Registrations – October 6, 2011

• Mental Health Education at the Snell Auditorium session will be offered on Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Dr. Norm Costigan at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Find find out about bipolar disorder. To register phone Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 or email to education@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca.

• Mental Health Education at the Snell Auditorium session will be offered on Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Dr. Norm Costigan at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Find find out about bipolar disorder. To register phone Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 or email to education@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca.

• Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs has openings for their upcoming courses in A Touch of Spice, Belly Dance, Spanish-Kick Start, Essential Homeseller Seminar, and Your Will. 403-342-1059 or visit www.rdpsd.ab.ca/commpro

• Ridgewood Community Turkey Supper will be held on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30. Cost for adults is $12, for children ages five to 12, $5 and supper is free for under five years. Call Dorothy at 403-886-4642.

• Little Shop of Horrors, presented by Bashaw Community Theatre, Nov. 12 13, 19, 20 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. Tickets are $20 for general admission and can be purchased online at www.bashawcommunitytheatre.com or call Jackie at 780-372-3648.

• The Hub on Ross is fundraising for the Somalian global Enrichment Foundation. Donated new or used jewelry to be sold on Fridays, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hub. Call Bev or Twyla at 403-340-4869.

• The Melting Pot Cultural Kitchen, an interactive live cooking show with guest chefs from different cultures each session, will be offered at The Hub on Ross. Upcoming dates are Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. Each session runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $10 per person or all three dates for $25 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Call Debbie at 403-342-4550, ext. 236 or email the.melting.pot.@hotmail.com.

• Ponoka Moose Lodge Old Time Dance will be held on third Saturday, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost is $12, ($10 for Moose members.) Potluck lunch. On Oct. 15 dance to The Diamonds. See www.AlbertaDanceNews.com, or call Jean or Fred at 403-783-8587.

• Central Alberta Dancers sponsor dances each month at the Penhold Memorial Hall. Regular dances start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person at the door. Oct. 28 dinner and dance features Yesteryear. Advance tickets, $20. Cocktails 5 p.m., dinner at 6 followed by dance at 7:30. Cost for dance only is $15. Irv at 403-886-2740 or Al at 403-347-0324.

• St. James Gate, in support of Women’s Outreach and the United Way, will perform on Oct. 22 at Wild Bill’s. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for a night of great music, dancing and fun. Tickets available from the United Way or Central Alberta Women’s Outreach or online at Central Alberta Theatre.

• Memorial Society of Red Deer and District offers information on funeral options. A lifetime membership costs $25 and can be transferred to other societies in North America at little or no cost. To purchase a membership, or find out more, phone 403-346-4636 ext. 109, or see www.memorialsocietyrd.ca, or email to info@memorialsocietyrd.ca.

• Kill-A Watt device is available from both branches of the Red Deer Public Library for members to borrow. This device helps homeowners determine how much electricity an appliance or machine uses. Go to www.rediscovergreen.ca or call Janet at 403-342-9122. for more information.

• Red Deer Learning Circle is a program designed to teach life skills to adults with developmental disabilities. For more information call Jeannie or Dixie at 358-7816.

• The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta offers ongoing registration for tutoring in reading, writing and math. This tutoring offers individualized programing and instruction to suit the needs of the child. Additional screening for Irlen Syndrome for those with visual perceptual difficulties is available. For more information call 403-340-3885, email programs@LDreddeer.ca or visit www.LDreddeer.ca

• Alberta’s Consumer Champion Awards honor Albertans who promote consumer protection and education. Nominations are now open for the awards in various categories as well as the Youth Poster Competition. Submission must be received before Nov. 25. Visit www.servicesalberta.ca or call 1-780-427-5210 or information.

• Camille J. Lerouge Class of ‘76 Reunion is being planned for 2012. Express your interest in the reunion by contacting Tim Herlein at tcherlein@shaw.ca.

• Pasta Players, an all inclusive theatre group, meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Hub on Ross. Everyone, ages 13 and up, is welcome to join this free, fun group. For information call Twyla at 403-340-4869.

