Home front — February 20

Build a birdhouse on Sunday in time to welcome back migrating songbirds to Central Alberta. The Kerry Wood Nature Centre invites children aged six to 13 to build houses starting at 2 p.m.

Build a birdhouse on Sunday in time to welcome back migrating songbirds to Central Alberta. The Kerry Wood Nature Centre invites children aged six to 13 to build houses starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $7 for members and $8 for non-members. An adult must accompany each child. Register or get more information by calling the Centre at 403-346-2010.


Hear original African music and stories of hope and inspiration from a renowned choir tonight. The Watoto Children’s Choir brings its show Beautiful Africa: A New Generation to the city to help raise awareness and funds for the Watoto charity. The group runs orphan villages in Uganda to provide homes and food, schooling and Christian religious training. The show at the Family of Faith Church at 5833 53rd Ave. in Red Deer begins at 7 p.m. The choir also performed in Sundre on Sunday and Innisfail on Tuesday.


Cheerleaders from Red Deer will defend their titles at a provincewide competition to be held here on Saturday. Premier Academy of Red Deer will host its fourth-annual cheerleading and dance competition, bringing 87 teams from as far away as Brooks and Fort McMurray. Competitions are spread over four different events, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., noon, 2 and 5 p.m. at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Operators of the Premier Academy believe their program prepares children for the real world by helping them learn teamwork, build character and develop self esteem while performing exercises that build healthy bodies. Learn more online at premieracademy.ca or call 403-352-7744.


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