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b>Documentary and Discussion takes place at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. In the mood for some debate?

Documentary and Discussion takes place at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. In the mood for some debate? Come to the nature centre for a documentary followed by refreshments and candid discussion. Cost is $3 per person at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.

Closing reception for Do Not Go Gentle, work by Corinne Anderton at the Harris-Warke Gallery, will be on Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. in honour of Alberta Arts Days. Shriveled and decayed leaves, flowers and branches captivate the artist with their beauty. The exhibit runs until Sept. 20. Call Paul at 403-346-8937 for more information.

Manga in the mezz will be held on Sept. 17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Teens are invited. Phone 403-755-1146 or email

Red Deer Legion Branch #35 year round events: carpet bowling on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m.; and meat draws on Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Hearts of Harmony of Central Alberta is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to harmonize. Drop in to a regular practice any Monday night at 7 p.m. at Church of Christ on Donlevy Ave. The group’s repertoire includes arrangements of show tunes, Beatles, gospel, Billy Joel, Shania Twain, Elton John, ABBA, and more. Leave a message at 403-346-3502, or speak to the group’s director, Sheryl at 403-742-4218. See

Deer Park and Lancaster Community Association meeting takes place on Sept. 17 at the shelter on Dowler Street starting at 5:30 p.m. Phone 403-346-1660 or email to

Addict In The Family support group is a free, confidential, professionally-facilitated support group available to families and/or caregivers dealing with addictions within their family circle. Meetings are every second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4920-54 Street. Upcoming meetings are Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. Phone Jackie at 403-342-0895 for details.

Central Alberta Prostate Awareness and Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church in the parlour. The next meeting is Sept. 17. This group has a great deal of experience and information to share. Knowing about the prostate, symptoms of prostate cancer, and other prostate diseases can save your life. Men and spouses are welcome. Contact Bert at 403-3808, or Bill at 403-342-0694.

Red Deer Area Hikers meet on Sept. 17 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to depart for an eight km hike at Rocky Mountain House Park. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Jim at 403-347-1684.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Badlanders II Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-886-2740, 403-309-3342, or 403-347-6165.

Annual Jugo Day will be offered at Jugo Juice in Bower Place Shopping Centre on Sept. 17. One dollar from every smoothie and fresh-pressed juice sold on this day will go to Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, and other children’s cancer charities across the country.

Philosopher’s Cafe will pick up again on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Red Deer College Library with RDC philosophy instructor Guillermo Barron. Discussion will focus on the topic “is torture ever morally permissible?” Free admission and snacks. For more information call the RDC library at 403-342-3152.

Red Deer and District Garden Club annual meeting will be held on Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Featured speaker will be Janet Griffin from Prairie Sun Perennials. Memberships are $15 per year. For more information call Noreen at 403-346-7728 or Elaine at 403-340-3898.

Lasting Traditions, on display Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Alberta Sports hall of Fame and Museum, will portray aboriginal tradition and culture that was rich in games and sport. This interactive exhibit will show how native games strengthened bodies and minds and their influence on games of today. Native dance and game demonstrations and will be featured and Dr. Willie Littlechild of the Assembly of First Nations is quest speaker. Call the Hall of Fame at 403-341-8614 for more information.

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