Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30am. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Dawe 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.
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.
Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.
Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.
Wednesday, 6:30-7:00pm. Books Before Bedtime Pajama Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). Ages two and up. Families are encouraged! Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30. Art & More OR Tell A Story. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Ages seven and up. Drop in fun at a variety of stations such as painting, clay work, paper crafts, LEGO and much more! Or, Drop in for storytelling games, theatre, puppets and more! We’ll make new stories every week!
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, 6:30-7:30pm. Reading Tails. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Reading Tails is a four-week program for six to 12-year-olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog and its handler.
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30. Teen Thursdays. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Join us for afterschool drop-in fun. This relaxed Teen club ranges from Video Game Days to Crafty Fun and more. If you are in Grade 6 or higher come on out!
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00. Thursday Story Fun at Parkland Mall. Food Court in Parkland Mall. Toddlers to five-year-olds. Join us for free snacks, stories, puppet shows and songs!
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, 9:30-11:30. Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Join us for Toddlers & Strollers Every Thursday starting October 1st through to December 10th and there are special games and crafts for your little ones. Adults are $5/each and children are free! See you there.
Fridays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.
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!
November 2: Barenaked Ladies - Silverball Tour. Monday, November 02 2015, 7:30 PM at the ENMAX Centrium. Tickets may be purchased through www.livenation.com or Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.855.985.5000. Prices (incl. GST) $37.50, $50.00, $78.50.
November 6-8: Red Deer & District Kennel Club Fall Dog Show. UFA Agricentre. To register, please visit http://www.rddkc.com/dog_shows.html
November 6-14: Beauty and the Beast: Be Our Guests and enjoy this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale. Step into the enchanted world of this modern classic, Beauty and the Beast. Live performance by Cornerstone Youth Theatre! For advance tickets: 403.986.2981 www.cornerstoneyouththeatre.org/showfall
November 11: Red Deer Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Red Deer Arena.November 8: Bobs & Lolo w/ Rockin' Robin and the Magical Tree. Bobs & Lolo and their friends Rockin' Robin and the Magical Tree hit the stage for their Sing, Dance and Play Tour! A wonderful event for families! For tickets visit http://www.blackknightinn.ca/
November 11: Rocky Mountain House Community Service of Remembrance presented by Royal Canadian Legion. 10:30-1:00 at Lou Soppit Community Centre.
November 11: The ever changing world of agriculture is showcased annually at the Agri-Trade show. From the latest in GPS technology to practical rural applications for the ever expanding GREEN ENERGY alternative power generation, visitors to the 2015 Agri-Trade show will find their trip very worthwhile. Daily admission to the show is $14.00 person which includes parking and GST. Children 12 and under in the company of an adult get in free. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm.
November 14: Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre: Craft & Market Sales from 10-4, located 3 minutes east of 30th Avenue on Highway 11. These unique markets provide craftspeople/artisans the opportunity to showcase their creative one-of-a-kind creations ready for Christmas. It's a great time to come out and purchase that handmade gift that you have been looking for this season. Admission is a donation to the Food Bank.
November 20-22: Carswell Collectibles - Antique Show & Sale at Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park. For more information, please visit http://www.visitreddeer.com/event/carswells-collectibles/
November 21: Norwegian Laft Hus Annual Craft And Bake Sale. Come buy handmade Norwegian baked goods and folk arts. Or check out our fully stocked Butikk for items to show off your Scandinavian pride, with everything from t-shirts to Norwegian chocolate! From 9-4 at 4402-47 Ave. Heritage Square, Red Deer.
November 21-22: Red Deer Snowfest is taking place at Westerner Park. Come out for Central Alberta’s largest ski and snowboard swap with all proceeds going to the Central Alberta Ski Patrol. Cash and prizes to be won! http://www.reddeersnowfest.com/
November 22-29: Rotary Festival of Trees in Rocky Mountain House at the Lou Soppit Community Centre. Come and check it out, there is something for everyone! Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, Child 5 and Under Free, Family $10.00.
November 24-27: Stettler’s 18th Annual Festival of Lights in support of the Stettler Health Care Center. A Christmas market, children’s wonderland and gingerbread event and seasonal concert. http://www.stettler.net/admin/contentx/default.cfm?PageId=9076&MN=11&YR=2015
November 26-28: Experience the Joy of the Holiday Season with the Light Up the Night Festival in Lacombe. 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. This year there will be several new surprises so be sure to check this website early and often for updates. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 782-1263.
