The community Christmas tree light up will take place in Spruce View on Sunday. The event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Spruce View Hall parking lot. Serving hot chocolate and cookies while singing carols are also planned. The tree lighting takes place at 7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to help stuff the sleigh for the Spruce View and Area Food Bank. The event is sponsored by the Christ and Bethany Lutheran Churches. More information is available by calling Jeanette at 403-728-3880.
Don’t miss out on the Cosmos COP Christmas Fundraiser, which runs on Friday. The non-profit group will be selling blankets for $35, trees for $30, dish cloth pants for $2.50, angels for $2.50, stove towels for $3, wallets for $8, casserole oven mitts for $8 and a snow man set for $14. The special event runs from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hub on Ross St. at 4936 Ross St.
A Sylvan Lake yoga studio wants to bring Christmas karma to the town’s food bank starting on Monday. Studio Upstairs offers free yoga classes from Dec. 3 to 8 to patrons who donate two non-perishable items for the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. This is the studio’s third annual Christmas Karma Yoga Week. More information is available by calling 403-597-3844 or online at www.studioupstairs.ca.
The author of Self-Made Millionaires for Dummies and the upcoming Guerrilla Millionaire book is speaking in Red Deer this week to benefit the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Douglas Vermeeren is a regular contributor to the hospital and plans to donate based on the number of attendees at a free education seminar he will run on Thursday at the ihotel (former Holiday Inn) on 6500 67th St., 2:30 and 7 p.m. To preregister, call 1-877-393-9496.
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