Switchboard – October 9

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre offers Drop-in Scrabble at 1 p.m. on Mondays during the summer for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre offers Drop-in Scrabble at 1 p.m. on Mondays during the summer for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074.

Spruce View Community Library regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. These hours will be in effect until Christmas break, Dec. 2009. Contact Paddy or Marie at 403-728-0012.

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.

Golden Oldies Films for Seniors presents South Pacific on Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Free tropical treats. Phone 403-346-2100.

Red Deer Public Library will be closed at both the downtown and Lion Plaza branches for Thanksgiving on Oct. 12, and on Oct. 23 for staff development. Phone 403-346-2100.

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.

Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger food drive will be held at the Red Deer Rebels hockey game on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. All food and donations will go to the Red Deer Food Bank Society. The first 1,500 people to donate, will receive a free gift from FCC. Phone 403-309-4962.

Rocky’s Organization for Animal Rescue (ROAR) meets every second Tuesday of the month at Rocky Mountain House Elementary School library at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on Oct. 13. Those interested in animal rescue, or for information, please call 403-844-6024.

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. 13.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Seniors Resource Clinics are held on the following dates: Oct. 13 — 9:45 a.m. at Rimbey and District Seniors Drop In Centre, and at 1 p.m. at Bentley Seniors Drop In Centre; Oct. 15— 10 a.m. at Columbus Place, and at 1 p.m. at Westview Lodge, both in Rocky Mountain House; Oct. 20 — 9:30 a.m. at Parkview Manor, and at 1 p.m. at Kozy Korner, both in Lacombe; Oct. 21 — 11:30 a.m. at Downtown House, and at 2 p.m. at Legacy Estates, both in Red Deer; Oct. 22— 9:30 a.m. at Golden Circle in Red Deer; Oct. 26 — 9:45 a.m. Legion Arms Apartments, and at 1 p.m. at Luther Manor, both in Wetaskiwin; Oct. 29 — 10 a.m. at Stettler Paragon Place, and at 2 p.m. at Barrett Place in Red Deer. Contact Wendy at 403-309-8198 or Barb at 403-309-8197. This month’s topic is dealing with pain.

Canadian Ski Patrol System — Red Deer Zone ski patroller information nights will be offered on Oct. 13 and 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Normandeau Elementary School. Women and men aged 18 years and over are welcome. Patrollers must be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week, and be able to attend first aid training classes, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning on Oct. 20 for 10 to 12 weeks at Normandeau Elementary School. The cost is $125 which covers the first aid training, manuals, CD, on-hill training, and ski hill lift tickets for the training days. Contact Rob at 403-304-5926, or skipatrol.rd@gmail.com, or stop by on one of the information nights.

Central Alberta Self Advocates (CASA) Community Living Awareness Month celebration takes place on Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium in the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library. Presentations from various community agencies on community living success will be held, as well as displays and promotional booths, light refreshments, and more. Contact Tanja at 403-340-5626.

Heart of a Great Marriage, live via satellite, featuring speakers Dr. Gary Smalley, Kevin Leman, Ted Cunnigham and more, will be offered on Oct. 17 at Liberty Church from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Early bird sale is $30 per couple up to Oct. 9 or $50 after that. For more information call 403-342-7800.

Motion Picture Arts at Red Deer College Film Works 2009 features the best of student acting and production at the college. It will be held on Oct. 15 at Galaxy Cinemas at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. See www.rdc.ab.ca/performing_arts

Freehold Mineral Owners Information Seminar will meet on Oct. 15 at the Norseman Inn in Camrose. Registration will be at 6 p.m. with presentations on the impact of low gas prices, shut-in wells, leasing, estate planning and more to be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $20 per person or couple for members, or $30 per person or couple for non-members. Membership is available at the door for $50 per person or couple, or $135 for three years. Phone 403-254-4438, or email to fhoa@shaw.ca, or see www.fhoa.ca

Cheryl Fisher, Eric Allison and John Stowell Performance and Workshop present a free jazz performance on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at Red Deer College Main Stage.

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