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(Video) Get Your Movember Clean Shave And Help A Great Cause!

Chad Sean Tommy Guns"Elton" Sean Emmett, Maisey, Katie and Chad "Danger Zone" Coughlin post-shave at Tommy Gun's!

It may be Halloween, but the tides quickly turn as November 1st marks the beginning of "Movember", where mustaches are grown and money is raised to support men's health!

Tommy Gun's in Okotoks is running a great promotion, where $10 from every hot shave on November 1st and November 30th will go directly to Movember!

If you're interested in donating or joining a team, you can find our team's page here, and Tommy Gun's page here.

They were even kind enough to let Sean Emmett and Chad Coughlin experience the legendary Tommy Gun's hot shave a day early!

Another Big Concert Announcement for the Foothills


Ian Tyson, musician, rancher, storyteller and Canadian icon is coming to Airdie!!!

Tyson celebrated his 81st birthday last fall but shows no sign of slowing down!

Between his ranch in the foothills of the Rockies with fences to mend and horses to train to concert stages from Montana to Toronto, New York to New Mexico and all points between, the man leads two busy lives.

Join this iconic Canadian for a unique evening of Songs and Stories in

AIRDRIE - Sunday, January 18th – The Bert Church Live Theatre
Tickets at, 1 (888) 655-9090 and the Box Office -

Tickets are on On-sale this Friday, October 31 at 10AM!

"In the last ten years, Tyson has released four albums, issued a two DVD concert video
and filmed a music documentary for Bravo (which earned international film and television
awards). He also penned an autobiography The Long Trail My Life in the West, and
continues to be honored for his achievements. Ian has received numerous Canadian
Country Music Awards, membership in the elite Juno Awards Hall of Fame, three
honorary Doctorates and is a proud member of the Order of Canada. "Four Strong
Wings" was chosen Canada's #1 song of the 20th century.
In 2012, Tyson closed out the year by undergoing a corrective voice procedure that
resulted in Ian’s voice becoming stronger than ever. Ian has been singing about love
sustained, relationships broken and heroes and heroines for six decades and the songs
that continue to be written are every bit as authentic as they ever were. His one of a
kind performance is not to be missed. Ian continues to write new songs and is in the
studio, putting the finishing touches on his next CD. Look for a release in Spring 2015."

Musings from The Morning


Val Lieske joined us on The AM 1140 Morning Show today and chatted about the
new production at Fire Exit Theatre!  Have a look below to see if this show may
interest you. The show is based on a preacher who is leaving his church.  I also
included information on other shows and their costs.
Leaving Ruin

Guest Artist Series
Written and Performed by Jeff Berryman

Leaving Ruin is a warm, poignant tale of a small West Texas church in the nowhere town of Ruin. The story centers around Cyrus Manning, preacher for the First Church of Ruin, which in recent years has fallen on difficult times. Faced with an unhappy congregation, Cyrus grapples for some sense of God’s leading.  Should he stay and fight or leave silently.

Leaving Ruin is a modern day lament and chasing after of God.

November 5 – 9, 2014

7:30pm nightly Wednesday to Saturday

2:00pm matinee Saturday & Sunday

Engineered Air Theatre / Epcor Centre
for the Performing Arts

200 block of 9 Avenue SEParking Info

TICKETS: $20–$25

Call: 403-640-4617 or purchase online:

Buy Tickets Online Visa and Mastercard

Save up to $5/ticket with season tickets!




A Partnership with Corps Bara Dance Theatre
Written and Directed by Val Lieske

Our God is everywhere yet often so absent. In a world of chaos and confusion why do prayers seemingly go unanswered?

A modern-day Psalm

Please note the change of theatre.

February 25 – March 1, 2015

7:30pm nightly Wednesday to Saturday

2:00pm matinee Saturday & Sunday

At the Lantern Community Church.
+Canada/@51.0391238,-114.0324573,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m2%213m1%211s0x53717aa5651368b1:0x229324eb47d19a87">1401 10th Avenue SE, Calgary AB
Please note the change of theatre.

TICKETS: $20–$25

Call: 403-640-4617 or purchase online:

Call: 403-640-4617 or purchase online:

Buy Tickets Online Visa and Mastercard

Save up to $5/ticket with season tickets!


Three on the Seesaw

Three on the Seesaw

Writen by Luigi Lunari
Directed by Barrett Hileman

Three men walk into a room, each with a different destination, yet all three end up exactly where they are supposed to be. At first they each assume the others are in the wrong place, but when mysterious things begin to happen, and they have to spend the night together, they reassess their predicament. Eventually, an idea begins to take shape that they may have left life as we know it, and entered the hereafter. Each character tries to justify his life and in doing so reveals his view on the afterlife.

