Switchboard – September 17

Nature Savvy Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. All ages invited to drop in and for a seasonal nature-inspired craft or activity.

Nature Savvy Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. All ages invited to drop in and for a seasonal nature-inspired craft or activity. Phone 403-346-2010.

Lacombe Royal Canadian Legion offers court whist the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m., and flag whist the third Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Cost $3 per person per visit; refreshments provided. Phone 403-782-5365.

Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library offers Preschool Storytime for children ages three to five years on Mondays from 10 to 11:45 a.m., and Toddler Play and Learn Time on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for parents and caregivers with their newborns to two year olds. Both are drop-in programs. No registration is required. For details, phone 403-341-3822.

Widowed Support Network meeting will be held on the third Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church. This group is a community based, volunteer-led, support group that provides a safe place for men and women who have lost their spouse through death to interact with and mutually support each other. Free to attend. The next meeting will be on Sept. 17. Email to widowedsupportnetwork@gmail.com.

Glee! new season celebration will be held on Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library. Watch last season’s finale, enjoy Glee! trivia, singing, dancing and more. Phone 403-341-3822.

Alberta Arts Days events will be held Sept. 17 to 19 at The Hub, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Scott Block, Memorial Centre, Alexander Way, RDC Mainstage, and Bower Ponds in Red Deer. Phone 403-346-8818 or each venue for more details. Highlights include Alexander Way Arts Festival on Sept. 18 from noon to 6 p.m., and barbecue in support of Red Deer Food Bank at RDC at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, Earthdance at 4 p.m. on Sept. 18, and Arts at the Pond on Sept. 19 with various musical groups on stage at Bower Ponds.

Free2Walk global walk in support against human trafficking and slavery will take place on Sept. 18 beginning at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 10 a.m. and will continue for 10 km. Proceeds will benefit ACT Alberta and Magdalene House to provide services to victims of trafficking in Alberta. Sponsor someone, walk, or donate by contacting David at dacat2@shaw.ca, or phone 403-342-6191.

Gull Lake Water Quality Management Society meeting takes place on Sept. 18, 2 p.m. at Summer Village of Gull Lake offices (south side). Discussion includes Gull Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan as well as the public hearings relating to the proposed Sandy Point RV development, and more. Contact Norval at 403-803-6914.

Ride for the Breath of Life fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis invites motorcyclists to meet at Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson on Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m., and ride to Drumheller for barbecue, prizes, show and shine and more. Entry fee is $25 per rider, or $35 with a passenger. Collect pledges and win prizes such as airfare or two from Westjet. Contact Susan at 403-886-2384, or online at www.cysticfibrosis.ca under events for Sept. 18, or email to cfcentralalberta@gmail.com.

Yard Sale at Mirror United Church will be held on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake sale will proceeds to mission and service will also be held. Contact Gale at 403-788-3835.

MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Sept. 18 session is called Colourful Plasticine Characters. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.

Charlie the Porcupine is coming to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Phone 403-346-2010.

Heritage Home Tour will held in Lacombe on Sept. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. Limited tickets are available for $25 per person. Pre-paid tickets only, which may be picked up at Michener House Museum and Archives, and the Interpretive Centre. Reserve a ticket by phoning 403-782-3933.

Young Naturalists Club presents Dip Netting and Scavenger Hunt on Sept. 19 at McKenzie Trails starting at 1 p.m. Wear rubber boots and bring along a magnifying glass. Phone 403-347-8200.

Artist Talk by Jean Pederson will be offered on Sept. 19, 2 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. See Pederson’s exhibit entitled Farm Fragments on display until Nov. 14. Phone 403-309-8405.

Innisfail Public Library Film Circuit presents Is Anybody There? starring Michael Caine on Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Innisfail Century Theatre. A one-year film circuit pass includes nine movies for $60, or $8 per movie for adults, $4 per movie for youth. Passes may be purchased from the Innisfail Library, or at the theatre on Sept. 19. Gift certificates for individual movies are available at the library. Phone Colleen at 403-227-4407.

Lacombe Kozy Korner jam sessions are held Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Come to play, sing or listen. Cost $2, includes coffee and cookies. Phone Jack at 403-782-3532.

Golden Fox Run is sponsored by Piper Creek Foundation in support of the Terry Fox Run, and will be held on Sept. 20 at Parkvale Lodge starting at 10:15 a.m. A barbecue will follow the run. Please confirm attendance by phoning Lisa at 403-343-0688, ext. 2.

Writing the Sacred: A Psalm with author Ray McGinnis will be offered on Sept. 20,from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. Learn about the poetry in the Psalms, and how to strengthen your spiritual life by creating your own new psalms, poems, and spiritual journey writing. See www.writetotheheart.com, or register by phoning 403-347-6073, of by emailing to office@sunnybrookunited.org, or at the door.

Red Deer Independent Film Group’s Reel Movie Mondays continue with The Kids Are All Right on Sept. 20 at Cineplex Galaxy Theatre at 7 p.m. A comedy about two teenagers who were conceived by donor insemination, who seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family that their two mothers have built for them, forcing a re-defining of family ties. Tickets at the door cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships in the Red Deer Independent Film Group for $10, advance tickets, and ticket packages for the entire series may be purchased at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The series package is 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.

Poetry reading by Barry Dempster takes place on Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at Sunworks. Hear Dempster read from his recent book Ivan’s Birches and Blue Wherever.

Red Deer Square Dance Club general square dance information and registration night will be held on Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. at Clearview Community Centre. Contact Debbie at 403-896-7389, or Jim at 403-396-3394. Regular square dances with guest callers are held the second Saturday at Gaetz Memorial United Church starting at 7:30 p.m.

Hearts of Harmony of Central Alberta, an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to harmonize, is seeking new members for late summer and fall. Regular practices are Monday nights at 7 p.m. at Church of Christ. The group’s repertoire includes arrangements of show tunes, gospel, country pop and more. For more information call Wendy at 403-227-4979 or Sheryl at 403-742-4218 or see www.heartsofharmony.ca. Free vocal lessons will be offered on Sept. 20, 27, and Oct. 4 and 11.

Town and Country Dance Club offers social dance lessons starting on Sept. 21 and continuing for six weeks at Bower Community Centre. Basic social dance will start at 7 p.m., and A Step Above Basics will begin at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. To register call Lorlie at 403-309-4494, or Doug or Doris at 403-728-3333.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Sept. 22 at Red Deer College from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and Sept. 30 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. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

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