7 Days – September 25

Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) annual general meeting, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the CABIS boardroom. Volunteers are needed to serve as board members. For more information please call the CABIS office at 341-3463.

MONDAY

Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) annual general meeting, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the CABIS boardroom. Volunteers are needed to serve as board members. For more information please call the CABIS office at 341-3463.

Red Deer and District Pro-Life meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church library. Next meeting is Sept. 26. Phone 403-341-9941.

Lacombe Carpet Bowling Club needs bowlers for their team bowling every Monday at 1 p.m. and drop in bowling on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Kozy Korner in Lacombe. Phone 403-782-3369 for more information.

Red Deer Square Dance Club lessons welcomes new members to learn to dance, visit clubs, enjoy pot-luck dinners, camp and enjoy new square dance friends. Cost is $50 for 10 lessons; first lesson is free. The club dances every Monday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Clearview Community Centre starting Sept. 26. Contact Jim at 403-346-6993 or email newberry@plantinum.ca.

TUESDAY

Stimulate Your Senses, Fall Fair, will be held on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Know Presbyterian Church Gym. Browse through a selection of gifts from local home based businesses. Admission is a donation to the Food Bank. For more information call Cheryl at 403-347-2836.

Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

Back -To-School Blockbuster invites teens aged 12 to 17 years to enjoy a movie in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Sept. 27 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Phone 403-755-1146.

Bower Place Community Association seniors’ coffee and card parties are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Bower Kin Place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join the fun on Sept. 27. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632.

Red Deer Community Youth Orchestra is looking for young or young at heart string musicians, of violin, viola, cello and string bass to compliment the group. Practice, is at about a grade six music level on Tuesday nights at RDC with a number of performances throughout the year. For information call Louise at 40-347-9402.

WEDNESDAY

No Moms Allowed invites children ages three and up along with the special man in their lives to enjoy stories, songs, and a craft in the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Phone 403-346-4688.

Living Stones Church seniors monthly luncheon will be offered on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311.

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) information session will be offered on Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, or from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at The Hub. Free of charge. To register, call 403-340-4869, or see www.ilrcc.ab.ca, or email to learn@ilrcc.ab.ca.

Operation Christmas Child will offer information, cupcakes, and supplies to participate in the program, at CrossRoads Church on Sept. 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. Contact Karla at 403-887-8878.

Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society meeting will be held on Sept. 28, 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Bower neighbourhood. Donna Bullock will speak on finding the women of your family tree. Contact Mary-Joan at 403-346-3886.

Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Silver and Gold is on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

ACFA will offer French as a second language course starting Sept. 28 at the regional office at 6:15 p.m. Classes cost $56 for eight sessions. For more information call 403-986-4350 or email acfardmarketing@shawbiz.ca.

THURSDAY

James Bower and the United Farmers of Alberta exhibit will be on display at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until Oct. 9. This exhibit highlights the legacy of Bower in the city and as the founding president of the UFA. Call the gallery at 403-309-8405 for more information.

Living Well with a Mental Illness is an eight week course for people interested in learning more about mental illness and how people experiencing emotional distress can live productive lives will offered on Thursdays from Sept. 29 to Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon at Red Deer public Library Waskasoo Room. To register for this free course or for more information call 403-342-2266.

Randi Boulton Singers perform every Thursday at The Hub from 4 to 5:30 p.m. New singers welcome. Phone 403-340-4869.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-6165, 403-886-2740 or 403-343-6074.

Red Deer Area Hikers meet on Sept. 29 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 p.m. to depart for a nine km hike at Gull Lake. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

Red Deer Art Club meets on Thursdays at 1 to 4 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Bring your paints and join other artists. A drop-in fee of $1 applies. Contact Sharon at 403-340-3532, or Gordon at 403-597-0823.

FRIDAY

Bull Skit! A Night of Comedy will be presented by Against the Wall Theatre at the Scott Block on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. nightly. Cash bar. Tickets are available at Sunworks, or by calling 403-341-3455. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors and students.

Scrabble Benefit, hosted by GramaLink-Africa and supported by the Golden Circle, will run Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Golden Circle Seniors Centre. All proceeds donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to assist the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Register for pledge forms by contacting Merla at wmwgib@telusplanet.net or call 403-342-5670. This is a non competitive, fun benefit with silent auction and complimentary coffee and cookies. For more information contact Faye at 403-343-1881 or email bev.hughes@shaw.ca or call 403-343-1881.

Red Deer Arts Days run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 with a whirlwind of creative activities including free admission to concerts at Red Deer College, culturally diverse dancing and songwriters serenading at selected restaurants. For an updated list of events, visit www.reddeerevents.ca.

