Switchboard – January 4

Pathways provides safe, confidential support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning persons, their family members and friends, and meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe.

Pathways provides safe, confidential support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning persons, their family members and friends, and meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe. Contact Ross at 403-782-3148, or Marg at 403-782-1887. The group meets on Jan. 5.

Arthritis Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Bethany Care Centre. Next meeting is Jan. 5. Contact Dallas at 403-340-0781.

Friends Over 45 is an organization for women who are new to Red Deer or who have experienced lifestyle changes and would like to meet new friends. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month — next on Jan. 5. For further information phone Mryt at 403-341-6467, or Shirley at 403-346-7160.

Alberta Women’s Institute meetings: Ridgewood, first Tuesday of each month, 403-886-4129; Balmoral, first Friday of each month, 403-346-6468; Leslieville, second Wednesday of each month, 403-729-2420; Hillsdown, second Monday of each month, 403-347-0100; Lacombe, third Thursday of each month, 403-782-1764. Everyone welcome.

Golden West Drop-in (Spruce View) welcomes old and new members to the following activities: monthly meeting followed by birthday cake, ice cream, coffee and tea on the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.; morning coffee — every morning from 6:30 to 9 a.m.; bridge at 1 p.m., and carpet bowling at 2 p.m. — on Tuesdays; pool and games on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The facility is available for group meetings. Interested in playing other card games? For more information, call Lorna Jean at 403-227-7211 or Myrtle at 403-728-3792.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Jan. 6 at Stettler Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; Jan. 13 at Innisfail Legion Hall, 4 to 8 p.m.; Jan. 20 at the Kinsmen Community Centre in Ponoka from 3 to 7 p.m.; Jan. 21 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 27 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. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Reader’s Corner at Penhold and District Library meets on Jan. 6, 1 p.m. to discuss Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott. For more information call 403-886-2636.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Leopold and His Magic. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

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