Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00pm. Books Before Bedtime Pajama Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Ages two and up. Families are encouraged! Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.
Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages 19 months to three years of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers: 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving! Following the program, children and parents are invited to play and interact with each other using age appropriate toys, puzzles books and craft materials.
Wednesdays until October 7, 4:00-7:00. ATB Downtown Market. The Downtown Market brings fresh, local produce to downtown Red Deer every Wednesday from 4 - 7 p.m. on Little Gaetz Avenue between Ross (50) Street and 48 Street (Alexander Way). Make it, Bake it or Grow it! The Downtown Market is an accredited Alberta Farmer's Market, meaning all items sold at the market are locally produced, with the exception of BC fruit.
Thursdays, 3:30. Lego Club. Blackfalds Library. Ages 5+.
Thursdays, 10:00-10:30. Baby Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 19 months and their caregivers.
Thursdays, Story and Gym Tyme. Gym: 10:00 - 11:00 ($2.00 per child). Stories in the Library: 11:00 am.
Thursdays, Olds Farmers Market. 3:30-6:30. Vendors offer unique items including sewing, knitting, baking, woodworking, fruits, vegetables, and numerous other items under the Cow Palace roof, as well as an amazing outdoor market that has grown to be one of the favourites in the area. The 2015 Farmers Markets in Olds run from May 28th to October 8th. Spring markets are held in the foyer of the Cow Palace, expanding to include the parking area surrounding the Cow Palace during the summer. Location: Olds Cow Palace, Exhibition Grounds, 5116 - 54th Street.
Fridays, 11:30. Duplo Club. Blackfalds Library. Ages 0-4.
Fridays, 10:00-10:30. Baby Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 24 months and their caregivers.
Fridays in September: Sylvan Lake Farmers Market. Railway Promenade NORTH Lot (Corner of 50th (Centennial) Street and 50th Ave, Sylvan Lake. Across from CIBC and the Legion) 4:00PM - 7:30PM sylvanlakefarmersmarket.ca
Saturdays 1-4pm: MAGnificent Saturdays is the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery’s innovative program, led by artists, that connects exhibits with an art making activity. Participants of any age are welcome! They supply the materials, the studio, and the artist, you supply the imagination.
September 1-27: Kids Celebrate! - is a lively, interactive exhibition designed for children and families. It shows children the importance of the celebrations that bring families together. The celebrations featured in the exhibit explore the many different cultures in Canada. When the snow melts away, and the sun begins to shine, everyone is happy! We want to keep you in that
good mood with Easter Egg Hunts, kite making, and every beautiful thing that comes with the spring! http://www.reddeermuseum.com/exhibits-and-events/kids-celebrate-spring/
September 1: ‘Cultural Creation Labs' are art activities held every Tuesday afternoon at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery from July 14th, 2015 to September 22nd, 2015. Geared to children ages 5-12, perfect for families! Part of our Kids Celebrate! activities. FREE to attend thanks to generous funding from Heritage Canada. Using plastic canvas, we will look at different patterns and translate them into our own masterpieces using yarn weaving. www.reddeermuseum.com.
September 3: Petland Canada & Team Toby present a FREE movie night! Facebook event details -> http://on.fb.me/1U0QsDl
September 5: 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast & Show N’ Shine at the Gull Lake Community Hall. Vehicle Entry $10; Breakfast $10. Contact: Barry, 403.304.8026.
