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Lloyd’s Sensory Friendly Skate Night, Presented by Pacekids Programs - March 30th

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As part of this year’s #authenticallyautism campaign, Pacekids Programs is hosting a sensory-friendly skate night at Lloyd’s Roller Rink. Bring your kiddos out for some skating fun and enjoy lower lights and lower music volume in an inclusive, welcoming environment! Cost is $5; rentals are included. Space is limited to 50 skaters, so please be sure to RSVP to rsvp@pacekids.ca. $5 per person. Visit the website for more information. 

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, March 13 
Guest: Sharon Loose, Owner,Certified Birth Doula, and Childbirth Educator, Calgary Birth Essentials
Topic: Attention: New Parents! What can you expect the first 48 hours after bringing your new baby home? Sharon will provide expert advice on your baby’s sleep, crying, and changing those dirty diapers.  

Monday, March 20
Guest: Jennifer House, Registered Dietitian, Dietitians of Canada
Topic: March is Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is "Take the Fight Out of Food: Spot the problem, get the facts, and seek support." The "food fight” Jennifer will discuss is how to manage and satisfy your pint-size picky eaters at family meal time!

Monday, March 27
Guest:
Rep, Hike for Hospice Calgary
Topic:
On May 7, join Hike for Hospice Calgary, a Family-Friendly Walk Through Fish Creek Provincial Park, proudly sponsored by Calgary’s Child Magazine. All funds raised will support children and families coping with life-threatening illness or the death of someone close. Be a hero for grieving families. Sign up or make a donation today. Tune in for all of the details. 

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Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Daily Events

Market Collective.
Everyday from Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
March 24: 4 to 9pm. March 25: 10am to 6pm. March 26: 10am to 6pm. Join at the Chinese Cultural Centre for a weekend of family fun, local art, music, interactive displays, yummy treats, and much more! Market Collective is an independent market, created to showcase the works of local artists, artisans, and musicians and to strengthen the local community in Calgary. Live music and DJs all weekend long. Admission is $5 for the entire weekend! Admission for kids 12 and under is free.
Cost:$5.00
Location:Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre - 197, 1 Street SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events
Link:http://marketcollective.ca
Sunday Splash Swim at The City of Calgary Recreation.
Sundays at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday Splash Swin at The City of Calgary Recreation. Check your favorite swimming pool schedule. Admission is $2 for adults, and $1 for kids and seniors at Tier 1 and 2 facilities. For pool schedules, visit the website.
Cost:$1.00
Location:The City of Calgary Recreation
Category:Family Fun
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 19, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival. The 2017 Banff Centre Children’s Festival will feature De Temps Antan, Sheldon Casavant, and the Dancers of Damelahamid. To purchase tickets, call the Banff Centre Box Office at 1-800-413-8368, 1-403-762-6301, or visit the website. Explore the beauty of traditional culture through music, magic, dance, and visual arts at Banff Centre Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 20. With free or low-cost activities and live shows, Banff Centre Children’s Festival is a continent of imagination where children of all ages can explore some of Canada’s diverse cultures through contemporary art. The free activities at the Festival include: Storytelling, creativity rooms, circus school, family dance, and more! For full details, visit the website.
Location:The Banff Centre in Banff, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.banffcentre.ca
Tickets are on Sale Now for the Butterfield Acres Easter Hunt.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Butterfield Acres Easter Hunt, which takes place April 8 & 9 and April 14 & 15. The Easter Hunt is specially designed for youngsters 7 and under. The Legend and Hunt run every 20 minutes starting at 10am. Tickets include: The Legendary Easter Egg Hunt; a springtime craft for each child; a visit in the farmyard with new spring farm babies; and a little something yummy for kids to take home! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:.5 km north of County Hills Boulevard NW on Rocky Ridge Road - 3 minutes west of Stoney Trail, Exit 43
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.butterfieldacres.com
Sign Up for Hike for Hospice Calgary.
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sign up for Hike for Hospice Calgary today, a Family-Friendly Walk through Fish Creek Provincial Park! The Hike takes place on Sunday, May 7 from 9am to Noon. All funds raised will support children and families coping with life-threatening illness or the death of someone close. Be a hero for grieving families. To sign up for this family-friendly walk or to make a donation, visit the website.
Location:Fish Creek Provincial Park
Category:Family Fun
Link:www.hospicecalgary.com
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
Family Swim at Southland Leisure Centre .
Sundays at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enjoy the water park, including a trip to the AquaPlay structure. Adults must be accompanied by a child; all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
March 24 to April 2 - Spring Rally in the Alley at Heritage Park Historical Village.
Everyday from Mar 24, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Put yourself in the driver’s seat and get ready for fun and excitement! Play challenging games, create car-themed crafts, and get revved up for all sorts of fun activities throughout the museum during this family-friendly indoor event. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village - 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
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
March 25 & 26 - Calgary Baby & Tot Show - for Bump, Baby & Beyond! .
> Sunday Mar 26, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 25, 9:30am to 5:30pm & March 26, 11am to 5pm. A fun and interactive event designed to put everything families need all under one roof. There will be local and national exhibitors showcasing the latest in apparel, toys, and products to assist parents and caregivers every step of the way. Interactive workshops and seminars from today’s leading authorities will provide valuable insights on raising a family with babies to school-age children - and everything in between. Plus, there will be parented play areas, arts & crafts, and non-stop entertainment for the whole family! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:www.calgarybabyshow.com
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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