Come get a burger

Local library set to hold fundraiser lunch to help support their operations.

Ponoka Jubilee Library is super pumped to be running a fundraiser BBQ tomorrow afternoon, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Brick. Andrew Middleton from The Brick has kindly arranged for the BBQ to happen, with all of the proceeds going directly to the library. We will have hotdogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers with all the fixins’ available for purchase, so come on down to see us, support your local library and get a tasty lunch. We hope to see lots of friendly faces.

Don’t forget about our ‘Ponoka Friends of the Library Society’ annual general meeting tomorrow evening, starting at 7 p.m. at the library. We are always looking for new members who are willing to volunteer a little of their time to help raise awareness of the library, and work on some fundraising campaigns. At the AGM, the executives will be appointed for the next year, and upcoming plans will be discussed. Everyone is welcome, we’ll have some treats for nibbling, and lots of great camaraderie.

Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift for the special woman in your life? Come talk to us about our ‘Mother’s Day Spa’ being held on Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. There are manicure, pedicure, facial and make-up packages available for a fee, and we will be providing food and drinks to enjoy, as well as door prizes to be won. So why not spoil your mom, wife, sister, grandmother, mother-in-law, or yourself that day, while helping support a local business.

We’re happy to collaborate with Ponoka Adult Learning and Family Literacy as they present ‘My First Book’, a program where parents or caregivers and their babies (up to 18 months) share books together and learn how literacy helps promote family relationships. It will be held Tuesday mornings 10:30 11:30 a.m., May 10, 17, 24 and 31. Snacks will be provided. This program is FREE, but please register with Ponoka Adult Learning and Family Literacy. Phone number: 403-783-3285.

Back by popular demand, we have a ‘Great Wines under $25/Bottle’ on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. We will be tasting four reds, four whites, and one dessert wine, as well as enjoying tasty meats, cheeses, fruits, chocolates, and dessert. Space is limited and tickets are already 20 per cent sold, so be sure to come to the library to pick up yours soon. Please contact the library if you have any questions about fees or the wine tasting itself, we can be reached at 403-783-3843. All participants must be of legal age.

We are offering another non-restricted and restricted firearms safety course on June 12, starting at 8 a.m. Go to www.albertafirearmscourse.com for more information or call Luke Peters at 403-741-9898. The last one filled up very quickly, so make sure you save your spot soon.

Coming soon: ‘Troublemaker’, a thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard.