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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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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, January 13
Guest: Stacie Gaetz, Regular Contributor to Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Although the financial ‘holiday hangover’ can leave you dreading your bank statement in January, it doesn’t mean your family has to be stuck at home this winter! From free meals to low-cost movies and more, Calgary has many budget-friendly activities for children that will keep your family entertained - and your bank account intact. Tune in for Stacie's top-rated activities.

Monday, January 20
Guest:
Elsbeth Mehrer, Chief External Relations Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary
Topic: Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary unveiled its newly-renovated space called the Rutledge Hangar Hub. The Hub celebrates inclusion; at each of the main entrance doors, there are large rainbow pride and trans flags to welcome all. Tune in for details on the Hubs's exclusive programs offered to children and youth in this one-of-a-kind space!

Monday, January 27
Guest:
 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. 

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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Saturday, July 20th, 2019

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The City of Calgary Recreation Fun Summer Activities.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
If you’re 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! From Mobile Adventure Playgrounds to Music and Theatre in the Park, from Community Mobile Skateparks to Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play, there are hundreds of activities to choose from! To find schedules and locations, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
Calgary Public Library Ultimate Summer Challenge 2019.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join the Calgary Public Library for hundreds of programs, plus a chance at awesome prizes! Kids and families can read (or be read to) to complete their Challenge Map for prizes and attend Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. For teens, there’s the Ultimate Summer Challenge Teen Takeover, with new online challenges every week! To register, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarylibrary.ca/summer
Fiestaval Latin Festival.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
July 19 & 20, 11am to 11pm and July 21, 11am to 10pm. Enjoy performers, authentic Latin food vendors, Latin entertainment, international Latin bands, an international dance showcase, an amazing kids’ area, and more!
Location:Olympic Plaza: 228, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:fiestaval.ca
Lougheed House Garden Festival.
Everyday from Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 at 12:45 am - 12:00 pm
The Beltline community’s annual free Garden Festival at Lougheed House gets bigger and better this year, with six days of unique events, including Dog Pawrades, outdoor concerts, DJs, beer garden, family theatre, music, dancing, comedy, tours, and more. The Garden Festival launches on Saturday, July 20 with three Dog Pawrades (MC: CBC Calgary’s Jenny Howe), four outdoor concerts by Calgary’s most captivating bands, the raising of the Métis flag (our current exhibit is From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, Past and Present), a beer garden (dogs welcome, & sponsored by Last Best Brewery and Trolley 5 Brewpub), free admission to Lougheed House, food trucks, and hands-on games & crafts for kids of all ages. The Festival offers performances by Ghost Keeper, Rondel Roberts Band, Leo Dumont, GP Family Theatre, K.P. Smith & Natalie Gauthier, DJ MollyFi, juggler Jeffrey Olynek, DJ CatFishtheWizard, Calgary Métis Cultural Dancers and Foothill Jiggers, magician Malcolm Russell, and more. To register your dog for the Parade ($5 entry fee), visit the website.
Location:Lougheed House: 707, 13 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:lougheedhouse.com/gardenfest-july-20/#today-schedule
Granary Road Wristband Promo.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 at 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Come to Granary Road July 20th and July 21st! When you purchase 2 Admissions, you get 1 Free!
Cost:$15.00
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W, M.D. of Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:granaryroad.com
Popping Up in the West Location on July 20.
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Calgary Farmers' Market just can't wait to open their second location in northwest Calgary, so they're popping up in Greenwich May to September. They'll be kicking off the excitement of having farm-fresh ingredients available to Calgary's west end with a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Pick up amazing ingredients, enjoy live music, see yourself in a fun new light with Garry Peck's caricatures, and visit the balloon artist, too! For more details and directions, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at Greenwich
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/pop-up-market-at-greenwich-july-20
Creekfest - Your Local Parks Day Event.
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Friends of Fish Creek invite you and your family to the 9th annual Creekfest! This festival is part of the Watershed Stewardship Campaign, designed to inform community members about the importance of environmental conservation and this province's beautiful protected parks. This year, the Friends are pleased to welcome a new line-up of local performers to the Creekfest stage! Kids and families will learn about environmental stewardship, conservation and biodiversity through educational games and activities hosted by local non-profit groups and community-focused businesses.
Location:Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park (south end of Bow Bottom Trail SE)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 20, 5pm at McCall Lake Golf Course Par 3. Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:McCall Lake Golf Course Par 3
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
50th Anniversary Moon Landing Party (18+).
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
YYC earthlings, prepare for takeoff! Spark is hosting an epic Moon Landing Party at this special edition of Adults Only Night. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of a monumental leap for mankind and party like it's 1969! Take a VR trip to the moon. Launch into space and get immersed in a dome show by Alan Dyer. Crack a cold one in the outdoor beer garden featuring 11 breweries. Adventure out into Calgary's largest outdoor playground, the Brainasium. Relive the Apollo 11 mission with real CBS footage. Hear from experts about conspiracy theories and what it's like to walk on the moon. Explore the unknown at a Kinkonauts improv show, and more! Plus, the fabulous Felicia Bonné is back to emcee the event. Yaaas, queen!
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St Georges Drive NE
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:sparkscience.ca/experience-telus-spark/events/moon-landing-party

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