Home Front – March 26

The third-annual Joyce deHaan Memorial Mad Hatter Tea Party promises an afternoon of entertainment, a silent auction, door prizes and raffles, and, of course, a nice cup of tea.

Mad hatter tea party

The third-annual Joyce deHaan Memorial Mad Hatter Tea Party promises an afternoon of entertainment, a silent auction, door prizes and raffles, and, of course, a nice cup of tea. Bring your friends to the Holiday Inn’s Winspear Ballroom (6500 67th St.) between 1 and 4 p.m. on April 9 and be sure to wear your most extravagant hat in support of the Hat Room in the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s cancer centre and the Canadian Cancer Society — table with the best theme wins a prize. Tickets ($20) for the event can be requested by emailing madhatterrd@gmail.com. Indicate when ordering six or eight tickets if you’d like to reserve a table.


Dessert gala

Go straight to dessert. In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, CiRS Volunteer Services presents its fourth annual Dessert Gala at the Westerner Park’s Harvest Centre on the evening of Tuesday, April 12. Organizers promise delectable desserts and outstanding entertainment along with presentation of volunteer awards. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the event running from 7 to 9. People are asked to dress in cocktail attire for an evening of passion, action and impact. Tickets are $10 per person, available from CiRS by e-mailing reception@cirsonline.ca or calling 403-346-4636.


Arts days funding

The government of Alberta is requesting interested applicants across the province apply for Feature and Host Celebration Site funding by April 20. In an effort to help grow Alberta Arts Days (Sept. 30 to Oct. 2) and to ensure all Albertans have access to a wide range of cultural experiences, the province will award eligible sites a maximum of $20,000 (for Feature Sites) and $5,000 (for Celebration Sites). Cultural organizations, non-profit groups, libraries, venues and facilities, schools community groups and event planners are encouraged to request a submission package by visiting AlbertaArtsDays.ca.


Archives renovated

The Red Deer and District Archives at 4525 47A Ave. will be closed starting Monday until April 4 for minor renovations. Regular hours of operation, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will resume on April 4. The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will not be affected during the renovations. For more information, visit reddeer.ca/archives.