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July 2019

Sunday

July 21, 2019

2 O'Clock Tour @ the Museum: Unfamiliar Selves

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4525 - 47A Street

Join a MAG staff member for a guided tour of Unfamiliar Selves, which is on display at the MAG from July 6 - September 29, 2019. Guided tour starts at 2 pm. Free to attend. About the Exhibit: In their paintings and sculpture, Jude Griebel and Tammy Salzl use the transforming body as a tactic to explore their relationships to the social and natural world. A shared Prairie background and mutual interests in narrative and affect come together in a detailed sense of storytelling through their chosen media.

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National Ice Cream Day At Bower Ponds

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Celebrate the greatest food of all time with us! In honor of National Ice Cream Day, we are offering FREE toppings (while supplies last) for hard and soft serve ice cream starting at 1pm!

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Poetry at Stephan's House

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2230 Twp Rd 371

Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site is hosting its 16th annual Poetry at Stephan’s House, on Sunday, July 21 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Born in Iceland, Stephan G. Stephansson and his family settled in the Markerville area in 1889. Widely regarded as the greatest Icelandic poet since the Middle Ages, Stephan G. Stephansson is best known for Andvokur, or “Wakeful Nights,” a 6-volume set of poetry. Visitors and participants will enjoy the Icelandic tradition of writing poetry at a social event. There will be poetry readings by a number of local and area poets. They will collaborate on an illustrated saga with other attendees, as well as experiment with magnetic poetry, enjoy baked goods and beverages, and visit the historic house restored to its 1927 appearance. This year’s theme is “home.” Regular admission rates apply.  

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Westerner Days Fair and Exposition

12:00 pm - 10:30 pm 4847A - 19 Street

Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration with five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! This event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities – live entertainment, midway rides, free entertainment, nightly Pony Chuckwagon Races, good food and great company! Seniors (65 +): $6.00, Adults (18+): $16.00, Youth (13-17): $13.00, Children (6-12): $6.00, Children (5 & Under): FREE, Sunday Servus Credit Union Family Day Pass (1 vehicle): $35 Available on-site for $42.00 at any North American Midway ticket booth. Includes midway rides for day of purchase, but does not include gate admission or parking. On Sunday, July 21 is Servus Credit Union Family Day where kids twelve and under can ride all day for $15.00. This includes midway rides for day of purchase, but does not include gate admission or parking. Dinosaurs Unearthed is an exhibition featuring all sorts of animatronic dinosaurs – including feathered animatronic models – full-sized skeletons, fossils and interactive activities. It will be held at the new Exhibition Hall at the Western park. Admission $10.00 per person, Kids 3 and under are FREE not included is gate admission and parking Onsite Parking: $8.00 Offsite Parking: $5.00 Tickets can be purchased at Tickets Alberta online at www.ticketsalberta.com Ride All Day Passes (Rad Pass) include your gate admission. Early Bird [May 1 – May 31]: $33.00, Advanced [June 1 – July 16]: $36.00, Regular Pricing [July 17-21]: $42.00 can be purchased online at Tickets Alberta or at the Central Alberta Co-op (June 01-July 16th)

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Monday

July 22, 2019

Series Summer Arts School

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 100 College Blvd.

Five day visual or literary arts classes for adults. Included are classes in drawing, watercolour, painting, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry & metals, paper making, calligraphy, writing, bead making and sculpture & fibre arts. International instructors, studio time outside of classes, instructor presentations and social activities complete the Series experience. Meet and work with others who love art as much as you do. There are even 1 days classes offered for those who want to try out Series on Saturday July 20th.

