Switchboard – October 21

Delburne and District Drop-In Centre musical jams are held from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Fridays of each. October’s jam sessions will run on Oct. 9 and 23. Admission of $2 includes refreshments. Phone 403-749-2035.

Delburne and District Drop-In Centre musical jams are held from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Fridays of each. October’s jam sessions will run on Oct. 9 and 23. Admission of $2 includes refreshments. Phone 403-749-2035.

Turkey supper at Ridgewood Hall takes place on Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages six to 15. Call 403-886-4654 or 403-886-4642.

Stettler TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday in the wing of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Weigh-in from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. Call Vivian at 403-742-3935, or Grace at 403-742-6081.

The Halloween Singles dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Penhold Hall, 8: 30 p.m. Cost is $10. Band is Wise Choice. For more information call Keith, 403-350-5493 or Elaine, 403-341-7653.

Drop-in Babytimes is offered on Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m., or on Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch Children’s Department for children from birth to 24 months of age along with their caregivers. Phone 403-346-4688.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12 step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. Many people are finding recovery from obesity, anorexia and bulimia. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rimbey, and Ponoka. For information, contact Joanne at 403-314-1922 or Elsie at 403-347-7991.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) is a non-profit weight loss support organization which holds regular weekly meetings in Red Deer and Blackfalds. Learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise and more. Visit a meeting free of charge. For locations and information call Gail at 403-340-1859 or toll free at 1-800-932-8677 or see www.tops.org. Meetings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in the evenings, and on Tuesday mornings.

Lion Plaza Branch of Red Deer Public Library offers Preschool Storytimes for children ages three to five years on Mondays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., and Toddler Play and Learn Time on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. parents and caregivers with their newborns to three year olds. Both are drop-in programs. No registration is required. For details, phone 403-341-3822.

Manga in the mezz — final one — will be held in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Oct. 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Teens are welcome to join in all things manga and anime. Phone 403-755-1146 or email to jen@rdpl.org.

Red Deer Co-op presents Dan Bar-el Day on Oct. 24 in conjunction with Family Storytime at 11 a.m. in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Also, there will be a special presentation for children ages 10 years and up at 2 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at the library. Come out for fun with this amazing and hilarious author. Phone 403-346-4688.

Deer Park Lancaster Community Association Annual General Meeting will be on Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. at the community shelter at 181 Dowler Street.

Ladies Getting Connected meets every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Christian Assembly. This fall’s study is Love as a Way of Life by Gary Chapman. Phone Maxine at 403-358-8248, or Dolly at 403-342-7313.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Rimbey Rythmaires Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Piper Creek Lodge Fall Tea and Sale offers specialty Christmas items, homemade baking, raffles, free door prizes, white elephant items, and much more on Oct. 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the residents. Phone 403-343-1066 , extension 3.

World Religions Conference will be held at Red Deer College on Oct. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mainstage, Arts Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Scholars from Buddhism, Christianity Judaism, Aboriginal and Islamic faiths will present their points of view. Free admission. Refreshments served. Online registration available at www.islamevents.ca/red-deer

Live at the Hub presents Mike and Lann on Oct. 23, and Waskasoo Bluegrass Society on Oct. 30. Free to hear live music on these Fridays in October. Phone 403-340-4869.

Alberta Criminal Justice Association presents “Inside local drug treatment courts” on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chalet of Westerner Park. This event will appeal to those whose clients suffer from addiction. Registration costs for members of ACJA is $55, non-members, $65 and students are $30.

Tourism Red Deer presents its speaker series beginning on Oct. 22 with Let’s talk tourism featuring Simon Hudson, professor of tourism and marketing at the University of Calgary. The presentation takes place in the Four Centres (new expansion) of Red Deer College beginning at 5 p.m. For tickets, $10 for members, $15 for non-members, call 403-346-0180

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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