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ONGOING

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. www.reddeermuseum.com/exhibits-and-events

Every Saturday. Penhold Winter Market.
10:00am-2:00pm.Penhold Regional Multiplex. Local vendors are displaying homemade and well-known products for sale. Come out and support local!

January 15-June 29: STARS Home Lottery. 40 Valley Green, Vanier Woods, Red Deer.      Falcon Homes invites you to join them at their spectacular STARS Lottery Home open January 15, 2014 - June 29, 2014 Show Home hours: 1-6pm Daily Closed Fridays. http://www.starslotteryalberta.ca/2013site/

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.http://www.reddeermuseum.com/exhibits-and-events/remarkable-red-deer-stories-from-the-heart-of-the-parkland/

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!

APRIL

April 9: Collective Soul at the Memorial Centre. Hailing from the city of Atlanta, Georgia, Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine”. Tickets available at the Black Knight Inn or at blackknightinn.com.

April 11: Volunteer Impact Awards Gala. Sylvan Lake. More information - www.sylvanlake.ca/2013-01-23-17-54-43/spring-events

April 16-19: Red Deer College. Ten Lost Years. True stories of the Great Depression. The never talked about and rarely written about decade in Canadian history comes to life in the poignant stories told by people who survived it. This inspiring and sometimes shocking play will make you laugh and cry as prairie families watch their farms turn into deserts from hoppers and drought and freight-trains filled with hoboes, criss-crossing the country in search of work. This is an inspiring, uplifting play about bravery-one you will not forget! Tickets available at the Black Knight Ticket Center. For more information, visit www.rdc.ab.ca/showtime.

April 18: Good Friday

April 19: momstown Central Alberta Community Celebration from 10am to 2pm at Collicutt Centre. Free event for the whole family! Free swag bags for the first 100 families! Easter Egg hunt for the kids! Lots of interactive activities for the whole family! Bouncy Castles! For more information, visit central-alberta.momstown.ca.

April 20: It’s Earth Day for Easter at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre! Join the City of Red Deer for an Easter egg hunt, nature walks, tree planting and more on Sunday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore our local ecology and natural heritage system.

April 21: Easter Monday

April 22: Earth Day

April 26: 3rd Annual Spring into Summer Expo! April 26th from 10-4pm at the iHotel Red Deer. Swag bags to the first 100 people through the doors! Fundraiser for the LITTLE WARRIORS! Enter to win Fabulous door prizes! Shop over 50 businesses! Choose from sweets and treats, baby boutiques, candles and wax to mortgage and tax! Home decor and so much more! This is a show you do not want to miss out on! Free Admission and Free parking! See you there!

MAY

May is Vision Health month. For more information, visit visionhealthmonth.cnib.ca.

May 2: Stettler Women’s Conference: Fitting in the Joy. Stettler Community Hall. 8:30-3:00. A one day conference for women's from all walks of life. Inspiring speakers, hands-on fun, music, women's trade show, door prizes, gourmet lunch by Teresa's Catering. Tickets available from Stettler Adult Learning Council at 5221 - 46 Street, 403-742-2280 or buy online at www.stettlelearning.com.

May 2-3: Central Alberta Vintage Car Club Swap Meet. Westerner Park, Red Deer. Fri. 3:00-9:00, Sat. 8:00-4:00. For more information contact Jim Stuve 403.342.2840.

May 3: 4th Annual Comic Book Day. Stettler Public Library. 10:00-4:00. Come dressed as your favourite character! Comic Book Trade! Retro Cartoons!

May 3: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Robots at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

May 3: Hivernant Metic Cultural Society Spring Fling. Big Valley Jubilee Hall. 5:30pm-12:00am. Join this annual fundraiser for the Hivernant Rendezvous held in August. Supper, entertainment, dance. Tickets: $12.00/ person, $20.00/ couple, $25.00/ family.  For more information, contact Marlene at 1-800-267-5844 or 403-815-6720.

