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OK, so spring seems to be nowhere in sight for us folks in Central Alberta. Back in February Punxsutawney Phil told us to expect 6 more weeks of winter and he wasn't kidding around. In fact he seems to have undershot that prediction for the Red Deer area. The first week of spring is being peppered with a snowfall warning leaving spring breakers and all residents alike with seemingly little to wander outdoors for when it comes to leisure.


However us Red Deer residents are a resilient bunch. It's the new arrivals, those of you recently relocated to the area after buying a new home in Red Deer, that may need a little encouragement. For those households falling within this category we thought we provide you with a few event recommendations for Red Deer in the early (yet late!) spring season.
 

Murder Mystery Dinner @ Cronquist House - March 21 (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM)

Nothing like a spine tingling murder mystery to warm your bones on a cold night. The historic Cronquist House hosts its Murder Mystery Dinner this coming Friday where attendees (maximum 24 people) come to enjoy a four course feast concluded by a first degree crime that turn each guest into an impromptu Sherlock Holmes. Stop by the Cronquist House between 10 AM and 4 PM to see if there are tickets available for this weekend or to at least plan ahead for future events of this nature.
 

Jazz Nights @ Red Deer College & Arts Centre - March 28 (7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM)

What better way to soothe your chilly soul than a night of smooth sounding jazz. The Red Deer College & Arts Centre’s Big Band is putting on an assortment of performances along with the student and faculty jazz groups for a swinging good time next Friday night. Tickets for the event are available at Red Deer’s Black Knight Inn or can be purchased by calling 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793.
 

Dim Swim @ GH Dawe Community Centre - March 29 (8 PM to 9:30 PM)

You just read that wrong. No, we’re not suggesting dim sum (granted that sounds tasty at the moment), instead this clever play on words is being used to introduce Red Deer’s homage to Earth Day 2014 as the GH Dawe Community Centre hosts an evening swim under the dim lights of the roof.
 

Mother & Son Fun / Daddy & Daughter Dance - April 2 / 9

We absolutely love the concept behind these two successive family events in Red Deer. It sings the praises of our city being steeped in family values. For starters, Mother & Son Fun on April 2 creates an evening for moms and their sons (aged four to ten) to enjoy some quality time through a series of fun sports based challenges. The event takes place at the St. Francis of Assisi Middle School and is capped off by a free photo shoot that captures the special day for moms and their little fellas. Moms, you can register for the event at www.reddeer.ca/looknbook or simply call (403) 309-8411. Then, on April 9 the Daddy & Daughter Dance arrives which may very well serve as the cutest event the city sees all year as dads and their little princesses hit the dance floor and enjoy an evening of two-steps, games, and sweets. Candy Land is the theme of this year’s Daddy & Daughter Dance at the Black Knight Inn and is expected to fill up fast so (again) you can register at www.reddeer.ca/looknbook or call (403) 309-8411.

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