Home front – Jan. 9

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Backyard farming can be a sweet deal for people who would like to care for very small creatures that play a huge role in a healthy environment. Eliese Watson, founder of Apiaries and Bees for Communities, is offering her Level One beekeeping course. She has room for up to 17 more to take the two-day, 16-hour course, on Jan. 28 and 29 at Purearth Organics, 12, 5579 47th Ave. in Red Deer. The course fee is $280 To register or learn more, visit www.backyardbees.ca or call 403-244-4770.


Music students have a crack at $4,000 in prize money in a final competition performance on Thursday at Red Deer College. Finalists were selected from the RDC music diploma program in December after students submitted recorded work. Students who advance to the final round of judging will compete for a $750 first prize and $250 second prize in each of voice, piano, guitar and instrumental categories. The performance is 1 p.m. on the main stage of the RDC arts centre. Admission is $2 at the door.


Fathers and daughters are invited to spend some quality time together at an inaugural social event next month. The Shalom Counselling Centre presents the Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Social at the Bower-Kin Community Hall on Feb. 25. The event is geared for fathers and their daughters who are between the ages of five and 12. Duos will be treated to punch, a buffet dinner, prizes and dancing. Tickets are $35 per ticket and are available by calling the centre at 403-342-0339.

For more information on the centre, visit www.shalomcounselling.com.


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