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Sept 22 & 23, 10am-5pm. Ignite your imagination as the trains take centre stage with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits. Don’t miss the kids’ railway challenge, turntable demonstrations, caboose rides, model train displays, and much more. For more information, visit the website.

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For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the  Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, September 24
Guest: Nicole Inglis, Health Promotion Facilitator, Teaching Sexual Health, Alberta Health Services
Topic: Teaching your child about their sexual health and sexuality is part of your role as a parent. While you may have concerns about talking with your child about sexual health when they are young, remember, sexual health is not just about sex. Sexual health includes a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. It includes things like hygiene, understanding emotions, healthy relationships, and consent. Not sure how to begin this crucial conversation with your child? Tune in for expert tips! 

Tuesday, September 25 (this segment is at 7:45am instead of 8:25am)
Guest: Judy Arnall, Parenting/Education Conultant & Local Author, Professional Parenting
Topic: If your child's time spent on screens is getting out of control, it’s time to reassert your right as a parent to raise your child in a healthy way. Tune in for Judy's expert advice on how to use a screentime negotiation contract with your child and stick to it! As a parent, it's our responsibility to help our child use screens wisely.

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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Tickets on Sale for the Award-Winning Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Hunts .
Everyday from Sep 4, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Award-Winning Harvest Pumpkin Hunts at Butterfield Acres! Off you will go on the tractor-pulled hay wagon, rolling through the crunchy Fall leaves just hoping to find some kid-sized pumpkins! Once you find the pumpkins, you'll bring them back and decorate them into creative pumpkin-head masterpieces! While the glue dries, enjoy a visit with your favorite animal friends in the farmyard! Your visit includes hunting time, pumpkin-decorating (no carving), and a farmyard visit with the animals! Each child takes home their very own pumpkin masterpiece. Plan for 110 minutes. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear something orange to celebrate the season! A child's (able to walk to 17 years) Harvest Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes farmyard admission and 1 pumpkin per child. The cost is $14.99 + GST. An adult Harvest Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes farmyard admission. The cost is $15.99 + GST. *Adults do not hunt for a pumpkin, only children. Ready to order your tickets? Visit the website to purchase tickets and for more information!
Location:Butterfield Acres Farm: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:butterfieldacres.com/harvest-pumpkin-hunts/
September 19 to 23: Beakerhead (Festival).
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beakerhead hits the streets September 19 to 23! This city-wide spectacle brings together the fields of art, science, and engineering and bridges the gap between the creative and the technical, often through fascinating, bizarre, and quirky means. Various installations and interactive exhibits will dot the inner-city, culminating at Beakernight, science’s biggest garden party complete with fire, lasers, light, music (and even a rumoured UFO)! To view the full festival lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Various Locations in Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:beakerhead.com
September 19 to 23: Calgary International Film Festival.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
For film and art lovers alike, the Calgary International Film Festival, CIFF, is the place to be! This 12-day festival will showcase up to 200 films submitted from Canada and 50 other countries of multiple genres and lengths. In addition to screenings, there will also be gala events, presentations, panels, film talks, and interactive Q&A periods. For the full festival lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryfilm.com
Science Literacy Week at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Sep 17, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
From September 17 to 23, join TELUS Spark in celebrating outstanding Canadian scientists and science communicators from all over the nation during Science Literacy Week! Canadians have contributed to significant milestones in science history and continue to shape our future and understanding of the world. Included with General Admission at TELUS Spark. For more information, visit http://www.scienceliteracy.ca
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:sparkscience.ca
Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness .
Wednesdays at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesdays, 11:30 to 12:30pm. Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Explore movement with your child (walking and up) using different apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor is will be present to assist. Register at at Guest Services or visit the website. Register at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
Drop-In Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre. Want to sample some Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts & crafts, and circle time based on a variety of themes? Southland Leisure Centre has Kinderschool for 3 to 5 year olds on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558. Cost is $13.05 per time slot ($7.85 for passholders). For more information, call 403-648-6550.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
Wild Wednesdays at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join for 50 per cent off regular admission. All ages. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre - 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres

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