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Parents Only! The Rest, Regroup & Getaway Guide - 2018

The Rest, Relaxation & Getaway Guide. Parenting is a full-time job - we know! That doesn’t mean you can’t spend some time doing what you love. Take a course, class, or organize a special date with your sweetie or some friends doing something different.

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. 

FOR THE FOODIE

CHEFS PLATE

(chefsplate.com) delivers creative recipes, pre-prepared ingredients, and step-by-step cooking instructions to your doorstep in a refrigerated box.

CUISINE ET CHATEAU

(403-764-2665; cuisineandchateau.com) organizes culinary tours of France, cooking classes, and wine-tasting courses to help you develop your palate for all things French.

GRANARY ROAD PUBLIC MARKET

(403-453-7623; granaryroad.com) is a year-round artisanal goods market with local produce, cheese, chocolates, and more perfect for crafting a date night at home!

ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP

(various locations; italiancentre.ca) has loads of regional delicacies to help get you inspired in the kitchen!

SAIT

(sait.ca) offers a huge variety of classes through their continuing education department including regional food basics (Thailand, Vietnam, France, etc.), kitchen fundamentals like knife skills and sauce-making, and fun courses like cake decorating, cooking with cheese, and fondue.

IF YOU LOVE TO DANCE

ABSOLUTE DANCE STUDIO

(403-210-0188; absolutedanceinc.com) offers a range of different dance classes for adults including ballet, hip hop, and burlesque.

DECIDEDLY JAZZ DANCEWORKS

(403-245-3533; decidedlyjazz.com) offers a range of modern and cultural dance styles such as West African, Krump, Hip Hop, Bollywood, and Belly Dance.

EVOLUTIONS SCHOOL OF DANCE

(403-819-0758; evolutionsdance.com) offers fun, motivating adult classes which are a great way to maintain or get into shape. Various styles and session lengths are available for a variety of interests, and they offer weekday classes during the lunch hour to accommodate a variety of schedules and needs.

FREE HOUSE DANCE PLUS LTD.

Phone: 403-282-0555
Website: http://freehousedance.com

You won’t even feel like you’re exercising as you shimmy and shake across the dance floor, learning new steps and increasing your physical confidence. Dance is a fun and social way to stay fit for people of all ages and provides great health benefits, increases endurance, flexibility, and balance. With the range of classes we offer, there is sure to be something to suit your taste and schedule. And it’s a lot more fun than a gym workout!

FUN & FITNESS OPTIONS FOR ADULTS

BIG FUN PLAY CENTRE

(bigfunplay.ca) is fun for adults, too! Come and ‘Wipe Out’ at North America’s largest indoor inflatable park!

CALGARY CLIMBING CENTRE

(various locations; calgaryclimbing.com) offers drop-in climbing, a new ClimbPark with 21 vertical climbing elements, and lessons.

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION (THE)

Get active with a fitness class, get creative with an art program, or get into the swing of things in a dance class. We have more than 20 recreation locations that offer a wide variety of drop-in and registered programs. Change it up and try something new! #GetMovingYYC

INJANATION

(587-353-4652; injanation.com) has an indoor ninja course, trampoline park, climbing walls, and more! Love American Ninja Warrior? So do they!

MARTIAL ARTS

MASTER RIM’S TAEKWONDO (various locations; masterrim.com), BLACK BELT JUNG’S TAEKWONDO (403-800-9005; masterjung.com), and RED PHOENIX TAE KWON DO AND MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE (403-277-7937; redpx.com) offer high-quality martial arts lessons for all ages and skill levels.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

(403-233-8393; repsolsportcentre.com) offers nutrition counselling, personal training, and a wide variety of drop-in and registered fitness classes.

TOPS® - TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

(403-274-7554; tops.org) is dedicated to helping members take off - and keep off - pounds sensibly. If you need a little extra help and support to reach your health and wellness goals, TOPS® is an affordable and dependable option.

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

(403-278-7542; tricocentre.ca) offers registered programs and drop-in activities for everyone.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY KINESIOLOGY

Phone: 403-220-7749
Website: ucalgary.ca/knes

University of Calgary Kinesiology offers programs, services, and facilities through Active Living which promote healthy, active lifestyles.

VECOVA

(403-210-1836; vecova.ca) offers a wide variety of drop-in classes in the water and on land, including a range of classes for guests with limited mobility.

YMCA CALGARY

(various locations; YMCACalgary.org) has been helping its members reach their health and wellness potential since 1902! They offer a variety of aquatics, athletics, sports, dance, martial arts, and mind/body classes.

FOR THE MUSICALLY-INCLINED

SECOND CHANTS

(youthsingers.org/register/second-chants) is the adult recreational division of Youth Singers. It’s a non-auditioned choir with a healthy balance of fun, friendship, and music-making.

MUSIC LESSONS FOR ADULTS

There are tons of great businesses offering a wide variety of music lessons for adults, including ALLEGRO MUSIC (403-254-0494), LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSON CENTRES (various locations; long-mcquade.com), DE WAAL MUSIC STUDIO (403-263-3339; dewaalmusic.com) and KEYBOARD ACADEMY OF MUSIC (various locations; keyboardacademy.ca)

RHYTHM OF THE ROCKIES

(rhythmoftherockies.org) is an award-winning women’s chorus which meets weekly for practices and does several performances and competitions throughout the year. Learn how to sing in four-part harmony with a diverse repertoire of jazz, pop, swing, and ballads!

HOMES & COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS

ATTAINABLE HOMES CALGARY (AHC)

Phone: 403-265-9935
Email: sales@attainyourhome.com
Website: http://attainyourhome.com

The dream of homeownership is within reach! We provide down payment assistance to hard-working middle-income Calgarians so they can own a home. And you can own a home by Christmas time. Imagine hosting family and friends in your new townhome or apartment condo. With homes all over the city in a variety of prices, we can help bring your dream into reality!

BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL

Phone: 403-231-8900
Website: http://livebrookfield.ca

Brookfield Residential believes every day is the perfect day to come together, create meaningful connections, and enjoy even the simplest moments in life. That’s why for over 60 years, we’ve been crafting homes and communities that make you feel like you’ve found the place you truly belong. And when you finally find the best place to call home, you’ll want to celebrate it every day.

LEGACY

Expertly planned and beautifully built, Legacy offers timeless living for any stage of life. Complete with an extensive selection of homes from Calgary’s top builders, Legacy features nearby amenities such as a newly-opened shopping district, several fully rubberized playgrounds, and schools for every age. Legacy is an all-inclusive community built for a lifetime of memories.

QUALICO COMMUNITIES CALGARY

Phone: 403-253-3311
Website: http://qualicocommunitiescalgary.com

Qualico Communities has been in the home building and land development industry for over 65 years and is based out of Winnipeg. Qualico creates legacy communities that inspire pride, enrich lives, and endure in value. Current active Qualico Communities include Evanston, Redstone, Crestmont West, Crestmont View, Silverado, Harmony in Springbank, and Ravenswood in Airdrie. Upcoming communities include Dawson’s Landing in Chestermere, Rivercrest in Cochrane.

PARENT ESCAPES & EXCURSIONS

BRAGG CREEK

(visitbraggcreek.com) is a short but pretty road trip away from Calgary. It’s a hamlet filled with personality, unique galleries and shops, restaurants, and a vintage backcountry feel - a lovely day out!

CALGARY CLIMBING CENTRE

(403-252-6778; calgaryclimbing.com) offers multiple locations early-morning and late-night climbing times to accommodate your schedule. Drop-in or take a beginner’s class and try something new!

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

(403-571-0849; calgaryphil.com) is a great date-night option if you want to get out and listen to some world-class performances!

THE CALGARY ZOO

(calgaryzoo.com) is a great place to take your kids out for a walk in their stroller, but it’s also a good spot for a couple’s night out. Zoolights runs from the end of November all the way to January, so book a sitter and enjoy a romantic night under the lights!

FRONT ROW CENTRE PLAYERS

(frontrowcentre.ca) is a theatre company specializing in high-energy musical theatre and Broadway productions for only $25 a ticket. Next year’s offerings will include Evita, Grease, Avenue Q, and the Wedding Singer - they’re always a joy to watch and are well worth supporting!

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

(403-268-8500; heritagepark.ca) offers some really unique adult classes throughout the winter months. Learn how to cook a 1940s feast, use a spinning wheel, work a team of horses, make beeswax cosmetics, and much more!

ESCAPE ROOMS

COGNITO (cognitoescape.ca), AMAZE (amazecalgary.com), ESCAPE HOUR (escapehour.ca), and CONFINED (confined.ca) are just some of the many unique ‘escape room’ experiences for large or small groups in Calgary. Ranging in difficulty from a 1 percent success rate to over 60 percent, these rooms will stretch your brain, and are a totally immersive (sometimes scary!) evening out.

LOCKED ROOM (THE)

Phone: 587-387-2337
Email: bookings@thelockedroom.ca
Website: http://thelockedroom.ca

A group of entertainment facilities perfect for date night (and bring the family back later). The Locked Room: Calgary’s first interactive escape rooms (3- to 10-person groups) with 3 facilities and 13 rooms to choose from. Archery Games: Action-packed indoor archery tag (up to 20 people per game). Axe Games: 8-lane axe throwing venue (up to 40 people). Fully licensed offering food and drinks.

LOOSE MOOSE

(loosemoose.com) holds weekly improv shows at their theatre in Crossroads Market. Calgary is the home of theatre sports and Loose Moose is internationally-renowned for the quality of its improv actors! For showtimes, visit the website.

MOUNTAIN VIEW BOWL

(403-249-0858; mountainviewbowling.com) has a fun ‘50s vibe for a retro date night, or try their glow-in-the-dark bowling. Call to book your lane ahead, as it often fills up on weekends

THE REC ROOM

(587-535-6077; therecroom.com) is an awesome date spot for couples or friends who love arcades. They have great food, arcade games, and more with a distinctly adult-friendly vibe.

STUDIO BELL, HOME OF THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

(nmc.ca) has traveling exhibitions, programs, shows, and more to explore year-round. They offer occasional $10 date nights on Tuesdays and other special events. For more information, check the website.

TELUS SPARK

(403-817-6800; sparkscience.ca/adults) has an adults-only evening every second Thursday of the month, every month. There’s a fully licensed bar, science talks and demonstrations, and you’re free to play with the exhibits without pushing kids out of the way!

THEATRE CALGARY

(theatrecalgary.com) is a professional theatre company which consistently creates high-quality, thought-provoking productions of either new plays or old favorites. Always a great night out for theatre fans!

VIN GOGH PAINT & SIP STUDIO

(403-475-4644; vingogh.ca) offers step-by-step ‘paint along’ classes which come with a glass of wine and all materials provided. It’s a great way to spread your wings and experiment with new painting techniques (even if you’re not artistically inclined!).

BOARD GAME CAFES

HEXAGON (thehexcafe.com/calgary), PIPS (pipscafe.com), METAL GALAXY (metal-galaxy.com), and BOXCAR (boxcarcafe.ca) offer board gaming either by the hour or included with a food purchase. It’s a great group activity - just like having your friends over for the evening, but you don’t need to pick up any toys or clean your kitchen first!

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