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Nov. 13-Dec. 14: Cow Patti Theatre Company presents “Who’s Under Where?” dinner theatre at the Lacombe Golf & Country Club. Two aspiring fashion designers are about to make the deal of their lives with their showing of Fashion Passion Lingerie for a world-famous Italian designer. Everything is going according to plan until their jealous — and mistaken – husbands jump to conclusions and sabotage the big night. Sew in five million dollars at stake, stolen mannequins and a bunch of wacky characters and you’ll be holding onto your underwear laughing with this outrageous, gut-busting comedy! Come on out to Lacombe Golf and Country Club to watch this hilarious production. Check the website for ticket pricing.

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! Join us for 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving!

Thursdays, 10:00-10:30. Babytimes Storytime. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Saturdays, 11:00. Family Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Ages two and up. Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Families are encouraged!

Saturdays, 10:00-4:00. Nature Savvy Saturdays. Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Join us for a fun family craft or activity. Something new every week! Drop-in. $2/person. For more info on this week’s activity call 403-346-2010.


Oct.31-Nov.9: Corner Stone Youth Theatre presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Set in 1840 Missouri, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the never ending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part of; whether it's matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into whitewashing a fence for him, or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with best friend Huckleberry Finn and love interest Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped on the stage. The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page and comes to life in this musical adaptation of one of North America's favorite books. Venue: NewLife Church.

Nov. 1: Winter-licious Craft Show at I Hotel 67th Street 9:30-4:00. Shop Local and Shop Handmade! This show features some of Alberta's Top Handcrafted Artisans!

Nov. 7-9: Christmas in Markerville is back November 7-9th with the famous cookie walk featuring thousands of choices. Craft show and multiple venues showcasing local artisans and handcrafts. Friday Nov 7th, Noon to 5 PM Saturday Nov 8th, 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday Nov 9th, 10 AM to 5 PM

Nov. 8: Come and do some Christmas shopping at The Danish Canadian National Museum, Julestue ( Scandinavian Bazaar), co-hosted together with the Dickson Store Museum. Located at Spruce View Community Hall. A variety of vendors will be selling Christmas crafts, antiques, knitting, baking and canned foods. We will be serving lunch at 11 am - delicious open-faced sandwiches and desserts made and served by our helpful volunteers!

Nov. 9: 100 Years of Animation presents “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. We’re celebrating the Library’s 100 years in this free film series spanning 100 years of animation. Adults will appreciate director Wes Anderson's humour in this film, "Fantastic Mr. Fox". Watch as this wily fox uses his formidable cunning to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers, who resort to extreme tactics to protect their chickens. Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch) from 2:00-4:00.

November 12: Daytime Documentaries at Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch) from 2:00-4:30. Sixto Rodriguez is the greatest 70's rock icon who never was. Bootleg recordings made it to South Africa after his career ended in the States. Two fans track down their hero in Detroit, working construction. Join us for this award winning documentary and enjoy coffee or tea with us as the winter season approaches.

Nov. 14: Red Deer Christmas Show at the Stockman’s Pavilion/Westerner Park. Find the perfect gift anyone on your list. We strive to find unique companies to find the perfect gift for you. There is also a children's area, complete with bouncy house and face painting. Our market is both a farmer's market and tradeshow. The best of both worlds. All of our ticket sales will go to support the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. Check it out at our website for more information.

Nov. 15: **SPARKLE** - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Innisfail Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion #104, 5108-49th Ave. 5:30-10:30. **SPARKLE** -- Little Steps Make BIG Dreams Happen. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Innisfail Annual Fundraising Dinner. Saturday, Nov. 15/14 Cocktails 5:30 Dinner 6:30pm at Innisfail Legion Entertainment - Randi Boulton - Musician, Dinner Speaker - Cody Davis, MC. Mark Kemball. Plus Silent Auction, Draws and Raffles. Tickets $50/person. 403-227-6766

Nov. 15-16: Snow Fest is back at Westerner Park! Get ready Red Deer! Your favorite winter sports show is back and bigger than ever. This year’s show is packed full of insane deals on the hottest gear, live 2 day snowboard contest, freestyle ski demo, video premiers, resorts, giveaways and the ever popular ski/snowboard swap. Up to 60% OFF Ski, Snowboard & Winter Sports Gear! Live Snowboard Contest, Freestyle Ski Demo, Central Alberta’s Biggest Ski & Snowboard Swap. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Allrose #184712 50st Red Deer.

Nov. 15-16: The Norwegian Laft Hus brings back the annual Norwegian Craft and Bake sale that you have been waiting for! Sat. November 15th from 9 AM to 4 PM, Sun. November 16th from noon to 4 PM. Come and buy delicious treats and beautiful crafts the Norwegian culture is loved for.

Nov. 22: All Things Pretty Christmas Market. We would like to invite you and your friends to our Christmas Soiree at Festival Hall from 5:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $10 with half of the sales going to The Magdalene House Society. Also there will be some contests to win tickets but there are a limited amount of tickets so if you want to secure your spot tickets go on sale October 3!

Nov. 22: Festival Lights the Night at City Center Gardens from 4:00-8:00. The 21st Annual Festival of Trees kicks off with Festival Lights the Night! Join in on family games and treats, view breathtaking ice sculptures, and a grand finale light show with fireworks and the lighting of the biggest Christmas Tree. All events, games, and treats are free. Come one, come all!

