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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rimbey, and Ponoka. Call Joanne at 403-314-1922.

Memorial Society of Red Deer and District office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CIRS Community Village. For more information, please phone 403-346-4636, or see www.memorialsocietyrd.ca, or e-mail to info@memorialsocietyrd.ca.

Dancercise at the Golden Circle starts up again on Sept. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $1. Join in the senior friendly, low impact, fun way to get exercise and meet new people. For more information, call the Golden Circle at 403-343-6074.

Red Deer Area Hikers meet Sept. 9 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to depart for a 10 km hike at the Kerrywood-McKenzie Loop. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Lunch is a cookout. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

International FASD Awareness Day will be held on Sept. 9 at the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library. Information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder along with a panel of speakers, publications, refreshments and more will be shared. For more information call 403-550-3590.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Sept. 9 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Country Express. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Children’s Service Centre will host families, staff, friends and supports of CSC to a Welcome Back Celebration on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Linn Valley Community Hall. Enjoy a barbecue, snacks, entertainment, games, bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, clowns, a puppet show, and music by Flying Colors. Pre-register for this free event before Sept. 10 by calling 403-340-2606 or e-mail infor@rdcsc.ca. More information can be found at www.childrenservices.ca

Old Tyme Dance at Mirror Community Hall is held the second Saturday of every other month. Next dance Sept. 11. Doors and cash bar opens at 7 p.m. Dance from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. midnight. Lunch to follow. Live music. Admission $10. Contact Jean at 403-788-3787.

Fall Gather in Delburne will be held Sept. 10, 11 and 12 to celebrate western heritage. Activities include a quilt show, jam session, beef dinner, cowboy poetry, cowboy church, antique auto show and shine, museum displays, pancake breakfast, ranch roping, saddle and tack makers and artists and craft displays and sales. For full detail see www.fallgather.ca

18th Morrisroe Scouts information and registration night will be held on Sept. 9 at 6:15 p.m. at Annie L. Gaetz School. Contact Susan at 403-342-0976.

Infrared animal searches are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., and from midnight to 2 a.m. on the night of Sept. 10. Experience a new way to see the night life in Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary after dark. Adults only. Cost is $15 for members, or $17 for non members, plus GST. Six spots available per time frame; paid pre-registration required. Call 403-346-2010.

Historic Raft Tours will be offered on Sept. 11 and 18 at 1 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. Cost is $35 for members, and $40 for non-members plus GST. Tours run approximately three hours. Children must be at least 40 pounds. Pre-register at least 24 hours in advance by calling Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010.

Outlaw Eagle Boating for a Cure happens on Sept. 11 on the Brazeau River and features a boat poker rally in support of Central Alberta branch of Canadian Cancer Society. The poker rally begins at the Brazeau Dam boat launch off Hwy. 820, northwest of Rocky Mountain House, or from Hwy. 620 southwest of Drayton Valley. Registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Camping available. Open to all river boars at $40 per hand, with extra hands for $10. Prizes will be awarded after returning to the boat launch. Contact Outlaw Eagle at 403-347-4565 or see www.outlaweagle.com

To be included in this listing, please e-mail event details to editorial@bprda.wpengine.com, fax to 403-341-6560 or phone 403-314-4325.

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