site to answer all questions about volunteering with the Red Cross family. RSVP your attendance by March 30 by calling 403-346-1241.

Open house for Disability Services Assisted Technology at Red Deer College will be held on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Four Centres of the college. Learn about opportunities for students with learning disabilities to learn using leading edge technology. From 11 to 11:30 a.m. join a presentation on accommodated exams and tour the RDC Test Centre. At 1:30 a presentation on transitional planning — empowering students for a positive postsecondary experience will be offered.

Prayers from the Ark, music by the RDC Chamber Choir, features a six comical pieces from the perspective of one of the animals on the ark on April 1, 7:30 p.m. on Mainstage at the Red Deer College. The Percussion Ensemble will perform an array of jazz and blues numbers and other ensembles will perform a variety of chamber works. Tickets, $11.25, are available from Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.ca or call 403-340-4455.

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