13

April 2024

Purple Martin Workshop

Join Ellis Bird Farm and our resident purple martin expert John for an afternoon of learning all about these spectacular birds! John will speak about purple martins, how to establish a colony, and how to maintain purple martin demos. If you've been dreaming of starting your own purple martin colony, this workshop is the perfect way to start! It will run Saturday, April 13 from 1-3pm and is only $10 per person.

  • Ellis Bird Farm, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

18

April 2024

Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society - Meeting

Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogicl Society will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday April 18 at 7:00 pm at the LDS Church 3002 - 47 Street, Red Deer. Guest speaker Morris Flewelling will be speaking about education in Red Deer from early times to the present.  Public is welcome to attend. Members can also attend via Zoom.

 

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3002 47 Ave
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

18

April 2024

Red Deer Branch of The Alberta Genealogical Society

Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society monthly meeting will be held on Thrusday April 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm at the LDS Church, 3002 - 47 Street, Red Deer.  Guest speaker MORRIS FLEWELLING will be speaking about education in Red Deer from early times to the present.  Public is welcome to attend. Members can also attend by Zoom.

  • LDS Church (Bower), 3002 - 47 Street
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

20

April 2024

Earth Day Art Workshop

Join Ellis Bird Farm and local artist Sally Towers-Sybblis for an Earth Day themed mandala workshop! She will guide participants through the creation of their own mandala art, with the possibility to make two mandalas if time allows. This session runs on Saturday, April 20 from 10am-4pm. There will be time for lunch, so please make sure you bring one with you! The cost of this session is $65 per person, plus a $15 materials fee for a total of $80 per person. Only 15 spots are available so don't wait to register!

  • Ellis Bird Farm, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

21

April 2024

Handbell Concert

Gaetz Handbell Ringers present "An Afternoon at the Movies"
Sunday April 21 at 2 PM  
Gaetz Memorial United Church
4758 Ross Street Red Deer 
Admission - Freewill Offering at the Door 
Come and enjoy a variety of best loved movie themes played on Handbells.
 Special guests- Gaetz Sanctuary Choir 
For more information contact Melanie 403-347-2244 
  • Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 50 St
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

26

April 2024

Horse Expo Canada

Horse Expo is Canada's premier equine showcase, dedicated to celebrating the beauty, athleticism, and versatility of horses. Held annually in Red Deer, Alberta, Horse Expo brings together industry professionals, enthusiasts, and spectators for a captivating display of equestrian talent, education, and entertainment.

  • Westerner Park, 4847 19 St
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

26

April 2024

Day of Mourning Ceremony

The Red Deer Day of Mourning Ceremony remembers persons killed or injured in the workplace.  This ceremony is held annually.  April 28th is the actual Day of Mourning but since it falls on a Sunday this year, we will be holding the ceremony on the Friday before.

This outdoor ceremony includes speaches from digintaries, a keynote from a worker, family member or employer affected by a workplace tragedy plus wreath laying at the Fallen Worker Tribute across the path from the Bower Ponds Stage.

Everyone is welcome.

  • Bower Ponds Stage, 4715 Fountain Drive
  • 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

26

April 2024

β€œMore Mixed Nuts - A Return to Song, Schtick and All That Jazz!”

A comedy cabaret style of show that can only be described as pure fun!

This is a revival of the original Mixed Nuts production staged in 2019, featuring an all new collection of comedy sketches and show tunes, sure to get your toes tapping and your belly laughing.

Prepare to snack on bits that are; mature, topical, zany, a wee bit biting, wonderfully witty and even a little dark.

Compiled and Directed by Lori Lane, with Musical Direction by Morgan McKee and Choreography by Elisa Nixon.

6 performances only, 7:30 curtain Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 pm Matinee on Sundays

This is NOT a children's show! It has some mature themes and is suitable for 18+.

For tickets - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/more-mixed-nuts-a-return-to-song-schtick-all-that-jazz-red-deer-tickets-854046073797?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • Scott Block Theatre, Downtown Red Deer, 4816-50th Ave
  • 7:30 PM - 4:30 PM

27

April 2024

FAMILY HISTORY FAIR

Are you interested in learning more about your family history? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Alberta Genealogical Society Red Deer Branch are hosting a FREE Family History Fair on Saturday April 27, 2024 from 8:30 to 4:00 pm. Doors open at 8:15 am. There are sessions to help you learn how to do family history in a variety of ways for the beginner and those with some experience.

