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Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 at Heritage Park Historical Village

 

May 6 to 7 & May 12 to 14, 8:30am to 5pm. Day Out with Thomas™: The Friendship Tour 2017 at Heritage Park Historical Village! Day Out with Thomas™ is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities! To purchase tickets, call 1-888-222-6608 or visit the website.

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Monday, April 24
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Rep, Families Matter
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Let's face it, parenting can be downright tough sometimes. If you are feeling isolated in your parenting journey or just need some guidance and support, Families Matter has a plethora of parenting programs to get your through difficult times. Tune in for a highlight of a few of their programs.  

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Daily Events

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale - Book Donations.
Everyday from Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
If you really, truly loved them, let them go! Donate your used books to the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale. Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 28. Follow signs to the drop-off location. Tuesday to Thursday: 8am to 7:30pm. Fridays, 8am to 3pm. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, Readers Digest, Harlequin, Avon or Signet romances, magazines, or textbooks will not be accepted.
Location:Calgary Food Bank: 5000, 11 Street SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets
Link:http://calgaryreads.com/cbc-calgary-reads-big-book-sale-book-donations/
April 21 to May 6 - StoryBook Theatre Presents, Hana’s Suitcase.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Apr 21, 2017 - May 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
April 21 to May 6; check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, Hana’s Suitcase. Based on a true story. A child’s suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. Painted on the side are the name, “Hana Brady, 1931,” and the word, “Orphan.” The children at the Centre and their teacher embark on a relentless search to uncover the story of Hana and her fate. Recommended for ages 10+. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.storybooktheatre.org
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
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
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 Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness .
Wednesdays at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesdays, 11:30 to 12:30pm. Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Explore movement with your child (walking and up) using different apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor is will be present to assist. Register at at Guest Services or visit the website. 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
Drop-In Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays 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
Weekends: April 8 to 30 - Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Young King Arthur.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Weekends, April 8 to 30. Showtimes: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Loose Moose Theatre For Kids Presents, Young King Arthur. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Second Floor, Crossroads Market: 1235, 26 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.loosemoose.com
Wild Wednesdays at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join for 50 per cent off regular admission. All ages. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre - 2623, 56 Street NE
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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