May 2019

Sunday

May 19, 2019

Pancake Breakfast Gull Lake

8:00 am - 12:00 am 29 Lakeview Ave

Enjoy a community pancake breakfast at the Gull Lake Community Hall.

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Monday

May 20, 2019

Ellis Bird Farm Opening Day

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 39502 RR 260

11:30 am – Tower opening and Water Garden re-opening 1:00 pm – Charlie, Winnie and the Bluebirds Book Launch 2:00 pm – Fred Schutz Library Opening

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Wednesday

May 22, 2019

MiniMAG: Planetary Paper Projects

9:30 am - 11:00 am 4525 - 47A Street

It seems like a good day for intergalactic exploration. In the studio, that is! If you have a favorite planet, great; otherwise, you can even invent one with this project! Program runs: Every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 11 am. This program runs September to June every year. Cost: -$2/child for those with family or grandparent memberships -$3/child for those without a family or grandparent membership. 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. For more program information, call 403-309-8405 or email museum@reddeer.ca.

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Saturday

May 25, 2019

MAGSaturday: Blind Contour Portrait

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

This is such a fun project – you get to stare at a mirror and draw your own portrait…. WITHOUT LOOKING AT YOUR DRAWING! When you are done with your line work, go back in and add colour with watercolours. 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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Lacombe Victim Services 17th Annual Fundraiser: Spring into Summer

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm 5214 50 Ave

Lacombe Victim Services 17th Annual Fundraiser Spring into Summer with Mentalism, Music and Magic! Featuring David Thiel and The Rockin Erbs. There will also be a 50/50 draw, silent auction, wine survivor and hot concession available. Tickets are $35 or pre-book a table of 8 for $260. Doors open at 6:30 pm and show starts at 7:00 pm.Tickets available at the Lacombe Police Station or by calling 403-782-3279

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Blossom and Bee Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 35344 Rg Rd 230

Blossom and Bee Festival! Live music, monster hay stack for kids to climb, educational talks on native bees, art classes, large slingshot, PETTING ZOO, wagon rides, fun educational scavenger hunt that teaches about country life…Register for art classes on line. Unwind with yoga…sample the wine….shopping. Pancake sausage breakfast show casing our great fruit syrups.

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Blackfalds Community Wide Garage Sale

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Time to start your spring cleaning and sell your treasured at the 19th annual Community Garage Sale! Starting April 1, 2019, register your address by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 22. Call 403.885.4677 or email events@blackfalds.com. Garage sale addresses will be listed here on May 23.

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Sunday

May 26, 2019

Xplore Sport Day

11:00 am - 2:00 pm 4725 - 43 Street

Xplore Sport Day is an annual celebration of sport. This one day event invites Red Deerians to try out a variety of sports and recreation activities that are available in our city. The open house format features information sessions, demonstrations and interactive activities presented by local sport organizations. Check out the displays, participate in demos and learn about new activities for you and your family members. Don’t miss your opportunity to discover, experience and “Xplore” sport in Red Deer! Xplore Sport Day Sunday, May 26, 2019 Servus Arena, Rotary Recreation Park and Red Deer Tennis Club 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The following sport organizations are participating in this year’s event: Alberta Downhill Enduro Club Alberta Health Services Alberta Junior Rugby Association Alberta Water Polo Association Biathlon Alberta Central Alberta Archers Assoc Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club Central Alberta Quidditch Central Alberta Skateboard Association Exelta Gymnastics Club Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Canada ISKF Shotokan Karate Club of Red Deer Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting Red Deer BMX Red Deer Catalina Swim Club Red Deer City Soccer Association Red Deer Fencing Club Red Deer Masters Swimming Red Deer Nordic Red Deer Pickleball Club Red Deer Pond Hockey League Red Deer Ringette Red Deer Skating Club Red Deer Synchro Savy Cycle Mountain Riders YMCA of Northern Alberta – Red Deer For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/XploreSport. #XploreSport #RedDeer

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2 O’Clock Tour @ the Museum: The Witness Blanket

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

Join a MAG staff member on a guided tour of The Witness Blanket. A monument that recognizes the atrocities of the Indian residential school era, honours the children and symbolizes ongoing reconciliation. An exhibition based on the art of Carey Newman, and developed in collaboration with, and circulated by, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg). The Witness Blanket is a powerful art installation created by master carver Carey Newman. It is a monument that recognizes the atrocities of the Indian residential school era, honours the children and symbolizes ongoing reconciliation. This cedar-framed artwork, inspired by a woven blanket, includes hundreds of objects recovered from 77 communities across Canada where residential schools were located. The Witness Blanket is currently undergoing conservation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, after touring Canada for three years. Newman and the CMHR have partnered to create this reproduction of the Blanket, allowing its Stories and messages to continue to be shared with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

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Blossom and Bee Festival

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 35344 Rg Rd 230

Blossom and Bee Festival! Live music, monster hay stack for kids to climb, educational talks on native bees, art classes, large slingshot, PETTING ZOO, wagon rides, fun educational scavenger hunt that teaches about country life…Register for art classes on line. Unwind with yoga…sample the wine….shopping. Pancake sausage breakfast show casing our great fruit syrups.

