Switchboard – March 8

Creating with Carlee at the Hub on March 10 and March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. focuses on building easy Easter topiary trees. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-register by March 1 at 403-342-4550 or email creatingwithcarlee@hotmail.com.

Creating with Carlee at the Hub on March 10 and March 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. focuses on building easy Easter topiary trees. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-register by March 1 at 403-342-4550 or email creatingwithcarlee@hotmail.com.

Seniors Resource Clinics are held on the following dates: March 9 — 10 a.m. at Rimbey and District Drop In Centre, and at 1 p.m. at Bentley Drop In Centre; March 10 — 10 a.m. at Westview Lodge, and at 1 p.m. at Columbus Place, both in Rocky Mountain House; March 16— 9:30 a.m. Parkview Manor, and at 1 p.m. at Kozy Korner, both in Lacombe; March 17 — 11:30 a.m. at Downtown House, and at 2 p.m. at Legacy Estates, both in Red Deer; March 24 — 10 a.m. at Stettler Paragon Place; March 25 — 9:30 a.m. at Golden Circle, and at 2 p.m. at Barrett Place, both in Red Deer. March’s topic is: Taking charge of your health. Contact Barb at 403-309-8197.

Spring Gala in support of the Red Deer Hospice will take place on Mar. 11 at the Red Deer Lodge. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner and live and silent auction items. Semi-formal.

Lincoln on the air 1933, a hard times dinner theatre sponsored by Meadowbrook Church, will run on March 12 and 13 at Lincoln Hall with supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by show at 8 p.m. Come dressed in your 30’s hard times glad rags. Tickets, $25, are available at Canwest Travel in Lacombe or by calling 403-782-1433.

<b.Ponoka T.O.P.S. meets on Mondays at Ponoka United Church. Weigh in is held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the meeting to follow from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Please use the south entrance. Contact Gwen at 403-783-2729, or Cheryl at 403-783-3927.

Let’s Sing! will offer an introduction to music for music lovers who may not be able to read music, or even carry a tune. Maestro Curtis Labelle will offer free workshops at The Hub on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 10 and 24. Phone 403-340-4869.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

rEvolve concert, featuring Chris Giffen, will be held on March 12, 7:30 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. The group focuses on original tunes including jazz, gospel, a capella vocals, African and prayer groove. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for youth or $40 for a family. For more information or tickets call 403-347-6073, 403-347-6539 or email office@sunnybrookunited.org.

Spanish por favor — Do you want to part of a club and practice peaking Spanish? Join in on Tuesdays at the Kiwanis Gallery of Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from 7 to 8 p.m. All experience levels are welcome to join these free practice sessions. See www.rdpl.org, or www.conversaspanishcentre.com, or phone 403-342-9110, or 403-348-0853.

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 March 9.

Yoga Alliance of Red Deer (YARD) is now taking registrations for the ten week spring session which begins on March 14. For information on all classes visit www.reddeeryoga.ca or call 403-350-5830.

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 March 9. Those interested in animal rescue, or for information, please call 403-844-6024.

Diamonds after the wedding ladies formal gala, hosted by the Kinette Club, will be held on March 13 at the North Hill Inn. Doors open at 5 p.m., cocktails, 5:30 and dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment by the Porter Band. Wear your old wedding gown or bridesmaid dress and win a prize. Tickets, $75 each or $500 for a table of eight. Early bird prize of limo and hotel room for night of the gala. Proceeds go to the Central Alberta Chapter of the MS Society. For tickets or information call 403-356-1030 or 403-346-0290.

Parkland Cross Country Ski Club general meeting will be held on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. There will be a presentation with slides on a recent trip to East Africa which included climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Visit www.parklandxcskiclub.org or call 403-340-0050.

Building a Healing Consciousness is an eight-week program beginning Tuesday, March 9 at the Centre for Spiritual Living at 6:30 p.m. Phone 403-342-4905 to register and for information.

Fraud presentation at the Golden Circle will be offered on March 10. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Representatives from The Bank of Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be presenting. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the presentation from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 304-343-6074, ext. 108 for more information.

An evening with Walter Gretzky will be hosted by Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame on March 13 at the Holiday Inn. Tickets for the evening, $150, include a four course dinner, silent auction, live auction and a presentation by Wayne Gretzky’s father. Proceeds to support the students’ trip to Scotland to perform at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. For tickets or information call the school at 403-342-4800, the hotel at 403-342-6567, Penny at 403-347-4401 or Linda at 403-350-7572.

Red Deer Newcomers Club monthly coffee meet and greet will be held on second Wednesday at ABC Country Restaurant from 7:15 to 9 p.m. — next scheduled for March 10. The club welcomes anyone who has moved to Red Deer in the past three years. For more information call 403-346-6301, or visit www.freewebs.com/rdnewcomers

Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Elnora Drop In Centre. Cowboy boots and hats welcome. Next dates are March 10 and 24. For more information, call 403-749-2047 and 403-773-3600.

Blackfalds United Church weekday services will be offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Join in for coffee and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. on March 10 and 24. Contact Ray at 403-885-4780.

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. Find out more on March 10. Contact Elsie at 403- 227-4834.

Oldtimers meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pioneer Lodge at 2 p.m. The next meeting is March 10. Entertainment and refreshments offered. Phone 403-347-1378.

Red Deer and District Garden Club meets on March 10 for an executive meeting at the home of Barb Jopko at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. For directions, contact Barb at 403-347-2418, or Noreen at 403-346-7728.

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