Home front – March 3

American inspirational speaker, Terry Hershey will deliver his message of ‘do less, live more’ at the Capri Centre today.

The power of pause

American inspirational speaker, Terry Hershey will deliver his message of ‘do less, live more’ at the Capri Centre today. Hershey will discuss his latest book, Discovering the Power of Pause. Over the years, the Washington-based speaker has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, CNN, PBS and NPR. He is an author, humourist and ordained minister. Presented by Central Alberta Regional Consortium and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, parents and educators are encouraged to attend the public event. The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Pre-register at www.carcpd.ab.ca

Make murals for charities

Help turn black and white murals into vividly coloured pieces of art while raising funds for local charities. Parkland Mall will host Shades of Ambition from Friday to March 13 to help raise money for the Red Deer Food Bank, Julietta’s Place and the Red Deer SPCA. Customers are invited to purchase a coloured piece of one of the three murals representing the charity of their choice for $5. The coloured pieces will be added to the three black and white murals on display at the mall. Each mural is 1.8 metres by 1.2 metres and is made up of 864 pieces. Those who purchase $25 or more worth of mural pieces will receive a charitable receipt. Parkland Mall will donate $7,500 to the charity that raises the most funds, $5,000 to the runner up and $2,500 to the charity that comes in third. Mural pieces can be purchased at Parkland Mall or online at www.parklandmall.ca.

Indigo Festival

Family fitness tips, information about midwives and advice on how to build your holistic health team are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the third annual Indigo Festival. The holistic pregnancy and parenting health show will be held at the Collicutt Centre Field House on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Practitioners and businesses from Red Deer and surrounding areas will exhibit their natural and holistic products and services at this event. There will be speakers, hands-on demonstrations, a silent auction and lots of activities for the kids. All proceeds raised at the festival will support La Leche League Canada Central Chapter and Red Deer City RCMP Kid’s Programs. For more information, visit www.indigoreddeer.com or contact Debbie at 403-506-0393.