Home front – Dec. 13

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This census is for the birds. Red Deer River Naturalists and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre are sponsoring the Christmas Bird Count on Sunday. The bird count will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a potluck to follow at 6 p.m. at the nature centre. People who want to count before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. are also welcome. Birders can count any unusual or interesting bird three days before or three days after Dec. 18. There is no minimum time limit and birders can count from their cars, at their bird feeders or from any other mode of transportation. Tally sheets are available from the nature centre or online at the www.rdrn.fanweb.ca For more information or to RSVP for the potluck, call Judy Boyd at 403-342-4150.


Get fit this Christmas season while helping to feed the hungry. From now until Saturday, Studio Upstairs Yoga and Wellness in Sylvan Lake is holding its second annual Christmas Karma Yoga Week. For five days only, yoga classes are free of charge in exchange for a donation of any two items to the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. Bring comfortable clothes, a yoga mat and water. All skill levels are welcome. For a complete schedule or more information, visit studioupstairs.ca or call 403-597-3844.


A selection of films showcasing mountain adventures and culture will be screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Red Deer. The event will be held at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Jan. 12 and 13. Tickets are now on sale at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Valhalla Pure Outfitters and Purearth Organics. Tickets are $20 plus GST for one night or $36 plus GST for both nights. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.


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