Switchboard – October 23

Lacombe Legion Bingo is played every Monday at 7 p.m. in the legion hall. Phone 403-782-6441. Try your luck on Oct. 26.

Lacombe Legion Bingo is played every Monday at 7 p.m. in the legion hall. Phone 403-782-6441. Try your luck on Oct. 26.

Art show and sale, in support of the Alix-Mirror Youth Centre will be on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alix Community hall. Tickets are $10 which includes admission, strawberries and cake and refreshments. For more information call 403-747-2559.

Annual Antique Show and Sale will take place at Olds Legion on Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Phone 403-227-6622.

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.

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 Oct. 25 featuring Steve Potter and The Strings and Things, and Sherry Christiansen and Friends Trio. Admission is $5 at the door including refreshments, with proceeds in support the centre. Contact Glen at 403-783-3850.

Spruce View Swinging 8’s Square Dance Club 45th Anniversary will be celebrated on Oct. 25. Dance from 2 to 4:30 p.m. followed by program from 4:30 to 5 p.m., and supper at 5 p.m. The meat will supplied. Please bring salad or dessert to share. All present and former dancers welcome.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society will conduct a health recovery a on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to noon at Bay C16 5580 45 St. For more information call 403-346-6772.

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.

Red Deer Ski and Snowboard show runs Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stockmen’s Pavilion, Westerner Park. General admission is $6; free for children under five.

Red Deer Independent Film Group’s Reel Movie Mondays continue with Sérephine on Oct. 26 at Cineplex Galaxy Theatre at 7 p.m. A fictionalized account of a an artist, a simple housekeeper, whose brilliantly colourful canvases adorn some of the most famous galleries in the world. Tickets at the door cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Memberships for the Red Deer Independent Film Group, and advance tickets may be purchased from Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery space in the Parkland Mall, or by phone at 403-347-1416. See reelmoviemondays.ca, or phone Keith at 403-347-2006, Rod at 403-309-8445, or James at 403-356-4859.

Red Deer and District Pro-Life meets the fourth Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church library. Next meeting is Oct. 26. Phone 403-340-2229.

Crafty Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. All ages invited to drop in and create seasonal, nature-inspired crafts. The cost is $2 per craft. Phone 403-346-2010.

Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act (SCAN) presentation will be offered at Neighourhood Watch Annual General Meeting on Oct. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the RCMP Downtown Detachment in the training room downstairs. This presentation is open to the public. Retiring president of Neighbourhood Watch — TerryLee Ropchan — will introduce the new president, Mike Maracle. As well, three board members are needed to work as directors, and an event coordinator. See www.nwatch.ca, or phone 403-343-6181.

Seniors Resource Clinics are held on the following dates: Oct. 26 — 9:45 a.m. Legion Arms Apartments, and at 1 p.m. at Luther Manor, both in Wetaskiwin; Oct. 29 — 10 a.m. at Stettler Paragon Place, and at 2 p.m. at Barrett Place in Red Deer. Contact Wendy at 403-309-8198 or Barb at 403-309-8197. This month’s topic is dealing with pain.

Doctors Without Borders former international president, Dr. James Orbinski speaks at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Orbinski will share his experiences with humanitarian intervention. A wine and decadent dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $25 for students and are available at Bailey Pharmacy in Lacombe, at www.ticketweb.ca or call 1-888-222-6808.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Oct. 28 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and, Oct. 29 at Camrose Masonic Hall from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and 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. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca. Closed Monday, Oct. 12.

Creating Prosperity Workshop will be offered by Rev. Valentine Owen, and The Centre for Spiritual Living beginning on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. It will run for six to eight weeks, and will cost $125 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for information, phone 403-342-4905.

Halloween Spooktacular! invites children ages four to nine to join in “frightening” stories, songs, and crafts at Red Deer Public Library Children’s Department on Oct. 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. Halloween costumes welcome. Please register by Oct. 27 at 403-346-4688, or in person at the library.

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