May 3: Bubbles and Bling Ladies Night. Stettler Public Library. 7:00pm. Come out for champagne, desserts, a chance to win fantastic prizes, and a whole lot of fun! Your ticket to this fundraiser event will give you a chance to win a Diamond! Ph. 403-742-2292

May 3: All Things Pretty Market. Westerner Park, Chalet, Red Deer. 10:00-4:00. We are searching for all things pretty from handmade to home decor and everything in between to decorate your life. This is a juried show. Unique, original one of a kind items with a few pretty things we just love. Come shop, and experience a really pretty market one week before Mother's Day! facebook.com/allthingsprettymarket

May 3: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Fashioning with Felt. Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/

May 3: Kids’ Weather Workshop. Kerry Wood Nature Centre. 1:00-3:00. Kids ages 6 to 13 can learn about the weather through hands-on experiments and activities, then build a simple weather instrument to take home. Registration fee $8. Register online at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/waskasoo/Activity_Search

May 3: Penhold Market. Penhold Multiplex. 10:00-2:00. We will have such a wonderful mix of vendors there is sure to be something for everyone. It's a free market and everyone is welcome.

May 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11: Day Out with Thomas at Heritage Park in Calgary. Thomas the Tank Engine is inviting you to enjoy The Thrill of the Ride 2014 - Day Out with Thomas tour! For more information, visit www.HeritagePark.ca.  

May 3-4: Bringing Baby Home. Red Deer Regional Hospital - Dana Soltes Auditorium. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bringing Baby Home is a relationship workshop for parents to help them prepare for the transition to parenthood. This early educational prevention program for parents is designed to help promote the healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children. $180/couple Babies up to three months old welcome. Ph. 403-342-0339. Email: bonnie@shalomcounselling.com.

May 4: Stettler Variety Showcase 2013-2014 Concert Series. Stettler Performing Arts Centre. Pear After fronting one of the most successful fiddle acts in the world, Lynae and Denis Dufresne toured the country with some of the biggest names in Canadian music. In 2005, they took time off the road to settle in Calgary, AB. They quickly became antsy and formed PEAR. With the release of their debut album and an extensive live performance tour (including upcoming dates in Canada, the US, Cuba, China, and Europe) just around the corner, PEAR is prime for the picking... now take a bite! Tickets: 6 Concerts and Dinner Show - Adults: $100.00, Students: $50.00 6 Concert Tickets Only - Adults: $75.00, Students:$40.00 Dinner Show Only: $45.00/ person Individual Shows - Adults: $20.00, Students: $10.00 Tickets available at Pfeiffers House of Music www.StettlerShowcase.com.

May 4: Hike For Hospice Palliative Care. 10:00am Registration. Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Choose between a 1km paved loop or a 4km wooded trail through the beautiful Kerry Wood Sanctuary. All funds raised support Hospice care in your community. Registration is $10. Register online or that morning. http://chpca.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1064&pg=entry.

May 4: Marching Show Band Classic. 1:00-3:30. Enmax Centrium. Hosted by the Red Deer Royals, this event features Marching Show Bands from around Alberta. Each Band will perform a choreographed field show presentation. The Red Deer Royals will be premiering their field show for 2014 "Search for Paradise Reef". The Classic is open to the general public and admission is $5 per person (6 and under are free). There will be a 50/50 draw, raffle items and a silent auction. Come enjoy an afternoon of world class family entertainment! Ph. 403-872-9710 Email: chair-marchingshowbandclassic@reddeerroyals.com       

May 4: Steps for Life. Bower Ponds, Red Deer. 11:00-2:30. 2014 Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy is a 5km fundraising walk to help support families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Sign up to walk or sponsor at stepsforlife.ca Red Deer location.

May 4: Walk So Kids Can Talk. McKenzie Trails, Red Deer. 10:30-3:00. Kids Help Phone is proud to present this years Walk So Kids Can Talk, in Red Deer. Come help us set a record for the worlds biggest Mosey. http://www.walksokidscantalk.ca/.  Email reddeerkhp@gmail.com.

May 9: Aspire, Evening of Decadent Desserts. Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park, Red Deer. Aspire is a charitable organization providing hope to children with special needs, the families who love them and the communities that care for them. http://www.aspirespecialneeds.ca/.

