Home front – December 31

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Registrations for the 2013 Woody’s RV World Marathon, half marathon and 10-km run are now open. The race will be held on May 19, and is in its 15th year. Last year, it was voted one of the top three best road races in Alberta by Athletics Alberta. Tickets for the full marathon are $70 before March 19, $85 until April 19 and $100 after that. The half marathon costs $65 before March 19, $75 until April 19 and $85 after. The 10-km run costs $50. During race weekend, there will be a three-km friendship run hosted by the Red Deer Runners, a fitness and wellness expo, and banquet with a keynote speaker. The Ronald McDonald House of Central Alberta is the chosen charity for 2013. Donations can be made with registration. Last year, $12,000 was donated. For more information, or to register, visit www.reddeermarathon.org.


Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidate Martha Hall Findlay will be in Red Deer on Jan. 24. From noon to 1 p.m., she will hold a get-together with supporters at the It’s All Greek to Me restaurant at 37th Street and Gaetz Avenue. The event is open to the public.


You are invited to worship with Strings N’ Things band on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at Great Bend Church of Christ. They will be putting on a western themed cowboy church service. The church is located 13.5 km north of Delburne on Hwy 21. Bring a dish for the potluck lunch following the service. For more information, contact Bonnie at 403-749-3251.


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