Home front – October 16


Learn about the incredible life of Charlotte Small and her husband David Thompson. Author, historian, teacher and webmaster Pat McDonald will talk about Charlotte and her explorer husband during a presentation on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Charlotte died in 1857, three months after David. Charlotte travelled at least 22,000 km, possibly up to 30,000 km on foot, horse or in a canoe with her husband. Cost for the presentation is general admission (adults pay $5, seniors pay $2). It’s free for MAG members. The museum is found at 4525 47A Ave. There will be plenty of activity at the museum every Thursday night during the run of Profit and Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade, 1779-1821.

Red Deer Hospice raised about $6,300 at its first annual Sunflower Ladies Luncheon held on Sept. 27. More than 130 women came out to the lunch held at the Black Knight Inn. Money raised goes to the Red Deer Hospice Fund a Day Campaign. It costs $360 per day to care for one resident, so the money raised at the luncheon will pay for 17.5 days of care. For more information on the Fund a Day Campaign, visit www.reddeerhospice.com or call 403-309-4344.

Personal identity is the subject of this month’s Philosopher’s Café at Red Deer College. Personal Identity: Who Are You Anyway? will be discussed at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the library’s North Nook. RDC philosophy instructor Guillermo Barron will lead the discussion. The free event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is not required. Philosopher’s Café encourages open and respectful exchange on the discussion topic. For more information, go online to www.rdc.ab.ca/library.

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