Switchboard – October 4

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.

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 Oct. 5. For further information phone Myrt at 403-341-6467, or Shirley at 403-346-7160.

Stettler Senior Drop-In Centre events include: Court whist on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; pool at noon Monday to Saturday; cards on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; floor curling Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.; 500 card games every second and fourth Thursday of each month. To find out more, contact Fern at 403-742-3094.

Art of Friendship, a program for those who feel lonely or isolated and need to brush up on their friendship skills, will be offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association. This eight week course will run on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 23 or Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. starting on Oct. 6. A $25 tuition fee includes all program materials. Scholarship money may be available to those in need. To register call 403-342-2266 or visit www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca for more information.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Gaetz Valley Minstrels. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Central Alberta Diversity Association Monday Morning Eye-Opener is offered at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at the CADA office. Coffee is on, and discussion will focus on acceptance, inclusiveness, and diversity, sports, movies, science, religion, politics, and more. No cost. Just bring ideas and an open mind. Phone 403-340-2143.

Central Alberta Council on Aging annual general meeting is open to the general public on Oct. 5, 9 a.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. Election of board members will be held. Guest speaker Corina Cole will speak on Alberta Seniors Benefit Program, Special Needs Assistance Program, dental, optical, and Education Property Tax Program. Cost is $3. Contact Shirley at 403-343-0767, or Sam at 403-341-5491.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) Innisfail meets every Tuesday in the basement of the Innisfail United Church. Weigh-in from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Next meeting will be on Oct. 5. Call Rose at 403-227-6903, or Elsie at 403-227-3508.

Sylvan Lake Legion potluck and jam session is held the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. Come to play, sing, dance or listen. Admission is $2, including coffee and lunch at 2:30 p.m. Potluck begins at noon followed by the jam session at 1 p.m. on Oct. 6. Contact Margie at 403-746-3153.

Downtown Market will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from June 2 to Oct. 6 at the former Arlington Hotel site at the corner of 51 Ave. and 49 St. Contact Laura at 403-340-8692.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Peace Hills Country Ramblers is on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Red Deer Art Club meets on Thursdays at 1 to 4 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Bring your paints and join other artists. A drop-in fee of $1 applies. Contact Sharon at 403-340-3532, or Gordon at 403-597-0823.

Heartland Cowboy Church will be held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Stettler Agriplex. Cowboy church will be held Oct. 5 and 19. Phone 403-742-4273.

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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