Home Front – April 7

People who want to build a rocket, improve their short game, repair their bicycle or take up belly dancing can learn how this spring and summer.

Model rockets

People who want to build a rocket, improve their short game, repair their bicycle or take up belly dancing can learn how this spring and summer. These are just a few of the new community programs offered by the Red Deer Public School District. The myriad of other courses include cooking Mexican style, designing a photo storybook, perfect pruning and learning how to maintain your RV. For more details, dates and costs, go online at www.rdpsd.ab.ca/commpro. To register, go to the website, call 403-342-1059, fax 403-309-6603 or drop by the office at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School from Monday to Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., or Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Disaster preparation

How do you prepare for a disaster? This is what the Canadian Red Cross will teach senior citizens at a Seniors Emergency Preparedness Program on April 19. The 45-minute presentation will inform participants on how to prepare for disasters such as a house fire, pandemic outbreak, flash flooding and other severe weather. The discussion will also focus on how to be self-sufficient for at least 72-hours after the disaster strikes. Seniors, family members and caregivers are welcomed to attend the presentation being held at the Red Cross office board room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register by calling 403-342-1241 before Monday.