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The Calgary International Children's Festival

May 25 to 28 - The Calgary International Children's Festival!
Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children with the 2016 KidsFest! Let your imagination soar to the stars and beyond with exciting, critically-acclaimed performances like Celestial Being, starring a young girl who dreams of traveling into space; Morgan's Journey, an endearing story of a clown's childhood; Doktor Kaboom, a (slightly) mad scientist who will electrify your world; and the beloved Canadian children's entertainer, Fred Penner. Tickets to all performances are just $17 and include a full day of free outdoor shows and activities! Get your tickets today at www.calgarykidsfest.ca or call the Box Office at 403-294-9494.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25a.m. on Mondays and 8:43a.m. on Saturdays.

Monday, May 2
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: Here Comes Summer - Get Out and Play! Our May/June issue is on stands now. Ellen will discuss some of the highlights of our new issue including choosing the perfect summer camp for your kid, parenting through the t/ween years and more!

Saturday, May 7
Guest: Karen Ung, Blogger, Playoutsideguide.com
Topic: From waterfalls to old growth trees to sculptures and bridges, there is something for everyone to explore in Calgary’s abundant parks! Karen will give us the inside scoop on the best local landmarks to explore for your next family adventure!

Monday, May 9
Guest: Kailyn Baum, Pedalheads
Topic: Helping your child learn to ride a bike for the first time can be tricky - and frustrating! What’s the difference between a child’s balance bike and training wheels, and what are the dos and don’ts of buying a new bike that safely fits your growing child? Kailyn will provide expert advice.

Saturday, May 14
Guest: Sheri Bruneau, Get It Together
Topic: Renovations are stressful enough, let alone when your family chooses to live in the home during the transformation. What are the dos and don’ts of surviving a family home reno? Tune in for Sheri’s expert advice.

Monday, May 16
Guest: Marina Agafonov, R. Psych. (Provisional), Serenity Now Wellness Center
Topic: Teen self-esteem is not as tricky as you might think. It’s actually quite easy to understand. Tune in for Marina’s top tips on boosting your teen’s self-esteem.

Saturday, May 21
Guest: Alexia Sabau, Junior Reporter for the Calgary International Children’s Festival
Topic: Alexia was the Junior Reporter on-site for the 2015 festival, interviewing performers, artists and generally covering the festival over the 4 days. She’ll be returning again this year and will speak to her fun and unique perspective on the Festival as a kid and give us some all-important Kidsfest survival tips.

Monday, May 23 (May Long Weekend)
There will be no Global Morning News Show.

Saturday, May 28
Guest: Catriona Le May Doan, Olympic Champion & Rep for Sport Calgary
Topic: Let’s Get Physical! All Sport One Day (on June 18) is an annual free day of sport discovery for kids ages 6 to 12. Participants include 14 facilities around Calgary offering over 50 sports and activities for youngsters to try! Catriona will fill us in on this exciting opportunity for your child to get active!

Monday, May 30
Guest: Nadine Gariepy-Fisk, Director, Programs and Services, Hospice Calgary
Topic: After a death, there are often many decisions regarding funeral/memorial services that need to be made fairly quickly. One common question is about whether or not it is appropriate for children to attend the service, and if so, what considerations need to be made? Tune in for Hospice Calgary’s expert advice.


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Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Daily Events

