Switchboard – September 28

Steve Bell solo acoustic concert will take place on Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Bell is a Juno award artist and will offer great stories and music in an intimate and personal setting. Tickets available at Scott’s Parables in Gasoline Alley, St. Mary’s Church or call 403-347-3114.

Steve Bell solo acoustic concert will take place on Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Bell is a Juno award artist and will offer great stories and music in an intimate and personal setting. Tickets available at Scott’s Parables in Gasoline Alley, St. Mary’s Church or call 403-347-3114.

Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn about the natural world around us. Drop in, or phone 403-346-2010 to find out more.

What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire will be shown at the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Sept. 29 at 5:45 p.m. This film is about a middle class white man who comes to grips with the demise of the American lifestyle, and will be hosted by The Post Carbon Institute, and the federal Green Party. Admission is free. Contact Evan at 403-896-9061, or Lawrence at 403-505-5853.

Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-346-4688.

Rider Pride: The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Collective Memory — A public lecture by historian Dr. James Martens — will be offered on Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. in the West Wing of the Red Deer College Library. Martens will examine the role of the Riders as a psychologically unifying force. Admission is free. Snacks provided. See www. rdc.ab.ca or phone 403-342-3402.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Sept. 30. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts an Early Stage Group on the last Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at #101, 4805 – 48 Ave., Red Deer. Pre-screening is required. Next meeting is Sept. 30. For information phone 403-346-2540 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca

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.

Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs has openings for their upcoming courses in Spanish kick start, ESL for adults and watercolour painting. For dates, costs and registration phone 403-342-1059 or visit www.rdpsd.ab.ca/commpro

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

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