Home front – October 18

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An acclaimed Calgary author will read from her works at Red Deer College on Wednesday. Suzette Mayr is the author of four novels. Her most recent, Monoceros, won the City of Calgary’s W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was long listed for the 2011 Giller Prize. Mayr is a former Writers Guild of Alberta president and teaches creative writing at the University of Calgary. Her free reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the college library’s North Nook. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go online to www.rdc.ab.ca/library.


Lace up your runners for the Canadian Diabetes Association’s fundraising run on Sunday. Cash Store Financial’s Freedom Run takes place in Red Deer at Heritage Ranch. Participants can enter a three-km family fun walk or a five-km walk or run. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the run to follow at 10 a.m. Adults can register for $35, youth aged 13 to 17 will pay $20 and 12 and under get in for free. The funds raised will be used to support Canada’s most renowned scientists and clinicians in their quest for treatment and management of diabetes. For more information, go online at www.thefreedomrun.ca.


A concert for young people is planned for Wednesday. Refined/Undignified, a youth ministry with a beat, will perform at Living Stones Church at 7 p.m. Anyone who is 14 and older is invited to the free show. The group comes from Briercrest College in Caronport, Sask. It’s in its 10th year and has travelled to schools, churches, camps and youth centres. Living Stones Church is at the corner of 40th Avenue and 19th Street in Red Deer.


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