Registrations – June 12

• Freedom Run for Diabetes Research, sponsored by Cash Store Financial, will be held on Aug. 28 at Great Chief Park. Registration at 9 a.m. and 3km family fun walk or 5 km walk/run to start at 10 a.m. Early bird registration is $25 until July 28, then $35 before event or $40 on event day. Register at www.thefreedomrun.ca or call 877-418-3511.

• Freedom Run for Diabetes Research, sponsored by Cash Store Financial, will be held on Aug. 28 at Great Chief Park. Registration at 9 a.m. and 3km family fun walk or 5 km walk/run to start at 10 a.m. Early bird registration is $25 until July 28, then $35 before event or $40 on event day. Register at www.thefreedomrun.ca or call 877-418-3511.

• Cosmos Employment Expo will run on July 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 7482 49 Ave. Potential and participating employers will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits of Cosmos Employment Access program — Hiring individuals with barriers. Register by June 30 to 403-341-2363 or email ea@Wcosmosreddeer.org.

• Sky Dive for ALS on July 30 at Big Sky Sky Diving, Innisfail. Participate in a jump, just watch, enjoy a barbecue or pledge a donation for a jump in support of the ALS Society of Alberta. Cost is $285 with a minimum pledge of $50. Contact Sarah at 403-391-2361 or email sarah.colton06@gmail.com.

• Vacation Bible School will be offered at First Christian Reformed Church from July 4 to 8, 9:30 a.m. to 11;30 a.m. The theme is Jesus to the Rescue. Ages four to those entering grade six are welcome to participate in bible stores, songs, games and crafts. Register on the first morning or pre-register at www.firstcrcreddeer.org, Call 403-346-5659 for more information.

• Red Deer College will offer kids’ science camps through summer. Camps are available for various times, ages, and special interests. For details go online to www.rdc.ab.ca/continuing_education or call 403-357-3663.

• Theatre Alberta Artstrek is a residential summer theatre program for teens held at Red Deer College. Exploration I for ages 13 to 15 runs from July 10 to 16 for $505. Explorations II is for ages 16-18 for $540. Registrations are now being accepted on line. Visit www.theatrealberta.com or call 780-422-8162 or toll free 1-888-422-8160.

• Poker tournament, hosted by the Red Deer Optimists at Quality North Hill Inn, in support of The ALS Society of Alberta, will be held on Sept. 23. Entry fee is $100 per person or $300 for corporate table. Contact Deborah at 403-358-9999.

• Refugee Camp in the City, a simulated camp, set up by the Central Alberta Refugee Effort and Catholic Social Services, will run on June 20 at Central Middle School Field from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hear refugee stories from real people, learn about food and water distribution, find out about medical care, shelter, safety, education, employment and learn about refugee settlement agencies in Red Deer. Teachers are requested to book a time for their class by calling 403-346-8818.

• PandaMania Vacation Bible School takes place at Blackfalds United Church July 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Targeted for ages 3 to 12, camp also includes mid-morning snacks. Email Adam at ucchurch@telus.net or visit blackfaldsunitedchurch.com or call 403-885-4780 for more.

• Real Superheros, family vacation Bible school for children ages four to 12 and their parents, will be held July 11 to 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ. No fee but registration deadline is July 3. Call 403-347-3989 or email dcoc@telus.net.

• Anti-discrimination Response Training (A.R.T.) a skills-based approach to respond to incidents of discrimination in a safe, effective way, will be held on June 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Circle. Fee for this Central Alberta Diversity Association sponsored workshop is $120. Call 403-340-2143 or email cadassoc@telus.net.

• Rose and Lily Show, presented by the Lacombe and District Garden club on July 16 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, includes judging by the public. Entry staging takes place July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and viewing by the public goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 16. Call Jessie at 403-786-0006 for more information. For tips on how to prepare plants for the show, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H464.pdf

• Employers are invited to sign up for the Central Alberta Career and Job Fair which will be held on Sept. 6 from 9:30 to 6 p.m. at the Capri Hotel. There is no charge to participate but businesses must register by Aug. 30. Space is limited and will fill up quickly. See www.jobfair.me

Large Community Garage Sale will be offered at First Baptist Church parking lot, 4210 39 St. on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Table rental, $10 and hot dog fundraiser available. To book a table, call 403-346-4281.

• United Kids Kamp, presented by Gaetz and Sunnybrook United Churches, will be held July 25 to 29 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages four to eleven at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Rides are available from Sunnybrook United Church. For information and registration forms go to gaetzuc@telusplanet.net or call 403-347-6073.

• Fun Run for Families, hosted by the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter, goes on July 9 at Heritage Ranch. This family friendly, pledge-raising events features a 5km run or walk, prizes, and a pancake breakfast. Enter as an individual or team. Registration is $25 for the 5k or $45 for the 10k race. Registration fees will be waived with $100 in pledges. Funds from the event go towards supporting the 24-hour crisis help line. Pledge forms can be picked up at all RBC locations, The Runner’s Den, True-Line Contracting, Proform Concrete or online a www.cawes.com For more information call Anna at 403-597-4142.

• Teen glassblowing camp will run from July 24 to 29 for ages 16 to 18. Other classes take place during June 13 to Aug.12 as part of Series Summer School of the Arts. Visit www.rdc.ab.ca.

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