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Wednesday

July 24, 2019

Northside Community Centre Official Opening

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 6391 - 76 Street

Join the City of Red Deer and the YMCA of Northern Alberta in celebrating the official opening of the Northside Community Centre. Featuring a gymnasium, fitness studio, teaching kitchen, youth drop-in space, and multi-purpose spaces for children’s programs and special event rentals, this is a special facility that will provide opportunities for the community to be active, connect with one another and find a place where everyone belongs. The community centre will offer YMCA summer day camps, group fitness classes with childminding, children and youth sports, arts and education programming. Amenities are available for public use via rentals. Northside Community Centre Official Opening 6391 76 Street Wednesday, July 24 4 – 7 p.m. There will be a brief formal ceremony at 4:30 p.m. followed by a community BBQ with free hamburgers and lemonade while supplies last. It’s free to attend and everyone is welcome! For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/ncc or https://www.facebook.com/events/1112286175646422/.

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Lunch at the Farm

11:30 am - 2:00 pm 2879 Botterill Crescent

The ladies of SunnyBrook Farm Museum are presenting the annual Lunch at The Farm. Guests can relax in the new Calder School community hall and enjoy a served lunch including home-made pie with ice cream. The afternoon features a guided wagon ride showcasing the history of Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Cost is $12. Drop-ins are welcome, but larger groups are encouraged to reserve a seat by calling 403-340-3511

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Thursday

July 25, 2019

Lacombe Days

9:00 am - 9:00 pm Downtown Lacombe

Come experience the rich and diverse culture, amenities, and people that the City of Lacombe has to offer at Lacombe Days! Lacombe Days is a family-friendly festival that has over 40 events and lasts 4 days! You’ll find something that appeals to everyone!From Pancake breakfasts, to parades,family theater, to Blacksmith demonstrations, Bull riding,Games,Fireworks and much much more.Checkout their website for details and have a great time

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Beat The Heat PopUp Spray Parks

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Beat The Heat and come on by to our pop up spray parks in Red Deer this summer from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Members of Red Deer Emergency Services and the RCMP will be blasting the hoses to keep you cool every Thursday this July and August! Locations: July 11 Emergency Services Station 5 311 Jordan Parkway July 18 Highland Green Community Centre 65 Halladay Avenue July 25 Oriole Park Community Association 5 Ogden Avenue August 1 Riverside Meadows Community Centre 6021 57 Avenue August 8 Mattie McCullough Elementary School 26 Lawford Avenue August 15 Grandview Community Association 4510 41 Avenue August 22 Deer Park Community Association Activity Centre 181 Dowler Street

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Bard on Bower Presents MACBETH

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Come on down to Bower Ponds outdoor stage to witness MACBETH a desperate warrior yearning to become King. His destiny foretold by witches encouraged by his aspiring wife, MacBeth exercises ruthless dominion over troubled Scotland and pays the price for his ambitions.This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass)We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! Please note July 28 is (New to Canada Day), August 10th is (Treaty 6 & 7 Day)

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Blackfalds Market

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm 5302 Broadway Avenue

Come and join us every Thursday from 4:00 - 7:30 for the Blackfalds Community Market. Lots of vendors and delicious food.

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Summer Culture Series in Blackfalds

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 4500 Womacks Rd

Join us every Thursday this summer, starting June 27 to enjoy music, animals, science or comedy. For further information or to see what is happening each Thursday please visit blackfalds.com/events

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Calfskit presents Robin Hood

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 4500 Womacks Road

The classic children's story Robin Hood gets flipped around based off audience participation and improv. Free family show!

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Friday

July 26, 2019

Lacombe Days

9:00 am - 6:00 pm Downtown Lacombe

Come experience the rich and diverse culture, amenities, and people that the City of Lacombe has to offer at Lacombe Days! Lacombe Days is a family-friendly festival that has over 40 events and lasts 4 days! You’ll find something that appeals to everyone!From Pancake breakfasts, to parades,family theater, to Blacksmith demonstrations, Bull riding,Games,Fireworks and much much more.Checkout their website for details and have a great time

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Bard on Bower Presents MACBETH

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Come on down to Bower Ponds outdoor stage to witness MACBETH a desperate warrior yearning to become King. His destiny foretold by witches encouraged by his aspiring wife, MacBeth exercises ruthless dominion over troubled Scotland and pays the price for his ambitions.This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass)We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! Please note July 28 is (New to Canada Day), August 10th is (Treaty 6 & 7 Day)

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BYU - Idaho Collegiate Singers

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 4214 58 Street

Please join us at the Red Deer Memorial Center on Friday July 26th for a Concert put on by the BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers. This is a free performance for ages 10 years old and up. The performance begins at 7 pm sharp and seating is on a first come first served basis. Please be in your seats by 6:40pm. Bring your friends and enjoy a fabulous musical experience by this 45 voice Choir.

