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August 11 to 14: Taste of Calgary. Join for Calgary’s best outdoor food and beverage festival! Takes place at Eau Claire Market. For more information, visit the website.

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 8:25am on Mondays.

Monday, July 4
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: School’s Out for Summer! Need some great ideas to frolic the day away? Ellen will provide her top picks for family fun in the sun.

Monday, July 11
Guest: Joe Davies, TELUS Spark, the New Science Centre
Topic: Tune in for a crazy science experiment with some stampede-inspired summer eats! Joe will demonstrate how freezing food in liquid nitrogen can change the properties of the food so it can be smashed like glass! TELUS Spark will be cooling things down with a liquid nitrogen science bite. Joe will also talk about the other live science demonstrations and science bites that TELUS Spark does every day.

Monday, July 18
Guest: Liz Deneer, Centering Pregnancy (The Alex Community Health Centre)
Topic: Attention Parents-to-Be: Looking for a fantastic and free family resource to prepare for your new babe? Tune in for expert advice on the benefits of group prenatal care, how it will benefit your new bundle of joy and how you can join today.

Monday, July 25
Guest: Alex Stanwyck, Manager, SummitU & SK4U 
Topic: What is the High Five Standard, and what are some key questions to ask yourself when choosing the best child care, sports programs and coaches for your child? Tune in for Alex's expert advice.

Saturday, July 30
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: There’s only one month left of carefree days of summer fun for you and your kids. Need help selecting your next family local adventure? Tune in for Ellen’s choice choices.


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Daily Events

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
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
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
Kayben Farms is Open July to October.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 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
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
‘The CAST’ Performs The Drowsy Chaperone .
Everyday from Jul 17, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
‘The CAST’ Performs The Drowsy Chaperone at Lunchbox Theatre. Presented by the Youth Singers of Calgary. For more information and to view show times, visit the website.
Location:Lunchbox Theatre
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
26th Annual Historic Calgary Week.
Everyday from Jul 22, 2016 - Aug 1, 2016 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chinook Country Historical Society is pleased to present the 26th Annual Historic Calgary Week. Join and celebrate the rich history, culture and community of Calgary and area with more than 60 events over 11 days - Friday, July 22 to Monday, August 1! Enjoy neighborhood concerts, walks, talks and explore museums, heritage buildings, cemeteries, parks, libraries and archives. All events are free of charge with one exception: Donations are gratefully appreciated. For full details, visit the website below or the CCHS Facebook page.
Location:Calgary and Area
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events
Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Mondays at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mondays, two times available: 9:30 to 10:30am and 10:45 to 11:45am. Explore movement with your child 18 months+ on apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor present to assist. Register at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Family Fishing Clinic at Bow Habitat Station.
Every Thursday, Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays & Saturdays in July: 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.
Location:1440, 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun
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
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Mondays at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mondays, 1 to 3pm. Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre. Sample Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts/crafts, circle time. For ages 3 to 5. Pre-book your space by the day prior: 403-648-6558. For more information: 403-648-6550.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
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
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

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