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Country Kickback at Heritage Park - Proudly Sponsored by Calgary's Child

August 27 & 28: Country Kickback at Heritage Park. Proudly Sponsored by Calgary’s Child Magazine. Relive Alberta’s rural history with a weekend of farm fun for the whole family! Guests of all ages can play games and participate in the Kickback challenge, square dance, make ice cream, enjoy live entertainment, visit a petting zoo, watch slow tractor races and much more! For more information, visit Heritage Park's website.

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Monday, August 29
Guest: Marina Agafonov, R. Psych., Serenity Now Wellness Centre
Topic: It’s natural and normal for your kiddo to be a little bit nervous or anxious about going back to school. But what if their anxiety is amped up? What is normal anxiety and what goes beyond? What can parents do to ensure their child has a successful first day back at school? Tune in to get schooled on school.

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Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Daily Events

Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 22, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Visit the award-wining Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm for a full petting zoo with kittens, bunnies, goats, sheep, mini donkeys, and horses. Ride on the cow train and grain wagon, jump on jumping pillows, play mini golf and enjoy playground activities. There is hours of entertainment for all ages! Directions: Take Stoney Trail SE (Highway 201) to Highway 22X East. Take the Highway 22X East exit. This exit is located at the very southeast corner of Stoney Trail (where Stoney Trail SE changes from running east/west to north/south). Drive on Highway 22X East for 3.2 kilometers (approx. 2 minutes) to Range Road 285 (watch for a blue Calgary Corn Maze highway sign prior to this intersection as well as a RV storage place with a big white fence). Turn right (south) onto Range Road 285. Drive 1.4 kilometers and take your first left (east) onto Township Road 224. Drive 1.6 kilometers. We're on your left!
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.calgarycornmaze.com
Calgary Public Library's Youth Read Challenge & Win Prizes.
Everyday from Jun 20, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 20 to August 31 - Calgary Public Library’s Youth Read. Track your reading and complete creative challenges to earn digital badges and win prizes. The Grand Prize is an iPad mini (16 GB, Wi-Fi). Other prizes include Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, Fitbit Flex, Gift Cards and more! For more information, visit the website.
Category:Youth Activities
Link:www.calgaryyouthread.ca
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Grease.
Everyday from Aug 13, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 13 to September 3: StoryBook Theatre Presents, Grease. Popular tough guy Danny and sweet-girl-next-door Sandy meet and fall in love over the summer. But now that they are back to school, will their different worlds keep them apart? Grease is an “electrifyin” musical extravaganza. Parental Advisory: Mature Content. Rated ages 10+. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.storybooktheatre.org
Calgary Ribfest and Corn Roast.
Everyday from Aug 25, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 25 to 28: Calgary Ribfest and Corn Roast. Free Admission! Donations are Welcome - Toss A Toonie for Kiwnais Kids of Calgary. Pay for what you eat - featuring Ribs, Chicken and Pulled Pork, Patios, Craft Beer and Wine Pairings, Live Music, Prizes, Best In Ribs and Pulled Pork Eating Contests, Food Demos and More. For the schedule and for more information, visit the website.
Location:Eau Claire Market
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs
Link:www.calgaryribfest.ca
Vivo Play Ambassadors.
Everyday from Jul 2, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
During July and August, your family can indulge in free good old-fashioned playtime! Once again this year, join the Vivo Ambassadors for activities at parks, facilities and community events across the city! For the full summertime schedule, visit the website.
Location:Across the City
Category:Family Fun, Free Events
Link:www.vivo.ca
TD Summer Reading Club 2016.
Everyday from Jun 22, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep kids reading all summer through fun activities, great books and prizes - and it's free! Visit your community library to register and receive your TD Summer Reading Club booklet and Reading Ballots. Then have fun reading! Books, magazines, trivia books, comics and everything else counts. Read for two hours each week (or be read to) and track your reading on the Reading Ballots. Return your completed ballots throughout the summer for a chance to win weekly prizes and grand prize: one of 20 $100 gift cards to Toys "R" Us. Be sure to return your ballots before August 31 to enter! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Public Libraries
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgarylibrary.ca/td-summer-reading-club-2016/
GlobalFest.
Everyday from Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 18 to 27: GlobalFest. Join for cultural pavilions, ethnic food, performance stages, night market, an international bar, children’s activities, a Tipi Village and world-class fireworks! Takes place at Elliston Park. For schedule of events and for more information, visit the website.
Location:Elliston Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs
Link:www.globalfest.ca