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Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 1 km south & 10 km west of exit 365 on QE 2 (Hiway 2)

Visit a real working Asparagus Farm for a fun filled family friendly day packed with memorable experiences. Savor the flavor of how incredibly sweet & tender locally grown fresh asparagus tastes at the field & prepared by local chef. Experience first hand our asparagus story on our fully narrated wagon ride to the fields & witness first hand harvesting in action. Greetings by giant Aspara-Gussy. Shop at Edgar Farms Country Store for freshly picked asparagus and other produce, handmade preserves, both sweet & savory pies, ferments, our all natural beef & more (be sure to bring a cooler) Don’t miss our Artisan market Village for shopping galore. The children will have a ball visiting our farm animals, playing in our pea pit, building our aspara-gussy giant puzzle, milk a cow, rock painting, plant some pea shoots, spin the wheel & try their luck at the Asparagus Harvest Game & many other fun activities & lots more!

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Monday

May 27, 2019

Reel Movie Mondays: Wild Rose

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 5402 - 47 Street

About the Film: Rose-Lynn Harlan (TIFF 2017 Rising Star Jessie Buckley, Beast) has dreamt of becoming a country music star for as long as anyone can remember. But Glasgow isn’t exactly Nashville, and, as a convicted criminal and single mother of two young children, Rose-Lynn is more country song than country starlet. Just released from prison, forced to wear an ankle monitor and keep curfew, she can’t return to her job as the house-band singer at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry. Sporting her white cowboy hat and white leather cowboy boots, Rose-Lynn lands a new job as a housekeeper for the lovely, and very posh, Susannah (Sophie Okonedo, television’s Chimerica, Hotel Rwanda). After catching her singing on the job, Susannah’s kids quickly become Rose-Lynn’s biggest fans and Susannah her enthusiastic patron, determined to help her get to Nashville. But Rose-Lynn’s dreams come at a cost. Her mother (Julie Walters, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Brooklyn), who knows all about abandoning dreams, has always done what she can to help her daughter realize hers, but she also wants her to take responsibility and act like the grown-up that her kids need her to be. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase your tickets online at www.reddeermuseum.com, stop by the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery in person, or give us a call at 403.309.8405. Tickets are $8 each for valid MAG Members, and $10 each for Non-Members, up until 4:30 pm on film nights. Tickets can be purchased at the door on film night for $10 each starting at 6 pm (cash only; no member rate at the door), pending availability. Reel Movie Mondays gratefully acknowledges our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit and to view a full list of their sponsors and supporters, please visit www.tiff.net/filmcircuit.

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Wednesday

May 29, 2019

Solar Enegy

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PO Box 5742

Learn all about harnessing the power of the sun to generate electricity for your home or work place. This class is $25 pp or family refreshments provided. Pre-registration is required and registration closes at 12pm on Tues. May 28th.

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MiniMAG: Dancing Gardens

9:30 am - 11:00 am 4525 - 47A Street

Today is all about flowers that dance in the wind, or jiggle in the center of your table. Join us for a really fun project that can easily incorporate bugs and grubs! Program runs: Every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 11 am. This program runs September to June every year. Cost: -$2/child for those with family or grandparent memberships -$3/child for those without a family or grandparent membership. 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. For more program information, call 403-309-8405 or email museum@reddeer.ca.

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Friday

May 31, 2019

Central Alberta 13th Annual Children’s Festival

10:00 am - 7:00 pm 4501- 47A Avenue

The festival’s wide variety of activities includes jumbo-sized games, huge inflatables, face painting, sports, crafts, dance, and music. Live shows involve musicians, magicians, and animal experts with entertainers Safari Jeff, Smilin Rylan, HOJA, Kyle Key, The Joe Show, and many more great acts. Admission at a daily rate is $6.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of four, with weekend family passes available at $30.00; tickets can be purchased at the gate. Admission includes access to all festivities along with a FREE Family Barbeque Night on Friday, May 31st, and Ricky’s Family Restaurants Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 1st. There will also be water (bring a bottle!) and plenty of healthy snacks available.

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