Switchboard – May 26

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is collecting donations for the Red Deer Food Bank Society.

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is collecting donations for the Red Deer Food Bank Society. The Food Bank wish list includes canned meat, macaroni and cheese, pasta sauce, smaller containers of peanut butter, and dry or canned soup. Food donations can be used for free admission to view the galleries and attend events. The food will be donated to the closing of the Hungry Planet exhibit. Phone 403-309-8405.

Family Drop-In Storytime is offered on Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the children’s department at the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library. Songs, finger plays, crafts and more geared to three to six year olds. Children under three welcome with an adult. Phone 403-346-4576.

Red Deer Native Friendship Society will be hosting an Information Session on Wellbriety Movement on May 27 at 1:30 p.m. Presenters will be Tanya Schur and Mandy Griffiths. Phone 403-340-0020.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, May 27, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Badlanders II Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Red Deer Area Hikers meet on May 27 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 9 a.m. to depart for an eight km hike at Barnett/Cranna Elizabeth Lake loop. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

Jamie’s Run for STARS will be held on May 27, 11 a.m. at Poplar Ridge Elementary School. To join in or find out more, contact Christy at 403-341-9299, or 403-350-3858.

Widowed Support Network meeting will be held on May 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church. This group is a community based, volunteer-led, support group that provides a safe place for men and women who have lost their spouse through death to interact with and mutually support each other. Free to attend. Email to widowedsupportnetwork@gmail.com.

Red Deer and District SPCA will hold its annual garage sale May 28 to 31 at 5237-54 Ave. Donations can be dropped off during the month of May. Computers, clothing, large appliances and TVs will not be accepted. For more information, call Brenda at 403-309-6374 or the SPCA at 403-342-7722.

Warm up for the Bird Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on May 28. Dr. Gordon Court will present Return of the Peregrine: Management and Recovery of the Peregrine Falcon in Western Canada. His peregrine, Otis and Rory — a Great Horned Owl and a Northern Boreal Own from Medicine River Wildlife Centre — will be on hand. Contact Judy at 403-342-4150.

Wolf Creek Community Church Annual Garage and Bake Sale will be held on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on May 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church in Lacombe. All proceeds go to WCCC MomTime which provides fellowship, fun, and food from Sept. to April.

Adoption Fair and open house will be held on May 30 at Bishop Place on the third floor from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be an adoptive family presentation at 2 p.m. Learn more about the children who are currently awaiting adoption, options surrounding adoption, and the community supports which are available. Contact Kim at 403-755-1479, or toll free at 310-000, then the number.

Optimist Club of Red Deer will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 29 with a gala evening of reminiscing and remembering the impact the club has brought to the community. Celebrate at the Black Knight Inn with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For ore information call Norm at 403-342-5372 or Ken at 403-347-4285 or email galnorc@shaw.ca.

Rummage Sale with plants and baking will be held at the Salvation Army Church on May 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. and May 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Terry at 403-346-2251 for more information.

Red Deer Sea Cadets Annual Review Parade will be held at the Cormack Armouries on May 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Red Deer is the only Corp. in Alberta with its own self-sustained sailing program at Sylvan Lake. Year end award presentations, and a review of the Sea Cadet program will be highlights. See reddeerseacadets.ca, or phone 403-346-5533, or 403-347-4215.

Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis will be held at Pioneer Lodge beginning at 11 a.m. on May 30. Registration will be held at 9:30 a.m. There will be games for children, prizes, barbecue and more. Pledge forms available online at www.cysticfibrosis.ca, or from 403-886-4756.

Central Albertan African Centre Annual General Meeting will be held on May 30, 4 p.m. at The African Centre in downtown Red Deer. See www.caac1.ca, or phone 403-986-7305.

Lacombe and District Garden Club Perennial Exchange and Sale will be held on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at #3 Sandstone Ave. in Lacombe. Contact Edie at 403-782-4569.

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.