Switchboard – October 7

Community Connections is a program for immigrant seniors, age 50 plus, looking for recreation, integration, support and fellowship.

Community Connections is a program for immigrant seniors, age 50 plus, looking for recreation, integration, support and fellowship. The group meets on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Locations vary but the group generally meets at the Golden Circle. Home visits, language interpretation and transportation support may be provided upon request. For more information, contact Sherry at 403-346-8818.

Lacombe Royal Canadian Legion offers court whist the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m., and flag whist the third Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Cost $3 per person per visit; refreshments provided. Phone 403-782-5365.

Blackfalds Holiday Market will run on Oct. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Hall. If you can make it, bake it or grow it, we want you! For more information call Tristina at 403-302-7935.

H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Empty Arms Recover Through Sharing) is a program focused on helping families through the loss of their baby during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after birth. This group will meet the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bremner Avenue Community Health Unit. Next meeting is Oct. 8. For more information, email heartsreddeer@shaw.ca or phone 403-309-4344, extension 105. The program operates under the umbrella of the Red Deer Hospice Society Bereavement Program.

Benalto Leisure Club games and socializing afternoons are offered every Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact Mary at 403-746-5237 or Joan at 403-746-3436.

Drop-in Time for Twos is offered on Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch Children’s Services. Phone 403-346-4688.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Last West Hall old time dances are held the second Friday of each month from 7:30 to 11 p.m. from October to June. The hall is located west of Rimbey on Hwy. 53. Cost is $7 including lunch. Phone 403-843-6201. The first dance of the season will be on Oct. 9.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Oct. 9 at the Collicutt Centre in Red Deer from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 14 at Rimbey Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 21 at Lacombe Memorial Centre from 3 to 7 p.m.; 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.

Live at the Hub presents Neil NcNairnay on Oct. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by Rob on Oct. 16, 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.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Sale will be offered at Bower Place Shopping Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in support of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Pies will be sold for $5 each or two pies for $7. All proceeds to CAWES. Contact Tara at 403-346-5643. Come pick up Thanksgiving dessert and support this worthy cause.

MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery space in Parkland Mall on Saturdays. The Oct. 10 session is called Thanksgiving — Gone to the Birds! All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405.

Pride Youth meets on Fridays Oct. 9 and 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Contact Chris at 403-505-8739 or email prideyouth@live.ca for more information.

Halloween Horror Makeup Workshop invites teens aged 12 to 17 years to the Snell Auditorium of Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Oct. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. to learn about special effects of costume makeup with the trained makeup artist. Free. Call 403-755-1146 or email jen@rdpl.org.

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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