Home Front – September 12

Youngsters are invited to join the Red Deer Children’s Choir. This singing group is open to anyone aged seven to 10.

Children’s Choir

Youngsters are invited to join the Red Deer Children’s Choir. This singing group is open to anyone aged seven to 10. It provides enrichment in music education and complements any programs in schools. Various performances are planned including the Festival of Trees and Kiwanis music festival. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ Church. Register at the Dawe or the Collicutt Centre or online at www.looknbook.reddeer.ca (program code 39981). For more information, go online at www.reddeerchildrenschoir.com or email Denise at tvmusic@telusplanet.net

Herbalist presentation

Area residents are invited to get wild with herbs during an upcoming workshop. Local herbalist Abrah Arneson will be showing guests how to harvest wild herbs responsibly and how to make medicine from them. It takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Red Deer’s Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. Call the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 for more information or to register.

Tools for schools

The 15th annual Tools for Schools program helped even more students this year. So far, 730 students in need have been equipped with a backpack and school supplies this month, compared with 540 last September. Donation dropoff boxes in the community will be collected for the final time this month on Monday. But school supplies continue to be needed throughout the year and can be dropped off at Central Alberta Women’s Outreach at 4808 51st Ave. in Red Deer.

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