April 29 – May 3, 2015

7:30pm nightly Wednesday to Saturday

2:00pm matinee Saturday & Sunday

Engineered Air Theatre / Epcor Centre
for the Performing Arts

200 block of 9 Avenue SEParking Info

TICKETS: $20–$25

Call: 403-640-4617 or purchase online:

Buy Tickets Online Visa and Mastercard

Save up to $5/ticket with season tickets!


Musings from the morning

If the last week of October has you down take a look at all of the local

activities for you to have fun.




Okotoks Ghost Walks – Monday October 27th, Tuesday October 28th, Wednesday October 29th, Thursday October 30th


  • Okotoks Museum & Archives | 49 North Railway Street

  • Discover the eerie history of Okotoks and what could be lurking downtown after dark during the annual Okotoks Ghost Walk, presented by the Okotoks Museum and Archives and the Okotoks and District Historical Society

  • Tours begin at 6pm and run every half hour; the last tour begins at 8:30pm

  • Please ensure that you arrive at least 5 minutes early so that all tours run on time

  • Tickets are $5.00 + GST

  • Pre-booking is required as tickets are limited

  • For tickets call 403.938.3204

  • Recommended minimum age is 13


Resume Building & Cover Letters Workshop – October 28th


  • Sheep River Library

  • 1 – 4

  • Do you need help creating a resume and cover letter that will stand out from the rest?

  • This workshop will help you to: determine the right style of resume for you; highlight your skills and accomplishments to target the position you want; make a good first impression to help you get the interview; and get the basics of composing a solid cover letter

  • McBride Career Group Inc. 403-601-2660


Spooktacular Kids Night at the Composite High School – Wednesday October 29th


  • 5 pm to 8 pm

  • Kids of all ages welcome as long as they are accompanied by a parent

  • Come in costume for games, crafts, a costume parade and more

  • Candy will be awarded though out the night

  • Admission is $2 or a food bank donation

  • Hosted by the FCHS / AHSFA Student Union






High River Hospital Maternity Program Celebrates 8 years! – Wednesday October 29th


  • High River Rec Plex Field House

  • 3pm – 4pm

  • Any past, present or future families are welcome to our 1st Annual Gathering

  • Meet and or reconnect with your medical, midwifery and nursing staff

  • Bring the kids in their Halloween costumes

  • Refreshments, Soccer, Basketball, Conversation, Costumes

  • Sharon Dalrymple 403-652-0112


Nanton's Haunted Elevator – Friday October 31st


  • Orange Elevator, Nanton, Alberta

  • 14+ $6 Entry

  • -14 $3  Entry

  • Act I (5pm - 6:15 Entry)

  • Fun walk through the elevator for children

  • Treats provided while quantities last

  • Act  II (7:30 - 10:00 Entry)

  • NOT for children! Designed to scare you out of your wits!

  • A not-for-profit event

  • Rhian Llewellyn 403-603-2796


Haunted High River – Friday October 31st


  • It's baaaaaack!

  • Join us for this scary walking/bus tour of High River on Halloween night

  • Dress for the weather

  • Tickets ($20) available at the museum or call 403-652-7156

  • Limited number available

  • 7 – 8

  • Irene Kerr 403-652-7156


18th Annual Brant Christian School Fundraiser – Saturday November 1st

(please announce several times if possible to help them out for donations)


  • Highwood Memorial Centre 

  • 4:30 – Silent Auction

  • 6:30 – Dinner

  • 6:30 – Live Auction

  • Annual Dinner and Auction Tickets $35 or a table of 10 for the price of 9

  • Deadline for ticket purchase is Thursday October 30th

  • Proceeds this year will be designated to a skating rink which will provide unique opportunities for students to learn and keep active

  • Brandt Christian School is looking for donations from various business partners in the community, please contact Cathy Massey Brant Christian School - 403-684-3752









Creole Choir of Cuba – Saturday November 1st


  • High River United Church, 123 Macleod Trail SW

  • Experience the heart and soul of Cuba with the Creole Choir of Cuba

  • These musicians have been wowing audiences all over the world with their glorious and heartfelt musical celebration of their journey from their ancient Haitian homeland to Cuba

  • High River Gift of Music Society


East Longview Hall Christmas Market – Saturday November 1st


  • Coal Trail AKA Longview Trail - 80263 Coal Trial West

  • Event hours are 10:00 to 4:00

  • There's a great selection of vendors to shop from

  • Concession available supporting the Longview 4H club

  • Terry Grant (Mantracker) will be here this year to sign his book

  • Margie 403-652-6490


Rocky Horror Picture Show - Saturday November 1st


  • 9 pm

  • Tickets $10 +GST in advance, $15 +GST at the door (if available)

  • Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9 pm

  • NO outside props permitted, props packages available for purchase for $5 at time of ticket purchase

  • Get ready, set … let's do the Time Warp!

