Switchboard – November 4

Meet the artist reception for “Anonymous” Smith will be held at the Red Deer College Library in Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet the artist behind the RDC Library’s latest exhibition Be — TheCracks —tween.

Meet the artist reception for “Anonymous” Smith will be held at the Red Deer College Library in Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet the artist behind the RDC Library’s latest exhibition Be — TheCracks —tween. The artist will be available to discuss his work, and will also be performing a real-time interactive project. Free admission and snacks. Cash bar. See library.rdc.ab.ca or call 403-342-3152.

Opening reception for Those Who Can, Teach, will be held at bilton contemporary art, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. This exhibit features the creative works of the Red Deer Public School District’s secondary art teachers who inspire children to make and appreciate art. The exhibit runs until Nov. 28. For more information call the gallery at 403-343-3933.

First Thursdays in the Snell offer free chamber music concerts from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the Snell Auditorium on the first Thursday of each month. Café Noir will sponsor the series and provide free coffee and tea. The November program features Louise Stuppard, Ruston Vuori, and Danica Hoffart, with a program for violin, piano, and voice. Bring lunch, or purchase at the café. Phone 403-346-4576.

Golden West Drop-in (Spruce View) welcomes old and new members to the following activities: monthly meeting followed by birthday cake, ice cream, coffee and tea on the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.; morning coffee — every morning from 6:30 to 9 a.m.; bridge at 1 p.m., and carpet bowling at 2 p.m. — on Tuesdays; pool and games on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The facility is available for group meetings. Interested in playing other card games? Call Lorna Jean at 403-227-7211 or Myrtle at 403-728-3792.

Chapter monthly meeting will be held on the first Thursday of each month at The Manor Building at the corner of 49 St. and 48 Ave. at 7 p.m. Phone 403-346-7337.

First Friday celebration with Alberta artist Norma Barsness will be on Nov. 6 at Gallery IS from 6 to 9 p.m. Barsness’ exhibition called Art and Soul, that turns the commonplace into something special, will be on display until Nov. 28 at Gallery IS. Call the gallery at 403-341-4641.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of The Badlanders II Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery space in Parkland Mall on Saturdays. The Nov. 7 session is called Poppies in Pastel. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.

Unto Him Quartet will be at Liberty Church on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. Phone 403-342-7800, or see www.untohim.ca

Forshee Hall family dance nights are the first Friday of each month, Oct. through June, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 per adult, children 17 years and under are free. Evening lunch is included. Live old time music. Next dance is Nov. 6 with Rimbey Rhythmaires. For more information, call Mary at 403-748-3378.

A Journey of Change: 40 Years of Inspiration free workshop is offered on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Stage, Arts Centre, Red Deer College. A panel of social work alumni will inspire and rejuvenate participants, sharing experiences, expertise and diversity of practice. All are welcome. Contact Joleen 403-343-3422, ext. 34.

Christmas in Markerville will be held on Nov. 6 to 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Fensala Gallery, Creamery Market, and cookie walk are some of the highlights. Phone 1-877-728-3007 or admin@historicmarkerville.com, or www.historicmarkerville.com

Julestue at Spruce View Hall will be on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy the Scandinavian bazaar, and Danish restaurant. Call 403-728-3355.

Red Deer College Welcome Back Reunion runs from Nov. 5 to 8 with numerous events such as Queens Hockey game, lunch with the president, Student’s Association reunion, pancake breakfast, wine tasting festival and more. For more information about event times and tickets visit www.rdc.ab.ca/alumni

Opening reception for a new exhibit of art created by the artsparks participants, will take place on Nov. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hub at 4936 Ross Street. The exhibit runs until Nov. 27.

Meet the artists reception for the Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council who have a collaborative exhibition showcasing the skills of various local artists takes place on Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library. The exhibit runs until Nov. 28 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

Moms On The Go Christmas Gift Show will be held on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sylvan Lake Community Centre. Free admission but donations of food and money to the Sylvan Lake food bank will be collected. Those who donate to the food bank will be entered into a $250 shopping spree. Contact Jennifer at 403-887-0565.

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