Switchboard – October 15

Lacombe Round Dance Club dances are on Mondays at Kozy Korner in Lacombe starting Oct. 18, 2010.

Lacombe Round Dance Club dances are on Mondays at Kozy Korner in Lacombe starting Oct. 18, 2010. Ballroom dance steps offered to beginners from 7 to 8 p.m. Regular dancers are welcome from 8 to 10 p.m. This dance format continues most Mondays until April 2011, with the first hour for beginners. Several free lessons offered. Drop-in. Call 403-782-3546, or 403-782-2678.

Dr. Marla Shapiro of CTV National News and author of Life In Balance: My Journey With Breast Cancer, will be speaking at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Her powerful and informative presentation, Survivorship — With, Through and Beyond, will be based on her personal experience with cancer. Tickets, $40, $35 seniors, $25, students, include wine and cheese and appetizers by Palette Pleasers. Call Ticketweb, 1-888-222-6608 or go online to www.ticketweb.ca Dr. Shapiro will host a book signing at the public library in Lacombe from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and following the event.

Fall Tea and Bazaar at Sacred Heart Church will be on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is available for a cost of $4. Other highlights will be baking, preserves, and crafts.

MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Oct. 16 session is called Farm Frenzy. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.

Westlake Community Society Idol Contest and Annual Oktoberfest will both take place on Oct. 16 at Rimbey Community Centre starting at 2 p.m. with the idol contest, supper from 6 to 7 p.m., dance to follow. Tickets at the door. Phone 403-843-6654.

Oktoberfest 2010 will be celebrated on Oct. 16 at Penhold Memorial Hall beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m., authentic German dinner at 7 p.m., group dance lesson at 8:30 p.m., dance at 9:30 with The Kraze DJ, and late lunch at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each at the door, or town office. Phone 403-886-5464.

Volunteers are needed for Wishmaker Walk for Wishes taking place on Oct. 16 at the Golden Circle from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to support the Children’s Wish Foundation. Phone 403-314-3399.

Meet author Frieda Wishinsky, on Oct. 16, 11 a.m. at the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Wishinsky has written Please Louise, and other picture books. Enjoy meeting the author for stories and family fun. Phone 43-346-4688.

Olson Memorial Celebration of Books featuring Frieda Wishinsky and her Canadian Flyer series will be held on Oct. 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Focus group will be Grades 2 to 4. Join Wishinsky as she reads from her work, and describes the writing process. Phone 403-346-4688.

Family Planetarium is offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Oct 17. Join an interpreter for a tour of the autumn sky starting at 1 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, or $10 per family at the door. Phone 403-346-2010.

Lacombe Legion Breakfast is offered on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy the breakfast on Oct. 17. No breakfasts in November. Phone 403-782-6441.

Red Deer Independent Film Group’s Reel Movie Mondays continue with I Am Love on Oct. 18 at Cineplex Galaxy Theatre at 7 p.m. The story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives undergo sweeping changes. Tickets at the door cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships in the Red Deer Independent Film Group for $10, advance tickets, and ticket packages for the entire series may be purchased at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The series package is for $35 for members, and $45 for non-members.

See reelmoviemondays.ca, or phone Keith at 403-347-2006, Rod at 403-309-8445, or James at 403-356-4859.

International Book Fair, sponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort, will be held on Oct. 18 at The Hub from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations of children’s books, novels or newer non-fiction books, especially those in other languages will be accepted. Call 403-346-8818 for information.

Red Deer and District Pro-Life meets at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church for the annual general meeting on Oct. 18. Guest speakers will be students from University of Calgary who presented Genocide Awareness Project Display and will share their testimony and speak of the university’s response, and more. Phone 403-340-2229.

The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts a support group for spouses from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at #101, 4805 – 48 Ave., Red Deer on Oct. 18. For information phone 403-346-2540 or see www.alzheimer.ab.ca

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 p.m. The next meeting will be on Oct. 19. Contact Fay at 403-347-3248, or Clarice at 403-341-4351

Westerner Park and Partners Present business building seminars with Jeff Mowatt on Oct. 20. Leading a Service-Oriented Team will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and is ideal for managers and supervisors. The Art of Customer Service — Influence with Ease will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and is idea for front line staff. Contact Tourism Red Deer at 403-309-6249, or email to nicole@tourismreddeer.net.

Haynes Community Society Annual Turkey Supper will be held on Oct. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults cost $10, children ages seven to 12 years cost $5, and children ages six years and under are free of charge. Contact Teresa at 403-747-2367.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Oct. 20 at Rimbey Community Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 21 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 27 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m., and at Wetaskiwin Sacred Heart Catholic Church 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. The Red Deer clinic will be closed Oct. 11. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

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