Home front – April 25

The Red Deer Public Library is presenting First Thursdays in the Snell Auditorium on May 3 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The free concert will feature The Kids from Strathearn Music Studios in Edmonton.

The Red Deer Public Library is presenting First Thursdays in the Snell Auditorium on May 3 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The free concert will feature The Kids from Strathearn Music Studios in Edmonton. The concert will feature the works of Bach, Bartok and Liszt, among others. Tea and coffee will be provided by Café Noir. For more information, call 403-342-9122 or visit rdpl.org.

People who feel lonely or isolated can learn the skills to make and keep friends through an eight-week course presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The Art of Friendship course participants will meet on Wednesdays from May 3 to June 11. The fee is $25 and scholarships may be available for people with limited resources. Classes are held at the Canadian Mental Health Association office (5017 50th Ave.) in downtown Red Deer. For more information, call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266.

Red Deer County is hosting a pasture management workshop for acreage owners. The county’s Ag Services Department will offer the workshop from 4 to 9 p.m. on May 3 at Hillcrest Community Hall, about 10 km west of Bowden. The workshop will deal with grazing principles and how to care for the environment while managing pasture land. The workshop costs $30 per person and includes dinner, a resource booklet and a number of presentations. To register, call the Grey Wooded Forage Association at 403-844-2645, Mountain View County at 403-335-3311 or Red Deer County at 342-8653.

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