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
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)
On Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m., head over to the Rio Terrace Gazebo for the neighbourhood’s annual Pie in the Park event! Grab free pie, hot chocolate and whipped cream. Everyone is invited!
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!
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I’m giving away gift cards + tickets to the Fall Home Show below!
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.
Grab a Smokey Sandwich from Meuwly’s for a great cause! (10706 124 St.)
Meuwly’s is supporting Firefighter Aid Ukraine with the sale of their Smokey Sandwiches this Oct! $5 from every feature sandwich this Oct (made with house-smoked meats) will be donated to the charity. Their goal is $5,000!
Try the new pretzel shop in town Das Brezel Haus (12042 107 Ave.)
Das Brezel Haus has opened in Manchester Square, offering signature pretzels, cheese pretzels, jalapeño pretzels, breakfast pretzels, dipped pretzels, cinnamon pretzels, and sausages. I can’t wait to try!
Try the new tarts from Chocorrant (10328 124 St.)
Support a Stony Plain Road business (various locations)
West Valley Line LRT construction is having an impact on many businesses along Stony Plain Road. The Stony Plain Road Business Association has put together this list of tasty locales between 140 Street and 156 Street to encourage you to pop in and support including cafes, pizzerias, donair shops and more!
Place some Thanksgiving orders (meals and pie!) (various locations)
Pick up pumpkin pies or ingredients for your Thanksgiving meals from the Italian Centre Shop, check out the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s dine-in or take-out Thanksgiving options, Confetti Sweets pumpkin pie pre-orders wrap up on Thursday, Bon Ton Bakery is also taking pie orders, Evario Kitchen is doing dine-in or take-out Thanksgiving—and more! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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.
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.
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.
Save with my Discount Codes!
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