Home Front – May 5

Many stress-reducing benefits and deep, personal understandings can be uncovered through meditation, but there is often more to it than simply closing your eyes.

Meditation

Many stress-reducing benefits and deep, personal understandings can be uncovered through meditation, but there is often more to it than simply closing your eyes. Begin your contemplative journey from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday with Kadampa Buddhist Nun Kelsang Dema. The introductory Buddhist meditation classes at the Riverside Meadows Community Activity Centre (6021 57th Ave.) are ideal for anyone wanting to better understand the fundamentals of the millenniums-old practice. Drop-in classes cost $10 per session and are presented by the Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre. For more information, call 403-454-7595 or visit meditationalberta.org.


Creamery opening

The historic Markerville Creamery Museum is sprucing up to open on May 14. The opening will kickoff with a $4 pancake breakfast, followed by tours of the museum and the opening of the coffee shop. The Markerville spring market also opens that morning and is located just around the corner from the creamery museum. The market will run until 3 p.m. Visitors to the creamery will learn how butter was made in the 1930s. The coffee shop and gift centre will serve traditional Icelandic dessert and ice cream. For more information, phone 1-877-728-3007 or visit www.historicalmarkerville.com.


Correction

The Wild Rose Harmonizers will sing at Red Deer’s Bower Place Shopping Centre at 1 and 2 p.m. on May 14 in the main stage area. An incorrect date for this event appeared in Monday’s Advocate.


Lacombe tea

Central Albertans are invited to an afternoon tea raising money for the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. The annual Florence Nightingale tea, bake sale and raffle runs on Wednesday at the hospital. Bake sale starts at 2 p.m. Tea follows at 2:30. The fee for the tea is $4 and includes dessert or fruit. A raffle will be held for a donated quilt, wall hanging and a painting. The Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary runs the event as a fundraiser for the hospital.