Lacombe and area events

January 19

World Snow Day

Get outdoors for some family fun on World Snow Day! Alberta Parks staff will be on-site with free snowshoe rentals, a snowshoe relay race, snowshoe soccer, snow painting, and a snowman building competition. There will be a campfire with roasting sticks available, a porta-potty on-site, a large skating rink, and groomed cross-country trails.

Aspen Beach Ebeling Day Use

Gull Lake, T0C0J0
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, January 19

(403) 748-3939

The event is open to everyone! Grab your winter gear and come join us for a fun day in the snow.

Snowy Saturdays

Snowy Saturdays offer fun winter recreation for the whole family! Alberta Parks staff will be at the upper parking lot of Ebeling Day Use with free snowshoe rentals and a fire going. There is a large skating rink and a small tubing hill as well as groomed cross-country ski trails. Each Saturday they will have additional activities going on:

Guided Activity Calendar
Jan 18 – Scavenger Hunt & DIY Bird Feeders
Jan 25 – Snowcastle Competition
Feb 1 – Tic Tac Snow & Target Practice
Feb 8 – Snowshoe Soccer & Snow Painting
Feb 22 – Relay Race & Snowman Building Competition
Feb 29 – Tic Tac Snow & Flint and Steel Demo
March 7 – Snowshoe Soccer & Relay Race

Staff will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer any questions you might have and get you started with your snowshoes. They encourage you to bring a picnic lunch or something to roast over the campfire. Roasting sticks will be available.

January 22

Winter Concert Series featuring Justine Vandergrift

Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre (LPAC), 5227 Calgary Edmonton Trail, Lacombe.

LPAC is excited to present Justine Vandergrift as their first performance of their Winter 2020 Concert Series.

Justine Vandergrift is a singer-songwriter/performing artist with her own brand of country soul with roots that dig into the hymns and folk songs of her central Alberta youth.

Her three studio releases reveal a rare and irresistible knack for melody, and her newest release ‘Stay’ represents a deepening of that artistry. Justine is like the old hymns she grew up with – even if you can’t quite put your finger on what makes them genuine and authentic, they are undeniably so.

Join LPAC for this amazing intimate performance.

Tickets are $20, available at Mary C. Moore Public Library or at lacombePAC.com

January 22

Business Speaker Series – Innovation & Diversification

The School of Business at Burman University invites you to our first Business Speaker Series of 2020. The Business Speaker Series seeks to empower our business leaders, business students, and the community at large to better prepare themselves for the marketplace by inviting guest speakers on pertinet topics related to the labour market needs and labour supply.
This free seminar is open to all.

Email busreception@burmanu.ca

January 22

The Track on 2 Stillhouse Songwriter Sessions:
Session #2 with Ryan Langlois and James Murdoch

Doors open at 6 p.m., Show is at 7 p.m.

Tickets $5 or $23 including dinner buffet

Set in an intimate listening room atmosphere that will create a unique experience for both artists and all those attending, The Track on 2 Stillhouse Sessions will focus on the craft of songwriting and the stories that go along with it.

What you will experience here is a listening room. And while the performers love the audience to applaud, laugh and often sing along, too much conversation during the show distracts other listeners and is disrespectful to the songwriters who form the backbone of this very special evening.

The Track On 2 Event Centre, Lacombe County

January 23

Lacombe History Series Presents: Deep Roots Farm with Mark Visscher

At a long-time family-run farm just outside of Joffre, the Visschers grow some of central Alberta’s finest organic garlic and host several harvest events at the farm.

Free Admission. North County room of the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 – 50 Ave, Lacombe

January 24

Robbie Burns’ Night Supper

A traditional Robbie Burns’ Night Supper hosted by the Red Deer and District Pipe Band will be held on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at the Elks Lodge 6315 Horn St., Red Deer. Doors open at 6 p.m, Supper at 7 p.m., with the Piping in of the Haggis, Highland speeches, Highland Dancers, Scottish songs and the RD&DPB. Tickets are only $30 and can we purchased by calling Arnie at 403-782-7183.

Elks Lodge, 6315 Horn St., Red Deer

January 24

New Art Exhibition – Botanicals by Phyllis Obs

Local artist Phyllis Obst created this stunning exhibition of botanical drawings on vellum while studying art at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 50th Avenue, Lacombe

January 26

43rd Annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree

Fiddlers of all ages and from across Central Alberta perform their best pieces, and they’re very good. This is the only event still running from the popular Snow Fest event hosted in the 60s and 70s.

Lacombe Upper Elementary School, 5414 – 50 St, Lacombe

January 27

Scanning Our Shared Heritage

The Mirror and District Museum is offering special sessions for people
to bring in some of their heritage photos to scan into digital format. You
will be scanning your photo onto your own portable media (CD, USB
etc) and take that plus your original photo back home with you.
As well, we plan fun volunteer work parties to scan photos already in
the Museum’s archives in order to digitize them and make them readily
available to families and researchers alike.
Information/Demo Night
Monday, January 27, 6:30 pm
At the Mirror Museum
Come out for a great social time while preserving our
Shared Heritage. Please phone for details.
Ferne at (403) 391-6086

4910 – 53 St, Mirror

January 30

It’s a Family Affair! Much More Munsch

Much More Munch, a play written by AnnaMarie Lea, Artistic Producing Director of The Cow Patti Theatre Company, is extraordinarily funny, proficient, and entertaining for the young and old alike. A show that touches the hearts of everyone on and off the stage with its compassionate message.

Multiple Show Dates and Times Visit this link for dates, times and tickets.

Tickets: $13 Adults, $7 Child (12 and younger)

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre, 5227 Calgary Edmonton Trail, Lacombe

February 17

Blackfalds Winterfest

Celebrate Family Day with the Town of Blackfalds at Winterfest. Family-oriented events will be taking place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. around Town. FREE Winterfest activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides; an ice slide and snow maze; games and bouncy castles in the Servus Kidz Zone; and cheering on the brave Penguin Penguin Dippers making a splash for charity in the  Annual Penguin Dip – with trophies for best costume and funds raised.

March 7

The 11th Annual Lacombe Athletic Park Association Gala

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment to help ensure the continued operation of the MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe. Funds raised this year will assist to pay for expansions to the field house, and a world-class track-and-field facility in Lacombe.
Tickets $125 each / Table of 8 $900
Featuring Gery Schubert: Man of 1,000 Voices, 100 Faces, and at least 12 Wigs and Special Guests, Sports Celebrities, Entertainment, Silent and Live Auctions, Games and Raffles.
Wear your Western Wear, Favourite Jersey, or both.
For tickets or more information contact Delaney Hill at (403) 872-9885 or delaney.hill@gmail.com