Switchboard – May 10

• Florence Nightingale tea, bake sale and raffle will be held at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on May 12. Bake sale at 2 p.m. and tea at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds towards equipment for the hospital.

• Florence Nightingale tea, bake sale and raffle will be held at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on May 12. Bake sale at 2 p.m. and tea at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds towards equipment for the hospital.

• Adult Storytime — Farmers’ Spring Around the World — will be offered on May 12 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Learn what it’s like to be a farmer during springtime in other countries. See www.rdpl.org, or phone 403- 342-9110.

• Senior’s Advisory Group meets at the Red Deer Public Library at the downtown branch in the Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room on May 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. Join in and help make the library more attractive to seniors. Phone 403-342-9110.

• Click Clique Photography Club invites teens to bring their camera to the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch on May 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. and share secrets and learn cool techniques from guest photographers. Phone 403-755-1146, or email to jen@rdpl.org.

• Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-346-4688. The final spring session will be held on May 11 and resume in Sept.

Ponoka T.O.P.S. meets on Mondays at Ponoka United Church. Weigh in is held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the meeting to follow from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Please use the south entrance. Contact Gwen at 403-783-2729, or Cheryl at 403-783-3927.

• Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Frisky and Friends. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

• Floor Shuffleboard at the Innisfail Curling Club is offered on May 11 to 13, July 13 to 15, and Sept. 7 to 9. The games begin at 8:30 a.m. Lessons are offered to newcomers. Drop in and have fun. Fees are $5 per day or $10 for three days, playing an equivalent of three games per day, plus a turkey shoot at the end. Lunch is available. Recreational vehicles welcome. No services. To find out more, contact Adele at 403-347-2956.

• Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 40 Homes Street. This 12-step program of recovery is for individuals experiencing difficulty with overeating. No dues or fees. See www.oa.org, or phone Phyl at 403-347-4188, or Margaret at 403-347-1350.

• 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 May 11.

• Rocky’s Organization for Animal Rescue (ROAR) meets every second Tuesday of the month at Rocky Mountain House Elementary School library at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on May 11. Those interested in animal rescue, or for information, please call 403-844-6024.

• Maskepetoon Community Crime Watch Association is holding a barbecue on May 11, 6 p.m. at Burbank Hall. Event is free for members and $10 for non-members, and is open to the public within the Red Deer Rural Detachment area. A presentation on fraud will be given by John Fuga. Contact Sherri at 403-342-6225.

• Central Alberta Regional Trails Society (CARTS) Annual General Meeting will be held on May 12, 7 p.m. at the Town of Lacombe Municipal Offices. Prior to the meeting — Bill Neilson, a local marathon runner and local trail builder — will lead the group on a 60-minute tail walk on the trails around Lacombe, and then offer a talk on trail-building at the town office. A brief presentation on the Central Railway by Paul Pettypiece, and the general meeting will follow. The public is welcome. Contact Debbie at 403-782-3017 or email to dogo@telusplanet.net.

• Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Badlanders II is on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Red Deer Newcomers Club monthly coffee meet and greet will be held on second Wednesday at ABC Country Restaurant from 7:15 to 9 p.m., next on May 12. The club welcomes anyone who has moved to Red Deer in the past three years. For more information call 403-346-6301, or visit www.freewebs.com/rdnewcomers

• Central Alberta Photographic Society (CAPS) meets on May 12 for the Spring Competition and barbecue at Poplar Ridge Hall. Come at 6:30 p.m. Please bring either a salad or desert to share and the main course meat to cook on the barbecue. The cost $4 per person, and free for children. To confirm meeting place and time, or for more information, contact Gail by email at gail-caps@telus.net or by phone at 403-343-9294. See www.centralalbertaphotographicsociety.com

• Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Elnora Drop In Centre. Cowboy boots and hats welcome. Next dates are May 12, and 26. For more information, call 403-749-2047 and 403-773-3600.

• Inspirational Ladies Fun and Fellowship meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Innisfail Legion Hall. Cost is $4 per person including refreshments. The group hosts speakers and special guests each time. Contact Elsie at 403- 227-4834.

• Pioneer and Old Timers Association meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Lodge. Entertainment and refreshments offered. For information, phone 403-347-1378. Next meeting will be on May 12.

• Cultural Awareness Cafe will be held on May 13, 6:30 to 8:30 at Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) Join in the Asian celebration. Phone 403-346-8818, or email to jan.underwood@care2centre.ca.

• Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart’s Desire ladies gala takes place at Red Deer Lodge on May 13 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Enjoy keynote speaker Diana Krescy, CEO of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT, and Nunavut — survivor, Sex and the City New York theme with paparazzi, Elvis impersonator performance, silent auction, and special feature cocktail. Tickets cost $50 each and are available from the foundation office at 403-342-4724, or email to msluchinski@hsf.ab.ca.

• Innisfail Farmers Market starts on May 13 and continues every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Sept. 16, 2010 at the Innisfail Twin Arena. Contact Linda at 403-224-3247.

• International Book Fair donations are needed by May 12 for book fair to be held on May 17. Books in any language and for any age may be dropped off at Central Alberta Refugee Effort or call Jan at 403-346-8818.

• Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations.

• Alberta Centre for Active Living presents Promoting Physical Activity for All in Your Community, a half day information session and group discussion, on May 12 from 8:30 to noon at the Collicutt Centre Room A. For more information contact Catherine at 403-356-6407 or email catherine.white@albertahealthservices.ca

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

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