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April 19th



April 25th and 26th

The 33rd Annual Trade Show is at the Twin Arenas in Innisfail. Feauring free: breakfast, BBQ, childcare, cotton candy, popcorn, bouncy castles, face painting, 100 exhibits as well as free entertainment on the RBC stage. Plus the Innisfail Eagles and their mascot will be there as well as NHL Legend Brian Sutter on Saturday to sign autographs. All it costs for a fun filled day with the family is just admission by donation!  



May 4th

Walk so Kids Can Talk in support of Kids Help Phone on the Mackenzie Trails here in Red Deer. To register for the Three Mile Mosey or 5 Km Walk, to donate, or for more info go to walksokidscantalk.ca.


May 30th








Nov. 23, 11am-2pm Putluck Buffet with all proceeds going to help the
Phillippines.  $12.00 per person, cash at the Door.

Nov. 30, 11am-5pm Craft sale hosted by the Red Deer Native Friendship Society.  Proceeds going to help the Spirit Seekers youth group.  Bannock
and good eats available too!

Dec. 6 - 7pm Concert.  An evening full of music with all proceeds going to the Red Deer Food Bank.  $15.00 or $30.00 for the entire family, cash at the Door.

Dec. 3 International Day for Persons with Disabilities, starts at 9:30am.
Check the Hub calendar for more details

Dec. 19 Kids on Keys, 7pm



Several rescued puppies from the NWT and other animals in Alberta are in need. The A.H.R.L. is asking for your donations of collars, leashes, dog food, cat food, etc. as well as cash donations. Any cash donations over $20 is valid for a tax receipt. More information on their webpage




Kerry Wood Nature Center’s Nature Savvy Saturdays



Join the Kerry Wood nature Center for their Nature Savvy Saturdays, every Saturday from 1:00 until 4:00pm at the Kerry Wood Nature Center. For more details, call them at 403 346 2010


Discovery Sundays at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Learn something new about the natural world every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m at the Kerry Wood nature Center. Call 403 346 2010 for more information.


Blackfalds United Church Youth Group
The Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 7:00 to 9:00 every Friday.  Youths from grade 4 up are all welcome to attend.  For more information, click blackfaldsunitedchurch.com, or call 403 885 4780


Trapping your pocket gophers? Medicine River Wildlife Centre has numerous birds of prey in recovery that require natural food and can offer you a tax receipt of $4.00 per animal. For more information please contact 403-728-3467 or info@mrwc.ca.


Are you retired and looking for something to do or have a lot of free time? Medicine River Wildlife Centre is looking for occasional drivers to transport injured wildlife to the the First Aid Station in Red Deer. If you can help please contact Carol at 403-728-3467 or info@mrwc.ca for more information and training.
Cronquist Tea House
at Bower Ponds
Now open for lunch and tea from noon to 4PM Tuesday to Thursday.  New menu items available. For reservations, call 403-346-0055. Cash only.




Seniors are welcome to join Zumba Gold every Monday from 10:30am-11:15am at the Golden Circle. This is a great event for a entry level fitness class and drop in fee is just $4.50.  


Also, take part with Dancercise held every Thursday from 10:30am - 11:30am. This senior friendly, low impact, dance class is a great way to meet and excersise with new people and it's only $1 to drop in.


Every wedensday, 10:45am-11:30am is Sit and Be Fit. Drop in fee is only $2.


On Fridays, put on your best boots and come out for Squaredancing at 1:00pm. Drop in fee is just $1. Following dancing, enjoy potluck and fellowship. Everyone is welcome.

Join the Living with cancer support group as they meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Gaetz United Church from 10am until noon. The group provides a casual and inviting chance for individuals and their loved ones to discuss their Cancer diagnosis or treatments; and just talk with other people in a similar situation. For more information, call Danny at 403 398 3595

The Alzheimer Society of Canada invites you to host a Coffee break with all proceeds going towards the Alzheimer Society! Hosting a coffee break can be as simple as setting out a donation container and inviting people to add meaning to their daily grind, or getting more involved, like holding a public event like a bake sale or penny drive! For more information, or to find out more about hosting a coffee break event, contact Janice at 403-342-0448!)



