Switchboard – December 14

Poinsettia Sale in support of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter will be held at Bower Place Shopping Centre until Dec. 19.

Poinsettia Sale in support of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter will be held at Bower Place Shopping Centre until Dec. 19. Purchase various sized poinsettias and support women and children affected by domestic violence. Phone 403-346-5643.

Seniors Resource Clinics are held on the following dates: Dec. 16 — 11:30 a.m. at Downtown House, and at 2 p.m. at Legacy Estates, both in Red Deer; Dec. 17 — 9:30 a.m. at Golden Circle in Red Deer; Dec. 21 — 10 a.m. at Stettler Paragon Place; Dec. 22— 10 a.m. at Legion Arms Apartments, and at 1 p.m. at Luther Manor, both in Wetaskiwin; Dec. 23 — 2 p.m. at Barrett Place in Red Deer; Dec. 29 — 9:30 a.m. at Parkview Manor, and at 1 p.m. at Kozy Korner, both in Lacombe. Contact Wendy at 403-309-8198 or Barb at 403-309-8197. This month’s topic is celebrating aging.

Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary holds general meetings the third Wednesday of every month except July and Aug. at 7:30 p.m. at the hospital. Volunteers welcome. Contact Dawn at 782-3137, or Robin at 782-0501. Next meeting on May 21.

Pandemic business planning seminar for small and medium sized business will be offered on Dec. 17, at the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Check in and coffee at 2:30 p.m. To register, email Danielle at dklooster@reddeerchamber.com or call 403-347-4491.

I Remember When . . . will be offered on Dec. 16, 1 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Enjoy a short film, refreshments, and memories on monthly themes. Drop-in. Admission by donation of $2 per person. Phone 403-346-2010.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12 step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. Many people are finding recovery from obesity, anorexia and bulimia. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rimbey, and Ponoka. For information, contact Joanne at 403-314-1922 or Elsie at 403-347-7991.

Celiac Support Group meets on Dec. 15 for a supper meeting at 7 p.m. Call for the location. The group usually meets on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Clarice at 403-341-4351, or Fay at 403-347-3248.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Parkland Olde Tyme Music Makers. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations. Closed on Dec. 22.

Stettler TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday in the wing of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Weigh-in from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. Call Vivian at 403-742-3935, or Grace at 403-742-6081.

Drop in Carpet Bowling at the Golden Circle runs each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. For more information please call Carol at 403-302-9004.

Ho, Ho Holiday Fun! — part of Family Fun Nights — will be offered on Dec. 16 at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from 5 to 8 p.m. Everything festive, including gingerbread houses, crafts, activities, games and more. For parents and their children of all ages. Phone 403-346-4688.Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Peace Hills Country Ramblers is on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

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 Ethel at 403-843-6726.

Central Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Chaptermeets the third Tuesday of every month at Bethany Care CollegeSide on the second floor at 7 p.m. Phone 403-347-5075.

Toy drive in support of Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be held at StoreSmart Self Storage located in Gasoline Alley. Toys for children aged eight to 16 are especially needed. In exchange for donations, the storage company will offer a discount on their boxes and packaging. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Phone 403-343-7443.

Outdoor Nativity Pageant, presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will be held at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 14 to Dec. 16.

Each pageant will feature reenactments with a live cast of young church members and includes live animals in an historical setting. An outdoor creche will also be displayed starting at 6 p.m. For more information call Randy at 403-358-0377.

To be included in this listing, please email event details to editorial@bprda.wpengine.com, fax to 403-341-6560, or phone 403-314-4325.

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