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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.

Lacombe Royal Canadian Legionoffers 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.

Canadian Heritage Breeds is having a poultry shop and swap on Sept. 5 from noon until 4 p.m. at All In One Pet Care. More than fifty rare and heritage breeds on display and for sale, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas and others. Meet breeders from other provinces. Open to the public. Call Liz at 403-347-9106 for more information.

Taoist Tai Chi Society is holding an open house on Sept. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bay C16 5580 45 Street (Cronquist Business Park.) Come and enjoy a cup of tea and watch free demonstrations, join a free lesson and learn about the health benefits of Tai Chi. For more information call 403-346-6772.

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 an instrument, dance or simply listen tos the music. Next jam session is Sept. 5. Phone Chris at 403-341-3385.

Family Planetarium tour will take place at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Sept. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. Join an interpreter for a tour of the fall sky and its constellations. Cost is $3 per person or $10 per family at the door. Call the Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 for more information.

Dickson Store Museum last day of the summer season is Sept. 7. For times call 403-728-3355.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Sept. 9 at Legion Hall in Innisfail from 4 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 23 at Kinsmen Community Centre in Ponoka from 3 to 7 p.m.; Sept. 16 at the Red Deer College in Red Deer from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sept. 30 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 24 at Masonic Hall in Camrose, 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

Reynold’s Alberta Museum Harvest Festival in Wetaskiwin runs on Sept. 5 and 6. Visitors can see vintage agricultural machinery in action and demonstrations of fieldwork, including steam traction engines, bread baking and learn about urban farming with Jim Hole of Hole’s Greenhouses on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors $5 for youth age seven to seventeen and $20 for families; free for children under six. The museum will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labour Day. For information, visit or call 1-800-661-4726.

Bashaw Historical Society annual general meeting will take place on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at Bashaw Neighbourhood Place. Old, former, young and new members are most welcome. Yearly membership is $10. Volunteers are needed to prepare the Bashaw and District: 100 Years of Memories, history book to be published in 2010. Since the number of submissions has been overwhelming, a two volume set will be published. Gift certificates can be purchased for Christmas gifts. For more information call Pam at 780-372-2031 or Leanne at 403-784-3437.

First Friday Opening Reception for Donna Herrick in celebration of her exhibit “the accidental nature of much that appears” will be held on Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the alleyscape studio. This Lacombe artist works consist of a series of small collages in prints and metalwork which will be on display at the gallery until Oct. 10. View the exhibit on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or on Fridays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Additional times are available by appointment by phoning 403-597-9788.

Walking With Your Grief — Walk ‘N’ Talk is a free drop-in on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Red Deer Hospice. Volunteers accompany participants on a mild 30 minute walk around Anders on the Lake, followed by light refreshments. In case of uncertain weather, participants are invited to relax and sit and sip refreshments indoors. Contact Simone or Marion at 403-309-4344, ext. 105.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre offers Drop-in Scrabble at 1 p.m. on Mondays during the summer for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074.

Historic Markerville Creamery Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays to Labour Day weekend. Phone 403-728-3006, or 1-877-728-3007, or see

Information session on human trafficking will be offered on Sept. 8 at The Salvation Army at 7 p.m. Human trafficking is the second greatest and fastest growing criminal activity in the world today. David Bouchard of Magdalene House Society will present information to create awareness of this tragedy, and shed light on what can be done about it. There is no cost to attend. Donations will be accepted for Magdalene House Society.

Danish Canadian National Museum and Gardens hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and from 11:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays until Sept. 7. Come visit the museum, gardens, dormitory coffee house, and gift shop located 30 km west of Innisfail and four kilometres south of Spruce View (800 metres south of the four-way stop in Dickson). Phone 403-728-0019 or visit

Red Deer Horseshoes Club plays every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. weather permitting at 4620 47 Ave. Novice and experienced players welcome on Sept. 8 and 10. Contact Marg at 403-347-2087.

Rocky’s Organization for Animal Rescue (ROAR) meets every second Tuesday of the month at Rocky Mountain House Elementary School library at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on Sept. 8. Those interested in animal rescue, or for information, please call 403-844-6024.

Afternoon Stroll for Seniors is offered on Wednesdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14 inclusive, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Get out and get active. Join an interpreter for a short stroll on one of Waskasoo Park’s beautiful walking trails. A different location each week, weather permitting. Please call 403-346-2010 for more information and to register. Cost is $5 plus GST/person/week/walk.

Red Deer Pottery Club will be accepting new members on Sept. 8 between 7 and 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio, downstairs at the Recreation Centre. For more information, contact Karen at 403-347-0600, or Sharon at 403-347-8061.

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Annual General Meeting will take place on Sept. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. in room AC 142 at Red Deer College. All members are welcome to attend and vote. Members include season ticket holders, volunteers, and sponsors. Agenda items include selection of 2009-2010 board members (nomination deadline is Sept. 3), and approval of May 31, 2009 audited financial statement. Please RSVP to 403-340-2948.

No Boys Allowed will be offered to teen girls on Sept. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Mezz at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Join in the crafts and make new friends. Phone 403-755-1146 or email to

Cards at the Golden Circle are played on the following days: Canasta is played on Mondays at 1:15 p.m.; Euchre is played on Mondays at 1:15 p.m. beginning on September 14; Cribbage is played on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. beginning September 8; Bridge is played on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.; Partner Bridge is played on the second and fourth Tuesday evening on each month starting at 6:30 p.m.; Military whist is played on the second and fourth Friday afternoon of each month and starts on September 11. For more information on cards please call Diane @ 403-343-6074.

Inspirational Ladies Fun and Fellowship meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Innisfail Legion Hall. Cost is $4 per person including refreshments. The group hosts speakers and special guests each time. This season’s first meeting will be on Sept. 9. Contact Elsie at 403- 227-4834.

Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) Family and Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m. at 301 4805 48 Street. Phone the CABIS office at 403-341-3463. The next meeting will be Sept. 8.

CATena — Central Alberta Theatre’s sampling of the 2009-2010 season will be revealed on Sept. 9 at the Red Deer Memorial Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the entertainment to begin at 7:30 p.m. Check out the dinner theatre lineup, the main stage concerts, family shows, films, dance recitals, comedians — including the multi-talented Rodney Carrington. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, find out about memberships, workshops, and audition dates, and then mingle with the actors, directors, producers, patrons, and audience over light refreshments. Call Florence to find out more at 403-347-8459, or Mary-Lou at 403-346-4491.

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