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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! 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, 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.

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. Toddlers & Strollers Drop-In at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. There are special games and crafts for your little ones.  Adults are $5/each and children are free!  See you there.

Saturdays, 8:00-12:30. The Market at Red Deer operates every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Our new location will be at the Memorial Centre Parking lot, 4214-58 Street, Red Deer.

The Market at Red Deer operates every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm from May long weekend (May 21) and until the Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 8) 2016. We embrace on average 250 to 350 vendors each Saturday and look forward to seeing you soon. If you are not a vendor, feel free to come on down and join the 15,000 to 25,000 people that love and visit us each week. Lots of great things to see, buy and talk about. Everyone is welcome, however, animals are not! Please remember this is a Public Market and although we love animals we appreciate your thoughtfulness by leaving your animals at home.

Saturdays, 11:00-11:45. Family Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged! Program runs all year.

September

Sept. 1: Olds Municipal Library hosts Learn to Preserve with Leon Staples, PHec from the Jungle Farm. This free session includes a freezer jam demonstration and canning/preserving methods discussion. Tickets are available free of charge from Olds Municipal Library. This session kicks off the season of Tasty Pages cookbook club. All are welcome to join. Register today. Contact: Tammy N - Phone: 403-556-6460 - E-mail: oml@prl.ab.ca

Sept 3-5: Come learn some acanthus carving with Aaron and Arvid. Must pre-register at the Norwegian Laft Hus and a non-refundable $25.00 deposit is required by Wednesday, August 3, 2016 to reserve a spot. Full admission fee is $200. http://norwegianlafthussociety.ca

Sept. 7: Join Jessica and Dave in the Snell Auditorium of Downtown Red Deer Public Library as they share their memories of travelling to, and living in Thailand, "The Land of Smile". Enjoy light refreshments with us. If you're planning to bring a group, please contact us. Call 403-346-4576 ext.1503

Sept. 7: Join us for our first Mini MAG of the Fall 2016 season! Today we will be creating collaged animals from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Sept. 7-11: Reining Alberta Fall Classic at Westerner Park.

Sept. 9-11: Ol' MacDonalds Music Festival at Ol’ MacDonalds Resort featuring many country music legends! www.olmacdonaldsmusic.ca

Sept. 10: Penhold Fall Festival. Come on out and start your day with a pancake breakfast followed by the parade and midway at 11:00. Many activities are planned throughout the day, with a fireworks display at 8:45. http://www.townofpenhold.ca/assets/Multiplex_Events/Fall_Festival_2016.pdf

Sept. 10: “We Care, We Ride” in support of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre 2016 Memorial Ride Fundraiser Saturday, September 10, 2016 8-10 AM Registration & Breakfast: Turple Bros., Red Deer 10am-3pm Scavenger Hunt Ride: Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House 3-6pm Show ‘N Shine, BBQ, Music & Family Activities: Co-op parking lot, Rocky Mountain House $50/rider, $35/passenger REGISTER before August 15 and be entered to win an engine oil change from PowerSports Unlimited (value $175) REGISTER a friend and be entered to win a basic motorcycle course (value $567) To register, donate or download a pledge form, find us on Facebook, visit www.pregnancycare.ca/events/ or call 403-343-1611.

Sept. 10: RED DEER is having our FIRST EVER CITY-WIDE AMAZING RACE EVENT on Saturday, Sept 10! An amazing low price for an afternoon of fun! $15/couple or $30/family Registration is now open at www.homeofhope.ca

Sept. 10: Lace Up with Diabetes Red Deer & District. Join us for a Fun Run/Walk to show your support for people living with Diabetes. The admission fee for this event is $20.00. Donations are welcome. This event is handicapped/wheelchair accessible. http://www.diabetes.ca/in-your-community/local-programs-events/regional-events-programs/alberta-events/active-living-diabetes-expo-trade-show-2016.

