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What's on tap for this weekend


Okotoks' newest service club, the Optimists, present Meat and Mingle, Taken or Single at the Big Sky BBQ Pit Dinner and Dance.

Be sure to bring a hearty appetite to this event, which has proceeds going towards the Okotoks Optimists ongoing and future programs, many dedicated to helping youth in the Foothills.

Where: Big Sky BBQ Pit, north Okotoks

When: Feb. 15

Costs: $40. Ticket information:



The only thing that comes close to making your heart beat louder than being with you Valentine, is a good cup of java.

Lineham House Galleries is allowing both heart wrenching activities with its Coffee For Two which includes a talk on coffee, some of the finest coffee in southern Alberta and a handmade pottered coffee cup made by a local artisan.  The package includes 1 pottery mug, 1 14 oz bag Devils Head Coffee, Free Saturday Morning Coffee, Demos/Coffee Talk and Sweets.

Where: Lineham House Galleries, 33 Elma St. West

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Costs: $55 per person, $105 for two.



Whether you’re looking to de-stress or just need a laugh, join Elizabeth Street Improv in Okotoks for its Friday Night Improv Jam, a beginner night of instruction and improve comedy. Make new friends and learn more about improve and the performing arts.

Where: Studio Me

When: Friday, 7 p.m.



Enjoy a night of soul, ska, reggae and rhythm and blues music from around the world through the talent of musician Jory Kinko. Tickets cost $15. To reserve your ticket call 403-995-1898

Where: Tribal Connection Market

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.



Head to the Okotoks Recreation Centre for a fun-filled day of free drop in activities including aquafitness, swimming, gymnasium time and skating. Find the schedule of events at

Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre

When: Monday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Get a history lesson in the cultural revolution of the Roaring Twenties. Learn what life was like in Okotoks in the 1920s in this unique exhibit.

Where: Okotoks Museum & Archives

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Sample some of the sweetest drinks in town at the Okotoks Hot Chocolate Festival. Participants include 94 Take the Cake, Little Junior, Loop Kids Boutique, Grand Central Bar & Grill, Hubtown Brewing Co., Homeground Coffee, Sweet Threads on Main, CD Bloom Floral Studio, Sweetgrass Deli & Eatery and Okotoks Natural Foods. For a sweet history lesson, stop by the Okotoks Museum & Archives.

Where: Okotoks

When: Business hours all weekend



The first-place Okotoks Oilers meet an AJHL Southern Division rival Saturday at the Pason.

The Dragons are sitting in third-place 21 points behind the Oil, but will be trying to prove they will be force to reckon with as the playoffs are around the corner.

Where: Pason Centennial Arena

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Cost” Adults, $17; Seniors, $13, Students, $13, Child, $5 and under 6 free.



The Foothills Falcons are hosting their annual Sr. Boys Falcons Classic, a round-robin type tourney at the Comp.

Foothills has a pair of games — its first action since giving the no. 1 ranked team in the province, the Western Canada Redhawks, a scare last week.

Where: The Comp

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m. versus the Brooks Buffaloes, Saturday: Immanuel Christian Eagles, 11:15 a.m.