The event is FREE but registration in required. The event will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3002 47 Ave Red Deer.

  1. For more information, session descriptions, schedule, and registration link go to the website at:  https://rdfamilyhistoryfair.blogspot.com
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3002 47 Ave
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

27

April 2024

2024 Family History Fair

Are you interested in learning more about your family history? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints and the Alberta Genealogical Society Red Deer Branch are hosting a Free Family History Fair on 
Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Doors open at 8:15 am. There are sessions to help 
you learn how to do family history in a variety of ways for the beginner and those with some experience.
The event is Free but registration is required. The event will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints at 3002 47 Ave, Red Deer.
For more information, session descriptions, schedule, and registration link go to the website at: 
https://rdfamilyhistoryfair.blogspot.com

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3002 - 47 Ave
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

27

April 2024

Red Deer Pottery Club and Red Deer Art Club Annual Spring Sale

Locally made unique pottery and original paintings ready for spring and Mother's Day!

Mugs, vases, bowls, platters, figurines and more! Oils, acrylics, watercolours and more!

  • Red Deer Recreation Centre, 4501 47A Ave.
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

27

April 2024

Spring Tea and Sale

St. Luke's Anglican Church in Red Deer is hosting a Spring Tea and Sale on Saturday April 27th from 11:00 to 1:30.  The Tea includes a light luncheon of sandwiches and goodies (free will offering) and the Sale includes baking, plants and gently used items.  

  • St. Luke's Anglican Church, 4929 54th Street
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

27

April 2024

Mountain Bluebird Workshop

Ellis Bird Farm's site manager Carolyn and biologist Natalia are excited to bring this workshop, where they'll discuss all things Mountain Bluebird! This workshop will feature information about bluebirds, how to start your own nestbox trail, maintaining a nestbox trail, monitoring nestboxes, and completing nest checks. If you've been wanting to start your own bluebird trail, then this is certainly the workshop for you. It will run Saturday, April 27 from 1-3pm and is only $10 per person.

  • Ellis Bird Farm, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

27

April 2024

Know Your Noise decibel reading event

Do you know what 96 dBA sounds like? Know Your Noise and avoid a ticket!

Join City of Red Deer Peace Officers and the Red Deer RCMP’s Traffic Unit at this free decibel-reading event to test your vehicle’s sound emission levels. Learny if your vehicle is meets or exceeds the Community Standards Bylaw's noise requirements.
All vehicle types welcome and no tickets will be issued for those vehicles that exceed the decibel limits.

For more information about the Community Standards Bylaw, please visit reddeer.ca/noise
  • 5025 47 Street
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

27

April 2024

Annual Spring Dinner and Dance

Join us for our 58th Annual Fruehlingsfest on Saturday, April 27.  Enjoy traditional German food, music, costumes and drinks. A members and guest event. Member $50, guests $55.  Call Donna at 403-343-1744 for tickets and more info. 

  • German Canadian Club of Red Deer, 38167 RR 280
  • 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

27

April 2024

Let's Cellobrate!

Celebrate the 2023 JUNO Award-winning collaboration of cellist Elinor Frey and early music ensemble Rosa Barocca with a concert of the 18th century’s finest cello concertos, performed in one of Red Deer’s most beautiful spaces. This don’t-miss event will sell out quickly - get your tickets now!

Let's Cellobrate! is sponsored by Sunreal Property Management Ltd.

  • Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 50 St
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

4

May 2024

St. Leonard's Spring Bake Sale & Strawberry Tea

Come with a friend & enjoy a beverage with a piece of cake and strawberries.

Then check out the homemade baking tables.

Gluten Free offered. Wheelchair accessible.

Cost: $7

  • St. Leonards Anglican Church, 4243 44 St
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

4

May 2024

May the Fourth Be With You

If you don’t recognize this concert title, you’ll still recognize the music. From Star Wars to Schindler’s List, Jaws to Jurassic Park, composer John Williams is the musical mastermind behind them all, and the RDSO is thrilled to present his greatest hits - live! With an epic orchestra and spectacular scores, there’s no better way to wrap up this standout season. May the Fourth be with you!

May The Fourth Be With You is sponsored by ATB Wealth.

  • Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre, 100 College Bl
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

9

May 2024

Ladies Luncheon

Join us on Thursday, May 9 from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at Red Deer Resort & Casino – Events Centre for our annual Ladies’ Luncheon. Indulge in delicious food and drinks, participate in exciting raffles, and be dazzled by a fabulous fashion show.

As we approach Mother’s Day this event is a great opportunity to share with and celebrate all women in our community while contributing to the success of TLC.

Tickets are $50 and will be on sale Wednesday, April 3, 2024. They can be purchased online or in-person at our office (1, 7803 50 Ave, Red Deer).

All funds raised at the Ladies' Luncheon go towards supporting The Lending Cupboard's mission of providing medical equipment and daily living aids to Central Albertans to enhance their quality of life.

  • Red Deer Resort & Casino, 3310 50 Ave.
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

11

May 2024

Red Deer Women's Show + Mother's Day Sunday Brunch Buffet

Red Deer Women’s Show + Mother's Day Sunday Brunch Buffet

Celebrate the strength, beauty, and diversity — all the ingredients that are women-driven — with over two days exploring over a hundred exhibits offering everything of interest — from oodles of delicious treasures to spoil yourself - and MOM - to tapping into lifestyle-enhancing resources that make your every day a spectacular day!

SPECIAL ADDITION!
We are hosting a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 12th --- To make your reservation, visit https://reddeerwomensshow.com/mothers-day

Dates:
Saturday, May 11th
Sunday, May 12th

Location:
Pidherney Centre
4725 43 St, Red Deer

Show hours:
Saturday ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday ~ 10:00am to 4:00pm

Admission:
Regular admission $5/guest  --- However, grab mom and your besties and bring a copy of the 2 FOR 1 DISPLAYED to the show with you!
  • Pidherney Centre, 4725 43 St
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

20

May 2024

Bee Collage Art Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre and local artist Lauren Cowles for a bee art collage workshop on Ellis Nature Centre's opening day, Monday, May 20! Participants are sure to leave this workshop buzzing with excitement for the wonderful bee themed artwork they made. The class will take place from 10am-1pm and is $55 per person, which covers all required materials. Anyone aged 12+ is welcome to attend for what is sure to be a wonderful, creative filled morning. Only 20 spots are available, so don't miss out!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

25

May 2024

AWES Berry Shrub Planting

On May 25, AWES will be on the Ellis Nature Centre site hosting a day full of planting fruit and food shrubs. We need your help to plant as many shrubs and bushes as possible so we can create & enhance habitat for the wildlife on our site.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

26

May 2024

Citizen Science Butterfly Count Training

Join Dr. Delano Lewis's Butterfly Species Count project at Ellis Nature Centre. Dr. Lewis from Burman University is reaching out to Central Albertans to assist in this Citizen Science project. The training session will help you learn how to identify butterflies and conduct the butterfly counts. Butterfly count volunteers will conduct 1 hour butterfly counts throughout the summer at ENC, adding essential data to this multi-year project. Training sessions are free and refreshments will be served.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

1

June 2024

Hummingbird Planter Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, June 1 as we make hummingbird planters! The flowers and plants on hand will be selected with the purpose of attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to your yard. The knowledgeable folks from Parkland Garden Centre will also be on hand to help with planter design. The $80 fee allows each participant to make one planter to take home with them. Pick between two times - 11am or 1pm. There are only 20 spots available in each time block and this workshop always fills fast, so don't wait to register!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

1

June 2024

Hummingbird Planter Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, June 1 as we make hummingbird planters! The flowers and plants on hand will be selected with the purpose of attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to your yard. The knowledgeable folks from Parkland Garden Centre will also be on hand to help with planter design. The $80 fee allows each participant to make one planter to take home with them. Pick between two times - 11am or 1pm. There are only 20 spots available in each time block and this workshop always fills fast, so don't wait to register!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2

June 2024

Medicine Wheel Quilled Earring Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre on Sunday, June 2 from 1-4pm as we host Sharon L’Hirondelle-Whiskeyjack, an Alberta Plains Cree Elder & Creator. In this workshop, she'll be sharing her knowledge of porcupines and the medicine wheel as participants learn to make their own medicine wheel quilled earrings. The fee for this class is $50 and there are only 20 spots available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

7

June 2024

Pines Community Garage Sale

The Pines Community Association and Pines Alternative School are hosting a community garage sale on June 7th to June 9th.  

Many, many, MANY houses involved! 

