• Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace will be discussed in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Canadian Mental Health. Find out more at www.rdpl.org
• The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts a support group for spouses the second Monday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 101, 4728 Ross Street., Red Deer. Next meeting is May 9. For information phone 403-346-4636 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca
• Parkland Handweavers meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm, next on May 9. All experience levels welcome. Lessons available plus use of guild looms and equipment. Call Kelly at 403-343-3882 or Amy at 403-309-4026.
• Red Deer and area Toastmasters meet the following days and times: Sunrise meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the Parkland Funeral Home, phone Mavis at 403-343-0091, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com; Kitowin meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in room 2402 at the Red Deer College, phone Kathryn at 403-342-1075, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; Dream Catchers meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Cosmos Centre, phone Kim at 403-343-0715, or email to email@example.com; Sylvan Slick Speakers meet on Mondays at Gospel Chapel in Sylvan Lake at 7 p.m., phone Debbie at 403-887-0968, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Classical music concert with Olivia and friends at The Hub on May 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. See www.hubpdd.com, or phone 403-340-4869.
• Collection, an exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, showcases objects and artifacts from Central Alberta’s history. Item will rotate throughout the year highlighting themes such as military, fossils, archeology and clothing and textiles, all celebrating our community’s history. Call the museum at 403-309-8405 or log on to www.reddeermuseum.com
• Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-346-4688. Last spring session will be on May 17, resuming in Sept.
• Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.
• Red Deer Horseshoes Club plays every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. — weather permitting — at the horseshoe pits north of the Golden Circle. There is a $10 per person yearly registration fee. Novice and experienced players welcome on May 10 and 12. Contact Marg at 403-347-2087.
• The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts an adult child support group for adult children who care for or offer support to their parents with Alzheimer disease and related dementia. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 101 4728 Ross Street. The next meeting is May 10. For more information call 403-346-4636 or visit www.alzheimer.ab.ca
• 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. Next meeting will be May 10.
• Yoga at A Gathering Place will be offered every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Classes are designed for low income individuals who, for a variety of reasons, cannot access more traditional yoga classes. No previous yoga experience it required. Most of the class can be done while sitting in a yoga chair. Mats will also be available. Free of charge. People with mental illness, brain injuries and other disabilities welcome. Contact the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266. Co-sponsored by Yoga Alliance of Red Deer.
• Tony Connelly Singers Choral Group invites everyone to join them on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Downtown House. Musical instruments encouraged. Call Shirley at 403-342-5904, or Alice at 403-343-3688 for more.
• Love Your Pet Month pet adoption and donation events are organized by Victoria Park Retirement in support of SPCA. On May 11, selected pets suitable for seniors will be offered for adoption at the retirement home from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations will be accepted on May 20 at Sobeys South from noon to 4 p.m. To find out more, phone 403-309-1957.
• Introductory Buddhist meditation classes will be offered on May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverside Meadows Community Activity Centre. The cost is $10 per person, and is hosted by Calgary-based Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, and will be led by Buddhist nun Kelsang Dema. For more, see www.MeditationAlberta.org, or phone 403-454-7595.
• Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: May 11 at Ponoka Kinsmen Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; May 18 at Innisfail Legion Hall from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; May 21 at Lacombe Memorial Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; May 25 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4 to 8 p.m.; May 26 at Camrose Fieldhouse from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and May 27 at Camrose Fieldhouse from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Red Deer donor clinics be held at 5, 5020 68th St. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book an appointment call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.
• Around the World with C.A.R.E. — Asian Culture Night will be marked on May 11 at The Hub at 7 p.m. Hear stories of Asian newcomers, enjoy traditional dances and music, taste ethnic refreshments, and more. To find out more, phone 403-346-8818.
• No Moms Allowed for children ages three and up is offered on May 11 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Enjoy stories, songs, and make a craft. Phone 403-346-4688.
• Red Deer Public Library computer system upgrades will be performed May 11 to 13 at both branches. Customers will not be able to place holds or renew items during this time. To find out more, phone 403-346-2100, or 403-341-3822.
• divas MorRockin Hair Show in support of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter will be offered on May 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Club Night Club. Enjoy the hair show and product launch, and more. Cost is $10 in advance from the hair studio, phone 403-343-0954, or $12 at the door.
• Money Mentors presents free community information sessions, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CiRS office. May 11 topic is Enrich Your Kids. Call 403-234-6198 or email email@example.com.
• Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Badlanders II is on May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.
• Golden Circle Ho-Downers are a fun band of seniors who entertain other seniors in nursing homes, lodges and by special request. Practices are held on Wednesdays starting at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more information call Bea at 403-346-5802.
