Switchboard – December 22

Be inspired by music of Advent and Christmas at Gaetz Memorial United Church with the Golden Gaetz Ringers hand bell ensemble at Christmas Eve Family Service on Dec. 24, 7 p.m. To find out more, 403-347-2244.

Be inspired by music of Advent and Christmas at Gaetz Memorial United Church with the Golden Gaetz Ringers hand bell ensemble at Christmas Eve Family Service on Dec. 24, 7 p.m. To find out more, 403-347-2244.

A Singles dance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 26, Boxing Day. Randy Hillman performs at Penhold Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music begins at 8:30 p.m. .Cost is $10. For information Call either Keith at 403-350-5493 or Elaine at 403-341-7653.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Dec. 28 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and on Dec. 30 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Regular Red Deer donor clinics are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Canadian Blood Services in Red Deer will be closed on Dec. 25, but will be open on Dec. 24 and 31. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Red Deer Public Library Downtown and Lion Plaza Branches will be open on Dec. 24 and 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Dec. 25 and 26, and Jan. 1. Phone 403-346-2100 (downtown branch), or 403-341-3822 (Lion Plaza Branch).

Russian Children’s New Year Party will be celebrated in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Dec. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come and join in the interactive New Year play about Frog Princess. Phone 403-346-4688.

Game on! gaming event for kids invites children in Grades 1 and up to test their moves with DDR, or demonstrate their guitar and drum skills on Rock Band on Dec. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Phone 403-346-4688.

Canadian Blood Services reminds residents of Red Deer that the clinic will be open during the holiday season. The clinic will be open on Dec. 24, 26 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Dec. 28 and 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

The Red Deer Catalina Swim Club is now registering swimmers for the upcoming January sessions. Spaces are available for the 10 week pre-competitive session. Each individual must have a swim evaluation before registering. Call 403-347-7946 or visit www.reddeercatalina.ca or email rdcatalina@telus.net

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