Switchboard – May 25

Perennial Plant Share, sponsored by the Red Deer and District Garden club will be held on May 29 at Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

Perennial Plant Share, sponsored by the Red Deer and District Garden club will be held on May 29 at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Plant drop off 10 a.m., sharing and sale to 3 p.m. For those sharing plants, label name, mature, color, sun/shade preference and approximate bloom time. Sales are cash only. For more information call Rag 403-347-2418. Myron, 403-346-0152 or Wayne at 403-347-7482.

Loaves and Fishes Breakfast Fundraiser will be held on May 29 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Capri Hotel. Enjoy breakfast, live and silent auctions, raffles, prizes and have your photo take with Lyndon Rush and his Screaming Eagle. Tickets, $25 or $180 per table of eight, can be purchased at Loaves and Fishes, or call 403-347-1844 or email loavesfishes@shaw.ca.

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

Russian Family Storytime will be offered on May 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the children’s department at the Red Deer Public Library downtown. Listen to a story, and play and talk in Russian with friends. Phone 403-346-4688.

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 May 25. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632.

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 May 26. For information phone 403-346-2540 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca

Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month 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. Find out more on May 26.

Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society meetingwill be held on May 26, 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bower neighbourhood. The guest speaker will be Lianne Kruger speaking on a Google for genealogists. Contact Mary Joan at 403-346-3886.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Five Plus One is on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Red Deer Food Bank Fundraiser and Silent Auction takes place on May 26 at La Casa Pergola Restaurant. Bidding takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Fred from the Food Bank will be guest bartender from 6 to 9 p.m. Food and wine tastings will be available. Live music. Half of the ticket purchase will be donated to the Food Bank. Silent auction items greatly appreciated. Please direct donations to Margaret at event co-sponsor ­— Hospital Side Physiotherapy Clinic, 403-341-4499, or Shauna at La Casa Pergola, 403-342-2404.

25th Anniversary Lions Foundation of Canada Purina Walk for Dog Guides will take place on May 30 at Double Tree Village in Spruce View. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by open air church service at 11:30 a.m., complimentary light lunch, and the dog walk at 1:30 p.m. Children and pets welcome. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. See www.purinawalkfordogguides.com. A project of Spruce View and District Lions Club. Phone 403-728-3353 for more information.

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