Switchboard – October 8

Senior Citizens Downtown House musical jam session for all musicians and music lovers are held the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Next session Oct. 9. Admission $2.50, includes coffee and snacks. Call 403-346-4043.

Senior Citizens Downtown House musical jam session for all musicians and music lovers are held the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Next session Oct. 9. Admission $2.50, includes coffee and snacks. Call 403-346-4043.

Red Deer Square Dance Club regular dances with guest callers are held on the second Saturday of each month at Gaetz Memorial United Church at 7:30 p.m. The next dance will be on Oct. 9. Contact Jim and Deb at 403-896-7389.

Community Spirit Program Information Session will be offered on Oct. 12, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the CiRS Community Village. Learn more about the charitable tax credit so you can promote it to your supporters. Visit the program website, www.communityspiritprogram.ca to review the program guidelines and bring them to the session. To register call Kathleen at 403-346-4636 or email Kathleen@cirsonline.ca.

Old Tyme Dance at Lacombe Kozy Korner is held on the second Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Contribute to, and enjoy pooled lunch. Live music performed by Gaetz Valley Minstrels each time. Phone 403-749-2161.

MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Oct. 9 session is called Turkey with a side of Turkey. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) open house will be held on Oct. 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Church. Please use the north door.

T.O.P.S. is a non-profit weight loss support organization which holds regular weekly meetings. Visit a meeting free of charge. For locations and information call Gail at 403-340-1859 or toll free at 1-800-932-8677 or see www.tops.org.

Parkland Cross Country Ski Club meets on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. There will be a presentation with slides on a recent trip to the summit of Mount Everest by Lucille de Beaudrap. Visit www.parklandxcskiclub.org

Community Spirit Program information session will be held at the CiRS Community Village on Oct. 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Learn more about the charitable tax credit at this free videoconference, get a detailed overview of the program, guidelines, and application process. See www.communityspiritprogram.ca to download the guidelines and application and bring them to the session. To register, contact Kathleen at 403-346-4636, or email to kathleen@cirsonline.ca.

Drop in Carpet Bowling at the Golden Circle runs each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. For more information please call Carol at 403-302-9004.

Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) Family and Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m. at 301 4805 48 Street. Phone the CABIS office at 403-341-3463. The next meeting will be Oct. 12.

Rocky’s Organization for Animal Rescue (ROAR) meets every second Tuesday of the month at Rocky Mountain House Elementary School library at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on Oct. 12. Please call 403-844-6024.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Frisky and Friends. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic photo identification clinic will be offered on Oct. 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 at 301, 5008 Ross St. The legal clinic offers free affidavits of identification that are notarized by a lawyer. This identification does not replace government-issued identification, but is intended to help people access basic services while replacing their proper identification. To book an appointment, please call 403-314-9129.

Canadian Blood Services Community Blood Donor Clinics are on the following days: Oct. 13 at Lacombe Memorial Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 16 at Camrose Masonic Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Oct. 20 at Rimbey Community Centre from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 21 at Norsemen Inn in Camrose from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 27 at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 4:30 to 8 p.m., and at Wetaskiwin Sacred Heart Catholic Church 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. The Red Deer clinic will be closed Oct. 11. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca.

Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Elnora Drop In Centre. Cowboy boots and hats welcome. The next dates are Oct. 13 and 27. For more information, call 403-749-2047 and 403-773-3600.

Bridging the Gap — Recruitment and Retention in a Multi-generational Work Force will be offered on Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pine Lake Room at Red Deer Lodge. The cost is $25 for BRZ ratepayers and $30 for others. To register, phone 403-340-8696.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dinner and dance, Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels Band. Admission is $20. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

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