Sponsor a guide dog
Alberta Guide Dog Services wants to make it easy to satisfy the pet lover on your Christmas list. For $250, people can sponsor a guide dog for two years as a gift for someone special. The recipient will receive a framed photo of the puppy, quarterly updates on its progress, issues of the charity’s newsletter Paw Prints, and a photo of the young guide dog graduating with his or her blind or visually impaired partner. A tax receipt is also issued. For more information, call Alberta Guide Dog Services in Calgary at 1-403-258-0819 visit www.albertaguidedog.com
Human Rights Day
A noon event to commemorate Human Rights Day is planned for Thursday in Red Deer. The public is invited to bring their bagged lunches to hear stories from people who face human rights challenges locally and globally. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hub, at 4936 Ross St. The event is sponsored by the Central Alberta Refugee Effort and the Central Alberta AIDS Network.
Original art and fine craft will be available to purchase, or simply enjoy, this weekend at the Christmas Salon Sale at the Red Deer Public Library. Salon sales originated with the Paris art salons in the last two centuries and refer to the irreverent, jam-packed approach to displaying the work in contrast to more formal art exhibitions and sales. The event is presented by the Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council, and will include painting, sculpture, bookbinding and more. Numerous local artists are involved, such as Rick Lardner, Karen Donald, Susan Delaney and Corinne Anderton. The event begins in the Snell Auditorium on Friday, noon until 5:30 p.m., and continues on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 1:30 to 4 p.m.
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