Another hat and sunscreen weekend ahead! Here are some events for summer fun in the city. The Lite Crew will be handing out free swag at several:
Keep Calm and Summer On, Saturday, July 14th, 10am – 2pm, Beulah Alliance Church, 17504 98 Ave. Beulah Community Fun Day – enjoy the outdoors with live music, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, games, a mouthwatering BBQ and so much more
Five Guys Racing for the Cure, Saturday, July 14th, 11am – 5pm, Save On Foods –
11180 Ellerslie Road. Support our Fire Fighters community carnival and BBQ. Lots to see for all, food, games, tattoos, magicians, fire trucks and more. All proceeds to the
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Show & Shine at the Marketplace at Callingwood, Saturday, July 14, 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Marketplace at Callingwood 6655 178 Street. Free to attend. Show and Shine – an impressive display of custom cars. Many other family activities all in support of the Edmonton Humane Society
Karma for the Kure, Sunday, July 15th, 8am – 4:30pm, Aurora Charter School 12245 131 St. $10 drop in fee for yoga classes. A Yogathon, Silent Auction and bake sale for cancer research. All proceeds to the Alberta Cancer Foundation
Sourdough River Raft Float Fest, Sunday, July 15th– Monday, July 16th, Terwilligar Park. Edmonton’s biggest competitive water fight!
Wanna beat the heat? Here’s a link to the City of Edmonton’s water play, spray parks and swimming pools: http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/sport_recreation/water-play-features.aspx
The EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO SUMMER CELEBRATION, Sunday, July 15th, 12-4:00pm. A variety of games, crafts and activities to mark the changes in seasons, welcome new animals and celebrate National Zookeeper Week. This event also features YTV’s Weird on Wheels tour. http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/attractions/edmonton-valley-zoo.aspx
The EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL: STREETFEST, Sir Winston Churchill Square, continues through Sunday, July 15, 2012. KIDS’ WORLD, daily. Performances, plays and activities, wild fun for everyone! http://edmontonstreetfest.com/
The Freewill Shakespeare Theatre Festival is back for a 23rd season in the great outdoors of Hawrelak Park. Two productions: JULIAS CEASAR and THE TEMPEST run now through July 22nd: http://www.freewillshakespeare.com/
The FEATS FESTIVAL OF DANCE, final weekend! Ends on Saturday, July 14th, various Edmonton venues. Local and international choreographers and dancers showcasing a wide variety of art and movement. And opportunity to learn dance yourself: professional master classes on tap, new media, dancing with babies, body conditioning, and ballroom dance give dancers the opportunity to build skills and technique.
Visual Arts Alberta Gallery presents “Coming of Age” : The Graduates” showcasing 10 graduating artists from five different communities in Alberta. Fresh and innovative 2D, 3D and video/installation works by: Derrick Hoekstra & Nicole Lalonde (Lethbridge), Jean Day & Gillian Mitchell (Calgary), Thomas Sidwell & Joseph P. LaGrange (Red Deer), Lucille Frost & Megan Warkentin (Edmonton) and Naomi Deutekom & Callista MacLennan (Grand Prairie). Final weekend, ends Saturday,July 14, 2012. VISUAL ARTS ALBERTA GALLERY, 3rd Floor, 10215-112 Street, 780.421.1731 / INFO@visualartsalberta.com Hours: WED-FRI 10-4 + SAT 12-4, www.visualartsalberta.com
SAVOUR STRATHCONA COUNTY: SPOTLIGHT ON HERBS, Sunday, July 15th, 4:00-7:00pm, Centre in the Park Community Centre (Agora) – 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park. A celebration of local food and country cuisine! Treat yourself to gourmet dishes prepared by talented chefs from independent restaurants. Featured items will be prepared using fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy an exhibition at gallery@501, music and entertainment, as well as heritage and cultural activities Admission is free, taste tickets now on sale and can also be had at the event. http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/Economic_Development_and_Tourism/Tourism/Savour-Strathcona.aspx
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND:
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT – Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Jon Leguizamo. Manny, Diego and Sid really have to prove themselves when a cataclysmic event sets a whole continent adrift. Watch the trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdeb7qGSnP4
RED LIGHTS – Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy. Paranormal activity or not? Is the psychic real or a snakeoil salesman? This psychological thriller will keep you guessing. Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9msexYKi0
The EDMONTON ESKIMOS host the Winnipeg Bluebombers, Friday, July 13th, Commonwealth Stadium, 7pm. It’s LADIES NIGHT! Guys – arrive early if you’d like to try to qualify to compete to win her a $10,000 ring from Michael Anthony Jewellers at the half-time show, hosted by former Bachelor Jake Pavelka!
EDMONTON FC hosts the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Sunday, July 15th, 2pm, Clarke Field – 11000 Stadium Road, Edmonton. Fill the Bleachers for Bissell’s Inner City Recreation Program: Soccer Game Ticket Fundraiser Event: partial proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Inner City Recreation Program. $5/ticket if 500 or less are sold, $10/ticket for 500 tickets or more.
The 11th Annual MADD GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday, July 13th, 2012, The LINKS IN SPRUCE GROVE.
The Edmonton Prospects host the Saskatoon Yellowjackets, Telus Field, Friday, July 13: 7:05pm and Saturday, July 14th: 2:05pm.