Alberta authors Robin and Marian White will hold a book-signing of their award-winning environmental coffee table book, Wild Alberta at the Crossroads. The two will be on hand from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Red Deer’s Chapters store. The book covers all six Alberta natural regions from prairie to Canadian Shield, but also takes a critical look at land stewardship and the response to global warming. They will also speak on their recent visit to Denmark which has a wide array of renewable energy projects and its citizens heavily use public transportation and bicycles. Wild Alberta at the Crossroads won gold in the international Independent Publisher’s book awards category of best regional non-fiction in 2008. Cost of the book is $39.95 plus GST.
Unique, original artworks will be displayed at a show and sale Saturday at Red Deer’s historic Pioneer Lodge. An art market is being set up inside the rustic, wooden lodge to offer Christmas gift seekers a pleasant respite from crowded malls, said organizer Kate More. Look for watercolour paintings by Jean Weddell and Betty Matheson, ceramics by Pat Matheson, Art Whitehead’s pastels and paintings, hand-painted silk scarves and other creations by Maxine Whitehead, pottery and jewelry by Wendy Meeres, mixed media pieces by Donna Herrick, sculptures by Brian Herrick and Ron Halliday, and More’s oil paintings. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4324-46A Ave. (corner of 47th Avenue and 44th Street). There’s parking on site.
A story in the Healthy Seniors section in Tuesday’s Advocate had some incorrect information about a Christmas dinner at Gaetz United Church in December. Dinner will not be served on Dec. 18. More information will be announced later.
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