Home front – October 23

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Enjoy coffee in Sudan, Iraq or Afghanistan without stepping outside Red Deer city limits. On Wednesday afternoon, Central Alberta Refugee Effort and the Red Deer Public Library will celebrate United Nations Day with Cultural Cafe in the Waskasoo Kiwanis meeting room at the downtown library, located on the second floor via the mezzanine. Come to hear stories told by people from Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan about their work with the United Nations. Coffee and other refreshments are on from 4:30 to 6 p.m.


Dealing with arthritis is the subject of a free upcoming community education forum. Managing Arthritis: Your Path to Wellness will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Red Deer Public Library downtown branch. Presentations will be made by Dr. Aurore Fifi-Mah, a rheumatolgoist and University of Calgary clinical assistant professor, and Janice Kadogan, an Alberta Health Services occupational therapist. A question and answer session follows. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-321-1433 or emailing registration@ab.arthritis.ca. The event is sponsored by the Arthritis Society.


Forth Junction Heritage Society will provide an update at its annual general meeting on its vision to create a transportation-themed tourist attraction in the Red Deer area. Society president Paul Pettypiece will also present a talk called The 100th Year of the Mintlaw Bridge and its Impact on the Development of West Central Alberta. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday and will be held at Hub on Ross at 4936 Ross St. The public is welcome and memberships will be available. The society is also planning to have a display at the Red Deer Model Train and Hobby Show at Westerner Park’s Harvest Centre on Nov. 24 and 25.


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