• Epilepsy Association of Central Alberta located at 4811 48 Street holds monthly support group meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is May 11. Phone 403-358-3358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. to suggest topics for discussion.
• Pioneer and Old Timers Association meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Lodge. Entertainment and refreshments offered. For information, phone 403-347-1378. Next meeting will be on May 11.
• McDonald’s Restaurants McHappy Day in support of local children’s charities will be held at participating locations on May 11.
• Kids Club is offered at Parkland Mall Food Court on May 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Snacks and stories and more. Phone 403-309-3488.
• After School at the Library is offered on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. for teens and pre-teens to take part in games, movies, music and more at Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch. Phone 403-341-3822.
• Living Well with a Mental Illness is an eight week course for people interested in learning more about mental illness and how people experiencing emotional distress can live productive lives, will offered on Thursdays from May 12 through June 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Red Deer public Library Waskasoo Room. To register for this free course or for more information call 403-342-2266.
• Pathways Support Group, providing safe and confidential support to people of all sexual orientation and their families and friends, meets once a month in Lacombe. For more information, call Marg at 403-782-1887 or Ross at 403-782-3148.
• Art of Nature Show, featuring works from 14 artists across Alberta and Ontario that express their ideas on human nature, will be on display at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre until May 23. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.
• Red Deer Art Club meets on Thursdays at 1 to 4 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Bring your paints and join other artists. A drop-in fee of $1 applies. Contact Sharon at 403-340-3532, or Gordon at 403-597-0823.
• Red Deer Area Hikers meet on May 12 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 9 a.m. to depart for a four km hike at the curling rink, Kin Kanyon Bower Woods. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.
• St. Leonards’s Church Garage Sale will be on May 12 and 13 from 2 to 7 p.m., and May 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. Contact Barb or Jim at 403-347-1721.
• Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, May 12, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-6165, 403-886-2740 or 403-309-3342.
• H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Empty Arms Recover Through Sharing) is a peer-support group for anyone who has been touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly birth. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bremner Avenue Community Health Centre. For more information, email email@example.com, or phone 403-309-4344, extension 105. The program operates under the Red Deer Hospice Society Bereavement Program, and is funded by Life Long Learning Council of Red Deer.
• Red Deer Square Dance Club lessons welcomes new members to learn to dance, visit clubs, enjoy pot-luck dinners, camp and enjoy new square dance friends. Costs is $50 for 10 lessons. Contact Jim and Deb at 403-396-3394.
• Friday Night Concerts will be held at The Hub on starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for all concerts at the door, $15 or $20 per family. May 13 features the Woodbend Band with opening act Don Swift. For more information all 403-340-4869.
• The Golden Circle Singers Concert is on May 13, 7 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Tickets cost $6 each and are available from the front desk. Coffee and fellowship to follow. For more information call Ruth at 403-309-5477, or 403-343-6074.
• Red Deer SPCA Catch, Fetch, and Release will be held on May 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop by, post bail and get your favourite celebrities out of their dog kennels. See www.reddeerspca.com or phone 403-342-7722 ext. 207.
• National Garage Sale for Shelter will be held on May 14 at the local sponsor office — Royal LePage Network Realty Corp. at 3608 50 Ave. — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monies raised will support women’s shelters and help to end violence against women and children. Enjoy the barbecue, coffee, bake sale, kids’ games, and more. Donations of gently used items welcome at the realty office. See www.royallepage.ca/shelter
• Green and Clean Community Clean Up will be held in Innisfail starting on May 14 with a kick-off barbecue at Centennial Park from 1 to 4 p.m. As an individual, family or group of neighbours or coworkers, select your park, street or are to clean up anytime over the next seven weeks. Register with Jenn at 403-227-1920 or on Facebook@Envision Innisfail Green and Clean.
• Wildrose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus performance will be given on May 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bower Place Shopping Centre. Contact David 403-342-1318, or Ron 403-347-2145.
• Bower Community Association Annual Tree Planting Bee will take place on May 14. Participants should meet at the Bower Community Hall at 9:15 a.m. rain or shine, and then proceed to the pathways along Bower Creek. Tree planting will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Phone 403-347-6994.
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder film and information series will be offered at The Hub on May 14 at 1 p.m. See www.hubpdd.com, or phone 403-340-4869.
• Sylvan Lake and District Lions Club annual bicycle auction will be held at the Lions Hall in Sylvan Lake on May 14 starting at 11 a.m. To donate bikes, please call 403-887-4037.
• Everything for Kidz Sale will be held at the Penhold Multiplex on May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rentals are available. Visit www.everythingforkidzsale.com or call 403-886-2746.
• 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 for more