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Carnival Vendor Market

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5402 - 47 Avenue

This free event, which runs from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. until Oct. 11, raises money for Tutor Angels, which helps students learn. Tutor Angels owner Tricia Pope said she wants “families to come out and have a good time” at the event. “Our motto is, Eat. Play. Shop. We have food trucks, we have floor hockey, a Lego table, a bouncy castle. We want to be a family-friendly market, not just an adult market,” Pope said, adding there is a fee for the bouncy castle, which may not be at the event every week. About 20 vendors are scheduled to participate Friday – people can shop for housewares, jewellery, clothing and more. Pope said she hopes to have 100 vendors by the end of the season. Money raised will support the cost of staff training and provide subsidies for families who need reduced fees for services at Tutor Angels.

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Series Summer Arts School

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 100 College Blvd.

Five day visual or literary arts classes for adults. Included are classes in drawing, watercolour, painting, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry & metals, paper making, calligraphy, writing, bead making and sculpture & fibre arts. International instructors, studio time outside of classes, instructor presentations and social activities complete the Series experience. Meet and work with others who love art as much as you do. There are even 1 days classes offered for those who want to try out Series on Saturday July 20th.

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Saturday

July 27, 2019

Lacombe Days

9:00 am - 6:00 pm Downtown Lacombe

Come experience the rich and diverse culture, amenities, and people that the City of Lacombe has to offer at Lacombe Days! Lacombe Days is a family-friendly festival that has over 40 events and lasts 4 days! You’ll find something that appeals to everyone!From Pancake breakfasts, to parades,family theater, to Blacksmith demonstrations, Bull riding,Games,Fireworks and much much more.Checkout their website for details and have a great time

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Bard on Bower Presents MACBETH

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Come on down to Bower Ponds outdoor stage to witness MACBETH a desperate warrior yearning to become King. His destiny foretold by witches encouraged by his aspiring wife, MacBeth exercises ruthless dominion over troubled Scotland and pays the price for his ambitions.This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass)We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! Please note July 28 is (New to Canada Day), August 10th is (Treaty 6 & 7 Day)

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Taste of Markerville Long Table Dinner

12:00 am - 12:00 am 114 Creamery Way,

Welcome to our Long Table Dinner celebrating fresh local and delicious.Our chef team is hard at work creating a sumptuous multi-course feast showcasing the fresh * tasty * seasonal best from our local farms and processors. This is a ticketed event $125.00 per person and can be purchased online.

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Taste of Markerville 'Appy Hour

12:00 am - 12:00 am 114 Creamery Way,

A country food fair celebrating great local food, farmers and community in Historic Markerville. Sip local craft beverages and savour fresh* tasty * local appetizers prepared and served by community volunteers. Check back for more details as we confirm our presenting partners.

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MAGSaturday: Long Legged Beasts

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4525 - 47A Street

Is it a bird, a dog, a cat or some mysterious creature? Today we will be making imaginary beasties using watercolour and sharpies. Come prepared with your imagination! Drop in family art making! MAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! Work with a local artist to get your project going or on your own with a set of customized instructions. We supply the artist, materials, the studio and the instructions – you supply the imagination! This is a wonderful opportunity for learning, creating and exploring new materials! -Cost: $5 per person/$10 for family (2 adults and all their children under 18 in same household) -Frequent participant? All MAGnificent Saturdays drop-ins are included in a MAG Annual family membership for $30/yr or grandparent membership $25/yr. -Drop-in… no registration required -Ages 3 & under are free -Create art with your kids! -Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 pm -Programs offered all year round -Activities take approx. 20-45 minutes to complete For more program information, call 403-309-8405 or email museum@reddeer.ca.