November 26-29: The 22nd Annual Festival of Trees is a can't miss event during the Festive Season. Start your Christmas season off right! Whether you are looking for activities for the entire family or something fun to do with that someone special, the Red Deer Festival of Trees is Red Deer’s premier Christmas community fundraiser event to kick off your Christmas season! Every year the Westerner transforms into a Christmas wonderland for all to enjoy! Join us at Westerner Park and take part in events, entertainment, Christmas tree viewing, and the kids' favorite: Candy Cane Lane. Adults: $6.00, Kids 4 - 11: $2.00, Youth 12-17: $3.00, Seniors 60+: $3.00
November 27-28: The 4th Annual “Spirit of Sylvan” festival kicks off on November 27th 10am-4pm. Come on out to the Sylvan Lake Multiplex for a Christmas market, entertainment, gingerbread house and ugly sweater contests. Money raised supports Urgent Care for Sylvan Lake & Area. http://visitreddeer.com/event/spirit-of-sylvan/
November 27: Christmas in Sylvan Lake is like no other- join us in the evening for our Santa Claus Parade on November 27 at 7:00 pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the lake at approximately 8:15 pm (fireworks will commence after the parade).
November 28: Wake up and bring the kids down for Breakfast with Santa, live entertainment, and craft bags! We offer two seatings: one for the early risers at 8:30, and another at 11:00 (for those who like to sleep in). Tickets for Breakfast with Santa must be purchased in ADVANCE. Contact 403-887-2199 for tickets. Tickets: $5/person. Ages 2 and under are free. Photos with Santa are available for $5/photo.
November 28: Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre: Craft & Market Sales from 10-4, located 3 minutes east of 30th Avenue on Highway 11. These unique markets provide craftspeople/artisans the opportunity to showcase their creative one-of-a-kind creations ready for Christmas. It's a great time to come out and purchase that handmade gift that you have been looking for this season. Admission is a donation to the Food Bank.
November 28: Rocky Mountain House Parade of Lights. At 7:00 watch Main Street come alive with many different floats decorated with 1000's of lights. Fun for everyone. Watch for parade route details. For more information on the floats please contact Mabel Mah at (403) 845-3601.
December 1: International Christmas Tea at the Cronquist House. 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. Seating is limited to 42 persons! Call 403-346-0055 to reserve your spot!
December 4: The Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society will be hosting the Victorian Christmas Dinner once again this year at the 103 year-old Cronquist House. Dinner will consist of a traditional Victorian-style meal. Seating is limited to 42 persons. To purchase tickets & reserve your spot, or for more information, please contact the Society at 403-346-0055.
December 4: Christmas Day Camp at the Museum. Our Day @ the Museum: Day Camps run on select Red Deer Public & Red Deer Catholic school PD Days. Cost is $25 per child/day for museum members & $30 per child/day for non-members. Children will create their own art work. Supervised outdoor time is also included, as well as free time to explore our galleries and Remarkable Red Deer. Please provide your own lunch, and bring appropriate outdoor clothing. http://www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/daycamps/
December 6: Rocky Mountain House is hosting its Fur Trade Christmas! Fur Trade Christmas is an annual event hosted by the Confluence Heritage Society at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. An afternoon of festive family activities including a toboggan hill, snowshoeing and pictures with Fur Trade Santa 11AM-3PM. Come with some money for the trade market and pictures, enjoy some Cabane à Sucre maple taffy and experience the magic of Christmas.
December 6: Simply Homemade is a show for all the local small business companies in Red Deer! Small companies always are more unique and really are one of a kind. Come shop for one of a kind products! You can't go to a local mall for this stuff! We are also donating half the ticket proceeds to the Red Deer & District SPCA! We are currently looking for vendors for this show. Come join us for the opportunity to hold your unique product and share it with people in the community! This unique market will be held from 11-5 at the Radisson.
December 10-15: Ice Sculptures – Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre. Each year people are invited to Parkland Garden Centre to watch our world famous ice sculptures being created as our “Christmas Card to the Community”. People young and old come to see what this year’s theme will be and to see how they are carved. Completion of sculptures is scheduled for December 10 thru to December 15, dependent on weather. The sculptures will remain throughout the Winter season.
December 11: Sounds of the Season at the RDC Mainstage, Arts Centre. From 7:30-9:30 pm come celebrate the wonder of the season with the RDC Chamber Choir and Symphonic Winds at their annual holiday concert.
December 12: Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre: Craft & Market Sales from 10-4, located 3 minutes east of 30th Avenue on Highway 11. These unique markets provide craftspeople/artisans the opportunity to showcase their creative one-of-a-kind creations ready for Christmas. It's a great time to come out and purchase that handmade gift that you have been looking for this season. Admission is a donation to the Food Bank.
December 31: New Year’s Eve Sleepover Dreams and Goals, December 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2016 @ 9:00am at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Join us for an amazing night all about setting goals and following your dreams. Our New Year’s Eve Sleepover is sure to be a night your kids will never forget! December 31, 5pm to January 1, 9am Ages 8-12 Cost: $50/child This evening includes crafts, games, all meals, guest speakers, and of course, a sleepover in the museum! Registration Deadline: December 22, 2015 *There are only 30 spots, so please register early!*