Switchboard – November 18

Ponoka Legion Country and Old Tyme Dance is held on the third Friday of each month. Next dance is Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium with music by Peace Hills Country Ramblers.

Ponoka Legion Country and Old Tyme Dance is held on the third Friday of each month. Next dance is Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium with music by Peace Hills Country Ramblers. Lunch served at 11 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Call Verna at 403-783-5396 or the legion at 403-783-4076 for more information.

Drop-in Babytimes is offered on Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m., or on Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch Children’s Department for children from birth to 24 months of age along with their caregivers. Phone 403-346-4688. The fall session ends on Dec. 11.

Crafty Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. All ages invited to drop in and create seasonal, nature-inspired crafts. The cost is $2 per craft. Phone 403-346-2010.

I Remember When … will be offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Nov 18 at 1 p.m. Enjoy a short film, refreshments and memories on a different theme each month. Admission by suggested donation of $2 per person. Phone 403-346-2010.

Documentary and Discussion at Kerry Wood Nature Centre takes place on Nov. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. In the mood for some debate? Come for a documentary, followed by refreshments, and candid discussion. This month’s film will be Wall•E. The cost is $3 per person at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Phone 403-346-2010.

Ponoka Seniors’ Drop-In Centre musical jamboree sessions take place every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost $2, includes refreshments. Everyone welcome to sing, play an instrument or just enjoy the music. Phone Glen at 403-783-3850.

The November Singles dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Penhold Hall. Music by Hot Spur. Cost is $10. Doors open at 8, music starts at 8:30 p.m. For information call Keith at 403-350-5493 or Elaine at 403-341-7653.

Food bank donations accepted at DynaLIFE patient care centres until Dec. 11. Those who drop off food are eligible to win prizes, including $1,500 Fairmont Hotel gift card, an HP 10.1 netbook, and a $200 Best Buy gift card. See www.dynalifedx.com

Name That Tune runs from Nov. 13 to 20 at Harris-Warke Gallery as its annual fundraiser. Participating artists have been asked to create work based on a favourite song lyric. Each piece will be sold for $30. The event opens at 6 p.m. sharp on Nov. 13. Patrons who have attended previous fundraisers know that this art work goes quickly, so please be on time to avoid disappointment. All proceeds will be used to fund the operations of the gallery located in Sunworks.

Central Alberta Prostate Awareness and Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church in the parlour. The next meeting is Nov. 19. This group has a great deal of experience and information to share. Knowing about the prostate, symptoms of prostate cancer, and other prostate diseases can save your life. Men and spouses are welcome. Contact Bert at 403-3808, or Bill at 403-342-0694.

Ladies Getting Connected meets every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Christian Assembly. This fall’s study is Love as a Way of Life by Gary Chapman. Phone Maxine at 403-358-8248, or Dolly at 403-342-7313.

Buffalo Lake Naturalists meet in the basement of St. George’s Anglican Church in Stettler at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The Nov. 19 meeting features speaker Tim Schowalter, environmental consultant, speaking on early bird of prey, research in the northern Yukon. Contact John at 403-742-2007 for more information.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Nov. 19, 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.

Widowed Support Network meeting will be held on the third Friday of each month 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. The next meeting will be on Nov. 20. Email to widowedsupportnetwork@gmail.com.

Public lecture on the historical development of Canadian deaf education will be given on Nov. 19 at 7:30 in the west wing of the Red Deer College Library. Featured speaker is Dr. Stephane D. Perreault. Admission is free and snacks and cash bar will be available. For more information call 403-342-3402.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, third in a series of grief seminars presented by the Red Deer Hospice Society, will take place on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. This seminar is aimed at addressing challenges one faces during the holidays, special occasions and seasonal changes. For more information call 403-309-4344, Ext. 105.

Philosopher’s Café discusses “What the heck is art” on Nov. 19, 7 p.m. in the Red Deer College Library. Join host Guillermo Barron, RDC philosophy instructor, as he leads the discussion. No philosophical training or expertise is needed. Free admission and snacks. For more information call 403-342-3152.

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School trading post has collected gently used and clean clothes, DVDs, books, blankets, toques, mittens, and jackets .On Nov. 20 the public can trade food or a cash donation to shop at the LTCHS Trading Post in International Hall at the school from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. For more information call 403-347-1171.

Parkland Garden Centre Annual Craft and Market Show will be held on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is a donation to the Red Deer Food Bank. Phone 403-346-5613.

Paul Rumbolt concert at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Enjoy folk songs and storytelling, and participate in the a silent auction fundraiser for a Guatemalan women’s gro up. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 at the door, or by calling Doug at 403-782-1860.

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.

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