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Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs between 8:15 and 8:45am.

Monday, March 2
Guests:
Nora Ansah & Kristin Pilon, Alberta Health Services
Topic: There are many things to do before your new baby arrives; how you will travel with your new baby is one of most important things to consider. There are many different types and brands of car seats available but you will specifically need a rear-facing car seat. A car seat provides the best protection for baby in a sudden stop or crash, a rear-facing car seat will protect your baby’s head, neck, and back. Also, it is required by law in Alberta to ensure your baby is in a properly-installed car seat. Tune in for expert tips on choosing a car seat, installing and harnessing your baby in the car seat that will help make every ride a safe ride!

Monday, March 9
Guest:
Soraya Lakhani, R. Psych., Yellow Kite Child Psychology
Topic: As social and digital media have increasingly become part of our lives, we know that children are frequently bombarded with imagery and criticism about weight, physical appearance, and ‘ideal’ body types. How can you foster a healthy body image in your kids? Tune in for expert advice.

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Fun for Kids

Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Jan 13, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2020 marks the 8th year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk! The king penguin colony heads out on the zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com
The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities.
Everyday from Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes Place Throughout February. The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities. Looking for something to do with family or friends, or looking for a fun new activity for your child? Check out the events and activities happening in a community near you! Winter is a great time to find something different to try.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
StoryBook Theatre Presents: The Neverending Story.
Everyday from Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place February 14 to March 14; check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, The Neverending Story. Hiding in a closet to avoid bullies, Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story or a vital part of it? Filled with spectacle and wondrous other-worldly creatures, this beautiful tale of the trials of childhood and the triumph of creativity will delight and inspire the whole family! Rated PG. Recommended for ages 8 and up. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Events - Dalhousie.
> Wednesday Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Come try a unique and new sport! Ages 7 to 14. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided. Register online - space is limited. Learn to play the Fencing way! (This event is aimed at increasing awareness to our accessible and flexible programs.)
Location:5432 Dalhart Road NW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
Fort Calgary Presents, Trivia Night.
> Thursday Feb 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Get your quiz-loving crew together for Trivia Night! Your favorite pub pastime is coming to the Fort to test you on everything from pop culture to current events. And, of course, one round will be dedicated to history fun facts about the site and our fascinating city (some of which you might be able to find in the museum exhibition, hint hint). Doors open at 7pm, Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Recommended group maximum: 4 people. Admission is free or by donation at the door, includes admission to the museum exhibition!
Location:Fort Calgary: 750, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:fortcalgary.com/events-calendar/fort-calgary-presents-trivianight
Rainbow Families YYC Playgroup.
> Saturday Feb 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Rainbow Families YYC for aplaygroup! The playgroup will be gathering in Room 2-05C in the Calgary Central Library. Rainbow Families YYC Playgroup is an informal event where children can play freely while their adults share the joys and challenges of parenting while LGBTQ2S+. Join for the entire two hours or drop in as schedules (and nap times) allow! Questions? Please don't hesitate to email rainbowfamiliesyyc@gmail.com
Location:Central Library: 800, 3 Street SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:instagram.com/rainbowfamiliesyyc/
Community Day at Glenbow Museum.
> Sunday Mar 1, 2020 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
With generous support from Chevron Canada, Glenbow Museum is opening their doors and inviting the whole city to come and experience all that Glenbow has to offer for free! Join in on a shared community experience with family, friends and neighbors.
Location:Glenbow Museum: 130, 9 Avenue SEm
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:glenbow.org/programs/community-day/
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Events - Lake Bonavista.
> Monday Mar 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Come try a unique and new sport! Ages 7 to 14. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided. Register online - Space is limited. Learn to play the Fencing way! (This event is aimed at increasing awareness to our accessible and flexible programs.)
Location:1404 Acadia Drive SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Events - North Glenmore Park.
