Have fun betting on the horses in previously run races and help make three charities happy. Red Deer’s Rotary Sunrise service club is hosting Triple Crown Derby Evening on Saturday. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 11 at Sheraton Red Deer Hotel at 3310 50th Ave. Enjoy a derby hat parade, plus live jazz entertainment, horse racing, a five-course meal, drinks and prizes. The event aims to raise at least $40,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs, Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre and Magdalene House Society. Attendees will watch six races. Wear your favourite derby hat. Cost is $125 a ticket (wine, five-course meal and fun money for betting) or $1,000 for a table of eight. Call Adele at 403-391-8819 for tickets, the Aspire Shop, Valerie Lazicki at 403-340-2606 or Rob Kelham at 403-505-4856.
Moonwatchers can celebrate the fall with a guided evening Harvest Moon Walk at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Weather permitting, the event is scheduled for Saturday. The walk begins at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is by a suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. For more details, call 403-346-2010. The nature centre is located at 6300 43rd Ave. in Red Deer.
Come see live music inside the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library at 4818 49th St. The library presents First Thursdays in the Snell auditorium in the lower level. Soprano Joyce Emms and pianist Cheryl Cooney will perform from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Oct. 4. There is no charge but donations are welcome. Cafe Noir will provide coffee and tea.
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