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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 8:43am on Saturdays.

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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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Daily Events

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
Drop-In Playtime at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Tuesdays at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11am. A parent-led time for you to have fun with your little one, walking and up. A qualified instructor will bring out fun equipment, provide ideas and help with safety and skill development.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Gardening With Your Child at the Jungle Farm.
> Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a day for just you and your children to enjoy gardening at The Jungle Farm. There will be different hands-on stations to learn about gardening, bugs, flowers and farm animals. This event sells out fast! Register on Eventbrite.
Location:The Jungle Farm - 7 minutes north of Innisfail
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Storytime in Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park Historical Village.
Tuesdays at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hear classic stories: Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, Curious George and Peter Rabbit too!. Other activities include train play table, tricycle track and classic games area!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village
Category:Playtime & Story Time
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
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
Terrific Tuesdays at Southland Leisure Centre.
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join for 50 per cent off regular admission (water park access at 7pm). For more information, visit the website.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities

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