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Sunday

July 28, 2019

Lacombe Days

9:00 am - 6:00 pm Downtown Lacombe

Come experience the rich and diverse culture, amenities, and people that the City of Lacombe has to offer at Lacombe Days! Lacombe Days is a family-friendly festival that has over 40 events and lasts 4 days! You’ll find something that appeals to everyone!From Pancake breakfasts, to parades,family theater, to Blacksmith demonstrations, Bull riding,Games,Fireworks and much much more.Checkout their website for details and have a great time

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Bard in a Box Comedy of Errors & A Midsummer Night's Dream

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Prime Stock Theatre will be performing Bard in a Box which is short 45 minute re-tellings of the popular summer romps of A Midsummers Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors . This Comedy double bill will be happening on stage at Bower Ponds as it celebrates Family Day This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass)We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas.Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or Stay tuned for details on how you can pre-order a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances!

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Bard on Bower Presents MACBETH

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Come on down to Bower Ponds outdoor stage to witness MACBETH a desperate warrior yearning to become King. His destiny foretold by witches encouraged by his aspiring wife, MacBeth exercises ruthless dominion over troubled Scotland and pays the price for his ambitions.This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass)We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! Please note July 28 is (New to Canada Day), August 10th is (Treaty 6 & 7 Day)

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Bard in a Box A Midsummers Night's Dream and a Comedy of Errors

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Prime Stock Theatre will be performing Bard in a Box which is short 45 minute retellings of the popular summer romps of A Midsummers Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors . This Comedy double bill will be happening on stage at Bower Ponds as it celebrates New to Canada Day. This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass)We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances!  BARD in a BOX TOURS: June 20th – August 11th (with select performances on the stage at Bower Ponds)

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Monday

July 29, 2019

Series Summer Arts School

9:00 pm - 4:00 pm 100 College Blvd.

Five day visual or literary arts classes for adults. Included are classes in drawing, watercolour, painting, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry & metals, paper making, calligraphy, writing, bead making and sculpture & fibre arts. International instructors, studio time outside of classes, instructor presentations and social activities complete the Series experience. Meet and work with others who love art as much as you do. There are even 1 days classes offered for those who want to try out Series on Saturday July 20th.

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Tuesday

July 30, 2019

Bard on Bower presents The Tempest

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Come on down to Bower Ponds outdoor stage to take in The Tempest , shipwrecked on the magical isle of Prospero, love-lorn Ferdinand and sheltered Miranada discover the wonder of love in a Brave new world. Retribution and forgiveness clash in the spirit world of Ariel and Caliban.This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass. We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! Please note July 31st is( LGBTQ2S+ night) , and August 4th is (Family Day)

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Wednesday

July 31, 2019

Bard on Bower presents The Tempest

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Come on down to Bower Ponds outdoor stage to take in The Tempest , shipwrecked on the magical isle of Prospero, love-lorn Ferdinand and sheltered Miranada discover the wonder of love in a Brave new world. Retribution and forgiveness clash in the spirit world of Ariel and Caliban.This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated. Seating is on the sloped ground so you may want to bring a blanket or low festival chair to sit on. We have many tarps on hand that you can lay under your blanket (the geese will have left unwelcome presents for you on the grass. We have a limited number of tents set up for public use, and many umbrellas. Although this is a free event donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Your welcome to bring a picnic or stay tuned for details on how you can preorder a picnic from the Cronquist House to go along with select performances! Please note July 31st is( LGBTQ2S+ night) , and August 4th is (Family Day)

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Bower Ponds Recreation 11th Birthday Party

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4715 Fountain Drive

Bower Ponds Recreation is celebrating our 11th birthday and we want you to join us for..FREE birthday cake (while supplies last, no purchase necessary) a$11 Boat (Paddle, Canoe or Kayak) Rentals! (Any sized boat, for any number of people for 30 minutes, is $11!) This is cheaper than our boat rentals were 11 years ago!.

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