May 9: Red Deer Bike Swap. Bower-Kin Community Centre. 4:00-8:45pm. Sell a bike and or buy a bike. AMA members get a discount to sell. We pledge $50 to any cyclist in the Ride to Conquer Cancer or MS Tour, if they bring in a bike to sell. All bikes are tech-checked, the serial numbers are recorded, and we have a deal with the National bike registry. every bike brought to the swap helps us do the right thing for the community, please consider selling and or buying a bike with our non-profit. One day bike buy and sell run by the non-profit www.albertabikeswap.ca.

May 9-10: Red Deer Spring Show. This is an event for all ages. Come find a unique gift or activity for your whole family. New this year is the children's area, complete with activities for your little one. Also: The Man Cave. All ticket sales will go to support the LTHS Music Parent Society. For more information, visit www.reddeerspringshow.blogspot.ca.

May 9-11: Carswell's Antique Furniture & Collectibles Show & Sale. Parkland and Prairie Pavillion, Westerner Park, Red Deer. Ph. 403-343-1614. www.antique67.com.

May 10: Only Women's Fitness Fun Run. River Bend Golf and Recreation Area, Red Deer. Only Women's Fitness is presenting their Fun Run May 10th 2014 at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. Bring out the Wonderful Women in your life and help support Family Services of central Alberta! Come join in the activities for every member of the family! Run/walk 10km, 5km, 3km, or 1km. 500m Little Ladies Race. 100m Diaper Dash. Activities for the Little Men. Brunch at the clubhouse after the run. 10,000 in Draw Prizes to be given away. Register online before May 8th 2014 at www.onlywomensrd.ca. For more info check the website or call 403-341-5999.

May 10: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Mums for Moms! Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

May 10: 15th Annual Tree Planting Bee. Bower Mall, Red Deer. 9:15-11:00am. Meet at Bower Hall at 9:15am and tree planting from 9:30am to 11:00am. Refreshments, snacks and prize draw afterwards at Bower Hall. Phone Larry at 403-347-6994 for information.

May 10: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Tooth Fairy at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

May 11: Mother’s Day!

May 11: Mother’s Day Ride. Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson. 10:00am. Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Annual Mother's Day Ride is a great way to spend some time with that special lady in your life or just a great excuse for a ride! Join us on a tour through Central Alberta's beautiful landscape. Ph. 403.341.3040.

May 11: Mother’s Day Brunch. Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens. Dickson. Come and treat your Mother to a Danish Brunch! Enjoy your meal with family in our warm and delightful cafe along with light entertainment from a local artist. We have a variety of delicious Danish open-face sandwich and special desserts on the menu. Reservations recommended. http://www.danishcanadians.com/.

May 13: Climbing Mt. Everest with Dave Rodney. Red Deer Sports Hall of Fame. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum would like to invite you to an inspiring and captivating presentation of climbing Mt Everest.  Albertan Dave Rodney will speak about his multiple accomplishments, including climbing Mt Everest, not once, but twice! http://ashfm.ca/events.

May 14: Break the Cycle: Spend Less and Save More. United Way Building. 6:30-7:30pm. Join Money Mentors, an Alberta not-for-profit organization, for a FREE 1 hour class on improving your spending habits. Learn how to save money to accomplish your goals. Plus, learn more about TFSAs and RRSPs. http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/break-the-cycle-spend-less-save-more-free-financial-fitness-class-tickets-11006134645.

May 15: Fusion Thursday. Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. 7:00-9:00. Program geared to 16+ participants. Bring your friends or meet new ones. See objects from the Museum’s collections. Enjoy refreshments and snacks. A surprise every time! Included with admission.

May 16 - 18: LEGO KidsFest brings its one-of-a-kind, interactive experience for five identical sessions during the weekend at the BMO Centre @ Calgary Stampede. The award-winning LEGO KidsFest is a traveling extravaganza featuring three acres and dozens of hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. For tickets and more information visit www.legokidsfest.com.   

May 17 - 19: May Long Weekend

May 17: Fort Normandeau reopens for the season! For more information, visit waskasooenvironmental.homestead.com/Historic-Fort-Normandeau.html.  

May 17: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Diary of a Wimpy Kid at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

May 17: Markerville Creamery Museum Season Opening. Historic Markerville. 9:00. Pancake Breakfast. http://www.historicmarkerville.com/.

