Home front – January 14

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Learn how to reduce the amount of garbage you produce at a presentation Jan. 31. Garbage-free February offers information on how to make consumer choices to limit or eliminate landfill contributions. They include using only recycled or reusable goods, recycling programs, using recycled shopping bags, composting and freecycling. A City of Red Deer Environmental Services representative will also discuss the city’s Waste Management Master Plan. The free ReThink Red Deer-sponsored event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College. More information is available online at www.rethinkreddeer.ca.


Have fun dancing, getting fit, and raising money for the MS Society of Canada, Alberta Division, at the 2013 Zumbathon for MS on Feb. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. People can sign up as a team to tag in and out during the three-hour Zumba marathon or join solo. The event, presented by Dance Magic Studio and the MS society, will be held at Notre Dame High School, at 50 Lees St. in Red Deer. To register and for pledge sheets, visit reddeerdancemagic.com.


Everyone is invited to learn more about the Red Deer River watershed and the alliance that is helping to protect it. The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance will hold its open house on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. People will have the chance to see the new expanded office space at 4918 59th St. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, RSVP at info@rdrwa.ca or call Kelly at 403-340-7379 by noon on Jan. 29.


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