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Harvard Historical Aviation Society presents Air Affair on Saturday at Red Deer Regional Airport beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon.

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Harvard Historical Aviation Society presents Air Affair on Saturday at Red Deer Regional Airport beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon. Events include tethered hot air balloon rides beginning at 7 a.m. for a cost of $10, pancake breakfast prepared by Red Deer and Innisfail Flying Clubs starting at 7:30 a.m. for a cost of $7 for adults, and $4 for children up to six years of age, Classic Car and Antique Airplane Show and Shine starting at 8 a.m., Bi-plane rides beginning at 8:30 a.m., CF-18 (Hornet) air arrival at approximately 9 a.m., Back to Baddeck — 100 Years of Powered Flight in Canada with a vintage Stampe aircraft from Calgary landing to relay with a Harvard aircraft commencing the flight to Wetaskiwin at 11 a.m., barbecue lunch at 11:30 a.m prepared by Springbrook Community Association, Red Deer Cadet Squadron #24 Annual Parade and Inspection at noon, HHAS ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to reveal future site of museum facility, and more. Phone 403-597-2570.

50th Birthday Celebration for Barbie will be hosted by Fort Ostell Museum in Ponoka on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring mom and your Barbies for punch and cupcakes, and see the special Barbie display. Phone 403-783-5224.

Hidden gem

The Vegan Cook’s Bible

By Pat Crocker

Cookbook author Pat Crocker is not a strict vegetarian or vegan. She regularly enjoys organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and dairy products but includes a small amount of organic lamb, chicken, beef and fish in her diet once or twice a week After nearly a year of developing and testing recipes for The Vegan Cook’s Bible (published by Robert Rose), she believes flexitarian may not suit dairy-free vegans but could be the answer to those who prefer to consume less meat. “Working on the book was a challenge for me because cooking without dairy is really difficult, but once I got into the mindset, I was thrilled to be doing it,” says the Ontario culinary herbalist and home economist who has written nine cookbooks. Her previous book, The Vegetarian Cook’s Bible, “was in response to a growing demand for really good-tasting recipes, not just for them but to appeal to everybody.” Crocker says she has noticed there are many people who might not want to become vegetarian or vegan “but they are trying to go semi-meatless.”

– The Canadian Press

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