Central Alberta African Centre grand opening ceremony celebration will be held on Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 4214 58 Street. Highlights include entertainment by The Central Alberta African Choir, The Tapley Family, and more. For information phone 403-986-7305. Admission is free, but donations to run the centre gratefully accepted. See www.caac1.ca for updates.
Lion Plaza Branch of Red Deer Public Library offers Preschool Storytimes for children ages three to five years on Mondays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., and Toddler Play and Learn Time on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. parents and caregivers with their newborns to three year olds. Both are drop-in programs. No registration is required. For details, phone 403-341-3822.
The 18th Morrisroe Scouts are holding a bottle drive on Sept. 26 in Morrisroe, Anders, and Lancaster beginning at 9 a.m.
A Singles dance will be held at Penhold Hall on Saturday, Sept. 26. Doors open at 8 p.m., music by Randy Hillman starts at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For information call Keith at 403-350-5493 or Elaine at 403-341-7653.
Country Gospel Concerts are held at the Ponoka Drop In Centre on the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. The next date is Sept. 27. Admission is $5 at the door including refreshments, with proceeds in support the centre. Hear the Meadowbrook Singers and Forrie Werner, Baritone-Country Songs. Contact Glen at 403-783-3850.
Ponoka Seniors’ Drop-In Centre musical jamboree sessions take place every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost $2, includes refreshments. Everyone welcome to sing, play an instrument or just enjoy the music on Sept. 26. Phone Glen at 403-783-3850.
Walking With Your Grief — Walk ‘N’ Talk is a free drop-in on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Red Deer Hospice. The final walk until the spring of 2010 will be on Sept. 26. Volunteers accompany participants on a mild 30 minute walk around Anders on the Lake, followed by light refreshments. In case of uncertain weather, participants are invited to relax and sit and sip refreshments indoors. Contact Simone or Marion at 403-309-4344, ext. 105.
Salvation Army Church Rummage and Bake Sale will be held on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. downstairs at the church. An elevator is available. Donations of new and good used items welcome prior to the sale. Contact Terry at 403-346-2251.
Inspiring Education: A Dialogue with Albertans will be held in the Snell Auditorium of Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members are invited to join the conversation around Second Languages (SL) education, which will be facilitated by International and Heritage Languages Association. Contact Tatiana at 403-318-9312.
Closing Critique for Alberta Wide 2009: Transitions will culminate on Sept. 27 from 1:15 to 3 p.m., at the Red Deer Museum and Art Galley in their temporary space at Parkland Mall. Phone 403-309-8405.
Sargent Community’s Annual Fall Breakfast will be held on Sept. 26 at the Sargent Centre beginning at 9 a.m. Contact George at 403-784-3654.
Harvest Party at Spruce View Hall is on Oct. 3. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 and dance to follow. Tickets are $30 for members of the Red Deer Danish Canadian Club; non-members are $35. Call Ellen at 403-845-6894 before Sept. 27. Bussing will be available from Red Deer. Call Larry at 403-728-3027 to reserve a spot.
Thanksgiving Food Drive will be gleaned on Sept. 26 from noon to 3 p.m.
Neighbourhoods targeted will receive a brochure and a grocery bag prior to the food drive, and residents are asked to leave the filled bags on their doorsteps for pick up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints volunteers. For information, phone the Red Deer Food Bank Society at 403-342-5355.
Operation Food Lift in support of Red Deer Food Bank Society will be offered on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Red Deer Regional Airport. For a donation of $20 cash or food donation equivalent per person, Skywings Aviation will provide a scenic airplane ride. There will be a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. , and then hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. Also, a flea market will be offered in support of the food bank. Table bookings are welcome by phoning 403-342-5355.
Red Deer and District Pro-Life meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church library. Next meeting is Sept. 28. Phone 403-340-2229.
Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs begin this week for: Infant Massage — Sept. 28, 6 p.m., $43; Relaxation Massage — Sept. 29 to Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., $76; Jams and Jellies — Sept. 28, 7 p.m., $45. GST will be added. Phone 403-342-1059.
Dress for Success Annual General Meeting will be held on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the lower level at the Bunn Building at 4820 50 Ave. Refreshments served. Please RSVP to 403-350-6468. See www.dressforsuccess.org/centralalberta, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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