Home front – April 9


Expecting parents and parents with young children will be able to find many Central Alberta resources in one stop during the Mom and Baby Show on April 28. in Red Deer. The show will feature more than 60 local businesses that cater to families with young children or people expecting children in the near future. The event is free to attend and will have free swag bags for the first 150 mothers to visit. The show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 67th Street Holiday Inn’s Cascade Ballroom. There will also be door prizes, baby-wearing demos, mini massages, plus other valuable information and products. More information is available by visiting www.mommyconnections.ca/red-deer or contacting Claire Weisse at claire@mommyconnections.ca, or 403-550-4814.

London Drugs diabetes educators are presenting a Diabetes and Your Nutrition clinic on April 24. For a fee of $15, a diabetes educator will conduct personal consultations. The clinic will be held at the Red Deer London Drugs in the pharmacy department at 109, 2004 50th Ave. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Interested participants can book their half an hour appointment by calling 403-342-5222 or at the store.

The annual CAREERexpo will take place on April 26 at Red Deer College. Last year, the expo had over 3,000 attendees and more than 90 exhibitors. CAREERexpo gives students the opportunity to talk face-to-face with industry experts representing hundreds of career paths. The expo starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.nextgen.org/careerexpo.

An article on C2 in Thursday’s Advocate about yard waste pickup had some incorrect information. It should have stated that yard waste put out in plastic bags is collected as garbage and counts towards the city’s five-unit garbage limit.

The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

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