  • Dress up and win prizes at the costume contest

  • Play along in games

  • We judge the competitions and award prizes but you become the star and howl the night away

  • Please Note: Rated R. DISCRETION IS ADVISED

  • RPAC (Rotary Performing Arts Centre) 3 Elma Street East 403.938.3204


Blackie Community Garage Sale – Saturday November 1st


  • Blackie School in Gym

  • 9am-3pm

  • Want to lose that "Junk in your trunk"? Want to turn that STASH into CASH instead of TRASH… Then you need a table at The Blackie Community Garage Sale from 9-3!

  • Please contact Sandi Riemersma at 403-921-5667 to reserve your table today

  • The Blackie Lions Club is also hosting it's Community Breakfast from 8:30-10:30 - come eat a fantastic breakfast then come Garage Sale-ing!!

  • Set up is 7:30-9, take down is 3-3:30 -$10 per table -no home based businesses (sorry)

  • concession available

"Happenings Around OUR Town"

Happenings Around OUR Town!!!!

Enjoy the Weekend at these fun events.



Dewdney Players: Black Comedy & Act III - Thursday October 23rd, Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th


  • RPAC (Rotary Performing Arts Centre) 3 Elma Street East

  • Doors 6:30pm, show 7:30 pm

  • General Admission Tickets $20+GST / Senior/Student Tickets $15+GST

  • Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer

  • Brindsley Miller, a young sculptor, and his debutante fiancé Carol Melkett have borrowed some expensive, antique furniture from his neighbor Harold's flat without his permission in order to impress an elderly millionaire art collector coming to view Brindsley's work, and Carol's father Colonel Melkett When the power fails, Harold returns early, and Brindsley's ex-mistress Clea shows up unexpectedly, things slide into disaster for him

  • Act III by Kelvin D. Hatch

  • Three recently-retired ladies are having trouble getting their husbands to adjust to retirement

  • A conversation at the gym develops into a pact to help each other

  • But can their friendships survive the altered dynamics that the pact creates?

  • Okotoks Culture 403.938.3204


Foothills Brass Quintet Concert – Friday October 24th


  • Red Deer Lake United Church on Hwy 22X

  • 7:30 – 10:00 pm

  • Enjoy a great evening of high-energy music from the Foothills Brass Quintet

  • Church office for tickets at 403-256-3181


Concert featuring Bergmann Duo – Saturday October 25th


  • Acclaimed as “one of the brightest stars in the elite world of piano duos,” the Bergmann Piano Duo have inspired audiences for more than two decades

  • Their extensive repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the Contemporary

  • 7 pm

  • Bragg Creek Performing Arts Centre

  • 403 949 4114


Empress Theatre Presents Chloe Albert - Saturday October 25th


  • 7:30pm

  • Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod

  • Appearing with her band, Edmonton Music Awards Female Artist of the Year Chloe Albert presents her finely crafted, thoughtful songs with a magical voice

  • A 2014 JUNO Award nominee for her latest album Dream Catcher and a banner year for this emerging Alberta artist, her fresh young style is staking its claim on the Canadian music scene  

  • call the box office at 403-553-4404, or toll free at 1-800-540-9229, Monday to Friday from 11am to 4pm


Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival – Saturday October 25th


  • Kayben Farms

  • Paint your pumpkin, enjoy doing Fall craft and have tons of fun at the Sunshine Adventure Park during the Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festival

  • from 10am-5pm.

  • Judy Kolk 403 938 2857



East Longview Hall's 2nd Annual Halloween Shindig – Saturday October 25th


  • Come join us for another spooktacular family friendly party at East Longview Hall!

  • Everyone is invited to come participate in the kids Halloween fashion show and games, enjoy some treats and play games

  • Your ticket includes games, a DJ, and treats

  • Parents are encouraged to dress up!

  • Prizes to be awarded for the best adult costumes

  • Limited tickets available! $20 for a family, $6 for single

  • this event was a blast last year so don't miss out!

  • Trina 403-333-3953


UPCYCLE a tabletop mat or case – Saturday October 25th


  • Okotoks Museum & Archives

  • UPCYCLE old T-shirts into a tabletop mat or case
    Turn your old T-shirts and old clothes into a new, small case or mat the Rug Hooking way with Holly Kingdon

  • Supply list available

  • A $24.00 supply fee paid to the instructor includes items that allow you to continue on your own afterwards

  • $40

  • 10am to 5pm

  • Online registration at:, course #: 44896

  • 403-938-8969

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Sheppard Family Park Open House – Saturday October 25th


  • 2 – 4 pm

  • Everyone is invited to an Open House at Sheppard Family Park

  • Stop by for coffee and treats

  • See what we've been doing to recover from the flood - and what is planned for the future

  • For more information call 403-652-1128


Strathmore Blood Donor Clinic – Monday October 27th


  • 3 pm to 8 pm

  • Strathmore Civic Centre – 2/3 of main hall located 160 Brent Blvd.

  • Appointments are recommended to help reduce clinic line-ups and waiting times

  • Please call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) and help Canadian Blood Services collect donations