Home front – Feb. 23


Have a great picture of a sunrise? How about a picture of other landscapes? Deadline for the Parkland Airshed Monitoring Zone’s second annual photo contest deadline is Thursday, March 1. The contest is open to all amateur photographers who live or work within the PAMZ region. Photo subjects must be from the region, which extends from south of Rimbey to Carstairs and from Hwy 21 west to the B.C. border. A maximum of three entries per person are allowed and must be mailed in .jpeg format with a completed entry form. First place receives $300, second place gets $200 and third place receives $100. The three photo categories are: Atmosphere (clouds, storms, sunrises, etc.), Environment (nature, pollution, landscapes, etc.) and Youth up to age 18 (atmosphere and environment). To download the entry form and receive other information, go online at www.pamz.org. Questions and submissions can be sent to monica@pamz.org.

The Red Deer Public Library is inviting youth to celebrate something that only happens once every four years. The mezz teen program at the library is hosting Leap Year on the Leap Year on Feb. 29 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. in the Waskasoo Meeting Room. There will be a showing of the movie Leap Year, a comedy that features Irish traditions. More information on this and other library events is available at www.rdpl.org/ the-mezz or calling 403-755-1146.

The World Day of Prayer service runs on Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Red Deer’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 6 McMillan Ave. The theme is Let Justice Prevail, written by the women of Malaysia. Join Christians in more than 170 countries and 2,000 communities across Canada to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Malaysia. For more information, call the St. Mary’s office at 403-347-3114.

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