Home Front – November 14

Christmas pictures should include a snap with that favourite family pet or pets. The annual Red Deer and District SPCA pet picture event is set for Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 at the Bower Place Shopping Centre main stage.

Pet photos with Santa

Christmas pictures should include a snap with that favourite family pet or pets. The annual Red Deer and District SPCA pet picture event is set for Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 at the Bower Place Shopping Centre main stage. People can select a combination of pictures including those with animals or the animal alone and with Santa included or the whole family, including pets and Santa. People are urged to come to the Toys R Us entrance in the mall no earlier than 6 p.m. and no later than 8:45 p.m. each night. Pets should be leashed or in a carrier. Cost is $20, a portion of which is donated to the SPCA. For more information, visit www.reddeerspca.com

Grief seminars

Red Deer Hospice is offering the third in a series of grief seminars to help people cope during some difficult times of the year. Simone Schumacher, bereavement support co-ordinator with the Red Deer Hospice Society, said the seminar is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce on Gaetz Avenue. The seminar is aimed at addressing challenges faced by people during the holidays, special occasions and seasonal changes. No pre-registration is required. For more information, phone 403-309-4344, ext. 105.

Immigrant job tips

Immigrants and foreign workers can learn some employment tips at a Tools For Success meeting on Nov. 30 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Red Deer Lodge. Information on services for immigrants and temporary foreign worker standards will also be provided. Admission is free. To register or for more information, call 403-346-8818 or e-mail toolsforsuccess2009@gmail.com. The meeting will be held at Red Deer Lodge, located at 4311 49th Ave. It’s presented by Catholic Social Services, Temporary Foreign Workers Settlement, Alberta Employment and Immigration, Career Assistance Network, Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association, Central Alberta Refugee Effort, and Employment Placement and Support Services.

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