Switchboard – October 27

ADHD public education forum, featuring quest speaker Dr. David Roseman, will be offered on Oct. 29 at Westerner Park Chalet from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free but register by calling the Learning Disabilities Association at 403-340-3885.

ADHD public education forum, featuring quest speaker Dr. David Roseman, will be offered on Oct. 29 at Westerner Park Chalet from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free but register by calling the Learning Disabilities Association at 403-340-3885.

Story and Song: Adrian Plass and Glen Soderholm with World Vision will be presented on Oct. 31 at Alliance Community Church in Sylvan Lake at 8 p.m. Tickets, $15, available at Scott’s Parables, the church office or at the door for $18. For more information call 403-887-2577.

Drop-in Pre-school Storytime is offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Stories, songs, and crafts for three to five year olds. Phone 403-346-4688.

Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn about the natural world around us. Drop in, or phone 403-346-2010 to find out more.

Pride Youth meets on Oct. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room. Contact Chris at 403-505-8739 or email prideyouth@live.ca for more information.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre will host a travel show on Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a free show for everyone to attend. Contact Diane at 403-343-6074, ext. 108.

Addict In The Family support group is a free, confidential, professionally-facilitated support group available to families and/or caregivers dealing with addictions within their family circle. Meetings are every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4920-54 Street. Upcoming meetings are Oct. 29 and Nov. 12. Phone Jackie at 403-342-0895 for details.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Elmer and Friends Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Benalto Rural Crime Watch Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at Benalto Leisure Centre, Agriculture Grounds. Guest speakers will be Lois Bouchard, president of Certified Secure Identification (CSI) of Red Deer, Sgt. Duncan Babchuk, and Corp. James Allemekinders of Sylvan Lake RCMP, and Sr. Peace Officer Bob Dixon of Red Deer County Protective Services. Elections and discussion of year end business will also be on the agenda. Residents should reside within the area patrolled by Sylvan Lake RCMP and/or proximal to BRCWS boundaries. New memberships welcome. Cost is $20 for three years and RCMP clearance. Contact Yvette at 403-746-3429.

Isotopes — Are We Being Given All The Facts? will be presented by Dr. Dale Dewar, past president of Physicians for Global Survival on Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. The presentation will discuss the recent shortage of isotopes, which has created an urgent need for public awareness and information. Co-hosted by the Council of Canadians, and the church. Contact Bonnie at 403-341-5491.

Murder at the Library . . . Who Will Be Next? takes place on Oct. 31 in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Youth in Grades 3 to 6 will work as a team to solve the mystery crime. (Note: No persons will actually be harmed in this program.) Phone 403-346-4688.

Live at the Hub presents Waskasoo Bluegrass Society on Oct. 30. Free to hear live music. Phone 403-340-4869.

Red Deer Art Club offers a mixed media workshop with Sheila Wright on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Golden Circle. There will be a drop in fee charged. For more information call Jean at 403-346-6248.

Annual Halloween Food Drive in support of Red Deer Food Bank takes place on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers will be wearing identification tags, and may have a candy bag with them as well. Food items needed most include canned vegetables, soups, dry soup, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna and chicken (small flat tins), peanut butter (500 ml size), pasta, pasta sauce, and rice. If possible, donations could be organized beforehand, and placed at the door for pick up. Cash donations in a sealed envelope are also graciously accepted.

Christmas Light Exchange will be offered on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Residents are invited to bring two strings of their old incandescent, exterior holiday lights for one new string of energy efficient LED strings. Households are eligible to receive one string of new lights, per adult living in the house. For further information, contact Todd Nivens at the nature centre at 403-346-2010 ext. 106, or Pam Vust, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, City of Red Deer at 403-342-8751.

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