Make this your weekend to dedicate to enjoying fall. Prepare for Halloween and nestle inside with thought-provoking insights by world-renowned authors. Or forget Halloween all together, and jump ahead to Christmas at the Greenland Garden Centre.
Art Worth the Purchase
What: A really great party where you can bid volunteer hours to bid on artwork.
Why: Make a difference in your community by volunteering your talents at the right local organization.
Where: TransAlta Arts Barns
When: Saturday, October 16 at 7pm. Register online or buy your $19.50 tickets at the doors, which open at 7pm.
What: A nonfiction festival with a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences.
Why: The line-up of events reads better than a great novel – non-fiction writer, Ken McGoogan, will share stories of courage and humour at Canadian Scotch, complete with a toast to Scotland including music, food, drink and dance. At Genu-Wine authors tackles serious global issues, accompanied by samples of seriously good wine, and a sampling of the brilliant fare at the Hardware Grill
Where: All over Edmonton and surrounding area.
When: October 12-23 – view full schedule and buy tickets.
It’s beginning to a look a lot like…
What: Greenland Garden Centre unveils a dazzling display of Christmas.
Why: View new festive décor for 2011 and vote for your favourite themed trees.
Where: Greenland Garden Centre (map)
When: Friday, October 14 at 5pm.
What: This Halloween event is full of spooky activities including ghastly games, life-sized scarecrows, a haunted house, a pumpkin house and ofcourse – C-A-N-D-Y.
Why: Where else can you turn yourself into a mad scientist, zoo keeper, scarecrow or mummy. Best of all – costumes are encouraged.
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
When: Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16