September 5: Tantalize your taste buds at Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson’s 4th Annual Chili Cook Off. $5.00 gets you a sample of each chili with all proceeds going to the Red Deer Hospice Society. Bring a big appetite and the family down for an afternoon of sampling Red Deer's finest chili and come help GAH-D decide which recipe is the best! If you would like to enter your chili please contact Fonda at (403) 341-3040 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 8: ‘Cultural Creation Labs' are art activities held every Tuesday afternoon at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery from July 14th, 2015 to September 22nd, 2015. Geared to children ages 5-12, perfect for families! Part of our Kids Celebrate! activities. FREE to attend thanks to generous funding from Heritage Canada. For this activity, we will be making our own collection of tiny polymer clay food!www.reddeermuseum.com
September 11-13: Ol' MacDonalds Music Festival. Board of Trade Events. Ol' MacDonalds Resort. John Carlyle * Danny Hooper * Give Em Hell Boys * Tim Hus * JJ Shiplett * Ben Crane * Copperstone Country * Duane Steele * Magnolia Buckskin * Tracy Millar * Jason Greeley * Denver Daines * and more! Full Service Camping, Beer Gardens, All Ages, All Access, Cowboy Church Sunday Morning, Lots to See and Do! Tickets starting at $50.00 available by phone only at 403-742-6603.
September 12: Join Gasoline Harley Davidson on September 15th for the 3rd Annual H.O.G. Toy Run. Bring in a donation or a new toy during the week of September 8th to 13th for a chance to ride with us to the heart of Alberta’s Bad Lands! Registration and a mouth-watering pancake breakfast start at 9:00am and the ride leaves at 11:00am. Join us that afternoon for a finger-licking B.B.Q that is open to the public and all the proceeds and donations are benefiting the Red Deer Christmas Bureau!
September 12: We Care, We Ride in Support of the CAPCC. 8-9am Registration and Breakfast at Bethany Baptist Church 9-1:30pm Scavenger Hunt - Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House 1:30-3:30pm Show ‘N Shine, BBQ & Music Co-op parking lot, Rocky Mountain House $50/rider, $35/passenger Preregister by August 27 to receive a We Care We Ride bandana To register, donate or to download a pledge form, visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events/ or call Michelle at 403-343-1611. Motorcycle ride fundraiser in support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre.www.pregnancycare.ca/events
September 12: The Penhold Fall Festival kicks off with a pancake breakfast at the Memorial Hall, followed at 11:00 AM by the parade. The midway and market run throughout the day with mascots, face painting, bouncy castles and plenty to see and do. The day ends with a fireworks show just before 9:00 PM. Bring out the family and experience this small town festival with a big flair for fun!
September 13: Kids Celebrate! - Coming to the MAG July 11th to September 27th, it is a lively, interactive exhibition designed for children and families. It shows children the importance of the celebrations that bring families together. The celebrations featured in the exhibit explore the many different cultures in Canada. When the snow melts away, and the sun begins to shine, everyone is happy! We want to keep you in that good mood with Easter Egg Hunts, kite making, and every beautiful thing that comes with the spring!http://www.reddeermuseum.com/exhibits-and-events/kids-celebrate-spring/
September 15: 'Cultural Creation Labs' are art activities held every Tuesday afternoon at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery from July 14th, 2015 to September 22nd, 2015. Geared to children ages 5-12, perfect for families! Part of our Kids Celebrate! activities. FREE to attend thanks to generous funding from Heritage Canada. For this activity, we will create some beautiful 'stained glass' candle holders with tissue paper and tea lights.http://www.reddeermuseum.com/
September 18-20: Oldstoberfest 2015 is the combination of concerts, harvest festivals, a Bavarian themed rodeo, and other community activities. Location: Olds Regional Exhibition Grounds. Contact: Kristy Hartt - Phone: 403-556-3770 - E-mail: Kristy@oldsregionalexhibition.com.
September 19: Jungle Farm Sauerkraut Festival. Join us to learn how to make sauerkraut, how to eat sauerkraut, what sauerkraut soap looks like and all other things sauerkraut. Fresh unprocessed sauerkraut will be available this weekend.
