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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Family Services: Upcoming Events in your community


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 Camille Box, Phone, 403.597.8074 or email,
Benalto Leisure Club meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Leisure Centre. Great way to get out and meet new people. Play some games, eat some food, and have fun. Everyone is welcome!
Benalto Play Group -- every Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM at the County Building (former school). Free play and crafts for children ages 0 to 6 years. Grand opportunity to meet other Benalto families.
Collective Kitchen – Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Everyone is so busy these days but we still need to eat! Collective Kitchen Program is where a group of people get together and make freezer meals for future use. It’s also a great way to meet and socialize with people in the community. Child care available for this event.
Benalto Agricultural Society meets third Tuesday every month at 7:00 PM at Benalto Leisure Centre.
Benalto Booster Club meets second Tuesday every month at 7:30 PM. This club is responsible for many community activities and events. Come out and get involved!
Community Garden – First meeting to discuss viability and interested for community garden in Benalto. Wed. Sept. 5 at 6:00 PM, at the former school.
Block Party Kit – Check the Red Deer County website, for our new Block Party Kit that will help you throw a great community event. Kit includes Planning Guide, helpful hints, and resources for advertising. Other resources available, with deposit, to use for your event. These resources include an event tent, sound system, and many outdoor games. For more information, please contact Camille Box at 403.597.8074 or or Adrian Pidhirney, 403.350.9533 or

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

Melanie Timms filling in until mid-November for Carol Kihn, Delburne FCSS Community Worker at 403.749.3654, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM or email at
Delburne Wins Healthy Community Award – We are proud to announce that Village of Delburne will be recipient of a 2018 ChooseWell Healthy Community Award which celebrates the efforts and achievements of communities and wellness champions across Alberta in promoting healthy eating and active living. Delburne will be receiving the Building Community Capacity Award for their Cooking with Seniors 55+ initiative which encourages all local seniors to come together to prepare take-home meals, and socialize. Awards Ceremony is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Alberta Recreation and Parks Association’s Annual Conference and Energize Workshop at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Cooking Sessions - If you are 55 years or older, join us for food and fellowship at the Fall Sessions of Cooking with Seniors 55+ from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Delburne Community Hall, Oct. 9 and 23, and Nov. 6. To reserve your spot, contact Donna at 403.749.2100 or Melanie, Delburne 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’
Time to Move – Physical activity and exercise benefit the mind and body and can help you manage chronic conditions. FREE on Monday, Oct. 15 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Elnora Legion. Please register by calling 403.773.3920.
Ready for Change – Living healthier starts with making positive, informed choices about things such as nutrition and physical activity. FREE on Monday, Oct. 22 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Elnora Legion. For more information, call 403.773.3920.
Sleep Well – Discover what quality sleep means, how it relates to your health, and tips for better sleep. FREE on Monday, Oct. 29th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Elnora Legion. For more information, call 403.773.3920.
Bokahi Composting – Join Bernice Kadatz, soil specialist, and learn the secrets of this natural and simple technique that will change the way you garden. FREE on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Elnora Legion. For more information, call 403.773.3920.
Elnora Play School – Wednesdays and alternating Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Elnora School in the Kindergarten Room. Brittany Swanson is new teacher. If you are interested in signing up your child or would like more information, please call Tina, 403.773.3171 or Elnora School at 403.773.3624.

Contact Teresa Ainscough, Phone: 403.886.3288. Email:
Penhold Family Week Activities occur from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7. Please spend some time as a family doing some activities together! Free Family Movie on Sept. 30 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Multiplex Gym. Free Family Photo Night on Oct. 3 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Penhold and District Library. Free Drop-In Gym on Oct. 4 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Multiplex Gym. Family Board Game Night – Oct. 4 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Subway Club Room. Free Family Skate – Sunday, Oct. 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM at the Arena.
Playgroup – Wednesdays at Penhold Memorial Hall (1123 Fleming Ave) from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM. $2 drop in, $1 every additional child, babies are free. Program for ages 0 to 5. A safe, fund environment for your child to learn socialization through play. October 10, 17, 24, and 31, November 7, 21, and 28.
Dental Day – Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON at Penhold and District Library.
Family Play Day – Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Penhold and District Library, There will be Family Yoga from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM which requires pre-registration. Call Jamie at 403.886.3250.
Charity Check Stop – Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Highway 2A going through Penhold. Money collected will go to support Christmas charities, and the fee assistance program in Penhold.

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 – Thursdays, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Fridays 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Club available for private bookings and parties. Located downstairs through south entrance of Springbrook Multiplex. New archers welcome! Call Donna, 403.573.4451 for information.
Springbrook Community Skatepark Committee (SC2) – Corporate Sponsorship Packages now available. SC2 has permanent bottle donation bin on skatepark land behind Springbrook Multiplex, all money raised goes to skatepark construction. Next meetings are Oct. 17 and Nov. 7 at 7:00 PM, Springbrook Fire Hall. Everyone welcome!
Discover Springbrook and what it has to offer! Check out the different clubs, services, and programs that are available for residents in and around Springbrook. Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Building 14 (corner of 34 Ave and 24 Street, Springbrook).
Community Enhancement Open House – Have your say with Red Deer County staff regarding enhancements to the community. Discuss green spaces, fencing, and off-leash dog park. October 16 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Building 14 (corner of 34 Ave and 24 Street, Springbrook).
Family Self-Defense Workshop – October 24 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM in Building 14 in Springbrook. Join instructor Kerry Suave at this workshop for whole family, ages 12 and up. $10 for singles and $20 for family. Call Donna, 403.573.4451 to register.

Pam Hetu, 403.505.9091 or
Spruce View Playgroup/Spruce View Parent Link – Program runs Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at Spruce View Hall. No charge, but parent supervision is a must.
Spruce View Seniors Drop in Centre – Wednesday Coffee, 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. Contact Ruth Lemke 403.728.3482
Volunteer Opportunities – If you are looking at volunteering in our community, please contact FCSS.
Spruce View Community Directory – In process of updating the West County Community Directory. Please contact FCSS to update your information on community groups/organizations.
Spruce View Community Kitchen – Program to resume in October 2018.

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