Switchboard – May 14

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 May 15 session is called Stone Soup and other stories. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.

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 May 15 session is called Stone Soup and other stories. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.

Barbecue for a Cure will be held on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Real Canadian Superstore. All proceeds to Multiple Sclerosis Society research and client services in Central Alberta. Additional barbecues will be held on Saturdays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29 at Superstore, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funds will be delivered at the Meyers Norris Penny MS Walk For a Cure on May 30 at Bower Ponds. Join the walk or the barbecue and support the cause. Contact Connie at 403-340-2663.

Lion Plaza Branch of Red Deer Public Library offers Preschool Storytimes for children ages three to five years on Mondays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., and Toddler Play and Learn Time on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. parents and caregivers with their newborns to three year olds. Both are drop-in programs. No registration is required. For details, phone 403-341-3822. Preschool Storytimes ends May 31, and Toddler Play and Learn ends June 1.

Motherless Daughters support group meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Bra Lounge. Next meeting is May 16. Call Sheena for more information at 403-597-7686.

Tree Planting Bee sponsored by the Bower Community Association, will be held on May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet at the Bower Community Hall at 9:15 a.m. and spread out along the Bower Creek pathways. For more information call 403-347-6994.

Blackfalds United Church burger and garage sale goes on May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by for a burger and look for a treasure at the corner of Minto and Broadway. For more information call 403-885-4780.

Ponoka Art Club Show and Sale will be offered on May 15 and 16 at the Ponoka Drop-In Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 16. Featured artist is Lee Reynolds with potter by the Ponoka Potter’s Guild and soapstone sculptures by Charlie Donald. Silent auction, refreshments and door prizes all for admission by donation. For more information call Nell at 403-783-5507.

Growing Together Gardens Festival will celebrate the opening the newly expanded free community garden of raised planter boxes on May 15 form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 139 Northey Ave. Festival includes free activities for children. For more information call Malinda at 403-347-3961.

Innisfail Library Film Circuit presents, Bull, a movie about a hapless stockbroker caught up in a twisted we of lies, on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Century Theatre. Tickets prices are members, $7, non-members $8 and students, $4.

Community Garage Sale will be held in Blackfalds on May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 55 community addresses are registered. A brochure with addresses and a town may is available from the Town Office, IDA, Neighbourhood Place, the Library, Granny’s Loonie Bin and Servus Credit Union. For more information call 403-885-4677.

National Garage Sale for Shelter, sponsored by Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation takes place on May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3608 50 Ave. For more information call Kathy at 403-505-1894.

Season opening of the historic Markerville Creamery Museum is on May 15 starting at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, $4. The spring market will open at 10 a.m. at Fensala Hall until 3 p.m.

Red Deer Art Club is hosting the Alberta Community Arts Club Association juried Central Zone Art Show featuring more than 50 artists. It is open to the public on May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Lodge to view the paintings. For more information call Jean at 403-346-6248. Winners will go on to the Provincial Zone Show which will be displayed at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in June.

100 Voices on Highway 2 brings together 100 youth from Mount Royal Youth Choir, and Arioso Choir in Calgary, along with the Shumayela, the Kokopelli Apprentice Choir from Edmonton, and the Nota Bene Youth Choir from Red Deer College on May 15, 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Red Deer. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for people under 18 years. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance from the church. Call 403-346-4560 to purchase advance tickets, or see www.rdc.ab.ca to find out more.

International Book Fair will take place at The Hub on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to find a variety of books in different languages for all ages. Contact Jan or Leah at Central Alberta Refugee Effort, 403-346-8818.

Alberta Band Association Festival of the Bands 2010 takes place May 17 to 28 at Red Deer College Arts Centre. Junior, senior, and community band students from across western Canada will be participating in performances, clinics, and sight-reading activities with approximately 8,000 students expected to attend. The festival is free of charge, and the public is invited to attend. See www.rdc.ab.ca

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.

Red Deer Pottery Club meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio in the Recreation Centre, downstairs. New members always welcome. For more information call 403-347-8061 after 6 p.m.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: May 19 at Ponoka Kinsmen Community Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; May 26 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; May 27 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. Closed Monday, May 24 for Victoria Day.

Red Deer Cruise Night will continue weekly on Thursday nights until the end of September, weather permitting from 6 to 9 p.m. at Parkland Mall. 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.

You Are What You Eat! presentation at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will be offered on May 16 at 2 p.m. Join Heidi Olstad — registered dietician — speak on food choices and their effects on one’s health, and the health of future generations. Learn healthy alternatives to meet snacking needs and more. Please bring a donation for the Red Deer Food Bank to receive free admission. This presentation is held in conjunction with the exhibit Hungry Planet: What the World Eats and Red Deer Eats on display until June 20. Phone 403-309-8405.

Whisker Rescue Kitten Shower will take place on May 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart. Each spring kitten season brings an overflow of orphaned kittens and expectant mothers all needing food, shelter, and tender loving care until they are old enough to find their forever homes. Gift wish items especially needed include foster and adoptive homes for kittens and cats, gift cards for pet related items, financial donations (tax receipts will be issued), canned kitten food, cat beds, kitten toys, scratching posts, kitty litter, cleaning supplies such as bleach, paper towels, garbage bags. See www.whiskerrescue.com, or contact Stacy at 403-342-7298, or Corina at 403-877-0258.

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