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February 9, 2015 - February 22, 2015
All Day
various locations around Hinton - Gregg Lake, Nordic Centre, Maxwell Lake

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Winter Magic Festival

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Town of Hinton helps coordinate a magical mixture of art, food, recreation, and family fun events organized by community groups. This winter celebration is a seasonal highlight and has been running for over 25 years! We are looking for volunteers to help build the festival's events.

Enjoy a little magic...
Saturday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 22
Add Your Block to the Community Igloo @  Green Square - FREE
Bring your coloured 1L milk container block to add to our colourful community igloo. With your support, we can build it!
Saturday, Feb. 7

Snow Painting with Hinton Municipal Library @ Green Square FREE
Using spray bottles of colourful water, we will be turning the Green Square into a canvas for poetry, drawings, and other creative expression
Sunday, Feb. 8 5pm - 8pm
Lantern Festival @ Maxwell Lake - FREE
YRAF & Recreation and Culture Department Join us for an evening skate at Maxwell Lake where student-decorated Lantern Bags will light your way. Lantern bags will be decorated by studentsin Hinton and displayed around the skating loop.
Monday, Feb. 9 7pm - 8pm 
AED Orientation & Heart Healthy Month @ Rec Centre - FREE WORKSHOP
The Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre is proud to have access to multiple AED machines on site that help save lives. Join us for a quick tour, learn how they work and how to use them.
Tuesday, Feb. 10 6:30 pm
Lego Club @ Hinton Municipal Library - FREE WEEKLY CLUB
Grab your family and bring them in to make an epic winter scene out of lego.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 10am - 12pm
Family Sledding @ Hinton Friendship Centre - FREE
Join the Hinton Parent Link Centre for sledding, hot chocolate and treats!Bring your toboggans, GT and crazy carpets to socialize and meet new families.
Friday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 15 10am
Crafter’s Winter Wonderland @ Hinton Golf Course, Banquet Hall - $100/weekend, including some meals
Three day event for fabric enthusiast (quilter, sewers), yarn and fiber connoisseurs (knitters, crocheters) and perfect paper and photo gals(scrapbookers, cardmakers) or any creative activity. Gather with us and be inspired by the gorgeous Rocky Mountains while working on your special projects. To register, call 780-865-7773.
Friday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 15
Mixed Curling Bonspiel @ Hinton Curling Club
Come check out some of Hinton’s finest mixed curling teams or register to play $240/team (2 men, 2 ladies). Teams are provided with dinner and entertainment on Sat night. Contact Monica before Feb 6 to register, 780-817-2177
Friday, Feb. 13 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Family Skate Date @ Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre - FREE ADMISSION
Hinton is an active community, and we are offering a free public skate for a chance to get out and be active with your family.
Friday, Feb. 13 5pm - 7pm
Family Movie Night @ Gerard Redmond Catholic
School Advance: $5.00 single feature, $8.00 double feature At the door $7.00 single feature, $10.00 double feature1st show @ 5:00pm – The Penguins of Madagascar (PG)2nd show @ 7:00pm – The Book of Life (PG)There will be a full concession with popcorn, chips, drinks and candy. For more information you can contact GRCCS at (780) 865-2820School Contact – Michael Koopmans-Saretzky
Saturday, Feb. 14 10am - 2pm
Baby Bazaar & Mom 2 Mom Sale @ Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre - FREE ADMISSION
Great deals on gently used baby & children’s clothes, toys, equipment andother goodies. Rent a table for $10/individual or $20/business. Admission is free. All monies from table rentals will be donated to Hinton Parents for Play.To book, contact Michelle at 780-740-3993.
Saturday, Feb. 14 9am - 4pm
Ice Fishing Derby Gregg Lake Boat Launch, William A. Switzer Park - FREE
Join us at Gregg Lake boat launch for a day of ice fishing clinic. Warm up with free hot chocolate, hot dogs and coffee. Contact Eric at 817-8899 for more information.
