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Calgary Maple Fest des Sucre at Heritage Park - March 4 & 5

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March 4 & 5, 10am to 5pm: Celebrate French Canadian, Métis, and First Nations culture. Enjoy Folkloric music and dances, demonstrations, workshops, storytelling and exhibits, a traditional sugar shack meal, maple taffy on snow, plus outdoor activities and games for the whole family! Free for kids 5 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, 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, February 6
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: February is full of family fun! Tune in for Ellen’s top picks for celebrating Valentine’s Day, the Family Long Weekend, and more!

Monday, February 13
Guest: Marina Agafonov, R. Psych. (Provisional), Serenity Now Wellness Centre
Topic: Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love old - and young. When your teen falls in love, as a parent you may wonder: What they have fallen into? Marina will provide expert advice on how to talk to your teen about healthy relationships.

Monday, February 20
Guest: Nada, Engineering For Kids
Topic: Engineering and robotics tend to be complicated subjects for kids - and parents alike. How can you teach your child about engineering and robotics in an educational and fun way? Enter Edward’s out-of-this-world demonstration on a make-at-home bottle rocket launch! Now your family can have have a blast learning and creating science in your own home.

Monday, February 27
Guest: Mike Sornberger, R. Psych., Hull Services
Topic: Has your child hit a middle-of-the-school-year slump? Mike will provide expert advice on how to get your child back on track in their education so they can make the grade!

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Daily 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 (walking and up) using different apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor will be present to assist. Register at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Feb 4, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is coming to Calgary’s science centre February 4 to June 4! Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to lifelong fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Parent's Night Out
Free Nature Discovery Drop-In Program at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
Every Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 - Mar 14, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bring the kids for an exciting morning of learning and discovery at The City of Calgary’s free nature drop-in program in the historic Colonel Walker House. Designed for children 3 to 12 years old, these fun and interactive sessions will explore three themes: City Critters, Busy Bugs, and Plant Power, using games, art and stories. Program themes will rotate on a weekly basis. The Nature Discovery Drop-in program runs on Tuesdays from February 7 to March 14, 2017, at 10am to Noon. Registration is not required. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Program location is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Note: Due to limited staffing and supplies, please no daycare, day home or home school groups of more than five children. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (Colonel Walker House): 2425, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Mondays 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
Sharing Dance Free Dance Classes at Decidedly Jazz.
Every Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 - May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Want to learn fun, uniquely Canadian choreography? Here’s your chance. Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 2), the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is offering free dance classes weekly. Dancers of all ages and abilities wanted! No experience required! Rehearsals will prepare you to shine in community performances across Canada beginning June 2. This is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun. Gather your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance and to register for free classes, visit the website below.
Location:Studio 4, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks - 111, 12 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances

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