Lindork’s Lists #137 – Spooky season, pretzels, and Thanksgiving pies

Lindork’s Lists #137 – Spooky Season, Pretzels, And Thanksgiving Pies

Newsletter for October 5 – 11, 2022

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Things to Do This Week

If attending events, please check their COVID-19 safety requirements. It’s still a good idea to mask-up—especially indoors. We’re still in a pandemic. Please get vaccinated/boosted!

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Things to do this week: Pumpkins After Dark, Star Wars music, Pie in the Park and more!

It’s Spooky Season! 👻 I’ll share a few ghastly activities to take part in over the next few weeks (but not listing everything all at once lol).

  • Check out Pumpkins After Dark (Borden Park)

    • Pumpkins After Dark is an outdoor, walk-through Halloween experience that features 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, pumpkin sculptures, Instagrammable / light-up displays, and more. You have to purchase tickets for specific time slots open Thursday-Sunday (and Halloween Monday) throughout October.

  • Try two haunted experiences at Deadmonton House (7031 Gateway Blvd.)

    • Deadmonton House is back for its 9th season of scaring Edmontonians, this time with two haunted attractions Get tickets for ICONS OF DARKNESS and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. There’s also food, drink, entertainment and fire pit areas to enjoy between experiences.

  • Get tickets for the Music of Star Wars (Winspear Centre)

    • Attention Star Wars fans, this weekend (Oct. 7 & 8) at the Winspear Centre you can experience the Music of Star Wars! This musical journey takes you to a galaxy far, far away.

  • Check out the 4th Annual Diwali Fair (Mill Woods Town Centre Mall)

    • On Oct. 8 & 9, check out the Diwali Fair at Mill Woods Town Centre, a showcase of Indian culture and way to celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights, featuring 30+ exhibitors, a Rangoli Competition, craft classes, magic and juggling shows, face painting, henna, food options and more!

  • Grab some free Pie in the Park (15504 76 Ave. Rio Terrace Gazebo)

Mark your calendars for the Edmonton Fall Home Show Oct 14-16!

The Edmonton Fall Home Show returns Oct 14-16, 2022 at the Edmonton Expo Centre! Whether you’re browsing for a specific project or just looking for some general home inspiration, local and international home professionals at the show have you covered! Check out more than 150+ booths and visit several unique feature displays when you check out @YEGHomeShows next weekend!

… and keep scrolling!

I’m giving away gift cards + tickets to the Fall Home Show below!


Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Food to Try This Week

Please continue safely supporting local restaurants, in whatever way works for your comfort levels. If not dining in, please do take-out! Mask-up and please stay home if you’re sick.

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Eats this week: Pretzels, smoked sandwiches, tarts and more!

Ate something amazing recently? Want to show some love to a struggling restaurant? Have a take-out suggestion? Let me know to include in this newsletter.

Giveaway Next Week!

In this week’s Oct. 5, 2022 newsletter I teamed up with the Edmonton Fall Home Show and vendor Plantsome Canada to tell you more about the Oct. 14-16, 2022 show, and do a giveaway exclusively for email subscribers!

In next week’s newsletter, I’ll be giving away more Home Show tickets plus earrings from vendor Opal Creative!

These are giveaways are only for newsletter subscribers.

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This Sunday: Q&A with Emilie Iggiotti

Every other Sunday (ish lol), I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers.

The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, October 9, 2022 is Edmonton portrait and branding photographer Emilie Iggiotti.

My Q&A with Emilie Iggiotti goes out first to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2022.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

“Self-love is what I have been struggling with my entire life, so I want to share with people what I learned about self-love, self-worth and maybe help them love themselves a little more. Photography has played a huge role as a way to empower myself. When I felt like I did not know who I was, I stepped in front of the camera embodying the person I wanted to be or the person I wanted to remember before society told me who I was. I wanted to empower people through photography the way photography empowered me.”
– Emilie Iggiotti

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Small Business Spotlight

Have you heard of Bosom Babies? They are a local, woman-owned boutique focused on products for mom and baby! From owner Marcela: “Our focus has always been to help parents during those first early months with baby. Our store has been around for over 20 years and we specialize in breastfeeding supplies, cloth diapers and baby essentials, but we also carry a lot of apparel and gifts.” The store recently moved to the High Street (12547 102 Ave.) in the hopes to get more foot traffic.

Learn More

From the Blog Vault

Around this time in 2020, I had partnered with the Town of Stony Plain to share ideas for things to do (like, surprisingly, a lot of boutique shopping and vintage stores!) and places to eat when you visit! Stony Plain is located about 40 mins west of Edmonton.

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Welcome to the town of Stony Plain, Alberta in Parkland County!

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