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January 17, noon to 9pm; January 18, 10am to 9pm; and January 19, 10am to 6pm. Top features will include a DIY-themed day on Friday, all things reno and décor on Saturday, and top tips for sustainability and energy-saving on Sunday. Catch exciting presentations from The City of Calgary’s Jenn Crack and Calgary’s own Pete the Plumber on the Main Stage and visit Calgary’s award-winning designers and experts for all of your home improvement inspiration and how-tos! Purchase tickets online and save $2. 

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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, January 27
 Maureen Khallad, Director of The Think Sun Preschool Academy
Topic: There is much more to preparing your preschooler than numbers and ABCs. One of the most important skills your preschooler needs are adequate fine motor skills. Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child’s hands, fingers, and wrists. Why is developing fine more skills in your preschooler important and how can you develop these skills at home? Tune in for expert advice and fun activities you can do. 

Monday, February 3
Ellen Percival, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Looking for surefire ways to have fun with the kids and cure your family's cabin fever in February? Tune in for Ellen's top activities! 

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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
SnowDays in Banff National Park.
Everyday from Jan 15, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place January 15 to 26. The magical allure of Banff and Lake Louise is yours to discover. Alongside its world-class skiing and astounding wilderness, the essence of mountain culture comes to life during SnowDays, a vibrant winter festival. Warm up to winter with international ice carving competitions, snow sculpture exhibitions, the invigorating SnowDays Play Zone, and much more! To check out the full schedule of SnowDays events, visit the website.
Location:Banff National Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Chinese Lunar New Year Festival.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
January 24, 4 to 9pm & January 25 & 26, 10am to 6pm. Join the Chinese Cultural Centre as they celebrate the Lunar New Year transitioning from the Year of the Pig to the Year of the Rat! This Festival features lion dances, firecrackers, lantern displays, games, handicrafts, and much more! Admission is free!
Location:Chinese Cultural Centre: 197, 1 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Marlborough Mall: Chinese New Year 2020.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come out to Marlborough Mall for a Chinese New Year Celebration! To celebrate the Year of the Rat, there will be special performances, a photo booth with traditional garments by the Chinese Community Service Association (CCSA), kids crafts, and more! This free event takes place by the Family Park and Food Court. 
Location:Marlborough Mall: 433 Marlborough Way NE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Silver Springs 14th Annual LEGO Competition.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is a free, fun, family event! Entry information available at Free public viewing from 12 to 3pm. Check out the awesome entries. Take part in competitions, and vote for your favorite adult entry!
Location:Silver Springs Community Association: 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Share the Warmth.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:45 pm
Share the Warmth! Join the Calgary Farmers' Market for a day of fun. There will be doughnut decorating, a magic show, and snap a photo with Olaf & Princess Anna! 10am to 1:30pm: To ensure everyone stays warm this winter, bring a new winter clothing item/accessory or a $5 cash donation to Inn From the Cold. You will receive a voucher to decorate a 3-bite Jelly Modern Doughnut (while supplies last). 10am to 2pm: Olaf will be hanging out with his best friend, Princess Anna, and taking selfies with their fans. 2 to 2:45pm: Calgary’s favorite magician, Christopher Cool, will be performing a fun Frosty magic show! Catch his very 'cool' show on the main stage. Most-needed items include new coats, snow pants, gloves, hats and snow boots for toddlers to adults.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Peppa Pig & PJ Masks Preschool Event.
> Saturday Jan 25, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join for play and storytime inspired by your child's favorite preschool characters! Book readings begin at 10 and 11am. Playtime and activities to follow each reading. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Peppa Pig Chinese lantern make-and-take or complete a PJ Masks activity book! Plus, kids can play with fun, interactive Peppa and PJ Masks toys and parents can enter the in-store ballot contest for a chance to *win a prize! *In-store only. No purchase necessary. Must be over 13 to enter. Contest closes January 25. Full contest details available in-store.
Location:Toys R Us
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, The Three Pigs.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Showtimes are Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays, 1 & 2pm, from February 1 to 23. Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, The Three Pigs. Tickets are $14 with group rates available! To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Loose Moose: Second Floor, Crossroads Market: 1235, 26 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
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
Bowness WinterFest.
> Saturday Feb 8, 2020 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come to this carnival-style Winter Celebration with the whole family! WinterFest will have awesome attractions like zorb bowling, bouncy castles, crafts, carnival games, prizes, snacks, and special guests. Get your tickets early for a discount. Tickets go on sale January 6 at the BCA office.
Location:Bowness Community Association: 7904, 43 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Dive-In Movie at Southland Leisure Centre.
> Saturday Feb 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 8, 6:30 to 8:30pm; Dive-In Movie at Southland Leisure Centre. Settle in for a night at the movies in the water park! Rent the tubes, bring your own flotation device, lounge poolside, or watch from the water. You’ll enjoy a great film and even better time with friends, family, and neighbors. For upcoming movie titles, visit the Facebook Page.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 D Southland Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Mad Science® Dig Those Dinosaurs Preschool Workshop.
> Saturday Feb 8, 2020 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mad Science® Dig Those Dinosaurs Preschool Workshop. Examine real fossil casts and the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Each child will also stain their very own fossilized T-Rex tooth to keep! Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library. Presented by Mad Science®. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library Website.
Location:Village Square Library: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids
Family Quest at Heritage Park.
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Takes place February 13 to 17. Family Quest at Heritage Park. Bring the whole family down to Gasoline Alley Museum and take on some classic racing games and activities. Assemble and race custom vehicles, take a spin on the ever-popular RC raceway, play games, and explore the museum!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
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
> Saturday Feb 15, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kick off Alberta’s Family Fishing Weekend with free outdoor family fun and reduced admission to the Discovery Centre, $5 (+tax) per person. The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery will be open for this event! Hatchery entry and fish feeding is included in the cost of Discovery Centre admission. Visit Investigation Stations to learn about fish and winter recreation in Alberta! Investigation stations are open from 10am to 4pm. Last Admission to the Discovery Centre at 3:15pm. Please leave strollers at home or in your vehicle during this event.
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440, 17a Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
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
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

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