May 17: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: A Mug for Money. Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

May 17: Season Opener to Big Valley. Alberta Prairie Railway, Stettler. 2:30-7:30pm. The excitement begins with the first excursion of 2014. Please be warned the Reynolds Raiders are likely pretty hungry after six months of ice, cold, and no trains to rob. Includes on board entertainment and Alberta roast beef buffet. http://www.absteamtrain.com/index.html.

May 18: Woody’s RV World Marathon. Ecole Camille Lerouge School 5530 42A Ave., Red Deer. 7:45am. Join us for the 16th Annual Woody's RV World Marathon May 18th 2014. Claim your spot today! Each runner receives a bamboo t-shirt. We are happy to announce the same beautiful courses that keep our racers coming back year after year to Alberta's River Run. Register online before May 17th at www.reddeermarathon.org.

May 23-25: NHPC 25th Annual National Conference. Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. Come and learn how to support longevity through natural health at the 2014 NHPC Annual National Conference. Open to all healthcare professionals and natural health enthusiasts, the Conference is a highly anticipated event made up of interactive natural health workshops, hosted by local, national and international presenters. In addition to the workshops, the Conference features a Tradeshow with a dynamic range of exhibitors who are of interest to both natural health practitioners and members of the public looking to access the natural health market. http://bit.ly/2014ANC.

May 23-25: Royal Canadian Circus. Westerner Park, Red Deer. It’s fun, affordable and animal-friendly. Our animal performers work in close partnership with their trainers, challenging one another to delight their audiences, showing how well people and animals can live and work together in harmony. This is an important lesson for all kids to learn through the circus experience. The Annual Royal Canadian Circus is one of the most important continuous fundraising events coming to your community. Get ready for a unique, fun filled experience for the whole family. Tickets $30, 3yrs and under free on lap seat. http://www.royalcanadiancircus.ca/.

May 24: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Making Multiples! Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

May 24: Downsizing and Moving Forward. 9:00am-1:00pm. Red Deer. $50. A course for baby boomers, seniors and those helping parents downsize. Downsizing brings with it the challenge of sorting through memories and what we want to share with others. This challenge requires loving respect in balancing what things we need while holding onto what we treasure. Mothers’ Day gift certificates available. Ph. 403-342-0339 Email: bonnie@shalomcounselling.com.

May 24: Spring on the Farm: Sunnybrook Farm Museum. 8:00-4:00. Join us for a special country breakfast, flea market, face painting, family activities, and a chance to meet the baby animals that are going to live at the farm throughout the summer. Antique car rally, cookie walk, and other activities. Admission by donation (meal charges apply). http://www.sunnybrookfarmmuseum.ca/events.htm.

May 24: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: March of the Penguins at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

May 25: Volkswagen Show and Shine. Centennial Park, Sylvan Lake. 11:00-3:00. Club Vee-Dub presents its Annual Sylvan Lake Volkswagen Show n Shine in the parking lot of Centennial Park. Lots to see and admire!

May 25: MS Walk and Run. Great Chief Park, Red Deer. 9:00am.  Lace up for someone you love! The MS Society is having their annual Walk/Run May 25th 2014, At the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter in Great Chief Park. Gather a team, family or yourself and help support the MS society! Walk 2 or 7 kms OR run 5 or 7 kms to help out this great cause! Check in is 7:30 AM. 2 and 7km walk starts at 9:15 AM, 5 and 10km run starts at 9:00 AM. Ph. 403-346-0290. Email ellen.geddes@mssociety.ca. www.mswalks.ca.

May 25: Best Body Fitness Sprint and Triathlon. Sylvan Lake. We’re back for the 9th year and better than ever! 750m Pool Swim, 26 km Bike Ride with a 5k Run all adds up to a fun and challenging event.  Lots of door prizes will be given away. Race individually or as a team. Registration ends 12 noon, May 23rd, 2014. For the best rate register before May1st. www.bbfsprint.com

May 26: Bike Clinic. Bower Mall. 7:00-8:00pm. How to take care of and tune up your bike. Phone Jesse at 403-877-1436 for information.