September 19: Olds Harvest Festival BBQ. On the third Saturday in September each year, local groups and organizations are encouraged to participate in the Harvest Festival event which includes a variety of activities and entertainment happening throughout the community. In support of this community event, the Chamber of Commerce hosts a Harvest Festival BBQ. Citizens and visitors to the community are invited to join this great event for free hot dogs, snacks, and refreshments, live entertainment and children's activities. Many merchants offer special promotions and sidewalk sales the day of the Festival. Location: RBC Royal Bank Parking Lot Cornerstone - 11 am - 1 pm
September 20: Bubble Guppies Ready to Rock at Red Deer Memorial Centre. Put on your water-wings and dive into a fun musical underwater adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on! With help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on a musical expedition as they search every corner of their bubbly world for their friend! http://www.koba-entertainment.com/shows/bubble-guppies
September 20: Terry Fox Run. 35th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run takes place at Heritage Ranch, Sunday, September 20, 2015. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and a new run start time at 11 a.m. Barbeque and door prizes to follow. No registration fee and no minimum pledge. On-line pledging available at terryfox.org. Walk, Wheel, Ride or Run for cancer research. Family friendly event - all ages welcome!
September 21: 'Cultural Creation Labs' are art activities held every Tuesday afternoon at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery from July 14th, 2015 to September 22nd, 2015. Geared to children ages 5-12, perfect for families! Part of our Kids Celebrate! activities. FREE to attend thanks to generous funding from Heritage Canada. Get ready for Hallowe'en a tad early as we make mysterious masks using foam!http://www.reddeermuseum.com/
September 25: Friday Family Dance, 7:00 PM at the Red Deer Memorial Centre. Come celebrate Red Deer Culture Days! Enjoy a live band, DJ music, kid’s crafts, door prizes, homemade pie and more! Take a butterfly and a basic two step lesson and dance to a great variety of music that the whole family will enjoy. Presented by Country Pride Dance Club, Red Deer Arts Council, Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society and City of Red Deer Culture Services, with support from Peavey Mart. Get tickets ahead online at www.countrypridedanceclub.ca to be eligible for a special door prize, or at the door.
September 25: Full Moon Maze at the Jungle Farm. Our corn maze will be open this evening from 7-10 to enjoy by moonlight. You may want to bring your flashlight and a jacket.
September 25: Red Deer Culture Days. Every year the last weekend in September is set aside to celebrate Alberta and Red Deer's vibrant Arts and Culture scene and 2015 we have an amazing weekend planned for you. Everything gets started downtown on Friday with a Cultural Cafe from C.A.R.E., a Family Dance at Festival Hall, Red Deer Reads Launch party at Red Deer Public Library and Bull Skit at the Scott Block.http://culture.alberta.ca/culturedays/about.aspx
September 25-27: Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival. Find your way to Lacombe for this annual Festival celebrating our agricultural heritage and showcasing the art and culture of our lively, vibrant and diverse community. http://www.lacombetourism.com/lacombe-regional-tourism-events/culture-harvest-festival/
September 26: Nuit Blanche Red Deer. Entering its third year, Nuit Blanche Red Deer is once again bringing arts and culture to Rotary Recreation Park after the sun goes down. Join us on Saturday September 26th for live music, live art, interactive art installations, live performances, kids zone, chill zone, artisan vendors village, food trucks, beer gardens and so much more. Visit our website for more information or if you would like apply as an artist or volunteer. www.nuitblanchereddeer.com email us at email@example.com
September 26: Come to the Kraay Family Farm and Lacombe Corn Maze to enjoy our annual movie under the stars! The movie showing will be: How To Train Your Dragon. Tickets are $6 and gates open for the movie at 6:30 pm. The movie starts at dusk.(usually around 8pm). We will be collecting food and donations for and a portion of all movie sales will go to the local food bank and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dress for the weather.
September 27: Alberta Culture Days: Meet the Instruments at RDC Mainstage, Arts Centre. 2:00 pm. Join the Symphonic Winds for a children’s concert celebrating Alberta Culture Days. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3 - Family Fall Festival at the Jungle Farm. This is a great day to enjoy all that The Jungle Farm offers plus extras local band, scarecrow building and more.
