Instead of borrowing a book from the library, the Red Deer Public Library is offering people a chance to borrow art. Local artists, through the Red Deer Arts Council, are offering their work for people to hang on their walls, be it at home, work or wherever. As part of the lending program, there will be an exhibit in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library’s downtown branch, at 4818 48th St. From Jan. 3 to Feb. 19, three pieces: The Watcher by Sandra Gibson, Untitled by Melissa Merrill and Business Sense by Eric Burton will be on display. For the first Friday, there will be a special opening event on Jan. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. where refreshments will be served. For more information, call Diana at 403-348-2787.
Rimbey Ford, the Kinsmen Club of Rimbey and members of the community have raised $3,720 to upgrade baseball diamonds. It was part of the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s Drive One 4 UR Community event on Oct. 20. For each of the 186 Rimbey residents who took a car for a test drive, Rimbey Ford and Ford of Canada donated $20. Since the program began in 2010, over $1 million has been raised for high schools and organizations in Canada.
Bikram Yoga Red Deer is hosting its third annual Free Hot Yoga Weekend. On Jan. 5 and 6, classes at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. will be free. Owners Jenna Rosene and Josh Biro are offering the classes to help people reach their health goals in the New Year. All classes run on a first-come, first-served basis. Bikram yoga is a series of stretching postures, practised in a heated room. Two-week introductory passes will also be discounted over the event weekend. For more information, call 403-346-1501.
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