Outdoor enthusiasts can now get a jump start on their camping plans. Starting on Tuesday, campers can reserve a provincial campsite up to 90 days in advance of arrival at 59 campgrounds either online at www.AlbertaParks.ca or by calling 1-877-537-2757. New campgrounds added this year are: Beauvais Lake Provincial Park near Pincher Creek; Chain Lakes Provincial Park near Calgary; Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park; Spruce Coulee, Reesor Lake and Battle Creek campgrounds near Medicine Hat; Medicine Lake Provincial Recreational Area near Rimbey and William A. Switzer Provincial Park and Jarvis Lake campground near Hinton. Also new in 2012 are 78 provincial group camping areas that began on Feb. 13. To reserve one of the remaining 50 or more group camping areas not included in the online system, visitors should call the campground directly. A list of all sites is available at www.AlbertaParks.ca.
Come to a musical promising high adventure and sword fights. Stephanie Orr directs Robin Hood the Musical, put on by Christian Youth Theatre, at the First Church of the Nazarene at 2 McVicar St. in Red Deer. Michelle Joly is the musical director and Calliope Orr is the choreographer. Public performances occur at 7 p.m. on this Friday and Saturday and again on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. A matinee will take place at 3 p.m. on this Saturday. A 5 p.m. performance will run on Sunday, March 4. School day performances will also be held. Tickets can be bought prior and will cost: general admission for $12, seniors for $11, children (two to 12) for $10, groups for $10 and matinees for $10. Sales at the door will run $14 for general admissions, seniors and children. Matinees cost $10. Call the box office for information at 403-986-2981. Fridays before show weekend, box office closes at 1 p.m.
The most popular dance of the 1920s to 1950s will return to Red Deer’s Festival Hall on Friday. The sixth annual Snow Ball Swing Dance features the senior jazz bands of Hunting Hills, Lindsay Thurber and Notre Dame High Schools. Festival Hall can be found at 4214 58th St. Dinner gets underway at 6 p.m followed by a dance. Tickets will run $35. Semi-formal dress is encouraged. For more information, call Lyn Goertzen at 403-314-4911 or email@example.com.