Sept. 10: Innisfail’s annual Fall Festival and Art Walk featuring various artisans, from painting, pottery, stained glass, music and much more.  General admission by donation with all monies collected going towards the upkeep of the village for future generations. A delicious fall supper will be served between 5 and 6 pm. Tickets are available for $10 and must be purchased by September 10, 2015. For more information Innisfail Historical Village, Phone: 403-227-2906, Email: idhsjane@gmail.com

Sept. 10: Cycle for Sight. The FFB’s fastest growing fundraiser is gearing up for another action-packed, one-day cycling event in 2016. With rides in Toronto, Ottawa, Alberta and the West Coast, Cycle For Sight is perfect for cycling enthusiasts or leisure riders, riding single or tandem bikes. ffb.ca/get-involved/cycle-for-sight.

September 10: Cycle For Sight. The FFB’s fastest growing fundraiser is gearing up for another action-packed, one-day cycling event in 2016. With rides in Toronto, Ottawa, Alberta and the West Coast, Cycle For Sight is perfect for cycling enthusiasts or leisure riders, riding single or tandem bikes. ffb.ca/get-involved/cycle-for-sight

Sept. 11: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national, fall initiative to help keep our waterways and shoreline clean and safe. Every fall, Red Deerians come out to clean the shoreline along the Red Deer River, removing debris that have accumulated over the summer, starting at 12:30 at Kerry Wood Nature Center. The event will end with a barbecue and a draw for great prizes. There is no need to pre-register, but please wear appropriate footwear and bring gloves.

Sept. 14: Today we will be practicing our fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Join us for a morning of weaving with yarn from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Sept. 16: Day Camp at the MAG. Explore all the different cultures that call Canada home! Crafts, games, and activities from around the world. 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/camps/culture-1/

Sept. 16: Harvest Moon Long Table Experience. Born out of our love for fine wines and delicious food; the Two Spoons team decided it was time to pair those passions with like-minded people to create a signature event for Red Deer held under the beauty of the harvest moon on September 16th. Let the season set the backdrop where new friendships and exceptional moments come to life with the Harvest Moon Long Table Experience. Come and enjoy the authentic flavors of the season on the beauty of the CPR Pedestrian Bridge. Soak in the scenery of our beautiful fall scenes in the river valley during a 6 course meal with wine, art and musical fare, under the cover of tents (if needed) and the stars. Learn more and buy tickets @ www.two-spoons.ca

Sept. 17: XPlore Sport Day 2016 is a FREE day to discover and try sport in Red Deer. Come by the Collicutt Centre from 10-2 for dozens of demonstrations and opportunities to see and try new sports you may have only seen on TV or may have never heard about. All ages are welcome!

Sept. 17: Historic Markerville presents Tim Isberg & friends. Join us for a night of song & stories with Tim Isberg; a soldier, singer, songwriter and entertainer. Beverages & light snacks. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30.00 per person available in the Markerville Store. http://www.historicmarkerville.com/

Sept 18: Alberta Steam Train, Stettler. Teddy Bear Special to Big Valley (Diesel). Children 10 & under accompanied by adult and teddy bear ride free. Children are invited to join in a teddy bear promenade just before departure on the return trip. Everyone receives a prize. Includes entertainmentespecially for the kids and buffet-style Alberta roast beef meal plus hot dogs for the children, but no train robbery. http://www.absteamtrain.com/schedule.html#Sep

Sept. 18: Mommylicious is coming to Westerner Park! Mommylicious is a show primarily featuring local businesses offering products and services geared towards families. There are over 40-70 Vendor tables, as well as various bonus areas such as Bouncy House, Face Painting, Mini Photo Sessions, Stroller check and more! This is a free event from 10am-4pm.

