Sierra of Taylor Drive Music Jam is held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost $2, includes refreshments. Everyone welcome to play and instrument, dance or simply listen to the music. Next jam session is Oct. 3. Phone Chris at 403-341-3385.
Sunnybrook United Church Cookie Walk will be offered on Oct. 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fill a box of cookies of your choice for $5. Complimentary coffee will be served. Contact Linda at 403-347-6073.
Soroptimist Annual Drop and Shop offers a jump start on holiday shopping. It will be held on Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church and will host various home businesses and exhibitors. This fundraiser supports projects that include Women’s Opportunity Award, Violet Richardson Award, as well as others to help women and girls worldwide. Phone 403-885-2390.
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 Oct. 3 session is called Rubbings From Nature. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.
Delburne and District Old In Old Tyme Dances are held on the first Saturday of each month. Music by Gaetz Valley Minstrels. Cost is $7 per person. Contribute to and enjoy shared lunch. Phone 403-749-2035.
All Nations Harvest Church in the Red Deer Holiday Inn welcomes everyone to their Opening Celebration Service on Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Join them for fellowship and food after the service. Regular Sunday services are at 10 a.m. with prayer and fellowship coffee time starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information call Alfred at 403-342-5457.
Senior Citizens Downtown House Pot Luck suppers are held the first Friday of each month. The next one will be on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. The cost is $5. Phone 403-346-4043.
Eggshells for Changelings exhibit opening night will be on Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harris-Warke Gallery, as part of First Fridays events. This is a new exhibit by Dawn Candy based on stories of faeries and spirits from her childhood. The exhibit continues until Nov. 6 at this location. Contact Paul at 403-346-8937.
Piano Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra contemporary CD release party will be celebrated on Oct. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at bilton contemporary art, as part of First Fridays events. Local musicians Cheryl L. Cooney and Anita Bhadresa perform on the CD, accompanied by St. Petersburg Orchestra of Russia, and others. Phone 403-343-3933.
Central Alberta Film Experience Festival will be held at The Matchbox Theatre from Oct. 2 to 4. The festival features programs of the best short films from Alberta, Canada, and the world, as well as special gala premieres over three nights. For tickets and information, contact The Matchbox, or see www.centralalbertafilmexperience.ca
Canadian Foodgrains Central Alberta Charity Harvest is set for Oct. 3 at noon. Please bring a lawn chair and your friends for the annual harvest barbecue. The project field is located on Hwy. 12, just north of Gull Lake, approximately one mile west of The Wooden Shoe café and convenience store. If the weather is not suitable, the harvest will take place the following week. Contact Doug at 403-782-1860.
Opening reception for the exhibit Catching the Creator’s Moment: Oils by Jim Visser takes place on Oct. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Museum and Art Gallery space at Parkland Mall. Come meet the artist and retired farmer, Jim Visser, and discuss his prairie landscape oil works. Phone 403-309-8405. This exhibit continues until Nov. 22.
Ladies Auxiliary of Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 holds general meetings the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be on Oct. 5. For a ride please call Ahti at 403-346-0124 before noon on meeting day. Meat draw every Friday at 5 p.m.
Red Deer Independent Film Group’s Reel Movie Mondays continue with the Japanese film Departures on Oct. 5 at Cineplex Galaxy Theatre at 7 p.m. This film won the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film, and tells of a suddenly unemployed symphony musician who mistakenly takes a job at a funeral home. Tickets at the door cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships for the Red Deer Independent Film Group, and advance tickets may be purchased from Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery space in the Parkland Mall, or by phone at 403-347-1416. Memberships cost $10, and entitle the holder to a discount on ticket prices for the current season. Ticket packages for the fall season’s five films are available for $35 for members, and $45 for non-members. See reelmoviemondays.ca, or phone Keith at 403-347-2006, Rod at 403-309-8445, or James at 403-356-4859.
Annual General Meeting of Central Alberta Council on Aging will be held at the Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre on Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. The Honourable Mary Ann Jablonski, minister for seniors and community supports, will give the opening address. Other topics on the agenda are elder abuse, nomination and election of directors, and more. There will be a $3 charge for a coffee and muffin. Contact Sam at 403-341-5491.
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