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October 17 - 31st: Zed Haunted House at Parkland Mall.

October 24-26: Our Best to You, Red Deer’s favourite Christmas shopping event is back for its' 23rd year! For three days only, the Parkland & Prairie Pavilions at Westerner Park will be transformed into a magical holiday market for fantastic Canadian Handmade gifts brought to YOU by over 200 of Canada's best artists, artisans and designers. You will find new, innovative creations including fashions, jewellery, art, sculpture, home décor items, gourmet goodies, stocking stuffers and many other unique works.

October 25:Red Deer Museum Mag Saturdays presents: Bring Your Own Pumpkin! Bring a pumpkin and create your own ghoulish jack o' lanterns for Halloween! It's time to get messy! More info here

October 26-27: Jungle Farm’s Extreme Power Tool Pumpkin Carving - come carve your jack-o-lantern with our power tools.  Leave the mess for us to clean up for you.

October 27: Join Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery at Fratter's Speakeasy, 7pm,  for a one night only fundraiser in support of the Red Deer & District Museum Society featuring classic comedies of the silver screen & live piano score by Robert Bruce. There will be door prizes, silent auction and prizes for best costumes (costumes are not required to attend event but are encouraged).

October 29: On the spooky night of October 29th, join that Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in some fun Halloween games and thrills. All ages welcome.  Family rate of $10 for up to 6 individuals.  Costumes welcome! More info here

October 31: Fright Night at Parkland Mall from 4:00-7:00pm, where kids can play fun games and trick or treat in the mall. Contact guest services with any questions you may have at 403 343-8997.

October 31: The Medieval Fair Halloween event at the Collicutt Centre starting at 5pm. Cost: $5. More info here.

October 31-November 2: Red Deer Fall Dog Show. UFA Agricentre, Westerner Park. Includes three Conformation shows, 3 Obedience & Rally-O Trials, Junior Handling, different events at each show, and a Cerf Clinic.


November 1: The Bra Lounge Presents a Steampunk Cabaret. 8pm at Fratters Speakeasy .The Bra Lounge is so freaking excited to bring you Red Deer’s ONLY HALLOWEEN PARTY just for GROWN-UPS! You know, grown-ups with kids, mini-vans, mortgages.... Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. More info here.

November 8: CENTENNIAL CHILDREN'S BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! MORE THAN COBWEBS AND DUST 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Downtown Branch Children’s Program Area. To celebrate Red Deer Public Library’s Centennial in 2014, local author and Children’s Services staff member Laural Randall (Grimes) had the idea to write a children’s story about the history of building that now houses the Piper Creek Optimist Children’s Department.  Laural, and illustrator Lorlie Vuori, will read from the book during the launch and talk about the process of capturing and creating the Library’s Centennial story from inception to completion.   Bring the family to be a part of history  and purchase a keepsake for generations to come.  Join us afterwards for cake,  punch and prizes! Watch for launches at both Dawe and Timberlands Branches.


Mondays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Storytime. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Stories, songs, and activities for three to five-year-olds.

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. Toddler Play 'n Learn. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!

Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Drop-in Pajama Storytime. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty  to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. The focus age group is two to six-year-olds, (under three please bring an adult), but we invite the whole family to take part.

Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45. Time for Twos Storytime. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Ongoing until April 25, 2014. Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland. Several prominent buildings have been a part of Red Deer's landscape for many years. The exhibition features several, including the Stephenson Hall Block (Red Deer's first commercial building), the Train Station, the Club Cafe and the Capitol Theatre. Each area is unique and offers interactive stations where visitors will discover more about the past.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00-10:45. Drop-in Preschool Storytimes. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Stories, songs and crafts for three to six-year-olds.

Thursdays, 10:00-10:30 or Fridays, 2:00-2:30. Babytimes Storytime. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Thursdays, 3:30-5:00. After School Club. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Teens and tweens: Join us every Thursday after school for games, crafts, movies, music and more!

MAGnificent Saturdays at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Every Saturday, all year, from 1:00-4:00 PM. MAGnificent Saturdays is our innovative program, led by artists, that connects our exhibits with an art making activity. Participants of any age are welcome! We supply the materials, the studio, and the artist, you supply the imagination. Share time with your family learning, creating and exploring new materials! The best part….your completed masterpieces are yours to take home and enjoy! Included with daily admission or MAG membership. Drop-in… no registration required.

Every Thursday throughout the summer. 6:00-9:00pm. Parkland Mall presents Cruise Nite! Hundreds of cars, all makes and models welcome. Food vendor, music, family atmosphere. Admission is free but donations are

Saturdays, 11:00 AM. Special Family Story Time – Favorite Friends. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Each month as part of our Family Drop-in Storytime, we'll feature a beloved picture book character with a party in the Children’s Department! Stories, crafts, games and more!

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