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Railway Days at Heritage Park

Sept 22 & 23, 10am-5pm. Ignite your imagination as the trains take centre stage with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits. Don’t miss the kids’ railway challenge, turntable demonstrations, caboose rides, model train displays, and much more. For more information, visit the website.

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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 at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, September 24
Guest: Nicole Inglis, Health Promotion Facilitator, Teaching Sexual Health, Alberta Health Services
Topic: Teaching your child about their sexual health and sexuality is part of your role as a parent. While you may have concerns about talking with your child about sexual health when they are young, remember, sexual health is not just about sex. Sexual health includes a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. It includes things like hygiene, understanding emotions, healthy relationships, and consent. Not sure how to begin this crucial conversation with your child? Tune in for expert tips! 

Tuesday, September 25 (this segment is at 7:45am instead of 8:25am)
Guest: Judy Arnall, Parenting/Education Conultant & Local Author, Professional Parenting
Topic: If your child's time spent on screens is getting out of control, it’s time to reassert your right as a parent to raise your child in a healthy way. Tune in for Judy's expert advice on how to use a screentime negotiation contract with your child and stick to it! As a parent, it's our responsibility to help our child use screens wisely.

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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September 19 to 23: Calgary International Film Festival.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
For film and art lovers alike, the Calgary International Film Festival, CIFF, is the place to be! This 12-day festival will showcase up to 200 films submitted from Canada and 50 other countries of multiple genres and lengths. In addition to screenings, there will also be gala events, presentations, panels, film talks, and interactive Q&A periods. For the full festival lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Tickets on Sale for the Award-Winning Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Hunts .
Everyday from Sep 4, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Award-Winning Harvest Pumpkin Hunts at Butterfield Acres! Off you will go on the tractor-pulled hay wagon, rolling through the crunchy Fall leaves just hoping to find some kid-sized pumpkins! Once you find the pumpkins, you'll bring them back and decorate them into creative pumpkin-head masterpieces! While the glue dries, enjoy a visit with your favorite animal friends in the farmyard! Your visit includes hunting time, pumpkin-decorating (no carving), and a farmyard visit with the animals! Each child takes home their very own pumpkin masterpiece. Plan for 110 minutes. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear something orange to celebrate the season! A child's (able to walk to 17 years) Harvest Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes farmyard admission and 1 pumpkin per child. The cost is $14.99 + GST. An adult Harvest Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes farmyard admission. The cost is $15.99 + GST. *Adults do not hunt for a pumpkin, only children. Ready to order your tickets? Visit the website to purchase tickets and for more information!
Location:Butterfield Acres Farm: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
September 19 to 23: Beakerhead (Festival).
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beakerhead hits the streets September 19 to 23! This city-wide spectacle brings together the fields of art, science, and engineering and bridges the gap between the creative and the technical, often through fascinating, bizarre, and quirky means. Various installations and interactive exhibits will dot the inner-city, culminating at Beakernight, science’s biggest garden party complete with fire, lasers, light, music (and even a rumoured UFO)! To view the full festival lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Various Locations in Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Science Literacy Week at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Sep 17, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
From September 17 to 23, join TELUS Spark in celebrating outstanding Canadian scientists and science communicators from all over the nation during Science Literacy Week! Canadians have contributed to significant milestones in science history and continue to shape our future and understanding of the world. Included with General Admission at TELUS Spark. For more information, visit
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Fun & Free WP Puppet Theatre Pop-Up Puppet Workshop: Beakerhead's Four to Six.
> Thursday Sep 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Why the Rabbit’s Nose Wiggles: Watch the first part of this charming folk tale, create your own paper sculpture puppet, and then finish the story together with everyone’s puppets! Appropriate for ages 4+ (children must participate with an adult).
Location:In Mission Safeway Parking Lot on 4th Street
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Adult Night: Black and White Affair at the Calgary Zoo.
> Thursday Sep 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join at the Calgary Zoo for an exclusive adults-only evening with Giant Panda viewings! Dress in your black and white best for an elegant cocktail reception, where you’ll discover more about these incredible bears. Ticket includes a welcome glass of prosecco, exclusive giant panda tour, passed appys, food stations, live music and a cash bar. Event takes place rain or shine. Engage and Inspire members receive 10% off of tickets.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Parent's Night Out

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