Sept. 21: For this MiniMAG activity, we will be making a series of paper feathers, focusing on fringing the edges and practicing our scissor skills. What will you do with your feathers once they are complete? Create a picture, or maybe a hanging sculpture? The choice is yours from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Sept. 22: Join us on for a free feast for 500 people made entirely from high-quality food that would otherwise be thrown away.Canadians throw about 300 million meals every year, and everyone has a role to play in reducing food waste. Find out how you can set food free at Feed 500 Red Deer. Originating in London, England, Feeding the 5,000 is a global movement that sheds light on the issue of food waste. The idea is simple: feed 5000 people – or 500 in the case of Red Deer – with food that would otherwise end up in the landfill - think imperfect produce, food that’s almost reached its sell-by date and mislabeled food. Find out how Red Deer College Cook Apprenticeship students transform rescued food into a delicious free lunch. http://www.reddeer.ca/foodwaste

Sept. 22-25: Join us in Lacombe for the 5th Annual 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/

Sept. 24: Rosemaling Painting at The Norwegian Laft Hus. Bring your brushes and rosemal paint a beautiful Rogaland plaque, paint is supplied and bring a bag lunch. Sunday class will run from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Cost includes the plaque. The admission fee for this event is $80.00. Pre-registration is required. http://norwegianlafthussociety.ca

Sept 26: Nuit Blanche “Light up the Night” @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Rotary Recreational Park, 4501 47th Ave. Join us after the sun goes down in Rotary Recreation Park as we celebrate Central Alberta's rapidly growing and diverse arts community. This year promises to be more entertaining an interactive than previous years. Our family friendly event features live art, live music, live dancing, an artisan vendors village, kids zone, the opportunity to take part in several live installation pieces, food trucks, a craft beer gardens, as well as many local artist installations scattered throughout the park.

Sept. 28: In this MiniMAG we will be using Tempera paint and Ink, we will be creating our works using the ink resist method, and finishing our paintings by adding some watercolor from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Sept. 29: Goodbye Mealtime Struggles Class from Family Services 0f Central Alberta. For parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years wanting ideas to make mealtimes happy times. This event is free. Pre-registration is required.  http://www.fsca.ca

October

Oct. 1: Beethoven Blast at Red Deer College & Arts Centre. Featuring Lucie Jones (Flute) The apotheosis of the dance was Wagner's description of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Why not then complement the evening with more joyous music from the ever cheerful Ibert and the mischievous Rossini! Get to know your RDSO Principal Flute Lucie Jones as we feature her in this opening concert of our 30th season. ROSSINI: Il Signor Bruschino Overture IBERT: Flute Concerto BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7. http://www.rdso.ca/main-series-concerts.html

Oct. 1: The Light The Night Walk is a 5km family friendly walk that is taking place on Saturday, October 1st at Bower Ponds. Family, friends and colleagues come together to walk in the fight against cancer. We walk at dusk with our illuminated lanterns; red in support, white as a survivor, and gold in memory of a loved one.

Oct. 2:   We invite you to run or walk with us on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Bower Ponds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Red Deer. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve participated for years, we look forward to having you join the movement and make this year’s event inspirational, memorable, and bring us closer to a future without breast cancer. http://cibcrunforthecure.supportcbcf.com/site/TR?fr_id=2524&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

Oct. 5: In this MiniMAG activity, we will be creating art using Piet Mondrian's abstract work from the De Stijl artistic movement of the 1900's as our inspiration. Bright colors, crisp lines! Take a page from the history books and create your own unique abstract piece from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Oct. 6-7: Day Camp at the MAG. Historical Halloween - How did Halloween start in the first place? What did costumes look like long ago? What crazy traditions did people have throughout history to celebrate all Hallows eve? Join us for this camp for the answers to all these questions! 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/camps/historical-halloween-1/

Oct. 7-8: Sylvan Lake Family and Community Centre hosts Trucks N’ Bucks. A two-day, family friendly event, centered around the proud Alberta outdoors. Pick-up trucks, hunting, hiking, mudding, and all things nature are the feature focus of this exciting Thanksgiving weekend! http://visitreddeer.com/event/trucks-n-bucks-2/

Oct. 7-8: Fright Night at the Site. October 7, 7:00 PM - October 8, 10:00 PM at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. Prepare to be scared as infections of fur traders past take over you as you overlook the North Saskatchewan River. The many causes of death during the 76 years of trade at Rocky Mountain House will drive you mad.