May 28: Red Deer Synchronized Swimming Club Watershow. Recreation Centre, 4501 - 47A Ave, Red Deer. 6:00-7:30pm. RDSSC would like to invite the community to come celebrate the achievements of all our athletes this season as they perform their routines in this annual event. From aquasquirts to our masters you will experience some amazing and fun routines! Great family entertainment.  

May 30: Aaron Pritchett Concert. Delburne Community Hall. 8:00-10:00pm. Doors open at 7PM Cost $40 Tickets available now at the Delburne Hardware. Phone in Credit Card orders 403-749-3911. Aaron has numerous Top Hits, such as “Hold my Beer”, “Lets get Rowdy”, “New Frontier”, and more. Also music videos and previous tours with Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, and Brooks and Dunn. Aaron has gained a significant following across Canada. Presented by the Anthony Henday Historical Society (Museum).

May 31: Teddy Bear Picnic. Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. 1:00-2:00pm. Bring your favorite bear for a fantastically fun picnic! Free, limited enrolment, registration required. Ph. 403-887-2130.

May 31: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Maga-Sized Paintings. Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

May 31: Special Olympics Bike Draw. Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson. 11:00am-2:00pm. Gasoline Alley Harley-is hosting a Special Olympics Bike Draw. Come on down to our store and help support a great cause! Lunch will be available with all the proceeds going to the Special Olympics. The bike draw takes place at 1:00pm and lunch will be served 11:00-2:00pm. Bring the whole family down for an afternoon of fun and help support a great cause. Ph. 403.341.3040.

May 31: APST Limited to Big Valley. Alberta Prairie Railway, Stettler. 2:30-8:30pm. These special excursions are the top of the line for Alberta Prairie. Includes a one-hour long stage show featuring recording artists and ACMA nominees "Domino", upscale buffet featuring shrimp scampi appetizer and prime rib of beef served on glassware, wine with meal, guaranteed robbery, on board entertainment. Seating limited so book early. http://www.absteamtrain.com/index.html.

May 31: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Madagascar 2 at 11am for $2.50 per person. Participating theatres include: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, and Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park.

JUNE

June 1, 8, 15: Asparagus Festival. Edgar Farms, Innisfail. 10:00-5:00. Savour our delicious asparagus. Kid friendly Petting zoo, bale fort & more fun activities. Enjoy a delicious local lunch or snack. Experience our fun, educational hay ride… Destination: Largest asparagus field in Alberta. Learn from the experts: Executive chefs preparing delicious asparagus tastings. Shopping Our fresh local produce, homemade pies & preserves, all natural angus beef & more (Bring Your Cooler!). Loads of unique finds at local artisan booths. Hands-on fun Ag-Education activities. And lots more! http://www.edgarfarms.com/events/asparagus-festival/.

June 1: Red Deer River Cleanup. Kerry Wood Nature Centre. 12:30-4:30pm. Join us in picking up litter and help us keep our river and shoreline clean. No need to pre-register. Barbecue and Prizes following event. Wear visible clothing, appropriate footwear and bring gloves (opt). http://www.reddeer.ca/greendeer

June 6-8: Rocky Pro Rodeo. North Saskatchewan River Park, Rocky Mountain House. http://www.rockyrodeo.com/index.htm.

June 6-7: Central Alberta Children’s Festival. Recreation Park, Red Deer. Fri. 10:00-7:00, Sat. 10:00-4:00. The Central Alberta Children’s Festival aims to promote the benefits and values of the performing arts not just by showing children and families the entertainment but also by getting them involved at the lowest cost possible. Over 40 tents and activity stations fill the park each year to keep everyone active and keep their imaginations running. Stations included bubble wrap popping, Science World, Diversity Corner, face painting, fun physical activities and more. All of these stations allow children and families the opportunity to be creative, build knowledge and most importantly HAVE FUN! http://www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca/.

June 7: McMan's Amazing Race. Starting Line, Westerner Park, 10:00am. Finish Line, Barrett Park, 3:30pm. Find a partner and get $250 in pledges to race through Red Deer and compete at challenges hosted by local businesses! By foot or by man-powered wheels, be the first to land on the final mat and win some great prizes! Or just come to watch contestants cross the finish line and enjoy some family activities and a $5 BBQ! Proceeds to support McMan's Substance Abuse Services for Youth. http://www.mcman.ca/SERVICELOCATIONS/CentralAlberta/CentralAlbertaEvents.aspx.

