Switchboard – September 14

Tea, luncheon and tour will be hosted by the ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum on September 2 and again on September 16 from noon to 3 p.m.

Tea, luncheon and tour will be hosted by the ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum on September 2 and again on September 16 from noon to 3 p.m. Relax in the 1889 log house and enjoy a lunch, home-made pie and musical entertainment. Then take a seat on the guided tour wagon and learn about the history of the farm museum. Cost is $10. Large groups please call ahead. For more information call 403-340-3511.

Alix Women’s Institute Fall Farmers Market will be held on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alix Community Hall. For tables, $10, call Irene at 403-742-2794.

Norwegian Laft Hus Society Museum fall and winter hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the unique log house with the sod roof in Heritage Park, which houses a collection of historic and cultural objects from Norwegian Canadians. Phone 403-347-2055.

Bentley Boutique is open on Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Donations of clean, current clothing for all ages are gratefully accepted. For more information call Barb at 403-748-2160, or Ruth at 403-748-2118.

Benalto Leisure Club games and socializing afternoons are offered every Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact Mary at 403-746-5237 or Joan at 403-746-3436.

Central Alberta Historical Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Sept. 16, 7 p.m. at the Golden Circle Seniors Centre. Canadian Pacific Railway presentation by Michael Dawe, and video will be held following the meeting. Contact Shirley at 403-346-5218.

Launch of the Family Resource Centres will he celebrated at Red Deer Public Library Children’s Department at the downtown location on Sept. 16. A special storytime will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and the official launch will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Free refreshments will be served. A special collection of parenting books, DVDs and other materials will be available at the library, The Third Academy, and the The Fred Vincett Wellness Centre at Red Deer Regional Hospital. Phone 403-346-4688.

Our Land, My People: The Struggle of the Lubicon Cree is a documentary film shot in northwestern Alberta by Amnesty International which records how Canada continues to violate international law by allowing massive extractions of oil and timber from Lubicon territory. The film will be shown on Sept. 16 in the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch starting at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by the film’s director Dietlind Bork, and cosponsored by the Council of Canadians. Phone 403-342-7989.

Alzheimer Society Coffee Break at the Red Deer RCMP Downtown Detachment on the patio is open to the public on Sept. 15. Drop in and enjoy a coffee and cookies between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., make a donation to this worthwhile cause, and find out about the Safely Home program. Phone 403-346-2540.

Drop in Carpet Bowling at the Golden Circle starts September 15. It runs each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. For more information please call Carol @ 403-302-9004.

Celiac Support Group meets in the coffee lounge at the south location of Sobeys Inc. on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on Sept. 15. Contact Fay at 403-347-3248.

Central Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bethany Care CollegeSide on the second floor. The next meeting will be on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Phone 403-347-5075.

Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at #4 Iron Wolf Boulevard (lower level). All gardening fans welcome on Sept. 15. A $2 drop-in fee applies. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061.

What is dementia? presentation with Dr. Robertson will be given at the Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre on Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $12. Limited seating available. Purchase tickets in advance at the Alzheimer Society office. Contact Darlene or Elsa at 403-346-2540.

Back to School Wellness Seminar takes place on Sept. 16 from at 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Chamber of Commerce meeting. The cost is $7, including snack. Please RSVP to jhlifestyles@yahoo.com.

The Golden Circle Ho-Downers are a fun group who perform in nursing homes, lodges and by special request. Practice are held on Wednesdays starting at 2 p.m. Practice resumes on September 16. Everyone welcome. For more information call Bea at 403-342-0418.

To be included in this listing, please send event details to editorial@bprda.wpengine.com, fax to 403-341-6560, or phone 403-314-4325

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