Home front – March 9

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Sunnybrook United Church is inviting people to spend an hour listening to jazz and reflect on life’s mysteries and beauties. Every fourth Sunday of the month, starting at 4 p.m., the church is hosting Jazz Vespers; Jazz and the Spirit Meet. On March 24, the performer will be local recording artist Michelle Joly, who will share her soulful sound. The events are free with coffee and juice available. More information is available by contacting Sunnybrook United Church at 403-347-6073.


Red Deer’s McBride Training Group office training students have raised more than $3,600 for the Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer. The group held a fundraiser on Feb. 26 at Cities Gastro Pub featuring two Yuk Yuks comedians and silent auction. The event brought together over 100 people and provided awareness for the Learning Disabilities Association.


The founder of one of the largest urban beekeeping groups in North America will share his story at Red Deer College on March 18. Kirk Anderson is part of the Hive Mentality Project Speaker Series buzzing across the province. The purpose of the series is shed light on the urban beekeeping movement, its implications and to provide motivational and constructive possibilities on how citizens can transform their own neighbourhoods. Anderson, the founder of Los Angeles-based Backwards Bees, will talk about natural beekeeping, the community response and managing the more than 300 swarms a year. The presentation runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will go to ReThink Red Deer and Apiaries and Bees for Communities. Register at www.backyardbees.ca/courses.


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