Switchboard – November 16

Weaving empathy through communities, featuring Mary Gordon, founder of Roots of Empathy will be presented on Nov. 19 at the Family and Community Centre, Sylvan Lake at 7 p.m. Presentation is free but pre-register by calling 403-887-1137 or email kmiller@sylvanlake.ca.

Weaving empathy through communities, featuring Mary Gordon, founder of Roots of Empathy will be presented on Nov. 19 at the Family and Community Centre, Sylvan Lake at 7 p.m. Presentation is free but pre-register by calling 403-887-1137 or email kmiller@sylvanlake.ca.

West Country Ink meets on the first and third Wednesday at Golden West Drop In at Spruce View at 70 p.m. Contact Myrtle at 403-728-3792.

Click Clique Photography Club invites teens to bring their camera to the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Nov. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. to share secrets, and learn cool techniques from guest photographers. Email to jen@rdpl.org, or phone 403-755-1146.

The November Singles dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Penhold Hall. Music by Hot Spur. Cost is $10. Doors open at 8, music starts at 8:30 p.m. For information call Keith at 403-350-5493 or Elaine at 403-341-7653.

Spanish por favor — Do you want to part of a club and practice peaking Spanish? Join in on Tuesdays, Nov. 17 and 24 at the Kiwanis Gallery of Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from 7 to 8 p.m. All experience levels are welcome to join these free practice sessions. See www.rdpl.org, or www.conversaspanishcentre.com, or phone 403-342-9110, or 403-348-0853.

artsparks at the Library offers accessible art programs for everyone at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Let’s Act — covering the world of acting — will be held Mondays, Nov. 16 and 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium. Let’s Write — From idea to page to stage — will be held on Tuesdays, Nov. 17 and 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room. Let’s Sing — weekly choir class taught by Curtis Labelle — will be offered on Wednesdays, Nov. 18 and 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium. To find out more, phone 403-755-1134.

I Want My Mummy! Family Fun Night will be held on Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Solve ancient mysteries and tasks to get to the mummy’s tomb. Phone 403-346-2100.

Scouts Canada Leadership Breakfast, presented by Servus Credit Union will be held on Nov. 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Black Knight Inn with guest speaker Mr. Bob Mills. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table of eight and are available by phoning Scouts Canada at 1-888-726-8876 or email clundeen@scouts.ca.

Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at #4 Iron Wolf Boulevard (lower level). The club will hold elections, and celebrate Christmas on Nov. 17. Please bring a wrapped $20 gift to participate in the gift exchange if desired. Food bank donations will also be collected. All gardening fans welcome. A $2 drop-in fee applies. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061.

Celiac Support Group meets in the coffee lounge at the south location of Sobeys Inc. on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on Nov. 17. Contact Fay at 403-347-3248.

Central Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bethany Care CollegeSide on the second floor. The next meeting will be on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Phone 403-347-5075.

Seniors Resource Clinics are held on the following dates: Nov. 17 — 9:30 a.m. at Parkview Manor, and at 1 p.m. at Kozy Korner, both in Lacombe; Nov. 18 — 11:30 a.m. at Downtown House, and at 2 p.m. at Legacy Estates, both in Red Deer; Nov. 25 — 10 a.m. at Stettler Paragon Place, and at 2 p.m. at Barrett Place in Red Deer; Nov. 26 — 9:30 a.m. at Golden Circle in Red Deer. Contact Wendy at 403-309-8198 or Barb at 403-309-8197. This month’s topic is boosting your memory.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Parkland Old Tyme Music Makers. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Parkinson’s Society Red Deer education and support group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ, 68 Donlevy Ave. On Nov. 18 the group presents the film My Father, My Brother and Me: Life with Parkinson’s Disease. All are welcome. Free of charge. Phone 403-346-4463 .

Central Alberta Historical Society presents A History of Penhold Airbase with speaker Gary Hillman, pilot and aircraft maintenance engineer, on Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Centre. Learn about the beginnings of Penhold as a military airbase, to the formation of the Harvard Aviation Society. For more information, contact Shirley at 403-346-5281.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Badlanders II is on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Flower Focus meets the third Wednesday of each month from Sept. 16 through May 2010 in the RDRN room at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Bring a lunch. Drinks will be provided along with a small snack based on the plant family of the lesson. Please confirm your attendance at least two days prior to the meeting by phoning 403-886-4905. Please leave a message with your name, indicating whether you will be in attendance. This season will be devoted to plant physiology. This month, the group will study the family Campanulaceae and family Rosacea.

Penhold Youth Club meets on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and on Fridays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Penhold rink shelter. Youth aged 10 to 14 years, are invited to check out this new club. For further information, phone 403-886-5464.

Shopping coffee house, hosted by Notre Dame High School as a fundrasier for the graduating class of 2010 takes place on Nov. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the school. This event will feature vendors such as Avon, Partylite Candles, Silpada Jewelry, Arbonne Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Epicure, Everyday Style and more.

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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