Norwegian Laft Hus craft and bake sale is set of Oct 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laft Hus behind the Recreation Centre. A Butikk sale will take place on Nov. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 403-347-2055.
MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery space in Parkland Mall on Saturdays. The Oct. 31 session is called Monster Madness Masks. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.
How dogs can help people with brain injuries maintain their independence seminar with speaker John Dignard of Wetaskiwin will be held at A Gathering Place, 5021 Ross Street (formerly The Club Cafe), on Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dignard, who lives with brain injury, has trained the dogs himself, and currently relies on and travels with his guide dog, Eve. The seminar is free, and is provided through the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. Coffee and juice will be served. Phone 403-309-7772.
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.
Ladies Auxiliary of Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 holds general meetings the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be on Nov. 2. For a ride please call Ahti at 403-346-0124 before noon on meeting day. Meat draw every Friday at 5 p.m.
CYA — Cover Your Assets — Consumer Privacy Seminar will be offered on Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oriole Park Activity Shelter. Find out about identity theft, and what to do to protect your personal information, and more. Free of charge. Presented by Oriole Park Community Association. Phone 403-342-2443.
Alberta Women’s Institute meetings: Ridgewood, first Tuesday of each month, 403-886-4129; Balmoral, first Friday of each month, 403-346-6468; Leslieville, second Wednesday of each month, 403-729-2420; Hillsdown, second Monday of each month, 403-347-0100; Lacombe, third Thursday of each month, 403-782-1764. Everyone welcome.
Friends Over 45 is an organization for women who are new to Red Deer or who have experienced lifestyle changes and would like to meet new friends. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month — next on Nov. 3. For further information phone Mryt at 403-341-6467, or Shirley at 403-346-7160.
Annual Friendship Group Beef Supper takes place on Nov. 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Delburne Hall. Costs are $8 for adults, $3.50 for children aged six to 12 years, and free for children under six years of age. Contact Lenora at 403-749-2083.
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.
Social Work Reunion Evening alumni dinner to celebrate 40 years of Social Work education at Red Deer College will be held on Nov. 7. Contact Brenda at Brenda.Joyce@rdc.ab.ca or phone 403-314-2478.
Fanatullen Scandinavian Dancers hold dance sessions every Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Festival Hall starting Nov. 2 through to Nov. 30. Come out for fun and exercise; Scandinavian heritage not required. Singles welcome. For information call 403-347-5303 or 403-341-4672.
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