Nov. 25-26: Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Pie Sale. Come on down Tuesday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 26, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Bower House on Sunnybrook Farm for some delicious Homemade pies! They are are only $12.00 each.

Nov. 26-30: The 21st Annual Festival of Trees kicks off the Christmas Season at Westerner Park with a breathtaking display of festive trees in the Tree Room plus fun and games for the kids in Candy Cane Lane. Tickets for our events go on sale Monday, October 6, 2014 through Ticketmaster.

Nov. 27: Taste of Red Deer runs from 6:00-9:00. An affordable family or date night tasting fabulous beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts from some of the best restaurants in Red Deer. Filled with opportunities to enter your name in the many raffle draws or bid on your favorite silent auction item in support of our local hospital! Prairie Pavilion, Westerner Park.

Nov. 27-29: Experience the Joy of the Holiday Season with Lacombe’s Light Up the Night Festival. This three day event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a good old fashioned Christmas Festival. Each year the festival is growing in size and scope, with fantastic activities including Lumenight, Fireworks Display and free movies along with the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade and a Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

Nov. 28: 7:00-9:00PM. Santa Claus Parade Sylvan Lake. A Parade of lights and festival spirit. Fireworks to follow on the pier.

Nov. 28-29: Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival. The Third Annual Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival at the arena and multiplex. A fantastic FREE celebration of Christmas. Local entertainment, Christmas bazaar and farmers market, kids zone, visit by Santa, skate with the Mascots, Gingerbread house contest and auction, Winter Wonderland silent and live auctions, great prize draws and travel lottery, and Ice skating presentation are the many parts of this special

Nov. 29: Breakfast with Santa in Blackfalds. Join us for Breakfast with Santa at the Blackfalds Community Hall on November 29th from 9:30-11:30 am. There will be crafts, sing-alongs and goodies! Parents don’t forget your cameras to take pictures with Santa. Children $3 (1-12) Adults $5 Limited tickets available purchase at the Abby Centre.

Nov. 29: Breakfast with Santa in Sylvan Lake. Join Santa for breakfast and get a FREE photo with Santa. Tickets are available in advance. $5 for ages 3 and up, under 2 require a free ticket. Check the website for more

Nov. 29: It’s Mistletoe Magic at the  Prairie Pavilion, Westerner Park. A magical evening of dinner and entertainment for fathers and daughters of all ages! $80 per ticket. Tickets on sale through TicketMaster.

Nov. 29: The Innisfail and District Historical Village presents Christmas at the Village. Gates open at 2:00pm. Santa arrives at 4:00pm. Horse drawn sleigh rides 2:00 to 5:00pm. Admission is by financial, and/or, food bank donation. Joys School of Dance fundraiser concession. Coffee and Hot Chocolate supplied by Tim Horton's. Bring the whole family for Christmas Carols by the fire.

Nov. 30: Breakfast with Santa takes place from 9:30am - 11:30am at the Prairie Pavilion, Westerner Park. A magical morning with Santa Claus for the family to enjoy! Including breakfast, child focused activities, silent auction, raffles and entertainment for all!  Adults (12+)- $25, Kids (0-11)- $15,Table- $150 (8 people per table). Tickets on sale through TicketMaster October 6th, 2014.


Dec. 2: From 1:00-4:00. International Christmas Tea. Join the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society for the annual International Christmas Tea event held at the three-storey farmhouse overlooking Bower Ponds, the Cronquist House. The event features an array of internationally diverse foods, desserts and drinks. Call 403-346-0055 to reserve your spot or visit for more details.

Dec. 5: Canada Cup Bus Tour. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is offering the Canada Cup Bus Trip. Join us on Friday December 5th as we head to Camrose for the 2014 Canada Cup curling event. Tickets are $100 per person - includes 2 draws and bus fare. Tickets can be purchase at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, or by contacting the office at 403-341-8614. Spend the day with friends, family, coworkers or entertain your clients. Get your seat today, before they are all gone.

Dec. 5: Victorian Christmas Dinner. The Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society will be hosting the Victorian Christmas Dinner once again this year at the 102 year-old Cronquist House. Dinner will consist of a traditional Victorian-style meal. Seating is limited to 42 persons. To register, or for more information, please contact the society at 403-346-0055.

Dec. 5: The Hub on Ross presents an evening of local musicians donating their talents and time to help a local charity. The Hub Christmas Charity Concert goes from 7-9pm, Tickets at Door, $15.00 per person, $30.00 per family. Cash

Dec. 13: Canyon Ski Resort Snow Tube Park Opening Weekend December 13, 2014. Join us for an awesome ride on our Snow Tube Park – both up and down the hill!! The only one of its kind in Central Alberta with a dedicated tubing lift so you do not have to walk up the hill. We have two groomed lanes down with banked corners, and special tubes provided by us. You won’t find a better outdoor winter activity!

Dec. 13-15: The first annual Canadian Cowboy Christmas Gift Show takes place at Westerner Park. Bring the family and enjoy the fun filled Western Christmas atmosphere. Children can visit with Santa, then see his live reindeer just outside, waiting to take him home again. Santa will be available Friday 4:00-7:00, Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-4 with his special Elf Sprinkles. All weekend long there will be entertainment for all ages, from Cowboy Poetry to children’s entertainers. Admission is Free, but we are collecting non-perishable food items for the Red Deer Food Bank and there are drop off boxes throughout the venue for donations of toys to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.

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