Home front – June 5

Drivers be forewarned — photo radar locations until Friday June 15 are being publicized. Red Deer city RCMP will monitor a number of locations for speeding motorists. School zones being targeted are: Pamely Avenue, 49th Avenue (south), Oleander Drive and Lancaster Drive.

Drivers be forewarned — photo radar locations until Friday June 15 are being publicized. Red Deer city RCMP will monitor a number of locations for speeding motorists. School zones being targeted are: Pamely Avenue, 49th Avenue (south), Oleander Drive and Lancaster Drive. Playground zones being monitored are: Jewell Street, Boyce Street, 55th Avenue, Niven Street and Roland Street. Traffic corridors being checked are: Taylor Drive, Ross Street, Riverside Drive, 50th Avenue, 40th Avenue, 49th Avenue and 30th Avenue.

Former Red Deer College College student Harvey Deutschendorf will be back in Red Deer on June 22. The internationally published author and emotional intelligence coach will be presenting to college staff. Deutschendorf will be discussing the power of emotional intelligence as discussed in his second book, The Other Kind of Smart. It is not open to the public. Deutschendorf is certified to administer the Bar-On EQI, the first scientifically valid test for emotional intelligence that has been approved by the American Psychological Association. He also has a background in social work and career development. For more information on Deutschendorf and his recent work, visit www.theotherkindofsmart.com or contact him at 780-427-4618.

For those interested in fabrics, June 16 is your chance to swim in layers of silk, felt, French linen and more fabric arts from 1885. The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society presents a Mixed Textiles Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fort Normandeau, located just west of Hwy 2 off of 32nd Street. There will be hands-on activities and demonstrations from how to spin wool to quilting. A take-home project will also be distributed. Admission is $15 plus GST for members and $17 plus GST for non-members. Pre-registration is required at least two days prior to the event. For more information or to register, call 403-346-2010.

More tickets are on hand for anyone who wants to attend the fifth Women of Excellence Awards Gala on Tuesday June 12.

But you only have until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to get tickets through Red Deer and District Community Foundation.

Michelle Sluchinski, CEO for the foundation, said they filled a smaller room to capacity of 350 people. So now, thanks to sponsorship of Sheraton Red Deer and Willson AV, the awards gala will be held in the larger Exhibition Hall.

As of early Monday afternoon, 440 tickets have been sold for the event which celebrates the achievements of 28 Central Alberta women.

Tickets are $100. Dress is semi formal.

Reception is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

The tickets can be found through the foundation at 403-341-6911.

Gain insight about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when Dr. Paul Soper visits Red Deer on Wednesday (June 6).

The Edmonton-based ADHD expert will present The Importance of Community at Westerner Park’s Chalet Room at 7 p.m.

The two-hour session will be of interest to parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals who interact with children with ADHD. Admission is by donation, with a suggested minimum of $5 per person.

Tax receipts are provided for donations of $20 or more. For more information, contact the Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer at 403-340-3885. An event producer at the association may be able to put people in touch with Dr. Soper to answer specific questions, if time permits.

Buy a cup of joe and help send less fortunate children to go to summer camp. Tim Hortons Camp Day runs on Wednesday June 6.

Camp Day is held annually at Tims when100 per cent of coffee proceeds support the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

In 2011, Camp Day Raised more than $9.9 million.

The foundation provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for economically disadvantaged children from the community.

People can also donate online at sendakidtocamp.com or text “CAMP” to 45678 which equals a $5 donation.

The public is invited to an open house on the permanent history exhibit slated for the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

The open house will take place on June 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Both the board and staff will present the final designs for the $1.5-million exhibit. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

The permanent exhibition’s footprint is pegged at 4,200 square feet, approximately one-half of the existing gallery space.

The remaining 3,300 square feet of gallery space will support the changing exhibit program. The museum and art gallery is set to open the exhibit by March 2013.

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