Home front – August 25

The Central Alberta Photographic Society (CAPS) will begin its next season of meetings on Sept. 14.

Photo group

The Central Alberta Photographic Society (CAPS) will begin its next season of meetings on Sept. 14. The photo club is open to photographers of all levels. The club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The season runs from September to November and then January to April. CAPS meetings will be held at the G.H. Dawe Centre in Activity Room No. 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socialization and meetings run from 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the first meeting of the season free of charge. For more information, visit www.centralalbertaphotographicsociety.com or call Gillian at 403-340-2609 or Peter at 403-350-4578.

Beaver facts

Want to learn everything about beavers and how they live? Ellis Bird Farm will host Glynnis Hood, University of Alberta researcher and author of upcoming book The Beaver Manifesto, at the site on Saturday at 5 p.m. She will lead a trip to watch the beavers that have taken up residence at the Ellis Bird Farm. There is a web cam of the beavers online at bprda.wpengine.com There is no charge for this event. Hot chocolate will be served. For more information, call Ellis Bird Farm at 403-885-4477.

Art show

Quality original works from established and upcoming artists and artisans will be at the Medicine Hills Art Show and Sale in Sylvan Lake this weekend. The event is at the Sylvan Lake Curling Rink at 4802 48th St. The event opens Friday at noon with an artists reception running that evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the show and sale run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The featured artists include Wanda Whaley, Andrew Kiss and Audrey Nanimahoo. All art is original and incorporates nature in the work. Whaley creates primitive rock painting using original methods. It means grinding up local rock, mixing it with grease and water to create the oldest known paint. For more details, call Wanda at 403-748-2904.

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