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Parents Only! The Rest, Regroup & Getaway Guide - 2017

The Rest, Relaxation & Getaway Guide. Parenting is a full-time job - we know! That doesnt mean you cant spend some time doing what you love. Take a course, class, or organize a special date with your sweetie or some friends doing something different.

Parents Only

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

 

FOR THE FOODIE

ATCO BLUE FLAME KITCHEN

(Cooking classes: 403-245-7630; atcoblueflamekitchen.com) runs a wide variety of courses for the culinary-inclined, including demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes on a wide variety of themes.

CHEFS PLATE

(chefsplate.com) delivers creative recipes, pre-prepared ingredients, and step-by-step cooking instructions to your doorstep in a refrigerated box.

CUISINE ET CHATEAU

(403-764-2665; cuisineandchateau.com) organizes culinary tours of France, cooking classes, and wine tasting courses to help you develop your palate for all things French.

SAIT

(sait.ca) offers a huge variety of classes through their continuing education department, including regional food basics (Thailand, Vietnam, France, etc.), kitchen fundamentals like knife skills and sauce-making, and fun courses like cake decorating, cooking with cheese, and fondue.

THE ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP

(various locations; italiancentre.ca) has loads of regional delicacies to help get you inspired in the kitchen!

IF YOU LOVE TO DANCE

ABSOLUTE DANCE STUDIO

(403-210-0188; absolutedanceinc.com) offers a range of different dance classes for adults, including ballet, hip hop, and burlesque

DECIDEDLY JAZZ DANCEWORKS

(403-245-3533; decidedlyjazz.com) offers a range of modern and cultural dance styles such as West African, Krump, Hip Hop, Bollywood, and Bellydance.

EVOLUTIONS SCHOOL OF DANCE

(403-819-0758; evolutionsdance.com) offers fun, motivating adult classes which are a great to way to maintain or get into shape. Various styles and session lengths are available for a variety of interests, and they offer weekday classes during the lunch hour to accommodate a variety of schedules and needs.

FREE HOUSE DANCE PLUS LTD.

Phone: 403-282-0555

Website: http://freehousedance.com

Free House DanceIt’s not just kids who can have fun. Get a sitter, grab your partner, and take a spin on the dance floor! Latin and  Ballroom? Hip Hop? Tap? We have a great range of classes. The world is your oyster!

SPORT & FITNESS OPTIONS FOR ADULTS

ALBORAK STABLE

(403-932-4819; alborakstable.com) has a multi-week program for beginners wanting to try their hand at horseback riding.

CALGARY CLIMBING CENTRE

(various locations; calgaryclimbing.com) offers drop-in climbing, a new ClimbPark with 21 vertical climbing elements, and lessons.

INJANATION

(587-353-4652; injanation.com) has an indoor ninja course, trampoline park, climbing walls, and more! Love American Ninja Warrior? So do they!

MARTIAL ARTS

MASTER RIM’S TAEKWONDO (various locations; masterrim.com), BLACK BELT JUNG’S TAEKWONDO (403-800-9005; masterjung.com), YU’S TAEKWONDO MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE (403-258-0998; yustaekwondo.org), and RED PHOENIX TAE KWON DO AND MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE (403-277-7937; redpx.com) offer high-quality martial arts lessons for all ages and skill levels.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

(403-233-8393; repsolsportcentre.com) offers nutrition counselling, personal training, and a wide variety of drop-in and registered fitness classes.

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Address: Various Locations

Phone: 403-268-3800

Website: http://calgary.ca/recreation

Get active with a fitness class, get creative with an art program, or get into the swing of things in a dance class. We have more than 20 recreation locations that offer a wide variety of drop-in and registered programs. Change it up and try something new! #GetMovingYYC

THE CRUX CLIMBING & BOULDERING

(403-235-2789; thecruxclimbing.com) is one of Canada’s tallest indoor climbing gyms. Try rappelling, bouldering, and courses ranging from beginner to advanced.

TOPS® - TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

(403-923-4662; tops.org) is dedicated to helping members take off - and keep off - pounds sensibly. If you need a little extra help and support to reach your health and wellness goals, TOPS® is an affordable and dependable option.

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

(403-278-7542; tricocentre.ca) offers registered programs and drop-in activities for everyone

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY KINESIOLOGY

Phone: 403-220-7749

Website: http://ucalgary.ca/knes

University of Calgary Kinesiology offers programs, services, and facilities through Active Living which promote healthy, active lifestyles.