> Tuesday Mar 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come try a unique and new sport! Ages 7 to 14. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided. Register online - Space is limited. Learn to play the Fencing way! (This event is aimed at increasing awareness to our accessible and flexible programs.)
Location:2231 Longridge Drive SW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Events - Cedarbrae.
> Tuesday Mar 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come try a unique and new sport! Ages 7 to 14. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided. Register online - space is limited. Learn to play the Fencing way! (This event is aimed at increasing awareness to our accessible and flexible programs.)
Location:11024 Oakfield Drive SW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Events - Scenic Acres.
> Thursday Mar 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come try a unique and new sport! Ages 7 to 14. Experienced Coaches. All equipment provided. Register online - space is limited. Learn to play the Fencing Way! (This event is aimed at increasing awareness to our accessible and flexible programs.)
Location:8825 Scurfield Drive NW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
Puppet Pop-Up: With Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
> Saturday Mar 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up workshop in a special partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks! Make an animal mask-body puppet with pre-scored cardboard templates, a bit of paint, markers, and décor materials. Choreograph some moves and dance the Carnival of the Animals! Film an indie video. No need to be a dancer or a puppeteer! Everybody welcome. Best for ages 6+.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: 111, 12 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:puppetpopup.eventive.org/schedule/puppet-pop-up-with-decidedly-jazz-danceworks-1-3pm-5e4c5d93c1d4ea0029b13fb3
Puppet Pop-Up: With Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
> Saturday Mar 7, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up workshop in a special partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks! Make an animal mask-body puppet with pre-scored cardboard templates, a bit of paint, markers, and décor materials. Choreograph some moves and dance the Carnival of the Animals! Film an indie video. No need to be a dancer or a puppeteer! Everybody welcome. Best for ages 6+.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: 111, 12 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:puppetpopup.eventive.org/schedule/puppet-pop-up-with-decidedly-jazz-danceworks-10am-12pm-5e4c5b7ef00f470031aca9a8
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Events - MidSun.
> Saturday Mar 14, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come try a unique and new sport! For ages 7 to 14. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided Register online - space is limited. Learn to play the Fencing way! (This event is aimed at increasing awareness to the accessible and flexible programs.)
Location:50 Midpark Rise SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
Fencing Calgary - Free One-Time Try Fencing Event - MidSun.
> Saturday Mar 14, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come try out a unique and new sport! For ages 7 to14. Experienced coaches. All equipment provided. Register online - space is limited. Learn to play the fencing way!
Location:50 Midpark Rise SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:fencingcalgary.com/try-fencing-events/
We Create It! Children's Creativity Sale.
> Saturday Mar 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come on out and enjoy a creative sale where kids (ages 5 to 14) have a chance to sell their creative works of art, comics, crafts, baking, and other items! Tables are $5 and kids are encouraged to sell items under $10. If your child would like a table for $5, email adam@wediditschoolagecare.com to register.
Location:St. Louis Hotel in East Village: 430, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:wediditschoolagecare.com/workshops-events/
It's Shamrock O'Clock.
> Saturday Mar 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Click your heels and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early at the market! The Calgary Farmers' Market will be turning a wee bit Irish and having a shamrockin’ good time with Irish dancing and fiddlers. And don’t forget to catch the luck o’ the Irish games and balloons! 10am: Ian Gott Irish Dance Academy. 11am: Luck O' The Irish Games and Balloons. 1pm: Bow Valley Fiddlers.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/st-patricks-day
SUPERTRAIN 2020.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calgary Model Railway Society presents Canada's Biggest and Best Annual Model Train Show! A fun, affordable event for the whole family! Lionel, Lego, Thomas, Children's Play Area, and much more. Over 65,000 sq. ft. of operating model railroad layouts, displays, hobby shops, model manufacturers, railroad art, photos, live demos for beginners, ride-on trains, garden railroads. At least 8 Food Trucks on-site all weekend. Free parking at Genesis Centre and McKnight-Westwinds C-Train Station with Free shuttle, or take the CTrain to SUPERTRAIN (Saddletowne Station). Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Calgary Food Bank and receive a dollar off admission.
Location:Genesis Centre: 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:supertrain.ca

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