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February 14 & 15, 4 to 10pm and February 16, 4 to 7pm. Explore. Interact. Illuminate. Embrace winter with the family and get outdoors with GLOW. Enjoy quality time with loved ones in the crisp February night, and stay warm with delicious food, cozy drinks, and fun activities for all ages! Vote for your favorite ice carver and take a ride down the ice slide, then end the night with a drink at the Ice Lounge and take in the live music! Website.

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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
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
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.

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!





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Family Fun

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
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
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
Calgary Home + Garden Show.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
February 27: Noon to 9pm. February 28: Noon to 9pm. February 29: 10am to 9pm. March 1: 10am to 6pm. Avoid the Guesswork. Meet the Experts. Get expert advice for your next home project at the Calgary Home + Garden Show, February 27 to March 1. Don’t miss HGTV Canada celebrity contractor Bryan Baeumler, presented by RBC on February 28 & 29 for practical advice and inspiration. From kitchens and baths to flooring and landscaping, find great deals, new ideas, and inspiration for all your home and garden projects. Admission: Adults (13+): $16. Adults (13+) - Tickets Purchased Online: $14. Seniors (60+): $13. Seniors (60+) - Tickets purchased online: $11. Seniors (Friday before 5pm): $7. Free admission for children 12 and under.
Location:BMO Centre, Stampede Park: #20 Roundup Way SE
Category:Family Fun, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Westbrook Mall.
> Sunday Mar 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Westbrook Mall in Centre Court to celebrate International Women's Day! It’s all in support of female entrepreneurs (AKA womanpreneurs). With henna art available by donation to WINS, face painting, a photo booth, Spin to Win giveaways and more, this event is fun for the whole family!  This event will also include live acoustic-style musical performances by local female artists. Adoniaa Beauty will also be onsite providing mini makeovers.  Clothing donations will be accepted during this event to benefit Women In Need Society.   
Location:Westbrook Mall, Centre Court: 1200, 37 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances
Spring Rally in the Alley.
Everyday from Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 20 to 29; Spring Rally in the Alley. Spring is in the air and fun is on-hand at Gasoline Alley Museum! Enjoy automobile and sports-themed indoor games, crafts, and activities throughout the museum.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village - Gasoline Alley Museum: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
The Calgary Baby & Tot Show - for Bump, Baby & Beyond!.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
March 28, 9:30am to 5:30pm & March 29, 11am to 5pm. The Calgary Baby & Tot Show - for Bump, Baby & Beyond! A premier parenting event designed to put everything you need under one roof. Featuring local and national exhibitors showcasing the latest in apparel, services, products, and toys to assist parents and caregivers every step of the way. Join industry experts in the seminar theatre with educational presentations discussing everything from pregnancy to preschool! There will be interactive play areas, arts & crafts, and ongoing entertainment for the whole family! Admission is free for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:BMO Centre, Stampede Park: #20 Roundup Way SE, Hall D
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Frog & Toad.
Everyday from Apr 10, 2020 - May 2, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place April 10 to May 2; check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, A Year with Frog & Toad. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons. These two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe - all charm, A Year with Frog & Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. Rated K. Recommended for ages 3 and up. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
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
Alberta Ballet School Open House.
> Sunday Apr 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Alberta Ballet School for free dance classes, interactive story-time, ballet costume dress-up, and arts and crafts. This is a free family event and all ages are welcome. There will be free street parking too.
Location:Alberta Ballet School: 2nd Floor, West Annex, 906, 12 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Open House & Tours

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