Check back for more info!  

Message Peter.R.McGee@gmail.com for more details. 

  • Pines Community Association, 321 Fake Address Dr.
  • 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

7

June 2024

Beers for Birds

Wishing the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary a hoppy 100th birthday with craft beer tasting, live entertainment, silent auction, and more. Adults only.

In 1924 Caroline and John Gaetz deeded a sizable portion of their land to the Federal government to create Alberta's first Dominion Bird Sanctuary—The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary. Today, their foresight provides the citizens of Red Deer with a remarkable natural haven, offering year-round enjoyment and appreciation.

Join us at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Friday, June 7 for an exclusive adults-only beer tasting fundraiser to celebrate Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary's 100th birthday.

There will be a wide selection of craft beer provided by local breweries and distilleries; food provided by the chef and students from École Notre Dame High School's culinary program; live music; a painter live-painting the Sanctuary's landscape on the Nature Centre's back deck; and a silent auction. At the end of the event, the attendees who purchased the first 100 tickets will receive a Troubled Monk Daycation beer can with a custom, limited-edition Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary label to take home.

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this unique event. Purchase your tickets now and raise your glass to the preservation of our precious natural landscape! Cheers to 100 years!

  • Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Av
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

8

June 2024

1st Annual Community Better Red Deer June Walk-Run

Lace up your sneakers and join us for a day of movement and community connection at the 1st Annual Community Better Red Deer June Walk-Run! On June 8th, from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, we'll be kicking off our June Participaction challenge with this FREE community event. πŸƒ‍β™‚οΈπŸŒŸ
 
Event Highlights:
• Free Registration for EVERYONE!
• Choose your distance: Walk or Run 1KM/3KM/ or 5KM
• Enjoy a BBQ with donations supporting Move Your Mood Studio
• Prizes, Games & More!
 
Registration for this year’s Community Better Red Deer Walk-Run will open April 12th! Stay up to date and become an email insider by subscribing here: https://bit.ly/communitybetterjune

 

  • Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, 120 College Cir
  • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

8

June 2024

Lino Cut Bird Print Workshop

Local artist Erin Boake will be joining Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3pm for what's sure to be an amazing art workshop! She'll teach participants how to make their own lino cut outline of a bird, to then create a unique print from their lino cut. The fee for the workshop is $40. The age for the workshop is 8+ so while it is kid focused, adults are welcome too!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9

June 2024

17th Annual Run Hike for Red Deer Hospice

The 17th Annual Run Hike for Red Deer Hospice presented by RSM Canada is an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one, spend time with family and friends, and raise money in support of end-of-life care in central Alberta. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000!

Participants can join us at the outdoor event which will take place at Bower Ponds on Sunday June 9, 2024. Choose to Walk or Run 1km, 3km or 5km along the beautiful paths surrounding Bower Ponds.

Registration opens April 15, 2024!

Visit: https://reddeerhospice.com/event/17th-annual-run-hike-for-hospice

  • Bower Ponds, 4715 Fountain Drive
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9

June 2024

Citizen Science Butterfly Count Training

Join Dr. Delano Lewis's Butterfly Species Count project at Ellis Nature Centre. Dr. Lewis from Burman University is reaching out to Central Albertans to assist in this Citizen Science project. The training session will help you learn how to identify butterflies and conduct the butterfly counts. Butterfly count volunteers will conduct 1 hour butterfly counts throughout the summer at ENC, adding essential data to this multi-year project. Training sessions are free and refreshments will be served.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

28

June 2024

Summer Reading Quest: Epic Adventure Awaits Kick-off Party!

Red Deer Public Library is kicking off the 2024 Summer Reading Club in style with a BIG party for all ages!  Face painting, a bouncy castle, and outdoor games galore will make this a fun event for the whole family! Play, eat cake, pick up your Summer Reading Quest and enjoy a free day of fun!

  • Red Deer Public Library Timberlands , 300 Timothy Dr
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

6

July 2024

The 5k Foam Fest

The World's #1 Fun Run! #GetFilthyClean

The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind Obstacle Course based Fun Run. Join us for over 22 obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome (family friendly) music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer garden. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, the 5K Foam Fest run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike.. Walk it, run it, charge it, fun it; this course should be enjoyed at your own pace and all obstacles are optional!

  • Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr, Red Deer, AB T4N 7E8
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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