• Red Deer Christmas Bureau Volunteers are needed for Coats for Kids Program, Food Hamper Program, Toy Depot and distribution of gifts, KG Country/Zed FM’s Stuff-a-Bus, cash cans and Rebels Toque Toss. Contact Willy at 403-347-2210.

• Turkey Supper at Senior Citizens Downtown House will be held on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance. Call 403-346-4043.

• Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs has openings for their upcoming courses in ESL for Adults, both intermediate and advanced levels. For dates, costs and registration phone 403-342-1059 or visit www.rdpsd.ab.ca/commpro

• Lacombe Round Dance Club dances are on Mondays at Kozy Korner starting on Oct. 17. Ballroom dance steps offered to beginners from 7 to 8 p.m. Regular dancers are welcome from 8 to 10 p.m. This dance format continues most Mondays until spring, with the first hour for beginners. Several free lessons offered. Drop-in. Call 403-782-3546, or 403-782-2678.

• Innisfail United Church Harvest Turkey Supper will be offered at the Innisfail Legion on Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for eleven years and up, $5 for ages six to ten and free for under five year. Take-out orders are welcome. To place an order call 403-227-4159 on Oct. 25 between 9 a.m. and noon.

• Coats For Kids Campaign runs from Oct. 8 to the 29. Gently used winter coats for children and adults are needed and appreciated, and can be dropped off at the following locations: Classic Cleaners and Tailors, Sterling Cleaners, three locations of Ultra Cleaners, Mustang Laundry and Parkland Linen. The coats are cleaned free of charge and distributed through the Red Deer Clothing Bank. For more information call Teresa at 403-343-1397.

• Tree House Youth Theatre offers classes for children and youth ages six to 17. Cost of the young Actors Main Stage program is now $200. The December production is For the Love of Three Oranges, a play full of music, magic and mayhem. For more information call Janet at 403-986-0631

• Sharing The Hope, Red Deer Public Library’s 2011 breast cancer awareness campaign, offers shopping at the Pink Boutique, for all things pink and pretty, $5 donations with a new or renewal membership or a raffle ticket on a pink prize basket. All funds raise will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

• Model Club at the Red Deer Public Library, for ages nine and up, will celebrate space history by building model space shuttles, on Oct. 22 from 4 to 4 p.m. Register by calling 403-346-3688 before Oct. 18.

• The Gallery on Main in Lacombe will offer the following art classes: acrylic flowers with Dee Poisson on Oct. 15, watercolor with Marianne Vanderkley on Oct. 29 and watercolor plus pastels with Doug Strickland on Nov. 5. All classes are for beginners through to experienced artists, run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., cost $75, and include supplies and lunch. To register or for more information call 403 782 3402 or visit www.thegalleryonmain.com

• Michelle Wright, I’m Dreaming of a Wright Christmas Tour, will be stop at the Delburne Community Hall on Dec. 9. Doors open at 7 with concert at 8 p.m. Tickets, $40 are on sale at Delburne Hardware, 403-749-3911 or in Red Deer area call 403-309-4402.

• Blackfalds Fire Rescue will host their Emergency Services Ball at the Blackfalds Community Hall on Nov. 12. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner from 7 to 9 and dance from 9 to 1. a.m. Supper tickets, $30, dance tickets only are $10. Both include a midnight lunch. For tickets contact fire department members or call Harley or Tracy at 403-885-5812. Purchase tickets before Nov. 4 for dinner reservations.

• Chili for a Cause Luncheon, presented by Grammalink-Africa, will be offered on Oct. 19, 11:15 a.m. to 1;15 p.m. at the Hub on Ross. Cost is $15 for chili, homemade buns, pumpkin cupcakes, coffee or tea and a handmade pottery bowl to keep. Tickets at the door, cash only. All proceeds donated to Stephen Lewis Foundation to turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in Africa. For more information call Faye at 403-343-1881.

• Roast Beef Dinner will be held at Gaetz United Church on Oct. 21 with two seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $15 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under, are available at Gaetz, 403-347-2244 or Sunnybrook United Churches, 403-347-6073 before Oct. 18. For more information, contact Linda at 43-347-6073.

