Switchboard – October 13

Thursday Live is back at Red Deer College on Oct. 15, 1 p.m. with a student produced concert of high quality entertainment. Admission is $2 at the door with proceeds from this concert to the RDC United Way campaign. For more information call Berni at 403-342-3536.

Thursday Live is back at Red Deer College on Oct. 15, 1 p.m. with a student produced concert of high quality entertainment. Admission is $2 at the door with proceeds from this concert to the RDC United Way campaign. For more information call Berni at 403-342-3536.

Parkland Cross Country Ski Club is holding its first social meeting of the season on Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the kerry Wood Nature Centre. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit www.parklandxcskiclub.org or call 403-340-3350.

Click Clique Photography Club for teens takes place on Oct. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. Bring a camera, share photography secrets, and learn new techniques. Phone 403-755-1146 or email to jen@rdpl.org.

Multicultural Mosaic features songs, games, and dances with guests from many cultures on Oct. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Families welcome. Co-sponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort. Phone 403-346-4688.

Canadian Ski Patrol System — Red Deer Zone ski patroller information nights will be offered on Oct. 13 and 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Normandeau Elementary School. Women and men aged 18 years and over are welcome. Patrollers must be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week, and be able to attend first aid training classes, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning on Oct. 20 for 10 to 12 weeks at Normandeau Elementary School. The cost is $125 which covers the first aid training, manuals, CD, on-hill training, and ski hill lift tickets for the training days. Contact Rob at 403-304-5926, or skipatrol.rd@gmail.com, or stop by on one of the information nights.

Inspirational Ladies Fun and Fellowship meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Innisfail Legion Hall. The next get together will be on Oct. 14. Cost is $4 per person including refreshments. The group hosts speakers and special guests each time. Contact Elsie at 403- 227-4834.

Pioneer and Old Timers Association meets for a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Pioneer Lodge on Oct. 14. Entertainment and refreshments offered. For information, phone 403-347-1378.

The Red Deer and Area Newcomers Club welcomes anyone who has moved to Red Deer or surrounding area in the last three years. The club holds monthly coffee night meet and greet on the second Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant. Enjoy a cup of java on Oct. 14, and meet some new friends. For more details on the club or upcoming events call 403-346-6301 or visit www.freewebs.com/rdnewcomers

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Badlanders II is on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Blackfalds United Church weekday services will be offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month commencing Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Join in for coffee and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Contact Ray at 403-885-4780.

Afternoon Stroll for Seniors is offered on Wednesdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 14 inclusive, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Get out and get active. Join an interpreter for a short stroll on one of Waskasoo Park’s beautiful walking trails. A different location each week, weather permitting. Please call 403-346-2010 for more information and to register. Cost is $5 plus GST/person/week/walk.

Documentary and Discussion takes place on Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. View the documentary film The 11th Hour, followed by refreshments and candid debate. Cost is $3 per person at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Phone 403-346-2010.

Buffalo Lake Naturalists meet in the basement of St. George’s Anglican Church in Stettler at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. On October 15, guest speaker Derek Johnson will be speaking on the natural history of Kenya. Lunch will be served. Contact John at 403-742-2007, or Claudia at 403-747-2221 for more information.

Lacombe playground fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the Fall Extravaganza Show and Sale at the Gallery on Main in Lacombe from Oct. 15 to 18. For a toonie, guests are welcome to view the new work of art donated by Jeanette Northey, which will be behind a screen. Silent auction bids will also be taken for the painting up to Oct. 18. All proceeds minus the cost of the materials of the painting will be donated to the playground. Take in the evening receptions on Oct. 15 to 17 from 6 to 9 p.m., and learn more at the workshops and demonstrations from 1 to 4 each day including Oct. 18. The gallery is open until 9 p.m. Oct. 15 to 17, and until 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. See www.thegalleryonmain.com or contact Laverne at 403-782-3402.

Motion Picture Arts at Red Deer College Film Works 2009 features the best of student acting and production at the college. It will be held on Oct. 15 at Galaxy Cinemas at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. See www.rdc.ab.ca/performing_arts

Freehold Mineral Owners Information Seminar will meet on Oct. 15 at the Norseman Inn in Camrose. Registration will be at 6 p.m. with presentations on the impact of low gas prices, shut-in wells, leasing, estate planning and more to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $20 per person or couple for members, or $30 per person or couple for non-members. Membership is available at the door for $50 per person or couple, or $135 for three years. Phone 403-254-4438, or email to fhoa@shaw.ca, or see www.fhoa.ca

Widowed Support Network introductory meeting will be held on Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church. This group is a community based, volunteer-led, support group that provides a safe place for men and women who have lost their spouse through death to interact with and mutually support each other. Free to attend. Email to widowedsupportnetwork@gmail.com.

Ham supper at the Senior Citizens Downtown House will be on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $12. Tickets in advance by calling 403-346-4043.

Senior Citizens Downtown House card games: Whist every Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Oct. 16; 500 every Monday at 1:30 p.m. with a tournament on Oct. 28; Fun Contract Bridge every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Games cost $3. Tournaments cost $6. Phone 346-4043.

Knox Presbyterian Church will host Rev. Bert and Marilyn de Bruijn on Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. who will present their outreach work in India and Nepal. Through the use of film, artifacts and song, hear about their missionary work with the Mizo people. Refreshments will follow the presentations. A free-will offering will be take for an orphanage in Nepal. For more information call Diane at 403-347-8566.

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.

Just Posted

Central Alberta born jaguar dies

Mia was the first jaguar in the world to receive stem cell treatment

Two men facing kidnapping charges in connection with abduction

48-year-old woman was allegedly abducted in Red Deer on Oct. 17

Prosecutor illness delays dangerous driving trial

Red Deer man facing dangerous driving charges in connection with 2016 d0uble-fatal collision

More say in Catholic education proposed

Voting for both public and Catholic trustees

WATCH: Make-A-Wish grants Star Wars loving teen’s wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Anakin Suerink’s wish in Red Deer Saturday afternoon

Local Sports: Rudy Soffo valuable to Kings on the court

When Rudy Soffo first saw the RDC basketball Kings roster he was… Continue reading

Except for 1 kick, Saints, Ravens are evenly matched

BALTIMORE — In a matchup between the league’s highest-scoring offence and top-ranked… Continue reading

Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television… Continue reading

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and… Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis for sale

LONDON — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration… Continue reading

Canada deemed U.S. a safe country for asylum seekers after internal review

OTTAWA — Canadian immigration officials have determined that the United States remains… Continue reading

Bombardier sues Mitsubishi over alleged theft of aircraft trade secrets

MONTREAL — Bombardier is suing Mitsubishi Aircraft in the United States over… Continue reading

Three strong earthquakes reported in Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island

Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean… Continue reading

Most Read