Home front – January 31

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Get autographs and try for free stuff when the Red Deer Rebels play pond hockey on Feb. 12. Two minor hockey teams will upgrade their skills, then play shinny with Rebels members at Grandview Gardens Community Centre starting at 6 p.m. When done, the players will go inside to meet the public and sign autographs. Enmax Energy will also give away items as part of the 14th season of sponsoring pond hockey with Alberta Western Hockey League teams. More information is available online at www.enmax.com/community.


Think that pancakes are just for breakfast? Come out to the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Blackfalds United Church on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. Get your fill of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Adults pay $7, children 6-12 pay $4 and under 5 get in free. For more information, go online at www.blackfaldsunitedchurch.com or call 403-885-4780.


With six sessions, the 27th annual Rimbey’s Women’s conference offers a full day of activity and learning. The event takes place Feb. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rimbey Community Centre, 5109 54th St. It features keynote speaker Noreen Olson, a Cremona, native, and her “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it,” talk. Other sessions include Kerry Huber on healthy eating, Mary Hays on the full meal deal, Tanya Schur on health rhythms and heart songs, Theresa Turner on travel, Anna Chappell talking about herbs and the Red Deer Taoist Tai Chi. The conference also features catered lunch, shopping and prizes and costs $35 before Feb. 7 or $40 after. To register, call the Rimbey Family and Community Support Services at the Provincial Building at 403-843-2030.


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