Home front – January 3

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Red Deer City RCMP kicks off its photo radar campaign for 2013 at the following locations, where they will remain until Wednesday, Jan. 15: School zones at 48th Avenue, Lancaster Drive, 55th Avenue, Nolan Street and 43rd Avenue. Playground zones at Davison Drive, Cornett Drive, Niven Street, 59th Avenue and Boyce Street. Traffic corridors at Taylor Drive, 50th Avenue, 49th Street, 49th Avenue and Riverside Drive. The RCMP reserve the right to change locations without notice.


A special show of stylized paintings of Prairie scenes come to Lacombe’s Gallery on Main in January. Edmonton artist Marianne Harris will showcase her works in an exhibition opening Jan. 26 and running to Feb. 9. Harris will be on hand for a meet and greet during the opening’s wine and cheese reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Harris works in all media, but relies heavily on watercolours and acrylics. The Gallery on Main is located on the second level at 4910 50th Ave. in Lacombe.


The ghosts of the past, from Red Deer’s founding to fathers to runaway pigs, helped shape the city and their stories will be the subject of an upcoming talk. Pat Matheson, Red Deer’s public art co-ordinator, is the guest speaker at the Jan. 16 Central Alberta Historical Society Meeting. Starting at 7 p.m. at the Snell Auditorium at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49th St., Matheson will talk about how Red Deer’s pool of interesting and colourful people, animals and moments that helped shape the community’s identity. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Iris at 403-340-2588.


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