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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. www.reddeermuseum.com

MARCH

March 1: MAG Sparks: Paper and Ink. Join the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery in their peaceful studio space. This community visual art program is tailored to persons with developmental disabilities but is accessible to everyone. Monday & Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. Studio and materials are supplied, and it’s a great place to make friends. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $3.00 per person per class (memberships are available to persons with disabilities for $50 per year), and it’s fun! Please visit www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsparks for more information.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Pajama Fun! At Red Deer Public Library (Timberlands Branch) Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Ages two and up. Come in your pajamas and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes before bed. www.rdpl.org

March 1: Servus Free Family Night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Join them for a FREE night of interactive fun! Bring your family down to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to enjoy their many exhibits, interactives and Hall of Fame Gallery. This month they will be exploring the Indigenous Games, such as the One-foot kick, the bench reach, and the finger pull. They are excited that Edmonton will be hosting the World Indigenous Games in July of 2017! Sponsored by Servus Credit Union. For more information, visit ashfm.ca.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Mini MAG, 930-11am. It gives the youngest artists in our community a chance to come and create a new piece of art every week. All of our projects are geared towards kids under 5 and are easily adapted to the different skills and abilities of all kids. $2/child for those with family or grandparent memberships, $3/child for those without a family or grandparent membership. www.reddeermuseum.com

March 3: The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability). Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

March 3 - 5: Red Deer Sportsman & Outdoor Adventure Show. Bring the outdoors in at Westerner Park! Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

March 4, 11, 18, 25 : MAG Saturday: Participants of any age are welcome! Materials, the studio, and the artist are supplied; you supply the imagination. Ages 3 & under are free. Cost: $5 per person; $10 for family with two adults and all their children under 18 in the same household. Frequent participant? All MAGnificent Saturdays drop-ins are included in a MAG Annual Membership for $30/year, or Grandparent Membership for $25/year. Visit www.reddeermuseumcom for more information.

March 4: Red Deer PoP Culture & Cosplay Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Westerner Park. A family-friendly event for PoP Culture Enthusiasts. Featuring a kids costume contest, cosplay contests, fun and informative panels, huge variety of vendors. Get your cosplay and come out for a ton ‘o fun! For more information visit rdpopculture.ca.

March 4, 11, 18, 25 : Family Fun at Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch) 11am. Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged! Program runs all year. www.rdpl.org

March 6 & 8: MAG Sparks: Mini Sculpture.  Join the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery in their peaceful studio space. This community visual art program is tailored to persons with developmental disabilities but is accessible to everyone. Monday & Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. Studio and materials are supplied, and it’s a great place to make friends. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $3.00 per person per class (memberships are available to persons with disabilities for $50 per year), and it’s fun! Please visit www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsparks for more information.

March 7, 14, 21, 28: The Sweet Mama Playdates, Every Tuesday, 11am - 12 am at Kids & Company, 8 Conway Street. www.thesweetmama.com

March 10 - 12: Red Deer Home Show at Westerner Park. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

March 13 & 15: MAG Sparks: Spring Flowers. Join the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery in their peaceful studio space. This community visual art program is tailored to persons with developmental disabilities but is accessible to everyone. Monday & Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. Studio and materials are supplied, and it’s a great place to make friends. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $3.00 per person per class (memberships are available to persons with disabilities for $50 per year), and it’s fun! Please visit www.reddeermuseum.com/programs/magsparks for more information.

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17 - 19: 11th Annual Collector Car Auction and Speed Show at Westerner Park. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

March 23 & 24: Day @ the Museum: Day Camps. These programs 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.  www.reddeermuseum.com

March 25 - 26: Central Alberta Family Expo at Westerner Park. Fun family event! Petting zoo, bouncers, face painting, meet & greet characters, entertainment stage, booth activities, shopping and more! Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca, at the door, or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

March 25: Solve the Puzzle Room-NEW! At Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch). Enter with your team of four to six players and use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, locks, and tricks to complete your task within the set time of one hour.  
Space is limited. Contact Adult Services at 403-342-9100 ext. 1500 to book your team’s one hour chance to solve the puzzle room.