October 9: Fright Night at the Site. The Confluence Heritage Society, a non-profit organization, is hosting this annual event during the month of October at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. Prepare to be scared as the hunger feared by fur traders past takes over you as you walk through the dark forest along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The hunger must feed and it wants to feed on you! WARNING: THIS EVENT IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13+.Advance tickets are $15 per person. If there are any tickets left, they will be sold at the gate, the night of the event for $20.www.facebook.com/pages/Fright-Night-at-the-Site/152484678271733?fref=ts
October 16-18: Mall Street Market at Parkland Mall. This year we will be hosting vendors with home-based businesses selling handmade goods or licensed products such as Avon, Scentsy, and Tupperware! http://parklandmall.ca/mallstreetmarket
October 18: Kidz Club at Parkland Mall Pumpkin Carving Event! Takes place from 130-3pm Call 403-343-8997 to register!
October 21: Parkland Play & Learn. Hosted by FSCA. 9:30am-11am. Perfect for parents looking to mingle with other families. Great crafts and activities for the kids, information for parents and refreshments and treats on us!
October 24: The Bra Lounge 2nd Annual Steampunk Cabaret. Doors: 7:30, at Fratters Speakeasy. Proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The evening includes Punch Drunk Cabaret, roving sideshow acts, raffle/silent auction, appetizers & drink specials. Tickets $75 at Fratters or The Bra Lounge.
October 24-25: Extreme Power Tool Pumpkin Carving at the Jungle Farm. Come carve your jack-o-lantern with our power tools. Leave the mess for us to clean up for you.
October 24-26: Our Best To You Art & Craft Sale. Our Best to You Art & Craft Sale is Red Deer’s favourite Christmas shopping event, returning to Westerner Park for another weekend offering the very best in Canadian Handmade. Join us for three unforgettable days as the Parkland and Prairie Pavilions welcome over 200 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans and designers, where you’ll be able to meet them in person and see and feel their incredible works for yourself, providing you with a truly unique interactive experience. HOURS - Friday 10am – 9am, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. LOCATION - Westerner Park, Parkland & Prairie Pavilions. ADMISSION - Adults $7, Seniors (65+) $5, Youths (13-17) $5, Children (12 & under) Free
October 25: Mommylicious Trade Fair at the iHotel on 67 Street.
October 29: Night at the Museum. RDC Mainstage, Arts Centre at 7:30 pm. Let the RDC Symphonic Winds take you on a musical tour of the museum, where history comes to life at night. Do the exhibits have a bigger story to be told?http://rdc.ab.ca/about/community/school-creative-arts-showtime/school-creative-arts-showtime
October 30-November 1: Red Deer Home Renovation Show at Westerner Park. Providing Central Albertans with a spectacular venue for new and improved products and services featuring award-winning builders, renovators, products, ideas and décor in Canada’s hottest economic region! New to 2015 fall Red Deer Home Renovation Show will offer attendees a variety of products, services, and ideas that will help with renovation and decor ideas for your fall and winter projects. This show will have something for everyone!
October 31: Spooktacular Extravaganza in Sylvan Lake. Come have a hauntingly good time at the multi-campus gyms from 1:00-4:00. Mix and mingle with other ghosts, goblins and ghouls while you enjoy crafts, games and a haunted bouncy castle, and best of all candy!! For information please call 403-887-2199.
October 31: Fright Night Fun at Parkland Mall. 1-4pm. BALLOON ANIMALS, FACE PAINTING, TREATS & FUN GAMES FOR KIDS 12 & UNDER AT PARTICIPATING STORES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS. www.parklandmall.ca
October 31: Halloween Spooktacular at RDPL! 2-3pm, Timberlands Branch. Dress up and join us for some fangtastic family fun with Halloween stories, songs, and craftivities!
October 31: Murder in the Library - An After Hours Adult Event 7-9pm, (Dawe Branch) 18+, Are you afraid of the dark? Join us Halloween Night for a chilling night of Murder and Mystery. See if you can unearth the culprit before they bury you. Instant photo booth! Only 2 dollars a photo! Costume Prizes and more!