Home front – Jan. 30

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The student production of Family Reunion to Die For takes the stage at Didsbury High School for three dates in February. The show is a collaboration between the school’s drama program and its technical theatre course. Students from Grades 9 to Grade 12 are involved. Set in a bed and breakfast, the production is a murder mystery dinner theatre. The show runs from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Didsbury High School office (1515 15th Ave. in Didsbury). For more information, call 403-335-3356.


Central Albertans are invited to raise money and attend Holden’s Reach for a Cure event on Saturday, Feb. 25. A barbecue fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society will run from noon to 3 p.m. at Red Deer’s Recreation Centre oval skating rink. Burger and pop will run around $5, but donations will be accepted there. Check out Holden’s Reach for a Cure’s Facebook page. The event is being organized by Cody Holden, whose uncle Phil Holden was diagnosed with rare form of terminal brain cancer. He is healing from his first round of radiation and is back in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Cody Holden would like to raise $1,000. Cody, his uncle Chris Holden and Cody’s cousin Aron Holden are shaving their heads during the fundraiser. For more information, go online at www.fundraiserforlife2012.kintera.org/holdensreach.


The Hub will host a night of poetry for local poets with Edmonton’s the Spoken Word Youth Choir on Saturday. The evening starts at 7 p.m. at the Hub. There is no charge but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go towards Youth Write, a camp for kids who like to write. For more information, contact Elise at 780-387-1382. The address is 4936 Ross St. in Red Deer.


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