Home front – Jan. 23

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A group of men are willing to sing a song of “I love you” to your betrothed on Valentine’s Day. Quartets from the Red Deer Wildrose Harmonizer Barbershop Chorus will give a singing gift on Tuesday, Feb. 14. They’ll show up and serenade the recipient at their house or office, plus hand out a red rose. They’ll sing two tender love songs during the surprise. Cost is $40, flower and photo included. For bookings, call Ron at 403-347-2145. Book early as spaces are limited. People can also check out www.harmonizers.ca.


Crimson Lake Provincial Park near Rocky Mountain House is one of a seven sites in Alberta that feature a Life-jacket Loaner Station Program. The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories received the national award this week for best boating safety initiative with its loaner life-jacket program. The program makes loaner life-jackets available at several provincial parks and boat launches on an honour system. The program is a partnership between The Lifesaving Society, the Alberta government, the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research. For more details about water safety and drowning prevention, check www.lifesaving.org.


Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company is saying “thank moo” to Central Albertans for their generous financial support during its The Long Weekend production. The theatre company, along with the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, raised $10,429 from those who attended the theatre show in November and December. The proceeds went to four groups: Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation, St. Andrews United Church Friends of Guatemala, the Ponoka Shrine Fire Truck Unit and the Renegade Riders 4-H Club. The money was collected in various ways, including ticket sales, 50/50 tickets and silent auctions. The theatre’s next production is Boeing-Boeing, which runs March 7 to 25 at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. Tickets to the $58 dinner theatre include a prime rib buffet. There’s also a $48 brunch theatre, $27 cabaret and “show only” performances. For tickets or further information, call 403-782-3956.

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