Home front – March 19


Award-winning Canadian Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk will be in Red Deer on Thursday. Hosted by the Red Deer River Naturalists and Red Deer College, Nikiforuk will present a talk called Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests. Nikiforuk has written about the environment, education and the economy for the last 20 years. His book Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent became a national bestseller. Tickets for the event, to be held at the Margaret Parson Theatre on the Red Deer College campus, are free but must be picked up in advance from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 6300 45th Ave. For more information, contact the Red Deer River Naturalists at 403-347-8200.

TV drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is the jumping-off point for a Red Deer College instructor’s research into whether popular TV shows engender shallow stereotypes in their depictions of women and sexual subculture. Carlen Lavigne presents Beautiful Corpse: Gender and Sexuality in Primetime Television at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the North Nook of the Red Deer College Library. Lavigne’s presentation is part of the Library’s Homegrown Series, featuring the work of college faculty. The series is administrated by the RDC Students’ Association with funding from its Cultural Activities Trust Fund.

The Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society will hold its annual Dahlias Tuber and Gladiolus Corm Sale on March 31. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eastview Community Centre at 120 Ellenwood Drive. The sale features many varieties of dahlia tubers and glad corms. The not-for-profit society promotes the growing and sharing of dahlias and gladiolus. For more information, contact Lorne McArthur at 403-346-4902 or Wayne at 403-347-7482.

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