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November events around Cochrane

There are plenty of events taking place over the month of November.
Valdy will be one of the many events taking place in November around Cochrane. Submitted Photo

Halloween festivities are soon to be wrapping up. The month of November will be coming in hot with the thought with Christmas on everyone's mind. 

Kicking off the month is the fifth annual Tangled Tree Arts Christmas Artisan Market at Frank Wills Hall on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Find loads of handmade treasures as well as home baked goods. Look for your favourite potters, painters, woodworkers, glass artists, jewelers, crochet, knit and textile artisans and soap makers at this festive, boutique event. This event is family friendly and there will be an ATM on site. 

The following day will be the Cochrane Alliance Church's Long Table event from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Long Table is a place for everyone to belong. Whether you are an introvert, an extrovert or somewhere in-between, this is your opportunity to meet new friends, deepen existing relationships, and enjoy a great meal.  

On Nov. 6, 7 and 8 Cochrane High School Performing Arts will present Clem Martini's "The Mob". 

It's springtime - hundreds of Crows set out on their yearly migration and converge at the Gathering Tree. This sacred gathering is an opportunity for the six crow Clans of the Family Kinaar to assemble, to make decisions and to celebrate being together. When young blood is lost, sacred laws are tested as an illegal Mob seeks revenge, and a division threatens the unity of the flock. The family's situation is made yet more precarious when a severe blizzard hits and the crows are faced with the dilemma of where to find shelter. Breaking age-old decrees and working together may offer their only chance of survival. Tickets for the show are $15 per ticket. 

There are a pair of events coming up on Nov. 9. First, the Paranormal Investigation at the Rockyview Hotel. Attendees can join Ghost Hunt Alberta for a night of paranormal investigation at this historic site. Built in 1904, the building has a diverse history of prohibition, gambling and prostitution. From its prohibition tunnels to it newly renovated historically inspired rooms, paranormal activity is abundant. GHA provides, guidance, equipment and full review of all audio and footage.

The Tapestry of Women Society will also be take on Nov. 9. The all-day symposium is filled with heartfelt energy, creativity and engagement in connecting women to resources that bridge the gaps. Meet wonderful women and build community. Guest speakers include Pat Verge, Chantal Stormsong Chagnon, Michelle Minke and Adele Rabbitt. The event will go from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with tickets going for $60 each. 

The Cochrane Christmas Market is on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cochrane RancheHouse. General admission is $3, children 12 and under are free. There will be visitation by the Cochrane Rodeo Queen, Breanna, pictures with Santa, magic performances, food trucks on site and food donations will be accepted for the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. 

St. Andy's Rhythm and Roots presents Valdy wraps up the month on Nov. 22. He has toured Canada for forty-six years, and plays regularly in New Zealand with Kiwi mate Graham Wardrop. He has also toured Austria, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and was an oft-invited performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. His show will go from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are priced at $30-35.

Troy Durrell

About the Author: Troy Durrell

Troy is the Sports and Entertainment Reporter for the Cochrane Eagle.
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