June 7: Multicultural Festival. Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens. Dickson. 11:00am-5:00pm. Come and discover the diversity of cultures and societies around us. Includes: Display tables of different cultural groups and organizations, performances on stage, face painting, and a scavenger hunt. http://www.danishcanadians.com/.

June 7: Country Dinner to Big Valley. Alberta Prairie Railway, Stettler. 2:30-7:30pm. The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south of the Railway Car Museum is a great addition to community's many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at the railway related artefacts in the station while you are in the area. Trip includes Alberta roast beef buffet. http://www.absteamtrain.com/index.html.

June 7: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Sketching Still Life. Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

June 7: 22nd Annual HYC Awesome Auction. Stettler Community Hall. 5:00pm. Seaside at the Hamptons 22nd Annual HYC Awesome Auction Saturday June 7th Stettler Community Hall Cocktails 5:00pm Steak & Lobster Dinner 6:00pm Live & Silent Auction 7:30pm Dance to follow Tickets: $50.00 each Available at the HYC or from any HYC Board Member.

June 7: Walk for Aspire. Bower Ponds, Red Deer. 11:00am. We will be walking the Bower Ponds loop, in support of Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. The walking route is paved, and fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, and all abilities. The Walk for Aspire began as a fundraiser conceived and organized by a group of dedicated Aspire parents. The 1st year of the walk was a huge success, with over $2500 raised for Aspire programs. The 2nd Annual Walk for Aspire is sure to be even bigger this year! Registration $10 per person, or $40 per family.

June 7: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Dr. Suess’ The Lorax at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

June 7-8: Stettler Silver Stars 4H Rodeo. Stettler District Ag Grounds. Come join the fun! All Day Rodeo! FREE Admission! Come out and support our future rodeo stars! Ph. 403-742-6288.

June 7-8: Spring Showcase Weekend. Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site. 10:00-5:00. 30 minutes southwest of Red Deer, just off Secondary Highway 592. Join the staff for an Icelander’s tea—that is, coffee, with fresh home baking. Costumed historical interpreters will provide captivating tours, activities and fun for all ages.

June 7-8: Spring Time Country Drive. Ellis Bird Farm, Red Deer. 11:00-5:00. Join us for garden tours, bird box checking, an early morning bird walk in the west woods and Tea House Specials. http://www.countrydrive.ca.

June 7-8: Wild Rose Draft Horse Field Days and Antique Festival. Double Tree Village, Innisfail. 9:00am. There will be draft horses working in the field, wagon rides, games to play, many demonstrations to watch of handy work etc., pack horse demo, side saddle riding, heritage chickens, small animals and more.   There will also be a jam session and cowboy poetry so bring your musical instruments, your singing voice and your dancing shoes. Cowboy Church is Sunday morning at 9:00.  Don't miss this fun filled weekend.  Admission is $5.00 a person per day or $20.00 a family per day. http://northernhorse.com/doubletreevillage/?btype=events.

June 10: Alberta Pork Congress. Stockmens Pavillion, Westerner Park, Red Deer. 9:30-4:30. Attend Western Canada's largest pork industry trade show to showcase your products and services, strengthen existing relationships and build new ones with plenty of networking opportunities. Join us for the 40th Annual Tradeshow and social events to learn more about the latest products and services and connect with your suppliers. http://www.albertaporkcongress.com/.

June 13-16: 53rd Annual Innisfail Professional Rodeo. Daines Rodeo Ranch, 4 miles north of Innisfail. The Innisfail Professional Rodeo Committee has been voted the top rodeo committee in Canada in professional rodeo of the larger rodeos, 9 out of the last 14 years. Hope to see you at the rodeo!! All Performance Pass $80.00, Adult passes $20, Student passes $10, 10 and under is free http://www.innisfailauctionmarket.com/rodeo.htm.

June 14: Art Walk. Downtown Stettler. Come out and enjoy the fresh air and local art! Who can participate? Musicians, Street Performers, Pottery, Quilting, Painting, Sculptures, Photography, Sketching, and anything original! Ph. 403-742-4411.

