Switchboard – January 21

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 to find out more.

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 to find out more.

Ponoka T.O.P.S. meets on Mondays at Ponoka United Church. Weigh in is held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the meeting to follow from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Please use the south entrance. Contact Cheryl at 403-348-9893, or Betty at 403-783-2248.

Central Alberta Diversity Association Monday Morning Eye-Opener is offered at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at the CADA office. Coffee is on, and discussion will focus on acceptance, inclusiveness, and diversity, sports, movies, science, religion, politics, and more. No cost. Just bring ideas and an open mind. Phone 403-340-2143.

Red Deer Legion Branch #35 offers karaoke at Molly B’s Pub on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., and wing night on Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Justice Film Festival will be offered on Jan. 22 and 23 from 1 to 7:30 p.m. by the Hearts of Women at the Matchbox Theatre. These films and discussion will foster awareness of injustices suffered around the world. Admission is free and sponsors are welcome. To view titles and synopsis got to www.justicefilmfestival.ca or call Karen at 403-347-6072.

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.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Jan. 26 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Jan. 27 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Temporary Red Deer Clinics will be at the Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No clinics will be held on Jan. 8 and 14. Regular Red Deer donor clinics will resume at 5, 5020 68th St. on Jan. 17 and will be held 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 or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Alberta Concert Band Workshop free concert presentation will be on Jan. 23 at noon on Mainstage at Red Deer College Arts Centre. Free of charge.

Family Planetarium is offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Jan. 23. Join an interpreter for a tour of the winter sky starting at 1:10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, or $10 per family at the door. Phone 403-346-2010.

United Way of Central Alberta will unveil the 2010 Campaign achievement, award winners, and details of the campaign’s success on Jan. 27 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Collicutt Centre. Open to the general public. Please RSVP by noon on Jan. 24 to darlene@caunitedway.ca, or call 403-343-3900.

Volunteer screening process workshop is available on Jan. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10. A minimum of five registrants required. Learn how to balance volunteer screening processes without alienating potential volunteers. To register, contact Kathleen at 403-346-4636, or email to Kathleen@cirsonline.ca.

Olds Municipal Library celebrates Family Literacy Day with a live streamed presentation of Robert Munsch from Ontario on Jan. 27. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the event begins at 11:30 a.m. Participants will get the opportunity to take part in the presentation and will receive special treats at the end of the event. Tickets cost $5 each and are available at the library. Also being launched on Jan. 27 is Story Time Online with Central Alberta Television. Children and parents can listen together as stories unfold before their very eyes from the comfort of their own home. See http://oml.prl.ab.ca/familyliteracy.

Red Deer River Naturalists Annual General Meeting will be held on Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Election of officers ,and presentation of financial report will take place. Open to the public. See www.rdrn.fanweb.ca

Central Alberta Singles dance will be held Jan. 22 at Penhold Hall. Music by Sierra. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. For information, call Elaine at 403-341-7653, or Bill at 403-350-4089.

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.