Alberta Council On Aging presents Grab the Grants workshop to inform community and nonprofit groups of funding opportunities (primarily Alberta Lottery Funds) on Sept. 24 at the Golden Circle on 43 street from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.. Cost is $15. Register by calling Roxana at 403-343-6074.
Red Deer College Library, as part of its Homegrown speaker series, presents James Trevelyan and his talk on Tracing the steps of an artist’s European adventure; a pilgrim’s journey through France, Spain and Morocco, on Sept. 23 in room2006F of the library. Admission is free and snacks and cash bar are available. For more information call 403-342-3402.
Kevin Sirois Fitness and Resource Centre at the Red Deer College is offering Pump it up, a 10-week, fun activity-based program for youth ages 10 to 14. Program runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 29. Cost is $85. Register for course #1603 by calling 403-357-3663.
Living Stones Church presents guest speaker Cal Bombay on The Crisis Called Sudan, a special senior’s event, on Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $8 for catered lunch; payable at the door. For more information call 403-347-7311.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12-step support group for individuals recovering from addictive eating. Central Alberta groups meet as follows: Red Deer, Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kentwood Alliance Church, phone Joan at 403-748-2433, and Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene, phone Teresa at 403-346-4503; Lacombe, Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Parkside Alliance Church, phone Joan at 403-748-2433; Rimbey, Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, phone Harry at 403-887-2962; Ponoka, Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, phone Marj 780-372-3916. No dues or fees.
Singles Dance at Penhold Hall on Sept. 27 features Randy Hillman. Dances start at 8:30 p.m. For information call 728-3664 or 341-7653
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) is a non-profit weight loss support organization which holds regular weekly meetings in Red Deer and Blackfalds. Learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise and more. Visit a meeting free of charge. For locations and information call Gail at 403-403340-1859 or toll free at 1-800-932-8677 or see www.tops.org. Meetings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in the evenings, and on Tuesday mornings.
James Trevelyan — A Pilgrim’s Journey: an artist travels through France, Spain and Morocco public lecture will be held in the Red Deer College Library on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. This college visual art instructor promises to challenge the audience with ideas, rich imagery, history, culture and creativity. Free admission and snacks. Cash bar. See library.rdc.ab.ca or phone 403-342-3152. Red Deer Newcomers Club walking club meets on Tuesday evenings — weather permitting. 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
Free mental health educational series is offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association, the David Thompson Regional Mental Health Clinic and the Red Deer Public Library for the following Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at the Downtown Branch of the public library: Sept. 23 — Suicide information session with Dawn Adkins of Suicide Information and Education Services; Sept. 30 — Strategies for friends and family members of persons with mental illness with various panel members; Oct. 7 — Children and anxiety with Dr. Brandene Lorrain. To register or for more information, call the CMHA office at 403-342-2266 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden West Drop-in welcomes old and new members to the following activities: monthly meeting, first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.; carpet bowling, Tuesdays at 2 p.m.; cribbage tournament, the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.; potluck dinner, the fourth Saturday of every month at 12 noon; coffee, every morning at 6:30 to 9 a.m. The facility is available for group meetings. For more information, call Lorna Jean at 403-227-7211.
Red Deer and District Pro-Life meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, Oct. through June (except December), at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church library. Next meeting is Sept. 23.
Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. with music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.
Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society is holding their monthly meeting on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. A “welcome back” evening for getting started or re-started with geneology with guest speaker Deanna Bullock. Other hightlights will be learning about the society’s library collection and the A.G.S. computer. Bring a friend. Phone 403-227-7207.
Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Elmer and Friends on Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with smorg starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.
Spruce View Community Library Genealogy Night is offered the last Wednesday of the month — next on Sept. 24. Phone 403-728-0012.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Rimbey United Church basement. Contacts are Nancy at 403-843-0067, or Gladys at 403-843-3947. The next meeting will be on Sept. 24.
Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club registration takes place on Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Deer Park Community Centre. Contact Dan at 403-341-3851, or Mary at 403-887-3958.