Oct. 12: In this MiniMAG activity we will be experimenting with blowing paint! No paintbrushes required, your lungs and a simple straw will do the trick from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Oct. 14-15: Fright Night at the Site. October 14, 7:00 PM - October 15, 10:00 PM at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. Prepare to be scared as infections of fur traders past take over you as you overlook the North Saskatchewan River. The many causes of death during the 76 years of trade at Rocky Mountain House will drive you mad.

Oct. 15: Family Fright Night at the Site. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. A family friendly Fright Night at the Site. A penny carnival of Halloween games, tickets cost $0.25 each. Costume contests, booths and vendors will be there to entertain the kids and families. The Fright Night at the Site trail will be open, with less scares for the kids to enjoy. Encourage families and kids to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Price: This event is FREE to enter, however booths and activities require a ticket ($0.25 each). Bring cash, there is NO ATM on site. Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015 Ages:Suitable for people of all ages. Time: 1pm-4pm.

Oct. 19: In this MiniMAG activity we are practicing our hand-eye coordination + fine motor skills! Using sticks, pipe cleaners and various other embellishments, we will be creating our own little family of caterpillars from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Oct. 21: Innisfail Historical Village hosts Halloween at The Village Halloween Party, 6 - 8 pm. Lots of spooky fun and entertainment. Witches, Crafts, Kid Friendly Zone, and much more! Call the Village for tickets at 403-227-2906. Tickets are available at the gate. $5.00/Adults, $3.00/child, $15.00/family.

Oct. 21-23: The Canadian Home Builders' Association - Central Alberta is excited to bring to Red Deer the Red Deer Home Renovation & Design Show. Everything you need for your home including ideas for your fall renovation, decor, construction, and indoor living projects. http://www.reddeerhomeshow.ca/

Oct. 22: Heartland Victim Services presents Oktoberfest 2016. Come out to the Stettler Community Hall and enjoy a German inspired dinner, beer tasting and music by St.James Gate. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the RCMP detachment and Wells Furniture. Free Limo rides home will be provided via Aspen Ford. Contact: Heartland Victim Services - 403-742-3382

Oct. 22-23: Carswell Collectibles at Westerner Park, where you can locate antique and collectible shows and auctions, read articles about your favourite collectibles, find antique repair, restoration, re-finishing & re-upholstering shops, buy or sell antiques and collectibles in a classified section or purchase price guides, books, magazines and newspapers. http://westernerpark.ca/events/323-carswell-collectibles

Oct. 26: In this MiniMAG activity we are experimenting with scraping paint across our work to create interesting patterns. Layer your paint scrapings to create new colors and unique textures from 9:30-11 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.

Oct. 28: Day Camp at the MAG. Historical Halloween - How did Halloween start in the first place? What did costumes look like long ago? What crazy traditions did people have throughout history to celebrate all Hallows eve? Join us for this camp for the answers to all these questions! 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/camps/historical-halloween-2/

Oct. 28-30: 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 Pavillions 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. http://ourbesttoyou.ca/reddeer/fall/

Oct. 29: Spooktacular Halloween Party from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Multi-Campus Gyms in Sylvan Lake.

Calling all witches, ghouls, and ghosts! Join us at the Multi-Campus Gyms for a Spooktacular Halloween Party for the whole family to enjoy! We will have games, bouncy castles, and of course candy!

Oct. 30: Halloween Old Time Dance from 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM at Botha Community Hall. Dance to the music supplied by "The Country Gentlemen." Dress up to the halloween theme of orange &/or black if you choose to. A huge potluck lunch will be served at 5:00 pm contributed by all of the attendees, will be a taste bud delight!! Admission is $25 per couple. Children under 18 are FREE while being accompanied by a parent or guardian. This a "Family Friendly Event" NO alcohol. Random draw for door prizes. Contact: Doug - 403-741-9861

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