Calgary Performing Arts Festival.
Everyday from Apr 18, 2016 - May 7, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is one of the largest performing arts events in Calgary, and one of the largest amateur competitive festivals in North America! For more information, performance times and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts at MRU (Mount Royal University)
Category:Festivals & Fairs
Sunday Splash Swim at The City of Calgary Recreation.
Sundays at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday Splash Swin at The City of Calgary Recreation. Check your favorite swimming pool schedule. During Splash Swim, admission is $2 for adults, and $1 for kids and seniors. For pool schedules, visit the website.
Location:The City of Calgary Recreation
Category:Family Fun
Jan. 2 to Jun. 30 - Drop-In Jungle Gym at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Everyday from Jan 2, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
January 2 to June 30 at Various Times; Check Website for Schedule. Drop-In Jungle Gym at Village Square Leisure Centre. The Jungle Gym is perfect for your energetic little one and open for climbers, crawlers and jumpers all on a safe and soft surface. Adult supervision required. For ages 6 and up. Call 403-366-3900 or visit the website and search ‘jungle gym drop in’ on the Village Square Leisure Centre page; it is listed under ‘preschool.’
Location:2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Family Swim at Southland Leisure Centre .
Sundays at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enjoy the water park, including a trip to the AquaPlay structure. Adults must be accompanied by a child; all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Nearly New Spring/ Summer Consignment Sales Event.
Everyday from Apr 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Are you exhausted by the time it takes to sell your good quality clothing, toys and gear, and frustrated with how these outgrown items clutter your home? Interested in buying affordable items for yourself and your kids? Then check out the Nearly New Consignment Sales Event for women and kids; a two-day sales extravaganza on April 30 and May 1 at the Balzac Community Hall.
Location:Balzac Community Hall - 10075 Township Road 262, Balzac, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Free Events
March to May - TELUS Spark Material of the Season: Glass.
Everyday from Mar 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join daily in the Creative Kids Museum to explore this season's material through hands-on creativity. These activities vary daily and are perfect for children under 9 to do with their caregivers. All activities are included with membership or admission. From texture to thickness to transparency, explore the many properties of glass. Working with glass might be new for you, but taking a risk can help build confidence and skills.
Location:220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun
Herein We Dwell: Unexpected Images of Calgary in the 1890s.
Everyday from Feb 3, 2016 - May 29, 2016 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
A rare glimpse into the everyday life of 1890s Calgary is presented with little seen historical images of early neighborhoods and people. Guest curated by Peter Duthie, founder of Folio Gallery, former Exposure Photography Festival Chair and educator.
Location:Lougheed House - 707, 13 Avenue SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Goodnight Moon, the Musical.
> Sunday May 1, 2016 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Two show times: 11am & 2pm. StoryBook is excited to be bringing everyone’s favorite bedtime book vibrantly alive on stage in a full-length new musical. Watch as Bunny’s room magically comes alive as he dances and sings his way to sweet dreams through nursery rhyme scenes with dancing bears with chairs, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon and even a trip through the night sky with dancing constellations. Recommended for ages 3 and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
CRLC Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at VIVO, for Healthier Generations.
Everyday from Apr 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The theme for the 56th Annual Show is Amber. There will be over 35 dealers, a silent auction, exhibits, demonstrations and more! Fun for the whole family!
Location:VIVO, for Healthier Generations - 11950 Country Village Link NE
Category:Community Sales & Markets
Everyday from Jan 16, 2016 - May 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One of the world's most groundbreaking exhibitions is coming to TELUS Spark. BODY WORLDS Vital is your opportunity to see, first-hand, the connection between body and movement. Understand the impact that healthy choices and lifestyle changes have on our physical body and wel-lbeing through this amazing exhibition.
Location:TELUS Spark
Category:Family Fun
Saturdays & Sundays, April 9 to May 1 - Loose Moose Theatre for Kids Presents, Sherlock Junior.
> Sunday May 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
April 9 to May 1. Shows are on Saturdays at 1pm and on Sundays at 1pm & 3pm. Loose Theatre For Kids Presents, Sherlock Junior. To purchase tickets and for more information, call 403-265-5682 or visit the website.
Location:Second Floor of Crossroads Market - 235, 26 Avenue SE
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Symphony Sunday for Kids, Carnival of the Dinosaurs.
> Sunday May 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Journey back in time to the Jurassic world with Jay Ingram, science broadcaster and Calgary's Beakerhead co-founder, as he brings the story of the dinosaurs alive to the music of Canadian Composer Dean Burry. The Petting Zoo is at 2pm and the Concert is at 3pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Gymnastics Drop-In at Southland Leisure Centre.
Sundays at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jump, swing, balance, tumble, twist and turn! Fun for all ages.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
April 28 to May 1 - Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Everyday from Apr 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (Calgary Expo) is a four-day annual festival of all things pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, horror and more held each Spring at Stampede Park. There is so much to do: guests can browse hundreds of vendor booths and exhibits, attend workshops and panels featuring iconic artists and stars, grab new art from world-class creators and even meet their favorite heroes for a photo or autograph! Calgary Expo welcomes fans of all ages - adults, families, kids - to celebrate what makes them 'nerdy.' Come as you are, tuck your superman T-shirt under your jacket or cosplay as your favorite character. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Stampede Park - 1410 Olympic Way SE
Category:Family Fun, Youth Activities
April 22 to May 8 - Oliver! The Musical!.
Everyday from Apr 22, 2016 - May 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
April 22 (opening night; show is at 7:30pm) to May 8. Visit the website for all showtimes. Painted Fish Theatre Company is proud to present, OLIVER! THE MUSICAL. OLIVER! is the story of an orphan boy who runs away to join a band of London pickpockets led by an elderly mentor. With a quality cast of both children and adults, you will soon be tapping your toes and singing along with them as the story unfolds. With such musical hits such as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and Oom-Pah-Pah, OLIVER! was the first musical adaptation of a famous Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit. Praised by audiences alike, OLIVER! has been a worldwide success! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:La Cité des Rocheuses - 4800 Richard Road SW
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances

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