Home front – March 22


Get ready for an evening of elegance, awareness and fun. ATB Financial presents the Heart’s Desire Ladies’ Fundraising Gala on May 10 at the Black Knight Inn in Red Deer. The gala supports the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut’s Heart Truth campaign designed to share the truth about heart disease. Cost is $50 each (service fees and GST additional) and eight tickets will get a private table. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are available through the Black Knight Inn ticket office online at www.bkticketcentre.ca, phone at 403-755-6626 or in person at 2929 50th Ave.

Living Green Spring Tea and Fundraiser at The Redwoods Retirement Residence will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Vesey’s flower bulbs will be sold with proceeds going to Helping Elder Abuse Reduction, a 24-hour resource information line for the reduction of elder abuse in Central Alberta. Redwood Resident Gardeners will provide gardening tips during the event. To RSVP or for more information, call Donna at 403-309-6333. The Redwoods is located at 6 Daykin St. in Red Deer.

One lucky winner will walk away with an iPad as part of Tree House Youth Theatre’s spring fundraiser. The iPad is the first prize in a raffle to be drawn on Mother’s Day on May 13. Second prize is original artwork from artistic director Matt Gould and the third prize is a weekend in Radium, B.C. Tickets are available through youth actors, board members, Gould or program administrator Janet Cole. Tickets cost $5 each or $50 for a book of 10. Another fundraiser, Once Upon A Tea, takes placed on May 13. It includes desserts, door prizes and loads of fun. More details are to come. Supporters also have a chance to win tickets to an upcoming production by hitting “like” on the theatre’s Facebook page by April 30. Current productions in rehearsal are Grimms Tales and Sleeping Beauty. Two pairs of tickets to each production will be given away. For more information, call 403-986-0631 or email treehousetheatre@gmail.com.

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