Ponoka roping, riding
Families with a love for rodeo celebrate 30 years of riding and roping at the Moose Hall in Ponoka on Saturday. The Ponoka Riding and Roping Association, including at least one founding member who still competes, was formed in 1981 to help members from two years old and up develop their skills. Those three decades of achievement will be celebrated at the association’s annual awards and banquet night, set for the Ponoka Moose Hall on Hwy 2A. Anyone interested in learning more about the group is invited to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6. Tickets are $30 for teens and adults, $15 for children five to 12 and free for children under five, available at Jones Boys Saddlery and Western Wear in Ponoka or by calling association member Michelle Auclair at 403-783-8242.
Red Cross open house
Members of the public are invited to the Canadian Red Cross open house being held at the organization’s new office at 105, 5301 43rd St., in Red Deer, today from 3 to 7 p.m.
Options for seniors transportation within the City of Red Deer are up for discussion at the Golden Circle Resource Centre, 4620 47A Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Whether they are passengers, drivers or both, the meeting will include discussions on how seniors can maintain mobility and independence. The goal is to educate seniors and their families on the options available and provide tips on safe driving and dealing with transition, says Linda Healing, social planning supervisor with the city. Tickets are $8 for people who register in person with the Golden Circle by Friday or $10 at the door.
Model train, model show
The Model Train and Model Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.reddeertrainshow.ca.
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