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Learn how to cook with the power of the sun on July 9 at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society’s popular Solar Oven Workshop is back. Participants will learn how to create a simple solar oven from scratch. All material will be provided. Cost to attend is $15 plus tax for society members. For non members, it’s $17 plus tax. Pre-registration is required by 7:30 p.m. on July 6. The class runs from 7 to 9 a.m. at the nature centre at 6300 45 Ave. For more information or to register, call 403-346-2010.


Check out Red Deer County’s rural beauty on Wednesday July 4. The 2012 Rural Beautification Tour takes place and all area welcome. Buy tickets that day at the county office located at 38106 Range Road 275, just west of the 32nd Street and Hwy 2 overpass near Red Deer. Tickets are limited so come early. Cost is $25 and includes bus transportation, two coffee breaks, a tasty lunch and a full-day tour of beautiful properties in Red Deer County’s Division 4. No pre-registering. Must bring cash or cheque. For more information, call Sylvia at 403-350-2150 or email at sbolkowy@rdcounty.ca


Step back in time to what Red Deer was like 120 years ago. The Waskaoo Environmental Education Society presents A Day in the Life of . . . a Settler on July 5 at Historic Fort Normandeau. The day camp is for children ages six to 12. It’s the first in a three part series and features interactive activities that give children a feel for what life was like in the area around 1885. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for the day per child. Pre-registration is required by 7:30 p.m. on July 3. Call 403-346-2010.


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