Red Deer County News

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Family Services: Upcoming Events in your community

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Red Deer County Council participates in a 10 year FCSS Multi-Municipal Agreement. For decades, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has been working as a provincial-municipal government initiative to enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, families and community in an effort to keep people resilient, well, and from falling into crisis.

Contact Jade Prefontaine, Phone, 403.224.2207, email, and Facebook: FCSS Bowden. Check Town of Bowden website at to find all the current events.

Carol Kihn, Delburne FCSS Community Worker at 403.749.3654, Monday to Thursday from 9AM to 4:30PM or email at 2017 Community Resource Guide / Community Directory is now available. Please contact Carol if you would like a copy.
Cooking with Seniors in Delburne - every Tuesday afternoon from 1PM to 4PM at the Community Hall.Participation fees are $5 each per week. An opportunity to make food to take home and to socialize. To register contact Donna, 403.749.2100 or Kathy at 403.749.2590.
Flu Clinic – Monday, November 27, Delburne Community Hall from 4PM to 7PM. Walk-Ins as well as by appointments will be taken. Call Elnora Health Centre at 403.773.3636.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Information Session – Thursday, November 27 at 1:30PM at Delburne Drop-In Centre. Laurie Grande with Red Deer & Central AB Alzheimer Society will be presenting. Coffee and snacks will be served. To register, call Carol, FCSS, 403.749.3654.

For information on any Elnora FCSS program, please call Sheila Gongaware or Janina Jewell at 403.773.3920 or Like us on Facebook @ ‘Elnora and District FCSS’
Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association (ACOPA) – A Crime Prevention Program – Tuesday, November 21 from 5PM to 8PM in the Elnora Drop-In. Cost is FREE: light meal provided followed by information session. Please Register! Call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Fraud Workshop, Phone, In-Person and Online – What to do? Coming soon, watch for posters! Call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
5th Annual Elnora Community Fund Raiser and Village Christmas Party – Saturday, November 25 with Juke Box Rock playing live Rock and Roll Music in the Elnora Community Hall. Watch for posters! For more information, call Leah at 403.773.2154 or Kerrilyn at 403.340.8226 or Sheila at 403.773.3920.
Elnora Play School – Wednesdays and alternating Mondays and Fridays from 8:30AM to 11:30AM at Elnora School in Kindergarten Room. Sarah Hogg is new teacher. If you are interested in signing up your child or would like more information, please call Tina at 403.773.3171 or Elnora School at 403.773.3624.
Elnora Youth Center – Elnora Youth Center has received an additional 3 years of funding until 2020, so our youth have wonderful after-school activities close to home. For more information, please call Janina at 403.773.3920.
Elnora Boys and Girls Club – Kids Club for ages 6 to 9 meet on Wednesdays from 3PM to 5:30PM at the Drop-In. For more information call Heather at 403.342.6500, Ext. 142

Contact Teresa Ainscough, Phone: 403.886.4567. Email:
Playgroup – Wednesdays at Penhold Memorial Hall from 9AM to 11:15AM. $2 drop-in, $1 every additional child, babies are free. Program for ages 0-5. It is a safe, fun environment for your child to learn socialization through play. Schedule: Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20.
Charity Check Stop – Saturday, November 4 from 10AM to 2PM. Funds raised go towards our Fee Assistance programs and the Christmas Services that service Penhold.
Paint Nite Fundraiser for Penhold Youth Club – Friday, November 17, from 7PM. Event will take place at Memorial Hall.
Jody Carrington – Saturday, November 18 from 10:30AM to 1PM with brunch at 10AM at Memorial Hall. Informative session talking about relationships and how we balance this hectic life. Registerwith Jamie Selyama, 403.886.3250 or 
National Child Day Celebration – Monday, November 20 from 5PM to 7PM at Memorial Hall. Fun and activities around this year’s theme, “the Right to be Safe”.
Community Christmas - Friday, November 24 from 6PM to 8PM at the Penhold Multiplex. Pictures with Santa in the Library, Christmas Market and Cookie Walk in the gym, Silent Auction, face painting, lighting of the Christmas tree, collection of donations for Food Bank, sleigh rides (weather permitting), free skate in the arena, scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, and much more!

To register or for information on any Springbrook FCSS program, call Adrian at 403.350.9533 or search Adrian Pidhirney FCSS on Facebook.
Springbrook Archery Club – Fall hours began in September, Thursdays from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Fridays from 7PM to 9PM, and Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM. Club is available for private bookings and parties. Located downstairs through south entrance of Springbrook Multiplex. New archers welcome! Call Donna, 403.573.4451 for info.
Springbrook Community Skate Park Committee – Fundraising in full swing for the new park. Next meetings are November 15 and December 6 at 7PM, Springbrook Fire Hall.
Child / Youth Programs – Boys and Girls Club Programs have started for ages 6 to 14. Check out their website for more info or to register. Parent Link Programs for 0 to 6-year olds run Mondays and Thursdays. Contact for more info.

Pam Hetu, 403.505.9091 or
Spruce View Play Group/Spruce View Parent Link – Thursdays from 10AM to 11:30AM at Spruce View Hall. No charge, parent supervision required.
Spruce View Seniors Drop-In Centre – Wednesday Coffee from 10AM to NOON. Contact Ruth Lemke, 403.728.3482.
Spruce View Community Welcomers Program – Contact FCSS if you are new to the community.
Connect with the Seniors Program – Wednesday, November 8 from 10AM to NOON. Meaning Memorials Information Session.
Home Alone Course – Friday, November 24 from 9AM to 3PM, cost is $60.00, for ages 9 to 12+.
Benalto Play Group – Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Red Deer County School building (former Benalto School). No charge, parent supervision required.
Benalto Seniors Leisure Club – Contact Linda for further information at 403.746.2994.
Benalto Community Welcomers Program – Contact FCSS if you are new to the community.

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