What’s Happening in Red Deer this February

Fun Days

Library Lovers Month

All month long
This is the time of year to celebrate libraries and all the things you love about them. Not only is it a place to discover new books to read but it has quiet reading and writing spaces you can work in, computer zones with internet access, community posting boards, poetry readings, kids, teen and adult programs, places to gather, and areas for art or presentations. So why not come to our downtown branch with your child and help build a Lego City on February 2, or maybe your kids would like to participate in a Harry Potter Escape Room at our Timberland branch February 2 or at the Dawe on February 9. If you love poetry then try checking out their Breathing in Poetry class at our downtown branch on February 5, just don’t forget to bring your yoga mat, a pillow, and a tea mug. A little something for everyone that is what our libraries have to offer, so come on down, take a class, go to a presentation, or just curl up in one of their comfy chairs with a good book and enjoy.

Valentine’s Day

February 14
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14 and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world. Here in Red Deer you can celebrate the day by dining at one of our many fine restaurants like the La Casa Pergola for some fine Italian cuisine or if steak is what fires up your love one then One Eleven Grill is sure to please. A romantic night at one of our many beautiful hotels like The Radisson or The Sheraton is also a great gift, combine it with a sleigh ride at Heritage Ranch and you have the perfect Valentine’s Day.

Drink Wine Day

February 18
Ah, a day to celebrate this noble drink that has been around for thousands of years. In fact there are even gods devoted to wine in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. In Red Deer, we have many fine wines and what’s better then popping into one of our many lounges like Tiffany’s or Boulevard Restaurant + Lounge for a glass or two. If you’re looking for a full night out then many of our restaurants like The Keg Restaurant & Bar or The Westlake Grill will have extensive wine list to go along with your fine dining. Whatever the occasion, there is probably a wine to go with it, so celebrate this day and drink wine.

Events

Freeze the House Bonspiel

February 1 & 2
Pidherney Curling Centre, 4725 43 St

Mark your calendars and join us on February 1-2, 2019 for the 8th annual Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel presented by Fas Gas Plus. This jam-packed, two day curling “funspiel” is for curlers of all skill levels and includes a Friday night mixer, Saturday night gala, raffle, silent auction and a chance to meet exciting celebrity curlers!

Improvised Love Actually

February 1, 8, & 15
Scott Block Theatre, 4816 50 Ave

Come on down to The Scott Block Theatre and join join Bull Skit’s cast as they navigate their way through intertwined stories that examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: LOVE! Check out their website for details.

2019 Chinese New Year’s Celebration

February 2
Festival Hall, 4214 58 Street

Come on down to the Festival hall to usher in the 2019 Chinese New year Celebration. For the first time ever leaping, kicking professional lion dancers will be performing as they welcome in The Year of The Brown Earth Pig. There will also be a reception, dinner and door prizes will be given out during the event. Check out their website for details and tickets and make this a celebration to remember.

Harry Potter Book Night

February 8
Sunworks Living, 4924 50 Street

Sunworks is proud to present Harry Potter Book night, an international night of celebration for all things Harry Potter Books! Join us for snacks, puzzles, a scavenger hunt, and games! This event is designed to open the eyes of new Potter fans to everything that makes this world so great! Be sure to check out the newest books available from the Wizarding World.

Sylvan Lake Winterfest and Polar Bear Dip

February 15-18
East of the Pier, Sylvan Lake

Come on down to Sylvan Lake and enjoy a full weekend of family winter fun. There will be fun filled activities, as well as a Polar Bear Dip and of course their famous fireworks. Check out their website for full details, it is sure to be a fun filled weekend.

Family Lantern Parade and Workshop

February 19
The Hub on Ross, 4936 50 St

Join us for an evening of lantern making and a parade! The evening begins with a lesson in how to make your own paper lantern at the Hub on Ross from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. before the main event of a lantern walk down Ross Street to City Hall Park. At City Hall Park, relax and bask in the glow of your lanterns as you enjoy live music, stilt walker performances, and free hot chocolate (keep it green and bring your own mug). This is a free to attend event, with all supplies provided.

Nuit Blanche Winter Carnival

February 20
Red Deer City Hall, 4914 48 Ave

Join us at City Hall Park, Little Gaetz Avenue and Veterans Park as well as our nearby business. This free family friendly event will feature an obstacle course, giant puzzles, frozen bubbles, log sawing contest, storytelling, theatre/improv as well as local musicians and artisans selling their works.

The Princess Ball

February 23
Holiday Inn South, 33 Petrolia Drive

Your lovely Princess or Prince is encouraged to dress in their very best “Royalty Attire” to attend the Ball of the Season! Your child will be greeted at the door by the likes of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, or maybe Tinker Bell. Inside the ballroom she will be enchanted by the decor created by Engaged By Darcie and Uptown Parties & Balloons. It is support of Cystic Fibrosis and is sure to be a great time. For tickets click here.

Art Battle Red Deer

February 26
Scott Block Theatre, 4816 50 Ave

It’s a wild night; great music, paint flies and masterpieces are created before your eyes! Watch as 12 amazing painters have 20 minutes to turn their canvases from blank to beautiful, and help determine the winner of the night through audience vote. All artwork created will also be available via silent auction.

The Pink Floyd Experience

February 28
Memorial Centre, 4214 58 Street

Jeff Parry Promotions and Greatest Albums Live (GAL) are back with their next presentation of legendary rock albums brought to life on stage. You memorized the records, you know the songs, now experience them in this unique concert experience Led by PFX’s front man Tom Quinn, along with six outstanding musicians, PFX’s heartfelt and passionate recreation of Dark Side of the Moon will not disappoint. For tickets please check out The Blacknight Inn Ticket office.