Switchboard – September 11

• 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.

• 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.

• Benalto Leisure Club games and socializing afternoons are offered every Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact Mary at 403-746-5237 or Joan at 403-746-3436.

• Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s Open House will be held on Sept. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. See behind the scenes of a wildlife hospital and education centre and help kick off the upgrades to the new ‘wheelchair friendly” nature trails. Admission by donation. For more information call 403-728-3467, email info@mrwc.ca or go online to www.mrwc.ca

• Lacombe Legion Breakfast is offered on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No breakfasts will be held in Nov. Phone 403-782-6441.

• Senior Citizens Downtown House musical jam session for all musicians and music lovers are held the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Next session Sept. 11. Admission $2.50, includes coffee and snacks. Call 403-346-4043.

• Bark at the Bend for the Red Deer and District SPCA, will be held today from noon to 4 p.m. at Three Mile Bend. Make a difference in the lives of many furry friends by collecting pledges now. Registration will take place from noon to 1 p.m., followed by the walk, prizes, games, and refreshments and entertainment with Madame Dee and Hot Diggity • Dogs Agility Club. See www.reddeerspca.com to download pledge forms and for more information.

• Dickson Store Museum Harvest Festival is set to go on Sept. 12 from noon to 4:30 p.m. This family event features Danish and traditional food, continuous entertainment, a kiddies’ corral and vendors. Admission is a non perishable item for the local food bank. For more information or to book a table, call 403-728-3355.

• Norwegian Laft Hus offers instruction on Krumkake Cookies from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 for a cost of $10, and Lefse making on Sept. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. for a cost of $20. To register, email to norwegianlafthus@gmail.com, or phone 403-347-2055.

• 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. Today’s session is called Inkblot Artworks. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.

I• nnisfail Legion Pipe Band Open House will be offered on Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Innisfail Legion Auditorium. Experienced pipers and drummers are sought. Contact Michael or Marion at 403-227-2916.

• Parkland Handweavers meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm. All experience levels, and new members welcome. Lessons available plus use of guild looms and equipment. Call Janet at 403-342-4644 or Amy at 403-309-4026.

• Precious and Friends open house in support of Seed of Hope Community Development aids mission daycare located near Durban on the east coast of South Africa will be held on Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at MindBody FX. Various home-based businesses will be offering raffle and table draws. Entertainment at 7 and 7:30 p.m. See www.theseedofhope.org. Contact Jo-Ann at 403-886-5559.

• Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch children’s programs resume this week. Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning on Sept. 14. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in Pre-school Storytime is offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 15. Stories, songs, and crafts for three to five year olds. Drop-in Time for Twos is offered on Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 16. Drop-in Babytimes is offered on Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m., or on Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for children from birth to 24 months of age along with their caregivers beginning on Sept. 16. Phone 403-346-4688.

• Healthy Land Rivers and Lakes Community Forum sponsored by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance will take place on Sept. 21 in Sundre at Sundre Arena and Sept. 22 in Red Deer at Quality Inn. Everyone welcome; register before Sept. 14 by phone, 403-340-7379 or email jwmp@rdwa.ca.

• Tea, luncheon and tour will be hosted by the ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum on Sept. 15 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $10. Large groups please call ahead. For more information call 403-340-3511.

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