Red Deer Legion presents Crystal Faction — 40th Anniversary Renuion on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 8 p.m. to midnight for their weekend dance. Phone 403-342-0035.

Red Deer College Music Concert Series celebrates Alberta Arts Days and their 25 Anniversary celebration on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 with free events all weekend. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca

Empty Bowls Project, in support of local food projects will be held at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Cafeteria on Sept. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to purchase a pottery bowl made by a Red Deer Public School student, fill it with stir-fry or curry then later take the bowl home, all for $15.

Free The Fuzz fundraising event will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in aid of the Special Olympics. Officers from the RCMP, Sheriff’s Office and the Lacombe Police Service will camp out on the roof of Wal-Mart South. Volunteers and athletes will be taking donations to free the officers from their perch. For more information contact Cheryl at 403-358-5842 or Jerry at 403-346-4636.

Discovery Days at Olds College will be held on Sept. 30 to allow prospective students the advantages of attending the college. Day begins at 9 a.m. and includes guided tours, complimentary lunch, classroom shadowing, presentation for parents and counsellors and a farewell with prize draws. To register for this event visit www.oldscollege.ca/discoveryday or call 403-507-7715.

SATURDAY

The Madhatters — a drop-in humour outreach group for people who have experienced emotional distress or mental illness — meets on the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon at The Canadian Mental Health Association, 5017 50 Ave. For more information, see www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca or phone 403-342-2266.

Family Drop-In Storytime is offered on Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the children’s department at the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library. Songs, finger plays, crafts and more geared to three to six year olds. Children under three welcome with an adult. Phone 403-346-4576.

Voices for Hospices will be held on Oct. 1 at CrossRoads Church, 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy local artists and rising stars. Tickets, $30 are available to purchase online at www.reddeerhospice.com, call 403-309-4344 or pick up at 53rd Street Music.

Sheep and Cheese Dinner will be offered at Sunnybrook United Church on Oct. 1, 5 p.m. Enjoy a meal of lamb and fresh vegetables in Chilean style as a fundraiser for the Chilean Mapuche People to support sustainablilty for the indigenous peoples of Chile. Donations accepted for the dinner. Reserve your spot before Sept. 29 by calling 403-347-6073.

Get Creative and celebrate Alberta Arts Days with this fun, family event on Oct. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. Create your own Artist Trading Cards. Materials are provided or bring your own personal photos or images. To pre-register call 403-341-3822 or email saanderson@rdpl.org.

Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association will hold their art show and sale on Oct. 1 at Pioneer Lodge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Sierra of Taylor Drive Music Jam is held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome to play an instrument, dance or simply listen to the music. Next jam session is Oct. 1. Each session $2. No jam session in July and August. Phone Chris at 403-341-3385.

Celebrate the Arts on Oct. 1 at the Penhold and District Library with several events for the family. At 10 a.m. Ken Kowalchuk will offer drawing lessons using simple lines and a pencil. At 10:30 a.m. bend, stretch and move with Lisa Freeman from Little Yogis Studio and at 11 a.m. Val Hughes from Kindermusik Korner will offer fun with music and movement. For more information call 403-886-2636.

Shop the Cookie Walk at Sunnybrook United Church on Oct. 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Buy a box for $5 and fill with your choice of cookies. Complimentary coffee served. For more information call Linda at 403-347-6073.

Ride for Refugee will be held on Oct. 1 starting at 8 a.m. with two rides. One will be a 70km ride around Gull Lake, a fulfilling challenge for most cyclists with beautiful scenery and gorgeous roads. An easier ride, is a 20km out-and-back from Pik’n’Pak to Bentley, aimed at families and will stick to bicycle trails. Participants can register individually, join a team or start their own team. For more information go to www.rideforrefuge.org/location/reddeer

Nature T-shirt Workshop will be offered at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Ages six to 13 can create their own design using natural materials and fun techniques; all materials supplied. Cost is $15 per child or $17 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 403-346-2010.

SUNDAY

Try Hockey Day, in celebration of World Girls’ Hockey Day on Oct. 2, will be held at the Collicutt Centre with registration from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Activities, on and off ice, for ages six to 10 years, run until 3 p.m. Register for this free day at www.hockeyalberta.ca

CIBC Run for the Cure will take place in Red Deer on Oct. 2 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Help raise money for research and awareness of early diagnosis of breast cancer by gathering pledges and participating in the run. Interested participants, volunteers and sponsors are encouraged to visit http://www.cbcf.org, any CIBC branch or Running Room location to register and get involved.

Blessing of the Animals Service will be offered at Sunnybrook United Church on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. Contributions to the SPCA gratefully appreciated. Call Linda at 403-347-6073 for more information.