Local Events and Activities at the Homestead

This page, Local Events and Activities, is to keep you up to date, in addition to the McNaught News blog page.

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Events for 2020

  • Ghost Walk 2020
    NOTE: The Ghost Walk is a go!!

    However, there will be changes because of COVID-19 regulations including the following:
    • Limiting numbers by means of ticket sales and timeslots.
    • There will not be a craft room or hand out baking or hot chocolate.
    • Still have great trails and you’ll be handed a treat bag when you leave.
    • The walk will take place October 23rd, 24th and 30th.
    • Please watch Facebook and Eventbrite for details.

  • Gala PosterGala Fundraiser - Saturday, April 25th, 2020
    This event has been postponed.
    Dinner, Auction and Comedy Night at the Beaverlodge Community Centre. Doors open at 5:30. Supper at 6:30 followed by Comedian Jebb Fink and a Live and Silent Auction. Tickets are $55 each or a table of 8/$400. Tickets are available at Around the Block and from Board members. To donate items contact Erin at 780-354-8836 or markerin@telusplanet.net.
  • Children's Art Camp - JULY 20th to 23rd
    This event has been cancelled
    The McNaught Homestead will host a "CHILDRENS' ART CAMP" from Monday July 20th through to Thursday July 23rd with Jansi (Martin) Jones and her sister Sarah (Martin) Freeman. Participants will enjoy various crafts as well as outdoor sketching and painting. Homestead location is just 4 miles SW of Beaverlodge on Highway #722. Check The McNaught website closer to the date for more details, or contact Jansi 780-356-3867.
  • McNaught Homestead Open House, Arts Festival and I.O.D.E Tea - Sunday, July 26th, 2020 1-5pm.
    This event has been cancelled
    Invitations to potential participants in the Annual Festival will go out in early June. We are looking for new talent to show and sell their original arts & crafts. For information and to book for this event contact Lori Dalgleish at 780-354-3328 or Box 1451, Beaverlodge, Alberta, T0H 0C0 or email at lori_dalgleish@live.ca Preparations include mowing lawns and trails, setting up tents, tables and chairs and volunteers help is always appreciated.

Homestead Art Programs

Planning for the Art Programs at the homestead is underway. We are planning to have weekend workshops starting in June on a variety of topics and will be taking registration for these by May.

Beginning in June will be one called "Lets' go sketching" led by Marjorie Henn, this will introduce people to some outdoor drawing basics on site. This will run for the month of June with a "drop in " fee for each week.

Other topics we hope to sponsor are: Photography, Painting in Acrylics, Watercolor Painting, Printmaking , Pottery , Birding & Nature appreciation, Felting, Pottery, Introduction to weaving. If you or someone you know are interested in any of these please phone Marjorie Henn, 780-228- 3741 or Lori Dalgleish 780-897-2746.

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Euphemia McNaught prints,
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"People of the Pass is the story
of hardy people who dared to
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