Tools for Success: an information night for immigrants and foreign workers, hosted by Catholic Social Services, will be held on Nov. 30 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Red Deer Lodge. This event is designed to provide information about services for immigrants, TFW employment standards issues and tools and tips on finding employment. To register for this free information evening call 403-346-8818.
MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery space in Parkland Mall on Saturdays. The Nov. 28 session is called Watery Wonders! Works in Blue. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.
Art Market in the Pioneer Lodge on Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. features unique and original creations by 10 local artists. Phone 403-391-2574.
Lacombe Art Guild meets at the Lacombe Memorial Centre every second and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The guild is offering a canvas stretching class on Dec. 8. The Christmas Art Show and Sale will be held on Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the memorial centre’s upper level. Free admission to the show and sale. For information, contact Bob at 403-782-4520, or Betty at 403-782-9968.
Country Gospel Concerts are held at the Ponoka Drop In Centre on the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. The next date is Nov. 29. Admission is $5 at the door including refreshments, with proceeds in support the centre. Contact Glen at 403-783-3850.
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.
Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Dec. 2 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 9 at Stettler Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 15 at Wetaskiwin Memorial Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 16 at Lacombe Memorial Centre from 3 to 7 p.m.; Dec. 23 at Rimbey Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; 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.
Lacombe Christian Women’s Club presents Christmas and Greens on Dec. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lacombe Kozy Korner. Highlights include a presentation by Jeannette Ogilvie of The Garden Shedde on Christmas greens, interior designer Kathleen Benson speaking on Mary’s Christmas story, and music by Kayleigh McMann. Cost is $9 for appetizers, dessert, and refreshments. RSVP to Connie at 403-885-4653, or Joyce at 403-843-0025 by Dec. 1.
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