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Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 at Heritage Park Historical Village

 

May 6 to 7 & May 12 to 14, 8:30am to 5pm. Day Out with Thomas™: The Friendship Tour 2017 at Heritage Park Historical Village! Day Out with Thomas™ is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities! To purchase tickets, call 1-888-222-6608 or 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, May 1
Guest:
Katie Domries, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Family Counsellor
Topic:
Whether parents like it or not, adolescents are viewing pornography - intentionally and accidentally - at increasing rates. Katie will provide expert advice on why it’s important to talk to your youth about pornography and a few key tips to keep in mind when doing so.

Monday, May 8
Guest: Dr. Farrah Sunderji, OD, of Eyedeology
Topic: My Tw/een wants to wear contact lenses, now what?! Dr. Sunderji will discuss the pros and cautions of purchasing contact lenses for your adolescent. 

Monday, May 15
Guest: Bryan Schaefer, Owner of School of Rock
Topic: Tune in and rock out! Bryan will discuss the benefits of putting your kids in groups and bands to learn music, and, in his opinion, why performance-based music education is better than traditional music lessons.

Monday, May 22 (May Long Weekend)
There will be no Global Morning Show.

Monday, May 29
Guest:
Josh Groen, Rhyme and Reason Early Learning
Topic: Move over, Mom! This segment is just for Dads! Looking for some 'dadvice'? Josh will provide his top dad parenting tips.






 

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Friday, April 28th, 2017

Daily Events

Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 19, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival. The 2017 Banff Centre Children’s Festival will feature De Temps Antan, Sheldon Casavant, and the Dancers of Damelahamid. To purchase tickets, call the Banff Centre Box Office at 1-800-413-8368, 1-403-762-6301, or visit the website. Explore the beauty of traditional culture through music, magic, dance, and visual arts at Banff Centre Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 20. With free or low-cost activities and live shows, Banff Centre Children’s Festival is a continent of imagination where children of all ages can explore some of Canada’s diverse cultures through contemporary art. The free activities at the Festival include: Storytelling, creativity rooms, circus school, family dance, and more! For full details, visit the website.
Location:The Banff Centre in Banff, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.banffcentre.ca
Sign Up for Hike for Hospice Calgary.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sign up for Hike for Hospice Calgary today, a Family-Friendly Walk through Fish Creek Provincial Park! The Hike takes place on Sunday, May 7 from 9am to Noon. All funds raised will support children and families coping with life-threatening illness or the death of someone close. Be a hero for grieving families. To sign up for this family-friendly walk or to make a donation, visit the website.
Location:Fish Creek Provincial Park
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.hospicecalgary.com
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival).
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (Calgary International Children's Festival), taking place May 24 to 27. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children. Explore and experience this Festival through puppetry, music, dance, theatre, author engagements, and more! There will also be free activities on Olympic Plaza adjacent to Arts Commons including storytelling, dance workshops, roving artists, magicians, face painting, creative activities and challenges, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.calgarykidsfest.ca
CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale - Book Donations.
Everyday from Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
If you really, truly loved them, let them go! Donate your used books to the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale. Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 28. Follow signs to the drop-off location. Tuesday to Thursday: 8am to 7:30pm. Fridays, 8am to 3pm. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, Readers Digest, Harlequin, Avon or Signet romances, magazines, or textbooks will not be accepted.
Location:Calgary Food Bank: 5000, 11 Street SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets
Link:http://calgaryreads.com/cbc-calgary-reads-big-book-sale-book-donations/
April 21 to May 6 - StoryBook Theatre Presents, Hana’s Suitcase.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Apr 21, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
April 21 to May 6; check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, Hana’s Suitcase. Based on a true story. A child’s suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. Painted on the side are the name, “Hana Brady, 1931,” and the word, “Orphan.” The children at the Centre and their teacher embark on a relentless search to uncover the story of Hana and her fate. Recommended for ages 10+. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.storybooktheatre.org
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
Link:http://sparkscience.ca/experience-telus-spark/events/startrek
Weekends: April 8 to 30 - Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Young King Arthur.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Weekends, April 8 to 30. Showtimes: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Young King Arthur. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Second Floor, Crossroads Market: 1235, 26 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.loosemoose.com
Trico Active Kids at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Fridays at 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm
This fun drop-in program for 6 to 10 year olds includes games, crafts, experiments, and sports. Register at Guest Services or through the website.
Location:11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Fun for Kids
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
Friday Night Salsa Dance Party at Southland Leisure Centre.
Everyday from Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 18, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission to the party includes a dance lesson (primary movements, rhythmic structure, posture, leading, and following), a social dance, and refreshments. No partner required! For ages 18+.
Location:2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Parent's Night Out
Youth Night at Southland Leisure Centre.
Fridays at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Come with friends and join in the Sport Hall for a variety of youth-exclusive sports including basketball, badminton, dodge ball, soccer and more. Weekly planned active activites are also available. If swimming is your thing, admission includes access to public swim in the waterpark.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Youth Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
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
Link:www.sharingdance.ca
April 28 & 29 - Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Broadway Knights: Andrew, Elton, and Paul.
Everyday from Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
April 28 & 29, 8pm; Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Broadway Knights: Andrew, Elton, and Paul. Experience the finest moments of 3 stellar careers: The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Cats, Billy Elliot and The Lion King, and timeless Beatles’ classics and beyond, as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra pays tribute to Broadway’s starry Knights. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:www.calgaryphil.com

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