Switchboard – September 2

First Thursday concert for Sept. 3 features Sharon Braun and Cheryl Cooney with a program ranging from Kurt Weill and Frederick Hollander songs to present day cabaret music and Oscar Peterson piano arrangements.

First Thursday concert for Sept. 3 features Sharon Braun and Cheryl Cooney with a program ranging from Kurt Weill and Frederick Hollander songs to present day cabaret music and Oscar Peterson piano arrangements. Concert runs from 12:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Snell Gallery for the Red Deer Public Library. Free admission; coffee and tea provided by Cafe Noir. Call 403-342-9122 for more information.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Sept. 3, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Country Express Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Red Deer Chapter monthly meeting will be held on Sept. 3 at 4819B 48 Ave. in the Simco Mall at 7 p.m. Phone 1-888-884-2232 or email to reddeer@ccfc.ca.

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.; line dancing at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m., and carpet bowling at 2 p.m. — all on Tuesdays; pool and games on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.; cribbage tournament played on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. The facility is available for group meetings. Interested in playing other card games? For more information, call Lorna Jean at 403-227-7211.

Support group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets the first Thursday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Library. Open to grandparents and others who are raising extended family members. Next meeting is Sept. 3. For more information phone Sandra at (403) 845-5716 or Glenda at (403) 887-3849.

Red Deer Area Hikers meet Sept. 3 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to depart for a hike at Three Mile Bend-Gaetz Avenue Loop. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

Crafty Saturdays at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre begin on Sept. 5 and run from 1 to 4 p.m. Join in every Saturday to create a seasonal, nature-inspired craft. Drop in fee is $2. for more information call 403-346-2010.

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