Lindork’s Lists #190 – Halloween Events, Venezuelan Arepas, Dark Sky Fest, and MORE!

Lindork’s Lists #190 – Halloween Events, Venezuelan Arepas, Dark Sky Fest, and MORE!

Newsletter for Oct. 18-24, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Halloween activities galore, Little Shop of Horrors, James and the Giant Peach, and more!

We’re in full Halloween swing now! Here’s a few events to choose from:

  • Get tickets to Little Shop of Horrors at the Citadel Theatre (9828 101A Ave.)

  • Check out James & The Giant Peach on stage (4308 50. St., Leduc)

    • Stageworks is bringing James and the Giant Peach to Maclab Centre for Performing Arts in Leduc from Oct. 19-21. Watch “the hilarious, nonsensical fantasy of James Trotter” come to life on stage! “Along his unbelievable journey across the Atlantic Ocean, James discovers the meaning of true courage and friendship from his new friends—mystical, life-sized garden bugs he meets in the peach.”

  • Shop some local markets happening this weekend:

    • My friend Sharman is organizing the Shamrock It & Wear It Vintage Market at the Shamrock Curling Club on Sunday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 5 p.m. “Shop sustainable fashions, glam up for sweater weather, or snag a fun & fabulous look for Halloween.”

    • The Alt After Dark group are doing Halloween-themed Night Markets this Friday, Oct. 20 and next.

    • The Hazeldean Artisan Market is organizing a Halloween Market this Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • The “Shakers and Makers Market” is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. showcasing “the talents of Grandmothers and Friends, offering a wide array of hand made items. We offer beautifully hand knit and crocheted toques, mitts, and scarves, hand sewn and quilted items, original works of art, Christmas items, items that are earth-friendly as well as jams, jellies, preserves and home baking.”

  • Try chicken yoga??? lol (53044 Range Road 213 Ardrossan, AB)

    • This might be gross as I’ve been informed that chickens kind of poop a lot (lol) but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a Chicken-themed “Yoga” offering in the Edmonton area by Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy. This is an all-ages event happening Saturday, Oct. 21 afternoon. (I put yoga in quotations as I’ve learned over the years that these type of animal classes aren’t really true yoga classes as you end up taking photos / video of the animals in the class more than doing actual yoga moves lol).

  • Check out ‘The Mountains are Calling’ at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery!

TELUS World of Science IMAX Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Kimberlee F. and Maureen K., the winners of my TELUS World of Science IMAX Grand Canyon Adventure giveaway! They each win a set of four passes to enjoy the show. Grand Canyon Adventure in IMAX is playing at the TELUS World of Science until December. Thanks everyone who entered, thanks for being a newsletter subscriber and thanks to TELUS World of Science for the giveaway!

And stay tuned! I’ll be doing some more prize giveaways for my 200th Lindork’s Lists newsletter! (coming up fast!!)

Check out the Jasper Dark Sky Festival! (Oct 13-29, 2023)

Did you know Jasper, Alberta is the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world?? And each October there’s a Jasper Dark Sky Festival! Three weekends of solar wonder and stellar delights in the heart of one of the most breathtaking dark sky preserves ever—this festival is truly jam-packed with activities. From star gazing to a drone light spectacle, family-friendly activities, guided hikes, a NEW Dark Sky Space Ball and MORE, check out the remaining two weekend breakdown (Oct 20-22 and Oct 27-29) to plan + book your stay for an unforgettable weekend in the mountains!

#TourismJasper_Partner / #JasperDarkSky


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

Eats this week: Venezuelan arepas, Japanese chef choice set, winter soup 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.

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