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Takes place November 24 to December 23 on Saturdays and Sundays. Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village. Experience the wonder and charm of an old-fashioned Christmas. Start your day with a pre-ticketed breakfast buffet, then enjoy a festive horse-drawn wagon ride, cookie decorating, crafts, shopping, and more! Tour the decorated homes, sing carols, and visit Old Saint Nick! Website.

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Monday, November 5
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Tune in for Ellen's top events in our great city for frosty family-friendly fun - indoors and out!

Monday, November 12
Guest: Jennifer Morton, STAR Co-Founder and Instructor, Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC)
Topic: Youth Singers of Calgary is passionate about the performing arts and their goal of accessibility. As a large choral-based organization, offering programming for ages three and up, YSC believes all young people deserve a chance to participate in the performing arts. YSC’s STAR (Special Talents in Arts and Recreation) provides a fun and interactive music experience to youth (ages nine and up) and young adults with cognitive delays. Tune in for full details about this incredible program and how you or your special needs child can take part and shine like a star! 

Monday, November 19
Guest:
Melanie Olorenshaw, Owner, Brilliant Beginnings
Topic: A baby's first words are music to a parent's ears. How does your baby acquire language, how can you help baby strengthen their communication skills, and how can you tell if your baby's speech and language development is on track? Tune in for Melanie's expertise on baby talk.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2018

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32nd Annual Art Market Art & Craft Sale at TELUS Convention Centre.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 15 to 18. Grab a friend, co-worker, or family member and join for the 32nd Annual Art Market! There will be over 200 professional artists showcasing their art and craft in one spot for four days only. Shop for delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, designer fashions, and more! Admission is free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. For full details, visit the website.
Cost:$12.00
Location:TELUS Convention Centre: 136, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:artmarketcraftsale.com/
StoryBook Theatre Presents, The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook.
Everyday from Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The year is 1977 and a 10-year-old Star Wars fan is trying to make sense of a new town and a new school. He discovers that Star Wars hasn’t just influenced his life but others around him, and new friendships are born from a common love for the iconic characters and their stories. This show is recommended for ages 10 and up. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Presented at Vertigo Studio Theatre: 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 16 to 18, 23 to 25 & November 30 to December 2. Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Plunge into the warm atmosphere that Christmas at Spruce Meadows evokes! There will be shopping in several indoor venues and select outdoor locations. Check website for hours of the Market. Tickets are $12 at the gate (adults/teens). Free for Seniors (+65) and children (12 and under). Save $2 on tickets by purchasing online in advance.
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.com
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market; indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift; and create memories with special activities! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Granary Road Buon Appetito.
> Saturday Nov 17, 2018 at 9:30 am - 5:30 am
Takes place November 17 and 18. Granary Road Goes Italian! Join for Italian vendor specials and features, including Olive Oil tasting at Soffritto, Charcuterie Draws from Luc’s European Meat & Cheese, Italian Wine & Pasta Pairings, Young DaVinci Painting Classes, and more! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:granaryroad.com/events
Silver Springs Crafter's Market.
> Saturday Nov 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Over 40 tables of unique jewelry, cards, barnwood signs, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, pebble artwork, stained glass, rope baskets, baby accessories, art cards, upcycled items, tree decorations, and more! Hot lunch, coffee, tea, baking available for purchase. Items accepted for Calgary Food Bank.
Location:5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Free Events
Link:silverspringscommunity.ca
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop.
> Saturday Nov 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop. Brought to you by the Calgary Public Library. Takes place at the Crowfoot Library. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library's website.
Location:Crowfoot Library: 8665 Nose Hill Drive NW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Rumpelstiltskin.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Takes place November 3 to 25; showtimes are on Saturdays at 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Rumpelstiltskin! Loose Moose is located on the second floor of Crossroads Market. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Loose Moose Theatre For Kids: 1235, 26 Avenue SE.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:loosemoose.com
Youth Night at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Saturdays at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Youth Night at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Friday nights are youth night! Youth ages 10 to 17 can drop in for floor hockey, dodgeball, basketball, and other fun activities. Supervised.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Youth Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
Dive-In Movie at Southland Leisure Centre.
> Saturday Nov 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Lounge poolside or watch from the water. Enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors. Concession and popcorn will be available. Nightly door prizes. Check Southland's Facebook page for movie titles.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:facebook.com/southlandleisurecentre
Chotto Desh.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
There are multiple showtimes from November 14 to 18. Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company, and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster, have adapted Khan’s much-loved production for children aged 7+ and their families. Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland,’ draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a magical, thrilling, and poignant dance theatre experience for families to enjoy together. Presented by Springboard Performance, StoryBook Theatre, and Taylor Centre Concert Season. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$30.00
Location:Bella Concert Hall & Wright TheatreTaylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:taylorcentre.ca/All-Events/chotto-desh.htm

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