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MONSTER MASH-UP AT TELUS SPARK'S SHOCKTOBER!

October 28 & 29; Enjoy frightful and delightful activities for the whole family during the weekend before Halloween! Brought to you in part by Calgary's Child Magazine!

Toy Mash-Up: Back by popular demand, create your very own toy mash-up by combining and sewing old toys together to design a new one! All day, every day during Monster Mash-Up weekend!

Mysterious Animal of the Night: Join the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet their friendly resident skunk, Oliver, a porcupine named Quillimena, and Ophelia, their and great horned owl. These informative and up-close presentations will give you the knowledge behind these mysterious and often misunderstood animals! 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Inspiration Stage

Dancing in Fog: Listen for the music to rise in the atrium and come down and dance in a dry-ice powered fog! Happening multiple times per day, so keep your ears open for the music.

Costume Repair Station: Are you having a costume malfunction? Whether your costume has teeth, tails, frills or chills, one of our staff can help you develop the skills to get your costume back up and running with our supply of safety pins, sewing supplies and hot glue. All day, every day during Monster Mash-Up weekend!

Check 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, October 2
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Searching for family-friendly Halloween activities around the city and beyond for your little Ghouls and Goblins? Ellen will provide her top picks for spooktacular fun. 

Monday, October 9 (Thanksgiving)
There will be no Global Morning show.

Monday, October 16
Guest: TELUS Spark, the Science Centre
Topic: SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark. Take risks and get curious this season with frightfully fun Halloween activities for the family. Enjoy activities for all ages as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked about what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up is back on October 28 and 29 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations! Monster Mash-Up is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary’s Child Magazine. Tune in for all of the ghoulish details! 

Monday, October 23
Guest: Corinne Nelson, Families Matter Society of Calgary
Topic:
Attention: Parents! Families Matter has recently opened 2 new Family Learning and Play Centres! Family programs include parenting classes, circle and story time, preschool readiness, programs for dads, postpartum groups, and much more! Tune in for more details on these exciting new programs for every member of your family!

Saturday, October 28
Guest:
The Calgary Partners for Safety (in partnership with Calgary's Child)
Topic: For the 23rd year, the Partners for Safety will be on patrol Halloween night. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this Hallow's Eve is safe and fun for your trick-or-treaters. Tune in for all of the details. 

Monday, October 30
Guest:
The Calgary Partners for Safety (in partnership with Calgary's Child)
Topic: For the 23rd year, the Partners for Safety will be on patrol Halloween night. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this Hallow's Eve is safe and fun for your trick-or-treaters. Tune in for all of the details. 





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StoryBook Theatre Presents, MADAGASCAR, a musical adventure.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 20, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
October 20 to November 11, check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, MADAGASCAR, a musical adventure. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar, a musical adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Recommended for ages 3+. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bedding ton Theatre Arts Centre - 375 Bermuda Drive
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
From October 14 to 31, take risks and be curious during SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark! Enjoy frightfully fun activities for the entire family as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. Brew a colourful potion, stand under a mysterious mess, or witness the spectacle of a pumpkin destruction. Plus, Monster Mash-Up is back on October 28 and 29 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations! Monster Mash-Up is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary's Child Magazine!
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:sparkscience.ca/shocktober
Harvest Pumpkin Hunts at Butterfield Acres Farm.
Everyday from Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 at 10:20 am - 1:40 pm
A family favorite! Happening every weekend in October, go on a tractor-pulled hay wagon ride to search for your pumpkin! Bring the pumpkins back and decorate them, and then visit with your favorite animal friends in the farmyard. It's harvest fun at its best!
Cost:$13.99
Location:Butterfield Acres Farm: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:butterfieldacres.com/farmfun_pumpkin.htm
Sept. 29 to Oct. 23 - Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Walk through the pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos, and pick your favorite pumpkins to purchase for Halloween carving! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Day of the Dead Celebrations.
> Saturday Oct 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Takes place Saturday, October 21, 12Noon to 4pm and Saturday, October 28, 12Noon to 4pm. Join in celebrating the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead at Marlborough Mall. Enjoy four hours of free family fun including Latin dance performances by Havana Cuban Dance Studio, sugar pumpkin decorating, face painting, colour your own sugar skull mask, and more! You also have the opportunity to win one of two Marlborough Mall gift cards! Take a selfie at the Halloween display across from the Family Park, post it to social media, tag Marlborough Mall and use the hashtag #MBMWins to enter!
Location:Marlborough Mall: 433 Marlborough Way NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:marlboroughmall.com
Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Canada 150.
> Saturday Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
For Canada 150, WP Puppet Theatre is creating a community video of a modern-day story about Canada’s new (unofficial) avian emblem: the Gray Jay! In this workshop, you will create your own spoon puppet who will read one line of the story, The Gray Jay, and the Magpie by Ken Lee, for our video. This workshop is for ages ages 4+. Children must participate with an adult. To register, visit the website.
Cost:$5.00
Location:YWCA: 320, 5 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:wppuppet.com/register-for-puppet-pop-up/
CultureFest 2017.
> Saturday Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The highlights of CultureFest 2017 Performances will include: Bollywood, Bhangra, a Fashion Show, Live Singing, Western Dancers, Korean Drumers and much more to enjoy. For more information, contact Vrajesh at 403-400-0203.
Location:Genesis Community Wellness Centre: 7556 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:culturefest.ca/
Sept. 29 to Oct. 28 - Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Make your way through the corn maze in the dark with nothing but your flashlight! And are you BRAVE enough to make it through the haunted houses?! For more details, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Youth Night at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Saturdays at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Youth Night at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Friday nights are youth night! Youth ages 10 to 17 can drop in for floor hockey, dodgeball, basketball, and other fun activities. Supervised.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Youth Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca

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