Saturday, Feb. 14 11:30m - 1:30pm
Come Try Cross Country Skiing @ Jarvis Lake Campground - FREE
Meet at Jarvis Lake Campground (William A Switzer Park) for a wiener roast and ski through the site trails to the Jochaim Valley and Kelly’s Bathtub loop.
Saturday, Feb. 14 1pm
Family Movies @ Hinton Municipal Library - FREE ADMISSION & POPCORN
Bring your own drink.
Saturday, Feb. 14 7:30pm
An Evening of Folk and Roots Music @ Hinton Alliance Church $20/ticket
Annual winter concert hosted by Foothills Male Chorus under the direction of Christina Oliver. Tickets are available at the library, the Old Grind, the Wild Orchid and at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 14
ALL DAY 2 for 1 Admission @ Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre
Bring in your favorite sweetheart for this deal! 2 for 1 facility admission all day for our public drop-in programs. For schedule information, call 780-865-6066.
Sunday, Feb. 15 1pm - 4pm
Family Fun Archery Shoot @ Yellowhead Arrow Launchers Range, 6.5km E of Hinton on Hwy 16 - FREE ADMISSION
Come out and learn how to shoot archery! Fun for all ages, introductory lesson, equipment provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed to participate.
Sunday, Feb. 15 12pm - 4pm
Carnaval Bonhomme Hinton Nordic Centre - FREE ADMISSION, cost for sugaring off, maple syrup and food.
Bonhomme Carnaval is Hinton’s annual outdoor winter carnival celebration of French Canadian culture with traditional activities of maple syrup sugaring off on snow, Norwegian sledding, cross country skiing, traditional meat and sugar pies, homemade lunch, music, RCMP in serge, and the mascot.
Monday, Feb. 16 12pm - 4pm
Family Fun Day @ Hinton Children’s Learning Centre, Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre - ADMISSION BY DONATION
Drop by the Centre and check out what we do each day. Activities include a bouncy castle, face painting, glitter tattoos, and cookie decorating.Refreshments and bake sale items will be offered from $1/each.
Monday, Feb. 16 1pm - 4pm
Get Active with Your Family @ Dr. Duncan Murray Centre Sponsored by Coldwell Banker - FREE ADMISSION
Join the Recreation & Culture team for a fun filled public swim with the Iceberg, drop-in family skating, or drop-in Stick N’Puck, courts and bouldering wall.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 6:30pm
Maker Space Club @ Hinton Municipal Library - FREE WEEKLY CLUB
Winter Craft
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Door: 6:15pm, Start: 7pm
Death by Chocolate @ Hinton Centre $20/adult, $12.50/child or youth
An evening of chocolate decadence featuring chocolate creations for the faint of heart.An arts related silent auction will take place throughout the evening along with live entertainment from local artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the performing arts centre. Tickets can be purchased at the Hinton Municipal Library, the Old Grind and the Hinton Voice.
Thursday, Feb. 19 - Sunday, Feb. 22 12pm
Chair-ity Event @ Parks West Mall - FREE ADMISSION
Local artisans and crafts have creatively refashioning wooden chairs into works of art.The chairs will be silent auctioned off, with all proceeds benefiting the local non-profit  pregnancy care centre.
Saturday, Feb. 21 1pm
Family Movies @ Hinton Municipal Library - FREE ADMISSION & POPCORN
Bring your own drink.
Saturday, Feb. 21 1pm

Come Try a Fat Bike @ Maxwell Lake
Hinton Mountain Bike Association along with bike shops from Hinton and Jasper will be hosting a demo day. Participate in a fat bike race, or sit by the fire and roast a marshmallow.
Saturday, Feb. 21 Door: 6:45pm, Start: 7pm
Arts on Fire @ Hinton Centre $30/person
The Mayor’s Evening of the Arts is a swanky, evening event which celebrates art and culture in Hinton. Awards are presented to worthy dames and gents, who are the cat’s meow of arts and culture in Hinton.
Sunday, Feb. 22 10am - 3pm
Snow Creature Building & Contest with Harry Collinge High School @ Green Square - FREE
Individuals or small groups will build snow people or creatures from snow piles that are brought into the square. At the end of the time, judges will look at sculptures and announce top 3 for effort and originality.
Sunday, Feb. 22
Snow Art with YRAF @ Green Square - FREE