• Standing Stones, an interdenominational worship team from Okotoks, will be the featured entertainment at a salad, supper and concert, presented by Faith Community Church, at the Blackfalds Hall on Nov. 5. Supper is at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m., For more information or to RSVP for the supper, call Irene at 403-885-0137 or Helen at 403-885-6099 or email sewest@telus.net before Nov. 2. No charge; a free will offering will be taken.

• India-Canada Cultural Night, presented by the Central Alberta Indo-Canadian Association, will be held on Nov. 20 at Festival Hall. Entertainment will be provided by professionals from Edmonton and Calgary and local talent will showcase Indian Arts and Culture in the community. Tickets may be purchased by calling 403-340-1103 or 403-314-7370 during the day and 403-314-2562 in the evening.

• Festival of Trees takes place Nov. 22 to 27 at Westerner Park. General admission tickets available online at www.ticketcentraloutlet.ca, Sobey’s South location, or the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, or at the door. Special events include biggest Christmas Tree Festival and Parade, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Park, Preview Dinner on Nov. 23, Seniors’ Appreciation, Cirque du Noel, Nov. 24, Festival Business Lunch with guest speaker Don Bell, founder of West Jet, Taste of Red deer and Festival of Wines on Nov. 25, Tis the Season Fashion Luncheon and Mistletoe Magic on Nov. 26 and Breakfast with Santa on Nov. 27. Special events tickets can be found online at ticketcentraloutlet.ca, by phone at 403-347-0800 or at City Centre Stage box office. For more information visit www.reddeerfestivaloftrees.ca

• Kick It To The Curb, fall edition, will be held on Oct. 15 and 16. Red Deerians are invited to clean up their basements, garages and attics and give away, old, but still useful items. Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street, clearly marked with a free sign, for people to pick up. Remove all items by sundown on Oct. 16. For more information, as well as printable signs, visit www.reddeer.ca/environment

• Magdalene House Society offers a safe place, counseling, medical assistance and employment or education opportunities for victims of human trafficking. Individuals can purchase memberships for$10 a year, and corporate partners will be acknowledged on their website. The major fundraising event, A Sweet Tooth for Justice, will be held on Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Capri Hotel. Guest speaker, Glendene Grant will share how human trafficking has affected her family. Enjoy delicious desserts and refreshments in support of setting up the home for victims in Red Deer. Call David at 403-342-6191 for more information or visit /www.magdalenehouse.ca/

• Benefit Night Out for Brenda Tetley Schultz, will be held on Oct. 21 at Bo’s Bar and Grill. Tickets are $10 per person; proceeds, along with 50/50 tickets, and silent auction monies will go to an ATB Financial Trust account for Brenda. For tickets or to donate to the auction, call the Campbells at 403-314-0084, the Hutchings at 403-341-6461, the Friesens, 403-343-0335 or the Schillers at 403-343-2008. Visit Facebook updates.

• Curves of Red Deer will waive the joining fee for new members who donate a minimum of $25 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information call Sheila at 403-343-7560.

• Canadian Ski Patrol Red Deer Zone is seeking volunteers for patrols in Central Alberta in both Alpine skiing and snowboarding and Nordic cross-country. Volunteers enjoy lots of skiing opportunities, advanced first aid and CPR classes and lots of learning in exchange for 16 to 24 hours per month. Intermediate ski ability is required. Email skipatrol.rd@gmail.com or call Darren at 403-346-8064.

• Annie, presented by Christian Youth Theatre will have several performances at First Church of the Nazarene. Performances run Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Closing performance is at 5 p.m. on Nov. 6. Special education performances go at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For tickets, call 403-986-2981 or visit www.cytcentralalberta.com

• 7 Marathons in 7 Days in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation will be held in Red Deer, Oct. 23 to 29 starting at 8 a.m. each day at Heritage Ranch. Join Dusty Spiller of Red Deer in his challenge to raise funds and promote a healthy lifestyle. Contact Spiller at mytrainingbuddy.com or at dustyspiller@gmail.com, or phone 780-385-0773 to sign up. Donations will also be accepted at Runners Den.