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What's on Tap this weekend

Foothills entertainment guide for fourth and final weekend of October

A Monster mash

There will be chills and thrills at the Legion of Monsters’ Stone Hill Asylum in Turner Valley. The annual haunted house has a range of tours to provide scares for those at The Exorcist level to the more timid — the Scooby-Doo types. There is a Halloween costume dance for children from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26

There is nothing scary about the proceeds. They go towards supporting veterans, and their families.

When: Oct. 25-30, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31, 6 to 11 p.m. 

Where: Turner Valley Royal Canadian Legion

Cost: 13 and over, $7, 12 and under, $5


Edgy jazz

Enjoy the jazzy melodic sounds of Shannon Gaye and the Kristian Alexander Trio with the start of the On the Edge Concert Series.

When: Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Red Deer Lake United Church

Cost: Adults, $25; Teens, $10, Under 12 — free


Living in the Past

The Okotoks Museum celebrates communities from the days of yesteryear, such as Frankburg, Lew and Norma in its exhibit Forgotten Foothills: Traces of the Past.

Pictures and stories from these unique towns are on display.

When: until Oct. 31, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Okotoks Museum and Archives


Thoroughly enchanting

The third annual Enchanting Okotoks celebrates all things mythical, historical and magical in Okotoks.

Festivities will include EpicQuest, a series of adventures in the downtown area, a scavenger hunt at four realms, Enchanted Elma, Mystical Northern Realm, Resplendent Riverside Realm and the Elizabethan Street Realm for a chance to win a gift basket provided by the art market vendors. 

There will also be food trucks. A map of the various activities is provided on page 29 of the Oct. 23 issue of the Western Wheel.

When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Okotoks


The Time-warp again

It’s not all over for Frankenfurter as there will be a showing of the campy cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the RPAC. The audience is invited to participate — and dress up as their favourite characters — at the showing. There will be a prize for best costume. Have fun, and don’t eat Meat Loaf before…

When: Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.

Where: Rotary Performing Arts Centre

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Falcons Classic

High school girls and boys volleyball takes centre stage at Foothills Composite for the annual Falcons Classic volleyball tournament featuring 30 teams from Oct. 25-26.

Local schools competing include Foothills Composite, Holy Trinity Academy and Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School.

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Big Rock Battle

It’s an all-Okotoks final on the gridiron.

The Big Rock Football Conference championship is on line Friday night when the Foothills Falcons take on the top-seed Knights at Holy Trinity Academy.

Opening kick-off is 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.


Hometown Hockey

Junior hockey supporters have plenty of options this weekend.

The Okotoks Jr. A Oilers (12-2-2) are home for two straight in South Division clashes with the Olds Grizzlys and Camrose Kodiaks, on Oct. 25-26. Both games are 7 p.m. starts. Over at the Murray Arena, the Okotoks Jr. B Bisons (10-0-0) look to make it 11 straight wins to start the regular season when they clash with the Red Deer Vipers for an 8 p.m. start on Friday.

In the Midget AAA ranks, the Bow Mark Oilers host the Calgary Buffs on Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Pason Centennial Arena. The Rocky Mountain Raiders of the Alberta Female Hockey League welcome the St. Albert Slash on Oct. 27, a noon start at the Scott Seaman Sports Rink in Heritage Heights.