It’s a Long Weekend – Do Something!!

It’s hard to believe that October is already here.  I might be the only one, but I felt that September went by like an ultra-sonic jet.  I swear it was only September 6 today, but in reality – let’s shift a month ahead.

We were treated with a beautiful September in Alberta this year, but the beginning of October wasn’t the best.  Thank goodness for the jet-stream near Calgary is ever-changing.  We might have had snow and cool temperature this week, but let’s look forward to this weekend where temperatures will hover around ten degrees.  That’s better then -1 if you ask me.  And Friday, we should be treated with above-average temperatures hitting around 21 degrees.

Does that excite you?  Cause it should – it will be a beautiful Thanksgiving long weekend in and around Calgary.  Still not too sure what to do besides the traditional turkey dinner with family/ friends?  Here are just some activities taking place in Calgary and area this weekend:

1.  Aspen Crossing’s Train of Terror

Oct 6, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017

This is anything but a relaxing train journey. Step onto the Train of Terror this Halloween and you’ll experience everything from haunted railway cars to eerie entertainment to other spine-tingling sensations. You can expect low visibility, strobe and fog effects, tight spaces, graphic scenes and close encounters with props and actors. Other than that, you can expect anything to happen. The trip is two and a half hours and recommended for adults only. After the ride, there’s a Halloween party with food and drinks for purchase.

Times:
Train departs at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.

For more information, visit:
trainofterror.com

Cost

Adults $66; VIP $80

Location

Aspen Crossing
1 km west of Mossleigh, AB on Hwy. 24
Mossleigh, AB

2. Heritage Park Ghost Tours

Sep 13, 2017 to Oct 18, 2017

These ghost tours will take you through the streets and alleys of Heritage Park after the sun has gone down. The tours begin at the admission gate. Grab a hot chocolate or coffee before a guide takes you on a 90 minute tour of the park. You’ll be led throughout the park hearing stories of paranormal encounters staff have had as well as some eerie historical tales. There are two tours each night beginning at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Stick around the Selkirk Grille after the tour to ask the tour guide questions or to discuss the scary stories you’ve heard with others on the tour.

Times: 
Tours start at 7 or 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit: 
heritagepark.ca

Cost

$19.95

Location

Heritage Park
1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
Calgary, AB

3. Emmet Cahill’s Ireland: Celtic Songs and Tales

Oct 4, 2017

If Emmet Cahill looks familiar, it may be because he’s a member of renowned Irish music group Celtic Thunder. Now, he’s venturing out on his own with a solo tour across Canada. The young tenor will be performing at Calgary’s St. David’s United Church on October 4. Guests can expect to hear a range of songs from his latest album, Emmet Cahill’s Ireland.

Times:
Doors at 6:45 p.m.

For more information, visit:
emmetcahill.com

Cost

$30

Location

St. David’s United Church
3303 Capitol Hill Cres. N.W.
Calgary, AB

4. OctoberFeast

Oct 1, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017

For the Calgary Food Bank’s first OctoberFeast event, local restaurants were challenged to come up with a special dish using at least two of the food bank’s most-needed items. These items include pasta, juice, peanut butter, tomatoes, fish and more. When you order one of the OctoberFeast dishes from a participating restaurant between October 1 to 15, a portion of the proceeds from that dish will go back to the food bank and be used to purchase fresh food for its emergency food hampers. Some of the OctoberFeast dishes include Japanese stroganoff from 5s17, autumn mushroom risotto from Hotel Blackfoot, Puttanesca pasta from Provision, white bean cassoulet from Trolley 5, PB&J pie from Market Restaurant and more.

Times:
Times vary depending on restaurant hours

For more information, visit:
calgaryfoodbank.com

Cost

Prices vary

Location

Various restaurants
Calgary, AB
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These are just some of the family friendly events that are taking place over the long weekend in and around Calgary.  Do you know of other events that help our community stand out?  Share with us your plans this weekend and what events you are taking in!
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