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2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival)

 
May 24 to 27; check website for schedule of performances. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children with the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival)! Explore and experience this Festival through puppetry, music, dance, theatre, author engagements, and more! There will also be free activities on Olympic Plaza adjacent to Arts Commons including storytelling, dance workshops, roving artists, magicians, face painting, creative activities and challenges, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, May 1
Guest:
Katie Domries, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Family Counsellor
Topic:
Whether parents like it or not, adolescents are viewing pornography - intentionally and accidentally - at increasing rates. Katie will provide expert advice on why it’s important to talk to your youth about pornography and a few key tips to keep in mind when doing so.

Monday, May 8
Guest: Dr. Farrah Sunderji, OD, of Eyedeology
Topic: My Tw/een wants to wear contact lenses, now what?! Dr. Sunderji will discuss the pros and cautions of purchasing contact lenses for your adolescent. 

Monday, May 15
Guest: Bryan Schaefer, Owner of School of Rock
Topic: Tune in and rock out! Bryan will discuss the benefits of putting your kids in groups and bands to learn music, and, in his opinion, why performance-based music education is better than traditional music lessons.

Monday, May 22 (May Long Weekend)
There will be no Global Morning Show.

Monday, May 29
Guest:
Josh Groen, Rhyme and Reason Early Learning
Topic: Move over, Mom! This segment is just for Dads! Looking for some 'dadvice'? Josh will provide his top dad parenting tips.






 

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Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival).
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (Calgary International Children's Festival), taking place May 24 to 27. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children. Explore and experience this Festival through puppetry, music, dance, theatre, author engagements, and more! There will also be free activities on Olympic Plaza adjacent to Arts Commons including storytelling, dance workshops, roving artists, magicians, face painting, creative activities and challenges, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.calgarykidsfest.ca
Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Mondays at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mondays, two times available: 9:30 to 10:30am and 10:45 to 11:45am. Explore movement with your child (walking and up) using different apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor will be present to assist. Register at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
May 20 to 22 - Opening Weekend at Calaway Park.
Everyday from May 20, 2017 - May 22, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Calaway Park is celebrating Canada’s 150th all season long! Join in all the excitement of 32 rides, 23 skill-testing games, 21 tasty food locations, 5 attractions, and live entertainment! What’s New in 2017? Experience Dizzy Dragons, Calaway Park’s new ride! Watch out for Maxx, a 6 foot tall robot and his kid inventor roaming the pathways of Calaway Park!
Location:245033 Range Road 33, Calgary, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.calawaypark.com
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Feb 4, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is coming to Calgary’s science centre February 4 to June 4! Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to lifelong fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://sparkscience.ca/experience-telus-spark/events/startrek
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Mondays at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre. Want to sample some Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts & crafts, and circle time based on a variety of themes? Southland Leisure Centre has Kinderschool for 3 to 5 year olds on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558. Cost is $13.05 per time slot ($7.85 for passholders). For more information, call 403-648-6550.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
Sharing Dance Free Dance Classes at Decidedly Jazz.
Every Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 - May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Want to learn fun, uniquely Canadian choreography? Here’s your chance. Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 2), the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is offering free dance classes weekly. Dancers of all ages and abilities wanted! No experience required! Rehearsals will prepare you to shine in community performances across Canada beginning June 2. This is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun. Gather your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance and to register for free classes, visit the website below.
Location:Studio 4, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks - 111, 12 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.sharingdance.ca

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