Switchboard – November 5

Julestue Scandinavian Bazaar will be held at Spruce View Hall on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out the Scandinavian crafts, antiques, collectibles, and more.

Julestue Scandinavian Bazaar will be held at Spruce View Hall on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out the Scandinavian crafts, antiques, collectibles, and more. Admission $2 including coffee and juice. Children are admitted free of charge. Danish Restaurant opens at 11 a.m. To book a vendor table or for information, call Joanne at 403-227-4917, or Sharon at 403-728-3355.

Monday jam sessions are held at Olds Evergreen Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 15, 29, and Dec. 6 and 13. Coffee and snacks served. The cost is $3. Phone 403-556-2640.

Christmas Craft and Gift Sale will offer early Christmas gift selections at Bentley Community Hall on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from an assortment of homemade baking, handcrafted floral arrangements, cards, jewelry, children’s pajamas, toys, and more.

St. Leonard’s Church A.C.W. Winter Wonderland Bake Sale takes place on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $3. Bazaar items from Ten Thousand Villages and P.W.D.R.F. Christmas Cards will also be available.

St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church Annual Fall Tea and Bazaar will be held on Nov. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Lacombe. Highlights include white elephant table, Christmas sale, bake table with lots and lots of cookies, and craft table. Phone 403-782-4212.

Bentley United Church Thrift Shop is open the first Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. Contact Gail at 403-748-2935.

Creating Connections Open House will be on Nov. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Connect to community services and volunteer opportunities at this free event. Participate in a scavenger hunt and enter to win a door prize. Contact Nicky at 403-346-4636.

Annual Poinsettia Tea and Bake Sale at Davenport Church of Christ will be celebrated on Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 including tea, coffee, juice, sandwiches, pastries and door prize draw. Proceeds will support the Christmas hamper fund.

Sargent Wilson and His Troupe Show will perform at the Ponoka Legion on Nov. 6., 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 either in advance at the legion or at the door. Call the legion at 403-783-4076.

First Fridays offers the following exhibit opening parties on Nov. 5: Art from the Streets Group Show opens at 4935 – 51 St. from 6 to 8 p.m.; New Works by Vivian Bennett, Rikki Renard, Elizabeth Ferchuk, Erika Schulz, and Jeri-Lynn Ing from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gallery IS; New Works by Rob Fleming from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by Randi Boulton performing music off her new CD from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Hub; Wheels in Motion by Patti Morris in the Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m.; Wet Paint: mixed media paintings by Wendy Meeres from 5 to 9 p.m. at Velvet Olive; and Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery for five current exhibits from 5 to 8:30 p.m. See Exhibits section for details.

Annual Harris-Warke Gallery Fundraiser Grand Opening will be held on Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning with Emily Ursuliak reading her poem This is Somewhere as part of First Fridays events. Artists have donated an original piece of art based on the poem. Funds raised will assist gallery operations. To view the poem, see http://harriswarkegallery.com/ or view it read by actor Jeff Woodward on Red Deer Arts Days Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/reddeerartsdays. The Annual Fundraiser will run from Nov. 5 to 19. See www.paulboutbee.ca, or email to harriswarke@canoemail.com.

Sierra of Taylor Drive Music Jam is held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome to play and instrument, dance or simply listen to the music. Next jam session is Nov. 6. Free of charge. Phone Chris at 403-341-3385.

Robert Service free performance at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Nov. 7, 2 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium features Songs of Service — songs about World War I, and Service with a Smile — light-hearted songs about love and life. Poetry and music by Robert Service, art by Paul Boultbee, music and arrangements by Bruce Jacobson. Phone 403-346-2100.

Innisfail Public Library Film Circuit presents the film War Brides at the Innisfail Century Theatre on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 per adult, and $4 per student, and $5 for war veterans. Phone 403-227-4407.

The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts a support group for spouses the second Monday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at #101, 4805 – 48 Ave., Red Deer. Next meeting is Nov. 8. For information phone 403-346-2540 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca

Money Mentors presents Scrooge’s Christmas — Past, Present and Future free community information session on financial literacy will begin on Nov. 10 and continue on the second Wednesday of each month at Community Information and Referral Society office from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Money mentors is non-profit credit counselling organization. Phone 403-234-6198 to find out more.

Fall Turkey Supper at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will be held on Nov. 10. Sittings available at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Costs are $30 per family of four, children ages six to 12 years cost $5, and children ages 12 year and up cost $10, children under five years eat for free. Limited seating. Tickets are available at the church office, 403-340-1022, or contact Don at 403-347-5372. Proceeds will support an orphanage in India.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Nov. 10 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Innisfail from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 17 at Kinsmen Community Centre in Ponoka from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Nov. 19 at Red Deer College from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 24 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Nov. 25 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Regular Red Deer donor clinics are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Red Deer clinic will be closed Nov. 11. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Queens Basketball Camp for girls and boys in Grades 4 to 8 will be offered on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Deer College. Coaches Dawn Smyth and Janine Day along with the Queens Basketball team will instruct. To register, see www.rdc.ab.ca/continuing_education, or phone 403-357-3663.

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