March 31 - April 1: Red Deer & District Spring Dog Show. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca, at the door, or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

APRIL

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 : MAG Saturday: Participants of any age are welcome! Materials, the studio, and the artist are supplied; you supply the imagination. Ages 3 & under are free. Cost: $5 per person; $10 for family with two adults and all their children under 18 in the same household. Frequent participant? All MAGnificent Saturdays drop-ins are included in a MAG Annual Membership for $30/year, or Grandparent Membership for $25/year. Visit www.reddeermuseumcom for more information.

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 : Family Fun at Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch) 11am. Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged! Program runs all year. www.rdpl.org

April 4, 11, 18, 25: The Sweet Mama Playdates, every Tuesday, 11am - 12 am at Kids & Company, 8 Conway Street. www.thesweetmama.com

April 5, 12, 19, 26 : Mini MAG, 930-11am. It gives the youngest artists in our community a chance to come and create a new piece of art every week. All of our projects are geared towards kids under 5 and are easily adapted to the different skills and abilities of all kids. $2/child for those with family or grandparent memberships, $3/child for those without a family or grandparent membership. www.reddeermuseum.com

April 5, 12, 19, 26: Pajama Fun! At Red Deer Public Library (Timberlands Branch) Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Ages two and up. Come in your pajamas and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes before bed.  www.rdpl.org

April 6-8: Alberta Home Educators Conference at Westerner Park. www.convention.aheaonline.com

April 16: Easter Sunday

April 17: Easter is HOPpin’ at the MAG! 1-4pm. Join us for basket making craft, scavenger hunt, and a screening of an Easter themed movie. $5/Person or $10/family; Included with family/grandparent membership. www.reddeermuseum.com

April 19: RDPL Family Movie Night: Anne of Green Gables (Downtown Branch). Children’s Program Area, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. All ages welcome! Join Canada's favorite red head for a family movie night to celebrate National Canadian Film Day! Popcorn and "raspberry cordial" will be served, and guests are encouraged to bring their
own "picnic lunch" and dress up. www.rdpl.org

April 20-22: Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Spring Book Sale (Downtown Branch). Members Preview Sale Thursday, April 20, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friends members only.  Memberships available at the door. Two Day Public Sale, Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 , 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Payment by cash or cheque.
Book donations accepted during Library hours.

April 22: Little Warriors Prevent It! Workshop - Free, 9am-12pm, CATZ 110, 4828, 53 Street. Little Warriors invites you to Take Action and register to attend a free Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse Workshop offered in your community to educate adults to help prevent child sexual abuse. Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse. Developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, the Prevent It! Workshop empowers adults to take action by equipping participants with knowledge and skills required to help prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. You can read all about the informative and empowering workshop here: http://littlewarriors.ca/prevention/workshop/

April 26: Young Readers Choice Awards Red Carpet Party at Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch), 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the mezz, Ages 12-18. The 2016 Young Readers Choice Awards will be revealed at our winning-book-themed party.  Get your game on, eat some cake and enter to win a YRCA book door prize! www.rdpl.org

April 26: Teddy Bear Sleepover at Red Deer Public Library, (Timberlands Branch), 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Ages three and up (under eight with an adult). Come to a special Pajama Fun storytime with your stuffie and let them stay for a sleepover at the library! Pick them up on Thursday, April 27 anytime after 2 p.m. and get a peek at what they were up to at the library! Only 20 spaces available; register by calling 403-342-9100 Ext. 5500 or emailing kdrok@rdpl.org. Pictures of the sleepover will be posted on Facebook and Twitter after the event!

April 29: Solve the Puzzle Room-NEW! At Red Deer Public Library (Downtown Branch). Enter with your team of four to six players and use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, locks, and tricks to complete your task within the set time of one hour.  
Space is limited. Contact Adult Services at 403-342-9100 ext. 1500 to book your team’s one hour chance to solve the puzzle room.

 

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