PASTA AND ART
Join eight artists as they raise money for a great cause in Pasta With A Purpose. This annual spaghetti supper raises money for the Rowan House Emergency Shelter while showcasing the talent of local artist to the community. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased on eventbrite.ca
Where: DeWinton Community Hall
When: Oct. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
BIG ROCK PLAYOFFS
Are you ready for some football?
Okotoks is the place to be for the Big Rock Football Conference semifinals, both taking place on Oct. 18.
The double-header kicks off with the Strathmore Spartans and Foothills Falcons clashing at 5 p.m. at Falcons field. In the other semifinal, the top-ranked Holy Trinity Academy Knights battle the Rundle College Cobras at HTA at 7:30 p.m.
SOUND OF MUSIC
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Shannon Gaye and the Kristian Alexandrov Trio as they kick off the On The Edge Concert Series season with a dynamic evening of music. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $10 for teens and are free for children ages 12 and under. Purchase them by calling 403-256-3181 or visit www.reddeerlakeuc.com
Where: Red Deer Lake United Church
When: Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
SING ME A SONG
Learn some songwriting skills from country-style singers Jake Mathews, Lyndsay Butler and Ryan Fritz who will perform and share their expertise in Singers and Sweets for FASD. Proceeds from the songwriting round table and dessert auction support Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society, a non-profit registered charity that serves south-central Alberta. Tickets are $25. Find more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/2115511322090124/
Where: Elks Hall in Okotoks
When: Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
LOVING FIBRE ARTS
If you have a love of fibres, head to the Millarville Racetrack to see an array of spun, woven, felted, knitted and sewn items. The Sheep Creek Weavers Fibre Art Guild is hosting its annual sale where 60 of its 80 members will showcase and sell hundreds of fibre art creations.
Where: Millarville Racetrack community hall
When: Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Have you always dreamed of writing? The library in Turner Valley is offering three writing workshops in its Out Loud Series.
Singer/songwriter Al Mehl will host a songwriting workshop at 9:30, award-winning cowboy poet Doris Daley will hold a poetry workshop at noon and author Bill Bunn hosts a story workshop at 2:30 p.m. To register for these free events contact the Sheep River Library at 403-933-3278.
Where: Sheep River Library in Turner Valley
When: Oct. 19
A WALK IN THE PAST
Take a free-guided tour of the Salute to our Veterans Wall. Okotoks historian Kathy Coutts will talk about the veterans guard during this free event. Meet at the benches halfway up the hill.
Where: Veterans Way Hill
When: Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.
Revel in the beauty of brass instruments with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra’s concert Brilliant Brass, featuring five trumpet players, five French horn players, four trombone players, one tuba player and three percussionists. Tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 for students and $5 for children under 12 and can be purchased at www.rmso.ca, by calling 403-255-9368 or at the door.
Where: Okotoks United Church
When: Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Exchange your unwanted Halloween costumes for new-to-you costumes at the Town of Okotoks’ Halloween swap.
Where: Environmental Education Centre
When: Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon
FIX IT UP
Do you have small appliances, electronics or toys in need of repair? Bring it over to the Town of Okotoks’ Repair Café.
Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
When: Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.