Switchboard – October 18

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 40 Homes Street.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 40 Homes Street. This 12-step program of recovery is for individuals experiencing difficulty with overeating. No dues or fees. See www.oa.org, or phone Phyl at 403-347-4188, or Margaret at 403-347-1350.

Tony Connelly Singers Choral Group invites everyone to join them on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Downtown House. Musical instruments encouraged. Call Shirley at 403-342-5904, or Alice at 403-343-3688 for more information.

Bargain Treasures Thrift Store welcomes gently used items, except large furniture, computers and monitors. Please bring items inside the back door at 5217 Gaetz Ave. during business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is run by volunteers and all proceeds stay in the community. Phone 403-347-9711.

Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-346-4688.

Canadian Cancer Society Jail ‘N’ Bail will go on Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Parkland Mall. Have your co-workers, friends, or family “arrested” for a good cause and raise funds to fight cancer. See cancer.ca/ab/jailnbail or call 403-347-1815.

Wills and Estate Planning information session will be presented by the Heart and Stroke foundation of Alberta on Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the foundation office. Don Sinclair will present useful information about wills, tax consequences and charitable bequests. RSVP for this free session by Oct. 19 by calling 403-342-4435.

Chopin 2010 Alberta continues on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for a free jazz concert and more. Phone 403-346-2100.

Litterless Lunch Eco-Session will be presented at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Oct. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of packing a litter-free lunch, get some new recipes and more from a nutritionist from Alberta Health. Admission by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. Phone 403-346-2010.

Elnora United Church turkey supper will be offered on Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elnora Community Hall. Adults, $10, six to 12, $6 and free for under six years. Silent auction included.

Wildrose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus Guest Night will be on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ. Men interested in singing are invited to learn more about the group’s fellowship, singing in four-part harmony, and more. No experience required. Contact David at 403-342-1318, or email to crozsmit@telusplanet.net.

Presentation on Latin America will be offered on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Hub. Explore the culture, friendship, traditional dances, ethnic refreshments and more. Sponsored by Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.). Phone 403-346-8818.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Frisky and Friends. Come dressed for hard times. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

The Red Deer and Central Alberta Chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories hosts an adult child support group for adult children who care for or offer support to their parents with Alzheimer disease and related dementia. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at #101, 4805-48 Ave., Red Deer. The next meeting is Oct. 19. For more information call 403-346-2540 or visit www.alzheimer.ab.ca

Central Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bethany Care CollegeSide on the second floor at 7 p.m. Phone 403-347-5075. The next meeting will be on Oct. 19.

Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at #4 Iron Wolf Boulevard (lower level). The next meeting will be on Oct. 19. All gardening fans welcome. A $2 drop-in fee applies. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061.

Kinsmen Club of Lacombe celebrates their 60th anniversary on Oct. 23 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Former members are invited; $40 per couple. Contact Lynn, 403-782-2479 or Dewey a 403-782-4715 before Oct. 20 for more information.

Central Alberta Historical Society will meet on Oct. 20, 7 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Speaker and author Nancy Millar will speak about the Famous Five — women who made history by going to the Supreme Court of Canada and then on to the Privy Council in Great Britain to prove that women are persons under the law. Oct. 18 is known as Persons Day. Contact Don at 403-342-2245.

Friends of LAIRD Come and Go Farewell to LAIRD District Council (Lacombe, Innisfail, and Red Deer District Council) will go on Oct. 20 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Relax Crew on Orr Drive, Red Deer.

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. Alberta’s pines with Bryan Shantz will be the topic for the Oct. 20 meeting.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Gaetz Valley Minstrels is on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre Auxiliary monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month in the chapel at 2 p.m. The next meeting will be on Oct. 20. The Ponoka General Hospital Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, weekends, and evenings by appointment. New members are always welcome. Phone 403-783-3145.

Central Alberta Special Equestrian (CASE) is seeking new board members who enjoy volunteering, horses and are concerned about individuals with disabilities. Attend the information meeting on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Relax Crew, 6332 Orr Drive.

Community forums on Health Land, Lakes and Rivers within the Red Deer watershed will be held on Oct. 26 at the Sundre Seniors Lodge, Oct. 27 at the Westerner Park, Lookout Room and Oct. 28 at Oyen Seniors Centre. All meetings are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch. Register by one week before each event by phone, 403-340-7379 or email jwmp@rdwa.ca. Last day to register for Red Deer meeting is Oct. 20.

The Ford Motor Company will be on site at West Park Middle School on Oct. 21 starting at 1 p.m. Every test drive will earn the school $20.

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.