Birthday greetings to those of you celebrating this week are sent to; Adam Koester, Anna Newell, Christopher Millette, Jamie Koester, Jason Stinn, Richard Newitt, Bob Kennedy, Launa Dahm, Pam Millette, Sherry Kathol and to anyone else celebrating a special occasion this week.
Rockyford Friendship Centre will be hosting a Spring Tea on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Bake table, crafts, silent auction, jelly bean count for the kids, entertainment. Everyone welcome.
Anyone between the ages of 8 and 18 is invited to register for a free workshop, Pixilation. Quickdraw Animation Society is coming to Rockyford Library to offer this oneday event on April 30, from 10:00 until 4:30. Register early as space is limited. This is a sequel to the Get Animated! workshop offered last year, but participation in that workshop is not a pre-requisite. And mark your calendar for May 14, when Quickdraw Animation will be back with another fun day of digital creativity!
Getting anxious to get out into the garden? Join us at Rockyford Library for a free video-conference about Growing Food on Wednesday, May 4, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. This session is presented by four local Lethbridge groups that will share practices and tips for growing food in Southwest Alberta. Topics will include sustainability, affordability, small space gardens, and growing in alternate spaces like school classrooms.
Explore an Enchanted Reef right in your own community! Science in Motion comes to the Rockyford Library on Tuesday, May 3, between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Experience the film Kaluoka’Hina -- The Enchanted Reef in a full-dome mobile theatre. Build a coral model with LEGO. See stunning images of coral reef life. Explore the ocean box. Enjoy fun and challenging Science Brainteasers. This event is suitable for the whole family. Science in Motion is an outreach team supported by the Telus World of Science (Edmonton) to serve communities across Alberta.
Only one session left of Drawing: A Study in Perspective at the Rockyford Library, but it’s not too late to register for the April 28 session. Lessons run from 7 to 9 on these Thursday evenings. For more information, or to register, contact Hope Bridges Society directly at 403-983-3640.
Drama Camp will be July 11 through 15 at the Rockyford Community Centre this year. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 7 and 18. Call the Rockyford Library at (403) 533-3964 for more information.
Help needed in locating a stray dog. “Elvis” is a large Black dog likely Rottweiler/ Lab cross. He had been in and around the Standard area since early Oct. In January a rescue mission started to capture him so that AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society) could provide him with the medical attention he needs and re-home him to a suitable forever home. Elvis walks with a distinctive limp as he is missing one of his hind feet. He had some cuts on him that we were able to see via wildlife camera’s we had set up at a trap. We managed to get medicine in food for him to clear those up. However he has evaded capture thus far. He is very timid around people and often travels at night. He avoids humane contact and will run if approached. He had found shelter in an abandoned stack of bales over the winter. As of Friday, April 15 he has not been back for his daily feeding. We know he likes to travel with the weather being as it is we are hoping he has found alternative shelter and food source. He lived off of garbage and roadkill until we started feeding him in January at which time he gave up on garbage. If anyone has seen him can you please call or text 403-934-7618 so we can resume the rescue mission, or know if he is still in the area and alive. Thank you for your assistance.
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