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What's on tap this weekend

Check out your Foothills entertainment guide for Oct. 16-18

The second annual Pumpkin Chuckin' has all the makings of a smashing success.

The competition, organized by the Okotoks Optimist Club, has the would be jack-o'-lanterns being hurled with catapults and trebuchets  to raise money for the service club's ongoing programs.

The Optimists have put helping with youth programs as a priority.

Where: Country Living and Garden Centre at the corner of Highway 7 and Highway 783

When: Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: A donation to the Okotoks Food Bank


Classical music

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra is back.

The orchestra will present two evenings of baroque, classical and modern string music in Okotoks this weekend in its Better Together concert.

Some of the pieces include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.6 and Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D Minor from the baroque era, Mozart’s Serenade #13 in G "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" from the classical era and Holst’s St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra from the modern era.

Physical distancing will be in place at the performance.

Where: Okotoks Alliance Church

When: Oct. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $5


Even more pumpkins

Granary Road hosts its fourth annual Pumpkin Fest.

The festivities include families decorating pumpkins, building pumpkin and ghost-themed terrariums, creating jack-o'-lantern-themed caramel apples while learning pumpkin facts, guessing the weight of pumpkins for an opportunity to win prizes and participating in a pumpkin-themed scavenger hunt amidst the stunning fall colours.

Where: Granary Road, northeast of Millarville

When: Oct. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Entrance into Granary Road is free. Guests wanting to participate in activities in Granary Road’s 37-acre Active Learning Park is  $10.


Octoberfest art

The Foothills Octoberfest Artisan Market will showcase dynamic market artisans and purveyors of delicious in celebration of the fall season and harvest.

Where: Foothills Centennial Centre

When: Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free