Home front – Nov. 17


Gifts of original art and ceramics can be purchased Saturday at a show and sale in the Red Deer Recreation Centre front lobby. The Red Deer Art Club and the Red Deer Pottery Club are joining together to display works by about 16 local artists from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hand-crafted vases, bowls and mugs will be available, as well as paintings, cards and bookmarks. The diverse array of art is perfect for holiday giving, say organizers. For more information, call Jean at 403-346-6248.

Citizens on Patrol will hold its annual general meeting on Nov. 24. Patrol program president Terry Ropchan said the meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Red Deer City RCMP detachment. The volunteer organization patrols the city regularly, acting as eyes and ears of the community, Ropchan said. This year the patrol received a funding boost from Telus Communications to buy some equipment. Ropchan said members regularly report suspicious activity such as break-ins, mischief, suspected impaired driving, vandalism and other property offences. People wishing to learn more about the patrol and to join are welcome to attend the meeting.

Osteoporosis can attack women and men. One in eight men more than 50 years old have the disease. To help combat and detect the disease, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, at 3805 Ross St. in Red Deer, is conducting a free bone density screening clinic on Nov. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. The test is painless and takes just a few minutes. The main causes found in men with the disease is a declining level of testosterone and insufficient calcium intake. For more information and to book an appointment, call 403-343-8088 or contact aaron@pumpkinpr.com.

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