Home front — December 5

Want to pick up something different for Christmas? Spirit Seekers Christmas Gift Fair runs on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Red Deer Native Friendship Centre at 4808 51st Ave.

Want to pick up something different for Christmas? Spirit Seekers Christmas Gift Fair runs on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Red Deer Native Friendship Centre at 4808 51st Ave. Aboriginal art, local and international art, jewelry, craft and food items will be on hand. Hot sandwiches, pop and hot chocolate will be served by donation. Proceeds support youth activities for Red Deer’s aboriginal youth. Call 403-340-0020 or email at youth@rdnfs.com for information.


Make your own Christmas gifts and cards during the Red Deer Public Library’s Christmas Crafternoon on Saturday. Children aged seven and up are invited to take part in the event from 1 to 4 p.m. at the downtown branch’s children’s services department. Participants can also enjoy classic Christmas cartoons while working on their crafts.


Hear and sing the sounds of the season during the Kiwanis Christmas Carol Festival on Sunday. The 50th annual event starts at 2 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Admission is free, but donations to the Red Deer Food Bank and Red Deer Christmas Bureau are appreciated. Between performances, the audience is asked to take part in carols. More information is available by calling 403-340-1109.


A story that ran in Saturday’s Advocate about allegations of misconduct against an RCMP officer wrongly stated that he worked for Red Deer City RCMP detachment when the complaints were made. Sgt. Steve Black was working in the former Red Deer Rural RCMP building on 55th Street for the Red Deer Major Crimes Unit, which is under the control of RCMP K-Division.

An item on C1 in Tuesday’s Advocate had some incorrect information. The cost to attend the fourth annual benefit concert at the Hub on Friday at 7 p.m. is $15 per person and a non-perishable food item. The host is Persons Who Celebrate Their Abilities. All monies and food will go to Loaves and Fishes to stock their pantry. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash only.


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