Home Front – December 17

Bottles for a Brighter Christmas runs until Sunday, Jan. 3, to raise money for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. Parkland Mall, Coca-Cola and Big 105 FM are holding the bottle drive at Cosmos I, located at 7428 49th Ave., and Cosmos II, at 6332 Orr St.

Bottle Drive

Bottles for a Brighter Christmas runs until Sunday, Jan. 3, to raise money for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. Parkland Mall, Coca-Cola and Big 105 FM are holding the bottle drive at Cosmos I, located at 7428 49th Ave., and Cosmos II, at 6332 Orr St. Donations of bottles or cash will be accepted and people can enter to win one of two gift certificates from Parkland Mall merchants. The Christmas Bureau provides families with the food for a Christmas meal and toys for children.


Emeralds to perform

The Emeralds are set to create some Christmas-time magic at a dinner and dance in Lacombe on Sunday, Dec. 27. The Alberta Pattern Dancers are sponsoring a Christmas Dinner and Dance with the international recording artists, The Emeralds, at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., the dinner is at 7 p.m., and the dance follows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each for the dinner and dance. Admissions to the dance only cost $25 a person (ages 17 and under get in for half-price). For tickets, call David Stemmler at 403-885-2785 or 403-341-5603.


Reindeer Fun Run

Bring $5 and a donation for the Red Deer Food Bank and then prepare to run like a reindeer on the first day of 2010. The Red Deer Runners Club will host its annual Reindeer Fun Run on Friday, Jan. 1. A five-km course has been set, starting at the Clearview Community Centre on Cornett Drive. The run will start at 10 a.m. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Diane Goodwin at 403-346-7437.


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