Living With Cancer Support Group – Meets First and Third Thursday of each month 


Alzheimer Society of Canada’s Coffee Breaks


 Parental Alienation Risks Kids (PARK) offers support to help families stay together after separation. What is Parental Alienation? It's  behavior that is harmful or damaging to a child's emotional and mental health including mental manipulation or bullying the child to side with one parent. To learn more about this and how to manage it call 403 598 9978 or visit
Al-Anon Services
 Al-Anon Family Groups offer many different services for families struggling with alcohol abuse, adults and young adults alike. There’s no dues or fees for membership and services. To find out about Al-Anon, visit their website, at al-anon.org, or  call toll free, 1-888-4AL-ANON.
Senior Citizens House
The Senior Citizens Downtown House have lots of activities going on! Join them for weekly card games like Cribbage, Whist, 500, and bridge. They also host dances, suppers, and lots more! Find out more by calling 346-4043.
Family Services of Central Alberta
Family Services of Central Alberta runs their Kinsmen Family Place each week, Monday to Friday, from 10-3, for families to drop in play, explore and share with other families. There is no cost to this program, held at Parkland Mall, across from the old Sears location. For more information on this, and other FSCA programs, you can call them, at 343-6400, or visit their website at fsca.ca.
STARS Red Ring of Life
The Red Ring for Life Campaign is ongoing with STARS, as a symbol of survival, worn by crew, former patients, and anyone who supports STARS. Did you know 1 out of every 10 Albertans knows a STARS patient, or was one themselves? The Red Ring for Life is available, for a $60 donation, at Fountain Tire locations in Red Deer, or online, at redringforlife.ca.
Living With Cancer Support Group
A “Living With Cancer” support group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 10 AM until noon, at Gaetz Memorial United Church at 4758 Ross St in Red Deer. It’s a casual and friendly environment, for individuals and their loved ones to discuss cancer diagnosis, treatment, or just to socialize with others in similar situations. For more information, call 872-3595.
Central Alberta Safety Advocates
Central Alberta Self Advocates are looking for your feedback on pedestrian safety. Send your photos or notes, any type of feedback, on what you see, both “good” and “bad” for wheelchairs, walkers, bicycles, or people, walking in Red Deer or Lacombe. For more info, including where to send your info,  call 342-4550.
Partners For Life Blood Drive
Hunting Hills High School is competing against schools across Canada, in “Partners for Life”, seeing who can rally the most blood donations before the end of the school year. For more info on how you can give blood, and help out a local high school, call Evelyn at 342-6655.
Red Deer Public School Programs
Red Deer Public Schools offers hundreds of online classes and courses, with everything from babysitting courses, to Jams and Jellies classes. Visit them online, and find out more, at rdpsd.ab.ca/commpro. Or, just give them a call! 342-1059.
Preschool Story Times
Ages 3-5 Monday’s 10:30-11am at the Lion Plaza Branch Public Library in Red Deer
Whisker Rescue
A registered non profit charity that works to provide basic needs such as safe shelter, food, medical attention and foster homes to stray and homeless cats, click whiskerrescue.com.
Health Equipment Loan Program
H.E.L.P is looking for volunteers.  For those that  have an extra 2-3 hours of spare time each week to help individuals who are recovering from surgery, illness or injury.  Call 403-346-1241.
In School Mentor
Help out a child for one hour a week through Big Brother’s and Sister’s.  The program matches you with the child.  Build a positive new friendship that benefits both you and the child.  Call 403-342-6500.
Medicine River Wildlife Centre
Fostering Program has started.  Landowners with birds nesting on your property or anything with young, please call 403-728-3467.
The Golden Circle
There’s Always Something Going On At the Golden Circle!
For more info call 343-7977 or go online to
Little Paws Family Drop-In Program
Tuesday & Thursday 10am-Noon at The Red Deer Native Friendship Society 4712-51 Ave.  Little Paws is a time for parents and their preschoolers to come together for play and cultural activities.  Activities Include: Story Time, Crafts, Games, Songs, Snack And Celebrations. It’s Free and everyone is welcome. For more info call 403-340-0020 or rdnfs.com
Spirit Seekers Youth Program
Monday –Friday 3pm-7pm at the Red Deer Native Friendship Society 4712-51 Ave. ages 12-24, Come hang out, do homework, play games and learn skills.  Activities includes:  crafts, rec. nights, pizza, bowling, guest speakers, regalia making and much More. For more info call Dawn At (403) 340-0020 or rdnfs.com
Compassionate Friends
Meet the 2nd Monday of each month 7pm-9pm at the Bethany Care Centre 4700 – 47th Ave in Sylvan Lake. This is an International, Non- Profit, Non-Denominational, Self Help Organization For families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. For more info call 887-0806.
Kerry Wood Nature Centre is the place to explore!
Many programs, find out more by calling 403-346-2010.
Central Alberta Photographic Society
Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from September to May at 7pm. Open to everyone from novice to advanced. For more info call Gail 343-9294
Family Support Group
7pm the second Monday of each month at the Schizophrenia Society Office 4811 48 Ave. For more info call Christine 342-5760.
H.E.A.R.T.S.(Helping Empty Arms Recover Through Sharing)
Meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at the gathering place #8, 5015-48 Street in Red Deer. A baby loss support program for anyone that has been touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after Birth. For more Info 342-2266 or
Organizations Looking For Help
The Canadian Red Cross Needs Volunteers For All Their Programs
Disaster Management, Administration, Reception, Other Office Work, Fund Development, Special Events Or Youth Group.  For More Info 346-1241.
 Fitness fun at the Golden Circle