Switchboard – November 23

Maskepetoon Community Crime Watch Association will hold an information session on Nov. 24, 7 p.m. at Burbank Hall. Speaker Shane Klein will give a talk on parental control of the Internet. For more information call Sherri at 403-342-6225.

Maskepetoon Community Crime Watch Association will hold an information session on Nov. 24, 7 p.m. at Burbank Hall. Speaker Shane Klein will give a talk on parental control of the Internet. For more information call Sherri at 403-342-6225.

Red Deer College’s Art Society will hold a Christmas sale on Nov. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the RDC Forum. Items for sale will include drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and much more.

Cards at the Golden Circle are played on the following days: Canasta is played on Mondays at 1:15 p.m.; Euchre is played on Mondays at 1:15 p.m.; Cribbage is played on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.; Bridge is played on Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m.; Partner Bridge is played on the second and fourth Tuesday evening on each month starting at 6:30 p.m.; Military whist is played on the second and fourth Friday afternoon of each month. For more information on cards please call Diane at 403-343-6074.

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.

Toy drive in support of Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be held at StoreSmart Self Storage located in Gasoline Alley. Toys for children aged eight to 16 are especially needed. In exchange for donations, the storage company will offer a discount on their boxes and packaging. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Phone 403-343-7443.

Turkey supper, sponsored by the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd men’s group, will be offered on Nov. 25 with two sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $30 for a family of four, $5 for children six to 12 years and free for children under six. Call Don at 403-347-5372 or the church office at 403-340-1022.

Stettler and District Agricultural Society Annual Christmas Craft Farmers’ Market will be held on Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Concession available. Over 50 vendors participating. Phone 403-742-6288.

A Musical . . . A Family Night Out will be held at Sunnybrook United Church on Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a musical performed by the children who attend the church. Life School Musical takes place in a science classroom where the children have some unexpected biblical characters visit them. Come and enjoy the upbeat music and refreshments. The cost is $5 per person, or $15 per family. Phone 403-343-1773.

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 Nov. 24. The December get together will be held on Dec. 8, and will feature a potluck lunch at 11:45 a.m. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632.

ReThink Red Deer presents Steve Woolrich of SeCure Consulting Solutions speaking on how to contribute to safe streets and neighbourhoods, at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 in room 1303 at Red Deer College. Find out about graffiti, urban planning, property protection, and more. Email to info@rethinkreddeer.ca.

Seniors Resource Clinics are held on the following dates: Nov. 25 — 10 a.m. at Stettler Paragon Place, and at 2 p.m. at Barrett Place in Red Deer; Nov. 26 — 9:30 a.m. at Golden Circle in Red Deer. Contact Wendy at 403-309-8198 or Barb at 403-309-8197. This month’s topic is boosting your memory.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

An Evening of the Arts at Notre Dame High School will be showcased on Nov. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Area. Free of charge to enjoy performances by the high school arts students. Phone 403-342-4800.

Ponoka Legion is presenting an evening of entertainment with Nikki Reed, celebrity impersonator and music from the fifties and sixties on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, are available at the Ponoka Legion. For more information call 403-783-4076.

Monthly midweek mezz Movie invites teen to watch Disney’s Robin Hood, and enjoy snacks on Nov. 25 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Phone 403-755-1146, or email to jen@rdpl.org.

Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Societyis holding their monthly meeting on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Sunnybrook United Church. Members are asked to bring a piece of genealogical memorabilia, or a favourite item collected as part of their heritage, and present it to the group. Contact Mary Joan at 403-346-3886.

Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Elnora Drop In Centre. Cowboy boots and hats welcome. The next date is Nov. 25. For information, call 403-749-2047 and 403-773-3600.

Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (except Dec.) at 7 p.m. at the Drop In Centre. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. The next meeting will be on Nov. 25. For more information call Davina at 403-227-1141.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Gaetz Valley Minstrels is on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Blackfalds United Church weekday services will be offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Join in for coffee and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 and Dec. 9. Contact Ray at 403-885-4780.

<b.Sunrise Toastmasters Club open house will be offered on Nov. 24 from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Parkland Funeral Home reception area. The guest speaker will be Lyn Radford, chair of the Red Deer Olympic Torch Relay Event Task Force. Radford will speak about the events surrounding the arrival of the Olympic torch in Red Deer in January. This sample meeting will be open to the public and other service clubs. Refreshments will be served. Contact Marvis at 403-343-0091.

Red Deer River Naturalists meet the fourth Thursday of most months at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Non-members are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be on Nov. 26 and features Dr. Glynnis Hood of Augustana University in Camrose speaking on her research findings of beavers and their ecology, how beavers battled the drought and won, and more. Annual membership is $15 for individuals and $20 for families. See www.rdrn.fanweb.ca, or phone 403-392-7672.

Stettler Agricultural Society Tenth Annual Bullarama will be held on Nov. 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stettler Agriplex. The cost is $15 per ticket including 9 p.m. cabaret, or $10 for cabaret only. Phone 403-742-6288.

You Can’t Get There From Here — A family friendly comedy written by Pat Cook — will be performed by the Innisfail Town Theatre at Ol’ Moose Hall. Dinner theatres will be held on Nov. 27 and 28, Dec. 3 to 5, and Dec. 10 to 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show time at 8 p.m. Dinner theatre tickets cost $32 each. A general performance will be offered on Nov. 26 with doors open at 6 p.m., and show time at 7 p.m. Tickets for this performance cost $17. A matinee will be offered on Dec. 6 with the doors opening at noon, and show time at 1 p.m. Matinee tickets cost $17 each. To purchase tickets and for information, phone The Legman at 403-227-5966.

Masterpiece Retirement Inglewood Craft and Bake Sale takes place on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A collection for Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be held. Phone 403-346-1134.

United Way fundraiser at The Hub on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. features homemade soups, buns, Subway cookies, Tim Hortons coffee, McDonald’s juice, and Ross Stafford music. Admission is $5. Phone 403-340-4869.

Country of Red Deer workshop on farm and business energy usage will be offered at noon at the country office on Nov. 23. Toso Bozic from Alberta Agriculture will speak about opportunities to reduce energy costs such as biomass technology, and discuss financial incentives to adopting alternative energy technologies. Coffee will be served. Please bring your own lunch. For more information, contact Ken at 403-342-8653.

Ponoka General Hospital Gift Shop staff appreciation sale for all AHS employees and volunteers will offered on Nov. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Present your AHS identification tag and receive a 20 per cent discount, and pay no GST on all items except Breast of Friends items, gift certificates, and Nurse Mate shoes. Phone 403-783-3341. Proceeds support patient comfort and care at Ponoka General Hospital.

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