June 14: Stettler Car Club's Show n Shine & Cruise. Stettler Mall Parking Lot. 10:00-4:00. Join the Stettler Car Club's Annual Show & Shine and Cruise! Cruise and Supper after the Show & Shine Cruise to Big Valley Roast Beef Supper Live Band. Ph. Peter - 403-740-9530.

June 14: POW WOW. Big Valley Arena. 4:00-9:00pm. Big Valley Eagle Whistle Society POW WOW Dance. Watch. Listen. Learn Featuring Traditional Drummers $10 per person; $30 per family. Ph. Crystal Day Chief - 403-742-3181.

June 14: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Fishing Tackle for Fathers. Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/

June 14: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

June 15: Father’s Day!

June 15: Innisfail Parade. Downtown Innisfail. 10:00am. Link offers route map. http://www.innisfail.ca/images/ParadeRoute.jpg.

June 15: Father’s Day Lunch. Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens. Dickson. Bring your Dad out to the museum for a well-deserved lunch! There is a selection of authentic Danish open-faced sandwiches and desserts to choose from. After, take a stroll through the grounds and paths of the Museum or ask for a guided tour. Reservations are recommended. http://www.danishcanadians.com/.

June 15: Father’s Day Country Fair. Sunnybrook Farm Museum. 8:00-4:00. Join us for a special Father’s Day country breakfast, Cowboy Church service and farmer’s market. Admission by donation (breakfast is $5.00). http://www.sunnybrookfarmmuseum.ca/events.htm.

June 15:  Father’s Day Ride. Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson. 10:00am. Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson Annual Father's Day Ride is a great way to spend some time with that special man in your life or just a great excuse for a ride! Join us on a tour through Central Alberta's beautiful landscape. Ph. 403.341.3040.

June 15: Sylvan Lake Father’s Day Walk/Run 2014. Sylvan Lake. 10:00am. Looking for a fun, active way to spend Father's Day this year? Come on out to the 5th Annual Sylvan Lake Father's Day Walk/Run, June 15th 2014. Kids, Strollers, Bikes, Roller Blades and Dogs Welcome. Music, finish line food, water stations and we are working on some face painting again this year. So much to look forward to! 2km, 5km, or 10km, take your pick. Everything starts at 10 AM. The run is FREE to kids under 12 years old when one parent registers. Entry fee is just $40 and includes a cool free gift. Proceeds go to the local Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake to make the world a better place! www.fathersdayrunsylvan.com.

June 15: Father’s Day Special to Big Valley. Alberta Prairie Railway, Stettler. 11:00-4:00pm. Treat Dad to a day out with the family. Includes entertainment and free hats for every Dad travelling with family. This trip is Alberta Prairie’s annual benefit in support of rail preservation. Includes Alberta roast beef buffet. http://www.absteamtrain.com/index.html.

June 21: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Art-ifying the Outdoors. Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

June 21: Run or Dye. Canyon Ski Hill. Are You Ready, Red Deer? The World’s Most Colourful 5k is headed your way! Bring all your friends and run a colour-blasted 5k, where you get to showered in a safe, plant-based, cornstarch dye every kilometer. Enjoy the festival afterward, in an ultimate celebration of life, friendship and fun! www.runordye.com.

June 21: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: The Adventures of Tintin at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

June 25: Lunch at the Farm. Sunnybrook Farm Museum. 12:00-3:00. Relax in the 1889 Hanna log house and enjoy lunch including home-made pie with ice-cream and musical entertainment. Includes a guided wagon ride featuring the history of Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Cost: $10.00 per person. Reservations recommended. http://www.sunnybrookfarmmuseum.ca/events.htm.

June 28: MAGnificent Saturdays Presents: Let's Hear it for Canada! Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery. 1:00-4:00pm. Looking for an educational, fun, and creative way to spend time with your family? 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. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/.

June 28: Cineplex Family Favourites presents: Jetsons Movie at 11am for $2.50 per person at Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer.

June 30: Car Clinic. Bower Mall. 7:00-8:00pm. Care and maintenance for your vehicle. Phone Jesse at 403-877-1436 for information.

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