Kayben Farms is Open July to End of October.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Discover, learn and have fun at Kayben Farms in Okotoks! There are farm animals, a corn maze, pedal karts, the Munchkin Meadow indoor play area and much more! For more information and hours of operation, visit the website.
Location:Okotoks, AB
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.kayben.com
Family Fishing Clinic at Bow Habitat Station.
Every Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays in August: Discover the lure of fishing together as a family this summer! This program is designed for families with kids ages 6 and up. The best part? All fishing equipment is provided and a fishing licence is not required for participants. To register, call 403-297-6561.
Cost:$15.00
Location:1440, 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.bowhabitat.alberta.ca
Back to School Supplies Drive.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Aug 15, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drop off new school supplies to support local students in need. Most needed items are pencils, erasers, pens, lined paper, white board markers, backpacks, and lined paper. Drop off at Sylvan NE (2220, 68 Street NE, #3), Sylvan SE (5126, 126 Avenue SE, #103), or Sylvan SW (5308, 17 Avenue SW, #3).
Location:Sylvan Learning Centres
Category:Free Events, Open House & Tours
Link:www.sylvanlearning.com
Firefighters Museum of Calgary Firecrackers Preschool Program.
> Thursday Aug 25, 2016 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Last Thursday of Every Month until December 2016. It runs twice a day from 10 to 11:30am and 1:30 to 3pm. The Firecrackers Preschool Program is a fun-filled preschool program that introduces basic fire safety concepts in a fun, engaging way! Kids will learn what to do when there’s a fire, go through a fire drill obstacle course, make a craft, read a story and play fun games! To register for the Firecrackers Preschool Program, visit the website below.
Category:Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgaryfiremuseum.com/firecrackers.html
August Surprise at Calaway Park.
Everyday from Aug 1, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
August Surprise at Calaway Park. What’s a birthday without a couple of surprises! Stay tuned to Calaway Park’s Facebook page to see these surprises come to life! For more information, visit the website.
Location:245033 Range Road 33
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.calawaypark.com
Dr. Seuss in the Park.
Every Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The University of Calgary’s Students’ Union Volunteer Services – Students for Literacy is once again presenting Dr. Seuss in the Park this summer! From June 25 to August 27, the group will set up a tent in Riley Park each Saturday between 11am and 3:30pm to get kids excited about books! There will also be crafts, games and face paint. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult, and the events are free!
Location:Riley Park (8 Ave. & 12 St. NW) in the Yellow Reading Tent
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Link:www.su.ucalgary.ca/event/dr-seuss-in-the-park/
The City of Calgary Ralph Klein Park Summer Drop-In Programs.
Everyday from Jul 5, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The City of Calgary Ralph Klein Park Summer Drop-In Programs. Safari into the underwater world of wetland wonders on Tuesdays. Learn cool clues for spotting and identifying feathered friends on Thursdays. Please, no day camp or day care groups larger than five kids. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Ralph Klein Park
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgary.ca/parks
TELUS Spark's Brainasium is Open Late for Summer.
Every Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This summer, The Brainasium will remain open until 8pm every Wednesday until August 31. After the rest of the building closes, head outside to enjoy the summer evening. Swing, climb, jump, and play while the sun begins to set. We recommend packing a picnic to enjoy outside at the tables. The cafe will be closed during this time. If you arrive after 5pm, admission to Park Nights is only $7. Subject to cancellation depending on weather. All other galleries, cafe, and store will be closed. Only The Brainasium will be open.
Location:TELUS Spark - 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun
Link:www.sparkscience.ca
Music in the Plaza at Heritage Park.
Every Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, July 6 to August 31: Music in the Plaza at Heritage Park Historical Village. Enjoy a family picnic and an outdoor concert in Heritage Town Square!
Location:1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
Movies on the Rise at St. Patrick's Island.
> Thursday Aug 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Movie on August 25: Top Gun. Experience outdoor cinema like never before at The Rise: a 9-metre high natural amphitheatre at the centre of the island. Join for an epic movie series including some selections for the whole family and others for a nostalgic adult night out. Please leave your chairs at home, as they won't work on the steep slope of The Rise. If you plan to drive, the St. Patrick's Island parking lot can only be accessed via the 12th St. Bridge from Inglewood. As always, it is best to access the island by foot, bike, and public transit. There is pedestrian access from East Village and Bridgeland via the George C. King Bridge.
Location:St. Patrick's Island, Calgary
Category:Parent's Night Out
Link:www.evexperience.com/new-events/2016/8/4/movies-on-the-rise

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