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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!

MAGnificent Saturdays at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Every Saturday, all year, from 1:00-4:00 PM. MAGnificent Saturdays is our innovative program, led by artists, that connects our exhibits with an art making activity. Participants of any age are welcome! We supply the materials, the studio, and the artist, you supply the imagination. Share time with your family learning, creating and exploring new materials! The best part….your completed masterpieces are yours to take home and enjoy! Included with daily admission or MAG membership. Drop-in… no registration required. www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsaturdays/?m=201407

Every Thursday throughout the summer. 6:00-9:00pm. Parkland Mall presents Cruise Nite! Hundreds of cars, all makes and models welcome. Food vendor, music, family atmosphere. Admission is free but donations are welcome.www.morguardgoteam.com/attachments/5/events1398718102.jpg

Saturdays, 11:00 AM. Special Family Story Time – Favorite Friends. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Each month as part of our Family Drop-in Storytime, we'll feature a beloved picture book character with a party in the Children’s Department! Stories, crafts, games and more!

October

October 9: Success 4 Business Expo at Westerner Park Harvest Center. B2B Seminar and Trade Show event that facilitates learning, connecting and networking for small businesses and start-ups - Tradeshow floor and Wrap Up Party is free with online registration. See website to register and sign up for seminar packages. Keynote speaker is Ruth Kelly from Venture Publishing. (Venture Magazine and Alberta Oil Magazine)

October 9: Brad Paisley Country Nation World Tour with Special Guest, Brett Kissel. 7:30pm at the Enmax Centrium. Tickets available at Ticketmaster. $59.50, $95.50 (includes GST)

October 10: Jungle Farm’s Full Moon Maze - Our corn maze will be open this evening from 7-10 to enjoy by the moonlight. You may want to bring your flashlight and a jacket. http://www.thejunglefarm.com/index.asp?page=special-events

October 10 & 11: Fright Night at the Site in Rocky Mountain House at the National Historic Site from 7:30-10:00pm. 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!

October 10-12: Foothills Cowboy Association Rodeo Finals at the Stockman’s Pavilion at Westerner Park.

October 11: Quick Times Swap Meet. Parkland Pavilion, Prairie Pavilion, Red Deer. For more information visit www.quick-times.com

October 12: 100 Years of Animation. Red Deer Public Library (Downtown). From 2:00-4:00pm we’re celebrating the Library’s 100 years in this free film series spanning 100 years of animation. Watch the stop motion animation in Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride". This film begins with young Victor practicing his wedding vows in the woods and inadvertently promising himself to a reanimated corpse. 403-346-4576

October 13: Thanksgiving Day

October 13-14: Take a Harvest Drive this Autumn. Five local farms and businesses are taking place in the annual Harvest Drive this year in Central Alberta. Visit the website for more information. www.countrydrive.ca/event/harvest-time-drive

October 17 & 18: Fright Night at the Site in Rocky Mountain House at the National Historic Site from 7:30-10:00pm. 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!

October 18: Alberta Prairie Railway in Stettler presents Harvest Pumpkin Fest. In keeping with the season, guests are invited to join us on one of four special experiences. Includes selecting very own pumpkin from our patch, hot chocolate and cookies, family friendly activities, and much more. http://www.absteamtrain.com/schedule.html#Sep

October 19: Family Fright at the Site in Rocky Mountain House at the National Historic Site from 2pm-5pm. Free entry, carnival tickets for kid friendly activities, games and events

October 21: Doobie Brothers Concert at Enmax Centrium. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.

October 24-26: Our Best to You, Red Deer’s favourite Christmas shopping event is back for its' 23rd year! For three days only, the Parkland & Prairie Pavilions at Westerner Park will be transformed into a magical holiday market for fantastic Canadian Handmade gifts brought to YOU by over 200 of Canada's best artists, artisans and designers. You will find new, innovative creations including fashions, jewellery, art, sculpture, home décor items, gourmet goodies, stocking stuffers and many other unique works. http://www.ourbesttoyou.ca/reddeer/

October 26-27: Jungle Farm’s Extreme Power Tool Pumpkin Carving - come carve your jack-o-lantern with our power tools.  Leave the mess for us to clean up for you.http://www.thejunglefarm.com/index.asp?page=special-events

October 31: Halloween

October 31-November 2: Red Deer Fall Dog Show. UFA Agricentre, Westerner Park. Includes three Conformation shows, 3 Obedience & Rally-O Trials, Junior Handling, different events at each show, and a Cerf Clinic.

 

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