YMCA CALGARY

(various locations; YMCACalgary.org) has been helping its members reach their health and wellness potential since 1902! They offer a variety of aquatics, athletics, sports, dance, martial arts, and mind/body classes.

FOR THE MUSICALLY INCLINED

ADULT RECREATIONAL CHOIR SOCIETY OF CALGARY

(up2something.org) women’s, mixed, Christmas-only, and non-performing choirs for people with a variety of experience levels and time to devote to singing.

MUSIC LESSONS FOR ADULTS

There are tons of great businesses offering a wide variety of music lessons for adults, including ALLEGRO MUSIC (403-254-0494), LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSON CENTRES (various locations; long-mcquade.com), and KEYBOARD ACADEMY OF MUSIC (various locations; keyboardacademy.ca)

RHYTHM OF THE ROCKIES

(rhythmoftherockies.org) is an award-winning women’s chorus which meets weekly for practices and does several performances and competitions throughout the year. Learn how to sing in four-part harmony with a diverse repertoire of jazz, pop, swing, and ballads.

HOMES & COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS

BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL

(403-231-8900; livebrookfield.ca) believes every day is the perfect day to come together, create meaningful connections, and enjoy even the simplest moments in life. That’s why for over 60 years, we’ve been crafting homes and communities that make you feel like you’ve found the place you truly belong. And when you finally find the best place to call home, you’ll want to celebrate it every day.

LEGACY

Email: info@wcdev.ca

Website: http://legacylife.ca

Expertly planned and beautifully built, Legacy offers timeless living for any stage of life. Complete with an extensive selection of homes from Calgary’s top builders, including nearby amenities such as a future shopping district, fully rubberized playgrounds, and schools for every age, Legacy is an all-inclusive community built for a lifetime of memories.

QUALICO

(403-253-3311; qualico.com) has been building homes for over 60 years and is one of the leading home builders in communities across Western Canada. They offer a full range of home options in communities across Calgary such as Evanston, Crestmont, and the newly-planned Harmony in Springbank.

PARENT ESCAPES & EXCURSIONS

BOARD GAME CAFES

HEXAGON (thehexcafe.com/calgary), PIPS (pipscafe.com), METAL GALAXY (metal-galaxy.com), and THE THIRSTY MEEPLES (thirstymeeplesyyc.com) all offer board gaming by the hour. It’s a great group activity, and most offer food or drinks. It’s like having your friends over for the evening, but you don’t need to pick up any toys or clean your kitchen first - bonus!

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

(403-571-0849; calgaryphil.com) is a great date-night option if you want to get out and listen to some world-class performances!

ESCAPE ROOMS

COGNITO (cognitoescape.ca), BREAKOUT (breakoutcalgary.com), THE LOCKED ROOM (thelockedroom.ca), ESCAPE HOUR (escapehour.ca), and LEVEL 1 ESCAPE (level1escape.com) are just some of the many unique ‘escape room’ experiences for large or small groups in Calgary. Ranging in difficulty from a 1 per cent success rate to over 60 per cent, these rooms will stretch your brain, and are a totally immersive (sometimes creepy!) evening out.

FAMILY PASTIMES LTD.

Phone: 1-888-267-4414

Email: info@familypastimes.com

Website: http://familypastimes.com

For over 45 years, our co-operative games have been praised for helping people of all ages and all situations develop the skills to play, work, and learn together.

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

(403-268-8500; heritagepark.ca) offers some really unique adult classes throughout the winter months. Learn how to cook a 1940s feast, use a spinning wheel, work a team of horses, make beeswax cosmetics, and much more!

INDOOR COFFEE PLAYGROUNDS

Sometimes it’s just too hard to find a babysitter - we get it. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out for a quiet cup of coffee while your little ones play! Calgary has a ton of high-quality INDOOR COFFEE PLAYGROUNDS; you’ll probably be able to find one a short car drive away, wherever you are in the city!

TELUS SPARK

(403-817-6800; sparkscience.ca/adults) has an adults-only evening every second Thursday of the month, every month. There’s a fully licensed bar, science talks and demonstrations, and you’re free to play with the exhibits without pushing kids out of the way!

VIN GOGH PAINT & SIP STUDIO

(403-475-4644; vingogh.ca) offers step-by-step “paint along” classes which come with a glass of wine and all materials provided. It’s a great way to spread your wings and experiment with new painting techniques (even if you’re not artistically inclined!)

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