Home Front – May 3

First Thursdays is offering a brief history of music, played by the future of Central Alberta’s artistic community, in May.

First Thursdays

First Thursdays is offering a brief history of music, played by the future of Central Alberta’s artistic community, in May. Young virtuosos will demonstrate their chops at the Snell Auditorium (Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49th St.) on Thursday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The concert will feature The Kids from Strathearn Music Studios in Edmonton performing selections by classical masters such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Lea, and Bastien. The event is free and open to the public and coffee and tea will be provided by Café Noir. For more information, call 403-342-9122.


Prostate cancer checkup

A free checkup for prostrate cancer is coming to a downtown grocery store today. Dave Reid, Port O’Call Canada Safeway manager, said the Mobile Awareness Man Van will be parked in front of the store from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free screening runs from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing. However, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction.


Talk about mental health

A one-day conference — Can We Talk? — will be held on Monday to share information and support the mental health of youth. Presented by the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the conference at the Capri Centre will bring teachers and the community together. Keynote speaker Dave Cory will discuss how to help youth develop emotional intelligence skills. Dr. Phil McRae will look at emerging technologies and how they impact personal well-being. Admission is free, but registration is mandatory due to space limitations. For more information, visit www.teachers.ab.ca or www.canwetalk.ca.