Tickets are selling quickly for the Great Canadian Barn Dance, which returns to Chestermere on April 21, 2012. They are $48 each, and can be purchased by contacting either Audrey McDonald at 403-272-9280 or Jen Peddlesden at 403-272-3764, or by stopping by the rec centre office.
On Dec.17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Chestermere Public Library will be transformed into Santa’s Grotto. There will be hot chocolate, treats, story time and Christmas crafts, and of course a visit from Santa. Everyone is welcome.
Christmas With Dignity’s “Christmas on the Lake” event will also take place on Dec. 17 at town hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a gingerbread making contest, a silent-auction and a kids market. Gingerbread houses submissions for the contest can be dropped off on Friday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at town hall.
The annual Chestermere Community Christmas Party will return for another year this Saturday, Dec. 10 at the recreation centre. Activities and entertainment will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the main hall. There will be craft making at Santa’s workshop, story time with representatives from the Chestermere Public Library, and hayrides from 1 to 2:30 p.m. outside. There will be free coffee, hot chocolate, treats and a visit from Santa. The Christmas Marketplace will also take place at the recreation centre in the MPP room. Over 40 booths will be set up to offer various items including holiday gift ideas. The marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chestermere’s town office will be closed from Dec. 26 to 30 for Christmas holidays.