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Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. 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!
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, 9:30-11am. Mini Mag at The Red Deer Museum. The youngest artists in our community create a new piece of art every week. All projects geared towards kids under 5. The cost to create your own piece of art is $2/child for those with family memberships and $3/child for those without a family membership.

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!

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.

Fridays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.

Saturdays, MAGnificent Saturdays, 1-4pm at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. We supply the materials, the studio, and the artist, you supply the imagination. Final MAGnificent Saturdays art activity of 2016 is on December 17, 2016. www.reddeermuseum.com

NOVEMBER

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 fairytale. 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 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 www.blackknightinn.ca


November 10 & 25 Day at the Museum Day Camps at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.
www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/camps

November 11: Remembrance Day

November 11: Red Deer Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Red Deer Arena.

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 19: Santa's Arrival at Parkland Mall.  Kids activities 9:30-10:30, Parade at 10:30. parklandmall.ca

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: Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Pie Sale. 9:00am-6:00pm and Wednesday, November 25 9:00am-1:00pm at the Bower House. Home-made pies are only $12.00.

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.

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: events@heartoflacombe.ca 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 Sylan 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: 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

December 1: Senior’s VIP Day at Parkland Mall. 10:00am-3:00pm. Parklandmall.ca

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 2: Morning with Santa at Parkland Mall. Parklandmall.ca

December 2-4: Stuff a Bus at Parkland Mall. Parklandmall.ca
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 6: Children’s Christmas Celebration, 9:30-11:00am, at Parkland Mall. Parklandmall.ca

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.

Dec 8 & 9 Day at the Museum Day Camps at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.
www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/camps
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 25: Christmas Day

December 31: New Year’s Eve

December 31: New Years Eve Sleepover Dreams and Goals, December 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am 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 Years 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!*

 

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