Home front – Feb. 17


Two Yuk Yuks comedians are prepared to keep people chuckling for a good cause. Yuk Yuks on Tour comedians Derek Sweet and Sean Lecomber will entertain at a light-hearted fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 26, for the Learning Disabilities Association, Red Deer chapter. The 5 to 9 p.m. event is being organized as a group project to benefit the charity by office training students at McBride Career Group. The fundraiser at Cities Gastro Pub will also feature a live silent auction, food and beverage tasting, and information on the non-profit group that helps children who struggle with learning. Tickets are $40 a person from Cities Gastro Pub, or by calling Laurie at 403-346-8599.

Temporary foreign workers or new Canadians can get answers to questions related to immigration, employment and language skills at an information session March 6. The event called Tools for Success will be staged at Red Deer College Learning Common Room 2908 from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening is sponsored by Settlement Services Network of Red Deer. The panel of speakers will represent Alberta Works, Red Deer College, Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Catholic Social Services and employers. There will be a trade fair. The event is presented by a number of agencies. Organizations and individuals should register at toolsforsuccessrd@gmail.com or call 403-346-8818. Admission is free and interpretation will be available.

A potluck lunch, dance and live music will liven things up at the Ponoka Moose Lodge on Saturday. The lodge is hosting the Diamonds at Moose Hall along Hwy 2A, three km south of Ponoka. The dance will run from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person, $10 for Moose members. A potluck lunch will also be held. People are asked to bring finger food. For more information, call Jean or Fred at 403-783-8587. For more information on dances in Central Alberta, go online at www.AlbertaDanceNews.com.

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