Red Deer County News

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Upcoming FCSS 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 well-being 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.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by Bowden Volunteer Fire Department, Sunday, April 16 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Bowden Fire Hall on Main Street. For children Pre-K to Grade 4.
Volunteer Appreciation Supper for Bowden and Area on Wed. April 26, doors open at 5:30 PM. At Bowden Lions Hall. Dinner, prizes, and FUN!

Carol Kihn, Delburne FCSS Community Worker at 403.749.3654, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM or email at 2017 Community Resource Guide / Community Directory is now available. Please contact Carol for your copy.
Lifeline with Auto-Alert offers all the benefits of our Standard Lifeline Medical Alert Service – push the button for help at any time – plus an added layer of protection: Lifeline with Auto-Alert is the only pendant-style help button than can automatically place a call for help if it detects a fall and you are unable to push the button yourself. For more information, contact Carol at 403.749.3654.
Delburne Community Kitchen – A group of individuals who meet once a month to cook healthy, nutritious and budget friendly meals. April planning session is April 3 and cooking session is Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost is $40 each, registration and pre-payment required by April 3. For more information, contact Kathy at 403.749.2590 or Donna at 403.749.2100.
Healthy Breakfast Program at Delburne Centralized School has been operating for 17 years! The program is not intended to replace breakfast for all the children, but rather, it is for those who, for whatever reason, arrive at school hungry. To donate or volunteer, contact Carol, FCSS, at 403.749.3654.
Moms & Tots – meets every Wednesday, 9:00 AM at Delburne United Church. Pine Lake meets every second Thursday, 9:30 AM in the Pine Lake Hub Centre.
Delburne Playschool – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, St. Michael’s Catholic Church basement. For more information, contact Carole, 403.340.6822.
SEEDS (Sharing, Educating, Exploring, Discovering & Singing) – Free family literacy program for parents and children, newborns to 6 years. Mondays (April 3 and 10) from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, in Delburne Play School, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church basement.
Delburne Community Garden – Plot rental (4’ x 8’), raised or lower beds is $20 each, first-come, first-served. Contact Carol, 403.749.3654 to book your plot. Join our Facebook page: Delburne Garden of Eat’n. We are in partnership with On Earth Gardens & Design, local greenhouse in Lousana, to offer starter plant packages that have been selected specifically for our area and space available.
Annual Spring Clean-Up set for Sat. April 22 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. For more information, contact Linda, 403.304.4408 or Cheryl at 403.598.5549

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’
Elnora Boys and Girls Club – Kids Club for ages 6 to 12 meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Elnora Drop-In. Ages 13 to 17 meet Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Elnora Youth Center. For more information, call Heather at 403.342.6500, Ext. 142.
Elnora Play School – Wednesdays and alternating Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Elnora School in the Kindergarten Room. Play School days are April 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 26, and 28. If you are interested in signing up your child or would like more information, please call Tina, 403.773.3171.
SEEDS (Sharing, Educating, Exploring, Discovering and Singing) – For preschoolers, 0 to 5 years at Elnora Hall from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Friday, April 7th and 28th. Great time for your little one to socialize and have some fun. For more information please call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Ladies Evening Out – Wed. April 19th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Elnora Neighbourhood Place. We will do some crafts with Scrabble tiles. If you have Scrabble tiles to donate, please call. For more information, call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Hop on the Bus to the Devonian Botanic Gardens – For all ages, Wed. May 10th, pick-up time is 10:00 AM at Elnora Drop-In, returning approximately 6:00 PM. Cost is $60 which includes bus and admission. For more information, please call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Blood Donor Bus – Fri. April 28th, pick up at Elnora Village Office at 11:00 AM, returning approximately 3:00 PM, cost is FREE. For more information, call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Babysitting Course – Must be 11 years of age or completed Grade 5. Sat. May 6 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Elnora Drop-In. Cost is $10 including lunch. For more information, call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Mental Health First Aid – Thurs. and Fri. April 6 & 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost is $100 for both days, including lunch. For more information, call Sheila, 403.773.3920.

Contact Jennifer Blaylock, Phone: 403.886.4567. Email:
Playgroup – Wednesdays at Penhold Memorial Hall (1123 Fleming Avenue) 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM. Drop in is $2 and $1 every additional child, babies are free. Program is for ages 0-5, a safe, fun environment for your child to learn socialization through play. April 5, 12; May 3, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21.
Daddy and Me Play Day – April 29 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Penhold Library. Theme is “Camp Out”. Call 403.886.3520 for more information.
Spring Public Ice Skating – April 2 to June 4, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM. No skating on April 30, May 7, and May 21. At Penhold Regional Multiplex.
Penhold Summer Fun – 8 weeks of Summer Fun! July 3 to August 25. Now offering Summer Fun Juniors for ages 2 to 5. Check out website for more details, For more information, call 403.886.4567 or email

To register or for information on any Springbrook FCSS program, call Adrian at 403.350.9533 or search Springbrook FCSS on Facebook.
Springbrook Archery Club – Shoot times have changed! Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 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 SkatePark Committee – Fundraising in full swing for the new park. Looking for people with experience in grant writing and to assist with our big summer event in late June. Next meeting is April 19 at 7:00 PM, Springbrook Fire Hall.
Youth Programs -- Boys and Girls Club runs youth programs for ages 6 and up, every Monday afternoon/evening starting at 4:30 PM in Building 14. Call Heather at 403.342.6500 for details.
Parent Link Centre runs programs Monday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and most Wednesdays for children under 6 in Building 14. Call Lindsay at 403.505.2590 for details.
Springbrook Community Garden – Taking registrations now for 2017 gardening season. New for 2017 – raised beds, ideal for those with mobility issues. Spring Work Bee, Clean Up, and Garden Raising on April 29-30.
Spring Sports – Recreational soccer programs for children ages 2 to 12, Tuesday events from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM for six weeks starting May 16. Volunteer coaches needed.
Registration starts April 11 and 18 at the Multiplex from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM or 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON at the Fire Hall on April 18 & 25. $20 per child.

Pam Hetu, 403.505.9091 or
Spruce View Seniors Golden West Drop-In Centre: April 19, 10:00 AM – Great Neighbours presentation, April 26, 10:00 AM – Spring Event – Chatelaine singing group
Spruce View Community Kitchen – Once a month at Spruce View School. Please contact FCSS for further information at 403.505.9091 or
Spruce View Parent Link – Fridays in Dickson from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. Contact or Facebook at Red Deer County Parent Link Centre, 403.505.2590,
Spruce View Playgroup – Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, no charge.
Spruce View Boys and Girls Club – Mondays after school at Spruce View School.
Spruce View Seniors Drop-In Centre – Wednesday Coffee from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. Contact Ruth Lemke, 403.728.3482.
Spruce View Community Welcomers Program – Contact FCSS if you are new to the community!
Benalto Boys and Girls Club – Benalto Kids Club for ages 6-10 - Tuesdays from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
Benalto Torch Club for ages 11 to 14 – Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Benalto Playgroup – Tuesdays (New Day!) from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, no charge.
Benalto Seniors Leisure Centre – 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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