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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!

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Things to do…

Apr 20

    • Hop! Easter Fest at Prairie Gardens
    • All Day
    • Sweet Treat: Whimsy and Wonder
    • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Easter Eggstravaganza at Rutherford House
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Easter Sunday at Muttart Conservatory
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 am

Upcoming

    • Kissed by a Rose
    • April 21 to June 15, 2014
    • Hop! Easter Fest at Prairie Gardens
    • April 21, 2014